HP Stream notebooks boost case for cheap laptop ereading

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

HP has just issued a press release announcing two new additions to its Stream range of cheap notebooks – with mouthwatering specs and prices. The new HP Stream 11.6 and 13.3 diagonal notebooks offer “great battery life, Windows 10 optimization and bold new colors,” according to [...]

Microsoft Display Dock: A desktop future for your mobile reading?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the highlights of Microsoft’s Windows 10 devices event, just completed in New York, was the reveal of the Microsoft Display Dock. This slightly-less-than-hockey-puck-sized device gives you the ability to connect your Windows 10 phone to a monitor and use it like a desktop PC. If [...]

Do you really want to run Windows 10 on your Raspberry Pi?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Hardware geek cornucopia Adafruit has just rolled out the Microsoft Internet of Things Pack for Raspberry Pi 2, a full hardware developer kit for any electronics-savvy whizzkid aching “to get started using Windows 10 and your Raspberry Pi as an IoT enabled device. A collaboration between [...]

How to save huge amounts of disk space after a Windows 10 upgrade

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

One of the most vexing aspects of Microsoft’s ostensibly generous free upgrade path to Windows 10 is the trash left over on your hard drive after the installation of a new build. Having done my stint in the Windows Insider Program to try out successive versions of Windows 10 prior to its [...]

Could your next smartphone be a Windows Phone?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

Moves in the Windows Phone ecosystem have been making Windows Phones ever more attractive choices as smartphones and mobile ebook reading platforms for a while now. And now, courtesy of a leak initially aired by Russian site Onetile and later picked up by WMPoweruser, it looks like we have a very [...]

Tablet or laptop? You decide

By Chris Meadows
September 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Neurogadget has what looks at first like an interesting article—it sits down to compare a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to “one of [its] biggest rivals,” an Acer Aspire S7 laptop. And the article starts out well enough. It talks about Microsoft wanting to bring “more than a tablet” to the [...]

Microsoft to shut down Zune Music Pass service

By Chris Meadows
September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

We haven’t had any good DRM server shutdown stories for a while, so it was just about time for another one. It seems Microsoft is about to join the ranks of Yahoo, Google, Wal-Mart, Embiid, Fictionwise and eReader, JManga, and…well, Microsoft. Or at least, that’s how it looks at first glance. [...]

Seattle ‘Super Wi-Fi’ may point the way to better Wi-Fi for everyone

By Chris Meadows
September 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

I visited Seattle and the Space Needle back in the early ‘90s, and got to go watch tiles fall off the Kingdome. But the Kingdome is long gone now, and other things about Seattle have changed as well—such as the new “Super Wi-Fi” in the shadow of the Space Needle at Seattle Center. GeekWire [...]

Retro games market shows piracy doesn’t always win

By Chris Meadows
August 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

Piracy might not be as bad of a scourge to business as some people make out. Or at least, that’s what Techdirt’s Timothy Geigner suggests, based on an article about price hikes in the retro video game market. Retro video games are some of the most easily-pirated, most often-emulated media [...]

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