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1 week ago

Acer Chromebook 14 review: Big screen, big value

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Acer Chromebook 14

Acer Chromebook 14 Full review

Since Google started pushing its Chromebook platform as a consumer-focused product, Acer has been there leading the charge with some of the best models. Perhaps the most popular Chromebook of all time, the C720, came from Acer, and the company commands a substantial portion of the Chrome OS market at this point.

But all of that success came on the back of low-end, affordable Chromebooks that leaned more toward the side of "cheap throw-away" than "solid laptop to be proud of using." To be fair to Acer that's where the entire Chromebook market was at — that is, until 2015 when a few different manufacturers hit the scene with new mid-range models that upped the performance and hardware quality over the bargain basement norm.

Acer's response to the likes of Dell, HP and Toshiba is this, the new Chromebook 14. Built out of aluminum and packing really solid specs even in its base model, the Chromebook 14 ticks a lot of boxes for those who want the simplicity of a Chromebook but are willing to pay just a little bit more for something that's actually enjoyable to touch and look at.

At $299, the Chromebook 14 is fitting the mold nicely — this is our full review.

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1 week ago

The NFL will bring classic games to YouTube later this year

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The National Football League will offer an expanded selection of content as part of its recently-renewed, multi-year deal with YouTube. While the NFL's channel already offers game highlights, recaps, and clips, the new content selection will include full classic games, plays from in-progress games, and more.

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1 week ago

Boost Mobile now offers $65-a-month plan for two lines, each with 10GB of data

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Boost Mobile is now offering a new $65-a-month plan (with Auto Re-Boost) for two lines. Each line will be able to access 10GB of high-speed data on Sprint's network.

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1 week ago

Vodafone launches the affordable Smart prime 7 for just £75

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Vodafone has launched the Smart prime 7 in the UK for just £75. Available on Pay-As-You-Go, the Smart prime is an ideal option for those who desire a smartphone rocking Marshmallow but do not wish to fork out on flagship handsets. Alongside the prime 7 is the Smart first 7, which is available for just £25. This is the low-end of the affordable segment, offering bare minimum specifications.

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1 week ago

Grab an Amazon Tap from HSN for just $120 today!

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If you are looking to pick up an Amazon Tap but don't want to drop the full asking price on it, you are in luck. Right now, HSN is running a special on it which drops the price down to just $120, a $10 savings. While $10 may not seem like a huge savings, it is rare to see the latest Amazon products receive a discount. With purchasing from HSN, you also have the option to split it into payments if you need, which is a big benefit for some.

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1 week ago

Sprint offers free year of Amazon Prime with its $100-a-month Better Choice XXL plan

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Sprint has announced that customers who sign up for its $100-a-month Better Choice XXL plan will get a year of Amazon Prime for free, which is normally worth $99.

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1 week ago

Grab the first new Stone Roses track in 21 years right now from Google Play

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Influential British band, The Stone Roses, have released their first new music in 21 years, with All For One debuting after much recent speculation. Fans can now pick up the new track from the Google Play Store or listen in with a Play Music subscription.

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1 week ago

Huawei is bringing the P9 Lite to the UK later this month

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Huawei has announced the company plans to launch the P9 Lite in the UK. The smartphone will be available from EE, O2, Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse from late May. The P9 Lite joins the P9 and P9 Plus to round off the family of products, offering yet another option in case the two aforementioned devices aren't quite the ideal matches for your hand.

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1 week ago

CREO rolls out first update to the Mark 1 with camera fixes, data manager, and more

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CREO has rolled out its first update to the Mark 1. The vendor unveiled the handset on April 13, promising to deliver monthly updates through which the phone "runs like new." This month's update is geared at making the camera more responsive, while introducing more functionality to the vendor's Sense and Echo software-based features. The update comes in at 15MB, and will be rolling out to all Mark 1 users today.

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1 week ago

WhatsApp Web now lets you share documents

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After introducing a standalone desktop app for Windows and Mac users earlier this week, WhatsApp is bringing added functionality to its web client in the form of document sharing.

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1 week ago

Fallout Shelter on Android gets exclusive Old Longfellow vault dweller

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Coinciding with the upcoming release of Fallout 4's latest DLC, Fallout Shelter players on Android can add an exclusive dweller to their vault.

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1 week ago

Parsey McParseface is Google's open source bid to help machines understand English

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One of the biggest challenges in interacting with machines is their ability to understand the way we meat bags naturally speak.

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2 weeks ago

AT&T pushes May security patch to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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AT&T has begun pushing an update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users that brings the smartphones up to date with the latest May security patch.

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2 weeks ago

AT&T announces the $100 LG Phoenix 2

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AT&T is supposed to begin selling the LG Phoenix 2 on its website today for $99.99 without a contract under its GoPhone pre-paid brand. The phone will be sold at other retailers on Saturday, May 14 and at AT&T stores on June 10.

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2 weeks ago

Best cases for the Nextbit Robin

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Best cases for the Nextbit Robin so far

If it's colored like a robin's egg, you should probably protect it like one.

The Nextbit Robin isn't flashy in the same way a metal or glass phone is, but it is pretty to look at with its square edges, unique colors and porportions and rather thin design. That being said, you drop that sucker on its corner and it's bye bye birdie.

We've rounded up the best cases that you can buy today to keep your Robin safe and sound, so you can keep Tweeting.

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