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Panasonic's Toughbook 20 begs to be dropped, roasted, and splashed
— 4:17 PM on November 9, 2015

Panasonic's Toughbook laptops are famous for their knock-around durability. Recently, the Toughbook lineup has expanded to include rugged tablets as well as notebooks, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

You can buy an iPad Pro this Wednesday
— 9:02 AM on November 9, 2015

It's been two months to the day since Apple announced the iPad Pro, a big-screened, beefed-up tablet that's meant to take the iPad into...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Origin PC's slim EVO15-S notebook packs Skylake and a GTX 970M
— 8:08 AM on November 9, 2015

Thin is in these days, and Origin PC has embraced that saying in the form of its EVO15-S gaming notebooks. The company has updated...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Perfectron's MIL-SPEC'd mini-PCs are ready for the next deployment
— 10:03 AM on November 5, 2015

Just the other day I was looking for a mini-PC. After looking long and hard at the Intel NUC and the Zbox Magnus,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

Trojan adware on Android can give itself root access
— 7:39 AM on November 5, 2015

Android has taken quite a beating lately on the security front. In part, that's due to a perfect storm consisting of a large user base,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Thin is in with Samsung's Ativ Book 9 Pro and Spin laptops
— 5:32 PM on November 4, 2015

Think Samsung, and you might think "phones," "tablets," or "SSDs." The company makes notebook PCs, too, and its Ativ Book 9 Pro and Spin seem...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Have it your way with Roccat's Kiro ambidextrous mouse
— 8:28 AM on November 4, 2015

German gaming peripheral manufacturer Roccat has a new mouse out. Its name is Kiro, and it'll serve both right-handed and southpaw users equally well.

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Zotac's NEN SN970 Steam box houses 35W of Skylake power
— 4:44 PM on November 3, 2015

We first learned about Zotac's "console-killing" Steam Machine, now called the NEN SN970, earlier this year. At the time, Zotac was rather tight-lipped about...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

Sales of Windows 7 OEM licenses and PCs will end October 31, 2016
— 4:13 PM on November 2, 2015

Microsoft has updated its Windows lifecycle page with a deadline for the sale of OEM copies of Windows . All good things must come...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Windows

Google says Android won't assimilate Chrome OS
— 1:24 PM on November 2, 2015

Last week's report that Google would merge Chrome OS into Android drew plenty of attention. The report seemed plausible, since Chrome OS can already run...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Report: Google to fold Chrome OS into Android
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

When Google unveiled the Pixel C running regular Android, it seemed like a shot across the bow of the browser-centric Chrome OS. The Pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Review roundup: Apple TV shows future promise
— 5:21 PM on October 29, 2015

Some early reviews of the new Apple TV are out, and the general response to Apple's latest spin on the set-top box appears positive....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

Corsair throws microATX builders a bone with its Carbide Series 88R
— 12:34 PM on October 28, 2015

The dearth of microATX mid-towers out there makes for a sore spot when we compile our System Guides, so any new case in that...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

Taste the rainbow with NZXT's Hue+ lighting controller
— 9:10 AM on October 28, 2015

LED light strips may be popular, but solid colors and constant brightness levels may not be wild enough for some modders' tastes. That's where

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Gaming

MSI's Cubi N mini-PC is rigged for silent running
— 4:37 PM on October 27, 2015

MSI has pulled the wraps off its neat-looking Cubi N mini-PC, a tiny box with a Braswell SoC and no fans. Intel's Celeron...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

Apple's fiscal fourth-quarter profits and revenues impress
— 4:19 PM on October 27, 2015

Apple has released its financial results for the fourth quarter of its financial-year 2015, and its performance continues to impress, even if the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Mac