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Displaying items by tag: Touchscreen

HP has had a lot of practice over the years with its x360 range of notebooks and ultrabooks that can swivel the screen all the way back to make a tablet, and its latest 1020 G2 model is a very smooth and evolved example.

In light of Apple's latest "what's a computer" campaign, pitting ultra-reliable, richly app-laden iPads with long battery life against cheap Windows computers, are Kogan's notebooks a good deal?

Published in Home Tech

When the iPhone was launched as the world’s best smartphone, it was dubbed the Jesus Phone, which makes me wonder if the world’s best cleaning cloth is the Jesus cloth of screen cleaners.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 03 November 2014 13:10

Kyocera pondering solar-powered phones

Kyocera has agreed to test French developed technology that adds photovoltaic charging capability to a touchscreen.

Published in Strategy

Electronic whiteboards are not new, but two new series of LED displays from Panasonic aim to displace the traditional whiteboard from classrooms and boardrooms.

Monday, 04 November 2013 13:53

North Korean tablet uncovered

The world's strangest country North Korea is producing a surprisingly respectable touchscreen tablet, though don't expect it to challenge the iPad any time soon.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 23 September 2013 10:42

iPhone's fingerprint scanner hacked

One of the biggest unknowns around the new iPhone 5s was how long it would take for the fingerprint scanner to be hacked. Well, as it turns out, not long at all, if new reports are accurate.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 07:44

14,000 Queensland kids to take their tablets

Nearly 14,000 lucky Queensland secondary schoolers will receive the largest deployment of Windows 8 tablets in Australia, in a new deal.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:36

Acer's affordable touch notebook: the Aspire V5

Acer has introduced a range of touchscreen notebooks - the Aspire V5 series - at everyday prices.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 07 February 2013 14:18

Convertible PC’s – put the top down

Following Intel’s edict that all Wintel devices need to be touch enabled and support WiDi manufacturers have been looking at new form factors. The convertible “topless” PC is coming.

Published in Home Tech
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Wednesday, 09 January 2013 11:28

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix - take your top off!

There seems to be growing interest in convertible notebook/tablet devices - notebooks with removable screens that can be used independently as tablets. Lenovo's latest offering in this genre is the ThinkPad Helix.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:09

Windows 8 Consumer Preview, first thoughts

Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview has already been downloaded more than one million times since its launch a couple of weeks ago, and so far, it's looking good, while still needing work before retail availability.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Monday, 30 January 2012 12:55

Nokia's WinPhone to arrive in March

Nokia's first Windows Phone smartphone, the Lumia 800, is scheduled to go on sale in Australia in March. The three carriers and all major retailers will be offering the Nokia Lumia 800.

Published in Mobility

Nokia has finally (finally!) released a classy, modern-era, MeeGo-powered smartphone in answer to all of its iCompetitors, including new partner Microsoft, with a claim to having the purest touch experience of them all.

Published in Mobility

Acer is introducing 10 and 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablets, a new detachable Windows tablet and the new dual-screened Windows tablet in its battle to capture significant tablet market share.

Published in Home Tech

In a sea of cheap Chinese Android tablets, Samsung's Galaxy Tab is definitely a cut above, on sale in Australia next Monday, November 8, standing out as the best Android OS 2.2 powered 'smartphone tablet' available. If millions and more are sold worldwide as expected, a flood of apps optimised for 7-inch screens could quickly be on the way!

Published in Mobility

A few months ago the tablet PC was a dead duck. But then Apple announced the iPad and all of a sudden the category become hot and sexy again. The Handii Tablet, running Windows 7 Professional, tries to pull back some of Apple's momentum, addressing many of the iPad's shortcomings but missing on some key features.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 05 March 2010 11:39

Gartner bullish on iPad

Apple's iPad might quadruple the size of the tablet computer market, according to Gartner's forecast for 2010, as interest in mobile computing continues to rise.
Published in Mobility
Friday, 05 February 2010 09:18

Amazon gearing up to compete with iPad?

Amazon has reportedly acquired a touchscreen developer whose technology is cheaper and in some ways better than that used in the iPad. Is this the harbinger of a future multitouch Kindle?

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 13:28

Is Apple still cooking up a 'MacPad'?

Not all of the Apple tablet rumours came true when the iPad arrived, but that doesn't mean the remainder were all false. Maybe there's more to come.
Published in Core Dump
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