Dell XPS 13 Review: Better Than the MacBook Air
“I’ll give you my Mac when you pry it from my cold, dead hands” — might be the mantra of most Mac users. I can say that the new Dell XPS 13 is good enough to pry a MacBook from[...]
Tradition dictates that the heavyweights in the computing world are always the ultra lightweights, which is why the Lenovo LaVie Z is such a knockout. More →
The Raspberry Pi continues to be a game-charger. The tiny device burst onto the scene in 2012 as an ultra-affordable PC-on-a-card that could be used by anyone to serve as the brains of all sorts of gadgets. No longer was the task of sourcing computer components and piecing them together a barrier to entry for entrepreneurs and engineers, freeing them to focus on building out the rest of their product ideas.
But the Raspberry Pi isn’t just for founders, of course. Anyone can buy one starting at $20, and now you can spend another $9 to turn your Pi into a full-fledged mini PC. More →
It’s time to batten down the hatches, Apple fans… WWDC 2015 is upon us. Apple’s huge developer conference kicks off each year with a big keynote presentation where Apple CEO Tim Cook and his colleagues take us through all of Apple’s new hardware and software that will be released in the coming months.
This year’s event is set to be an action-packed one indeed, and now things are finally underway. More →
Microsoft started showing off its first pieces of Windows 10 hardware this week and a lot of the attention has been on some of the impressive laptops and desktops on display. However, Windows Central brings us word of an under-the-radar Windows 10 PC that is incredibly just the size of a power adapter. More →
Ever since Windows 10 was announced early last year, Microsoft’s focus has shifted heavily toward the software side of its business. We’ve been too focused on Start menus, Edge browsers and Xbox One game streaming to pay much attention to the hardware that will actually run the OS, which is why Microsoft rearranged its priorities at Computex this week. More →
Although they don’t get as much attention these days as smartphones, Windows-based personal computers are still a staple of the computing experience throughout the world. That said, it’s been a while since Windows PCs were actually something to get excited about the same way that we get excited for new iPhones and new Galaxy S models every year. Writing over at Techpinions, Bob O’Donnell makes the case that the launch of Windows 10 marks a significant milestone for new Windows PCs, which for the first time in years might be worthy of our excitement again. More →
Google focused on a few main projects at Google I/O last week that’ll soon lead to some big launches, including Android M, Google Now and Jump virtual reality. But these are hardly the only things Google is working on right now. In fact, Google has four new projects that paint quite a picture for the future of computing. More →
Original Apple computers might not be of very much practical use today, but they can certainly fetch shockingly high prices when sold to collectors. But that’s only if you know what they might be worth. One woman in California apparently didn’t know that the old junk she was carting off to the dump included an early Apple computer, and she missed out on an epic payout in the process. More →
Even if you haven’t yet tried it yourself, you probably already know that Windows 10 is a breath of fresh air. Windows 8 was an absolutely disaster, as Microsoft recognized that it needed to compete in the mobile space but decided that a single hybrid operating system was the answer. Sadly, the resulting OS failed on both fronts.
Windows 10 will follow the same path to an extent, but it dials back the new interface that angered so many users. Better yet, Microsoft has said on numerous occasions that the upgrade will be free for many users — but there is a great deal of confusion surrounding exactly who will be eligible for the free upgrade.
Here’s everything we know right now. More →
Solid-state drive (SSD) can significantly increase the performance of a computers compared to regular hard-disk drives (HDD), but flash memory has never been the most affordable option for buyers. However, that’s about to change, as SanDisk on Tuesday announced a new family of SSDs that should be as affordable as regular HDDs. More →
Instapaper Marco Arment is a very influential iOS and Mac developer who has long sung the praises of many Apple products. However, he’s also not afraid to let Apple absolutely have it when he thinks they’ve delivered a subpar effort and that’s exactly what he thinks they’ve done with the new 2015 MacBook. In a scathing review published on his blog, Arment rips into Apple for the design choices it made with the new laptop and he even expresses concern about whether the company has run out of ideas for improving its computers other than making them thinner. More →