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


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 […]

Deals of the Day (3-04-2015)

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is an Android tablet with a 2560 x 1600 pixel Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM, an octa-core processor. It has a list price of $400, but a number of retailers are currently selling it for $350. Woot is going a step further though, and offering this high-res tablet for […]

Makers of OpenGL standard unveil Vulkan: Efficient-next gen graphics tech


Khronos Group has launched a technical preview of the technology that will replaces OpenGL. Like OpenGL, Vulkan is an open standard API that developers can use to tap into the capabilities of graphics chips. But Khronos says the new tools offer improved efficiency and gives applications direct control of GPU operations. That could lead to better performance […]

Motorola Moto E (2015) now available for $120 and up

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Motorola’s latest low-cost phone is now available for purchase. You can pick up a Moto E (2015) from the Motorola store for as little as $120. But if you’ve got an extra $30 to spare, you should probably get the $150 model. It has a faster processor and support for 4G LTE. In fact, it […]

Zotac introduces Steam Machine SN970 gaming PC


The first computer/game consoles running Valve’s SteamOS should begin shipping in November. Valve calls the systems Steam machines, and says about a dozen partners will be launching models. One of those partners is Zotac, which just unveiled the Zotac Steam Machine SN970, a small form-factor gaming PC that will ship with SteamOS. The SN970 features an […]

NVIDIA Shield video game console coming in May for $199


NVIDIA will launch its first game console designed for the living room in May. The new NVIDIA Shield console is a box with an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, support for 4K video, and Google’s Android TV software. That doesn’t mean it’s just for Android games though. The system will support NVIDIA’s GRID game streaming service […]

Steam Machines coming in November, along with $50 Steam Link game streamer

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Valve has announced that the first Steam Machines will launch in November. These are gaming computers from companies including Alienware and Falcon Northwett which will run Valve’s Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. The company has also introduced a new device called the Steam Link which will let you stream games over your home network […]

Bookeen to launch solar-powered eReader in 2016

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Bookeen offers a range of eBook readers including models with big screens, small screens, and optionally front-lit displays. Next year the company plans to launch something new though: an eBook reader with a built-in solar panel that lets you recharge the battery just by leaving the eReader in a well-lit area. Bookeen and SunPartner are working together […]

Chip maker NXP buys Freescale

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NXP Seminconductors is buying Freescale Semincoductor in a deal that the company says will create a $40 billion company once the merger is complete. NXP is best known for producing chips used in the automotive industry, but the company also produces NFC chips used in devices like the iPhone 6. Freescale’s processors are used in […]

Google stops updating Chrome for older versions of Android

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When Google first brought its Chrome web browser to Android in 2012, Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was state of the art. Now Google has announced that it will stop developing Chrome for that aging version of Android. You can still download and run Chrome 42 on Android 4.0. But future versions of the operating system […]

Deals of the Day (3-03-2015)

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The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro 13 is a convertible notebook that becomes a tablet when you push the screen  back 360 degrees. It’s not the newest member of the Yoga family, but that means you can often find the older version on sale for pretty great prices. Right now you can pick up a model […]

Yotaphone 2 dual-screen phone to hit Indiegogo this spring

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The Yotaphone 2 is an Android smartphone with two displays: there’s a full color AMOLED screen on one side of the phone, but flip it over and you’ve got a low-power, black and white ePaper display. Yotaphone offers the smartphone in select European and Asian markets, and the company plans to bring the Yotaphone 2 to […]

BlackBerry to launch phone with slide-out keyboard, curved display

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Later this year BlackBerry plans to launch a smartphone with a touchscreen display and a slide-out keyboard that hides behind the screen when you’re not using it. This would hardly be the company’s first slider… but it would be the first model to run the modern BlackBerry 10 operating system. And that’s not the only […]