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HP Chromebook 11 back in the Play Store, LTE model (sort of) shows up at Best Buy

$100 bump in price gets you connection to the Verizon network<p>Following an extensive recall of faulty chargers, the HP Chromebook 11 is finally back …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

As August winds to a close, so do the summer tech doldrums. Manufacturers are ramping up for the big fourth-quarter buying season, and that means new products galore. Expect an avalanche of announcements in the first half of September alone, with the IFA show in Berlin followed by an Apple event, …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Festive iPhone cases light up when you get calls, alerts

Does your iPhone case merely protect your iPhone? <i>Bo</i>-ring!<p>Why not spruce things up a bit with a case that combines protection with festive, blinky coolness? That's the idea behind this line of VanD flashing iPhone cases.<p>Available in a variety of styles for iPhone 5/5S and iPhone 5C, the LED Cover …

Xbox One, you're not making my family life easier

My Xbox One may not stay connected to my cable box very long.<p>In a year's time, the Xbox One might be the ultimate TV-connected entertainment box on the planet. But at the moment, it's sitting awkwardly between my cable DVR and my TV -- where it's causing some tension among the TV viewers in my …

Intel's first store coming to New York City, more locations to follow

Brick, mortar, and microchips<p>Intel might be known for its processors inside PCs, but the company is now experimenting with a line of retail stores this holiday. A range of Intel "experience" pop-up stores are set to debut shortly, with the first opening in New York on November 23rd. The stores are …

Lenovo Erazer X700

<b>Pros</b><p>Built-in liquid cooling and OneKey Overclocking. Hot swappable drive bays. Lots of room for expandability. Better than average bundled keyboard …

The 100 Best Android Apps of 2018

The Google Play store is brimming with selection, but these are the best Android apps you really need to get the most out of your phone or …

Ashton Kutcher is now a Lenovo product engineer

Following the time-honored tradition of hiring celebrities as advisors, Lenovo has just announced Ashton Kutcher is its latest product engineer. According to a press release from the company, Kutcher — who previously studied biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa — will work alongside …

Qualcomm Exec Reassigned Over Apple A7 Comments

Anand Chandrasekher, former Qualcomm Chief Marketing Officer, was reassigned to new duties this week after he panned the A7 in an interview with IDG …

Google partnering with HTC to provide free Drive storage

Feeling a little tight on storage with your HTC One? Worried that once you get your hands on a One Max, you won’t know what to do with gigs upon gigs …

Tablets To Grow 53.4% This Year, Says Gartner, As The Traditional PC declines 11.2% [Updated]

The tablet category is continuing to eat the PC’s lunch, albeit it’s a large lunch so the feast is taking a while. Analyst Gartner expects worldwide tablet shipments to grow<p>42.7% 53.4% [<i>Gartner has issued a correction to its earlier figures</i>] this year, with shipments reaching 184 million units. And …

Nokia's Bizarre Multi-Screen Smartwatch of the Future

Nokia is the latest company with its sights set on the smartwatch space, and if new pictures and a video is any indication, it will be quite a feast …

Tivli Rebrands As Philo. Is It Harvard’s Next Facebook?

At Harvard’s iLab incubator, a small team of Harvard graduates are preparing to disrupt live TV by working with traditional industry players.<p>The tale sounds like it’s straight out of <i>The Social Network</i>. It was 2011 and two kids from Harvard, Nicholas Krasney and Tuan Ho, were finally ready to unveil …

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

All 1.2 Billion Facebook Users on a Single Page

If you want a good idea of just how many people use Facebook on a daily basis, this dizzying site manages to cram every single user onto a single …

Stir Kinetic Desk, Created by Former iPod Engineer, Makes Other Standing Desks Look Boring

Standing desks are old news. How about a desk that <i>breathes</i>?<p>That’s the idea behind the Stir Kinetic Desk, a new adjustable standing desk dreamed up by …

Samsung Opens Up Mobile Devices to Developers to Make Them More Attractive to Businesses

Aiming to further its pitch to businesses, Samsung is looking to create an ecosystem of developers building specialized products and services around …

Google adds remote lock and password reset features to Android Device Manager

Android users can now remotely lock down a misplaced or stolen device from the web. Google has rolled this critical feature into Android Device Manager, which launched last month with location tracking and remote wipe functionality. Now the web tool lets you lock any Android smartphone running …

Nokia's Internships Lens uses AR to help find your next unpaid college gig

Finding a college internship that isn't soul-draining can be tough, but Nokia wants to help with that. Today, the Finnish company is announcing a joint effort with <i>Internships.com</i> to release Internships Lens, an app that leverages augmented reality and your social circles to point you toward the …

Valve announces Linux-based SteamOS

SteamOS is Valve's Linux-based solution for bringing gaming to the living room, the company announced today.<p>The operating system will be available free to license for manufacturers building "living room machines," and it will also be available as a free download to users. Valve has customized Linux …

Lose It Gets Into Hardware: Dieting App Launches Its Own Bluetooth Scale

Lose It, the popular dieting app, is launching its own wireless scale.<p>It’s an interesting move for a mobile app maker to launch a hardware device, …

Six incredibly beautiful Live Wallpapers for your Android

Here's an easy way to keep your phone screen looking fresh and inviting: install a live wallpaper. Live wallpapers are animated and typically interactive backgrounds that provide ever-changing screens to keep your phone dynamic.<p>A longtime Android feature, live wallpapers can change once in awhile …

Lenovo CEO gifts $3 million from his own bonus to junior employees, again

Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing is spreading the wealth around again this year, giving away some $3.25 million from his personal bonus to the company’s employees around the world, reports Bloomberg. That’s an extra $250,000 over the $3 million he gave away in an identical gesture last year, and will …

Ready or not, the Programmable World is upon us

We live in an age where household objects can now intelligently communicate with each other via wireless protocols<p>EDGE<p>August 30, 2013 3:21pm (UTC)<p>Ever heard of the ‘programmable world’? Maybe not. The phrase, as far as I know, was coined by a US <i>Wired</i> journalist, Bill Wasik, in an article earlier …

Microsoft’s best hope after Ballmer? A breakup.

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>Vivek Wadhwa<p>Email Bio Follow<p>During its monopoly days, Microsoft was the tech industry’s greatest magnet for talent. It was able to hire the best of the best.<p>Many of those geniuses are still with the company. My former students and friends who work at Microsoft tell me that they love …