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  • LG’s new OLED displays are the most flexible yet

    28 January 2015, 6:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    LG is expected to start mass production of a new type of flexible display this summer. The folks at OLED report the new plastic OLED screens can bend further than existing solutions. Does that mean we’ll finally start to see smartphones and…
  • Safeti is a personal safety device for when you are alone and scared (crowdfunding)

    28 January 2015, 5:00 pm by: Lory Gil

    I have a friend that was followed while walking home late one night. Luckily, she was aware of her surroundings and managed to duck into a parking lot to ditch the would-be assailant. She then called a friend to pick her up and made it home unharmed. If she…
  • FTC fines TracFone $40 million for throttling “unlimited” data

    28 January 2015, 3:03 pm by: Brad Linder

    The Federal Trade Commission is ordering US wireless carrier TracFone to pay $40 million as a penalty for promising “unlimited” data to customers, but then throttling connection speeds or canceling service altogether after customers use more than a certain…
  • Dell Chromebook 11 (with Core i3) review

    28 January 2015, 2:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    Most Chromebooks are small, inexpensive laptops designed to run Google’s Chrome OS software. But Dell’s Chromebook 11 stands out from the crowd thanks to a business-like design, a sturdy case, and a decent keyboard, among other things. Dell’s Chromebooks…
  • Are screen protectors worth the effort?

    28 January 2015, 12:45 pm by: Lory Gil

    I want to use a screen protector, but I just don’t. I hate the way those little bubbles always end up right in the center. I get fixated on them, trying to push them to the edge only to end up with an even more noticeable mark where I smashed the plastic…
  • Deals of the Day (1-28-2015)

    28 January 2015, 11:34 am by: Brad Linder

    The Asus VivoTab 8 is a Windows tablet with an 8 inch display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It has an Intel Atom Z3745 Bay Trail processor and comes with a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal. It’s basically the same tablet as the…
  • ZTE launches Blade S2 mid-range, 64-bit smartphone for $250

    28 January 2015, 10:23 am by: Brad Linder

    Meizu and Xiaomi aren’t the only Chinese companies launching new smartphones this week. ZTE just introduced a new 5 inch phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, a 13MP camera, and a $250 price tag. It’s called the ZTE Blade S6, and unlike the…
  • Meizu M1 is a $110 smartphone with decent hardware (in China)

    28 January 2015, 9:04 am by: Brad Linder

    Meizu has launched a new budget smartphone with better specs than you’d probably expect from a device that costs $110. The Meizu M1 features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit processor and a 5 inch, 1280 x 768 pixel display. If there’s a catch, it’s…
  • Apple Watch is coming in April

    27 January 2015, 5:37 pm by: Brad Linder

    Apple’s first smartwatches will begin shipping in a few months. The company first unveiled the Apple Watch in September, promising they’d be available in early 2015 for $349 and up. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook says they’ll ship in a few months. Cook’s…
  • Razer Nabu X activity tracker now available for $50

    27 January 2015, 5:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    The Razer Nabu X is a $50 activity tracker that was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Now it’s available for purchase from the Razer store. Razer is a company that’s probably best known for making gaming devices and…
  • Ubuntu Touch apps can run in windowed mode

    27 January 2015, 3:29 pm by: Brad Linder

    The developers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system for desktop, notebook, and server computers are working on a touch-friendly version for smartphones and tablets, with the first Ubuntu phones expected to go on sale this year. While Ubuntu for phones and…
  • Windows 10 for small tablets won’t support desktop apps (mostly)

    27 January 2015, 2:45 pm by: Brad Linder

    Microsoft may be using the Windows 10 name for its upcoming software for smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, and even the Xbox One. But not all versions of Windows 10 are created equal. For instance if you run Windows 10 on a tablet with an 8 inch or…
  • Deals of the Day (1-27-2015)

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

    Want a Microsoft Surface tablet with 512GB of storage? You could spend $2000 to get a new Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft. Or you can pick up a slightly older Surface Pro 2 from Newegg for less than half the price. The company is selling Microsoft’s tablet with…
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone gets more memory, storage

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

    Xiaomi launched a budget smartphone with a 4.7 inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage earlier this month. Now the company has announced it’s updating the phone, giving it slightly better specs. The new Xiaomi…
  • Prynt turns your smartphone into an instant film camera (crowdfunding)

    27 January 2015, 11:45 am by: Lory Gil

    I can still remember the first time I bought a digital camera. I loved the idea of never having to take my film roll in to get printed again. That part was always such a pain. Even as a kid, I preferred the instant gratification of a Polaroid. These days, I…
  • Dell adds a 4K screen to Precision M3800 thin and light mobile workstation

    27 January 2015, 10:39 am by: Brad Linder

    Dells Precision M3800 notebook is a mobile workstation with an Intel Core i7 quad-core Haswell processor, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics, support for up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of storage. It’s also a big larger than notebooks I typically pay attention…
  • Vivaldi is a web browser for power users (with roots in Opera)

    27 January 2015, 9:38 am by: Brad Linder

    There’s a new web browser in town… and it comes from the makers of one of the oldest web browsers around. Vivaldi is a web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux that includes features for power users including keyboard shortcuts, the ability to save notes…
  • Windows PC stick + touchscreen monitor = All-in-one desktop PC

    27 January 2015, 7:00 am by: Brad Linder

    The Hannspree Micro PC is a pocket-sized Windows computer that you can plug into the HDMI port on a display to run Windows apps on a TV or monitor. The recently-launched PC-on-a-stick is available from a handful of stores for around $200 and up. But UK-based…
  • Lilbits (1-26-2015): Using tablets as desktops

    26 January 2015, 6:00 pm by: Brad Linder

    There are a growing number of Windows tablets that sell for under $200. In fact, some cost less then $100. While they’re positioned as low-cost alternatives to Apple iPads or tablets running Android, most of these little tablets have Intel processors and…
  • 1Password for iOS adds login creation tool, new app extension features

    26 January 2015, 5:00 pm by: Lory Gil

    Agilebits has released version 5.2 of 1Password for iOS. The latest version of the password manager includes a new look, plus a handful of cool features that will hopefully make their way to the Android version of 1Password someday. One major update…

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