Windows 8.1 Update arrives, just as Windows XP support ends

Windows 8.1 Update

Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on Windows XP (for real this time) on the same day that the company is delivering a major update to Windows 8 designed to make the company’s software easier to use on notebook and desktop computers. Goodbye Windows XP Windows XP has been around for more than a decade, and […]

Deals of the Day (4-08-2014)

Asus Transformer Book T300

The Asus Transformer Book T300 is a 13 inch 2-in-1 PC. You can use it as a notebook, or detach the screen and use it as a tablet with a full HD display, an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The system has a list price of about $1000, […]

HP Spectre 13 Pro ultrabook means business

HP Spectre 13 Pro

HP is giving its Spectre 13 ultrabook a business-friendly makeover. The HP Spectre 13 Pro is a thin and light laptop with an Intel Haswell processor, a choice of a 13.3 inch 1080p or 2560 x 1440 pixel touchscreen display, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of solid state storage. But unlike […]

Lenovo’s new A Series tablets coming to America for $129 and up

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Lenovo recently introduced 4 new budget Android tablets, and now the company has announced that variations of those models are coming to the United States in May for $129 and up. The new 7, 8, and 10 inch tablets are low-cost devices which Lenovo is positioning as multimedia devices. Lenovo TAB A7-50 and A7-40 ($129) […]

LG G Watch to launch by July for under $300 (in the UK)

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The LG G Watch is expected to be one of the first smartwatches powered by Google’s Android Wear platform. LG has already said that the watch would be available by this summer. Now the folks at Pocket Lint have confirmed that it’s due out before July and that it’ll sell for £180 in the UK. That’s […]

Chromecast updates: YouTube Live, ShowYou, Netflix second screen

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Another day, another few updates for Google’s Chromecast media streamer. Netflix has updated its mobile apps to offer an improved second screen experience when you’re streaming videos to a Chromecast. Video aggregator ShowYou has added Chromecast support. And now you can watch live streaming video from YouTube on a Chromecast. YouTube Live Streaming There are […]

PocketBook introduces an eReader with a camera and OCR software

pocketbook ultra with camera

PocketBook’s latest eReader features a 6 inch Carta eE Ink display and something you don’t often see on an eReader: a camera. The Pocketbook Ultra has a camera built into the back of the case, allowing you to snap photos of documents and convert them into text files you can read on the high contrast […]

Deals of the Day (4-07-2014)


There’s no shortage of devices that let you stream internet video to a TV. Amazon recently launched its Fire TV platform. Roku still offers access to more content than just about anyone else. And Google may be getting ready to launch a new Android TV platform. But the humble Google Chromecast is one of the […]

Oppo Find 7a up for pre-order for $499

Oppo Find 7a

Chinese phone maker Oppo is now taking pre-orders for the Oppo Find 7a, an unlocked premium smartphone with a full HD display, a speedy processor, and models designed to work in the US or internationally. You can order a carrier unlocked Oppo Find 7a for $499, and while supplies last, that price includes extras including […]

Samsung Chromebook 2 up for pre-order for $320 and up

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Samsung’s new octa-core Chrome OS laptops are now available for pre-order for $320 and up. The notebooks should start shipping in late April. The Samsung Chromebook 2 is powered by an 8-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It comes in two models. For $320 you can get one with […]

Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 808, 810 chips coming in 2015

snapdragon 810

Chip maker Qualcomm has already promised to deliver its first 64-bit chips later this year. But the Snapdragon 410, 610, and 615 chips are chips for mid-range devices and they’ll likely be used in mid-range smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm plans to shake things up a bit in the first half of 2015 though, whn the […]