Zotac ZBOX PI320 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 Kobo.com. As expected, the device is called the Kobo Aura H2O, and it features a high-resolution E Ink […]

HTC’s first 64-bit smartphone is also its cheapest phone with 4G LTE

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As expected, HTC is launching its first smartphone featuring a 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 architecture. And as expected, it’s a mid-range device rather than a phone with bleeding edge specs. The HTC Desire 510 is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, making it the first phone announced to feature Qualcomm’s new entry-level […]

Google News & Weather app for Android gets first major update in years

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Most Android phones and tablets come with Google’s News & Weather app and widget pre-loaded. But Google hadn’t bothered to update the app for years… until today. Say goodbye to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread-style app, and hello to a new app with an improved layout, a cards-style user interface, and a resizable home screen widget. […]

Google Chrome browser for Windows is now 64-bit

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Google’s been testing 64-bit builds of its Chrome web browser for Windows for a few months. Now Chrome 37 has graduated from beta status and Chrome 64-bit is available to anyone running a 64-bit version of Windows. Google says the new 64-bit version of Chrome is faster, more stable, and more secure than the 32-bit […]

Deals of the Day (8-26-2014)

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Microsoft may have just slashed the price of its Surface 2 tablet to $349, but you can pick one up for even less than that if you’re willing to go refurbished. Or for about $50 more you can snag a refurbished Microsoft Surface Pro tablet with an Intel Core i5 processors. Sure, it’s a first-generation […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 and 15 in development?

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Lenovo may be preparing to expand its line of ThinkPad Yoga 2-in-1 notebooks with new models featuring larger displays. At least that seems like the obvious conclusion you can draw from a series of names listed on a Lenovo support page. Lenovo’s Yoga notebooks feature touchscreen displays and special hinges that let you fold the display […]

Microsoft Surface 2 price drops to $349

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Microsoft has slashed $100 from the price of its entry-level tablet. The Microsoft Surface 2 sold for $449 and up when it launched a little less than a year ago. Now you can pick up the 10 inch Windows RT tablet for $349 and up. The Microsoft Surface 2 features a 10.6 inch, 1920 x […]