‘Hardware’ Posts

Ubuntu Smartphones Coming in October

Originally slated for early 2014, smartphones featuring Ubuntu’s mobile operating system will begin shipping early, starting in October of this year. The Wall Street Journal spoke to Ubuntu developer Canonical’s founder and CEO, Mark Shuttleworth, who broke the news. Ubuntu’s foray into the smartphone market will arrive nearly nine years after the release of their ...

Best Unlimited iPhone 5 Plan?

With news of Straight Talk officially offering the iPhone 5 under its unlimited no-contract service for $45 a month, it’s hard to not be tempted by such a low monthly payment. And with no contract, there’s nothing stopping you from switching teams if the service isn’t up to snuff. Well, the one thing that may ...

Ubuntu’s Phone OS will Turn Your Smartphone into a PC

Canonical, the company behind the highly successful Linux distribution, Ubuntu, announced a new addition to their operating system line-up: a smartphone OS. Ubuntu for phones has been long overdue, coming nearly a year after the announcement of Ubuntu for Android, which runs Ubuntu alongside Android, allowing users to dock their phones to a monitor and ...

HP ProBook 4530s: The $450 Hackintosh MacBook

You’re probably wondering when you missed the news about Apple and Hewlett Packard teaming up to create a MacBook nearly three times cheaper than the MacBook Pro. Well, fear not because you will find no such news. And while that may be disappointing, since I’m sure many of you would love to purchase an official ...

Apple iPad Mini Event Overview: New Everything

At Apple’s special event yesterday, new models for many of their products were revealed, including long overdue iMac and Mac Mini models. The event’s main focal point, however, was the official announcement of the iPad Mini, Apple’s first foray into the 7-inch tablet market.  On top of the iPad Mini, a fourth-generation iPad was announced, ...

Here’s a Good Argument for Getting an iPad

Why you might want an iPad for school. There’s an endless debate among college students: iPad or Laptop? It used to be all Mac vs. PC, or even Desktop vs. Laptop, but those debates are long overdone. We’re now deciding between the laptop (either PC or Mac), and the iPad; however, there’s a time and ...

Microsoft Unveils New Hand Gesture Reading Prototype

Researchers from Microsoft’s computer science laboratory have unveiled a new wristband designed to read a user’s hand movements as a new way of wirelessly controlling electronic devices called Digits. The device utilizes infrared technology to accurately model the movements and positioning of the wearer’s hand and fingers in 3D, and is designed to be less ...

Razer Prepares Project Fiona Gaming Tablet for Production

After a promotional Facebook campaign exceeds expectations, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan announced that the company’s concept gaming tablet, Project Fiona, would be sent into production. According to Tan, the final design will be influenced by the gaming community’s feedback. It’ll be interesting to see how Razer handles this sort of crowdsourcing when producing a gadget ...

Make Your Own iPhone 5 Charging Dock

Apple has rendered your other iPhone chargers totally useless to use with your shiny new iPhone 5. So what are you going to do? Hack one up yourself, of course! By our estimates, you could make this for under the $15 range assuming you have to buy the materials outright. Lifehacker (and CaseyNeistat, who made ...