Lilbits (8-29-2014): Hello Haswell-E

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Intel may be getting ready to launch its Broadwell processor yet… but that doesn’t mean the company is done with Haswell chips. While the first processors based on 5th generation Intel Core technology will be low-power chips for notebooks and tablets, Intel’s latest 4th-gen Core chips are part of the new Haswell-E “Extreme Edition” processor […]

Chromebooks with Intel Broadwell chips are on the way

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Intel expects to ship its first processor based on 5th-gen Intel Core architecture (code-named “Broadwell’) this year. And it looks like that chip might not just be used for Windows notebooks and tablets: we could see Chromebooks or Chromebox devices with Broadwell chips as well. Google’s François Beaufort notes that code for a Broadwell-based device code-named Auron has been […]

Deals of the Day (8-29-2014)

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Update: Well that did’t last long. Looking for another deal on a Windows tablet with a full HD display? You can snag a refurbished 1st-gen Surface Pro with 64GB for $370 from A4C. The Sony Vaio Tap 11 is kind of Sony’s answer to the Microsoft Surface. It’s an 11.6 inch Windows tablet with a […]

OnePlus is killing its smartphone invite system, hopes to launch pre-orders in October

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While the folks behind Chinese startup OnePlus have run some promotional stunts recently, the company has earned kudos for for offering a high-quality smartphone at a reasonably low price. Unfortunately it’s hard to actually buy one of the phones. There are limited quantities available, so OnePlus has implemented an invitation system and if you don’t have an […]

Toshiba Chromebook CB30-007 is a 13 inch Bay Trail laptop

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Toshiba is adding a new Chromebook to its lineup. At first glance the new Toshiba Chromebook CB30-007 looks just like the model the company launched earlier this year. But the first Toshiba Chromebook sports an Intel Celeron 2955 Haswell processor. The new model has a lower-power Celeron N2830 Bay Trail chip. The new Bay Trail model […]

Nokia introduces HERE Maps for Samsung phones, smartwatches

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Nokia has been offering mapping applications for smartphone since way back when Google was just a company that ran a search engine and email service. Now Nokia is bringing the latest version of its mapping service to Android phones… or rather to Android phones made by Samsung. Nokia HERE Maps is coming to Samsung Galaxy […]

Project Wing: Google’s delivery-by-drone service

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Amazon made headlines when the company announced last December that it was working on technology that would allow it to deliver packages by aerial drones. But it turns out Google has been working on a similar project for nearly two years… since long before Amazon Prime Air was announced. The Atlantic has an in-depth look […]

Tronsmart Orion R28 Android box sports RK3288 CPU, up to 4GB of RAM

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Tronsmart’s next Android-powered TV box will be the company’s first model to feature a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 processor. But that’s not the only thing that will make Tronsmart Orion R28 unusual. The company also plans to offer a model of this tiny computer/media streamer with 4GB of RAM… although the first versions scheduled to hit the streets […]