Computing

HP launches new line of EliteDesk all-in-one and desktop PCs

HP launches new line of EliteDesk all-in-one and desktop PCs

HP has taken the wraps off a slew of PC products, among them being the new EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower, the EliteOne 800 G3 All-in-One PC, the EliteDesk 800 G3 Desktop Mini, and the EliteDesk 800 G3 Desktop Mini 65W. Talking about the products, HP VP Alex Cho said, "The newest lineup of Elite desktops and AiOs reflects the vision of a business while reflecting the desires of employees."

Continue Reading

Don’t buy this new Surface Book

Don’t buy this new Surface Book

Microsoft has quietly added a new Surface Book to its line-up, but even with higher performance it's hard to recommend the $3,000 2-in-1. Unlike the original Surface Book reveal - and, indeed, the addition of the Surface Book with Performance Base to the range back in October last year, this new iteration has raised nary a peep from Microsoft. That's despite it having some of the highest specifications we've seen from the hybrid 2-in-1 to-date.

Continue Reading

2-in-1 detachables could improve PC market, says IDC

2-in-1 detachables could improve PC market, says IDC

While tables were still a minority at MWC 2017 last week, convertible and detachable PCs definitely made a big splash nonetheless. It isn’t by accident either. According to market analysis experts IDC, the popularity of detachable tablets and convertible notebooks is still strong, despite a decline in shipments last quarter. In fact, it predicts that this category could actually slow down the still ongoing decline of the overall PC market, at least by 2021.

Continue Reading

New HP Chromebook for education unveiled by Google

New HP Chromebook for education unveiled by Google

Earlier this week saw Google's senior VP of hardware clear up some remarks about the future of first-party Chromebooks. Fortunately, if you're a fan non-Google-made devices, the future continues to be bright with plenty of Chromebook options. The latest laptop comes from HP, Google has revealed, and is aimed at students in the classroom: the Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition.

Continue Reading

Windows 98 “wrist watch” runs on a Raspberry Pi

Windows 98 “wrist watch” runs on a Raspberry Pi

Watches are a personal thing and no one size fits all. Maybe that’s why smartwatches have had a hard time becoming as mainstream as smartphones. Not everyone might be satisfied with just having Android or watchOS on their wrists. Some might want an honest to goodness desktop OS they can wear. So 314rcreator, a.k.a. Lord_of_Bone on Reddit, whipped up a quick hack that put a Raspberry Pi A+ that ran Windows 98. Because, well, why not?

Continue Reading

Google clears up statement about first-party Chromebooks, says they aren’t “dead”

Google clears up statement about first-party Chromebooks, says they aren’t “dead”

A few days back, Google senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh made news when he seemed to suggest that Google was done with its line of Pixel Chromebooks. He told reporters at MWC that Google didn't have any plans to produce a new one, which isn't encouraging to those who were hoping to see Google continue to release laptops of its own. Even worse was the fact that he said Google didn't have any plans to replenish the stock of the current Pixel Chromebooks, which are sold out on Google's store.

Continue Reading

OXI Android ROM tries to make phones double as desktops

OXI Android ROM tries to make phones double as desktops

Last week Jide made an announcement that had a familiar message. Following the likes of Microsoft Continuum and Ubuntu Convergence, its Remix Singularity project wanted to turn the very same Android smartphone and apps that you keep in your pocket into the PC that you’ll use on your desktop. Jide is hardly the first nor the only one who has made such an attempt. At MWC 2017, French company Auxens has revealed an alpha version of its OXI ROM that does that as well, with a little less polish but a bit more device support.

Continue Reading

Oculus Rift Mac support not even in six-month roadmap yet

Oculus Rift Mac support not even in six-month roadmap yet

Faithful Mac users might have to wait a bit longer to get their fair share of the virtual reality pie. That is, unless Apple suddenly comes up with its own VR platform and headset within the next six months. That’s because Oculus, one of the three biggest VR companies, doesn’t yet have macOS in its sights. Not even within the next six months. This was the situation revealed by co-founder and now head of Rift Nate Mitchell as he talks about the company’s future in the face of recent setbacks and challenges.

Continue Reading

Gemini PDA brings back Psion days with Android/Linux pocket PC

Gemini PDA brings back Psion days with Android/Linux pocket PC

Those who remember, or at least know, the good old days of Pocket PCs, PDAs, and, particularly, the Psion Series 5, might get a kick out of this new crowdfunding venture. UK startup Pocket Computer has gone to Indiegogo to present the idea of a sort of revival of that line of devices. Called the Gemini PDA, this “ultra-thin clamshell mobile device” promises to do everything your Android smarpthone can and more, like dual booting Linux and a full, but tiny, QWERTY keyboard in a size that’s just a little larger than your average phablet.

Continue Reading

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB DDR5X make short work of 4K, VR

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB DDR5X make short work of 4K, VR

It has almost been a year since NVIDIA launched the GTX 1080, the crowning glory of its latest Pascal-powered GeForce 10 series. In the fast-paced world of computing, that means it's overdue a successor. At GDC 2017, the world's biggest game developers' event, NVIDIA did just that by unveiling the GTX 1080 Ti. The numbering is a bit deceptive, implying a small revamp. It is, however, a very powerful beast, leaping over even the TITAN X, the computing platform custom-designed for AI and machine learning.

Continue Reading

Google-branded “Pixel” laptop not in the plans but possible

Google-branded “Pixel” laptop not in the plans but possible

Once upon a time, Google’s branding scheme in the computing space was simple. It used “Nexus” for smartphones and tablets and “Pixel” for Chromebooks. Today, however, we have a Pixel C Android tablet, a Google Pixel phone and, ironically, no Pixel Chromebook in sight. At least not on Google’s store. And that isn’t by accident. In an interview with journalists at MWC 2017, newly-minted Google SVP for hardware Rich Osterloh revealed that, now that the Pixel Chromebooks have sold out, there are no plans to put out more Google-branded laptops. At least for the foreseeable future.

Continue Reading

Raspberry Pi Zero W launches with wireless LAN and Bluetooth

Raspberry Pi Zero W launches with wireless LAN and Bluetooth

It's the fifth birthday of the original Raspberry Pi, and what better way to celebrate than with a new release? Today Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton announced the Raspberry Pi Zero W, the next iteration of 2015's Raspberry Pi Zero. Not a whole lot is changing with this new release, save for a couple very important additions.

Continue Reading

Prev 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next