Lenovo Miix 3 10 in Windows tablet shows up in China

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Lenovo recently unveiled its 3rd-generation Miix tablet with an 8 inch display. Now it looks like a new 10 inch model is on the way as well. Neither model has been officially launched in the US or Europe yet, but the Lenovo Miix 3-1030 is starting to show up on Chinese websites. The new tablet […]

Chromecast adds support for custom background images

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Google’s Chromecast is an inexpensive device designed to let you stream music, movies, and other content over the internet to your TV. But when you’re not streaming anything, a Chromecast will show pretty pictures pulled from Google’s servers. Now Google is giving users more control over which pictures and other content show up on the home […]

Deals of the Day (10-08-2014)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

Amazon may have opted to update pretty much every member of its tablet lineup except the 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX this year. But the 2013 Kindle Fire HDX 7 is still a pretty solid tablet, offering a 7 inch, full HD display, 2GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snpadragon 800 processor, and integration with Amazon’s app, […]

Chuwi DX1 is a 7 inch tablet/phone with a rotating camera

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Some smartphone companies make it easier to take high-quality selfies by putting higher-quality cameras on the front of their phones. Others offer wireless lenses that you can use with a camera. Then there are companies that just put a single camera on their devices — letting you rotate it to face the front or back […]

Gigabyte, Origin unveil compact gaming laptops with NVIDIA Maxwell graphics

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NVIDIA’s new graphics chips for laptops offer faster performance, support for higher-resolution displays, and new technology to help gamers squeeze longer battery life out of their notebooks. Many of the new laptops to feature NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and 970M chips sport big screens, big batteries, and chunky cases. But a few companies are packing […]

Halo is an analog smartwatch (with a transparent digital display)

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Smartwatches that can display notifications, driving directions, or even web browsers are cool and all. But with a few exceptions like the Pebble smartwatch (with its E Ink display), smartwatches are just blank (or dim) screens sitting on your wrist when you’re not using them. A company called Lonshine Technologies has figured out a way to […]

Lilbits (10-07-2014): No wearables from HTC this year

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Almost every major consumer electronics company has a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or other wearable device to sell you. But one company isn’t quite ready to jump into wearables just yet. HTC is holding an event to launch new products this week, but the company’s expected to focus on smartphones and cameras, not smartwatches or smart […]

Toshiba Glass is like Google Glass, but less so

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Like the idea of a wearable display that lets you interact with your phone, but wonder why it needs to have a separate brain? Google Glass is leading the way in the wearable face computer space, and the $1500 device basically puts the guts of an Android phone on your head so that it can […]

Report: This is how Android multi-window apps could work

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Most smartphones and tablets support multi-tasking… to the extent that you consider the ability to listen to music from one app while looking at a different app in the foreground such as a web browser to be multitasking. But if you want to actually see more than one app on your screen at the same […]

Opera Mini brings web browsing to Samsung Gear S smartwatch

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Most smartwatches are companion devices for your smartphone, designed to let you view notifications and perform simple actions without taking out your phone. The Samsung Gear S is a bit different. You can pair it with a phone. But you can also use Samsung’s new smartwatch to make phone calls, send text messages, or check […]

Deals of the Day (10-07-2014)

samsung galaxy s4 zoom

Want to take better pictures with your smartphone? Then you might need a phone with a better camera. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has a pretty good camera. In fact, the device looks more like a point-and-shoot camera than a phone, thanks to its 10x optical zoom lens. It also features optical image stabilization and a […]

Now you can run CyanogenMod on Android One smartphones

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Android One is Google’s initiative to help smartphone makers deliver inexpensive Android phones that provide a high quality user experience. Google provides the software and helps device makers choose hardware that’s known to work well, and the end result are phones that sell for around $100 and up and which feature software support and updates […]