Dell offers to fix laptops that smell like cat pee

Salvador Rodriguez Everyone knows the internet is all about cats, but Dell may have taken that too literally with one of its new computers.


Tablets to overtake laptops this year, PCs by 2015


Lisa Rapaport and Aaron Ricadela Tablets are set to outsell laptops this year and PCs by 2015, according to a leading market researcher.


Why don't Apple laptops have touchscreens?


Farhad Manjoo Touch-enabled computers are here to stay. What's Apple waiting for?

Laptops take over the desk

Laptops take over the desktop

Laptops are now more popular than desktop PCs in Australian homes.

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Laptops damage sperm


Julia Medew Laptop computers may be damaging male fertility because they overheat men's scrotums, new research suggests.

Laptops inch towards all-day battery life


David Flynn The era of all-day computing without plugging in is almost here, writes David Flynn.

Lilliputian laptops take on the world


Glenda Kwek The developing world has become an unexpected inspiration for hit products in developed countries.

Forget features, laptops are all about design

Dell notebooks

Say goodbye to the "black brick" laptop. The era of the plain, dowdy PC is officially over. As computer makers roll out their new notebooks and netbooks, razor-thin, sleek and colourful designs are...

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Laptops shine but desktops are fine

keyboard and mouse

David Flynn PERHAPS the most common question when shopping for a new PC is: desktop or laptop?


Chromebook 11 goes on sale in Australia

Chromebook 11.

Ben Grubb Google's ultra-portable HP Chromebook 11 laptop has gone on sale in Australia after sales were halted overseas due to reported overheating of power supplies.

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Chromebook sales up sharply in 2013

Salvador Rodriguez While Apple and Microsoft's share of laptops sold in the US decreased in 2013, Google dramatically increased its portion of sales.


Apple Mavericks OS X: top 10 features to try

Salvador Rodriguez Even though Apple's new Mavericks OS X - the latest version of its operating system for Macbook laptops and Mac desktop computes - is seen as an evolutionary upgrade, there are a few cool new...


Google Chromebooks do the simple things well


Paddy Wood Google's Chromebooks are no-frills laptops. They're light, simple, fast and cheap.


Overheating reports suspend HP, Google Chromebook 11 sales

Chromebook 11.

Aaron Ricadela and Brian Womack Google and HP halt sales of the Chromebook 11 laptop after some users reported overheating power supplies.

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LG unveils Chromebase, an all-in-one Google Chrome OS desktop PC

LG Chromebase

Salvador Rodriguez The new LG Chromebase is the first Chrome OS desktop PC with a built-in monitor.


Researchers activate Apple iSight webcams without warning light


Ashkan Soltani, Timothy B. Lee If a laptop has a built-in camera, then someone can access it to spy on the user at any time, and the user would never know.

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Brain-like computers are learning from experience

John Markoff Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.


Google unveils new HP Chromebook 11


Anick Jesdanun Google's new plastic Chromebook is a cheap gateway into its cloud services that borrows features from higher-end models.


Microsoft tweaks Windows 8, blamed for PC slump

Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft., holds up a Lenovo computer tablet while delivering the keynote during the Microsoft Build Developers Conference in San Francisco, California.

Ryan Nakashima and Peter Svensson Microsoft is trying to reverse slumping PC sales and quiet growing criticism of its flagship operating system with the release of a revised version of Windows 8.

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Building a workhorse PC

Gigabyte motherboards have proved consistently reliable.

Bleeding Edge Portable devices lack the power and versatility and sheer value for money of the do-it-yourself workhorse PC.

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