Sean Portnoy

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

Sean Portnoy is a freelance technology journalist; currently, all work that Sean does is on a contractural basis. Sean has also written corporate communications documents for CA.Sean does not accept gifts from companies he covers. All hardware products he writes about are purchased with his own funds or are review units covered under formal loan agreements and are returned after the review is complete.

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The tablets of IFA 2013

The tablets of IFA 2013

While Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are still keeping their new tablets under wraps, many other manufacturers chose the Berlin convention to show off their latest Android and Windows 8 slates. Here are a number of notable ones.

September 8, 2013 by in Tablets

The best back-to-school laptops

The best back-to-school laptops

With back-to-school shopping in full swing, here's a look at 10 (mostly) affordable notebooks for students returning to the classroom. Most of them are helped by Intel's new fourth-generation Core processors (a.k.a. Haswell), which manage to improve both performance and battery life. That will come in handy for those all-night study sessions -- or YouTube viewing marathons.

August 18, 2013 by in Laptops

CES 2009: Widgets, Widgets Everywhere

CES 2009: Widgets, Widgets Everywhere

It seemed like nearly every TV manufacturer at CES was touting its Internet integration on new sets via widgets, small apps that can provide updated streaming information from online. Many of them are making use of the Yahoo-and-Intel-developed Widget Channel platform, though some are trying to roll their own. Here are a few shots of widget-related products that were displayed in Vegas

January 12, 2009 by in Enterprise Software