Microsoft: Cheap Windows notebooks to tackle Chromebooks this year

Trying to decide whether to pick up a Chromebook or a Windows laptop? If you’re leaning toward a Chromebook because it’s cheaper… well, it might not be. There are already plenty of cheap Windows laptops, and Microsoft is promising that we’ll see even more cheap models from partners including Acer, HP, and Toshiba in time for the […]

Lilbits (4-2-2014): Reversible USB cables and MIPS-based wearables

ARM-based chips get a lot of love from makers of smartwatches and other wearable devices, and Intel is making its own play for the wearable space. But Imagination Technology doesn’t want you to forget about MIPS-based processors. The company points out that it’s already partnering with Google to support the upcoming Android Wear platform for wearables… […]

Buy a Chromebook, get 60 days of Google Play Music All Access

Google’s offering two months of free, on-demand music to customers who pick up select Chromebooks. From now through September 30th, 2014 if you pick up most Chromebook models, you get 60 days to try out Google Play Music All Access, Google’s online music streaming service. All Access subscriptions normally run about $10 per month and […]

Lilbits (6-26-2013): Chromebooks with Haswell chips on the way?

When the first Chromebooks hit the market, they were powered by Intel Atom chips designed to keep prices relatively low, battery life relatively long, and performance relatively poor. OK, that last bit might have been the unintended consequence of going with Atom rather than a goal. But Google recently showed that Chromebooks don’t have to […]