Lab Impressions

Windows 7 and netbooks: A bad mix

The Lab tests Windows 7 on streamlined notebook computers, only to find that the new OS reduced performance benchmarks substantially.

A Kindle for the rest of us?

Starting next month, Amazon will offer a free version of Kindle for PC users.

How low can Windows 7 price go?

The GCN Lab spans the globe looking for less expensive versions of Windows 7

Deja Vista: That's the impression that we got about Windows 7

With the release of Windows 7 yesterday, GCN Lab Director John Breeden responds to reader comments about his review of Microsoft's next-generation operating system.

Getting your fingerprints on Windows 7

Windows Biometric Framework should make middleware compatibility easier.

A boy, a dog and embedded references to Windows 7

Fox cartoon will air "commercial free," but will contain embedded references to Windows 7

A whole new dimension in speaker technology

The GCN Lab was practically awestruck by the FleXpeaker, less than 0.04 inches thin. And you can bend it, which I guess is why they picked its name.

Now you, too, can count the seconds until Windows 7's release

Free countdown clock tracks the seconds so you don’t have to.

Kylie, you forgot the GCN Lab!

It seems like almost every reviewer but the GCN Lab has made it into Kylie’s Windows 7 slideshow of bunnies and kittens.

My dinner with Windows 7

Windows 7 was much quicker to install than the GCN Lab had feared, but had a strange side effect in one respect: it was oddly silent.

How to upgrade (relatively) painlessly to Windows 7

Transferring files with Windows Easy Transfer is a relative snap, relatively speaking, creating a clean canvass for the new OS.

Two cool ideas on assistive technology from IDEAS

The GCN Lab checks out the latest assistive devices: a 508-compliance document checker and a face-to-face communication device.