Lilbits (7-21-2014): Are you ready for 8TB hard drives?

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My first desktop computer didn’t have a hard drive. My first system that did came with a whopping 40MB of storage. We’ve come a long way since then. You can buy terabytes of storage for under a hundred bucks. Still, it’s kind of mind-boggling that Seagate has announced it’s begun shipping samples of its first 8TB […]

Tizen update turns the Samsung Galaxy Gear into a Gear 2 (almost)

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Samsung is now offering a free software update to owners of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch that kind of turns last year’s smartwatch into this year’s Gear 2 watch. No, the software update won’t give you a slightly faster processor or a heart-rate sensor, but it will replace that Android software that came with the […]

Intel updates Bay Trail, Haswell chip families for low-power portables

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Intel is updating its notebook chip family with a number of slightly faster Haswell and Bay Trail processors including 7 new chips aimed at relatively low-power portable notebooks or 2-in-1 systems. There are 4 new Bay Trail chips which use 7.5W or less, and 3 new 28W Haswell ULV (ultra low voltage) chips for higher-performance […]

VolksPC mini PC run Android and Debian Linux simultaneously

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Tiny, low-powered PCs with ARM-based processors like the MK802 or Tronsmart Vega S89 usually ship with Android software that lets you stream videos, play games, or surf the web on a TV. But many of these little devices can also run other Linux-based operating systems such as Ubuntu, Debian, or Fedora. Now the folks at VolksPC […]

Hisense Sero 7+ is a budget Android tablet

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Hisense is adding another low-cost Android tablet to the Hisense Sero family. The Hisense Sero 7+ showed up at the FCC and WiFi certification sites recently, and it looks like an update to last year’s Hisense Sero 7 LT. The Hisense Sero 7+ features entry-level specs, and it will probably have an entry-level price. The slightly more […]

NVIDIA Shield tablet and wireless controller launching this month for $299 (leaks)

NVIDIA Shield Tablet

The NVIDIA Shield Tablet is an 8 inch Android tablet with a full HD display, an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, and an emphasis on gaming. We’ve heard a lot about the tablet over the past few weeks, even though NVIDIA hadn’t officially introduced the device yet. Now a series of leaked slides tell us just […]