The tech defining next-gen computing

The post PC age. The term may have been coined by Steve Jobs and caused Steve Ballmer some difficult moments in interviews, but we’re not worried about corporate point-scoring – we’re excited about the possibilities beyond the desktop. Once, personal…

The post PC age. The term may have been coined by Steve Jobs and caused Steve Ballmer some difficult moments in interviews, but we’re not worried about corporate point-scoring – we’re excited about the possibilities beyond the desktop.

Once, personal computing simply meant having access to a machine you could call your own, and you could do so without needing to spend a fortune. Today, it has become much more personal.

That might sound like boardroom rhetoric, but if you consider how computing has changed since Windows ruled all, it’s undeniable. Today, people don’t just rely on a PC linked to a socket in the wall for internet access. Instead we depend on gadgets like smartphones, tablets and laptops.

These portable devices allow us to access our data wherever and whenever we want. That’s the modern essence of personal computing – your data, your way, anywhere, any time. We’re going to explore the technologies that the world’s biggest tech firms are cooking up to make personal computing even more immediate and powerful.