Steam Machines coming in November, along with $50 Steam Link game streamer

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Valve has announced that the first Steam Machines will launch in November. These are gaming computers from companies including Alienware and Falcon Northwett which will run Valve’s Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. The company has also introduced a new device called the Steam Link which will let you stream games over your home network […]

Bookeen to launch solar-powered eReader in 2016

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Bookeen offers a range of eBook readers including models with big screens, small screens, and optionally front-lit displays. Next year the company plans to launch something new though: an eBook reader with a built-in solar panel that lets you recharge the battery just by leaving the eReader in a well-lit area. Bookeen and SunPartner are working together […]

Chip maker NXP buys Freescale

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NXP Seminconductors is buying Freescale Semincoductor in a deal that the company says will create a $40 billion company once the merger is complete. NXP is best known for producing chips used in the automotive industry, but the company also produces NFC chips used in devices like the iPhone 6. Freescale’s processors are used in […]

Google stops updating Chrome for older versions of Android

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When Google first brought its Chrome web browser to Android in 2012, Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was state of the art. Now Google has announced that it will stop developing Chrome for that aging version of Android. You can still download and run Chrome 42 on Android 4.0. But future versions of the operating system […]

Deals of the Day (3-03-2015)

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The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro 13 is a convertible notebook that becomes a tablet when you push the screen  back 360 degrees. It’s not the newest member of the Yoga family, but that means you can often find the older version on sale for pretty great prices. Right now you can pick up a model […]

Yotaphone 2 dual-screen phone to hit Indiegogo this spring

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The Yotaphone 2 is an Android smartphone with two displays: there’s a full color AMOLED screen on one side of the phone, but flip it over and you’ve got a low-power, black and white ePaper display. Yotaphone offers the smartphone in select European and Asian markets, and the company plans to bring the Yotaphone 2 to […]

BlackBerry to launch phone with slide-out keyboard, curved display

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Later this year BlackBerry plans to launch a smartphone with a touchscreen display and a slide-out keyboard that hides behind the screen when you’re not using it. This would hardly be the company’s first slider… but it would be the first model to run the modern BlackBerry 10 operating system. And that’s not the only […]

BlackBerry Leap is the company’s latest touchscreen smartphone

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BlackBerry’s latest smartphone features a 5 inch touchscreen display, a promise of all-day battery life, and no physical keyboard. The company unveiled the BlackBerry Leap at Mobile World Congress. The new phone features the BlackBerry 10 operating system and support for Android apps from the Amazon Appstore. But overall it’s a rather unremarkable device that […]

Dell XPS 13 Broadwell notebook review


It’s tough to make a laptop that stands out in 2015. There’s plenty of competition for the title of thinnest, lightest, best display, longest battery life, or best overall performance. But Dell managed to make a splash when the company introduced thelatest version of its XPS 13 notebook at CES in January. Here are a […]

Microsoft Universal Foldable Bluetooth keyboard coming this summer for $100

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Microsoft’s Universal Mobile Keyboard is an $80 Bluetooth keyboard designed to work with Windows, Android, or iOS devices. But if a 9 inch wide keyboard doesn’t seem particularly portable enough, you might want to check out the new Universal Foldable Keyboard. The company’s new keyboard folds in half to save space. It’s coming in July for $100. Like […]

Deals of the Day (3-02-2015)

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The HP Pavilion x2 10 is a Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, a 10 inch display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It comes with a keyboard which lets you use the system as a notebook and also comes with a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365. While the tablet […]