Deals of the Day (11-14-2014)

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Lenovo’s Yoga line of 2-in-1 laptops come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all straddle the line between notebook and tablet. Lift the lid to a 100 degree angle or so, and you’ve got a laptop. Push it back 360 degrees so it’s back-to-back with the keyboard, and you’ve got a tablet. […]

Reports: Xiaomi developing a $65 smartphone


Chinese device maker Xiaomi is known for offering cheap phones, tablets, and other products. But the company’s next phone might be one of its cheapest yet: ther eare reports that Xiaomi is working on a $65 smartphone. The device is said to feature a Leadcore LC1860 processor. That’s a 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 processor with Mali-T628 […]

Amazon brings Family Library to recent Kindle eReaders

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Amazon Family Library lets members of your household share books, movies, and music across devices. If you buy a song with your Amazon account your spouse can listen to that tune on a Fire tablet with a linked account. Now Family Library is available for the latest Kindle eReaders, letting you share eBooks across two linked […]

Samsung introduces “Advanced S Pen” for Galaxy Note phones

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Samsung’s been offering Galaxy Note smartphones and tablets with a digital pen called the S Pen for writing or drawing for a few years, and the company keeps adding new features that makes the pen more useful, such as the ability to use it to capture screenshots, scrub video, and more. Now Samsung is introducing an […]

BlackBerry Classic goes up for pre-order for $449

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Die-hard BlackBerry fans who have been underwhelmed by the company’s past few phones with big, touchscreen displays can now pre-order a device that looks a lot more like a classic BlackBerry. In fact, it’s called the BlackBerry Classic. BlackBerry is taking pre-orders for $449, and expects the phone to ship in mid-December. The BlackBerry Classic […]

Notion Ink Cain8 Windows tablet hits India

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The Notion Ink Adam tablet made a splash a few years ago (before drowning) with a tablet that offered unusual features that looked great on paper and less great in the real world. These days the company is producing more conventional-looking tablets in its home country of India. Last month Notion Ink introduced a 10 […]

Deals of the Day (11-13-2014)

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Not a fan of Google’s Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 tablets (or their price tags), but want to get your hands on a new device that can run Android 5.0 Lollipop? Expansys is offering some great deals on 2012-era Nexus phones and tablets, with Nexus 7 models going for as little as $80 and Nexus […]

Sony hopes to replace your cable TV service with PlayStation Vue

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Sony’s new PlayStation Vue is an internet TV service which the company is positioning as an alternative to traditional cable. Customers will get access to about 70 channels of live and on-demand content, a digital program guide, and personalized channels based on the content you like. PlayStation Vue will be available in limited beta in […]

Insignia Flex $100 Windows tablet now available from Best Buy

Insignia Flex tablet

Looking for a Windows tablet that costs less than a Kindle Paperwhite? You might want to head over to Best Buy. The retailer is selling the Insignia Flex tablet with an 8 inch screen, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and Windows 8.1 for $100. This isn’t the first $99 Windows tablet we’ve seen. The […]

NVIDIA brings Android 5.0 (and more) to the Shield tablet

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The NVIDIA Shield tablet is an 8 inch Android tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor and an emphasis on gaming. It has afull HD display, stereo front-facing speakers, and a starting price of $299. NVIDIA also wants the Shield tablet to be one of the first to run Android 5.0 Lollipop: a software update will […]

Rikomagic introduces TV boxes with Allwinner A80, Amlogic S812 chips


Rikomagic recently launched the MK902 II Android PC/TV box with a speedy Rockchip RK3288 quad-core processor. Now the company has a few new models featuring different chips. The Rikomagic MK80 TV box has an Allwinner A80 octa-core processor, while the MK12 has an Amlogic S812 chip. All of these devices run Google Android 4.4 KitKat with custom, […]

Titanium Backup released for Android 5.0

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Titanium Backup is probably one of the most useful apps you can use on a rooted device — but now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out to some devices, the bad news is that Titanium Backup doesn’t officially support Lollipop. The good news is that the developer has released a test version that does work […]