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Microsoft declares death to piracy with free Windows 10 updates for all

Activating a non-genuine copy of Windows 8 or 8.1, not to mention 7, is a huge hassle. You need a valid serial key, all sorts of workarounds and third-party software meant to trick Microsoft into believing you actually paid for their services. Ahem, or so we’ve heard.

Nexus 6, 9 and Android Wear purchases come with free $50 Google Store credit

Basically acknowledging its Nexus 6 is no longer the cream of the Android crop, with Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge around the corner, Google has just instated a cool little promotion. Granted, the deal also makes room for the Nexus 9 and all Android Wear smartwatches sold on the Play Store under the spotlight, but clearly, the N6 is the brightest star.

Sprint bundles Samsung Galaxy S5, Tab 4 7.0 and service plans for $100 a month

It’s no big secret buying on-contract gadgets saves you hundreds of dollars in the short run. That’s perfect for people with temporary cash flow predicaments, but in the long haul, it may actually cost you money.

Deal alert: Used Google Nexus 9 for $233 in very good condition via Amazon

Assuming our little experiment from yesterday worked, and you got to buy an uber-affordable, like-new 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition from a rock-solid retailer before the deal expired, we want to propose a similar, possibly more enticing new promo.

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Save almost $300 on used 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 via Amazon

As a rule of thumb, you should do everything possible to avoid buying used gadgets. But refurbs are an entirely different kettle of fish, and the same goes for pre-owned devices in “very good condition” you can sometimes score from Amazon Warehouse Deals for monstrous discounts.

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Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi goes on sale for $699 with Core M inside

And the deluge of lightweight, versatile, long-lasting Intel Core M-powered laptops continues to rush over the struggling computing market. Clearly, this won’t (completely) revive the financial state of PC manufacturers, but it’s a decent way to start a comeback.

HP sets stage for Intel Core M Pavilion x360 upgrade

We’ve started losing count of all the Windows laptops and convertibles recently refreshed with frugal Intel Core M or full-powered Broadwell-U processors, and now that Chromebooks and MacBooks are joining the party, it’s not easy to choose the perfect new PC fitting one’s needs.

Yet another low-end Samsung Galaxy Tab surfaces, with Spreadtrum CPU

Very active in the high-end smartphone space, as always at the beginning of the year, Samsung has surprisingly held back from refreshing its already crowded Galaxy Tab line. Rumor has it a rebranding process is in the works, and like with the new A, E and J family of handhelds, it should simplify slate classification.

Google tackles new MacBook Retina head-on with $1,000 Chromebook Pixel 2

It’s probably no coincidence Google chose to formally unveil its second-generation Chromebook Pixel in the immediate wake of Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Retina introduction. After all, this ultra-high-end Chrome OS-powered laptop has been in the works for roughly two years now.

Acer sets up April 23 NYC event to unveil new PCs, tabs, phones ‘and more’

While we certainly didn’t expect the world from Acer at MWC 2015 last week, the product roster brought to Barcelona by the Taiwanese company still disappointed. A trio of forgettable Android handhelds, plus a modest smart band and cringe worthy Windows Phone joined forces to generate no emotion other than boredom.

Acer’s best Chromebox yet packs up to 8 GB RAM, supports 4K monitors

If you thought tiny, surprisingly powerful and productive Windows desktops like HP’s Stream Mini and Pavilion Mini, or Zotac’s Zbox army would ultimately lead to Chromebox extinction, you might want to reconsider.

Dell Venue 10 Pro 5000 Series tablet goes on sale for $329 and up

Typically, we wouldn’t bother with yet another overpriced Windows tablet available stateside. There are already so many of them it’s hard to keep track, let alone get excited when a new one sees daylight.