Meet the HTC One M9… probably (leaks)

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HTC is expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress next week… but alleged specs and pictures of the upcoming HTC One M9 have been leaking for weeks. Now a few leaked videos give us the best idea of what to expect yet. Note that HTC hasn’t officially announced anything yet, but […]

Lenovo is rethinking bloatware in a post-Superfish world

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Last week Lenovo acknowledged that it had been shipping consumer PCs with software called Superfish which the company now acknowledges added no value for users… and which it turns out also compromised the security of the computers which were running the software. The company subsequently released tools to remove Superfish from all of its computers […]

Deals of the Day (2-24-2015)

Amazon’s Fire tablets usually sell for $99 and up, with the Fire HDX 8.9 starting at $379 and the Fire HD 6 starting at $99. But right now Amazon is offering 15 percent off all of its most recent tablets, which means prices start at $84. Here are some of the day’s best deals. 15 percent off […]

Google is now rolling out Lollipop for Indian Android One phones

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Google’s Android One program is expanding to the Philippines and Indonesia, where the low-cost phones are shipping with Android 5.1 Lollipop software. But the Android One program launched first in India last year, and up until recently customers in that country were stuck with Android 4.4 KitKat. Now Google’s Caesar Sengupta has announced that the […]

Pebble Time color smartwatch hits Kickstarter

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Pebble has been one of the leaders in the smartwatch space since the company introduced the original Pebble watch almost 3 years ago. While Samsung, Google, Apple, and other companies have launched their own smartwatch platforms in the years since Pebble entered the wearable space, the company still has a loyal following thanks to features such […]

Console OS brings Android to (some) PCs

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Want to play Android games or run other Android apps on a PC? There are a few ways to do that. You could install Android-x86, a port of Google’s mobile operating system for computers with Intel or AMD processors or try an Android emulator such as Bluestacks or Genymotion. Now there’s another option. Console OS […]

Panasonic introduces the first smart TVs powered by Firefox OS

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Panasonic announced in January that it’s new line of TVs with 4K displays would feature smart TV software based on Firefox OS. Now the company is starting to show off the first of those televisions, a line of Panasonic VIERA televisions with LED displays including the company’s first models with curved screens. The TVs feature […]

Google Chromebook Pixel 2 coming soon

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It’s been two years since Google launched the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end laptop with a high-resolution display, a speedy processor, premium build quality, and a $1299 starting price. Now the company is getting ready to launch a second-generation model. Details about the Chromebook Pixel 2 (or whatever it’s called) are pretty scarce at the moment, but […]

Gizmo 2 single-board PC with AMD CPU now available for $199

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The Gizmo 2 is a small, single-board computer with a 1 GHz AMD embedded processor and Radeon HD graphics. It’s aimed at programmers and hobbyists, but it’s basically got the guts of a tiny, low-power desktop computer. GizmoSphere introduced the Gizmo 2 a few months ago, and now it’s available for $199 from Element14 and Symmetry […]

Microsoft Band wearable to support 3rd-party apps thanks to new SDK

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The Microsoft Band is a wearable fitness tracker that you can wear like a bracelet. It tracks steps, monitors your heart rate and sleep patterns, and communicates with mobile apps that can run on Android, iOS, or Windows Phone devices. Launched late last year, the Microsoft Band was designed to work with a Microsoft health […]

Deals of the Day (2-23-2015)

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Looking for a way to stream content from YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, and other sites in your living room and don’t feel like spending $400 on an Android-powered projector? You can pick up a Google Chromecast for $31 or an Amazon Fire TV Stick for $39. Or if you’re looking for something a little more powerful, […]

YouTube Kids is just Google’s first kids app

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As expected, Google has released a new YouTube Kids app which is… a YouTube app designed for kids. It’s available for Android and iOS devices, offers a simple user interface, and content filtering that should keep youngsters from viewing inappropriate content. But YouTube Kids is just Google’s first app designed specifically for children. The company […]

Intel: Moore’s Law isn’t dead yet… 7nm chips are in the works

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For the past 50 years, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore’s observation that the density of transistors on integrated circuits doubled at regular intervals has proven… somewhat true. This has become known as Moore’s Law, and the idea is that transistor density doubles every 24 months, thus offering improved performance and efficiency. But things could slow down […]