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  • Dell Venue 10 Pro Windows tablet now available for $329 and up

    4 March 2015, 4:46 pm by: Brad Linder

    Dell’s new 10 inch Windows tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor is now available for $329 and up. The company unveiled the Dell Venue 10 Pro 5000 Series in February as a tablet aimed at the education market. But you don’t need to be a teacher or…
  • Snakebyte unveils the QEUS smart TV box

    4 March 2015, 3:10 pm by: Brad Linder

    Gaming accessory maker Snakebyte is launching a new box designed to bring games, media, and other content to your TV. It’s an Android-powered device called the Snakebyte QEUS which is expected to launch this summer for under $100. The QEUS features a…
  • System76 Meerkat is a tiny, Linux PC with a Broadwell CPU

    4 March 2015, 1:21 pm by: Brad Linder

    Linux PC builder System76 plans to launch a tiny desktop PC with an Intel Broadwell processor and Ubuntu Linux software. The System76 Meerkat should be available around March 19th. The little computer is based on Intel’s NUC mini-desktop design and measures…
  • Deals of the Day (3-04-2015)

    4 March 2015, 12:25 pm by: Brad Linder

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is an Android tablet with a 2560 x 1600 pixel Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM, an octa-core processor. It has a list price of $400, but a number of retailers are currently selling it for $350. Woot is going a step further though,…
  • iConsole micro: TV Stick with an Intel CPU, Console OS (Android) software

    4 March 2015, 10:54 am by: Brad Linder

    Console OS is a custom version of Android optimized to run on computers with Intel processors. Don’t have a PC that supports the system requirements? No problem — the developers of the operating system plan to launch a tiny, low-power device that comes…
  • Makers of OpenGL standard unveil Vulkan: Efficient-next gen graphics tech

    4 March 2015, 10:35 am by: Brad Linder

    Khronos Group has launched a technical preview of the technology that will replaces OpenGL. Like OpenGL, Vulkan is an open standard API that developers can use to tap into the capabilities of graphics chips. But Khronos says the new tools offer improved…
  • Motorola Moto E (2015) now available for $120 and up

    4 March 2015, 9:30 am by: Brad Linder

    Motorola’s latest low-cost phone is now available for purchase. You can pick up a Moto E (2015) from the Motorola store for as little as $120. But if you’ve got an extra $30 to spare, you should probably get the $150 model. It has a faster processor and…
  • Zotac introduces Steam Machine SN970 gaming PC

    4 March 2015, 8:59 am by: Brad Linder

    The first computer/game consoles running Valve’s SteamOS should begin shipping in November. Valve calls the systems Steam machines, and says about a dozen partners will be launching models. One of those partners is Zotac, which just unveiled the Zotac Steam…
  • NVIDIA Shield video game console coming in May for $199

    4 March 2015, 6:38 am by: Brad Linder

    NVIDIA will launch its first game console designed for the living room in May. The new NVIDIA Shield console is a box with an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, support for 4K video, and Google’s Android TV software. That doesn’t mean it’s just for Android games…
  • Steam Machines coming in November, along with $50 Steam Link game streamer

    3 March 2015, 8:39 pm by: Brad Linder

    Valve has announced that the first Steam Machines will launch in November. These are gaming computers from companies including Alienware and Falcon Northwett which will run Valve’s Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. The company has also introduced…
  • Bookeen to launch solar-powered eReader in 2016

    3 March 2015, 4:45 pm by: Brad Linder

    Bookeen offers a range of eBook readers including models with big screens, small screens, and optionally front-lit displays. Next year the company plans to launch something new though: an eBook reader with a built-in solar panel that lets you recharge the…
  • Chip maker NXP buys Freescale

    3 March 2015, 3:27 pm by: Brad Linder

    NXP Seminconductors is buying Freescale Semincoductor in a deal that the company says will create a $40 billion company once the merger is complete. NXP is best known for producing chips used in the automotive industry, but the company also produces NFC chips…
  • Google stops updating Chrome for older versions of Android

    3 March 2015, 2:36 pm by: Brad Linder

    When Google first brought its Chrome web browser to Android in 2012, Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was state of the art. Now Google has announced that it will stop developing Chrome for that aging version of Android. You can still download and run…
  • Deals of the Day (3-03-2015)

    3 March 2015, 12:45 pm by: Brad Linder

    The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro 13 is a convertible notebook that becomes a tablet when you push the screen  back 360 degrees. It’s not the newest member of the Yoga family, but that means you can often find the older version on sale for pretty great prices. Right…
  • Yotaphone 2 dual-screen phone to hit Indiegogo this spring

    3 March 2015, 11:20 am by: Brad Linder

    The Yotaphone 2 is an Android smartphone with two displays: there’s a full color AMOLED screen on one side of the phone, but flip it over and you’ve got a low-power, black and white ePaper display. Yotaphone offers the smartphone in select European and…
  • BlackBerry to launch phone with slide-out keyboard, curved display

    3 March 2015, 10:42 am by: Brad Linder

    Later this year BlackBerry plans to launch a smartphone with a touchscreen display and a slide-out keyboard that hides behind the screen when you’re not using it. This would hardly be the company’s first slider… but it would be the first model to run the…
  • BlackBerry Leap is the company’s latest touchscreen smartphone

    3 March 2015, 10:20 am by: Brad Linder

    BlackBerry’s latest smartphone features a 5 inch touchscreen display, a promise of all-day battery life, and no physical keyboard. The company unveiled the BlackBerry Leap at Mobile World Congress. The new phone features the BlackBerry 10 operating system…
  • Pebble smartstraps: Add new features to Pebble Time smartwatches with removable bands

    3 March 2015, 9:07 am by: Brad Linder

    The new Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches have color displays and batteries that can run for a week or longer. But that’s not the only thing that separates them from the original Pebble Smartwatch. Pebble also added a 4-pin connector to the back…
  • Pebble Time Steel smartwatch hits Kickstarter (color, steel watch for $250)

    3 March 2015, 8:42 am by: Brad Linder

    Smartwatch maker Pebble introduced its first model with a color display recently. The Pebble Time won’t hit the streets until May, but tens of thousands of folks have pre-ordered models of the plastic watch with a color display through a Kickstarter…
  • Kodi 15 alpha 1 media center adds features, but ends support for some platforms

    3 March 2015, 6:00 am by: Brad Linder

    The team behind the popular Kodi media center (which used to be known as XBMC) have released an early build of Kodi 15. Kodi 15 alpha 1 includes some improvements and new features… but also drops support for some platforms. Kodi will no longer work on…

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