Asus $249 C200 Chromebook tested ahead of launch

asus c200 chromebook leak

The Asus C200 Chromebook is expected to hit the streets in May for $250. It’s already available for pre-order from some stores, even though Asus has yet to officially acknowledge the Chrome OS laptop. But that hasn’t stopped one company from posting pictures, benchmark results and initial impressions of the 11.6 inch Chromebook. The Asus C200 […]

Google Glass now available to anyone (in the US with $1500 to spare)

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Bummed you haven’t had a chance to join the Google Glass Explorer program until now? Up until recently the only way to buy a pre-release version of Google’s wearable computer was to receive an invitation. On April 15th, the company removed that restriction temporarily… and quickly sold out of units. Now it looks like anyone can […]

Deals of the Day (4-24-2014)

Amazon Kindle Touch

Amazon’s latest Kindle eReader with an E Ink screen sells for $119. But if you don’t need a front-lit display and don’t mind buying refurbished units, you can pick up an older Kindle for less than half the price… and get a few bonus features that are missing from newer models. The discontinued Kindle Touch […]

PlayOn brings more than 100 channels to Chromecast

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PlayOn is adding support for Google’s Chromecast to its media server software. That means you can now stream content to a Chromecast from dozens of services that wouldn’t otherwise support Google’s media streamer, including Comedy Central, Hulu (without Hulu Plus), and more. There are a few catches though. PlayOn uses your PC as a media […]

Is this the Microsoft Surface Mini?

Microsoft Surface Mini

Microsoft may not have announced a Surface tablet with a smaller screen yet. But that hasn’t stopped accessory maker Vostrostone from offering a line of Microsoft Surface Mini 8 inch tablet cases at Amazon. Either Vostrostone knows something we don’t, or the company is guessing at the dimensions of the long-expected Surface Mini. The company is offering a […]

This is Intel’s new line of Bay Trail chips for tablets, notebooks

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Intel’s Atom Z3600 and Z3700 chips are low-power processors designed for tablets, notebooks, and other low-power devices. During development, these chips were known by the code-name “Bay Trail,” and now that they’re available in actual devices, Intel calls them Atom chips. But unlike earlier generations of Intel Atom processors, these new chips feature Intel Ivy […]

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2: A slightly better phone with a projector

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2

Samsung introduced a smartphone with a built-in projector a few years ago. It’s called the Samsung Galaxy Beam, and while the projector helps set it apart from the crowd, the rest of the specs are kind of unimpressive by 2014 standards. Now Samsung is updating the Beam with a faster processor, a bigger screen, and newer […]

Opera Coast gestured-based web browser hits the iPhone

Opera Coast

Opera introduced a web browser last year that does away with menu bars and instead relies on gesture-based navigation. The result is Opera Coast: a web browser that puts content front and center and hides everything else until you need it. When Opera Coast launched in 2013 it as an iPad exclusive. Now the Opera team […]

Lilbits (4-23-2014): Control your PC from your phone

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Remote controlling your desktop PC from your smartphone probably isn’t something you need to do very often. But from time to time it’s nice to be able to login from your phone and grab a file, open a document, or maybe even watch a video that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to access on your […]

Xiaomi bringing phones to 10 new countries (but not the US… yet)

xiaomi red rice

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has earned a reputation for offering high quality phones at low prices in recent years. The company tends to sell out of new phones within minutes of putting them up for sale. But Xiaomi plans to increase its capacity and expand into new markets. The company has already started selling phones in […]

Gigabyte unveils BRIX mini-PC with NVIDIA graphics

gigabyte brix with geforce

Gigabyte is adding a new tiny desktop PC to its BRIX line of mini-computers. The company already offers several models with Intel or AMD processors. Now Gigabyte is preparing to launch a new model with an Intel Core i5 Haswell CPU and NVIDiA GeForce graphics. The folks at TechReport spotted the new Gigabyte BRIX desktop recently, […]

Japan Display unveils 10 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel tablet dispay

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Tired of tablets with plain old 1080p or lower resolution displays? There are a handful of options with higher pixel counts, including the Apple iPad‘s 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel screen and the Google Nexus 10‘s 10.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display. But soon we could see 10 inch tablets with 3840 x 2160 […]