Toshiba brings the kitchen sink to the ultra-portable game
Toshiba describes its Portege R800 series of laptops as "ultra-portable" business machines and while we're not looking to quibble, the title invites comparison with some tough competition.
The 13.3-inch Portege R830 we tested is about an inch thick, not bad, but not nearly as thin as Apple's impossibly svelte MacBook Air, or Samsung's Series 9, each of which is nearly 50 per cent less bulky than the Toshiba. Amazingly though, the Toshiba weighs only a little more than those machines and offers one major feature they do not; an optical disk drive. So while the R830 may not slide into that iconic manila envelope, it will let you watch DVDs, make copies of your CDs and install software from disks.
So if you've been considering a MacBook Air or Samsung Series 9, but aren't sure you can do without some of their missing features, read through to see if Toshiba's slightly thicker range-topper may better meet your needs.
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Video recovered from stolen laptop shows thief dancing like a fool
If you're thinking of stealing a laptop, don't. But if you really must do it, here is a way to make yourself look like even more of a fool than just a ridiculous thief.
A video is going viral of a laptop thief who made a recording of himself doing a ridiculous dance in front of the stolen computer.
How did the video get posted if the laptop was nicked?
CES: Tablets, PCs or e-Readers? How about all of them!
The technology darling created a market that wasn’t there a year ago, which put their competitors in a position of playing catch-up. But if there’s a takeaway from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, it’s this: the tablet market will heat up significantly in 2011.
Looking to drop cable TV? Boxee may be for you
Wishing you could break up with your cable / satellite TV provider? Watching everything on your computer and wish you could see it on the big(ger) screen? Meet the Boxee.
What is it? Boxee is a small, stylish, polished black cube about the size of a large can of soup that gives you a whole new option for watching TV. Connecting to your home wifi network, Boxee aggregates all of the shows available for streaming on the web into an insanely user-friendly interface that makes finding your favourite show easier than finding the latest recording on your PVR.
Adobe's Flash reduces battery life 33%, says review
Things keep getting worse for Adobe's Flash. Apple - which is now officially the third largest vendor of personal computers in the US - shipped its new MacBook Airs without Flash installed. That isn't the story, though - the story is what happens to the battery life when someone puts Flash on one of those beasties.
Is this the most blinged-out laptop?
If design is everything and you consider the latest MacBook Air ugly, have I got something for you!
Behold the 'Classic Bespoke' laptop - the latest creation from David Munk Bogballe, a Danish designer who has gone over the top with this uber-luxury laptop.
Fittingly, it was just released at the Millionaire Fair in Moscow.
What makes it so special?
Warning: Don’t get hot and bothered by your laptop
If you’re someone who often uses a laptop where its name implies - on your lap - you might want to change that habit. Especially if you like to have nice legs.
Get your BlackBerry or laptop blessed at Nova Scotia church
Usually a priest or minister will ask you to turn off your BlackBerry or iPhone during a service. But in Nova Scotia, Rev. Lisa Vaughan will be asking people to turn them on – and bring them to the front for an unusual blessing.
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