Novena laptop goes open source with Bunnie Huang



The long-awaited open-source Novena laptop is now available via a limited Crowd Supply campaign run by Bunnie Huang and Sean Cross.

Chromebook adoption gains traction

An estimated 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89% of total shipments reaching North America, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research. As Chromebook shipments expand globally, ABI Research forecasts an increase of CAGR 28% to 11 million in 2019.

Report: Apple's new A7 mobile SoC is "desktop class"




Anand Shimpi of AnandTech has concluded that Apple's latest A7 processor can indeed be categorized as "desktop class."



Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet gets leaked

Samsung has yet to confirm the purported leaked specs of its next-gen Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, although that hasn't stopped alleged leaks of the new tablet from trickling out.

Sony's digital paper E Ink slate priced at $1100



Sony introduced its high-end, 13-inch slate for reading and writing documents back in 2013.

ECS debuts $200 Bay Trail LIVA mini-desktop

ECS has introduced a mini-desktop PC equipped with Intel's Atom Bay Trail-M processor and an approximate price tag of $200. 



Nvidia debuts $192 Tegra K1 dev kit



Nvidia has debuted the Jetson TK1 DevKit. 



Black markets for hackers are increasingly sophisticated, specialized and maturing

Black and gray markets for computer hacking tools, services and byproducts such as stolen credit card numbers continue to expand, creating an increasing threat to businesses, governments and individuals, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Rufus Cuff moves beyond the smartwatch



The Rufus Cuff boasts a 3-inch display and is fully capable of running Android apps from the Google Store.

Report: Branded tablet shipments to reach 200 million in 2014

This is a pivotal year for tablets as the traditional markets leading computing and CE deployments reach a tipping point and give way to growth regions.

Samsung's new smartwatch has a $300 price tag



Samsung has confirmed that its second-gen, high-end Galaxy Gear smartwatch will carry a $300 price tag. 



Face it: Instagram pictures with faces are more popular

Like them or not, there’s more proof that selfies aren’t going away any time soon. Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers looked at 1.1 million photos on Instagram and found that pictures with human faces are 38 percent more likely to receive likes than photos with no faces. They’re also 32 percent more likely to attract comments.

Toshiba touts Ultra HD laptop display



1080p may have become the de-facto (minimum) laptop display in recent years, although Toshiba is apparently looking to shake-up the status quo with its Satellite P50t.

Google rolls out Android wear for devs

Google has officially rolled out Android Wear (preview) for developers, effectively extending Mountain View's popular mobile platform to wearables.

Reducing anxiety with a smartphone app!?

Playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Tegra 4 game console ready to launch



Phone maker ZTE and game developer The9 are reportedly prepping a new Android-based game console for a launch in China later this month.

Report: Amazon prepping set-top box



Amazon is reportedly prepping a set-top box capable of playing games and streaming movies from multiple online platforms including Prime Instant Video, Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Report: Google smartwatch equipped with a 280x280px display



When Google finally debuts its smartwatch, it will be joining a hyper-competitive space filled with similar devices from other companies.

Rockin' in the free world with Neil Young's PonoPlayer



The PonoPlayer is now available for pre-order via Kickstarter.

64-bit mobile processors set to dominate mobile market

​Just one quarter after the launch of Apple’s A7 (the first 64-bit mobile processor), Cupertino managed to power more than 36 million iPhones and iPads with its flagship chip.