Project Spartan browser arrives in latest Windows 10 preview build

spartan web note

Microsoft plans to include a new web browser with Windows 10 when the operating system launches this summer. Code-named Project Spartan, it uses a different rendering engine than Internet Explorer, has a user interface designed to work across phones, tablets, and desktops, and includes better support for web standards thanks, in part, to involvement of […]

Nextbook Ares 11 is an Android 5.0, 2-in-1 tablet for $197

nextbook ares 11

Budget tablet maker E Fun’s first 2-in-1 Android tablet is now available. The E Fun Nextbook Ares 11 is an Android 5.0 tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor and a detachable keyboard dock. It’s available from Walmart for $197. The tablet has an 11.6 inch display and 64GB of storage, a mini HDMI port, […]

Huawei introduces Kirin930 octa-core 64-bit CPU


Huawei has been developing its own chips for mobile devices including smartphones and tablets for a few years. The company’s latest is a 64-bit, 8-core chip called the Kirin930. It could be used in upcoming smartphones and tablets such as the Huawei P8 and Huawei MediaPad X2. Like a lot of octa-core processors, the Kirin930 uses […]

Deals of the Day (3-30-2015)

acer aspire switch 10

A few days ago I noted that you could pick up an Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 Windows tablet for $249. If that price wasn’t tempting enough, today you can get the an even better version of the tablet for $50 less. Staples is selling the Acer Aspire Switch 10 with an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core […]

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi now available for $399 and up

asus t100 chi

The new 10 inch 2-in-1 convertible tablet Asus unveiled in January is now available for purchase. The Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi is a Windows tablet with a full HD display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a starting price of $399 for a model with 32GB of storage. Asus will also offer a 64GB […]

Chromebooks with NVIDIA Tegra X1 chips on the way?

tegra x1

NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 processor is a 64-bit, processor based on an ARM Cortex-A57/Cortex-A53 architecture and featuring NVIDIA’s 256-core “Maxwell” graphics. It’s designed for use in a range of hardware including automotive systems, game consoles, and possibly handheld gaming devices. It might also show up in next-gen Chromebooks. CNX Software reports that Chromium OS developers have been adding […]

MediaTek introduces Helio X and Helio P chips for high-end phones


Chinese chip maker MediaTek has been gaining some serious traction in the smartphone and tablet space over the past few years. While most of the company’s chips are cheaper and less powerful than the latest Qualcomm, Samsung, or NVIDIA processors, MediaTek offers a few higher-performance 64-bit, octa-core processors. Now MediaTek has unveiled two new series […]

Next-gen NVIDIA Shield portable game console coming soon

NVIDIA Shield portable (1st-gen)

This month NVIDIA announced plans to launch its first video game console designed to live next to your TV. But the new $199 NVIDIA Shield game console might not be the company’s only new Shield device on the way. The 2-year-old NVIDIA Shield handheld game console may be due for an update as well. New listings […]

Asus T300 Chi now available for $699, T100 chi coming soon

asus transformer book t300 chi

The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a 2-in-1 tablet with a 12.5 inch display, an Intel Core M processor, and a detachable keyboard that transforms the tablet into a laptop. First unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Transformer Book T300 Chi is now available from the Microsoft Store for $699. Looking […]

Lilbits (3-27-2015): Amazon Fire TV Stick gets an OS update

fire tv stick menu

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a $39 device you can plug into your TV to stream music, videos, photos, and other content from Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, and more. Not only has the Fire TV Stick I picked up last year largely replaced my Chromecast… I find myself not even using my HTPC (Home Theater […]

Lenovo’s Bay Trail-powered N21 Chromebook now available

lenovo n21 chromebook

The Lenovo N21 Chromebook is an 11.6 inch laptop with an Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail processor and a semi-rugged case designed for use in the classroom. It’s an affordable, portable, and fanless laptop aimed at the education market. The Chromebook first popped up about a month ago, and now Brent Sullivan notes that it’s […]

Amazon Cloud Drive no longer offers 5GB of free storage

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos

This week Amazon introduced two new ways to use Amazon Cloud Drive, the company’s online storage service. Pay $60 per year and you get unlimited online storage for all of your files. Or pay $12 per year and you can upload as many photos as you like as well as 5GB of non-photo files. But what […]