Samsung’s next smartwatch could have a round face… maybe

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Samsung already offers more smartwatches than just about any other company. But so far they’ve all had one thing in common: square watch faces. Now the folks at Mobile Geeks have unearthed a series of patent filing suggesting that Samsung is at least thinking about watches with round displays. Two models have screens that look like […]

FreedomPop adds tablets to its free data, voice, text network

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FreedomPop offers free limited wireless data, voice, and text to smartphone users. Now the company’s branching out into tablets. You can pick up an iPad mini or Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 from FreedomPop and use the tablet to make phone calls, surf the web, or send text messages for free using FreedomPop’s voice over […]

Lilbits (7-29-2014): Why the Vivaldi open source tablet failed

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Once upon a time a group of developers working on the open source KDE Plasma Active desktop environment for mobile devices figured it’d be cool if there was a tablet designed specifically to run the software. So they tried to find a device maker to offer truly open hardware with no proprietary components. It would […]

Epson Endeavor TB20S Windows tablet hits Japan

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Epson’s probably best known in the United States for its printers. But in Japan the company just launched a new 10 inch Windows 8 tablet called the Endeavor TB20S. It’s a relatively inexpensive tablet with a 1280 x 800 pixel display and an Intel Bay Trail processor. But it’s a bit more powerful than some entry-level […]

Hardkernel ODROID-W is a tiny, Raspberry Pi-compatible PC

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The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, small, low-power single-board computer that can run Linux-based software and which developers and hobbyists have used to create home media centers, handheld game consoles, robots, and more. But if the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi is too big for you, there’s a new game in town: The Hardkernel ODROID-W is […]

Deals of the Day (7-29-2014)

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Toshiba is one of the first device makers to offer a Windows 8.1 tablet for under $200. But you can score an even better deal on an 8 inch Windows tablet if you don’t mind buying refurbished devices. Toshiba is selling recertified Encore WT8 tablets through its eBay store for just $149. For that price […]

Sharks Cove Intel Atom dev board goes on sale for $299

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Intel’s Sharks Cove is a single-board computer aimed at Windows and Android developers. It has an Intel Atom Z3735G processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, HDMI output, and a range of input and output options including USB, GPIO, UART, and other pins. Essentially it’s like a Raspberry Pi or Arduino for folks that want […]

NVIDIA Shield Tablet and game controller is now available

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NVIDIA’s latest handheld gaming machine is now available… and this time it’s a tablet. The NVIDIA Shield Tablet features an 8 inch, full HD display, a Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, stereo front-facing speakers, and an emphasis on gaming. The tablet can handle thousands of Android games, including some which are optimized for the device’s […]

Next-gen Amazon Kindle Fire to sport Snapdragon 805 power?

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Amazon’s Fire Phone may have just begun shipping, but there’s a good chance the company is already getting ready to launch its next device. It’s been nearly a year since the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX line of tablets hit the streets, and if leaked benchmarks are anything to go by, it looks like a next-generation Fire […]

Lilbits (7-28-2014): Motorola Nexus 6 confirmed?

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Every year Google works with a device maker to offer a new phone for developers and enthusiasts as part of its Nexus lineup. These phones ship with Google’s stock Android software, receive software updates directly from Google, and tend to feature some of the latest tech to showcase exactly what Google thinks an Android phone […]

Samsung confirms its first Tizen phone is on hold… for now

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Samsung’s first smartphone powered by the Tizen operating system was supposed to launch in Russia this month, but launch day came and went and the phone was nowhere to be seen. Now Samsung has confirmed to the Associated Press and CNET that the Samsung Z is on hold until the company feels the Tizen ecosystem […]

Deals of the Day (7-28-2014)

Asus Transformer Book T100

The Asus Transformer Book T100 is a cheap 10 inch Windows tablet that gets long battery life, offers decent performance, and comes with a keyboard dock that lets you use the system like a notebook. Now it’s even cheaper: Newegg is selling a refurbished model for just $250. Note that the refurbished version of this […]