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Cambridge Soundworks Oontz XL and Ultra hands-on

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That slick-looking piece of hardware we know you looked at while clicking in here is Cambridge Soundworks' Bluetooth Oontz XL. Also on display was its bigger brother -- at least as far as price and battery is concerned -- the Oontz Ultra. The Oontz XL rings in at $149...
Cambridge Soundworks Oontz XL and Ultra hands-on

HP intros the Envy Rove 20, a portable all-in-one, plus two other AiOs

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It's official: battery-powered all-in-ones you can schlep around the house are now a thing. First Sony released the Tap 20, then Lenovo followed with the Horizon and now HP makes three, with its newly announced Envy Rove 20. As the name suggests, it's a 20-inch PC you can move...
HP intros the Envy Rove 20, a portable all-in-one, plus two other AiOs

Which voice recorder will best capture my parents' oral history?

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David Gee wants to record his parents telling their life stories sothat their grandchildren can listen to it. What sort of voice recorder should he use?I'm looking for a digital voice recorder to collect my parents' oral history, so that the grandchildren can listen to it in 20 years' time....
Which voice recorder will best capture my parents' oral history?

REVIEW: Microsoft's New Tablet, The Surface Pro (MSFT)

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Microsoft isn't finished improving the Surface tablet. This week, the company will release an advanced version of its first tablet called the Surface Pro that's essentially a full-fledged Windows 8 computer crammed into a tablet form factor.  There's an important distinction to be made here: The Surface Pro isn't an iPad...
REVIEW: Microsoft's New Tablet, The Surface Pro (MSFT)

Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

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You may want to think twice before using someone else's charger next time your iPhone's battery life is running low. Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology claim to have invented a charger that can install malware on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The team will show off...
Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger
Dell mistakenly sees hope in Windows RT where others don't

Nvidia updates laptop GPU line to Kepler-based 700 series

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Nvidia today updated its line of notebook graphic processing units (GPU) -- the 700M series. The new Kepler-based lineup includes the mainstream 720M, and 735M coupled with the performance-oriented 740M, 745M, and 750M. All five of the new chipsets include three technologies to balance performance with battery life -- Nvidia...
Nvidia updates laptop GPU line to Kepler-based 700 series
Keyboard die-hards rejoice: AT&T offers BlackBerry Q10 for $199 with contract

Acer unveils slightly upgraded C7 Chromebook with 4GB RAM and 6 hour battery

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If the Pixel sparked your interest in investing in a Chromebook, but its absurd price turned you off, then the Acer C7 Chromebook may be what you’re looking for. Announced via press release this afternoon, the new and improved Chromebook C7 from Acer boasts a number of useful performance boosts....
Acer unveils slightly upgraded C7 Chromebook with 4GB RAM and 6 hour battery

ClamCase Pro makes your iPad look like a thick MacBook Air

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When we reviewed the original ClamCase, we found a few flaws that kept it from being a homerun: a cramped keyboard, a mediocre plastic build and a cumbersome power switch. It was decent, but it could have been better. The peripheral's makers seemed to agree -- the ClamCase Pro...
ClamCase Pro makes your iPad look like a thick MacBook Air

Guardian guide to running: GPS watches reviewed

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There are a huge number of running watches now on the market, so this is just a small selection of some of the most popular brands and models. For in-depth reviews with an awe-inspiring attention to detail, the best place to look up any model you might wish to purchase...
Guardian guide to running: GPS watches reviewed
Review: Mophie Powerstation Duo charger, a must have for mobile iOS device users

Laptop Guide: Timing the Market and The Machines

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[ See post to watch video ] Welcome to my spring laptop buyer’s guide. It should be an easy time for laptop buyers, now that we’re six months past the introduction of Microsoft’s redesigned Windows 8 operating system and laptop makers have had time to get into a new groove....
Laptop Guide: Timing the Market and The Machines

Hands on: Acer Aspire S7 11.6-inch ultrabook

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It turns out that we're not quite in the "post-pc" world just yet. While the cheap, poorly-performing netbook trend has died, some say thankfully, the burgeoning market in the industry besides tablets is ultrabooks. As defined by Intel, ultrabooks are designed for reduced bulk without a corresponding hit on performance...
Hands on: Acer Aspire S7 11.6-inch ultrabook

Surface Pro staff tease new accessories, explain battery life and storage

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Now that the Surface Pro is a fait accompli, there's more than a few questions circulating from prospective buyers. The project's Panos Panay and his team have stepped up to answer them on Reddit, and they've shedded some light on just about everything, including later plans. The Pro-specific connectors...
Surface Pro staff tease new accessories, explain battery life and storage

Microsoft Exec Explains Why The Surface Pro Tablet Has Terrible Battery Life (MSFT)

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In our review of Microsoft's new Surface Pro tablet, we mentioned the device's terrible battery life. In most cases, it only lasted about four hours on a charge.  That's pretty bad compared to most laptops the Surface Pro is competing with.  Microsoft's Panos Panay is doing a Q&A session on...
Microsoft Exec Explains Why The Surface Pro Tablet Has Terrible Battery Life (MSFT)
Withings Smart Body Analyzer Now Available For $149.95, Here's How It Performs

Google announces that 2,000 schools now use Chromebooks, up 100% in three months

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Google is fearlessly trudging on with its Chromebook push in the education market. The company announced on Friday that there are now 2,000 schools using Chromebooks for Education around the world. Just three months ago, there were 1,000 schools, showing an impressive adoption rate so far. As part of the...
Google announces that 2,000 schools now use Chromebooks, up 100% in three months

Analyst: Intel's smartphone chip offers significant power savings vs. ARM

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So far, Intel's Clover Trail+ Atom processor has only found a design win or two within Asian smartphones. But if ABI Research's report is accurate, smartphone makers and consumers alike should start clamoring for it. In tests comparing almost all of the latest smartphone application processors, Intel's Atom Z2580 chip...
Analyst: Intel's smartphone chip offers significant power savings vs. ARM

Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles

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Two closely followed analysts downgraded Microsoft’s shares this morning, another blow to the Redmond company as it struggles to gain traction in smartphones and tablets, and feels the impact of slumping computer shipments. Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini downgraded Microsoft to “sell” from her previous rating of “neutral.” Nomura analyst...
Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles
Google CEO Larry Page hints that next Motorola phones will focus on durability

Gigabyte PC revamps include game-ready Ultrabooks, AMD A4-based tablet (hands-on)

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Gigabyte loves to pull out all the stops at Computex, and this year is no exception: the company just unveiled 11 (mostly) new laptops and tablets. According to a brochure on hand at the computer maker's demo table, the emphasis is chiefly on slimmer portables with both Haswell-era Core...
Gigabyte PC revamps include game-ready Ultrabooks, AMD A4-based tablet (hands-on)

Watch This Drone Follow Around Chris Anderson Like a 'Pet Robot Bird'

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Drones may not be delivering tacos through your window or following around your kids just yet. But this is one of the building blocks of that future, for good or for ill. On a recent day, not so far from where I'm typing, Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired,...
Watch This Drone Follow Around Chris Anderson Like a 'Pet Robot Bird'

Fujitsu prototype GPS cane hands-on: the future of monitoring and protecting the elderly

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Fujitsu's Stylistic S01 isn't the company's only attempt to cater to an older audience. It's also experimenting with a rather ingenius (and super glossy) take on the classic cane, that looks like something out of a sci-fi film. Inside the two-toned elliptical head-piece are a pile of electronics, including...
Fujitsu prototype GPS cane hands-on: the future of monitoring and protecting the elderly

Google on Android: 900 Million Activations, New Tools for Developers Coming

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Google said on Wednesday that there are now 900 million Android devices out there. “It’s an extraordinary achievement,” Google’s Sundar Pichai said at the company’s I/O conference in San Francisco. “But it is an incredible ecosystem achievement.” There were 100 million activations in 2011, and 400 million as of 2012....
Google on Android: 900 Million Activations, New Tools for Developers Coming

Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

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You know what they say, right? You can never have too many fitness trackers. After coming out with two health monitors back in September, Fitbit is back with a third product, the Flex -- a waterproof wristband seemingly designed to compete with the Jawbone Up. (In PR speak: "Fitbit...
Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

TSMC narrows production of 16nm FinFET chips to late 2013, wants 10nm in 2015

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For as often as TSMC has extolled the virtues of FinFET chip designs, we've been wondering exactly when we'd find them sitting in our devices. Thanks to competition from rival semiconductor firms, we'll get them relatively soon: the company now expects to produce its first wave of FinFET-based, 16-nanometer...
TSMC narrows production of 16nm FinFET chips to late 2013, wants 10nm in 2015

Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition

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Intel's new fourth-generation Core family processors--code-named Haswell and officially launched Saturday--are more than just power-efficient speed demons. They also give the world's biggest name in microprocessors an opportunity to update its Ultrabook specs: Expect even thinner designs, direct Windows 8 gesture support, and longer battery life as Haswell laptops...
Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition

Chasing tablets, Intel further cuts Haswell power draw

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Intel wants to match PC battery life with that of tablets through its new dual-core fourth-generation Core processors code-named Haswell....
Chasing tablets, Intel further cuts Haswell power draw

Facebook's iOS Apps Might Be Draining Your Battery Life, So There's Your Excuse to Quit

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The cause all of our problems. One of the biggest flaws of the iPhone is how quickly it runs out of battery life–even when you’re not using it. Now, a German developer might’ve discovered the reason why that’s happening: it’s all Facebook’s fault. If you have the social network’s programs...
Facebook's iOS Apps Might Be Draining Your Battery Life, So There's Your Excuse to Quit
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