Saygus V² starts taking pre-orders for its $600 superphone

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The Saygus V² starts taking pre-orders for its $600 superphoneis a smartphone with a 5 inch full HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and other specs you’d expect from a high-end phone including 802.11ac WiFi, wireless charging, and a big battery. But the phone also has a few really surprising features: there are 2 […]

Microsoft releases Outlook for iOS and Android

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Microsoft has released Outlook for iOS and a preview of a new version of the calendar and email app for Android. The company acquired email app maker Acompli last year, and the new apps are largely based on the Acompli app for iOS. Outlook is now available as a free download from the App Store and Google […]

Microsoft Office now available for Android tablets

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Microsoft released preview versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android a few months ago. Now the company says they’re ready for prime time. Office for Android tablets is now available for free. You can download Word, PowerPoint, or Excel from the Google Play Store for free and use them to create, view, and edit […]

Intel launches Broadwell chips with vPro for enterprise

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Earlier this month Intel launched its 5th-gen Intel Core “Broadwell” processors for consumer devices. Now the company is adding 5th-gen Intel Core vPro chips to its lineup. These chips are aimed at the enterprise market and Intel says they’ll enable new types of notebooks, 2-in-1 tablets, and mini PCs for use in the workplace. Intel uses […]

LG’s new OLED displays are the most flexible yet

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LG is expected to start mass production of a new type of flexible display this summer. The folks at OLED Display.net report the new plastic OLED screens can bend further than existing solutions. Does that mean we’ll finally start to see smartphones and tablets that you can roll up and put in your pocket? Probably not. But […]

FTC fines TracFone $40 million for throttling “unlimited” data

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The Federal Trade Commission is ordering US wireless carrier TracFone to pay $40 million as a penalty for promising “unlimited” data to customers, but then throttling connection speeds or canceling service altogether after customers use more than a certain amount of data. The FTC isn’t saying that there’s anything wrong with throttling data or terminating […]

Dell Chromebook 11 (with Core i3) review

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Most Chromebooks are small, inexpensive laptops designed to run Google’s Chrome OS software. But Dell’s Chromebook 11 stands out from the crowd thanks to a business-like design, a sturdy case, and a decent keyboard, among other things. Dell’s Chromebooks are targeted at the education market, but they’re available for anyone to purchase. Prices start at […]

Are screen protectors worth the effort?

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I want to use a screen protector, but I just don’t. I hate the way those little bubbles always end up right in the center. I get fixated on them, trying to push them to the edge only to end up with an even more noticeable mark where I smashed the plastic sheet too much. […]

Deals of the Day (1-28-2015)

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The Asus VivoTab 8 is a Windows tablet with an 8 inch display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It has an Intel Atom Z3745 Bay Trail processor and comes with a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal. It’s basically the same tablet as the VivoTab Note 8 that launched in 2013, but […]

ZTE launches Blade S2 mid-range, 64-bit smartphone for $250

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Meizu and Xiaomi aren’t the only Chinese companies launching new smartphones this week. ZTE just introduced a new 5 inch phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, a 13MP camera, and a $250 price tag. It’s called the ZTE Blade S6, and unlike the Meizu M1 and Xiaomi Redmi 2 you’ll actually be able to purchase […]

Meizu M1 is a $110 smartphone with decent hardware (in China)

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Meizu has launched a new budget smartphone with better specs than you’d probably expect from a device that costs $110. The Meizu M1 features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit processor and a 5 inch, 1280 x 768 pixel display. If there’s a catch, it’s that the Meizu M1 is only available in China at the […]

Apple Watch is coming in April

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Apple’s first smartwatches will begin shipping in a few months. The company first unveiled the Apple Watch in September, promising they’d be available in early 2015 for $349 and up. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook says they’ll ship in a few months. Cook’s remarks came during a conference call to discuss Apple’s latest quarterly earnings […]

Razer Nabu X activity tracker now available for $50

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The Razer Nabu X is a $50 activity tracker that was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Now it’s available for purchase from the Razer store. Razer is a company that’s probably best known for making gaming devices and accessories. But last year the company introduced its first fitness tracker, the $100 […]