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Friday night topic: The trouble with Best Buy
— 5:05 PM on February 10, 2012

While I was out traveling last week, someone remarked to me that Best Buy may be having some financial trouble, a fact they found somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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

— 12:29 PM on February 8, 2012

Howdy, all. I was out traveling all of last week, first visiting Intel up in Oregon and then down to Santa Clara for AMD's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics The Tech Report

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

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

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

PCs in decline? Not for enthusiasts
— 5:19 PM on January 26, 2012

Have you read the tea leaves? The PC is an endangered species, doomed to obscurity at the hands of tablets, smartphones, or whatever new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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

Gartner: Apple was top semiconductor buyer in 2011
— 4:10 PM on January 24, 2012

Apple has gotten big lately. Really big. So big that, last summer, it briefly became the highest valued company by market capitalization in the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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

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

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

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

Friday night topic: Winter driving madness
— 4:38 PM on January 20, 2012

After a mild start, it looks like this winter is gearing up a bit, dropping snow and ice around various parts of the U.S. this...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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

Of CES 2012 and missed expectations
— 10:10 AM on January 20, 2012

Ah, Las Vegas. I had hoped never to return. Yet there I was last week, in the ticket line at the Vancouver airport, cursing myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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

CES 2012: the shape of things to come?
— 11:08 AM on January 17, 2012

One of the funny things about going to CES is that you're expected to be plugged into the overall vibe of the show, so you...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Personal tech