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Google Chromebox for meetings bundle takes on video conferencing in US for $999, expect UK version soon

Google Chromebox for meetings bundle takes on video conferencing in US for $999, expect UK version soon

By 6 February 2014

Google's just made the Chrome platform more diverse by introducing a Chromebox bundle for video conferencing. Called Chromebox for meetings, Gooogle's bundle is a conferencing system comprised an Asus Chromebox with an Intel Core i7 chip. It also has... >>

Sony selling off Vaio brand and PC business after plummeting sales

Sony selling off Vaio brand and PC business after plummeting sales

By 6 February 2014

As tablet and phone sales soar across the industry Sony has been failing to shift PCs under the Vaio brand. Now Sony has announced it's going to sell Vaio and its PC business as a whole to Japan Industrial Partners by the end of March. Sony also says... >>

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 to release after Build on 8 April, says latest rumour

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 to release after Build on 8 April, says latest rumour

By 5 February 2014

Contrary to previous reports, it appears Windows 8.1 will receive an update a short while after Microsoft's Build developer conference in April. Microsoft is allegedly developing a Windows 8.1 update called Update 1, and it was initially thought to arrive... >>

Toshiba's first Chromebook with Haswell and 13-inch display lands in the UK and US

Toshiba's first Chromebook with Haswell and 13-inch display lands in the UK and US

By 5 February 2014

You can now buy a Toshiba Chromebook in the UK and US. Toshiba originally revealed in January at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that its new Chromebook would launch on 16 February. Now the company has apparently moved that release date... >>

Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1 review
4 out of 5

Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1 review

By 5 February 2014

There's such a huge variety of tablets in the market right now that it can be hard to know where to look. Fire, Arc, Note, Nexus, to name but a few, are names to try and entice you in. And now Toshiba's take on the 10.1-inch tablet, the Excite Pro, goes... >>

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

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... >>

Satya Nadella appointed Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates becomes technology adviser

Satya Nadella appointed Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates becomes technology adviser

By 4 February 2014

As expected, Satya Nadella has officially become the new chief executive officer of Microsoft. After months of speculation, since Steve Ballmer announced that he was standing down, the former executive vice-president of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise... >>

Apple shuns Super Bowl to screen 1.24.14 ad online, shot entirely on iPhone 5S in one day

Apple shuns Super Bowl to screen 1.24.14 ad online, shot entirely on iPhone 5S in one day

By 3 February 2014

Instead of jostling with the rest of the super funny, but too-many-to-get-noticed adverts during the Super Bowl last night, Apple has posted its latest advert online. The 87-second short film was directed by Jake Scott, son of Ridley, who himself directed... >>

Windows 8.1 spring update leaks online, new title bar unveiled and more

Windows 8.1 spring update leaks online, new title bar unveiled and more

By 3 February 2014

An early build of Microsoft's first major update to Windows 8.1 has leaked online and is currently available to download from file sharing services. It includes a number of key improvements. A new tile bar appears on apps, which is more mouse-friendly,... >>

A week in reviews: 27 - 31 January

A week in reviews: 27 - 31 January

By 1 February 2014

It's been quite a week for smartphones. We've been blown away by the small and mighty Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, have taken the Motorola Moto X for its Brit-based walkies, and there's even the arrival of SwiftKey for iOS. Well, sort of. More on that last... >>