Meet the LG G Watch R: Android Wear with a round face

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LG is preparing to launch its second smartwatch featuring Google’s Android Wear software… and this time it’s round. The LG G Watch was one of the first Android Wear devices to go on sale when it launched this summer for $229. The company’s new model features similar specs, but the LG G Watch R looks a […]

Samsung Gear S is a smartwatch that can replace your phone

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Most smartwatches are wearable devices designed to work with your smartphone by displaying notifications on your wrist, letting you control music playback on your phone, or performing other symbiotic functions. The Samsung Gear S is a smartwatch that can replace your phone… or at least it’ll work whether or not you happen to have a phone […]

Firefox OS 2.1 will feature selective app permission

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When you download Android apps from the Google Play Store you see a list of permissions required by each app. Don’t want to install an app once you realize it would have access to your contact list? Then you can decide not to install the app after all. But despite some developer tools uncovered last […]

Asus launches Fonepad 7 with Intel Moorefield CPU (in China)

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Asus started showing off its first 7 inch smartphone with an Intel Moorefield processor in June. Now the company has launched the Asus Fonepad 7 FE7530CXG in China, where it will be available for purchase starting September 1st. It’s not clear if this particular model will be available outside of China anytime soon — but […]

Is the Asus F205TA a $199 Windows notebook?

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It looks like HP may not be the only company with a $199 laptop in the works. French retailer pc21 has posted a product page for an unannounced Asus device called the Asus F205TA. It’s priced at about 205 Euros including VAT taxes… which means that if and when it comes to America the Asus […]

Toshiba Kira 102 ultrabook launches in Europe

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Toshiba is refreshing its Kirabook line of thin, light, powerful, and expensive laptops with a new model called the Toshiba Kira 102 which launches this week in Europe for 1,649 Euros. That’s about $2,175 US, but the laptop will likely be a little cheaper if and when it comes to America. Like other members of […]

Deals of the Day (8-27-2014)

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Can’t decide whether you want a Windows tablet or a Windows laptop? There are plenty of 2-in-1 systems available. The Vulcan Excursion XA might just be one of the cheapest I’ve seen. Newegg is selling this 10 inch tablet with an Intel Atom Z3735D Bay Trail processor and Windows 8.1 software for $207 when you […]

T-Mobile customers can now stream Rdio, Songza, Grooveshark for free (Google Play Music is coming)

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T-Mobile subscribers may get “unlimited” internet access, but the company caps the amount of “high speed” 4G LTE data you can use each month before your connection is slowed down. Earlier this year the company started removing music streaming services from that data cap. In June T-Mobile launched Music Freedom which lets subscribers stream tunes from […]

Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico is a pocket-sized Bay Trail desktop PC

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Zotac has been offering tiny desktop computers for a few years… but now the company is launching its smallest PC yet. The Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico measures 4.5″ x 2.6″ x 0.76″ making it about the size of a chunky smartphone. But it has the guts of a low-power desktop computer capable of running Windows […]

Archos launches Windows tablet, Windows Phone handset (and more)

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French consumer electronics maker Archos is probably best known for offering cheap Android tablets. But now the company is getting into the cheap Windows handset and tablet space. The company has unveiled a new line of products in advance of next week’s IFA trade show in Berlin, and along with a few new Android devices […]

Imagination is giving away its first MIPS-based dev board for free (to some people)

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The MIPS Creator CI20 is a small, low-cost single-board computer with an Ingenic Jz4780 processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage. It’s basically Imagination Technologies’s answer to the Raspberry Pi… but instead of an ARM-based chip, it uses the company’s MIPS-based processor. The goal is to make it easier for software and […]

Kobo Aura H2O waterproof eReader launches October 1st for $180

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Kobo’s first water and dust-resistant eReader will be available in the US, Canada, and parts of Europe starting October 1st for $180, £140, or €180, depending on your region. It’ll be available for preorder starting September 1st from As expected, the device is called the Kobo Aura H2O, and it features a high-resolution E Ink […]