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CTL launches $269 NL6x rugged Chomebook

เสาร์, 02/13/2016 - 20:58

At first glance the CTL NL6x Chromebook looks a lot like other laptops with Chrome OS. It has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Intel Celeron N2940 processor, and 16GB of storage. But there are a few things that help set this $269 model apart. First, it’s one of a few Chromebooks […]

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Giveaway: AudioCast M5 multi-room audio streamer 2-pack

เสาร์, 02/13/2016 - 05:00

The AudioCast M5 is a tiny device that lets you stream music from your phone or the internet to just about any speaker. Plug one into a speaker, fire up and app on your phone and get the party started. But things get more interesting when you plug two or more AudioCast M5 devices into […]

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Samsung Chromebook 3 is now available for $200

เสาร์, 02/13/2016 - 03:30

Samsung introduced a new low-cost Chromebook at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Now the Samsung Chromebook 3 is available for purchase from Adorama for $200. The entry-level model has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Intel Celeron N3050 Braswell processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. Samsung also plans to offer a model […]

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Deals of the Day (2-12-2016)

เสาร์, 02/13/2016 - 02:42

Just a few weeks after Dell launched its new Inspiron 11 3000 Series notebook for $200, you can pick one up for more than 25% off. Best Buy is running a sale Presidents’ Day sale this weekend, and among other deals, the store is offering Dell’s new 2.7 pound low-cost laptop for $145. Here are […]

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Goodnight Picasa (Google shutters its first photo sharing service)

เสาร์, 02/13/2016 - 01:54

Before there was Google Photos, there was Picasa. Originally developed as a desktop app by Lifescape, Google acquired Picasa in 2004 and eventually added a photo sharing component called Picasa Web Albums. But now Google is pulling the plug on Picasa. The company says it will be retiring Picasa “over the coming months” to focus […]

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Make your own Firefox OS TV

ศุกร์, 02/12/2016 - 23:57

Mozilla may not be actively developing Firefox OS for smartphones anymore… but the company is still pushing the operating system as an option for smart TVs and Internet-of Things products. Don’t want to spend money on a TV that comes with Firefox OS? You can build your own Firefox-based smart TV device… sort of. Developer fiji-flo […]

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Maru is becoming an open source project (use your Android phone as a Linux desktop)

ศุกร์, 02/12/2016 - 08:55

Maru is a platform that lets you run Android on a smartphone, but connect the phone to a keyboard, mouse and display to run a desktop Linux-based operating system (Debian 8 Jessie, to be precise). Developer Preetam D’Souza announced the project a week ago and opened up a beta program for Nexus 5 smartphone users. The goal […]

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Google said to be developing a VR headset (that doesn’t use your smartphone)

ศุกร์, 02/12/2016 - 04:17

Oculus, HTC, and Sony are expected to launch virtual reality headsets this year, but Google beat all of those companies to the punch when it introduced a piece of folded cardboard with a few lenses that lets you use your phone for virtual reality and 360-degree video experiences. Now the company is reportedly getting ready […]

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Deals of the Day (2-11-2016)

ศุกร์, 02/12/2016 - 01:30

The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is a smartphone with a 5.5 inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, and a 13MP with laser-assisted auto-focus, which is what gives this model its name. Asus launched the phone in the US a few months ago, charging $249 for a model with 3GB of RAM and […]

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Intel Atom x5-E8000 is a low-power chip for embedded applications

ศุกร์, 02/12/2016 - 00:13

Intel is expanding its line of Intel Atom x5 processors with a new low-power, quad-core, 64-bit processor. But the new Atom x5-E800 isn’t destined for consumer PCs like tablets, notebooks, and mini desktops. It’s aimed at Internet-of-Things and other embedded applications. The processor is based on Intel’s Braswell architecture, but with a tray price of $39, […]

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Android devices from 74 companies to feature Microsoft apps

พฤ, 02/11/2016 - 22:54

Android and iOS dominate the smartphone operating system space, with Microsoft’s Windows phone software residing in a distant third place. But Microsoft has another strategy: get its apps and services on phones that don’t run Windows. The company makes a number of apps that can run on Android and iOS devices… and now Microsoft says […]

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Qualcomm unveils new chips for smartphones, smartwatches

พฤ, 02/11/2016 - 21:35

Qualcomm is on a chip-launching spree. The company has unveiled a new processor designed to help smartwatch makers offer devices with longer battery life and/or thinner designs, a new super-fast 4G LTE modem chip, and three new processors for smartphones. Snapdragon Wear 2100 The company’s Snapdragon 400 chip is one of the most commonly used smartwatch processors… at least […]

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LibreOffice 5.1 features revamped user interface, remote server support

พฤ, 02/11/2016 - 04:00

The latest version of open source office suite LibreOffice includes speed enhancements, a redesigned user interface with menus that help you find certain functions more quickly, and support for opening files on remote servers. For instance, LibreOffice 5.1 lets you add FTP, SharePoint, OneDrive, WebDAV, or Google Drive sources so you can open, edit, and save files […]

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Microsoft’s Release Preview ring lets you try new features early

พฤ, 02/11/2016 - 02:45

Microsoft’s Windows Insider program allows users to get early access to new builds of Windows 10 before they’re made available to the general public. Not sure you want to risk installing untested updates? That’s why Microsoft has offered a Fast Ring and a Slow Ring, allowing members of the slow ring to get updates only […]

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Deals of the Day (2-10-2016)

พฤ, 02/11/2016 - 00:45

There’s no shortage of cheap Windows laptops, tablets, and convertibles these days… but most of the models you can find for under $300 have anemic specs (like 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage). But today Woot is offering the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11E convertible notebook for $270. The 3.3 laptop has an 11.6 inch […]

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Opera Software could be sold to Chinese group for $1.2 billion

พุธ, 02/10/2016 - 23:30

Norwegian software company Opera may be heading to China… sort of. A consortium of Chinese companies wants to buy Opera for $1.2 billion, which is a lot of money for a company whose web browsers for desktop and mobile devices aren’t nearly as popular as competitors like Google’s Chrome or Mozilla’s Firefox. In fact, it’s […]

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Ubuntu Core now supports Intel’s $150 (or less) NUC mini computer

พุธ, 02/10/2016 - 22:30

Ubuntu Core is a stripped down version of Canonical’s popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, designed to run on low-power computers like the Raspberry Pi 2, Beaglebone, Gumstix, ODroid-C1, and others. Now Canonical has announced that Ubuntu Core also supports the Intel NUC DE3815TY mini-computer. That’s one of cheapest  members of the Intel NUC line of mini-desktops. […]

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LG G5 smartphone to have an “always on” display

พุธ, 02/10/2016 - 21:39

It’s tough to interact with a smartphone without turning on the display… but keeping the screen on too long is usually a sure-fire way to run down your battery. So when LG says that its upcoming G5 smartphone will have a screen that’s “always on,” it either means that the company figures you only need […]

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Now it’s easier to find out what’s in Windows 10 updates

พุธ, 02/10/2016 - 03:00

Microsoft has released a number of updates to Windows 10 since launching the operating system in July, 2015. But up until now it hasn’t always been easy to know what features, bug fixes, or security improvements were included in each update. That’s starting to change: Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 update history page, […]

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Oculus Ready PCs coming soon for $1499 and up

พุธ, 02/10/2016 - 02:12

It’ll be a few months before you can get your hands on the commercial version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in April, but you can already pre-order one for $599. Want a PC that’s powerful enough to work with the headset? Starting February 16th, you’ll be able to pre-order an “Oculus Ready” PC bundled […]

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