Android Text To Speech update improves voice quality


Google has released an update to its Text-to-speech app for Android, and it removes the “high quality” voices the company introduced earlier this year. Don’t worry though… they’re only gone because Google says its standard voices now sound better than the high quality voices they replace (although some users disagree). They also take up a […]

Blu Studio 7.0 is a smartphone… with a 7 inch screen

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Budget device maker Blu is launching its first product with a 7 inch screen, but it’s not a tablet. The Blu Studio 7.0 is an Android smartphone with a 7 inch display. It’s not the first 7 inch phone on the market. But unlike the HP 7 VoiceTab, Asus FonePad, and most other devices in this category […]

Deals of the Day (12-17-2014)

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Yesterday we pointed out that the Microsoft Store is selling an 11.6 inch Acer Aspire E11 notebook for $149. That model’s still available for that price… but if you want a version with more than 32GB of storage there’s another option. Target is selling a model with a 250GB hard drive for $153 today only. […]

Sony’s latest gadget makes ordinary glasses smart

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Google Glass-style smart glass products may not exactly be mainstream yet. But Google’s not the only company working on wearable, head-up displays. Lenovo, Toshiba, and Sony, all have their own models under development. Now Sony is unveiling a new product that’s designed to turn a normal pair of glasses into a smartglass product. The new […]

BlackBerry Classic is now available for $449

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The BlackBerry Classic is a smartphone that looks a lot like the company’s older phones thanks to its QWERTY thumb keyboard, trackpad, and navigation buttons. But the phone also has modern touches including a touchscreen, a dual-core processor, and BlackBerry 10 software with support for BlackBerry and Android apps. BlackBerry started taking pre-orders for the Classic […]

Indian court bans OnePlus from selling phones with CyanogenMod

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The makers of the OnePlus One announced plans recently to bring their smartphone to India. But while the version sold in most parts of the world features a custom version of Android developed by Cyanogen, OnePlus is working on a different Android-based operating system for its Indian customers. Still, the original plan had been to […]

Andromium could turn your smartphone into a desktop (crowdfunding)


Over the past few years there have been a few projects aimed at letting people use their smartphones as notebook or desktop computers. Motorola’s Atrix line of Android phones were designed to work with Lapdock keyboard docks, but they’ve been discontinued. Canonical tried to breath new life into the category by crowdfunding the Ubuntu Edge […]

Vido introduces $100 W8C Freedom Light tablet

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It’s not hard to find Windows 8.1 tablets that sell for $100 or less these days. But that doesn’t mean there’s not still room for improvement. Most of the sub-$100 Windows tablets available in the US (such as the WinBook TW800, Vulcan Challenger II, and Toshiba Encore Mini) feature just 1GB of RAM and 16GB […]

Lumia gesture controls let you answer calls by picking up a phone

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Microsoft is introducing a new beta app for recent Lumia smartphones that lets you perform some key actions without touching the screen. For example you can answer a ringing phone by holding it to your ear, switch to speakerphone by placing the phone face up on a table, or mute the microphone by placing it face […]

Fujitsu launches Stylistic Q335 8 inch Windows tablet for business

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Fujitsu is launching two new Windows tablets aimed at business customers. The recently announced Fujitsu Stylistic Q555 2-in-1 tablet is coming to the United States, and the company is also introducing a new 8 inch model called the Stylistic Q335. The 8 inch model features a 1280 x 800 pixel LCD display, support for pen and […]

Deals of the Day (12-16-2014)

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The Acer Aspire E11 is a low-cost Windows notebook with an 11.6 inch display. Models normally sell for around $200 and up, but right now the Microsoft Store is offering a model with an Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of flash storage for $149. Want a model with a […]

Huawei Honor 6 Plus smartphone has a dual-lens camera

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The HTC One M8 may have been the first smartphone to ship with a dual-lens camera, but apparently it won’t be the latest. Huawei just unveiled the Honor 6 Plus smartphone with a 5.5 inch, 1080p display, a 1.8 GHz Kirin 925 octa-core processor, and a dual-lens rear camera. The phone’s rear camera has dual 8MP […]

T-Mobile Data Stash lets you roll over unused data

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T-Mobile has unveiled a new service called Data Stash, which lets customers roll over unused 4G LTE data from month to month. Data Stash will roll out to all customers on eligible T-Mobile Simple Choice Plans starting in January, and every customer starts off with 10GB of free data for each line on their plan. […]