Apple Watch is coming in April


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 […]

Ubuntu Touch apps can run in windowed mode

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The developers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system for desktop, notebook, and server computers are working on a touch-friendly version for smartphones and tablets, with the first Ubuntu phones expected to go on sale this year. While Ubuntu for phones and tablets shares a lot of code with the version you would run on a […]

Deals of the Day (1-27-2015)

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Want a Microsoft Surface tablet with 512GB of storage? You could spend $2000 to get a new Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft. Or you can pick up a slightly older Surface Pro 2 from Newegg for less than half the price. The company is selling Microsoft’s tablet with a Core i5 Haswell CPU, 8GB of […]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 smartphone gets more memory, storage

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Xiaomi launched a budget smartphone with a 4.7 inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage earlier this month. Now the company has announced it’s updating the phone, giving it slightly better specs. The new Xiaomi Redmi 2 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Other features […]

Vivaldi is a web browser for power users (with roots in Opera)

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There’s a new web browser in town… and it comes from the makers of one of the oldest web browsers around. Vivaldi is a web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux that includes features for power users including keyboard shortcuts, the ability to save notes about the pages you visit, and a speed dial function that […]

Windows PC stick + touchscreen monitor = All-in-one desktop PC


The Hannspree Micro PC is a pocket-sized Windows computer that you can plug into the HDMI port on a display to run Windows apps on a TV or monitor. The recently-launched PC-on-a-stick is available from a handful of stores for around $200 and up. But UK-based retailer The Stick PC Store is offering an interesting bundle: […]

Lilbits (1-26-2015): Using tablets as desktops

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There are a growing number of Windows tablets that sell for under $200. In fact, some cost less then $100. While they’re positioned as low-cost alternatives to Apple iPads or tablets running Android, most of these little tablets have Intel processors and support for running full-fledged Windows desktop apps. It can be tricky to actually use […]

1Password for iOS adds login creation tool, new app extension features


Agilebits has released version 5.2 of 1Password for iOS. The latest version of the password manager includes a new look, plus a handful of cool features that will hopefully make their way to the Android version of 1Password someday. One major update includes a new login creation tool that allows users to enter login information into 1Password on […]

Hongpad Intel Box is a tiny, Bay Trail desktop computer


Another day, another tiny PC. A Chinese company called Hongpad is selling a box powered an Intel Atom Bay Trail-T processor with a wholesale price of $70 to $80. While the Hongpad Intel Box is being sold as a TV box, it’s capable of running either Google Android or Windows 8.1, so there’s nothing stopping you from using it […]

Toshiba KIRA ultrabooks get a Broadwell update

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Toshiba is updating its KIRA line of thin and light laptops with new models featuring 5th-gen Intel Core “Broadwell” chips. The company unveiled the new Toshiba dynabook KIRA laptops in Japan recently, and they’re set to go on sale in that country later this week for about $1350 and up. While I haven’t heard anything […]