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PSA: Asus ZenFone 2 with 5-inch 720p screen, 2 GB RAM available stateside

The first SKU of the hotly anticipated Asus ZenFone 2 is up for grabs in the States at last, and it’s very competitively priced, to say the least. Unfortunately, bargain hunters this side of the Pacific can’t get the killer deals offered to Asian consumers on the handheld’s best configurations. For the time being, “entry-level” more »

Deal Alert: Sony noise canceling headphones 50% off today!

Whether you’re a road/air warrior in need of a quality set of cans, or someone who loves to take advantage of fantastic deals, I’ve got one for you today. But only if you act quickly! Amazon’s Deal of the Day is slashing half off the price of brand new Sony noise canceling headphones, models MDR-10RNC more »

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Samsung Galaxy S6 software is as bloated as ever, and storage is a big problem

Everybody knows the internal storage figures advertised by gadget manufacturers aren’t the same as the actual user-accessible space. It’s been this way since forever, and after installing your Windows or Linux on a PC, similar shrinkage goes down. The problem with Android OEMs is they don’t seem to know when to stop. Okay, so the more »

Rugged Lenovo N21 Chromebook goes on sale at $219 and up

As Google recently unveiled by far the most impressive Chromebook yet, and Acer followed up with a surprisingly capable, surprisingly affordable model, it started to seem like the inexpensive cloud-centric Chrome OS machines were shifting their focus all of a sudden. But fret not, low-cost laptop enthusiasts, as there’s plenty of room under Big G’s more »

Google Nexus 6 spreads its wings to six new markets, bringing the tally up to 21

It could be a natural consequence of Nexus 5’s extinction, the passing of time and new Android flagship releases, or maybe just a long overdue production increase. Whatever the reason, we’re sure purists and Google enthusiasts located in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway and Portugal will be ecstatic to hear they can now score the more »

Here’s where you can buy the HTC One M9 already and how much it costs

In a bid to make your next high-end Android smartphone purchase even trickier, Samsung and HTC have put the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and One M9 on sale stateside at essentially the same time. Don’t worry, we’re not here to convince you to score one or the other.

HTC One M8s expected out soon with S615 CPU, 13 MP cam, €400+ price tag

As if there wasn’t enough confusion hovering over the far too subtle differences between HTC’s standard One M9 and the Plus version, as well as the multiple One E9s in the pipeline, it appears yet another One 8-series installment is also on the way.

PayPal sanctions violations lead to $7.7M fine

PayPal has agreed to pay a $7.7 million fine due to its violation of sanctions. The US does not let companies like PayPal effectively do business with citizens of certain countries, but PayPal was facilitating the transfer of money to sanctioned areas.

(UK-only) Deal alert: High-end Surface Pro 3 configs sold with free HP Streams

Talk about unorthodox cross-promotion. Microsoft is currently plugging the ultra-low-cost HP Stream 7 tablet alongside the premium Surface Pro 3 “laptop replacement”, bundling the two at the price of one.

Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge pre-orders begin March 27 stateside for full April 10 launch

Never to be outdone by arch-nemesis HTC, Samsung has announced its hotly anticipated Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available on the same day as the One M9 in the US. March 27, that is, i.e. tomorrow, or better yet, in under 24 hours.

Facebook will test full-size internet drones in the summer

Facebook is working on internet-delivery drones and it will test the first full-size drone this summer. Since the beginning of March, the social network has been testing some smaller drones that are only 10 percent the size of the full drone. Facebook’s Aquila drone has the wingspan of a commercial passenger jet and the length of more »

ZTE throws its hat in the Android flagship ring with $400 Nubia Z9 Max

A standout with extreme affordability, tongue-in-cheek product names, little software innovations and big biometric breakthroughs these past few months, ZTE was bound to get serious about its mainstream high-end prospects sooner or later.