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Apple's new iPad Pro features LiDAR tech for immersive AR
LiDAR is essentially depth-sensing technology, and Apple says the scanner is able to measure the distance between the iPad and objects around it that are up to five metres away.
Coronavirus: Businesses providing laptops to employees for remote working
Some businesses are also getting ready for more staff to potentially work from home by providing laptops or remote access.
IDC: PC market will also be hit by COVID-19
The long list of ICT markets that are being disrupted by the virus’ effect on manufacturing includes desktops, laptops, workstations and tablets.
Hands-on review: XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro ticks all the boxes
XP-Pen is a Japanese company that prides itself on delivering high-performance drawing tablets and styluses on a budget.
Toshiba's laptop division revived as Dynabook with Sharp capital injection
To mark the occasion, the Dynabook Rewards programme is offering resellers $50 for every Dynabook or Toshiba branded device sold before December 31.
Fujitsu launches nine new enterprise PC models
The launch includes a range of tablets and enterprise PC's with the latest CPU's and OS's.
Hands-on review: Alienware m15 r2: supercomputer or superweapon?
Alienware’s latest creation, the m15 r2 gaming laptop, is a testament to how much punch the evil scientists at Alienware could pack into a fifteen-inch laptop, without skimping on portability.
Vodafone to launch eSIMs for devices and wearables
Offers greater flexibility to manage connections and use advanced features such as dual SIM capability.
2019 PC market growth benefits big three vendors
With the first year of full-year growth since 2011, Lenovo, HP and Dell took the lion’s share with 65% of the global PC market.
Hands-on review: HP Elite Dragonfly G1
With a price sitting around $4,400, the Dragonfly G1 EliteBook is a powerful, versatile and feature-packed 2-in-one which will appeal to users who value power, communication and portability.
Hands-on review: A month with the Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch
All die-hard Apple fans have spent years dreaming of the 16-inch MacBook Pro and now it is finally here.
IDC: PC shipments to see a temporary boost
Shipments of personal computing devices expected to see modest growth in 2019 followed by a continued decline through 2023.
Acer brings creator-focused ConceptD range to Aus
The ConceptD range comprises of high-performance devices that are optimised for the creative industries.
Razer fits latest gaming laptop with infrared keyboard tech
Razer’s new gaming laptop has opted for optical keyboard technologies designed to register faster key presses and more commands in the heat of the battle.
Google launches four new home products
Google has made a bunch of announcements around the Nest Mini, Pixel Buds, Pixelbook and the Pixel 4 this week – here’s a quick roundup of what you need to know.
Microsoft shows off dual-screen Surface tech
Has the company figured out the answer to the elusive dual-screen touch device?
HP’s new convertible laptop for business
The new Elite Dragonfly is less than 1kg and features optional 4G connectivity. Plus, two new curved monitors.
Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 (6th Gen)
The 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Windows 10 Professional is certainly a good investment for a durable work laptop – and it definitely ticks all the boxes.
Apple welcomes the seventh-generation iPad
Apple seems to be tweaking bits and pieces without coming up with anything radically different – except that it was built to fit with Apple’s iPadOS system.
Hands-on review: The middle-of-the-road 2019 iPad Air
Apple's 2019 iPad Air falls squarely in the middle of the workhorse iPad Pro and the entry-level iPad in terms of price point and specification.
Company-X to resell head-mounted tablet range in A/NZ
New Zealand-based firm Company-X has secured a deal to become the sole Australasian reseller of RealWear’s HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 line of head-mounted tablets.
Hands-on review: The 6th Gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
I have often marvelled at Lenovo’s ability to pack in a lot of features, making them hard to overlook if you’re constantly on the go, and in need of your office at your fingertips.
Synopsys and Arm enable tapeouts for mobile processors
New solution to enable faster time-to-market for smartphones, laptops, and other mobile devices.
In brief: A look at Samsung's latest gadgets
Samsung has been busy releasing a bunch of products including smartphones, watches and tablets – here are the latest gadgets you should watch out for.