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IN PICTURES: CES 2012 - gadgets on show

2012 Consumer Electronics Show: From high-definition video calling via your HDTV to practically indestructible SD cards for your camera, here's a look at 20 gadgets and services that will be making a splash at the Las Vegas Convention Center

Written by Melanie Pinola10 Jan. 12 10:58

Laptops to last 24 hours on one charge, standby 10 days

Think you're lucky when your laptop doesn't die after six or even eight hours of use? Just wait until Intel's next processor platform, code named Haswell, arrives. At the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday, Intel claimed that the Haswell chips, slated for 2013, will offer more than 10 days of connected standby battery life and the ability to run your laptop for a full 24 hours on one charge.

Written by Melanie Pinola15 Sept. 11 07:30

Windows 8 features for laptop users

Microsoft showed off many tablet-centric features from its radical redesign of Windows 8 at its BUILD developers' conference on Thursday, but still promised to support desktop and laptop users who own interact with their computers using traditional keyboards and mice. All the swiping and pinching aside, the BUILD conference gave us a peek at some advantages the upcoming operating system might have for laptop users.

Written by Melanie Pinola14 Sept. 11 07:07

Lenovo ThinkPad tablet hits the market

Lenovo’s business-orientated tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet, is now available for order and should start shipping within a week. The 10-inch Android device, which Lenovo officially announced a little more than a month ago, boasts an impressive mix of consumer and business-friendly features that might please both you and your IT department.

Written by Melanie Pinola24 Aug. 11 03:03

Google+ floodgates open

Inviting friends to Google+ is a lot more straightforward now. That's welcome news to users of the Internet search leader's growing social networking service.

Written by Melanie Pinola07 Aug. 11 10:42

Toshiba intros 1-terabyte hard disk drive for laptops

Toshiba enters the nascent 1-terabyte laptop hard drive market with the company's first 2.5-inch 1TB HDD, the MQ01ABD. The drive has an industry-standard 9.5mm height and uses two 500GB platters.

Written by Melanie Pinola03 Aug. 11 04:46

Facebook scams popping up that exploit Norway tragedy

Facebook scams are popping up from people looking to exploit Friday's bombing and shootings in Norway. Users should be careful not to click on links they are not familiar with.

Written by Melanie Pinola25 July 11 01:56

LulzSec E-mail Hack Proves We're Lousy at Picking Passwords

Whether you think LulzSec is doing us a favor for exposing our security weaknesses or think the hacker group has gone too far, a very old lesson can be learned here: we need to create stronger passwords. New analysis of the 62,000 logins LulzSec made publicly available reveals, yet again, our seriously weak password habits.

Written by Melanie Pinola20 June 11 23:44

Stolen Macbook recovered via tweets, photos of thief

Another stolen laptop has been recovered with the one-two punch of laptop recovery software -- which took covertly took photos of the thief, a blog on Tumblr, and Twitter.

Written by Melanie Pinola06 June 11 04:58

Sony unveils new F series and updated S series VAIO laptops

Sony has introduced a new 16-inch F Series laptop and a thinner and lighter S Series as part of its VAIO lineup. Both laptops are available for preorder now with second-generation Core i7 processors and high-end features for multimedia enthusiasts.

Written by Melanie Pinola26 May 11 01:26

Dell teases MacBook Air rival with Facebook video

Dell has teased its upcoming XPS 15z ultra-thin laptop on Facebook, posting photos and a video to pique consumer interest. The 15.6-inch laptop sports a slim and streamlined design and, like the late Dell Adamo, is meant to take on the MacBook Air.

Written by Melanie Pinola18 May 11 00:49

Toshiba laptop does simultaneous 2D and glasses-free 3D

The Toshiba dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR, announced on Wednesday, not only lets you view 3D without glasses, it can also display 2D -- at the exact same time -- in another window on the 15.6-inch screen. This multi-dimensional viewing is a first in laptop technology, and works by sending separate images to each eye, as well as facial tracking via the webcam.

Written by Melanie Pinola21 April 11 02:47

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