Google Play Music gets Songza-like curated playlists

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Google acquired music streaming service Songza this summer, and now the company is starting to bring Songza-style features to Google Play Music. Starting today Google is rolling out an update to Play Music that will let you stream curated playlists… assuming you’re paying $9.99 per month for a Google Play Music subscription. There’s still a separate […]

E Fun introduces a $179, 10 inch Windows 2-in-1 tablet

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Budget Android tablet maker E Fun is branching out into Windows tablets. The E Fun Nextbook 10.1 Windows tablet features an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display and a detachable keyboard that lets you use the system like a notebook. It’ll sell for $179 when it hits Walmart in mid-November. […]

BIOSTAR introduces iDEQ-T1 line of mini computers

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Computer motherboard maker BIOSTAR is launching a new line of small form-factor desktop computers. The BIOSTAR iDEQ-T1 series mini PC systems measure about 8.3″ x 7.3″ x 1.6″ and weigh about 1.8 pounds. The computers are powered by Intel Celeron Bay Trail processors, support screen resolutions up to 2560 x 1440 pixels, and support Windows 7 or later. […]

OnePlus One smartphone pre-orders open (and close) October 27th

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Disappointed that an unlocked Google Nexus 6 smartphone sells for $649, or about twice as much as a Nexus 5? Google may not be selling a new phone with top-tier specs at a mid-range price this year, but Chinese startup OnePlus is. The company’s OnePlus One phone has been well reviewed (in spite of some awful […]

Deals of the Day (10-20-2014)

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Amazon’s new Kindle Voyage eReader is now shipping. Priced at $199, it’s one of the most expensive mainstream eReaders on the market… although early reviews suggest it’s also one of the best, thanks to a high-resolution display, pressure-sensitive page-turn buttons, and a front-lit display that sits flush with the bezel, among other things. But if […]

Onyx unveils an E Ink smartwatch

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Onyx International makes a line of eReaders featuring E Ink displays. Now the company is showing off a smartwatch prototype with the same type of low-power, sunlight readable display. It has a 1.56 inch display which only uses power when the screen is refreshed, which means the screen can remain on all of the time, but the […]

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet due in 2015

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Canonical plans to release Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn on Thursday, October 23rd. The following week work will begin on the next major update to the open source operating system. Founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu 15.04 will be code-named Vivid Vervet. It’s scheduled to arrive at the end of April, 2015. In case you’re […]

Fitbit Surge $249 smartwatch and fitness tracker leaked

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Fitbit seems to be having trouble keeping a lid on its upcoming line of wearables. The company makes some of the most popular fitness trackers on the market, and we recently learned that two new activity-tracking wristbands called the Charge and Charge HR are on on the way. Now the Verge reports that Fitbit also plans […]

Google Nexus Player hits the FCC

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Google’s first Android TV box just made its way through the FCC. That means the $99 Nexus Player should be available for pre-order again soon, and it should ship in early November as originally planned. Update: The Nexus Player is available for purchase again. Orders should ship in November.  Earlier this weekend Google had removed […]

Asus EeeBook X205 $199 Windows laptop coming in November

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The Asus EeeBook X205 is a portable Windows notebook with an 11.6 inch display, up to 12 hours of battery life, and a case that measures just 0.7 inches thick and weighs 2.2 pounds. Asus pretty much created the netbook market when it launched the first Eee PC in 2007. While netbooks have largely fallen out […]