Steam Machines will sell for $460 to $5000 when they launch in November

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Valve’s Steam OS is an operating system designed to turn computers into game consoles. It’s a Linux-based operating system that will run on computers called Steam Machines. Valve plans to launch the operating system in November, which is when the first Steam Machines will go on sale. So how much will these PC/game consoles cost? […]

Fairphone’s 2nd-gen ethically-sourced smartphone coming this summer

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Dutch-based Fairphone has big dreams to produce ethically sourced, long-lasting smartphones for environmentally conscious consumers. They have succeeded somewhat by selling all 60 thousand units of the first-generation Fairphone. Now they’re preparing to launch a second model.   This time, with a little more experience under its belt, the company hopes to increase its transparency and use […]

Deals of the Day (3-05-2015)

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Google’s giving away free movies and music as part of the Google Play Store 3rd birthday party. Acer’s offering good deals on refurbished laptops. And if you want a Windows RT tablet for some reason, Dealfisher has a great deal on one of those. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Note that the […]

Runcible is a circular, Firefox OS smartphone with a wood case


Want a smartphone that looks like a pocket watch? A company called Monohm introduced one at Mobile World Congress this week. It’s called the Runcible and it’s designed to be attractive and simple. The Runcible runs Firefox OS, but one of the key features is what the phone doesn’t do: it doesn’t beep or vibrate to let […]

Pipo C2 is a $32 smartwatch from China

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Some folks spend a lot of money on wristwatches, which they view as fashion accessories as much as time pieces. Models that do l little more than tell the time can sell for thousands of dollars. So maybe it’s not surprising that some folks expect the fancier versions of the upcoming Apple Watch to sell […]

Acer launches a Chromebox with Core i3 Haswell

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Acer is expanding its line of Chromebox desktop computers with Google’s Chrome operating system. A few months ago the company started offering models with Intel Celeron processors for $180 and up. Now Acer is launching models with Intel Core i3 Haswell chips for $350 and up. The new Acer Chromebox CXI-i34KGM features an Intel Core […]

Dell Venue 10 Pro Windows tablet now available for $329 and up

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Dell’s new 10 inch Windows tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor is now available for $329 and up. The company unveiled the Dell Venue 10 Pro 5000 Series in February as a tablet aimed at the education market. But you don’t need to be a teacher or student to order one. The tablet features an Intel […]

Snakebyte unveils the QEUS smart TV box


Gaming accessory maker Snakebyte is launching a new box designed to bring games, media, and other content to your TV. It’s an Android-powered device called the Snakebyte QEUS which is expected to launch this summer for under $100. The QEUS features a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, 5.1 […]

System76 Meerkat is a tiny, Linux PC with a Broadwell CPU

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Linux PC builder System76 plans to launch a tiny desktop PC with an Intel Broadwell processor and Ubuntu Linux software. The System76 Meerkat should be available around March 19th. The little computer is based on Intel’s NUC mini-desktop design and measures about 4 inches by 4 inches square. System76 says the Meerkat will support up to […]

Deals of the Day (3-04-2015)

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is an Android tablet with a 2560 x 1600 pixel Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM, an octa-core processor. It has a list price of $400, but a number of retailers are currently selling it for $350. Woot is going a step further though, and offering this high-res tablet for […]

Makers of OpenGL standard unveil Vulkan: Efficient-next gen graphics tech


Khronos Group has launched a technical preview of the technology that will replaces OpenGL. Like OpenGL, Vulkan is an open standard API that developers can use to tap into the capabilities of graphics chips. But Khronos says the new tools offer improved efficiency and gives applications direct control of GPU operations. That could lead to better performance […]

Motorola Moto E (2015) now available for $120 and up

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Motorola’s latest low-cost phone is now available for purchase. You can pick up a Moto E (2015) from the Motorola store for as little as $120. But if you’ve got an extra $30 to spare, you should probably get the $150 model. It has a faster processor and support for 4G LTE. In fact, it […]

Zotac introduces Steam Machine SN970 gaming PC


The first computer/game consoles running Valve’s SteamOS should begin shipping in November. Valve calls the systems Steam machines, and says about a dozen partners will be launching models. One of those partners is Zotac, which just unveiled the Zotac Steam Machine SN970, a small form-factor gaming PC that will ship with SteamOS. The SN970 features an […]