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iodé sells Android phones stripped of tracking and advertising (and the Play Store)

A new French company called iodé is selling smartphones that ship with a custom Android-based operating system that offers some of the benefits of Android (like ease-of-use) while offering more privacy. The company says its software blocks advertisements, spyware, and other apps and services from tracking your personal data. One trade-off is that the phones […]

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Lenovo Screen Jacket is a projector screen… and a jacket

Lenovo now sells tablets with built-in projectors, allowing you to shine movies, photos, or other content on a screen. Don’t have a screen handy? Now Lenovo has a rather unusual solution: a designer jacket that serves double duty as a portable projector screen. The Lenovo Screen Jacket has a colorful exterior and a white interior, […]

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Freebox mini 4K Android TV box launches in France

French internet and TV provider Free has launched a new set-top-box with Android TV software and support for 4K Ultra HD video. It’s called the Freebox mini 4K and it features a 1.5 GHz Broadcom BCM7252 ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core processor and support for terrestrial, streaming, on-demand, and recorded video content. The Freebox mini 4K is […]

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Acer Iconia A1-810 tablet with 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel screen shows up in France

French retailer Rue du Commerce is taking orders for a new Acer tablet called the Iconia A1-810. It’s a previously unannounced tablet featuring a quad-core processor, Android 4.2 software, and a 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel IPS display. In other words, it’s an Android tablet about the same size and shape as an iPad […]

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Evigroup ships dual-boot Windows 7, Windows 8 preview tablet

French tablet maker Evigroup is officially one of the first companies to ship a tablet running Windows 8. Actually, the Evigroup SmartPaddle Pro is available with Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 7 in a dual-boot configuration. That lets users decide which operating system they prefer — and when Windows 8 is released this fall, […]

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T up for pre-order in France

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T is a 10 inch Android tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. On paper it looks like a cheaper alternative to the Transformer Prime TF200T, since the new model has a slower processor, less battery life, and a thicker case. But while Asus hasn’t officially launched the tablet, […]

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Samsung NB30 with touchscreen display listed in France

The Samsung NB30 is a semi-rugged laptop with a scratch and fingerprint-resistant case and a water-tight seal to prevent damage even if the laptop is dipped briefly in water. But in France, it looks like the Samsung NB30 may have another defining characteristic: A touchscreen display. French store Pixmania has a product listing for the […]