Samsung’s Chromebook Pro highlights the category’s continued evolution

img_7406 Chromebooks hit a key milestone last May, outselling Macs in the US for the first time ever, by IDC’s account. It was a pretty big win for a category oft maligned at launch for its relative lack of functionality. And while the devices are, perhaps, not fully mainstream, they’ve had an impressive rise over the last couple of years. If you haven’t had much experience with… Read More

A Nike HyperAdapt teardown might hint at what’s to come for the self-lacing shoes

img_0080 Surely everyone who picked up a pair of Nike’s limited-edition HyperAdapt self-lacing shoes had at least some small desire to rip them open to find out how they worked. But at $700 a pop, it’s an easy enough urge to suppress. The nice thing about the internet, however, is that we often can count on someone else to do our dirty work for us. Bay Area-based engineering company… Read More

A Nike HyperAdapt teardown might hint at what’s to come for the self-lacing shoes

img_0080 Surely everyone who picked up a pair of Nike’s limited-edition HyperAdapt self-lacing shoes had at least some small desire to rip them open to find out how they worked. But at $700 a pop, it’s an easy enough urge to suppress. The nice thing about the internet, however, is that we often can count on someone else to do our dirty work for us. Bay Area-based engineering company… Read More

Warren Buffett still believes in wearables

wearable emotion Things have been rough for wearables of late. Companies like Fitbit are struggling, while Jawbone is apparently looking for the next big move away from the consumer category. And then there’s Pebble, which simply couldn’t survive on its own in the end. But Warren Buffett is apparently still convinced that there’s a future in the space. Berkshire Hathaway’s fittingly… Read More

Logitech releases a $200 webcam that shoots 4K video

002678 The last time Logitech released a webcam, Obama was still president. Which, fine, to be fair, wasn’t all that long ago. It was September, in fact. But the last time before the last time it did so, Obama was running for re-election, in a little year I like to call 2012. Newly emboldened by its return to webcammery, Logitech is going big with the Brio, a new 4K model. It’s hard to… Read More

South Korea will increase battery safety regulation in wake of Note 7 fiasco

SAMSUNG CSC Late last month, Samsung continued its prolonged Note 7 apology tour with a global press conference detailing months of internal and third-party research, coupled withplans to increase its safety measures moving forward. While all of that self-humbling seems to have gone a ways toward appeasing a portion of the smartphone-buying public, the company’s home country of South Korea (which… Read More

BlackBerry signs licensing agreement with India’s Optiemus

BlackBerry DTEK50 This is the new BlackBerry – software licensing powerhouse. With its latest signing, the once dominant smartphone maker now blankets the globe with its manufacturing deals, a completion of its prolonged pivot toward becoming a software and services-only company. This morning, the Canadian company announced an “exclusive, long-term” deal with Optiemus Infracom Ltd, allowing… Read More

BlackBerry signs licensing agreement with India’s Optiemus

BlackBerry DTEK50 This is the new BlackBerry – software licensing powerhouse. With its latest signing, the once dominant smartphone maker now blankets the globe with its manufacturing deals, a completion of its prolonged pivot toward becoming a software and services-only company. This morning, the Canadian company announced an “exclusive, long-term” deal with Optiemus Infracom Ltd, allowing… Read More

Lenovo’s new $300 Android tablet features the Yoga Book’s keyboard/sketchpad

unnamed-1 Lenovo’s Yoga line has offered some of the most innovative tablet form factors around, from modular projectors to digitizing pads of paper. The A12 borrows the latter from its predecessor — and manages to do so at a dollar under $300. The specs are fairly middling, as out would expect from the price point, but the 12.2-inch HD display swivels around at 360-degrees from the keyboard,… Read More

LG confirms 5K MacBook display router issue, will outfit new ones with extra shielding

s-aolcdn Earlier this week, word got out that LG’s fancy new UltraFine 5K Display were having some serious issues, becoming “become unstable” and “unusable” when placed near a router. At the time, 9to5Mac spoke to an LG support rep, who confirmed that it was a known issue and advised keeping the screen at least two meters away from a wireless router. Today the company… Read More