Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 Special Edition review


Dell offers a line of convertible laptops with 13.3 inch touchscreen displays and a special hinge that lets you push the screen back 360 degrees and hold the tablet like a tablet. Prices for the Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 start at $500 for a model with an Intel Pentium processor and a 1366 x […]

Intel 5×5: Smallest PC board with upgradeable CPU socket


There’s a growing number of tiny PCs on the market, including models like the Intel Compute Stick that are small enough to close your fist around and larger, more powerful models including Intel NUC-sized computers with Celeron, Pentium, or Core series processors. Now Intel is introducing a new platform for tiny PCs… and it has […]

Intel says Thunderbolt 3 will bring external graphics to laptops

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The lines between desktop and notebook computers are getting thinner and thinner. Intel has announced plans to bring its enterprise-class Xeon processors to notebooks, and offer unlocked, overclockable K series processors for notebooks later this year. Want even more power in your notebook? How about an external graphics card? Intel says notebooks that feature Thunderbolt […]

Sony SmartBand 2 fitness tracker has heart (rate sensor)

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Sony is updating its line of wearable fitness trackers with a new model that features a heart rate sensor so you can track your pulse in addition to your steps. The Sony SmartBand 2 pairs with your smartphone and saves data to the Sony Lifelog app. The wristband also features 3 LED lights and a […]

Deals of the Day (8-20-2015)

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The Dell Chromebook 11 is one of the sturdiest Chrome OS laptops, and also one of thew few to be available with something faster than an Intel Celeron processor. But it’s also relatively expensive for a Chromebook, with prices typically starting at $250, and climbing higher for models with 4GB of RAM, Core i3 chips, or […]

Android Wear adds interactive watch faces, Google Translate

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Google has announced that Android Wear now supports watch faces with interactive elements. The software update also brings support for Google Translate to Google’s smartwatch software. Android Wear 1.3 also brings at least one more feature: the LG G Watch R now supports WiFi. That’s a feature that rolled out to a number of other […]

HBO Now launches for Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick

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Want to watch HBO without paying for a cable or satellite subscription? HBO Now lets you stream the network’s movies and TV shows over the internet for $15 per month. When the service first launched earlier this year it was only available for apple products. These days you can use HBO Now with Google Chromecast, phones and […]

Smartphone growth on the decline

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While the PC market has seen declining growth in recent years, smartphones have generally been a bright spot: phone makers have been selling more smartphones each year than the last. But that kind of growth might not last much longer. Research from Gartner shows a slowdown in the worldwide growth rate of smartphone sales. Sure, […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, new Lumia phones coming in October?


Microsoft is reportedly preparing to launch several new hardware products in October, probably including an updated version of its Surface Pro tablet, new high-end smartphones, and possibly some other products. Reports from WPDang and The Verge suggest that Microsoft could use the event to launch the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones we’ve been hearing rumors […]

Report: BlackBerry’s first Android phone coming in November

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BlackBerry’s first smartphone running Google Android software could hit the streets in November. Concerned that it won’t feel like a BlackBerry device without BlackBerry OS? Don’t worry: it’ll have one of BlackBerry’s other signature features: a physical keyboard. The phone is reportedly code-named the BlackBerry Venice, and we’ve been hearing rumors about the phone for a […]