What’s new in Android 5.1 Lollipop?

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Google began rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop this week, and while some of the most important updates since Android 5.0 include bug fixes and stability improvements, there are a few new features that are more visible. If you have hardware that supports HD Voice features, Android 5.1 now include support (for T-Mobile and Verizon customers […]

Dell XPS 13 Broadwell notebook review

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It’s tough to make a laptop that stands out in 2015. There’s plenty of competition for the title of thinnest, lightest, best display, longest battery life, or best overall performance. But Dell managed to make a splash when the company introduced the latest version of its XPS 13 notebook at CES in January. It’s now available […]

10 Windows tablets for $150 or less

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There are dozens, of not hundreds of cheap tablets on the market. Many run Google Android software, but there are a growing number of inexpensive tablets which run Windows 8.1 software. Last year I put together a list of 6 Windows tablets that sold for $199 or less, but I had to do a bit […]

Dell Chromebook 11 (with Core i3) review

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Most Chromebooks are small, inexpensive laptops designed to run Google’s Chrome OS software. But Dell’s Chromebook 11 stands out from the crowd thanks to a business-like design, a sturdy case, and a decent keyboard, among other things. Dell’s Chromebooks are targeted at the education market, but they’re available for anyone to purchase. Prices start at […]

Asus EeeBook X205 budget Windows laptop review

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Asus practically invented the netbook with the launch of the Eee PC line of low-cost, mini-laptops in 2007. While the netbook moniker has fallen out of fashion in recent years, there’s no shortage of inexpensive portable computers these days, including Chromebooks, 2-in-1 tablets, and more basic laptops. Still, Asus has a longer history in this space […]

Rikomagic MK80 octa-core TV box mini-review

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Rikomagic’s MK80 TV box is one of the most powerful, versatile Android boxes I’ve tested to date. It’s also one of the most expensive, priced at around $150 and up. But while there are plenty of devices that let you run Android apps on a TV, the MK80 stands apart thanks to its speedy octa-core processor, […]

Tronsmart Orion R28 Android box mini-review

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Tronsmart offers a pretty wide range of boxes designed to bring Android apps to your TV. They come in different shapes and sizes, sport a range of processor and storage options, and sell for as little as $50 or as much as $150 or more. The Tronsmart Orion R28 is one of the company’s more recent […]

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review (Bay Trail and full HD)

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Over the past few years we’ve seen most major PC makers release inexpensive laptops running Google’s Chrome operating system. Most have the kind of features you’d expect from a low-cost laptop, including 1366 x 768 pixel displays, 2GB of RAM, and other entry-level specs. But Toshiba’s taken a slightly different approach with the Chromebook 2. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lilbits (9-12-2013): The Windows tablets of fall, 2013

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Companies including Acer, Asus, Dell and Toshiba have already started to announce plans to launch Windows 8.1 tablets featuring Intel Bay Trail processors in the coming months. But that could just be the tip of the iceberg. WinSuperSite’s Paul Thurrott has a roundup of Windows tablets due out this fall, and it includes the models […]

3D gesture-tracking cameras coming to Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo PCs

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One of the big stories in mobile tech over the past few years has been the rise of the touchscreen. In fact touchscreen tablets are projected to outsell all other personal computers for the first time this quarter. But touchscreens aren’t the only alternatives to mouse and keyboard input. Device makers are starting to explore […]

More evidence that the Google Nexus 5 is a modified LG G2

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It’s looking more and more likely that the Google Nexus 5 smartphone will be made by LG, and that it’ll basically be a modified version of the hardware used in the LG G2 smartphone. That’s a good thing, since the LG G2 is one of the fastest phones on the market, has a great display, […]