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Google and Johnson & Johnson will be collaborating on the development of surgical robots intended for assistance in operating rooms.
You can order the latest Android flagships today. Matthew Miller was leaning toward the Galaxy S6 Edge, but then he took a closer look at his options.
Windows 10 is on the horizon with improved desktop and touch operation, and these 2-in-1 systems are ready to take advantage of it as both laptops and tablets.
Third-party apps that support Apple Watch have started to arrive in Apple's App Store.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending March 26, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
HP's Sprout and Dell's conceptual Smart Desk show how touch-driven work surfaces can breathe new life into the desktop form factor.
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Oracle, VCE and Cisco dominated the standards as integrated system sales surged in the fourth quarter and 2014.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge has a tapered edge screen that could be nirvana for notifications. Enterprise developers, however, need to develop notifications that mean business.
The technology that powers business is key to driving productivity improvements and economies. The recent Promat and Automate 2015 shows featured many technologies that can do both. But, were the innovations breakthroughs or incremental? And, where were the ERP vendors?
Sensible commuters and business travellers will want to protect their mobile technology in a good-quality travel bag. Here are three contenders.
The launch of the Galaxy S6 is critical to Samsung's overall financial performance and it's clear there will be strong curb appeal among the Android crowd. Switchers from the iPhone are unlikely.
A minor furor has broken out with the news that the UK's legislature is to get a much needed, and expected, upgrade to its technology.
The two flagship devices are more alike than ever, so what do the differences and similarities tell us about the future of smartphones?
The EU is still concerned that online retailers may be cooperating to restrict the supply of certain consumer electronic goods.
After cutting prices last month, the company is now offering either $100 or $150 off most configurations. The price on the base model remains unchanged, however.
According to the FAA, enterprises can obtain exemptions to speed up airspace restrictions, but there are limitations.
Not only is the company itself under new leadership, it is having to adapt to a rapidly changing ecosystem where the PC has given ground to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Updated: Take a tour of BlackBerry's most iconic handsets, from 2000's mobile connectivity-less 957 to the latest crop of BlackBerry 10 devices.
Designer Jeffrey Stephenson is back with another amazing hand-built PC design.
When it comes to portable systems, thin and light is the modern day mantra, and they don't come much thinner or lighter than the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. But being thin and light brings with it compromises, but by adding a few essential accessories into the mix, you can create a mobile working platform that is second to none.
What if Santa moonlighted as a tech CEO for the rest of the year? I'm pretty sure these cutthroat titans of tech feel that jolly old St. Nick is missing a trick or two by giving people the gifts they want as opposed to using his position to gain dominance and market share.
No, not gifts for your robot, robotic gifts to help make your life at work and home a little easier.
Since switching up from an iPhone 5 to the iPhone 6 Plus, I've neglected my iPad. But finding it under a pile of cables the other day got me pondering as to how I could integrate it back into my workflow.
If you're willing to look, there are some excellent tech gadgets and gifts out there that don't require a second mortgage.
Rather than pick gifts for you and yours, I'm looking at the best of the best when it comes to tech that I've had the pleasure of using this year, from the big stuff like notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, to smaller stuff like storage devices and smart bulbs.
There is no single best device, but here's the best of the best.
In November 2014, the top six supercomputers all run Linux, but that's about the only thing they have in common.
Let's say you found $7,000 in loose change inside your old couch. What kind of PC could you build with all that money?
A lot of readers are interested in knowing what I have connected to my Mac(s) at the office. Here's a tour of the hardware I use - and rely on - daily. Everything from peripherals to high-end printers.
Looking to snap up a new PC, tablet or free downloads? Check out this selection of the best deals we've seen so far.
The Android platform continues to enjoy significant advantages over that offered by Apple, and this is why it remains the platform of choice for business, BYOD, and power users.
Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Philip Schiller, announces the latest version of the company's smartphone, the iPhone 4S. The new phone features an A5 chip, dual-core graphics, a longer battery life, better camera, and both CDMA and GSM.
At Apple's headquarters, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Philip Schiller, unveils new iPod Nano features, including a new multitouch icon screen, new sensors for runners, and the ability to wear the device as a watch. The Nano comes in 7 colors, in an 8GB version for $129 and a 16GB version for $149.
Every time a new tablet computer hits the market, experts speculate whether it could be the one to take down Apple's iPad. CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains why Amazon's Kindle Fire could be its stiffest competition yet.
At the Intel Developer Forum, Google announced it is teaming up with the chipmaker to optimize Android for Intel-powered mobile devices. Google Senior Vice President Andy Rubin made an appearance during the keynote address with Intel CEO Paul Otellini to announce that all future versions of Android will use the x86 chip architecture.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini discusses Intel’s notebook venture as the “most satisfying and complete computer experience” ever with a sleeker and lighter design and a long battery life at mainstream prices. The first Ultrabooks have already started shipping from select partners and more will be on the way by the holiday season this year.
At the WWDC conference in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils iTunes Match, part of the company's new iCloud service. For a $24.99 annual fee, users can use iTunes Match to scan their music library for non-iTunes purchased songs. Apple then provides a DRM-free file of those songs for access from iCloud.
The Tecra R950 is a hefty 15.6in. business-grade notebook with an up-to-date set of security and manageability features, integrated mobile broadband and a solid but understated design. It performs well enough for its market, but we'd prefer a higher screen resolution.
Toshiba's 13.3in. Portégé Z930 is a small, neat and lightweight business-grade ultrabook with mobile broadband support. However, it's expensive, and the screen could be better.
The Satellite Pro L830 isn't a particularly lightweight, compact or powerful 13.3in. notebook, and the screen quality could be better. Still, it's quite solidly made, there's plenty of hard drive storage and the price is reasonable.
With its novel cloud-based configuration and app platform, Cisco's EA4500 is an interesting experiment, but the hardware itself fails to excite.
Although it's not cheap by consumer standards, Logitech's BCC950 ConferenceCam is an excellent solution for businesses wanting to get into video communication without going to the much greater expense of installing traditional room-based systems.
The Aspire S5 is an exceptionally slim, light and stylish ultrabook. However, it's also expensive: to blow us away, it needs a better screen, an Ethernet port and longer battery life — and a lower price.
This smart-looking, lightweight 10.1in. Android tablet comes with a good range of preinstalled business software. Although its lack of support for USB devices and USB charging is unfortunate, Fujitsu has made an admirable job of producing a tablet that's equally usable in the office and at home.
HP's Z1 Workstation is a well-designed, powerful and upgradable all-in-one PC suitable for a range of professional power users. Although not without its flaws, the Z1 is well worth considering if you want something different from the traditional desktop form factor.
The ioSafe Solo is bulkier, heavier, slower and more expensive than less robust external drives. But it works well enough, and if you need your data to survive being burned and flooded, you can put your trust in this device.
This 11.6in. notebook is an outstanding performer. It's not particularly lightweight or attractive, but the specification is top-notch and the screen, keyboard and touchpad are all perfectly usable. Plenty of professionals will be keen to get their hands on this system, if they can stomach the price tag.
The first Intel-powered smartphone offers excellent value for money, with its large screen, good battery life and NFC support. On the downside, it lacks storage expansion, runs Android 2.3 and some apps may not run on the Atom processor.
Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.
Acer's Olympics-branded Iconia Tab A510 isn't the most eye-catching of Android 4.0 tablets, but it does have a quad-core processor, a useful software bundle and above-average battery life. Business users may prefer the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T for its keyboard dock.
The Satellite Pro C850-10N delivers decent performance at a reasonable price. The keyboard flex is a concern, but build quality is generally robust. Overall, it's a good basic business workhorse.
The Transformer Pad implements a number of cost-saving measures and consequently lacks the sparkle of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Still, the Pad is significantly cheaper than the Prime, so you may well be prepared to accept the trade-off.