Deals of the Day (10-23-2014)

hp pavilion x360 11

The HP Pavilion x360 line of computers are notebooks that convert into tablets when you push the screen back 360 degrees. The company offers models with screen sizes ranging from 11.6 inches to 15.6 inches. The Pavilion x360 11 is one of the smallest of the bunch, and it’s also one of the cheapest — […]

Canonical releases Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

ubuntu 14.10

The developers of Ubuntu release new builds of one of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions every six months. And right on schedule the folks at Canonical have released Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. You can find download links and installation or upgrade instructions at the Ubuntu Wiki. Among other things, Ubuntu 14.10 includes a newer version […]

HP Stream 11 laptop now available for $200

stream 11

The HP Stream 11 is a Windows notebook with an 11.6 inch display, an Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail processor, and a fanless design. It also happens to be ridiculously cheap for a Windows notebook. After unveiling the laptop in September, HP is now selling the Stream 11 for just $200. That’s the list price. Don’t […]

Dell Latitude 13 2-in-1 tablet with Intel Core M coming soon

dell latitude 13 7000 series_02

The Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series is a 2-in-1 ultrabook with a detachable display which you can use as a tablet. It’s powered by an Intel Core M Broadwell processor, and Dell introduced the business-friendly notebook/tablet in September. Dell says the Latitude 13 7000 Series should be available by the end of October, and the folks […]

Dell is giving the Venue 11 Pro tablet an Intel Core M makeover

dell venue 11 pro 7000 series

The Dell Venue 11 Pro line of tablets feature 10.8 inch full HD displays, Windows 8.1 software, and a choice of Intel Atom or Intel Core processors. I reviewed a model with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor earlier this year and I was somewhat impressed… but found the $499 and higher price tags a little off-putting. […]

Google Inbox is a new (invite-only) tool for managing email

google inbox

Google is launching a new email app called Inbox. But it’s not just a client that lets you read your Gmail messages. It’s designed to help you pick out the messages that matter most from a flood of email and do more with the data gleaned from those messages. Inbox groups messages into bundles, shows […]

Deals of the Day (10-22-2014)

lenovo q190

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 is a tiny desktop computer that looks a bit like a Nintendo Wii. But this little guy packs the heart of a full-fledged PC. Normally priced at $250 or higher, Lenovo is currently offering a model with Windows 8.1 64-bit software, a Celeron 1017U CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive […]

You can already jailbreak iOS 8.1

pangu jailbreak tool

Just days after Apple released iOS 8.1, the first tool for jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad running the device has been released. Team Pangu’s new jailbreak tool also supports devices running iOS 8.0. There’s not much the average user will actually be able to do with a jailbroken iOS 8 device at this point, but that […]

B&N launches Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1 for $300

samsung nook 10_01

Barnes & Noble and Samsung are now selling their second co-branded tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1 is now available for $300. That’s about the same price you’d pay for an ordinary 10 inch Galaxy Tab 4, but this model comes with the B&N NOOK app pre-loaded, plus $200 worth of free content […]