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10/29/2011

Acer Aspire S bridges gap between tablets and laptops

 

AspireS3_01One of the greatest things about tablets like the Apple iPad is just how fast they come to life. Press the power button and boom - you can instantly tap an app to life, spontaneously Google a local restaurant or browse your email.

The same can’t be said for laptops - until now. Before, you’d have to wait for the computer to come out of sleep mode, which could take anywhere from 45 seconds to a couple of minutes.

But a new wave of laptops - known as Ultrabooks - are stepping up their game.

One of the fist is the Acer Aspire S Ultrabook.

 

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08/16/2011

Speed up your computer with a redeemable card?

Bought a new computer but it's feeling a little slow? Perhaps a magical 'upgrade card' will help it go a little faster.

Intel has a way for people to speed up their computers without even setting a finger inside the case. But is it a way to genuinely help users squeeze out extra performance? Or is it a cash grab to get more money after the fact?

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07/11/2011

Are we ready for a brain on a chip?

Could we put the human brain on a microchip? Scientists in the UK hope that they'll be able to simulate at least 1% of it. The researchers, at the University of Manchester, want to string together 1 million processors to simulate the activity of 1 million neurons.

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05/01/2011

Intel flaunts future tech waiting in the wings

IMG_6446-2 We all know Intel processors power a fairly large number of netbooks, laptops and desktop computers. A new report said Intel has an 81 per cent market share.

But what do things look like when it comes to technology of the future?

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.

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