An In-Between PC

Walt answers a reader’s question on finding an interim computer while waiting for a Mac replacement.

In Memoriam: Tech Products We Lost Too Soon

While many are offering their tech predictions for 2012, we thought we’d take a moment to remember those that have gone to the tech-product graveyard.

Solid Keyboard Elevates This Tablet, Though Software Lags

The Android-based Transformer Prime tablet has a sturdy keyboard and dock, and is the first tablet to use a potent new processor called the Tegra 3. But it is weak on software and offers limited apps.

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Intel Launches $100 Million App Fund

Intel Capital on Tuesday announced a new $100 million AppUp fund aimed at spurring development of programs that run on netbooks, ultrabooks and other consumer laptops. Among the fund’s first investments is a stake in Urban Airship, made as part of that company’s recently closed $15 million funding round.

Asus’ Jonney Shih on Ultrabook, Android and the Future of PCs: The Full AsiaD Interview (Video)

The chairman of the Taiwanese PC and netbook maker talks about how Asus is trying to pivot fast into the future, showing off a fancy new device called the Ultrabook.

Jonney Shih: Highlights From AsiaD (Video)

In an AsiaD interview with Walt Mossberg, Asus Chairman Jonney Shih talked about navigating the sea change in an industry in which cloud computing is becoming more ubiquitous and the boundaries between the tablet, the smartphone and the notebook are blurring.

Jonney Shih Shows New Asus Tablet, Ultrabook at AsiaD

Asus Chairman Jonney Shih, best known for introducing the world to the notion of the netbook, hits the AsiaD stage to talk tablets, netbooks and more.

Apple Leads Notebook Market (If You Consider the iPad a Notebook)

With the iPad, Apple is dominating the tablet market and — depending of what sort of device you consider it to be — the notebook market as well.

And So the AsiaD Speakers Begin: Google, Alibaba, Twitter, Asus, Nvidia and More to Come!

D: All Things Digital is going to Asia and here’s some of the people we’ll be grilling onstage at the event, which will be held in Hong Kong from October 19 to 21.

Google Unveils a Laptop With Its Brain in the Cloud

While Google’s Chromebook, a radical new laptop entirely dedicated to cloud computing, may be the future of computing, it’s too buggy today to be relied upon by mainstream users.

Gmail Founder Says Chrome OS Is DOA

Growing Interest in BlackBerry PlayBook

Analyst: IPad a Want, Then a Need