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Equil Smartpen 2 bridges ballpoint and digital media

The Equil Smartpen 2 works like a standard ballpoint on regular paper. What makes the Equil Smartpen 2 advanced is the sensor to track and record strokes.

Limited-time Lenovo deals and steals offer great savings on select laptops

Get them while they’re hot… and still around. You’ll need to hurry, as they expire next Wednesday, on the 24th, but for once, haste will not come with any regrets. Not if you follow our advice and grab one of the discounted, carefully selected Lenovo laptops listed below.

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Alpha now available stateside for $700

Eager to get your metal Samsung fix and don’t feel like waiting for the Galaxy Note 4 or unnamed SM-A500? Maybe not so psyched about the Note 4 in the first place due to the phablet’s uncomfortable footprint?

Single Verizon/Motorola Droid sequel tipped for October intro

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell Motorola has bigger fish to fry than the not-so-popular Verizon-restricted Droid line of smartphones. There’s the handsome Moto 360 wearable piece, which many pundits are calling Apple Watch’s number one Android Wear rival.

Favi Pico+ projector needs no wires or connected devices

Most projectors are pretty boring to me. We commonly associate these hulking, ugly things with school classrooms, work meetings, or presentations in front of groups. The kind of projector I like is the one that pulls out of my pocket when I want to toss up some cartoons or a movie on a blank wall. That’s my kind of fun.

Metallic Samsung SM-A500 moves one step closer to release with sub-7 mm waist

Samsung’s third (semi-) metallic smartphone to come out this year, and the second that targets the mid-end sector, is no longer a scuttlebutt. And it might be closer than you thought, as a recent regulatory approval in China suggests its Asian release is a matter of weeks, maybe days.

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact all ‘coming soon’ to the US

Judging by Sony’s latest financial forecast, but also the company’s highly publicized Western distribution struggles, it becomes clearer and clearer the Xperia creators need a win in the premium US smartphone sector, and they need it yesterday.

Colbert’s Checky coverage demonstrates the app’s absurdity

As usual, Stephen Colbert and I agree on something. Recently, an app called Checky was released, and its purpose should just make consumers bow their heads in shame. Its main feature is to educate consumers about the amount of times they check their phone a day. Like Colbert said on his Twitter page, “A new app called Checky helps you use your phone less. It’s like that alcoholism treatment called ‘Tequila.’” SMH.

Samsung rumored to bring Android L to Galaxy S5 and Note 4 in November

With no official release date known (or even speculated), and the dessert name also kept under lock and key, it’s really no surprise device manufacturers aren’t willing to hazard any guesses as to Android L update timelines.

No New Moto X for you, Sprint customers!

Just when we were ready to deem Motorola’s resurrection complete, what with the exciting new launches of the second-generation Moto X and G handhelds, and the long awaited debut of the Moto 360 smartwatch, the soon-to-be Lenovo subsidiary goes on and botches X2’s US release.

TechnologyTell Review: Inateck BTSP-10 Bluetooth speaker

It’s hard to escape portable Bluetooth speakers these days. They’re everywhere, and the competition continues with ferocity. It’s almost getting to that point where they all sort of just blend together. But every once in awhile, one catches your attention and singles itself out. In the case of the Inateck BTSP-10 Bluetooth speaker, it was the artsy design, with a bright logo against a field of blue, that piqued my curiosity.

Samsung Chromebook 3 may not be ready yet, but a Bay Trail Chromebook 2 is

As one of the device manufacturers that laid the groundwork for the unexpected mainstream rise of Chromebooks, it must pain Samsung to see rivals like Asus, Lenovo, HP and Acer do better business in the growing PC market sector.