Windows 8 tablets set to surge onto market

Microsoft yesterday confirmed that Windows 8 will be entirely released by the end of October, signaling when Windows 8 laptops, PCs and tablet will start hitting the market.Soon after Microsoft's announcement of Windows

Published on: July 11th, 2012 Kartik Sharma

Apple patents utlrabook-style teardrop design

A Taiwanese government office is warning local PC vendors of a new Apple patent for its MacBook Air that could be used in legal action to try and stop the sale of ultrabook

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Michael Kan

Asus Transformer tablet sweetens Honeycomb design

On its own, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 Tablet doesn't look as if it's about to set the tablet wars on fire. But after spending time with the Transformer ($399 for the

Published on: May 9th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

Mineral exploration firm uses Windows-based tablets to woo investors

"There's an app for that" is an Apple marketing slogan that's become part of popular culture in the last year or so. But it doesn't mean that it's always true, at least not

Published on: March 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Best and worst tech brands for customer service

Device manufacturers spend billions each year on designing, marketing, and advertising their products. That's what they need to do to get you to the counter to buy. But how many of them are

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

5 smart ways to supercharge your netbook

The words overclocking and netbook appear in a sentence together about as often as Steve Ballmer is spotted at a Linux convention. Netbooks are all about portability over performance. Overclocking is all about

Published on: October 28th, 2009 Eric Lai

Top five portable notebooks and netbooks under $1000

Say good-bye to costly computers. These five netbooks and laptops are quick, easy, and available on the cheap. HP Mini 1000 Netbook The HP Mini 1000 is HP's second-generation foray into the netbook

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Darren Gladstone

Phones of the future: a glimpse at 10 devices

So you decided to take the smart-phone plunge in 2008 and pick up an iPhone 3G or a T-Mobile G1, based on Google's Android. That's great. But consider yourself warned: You might soon

Published on: November 26th, 2008 Daniel Ionescu

Top five under $500 ultra-portable notebooks square off

Acer Aspire One Mini-NotebookConsidering its bargain price of $349, the Acer Aspire One is a steal--until you realize that you want the $100 six-cell battery. The included three-cell battery lasted only 2 hours,

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Darren Gladstone

Windows XP deadline extended for low-cost desktop PCs

Microsoft has further extended the life of Windows XP so that computer makers can include the operating system on low-cost desktop PCs, the company announced at the Computex trade show on Tuesday. Keep

Published on: June 4th, 2008 James Niccolai