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All News for April 2010

T-Mobile Gets Rid Of Overage Fees For 3G Modem Users

T-Mobile Gets Rid Of Overage Fees For 3G Modem Users

An outrageous bill is every cell phone users' worst nightmare. Whether you're talked too many minutes, sent too many text messages, or used too much data, overage fees add up way too quickly. T-Mobile knows just how painful these overage bills can be, so the company is removing per-megabyte overage charges for 3G modems. Instead of paying...

NJ Principal Asks Parents to Pull the Plug on Social Networking

NJ Principal Asks Parents to Pull the Plug on Social Networking

Former rapper Will Smith had it completely wrong when he waxed poetic about how parents just don't understand. It's the principal who has it all backwards, or at least that's what you'll hear if you talk to the students of Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. So what is it that has students in an uproar? In an email to...

Acer To Introduce New MID Line

Acer To Introduce New MID Line

Acer plans to launch a new line of mobile Internet devices (MIDs) by the end of May. The new line is part of the company's efforts to boost profitability and add to its array of mobile devices. The new MIDs will feature version 4.0 of Acer's Shell user interface and will include 3G wireless connectivity. Recognizing that people want to be...

One Button Is One Too Many: Apple Applies For Patent On Invisible Controls

One Button Is One Too Many: Apple Applies For Patent On Invisible Controls

Steve Jobs has been on a quest to rid the world of buttons since the original Macintosh debuted sans numeric keypad. In later years, we've seen the G4 Cube (with its touch-sensitive power-on area, as opposed to a physical button), the Apple Pro Mouse (sometimes known as the zero-button mouse), and most recently the iPhone/iPad with their single...

Sony Ships Dash Personal Internet Viewer

Sony Ships Dash Personal Internet Viewer

In January, Sony announced their Dash personal Internet viewer at CES. Now this new Wi-Fi device is finally shipping for just under $200. It's available at www.sonystyle.com, Sony Style retail stores, and other dealers throughout the country. The Dash features a 7-inch color touch screen and over 1,000 free apps. The Dash also lets you view...

Nokia Launches X2 Cell Phone

Nokia Launches X2 Cell Phone

In an official blog post today, Nokia unveiled the X2, a musically inclined smartphone the company says will be out before the end of June. Where exactly it will debut remains to be seen, but for what it's worth, the announcement was made in India, so we'd be surprised if this one ships in the States, at least initially. The candybar shaped...

After Two Years of Meteoric Growth, Netbook Market Slumping

After Two Years of Meteoric Growth, Netbook Market Slumping

Market analysis firm IDC is planning to release a report this week on the state of the netbook market and the explanation for the segment's slumping sales. Atom sales were the one dark spot on Intel's otherwise perfect first quarter, falling significantly compared to Q4 2009 and more than would be predicted by seasonal trends. "Atom in Netbooks...

Microsoft Sells 100 Million Copies Of Windows 7--Next Up, World Domination

Microsoft Sells 100 Million Copies Of Windows 7--Next Up, World Domination

Same story, new week. But this time, Microsoft has some pretty big numbers to back up the boasting. And by "pretty big," we really mean "huge." There was already little doubt that Windows 7 was on track to become bigger than Vista could ever dream of becoming, and while the OS was already the company's best selling of all time, no one knew...

Apple Buys Chip Company Who Boosted A4 CPU To 1GHz: Oh, It's On

Apple Buys Chip Company Who Boosted A4 CPU To 1GHz: Oh, It's On

Intrinsity. It's a company you have probably never, ever heard of in your entire life. And if it weren't for a little company from California called "Apple," you may perish without ever hearing of them, either. But that's not exactly the case anymore, as Apple has just decided to plunk down the necessary funds in order to acquire Intrinsity,...

HTC To Pay Royalties To Microsoft For Android Patent Infringements

HTC To Pay Royalties To Microsoft For Android Patent Infringements

Guess what? Starting today, Microsoft will "receive royalties from HTC." We know you're probably eying that statement and assuming something is mistyped, but in fact, that's a direct quote from a new Microsoft press release. As the story goes, Microsoft actually decided recently that Google's Android operating system infringed on some of their...

Cub Scouts Can Now Earn "Video Games" Merit Award: Finally, Justification!

Cub Scouts Can Now Earn "Video Games" Merit Award: Finally, Justification!

Generations from now, our grandchildren will look back at 2010 and pinpoint this moment as one of the "ah ha!" moments of the 21st century. It'll be live the day the first television was shipped, or the first e-mail was sent. Maybe it will even be compared to the day that Bill Gates founded Microsoft or Apple shipped the Apple IIe. It's probably...

Gigabyte Unveils New AMD 800 Series Motherboard Family

Gigabyte Unveils New AMD 800 Series Motherboard Family

Haven't you heard? AMD has a new CPU out, and the bargain price is shaking up the industry in a big way. With each new processor from Intel or AMD comes a load of motherboards itching to support it, and if you're not going the pre-fab route, Gigabyte would like to encourage you to have a look at their newest options. The company has just launched...

MSI Launches Thinnest 16" Gaming Notebook: GE600 With Core i5

MSI Launches Thinnest 16" Gaming Notebook: GE600 With Core i5

You need a thin-and-light notebook. But you love gaming more than those darn spreadsheets. Oh, what to do? MSI has the answer, and it's called the GE600. Announced today, it's the company's lightest 16" gaming notebook, and it strikes a sweet spot that we're sure many have been searching for. Most 16" and 17" gaming notebooks these days are...

HP Grabs Palm, WebOS for $1.2 Billion, What's Next?

HP Grabs Palm, WebOS for $1.2 Billion, What's Next?

As recent as a week ago, Palm chairman and CEO Jon Rubinstein held firm that things weren't as bad as they seem, that Palm wasn't in dire need of a lifeline, and he and his company had a plan to return the struggling smartphone maker to profitability. It looks like we'll never know if that was true or not, as HP today announced it has entered...

Intel Intelligent Home Energy Management

Intel Intelligent Home Energy Management

Intel Intelligent Home Energy Management Energy-efficient computing based on Intel architecture now brings power-saving energy controls to your home. The Intel Atom processor is the heart of a low-power embedded computing panel designed to exchange monitoring and control data with smart appliances, smart plugs, smart electric utility meters...

AMD Expands AMD Changing the Game Initiative

AMD Expands AMD Changing the Game Initiative

AMD Expands AMD Changing the Game Initiative to Silicon Valley with fifth 2010 AMD Foundation Grant Grant will support Schmahl Science Workshops sustainable fishing video game project SUNNYVALE, Calif. - 4/28/2010 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the AMD Foundation has awarded a $35,000 grant to Schmahl Science Workshops. The grant...

RIM Teases BlackBerry 6 Operating System With Promo Video

RIM Teases BlackBerry 6 Operating System With Promo Video

Earlier in the week, RIM introduced two (or three, if you count the second version of the Pearl 3G) new BlackBerry smartphones, but the operating system on those won't be the latest for long. At the company's WES show in Florida, BlackBerry 6 was introduced, proving that 2010 really is the year of the revamped smartphone OS. This year alone...

ASUS TS mini Home Server Review

ASUS TS mini Home Server Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the ASUS TS mini, a home server that's designed to offer easy and simple file storage, automated backups, and file sharing. The ASUS TS mini offers your choice of 500GB or 2TB of storage in an energy-efficient 2-bay design. Both models also come with 500GB of online storage free for the first year. The...

TiVo Ships $89.99 Wireless N Network Adapter For Wireless DVR'ing

TiVo Ships $89.99 Wireless N Network Adapter For Wireless DVR'ing

Fresh off a new DVR launch (the Premiere), TiVo is now providing a way for end-users to access Web content and distribute media in the house without the use of an Ethernet cable attached directly to the rear of the box. The solution is a new 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter, or more specifically, the Wireless N Network Adapter. It's designed to work...

Lexar Ships 300x And 600x CompactFlash Cards For Pro Shooters

Lexar Ships 300x And 600x CompactFlash Cards For Pro Shooters

Secure Digital cards may be all the rage these days, but true photographing professionals probably have no interest. Even today, most higher-end DSLRs use CompactFlash cards alone, and if you rely on rapid-fire continuous shooting to get "the perfect shot," Lexar's new pair of cards might be worth a look. The company is today revealed that...

Garmin, Asus Tag Team Smartphone Market with another Android Phone

Garmin, Asus Tag Team Smartphone Market with another Android Phone

Garmin-Asus, a co-branded alliance between two heavyweights in each one's respective field, today announced the Garmin-Asus A10, the second Android-powered smartphone the two companies have collaborated on. This latest one sports a bright, 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display the duo claims is optimized for "pedestrian navigation." Along those...

Sapphire Releases the Fastest Videocard on the Planet

Sapphire Releases the Fastest Videocard on the Planet

If you're going to spend upwards of $700 or so on a videocard, you might as well make sure it's the fastest graphics card in the known universe, right? Better look into Sapphire's product line up then, and specifically, the company's new HD 5970 4G TOXIC Edition. With 4GB of GDDR5 memory, Sapphire's newest videocard boasts twice the amount...

TomTom GO LIVE 1000 Adds Capacitive Touchscreen, ARM 11 CPU

TomTom GO LIVE 1000 Adds Capacitive Touchscreen, ARM 11 CPU

Every major GPS maker had to reevaluate their business after Google introduced a free Google Maps Navigation service for Android; suddenly, the allure of a standalone navigation system wasn't as bright, and anyone out for a new smartphone would basically have the option of also getting free turn-by-turn navigation. Garmin recently revamped...

Eye-Fi Adds Faster Uploads, Endless Memory With Geo X2 Wi-Fi 4GB SDHC Card

Eye-Fi Adds Faster Uploads, Endless Memory With Geo X2 Wi-Fi 4GB SDHC Card

It's sort of amazing that in 2010, we still have just one major choice when it comes to Wi-Fi enabled SD/SDHC cards. Evidently Eye-Fi has the market locked down, but considering the glowing reviews that people generally give these cards, we guess there's little room to grumble. Today, the company is catering to one specific market in order...

Nokia N8 Brings 12MP Camera, Symbian^3 OS To Smartphone Wars

Nokia N8 Brings 12MP Camera, Symbian^3 OS To Smartphone Wars

Apple has their iPhone, HTC has their DROID Incredible, Google has their Nexus One. What does Nokia have in the modern smartphone war? A new weapon by the name of N8, and while it's still a long ways from shipping to the U.S., Europeans are already salivating over the possibilities. Announced today, the N8 is the company's first smartphone...

Konnet's PowerV Quad Wiimote Charger Keeps Your Controllers Juiced

Konnet's PowerV Quad Wiimote Charger Keeps Your Controllers Juiced

Nintendo's Wii is a fine console, and one that has sold extremely well worldwide. People love controlling their games with the Wiimote, but one thing they aren't fond of is replacing those Wiimote batteries on a weekly or monthly basis. For avid Wii gamers, there's really no excuse to overlook a new charging solution, one that can handle up...

Paper Manufacturer Urges Everyone to Print More; Declares Printers Great For Kids

Paper Manufacturer Urges Everyone to Print More; Declares Printers Great For Kids

According to John Williams, CEO and president of Domtar (self-billing as "The Sustainable Paper Company,") the major problem with kids today isn't drinking, sex, bad manners, or the rampant use of txtspeak—it's their printing habits. More accurately, it's their lack of printing habits, which Domtar blames on those darn tree-loving eco hippies...

Sony Almost Ready To Earn A Profit On The PS3

Sony Almost Ready To Earn A Profit On The PS3

After nearly four years of production, numerous design revisions, and a determined battle to establish Blu-ray as the de facto next-generation method of HD content distribution, the PS3's financials have almost turned a corner. By August, Sony is expected to finally begin earning a profit on the actual Playstation 3 console, rather than losing...

Maingear Intros Limited Edition VYBE Gaming PC With Phenom II X6

Maingear Intros Limited Edition VYBE Gaming PC With Phenom II X6

Ready for another new option from a company hawking AMD's newest Phenom II X6 1090T CPU inside a new desktop? Maingear has stepped up with the introduction of an all-new machine, the VYBE Limited Edition. This new desktop utilizes AMD's newest bargain-priced six-core processor, and as with the other companies introducing new desktops today,...

iBUYPOWER Adds Six-Core AMD CPU To New Gaming Desktops

iBUYPOWER Adds Six-Core AMD CPU To New Gaming Desktops

Another new CPU launch, another new wave of desktop PC releases that offer it. CyberPower kicked things off this morning with new machines based around AMD's new Phenom II X6 1090T, and now iBUYPOWER is following up with upgrades to a few systems of their own. The Chimera 2-Q, Gamer Fire and Gamer HAF systems are all seeing updates, giving...

LaCie Debuts Rugged USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

LaCie Debuts Rugged USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Ah, there we go. LaCie is one the big innovators in the hard drive space, which is an area where few companies go out of their way to add style and design to otherwise bland storage solutions. So we figured it was just a matter of time before the company matched offerings by rivals and added USB 3.0 across the board. We're still waiting for...

CyberPower Updates Bargain Gaming Desktop Line With Six-Core AMD CPU

CyberPower Updates Bargain Gaming Desktop Line With Six-Core AMD CPU

AMD shook up the processor market this morning with the introduction of the reasonably priced Phenom II X6 1090T, and now CyberPower is jumping onboard in order to offer new systems with this very chip inside. Starting today, CyberPower will begin to sell machines with AMD's new Phenom II X6 and AMD 890 chipset, which should make bargain gamers...

Supreme Court to Weigh in on Violent Video Game Debate

Supreme Court to Weigh in on Violent Video Game Debate

You've heard all the arguments before: violent video games are corroding our youth, Grand Theft Auto makes kids want to beat up pedestrians, Doom and other first person shooters corrupt young minds into going on shooting sprees, and so forth and so on. The Supreme Court will hear these same arguments and decide whether a California ban on...

Google: Free Turn-By-Turn Guidance Not Coming To iPhone

Google: Free Turn-By-Turn Guidance Not Coming To iPhone

More depressing news from Google. Just after hearing that the Nexus One wouldn't be coming to Verizon Wireless, Google is now informing the world that they have no current intentions of ever putting free turn-by-turn guidance on the iPhone. Earlier reports had made it seem as if Google was evaluating the option for Apple's iPhone OS, when...

AMP Unveils SATAsfaction SSD Line

AMP Unveils SATAsfaction SSD Line

It's been almost 45 years since The Rolling Stones began belting out "I can't get no satisfaction," the lyrics to a song we can only assume had absolutely nothing to do with solid state drives. After all, SSDs as we know them today didn't even exist in 1965, but maybe this is what the band has been waiting for all along. We're talking about...

Pentax Offers Colorful K-x DSLR Lineup In U.S.

Pentax Offers Colorful K-x DSLR Lineup In U.S.

Pentax has their work cut out for them. With companies like Olympus, Nikon and Canon dominating the DSLR scene, it's tough to get anyone's attention with a different label. That said, colors sure do get attention, and that's exactly the tactic Pentax is using with their newest lineup. The company's K-x DSLR line has been available overseas...

Asus Introduces RoG Crosshair IV Formula And M4A89TD PRO Mainboards

Asus Introduces RoG Crosshair IV Formula And M4A89TD PRO Mainboards

Haven't you heard? AMD has a new processor out there, and there's not much one can do with a CPU without a supporting motherboard to go along with it. Asus is more ready than ever to help out, with the introduction of two new mainboards based on AMD's latest 890FX chipset. The new Republic of Gamers Crosshair IV Formula and the M4A89TD PRO...

AIS Introduces 10.4" Rugged Tablet PC For Jungle Warriors

AIS Introduces 10.4" Rugged Tablet PC For Jungle Warriors

Tablet PCs may just be approaching the mainstream, but "tablets" in general have been around for years. One sector that never really died out was the rugged tablet, with many working in the field needing a touch-based machine with a chassis that could take a beating. American Industrial Systems (AIS) has been making hardcore tablets for awhile,...

AVerMedia Debuts AVerLife Cinema Digital Media Player

AVerMedia Debuts AVerLife Cinema Digital Media Player

A few product categories have really exploded over the past couple of years: netbooks, smartphones and digital media players come to mind. As the typical TV continues to fade, and more unconventional methods of media consumption continue to flourish, more and more consumers are looking to these small set-top boxes to bring networked content...

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-Core Processor Review

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-Core Processor Review

Way back in November of 2007, AMD unveiled all of the components of the "Spider" platform, which consisted of a Phenom processor, 700-series chipset-based motherboard, and Radeon HD 3800 series graphics. A little over a year later, in January of 2009, AMD completed a refresh of their total platform and dubbed it "Dragon". Similarly, the Dragon...

Police Raid Gizmodo Editor Over iPhone Leak

Police Raid Gizmodo Editor Over iPhone Leak

For most of us in the IT journalism business, Gizmodo's aquisition of a lost fourth-generation iPhone last week is the sort of lucky break we dream about. For the site, however, that dream-come-true could be turning into a nightmare. On April 25, editor Jason Chen arrived home to discover police in the process of executing a search warrant....

IBM Scientists Create The Tiniest Map Of The World

IBM Scientists Create The Tiniest Map Of The World

IBM scientists have created a realllllly small 3D map of the world. (How small IS it?) Well, it's so small that 1,000 could fit on one grain of salt (if you take for granted that the diameter of a grain of salt is three-tenths of a millimeter). Of course, this begs the question: how would one measure the distance between New York and Los Angeles?...

Relic Of A Bygone Era: Sony to Cease Producing Floppy Drives

Relic Of A Bygone Era: Sony to Cease Producing Floppy Drives

Sony has announced it will cease producing 1.44" drives in March, 2011. Demand for 3.5" drives and disks is larger than you might think—some 12 million disks sold in 2009—but it's time to pull the plug on the ancient standard. Once the workhorse of the computer industry, the floppy disk evolved significantly through the 70s and 80s. When CD-ROM...

Google Nexus One Isn't Coming To Verizon Wireless

Google Nexus One Isn't Coming To Verizon Wireless

Google's Nexus One, which is actually built by HTC, has been a pretty hit in the tech world. It's now available for AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Wait, scratch that last one. A few months ago, Google put up a page that stated a Verizon-compatible Nexus One would be available in the near future, and to keep checking back...

Windows Home Server "Vail" Launched In Beta

Windows Home Server "Vail" Launched In Beta

Windows Home Server is right there with Windows CE atop the list of "Microsoft's most under-appreciated operating systems." The OS has been around for a few years now, with HP's line of MediaSmart servers being the closest the system ever came to hitting the mainstream. A lot has changed in the way people view media and consume content since...

Sony Finally Kills 3.5" Floppy Drive, But Shipped 12 Million In 2009!

Sony Finally Kills 3.5" Floppy Drive, But Shipped 12 Million In 2009!

Not long ago, the very last VHS tape was produced. It was the end of an era, for sure. Today, another era is ending, and it's one that we can't believe took this long to finally die. The floppy disc (the 3.5" one, not the ancient 5.25" one) has finally seen its natural end, years and years after they were initially introduced. It's funny to...

AMD Introduces ASB2 And AM3 Platforms For Embedded Systems

AMD Introduces ASB2 And AM3 Platforms For Embedded Systems

AMD already catered to the professionals this morning with new FirePro graphics cards, and now the embedded market is getting some attention as well. At Embedded Systems Conference today, AMD announced a pair of completely revamped platforms for this highly important, but oft overlooked, market sector. The two new ones are the compact ASB2...

Intel Launches Rugged Convertible Classmate PC: Ready For Life's Little Tyrants

Intel Launches Rugged Convertible Classmate PC: Ready For Life's Little Tyrants

The OLPC XO sparked a revolution, and it just might have contributed to the eventual netbook craze that's still going strong today. The idea of creating a small, portable, low-cost notebook was just brilliant, and clearly it has struck a chord with consumers. Intel got in on the fun with the Classmate PC, and now the newest in that line is...

New Left 4 Dead 2 DLC Breaks GeForce GTX 400 Cards

New Left 4 Dead 2 DLC Breaks GeForce GTX 400 Cards

Last Thursday, Valve released "The Passing," a much-anticipated update to its popular Left 4 Dead series that features the protagonists of the original L4D meeting up with the Left 4 Dead: The Next Generation cast. In addition, the DLC promised new weekly "Mutations," new co-operative modes of play, and an as-yet unidentified bug that crashes...

AMD Introduces New Next-Generation FirePro Graphics Cards

AMD Introduces New Next-Generation FirePro Graphics Cards

AMD's FirePro line of graphics cards don't get the same level of attention as the consumer-oriented Radeon lineup, but with the introduction of Eyefinity, DisplayPort and DirectX 11, the "professional" line is suddenly becoming a lot more appealing to anyone. Following the introduction of the FirePro V8800, AMD has today rolled out four new...

RIM Announces Two Models Of BlackBerry Pearl 3G

RIM Announces Two Models Of BlackBerry Pearl 3G

If the BlackBerry Bold 9650 isn't really your cup of tea, RIM has another phone that might just work. There's a new Pearl in town, and it's being simply called the Pearl 3G. In fact, the Pearl 3G is more than just a phone. It's two phones! RIM is calling this their smallest BlackBerry yet, measuring less than 2" wide and weighing 3.3oz. It...

Nokia N8 Reviewed in Russia, Found Wanting

Nokia N8 Reviewed in Russia, Found Wanting

For whatever reason, Nokia doesn't often dip its toes into the high-end smartphone waters, instead letting other manufactures -- like Apple, HTC, Motoroloa, etc. -- duke it out. But that isn't always the case, as evidenced by Nokia's new N8 handset, the company's first Symbian^3 device. So what's the verdict? We haven't played with one ourselves,...

Are You Sleep Deprived? Turn off Your iPad

Are You Sleep Deprived? Turn off Your iPad

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, you better keep your iPad out of the bedroom if you need to get up early in the morning. The reason? Light emitted from the bright touchscreen display stimulates your brain telling it to stay alert rather than drift off into unconsciousness. It isn't just the iPad that has this effect, but all...

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Smartphone Announced For Sprint

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Smartphone Announced For Sprint

It has been awhile since BlackBerry lovers had anything new to cheer about, and while the Storm lineup managed to do alright, RIM's bread-and-butter QWERTY phones are still packing the most heat. In an effort to extend the popular "Bold" series this morning, the company has announced that a new BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone will soon be...

NVIDIA To Unify Desktop and Notebook Drivers

NVIDIA To Unify Desktop and Notebook Drivers

Over the last few years, both ATI and NVIDIA have implemented plans to release mobile graphics driver updates at more regular intervals. Historically, notebook users have been at the mercy of the notebook OEM with regard to mobile graphics driver updates, and OEMs have typically lagged way behind the GPU manufacturers. This left many notebook...

Diddling While Rome Burned: SEC Surfed Porn As Wall Street Crumbled

Diddling While Rome Burned: SEC Surfed Porn As Wall Street Crumbled

The collapse of Wall Street a few years back and the so-called Great Recession that followed were, it's generally agreed, pretty bad things. As investment banks began to fail and the Dow fell, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) found itself in the uncomfortable position of having to explain how this had happened on its watch. It...

S3 Debuts eH1 Graphics Solution For Rugged HD Decoding

S3 Debuts eH1 Graphics Solution For Rugged HD Decoding

S3 Graphics have been making GPUs for longer than you can probably remember. NVIDIA and ATI may get all the attention, but the "Chrome" integrated graphics product is powering a few million devices as we speak. That's pretty monumental, and S3 doesn't show any signs of letting up anytime soon. In an effort to keep on trucking despite...

Samsung Takes STORY External Hard Drive To USB 3.0

Samsung Takes STORY External Hard Drive To USB 3.0

It's a chicken-before-the-egg type of scenario. Peripheral companies don't want to support USB 3.0 before USB 3.0 is widely adopted, and PC makers don't want to jump on the USB 3.0 bandwagon before there are a suitable amount of USB 3.0 accessories on the market. Thankfully, Samsung is taking the first leap in this scenario, introducing their...

Amazon's Kindle Goes Retail: Target To Stock Famed E-reader

Amazon's Kindle Goes Retail: Target To Stock Famed E-reader

The NOOK gets a serious update, the Kindle gets a serious partner in sales. Just another rosy day in the crowded e-book reader market. Up until now, Amazon's record-breaking Kindle has been sold in just one primary place: online. A virtual store with no real shelves, no real boxes and nothing for consumers to touch, see and experience. Amazon...

Intel's MeeGo To Expand To Notebooks And Desktops: What's Next For The Linux OS?

Intel's MeeGo To Expand To Notebooks And Desktops: What's Next For The Linux OS?

MeeGo. YouGo. WeGo. But where does MeeGo...go? Confusion aside, there's word on the street that Intel's new MeeGo (which was the end product when Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin were combined) could be destined for more than it was originally intended for. Or maybe we just all got the wrong idea from the start. Initially, MeeGo was setup...

LG Launches Cookie Gig GM570 Touch Phone

LG Launches Cookie Gig GM570 Touch Phone

We still aren't sure we've warmed to the name "Cookie" for a phone line, but considering just how well the "Chocolate" line did for LG, we guess we can't blame them for continuing the tradition of naming their handsets after treats. The latest from the company might just be a serious contender in the smartphone space, with the Cookie Gig boasting...

Barnes & Noble NOOK Gets Web Browser, Games, And More In New Update

Barnes & Noble NOOK Gets Web Browser, Games, And More In New Update

Anyone who ever told you that a single company owning the market was a good thing had their head in the clouds. In the latest edition of "why competition works," the Barnes & Noble NOOK e-reader is seeing one of the most impressive updates in a long time, and we have to believe that this update wouldn't be nearly as robust without Amazon's...

Researchers Aim For Car With Auto-Pilot, But Would You Trust It?

Researchers Aim For Car With Auto-Pilot, But Would You Trust It?

It's been a dream of Earth's residents since The Jetsons made us believe it was a possibility: true auto-pilot. It's alive and well in some cases, but not all. Existing commercial airplanes have an auto-pilot button that guides the planes controls based on the route it needs to take, but that's relatively easy. There's no highway to follow,...

Internet Addiction Hits Home: U.S. Students "Feel Withdrawals" When Disconnected

Internet Addiction Hits Home: U.S. Students "Feel Withdrawals" When Disconnected

We've seen this problem before. Internet addiction has become a serious issue in some of the more well-connected nations, with South Korea, the UK and even China setting up Internet addiction therapy clinics in order to help people curb their use of the Web and re-connect with the real humans around them. So far, there hasn't been too much...

Microsoft Reportedly Considering Xbox TV Channel For Xbox LIVE Users

Microsoft Reportedly Considering Xbox TV Channel For Xbox LIVE Users

Are game consoles the next set-top box? Five years ago, no one would've ever believed that the Nintendo 64 or PlayStation 2 could ever become someone's primary source of in-home entertainment, but now, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 definitely have that capability. Between the two, users can watch DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, Web programming, movies,...

Huge 30 Year Cellphone Study Starts To Research Link With Disease

Huge 30 Year Cellphone Study Starts To Research Link With Disease

At last. We were beginning to wonder when a full-scale, no-holds barred cell phone study would be launched to investigate the pros (but mostly cons) of using a mobile long-term, and it seems that 2010 is the year. Small-scale studies have been conducted ever since wireless phones became a commodity, but up until now, no company had decided...

Panasonic Announces Pricing And Ship Dates For VIERA VT25 Plasma 3D HDTVs

Panasonic Announces Pricing And Ship Dates For VIERA VT25 Plasma 3D HDTVs

3D HDTVs are set to continually roll out throughout the year now; most were announced at CES, and just now companies are starting to ship their newest sets. Panasonic is destined to become a pretty big player in the space, with the company this week announcing pricing and nationwide retail availability dates for the new VIERA VT25 Series of...

Acer Planning MID/UMPC, Kindle Rival To Battle Tablet Revolution

Acer Planning MID/UMPC, Kindle Rival To Battle Tablet Revolution

Look out, guys--Acer is on the move! That's the message being spun by a computer company on the rise, and judging by the numbers, it honestly looks like Acer is poised to shake-up a market place long dominated by the likes of HP, Dell and Lenovo. A recent Forbes article has taken an interesting in-depth look at Acer, a company that doesn't...

Targus Slims Down Charger Lineup, Gives Good Idea To Everyone Else

Targus Slims Down Charger Lineup, Gives Good Idea To Everyone Else

What could the world use more of these days? Well, that's a loaded question now that we think about it, but still, it's tough to deny that longer lasting batteries could be an excellent answer. In lieu of that, we suppose newer, smaller chargers will have to suffice. This week, Targus is announcing their lightest, most compact chargers for...

Apple Could Buy ARM, But It's Not Going To

Apple Could Buy ARM, But It's Not Going To

Heard the latest? The stock world is abuzz over the rumor that Apple might purchase ARM Semiconductor. The rumor apparently began in London and was fueled by the combination of Apple's recent spectacular quarter and the fact that English accents sound so darn sophisticated. The train of logic goes something like this:Apple has built its own...

Asus MS238H LCD Monitor Review

Asus MS238H LCD Monitor Review

While we tend to get worked up into a frenzy over the latest DX11 graphics cards and get deep into the latest multi-core processor releases, displays get comparatively little bandwidth here. Maybe it's because it is much more difficult to definitively quantify which monitor is better than another using a standard benchmark....

DisplayLink and Diamond Collaborate on Unique Docking Stations

DisplayLink and Diamond Collaborate on Unique Docking Stations

With a little help from DisplayLinke, Diamond Multimedia has come out with a new display adapter the company promises will make easy-work out of attaching additional displays to laptops and desktops. Diamond's BVUMD3 USB HD Display Adapter Plus, as it's called, supports DVI or VGA interfaces and features high quality digital imaging up to...

ReZap Charger Brings New Life To Standard Dead Batteries

ReZap Charger Brings New Life To Standard Dead Batteries

Earth Day was this week, and it seems that it was a much bigger deal in 2010 than in year's past. Maybe it had something to do with those tons of gallons of oil spilling off of the Gulf of Mexico (we're sure the Earth loved that), or maybe this is just what happens when everyone gets on the "green" bandwagon. Either way, PC Treasures and Digital...

YouTube Joins the Movie Renters Club, Store Now Open

YouTube Joins the Movie Renters Club, Store Now Open

If a proprietor approaches you about funding his brick and mortar movie rental venture, turn around and run in the other direction just as fast as you can go. Accuse us of overreacting if you will. but we're calling it folks: the in-store movie rental business is dead. Deceased. Six feet under. Pushing up daisies. However you want to put it,...

Nokia Delaying Symbian^3 Rollout, Not Dealing Well With Smartphone Competition

Nokia Delaying Symbian^3 Rollout, Not Dealing Well With Smartphone Competition

It's a tough world out there for anyone attempting to compete with HTC, Apple, Samsung and LG in the smartphone sector. Even for Nokia, who has held the overall market share lead from a worldwide perspective for years now. Overseas, Nokia phones are everywhere, but they're becoming less and less common to see in America with other smartphones...

Paradigm Shift Introduces Ultra-Cheap 5" Color E-reader

Paradigm Shift Introduces Ultra-Cheap 5" Color E-reader

The e-reader market has experienced quick growth over the past couple of years, but even today, only a couple of standouts are well-known. Amazon's Kindle is easily the most well-recognized e-reader out there, with most every other one riding shotgun at best. But what the influx of lower-end, lesser-known e-readers has done is drive down prices...

Socle To Introduce Android-Based Tablet PC In Second Half Of 2010

Socle To Introduce Android-Based Tablet PC In Second Half Of 2010

There's a pretty good way to see when a certain trend has hit mainstream, or even mass saturation. Mostly, it occurs when companies you've never, ever heard of are joining a bandwagon. Remember when the iPhone launched? Just a few months later, every phone company you had ever heard of was introduction a touch screen-based phone, and six months...

Numonyx Debuts Omneo Phase Change Memory: Wicked Fast, Wicked Small

Numonyx Debuts Omneo Phase Change Memory: Wicked Fast, Wicked Small

Memory can be a complicated matter. We've got DIMMs, SODIMMs, DRAM, NAND, Flash, Error Correcting RAM, RDRAM, and the list goes on. Numonyx has been a major memory player for awhile now, and just a few months after being acquired by Micron, the company is now introducing a set of products based on the new class of memory technology called...

HTC Walks Away From Palm Bid: Will Lenovo Bite?

HTC Walks Away From Palm Bid: Will Lenovo Bite?

Earlier in the month, it was being widely reported that Palm was being shopped around. Yes, the Palm that makes the rather successful Pre and Pixi phones, was or is up for sale. At that time, two of main potential suitors were HTC and Lenovo. HTC obviously felt like the best fit. Lately, HTC has shown that it has a penchant for creating fantastic...

Bluetooth 4.0 Officially Debuts: Low-Energy Spec Shipping In Products By Early 2011

Bluetooth 4.0 Officially Debuts: Low-Energy Spec Shipping In Products By Early 2011

Talk about innovating faster than the speed of a short-range file transfer. Bluetooth 2.0 and 2.1 are still standard inclusions on most shipping notebooks, but Bluetooth 3.0 has already been announced for a variety of smartphones. The biggest feature with BT 3.0 was the ability to borrow nearby Wi-Fi signals to speed up transfers when needed,...

McAfee Anti-Virus Update Breaks Thousands Of PCs

McAfee Anti-Virus Update Breaks Thousands Of PCs

If you've read any of our recent mobile reviews, you'd know that we're no fans of pre-installed security/anti-virus software. Too often, these suits are nagging, and they generally bog down a system that would otherwise run far faster. We have no issues with these applications being bundled on a disc, but having them on the HDD right out of...

Hulu Plus Subscription Service Could Kill All-Free Implementation

Hulu Plus Subscription Service Could Kill All-Free Implementation

Now that you've been sucked in and have grown hopelessly addicted to Hulu, it looks like you may have to pay in order to continue getting "your fix." Since its introduction, Hulu has been free to end-users. They simply logged on, selected a show, and enjoyed the stream (so long as they watched the ads). It felt somewhat too good to be true,...

Microsoft Crushes It In Q3: $4.01 Billion In Net Income

Microsoft Crushes It In Q3: $4.01 Billion In Net Income

When you're Microsoft, there's one thing you can do to pretty much guarantee huge revenue streams: create a new desktop operating system. The company announced their third-quarter earnings today, and if you're a Microsoft investor, you can't help but be happy. Microsoft announced record third-quarter revenue of $14.50 billion for the quarter...

Psyko Announces Immediate Availability of Latency Free 5.1 Headphones

Psyko Announces Immediate Availability of Latency Free 5.1 Headphones

If you want to make a boisterous entrance at the next LAN party, then you owe it to yourself to look into the new Psyko 5.1 PC gaming headset. You won't have a say a word as you walk through the door, these funky looking headphones will do all the talking; after that, you're on your own. Well, not entirely. The Psyko 5.1, which is now available...

Google Makes Government Censorship Requests Public Knowledge

Google Makes Government Censorship Requests Public Knowledge

Net neutrality. Censorship. Freedom of speech. Global search. All of these items are becoming more and more visible in an interconnected world, and we suspect that these issues will become even more important as the Internet spreads. Recently, Google brought some of these matters into the mainstream light by taking on China in a way that no...

Origin PC First Out of the Gates with Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard

Origin PC First Out of the Gates with Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard

A little chest thumping never hurt anyone before, and that's what Origin PC is doing today. Why? They're the first boutique system vendor to bring Asus' Rampage III Extreme motherboard to market and, well, they're pretty darn happy about it. The Rampage III Extreme comes as part of an optional upgrade to the system builder's Genesis desktop....

Alcatel-Lucent Discovers 300Mbps DSL Internet Through Existing Copper

Alcatel-Lucent Discovers 300Mbps DSL Internet Through Existing Copper

Remember when the first 56k modem demolished everything before it? Remember when ISDN made even 56k look sluggish? Remember when cable and DSL modems made the Internet more than just a pain to watch load? Broadband has obviously changed the world as we know it, but even today, many broadband users see upload and download rates that are rather...

Panasonic Debuts Webcam Add-On For Skype Video Calls Over VIERA HDTVs

Panasonic Debuts Webcam Add-On For Skype Video Calls Over VIERA HDTVs

It's just a matter of time at this point: the whole world will be ditching the landline phone and Skyping before the next century. Not that we'll be around most likely to see if this pans out, but there's our wild stab at the future. Skype has already become to go-to choice for international calling, and it's already becoming a huge, important...

Nokia: Camera Phones To Replace DSLR Cameras In Near Future

Nokia: Camera Phones To Replace DSLR Cameras In Near Future

Cameraphone technology has been evolving for awhile now, and it's not uncommon to see a phone with an 8MP or 12MP camera now. In fact, there are quite a few 8+MP options right now, and even more at 5MP. Not too long ago, just having a 0.3MP or 1.3MP camera onboard was a luxury, but now anything under 3MP seems "last year." Nokia has been known...

Sony Brings 3D To Audio Realm With New Sound Bars And HT System

Sony Brings 3D To Audio Realm With New Sound Bars And HT System

At this point, we'd say the 3D revolution is raging on in full force. In fact, it's getting a little bit out of control. It's clearly the bandwagon to be on in the home entertainment industry, and now Sony is expanding the term to an area that has thus far remained clear of any tampering: audio. To be honest, we aren't sure we know what "3D...

Sony Firmware Update Adds 3D Gaming Support To PlayStation 3

Sony Firmware Update Adds 3D Gaming Support To PlayStation 3

Sony already announced that 3D gaming would soon be coming to their PlayStation 3 console, which isn't surprising considering how invested the company already is in 3D HDTVs and "3D audio." The PS3 is easily one of the most flexible and versatile game consoles ever, able to play games, Blu-ray Discs, and soon, 3D content. Apparently "soon"...

Dell Gets Serious With Smartphones: Lightning, Smoke, Thunder And More

Dell Gets Serious With Smartphones: Lightning, Smoke, Thunder And More

Dell sure has come a long way. A company that used to make ends meet by selling customizable beige boxes has evolved significantly, now selling some of the world's best gaming notebooks and desktops courtesy of an Alienware acquisition, and also branching out into new markets as the demand for mobile devices rises sharply. The company made...

Flash Out: Adobe Kills iPod/iPhone Development

Flash Out: Adobe Kills iPod/iPhone Development

When Apple released a new version of its iPhone developer program last week, it included new eligibility requirements that have serious implications for both advertisers and programmers. Adobe and Apple have been less than chummy in recent months, but the content creation company has always maintained it would bring Flash to the iPhone one...

NZXT Tempest EVO Camo Case Is Ready For Battle, Showcasing

NZXT Tempest EVO Camo Case Is Ready For Battle, Showcasing

The most memorable case of the past year? That honor definitely goes to the Level 10 chassis from Thermaltake. But considering the super high price point, it's not exactly a case that most average consumers can touch. It's also huge, so that's yet another reason to take it in from afar. But we have to admit: the latest enclosure from NZXT...

Apple Has Moral Responsibilities: If You Want Porn, Jobs Says, Buy An Android

Apple Has Moral Responsibilities: If You Want Porn, Jobs Says, Buy An Android

There's an app for darn near everything on the iPho, iPa, err, iPhad these days—but not for porn. No one paid much attention to this until recently, but the recent frenzy over Apple's decision to block political cartoonist Mark Fiore from the App Store (since reversed) has shone a spotlight on other restricted content. The issue came to a...

MiLi Announces Power Skin iPhone 3G/3GS Charger Case

MiLi Announces Power Skin iPhone 3G/3GS Charger Case

It's sort of funny when think about it. The iPhone accessory market seems to be nearly as big as the phone itself; it's rare to find an iPhone owner with no accessories whatsoever, and with that large touch screen, many people are looking for ways to protect that panel and the corners surrounding it. It's no surprise to find that iPhone cases...

MSI Ships Core i5-Powered GX640 15.4" Gaming Notebook

MSI Ships Core i5-Powered GX640 15.4" Gaming Notebook

If you're in the market for a new gaming notebook, you're in an interesting spot. On one hand, the abundance of new options is great for those who love to do their research and price shop. If you're drowning in those options, however, we sympathize with you. MSI has been serving up value-packed multimedia and gaming laptops for as long as...

Apple Reports Record Quarter, iPhone Sales Double

Apple Reports Record Quarter, iPhone Sales Double

The fat cats at Apple have reason to celebrate, and we're not talking about the successful launch of the iPad. Not directly, anyway. The Cupertino gang turned in record financial results for Apple's fiscal 2010 second quarter ended March 27, 2010, at least for a non-holiday quarter. Apple posted revenue of $13.60 billion and net quarterly...

Jobo Launches PhotoGPS 2 And 4 For DSLR Geotagging

Jobo Launches PhotoGPS 2 And 4 For DSLR Geotagging

Geotagging is a technology that has grown in popularity recently, with many new cameras and camcorders boasting integrated GPS chips that can "tag" photos and videos with GPS coordinates of the location at which a given shot or clip was taken. Jobo, a company best known for their bendable, flexible camera tripod mounts, has just released a...

Laptop Falls from Helicopter, Narrowly Misses 10-Year-Old

Laptop Falls from Helicopter, Narrowly Misses 10-Year-Old

Don't try telling little Grayson Peterka that the sky isn't capable of falling. He may only be 10-years-old, but he knows first hand that the sky can come tumbling down at any moment. And by 'sky,' we really mean laptop, as in the kind that falls out of a medical helicopter and comes barreling towards the earth. We're not making this up, folks....

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Multi-Touch Tablet/Netbook Review

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Multi-Touch Tablet/Netbook Review

Lenovo's IdeaPad line is somewhat unpredictable. In our estimation, it's the company's "fun" line of products; in other words, it's the range of notebooks that they can tinker with, while the ThinkPad caters to business-class users. The IdeaPad S10 line of netbooks has been going for a few years now, obviously with a good deal of success....

ViewSonic Takes 3D To The Projector With XGA PJD5352

ViewSonic Takes 3D To The Projector With XGA PJD5352

3D cinemas, 3D handhelds, 3D glasses, and 3D HDTVs. What's next? 3D projectors! If a 50" (or larger) 3D TV isn't large enough for you and your family, ViewSonic is making a move to bring the 3D frenzy that has taken the world by storm to a slightly larger format. The new PJD5352 projector is a short-throw device that can work in extremely...

OCZ Debuts 4GB And 8GB "Gold Series" DDR3 RAM Kits

OCZ Debuts 4GB And 8GB "Gold Series" DDR3 RAM Kits

OCZ Technology thinks you need some new RAM, and if you're struggling to open yet another Firefox tab without seeing lots of lag, you just might. The company has just unveiled their Gold Series modules in 4GB and 8GB dual-channel kits. These are designed for both existing and next-generation platforms, and they run at 1333MHz CAS 9, operating...

Valve Introduces Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing DLC, New Weekly "Mutations"

Valve Introduces Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing DLC, New Weekly "Mutations"

It's not often that we cover software titles specifically here at HotHardware, but the Left 4 Dead series isn't your average software title. We use it religiously when testing out the latest desktop rigs, and in our down time, we spend way too many hours blasting through the undead in an attempt to hit that next level. Valve has today announced...

AT&T Debuts AirCard 890 With ExpressCard And PCMCIA Support

AT&T Debuts AirCard 890 With ExpressCard And PCMCIA Support

Mobile data use is sharply on the rise. There's really no arguing that. A lot of data flows through AT&T's network, and with the introduction of this new card, a lot more probably will. Sierra Wireless has just announced one of the more unique WWAN cards that we have ever seen, and in fact, it's the first on AT&T's network to boast...

T-Mobile To Carry Android-Based Garminfone This Spring

T-Mobile To Carry Android-Based Garminfone This Spring

It's the return of the nuvifone! Or, is it? Last year, Garmin finally launched their long awaited nuvi-branded smartphone on AT&T (with a little help from Asus, as it were), but by the time it launched, most of the hype surrounding it was dead. Between the time the phone debuted and when it shipped, Android phones had flooded the market,...

HP Refreshes TouchSmart 300/600 PCs, Updates Other Desktop Lines

HP Refreshes TouchSmart 300/600 PCs, Updates Other Desktop Lines

Talk about unveiling a boatload of products at once. HP has issued a rather lengthy list of updates in their desktop/all-in-one ranges today, with the highlights being revamped TouchSmart PCs (complete with Intel Arrandale Core i5 and Core i3) and a new Pavilion Elite desktop with a quad-core AMD chip.Speaking of which, we'll get started with...

HomePlug Powerline Alliances Gets IEEE Backing: Standard To Come Soon

HomePlug Powerline Alliances Gets IEEE Backing: Standard To Come Soon

HomePlug is one of those technologies that have probably been around longer than you know, but it never really took off in a way that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi have. If you've never heard of it, it basically allows signals (usually network signals) to travel through a home's existing power network. Instead of forcing users to run long Ethernet drops...

iPad Thieves Strip Man's Finger While Stealing New Apple Tablet

iPad Thieves Strip Man's Finger While Stealing New Apple Tablet

Gross. Just gross. And depressing. Those feelings aren't typically associated with new tablet PCs, and definitely not with new Apple products. But each time a new, hot product hits the market, some level of crime usually surrounds it. A few years back, someone actually implemented a drive-by shooting in order to secure a PlayStation 3. People...

Fusion-io Lands New Round Of Funding: Solid State Innovation Lives On

Fusion-io Lands New Round Of Funding: Solid State Innovation Lives On

Fusion-io is probably one of the most important storage companies that you've never heard of. It won't be placed on Best Buy shelves beside Seagate, Western Digital or Hitachi, but in five years, it may be all the rage. Already, the start-up company (which has ties to Apple's Steve Wozniak) has delivered some of the fastest solid state storage...

Maingear Updates eX-L 15 Gaming Notebook With Core i7 And HD 5870 GPU

Maingear Updates eX-L 15 Gaming Notebook With Core i7 And HD 5870 GPU

If you're in the market for a new loaded gaming notebook, but you don't want a huge 17" screen to lug around, Maingear might have something that's right down your alley. The revamped eX-L 15 is built to handle the latest gaming titles at the highest resolutions, but don't expect it to last too long when away from the wall outlet.The machine...

Ubisoft Hugs Mother Nature, Ditches Paper Manuals

Ubisoft Hugs Mother Nature, Ditches Paper Manuals

Not that any of you bother to RTFM (Google it) anyway, but for what it's worth, Ubisoft is doing away with paper-based manuals and replacing them with in-game digital copies instead. The new initiative applies to games for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, starting with Shaun White Skateboarding this holiday 2010, Ubisoft said. "It's pretty...

VIA Ships Palm-Sized ARTiGO A1100 DIY PC Kit

VIA Ships Palm-Sized ARTiGO A1100 DIY PC Kit

Small form factor PCs aren't quite as mainstream as they once were, VIA is hoping to rekindle some of that love with a new machine that's probably cuter than it is powerful. The new ARTiGO A1100 DIY PC Kit allows DIY lovers to buy and customize their own PC, and the best part is that it can be placed just about anywhere. Described as a "sub-liter"...

Text Happy Teens Prefer Texting over Talking

Text Happy Teens Prefer Texting over Talking

This won't come as much of a revelation, but teens love to text. A lot. So much so, in fact, that texting is fast becoming the preferred method of communication, suggests a new study by Pew Internet. According to the study, American teens between the ages of 12 and 17 are more apt to text message their friends than they are to call, email,...

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad L412 And L512 For Green Businesspeople

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad L412 And L512 For Green Businesspeople

These three words tend to find themselves together a lot: Lenovo, business, notebook. Today, they're finding themselves together again with the introduction of the L Series, a new business-oriented ThinkPad that will ship in two main versions: the L412 and L512. As you might expect, the former has a 14" anti-glare display, while the other...

Leica Announces "Affordable" V-LUX 20 Digital Camera With Geotagging

Leica Announces "Affordable" V-LUX 20 Digital Camera With Geotagging

To say that Leica is a trusted name in the camera industry is just too easy. That's a well-known fact, and we doubt it'll change anytime soon. The company is primarily known for shipping extremely expensive and rare rangefinders, which are smaller cameras with larger sensors that can approach DSLR quality in a body that's barely larger than...

Ford SYNC AppLink Lets Your Car Control Android And BlackBerry Apps

Ford SYNC AppLink Lets Your Car Control Android And BlackBerry Apps

The Jetsons made us confident that we would one day talk to our vehicles, and while we expected to be flying around in spaceships by this point, talking to cars will work as a concession. Ford has enabled drivers to speak to their automobiles for awhile now through Microsoft's SYNC system, but to this point, all of the chatter was simply controlling...

Apple's Wi-Fi + 3G iPad To Be Available On April 30th

Apple's Wi-Fi + 3G iPad To Be Available On April 30th

Reports were floating around yesterday that Apple was still on track to ship the 3G version of the iPad in "late April," and when they say "late," they really mean "late." The company has issued a new release this morning assuring pre-sale customers that their Wi-Fi + 3G iPad will be shipped and made available for delivery on April 30th.Also,...

New Rumors of An AMD-Apple Alliance Raise Familiar Questions

New Rumors of An AMD-Apple Alliance Raise Familiar Questions

One of the more amusing things about being an IT journalist is that, after you've been writing for awhile, you realize that many of the juiciest or interesting rumors don't appear so much as reappear, travelling in and out of the public eye much as a comet orbits a star. In this case, the AMD+Apple chestnut has hoved back into view, with a...

New iPhone Model Left Behind In Redwood Bar

New iPhone Model Left Behind In Redwood Bar

You can bet that someone, somewhere, is a very unhappy ex-Apple employee now that one of the company's prototype next-generation iPhones was lost (and found) in a Redwood City bar. Whoever found the device (they're understandably laying low) turned it over to Gizmodo, which has spent a significant chunk of time disassembling the device, snapping...

Get Lucky With The HotHardware Sweepstakes Winner!

Get Lucky With The HotHardware Sweepstakes Winner!

To commemorate the St. Patrick's Day holiday, we announced an exciting sweepstakes, along with our friends at Intel and iBuyPower, in which we planned to give away a custom, fully loaded Intel Core i7-980X-powered system, complete with a Radeon HD 5870 pushing the pixels, an Intel X25-M SSD, and a head-turning Chimera Inferno 2 case....

Apple's MacBook And MacBook Pro Lines Get A Docking Station Thanks To Henge Docks

Apple's MacBook And MacBook Pro Lines Get A Docking Station Thanks To Henge Docks

Docking Stations have permeated corporate office buildings for as long as we can remember, and even today, many "business notebooks" ship with a gap in the bottom to connect to a first-party dock that's designed to be chained to one's cube desk. Workers simply haul in their notebook from home, slap it into the dock, and use a ready-made desktop...

Panasonic LUMIX G2 And G10 Micro Four Thirds Cameras: Coming Next Month For Under $800

Panasonic LUMIX G2 And G10 Micro Four Thirds Cameras: Coming Next Month For Under $800

Micro Four Thirds cameras are slowly gaining serious traction in America. People want DSLR quality without the weight and complexity of a DSLR, and that's exactly what MFT delivers in many cases. Panasonic has been at the forefront of pushing this technology in the camera realm, but consumers have thus far been left in the dark with regard...

Sarotek's T2 Media Streamer Demands Your Attention

Sarotek's T2 Media Streamer Demands Your Attention

Media players and media streamers are a dime a dozen these days, but much like most Wi-Fi routers, few of these are actually stylish enough to sit out in the open. Asian companies have a thing for showing up the others in terms of design, and Sarotek's new T2 shows exactly how and why.The company's new media player is extremely small, and...

DISH Network Lands 200 HDTV Channels: Is The Sky The Limit?

DISH Network Lands 200 HDTV Channels: Is The Sky The Limit?

Wow. How the times have changed. In 2000, hearing about "HDTV" was rare. You might see one or two big events in HD, and you'd probably have to visit a sports bar or something similar to see it. Most people were still wowed with broadband Internet, and seeing March Madness in 720p was the least of their worries. SD content had worked fine for...

Boxee Likely Coming To Mobile: Android, iPhone And iPad In Sight

Boxee Likely Coming To Mobile: Android, iPhone And iPad In Sight

Boxee just might be the most beloved piece of free software on the Internet today, particularly by those who prefer to get their entertainment from the Web rather than more conventional outlets like the television or radio. But up until now, Boxee has been a piece of software that requires a full-fledged computer to use.But according to reports,...

Dell's Streak Tablets Leaked to the Web

Dell's Streak Tablets Leaked to the Web

Feeling the itch for a handheld tablet but have no interest in Apple's Flash-less iPad? No worries, because several manufactures are stepping up to the plate with tablets of their own, including Dell. Speaking of which, some leaked pics of the OEM's upcoming slate lineup have landed on the Web. Along with the pics, internal documents acquired...

AT&T to Employees: No June Vacation for You!

AT&T to Employees: No June Vacation for You!

June is right around the corner, and for some of us (we're looking at you, mid-westerners), the consistently sunny days can't come fast enough. AT&T workers, however, can't wait to put June in their rear view mirror. That's according to the popular mobile weblog Boy Genius Report, who has apparently "confirmed with multiple AT&T sources...

Garmin Gets Stylish With New Nuvi 3700 GPS Series

Garmin Gets Stylish With New Nuvi 3700 GPS Series

A lot has happened in the navigation world over the past couple of years. Google has entered thanks to Google Maps Navigation, and smartphone GPS systems are quickly becoming just as robust as standalone options from Navigon, TomTom and Garmin. Companies who were in the market for those standalone units will have to retool their offerings...

PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 PCS+ Review

PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 PCS+ Review

When the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series was first introduced a few months back, all of AMD's add in board partners offered essentially the same products, at least at the hardware level. The various boards available during the 'first wave' of Radeon HD 5800 series availability shipped with different accessory bundles and usually had custom decals...

AMD Sheds GlobalFoundries; Sets Q1 Revenue Record

AMD Sheds GlobalFoundries; Sets Q1 Revenue Record

Q1 was the first quarter AMD reported its results entirely separate from those of GlobalFoundries, and the company's numbers were quite good. Revenue for the quarter was a record-setting $1.57B, the company reported an operating income of $247 million, and an operating profit of $182 million. That's an excellent shift from a year ago, when...

Firmware Update Brings Netflix And More To Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player 1

Firmware Update Brings Netflix And More To Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player 1

Just recently, Seagate broke out of the box in order to introduce the Paramount-bundled hard drive with a number of digital films loaded on from the factory. But it's clear the company has no intentions of letting the entertainment-related introductions stop there. Today, Seagate is revealing a killer firmware update to the company's FreeAgent...

School District Admits Taking Inappropriate Photos in Laptop Spying Case

School District Admits Taking Inappropriate Photos in Laptop Spying Case

We've been following the Lower Merion school district investigation ever since a student at the school, one Blake Robbins, was accused of engaging in improper behavior based on evidence captured by his school-provided laptop's webcam. Investigative reports now indicate that the school either lied through its teeth about the degree to...

Samsung Produces 20nm MLC NAND Memory: Bigger SD Cards On The Way

Samsung Produces 20nm MLC NAND Memory: Bigger SD Cards On The Way

Hard drive capacities keep getting larger, processors keep getting faster, and memory process  keep getting smaller. These are all facts of life in the consumer electronics industry, and while talking about nanometers doesn't interest the average consumer, telling them that next month's memory cards will be bigger and cheaper just might...

Liquidvista Hoping For Color E-Ink-Like Displays In 2011

Liquidvista Hoping For Color E-Ink-Like Displays In 2011

Few people will argue that Apple's iPad has put a serious kink in the plans of ereader companies, and devices such as Amazon's Kindle now have to re-think how they'll market themselves. The iPad can easily last ten hours, and it supports illustrations and far richer text than any current e-ink display; now, ereaders are at a big disadvantage....

MobiTV Subscription Service Brings Live TV To Apple iPhone

MobiTV Subscription Service Brings Live TV To Apple iPhone

Until now, getting live TV on the iPhone took some effort. There was the SlingPlayer app that enabled SlingPlayer owners the ability to stream their Pay-TV content to their phone, but there wasn't a real substitute for the likes of Sprint TV on the iPhone. But MobiTV is hoping to change that, and their new app--which just got approved and...

MIT Working On Wireless Power: Cord-Free HDTVs Within Sight

MIT Working On Wireless Power: Cord-Free HDTVs Within Sight

Few institutions impact the world of consumer electronics as often as MIT, and it's a known fact that the entity has been working towards wireless power for years now. Wireless power remains one of the Holy Grails of electronics; even with wireless video and audio solutions in the market, there's still a power requirement that demands at least...

Pantech Link Brings Another Messaging Phone To AT&T

Pantech Link Brings Another Messaging Phone To AT&T

Do you love cheap? Who doesn't, right? As nice as today's smartphones are, they're still pretty expensive, and to be honest, not everyone uses them enough to really take advantage of the $30/month data plan. That's why texting and feature phones exist, and Pantech's latest is pretty robust considering the price. Launching this week on AT&T,...

Sprint Offers WiMAX-Enabled iPad With Overdrive + iPad Case

Sprint Offers WiMAX-Enabled iPad With Overdrive + iPad Case

Apple doesn't ship their iPad with a case of any kind. In fact, the Apple-branded iPad case is a stiff $40, so there's a good chance that iPad owners are looking for cheaper alternatives. Sprint, of all companies, hopes that you'll give their accessory shop a look before making a final decision. It's definitely not like Sprint to market cases,...

18 U.S. Schools Named Intel Schools of Distinction Finalists

18 U.S. Schools Named Intel Schools of Distinction Finalists

18 U.S. Schools Named Intel Schools of Distinction Finalists Schools Honored for Science and Math Programs 18 U.S. Schools Named Intel Schools of Distinction finalists Awards for math and science excellence include cash, goods and services 6 to be named Intel Schools of Distinction, 1 a "Star Innovator", in September SANTA CLARA, Calif. --...

NVIDIA Invests In Computing’s Future With Awards To Top PhD Students

NVIDIA Invests In Computing’s Future With Awards To Top PhD Students

NVIDIA Invests In Computing’s Future With Awards To Top PhD Students -- NVIDIA Awards $250,000 in Grants to Students Engaged in GPU Computing Research -- SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NVIDIA announced that it is awarding $250,000 to 10 top Ph.D. students to help solve complex visual and parallel computing challenges. Each student will receive...

Get Lucky With The HotHardware, Intel and iBuyPower Sweepstakes

Get Lucky With The HotHardware, Intel and iBuyPower Sweepstakes

In light of the St. Patrick's Day Holiday, we thought it would be fun to give away yet another awesome gaming system! Thanks to our good friends at Intel and iBuyPower, we’ve got a killer rig to give away to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! This time around, you could win a full Intel Core i7 980X Gulftown-based system, complete with a Radeon...

Software VP At Palm Walks Away, Others Kept On With Bonuses

Software VP At Palm Walks Away, Others Kept On With Bonuses

Something is up at Palm. There's no more debate about that. Earlier in the week, there were all sorts of relatively believable reports that Palm was up for sale, with Lenovo and others being named as potential buyers. Of course, Palm has been struggling for years now in an attempt to reinvent itself, so hearing that the company may be purchased...

Addonics Brings Any USB Accessory Online Via NAU Adapter

Addonics Brings Any USB Accessory Online Via NAU Adapter

How often have you wished that just about every PC peripheral you have could be placed on a network in order to be accessed from anywhere? Even if you've never considered it until now, doesn't it sounds like a particularly great idea? Addonics, a company known for pushing out unusual adapters that make lives all the better, has just issued...

TruLink 60GHz WirelessHD Kit Cuts The Cord To Your Blu-ray Player

TruLink 60GHz WirelessHD Kit Cuts The Cord To Your Blu-ray Player

One of the most promising technologies to emerge over the past five years has been wireless transfers of high-bandwidth devices. Wireless HD and wireless HDMI both hold a great deal of hope for the way HD video is distributed, and while Intel's Wireless Display technology touches on it somewhat, we haven't really seen any shipping products...

BenQ Reveals GL Series Of LED backlit LCD Monitors

BenQ Reveals GL Series Of LED backlit LCD Monitors

Need a new LCD? Chances are BenQ has an option to cover your needs, but if none of the prior models have worked in your favor, maybe this new one will. The new GL Series LED monitors include the following:  GL930 (18.5”W); GL931 (19”W); GL2030 (20”W); GL2230 (21.5”W) and GL2231 (22”W) LED.These all feature a somewhat similar design to...

Google Cloud Print Could Cut The Printer Cord Forever

Google Cloud Print Could Cut The Printer Cord Forever

A lot of things have changed in technology over the past decade. Broadband has replaced dial-up. 1GHz now seems slow. Netbooks are now a reality. Tablets are coming back. Change is everywhere, but some things have sadly remained the same. Printers are still stuck in the stone-age, and ink still costs far more than it reasonably should. Leave...

TV Viewers Ditching Pay-TV Services, Heading Online Instead

TV Viewers Ditching Pay-TV Services, Heading Online Instead

Do you watch TV online? Even occasionally? All the time? If you're reading this now, there's a better than average chance that you have consumed at least one or two television shows in your lifetime online, and that number is growing fast. More and more people are looking to the Internet to get their entertainment fix, and the reasons are...

Sony Considering "Division Two" VAIO Notebook Lineup

Sony Considering "Division Two" VAIO Notebook Lineup

Sony's VAIO line has been around for years now, and for years, it has remained constant; classy, styled well, and expensive. That's just the markings of a VAIO. They've been called the "Apple notebooks" of the PC world, and while they have added so many colors and finishes now that the same thing really isn't true any longer, it's still a...

Cablevision And Comcast Join TWC For Free Wi-Fi In NYC

Cablevision And Comcast Join TWC For Free Wi-Fi In NYC

There's nothing quite like free Wi-Fi, particularly when you least expect it, and it works quickly. It's sort of like stumbling upon a quarter, but typically it's far more valuable than even that. Last month, Time Warner Cable announced that they would soon be providing free Wi-Fi to New York City customers, and now it seems the offer is being...

Ford Eco-Route Navigation Option Saves Fuel On Roads Less Traveled

Ford Eco-Route Navigation Option Saves Fuel On Roads Less Traveled

Navigation still has a long ways to go in vehicles to match the value provided by standalone units. These days, an in-car nav from the factory can cost thousands, while a basic Garmin or TomTom unit will go for $100 to $300. But Ford is making strides to bring the in-car factory experience up a notch, and while Sync has done a lot to move...

Ranking The "Mac Metropolis"

Ranking The "Mac Metropolis"

If you live in San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, New York and D.C.: You have the greatest chance of being the proud owner or user of an iPod, iPhone or Mac computer in the entire continental United States.Bluefield/Beckley, W.Va.; Greenwood/Greenville, Miss.; Meridian, Miss.; Presque Island, Maine; Clarksburg/Weston, W.Va.? Not so much.Experian...

PhotoFast GM3000EX ExpressCard Brings USB 3.0 To Existing Notebooks

PhotoFast GM3000EX ExpressCard Brings USB 3.0 To Existing Notebooks

There's no question that USB 3.0 is a godsend for those transferring huge amounts of data on a regular basis, but what about individuals with machines that lack the protocol? Rather than buying a new machine (a notebook, in this case), PhotoFast are giving users a better and more affordable option: the new GM3000EX ExpressCard.For notebook...

Intel Showcases Sensor To Monitor And Analyze Home Energy Usage

Intel Showcases Sensor To Monitor And Analyze Home Energy Usage

Fujitsu just recently showcased a new power strip that gives users a visual indication of energy usage, and now it sounds like the company may not be along in the market. Intel, a company that is increasingly expanding their reach in the consumer electronics market place, recently described a similar device at their IDF expo in China. The...

Definitive 2TB HD Roundup: WD, Seagate, Samsung

Definitive 2TB HD Roundup: WD, Seagate, Samsung

Lately, it feels like the good, old, reliable hard disk drive (HDD) doesn't get any respect. When it comes to storage, Solid State Drives (SSDs) are getting all the attention these days--and it's no wonder, considering the speed, durability, low-power, and silent-running attributes of current solid state drives. But SSDs are also very expensive...

Online Vendors Now Taking Orders for AMD 6-Core Phenom Chips

Online Vendors Now Taking Orders for AMD 6-Core Phenom Chips

Let the battle for six-core supremacy begin. Up until now, Intel's ultra expensive Core i7 980X has been the only consumer-level six-core chip on the planet, but that all changes today now that a handful of online vendors have begun listing AMD's Phenom II X6 processor line. Provantage, for example, has started taking orders for AMD's Phenom...

Opera Mini for iPhone Already Downloaded 1 Million Times

Opera Mini for iPhone Already Downloaded 1 Million Times

Well that was fast. According to Opera Software, the company's Opera Mini browser for the iPhone was downloaded more than one million times on its first day of availability in Apple's App Store. Three days later, the Safari alternative ranked as the number one iPhone app in the 22 featured Apple App Stores on their site. "Today iPhone users...

Bang & Olufsen Debuts Pricey BeoLab 11 Wall-Mountable Subwoofer

Bang & Olufsen Debuts Pricey BeoLab 11 Wall-Mountable Subwoofer

Bang & Olufsen is a name that's associated with high quality and high prices, but for those who can afford it, there are hardly any better options out there in the audio space. The company's latest product is one of the most radical subwoofers we have ever seen, adding not only bass to your sound system, but a designer piece to your living...

Toshiba Announces REGZA 3D HDTVs With 2D-To-3D Conversion

Toshiba Announces REGZA 3D HDTVs With 2D-To-3D Conversion

3D. It's impossible to avoid these days, and we get the feeling that those who try will be facing an uphill battle. Now that the format has cemented itself in the cinema, there's only one more major place to invade: your living room.Almost every major TV maker has already either announced 3D HDTVs or plans to ship 3D HDTVs in the future, but...

Intel's Light Peak To Challenge USB 3.0 Next Year

Intel's Light Peak To Challenge USB 3.0 Next Year

Intel never really has been one to sit in the back while someone else takes charge, and while that has generally only applied to the CPU world, now Intel is getting their feet into all sorts of other ventures. Look at Light Peak: ten years ago, no one would've expected for Intel to develop their own transmission protocol, but now, it's a forthcoming...

AMD Posts $257 Million Net Profit For Q1: Things Are Looking Up

AMD Posts $257 Million Net Profit For Q1: Things Are Looking Up

It's mid-April, and that means earnings for many of the companies that litter the NASDAQ and Dow Jones Industrial Index. Intel just recently reported stellar Q1 2010 earnings, and now it's AMD's turn. Did they manage to achieve similar success year-over-year?Amazingly, they did, sort of. Total revenue for the quarter was $1.57b, with net income...

Toshiba To Intro Tablet PCs: Possible Dual-Screen, Android Versions

Toshiba To Intro Tablet PCs: Possible Dual-Screen, Android Versions

Slates, slates, tablets and more slates. That pretty much sums up the PC industry thus far in 2010, and if you thought the craze would die down some after the iPad's launch, you would be wrong. With Dell, Asus, NVIDIA and just about everyone else committed to dabbling in the Tablet PC/Slate world in some way, it was only a matter of time for...

Old Atari 2600 Game Fetches $31,600 on Ebay!

Old Atari 2600 Game Fetches $31,600 on Ebay!

Talk about an unexpected pay day. Tanner Sandlin of Austin, Texas raked in $31,600 on Ebay for an old Atari 2600 game that was tucked away in his garage. It's the second highest ever paid for a videogame, and much more than the $5 or $10 Sandlin said he paid for it when he was about 10 years old. So why did it fetch so much? The game, called...

Verizon Picks Up HTC DROID Incredible Smartphone: Android 2.1, AMOLED, GPS

Verizon Picks Up HTC DROID Incredible Smartphone: Android 2.1, AMOLED, GPS

We've witnessed reports suggesting that Android consumption is on the rise while iPhone use is slipping, and it's easy to see why: every other week a new Android phone hits the market, while Apple makes iPhone users wait a year or more to see new hardware. With so many Android options, it's pretty tempting to give at least one of these sexy...

Another Dual-Core Atom on Tap, Could It be for Netbooks?

Another Dual-Core Atom on Tap, Could It be for Netbooks?

Life is good for Intel, the No. 1 chip maker who recently announced the best first quarter it's ever had. But that isn't all the company had to say. During an earning conference call on Tuesday, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said another dual-core Atom processor is on the way. "The next innovation coming to Atom is on dual-core," Otellini said....

SteelSeries Debuts R.U.S.E. Edition Xai Laser Mouse & Gaming Surface

SteelSeries Debuts R.U.S.E. Edition Xai Laser Mouse & Gaming Surface

SteelSeries is up there with Razer in the world of input peripherals, offing gamer-centric devices that serve a small but important niche. Today, the company has introduced the new R.U.S.E. Edition Xai Laser Mouse and QcK gaming surface, both of which are aimed directly at RTS fans.The devices are being made through a partnership with Ubisoft,...

Library of Congress To Archive Every. Public. Tweet. Ever.

Library of Congress To Archive Every. Public. Tweet. Ever.

Oh, great. Do you remember that night where you were just a bit tipsy, and you let out a string of Tweets that you've now lived to regret? Starting soon, you can sleep knowing your great-grandchildren will be able to read every single one of them, and any attempt you make to assure them that you were never a wild child in your younger days...

Toshiba Intros 200GB Automotive-Grade Hard Drive

Toshiba Intros 200GB Automotive-Grade Hard Drive

Notebooks need hard drives, desktops need hard drives, but modern day vehicles need hard drives as well. Toshiba knows this better than anyone, and it knows that those paltry 32GB drives of yesteryear are no longer cutting it. In order to provide more storage space, more complex maps and more multi-media in new vehicles, the company has revealed...

Apple iPad Launch Delayed Overseas By One Month

Apple iPad Launch Delayed Overseas By One Month

During Apple's recent iPhone OS 4.0 event, the company's CEO (Steve Jobs) stated that around 450,000 iPad units had been sold in around a week in the United States. Now, that number is hovering around half a million. Basically, Apple never expected that many iPads to fly off of store shelves, and while Apple will certainly take the demand,...

Intel Posts Another Record-Breaking Quarter, But Atom Sales Slump

Intel Posts Another Record-Breaking Quarter, But Atom Sales Slump

Intel reported its sales figures for the first quarter of 2010 yesterday, and the company's market position could scarcely be better. Revenue in Q1 was $10.3 billion—a record for the quarter—while sales declined just three percent between Q4 2009 and Q1 2010. Processor shipments typically fall about nine percent during this period; Intel didn't...

Rightmark Introduces New Web Browser Benchmarking Tool: BrowserMark

Rightmark Introduces New Web Browser Benchmarking Tool: BrowserMark

Here's a confession: we have a soft spot in our hearts for Futuremark. We used their benchmarking tools religiously to test out new products, and overall, it all works great. Rightware was recently spun off from Futuremark, and today they're launching a much-needed new benchmarking service for mobile and embedded device browsing performance....

Universal To Ship Blu-ray/DVD Dual-Side "Flipper" Discs

Universal To Ship Blu-ray/DVD Dual-Side "Flipper" Discs

These have been on the table for months now, and while the so-called "Flipper" was noted as "coming soon" during December of 2009, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has finally decided to roll out the two-sided discs for consumers to enjoy.We will say--the first three films to ship on this twin-sided Blu-ray/DVD disc aren't the classics...

Asus Adds SATA 6G And USB 3.0 Support On New RoG Motherboards

Asus Adds SATA 6G And USB 3.0 Support On New RoG Motherboards

Asus promised that they were going to make USB 3.0 a priority going forward, and sure enough, that protocol is supported in the latest range of motherboards. The latest series is yet another in the Republic of Gamers line, offering up extreme overclocking abilities, sweet designs and support for the latest chips and technologies.The Rampage...

Samsung's AMOLED Beam SPH-W9600: It's A Smartphone And Pico Projector In One

Samsung's AMOLED Beam SPH-W9600: It's A Smartphone And Pico Projector In One

Cellphones and smartphones with projectors haven't really taken off in America, but they're generating a lot of attention overseas. And we all know what happens to trends in the U.S. a few months after something goes big in Asia. Samsung has been at the forefront of projector phone development, and today they are introducing the latest one...

iPad versus Netbook-Tablet Hybrid Head to Head

iPad versus Netbook-Tablet Hybrid Head to Head

Apple's iPad has left an indelible mark on the Tablet PC universe. It wasn't that long ago when just about everyone gave up on the tablet. Just about every notebook manufacturer in existence tried their hand at making a tablet at one point or another, and just about everyone hung it up by 2005. For whatever reasons, tablets never managed to...

Cisco Launches First Flip Video Camcorder With Internal LCD: Flip SlideHD

Cisco Launches First Flip Video Camcorder With Internal LCD: Flip SlideHD

It still seems kind of unusual to think that Cisco now owns a camcorder company, but this week the company introduced the newest in the Flip Video line, the Flip SlideHD. It's certainly an all-new take on the pocket camcorder form factor, as it looks more like a Motorola Backflip than a typical pistol-grip camera.This new camcorder allows...

Twitter Infiltrates Bing, Serves Up Real Time Results

Twitter Infiltrates Bing, Serves Up Real Time Results

Social networking is here to stay, and so is Twitter for that matter. In fact, you'll be seeing even more of the microblogging service as it continues to strike deals, like the one it inked with Microsoft to have Bing display the latest tweets on your searches."Have you ever searched for information on something that is happening right now,...

AT&T Rethinks Ad Campaign: Positivity, Not Verizon Bashing

AT&T Rethinks Ad Campaign: Positivity, Not Verizon Bashing

At last, the war is over. We hope. For months now, AT&T and Verizon Wireless have been airing advertisements poking fun at one another, and oftentimes, being downright rude to one another. A lawsuit even popped up between the pair late last year, but that was eventually dropped. Still, the ads didn't stop, and while Verizon has been boasting...

Intel Intros "Tunnel Creek" Atom-Based System On Chip

Intel Intros "Tunnel Creek" Atom-Based System On Chip

What's a company to do after coming off of their best Q1 in recent memory? Forge ahead in the never-ending pursuit of processor perfection. Today, out of nowhere really, Intel announced plans for a new Atom processor-based System-On-Chip, but it won't go where you might expect. Instead of aiming this product at netbooks, Intel is positioning...

Toshiba's Aims New Tecra M11 Laptop at Spunky Business Professionals

Toshiba's Aims New Tecra M11 Laptop at Spunky Business Professionals

Toshiba today announced its Tecra M11 series, a new 14-inch notebook line that takes aim at business users but with a little pizazz. Sporting a sleek, textured finish on the outside and an Intel Core i3/i5 foundation on the inside, there's plenty of power here to tear through those productivity apps, and then some."Mobile professionals cannot...

Barnes & Noble Makes Nook Available At Best Buy

Barnes & Noble Makes Nook Available At Best Buy

Barnes & Noble plans to sell its Nook eBook reader at Best Buy starting April 18th. The specialty bookstore chain is expanding the distribution of the $259.99 Nook as it faces growing competition from Apple's iPad. The deal between Best Buy and Barnes & Noble will put the Nook in 1,070 Best Buy stores and will also place Barnes &...

Verizon Wireless And Sprint Carry Most Data Says ABI Research

Verizon Wireless And Sprint Carry Most Data Says ABI Research

When reports broke last year about how iPhone users were overwhelming AT&T's network, some people may have concluded that AT&T was carrying them most data traffic. According to ABI Research, that's not true. Based on its studies, ABI Research concluded that Verizon Wireless and Sprint carried more data last year than AT&T. Together,...

Sony's Walkman NWZ-W252 Climbs On Your Head And Hangs With Sweat

Sony's Walkman NWZ-W252 Climbs On Your Head And Hangs With Sweat

With the glut of portable audio and media players out these days, it really takes a special product to catch our attention. Something unique, something a little off-the-wall, and something that actually differentiates itself from all those other mundane MP3 players. Sony has somehow managed to do that with their latest Walkman, which is tailor...

Intel, Samsung And Others Look For 300Mbps In WiMAX 2 Standard

Intel, Samsung And Others Look For 300Mbps In WiMAX 2 Standard

Intel and Samsung have been working together for years on various projects, one of which includes WiMAX. Both are supporters of the standard, and both have lent loads of money, time, effort and research into moving it forward. But as we all know, no existing technology is ever good enough to hang around forever, and the next best thing is...

Nokia Introduces C3, C6 And E5 Messaging Phones For Overseas Markets

Nokia Introduces C3, C6 And E5 Messaging Phones For Overseas Markets

As we saw with the launch of Microsoft's Kin One and Kin Two, it's not always about the smartphone. There are plenty of other consumers out there who don't need an advanced mobile phone, and having one that makes calls, keeps track of a few contacts and sends the occasional SMS is good enough. Nokia knows that better than anyone, with their...

Asus Overclocking Competition: Life Is Better With LN2

Asus Overclocking Competition: Life Is Better With LN2

Asus hosted an overclocking competition this past weekend and invited us out to see XtremeSystems, OC Alliance, and Team PURE vie for top honors and performance world records on both LGA1366 and 1156. I've got experience working with single-stage phase changers, which use air-conditioner compressors to cool a CPU down to roughly -50C, but...

German Tablet Maker Pokes Fun at iPad

German Tablet Maker Pokes Fun at iPad

A German tablet maker is taking Apple to task over the creation of its iPad and promises to offer a bigger, better, and smarter solution. And just so there's no mistaking exactly who it is Neofonie GmbH has in its sights, they're calling their tablet the "WePad.""Some people seem to think life is all about the I, and the Me, Me, Me," Neofonie...

Mobile DTV Launch Set For May 3rd In Washington, D.C.

Mobile DTV Launch Set For May 3rd In Washington, D.C.

Are you ready for yet another option in the mobile TV space? We're guessing that FLO TV hasn't even had enough time to really get a grip, but starting on May 3rd, hundreds of TV viewers in Washington, D.C. will be able to experience Mobile Digital TV.After being tested in various markets for the better part of a year, the Mobile DTV technology...

Alienware M11x Ultra-Portable Gaming Notebook Review

Alienware M11x Ultra-Portable Gaming Notebook Review

During the Consumer Electronics Show which took place in early January of this year, we showcased a myriad of upcoming products in our coverage of the event. Of the literally thousands of things we saw at CES, however, we'd consider only a handful of them to be truly stand-out products. One of those geek-lust worthy products, at least in our...

Sony Debuts DRX-S77U and AD-7260S DVD/CD Optical Drives

Sony Debuts DRX-S77U and AD-7260S DVD/CD Optical Drives

Sometimes, you don't need the latest and greatest. Sometimes, all you need is something basic. If you're building a new machine and have no need for Blu-ray yet, Sony Optiarc has two new units that just might fit the bill. The company's two new optical disc drives are half-height units, and both can toast at 24X. The DRX-S77U drive boasts...

Google Makes Docs Two-Player Capable With Enhanced Collaboration

Google Makes Docs Two-Player Capable With Enhanced Collaboration

Every other week or so, we get the feeling that Google is making strides in fully taking over the world. Be it search advancements, Android advancements or their drive into being an ISP, Google is getting their hands dirty with almost everything. Google Docs has been around for years, and while many tech enthusiasts have shifted to them over...

FLO TV Plans To Add On-Demand Content And Time-Shifted Viewing

FLO TV Plans To Add On-Demand Content And Time-Shifted Viewing

Mobile TV is still a growing technology in the U.S. People haven't had time to decide whether or not they're interested, and it's still available in just a few select markets. But to say it's going away anytime soon would probably be taking things too far. FLO TV, by Qualcomm, is pushing itself as the go-to mobile TV technology, and if the...

Apple Injects MacBook Pro Line with Faster Parts, Longer Battery Life

Apple Injects MacBook Pro Line with Faster Parts, Longer Battery Life

Apple today announced it has revamped its entire MacBook Pro line with faster processors, beefier Nvidia graphics, and longer battery life, a tech triple play that will be welcome news to Apple fans who have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for the new models to roll out.Starting with the entry-level units, Apple says all 13-inch MacBook...

Plextor Announces PX-NAS2 Consumer NAS Drive

Plextor Announces PX-NAS2 Consumer NAS Drive

Plextor entered the consumer NAS market with the new PX-NAS2. This 2-Bay NAS is compatible with PC and Mac. It is also DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 compliant, ensuring connectivity with other media devices such as your Xbox or PS3. Using the bundled Memeo software and a Plextor PX-NAS2 utility program, the NAS promises an easy...

Microsoft Targets Social Networkers With KIN

Microsoft Targets Social Networkers With KIN

Microsoft took the wraps off of two new mobile phones designed for social network users. Known as the KIN One and KIN Two, the new phones are the result of a partnership with Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, and Sharp. “Working closely with our partners, we saw an opportunity to design a mobile experience just for this social generation — a phone...

Opera Mini Approved For App Store: Browsing Alternative Hits iPhone And iPod Touch

Opera Mini Approved For App Store: Browsing Alternative Hits iPhone And iPod Touch

Whoa, can it be true? Apparently it is. Of course, we're talking about Opera Mini becoming publicly available on the App Store, marking a huge, huge change in the way Apple handles certain software titles.In the past, Apple has been very quick to strike down any app submission that does "similar things" to apps that come pre-loaded on the...

Eurocom Ships World's First Six-Core Notebook

Eurocom Ships World's First Six-Core Notebook

When it comes to cutting edge notebooks, Eurocom is always at the ready with something new. Whenever a new mobile CPU, chipset or GPU becomes available, you can almost count on this company delivering the first notebook based around those new specifications. Today, the company is introducing another world's first, and while it doesn't ship...

G-Technology Intros G-SPEED Q and the G-SPEED FC XL Storage Solutions

G-Technology Intros G-SPEED Q and the G-SPEED FC XL Storage Solutions

The news just keeps flowing from NAB 2010. G-Technology, who has since been teamed with Hitachi in the storage realm, just announced new drives today aimed at professionals in the content creation industry, but if we know you, we're guessing you have just as big a need for archiving as the folks who do this stuff for a living. At the expo,...

NVIDIA's Quadro Digital Video Pipeline Enables Easier Live 3D Broadcasting

NVIDIA's Quadro Digital Video Pipeline Enables Easier Live 3D Broadcasting

NAB 2010 has kicked off in Las Vegas, bringing the world's focus yet again on the 3D universe. NVIDIA has shown interest in the format before, with the company's 3D Vision technology enabling gamers to experience all sorts of new depth on all sorts of new gaming titles. But of course, just satisfying gamers who yearn for 3D isn't enough. Now,...

Gigabyte Driver Update Brings iPad Charging To Existing Motherboards

Gigabyte Driver Update Brings iPad Charging To Existing Motherboards

Now isn't this something! Gigabyte has shown an ability to adapt and innovate quickly, and this product is no different. Now, it has reached out to address a nagging issue that is plaguing many iPad owners that primarily use PCs. If you haven't heard, Apple's new iPad requires a 10W USB charging output; most PCs don't output that much power...

Maingear's Quantum SHIFT Workstation PC Cuts Through CS5 And More

Maingear's Quantum SHIFT Workstation PC Cuts Through CS5 And More

Maingear already made a name for themselves in the gaming PC market with the SHIFT. The company calls that company the world's first "personal supercomputer," and though we doubt it'd be good for solving NASA problems or the like, it really is quite powerful. In an effort to cater to the creative professionals who also want that kind of power,...

Vonage Mobile Comes To The Android

Vonage Mobile Comes To The Android

Want to call overseas cheaply? There's an app for that.Almost counterintuitively, AT&T and T-Mobile already allows iPhone and Blackberry apps for Vonage, the VOIP provider, which just rolled one out for Android phones.For $24.99 a month, a customer gets unlimited calling to more than 60 countries (in some places it depends on the type...

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Ultraportable Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Ultraportable Review

Lenovo made more noise at the Consumer Electronics Show in January than any other notebook maker, and while we have since been able to test out a few of the company's newest machines, the curious X100e had thus far eluded us. We just reviewed our sample of the smallest ThinkPad ever (that actually looks like a ThinkPad), and with Lenovo claiming...

Sharp to Start Selling 3D TVs

Sharp to Start Selling 3D TVs

Call it a gimmick if you will, but as far as hardware manufacturers are concerned, the 3D craze is better described as a cash cow. Enter Sharp, who announced plans to milk the market starting with Japan when the company begins selling 3D-capable LCD TVs later this summer."We are now one step closer to such things as 3D displays with the world's...

Scorned PS3 Owner Demands Refund for "Other OS" Install, Amazon Obliges (Kind of)

Scorned PS3 Owner Demands Refund for "Other OS" Install, Amazon Obliges (Kind of)

As sincere as Sony can apparently be, the console maker has an issued an apology to gamers worldwide who might be upset at the removal of the "Install Other OS" option from their PlayStation 3. For a select few, the touted ability to install an alternative OS was a huge selling point in the PS3's favor, so we can understand why Linux fans...

Seagate And Paramount Bundle Movies Onto 500GB FreeAgent Go Hard Drive

Seagate And Paramount Bundle Movies Onto 500GB FreeAgent Go Hard Drive

Much like Western Digital's My Book line of external hard drives, Seagate's FreeAgent range has been pretty successful over the years. Here recently, the external HDD market has really heated up, with even 2.5" drives approaching the 1TB mark and enclosures becoming more port-filled and stylish all the while. One thing that companies have...

Adobe Introduces Creative Suite 5

Adobe Introduces Creative Suite 5

Finally, some positive Adobe news! After hearing so much negativity surrounding the Adobe/Apple spat (and feeling that Flash won't even come to Apple's mobile product portfolio), it's great to hear that one of our favorite software suites is getting an upgrade. The Web has known that Creative Suite 5 was on the horizon, but today the company...

Palm Is Up For Sale, HTC And Lenovo Consider Making Bids

Palm Is Up For Sale, HTC And Lenovo Consider Making Bids

Talk about a change of plans. Over the weekend, we heard that Palm's boss (Jon Rubinstein) was confident that he could get things turned around. The company has had trouble lately keeping their stock price afloat, and they've also had trouble moving their two webOS phones, the Pixi and Pre (along with the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus on Verizon...

Asus "Ares" Dual-5870 Video Card Declares War, Takes No Prisoners

Asus "Ares" Dual-5870 Video Card Declares War, Takes No Prisoners

AMD's Radeon 5970 dual-GPU video card is the fastest consumer graphics card available, but Asus is cooking up a customized monster that steps things up a notch. Codenamed Ares, this 'true' dual-5870 solution is point to leave everything else on the market in the dust.AMD's current 5970 GPU carries the same number of stream processors and memory...

ViewSonic Introduces VEB620 And VEB625 Ereaders

ViewSonic Introduces VEB620 And VEB625 Ereaders

We fully expect the amount of E Ink-based ereaders to dwindle in the coming years now that the iPad has been introduced, bringing full-color reading and 10+ hours of battery life to reality. But we're not quite there yet, and the ultra-cheap ereader market is still thriving. With Amazon's Kindle setting the bar at around $259, other companies...

Highton 10" Tablet PC Might Be A Competitor (If It Ships)

Highton 10" Tablet PC Might Be A Competitor (If It Ships)

It's a Tablet PC kind of year in 2010, and as if the iPad's launch wasn't any indication that these things are gaining steam, the onslaught of alternatives from relative no-names should cement the fact in your brain. Just about everyone seems to be coming out with their own tablet these days, and even a company called Highton is getting in...

Mitsubishi Adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Soundbar And More To New HDTV Line

Mitsubishi Adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Soundbar And More To New HDTV Line

When you think of HDTVs, you probably think of names like Sony, Vizio, Toshiba or Sharp. Maybe even LG. But Mitsubishi? It's true, they make televisions, and some pretty high-end ones at that. The company hasn't really had a super high profile TV since the LaserVue set a few years ago, though that one didn't exactly take off due to the prohibitive...

Amid Tough Times, Rubinstein Remains Committed To Palm’s Success

Amid Tough Times, Rubinstein Remains Committed To Palm’s Success

Palm has faced more than its fair share of setbacks in the past several months including disappointing sales of the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus with Verizon Wireless, revenue shortfalls, and rumors that the company might be sold. Many people are wondering if Palm has a future, and if so, what that future looks like. Recently, CEO Jon Rubinstein...

HP Chip Breakthrough: CPUs Could Store And Process Data

HP Chip Breakthrough: CPUs Could Store And Process Data

Currently, transistors can be produced as small as 22nm. Most are produced at 45nm or larger. But even the most optimistic engineers admit that this squishing process that has enabled the CPU world to follow Moore's Law (double in power every 2 years) won't work forever. Eventually, a new type of processor building must occur if we expect...

Mophie Brings Juice Pack Air Case/Charger To iPod Touch

Mophie Brings Juice Pack Air Case/Charger To iPod Touch

We don't exactly get along with batteries very often here at HotHardware. Most of 'em tend to underwhelm us, and the one's that impress us (Apple's iPad rings a bell) are few and far between. Mophie loves the fact that most handheld devices have paltry battery life results, because that very problem encourages consumers to seek out solutions...

Intel Technology Expert Hints At 3D Internet Within Five Years

Intel Technology Expert Hints At 3D Internet Within Five Years

3D may be popping up in just about every facet of consumer electronics these days (your next HDTV included), but so far, it managed to largely avoid tampering with the delicate Internet space. Of course, we all knew it wouldn't stay that way forever, and now a technology expert at Intel expects 3D to be a huge part of the way we interact with...

SnapStream Introduces World's Largest DVR

SnapStream Introduces World's Largest DVR

If you thought TiVo or your DVR was cool, you're going to love this. SnapStream has put together a DVR that's capable of recording 50 channels at the same time onto over 100TB of storage. The company is touting this unnamed beast as the "world's largest DVR," and we're inclined to believe them. After all, the storage capacity is equivalent...

Justin Long Hints At Demise Of Apple's "Get A Mac" Ad Series

Justin Long Hints At Demise Of Apple's "Get A Mac" Ad Series

Can you believe that Justin Long and John Hodgman have been trading blows on Apple's "Get a Mac" ad campaign for 4 years now? Believe it or not, the series began way back in 2006, and even today each new spot demands the attention of the public (and usually gets a laugh or two). Not all of them seem perfectly fair or entirely truthful, but...

RED Modular Storage Unit Goes High Style, High Function

RED Modular Storage Unit Goes High Style, High Function

3D may be all the rage these days, but let's not forget about that "other" next big thing in the camcorder world: 4K. That's a buzzword that's short for 4K x 2K, a resolution that's four times 1080p and can only be captured by a select few rigs used mainly in high-budget productions and feature films. RED is a company that has been into the...

Study Says Almost Half Of Americans Use Social Networks

Study Says Almost Half Of Americans Use Social Networks

According to a recent survey from Arbitron and Edison Research, nearly half of Americans age 12 and older have a profile on one or more social networking Web sites. The study also revealed that the use of social networking sites is not limited to youth: Approximately 78% of teens and 77% of 18 to 24-year-olds have personal profile pages. Nearly...

Samsung Claims Highest Capacity 7200RPM Notebook HDD

Samsung Claims Highest Capacity 7200RPM Notebook HDD

Unless you're willing to invest in a full-blown desktop replacement, computing on the go has often meant sacrificing performance and capacity, all in the name of mobility. While that's still the case, Samsung has narrowed the divide by introducing their new Spinpoint MP4 2.5-inch internal hard drive.The MP4 delivers 640GB of storage spread...

Super Talent Shoots for the Entry Level Market with Value SSD Product Line

Super Talent Shoots for the Entry Level Market with Value SSD Product Line

If we could, we'd all be rocking multiple high-end SSDs in a killer RAID 0 configuration with transfer rates that are off the charts. So why aren't we? Take your pick - kids' college fund, mortgage, car payment, food, and everything else that takes a chunk out of our paycheck. For most, investing several hundred, or even thousands of dollars...

Fujitsu Power Strip Gives You Visual Indication Of Energy Usage

Fujitsu Power Strip Gives You Visual Indication Of Energy Usage

When you think Fujitsu, you probably think notebooks, or maybe storage products like hard drives and optical media. But do you ever think "power strip?" You might begin to soon, as the company has made public a new prototype of sorts that might just up-end the power strip market for good. And while that may not seem like a big deal to the...

Redbox Mulls Low-Cost Video Streaming Service

Redbox Mulls Low-Cost Video Streaming Service

Does Redbox have its eyes on the video streaming market? A survey being sent to Redbox customers suggests the company may be considering a streaming service that would cost a fraction of what Netflix charges. According to High-Def Digest, the survey asks customers to rate their interest in a plan that would cost $3.95 per month and provide...

Four Foxconn Workers Attempt Suicide In A Month: Are Low-Cost Gadgets The Reason?

Four Foxconn Workers Attempt Suicide In A Month: Are Low-Cost Gadgets The Reason?

So, it turns out those reports last October about Foxconn making the new Apple tablet (renamed iPad) were probably true. But it also seems that some of those folks who couldn't quite keep a lid on Apple's secrets may be in very bad positions over in China. A report stemming from the country and coming just days after Apple announced that it...

3D Dominates The Cinema: Reels In 33% Of All Box Office Revenue Since December

3D Dominates The Cinema: Reels In 33% Of All Box Office Revenue Since December

Here's a tidbit that the 3D pundits might find interesting: 3D movies have generated 33% of total box office revenue since the release of Avatar last December in the U.S. 33%. That's one-third of all movie revenue in America. Talk about stepping in and making an impact! Just two years ago, finding a 3D theater was a chore; now they're everywhere,...

Apple Details iPhone OS 4: Multi-Tasking, App Folders, And More Coming This Summer

Apple Details iPhone OS 4: Multi-Tasking, App Folders, And More Coming This Summer

Wow, what a week it has been for Apple. Last Saturday, the company's first tablet launched and sold over 300,000 units on the first day. On Monday, they announced that iPhone OS 4.0 would be explained in detail later in the week. And now, those details are live, and they're substantial to say the least. Apple's CEO Steve Jobs took the stage...

OCZ Unveils Vertex 2 And Agility 2 SSDs

OCZ Unveils Vertex 2 And Agility 2 SSDs

OCZ announced the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) Series. These new enthusiast-class SSDs incorporate a new controller design that delivers better performance across the board. The higher-end Vertex 2 features transfer rates up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write and 4KB random writes up to 50,000 IOPS. For cost-conscious...

Bang & Olufsen Announces App For iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad

Bang & Olufsen Announces App For iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad

Bang & Olufsen is extending control of home automation and home entertainment to your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad via the new BeoLink application. This new app gives you access to audio and video controls as well as the home automation system. The BeoLink application sends commands via Wi-Fi. The interface is customizable to show the...

Thecus Releases N8800+ Rackmount NAS Server

Thecus Releases N8800+ Rackmount NAS Server

Thecus Releases N8800+ Rackmount NAS Server2U Rackmount storage server ready for 10Gb Ethernet speeds 04/08/2010 – Businesses around the world need every advantage they can get against their competitors. The faster an organization reacts, the more likely they are to come out on top. Top corporations know that speed is an essential component...

Scosche Intros Dual-USB Chargers For iPads And High-Power Tablet Charging

Scosche Intros Dual-USB Chargers For iPads And High-Power Tablet Charging

If you've been in the market for an iPad, you should probably give our review a look first. After that, you should probably be aware that charging Apple's first tablet is somewhat of a burden, particularly compared to just how easy it is to charge an iPhone, iPod touch or most anything else from the company. The iPad requires at least 10 watts...

Apple iPad Review: The Tablet Revolution Begins

Apple iPad Review: The Tablet Revolution Begins

We've had the opportunity to review a few tablet / netbook combinations here at HotHardware (the Eee PC T91 from Asus immediately comes to mind), but in the 10+ years of covering computing technology, there has yet to be a tablet as polarizing, alluring, and promising as iPad. And after all of these years, who would've thought that it would...

Metal Gear Solid Creator Rings Death Knell for Console Gaming

Metal Gear Solid Creator Rings Death Knell for Console Gaming

We've pretty much come to accept that every once in awhile, some analyst or game maker will predict the demise of the PC as a viable gaming platform, citing higher profits and a larger install base as reasons for focusing entirely on the console. They're wrong, of course - PC gaming isn't going anywhere, but are consoles a dying breed?Very...

Mad Catz Debuts Cyborg R.A.T. Gaming Mice And Wireless Litetouch Keyboard

Mad Catz Debuts Cyborg R.A.T. Gaming Mice And Wireless Litetouch Keyboard

Mad Catz has been a prevailing name in the console accessory market for years, offering up affordable third-party solutions (mostly controllers and gamepads) for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and all the console generations before it. But the crowded PC peripheral market has generally forged ahead without too much input from this company. Today, that...

Holy Mega Multitasking, Batman! Intel Handing Out Samples of Experimental 48-Core Chip

Holy Mega Multitasking, Batman! Intel Handing Out Samples of Experimental 48-Core Chip

Just when you thought your 6-core chip was the baddest processor on the planet, Intel goes and announces plans to ship PCs equipped with an experimental 48-core CPU to a handful of lucky researchers sometime by the end of the second quarter.That doesn't mean that you just wasted $1,100 and that your Core i7 980X is suddenly obsolete. As part...

iPads, Ereaders And Small Gadgets Now Clear To Stay In Carry-On Bags

iPads, Ereaders And Small Gadgets Now Clear To Stay In Carry-On Bags

The TSA takes a lot of heat, some of the fair, some of it not so fair. But one thing that has been a great improvement over the years is the organization's openness and willingness to communicate with passengers. The TSA Blog is a great place to hear more on decisions being made that will affect your airport travels, and the latest post comes...

Apple iPad Breakdown Reveals Sub-$300 Cost

Apple iPad Breakdown Reveals Sub-$300 Cost

The iPad is certainly the hottest device to physically ship in 2010 so far, and of course, it has people asking lots of questions. Lots and lots of questions. But one question that doesn't get asked much by the average consumer is how much it costs Apple to build an iPad, but that's why iSuppli is around. This research company is famous for...

Dell Intros Latitude E6410, E6510 And E6410 ATG Laptops

Dell Intros Latitude E6410, E6510 And E6410 ATG Laptops

Dell's newest Latitude notebooks already arrived on the company's website, but it seems that the launch may have been a few days before it was intended to go live. Today, the company has issued a full-on press release that details all of the new refreshes in the Latitude E Series lineup, including a rugged machine that we hadn't heard of before....

Samsung Introduces Performance Driven 640GB Spinpoint MP4 2.5" HDD

Samsung Introduces Performance Driven 640GB Spinpoint MP4 2.5" HDD

Capacity, capacity, capacity. It's the same in the real estate market for location, but in the storage market, the team with the biggest number wins. Samsung Electronics is hoping to grab a bigger slice of the notebook HDD market share with a new 640GB unit, which differs from most other high-capacity notebook drives by spinning at 7200RPM...

Dell Makes WWAN Enabling Easy For 3G/4G Equipped Notebooks

Dell Makes WWAN Enabling Easy For 3G/4G Equipped Notebooks

Thank heavens, there are still companies out there that are trying to put themselves in the shoes of the consumer. We still say far too few are doing this on a regular basis, but Dell has really hit a home run with their latest innovation. And honestly, we're shocked it took this long to get in order, but we know dealing with multi-company...

AMD Turbo CORE Technology Revealed

AMD Turbo CORE Technology Revealed

When it announced the 890GX chipset early last month, AMD also let a juicy tid-bit of information slip out regarding the company's next-gen 6-Core desktop processor. In our coverage of the 890GX, we were able to reveal the AMD Phenom II X6 brand name, that the chips would fall within the same power envelope as current quad-core designs, and...

Shuttle Steps It Up With "Pro Series" Small Form Factor PCs

Shuttle Steps It Up With "Pro Series" Small Form Factor PCs

Demand for small form factor PCs seems to be on the decline in the industry, at least if the mass production of them by mainstays such as Dell and HP are any indication. But just because a fad is transforming into a niche doesn't mean that the upstarts who got them on the map are slowing down. Shuttle is a name that ties closely with the SFF...

Verizon To Sell FiOS Markets In 11 States, Focus On Wireless

Verizon To Sell FiOS Markets In 11 States, Focus On Wireless

So now it begins to make sense. Last month, Verizon announced that they would be winding down their FiOS deployment, with costs already in the billions and an ISP market that's becoming increasingly competitive. All told, 18 states have (or soon will have) FiOS, and soon, it looks like 11 of them will be handed off to someone else. Verizon...

Nintendo and Google Tag Team Wii 'Search Engine' Game

Nintendo and Google Tag Team Wii 'Search Engine' Game

Sure, web searching can be fun, especially when you're hitting up, ahem, seedier sides of the web (that other 'Tube - don't act like you don't know it). But can surfing the web be fun on the Wii, so much so that it warrants a video game?Google and Nintendo seem to think so, and the two have teamed up to develop a game called "Ando Kensaku,"...

Hitachi Wizardry Could Lead To Batteries Lasting Twice As Long

Hitachi Wizardry Could Lead To Batteries Lasting Twice As Long

We've been playing with Apple's iPad over the past few days (expect a full review soon), and we're amazed by the battery life. But as tech enthusiasts, we're always yearning for more. Hitachi seems to agree with us in thinking that there's really no battery that lasts long enough, and their R&D lab has been working away in an attempt to...

Nokia Wants a Slice of the Tablet Pie Too

Nokia Wants a Slice of the Tablet Pie Too

During the netbook boom, Nokia sat on the sidelines for most of the time and watched as everyone else raked in the profits, however slim those profit margins might have been. This time around, the Finnish corporation appears to paying closer attention to the market. As such, expect Nokia to introduce a tablet to compete against Apple's iPad,...

Nexaira Launches 3G/4G Broadband Router

Nexaira Launches 3G/4G Broadband Router

It's a digital world we live in, and increasingly so, living without the Internet is becoming a difficult scenario. For those who rely on being connected day in and day out, there's hardly a better invention in the past decade than mobile broadband. WWAN cards, however, are generally stuck to one machine at a time, enabling just you and you...

APC Targets Home and Office With New Back-UPS Pro

APC Targets Home and Office With New Back-UPS Pro

APC recently introduced the new Back-UPS Pro uninterruptible power supply systems. The new APC Back-UPS Pro comes in a variety of models and offers six to ten outlets and runtime from 92 to 164 minutes. All models have power-saving outlets to help decrease energy usage from connected devices. In addition, all Back-UPS Pro models come equipped...

Lenovo Introduces Ion-Powered C200 AIO Desktop And S10-3s Netbook

Lenovo Introduces Ion-Powered C200 AIO Desktop And S10-3s Netbook

The IdeaPad S10 netbook line must be doing well for Lenovo, because the company has just issued another one. Yeah, another one! Not that we have the nerve to complain, but they're sure doing a good job of crowding up their own space. We have to say, the Lenovo S10-3s strikes us as a netbook that we could get into, as its super-slim design...

Toshiba Enters Digital Camcorder Market

Toshiba Enters Digital Camcorder Market

Toshiba is entering the digital camcorder market with the introduction of three new models. The new CAMILEO line of camcorders contains three models that range in price from $179.99 to $399.99. All of the models can capture video at 1080p Full HD resolution and offer 3-inch LCD monitors. You can preorder models from the CAMILEO line now, or...

AMD ATI FirePro V8800 Workstation Graphics Card

AMD ATI FirePro V8800 Workstation Graphics Card

During the summer of 2009, we reviewed ATI's flagship workstation graphics card, the FirePro V8750. At the time, we revealed that it was basically a V8700 with improved memory capabilities. With the launch of the new FirePro V8800 and its new GPU architecture, we expect to see a lot more improvement than just a memory upgrade. As you may have...

Grace Digital Launches Allegro Wi-Fi Internet Radio & Streamer

Grace Digital Launches Allegro Wi-Fi Internet Radio & Streamer

On one hand, it's just a clock, but on the other, it's one of the most connected and unique clocks we've ever seen. Grace Digital Audio, a relative unknown in the grand scheme of things, is showing the big boys a thing or two about design and feature sets with the new Allegro Portable Wireless Radio & Streamer.Designed to serve two primary...

JVC Ups The Novice Camcorder Ante With 1080p GZ-HM1

JVC Ups The Novice Camcorder Ante With 1080p GZ-HM1

The camcorders, they just keep rolling in. Much the same as clockwork, the Spring always means new camcorder releases, shipping just in time to catch mom or dad in a good mood and thinking about all the fun they could have shooting Little Johnny's ball games. JVC isn't one to let an opportunity pass by, so today the company is shipping a new...

Report: Tablets Could Cannibalize Netbook Shipments

Report: Tablets Could Cannibalize Netbook Shipments

The iPad frenzy is still going strong 3 days after Apple's "magical" tablet launched, and it's quickly becoming clear that this is just the beginning. Coming just around the corner is HP's Slate, a Windows 7-based tablet that will duke it out with the iPad, and so will every other upcoming tablet device currently in the pipeline.Something...

Corsair Expands Dominator Family With Two New Kits

Corsair Expands Dominator Family With Two New Kits

Corsair announced 16GB and 24GB Dominator DDR3 memory kits for workstation-level computers. The new DRAM kits feature a clock speed of 1600MHz. The 24GB Dominator DDR3 memory kit is designed for use with three-channel CPUs while the 16GB Dominator DDR3 memory kit is designed for use on dual channel platforms based on the P55 chip set. Corsair®...

QNAP Launches 5-Drive TS-559 Pro Turbo NAS

QNAP Launches 5-Drive TS-559 Pro Turbo NAS

We've seen a handful of NAS box announcements lately, including one from QNAP, who today introduced its 5-drive TS-559 Pro. Aimed at the desktop and SMB crowds, the TS-559 Pro boasts up to 10TB of storage, provided you shove a quintuplet of 2TB hard drives into the unit as a single drive, JPOD configuration, and has been certified to work...

OCZ Technology Intros More Powerful Z-Drive R2: Speeds Up To 1.4GB/s

OCZ Technology Intros More Powerful Z-Drive R2: Speeds Up To 1.4GB/s

OCZ Technology's Z-Drive was obviously a pretty big hit for the company, and understandably so. It was one of the first major PCI-Express Solid State Drive options on the market, and it broke all sorts of speed records as well. Today, the California-based company announced that they would begin mass production of the Z-Drive R2 Solid State...

World's First Android-Powered HDTV Launched In Europe

World's First Android-Powered HDTV Launched In Europe

The world's first Android HDTV? Sign us up! A Swedish company with one of the wildest names we've ever heard has just claimed to have produced exactly that, with People of Lava (the company) announcing the Scandinavia (the HDTV). It's a weird combination, but the actual product looks great from way over on this side of the pond.Interactive...

Samsung Introduces U250 And U200 Multi-Touch All-In-One PCs

Samsung Introduces U250 And U200 Multi-Touch All-In-One PCs

Touch computing is blowing up in a bit way. With Windows 7 out and optimized for touch input, not to mention the huge tablet PC revolution going on right now, it's no surprise to see more and more PC makers jumping on the touch bandwagon. MSI has had quite a few touch-panel all-in-one PCs out, and now it looks like Samsung is going to follow...

Microsoft's "Project Pink" Reveal To Bring New Sidekick-Like Phones To Verizon

Microsoft's "Project Pink" Reveal To Bring New Sidekick-Like Phones To Verizon

As if there wasn't enough drama in the tech world this week, Microsoft has come forward to announce a special event for next month, the 12th. Of course, the event's secret was kept a secret for around 60 seconds, and now we all know (or at least assume) what's coming: Pink. And when the event title is "It's time to share," are you shocked...

Data Robotics Enter NAS World With Networked Drobo FS

Data Robotics Enter NAS World With Networked Drobo FS

Data Robotics has been making other mass storage devices look sort of silly for years now, as the company's Drobo line of smart storage solutions tends to keep a better eye on your files than the more traditional RAID setups. Just a few short months after launching the Drobo S and DroboElite, the company has announced their first-ever NAS...

EA Brings Blockbuster Games To Apple’s iPad

EA Brings Blockbuster Games To Apple’s iPad

EA Mobile is bringing five of its best-selling titles to the Apple iPad. The new games that are designed specifically for the iPad include SCRABBLE, Tetris, Need for Speed SHIFT, Mirror’s Edge, and Command & Conquer Red Alert. In addition to these titles designed specifically for the iPad, users can also access more than 40 EA titles already...

WD VelociRaptor 600GB: Fastest. HD. Ever.

WD VelociRaptor 600GB: Fastest. HD. Ever.

With all of the press solid state drives have received over the last year or so, it would be easy to think that few advancements have been made in the hard drive space. After all, hard drive capacities have seemingly plateaued at 2TB, performance can't come close to even a mid-range solid state drive in most scenarios, and it's hard to imagine...

SugarSync Now Syncs With iPad

SugarSync Now Syncs With iPad

SugarSync announced a new version of its SugarSync file synchronization software that is designed for the Apple iPad. This iPad app provides instant remote access to all of your data including photos, music, and other files. All files are backed up to the SugarSync cloud and instantly available from any SugarSync app—whether that be on your...

Amazon Launches Kindle App For iPad

Amazon Launches Kindle App For iPad

Amazon is doing what it can to ensure it doesn't lose any sales to the Apple iPad. In its latest move, the company has announced its Kindle App for iPad is now available in the App Store. With the app, iPad users will be able to select from over 450,000 books from the Kindle Store. The app also features Amazon Whispersync technology which...

HP Teaser Shows Off Multi-Touch Slate's Best Attributes

HP Teaser Shows Off Multi-Touch Slate's Best Attributes

Much like Donkey Kong, "it's on." The tablet wars are now fully in effect, and with Apple laying down the first blow, HP has followed up just a few days later with a gorgeous teaser video that makes it difficult to wait. As we all know by know, the multi-touch tablet will have a lot of things the iPad doesn't: a USB port, Flash support and...

Apple Sets April 8th Reveal Date For iPhone OS 4.0: Multi-Tasking To Come?

Apple Sets April 8th Reveal Date For iPhone OS 4.0: Multi-Tasking To Come?

Well now, this is strange! Just a few short days after Apple launched their very first tablet, word is trickling out that iPhone OS 4.0 (the next major iteration in the software platform) will be revealed to the public on April 8th. That's Thursday. This Thursday. What's odd about this announcement is just how close it is to the iPad shipping....

Microsoft Kicks Itanium to the Curb

Microsoft Kicks Itanium to the Curb

Goodbye Itanium - it's been nice knowing you, but we've grown apart, and quite frankly, I'm moving on to bigger and better things. Thanks for the memories. - Microsoft.The Redmond software giant didn't quite put it that way, but did announce plans to stop supporting Intel's Itanium architecture. According to a Microsoft blog posting on Friday,...

Beats By Dr. Dre Delivers First Sports-Themed Headphones: Red Sox!

Beats By Dr. Dre Delivers First Sports-Themed Headphones: Red Sox!

Did you tune into the start of the Major League Baseball season last night? A great many people did, and anyone watching ESPN2 from around 7PM ET until near midnight probably saw lots of product placement. An iPad was there, as was LeBron James and Dr. Dre, both of which were at the game primarily to pump up their latest product: the Red Sox...

Elgato Adds 3G Streaming To EyeTV iPhone App

Elgato Adds 3G Streaming To EyeTV iPhone App

This weekend has been chock full of iPad news, but there's a little bit of iPhone news to share this morning as well. Elgato's heralded EyeTV app has received an update, but this isn't just any update: it's probably the most important update a media streaming app could get. The latest version of EyeTV (1.0.2) now allows for streaming of live...

Intel Trying to Break Speed Limit with Fiber-Optic Cables

Intel Trying to Break Speed Limit with Fiber-Optic Cables

Think about all the cables protruding from the back of your home theater setup. Now imagine if you could replace some of them with a single cable, one that offers enough bandwidth to transfer a full-length Blu-ray movie from your HTPC to your desktop in half a minute. This scenario is exactly what Intel is working on with its Light Peak fiber-optic...

T-Mobile Offers $350 Credit Towards HTC HD2 If You Give Up Your iPhone

T-Mobile Offers $350 Credit Towards HTC HD2 If You Give Up Your iPhone

How's this for a little friendly competition? Apple's iPhone has stood strong against the smartphone rivals over the past few years, but HTC and other Android-utilizing brands have begun to seriously catch up. And really, there's nothing like a little incentive to get an iPhone user to ditch what they're used to and come to another carrier...

Apple Sells 300,000 iPads On Opening Saturday, Stock Bar Gets Raised

Apple Sells 300,000 iPads On Opening Saturday, Stock Bar Gets Raised

Wow Apple, you've done it again. And by that, we mean "sold an awful lot of things to an awful lot of people." Even with launching during a holiday weekend, Apple somehow managed to sell over 300,000 iPads on the first day in the United States. That's a lot of devices, and even the original iPhone didn't have as many buyers on the first day....

Asus 13.3" Optimus-Enabled U30Jc Ultraportable Notebook Review

Asus 13.3" Optimus-Enabled U30Jc Ultraportable Notebook Review

It seems like just yesterday that we commented on how many new CULV notebooks had hit the scene, and how Intel had seemingly hit the proverbial sweet spot. These low-voltage Core processors fit perfectly between high-end netbooks and low-end mainstream laptops, offering enough power for most users in a package that would run for hours on end...

Dell Ships Latitude E6410 And E6510 Business Notebooks Core i5/i7 CPUs

Dell Ships Latitude E6410 And E6510 Business Notebooks Core i5/i7 CPUs

Dell doesn't usually make a big deal about new business notebook launches, but the newest two are notable for a number of reasons. The Latitude laptop line has been around for years, and while most of them go to corporate offices, they're still solid machines for the on-the-go worker or even the average customer who simply doesn't want to...

Google's Gmail For iPad Site Adds Two-Pane View To Utilize Extra Space

Google's Gmail For iPad Site Adds Two-Pane View To Utilize Extra Space

If you look at what's happening in the software development world, it's pretty remarkable to see how the iPad has shuffled things up. With any new platform, some tweaks are made, but few happen this fast. There were only a few months between the debut of the iPad and the launch of it, yet many developers have already created new applications...

Toshiba's Sub-25nm Memory Production To Enable Larger Flash Cards, Drives

Toshiba's Sub-25nm Memory Production To Enable Larger Flash Cards, Drives

Toshiba is currently the world's second largest flash memory producer behind Samsung, but it's pretty clear that they're looking to take that top spot over the next few years. Based on a report out of Japan, Toshiba will be moving towards and even smaller process technology in the coming years, but the investment will start this year.During...

Verizon To Offer 3D Content To FiOS TV Customers In 2010

Verizon To Offer 3D Content To FiOS TV Customers In 2010

3D. It's a format that's being talked about, and implemented, almost everywhere these days. It's impossible to avoid, but thankfully it doesn't seem that 3D will be completely replacing 2D anytime soon. 3D as a format has had its fair share of pundits due to having to wear 3D glasses to view most implementations, but to say that no buzz has...

Windows 7 Runs On Apple's iPad! Thanks To A VNC Client...

Windows 7 Runs On Apple's iPad! Thanks To A VNC Client...

Oh my! Could it be? Is it a dream? Is it still April 1st? The video shown here, just a day after Apple's iPad went on sale to throngs of consumers around the U.S., clearly shows a copy of Windows 7 running on a machine that was designed to run only on iPhone OS. Is it a fake? Amazingly it's not, but it's probably not the hack you were hoping...

Disney Targets iPad Users With New Apps

Disney Targets iPad Users With New Apps

Disney is jumping on the iPad bandwagon with a slew of new apps and content. First up is the ABC Player app which lets you watch your favorite ABC shows over a Wi-Fi connection or purchase episodes through iTunes. Next up are two new interactive Toy Story read-along apps as well as a custom version of Disney.com. The new Marvel Comics App...

Netflix App Arrives On iPad, Coming Soon For iPhone And iPod Touch

Netflix App Arrives On iPad, Coming Soon For iPhone And iPod Touch

Much like Google, Netflix is taking over the world. In fact, we'll go ahead and surmise that Google will buy Netflix within the next year. Now that our wild (and not serious) prediction is out there, there actually is some news on the Netflix front. First off, the company's "Watch Instantly" streaming service will be debuting on the iPad,...

BDXL Takes Blu-ray To 100+GB Territory, Backwards Compatibility Is Out

BDXL Takes Blu-ray To 100+GB Territory, Backwards Compatibility Is Out

When it comes to storage and media, "big enough" never really is. With the amount of 1TB and 2TB hard drives on the market today, it's easy to see that the demand for massive amounts of storage isn't fading soon, and even on the optical media side, there's an unyielding desire to cram more and more data onto the discs that we've used for years....

FCC iPad Teardown Showcase, Hot Tablet Hardware

FCC iPad Teardown Showcase, Hot Tablet Hardware

Interest in the iPad is running high on launch day—just in time for photos of a 'naked' iPad to pop up on the FCC's website. The images detail what's underneath the hood of Apple's new tablet and while some of the text was originally grayed out, there are ways to access the original image beneath. The iPad has taken some heat from critics...

Verizon Slashes Prices On WebOS Phones

Verizon Slashes Prices On WebOS Phones

Verizon Wireless recently slashed the prices on their Palm WebOS phones. After the price cuts, you can pick up not one, but two Pre Plus phones for $49 or two Pixi Plus phones for $29. Perhaps even more surprising is that Verizon is now offering the 3G Mobile Hotspot feature for free (the service previously cost $40 per month). Verizon's 3G...

Sharp Announces Glasses-Free 3D Panels For Cellphones

Sharp Announces Glasses-Free 3D Panels For Cellphones

3D is going places that you never thought possible, and honestly, in more places than you probably ever imagined. Just a couple of years ago, 3D was seen as a has-been format that died out in the 80s. Today, it's the "next big thing." As if taking over the cinema and your living room weren't enough, 3D is also coming to handheld gaming consoles....

Motorola's H17txt: The Bluetooth Headset That Talks Back

Motorola's H17txt: The Bluetooth Headset That Talks Back

Bluetooth headsets are a dime a dozen these days, and honestly, they're becoming a little bit "last decade." We haven't seen nearly as many people walking around with them lately, despite the fact that Cellbow is at an all-time high. But Motorola's new H17txt might just change things for the sagging market, as it does something mighty special...

Sprint Targets iPad Users With Overdrive

Sprint Targets iPad Users With Overdrive

With the iPad launch getting closer and closer, Sprint wants to remind you that its Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will be the perfect accessory for Apple's latest device. According to the wireless carrier, the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will give you speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G. In addition, the Overdrive can connect...

PAX East - Gamers and Geeks Gather 'Round The Tech

PAX East - Gamers and Geeks Gather 'Round The Tech

Last weekend gamers from all walks of life converged on Boston to strap in, lock-n-load, boot-up and get their frag on at the PAX East 2010 gamers conference.  On hand were a number of large, big name hardware OEMs and game publishers, showing their wares to the game-crazed masses and members of the press that attended the show. ...

Mobile Data Surpasses Voice Traffic For First Time

Mobile Data Surpasses Voice Traffic For First Time

Total mobile data traffic topped mobile voice traffic in the United States last year, for the first time.In fact, globally, data traffic (that includes SMS text messaging) topped voice traffic on a monthly basis last year and the total traffic across the world exceeded an exabyte for the first time in 2009, according to a report just released...

Analyst: Apple Underestimated Initial iPad Demand

Analyst: Apple Underestimated Initial iPad Demand

You didn't really think the iPad was going to flop, did you? If early reviews are any indication, Apple is getting off to a great start, a notion echoed by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. According to Munster, Apple will likely sell between 200,000 and 300,000 iPads this weekend, which is roughly on par with the original iPhone, which...

Transcend Ships Colorful, Retractable JetFlash 500 Flash Drives

Transcend Ships Colorful, Retractable JetFlash 500 Flash Drives

Want to know what happens when you dump a box of Crayolas into a mixing bowl with NAND Flash memory chips? You end up with a recipe for Transcend's new JetFlash 500 retractable USB Flash drives (take our word for it and don't try this at home, or at least post some pics if you do).Available in five different colors -- purple (32GB), green...

Fujitsu Introduces LifeBook MH330 Netbook

Fujitsu Introduces LifeBook MH330 Netbook

Ah, Fujitsu! We almost forgot you guys were still making netbooks! The LifeBook MH330, however, is a real looker, and at just 1.1kg, it won't kill your back when lugging it around. It's one of the slimmest netbooks available, and it's available in both black or red. As for specifications and the like, there's a 1.66GHz Atom N450 processor,...

HP And Dell Rumored To Drop 10" Netbook Lines (UPDATE: Dell Says "No.")

HP And Dell Rumored To Drop 10" Netbook Lines (UPDATE: Dell Says "No.")

Do you have a 10" netbook on your "must-buy" list? If you want one from Dell or HP, you might want to consider making that purchase sooner rather than later. According to a report from DigiTimes, both HP and Dell have "significantly reduced their investments in the 10" netbook segment, with HP reportedly even considering quitting the 10" netbook...

P55 Motherboard Round-up: Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, Intel, MSI

P55 Motherboard Round-up: Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, Intel, MSI

Some might say that there has never been a better time to be a PC enthusiast. Compelling new products fighting for our attention abound, as the computer hardware scene is bursting at the seams with upgrade options. For example, it wasn't long ago that AMD launched the world's first DX11 videocard and now the company features a full lineup...

AT&T Aims To Improve Network As iPad Nears Launch

AT&T Aims To Improve Network As iPad Nears Launch

Another day, another story about AT&T's network. It seems that the iPhone's network is almost as big a story as the iPhone itself, simply because in America you can't have one without the other, at least not without a jailbreak, a T-Mobile SIM card and a willingness to live without 3G. There have always been rumors that AT&T fears...

MeeGo First Build Is Now Available For Download And Testing

MeeGo First Build Is Now Available For Download And Testing

Wow, talk about quick implementation. It was only 1.5 months ago that the world was introduced to the mash-up of Maemo and Moblin, and now the first go at MeeGo is on. "Day 1 is here," states the beaming post from a MeeGo development board, and it really says it all. Google's Android operating system has all but taken over the mobile space...

Amazon Agrees To Higher Prices For eBooks

Amazon Agrees To Higher Prices For eBooks

The price of electronic books is going up. Just days before Apple releases its iPad, Amazon.com gave two major publishers permission to raise the price of their eBooks for Kindle readers. The agreements with Simon & Schuster and Harper-Collins give the publishers the ability to break from Amazon's policy of holding new titles to a price...

Diablo III GPS Voice Pack Leads You On The Roads Less Traveled

Diablo III GPS Voice Pack Leads You On The Roads Less Traveled

There are few things more annoying than being lost. But one of the worst things about getting found is that annoying voice on your GPS system. It's probably some washed up robotic person who has no personality whatsoever, and they're probably bossy as well. The solution to your GPS woes? The Diablo III GPS voice pack, which installs a Deckard...

Blackberry Tour From Verizon Wireless Gets Push To Talk

Blackberry Tour From Verizon Wireless Gets Push To Talk

Push to Talk functionality is now available for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone from Verizon Wireless. To get the new service, BlackBerry Internet Service customers can visit the My Verizon site or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN. Business users can call 1-800-VZW-4BIZ or visit My Business Account or Verizon Enterprise Center. The Push to Talk service...

Unlimited Mobile Plans Causing Worldwide Cellbow Epidemic, Jabra Has A Cure

Unlimited Mobile Plans Causing Worldwide Cellbow Epidemic, Jabra Has A Cure

Hey! You! Yeah, you! Put the phone down! Don't you know that's harmful to your health? No, we're not too concerned about those radiation waves flowing into your brain, but more concerned about the potential damage to your arm, elbow and hand. For anyone who has held their smartphone for too long, you know the pain. It starts in your elbow,...

F-Secure's April Fool's Prank Could Have Been Useful

F-Secure's April Fool's Prank Could Have Been Useful

In case you haven't noticed by now, it's April Fool's Day. Of course, it's hard not to notice with all of the outlandish news blurbs that litter the Web every April 1st, but if we had to pick one we wish was true, F-Secure's new browser protection module would at least be in the discussion.F-Secure Labs is launching a new feature in Browsing...

iPhone OS 4.0 Features Explose-Like Multitasking

iPhone OS 4.0 Features Explose-Like Multitasking

Word on the Web is that the next iPhone OS update -- version 4.0 -- will finally deliver multitasking support via an Expose-like interface. That means users will be able to launch multiple apps, including third party ones, in the background and switch between them, a feature Android and Windows Mobile users take for granted."Those familiar...

Razer Venom Keeps Gamers Going For 4 Days Without Food Or Water

Razer Venom Keeps Gamers Going For 4 Days Without Food Or Water

Rejoice! Celebrate! Take a day off of work just to enjoy your 5-pack when it arrives! Razer, a company that has made itself famous by producing gamer-approved input devices (mice and keyboards, mostly), just introduced something that will maybe...no, definitely...change the way gamers game, forever. And ever. The product is called Venom, and...

Acer Aspire Ethos Trackpad Functions As A Touchscreen As Well

Acer Aspire Ethos Trackpad Functions As A Touchscreen As Well

In general, notebooks have remained the same for well over a decade. They've grown thinner, they've become more powerful, and more ports have emerged, but the general premise hasn't changed much. Apple took a nice step in the right direction with the button-free, multi-touch trackpad, but Acer may have just taken things to the next level.The...

Asus To Debut "At Least Two" Tablets To Rival Apple's iPad

Asus To Debut "At Least Two" Tablets To Rival Apple's iPad

If there was any question on just how popular the tablet PC world would become this year, take a look at the hype surrounding the iPad launch. And then take a look at Asus, who firmly believes they can challenge Apple in this arena. It makes sense when you think that it's Apple who is entering PC territory here, and just as Asus toppled the...

Microsoft And Ford Team Up To Intelligently Charge Electric Vehicles

Microsoft And Ford Team Up To Intelligently Charge Electric Vehicles

Microsoft is into all sorts of things these days. Operating systems are just the tip of the empire, as gaming consoles, MP3 players, search engines, mapping systems, 3D sensing and even energy management are all also in the cards. Wait, energy management? It's no April Fools--Hohm is a legitimate branch of Microsoft, and while few have really...

New PeeWee Power Laptop Designed With Kids In Mind

New PeeWee Power Laptop Designed With Kids In Mind

PCs built for kids aren't all that different from the netbooks and notebooks you and I carry around today. Take the latest PeeWee Power Laptop, for example. This 3.5 pound machine features an Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of memory, a 10.1 inch LCD screen, and a 6-cell battery. It runs on Windows XP, but also has PeeWee Patrol and PeeWee...

NVIDIA Showcases Ion's Capabilities In GPU-Intensive IE9 Tests

NVIDIA Showcases Ion's Capabilities In GPU-Intensive IE9 Tests

If you've managed to glance through any of our recent netbook reviews, you'd know that we're big fans of NVIDIA's Ion. This technology has enabled netbooks to handle multi-media in a way they never could using older integrated GPUs, and we honestly wish there were more options out there just like it. One area that often gets overlooked is...