Pity the geeks — they are prowling gadget blogs and wandering aimlessly through the aisles at Best Buy, unable to find the next big thing.More
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LAS VEGAS — If the PC business is dwindling, someone forgot to tell the exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show. They’re showing dozens of new models that will be released throughout 2014, including 4K laptops, new convertibles and giant all-in-one desktops.More
Two years after Microsoft announced its withdrawal from the Consumer Electronics Show, the company is quietly preparing to return to the annual gadget extravaganza in early January. Kind of.More
Don’t write off Nintendo just yet.
To boost its standing in the three-way battle with Sony and Microsoft this holiday season, Nintendo today cut the price of its “Deluxe” Wii U by $50 and announced an entry-level DS handheld gaming system with two screens on a wedge-shaped tablet.
At just $130, the new 2DS looks like it will be a hit this holiday season. At the least it will give Nintendo a quasi tablet to compete against the iPad, Kindle Fire and other Web tablets that are luring buyers away from dedicated gaming systems.
Over the past year or so, it’s been tough to get too excited about new phones.
There have been some handsome new shells, steadily improving battery life and gee-whiz interface tricks, but no thrilling leaps into the future.
That changed last week when Nokia and AT&T began selling the Lumia 1020, a Windows-powered smartphone with a jaw-dropping 41-megapixel camera. That’s more megapixels than pretty much every camera on the market — not just phone cameras but point and shoot and DSLR cameras, as well.
For the past few weeks I’ve tried to make the new BlackBerry Z10 my primary work phone.More
One of the most intriguing new phones being unveiled at this week’s big wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, may be a sleek new Windows model developed in Redmond. It’s not coming from Microsoft, which will have a relatively low profile at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The phone I’m most curious about is being made by a…More
T-Mobile USA will finally start offering Apple products in 2013. T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, confirmed today that the companies have reached a deal after years of effort by T-Mobile. The news was released at an investor conference in Bonn where the company said Apple products and a massive investment in LTE wireless broadband are part of…More
Here’s a video showing what it’s like to make coffee with Starbuck’s new Verismo machine and how it compares with a machine from Nespresso, which pioneered the “single serve” espresso business. First, I made an espresso with a Verismo 580, then I made one with a Nespresso Essenza. Finally I made a latte with the…More