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Biggest news of the week: March 8-14

by Roy Choi | March 14, 2015March 14, 2015 8:00 am EST

We know you had a busy week. You probably missed out on some of the biggest news that doesn’t involve llamas or blue/black/white/gold dresses. If you happened to have missed some of the big tech news this week we have you covered.

We’ve gathered the biggest stories from the world of tech this week as determined by our readers. This week was a lot about Apple, after it held’s its big event this week showing off the Apple Watch and unveiling a new MacBook. Not to be outdone there was plenty of news on the Android front too.

The biggest stories of the week

New MacBook announced and it’s incredibly thin, sports Retina display

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage on Monday during the company’s Spring Forward press conference. During his speech, he said that Apple currently has the “strongest Mac lineup ever,” and that Apple’s MacBook has outgrown the industry over the past 10 years. Last year, for example, the industry shrank by 2 percent while Mac […]

Craigslist has some of the craziest old technology for sale

Craigslist is great for trading goods and services. Need to get rid of a sofa? Craigslist. Old cell phone? Maybe Gazelle. But Craigslist isn’t a bad choice either (if you’re safe!). Whatever you use it for, you have to admit it’s become an indispensable tool in the Internet Age, a more immediate and local eBay […]

Apple’s New MacBook: These are the adapters you’ll need

Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook isn’t like the rest of the company’s laptops. The latest from Cupertino sports a single USB-C input instead of the usual mix of ports, and that means you’ll need to buy a bunch of adapters to get your existing gadgets to work with your laptop. Here’s all the new MacBook accessories […]

Huawei Watch looks much more affordable in new price leak (Updated)

Huawei’s new smartwatch is a thing of beauty, but we still don’t know exactly how much it will cost. Recent reports have suggested it could be priced as high as $1,000, but a new leak puts the Android Wear device at a much more reasonable price. The device has popped up on German retail site […]

MacBook vs 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina (2015) spec shootout

Apple updated all of its laptops today as well as announcing the brand new MacBook model. Which is for you? We’re about to find out. We’ve set the 12-inch MacBook against the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina to see which one is more in your range. These are very different machines to be sure […]

Apple Watch: Why I won’t be buying one anytime soon

Apple finally unveiled the prices for each model of the Apple Watch today, including the Apple Watch Sport, the Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Edition, and the two sizes that are available for each. Depending on the model you select, you’re going to have to drop between $349 (the small Apple Watch Sport) or […]

MacBook hands-on: Thinner, lighter and oh-so beautiful in gold

Apple added a brand new MacBook to its lineup on Monday, and it’s the thinnest, lightest Apple laptop we’ve ever seen. At just 2 pounds, the MacBook is not much heavier than an iPad Air 2, and it’s 24-percent thinner than Apple’s thinnest MacBook Air. Seriously, it makes the Air, which is elegant and svelte […]

New MacBook: What is USB Type-C?

Apple unveiled its new MacBook on Monday and, in many ways, it’s the future of notebooks. It features a first-class display, a super thin fan-less design with Intel’s Core M processor and, unlike any other notebook currently shipping on the market, a single Type-C USB port.

Galaxy S6 Active with 5.5-inch Quad HD display breaks cover

There’s already evidence a Galaxy S6 Active exists, or is at least being considered, and new information from an import/export tracking site further corroborates the device’s existence. If you were disappointed with Samsung’s decision not to make the Galaxy S6 water resistant, you may be in luck. The tracking site points out a few different […]

It turns out the Galaxy S6 does have a removable battery

Samsung’s all-new design for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge means its flimsy removable back panel is gone. But according to a Galaxy S6 user manual, it is possible to get inside the handset and replace its battery. “These instructions are only for your service provider or an authorised repair agent,” the manual reads. “Damage or […]

Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...