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“Dazzling show” in the sky tonight thanks to The Perseid meteor shower

I just read on the National Geographic web site, that tonight is going to be quite the show up in the skies. In fact, according to the site, it could get quite exciting: "you might see more than 80 meteors an hour streak across the sky during the best viewing...

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad U350 13.3″ laptop

For a first generation CULV-based laptop, the Lenovo U350 delivers on most counts.
Lenovo U350 review

First look: Lenovo IdeaPad U350 laptop

We just received a Lenovo IdeaPad U350 from Lenovo. This is a 13.3" laptop with almost netbook-like proportions (but not quite). Thin and light, it tips the scales at about 3.5lbs.

Apple’s non-netbook answer: 10″ tablet set for Fall launch according to the Financial Times

If I've learned one thing in my years it's not to bet against Apple. Ever (well, except when Gil Amelio is running the company). But still, sometimes I wonder what has taken Apple so long to introduce a netbook. The gap is screamingly large in their current product line-up. The smallest...
Toshiba NB205 netbook review

Review: Toshiba NB205 netbook

It ships with XP, but even Windows 7 ran smoothly, and scored an index of 2.2, which is on par with other Atom-based netbooks.

2010 Honda Insight adds respectable handling to hybrid market

Toyota, with its successful Prius model, has enjoyed several years of little competition in the 4-door hybrid market. Although Honda had been selling an older generation Insight, its styling and technology were dated. With the 2010 Honda Insight, that is no longer the case. Engineers at the vaunted Japanese automaker...

Rumor mill: Microsoft announcement Monday, launching ‘Office Web’?

Cloud computing could get even more interesting next week if this rumor proves true. Hot on the heels of Google's Chrome OS announcement this week (Watch out Microsoft: Google formally announces Chrome Operating System, turns up heat), it appears that the Redmond giant is awakening to the cloud, finally......

Watch out Microsoft: Google formally announces Chrome Operating System, turns up heat

It was only a matter of time; 9:37pm Pacific Time on July 7, 2009 in an innocent appearing blog post to be exact. With "cloud computing"—a term used to describe the new world of light weight computing where local storage and processing matters less—on the rise, Google is taking the...

Intel to Lenovo and Samsung: No special pricing for you!

Intel today revoked preferential pricing to Lenovo and Samsung for its Atom chipset which power popular netbook models, typically with screens 10-inches and smaller. Apparently both manufacturers violated terms by using the lower-priced chipset in models with larger screen sizes. The netbook market is an entertaining place these days. First,...

San Francisco Chronicle goes wrinkle-free with new “high-definition” format

Here's a European twist on the standard newspaper trend piece. Usually we hear about things like Kindle when talking about next generation newspaper delivery. Starting today, however, the San Francisco Chronicle is delivering a glossy—or "high-definition"—look to the newspaper. No tech gadgets required. Following in the footsteps of several overseas big-city...