First look at Athena: Chrome OS is getting a new user interface


Google is developing a new user interface for Chrome OS. It’s code-named “Athena,” and clues about the new UI have been appearing in the source code for the browser-based operating system for a while. Now Google’s François Beaufort gives us an idea of what it will look like (and how to enable an early version yourself). […]

Deals of the Day (07-18-2014)

dell xps 12

The Dell XPS 12 is a thin and light notebook with a Core i5 Haswell processor and a touchscreen display. You can also tilt that screen back until it’s facing away from the keyboard so that when you close the lid you’re holding a tablet. New models sell for $1200 and up, but you can […]

Lenovo stops selling 8 inch Windows tablets in the US

lenovo 8 tablets

Lenovo has pulled the plug on US sales of its 8 inch Windows tablets. While some retailers still have the Lenovo Miix 2 and ThinkPad 8 in stock, they’re no longer available from The company tells PC World that it plans to continue selling the tablets in other markets where demand has been stronger — […]

Acer C720 Chromebook family to get a spec bump

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Acer is expected to launch several new Chromebooks this year, featuring Bay Trail and NVIDIA Tegra K1 chips. The company also recently updated the Acer C720 lineup with a model with an Intel Core i3 Haswell processor. But it looks like there’s another spec bump in store for Acer’s Chromebook family. According to a product brochure, Acer […]

Acer’s first Chromebox is on the way

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Acer was one of the first companies to begin selling Chromebooks, and the company’s low-cost Acer C720 series of notebooks are among the most popular Chrome OS laptops. They regularly show up on Amazon’s list of best-selling laptops. Now it looks like Acer is getting ready to launch its first desktop computer powered by Google’s Chrome operating system. […]

This could be the NVIDIA Shield Tablet (leaks)

nvidia shield tablet

NVIDIA’s expected to launch an Android tablet with an emphasis on gaming this year. Now @evleaks has posted what may be the first good picture showing us what the NVIDIA Shield tablet will look like. Update: A French retailer has given us another look at what could be the upcoming Shield Tablet. The tablet has stereo, front-facing […]

Acer C730, CB5 Chromebooks feature Bay Trail, NVIDA Tegra chips

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Acer plans to add at least two more Chrome OS laptops to its lineup this year, and both will use low-power processors to offer long battery life. The Acer C730 features an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor while the Acer CB5 sports an NVIDIA Tegra K1 ARM-based chip. We’ve seen clues that these notebooks were […]

LG G3 Beat is a smaller, less impressive LG G3

lg g3 beat

The LG G3 smartphone is a top tier device with a 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and power and volume buttons on the back of the case. LG’s new G3 Beat looks like a slightly smaller version of the phone… but it lacks many of the bigger version’s […]

Deals of the Day (7-17-2014)

hisense sero 7 pro

The Hisense Sero 7 Pro is an Android tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It basically has the specs of a 2012 Google Nexus 7 tablet — if that tablet also has a microSD card slot. But it’s a lot cheaper… especially if you pick up […]

CM Home arrives in CyanogenMod nightlies

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Google Now is a service that provides you with easy access to relevant information at a glance, including appointments, directions, weather, traffic, and news. You can access Google Now on many recent Android phones by swiping up from the home button or by swiping from the left when you’re on the home screen of a device […]

Firefox OS expands in Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific

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Mozilla’s Firefox OS is a light-weight mobile operating system for smartphones and tablets. While there are only a handful of Firefox OS devices available for purchase at the moment, and they’re only available in a handful of countries, Mozilla says Firefox OS is expanding into new territory. Wireless carriers in India, Taiwan, and other Asia Pacific […]

Nokia X Android devicesto become Windows Phones

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Just weeks after introducing a new line of Nokia X series smartphones running Google Android software, Microsoft has announced it’s pulling the plug on its Android products. Select members of the Nokia X family will be updated to run Windows Phone software instead. The announcement comes amidst news that Microsoft plans to eliminate up to […]