PuzzlePhone modular smartphone gets Click ARM technology

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The PuzzlePhone is a modular smartphone being designed in Finland by a company called Circular Devices. The idea is that users will be able to switch out old or broken parts easily so they can keep the same device for a decade. In other words, Circular Devices it’s phone will work much like another modular […]

Deals of the Day (3-06-2015)

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The Amazon Fire Phone has a list price of $449 when you buy it without a contract. But every now and again Amazon offers the phone for just $199… and throws in a 1-year membership to Amazon Prime (which is worth $99). Now is one of those times. Basically you can get an unlocked phone […]

Compulab Utilite2 Ubuntu mini PC now available for $192 and up

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CompuLab’s Utilite2 is a tiny computer with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and support for Ubuntu Linux or Google Android software. The company unveiled the 3.4″ x 2.3″ x 1.1″ computer in December, and now it’s available for purchase. Prices start at $192 for a model with 2GB of RAM and 4GB of eMMC storage. […]

Fairphone’s 2nd-gen ethically-sourced smartphone coming this summer

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Dutch-based Fairphone has big dreams to produce ethically sourced, long-lasting smartphones for environmentally conscious consumers. They have succeeded somewhat by selling all 60 thousand units of the first-generation Fairphone. Now they’re preparing to launch a second model.   This time, with a little more experience under its belt, the company hopes to increase its transparency and use […]

Deals of the Day (3-05-2015)

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Google’s giving away free movies and music as part of the Google Play Store 3rd birthday party. Acer’s offering good deals on refurbished laptops. And if you want a Windows RT tablet for some reason, Dealfisher has a great deal on one of those. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Note that the […]

Runcible is a circular, Firefox OS smartphone with a wood case

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Want a smartphone that looks like a pocket watch? A company called Monohm introduced one at Mobile World Congress this week. It’s called the Runcible and it’s designed to be attractive and simple. The Runcible runs Firefox OS, but one of the key features is what the phone doesn’t do: it doesn’t beep or vibrate to let […]

Pipo C2 is a $32 smartwatch from China

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Some folks spend a lot of money on wristwatches, which they view as fashion accessories as much as time pieces. Models that do l little more than tell the time can sell for thousands of dollars. So maybe it’s not surprising that some folks expect the fancier versions of the upcoming Apple Watch to sell […]

Acer launches a Chromebox with Core i3 Haswell

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Acer is expanding its line of Chromebox desktop computers with Google’s Chrome operating system. A few months ago the company started offering models with Intel Celeron processors for $180 and up. Now Acer is launching models with Intel Core i3 Haswell chips for $350 and up. The new Acer Chromebox CXI-i34KGM features an Intel Core […]

Cintiq Companion 2 hacked to become an OS X graphics tablet

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Wacom’s Cintiq Companion 2 is a graphics tablet that you can connect to a Windows or Mac computer and use to draw with 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity. You can also use it as a standalone tablet though — the Cintiq Companion 2 is a fully functional PC with a 13.3 inch, 2560 x 1440 […]

Dell Venue 10 Pro Windows tablet now available for $329 and up

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Dell’s new 10 inch Windows tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor is now available for $329 and up. The company unveiled the Dell Venue 10 Pro 5000 Series in February as a tablet aimed at the education market. But you don’t need to be a teacher or student to order one. The tablet features an Intel […]

Snakebyte unveils the QEUS smart TV box

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Gaming accessory maker Snakebyte is launching a new box designed to bring games, media, and other content to your TV. It’s an Android-powered device called the Snakebyte QEUS which is expected to launch this summer for under $100. The QEUS features a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, 5.1 […]

System76 Meerkat is a tiny, Linux PC with a Broadwell CPU

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Linux PC builder System76 plans to launch a tiny desktop PC with an Intel Broadwell processor and Ubuntu Linux software. The System76 Meerkat should be available around March 19th. The little computer is based on Intel’s NUC mini-desktop design and measures about 4 inches by 4 inches square. System76 says the Meerkat will support up to […]