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  • The 1TB versions of the Surface Book laptop and the Surface Pro 4 Windows tablet are now available outside the U.S. and Canada.

  • Launched last year, the $49-a-year unlimited shipping service is targeting Amazon's $99 Prime service with its own free 30-day trial offer.

  • HP has introduced its latest Chromebook model, the Chromebook 11 G5, with an optional touch-screen display, a thinner and lighter design, and prices that start at $189. HP's previous Chrome device was the Chromebook 13 unveiled in April, which was the company's first Chromebook to include Intel's 6th-generation Core M processors for additional power and versatility for office workers, mobile business users and consumers. The Chromebook 11 G5 notebook PC will come in two versions, offering either a standard HD non-touch-screen In-Plane Switching (IPS) display or an 11.6-inch IPS HD touch-screen model, which is covered with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. This is the first 11.6-inch Chromebook from HP that offers a touch-screen display. Also featured in the latest devices are an Intel Celeron dual-core N3060 processor, 4GB of memory, and a choice of 16GB or 32GB of eMMC onboard storage. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details about the upcoming HP Chromebook 11 G5 machines.

  • Avid readers can have digital copies of many of their books around when they want them, even on the beach, using the new Shelfie app.

  • Microsoft inks another patent deal in a busy couple of weeks for the software giant's technology licensing division. This time it is a patent licensing agreement with Luna Mobile.

  • The social media company is creating an internal team to look at VR and augmented reality and has hired an ex-Apple designer for the task.

  • The new benefit for Amazon Prime members offers ad-supported, discounted unlocked Android smartphone models from Blu and Moto.


  • The $80 LG K3 smartphone has been added to the no-contract cellular phone lineups of Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, offering a handset with a wide range of features at a budget price for cost-conscious consumers. The companies are the first U.S. carriers to launch the LG K3, which includes a 4.5-inch full wide VGA In-Plane Switching (IPS) touch-screen display, a Qualcomm 210 quad-core processor, front and rear cameras and more. The smartphone, which runs the Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system, also works as a mobile hotspot on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile accounts and can be used in Mexico with a Mexico calling plan, according to the companies. Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are divisions of the Sprint Prepaid Group and operate on Sprint's networks. Both companies also offer unlimited music streaming to customers through certain music-streaming networks. In this slide show, eWEEK offers more information about the budget LG K3 for no-contract, prepaid smartphone users through Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

  • In developed countries like the United States, high-end smartphones are dominant and Apple's iPhone or Samsung's Galaxy S line of devices is often the first choice for handset buyers. However, there are still millions of shoppers who don't want to spend a lot of money on a new smartphone. For those folks, there is the Moto G4, an affordably priced smartphone from Lenovo that features cross-carrier support, fast charging, neat design enhancements via Moto Maker and a surprisingly attractive display. The Moto G4 might not be able to match the iPhone 6s on power and its screen might not be curvy like the one on the Galaxy S7 Edge, but its price is hard to beat. And when that's coupled with the phone's appealing features, it makes the G4 a suitable buy for customers on a budget. Best of all, it's launching in the U.S. on July 12 and is available now for preorder, so those looking for a cheap smartphone won't need to wait long. Read on to learn more about the Moto G4 and why it could be an attractive buy for smartphone buyers on a budget.

  • The chip maker will enable the Snapdragon 820 and future versions of the 600 and 800 series SoCs to support Google's AR technology.

  • The rules require Airbnb to only list rentals for hosts who are registered with the city. That violates federal law, argues Airbnb.

  • HP's new Chromebook 11 G5 will be available with an optional 11.6-inch HD touch-screen display or with a standard 11.6-inch HD display.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Commercial drone pilots no longer have to fill out pages of paper just to fly a short mission, but not all restrictions have been eliminated and you still need to pass a test.

  • The search giant is reportedly preparing to offer its own Android smartphones to consumers by the end of 2016, based on its own designs.

  • The latest rumors say that one of two expected Google Nexus handsets could have a 5-inch display, 4GB of memory and a 12MP rear camera.

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