Microsoft: Universal apps are Windows apps, classic apps are Desktop apps

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Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 is an operating system designed to run on a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, game consoles, and even the company’s upcoming HoloLens virtual reality system. While Windows will look a little different on phones than notebooks or Xbox consoles (and it’ll include different components), each version will share […]

Deals of the Day (3-26-2015)

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The Asus Transformer Book T100 offered a great bang for the buck when the 2-in-1 Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard launched in late 2013. It offers long battery life, decent performance, and decent functionality as a laptop or a tablet. When Asus first introduced the Transformer Book T100 it was priced at $350 and […]

Twitter launches Periscope for live video streaming from your iPhone


Meerkat move over… there’s another app that lets you stream live video from your smartphone and share it through Twitter. It’s called Periscope, and it’s run by Twitter. That helps explain why Twitter cut off rival Meerkat’s access to its social graph recently. So what is Periscope, and does it spell Meerkat’s doom? Taking the second part […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-orders begin March 27

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The HTC One M9 isn’t the only flagship smartphone going up for pre-order at midnight. Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will also be available for pre-order starting March 27th. Like the HTC One M9, Samsung’s new phones will be available in US stores starting April 10th. Samsung isn’t talking pricing […]

HTC One M9 pre-orders open March 27 ($649 unlocked)


The HTC One M9 smartphone will be available in stores starting April 10th. But if you don’t want to wait that long… and have $649 burning a hole in your pocket you’ll be able to order an unlocked HTC One M9 from at 12:01 AM. Or you could save some money and just buy […]

Mele PCG03 Windows mini PC giveaway


The Mele PCG03 is a small desktop computer with an Intel Atom processor, a nice array of ports, and Windows 8.1 software. It sells for about $150 and up, but the folks at Mele sent me a demo unit. Now that I’m finished reviewing the little PC, it’s time for a giveaway! The Mele PCG03 […]

Gizmo 3D’s speedy printer could create objects in minutes

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Recently, Carbon3D unveiled a new process for 3-D printing wowed observers by using Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology to print print objects up to 100 times faster than the hours-long traditional 3-D printers available now. Now another company called Gizmo 3D is showing off technology that uses a top-down process which is potentially even faster. According to, […]

Report: Microsoft Surface 3 Windows tablet coming soon

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Microsoft may be planning to launch a new tablet featuring a low-power processor and a relatively low price tag. WinBeta reports that the upcoming Surface 3 tablet will be the successor to last year’s Surface 2. But it’ll have an Intel processor rather than an ARM chip and it’ll run the full Windows operating system […]

Remix Tablet aims to bring productivity to Android (Crowdfunding)


Want a tablet that can run the thousands of apps and games available in the Google Play Store, but which handles multitasking the way a Windows notebook would? Jide’s Remix Ultra Tablet promises to do just that. It’s a 2-in-1 tablet with an 11.6 inch display, a built-in dual-angle kickstand, and a wireless keyboard. It […]

Facebook Messenger becomes a platform (with support for third-party apps)

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Facebook is opening up its Messenger app to third-party developers. Basically the app which currently lets Facebook users send messages to one another will become a platform with support for additional features. Popular Chinese messaging app WeChat and others already offer similar features. But Facebook’s entry into the space could be huge: Messenger already has […]

Deals of the Day (3-25-2015)

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is an Android tablet with a 2560 x 1600 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM. When the tablet launched a year ago, it sold for $500 and up. Now you can pick one up for just $300 during a Best Buy sale. Here are […]

Microsoft Office to remain free for small tablets, smartphones

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Microsoft plans to continue offering free versions of Office for devices with small screens. What makes a small screen? In a blog post, Microsoft’s Kirk Koenigsbauer says anything with a 10.1 inch or smaller device is a “true mobile device” which you’re probably using for personal purposes while devices with larger screens are professional products which […]

Ematic has a 7 inch Android 5.0 tablet on the way too


Budget tablet maker Ematic is getting ready to launch a line of devices sporting Android 5.0 Lollipop software. A few days after spotting a 7.9 inch tablet called the Ematic EGQ178 at the FCC website, I found a new listing for a 7 inch model called the EGQ347. Both appear to be low-power tablets that […]

LibreOffice Online will bring open source office suite to the cloud


LibreOffice is a free, open-source, cross-platform suite of office apps including software for creating spreadsheets, documents, and presentations. There are versions of LibreOffice available for Linux, Windows, OS X, and there’s even an early build for Android. Now the folks behind LibreOffice have announced plans to bring the office suite to a new platform: the web. Collabora and IceWarp […]

Pebble Time color smartwatch hits the FCC

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Pebble’s first smartwatch with a color display is expected to begin shipping in May following a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. The Pebble Time has a color display, support for up to 7 days of battery life, and a water resistant design, among other features. Now an FCC listing for the watch provides a few more […]