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Kodi 14 Helix media center release candidate launched (formerly XBMC)

The popular cross-platform, open source media center application formerly known as XBMC is about to enter a new phase. The first release candidate of Kodi 14 Helix is available for download. As a release candidate, this build has all the features that you’ll find in the final version of Kodi 14 but there may be some […]

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 review (Bay Trail and full HD)

Over the past few years we’ve seen most major PC makers release inexpensive laptops running Google’s Chrome operating system. Most have the kind of features you’d expect from a low-cost laptop, including 1366 x 768 pixel displays, 2GB of RAM, and other entry-level specs. But Toshiba’s taken a slightly different approach with the Chromebook 2. […]

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OnePlus One coming to India, will drop Cyanogen OS soon after due to licensing rights

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus plans to begin shipping their first smartphone in India in December. The OnePlus One has been available to customers in other parts of the globe (in limited supplies) for months, and soon customers in India will be able to get their hands on the 5.5 inch phone with a 1080p display, […]

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Sony develops watch with E Paper screen… and wristband

Sony has developed a wristwatch with an an electronic paper display. The low-power screen can be viewed in direct sunlight with no artificial illumination. But you can also change the watch face since it’s drawn electronically. There are a handful of other watches with E Ink or E Paper displays on the market, but Sony’s watch […]

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Archos 80 Cesium is a low-cost Windows tablet

French electronics company Archos has released dozens of low-cost Android tablets over the past few years. Now the company’s launching its first budget Windows tablet. The company unveiled plans to launch an 8 inch Windows tablet called the Archos 80 Cesium this summer. It’s not available for purchase yet, but Archos has posted more details about the […]

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ARM Cortex-A12 and Cortex-A17 chips are identical

When Chinese chip maker Rockchip launched its RK3288 processor earlier this year there was some confusion about whether it was based on ARM Cortex-A12 or Cortex-A17 designs. It turns out it doesn’t matter: ARM says that while the two types of chips were originally designed to offer different performance levels, but due to demand for better […]

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Asus Zenbook UX305 ultrabook with Core M Broadwell hits the FCC

The first Asus laptop to feature an Intel Core M processor is on the way. Asus introduced the Zenbook UX305 ultrabook with a low-power Intel Core M Broadwell processor in September. This week the thin and light laptop showed up at the FCC website. It should be available for purchase soon. The notebook features a 13.3 […]