Qualcomm says Snapdragon 820 is twice as fast as 810

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Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor will be the first chip based on the company’s new Kryo architecture, and the chip maker says the new technology is both faster and more efficient than the company’s most powerful chips to date. In fact, Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 820 will be offer up to twice the performance of […]

Now you can watch Hulu without ads for $12 per month

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Hulu’s online video service offers a pretty extensive catalog of movies and TV shows, including recent episodes of programs that are currently on the air, which helps set Hulu apart from rival Netflix. But another thing that has historically set Hulu apart from Netflix is the ads: even paying subscribers have to sit through at […]

Huawei Mate S is the first smartphone with a Force Touch screen

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Huawei’s new flagship smartphone sports an octa-core processor, a 5.5 inch full HD display, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear amera, and a 2700 mAh battery. But those features would hardly be enough to make a phone stand out in 2015. Here’s what’s really special about the Huawei Mate S: It’s the first phone to […]

Huawei Watch launches for $349 and up, ships September 17th

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Huawei’s first smartwatch will be available starting September 17th, but pre-orders start today. The Huawei Watch runs Google’s Android Wear software and features a round watch face and comes with a choice of several different premium materials: for $349 you can get an entry-level Huawei Watch with a stainless steel body and black leather band. Want something a little fancier? […]

Acer launches Aspire V 13 laptop for $599 and up

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Acer’s latest Aspire V 13 laptop features an Intel Skylake processor, optional full HD and touchscreen displays, and support for up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. The new Acer Aspire V 13 is a portable notebook that weighs about 3.5 pounds or less, and which should be available in October […]

Asus VivoStick is a $129 Cherry Trail PC stick


Over the past year we’ve seen a number of PC-on-a-stick computers, including models from Chinese companies like MeegoPad and Mele and bigger names like Intel and Lenovo. Now Asus is launching its first Windows PC-on-a-stick, and it’s one of the most interesting models I’ve seen so far. The Asus VivoStick PC features an Intel Atom […]

Asus ZenWatch 2 offers longer battery life, faster charging

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Asus unveiled the ZenWatch 2 in June, and now the company’s revealing more details about its second-generation smartwatch. According to Asus, the ZenWatch 2 offers longer battery life, faster charging, and features a magnetic pogo pin charger. The new watches will come in large and small sizes, and feature IP67 water-resistant designs. There’s also a […]

Acer Predator 6 is a gaming phone with 4 speakers, 10 CPU cores


If Acer’s 8 inch gaming tablet caught your eye, the company’s got another device that might be of interest: a 6 inch gaming phone.  It’s called the Acer Predator 6, and it features a 10-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 21MP camera, haptic feedback, and four front-facing features. Acer hasn’t revealed many details about the phone […]

Acer Revo Build is a modular mini PC

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Acer is expanding its Revo line of tiny desktop computers with a new model that starts small… but can get bigger if you need more power. The Acer Revo Build series is a modular mini-desktop that will be available in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in October for a starting price of €199 in Europe. Acer does […]

Acer Predator 8: A $299 Android gaming tablet

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Acer is launching its first Android tablet designed for gaming. The company’s been showing off the device for months, but now it’s official: the Acer Predator 8 is a tablet with an 8-inch IPS display, an Intel Atom x7 Cherry Trail processor, and a $299 price tag. The tablet features a 1920 x 1200 pixel display, Intel […]

Acer Aspire R 13 convertible gets a Skylake upgrade

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Acer is giving its Aspire R 13 convertible laptop an upgrade. The latest model is available with up to an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and up to a 2560 x 1440 pixel touchscreen display. The new Acer Aspire R 13 should be available in […]

Acer Chromebook R 11 is a $299 convertible

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Acer is launching its first convertible Chromebook. The Acer Chromebook R11 is a laptop with Google’s Chrome OS operating system and a touchscreen display that can rotate 360 degrees, allowing you to hold the computer like a tablet. It’s not the first convertible Chromebook on the market. But it is one of the first to […]

Lenovo Miix 700: 12 inch 2-in-1 tablet with Intel Core M Skylake

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The Lenovo Miix 700 is a 2-in-1 Windows tablet with a 12 inch display, a built-in kickstand, and a keyboard dock that lets you use the tablet like a notebook. It looks a bit like a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and Lenovo’s tablet features an Intel Core M Skylake processor while Microsoft’s latest tablets feature […]

Will transparent, solar-charged batteries see the light of day?


Looking for an easier way to top off your smartphone battery? There are phones that support quick charging, and wireless charging. One day there may be support for solar charging — without the need for traditional solar panels. Researchers at Kogakuin University in Japan have been working on a transparent lithium-ion battery that can be recharged […]

Deals of the Day (9-01-2015)

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Most Chromebooks are cheap… but they’re not the only low-cost laptops. Sure, the new Acer Cloudbook is designed to compete on price, but Acer, HP, Asus, and others actually started releasing low-cost Windows laptops with Chromebook-like specs a while back. Priced at around $200, these systems typically have Intel Bay Trail processors, 11.6 inch displays, […]