Amazon Fire TV Stick on sale for $24

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a small, inexpensive device that lets you stream music and videos from the internet to your TV and allows you to play some video games as well. Priced at $39, it’s a few dollars more expensive than a Google Chromecast and a little cheaper than a Roku. When Amazon […]

Samsung launches WiFi-only Gear S Smartwatch (in Japan)

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The Samsung Gear S is a smartwatch with a large, 2 inch curved display, Samsung’s Tizen-based software, and the ability to display notifications from your phone. But what really makes the Gear S stand out is the fact that you don’t need to use it with a phone: it can connect to the internet whether it’s […]

Amazon Fire TV Stick: overview of the $39 media streamer

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a media streaming device is a stick that you can plug into the HDMI port on your TV to stream music, movies, and other content from the internet. You can also use it to play games, view your photo collection, and run a variety of third party apps. It’s not the […]

Several Linux distros borrow Google’s Material Design ideas

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Google introduced a new design language with Android 5.0 called Material Design. It relies on vivid colors, a lot of white space, and animations designed to make different on-screen elements feel like real materials. For instance, switching between two screens in an app is meant to feel like sliding one sheet of paper over another. […]

Alienware Alpha (Dell’s littlest gaming PC) now shipping

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Dell introduced a small form-factor gaming desktop PC called the Alienware Alpha this summer, and now it’s shipping. Originally designed to be a Steam Machine running Valve’s Linux-based Steam operating system, the Alienware Alpha is currently shipping with Windows. You can thank Valve’s decision to delay launch of Steam OS until 2015 for that. Prices for […]

How to install XBMC/Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a $39, pocket-sized device that you can plug into the HDMI port of your TV to stream music, movies, TV shows, and other media from the internet. It supports a handful of popular media streaming services including Netflix, YouTube, and of course Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Music, and […]

Deals of the Day (11-21-2014)

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Black Friday may be a week away, but Amazon is running 8 days of deals… starting with some great bargains on notebooks and tablets. Some of Amazon’s best deals today include deep discounts on Asus Chromebooks and tablets, HP notebooks and 2-in-1s, and more. Don’t feel like spending any money at all today? Hit up […]

Buy a Chromebook, get 1TB of cloud storage for 2 years

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Google has been offering 100GB of free cloud storage to customers who buy Chromebooks fro a while. Now the company is stepping up its game: if you buy an eligible Chromebook between now and January 1st you’ll get 1TB of Google Drive storage space for free. That’s a pretty good deal when you consider that […]

Imp mini PC is a tiny, ARM-based Ubuntu computer

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Want a small, low-power desktop computer that runs Ubuntu Linux, but don’t want to go through the hassle of installing and configuring the operating system yourself? A company called Imp wants to deliver a tiny desktop with an ARM-based CPU, 2GB of RAM, and open source software. They’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund the project […]

10moons D9i is an Intel-powered TV box mini PC

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The 10moons D9i is a small box that you can plug into a TV to run Android apps. But this 4.2″ x 4.2″ x 1.1″ box which sells for about $82 in China isn’t only good for running Android apps. It has the guts of a cheap Windows PC, and there’s even a software download […]

Lilbits (11-20-2014): Encryption, Lollipop, and fart apps for TV

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Shortly after Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop, folks started finding ways to gain root access on devices like the Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Yes, it’s generally pretty easy to unlock the bootloader on Nexus devices, but Google has stepped up security in Android 5.0 so rooting has been a bit tricky and up […]

Minix launches Neo X8-H Plus TV box with Amlogic S812

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Minix has launched a new TV box which lets you run Android apps, stream 4K video, and surf the web over WiFi or Ethernet on your TV. The Minix Neo X8-H Plus is now available for about $160. That makes it one of the more expensive Android-powered TV boxes on the market. But it’s also one of […]