transport
Europe Escapes US Flights Laptop Ban

The tiny handful of people that still like the idea of going to America are in luck, as US and European officials have negotiated a way to stop us from being banned from taking anything larger than a smartphone into aeroplane cabins. Read More >>

gadgets
Rose Gold Is The Best Thing That’s Ever Happened To Tech And I Will Hear No Arguments

Call me basic all you want — and it's true, I totally am — but I absolutely adore rose gold. In fact, if I'm being brutally honest, I think rose gold is the best thing that has ever happened to tech. Read More >>

security
Well Shit, Some HP Laptops Came With a Keylogger Pre-Installed

Laptops coming with bloatware is a huge pain in the arse as it is, but matters get a thousand times worse when that bloat compromises security. It happened to Lenovo more than once, and now it's happened to HP. Read More >>

laptops
I Freaking Love This ThinkPad

I was walking through the office with Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon dangling between two fingers when my colleague spied the logo. “That was my first computer,” she said with immeasurable fondness. The ThinkPad was a lot of people’s first computer. Early ThinkPads were built like a tank and ran smooth like a spinning top. These days, the brand, which IBM sold to Lenovo a decade ago, doesn’t have quite its 90s cachet, but its continues to be a workhorse — and the new fifth generation of its stellar Carbon line is a slick refinement of everything you’ve ever loved about that familiar black machine. Read More >>

transport
Trump Might Add UK Airports to the Naughty Terrorist Laptop Ban List

That man in America who sets the day's news from Twitter in bed each morning has struck again, with the latest rumours from Trumpland suggesting that UK and European airports could join the ban on bringing laptops and tablets into the country on flights. Read More >>

laptops
Everyone Exaggerates Laptop Battery Life Except Apple

A new study from Which? shows what we've all long suspected: many manufacturers hugely overstate how long their laptop batteries last. Read More >>

mwc 2017
Lenovo’s Miix 320 is an Insanely Cheap Windows Laptop 

If you’ve wanted a cheap laptop — especially a cheap convertible tablet/laptop hybrid — Chromebooks have typically been the best option. Sure, we’ve seen some super cheap Windows PCs over the years, but rarely have we seen a sub-£200 Windows convertible. Dell has a low-end 2-in-1, but super-cheap Windows laptops with touch screens are still fairly uncommon. Read More >>

computers
HP Recalls Thousands More Batteries in Today’s Lithium/Fire Shocker

HP has added around 100,000 more batteries to its potential danger recall list, and is telling people who bought its laptops between 2013 and 2016 to check serial numbers again and send back any potentially deadly units. Read More >>

how to
5 Easy Ways to Protect the Family Laptop This Christmas

As the end of the year draws near, thoughts turn to family gatherings and celebrations—and the obligatory tech support session for your not-so-computer-savvy relatives. If you want to maximise the good you do and minimise the time you spend doing it, here are five steps to focus on. Read More >>

apple
The Pricey Touch Bar-Free MacBook Pro Wants to Be Your Next MacBook Air

The MacBook Air was Apple’s everyman computer, but as it slowly sunsets that notebook, we’re looking to Apple for a new vision of the do-everything laptop. The MacBook Air was the computer that businesses issued to their employees, the notebook college students bought, and the laptop you saw littered across coffee shops throughout America. The MacBook, because of its price-to-performance ratio, hasn’t quite hit that sweet spot. But the new MacBook Pro without Touch Bar could. This is your MacBook Air replacement, and it’s going to cost you. Read More >>

audio
How to Get The Best Sound Quality From Your Laptop

Whether you’re gaming, watching movies, or streaming Spotify, there are likely to be times when your laptop’s default sound setup doesn’t quite hit the highs and lows you’re looking for. If you don’t want to settle for subpar audio any longer, there are ways to improve it, and we’ve outlined some of the best below. Read More >>

samsung
Bin Men Say Samsung Laptops are the Most Thrown Away

Some cracking news has arrived to cheer up the Samsung brand managers today courtesy of a recycling company, which says Samsung-made laptops are by far the most common form of tech waste stuffed in the bins outside offices. Read More >>

gadgets
This Laptop is Two Computers in One Thanks to Swappable Modules

We were impressed with how InFocus managed to cram a half-decent computer into its Kangaroo mini PC that’s no larger than a paperback novel. But we’re still trying to wrap our heads around the company’s latest creation: a laptop dock that lets you swap in even tinier Windows 10 PC modules. Read More >>

laptops
The £250 HacBook Elite is an Upgradeable MacBook/Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

Behold, the HacBook Elite, a new machine that’s unlikely to be around for long. If you hadn’t guessed already, it’s essentially a MacBook that has absolutely nothing to do with Apple. Read More >>

tablets
Lenovo Yoga Book Wants You To Scribble All Over The Screen

As somebody who still heads into meetings armed with a pen and notepad rather than a gadget, I got the hots for the Lenovo Yoga Book as soon as I clapped eyes on it. The '2-in-1 tablet' – which is basically a laptop -- has a mad feature called the Halo Keyboard, and it’s gloriously weird. Read More >>