Everyone knew that Apple would be announcing the iPad mini today, but it was the real computer side of things that was most exciting. Specifically, the insanely thin new iMac, which suddenly makes any other desktop computer look like some 1970s monster box.
Samsung has just released a brand new shiny Chromebook, and the good news is that the computer is available for purchase for just $249 through the Google Play store.
With Windows 8, Microsoft will be unifying desktops/laptops, tablets and phones. And when it launches next month, expect to see a flood of laptop/tablet hybrids. Sure there are already keyboards for Android tablets and iPads, but with Windows 8, get ready to be overwhelmed with tablet-laptops every time you go into a Best Buy.
If you want to get one of these miracle machines, DVICE has a big list of such lap-tabs that are coming out in the next six months alone.
There’s already a Monopoly set for everything under the sun enjoyed by two or more people, so it’s about time they’ve gotten around to making cool Monopoly versions, celebrating cool people. Like Alan Turing.
Keeping servers cool is always a big concern for tech companies, and people are always trying to try new things to keep the temps down in order to keep performance up. At Intel, they’re testing an interesting solution— keeping their servers in vats of mineral oil.
While we never get flying cars any time soon, the idea of a computer that monitors your entire house, can respond to voice commands, search the internet for you and read emails is just around the corner. There are already such smart house computers on the market, but they’re really expensive and take a lot of setup. Ubi, a startup from Canada uses just a single, Android powered small box to do pretty much the same job.
You’ve got your computer, but then you’ve got things you attach to it for various purposes. Mouse, keyboard, printer, Wacom tablet, whatever. Which computer peripheral of yours is your favorite? Maybe you’ve got the perfect mouse, or maybe you’ve got an awesome flight stick or an indispensable portable scanner or 3D controller.
People who are fans of Linux aren’t always the same people who are looking for the straightforwardness and simplicity of a netbook. But Dell’s going to give it a college try, announcing a line of Ubuntu powered ultrabooks.
Last week, Apple unveiled the new Macbook Pro, which is by far their most powerful and fastest laptop yet. But with that power comes a price— when you get that brand new Macbook Pro, you’d better decide up front whether you want 8 or 16 GB of memory, because once it’s in there, it’s in there for good, soldered to the motherboard.
Just in case you had forgotten all about Google Chrome OS, yesterday, Samsung launched a new thin Google Chrome laptop and a teeny tiny Google Chrome desktop machine. Under the hood is a newly redesigned Google Chrome, but is it is worth it, considering you’re still basically running just the Chrome browser?