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FCC Urges FAA to Allow Gadgets During Takeoff and Landing

FCC Urges FAA to Allow Gadgets During Takeoff and Landing

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — You and Alec Baldwin aren’t the only ones who get annoyed on a plane when you have to turn off your phone, or tablet, or laptop during takeoff or landing. Turns out the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would…

Forget the Kiddie Tablets, Kids Want iPads for Christmas

Forget the Kiddie Tablets, Kids Want iPads for Christmas

Tooga/The Image Bank(NEW YORK) — They don’t want a Leapfrog LeapPad 2, Nabi 7 or any other of the new tablets for kids. Nope, the kids want iPads.According to a Nielsen survey, kids are asking for Apple devices more than any other tech item this…

Microsoft Launches Surface Tablet for $499 with Ad Blitz

Microsoft Launches Surface Tablet for $499 with Ad Blitz

Microsoft’s own Surface tablet and its magnetic Touch Cover. (Microsoft)(REDMOND, Wash.) — While companies from HP to Acer to Lenovo have announced information about their forthcoming Windows 8 tablets and computers, Microsoft itself has stayed relat…

Apple’s iPad Mini Could Now Be Announced Oct. 23

Apple’s iPad Mini Could Now Be Announced Oct. 23

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While Fortune had predicted that Apple would hold an event on Oct. 17 to announce its new iPad Mini, with invites going out to reporters Oct. 10, there’s now a new rumored date: Oct 23. AllThingsD, a t…

Sales of Personal Computers Drop as More Buy Tablets, Phones

Sales of Personal Computers Drop as More Buy Tablets, Phones

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Consumers have been spending a lot more on tablets and smart phones, but less on personal computers, according to a new report. The research firm Gartner says PC shipments during the summer quarter fell more than 8 p…

Lenovo to Start Making Computers and Tablets in the US

Lenovo to Start Making Computers and Tablets in the US

Lenovo(MORRISVILLE, N.C.) — While many PC companies have their headquarters in the U.S. — HP, Apple and Dell, for example — they build the computers overseas, primarily in China. Lenovo is going the other way, creating a PC production line in the U….

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD: $15 to Lose Pre-Loaded Ads

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD: $15 to Lose Pre-Loaded Ads

Amazon(NEW YORK) — Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD starts at $199, but it will cost $214 if you don’t want ads on your screen.Last week when Amazon unveiled the new tablets it didn’t mention that the company would be getting a bit more aggre…

ThinkPad Celebrates 20 Years, Announces Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2

ThinkPad Celebrates 20 Years, Announces Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo(NEW YORK) — The year was 1992. Bill Clinton was elected president. Charles and Diana had separated. And the first ThinkPad laptop was released by IBM.Twenty years have passed now and a lot has changed. But in the world of technology, the ThinkP…

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Microsoft(TORONTO) — Windows 8 devices will hit store shelves “in late October,” Microsoft’s CFO of Windows and Windows Live, Tami Reller, said at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference today. Windows 8 software will be rel…

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Microsoft(TORONTO) — Windows 8 devices will hit store shelves “in late October,” Microsoft’s CFO of Windows and Windows Live, Tami Reller, said at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference today. Windows 8 software will be rel…

Tim Cook on Windows 8: Converging a ‘Toaster and a Refrigerator’

Tim Cook on Windows 8: Converging a ‘Toaster and a Refrigerator’

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you had any concerns that Apple CEO Tim Cook might not be able to provide Steve Jobs-like one-liners on earnings calls, think again. Following the announcement of its blowout earnings, Tim Co…

New iPad Named Best Tablet by ‘Consumer Reports,’ Despite Heat

New iPad Named Best Tablet by ‘Consumer Reports,’ Despite Heat

Apple, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Consumer Reports has named Apple’s latest iPad the best tablet on the market. The magazine gave a favorable review for the new iPad, despite previous reports that the device could reach high temperatures. The weekend after the …

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