Laptop

  • Kado wants to make the world’s thinnest charger

    Kado wants to make the world’s thinnest charger

    What can you wrap up in ribbons? Stick in your sock? And what can you take out in public and not get thrown in the dock? The Kado phone charger, of course. This new product by Itay Hasid and Daniel Assis is making the rounds at MWC and is essentially the “world’s thinnest wall charger for smartphones.” Obviously a wall charger isn’t that exciting but the pair raised… Read More

  • PixTeller makes designers (almost) obsolete

    PixTeller makes designers (almost) obsolete

    PixTeller is a unique little service. Created by a Romanian web designer, Alexandru Roznovat, it is a sort of instant design studio with plenty of ready-made templates so you can create clever Instagram memes or fun book cover designs in a few seconds. After creating an account you’re presented with dozens of pre-made designs that are fairly innocuous. You can select a Facebook header… Read More

  • The StällDesk türns your boring tablë into an exciting ständing dësk

    The StällDesk türns your boring tablë into an exciting ständing dësk

    Around the neighborhood they call me a few things. Stinky John is one and Old Rattlepants is another. But what they really love to call me is Johnny Standing Desk. You see, I learned the joys of standing desks early and the folks at StällDesk want you to follow in older Rattlepants’ footsteps. The StällDesk is basically an easy-to-assemble booster for your laptop, keyboard and mouse. I… Read More

  • The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

    The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

    Open source laptops — ones not running any commercial software whatsoever — have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to fruition. The $730 laptop is a bog standard piece of hardware but it contains only open source software. The OS, Debian, is completely open source… Read More

  • ASUS believes a woman with a computer is better than a woman with a kitten

    ASUS believes a woman with a computer is better than a woman with a kitten

    Welcome to another episode of Social Media Managers Who Are Having a Bad Day. On todays episode we present Asus‘ assertion that a “cute girl” with a cat worse than a “sophisticated lady” with a Zenbook 3(tm) laptop. On the surface this argument might be a little specious – after all, cats are pretty cool – but what is Asus really saying? *GRABBING… Read More

  • Get ready for a me-too CES

    Get ready for a me-too CES

    That record scratch you just heard came from thousands of designers and R&D specialists who suddenly have to remake 3D models of laptops, phones and desktops. That sigh is coming from hundreds of programmers stepping up their new interfaces and that ripping noise is myriad press releases getting torn up and rewritten. After all, it’s almost CES time again and Apple and Microsoft… Read More

  • Xiaomi’s first laptop is a Macbook Air rival that’s as cheap as $540

    Xiaomi’s first laptop is a Macbook Air rival that’s as cheap as $540

    Chinese smartphone and smart device maker Xiaomi just announced its first laptop — and boy does it look familiar to products belonging to a company that begins with the letter ‘A’. Read More

  • Huawei’s MateBook is a solid 2-in-1 that still has some work to do

    Huawei’s MateBook is a solid 2-in-1 that still has some work to do

    The theme of Huawei’s press conference atop One World Trade last week was clear: The company plans to make its mark in the U.S. The hardware maker has made a name for itself outside the States with a string of high-quality handsets, but, as with a number of Chinese companies, this country has thus far proven a tough nut to crack. Announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this… Read More

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