Intel launches Atom Z3590 chip for phones, tablets

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The Intel Atom Z3580 processor that powers the Asus Zenfone 2 I tested recently is pretty fast. But now Intel has an even faster chip designed for smartphones and tablets. The new Atom Z3590 is based on the same “Moorefield” architecture as the Z3580, but it supports faster CPU and graphics burst speeds. Intel’s new chip supports […]

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Android tablets coming this fall

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Lenovo is updating its mid-range line of Android tablets with the new Lenovo Yoga Tab 3. It comes in 8 and 10 inch sizes, and both versions sport 1280 x 800 pixel displays, 1.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8009 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. While those specs might seem a bit underwhelming, there are […]

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro has its own projector, 4 speakers

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Lenovo is updating its Yoga line of Android tablets, and the top-of-the-line model has some fairly unusual features including a built-in projector and four speakers. The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro isn’t the first tablet-with-a-projector from Lenovo. Last year’s 13 inch Yoga Tablet 2 Pro had one as well, but the new model has a faster processor […]

Motorola launches two new Moto 360 watches, plus the Moto 360 Sport

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As expected, Motorola is updating its smartwatch lineup, and as expected, there are three new models: A Moto 360 with a large display and thick wrist strap, a smaller model, and a Moto 360 Sport. Pre-orders for the new Moto 360 open today, and the watches should begin shipping later this month. Prices range from $300 […]

New tech transmits wirelesss signals via your body

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego are working on a wireless transmission system that uses the human body’s magnetic waves to send a data signal to a device. “What’s that, again?” you might be thinking. You’ve read it right. The research team has already created a proof of concept prototype to send transmissions […]

Report: Next-gen Apple TV coming in October for $149 and up

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Apple’s next TV box is expected to be the first version of the Apple TV to support Siri voice controls, have a touch-sensitive remote control, and feature the App Store for third-party apps and games. So it’s not a huge surprise that it’ll probably cost more than the current Apple TV, which sells for $69. […]

Report: Google to unveil 2015 Nexus phones on Sept 29th

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Google’s expected to launch two new Nexus smartphones before the end of the year, and if you believe the rumors and leaks, one will be a 5.2 inch phone built by LG, while the other is a 6 inch phone from Huawei. In fact, just about the only things we haven’t already learned from leaks […]

Deals of the Day (9-02-2015)

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The Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny line of mini-desktop computers are aimed at enterprise and commercial users, but if you’re looking for a small, low-power machine for use in your home office or living room, you could certainly do worse. The ThinkCentre M53 Tiny, for instance, features an Intel Celeron J1800 dual-core processor based on Bay Trail […]

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? […]

Lenovo IdeaPad 300S 11.6 inch notebook coming soon for $249

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Like the idea of Lenovo’s new Ideapad 100S notebook, but wish it packed a bit more power? Then you might want to take a look at the IdeaPad 300S series. While the 100S notebooks are powered by Intel Bay Trail chips, the 300S series will be available with up to a Core i7 Skylake processor. […]

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

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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

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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 […]