Zotac ZBOX pico pocket-sized desktop PC review


Zotac has been offering a line of tiny desktop computers for a few years, but the company’s new ZBOX PI320 pico is the smallest yet. It’s also one of the first to come not only with memory and storage, but also with an operating system pre-installed. It’s a fully functional PC that sells for about […]

Microsoft releases updated Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Microsoft has released an updated version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. If you’re already using the Windows 10 preview that launched earlier this month, you can update to build 9860 by opening the Update and Recovery settings, selecting Preview builds, and tapping the “Download now” button. The update will also roll out to testers […]

Raspberry Pi display accessory will let you build a DIY “Pi Pad”

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The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, low-power, low-cost computer that sells for around $35. But while that price gets you a processor, memory, and a few ports you need to supply the display, input device, and even operating system yourself. What’s made the Raspberry Pi special though, has been the community of hardware and software […]

Deals of the Day (10-21-2014)

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There’s no shortage of ways to find free or cheap music on the internet. But now there’s one more way: Microsoft has launched a new app for Windows and Windows Phone called Music Deals. Install the free app, fire it up and you’ll see a $0.99 album of the week as well as links to […]

Google Play Music gets Songza-like curated playlists

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Google acquired music streaming service Songza this summer, and now the company is starting to bring Songza-style features to Google Play Music. Starting today Google is rolling out an update to Play Music that will let you stream curated playlists… assuming you’re paying $9.99 per month for a Google Play Music subscription. There’s still a separate […]

E Fun introduces a $179, 10 inch Windows 2-in-1 tablet

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Budget Android tablet maker E Fun is branching out into Windows tablets. The E Fun Nextbook 10.1 Windows tablet features an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display and a detachable keyboard that lets you use the system like a notebook. It’ll sell for $179 when it hits Walmart in mid-November. […]

BIOSTAR introduces iDEQ-T1 line of mini computers

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Computer motherboard maker BIOSTAR is launching a new line of small form-factor desktop computers. The BIOSTAR iDEQ-T1 series mini PC systems measure about 8.3″ x 7.3″ x 1.6″ and weigh about 1.8 pounds. The computers are powered by Intel Celeron Bay Trail processors, support screen resolutions up to 2560 x 1440 pixels, and support Windows 7 or later. […]

OnePlus One smartphone pre-orders open (and close) October 27th

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Disappointed that an unlocked Google Nexus 6 smartphone sells for $649, or about twice as much as a Nexus 5? Google may not be selling a new phone with top-tier specs at a mid-range price this year, but Chinese startup OnePlus is. The company’s OnePlus One phone has been well reviewed (in spite of some awful […]

Deals of the Day (10-20-2014)

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Amazon’s new Kindle Voyage eReader is now shipping. Priced at $199, it’s one of the most expensive mainstream eReaders on the market… although early reviews suggest it’s also one of the best, thanks to a high-resolution display, pressure-sensitive page-turn buttons, and a front-lit display that sits flush with the bezel, among other things. But if […]

Onyx unveils an E Ink smartwatch

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Onyx International makes a line of eReaders featuring E Ink displays. Now the company is showing off a smartwatch prototype with the same type of low-power, sunlight readable display. It has a 1.56 inch display which only uses power when the screen is refreshed, which means the screen can remain on all of the time, but the […]

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet due in 2015

Vervet Monkey photo credit: Ben Tullis

Canonical plans to release Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn on Thursday, October 23rd. The following week work will begin on the next major update to the open source operating system. Founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu 15.04 will be code-named Vivid Vervet. It’s scheduled to arrive at the end of April, 2015. In case you’re […]