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As Chromebooks catch on, 2014 promises more models

Laptops based on Google's Chrome OS will reportedly multiply in 2014. They're cheap and schools have a growing affinity for them.<p>As Chromebooks gain in popularity, device makers are gearing up for new entries in 2014.<p>Both Asus and Toshiba will enter the market, according to a report on Friday from …

Consumer Tech

Magellan's Echo smartwatch now tracks your golf and skiing adventures

Magellan reckons that many smartwatch buyers are fitness mavens, and it's catering to that health-minded audience today with a big upgrade to its Echo Smart Sports Watch. The iOS-compatible wristwear now tracks data for a much wider range of activities beyond running, including golf, hiking and …

Acer's latest all-in-one doubles as a 27-inch touch monitor and Android PC

Perhaps the best way to regard Acer's growing range of Android "all-in-ones" is not as PC replacements, or even as giant tablets, but rather as touch-sensitive monitors that have the added benefit of being able to run their own OS. That certainly applies to the latest model, the TA272 HUL, whose …

DreamWorks will release its own 'Dreamtab' Android tablet this spring

DreamWorks has partnered with Fuhu, the company responsible for the Nabi line of tablets, to produce an Android tablet for kids. The 8-inch Dreamtab will cost "under $300," according tothe <i>New York Times</i>, and will feature regularly updated original content based on DreamWorks characters. The content …

DreamWorks to launch Android 'DreamTab' with original content this spring

DreamWorks certainly knows what kids want to watch, and Android tablet maker Fuhu knows a thing or two about children's tablets -- having produced the Nabi 2 Disney edition model, for instance. It looks like the two are putting that youth savvy together to create a new slate called the DreamTab …

Google Wants You to Turn on Google+ Notifications

In October last year, Google SVP Vic Gundotra announced that Google+ now had 540 million monthly active users. An impressive milestone, although only 300 million of those were accessing the stream and reading content posted by other users. Google+ has long been described as a “ghost town” and it …

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses.<p>Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information …

Augmented Reality

Watch Out Google, AddSearch — Like Swiftype — Wants To Stop In-Website Search From Sucking

The in-website search space is hotting up. Because well, let’s face it, most site search still sucks. The reason for that is that firstly search is a hard, expensive problem to crack. And secondly Google, the dominant search player offering an in-website search product, hasn’t got a huge incentive …

Christmas 2015: Best Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Christmas 2015 is just around the corner, so what better time than to treat yourself to one of the best smartphones in the world right now.<p>The …

Acer’s new touchscreen C720 Chromebook comes in white for $299

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The fashion conscious may want to take note of Acer’s newest Chromebook, announced on Friday. The C720P-2600 is a slightly …

Sinister gamepad hopes to replace PC gamers' keyboards, leaves the mouse (hands-on)

Putting aside arguments over platform exclusives, graphical output and the convenience of gaming from the couch, one element separates console and PC gamers more than any other: control. Those parked in front of a television have an all-in-one gamepad with analog nubs, clicky buttons and smooth …

Acer Unveils Two New Sub-$200 Android Iconia Tablets And Chromebook

Acer has unveiled several new Android-based devices that will be on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>In particular, the company announced the debut of two new tablets. The Iconia A1-830 is a 7.9-inch tablet available for $179.99 in the US and $199.99 in Canada, while …

Samsung brings NFC and a bigger battery to the Galaxy Camera 2

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Ahead of CES, Samsung on Thursday announced the Galaxy Camera 2, the sequel to last year’s Galaxy Camera. It’s …

Basis Refreshes Its Fitness Tracker, Adds Improved Sleep Analytics

The quantified self movement has grown to the point where you could easily bedeck your limbs with thousands of dollars of tracking gadgets, and the race to measure your movement isn’t going to end any time soon. That’s why Basis — makers of an awfully accurate, wrist-worn health gadget — has rolled …

Acer’s new tablet is a low-cost Android alternative to the iPad mini

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Acer<p>If you like the iPad mini(s appl), but wish it only cost half the price and ran Android(s goog), Acer has just the …

Intel's big CES news: Computers that run both Windows and Android

Plenty of computers makers have tried and failed to bring Windows and Android together, but that’s not stopping Intel from trying.<p>Intel is planning to announce a new push next week at CES for computers that run both Windows and Android, sources tell the Verge.<p>The initiative, internally dubbed “Dual …

FX comedy 'Chozen' to debut early on Xbox One

FX will debut its new comedy series <i>Chozen</i> on the Xbox One next week, airing it on the console a week before its television premiere. Though the series won't be a Microsoft exclusive beyond that, getting an early debut still plays into its bigger plans for the Xbox One. Microsoft wants owners to …

U.S. spy court: NSA to keep collecting phone records

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has renewed NSA's phone-collection program, allowing the agency to continue collecting every American's telephone records every day.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A secretive U.S. spy court has ruled again that the National Security Agency can keep collecting every …

Why It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Facebook Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you noticed anything different about your Facebook posts lately?<p>I know I have, and so too have a bunch of big brands and small business owners that I've been talking to. They're all actually quite frustrated with it.<p>They're …

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth requires that …

Why the Rap Genius Story Is Really About Google

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last week, lyrics-annotation site Rap Genius made headlines for a major Google no-no. The startup was accused of sending spammy emails asking bloggers to insert Rap Genius links into their sites in hopes of ranking higher on Google's …

Why This Startup Chose The Midwest Over Silicon Valley

A new app on the market claims to helps shoppers shop and spend smarter. Wisely combines the social search functions of sites like Yelp and Foursquare with an easy personal finance tracker, all in one app.<p>Wisely founders Mike Vichich and Tyler Felous met at the global consulting firm Accenture, …

This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …

Why Startups Hire Their Own Lawyers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori works in the emerging companies practice at WilmerHale in New York City and is the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project. Follow him on Twitter @ddoktori.</i><p>Airbnb challenged local hotel zoning laws, Uber took on taxi licensing requirements, and Pinterest …