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Refurbished 16GB Nexus 7 (2013) now on sale on eBay

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eBay is currently offering refurbished Nexus 7 (2013) tablets at a great price. The 16GB model sales for $149, while the 32GB one for $169. Normally, at the Google Play Store they sell for $229 and $269, accordingly.

If you’re in Europe, there are deals for you, too. The German branch of Amazon regularly holds Warehous Deals and now they have several listings for used Nexus 7 (2013) tablets in a very good condition for around €180. (Via) Read more »

Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9″ is official, breaths fire with a Tegra K1 chip

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Today Xiaomi announced its first tablet called Mi Pad and it’s looking like a pretty exciting piece of tech at a hard to believe price point. The slate features a 7.9″ 2048×1536 pixel display (326 ppi), which matches the one on the iPad mini 2 and is the fist to be powered by the latest gen Nvidia chipsets.

Under the hood of the tablet lives the powerful Nvidia Tegra K1 with a 2.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 32-bit CPU, a potent 192-core Kepler GPU and 2GB of RAM. According to a leaked benchmark score the CPU inside the Tegra K1 is more powerful than even the Krait 450 inside the Snapdragon 805. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (SM-T800) flaunts its AMOLED display in FCC photos

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A new set of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 photos has surfaced thanks to the FCC. The photos show the tablet from different angles and not just from the front and rear as the first batch we saw a few days ago.

In addition to the new photos, the FCC also provides measurements of the tablet, carrying the model name SM-T800. It measures 246.5mm wide and 176.4mm tall. Sadly, thickness isn’t specified yet, but by the looks of it, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is quite slim. Read more »

Motorola Moto E hands-on

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Motorola is part of a small subset of phonemakers that doesn’t take part of specification races, but focuses on delivering great value at attractive price points. As such, ever since the summer of 2011 when Google set its eyes on the company, Motorola has set its focus on the mid- and low-end of the phone spectrum and it appears things aren’t changing after the Lenovo acquisition.

The Motorola Moto E is the company’s latest effort to capture the hearts of the budget-conscious smartphone customer. It did so with the Moto G, but it seems many of the boffins inside of Motorola though they can do better. Read more »

Samsung launches a 6,000mAh external battery pack with faux-leather body

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Samsung has launched an external battery pack that has the same faux-leather design as the Galaxy Note 3. With a capacity of 6,000mAh, the battery pack is capable of charging the Galaxy S5 two times.

The Samsung EB-PG900B battery pack measures 74 x 140 x 11mm, which is quite compact. A neat feature is the built-in retractable microUSB cable used for charging. Read more »

Motorola Moto E gets its first promo video

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The Motorola Moto E is now official and the company hopes it will be an even bigger success than the Moto G.

And with a tempting price tag of $117, Motorola ought to be on to something with the Moto E. It packs a lot of cool features like scratch-resistant 4.3″ display and a splash-proof construction that aren’t normally features found on such a budget device. Read more »

Gmail for Android passes 1 billion downloads

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Gmail for Android now boasts over 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Store. Gmail is the first app to reach this milestone, after Google Play Services package, which is automatically installed on every certified Android device.

The download counter reflects unique installs and not a total number of downloads, including repeats. Don’t think, however, that there are 1 billion active Android Gmail users, as there are most certainly some abandoned or duplicate accounts. Read more »

Samsung responsible for 62% of Apple iPad display supply in Q1

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A report conducted by DisplaySearch states that Samsung was the largest supplier of iPad displays in the first quarter of the year. In spite of the ruthless legal battle between the two companies, Samsung Display shipped 5.2 million 9.7″ iPad display panels.

This accounts for 62% of the total shipment of such displays, which are used in the iPad Air and iPad 4. The other company that is handling the iPad’s display production is LG. Read more »

LG G Watch gets its first promo video

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The LG G Wear has a new video out today and it shows the watch in its full glory. The video itself doesn’t reveal anything that we didn’t already know but it’s cool enough and keeps the excitement going for the smart wearable’s summer release.

The watch will be available in two colors – stealth black and champagne gold – and its metal body will be water resistant. LG dubs the G watch display as “always-on”, so we’re intrigued to see what really stands behind those words and how would the battery endure. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) available for $364 today

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The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) may no longer be Samsung’s flagship tablet, but it’s certainly one worth considering at the sweet price of $364. You can now have either the black or the white version the slate for that exact price thanks to a promotion held by US retailer Woot!.

You can even grab the 32GB version for just $35 extra or $389 in total. That’s a significant price cut compared to the retail price of the product over at other retailers such as Amazon, which lists the slate for $479 (16 GB) and $529 (32GB). Read more »

Huawei Ascend P7 promo videos are out, laugh in the face of heat

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Huawei has released a set of Ascend P7 promo videos. One of them tells the design story behind the product and the amount of effort it took the company to reach the new levels of craftsmanship.

The Ascend P7 has just become official and Huawei promises it won’t overheat like it predecessor, the Ascend P6 Read more »

Official AR.Drone 2.0 app for Windows 8 puts more people in the pilot’s seat

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We’re quite the fans of the Parrot’s AR.Drone 2.0 and now owners of Windows 8 devices (tablets included) can enjoy flying with the cool drone themselves thanks to the official app outed by the company. It’s called AR.FreeFlight and is currently up for grabs in the Windows Store

Up until this moment, only Android and iOS users could take control of the AR.Drone 2.0, but now that the company has released a Windows 8 app, more people can enjoy a bit of flying too. Read more »

LG G Watch to hit Europe in June for €199

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LG is going to launch the G Watch this June with a pricetag of €199 in Europe (probably $199 in the US). LG France has confirmed the information to the news outlet Lesnumeriques.

It’s almost certain that the G Watch is going to be the base for the first Google Nexus smartwatch, which too will run the recently announced Android Wear OS. Read more »

Microsoft helps US schools get new PCs with a $1 billion donation

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Microsoft, with the help of its hardware partners, is making a $1 billion donation to schools in the United States to help them modernize and buy desktop PCs. The PCs in question are under $300 each, and that’s where the help of the company’s hardware partners in the face of Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, and Toshiba is felt most.

Microsoft’s Education CTO Cameron Evans told CNET that because of the donation, he hopes that the children will become loyal Windows fans in the future. However, currently the focus is helping them have access to better technology, which will improve the quality of education. Read more »

Samsung Enterprise SSDs with 3-bit NAND enter mass production

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Samsung announced today it has begun mass producing of the industry’s first 3-bit NAND-based SSD designed specifically for servers and large data centers. The new 3-bit NAND technology is going to enable data centers operate more efficiently and manage heavy workload better. Ultimately, this would benefit complex queries common with social networking, web browsing and email.

The new PM853T SSD will be available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB sizes and will deliver a 30% boost in manufacturing efficiency compared to 2-bit NAND SSDs. Read more »