Tag: tablet

5 of the most exciting notebooks of 2016

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Notebooks are becoming enticing again with features and technologies borrowed from tablets and smartphones. We look at five outstanding examples of where notebook technology is headed in 2016.

Review: HP Envy 8 Note is a small 2-in-1 designed for note taking

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The HP Envy 8 Note and keyboard combination (US $429.99) makes for a lightweight and capable tool for writing documents on Microsoft Word, managing email via Outlook or various web-based email applications and has enough power for videos and some basic games.

Review: Synology DiskStation DS216play

By Ted Kritsonis

Whether the concept of network attached storage (NAS) is familiar to you or you have no idea what it is, the usefulness of having such a device can pay dividends many times over. Synology is a stalwart in the category, and the DiskStation DS216play is designed to appeal to consumers of all stripes, simplifying its scope and purpose.

Review: Sonos Play:5 is a bold successor

By Ted Kritsonis

Sonos is back, and it has brought a new-and-improved Play:5 speaker to market that promises to deliver bigger, bolder sound in an elegant package that could fit in almost anywhere. The results are highly encouraging, and may be good enough to woo both current Sonos users and newcomers.

Notable 2-in-1 tablets for consumers

By Gadjo Sevilla

The latest hardware comes with dazzling displays, pen input, 64-bit processors, more RAM, improved Bluetooth and wireless connectivity have helped tablets improve their PC-like tasks while accessories and add-ons can convert them into viable productivity tools.

Napster finding new life as a music streaming service

By Ted Kritsonis

Remember Napster? The software application that once pioneered the idea of sharing music files in the late 90s and early 2000s is back in Canada. Only this time, it’s as a subscription-based music streaming service, not a peer-to-peer network.

NHL GameCenter Live kicks off for another season

By Ted Kritsonis

The puck drops on the 2015-16 NHL season, and the NHL GameCenter Live streaming service continues into its second year under Rogers branding. Not much will change in the presentation, but access to more games continues to creep up.

5 best mini tablets for back to school

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Tablets have become smarter in the past few years and the more compact 7-inch to 9-inch devices are ideal for back-to-school.