Laptop News

Putting The ‘World’s Smallest Laptop’ To The Test – Forbes

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ben Sin The GPD Pocket is being billed as the world’s smallest laptop. With tech advances making gadgets increasingly capable (and more affordable), there’s never been a better time to be a so-called “digital nomad.” Personally, I cringe at the “digital nomad” term, but I can’t deny that it quite succinctly sums up people like me, who only needs solid internet connection and a digital device to do work. In the…

Putting The ‘World’s Smallest Laptop’ To The Test – Forbes

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ben Sin The GPD Pocket is being billed as the world’s smallest laptop. With tech advances making gadgets increasingly capable (and more affordable), there’s never been a better time to be a so-called “digital nomad.” Personally, I cringe at the “digital nomad” term, but I can’t deny that it quite succinctly sums up people like me, who only needs solid internet connection and a digital device to do work. In the…

Here’s How Much Faster Your Next Laptop Will Be – TIME

Monday, August 21, 2017

Just in time for the back-to-school shopping season, Intel is providing more detail about its new line of processors. The company’s eighth generation chips, nicknamed “Coffee Lake,” will power upcoming laptops launching this year and next. Most notably, the company is adding two additional cores to its U series of processors, which are the ones found in thin notebooks and laptop-tablet hybrids. Those extra cores should give computers powered by…

15 Years Later, Maine’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores – Fortune

Monday, August 21, 2017

When the Internet and digital tools first rose into popular consciousness, one major concern was that the barriers to access them would create a “digital divide” between rich and poor. Those with access to expensive new technology, the thinking went, would rocket ahead of those without it. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative was one of the earliest and largest efforts to bridge that divide. Starting in 2002, it provided a…

The best laptops for engineering students | TechRadar – TechRadar

Monday, August 21, 2017

If you’re an engineering student looking to buy a laptop during the back to school season, then you’ll be looking for a powerful and flexible workstation that has plenty of graphical grunt and can handle complex tasks and demanding applications. The exacting demands of an engineering student can in some cases make the hunt for the perfect laptop slightly easier, as it narrows your options in an increasingly crowded market….

Putting The ‘World’s Smallest Laptop’ To The Test – Forbes

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ben Sin The GPD Pocket is being billed as the world’s smallest laptop. With tech advances making gadgets increasingly capable (and more affordable), there’s never been a better time to be a so-called “digital nomad.” Personally, I cringe at the “digital nomad” term, but I can’t deny that it quite succinctly sums up people like me, who only needs solid internet connection and a digital device to do work. In the…

The best laptops for engineering students – TechRadar

Monday, August 21, 2017

If you’re an engineering student looking to buy a laptop during the back to school season, then you’ll be looking for a powerful and flexible workstation that has plenty of graphical grunt and can handle complex tasks and demanding applications. The exacting demands of an engineering student can in some cases make the hunt for the perfect laptop slightly easier, as it narrows your options in an increasingly crowded market….

Help Me, LAPTOP: Should I Buy a New Laptop or a New Battery? – Laptop Mag

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Many people keep their laptops for four, five or even more years and still find them powerful and functional enough for everyday use. But what happens when your old laptop can’t stay unplugged for very long? Unlike computer chips, LCD screens and hard drives, lithium-ion batteries — the kind in all laptops — have a very limited life span. Over the course of a couple of years, batteries start to…

The iPad Pro is about to start really competing with laptop computers – Business Insider

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apple released several videos on Friday focusing on upcoming software that will arrive in the coming months. Six new, slickly-produced videos feature new things that Apple’s iPad Pro models can do with iOS 11, which is still in beta. Apple doesn’t usually make advertisements for beta software, suggesting that a big Apple launch is right around the corner.  That’s because when Apple launched new iPad Pro models June, many…

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School … – NPR

Friday, August 18, 2017

It was the year 2000 and Maine’s governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. “Go into history class and the teacher says, ‘Open your computer. We’re going to go to rome.com and we’re going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real…

Google awarded patent on crazy 2-in-1 laptop design – Android Central

Friday, August 18, 2017

Google patents a wild looking design that may show up in its next laptop. Back before it became a line of phones, the Chromebook Pixel line was known for setting an example of what a high end Chromebook would look like. The first model had a unique 3:2 aspect ratio, a high-resolution screen and an optional LTE model. That line culminated in the Pixel C, an Android convertible tablet. Since…

What to do when your laptop’s touchpad stops working – PCWorld

Friday, August 18, 2017

When your laptop’s touchpad stops responding to your fingers, you’ve got a problem. Have you ever tried to use a Windows PC without a mouse, touchpad, or other pointing device? It’s all but impossible.  If the problem just started, reboot your computer and see if that fixes it. (Yes, I know that’s painfully obvious, but we all sometimes overlook the obvious.) If that doesn’t work, try these solutions. First, make sure…

Best bags for tech: Carry your laptops and tablets in style – Pocket-lint.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

It feels like the summer holidays have just begun, but we’re now comfortably into the final few weeks, which means it’s time to shop for a new bag for your everyday carry. Even if you’re not in school or university, chances are, you’ll need a bag for something. Whether you like to carry your iPad or laptop on a commute, or you’re a digital nomad who needs to carry as…

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Zip Laptop Brief From WaterField Designs – Mac Rumors

Friday, August 18, 2017

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with WaterField Designs to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Zip Laptop Brief, which is one of WaterField Designs’ newest products. Like all WaterField Designs bags, the Zip Brief is carefully constructed right in San Francisco in small batches. It’s available in four color combinations and made from either a ballistic nylon or waxed canvas, both of which are high-quality, durable,…

What to do when your laptop’s touchpad stops working – PCWorld

Friday, August 18, 2017

When your laptop’s touchpad stops responding to your fingers, you’ve got a problem. Have you ever tried to use a Windows PC without a mouse, touchpad, or other pointing device? It’s all but impossible.  If the problem just started, reboot your computer and see if that fixes it. (Yes, I know that’s painfully obvious, but we all sometimes overlook the obvious.) If that doesn’t work, try these solutions. First, make sure…

What to do when your laptop’s touchpad stops working – PCWorld

Friday, August 18, 2017

When your laptop’s touchpad stops responding to your fingers, you’ve got a problem. Have you ever tried to use a Windows PC without a mouse, touchpad, or other pointing device? It’s all but impossible.  If the problem just started, reboot your computer and see if that fixes it. (Yes, I know that’s painfully obvious, but we all sometimes overlook the obvious.) If that doesn’t work, try these solutions. First, make sure…

Would-be laptop thieves crash car into pole at Google – The Mercury News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two East Bay men were arrested Tuesday after a botched robbery attempt at Google when they tried to unsuccessfully take a laptop from a man without paying for it, according to the Mountain View Police Department. Around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a robbery on the 1600 block of Amphitheater Parkway. While en route, they learned that a car thought to be connected to the robbery had crashed…

Laptops to be distributed at school meeting today – The Dominion Post

Thursday, August 17, 2017

KINGWOOD —Meetings on Preston County Schools’ new One-to-One program for fifth graders and their parents will be held at 5 and 6 p.m. Aug. 17, in the Bruceton School cafeteria. Meetings will also be held 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23, at Rowlesburg School, and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24, at Fellowsville School. Under the One-to-One program, each fifth grader will receive a laptop, which the student will use during his or…

Feds Seizing Record Numbers of Our Laptops at the Border | The … – The American Conservative

Thursday, August 17, 2017

While doing research for my novel Kill Big Brother I had off-the-record conversations with men and women from U.S. intelligence agencies. I also interviewed Dark Web types who insisted they stay on background. None of these individuals told me about secret government programs or anything at all that would make an interesting scene in a Jason Bourne movie. All I got was background and perspective—invaluable things to a journalist who…

The Best Laptops Under $500 – Techlicious – Techlicious

Thursday, August 17, 2017

While you won’t be able to purchase a top-of-the-line laptop for under $500, there are plenty of machines that can do everything you need for a reasonable price. Laptops in the $500 range won’t be great for high-end gaming, heavy video editing, or anything else that requires a lot of processing power, but they’re perfect for most tasks. If you mostly use your computer for browsing the web, checking email…