Hardware

FAA declares 78% of commercial US plans 5G-safe
A view of a 5G cell tower with a plane flying in the background to symbolise the concern over the effect of 5G on airline safety
5G

FAA declares 78% of commercial US plans 5G-safe

Over one in five planes still not cleared to fly in low-visibility conditions near 5G cell towers
21 Jan 2022
HP Elite Folio (3G2N3EA) review: Too much style, not enough substance
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Laptops

HP Elite Folio (3G2N3EA) review: Too much style, not enough substance

A leather-bound, ARM-powered convertible that doesn’t live up to the hype
21 Jan 2022
Intel to build $20 billion chip production site in Ohio
A mockup of Intel's Ohio semiconductor factories
Hardware

Intel to build $20 billion chip production site in Ohio

1,000-acre site for new semiconductor plants could house up to eight facilities
21 Jan 2022
Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS with launch of Windows 11 SE
Windows 11 SE on a laptop
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS with launch of Windows 11 SE

The education-focused OS will be available on a range of low-cost laptops including a new Surface SE laptop
19 Jan 2022
Canon Image Formula R10 review: Makes scanning a dream
A photograph of the Canon Image Formula R10
peripherals

Canon Image Formula R10 review: Makes scanning a dream

Embedded software makes this lightweight scanner convenient as well as highly portable
19 Jan 2022
AT&T and Verizon agree to postpone 5G rollout at US airports
A plane flies by a cellular tower as it takes off from San Francisco International Airport
5G

AT&T and Verizon agree to postpone 5G rollout at US airports

President Joe Biden thanked Verizon and AT&T for agreeing to the delay
19 Jan 2022
US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout
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5G

US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout

The companies have warned that the harm from 5G deployment is substantially worse than originally anticipated
18 Jan 2022
Asus Chromebook CX9 (CX9400CE) review: The most stylish Chromebook on the market
A photograph of the Asus Chromebook CX9 on a table
Laptops

Asus Chromebook CX9 (CX9400CE) review: The most stylish Chromebook on the market

A sleek, expensive Chromebook that tries to bring professional style to Google’s OS
18 Jan 2022
Best laptops 2022: Acer, Asus, Dell and more
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Laptops

Best laptops 2022: Acer, Asus, Dell and more

Looking for a business machine that won’t let you down? Here’s our pick of the best laptops in 2022
18 Jan 2022
Samsung introduces 4nm Exynos 2200 chip with AMD RDNA 2 graphics
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Hardware

Samsung introduces 4nm Exynos 2200 chip with AMD RDNA 2 graphics

The new processor is the first to include an Xclipse GPU with AMD's hardware-accelerated ray tracing technology
18 Jan 2022
Tonga communications could be down for "weeks" following volcanic eruption
An image of Tonga Geological Services staff looking at the volcano eruption
Network & Internet

Tonga communications could be down for "weeks" following volcanic eruption

Tsunami-hit Tonga remains largely uncontactable after internet links were severed by the undersea eruption
17 Jan 2022
Sony pulls out of MWC 2022
The Sony logo is seen during MWC 2019
Business operations

Sony pulls out of MWC 2022

GSMA has branded the decision as “disappointing”
14 Jan 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Virgin O2 roaming fees, Meta employees COVID-19 jab, Europol cache of data
IT Pro News In Review: Virgin O2 roaming fees, Meta employees COVID-19 jab, Europol cache of datavideo
Mobile

IT Pro News In Review: Virgin O2 roaming fees, Meta employees COVID-19 jab, Europol cache of data

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
14 Jan 2022
Dell XPS 15 (2021) review: The best just got better
A photograph of the Dell XPS 15
Laptops

Dell XPS 15 (2021) review: The best just got better

A mid-life refresh adds new Intel processors and new Nvidia discrete graphics and an OLED display to an already fine laptop
14 Jan 2022
The IT Pro Podcast: Intel vs AMD
The IT Pro Podcast: Intel vs AMD
components

The IT Pro Podcast: Intel vs AMD

The two rival chipmakers gear up for one of their most intense bouts yet
14 Jan 2022
Podcast transcript: Intel vs AMD
Podcast transcript: Intel vs AMD
components

Podcast transcript: Intel vs AMD

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
14 Jan 2022
Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature
A screenshot of unavailable Private Relay
iOS

Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature

T-Mobile says users were unable to access the VPN-like feature due to a fault in iOS 15.2
13 Jan 2022
DrayTek VigorAP 1060C review: Pedal to the metal
A photograph of the DrayTek VigorAP 1060C
wifi & hotspots

DrayTek VigorAP 1060C review: Pedal to the metal

A versatile Wi-Fi 6 AP offering great performance, plenty of management features and smart meshing
13 Jan 2022
Mac shipments grew at twice the pace of PCs in 2021
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Hardware

Mac shipments grew at twice the pace of PCs in 2021

Impressive growth across the board shows industry weathering supply issues
13 Jan 2022
Wired2Fire Apollo WS Video Editing Workstation review: Intel processors come back with a bang
A photograph of the Wired2Fire Apollo WS Video Editing Workstation
Hardware

Wired2Fire Apollo WS Video Editing Workstation review: Intel processors come back with a bang

The 12th Generation Intel Core i9 processor provides a great platform for content creation work
12 Jan 2022
PCIe 6.0 specification teases "record performance" for big data applications
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Hardware

PCIe 6.0 specification teases "record performance" for big data applications

The newly finalized I/O specification boasts a data rate of upto 64 GT/s
12 Jan 2022
Rural businesses face "digital exclusion" due to underinvestment in connectivity
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Network & Internet

Rural businesses face "digital exclusion" due to underinvestment in connectivity

New research finds that the pandemic has created a “Catch-22 situation” for residents and businesses based in rural areas
12 Jan 2022
Goodbye Lightning and USB-C: How I became a wireless charging convert overnight
A phone being charged on a wireless charging pad on a desk
Mobile Phones

Goodbye Lightning and USB-C: How I became a wireless charging convert overnight

Stepping into 2022 with a fully-charged phone and a healthier screen-life balance
12 Jan 2022