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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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Ars Technica reviews Windows Phone 8.1
— 6:22 PM on April 16, 2014

Ars Technica's Peter Bright has written quite a treatise on Windows Phone 8.1. With the addition of a slew of new features including Cortana, a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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What's next after Google Glass? Try Google contact lenses
— 12:29 PM on April 16, 2014

The wearable computing revolution continues. Credit Patent Bolt for spotting that Google has filed a patent to embed tiny cameras within contact lenses: Today's new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Major smartphone makers to integrate kill switches into future mobile devices
— 12:11 PM on April 16, 2014

ZDNet is reporting that Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have all agreed to integrate a smartphone kill switch into future mobile devices. While there has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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4K display, Radeon GPU team up in $1,500 Toshiba laptop
— 11:43 AM on April 15, 2014

With the PPI arms race raging on in the phone world, I was starting to think display makers had forgotten about laptops. Happily, that's not...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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U.S. residents can purchase Google Glass today
— 9:16 AM on April 15, 2014

Here's a reminder: if you have $1,500 burning a hole in your pocket and are dying to look like some kind of cyborg secret agent,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Rumor mill suggests Apple's iPhone 6 will cost more
— 6:15 AM on April 15, 2014

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has put out a report suggesting that Apple's next iPhone will cost $100 more. In a bit of irony, wireless...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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You can get your own Google Glass specs on April 15
— 6:00 AM on April 11, 2014

Dying to try Google Glass? Until now, the only way to get your hands on Google's $1500 cyborg specs was to fill out a form...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Smartphones and tablets under 9'' get Windows for free
— 6:00 AM on April 3, 2014

Remember that rumor about Microsoft cutting Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 PCs?...

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

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Intel's Edison ditches SD form factor, adopts Atom SoC
— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2014

Remember that tiny Edison computer Intel revealed at CES in January? ...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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DisplayMate lauds Samsung Galaxy S5's OLED screen
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2014

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest smartphone screen of them all? Samsung's Galaxy S5, at least according to DisplayMate. ...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Nine new, tablet-bound Bay Trail chips are coming
— 4:01 PM on March 28, 2014

Intel introduced its first wave of "Bay Trail" Atom processors for tablets in September, and it looks like we're about due for wave two....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia's Shield to get remote streaming, price cut to $199
— 2:00 PM on March 25, 2014

Since introducing its do-everything Android-based handheld gaming console last July, Nvidia has been steadily refining the Shield's software and adding new capabilities. The next...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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Imagination Technologies shows OpenGL ES 3.1 compute shader in action
— 6:00 AM on March 24, 2014

Last week at GDC, Intel boasted about having the most OpenGL ES 3.1 demos on the show floor. However, Intel wasn't the only company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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