Brian NadelComputerworld

Brian Nadel is a frequent contributor to Computerworld and the former editor in chief of Mobile Computing & Communications magazine.

3G v. 4G: Real-world Speed Tests

Mobile workers who need always-on Internet access -- and who don't want to rely on public Wi-Fi hot spots -- often turn to a cellular network for connectivity. Here's how Sprint's 3G and 4G networks compare.

3G vs. 4G: Real-world Speed Tests

For mobile workers who need the fastest online connection available, Sprint's 4G service can provide up to seven times the speed of its 3G network.

Troubleshoot your Apple iPad

Tips and tricks for fixing problems and improving your experience.


What Will Your Next Laptop Look Like?

Today's concept designs reveal that tomorrow's models may roll up, sport multiple screens or be reposition-able, Transformer-style.

Your Next Laptop: Concept Designs Point the Way

Tired of stale cookie-cutter laptop designs? You're not alone. Engineers and designers are working on groundbreaking concepts that not only turn heads, but also point to new ways to work and play on the road.


3 Convertible Tablets That Mean Business

While Apple's iPad has captured the public imagination, these 3 PC tablets will help with the heavy lifting.

USB 3.0: The New Speed Limit

Have you spent too much time waiting for large files to crawl between a computer and an external hard drive? Don't fret -- USB 3.0 has arrived.

Six Easy Laptop Fixes

This step-by-step guide will lead you through the process of fixing a broken laptop yourself.

Easy Fixes for Six Common Laptop Problems

You don't need to be MacGyver to fix these problems yourself. Just follow our step-by-step guide.

InterView Display Does Double-Duty

InterView TM 1700 provides two 17-inch displays that can be arranged in various ways, including facing in opposite directions.

Four Super-Sized Netbooks Reviewed: Is Bigger Better?

Netbooks have been the small wonders of the mobile world. However, some models are getting too big to be called small. We look at four of the latest.

The Laptop in 2015: Not Your Daddy's Notebook

Laptop design is set to change radically in the coming years. These concept notebooks offer a glimpse into the future.

Big Changes Coming to Notebook Design by 2015

In the next five to six years, the conventional clamshell format — with its hinged display lid that opens to reveal a mechanical keyboard — will be a thing of the past.

Sneak a Peek at the Mobile Phones of Tomorrow

Concept phones and new technologies provide a glimpse of the phones we'll see in the future.


Meet the Mobile Phones of Tomorrow

Concept phones (including one shape shifter!) provide a glimpse into the future.