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Apple to Samsung: Don't Make Thin or Rectangular Tablets or Smartphones

In a court document, Apple offers suggestions as to how Samsung's electronics could look less like Apple's. The suggestions include "cluttered" and "square."


Amazon Cancels Asus Transformer Prime Pre-Orders Due to Low Supply

Apparently the Asus Transformer Prime is in such high demand that Amazon won't be able to meet advance orders for the tablet, which hits shelves December 19.


Acer: Ultrabooks Will Be Ultra Cheap in 2013

You can get an Ultrabook on the a year or so.

Ultrabooks May Get 5 Percent to 10 Percent Price Cut in Early 2012

Intel is reportedly offering subsidies to manufacturers to get the price of Ultrabooks lower.


Verizon Launches Xbox 360 Streaming TV Service Offer for FiOS Customers

The service isn't live yet...but the offer is.


Acer Says It Will Continue Making Netbooks

The netbook market may be dwindling, but it's not dead yet.

Gigabyte Introduces Tablet-Laptop-Desktop Hybrid PC

The Taiwanese hardware manufacturer calls its Booktop T1132 the world’s first and only 3-in-1 laptop.


Ultrabooks to Get Full 1080p HD Displays in 2012?

Laptop manufacturers may be readying new high-res displays for next generation portables.

Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook Now Available Online

Toshiba is billing the Ultrabook as the world’s lightest 13-inch laptop, and the claim holds true.

Asus Padfone Combo Smartphone-Tablet Specs Leaked

The hybrid device may very well sport a qHD screen resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.


Acer Boosts Specs for its Aspire S3 Ultrabook to Better Compete with the MacBook Air

The new Acer Aspire S3 pricetag rises to $1299, about the same as the Macbook Air.


Ultrabooks to Get PayPass Tech for Tap-and-Pay on Your Laptop

Intel and MasterCard have joined forces to bring mobile payments to laptops.

CES 2012 Gadget Preview

2012 Consumer Electronics Show: From high-definition video calling via your HDTV to practically indestructible SD cards for your camera, here's a look at 20 gadgets and services that will be making a splash at the Las Vegas Convention Center next week.

HP Launches Its First Ultrabook, the $900 HP Folio

HP‘s first ultrabook, a 13.3-inch super-thin laptop dubbed the HP Folio, officially joined the ultrabook fray.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Hits $250 on Black Friday at Best Buy

Leaked ads reveal bargain prices for the Transformer TF101 and accessories, as tablet prices continue to drop.