Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook shop screen

When Samsung and Nook finally unveiled the tablet they were launching together, the only real mystery about the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook was to what extent the Nook software would run the show. I don’t think many people expected to see Samsung hardware and the same Nook version of Android used on older tablets like […]

Asus PadFone X mini smartphone/tablet hybrid on the way?

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Asus offers a line of smartphones that you can use as tablets by sliding them into a tablet docking station. Asus PadFone devices have been available in Taiwan for a few years and this year the Asus PadFone X became the first model to officially launch in the United States when AT&T began offering the 5 […]

Deals of the Day (8-20-2014)

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The Ace rAspire E11 notebook features a an 11.6 inch display, an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor, and a relatively low price. It normally sells for $250 and up. But you can pick one up for $70 less than that at Best Buy. While this isn’t exactly the fastest laptop around, it’s a reasonably thin […]

Future Google Glass devices might look more like… glasses

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Google Glass is a wearable device that puts a small screen just above one eye and lets you search the web, snap photos, or perform other activities using voice commands. It’s also a pretty conspicuous device that has a tendency to make people think you’re constantly video recording them (whether you are or not). Now […]

B&N’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK now available for $179

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Barnes & Noble is now selling the first Android tablet with NOOK software that the company didn’t design itself. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is now available at B&N book stores and on the company’s website for $179 after a $20 rebate and it’s basically what it sounds like… a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 […]

Omate X is a $129 “companion smartwatch”

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Omate‘s first smartwatch was an Android-powered device that you could use to run apps, make phone calls, or pair with your phone to display notifications. But what makes the Omate Truesmart different from most smartwatches was that it could be a truly stand-alone device. Priced at $299, it’s also more expensive than most smartwatches. Now Omate […]

ZTE launches Nubia 5S mini LTE smartphone for $280

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The ZTE Nubia 5S mini LTE is a smartphone with a 4.7 inch display, 4G LTE support, and a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. But it’s not really the specs that make this phone stand out: it’s the price. It sells for just $280 without a contract, which makes […]

Lilbits (8-19-2014): OneNote for Android tablets

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Microsoft OneNote lets you scribble notes, create checklists, add audio or video notes, and sync your notes across a range of devices. OneNote used to be bundled with Microsoft Office but over the past few years it’s taken on a life of its own — especially on mobile devices including phones and tablets. Now Microsoft has […]

Icarus Illumina HD eReader runs Android, comes with Kindle app

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While Google Android was designed for phones and tablets with color displays, there are a number of eBook readers with E Paper displays that feature Android-based software. Barnes & Noble’s NOOK eReaders, for instance, are powered by Android. But they feature a custom user interface so that you’d hardly know Google’s software was under the […]

Sony launches Xperia M2 Aqua waterproof mid-range smartphone

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Sony’s last few flagship smartphones have had water and dust-proof cases. Now the Japanese device maker is bringing waterproof design to a more affordable phone. The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua has the same basic features as the Xperia M2 phone which launched earlier this year. But you can submerge the new phone in up to 5 […]

Deals of the Day (8-19-2014)

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The HP Chromebox is a small, cheap desktop computer with an Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and Google’s Chrome operating system. It has a list price of $179, but right now you can pick one up for just $150 from Amazon. Or you can grab one for $155 from […]

HTC launches One (M8) with Windows Phone software

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What happens if you take HTC’s latest flagship phone and replace the Android operating system with Windows Phone? Apparently you get the HTC One (M8) for Windows… a new phone that’s available in the United States exclusively from Verizon. Update: And AT&T. You can pick one up starting this afternoon for $100 when you sign up […]