Stories by Nick Mediati

Lenovo's Windows 10 PCs should arrive by mid-August

Windows 10 will arrive July 29, but that doesn't necessarily mean everyone will be ready to go on day one. Case in point: A Lenovo representative told Windows Central that the company will take orders for PCs with Windows 10 preinstalled on launch day, but that those machines won't ship until about mid-August.

iCloud flaw may have allowed nude celebrity photos to leak

A funny thing happened on the Internet on Sunday as a cache of nude photos of Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, and other big-name stars made their way onto 4chan, as BuzzFeed notes. Reports indicate that this leak may have been the result of a hacker (or hackers) taking advantage of a flaw in Apple's iCloud service.

Internet Explorer 9 Beta

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 -- now in public beta -- is the newest version of Microsoft's browser. Compared with IE 8, it's faster, with a streamlined interface. But it's also still A beta, and unsurprisingly, some areas still need refinement.

Seagate FreeAgent Theater

If you're looking for a way to view tons of media from your computer on your TV, but you want something other than a media streamer, a hard-drive-based media player like the Seagate FreeAgent Theater (starting at US$129 without the hard drive, as of February 11, 2009) may be for you. But if you take home entertainment seriously, you may want to consider other options.

Sony Vaio P: A First Look

Sony's new Vaio P netbook made its debut in Las Vegas at CES. It's a diminutive 1.4-pound miniturized laptop with an 8-inch 1600-by-768 resolution screen. I was among the lucky few to get my hands on a pre-production evaluation unit from Sony. In the short time that I've used it so far, here's what I like and dislike about the P.

HTC Touch Diamond smart phone

HTC's Touch Diamond ($350 with a two-year contract) is a well-designed Windows Mobile smart phone whose compact, candy-bar design widens its appeal.

iTunes 8

Alongside new iPods, Apple earlier today unleashed iTunes 8, the newest version of its media player application.

Under Review: Google Chrome Web browser

Google takes aim squarely at Microsoft with the release of its new Web browser, Chrome. And Microsoft should be very afraid: Chrome lives up to its hype by rethinking the Web browser in clever and convenient ways that make using the Web a more organic experience than you'd get with either Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 or Mozilla's Firefox 3.