Deals of the Day (12-19-2014)

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The Toshiba Encore Mini is a Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail quad-core processor and a kind of lousy display. But it’s cheap. The tablet has a list price of $120, but usually sells for closer to $100. Right now you can pick one up for even less though: The Microsoft Store is […]

Dell Venue 10 Android tablet specs leaked?

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Dell has a new Android tablet with a 10 inch display and a 2-in-1 design on the way, meaning you’ll be able to connect it to a keyboard station and use the tablet like a notebook. The company unveiled the Dell Venue 10 in September, but didn’t provide any details about the price or specifications. […]

Report: Android M will power in-car systems (no phone required)

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Products with Google’s Android Auto software are just getting ready to roll out, allowing users to pair their phone with supported in-car systems to play music, make or take phone calls, or use turn-by-turn navigation while driving. But Reuters reports Google is already working on next-gen software that could let you do those things without using your […]

Google Project Ara: Marvell, NVIDIA developing CPU modules

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Google plans to launch its modular smartphone code-named Project Ara in 2015. Eventually what Google hopes to sell is just the skeleton of a phone designed to run Android software. Customers will be able to choose their own screen, processor, camera, and other hardware by picking modules. Early prototypes have been powered by Texas Instruments OMAP […]

Asus introduces fanless mini PC with Celeron N2807


Earlier this year Asus introduced a tiny desktop computer with an Intel Bay Trail processor and what the company originally said would be a fanless design… until Asus decided to go ahead and put a fan in the case anyway. Now Asus has a new mini PC with a remarkably similar looking design. But this […]

Microsoft releases Denim Update for select Lumia phones

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Microsoft is starting to roll out the Denim software update for Lumia phones that the company first unveiled in September. The new software is based on Windows 8.1, but it adds improvements to the camera and Cortana voice assistant, among other things. The Denim update is initially available for the Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Lumia 1520, […]

Deals of the Day (12-18-2014)

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Looking for an iPod-like portable media player that runs Android instead of iOS? Your best bet might be to buy a cheap smartphone and use it without a SIM card. One of the best options might be a Motorola Moto G which offers decent specs for a device that sells for less than $200… and right […]

Giada F110D is a small, fanless Bay Trail computer

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Chinese computer maker Giada has offers a line of tiny desktop computers in a variety of shapes and configurations. One of the company’s newest models is a slim, low-power computer called the Giada F110D. Notebook Italia reports it will be available with a 4.5W Intel Celeron N2807 or a 10W J1900 Bay Trail processor and both […]

LG to launch webOS 2.0 for smart TVs in 2015

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LG started shipping smart TVs with webOS software this year, bringing a relatively easy-to-use way to stream content from the internet to a television. Now LG has announced that webOS 2.0 for smart TVs is coming next year. The company plans to begin showing off its latest smart TV software at the Consumer Electronics Show […]

Amazon Prime Now: 1-hour delivery (in New York City)

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Want to get your Amazon delivery quickly? You can pay for same-day or 1-day delivery on many items. In less of a rush? There’s free 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime members. But what if you’re in more of a rush? Now you can choose 1-hour delivery… if you happen to be a Prime Member living in […]

Yureka smartphone packs 64-bit CPU, Cyanogen OS for under $150


Indian smartphone maker Micromax has launched a new brand called Yu which aims to deliver high quality smartphones and entry-level prices thanks in part to a partnership with software maker Cyanogen. The first member of the Yu family is now available in India. The Yureka is a phone with a 5.5 inch screen, a quad-core […]

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 […]