Microsoft may have impressed with its Surface tablet last week, but this week it's likely to be Google's turn, with the search giant rumored to be introducing its own seven-inch, Nexus-branded slate at the Google I/O developer conference on Wednesday.
We may be Apple fans, but we can still appreciate when competitors bring their best game to the table. Microsoft and Nokia are betting the farm with the new AT&T-branded Lumia 900, which the carrier seems to think will have a bigger launch than even the iPhone. We’re hoping that’s a misquote, but we won’t have long to wait -- the Lumia 900 will hits stores on April 8. Since you’re sitting at home plotting which AT&T store will have the shortest lines on that day, why not catch up on the day’s news for Wednesday, March 28, 2012…?
How about that Apple Inc.! Today marked the fateful day when the company’s stock price soared above the $500 per share mark, so there was likely a cascading fountain or champagne in ol’ Cupertino today. Definitely a nice early Valentine for Apple, but the week is young and there’s plenty more excitement to come, we’re sure. For now, let’s kick back and bask in the glow of a warm Monday, February 13, 2012, shall we…?
Let’s say you’re the chairman of a company who’s done quite well in the netbook business but just lost money for the first time ever. How would you convince your investors that your key product isn’t being damaged by the iPad? If you’re Acer, you just laugh and call it some kind of crazy new fad that will fade in time.
Just got your new MacBook Air but not sure what to do with all your old CDs, CD-ROMs, and DVDs? Stop trying to stick them in that paper thin aluminum powerhouse, there is no optical drive in the MacBook Air. Settle down before you hurt somebody, and check out these five external optical drives you can plug right in and get back the whirring sound you've missed. Now, we're not talking Blu-ray or Thunderbolt here, just straightforward USB 2.0 based drives for disc jockeying, burning and ripping, and installing software.
When it comes to tablets, the display’s the thing, as the old saying goes. Now that there are a few significant Android-based rivals to the iPad throne, the scientists at DisplayMate decided to get their hands on four such tablets and see how their display stacks up against the better selling iPad 2.
This year’s Computex trade show isn’t all about tablets, as Intel proved overnight with an update on its processor plans for the future. They include Ivy Bridge, a next-generation architecture that will power a new class of “no compromise” laptops that look strangely familiar to Apple MacBook Air fans.
If you can’t beat ‘em, get crazy with ‘em -- that seems to be the philosophy of ASUS, the maker of inexpensive netbooks and now iPad-challenging tablets such as the sold-out everywhere Eee Pad Transformer. On Monday, the company announced their craziest tablet product yet.