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  • Project Spartan browser arrives in latest Windows 10 preview build

    30 March 2015, 6:15 pm by: Brad Linder

    Microsoft plans to include a new web browser with Windows 10 when the operating system launches this summer. Code-named Project Spartan, it uses a different rendering engine than Internet Explorer, has a user interface designed to work across phones, tablets,…
  • Tidal offers high-def music streaming for $20 per month (or compressed audio for $10)

    30 March 2015, 5:15 pm by: Brad Linder

    Tidal is an online music streaming service that launched last year in Sweden. But Jay Z acquired the company and he’s relaunching it with support of a large group of musicians today. At a launch event Tidal was described as the first artist-owned global…
  • Nextbook Ares 11 is an Android 5.0, 2-in-1 tablet for $197

    30 March 2015, 4:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Budget tablet maker E Fun’s first 2-in-1 Android tablet is now available. The E Fun Nextbook Ares 11 is an Android 5.0 tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor and a detachable keyboard dock. It’s available from Walmart for $197. The tablet has an 11.6…
  • Gmail for Android adds unified inbox (view Outlook, Yahoo, and Gmail accounts together)

    30 March 2015, 2:58 pm by: Brad Linder

    Google’s Gmail app for Android is more than just an app for viewing Gmail messages. You can also add Exchange, IMAP, or POP email accounts from other services… and starting today you can view messages from all of your email accounts in one place. Google…
  • Huawei introduces Kirin930 octa-core 64-bit CPU

    30 March 2015, 1:45 pm by: Brad Linder

    Huawei has been developing its own chips for mobile devices including smartphones and tablets for a few years. The company’s latest is a 64-bit, 8-core chip called the Kirin930. It could be used in upcoming smartphones and tablets such as the Huawei P8 and…
  • Deals of the Day (3-30-2015)

    30 March 2015, 12:30 pm by: Brad Linder

    A few days ago I noted that you could pick up an Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 Windows tablet for $249. If that price wasn’t tempting enough, today you can get the an even better version of the tablet for $50 less. Staples is selling the Acer Aspire Switch…
  • Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi now available for $399 and up

    30 March 2015, 11:09 am by: Brad Linder

    The new 10 inch 2-in-1 convertible tablet Asus unveiled in January is now available for purchase. The Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi is a Windows tablet with a full HD display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a starting price of $399 for a model with…
  • Chromebooks with NVIDIA Tegra X1 chips on the way?

    30 March 2015, 10:25 am by: Brad Linder

    NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 processor is a 64-bit, processor based on an ARM Cortex-A57/Cortex-A53 architecture and featuring NVIDIA’s 256-core “Maxwell” graphics. It’s designed for use in a range of hardware including automotive systems, game consoles, and…
  • MediaTek introduces Helio X and Helio P chips for high-end phones

    30 March 2015, 9:05 am by: Brad Linder

    Chinese chip maker MediaTek has been gaining some serious traction in the smartphone and tablet space over the past few years. While most of the company’s chips are cheaper and less powerful than the latest Qualcomm, Samsung, or NVIDIA processors, MediaTek…
  • Next-gen NVIDIA Shield portable game console coming soon

    29 March 2015, 10:32 am by: Brad Linder

    This month NVIDIA announced plans to launch its first video game console designed to live next to your TV. But the new $199 NVIDIA Shield game console might not be the company’s only new Shield device on the way. The 2-year-old NVIDIA Shield handheld game…
  • HTC One E9+ smartphone with a 5.5 inch screen launched in China

    29 March 2015, 9:22 am by: Brad Linder

    HTC’s latest flagship smartphone for the US and European markets is the 5 inch HTC One M9 with a metal case. But the company just introduced a larger, partly plastic model in China called the HTC One E9+. The phone also has a MediaTek processor rather than a…
  • Asus T300 Chi now available for $699, T100 chi coming soon

    28 March 2015, 8:00 am by: Brad Linder

    The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a 2-in-1 tablet with a 12.5 inch display, an Intel Core M processor, and a detachable keyboard that transforms the tablet into a laptop. First unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Transformer Book T300…
  • Lilbits (3-27-2015): Amazon Fire TV Stick gets an OS update

    27 March 2015, 6:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a $39 device you can plug into your TV to stream music, videos, photos, and other content from Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, and more. Not only has the Fire TV Stick I picked up last year largely replaced my Chromecast… I find myself…
  • Jide Remix Ultra Tablet preview: Android with a little Windows flavor

    27 March 2015, 5:06 pm by: Brad Linder

    Jide is a startup that wants to make Android tablets more productive. The company’s Remix OS is a custom version of Android that lets you run multiple apps in small windows, and the Jide Remix Ultra Tablet comes with a keyboard cover that lets you use the…
  • Lenovo’s Bay Trail-powered N21 Chromebook now available

    27 March 2015, 3:30 pm by: Brad Linder

    The Lenovo N21 Chromebook is an 11.6 inch laptop with an Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail processor and a semi-rugged case designed for use in the classroom. It’s an affordable, portable, and fanless laptop aimed at the education market. The Chromebook first…
  • Amazon Cloud Drive no longer offers 5GB of free storage

    27 March 2015, 2:26 pm by: Brad Linder

    This week Amazon introduced two new ways to use Amazon Cloud Drive, the company’s online storage service. Pay $60 per year and you get unlimited online storage for all of your files. Or pay $12 per year and you can upload as many photos as you like as well…
  • ZRRO is an Android box with a touchpad controller (crowdfunding)

    27 March 2015, 1:30 pm by: Brad Linder

    There are plenty of boxes designed to let you run Android apps on your TV. The problem is that many Android apps aren’t designed for television screens, which means they can be tough to navigate using a remote control, gamepad, or even a mouse and keyboard.…
  • Report: Onyx 13.3 inch eReader coming this fall

    27 March 2015, 1:30 pm by: Brad Linder

    Most popular eBook readers have screen sizes of about 6 inches, give or take. That makes a Kindle, Kobo, or NOOK eReader about the same size as a paperback book. But some material looks better on a big screen. There’s still a small market for Amazon’s…
  • Deals of the Day (3-27-2015)

    27 March 2015, 12:30 pm by: Brad Linder

    Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 is a Windows tablet with a 10.1 inch display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a detachable keyboard dock that lets you use the system as a laptop. It doesn’t get the same long battery life as the Asus Transfomer Book T100 we…
  • Google’s new Chrome OS app launcher includes Google Now

    27 March 2015, 11:21 am by: Brad Linder

    Google will begin rolling out an update to the Chrome OS Beta Channel next week bringing an updated Chrome Launcher, support for password-protected ZIP files, and more. One of the most interesting new features coming to Google’s operating system for…

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