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New LG Gram laptops coming to CES 2018, will have “longer battery life”

New LG Gram laptops coming to CES 2018, will have “longer battery life”

By Rik Henderson

As is tradition, LG has started to announce its CES 2018 launch products early - almost a month early in this case. CES is the world's largest consumer electronics trade show and takes place in Las Vegas in January each year. The next one starts on Tuesday... Read more

Apple’s iMac Pro will be available from 14 December, starting at $4,999

Apple’s iMac Pro will be available from 14 December, starting at $4,999

By Elyse Betters

You can buy Apple's new iMac Pro from 14 December.The company has announced its latest workstation will be available this week, with pricing starting at $4,999 in the US. It's a top-of-the-line machine with a 27-inch Retina 4K display. The powerful, all-in-one... Read more

HP Envy x2 is an always-connected Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 2-in-1

HP Envy x2 is an always-connected Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 2-in-1

By Chris Hall

Joining the always-connected Windows 10 PC party, Kevin Frost from HP took to the stage at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit to announce the HP Envy x2, a Snapdragon twist on its detachable 2-in-1 PC.Frost claimed that HP choose a detachable format because... Read more

Asus NovaGo makes Qualcomm's Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PC a reality

Asus NovaGo makes Qualcomm's Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PC a reality

By Chris Hall

Asus CEO Jerry Shen took to the stage at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, to announce the first Snapdragon-powered "always-connected" Windows PC, the Asus NovaGo.Qualcomm and partners have been talking about the always-connected PC for the past... Read more

MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug allows admin access without a password: Who is affected and how to fix it

MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug allows admin access without a password: Who is affected and how to fix it

By Elyse Betters

A massive security hole affecting Mac computers running the latest version of MacOS High Sierra has been discovered.This is a critical bug that allows anyone on a Mac to log in and change the admin settings - using just the username "root" with no password,... Read more

Bargain Black Friday hard drives to expand your Xbox One or PS4 up to 4TB

Bargain Black Friday hard drives to expand your Xbox One or PS4 up to 4TB

By Rik Henderson

Did you know that a USB 3.0 hard drive can be used to expand the storage on Xbox One and PS4 consoles? You just plug one into a spare USB port on an Xbox One S, Xbox One X, PS4 or PS4 Pro and away you go - more than doubling the storage in most cases.... Read more

Logitech C920 1080p webcam slashed to £29 for Black Friday, save £61

Logitech C920 1080p webcam slashed to £29 for Black Friday, save £61

By Chris Hall

Webcams are boring to most of us. You just need it to work and work reliably, which is where the Logitech C920 comes in. In fact, this very webcam is sitting atop this computer while we're writing this - so take that as a vote of confidence.Normally priced... Read more

Microsoft introduces Surface Pro with LTE connectivity, launches 1 December for business customers

Microsoft introduces Surface Pro with LTE connectivity, launches 1 December for business customers

By Max Langridge

Microsoft has announced a revised version of the Surface Pro 2-in-1 convertible it launched earlier in the year, with the latest model adopting LTE connectivity so you can ensure you can carry on working wherever you are. Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)... Read more

Did Tim Cook just reveal in an email that a new Mac Mini is coming?

Did Tim Cook just reveal in an email that a new Mac Mini is coming?

By Elyse Betters

It's been a few years since Apple updated the Mac Mini.As a result, most people think it is dead. But is it? According to MacRumors, which posted an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to a Mac Mini user, the device will still be an important part of Apple's... Read more

Microsoft announces Surface Book 2, is two times more powerful than MacBook Pro

Microsoft announces Surface Book 2, is two times more powerful than MacBook Pro

By Max Langridge

Microsoft has introduced the brand new Surface Book 2, two years after the Surface Book made its debut. Microsoft says the Surface Book 2 has been designed and developed "for the creators of the future" and is powerful enough to "fuel the next wave of... Read more

Google introduces Pixelbook to "reimagine the laptop experience"

Google introduces Pixelbook to "reimagine the laptop experience"

By Max Langridge

Google has unveiled a brand new laptop in the form of the Pixelbook. Gone is the Chrome branding and in comes the Pixel name, to let you know that this laptop is an extension of the Pixel phone. Watch the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launch right here... Read more

HP's new Spectre 13 comes with a fancy paint job and 4K touchscreen

HP's new Spectre 13 comes with a fancy paint job and 4K touchscreen

By Elyse Betters

HP's Spectre 13 is a laptop with a truly striking design and high-quality build, and now, HP is updating it.The company has unveiled a second generation of the computer. Called the new Spectre 13, it's still 10.4mm thin, but it's also much narrower and... Read more

New Pixelbook specs have leaked out ahead of Google's 4 October event

New Pixelbook specs have leaked out ahead of Google's 4 October event

By Elyse Betters

We're pretty sure Google is going to announce a laptop tomorrow.Google is expected to launch two new Pixel phones at its 4 October event, but according to leaks, the company might also unveil a high-end Chromebook, dubbed Pixelbook. If you had your doubts... Read more

Office 2019 is the next version of Microsoft Office, coming next year

Office 2019 is the next version of Microsoft Office, coming next year

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is readying a major update to Office.While at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft announced the next release of its Office productivity suite. Called Office 2019, it'll arrive in the second half of 2018 and consist of all... Read more

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

By Stuart Miles

With the launch of Apple's new Mac operating System, MacOS High Sierra, Apple has introduced a new file system called APFS.Standing for Apple File System, the new file format offers a much quicker experience that is designed for future growth and brings... Read more

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac

By Elyse Betters

High Sierra is finally official.The latest major update to Apple’s desktop operating system, MacOS High Sierra, is now available as a free upgrade for existing Mac users. It's an over-the-air update you can access from the Mac App Store. You can also... Read more

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

By Elyse Betters

We'll admit it: MacOS High Sierra is kind of boring compared to previous updates to the Mac operating system.Sure, it has a new file system underneath, and it will eventually include support for virtual reality experiences. But in terms of obvious visual... Read more

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?

By Elyse Betters

Apple's latest version of MacOS comes out on 25 September. But can your Mac run it?While at its mostly annual developers conference in San Jose, Apple showed off MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system announced last year.... Read more

Lenovo resurrects iconic ThinkPad design for 25th Anniversary

Lenovo resurrects iconic ThinkPad design for 25th Anniversary

By Max Langridge

Lenovo is gearing up to launch a 25th Anniversary edition of the classic IBM ThinkPad laptop, according to a leak from Winfuture.de. Lenovo bought the ThinkPad name off IBM in 2005 and has already released several laptops using the brand. Lenovo ThinkPad... Read more

Microsoft might unveil a new Surface device in London next month

Microsoft might unveil a new Surface device in London next month

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft will supposedly have a new Surface device to show us at the end of October, according to a report.The company is planning to hold its annual Future Decoded event from 31 October to 1 November in London. Devices Chief Panos Panay is scheduled... Read more

Logitech reinvents the trackball mouse with its wireless MX Ergo

Logitech reinvents the trackball mouse with its wireless MX Ergo

By Rik Henderson

The trackball mouse has never really gone away, but the concept has become a niche product in the last few years. Logitech hopes to reverse the trend with its wireless trackball, the MX Ergo.It's the company's first major, redesigned trackball in almost... Read more

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced that its next major Windows 10 update at IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the calendar - will arrive from 17 October 2017.Remember, Microsoft already revealed it will update Windows 10 and 10 S twice a year - in the... Read more

Lenovo rolls out Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520 laptops, and more at IFA

Lenovo rolls out Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520 laptops, and more at IFA

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo has new versatile laptops to show you.The first is the new Lenovo Yoga 920, announced IFA 2017 in Berlin. It has far-field microphones so users can talk to Windows 10's Cortana. It also works with an optional Lenovo Active Pen 2, which the previous... Read more

Coming to a galaxy near you: Star Wars Galactic Empire & Rebel Alliance Lenovo Yoga 920 laptops

Coming to a galaxy near you: Star Wars Galactic Empire & Rebel Alliance Lenovo Yoga 920 laptops

By Mike Lowe

To celebrate the launch of the eighth Star Wars movie we're going to see a lot of official merch popping up. But perhaps nothing as quirky as the Star Wars Special Edition Lenovo Yoga 920 Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance laptops.Yup, The Force has... Read more

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

By Elyse Betters

Asus has updated a few laptops that it introduced at Computex in May.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the company announced its range of ZenBook Flip-branded laptops will now come with Intel's new 8th-generation Core chips. We don't yet know exact UK pricing... Read more

Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges

Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges

By Max Langridge

Acer has introduced new models to its Swift, Spin and Switch convertible and detachable Windows 10 devices at IFA 2017.Starting with the Switch 7 Black Edition, which takes the title of being the world's first fanless 2-in-1 notebook with discrete graphics.... Read more

Acer bets big on Chromebooks with the Chromebook 15

Acer bets big on Chromebooks with the Chromebook 15

By Max Langridge

Acer has used the IFA show in Berlin, Germany to announce the latest version of the Chromebook 15, the only Chromebook in the world with a large, 15.6-inch display. This new version comes with a refreshed aluminium design and a longer battery life, at... Read more

HP Omen X is a high-end gaming laptop you can easily upgrade

HP Omen X is a high-end gaming laptop you can easily upgrade

By Elyse Betters

Every now and then, HP does something for gamers.For instance, earlier this year, it introduced a new line of Omen gaming laptops and products. And now, while at Gamescom 2017, the company has updated the line, with the debut of the Omen X laptop, a high-end... Read more

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

By Max Langridge

Word on the grapevine says that Google will have more than just two new Pixel phones to unveil at its hardware event, expected to take place in October. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know Android Police has... Read more

Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream

Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream

By Rik Henderson

Intel is ready to announce its latest series of laptop PC chipsets today, Monday 21 August, at 8am PDT (11am EDT, 4pm BST). And you can watch the unveiling online.The first chips in the 8th Gen processor family will be revealed via a livestream held by Gregory... Read more

Best bags for tech: Carry your laptops and tablets in style

Best bags for tech: Carry your laptops and tablets in style

By Cam Bunton

It feels like the summer holidays have just begun, but we're now comfortably into the final few weeks, which means it's time to shop for a new bag for your everyday carry. Even if you're not in school or university, chances are, you'll need a bag for... Read more

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals the Surface Book was returned a lot

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals the Surface Book was returned a lot

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft still has some explaining to do.Last week, Consumer Reports announced it removed its recommendation badge for Microsoft's Surface line, which led to Microsoft issuing a response that essentially dismissed Consumer Reports' decision. But now,... Read more

You might want to read this before you buy a Microsoft Surface device

You might want to read this before you buy a Microsoft Surface device

By Elyse Betters

Uh-oh. Microsoft has some explaining to do.Consumer Reports, which is known for its trustworthy product testing and thorough write-ups, has removed its “recommended” badge from Microsoft’s entire lineup of Surface laptops, which includes devices... Read more

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has launched an upgrade program for Surface devices.Called Surface Plus, the program is now live for customers in the US. The idea is that, as a member of this program, you can spread the cost of a new Surface device over two years. It's a lot... Read more

Apple MacBook battery life tips: Make your laptop last longer

Apple MacBook battery life tips: Make your laptop last longer

By Stuart Miles

We are always keen to get more from our laptop battery, allowing us to work that little bit longer on the road without needing to find a power socket.Aside from the simple and well-known tip of turning your screen brightness down to save power, there... Read more

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

By Elyse Betters

Dell's new device is "the world's first" wirelessly charging laptop.Called the Dell Latitude 7285, it's a detachable 2-in-1 hybrid with a 12-inch display. It actually debuted at CES 2017 earlier this year, but now it's finally available to buy. If you're... Read more

How to join the MacOS High Sierra public beta and get it working on your Mac

How to join the MacOS High Sierra public beta and get it working on your Mac

By Elyse Betters

The next version of MacOS is official.While at WWDC 2017, Apple announced and previewed MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system that released last year for Macs. It includes many behind-the-scene upgrades that will make... Read more

Will 'Eve' be the next high-end Chromebook made by Google?

Will 'Eve' be the next high-end Chromebook made by Google?

By Elyse Betters

Google might be working on new Chromebook features, and maybe even a new Chromebook to go with those features.First, the new features could be a fingerprint reader and a key specifically for bringing up Google Assistant. As for the new Chromebook, which... Read more

Asus' new VivoBook S has MacBook-like looks - but at a better price

Asus' new VivoBook S has MacBook-like looks - but at a better price

By Elyse Betters

Asus introduced a VivoBook S laptop line at Computex earlier this year, and now it’s launched a new addition to that line.Called the S510, it features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1280) display, seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM,... Read more

Lenovo showed off a crazy rollable laptop concept with a flexible screen

Lenovo showed off a crazy rollable laptop concept with a flexible screen

By Elyse Betters

We've all heard that flexible smartphones are the future. But what about laptops?At an event in New York on 20 June, Lenovo presented what it believes will be the future of personalised computing: a rollable laptop with a flexible display. Called Lenovo... Read more

Microsoft Modern Keyboard is a sleek slab of aluminium with a built-in fingerprint sensor

Microsoft Modern Keyboard is a sleek slab of aluminium with a built-in fingerprint sensor

By Max Langridge

Continuing with its run of sleekly designed products and devices, Microsoft has, rather quietly, introduced an aluminium clad keyboard for use with Windows 10 PCs, macOS computers and the latest Android systems. Microsoft Surface Laptop: Much more than... Read more

Razer Blade Stealth gets a bigger display and awesome new gunmetal colour

Razer Blade Stealth gets a bigger display and awesome new gunmetal colour

By Cam Bunton

Razer has unleashed a new version of its popular Blade Stealth laptop. The latest version has a bigger 13.3-inch touch screen and comes in a new gunmetal grey colour. While it doesn't come with the 4K resolution screen, the Quad HD+ 3200 x 1800 screen... Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has a new Surface device, the Surface Laptop, which comes running Windows 10 S out of the box.The thing about Windows 10 S is that it is designed to run Windows Store apps only. If you've bought the Surface Laptop, you may want to consider upgrading... Read more

MacOS High Sierra: What's in the new software for your Mac?

MacOS High Sierra: What's in the new software for your Mac?

By Elyse Betters

The next version of MacOS is official.While at its mostly-annual developers conference, Apple announced and previewed MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system, which released last year for Macs. Although the update won't... Read more

Apple reveals the iMac Pro, its most powerful Mac ever

Apple reveals the iMac Pro, its most powerful Mac ever

By Chris Hall

Apple has used its WWDC 2017 keynote to unveil the iMac Pro. Not content with updating the regular line of iMac all-in-one computers, it's also super-charging the iMac for professionals until a redesigned Mac Pro comes along in 2018.Sitting in the same... Read more

Apple iMac gets serious spec boost for 2017

Apple iMac gets serious spec boost for 2017

By Max Langridge

Generally, spec boosts are nothing to shout home about, but in the case of the Apple iMac, they've just received an almighty boost indeed. Apple announces major MacOS Sierra update called...High Sierra Being a heavily display-focussed desktop computer,... Read more

Google Chrome to get own built-in ad blocker

Google Chrome to get own built-in ad blocker

By Rik Henderson

Google is working on its own ad blocker, that it will build into future versions of its Chrome browser.At present, the AdBlock Chrome plug-in is one of the most popular downloads for the browser by far, but it has a cavalier approach to blocking advertising,... Read more

Best of Computex 2017: The top 5 tech products on show

Best of Computex 2017: The top 5 tech products on show

By Elyse Betters

Pocket-lint has been scouring the show floor at Computex 2017 in order to find the very best products.The Taipai-based show started on 30 May, and ever since then, we've been gleaning through the press conferences and more to determine what's noteworthy.... Read more