ECS LIVA mini PC with Windows 8.1 preloaded coming soon

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The ECS LIVA is a tiny PC kit that features an Intel Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB to 64GB of eMMC storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a fanless case. Measuring just 4.6″ x 2.8″ x 2.2″ the ECS LIVA is tiny. But it’s capable of running Windows, Ubuntu, or other full-fledged desktop operating systems. […]

Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico tiny Windows PC giveaway


The Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico is a desktop computer that’s about the size of a smartphone. It measures 4.6″ x 2.6″ x 0.8″ but the little machine has room for 3 USB ports, HDMI output, and an Ethernet jack, among other things. It also comes with Windows 8.1 pre-loaded. The ZBOX PI320 pico sells for $200, but […]

Tronsmart Draco AW80 TV box has octa-core CPU, up to 4GB RAM

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Google’s $99 Nexus Player is now available for purchase and it should ship in early November. I’m just starting to test the TV box and while I really like the new Android TV user interface, until more third-party developers adapt their apps to the platform, there’s a relatively small number of things you can actually […]

Google Play Movies & TV comes to Roku

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There’s no shortage of ways to watch online video on a TV these days. You can get an Apple TV, an Amazon Fire TV, a Chromecast, a Nexus Player, or any number of cheap Android-powered boxes from China. And of course you could always buy a smart TV from Samsung, LG, or another company and […]

Deals of the Day (10-31-2014)

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Lenovo introduced a new 14 inch ThinkPad Yoga this month, but if you’re in the market for something a little smaller you can still find a 12.5 inch model. Lenovo sells ThinkPad Yoga 2-in-1 laptops for $854 and up. But B&H has a great deal on a model with an Intel Core i5 Haswell CPU, […]

First look: Google Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player (unboxing)


Google’s latest Nexus smartphone is the company’s biggest and fastest yet, with a 6 inch, high-resolution display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. The latest Nexus tablet sports an 8.9 inch screen and and NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit processor, making it one of the first devices to ship with that CPU. And the new Google […]

Amazon acknowledged Fire Phone missteps, isn’t giving up yet

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Amazon’s first smartphone hasn’t exactly been a big success story so far. Shortly after launching the Fire Phone, Amazon slashed prices by $200 and the company recently revealed that it had $83 million worth of unsold phones in inventory. But Amazon’t not ready to give up on the smartphone space just yet. In an interview with […]

Vivo teases a smartphone that’s just 0.15 inches thick

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Chinese phone maker Oppo made headlines this week when the company unveiled a phone that’s just 4.85mm (about 0.19 inches) thick. Now rival Vivo might be preparing to launch a phone that’s even thinner. The company shared an image of a new phone on social networking site Weibo this week. It shows a device that’s […]

Xiaomi may be building a 9.2 inch budget tablet

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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. Xiaomi hasn’t actually announced the new tablet yet, but specs […]

LG unveils 5.3 inch smartphone display with a 0.7mm bezel

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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 the narrowest bezel available for a smartphone screen. […]