Giada launches i200 mini PC with Intel Haswell

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Giada has been offering a line of compact desktop computers since they were called nettops. These days there’s no shortage of tiny desktops including Intel’s NUC and Compute Stick models. But the latest system from Giada is still a nice looking machine. The Giada i200 is a desktop computer aimed at thin client, enterprise, and […]

Next-gen Intel Compute Stick may feature Core M processor


The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny computer which plugs into the HDMI port of nearly any display turning your TV or monitor into a fully functional PC (once you add a keyboard and mouse). The first Compute Stick went on sale in April for $150 (or less), and it features an Intel Atom Z3735F […]

Deals of the Day (5-04-2015)

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  Looking for an eReader for Mother’s Day? Amazon and Kobo both have models on sale for $20 or more off their normal list prices. Amazon is also continuing its Fire HD tablet sale if you want a device with a full-color screen, support for videos, games, and other apps. Here are some of today’s […]

Ubuntu phone that works as a desktop PC coming in 2015

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Microsoft recently announced that upcoming Windows Phone devices would be able to operate like desktop computers when you connect an external display, mouse and keyboard. That doesn’t just mean that you can run smartphone apps blown up for a big screen: you’ll be able to use Universal Windows apps which will change their look and […]

Microsoft releases Office 2016 Public Preview

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Microsoft is working on the next version of Office for Windows computers and it’s set to launch this fall. But now you can take an early build for a test. Microsoft has released Office 2016 Public Preview and it’s available as a free download. Office has seen a lot of changes in the past few […]

Ever wonder what is inside a lightsaber? Here’s a teardown guide

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To celebrate Star Wars Day, (May the Fourth bet with your),  iFixit has a very special teardown. The do-it-yourselfers are known for being the first to get a new gadget and subsequently taking it apart, piece-by-piece. For this teardown, they’ve gone back a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. iFixit managed to […]

This is what Firefox OS looks like on TVs

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Firefox OS is an operating system designed around the technologies used in the Firefox web browser. It can run apps that use web technologies such as HTML5 and JavaScript which makes it easy for developers to convert existing web apps into Firefox OS apps. The first commercial devices with Firefox OS software were smartphones. But it […]

Vensmile W10: Tiny Windows desktop with 64GB and a battery


The Intel Compute Stick has been making headlines recently, but it’s not the only option if you’re looking for a tiny desktop computer that can run Windows. For about the same price you can pick up a Vensmile W10 mini PC which has twice as much built-in storage, more ports, and the same processor. It […]

Noteslate Shiro ePaper writing tablet due this fall for $199

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A few years ago a company called Noteslate promised to deliver a $99 tablet designed for writing handwritten notes. They didn’t. But now the company is back with a new model featuring a new design, technology that actually exists, and a shot of really launching this fall for $199. It’s called the Noteslate Shiro, and […]

Lilbits (5-01-2015): Building (another) open handheld game console


The developers of the DragonBox Pyra are designing a handheld game console with a 5 inch, 720p screen, an ARM Cortex-A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a compact design, while still featuring game controller buttons and a QWERTY keyboard. The system is designed to be as open as possible, supporting GNU/Linux software. The project was unveiled over […]

Smartwatches prove useful to the deaf community

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Usher Syndrome Advocate Molly Watt recently wrote about her experience with the new Apple Watch. Considering she was born deaf and is legally blind, you would think the tiny touch screen would be off limits for her. However, her experience shows that smartwatches may be more useful than some folks have imagined, especially for the deaf community. […]