Kodi 15.0 media center is now available

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The developers of the Kodia cross-platform media center application have released Kodi 15. It’s now available for download for Windows, Linux, and OS X, and Android, as well as other platforms. Android users can also install Kodi from the Google Play Store. Kodi provides a full-screen user interface for navigating music, movies, photos, and other content. […]

Is this the 2015 Moto G smartphone?

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The original Moto G smartphone caught a lot of people’s attention when Motorola launched the phone in 2013. At the time it was uncommon to find a smartphone with a 720p display, a quad-core processor, and other decent specs for under $200. A lot’s changed in the past few years and there’s no shortage of […]

VirtualBox 5.0 lets you drag and drop files between host, guest OS

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VirtualBox is a free and open source virtualization utility that lets you run one operating system from within another. For example, you can create a virtual machine on a Windows computer and use it to install Linux Mint… or vice versa. The software is developed by Oracle, which released version 5.0 earlier this month. There […]

Deals of the Day (7-21-2015)

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Dell’s Venue 8 Pro is a Windows tablet with an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and an Intel Atom processor. I reviewed one way back in late 2013 and found it to be a reasonably decent low-cost tablet, but a pretty poor replacement for a desktop or notebook computer. Since then, Dell has […]

Build a custom USB-C connection hub with Cusby [crowdfunding]

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A handful of laptops, smartphones, and other devices are starting to use the new USB-C standard which you can use to charge a device, connect a display, hook up peripherals, and more. But USB-C isn’t widely adopted yet, so for now you will probably still need an adaptor if you plan on buying a computer […]

Microsoft Surface 3 with LTE hits AT&T

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As promised, Microsoft has released a version of its Surface 3 tablet with support for 4G LTE mobile data connections. AT&T says it’ll begin offering a 4G Surface 3 tablet starting July 24th. You can pay for the tablet a few different ways: spend $400 for the tablet when you buy a Lumia smartphone on […]

Zotac ZBOX CI322 nano: Fanless mini PC with Celeron J1900 Bay Trail

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Zotac’s latest tiny desktop computer with a fanless design features an Intel Celeron J1900 Bay Trail processor, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The Zotac ZBOX CI322 nano looks virtually identical to the company’s CI321 and CI320 models, but features a different chipset under the hood. Zotac’s C-series computers are small desktops that measure […]

Toshiba CEO resigns after overstating profits by $1.2 billion

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Over the past 6 years, Toshiba overstated profits by nearly 152 billion yen, or about $1.2 billion. The company says it will make adjustments to its earnings in response to the findings of in independent investigation committee. Meanwhile, Toshiba CEO and president Hisao Tanaka has stepped down, along with several other high-level Toshiba executives. Toshiba Chairman Masaha […]

Dell launches Latitude 12 Rugged tablet for use in extreme environments

Beauty shot of a Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet (Model 7202), codename Livingstone.

Dell’s Latitude Rugged line of computers are designed to be used in conditions where a normal laptop would fall to pieces. Like Panasonic’s Toughbook line of computers, Dell’s Rugged models are aimed at industrial, manufacturing, military, law enforcement, and other government customers… as well as hikers, mountain climbers, or other adventures looking for a computer that can […]

Buy a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition phone without an invite (in Europe)

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The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is the most powerful phone to date to ship with Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux-based operating system. Last month it went on sale in Europe, but only to customers that had an invitation. Now it’s available for anyone in Europe to buy. The phone’s also available in China, but there’s no word […]

Asus Chromebook Flip now available for $249 and up

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The Asus Chromebook Flip is a convertible notebook with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display which can you can push back 360 degrees to hold the system like a tablet. We’ve seen a lot of convertibles of this type over the past few years, but the Chromebook Flip is one of the smallest, and one of […]

Report: Windows RT will get new Start Menu this fall, not much more

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Microsoft plans to launch an update for Windows RT this fall which the company has said will bring some Windows 10 features to devices like the original Surface and Surface 2 tablets. But don’t expect all that many Windows 10 features. WinBeta reports that Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 will bring a Windows 10-style start menu, […]

Yu launches Yureka Plus phone Cyanogen OS for India

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Indian phone maker Micromax launched a subsidiary called Yu late last year, and partnered with Cyanogen Inc to offer phones with decent hardware and Android-based software at reasonably low prices. The first such phone was the Yureka: a $140ish smartphone with a 5.5 inch display, a quad-core processor, and a 720p display. Now Yu is […]

Deals of the Day (7-20-2015)

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Amazon’s 8.9 inch Fire HDX tablet sports a 2560 x 1600 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and a $379 price tag. But right now Meh.com is offering the tablet for $100 off. There’s a limited quantity available, and when they’re sold out Meh won’t sell anything else until tomorrow. Sound familiar? That’s because Meh’s […]