Lenovo’s Bay Trail-powered N21 Chromebook now available

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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

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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 […]

ZRRO is an Android box with a touchpad controller (crowdfunding)

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There are plenty of boxes designed to let you run Android apps on your TV. The problem is that many Android apps aren’t designed for television screens, which means they can be tough to navigate using a remote control, gamepad, or even a mouse and keyboard. The ZRRO Box is a TV box that aims to tackle this […]

Report: Onyx 13.3 inch eReader coming this fall

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Most popular eBook readers have screen sizes of about 6 inches, give or take. That makes a Kindle, Kobo, or NOOK eReader about the same size as a paperback book. But some material looks better on a big screen. There’s still a small market for Amazon’s discontinued 9.7 inch Kindle DX. And Sony sells a […]

Deals of the Day (3-27-2015)

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Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 is a Windows tablet with a 10.1 inch display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a detachable keyboard dock that lets you use the system as a laptop. It doesn’t get the same long battery life as the Asus Transfomer Book T100 we featured in yesterday’s daily deals roundup… but […]

Google’s new Chrome OS app launcher includes Google Now

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Google will begin rolling out an update to the Chrome OS Beta Channel next week bringing an updated Chrome Launcher, support for password-protected ZIP files, and more. One of the most interesting new features coming to Google’s operating system for Chromebooks is support for Google Now in the app launcher. Hit the search icon in the taskbar […]

3D NAND flash memory could lead to 10TB SSDs

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Solid state storage tends to be faster, less power-hungry, and less likely to break if dropped on the floor than hard drive storage. That’s why SSDs have become popular choices for tablet and notebook makers. But SSDs still tend to be more expensive than hard drives on a price-per-gigabyte basis. They also don’t tend to offer […]

Onda’s dual OS tablets support shared Android, Windows folders

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A handful of Chinese tablet and TV box makers have started offering models that dual boot Android and Windows software. That means you can run Android apps or games on your tablet, reboot into Windows and fire up Windows apps (or Windows desktop apps). Now one company is going a step further by letting you easily share […]

Sony’s SmartEyeglass Developer Edition launches for $840

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The Google Glass program might be on hold while the company retools its wearable face computer, but other companies are moving ahead with their own smart glass products. Sony introduced its own SmartEyeglass platform last fall, and now the company is selling SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-1 units in 10 countries including the US, UK, Japan, and a number of […]

Lilbits (3-26-2015): Freeze your eReader in a block of ice

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Some companies boast that their gadgets are waterproof. But what about ice-proof? Last year PocketBook launced a water-resistant eReader called the PocketBook Aqua. A year later the folks at Vido decided to see just how sturdy this thing was… so they didn’t just get it wet. They froze it solid. I first read about the experiment […]

Pipo X7S is a dual-boot, Windows and Android TV box

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A few months ago Chinese gadget maker Pipo launched a small computer/TV box with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and Windows 8.1 with Bing software. It’s called the Pipo X7 and it sells for about $114 and up at AliExpress. Now the company has a new model called the Pipo X7S. It has the […]

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 is a big, powerful ultrabook

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The latest member of the Asus Zenbook line of portable laptops isn’t the company’s smallest or lightest ultrabook to date. But it’s one of the most powerful. The Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 features an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics, speedy storage, and a high-resolution display. It also weighs about 4.5 […]

Panoramic Pod facilitates straight-line panos

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It’s pretty easy to take a panoramic photo if you have a camera or smartphone that can stitch multiple shots together, no matter how shaky. However, there is always room for improvement. The Panoramic Pod is a tripod with a rotating disc that helps you take precision panoramic pictures so you don’t have to worry about […]

Microsoft: Universal apps are Windows apps, classic apps are Desktop apps

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Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 is an operating system designed to run on a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, game consoles, and even the company’s upcoming HoloLens virtual reality system. While Windows will look a little different on phones than notebooks or Xbox consoles (and it’ll include different components), each version will share […]

Deals of the Day (3-26-2015)

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The Asus Transformer Book T100 offered a great bang for the buck when the 2-in-1 Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard launched in late 2013. It offers long battery life, decent performance, and decent functionality as a laptop or a tablet. When Asus first introduced the Transformer Book T100 it was priced at $350 and […]