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5 great things in tech today: Netflix, AMD, POGs and more

Asus Project Recog

Are you a keen photographer? Or are you interested in what's on Netflix? Do you remember the hit toys of the 90s? Or need a laptop that looks as sci-fi as possible? If you've answered "yes" yet, check out our daily news roundup, courtesy of our friends at TechRadar.

1. The Asus Project Recog looks like a laptop from the future

Asus Project Recog

We haven't seen many laptops that have such a futuristic look to them as the Project Recog concept device from Asus – yes, that is a dual-screen setup, with a second display slotting in where the keyboard normally goes. You can either tap away on a virtual keyboard or plug in an external one and use the two laptop displays side-by-side.

2. Check out the Sony RX100 VI pocket powerhouse

Sony RX100 VI

Sony RX100 VI

The Sony RX100 series has long been popular amongst photographers who want some serious hardware at their disposal but don't want to lug around a full-sized DSLR. The new VI model is the best yet, with a 24-200mm f/2.8-f/4.5 zoom lens packed into what is still a very compact body. You can pick it up from the start of July for £1,150/$1,200/AU$1,699.

3. AMD unveils the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper processor

AMD

AMD

Not to be outdone by Intel's announcement of a 28-core CPU yesterday, AMD has upped the ante further by unveiling a 32-core beast it's calling the Ryzen Threadripper. As yet we don't have many details (such as clock speed) on this second-generation Ryzen powerhouse, but we do know it's going to launch officially in the second half of 2018.

4. POGs are coming back, with some help from AR

POGs

POGs, AR-style

If you were a kid during the 90s then you might remember the cardboard discs called POGs – once upon a time something of a toy craze. Well, now they could be coming back: with the augmented reality success of Pokémon Go still fresh in the mind, there's now an Indiegogo campaign to give POGs a modern-day, AR-infused twist for your mobile phone.

5. Did you know you can request movies and shows on Netflix?

Netflix

Netflix

If there's a gap in the Netflix catalogue that you're unhappy about, you can actually ask Netflix to add it – this isn't a new feature, but it does seem to be newly discovered, and it's not something many people were aware of. Bear in mind that there's no guarantee your request will be noticed, but if enough people think like you do, Netflix might take action.