A Closer Look: Multitasking on mobile devices
Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do.
Microsoft hires Qualcomm exec to make more deals (Update)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has lured away an executive from smartphone chip maker Qualcomm to hammer out more deals that will expand the software maker's presence in the mobile device market.
A dead phone may stop you entering the US—here's how to keep it alive on the move
I find international travel tedious. While the destination is always exciting, the journey is simply a chore to be endured. Watching a movie on your laptop or browsing the internet on your phone can make ...
The future of batteries: Q&A with the director of the national laboratory battery hub
Everywhere you look, you see lithium-ion batteries. They're in your laptop, your cell phone, your power tools, maybe even your car. Lithium-ion battery research accounts for about 95% of all battery research ...
Review: Warming up to tablets with keyboard covers
It took some travels across the country for me to appreciate a tablet with a keyboard cover.
A theoretical model for vibrations in laptops provides design strategies for reducing hard drive failures
Laptops have the advantages of being more versatile and portable than their desktop counterparts. But these attributes impose considerable demands on the electronic components in a laptop—particularly the ...
Transformer Book V: Asus launches new 'five-mode' hybrid laptop
Leading Taiwanese tech firm Asus unveiled a hybrid device which combines a laptop, tablet and mobile phone Monday in what it hailed as a "world first".
Intel, PC makers broaden support for Chromebooks (Update)
Another wave of laptop computers running on Google's Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft's dominant Windows franchise.
Gift Guide: Solid tech options for upgrading mom
Mom is busy. She's working and making and doing and raising you, among other things. In return, it's probably time for her to upgrade her aging PC or laptop. Hint, hint.
Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer
The laptop computer that Bill Clinton used in 1998 to send the first-ever US presidential email has sold for $60,667 in an online auction, the Boston auction house that handled the transaction said Thursday.
Google redesigns search results on PCs (Update)
Web surfing through the Internet's main gateway now looks slightly different on personal computers, thanks to a few cosmetic changes to Google's search engine this week.
Disney launches cloud film service for mobile devices
The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday the launch of a service allowing users of iPads and iPhones to access hundreds of movies via the Internet cloud.
Facebook adds trending topics to site (Update)
In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook is adding a feature to its service that lets users know the topics of discussion that are trending among the site's 1.2 billion users, whether it's the death of a world ...
PCs cap worst-ever sales year with another 4Q drop
A new report says personal computer sales slipped even further during the holiday shopping season, capping the worst annual decline in the PC industry's history.