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HP's new Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets is both colourful and affordable

HP's new Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets is both colourful and affordable

By Elyse Betters

Hewlett-Packard has announced a colourful lineup of HP Stream laptops and tablets. And not only do they run Windows, but they're also affordable.Set to release just in time for the holiday shopping season, HP's Stream series includes two new laptop computers... Read more

Apple iMac could update with Retina display and faster processors, to launch next month?

Apple iMac could update with Retina display and faster processors, to launch next month?

By Elyse Betters

Apple is supposedly testing a new version of the iMac, and it has a Retina display.According to 9to5Mac, which has a good track record with Apple rumours, both unnamed sources and references in OS X Yosemite betas have indicated Apple is currently developing... Read more

Logitech G910 Orion Spark is mother of gaming keyboards, docks with iPhone and Android for stats

Logitech G910 Orion Spark is mother of gaming keyboards, docks with iPhone and Android for stats

By Rik Henderson

Logitech has announced a gaming keyboard it believes provides the perfect response and customisation for even the pickiest of PC gamers.The Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard utilises proprietary Romer-G mechanical switches, which the company... Read more

Microsoft to hold Windows event on 30 September, could unveil Windows 9 preview?

Microsoft to hold Windows event on 30 September, could unveil Windows 9 preview?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft will show off the next version of Windows at a press event later this month.The Redmond-based company sent invites to the media on 15 September, announcing a Windows event scheduled for 30 September in San Franscico. The invites indicated Microsoft... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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 Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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 Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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 Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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 Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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 Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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 Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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 Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Gigabyte P34G v2 review
4.0 stars

Gigabyte P34G v2 review

By Andrew Williams

Gaming laptops are usually chunky beasts - the sort of thing that will give you shoulder ache and win you odd looks should you dare to take them out of the house. The Gigabyte P34G v2, however, is something quite different.It has serious gaming power,... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 11 hands-on: Hybrid offers multiple positions and uses

Acer Aspire Switch 11 hands-on: Hybrid offers multiple positions and uses

By Britta O'Boyle

Acer announced the Aspire Switch 11 during its press conference at IFA 2014, bringing another multi-positional laptop-meets-tablet device to its portfolio.We got our hands on the new 2-in-1 notebook series at the show to see what the 11.6-inch model... Read more

Hands-on: Asus EeeBook X205 review

Hands-on: Asus EeeBook X205 review

By Mike Lowe

Budget laptops are ruling laptop volume sales at the moment, thanks to Chromebook, and that's been enough to make Asus take note. The company's new EeeBook X205 is a reimagination of the 2007 Eee PC in a refreshed format, some seven years on. If you're... Read more

Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review

Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review

By Mike Lowe

As laptop makers eye up the future of the market, there's been a divide between the high-end and the affordable budget ranges that has seen the middle section squeezed in different ways. Those laptops near but in excess of £1,000 aren't selling like... Read more

Chromebook tips and tricks: Getting the most out of your Chrome OS machine

Chromebook tips and tricks: Getting the most out of your Chrome OS machine

By Elyse Betters

Google announced in early May that it had an entirely new lineup of Intel-powered Chromebooks in the works from Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, HP, and LG. They're all set to launch this year too, meaning there is bound to be a lot more Chrome OS users... Read more

Chrome OS adds handy features: multi-user login, Settings window, and more

Chrome OS adds handy features: multi-user login, Settings window, and more

By Elyse Betters

Google has updated Chrome OS to version 37, adding a tonne of new features that'll make your Chromebook feel and look more like a full-fledged computer.The most notable new feature is support for multi-user login, meaning more than one user can now sign... Read more

WD My Passport Wireless drive makes cloud storage both physical and portable

WD My Passport Wireless drive makes cloud storage both physical and portable

By Elyse Betters

Western Digital has launch a new product for its 10-year-old My Passport line. Called My Passport Wireless, it's a Wi-Fi-enabled storage drive.You can use the My Passport Wireless to share content wirelessly with another device such as a smartphone or... Read more

The Asus Eee PC returns, and no it's not 2007

The Asus Eee PC returns, and no it's not 2007

By Stuart Miles

Back once again like the renegade master. That's right, the Eee PC, the device that kickstarted the netbook craze is back, but this time with a lot more power. Seven years after Asus first introduced the Eee PC, the company has announced that it will... Read more

Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 laptop transforms into five modes

Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 laptop transforms into five modes

By Luke Edwards

Toshiba, in its myriad IFA-timed announcements, has revealed a new laptop called Satellite Radius 11 which is capable of transforming to suit the user's needs.We say transform but really it means it works as a laptop or tablet is various positions. All... Read more

Toshiba Chromebook 2 brings Skullcandy sound and 11 hour battery

Toshiba Chromebook 2 brings Skullcandy sound and 11 hour battery

By Luke Edwards

Toshiba has just announced its latest Chromebook 2 laptop to succeed last year's model. It's coming with plenty of improvements to give Windows laptops and Macs a bit of serious Google powered competition.The Toshiba Chromebook 2 is a 13.3-inch laptop... Read more

Logitech Bluetooth keyboard dock lets you easily switch from tablet, to smartphone to PC

Logitech Bluetooth keyboard dock lets you easily switch from tablet, to smartphone to PC

By Chris Hall

Logitech has announced a new Bluetooth keyboard dock designed to support users of multiple devices.The Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 allows you to connect up to three devices via Bluetooth and lets you switch between them using a dial.The... Read more

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD is the cloud in your pocket

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD is the cloud in your pocket

By Chris Hall

Toshiba has announced the Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD, an external drive that will allow you to wirelessly store your content locally. Bringing the advantage of SSD - it will be nice and quiet, better protected from drops, as well as power efficient... Read more

Acer Aspire S3 review (2014)
4.0 stars

Acer Aspire S3 review (2014)

By Andrew Williams

Slim, light, good-looking laptops are great. If you spend half your life rushing between places with more work to do than is strictly healthy then a decent one is exactly what you'll need. But to fit the MacBook Air-style blueprint in a Windows 8.1 form... Read more

Do you have an HP laptop power cord with LS-15 on it? If so, you may be at risk (update)

Do you have an HP laptop power cord with LS-15 on it? If so, you may be at risk (update)

By Rik Henderson

UPDATE: Pocket-lint has been told that the UK may also be affected and that the recall is global. If you have a lead with "LS-15" on it and you bought your laptop between September 2010 and June 2012, you should also check with HP if it needs to be recalled,... Read more

This is Acer's new Chromebox: It's called CXI and launches next month

This is Acer's new Chromebox: It's called CXI and launches next month

By Elyse Betters

Acer has unveiled a new desktop system that starts at $180. Called Chromebox CXI, it is basically a budget computer running Google's Chrome OS operating system.Chromeboxes are the desktop equivalent to Chromebook laptops. In fact, Acer said the Chromebox... Read more

Lenovo launches affordable laptop with good specs for only £229

Lenovo launches affordable laptop with good specs for only £229

By Luke Edwards

Lenovo has announced its latest affordable laptop, the B50-30 is available now for just £229.The Lenovo B50-30 comes with the Windows 8 operating system with enough power to offer smooth use, despite that impressive price.The screen is an anti-glare... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Apple imagined a powerful Siri for Mac that is voice-prompted, reveals patent

Apple imagined a powerful Siri for Mac that is voice-prompted, reveals patent

By Elyse Betters

Apple has detailed how its virtual assistant Siri could work on Macs.It's long been assumed Siri would one day extend to desktops, beyond the voice dictation functionality currently available in Macs, but Apple has never actually confirmed that as a real... Read more

Asus X102B review
3.5 stars

Asus X102B review

By Stuart Miles

When you start to look at budget laptops, the first thing most people will tell you is to go with a Chromebook. Google's Chrome OS laptops from HP, Acer, and others are affordable, lightweight, and somewhat easy to use - so long as you've got an internet... Read more

Logitech claims G402 Hyperion Fury is the fastest gaming mouse ever, and it's only £50

Logitech claims G402 Hyperion Fury is the fastest gaming mouse ever, and it's only £50

By Rik Henderson

Logitech has announced an addition to its hardcore PC gaming accessory line-up and it has been designed specifically for first-person shooter fans.The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury gaming mouse looks externally much like the customisable G502 released recently,... Read more

Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display line, adds mighty processor bumps

Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display line, adds mighty processor bumps

By Rik Henderson

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro with Retina display line by beefing up the processors and has increased the RAM to 16GB on all 15-inchers, not just the top model.Previously leaked through a Chinese crib sheet, the new range doesn't scrimp on specifications.... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro Retina spec upgrade leaked

Apple MacBook Pro Retina spec upgrade leaked

By Luke Edwards

Apple should be updating the MacBook Pro Retina line soon with improved power specs.According to a photo of Apple's MacBook Pro Retina specs, leaked in China, an upgrade is due soon. We've already heard rumours of Apple updating its MacBook line but that... Read more

Mac OS X Yosemite preview: Is this going to be Apple's best desktop OS yet?

Mac OS X Yosemite preview: Is this going to be Apple's best desktop OS yet?

By Stuart Miles

Times are changing at Apple. The days of not letting you know or see what the company is up to until it is on sale are no more and now, for the first time, Apple is letting the public play with its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, ahead of the... Read more

Apple OS X Yosemite beta now available, here are 7 tips to get you started

Apple OS X Yosemite beta now available, here are 7 tips to get you started

By Stuart Miles

Apple for the first time in the company's history is letting the general public beta test its latest operating system, OS X Yosemite, ahead of the final release later in the year.Following in the footsteps of Microsoft who for the last couple of versions... Read more

Apple turns to Breaking Bad’s Walter White, Space Invaders and Homer Simpson to sell new MacBook Air

Apple turns to Breaking Bad’s Walter White, Space Invaders and Homer Simpson to sell new MacBook Air

By Rik Henderson

Walter White in his Heisenberg guise is one of many icons used by Apple for its new MacBook Air TV advert.Showing just the back of the laptop and the iconic Apple symbol, the "Stickers" ad rattles through a large variety of customisations that include... Read more

Microsoft Q4 2014 earnings: $4.6B net income, $23.3B revenue, and strong cloud sales

Microsoft Q4 2014 earnings: $4.6B net income, $23.3B revenue, and strong cloud sales

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has posted its Q4 2014 earnings report. Earnings missed expectations, though revenue beat Wall Street forecasts.Specifically, the company reported $4.6 billion in net income on $23.38 billion in revenue. Although net income decreased from last... Read more

Wacom's Bamboo Paper app isn't iPad-only anymore, arrives for Android and Windows 8

Wacom's Bamboo Paper app isn't iPad-only anymore, arrives for Android and Windows 8

By Elyse Betters

You can now download Wacom's Bamboo Paper app from the Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, and Windows Store.There are countless apps out there that'll let you sketch and take notes, but it's not often that a giant in the graphics tablet space launches... Read more

Google shows off Chrome OS redesign experiment, with windows stacked in card-like view

Google shows off Chrome OS redesign experiment, with windows stacked in card-like view

By Elyse Betters

Google is experimenting with a new version of its desktop OS, and parts of the interface looks completely different. In fact, it subtly resembles Android L.Following last month's introduction of Material Design, a part of the upcoming Android L release... Read more

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

By Elyse Betters

Those of you want to buy cheap computers for your kids will have more options to consider beyond Google's Chromebook lineup this Christmas, it's claimed.Microsoft shined a spotlight on several new Windows-powered laptops and PCs at its partner conference... Read more

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

By Luke Edwards

The all-in-one mini computer, Raspberry Pi, has been updated thanks to a re-designed model called B+.The B+ will consume less power than the Raspberry Pi thanks to its ability to use more peripherals without the need for a dedicated power source. It... Read more

Acer C720 is the first Chromebook to offer Intel Core i3, but it'll cost you

Acer C720 is the first Chromebook to offer Intel Core i3, but it'll cost you

By Elyse Betters

The Acer C720 Chromebook is a little less affordable now, thanks to a spec bump that includes a new Intel chip.Acer America has introduced the first Chromebook to come with a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor. The news shouldn't be too surprising... Read more

Step aside fibre optic: Bell Labs uses copper phone lines to achieve 10 Gbps net speeds

Step aside fibre optic: Bell Labs uses copper phone lines to achieve 10 Gbps net speeds

By Elyse Betters

A team of Bell Labs researchers has announced that traditional copper phones line are capable of delivering an ultra broadband-like connection. In fact, it has successfully used the aged technology to transfer data at a record speed of 10 Gbps.During... Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)
4.0 stars

Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)

By Andrew Williams

Serious laptops don't have to be dull anymore. Just a few years ago, we'd have avoided those designed for business folk like we would a swaying drunk on the train - but the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon proves that Ultrabooks fit for business are now good... Read more

Hands-on: 21.5-inch entry-level Apple iMac (2014) review

Hands-on: 21.5-inch entry-level Apple iMac (2014) review

By Rik Henderson

In June Apple announced a new version of its super slim iMac that is lower specced than the ones already on the market, but similarly offered at a lower price to allow those on a smaller budget a chance to jump on board team Mac.The 21.5-inch has the... Read more