Stories by Brian Nadel

Twelve great gadgets for the digital nomad

Chances are your workspace is a table at Starbucks, a hotel lobby couch or a client's lunchroom. In other words, you labour where and when you can, without the kind of resources that a more office-bound employee can call upon.

Upgrade your laptop without going over the line

Buying a notebook computer can be an exercise in limitless possibilities, whether you're buying for yourself or for 250 users in your organization. That's because most laptop vendors offer a dizzying array of configurations.

Revitalising an aging notebook on the cheap

My ThinkPad R50 just hit its fifth birthday, and the years haven't been kind to it. When it was new, the notebook was reliable and fast, and it traveled with me to many places throughout the world.

Toshiba notebook protects itself with faces

It's not just fingerprints -- the shape, contours and lines of your face are also as unique as you are. Toshiba's Face Recognition software (which is available as a standard feature on the Satellite Pro U400, M300, A300 and P300 models) attempts to replace tedious passwords and uncertain finger swipes with identification gleaned from images of you smiling at your computer's webcam.