Deals of the Day (7-24-2014)

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The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a 2-in-1 Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and a keyboard dock that allows you to use the system as a notebook. I recently reviewed the Switch 10 and found it to be a pretty good little device for work or play… but with a $379 […]

Razer Nabu smartband coming soon for under $100

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Razer’s first wearable device is scheduled to go on sale within the next few months and it’ll sell for $100 or less. That’s according to a report from Recode, whcih interviewed Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. The Razer Nabu is a wristband that measures activity like a pedometer, shows notifications from your phone like a smartwatch, […]

Lenovo unveils prototype Smart Glasses

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Lenovo’s answer to Google Glass may be on the way. The company introduced a prototype of a wearable device that you wear like a pair of glasses this week and the company is also partnering with Vuzix to bring that company’s smart glasses to China. The move is part of Lenovo’s new NBD initiative to […]

HTC is probably working on a smartwatch… but it’s not ready yet

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HTC is probably developing a smartwatch. That’s not unusual… most major smartphone makers that haven’t yet launched a smartwatch seem to be working on one. What’s a little unusual is that HTC’s watch keeps showing up in leaks. Earlier this week we saw an image based on leaked information… then HTC seemed to leak the watch […]

ARM hints at next-gen “Maya” and “Artemis” chip designs

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The first chips based on ARM’s 64-bit ARMv8 designs are just starting to hit the streets this year. But the company is already working on next-generation designs code-named “Maya” and “Artemis.” The company’s CEO Simon Segars name-dropped the upcoming products when reporting ARM’s latest earnings this week. ARM doesn’t typically produce and sell chips itself. […]

Unlock your Moto X smartphone with a digital tattoo

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Worried you’ll get repetitive stress injuries if you keep unlocking your smartphone by tapping in a passcode or swiping an unlock pattern? Some you can use facial recognition to unlock many Android phones, Motorola’s also trying a new approach: digital tattoos. Slap a temporary, digital tattoo on a body part and for all you need […]

Deals of the Day (7-23-2014)

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On the eve of the San Diego Comic-Con, there are a few great comic book-related deals today. Amazon has some great deals on digital Batman comics and you can pick up some Batman games for PC at great prices too. Marvel Unlimited is offering a 1-month subscription to Marvel Unlimited for a buck, providing you with […]

HEXA Chromebook Pi Bay Trail Chrome OS laptop hits Canada

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The HEXA Chromebook Pi is an 11.6 inch laptop with an Intel Bay Trail processor, a fanless design, and Google’s Chrome operating system. It’s now available in Canada for $275. On paper the system seems a lot like the Asus C200 Chromebook I reviewed recently. It has the same processor and both models feature passive […]

HP Pavilion 10z laptop with AMD Mullins chip now available for $250

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One of the first portable computers sporting an AMD “Mullins” chip is now available. The HP Pavilion 10z is a small laptop with a touchscreen display and an AMD E1 Micro-6200T processor. It’s available from HP for $250. AMD’s Mullins chips are low-power, dual-core processors for low-cost tablets, notebooks, and 2-in-1 systems. These processors are […]

Allwinner to launch its first 64-bit chips in 2014

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Chinese chip maker Allwinner has announced plans to bring its first 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 architecture to market by the end of the year. The company will show off a demo of a new 64-bit development board at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in mid-October. Allwinner isn’t sharing many details about the upcoming processor […]

Nokia Lumia 530 is an €85 Windows Phone for price-conscious shoppers

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Microsoft may have axed Nokia’s Android and feature phone products since taking over the Nokia phone team. But that doesn’t Microsoft doesn’t still have big plans for the cheap smartphone space. It’s just that those plans involve handsets running Windows Phone software. Meet the Nokia Lumia 530. It’s a 4 inch Windows Phone device that […]

Lilbits (7-22-2014): Even more tablets from Archos

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French company Archos has bee selling Android tablets since before Google officially supported tablets. In the early days Archos tablets were among the few options available for folks that wanted Android on a device that wasn’t a phone. When other device makers started getting in on the action, Archos still stood out for a while due […]

Flexible display, battery technology advances

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Try hard enough to bend your smartphone, tablet or laptop in half and you’ll probably break it. But gadgets of the future could be a bit more… flexible. Or at least damage-resistant. A handful of devices on the market already use flexible displays. That doesn’t mean you can roll them up, but it does mean […]