Future Chromebooks could support wireless charging

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A growing number of smartphones and tablets support wireless charging. But soon you may be able to charge larger, more power-hungry devices such as laptops without plugging them in first. Qi and Rezence have been improving their wireless charging protocols to make it easier to charge devices… and possible to charge larger devices or even multiple devices. […]

HP Slate 7 Beats Special Edition tablet launches for $250

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HP’s launching a new 7 inch Android tablet called the HP Slate 7 Beats Special Edition. The company’s been working on it for a while (we’ve been seeing reports about the tablet for months), and as you’d expect the tablet features Beats Audio. The rest of the tablet’s specs make it clear that this is […]

ZTE ZMAX is a big phone with a small price ($252)

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ZTE’s latest smartphone for the US market features a 5.7 inch display, a hefty 3400mAh battery which the company says is good for up to 2 days of run time, and an affordable price tag. You can buy an unlocked ZTE ZMAX for just $252. There are a few things to consider before pulling out your […]

Amazon Kindle Voyage with high-res display coming soon?

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Amazon has a habit of launching new Kindle eReaders each fall… and autumn is just around the corner, so it’s not that surprising that Caschy’s Blog spotted listings for a new Kindle at Amazon’s German website. What is a little surprising is that it looks like the new Kindle Voyage could be an update that […]

Acer’s $150 Iconia Tab 8W Windows tablet hits the FCC

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The Acer Iconia Tab 8W is a tablet with an 8 inch display, a quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and Windows 8.1 software. It’s expected to hit the streets in November, and the most remarkable thing about the tablet is its price: The Iconia Tab 8W will sell for just $150. While the Acer […]

Toshiba Encore 2 Write is a pen-enabled Windows tablet

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Toshiba unveiled a few new Windows tablets this month, including a 7 inch model that sells for just $120 and a 2-in-1 notebook that transforms into a tablet. But it appears the company has a few more tablets on the way. According to an Intel fact sheet from the IFA trade show earlier this month, the […]

Deals of the Day (9-16-2014)

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Lenovo’s Yoga line of computers are 2-in-1 notebooks with touchscreen displays. Tilt the screen back 360 degrees until it’s resting back-to-back with the keyboard and you’ve got a (kind of chunky) tablet. The PC maker has been offering Lenovo systems for a few years at this point, and at this point you can find models […]

Chromecast now streams Twitch, Watch Disney, iHeartRadeio

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Google’s $35 Chromecast continues to be one of the cheapest, simplest devices for streaming internet video to a TV. When the Chromecast first launched in the summer of 2013, it only supported video from a handful of sources. These days it supports hundreds of apps and services, and you can even use it to stream […]

iPhone 6 NFC chip is only for Apple Pay (so far)

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Apple’s new iPhones are bigger, faster, and thinner than any phones the company’s launched to date. But the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also have a few other new tricks including support for wireless payments using the new Apple Pay feature. This lets you use your phone as a digital wallet and it allows you […]

NVIDIA Shield Tablet with LTE ships Sept 30th

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NVIDIA is now taking pre-orders for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet with 32GB of storage and 4G LTE. The tablet will start shipping September 30th, but you can reserve one now for $399. That’s $100 more than the price of a WiFi-only model with 16GB of storage. NVIDIA has been selling the WiFi-only Shield Tablet for nearly […]

Lenovo launches Miix 3 8 inch Windows tablet (in China)

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Lenovo is updating its Miix line of Windows tablets with a new low-cost 8 inch model. The Lenovo Miix 3 8 is launching first in China, but the Lenovo Miix 3 8 is likely to show up in other countries soon. It already passed through the Indonesian version of the FCC recently. The Lenovo Miix […]

Here’s what Windows 9 looks like so far (in video)

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Microsoft is expected to launch the next version of Windows in 2015 with a public preview coming later this year (possibly as soon as September 30th). But the folks at German site WinFuture seem to have gotten their hands on an early build of the operating system because after releasing a series of photos of […]