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The Best Windows Laptop You Can Buy Right Now

Windows laptops are better than ever; choosing the right one for you is the trick<p>By<p>Joanna Stern<p>Joanna Stern<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoannaStern<p>JoannaStern<p>joanna.stern@wsj.com<p>When historians look back at 2015, they’ll surely declare it the moment when Windows—and Windows laptops—became great.<p>…

Batteries

Neonode's AirBar uses beams of light to turn any laptop into a touchscreen laptop

Ever since Microsoft so heartily embraced finger-friendliness with Windows 8, accessory makers have been striving to figure out a compelling way to add touch capabilities to non-touchscreen displays, be it in the form of fancy styli paired with infrared receivers, gesture control scheme like Leap …

Consumer Tech

Best Non-Gaming Laptop - IGN's Best of 2015 - IGN

EditDell XPS 13<p>Dell knocked it out of the park with the Dell XPS 13 by combining great build quality, a stunning display, and good battery life. The …

5 reasons a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 can replace your laptop

With the advent of tablet-notebook hybrid devices, Chromebooks and even the release of the iPad Pro, more people are turning away from traditional …

Gear & Gadgets

Best Laptops for College Students 2016

Best Laptops for College Students 2016 Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteAre you looking to pick up a new laptop before the next semester …

HP's $300 Pavilion x2 is a low-cost tablet that's actually a decent laptop

HP Pavilion x2 review<p>Good cheap hybrid<p>Low on ports<p>Good keyboard and trackpad<p>Magnetically aligned<p>Comfy in any orientation<p>Premium sound<p>Bright …

Here's how we scored everything in our budget laptop buying guide

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Here's how we came to those BI Ratings, and the laptops we chose in general.<p>Much like the process we use for our other buying guides, …

Toshiba Radius 12 review: A 4K laptop with compromises

Toshiba hasn't always made the best laptops. The company is perhaps known for the sort of bargain-basement machines you'll find at big-box stores like Best Buy, and when it has dabbled in flagship systems, its efforts have sometimes fallen short. The Radius 12 could be different, though. It ticks …

Consumer Tech

Do you listen to the speakers built into your TV, tablet, or phone?

I see it happening all the time: people listening to the tinny sound of tiny speakers on their phones. I get it; most people aren't audiophiles, and as long as they hear some sound they're perfectly happy. That's fine with me -- I'm not trying to convert anybody, but if they want better, I'm here …

Audiophile

How to tell if your Android phone or tablet supports USB On-The-Go

One of the chief benefits of Android is its support for add-on storage, yet surprisingly few of the latest Android smartphones and tablets include a microSD slot. My new Moto X, for example -- no slot.<p>The good news is that the operating system can still access external storage (as well as various …

Gear & Gadgets

How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it

Trading in or selling your old mobile device? Wipe it the right way to reduce the risk of personal data falling into the wrong hands.<p>Remember that no method apart from physically destroying the device and its storage is 100 percent foolproof -- data may still be recoverable with the right …

Windows Phone

People Use These Apps Like Crazy On Smart Phones And Tablets

Seeing how much data usage an app generates is an indicator of how popular certain apps are (apps that don't get used don't generate much data) and it reveals how people are using their devices. If they're streaming videos, for example, that will eat up a lot more data than if they're perusing …

Eye-Fi eyes photo transfers to your phone and tablet

LAS VEGAS--One oft-cited reason for the lack of cameras is that a lack of fast and easy wireless sharing capabilities keeps them from developing the ubiquity of a camera phone. Eye-Fi is planning on bridging the gap between traditional cameras and mobile devices like phones and tablets by adding a …

Gear & Gadgets

Asia suppliers chat up 12-inch Apple tablet, large iPhones: Report

Asia-based suppliers are chatting up a 12-inch Apple tablet as well as the oft-rumored larger iPhone, according to a Chinese-language report.<p>The online version of the China Business News (Yicai) includes a story dated Monday that cites a manager at Taiwan-based plastic mold maker as saying that …

iPhone

6 cool things your next Snapdragon 805 phone or tablet could do

SAN FRANCISCO -- 4K resolution and video, neat-o photography effects, and gorgeous gaming. These are some of the benefits you'll reap when your next phone or tablet comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset inside, the successor to the 801 tucked inside the Samsung Galaxy S5 , HTC One M8 , and …

Gear & Gadgets

How to back up your Android phone or tablet

Breaking or losing your phone or tablet sucks. But what sucks even more is losing all the precious data on your device.<p>Be smart and make a back up …

Apps

Using phones and tablets at night could have a much more severe impact on people of a certain age

After a long evening of homework that may include hours in front of a computer screen, many adolescents relax by texting their friends, checking Facebook, or looking at shopping or fantasy sports sites online (of course, they may have been doing this while doing their homework as well).<p>They think …