Articles about Hardware
Laptops and desktops don't come cheap for enterprises or small business owners. Depending on your app needs, spending $100 to $150 for a PC on a stick could make sense.
The Soundbrenner Pulse is a wearable, connected device for musicians that acts as a metronome to help you directly feel the beat.
I recently decided to replace my aging Chromebook and wanted a powerful one to take its place. I only considered two current models, and passed on the latest from Google for several reasons.
Tech insiders are pondering the deeper meaning of the Galaxy S6 Edge screen. Spare me. Here's where the story goes in the market: "Hey, that screen looks cool. $120 more? Sure, I'll take it."
Google's latest Chromebooks -- made by appliance makers -- highlight how PCs can cost less than a juicer for your veggies. Windows will follow.
While Asus' entrance into the world of Chromebooks was marked by a middle-of-the-road lineup, this year's offerings look more inspiring.
Apple is not generous in recycling its own products in China, as the US giant offers roughly half of the reclaiming prices offered by private shops, Chinese consumers have complained.
The chip maker is expanding its StrataGX family with some new ARM-based technology headed for mobile point-of-sale terminals.
The BlackBerry Classic has probably the best keyboard of any smartphone - but is that enough to raise it from nostalgia excercise to genuine contender?
With Samsung getting ready to release its new flagship handsets - the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge - into an eagerly awaiting market, some are rightly anxious about the handset's durability.
What should these wearables really cost? $10,000? $500? $350? $200? How about $30?
As PCs in general continue to find their way (or not) in the new mobile-first world, Chromebooks have all but settled into a sweet spot in serving schools and businesses.
The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes is targeting kids of all ages with its Easter Bytes festival, which will run from April 1 - 12
Samsung has a couple of high end smartphones with curved display. One is focused on notifications while the other adds a usable secondary display.
Microsoft's coming Surface 3, an Intel Atom x7-based Surface, is the new little sister to the Surface Pro 3.
I looked at three Aukey external battery chargers: A 3600mAh, ultra slim,portable charger with a Li-polymer battery in black, an 10,000mAh quick charger model in silver and a 2-in-1 4400mAh alloy external battery charger and cigarette lighter.
With the average American getting nearly $3,000 of their money back from the government many are looking to treat themselves to a new mobile device. Matthew Miller has ten recommendations for you.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge offers a snazzy design and a lot of hope, but it's unclear how functional that sliver of screen really is. Here's a look at what the Edge offers on the wraparound screen today.
Last year brought with it a revolution of smartphones in India, none more so than those in the budget category. Here are the three best models currently on the market.
Researchers from Zurich university's computer department have been demonstrating robot aircraft that can navigate to their destinations autonomously.
Matthew fell in love with the Chromebook Pixel in 2013 so when the price dropped below $1,000 for the new Pixel he immediately ordered one and offers some first impressions.
After using the BlackBerry Passport for five months, Matthew is more impressed with it than with any other phone in his collection.
What gadgets are on the market to improve your photography over 2015?
Here's everything you need to know about the Apple Watch, from features to pricing and availability.
From the stone ages of the Flintstones to the futuristic sky cities of the Jetsons, the smartwatch has been a surprising yet underlying constant in pop culture.
Updated: The Apple Watch isn't a new idea - tech giants have been trying to get smartwatches right for more than a decade. Take a tour from the earliest smartwatches to the very latest.
The redesign of Samsung's Galaxy S6 included the adoption of Google's Material Design approach as well as a hardware overhaul.
HTC made the right move by moving the UltraPixel camera to the front and adding in a more standard camera to the back. Software isn't yet final, but initial results are encouraging.
AMD's next-generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for laptops and low-power desktops, codenamed "Carrizo", will simultaneously ramp up energy efficiency and boost performance.
Service robots that are empathetic and that can learn from you - these are just some of the technologies tested out in robot houses across Europe as part of the Accompany project.
Offering affordable 3D printers for the masses, Pirate3D is bucking the trend from a recent wave of software and Internet startups from Singapore and says going the hardware route can be easier.
Asia-Pacific CIO explains how Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty remained in operation during last year's Japan earthquake.
The business world is just starting to catch up to the trend. Workers are faced with older technology, slow laptops or both, graciously provided by their company, are bringing their own to the office. Their current and fast devices offer more freedom and familiarity, but it comes with a possible cost to the enterprise. So how can organizations balance what employees want with what can be properly managed?Join Emmy Award winning journalist Jonas Tichenor as he dives into the trend with ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic Editor-in-Chief Jason Hiner. You'll get a better perspective on what's driving the trend in the enterprise and where it may be going in the future.
IT professionals are under pressure to do more with less and many are now turning to the cloud as an efficient way to meet the demands of a changing workforce. This video and The Top Ten Tech Series is sponsored by Microsoft Office 365.
At Ignition West in San Francisco, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor talks about a new chip that will help users track a smartphone user's location anywhere indoors to within 20-30 feet of where they're standing.
At a Cloudforce in San Francisco, Salesforce.com COO George Hu demos the company's new social based HR performance management tool. Rypple uses social tools to set goals and objectives and recognize workers with badges and gaming concepts. It will cost businesses $5 per month per user.
Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue show off the company's new Apple TV streaming video box. The new hardware has several updated features, including 1,080-pixel resolution for movies and TV shows and a redesigned user interface. The box will be available on March 16 for $99.
The Australian Rail Track Association (ARTC) is set to finish the proof-of-concept phase and sign off on the business case for an ambitious project to digitise Australia's train-signal network using Telstra's Next G network as its transmission backbone.
This reworking of the ThinkStation design propels Lenovo to the top of the workstation tree with a cleverly engineered and powerful product that can handle the most demanding of applications.
Nicely built with a superb 15.6-inch Ultra HD screen, a Core i7 processor and plenty of configuration choices, Dell's Precision M3800 mobile workstation is an excellent notebook with few serious drawbacks.
Getac's 11.6-inch V110 is more portable than the average rugged notebook. The screen is excellent for outdoor viewing, and multiple wireless and GPS options make this a highly adaptable, if expensive, notebook.
The Transformer Book Flip TP550LA is a 15.6-inch multimode notebook whose Core i7 processor and reasonable price are added attractions. Bear in mind, though, that it's heavy and unwieldy (especially in tablet mode), screen resolution could be higher, and battery life isn't great.
This Windows-based ultrabook may not have much sex appeal, but it packs the power of an entry-level workstation into a thin and sturdy shell.
The PowerEdge T630 is a powerful and highly configurable server workhorse for small to medium-sized businesses wanting to cash in on the benefits of the latest processor, memory and storage technologies.
HP's ZBook 15 G2 is an impressive mobile workstation, with plenty of available configuration options. Battery life isn't great, but overall this is a well-built system that delivers very good performance for the price.
Bridging the gap between high-end desktop PC and workstation, Fujitsu's Celsius W530 delivers an affordable mix of processing power and graphics functionality. It'll cope with common CAD/CAM, digital content creation and other display-intensive applications, as well as more mundane office tools.
Eurocom has managed to pack a set of server-class components into a clamshell form factor without making too many compromises. The Panther 5SE is expensive though, so you'll need to make a good use case for buying one.
Apple's latest iMac combines an outstanding 5K display with enhanced performance to provide an impressive all-in-one workstation for video and graphics applications. Internal upgrade options are limited, but the price is currently unmatched by any of Apple's rivals.
ViewSonic's VX2880ml is a well-specified 28-inch UltraHD (4K) display that delivers good performance at a reasonable price.
The Precision M2800 is an impressive mobile workstation. We have just a couple of niggles: the touchpad is too small, and we'd prefer the top-of-the-range model's 128GB SSD to be bigger.
If you're seeking a well-specified mobile workstation with plenty of configuration options, Fujitsu's Celsius H730 is a worthy contender. It's not cheap, but the PalmSecure palm-vein authentication looks like a valuable addition.
HP's 14-inch EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 combines ultrabook elegance with MIL-STD 810G robustness. It has a great screen and performs well, but lacks integrated VGA and Ethernet ports. You'll pay a premium price too.
Aimed at a variety of vertical markets, the Xplore Bobcat clads an Atom-based Windows tablet in a rugged and customisable chassis.