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Saturday, 06 May 2017 13:06

Acer takes 7 for spin (review)

Acer’s Spin 7 is a 360° hinge, 14” touch screen, notebook, that is one of the thinnest, lightest, Intel 7th generation Core Y notebooks in the value segment.

Monday, 23 November 2015 18:07

HP Elite x2 scratches the surface (first looks)

HP puts the sexy back in its second generation, business class, Elite x2, 1012 - a hybrid two-in-one just released in the US and available in Australia early next year.

Published in Hardware

The next generation of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 10, will be unveiled shortly, showcasing Cortana and plenty more.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 12:35

HOW TO WATCH the Windows 10 Preview live event

If you want to watch the live Windows 10 Consumer Preview, complete with Cortana and other surprises, here’s the details on where you need to go and the time it’s on - which is 4am in Australia!

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 01 September 2011 08:06

Coming soon: Microsoft's answer to Apple's Magic Mouse

Windows users envious of the touch/gesture capability of Apple's Magic Mouse don't have much longer to wait for a response from Microsoft's hardware division.

Monday, 06 June 2011 11:22

Ovum's oration and the Windows 8 debate

Respected analyst firm Ovum says that while reports of Microsoft and Windows' 'imminent demise are somewhat over exaggerated', it notes that the somewhat tardy software maker still has a lot of work to prove that Windows 8 will rate.

Published in Home Tech
Apple has filed suit with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US District Court in Delaware about the alleged violation of multiple patents by mobile phone maker HTC.
Published in Strategy
Friday, 15 January 2010 05:01

Touch sensitive back for next iPhone?

Rumours are circulating that the next iPhone may have a touch-sensitive panel on the back of the case. That's not as radical an idea as you might first think.

Published in Core Dump
HP has released a raft of systems aimed at the commercial and consumer markets, including touchscreen models. Also new is the company's first 42in HD digital signage touch display.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 10:21

Lenovo adds multitouch to ThinkPads

Lenovo has boosted the specs of two members of its ThinkPad range to include multitouch screens. One is a tablet, the other is a regular notebook model.

Published in Home Tech
After an initial period during which the Surface SDK was only available to selected companies, Microsoft has lowered the drawbridge to admit more than 640,000 registered developers.

Published in Development
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 08:01

Apple tablet rumours return

There's been a resurgence of rumours about an Apple 'tablet' computer. The device is being tipped to arrive in October, in time for the holiday buying season.

Published in Core Dump
Although Nokia seems to let phone retailers sell its phones sometimes weeks before any company launch, the long-awaited N97 has finally launched on an official basis, along with the official Australian unveiling of the Ovi “app” store, now with a claimed 20,000 apps!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Although Microsoft itself is lowering expectations of large new hardware sales thanks to Windows 7, and could yet set its Win 7 upgrade and retail prices lower in response to the $29 OS X 10.6 challenge, one of Windows 7’s very touching benefits is something you’ll want to put one, two or even more fingers on!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Questions have emerged about whether the new education-focused Dell Latitude 2100 netbook is “worth the price”, but after having actually used one, my initial thoughts are that, despite cheaper units being available, the extra features definitely seem worth paying for. Why? Read on!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Although Asus originally intended its first Eee PC 701 to be used in an educational setting, rather than being the catalyst that ignited the netbook revolution, Dell is the first company to have properly designed a netbook that can withstand the rigours of teenage and classroom life – and have outfitted it with a(n optional) touch-screen, while also making Ubuntu 9.04 an Australian netbook option for the first time.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
With some new designs for its notebooks, netbooks and desktops, and a new shopping site aimed at women, Dell is clearly trying to up the ante in the “cool” stakes against competitors like HP, Apple and others. What’s missing?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Thursday, 09 April 2009 03:35

Elan sues Apple over multitouch patents

Apple's heading towards court again: this time to defend itself against patent infringement allegations from Taiwanese chip design company Elan Microelectronics.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 16 February 2009 11:42

LG re-launches into the iPhone-clone ARENA

No, there’s no known deal with Tina Arena, nor does this phone have anything to do with the LG Arena in Birmingham – it’s the latest iPhone-esque device from LG with more than a passing resemblance to the iPhone’s icons and design. Is the Arena a leaner and meaner iPhone clone, or just an in between-er coulda-beener?

Published in Market
Saturday, 27 December 2008 23:58

Apple swipes Xmas iPhone patent

What were you doing on December 25th? Eating far too much, getting drunk perhaps, opening presents and watching old movies on the telly maybe? If your name was Apple, however, you would be filing patents of course.

Published in Market




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