Meghan J. McDonough is a Chicago-based purveyor of consumer technology and music. She previously wrote for LAPTOP Magazine and is currently an on-air DJ for CHIRPRadio.org. She is often found drinking gigantic iced coffees – even during Chicago’s infamous winters.
Starting today, Amazon has permanently dropped the price on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet to $269 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version. The price drop coincides with the launch of the Kindle Fire HD in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and…
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Love Dropbox but wish it was less clunky? How about giving you better notifications of what files have been shared and what's been recently updated? Your wish has been granted. Dropbox is adding new features to its desktop application for…
Apple's iTunes has undergone a major update in version 11, with changes that overhauled the interface and eliminated many useful features. Thankfully, there are other options. Here are four great iTunes 11 alternatives.
Is the traditional clamshell laptop design headed the way of the dinosaur? Digitimes is reporting that both Acer and HP are working on innovative new designs for their forthcoming notebooks, specifically those based on Intel's new Haswell…
You're the smartest computer in the world and proved it by beating your human opponents at Jeopardy. Now what do you do? For IBM's Watson computer, cooking lessons are next on its agenda, along with dabbling in pharmaceuticals.
What does the Ego! Smartmouse do? It's easier to ask what it doesn't do. It's a mashup of a mouse, a flash drive, a TV remote, a Wiimote, and a VGA camera – because, hey, what mouse doesn't need a camera in it?
Is it possible to have both performance and endurance in one portable system? AMD announces TurboDock technology that prioritizes performance over battery life when a hybrid slate is docked, but does the opposite when the slate is removed.
The Pixel sits somewhere between the third generation Samsung Chromebook and the MacBook Pro with retina display. But what do you get for your money with each system? We break it down in an in-depth comparison.