Casio heading into the smartwatch market

Casio Sport AE1000W-1BV

Casio, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, announced it is developing new products to compete in the smartwatch market, due to launch in March of 2016. The new wrist worn device promises to be a watch that is smart instead of a smart device that is also a watch. According to Casio CEO […]

BlackBerry’s Android phones coming soon?


BlackBerry is reportedly getting ready to launch its first smartphone(s) powered by Google’s Android operating system. While the company hasn’t acknowledged plans to ship Android phones, BlackBerry has been dancing with Google for a while. Phones running BlackBerry OS can now run many Android apps available from the Amazon Appstore, and BlackBerry Messenger software is […]

Egreat i6 mini PC giveaway


The Egreat i6 is a small computer with Windows 8.1 with Bing software, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, HDMI and VGA ports, and dual-band WiFi. Geekbuying sells the Egreat i6 for about $140, but the store provided us with a demo unit to review. While it has a few odd software quirks, it offers […]

LibreBox mini-PC ships with Ubuntu MATE software


Portuguese company LibreTrend is partnering with the developers of Ubuntu MATE to offer a small, low-power desktop computer that will ship with the Ubuntu MATE operating system. Perhaps more importantly, LibreTrend says its computers ship without any proprietary blobs for the drivers, which means that they’re designed to run entirely free and open software. The […]

Moto 360 drops to $150 (or less), is a new model on the way?


Motorola and Google recently both dropped the price of the Moto 360 smartwatch by a significant amount. What used to cost $250 plummeted to a mere $150. Shortly thereafter, Motorola went even further and reduced the price of the circular smart watch to only $120 with free shipping, at least for a limited time. The […]

Oukitel smartphones to offer extra-long battery life

oukitel k10000

Oukitel plans to launch a series of smartphones that put long battery life front and center. The company made headlines recently by teasing a smartphone with a 10,000 mAh battery. Now more details about that Oukitel K10000 smartphone are emerging… and it looks like the company plans to offer half a dozen other smartphones with big […]

Ubuntu-based Intel Compute Stick goes on sale next week


Just a few months ago, Intel launched a new desktop computer in the form of a dongle that you can connect to any screen with an HDMI port. Canonical has announced that the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu will be ready to ship next week. The Intel Compute Stick with 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS houses […]

Lilbits 301: Nintendo Wii games on the NVIDIA Shield Android game console

dolphin on android

There’s been rumors that Nintendo’s next game console could have an Android-based operating system, although that’s something the company has denied. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play Nintendo games on an Android device. A few years ago the developers of the Dolphin GameCube and Wii emulator released the first build of Dolphin for Android. […]

CyanogenMod is building a Chromium-based web browser


The developers of one of the most popular custom ROMs for Android devices are building a web browser, but they’re not doing it from scratch. The CyanogenMod team is working on a browser called Gello, and it’s based on the source code for Google’s Chrome web browser for Android. Google released most of the source […]

Deals of the Day (7-01-2015)

hp pavilion x2 10_001

Later this month HP will begin selling a new version of the Pavilion x2 2-in-1 Windows tablet with a 10 inch screen. The new model features a sturdy keyboard base that lets you use the system like a real laptop and a versatile USB Type C port that you can use to charge the device or connect peripherals […]

OnePlus is giving away Cardboard VR headsets (for your phone)

oneplus vr

Smartphone maker OnePlus plans to reveal its second phone on July 27th, and the company is holding an unusual press event: the whole thing will be streamed live over the internet in virtual reality. But what if you don’t have a VR headset? No problem… OnePlus is giving them away. Well, kind of. OnePlus designed […]