Classes of computers http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34810/all en Google challenges Apple with high-end laptop http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/google-challenges-apple-high-end-laptop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google on Thursday unveiled a touch-screen notebook computer designed for high-end PC users, throwing down a gauntlet for Apple and its MacBooks.</p> <p>Google said its Chromebook Pixel computers blending tablet and laptop technology, boasting heavyweight Intel chips and screens tailored for rich graphics were released in the United States and Britain, starting at $1,299.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/google-challenges-apple-high-end-laptop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Computing Google Google Chrome Technology AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:01:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762566 at http://www.globalpost.com Poor kids with laptops read less, do more chores in Peru -study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/poor-kids-laptops-read-less-do-more-chores-peru-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Children at home more for parents to nag</p> <p>* Computer games, listening to music</p> <p>By Mitra Taj</p> <p>LIMA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Poor kids in the developing world given laptops to help them make big educational leaps may wind up doing more household chores and reading less than children without the computers, according to a new study in Peru.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/poor-kids-laptops-read-less-do-more-chores-peru-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Computing Entertainment One Laptop per Child Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:45:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5767780 at http://www.globalpost.com UK kids turn to Google instead of grandparents for advice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/uk-kids-turn-google-instead-grandparents-advice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Li-mei Hoang</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - British grandparents are in danger of being overlooked for advice by their grandchildren, who are more accustomed to searching for answers on the internet, a survey showed on Thursday.</p> <p>Almost nine out of every 10 UK grandparents claimed their grandchildren failed to ask them for advice for simple tasks, instead turning to online channels such as Google, YouTube and Wikipedia for information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/uk-kids-turn-google-instead-grandparents-advice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Computing Personal computing Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:01:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769940 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge cuts $450 mn from $1 bn Samsung-Apple penalty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/judge-cuts-450-mn-1-bn-samsung-apple-penalty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A judge invalidated some $450 million of a $1 billion award to be paid by Samsung in a landmark patent lawsuit from Apple, saying the calculation came from an "impermissible legal theory."</p> <p>US District Judge Lucy Koh affirmed the remainder of the award, amounting to $598.9 million, in the patent infringement case, while denying Apple's request for an increase in damages.</p> <p>The decision marked the latest twist in the blockbuster trial pitting the maker of the iPhone against the surging South Korean electronics giant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/judge-cuts-450-mn-1-bn-samsung-apple-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices Classes of computers Tablet computers AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:16:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771354 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan touch-panel maker TPK to invest $1 bln: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/taiwan-touch-panel-maker-tpk-invest-1-bln-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan's TPK Holding, a leading manufacturer of touch screens for Apple, will invest up to Tw$30 billion ($1.01 billion) this year to meet robust demand for mobile and other devices, media reported Sunday. </p> <p>The capital will be used to raise production on the island and in China's coastal Fujian province, company chairman Michael Chiang said while breaking ground for a new plant in central Taiwan Saturday.</p> <p>Its existing research and development unit in Taiwan will also be expanded, he said, according to the Economic Daily News and the Commercial Times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/taiwan-touch-panel-maker-tpk-invest-1-bln-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Computing Political geography Technology USD AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 08:45:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772008 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Apple's iPads to fall behind Android tablets this year -IDC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/update-1-apples-ipads-fall-behind-android-tablets-year-idc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Noel Randewich</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, March 12 (Reuters) - Shipments of Apple Inc's iPads will fall behind the growing variety of tablets running Google Inc's Android platform for the first time this year as smaller-sized devices catch on with more consumers, research firm International Data Corp (IDC) said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/update-1-apples-ipads-fall-behind-android-tablets-year-idc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Computing International Data Corporation Tablet computers Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:14:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5780715 at http://www.globalpost.com PC market losing more ground to tablets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/pc-market-losing-more-ground-tablets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sales of traditional desktop and mobile personal computers are expected to drop 7.6 percent this year as consumers shift to tablets and other devices, a market tracker said Thursday.</p> <p>The report by the research firm Gartner said all connected devices -- PCs, tablets and mobile phones -- are on pace to grow nine percent this year to 2.4 billion units, but that the mix is changing.</p> <p>A proliferation of lower-priced tablets with increased power is accelerating the shift from PCs to tablets, said Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/pc-market-losing-more-ground-tablets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Computing Personal computing AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:16:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801702 at http://www.globalpost.com One screen not enough for US viewers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/one-screen-not-enough-us-viewers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American television viewers are increasingly finding that one screen won't do: almost all have a second-screen device and 87 percent use it while watching shows, a survey said Tuesday.</p> <p>The NPD survey said multitasking consumers are splitting their attention between televisions and their laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other devices.</p> <p>But most of these viewers are not interacting directly with the TV programs through games, voting or other activities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/one-screen-not-enough-us-viewers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Computing Smartphones AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:35:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807495 at http://www.globalpost.com Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Jelly Bean Update Released http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/samsung-galaxy-tab-70-plus-jelly-bean-update-released <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> It looks like Samsung has released the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for another device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, as users in Austria have apparently received the update.</p><P>Samsung are expected to release the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus in other countries shortly, although they have not announced an exact date on when it will be available.</p><P>The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update brings a range of new features to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, including Google Now and more, you can check to see if the update is available for your device thro</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/samsung-galaxy-tab-70-plus-jelly-bean-update-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices Classes of computers Smartphones Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:42:27 +0000 Asianet 5809639 at http://www.globalpost.com PC sales see worst drop ever in Q1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/pc-sales-see-worst-drop-ever-q1-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Worldwide sales of personal computers slid 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013, research firm IDC said Wednesday, the worst contraction since it began tracking the market in 1994.</p> <p>IDC said global PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter, the fourth consecutive quarter of year-on-year declines. The group said sales were down "significantly across all regions" of the world.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/pc-sales-see-worst-drop-ever-q1-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Classes of computers Computing Electronics AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:00:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5809885 at http://www.globalpost.com Samsung's Galaxy S4 is a good phone, not a great one - reviewers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/samsungs-galaxy-s4-good-phone-not-great-one-reviewers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Samsung's newest Galaxy S4 smartphone is just a revamped version of its top-selling S3 phone with a bigger screen and a few software gimmicks, reviewers said.</p> <p>"The Galaxy is still a beautiful, high-horsepower Android phone," New York Times' columnist David Pogue wrote.</p> <p>"But basically, it's an updated Galaxy S3. If this were Apple, who adds the letter S to denote a slightly upgraded model ("iPhone 4S," for example), Samsung might have called this phone the Galaxy S3S," he wrote. (<a href="http://r.reuters.com/cef67t" title="http://r.reuters.com/cef67t">http://r.reuters.com/cef67t</a>)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/samsungs-galaxy-s4-good-phone-not-great-one-reviewers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices Business Classes of computers Samsung Galaxy S Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5824140 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony turning over a new leaf http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130514/sony-turning-over-new-leaf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sony's new ‘notepad' prototype aims to banish paper from the classroom and the office.</p> <p>The super thin device is the same size as an A4 piece of paper, though, at 6.8mm is marginally thicker than an individual sheet, though thinner than a notepad. Also unlike actual paper, the Sony device offers 4GB of built-in storage plus a Micro SD slot for further expansion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130514/sony-turning-over-new-leaf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Electronics Personal computing Sony Well being Tue, 14 May 2013 06:26:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837322 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony turning over a new leaf http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130514/sony-turning-over-new-leaf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sony's new ‘notepad' prototype aims to banish paper from the classroom and the office.</p> <p>The super thin device is the same size as an A4 piece of paper, though, at 6.8mm is marginally thicker than an individual sheet, though thinner than a notepad. Also unlike actual paper, the Sony device offers 4GB of built-in storage plus a Micro SD slot for further expansion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130514/sony-turning-over-new-leaf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Electronics Personal computing Sony Health and Home Tue, 14 May 2013 06:26:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837325 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony turning over a new leaf http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130514/sony-turning-over-new-leaf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sony's new ‘notepad' prototype aims to banish paper from the classroom and the office.</p> <p>The super thin device is the same size as an A4 piece of paper, though, at 6.8mm is marginally thicker than an individual sheet, though thinner than a notepad. Also unlike actual paper, the Sony device offers 4GB of built-in storage plus a Micro SD slot for further expansion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130514/sony-turning-over-new-leaf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Electronics Personal computing Sony Tourism Tue, 14 May 2013 06:30:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837329 at http://www.globalpost.com The Surface Pro will arrive in Europe and Asia Pacific regions in May http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130517/the-surface-pro-will-arrive-europe-and-asia-pacific-regions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The wait is over, Microsoft's post-PC PC is set to go on sale in 23 more countries in time for the summer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130517/the-surface-pro-will-arrive-europe-and-asia-pacific-regions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classes of computers Computing Personal computing Health and Home Fri, 17 May 2013 14:45:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5840209 at http://www.globalpost.com