Tommy Hilfiger’s solar jackets can charge your phone (for $599)

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Smartphones never seem to get enough battery life… and sure, you can lug around a spare battery pack in case you run out of juice. But you can also generate some spare power while you’re on the go thanks to backpacks and other accessories with built-in solar panels. Now Tommy Hilfiger is getting in on the solar […]

Deals of the Day (12-04-2014)


The Asus EeeBook X205TA is an inexpensive Windows laptop with an 11.6 inch display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It normally sells for $200, but over the past few weeks it’s been on sale for even lower prices so often that I’m getting kind of tired of featuring it in our roundups of […]

Toshiba Portégé Z20t 2-in-1 laptop launching in 2015


Toshiba will launch a 12.5 inch detachable notebook/tablet with an Intel Core M Broadwell processor and up to 16 hours of battery life early next year. We spotted a listing for the Toshiba Portégé Z20t at the FCC last month, and a few days later Toshiba officially unveiled the 2-in-1 computer, saying it’ll be available in […]

MIPS Creator CI20 dev board is Imagination’s answer to the Raspberry Pi


The Raspberry Pi Foundation showed that there’s a market for low-cost, low-power computers aimed at developers and tinkerers when it began offering tiny ARM-based computers for $35 or less. Two years later, the folks at Imagination Technologies have decided it’s time to offer a similar device, but this time with a MIPS-based processor. The MIPS […]

Huawei launches Kirin 620 octa-core, 64-bit processor

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Chinese device maker Huawei’s latest processor is a 64-bit, 8-core chip called the Kirin 620. The octa-core chip is based on ARM’s CortexA-53 architecture and it’s aimed at mid-range phones, tablets, and other devices. The processor also supports 4G LTE cat 4 with speeds up to 150 Mbps. The Kirin 620 chip features ARM Mali-450 graphics, 1.2 […]

Deals of the Day (12-03-2014)

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The HP Pavilion x2 10 is a Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and a keyboard case that lets you use the system sort of like a notebook. It normally sells for $330 and up, but right now you can pick up a Pavilion x2 10 for as little as $270. If […]

Asus VivoMini desktop coming soon for around $149 and up

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Asus started showing off a tiny new desktop computer with an Intel Haswell processor and support for Windows 8.1 software recently. The Asus VivoMini is expected to sell for around $149 and up in the United States. Now the company is starting to share more details specifications and configuration options for the VivoMini. According to documents obtained […]

Bluetooth 4.2 offers faster, more efficient wireless communication


The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released specifications for the next generation of the low-power, short-range wireless communication protocol. Bluetooth 4.2 will support faster data speeds, offer improved power efficiency, and enhanced security. It will also allow Bluetooth-capable devices to connect to the internet through a router or other access point — no WiFi required. […]

Google releases Android 5.0.1 source code, factory images


About a month after releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has released the source code for Android 5.0.1. It’s a minor update that appears to be mostly aimed at fixing bugs in the initial release. There are also new factory images for the Google Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 10 tablets. Google hasn’t said […]

C64p is a netbook with the guts of a Commodore 64 (kinda)


Ever wished there was a laptop version of the Commodore 64 computer? Now there is. One hardware hacker has taken apart a netbook and replaced the screen, processor, and nearly every other internal component to turn it into a portable Commodore 64 with a 7 inch display, a touchpad that works as a joystick, and […]

Original Amazon Kindle Fire gets Android 5.0 (unofficially)

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Amazon launched its first tablet in 2011. The original Amazon Kindle Fire looks a bit dated by today’s standards: It has just 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processors, and a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. But it’s still a surprisingly capable tablet. Amazon still releases firmware updates […]

Deals of the Day (12-02-2014)

Asus EeeBook X205TA

Didn’t get a chance to pick up that $100 Asus EeeBook X205TA laptop from Staples on Black Friday? No worries… the laptop is always pretty cheap, with a suggested retail price of $200 and a shelf price that’s often much lower. Right now you can pick one up from Best Buy for $149 or from Staples […]