Toshiba Reinvents the Wheel With 5-in-1 Laptop Concept

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, we got to see the Toshiba 5-in-1 laptop concept, a prototype of a convertible and detachable notebook computer that aims to satisfy multiple form factor needs depending on your computing environment. At its heart, the device bears a design that resembles your traditional slim clamshell notebook or Ultrabook, but thanks […]

How to Stop Hackers From Playing Peek-a-Boo With MacBook Webcams

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In a startling discovery, it appears that the webcams on Apple’s iMac desktops and MacBook laptops could be remotely activated without the knowledge of the user. To assuage privacy concerns, many notebook manufacturers–including Apple–place a recording indicator light next to the camera lens to alert users that the webcam is activated. However, despite these efforts, […]

Can Apple Redefine Ultra-Portables Again With 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air?

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Apple is rumored to be introducing a new 12-inch MacBook Air model to bridge the gap between the existing 11- and 13-inch ultra-portable laptops. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who had been accurate with Apple rumors in the past, is saying that the new Retina Display 12-inch model won’t be debuting until mid-2014. According […]

HP Unveils New Envy, Pavilion Notebooks

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HP has just unveiled new notebooks that take advantage of the latest Intel and AMD processors for 2013 in the Envy and Pavilion line, with the former being the high-end range. Envy HP had refreshed several models within its HP Envy line. Adding a touchscreen, the 2013 HP Envy 14 TouchSmart Ultrabook will come with […]

Tim Cook Promises Made in USA Mac Product

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After having its reputation tarnished by reports of suicides and poor working conditions at partner Foxconn‘s plants in China, Apple CEO Tim Cook is now promising that an updated Mac product will be made in the U.S. News of Apple’s decision to move at least one Mac product’s manufacturing to the U.S. comes as a […]

Samsung’s Android-Powered Notebook Coming in Next Few Months

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Samsung is reported to be prepping for a launch of an Android-powered notebook, or ‘AndroidBook’ as the devices are now dubbed, for launch in the next few months. There has been speculations recently that Google and its partners are working to bring the power of the Android operating system to the clamshell notebook or laptop […]

Will We See a $200 Android Notebook with Intel Atom on Monday?

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Intel is set to announce its next-generation Atom processor, code named Bay Trail and based on the Silvermont architecture, come this Monday at its Santa Clara, California headquarters. The news may open up the tablet and computing market to new devices with a price tag as low as $200. Citing the usual sources familiar with […]

HP Envy x2 Review

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The HP Envy x2 is a Windows 8 tablet that includes a well designed dock to take the Envy x2 to full on productivity mode with an extended battery and a full size keyboard. Despite the lower power Intel Atom processor the Envy x2 runs a full version of Windows 8 with access to the […]

Toshiba KIRAbook Ultrabook Takes Aim at MacBook Pro with Retina

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Users looking for a notebook with high-end internal components in an ultrabook form factor now have a new notebook to add to their list, the Toshiba KIRAbook. The KIRAbook will ship with the most advanced internal components used in notebooks today, including a 2560 x 1440 resolution display, the user’s choice of an Intel Core i5 […]

More Details Leak Surrounding Samsung’s ATIV Book Branding

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We had previously reported about a leaked ATIV Book 6 branding for Samsung’s Windows 8 notebook that would be coming to the U.S., and now it looks like the ATIV Book moniker will be used on even more Samsung’s notebook and laptop products. The company first introduced the ATIV branding with the debut of the […]

Google to Take On Pocket With Google Keep

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Pocket, formerly known as Read It Later, may find a new behemoth of a competitor in Google if it launches its newly leaked Google Keep service. The aim of Pocket is to save web URL to the cloud service and then log in on the same device or a different device to read the URLs […]

ClamCase Brings Clambook Laptop Dock to Most Android Smartphones, iPhone

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For owners of non-Webtop enabled Motorola smartphones and iPhone owners who look toward their Droid counterpart longingly with their ability to connect their phones to a laptop shell to gain a larger display, longer run time thanks to recharging capabilities, a full size keyboard, trackpad, speakers, and USB ports, fret not as ClamCase is looking […]

Back to School Deal: Buy a Windows PC, Get an Xbox 360

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Students can score a free Xbox 360 with the purchase of a Windows computer thanks to a new promotion from Microsoft. Resurrecting last year’s popular buy a Window PC, get an Xbox 360 promotion, Microsoft partnered with six U.S. retailers to offer a free 4GB Xbox 360 to students that buy a Windows PC priced over $699. […]

Microsoft Patents Tablet That Converts Into Laptop, Desktop

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In a bid to compete against consumer tablets that offer all-day mobility thanks to low-power consumption while at the same time delivering the full performance of Windows, Microsoft is looking to patent a hybrid system where the tablet, which will also serve as a display, can be used on its own with low-powered system requirements […]

LightPad Accessory Piggybacks on Lapdock Concept, But With 60-Inch Display

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Similar to Motorola’s Lapdock accessory that converts any of the company’s Webtop-enabled Android smartphone into a lightweight protable netbook with an 11-inch screen, the LightPad concept gives users the transforming experience and even greater flexibility. Plug in a compatible smartphone, and LightPad will offer users a physical keyboard and a rear-projected 11-inch display in netbook […]

AMD Readying MacBook Air, Ultrabook Challenger

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Chipmaker AMD may be readying an ultra-sleek notebook platform to challenge Apple’s MacBook Air and rival Intels’ Ultrabook. The company hinted at its plan in a recent interview with The Australian. AMD wouldn’t use Intel’s Ultrabook moniker, however, and the company would create its own brand, perhaps Ultrathin. In order for AMD to be successful […]

Sprint Launches New Data Plans for Tablets, Mobile Hotspots, Netbooks

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While Sprint is still pushing on for unlimited data plans on phones and smartphones, the Now Network has unveiled lower pricing and more tiers to bring mobile broadband data within the reach of consumers who are eyeing tablets, netbooks, notebooks, and mobile hotspot routers with embedded 3G/4G chips on the carrier’s network. Sprint claims that […]

Mobile Office Essentials: Tools to Work From Anywhere

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One of the perks of my job is the ability to work from home, or really, from anywhere. One thing I’ve learned in my time with mobile technology is, if you don’t have the right tools, you’re setting yourself up for failure. This is important to remember, because mobile connectivity is still at the point […]