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SOL: The $350 Ubuntu laptop that runs on solar power

By - August 7, 2013 11 Pictures
In the Western world, we tend to take for granted some pretty basic amenities, like reliable electricity. For people living in those corners of the globe where electricity can be scarce, WeWi Telecommunications, Inc. has developed the SOL, a rugged laptop that doesn't rely on a power socket to stay charged. The Ubuntu Linux-powered computer is instead equipped with a detachable solar panel, which the developers claim will provide up to 10 hours of battery life after just two hours in the sun. Read More
— Computers

How to make Windows 8 Metro open files on the desktop

By - July 25, 2013 6 Pictures
One of the more annoying behaviors in Windows 8 and 8.1 is that all of your files are set to open in native Metro-style apps. For instance, if you're working on the desktop and view a picture or PDF, it opens full screen in the associated app. If you're working on a traditional computer without a touchscreen, this is frustrating to say the least. Especially if you're on a laptop with a single screen. Here's how to take control of your Windows 8 system and make your files open in the desktop programs you want them to. Read More
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LittleBox turns Raspberry Pi into all-singing touchscreen desktop PC

By - July 12, 2013 21 Pictures
Gregory Holloway's LittleBox PC is a build-it-yourself kit designed to turn the Raspberry Pi into a complete touchscreen desktop computer. LittleBox, which includes a screen and comes with 61 pieces of plywood held together by over 100 nuts, bolts and screws, is designed to be easy enough for almost anyone to put together with only a few tools. And wouldn't you know, Holloway has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring LittleBox to the people. Read More
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Samsung denies reports it's quitting desktop PCs

By - June 24, 2013 1 Picture
Despite the well-documented struggles of the desktop PC market, the major players have kept plugging away. HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer ... you can walk into an electronics store and buy desktop PCs from any of these companies today. But not everyone wants to stay in that club. According to a new report, Samsung, one of the biggest names in consumer electronics, may soon be turning in its badge and dropping out. Read More
— Laptops

LapTouch: a conceptual laptop for creative minds

By - April 29, 2013 8 Pictures
Einstein famously maintained that a cluttered desk is a sign of a brilliant mind. However, for many modern designers the desk is not just messy but is also jammed with a mandatory array of PCs, laptops, screens, tablets, and more. French designer Amir Labidi has developed a laptop concept dubbed the “LapTouch” for the creative community, with the specific aim of consolidating design functions and reducing desktop congestion. Read More

Lenovo launches ThinkVision LT3053p Wide monitor for color-critical work

Lenovo has announced a new widescreen monitor that's sure to be a hit with video editors and image manipulation professionals who spend long hours in front of a computer screen. The 30-inch, 2560 x 1600 resolution ThinkVision LT3053p Wide Professional Monitor offers users life-like image rendering thanks to a 1.07 billion color depth and support for 99 percent of Adobe's RGB color gamut (as well as 100 percent of the sRGB color space). Read More
— Home Entertainment

Parasound CD 1 CD player uses multiple readings to reduce errors

By - April 2, 2013 7 Pictures
Audio files may seem to have put paid to CDs, but new technology shows that, like vinyl, the format still has a few tricks left in it. CDs do a pretty good job of reproducing music, but for many an audiophile the digital format lacks “warmth” and often suffers from tiny, yet detectable, imperfections that can be as jarring as serving Gordon Ramsay ketchup with lobster. The Parasound CD 1 player strives to eliminate these imperfections by ditching the conventional CD player in favor of a CD-ROM drive that spins CDs at four times normal speed in order to find and eliminate imperfections before they reach the speakers. Read More
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