notebooks

Asus Transformer Pad TF701T Australian Review: Android For Your Work Day

Using Android for productivity — typing documents, videoconferencing, building spreadsheets — has traditionally not been a simple task. Good apps can go a long way toward solving that problem, but there’s a fundamental input problem with typing on a touchscreen. The Asus Transformer Book TF701T, with its clip-on, battery-toting keyboard and touchpad, and Asus’s custom-built Android skin, wants to make the platform a true competitor to Mac OS X, Windows 8, and ChromeOS.


Lenovo Recalling 150,000 Laptop Batteries

Lenovo is asking for 150,000 customers in Australia and around the world to check their ThinkPad laptops; a dozen different models are affected by a battery recall due to some 3-, 6- and 9-cell batteries overheating.


Field Notes' New Notebooks Have Real Wood Covers, And You Can Buy Them In Australia

Field Notes’ new line of notebooks may be mass-produced, but that doesn’t mean they’re all identical. With covers made of thinly sliced American Cherry wood, each Shelterwood edition’s cover is a completely unique natural beauty. And they’ll be sold in Australia… probably.


Mod Puts Your Paper Notebook Doodles Into The Cloud

Sketching, jotting, or doodling in a paper notebook is one of life’s simple joys, but more often than not we end up just tucking those notebooks away and never looking at them again. Mod Notebooks wants to change that, with a setup that digitizes your dead tree designs.


A Clip That Turns Any Stack Of Paper Into A Homemade Notebook

Tired of waiting for Field Notes to release a notebook in your favourite colour? Take matters into your own hands with this simple $9 Eco Clip. All you need is a stack of letter or legal-sized paper and enough strength to fold it in half. Then you just slide the Eco Clip down onto the edge and bam — instant notebook.


Asus CES Press Conference Live Stream

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is go! Luke and I are both here in Vegas — along with the Gizmodo US and UK crew — to bring you all the news. Tune in from 7am AEST this morning as Asus officially unveils its new gear for 2014. Will we see the Transformer Book Duet tablet running both Windows 8 and Android? Watch right here…


Acer Aspire S7 Review: The PC Revival Is Late, But It's Here

Laptops are at a point right now where they should all be more or less excellent. Ultrabooks are into their third year of relevance, and the screens and processors that are widely available are good enough that you can piecemeal together a perfectly acceptable laptop from chaff, more or less. So making a great one is about decisions. The Acer Aspire S7 made a bunch of good ones, against just a few dumb ones. And the result puts it in the vanguard of what’s shaping up to be a belated PC renaissance.


Laptops And Tablets Are Getting New Super-Durable Gorilla Glass

Corning has a new version of its ultra-tough touchscreen glass called Gorilla Glass NBT, meant for touchscreen tablets and notebooks. What makes Gorilla Glass NBT so good? Many of the displays on laptops and tablets are made from soda lime glass. But Gorilla Glass NBT is made from a different material altogether.


How Often Do You Clean Your Laptop?

I feel embarrassed right now. For the first time in ages, I actually paid attention to the keys on which I’m typing. And they’re filthy. I am a bad person.


The Invisible Electronic Fields That Surround Your MacBook

You might view your laptop as a nice, neatly contained unit — but there’s more bursting out of it than meets the eye. In fact, all of its electrical components create complex magnetic and electric fields that spread far and wide, and this video shows you their reach.