Hardware

What’s Your Computing History?

What’s Your Computing History?

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a special place in my heart for computers. I’ve always found them to be fascinating, and with the amount of functions they can do growing on a daily basis, this love isn’t set to end soon. Over the years I’ve seen many computers come and go, some gloriously in a shroud of smoke, and others just fading away into that computer heaven in ... »

Ubuntu Edge Three Weeks In – It’s not looking good

Ubuntu Edge Three Weeks In – It’s not looking good

So we’re 21 days into the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign and it’s fair to say that things aren’t going well over at Ubuntu HQ. With just 9 days to go and not even $10 million of their $32 million target raised; I think it’s safe to say that things aren’t looking good for Canonical right about now. Looking at the chart below from ubuntu-edge.info it’s clear to se... »

Ubuntu Edge Two Weeks In – Have We Backed A Winner?

Ubuntu Edge Two Weeks In – Have We Backed A Winner?

So we’re nearly two weeks into the 30 day Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign and I have to say, things aren’t looking too good in the Ubuntu Edge camp. Let’s take a look at what’s been happening over the last week… More Perks Last week when I wrote my first update, I mentioned how it would be good to have some smaller perks, like maybe a t-shirt and stickers for $50. It ... »

Ubuntu Edge: One Week In

Ubuntu Edge: One Week In

A week ago the world was introduced to the Ubuntu Edge Idiegogo campaign which hopes to raise a massive $32,000,000 to help fund Canonical’s limited edition smart phone, the Ubuntu Edge. A lot has happened in the last week so let’s take a look… Ubuntu Edge is everywhere Other than RefuGeeks (of course), the Ubutu Edge Indiegogo campaign has been covered by some of the most influe... »

Five best laptops: a quick guide

Five best laptops: a quick guide

With a bewildering choice of laptops out there, it’s not easy finding the best one for your needs. If you’re a gamer, you may want to look at something with a better graphics card and if you’re constantly on the move, then a long battery life might be your priority. Here’s a run-down of the top five laptops based on the most common demands made on portable computers today. Apple MacBook A... »

Google Announces The New Chromecast TV Streamer

Google Announces The New Chromecast TV Streamer

It’s been a Google extravaganza over the last 24 hours, with the new Nexus 7 and Android Jelly Bean 4.3 being announced. Google haven’t stopped there. They have also announce the Google Chromecast, an extremely cheap ($35) 2″ device that allows you to stream online content such as YouTube, Google Play Media and Netflix direct to your TV via a HDMI port. In the announcement on the... »

Ubuntu edge revealed – and it’s epic!

Ubuntu edge revealed – and it’s epic!

A couple of days ago I wrote an article about the leaked “Ubuntu Edge” images that were accidentally found on one of the Ubuntu web servers. In that article I wrote about how I wasn’t sure if this was a clever PR stunt by Canonical, or if this was for real. Well my fellow RefuGeeks, it turns out that this is completely legit, and very exiting! Crowd Funding So the guys over a... »

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook – First Impressions

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook – First Impressions

So I recently took the plunge and decided to buy myself a Samsung Series 3 Chromebook, running, of course, Google’s Chrome OS. I’ve been using the device for most of the day and this is my first post on the device. Reviews of this device are ten to the dozen, plus I don’t really think I’ve had the device long enough to warrant a full review. So for now I thought I’d s... »

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