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Week in reviews 8 - 12 September: Apple Watch unveil, Destiny launches, Samsung Galaxy Alpha and more

Week in reviews 8 - 12 September: Apple Watch unveil, Destiny launches, Samsung Galaxy Alpha and more

By 13 September 2014

It's "Apple week"; the week when the Cupertino-based giant announced a trio of products: the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and, of course, the highly anticipated Apple Watch. We handled all the devices at the company's press conference to get the skinny. But... >>

Google Chrome 64-bit browser for Mac to release as update in November

Google Chrome 64-bit browser for Mac to release as update in November

By 12 September 2014

Following the release of a 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows, Google has announced a 64-bit version for Mac. Google in August pushed its Chrome browser for Windows into the 64-bit software era, with the launch of Chrome 37. The update made Google's browser... >>

Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix shows off fingerprint scanner, slimmer design, variety of keyboard docks

Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix shows off fingerprint scanner, slimmer design, variety of keyboard docks

By 12 September 2014

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix name isn't a brand new concept, with the first model unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2013. But fast-forward some 20 months to the Intel Developers Forum 2014 and the second generation model has shown face. And it... >>

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x2: 2-in-1 pushes screen gloss to excess

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x2: 2-in-1 pushes screen gloss to excess

By 12 September 2014

There's a whole lot of choice out there when it comes to laptops and 2-in-1 devices, so the smallest of misjudged design decisions can be costly. Although we rather liked the look of the HP Pavilion x2 - and have been even more impressed by the company's... >>

Hands-on: HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch desktop-replacement 2-in-1s show off Intel Core M slim form factor

Hands-on: HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch desktop-replacement 2-in-1s show off Intel Core M slim form factor

By 12 September 2014

Before now we've seen some tablet-style desktop replacements that, let's face it, have been so big and bulky that they had little appeal. But in the latest HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch models the company has created a viable desktop-replacement home office... >>

Hands-on: Gigabyte Brix Gaming packs discrete graphics into palm-sized pocket PC

Hands-on: Gigabyte Brix Gaming packs discrete graphics into palm-sized pocket PC

By 11 September 2014

We last caught sight of the Gigabyte Brix pocket PC at last year's Intel Developer Forum. For 2014 the company has introduced a new, higher-power model named the Gigabyte Brix Gaming. No prizes for guessing what it's designed for. Yep, gaming - glorious... >>

Windows 9 Threshold design possibly revealed in several screenshot leaks

Windows 9 Threshold design possibly revealed in several screenshot leaks

By 11 September 2014

Many reports have claimed to show off the next version of Windows in recent months, but a new leak might be the biggest one yet. Two German websites, called Computer Base and WinFuture, have published about 20 screenshots that reportedly show off a leaked... >>

Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 12 is the laptop replacement with a tablet twist

Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 12 is the laptop replacement with a tablet twist

By 11 September 2014

The Acer Aspire Switch family continues to grow, with the forthcoming Switch 12 showcasing not only a number of varied position options, but it's one of the first devices to feature Intel Core M technology. That means a fanless design, which in turn opens... >>

The war on passwords: Intel wants biometrics to replace the traditional password

The war on passwords: Intel wants biometrics to replace the traditional password

By 10 September 2014

Passwords are a brilliant and useful aspect of security, but they're also a pain in the ass. Forgetting one, having another phished or hacked, needing to use a different new one when trying to reset an account. Multiple sighs ensue when that replacement... >>

Intel envisions a wireless future: WiGig and wireless charging to 'eliminate all cables by end of 2015'

Intel envisions a wireless future: WiGig and wireless charging to 'eliminate all cables by end of 2015'

By 10 September 2014

Intel outlined its vision for a wire-free future at its Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. But rather than this being a distant concept, the technology is just around the corner and, the company believes, will be in place by the end of 2015.  On... >>