• New Redmi Pro gives Xiaomi’s budget smartphone line a touch of class

    New Redmi Pro gives Xiaomi’s budget smartphone line a touch of class

    Xiaomi dropped a surprise today when it outed its first laptop — perhaps predictably a cheap rival to Apple’s Macbook — at an event in Beijing, but it also made a more routine reveal: the Redmi Pro. Read More

  • Startup Budgets And Timing Burn: Are Founders Winging It? Crunch Network

    Startup Budgets And Timing Burn: Are Founders Winging It?

    Allocating startup capital is hard — but more importantly, it’s key to successfully raising your next round. Which tools are founders using to build a strategic financial plan? With cash in the bank, a founder’s job is to time growth, metrics and money to validate a thesis and raise another round. How strategic is this budgeting process in practice, and what are founders… Read More

  • Low-Cost iPhone’s Plastic Case Shows Up In Alleged Video And Photo Leak

    Low-Cost iPhone’s Plastic Case Shows Up In Alleged Video And Photo Leak

    Apple is said to be preparing a lower cost iPhone for later this year, with a plastic shell instead of its typical recipe of metal and glass to lower component costs. Now a site called Techdy, which creates Android knock-off handsets of higher-end devices, is claiming to have obtained the new phone’s plastic casing and front-screen assembly. The supposed early manufacturing prototype… Read More

  • I can't tell if this HDD rack is awesome or budget

    It’s a hard drive rack. You puts your hard drives in the cases, and it stores your datas on the disks. Is hard to understand? Yes, maybe, if there is a switch that lets you choose the RAID mode apparently on the fly. Is it intelligent and starts reorganizing your data, like a Drobo? Or is it dumb, and if you switch modes in the middle of a write, it corrupts your data? Since it costs… Read More

  • Microsoft to offer limited XP to low-cost PC makers

    Microsoft has unveiled a plan under which a somewhat crippled version of XP will be made available to the makers of low-cost PCs like the Eee PC and XO laptop. I’m not sure how I feel about this; at $25 it’s practically free, but the arbitrary hardware limitations Microsoft is imposing are, I think, kind of despicable: the PC vendors that make ULPCs must limit screen sizes to… Read More

  • Mars Rover Mars Rover, it's over it's over

    It’s times like this I wish we really did just have the rovers on a sound stage or somewhere in the desert. Unfortunately, we really did fire a freaking rocket, loaded with robots, into space, which rendezvoused with another planet, then disgorged said robots for a perfect landing, after which time the robots ran perfectly well for four years now, advancing our knowledge of the red… Read More

  • Alcatel Unveils Cellphone On The Cheap

    Not every consumer is looking for the latest, greatest iphone out there. That’s why when carriers still give people basic options as far as hardware-selection goes, it’s always a win. I mean, who doesn’t like choice? Those on a budget and living across the pond should peep Alcatel’s new £15 cellphone, the OT-E201. It has a 65k color screen, dual-band GSM, and most… Read More

  • DIY: Light Tents On the Cheap

    By no stretch of the imagination do I consider myself a photographer, but I am trying to get better and learn as much as possible. As I get products to review I find myself looking at different areas of my apartment to take product shots and I haven’t found anything suitable, yet. And paying XX amount for a light tent is just out of the question. Our favorite Swede, Ikea, seems to be… Read More

  • Back-to-School Tech Shopping on a Budget

    If there’s one thing Josh Goldman knows, it’s that two queens means no smoking. If there’s a second thing that Josh Goldman knows, it’s how to shop for tech on a budget, which is handy now that college is right around the corner. To that end he tricked Computer Shopper into letting him write a how-to guide on buying all the latest, coolest gadgetry. Split into four… Read More

  • HP Shipping LCD and Plasmas on the Cheap

    The HP TVs we saw back at CES are finally shipping and it’s a good thing because I’m actually looking for a new HDTV and HP has a 1080p LCD TV in the line-up. Sweet. A nice mix of 720p and 1080p is being offered at reasonable prices and most come with three HDMI ports. You can’t really ask for much more at the prices they’re being sold for. Read More

  • Toshiba Unveils Inexpensive Notebook With Expensive Features

    Toshiba has its ups and downs with notebooks, but the Satellite A135-S4527 looks
    like a pretty solid deal overall. Expected to hit retail stores this week for under $800 total, the A135 comes with some impressive features like a dual-core 1.73GHz Intel Core Duo T2060 CPU, 1GB of RAM (bravo Toshiba!), DVD burner, 120GB hard disk, and Vista Home Premium to boot. Yes, all this for under $800. How… Read More

  • Acer's Low-Cost, Vista-Equipped TravelMate Laptop

    Vista may cost a lot for what it is, but Acer’s TravelMate 2480-2779 laptop is quite the bargain. For around $540, you’ll nab a 14-inch widescreen display along with Vista Home Basic and specs like a 1.6GHz Celeron M CPU, 512MB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, a DVD/CD-RW combo drive and a 5-in-1 card reader. Wait, you get all that and Vista for under $550? Now that’s a deal. Read More