Cyanogen, Microsoft partnership means more Bing on Cyanogen OS phones

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Cyanogen OS is an operating system for mobile devices that’s based on Google Android… but the makers of Cyanogen OS have been pretty vocal about plans to reduce their reliance on Google’s apps. Now the company has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft, which means  future versions of the Android-based operating system could feature tight […]

Are you ready for ads on your smartwatch?

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As smartwatches become more popular with users, Juniper Research expects them to become more popular with another group as well: advertisers. According to the resarch firm, spending on smartwatch ads is expected to rise in the coming years, although even if it does hit the forecast of nearly $70 million by 2019, that’s kind of […]

Jide to release Remix OS custom ROM for Nexus 9, Nexus 10 tablets

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Jide’s Remix Ultra Tablet is an 11.6 inch tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, a full HD display, and a few special features including a keyboard cover, a built-in kickstand, and a magnetic charger that snaps into place. But the most unusual thing about the tablet is probably it’s operating system: Remix OS is a […]

New dual-boot TV boxes run Android + Ubuntu or Windows

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Like the idea of a TV box that runs Android and has access to thousands of apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and XBMC, but don’t want to buy one unless it can also handle desktop apps like Office or LibreOffice? No problem: there are a handful of dual-boot devices on the market that let you […]

Deals of the Day (4-15-2015)

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Humble Bundle has made a business out of offering groups of games (or eBooks, or other items) for low prices while letting customers choose how to divvy up the sales price so the money is split between the game makers, Humble Bundle, and charity. But right now game developer Electronic Arts is offering over $100 […]

Microsoft unveils the $149 Lumia 540 Dual SIM smartphone

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Microsoft’s latest smartphone is an affordable phone with a 5 inch, 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor, and a rather affordable price tag. The Lumia 540 Dual SIM should be available in May for about $149. As the name implies, the phone supports two SIM cards so you can use the phone on […]

Huawei introduces P8 smartphone

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Huawei’s latest flagship phone features a 5.2 inch display, a metal unbody case, and a slim design: the Huawei P8 measures just 6.4mm thick, making it thinner than an iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6. The phone also has rather slim bezels, which helped Huawei to make a phone with a 5.2 inch screen that’s […]

EU antitrust officials accuse Google of abusing its monopoly position in search, maybe smartphones

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The European Commission has been looking into questions of whether Google has been using its dominant position in search to violate European Union antitrust rules — and the commission has sent a Statement of Objection suggesting that the US-based search company’s shopping comparison system may cross that line. The Commission has also started looking into […]

OnePlus Two (and another phone) coming in second half of 2015

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Chinese startup OnePlus made a name for itself last year with the launch of the OnePlus One smartphone — a device with high-end specs at a mid-range price. Despite limited supplies and a kind of annoying invite-only system, the company managed to sell about a million phones in 2014. Now OnePlus officials tells Bloomberg the […]

Check out Windows 10 on a small tablet screen

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At the beginning of the year, Microsoft announced that new tablets with a display smaller than eight inches would be outfitted with a version of Windows 10 that would be more akin to Windows Phone than the full desktop operating system. Today, WinBeta has published a series of screenshots showing just what the truncated version […]

e-Paper display for Raspberry Pi [crowdfunding]

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The Raspberry Pi is a small, cheap single-board computer designed with tinkering in mind: there are connectors that let you add a range of existing accessories, or which you can use to design your own. Right now on Kickstarter, you can invest in the manufacturing of an e-paper display that is designed specifically to fit […]

China’s LeTV launches 3 smartphones with USB Type-C

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You know those fancy new USB Type-C connectors Apple and Google are using in their new laptops? They’re not just for laptops. China’s LeTV has just unveiled a series of smartphones that also have USB Type-C. The LeTV One, One Pro, and Max all feature the new connectors… as well as some other pretty nifty […]