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 […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 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. […]

Google Nexus Player Android TV box review

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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 […]

Zotac ZBOX pico pocket-sized desktop PC review

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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 […]

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, […]

Lilbits (9-11-2013): Intel Atom-powered tablets are about to get good

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The first tablets featuring Intel Atom Z3000-series Bay Trail processors are due to hit the streets in the coming months. And if early benchmarks are anything to go by, they’re going to offer significantly better performance than any Atom-powered devices to date. The folks at AnandTech spent a few hours with a test unit featuring […]