AndriOS brings Android style to (jailbroken) iPhones


Have an iPhone, but prefer the design style of Android? A few years ago it probably would have been hard to find anyone who fell into that category — but with Matías Duarte overseeing Google’s design team, Android has earned a reputation for attractive design. Folks who prefer Apple’s software and the wealth of apps available for […]

Lilbits (4-09-2015): Firefox for Android surpasses 100 million downloads

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Google’s Android operating system may come with a web browser (or two) pre-loaded, depending on the device and software version. But that hasn’t stopped developers from offering third-party browsers such as Dolphin, Opera, and Firefox. In fact, Mozilla says it’s Firefox web browser for Android has been downloaded over 100 million times. A few years […]

Zotac’s latest ZBOX nano mini PCs pack Intel Broadwell chips


Zotac is adding a few new models to its ZBOX nano line of tiny desktop computers. The new models feature Intel’s 5th-generation Core “Broadwell” chips, and like earlier members of the ZBOX nano family they’re full-fledged desktops that are small enough to hold in one hand. The Zotac ZBOX MI522 nano features an Intel Core i3-5010U […]

How to build your own Apple Watch (Apple II style)

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A tech aficionado and do-it-yourself gadget builder with a lot of free time recently built his own Apple Watch using 3-D printing technology and the retro design of the Apple II. It even works… at least for telling time. This parody of Apple’s upcoming wearable computing device hits the nail on the head, while being […]

Deals of the Day (4-09-2015)


Want to add support for live TV broadcasts to your Xbox One game console? Microsoft just added support for USB TV tuners, and the company specifically recommends picking up a Hauppauge WinTV-955Q which normally sells for $80. But right now you can snag one for $62 from B&H. That’s just a few bucks more than […]

Report: Intel Iris graphics coming to 15 watt Skylake chips


Intel’s 5th-gen Core “Broadwell” processors may just be hitting the market, but the company plans to launch its 6th-gen chips code-named “Skylake” later this year, starting with a series of 15 watt chips aimed at laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1 systems like the reference design the folks at Mobile Geeks spotted at the Intel Developer Forum […]

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is a $250 smartphone with strong specs

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The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is a smartphone with a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor, a 13MP rear camera, and Android 5.0 software. But the phone’s most surprising feature might be its price: the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 goes up for pre-order on April 21st […]

Intel RealSense depth-sensing camera coming to smartphones

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Intel’s RealSense camera technology adds support for 3D features. On some devices like laptops a RealSense camera lets you control your computer using hand gestures. On mobile devices like the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet, Intel’s RealSense Snapshot camera lets you capture depth-of-field information when snapping a photo, so you can edit the depth after […]

Dell Venue 10 7000 is a big, business-friendly Android tablet

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The Dell Venue 8 7000 which launched earlier this year is a speedy Android tablet with a great display and some unusual features including Intel’s RealSense 3D depth-sensing camera. Priced at $400, it’s also kind of expensive for an Android tablet. But Dell figures there’s room for an even bigger, more expensive model. Meet the Dell […]

Intel’s low-power Braswell chips are now shipping

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As expected, Intel has announced that it’s now shipping low-power Celeron and Pentium processors based on “Braswell” architecture. These chips replace the Bay Trail-M chips that have been popular in low-cost Chromebooks and Windows laptops for the past year or two. Braswell chips could be used in other notebooks, 2-in-1 devices, and small, low-power desktops. The […]

Apple Watch review roundup

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The much-hyped Apple Watch is just days away from preorder status and weeks away from being on the wrists of early-adopting Apple fans. While far from being the first smart watch on the market, tech media and market analysts are hoping that Apple Watch will revolutionize the wearable technology industry. For about a week, a […]

Intel: Mini PCs getting smaller, cheaper

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Over the last few years we’ve seen small computers get smaller and smaller. The Intel Compute Stick that’s expected to ship within the next month or so looks more like a chunky USB flash drive than a full-fledged computer. But plug it into the HDMI port of nearly any TV or monitor and you’ve got a […]

Deals of the Day (4-08-2015)

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Looking for a small, cheap computer and don’t need it to come with memory, storage, or an operating system? Intel’s latest NUC mini computer is now available for $270 for a model with a Core i3 Broadwell processor. The little machine measures about 4.5″ x 4.4″ x 1.3″ and officially supports Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux […]