Google Nexus Player hits the FCC

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Google’s first Android TV box just made its way through the FCC. That means the $99 Nexus Player should be available for pre-order again soon, and it should ship in early November as originally planned. Earlier this weekend Google had removed its pre-order links for the Nexus Player since the device hadn’t yet been certified […]

Asus EeeBook X205 $199 Windows laptop coming in November

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The Asus EeeBook X205 is a portable Windows notebook with an 11.6 inch display, up to 12 hours of battery life, and a case that measures just 0.7 inches thick and weighs 2.2 pounds. Asus pretty much created the netbook market when it launched the first Eee PC in 2007. While netbooks have largely fallen out […]

Nexus 4 gets an (unofficial) Android 5.0 port

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Google plans to begin rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to owners of the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 in the coming weeks. Folks who don’t want to wait can download preview images for the Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7. But what if you’ve got an older phone? That’s where the […]

Google Nexus Player order paused, pending FCC approval

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Whoops. Google started taking pre-orders for the latest Nexus devices including the new $99 Nexus Player TV box yesterday. Hours later the pre-order link for the Nexus Player was removed. Now the box is listed as “out of inventory.” Why the about face? Android Police did a little digging and found that it’s not just that Google […]

MK704 PC remote/keyboard giveaway


The Rikomagic MK704 is a tiny, wireless keyboard that you can use as a mouse, keyboard, or remote control. You can use it as a multi-function remote control for a home theater PC, an Android TV box, or pretty much any device with a USB port that you can plug the wireless adapter into. It […]

Pre-orders begin for Google Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player

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Pre-orders are now open for Google’s latest Nexus devices including the company’s 2014 Nexus phone, tablet, and TV box. The Nexus Player and Nexus 6 are available from the Google Play Store, with $99 and $649 prices, respectively. You can also opt for a 64GB version of the Nexus 6 for $699. The Nexus 9 […]

Deals of the Day (10-17-2014)

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A new HP Chromebook 14 with an Intel Celeron 2955U processor sells for around $300. Refurbished models usually sell for a little less — but today Woot is offering one of the best prices I’ve seen. You can pick up a refurbished Chromebook 14 for just $170. There’s one small catch: ther’s no branding on the […]

Google releases Android 5.0 SDK and Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 preview images

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The first phones, tablets, and TV boxes with Android 5.0 software should begin shipping in a few weeks, and Google will begin rolling out Android 5.0 as an over-the-air updates to owners of recent Nexus devices soon. To help developers get their apps ready, Google has released the software developer kit for Android 5.0 Lollipop. […]

Acer’s cheap Iconia One 7 Android tablet specs bumped up to Bay Trail

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Acer offers a line of low-cost Android tablets with 7 inch screens. While there are a few different models, Acer confusingly sells all these tablets under Iconia One name. Go figure. Anyway, there are a few Iconia One 7 models with Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual-core processors and prices ranging from $90 to $140. Now it looks […]

Samsung launches Chromebook 2 with Bay Trail for $250

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As expected, Samsung is expanding its line of Chrome OS laptops with a new Samsung Chromebook 2 powered by an Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail processor. The new Chromebook features an 11.6 inch display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It sells for $250, which makes it cheaper than a model with an ARM-based chip. […]

Dell Chromebook 11 with Core i3 now available for $379

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Dell’s new Chromebok with an Intel Core i3 Haswell processor is now available for $379. This Dell Chromebook 11 model features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, 16GB of solid state storage, and a 51Wh battery, and it runs Google’s Chrome operating system. The notebook measures less than an inch […]