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  • Dell launches Venue Pro 8 3000 Series Windows tablets for $200 and up

    30 October 2014, 5:46 pm by: Brad Linder

    Dell was one of the first companies to launch 8 inch Windows 8 tablets. Now the company is updating its line of small Windows tablets with a new model. The Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 Series tablets looks a lot like the 5000 Series models that launched late last…
  • Google plans to sell the Nexus 6 like a traditional smartphone

    30 October 2014, 4:45 pm by: Brad Linder

    Google’s latest Nexus phone is bigger and faster than any model that came before. The Nexus 6 is also the most expensive phone Google has launched so far, with a starting price of $649 for an unlocked phone. That led a lot of Liliputing readers to complain…
  • Xiaomi may be building a 9.2 inch budget tablet

    30 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Brad Linder

    Xiaomi launched its first tablet earlier this year. Now the company may be working on a second model, and this one could have a larger screen and a less powerful processor. In other words, it could be a cheaper alternative to the company’s first tablet.…
  • LG unveils 5.3 inch smartphone display with a 0.7mm bezel

    30 October 2014, 2:15 pm by: Brad Linder

    This summer Sharp launched a smartphone with bezels so thin that it almost looks like they don’t exist. Now LG has unveiled a screen that it says has even thinner bezels. LG’s new 5.3 inch LCD panel has 0.7mm bezels on the sides. The company says that’s…
  • Google Play Books update makes skimming, reading non-fiction easier

    30 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    One of the key difference between reading eBooks and reading paper books is that it’s easier to skim, skip around, or flip pages on a physical book. Need to jump back a few pages to double check something, or want to sort of create a temporary bookmark with…
  • Deals of the Day (10-30-2014)

    30 October 2014, 12:15 pm by: Brad Linder

    Normally tablets, laptops, and other gadgets top our list of deals every day. But if you’ve already got all the gadgets you need, you might be in the market for some free or cheap apps, games, or digital media to use with them. Amazon gives away an Android…
  • Reports: Xiaomi is third biggest phone maker, even before entering US or Europe

    30 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Brad Linder

    China’s Xiaomi only sells its smartphones and other devices in a handful of markets… but they’re big markets with large populations including China and India. So even though you can’t easily buy a Xiaomi phone in the US or Europe, we probably…
  • Samsung Gear S cellular smartwatch launches Nov 7th

    30 October 2014, 10:07 am by: Brad Linder

    The Samsung Gear S is a smartwatch that you can use to make phone calls or surf the web without first pairing the watch with a smartphone. You can still pair it with a phone to receive notifications on your wrist, but what makes the Gear S unusual is that you…
  • Motorola is now officially a Lenovo company

    30 October 2014, 9:30 am by: Brad Linder

    Smartphone maker Motorola Mobility is now officially owned by Lenovo. Earlier this year Lenovo announced plans to acquire Motorola from Google, and now 9 months and $2.9 billion later, the deal is done. Motorola isn’t the market leader in the mobile phone…
  • Microsoft Band is a $199 fitness tracker, works with Windows, Android, iOS

    30 October 2014, 8:40 am by: Brad Linder

    Microsoft’s first wearable device is a fitness tracker called the Microsoft Band. It’s a wristband with activity-tracking sensors, a display for notifications, and support for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. The $199 Microsoft Band is part of a new…
  • Microsoft Band fitness tracker shows up in app store listings

    29 October 2014, 10:16 pm by: Brad Linder

    Microsoft is expected to enter the wearable space soon, but the company has yet to announce a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or any other sort of wearable gadget. But Microsoft may have spilled the beans ahead of schedule by submitting a series of apps for…
  • Lenovo Tablet 2 family gets a 13 inch Windows model

    29 October 2014, 9:54 pm by: Brad Linder

    As expected, Lenovo is expanding the line of Yoga 2 tablets it unveiled earlier in October with a new model featuring a 13 inch display and Windows 8.1 software. The new Yoga 13 inch Tablet 2 launches in early November for $700. Like other Yoga 2 models, the…
  • HP Pavilion x2 10 inch Windows tablet now available (in some countries)

    29 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    The HP Pavilion x2 10 inch tablet is a Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Z3745 Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB to 64GB of storage. It’s designed to be used either as a tablet or as a notebook thanks to detachable keyboard cover. And HP says the…
  • Microsoft ends Windows 7 OEM sales Oct 31st

    29 October 2014, 4:25 pm by: Brad Linder

    This Halloween could be a scary one… for folks who aren’t fans of Microsoft Windows 8 or later. That’s because Microsoft is pulling the plug on Windows 7 OEM sales on October 31st. In other words, PC makers will soon stop offering notebook and desktop…
  • UT One tablet with Ubuntu Touch coming in December?

    29 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    The makers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system for notebooks, desktops, and servers have been working on a version for phones and tablets… and hope to see the first of those devices ship later this year or early in 2015. Meizu and bq have already announced…
  • Deals of the Day (10-29-2014)

    29 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Samsung may have a new Galaxy Note tablet on the way, but you don’t have to wait for a new model to get a Galaxy Note with a high-resolution screen, fast processor, and pressure-sensitive pen. Groupon is selling refurbished Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition…
  • Google shows working prototype of Project Ara modular phone

    29 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Google’s Project Ara is an effort to create a modular smartphone. Google will sell you a skeleton and you’ll be able to select the screen, processor, storage, battery, and just about everything else. A group at the company’s ATAP special projects team…
  • HP unveils Sprout 3D scanning system, Multi Jet 3D printing technology

    29 October 2014, 10:44 am by: Brad Linder

    HP is betting big on 3D printing technology as part of its future. The computer giant recently announced plans to split into two companies, one of which will focus on enterprise software and services and the other of which will focus on consumer devices…
  • HP Stream 11 Pro notebook on the way

    29 October 2014, 10:16 am by: Brad Linder

    The HP Stream 11 is a $200 laptop with an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor, an 11.6 inch display, and Windows 8.1 software. It’s basically a Windows alternative to a Chromebook: a dirt cheap laptop that should offer decent performance for basic computing…
  • Oppo N3 smartphone’s motorized camera swivels to face the front or back

    29 October 2014, 9:13 am by: Brad Linder

    Some smartphone makers help users take better selfies by building phones with high-quality front-facing cameras. Others just give you a high-quality rear camera… and a swivel that lets you rotate the camera so it faces the front of the phone. Last year Oppo…

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