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NEC looking to hawk mobile division to PC partner Lenovo, says Bloomberg

Though we don't get to see its smartphone wares too often stateside or in Europe, NEC has always said its mobile division was a big part of its business. Now it looks to be trying to fob that arm off to PC venture partner Lenovo, according to unnamed <i>Bloomberg</i> sources. The Japanese company is also …

Samsung Galaxy S4 For Sprint And MetroPCS Appears At The FCC

It looks like the first US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 have received their approval from the FCC, as the guys over at Engadget have spotted the …

15 best online TV streaming services: which are best for you?

Within the last few years there's been a new explosion of TV in our lives. Before, we were content to watch television on a schedule dictated by the …

Smart TV

Enterprise-Class 3D Printers To Drop Under $2,000 By 2016, Says Report

3D printing is still in its infancy. But, to use an overused phrase, it is the future. From home use to enterprise use, 3D printing will continue to grow and break into new areas. With that comes price reductions. So much so that Gartner predicts enterprise-class 3D printers (read: 3D printers not …

Microsoft allows Windows 8 to run on smaller displays: is a reader-sized Surface on its way?

Until now, Windows 8's official hardware requirements have been understandably ruthless: devices with anything less than 1,366 x 768 pixels need not apply. That policy was changed in a recent newsletter, however, to permit the creation of Windows 8 devices with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 -- likely …

Windows 8 hardware specification change suggests 7-inch tablets planned - Pocket-lint

A tweak to the Windows 8 hardware certification guidelines suggests that 7-inch WP8 tablets could be just around the corner. This would mean …

Microsoft courts 7-inch army with new Windows 8 hardware requirements

In case you hadn't noticed, third-party manufacturers aren't exactly blitzing the market with Windows RT tablets right now. There's Microsoft's own …

Kindle Fire

Vizio brings pricing and release information to spring line of laptops and desktops

For those opting to "replace" instead of "clean" this spring, Vizio's got a bit of news for you -- the outfit's latest line of touch-friendly laptops and desktops now have firm pricing details to pore over. Starting with the portables, the 14-inch Touch Thin + Light (CT14T-B0) will ship soon with …

Inside Microsoft's Edison lab: Creating a see-through computer - Pocket-lint

In 2009, Microsoft showed off a video in which it tried to predict the kinds of technology we would be using in the next five to ten years.<p>One of the …

Wii U Miiverse Coming To Smartphones and PC Soon

When Miiverse was originally dreamed up by Nintendo, the company knew it wanted to expand the service beyond just the Wii U and onto mobile devices …

Distro Issue 84: The inside story behind the Lenovo ThinkPad redesign

Back at Expand, the folks at Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad T431s, a unit that embodies an overhaul of the outfit's iconic laptop. The latest issue of our weekly magazine goes inside the process of balancing customer preference, perception and tradition with forward-facing design in order to …

MSI Slidebook S20 review: MSI's flagship Windows 8 Ultrabook has a flawed design

If you've been following our reviews of Windows 8 laptops, you know we haven't been too kind to the slider form factor. It's not like we set out to pan these machines, but time and again we've found that the propped-up display ruins the typing experience. Keep that in mind as we begin our review of …

Real-life Easter bunnies in need of a home! Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK, but hundreds end up in rescue centres every year. Blue Cross cared for more than 300 unwanted rabbits last year – nearly a sixth of them had been dumped. Rabbits need a high-fibre diet with plenty of hay, at least one rabbit companion and lots of space to play. If you can provide all this, these 16 rabbits are each looking for a home: http://gu.com/p/3em8k/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 This rabbit, named Beyonce, is a three-year-old lionhead rabbit who takes after her namesake with her style of bunny hops. However, bunny Beyonce is currently lonely and would like to meet her very own Jay Z. Photograph: PR

Travel plans over Easter are likely to be heavily disrupted by the ongoing wintry conditions. Weather forecasters are predicting the recent cold weather will continue until the end of April. This means Britons' short-term travel plans are likely to be heavily disrupted by the ongoing wintry conditions. Here is a round-up of expected conditions on the roads, railways and at airports and ferry ports: http://gu.com/p/3en6y/tw?CMP=SOCNETTXT6965 Graphic: Guardian

With no hand-drawn Disney feature film due in the next two years, has drawing been erased from animation or is it too soon to throw away your pencils and brushes? http://bbc.in/16jDX9M

Danny Boyle on his new film Trance

In need of some family-friendly Easter distraction? Guardian Travel picks the best Easter events across the UK from Shaolin warriors, steam trains and theatre for all ages http://gu.com/p/3ehqd?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photo: Peter Rabbit will host an Easter egg hunt at Cumbria's World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Richard Griffiths, one of Britain's most celebrated character actors, has died from complications following heart surgery. The stage and screen star, who played Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films and uncle Monty in the cult classic Withnail and I, was 65. http://gu.com/p/3ezvv Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

British actor Richard Griffiths, who appeared in Withnail & I and the Harry Potter films, has died from complications following heart surgery. He was 65. See our collection of his most memorable roles in video here: http://soa.li/EG29lqk And in pictures: http://soa.li/wcsUCmL Photo: Alastair Muir

Tributes pour in as Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths dies aged 65

Tributes have been flooding in for actor Richard Griffiths – best known for his roles in Harry Potter and Withnail and I – who has died aged 65 of …