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Gone in a flash: Adobe killing Flash for Android downloads August 15th

Adobe announced last year that it was winding down support for Flash on mobile devices. Now the end is in sight. The company won’t be offering a certified version of Flash Player for Google’s new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. And while you can still download and install Flash Player for Android from the […]

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Shuttle launches fanless mini PC with Atom CPU, optional AMD graphics

Shuttle has introduced two new small form factor PCs, the XS35GTA V3 and XS35V3. Both are small desktop computers that measure about 9.9″ x 6.4″ x 1.5″ and which feature 2.13 GHz Intel Atom D2700 processors. They also each feature fanless designs, which means they shouldn’t make any noise whether you use them as low […]

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You can install Windows on the SSD cache drive on some ultrabooks

One of the things a thin and light laptop needs to qualify as an ultrabook is a solid state disk. These SSDs are faster than traditional hard drives, and they use less power and generate less heat. That leads to longer battery life and faster performance. Most higher-priced ultrabooks have 128GB or larger SSDs, but […]

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Acer Iconia Tab A500 gets buggy, unofficial Android 4.1 build

Google plans to release the source code for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in mid-July. But some people don’t want to wait that long to start running the software on their phones and tablets. Some folks have already ported the version of Jelly Bean running on the phones Google distributed to developers this week to run […]

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Blackberry 10 not coming until 2013, RIM lays off 5000 workers

Research in Motion is pushing back the launch of its next-generation operating system for smartphones and tablets until 2013, and the company is eliminating 5,000 more jobs. It’s been a tough quarter for the company, which announced its latest fiscal results this afternoon. Long story short: Revenue was down 33 percent from the previous quarter […]

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Acer Aspire One 756 11.6″ notebook now available for $330 and up

The Acer Aspire One 756 is a cheap portable laptop with an 11.6 inch display and a starting price of just $330. While Acer has been offering netbooks with Intel Atom processors under the Aspire name for years, the Acer Aspire One 756 is a little different. Instead of an Atom chip, it’s available with […]

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Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2 now available

Canonical has released a second alpha for Ubuntu 12.10. The next version of the popular Linux-based operating system is scheduled for an October launch, but you can check out the latest pre-release version today. Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha uses Linux kernel 3.5 and updates to several filesystem pacakges. The Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client […]

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Ultrabooks are selling well, driving up the cost of notebooks

Ultrabooks are thin notebooks with Intel Sandy Bridge or newer processors, decent battery life, and solid state storage for speedier performance than you get from hard drives. They’re also a lot more expensive than the last big trend in ultraportable computers. Netbooks hit the market in 2007 with prices starting at $400. Today you can pick […]

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Google Chromebooks coming to 100 Best Buy stores (and Dixons in UK)

Google has announced that the latest Chromebooks will be available in 100 Best Buy locations around the US. UK retailer Dixons will also be offering Chromebooks. This is the first time laptops running Chrome OS will be available in bricks and mortar stores. Chromebooks are also available for purchase online. Right now there are three […]

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Google Drive coming to iOS, Chrome OS today, Docs gets offline editing

Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that lets you store your documents, pictures, and other files online and access those files on multiple devices. Up until now, that’s meant Windows, Mac, and Android apps. Starting today, Google Drive will also be available for iOS and Chrome OS. The iOS app lets you search, view, […]