A new computer made almost entirely from open-source hardware is now available for pre-order. But unlike open-source software, it’s anything but free. The project is called Novena, and as Wired reports, nearly all of its components are open-source. That means anyone can dive deep into the schematics and scrutinize the designs for bugs, defects and […]
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PCs from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo will soon include Nuance’s Dragon Assistant, the speech giant’s technology for tweeting, Facebooking, and playing music using voice commands.(Follow CES 2014 live, and get the latest CES news here.) Nuance announced the partnerships here at CES, for both PCs and tablets running the Intel Core and Atom processors. […]
Apple will webcast its San Francisco event today, where the company is expected to reveal refreshed tablets, including an iPad Mini with a higher-resolution Retina-quality screen. The webcast, which Apple announced on its website, will begin at 10 a.m. PT. (1 p.m. ET). Earlier today, several Apple-centric blogs, including MacRumors, noted that the event would […]
FattBatt keeps you off the grid longer, for a fee. Here’s our FattBatt review.
There appears to be no end in sight to the Chromebook phenomenon, which has seen PC maker after PC maker jump onto Google’s Chrome OS-powered bandwagon.
Late last month the word got out that some Samsung laptops have a problem booting Linux using UEFI, and late last week that problem began to look even worse.
Road warriors hoping to get a new Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet-laptop hybrid will have to wait a few weeks longer than expected. Lenovo recently confirmed via its Facebook page that the ThinkPad Helix “rip and flip” hybrid won’t be available until March or April. Lenovo said during CES that the Helix would be available in […]
Hewlett-Packard on Monday said it’s officially jumping into the Chromebook fray after persistent rumors about the company launching one surfaced in late January. HP joins Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo selling PCs loaded with Google’s browser-as-OS.
Another week, another major PC vendor announcing that it’s planning a Chromebook offering of its own. Last week, it was Lenovo; this week, according to reports, it’s none other than HP.
Looks can be deceiving, and that’s definitely the case with Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Pro tablet. At first glance, the Surface Pro seems barely different than the Surface RT. Thicker, sure, but a casual once-over could miss that detail, and it otherwise mimics the size and aesthetic of its ARM-powered predecessor.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS failed to provide a spark to PC sales during last year’s fourth quarter, with worldwide unit shipments falling by 6.4 percent compared to the same quarter in 2011, according to research by IDC released on Thursday.
PC manufacturer, Lenovo, has launched its ThinkPad Tablet 2 in Australia through distributors Ingram Micro and Synnex, following the product’s US release in late December.
While the iPad has made giant strides in the enterprise, it is still hobbled because it doesn’t replace laptops in many use cases because of immature tablet apps and security concerns. But the case for tablets in the enterprise will only get stronger in the next few years.
Ever since the tiny $35 Raspberry Pi PC began shipping earlier this year, there’s been virtually no limit to the fresh uses and extensions that have been envisioned for it.
Linux fans may recall the excitement that greeted the launch of Dell’s “Project Sputnik” earlier this year.
After months of experimenting, Dell took the wraps off a thin-and-light XPS 13 laptop with the Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, an OS that is code-named Precise Pangolin.
Ninite makes setting up a new PC or laptop a quick, painless process. Here’s our Ninite review.
Windows 8 is here. In form and functionality, the new flagship operating system is the most dramatic makeover of Windows since its inception. Windows 8 was developed from the ground up with a touch-enabled interface that works best when tapped and swiped. Under the hood, the same old Windows is still present, but the Modern […]
Gigabyte on Thursday introduced its Windows 8 lineup, including a slate, a convertible ultrabook and gaming laptops–all of which are powered by Intel processors. What Gigabyte didn’t announce, however, were prices and availability for its Windows 8 offerings.
Asustek’s innovative laptop-tablet hybrid called Taichi is now on sale in the U.S. starting at US$1,299.
Dell will continue offering Windows 7 even after the release of Windows 8 at the end of October, the company said.
Lenovo on Tuesday announced a new range of Windows 8 and RT hybrid computing devices that can function as tablets or laptops.
When Intel announced Ultrabooks a year ago, the chip maker predicted that these thin and light laptops would account for 40 percent of the consumer market by the end of 2012. But according to Gartner, Ultrabooks have hardly made a dent in the now-stagnant PC market.
The announcements may be coming fast and furious out of Google I/O today, but the Nexus Q and other products unveiled there aren’t the only exciting new technologies to appear on the horizon this week.
Apple has exhausted supplies of its new $2,200 MacBook Pro that sports a high-resolution “Retina” screen, with the company’s online store reporting a wait of three to four weeks by Tuesday’s end.