Samsung Gear S cellular smartwatch launches Nov 7th

Samsung Gear S

The Samsung Gear S is a smartwatch that you can use to make phone calls or surf the web without first pairing the watch with a smartphone. You can still pair it with a phone to receive notifications on your wrist, but what makes the Gear S unusual is that you can use it with or […]

Motorola is now officially a Lenovo company

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Smartphone maker Motorola Mobility is now officially owned by Lenovo. Earlier this year Lenovo announced plans to acquire Motorola from Google, and now 9 months and $2.9 billion later, the deal is done. Motorola isn’t the market leader in the mobile phone space it once was… but the company has made some of the more interesting […]

Microsoft Band is a $199 fitness tracker, works with Windows, Android, iOS


Microsoft’s first wearable device is a fitness tracker called the Microsoft Band. It’s a wristband with activity-tracking sensors, a display for notifications, and support for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. The $199 Microsoft Band is part of a new platform called Microsoft Health which is basically the company’s answer to Apple’s HealthKit and Google’s […]

Microsoft Band fitness tracker shows up in app store listings

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Microsoft is expected to enter the wearable space soon, but the company has yet to announce a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or any other sort of wearable gadget. But Microsoft may have spilled the beans ahead of schedule by submitting a series of apps for synchronizing data between a device called the Microsoft Band and a […]

Lenovo Tablet 2 family gets a 13 inch Windows model

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As expected, Lenovo is expanding the line of Yoga 2 tablets it unveiled earlier in October with a new model featuring a 13 inch display and Windows 8.1 software. The new Yoga 13 inch Tablet 2 launches in early November for $700. Like other Yoga 2 models, the new tablet features an Intel Atom Z3745 Bay […]

Microsoft ends Windows 7 OEM sales Oct 31st


This Halloween could be a scary one… for folks who aren’t fans of Microsoft Windows 8 or later. That’s because Microsoft is pulling the plug on Windows 7 OEM sales on October 31st. In other words, PC makers will soon stop offering notebook and desktop computers with Windows 7 pre-installed. You may still be able […]

UT One tablet with Ubuntu Touch coming in December?

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The makers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system for notebooks, desktops, and servers have been working on a version for phones and tablets… and hope to see the first of those devices ship later this year or early in 2015. Meizu and bq have already announced plans to sell phones with Ubuntu Touch software, and […]

Deals of the Day (10-29-2014)

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Samsung may have a new Galaxy Note tablet on the way, but you don’t have to wait for a new model to get a Galaxy Note with a high-resolution screen, fast processor, and pressure-sensitive pen. Groupon is selling refurbished Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablets for $350 and up (or about $200 off the list […]

Google shows working prototype of Project Ara modular phone

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Google’s Project Ara is an effort to create a modular smartphone. Google will sell you a skeleton and you’ll be able to select the screen, processor, storage, battery, and just about everything else. A group at the company’s ATAP special projects team has been developing Project Ara for over a year and hopes to bring the project […]

HP unveils Sprout 3D scanning system, Multi Jet 3D printing technology

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HP is betting big on 3D printing technology as part of its future. The computer giant recently announced plans to split into two companies, one of which will focus on enterprise software and services and the other of which will focus on consumer devices including notebooks, tablets, and printers… along with 3D printers. Now HP […]

HP Stream 11 Pro notebook on the way

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The HP Stream 11 is a $200 laptop with an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor, an 11.6 inch display, and Windows 8.1 software. It’s basically a Windows alternative to a Chromebook: a dirt cheap laptop that should offer decent performance for basic computing tasks. So would it make any sense for HP to launch a […]