Acer Chromebase is an all-in-one, touchscreen Chrome OS desktop PC

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Acer has been offering Chromebooks for several years. In fact, the company was one of the first to launch a laptop running Google’s Chrome operating system. More recently Acer branched out into Chromeboxes, which are desktop computers with Chrome OS software. Now Acer is launching its first Chromebase: an all-in-one  Chrome OS desktop PC. The […]

Deals of the Day (4-01-2015… really!)

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The 2nd-gen Motorola Moto X is a smartphone with a 5.2 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a customizable design thanks to the Moto Maker utility. While it doesn’t have the bleeding edge hardware of the latest phones from Samsung or HTC, it’s still a pretty solid device… especially when you can […]

Microsoft release MS-DOS Mobile for April Fools (And it really works)

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It’s April Fools’ Day, and while some companies are taking the opportunity to joke about artisanal selfie sticks or smart desk phones, others are going the extra mile and releasing working products. Google’s Pac-Man layer for Google Maps was actually playable. The OnePlus DR-1 flying drone was actually available for purchase (briefly). And if you […]

OnePlus launches a real $20 drone for April Fools’ Day

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For the past few weeks the makers of the OnePlus One smartphone have been teasing their next product called OnePlus DR-1. Today they officially unveiled the DR-1 and it’s a cheap flying drone. Not exactly a “game changer” as promised, but not entirely an April Fools’ joke either. The company actually put the DR-1 in […]

Lilbits (3-31-2015): Firefox 37 released

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Mozilla releases new versions of the Firefox web browser roughly every 6 weeks, so not every new build has a lot of shiny new features. But with the launch of Firefox 37, the team did make a few interesting changes. There are a number of security improvements, support for native HTML5 playback of YouTube videos […]

Google now lets developers bring any Android app to Chrome OS

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Google started working with a handful of developers to bring Android apps to Chrome OS last year. But 6 months later, there are still only a handful of Android apps in the Chrome Web Store. That could change very soon, because Google is now letting any Android developer port their apps or games to run on […]

Deals of the Day (3-31-2015)

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Dell’s Inspiron 13 7000 Series is a line of 2-in-1 laptops with 13.3 inch touchscreen displays that can rotate 360 degrees until the notebook becomes a tablet. Prices normally start at $600, but if you want a model with a full HD screen, a Broadwell processor, and 8GB of RAm you’ll typically have to pay […]

NVIDIA’s next Shield portable to feature Tegra X1 (probably)

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Recently we spotted evidence that NVIDIA is getting ready to launch a new version of its Shield Portable handheld game console with new features including 802.11ac WiFi and Android 5.0 software. It seemed like a safe bet at the time that the new model would also get a faster processor than the Tegra 4 chip […]

Asus Chromebit is a $100 Chrome OS computer-on-a-stick

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Google’s Chrome OS is a browser-based operating system that’s been used for Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases which are basically laptops, desktops, and all-in-one desktops designed to run Google’s software. Now meet the Asus Chromebit. The Asus Chromebit is a tiny computer-on-a-stick that you can plug into a monitor or TV to turn it into a Chrome […]

Chromebooks with Rockchip processors are priced at $149 and up

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Google and several computer makers are introducing a new line of Chrome OS laptops featuring Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processors and low price tags. In fact, Haier and Hisense are each launching new Chromebooks with starting prices of $149. These aren’t the first Chrome OS laptops to feature ARM-based processors. Samsung launched a line […]

Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

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Ever notice how the street grids of major cities can look a bit like the map of a video game? No? Well, apparently somebody at Google did… because the company just added a Pac-Man layer to Google Maps. Load up a map for a location with plenty of streets, tap the Pac-Man button and you […]

Alcatel OneTouch Watch available for pre-order for $150

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Alcatel OneTouch introduced its first smartwatch at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, promising it’d be available this quarter for $150. Right on schedule, the Alcatel OneTouch Watch goes up for pre-order today. It’s a rather stylish-looking watch with a 1.22 inch, 240 x 204 pixel round display and support for 2 to 5 days […]