The future has arrived: you can finally play a banana piano

Fruit Piano

A Raspberry Pi project has crossed over the line of innovative idea and into the forest of weird. Thanks to a recent addition to the accessory line for Raspberry Pi that Adafruit offers, one man has turned a bowl full of fruit into a MIDI keyboard, complete with multiple sound effects and adjustable tones. With […]

Orange Pi PC is a $15 single-board computer

orange pi pc

Sure, with a $35 price tag, the Raspberry Pi 2 is pretty cheap. Want something even cheaper? The makers of last year’s Orange Pi are back, and this time they’re offering a $15 single-board computer called the Orange Pi PC. It’s a tiny PC with an Alwinner H3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and support for Android or […]

Turing Phone shipments begin December 18th

turing wyvern

The makers of the Turing Phone say that they’re unusual smartphone will begin shipping to customers on December 18th. If you want to get your hands on the phone, you’ll need to actually pony up $610 or more in September. Turing opened a reservation list earlier this month for folks interested in pre-ordering the phone, […]

Now you can install MIUI 7 on dozens of non-Xiaomi phones


Xiaomi may be in the business of developing its own smartphones, but the company’s Android-based software can also be installed on other devices… and now it’s possible to install the recently unveiled MIUI 7 ROM on 69 different devices. The list of phones that you can install MIUI 7 on include the Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus […]

Deals of the Day (8-28-2015)

double power tablet

Microsoft may be planning to phase out its free 1-year trial of Office 365 for new PCs that ship with Windows 10. But there are still plenty of Windows 8.1 computers shipping with the promotion… and some are priced so low that it’s kind of like paying for a 1-year Office 365 subscription and getting […]

Huawei Smartwatch coming soon for $350 and up? (Updated)

huawei watch

Huawei has been posting teasers on Twitter, suggesting that its first smartwatch will be officially launch at the IFA show in Berlin. Of course, the company actually told us all about the Huawei Watch in March. What we haven’t heard yet is when you’d be able to buy one or how much it will cost. But now it […]

Archos Diamond Tab coming in October

archos diamond tab

Archos is updating is smartphone and tablet lineup this fall. The company’s phones include low-cost Windows and Android models and a mid-range Diamond S smartphone with an octa-core MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 720p display. But it’s the Archos Diamond Tab that interests me most. It’s a 7.9 inch tablet with a high-resolution display, […]

Intel Core M Skylake details start to emerge

zenbook ux305

Intel’s Skylake chips for mobile devices including notebooks and tablets will come in several different flavors. Skylake-H chips will offer the highest performance, but they’ll also use the most power. Skylake-U chips will be 15 watt processors aimed at ultrabooks and other devices that are designed to balance power consumption and performance. And then there’s the […]

B&N has two new NOOK devices on the way

nook new

It’s been a few years since Barnes & Noble launched a new eReader, but according to the Digital Reader, it looks like a new model is on the way. Nate Hoffelder found an FCC listing for an unannounced device that appears to be a 6 inch eReader with the model number BNRV510-A. He’s also found evidence […]

The iBackpack has it all, but is it worth $200? [crowdfunding]


A new connected wearable has recently appeared in the crowdfunding market. It’s called the iBackpack and it pretty much has everything. Built into the design is an external battery pack, four USB charging ports, a microUSB cord, a Bluetooth speaker, a GPS tracker with an anti-theft alarm, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. In an age where […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launches September 3rd for $400 and up

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Samsung unveiled a new line of premium Android tablets in July, and now they’re just about ready to go on sale. You’ll be able to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 in the United States starting September 3rd… but you’ll need to pony up $400 or more because the Galaxy Tab S2 is one of the […]

FireStarter is an Amazon Fire TV home screen replacement (for now)


Amazon’s Fire TV products make it easy to stream videos from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other sources to your TV. You can also install many third-party apps and games available from the Amazon Appstore. Want to install an app that’s not in Amazon’s store? No problem. The Fire TV and Fire TV Stick run Android, […]

HP Spectre X2 12.5″ convertible with Core M Skylake on the way

hp spectre x2 12

The HP Pavilion x360 isn’t the only 2-in-1 tablet form HP that’s getting a Skylake update. The folks at Notebook Italia also spotted evidence that HP plans to add a new model to the Spectre X2 line of Windows tablets with detachable keyboards. The new HP Spectre X2 is expected to feature a 12.4 inch display […]

Deals of the Day (8-27-2015)

transformer book t100

The Asus Transformer Book T100 may be nearly two years old, but it’s still one of the best small 2-in-1 tablets on the market when you look at the performance-to-price ratio. The Transformer Book T100 gets long battery life, works in laptop or tablet modes, and has enough horsepower for most Windows tasks including editing documents, […]

LG Rolly Keyboard rolls up into a stick for easy transport

lg rolly

Want a Bluetooth keyboard that doesn’t take up much space in your bag? LG has just introduced a keyboard that rolls up into a stick when it’s not in use. It’s called the LG Rolly Keyboard and it includes a built-in stand for a tablet or phone, a battery that’s good for up to 3 […]