Black Friday 2014 mobile tech deals

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You don’t have to wait for Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) to score a good deal on a tablet, laptop, or other gadget. There are some pretty great deals all throughout the year. But if you do plan to do some shopping around the holiday season, we’re expecting some pretty good deals this year. […]

Microsoft’s holiday Music Deals promotion is crazy good

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Microsoft launched Music Deals last month, offering a new crop of deeply discounted MP3 albums every week. Normally that means you can score one DRM-free album of music for $0.99 and about 100 more for $1.99 each. But Microsoft is shaking things up a bit in time for the holidays: For the next 20 days […]

Dell’s Venue 8 7000 ultra-thin tablet hits the FCC


The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series is an Android tablet with an Intel Atom Moorefield processor, a high-resolution display, an Intel RealSense Snapshot camera, and a super-slim case: the tablet measure just 6mm, or about 0.24 inches thick. Dell’s expected to start selling the tablet for around $499 in the next few weeks, and this […]

CuBoxTV: Tiny $100 Linux-based XBMC media center


SolidRun’s CuBox line of tiny desktop computers are cubes that measure just 2 inches across. But the little boxes sport Ethernet jacks, optical audio output, 2 USB ports and a micro USB port. They also feature microSD cards for storage, dual or quad-core ARM-based processors, and up to 2GB of RAM. You can use them […]

Deals of the Day (11-25-2014)

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Black Friday is still a few days away, but there are a ton of deals on laptops, tablets, desktops, media players, and all sorts of other goodies in today’s daily deals roundup. For instance you can pick up an Acer Chromebook with an Intel Haswell processor for as little as $180, an 8 inch Windows […]

Chromecast gains Comedy Central, TuneIn, Nickelodeon


The Google Chromecast may not be the only cheap, pocket sized device that lets you stream content from the internet to your TV anymore. But more than a year after launch, the $35 streaming device continues to get more useful as a growing number of developers add support for Google Cast. Now Google has announced […]

Intel’s Braswell, Broadwell, and Skylake chips coming in 2015

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Intel is outlining its plans for the next year or two, and as expected we’re going to see new chips aimed at a wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets, low-cost computers, and high-end devices. The company introduced its first chips based on 5th-gen Core “Broadwell” architecture this fall, but those chips are aimed at […]

MeegoPad T01 Bay Trail Windows mini PC now available for $100

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The MeegoPad T01 is a little computer-on-a-stick that looks like an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Chromecast. But it’s not just designed to let you stream music and movies to your TV: it’s a full-fledged (albeit tiny) computer that runs Windows 8.1. Actually, the MeegoPad T01 comes with both Windows and Android pre-loaded. You can switch […]

HP TouchPad gets Android 5.0 Lollipop (unofficially)


HP’s long-discontinued webOS tablet continues to find new life as an Android device. The company launched the HP TouchPad in 2011 and discontinued the tablet just two months later due to disappointing sales. But when the company slashed prices and sold off its remaining tablets for as little as $99, HP managed to sell millions of […]

Cyanogen introduces Themes app for Cyanogen OS phones

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The developers of the open source, Android-based CyanogenMod operating system have offered a theme engine for changing the color scheme, fonts, and other visual elements. Now that some of the lead developers of CyanogenMod are working on the commercial Cyanogen OS, they’re planning to bring enhanced support for themes to phones like the Oppo N1 […]

Deals of the Day (11-24-2014)

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The HP Stream 13 is a low-cost, portable notebook with a 13 inch display, an Intel Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. It has a fanless design, runs Windows 8.1, and normally sells for $229. But right now the Microsoft Store is selling the laptop for $199. Plus you get […]

T-Mobile customers can stream Google Play Music, Xbox Music for free(ish)

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T-Mobile’s Music Freedom program lets customers stream music from a number of online music sources without that data counting against their monthly data caps. The wireless carrier launched Music Freedom in June, added a few additional services in August, and now the company is more than doubling the number of online music services that are […]

Intrinsyc launches Snapdragon 810 tablet, smartphone devices for developers

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor is an octa-core, 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 architecture. Qualcomm says it’s up to 30 percent faster than a Snapdragon 805 chip, supports LPDDR4 memory, and has other improvements. The new processor probably won’t be available in consumer devices until 2015. But developers who want to get a head start working […]

HandBrake 0.10 video transcoder adds H.265, VP8 and more

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HandBrake is a cross-platform, open source video transcoding tool. Need to convert a DVD or Blu-ray rip to an MP4 file with AAC, MP3, or FLAC for the audio track? No problem. Handbrake will let you do that on Windows, Mac, or Linux. It’s a powerful tool that’s been around for years… but the developers […]

Amazon Fire TV Stick on sale for $24

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a small, inexpensive device that lets you stream music and videos from the internet to your TV and allows you to play some video games as well. Priced at $39, it’s a few dollars more expensive than a Google Chromecast and a little cheaper than a Roku. When Amazon […]