Laptops

Chromebook owners now get 100GB of Dropbox cloud storage for free

Chromebook owners now get 100GB of Dropbox cloud storage for free

Google offers various perks in exchange for buying one of its Chromebooks, something that adds a bit of incentive for those who may be on the fence about these small, fairly limited devices. The available perks are updated semi-regularly to add new opportunities, something that recently happened and involves cloud storage company Dropbox. As of now, Chromebook users have the opportunity to get 100GB of cloud storage for free.

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook ‘Nightfury’ may launch with QLED display

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook ‘Nightfury’ may launch with QLED display

Samsung is likely working on a new Chromebook model that goes by the codename 'Nightfury,' and a new leak claims this upcoming model will feature a QLED display. The new model -- assuming the leak pans out -- will join the existing Samsung Galaxy Chromebook model, which features an impressive but pricey 4K AMOLED screen.

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Samsung’s Intel-based Galaxy Book S is ready for prime time

Samsung’s Intel-based Galaxy Book S is ready for prime time

Back toward the end of May, Samsung revealed a new Galaxy Book S built around one of Intel's hybrid Lakefield CPUs. Specifically, the Galaxy Book S features an Intel Core i5-L16g7 at its core, ditching the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx we see in the other Galaxy Book S. Fast forward to today, and Samsung has announced that the Intel-based Galaxy Book S is now up for grabs from its website, revealing the starting price of the notebook in the process.

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Kano PC is a DIY, repairable 2-in-1 Windows laptop for kids

Kano PC is a DIY, repairable 2-in-1 Windows laptop for kids

The world is undergoing a rather drastic change, for better or worse, and often for worse. Beyond just the economy and society, education is being forced to examine its processes and systems, focusing on the essentials that could be done at home and with computers. That, in turn, has also forced many schools and families to invest in computers even for the wee ones, computers that often get thrown out for even the simplest hardware problem. Just in the nick of time, Kano and Microsoft have come out with the Kano PC, designed to be fun, educational, usable, and last the test of time and accidents at home or in school.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano leaked to be its lightest yet

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano leaked to be its lightest yet

Even before Lenovo took over from IBM, the ThinkPad brand has had a well-earned reputation for its robust, no-nonsense, and almost rugged qualities squarely targeted at hardcore computer users, especially those who need such devices for work. Save for one or two tablet models that mixed with Lenovo's Yoga brand, ThinkPad notebooks have never been considered to be anywhere near light or classy in terms of design. That may change once the ThinkPad X1 Nano comes out, leaked to be the ThinkPad's lightest model ever.

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Apple warns against closing MacBooks when using webcam covers

Apple warns against closing MacBooks when using webcam covers

If you use a webcam cover, you should remove it before closing your MacBook, according to a new advisory from Apple. The company warns that closing a MacBook, including the Air and Pro models, while using a webcam cover may result in damage to the laptop's display due to minimal clearance between it and the keyboard. Instead, Apple encourages users to use the LED indicator to determine whether the webcam is on.

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PC shipments grew in Q2 2020 but it’s too early to celebrate

PC shipments grew in Q2 2020 but it’s too early to celebrate

After years of declining shipment figures, the traditional PC market, made up of desktops, notebooks, and tablet computers that aren't Chromebooks and iPads, have finally seen a tiny bit of growth in the second quarter of the year. Almost tragically, that growth happened only because the world was plunged into a period of uncertainty, change, and a pandemic. But while the world's PC makers may be delighted to finally see some positive numbers, both Gartner and IDC seem to agree that it's not going to last.

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Major battery save coming to your devices via Chrome

Major battery save coming to your devices via Chrome

There's a new feature coming to the Chrome web browser from Google that'll drastically cut down on battery drain on multiple platforms. If you're using a Windows PC, Mac (Apple), Linux (on a PC), Chrome OS, Android, or just Android WebView, you've got the potential to increase your device's battery life by a noticeable amount. It all comes down to throttling Javascript timers.

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Purism Librem 14 brings hardware kill switches to a bigger laptop

Purism Librem 14 brings hardware kill switches to a bigger laptop

Recent events have put privacy-conscious people in a dilemma. The need to protect their privacy from both corporations and governments has become even more critical but, at the same time, the use of technologies like computers, smartphones, and the Internet has also become inescapable. Purism is one of the few companies that has put protecting privacy as their actual business and it has now announced the pre-order of its latest Linux-based laptop that boasts of a larger screen and more powerful specs while retaining the same privacy-focused spirit.

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ASUS Zephyrus G14 hits stores with trick dot-matrix LED lid

ASUS Zephyrus G14 hits stores with trick dot-matrix LED lid

ASUS has put its striking Zephyrus G14 laptop up for sale, though unlike most notebooks you might actually want to look at the lid rather than the screen. Announced back at CES 2020, the latest Republic of Gamers model has a dot-matrix display embedded into its outer lid, which can be used to show custom graphics and animations.

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Lenovo dual-screen Yoga laptop might be in the works

Lenovo dual-screen Yoga laptop might be in the works

Fans and dreamers may have been disheartened by the announcement that Microsoft was delaying not just the Windows 10X version of its operating system but also its focus on dual-screen devices, specifically the Surface Neo. Of course, Microsoft doesn't have the monopoly of such ideas and manufacturers may still decide to push through with or without Windows 10X. ASUS has noticeably been silent about its ambitious Project Precog concept but Lenovo might be another one to keep an eye on should its own dual-screen Yoga device ever comes to light.

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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition comes with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition comes with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Dell debuted a few laptops aimed at gamers but it also has one that caters more to users doing some serious work. At least when that work involves maintaining servers, developing software, or simply just using Linux. Continuing their nearly decade-long partnership, Dell and Canonical are putting out yet another Ubuntu-powered laptop, this time the XPS 13 Developer Edition, that's promised to get security updates for up to ten years. Presuming the laptop does last that long, of course.

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