Toshiba unveils Silmee W20/W21 health trackers

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There’s no shortage of cheap fitness and activity trackers which you can wear on your wrist or clip to your shirt, belt, or pocket to keep track of your daily step count, distance traveled, and other stats. But Toshiba’s Silmee line of health trackers go a bit further. Earlier this year the company introduced a Silmee […]

Amazon Dash $5 shopping button now available… might be useful for more than shopping

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Amazon Dash buttons are tiny internet-connected buttons that you can put anywhere in your house and tap to order re-fills of items you regularly purchase. First unveiled earlier this year, Amazon Dash buttons are now available for $5 each. With this battery-powered, Wi-Fi enabled button, Amazon Prime shoppers can quickly order a single item without having […]

Asus unveils Zenfone 2 Deluxe and Laser editions

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The Zenfone 2 is probably one of the most popular smartphones Asus has released to date. But it’s not just a single phone. There’s a whole family of products that Asus sells under the Zenfone 2 name, and now that family is getting a little bigger. Asus has announced plans for several new phones, including the […]

MSI launches fanless mini PC with Intel Broadwell


MSI is updating its WindBox III line of mini computers with new models sporting Intel Broadwell processors. The new WindBox III MS-9A75 is a slim, fanless computer designed for digital signage, kiosks, security systems, or other commercial applications… but it could also make an interesting home theater PC. The computer supports 5th-gen Intel Core i3, […]

Gigabyte BRIX mini PC with Intel Braswell chip coming soon

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Gigabyte is getting ready to add a few new computers to its BRIX family of mini PCs. The Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXCE-3205 is a compact computer with a 15 watt Intel Celeron 3205U Haswell processor, while the BRIX GB-BACE-3000 features an even lower-power 4 watt Celeron N3000 Braswell chip. Fanless Tech obtained a document that provides some specs […]

Closer look at the Oukitel U6 dual-screen smartphone (video)


The Oukitel U6 is a smartphone with two displays. There’s a color screen on one side of the phone and a low-power, grayscale E Ink display on the other. Oukitel unveiled the phone earlier this month, and now the company is sharing some more photos and a video that give us a better idea of […]

Deals of the Day (7-29-2015)

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Want a free operating system? Starting today, Microsoft’s giving away Windows 10 to most folks running Windows 7 or later. Or you can always download Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, or any other number of operating systems that are always available for free. Need a computer to run that operating system on? The Microsoft Store […]

Tronsmart Ara X5 TV box with Windows 10, Cherry Trail coming in August

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Over the past few years we’ve seen a bunch of Android-powered boxes designed to let you run apps on your TV. More recently we’ve seen some mini PCs with Windows software, most of which have Intel Atom Bay Trail processors and Windows 8.1 with Bing software. Now Chinese device maker Tronsmart is ready to launch something new: […]

How to get Windows 10 right now

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Microsoft is providing Windows 10 as a free update for most computers running Windows 7 or later. But the company is doing a phased rollout, which means that even if you signed up for the free update, you might not be prompted to download and install Windows 10 today. For the most part that’s a […]

Meet Dot, the braille smartwatch for the visually impaired

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A South-Korean startup has developed a smartwatch that is specifically designed for the visually impaired. Using braille for notifications, the Dot will allow users to know the time, set an alarm, get messages, and read location directions. Priced at under $300, even braille beginners will be able to learn the touch-based reading program. As noted […]

What do you think of Windows 10 so far?

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Windows 10 launches today in 190 countries. Microsoft is starting to roll out the OS as a free update for folks running Windows 7 or later, and many PC makers are now shipping laptops, desktops, and 2-in-1 systems powered by Microsoft’s new operating system. You can also buy a Windows 10 license. Later this year […]

Meizu M2 smartphone launches in China for $100

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Chinese phone maker Meizu’s latest handset is a $100 phone with a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 64-bit quad-core processor, and a 2,500 mAh battery. Those specs wouldn’t really be enough to make the Meizu M2 stand out… but those specs plus the phone’s relatively […]

Trekstor MiniPC W1 is a tiny, fanless Windows PC

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German company Trekstor manufactures a line PC accessories including hard drives and flash drives as well as a few other gadgets such as MP3 players and portable speakers. Now the company is getting into the mini PC space. TrekStor already offers a line of Windows tablets, but the company’s most recent computer takes the guts […]

Nokia’s first Virtual Reality device is a professional camera

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The rumors that Nokia was planning to launch a Virtual Reality product were true. But the Finnish company isn’t producing a headset that you can use to watch interactive videos or play games. Instead, the company’s first VR device is a camera called Ozo. It can capture 360 degree video and audio to help create virtual […]

Is the Smartisan T1 smartphone coming to America?

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The Smartisan T1 is an unusual smartphone that launched in China last year. It runs Smartisan OS, which is a heavily customized version of Google Android, and the phone has pretty respectable hardware for a 2014-era flagship. But more than a year after launch, it looks like the makers of the Smartisan T1 might be […]

3D XPoint storage: Up to 1,000 times faster than flash

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Intel and Micron have announced a new type of memory technology called 3D XPoint that they say could offer speeds up to 1,000 times faster than NAND flash storage. 3D XPoint technology samples will be available later this year, which means we could start to see products that use 3D XPoint as soon as 2016. According […]