Asus overhauls its bestselling convertible Chromebook

first_img CES 2019 40 Photos 0 Share your voice See all the best laptops from CES 2019 Tags CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Laptopscenter_img Sarah Tew/CNET Having unveiled a handful of head-turning laptops at CES on Sunday — including the monstrous ROG Mothership and the ultra-thin ZenBook S13 — Asus kicked things off early on Monday by introducing a new convertible Chromebook. The Flip C434, starting at $569, replaces the company’s Chromebook C302 — a breakout hit that’s currently the top-ranked bestseller in Amazon’s two-in-one category. Asus claims that, despite its popularity, the Chromebook C302 was due for an update. The new model takes a few aesthetic departures from its predecessor, shifting away from the C302’s two-tone black and silver to a more uniform brushed aluminum design. Asus has also bumped up the screen size: Now you get a 14-inch FHD display that’s surrounded by relatively thin bezels — a pervasive feature of Asus laptops at CES this year. Accordingly, the Flip C434 is a bit heftier than the C302, weighing in at 3.2 pounds.04-asus-chromebook-c434 Sarah Tew/CNET But the biggest changes are on the inside: the Flip C434 has twice as much RAM and storage as its predecessor and way more powerful processor options, including Intel’s Core i7-8500Y. Here’s a rundown of all the specs:Google Chrome OS14-inch FHD display with NanoEdge 5mm bezels Ergolift hingeIntel Core i7-8500YUp to 8GB of LPDDR3 RAMUp to 128GB eMMC (plus microSD support for 2TB of additional storage)Two USB-C, one USB-ADual-band 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.015.7mm thick chassisWeighs 3.2 pounds (1.45kg) Over the past few months, I’ve seen some highly capable, Google-powered two-in-one laptops in the $500 to $600 range — including the Acer Spin Chromebook 13 and HP Chromebook x2. The Flip C434 may well join those two in showing just how far the Chromebook category has come. Asus’s Monday Chromebook announcement also included four other models designed expressly for the classroom: Chromebook Tablet CT100, which features a 9.7-inch QXGA touchscreen Chromebook C204, an 11.6-inch clamshell model, and the Chromebook Flip C214, its rugged convertible counterpartChromebook C403, a 14-inch clamshell The company did not announce pricing or availability for any of them. 1:47 Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Asus says the ZenBook S13 has the slimmest bezels of… CES Products Acer Asus Chrome OS HP Intellast_img read more

CES 2019 Keep an eye on your door with Brinnos Duo cam

first_img CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Meet Brinno’s Duo cam. Brinno Brinno’s Duo Smart Peephole DoorCam replaces your existing peephole to keep an eye on your front door.  The startup says its DoorCam is simple to install and can be retrofitted to doors with peepholes. Rather than recording a video clip when the motion sensor detects activity, the Duo cam is supposed to take a picture. Images are stored on an SD card. You should get a push alert and an email when the camera senses activity, too, so you can see who’s at the door. 16:33 Security Cameras Security Other cool stuff Share your voice CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Now playing: Watch this: CES Products 9 Photos 0 Post a comment Tags Everything we’ve seen at CES 2019 (so far) 9 home security systems you can install yourself Best home security devices 9 home security systems to keep watch when you’re out Peephole security cameras are becoming increasingly common. Ezviz’s Lookout cam, displayed at CES last year, has similar functionality. The idea is that these devices can be used by folks living in apartments with peepholes — they’re supposed to be easy to install, too, avoiding the need for doorbell wiring or any other more permanent solutions.  The best of smart home at CES 2019last_img read more

Enter for your chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S9 and 2

first_img Samsung Verizon 5:03 20 Tags Sprint Get to know Verizon’s Visible service on a Samsung Galaxy S9, which one lucky person is going to win. Visible Cheeps! Can’t remember the last time I did a giveaway. For my first one of 2019, I bring you something awesome. You’ve heard of Visible, right? It’s Verizon’s spin-off service, offering an unlimited plan on that sweet network for just $40 per month. Though it was limited to iPhones when it launched last year, it’s now compatible with Samsung as well — as evidenced by this giveaway. One lucky Cheapskate reader is going to walk away with an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 and two months of Visible service. After that extended trial is over, you’re not obliged to continue — but, man, $40 per month for unlimited Verizon? Pretty sweet. How can you win* this valuable prize? Just read the rules carefully, accept the terms and conditions and fill out the form below. Don’t forget that you have the option to get additional entries by following our social channels, downloading the CNET app and sharing the unique link you get after registering to the sweepstakes. Each friend who signs up with your link gets you 10 extra entries.   You’ve got until Feb. 8 to make it happen. Good luck! $319 Now playing: Watch this: See It $599 News • I bought a used Samsung Galaxy S9 for $315 — and I liked it See it Samsung Galaxy S9 Amazon Comments See It $599 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S9 (64GB, Midnight Black) Best Buy The Cheapskate CNET Giveaway CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Galaxy S9 mostly aces our real-world tests Share your voice See It $599 Preview • Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Hands-on with Samsung’s new phones (updated) Review • Galaxy S9 review: The Galaxy S10’s arrival means a cheaper S9 for you Phones CNET may get a commission from retail offers.last_img read more

Mitch McConnell Democrats net neutrality bill is dead on arrival in Senate

first_imgSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says House Democrats’ bill to reinstate net neutrality won’t even be considered in the Senate. Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that the net neutrality bill Democrats are pushing through the House will be “dead on arrival” in the Senate. The US House of Representatives is expected to vote later Tuesday on the Save the Internet Act, which is the Democrats’ proposal to restore Obama-era net neutrality protections that were repealed in 2017. It’s expected to pass the Democrat-controlled House. McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, was asked by reporters about whether the Senate would consider the bill once it passes. He indicated it would not, according to several tweets from reporters. McConnell’s office confirmed the comment. The Save the Internet Act, or HR 1644, would restore rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015. These rules ban internet service providers from blocking or throttling access to the internet, and they also prevent ISPs from charging companies extra to deliver their online services faster to consumers. In addition, the bill would restore the FCC’s authority to regulate and oversee broadband networks. Tags ‘Save the Internet Act’ aims to restore net neutrality Aug 26 • Activists challenge 2020 candidates to sign net neutrality pledge The Republican-led FCC dismantled the rules in 2017, arguing that the net neutrality regulation was heavy-handed and discouraged investment. In the same order repealing the rules, the FCC also abdicated much of its authority for policing broadband networks, conceding it to the Federal Trade Commission. The bill was always expected to face an uphill battle in the Senate, where Republicans hold a majority. That said, Democrats were able to pass a Congressional Review Act resolution in the Senate last year that would’ve repealed the FCC’s order to dismantle the 2015 rules. But now it looks like the issue won’t even come to a vote in the Senate. Even if the bill were voted on in the Senate and got enough votes to pass, it would still need the signature of President Donald Trump. On Monday, the Office of Management and Budget sent out a statement saying it would advise Trump to veto the bill. reading • Mitch McConnell: Democrats’ net neutrality bill is ‘dead on arrival’ in Senate Now playing: Watch this: 7 Net neutrality Donald Trump See All 1:07 Internet Share your voice Jun 11 • Net neutrality has been dead for a year: What you need to know Comments Apr 10 • Democrats’ net neutrality bill passes House Net Fix • Net Fixlast_img read more

HarleyDavidson reportedly readying sub500cc 4000 motorcycle

first_img Tags 2019 Harley-Davidson Street 500 is the least expensive way to go H-D Comments 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire is the sporty electric streetbike we need 5 47 Photos Share your voice Motorcyclescenter_img 7 Photos Legendary American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has been struggling as of late, and efforts to expand the brand’s appeal both home and abroad are well underway to staunch losses and solidify the company’s future. Here in the US, that means taking a chance on new products in new segments like the forthcoming Livewire all-electric cruiser. In other emerging markets, that likely means a low-cost, high-volume sub-500cc model. That’s according to reports out of Asia, including Outlook India and Zigwheels.Shockingly, the new bike, which is expected to go on sale in 2020, could be as inexpensive as $4,000 in Asian markets like India. However, it’s highly unlikely Harley-Davidson would bring such a bike to North America. In the States, the company’s least expensive offering is the Street 500 (shown below), which starts at $6,899 (before options and delivery fees). The lion’s share of H-D’s bikes are substantially more expensive. 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride: Harley’s electric future is bright 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow The new motorcycle, which is rumored to be shown at the 2019 EICMA show in November, may be under joint development with a motorcycle manufacturer in India. Other competing brands, including BMW Motorrad and KTM have had success going the domestic-partnership route.Zigwheels speculates that a fuel-injected air- and oil-cooled V-twin engine is likely to power the bike, and it’s possible that the model could use a frame based on the Street 750, which is already manufactured in India. Displacements between 250cc and 500cc have been mooted.Harley-Davidson officials did not immediately respond to Roadshow’s request for comment on this story. Harley-Davidsonlast_img read more