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  • Leaks: 5.9 inch Nexus “Shamu,” Moto X+1, and Sony Xperia Z3

    27 July 2014, 9:43 am by: Brad Linder

    Google probably won’t unveil the next Nexus phones or tablets for a few months, but that hasn’t stopped information about next-gen Nexuses (or Nexusi?) from leaking. But the tech industry has a hard time keeping anything secret for long and recently…
  • Lenovo Yoga 2 10 inch convertible tablet on the way?

    26 July 2014, 9:05 am by: Brad Linder

    Lenovo may be preparing to expand its Yoga tablet family with a new 10 inch model called the Yoga 2 10. It’s not clear if this is a Windows or Android tablet, although there’s reason to believe it’s a new addition to the company’s line of Android…
  • Lilbits (7-25-2014): Fire Phone dissected, Firefly dev board unveiled

    25 July 2014, 6:42 pm by: Brad Linder

    The tech world is on fire… or something. Amazon’s Fire Phone hit the streets this week and underwent the usual rite of passage: several different groups took it upon themselves to rip the phone apart and see what’s under the hood. Meanwhile there’s a…
  • Custom recoveries for the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live crack Android Wear wide open

    25 July 2014, 4:12 pm by: Brad Linder

    Android Wear is a version of Google’s Android operating system that’s designed for wearable devices such as smartwatches. But under the hood it’s a lot like the Android software you run on phones and tablets… so it’s not surprising that you can hack…
  • Unlocking your cellphone in the US is about to become legal (again)

    25 July 2014, 3:51 pm by: Brad Linder

    Congress has approved a bill which will make it legal to unlock a cellphone in the United States so you can use it with a different wireless carrier. That was actually legal from 2006 through 2012… but only due to an exemption from the Digital Millennium…
  • Firstview S1162 notebook is an Android-powered Lenovo Yoga clone

    25 July 2014, 1:46 pm by: Brad Linder

    Firstview’s new S1162 is a convertible notebook with an 11.6 inch display, a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor, and Google Android software. It also looks an awful lot like a Lenovo Yoga tablet. Firstview is currently looking for distributors, but a…
  • New Acer Aspire Switch 10 tablet models to offer more storage, high-res display?

    25 July 2014, 12:45 pm by: Brad Linder

    The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a 2-in-1 Windows tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor and a keyboard dock that lets you use the system like a notebook. It earns the Switch name not only by letting you not only switch between notebook and tablet modes, but…
  • Deals of the Day (7-25-2014)

    25 July 2014, 11:25 am by: Brad Linder

    At $229 the Google Nexus 7 is a pretty good tablet for the price. Knock $100 off the price and it’s a steal. ShopDivvy is selling refurbished Nexus 7 tablets with full HD display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage for…
  • Freakbox is a $149 Android box from the devs at FreakTab

    25 July 2014, 10:09 am by: Brad Linder

    A group of developers from the FreakTab community have decided that developing custom ROMs for existing Android phones, tablets and TV boxes isn’t enough. So they’ve decided to launch their own hardware. The team plans to begin selling the Freakbox soon…
  • Firefox for Android brings fresh content to your browser home screen

    25 July 2014, 8:45 am by: Brad Linder

    Mozilla has rolled out a new feature Firefox for Android feature that lets you place custom “panels” on your home screen. Instead of just viewing your history, frequently visited sites and reading list you can now add panels for Vimeo, Instagram,…
  • Lilbits (7-24-2014): Fire TV sales exceed Amazon’s expectations

    24 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Brad Linder

    Amazon has gotten into hardware in a big way over the past few years. The company’s first smartphone ships this week, and Kindle eReaders and tablets are among Amazon’s best-selling products. This year Amazon also launched its first smart TV box, the Fire…
  • Asus MeMO Pad 8 Android tablet review

    24 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    The Asus MeMO Pad 8 ME181C is an Android tablet with an 8 inch display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a $199 price tag. It’s also a surprisingly powerful machine for the price. Or maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise: after all the tablet has the…
  • Maingear Pulse 15 is a thin, light, and expensive gaming laptop

    24 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Maingear is now offering a thin and light notebook aimed at gamers. The Maingear Pulse 15 has a high-resolution 15.6 inch display, an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and NVIDIA graphics but the notebook measures just 0.75 inches thick and weighs about 4…
  • Chrome for Android gets single sign-in, Material Design

    24 July 2014, 2:38 pm by: Brad Linder

    Google is rolling out an updated version of Chrome beta for Android which starts to incorporate Material Design features borrowed from the upcoming Android L release. This version of the Chrome browser also supports single sign-in, which means that as long as…
  • Now there’s a web browser for Android Wear smartwatches

    24 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Want to surf the web on a 1.6 inch screen? Now you can. Wear Internet Browser is a web browser for Android Wear which lets you load web pages on your wrist. The app supports HTTP and HTTPS sites, features bookmarks and history, and features pinch-to-zoom……
  • Deals of the Day (7-24-2014)

    24 July 2014, 11:30 am by: Brad Linder

    The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a 2-in-1 Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and a keyboard dock that allows you to use the system as a notebook. I recently reviewed the Switch 10 and found it to be a pretty good little device for work or…
  • Razer Nabu smartband coming soon for under $100

    24 July 2014, 10:16 am by: Brad Linder

    Razer’s first wearable device is scheduled to go on sale within the next few months and it’ll sell for $100 or less. That’s according to a report from Recode, whcih interviewed Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. The Razer Nabu is a wristband that measures activity…
  • Lenovo unveils prototype Smart Glasses

    24 July 2014, 9:16 am by: Brad Linder

    Lenovo’s answer to Google Glass may be on the way. The company introduced a prototype of a wearable device that you wear like a pair of glasses this week and the company is also partnering with Vuzix to bring that company’s smart glasses to China. The move…
  • Display tech could make eyeglasses unnecessary (when viewing a screen)

    23 July 2014, 4:44 pm by: Brad Linder

    Researchers are developing a new display technology that could let folks who wear glasses see a screen clearly without wearing their spectacles. The technology uses your eyeglass prescription to adjust a filter in front of the display so that you see a sharp…
  • HTC is probably working on a smartwatch… but it’s not ready yet

    23 July 2014, 3:30 pm by: Brad Linder

    HTC is probably developing a smartwatch. That’s not unusual… most major smartphone makers that haven’t yet launched a smartwatch seem to be working on one. What’s a little unusual is that HTC’s watch keeps showing up in leaks. Earlier this week we…

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