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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... >>

Skype makes group video calls free for Windows 8.1 tablets

Skype makes group video calls free for Windows 8.1 tablets

By 15 July 2014

Following an initial roll-out in April, Microsoft-owned Skype has announced that owners of Windows tablets and Windows 2-in-1 devices can now enjoy free group video calls. There's no shortage of video-calling services these days, and that means companies... >>

Project Spark to leave beta and become free-to-play in October

Project Spark to leave beta and become free-to-play in October

By 9 July 2014

Project Spark, the game creation tool and system, will be released in the UK on 10 October, 7 October in the US. Currently available to Windows 8.1 and Xbox One owners as an open beta which will end, the full retail version will be a free download for... >>

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 debuts at Computex

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 debuts at Computex

By 2 June 2014

Dell has announced an addition to its Inspiron 7000 Series range that embraces the tablet age with a 2-in-1 design. The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 is a Windows 8.1 laptop come tablet device with a 13.3-inch touchscreen display that can rotate... >>

Surface Pro 3 day one update will fix battery charging glitch

Surface Pro 3 day one update will fix battery charging glitch

By 29 May 2014

Microsoft will ship its Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 tablet at the end of August and those worried that it will suffer from battery charge failures, as mentioned by several people online who have already been able to play with one, need not fret. The software... >>

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 and Click 2 Pro Windows 8.1 2-in-1s announced

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 and Click 2 Pro Windows 8.1 2-in-1s announced

By 27 May 2014

Toshiba has announced its first consumer detachable Ultrabook and a 2-in-1 laptop from the same family. The Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W has a 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen display, Intel Dual Core i5 processor, Intel HD graphics 4400... >>

Microsoft unveils 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet from £639, arriving in August

Microsoft unveils 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet from £639, arriving in August

By 21 May 2014

Microsoft has announced the Surface Pro 3 during its Surface event in New York. It has an extended 12-inch 2160 x 1440 screen and the company is pitching it as a laptop replacement device. The tablet side is just 9.1mm thin, weighs 800g and contains... >>

A week in reviews: 12 - 16 May

A week in reviews: 12 - 16 May

By 17 May 2014

This week smartphones are the big news. In addition to our full review of the affordable and often brilliant Huawei Ascend P7, we've seen the new budget Motorola Moto E and small-scale HTC One mini 2 announced too. We've also been driving in sunny Portugal... >>

Toshiba Encore review
3.5 out of 5

Toshiba Encore review

By 15 May 2014

The 8-inch tablet market is full of a raft of devices to choose from, many of which double-up as laptop alternatives with keyboard dock and stylus inputs. Not so the Toshiba Encore, a full Windows 8.1 device that is just that; no additional bells and... >>

A week in reviews: 28 April - 2 May

A week in reviews: 28 April - 2 May

By 3 May 2014

It's the week when Sony's flagship Xperia Z2 smartphone finally lands in UK stores. Is this waterproof "glass sandwich" design the Android phone to go for? Perhaps our HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison will help you make... >>