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Dooble review: A security-conscious web browser that is effective but also restrictive

Price: Free Rating: 6 Dooble is a security-conscious web browserthat is effective but also restrictive. Read our Dooble review.(Also see:All software reviews.) The name might not exactly roll off the tongue, at least not without a compulsive urge to follow it up with entendre, but the Dooble browser is one worth remembering. It doesn’t boast […]

Intel’s vPro Core chips advance wire-free computing with wireless dock, Pro WiDi tech

Intel brought its fifth-generation Core technology to business PCs on Thursday, launching its new Core vPro processors alongside components of its “wire-free” vision of computing. Twelve PC makers plan to launch VPro-equipped PCs in the coming weeks, Intel said, complete with support for two technologies that Intel included inside the vPro processors themselves: Intel’s Pro […]

Dell’s Alienware 13 laptop lets gamers use powerful desktop graphics cards

Dell’s Alienware 13 laptop attaches to powerful external desktop graphics cards, achieving what many laptop makers have been chasing for years. Starting at US$999, the Dell laptop has a proprietary connector at the rear to which the newest off-the-shelf Nvidia and AMD graphics cards can be plugged. Dell is among the first laptop makers to […]

Lumsing 70W Extended Socket & USB Charger review: Power multiple devices in your car

Price: 7.99 Rating: 8 Keeping all your devices powered up as you while away a long car journey is easy. Read our Lumsing 70W Extended Socket & USB Charger review to see how you can simultaneously power your satnav, smartphone, tablet and more. Also see the best portable USB chargers 2014. The problem with every […]

HP’s SlateBook 14 Android laptop ships, but with a higher price than expected

Hewlett-Packard’s SlateBook 14 laptop with the Android OS has started shipping on schedule, but it’s priced at US$429, which is $30 more than the company had said it would cost. The laptop, which has a 14-inch screen and Android 4.3, was announced in June. At the time, HP said it would be priced at $399. […]

Computex offers a glimpse of future technologies and gear

Laptops about half the size of current models, along with faster, more power-efficient chips, improvements in wireless connectivity, and 3-D cameras in PCs were among the wares on display this week at Computex in Taipei. What follows is a look at some of the expected advances in computers and technology featured at the show. Thinner […]

HP Envy 17 Leap Motion SE review: luxury laptop offers gesture-recognition… for those that need it

Price: 1199 Rating: 8 We saw the standalone version of theLeap Motion Controller earlier this year and were impressed by its promising gesture-recognition technology. Now here’s a laptop that integrates Leap Motion. The motion sensor in the Leap Motion Controller works in a similar fashion to Microsoft’s Kinect, allowing you to use hand gestures to […]

ASUS X200-MA Touch Screen Laptop $200 One Day Only (5/6) at Microsoft Store

Now this is a sweet deal, for one day only on 5/6/2014 the Microsoft Store will be offering a brand new ASUS X200-MA touchscreen laptop for only $200.  That’s $100 off the regular price and you get these specs: Processor: Intel Celeron N 2815 2.13 GHz Memory: 4 GB DDR3 Storage: 500 GB 5400 rpm […]

Lenovo recalls ThinkPad batteries for fire hazard

Lenovo is recalling certain ThinkPad battery packs that could be a fire hazard due to overheating, which could ultimately also lead to computer damage. The recall applies to 34,500 batteries sold in the U.S. and 2,900 batteries sold in Canada, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in a statement. The company also recalled 117,732 […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

The largest and most powerful device in Amazon’s Kindle Fire range has a gorgeous screen and takes great photos, but the customised version of Android will be a sticking point for many

Dell Inspiron 17R on Sale for $435 at Dell Outlet

Dell Outlet has a generous $300 off coupon Z2ZR49LBT7HRT9 on the Inspiron 17R-5737 model laptop that’s priced at $735.  The Inspiron 17R-5737 is a 17” screen laptop with the following specs: Display: 17.3-inch LED backlit display with Truelife and HD+ Display Processor: Intel Core 4th Gen i7-4500U processor Memory: 8GB memory Storage: 1TB Hard Drive […]

Microsoft confirms 200 million Windows 8 licenses sold: Still short of Windows 7

Microsoft has confirmed thatWindows 8 has crossed the 200 million mark in license sales. It’s been a while since the software giant gave us figures for Windows 8 but after being received with mixed feelings, it has now reached the 200 million milestone. The last time Microsoft gave figures was in May last year when […]

Sony sells PC division, spins off TV arm

Loss-making PC business goes to a Japanese investment group, spelling an end to Sony’s involvement in the industry and potentially the Vaio brand itself

Android on pace to surpass one billion devices this year, says Gartner

This year vendors will ship 1.1 billion devices based on Android, while Windows stages a small comeback and the number of Apple machines, percentage-wise, increases the most, according to estimates from market research company Gartner. Shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones of all shapes and sizes will increase by 7.6 percent year-on-year to 2.47 […]

Windows 8 reaches double digit operating system market share

Microsoft’sWindows 8 operating system ended 2013 by totalling more than 10 percent market share. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ended the year with 6.89 percent and 3.6 percent respectively to reach a combined 10.49 percent total market share. The figures come from Net Applications which tracks market share statistics for internet technologies. See also: Windows […]

Origin EON17-S review: This gaming laptop is an absolute beast

I’m a gamer. And, like most gamers, I prefer huge, liquid-cooled, multiple-graphics-card-sporting desktops to laptops (even gaming laptops). But sometimes you need a machine that’s as portable as it is powerful, and that’s where Origin’s extreme gaming laptop, the EON17-S, comes into play. This hulking desktop replacement is pretty sexy, considering it’s an 11.25-pound monster. […]

Alienware 14 review: portable gaming laptop that delivers on style and performance

Price: �1,539 inc VAT Rating: 8 The Alienware brand dominates gaming laptops, but the latest addition to Dell’s range isn’t the huge, brash notebook you’d expect – it’s got a 14in screen, and it looks fantastic. See: The 7 best gaming laptops of 2013. Dell has done sterling work to temper the immature excesses of […]

Toshiba unveils new business notebooks under its Portege and Tecra brands

Toshiba took the wraps off a new line of business notebooks and mobile workstations today. Each machine is manufactured from magnesium alloy and is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core processor, with vPro technology and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support. All five of the new machines can be mated to the same optional dock, so […]

Pricing and Detailed Specs now Available for Upcoming ThinkPad Models

October has arrived, and that of course means Halloween is soon, but more importantly it also means that new ThinkPads will be coming out if Lenovo sticks to their promised release schedule.  The ThinkPad T440s recently started selling on the Lenovo Japan website so the hope is that North America is not far behind.  Furthermore, […]

Intel demos low-power chips for laptops and tablets: Bay Trail, Haswell Y and Broadwell

Intel says Bay Trail, Haswell Y and Broadwell will give it an advantage in power consumption and speed

Dell Announces New Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks

Taking a page out of their experience with selling popular consumer Ultrabooks, namely the XPS 13, Dell is launching a couple of new business targeted Ultrabooks in the form of the 12-inch Latitude E7240 and 14-inch E7440.  Both new Latitudes feature a carbon fiber reinforced lid for extra durability, spill resistant keyboard, Gorilla Glass scratch […]

HP replaces enterprise chief, posts Q3 sales drop

Hewlett-Packard reassigned Enterprise Group chief Dave Donatelli on Wednesday as it reported an 8 percent decline in revenue for its fiscal third quarter, saying all of its major divisions except software brought in less money than a year earlier.        


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Asus Transformer Book TX300 review – hands on

Is the Asus Transformer Book the most innovative laptop-tablet hybrid yet?

UK superfast broadband on the rise in 2013, according to Ofcom

Percentage of users of 30Mbit/s services increases rapidly