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Crazy Japanese tech gizmos

The Japanese have proven their techie prowess over the decades.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci07 Jan. 11 11:33

New Sony laptops take on MacBook Air

Sony launched a duo of thin laptops at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday that offer a more affordable alternative to Apple's MacBook Air. The new Vaio S and Y portables start at $900 and $550, respectively. And although they cost less than Apple's ultra-slim Airs, which start at $US1,000 (11-inch) and $1,300 (13-inch), they're a tad thicker and heavier too.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci06 Jan. 11 13:13

Google fiber: Not yet, but soon

Which American city will receive Google's experimental fiber network? We'll have to wait a while longer to find out, it seems.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci16 Dec. 10 09:50

Is Mobile Broadband Ready for Chrome OS?

Chrome OS is grabbing headlines this week, as Google reveals more details about its cloud-based operating system for mobile devices. Netbooks running Chrome OS won't ship until mid-2011, however, which allows us plenty of time to speculate on potential shortcomings.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci09 Dec. 10 10:40

The tech brands you can trust

Device manufacturers spend billions each year on designing, marketing, and advertising their products. That's what they need to do to get you to the counter to buy.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci30 Nov. 10 04:04

Lenovo’s LePad tablet due in US in 2011

It's no secret Lenovo has its eye on the tablet market, and now China's biggest PC manufacturer appears ready to challenge Apple's iPad in the U.S. The company's LePad, an Android-based slate announced in July, will arrive stateside next year.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci16 Nov. 10 02:10

Is Windows Phone 7 really a huge success?

Consumers can't get enough of Windows Phone 7, according to reports of strong customer demand Tuesday. T-Mobile, one of two U.S. wireless carriers currently offering Win Phone 7 devices, can't keep the Win Phone 7-based HTC DH7 in stock (it sold out soon after its debut), according to TG Daily.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci10 Nov. 10 10:23

Top 10 funniest Internet memes

Though definitions of "Internet meme" vary, it is basically a piece of digital content that spreads rapidly online, mutating as various people alter its details before passing it along via message boards, forums, or e-mail.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci05 Oct. 10 09:30

Apple iMac may add touchscreen, but beware the gorilla arm!

We’ve been hearing about Apple’s alleged plans for touchscreen-equipped iMacs for months now, and the rumors continue to swirl. The latest gossip arrives courtesy Digitimes, a Taiwanese trade publication that’s a bountiful source of Apple-related scuttlebutt. So what's new? Display manufacturer Sintek Photonics has reportedly shipped samples of capacitive touch panels to Apple, which plans to incorporate the technology into the next generation of its iMac all-in-one desktops, Digitimes reports.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci03 Oct. 10 00:12

MS Security Essentials soon free for small businesses

Starting early next month, Microsoft Security Essentials, Redmond's anti-malware service for Windows PCs, will be free for small businesses to install on up to 10 PCs.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci30 Sept. 10 08:09

Sony's wristwatch remote for Android phones

As smartphones get bigger -- consider the pocket-busting Motorola Droid X and tablet-phone hybrid Dell Streak -- do they need a remote control of their own? Sony Ericsson thinks so.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci29 Sept. 10 04:38

Facebook is down again, cause unknown

Update - 2:55PM PDT: Facebook appears to be back up--at least for us here in PCWorld's San Francisco offices. The Facebook Twitter feed notes, "Facebook may be slow or unavailable for some people because of site issues. We're working to fix this quickly." We're trying to get some more information, and we'll post an update as soon as we know anything more. Our story as originally posted follows below:

Written by Jeff Bertolucci24 Sept. 10 08:15

Don't hold your breath for Verizon iPhone, says CEO

It'll likely arrive someday, just not as soon as we'd like. Verizon Communications chief executive Ivan Seidenberg has tossed a bucket of icy water on smoldering rumors about a certain Apple smartphone coming to the largest U.S. wireless network.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci24 Sept. 10 09:21

Intel must prove CPU upgrade is worth the cost

Intel is testing a processor-upgrade program that may alienate the power users it hopes to attract. The Intel Upgrade Service pilot is a retail store offering that boosts the performance of select desktop PCs with the Pentium G6951 processor.

Written by Jeff Bertolucci22 Sept. 10 05:41
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