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  • Imagination is giving away its first MIPS-based dev board for free (to some people)

    27 August 2014, 8:42 am by: Brad Linder

    The MIPS Creator CI20 is a small, low-cost single-board computer with an Ingenic Jz4780 processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage. It’s basically Imagination Technologies’s answer to the Raspberry Pi… but instead of an…
  • Kobo Aura H2O waterproof eReader launches October 1st for $180

    27 August 2014, 7:00 am by: Brad Linder

    Kobo’s first water and dust-resistant eReader will be available in the US, Canada, and parts of Europe starting October 1st for $180, £140, or €180, depending on your region. It’ll be available for preorder starting September 1st from Kobo.com. As…
  • HTC’s first 64-bit smartphone is also its cheapest phone with 4G LTE

    26 August 2014, 10:06 pm by: Brad Linder

    As expected, HTC is launching its first smartphone featuring a 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 architecture. And as expected, it’s a mid-range device rather than a phone with bleeding edge specs. The HTC Desire 510 is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2 GHz…
  • Lilbits (8-26-2014): Asus smartwatch, Intel’s “luxury” smart bracelet, and the Moto G2

    26 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Asus plans to reveal its first smartwatch at the IFA show in Berlin next week. The company’s already told us it’ll be cheaper than other devices running Google’s Android Wear software, and now we have a slightly better idea of what it’ll look like…
  • Google News & Weather app for Android gets first major update in years

    26 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Most Android phones and tablets come with Google’s News & Weather app and widget pre-loaded. But Google hadn’t bothered to update the app for years… until today. Say goodbye to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread-style app, and hello to a new app with an…
  • Google Chrome browser for Windows is now 64-bit

    26 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Google’s been testing 64-bit builds of its Chrome web browser for Windows for a few months. Now Chrome 37 has graduated from beta status and Chrome 64-bit is available to anyone running a 64-bit version of Windows. Google says the new 64-bit version of…
  • Deals of the Day (8-26-2014)

    26 August 2014, 1:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Microsoft may have just slashed the price of its Surface 2 tablet to $349, but you can pick one up for even less than that if you’re willing to go refurbished. Or for about $50 more you can snag a refurbished Microsoft Surface Pro tablet with an Intel Core…
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 and 15 in development?

    26 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Lenovo may be preparing to expand its line of ThinkPad Yoga 2-in-1 notebooks with new models featuring larger displays. At least that seems like the obvious conclusion you can draw from a series of names listed on a Lenovo support page. Lenovo’s Yoga…
  • Windows 9 “Threshold”: Microsoft removing the Start Screen from Enterprise and the desktop from…

    26 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Brad Linder

    Microsoft is expected to release a preview of the next version of Windows this fall and it will likely be followed by a full release of Windows 9 in early 2015. Right now the software’s code-named Windows “Threshold,” and details about the software have…
  • Microsoft Surface 2 price drops to $349

    26 August 2014, 9:46 am by: Brad Linder

    Microsoft has slashed $100 from the price of its entry-level tablet. The Microsoft Surface 2 sold for $449 and up when it launched a little less than a year ago. Now you can pick up the 10 inch Windows RT tablet for $349 and up. The Microsoft Surface 2…
  • LG G3 Stylus is a mid-range, stylus-equipped smartphone

    26 August 2014, 8:44 am by: Brad Linder

    As expected, LG is adding a stylus-toting model to its line of G3-branded smartphones. The LG G3 Stylus looks kind of like LG’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note line of pen-enabled phones… but it’s not really. That’s because while the original LG G3…
  • Zotac’s first ARM-based mini PC coming in September for under $200

    25 August 2014, 6:14 pm by: Brad Linder

    It’s been almost 9 months since Zotac started showing off its first tiny desktop computers to feature ARM-based processors. Now the company is getting ready to start selling its new ZBOX Nano D518 with a Freescale i.MX6 Quad processor. It’s expected to go…
  • Lilbits (8-25-2014): The future of smartwatches looks… round

    25 August 2014, 4:30 pm by: Brad Linder

    Motorola’s doing it. LG’s doing it. So is Samsung… reportedly. All three companies are apparently working on smartwatches featuring round watch faces. Smartwatches aren’t exactly common these days, but if you have seen one in the wild, odds are that…
  • HTC to reveal its first 64-bit smartphone

    25 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Android phones with 64-bit ARM chips are coming. That’s not a big surprise, since mobile chip makers have been unveiling 64-bit processors left and right and Apple’s iPhone 5s already has a 64-bit processor. But apparently the time for Android phones with…
  • Is this the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact tablet (and smartwatch)?

    25 August 2014, 1:45 pm by: Brad Linder

    Sony is holding a press event on September 3rd to announced its latest mobile products. We could see the company’s next flagship smartphone as well as new tablets or smartwatches… and maybe we’ve already seen some of those devices. The company shared…
  • HP Chromebook 14 with NVIDIA Tegra K1 coming soon?

    25 August 2014, 12:30 pm by: Brad Linder

    It looks like Acer may not be the only PC maker with an NVIDIA-powered Chromebook on the way. According to listings at a couple of different online stores, HP’s got a Chrome OS laptop with an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor in the works as well. The HP Chromebook…
  • Deals of the Day (8-25-2014)

    25 August 2014, 11:15 am by: Brad Linder

    You know it’s a bad idea to use “1234″ as your password for Facebook, your online banking account, and every site you visit. But how are you supposed to remember dozens or even hundreds of passwords? You aren’t — you should probably be using a secure…
  • TiVo Roamio OTA DVR is the company’s cheapest DVR to date (for cord-cutters only)

    25 August 2014, 9:53 am by: Brad Linder

    Once upon a time the TiVo name was pretty much synonymous with the digital video recorder. But in recent years most cable, satellite, or fiber optic TV providers have offered customers their own DVR alternatives, often at lower prices. So TiVo is taking things…
  • Firefox OS phones arrive in India

    25 August 2014, 7:52 am by: Brad Linder

    Smartphones running Mozilla’s Firefox OS software aren’t widely available in the US yet, but the maker of the Firefox web browser has announced that they’re coming to a market that’s potentially even bigger this week. The first Firefox OS phones will…
  • LG to round out its smartwatch lineup with… a round watch

    24 August 2014, 8:30 am by: Brad Linder

    LG plans to launch a new smartwatch next week. Like the company’s first G Watch, it’s expected to run Google’s Android Wear software. But while the LG G Watch has a square design, the new LG G Watch R will be… round. The Korean electronics company…

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