Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop for mobile

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Want to remote control your PC from your phone or tablet? You could use a VNC app or a dedicated tool like TeamViewer or SplashTop. But if you’re using the Chrome browser on your desktop, now there’s a new option: Google has launched Chrome Remote Desktop for mobile. You can install the Android app on […]

LG plans to produce its own chips for smart devices

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LG Electronics produces everything from washing machines to laptops. But up until now, the company’s relied on outside sources for a key component of its smartphones, tablets, and other smart devices such as televisions and smartwatches. Now the Korea Herald reports LG plans to begin building its own processors. LG will design the chips and […]

Deals of the Day (4-16-2014)

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In the market for a thin and light laptop with a full HD touchscreen display, an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, a 16GB SSD, 500GB hard drive, and 4GB of RAM? Best Buy is knocking $100 off the list price of an Asus Zenbook UX302LA and selling it for $900. Not cheap enough for you? […]

OnePlus confirms sub-$400 price for its first smartphone

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Chinese startup OnePlus has been generating a lot of buzz for its first smartphone by promising top tier specs at an affordable price. Now we have a better idea of just what that price will be. The OnePlus One will be available in 16 countries at launch, including the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, […]

Bay Trail-powered Asus Chromebooks to sell for $250 and up

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Asus launched its first Chrome OS device this year: the $180 Asus Chromebox. It’s a tiny, affordable desktop computer with a Celeron CPU that’s a surprisingly capable device for the price. An even more powerful model with a Core i3 Haswell CPU should be available any day now. Now Asus is getting ready to expand […]

Amazon moves Kindle personal documents to Cloud Drive

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Amazon’s Kindle eReaders and tablets are designed to let you read books, magazines, and newspapers from the Kindle Store. But an added perk has long been that customers can use a “Send to Kindle” feature to read text, HTML, Word, and PDF documents, clips of web pages, and even DRM-free Kindle-compatible eBooks. Amazon even provides […]

Lilbits (4-15-2014): Intel’s mobile struggles

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With PC sales leveling off, Intel, Microsoft and other companies that have built enormous business around desktop and laptop computers are trying their hardest to make a dent in the newfangled mobile space… with mixed results. Intel reported its quarterly earnings today, and while the company beat estimates, revenue dropped a bit from the same […]

Pipo unveils tablets powered by MediaTek, Rockchip processors

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Chinese device maker Pipo is showing off its latest tablets and at least one new smartphone (with a tablet-sized screen) in Hong Kong this week. As expected, some of Pipo’s new tablets are powered by the new Rockchip’s RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. But several of the company’s new devices also feature MediaTek’s 8-core chip: […]

Deals of the Day (4-15-2014)

Amazon Prime discount

Amazon is running a sale on Kindle Fire tablets, knocking about $20 to $40 off the price of a 7 or 8.9 inch tablet. But if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber you can save even more. While the Prime perk isn’t mentioned on the sales page, if you’re a Prime member and you add a […]

This is how Google’s Project Ara smartphones will look

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Google’s Project Ara is an effort to build a modular smartphone platform. The company has developed a hardware design that involves a smartphone skeleton which can use a series of modules for everything from the processor to the display. If all goes according to plan, Google could begin shipping smartphone skeletons next year, and the […]