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Voltaic’s $299 solar iPad charger makes Samsung’s $399 solar netbook look good

Solar technology isn’t cheap, which is why it’s not all that surprising that Voltaic’s new Spark Tablet Case costs $299. On the one hand, that’s an awful lot of money to pay for an iPad case. On the other hand, it’s not really an unreasonable price for a device that generates 8 watts of solar […]

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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook hits Europe Friday June 24th

Samsung is getting ready to take the Series 5 Chromebook international. The 12.1 inch Chrome OS laptop has been on sale in the US since June 15th. Tomorrow it goes on sale in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. The WiFi-only model will run £349 in the UK and €399 elsewhere. A 3G model […]

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Archos unveils a new line of Android tablets, plus a home phone

Archos has unveiled a new line of Android devices including two new tablets and two entirely new products for use around the home. On the tablet front, Archos will soon launch its first devices running Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and they’re the cheapest Honeycomb tablet I’ve seen so far. The Archos 80 will have an 8 […]

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Intel: 4 million Classmate PC netbooks deployed

Intel’s Classmate PC platform may have started out as the company’s answer to the OLPC Laptop, but over the past few years about twice as many Classmate PC models have been deployed in classrooms around the globe as OLPC XO Laptops. As of this week, Intel says more than 4 million of the small rugged […]

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First look at Samsung’s Series 3 ultraportable laptop

Samsung will roll out a whole new line of laptops for the back-to-school season. The Samsung Series 3 line will include notebooks with screens ranging in size from 11.6 inches to 15.6 inches. Honestly, the largest laptops in the family bear little resemblance to the smallest in terms of design or features, but the gist […]

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Google bestows free Chromebooks on Pilot Program “gurus”

The first time Google handed out free Chromebooks, the computers hadn’t even been given a retail-friendly name yet. The Cr-48 was shipped off to select members of the technology press corps and later to enthusiasts who registered via the Web to join the Pilot Program. Google’s goal: to get the Cr-48 deployed to a group […]

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Hands-on with the Vizio tablet

Vizio’s 8 inch Android tablet is due to hit the streets later this year, but I got a chance to check out an early version of the tablet at a trade show in New York this afternoon. The tablet has an 8 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display which gives it a slightly different look […]