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Asus VivoMini VC65 mini PC supports four 2.5 inch storage drives

Asus is expanding its VivoMini line of tiny desktop computers with a new model that focuses on, well… expansion. The VivoMini VC65 line of computers are small computers with Intel Skylake processors and support for up to four 2.5 inch hard drives or storage state drives. Asus showcased these new systems at the Consumer Electronics […]

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Huawei Honor 5X launches Jan 31st for $200

Huawei may be one of the biggest smartphone makers in China, but the company is a relatively small player in the US. That could change this year. The company worked with Google on the well-received Nexus 6P smartphone, and now the company is launching a budget phone with solid specs that sells for less than […]

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Crowdfunded Ubik Uno smartphone is ready to ship

The Ubik Uno is a smartphone with a 5.5 inch display, slim bezels, an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, a 3,100 mAh battery, and a 20 megapixel camera. The developers of the phone ran a Kickstarter campaign last summer, and now they say the Uno is ready to ship… which is probably why I spotted […]

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Deals of the Day (1-29-2016)

The Dell XPS 12 is a Windows tablet with a 12.5 inch full HD (or 4K) display, an Intel Core M5 Skylake processor, 8GB of RAM, and a detachable keyboard dock that turns the tablet into a notebook. Dell sells the 2-in-1 tablet for $1000 and up. But right now you can save $100 or […]

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NayuOS is a Google-free operating system for Chromebooks

So you want a Chromebook… but you’re not thrilled about the idea of sharing data with Google? NayuOS is an operating system designed to run on Chromebooks without sending any data to Google’s servers. It’s a free and open source fork of Chromium OS from developers at Nexedi, and there are builds available for download for […]

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Future iPhones might support wireless charging using new tech

Some smartphone makers have been including wireless charging capabilities in their handsets for a few years, allowing you to drop your phone on a charging pad to refuel the battery without connecting any wires. But Apple has been on the sidelines… so far. Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on adding wireless charging to smartphones… […]

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HP and Isaac Mizrahi designed a $250 watch with (some) smarts

Plenty of PC makers have launched smartwatches in the past year or two, but HP has been taking a slightly different approach than most. Rather than design everything in house, the company has been working with fashion designed to launch new wearables that combine fashion with smartwatch features. The MB Chronowing is a collaboration between HP […]

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1.4 billion smartphones shipped in 2015… not many were Lumia phones

Apple may be seeing declining growth for iPhone shipments, but overall it looks like an awful lot of smartphones were shipped last year. According to a report from Strategy Analytics, the number hit 1.4 billion in 2015, representing the most smartphones ever shipped in a year. On the other hand, Strategy Analytics also notes that shipments […]

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Interview with EOMA68 Libre laptop developer Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton

The EOMA68 Libre Laptop is a notebook powered by a removable, upgradeable PC card. It’s the the latest iteration of a concept that developer Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton has been working on for the past five years. But if all goes according to plan, you might actually be able to buy one this year. Leighton is […]

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Jolla to ship about 540 more tablets, refund other orders (within a year)

Jolla says it’s getting ready to ship out more tablets to backers of a crowdfunding campaign for the first tablet to ship with the Sailfish operating system. Unfortunately these will also be the last Jolla tablets to ship. The company ran into financial and manufacturing difficulties in 2015, and in a blog post Jolla says it’s […]