Dell XPS 13 Broadwell notebook review

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It’s tough to make a laptop that stands out in 2015. There’s plenty of competition for the title of thinnest, lightest, best display, longest battery life, or best overall performance. But Dell managed to make a splash when the company introduced thelatest version of its XPS 13 notebook at CES in January. Here are a […]

Microsoft Universal Foldable Bluetooth keyboard coming this summer for $100

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Microsoft’s Universal Mobile Keyboard is an $80 Bluetooth keyboard designed to work with Windows, Android, or iOS devices. But if a 9 inch wide keyboard doesn’t seem particularly portable enough, you might want to check out the new Universal Foldable Keyboard. The company’s new keyboard folds in half to save space. It’s coming in July for $100. Like […]

Deals of the Day (3-02-2015)

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The HP Pavilion x2 10 is a Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, a 10 inch display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It comes with a keyboard which lets you use the system as a notebook and also comes with a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365. While the tablet […]

Archos Magnus tablets offer up to 256GB of storage

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French tablet maker Archos is launching a new line of Android tablets which will feature up to 256GB of storage. The Archos Magnus tablet family launches in April for $179 and up, and while the cheapest models won’t have 256GB of storage, they do have more storage space than you’d typically find in a low-cost […]

Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ is a $299 phablet with Cyanogen OS

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Alcatel OneTouch is the latest company to partner with Cyanogen Inc to load that company’s custom version of Android onto a smartphone. The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ is a 6 inch smartphone with a full HD display, an octa-core processor, and Cyanogen OS software. It’ll be available in North America in the second quarter of […]

Lenovo VIBE Shot is a “camera smartphone”

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Remember when cellphones with cameras were still new and novel and people used to talk about “camera phones?” These days most smartphones include a camera or two… but some of those phones have better cameras than others. Lenovo’s new phone has a 16MP camera with some pretty fancy features… so the company is positioning the […]

Cyanogen OS to come on (some) Qualcomm Reference Design hardware

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Cyanogen OS is a smartphone operating system that’s based on open source Google Android software, but which includes extra features and services including options that let users customize the look and feel of their devices. A handful of smartphones including the OnePlus One and handsets from Indian device maker Micromax currently ship with Cyanogen OS. […]

Intel outlines plans for next-gen Atom chips (Cherry Trail, SoFIA)

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Intel’s Atom processors are low-power chips aimed at smartphones, tablets, and entry-level notebook and desktop computers. The Atom line has been around for over half a decade, but this year Intel is shaking things up by splitting the line into three segments. The Intel Atom x3 line of chips are aimed at entry-level devices which […]

Google plans to launch a limited wireless network in the US

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Google will launch a US wireless network within the next few months. Rumors of a Google network have been making the rounds for a while, and Google’s Sundar Pichai confirmed (some of) those reports in remarks made following his keynote speech at Mobile World Congress. Does this mean we should expect Google to offer super-fast […]

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is a thin, waterproof, high-res Android tablet

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Sony’s next Android tablet features a slim design, long battery life, and a speedy processor. The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet features a 10 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, up to 17 hours of battery life, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor. The tablet is expected to hit the streets in June. Sony’s tablet features 3GB […]

Snapdragon 820: First chip based on Qualcomm’s next-gen architecture

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Chip maker Qualcomm is starting to talk about its upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor. It’ll be the first processor based on Qualcomm’s new Kryo architecture, which is the successor to Krait. Qualcomm isn’t providing a lot of details about Kyro or the Snapdragon 820 chip yet, but we know it’ll be a 64-bit processor based on […]

Qualcomm introduces Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint scanning tech

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A growing number of smartphones include fingerprint scanners that let you unlock your device or login to apps by placing your fingertip on the scanner. Chip maker Qualcomm has just introduced a new solution for detecting fingerprints which detects your fingerprint using sound rather than touch. Qualcomm says this allows its Sense ID technology to […]