Sharp launches a 7 inch tablet with Snapdragon 810

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Sharp and Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo have announced plans to begin selling a new 7 inch Android tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and a full HD display in July. It’s called the Sharp Aquos Pad SH-05G and it’s a rather compact tablet with slim bezels around the display. The tablet measures about […]

Google Chrome for Android: No plans for extension support

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Google may be moving to tighten security of the Chrome web browser for Windows and Mac by making it tougher for users to install third-party extensions from sources other than the Chrome Web Store. But at least you can install extensions on those platforms. Chrome for Android doesn’t support extensions at all… and there’s a […]

CBS and Fox mobile apps now support Chromecast streaming

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CBS has updated its Android and iOS apps to support Google’s Chromecast media streaming stick. That means you can fire up the CBS app on your phone or tablet, tap a button, and send recent episodes of CBS shows including Big Bang Theory, NCIS, and Elementary to your TV free of charge. Fox and HGTV […]

Rdio Select offers ad-free music streaming for $3.99 per month*

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Online music streaming service and Spotify-rival Rdio has launched a new subscription plan that offers one of the cheapest ways to stream music in the US without listening to ads. Rdio Select costs just $3.99 per month and lets you listen to ad-free streaming music stations based on artist, song, genre, or other criteria. You […]

Asus ZenPad tablets on the way?


Asus has already revealed plans to launch a new line of tablets under the ZenPad name this year. While the company hasn’t shared much information about the new tablets yet, details are starting to emerge. Notebook Italia and have uncovered some info about the upcoming Asus ZenPad 7 (Z170C) and Asus ZenPad 8 (Z380C) tablets. The […]

Deals of the Day (5-14-2015)

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The Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico is a tiny desktop computer that you can slide into a pocket: it’s not much bigger than a typical smartphone. But it’s a full-fledged (low-power) desktop computer that come with Windows 8.1 with Bing software. When it launched last year the little computer sold for $200. These days you can […]

Raspberry Pi Model B+ price drops to $25

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation is cutting the price of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ single-board computer. You can now snag one for just $25, which is $10 off the original price. Sure, the news comes a few months after the team launched the much more powerful Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But $25 […]

Cricket Wireless brings Microsoft Lumia 640 to the US for $130

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The Microsoft Lumia 640 is a smartphone with a 5 inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. It’s also a pretty affordable device: when Microsoft launched the Lumia 640 in March, the company said it would sell for about $160 without a contract. Now Cricket Wireless is the […]

Walmart to take on Amazon Prime with $50 per year free shipping


Walmart plans to take a page out of Amazon’s book and offer free shipping to subscribers who pay an annual fee. But Walmart’s service will be half the price of an Amazon Prime membership… and it also won’t include as many goodies. For $99 per year Amazon Prime members get free 2-day shipping on many […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is coming soon (probably)

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For the past few years Samsung has launched an “Active” version of its flagship smartphones, offering a rugged case for folks that like a phone that can take a beating. So now that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are available, where’s the Galaxy S6 Active? Samsung hasn’t announced the phone yet, but […]

Sony Xperia A4 launches in Japan, looks a lot like Xperia Z3 Compact

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Sony’s latest smartphone for the Japanese looks an awful lot like one the company has been offering internationally since last fall. The new Sony Xperia A4 features a 4.6 inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 20.7MP rear camera… just like the older Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. The new model will be […]

Google expands ban on Chrome extensions from outside the Web Store

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Like many other web browsers, Google Chrome can work with third-party extensions that change the way the browser behaves under certain circumstances. Want to change every instance of the word “cloud” in a web page with the word “butt?” There’s an extension for that. There are plenty of other extensions available from the Chrome Web […]