LG may be developing smartwatches with webOS software

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When LG acquired the webOS operating system from HP, the company said it planned to use the software for smart TVs. That seems to be going relatively well: the company announced in June that it had sold a million TVs with webOS. A report from August though, suggests that webOS has been a square peg […]

Tronsmart T2000 EZCast Pro is a $40 wireless display adapter

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Last year Chinese device maker Tronsmart launched a wireless display adapter called the T1000. It’s a Chromecast-like device that you can plug into a TV to stream content from a phone or PC to an external display. While it’s not as simple to use as a Chromecast, it’s a versatile option since it supports Miracast […]

Matchstick’s Firefox OS TV streamer smashes crowdfunding goal


This week Matchstick launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising $100 thousand to mass produce a TV streaming device that runs Firefox OS. They raised that much in about a day. MatchStick is a lot like Google’s Chromecast. It’s a small device that you can plug into the HDMI port of your TV. Connect a […]

ARM launches mbed operating system for Internet of Things

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Chip designer ARM makes the processors that power millions of smartphones and tablets. But the company also designs lower-power processors aimed at wearable devices, home automation systems, and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. While there are a number of companies working to make sure your refrigerator can talk to your toaster, your smartphone, your […]

Zotac ZBOX MI521nano XS is a tiny desktop with Core i3 Haswell

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Zotac’s latest mini-desktop computer takes the nano XS series case the company introduced a few years ago and swaps out the AMD chip for an Intel Core i3 Haswell processor. The Zotac ZBOX MI521 nano XS features a Core i3-4030U dual-core processor and Intel HD graphics. Zotac will offer two models. There’s a barebones version […]

Google Nexus 6 spotted in the wild (maybe)

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Google’s next Nexus smartphone is expected to feature a high-resolution 5.9 inch display. Google hasn’t announced the device yet, but it’s reportedly being built by Motorola and over the past few weeks we’ve seen a couple of blogs post mockups of the phone based on leaked info from tipsters. Now Android Police has a real-world […]

Windows Phone on a budget: BLU Win Jr, Win HD launch for $89 and up

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Thinking about picking up a smartphone with Microsoft’s mobile operating system, but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars? You could pick up an older model like a $49 contract-free Nokia Lumia 520 for AT&T, or you could buy a brand new phone that’s not locked to any wireless carrier for as little as $89. Earlier […]

Deals of the Day (10-01-2014)

Toshiba Encore tablet

Toshiba offers some of the most affordable Windows tablets on the market, including the Encore Mini tablet with a 7 inch screen and the Encore 2 with an 8 inch display, priced at $120 and $200 respectively. But the older Toshiba Encore 8 is arguably a better tablet. It has a more powerful processor and […]

Microsoft: 50 new companies making Windows phones, tablets this year

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Earlier this year Microsoft started offering Windows and Windows Phone software free of charge to device makers producing phones and and tablets with 9 inch or smaller screens. The move effectively made Windows as cheap to use as Android… possibly cheaper, since Microsoft collects royalty fees from many companies that use Android on their devices. […]

FreedomPop launches a $89 tablet

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FreedomPop is launching its first Android tablet… and the best thing you can say about it is that the FreedomPop Liberty is cheap. It’s a $89 tablet with a 7 inch WiFi-only tablet. Why would a wireless carrier like FreedomPop launch a WiFi-only device? Because you don’t need a 3G or 4G connection to make voice calls or […]

Hands-on: Acer Switch 11 2-in-1 convertible tablet

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The Acer Aspire Switch 11 is a Windows tablet with an 11.6 inch display. It comes with a detachable keyboard dock, which is part of the reason it’s called the “Switch,” since it lets you switch from tablet to notebook mode and back again. But you the connectors on the dock work whether the tablet […]