Articles By Melanie Pinola

History of voice recognition: from Audrey to Siri

Looking back on the development of speech recognition technology is like watching a child grow up, progressing from the baby-talk level of recognizing single syllables, to building a vocabulary of thousands of words,

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Melanie Pinola

Complete guide to Intel’s new Ultrabooks

The Ultrabook, a new class of ultraportable laptops defined byIntel, has been making waves lately as the next major step in laptopdesign. These ultraslim and lightweight laptops promise to combine the conveniences of

Published on: September 20th, 2011 Melanie Pinola

Chromebook vs. Intel Ultrabook: Who can reinvent the laptop?

Intel's Ultrabooks and Google's Chromebooks are new categories of laptops (or netbooks, if you will), and both want to simultaneously woo you away from your desktop yet prevent you from defecting to tablet-only

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 Melanie Pinola

HP brings business laptops to ProBook and EliteBook lines

HP unleashed a wave of laptop upgrades, new business laptops, and even prepaid 3G data on Monday in an effort to woo both consumers and mobile professionals. The three refreshed HP laptops--the HP

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Melanie Pinola

Top features you need on your next laptop

If you're looking to replace a laptop or desktop that's several years old, you're in for a treat. The intervening years have seen great advances in laptop features. Here's what you should look

Published on: April 29th, 2011 Melanie Pinola