Deals of the Day (3-31-2015)

dell 7000

Dell’s Inspiron 13 7000 Series is a line of 2-in-1 laptops with 13.3 inch touchscreen displays that can rotate 360 degrees until the notebook becomes a tablet. Prices normally start at $600, but if you want a model with a full HD screen, a Broadwell processor, and 8GB of RAm you’ll typically have to pay […]

Asus Chromebit is a $100 Chrome OS computer-on-a-stick

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Google’s Chrome OS is a browser-based operating system that’s been used for Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases which are basically laptops, desktops, and all-in-one desktops designed to run Google’s software. Now meet the Asus Chromebit. The Asus Chromebit is a tiny computer-on-a-stick that you can plug into a monitor or TV to turn it into a Chrome […]

Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

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Ever notice how the street grids of major cities can look a bit like the map of a video game? No? Well, apparently somebody at Google did… because the company just added a Pac-Man layer to Google Maps. Load up a map for a location with plenty of streets, tap the Pac-Man button and you […]

Alcatel OneTouch Watch available for pre-order for $150

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Alcatel OneTouch introduced its first smartwatch at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, promising it’d be available this quarter for $150. Right on schedule, the Alcatel OneTouch Watch goes up for pre-order today. It’s a rather stylish-looking watch with a 1.22 inch, 240 x 204 pixel round display and support for 2 to 5 days […]

Meet the first Intel Braswell low-power processors


Intel is expanding its line of low-power processors for tablets, notebooks, and energy efficient laptops with the introduction of the first chips based on its “Braswell” platform. CPU World has details about four of the first members of the Braswell family, including Celeron and Pentium chips with 6 watt or lower TDPs. Braswell chips should offer […]

Microsoft launches Surface 3 Windows tablet for $499

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Microsoft is updating its entry-level line of Surface tablets with a new model powered by an Intel Atom processor and the full Windows software experience complete with support for desktop and “Windows Apps.” The new Surface 3 replaces Microsoft’s line of Windows RT tablets, but it has the same starting price of $499. The Surface […]

Xiaomi launches the $97 Redmi 2A smartphone

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Chinese device maker Xiaomi has been selling low-cost smartphones with decent specs for the past few years. But now the company has unveiled its cheapest phone to date. The Xiaomi Redmi 2A is a $97 smartphone that will be available in China this April. The phone features a 4.7 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, a […]

Project Spartan browser arrives in latest Windows 10 preview build

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Microsoft plans to include a new web browser with Windows 10 when the operating system launches this summer. Code-named Project Spartan, it uses a different rendering engine than Internet Explorer, has a user interface designed to work across phones, tablets, and desktops, and includes better support for web standards thanks, in part, to involvement of […]

Nextbook Ares 11 is an Android 5.0, 2-in-1 tablet for $197

nextbook ares 11

Budget tablet maker E Fun’s first 2-in-1 Android tablet is now available. The E Fun Nextbook Ares 11 is an Android 5.0 tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor and a detachable keyboard dock. It’s available from Walmart for $197. The tablet has an 11.6 inch display and 64GB of storage, a mini HDMI port, […]

Huawei introduces Kirin930 octa-core 64-bit CPU


Huawei has been developing its own chips for mobile devices including smartphones and tablets for a few years. The company’s latest is a 64-bit, 8-core chip called the Kirin930. It could be used in upcoming smartphones and tablets such as the Huawei P8 and Huawei MediaPad X2. Like a lot of octa-core processors, the Kirin930 uses […]

Deals of the Day (3-30-2015)

acer aspire switch 10

A few days ago I noted that you could pick up an Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 Windows tablet for $249. If that price wasn’t tempting enough, today you can get the an even better version of the tablet for $50 less. Staples is selling the Acer Aspire Switch 10 with an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core […]