AMD launches dev kit with 64-bit ARM-based server chips

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Chip maker AMD is launching its first processors based on ARM technology this year. The first ARM chips from the company are aimed at servers rather than desktops, notebooks, or tablets. But software and hardware developers can now apply for a development kit which is basically a microATX PC motherboard with a quad-core AMD Opteron A1100-Series […]

Kingsing W8 is a $99 Windows tablet

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Windows tablets are about to get a whole lot cheaper. There are already plenty of 8 inch Windows tablets that are priced competitively with Android tablets (and priced below iPad mini tablets). And Toshiba recently launched one of the first Windows 8.1 tablets to feature a $199 price tag, and you can often find other […]

Maingear Spark is a tiny gaming PC for $699 and up

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Gaming computer maker Maingear is now selling its smallest gaming desktop yet. The Maingear Spark measures just 4.5″ x 4.23″ x 2.34″ but it packs an AMD A8-5557M quad-core processor and Radeon R9 M275X graphics. It’s now available for purchase for $699 and up. If the system looks familiar there might be two reasons for […]

Deals of the Day (7-30-2014)

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Chromebooks have a reputation for being cheaper than Windows notebooks… but as the prices for Windows machines continue to fall that’s not always the case. There are plenty of Windows tablets, notebooks, and 2-and-1 systems available for under $300. But that’s OK… because Chromebooks seem to be getting cheaper all the time. Amazon is offering […]

Samsung’s next smartwatch could have a round face… maybe

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Samsung already offers more smartwatches than just about any other company. But so far they’ve all had one thing in common: square watch faces. Now the folks at Mobile Geeks have unearthed a series of patent filing suggesting that Samsung is at least thinking about watches with round displays. Two models have screens that look like […]

FreedomPop adds tablets to its free data, voice, text network

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FreedomPop offers free limited wireless data, voice, and text to smartphone users. Now the company’s branching out into tablets. You can pick up an iPad mini or Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 from FreedomPop and use the tablet to make phone calls, surf the web, or send text messages for free using FreedomPop’s voice over […]

Lilbits (7-29-2014): Why the Vivaldi open source tablet failed

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Once upon a time a group of developers working on the open source KDE Plasma Active desktop environment for mobile devices figured it’d be cool if there was a tablet designed specifically to run the software. So they tried to find a device maker to offer truly open hardware with no proprietary components. It would […]

Epson Endeavor TB20S Windows tablet hits Japan

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Epson’s probably best known in the United States for its printers. But in Japan the company just launched a new 10 inch Windows 8 tablet called the Endeavor TB20S. It’s a relatively inexpensive tablet with a 1280 x 800 pixel display and an Intel Bay Trail processor. But it’s a bit more powerful than some entry-level […]

Hardkernel ODROID-W is a tiny, Raspberry Pi-compatible PC


The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, small, low-power single-board computer that can run Linux-based software and which developers and hobbyists have used to create home media centers, handheld game consoles, robots, and more. But if the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi is too big for you, there’s a new game in town: The Hardkernel ODROID-W is […]

Deals of the Day (7-29-2014)

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Toshiba is one of the first device makers to offer a Windows 8.1 tablet for under $200. But you can score an even better deal on an 8 inch Windows tablet if you don’t mind buying refurbished devices. Toshiba is selling recertified Encore WT8 tablets through its eBay store for just $149. For that price […]

Sharks Cove Intel Atom dev board goes on sale for $299

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Intel’s Sharks Cove is a single-board computer aimed at Windows and Android developers. It has an Intel Atom Z3735G processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, HDMI output, and a range of input and output options including USB, GPIO, UART, and other pins. Essentially it’s like a Raspberry Pi or Arduino for folks that want […]