More Google Camera features coming to Android

lens blur

Google released a new version of its camera app for Android this week, and offered it as a free update through the Play Store for anyone running Android 4.4 or later. The most noticeable new features in the Google Camera app are its redesigned user interface and the new Lens Blur feature which lets you […]

Deals of the Day (4-17-2014)

Acer C710 Chromebook

If you’re looking for an affordable Chrome laptop with long battery life and decent performance, Acer’s C720 line of Chromebooks sells for $199 to $299 offer pretty great performance for the price. But if you’re looking for something really cheap, Acer’s offering refurbished versions of last year’s model at even lower prices. Today you can pick up […]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is now available

Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 is now available for download, and the latest version on of the operating system will be around for a while. Sure, Ubuntu 14.10 will come along in October and offer some new features, but the makers of Ubuntu will support Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr for at least 5 years because it’s an LTS […]

MLB.TV brings live baseball games to Chromecast

mlb chromecast

Tired of using your Chromecast to watch TV, movies, and cat videos? Now you can watch live sporting events. MLB.TV has added Chromecast support to its MLB at Bat apps for mobile devices. That means you can fire up the mobile app on your iOS or Android device to watch live games and hit the […]

Asus FonePad K012 could be an even cheaper tablet-sized phone

Asus K012 FonePad

The Asus FonePad line of devices are basically 7 inch smartphones (or tablets which you can use to make phone calls). While big-screen phones are nothing new, they’re usually high-priced devices with premium specs. But the Asus FonePad line of devices have always been pretty cheap, with prices running around $249 and up unlocked Fonepad. Now […]

Universal Windows apps arrive, run on PC, tablet, or phone

Halo Spartan Assault

Microsoft recently introduced support for a new type of app: Universal Windows Apps which can run on pretty much any modern Windows device including phones, tablets, and desktop or notebook computers. Developers can distribute Universal Windows Apps through the Windows Store, and when customers buy an app they get a license to run it on […]

Intel launches a fanless, Bay Trail NUC mini-computer

ntel NUC DE3815TYKHE

Intel has introduced its first tiny desktop computer to use passive cooling. The Intel NUC DE3815TYKHE measures 7.5″ x 4.6″ x 1.6″ and uses a combination of low-power components and passive heat dissipation so that it doesn’t require any fans. The system isn’t exactly a high-performance PC. It’s powered by a single-core Intel Atom Bay […]

Samsung to launch Tizen phones this year, but Android remains key

Sasmung Zeq 9000

Samsung hopes to ship the first two smartphones running the Tizen operating system this year. The company has been one of the key backers of the Linux-based operating system (as is Intel), and the Samsung Gear 2 line of smartwatches already run a version of Tizen. But despite years of development, no company has brought […]

Lenovo doubles down on Flex with the Flex 2 laptops

Lenovo Flex

Lenovo’s Flex line of laptops are notebooks with screens that can rotate 300 degrees until they face away from the keyboard instead of toward it. While the company’s Yoga devices feature 360 degree hinges that let you use the systems like tablets, Flex models are more like convertible laptops that you can use as an […]

Google redesigns Android camera app, puts it in the Play Store

Google Camera

Google has given the stock camera app for Android a makeover with a new user interface and a few new features. Google Camera is now available as a standalone app from the Google Play Store for the first time. That lets users update the app without updating their entire operating system — and allows Google […]

Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop for mobile

chrome remote desktop for android

Want to remote control your PC from your phone or tablet? You could use a VNC app or a dedicated tool like TeamViewer or SplashTop. But if you’re using the Chrome browser on your desktop, now there’s a new option: Google has launched Chrome Remote Desktop for mobile. You can install the Android app on […]