B&N Sync Up lets paperback buyers get cheap eBook versions

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Barnes & Noble and NOOK Media have launched a new program called Sync Up that lets you get a big discount on select eBooks when you purchase a paperback copy of the same title. It’s kind of the B&N version of the Amazon Kindle MatchBook program that launched last year… but there are a few key […]

Google Android 5.0 now available for the Nexus 4

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The Google Nexus 4 is a 4.7 inch phone with a 1280 x 768 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, and up to 16GB of storage. The 3G smartphone was launched in 2012, and it’s the oldest Nexus Phone that Google plans to update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. And if you want […]

Asus ZenWatch, Sony SmartWatch 3 now available

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The Android Wear section of the Google Play Store is starting to look a little crowded. When Google launched its platform for wearables earlier this year there were only two Android Wear watches: the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live. Now there are 6… including two new models that launched this week. As its […]

Deals of the Day (11-14-2014)

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Lenovo’s Yoga line of 2-in-1 laptops come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all straddle the line between notebook and tablet. Lift the lid to a 100 degree angle or so, and you’ve got a laptop. Push it back 360 degrees so it’s back-to-back with the keyboard, and you’ve got a tablet. […]

Reports: Xiaomi developing a $65 smartphone


Chinese device maker Xiaomi is known for offering cheap phones, tablets, and other products. But the company’s next phone might be one of its cheapest yet: ther eare reports that Xiaomi is working on a $65 smartphone. The device is said to feature a Leadcore LC1860 processor. That’s a 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 processor with Mali-T628 […]

Amazon brings Family Library to recent Kindle eReaders

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Amazon Family Library lets members of your household share books, movies, and music across devices. If you buy a song with your Amazon account your spouse can listen to that tune on a Fire tablet with a linked account. Now Family Library is available for the latest Kindle eReaders, letting you share eBooks across two linked […]

Samsung introduces “Advanced S Pen” for Galaxy Note phones

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Samsung’s been offering Galaxy Note smartphones and tablets with a digital pen called the S Pen for writing or drawing for a few years, and the company keeps adding new features that makes the pen more useful, such as the ability to use it to capture screenshots, scrub video, and more. Now Samsung is introducing an […]

BlackBerry Classic goes up for pre-order for $449

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Die-hard BlackBerry fans who have been underwhelmed by the company’s past few phones with big, touchscreen displays can now pre-order a device that looks a lot more like a classic BlackBerry. In fact, it’s called the BlackBerry Classic. BlackBerry is taking pre-orders for $449, and expects the phone to ship in mid-December. The BlackBerry Classic […]

Notion Ink Cain8 Windows tablet hits India

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The Notion Ink Adam tablet made a splash a few years ago (before drowning) with a tablet that offered unusual features that looked great on paper and less great in the real world. These days the company is producing more conventional-looking tablets in its home country of India. Last month Notion Ink introduced a 10 […]

Deals of the Day (11-13-2014)

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Not a fan of Google’s Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 tablets (or their price tags), but want to get your hands on a new device that can run Android 5.0 Lollipop? Expansys is offering some great deals on 2012-era Nexus phones and tablets, with Nexus 7 models going for as little as $80 and Nexus […]

Sony hopes to replace your cable TV service with PlayStation Vue

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Sony’s new PlayStation Vue is an internet TV service which the company is positioning as an alternative to traditional cable. Customers will get access to about 70 channels of live and on-demand content, a digital program guide, and personalized channels based on the content you like. PlayStation Vue will be available in limited beta in […]

Insignia Flex $100 Windows tablet now available from Best Buy

Insignia Flex tablet

Looking for a Windows tablet that costs less than a Kindle Paperwhite? You might want to head over to Best Buy. The retailer is selling the Insignia Flex tablet with an 8 inch screen, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and Windows 8.1 for $100. This isn’t the first $99 Windows tablet we’ve seen. The […]