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Ice Cream Sandwich update trickling out to original Transformer tablets
— 12:04 PM on February 23, 2012

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream... sandwich, that is. In a post on its Facebook page, Asus has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Hitachi's 7-mm Travelstar Z7K500 eyes Ivy Bridge ultrabooks
— 2:01 AM on February 22, 2012

Although most 2.5" hard drives measure 9.5 mm thick, ultraportables are increasingly using slimmer 7-mm models. Hitachi says it's shipped 25 million of the slender...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Report: Eric Demers headed to Qualcomm
— 1:10 PM on February 17, 2012

AMD graphics CTO Eric Demers left the company earlier this week to pursue opportunites elsewhere. According an "industry source close to the matter,"...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Authenticating wall socket could charge for power
— 12:38 PM on February 14, 2012

Power leeches are pretty common these days. Airports and coffee shops seem to be their natural habitats, but they can be found anywhere there's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Ultrabook supplier caves under pressure from Apple
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2012

Is Apple throwing its weight around to keep suppliers from dabbling in ultrabooks? Maybe so, at least according to a Commercial Times report quoted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Plus-sized notebook packs Sandy Bridge Extreme
— 6:00 AM on February 13, 2012

Do the low-voltage processors in ultrabooks offend your power-hungry sensibilities? Are desktop replacements just not fast enough? Eurocom's new Panther 4.0 "super-notebook"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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The $300 ultraportable experiment
— 12:52 AM on February 10, 2012

Unless you've locked yourself into the Apple ecosystem and thrown away the key, laptop shopping can be a daunting prospect. A dizzying array of options...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Gaming gear and a monster laptop
— 5:52 PM on February 2, 2012

With Chinese New Year celebrations at an end, hardware makers in the Far East have started announcing fresh products again. This week, our inbox collected...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Input devices Mobile computing

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Developers to get their hands on Win8 for ARM soon
— 9:42 AM on January 30, 2012

Rumor has it that Windows 8 for ARM will become available to developers as soon as next month. At least, that's what the folks at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: Asus working on Kinect-enabled notebooks
— 10:47 AM on January 27, 2012

Forget bigger touchpads—motion controls could be integrated into your next notebook. The Daily says Asus showed it a pair of prototype systems with...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Google pushing Chromebooks for schools
— 6:00 AM on January 26, 2012

Apple wants to swarm classrooms with iPads and interactive textbooks. What about Google? Judging by a news story on CNet, the search giant...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Win8 mobile broadband improvements explained
— 9:48 AM on January 24, 2012

With its Metro interface, Windows 8 will have more than a few things in common with Windows Phone 7. Judging by the latest update...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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New HP Cedar Trail netbook is aimed at businesses, schools
— 4:39 PM on January 23, 2012

Ultrabooks and tablets have completely stolen the spotlight from netbooks in recent months—so much so that Dell seems to have stopped offering consumer netbooks....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus crashes ultrabook party with B23E ultraportable
— 11:08 AM on January 23, 2012

There's a new ultraportable in town—mercifully, it's not another ultrabook. Asus' B23E notebook trades the slender frames of the current crop of MacBook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Study: U.S. tablet ownership doubled since December
— 9:33 AM on January 23, 2012

To say there were a lot of tablets under Christmas trees last year would be an understatement. The Associated Press quotes a study by the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Thunderbolt-equipped ultrabooks reportedly on the way
— 10:25 AM on January 20, 2012

Soon, Apple's grasp on Thunderbolt will loosen—next quarter, specifically. That's when DigiTimes says we can expect the interface to feature in ultrabooks from Acer,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MacBook users may be eligible for class-action settlement
— 6:00 AM on January 19, 2012

Class-action lawsuits hit the tech industry on a regular basis, and the latest one is related to Apple's MagSafe power adapters. According to this...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Rumor: AMD will undercut ultrabooks by up to $200
— 9:32 AM on January 17, 2012

AMD showed us a 17W Trinity APU variant at CES last week, and it's pretty clear where that chip is headed: ultrathin notebooks just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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