Apple is done selling iPads without Retina displays (mostly)

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When Apple introduced the iPad mini with a Retina display, the company continued selling the original iPad mini with a 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display for a lower price. And when the iPad mini 3 was introduced, the original iPad mini continued to stick around. But now Apple has stopped selling the original […]

Nextbook Ares 8 is a $78 Android tablet that’s not awful

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Budget tablet maker E Fun’s latest low-cost Android tablet is really low-cost. The Nextbook Ares 8 is an 8 inch tablet with Android 5.0 software and a $78 price tag. It’s available exclusively from Walmart, and for a tablet that costs less than a Kindle eReader, it’s actually not bad at all. I got a chance […]

Lilbits 297: Is Google developing app streaming tech?

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Remember when Apple released the first iPhone and promised that all developers would need to do to create great apps was to develop mobile websites that users could open in a browser? It wasn’t long before developers were clamoring for the ability to create native apps that would run as smoothly as the Apple software […]

Giada i58B is a tiny desktop with Intel Broadwell

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Giada offers a range of small form-factor computers including recent models with Intel Bay Trail and 4th-gen Core “Haswell” chips. The company also recently showed off a prototype of an upcoming device that will feature an Intel 6th-generation Core “Skylake” chip later this year (after Intel actually launches those chips). But what about Intel’s current 5th-gen Core chips, […]

Now you can pre-order a Dell PC with Windows 10

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Sure, any computer running Windows 7 or later will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 when the operating system is released on July 29th. But what if you don’t want to go through the hassle of updating? Dell is now taking pre-orders for computers that will come pre-loaded with Windows 10. You […]

CTL launches NL6 Education Chromebook with 180 degree hinge


Educational laptop maker CTL is updating its Chromebook family with a new model sporting an Intel Bay trail processor and a 180 degree hinge which lets you fold the screen so the computer lies flat. The new CTL NL6 Education Chromebook looks a lot like last year’s model, but it has a more powerful Intel Celeron N2940 […]

Deals of the Day (6-18-2015)

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system launches July 29th, and while the software is available as a free upgrade for anyone running a legitimately licensed version of Windows 7 or later, you’ll also be able to buy a Windows 10 license for installation on a new PC. Prices will start at $110 for an OEM version […]

Report: Next-gen Apple Watch to get a Facetime Camera

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The Apple Watch may have just hit the streets, but Apple is reportedly working on a next-gen model which will support additional features thanks to hardware improvements. Among other things, the Apple Watch 2 is said to include a camera for FaceTime video calls, support for connecting to WiFi networks so you can perform many […]

Gaming smartphone from Snail Games up for pre-order for $400


Snail Games introduced gaming smartphone at CES earlier this year, and now it’s available for pre-order from Amazon for $400. While the retail listing says the Snail Mobile W3D will ship in December, Snail says it should actually be available September 29th. Of course you can play games on most smartphones. But there are a few […]

Google Nexus 5 battery replacement surgery

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The Google Nexus 5 is a great smartphone that was released in 2013. But like many of the best phones on the market these days, it has a battery that’s not meant to be replaced. I’ve been using a Nexus 5 as my primary phone since shortly after it was released… and while the phone […]