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Software update turns the WikiReader into an eBook reader

I’ve always been a little skeptical of Openmoko’s WikiReader. It’s a handheld device with a grayscale display that’s basically designed to do one thing: Provide offline access to Wikipedia. I guess the idea is that it’s like being able to carry around the most up to date Encyclopedia in your pocket, even if you don’t […]

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Lenovo to launch 7 inch Android tablet in China?

We’ve been hearing for a while that Lenovo would launch its upcoming Android tablet in China before deciding whether to offer the product in other countries. That makes sense, since Lenovo’s home base is in China, and the company took a similar strategy with last year’s launch of the LePhone Android handset. But I’d kind […]

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Chinese laptop packs dual core Atom, next-gen ION for about $340

The folks at Shanzhaiben have spotted a new Chinese laptop with a 1.8GHz dual core Intel Atom D525 processor and NVIDIA ION 2 graphics. It has 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 320GB hard drive, HDMI output and something else you wont’ find on most Atom-powered notebooks: a DVD burner. That’s because the laptop has a […]

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Microsoft to showcase Windows tablets, tease Windows 8 at CES?

Sure, Microsoft pretty much invented the tablet PC category about 10 years ago… but the company’s vision of tablet computers which had all the features of a laptop, plus a touchscreen display and pen input for drawing, writing notes, and handwriting recognition never took off in a big way with consumers — at least not […]

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Acer Aspire One 721 upgraded with unannounced AMD K145 CPU

This summer AMD introduces its Nile line of processors which offer better-than-Intel-Atom performance without using too much more power than an Atom chip. The result is computers such as the Dell Inspiron M101z and Acer Aspire One 721 which offer HD video playback, zippy performance, and more than 5 hours of battery life using AMD […]