Apple gives you a gift card with a purchase of phones, tablets, PCs or headphones

Apple’s Black Friday deals are here, but as usual there’s little in terms of outright discounts. Instead of a price cut on any of its iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Macs, or AirPods, Apple is offering a gift card so you can get some accessories later on. That credit varies by the product you get – … Read more

WhatsApp May Be Working on a Windows App for PCs: Report

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp is reportedly working with Microsoft to deliver a proper desktop app. WhatsApp is one of the few developers that consistently delivered updates to its Windows Phone app, but a report by Windows Central suggests WhatsApp is actually getting ready to deliver a proper desktop app as well, The Next Web reported on Friday. Concept art for a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of … Read more

Intel researches quantum computing and neuromorphic chips for future PCs

Intel realizes there will be a post-Moore’s Law era and is already investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today’s PCs and servers. The chipmaker is “investing heavily” in quantum and neuromorphic computing, said Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, during a question-and-answer session at the company’s investor day on Thursday. “We are investing in those edge … Read more

Microsoft tries to expel Chromebooks from schools with Intune app and low-cost PCs

For years, Apple Macs dominated the classroom. Then Chromebooks took over. Now, Microsoft is once again pushing for kids to learn via new, cheap Windows 10 PCs, managed by a new Intune application designed specifically for education. Chromebooks aren’t much more than web browsers built on top of a bare-bones OS. That can be a … Read more

Severe vulnerability in Cisco’s WebEx extension for Chrome leaves PCs open to easy attack

Anyone who uses the popular Cisco WebEx extension for Chrome should update to the latest version pronto. Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy recently discovered a serious vulnerability in the Chrome extension that leaves PCs wide open to attack. In older versions of the extension (before version 1.0.3) malicious actors could add a “magic string” to a … Read more

The best laptops of 2016: Budget PCs, 2-in-1s, Ultrabooks and more

The number of laptop options in 2016 has been wide and varied. Form factors like convertibles and 2-in-1s have become as common as traditional clamshells, and the release of Nvidia’s Pascal GPU architecture may forever change our expectations of gaming laptops. No matter what you’re hunting for, it’s been a great year for anyone buying … Read more

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The number of laptop options in 2016 has been wide and varied. Form factors like convertibles and 2-in-1s have become as common as traditional clamshells, and the release of Nvidia’s Pascal GPU architecture may forever change our expectations of gaming laptops. No matter what you’re hunting for, it’s been a great year for anyone buying … Read more

LG’s bringing HDR to PCs with one of the first high dynamic range monitors

The hottest technology in TV tech right now is the high-dynamic range displays, but so far HDR hasn’t made its way into computer monitors—save for a few expensive studio-grade displays. That’s set to change in January when LG says it will introduce the company’s first 4K HDR computer monitor at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. … Read more

LG Stylo 2 Plus now available at Metro PCS, a 5.7 inch phablet with a fingerprint scanner for $220

The LG Stylo has become LG’s budget phablet device for those who would like a Galaxy Note-like experience with LG’s own device featuring a dedicated stylus that stows away in the phone. The first Stylo came out last May and has been deemed popular with pre-paid carriers like Boost and Cricket. The LG Stylo 2 … Read more