LG’s new OLED displays are the most flexible yet

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LG is expected to start mass production of a new type of flexible display this summer. The folks at OLED Display.net report the new plastic OLED screens can bend further than existing solutions. Does that mean we’ll finally start to see smartphones and tablets that you can roll up and put in your pocket? Probably not. But […]

FTC fines TracFone $40 million for throttling “unlimited” data

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The Federal Trade Commission is ordering US wireless carrier TracFone to pay $40 million as a penalty for promising “unlimited” data to customers, but then throttling connection speeds or canceling service altogether after customers use more than a certain amount of data. The FTC isn’t saying that there’s anything wrong with throttling data or terminating […]

Dell Chromebook 11 (with Core i3) review


Most Chromebooks are small, inexpensive laptops designed to run Google’s Chrome OS software. But Dell’s Chromebook 11 stands out from the crowd thanks to a business-like design, a sturdy case, and a decent keyboard, among other things. Dell’s Chromebooks are targeted at the education market, but they’re available for anyone to purchase. Prices start at […]

Are screen protectors worth the effort?


I want to use a screen protector, but I just don’t. I hate the way those little bubbles always end up right in the center. I get fixated on them, trying to push them to the edge only to end up with an even more noticeable mark where I smashed the plastic sheet too much. […]

Deals of the Day (1-28-2015)

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The Asus VivoTab 8 is a Windows tablet with an 8 inch display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It has an Intel Atom Z3745 Bay Trail processor and comes with a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal. It’s basically the same tablet as the VivoTab Note 8 that launched in 2013, but […]

ZTE launches Blade S2 mid-range, 64-bit smartphone for $250

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Meizu and Xiaomi aren’t the only Chinese companies launching new smartphones this week. ZTE just introduced a new 5 inch phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, a 13MP camera, and a $250 price tag. It’s called the ZTE Blade S6, and unlike the Meizu M1 and Xiaomi Redmi 2 you’ll actually be able to purchase […]

Meizu M1 is a $110 smartphone with decent hardware (in China)

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Meizu has launched a new budget smartphone with better specs than you’d probably expect from a device that costs $110. The Meizu M1 features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit processor and a 5 inch, 1280 x 768 pixel display. If there’s a catch, it’s that the Meizu M1 is only available in China at the […]

Apple Watch is coming in April


Apple’s first smartwatches will begin shipping in a few months. The company first unveiled the Apple Watch in September, promising they’d be available in early 2015 for $349 and up. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook says they’ll ship in a few months. Cook’s remarks came during a conference call to discuss Apple’s latest quarterly earnings […]

Razer Nabu X activity tracker now available for $50

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The Razer Nabu X is a $50 activity tracker that was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Now it’s available for purchase from the Razer store. Razer is a company that’s probably best known for making gaming devices and accessories. But last year the company introduced its first fitness tracker, the $100 […]

Ubuntu Touch apps can run in windowed mode

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The developers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system for desktop, notebook, and server computers are working on a touch-friendly version for smartphones and tablets, with the first Ubuntu phones expected to go on sale this year. While Ubuntu for phones and tablets shares a lot of code with the version you would run on a […]

Deals of the Day (1-27-2015)

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Want a Microsoft Surface tablet with 512GB of storage? You could spend $2000 to get a new Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft. Or you can pick up a slightly older Surface Pro 2 from Newegg for less than half the price. The company is selling Microsoft’s tablet with a Core i5 Haswell CPU, 8GB of […]

Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone gets more memory, storage

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Xiaomi launched a budget smartphone with a 4.7 inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage earlier this month. Now the company has announced it’s updating the phone, giving it slightly better specs. The new Xiaomi Redmi 2 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Other features […]