HTC launches One (M8) with Windows Phone software

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What happens if you take HTC’s latest flagship phone and replace the Android operating system with Windows Phone? Apparently you get the HTC One (M8) for Windows… a new phone that’s available in the United States exclusively from Verizon. Update: And AT&T. You can pick one up starting this afternoon for $100 when you sign up […]

HTC J Butterfly waterproof smartphone launches in Asia

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What do you get if you take the HTC One (M8), add a waterproof and dustproof (but plastic) case? Apparently you get the HTC J Butterfly, which the company just introduced for the Japanese market. A similar phone called the HTC Butterfly 2 will also launch in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other Asian markets starting in […]

This is (the outline of) the first Asus smartwatch [Updated]

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Asus plans to unveil its first smartwatch at the IFA trade show in Berlin this September. Now we have our first glimpse of… part of the watch. The company has a habit of posting teasers ahead of major launches, and today’s clue is pretty clearly an outline of a watch. Asus is expected to use […]

Now you can buy a TV with Roku baked in (or just buy a Roku box)

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Roku makes some of the most popular boxes that you can plug into a TV to stream content from Netflix, HBO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and hundreds of other internet services. Now you don’t need a separate box anymore… provided one of the new TVs that has Roku software pre-loaded. TV makers TCL and Hisense are now […]

Nabi Big Tab is a kid-friendly tablet with a TV-sized screen

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Fuhu offers a range of tablets for kids, featuring 5 to 10 inch screens and a custom, kid-friendly version of Google Android. Now the company is thinking big… real big. The company’s latest tablet is called the Big Tab and it’ll come with a choice of 20 inch or 24 inch displays. Arguably these devices are […]

MK903V TV stick is powered by a Rockchip RK3288 processor

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A handful of TV boxes featuring Rockchip’s new ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor have popped up recently, but the MK903V is one of the first that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. The device looks a bit like a chunky USB flash drive, except it has an HDMI port on one end and an antenna […]

Lenovo’s first activity tracker, plus another tablet get regulatory approval

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Lenovo appears to be joining virtually every other consumer electronics company in the wearable space. An unannounced device called the Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 showed up at the Bluetooth SIG website recently, where it’s described as an activity tracker (so don’t expect a full-fledged smartwatch just yet). Meanwhile, the company appears to have a whole group of […]

Blur launcher for Android features custom app “pages”

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One of the things that sets Android apart from some other smartphone operating systems is the fact that you can interact with many apps without leaving your home screen thanks to support for interactive widgets. If you use the Google Now launcher, you can even swipe from the left of your home screen to view […]

Deals of the Day (8-18-2014)

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When Apple first started selling iPads, the company didn’t offer a model for under $499. At the time that was still a pretty good price for a tablet… because there wasn’t a lot of high quality competition. These days Android and Windows tablets are a dime a dozen… and even some of the cheaper models […]

Microsoft pulls some Aug 12th Windows Updates following crash reports

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Microsoft rolled out a series of patches for Windows on August 12th including security patches and a few updates that add new features to the operating system. Unfortunately 4 of the updates have been reported to cause some users’ computers to crash and some people have had problems starting their systems properly. So Microsoft has […]