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Google's Nexus 5 smartphone arrives with Android 4.4 KitKat
— 2:34 PM on October 31, 2013

Google has officially unveiled its latest Nexus handset. The Nexus 5 combines updated hardware with a new version of Android, and it's already...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

It's official: FAA to allow personal electronics during takeoff, landing
— 11:10 AM on October 31, 2013

This was all leaked weeks ago, but it's now official. The U.S.'s Federal Aviation Administration has eased restrictions on the use of electronics...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Samsung dominates smartphone shipments in Q3
— 11:09 AM on October 30, 2013

The smartphone market continues to grow. Research firm IDC has released shipment figures for the third quarter of 2013, and they show year-over-year...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Lenovo intros 'multimode' Yoga Tablet with 18-hour battery
— 9:24 AM on October 30, 2013

Now, this is interesting: a tablet design that isn't just a slightly different take on the iPad. Lenovo has announced the Yoga Tablet, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Motorola's Project Ara promises modular smartphones
— 11:03 AM on October 29, 2013

Motorola's Moto Maker program brings a hint of customization to smartphones by allowing buyers to choose the color of the front, back, and accent pieces...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Deal of the week: Cheap convertibles and discounted components
— 1:43 PM on October 25, 2013

We had hoped to fill this week's deal post with links to AMD's Radeon R9 290X graphics card, but it's out of stock...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage Memory Mobile computing

The first-gen Surface Pro is now $699
— 1:24 PM on October 24, 2013

Barely two months ago, Microsoft made its $100 price cut to the first-gen Surface Pro permanent. Now, as CNet News reports, the tablet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Leaked docs outline 14'' carbon-fiber ThinkPad with QHD screen
— 9:12 AM on October 23, 2013

Remember the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch that Lenovo released last December? Well, there's a successor on the way. The folks at SlashGear have...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Asus' Transformer Book T100 convertible notebook reviewed
— 1:21 PM on October 22, 2013

Despite its low $350 starting price, the Transformer Book T100 offers a quad-core Bay Trail SoC, a 10" IPS touchscreen, 10+ hours of battery life,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

Apple will unveil a Retina iPad mini tomorrow, says WSJ
— 9:17 AM on October 21, 2013

You've probably heard about it: tomorrow, on October 22, Apple will hold one of its famous product reveal keynotes. New iPads are widely expected to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Acer's 8'' Win8.1 tablet has Bay trail, 10-hour battery
— 12:20 PM on October 17, 2013

Yesterday, Lenovo announced an 8" Windows 8.1 tablet. Today, it's Acer's turn. The new Acer Iconia W4 looks to have much in common...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Synaptics intros pressure-sensitive stylus tech for Win8.1
— 6:00 AM on October 17, 2013

Windows 8 has decent handwriting recognition built in, but we haven't seen too many tablets and convertibles equipped with styluses. That could change thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

Lenovo intros 8'' Win8.1 slate with Bay Trail inside
— 3:20 PM on October 16, 2013

PC makers are announcing 8" Windows 8.1 tablets left and right. The latest one to hop on the bandwagon is Lenovo, whose new Miix2...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Papa's got a brand-new, undead-proof European carryall
— 11:02 AM on October 16, 2013

So iPhone 5S and 5C mania has died down (although someone needs to tell the entrepreneurs on eBay), OS X Mavericks has yet to go...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

Report: Broadwell to feature audio DSP for low-power playback, speech recognition
— 11:38 AM on October 15, 2013

PC audio is getting interesting again. We already know that AMD has integrated DSP hardware into some of its latest Radeons. Now, it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

Imagination intros its first 'Warrior,' the MIPS P5600 CPU core
— 12:36 PM on October 14, 2013

Imagination Technologies has introduced the first CPU core of the MIPS Series5 "Warrior" lineup it announced in June. The P5600 is a 32-bit core aimed at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Microsoft: Surface 2 name chosen to avoid consumer confusion
— 9:11 AM on October 14, 2013

The first Windows RT tablet from Microsoft was called the Surface for Windows RT. The second-gen version of that device, on the other hand, has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

Rumor: 12'' Retina MacBook coming next year
— 6:00 AM on October 14, 2013

I've been waiting for a more affordable Retina MacBook for ages, and it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac