technology
20 Years Ago, Microsoft Changed How We Mouse Forever

Twenty years ago, in April 1999, Microsoft introduced an update to its IntelliMouse line of input devices. On top it didn’t look much different than its predecessors – it still had a few buttons and a scroll wheel – but underneath it introduced a technology to the masses that brought an end to the prehistoric days of cleaning dirt and grime out of computer mice. Read More >>

laptops
Here’s What an Affordable Laptop Looks Like This Year

Cheap laptops are getting better every year. The £180 HP Stream 11 is a perfect example of that. Going up the price scale a bit, but still firmly in affordable territory is the new 11-inch Pavilion x360. It’s a sleek backflipping laptop/tablet hybrid that sounds like surprising value for the money. Read More >>

reviews
HP Omen Review: The Gaming Laptop That Does So Much Right

Laptops are about compromise. You can't fit everything inside. Thin machines always mean less processing power, or maybe less battery life. If you ask me, the HP Omen makes the wrong compromises. But gosh, does this gorgeous gaming laptop do so many things right. Read More >>

computers
HP Stream Mini: A Cute, Cheap Windows Desktop

The £180 HP Stream is the bargain-basement laptop to beat. But what if you want a desktop instead? Take a peek at the new HP Stream Mini. At just over 2 inches tall, 725g, and a mere $180 (about £117, directly converted) out of your wallet, this tiny pastel blue nettop packs a surprising amount of value into the case. Read More >>