Category Hardware

U.S. Lifts Laptop Travel Restrictions

Late last week, the United States Department for Homeland Security lifted its restrictions on carrying personal electronics larger than a smartphone in the cabin of planes traveling from certain airports to the U.S. The restrictions effected aircraft from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Travelers are now again allowed to carry on […]

New Drone Regulations for Registered Flyers

For the past few years, the FAA has required owners of drones to register their Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) with the federal government. The process required information provided online and a $5 charge. Now, a new ruling has overturned the regulation for hobbyists and drones that are less than 55 pounds and flown within community […]

Google Jamboard Expands Capability of G Suite

If your business already runs on G Suite, Google has just given you a 55-inch collaboration tool. Google Jamboard was widely released for purchase last month. The touchscreen whiteboard is equipped to work with cloud-based G Suite applications. Users can use the touchscreen like a typical digital whiteboard or for video conferencing, but with the […]

Apple Unveils Smart Speaker

At last week’s developers’ conference, Apple announced its new smart speaker: HomePod. Though equipped with smart functions, HomePod is a speaker first, virtual assistant second. The 7-inch-tall device includes an upward-facing woofer for low distortion, the A8 chip found in iPhones, and six microphones to allow the device to understand users from far away or […]

Microsoft Announces Surface Laptop

Clocking in at just 2.76 pounds with a 13.5” display, the new Surface Laptop from Microsoft is clearly designed with portability in mind. The new device is being called Microsoft’s answer to the Macbook Air, but this true laptop boasts many interesting features of its own. Design The first thing you notice about the Surface […]

Samsung Announces New Galaxy Phone

Debuting at the end of April, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone is set to update popular features from the S7 and add a few new ones. Here’s a look at what you can expect from the new device: Infinity Screen: Stretching from edge to edge of the device, Samsung claims this display is the first of […]

Faster Load Times Possible with Intel’s New Memory

Next month, Intel will roll out Intel Optane Memory, a chip designed to boost the power of PCs. Intel says Optane will make systems run 28 percent faster and increase storage 14 times the current average. Part of this increase comes from the chip learning which apps and files you access the most, and then making them […]