Category: Computers

Remix Mini breaks $1million mark

Some good news for those of you who backed the Remix Mini. It has now achieved more than $1million and as a result two cool things have happened. The early bird $40 tier for the 2gb ram 16GB storage version has been reopened. In addition to that anyone …

What’s in my bag (Garry) – MWC 2015

Well that came around quick didn’t it? MWC 2015 is here and, in preparation of the team arriving in Barcelona, we have decided to share an insight into the kit we are taking with us. I have tried to go relatively lightweight with my gear as I’m going …

CES – Asus unveil the new Chi lineup

Asus have been busy out in the desert today, not just with the announcement of the new Zenfone Zoom and Zenfone 2,:) but with the announcement of the new Transformer Book Chi range. The range will come in three sizes and with differing specs for each size. The …

Getting a Chromebook? How does 1TB of Google Drive space sound?

A couple of us writers here in Coolsmartphone towers use Chromebooks. I for one love my HP11. In the past, when you purchased a new Chromebook, Google would give you 100GB of Google Drive storage free. This would last for two years and would act as a little …

Free PCs with new TalkTalk broadband package

Here are some thrilling clichés: Everyone loves something for free; If it looks too good to be true it probably is. Microsoft and TalkTalk have signed a deal for customers taking out a new subscription to ‘Simply Broadband’ package.  For the princely sum of £217.40 for the year …

Can surface keep up with the changing Microsoft?

Surface… No longer is it the large boardroom/restaurant table. It’s that small tablet sized computer we now hold in our hands. Ever since it launched it has been something you either love or hate and sadly it may not survive too much longer if Microsoft continues the way …

UnoTelly – Streaming service review

One thing we are not short of is apps or services that stream TV channels. The problem is that many of these are tied to your location. For instance, I can easily watch live World Cup games using TVCatchup, the BBC iPlayer or ITV players apps. Upon visiting the US a …

HP to announce an Android powered laptop

Following a very brief appearance on the HP website, the interwebs are now full of rumours of a upcoming 14 inch Android powered Laptop, named the Slatebook 14. The company hasn’t yet officially announced the SlateBook 14, but a video outlining the device’s key features and specs has …

Spotify turns to The Dark Side… May the new look be with you…

Now before you panic, Spotify hasn’t actually turned to the dark side as such..  But it has had one of it’s biggest updates for the web, iPhone and Android since it first launched all them years ago. Spotify are calling this their Best Ever looking Spotify with a …

Flipboard is released for Windows 8

Flipboard is possibly the most gorgeous news reader app EVER. It originated on iOS, eventually moved over to Android and it is now coming to Windows. If you’ve never heard of Flipboard and you have a Windows 8 computer or tablet then you are in for a treat today. This …

Acer Aspire S7 – Review

A few years ago I thought that to have a small lightweight easily transportable device you would have to get an iPad or an Android Tablet. Or get cross with a Netbook or break the bank and get a fancy Ultrabook. I settled for an Android Tablet a …

MWC – Asus transformer Aio PC

As well as the Padfone, Fonepad confusion Asus had the Transformer Aio PC sat in the corner, looking rather lonely. Essentially, the device is an 18.4 inch tablet that has a rather nice looking dock, which also connects to a keyboard and mouse. The clever part is that …

Getting your Android notifications in your Chrome browser….EASILY!

I don’t know about everyone out there, but I have not found a very easy way to sync my phone’s notifications to my desktop both easily and reliably…..until now. Android Desktop Notification is super easy and reliable. It doesn’t push things immediately, but I am sure that the …

Seagate GoFlex Satellite – Review

About two “Gadget Show Live” events ago I was approached by a man carrying a iPad with a HD film playing on it. Nothing new there I thought, but as I was walking away, he showed me a small portable hard drive which he had in his pocket. …

Christmas Gift Guide: Raspberry Pi Special

This Christmas, the CoolSmartPhone team are hunting out the best presents for your nearest and dearest. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-ordinary gift this Christmas, why not have a look at the Raspberry Pi? I’ll show you the kit you need to get the most out of this …

Play Left 4 Dead 2 free this weekend

Are you a Steam user who hasn’t got Left4Dead 2? Well then, we have some good news – this weekend, you can play the apocalyptic first person shooter for free on Steam! In L4D2, you play as one of four survivors fighting off hordes of the zombie-like ‘infected’. …

Valve announces Greenlight Concepts; allows free submission

Valve today announced the creation of Steam Greenlight Concepts, a project that has come off the back of the recent decision to change a $100 mandatory donation the Child’s Play to help cut down on fake registrations such as ‘Half-Life 3’. The move didn’t exactly prove popular with …

Argh! Borderlands 2 Pirate DLC Available Today!

Looking to set sail on the Seven Seas in Borderlands 2? Gearbox is continuing their aggressive DLC rollout after adding the Mechromancer by adding the Caption Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty campaign add-on. The DLC is available for download today for 800 Microsoft points or $10. It will …

Surprise! Gearbox Launches the Mecromancer a Week Early!

Don’t believe that picture above, Gearbox went ahead and launched their Mechromancer DLC a week early. The Mechromancer joins the other four Vault Hunters today, October 9th, for 800 Microsoft Points or $10. Some players received the Mechromancer for free for pre-ordering the game. Her skill tree is …