LG G Watch Urbane smartwatch now available for $349


LG’s latest smartwatch is the company’s nicest looking model yet. It’s also the most expensive. The LG G Watch Urbane is now available for $349. That’s $50 more than the launch price for the company’s last smartwatch with a round face and Google Android Wear software: the G Watch R, which you can now buy […]

Marvell launches Armada 1500 Ultra chip for 4K TV boxes

armada 1500 ultra

Chip maker Marvell is expanding its Armada line of system-on-a-chip solutions for set-top-boxes with a new octa-core processor with support for 4K video. The Marvell Armada 1500 Ultra is an 8-core, 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 chip with Vivante GC7000XS graphics. The company’s targeting pay TV operators and set-top-box makers. So you probably won’t find the […]

SwiftKey Clarity Android keyboard features multi-word autocorrect


SwiftKey offers a third-party keyboard app for mobile devices which is designed to save you time by, among other things, predicting the next word you’ll want to type before you’ve even finished entering the current word. Now SwiftKey has a new Android app called Clarity. It’s also a keyboard app, but instead of focusing on […]

Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox launches in June for $199 and up

thinkcentre tiny chromebox

Lenovo has been offering a line of “tiny” desktop computers aimed at business customers for a few years. Up until recently these systems have shipped with Windows, but in June Lenovo will launch the first model to run Chrome OS. The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny launches this summer for $199 and up. The compact desktop […]

Deals of the Day (4-27-2015)

surface pro bundle

Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro tablet may be the third-generation model which launched in 2014. But the first-generation model only is only about a year older, and it’s still a pretty good computer thanks to a 10.6 inch, full HD display, an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor, digital pen support, and optional keyboard dock. While Microsoft […]

Andromium OS app makes Android more Windows-like


Android phones and tablets can run thousands of apps… but usually you’re limited to looking at one app at a time. Some companies do offer Android phones or tablets limited support for multi-window support, allowing you to run two or more apps side-by-side. But if you want a more Windows-like experience with a taskbar and […]

Imagination introduces free MIPSfpga for university use


Imagination Technologies designs the MIPS processor technology used in some low-power devices such as tablets and set-top-boxes. But MIPS-based processors aren’t nearly as popular as chips based on ARM or x86 designs. An unusual program Imagination is introducing could help change that. The company has announced that it’s offering universities un-obfuscated access to one of its […]

Debian 8 “Jessie” released (GNU/Linux-based operating system)

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After nearly two years of development, Debian 8 “Jessie” is ready for download. It’s an open source GNU/Linux operating system designed for use on a wide range of hardware and developed by thousands of volunteers. But Debian is also known for stability and performance: the popular Ubuntu operating system uses Debian as its foundation. The […]

Lenovo U31 notebook coming to America?

lenovo u31

Lenovo introduced a 13 inch laptop called the Lenovo U31 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but at the time the company said the notebook would not be available in North America. But guess what just showed up at the FCC website last week? It’s still not clear if Lenovo plans to sell this notebook in […]

Acer abTouchPhone prototype: Desk phone with a built-in tablet


At an event in New York City this week, Acer unveiled a series of new notebooks, tablets, and devices that straddle the line such as the Acer Switch 10 and 11 2-in-1 tablets and Acer Aspire R 11 convertible notebook. The company also took the opportunity to show off a prototype of something a little […]

Report: Next-gen Google Glass coming soon

Google Glass (1st gen)

Google pulled the plug on its Glass Explorer program earlier this year, prompting some folks to start writing obituaries for Google’s experimental face computer. But Google never claimed Glass was dead. The company is no longer selling first-generation hardware and the project is now under management of Tony Fadell, the creator of the Nest learning […]

Lenovo K80 smartphone sports 4GB of RAM, 4000 mAh battery

lenovo k80

Pretty soon it’s not going to be newsworthy when smartphone makers cram 4GB of RAM into their handsets. But right now it’s enough of a novelty to note that Lenovo’s getting in on the action. The Lenovo K80 smartphone has a 5.5 inch display, a 4,000 mAh battery, and 4GB of memory. It’s powered by […]

Deals of the Day (4-24-2015)

dell 13

Can’t decide whether you want a notebook or a tablet? The Dell Inspiron 13 i7347 is both. It looks like a 13 inch notebook until you push the screen back 360 degrees until it’s back-to-back with the keyboard. The Microsoft Store normally sells a model with a full HD display, an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, […]