Powerful desktop replacement laptops with 17-inch and even 18-inch screens are common, while most all-in-one systems we see have 23-inch or 27-inch displays. Acer finds some common ground with the just-announced Acer Aspire ZC-605, a 19.5-inch all-in-one that the company calls, "compact, comfortable, and affordable."
At $599, the ZC-605 is certainly at the lower end of the desktop all-in-one prince range. And with a 19.5-inch display, it's hardly larger than some of the bigger laptops we've reviewed.
On the positive side, there's a full 1TB HDD, two USB 3.0 ports (and two … Read more
If there's any doubt as to whether people are eager for new home security alternatives, just take a look at Canary, a $199 smart home security device that blew up on Indiegogo this summer, crowdfunding its way to almost $2 million worth of contributions and preorders in a little over a month (its initial goal was $100,000).
Unlike other DIY security systems that we've seen, like the iSmartAlarm and its variety of external sensors, the Canary is a singular, all-in-one device. Housed within the curved, sleek-looking body (available in white, silver, or matte black -- but oddly … Read more
Now this, this is cool.
What would you say to a kitchen- or den-friendly all-in-one PC with a touch screen, wireless mouse and keyboard, and amazingly low price tag? I'd say, tell me more!
Through 8 a.m. PT tomorrow, and while supplies last, Acer (via eBay) has the refurbished Acer DA220HQL 21.5-inch all-in-one touch-screen PC for $199 shipped. It's regularly $249.99 (refurbished), and it sells new for $479.99 (!).
Ah, but is this really a PC? A little bit yes, a little bit no. The DA220HQL runs Android 4.0, not Windows, so in some … Read more
A new tech news and conference business from AllThingsD's founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg could be worth up to $40 million. And that's reeling it in some.
Quartz reported Friday that Swisher and Mossberge are in talks with three potential minority investors -- including Comcast's NBCUniversal, another media company and a financial investor funding -- for a stake that could value the new venture between $30 million and $40 million. The report says that valuation is much lower than figures sought in early talks.
Thursday, AllThingsD's longtime parent Dow Jones said Walt Mossberg and Kara … Read more
Soon you may need to look in a new place for Uncle Walt.
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, the co-executive editors of the AllThingsD Web site, are parting ways from owner Dow Jones. The break-up, which was first reported by Fortune, was confirmed Dow Jones in a statement. Dow Jones, which is part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., reportedly will keep hold of the AllThingsD brand, and an official announcement is expected to come later Thursday.
By striking out, Mossberg and Swisher fit a similar mold to former New York Times columnist Nate Silver, who rose to prominence for … Read more
Spotify's Top 10 viral songs this week:1. Celine Dion: "Loved Me Back To Life"
2. A Great Big World: "Say Something"
3. Sleigh Bells: "Bitter Rival."
4. All Time Low: "A Love Like War"
5. John Legend: "All of Me"
6. Lorde: "Royals"
7. RAC: "Let Go"
8. Klingande: "Jubel"
9. Avicii: "You Make Me"
10. Volcano Choir: "Byegone"
Don't forget to follow Shanon Cook on Twitter! Additional thanks to Johdhi the Scrappy Sulpter for his video voice mail and Justin M. for this Bridget Carey-inspired notification tone!… Read more
You have to wonder, just a little, how many bendable, flexible touch-screen all-in-one computers PC manufacturers are going to make. The new HP Envy Recline 23 and 27-inch all-in-one PCs announced today certainly look fully featured, and present admirable attention to the ergonomics of angles, but HP has had other touch-screen PCs debut this year. Will this be the definitive tilt-and-swivel touch-screen PC from HP?
Unlike tabletop PCs that fully detach and have their own internal batteries, the Envy Recline TouchSmart 23 and 27 are larger, heavier full PCs meant to stay on a table. Their weight -- 26.7 … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Police: 8-year-old shoots, kills elderly caregiver after playing video game.
- Xbox 360, 3DS lead disappointing July for game business.
- Check out Harold's book, "All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture."
John Waite's new live album, "Live All Access," was not a planned release. But after the "Missing You" singer and former Babys and Bad English frontman discovered that he and his band's performances were so enhanced by the addition of new, hard-edge guitar player, Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper, Skid Row, and Slash), he wanted to capture it. Once Waite heard their explosive onstage synergy in the recordings, however, he knew they had to be shared with the world.
In an era of auto-tune and overdubs, "Live All Access" harkens back to a … Read more