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Deals of the Day (2-08-12)

It will probably be months or years before we start to see ultrabooks for less than $600, but if you’re just looking for an ultraportable laptop with a little more oomph than a typical netbook, Amazon is selling the Samsung NP300 11.6 notebook for under $500 today. You can also pick up an Acer Aspire […]

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview coming February 29th

Microsoft is preparing to launch the first “Consumer Preview” of Windows 8. The company is holding an event on February 29th at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain to kick off the launch. The Consumer Preview follows the Developer Preview that the company launched in September, 2011. While Microsoft isn’t using the words “alpha,” or “beta” to […]

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MIUI 4.0 for the Kindle Fire (custom version of Android 4.0)

We’ve seen how to install Android 4.0 on the Amazon Kindle Fire, thanks to CyanogenMod 9. We’ve also seen what MIUI software based on Android 2.3 looks like on the Kindle Fire. Now you can have the best of both worlds with MIUI 4.0 for the Kindle Fire. It’s a custom version of Android based […]

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Microsoft could bundle Windows 8 with several Metro Style apps

Microsoft has been offering a developer preview of Windows 8 since September. While the early build of Microsoft’s next-gen operating system gives a good idea of how the OS will look and feel, it doesn’t come with very many Metro-style apps that take advantage of the new touch-friendly user interface. The folks at The Verge […]

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HP Envy 14 Spectre now available, makes other ultrabooks look cheap

The HP Envy 14 Spectre is a striking looking notebook, with Corning’s sturdy, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass not only covering the display, but also the lid. There’s also a glass touchpad and a glass palm rest area for some reason. But all that glass makes the Envy 14 Spectre a little heavier than most ultrabooks. The […]

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Chrome to Mobile send web pages from a PC to phone or tablet

Google has released a new tool that lets you send any web page you’re reading on a PC with the Chrome web browser to a mobile device running the new Chrome browser for Android 4.0. It’s called Chrome to Mobile Beta, and it has a few advantages over the older Chrome to Phone tool. Like […]

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HP releases TouchPad Android kernel source code

HP never planned to release the HP TouchPad tablet to the public with Google Android. Instead, when the 9.7 inch tablet hit the market last summer it was running HP webOS 3.0 software. But a handful of customers purchased tablets that had Android installed instead. These devices appeared to be running builds of the operating […]

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ECS BR95IIX desktop PC crams a Sandy Bridge CPU into a nettop shell

A new mini-desktop computer from EliteGroup Computer Systems (ECS) showed up at the FCC website this week. It looks like a low-power nettop computer, but it will be available with Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Sandy Bridge processors, making it a pretty decent replacement for a full-sized desktop PC. ECS is a Taiwanese computer manufacturer, […]

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Toshiba Excite tablet now available in the UK

The Toshiba Excite is the latest 10 inch Android tablet from Toshiba. It’s not yet available for purchase in the US, but now you can pick one up in the UK from Carphone Warehouse for £399 and up. The tablet is thinner and lighter than the 10 inch Thrive tablet I reviewed last year — and […]