In the early 1960s, computers were just beginning to take their place in daily life in Raleigh, and writer Lineta Craven took a look at the city’s electronic landscape.
There was the mouse, and then came the touchscreen. But this transparent 3D prototype that Microsoft researchers have developed is an intriguing interface that could revolutionize computing even more.
Raleigh will be making it a bit easier to recycle TVs and computers once the electronics landfill ban goes into effect on July 1.
The city will be offering free curbside collection of computers and TVs for residents once a month on pre-assigned days.
Are you looking for more ways to recycle disused electronics? Today's article in Connect on the landfill ban offers a list of county and city programs, but many retailers and electronics manufacturers have recycling or trade-in programs, too.
Lenovo began selling its line of consumer laptops for the first time at Best Buy stores on Sunday.
The deal is part of a broader push by the Chinese computer maker to sell more products directly to consumers in the United States. Lenovo, which bought IBM's PC division in 2005 and has a world headquarters in Morrisville, sells mostly to corporate customers in this country.
But the company has made it clear it wants to attract more consumers from rivals such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
More than 1,000 Best Buy stores began carrying the Lenovo B560 and IdeaPad Z565 laptop, while 200 stores will carry the Lenovo V560 laptop.
Looking at getting a new PC for the fall semester? Here's a jolt of cheer in these uncertain times: PCs are not only cheaper than ever, there's real innovation going on, yielding interesting new choices.
Think it's a pain to e-cycle? Before you throw that gadget or computer into the trash, check out the new bill the General Assembly passed.
Duke is warning employees about a recent phishing expedition appearing in their work email in-boxes.
Some Duke employees have recently reported receiving warnings of a "Scheduled Service Maintenance" and asks for an ID, password and server info.
Don't do it. The email, which looks to be coming from "firstname.lastname@example.org,", is bogus.
If you get a suspicious email, Duke asks that you send it to email@example.com.
The array of netbooks in the market may all seem the same which can make choosing the right one difficult.
PCWorld's Kara Tsuboi offers tips to help you choose whether its a pre-configured desktop or a customized system.