Allwinner unveils H8 octa-core CPU for set top boxes and game consoles

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Chinese chip maker Allwinner makes low-cost processors that are most often found in inexpensive Android tablets. But the company is going after the TV box market with its new Allwinner H8 processor. Allwinner says the new 8-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor is designed for game consoles and other set top boxes. The chip features PowerVR SGX544 […]

Deals of the Day (10-10-2014)

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There’s a new crop of Windows tablets on the market featuring 8 inch screens, Intel Atom Z3735 Bay Trail processors, and price tags below $200. But these models tend to have less RAM and storage than the first generation of Windows 8 tablets which launched late last year and early in 2014. The good news […]

Kobo stops making tablets, shifts focus to eReaders and apps

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Digital bookseller Kobo currently offers a line of eReaders and a line of Android tablets. But moving forward, Kobo president Michael Tamblyn tells The Bookseller that the company plans to focus on eReaders and apps that can run on tablets from other companies. Kobo doesn’t currently plan to continue developing its own tablets. The move makes […]

Netflix now supports Linux (via Google Chrome)

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It’s official: you can now stream videos from Netflix on a computer running Linux. You don’t need to change your browser agent, install WINE, or make any other changes. Just download and install Google Chrome 38 and login to your Netflix account. You will need to download the browser from http://google.com/chrome. The open source Chromium […]

Acer Aspire R 13 convertible notebook hits the FCC

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Acer’s Aspire R 13 is a notebook with a touchscreen display that can flip so it faces away from the keyboard or folds down over it so you can hold the computer like a tablet. First introduced at the IFA trade show in Berlin in September, the Aspire R 13 is scheduled to hit the streets later this […]

Lenovo introduces ThinkPad Yoga 14

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Like Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga convertible notebook, but wish it had a larger screen? Lenovo’s introducing a new model with a 14 inch display. The ThinkPad Yoga 14 features a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage. The company didn’t give this model any screen time during its Yoga event in […]

Lenovo introduces the Yoga 3 Pro convertible notebook

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Lenovo’s newest Yoga convertible notebook measures half an inch thick and weighs 2.6 pounds, but the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is a notebook with an Intel Core M broadwell processor, Windows software, and a screen that bends over backward so you can use the system like a tablet. The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro features a […]

Sony Xperia Z3v and Smartwatch 3 coming to Verizon in October

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Sony and Verizon have unveiled a new Verizon-specific version of the Xperia Z3 smartphone. It’s called the Sony Xperia Z3v, and it’ll be available from Verizon starting October 23rd for $199 with a 2-year contract. The recently introduced Sony Smartwatch 3 will also be available from Verizon starting later this month. Like the global version of […]

3 more native Android apps hit the Chrome Web Store

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Google is working with Android app developers to bring more native Android apps to the Chrome Web Store. This lets you run Android apps on Chromebook or Chromebox. The first batch of Android apps for Chrome OS launched in September, with a few high-profile apps including Evernote, Vine, and Duolingo. The second batch is a bit […]