It's been an interesting past few months in mobile as handset makers come out with new flagship devices, each with unique features. There was Apple with its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the largest iPhone models to date; Samsung with its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the latter with a curved edge display; and now the LG G4 is official, complete with a curved display and leather backside.
May cause MacBook Pro owners to have buyer's remorse
Asus last month announced its Zenbook Pro UX501, a sexy looking laptop that many are comparing to the MacBook Pro. Of course, the Zenbook Pro UX501 runs Windows 8.1, but that's not the only difference. Arguably the highlight of the laptop is its 4K Ultra HD (3,840x2,160) In-Plane Switching (IPS) display that boasts 100 percent sRGB color coverage. There's a bit more to drool over, and most important of all, Asus has begun shipping the Zenbook Pro UX501 in the U.S. today.
Mere days after opening up the Steam Workshop to paid mods, Valve has decided to reverse course and go back to the way things were. In other words, modders can no longer sell their Skyrim mods, which was the first (and only) game to kick off the short-lived initiative. In a statement explaining the reversal, Valve said that jumping into a years old modding community was a pretty poor decision.
You already know that Nvidia’s Titan X is Kick Ass, but do you know what’s even more bad-ass? Three of them in SLI. With that philosophy in mind, Origin PC sent us its new Genesis rig to review. The box has three of those bad boys, all water-cooled, coupled with a 5960X CPU and 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, wrapped up in the company’s own bold full-tower chassis.
First Chromebox to support to Lenovo's Tiny-in-One display
Is there room for Google's Chrome OS in the mini PC market? Lenovo aims to find out by launching its ThinkCentre Chromebox, a system purposely designed for education and small business users looking to live high in the cloud. For those users, the ThinkCentre Chrombox offers a compact and relatively affordable system that's ready to rock in Google's ecosystem.
It took some time before Android tablets hit their stride. In the beginning, they were expensive, as manufacturers tried to compete with Apple's iPad on price, which negated one of the primary benefits of Android -- it's an open source platform and products should be cheaper than their proprietary counterparts. It took Amazon's Kindle Fire (now just Fire) line to drive the point home, though it was Google's Nexus 7 that finally got things right. Fast forward to today and Google's Nexus 7 is sadly discontinued.
The last Predator product I remember seeing from Acer was the Predator AG3 Series desktop, a configurable machine that entered the U.S. market a couple of years ago with a starting price of $1,000. I don't think the line gained much traction, though Acer isn't giving up on the brand. Instead, Acer's getting ready to release several Predator brand products, including a laptop, desktop, monitor, and even a tablet.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Lenovo introduced the U31 laptop, a 13-incher the Chinese company said it did not plan to bring to the North American market. A recent filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), however, seems to suggest otherwise.
Not that long ago, the distinction of being the biggest Chromebook belonged to the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook (14-inch), but that changed earlier this year when Acer introduced its 15.6-inch Chromebook 15 at CES. Acer now plans to outdo itself by launching the cheapest 15-inch Chrome OS-running machine on the market.
A few weeks back, some sites chanced upon Project Composer, an Evernote-esque note-taking tool Dropbox was testing silently. Curious as to what the fuss was all about, many flocked to the limited-access service, only to be turned away at the gates. While entry is still restricted, you can at least request an invite now.