Intel had high hopes for the Asus Transformer Duet laptop because its chip powered both Windows and Android on the hybrid device. Alas, the software titans aren’t too keen on it and the laptop won’t see the light of day.
Average mobile data use in North America nearly doubled in 2013 to 1.38 GBs a month leading the world. The U.S. isn’t the biggest data hog — that would be Japan — but LTE is driving consumption.
Apple (s AAPL) has issued a recall relating to the 64GB and 128GB flash storage drives used in the previous generation of MacBook Air systems. If you bought a MacBook Air between June 2012 and June 2013, the latest firmware update will also run a test to see whether the drive needs to be replaced. It’s unclear how widespread the flash storage drive failure is, but it appears that the faulty drive will undergo total failure if left unchecked. So hop to it: your music library and photo albums will thank you for it.
When a PhD student charted his Macbook Air’s battery for its first year of life, the level of decay he saw surprised him.
Microsoft is pushing hybrid Tablet-PCs as the wave of the future, but a lot of work needs to be done before it can be the top device.
This week’s call-in podcast is all about the Chromebook Pixel: Likes, dislikes, tweaks, impressions and more information that listeners asked about.
Following Samsung and Acer, HP has thrown its hat into the Google Chromebook ring. The new $329 Pavilion may appeal to those wanting more screen and less Microsoft.
Acer just joined the Chromebook market a month ago, but already has a follow up model that addresses some shortcomings. A new $299 Chromebook doubles RAM and battery life but strangely ups the hard drive storage to 500 GB as well. Does a Chromebook need that?
The new Acer C7 looks more like a tradtional laptop than any prior Google Chromebook because of the Intel Core processor and 320 GB magnetic hard drive. But it’s an aggressively priced Chromebook at $199, which could sway many to give Chrome OS a try.
The first reviews are in for Microsoft’s Surface, its first attempt at making personal computer hardware. Though reviewers mostly like the Surface hardware, with its keyboard cover and kickstand, the software is another story.