Google Glass gets KitKat update

google glass update

Google is updating the software for its Google Glass wearable computer, bringing new features, updating the software to Android 4.4 KitKat, and removing one feature. The update should be available later this week, and it comes just as Google is opening up the platform to more users. For a limited time starting April 15th, anyone […]

Lilbits (4-14-2014): MS Office for Chrome (kinda)

Microsoft Office web apps in Chrome

Microsoft may want you to pay $99 per year or more to use Office 365. But Office isn’t the only game in town these days, and over the past few years Microsoft has been working to make its free, cloud-based version of Office a bit more competitive with Google Docs and other free alternatives. Now […]

foobar2000 music player goes mobile (via crowdfunding… maybe)

foobar2000

Foobar2000 is one of the most popular music players for Windows PCs. The free media player has a simple but customizable user interface, support for a wide range of audio codecs, CD ripping, keyboard shortcuts, and more. Now the developers want to bring foobar2000 want to bring their software to mobile devices. They’ve launched a […]

Samsung’s next camera-centric phone launching April 29th?

samsung galaxy k

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone in 2013, featuring the kind of hardware that you normally only get with a standalone camera. Now it looks like Samsung is getting ready to launch a next-generation smartphone with a high quality camera. The company is holding an event in Singapore on Tuesday April 29th to introduce […]

T-Mobile kills overage fees, urges other carriers to follow suit

t-mobile overage

T-Mobile has been taking some big steps to brand itself as the “un-carrier” over the past year by eliminating contracts, paying your early termination fee when you switch from another carrier, offering unlimited international text and data in 100 countries, and more. Now T-Mobile is eliminating overage fees, which means that US customers won’t have […]

Deals of the Day (4-14-2014)

PNY Turbo Flash Drive

Solid state storage prices have been steadily falling over the past few years, but most entry-level ultrabooks and tablets still come with just 32GB to 128GB of storage. Need more space — or want some removable storage? TigerDirect is running a sale on PNY USB flash drives and SDXC cards, letting you pick up 256GB […]

Windows Phone 8.1 released to developers (anyone can be a developer)

Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has released the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1, the first version of the company’s smartphone operating system to feature the new “Cortana” voice assistant, a pull-down action center for responding to notifications and accessing settings, and many other enhancements. The first phones with Windows Phone 8.1 are expected to ship later this month […]

Rockchip RK3288 demo: Chromium OS TV box, Android tablets with 8-second boot

Rockchip RK3288 board

Rockchip’s RK3288 processor is starting to show up in Android-powered tablets and TV boxes. Now Rockchip is also showing off a prototype of Chromium OS running on a system with its new ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. Chromium OS is the open source version of Google’s Chrome operating system.¬†Rockchip says the ARM Cortex-A17 processor offers strong […]

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet coming soon for $700 and up?

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More details have emerged about Lenovo’s upcoming 10 inch, business-friendly Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Z3795 Bay Trail processor. The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 is epxected to be one of the most powerful and versatile Atom-powered tablets to date. It’ll also be one of the more expensive models, with prices as high as $1200 for […]

Hands-on: Lenovo’s new low-cost A Series Android tablets

lenovo A Series

Lenovo’s new A Series line of Android tablets are designed to be… cheap. And that’s what they are. Lenovo plans to sell the new tablets in the US starting in May with list prices of $129 and up — but the company will also be offering coupons that bring the starting price for the 7 […]