Tranquil MonoOne is a silent, fanless all-in-one desktop PC

tranquil monoone

UK company Tranquil PC makes fanless computers and PC cases which run silently. Most of the company’s PCs are media center systems, small desktops based on Intel’s NUC design, or home servers. But this fall Tranquil plans to launch an all-in-one desktop called the MonoOne. The Tranquil MonOne has an aluminum case with a passive […]

Intel’s Wireless Charging Bowl coming this year

intel smart wireless charging bowl

Say you come home from a long day and throw your phone, keys, and jewelry in a bowl… wouldn’t it be nice if that bowl could also recharge the battery in your phone, smartwatch, or other gadgets? Earlier this year Intel unveiled a reference design for a “Smart Wireless Charging Bowl,” and now the company […]

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 plus dissected (by iFixit)

iphone 6 teardown

Another gadget, another teardown… or two. The folks at iFixit have ripped open Apple’s new iPhone and iPhone 6 smartphones to see what’s under the hood(s). As expected, the new phones have bigger screens, bigger batteries, and new processors. But just because that’s what we expected doesn’t mean it’s not fun to look at pretty […]

Sony unveils SmartEyeglass developer preview

sony smarteyeglass

Sony wants in on the head-mounted wearable space pioneered by Google Glass. The company has just unveiled a SmartEyeglass software developer kit preview. At this point developers can work with a device emulator to create and test apps, but the idea is to eventually produce a piece of smart eyewear that will let users interact […]

Deals of the Day (9-19-2014)

hp spectre 13 x2

The HP Spectre 13 X2 is a 2-in-1 ultrabook which becomes a tablet when you detach the screen from its keyboard dock. The system has a 13.3 inch full HD touchscreen display, an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, and HP says it should offer up to 9 […]

Native support for Netflix coming to Ubuntu

netflix in chrome

Want to move from Windows or OS X to Ubuntu or another GNU/Linux operating system? You’ll lose Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and some other apps that aren’t available for Linux, but you’ll be able to use open source alternatives such as LibreOffice and GIMP. But up until now there’s been one thing that’s been tricky […]

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro specs leaked: 13 inch convertible with Intel Core M

yoga 3 pro foniks

Lenovo’s next Yoga Pro convertible notebook is on the way, and it could be one of the first devices to ship with an Intel Core M Broadwell low-power processor. We first heard about the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro in a listing from Indonesian regulatory agency Postel last month. Now more details are emerging. Redditor commodoor posted […]

Ubuntu for smartphones hits RTM (release to manufacturing) stage

ubuntu touch

The first smartphones to run Ubuntu software could ship later this year, and they’re expected to sell for between $200 and $400. Development of the open source operating system for smartphones and tablets has been taking place in public view, and there are tools that let anyone try a pre-release build of Ubuntu on existing phones, tablets, […]

Acer C720 Chromebook with Core i3 review


Acer was one of the first companies to launch a laptop running Google’s Chrome operating system, and the company has updated its Chrome OS laptops a number of times over the past few years. This year’s lineup includes models with bigger screens, ARM and Intel Celeron and Bay Trail processors, and Acer’s most powerful Chromebook […]