HP Stream 11 Pro notebook on the way

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The HP Stream 11 is a $200 laptop with an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor, an 11.6 inch display, and Windows 8.1 software. It’s basically a Windows alternative to a Chromebook: a dirt cheap laptop that should offer decent performance for basic computing tasks. So would it make any sense for HP to launch a […]

Oppo R5 smartphone is just 0.19 inches thick

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Oppo hast just introduce what it’s calling the world’s thinnest smartphone… and it’s kind of tough to argue with that claim. The Oppo R5 measures just 4.85mm or about 0.19 inches thick. The phone isn’t just thin… it’s also reasonably powerful. Oppo manage to pack some decent hardware between the screen and the back cover, […]

Kindle Voyage is first Kindle not to support third-party apps

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Amazon has been offering third-party apps and games for its Kindle eReaders for years… and I’m not talking about tablet apps for the Kindle Fire. There are a few hundred games and apps available for the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Keyboard, and other eReaders with E Ink screens. But you can’t run any of them on […]

Alienware 13 gaming laptop supports optional desktop graphics cards

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Dell unveiled a new 13 inch gaming laptop this summer, and now the Alienware 13 available for purchase for $999 and up. It’s the company’s smallest laptop designed for gaming and it combines an Intel Haswell processor with NVIDA GeForce GTX 860M graphics, 802.11ac WiFi an Ethernet jack, HDMI and mini DisplayPort, and 52 Whr battery. […]

Windows 10 to get OS X-style touchpad gestures

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The next preview version of Windows 10 will include better support for users with multiple monitors as well as support for new touchpad gestures that let you minimize apps or switch between apps. Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore showed off an early preview of Windows 10 Build 9865 at an event in Europe. Some of those […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2015) tablet on the way

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Samsung appears to have a new 10.1 inch Android tablet with support for pen input on the way. Several pages on the Samsung website mention a new device called the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2015). That doesn’t look like a typo either — the same page also mentions the Note 10.1 (2014) which launched late […]

Deals of the Day (10-28-2014)

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is a 14 inch ultrabook that weighs about 3 pounds, features a Lenovo TrackPoint button, a carbon fiber case, and 4-digit price tag. Right now the cheapest model available from Lenovo.com is selling for $1,124. But Woot has models on sale for as little as $900. The best deal is probably […]

Verizon says Motorola Droid Turbo gets 2-days batterylife

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The Motorola Droid Turbo smartphone will be available from Verizon starting October 30th for $200 and up. As expected, the newest member of the Droid family has a high-resolution display, a fast processor, and some of the same software features that make Motorola’s other phones special, including Moto Actions and Moto Display. The Droid Turbo also […]

ARM’s next-gen graphics promise 4K support, better efficiency

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Chip designer ARM has unveiled its next-gen graphics, video, and display technologies. ARM licenses its designs to other companies so it’ll be a while before the first processors with ARM’s new technology hit the streets. The first products with ARM Mali-T800 series graphics, Mali-V550 video, and Mali-DP550 display processor technology should launch in late 2015 or […]

HP Pro Slate 12 and Pro Slate 8 Android tablets mean business

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HP plans to launch two new Android tablets aimed at business users. The HP Pro Slate 12 features s 12.3 inch, 1600 x 1200 pixel display, while the HP Pro Slate 8 has a smaller, but sharper 2048 x 1536 pixel screen. Don’t get confused by the name — the Pro Slate 8 is different from the HP Slate […]

Would you pay a subscription for ad-free YouTube?

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The head of YouTube says Google is considering offering a subscription-based version of the online video service. Speaking at the Code/Mobile conference this week, Susan Wojcicki suggested that one way to do that would be to offer subscribers an ad-free experience. What do you think? Would you pay a monthly fee to get rid of the […]

New type of LCD can display static images with no power

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One of the reasons E Ink displays like the screen on an Amazon Kindle Voyage use less power than an LCD screen like the one that’s probably in your laptop or desktop monitor is that E Ink only uses power when the text or images on the screen change. When there’s just a static image […]

Windows 10 adds support for 1024 x 600 pixel displays

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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 […]