Nokia Lumia 530 is an €85 Windows Phone for price-conscious shoppers

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Microsoft may have axed Nokia’s Android and feature phone products since taking over the Nokia phone team. But that doesn’t Microsoft doesn’t still have big plans for the cheap smartphone space. It’s just that those plans involve handsets running Windows Phone software. Meet the Nokia Lumia 530. It’s a 4 inch Windows Phone device that […]

Lilbits (7-22-2014): Even more tablets from Archos

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French company Archos has bee selling Android tablets since before Google officially supported tablets. In the early days Archos tablets were among the few options available for folks that wanted Android on a device that wasn’t a phone. When other device makers started getting in on the action, Archos still stood out for a while due […]

Flexible display, battery technology advances

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Try hard enough to bend your smartphone, tablet or laptop in half and you’ll probably break it. But gadgets of the future could be a bit more… flexible. Or at least damage-resistant. A handful of devices on the market already use flexible displays. That doesn’t mean you can roll them up, but it does mean […]

Huawei Honor H60 smartphone could sport 4GB of RAM

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Huawei appears to be working on a smartphone with a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor, 16GB of storage, and a full HD display. Oh yeah, it also has 4GB of RAM, which means that the Huawei Honor H60 smartphone could have more memory than many laptop computers. Details about the upcoming phone showed up at China’s […]

Deals of the Day (7-22-2014)

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Amazon is off offering a 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet with 4G LTE for $100 off. Humble Bundle is offering a crazy good deal on dozens of digital comics. And you can pick up a Pogoplug wireless backup device for just $8… and use it like a cheap, headless Linux PC if you like. […]

Pale Moon’s Firefox-based browser ported to Android

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Pale Moon is an open source web browser based on Firefox. It’s compatible with Firefox extensions, optimized for speedy performance on modern computers, and it has one killer feature that’s probably done the most to make the desktop version of Pale Moon popular with many users: it doesn’t adopt the Australis user interface introduced with […]

NVIDIA launches $299 Shield tablet for gaming on the go

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The NVIDIA Shield Tablet is an 8 inch Android tablet with a full HD display, an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with Kepler graphics, and a starting price of $299. While that makes it a bit more expensive than an entry-level Kindle Fire HDX or Google Nexus tablet, the Shield Tablet is designed for video games, and […]

Xiaomi Mi Band is a $13 fitness tracker

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Xiaomi may be best known for offering high-quality smartphones at mid-range prices… like the new Xiaomi Mi4. But the company also produces smart TVs, WiFi routers, and other gadgets. Now Xiaomi is hopping on the fitness tracker bandwagon. The Xiaomi Mi Band is a wearable activity tracker that sells for just $13. The little guy […]

Xiaomi Mi4 is a flagship phone with a budget price

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Chinese phone maker Xiaomi’s latest phone features a 5 inch, full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 3080mAh battery. In other words it’s got specs to rival some of the most powerful Android phones on the market. But it’s priced to sell. A Xiaomi Mi4 with 16GB of storage […]

Meet the first games designed for Amazon’s Fire Phone

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The Amazon Fire Phone is scheduled to start shipping to customers on July 25th. One of the phone’s most unusual features is a 3D user interface that uses a series of cameras to keep track of what you’re looking at and adjust the display appropriately. Want to do more with the Fire Phone’s “Dynamic Perspective” […]

Lilbits (7-21-2014): Are you ready for 8TB hard drives?

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My first desktop computer didn’t have a hard drive. My first system that did came with a whopping 40MB of storage. We’ve come a long way since then. You can buy terabytes of storage for under a hundred bucks. Still, it’s kind of mind-boggling that Seagate has announced it’s begun shipping samples of its first 8TB […]

Tizen update turns the Samsung Galaxy Gear into a Gear 2 (almost)

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Samsung is now offering a free software update to owners of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch that kind of turns last year’s smartwatch into this year’s Gear 2 watch. No, the software update won’t give you a slightly faster processor or a heart-rate sensor, but it will replace that Android software that came with the […]