Deals of the Day (4-24-2014)

Amazon Kindle Touch

Amazon’s latest Kindle eReader with an E Ink screen sells for $119. But if you don’t need a front-lit display and don’t mind buying refurbished units, you can pick up an older Kindle for less than half the price… and get a few bonus features that are missing from newer models. The discontinued Kindle Touch […]

PlayOn brings more than 100 channels to Chromecast

playon chromecast

PlayOn is adding support for Google’s Chromecast to its media server software. That means you can now stream content to a Chromecast from dozens of services that wouldn’t otherwise support Google’s media streamer, including Comedy Central, Hulu (without Hulu Plus), and more. There are a few catches though. PlayOn uses your PC as a media […]

Is this the Microsoft Surface Mini?

Microsoft Surface Mini

Microsoft may not have announced a Surface tablet with a smaller screen yet. But that hasn’t stopped accessory maker Vostrostone from offering a line of Microsoft Surface Mini 8 inch tablet cases at Amazon. Either Vostrostone knows something we don’t, or the company is guessing at the dimensions of the long-expected Surface Mini. The company is offering a […]

This is Intel’s new line of Bay Trail chips for tablets, notebooks

bay trail family

Intel’s Atom Z3600 and Z3700 chips are low-power processors designed for tablets, notebooks, and other low-power devices. During development, these chips were known by the code-name “Bay Trail,” and now that they’re available in actual devices, Intel calls them Atom chips. But unlike earlier generations of Intel Atom processors, these new chips feature Intel Ivy […]

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2: A slightly better phone with a projector

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2

Samsung introduced a smartphone with a built-in projector a few years ago. It’s called the Samsung Galaxy Beam, and while the projector helps set it apart from the crowd, the rest of the specs are kind of unimpressive by 2014 standards. Now Samsung is updating the Beam with a faster processor, a bigger screen, and newer […]

Opera Coast gestured-based web browser hits the iPhone

Opera Coast

Opera introduced a web browser last year that does away with menu bars and instead relies on gesture-based navigation. The result is Opera Coast: a web browser that puts content front and center and hides everything else until you need it. When Opera Coast launched in 2013 it as an iPad exclusive. Now the Opera team […]

Lilbits (4-23-2014): Control your PC from your phone

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Remote controlling your desktop PC from your smartphone probably isn’t something you need to do very often. But from time to time it’s nice to be able to login from your phone and grab a file, open a document, or maybe even watch a video that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to access on your […]

Xiaomi bringing phones to 10 new countries (but not the US… yet)

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has earned a reputation for offering high quality phones at low prices in recent years. The company tends to sell out of new phones within minutes of putting them up for sale. But Xiaomi plans to increase its capacity and expand into new markets. The company has already started selling phones in […]

Gigabyte unveils BRIX mini-PC with NVIDIA graphics

gigabyte brix with geforce

Gigabyte is adding a new tiny desktop PC to its BRIX line of mini-computers. The company already offers several models with Intel or AMD processors. Now Gigabyte is preparing to launch a new model with an Intel Core i5 Haswell CPU and NVIDiA GeForce graphics. The folks at TechReport spotted the new Gigabyte BRIX desktop recently, […]

Japan Display unveils 10 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel tablet dispay

japan display 4k2k

Tired of tablets with plain old 1080p or lower resolution displays? There are a handful of options with higher pixel counts, including the Apple iPad‘s 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel screen and the Google Nexus 10‘s 10.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display. But soon we could see 10 inch tablets with 3840 x 2160 […]

Deals of the Day (4-23-2014)

Asus Transformer Book t100

Asus may be preparing to launch a new version of the Transformer Book T100 with a slightly faster processor. But the 2013 model is still a great bargain for folks looking for a Windows tablet with long battery life and the ability to serve as a notebook thanks to the included keyboard dock. The Asus […]

Xiaomi launches a 4K TV box, and two wireless router

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Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi has unveiled three new devices, and just like the company’s smartphones, two of the three are designed to be sleek-looking, high quality products offered at low prices. Those include a $20 WiFi router and a $63 TV box with support for 4K Ultra HD video playback. The third is a bit […]