This is (the outline of) the first Asus smartwatch [Updated]

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Asus plans to unveil its first smartwatch at the IFA trade show in Berlin this September. Now we have our first glimpse of… part of the watch. The company has a habit of posting teasers ahead of major launches, and today’s clue is pretty clearly an outline of a watch. Asus is expected to use […]

Now you can buy a TV with Roku baked in (or just buy a Roku box)

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Roku makes some of the most popular boxes that you can plug into a TV to stream content from Netflix, HBO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and hundreds of other internet services. Now you don’t need a separate box anymore… provided one of the new TVs that has Roku software pre-loaded. TV makers TCL and Hisense are now […]

Nabi Big Tab is a kid-friendly tablet with a TV-sized screen

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Fuhu offers a range of tablets for kids, featuring 5 to 10 inch screens and a custom, kid-friendly version of Google Android. Now the company is thinking big… real big. The company’s latest tablet is called the Big Tab and it’ll come with a choice of 20 inch or 24 inch displays. Arguably these devices are […]

MK903V TV stick is powered by a Rockchip RK3288 processor

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A handful of TV boxes featuring Rockchip’s new ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor have popped up recently, but the MK903V is one of the first that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. The device looks a bit like a chunky USB flash drive, except it has an HDMI port on one end and an antenna […]

Lenovo’s first activity tracker, plus another tablet get regulatory approval

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Lenovo appears to be joining virtually every other consumer electronics company in the wearable space. An unannounced device called the Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 showed up at the Bluetooth SIG website recently, where it’s described as an activity tracker (so don’t expect a full-fledged smartwatch just yet). Meanwhile, the company appears to have a whole group of […]

Blur launcher for Android features custom app “pages”

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One of the things that sets Android apart from some other smartphone operating systems is the fact that you can interact with many apps without leaving your home screen thanks to support for interactive widgets. If you use the Google Now launcher, you can even swipe from the left of your home screen to view […]

Deals of the Day (8-18-2014)

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When Apple first started selling iPads, the company didn’t offer a model for under $499. At the time that was still a pretty good price for a tablet… because there wasn’t a lot of high quality competition. These days Android and Windows tablets are a dime a dozen… and even some of the cheaper models […]

Microsoft pulls some Aug 12th Windows Updates following crash reports

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Microsoft rolled out a series of patches for Windows on August 12th including security patches and a few updates that add new features to the operating system. Unfortunately 4 of the updates have been reported to cause some users’ computers to crash and some people have had problems starting their systems properly. So Microsoft has […]

Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O hits the FCC

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Kobo is getting ready to launch their first waterproof eReader. A new device called the Kobo Aura H2O showed up at the FCC last week, and according to a post from now-retired leak expert Evan Blass in July, that’s the name of Kobo’s new water and dust-proof eReader. The tablet features a 6.8 inch display just […]

HP Stream 14 inch notebook coming soon for $199

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A few years ago PC makers seemed to be focused on driving up the prices of portable computers by emphasizing premium devices such as thin, light, and powerful ultrabooks priced around $1000 and up. These days it looks like companies are moving in the other direction by launching laptops that are priced competitively with smartphones […]