iOS 8 Upgrade Guide: Everything You Need for a Happy Upgrade

iOS 8 is almost here for your iPhone and your iPad. A shiny new operating system is fun, but you probably have some questions. Here are the answers you need. » 9/17/14 11:07am Today 11:07am

Chromecast Just Got Twitch and a Bunch of Other New Apps

Chromecast just got another wave of apps. Leading the charge this time is the newly Amazon-owned Twitch, along with iHeartRadio, and a handful of Disney streaming apps. Amazon-owned Instant Video, however, is still nowhere to be seen. But still, you just got a few more excuses to never leave the couch! » 9/16/14 12:04pm Yesterday 12:04pm

Microsoft's New Universal Mobile Keyboard Has Android and iOS in Mind

Microsoft's got a new mobile keyboard, but you won't find a Windows key anywhere on it. You will find a "Command" key though, and a little switch that toggles between Windows mode, Android mode, and iOS mode. It's a keyboard that aims to turn any tablet into a Surface. » 9/16/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Windows 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that it's going to be a move back to more familiar territory.… » 9/15/14 4:23pm Monday 4:23pm

Microsoft Bought in Minecraft What It Could Never Make Itself

More than any other title in very recent history, Minecraft has permanently changed gaming. Motion control? 1080p at 60 frames per second? They've got nothing on an infinite world full of vaguely 8-bit-looking blocks. With its purchase of Minecraft and the studio behind it, Microsoft isn't just buying a game; it's… » 9/15/14 2:22pm Monday 2:22pm

Microsoft Is Buying Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

The rumors are true, Microsoft is snapping up the block-based blockbuster Minecraft and the studio behind it. But don't freak out; Microsoft promises that Minecraft will continue to be available on all the platforms it's already on, including PC, Android, iOS, and yes, Playstation. » 9/15/14 9:07am Monday 9:07am

This Laptop Can Voltron with Its Dock For an Extra Graphics Boost

If you want a laptop that can play graphically intensive games, you're in a tough spot. Generally you can opt for something crazy expensive but portable, or something hulking and a little but cheaper. MSI's new GS30 Gaming Shadow notebook offers a middle ground: Take a slim laptop on the go, and plug into a… » 9/11/14 6:14pm Thursday 6:14pm

iWatch Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know (Updated)

If it feels like the promise of an Apple smartwatch has been looming forever, that's because it has. And its shadow helped birth the army of other smartwatches that we have today. But now, finally, the near mythical iWatch is rumored to arrive very soon. We'll be covering today's announcement live right here, but in… » 9/09/14 10:37am 9/09/14 10:37am

Intel's Core M Might Finally Give Us True Laptop-Tablet Hybrids


The perfect in-between device—something that's as thin as a dedicated tablet and as powerful as a dedicated laptopis something we've been promised for years. Once, it looked like the answer might come when Intel's Atom chips—Bay Trail chips, specifically—got potent enough to power highly mobile machines that could… » 9/05/14 11:30am 9/05/14 11:30am

HP's Chromebook 14 Gets a Big Time Tegra K1 Boost

HP has a few power-ups planned for the holiday that are worth getting excited about. Specifically, its newest 14-inch Chromebook will be getting a fancy Tegra K1 chip, and the Envy X2 detachable is going to get a serious powerboost from Intel's Core M Broadwell. » 9/04/14 12:01pm 9/04/14 12:01pm

Lenovo's New Thinkpad Helix: A Full, Fanless PC in an iPad-Size Body

Lenovo introduced its Helix detachable last year, with a 11.6-inch, 1080p screen, a beefy Intel Core i5 chip inside and a battery-boosting keyboard dock. Pretty much a Surface Pro. This year it's back with a new, slimmer body and it's one of the first gadgets out there to rep Intel's newest "Core M" brains. » 9/04/14 8:30am 9/04/14 8:30am

Acer Chromebook 13 Review: With Great Power Comes an Iffy Screen

Nvidia's Tegra K1 is an absolute blast in an Android tablet and now the Acer Chromebook 13 is slapping it in a laptop body too. The result isn't perfect, but it's a promising look at where Chromebooks could go. » 9/04/14 8:00am 9/04/14 8:00am