While we're all about watching the technology universe to deliver you news here at SlashGear essentially round-the-clock, we certainly don't expect you the reader to have eyes-peeled all day and night. That's why we're delivering you the most important - or most far-reaching - news bits from over the past 12 hours or so here, in one easy-to-digest capsule. Today's journey begins with a bit of a Yahoo mishap.
Lenovo has rolled out some new ThinkPad machines that are aimed at use in schools. Since they are designed to be used by kids in the education environment, they are designed to be rugged. The new machines include the ThinkPad Yoga 11e and the ThinkPad 11e.
Rugged and semi-rugged notebook computers are intended for people that work in environments where a normal notebook wouldn’t last. A company called GammaTech has added a new 15.6-inch semi-rugged notebook computer to its line up called the S15H. The machine has a 15.6-inch full HD display.
ABI Research has issued a new research note looking at the ultraportable PC market for 2013. According to the research firm, 12% of the notebook PC market in 2013 was ultraportable units. That percentage works out to an estimated 22.5 million units of ultraportable machines shipped in the overall notebook PC market for the year.
It's thirty years since the birth of Apple's Mac, and new footage showing Steve Jobs' second, longer demonstration of the new computer has emerged to commemorate the anniversary. Coming only days after Apple co-founder Jobs revealed the Macintosh at the company's shareholder meeting on January 24th, the second appearance was a ninety minute demo at the Boston Computer Society, which has unearthed the full footage that you can watch after the cut.
This week HP released details on how they'd continue to release devices with the Windows 7 operating system onboard. This is far from unheard of in the PC universe, with major PC manufacturers releasing devices with multiple operating systems - whatever the consumer wants, in the end. HP was quickly questioned on how they could possibly stop supporting devices with Windows 8 aboard, to which they responded: "WE ARE NOT DROPPING WINDOWS 8."
AMD has announced the launch of some new processors in its Opteron range. The new processors go into the Opteron 6300 series and are aimed at sever systems. The new processors have either 12 cores or 14 cores and feature performance optimized for the AMD Open 3.0 Computer Platform.
Apple is currently celebrating the 30th birthday of the Mac computer. That will probably make some of you feel old. The first Macintosh computer debuted in 1984 with what Apple calls the "computer that changed everything." If you are a child of the 80's you may recall the first time you saw one of those machines.
HP has brought back a Windows 7 option "by popular demand", offering desktop and notebook PCs with Microsoft's old OS amid patchy public support for Windows 8. The range of five computers spans an entry-level Pavilion desktop through to ENVY performance towers and both Pavilion and ENVY laptops, with HP even offering a $150 saving to sweeten the deal.