Deal alert: Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (non-refurb) going for $259 with 32 GB storage

If you just missed Amazon’s recent deal on a refurbished LTE-capable Kindle Fire HD 8.9, ignored it because it was a refurb, or on account of the tablet’s age, here’s a better promo on a newer, cooler Fire family member.

Upgraded Lenovo ThinkPad Helix goes on sale at $979 and up

For Lenovo, the introduction of a new ThinkPad Helix at IFA 2014 in September was a power move. The computer manufacturer knew full well the Intel Core M-based machine couldn’t go on sale for another couple of months, yet they unveiled it anyway, to showcase their grand future plans.

Looking for a dirt-cheap tablet this Black Friday? Why not the $99 Windows Nextbook 8?

The name E Fun doesn’t ring many bells for many tech users and gadget lovers, but what you probably don’t know is the budget tablet producer has its offices located here, in the USA. Don’t feel patriotic? Then here’s another reason to consider E Fun’s Nextbooks – affordability.

Amazon Kindle update includes family book sharing

A new Kindle update has been announced by Amazon that includes a family book sharing feature called Family Library. The feature will let people access the books in another user’s Amazon account, and therefore, let people share books. Amazon says the feature is restricted to family members like children, partners, and spouses, though it is not clear how that will be enforced.

Nvidia bringing Lollipop to Shield Tablet next week, alongside free gaming bundle

Nvidia vowed its Shield Tablet would be one of the first Android soldiers to load itself with 5.0 Lollipop, and next week, the GPU and SoC maker will be delivering on that promise. Impressive turnaround for a device manufacturer with little to no experience in the field, and no special relationship with Google.

HP Stream 7 available from Microsoft, Stream 8 up for pre-orders on Amazon

HP’s ultra-low-cost Stream family of Windows 8.1 devices isn’t only meant as a direct competitor for budget Chromebooks, it also targets the cheapest Android tablets around.

Antix app can automatically edit GoPro videos

A new app called Antix has launched, and it lets people easily edit their GoPro videos. When someone is using an action camera like the GoPro, hours of raw footage is normally captured, but few people are great at editing that sort of footage. Antix automatically determines what to take out of the raw footage and what to toss out.

Home Depot hacked, 53M e-mail addresses affected

The latest major retailer to suffer a security breach is Home Depot, and the company has confirmed hackers targeted a database filled with 53 million customer e-mail addresses. That database was hacked, and point-of-sale systems were also impacted in the United States and Canada.


Deal alert: LTE-supporting HP Chromebook 11 for $50 with Verizon pacts

We know Black Friday is creeping up, and you’re probably hesitant to make purchases you may end up regretting, but here’s one deal you don’t want to miss. Trust us, it doesn’t get any better than this, come Black Friday, Cyber Monday or whatever shopping “holiday”.

Verizon rolls out another underwhelming Ellipsis tablet, priced at $150 and up

While we’d usually admire a tech player who doesn’t let one sales flop discourage it and dictate its next steps, sometimes it’s better to quit while you’re ahead. Take Verizon. They tried to offer an own-brand Nexus 7 alternative, and failed miserably, overpricing and underequipping the Ellipsis 7.

Dell gives Venue 11 Pro an Intel Core M makeover, pricing to start at $799

There’s a new “laptop replacement” on the block, and although it has Microsoft’s blessing, it looks like one of Surface Pro 3’s biggest enemies. With Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and a “Slim” keyboard cover offered to bolster its productivity, this tablet can turn into a notebook in seconds and eyes the same target audience as the latest installment in the Surface franchise.

Rumor: Microsoft reportedly planning a bigger Surface Pro tablet

Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets had a rough start, but things began to change with the launch of the larger Surface Pro 3. In the company’s latest earnings call, it was revealed that the Surface business brought a $908 million profit for the software giant. So, there’s a big reason for the company to explore more options, and release its successor with improved specifications, possibly the new Intel chips.