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Melanie Pinola is a freelance writer covering all things tech-related. A former IT admin and occasional web developer, she is also the author of LinkedIn in 30 Minutes, a Lifehacker editor, and the Guide to Mobile Office Tech at

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Google's Lightning-fast Fiber Network Now Live in Kansas City

Google's ultra-fast 1Gb per second Internet and Fiber TV service is coming to lucky Kansas City residents today.

USB Group Approves New One-Size-Fits-All Charging Method

We may soon be able to say goodbye to the clunky laptop power brick and mishmash of proprietary device chargers, thanks to USB Power Delivery.


Amazon Readying Mulitple New Kindle Tablets, According to Staples

A handful of new Amazon Kindle Fire tablets in different sizes are on the way, according to a Staples executive.


Intel: More Than 40 Touchscreen Windows 8 Ultrabooks Coming

Additionally, Ultrabook laptops sales are doing well, Intel's CEO says.


LG Optimus Vu Phone-Tablet Coming to Verizon

The Optimus Vu will run on Verizon's 4G LTE network.


Windows Surface Tablets Appear on Amazon, Including Cheaper Pro Version

The Windows Surface tablets show on don't have pricing but there is one surprise: An unannounced version of the Surface Pro.

Next Up for Ultrabook Laptops: 3D Displays, Sensors, and HD Screens

The next wave of super-thin laptops--perhaps packed with these sexy features--is expected to arrive in the second half of 2013.


New Windows 8-Ready Hybrid Tablet, Convertible Laptop from Fujitsu

Fujitsu announces the business-friendly Stylistic Q702 slate tablet--which has an optional keyboard dock--and the 13.3-inch Lifebook T902 convertible laptop.

The Best Time to Buy a Laptop May Be Now: Prices at Record Lows

Price-predicting service says right now is one of the best times to buy a new laptop.

Archos Launches Inexpensive Android Tablet Running Ice Cream Sandwich

The Archos 97 Carbon will debut later this month for $250.


Smartphones and Laptops: New Ways to Pair Them

Soon, your mobile devices will work in harmony. Here's a look at the burgeoning simpatico relationship between smartphones and laptops.


Summer Tech Gear Blowout

Here are fifteen of the coolest, most useful, or just really interesting gadgets you can get your hands on now or very soon. We got a peek at a preview CE Week 2012, starting June 25 in New York.


Dell XPS 14 and XPS 15 Ultrabooks Specs Leaked, Report Claims

If what we know is true, it looks like Dell’s XPS Ultrabooks will be competing on solid specs and performance, rather than low prices.


Affordable Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 Processors Coming in Late June

By the time back-to-school shopping begins, we should have our pick of budget Ivy Bridge laptops and desktops.


Ultraslim Ultrabook Laptops Get Cheaper

Prices on new versions of slim Ultrabooks get closer to the prices of standard laptops.