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Do you have an HP laptop power cord with LS-15 on it? If so, you may be at risk (update)

Do you have an HP laptop power cord with LS-15 on it? If so, you may be at risk (update)

By 21 hours ago

UPDATE: Pocket-lint has been told that the UK may also be affected and that the recall is global. If you have a lead with "LS-15" on it and you bought your laptop between September 2010 and June 2012, you should also check with HP if it needs to be recalled,... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

By 28 August 2014

Microsoft Surface is one of those products lines that's neither quite here nor there. But the Surface Pro 3 looks to change that, by refreshing the range in a new, larger 12-inch model that Microsoft has referred to as a "laptop killer". Cleaner cut marketing... >>

This is Acer's new Chromebox: It's called CXI and launches next month

This is Acer's new Chromebox: It's called CXI and launches next month

By 21 August 2014

Acer has unveiled a new desktop system that starts at $180. Called Chromebox CXI, it is basically a budget computer running Google's Chrome OS operating system. Chromeboxes are the desktop equivalent to Chromebook laptops. In fact, Acer said the Chromebox... >>

LA Clippers' owner Steve Ballmer exits Microsoft's board, six months after CEO retirement

LA Clippers' owner Steve Ballmer exits Microsoft's board, six months after CEO retirement

By 19 August 2014

Steve Ballmer has written a letter to Microsoft's CEO, explaining that his new Los Angeles Clippers purchase will probably keep him so busy in the coming years that he has no choice but to leave the company's Board of Directors. Ballmer's resignation... >>

Lenovo launches affordable laptop with good specs for only £229

Lenovo launches affordable laptop with good specs for only £229

By 19 August 2014

Lenovo has announced its latest affordable laptop, the B50-30 is available now for just £229. The Lenovo B50-30 comes with the Windows 8 operating system with enough power to offer smooth use, despite that impressive price. The screen is an anti-glare... >>

HP Stream 14 is a Windows 8.1 Chromebook rival, with 100GB of OneDrive storage

HP Stream 14 is a Windows 8.1 Chromebook rival, with 100GB of OneDrive storage

By 19 August 2014

Microsoft's first Chromebook competitor is expected to be a Windows PC called HP Stream 14. It'll even come with 100 GB of OneDrive cloud storage for two years. The HP Stream 14 will not only offer cloud storage, just like a Chromebook, it will be lower-priced... >>

A week in reviews: 11 - 15 August

A week in reviews: 11 - 15 August

By 16 August 2014

Ahead of the Surface Pro 3 release date on 28 August here in Blighty, we've got the full ins and outs of the latest laptop-meets-tablet. Is it the "laptop killer" it claims to be or at 12-inches is it too big to tick the successful tablet box? Next up... >>

Microsoft might launch Windows 9 Threshold preview this autumn

Microsoft might launch Windows 9 Threshold preview this autumn

By 15 August 2014

You can expect the next major version of the Windows operating system to debut as a "technology preview" in September or October of this year, it's claimed. According to ZDNet, a technology site with a good track record when it comes to Windows rumours,... >>

What is Type-C USB 3.1? Faster charging, quicker data, smaller mobiles and the death of AC laptop chargers

What is Type-C USB 3.1? Faster charging, quicker data, smaller mobiles and the death of AC laptop chargers

By 13 August 2014

At last the new Type-C USB connector is ready for mass production. It will come with reversible ends, featuring the same small connector on either end. But it means so much more for new smartphones, tablets and even laptops. The new Type-C USB will mean... >>

Microsoft to update Windows 8 every month, with new features and tweaks

Microsoft to update Windows 8 every month, with new features and tweaks

By 9 August 2014

Instead of issuing major Windows 8 updates every few months or years, like the Windows 8.1 Update that debuted in April, Microsoft has announced it will adopt a more frequent update schedule going forward. Microsoft already has a regular monthly update... >>