• What life will be like when the computers disappear

    What happens when the computers around you all but disappear? Tiny sensors built into walls, household products, what you’re wearing, and perhaps your own body will make computers invisible to the eye, but responsive to a gesture, voice, and perhaps your movement as you walk into a room. It is still very early, but the era of ambient […]

  • COMPUTERS
    New ARM-powered Windows laptops may come with ‘multi-day battery life’

    Microsoft will be launching its new laptop with a multi-day battery life. This ARM-powered laptop will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 systems-on-chip (SoC). It will support traditional desktop apps courtesy an emulator in Windows 10. During the Qualcomm summit in Hong Kong, Microsoft hinted at what to expect from the laptop. Qualcomm had earlier promised that […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Why Most Battery Life Tests Are a Useless Indicator of Real World Usage

    HIGHLIGHTS Recently, Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pro tests were in the news Lab tests almost never can be correlated to real world usage Standardised tests are only useful for rough comparisons Apple’s new MacBook Pros received a fair amount of criticism for making life difficult for professionals by removing useful features like an SD card slot or prioritising thinness over […]

  • CLOTHING
    The Second Life of Clothing You Donate

    n a chic clothing store in Los Angeles, a handful of women quietly browse racks of flowy summer dresses, brightly colored shorts, fringed caftans, and shoes ranging from five-inch stilettos to strappy jelly sandals. Rihanna is singing about diamonds through the speakers while expertly dressed sales associates wrap purchases in tissue paper and hand-stamped shopping […]

  • Revealed: reality of life working in an Ivanka Trump clothing factory

    Workers at a factory that makes clothes for Ivanka Trump’s fashion label say they get verbally abused Photograph: John Lamparski/Getty Images The reality of working in a factory making clothes for Ivanka Trump’s label has been laid bare, with employees speaking of being paid so little they cannot live with their children, anti-union intimidation and […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Toshiba Portege X20W 2-in-1 Laptop With 16-Hour Battery Life Launched at CES 2017

      HIGHLIGHTS It sports a 12.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) touchscreen display The laptop packs seventh-generation Intel Core processor Has a 360-degree rotatable hinge for wider viewing angles At CES 2017, Japanese consumer electronics giant Toshiba expanded its Portege laptop portfolio to launch a 2-in-1 offering – Portege X20W – one of several shown off at […]

  • NEWS
    Samsung Angles for Spot at Heart of Connected Life

    South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung on Thursday wooed app makers as it pursued a vision of being at the heart of life in a hyper-connected world.”Coding is the key to the future,” Samsung Electronics mobile communications business president Dongjin Koh said at the company’s annual developers conference here. “Software is everywhere.” Samsung executives depicted […]