In defense of the laptop. 'I'm not dead yet!'

I am often asked about the state of innovation in the seemingly mature world of laptop hardware. At a time when smartphones and tablets have become the darlings of modern computing, is there still room for new breakthroughs in laptop design and user interface?

Apple Air

New MacBook Air may bring backlit keyboard back

It sure would be handy if this darn MacBook Air had a backlit keyboard. We’re writing today from the disco-dark ballroom of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco during MobileBeat 2011. But soon enough, it may no longer be a problem for the Air.