There are people in this world whose curiosity about computers goes beyond the stuff found while cruising the seedy side of the web in Private Browsing mode. A truly different breed, they want to build their own computers and learn code. This new all-in-one computer-building and coding kit lets those special humans do both and it’s as easy as Legos.
The new Chromebook 11 is looking good and that should give some sizzle to HP’s newest Google-tuned laptop. It’s lightweight, inexpensive & integrates everything Google has to offer from Docs to maps to photos, storage to video chats and all the rest.
The team behind the Ubuntu Edge thought it would be a great idea if your phone could also plug into a monitor and function as the brain of your desktop computer. They call it Convergent Computing & they’ve developed both the hardware and the software to make it work. The slim Ubuntu Superphone features all metal construction & a tough sapphire crystal display & the software does a dual boot when you plug it in, combining Android & Ubuntu OS to create a fully integrated Ubuntu PC.
Today Apple showed off its new Mac Pro hardware. Details were not complete but we learned that these new cylinder-shaped professional desktop machines feature the most powerful ECC memory Apple has ever installed. Top speed: 1866 MHz DDR 3. For I/O, they support FireWire and the new Thunderbolt 2. AMD FirePro graphic capability means they can run 4K out of all the ports. They’re also made in America. Available late 2013.
Sony’s new VAIO Pro series includes the Pro 11, Pro 13 & Duo 13. They’re light. The 11 is the lightest notebook PC, er, ultrabook in the world & the 13 is the lightest touchscreen one. The Duo 13 is a combination laptop & touchscreen slate that also weighs next to nothing. Full HD displays, NFC technology, 4th gen Intel processors, & other high level standard features make them even more attractive. Sony computing is back!
While Adobe figures out how to do away with software they’ve decided to step into the hardware market, with the Project Mighty Smart Stylus & Napoleon Ruler. The stylus works much like the one you use now but together with the ruler it enables you to create curved and angled shapes. It’s designed to work with a yet unreleased app and according to Adobe it’s also “cloud connected.”
This is the world’s smallest router. Not for intricate toothpick carvings, it’s a wireless router actually. It’s pocket-sized for easy portability and keeps you connected to the signal whether you use Windows 8, iOS, or Mac OS.
Unlike that dull little flash drive you’re currently using, this one from the storage warriors at SanDisk swivels 360º & the donut hole in the middle means you can connect it to your keychain or clip it to a carabiner. Available in 4, 8, 16, & 32 Gig capacities.
Who among us is a true touch-typist? Exactly, so most likely you look at the keyboard when you type. And since you spend all day everyday staring down at it, why not look at something cool? This Super Hero themed keyboard skin fits the Apple wireless keyboard, 13″ & 15″ MacBooks and most MacBook Airs plus it won’t block out backlit keys.
What’s the use of an 18-inch PC tablet that weighs 5 pounds? Honestly, we have no idea but surely someone does. The Transformer AiO is an all-in-one desktop PC that pops off its stand to become a massive tablet. It runs Windows 8 on Intel’s i3 CPU or optional i5 & i7 processors plus when it’s in tablet mode it can be switched over to run its onboard Android 4.1OS.