2 hours ago

HP Chromebox review

HP Chromebox

It's not going to be your main machine, but the HP Chromebox could be a simple and inexpensive choice for the right person

Chromebooks may be the talk of the town when it comes to Google's Chrome OS, but the tiny desktop-class machines called Chromeboxes have carved out their own niche as well. While they're primarily focused on education and business applications as video Hangouts machines, Chromeboxes are a great go-to choice for a cheap computer just like their laptop-style counterparts.

Several different manufacturers are in on the Chromebox game, but the most affordable model right now is the HP Chromebox starting at just $159. It's not as easy to pick up and get to computing right away as a Chromebook is considering you'll need to add your own screen and in some cases peripherals, but for a few specific use cases a Chromebox may be just the right tool for the job. Read along for our full impressions and review of the HP Chromebox.

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45 min ago

How much will a Galaxy Note 4 cost off-contract?


Galaxy Notes have never been cheap phones, and the Galaxy Note 4 is no exception. While buying the phone on-contract can soften the blow (or at least spread the misery out), for many, that's not an option. Maybe you have to buy unlocked to keep that precious unlimited data plan. Maybe you just don't like And besides, you don't have to sell your wireless soul for two years to get the Note 4, you can buy off-contract. You'll be spending a pretty penny, but it's a pretty phone, and a pretty useful one at that. So, here's what the newest phablet will run you on each of the major American carriers (T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint).

  • We'll start with Verizon, mostly because they'll be the cheapest for the Note 4 off-contract. Big Red will sell you an off-contract Note 4 for $699.
  • Next is Sprint, which is offering it at $720 dollars off-contract for its users.
  • T-Mobile is offering the Galaxy Note 4 at $750 to all users, since there is not carrier subsidy.
  • And AT&T will be happy to sell you a Galaxy Note 4 at a $825, without a contract but with all of AT&T's bloatware.

There you have it. Go forth and claim your Note 4, wherever it may be.

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2 hours ago

Samsung reportedly will end sales of its Chromebooks in Europe


A new report quotes a Samsung spokesperson as saying the company plans to stop selling its laptops, including its Chromebooks, in the European markets.

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2 hours ago

HTC Scribble drawing app doodles its way onto the HTC One M8


HTC has released HTC Scribble for the HTC One M8. Scribble was originally available on last years HTC One Max. Scribble lets you capture your thoughts by creating and editing notes and drawing sketches. You can also add photos and animated GIFs. You can create several types of notes by choosing from a number of HTC's templates.

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3 hours ago

Verizon's Droid Turbo struts its stuff in new leaked photos


Even as Motorola starts shipping the Moto X, the company is rumored to be preparing a new Droid smartphone for release soon. Today, alleged images of the back side of this new Droid Turbo were posted on the HellomotoHK Facebook page.

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3 hours ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 23


We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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4 hours ago

New Moto X is now shipping from Moto Maker

Moto X 2014

If you've ordered a new Moto X from Motorola, looks like it might soon be on its way. Ours has shipped, as have others. And what's more is that we're expecting delivery tomorrow.

While you're waiting, be sure to swing by our Moto X forums.

Thanks, Deron!

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4 hours ago

Samsung starts selling micro-USB Power Sharing cable for $19.99


Samsung wants you to share the power between its smartphones and smartwatches with its new micro-USB Power Sharing cable, which is now available for $19.99.

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5 hours ago

Asphalt Overdrive from Gameloft is coming Thursday to Android


During E3 this year, Gameloft announced the latest game in the Asphalt series of racers. Surprisingly, the next Asphalt won't be Asphalt 9. Instead, the series is spinning off in a new direction with Asphalt Overdrive. Instead of a serious arcade-style racer, the new Asphalt will be an endless racer – sort of like Gameloft's recently released Spider-Man Unlimited or Sega's Crazy Taxi City Rush.

Players who are wondering how well Asphalt works as an endless racer plays won't have to wait long to find out. Today Gameloft announced that Asphalt: Overdrive will be coming to Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 this Thursday, September 25! The publisher also released a new trailer to celebrate the news. Keep reading for both the trailer and gameplay details.

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5 hours ago

Galaxy Note 4 to launch ahead of schedule as Samsung sets ambitious sales targets


Samsung is seemingly worried about the launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and is said to be accelerating its release schedule for the Galaxy Note 4. While pre-order interest in the handset in Samsung's home market has been strong, with three major carriers — SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus — running out of inventory in three days, Samsung is pushing up its launch window to September 26.

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6 hours ago

Samsung feels brunt of iPhone 6 launch, shares plummet to two-year low


Samsung has experienced quite the downturn after hitting lowest share prices since 2012. The Bloomberg report details some factors leading to this drop, including Apple's recent release of the iPhone 6 and analysts lowering profit estimations.

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7 hours ago

Google Now tracks flight prices so you don't have to


Interested in going on that ultimate getaway, but flight prices a bit too steep? You no longer need to constantly check fares on a daily basis, as Google is now offering a Google Now alert that notifies you of any changes in the flight prices. Flight information is tracked based on your recent searches on Google Flights.

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10 hours ago

Galaxy Alpha, Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact expected to launch in India this week


Indian smartphone fans are in for a treat this week, as both Samsung and Sony get set to launch their latest offerings in the country. Sony will kick things off by launching the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact on September 25 in a media event in New Delhi. Samsung, meanwhile, is scheduled to launch the Galaxy Alpha on September 27.

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12 hours ago

Goat Simulator bashes its way to 100,000 mobile game sales in first six days


Goat Simulator, the very unlikely PC game hit from developer Coffee Stain Studios, made its way to Android and iOS devices on September 17. On Monday, Coffee Stain Studios revealed that the mobile version of the $4.99 game has sold over 100,000 copies in its first six days.

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