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Budget wireless provider FreedomPop launches its first smartphone

FreedomPop is an unusual wireless provider which offers plans starting as low as, well… free. You’ll have to pay something if you want anything more than the most basic service, but it’s an interesting option for folks on a tight budget who can use WiFi to make up for the service’s less-than-stellar network coverage. Up […]

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Virgin Media launches 14 inch TellyTablet in the UK

Sometimes you want to watch TV while plopped down on the coach and staring at a 50 inch screen. But sometimes you might want a smaller screen that you can pick up and carry with you to the kitchen, bedroom, or lavatory. And if you you’re a Virgin Media customers in the UK, you’ll have […]

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BBC delivers micro:bit tiny, programmable computers to UK students

About a year after announcing plans to distribute a million tiny computers to UK students, the BBC is now delivering micro:bit devices. The BBC micro:bit may not look like much of a computer, but it’s a small programmable device with 25 LED lights on the front, several buttons that you can press to interact with the machine […]

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BBC micro:bit tiny computers for UK students delayed (again)

The BBC plans to give away a million tiny, programmable computers to UK students. But it’s taking a little longer than planned. Initially the BBC had hoped to distribute its micro:bit devices to students and teachers last fall. Then the date was pushed back to early 2016. Now the plan is to get them in the […]

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Some folks in the UK already have Nexus 5X smartphone

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse is apparently selling some Google Nexus 5X smartphones a bit early. While Google hasn’t officially started shipping the phones in the US yet, some customer that have placed orders from Carephone Warehouse have already received the smartphone. Others have managed to just walk into a store and buy one off the […]

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BBC micro:bit miniPCs will roll out to UK students in 2016

Earlier this year the BBC unveiled an ambitious plan to provide tiny, programmable computing devices to a million students in the UK. The goal had been to provide the micro:bit systems to 11-year-old students this fall… but that didn’t happen. Now the BBC says it’s on track to get micro:bit units to teachers before Christmas, […]

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Amazon Fire TV gets USB storage, Bluetooth headphone support, Fire TV Stick launches in Europe

Amazon has announced that it’s bringing new features to its $99 Fire TV and $39 Fire TV Stick devices. The next over-the-air software update will bring support for Bluetooth headphones and USB storage, among other things. The Fire TV Stick is also now available for purchase in the UK and Germany, where the the TV […]

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Karbonn’s Android One smartphone hits the UK

Google’s Android One initiative is a program designed to help device makers offer low-cost Android phones with decent performance and software updates that come straight from Google. The program is initially targeting developing markets, which is why up until recently you could only buy Android One devices in India. But now one of the Indian […]