Tablets, small laptops, and now Google's Chromebook: it's never been more confusing to shop for a budget portable.
Angry Birds is coming to the Chrome browser as a Web app that you can play offline, and to two new Google Chrome OS netbooks that arrive on 15 June in UK shops.
Google keeps the news ball rolling, dropping two new Chromebook laptops and an enterprise-ready Chromebox. Plus, of course, they make Chrome OS official. Oh, and how could we bury the lead? Angry Birds is now available in the Chrome App Store! For free! Plus, it turns out 100,000 Facebook apps were accidentally leaking your data, Apple and Google hit the privacy hot sheet, and a dude jumps out of a helicopter with a rocket pack strapped to his back. We won't spoil the ending for you. --Molly
The second day of Google's developer conference focuses chiefly on Google's browser and Web-programming initiatives, along with the Chrome OS and Chromebooks from Samsung and Acer.
A look at what's currently available in the tablet world and what's coming down the pike.
With Apple announcing the next iPad on March 2, one of the big questions is how much lighter Apple can make the iPad 2.
A manager at tablet chip supplier Atmel offers his perspective on the tablet market in 2011. Sizes beyond the 10-inch iPad will bring variety and expansion to the market, according to Atmel.
Apple's iPad is surpassing the laptop--in my case a MacBook Air--in usability in an increasing number of ways. And iOS 4.2 makes this argument that much easier to make.
Maybe the 7-inch iPad was pronounced dead by Apple in October, but that doesn't mean a design didn't exist. Nor does it necessarily preclude a future tablet.
Apple is hosting a special press event Wednesday focused on the Mac, which CNET is covering live. There will also be a preview of the next version of Mac OS X.