Currys to Stop Charging People for Turning Their Laptops on

The Currys/PC World/Carphone Warehouse conglomerate of everything electrical has apologised for one particular shady technique it's been guilty of using for years, with customers no longer finding themselves hit with setup fees of as much as £40 to have their new laptops booted up for a pre-purchase check. Read More >>

The Key to Buying the Best Battery Pack for Your Gadgets

Not all batteries are the same. Aside from the various ports you might see on one, such as USB Type-A, micro USB or USB Type-C, it’s also critical to consider the kind of power output your device requires if you want to actually juice up your laptop and phone. Read More >>

New Patent Hints That Apple Could Get Rid of Physical Keyboards Entirely

If you’re a holdout who refuses to upgrade to a post-2015 MacBook because of Apple’s revamped keyboard and its shallow butterfly switches, it seems like your prospects for a better experience in the future just got a little bleaker. Read More >>

MWC 2018: Intel’s Only Gone and Made a 5G Laptop

5G is one of the big themes at MWC this year, with companies trying to flog hardware, infrastructure, and concepts to take advantage of the next generation of mobile signal. Intel is no different, and amongst the many 5G-related things it has on show is something fairly cool: a 5G laptop concept. Read More >>

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MWC 2018: Alexa and Cortana Will Duke It Out in the Update to the Best Laptop Under £1,200

Alexa already dominates a tonne of living rooms and kitchens thanks to Amazon’s huge line of Echo smart speakers. But there’s still one major category of devices Alexa has yet to conquer: PCs. However, at CES 2018, Amazon announced that Alexa would be making its way onto computers too. That brings us to now, at MWC 2018, where Lenovo is showing off its line of new Yoga 730 2-in-1s, which are going to be one of the first systems sporting Alexa’s new PC integration. Read More >>

MWC 2018: Huawei’s Matebook X Pro is a Slick Challenger to the Very Best Windows Laptops

In the laptop world, Dell’s XPS 13 gets a lot of credit for having a great design, excellent battery life and that nifty Infinity Edge display that started the trend of slimmer bezels on laptops. But what most people don’t know is that the laptop with the thinnest bezels in the world isn’t a Dell, it’s now a Huawei. Read More >>

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MWC 2018: Huawei Has Some New Hardware Coming, and it Clearly Has Apple in its Sights

Mobile World Congress officially begins in Barcelona tomorrow, but today's the day we're starting to hear big announcements from mobile companies across the world. While many will have their eyes set on Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event this evening, Huawei took to the stage to announce a range of new products. Read More >>

Lenovo Recalls One of the Best Laptops You Can Buy Because It Might Burst Into Flames

All things considered, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is an amazing laptop. It’s crazy light and powerful with a retro design that will warm your nostalgic little heart. But there is the possibility it could burst into flames, the company announced today. Which is, you know, a bad thing for a laptop. Read More >>

How to Avoid Being Tracked on Your Laptop, Phone, or Fitness Tracker

Today we’re all being tracked by more gadgets than ever before, and in ways that might not be immediately obvious; but it is possible to put restrictions on the data that your laptop, your smartphone, and even your fitness tracker can collect about you—in particular, where you are and what you’re doing with your device. Read More >>

How the MacBook Air Changed Laptops Forever

When Apple launched the MacBook Air at the end of January 2008, it was an overpriced marvel of design and tech. The laptop, a silvery sliver of machined aluminium, was .76 inches at its thickest and weighed less than three pounds. In an impractical but effective on-stage demonstration, Steve Jobs unveiled the the £1,500 computer by removing it from a manilla interoffice envelope to demonstrate just how svelte it really was. “What is the MacBook Air?” he asked while pacing the stage. “In a sentence, it’s the world’s thinnest notebook.” Read More >>

Lenovo Flaw Could Let Hackers Bypass Fingerprint Scanners on Some PCs

Earning a high severity level from Lenovo’s own security advisory, anyone currently using a select number of the company’s Thinkpad, ThinkStation, and Thinkcentre systems should know that there’s an important vulnerability that needs to be fixed. Read More >>

Apple Might Finally—FINALLY—Kill the MacBook Air

Just in time for its tenth anniversary, Apple might finally be killing the MacBook Air, according to a new report from Digitimes. If this is true, it’d be the first axeing of a laptop line from Apple since the iBook and Powerbook were axed back in 2006. It would also be about damn time. Read More >>

CES 2018: Acer’s Swift 7 Is the Thinnest Laptop in the World, Again

Even though the battle to slim down laptops has slowed in recent years, that hasn’t stopped Acer from trying. And with the second-generation Swift 7, Acer has retaken the crown for having the thinnest laptop in the world. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Mobile Connect Is Dell’s Answer to Apple Handoff

The diversity of the Android and Windows ecosystems are one of their biggest advantages over Apple’s alternatives. However, with two different companies in charge of development, sometimes it’s hard to get everyone together to create the kind of tightly integrated platforms Mac and iPhone fans are so proud of. Read More >>