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03:25, 2019-10-15

What to expect from Windows 10 November 2019 Update: A pleasant surprise The next feature update to Windows 10 is nearly ready for the general public. But this one will only take minutes to install, and it's likely to be the smoothest update ever. Here's why....
19:17, 2019-10-14

Panasonic's Toughbook 55 is the latter-day ThinkPad W-series If you're missing the UltraBay and field serviceability of the ThinkPad W-series, but need higher than average-durability, the ToughBook 55 may be a good fit....
17:51, 2019-10-14

HP and Girl Rising debut education program for 10 million students and teachers in US, India and Nigeria A software suite of modules, focused on youth empowerment and life skills will be pre-loaded onto HP Education Edition PC to benefit up to 10 million students and educators....
13:51, 2019-10-12

GeoZilla Tracker hands-on: A relatively inexpensive GPS tracker that provides peace of mind Want to track personal items, your dog, or even a kid who isn't old enough to have a phone? That's where the GeoZilla Tracker shines. The $50 Tracker connects to GPS and GSM networks worldwide and rep...
21:34, 2019-10-11

Google's Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, and Made by Google hardware event squeezed by Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft launches Google's Made by Google hardware event will take the wraps off of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL, but preceding events from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Microsoft have upped the ante for products today a...
13:00, 2019-10-10

Samsung to invest $11 billion into QD displays The aggressive investment plan is Samsung Display's attempt to diversify its portfolio amid slowing smartphone growth and the rise of China, with the company set to begin production of 65-inch QD disp...
10:34, 2019-10-10

The desktop is dead, and Intel's NUC killed it: AMD to build a SFF PC kit Optical media and traditional hard drives are giving way to streaming video and SSDs for end users. As a result, the ATX form factor is falling by the wayside....
11:34, 2019-10-09

Hands-on: ICS-JMR USB-C to SATA DriveLock forensic disk controller Since SSDs and traditional hard drives lack a jumper or switch for write protection, law enforcement and investigative services use forensic disk controllers to avoid data corruption....
11:34, 2019-10-09

Review: ICS-JMR USB-C to SATA DriveLock forensic disk controller Since SSDs and traditional hard drives lack a jumper or switch for write protection, law enforcement and investigative services use forensic disk controllers to avoid data corruption....
11:34, 2019-10-09

What happens to Boot Camp if Apple boots Intel? The adoption of Intel processors allowed Macs to more easily run Windows. But a switch to its own processors would probably put an end to dual-boot Macs....
04:34, 2019-10-09

Samsung updates Chromebook lineup with two new models The 11.6-inch Chromebook 4 and 15.6-inch Chromebook 4+ feature some rugged features, Intel Celeron processors, and Google Assistant built in at starting prices of $230 and $300, respectively....
20:00, 2019-10-08

Samsung continues tough year with expectations of halved Q3 profits Samsung's third quarter profits dropped 56% from the previous year due to continued lowered demand for memory chips, but the Galaxy Note 10 is expected to take the mobile business out of its slump....
07:34, 2019-10-08

Windows 10 on Arm: What you need to know before you buy a Surface Pro X Repeat after me: Windows 10 on Arm is not Windows RT. It’s also not the Windows 10 you know. Before you order an Arm-powered Windows device like the new Surface Pro X, read this....
23:34, 2019-10-07

Google Pixel 4 event: How to watch and what to expect Google will likely unveil the Pixel 4 at its 'Made by Google' on Oct. 15, but it might also introduce a new Nest Mini, Nest Wi-Fi, Pixelbook 2 or Pixelbook Go, and maybe even the Pixel Buds 2. Here's ...
23:34, 2019-10-07

LG V50 ThinQ 5G review: A dual-display 5G flagship LG’s V50 ThinQ 5G is a 5G smartphone with a difference: it comes with a hinged cover that incorporates a second screen. If this doesn’t appeal, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere....
16:34, 2019-10-07

Samsung paves the way for 24 gigabyte High Bandwidth Memory Samsung has developed the industry's first 12-layer 3D-TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology, allowing for the stacking of 12 DRAM chips and paving the way for 24GB High Bandwidth Memory....
16:34, 2019-10-07

RAVPower 27000mAh with AC Outlet I've been looking for the ultimate power bank that will charge USB-A and USB-C, and offer an AC power outlet for other devices. RAVPower have just a power bank. And it's amazing....
10:00, 2019-10-07

Ultimate power bank -- RAVPower 27000mAh with AC Outlet I've been looking for the ultimate power bank that will charge USB-A and USB-C, and offer an AC power outlet for other devices. RAVPower has just a power bank. And it's amazing....
10:00, 2019-10-07

Microsoft Surface Neo: 10 years after Courier, do dual-screen tablets make sense? Xbox team co-founder J Allard proposed a foldable tablet in 2009, which was cancelled in 2011. Despite attempts from Acer and ASUS, the dual-screen devices have not taken off. Will Microsoft succeed?...
04:00, 2019-10-04

Foldable future: How Microsoft hopes to define a new hardware category with Surface Neo and Duo Microsoft's Windows-based Surface Neo and Android-based Surface Duo are a glimpse of the dual-screen, foldable devices that will redefine the laptop, tablet, and phone markets....
04:00, 2019-10-04

Microsoft's new Surface devices are loaded with 'impressive engineering' Microsoft's seven-year-old Surface line welcomes a slew of new and updated devices--including a few surprises. Ed Bott walks us through the highlights....
18:34, 2019-10-03

Microsoft Surface Pro 7: A cheat sheet Get the details about the Surface Pro 7, including which feature might be the deciding factor in whether you get the latest model in Microsoft's Surface Pro line of hybrid laptops....
18:34, 2019-10-03

Microsoft launched a phone and made me laugh Redmond presented the Surface Duo to wild gasps. But it insisted it isn't a phone. What is it, then? Now that's a question for the marketing department, one it tried hard to answer....
16:34, 2019-10-03

Do we really need another tech event? Stay tuned for Apple in October (probably) David Gewirtz launches Excel to delve into Apple announcement history. Will we see new Macs, iPads, and an Apple TV in October? Stay tuned for the predictions and yet another fantabulous spreadsheet g...
15:00, 2019-10-03

Microsoft's new hardware strategy should worry Apple and Intel Microsoft refresh of the Surface lineup, which included a new Surface Pro X and a preview of a folding smartphone and dual-screen tablet, should be of concern to other tech players, especially Apple a...
10:34, 2019-10-03

New Microsoft Surface devices: Prices, release dates, and where to buy Microsoft held an event on Oct. 2 to announce the Surface Duo, Surface Neo tablet, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro X, Surface Pro 7, and Earbuds. Here's how much everything costs, plus when and where to...
04:34, 2019-10-03

Smart speaker wars: As Amazon moves up, Sonos moves out Voice agents like Alexa have already caused Sonos to rethink its product line. Now, it's looking beyond the home as Amazon starts to go for its throat with the Echo Studio....
04:34, 2019-10-03

Microsoft Surface Neo: A cheat sheet Microsoft's dual-display Windows tablet represents a significant reimagining of Windows tablets, and how task switching and productivity works on Windows. Here's why it matters for business....
00:00, 2019-10-03

Photos: Highlights of the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and the Neo Microsoft introduced a new Surface Pro 7 with Ear Buds that link to Office to create instant captions and translations, and the Neo is a new foldable tablet....
20:34, 2019-10-02

Microsoft announces foldable Surface Duo and Neo devices Those crazy Microsoft Android phone rumors were true. Microsoft is making a dual-screen Android device that can be used as a phone called the Surface Duo. It's also making a dual-screen Neo tablet....
20:34, 2019-10-02

How emissions from 3D printers pose a potential health hazard You can move manufacturing out of traditional plants with 3D printers, but emissions continue to be a concern. A UL study found 216 different VOCs released through the use of 3D printers....
12:34, 2019-10-02

Amazon device event: Evolutionary, not revolutionary, and there's nothing wrong with that While Amazon's various devices inspired a range of reactions -- from "awesome" to "nonsense" -- the event overshadowed a potentially even bigger announcement that the company made a day earlier....
14:00, 2019-10-01

NXP i.MX 8M-powered MaaXBoard offers long-lived support, RPi HAT compatibility The MaaXBoard's use of an enterprise-targeted SoC with at least a decade of support from the manufacturer could undercut the issues seen with budget Raspberry Pi competitors....
19:34, 2019-09-30

HP launches Chromebook x360 12b, 14b with Universal Stylus Initiative support The new laptops are among the first products to support the USI standard, which will allow one digital stylus to be used with multiple compatible devices rather than being tied to a single one....
05:17, 2019-09-28

Intel's 'Barlow Pass' Optane DC persistent memory comes to workstations Intel showcased 96-layer QLC and previewed 144-layer QLC NAND, and is bringing Optane DIMMs to workstations, though research into PLC is unlikely to hit the mainstream....
21:51, 2019-09-27

Amazon Echo: Cheat sheet Amazon's smart speaker dominance may be facing a challenge from Google, but the Echo line is still on top. Find out all you need to know about Amazon Echo IoT devices....
21:51, 2019-09-27

New Amazon Echo devices: Prices, release dates, and pre-order info Here is everything Amazon announced during its hardware event in September, including how much each new Echo device and Amazon device costs, when it's up for pre-order or releasing, and where it'll be...
22:17, 2019-09-26

With Alexa, Echo hardware barrage, Amazon formalizes AWS-like innovation cadence Amazon is forming a template for its innovation cadence. Launch a slew of products for multiple use cases and see what ultimately takes off. Funny how Alexa, Echo and AWS product launches are starting...
22:17, 2019-09-26

A brief history of Microsoft's Surface: Missteps and successes Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinel...
22:17, 2019-09-26

Amazon's Echo, Alexa parade: What it all means Here are Larry Dignan's key takeaways from Amazon's 2019 hardware event and what it means for smart home integration, privacy, and digital assistants....
00:51, 2019-09-26

Amazon's new Alexa features, Echo devices check privacy, smart home integration boxes It's one thing to launch a bevy of Alexa enabled devices including a handful of Echos. It's another thing for Amazon to address the integration challenges and privacy concerns. At Amazon's hardware ev...
21:51, 2019-09-25

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 review: Unique design, but beware the trade-offs The ZenBook Pro Duo's full-width secondary ScreenPad Plus shows admirable commitment to innovation, but squeezing it into the chassis has consequences for ergonomics and battery life....
17:51, 2019-09-24

Roborock S4 robot vacuum review: Updated design takes on obstacles as it thoroughly cleans The Roborock series of vacuums has been reliably taking care of my chores for a couple of years, but the mopping capability was only something I used for testing. The S4 is the perfect vacuum for gett...
17:51, 2019-09-24

Raspberry Pi and Arduino powered robot lets users make art from wine Combining cloud computing and Internet of Things hardware, the Splash Machine allows users to create their own wine art online, streamed live and photographed for posterity....
18:17, 2019-09-20

Aliro aims to make quantum computers usable by traditional programmers Different quantum designs are suited to different workloads. Aliro hopes to provide a common platform to minimize differences and make it easier for businesses to adopt quantum....
04:51, 2019-09-19

Does the iPhone 11 have a hidden feature waiting to be activated? Over the past few months rumors pointed to the iPhone 11 ‘borrowing’ a feature from Samsung. But that feature was a no-show at the official unveiling....
17:51, 2019-09-17

LG Display changes boss amid LCD and OLED market squeezes LG Display is expected to commence a tough restructuring on its money-losing Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) business and hopes to increase the profitability of its OLED display panels under new leadersh...
02:17, 2019-09-17

With major PC OEMs supporting Linux, is this the year of the Linux laptop? While boutique vendors like System76 catered to Linux enthusiasts for years, major brands such as Dell, Lenovo, and now Huawei are selling Linux-powered notebooks....
20:51, 2019-09-16

Chuwi AeroBook review: Testing 5 Linux distributions The Chuwi AeroBook is a snappy, Ultrabook-style system at under half the price of the MacBook Air, from which it draws clear design inspirations. TechRepublic tests how it fares running Linux....
20:51, 2019-09-16

USB4 standards brings the number of different USB-C to USB-C cables to 8 USB Type C was envisioned as the universal connector, though USB-C cables are far from universal. USB4 cables are limited to a maximum length of 80 cm....
20:34, 2019-09-13

DT Research DT340T review: A versatile but expensive military-grade tablet DT Research's 14-inch DT340T is tough and capable (and heavy), but if you specify the discrete Nvidia GPU and maximise RAM, SSD storage and battery capacity you’ll end up with a hefty price tag....
01:34, 2019-09-13

Intel retracts Apollo Lake warning, discounts claims of reliability issues Intel published documentation indicating a major CPU flaw similar to the 2016 Silvermont C2000 bug, but now claims that changes relate only to height differences....
21:00, 2019-09-11

iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max: Everything Apple unveiled and what it means Sure, Apple's iPhones lack 5G and added a lot of catch-up features, but the cameras are worth a look and the price in some cases is right. Keep in mind Apple's new game is to sell you services, so it ...
14:34, 2019-09-11

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen) review: A top-quality 14-inch business ultraportable, with excellent security features The 2019 ThinkPad X1 Carbon is lighter and adds welcome features like PrivacyGuard and PrivacyAlert. The 4K screen is impressive, but does involve some trade-offs — notably battery life....
12:00, 2019-09-11

Shopping for a new laptop PC? Business buyers say they want these features If you're in the market for a new PC, which features matter most? I asked readers for their suggestions, and they responded with some smart recommendations. Here's a checklist any business buyer can u...
12:00, 2019-09-11

iPhone 11: A cheat sheet This comprehensive guide about iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max covers features, pricing, and more details that you need to know about Apple's latest mobile devices....
02:34, 2019-09-11

Why Apple's iPhone 11 may not excite businesses, but expanded focus on health data should Apple gives iPhone 11, Watch Series 5, and iPad incremental hardware refresh, but services like Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and a new health-focused Research app are the real story....
02:34, 2019-09-11

Apple's new iPhones: The hurdles ahead ZDNet's Larry Dignan outlines the big questions surrounding Apple's latest iPhone launch and whether the company can break through the upgrade cycle malaise....
18:34, 2019-09-10

Dell EMC PowerMax adds NVMe over fabric, doubles down on dual port Intel Optane drives Dell's use of Optane SSDs in their high-end PowerMax line could be the start of wider industry enthusiasm, as Intel is packaging Optane in more flexible ways for the enterprise....
18:34, 2019-09-10

5 Apple Watch apps to simplify your workday If you want to put your Apple Watch to work for you, here are five apps--which include IFTTT and Microsoft PowerPoint--that make it easier to take notes, give presentations, collaborate, and more....
18:34, 2019-09-10

Intel officially unveils Chaco Canyon, first fanless NUC in five years The Intel NUC 8 Rugged—otherwise known as Chaco Canyon—is intended for IoT, edge analytics, and digital signage, among other use cases, and is available in kit or board-only configurations....
18:34, 2019-09-10

Apple's iPhone 11 event: How to watch it Apple's September 10, 2019 event is believed to be our first look at the iPhone 11. Find out how to watch Apple event and what else is rumored to be announced....
23:00, 2019-09-09

Apple iPhone 2019 event: How to watch, start time, and what to expect Apple is holding an event on Sept. 11 to announce the next iPhone, thought to be called iPhone 11, and perhaps other hardware like an update to Apple Watch and maybe even Tile-like trackers called App...
23:51, 2019-09-07

Logitech MX Master 3 and MX Keys, hands on: Logitech reinvents the (mouse) wheel Logitech's new MX mouse and keyboard are pricey, but should suit power users who want quick shortcuts and people who regularly switch between a laptop and desktop PC....
16:17, 2019-09-04

Top desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) providers: Amazon, Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, and more Desktop-as-a-service adoption lags behind on-premise VDI, but the popularity of cloud-hosted desktops is growing. Here's a look at the top DaaS providers and their services....
19:51, 2019-09-03

Must-have travel gadget essentials If you're doing a lot of traveling, you quickly figure out what's important and what isn't. Here are some gadgets that I have found to be indispensable when I'm away from home or office....
11:34, 2019-09-01

Want a new iPhone or Android smartphone? Here's how and where to sell or trade your current model The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series was just released and we expect three new iPhones and two Google Pixel phones to launch soon. Now is the time to consider selling your current one before market p...
21:34, 2019-08-30

Buying a Windows laptop? Five must-have features for my next notebook When it's time to buy a new portable PC, there's more to consider than just the standard specs. I've found five features that can't be benchmarked but have an undeniable impact on productivity....
21:34, 2019-08-30

Our QLED TVs pack more punch for gamers: Samsung Gamers are the biggest growing force in TVs and Samsung has responded by packing its QLED TVs with gaming focused features, says its head of product strategy....
05:34, 2019-08-29

100+ critical IT policies every company needs, ready for download From BYOD and social media to ergonomics and encryption, TechRepublic Premium, ZDNet's sibling site, has dozens of ready-made, downloadable IT policy templates....
17:34, 2019-08-28

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: A capable all-rounder It's hard to find a combination of features that will satisfy both business users and consumers. Lenovo's ThinkBook is a creditable effort, but it's not without drawbacks....
17:34, 2019-08-28

Backblaze opens data center in Amsterdam, retains same pricing as US Cloud backup storage vendor Backblaze opened their first facility outside the US, but retains the same pricing structure, in contrast to Amazon's per-region pricing strategy....
20:00, 2019-08-27

Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspbian: Two months in, here's what I've learned so far The Raspberry Pi 4, and the associated Raspbian GNU/Linux release, have been out for a couple of months now. Here are my latest experiences and thoughts....
17:34, 2019-08-27

HP adds AMD Ryzen processor options to Pavilion Gaming Desktop, Gaming 15 Laptop PCs The Pavilion Gaming 15 is HP's first gaming notebook to feature an AMD processor, while the Pavilion Gaming Desktop gets a fresh chassis design that saves space while making user upgrades easier....
16:51, 2019-08-22

Why OpenPOWER's royalty-free ISA is set to transform enterprise compute Now, the POWER ISA can be integrated, royalty-free, making the architecture the high-performance counterpart to RISC-V. IBM is publishing reference implementations to help companies get started....
08:51, 2019-08-21

Open source POWER ISA takes aim at Intel and Arm for accelerator-driven computing Third-party hardware firms can now integrate the POWER ISA into their own products, making the architecture effectively the high-performance computing counterpart to RISC-V....
23:17, 2019-08-20

Why the iPad Pro replaced my MacBook Pro for travel After putting his iPad Pro to use as his main work machine, Patrick Gray explains what he does and doesn't like about the mobile device and its accessories....
23:17, 2019-08-20

Dell's OptiPlex 7070 Ultra fully modular all-in-one can declutter your desk The problem with all-in-one PCs like iMacs is that monitors have a longer shelf life than computers. Dell's new offering bridges the gap in a creative way....
15:51, 2019-08-20

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL review: A solid ultraportable, with added ScreenPad The ZenBook 14 UX434FL is a lightweight yet robust 14-inch laptop. The ScreenPad may or may not appeal, but don't let that distract you from the rest of what's on offer here....
18:00, 2019-08-16

Back to school: Best laptops for students As the new semester rolls around, students will need to secure a laptop for their everyday needs and studies. Here are some of the best laptops on offer....
18:00, 2019-08-16

Samsung re-Arms Galaxy Book S laptop with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chip Samsung continues its fascination with Arm-based SOCs for its laptops, with the latest Snapdragon technology designed to boost performance while retaining its promise of always-on connectivity and 23 ...
19:00, 2019-08-11

Samsung Unpacked 2019 in pictures: Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Book S, and surprise guests Samsung Unpacked 2019 was filled product reveals like the Galaxy Note 10, a redesigned S Pen, and a new ultra-thin, cellular-connected laptop called the Galaxy Book S, as well as surprise guests like ...
10:34, 2019-08-08

Photos: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ Samsung is aiming the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ at business buyers with features like an improved DeX experience, better integration with Microsoft Office and OneDrive, as well as the new S Pen and ...
10:34, 2019-08-08

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6: A cheat sheet Samsung's latest tablet is built to compete with high-end devices like the iPad Pro. Here's what business professionals need to know about the Galaxy Tab S6....
03:34, 2019-08-08

To 5G or not to 5G? Galaxy Note 10 delivers 'extremely capable upgrade' for business users Samsung just announced its Galaxy Note series update with the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. Expected internal updates were made, along with improvements to the S Pen capability and camera functionality....
03:34, 2019-08-08

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G: Why the hell should I pay $1,300 for minimal futureproofing? Yes, Samsung is out early with 5G devices, but the give and take with carriers mean there will be early adopter challenges. The most galling thing is that you have to pay a premium for the privilege o...
01:00, 2019-08-08

Galaxy Note 10: Two sizes so Samsung can expand beyond productivity loyalists At its core the Samsung Note 10 is a business and productivity device and even a mobile computing platform, but a smaller version aims to reach consumers, enterprise buying programs and more creative ...
23:00, 2019-08-07

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10: Our 5 big questions Samsung executives said on the company's second quarter conference call that they were expecting a volume pop related to the Note 10. First, the Note 10 will have to resolve a few outstanding question...
20:00, 2019-08-07

Seagate leads in disk drive deployments, failures in BackBlaze report Cloud storage company BackBlaze offers a great deal of transparency into their deployments. Here's what you need to know before buying your next hard drive....
17:00, 2019-08-06

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (2019): A welcome update for the most affordable MacBook Pro The new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers better value for money than its Touch Bar-less predecessor, offering strong battery life and lightweight design for business users who need a speedy bu...
20:17, 2019-08-05

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Unpacked event: How to watch and what to expect On Aug. 7, Samsung will host an Unpacked event in New York to announce the Galaxy Note 10. Here's how to watch it, plus everything we think will be announced during the show....
20:17, 2019-08-05

Want 1.5TB of RAM in your PC? It will cost you! It might seem insane, but there are certain situations where having 1.5TB of RAM might be useful (and no, it isn't so you can have a few Google Chrome tabs open!)....
11:00, 2019-08-04

Build your own IT pro toolbox If you're in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need the right tools to help you get the job done in a fast, efficient, and safe way. Here are a selection of tools that y...
19:34, 2019-08-03

Stratasys' MakerBot launches Method X, a 3D printing workstation The Method X is designed to produce manufacturing grade parts with ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) material, a 100 degree Celsius chamber and Stratasys SR-30 soluble supports....
18:51, 2019-08-01

Here's how to replace the battery in your MacBook or MacBook Pro Is the battery in your MacBook or MacBook Pro getting old? Is the battery no longer making it through the day? Why not have a go at replacing the battery....
10:17, 2019-08-01

Synology announces new FlashStation and DiskStation models for all-flash arrays Two new rack-able FlashStation models and a much-needed successor to the RS18017xs+ are solid options for the enterprise, while prosumer-focused DS620slim provides headroom for six 2.5" SATA drives....
18:34, 2019-07-31

5G smartphones: A cheat sheet This comprehensive guide covers plans from leading smartphone vendors as the industry begins wide deployment of 5G mobile networks and devices that leverage them....
18:34, 2019-07-31

Hands-on review: Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 Dell's Latitude 7400 2-in-1 tries to deliver a little bit of everything for every potential use case, resulting in a 14-inch ultraportable with a 360-degree hinge, with active stylus input....
18:34, 2019-07-31

Nvidia announces 10 new RTX Studio laptops and mobile workstations Also, as Nvidia's ray tracing technology gains traction in a variety of industries, major ISVs are debuting new applications with support for RTX technology....
17:51, 2019-07-31

Chuwi LapBook Plus review: Nice 4K screen, shame about the processing power The 4K screen is impressive, but unfortunately Chuwi's Atom-powered LapBook Plus lacks the horsepower to do a lot of the things you'd buy a 4K laptop to do....
17:51, 2019-07-31

LG's Q2 profit drops due to low OLED and mobile sales LG's second quarter profit saw a 15.4% decline from lower TV profits and sales and losses from mobile, but overall sales increased 4.1% thanks to record sales from its home appliances business....
17:51, 2019-07-31

Unihertz Titan first impressions: Big, rugged, long-lasting, QWERTY Android phone Some BlackBerry Passport fans wanted to see an Android version of the Passport and Unihertz is working to bring one variation on this desire. The Titan is a behomoth of a smartphone that is also likel...
17:51, 2019-07-31

Sennheiser MB 360 UC, hands on: A Bluetooth headset for multiple use cases Sennheiser's MB 360 UC scores highly on audio quality and battery life is good, but some users may have wearability and usability issues, so try before you buy....
17:51, 2019-07-31

How to customize Apple AirPods settings Apple AirPods, the popular white wireless in-ear headphones, offer useful utility as well as customizable features. Here's how to adjust several AirPods settings to your liking....
08:01, 2019-07-24

LG's OLED TV strategy needs to change or face mobile's plight LG's second quarter profit has been hit hard by declines in OLED TV sales and rival Samsung's QLED onslaught. It's time for LG to drop its over-confidence and pursue a more aggressive pricing model an...
02:51, 2019-07-22

Nintendo's Switch Lite puts the company's console lines at a crossroads The company improved its hit-and-miss home console record with the Switch while the Switch Lite is heir to its portable device legacy. With those products covering the range of console gaming settings...
00:17, 2019-07-18

How to shop with Alexa and get early access to deals ZDNet breaks down all of the ways that Amazon Prime members can use Alexa to shop, find the best deals, track their packages, and more when shopping on Amazon....
19:17, 2019-07-17

Tech news roundup: Amazon Prime Day and the highest-rated workplaces of 2019 This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet stories include a breach of Sprint customers' data, notes from the Duo Security 2019 access report, and how execs are taking charge of digital transformation plans....
19:17, 2019-07-17

How to connect AirPods to a Mac Apple's AirPods are surprisingly convenient. In addition to serving as wireless headphones for your iPhone, you can also use AirPods with your Mac. Here's how....
07:34, 2019-07-17

Amazon Prime Day 2019: How to use Alexa to find the best deals ZDNet breaks down all of the ways that Amazon Prime members can use Alexa to shop, find the best deals, track their packages, and more when shopping on Amazon....
20:34, 2019-07-15

PC shipments grew in Q2, fueled by tariff concerns and Windows 7 migrations End of extended support for Windows 7 is just six months away, giving a modest boost to the PC market, though concern over potential tariffs sent shipments higher....
15:51, 2019-07-12

HP: Product design must reflect rapid Asian urbanisation, changing demographics Asia's growing population needs to have a bigger voice in the global development of new products, which also will need to cater to the region's increasingly young workforce and change in consumption f...
04:51, 2019-07-12

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The business strategy behind the sale ZDNet's Larry Dignan explains that, yes, Amazon Prime Day is a big shopping bonanza for 48 hours, but there are some business perks that come with launching one of the e-commerce giant's biggest event...
19:17, 2019-07-11

Epson just announced the perfect business notebook, but good luck trying to buy one The 13.3" Epson Endeavor NA520E offers swappable batteries, field-replaceable RAM and SSDs, a wealth of ports, thin bezels, and durability without being a tank. But you'll have to buy it in Japan....
21:17, 2019-07-10

Can Apple be better now Jony Ive is gone? Now that Jony Ive has left the position as Apple's Chief Design Officer, can the company now start making products that are not only beautiful, but also reliable and repairable?...
17:17, 2019-07-10

How to speed up your old, tired Mac Has your Mac gone from feeling super speedy to super sluggish? Have boot times gone from seconds to minutes? Are you starting to think that it might be time to buy a new Mac? Not so fast! Here's how y...
19:17, 2019-07-09

Magic Leap jumps from office collaboration to smart cities Magic Leap aims to combine the AR worlds of ubiquitous Glass-like cues and HoloLens-like rich visuals in a bid to build a digital overlay onto our cities. For now, its demos show span entertainment an...
19:17, 2019-07-09

On the road with the Garmin Dash Cam Mini and 66W: Clear video, driver assist, and smartphone control My family likes to drive older vehicles so mobile tech such as Garmin's line of dashboard cameras offer important functionality. A couple of the latest Garmin cameras bound the current lineup with a t...
18:00, 2019-07-08

Building the ultimate cable organizer Mixing CAD, 3D printing, some basic woodworking, and the self-discipline to throw out obsolete cables, David Gewirtz takes you through the process of building the ultimate cable organizer and his trie...
18:00, 2019-07-08

How much does 1.5TB of RAM cost? While most of us get away with having a few gigabytes of RAM, there are modern motherboards designed for workstations that can take enormous amounts of RAM. But lots of RAM is expensive. Very expensiv...
16:17, 2019-07-06

Developers: How PINE64 is creating a community to compete with Raspberry Pi's PINE64 is on a social mission to make device ecosystems that developers can collaborate on. TechRepublic interviewed PINE64's Lukasz Erecinski about the company's philosophy toward open source....
14:51, 2019-07-04

Must-have accessory for all MacBook owners I'm not a big fan when it comes to dongles and hubs for laptops, but this accessory is perfect for anyone with a MacBook or Windows laptop equipped with only USB-C ports....
16:00, 2019-07-03

Best Raspberry Pi alternatives (Best of 2019) Looking for single board computers? Here is a fantastic selection of single board computers suitable for a variety of projects, from basic homebrew builds all the way to advanced applications such as ...
16:17, 2019-07-02

Best Android smartphones (July 2019) If you are in the market for a new Android smartphone, here are a selection that offer a level of power and performance that would give the iPhone a run for its money....
15:17, 2019-07-02

The tech that changed us: 50 years of breakthroughs Technology can transform us, in good ways and bad. Do you recall the single most influential tech innovation from the year you graduated high school? We do....
13:34, 2019-06-29

Technology that changed us: The 1970s, from Pong to Apollo In this 50-year retrospective, we're not just looking at technology year by year, we're looking at technologies that had an impact on us, paved the way for the future, and changed us, in ways good and...
23:51, 2019-06-28

Raspberry Pi 4: This thing is a PC, says board's creator Eben Upton In this Q&A, Eben Upton talks about what the new Raspberry Pi 4 makes possible, whether Windows will be coming to the Raspberry Pi, and future plans for the board....
23:17, 2019-06-27

Low-cost Raspberry Pi 4 cluster handles record web traffic for Pi 4 launch The ISP that hosts the official Raspberry Pi website created an 18-board Pi 4 cluster to host much of the site -- demonstrating the board's potential to break into the server market....
23:17, 2019-06-27

DJI unveils plans to start assembling drones in US amid security concerns The world’s largest consumer drone maker also rebutted security concerns on its products, saying it does not collect customer data or send it back to China....
20:00, 2019-06-27

Micron Technology sees rebound in cloud, data center spending Micron Technology's third quarter wasn't as bad as feared and one big reason is that cloud providers are starting to build out infrastructure after a spending pause....
20:00, 2019-06-27

Orbit B-hyve Sprinkler Timer review: Affordable, powerful smart watering controller While we all love green grass and healthy gardens, we are also cognizant of water restrictions and limited water supplies. The Orbit B-hyve Sprinkler Timer provides control for your home and business ...
20:00, 2019-06-27

Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud's debacle This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a look at the companies that hire the most data scientists, four significant impacts of a security breach, and a first-hand account of a major h...
18:51, 2019-06-19

HP adds second-gen AMD Ryzen mobile processors options to latest EliteBook 700 G6 business laptops With the 13.3-inch EliteBook 735 G6 and the 14-inch EliteBook 745 G6, HP continues to provide an alternative to Intel for enterprise notebooks. The new laptops can be equipped with up to a Ryzen 7 370...
16:17, 2019-06-19

Motorola One Vision review: An affordable 21:9-screen handset with good cameras A mid-range handset with a ’CinemaVision’ screen and a 48MP main rear camera, the Motorola One Vision is solidly built and punches well above its weight. Battery life could be better though....
16:34, 2019-06-18

Samsung to foster neural processing unit Samsung has designated neural processing units as being core technologies in artificial intelligence and will hire 2,000 people in the area by 2030 as part of its goal to lead in logic chip businesses...
07:51, 2019-06-18

Muse 2: The brain-sensing headband designed to help you relax The Muse 2 is a multi-sensor meditation device that can read your brainwaves in real time and offer you useful feedback to improve your meditation skills and become more relaxed....
21:00, 2019-06-16

Muse 2: The gadget that can read your mind (yes, really) The Muse 2 is a multi-sensor meditation device that can read your brainwaves in real time and offer you useful feedback to improve your meditation skills and become more relaxed....
21:00, 2019-06-16

Iridium GO! Off The Grid Package Off the Grid Package includes: Iridium GO, travel bag, solar charger, 2 batteries, SatStation desktop charger, AC travel charger with international adapters, DC car charger, USB data cable protective ...
11:17, 2019-06-15

Iridium GO! Turn any smartphone into a satellite phone with internet access If you're planning to go off the grid over the summer, here's how you can still get access to phonecalls, text, and internet by accessing the Iridium satellite network....
11:17, 2019-06-15

Build your own $20,000 Windows 10 workstation Got a few tens of thousands of dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Here is a high-performance Windows 10 workstation that will be able to chew through any job you throw at it....
13:51, 2019-06-14

Don't believe these iPhone Lightning cable myths Makers of third-party Lightning cables for iPhones keep pushing falsehoods to try to dupe people into buying their cables. Here are three myths you should ignore....
13:51, 2019-06-14

A first look at two SLA 3D printers (TL;DR: They're goopy) When most people think about 3D printers, they're really thinking about the kind that use filament. But there's another type, called SLA, that uses a liquid resin and produces incredible detail. We ta...
19:00, 2019-06-12

Father's Day 2019: Cool tech and gadgets for dad Dad's big day is coming up, and finding just the right gift can be tough. Here are some of the coolest gadgets for Father's Day, whether it's for the outdoorsy dad, the techie dad, or the foodie dad....
11:34, 2019-06-12

How to make your iPhone battery last all day If you use your iPhone a lot then you'll be used to watching that battery meter go down... and down... and down. Here are a few tricks that I use to make my iPhone's battery last all day....
11:00, 2019-06-11

Here's why your iPhone takes longer to charge in summer Have you noticed that your iPhone -- this also applies to most other smartphones and tablets too -- takes longer to charge during summer? Here's why, along with what you can do about it....
21:51, 2019-06-10

10 perfectly good monitors that cost less than the Apple Pro Stand Apple's Pro Display XDR unveiling was dragged down by the announcement of a proprietary $999 stand, sold separately. Here's 10 alternatives for those who won't stand for this pricing model....
08:51, 2019-06-08

5G network deployments stymied by Huawei ban as other firms scramble to fill the void Huawei's 5G equipment "leads the pack," but its "major problem is that you can't succeed in markets if governments bar you from competing in them," according to a GlobalData report....
08:51, 2019-06-08

Best Raspberry Pi alternatives (June 2019 edition) Fantastic selection of single board computers suitable for a variety of projects, from basic homebrew builds all the way to advanced applications such as automation, and even AI and ML, with prices ra...
09:51, 2019-06-07

How much will 1.5TB of RAM for your Mac Pro actually cost? Apple's new Mac Pro has the capability for a whopping 1.5TB of RAM. But a lot of people have no idea how much this amount of RAM would cost. Let me tell you, but you'd better take a seat....
12:34, 2019-06-06

Tech news roundup: WWDC, dangerous employees, and prescriptive analytics This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include highlights from WWDC, a warning to employers regarding employee security, and what you need to know about prescriptive analytics....
22:51, 2019-06-05

The dark side of the WWDC 2019 keynote It's easy to be distracted by all the shiny new stuff. But peel that away and what we actually got at WWDC 2019 keynote was mostly irrelevant and niche stuff....
13:17, 2019-06-05

macOS Catalina: Will your Mac run it? Will your existing Mac run the new macOS Catalina upgrade which is due out this fall, or has the time come to give Apple a huge chunk of cash for a new Mac?...
21:51, 2019-06-04

iOS 13 and iPadOS: Will your iPhone or iPad run it? Will your existing iPhone or iPad run the new iOS 13 and iPadOS upgrades, due out this fall, or has the time come to give Apple a huge chunk of cash for new devices?...
21:51, 2019-06-04

At WWDC 2019, Apple did the impossible and annoyed all the right people At the Worldwide Developers' Conference, Tim Cook and his cohorts somehow achieved a rare feat: pleasing the vast majority and irritating those who deserved it....
19:01, 2019-06-04

Apple's new Mac Pro: You win some, you lose some. But mostly, you win Did Apple go terribly wrong with the new Mac Pro? We look at our previous concerns and explore how they stand up to Apple's announcement of new high-end hardware at WWDC....
14:17, 2019-06-04

Apple products you should and shouldn't buy: June 2019 edition Apple products are expensive, so it makes sense to avoid buying anything that's nearing the end of its lifecycle, or when you can buy something of equivalent quality from another vendor. Here is a lis...
18:17, 2019-06-03

Why HPE sees memory-driven computing as an answer to Moore's Law Purpose-built computing accelerators are being developed to gain higher performance, though memory-driven computing can be used to accelerate the accelerators....
15:51, 2019-06-03

What does Arm's new N1 architecture mean for Windows servers? Whether it's Windows Enterprise or a specialised IoT version of Windows Server, Windows on Arm is going to be an option for industrial and edge computing....
14:17, 2019-06-03

Alienware redesigns m15, m17 gaming laptops, adds ninth-generation Intel Core processors The updated notebooks are the thinnest and lightest 15-inch and 17-inch portables Dell's gaming arm has ever produced, while still offering advanced features like eye-tracking technology and OLED disp...
05:17, 2019-06-02

PCI Express 5.0 finalized, but 4.0-compatible hardware is only now shipping The PCI Express standard stagnated after the release of PCI Express 3.0 in 2010. Major speed improvements are coming to PCI Express in the near future....
23:34, 2019-05-31

Is it possible to leave the Apple ecosystem? TechRepublic's Karen Roby asks ZDNet's Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani if it's feasible to happily leave the Apple ecosystem after being invested in their products....
23:34, 2019-05-31

Dell Technologies fiscal Q1 mixed as storage, server and networking sales fall The company cited slower demand in China and large enterprise opportunities. Earnings in the quarter were better than expected, but sales fell short....
09:34, 2019-05-31

Apple already the No. 3 smart glasses player without a product, says survey Digi-Capital and Augmented World Expo dish out a bevy of takeaways in a research report on augmented reality and smartglasses, but they didn't quite expect Apple to be cited as a player even though it...
04:00, 2019-05-30

Intel and AMD announce new CPUs at Computex 2019 Intel and AMD presented new processors that will make their way into upcoming computers. Karen Roby and James Sanders discuss the next generation of CPUs....
03:34, 2019-05-29

Apple already the No. 3 smartglasses player without a product, says survey Digi-Capital and Augmented World Expo dish out a bevy of takeaways in a research report on augmented reality and smartglasses, but they didn't quite expect Apple to be cited as a player even though it...
18:17, 2019-05-24

Hardware and software vendors continue to flee Huawei following blacklisting Just over one week after an executive order prohibiting US companies from selling products to Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer finds itself with few friends....
00:17, 2019-05-24

HP's Q2 revenue remains flat with drop in PC units and printers sold While sales of desktop units were up slightly year-over-year, HP still saw an overall drop in the number of PCs sold due to the decline in Notebooks units....
00:00, 2019-05-24

Arm suspends cooperation with Huawei, endangering mobile and server business UK-based Arm Holdings has issued a memo to staff indicating it must stop working with Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei, following a US trade dispute....
21:34, 2019-05-22

Sony Mobile effectively exiting US market amid slowing sales of smartphones Sony's new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida calls the loss-making division "indispensable," though half-hearted efforts in the US and struggles in carrier partnerships made Sony a minority player stateside....
21:34, 2019-05-22

Huawei's "plan B" smartphone OS: What it needs to succeed Component manufacturers around the world are cutting off Huawei following an executive order signed by President Trump. As a result, Huawei's contingency plan may see the light of day....
10:17, 2019-05-22

Walmart to take on Amazon Fire with trio of cheap Android tablets The new devices, which include a $64 8-inch and $79 10.1-inch slate and a $99 10.1-inch model with detachable keyboard, go on sale this week under the company's Onn electronics brand....
07:51, 2019-05-22

Apple offers free keyboard replacement program for MacBook, MacBook Pro, refreshes MacBook Pro lineup Apple's move to offer free keyboard replacements on MacBooks and prioritization on repairs amounts to some insurance for customers' collective piece of mind....
21:34, 2019-05-21

Honor 20 Lite review: Budget smartphone with good cameras, but competition is fierce Honor's entry-level 20-series handset offers decent battery life and performance, good cameras and plenty of internal storage. Among the downsides are Micro-USB for charging and an LCD rather than OLE...
17:34, 2019-05-21

MDS vulnerabilities lead Chrome OS 74 to disable hyper-threading Hyper-Threading, Intel's implementation of symmetric multithreading (SMT) can be exploited using the newly-disclosed MDS vulnerabilities, like Fallout and ZombieLoad....
16:34, 2019-05-21

Quantum computing is not a cure-all for business computing challenges Quantum computing shows promise for specific industries, though business applications that rely on classical concepts are a poor fit for quantum systems....
16:34, 2019-05-21

Beyond the PC: Lenovo's ambitious plan for the future of computing Lenovo is a leading PC manufacturer, a top-five player in the server market and has recently returned its smartphone group to profit. Here's where the company is going next....
16:34, 2019-05-21

Photos: Atari, Unix, ENIAC, and more from Vintage Computer Festival East 2019 Unix co-inventor Ken Thompson and Atari hardware engineer Joe Decuir were the keynote speakers at the Vintage Computer Festival East 2019. See photos of cool vintage tech on display at the event....
16:34, 2019-05-21

The 'modular' Mac Pro is the solution to a problem that Apple itself created As is the case with most things related to Apple, there's a lot of buzz surrounding the anticipated 'modular' Mac Pro. But who really wants a 'modular' Mac?...
15:17, 2019-05-21

Roborock S6 robot vacuum review: Faster, quieter, and more efficient than its predecessor The most reliable and best performing robot vacuum I have ever tested was the Roborock S5. That title now passes to its successor, the Roborock S6, that improves in a couple of key areas along with co...
15:17, 2019-05-21

Six ways the new Mac Pro could go terribly, terribly wrong Apple has promised a new modular Mac Pro. With WWDC around the corner, there's a good chance we'll get a look at what Apple has in mind. But with Apple's recent track record, we have worries....
15:17, 2019-05-21

Sprint HTC 5G Hub available on May 31: Fast speeds on an Android-powered media center 5G networks are starting to go live and one of the first ways to experience this on Sprint is with the new HTC 5G Hub. It offers an Android media device with long battery life, connectivity for up to ...
15:17, 2019-05-21

How tough are Apple's MacBook Pro laptops? This is a question I get asked a lot. As it turns out, I got the opportunity the other day to find out just how tough they are. And the answer is, they're pretty rugged....
15:17, 2019-05-21

Garmin Forerunner 945 review: Music, mapping, payments, pulse, and incident detection The Garmin 935 was the premier running and triathlon watch two years ago, but its successor improves in nearly every aspect to even beat out last years Fenix sports watch models. It's the ultimate mul...
15:17, 2019-05-21