Motorola Moto 360 bootloader unlocked

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When the first Android Wear watches hit the streets it didn’t take long for hackers to figure out how to root the watches, unlock their bootloaders, and install custom ROMS and recoveries. After all, the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch are running a version of Android, and they have USB cables. The new […]

Samsung to stop selling notebooks in Europe

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Samsung makes everything from smartphones to refrigerators and sells them in markets around the world. But it looks like the Korean electronics company is scaling back one part of its business: Samsung plans to stop selling notebook PCs in Europe. That includes Windows notebooks and Chromebooks. Earlier this month German site All About Samsung reported that […]

Deals of the Day (9-23-2014)

Asus TF103

The Asus Transformer Pad TF103 is a 10 inch tablet with a 1280 x 800 pixel display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and Android 4.4 KitKat software. It also comes with a keyboard dock that lets you use the tablet like a notebook. When I reviewed the […]

Jolla’s Sailfish OS smartphone hits India for $270


Finnish smartphone company Jolla is expanding beyond Europe. The company’s first smartphone runs Sailfish, a Linux-based operating system which can run some Android apps, but which has a unique user interface running on top of software that emerged from the ashes of Nokia and Intel’s canceled MeeGo project. Jolla recently began offering its phone in Hong […]

New Xiaomi Redmi Note, cheaper Mi4 smartphone may be on the way

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Chinese device maker Xiaomi may be preparing to launch two new smartphones soon. One is expected to be an updated version of its 5.5 inch Redmi Note with improved specs. The other could be a cheaper version of the Xiaomi Mi4 smartphone that launched this summer. Xiaomi Mi4 According to cnBeta, a listing for a new version […]

Probox2 EX and Remote+ review: Android on your TV


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 […]