Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Chromebooks Get Blanket Approval For NYC Schools

    Chromebooks Get Blanket Approval For NYC Schools

    Google is already leading the pack in terms of tablets and notebooks sold to K-12 education providers, according to recent numbers from research firm IDC, and now it has gained another powerful new ally: The New York City Department of Education. The NYC CIO has signed on with Chromebooks, and Google Apps for Education, as par of their approved and supported (from an IT standpoint) tools for… Read More

  • iOS 8.1.1 Brings Bug Fixes, Hope For iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Device Owners

    iOS 8.1.1 Brings Bug Fixes, Hope For iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Device Owners

    iOS 8.1.1 is now available, as the first update since Apple’s launch of Apple Pay on the platform. It includes a number of bug fixes, improved overall stability, and, most importantly, performance improvements for older devices including the iPhone 4s and iPad 2. These devices, while technically supported with iOS 8.0, suffered a performance hit according to some as a result of the… Read More

  • Lean Hardware: Breeding Hardware Unicorns

    Lean Hardware: Breeding Hardware Unicorns

    About a year ago, Aileen Lee from Cowboy Ventures wrote her seminal piece on billion-dollar startups, now widely called “unicorns.” At the time, she found 39 U.S.-based software companies fewer than 10 years old in that category. As early-stage investors and hopeful hardware unicorn breeders, we looked into the situation of hardware unicorns and up-and-coming “ponies.” Read More

  • YotaPhone 2 Dual-Screen Smartphone Gets Its Debut December 3

    YotaPhone 2 Dual-Screen Smartphone Gets Its Debut December 3

    Smartphones are mostly similar, barring differences in performance, attention to detail and features that these days can seem pretty minor, especially on paper. YotaPhone is a different kettle of fish, a device from a Russian company that boasts a fairly standard smartphone display on one side, but also comes complete with a power-saving e-ink screen on the back. Generation 1 of the device… Read More

  • Asus Republic Of Gamers G551M Gaming Notebook Review

    Asus Republic Of Gamers G551M Gaming Notebook Review

    Gaming laptops are a hard needle to thread. On the one hand, you need something that’s portable enough to be considered an actual laptop. On the other, you need it to have enough power to handle some of the latest and greatest games available for PCs, and not at minimum graphics settings (which doesn’t count). Plus, it’s always nice if the computer also doesn’t look… Read More

  • Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November. Going over all the same features we see listed in every Surface Pro 3 ad, Microsoft talks about the touchscreen and the pen and the detachable keyboard, all the tune… Read More

  • Nokia Teases “Something” That Either Is, Or Comes In, A Black Box

    Nokia Teases “Something” That Either Is, Or Comes In, A Black Box

    Nokia is getting back into hardware after selling its handset division to Microsoft, but its re-entry into the gadgets market doesn’t look like it’s going to be a phone. The Finnish company tweeted out a teaser for an announcement it’s making November 18, which included a photo of a device that looks quite a big like an Apple TV, or some kind of streaming set-top box. It… Read More

  • Self-Tracking Suitcase Passes $1M On Indiegogo

    Self-Tracking Suitcase Passes $1M On Indiegogo

    From wearables to moveables, the rise of the sensornet rolls on: a Bluetooth-connected suitcase which keeps tabs on where in the world you’ve traveled and tracks its own location using GPS so you’ll never have to leave the lost luggage department with a crestfallen face has passed $1 million raised on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website. Read More

  • A Gift Guide For The Core Gamer Who Wants It All

    A Gift Guide For The Core Gamer Who Wants It All

    Do you like games? Do you also like playing them, regardless of surroundings, access to power, Wi-Fi or a clean water supply? We’ve got you covered, with a list of must-haves for those who’d rather play in virtual worlds than exist outside them. Strap in and prepare your hands with ample stretching, because what follows will arm you for hours of game time, both on-the-go, and at… Read More

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