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TCL Tab 8 LE is a $159 Android tablet with support for T-Mobile’s 4G network

The TCL Tab 8 LE is a budget tablet with an 8 inch HD display, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. But it has one thing going for it that many entry-level tablets do not: support for 4G LTE connectivity. First announced during the Consumer Electronics Show with a suggested […]

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One Netbook 4S mini-laptop with Intel Alder Lake now available for $899 and up

The One Netbook 4S is a mini-laptop with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display, a backlit QWERTY keyboard that’s just large enough for touch-typing, and a 360-degree hinge that lets you use the computer in notebook or tablet modes. At first glance it looks a lot like the One Mix 4 that I reviewed in 2021. But […]

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Meet the Lenovo Legion Play: the handheld Android game console that Lenovo built but never released

The Lenovo Legion Play is a handheld game console with a 7 inch FHD display, built-in game controllers and an emphasis on cloud gaming, although it runs Google’s Android operating system and should be able to support native Android games. But the Legion Play was never actually released. I found evidence of the console on Lenovo’s […]

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Report: Microsoft’s next Surface phone could be a foldable rather than dual-screen

Microsoft’s first two Surface-branded smartphones were dual-screen Android devices that shipped with a bunch of Microsoft’s custom apps and services. But the next Surface phone? It might ditch the dual-screen design and feature a single foldable display instead. That’s according to a report from Windows Central’s Zac Bowden, who says he has “sources who are familiar […]

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Nothing Phone (1) is now available to “beta” customers in the US (with limited network support)

The Nothing Phone (1) is a smartphone that generated a lot of buzz ahead of launch last year, largely due to its pedigree: it’s the first phone from Nothing, a new startup that’s headed by former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei. While the Nothing Phone (1) wasn’t initially available in North America, Nothing has just launched […]

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Asus quietly unveils Chromebook CM14 and CM14 Flip laptops with MediaTek Kompanio 520

CES 2023 was the coming out party for the latest mobile chips from Intel and AMD, and pretty much all of the new laptop and min-desktop computers announced last week were powered by Intel or AMD processors. But Asus also quietly snuck in a new budget Chromebook with a MediaTek Kompanio 520 processor. While there […]

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Microsoft ends extended support for Windows 7 and 8.1

It’s been three years since Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7, but Microsoft allowed enterprise and education customers who wanted to continue using the operating system to pay for up to three years of extended security updates. Now time is up – Microsoft has ended extended security support for Windows 7, as well as […]

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Lilbits: MSI’s digital pen is also an analog pencil, Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 brings auto-focus

Apple may call its pressure-sensitive stylus a pencil, but MSI’s newest digital pen actually is a mechanical pencil with a graphite tip that you can use to write on paper. Pick it up and place it on your computer’s display and you can also use it to write or draw on a PC. Allegedly it won’t […]

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Fairphone 2 will get its final update in March (ending 7 years of official support)

The Fairphone 2 is a smartphone that launched in 2015 and originally shipped with Android 5.1 software. But it was conceived as a modular, repairable phone that was built to last. And the folks at Fairphone planned to offer software updates for at least 3 to 5 years. They did much better than that, delivering […]

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Sol Reader’s E Ink headset is a wearable eReader

There are a growing number of headsets that promise to immerse you in virtual or augmented reality for gaming, design, collaboration, or work. The Sol Reader headset doesn’t do any of those things. Instead the startup’s lightweight head-mounted display is basically an eBook reader that you wear. Sol Reader says its headset is coming in […]