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Chrome OS 42 goes official, brings Google Now to Chromebooks

Late last month, Google previewed a new launcher for Chrome OS, but as of the new Chrome OS 42 release, the new launcher is now available to the masses. Launcher 2.0 in Chrome OS 42 has a new look that’s based on the Material Design look and feel featured in Android Lollipop. Google Now integration […]

Etekcity Roverbeats T12 Wireless Mobile Speaker review: This stylish Bluetooth speaker is cheaper than it looks

Price: 29.99 Rating: 7 Etekcity’s 6W (2x 3W) Roverbeats T12 Wireless Mobile Speaker looks and sounds much better than it costs, making it a decent budget Bluetooth speakerfor blasting out tunes in the bedroom, back garden or on the beach. Read our Roverbeats T12 review.Also see:All Bluetooth speaker reviews. With support for Bluetooth 3.0 EDR […]

Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 review: A storage drive hub that’s ideal for photographers

Price: 49 Rating: 0 The Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 is a storage drive hub aimed at photographers, allowing you to transfer and backup your photo and video files from multiple memory cards at the same time. Removable modules are mounted in this four-bay USB 3.0 reader, to access cards such as CompactFlash, SD cards, and […]

Dell to put depth-sensing 3D cameras in more Android, Windows devices

Dell will bring virtual reality to more Windows and Android devices next year, replacing 2D cameras with depth-sensing 3D cameras. The depth-sensing camera is for more than just selfies and Skype videoconferencing. It is able to go deep inside images to track depth and provide information such as distance between objects. Dell later this month […]

Chromebook shipments skyrocket as Microsoft unleashes counterattack

Google-centric Chromebooks are turning out to be a big deal and they’re only getting bigger. Shipments of laptops running Chrome OS increased 67 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, according to market research firm ABI Research. A big jump like that should be expected, however, when comparing a spring-summer […]

Inateck BP2001 Portable Bluetooth Speaker review: great-value speaker fills the room with sound

Price: �28.99 Rating: 8 Inateck’s BP2001is a well-priced portable Bluetooth speaker designed to work with your tablet, but it’s compatible with any smartphone, laptop, PC or other device with a Bluetooth connection or 3.5mm headphone jack. Also see: 13 best portable speakers. It’s more expensive than its little brother, the £15.99 Inateck BP1001B, but the […]

Gartner: 2.4 billion ‘devices’ will be shipped worldwide in 2014

Citing numbers from their Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles, and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 2Q14 Update report, executives from IT research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. said on Monday (July 7, 2014) that they expected “worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) [to] reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, [registering] a 4.2 percent […]

PC Specialist Cosmos II HD

A great gaming laptop for those on a budget

PC sales to drop by 6% i 2014

The global decline in sales of laptops and desktops is nothing new, and Gartner today forecast a 6% dop in 2014 compared to last year — and it envisions another decline of nearly 5% i 2015. Gartner expects 276.7 million PCs to ship to retailers in 2014, a figure that will slip further to 263 […]

Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11Q review: worth considering if you’re on a tight budget and looking for a good, basic laptop

Price: £449.00 Rating: 8 There are several models in the M50 range, equipped with a variety of both Intel and AMD processors and with prices varying from £400 to £600. However, we reviewed the M50-A-11Q model, which typically costs £449 from a number of online retailers, and which includes a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3-4005U […]

Schenker XMG P503 review: a XMG gaming laptop that provides good performance

Price: £1515.00 inc VAT Rating: 8 Schenker’s range of XMG gaming laptops generally provide good performance and value for money, but not even their mother would accuse them of being good-looking. Rivals such as Alienware adorn their gaming machines with all sorts of flashing lights and go-faster stripes, while Schenker tends to opt for generic […]

Intel CEO gives peek into laptop future with Broadwell chip

Intel provided a glimpse into the PC future by showing off a laptop based on the Broadwell architecture that is faster and more battery-friendly than current ones based on Haswell processors.        

Lenovo Yoga 2 review – hands on

Lenovo’s Yoga 2 is as flexible as its predecessor, but its screen has seen some major upgrades

Tablets no longer a status symbol for the chief

Smartphones and tablets have moved from executive toys to essential work tools, according to customers on a panel at the AirWatch Connect conference in Melbourne. However, smart mobile devices have not replaced laptops in all cases, they said.        

4 Things You’ll Love About Google’s Chromebook Pixel – and 4 Things You’ll Hate

I’ve been using Google’s latest Chrome-OS-powered Chromebook laptop computer, the Pixel, for the past three months. At Google’s annual I/O developer conference in May, the company distributed Chromebook Pixels to more than 6,000 attendees, and I walked away with a Pixel review unit. Though I don’t feel qualified to write a full, in-depth review–at least […]

Scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass NBT displays coming for touchscreen laptops

Mashing mobile technology together with traditional PC designs has a hit-and-miss track record–cough, cough–but Monday, Corning announced that one of the more practical smartphone innovations out there is coming to touchscreen PCs, in the form of Gorilla Glass NBT.        

Dell Wireless Dock D5000 laptop dock review: free your PC from wires

Dell’s Wireless Dock D5000 laptop dock frees your laptop from cables. Here’s our Wireless Dock D5000 review.        

Lenovo ThinkPad S440 Shows up to Replace the S431 (Already)

Though the ThinkPad S431 Ultrabook has not even shipped yet (scheduled shipping is for July 22), it appears its days are already numbered.  A landing page for the upcoming Intel Haswell equipped ThinkPad S440 Touch showed up this past week on and it would appear it’s the same thing as the S431, but with […]

Acer waits for Windows RT 8.1 to make tablet decision

Acer is waiting for the next version of Windows RT, due in the second half of this year, before deciding whether to release a tablet that runs on that OS.        

Asus FonePad

A 7in smartphone might look a little ridiculous, but the FonePad makes total sense as a budget 3G tablet

Laptop makers turn to Android after Windows 8 woes

With Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system struggling to boost laptop and PC sales, vendors are reportedly turning to Android.        

Windows 8 touch laptop prices to hit $200 by the holidays, Intel CEO says

Intel held its first quarter earnings call for 2013 on Tuesday, and the Q&A with analysts afterwards was full of bold declarations about how cheap touch-enabled PCs and other Intel-loaded touchable gadgets were going to get.        

Lenovo redesigns ThinkPad, drops weight by a quarter

Lenovo is updating the design of its ThinkPad laptops to keep them up-to-date in a market where computers are getting thinner and lighter at a fast rate.

KFC to offer free Wi-Fi

KFC has announced it will offer free Wi-Fi in partnership with The Cloud.

Acer C7 Chromebook

Has Acer made the best Chromebook yet?