Lilbits (9-02-2014): Android One is coming (to India)

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Earlier this summer Google introduced a new initiative called Android One. The idea is to partner with device makers to offer low-cost, high-quality Android phones that run Google approved software. The first Android One devices are expected to be offered in India and they could sell for around $100. Now Google has started sending out […]

MOTA SmartRing: Because smartwatches are too… I dunno

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Electronics companies seem to be banking on smartwatches being the next big thing. Practically every major device maker has already announced one or is expected to launch one soon. MOTA already has a smartwatch… so the company’s taking the next (il)logical step and announcing something smaller: meet the MOTA SmartRing. Seriously. I think. The SmartRing […]

Zotac’s first mini PC with Windows 8.1 now available for $220

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Zotac has been offering small form-factor computers for the past few years, but the company typically sells computers without an operating system. Recently Zotac announced that it would begin offering a handful of models with Windows 8.1 and now the first one is available. You can pick up a Zotac ZBOX BI320 with an Intel […]

Chinese device makers launch 7 inch Windows tablets

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There’s no shortage of Windows 8.1 tablets with 8 inch screens. But you know what’s tough to find? A model with a 7 inch screen. A couple of Chinese companies are looking to change that. Cube and Ramos have both recently unveiled 7 inch tablets with Intel Atom Bay Trail processors and Windows 8.1 software. […]

Deals of the Day (9-02-2014)

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The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, a 10 inch screen, and a detachable keyboard dock that lets you use the tablet like a notebook. You can even flip the screen around so it faces away from the keyboard if you want to just treat the […]

HP Stream 7, 8 Windows tablets pop up in Europe

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HP plans to launch a cheap Windows tablet called the HP Stream 7. While the company hasn’t officially announced the product yet, Microsoft mentioned the tablet in July as an example of inexpensive new Windows machines on the way. Now the folks at Mobile Geeks have spotted a retail listing for the tablet which gives us a […]

Giada D330 is a compact, Haswell-powered PC

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Tiny PC maker Giada has unveiled a new small form-factor desktop computer that’s powered by an Intel Haswell processor. The Giada D330 is a barebones PC which is about 2 inches thickand which support sup to an Intel Core i7 processor. Giada’s targeting system builders and DIY-minded folks interested in building their own little desktop […]

Deals of the Day (9-01-2014)

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LG may have a new smartwatch on the way, but the company’s old model isn’t all that old. The original LG G Watch launched just a few months ago and still sells for $229… normally. Best Buy is currently offering the LG G Watch for just $180. Sure, it has a square watch face instead of […]

Lilbits (8-29-2014): Hello Haswell-E

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Intel may be getting ready to launch its Broadwell processor yet… but that doesn’t mean the company is done with Haswell chips. While the first processors based on 5th generation Intel Core technology will be low-power chips for notebooks and tablets, Intel’s latest 4th-gen Core chips are part of the new Haswell-E “Extreme Edition” processor […]

Chromebooks with Intel Broadwell chips are on the way

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Intel expects to ship its first processor based on 5th-gen Intel Core architecture (code-named “Broadwell’) this year. And it looks like that chip might not just be used for Windows notebooks and tablets: we could see Chromebooks or Chromebox devices with Broadwell chips as well. Google’s François Beaufort notes that code for a Broadwell-based device code-named Auron has been […]

Deals of the Day (8-29-2014)

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Update: Well that did’t last long. Looking for another deal on a Windows tablet with a full HD display? You can snag a refurbished 1st-gen Surface Pro with 64GB for $370 from A4C. The Sony Vaio Tap 11 is kind of Sony’s answer to the Microsoft Surface. It’s an 11.6 inch Windows tablet with a […]

OnePlus is killing its smartphone invite system, hopes to launch pre-orders in October

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While the folks behind Chinese startup OnePlus have run some promotional stunts recently, the company has earned kudos for for offering a high-quality smartphone at a reasonably low price. Unfortunately it’s hard to actually buy one of the phones. There are limited quantities available, so OnePlus has implemented an invitation system and if you don’t have an […]

Toshiba Chromebook CB30-007 is a 13 inch Bay Trail laptop

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Toshiba is adding a new Chromebook to its lineup. At first glance the new Toshiba Chromebook CB30-007 looks just like the model the company launched earlier this year. But the first Toshiba Chromebook sports an Intel Celeron 2955 Haswell processor. The new model has a lower-power Celeron N2830 Bay Trail chip. The new Bay Trail model […]

Nokia introduces HERE Maps for Samsung phones, smartwatches

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Nokia has been offering mapping applications for smartphone since way back when Google was just a company that ran a search engine and email service. Now Nokia is bringing the latest version of its mapping service to Android phones… or rather to Android phones made by Samsung. Nokia HERE Maps is coming to Samsung Galaxy […]