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.
Last week NASA Inspector General Paul Martin told a House subcommittee that between April 2009 and April 2011 the agency lost 48 laptops and mobile devices to theft. One of the laptops stolen in March 2011 contained the codes to control the International Space Station. Oops. The station isn’t in any danger, apparently, but this [...]
If the design of the Novero Solana netbook/tablet looks familiar, it is. The last time I saw something like this was the Dell Inspiron Duo. Back then the design struck me as a good idea, but in practice the Duo didn’t live up to its promise. That doesn’t mean the same fate awaits the Solana, [...]
Russian tech site ITC.ca reports that the ASUS Zenbook UX21 and UX31 ultrabooks will get a refresh as soon as this May. The information comes from an anonymous source who supposedly works for the company, so keep your skepticism at the ready. If the information is true, Zenbooks are about to get way more desirable. [...]
Liliputing points to a nice new feature ASUS will introduce with their new Eee PC 1025C and 1025CS netbooks, which are due out later this month. Yes, I said netbooks. They’re still relevant. Anyway, the “Instant On” feature isn’t about instant booting but promises a 3 second wake from sleep. Coupled with this speed is [...]
Not everyone gets to know the exact date they’re going to die and most people don’t want to know. But millions of computers worldwide are staring a kind of death right in the face. In just over two years Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP. On April 8, 2014, to be exact. That doesn’t mean [...]
At CES Samsung unveiled the second generation Series 9 models to much fanfare and drooling. The original ultra thin and light laptops in this line were made from a metal formerly only used in aircraft construction and very gorgeous to boot. The new Series 9 models — one 13-inch and one 15-inch — are just [...]
The $899 HP Folio 13 is not the thinnest or lightest ultrabook on the market, and it stands as proof that what makes a good ultrabook isn’t razor sharp edges or the ability to float away like a feather. Instead it’s about the balance between power and portability, design and function. HP did so many [...]
The HP Folio is in the house! We’ve been excited about this business-focused ultraportable since we got a first glimpse last year and went hands-on at CES. The enterprise version (with TPM) is $999, but the configuration available to consumers costs just $899. The specs are all still here including a Core i5 processor, 128GB [...]
AMD’s roadmap for 2012 and 2013 reveals more details of the chip maker’s plans for competing in the ultra mobile space. The upcoming APU line — advanced processing units that combine a CPU and powerful graphics in one chip — will emphasize low-voltage and increased cores. In practical terms this means that manufacturers will be [...]