Now you can root Google’s Chromecast (again)

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It’s been over a year since Google started selling Chromecast. The $35 device plugs into your TV and lets you use a phone, tablet, or desktop web browser as a remote control while streaming internet video from Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and many other services. Shortly after the Chromecast launched, developers started trying to find […]

Microsoft Surface wireless display dongle might be in the works

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Microsoft might be preparing to launch a wireless display dongle. Plug it into your TV’s HDMI port and you can stream content from your tablet, laptop, or phone to the big screen. It’d be sort of like Google’s Chromecast… but probably more limited in scope different (see comments below for discussion on this point). Windows […]

Asus Transformer Pad TF303 tablets with FHD screen hits Europe

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Most of the new Android tablets Asus unveiled this summer are entry-level models with Intel Atom Bay Trail processors and 1280 x 800 pixel displays. But if you prefer tablets with full HD screens, Asus has you covered. The company’s new Transformer Pad TF303 line of Android tablets feature 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel […]

Deals of the Day (8-22-2014)

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If you believe the rumor/leak mill, Google’s next-gen Nexus tablet will be a 9 inch model that’s built by HTC and it could launch by early October. But it probably won’t be as cheap as last year’s model… especially if you pick up a refurbished model. Right now Woot is selling the 2013 Google Nexus […]

Intel looks ahead to a world without wires

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Once upon a time when we talked about wireless capabilities for notebook or tablet PCs, we were only talking about connecting to the internet or a home (or business) network without an Ethernet cable. These days there are plenty of devices shipping with wireless display technology that lets you connect to a TV or monitor […]

ECS 7 inch tablet with Clover Trail+ hits the FCC

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ECS is a device manufacturer based in Taiwan that produces hardware for other companies. One of those devices just showed up at the FCC website, and while it has the specs of a relatively unexciting Android tablet, I have the feeling that the ECS TC69CA1 is worth keeping an eye on. That’s because the specs […]

Acer Chromebook 11 is a Bay Trail-powered laptop

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Acer is expanding its Chromebook family with a new model featuring an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor. The Acer Chromebook 11 showed up in a product brochure in July and now Acer has posted a promotional video for the laptop which describes it as having the “best value,” although the company hasn’t yet unveiled the price. According […]

T-Mobile, Sprint unveil dueling free or cheap data deals

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It wasn’t that long ago that US wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile were talking about merging. That didn’t happen… and now T-Mobile is running a new promotion that provides big incentives for customers that convince their friends to move from Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T to T-Mobile. When you refer a friend who switches to T-Mobile […]