DISPLIO is a customizable mini e-ink widget display (crowdfunding)

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The DISPLIO is a mini e-ink display that lets you customize the data you receive. By adding your favorite widgets, you can display such information as the weather, email notifications, new tweets, and more. Draugiem Group, the company making the DISPLIO, is looking for crowdfunding on Kickstarter to mass-produce the device. You can preorder it […]

HP launches ProBook 11, Stream 11 Pro notebooks for education

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HP has unveiled two new 11 inch notebooks aimed at the education market. The HP ProBook 11 Education Edition is a durable Windows laptop with a rubber case, while the HP Stream 11 Pro is a low-cost laptop for use in the classroom. The company has also announced plans to offer Education Edition versions of […]

Windows 10 will ship with two web browsers (Spartan and IE)

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When Windows 10 launches later this year, it’ll include a new web browser designed to run on phones, tablets, notebooks, or desktops. Code-named Project Spartan, the new browser is a Universal Windows App, and it includes new features include support for annotating web pages and integration with the Cortana personal assistant feature of Windows. But […]

Wacom’s next gen artist’s tablet shows up at FCC

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Earlier this month, Wacom showed of its Cintiq Companion 2 at the Consumer Electronics Show. The new artist’s tablet promises advanced technology for the optimum pen-on-screen experience. From a new FCC filing, it looks like the Cintiq Companion 2 could be ready to ship soon. Wacom’s first-generation Cintiq Companion is model number DTHA1300H, while the new […]

Next versions of Microsoft Office coming in 2015

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Microsoft is working on two new versions of Office, and both are expected to launch before the end of the year. Office 2016 is the next version of the company’s popular desktop office suite of apps. But there are also new touch-optimized Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook apps for phones, tablets, and other touchscreen […]

Deals of the Day (1-22-2015)

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Amazon Prime used to just be a service that offered free 2-day shipping on thousands of items in exchange for $79 per year. These days Prime membership still includes free shipping. But it also includes access to millions of songs through Amazon Prime Music, thousands of movies and TV shows through Prime Instant Video, and […]

Windows RT tablets won’t run Windows 10

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Microsoft has no plans to bring its Windows 10 software to tablets running Windows RT. That means the Surface 2, Surface RT, Nokia Lumia 2520, and a handful of other tablets with ARM-based chips and Windows software won’t get all the fancy new Windows 10 features coming to Windows phones and x86-based PCs. But Microsoft […]

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 released

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The next version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system is due in April. Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet is currently under development, but you can take a recent nightly build for a spin if you want to test it out before the official launch. Or if you’re looking for something a little more stable you […]

BlackBerry CEO wants app neutrality: iMessage for BlackBerry

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen thinks the government should mandate that mobile app developers and service makers offer their goods across a range of platforms. Today you can install BlackBerry Messenger on an iPhone or Android device. But you can’t install Apple’s iMessage on a BlackBerry phone. Chen would like to see that change… although it […]

Windows 10 coming to “majority” of Lumia phones

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Microsoft will launch a preview of Windows 10 for phones in February, with the full version of the software expected to roll out later this year. So what does that mean for folks with smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1? According to Microsoft’s Chris Weber, “the majority of Lumia phones” that are already running Windows 8 or […]

Lilbits (1-21-2015): Will Google launch a phone network?

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Google is reportedly planning to launch a US wireless network as an MVNO. That means that the company would piggyback on existing network infrastructure instead of building out its own towers. But the idea behind Google’s foray into the Mobile Virtual Network Operator space would be for Google to help drive down the cost of mobile […]

Lenovo ThinkPad 11e laptops for education go Broadwell

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Lenovo is updating its ThinkPad 11e line of notebooks with new models featuring Intel Broadwell processors (or optional AMD chips) and a few other minor hardware tweaks. The ThinkPad 11e family includes a standard notebook with an 11.6 inch screen and a Yoga model which can also be used as a tablet when you push […]