Upgraded Nuance Dragon Assistant Software Brings Siri To The PC

Nuance Dragon Assistant in action.

Intel and Nuance are hoping that users are ready to talk to their Windows-powered desktops, notebooks and tablets. Both companies are introducing an upgraded version of the Dragon Assistant software that includes support for controlling apps, music playback and more. Announced this afternoon at Intel’s press event, the two companies are hoping that the upgraded […]

Intel Announces RealSense 3D Camera for Computers and Tablets

Intel RealSense 3D Camera

As webcams become more and more useful, companies are looking for ways to improve it in desktops, laptops and tablets. Intel thinks they can lead the way with a new RealSense 3D Camera that Intel claims is “the world’s first integrated 3D depth and 2D camera module that helps devices ‘see’ depth much like the […]

Panasonic Bringing Firefox OS to Smart TVs This Year

Panasonic and Firefox OS partnership

LG might be bringing webOS to smart TVs, but Panasonic will be trying to one-up LG by introducing Firefox OS for smart TVs, which will release at some point later in the year. Mozilla and Panasonic say that they’ll “work together to promote Firefox OS and its open ecosystem,” hopefully boosting the awareness of the […]

Netgear NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle Takes on Google Chromecast

Netgear NeoMediacast

The Google Chromecast is currently the only product of its kind, allowing users to beam video content from a smartphone or tablet straight to a HDTV. However, Netgear wants to get in on the action and has announced NeoMediacast HDMI dongle. However, the Chromecast lacks a ton of capabilities, including streaming local content, but Netgear’s […]

The Sphero 2B: How Your Kids Will Learn To Program

Sphero 2B

The new Sphero 2b, a completely customizable and programmable robot that’s being shown off at this year’s consumer electronics could do what education toys and dedicated technology education programs in schools couldn’t: finally get kids and young adults into programming. Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Sphero 2b is custom-made for […]

Toshiba KIRAbook Updated with Intel Haswell and Lower Price

Toshiba KIRAbook

The Toshiba KIRAbook was first introduced last year back in April, and the company has decided that it’s time for a refresh not a single year after its release. Toshiba has intro’d an updated version of the MacBook Air clone, equipping it with the latest Intel Haswell processor and a slightly-lower price tag. The updated […]

Roku TV Is Coming to Your Living Room in a Big Way — Literally

Roku TV

Roku is usually known for its top-quality set-top boxes, but the company announced that it’s changing things up just a tad by revealing an actual Roku TV, thanks to a partnership with TCL and Hisense. There’s not a lot of details just yet, but these Roku TV models will come in six different flavors ranging […]

LaCie Sphere External Hard Drive Is the Perfect Match to the Mac Pro

LaCie Sphere

If you’re looking for an external hard drive to go along with your spankin’-new Mac Pro’s cylindrical look, LaCie just made official a new external hard drive that’s essentially a chrome ball that sits on your desk, making it one of the more attractive external hard drives we’ve ever seen. It’s called the Sphere, and […]

New Lenovo Flex 14D and Flex 15D Brings New Stand Mode to Low End

Lenovo Flex 15D

Users looking to purchase a low-end laptop don’t necessarily have to forgo all the advantages that tablets and convertibles provide. Lenovo is bringing the Stand Mode feature of its convertibles and tablets to more users with its newly announced Flex 14D and Flex 15D laptops. Shown off with the company’s updated Yoga 2 and Miix […]

Lenovo Debuts Miix 2, Yoga 2, Ushering New Area of 2-In-1s

The Lenovo Miix 2

Users looking for a 2-in-1 without having to compromise on display size have two new options to choose from.  After embracing lower-priced convertibles with its Miix 2 and Yoga 2 devices last year, Lenovo has announced slight refreshes to each device that include larger displays and more. The first of the two updated devices announced […]

Mac Pro Available Now at Best Buy

Mac Pro

Apple’s new Mac Pro is now available for purchase at Best Buy. If you’d rather not wait until February to get one directly from Apple, you can order the non-customizable base models off of Best Buy’s website right now, which seems to show only a “1 business day” handling time until the store can ship […]

iPhone, Xbox & Notebooks…They’re All PCs and PCs Are Insecure

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As the world seems poised to begin another year, we find ourselves collectively asking how large security agencies and corporations managed to get around our sense of privacy and fair play. For sure, lawyers and Constitutional scholars will debate that for years, however I don’t think the early causes are that hard to nail down. […]

Mac Pro Teardown Reveals Surprising Upgradability

Mac Pro teardown

The new Mac Pro from Apple has received an official teardown from the folks at iFixit, and the new machine received a glowing score of 8/10, making it one of the highest-scoring teardowns of an Apple product that we’ve seen in a while. One thing that has been great about the Mac Pro is that […]

Buying a Windows 2-in-1 or Tablet? Focus on Accessories!

Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews

Having penned an article in which I outright declared that the future of mobile computing was in convertibles and tablets last week, I decided to take my advice and pick up a 2-in-1 of my own. Before I received my Surface Pro I made a lot of assumptions about how I would use the device. […]

Mac Pro in High Demand, Will “Take Time” to Catch Up

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Apple’s all-new Mac Pro was officially launched yesterday, where those wanting to get the new machine could finally order one for themselves, with a ship time set for December 30. However, within just a couple of hours, that estimate quickly slipped to February, proving that either Apple was in very low stock or the new […]

Mac Pro Available Now, Begins Shipping December 30 (Update)

Mac Pro

As promised, Apple has put its all-new Mac Pro up for sale in its online store. The new computer starts at $2,999, which will get you a a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon processor, 12GB of RAM, dual FirePro D300 graphics, and a 256GB solid-state drive. There’s also another model that starts at $3,999, which is a step […]

Mac Pro Officially Arriving Tomorrow

Mac Pro

Apple has announced that the Mac Pro will be available to order starting tomorrow starting at $2,999. It’s important to note here that Apple says the new machine will be “available to order” starting tomorrow, so as far as when it will begin shipping, that’s still up in the air. Apple initially introduced and teased […]

LG Chromebase Announced as First Chrome OS All-In-One

LG Chromebase

LG has announced what it’s claiming to be the world’s first all-in-one desktop running Chrome OS. The LG Chromebase, as it’s called, looks like your typical all-in-one machine with a 21.5-inch 1080p IPS display and the internal guts tucked in behind it. The Chromebase sports a yet-to-be-specified Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB […]

New Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack Arrives With LTE and Ultra-Low Price in Tow

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Verizon wasn’t kidding when it said that it would continue expanding its new line of Ellipsis-branded devices into new areas. Just a month after it formally announced the Ellipsis 7 tablet, the carrier turned hardware-maker is introducing the Ellipsis Jetpack, a 4G LTE modem that will allow users to pair Wi-Fi equipped devices to its […]

Why the Surface is Expensive: Apple Threatened High-End PCs

The iPad Air and the Surface 2

Apparently, Surface owners owe Apple a debt of gratitude. Comments made by Steve Ballmer indicate that it was actually Apple’s dominance in high-end computing that convinced the company to move forward with the Surface RT and Surface Pro. The comments came during an interview with ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. In the interview, Ballmer said that […]