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Razer Phone launch: company squeezes PC gaming tech into a smartphone
Razer has shoehorned performance laptop technology into its 8mm device, targeting young consumers who want to play quality games on the go Gaming on smartphones is big business. So big that hardcore gaming firm Razer reckons thereâ€™s a better way to make a smartphone thatâ€™s good for games, but (...)
[The Guardian] Google's Pixelbook is a pretty ad for Chromebooks
Google has made the $999 Pixelbook laptop to show off its operating system Chrome OS.
[CNN Money] Google Pixelbook review: emperor of Chrome
Dieter Bohn: When I think about whether the Pixelbook could reasonably replace a MacBook or a Windows laptop, my gut says that, for most people, the answer is "no." To solve the "last 10 percent" on a Pixelbook, you really have to be very savvy about how to navigate the (...)
[OSNews] Is a laptop the best way to stream programmes to my TV?
Jamie likes to watch his favourite shows via an HDMI cable, but it might be worth adding a streaming device to the mix We are replacing an old laptop. We use it, almost exclusively, to watch online TV via an HDMI cable. What would be the best machine to purchase going forward, or would we be (...)
[The Guardian] Purism Librem laptops disable Intel's Management Engine
Only a few weeks after the news that security researchers had managed to completely disable the Intel Management Engine, Purism has announced it's disabling the IME on all of its available Librem laptops. Purism's Librem Laptops, running coreboot, are now available with the Intel Management (...)
[OSNews] Laptops could be banned from checked bags due to fire risk
An overheating laptop battery could cause a significant fire in a cargo hold and even "lead to the loss of the aircraft," a report says.
[CNN Money] Microsoft tries again with troubled Surface Book line
Microsoft's laptop for professionals who also want to use a tablet is back.
[CNN Money] Intel laptops are too expensive. Will AMD Ryzen machines be cheaper?
Cliff wants a an alternative to premium-priced Intel laptops. Will AMDâ€™s new Ryzen chip bring down the cost â€“ and if so, when? The â€œlight but mightyâ€ (in speed and capacity) laptops from Dell, HP and Microsoft seem to me to be very expensive because Intel sells processors at premium prices. Now (...)
[The Guardian] 'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptopâ€™s operating system to block Reddit, (...)
[The Guardian] Which is the best desktop PC for photo editing?
Paul is looking for a desktop PC to edit his photos in Adobe Lightroom. What sort of specification would be best? I saw your response to a question about a laptop for a photography student and noted the suggestion that a desktop would be a better option in terms of actual capability, not to (...)