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The Best Mobile Workstations of 2018

How to Buy the Right Workstation Laptop The most demanding, hardcore users need the most powerful laptops on the planet. You probably agree. You probably think we’re talking about gamers and gaming laptops. Actually, though, we’re talking about work, not play: applications such as computer-aided design (CAD), architecture, engineering, video editing and post production, 3D […]

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Call problems hit O2 mobile network

Thousands of O2 customers in the UK have reported problems making and taking phone calls. Many logged the difficulty they had using the network via online sites that keep an eye on the status of the UK’s telecoms systems. The problems were logged by customers all over the UK. O2 said the initial problem had […]

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Microsoft’s Surface Mobile Mouse is the ideal companion for your Surface Go

Along with introducing the $ 399 Surface Go on Monday, Microsoft revealed a new Surface Mobile Mouse you can pre-purchase now for $ 35. The upcoming peripheral will ship on August 2 in platinum, burgundy, and cobalt blue colors, matching the palette coloring the new Surface Go Signature Type Covers, the Surface Pro Signature Type […]

Emerging Tech

This clever mobile ‘airbag’ could save your phone when you drop it

Philip Frenzel/Landesschau Baden-Württemberg If you’ve never dropped your smartphone, then guess what? It’s going to happen sooner or later. While most phone cases do a stellar job of protecting handsets when they hit the deck, some drops prove too much, leaving you with a damaged handset and a costly repair bill. Ever since the first […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft rebuilding the Office interface to align it across Web, mobile, and desktop

Enlarge / Web Word with its new simplified ribbon. Microsoft Office today has a whole bunch of versions—the traditional, fully featured Win32 desktop applications and their near counterparts on the Mac, along with various simpler versions for the Web, mobile, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Presently, these various incarnations all have similarities in their interfaces, […]

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Lenovo’s first VR-certified 15-inch mobile workstation packs a six-core CPU

Lenovo introduced its first 15-inch virtual reality-ready mobile workstation on Wednesday, June 13, the ThinkPad P52 laptop. It joins the current ThinkPad P52s model but offers better hardware such as up to an eighth-generation Intel Xeon six-core processor, up to a Nvidia Quadro P3200 discrete graphics chip, and up to 128GB of system memory. With […]

Emerging Tech

Parkinson’s is hard to detect early, but this ingenious mobile app can help

[embedded content] Progressive neurodegenerative brain disorder Parkinson’s disease (PD) can be tough to spot early on. A failure to do so can mean that patients miss out on valuable time during which they could get treatment or have the opportunity to make lifestyle changes. That’s something an EU-funded project called i-Prognosis wants to change. A […]

Photography

Google Photos can take up less space on your phone with new mobile support

Google Photos can back up images, edit your photos, share albums — and now you may not have to download the full app to get those features. Google Photos online platform is now available as a Progressive Web App, which means the webpage has similar app features without talking up space on your smartphone for […]

Photography

iOS photo app Camera+ is reimagined for the future of mobile photography

LateNiteSoft A lot has happened since 2010 — Canon stopped making film cameras, smartphones still had single lenses and RAW photography was only available on advanced cameras. To keep up with all those changes and prep for the next decade or so of changes to mobile photography, the developer of the popular iOS photo app […]

Photography

DJI Ronin S is a one-hand gimbal for DSLRs; Osmo Mobile 2 embraces vertical video

DJI revealed two new stabilizers at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, the Osmo Mobile 2 for smartphones and the Ronin S, the company’s first single-handle, three-axis stabilizer for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Five months later, and the DJI Ronin S is now available via pre-orders beginning May 29. The stabilizer, more compact than […]

Emerging Tech

Electric cars can serve as mobile power storage, save billions on energy infrastruture

Despite recent revelations that car dealerships talk down on electric vehicles, clean cars still have plenty of pull for prospective buyers, not least of which is the sense of environmental responsibility that goes along with abandoning fossil fuels. A new study out of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California shows how EVs may also […]

Mobile

Spotify may launch a new free version for mobile that’s way better than now

Spotify is in the middle of a busy time. The Sweden-based music streaming company went public earlier this month, and now it’s gearing up for a big event in New York City on April 24 in which it could unveil the company’s first-ever piece of hardware. The gathering could also see it reveal a revamped […]

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DHS: We've Picked Up on Rogue Mobile Snooping in DC

The Department of Homeland Security has acknowledged “anomalous activity” in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere that could be foreign entities using devices that mimic cell phone towers in order to intercept calls. The DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) “has not validated or attributed such activity to specific entities or devices.” But as the Associated […]

Gears & Gadgets

Intel bumps up mobile chips to 6 cores in expanded 8th-generation line-up

Enlarge/ Intel 8th-generation Core H-series mobile chip. Intel first launched its 8th-generation branding last year. In the mobile space, we had the U-series Kaby Lake-R: four-core, eight-thread chips running in a 15W power envelope. On the desktop, we had Coffee Lake: six-core, 12-thread chips. In both cases, the processor lineup was limited: six different chips […]