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Report: Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 devices
— 9:18 AM on February 24, 2014

Windows 8.1 could be headed to cheaper tablets. A Bloomberg report posted this weekend says makers of sub-$250 devices will soon be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

Intel unveils smartphone-bound Atom Z34, Z35 series, new LTE modem
— 3:00 AM on February 24, 2014

The Mobile World Congress kicks off this morning in Barcelona, Spain, and Intel has taken the opportunity to announce a new pair of smartphone-bound Atom...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Networking Personal tech

Audience introduces low-power motion processor
— 1:00 AM on February 24, 2014

Remember Audience? The company's audio processors are used in a staggering number...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Prototype Google smartphone maps its surroundings in 3D
— 10:38 AM on February 21, 2014

Google wants smartphones to be able to see and understand the world around them. That's the impetus behind Project Tango, which has produced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

64-bit Bay Trail tablets are coming soon
— 3:39 PM on February 12, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail processor is a bona-fide 64-bit chip, but right now, pretty much all Bay Trail-powered Windows 8.1 tablets come pre-installed with the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

AMD promo video pimps the DockPort standard
— 6:00 AM on February 12, 2014

Many moons ago (actually just over two years), AMD took us into a back room of its CES mega-booth and showed us Lightning Bolt,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

Dell's 11'' Windows 8.1 tablet has a removable battery
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2014

As ultrabooks and tablets have become commonplace, removable batteries have become something of a rarity. Not all manufacturers are locking their batteries up, though. As...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

ARM updates mid-range offerings, intros Cortex-A17 CPU
— 12:01 AM on February 11, 2014

The world of ARM processors already has tremendous variety, and it's becoming a little bit more robust today with the announcement of the Cortex-A17 CPU...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

Benchmark listing reveals Tegra 4-powered 'Asus Gamebox'
— 4:54 PM on February 10, 2014

Asus may be cooking up an Android-based gaming machine, based on a benchmark listing in the AnTuTu database. The listing outlines an "Asus Gamebox" featuring Android...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Personal tech

Stylus-toting Asus VivoTab Note 8 listed for $329.99
— 9:13 AM on February 10, 2014

Yet another addition has been made to the growing list of eight-inch Windows 8 tablet—but this one isn't quite like the others. As Engadget...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Rumor: Google Nexus 8 tablet coming in April
— 9:20 AM on February 7, 2014

Google has an eight-inch Nexus slate in the works, according to the guys at DigiTimes—and the device could turn up in less than three...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

Microsoft has chosen its new CEO: Satya Nadella
— 9:15 AM on February 4, 2014

Well, looks like Stephen Elop didn't get the job after all. Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that its CEO search has come to an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Personal tech Servers

Google releases Chromecast SDK, opens door to game streaming
— 1:59 PM on February 3, 2014

That $35 Chromecast dongle from Google may be about to get a whole lot more powerful. Earlier today, Google announced the public release...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

Win8.1 tablet prices slashed to $229-249 in Microsoft Store sale
— 11:56 AM on February 3, 2014

Late last year, we saw the arrival of many Windows 8.1 tablets with 8" displays and Bay Trail Atom processors from Intel. This week, Microsoft's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Report: Samsung to back off Android customization
— 9:24 AM on January 30, 2014

Samsung has developed a bit of a reputation for messing with Android. The company's mobile devices typically run a heavily reskinned version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

Google to sell Motorola Mobility (minus patents) to Lenovo
— 6:00 AM on January 30, 2014

So much for the unification of Android hardware and software. Less than two...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

Apple Store update hints at increased TV focus
— 6:00 AM on January 29, 2014

Apple may be on the verge of a major update to its set-top box. 9to5Mac noticed that Apple has rejiggered its online store...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

IDC: One billion smartphones shipped in 2013
— 11:52 AM on January 28, 2014

Market research firm IDC has published some staggering smartphone shipment figures for 2013. Over one billion smartphones reportedly shipped last year, a jump...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech