Amazon acknowledged Fire Phone missteps, isn’t giving up yet

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Amazon’s first smartphone hasn’t exactly been a big success story so far. Shortly after launching the Fire Phone, Amazon slashed prices by $200 and the company recently revealed that it had $83 million worth of unsold phones in inventory. But Amazon’t not ready to give up on the smartphone space just yet. In an interview with […]

Vivo teases a smartphone that’s just 0.15 inches thick

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Chinese phone maker Oppo made headlines this week when the company unveiled a phone that’s just 4.85mm (about 0.19 inches) thick. Now rival Vivo might be preparing to launch a phone that’s even thinner. The company shared an image of a new phone on social networking site Weibo this week. It shows a device that’s […]

Xiaomi may be building a 9.2 inch budget tablet

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Xiaomi launched its first tablet earlier this year. Now the company may be working on a second model, and this one could have a larger screen and a less powerful processor. In other words, it could be a cheaper alternative to the company’s first tablet. Xiaomi hasn’t actually announced the new tablet yet, but specs […]

LG unveils 5.3 inch smartphone display with a 0.7mm bezel

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This summer Sharp launched a smartphone with bezels so thin that it almost looks like they don’t exist. Now LG has unveiled a screen that it says has even thinner bezels. LG’s new 5.3 inch LCD panel has 0.7mm bezels on the sides. The company says that’s the narrowest bezel available for a smartphone screen. […]

Deals of the Day (10-30-2014)


Normally tablets, laptops, and other gadgets top our list of deals every day. But if you’ve already got all the gadgets you need, you might be in the market for some free or cheap apps, games, or digital media to use with them. Amazon gives away an Android app or game for free every day… but […]

Samsung Gear S cellular smartwatch launches Nov 7th

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The Samsung Gear S is a smartwatch that you can use to make phone calls or surf the web without first pairing the watch with a smartphone. You can still pair it with a phone to receive notifications on your wrist, but what makes the Gear S unusual is that you can use it with or […]

Motorola is now officially a Lenovo company

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Smartphone maker Motorola Mobility is now officially owned by Lenovo. Earlier this year Lenovo announced plans to acquire Motorola from Google, and now 9 months and $2.9 billion later, the deal is done. Motorola isn’t the market leader in the mobile phone space it once was… but the company has made some of the more interesting […]

Microsoft Band is a $199 fitness tracker, works with Windows, Android, iOS


Microsoft’s first wearable device is a fitness tracker called the Microsoft Band. It’s a wristband with activity-tracking sensors, a display for notifications, and support for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. The $199 Microsoft Band is part of a new platform called Microsoft Health which is basically the company’s answer to Apple’s HealthKit and Google’s […]

Microsoft Band fitness tracker shows up in app store listings

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Microsoft is expected to enter the wearable space soon, but the company has yet to announce a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or any other sort of wearable gadget. But Microsoft may have spilled the beans ahead of schedule by submitting a series of apps for synchronizing data between a device called the Microsoft Band and a […]

Lenovo Tablet 2 family gets a 13 inch Windows model

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As expected, Lenovo is expanding the line of Yoga 2 tablets it unveiled earlier in October with a new model featuring a 13 inch display and Windows 8.1 software. The new Yoga 13 inch Tablet 2 launches in early November for $700. Like other Yoga 2 models, the new tablet features an Intel Atom Z3745 Bay […]