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Toshiba Chromebook review
3.5 stars

Toshiba Chromebook review

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Toshiba is the latest company to enter the Chromebook market with the aptly named Toshiba Chromebook. It's a larger device than most Chromebooks that have gone before it, offering a 13.3-inch screen in the familiar budget laptop format. Only the HP Pavilion... >>

Apple Q2 FY14 earnings call: What to expect and how to listen in

Apple Q2 FY14 earnings call: What to expect and how to listen in

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Apple will host its Q2 FY14 earnings call tonight and while share prices in the Cupertino company have risen in expectation, analysts predict that sales of products won't be as spectacular as in previous years.In particular, sales of the iPad will have... >>

Apple OS X beta opens to everyone, try the latest tweaks in Mavericks early

Apple OS X beta opens to everyone, try the latest tweaks in Mavericks early

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Apple, in a surprise move, has introduced a new OS X Beta Seed Program for Mac users keen to try the latest version of OS X without having to worry about becoming a developer.Up until now, users of Apple's desktop operating system have had to sign up... >>

Hands-on: Barbour and Julia Dodsworth cases for iPad and iPhone review

Hands-on: Barbour and Julia Dodsworth cases for iPad and iPhone review

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Proporta has introduced a new collection of Apple iPad and iPhone cases in collaboration with Barbour and Julia Dodsworth and we got our hands on some.Julia Dodsworth is best known as a canal boat artist and the cases and parts of Barbour's Spring/Summer... >>

WhatsApp Voice over LTE is going to push networks to compete or die trying

WhatsApp Voice over LTE is going to push networks to compete or die trying

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WhatsApp recently announced that it will be introducing voice calling in the next few months. According to network software engineers this means huge changes ahead for networks that will result in the death of 3G calls, the start of HD chatting, better... >>

Finally a tiny laptop charger, the Dart will even juice-up your phone at the same time

Finally a tiny laptop charger, the Dart will even juice-up your phone at the same time

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Laptop chargers haven't changed in many years, remaining bulky and heavy. The Dart charger is here to change that thanks to a group of MIT graduates.Dart is a compact charger that will power a 65 watt laptop and even has a USB port to charge a mobile... >>

Best Galaxy S5 cases: Treat your new Samsung phone

Best Galaxy S5 cases: Treat your new Samsung phone

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Samsung latest flagship - the Galaxy S5 - packs in some great features including a 16-megapixel camera, fingerprint sensor and a 5.2-inch display.With the device set to hit shops on 11 April, we have rounded up some of the best cases available from launch... >>

Farewell to XP, hello to charge of the hack attacks?

Farewell to XP, hello to charge of the hack attacks?

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On the same day Microsoft releases a much-requested update for Windows 8.1, it will also cease support for Windows XP.Today's shut-down might not affect you and may even cause an audible "meh" when mentioned, but is a far bigger deal than many consumers... >>

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP - but gives UK govt extension

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP - but gives UK govt extension

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Microsoft has finally ended support for Windows XP, which means you'll no longer have access to technical support or security patches if your machine is running the 13-year-old operating system.The company cut off Windows XP users and partners in the... >>

Windows 8.1 Update: What's new

Windows 8.1 Update: What's new

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The Windows 8.1 Update was released on 8 April. The first update to Windows 8.1 brings a number of changes and new features to enjoy, but also get used to.Your operating system has changed after that first reboot, but what is new, what do you get, and... >>

Windows 8.1 Update available now, here's how to update your computer

Windows 8.1 Update available now, here's how to update your computer

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The Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update was released 8 April, bringing with it a host of new features for Windows 8.1 users. Better task switching and a more keyboard friendly Start Screen are just two.The update is free and available to anyone running Windows... >>

Dell XPS 13 review (2014)
4.5 stars

Dell XPS 13 review (2014)

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When Dell unleashed the XPS 13 it was one of the few Ultrabook devices that could stand up against the strength of the Apple MacBook Air. Not all of us are Apple users, of course, so the prospect of a slim, light, attractive and powerful Windows portable... >>

Start menu to return with Live Tiles in future Windows 8.1 update

Start menu to return with Live Tiles in future Windows 8.1 update

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At Microsoft's Build 2014 developer conference in San Francisco, the company not only unveiled Windows 8.1 Update 1 but also revealed some details on a future Windows 8.1 upgrade.When Microsoft removed the Start menu in Windows 8, many users across the... >>

EE adds £2 optional roaming charge for unlimited minutes and texts in the EU

EE adds £2 optional roaming charge for unlimited minutes and texts in the EU

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EE has launched a new lower-priced plan for its 4G services to combat incentives coming from other networks and has introduced a new talktime and texts add-on for those roaming across Europe.For an extra £2 a day, you can buy unlimited minutes and texts... >>

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse continue merger talks but appear to be in stalemate

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse continue merger talks but appear to be in stalemate

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Talks are continuing between Dixons Retail, owner of Currys and PC World, and Carphone Warehouse about a possible merger that will create an electronics superpower in the UK. However, no decision has been made at present and time is running out.The Takeover... >>

A learning computer that thinks like a human gets funding from Zuckerberg, Musk and Kutcher

A learning computer that thinks like a human gets funding from Zuckerberg, Musk and Kutcher

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Some of the biggest names in tech, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, are backing a company that aims to make machines that "think and learn like a human."The San Francisco start-up, called Vicarious, and who already had people like Sean Parker,... >>

Apple planning slim 12-inch MacBook Air with buttonless trackpad?

Apple planning slim 12-inch MacBook Air with buttonless trackpad?

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Apple is planning to launch a new, slim 12-inch MacBook Air with several changes to the laptop line, according to a new rumour on the web.The MacBook Air updates are coming soon, the rumour says, with MacBook Pro updates not occurring until September.... >>

Samsung Chromebook 2 given May UK release date

Samsung Chromebook 2 given May UK release date

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Samsung has announced that its Chromebook 2 laptop, announced at the beginning of March, will be coming to the UK in May.The 11.6-inch model will be available at "selected retailers" from 1 May, while the 13.3-incher will go on sale on 12 May.The new... >>

Toshiba laptop range adds 4K resolution and Skull Candy certified sound to Satellite range

Toshiba laptop range adds 4K resolution and Skull Candy certified sound to Satellite range

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It's Toshiba laptop season, with the company announcing a range of models to suit a broad audience. Among those the big ticket device is the Satellite P50: a 15.6-inch laptop with 4K resolution screen.The P50's 3840 x 2160 resolution screen features ChromaTune... >>

Toshiba Satellite P50 pictures and hands-on: 4K display squeezed into 15.6in laptop

Toshiba Satellite P50 pictures and hands-on: 4K display squeezed into 15.6in laptop

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With so many laptops available on the market, it takes something special to stand out. The Toshiba Satellite P50 laptop does just that: by cramming a 4K resolution into a 15.6-inch screen. And it looks awesome.That's a 3840 x 2160 resolution - the very... >>

Three no longer offers unlimited tethering and unlimited data now only on top contracts

Three no longer offers unlimited tethering and unlimited data now only on top contracts

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UK network Three has killed unlimited tethering allowances for new customers, capping the highest tier to 2GB of data used within an existing contract. It will charge for each 1GB extra used.In addition, it now only offers unlimited data on its most pricey... >>

Apple's Jony Ive: 'We're surrounded by anonymous, poorly made objects'

Apple's Jony Ive: 'We're surrounded by anonymous, poorly made objects'

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Apple's senior vice president of design, Sir Jony Ive, has hit out at the design ethics of rivals, claiming that not enough thought has gone into them and are often shoddily built."We're surrounded by anonymous, poorly made objects," he said in a Sunday... >>

Firefox for Windows 8 Metro isn't happening now due to low interest, says Mozilla

Firefox for Windows 8 Metro isn't happening now due to low interest, says Mozilla

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After two years of development, Mozilla has announced it will not release a Metro-fied version of Firefox for Windows 8.The Firefox for Metro team has been building, testing, and refining a Firefox product for Windows 8 since 2012, but it has decided... >>

Yes, you can use an Xbox One controller on a PC: Here's how

Yes, you can use an Xbox One controller on a PC: Here's how

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Microsoft is still to release a driver to allow PC gamers to use an Xbox One controller to play games on their computers. However, that hasn't stopped YouTube user Lucas Assis from coming up with an alternative way to make it work.It uses a generic USB... >>

EE users travelling to France or Spain can stay on 4G, roaming

EE users travelling to France or Spain can stay on 4G, roaming

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EE has announced it's making the world a little bit smaller by offering 4G roaming in France and Spain.EE customers who are heading to the continent will be able to enjoy 4G speeds using bundles starting from £3 for 100MB. EE says this is just the start... >>

Razer updates 14-inch Blade laptop with upgraded graphics, multi-touch display

Razer updates 14-inch Blade laptop with upgraded graphics, multi-touch display

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Razer has updated its Razer Blade line, improving on the specifications of last year's gaming laptops. Most notably, the 14-inch Razer Blade version now features what the company claims to be “the highest resolution 14-inch notebook display on the... >>

Artemis pCell will make your phone 1000 times faster than 4G

Artemis pCell will make your phone 1000 times faster than 4G

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Artemis is a startup that's working on a new networking technology that aims to leave 4G connectivity in its wake - by working 1000 times faster.The Artmeis pCell technology uses new transmitters that will work with current LTE mobile phones to enhance... >>

Microsoft Surface 2, Pro, and Pro 2 tablets to get Power Cover support and fixes via software updates

Microsoft Surface 2, Pro, and Pro 2 tablets to get Power Cover support and fixes via software updates

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As part of its regular round of Patch Tuesday software updates, Microsoft will release firmware patches for Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2 tablets, among other things.Microsoft's page for Surface update history currently details what the firmware... >>

One Laptop Per Child project is dead, in Boston (update)

One Laptop Per Child project is dead, in Boston (update)

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It's a sad day for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project as its Boston office is officially pronounced dead.The OLPC project took off back in 2006 to great excitement with 4 million pre-orders. The plan was to deliver laptops to less economically developed... >>

Microsoft releasing Surface 2 Power Cover with built-in battery on 19 March

Microsoft releasing Surface 2 Power Cover with built-in battery on 19 March

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Microsoft's online store shows it will make the Power Cover available for the Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro, and original Surface Pro on 19 March, after revealing it in September 2013.  The Power Cover, available for $199.99 on the Microsoft Store in the... >>

Functioning Lego keyboard uses a house as home key and just look at caps lock

Functioning Lego keyboard uses a house as home key and just look at caps lock

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Lego makes everything more fun. One boring object in need of a fun injection is the keyboard. So Lego master Jason Allemann has done exactly that with his functioning Lego keyboard.Using a circuit board from a standard keyboard and official Lego pieces,... >>

Mini Asus Chromebox now available for preorder, begins shipping on 14 March

Mini Asus Chromebox now available for preorder, begins shipping on 14 March

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You can now preorder Asus' miniature Chromebox at a select few online retailers.The Asus Chromebox debuted in February. It is just 4.880-inches wide and 1.65-inches tall and runs Google's Chrome OS, making it the world's smallest Chrome computer. Asus... >>

Microsoft planning adapter to beam content to HDTV from Surface 2

Microsoft planning adapter to beam content to HDTV from Surface 2

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Microsoft has filed for a "Surface Wireless Display Adapter" with the FCC, revealing the company may have a new way for Surface 2 owners to beam content to their HDTV.The filing didn't reveal a release date or pricing for the Display Adapter, but did... >>

Samsung Chromebook 2 unveiled with more power and leather wrapping

Samsung Chromebook 2 unveiled with more power and leather wrapping

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Samsung has announced a pair of new Series 2 Chromebooks, both featuring the faux leather made famous on its Galaxy Note 3 phablet.Both ditch the plastic feel of other Chromebooks on the market, hoping to give you something a bit more elegant. Samsung... >>

Samsung Chromebook 2 could be the next to get faux-leather

Samsung Chromebook 2 could be the next to get faux-leather

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Samsung will extend its faux-leather treatment past the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab series, to its Chromebook 2, if a photo from EvLeaks is to be believed. The tipster posted a photo to his Twitter account Saturday that shows a Chrome symbol mixed with... >>

Lenovo and Ashton Kutcher's special-edition phone line will debut in 2014

Lenovo and Ashton Kutcher's special-edition phone line will debut in 2014

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Lenovo, a China-based device-maker which recently acquired Motorola from Google, has announced it will soon release a "special edition" smartphone line co-developed with A-list actor Ashton Kutcher.According to new website Recode, launched this year by... >>

Koenigsegg Razer Blade 'not-for-sale' laptop to unveil in March, and two lucky winners will each get one

Koenigsegg Razer Blade 'not-for-sale' laptop to unveil in March, and two lucky winners will each get one

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Gaming device maker Razer has partnered with Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg to create a line of Koenigsegg-branded Razer Blade laptops. It's a limited-edition series that will not be for sale. In a release from earlier this week, Christian von... >>

HP Envy Rove 20 review
4.0 stars

HP Envy Rove 20 review

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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... >>

Nexus 7 PW100 Wireless Charging Stand unveiled by Asus

Nexus 7 PW100 Wireless Charging Stand unveiled by Asus

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Asus has just shown off a wireless charging stand and dock for the Nexus 7 tablet.Until now the only official wireless charging dock for the Nexus 7 was that made for the Nexus 5 phone - not an ideal fit. Now the Asus PW100 Wireless Charging Stand has... >>

Apple releases OS X 10.9.2 update, addressing big security flaw and FaceTime

Apple releases OS X 10.9.2 update, addressing big security flaw and FaceTime

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Apple released OS X 10.9.2 on Tuesday, fixing a large security hole unearthed by developers this month, along with improvements to other system features. The update, rolling out to Mavericks machines now, fixes a serious SSL bug that allowed hackers... >>

Oaxis InkCase pictures and hands-on

Oaxis InkCase pictures and hands-on

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Oaxis has developed a set of E Ink cases, called InkCase, that let anyone turn their phone into a dual-screened handset, like the YotaPhone. We took a closer look while at MWC.The super low-powered E Ink screen has been developed with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity... >>

The graph that shows why Lenovo is buying Motorola

The graph that shows why Lenovo is buying Motorola

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Lenovo has just shared a graph with Pocket-lint that shows why the company was so keen to buy Motorola from Google this year.The reason? It's PC sales have stagnated while its smartphone and tablet business is skyrocketing.The graph shows that its tablet... >>

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x360 review

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x360 review

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With the Post-PC era supposedly upon us in full force, traditional PC makers are flummoxed as to what to create. The latest example is HP with the HP Pavilion X360, a laptop, come tablet, come ruggedised work machine.We caught up with the new device at... >>

Huawei E5786 is world's fastest MiFi, offering 300Mbps 4G LTE

Huawei E5786 is world's fastest MiFi, offering 300Mbps 4G LTE

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Huawei has announced what it's claiming as the world's fastest MiFi, or mobile Wi-Fi, in the Huawei E5786, at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.The new MiFi device will offer Cat 6 LTE, with download speeds up to 300Mbps and upload speeds of 100Mbps,... >>