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Acer makes a bunch of computers, and most of these tend to get Windows on them, but if you prefer your machines to be made for the web without the threat of most viruses, two models from Acer coming this year could suit.
Apple isn’t the only one with the new “Type-C” USB ports, as Google has this week updated its high-resolution Chromebook Pixel, and guess what? Type-C USB is there with it.
There’s more to computers than just Windows or Mac, and Acer is looking beyond both of those (or the only one of those it’s allowed to use) as the company embraces Google’s Chrome in two laptops and one small desktop box.
All eyes may well be on Apple’s iPhone 6 this week, but there’s a place in our hearts and possibly the luggage your kids drag to school every day for some notebooks made by HP, with machines for the little ones when you’re on a real budget.
If you’re a football fanatic and are already readying the earplugs to stop co-workers and friends from discussing the game until you get home, there may be at least a way to stop your browser from letting you see the scores.
The netbook may well be dead, but HP still wants to offer customers inexpensive computers, as the company explores more options with Google’s Android and Chrome.
Portable computers look set to improve this month, as Acer releases a budget tablet destined to take on Apple’s iPad Mini, and a new Chromebook that lets gives your fingers some more fun.
This week on the Naked Geeks,we’re taking a long hard look at the life of memory cards and when they should fail, as well as what to do if it happens. There will also be news, a budget laptop reviewed, and a wolf whistle or two.
During CES, we heard that LG was planning to make itself more known in computers, and now after playing with the slate for the first half of the year, we can see why.
We’ve seen some interesting collaborations with Google in the past couple of years, including the Nexus 7 with Asus and the Nexus 5 with LG, and now, HP is coming together for a Chromebook that comes in under $400.
The web browser-based operating system that is Google’s Chrome OS is beginning to provide an interesting entry point for new computer owners, particularly those that rely heavily on the web, and Toshiba wants in, releasing its first Chromebook in Australia.
Time wasters have a new contender with something that was not only made in Australia, but lets all adults be kids once again, and without leaving their desks.
Google’s awesome sauce personalised notification system known as “Google Now” provides some neat information on mobile phones, and it could soon make its way to desktops and laptops, as Google tries the idea out on Chrome testers.
One of our favourite apps on mobile devices is Snapseed, a program Google grabbed when it acquired Nik Software that allows you to edit photos with ease. It disappeared from Windows and Mac earlier this year, but Google has done one step better, making it work on browsers.
As Australians, we can be proud of things made by other Aussies. The black box (which is actually orange) is a very cool piece of tech. The pacemaker, ultrasound, spray-on skin, and WiFi are all brilliant, too. One thing that we haven't invented, though, has been named after us, and that is a type of mouse scrolling.