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Acer already has a $200 Chromebook in the form of the C7, buit now you get more bang for your buck with the Haswell-based variant. It's called the Acer C720-2848 and it is also priced at a very affordable $200.
You'll already find plenty of gadgets on the market today with the Tegra 4 system-on-a-chip from NVIDIA, but the new Tegra 4i and Tegra 5 chips should be ready some time next year.
As an added incentive for you to jazz up your Moto X via Moto Maker, you can now pick up the new smartphone with Verizon for just $49.99.
Enter Panono. The company is offering a ball camera that you literally throw in order to take pictures with its 36 tiny lenses. All of that then get stitched together to produce a 72-megapixel photosphere.
Facebook has already spent $1 billion to acquire Instagram and it looked like Snapchat was next on their target list. The social network reportedly offered $3 billion to acquire Snapchat, but the people at Snapchat said no. That's bold.
If you're in the market for a giant phablet, there'll be an extra treat under the way-too-early Christmas tree for you this Friday. Sprint has confirmed that the HTC One Max will be officially joining its lineup this Friday, November 15.
What's that? You thought the Google Nexus 5 was a pretty fantastic deal at $349? Motorola just undercut that price by 50%, officially announcing its Moto G starting at just $179. That's not a contract price.
The Internet of Things describes the movement toward having a variety of household objects that can then be controlled by your smartphone. These gadgets would be connected to the Internet, so you can have true remote control of your thermostat, door locks, room lights and so on.
Camera Awesome is one of those awesome apps that has been, up until this time, an exclusive to iOS devices. That has now changed, because the Camera Awesome app has finally been ported over to Google Android.
You have quite a few options in the $200 range for Android tablets, including the Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and the Kobo Arc 7HD. Now, you can add at least one more contender to that list: the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7.
Even so, it doesn't look like Tim Cook and the team in Cupertino have very much to worry about. Even though iOS market share dropped about 1.5% compared to last year, shipment volumes actually increased about 25%.
In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the doctor could just whip out a tricorder and get an instant diagnosis, as well as collect all kinds of critical health data about you. That sci-fi tricorder is getting that much closer to reality.
For starters, the Urbee 2 is a car that was built using 3D printing, rather than more conventional manufacturing methods. They aim to drive the car clear across the United States on just ten gallons of fuel.
Sir Richard Branson and the people at the Virgin Galactic have inked an exclusive deal with NBC Universal that will see their first commercial flight aired on TV.
And that is what researchers at Cornell University are doing. They're teaching a robot named Baxter how to handle items as a grocery store checkout clerk.
One of the names in the running is Stephen Elop, formerly of Nokia, and it looks like he may already have many grand schemes in mind should he take over the head honcho role at Microsoft.
There are plenty of Bluetooth speakers out on the market already, but most of them are geared toward the general population. If you're a real musician and nothing but the best will do, you might want to turn to the new iLoud speaker from IK Multimedia.
We've all heard by now how wireless carriers in the United States routinely hand over their phone records over to the federal government as part of the latter's counterterrorism investigations and efforts. What we didn't know is that these wireless carriers are being paid to pass that call data onto the CIA and other government agencies.
Rumors of an Apple iWatch have been floating around since the time of the 6th-generation iPod nano, but it looks like we're getting much...
The idea with this all-terrain wheel assembly is that it is completely flexible. You can have a larger wheel with a narrower tread when the terrain calls for it, but when you turn the screw, that same wheel can shrink down its diameter and create a wider tread for a different kind of terrain.
Yes, Apple will continue to use Foxconn as its primary supplier, but even the mega city-sized factory of Foxconn can't keep up.
You may have heard how the new Smart Dialer in Android 4.4 will automatically list your most frequently contacted contacts toward the top of the list, but there are a few more tricks up that KitKat sleeve.
This can be wildly inefficient, so students from the University of Washington are devising a new technique that involves blasting rockets hard into the ground from high altitudes.
Late last month, we caught wind that T-Mobile was giving out 200MB of LTE data for free every month, no strings attached. Unfortunately, there are a few strings attached, but only for certain customers.
As has become tradition on the Internet, the brave crew at iFixit have taken it upon themselves to rip the new Nexus smartphone apart to discover all of its innards.
In addition to a range of tablets from companies like Apple and Samsung, Verizon Wireless is now starting its own line of self-branded tablets called the Ellipsis family. And it begins with the 7-inch Ellipsis 7.
As its name implies, the Helpouts system works in much the same way as video chat over Google Hangouts, except you get connected with teachers and experts for the questions that you need answered.
Astronomers from the University of California at Berkely and the University of Hawaii at Manoa have concluded that there could be as many as 20 billion planets in the universe that are both Earth-sized and within what is called the habitable zone.
Now, another mission is about to launch toward the Red Planet and it's being headed by the team at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Yes, India is going to Mars.
When it comes to the world of tech and consumer electronics, there are few names and personalities that reach the same kind of level as the Woz. The Apple co-founder sat down for an interview BBC Click where he discussed some of his thoughts on Google, Apple, smartphones and the rest of the tech industry.
Today was a very big day for the boys and girls in Waterloo with both good and bad news coming down the pipe. First, CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down from the head honcho role.
Google is thinking outside of the box again by going into the box. Or several boxes, in the form of shipping containers on a barge, floating around in San Francisco Bay.
Let's be fair. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has been out on the market for several months already and the Google Nexus 5 has only been out for a day. If they're both flagship-caliber devices, it would make sense that the Nexus 5 would be more powerful and more compelling, but is that really the case?
You can have some vision above zero and still be considered legally blind. In fact, that's the case for most people who we would consider blind, but these smart glasses could elevate their vision abilities even better by way of augmented reality... sort of.
The new Apple iPad Air was formally announced a little over a week ago, but now it is available for your purchasing pleasure. As...
Naturally, everyone is pretty excited about the highly anticipated arrival of the Google Nexus 5, but they're equally excited about the arrival of Android...
As if Samsung didn't already dabble in enough screen sizes already, a new FCC filing has popped up for the Samsung SM-P905. According to these documents, the Samsung tablet will have a total diagonal size of 14.1 inches. When you factor in the bezel, that would translate to a screen size of about 12.2-inches.
In some respects, the rumored Moto G from Motorola is going to be everything we thought the Moto X was going to be: cheap, but reasonably innovative. The specs for the Moto G have now been leaked and it is indeed pointing toward being a mid-tier if not even entry-level device.