Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014 mobile tech deals

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You don’t have to wait for Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) to score a good deal on a tablet, laptop, or other gadget. There are some pretty great deals all throughout the year. But if you do plan to do some shopping around the holiday season, we’re expecting some pretty good deals this year. […]

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review (Bay Trail and full HD)


Over the past few years we’ve seen most major PC makers release inexpensive laptops running Google’s Chrome operating system. Most have the kind of features you’d expect from a low-cost laptop, including 1366 x 768 pixel displays, 2GB of RAM, and other entry-level specs. But Toshiba’s taken a slightly different approach with the Chromebook 2. […]

Razer Nabu smartband launches December 2nd

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It’s been nearly a year since gaming accessory company Razer unveiled an early prototype of its first wearable. Now the Razer Nabu smartband is ready to hit the streets. Razer says the Nabu will be available for purchase in North America starting December 2nd. Razer is asking $100 for the smartband, but the first 5,000 Razer […]

Sony develops watch with E Paper screen… and wristband

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Sony has developed a wristwatch with an an electronic paper display. The low-power screen can be viewed in direct sunlight with no artificial illumination. But you can also change the watch face since it’s drawn electronically. There are a handful of other watches with E Ink or E Paper displays on the market, but Sony’s watch […]

Archos 80 Cesium is a low-cost Windows tablet

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French electronics company Archos has released dozens of low-cost Android tablets over the past few years. Now the company’s launching its first budget Windows tablet. The company unveiled plans to launch an 8 inch Windows tablet called the Archos 80 Cesium this summer. It’s not available for purchase yet, but Archos has posted more details about the […]

ARM Cortex-A12 and Cortex-A17 chips are identical


When Chinese chip maker Rockchip launched its RK3288 processor earlier this year there was some confusion about whether it was based on ARM Cortex-A12 or Cortex-A17 designs. It turns out it doesn’t matter: ARM says that while the two types of chips were originally designed to offer different performance levels, but due to demand for better […]

Ematic’s budget Windows tablets coming soon for $100 and up

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Ematic has been selling low-cost Android tablets for a few years, and now the company’s getting ready to launch its first low-cost Windows tablets. We spotted a 7 inch Windows tablet from Ematic at the FCC in November, but it looks like the company also has 8 and 10 inch models on the way. All […]

Asus Zenbook UX305 ultrabook with Core M Broadwell hits the FCC

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The first Asus laptop to feature an Intel Core M processor is on the way. Asus introduced the Zenbook UX305 ultrabook with a low-power Intel Core M Broadwell processor in September. This week the thin and light laptop showed up at the FCC website. It should be available for purchase soon. The notebook features a 13.3 […]

Micro Center is selling a $60 Windows tablet

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Prices for Windows tablets have been falling quickly… but things are just starting to get silly. US retailer Micro Center is now selling a Windows tablet for just $60. Sure, that’s a sale price, but even at full price the WinBook TW70CA-17 only sells for $90. That makes this 7 inch Windows 8.1 tablet cheaper […]

Karbonn’s Android One smartphone hits the UK

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Google’s Android One initiative is a program designed to help device makers offer low-cost Android phones with decent performance and software updates that come straight from Google. The program is initially targeting developing markets, which is why up until recently you could only buy Android One devices in India. But now one of the Indian […]

Deals of the Day (11-25-2014)

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is an Android tablet with a 12.2 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and support for pressure-sensitive input from a digital pen. Samsung’s biggest Android tablet normally sells for $600, but you can often find it on sale for less… and right now […]

Meizu’s first Ubuntu phones coming in early 2015

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Chinese phone maker Meizu had already announced plans to launch a smartphone running a version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Now Meizu and Canonical have signed an agreement to launch the first of those phones in early 2015. While Meizu’s phones will run software based on Ubuntu, the company is developing its own custom […]