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Windows 9 Threshold preview coming this year, with default Mini Start menu for desktops

Windows 9 Threshold preview coming this year, with default Mini Start menu for desktops

By Elyse Betters

It looks like Microsoft's next major operating system release could launch soon and include the much-missed Start menu. Kind of.According to ZDNet, Windows 9, also known as Windows Threshold, will reportedly somewhat abandon the colourful tile layout... Read more

Android Apps come to Chromebooks as lines blur even more between the two operating systems

Android Apps come to Chromebooks as lines blur even more between the two operating systems

By Stuart Miles

Google has confirmed that it will soon allow Chromebook users run Android apps on the desktop operating system, blurring the lines of what Chrome OS and Android is.Google demoed Evernote, Vine, and Flipboard Android apps working on a Chromebook Pixel... Read more

Apple introduces new entry-level 21.5-inch iMac desktops from £899

Apple introduces new entry-level 21.5-inch iMac desktops from £899

By Luke Edwards

Apple's latest ultra thin iMac desktops have a new member in the family, a more affordable, entry-level 21.5-inch iMac that starts at £899.The latest iMac, at that £899 price, will come with a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. It can manage up... Read more

Kano allows children of all ages to build a computer from scratch, like Lego

Kano allows children of all ages to build a computer from scratch, like Lego

By Britta O'Boyle

London Technology Week has arrived and with it comes a focus on Kano, a computer and coding kit for all ages that allows you to build a computer yourself.The youngest child to have built Kano was six and the oldest adult was 81 so when it says all ages,... Read more

Alienware Windows-based Alpha Steam Machine pictures and hands-on

Alienware Windows-based Alpha Steam Machine pictures and hands-on

By Elyse Betters

Alienware has shown off its new Alpha Steam Machine at E3 2014 in Los Angeles, where Pocket-lint experienced a brief demo with the console and learned about a recent change in plans. Here's the big twist: Alienware's new Steam Machine actually runs Windows.By... Read more

Faster Apple iMacs could arrive as soon as next week

Faster Apple iMacs could arrive as soon as next week

By Luke Edwards

Apple may refresh the iMac line next week with faster machines, but there's still no Retina Display to be seen.A spec list has leaked on French tech site Mac Generation which shows the speed bumps. The source of the site recently correctly predicted the... Read more

Toshiba Kira L93 pictures and hands-on

Toshiba Kira L93 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Toshiba recently announced the Kira L93 which goes on sale in Japan this month. Pocket-lint was able to get a hands-on with this "7-in-1" device at Computex as it's interesting enough to warrant further investigation.The Kira L93 gets the 7-in-1 moniker... Read more

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 pictures and hands-on

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Dell announced a couple of new laptops at Computex 2014  and Pocket-lint managed to track down the Inspiron 11-inch and get a play with it. The Inspiron 11 3000 is a 2-in-1 hinged device - much like the Lenovo Yoga. The device can operate as a laptop,... Read more

Asus Transformer Book V pictures and hands-on

Asus Transformer Book V pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Asus are fond of combining devices to give all-in-one solutions, but they appear to have excelled themselves with the newly-announced Transformer Book V5. Pocket-lint was on hand at Computex 2014 to check out this mysteriously epic sounding device.The... Read more

Apple OS X Yosemite Public Beta signup live, make sure you're in the first 1 million to not miss out

Apple OS X Yosemite Public Beta signup live, make sure you're in the first 1 million to not miss out

By Stuart Miles

Apple has confirmed that the Public beta for OS X Yosemite will be limited to the first 1 million people who sign up to the Public Beta program.Registration which is already open to those keen to get involved without paying to be apart of the company's... Read more

iCloud Drive takes on Dropbox, OneDrive and other cloud services for OS X Yosemite users

iCloud Drive takes on Dropbox, OneDrive and other cloud services for OS X Yosemite users

By Stuart Miles

Apple has announced iCloud Drive, a new cloud based storage service that looks to take on Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive. The new feature, which will be available in OS X Yosemite, the new version of the company's desktop operating system, will allow... Read more

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite: Everything you need to know

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite: Everything you need to know

By Luke Edwards

Apple has revealed the latest version of its computer-based operating system named Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.Over 40 million copies of Mavericks have been installed since release - the most in Apple's history. That's over 50 per cent working on the latest... Read more

Next Mac operating system officially named OS X Yosemite - and it looks like iOS 7

Next Mac operating system officially named OS X Yosemite - and it looks like iOS 7

By Rik Henderson

Apple has unveiled the next version of its operating system for its huge Mac userbase and, as guessed by many a couple of days ago, it's called OS X Yosemite.The name was originally suspected when a banner was seen being erected at Apple's Worldwide Developers... Read more

WWDC 2014: We're here in San Francisco for the launch of iOS 8 and more

WWDC 2014: We're here in San Francisco for the launch of iOS 8 and more

By Rik Henderson

Apple's 2014-flavoured Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is soon to start with Tim Cook's keynote kicking off the whole shebang and Pocket-lint has arrived at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to cover the events as they happen.Thanks to banner... Read more

Asus Zenbook NX500 pictures and hands-on

Asus Zenbook NX500 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Pocket-lint got to have a brief play-around with Asus' new Zenbook, the NX500, today at Computex and it left a very pleasing impression on most of our senses.Asus seemed pretty proud of the new Zenbook NX500's display, and rightly so. At 100 per cent... Read more

Asus shows off wafer thin Transformer T300 Chi

Asus shows off wafer thin Transformer T300 Chi

By Cat Thomas

Asus tantalised attendees at this year's Computex with a look at its latest Transformer Book the T300 Chi.The super thin detachable is still "in the works" but we can tell you that the 12.5-inch tablet is set to be the world's thinnest at a mere 7.3mm.... Read more

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite rumours, release date, and everything you need to know

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite rumours, release date, and everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Apple has released new versions of its OS X desktop operating system every year as of late. You know what that means? It will more than likely release another version sometime in the next few months, and we might even get our first sneak peek at the 2014... Read more

Asus Transformer Book Flip combines Intel Core i7 Windows 8.1 laptop and tablet

Asus Transformer Book Flip combines Intel Core i7 Windows 8.1 laptop and tablet

By Luke Edwards

Asus has unveiled its new Transformer Book Flip laptop at the 2014 Computex trade show in Taipei.The Transformer Book Flip comes with an Intel Core up to i7 processor and has a fixed hinge keyboard. So it's a laptop first but also uses a touchscreen so,... Read more

Asus Zenbook NX500 coming winter with 4K UHD screen and Intel Core i7 processor

Asus Zenbook NX500 coming winter with 4K UHD screen and Intel Core i7 processor

By Rik Henderson

Asus has unveiled a whole stack of devices during its Computex 2014 press conference, including new Android tablets and the Transformer Book V, but it is perhaps the Zenbook NX500 that is attracting the most attention. The 15.6-inch laptop has a 4K UHD... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

New Apple iMac models possibly in the works, reveals Mavericks 10.9.4 beta leak

New Apple iMac models possibly in the works, reveals Mavericks 10.9.4 beta leak

By Elyse Betters

It looks like new iMacs might be on the way.Website MacRumors has reported that the OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 beta, which seeded to developers on Wednesday, contained references to three new iMac models in its code. Specifically, a member of the Hackintosh... Read more

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 Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Archos ArcBook 10.1-inch Android netbook to launch in June for $170

Archos ArcBook 10.1-inch Android netbook to launch in June for $170

By Elyse Betters

France-based Archos has unveiled a new Android netbook called the Archos ArcBook. It's essentially a touchscreen tablet with a keyboard and trackpad as well as a very wallet-friendly price tag.The ArcBook features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with... Read more

Toshiba Kira review
3.5 stars

Toshiba Kira review

By Mike Lowe

Laptops these days are statements of design as much as they are capable powerhouses able to crunch through almost any task you throw at them. The Toshiba Kira is the company's bash at high-end design, delivering a slim and capable machine packed with... Read more

Gigabyte 14-inch Ultraforce gaming laptop P34G v2 with Intel Core i7 now available for £989

Gigabyte 14-inch Ultraforce gaming laptop P34G v2 with Intel Core i7 now available for £989

By Elyse Betters

Gaming laptop maker Gigabyte has just made its new 14-inch Ultraforce P34G v2 laptop available for purchase.The P34G v2 is a sleek Windows 8.1 Pro computer that packs a powerful punch. The inside offers a 4th-generation Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor,... Read more

Google outs new Intel-powered Chromebook lineup from Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, HP, and LG

Google outs new Intel-powered Chromebook lineup from Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, HP, and LG

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced a huge new lineup of Chromebook computers powered by Intel chips."Spring has finally arrived in the U.S. And with the new growth the season brings, we’re happy to expand our Chromebook family. Together with Intel, today we’re... Read more

Apple reported to focus on OS X 10.10 complete redesign at WWDC, iOS 8 to take back seat

Apple reported to focus on OS X 10.10 complete redesign at WWDC, iOS 8 to take back seat

By Luke Edwards

Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is due to start on 2 June where the fruit giant will, apparently, be revealing a completely overhauled OSX 10.10.Until now the main focus of the event was thought to be on iOS 8, but now sources of 9to5mac are saying... Read more

HP Pavilion x360 review
3.0 stars

HP Pavilion x360 review

By Mike Lowe

The post-PC era is upon us and we're in a period of transition. There are tablets, there are laptops and there are devices that want to do more than the two combined. Take the HP Pavilion x360, a touchscreen device that outwardly looks like a laptop but... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 10 pictures and hands-on

Acer Aspire Switch 10 pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

When we see the Aspire brand we immediately think laptops. But Acer is on a mission to change in 2014, as the "four in one" Acer Aspire Switch 10 can attest. This is Aspire doing laptop, tablet and a number of in-between forms too.The concept isn't new... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 10 unveiled: One device, four positions via magnetic hinge design

Acer Aspire Switch 10 unveiled: One device, four positions via magnetic hinge design

By Mike Lowe

Acer has unveiled its Aspire Switch 10 at its A Touch More Connected press event in New York.A 10.1-inch "four in one" Windows 8.1 device that can switch between laptop, tablet, display and "tent" positions, Acer has opted for a magnetic Snap Hinge to... Read more

Apple MacBook Air 2014 model with faster processor out now with lower price

Apple MacBook Air 2014 model with faster processor out now with lower price

By Luke Edwards

Apple has just updated its online store with a new version of the MacBook Air, featuring a faster processor.But before you get too excited there isn't much else to speak of. No Retina display is a noticeable omission from the fruit giant.The speed bump... Read more

HP video leak reveals SlateBook 14 Android laptop with 1080p display

HP video leak reveals SlateBook 14 Android laptop with 1080p display

By Elyse Betters

HP is planning to unveil an Android laptop called SlateBook 14, it's assumed.The computer manufacturer recently leaked a video on its website, accidentally revealing the SlateBook 14. Some of the specs and features mentioned in the video include a 14-inch... Read more

Apple could release new MacBook Airs next week, but will they be Retina?

Apple could release new MacBook Airs next week, but will they be Retina?

By Luke Edwards

Apple is more than likely going to refresh its line of MacBook Air laptops as early as next week. But it's not likely the Retina model will arrive with that batch.According to sources of Mac Generation the refreshed 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models... Read more

Lost Andy Warhol original artworks found on Commodore Amiga floppy disks from 1985

Lost Andy Warhol original artworks found on Commodore Amiga floppy disks from 1985

By Rik Henderson

Still have a pile of old floppy disks decaying in the corner? You should find a way to check what's on them as a series of original and previously unseen Andy Warhol artworks have been found on some Amiga floppies laying dormant since 1985 in the archives... Read more

Toshiba Chromebook review
3.5 stars

Toshiba Chromebook review

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Logitech lights up the lounge with Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard

Logitech lights up the lounge with Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard

By Luke Edwards

Logitech wants to make the connect TV experience easier to navigate, so it's introduced the Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830.This wireless keyboard should make searching a smart TV or navigating the web easier than using a remote. The keyboard lights... Read more

Dell XPS 13 review (2014)
4.5 stars

Dell XPS 13 review (2014)

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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

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

By Jake Smith

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.... Read more

Samsung Chromebook 2 given May UK release date

Samsung Chromebook 2 given May UK release date

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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

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

By Jake Smith

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more