Felicia Taylor explains all the buzz around the possible release date of a new Apple iPhone and a smaller iPad.
The white plastic MacBook is officially dead for good after Apple notified resellers that it will no longer be available to educational institutions.
CNN's Katie Linendoll reveals new gadgets for parents, including a stroller that breaks down with a touch of a button.
At the gadget industry's annual crystal-ball convention, laptops look more like products of Aston Martin than Fisher-Price.
As the iPad eats away at personal computer sales, the PC appears to have found a potential savior in ... Apple?
Wishing for an iPad this Christmas? You are not alone.
When all your kitchen knives are in the dishwasher and you really -- just really -- need to chop up some carrots, what tool do you turn to for backup?
As expected, Apple has updated the MacBook Air. The super-portable laptop has now become a serious rival to its big brother, the MacBook Pro.
Google announced plans to bring out notebook computers running the company's new operating system, called Chrome OS, on June 15.
Apple on Thursday morning unveiled a new line of high-end laptop computers that's about twice as fast as the older generation, according to the company.
Google has two operating systems. One is wildly successful, and the other may be dead on arrival.
Dell Inspiron Duo, the hybrid tablet that flips open to become a netbook, is due for a launch next week, CNET has learned from sources familiar with the matter.
Perhaps Apple should have called its new laptop the MacBook Airport.
HP has at last revealed its long-awaited Slate, an 8.9-inch tablet with capacitive multi-touch and running Windows 7.
Apple CEO sees the new and improved MacBook Air as the future of notebook computers.
The features and size are leading many to debate whether the redesigned MacBook Air is really a netbook in disguise.
While Apple's Wednesday event was called "Back to the Mac," much of the undertones harkened back to its popular touch-screen products.
While PC makers are running full-speed to chase the iPad's success, it's notable that just as quickly they've stopped talking about Netbooks.
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has partnered with hardware component maker Marvell to create a new tablet device, and a prototype based on a Marvell reference design is expected to arrive next year. OLPC says that the new tablet will consume significantly less power than its current XO laptop.
It turns out Apple isn't the only company readying a touch-screen tablet computer.
Who could resist the months of hype that paved the way for Apple's iPad debut last week? Apparently not Google, which has shown its interest in tablet computing with its browser-based Chrome OS.
Intel's Infoscape allows you to interact with real-time data in a radical new way.
To most people these days, an "app" is something you download on your smartphone to help you do a specific task -- say, find a good nearby restaurant.
Will Microsoft beat Apple to the punch in announcing a touch-screen "tablet" computer?
Gadget lovers are waiting with bated breath for the much-anticipated unveiling of the Apple tablet, but don't expect it to take the world by storm the way the iPod and iPhone did.
Google today unveiled more details of Chrome OS, a lightweight, browser-based operating system for netbooks.
Like Harvey "Two-Face" Dent, a new dual-screen device has two faces to match its double identity: It promises to be an electronic book reader and a netbook at the same time.
Apple revamped its desktop and laptop lines Tuesday, dramatically redesigning the iMac all-in-one and MacBook laptop, and also adding a few updates to its Mac Mini line of small-scale desktops. It also introduced a handful of updated peripherals, with a multitouch mouse bringing the most thorough changes.
Product rumors have been fairly quiet on the Apple front recently, but the tech community has begun exchanging whispers about new Macs due in stores soon.
Can we all agree on something? There's no longer a difference between a Netbook and a notebook.
Rumors have it Apple is a month away from announcing a tablet computer. Another tablet, the Crunchpad, is also due for imminent release.
CNN.com's blogger bunch discuss the latest offerings from Microsoft and Google.
Google's netbook-friendly Chrome OS takes direct aim at Microsoft, whose eight-year-old Windows XP leads the netbook market. But the odds are stacked against Google.
For years, Microsoft has been trying to devise a "Google killer" (Can you say Live? Bing?). On Wednesday, the search engine giant lashed back with its own Chrome operating system. Could it be a "Microsoft killer?"
Say hello to your latest personal navigation device: a netbook. Dell plans to introduce a GPS and Wi-Fi card that can be integrated into the company's netbooks to turn them into gizmos that can offer turn-by-turn direction as well as any Garmin or TomTom.
You say, "potato," I say, "netbook." That's a bit how I feel when Michael Rayfield, who heads up the mobile computing effort at graphics chip specialist Nvidia, drops a tiny computer on my desk. Branded Mobinnova, it had an almost 9" diagonal screen and a solid keyboard that folded around a tube stuffed with batteries and various connectors.
Apple has traditionally held its ground as a premium computer manufacturer, but it might just be getting sucked into a recession-prompted price war.
Apple on Monday unveiled a new, faster iPhone, lowered the price on its existing model to $99, and released details of its revamped operating system.
Apple is rumored to be working on something bigger than an iPod Touch, but smaller than a MacBook. Past patent applications filed by the company and whispers from contract manufacturers point to a midsize gadget with a screen of 7 to 8 inches in the works, perhaps scheduled to debut early next year.
Verizon Wireless will start selling Netbook computers from Hewlett-Packard starting May 17, the company said in a statement released Thursday.
I keep hearing about netbooks. What's a netbook? It just sounds like another fancy name for a laptop -- but I won't be fooled by nonsense! Please set me straight on this very important matter so that I can keep being the smart one among my peers. Thanks!
Is the world finally ready for the mobile minitablet? It's become quite clear over the last several months that Apple is ready to bridge the mobile computing gap, with plans to develop a device that fits somewhere in between the iPhone and the MacBook.
Just a year ago, this category didn't exist. But after several Atom-powered all-in-one PCs debuted at CES in January, it's officially the hottest grouping of desktops on the market.
Earlier this year, Matt Keller sat down with officials in Afghanistan -- not to discuss troop deployments, suicide bombings or opium traffickers. He was there to talk about getting laptop computers into the hands of little girls.
With the new 13-inch MacBook looking and feeling more like the more expensive 15-inch MacBook Pro line than ever, it's harder to tell the difference between the two laptops.
The ThinkPad X301 boasts the same 13.3-inch display, 3.3-pound weight, and 0.7-inch thickness as its predecessor, the ThinkPad X300.
Ever heard of a "netbook"? They're small, light, machines that sell for as little as $250 to just north of $600 - and they're selling like hot cakes.
Apple announced Tuesday a new line of MacBook laptops in the hopes of juicing sales at a time when investors are increasingly nervous about a consumer spending slowdown.
Steve Jobs unveils yet another cool, new gizmo
Apple Inc. touched up its line of laptop computers Tuesday with a minimal nod to the economic turmoil that might push consumers to be more frugal this holiday shopping season
With its 14-inch display, the Sony Vaio CR510 sits right in the middle of Sony's laptop lineup, which runs from the 11-inch Vaio TZ to the 17-inch Vaio AR line. We happen to believe that a 14-inch laptop resides in the sweet spot, offering the optimal balance between usability and portable for the majority of users.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U110 looks more like an object of art than a piece of consumer electronics.
Asus first released the low-cost, low-power Eee PC in the fall of 2007, winning rave reviews for the 7-inch $399 laptop, which cut overhead by using a tiny 4GB solid-state hard drive and a custom Linux operating system with preinstalled software such as Firefox and Open Office.
We're not even two months into the new year, and we've already seen Apple's remarkably slim MacBook Air and Toshiba's update to its featherweight Portege R500.
Taiwanese computer maker Asus is best known these days for the ultra-compact and ultra-cheap, $399 Linux-powered Eee PC.
Apple's new laptop, the MacBook Air, may not be the true ultraportable that many had hoped for, but it still easily breaks new ground for small laptops.
As was heavily predicted before its unveiling, Apple's new laptop, called the MacBook Air, is not quite an ultraportable but is still very small.
CNN's Jennifer Westhoven looks at what innovations Apple CEO Steve Jobs may introduce at MacWorld 2008.
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveiled movie rentals from iTunes, a superthin notebook computer and new software for the iPhone and iPod iTouch at his Macworld presentation in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Apple had a banner year in 2007. The stock more than doubled thanks to strong sales of the new iPhone, revamped iPods, and updated Macs.
Introduced in the fall of 2006, the current version of Apple's 13-inch MacBook laptop was a revolutionary product, combining Intel's Core 2 Duo CPUs with Apple's much-lauded operating system. Add in Apple extras such as the iSight camera, Front Row remote, iLife software, and MagSafe power adapter, and you have what is arguably one of the best-loved laptops on the planet.
The current flood of excellent gaming laptops (Dell's XPS M1730, HP/Voodoo's Envy, and Alienware's m9750) means that PC gamers have plenty of choices when it comes to picking a new mobile rig.
Toshiba's Qosmio line is known for high-end home theater features and high prices, and like the flagship 17-inch Qosmio G45, the 15-inch Qosmio F45-AV412 offers a wealth of multimedia extras, from an HD DVD drive (although not the recordable HD DVD drive found in the G45) to a subwoofer to media control jog wheels.
Fans of ultraportable laptops have had a lot of products to be excited about in recent months, with two excellent models in particular standing out - -the Toshiba Portege R500 and the Sony VAIO TZ150.
The nonprofit that aims to seed the developing world with inexpensive laptop computers for schoolchildren has made peace with Intel Corp., the project's most powerful rival
Say what you will about market leader Dell (and many have), but with its top-shelf XPS line, the company has consistently put out distinctive laptops that feature the most advanced components on the market.
The latest model in the ThinkPad X series, the ultraportable X60s is almost imperceptibly lighter and thinner than its predecessor, the ThinkPad X41.
If laptop heat is a major problem for you, it may be time to move beyond simple passive laptop desks into the realm of powered devices.
Do you have any tales from the digital frontier? What's life like in your digital world? These CNN.com readers sent us their stories and thoughts. Here's a sampling of the responses, some of which have been edited.
The textbooks say that summer does not officially end until the autumnal equinox on Sept. 22 or Sept. 23 (depending on the time zone you're occupying at the time), but for millions of young people it's over the moment the first class bell rings for the fall semester.
Computer maker Dell Inc. is voluntarily recalling 4.1 million lithium batteries used in its notebook computers because of the danger they could overheat, possibly causing a fire, the company said Monday.
Apple is launching a new Intel-based Mac to replace its popular iBook line of laptops for consumers, the company announced Tuesday.
Sometimes you're hot, sometimes you're cold. And neither's good when you're talking laptop batteries. Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and other PC makers have taken their lumps for battery problems over the years, and now it's Apple's turn. Still haunted a decade latter by memories of the exploding PowerBook 5300, Apple has quietly recalled the batteries in its new MacBook Pro. Early adopters who bought the first MacBooks off the line took the hit: Reportedly only the first two weeks' of production were affected. Still, it's an embarrassment for Apple. Rather than overheating, the affected batteries just lost their charge. Is that why Apple took "Power" out of its laptop line's name?
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What is it about Apple that makes customers so passionate? Perhaps they sense Apple's similar devotion to them. We're all consumers [at Apple] and we know what consumers like, CEO Steve Jobs explained in an interview after his keynote. In other words, Jobs explained, Apple's engineers and programmers love technology and build products that they themselves want to use.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Big computer companies are starting to realize what their boutique competitors have known for years. If you want to boost profits in the PC marketplace, target gamers.
You might think that all technology moves in the same direction: smaller, faster, cheaper. But laptops have confounded this trend lately, managing to get bigger and smaller at the same time. You no...
Ahhh, spring. It's the time of year when the birds warble sweetly, the sun smiles warmly, and the FedEx delivery person gets really, really cranky because of all the new gadgets arriving at the FOR...
As we bid adieu to 2002--and not a moment too soon!--let's pause to appreciate the products that brightened an otherwise dull year in personal technology. How tedious was 2002? My favorite new prod...
In October 1945, 5,000 people waited outside Gimbels Department Store in New York City for the chance to buy a revolutionary new writing tool, the first ballpoint pens sold in the U.S. This fall a ...
PLASMA: IT'S A GAS Prices for these wide-screen, superthin TV sets are still inflated, but they're falling rapidly. Should you watch or wait? Here's the skinny on Hitachi's new 42-inch dazzler.
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Leave it to Apple to list "power and sex" among the many attributes of the sleek new PowerBook G4 notebook computer. But guess what? Apple's 5.3-pound, one-inch-thick, titanium-clad, wide-screen po...
The most impressive thing about the current generation of new-fangled electronic books is how much they make us appreciate old-fashioned analog books. Paper-and-ink books are highly portable, relia...
Apple Computer has always had a tough time developing a decent notebook computer. It's a curious blind spot, as Apple often sets the pace in the design of desktop machines--witness the huge success...
Notebook computers remain technological objects of desire, and no wonder. You can put superb design and high-performance computing power in the palm of your hand, or carry it in your briefcase. The...
Check it out! If you covet a laptop, notebook or subcompact computer, you can get a great deal this year. Prices are falling, power is rising, features are multiplying, and the latest portables are...
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SECURITY ANALYSTS and the trade press are proclaiming that the portable computer market is finally taking off. Yes, you have heard that before. But this time they may be right. Thanks to screens th...
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