Sony unveils SmartEyeglass developer preview

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Sony wants in on the head-mounted wearable space pioneered by Google Glass. The company has just unveiled a SmartEyeglass software developer kit preview. At this point developers can work with a device emulator to create and test apps, but the idea is to eventually produce a piece of smart eyewear that will let users interact […]

Deals of the Day (9-19-2014)

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The HP Spectre 13 X2 is a 2-in-1 ultrabook which becomes a tablet when you detach the screen from its keyboard dock. The system has a 13.3 inch full HD touchscreen display, an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, and HP says it should offer up to 9 […]

Native support for Netflix coming to Ubuntu

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Want to move from Windows or OS X to Ubuntu or another GNU/Linux operating system? You’ll lose Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and some other apps that aren’t available for Linux, but you’ll be able to use open source alternatives such as LibreOffice and GIMP. But up until now there’s been one thing that’s been tricky […]

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro specs leaked: 13 inch convertible with Intel Core M

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Lenovo’s next Yoga Pro convertible notebook is on the way, and it could be one of the first devices to ship with an Intel Core M Broadwell low-power processor. We first heard about the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro in a listing from Indonesian regulatory agency Postel last month. Now more details are emerging. Redditor commodoor posted […]

Ubuntu for smartphones hits RTM (release to manufacturing) stage

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The first smartphones to run Ubuntu software could ship later this year, and they’re expected to sell for between $200 and $400. Development of the open source operating system for smartphones and tablets has been taking place in public view, and there are tools that let anyone try a pre-release build of Ubuntu on existing phones, tablets, […]

Acer C720 Chromebook with Core i3 review

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Acer was one of the first companies to launch a laptop running Google’s Chrome operating system, and the company has updated its Chrome OS laptops a number of times over the past few years. This year’s lineup includes models with bigger screens, ARM and Intel Celeron and Bay Trail processors, and Acer’s most powerful Chromebook […]

Deals of the Day (9-18-2014)

asus zenbook

In the market for a big discount on an ultrabook or tablet? If you don’t mind buying refurbished models, today might be your day. Woot is running a sale on Asus Zenbook thin and light laptops with models starting at just $500 (although I’d recommend checking out some of the higher-priced Zenbooks like this $650 […]

OnePlus One smartphone “pre-order” period begins in October

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The OnePlus One smartphone features top-tier specs at a mid-range price. For $299 you get a phone with a 5.5 inch, full HD display, 3GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. But it’s tough to actually get your hands on the first phone form OnePlus. There’s a limited supply of phones from this […]

Now you can run most Android apps on a Chromebook (unofficially)

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Google recently rolled limited support for running Android apps on a Chromebook. At launch only 4 Android apps were added to the Chrome Web Store: Duolingo, Evernote, Vine, and Sight Words. But while you’re waiting for more Android apps to hit Chrome’s app store you can actually get just about any Android app to run […]

Notion Ink launches a $330 Windows tablet for India

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Notion Ink grabbed headlines a few years ago when the Indian company designed one of the first Android tablets with an NVIDIA Tegra processor and unusual features including a custom user interface and a sunlight viewable display from Pixel Qi. But the Notion Ink Adam tablet got mixed reviews at best and over the past […]