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 […]

Wireless charging coming to metal phones (thanks to Qualcomm)

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Want a phone with support for wireless charging? Up until now that’s meant you’ve needed a phone with a plastic case — because metal cases could interfere with wireless chargers. Now chip maker Qualcomm has announced a solution that could bring wireless charging capabilities to metal smartphones. Qualcomm says its WiPower system is compatible with the Alliance for […]

Acer’s first Windows 10 PCs launch July 29th

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Want to buy a new PC with Windows 10 pre-installed? HP and Dell will let you order one today and have it delivered as soon as July 29th — the same day Windows 10 launches. Acer, meanwhile, has announced that its first Windows 10 computers go on sale on July 29th. The first Windows 10 […]

Deals of the Day (7-28-2015)

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It’s a good time to be in the market for a high-quality phone with a mid-range price. The OnePlus 2 is coming soon for $329 and up. The Asus Zenfone 2 sells for $199 and up. And soon Motorola will offer a Moto X Style Pure Edition unlocked smartphone for $399. Don’t want to wait […]

Meet the Moto X Style and Moto X Play smartphones

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Motorola’s 2015 flagship phone comes in two versions. Both are smartphones with 5.7 inch displays, high-end specs, and customizable designs. But the Moto X Style has a 2560 x 1440 pixel display and 3GB of RAM while the Moto X Play has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 2GB of memory, and a price tag […]

Dell promises to ship Windows 10 PCs to your door July 29th

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Dell is determined to be one of the first companies to have Windows 10 computers ready to go. The company says if you pre-order a PC configured with Windows 10 software today, it’ll be eligible for free next-day shipping, which means it could arrive at your door on July 29th — the day Windows 10 […]

Meet the Moto G 2015

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Motorola’s Moto G line of smartphones have a reputation for offering decent hardware at relatively low prices. This year the company is stepping up its game with a new model featuring a waterproof design and up to twice the RAM as previous models. The Moto G 2015 features a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, […]