Jide Remix Ultra Tablet hits retail: Now available for $399


The Jide Remix Ultra Tablet is the first tablet to ship with Remix OS. It’s an operating system designed to make Android feel more like Windows: While it supports the Google Play Store and hundreds of thousands of Android apps, Remix OS also has a Windows-like taskbar and lets you view multiple apps at once […]

Sphero has joined the Dark Side


Sphero is a tiny, spherical robot that is powered by your smartphone. It can do tricks, teach you how to program, and let your turn your living room into an arcade game via augmented reality apps. Sphero is also the inspiration for the newest droid celebrity of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” BB-8. Sphero’s cousin, […]

Neo900 inches closer to reality (project to update the Nokia N900 hardware)


The Nokia N900 smartphone was the last phone to ship with the open source, Linux-based Maemo operating system. It was released in late 2009, shortly before Nokia stopped supporting the operating system and began focusing on Windows Phone software. Nokia’s phone business was later acquired by Microsoft the Nokia N900 was largely forgotten… except by […]

Cyanogen Platform SDK lets developers build on CyanogenMod features

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The open source CyanogenMod operating system is a customized version of Google Android which you can install on dozens of phones and tablets. CyanogenMod gives users more control over the behavior of their device… but now the developers of CyanogenMod also want to make it easier for app developers to integrate their software with core features of […]

VAIO Z Canvas hits Japan, coming to the US this fall

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The VAIO Z Canvas is a 2-in-1 tablet with a detachable keyboard, a high-resolution display, and an active digitizer and pen for writing and drawing. VAIO, which is also known as the company that used to be Sony’s PC division, unveiled the Vaio Z Canvas in February. Now it’s about to go on sale in […]

Deals of the Day (5-21-2015)

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Asus offers a few different inexpensive laptops with 11.6 inch displays, and while the Asus EeeBook X205 has been getting a lot of attention due to its $199 list price,  some folks might prefer a model with a touchscreen display, twice as much RAM and far more storage… like the Asus X200MA, which typically sells for […]

Google to launch “Brillo” OS for Internet of Things (maybe)


Google has an operating system for smartphones, tablets, wearables, and TVs. It also has one for laptops and desktops. Soon Google may also have an operating system for refrigerators, light bulbs, locks, and other smart devices that make up the “Internet of Things.” The company may launch its new IoT operating system at the Google […]

LG G Pad F 8.0 tablet hits AT&T for $150

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Starting May 29th, AT&T will begin offering an 8 inch Android tablet for $150 with a 2-year contract. It’s called the LG G Pad F 8.0 and at first glance it looks a lot like a standard LG G Pad 8.0. But AT&T says its model has a few interesting features that help set it […]

BLU Studio C is a $100 Android 5.0 smartphone

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Budget smartphone company BLU’s latest phone is a $100 handset with entry-level specs… but entry-level specs in 2015 aren’t all that bad. The BLU Studio C has a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel IPS display, a quad-core processor, and it’s also the company’s first phone to ship with Android 5.0 software out of the box. […]

Sling TV brings live, streaming TV to Android TV

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Sling TV is an internet video service that lets you stream live and on-demand TV from channels including TNT, TBS, AMC, ESPN, Disney, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, with prices starting at $20 per month. The service launched for select devices earlier this year and subscribers can watch videos using mobile apps for PC or Mac, iOS […]

HTC H7 tablet with entry-level specs on the way?

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It’s been a while since HTC has released an Android tablet (unless you count the 2014 Nexus 9 which HTC built for Google). Now it looks like the phone maker may be getting ready to launch another tablet under its own brand name. HTC hasn’t officially made an announcement yet, but a tablet called the […]

Mid-range Microsoft Surface 3 has 4GB RAM, 64GB storage

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In the United States Microsoft’s Surface 3 tablet is available for $499 and up. But you’ll have to pay $599 or more if you want a model with 4GB of RAM. That’s because the cheapest model has 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while higher-priced models have 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Now it looks […]