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Google’s Nexus Player has arrived in stores: Starting this week, the Android TV-based streaming box is being sold by Best Buy, Fry’s…
Windows 8.1 in all sizes
Asus wants to sell you a Microsoft Windows tablet regardless of whether you like size small, medium or large. The company debuted…
Better pictures from a phone
Now we know what the “see what others can’t see” tagline means. Asus teased us with it before the Consumer Electronics Show,…
Chrome OS vs. Netbook 2.0
Over the holiday week, I received the HP Stream 13 laptop that I ordered on Christmas Eve. The normal price of this…
Two lenses for one great pic
Last month, Asus teased a new handset it plans to debut at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show, providing the tagline “see what others…
Two are better than one. Maybe
Although, the new year hasn’t even started, I’m already seeing signs of what to expect. And one of these expectations is more phones…
Wonder what it feels like to use the new Nexus Player from Google and Asus? Then check out this video.
The first smartphone to hit the United States market with a Intel LTE modem will only cost $200.
Asus promised to deliver the first next-generation 802.11ac router in January but nothing appeared — until now. The new device, sporting multi-user MIMO technology, is now at Best Buy. But at $280, it ain’t cheap.
The Asus Padfone X is a phone that can plug into a tablet screen, effectively giving you two devices in one. While neither the tablet nor the phone are best in class, together they’re very compelling.
This week finally saw the launch of LG’s G3: Will the extra bells and whistles entice buyers to choose it over the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8? AT&T is readying the Asus Padfone X and Cliq is a nifty NFC case.
After showing off the 2-in-1 Asus PadFone X in January, AT&T is ready to sell it. The phone is a step behind some recent flagships in terms of capabilities but still quite capable. Slip it into the tablet and you’ve got a large screen.
After a long wait following the $179 Asus Chromebox, the company’s Chromebook duo is up for pre-order with delivery expected in June. Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear what the Intel Bay-Trail M chip will do for this pair of Chromebooks.
Pre-orders for the first Asus Chromebook have begun with Amazon(s amzn) charging $249 for the Chrome OS laptop and shipments expected on June…
As Wi-Fi network technologies improve, the goal is no longer to provide super-fast connections to individual devices, but build networks that can support multiple simultaneous high-speed links.
Some people who pre-ordered the Asus Chromebox saw their delivery date come and go while others were able to rustle up a unit in retail stores. Is there an issue of supply or demand? Tune in to our weekly podcast to hear our thoughts.
With Asus setting the bar at $179 for a Chromebox, how low will LG have to go to sell its all-in-one Chromebase with 21.5-inch 1080p monitor? Tune in to our weekly Chrome Show podcast to find out.
The company is reportedly planning a pair of Chromebooks although no details are yet available. If any company takes a chance on a Chrome OS tablet or 2-in-1 hybrid, Asus is a good bet thanks to its Transformer line of notebooks.
Asus has entered the small Windows tablet market with the Asus VivoTab Note 8 appearing in the Microsoft Store. The slate costs $30 more than similar devices but offers an advanced stylus with pressure sensitivity.
Don’t look at Google’s Chromecast as a $35 piece of hardware. With the new SDK, Chromecast isn’t just a media extender; it’s a platform that developers can use for second screen apps. On this week’s podcast we discuss the possibilities.
The Asus Chromebox brings Google’s Chrome OS to a desktop the size of a Roku box.
Google has been working on a software keyboard in Chrome OS for nearly a year. And it keeps getting better: the latest improvements allow you to lock the keyboard in place on screen. But what device is this for? I have an idea.
Intel keeps pushing forward with its support for Android, but of course it can’t simply ignore Windows. The company’s chips now support both Android and Windows running at the same time. Here’s a quick look at how it works on the Asus Transformer Duet.
An LTE tablet that doesn’t require an additional data plan charge? Sort of. The Asus Padfone X for AT&T uses an LTE smartphone — and its data plan — to power a companion tablet when the phone is docked.
Asus claims its new router is the first with Wave 2 802.11ac chip developed by gigabit wireless specialist Quantenna. The access point boosts potential Wi-Fi capacity to 1.7 Gbps and creates a more efficient network.
My Chrome OS tablet experiment has morphed into a surprising purchase: One that offers some of the best of my Chromebook Pixel and my iPad Air. It’s not perfect, but this 2-in-1 shows promise for the way I work.
The new Asus PadFone mini is a 4.3-inch phone that docks into a 7-inch tablet. Even better, it looks like the PadFone line will finally be making its way to the US in 2014.
As expected, the Asus PadFone Infinity got a refresh with a faster chip on Tuesday. The phone docks into a tablet shell and the transformation is pretty quick: Look at this video where the gallery on the phone appears on the tablet upon docking.
After turning away from Windows RT, Asus has a low-cost device that could put the kibosh on Microsoft’s Surface 2. The Transformer Book T100 is both laptop and tablet running Windows 8.1 for up to 11 hours, priced at $349.
Can’t spend the money on both a phone and a tablet? Consider the Asus PadFone Infinity, a tablet that’s powered by a handset. Asus looks to be refreshing the device with faster chips as early as next week.
Can’t decide between Windows and Android? Asus says you don’t have to. The company’s Transformer Book Trio has a pair of chips, one in a touchscreen tablet and one in the keyboard dock.
After relying on Samsung to build the current Nexus 10, Asus will reportedly be tapped for a refresh of the 10-inch slate. If any company can create a solid experience at a reasonable price, Asus is it. Just look at the Nexus 7.
The new Asus FonePad merges cellular voice calling with a small tablet. I actually had this functionality in 2010 with the Galaxy Tab but US carriers stripped the voice features. They’re likely to do the same again.
Leap Motion, which invented a gesture-based user interface that tracks movement in a 3-D space, has raised $30 million in second round funding. The startup plans to use the money to scale its peripheral device, and has the chance thanks to a bundling deal with ASUS.
Google’s mid-sized Android tablet is set to be used in a carrot-and-stick approach to selling digital news subscriptions, after The Times and Financial Times become the first to woo readers with cheap and free Nexus 7s.
Look who’s in the Google TV camp now: Both Asus and Netgear are set to release Google TV-powered devices soon, based on FCC filings unearthed this weekend. Netgear’s box looks like a typical Google TV streamer, but the Asus device is a bit of a mystery.
Tired of synchronizing data, media and apps between a phone and a tablet? Asus is hoping so; the company introduced the PadFone 2, a powerful Google Android phone that docks into a thin 10.1-inch tablet shell and powers the slate for dozens of hours.
That $199 Nexus 7 tablet Google sells directly to consumers costs $151.75 in materials, suggesting that Google is earning a profit on the hardware, supplementing sales of software, ads and services. With a low-cost tablet platform making a profit, others are sure to follow; even Apple.
After showing off its high-end Transformer Prime at CES, the wait for the newest Asus tablet is nearly over: The renamed Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 launches in the U.S. the week of July 16 and will cost $499 for a 32 GB model.
Bluestacks, makers of PC software that can run Android apps, scored a big partnership with Asus. On Monday, at the yearly Computex show in Taipei, the company will announce that 30 million Asus computers will include Bluestacks’ app player, bringing Android mobile apps to Windows PCs.
Although not officially announced yet, some details of an anticipated Google Nexus Tablet are surfacing online. Our own server logs shows 92 recent visits from Android 4.1 devices in California where Google is based. Here’s what we know and what we expect from Google’s Nexus Tablet.
The Asus Transformer Prime tablet now has a cheaper cousin called the Transformer Pad TF-300 and reviews are starting to trickle in. The Pad starts at $380 and has a $150 dock option. My look at the HTC One S smartphone shows a premium handset experience.
Asus is launching its modular PadFone handset and tablet in Taiwan, giving consumers the option to power a tablet with a phone. The 4.3-inch Android 4.0 handset looks and behaves like a traditional smartphone but fits into a 10.1 tablet shell, which is a touchscreen display.
The Google Nexus tablet rumor is closer to reality with reports that Google will sell hardware from Asus and Samsung directly to consumers. The stylus isn’t holding back Samsung’s Galaxy Note; it passed 5 million sales. And Opera Mini can save on your data plan usage.
Rumors of a $199 Google Nexus tablet are making the rounds, but even if true, such a device alone won’t solve the primary problem Android tablet owners face. Google has to do a better job at courting developers, supporting dev hardware and building out its ecosystem.
Low-priced media tablets sold well in 2011, with an estimated 7.5 million units combined from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. On Thursday, iHS noted that tablets from these two companies accounted for 11 percent of the total market. But it wasn’t the iPad that was hurt.
The Asus Transformer Prime has several “firsts” for 2012. It’s the first tablet to use Google’s Android 4.0 software. And it’s the first tablet to run on Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core chip. So does first equal best? In this case, yes for those who like Android.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7 is in the house as is the Asus Transformer Prime with Ice Cream Sandwich. Hear early impressions on these new tablets from Matt and Kevin, along with thoughts on Nokia’s Windows Phone performance to date. Plus a good Android browser gets better!
Asus kicked things up a notch at CES with the Transformer Prime and Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor, making for the best tablet gaming I’ve seen yet. The Transformer Prime with keyboard dock should run for at least 18 hours; here’s a look at this potent portable.
We’ve seen Android 4.0, also known as the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google’s mobile platform, on a phone, but not on tablets. That changes with this video from Nvidia, showing off 1080p video and 3D gaming thanks to the Tegra 3 inside ASUS’s Transformer Prime.
Which gadgets on store shelves are the greenest right now? From the show floor of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Greenpeace says that would be gadgets from Asus, as well as HP, Acer, Sharp, Sony Ericsson, and Samsung.
All eyes are on the Computex show in Taipei which is underway today and there are already a number of tablets on display to compete with the iPad. Computer makers Asus and MSI are taking the scattergun approach as both companies are showing off several slates.
The company that kicked off the netbook craze is reportedly working on a netbook that uses a phone plugged into the device for connectivity. ASUS is using the modular phone system by Modu for connectivity on an as-needed basis by popping the phone into the netbook.
ASUS is expected to start shipping the T101MT netbook to the U.S. within the next few weeks. The device does offer a multitouch capable display, but you’ll need the right operating system to make use of the resistive touch screen.
The e-book device market is eerily similar to the MP3 player space 10 years ago. Only a few players have survived — is there room for another e-book reader today? ASUS must think so, because it introduced its DR-900 today at CeBIT.
For all of the waiting, hype and promise of Intel’s PineTrail (s intc) netbook platform, you have to wonder — did it…
Asus may have made a name for itself in the U.S. by making netbooks, a category which Apple (s aapl) doesn’t seem…