HP’s premium Chromebook 13 is a breath of fresh (and affordable) air

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Whereas the Pixel from Google is premium and pricey, HP’s new Chromebook 13 is premium and affordable. The Chromebook 13 has an all-metal design measuring 12.9mm thin, boasts a 13.3-inch Quad HD+ display, and packs an Intel Core M processor. All of these impressive features and much more are available in a Chrome OS-powered device that costs half of what the Pixel’s price tag reads.

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The second generation Philips Hue app comes with a modern UI and and added functionality

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If you have the Philips Hue lighting system installed in your house, you’ve probably been left a little dissatisfied with its clunkiness, possibly to the point of having to rely on one of the many serviceable third-party apps. It seems that Philips may have taken notice because it’s just published a new app to the Play Store called Philips Hue Gen 2. The second generation Hue app includes a new, dare we say, even modern UI and some added functionality. Read more

Huawei’s Honor 5C is official with 5.2-inch Full HD display and Kirin 650 processor for $139

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First spotted at China’s TENAA certification body a couple of weeks ago, the Honor 5C has been officially unveiled at an event in China. Honor is Huawei’s budget-minded sub-brand and most recently launched the reasonably priced 5X (reviewed here). Replacing the 4C, the Honor 5C offers a 5.2-inch Full HD display, 13MP rear camera, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow for 899 Yuan ($139).   Read more

Samsung might be using Vulkan for a power saving TouchWiz launcher

Galaxy-S7-Edge-softwareVulkan is going to be a very big deal for mobile phones, but it’s going to do more than just improve the gaming experience on your smartphone. While most of the original buzz surrounding the efficient API was centered around lowering CPU overhead so 3D applications could run better and consume less energy, it looks like we’ll start to see that leveraged in simpler applications, too. Read more