Goodbye live tiles: Give Windows 10 a classic start menu

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Windows 10 marks the return of the Start Menu. Microsoft did away with this classic Windows feature with the launch of Windows 8, when the company introduced a Start Screen that covers your entire display. It looked great on tablets, but some folks found it to be a bit much for notebooks and desktops. Now […]

Deals of the Day (7-31-2015)

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Looking for a really cheap laptop? Groupon is selling refurbished HP Stream 11 notebooks for as little as $120. Don’t want to buy a refurbished model? Best Buy is selling a brand new Asus EeeBook X205TA for $30 more. Want a convertible? There are some good deals on those today too… as well as a […]

Apple TV update coming in September… maybe

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Apple may be planning to launch a new version of its Apple TV this fall. BuzzFeed reports that unnamed sources familiar with Apple’s plans for its set-top box claim the company is definitely launching Apple TV 4 this September. We’ve heard this rumor before. In fact, BuzzFeed previously predicted that an Apple TV refresh was happening this […]

YotaPhone 2 US launch cancelled

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The makers of the YotaPhone 2 raised nearly $300 thousand through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to bring their dual-screen smartphone to the United States. But now it looks like the company is cancelling that effort. A number of backers of the campaign have reported that Yota Devices has sent out email messages letting them know that […]

NVIDIA Shield tablet recalled over battery issues

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NVIDIA has released a software update for its SHIELD tablet, designed to update the system to Android 5.1.1, offer performance improvements, and fix some bugs affecting audio and other features. Oh yeah… NVIDIA also wants you to know that the battery in the tablet can overheat and pose a fire hazard. So the company has […]

Don’t like Windows 10? You can roll back (within 30 days)

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So you’ve taken up Microsoft on its offer to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. How’s that working out for you? For the most part Windows 10 should be able to run on just about any hardware that could run Windows 7 or later. But if you’re running into problems, Microsoft included an escape chute: […]

Facebook’s solar airplane beams internet from above

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It’s raining internet. For the past few years Google has been testing technology that can deliver internet access to remote locations through hot air balloons. Now Facebook has built a solar-powered airplane that can do the same thing. Facebook calls the its plane Aquila, and claims it can stay in the air for up to […]

Report: Businesses testing new Google Glass hardware

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The death of Google Glass may have been exaggerated. While Google is no longer selling its wearable computer that puts a screen above your eye directly to consumers, The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is providing a new version of Google Glass to some business users. The new hardware is aimed at workers […]

Verizon’s next Motorola Droid: A metal Moto X?

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Motorola may not have any plans to sell the Moto X Play or Moto X Style smartphones through US carriers, instead offering the Moto X Pure Edition directly to consumers for $400. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to buy a new Motorola phone from a US wireless carrier this year. HellomotoHK has posted […]

Deals of the Day (7-30-2015)

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Windows 10 is here. It runs on all sorts of hardware, including cheap tablets and powerful desktops… or something in between like the latest Microsoft Surface tablets. Don’t want to spend $499 or more for a Surface? How about $390? That’s how much GravityBuys is selling 1st-gen models for at the moment. While they’re a […]

Toshiba Encore 10 tablets coming soon for $299 and up

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Toshiba is launching a new line of 10.1 inch tablets with full HD displays, Intel Atom x5 Cherry Trail processors, and Windows 10 software. The Toshiba Encore 10 and Encore 10K will be available in September for $299 and $479, respectively. What’s the difference between the two tablets? The Toshiba Encore 10K comes with a keyboard […]

Toshiba unveils Silmee W20/W21 health trackers

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There’s no shortage of cheap fitness and activity trackers which you can wear on your wrist or clip to your shirt, belt, or pocket to keep track of your daily step count, distance traveled, and other stats. But Toshiba’s Silmee line of health trackers go a bit further. Earlier this year the company introduced a Silmee […]

Asus unveils Zenfone 2 Deluxe and Laser editions

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The Zenfone 2 is probably one of the most popular smartphones Asus has released to date. But it’s not just a single phone. There’s a whole family of products that Asus sells under the Zenfone 2 name, and now that family is getting a little bigger. Asus has announced plans for several new phones, including the […]

MSI launches fanless mini PC with Intel Broadwell

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MSI is updating its WindBox III line of mini computers with new models sporting Intel Broadwell processors. The new WindBox III MS-9A75 is a slim, fanless computer designed for digital signage, kiosks, security systems, or other commercial applications… but it could also make an interesting home theater PC. The computer supports 5th-gen Intel Core i3, […]

Gigabyte BRIX mini PC with Intel Braswell chip coming soon

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Gigabyte is getting ready to add a few new computers to its BRIX family of mini PCs. The Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXCE-3205 is a compact computer with a 15 watt Intel Celeron 3205U Haswell processor, while the BRIX GB-BACE-3000 features an even lower-power 4 watt Celeron N3000 Braswell chip. Fanless Tech obtained a document that provides some specs […]