Archos has revealed a new connected home system which will hook up your security, appliances, and even your dog to a smart ecosystem, all controlled by a new 7-inch "Home Gateway" Android tablet. The system, which uses Bluetooth LE to interconnect, consists of multiple "Home Objects" - generally spherical and roughly the side of a table tennis ball - such as cameras or motion sensors.
Is it a laptop, a tablet, or something else entirely? Lenovo's Yoga 2 Pro is an interesting mix of form factors, hardware, and operating system, that much we know. The screen, which folds a full 360-degrees around the back of the device, is the attention grabber, but is there more to it than that? We put the Yoga 2 through its paces to find out.
On December 11, Spotify opened the doors to a gaggle of mobile users by allowing free mobile streaming in exchange for advertisements and some limitations. Now, a week later, the numbers show the benefits of such a business move: mobile users growth has skyrocketed for the service, with downloads increasing by a factor of four over the course of the first week. The announcement was made by Spotify yesterday in a statement.
Led Zeppelin and Spotify have inked an exclusive deal which will see the band's catalog added streaming only on the on-demand service. Key albums from the Led Zeppelin back-catalog will be added to Spotify's digital racks daily over the next week, starting with 1969's Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II.
It's the iPad mini we've been waiting for: Apple's smaller tablet that, thanks to a Retina display and brand new A7 processor, now punches above its size and makes a legitimate alternative not only for compact-screen Android and Windows rivals, but Apple's own iPad Air too. That Apple has achieved all that with minimal compromises on weight and battery life seems almost too good to be true: could the iPad mini with Retina display be the best tablet in the range? Read on for our full review.
Today Acer has reported that they're not doing especially well in the PC business, reporting losses and a restructuring plan which includes the resignation of J.T. Wang as CEO. Acer corporate President Jim Wong will take over as CEO, while Wang will remain as chairman until June of 2014. Plans for restructure include a cut of 7 percent of employees worldwide, while raising T$2.87 billion (approximately $98 million USD) with 136 million new common shares.
Dell has announced it will release its newest laptop, the Precision M3800 Workstation on Nov 14. The 18mm-thick, 4.5-lb powerhouse packs a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of memory. Dell's goal with the M3800 is to combine portability with power and to compete with the Apple MacBook Pro.
This morning the 2013 edition of Nokia World in Dubai was held with the likes of smartphones in the Lumia and Asha lines along with one lovely tablet. This event was meant to show the world that the hardware team at Nokia does not plan to let up now that they're moving in with Microsoft, and that they're not afraid to continue pushing devices of all shapes and sizes. This event brought on devices of all sizes - large, small, and tablet-sized, too!
Like death and taxes, the one thing inevitable about hotel WiFi is that it'll be expensive (not to mention often slow and unreliable). AT&T is aiming to keep people off the hotel network and buying piecemeal access to its LTE instead, with the launch of a $5 day data pass for its 4G service that's targeted at users who might not normally want to pay for an ongoing data package.