Probox2 EX and Remote+ review: Android on your TV

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The Probox2 Ex is a box designed to let you run Android apps on a TV. We’ve seen plenty of those over the past few years… but there are a few things that help this model stand out. First, it’s powerful. It has a Amlogic S802-H quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, dual-band […]

Deals of the Day (9-22-2014)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

Amazon is launching a bunch of new tablets this fall… but the company hasn’t updated last year’s Kindle Fire HDX 7. It still sells new models of this 7 inch tablet with a full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM for $199 and up. Or you can buy a refurbished model. […]

Pipo Work W4 is an $81 Windows tablet (for China)

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Remember when an Android tablet with a $150 price tag was considered dirt cheap? These days you can find Windows tablets that cost just about half as much. The cheapest Windows tablet from a big-name PC maker may be the $120 Toshiba Encore Mini, but Chinese device maker Pipo is launching a new 8 inch Windows tablet […]

Xiaomi launches a Bluetooth game controller

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Chinese device maker Xiaomi makes inexpensive but high-quality products including phones, tablets, and TVs. Now the company is launching a Bluetooth game controller. The first 300 people to buy the controller on September 25th will be able to pick it up for just 1 Chinese Yuan (or about 16 cents in US currency). I suspect the […]

Tranquil MonoOne is a silent, fanless all-in-one desktop PC

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UK company Tranquil PC makes fanless computers and PC cases which run silently. Most of the company’s PCs are media center systems, small desktops based on Intel’s NUC design, or home servers. But this fall Tranquil plans to launch an all-in-one desktop called the MonoOne. The Tranquil MonOne has an aluminum case with a passive […]

Intel’s Wireless Charging Bowl coming this year

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Say you come home from a long day and throw your phone, keys, and jewelry in a bowl… wouldn’t it be nice if that bowl could also recharge the battery in your phone, smartwatch, or other gadgets? Earlier this year Intel unveiled a reference design for a “Smart Wireless Charging Bowl,” and now the company […]

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 plus dissected (by iFixit)

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Another gadget, another teardown… or two. The folks at iFixit have ripped open Apple’s new iPhone and iPhone 6 smartphones to see what’s under the hood(s). As expected, the new phones have bigger screens, bigger batteries, and new processors. But just because that’s what we expected doesn’t mean it’s not fun to look at pretty […]

Sony unveils SmartEyeglass developer preview

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Sony wants in on the head-mounted wearable space pioneered by Google Glass. The company has just unveiled a SmartEyeglass software developer kit preview. At this point developers can work with a device emulator to create and test apps, but the idea is to eventually produce a piece of smart eyewear that will let users interact […]

Deals of the Day (9-19-2014)

hp spectre 13 x2

The HP Spectre 13 X2 is a 2-in-1 ultrabook which becomes a tablet when you detach the screen from its keyboard dock. The system has a 13.3 inch full HD touchscreen display, an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, and HP says it should offer up to 9 […]

Native support for Netflix coming to Ubuntu

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Want to move from Windows or OS X to Ubuntu or another GNU/Linux operating system? You’ll lose Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and some other apps that aren’t available for Linux, but you’ll be able to use open source alternatives such as LibreOffice and GIMP. But up until now there’s been one thing that’s been tricky […]