Toys 'R' Us may not be the only major casualty of technology's influence on the toy industry. Wall Street Journal sources claim that Hasbro recently made an offer to buy Mattel. It's not clear what terms Hasbro offered or how receptive Mattel was,…
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While initial pre-orders for the iPhone X are still a week away from opening, some Apple die-hards will be able to get started early. Apple's installment-based Upgrade Program that lets customers get a new phone every year will, just like it did with…
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FirstNet's priority LTE network for first responders is a long time coming. Now that its deal with AT&T means the project is finally moving forward, some states' firemen and EMTs might have a dedicated network for communication very, very soon. T…
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Parents with infants have a new and comfortable way to keep track of their baby’s weight thanks to the Baby Mode feature that has recently added to the Withings Body and Body Cardio scale.
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We knew that subscriptions were coming to the popular blogging platform, Medium. But, we didn't know the full details of what'd be included or the price. For $ 5 a month you'll get access to exclusive pieces of writing, site features before anyone els…
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Black Friday deals have passed you can still save on an iPhone 7 by taking advantage of the latest offers from top carriers. Before you pay full price for Apple’s latest phone, check out how you can get your iPhone 7 at a discounted rate, or even for free.
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Speck is deeply discounting many of its premium Presidio cases, CandyShell cases, and all iPhone 7 cases through Monday, December 26.
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Vine is up for grabs according to a new report that claims its parent company Twitter is considering multiple bids for the platform. A takeover could save the video-looping service from the scrap heap, but at what cost?
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The lexicon of the digital age is one that seems to ignore much of the grammatical conventions that have ruled for the last millennia. But don’t worry, traditionalists. One thing is here to stay — the period.
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Right now there are countless fragments of space junk orbiting Earth that are big enough to cause serious damage to working satellites or even the ISS. Japan’s space agency is close to testing an innovative solution it hopes can make space safer.
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For the bargain hunter in you, Cricket Wireless unveiled both the Samsung Galaxy Amp Prim and the Galaxy Amp 2. The former is now available for purchase, while the latter will be available in the coming weeks.
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Acer has made one of the most high-end Chromebooks we’ve ever seen, focusing on RAM and battery life with a price tag that can still get along with your wallet. Most Chromebooks tend to offer 1 or 2 GB of RAM and okay specs, but Acer’s newest laptop-replacement boasts 4 GB of RAM with 12 hours of battery life and some other punchy hardware.
Specs aren’t the only thing impressive here, though; the Chromebook is made out of 100% aluminum, which gives it an extremely premium design. It looks a bit like a Macbook, but hey, as long as we’re getting a good looking device, no complaints.
There’s also a full 1080p display here with an option to drop down in resolution to pick up a couple extra hours of battery life, plus 32 GB of internal storage, an Intel Celeron N3060, and a USB 3.1 port with an HDMI out port.
All things considered, this 1080p Chromebook will cost you just $ 299. That’s extremely aggressive pricing that’s going to net some serious marketshare for Acer, but it’s a good sign for Chromebooks going forward. They’re getting better and cheaper every year, and that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
The Chromebook is expected to start shipping in April.
San Jose, Calif., (March 29, 2016) Acer today expands its line of award-winning Chromebooks with the Acer Chromebook 14, the industry’s first model that provides long battery life of up to 14 hours.(1) In addition, this is Acer’s first model with a large 14-inch display and an all-aluminum chassis. It is priced at just $ 299.99 USD, making it ideal for students, businesses and anyone who wants a computer with style and great value.
According to data from Gartner, Acer Group is the world’s leading Chromebook brand with over 33 percent market share in 2015.(2)
“With its industry-leading battery life of up to 14 hours, the Acer Chromebook 14 is an important new product in Acer’s award-winning Chromebook line,” said Jerry Kao, president of Acer Notebook Business Group. “Customers have a wide range of needs for battery life, size, performance and features, and our line of Acer Chromebooks is expanding to make sure customers get exactly what they want. The Chromebook 14 is an excellent choice for customers who want a stylish, large-screen Chromebook with long battery life at an attractive price.”
Large Full HD Display is Great for Viewing, Sharing
The Acer Chromebook 14 is the company’s first with a large 14-inch display. The display is 20 percent larger than 11-inch models, so customers have extra screen real estate to enjoy additional tabs and websites, enjoy video and collaborate more comfortably. The display features IPS technology and comes in either a full HD (1920 x 1080) or HD (1366×768) resolutions, which both ensure clarity in text and graphics as well as wide viewing angles up to 170 degrees. The Acer Chromebook 14 reduces eye fatigue thanks to the display’s ComfyView low-reflection and anti-glare properties.
Group video conferences are easy and enjoyable with the Acer Chromebook 14’s 720p webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution as well as HD audio and video recording. The webcam provides High Dynamic Range imaging as well as a wide field of view, so multiple students, colleagues or friends can be seen while video conferencing. The system provides top-notch audio to match the excellent video experience; it has dual stereo speakers and an integrated digital microphone.
Productivity-Minded with Long Battery Life, Performance
The Acer Chromebook 14 is the first on the market to deliver up to 14 hours of battery life on models with the HD display; full HD models provide up to 12 hours of battery life.(1) Business users, students and families will be confident using the system for day-to-night productivity and fun. The Acer Chromebook 14 is powered by an Intel Celeron quad-core or dual-core N3060 processor for solid performance and the ability to multi-task with ease through apps and online games. The Chromebook features either 4GB or 2GB dual channel LPDDR3 SDRAM.(3)
Acer’s first Chromebook with All-Metal Chassis
The new Chromebook 14 is Acer’s first Chromebook to have an all-metal chassis; the case is made entirely of aluminum, making it stylish and lightweight. It boasts a touch and feel that is unmatched by any other Chromebook on the market thanks to its classic hairline-brush finish and perfectly rounded corners. Ultrathin and lightweight, weighing only 3.42 pounds (1.55kg) and measuring just 0.67 inches (17mm), it delivers cool and quiet computing thanks to Acer’s fan-less technology.
Staying Connected to Peripherals and Wirelessly On the Go
The Chromebook 14 is Acer’s first with two first-generation USB 3.1 ports for enjoying extra-fast speeds from connected peripherals. The device can be used to share HD video and audio onto an external display with its HDMI port. The Chromebook also connects to peripherals via Bluetooth 4.2.
Fast dual-band 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi on the Acer Chromebook 14 keeps customers connected and in touch with up to three times faster wireless connectivity compared to 802.11n.(4)
Acer Chromebook 14 Simplifies Security and Collaboration
The Acer Chromebook 14 is simple to use and ideal for sharing by multiple users, such as families, schools or at different shifts at a business. Customers can log into their own account to access Gmail, Docs, website bookmarks and other information. The Acer Chromebook 14 comes with 100GB of free storage on Google Drive(5) to protect files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud. This also ensures that the most current version of the file or document is always available and safe, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen. Acer Chromebook 14 users can view, edit, create and collaborate on-line and off-line with a growing number of programs, such as Office documents and Gmail.
Security is a key benefit of the Chrome operating system, as it’s automatically updated to guard against ever-changing online threats. This is especially useful for families and schools that want to protect children. In addition, the Supervised Users feature helps get children online in a safe, controlled way.
Pricing and Availability
Several models in the Acer Chromebook 14 line (CB3-431) will be available with either 16GB or 32GB eMMC storage and either 2GB or 4GB of RAM.(3) The premiere model will be available in April with a Full HD display, 32GB storage and 4GB RAM starting at $ 299.99 USD in the United Stated and $ 399.99 CAD in Canada. This model is available now for pre-sale at Amazon and will be available at bestbuy.com in April.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via.
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What’s up with your skin? LG U+’s LTE Magic Mirror uses high-definition cameras to analyze every pore and wrinkle, then give you beauty tips. Unfortunately, it’s only available in Korea.
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Motorola announced a slew of promotions concerning the Moto 360, Moto G, and the Moto X Pure Edition. All three promotions are currently live and will end on February 16 at 11:59 am ET.
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A new beta build of WhatsApp has an option that allows WhatsApp to share data with Facebook to “improve my Facebook experience.” Screenshots also show a document manager is likely on the way.
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Acer has announced the CXV2 Chromebox, a video conference solution that supports up to 15 conference members across various devices.
Unveiling the CXV2 this week, Acer has revealed that the product boots up in less than 10 seconds, also said to be ‘easy to set up and manage’. Discussing the Chromebox via a press release, the group has said this is the latest addition to Acer’s portfolio of Chrome OS products, which includes Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and Chromebases.
In a press release, Acer added:
“According to data from Gartner, Acer Group is currently the world’s leading Chromebook brand with over 34% market share for the first three quarters of 2015.”
The CXV2 Chromebox is powered by an i7 processor and Intel HD graphics, arriving with a high-quality camera, remote control, microphone and speaker.
Acer’s on-board Chromebox camera supports up to Full HD 1080p resolution, we’re told, which is good news for businesses looking for a crisp picture during video calls. It’s also equipped with autofocus and automatic low-light correction, working in harmony with the omni-directional microphone.
When it comes to security, Acer has promised a ‘simple and secure’ user experience, thanks to the fact that the CXV2 automatically updates itself every six weeks to ensure the latest security features are running as they should. On top of that, all the data on the Chromebox is encrypted, Acer has confirmed.
At the time of writing, there’s no word on when or where the Chromebox will become available. We’re also yet to hear of a price for the new gadget. We’ll keep you posted.
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AT&T announced a holiday promotion that nets customers a free Galaxy S6 if they buy a Samsung smartphone. However, before you make the plunge, there are a number of caveats to consider whether this promotion is for you.
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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming large over the horizon, HTC revealed its deals for the pair of fiscal holidays. Interestingly, the main deal seems to be a free One A9, though there are a few caveats.
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You already know that carpooling will save you a ton of dough each year, but you have to give up so much control. Not anymore. With the new Scoop app, you can request a one-way ride anytime without commitments.
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A new game from developer BrandLibel offers a unique twist on the concentration game genre. Incorporating hints of dystopian fiction titles like The Hunger Games or The Maze Runner, Indefinite: Interrogation Game places the player in the role of a detainee being interrogated about their involvement in a catastrophic global event called “The Incident.”
The game presents the player with over 30 unique questions and 100 possible answers. As selections are made with a timer running, the player needs to remember their answers as similar questions will roll back around. If later answers don’t match earlier answers, players will find they come under increasing suspicion from their interrogator.
At the end of the game, players get a report on what their likely role was in The Incident, a summary that is similar to the results one gets when taking social media quizzes.
Incident is free, but does offer in-app purchases to help bribe the interrogator to improve your position or get rid of ads.
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