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 […]

LG G3 Stylus is a mid-range, stylus-equipped smartphone

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As expected, LG is adding a stylus-toting model to its line of G3-branded smartphones. The LG G3 Stylus looks kind of like LG’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note line of pen-enabled phones… but it’s not really. That’s because while the original LG G3 is a top-tier phone with high-end specs, the LG G3 Stylus has the […]

Zotac’s first ARM-based mini PC coming in September for under $200

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It’s been almost 9 months since Zotac started showing off its first tiny desktop computers to feature ARM-based processors. Now the company is getting ready to start selling its new ZBOX Nano D518 with a Freescale i.MX6 Quad processor. It’s expected to go on sale in September for less than $200. Japanese site Ask-Corp.jp has […]

Lilbits (8-25-2014): The future of smartwatches looks… round

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Motorola’s doing it. LG’s doing it. So is Samsung… reportedly. All three companies are apparently working on smartwatches featuring round watch faces. Smartwatches aren’t exactly common these days, but if you have seen one in the wild, odds are that it’s had a square or rectangular design. Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 with a round face […]

HTC to reveal its first 64-bit smartphone

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Android phones with 64-bit ARM chips are coming. That’s not a big surprise, since mobile chip makers have been unveiling 64-bit processors left and right and Apple’s iPhone 5s already has a 64-bit processor. But apparently the time for Android phones with 64-bit chips based on ARMv8 architecture is almost upon us… HTC has confirmed […]