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Category Archives: Laptops, Tablets

How to tell if your phone or tablet has a virus

Written on April 8, 2017

Long before ransomware and large-scale hacks became everyday problems, viruses were crawling into our desktops and infecting our screens. These days, smartphones and tablets are just as vulnerable as regular computers; malware is often used to subvert your private accounts; and somewhere in the world there’s a cynical coder with an ax to grind or Read more »

On the road again? Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the ultimate traveler’s laptop

Written on April 8, 2017

The PC’s shift from cutting-edge luxury to everyday device has brought with it a mundanity that becomes more entrenched with each year. Many of the best laptops no longer see significant revisions each year, as is still common with smartphones. In fact, some laptops go many years before they’re completely replaced. Apple’s MacBook Pro started Read more »

The best laptop deals in April 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

Written on April 8, 2017

Searching for the best laptop deals? You’ve come to the right place. That’s because each week we comb through all the biggest US laptop retailers like Newegg and Amazon to find only the best deals on laptop brands you can trust. Whether you’re after a 2-in-1 laptop with a transformative personality, an Ultrabook designed for Read more »

The best portable printers of 2017

Written on April 4, 2017

Few people, when packing for a trip, would consider bringing along a printer. Big and bulky printers don’t make good travel mates. But as Bob Dylan’s been known to sing, the times, they are a-changin’. Like so many other technology products, printers have gotten ever smaller and lighter, and plenty of viable choices for portable Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 the world’s most powerful Android tablet

Written on March 22, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (32GB), the world’s most powerful Android slate, is a perfect example of the “pro tablet” dilemma. Much like Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro, this is a tablet that’s priced like a laptop, but its mobile operating system holds it back when it comes to productivity. Its saving grace is the S Read more »

New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing

Written on March 17, 2017

A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers. Researchers from the University of Exeter have developed an innovative new method to engineer computer chips more easily and cheaper than conventional methods. The discovery could revolutionise the production of optoelectronic materials — Read more »

The 15 best laptops of 2017: the top laptops ranked

Written on March 15, 2017

It was only a few years back that we were all prematurely declaring the death of the PC, thanks to the swarm of tablet computers that flooded market following the lead of the iPad in 2010. While a handful of these slates saw success, many did not. As market interest began to wane, many former Read more »

Bigger, faster, sooner: the 10.5-inch iPad may launch in April

Written on March 15, 2017

Hot off reports that Apple is testing out an entire batch of new tablets, it appears one of those models – a 10.5-inch iPad – could be announced in less than a month. Apple is reportedly pushing the production of its new 10.5-inch slab from a May-June window to March, with an event planned in Read more »