PCs

  • Tablet market slows down as PCs find footing 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "two-in-one" devices combining tablet and laptop features to 233.1 million, saying growth would be about half of what...
  • A new device that could boost image quality on smartphones, PCs, TVs May 5, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new device that could significantly boost the quality of images on smartphones, computer displays, TVs and inkjet printers. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have developed inexpensive, high-mobility semiconductors for liquid crystal displays (LCD) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. "Our semiconductor process...
  • Indian tablet market expected to remain flat in 2014: Report March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Tablet sales in India, one of the largest growth markets for the smart device, is expected to remain flat this year on account of mandatory BIS compliance and increasing demand for 'phablets', research firm IDC said. According to analysts, Asia Pacific and China currently have the highest tablet...
  • Acer's biggest mistake was investing too early in touch-panels, ultrabooks: CEO January 13, 2014

    Taipei: Investors looking for specifics as to the future of Acer Inc, the world's No.4 PC vendor, came away disappointed when the new CEO spent more time delivering a history of the company's past mistakes than on where it was headed. Jason Chen, the latest executive to step through the revolving...
  • Tablets not to replace PCs anytime soon: Survey December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Over three-fourths of respondents covered in a survey spread across 20 Indian cities by market research firm CyberMedia Research have said that tablets will not replace PCs (desktops, laptops) anytime soon. CyberMedia Research's (CMR) India Tablets Consumer Usage and Adoption Trends 2013 study said that 3 out of...
  • Windows-based tablet sales to touch 39.3 million units by 2017: Report December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The growth of smart devices like 2-in-1s and tablets is expected to fuel the volume for desktop vendors and the PC ecosystem in coming years with shipments of Windows-based tablets expected to touch 39.3 million units by 2017, research firm IDC said. Two-in-ones are devices that can function...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) review: Great at multitasking October 12, 2013

    New York: Remember when people used personal computers - desktops and laptops - to check email, view video and keep tabs on Facebook? Back in that far-away era, I'd have several windows open for Web browsers, a word processor, a photo editor and sometimes a reader for PDF documents. I miss...
  • Tablet sales to surpass PCs in Q4 2013: Report October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Driven by growth in inexpensive devices running Google's Android platform, worldwide tablet shipments are expected to surpass total PC shipments (desktop plus portable PCs) in the fourth quarter of 2013, said a report from market research company IDC. PCs shipments are still expected to be greater than tablet...
  • Apple iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 to come with an 8MP rear camera: Report October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The long-rumoured Apple's next-generation iPad, dubbed iPad 5, and the successor to the iPad Mini are expected to include significantly improved cameras, as claimed by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. While the current models have a 5 megapixel sensor, the upcoming iPads may come with an 8 megapixel...
  • German agency warns Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyber threats August 25, 2013

    Franfurt: A German government technology agency has warned that new security technology in computers running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system may actually make PCs more vulnerable to cyber threats, including sabotage. Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday that federal...
  • HP aims to revolutionise computers with motion-control technology April 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Computers controlled by a swipe of the hand - a staple of science fiction flicks like "Minority Report" - could soon hit the mass market as the result of a new deal between Hewlett-Packard Co and a San Francisco startup called Leap Motion. As the world's largest PC maker,...
  • Panasonic launches tablet PCs for enterprises April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Electronics major Panasonic today unveiled four new durable and secure mobile computing devices ideal for mobile workers, combining highly secured data and device management. The company plans to target highly mobile workers in fields like military, construction, public safety, healthcare, utilities, retail, maintenance, supply chain logistics and insurance,...
  • Cyber security market may reach $870 mn by 2017: Report March 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Global market for cyber security solutions may grow to USD 870 million by 2017, says research firm IDC. Cybercriminals use thousands of networked computers (botnets) to 'jam' a website by directing excessive traffic to it, causing it to crash. Such attacks are often termed as...
  • Watch: Here is what the sub-Rs 10K Asus MeMo Pad tablet PC can do February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Asus has released an informative video showing what all its budget tablet - Asus MeMo Pad - can do. Globally unveiled last month, the tablet will soon come to India. The tablet is priced at $149, and thus is expected to be launched in India for under Rs...
  • Acer launches 7-inch Iconia B1 tablet in India at Rs 7,999 January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Acer has finally launched its 7-inch budget tablet named "Iconia B1" in India at a price of Rs 7,999. It features a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. At 7-inch, the tablet weighs 320g. The Acer Iconia B1 tablet runs Google's Android 4.1...
  • Windows 8 PCs to contribute 25-30 per cent to sales, says HP December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: US-based HP today said it expects PCs with Windows 8 operating system to contribute 25-30 per cent to its computer sales next year. "Windows 8 is a relatively new platform...if 25-30 per cent of the sales came from Windows 8, we would be...
  • Samsung launches Windows 8 PCs in India; prices start at Rs 43,990 November 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Samsung announced the launch of its Windows 8-based devices in the Indian market. The devices launched include the Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro; Series 5 ULTRA Touch, Samsung's first touch-enabled Ultrabook; Samsung Series 9 with 15-inch display; and AMD based Series 5 Ultrabook. All these...
  • Now, you can run Android apps on Windows September 29, 2012

    Houston: Soon many of you will have a chance to add applications from the most popular mobile operating system, Android, to the most popular desktop system, Windows and enjoy technological marvel, thanks to the Chipmaker AMD and Bluestacks. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and BlueStacks have teamed up to let consumers...
  • Do PCs have a future? Intel thinks so September 12, 2012

    San Francisco: Intel Corp showed off hybrid tablets and ultrabook laptops with voice and gesture recognition technology along with an upcoming low-power chip in a bid to convince Wall Street a slump in the personal computer industry is only temporary. At the annual Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday,...
  • Samsung announces Windows 8 PCs, tablet, phone August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: With the introduction of Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems, Samsung has announced "ATIV", the new brand for its Windows-based devices. The company has announced a wide portfolio of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8-powered devices which include the ATIV Smart PC, ATIV Smart PC...
  • Samsung unveils Windows 8 desktop PCs August 28, 2012

    San Francisco: Samsung will offer three different choices to people interested in buying a desktop computer equipped with a redesigned version of Windows going on sale this fall. The personal computers previewed Tuesday by Samsung at a technology conference in Germany provided one of the first glimpses at the Windows 8...
  • Latest Java software opens PCs to hackers August 28, 2012

    Boston: Computer security firms are urging PC users to disable Java software in their browsers, saying the widely installed, free software from Oracle Corp opens machines to hacker attacks and there is no way to defend against them. The warnings, which began emerging over the weekend from Rapid7, AlienVault and other...
  • Toshiba launches ultrabook, all-in-one PC July 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Toshiba has launched what the company claims to be the world's first ultrabook featuring a 21:9 cinematic display - Satellite U840W. Designed for cinema enthusiasts, the ultrabook displays movies without any black bars above and below the picture. Priced at Rs 63,500, the ultrabook weighs 1.68kg, and has...
  • Lenovo launches the Rs 90K all-in-one PC July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Lenovo has announced the launch of IdeaCentre A720, which it claims to be the world's slimmest all in-one. Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors, the IdeaCentre A720 is said to have a thin, frameless display. The 27-inch Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is just 24.5mm thick, and creates...
  • Lenovo launches world's smallest desktop PCs July 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Electronics major Lenovo said it has launched the world's smallest enterprise computers, continuing its efforts to strengthen the product portfolio for this segment. The products ThinkCentre M72e and ThinkCentre M92p Tiny desktop PCs are priced at Rs 23,500 and above (excluding taxes and without operating system). Being the industry's...
  • Symantec anti-virus update makes some PCs inoperable July 14, 2012

    Boston: A bug in an update of Symantec Corp's anti-virus software caused some Windows PCs to crash late this week, making machines inoperable until they were serviced in an embarrassing episode that angered some customers. The company disclosed the problem on its website, saying that an update to its widely used...
  • HCL launches new all-in-one PCs and laptop June 19, 2012

    New Delhi: HCL Infosystems has launched next-gen devices, which include - the new Beanstalk range of AIO (All in One) PCs and the Smart Series Laptop. The company also showcased its range of lifestyle technology products including tablets and the soon to be launched HCL Ultrabook and the Ultra...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire price may drop to $149 June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: It can be safely said that the only competition faced by Apple's iPad is the 7-inch tablet from Amazon, the Kindle Fire. With the brand set to refresh their lineup by the third quarter of the year, a report by Digitimes states that according to sources, the budget...
  • Bump for Android now transfers photos to your PC May 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Bump is one really handy wireless data sharing software app, available for iOS and Android platforms. Now the creators of Bump have announced yet another nifty feature for the Bump Android app which allows direct photo transfer to PCs. Hence now you don't need to physically connect your Android...
  • Lenovo launches 2 new desktop PCs in India May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Lenovo India announced two new additions to its desktop lineup in India – IdeaCentre H430 and IdeaCentre H520s. These desktops are claimed to offer a host of entertainment features at a space-saving design and an affordable pricing. The Lenovo H520s desktop PC is said to be 2 times smaller...