Tronsmart Draco AW80 TV box has octa-core CPU, up to 4GB RAM

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Google’s $99 Nexus Player is now available for purchase and it should ship in early November. I’m just starting to test the TV box and while I really like the new Android TV user interface, until more third-party developers adapt their apps to the platform, there’s a relatively small number of things you can actually […]

Google Play Movies & TV comes to Roku

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There’s no shortage of ways to watch online video on a TV these days. You can get an Apple TV, an Amazon Fire TV, a Chromecast, a Nexus Player, or any number of cheap Android-powered boxes from China. And of course you could always buy a smart TV from Samsung, LG, or another company and […]

HP and Michael Bastian’s smartwatch launches Nov 7th for $349 and up

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HP is taking a different approach to the smartwatch space than most other electronics companies. Rather than cram a kitchen sink operating system onto a wristwatch, HP partnered with designer Michael Bastian to design a high-end, stylish watch and then added the hardware to let it talk to your phone. The MB Chronowing is first […]

Deals of the Day (10-31-2014)

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Lenovo introduced a new 14 inch ThinkPad Yoga this month, but if you’re in the market for something a little smaller you can still find a 12.5 inch model. Lenovo sells ThinkPad Yoga 2-in-1 laptops for $854 and up. But B&H has a great deal on a model with an Intel Core i5 Haswell CPU, […]

First look: Google Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player (unboxing)

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Google’s latest Nexus smartphone is the company’s biggest and fastest yet, with a 6 inch, high-resolution display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. The latest Nexus tablet sports an 8.9 inch screen and and NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit processor, making it one of the first devices to ship with that CPU. And the new Google […]

Amazon acknowledged Fire Phone missteps, isn’t giving up yet

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Amazon’s first smartphone hasn’t exactly been a big success story so far. Shortly after launching the Fire Phone, Amazon slashed prices by $200 and the company recently revealed that it had $83 million worth of unsold phones in inventory. But Amazon’t not ready to give up on the smartphone space just yet. In an interview with […]

Vivo teases a smartphone that’s just 0.15 inches thick

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Chinese phone maker Oppo made headlines this week when the company unveiled a phone that’s just 4.85mm (about 0.19 inches) thick. Now rival Vivo might be preparing to launch a phone that’s even thinner. The company shared an image of a new phone on social networking site Weibo this week. It shows a device that’s […]

Xiaomi may be building a 9.2 inch budget tablet

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Xiaomi launched its first tablet earlier this year. Now the company may be working on a second model, and this one could have a larger screen and a less powerful processor. In other words, it could be a cheaper alternative to the company’s first tablet. Xiaomi hasn’t actually announced the new tablet yet, but specs […]

LG unveils 5.3 inch smartphone display with a 0.7mm bezel

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This summer Sharp launched a smartphone with bezels so thin that it almost looks like they don’t exist. Now LG has unveiled a screen that it says has even thinner bezels. LG’s new 5.3 inch LCD panel has 0.7mm bezels on the sides. The company says that’s the narrowest bezel available for a smartphone screen. […]

Deals of the Day (10-30-2014)

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Normally tablets, laptops, and other gadgets top our list of deals every day. But if you’ve already got all the gadgets you need, you might be in the market for some free or cheap apps, games, or digital media to use with them. Amazon gives away an Android app or game for free every day… but […]