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 […]

Google Nexus 6 smartphone review


Google’s latest Nexus smartphone is its most powerful yet. It has the fastest processor, the most RAM, and also the biggest battery of any Nexus phone to date. It also has the best camera, the biggest screen… and the biggest price tag. The Google Nexus 6 has a high-resolution 6 inch screen, a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 […]

Black Friday 2014 mobile tech deals

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You don’t have to wait for Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) to score a good deal on a tablet, laptop, or other gadget. There are some pretty great deals all throughout the year. But if you do plan to do some shopping around the holiday season, we’re expecting some pretty good deals this year. […]

This is Google Android 5.0 Lollipop


Google is now shipping the first devices to run Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet, and Nexus Player TV box all run a version of Google’s latest software, and the company will soon start rolling out Android 5.0 to users of other recent devices including the Nexus 4 and 5 phones […]

Google Nexus Player Android TV box review


The Google Nexus Player is a $99 box you connect to a TV to stream movies and music from the internet, play video games, and run other apps on your TV. It’s basically Google’s answer to the Apple TV, Roku, and other devices designed to make your TV “smart.” It’s also the first device to […]

First look: Google Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player (unboxing)


Google’s latest Nexus smartphone is the company’s biggest and fastest yet, with a 6 inch, high-resolution display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. The latest Nexus tablet sports an 8.9 inch screen and and NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit processor, making it one of the first devices to ship with that CPU. And the new Google […]

Windows 10 adds support for 1024 x 600 pixel displays


Want to install Windows 10 on an old netbook (or a cheap Windows tablet) with a 1024 x 600 pixel display? No problem. While you can run Windows 8.1 on a device with a low-resolution display, you’ll get an error message if you try opening the Windows Store to install any Metro/Modern apps. That was […]

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series budget 2-in-1 convertible review


Can’t decide you want a Windows laptop or a tablet… but certain you don’t want to spend a lot of money? A number of PC makers including Acer, Asus, HP, and Dell offer low-cost 2-in-1 devices that you can use either as a notebook or as a tablet. Some have detachable screens, while others have […]

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 […]

What’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop?

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Google Android 5.0 is ready to go. About 4 months after releasing a developer preview, Google has given the next version of Android a name and announced the first products that will ship with the software. The Google Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player will all run Android 5.0 Lollipop when they hit the […]

$65 Windows tablets show up in Hong Kong

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This is what happens when Intel slashes chip prices and Microsoft starts giving away free Windows licenses for small tablets: Prices fall to crazy lows. During this week’s HKTDC show in Hong Kong, a handful of tablet makers are showing off Windows tablets priced at just $65. The Emdoor EM-I8170, for example, is a 399 […]

Acer C720 Chromebook with Core i3 review


Acer was one of the first companies to launch a laptop running Google’s Chrome operating system, and the company has updated its Chrome OS laptops a number of times over the past few years. This year’s lineup includes models with bigger screens, ARM and Intel Celeron and Bay Trail processors, and Acer’s most powerful Chromebook […]

These 9 apps stream videos from Android to Chromecast

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Google’s Chromecast may be designed to let you stream media from Netflix, YouTube Pandora, Google Play Music, and other internet media sites to a TV. But what if you want to stream home videos from your phone to a TV without uploading them to the web first? When Google first launched the Chromecast there was […]

Google has no plans for a Chromebook Pixel 2…yet

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This week Acer, HP, Toshiba, and Asus introduced new Chrome OS laptops and desktops featuring Intel Haswell processors. The Chromebooks are expected to offer longer battery life than their predecessors, and the Asus Chromebox will benefit from the latest Intel CPU and graphics performance. But the company that made one of the most impressive Chromeboks […]