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single-purpose computers


2015 MacBook earns lowest score for repairability

Apple's 12-inch Retina Display MacBook proves to be a challenge for the iFixit team in a new teardown.

By April 15, 2015


Belkin goes all in on the home of the future

The company known for its wireless routers and accessories is amping up its efforts in automated home products, switch by switch and pipe by pipe.

By June 5, 2014


How Google is preparing the world for Glass

analysis Amid skepticism and name-calling ("Glassholes!"), Google makes a strategic effort to bring wearable computing to the mainstream.

By February 20, 2013


Apple's sandboxing restrictive for some applications

Many programs available through the Mac App Store are standalone single-purpose tools and will not be affected by Apple's sandboxing requirements, but others will be forced to lose functionality.

By May 31, 2012


My PayPal was hacked to buy dodgy Diablo III gold

When I learned that my PayPal account has been hacked, I didn't know it would lead me to discover a world where scammers are scammed and economies are crumbling through a crime I'd never heard of before.

By August 5, 2012


Is Nexus enough to hold off the Windows 8 tabs?

Google has finally unveiled its own Android-powered tablet, but with just months before Microsoft's Windows 8 Surface enters the tablet market, we wonder whether the Nexus 7 is enough.

By June 28, 2012


Browser choice: A thing of the past?

Devices using iOS and the future Windows RT hobble third-party browsers. Despite some good reasons for doing so, the change could undermine browser competition.

By May 23, 2012


What tablets can learn from the iPod wars

CNET's Donald Bell rewinds the clock to look at how Apple won the MP3 player wars and what lessons competitors should take away from this industry-shaping battle.

By April 10, 2011


A decade later, Internet appliance dream is realized

Devices like the Audrey and Netpliance I-opener lived a short life, but paved the way for modern-day Net gadgets like the Kindle, iPad, and Xbox 360.

By July 6, 2010


Where are all the iPad competitors?

CES 2010 had us rolling in tablets. So far, the iPad pretty much stands alone. So, what happened to all those shiny slates, and by the time they get here, will it already be too late?

By June 29, 2010