Author Archive: K. T. Bradford
K. T. is a lover of technology, gadgets, and all things geek. As Reviews Editor she has the enviable job of playing with evaluating mobile tech to help consumers separate the digital wheat from the chaff.
K. T. rocks an Ubuntu-ified Samsung NC10 netbook.
Acer’s new Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is the first ultrabook to hit the US with discrete graphics on board. Acer and NVIDIA tout it as the first “true ultrabook” thanks to the power under the hood. But with a 15.6-inch display, will most consumers really place it in that category? The screen size coupled with [...]
The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 has the distinction of having the longest laptop name ever and of being the first ultrabook to come to market with discrete graphics. Okay, maybe the name isn’t the longest ever, but the discrete graphics thing is no joke. Intel’s integrated graphics are good enough for mainstream tasks and [...]
An all-too-familiar scenario: you’re surfing the web with your browser thinking that you’re safe thanks to your secure software, ad blocker and updated virus definitions. Then suddenly you see a pop-up in the notifications area. Something about a disk drive failure or corrupt data. Maybe your browser crashes. Then about 50 warning windows pop up [...]
The popularity of apps like Instagram highlight how popular mobile photography is and how fast it’s growing. Though there are some fairly good editing apps for Android and iPhone that offer functionality beyond filters, most people are still more comfortable editing their photos on computers. (Related — Survey: Smartphones Don’t Totally Dominate Photos, Image Editing [...]
Recently, NVIDIA announced their new mobile GPU for notebooks, the GeForce GT 640M with Kepler architecture. This graphics card will find its way into several laptops this year, but most notably it’s designed to go into ultrabooks. As you saw in my hands-on with the Acer Timeline Ultra M3, it is possible to include discrete [...]
Tomorrow is World Backup Day, an annual event invented to bring awareness to the masses around backups, data, and security. Most people know that they should back up their important data but many don’t do it. Why? Some are busy and think setting up a backup scheme is too time-consuming, others might think it’s too [...]
Sometime later this year (probably before July) Adobe will release the newest version of Photoshop: CS6. But today you can download the Photoshop CS6 beta version for free to try it out. Though the company has not announced pricing, the program usually costs hundreds of dollars, so it’s worth giving it a try before buying [...]
As you may have read, I spent last weekend with an HP EliteBook, an extended battery, and a challenge to use it for 32 hours without plugging in. That may seem like a pretty lofty goal for a laptop, but as you can see from the pictures below, the machine had some pretty serious battery [...]
What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without plugging in your laptop? 6 hours? 8? 10? Long battery life is at the top of almost every mobile tech user’s wish list. The more mobile you are, the less you want to worry about A/C adapters and finding an outlet. While most people are happy with “all-day” [...]
Ever since ultrabooks first debuted a few months ago I’ve been both excited and disappointed by them. I love me some super skinny and light enough to carry everywhere hardware, but I also need me some serious power. Last week at CeBIT Acer set out to answer my prayers when they introduced the Aspire Timeline [...]