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  • How-Tos: Fix laptop battery life issues

    Here's how to test your laptop's battery, and how to fix problems with laptop battery life.

  • News: Toshiba's 4K laptop to ship next week for $1,499.99

    One of the first laptops with a 4K screen will go on sale from Toshiba for US$1,499.99 next week.

  • Opinion: Look at this: The first 4K laptop, Toshiba's Satellite P55t, coming soon

    Open your pocketbooks, 4K fans, Toshiba's first Ultra HD laptop is headed your way next Tuesday. The Tokyo-based electronics maker just announced that the Toshiba Satellite P55t will hit U.S. store shelves on April 22, starting at $1,500 for the base model.

  • How-Tos: Use two monitors with one laptop

    We show you how to use two displays to work with a single laptop.

  • News: Intel brings Windows 8.1 to schools with new education hybrid

    Intel this week showed off a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market, where Chromebooks and tablets are also fighting for position.

  • News: Three essential 'hardware' tools every PC user needs

    PCs are pretty self-sufficient. Most of the time they don't need extra accessories, and these days Windows 8.1 automatically takes care of many regular maintenance chores for you. Nevertheless, taking proper care of a PC means pulling out some physical equipment every now and again.

  • News: Stop using that Vaio Fit hybrid! Sony warns of fire risk

    If you are one of the approximately 500 people in the U.S. using the Sony Vaio Fit 11A, you'll want to stop using that PC immediately. On Friday, the Japan-based electronics maker said the new Vaio convertible laptop was at risk of overheating and catching fire due to a faulty battery.

  • News: End of Windows XP sales bolsters PC sales: Gartner

    The end of Windows XP support has boosted PC sales, easing the decline in worldwide shipments, according to Gartner.

  • News: Thank XP: Desktop PC sales take off again in Western Europe

    PC sales in Western Europe have risen after 13 consecutive quarters of decline, according to market research company Gartner. The market research company said government spending and the replacement of machines running Windows XP contributed to the growth.

  • News: Google partners Citrix to deliver Windows in enterprise Chromebooks

    Citrix has partnered with Google to deliver business-critical Windows apps to Google Chromebooks, and has already pulled in major clients, such as Woolworths.

  • How-Tos: How to save Instagram photos to a laptop or PC

    How to save Instagram photos on a laptop or PC.

  • News: Meet Novena, the pricey PC that's open-source inside and out

    A new computer made almost entirely from open-source hardware is now available for pre-order. But unlike open-source software, it's anything but free.

  • News: Fumble-free USB 3.1 connector will be in products by year end

    The redesigned USB connector, belonging to the USB 3.1 specification, could be in laptops and mobile devices by the end of the year.

  • News: Laptop makeover: 5 ways to extend its useful life

    No matter how hard you try or how meticulously you care for it, your notebook is going to show signs of age over time. Keycaps wear down and get that off-putting, shiny-plastic look. Dirt, crumbs, and gunk get stuck in the keyboard and other crevices, while lint and dust build up in virtually every crack, seam and open port. Don't forget those inevitable scratches and nicks, either.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for tech puts dent in sector confidence

    Mixed news for hardware and some disappointing software vendor financial reports this week appeared to put a dent in confidence in the IT sector.

  • News: Dell Chromebook 11 review

    Dell's no dummy. It may have built its business on PCs, but its new Chromebook 11 is designed to maintain its presence the education market, where Chromebooks are enjoying some growth. Compared to managing a fleet of Windows-based boxes, tending to a herd of browser-based Chromebooks is far simpler and cheaper (Google even provides a Chrome Management Console for all the tasks that make IT people happy).

  • News: Lenovo recalls ThinkPad batteries for fire hazard

    Lenovo is recalling certain ThinkPad battery packs that could be a fire hazard due to overheating, which could ultimately also lead to computer damage.

  • Opinion: DIY tech

    In the past, a technically apt user might decide to build their own customized PC. They'd buy components that suited their usage patterns--motherboard, case, graphics card etc--and put it all together. Some would tweak a Linux distro for maximum customization. Of course this continues today, but when PCs were pricey and less powerful, the desire to maximize compute power for the desktop was stronger.

  • News: STM goes retro with new protective Annex bags

    STM has employed a retro look for its new Annex range of protective tablet and notebook bags, steering away from the slightly more professional appeal of its Velo and Linear arsenal. The product line includes four models: Drifter, Trust, Link, and Sequel. They essentially look like something you would find in Cotton On, but maintain STM's emphasis on padding to keep your electronics safe. Each bag comes in three colours: Olive (which looks more like army green), charcoal (more towards grey) and red.

  • News: PC sales to drop by 6% in 2014

    The global decline in sales of laptops and desktops is expected to continue in 2014 -- and Gartner envisions another decline of nearly 5% in 2015



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