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  • A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February
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    A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February

    By 1 March 2014

    In a week that has been all about the phones - courtesy of our coverage from MWC 2014 - and so we've taken the opportunity to focus the reviews section on different areas of tech this week. Granted it's hard to ignore the heavyweights, such as the unveiling...

  • HP Envy Rove 20 review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    HP Envy Rove 20 review

    By 27 February 2014

    If you haven't upgraded your PC in the last couple of years, then you're probably still wondering what Microsoft was thinking when it came up with the blocky Start screen in Windows 8. The answer: a computer just like the HP Envy Rove 20. Much like an...

  • Sony could offload its struggling Vaio PC unit soon, 'continues to address various options'
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    Sony could offload its struggling Vaio PC unit soon, 'continues to address various options'

    By 4 February 2014

    Sony may be set to offload its struggling Vaio PC business very soon. A company spokesman told Pocket-lint that "Sony continues to address various options for the PC business", following a Nikkei daily report on Tuesday.  The Japan-based publication...

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook jokes about iRing in interview with ABC
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    Apple CEO Tim Cook jokes about iRing in interview with ABC

    By 25 January 2014

    It's not often Apple executives sit down for an interview, but to celebrate the Mac's thirtieth anniversary on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked candidly with ABC News. It's a rare look inside such a secret company.  Cook, along with Apple executives...

  • Apple looks back 30 years as it celebrates the birth of the Mac (video)
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    Apple looks back 30 years as it celebrates the birth of the Mac (video)

    By 24 January 2014

    Apple never really does history, it never really wants to look back at its past successes, but instead focus on the now and tomorrow, but when you hit 30, the nostalgia inevitably comes out. On 24 January 1984 Steve Jobs walked on stage and announced...

  • Hands-on: LG Chromebase review
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    Hands-on: LG Chromebase review

    By 14 January 2014

    We've seen plenty of Chromebook laptops now from different manufacturers teaming up with Google, but LG has announced the first desktop PC powered by Chrome OS, and Pocket-lint paid a visit to the company's stand at CES to check it out. Called the LG...

  • Hands-on: Samsung Ativ One7 review
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    Hands-on: Samsung Ativ One7 review

    By 9 January 2014

    Samsung has announced a Windows-powered all-in-one, the Ativ One7 at CES in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint visited the stand to find out more. The new Samsung Ativ One7 all-in-one desktop boasts a 24-inch full HD touchscreen display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution,...

  • Digital Storm Bolt II is a Windows PC and Steam OS machine all in one
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    Digital Storm Bolt II is a Windows PC and Steam OS machine all in one

    By 6 January 2014

    Digital Storm has unveiled its Bolt II machine at CES in Las Vegas today. It’s a small-sized hybrid machine that manages to run full Windows and Steam OS so no game is out of reach. According to Digital Storm, the Bolt II has twice the cooling power...

  • Tablet or desktop? Lenovo releases 19.5-inch Android all-in-one
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    Tablet or desktop? Lenovo releases 19.5-inch Android all-in-one

    By 6 January 2014

    Lenovo has announced an all-in-one Android computer, dubbed the N308, during CES 2014. It makes us wonder: should we call this a desktop or just a really big tablet? The 19.5-inch touchscreen machine runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2, with a Nvidia Tegra quad-core...

  • LG will show off streamlined Ultra PC laptop and Tab-Book 2 hybrid tablet next week at CES
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    LG will show off streamlined Ultra PC laptop and Tab-Book 2 hybrid tablet next week at CES

    By 31 December 2013

    The LG stand at CES is going to be busy, but with lots of kit that's already been announced over the last few days. The latest gadgets  announced will be at the show next week in the form of a new Ultra PC and a Tab-Book 2 hybrid. The new LG Ultra PC...

  • Capture those special New Year’s moments #LovefromAsus
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    Capture those special New Year’s moments #LovefromAsus

    By 27 December 2013

    It's party time. New Year's Eve is almost here and what better way to celebrate 2014 than with a party? The Asus Transformer P1801 will help you do just that. Music time There are plenty of music services you can run from the P1801 and whether it's using...

  • Sit back and shop #LovefromASUS
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    Sit back and shop #LovefromASUS

    By 20 December 2013

    Imagine that Christmas is done. You've eaten the turkey, the stuffing, and all the trimmings. But before you get into the spirit of New Year's Eve, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your new, all-singing, all-dancing Asus Transformer AIO P1801.  Browse...

  • Apple Mac Pro available to buy tomorrow, Thursday 19 December
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    Apple Mac Pro available to buy tomorrow, Thursday 19 December

    By 18 December 2013

    Apple, like a big fruit Santa, has announced that its super-powerful Mac Pro desktop computer will be available to buy from tomorrow, Thursday 19 December. The completely redesigned aluminium enclosed Mac Pro now sits in an R2-D2 like pod built around...

  • LG Chromebase unveiled as first Chrome OS AIO desktop with 21.5-inch HD IPS display
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    LG Chromebase unveiled as first Chrome OS AIO desktop with 21.5-inch HD IPS display

    By 18 December 2013

    There's about to be a new all-in-one desktop PC on the market running Google Chrome OS, and it's called the LG Chromebase. LG has just introduced the first Chromebase. It's a desktop computer with a 21.5-inch widescreen Full HD IPS display at 1,920-by-1,080-pixel...

  • All I need for Christmas is the Asus AiO Transformer P1801 #lovefromasus
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    All I need for Christmas is the Asus AiO Transformer P1801 #lovefromasus

    By 12 December 2013

    Every Christmas we can all hold our hands up for being a little guilty of spending over the odds on festive food and drink. Year after year, we promise ourselves that next time we won’t go over the top, yet the mountains of turkey sandwiches feeding...

  • #LovefromAsus: Getting ready for Christmas
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    #LovefromAsus: Getting ready for Christmas

    By 3 December 2013

    You've already started eating the Advent calendar chocolate, but there are still plenty of things to do to get ready for Christmas. Get your menus sorted, plan a play list of music, buy and wrap your presents, the list goes on. That's where the Asus Transformer...

  • Helium doesn't just make balloons and voices go up, now HDD storage goes up too
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    Helium doesn't just make balloons and voices go up, now HDD storage goes up too

    By 4 November 2013

    Just when you thought hard disk drives were at the end of their lives as solid state becomes more affordable, Western Digital subsidiary HGST has given its drives new life, by adding helium. The new Ultrastar He6 drives use helium instead of air to increase...

  • Windows 8.1 review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Windows 8.1 review

    By 17 October 2013

    Windows 8 continues to be a product that attracts a lot of complaining. Some of that complaining is justified - at least to some extent - and some of it isn't. But no matter what we think of Windows 8, if the customers aren't on board, then the operating...

  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October

    By 12 October 2013

    Varied. That's the word to best describe the mixture of tech goodness that we bring you this week. October has landed in style, and the trickle of gaming is starting to burst its banks into a torrent of wonderfulness. The first heavyweight title ahead...

  • Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review
    Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review

    By 7 October 2013

    With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its range. That comes in the lovely form of the iMac, reviewed here in its latest Haswell-based 27-inch...

  • Apollon: the tablet that converts into a desktop PC, in theory
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    Apollon: the tablet that converts into a desktop PC, in theory

    By 3 September 2013

    Imagine a tablet that could be extended into a 15-inch 16:9 display-cum-desktop PC. That is the idea behind the Apollon concept. On the go the Apollon is a tablet companion, around the 8-inch mark. But thanks to a flexible screen, spun around rollers...

  • Apple: "Can't innovate any more, my arse!" Mac Pro launched
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    Apple: "Can't innovate any more, my arse!" Mac Pro launched

    By 10 June 2013

    Phil Schiller, the Apple executive in charge of the company's Mac ranges, introduced the new Mac Pro at the company's developer conference on Monday. After a high-impact video with a heavy bass, Schiller told the 6,000 attendees at the event: "Can't innovate...

  • MiiPC: The Android-powered PC that lets parents monitor what the kids are doing
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    MiiPC: The Android-powered PC that lets parents monitor what the kids are doing

    By 25 March 2013

    A new Kickstarter project that promises to make kids' gaming at home a lot more family friendly has started today. Called MiiPC, the Android-powered computer can be switched off remotely by parents, and allow them to monitor what is going on so kids can't...

  • Dell XPS 18 pictures and hands-on
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    Dell XPS 18 pictures and hands-on

    By 13 March 2013

    If the current supersize trend is anything to go by then we're in for plenty more giant tablet-meet-desktop-PC concepts this year. Dell's thrown its hat in the ring with the announcement of the XPS 18 - an 18.4-inch Windows 8 tablet meets desktop combination...

  • Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review

    By 20 February 2013

    Sitting here looking at our Windows-based desktop and, next to it, the Mac Mini, we're starting to wonder if the full-sized desktop is running toward the end of its lifespan. Sure, gamers want a big powerful machine with loads of cooling and a super-powerful...