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MediaTek makes a play for premium tablets with the Kompanio 1300T chip

MediaTek has become a major player in the smartphone and Chromebook space in recent years with a wide range of entry-level, mid-range, and budget chips for each. The company’s processors also power a number of budget tablets including Amazon’s Fire tablet family and Lenovo’s entry-level Android tablets. Now MediaTek wants in on the premium tablet […]

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PrimeMini Slim 2 is a fanless mini PC with Intel Core i5-10310U Comet Lake

The PrimeMini Slim 2 is small computer that measures about 8.2″ x 7.1″ x 1.5″ and features a fanless design. That means it has no moving parts to generate noise. And there are no vents, which means that the aluminum case is also dust and dirt resistant. It’s IP51 rated for dust and water resistance. […]

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HMD’s Nokia XR20 is a rugged phone built to last (with 4 years of security updates)

The new Nokia XR20 is an Android smartphone with mid-range specs that launches this week with a 2-year warranty and a promise that it will receive at least three major Android updates as well as security updates for at least four years. But with a growing number of Android phone makers promising to deliver years […]

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Intel’s 2025 roadmap: New architectures, new technologies, and the end of nanometer naming

Over the years, chip makers have moved to smaller and smaller processor nodes in an effort to fit more transistors into a smaller space to improve performance and efficiency. But different manufacturers use different technologies, so what one chip maker calls a 7nm processor may not have the same characteristics as a competitor’s. Now Intel […]

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Chuwi HeroBox Pro is a mini PC with Celeron N4500 for about $200

Chinese PC maker Chuwi’s latest small form-factor desktop computer features an Intel Celeron N4500 Jasper Lake processor, HDMI 2.0, VGA, and Gigabit Ethernet ports, and an aluminum alloy chassis that measures about 7.4″ x 5.4″ x 1.5″. The Chuwi HeroBox Pro is available from AliExpress with prices starting at under $200 for a model with 8GB […]

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Daily Deals (7-26-2021)

Motorola is offering discounts on most of its current-gen smartphones. Amazon and Lenovo are offering a bunch of deals on tablets. And Facebook Portal smart displays are on sale for $99. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Tablets Lenovo Tab M8 HD w/MTK Helio A22/2GB/32GB for $100 – Lenovo (coupon: BACKTOTABS) Samsung Galaxy […]

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Using a Game Boy Camera in 2021: Transfer crappy photos to your phone, use it as a webcam

The Game Boy Camera is a digital camera released in 1998 as an accessory for Nintendo Game Boy handheld game consoles. It allowed users to snap low-resolution, pixelated black and white images. You can save up to 30 images at a time, but the only way to get the images off the  Game Boy was […]

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Surface Duo 2 leaks point to better cameras and an awkward design

Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Duo 2 looks like it will solve some of the biggest problems of the original. According to a YouTube video that shows still images of a near-final prototype, the new dual-screen Android device will have a vastly improved camera system. And according to a report from Windows Central, the Surface Duo 2 will […]

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Win32 apps are coming to the Microsoft Store, but they won’t receive updates through the Store

The Microsoft Store is a combination of app store, game store and movie store. And when Windows 11 debuts later this year, it’ll bring an updated user interface. But it’ll also bring support for more types of applications: Microsoft says you’ll be able to find and download Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, Progressive Web apps, […]

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Acer Swift 1 budget laptop now available with Intel Jasper Lake (in some countries)

The Acer Swift 1 line of notebooks are thin, light, and inexpensive computers that typically have entry-level specs. First introduced in 2016, the line has been updated several times over the years and the latest model comes equipped with a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display and an Intel Celeron N5100 quad-core processor based on […]