Samsung introduces Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen

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Samsung unveiled the first members of its new Galaxy Tab A series of mid-range tablets this week. They come in 8 and 9.7 inch sizes, feature quad-core 64-bit processors, and have 4:3 aspect ratio displays. We first learned about the tablets when Samsung held an event in Russia. Now Samsung Netherlands has issued a press […]

Microsoft, Xiaomi to offer Windows 10 update for some Android phone

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There’s not much difference between the hardware on a smartphone running Android, Windows Phone, or other modern mobile operating systems. That’s why it was relatively trivial for HTC to launch both Android and Windows versions of its flagship smartphone last year. Now Microsoft is going one step further by partnering with Chinese phone maker Xiaomi […]

HTC UH OH: Break your HTC One within a year and HTC will replace it

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Buy a smartphone, laptop, or other gadget and you’ll probably get a limited warranty that essentially covers hardware failures that aren’t your fault. But if you want insurance against things that are your fault, you typically need to pay extra for an accidental damage plan. HTC is shaking things up a bit by bundling a new 1-year […]

Acer Chromebook 15 with Core i5 Broadwell coming soon for $500

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Want a Chromebook with an Intel Core i5 Broadwell processor, but don’t want to spend $1000 on a new Chromebook Pixel? Acer’s got you covered with a new model that will sell for about half the price. In January the company introduced the Acer Chromebook 15 and promise that it’d be available with either a Celeron […]

ECS introduces LIVA mini PCs with Braswell, Broadwell chips

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As promised, ECS is showing off new versions of its LIVA mini-desktop computer at CeBIT in Germany this week. Right now the company offers several little computers featuring low-power Intel Bay Trail processors. Later this year ECS will start selling more powerful models. There are two new models on display at CeBIT: The ECS Liva […]

WSJ: Apple could launch internet TV platform this fall

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Apple may be preparing to launch a new internet TV service later this year, featuring live broadcasts from around 25 channels as well as a large library of on-demand content. The Wall Street Journal reports the service would cost about $30 to $40 per month, which would set it apart from other subscription-based internet video services […]

Samsung launches mid-range Galaxy Tab A tablets in Russia

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Samsung is expanding its line of Android tablets with new models sporting 8 and 9.7 inch screens. Both of the tablets are part of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A family and they’ll be available starting in April. The company introduced the Galaxy Tab A series tablets at an event in Russia, where they’re expected to […]

Deals of the Day (3-17-2015)

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In the market for a new Android smartphone? How about two? Motorola is running a promotion that lets you snag a free Moto E (2nd gen) smartphone when you buy a Moto X (2nd gen). Spend $400 or more on the Moto X and you can save $120 on a second phone… and one that […]

Would you use a Microsoft browser not called Internet Explorer?


Microsoft is building a new web browser for Windows 10. It’s code-named Spartan, but eventually it will be called something else. What it won’t be called is Internet Explorer. While Windows 10 will ship with both Spartan and Internet Explorer so that enterprise users and others can continue to use the legacy web browser, Microsoft has confirmed […]

Google is now manually reviewing Play Store apps

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One of the key differences between the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store has long been that Apple employees manually review apps before you can download them, while Google has taken a more hands-off approach. This lets developers make Android apps available to users quickly, but it also leads to a lot of spammy, […]

Chromecast gains (some) support for TV remote controls


So you use one of Google’s $35 Chromecast devices to stream internet videos to your TV. But you’re tired of grabbing and unlocking your phone every time you want to pause or play a video. No problem. You might be able to use your TV remote instead. Google recently rolled out a Chromecast software update that […]

Nintendo games are coming to smartphones

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Right now if you want to play a Super Mario Bros or Mario Kart game on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll have to fire up an emulator. That will change this fall, when Nintendo will officially begin offering games for smart mobile devices for the first tame. The Japanese game company has announced a partnership […]

Original Samsung Galaxy S gets Android 5.1 (unofficially)

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The original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone launched in mid-2010 and it’s been a long time since Samsung has release a software update for the phone. But nearly 5 years later independent developers are keeping the phone up to date. Xda-developers forum member humberos has released a custom ROM that brings Android 5.1 Lollipop to the first-gen […]