More cores, less money: KingSing T1 is a $160 octa-core phone

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There was a time when octa-core chips were only available in relatively expensive smartphones and tablets. Then along came MediaTek with its affordable MT6592 8-core ARM Cortex-A7 chip. MediaTek’s processor may not be as powerful as some octa-core chips, but it’s cheap enough that at least one company plans to use the chip in a smartphone […]

AUO unveils 5.7 inch WQHD AMOLED display

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AU Optronics is showing off a new 5.7 inch display that could show up in future smartphones. What makes it different from most phone displays (aside from the fact that it’s rather big), is that it’s a 2560 x 1440 pixel AMOLED display, making it one of the first WQHD AMOLED screens for phones. Samsung […]

Wrist-on: Samsung Gear Fit (now with screen rotation)

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The Samsung Gear Fit wearable activity tracker launches in the United States today (along with the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches). And just in time for launch, Samsung has released a software update that lets you use the Gear Fit in either landscape or portrait mode. That sounds like a small thing — […]

First look: Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook (and Yoga tablet)

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad 11e is an 11.6 inch notebook aimed at the education market. It’ll be available in the coming months with prices starting at $349 for a Chromebook with an Intel Celeron Bay trail processor and going up to $699 for a Windows convertible tablet with an Intel Haswell processor. Both Windows and Chrome OS […]

Chrome beta for Android gets Undo Tab Close and more

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Google is pushing out a new version of its Chrome web browser for Android with new features including support for full screen video with subtitles and HTML5 controls and the ability to re-open tabs you’ve just closed. The update will be available first to Chrome Beta users, and should eventually make their way into the […]

Google now constantly scans your installed Android apps for malware

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Google is adding a new layer of security to Android. The company already scanned apps uploaded to the Google Play Store for known malware, and offered users an option of monitoring all the apps you install on your device to detect malware if you’re using apps from other sources. But sometimes a problem is discovered […]

Amazon is buying digital comic service comiXology

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Amazon is buying one of the biggest players in the digital comic book space. ComiXology is joining the Amazon family. While Amazon already offers its own digital comic books to Kindle customers, comiXology has been around since 2007 and changed the way many people read comic books. If the deal goes through in the second […]

Asus Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 tablet gets a CPU upgrade

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The Asus Transformer Book T100 is an inexpensive Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard that lets you use it like a notebook. It sells for under $400, gets long battery life, and offers reasonably good performance for such an affordable, portable device. It was probably one of the most exciting devices I reviewed in 2013. […]

Google Glass available to anyone (in the US) on April 15th

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Expecting a $1500 tax refund, and looking for a way to spend it all in one go? The company will let just about anyone in the United States join the Google Glass Explorer program for a limited time starting at 9:00 AM Eastern on April 15th. Up until now, if you’ve wanted to get your […]

Dell Venue 11 Pro Windows tablet review

Dell Venue 11 Pro

The Dell Venue 11 Pro is a Windows tablet that’s portable enough to use in place of an iPad or Android tablet, but powerful and versatile enough to use as a laptop (if you buy an optional keyboard dock). Featuring a 10.8 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display an Intel processor, and Windows 8.1 […]

Deals of the Day (4-10-2014)

Sony Vaio Tap 11

The Sony Vaio Tap 11 is an 11.6 inch tablet with 4GB of RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, a 1080p display, and Windows 8.1 software. It has a capacitive touchscreen for use with your fingers and comes with a digital pen for pressure-sensitive writing, drawing, or hovering actions. There’s also a kickstand and wireless […]

Add a tablet to a T-Mobile voice plan, get 1GB of data for free

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T-Mobile has been making a series of announcements aimed at changing the way customers pay for voice, text, and data plans. This week the company already launched a new Simple Starter plan that lets you get unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of 4G data for just $40 per month (not counting the cost of […]