Intel has shipped its first “open-source PC,” a bare-bones computer aimed at software developers building x86 applications and hobbyists looking to construct their own computer.
The PC, called the MinnowBoard (shown above), is basically a motherboard with no casing around it. It was codeveloped by Intel and CircuitCo Electronics, a company that specializes in open-source motherboards, and... Read More
For serious typing sessions—or if you just can’t get the hang of the iPad’s onscreen keyboard—an external keyboard offers the tactile advantages of real keys without sacrificing the iPad’s portability and touchscreen features.
The iPad supports almost any Bluetooth keyboard, but there are many, many keyboards on the market that are specifically made for use with the iPad. These tend to... Read More
Buying a printer shouldn’t be difficult, but often, it is. That’s partly because of the vast abundance of technologies, manufacturers, and models to choose from.
In order to make an informed decision, you need to consider issues far beyond the basic cost of purchasing and owning the printer and focus on factors like speed, paper capacity, and ink technology.
Inks can be... Read More
Are you torn between buying a portable PC or a trendy tablet? What about your smartphone? Here is one editor’s attempt to find the best mobile tech for him.
Tablets, netbooks, smartphones–these days, you can’t buy a microwave without being upsold on the 4G, touchscreen, app-store model. But when you’re picking out your preferred mobile tech for work (or even for... Read More
Upgrading your PC’s hardware can be easy, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to do each task. Here are five upgrades that most users do a half-baked job on, and tips to help your upgrade go flawlessly.
Whether you’re an experienced hand or a technophobic novice, chances are good that your last PC upgrade didn’t exactly follow the industry’s best practices.... Read More
Your first-generation smartphone may be old, outdated, and out of contract, but it can still serve a purpose (or eight).
Old smartphones never die–they just get stuck in a drawer after being replaced by something newer and cooler. Ah, well, that’s what happens in these fast-tech times, right? Out with the outdated, in with the latest and greatest.... Read More
Running a business doesn’t have to mean giving the world free access to your wallet. Here are seven ways you can start saving money for your small business today.
Most people expect that running a small business means heading to the bank, hat in hand, asking for a five- or six-figure loan just so they can get through the month.
Thanks to modern technology and the Web, however, that’s no... Read More
Rip your records, transfer your tapes, scan your photos, and move your home movies onto your hard drive. We’ve collected some easy ways to convert vinyl, film, and other analog media into high-quality digital files.... Read More
Like technology experts and IT insiders, small-business owners may have noticed a startling trend. Technology is suddenly everywhere.A slow buildup of netbooks, 3DTVs and eReaders at the beginning of last year quickly built to a crescendo, and is now giving way to nearly innumerable new apps, tablet PCs and online solutions.
Dozens of surprisingly affordable consumer electronics are ready to ... Read More
Virtualization isn’t just for geeks or those who run enormously powerful servers. It offers something for everybody, and if you haven’t yet dipped your toe into the virtualization ocean, then you’re at serious risk of being left behind.
In its strictest sense, virtualization refers to running two or more operating systems one one physical PC. Either the multiple operating... Read More