Bay Trail-powered Asus Chromebooks to sell for $250 and up

Bay Trail-powered Asus Chromebooks to sell for $250 and up

Asus launched its first Chrome OS device this year: the $180 Asus Chromebox. It’s a tiny, affordable desktop computer with a Celeron CPU that’s a surprisingly capable device for the price. An even more powerful model with a Core i3 Haswell CPU should be available any day now.

Now Asus is getting ready to expand its line of Chrome devices with two new laptops. We already knew the Asus C200 and…

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iFixit Project Tango teardown: Google’s 3D-scanning smartphone prototype

iFixit Project Tango teardown: Google’s 3D-scanning smartphone prototype

Google’s Project Tango is an effort to build a smartphone that can create a 3D map of the world around it so that you can use mobile apps to interact with physical objects. For example you could use apps to choose paint colors for your house or conduct other interior decorating projects. Or you could play video games that involve real-world objects.

Project Tango is still in the prototype phase,…

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Amazon moves Kindle personal documents to Cloud Drive

Amazon moves Kindle personal documents to Cloud Drive

Amazon’s Kindle eReaders and tablets are designed to let you read books, magazines, and newspapers from the Kindle Store. But an added perk has long been that customers can use a “Send to Kindle” feature to read text, HTML, Word, and PDF documents, clips of web pages, and even DRM-free Kindle-compatible eBooks.

Amazon even provides users with 5GB of cloud storage space for Personal Documents,…

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Google Glass gets KitKat update

Google Glass gets KitKat update

Google is updating the software for its Google Glass wearable computer, bringing new features, updating the software to Android 4.4 KitKat, and removing one feature.

The update should be available later this week, and it comes just as Google is opening up the platform to more users. For a limited time starting April 15th, anyone in the US with $1500 to spare will be able to join the Google Glass…

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foobar2000 music player goes mobile (via crowdfunding… maybe)

foobar2000 music player goes mobile (via crowdfunding… maybe)

Foobar2000 is one of the most popular music players for Windows PCs. The free media player has a simple but customizable user interface, support for a wide range of audio codecs, CD ripping, keyboard shortcuts, and more.

Now the developers want to bring foobar2000 want to bring their software to mobile devices. They’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise at least $100,000 to help fund…

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MINIX unveils Neo X8 line of Android TV boxes with Amlogic S802 chips

MINIX unveils Neo X8 line of Android TV boxes with Amlogic S802 chips

Android TV box maker MINIX has earned a reputation (among the small group of folks who track these things) for offering products with reliable performance and decent specs. Now the company is introducing two new boxes designed to let you run Android apps on your TV, and they’re the most powerful MINIX boxes yet.

The MINIX Neo X8 and Neo X8s are both powered by versions of the Amlogic S802…

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Samsung’s next camera-centric phone launching April 29th?

Samsung’s next camera-centric phone launching April 29th?

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone in 2013, featuring the kind of hardware that you normally only get with a standalone camera. Now it looks like Samsung is getting ready to launch a next-generation smartphone with a high quality camera.

The company is holding an event in Singapore on Tuesday April 29th to introduce a new product… and the “Kapture the Moment” invitation suggests the…

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Asus Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 now available with 500GB hard drive (in the US)

Asus Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 now available with 500GB hard drive (in the US)

The Asus Transformer Book T100 is an inexpensive 2-in-1 computer. It’s a Windows tablet with a 10 inch display, a detachable keyboard dock, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a price of $399 or less.

It’s the spiritual successor to the netbook… in a good way. It’s cheap, portable, offers long battery life, and has the kind of performance that’s good enough for most day to day tasks.

But like…

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Lilbits (4-14-2014): MS Office for Chrome (kinda)

Lilbits (4-14-2014): MS Office for Chrome (kinda)

Microsoft may want you to pay $99 per year or more to use Office 365. But Office isn’t the only game in town these days, and over the past few years Microsoft has been working to make its free, cloud-based version of Office a bit more competitive with Google Docs and other free alternatives.

Now Microsoft is taking another step toward making Office Online easier to use. It’s coming to the Google…

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Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet coming soon for $700 and up?

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet coming soon for $700 and up?

More details have emerged about Lenovo’s upcoming 10 inch, business-friendly Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Z3795 Bay Trail processor. The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 is epxected to be one of the most powerful and versatile Atom-powered tablets to date. It’ll also be one of the more expensive models, with prices as high as $1200 for a top-of-the-line system.

But according to a tipster at the Tablet PC…

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