Deals of the Day (7-07-2015)

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Chromebooks are generally pretty cheap, as long as you’re not eyeing one of Google’s high-priced Chromebook Pixel models. Many sell for around $150 to $250. but that doesn’t mean they can’t get cheaper. Right now there are bunch of deals on refurbished Chromebooks that bring the prices down a bit. You can pick up an […]

This is the BBC Micro Bit mini-PC for UK students

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The BBC plans to give a million tiny computers away to 11-year old students at UK schools this fall. The corporation announced the plan earlier this year, and now the BBC has unveiled the final design for the device it calls the Micro Bit. The little machine isn’t a computer in quite the same way […]

Goodbye Xbox Music, hello Groove

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When Windows 10 launches July 29th, it won’t feature Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps. Instead it will feature new apps called Groove and Movies & TV. Microsoft unveiled a new Windows Store in April. It’s a one-stop shop for apps, music, movies, and other digital content, and the new Movies & TV app features […]

Voyo V2 mini PC packs an optional 64GB SSD

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Over the past year we’ve seen a bunch of Chinese companies (and a few American ones) launch tiny desktop computers with low-power Intel Atom processors, Windows software, and price tags in the $100 to $200 range. Most feature 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which means you’ll need to connect an external storage device […]

Grandstream GVC3200 is an Android-based video conferencing system


Google may be positioning Chrome OS as a platform that’s suitable for video conferencing systems (if you pay $1000 or more for the right hardware). But that hasn’t stopped Grandstream from launching its own video conferencing system that runs Google’s other operating system. The Grandstream GVC3200 video conferencing system is a high-end conferencing solution that runs Android […]

LG promises thinner touchscreen laptop displays

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LG Display has begun producing new displays that could be used to build thinner touchscreen laptops. Laptops with touchscreen displays tend to be a bit thicker and heavier than their non-touch counterparts. But LG says its Advanced In-Cell Touch panels are about 25 percent thinner and 35 percent lighter than conventional touchscreen laptop displays, which could […]

Deals of the Day (7-06-2015)


There’s no shortage of cheap, portable Windows laptops that sell for $200 or less these days. Acer, Asus, and HP each offer models that fall into that category. But those companies outfits its low-cost laptops with low-power Intel Bay Trail processors and a limited amount of storage: if you want more than 32GB of storage […]

Antivirus company Avira is developing a web browser

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Avira offers a suite of free and paid security tools including antivirus software, mobile security apps that help protect your device or find a lost or stolen phone, and browser add-ons. Now the company is developing its own web browser with security tools built in. Avira Browser is an open source web browser based on Google’s […]

Windows 10 RTM coming this week (probably)

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Microsoft plans to launch Windows 10 on July 29th… although not everyone who’s signed up for the free update will get Windows 10 on the first day it’s available. Microsoft is doing a phased rollout. Anyway, with the next major version of Windows launching in just a few weeks, you might be a bit surprised […]