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Lilbits (8-15-2014): Windows “Threshold” preview coming this fall?

The next version of Windows could launch next year, bringing back a version of the Start Menu, adding support for virtual desktops, removing the Charms Menu, and generally improving the user experience for keyboard and mouse users, among other things. But Microsoft likes to test its software extensively before releasing it to the public… and […]

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Gigabyte U21MD is a 3-in-1 PC (Laptop, tablet and desktop)

Gigabyte has been offering a line of convertible notebooks that turn into tablets for years. Now the company’s adding a new mode to its 2-in-1 series though, adding a docking station that lets you use the device as a desktop. The Gigabyte U21MD is an 11.6 inch notebook with a hinge that lets you twist […]

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GameStick dock hits the FCC, expands capabilities of PlayJam’s tiny game console

PlayJam’s GameStick is a $80 device that looks like a chunky USB flash drive, but which is designed to let you play Android games on a TV. It’s small enough to actually fit inside the wireless game controller that comes with the GameStick when you’re not using it. But that means there’s not a lot […]

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Gigabyte launches D1080 media dock for its Windows slates

Gigabyte has introduced a new multimedia docking station designed to work with the company’s S1080 and S1081 Slate PCs. The dock includes built-in speakers, a DVD drive, and a range of ports to extend the capabilities of Gigabyte’s 10 inch Windows slates. The Gigabyte S1080 slate features a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display […]

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ReaderDock introduces Kindle Fire, NOOK Tablet charging docks with speakers

ReaderDock plans to introduce two new tablet docking stations this month, one for the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet or NOOK Color and another for the Amazon Kindle Fire. The N-Station and FireStation are both scheduled to ship in mid-February, but pre-orders for each will open in late January. The docking stations include built-in speakers […]

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Motorola Lapdock 100 turns (a few) phones into laptops

Motorola has introduced a new laptop-style docking station that lets you use your phone as if it were a notebook computer. The Lapdock 100 looks like a thin and light laptop, but it doesn’t work as a standalone device — there’s no operating system or processor to speak of. Instead, you connect a supported Android […]

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Gigabyte M1005 netbook with docking station now shipping

Gigabyte’s Booktop line of netbooks stand out from the crowd not by offering faster processors, higher resolution displays, or applying any of the usual tricks. Instead, these otherwise normal looking netbooks come with docking stations that let you rest the mini-laptop on its side, plug in a keyboard, mouse, and external display, and use the […]