Asus ME176 Bay Trail Android tablet coming soon for $149?

bay trail logo

Intel is pushing its low-power Bay Trail processors as an alternative to ARM-based tablet processors. Several Chinese device makers have already announced upcoming Android tablets with Bay Trail chips. Now it looks like Taiwanese PC maker Asus may be getting ready to launch its own line of Android tablets with Bay Trail processors — and […]

More details: OnePlus One with CyanogenMod 11S


OnePlus plans to introduce their first smartphone on April 23rd, but the company’s generated a lot of buzz by promising high quality hardware at an affordable price. It doesn’t hurt that OnePlus is led by Pete Lau, a former executive at Chinese smartphone maker Oppo. Ahead of the official launch, we already have a good […]

BeagleBone Black Rev C features Debian Linux, 4GB storage

BeagleBone Black

The BeagleBone Black is an inexpensive computer-on-a-module that’s kind of like a cross between a Raspberry Pi and a Arduino board. You can use it as the brains of a low-power computer, or as the heart of a robot, home automation system, or other hardware project. The first version of the BeagleBone Black launched about […]

AMD’s low-power Beema chips for notebooks, tablets on the way

AMD 2014 Beema, Mullins, Kaveri

Notebooks with AMD’s new low-voltage “Beema” processors should start to arrive during the second quarter of 2014. AMD officials say we could also see Beema-powered tablets soon, along with tablets featuring lower-power AMD Mullins chips. AMD officials confirmed that devices with Beema chips are on the way during the chip-makers quarterly earnings call. According to CPU-World, […]

Lubuntu, Xubuntu, and Kubuntu also hit 14.04 LTS

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS

Popular Linux distro Ubuntu launched version 14.04 this week, offering a new Long Term Support release that will be supported for the next 5 years. But it’s not just the main branch of Ubuntu that’s been updated. Other members of the Ubuntu family include Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and more. These operating systems have the […]

Deals of the Day (4-18-2014)

hp chromebook 14

So you want a Chromebook, but you’re not convinced you want a laptop with an 11.6 inch display? No worries — the HP Chromebook 14 sports a nice big 14 inch screen. The laptop also has a reasonably speedy Intel Celeron 2955U dual-core Haswell processor. Unfortunately it has the same low-end specs as many other entry-level […]

Chuwi launches Lenovo Yoga Android tablet clone for some reason

Chuwi Yoga clone

Chinese device maker Chuwi’s latest Android tablet has a familiar-looking design. It’s basically a clone of Lenovo’s Yoga line of Android tablets, complete with a built-in kickstand that lets you prop up the tablet on a table. But while Lenovo’s tablets are powered by quad-core MediaTek processors, the new Chuwi model has a more powerful MediaTek […]

MSI ProBox23 is a barebones, Haswell mini PC

MSI ProBox23

MSI is launching a tiny, barebones desktop PC with support for some pretty impressive internals. The MSI ProBox23 should be available later in April, and it features a Mini ITX board with support for an Intel Haswell processor. The system will support up to 16GB of RAM, up to 3 internal storage devices, and has […]

More Google Camera features coming to Android

lens blur

Google released a new version of its camera app for Android this week, and offered it as a free update through the Play Store for anyone running Android 4.4 or later. The most noticeable new features in the Google Camera app are its redesigned user interface and the new Lens Blur feature which lets you […]