March 10, 2010 | Digital Life


More and more professors are banning laptops from their classrooms. This is coming at a time when more and more colleges are also requiring students to buy laptop computers.

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January 15, 2010 | Misc


Slashdot is reporting that Lenovo is removing the SysRq key. Actually, it’s only being removed on its lower end consumer model. The story is also being followed by Computer Nerds, Witty Reads, and Boing Boing. I think this is OK for low-end laptops used by novice-level users, and also for power users who need a [...]

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January 9, 2010 | Future Tech


Mashable is reporting on a new prototype laptop by Samsung that has a 14-inch screen that you can see through. That’s right. The laptop’s screen is 40% transparent. How cool is this? One of the comments at Engadget, where the laptop was originally reported, said another possible use for the technology would be a kind [...]

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December 26, 2008 | Digital Devices

eWeek is reporting that notebook sales have passed desktop sales for the first time. In the last quarter of 2008, 38.6 million units of notebooks shipped compared to 38.5 million desktops. One of the problems with mobile computers, though, is they’re easy pickings for theft, which has reached a hundred thousand per year for notebooks. [...]

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