Next-gen NVIDIA Shield portable game console coming soon

NVIDIA Shield portable (1st-gen)

This month NVIDIA announced plans to launch its first video game console designed to live next to your TV. But the new $199 NVIDIA Shield game console might not be the company’s only new Shield device on the way. The 2-year-old NVIDIA Shield handheld game console may be due for an update as well.   New […]

Asus T300 Chi now available for $699, T100 chi coming soon

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The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a 2-in-1 tablet with a 12.5 inch display, an Intel Core M processor, and a detachable keyboard that transforms the tablet into a laptop. First unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Transformer Book T300 Chi is now available from the Microsoft Store for $699. Looking […]

Lilbits (3-27-2015): Amazon Fire TV Stick gets an OS update

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a $39 device you can plug into your TV to stream music, videos, photos, and other content from Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, and more. Not only has the Fire TV Stick I picked up last year largely replaced my Chromecast… I find myself not even using my HTPC (Home Theater […]

Lenovo’s Bay Trail-powered N21 Chromebook now available

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The Lenovo N21 Chromebook is an 11.6 inch laptop with an Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail processor and a semi-rugged case designed for use in the classroom. It’s an affordable, portable, and fanless laptop aimed at the education market. The Chromebook first popped up about a month ago, and now Brent Sullivan notes that it’s […]

Amazon Cloud Drive no longer offers 5GB of free storage

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos

This week Amazon introduced two new ways to use Amazon Cloud Drive, the company’s online storage service. Pay $60 per year and you get unlimited online storage for all of your files. Or pay $12 per year and you can upload as many photos as you like as well as 5GB of non-photo files. But what […]

ZRRO is an Android box with a touchpad controller (crowdfunding)

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There are plenty of boxes designed to let you run Android apps on your TV. The problem is that many Android apps aren’t designed for television screens, which means they can be tough to navigate using a remote control, gamepad, or even a mouse and keyboard. The ZRRO Box is a TV box that aims to tackle this […]

Report: Onyx 13.3 inch eReader coming this fall

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Most popular eBook readers have screen sizes of about 6 inches, give or take. That makes a Kindle, Kobo, or NOOK eReader about the same size as a paperback book. But some material looks better on a big screen. There’s still a small market for Amazon’s discontinued 9.7 inch Kindle DX. And Sony sells a […]

Deals of the Day (3-27-2015)

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Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 is a Windows tablet with a 10.1 inch display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a detachable keyboard dock that lets you use the system as a laptop. It doesn’t get the same long battery life as the Asus Transfomer Book T100 we featured in yesterday’s daily deals roundup… but […]

Google’s new Chrome OS app launcher includes Google Now

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Google will begin rolling out an update to the Chrome OS Beta Channel next week bringing an updated Chrome Launcher, support for password-protected ZIP files, and more. One of the most interesting new features coming to Google’s operating system for Chromebooks is support for Google Now in the app launcher. Hit the search icon in the taskbar […]

3D NAND flash memory could lead to 10TB SSDs

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Solid state storage tends to be faster, less power-hungry, and less likely to break if dropped on the floor than hard drive storage. That’s why SSDs have become popular choices for tablet and notebook makers. But SSDs still tend to be more expensive than hard drives on a price-per-gigabyte basis. They also don’t tend to offer […]

Onda’s dual OS tablets support shared Android, Windows folders

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A handful of Chinese tablet and TV box makers have started offering models that dual boot Android and Windows software. That means you can run Android apps or games on your tablet, reboot into Windows and fire up Windows apps (or Windows desktop apps). Now one company is going a step further by letting you easily share […]

Sony’s SmartEyeglass Developer Edition launches for $840

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The Google Glass program might be on hold while the company retools its wearable face computer, but other companies are moving ahead with their own smart glass products. Sony introduced its own SmartEyeglass platform last fall, and now the company is selling SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-1 units in 10 countries including the US, UK, Japan, and a number of […]

Lilbits (3-26-2015): Freeze your eReader in a block of ice

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Some companies boast that their gadgets are waterproof. But what about ice-proof? Last year PocketBook launced a water-resistant eReader called the PocketBook Aqua. A year later the folks at Vido decided to see just how sturdy this thing was… so they didn’t just get it wet. They froze it solid. I first read about the experiment […]

Pipo X7S is a dual-boot, Windows and Android TV box

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A few months ago Chinese gadget maker Pipo launched a small computer/TV box with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and Windows 8.1 with Bing software. It’s called the Pipo X7 and it sells for about $114 and up at AliExpress. Now the company has a new model called the Pipo X7S. It has the […]