Comcast bringing 2Gbps Internet service across the US starting next month

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Comcast has announced it will begin rolling out 2 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) broadband service across the U.S. starting with a launch in the Atlanta market next month. Comcast calls the speedy internet service Gigabit Pro and it’ll be available to any home with close proximity to the company’s fiber network — but it will require special equipment and […]

Deals of the Day (4-02-2015)

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The Lenovo S21e is a portable notebook with an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and Windows 8.1 with Bing software. Normally priced at $400, the laptop doesn’t seem like much of a bargain when you can pick up devices with similar hardware for around half the price. But right now […]

Mouse Computer launches Windows PC Stick with built-in fan

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Over the past few months we’ve seen a wave of tiny computers featuring Intel Atom processors, Windows 8.1 software, and designs that look like chunky USB flash drives. Worried that devices like the Intel Compute Stick or MeegoPad T01 will overheat in those tiny, fanless cases? Japan’s Mouse Computer has a solution. The company has developed […]

HBO coming to Sling TV for $15 per month

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So much for Apple’s exclusive deal to offer HBO Now to customers for $15 per month. Dish Network-owned Sling TV has announced that subscribers to its live (and on-demand) TV-over-the-internet service will be able to add HBO to their package for an extra $15 per month. Interestingly, the Sling TV press refers to “HBO” 20 times, […]

Acer Chromebase is an all-in-one, touchscreen Chrome OS desktop PC

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Acer has been offering Chromebooks for several years. In fact, the company was one of the first to launch a laptop running Google’s Chrome operating system. More recently Acer branched out into Chromeboxes, which are desktop computers with Chrome OS software. Now Acer is launching its first Chromebase: an all-in-one  Chrome OS desktop PC. The […]

Deals of the Day (4-01-2015… really!)

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The 2nd-gen Motorola Moto X is a smartphone with a 5.2 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a customizable design thanks to the Moto Maker utility. While it doesn’t have the bleeding edge hardware of the latest phones from Samsung or HTC, it’s still a pretty solid device… especially when you can […]

Microsoft release MS-DOS Mobile for April Fools (And it really works)

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It’s April Fools’ Day, and while some companies are taking the opportunity to joke about artisanal selfie sticks or smart desk phones, others are going the extra mile and releasing working products. Google’s Pac-Man layer for Google Maps was actually playable. The OnePlus DR-1 flying drone was actually available for purchase (briefly). And if you […]

OnePlus launches a real $20 drone for April Fools’ Day

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For the past few weeks the makers of the OnePlus One smartphone have been teasing their next product called OnePlus DR-1. Today they officially unveiled the DR-1 and it’s a cheap flying drone. Not exactly a “game changer” as promised, but not entirely an April Fools’ joke either. The company actually put the DR-1 in […]

Lilbits (3-31-2015): Firefox 37 released

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Mozilla releases new versions of the Firefox web browser roughly every 6 weeks, so not every new build has a lot of shiny new features. But with the launch of Firefox 37, the team did make a few interesting changes. There are a number of security improvements, support for native HTML5 playback of YouTube videos […]

Google now lets developers bring any Android app to Chrome OS

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Google started working with a handful of developers to bring Android apps to Chrome OS last year. But 6 months later, there are still only a handful of Android apps in the Chrome Web Store. That could change very soon, because Google is now letting any Android developer port their apps or games to run on […]

Deals of the Day (3-31-2015)

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Dell’s Inspiron 13 7000 Series is a line of 2-in-1 laptops with 13.3 inch touchscreen displays that can rotate 360 degrees until the notebook becomes a tablet. Prices normally start at $600, but if you want a model with a full HD screen, a Broadwell processor, and 8GB of RAm you’ll typically have to pay […]