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Latest Chrome OS update adds folders to Launcher, improves controls and OK Google

The latest update for the Chrome OS contains several enhancements, including one that was based on user feedback. Users can sort and group apps, minimize and now get search results via voice without first going to a search window.

Computers May 23, 2014

Microsoft, Ubisoft develop free-to-play Assassin's Creed: Pirates for browsers

Assassin's Creed: Pirates for browsers is a stripped down version of the mobile spin-off title of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Computers May 20, 2014

Google wants Chromebooks to kill PCs by bringing offline features

Google has put the PC world on watch with new Chromebook updates. Now, users can use many applications while not connected online.

Computers May 9, 2014

Intel announces plans to be inside new generation of Google Chromebooks

Intel and Lenovo are taking the Chromebook market by storm, a move that would benefit Google greatly, and might just punish Microsoft even more.

Computers May 7, 2014

Lenovo debuts Chromebooks for the shopper, student consumer

PC maker delivers on promise to push out cheaper laptops for the education market. They should hit stores just as back-to-school shopping begins.

Computers May 6, 2014

Lenovo unveils a ballerina: N20p Chromebook with 300-degree hinge

Joining the bandwagon of Chromebooks is Lenovo with its own lineup, the N20 and N20p models. The latter has a multi-mode design that allows the keyboard to flex back 300 degrees.

Computers May 7, 2014

Now we have computers that can solve word problems. Need help with math or physics homework?

Researchers from MIT have come up with a new type of computer system that can automatically find the solutions to word problems. The new system may have applications in the fields of math, education and physics.

Computers May 7, 2014

New MacBook Air lineup has slower SSD, new chip provides negligible boost

Two tests were conducted to measure if the updates on the 2014 MacBook Air lineup of Apple brought noticeable modifications in its CPU and storage system. Here's what the separate tests found.

Computers May 6, 2014

Microsoft's keyboard prototype recognizes hand gestures

Hand gestures will soon be interpreted by keyboards. Microsoft has unveiled in a conference a prototype of this next generation keyboard. See what this keyboard can do.

Computers May 1, 2014

New MacBook Air gets cheaper and faster: Buh-bye laptops?

Apple launches new MacBook Air. But most analysts see little more than speed upgrades in the new models.

Computers April 30, 2014

MacBook Air update features faster processor and $100 price cut

Apple has unveiled updated line of MacBook Air. Is everyone happy with the new processor inside and with the revised price tag?

Computers April 29, 2014

Apple to hit refresh on MacBook Air lineup tomorrow - Will the display be retina?

Apple will reportedly give its MacBook Air lineup a slight boost in processing power tomorrow, April 29. This mid-cycle refresh will probably be modest, but a bigger update to the lineup is expected at a later date. Retina display, anyone?

Computers April 28, 2014

New reliable qubit array brings us one step closer to quantum computing

Quantum computing could change the world. That day is one step closer, thanks to new technology.

Computers April 26, 2014

Apple announces OS X Beta Seed Program, users can try Mavericks 10.9.3 with confidentiality agreement

For the first time ever, Apple is enlisting its customers to test out its latest OS in beta for free, provided testers agree to Apple’s stringent secrecy clause.

Computers April 24, 2014

Lenovo flexes its muscles with new dual-purpose laptops with a $429 starting price

It may seem a bit early to start thinking of the back to school selling season, but Lenovo is getting prepared. It announced two new laptops in its Flex 2 family that will become available in June.

Computers April 16, 2014

Toshiba goes Technicolor with $1,499 4K Satellite P55t laptop

Toshiba will attempt to lure film buffs and professional photographers and videographers with its latest high-end laptop. It's the company's first to feature a 4K display and be Technicolor Color Certified.

Computers April 15, 2014

Baseball's high-tech replay system getting cheers and jeers

While the full impact of MLB's new instant replay system will not be known for months, maybe years, many players and managers have voiced their opinions. The sophisticated gear used to make the reviews cannot be blamed, though.

Computers April 13, 2014

Sony issues warning: Vaio Fit 11A laptop may catch fire due to battery problem

Sony warned owners of its Vaio Fit 11A laptop to immediately stop using it and unplug it because the battery is prone to overheating, posing risks to owners. What happens now?

Computers April 13, 2014

Google pushing Chromebooks to businesses following the death of Windows XP

Business switching from Windows XP to Chrome OS? That's what Google is hoping for with latest promotion.

Computers April 10, 2014

Stuart Parkin awarded Millennium Technology Prize, research enables video, music streaming

Data storage researcher Stuart Parkin was awarded the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize for his work increasing the amount of data that can be stored on a hard drive. This has enabled a one-thousand fold increase in the amount of data that can be held enabling a wide variety of tasks that we take for granted today.

Computers April 9, 2014

5 things XP users can do as they mull upgrading to Windows 7 or 8.1. or, yikes, even switching to the Apple platform

XP users have a small window of time to either upgrade Windows 7 or 8.1. or ditch Windows all together. Here are a few tips to keep XP machines at least somewhat secure as you make the decision.

Computers April 7, 2014

Western Digital services back online, company called out on Twitter, Facebook on poor response

Western Digital execs got an earful from customers who took to social medial to express their anger over the fact three of the company's big online services were offline for a week. While the company has restored most of the services it is now working to do the same for its image.

Computers April 7, 2014

The curtains are closing Tuesday on XP support: Are you ready for the Windows OS doomsday?

XP users have three days before XP security and patch support goes bye bye. First step is to make sure you've got Security Essentials working if you're not making an upgrade move by end of day Tuesday.

Computers April 5, 2014

Intel shows Braswell processors, looks to expand Chromebook, tablet presence

Intel today showed several new processors and discussed increasing its presence in the Chromebook market at the Intel Developers Conference being held in China. Intel hopes to be included in five times as many Chromebooks this year and also in sub-$100 tablets.

Computers April 3, 2014

Intel announces next-generation Braswell for affordable Android and Chrome devices

Intel is innovating and collaborating with industry players to survive in the business and it has got new product developments to watch out for.

Computers April 3, 2014

Dell unveils ruggedized Latitude laptops, built for the battlefield and school yard

Dell has rolled out a couple of Latitude laptops that can not only survive in a war zone, but not break down while being handled by what some might call an even tougher user - school children. To prove how tough these laptops are Dell showed them off operating in an arctic environment during a press conference held in New York.

Computers April 2, 2014

An ABI Research report reveals Google laptop is making market headway.

Research report on Chromebook shipments describes Google device as a "disruptive" force in the portable computing space.

Computers April 2, 2014

Lenovo recalls thousands of ThinkPads, overheating battery could cause a fire

Lenovo has set up a recall for thousands of ThinkPad laptops over concerns that the battery pack could overheat and cause a fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall impacts more than 37,000 computers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

Computers March 28, 2014

Lower prices expected as billions of tablets, smartphones and PCs ship in 2014

About 2.5 billion connected devices will ship into the world this year and if forecasts are correct this meteoric increase will continue for years to come. The most popular connected device is still the smartphone, but tablets are still seeing a much higher growth rate.

Computers March 27, 2014

C:\ Microsoft releases MS-DOS source code

Anyone who remembers having to type in commands to get their computer to function and black screens filled with green letters will be thrilled to know that Microsoft today released the original source code for three of its earlier operating systems, including MS-DOS 1.1.

Computers March 25, 2014

Google Now arrives on Chrome for Mac and Windows users

Google has rolled out Google Now for those using a desktop or laptop. Find out what's in store for its users.

Computers March 25, 2014

Apple to refresh Macbook, 12-inch version with redesigned trackpad and without fan in the works: Rumors

There’s a new Macbook going around the rumor mill as of late. The new Macbook may feature a fanless design with a redesigned trackpad.

Computers March 25, 2014

Apple to release fan-less 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display and new ultra-thin design

Apple will reportedly update the MacBook Air with new features like a 12-inch Retina display and a redesigned case.

Computers March 24, 2014

Windows XP death knell ringing: A good time to accept Microsoft's $100 trade-in offer?

Windows XP is on its way out. Are you ready to upgrade or will you risk plunging into possible security risks? The choice is yours.

Computers March 25, 2014

Windows XP doomsday approaching: Do we really need to worry?

Microsoft will finally pull the plug on Windows XP support. Support for the 12-year-old operating system will end this coming April 18.

Computers March 20, 2014

It’s Apple Rumor Picking Time: iOS 8 has a basket full

The rumor mill is working overtime on Apple’s next gen iOS 8 announcement scheduled for early June. The feeding frenzy will surely continue throughout the spring.

Computers March 17, 2014

New Razer Blade gaming laptops will give you an adrenalin rush

Razer has screamed that it's game for any challenge as it unveiled the Blade and Blade Pro, two of the most powerful gaming laptops in the market Wednesday.

Computers March 14, 2014

Apple Loyalty Program incentives target the big spenders: education and IT companies

Apple rewards its faithful education and IT customers with increased incentives in its loyalty program. Big spenders will now get better discounts on Apple products like Macs, iPads and iPhones.

Computers March 12, 2014

Apple OS X 10.9.3 update beta doubles the pixels in retina mode for 4K displays

If you have a 4K display and you're running Apple OS X Mavericks, things could get a whole lot sharper for you soon. The first OS X 10.9.3 beta shows improved support for 4K displays and doubles the pixels in retina mode.

Computers March 7, 2014

Dell Latitude 13 laptops are childproof and ready for school

Dell's milspec testing of its new Latitude 13 Educational Series laptops may have gone above and beyond what the computers will have to endure in a classroom, but the company said these battlefield-ready devices are able to stand up to whatever a milk spilling, sticky-fingered kid can dish out.

Computers March 6, 2014

Crushing sales of smartphones and tablets still killing PC business

Desktops and laptops are still failing to gain any ground in their battle for consumer dollars with mobile devices, said IDC. PC shipments recorded their worst ever drop in 2013 and the outlook is grim.

Computers March 4, 2014

New Samsung ARM-powered Chromebook 2 with faux leather back looks a lot like Galaxy Note 3

Samsung is in love with leather and close on the heels of images that leaked over the weekend, the company made it official: the Chromebook 2 is real and like the Galaxy Note 3, it boasts a faux leather cover on the back.

Computers March 4, 2014

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