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All News for February 2010

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: ASUS EAH5750 Formula Radeon HD 5750 Video Card Review @ PC Perspective ASUS EAH5770 CuCore (LostCircuits) ASUS EAH 5830 DirectCu @ techPowerUp AMD Radeon HD 5830 Graphics Card Review - 5870 Eyefinity Edition too! @ PC Perspective ATI Radeon HD 5830 1GB Video Card @ Tweaktown Sapphire HD 5830 Modern Warfare 2 Edition Review @ OCC iXBT...

A Keyboard Designed For Germaphobes

A Keyboard Designed For Germaphobes

Cold and flu season isn't over yet. For those of you who want to avoid germs at all costs, Cleankeys recently introduced a keyboard that can easily be cleaned from germs. Whereas a traditional keyboard has lots of nooks and crannies that can harbor all sorts of bacteria and germs, the Cleankeys keyboard eliminates all of these hiding spots....

Haleron Lowers The Tablet PC Price Bar With $199 iLet Mini HAL

Haleron Lowers The Tablet PC Price Bar With $199 iLet Mini HAL

We've said it before, and we'll keep right on saying it: the tablet is back in a big way, but the consumers have yet to have time to actually speak. In other words, only time will tell if people are ready to re-embrace the tablet PC, which was largely rejected years ago as being too bulky, too niche and too expensive. Honestly, this whole...

Samsung's 3D LED TV Glasses Don't Come Cheap

Samsung's 3D LED TV Glasses Don't Come Cheap

Although 3D TV is starting to catch on, it certainly doesn't come without a price. Currently, Amazon.com and a few other online resellers are selling Samsung 55-inch 3D LED HDTV television sets with a price tag of around $3,000. While the TVs have received a lot of hype and good previews, there is a hidden cost that you'll want to keep in...

Microsoft's Windows Mobile Becoming Windows Phone 6 Starter

Microsoft's Windows Mobile Becoming Windows Phone 6 Starter

It's really stunning how fast Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.5 rushed to the back of everyone's memory. It already feels like a pipe dream, and yet, it's still the latest mobile operating system available from the company. The fact is, many couldn't (and still can't) wait for Windows Mobile to be nothing more than history; over the past few...

iPhone Owners Stage Anti-AT&T Demonstration At Santa Clara U, Might Get Results

iPhone Owners Stage Anti-AT&T Demonstration At Santa Clara U, Might Get Results

The biggest thing that happened at Santa Clara University (from a national perspective) was that season opening win over the UNC-Chapel Hill basketball team that eventually went on to win a National Championship in NCAA Men's Basketball. The biggest thing to happen at Santa Clara University this decade is most likely this: a complaint that's...

GPS Jammers Present Many Dangers

GPS Jammers Present Many Dangers

For many of us, GPS devices make our lives easier. They help us find the best route to a meeting, a nearby Starbucks, or even help us avoid a nasty accident that is stopping traffic on the freeway. However, as GPS devices become more widely used, the potential for danger from a GPS jammer is becoming increasingly common. For instance, some...

Leaked: ASUS Eee PC 1018P, 1016P, & 1015P Netbooks

Leaked: ASUS Eee PC 1018P, 1016P, & 1015P Netbooks

ASUS' Eee PC line is about to get three new models. According to leaked details from blogeee, the three new models–the Eee PC 1018P, the Eee PC 1016P, and the Eee PC 1015P–all have 10-inch displays and likely run on Intel’s latest Pine Trail Atom processors. Although we aren't likely to see official details from ASUS until CeBIT 2010, a few...

Laptop Monitoring: It's Not Just In Pennsylvania

Laptop Monitoring: It's Not Just In Pennsylvania

One of the major news stories of the past week has focused on the Lower Merion school district in Philadelphia and the furor created when the school admitted it could remotely activate student webcams and observe them remotely. One clip from an episode of Frontline that aired in June 2009, however, proves that Lower Merion's Harriton High...

Skype Removes  WinMo Client Downloads From Site

Skype Removes WinMo Client Downloads From Site

For many consumers and even handset manufacturers, Windows Mobile has become an afterthought. Has it become the same for developers, as well? Skype, at least, seems to think so.Of course, Skype didn't really put it that way, but the implication in there. As of now, users can no longer download Skype Lite or Skype clients for Windows Mobile...

Exploring WD's Advanced Format HD Technology

Exploring WD's Advanced Format HD Technology

Western Digital recently began to ship a new series of Caviar hard drives that included the company's Advanced Format technology. The new Caviar Green models are nearly identical to their standard brethren, but offer double the cache (64MB instead of 32MB at 1-2TB) and have a different model number. A WD10EARS is an Advanced Format drive;...

"OS X" Mentions In Steam Files Give Hope For Mac Version

"OS X" Mentions In Steam Files Give Hope For Mac Version

Steam recently unveiled an "all new version" for PC users--all 25 million or so of them. And even though 25 million have access to a near-limitless amount of on-demand games, one growing sector has been completely shut out. Yes, we're talking about Mac users.Apple's OS X has been unsupported by Valve's Steam app forever; there has yet to be...

Microsoft Granted Permission To Kill Botnet Domains, Spam Galore

Microsoft Granted Permission To Kill Botnet Domains, Spam Galore

No one enjoys spam. In fact, it's probably one of the most universally hated things on the Internet. Spam senders probably don't even enjoy the spam that they're distributing, and it's safe to think that Microsoft loathes spam more than anyone else. Or at least that's the impression we get from the amount of fighting it went through to land...

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast - Feb. 26, 2010

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast - Feb. 26, 2010

We are back again this week to talk about some more HotHardware with our friends at TechVi, including a new, affordable CULV notebook from Sony, AMD's upcoming 8 and 12-core processors, the FBI's investigation of school officials spying on a student via webcam, and the just released ATI Radeon HD 5830 graphics card...  Show Notes:0:20...

Sharkoon Introduces Rush Waterproof Gaming Mousepad

Sharkoon Introduces Rush Waterproof Gaming Mousepad

We recently covered a waterproof keyboard, which is just fine by itself, but the real mess-maker needs a full complement of waterproof accessories. Wouldn't want that coffee spill to not injure your keyboard, but totally ruin your mousepad, right? Sharkoon, an off-the-wall accessory maker, has just introduced their newest mousing pad, and...

Samsung Shovels Skype into LED 7000 and 8000 Series HDTVs

Samsung Shovels Skype into LED 7000 and 8000 Series HDTVs

We're not sure this will help Samsung sell more TVs, but for what it's worth, Samsung this week announced that its new LED 7000 and 8000 series of 2010 HDTVs will come with embedded Skype software."Our consumers want their televisions to be a 'one-stop-shop' for entertainment and communication delivered with the highest quality," said Kevin...

Corsair Ships Nova And Reactor 2.5" SSD Lines

Corsair Ships Nova And Reactor 2.5" SSD Lines

Already, Corsair? For the second time this month, one of the most highly regarded storage and memory companies in existence has issued new solid state drives, and it's beginning to feel as if we're seeing more SSD introductions than HDD introductions. We know that solid state still has quite some ways to go before it catches up to the traditional...

Matias Introduces Keyboard For Smartphone Users

Matias Introduces Keyboard For Smartphone Users

Matias announced a keyboard that aims to change the way you use your smartphone. As you'll guess from its name, the new USB 2.0 Keyboard + Smartphone Stand features a stand that's built into the keyboard, making it easy for you to use your smartphone apps while at your desk. "This new setup is so convenient," said Edgar Matias, CEO of Matias....

MSI Releases Wind Box DE220 And Wind Box DC220

MSI Releases Wind Box DE220 And Wind Box DC220

MSI added two new energy-saving, low-noise, entertainment-oriented models to its Wind Box mini-PC series: the Wind Box DE220 and Wind Box DC220. Both mini-PCs use the latest Intel Pine Trail platform for low energy consumption. Thanks to MSI’s noise reduction technology, the positioning of the system components, the fan and the direction of...

An Online App Store For Your Bluetooth Headset

An Online App Store For Your Bluetooth Headset

We're accustomed to seeing various apps and app stores for mobile phones, but this is something new: Bluetrek recently launched an online app store for its Bluetrek Crescendo Bluetooth headset. The Talk2Me App Store lets users upload applications and works to enhance the usage experience of the headset. One of the applications available today...

Mobile And Internet TV On The Rise, But Cable Not Leaving Anytime Soon

Mobile And Internet TV On The Rise, But Cable Not Leaving Anytime Soon

If you've been led to believe that Mobile TV and Web-based programming aren't going anywhere fast, you've been lied to. If you've been led to believe that traditional TV viewing is rapidly declining, we'd also say that you're off in the wrong direction. A new report stemming from Horowitz Associates' annual Broadband Content and Services (BCS)...

Telava Broadband Bullet 3G Stick: Free To Use And Return, No Contract Required

Telava Broadband Bullet 3G Stick: Free To Use And Return, No Contract Required

Mobile broadband use is on the rise, and there's no denying that it will continue to grow in popularity as networks blossom and society encourages people to be continually available regardless of their location. The primary issue with getting mobile Internet from one of the major U.S. carriers is the 2-year agreement that's connected to most...

The Waterproof, Backlit Keyboard You've Always Wanted Is Finally Here

The Waterproof, Backlit Keyboard You've Always Wanted Is Finally Here

Now, this is interesting. Not the keyboard...well, yes, the keyboard as well, but we're primarily talking about the name of this company. Econo-Keys has just issued its newest keyboard, one that is said to be "waterproof." Maybe we're crazy, but wouldn't you only expect stripped-down keyboards from a company called Econo-Keys? The world is...

Boxee Beta Hacked Onto Apple TV

Boxee Beta Hacked Onto Apple TV

Apple TV and Boxee, together once again. And that's exactly how it should be. If you have followed the tragic saga between these two, you would know that it was once easy to hack the Apple TV and get Boxee's content portal on there, which made Apple's set-top box a lot more functional and provided easy access to a ton of Web-based programming....

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: ASUS MY-CINEMA PHC3-150 HD-Combo TV-Tuner Card Review @ Benchmark Reviews PowerColor Radeon HD 5970 LCS Review @ OCC HIS Radeon HD 5450 1GB GDDR3 Video Card @ TweaktownMotherboards and Chipsets: MSI P55-GD85 LGA 1156 Intel Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews ASUS P7P55D-E Pro (P55 Express) Motherboard @ Tweaktown Gigabyte's P55A-UD7...

Nintendo Releases New Information on Upcoming DSi XL Launch

Nintendo Releases New Information on Upcoming DSi XL Launch

Nintendo's next-generation, up-a-size DS model (the DSi XL) is set to launch in just over a month and the company lifted the lid today on what we can expect at launch. For those of you who aren't in the know, the upcoming DSi XL is a 'large' revision to the DSi's form factor. The unit's iconic twin displays offer 93 percent more viewing area,...

Computer Attacks Via Phishing, Malicious Links & Vulnerabilities Keep Rising

Computer Attacks Via Phishing, Malicious Links & Vulnerabilities Keep Rising

It seems, sometimes, that a new phishing scam crops up every day, no matter how much security is improved.That's not just your imagination.IBM today released its annual IBM X-Force 2009 Trend and Risk Report, which showed threats that include phishing and document format vulnerabilities, among others, are on the rise.The areas are of most...

Forget About Doom:  Quake 2, 3 Up And Running on Motorola Droid

Forget About Doom: Quake 2, 3 Up And Running on Motorola Droid

Once upon a time, back when cavemen ruled the Earth and I was in college, the "in" thing to do (if you were a nerd, anyway), was to port Doom to various Windows mobile phones, PDAs, G3/G4-era Macs, graphing calculators, and other assorted devices with limited functionality and horsepower. Now, some 13 years later, porting Doom has apparently...

Pentax Intros Optio W90 Digicam for Punishing (and Clumsy) Photographers

Pentax Intros Optio W90 Digicam for Punishing (and Clumsy) Photographers

If you can dish it, the Pentax Optio W90 digicam can probably take it. In fact, there's not much this rugged eleventh-gen Optio can't take, including water, shock, and extremely low temps.According to Pentax, you can submerge the W90 in up to 20 feet of water, making it a suitable option for snorkeling and pool parties alike. It's also shockproof...

MSI's 15-Phase R5870 Lightning Graphics Card is an Overclocker's Wet Dream

MSI's 15-Phase R5870 Lightning Graphics Card is an Overclocker's Wet Dream

Shopping for a high-end videocard? Then you've probably been scoping out ATI's Radeon HD 5870, the fastest single-GPU card on the planet. Adding to the hype (deserved, mind you), MSI has just announced its R5870 Lightening graphics card, the only HD 5870 "built to be perfect."Already a killer card, it's not like the HD 5870 needs a whole lot...

Project Offset: Amazing Game Engine, Uncertain Future

Project Offset: Amazing Game Engine, Uncertain Future

If you've never seen the work coming from the dev team behind Project Offset, the game engine Intel bought several years back, you really ought to take a look. While the game has been under development for over five years, Intel bought the firm two years ago and devoted a significant amount of energy towards positioning Project Offset as the...

ATI Radeon HD 5830 Review: Filling The Gap

ATI Radeon HD 5830 Review: Filling The Gap

Here we are, barely two weeks removed from the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 5570, and we find ourselves in the now familiar position of announcing yet another Radeon HD 5000 series card. With the breakneck pace (relatively speaking) of Radeon HD 5000 series releases over the past 5 or 6 months, it would be easy to dismiss today's launch of...

Yahoo Joins Tweeting Craze

Yahoo Joins Tweeting Craze

As part of its latest attempt to make its site more useful, Yahoo announced a partnership with Twitter. Although most of the new features won't be available until later this year, one of the upcoming features will allow anyone with a Twitter account to tweet and see the updates of people they're tracking while they are logged in to the Yahoo...

Sanho's HyperDrive Album Photo View Makes Pro Backups Easy

Sanho's HyperDrive Album Photo View Makes Pro Backups Easy

If you're a professional photographer, you probably can't afford to lose the images that currently reside on your Secure Digital or CompactFlash card. But backing things up on-the-fly can be incredibly difficult, not to mention time consuming. The answer? Aisde from buying a DSLR with dual memory card slots and capturing images to both at...

Toshiba Adds Touch-friendly Portégé M780 Tablet & Satellite Pro U500 Laptop

Toshiba Adds Touch-friendly Portégé M780 Tablet & Satellite Pro U500 Laptop

Toshiba announced the new Portégé M780 Tablet PC and Satellite Pro U500 laptop with multi-touch display. Both laptops target students, educators and business professionals with their touch capabilities. The laptops take advantage of the built-in touch capabilities of Windows 7 Professional, letting you scroll through Web pages and documents...

Lenovo Introduces Sleek And Powerful ThinkPad X201 Tablet PC

Lenovo Introduces Sleek And Powerful ThinkPad X201 Tablet PC

Lenovo was one of the biggest notebook players at CES, as they introduced a plethora of new machines from low-end to high-end. Obviously just having a handful of new machines on the horizon isn't enough for the company, as they have today introduced their "fastest ultraportable laptop" along with a powerful business-oriented Tablet PC.In total,...

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 40nm RAM Modules

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 40nm RAM Modules

"Samsung" and "Green Memory" have actually been uttered in the same phrase before, and with more and more focus being put on just how much energy our computer memory consumes, it makes sense to see the company following up on their 30nm technology with this: the industry's first volume 40nm-class Gigabit DDR3.In other words, mass production...

Microsoft Hits New Low (in Price), Releases Trio of Sub-$30 'BlueTrack' Mice

Microsoft Hits New Low (in Price), Releases Trio of Sub-$30 'BlueTrack' Mice

Sure, those of us into first person shooters would love to frag our friends with a Razer Mamba or Logitech G9x, but if your gaming diet consists of Peggle with a side of Bejeweled, then there's no sense in dropping a Benjamin (or more) on a rodent. Nor will a dedicated gaming mouse level up your Microsoft Office Ribbon Hero skills (yes folks,...

Apple Boots Swimsuit Store App; Insists Complaints Led To App Store "Racy App" Ban

Apple Boots Swimsuit Store App; Insists Complaints Led To App Store "Racy App" Ban

As you probably know, Apple is purging apps that are somewhat racy from the App Store, including those, according to a developer, that include women in bikinis. Yet the Sports Illustrated app is still in the App Store, and we smell favoritism.Phil Schiller, head of worldwide product marketing at Apple, pretty much confirmed that in statements...

LaCie Introduces Faster, Updated Professional NAS Drive Lineup

LaCie Introduces Faster, Updated Professional NAS Drive Lineup

One look, and you know it's a LaCie. The iconic storage brand has just introduced their newest lineup of desktop Network Storage solutions, aimed at small-to-medium sized business but perfect for the prosumer at home, too. These don't look any different from the outside than LaCie's prior NAS offerings, but it's what is inside that counts....

Valve Introduces "A Brand New Steam," Beta Available Now

Valve Introduces "A Brand New Steam," Beta Available Now

Some may argue that Steam has a monopoly on the digital distribution of PC games, and while it is obviously the most well-known outlet for acquiring new titles without getting a physical disc, we can't help but say that our experience with the program has been great. There are obviously a lot of others out there feeling the same way, as the...

CompactFlash Cards Could Hold Petabytes, Make Hard Drives Look Puny

CompactFlash Cards Could Hold Petabytes, Make Hard Drives Look Puny

Secure Digital has a great deal of mindshare these days, and far more notebooks ship with integrated SD card readers than CF card readers. But that's not to say that CompactFlash is losing steam. CF has always been more of a "professional" format, used almost exclusively on higher-end DSLR cameras and rarely ever on lower-end point and shoot...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB Toxic Edition Review @ Hardware Canucks MSI HD R5770 Hawk Review @ OCC EVGA GeForce GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX Edition against XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition @ XbitLabs Samsung 55in. LED HDTV Review - BCCHardware Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 TOXIC Video Card @ Tweaktown Gainward Radeon HD 5670 Review at ultimatehardware.netMotherboards...

Walmart Buys VUDU: The Next Big Player In Digital Distribution?

Walmart Buys VUDU: The Next Big Player In Digital Distribution?

VUDU has been around for years. They were actually one of the first movie-streaming companies to emerge in the last decade, but they never seemed to gather a huge amount of support. Netflix already had a ton of buzz surrounding them, so when they decided to add a streaming option to complement the by-mail service, many flocked to it. Amazon's...

Origin's New EON18 Gaming Laptop Offers Power & Speed

Origin's New EON18 Gaming Laptop Offers Power & Speed

Origin is a fairly new boutique system builder, but already the company is making some noise in the gaming community. The company's latest machine is the new EON18 custom gaming laptop. Featuring "the most powerful and fastest gaming technology in the world," the EON18 combines today's fastest processors and graphics solutions to give you...

MSI Announces New All-in-One PCs

MSI Announces New All-in-One PCs

MSI announced its lineup of all-in-one PCs that it will be showing off at CeBIT 2010. Included in the announcement are a large screen 3D all-in-one PC, high performance PCs utilizing Intel’s new Core i3/i5/i7 processors, eco-friendly all-in-ones for business users, and all-in-ones with premium sound technology. The new Wind Top All-in-One...

Belkin Gets You Ready For USB 3.0 With New Accessories

Belkin Gets You Ready For USB 3.0 With New Accessories

SuperSpeed USB is finally here, and while it's not going anywhere fast, it's also not exploding into the market place at a rapid pace. As with any brand new technology, it takes awhile for companies and consumers to let go of what's familiar and embrace something different, particularly when there are incompatibilities involved.USB 3.0 is...

AMD Now Shipping 8, 12-core Processors To Early Customers, OEMs

AMD Now Shipping 8, 12-core Processors To Early Customers, OEMs

In a blog post yesterday, AMD's director of product marketing John Fruehe announced that the company is now shipping its eight and 12-core "Magny-Cours" processors to OEMs and select manufacturers. Magny-Cours, you may recall, is AMD's next-generation server CPU and consists of two Istanbul cores side-by-side on the same package. Since AMD...

FBI Investigating High Schools Alleged Webcam Spying

FBI Investigating High Schools Alleged Webcam Spying

It's an acknowledged fact that modern technology, Google and the rise of social networking sites like Facebook have changed the rules when it comes to expectations of privacy. Most of the time, when we hear that these evolving expectations have tripped someone up, it's because an employee once considered a shoo-in for a job was disqualified...

SanDisk Ships 60GB And 120GB S3 Solid State Drives

SanDisk Ships 60GB And 120GB S3 Solid State Drives

Another day, another new device from SanDisk. Shortly after the storage behemoth introduced their 64GB Ultra SDXC memory card, here comes something for the notebook users. The S3 solid state drive is a suitable replacement for the notebook HDD that's dragging you down so much, and it's available in two sizes (60GB and 120GB).The flash-based...

Nvidia Eases Users into DIY Scene with GeForce PC Kit

Nvidia Eases Users into DIY Scene with GeForce PC Kit

As power users, we sometimes take for granted the process of putting together a new PC. For most of you reading this, rolling your own rig is old hat by now, but not everyone falls into this category. If we think back to our very first build, most of us would agree that the concept was a little daunting at first, at least until it came time...

Microsoft and Amazon.com Sign Patent Agreement

Microsoft and Amazon.com Sign Patent Agreement

Microsoft and Amazon.com Sign Patent Agreement Agreement covers a broad range of products and technology. REDMOND, Wash. - Feb. 22, 2010 - Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has signed a patent cross-license agreement with Amazon.com Inc. The agreement provides each company with access to the other’s patent portfolio and covers a broad...

AMD Changing the Game Education Initiative Expands Beyond United States

AMD Changing the Game Education Initiative Expands Beyond United States

AMD Changing the Game Education Initiative Expands Beyond United StatesAMD’s co-sponsorship of Malaysian Cybergames Festival to bring power of digital game development to hundreds of students in first international deployment SUNNYVALE, Calif. - 2/23/2010 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it is expanding its signature education initiative,...

Google Energy Becomes Real: Search Company Can Now Buy And Sell Power

Google Energy Becomes Real: Search Company Can Now Buy And Sell Power

Google has their hands in quite a few things. Internet, Web searches, e-mail, mobile operating systems, netbook operating systems, social networking, and the list goes on and on. But we definitely didn't see this one coming. Google has just announced that their have been given clearance to buy and sell energy. Yes, energy. As in, power that...

Casio Focuses On Style & Ease Of Use With New Compacts

Casio Focuses On Style & Ease Of Use With New Compacts

The PMA show is underway, and we're seeing plenty of announcements from all of the top camera manufacturers. Not to be left out, Casio showed up to the show with a few new models that are designed to balance technology with style. The new EX-S7 and the EX-Z35 compact digital cameras are part of the EXILIM line and feature a slim and stylish...

CellAntenna Selectively Blocks Prison Cell Waves, Doesn't Block Outside World

CellAntenna Selectively Blocks Prison Cell Waves, Doesn't Block Outside World

If you have a tendency to be afraid of "The Man," you just might get jumpy after hearing this. It's one of the most two-sided, polarizing issues we've seen to date in the technology world, and no, we're not talking about Apple vs. Microsoft. It's over the battle to remove cell phones from the hands of prison inmates; no matter how tight security...

Social Networking Sites Could Affect Insurance Premiums

Social Networking Sites Could Affect Insurance Premiums

According to price comparison service Confused.com, people who use social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook might have to pay a higher home insurance premium someday. Social networking services could alert criminals when users are not at home. Some social networking services even show the specific location of an individual. Darren...

NVIDIA Officially Declares GeForce GTX 480 / 470 Launch Date

NVIDIA Officially Declares GeForce GTX 480 / 470 Launch Date

We just saw a very interesting, very specific post go up on the official NVIDIA Facebook page. It appears the company's highly anticipated, initial line-up of GF100 based graphics cards will be launching on March 26, 2010. Here's exactly what NVIDIA had to say..."NVIDIA We want to apologize for the confusion around our most recent GF100 update....

SanDisk Announces $350 64GB Ultra SDXC Memory Card

SanDisk Announces $350 64GB Ultra SDXC Memory Card

SDXC is the next generation of the long-standing Secure Digital memory card format, which has become quite popular and pervasive over the past few years. SDXC was initially announced at CES 2009, and it has taken over a year for the first cards (from Panasonic) to ship to consumers. Now, SanDisk is marching in as the second memory company...

CBS Will Sell Some Shows On iTunes For 99 Cents

CBS Will Sell Some Shows On iTunes For 99 Cents

CBS is prepared to sell some of its shows through iTunes for 99 cents, though which shows and how many episodes of each is yet to be determined, according to reports.  The Financial Times quoted CBS CEO Les Moonves as confirming the price, though another CBS source said no deal was imminent.The move is a continuing progression of television...

Fermi Pre-order Page Fuels Speculation (and Comical 'User Reviews')

Fermi Pre-order Page Fuels Speculation (and Comical 'User Reviews')

The hottest hoax hopping around cyber space this morning is the supposed availability of the first Fermi graphics card in pre-order form. It's being 'offered' by obscure online vendor SabrePC.com, which has the XFX GTX 480 graphics card listed for $679.99, a veritable 'bargain' compared to its original price of $699.99.Word to the wise: Don't...

Sony VAIO Y Series Notebook Review

Sony VAIO Y Series Notebook Review

The CULV notebook market has been overloaded with options over the past few months, and this year's Consumer Electronics Show saw even more PC makers  jump in with an abundance of new offerings. Asus and Acer seemed to be at the forefront of the CULV revolution, which--for those who don't know--are machines that split the divide between...

Seagate Introduces 2TB 6Gb/s Enterprise Hard Drive

Seagate Introduces 2TB 6Gb/s Enterprise Hard Drive

Seagate has just introduced a new hard drive that hits not one, but two sweet spots: it's 2TB in size, and it supports the new 6Gb/s interface. It's also an Enterprise drive, which means that it's extremely reliable and useful for always-on or server-based applications. The industry's first 2TB 6Gb/s SAS Enterprise Drive is now shipping, with...

IDG's Jayson Blair Moment As Writer's Alter-Ego Exposed

IDG's Jayson Blair Moment As Writer's Alter-Ego Exposed

Devil Mountain Software has been featured in IDG articles before, as a firm that offers performance testing based on its Exo Performance Network (XPNet). Nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that one of IDG's writers, Randall Kennedy, is actually the CEO of Devil Mountain Software, although he made up an alter-ego to cover his tracks....

Smart Cars To Gain Advanced iPhone App, Other Cars To Follow?

Smart Cars To Gain Advanced iPhone App, Other Cars To Follow?

Smart cars are amongst the hottest out there. They're tiny, they're green and they get amazing gas mileage. They're hard to get of here in the United States, but if your order has come in, here's something to accessorize it. Daimler has announced that a new app for the iPhone will launch in Q2 2010, making the Smart Drive solution one of the...

General Imaging Reveals 2010 Digital Camera Lineup

General Imaging Reveals 2010 Digital Camera Lineup

You knew that Samsung, Sony, FujiFilm, Canon and Nikon made cameras, but did you know that the same company that makes kitchen appliances and medical systems does as well? General Imaging, which is the exclusive licensee of GE digital cameras, has just debuted a slew of new compact cameras at the PMA 2010 camera expo in California, and all...

Samsung Introduces Robust Camera Lineup At PMA 2010

Samsung Introduces Robust Camera Lineup At PMA 2010

Need more camera news? PMA has it. Samsung has remained a steady and solid competitor in the point and shoot market, and while they have thus far stayed an arm's length away from the highly competitive DSLR market, some of these new cameras could very well replace a low-end DSLR for someone who doesn't need the option of swapping out lenses....

AT&T Lands LG's Arena Smartphone: HSPA And Mobile TV Capable

AT&T Lands LG's Arena Smartphone: HSPA And Mobile TV Capable

Mobile World Congress 2010 just wrapped up over in Spain, but with smartphones making such an impact these days, we don't expect the news flow surrounding them to subside anytime soon. One phone that wasn't talked about in Barcelona was LG's Arena, but it's definitely making itself known here in the U.S. It's one of the few new phones on AT&T's...

Broken By Design: Ubisoft's New DRM Scheme, Their Worst Misstep Yet

Broken By Design: Ubisoft's New DRM Scheme, Their Worst Misstep Yet

Ubisoft is one of the largest video game publishing companies in the world, but when it comes to DRM (Digital Rights Management), the corporate executives at the helm have the collective intelligence of a ham sandwich. In years' past, the publisher was criticized for its use of StarForce copy protection, the PC port of Assassin's Creed tried...

Sony Introduces Concept Alpha DSLR And Micro Four Thirds Competitor

Sony Introduces Concept Alpha DSLR And Micro Four Thirds Competitor

A few years ago, many were shocked that Sony was attempting to tread on the grounds that were so well dominated by the likes of Nikon, Canon, FujiFilm and Olympus. The alpha DSLR series has proven to be a worthy competitor to those other brands, and Sony has continually pushed to improve it year after year. At this year's PMA (a major photography...

Rumored: iPad Pre-Orders Coming Soon

Rumored: iPad Pre-Orders Coming Soon

Apple hasn't announced an exact date for iPad availability. Rather, their website still just says "late March" for wi-fi only iPads. There's also no date listed for pre-orders, but that may be about to change, as well.AppAdvice says an anonymous source "familiar with the matter," told them that Apple will begin taking pre-orders of the iPad...

New Celebrity Cruise Ships To Offer Hipster Haven Called iLounge

New Celebrity Cruise Ships To Offer Hipster Haven Called iLounge

When the Celebrity Eclipse launches in April, it will be the first in Celebrity Cruise Line's fleet to offer the all new Celebrity iLounge. Designed to offer the feel of a hip, modern lounge, the space will provide easy access to the Internet as well as classes and new products. The iLounge is comprised of three main areas and includes 26...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: ATI Radeon HD 5670 Shootout - Mainstream Battle Royale @ HardwareZone ATI Catalyst 10.2 Windows 7 Driver Analysis @ Tweaktown GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 OC Video Card @ Tweaktown Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic @ Techgage.com Sapphire HD 5450 512 MB GDDR3 @ techPowerUp Top Budget to Mid-Range Graphics Cards @ TechspotMotherboards...

HP Introduces Five Low-End Point-And-Shoot Cameras, Three Camcorders

HP Introduces Five Low-End Point-And-Shoot Cameras, Three Camcorders

America's largest camera shown starts this week, and HP will be on-hand in order to showcase their latest additions to the photography world. In order to take on the likes of Canon and Nikon in the point and shoot sector, HP has launched five new handheld cameras and three camcorders, with the former being priced between $99 and $199. These...

Microsoft To Begin "Browser Ballot" Rollout In Europe Next Week

Microsoft To Begin "Browser Ballot" Rollout In Europe Next Week

A ground-breaking event is about to occur in Europe, and it's probably not something that most will expect. It's not some sort of UFO landing or global climate pattern; instead, it's a move by Microsoft that could very well change the browser world forever. Awhile back, the European Commission found it unlawful for Microsoft to sell their...

Microsoft & Yahoo Deal Gets One Step Closer

Microsoft & Yahoo Deal Gets One Step Closer

As you will recall, Microsoft and Yahoo announced an agreement back in July to team up in hopes of improving their competitive position against Google. Now that the deal has been unconditionally cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission, the partnership is one step closer to reality. Under the terms of the agreement,...

Toshiba Ups The Ante With 600GB 2.5" Self-Encrypting Hard Drive

Toshiba Ups The Ante With 600GB 2.5" Self-Encrypting Hard Drive

Solid State Drives may be the next big thing, but hard drives aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Not until everyone wins the lottery, anyway. Toshiba has this week introduced their newest 2.5" drive, a 600GB unit that marks the company's first SAS self-encrypting enterprise drive. For starters, 600GB is a lot of space for a 2.5" form factor...

Sony Kills Next-Gen 11" Display; Manufacturers Hedge on OLED TVs

Sony Kills Next-Gen 11" Display; Manufacturers Hedge on OLED TVs

If one were to make a list of 21st-century technologies that deserve to be credited as the hardware equivalent of Duke Nukem Forever, OLED displays might just might sweep the competition. Display manufacturers have been talking about OLED televisions and monitors as "a couple years away" for at least the last half-decade. The recession of...

Survey Says The Internet Will Make You Smarter

Survey Says The Internet Will Make You Smarter

According to the online survey of Web users and experts, more than three-quarters believe the Internet will make people smarter in the next 10 years. Additionally, most respondents thought the Internet would improve reading and writing skills by 2020. The survey was conducted by the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University in North...

Should Microsoft Charge For Windows Phone 7 Series?

Should Microsoft Charge For Windows Phone 7 Series?

Microsoft showed off its new mobile platform called Windows Phone 7 Series earlier this week. While the new mobile OS promises big changes in comparison to previous generations of Windows Mobile, one thing remains the same: Microsoft still intends to charge manufacturers to license the software. Whether or not this is a wise decision will...

Verizon FiOS Users Now Using Smartphones To Control TV Experience

Verizon FiOS Users Now Using Smartphones To Control TV Experience

Up until today, most every major home automation or A/V control application for phones was reserved for the iPhone. It felt like every major developer was only coding apps for controlling equipment for Apple's App Store, and so it's a breath of fresh air to see something like this. Verizon's FiOS service, which just became one of only two...

Comcast Launches A Storage Cloud

Comcast Launches A Storage Cloud

Comcast Corp. is launching a cloud."Secure Backup & Share" is the cable/Internet/entertainment giant's latest service.It's for customers of Comcast's high-speed Internet service, who will be able to "retrieve and share their personal digital media from any Web-enabled or wireless device." I.e., it's a big ol' cloud.Some might find it creepy...

Sprint's First 4G Smartphone Coming In Summer 2010

Sprint's First 4G Smartphone Coming In Summer 2010

Sprint has been talking up the fact that they have "America's first and only 4G network" on their commercials for awhile now. It has actually been somewhat confusing; you see a Pre ad, then Sprint talks about 4G, yet the Pre cannot support WiMAX nor LTE signals. At any rate, Sprint actually is involved in America's only (at the moment) 4G...

XFX Attacks Graphics Market with Exclusive Alien vs Predator Bundle

XFX Attacks Graphics Market with Exclusive Alien vs Predator Bundle

Unless you're willing to wait for Fermi, investing in a DirectX 11 foundation means hopping on the AMD/ATI bandwagon, which as it turns out isn't such a bad ride. And once you do, there are already a handful of DX11 titles to choose from, including Aliens vs Predator, Dirt 2 and the well acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum. We won't get into the...

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast - Feb. 19, 2010

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast - Feb. 19, 2010

We are back this week to talk about some serious HotHardware with our friends at TechVi, including some new notebooks and netbooks from Lenovo and Acer, Intel and Nokia joining forces to create a new mobile platform, and a high-end, solid state drive from Micron that burned through our benchmarks... Show Notes: 0:30 - Lenovo ThinkPad Edge...

PUMA Phone Brings The Cat (And A Solar Charger) To The Smartphone World

PUMA Phone Brings The Cat (And A Solar Charger) To The Smartphone World

High up on the list of companies we never expected to make a cell phone is PUMA. Yes, that PUMA. The PUMA that you see on the bodies of athletes competing at the highest level in sports, and the PUMA that may be on something within your very closet right now. The clothing outfit has realized that the smartphone market is exploding, and if...

Active Media Products Launches Aviator-2 External USB 3.0 SSD

Active Media Products Launches Aviator-2 External USB 3.0 SSD

Active Media Products has been a slow but steady force in the solid state storage market, and while it has been months on end since the company has publicly introduced a new drive, they're making a big splash with this one.As USB 3.0 takes off in popularity, Active Media Products is making sure they're at the very front of the push. Today,...

HBO Go Is The Pay-Model Hulu Has Been Searching For

HBO Go Is The Pay-Model Hulu Has Been Searching For

We've heard for quite some time that Hulu was considering pay-for-content subscription models, which is quite different from how things are today. Currently, users are able to watch anything on Hulu (which includes a vast majority of today's most popular television shows) for free so long as they watch advertisements. It certainly generates...

Corsair Unleashes Second Generation Flash Padlock Secure USB Flash Drive

Corsair Unleashes Second Generation Flash Padlock Secure USB Flash Drive

Corsair announced the new Flash Padlock 2 secure USB flash drive. As the second generation of the Corsair Flash Padlock drive, the new Flash Padlock 2 uses two security technologies to help protect your data. First, the drive employs a user-definable PIN. In order to unlock the drive and access data on it, you must enter the correct PIN using...

Beceem & Motorola To Combine WiMAX & LTE In A Single Chip

Beceem & Motorola To Combine WiMAX & LTE In A Single Chip

When it comes to 4G technologies, there are two competing standards: WiMAX and LTE. While LTE has potential to be more prevalent long-term once Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile all deploy the technology, Sprint and Clearwire's WiMAX offering has a head start since it's already available. Thanks to a new chip that's being developed...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: ASUS EAH5670 1GB @ PureOverclock Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic 1GB video card review @ Elite Bastards Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic OC Edition Review @ OCC HIS Radeon HD 5670 IceQ+ 1GB Video Card @ Tweaktown Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic @ Neoseeker Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5850 Toxic Video Card Review @ Rage3D.com AMD Getting Serious...

OCZ Lets Loose Speedy Vertex Limited Edition (LE) SSD

OCZ Lets Loose Speedy Vertex Limited Edition (LE) SSD

Is there any other company more active in the solid state drive space than OCZ? Probably not, and to keep the momentum going, OCZ today announced the newest member to its SSD lineup, the Vertex Limited Edition (LE).The Vertex name should look familiar by now to anyone who's been following the SSD scene, so what makes the Limited Edition different...

AT&T Finally Gets Android: Motorola BACKFLIP Coming March 7

AT&T Finally Gets Android: Motorola BACKFLIP Coming March 7

Are you ready for this, AT&T users? And by "this," we mean "the carrier's first-ever Android phone." As Mobile World Congress winds down in Spain, AT&T has just announced some sort of backup plan for when they will (possibly) lose exclusivity on Apple's iPhone. We're halfway kidding, but having a Google-based phone on the network certainly...

AMD Releases New Catalyst Drivers; Reveals Upcoming Features of Catalyst 10.3

AMD Releases New Catalyst Drivers; Reveals Upcoming Features of Catalyst 10.3

Generally speaking, driver updates are rather staid affairs whether you prefer yours red or green. It's been years since the release of a driver series that could be expected to boost performance more than 10-15 percent or so in nearly any game.  The benefits of a driver upgrade tend to be more specifically focused on adding new features...

Kingston Ships 256GB DataTraveler 310 USB Flash Drive To U.S.

Kingston Ships 256GB DataTraveler 310 USB Flash Drive To U.S.

Kingston's DataTraveler 300 offered customers 256GB of flash storage on a single pen drive, but it was never officially offered in the United States. Today, Kingston is finally satisfying the capacity dreams of Americans with the introduction of the DataTraveler 310. What's wild is that 256GB is large even when you're talking SSDs; to see...

Micron RealSSD C300 SATA III SSD Review

Micron RealSSD C300 SATA III SSD Review

Initially, only a couple of companies laid the foundation for storage processors when solid state drives first arrived, now we have a broad range of options to choose from. Intel, Samsung, JMicron, Indilinx, and Sandforce, all make SSD controllers, just to name a few. Today we're going to show you yet another new SSD based on a new controller...

Sony Intros Rugged Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 and DSC-H55 Cameras

Sony Intros Rugged Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 and DSC-H55 Cameras

America's biggest camera show, PMA, is about to get going in Anaheim in just a few days, and it seems that Sony is looking to jump the proverbial gun a little bit with the introduction of the DSC-TX5 and DSC-H55. Both models are point and shoot cameras, and both offer improved speed and an "intelligent sweep panorama" mode. The TX5 is deemed...

Gefen's New Adapter Line Makes Apple-To-Monitor Connections Easy

Gefen's New Adapter Line Makes Apple-To-Monitor Connections Easy

Gefen has a knack for delivering some pretty high-end, niche adapters in the audio/video world, and if you can dream up a conversion scenario, they can probably hook you up with an adapter to handle it. That also means that most of their wares are priced too high for the average consumer, but the company's latest lineup really hits home in...

RIM Shows Off WebKit Browser For BlackBerry

RIM Shows Off WebKit Browser For BlackBerry

RIM's BlackBerry line of smartphones has been popular among business users for years, but if there's one complaint many users have it's that the Web browser is lagging in functionality in comparison to the full-fledged browsers available on other smartphones such as the iPhone. Now, we're beginning to see hope that a new browser for the BlackBerry...

Verizon Wireless & Skype Team Up For Wireless Mobile Solution

Verizon Wireless & Skype Team Up For Wireless Mobile Solution

A free Skype application is coming in late March that will allow Verizon Wireless customers with select phones and plans to make free calls via Skype. Under a deal announced at Mobile World Congress, users with one of nine compatible Verizon Wireless phones and a voice and data plan will be able to call or instant-message other Skype users...

Corsair launches Obsidian Series 700D High-Performance Chassis

Corsair launches Obsidian Series 700D High-Performance Chassis

Corsair launches Obsidian Series 700D High-Performance ChassisNew chassis builds on success of the award-winning Obsidian Series 800D FREMONT, California, February 17, 2010 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the Obsidian Series 700D High-Performance computer chassis, based...

BLOCKBUSTER On Demand Coming To HTC HD2

BLOCKBUSTER On Demand Coming To HTC HD2

This spring, T-Mobile customers with the new HTC HD2 will be able to enjoy full-length movies from Blockbuster On Demand on their handsets. As the exclusive movie download experience that will be embedded on the upcoming HTC HD2 smartphone, Blockbuster On Demand will enable users to buy or rent movies digitally and download them to their smartphone...

StarCraft II Private Beta Begins

StarCraft II Private Beta Begins

The game is on. Blizzard has begun private beta-testing of StarCraft II. Koreans are rejoicing right now (for those unaware, Korea is still ga-ga over StarCraft).StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's 1998 hit game StarCraft, arguably one of the greatest games of all-time. Gamers worldwide (but not here) are...

Netbooks: Won't Replace Laptops, But Will Make 'Em Cheaper

Netbooks: Won't Replace Laptops, But Will Make 'Em Cheaper

While netbooks have become more popular and helped set new pricing standards for portable computers, they're unlikely to replace laptops anytime soon, according to a new survey.  The study was done by PriceGrabber.com, a division of Experian, which is perhaps best known for its credit reporting arm.One of the key findings was that even...

Sleek OpenTablet 7 Enters The Booming Tablet PC Market

Sleek OpenTablet 7 Enters The Booming Tablet PC Market

Guess what? Tablet PCs are hotter than ever, and while the market never really took off when it tried years ago, this thing just might be different. Things are slimmer, faster and more power efficient, and more companies are looking to get into the game. We're still curious to see exactly how these will fit into a world that is already populated...

HTC Refines Nexus One With Introduction Of Desire Smartphone

HTC Refines Nexus One With Introduction Of Desire Smartphone

Google's Nexus One made waves in the smartphone industry. Big waves. Everyone knew that the phone was constructed by HTC but labeled by Google, and now it looks like HTC has revealed their own version of the Nexus One: the Desire.Launched at Mobile World Congress, this ultra-sleek smartphone is basically a modified Nexus One, complete with...

Schmidt: 60K Android Devices Shipped Daily

Schmidt: 60K Android Devices Shipped Daily

Google CEO Eric Schmidt, speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where all the big mucky-mucks of cellular (sans Apple) are, has given his keynote. One of the key tidbits of information he gave out: Google and OEMs are shipping 60,000 Android devices a day.It's unclear if "shipping" equates to "selling," but if you extrapolate...

HighPoint Technologies Brings SATA 6Gb/sec To Legacy Systems Via PCIe Card

HighPoint Technologies Brings SATA 6Gb/sec To Legacy Systems Via PCIe Card

Outside of solid state technology, the newest SATA interface is probably the biggest thing to happen to the storage industry in the past few years. We're talking about SATA 6Gb/sec, which doubles up the SATA 3Gb/sec interface that most hard drives and systems are tailored to work with today. This obviously speeds up transfers, and since it...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire Radeon HD5870 Video Card Review @ Ninjalane ATI Catalyst 10.2 and 10.3 feature preview - CrossFireX profiles and more @ Elite Bastards A Look at ATI's Catalyst 10.2 & 10.3 Drivers @ Techgage.com AMD Catalyst 10.2 and 10.3 Preview @ PC Perspective ATI CATALYST 10.2 & 10.3 Driver Preview - Application Profiles @...

MSI Brings Four New Classic Series Notebooks Starting At $530

MSI Brings Four New Classic Series Notebooks Starting At $530

Hot on the heels of our Wind U135 review, here comes a new shipment of MSI notebooks for those looking for something a bit more powerful (and a bit larger). A total of three 15.6" and one 16" notebooks are now shipping in the United States, with a starting price tag of $529.99.All four of these fit into MSI's "Classic" line of machines, with...

IBM Acquires Intelliden Inc

IBM Acquires Intelliden Inc

IBM Acquires Intelliden Inc. ARMONK, N.Y., - 16 Feb 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has acquired Intelliden Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network automation software that enables organizations such as telecommunications companies to configure, manage and scale their networks. Intelliden, a privately held company, is based...

Thecus Introduces 1U4600 Rackmount NAS Server

Thecus Introduces 1U4600 Rackmount NAS Server

Thecus Introduces 1U4600 Rackmount NAS ServerA powerful yet versatile enterprise-class rackmount storage device 02/16/2010 – Two short years ago, Thecus Technology shook up the world of enterprise storage with the release of the 1U4500 – a rackmount storage server which utilized SATA technology. Today, Thecus is pleased to announce a follow...

iBooks To Have FairPlay DRM: Report

iBooks To Have FairPlay DRM: Report

In what should surprise few, Apple will sell e-books in its iBook store wrapped in its FairPlay digital rights management (DRM, copy protection) technology, according to unnamed sources speaking to the L.A. Times. Consumers may recall that Apple phased out DRM for music in the iTunes store last year, but still has DRM warpping around other...

Acer Brings Android 2.1 To Liquid E Smartphone

Acer Brings Android 2.1 To Liquid E Smartphone

Acer's a growing force in the booming smartphone market, and while it doesn't yet have a huge footprint in the United States, cranking out phones like this can't hurt. Just a few months after the Liquid A1 was announced, the Liquid e is being introduced in order to keep up with the rapid pace of technological innovation. Where the A1 used...

G-Point Mouse Combines Web Browsing and Slightly Twisted Sex Ed

G-Point Mouse Combines Web Browsing and Slightly Twisted Sex Ed

There's no doubt about it—we live in a world of strange mice. In just the last 12 months we've seen a bizarre array of pointing devices including several 15-button+ mice (both for work and play), hemispherical mice, and Apple's Magic Mouse. Even among such storied company, however, the conceptual G-Point mouse stands out, turns heads, and...

1.2GHz Dual-Core ARM CPU Now Certified For Blazing Through Android

1.2GHz Dual-Core ARM CPU Now Certified For Blazing Through Android

Just a year or two ago, processor speed was the least of one's worry when shopping for a new smartphone. So long as it could make calls, send/receive texts and check your e-mail every so often, it was plenty powerful. Now, phones are capable of so much more thanks to advanced operating systems like Android and iPhone OS (not to mention webOS,...

RAW Shooting Comes To Smartphone Cameras Thanks To OmniVision Chip

RAW Shooting Comes To Smartphone Cameras Thanks To OmniVision Chip

Cameras have become an integral part of cellphones, and smartphones in particular simply have to have a good camera in order to look legitimate in the face of mounting competition. Just a few years ago, consumers were satisfied if their phone had any sort of camera; today, they want the camera to be of good quality. After all, no one wants...

Lenovo Explains First ThinkPad Tablet On Video, Promises New Products

Lenovo Explains First ThinkPad Tablet On Video, Promises New Products

You have to hand it to 'em--Lenovo knows how to market their products. With the tablet/slate PC revolution upon us, many companies are taking the opportunity to dive headfirst in. We aren't sure if Lenovo has yet another tablet planned (though the smartbook that was unveiled at CES hasn't received enough credit, in our opinion), but a new...

Motorola Expands Android Portfolio With QUENCH

Motorola Expands Android Portfolio With QUENCH

Motorola announced its eighth Android-powered device today. Called the Motorola QUENCH, this new smartphone features a touch-screen design with navigational features such as pinch and zoom and a touch pad. The QUENCH also comes with Adobe Flash Lite and a 3.1-inch high-resolution display. In the U.S., the QUENCH will be known as the CLIQ XT....

ARM, GlobalFoundries Detail Next-Generation 28nm Partnership

ARM, GlobalFoundries Detail Next-Generation 28nm Partnership

When AMD renegotiated its x86 licensing deal with Intel last year, one of the most significant long-term changes was a marked reduction in how much of GlobalFoundries AMD had to own in order to remain within the terms of its manufacturing license. As a result of this change, AMD announced last month that it intended to significantly accelerate...

SanDisk Expands Mobile Storage With 64GB iNAND Embedded Flash Drives

SanDisk Expands Mobile Storage With 64GB iNAND Embedded Flash Drives

As users of today's mobile phones and other portable devices demand increased storage capacities, SanDisk is striving to meet those needs with its new SanDisk iNAND Embedded Flash Drives (EFD). The SanDisk iNAND EFDs provide up to 64GB of capacity in a single device and can be used for boot, system code, and mass storage functions. SanDisk...

Sony Ericsson Brings Slide-Out QWERTY Keypad To Vivaz Pro Smartphone

Sony Ericsson Brings Slide-Out QWERTY Keypad To Vivaz Pro Smartphone

Sony Ericsson just unveiled their Vivaz phone a few weeks ago, and already the device's successor (or partner, at least) is being released at Mobile World Congress. The Vivaz pro follows the X10 mini and X10 mini pro in being a standard upgrade to an existing handset, with the main addition to the Vivaz pro being a real QWERTY keypad. The...

Intel And Nokia Smash Moblin And Maemo, Develop MeeGo Mobile Operating System

Intel And Nokia Smash Moblin And Maemo, Develop MeeGo Mobile Operating System

Moblin and Maemo, Maemo and Moblin. Now, you two turn and face one another, shake hands, and start living together. It sounds like an odd relationship, but if there were ever forced marriages in operating systems, this would be one of the most talked about. Two companies that have historically been rivals, at least in the software department,...

Acer Announces Aspire One 532g, With NVIDIA Optimus Tech and Next-Gen NVIDIA Ion

Acer Announces Aspire One 532g, With NVIDIA Optimus Tech and Next-Gen NVIDIA Ion

Showing how mobility, cell phones, and netbooks overlap, Acer has just announced the Acer Aspire One 532G netbook at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  The 532G is the first netbook with dedicated next-generation NVIDIA ION 2 graphics acceleration.  The machine also is enabled with NVIDIA's recently announced Optimus technology...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: PowerColor PCS+ 5670 512MB @ PureOverclock HIS HD 5670 IceQ 512MB Video Card Review at Overclockers Online HIS Radeon HD 5450 1GB Graphics Card Video Review @ eTeknix.com PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 1GB PCS+ OC Video Card @ Tweaktown Sapphire Radeon HD5450 Video Card Review @ Ninjalane ATI Radeon HD5450 & 5570 HTPC Addendum: Deinterlacing...

MSI Wind U135 Netbook Review

MSI Wind U135 Netbook Review

We have been fans of MSI's Wind series of netbooks. They have consistently rivaled Asus' Eee PC range and HP's Mini line, and the competition has been good for the industry. MSI's Wind line has remained relatively consistent over the years, with the design staying mostly the same, but the internals progressively getting more advanced with...

Samsung Demonstrates World's First LTE Netbook

Samsung Demonstrates World's First LTE Netbook

It's funny how our world has changed in the past couple of years. For the longest while, new technologies came to mainstream, full-size notebooks first. For those willing to pay the premium, they also had to pick up a larger machine. Now, with netbooks being as huge as they are, newer technologies are hitting those small machines first. Who...

Windows Phone 7 Series Springs To Life, Windows Mobile Now History

Windows Phone 7 Series Springs To Life, Windows Mobile Now History

Microsoft has been taking a beating over the past couple of years in the mobile market, with operating systems such as webOS, iPhone OS and Android really stealing the thunder that was once owned by Windows Mobile. Even Windows Mobile 6.5.3 was way behind those other next generation systems in many ways, and Microsoft knew it. The software...

Sony Ericsson Announces XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro

Sony Ericsson Announces XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro

Mobile World Congress has opened up in Spain, and the cellphone/smartphone news is overflowing. It's pretty much the CES for mobile phones, and Sony Ericsson is on-hand to deliver two of their newest devices. Following up on the nicely styled XPERIA X10, the company has issued the XPERIA X10 mini and XPERIA X10 mini pro, both of which are...

Researchers Find Way For Clothes To Power Gadgets: Ready To Exercise?

Researchers Find Way For Clothes To Power Gadgets: Ready To Exercise?

There's no denying that we live in a world full of amazing technology, but most of that stays far, far away from the washing machine. But what if your gadgets were safe for washing, and what if your gadgets were on your clothes? Or what if they were your clothes? Those are the questions being asked and answered at the University of California,...

Asus Goes Multi-Touch With 10.1" Eee PC T101MT Netbook/Tablet

Asus Goes Multi-Touch With 10.1" Eee PC T101MT Netbook/Tablet

Touchscreen computing still has a long ways to go before it's popular in the mainstream, but if anyone can help, it's Asus. This company basically started the netbook craze that's still going on now, and they have just announced their latest in the famous Eee PC, which just so happens to feature a multi-touch panel that swivels around and...

Microsoft Pulls Troublesome WinXP Patch, Continues Investigation

Microsoft Pulls Troublesome WinXP Patch, Continues Investigation

Microsoft seems to have quite the issue on their hands. Just a few days after the company began to receive complaints that a company-issued patch was causing seemingly random freezes and reboots on select Windows XP systems, there has been yet another update from the company to inform us all that malware may be to blame. Or maybe not. But...

Microsoft Shows Off Bing Maps With Augmented Reality

Microsoft Shows Off Bing Maps With Augmented Reality

Mapping and routing are two technologies that have become huge over the past few years, and they're only getting bigger. As more and more of the world becomes digitized for mobile consumption, companies are looking for more ways to interact with roads, geography, directions and reality of the live world itself. Google has already shown its...

Survey Finds That SMS Breakups Are On The Rise: Sry, Its Ovr!

Survey Finds That SMS Breakups Are On The Rise: Sry, Its Ovr!

We would take these figures with a certain grain of salt, but based on our own experiences with texting and the societal changes that have followed, we actually tend to find the numbers quite believable. MocoSpace is a social network that strives based not on web views, but mobile views. Thus, most anyone involved in MocoSpace is a heavy mobile...

Samsung Introduces Bada-Based Wave Smartphone With Bluetooth 3.0

Samsung Introduces Bada-Based Wave Smartphone With Bluetooth 3.0

With Windows Mobile, webOS, Android, BlackBerry OS and iPhone OS dominating the smartphone scene, you might think that yet another mobile platform would just be overkill. But not if you're Samsung. The company has unveiled its first major Bada-based phone (the Wave) at Mobile World Congress in Spain, and aside from bringing a new face to the...

Arizona School Bus Gains Wi-Fi, Students Amazingly Do More Work

Arizona School Bus Gains Wi-Fi, Students Amazingly Do More Work

"Kids these days" has never had a deeper meaning. Back in our day, rolling along on the school bus was a painful experience. The only chance we had to break from the misery was to bust out a textbook and start studying (not gonna happen), or if we were lucky, we'd get a driver nice enough to allow us to use our Walkman while riding.These days,...

iTunes Nears 10 Billion Music Downloads And Prize To Downloader

iTunes Nears 10 Billion Music Downloads And Prize To Downloader

The 10 billionth iTunes download is fast approaching, and Apple's offering up a $10,000 iTunes gift card prize to one lucky winner. That winner will either be the downloader of the 10 billionth song, or the person who submits the first non-purchase online entry form immediately following the download of the 9,999,999,999th song.Based on those...

Toshiba Develops 1TB SSD That Fits On A Postage Stamp

Toshiba Develops 1TB SSD That Fits On A Postage Stamp

SSDs are still overpriced for most average consumers, but the companies responsible for making them are constantly searching for ways to make them larger (in terms of capacity), smaller (in terms of form factor) and cheaper (in terms of real dollars). Toshiba has their own line of solid state drives right now, but just as the company has innovated...

Compaq Airlife 100: Part Netbook, Part Smartbook

Compaq Airlife 100: Part Netbook, Part Smartbook

Compaq. Remember that name? Believe it or not, the brand is still around, and the HP subordinate has just revealed one of the most eye-catching machines to be announced this year. The Airlife 100 is a really unique computer. The 10.1" screen may lead you to believe that this is just another netbook, but the specification lists says otherwise.In...

Windows Announces WGA 2.0: Now With Periodic Updates

Windows Announces WGA 2.0: Now With Periodic Updates

If Microsoft maintains a list of its least-popular ideas, initiatives, and software programs, Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) has to be near the top. Initially marketed as a voluntary tool when it launched in September of 2004, Microsoft announced just six months later that any user who wanted to access non-critical security updates for their...

Experience Catastrophic Hard Drive Failure Without Catastrophe

Experience Catastrophic Hard Drive Failure Without Catastrophe

If you've ever wondered what caused massive hard drive failure or what a pretty much destroyed hard drive looked like, there's an app for you.Drive Savers has created the DriveSaver app for the iPhone, calling it the "first online hard disk drive simulator," which it is, in all likelihood. The app is free. Of course, Drive Savers isn't being...

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 8

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 8

We're back to talk about some HotHardware with our friends over at TechVi, including a new player in the SSD market, affordable GPUs from ATI, NVIDIA Optimus technology that allows users to switch between integrated and discrete graphics on the fly and more.   Show Notes: 0:24 — OCZ Vertex 2 Pro3:46 — ATI Radeon HD 55703:26 — ATI...

Marvell Introduces New Mobile Platform For $99 Smartphone Creation

Marvell Introduces New Mobile Platform For $99 Smartphone Creation

Today's smartphone market is hotter and more competitive than ever before, and for the first time in history, chip makers are coming to the forefront of innovation. They've always been important, but finally consumers are starting to recognize the technology that makes their phone tick, and these days, makes it play videos, games, and all...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire Radeon HD5570 1GB DDR3 Single & Crossfire Review @ Hardware Canucks Legion Hardware - (ATI Radeon HD 5570) ECS Geforce GT 240 Review @ OCC Gigabyte HD 5670 OC @ Neoseeker ATI Radeon 5570 Graphics Card Review @ OverclockersHQ Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5570 Videocard Review @ Tweaknews Powercolor HD 5870 PCS+ @ techPowerUp Gigabyte...

Lenovo Announces New AMD-Powered Ideapad Notebooks, Desktops

Lenovo Announces New AMD-Powered Ideapad Notebooks, Desktops

When we covered AMD's earnings and plans for 2010 a few weeks back, we noted that AMD CEO Dirk Meyer was bullishly predicting continued growth for AMD in desktop, mobile, and server, even as Intel ramps up pressure in all three segments. AMD's mobile offerings have become more competitive over the past few months thanks to the introduction...

Afer Nine Years, IE6 Finally, Nearly, Almost, Just About Dead

Afer Nine Years, IE6 Finally, Nearly, Almost, Just About Dead

Internet Explorer 6 may have taken its own sweet time to die given that the browser's security flaws are the stuff of legend, but it appears that the 'Net as a whole is finally ready to move on. While IE6 still accounts for up to 20 percent of the browser market according to some metrics, its share drops dramatically once Chinese users are...

Intel Prepares to Demo Netbook Apps At Mobile World Congress

Intel Prepares to Demo Netbook Apps At Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress runs from February 15-18 this year, and Intel has announced it plans to display several applications specifically developed for netbooks and mobile devices. Intel first announced its plans to debut an App Store for Atom, aka AppUp at CES in January. The company's plans have drawn inevitable comparisons to Apple's...

Garmin-Asus Intros Nuvifone A50 Smartphone With Android OS

Garmin-Asus Intros Nuvifone A50 Smartphone With Android OS

Garmin-Asus already announced one major smartphone for the Mobile World Congress expo next week in Spain, but Windows Mobile 6.5.3 may not excite the masses. In order to fire up some interest from the other crowd, the company is also introducing another new nuvifone in the A50.The A50 differs slightly in design, but the biggest change is under...

News Of Palm Production Shutdown Causes Unnecessary Panic

News Of Palm Production Shutdown Causes Unnecessary Panic

Despite its new smartphone platform, webOS, Palm isn't out of the financial woods yet.  And if you read the OTR Global report today that said that Palm was halting its production lines for its webOS products, you might have sold off all your Palm stock. Thing is, it's all about a holiday, not bad news from Palm.Many global firms are experiencing...

iKey Creates War-Ready Keyboard That Straps On Your Arm

iKey Creates War-Ready Keyboard That Straps On Your Arm

If you're old enough to remember the Nintendo NES Power Glove, you'll definitely get a kick out of this. iKey Designs has just introduced a customized, wearable keyboard for SpecOps Systems, and it's probably one of the most interested input peripherals that we've seen in the past few years. SpecOps has a pretty awesome mission in life: to...

Microsoft Patches 17-Year-Old Bug, But Fix May Crash Systems

Microsoft Patches 17-Year-Old Bug, But Fix May Crash Systems

A few weeks back, Microsoft confirmed the existence of a 17-year-old bug in all 32-bit versions of Windows that could, under certain circumstances, be used to gain control of a system. The flaw's usefulness was limited, since anyone with administrative access to a system probably doesn't need a hack to gain control of it, but Redmond issued...

LaCie Announces Rugged eSATA Drive: Speed On The Go

LaCie Announces Rugged eSATA Drive: Speed On The Go

If you've been getting used using USB 2.0, and you have no intentions of ever upgrading, LaCie may have the thing to sway you against your better wishes. The storage company has today introduced an expansion to their "Rugged" family, as the Rugged eSATA slips in to provide users faster transfer rates than they're used to while also freeing...

Digital Storm Announces Extreme Black | OPS Gaming PC Lineup

Digital Storm Announces Extreme Black | OPS Gaming PC Lineup

We've personally experienced the potency of Digital Storm gaming rigs, and it looks like the company is now ready to really up the ante when it comes to power and performance. Digital Storm may not as huge a name in the industry as Alienware, but it certainly offers up the best of the best for those who are willing to pay.The new Black|OPS...

iBuyPower And Asetek Team Up For Exclusive Cooling Solution On Level 10 Chassis

iBuyPower And Asetek Team Up For Exclusive Cooling Solution On Level 10 Chassis

The Level 10 case has almost taken on a life of its own. Just mention "Level 10" within PC enthusiast circles, and most of the will likely know exactly what you're talking about. It's easily one of the most innovative PC enclosures that we've seen in years, and while it's certainly expensive, those in the position to buy one and showcase it...

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Review

Lenovo had one of the largest showings from any single PC manufacturer at CES this year, and while sifting through the company's new lineup of machines can be a daunting task for the average consumer, it was pretty clear from the outset that the ThinkPad Edge would be one of Lenovo's standout products of 2010. In many ways, it's a departure...

Cheap TV Shows Rumored For iTunes--Could Apple Do To Video What They Did For Audio?

Cheap TV Shows Rumored For iTunes--Could Apple Do To Video What They Did For Audio?

Apple did it once. Can they do it again? Back in 2003, iTunes launched into the world in a big way, and what happened next would change the record industry and the music landscape forever. Before iTunes, people still flocked to stores to buy CDs, and any sort of online portal for accessing music was either illegal or hard to navigate. Steve...

Garmin-Asus Announces Stunning Windows Mobile M10 Smartphone

Garmin-Asus Announces Stunning Windows Mobile M10 Smartphone

Mobile World Congress is a major cellphone trade show, and given the pervasiveness in smartphones these days, it's ramping up to be quite the extravaganza. The show begins next week, but many companies are already pushing out details on a number of their standout products. Garmin-Asus is a newcomer to the smartphone realm; to date, it only...

FCC Chief Clarifies Position Ahead of Broadband Plan Unveiling

FCC Chief Clarifies Position Ahead of Broadband Plan Unveiling

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski has been much in the news over the past six months. As we've covered in the past, Genachowski has aggressively stumped for a national broadband policy, traveled the country, and under his direction the FCC has solicited comments from corporations and citizens alike....

Mushkin Announces Two New Intel-Compatible Redline DDR3 Kits

Mushkin Announces Two New Intel-Compatible Redline DDR3 Kits

Lately, most of the new RAM announcements that we have seen have been from industry stalwarts like OCZ, Kingston or Crucial. Mushkin has remained mostly quiet on the memory front over the past few months, but the company is apparently looking to get serious about its position with new Redline DDR3 kits.Two new bundles are being announced today,...

Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 Lasts Three Years On One Set Of Batteries

Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 Lasts Three Years On One Set Of Batteries

Logitech has been on a real roll of late when it comes to peripherals. The company has been pushing out some of the more unique offerings lately, and this product is no different. The Wireless Desktop MK710 is going directly up against some of Microsoft's own keyboard/mouse bundles, with this one claiming to be the "first keyboard-and-mouse...

Micron To Acquire Numonyx For $1.27 Billion, Re-Enter NOR Memory Market

Micron To Acquire Numonyx For $1.27 Billion, Re-Enter NOR Memory Market

NOR doesn't receive nearly the attention that NAND does in the memory world, but it's just as important for companies in the industry. In many ways, the two technologies are similar, but two main differences set them apart: first, the connections of the individual memory cells are different, and secondly, the interface provided for reading...

Company Announces SDHC Adapter For iPhone

Company Announces SDHC Adapter For iPhone

One of the touted features of iPhone OS 3.0 was the ability to interface with external hardware, and one company has used that to fill a gap in the iPhone's feature set. The company, zoomMediaPlus, has announced zoomIt, an adapter that allows iPhones to read SD cards (and with adapters, mini and micro SD cards).zoomMedia is taking pre-orders...

USB Security Software Supported On Macs Now, Too

USB Security Software Supported On Macs Now, Too

The best thing about USB drives is their portability. The worst thing can be the lack of security for your data on there.EncryptStick comes either pre-loaded on a USB flash drive or as software you can download onto the drive yourself and the new Version 4.1 has dual support for Macintosh and Windows operating systems.It's touted as a digital...

Seagate Savvio 10.4K Hard Drive Provides Enterprise-Level Service On 2.5" Form Factor

Seagate Savvio 10.4K Hard Drive Provides Enterprise-Level Service On 2.5" Form Factor

There are a few things you have to do right in the storage world to stay on top: speed, capacity, price and reliability. Seagate is hoping to master all four with their newest drive, which is said to be the "world’s highest-capacity and most reliable 2.5-inch enterprise-class drive."The Savvio 10.4K hard drive just started shipping out, and...

Panasonic Adds Ruggedized Atom-Powered Tablet To Toughbook Line

Panasonic Adds Ruggedized Atom-Powered Tablet To Toughbook Line

For almost 15 years, Panasonic's Toughbook series of laptops has been the gold standard for anyone who needed a notebook capable of surviving being dropped, kicked, flung, run over, or struck by a small tactical nuke. The company no longer owns the ruggedized laptop field—newcomers Dell and HP have fielded their own designs—but Panasonic insists...

Spare Parts Point to Larger iPhone

Spare Parts Point to Larger iPhone

The iPhone repair site iResQ has purported received fourth-generation iPhone parts. Not too much information can be gleaned from the parts, assuming they are the real deal, except that the iPhone is now 1/4 in longer.iResQ also noted there is a reflective surface above the speaker, which they theorize is for the proximity sensor.Some have...

Google Announces It Will Test 1Gb Home Fiber Network

Google Announces It Will Test 1Gb Home Fiber Network

Broadband speeds in the United States have long lagged behind other industrialized nations; the average download speed across the US was 5.1 megabits (mbps) in August of last year. While that's a 45 percent increase over the average download speed in 2007 it's just 25 percent of South Korea (20.4mbps), less than half the speed of Sweden (12.8mbps)...

Kingston Introduces Second-Generation SSDNow V Series Drives

Kingston Introduces Second-Generation SSDNow V Series Drives

Kingston's SSDNow V Series has been very successful for the company, and it was widely praised by reviewers when it originally launched. You know what companies do when they strike gold? They try to strike it once again. The storage mainstay is today launching their second-generation SSDNow V Series of solid state drives, which are geared...

Opera Mini Aims For Deployment On Apple's iPhone: Competition For Safari?

Opera Mini Aims For Deployment On Apple's iPhone: Competition For Safari?

At first glance, we suspected this was some sort of joke. But no, this is real. Very real. Opera, which is a smaller, up-and-coming browser company, has just announced their full intention to introduce Opera Mini for...the iPhone. Yeah, the iPhone. The phone that Apple has total and absolute control over, and it plans on submitting it to the...

IBM Launches OCtal-Core POWER7; Releases Benchmark Results

IBM Launches OCtal-Core POWER7; Releases Benchmark Results

The x86 architecture has increasingly dominated the server market over the past decade but there's still a market for mainframe, big-iron servers. At present, Intel has challenged old guards Sun and IBM with a mixture of Nehalem-based Xeons and Itanium processors with the octal-core Nehalem-EX waiting in the wings. IBM isn't waiting for Nehalem-EX...

Wisair Intros UWB-Based Wireless System To Give MacBook Pro Users A Desktop Experience

Wisair Intros UWB-Based Wireless System To Give MacBook Pro Users A Desktop Experience

Wisair is still fighting the good fight, doing their best to extend the reach of single-chip based UWB products in a world that is already enamored by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It's tough for up-and-coming wireless protocols to gain traction when so many standards are already seen as "mainstays," but getting some attention in the OS X space certainly...

MobileNavigator iPhone GPS App Gets Facebook/Twitter Integration, 3D Maps

MobileNavigator iPhone GPS App Gets Facebook/Twitter Integration, 3D Maps

When you think iPhone GPS, you probably think TomTom. That's likely because Apple themselves endorsed TomTom's app and cradle, but that one isn't widely viewed as the most superior option. Navigon is a lesser known navigation company, but the outfit's MobileNavigator app is easily one of the nicer choices when looking to route from your iPhone.Unlike...

Netgear Adds Integrated 3G Connectivity To MBRN3300 Router

Netgear Adds Integrated 3G Connectivity To MBRN3300 Router

Netgear has been in the router business for years now, but connectivity is changing. It's not just Wi-Fi that we need access to anymore--it's 3G as well. The company's newest broadband router makes sure to integrate that very functionality, with the MBRN3300 featuring an internal 3G modem as well as the typical features you'd expect in a Wi-Fi...

InFocus Brings 1080p To All With SP8602 Home Cinema Projector

InFocus Brings 1080p To All With SP8602 Home Cinema Projector

InFocus has been a major player in the projection industry for years now, and the company's latest unit appeals directly to home cinema buffs in need of a new 1080p shooter that can put their Blu-ray films up against a 100+ inch wall. The new SP8602 isn't one of those pocketable pico projectors; this is a real-deal projector that would be...

AMD Details Upcoming 32nm Fusion Processor, Codenamed "Llano"

AMD Details Upcoming 32nm Fusion Processor, Codenamed "Llano"

AMD revealed more information on its first Fusion-class product at ISSCC this week. The new chip will combine both a CPU and GPU on a single package, but don't use either nickname—AMD is  calling the new chip an "APU" or Application Processor Unit as part of its bid to shift product focus from the core components in a system to the tasks...

Windows 7 Not To Blame For Battery Replacement Notifications

Windows 7 Not To Blame For Battery Replacement Notifications

If you upgraded your old notebook to Windows 7, you may have seen a new message surrounding the battery life meter that never appeared in Vista or XP. Many users began to think that Win7 was incorrectly reporting that their battery needed replacing, and the noise got so loud that Microsoft had no choice but to investigate on their end.The...

Google Launches Buzz: Social Networking Gets Smart, Gains Location Awareness

Google Launches Buzz: Social Networking Gets Smart, Gains Location Awareness

Google has been an innovator for years now. They fundamentally changed the way we searched for items on the Internet, and for many, they have changed how one perceives email. Gmail and Google (search engine) are both best-in-class tools, and the Android operating system is seriously challenging iPhone OS and webOS. Needless to say, the world...

Appeals Court Reverses Decision; Allows Class-Action Lawsuit Against Dell

Appeals Court Reverses Decision; Allows Class-Action Lawsuit Against Dell

The Ninth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals has filed its decision in the case of Olmstead v. Dell and reversed a decision by the lower court to dismiss the original case. The issue in question was whether or not Dell's Terms and Conditions of Sale (available here) could legally force the company's customers to settle disputes through...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: EVGA Geforce GTX275 CO-OP PhysX Edition Video Card Review @ Benchmark Reviews ASUS ENGT240 Review @ OCCMotherboards and Chipsets: The Budget P55 - Jetway Kuroshio BI-700 @ HardwareZone Jetway NC63-330-LF Mini-ITX Motherboard Video Review @ eTeknix.com Foxconn Inferno Katana P55 Motherboard Review @ NinjalaneProcessors: Intel Core i5...

NVIDIA Optimus Mobile Graphics Technology Preview

NVIDIA Optimus Mobile Graphics Technology Preview

Ideally, switchable graphics would be seamless. Launch an application that doesn't require significant graphics resources, and chipset graphics gets used. Fire up a game and the discrete GPU kicks in. Up to this point, a scenario like this simply wasn't available without a hard switch over and possible reboot but NVIDIA aims to change that...

BenQ Announces 12 New V Series LCD Monitors: Sleek And Sexy

BenQ Announces 12 New V Series LCD Monitors: Sleek And Sexy

BenQ has certainly made an impact in the LCD industry, and while it has been some time since we viewed a unique new entrant from the company, along comes this to really change things up. The company has seemingly been hoarding up its monitors in preparation for a single major release, as they have just introduced a dozen new V Series models...

Google Working On Real-Time Language Translation Phone

Google Working On Real-Time Language Translation Phone

Google has a history of removing language barriers, but the company hasn't yet made its web-based translation service especially easy to access or use from a mobile device. We knew that Toshiba was actually working on a translation phone, but now the same company responsible for Android and the Nexus One is apparently doing the same thing....

ATI Radeon HD 5570: Affordable DX11 GPU

ATI Radeon HD 5570: Affordable DX11 GPU

"This is like déjà vu all over again." That quote from the ever-so-quotable former New York Yankee Yogi Berra is particularly suitable for today's launch of the ATI Radeon HD 5570. Just last week, we brought you our coverage of the Radeon HD 5450 launch and wrote a bit about AMD's aggressive release schedule with regard to their DirectX 11-class...

Canon Introduces EOS Digital Rebel T2i DSLR And Four New PowerShots

Canon Introduces EOS Digital Rebel T2i DSLR And Four New PowerShots

PMA, which is America's largest camera show, is scheduled to start this month in California, and it's safe to say that a handful of new Canons will be there. Today, the camera outfit introduced its newest consumer-level DSLR, the Digital Rebel T2i. The DSLR has features that have been previously unavailable at these price points, including...

Intel Launches Itanium 9300 CPU For "Mission-Critical" Applications

Intel Launches Itanium 9300 CPU For "Mission-Critical" Applications

It's easy to forget just how huge of a company Intel is when focusing solely on the consumer aspect of things, but today's announcement definitely helps to put things in perspective. Intel's chips are in everything from set-top boxes to netbooks to notebooks to hardcore gaming rigs. And they're even in some pretty classified systems within...

Micron And Nanya Partner For 42nm DRAM Process Technology

Micron And Nanya Partner For 42nm DRAM Process Technology

Before long, you'll need a microscope to see the DIMM you're trying to install in your new gaming rig. Sure, we're exaggerating somewhat, but process technologies continue to shrink at a record rate. Micron has been making news lately with their advancements in NAND technology, and now the company has partnered with Nanya in order to unveil...

iPad Interest Drops After Announcement: Survey

iPad Interest Drops After Announcement: Survey

Retrevo, a website that calls itself the "ultimate electronics marketplace," has done surveys on iPad interest both before and after the nascent device's announcement. It seems less people were interested in buying one after the announcement than before, to the tune of double, in fact.Prior to the announcement, the number if respondents saying...

500GB Of Storage For Movies And MJ's Swan Song

500GB Of Storage For Movies And MJ's Swan Song

Michael Jackson fans in Europe who find their online film collections are taking up a bit too much space on their hard drives are in luck.Samsung Electronics Co. announced today that the new Samsung S2 Portable, a transportable external hard drive, will come pre-loaded with Jackson's swan song, the movie "Michael Jackson's This Is It."The...

Boxee And Hulu Trade Blows In Congressional Hearing

Boxee And Hulu Trade Blows In Congressional Hearing

The relationship between Boxee and Hulu has been strained ever since early 2009, when Hulu suddenly and unexpectedly removed its content from being available to Boxee users. If you're not aware, Boxee is merely a software overlay that acts as a portal to web content; it essentially opens content from web sites the same way a typical web browser...

Walton Chaintech SSD Converter Makes Two CF Cards Act As Your Hard Drive

Walton Chaintech SSD Converter Makes Two CF Cards Act As Your Hard Drive

Here's one thing we can all agree on: SSDs are awesome, and far superior to HDDs in almost every scenario imaginable. Here's another we can agree on: SSDs are still priced far too high for most to give them a second glance. For years now, solid state storage has been breaking benchmarks left and right, but SSDs are still considered a niche...

Sony Interested In Entering Tablet PC Space, Taking On Apple

Sony Interested In Entering Tablet PC Space, Taking On Apple

It was only a matter of time. We knew as early as CES 2010 that slate/tablet PCs were back on track for a second wind after dying out years ago, but it seems that an unlikely contender has boosted everyone else into overdrive. Apple's iPad is the first real tablet to launch this market into the next gear, and with companies like NVIDIA, Asus...

Google's Super Bowl Ad Leaks Early: A Story Of Love & Search

Google's Super Bowl Ad Leaks Early: A Story Of Love & Search

We can't exactly say that hell has frozen over here, as Google has actually went against its unofficial no-ad policy at least once before. But then again, that whole ordeal was something entirely different than this. We've known that the search engine giant (and now operating system contender) has been looking into the TV ad business for some...

The Death Of The Battery Is Upon Us: Plastic Supercapacitor Could Recharge Gizmos

The Death Of The Battery Is Upon Us: Plastic Supercapacitor Could Recharge Gizmos

Battery life has been a huge issue around these parts. Particularly when it comes to notebooks, it always feels like manufacturers are giving us rough life estimates that are nowhere near accurate when compared to real-world figures. From R/C cars to notebooks to cars, there's no question that batteries are necessary in the world of technology,...

Shocker: Consumers Hate Waiting For Slow Web Sites

Shocker: Consumers Hate Waiting For Slow Web Sites

Well, wouldn't you know it? Consumers hate, hate, hate waiting for web pages to load, and they have no sympathy whatsoever if the site is being hammered during a "peak time." That's the conclusion drawn by a soon-to-be-published survey by Gomez, which found that while consumers were more than willing to wait in long checkout lines in retail...

Thermaltake Launches Next Generation Toughpower XT PSU Series

Thermaltake Launches Next Generation Toughpower XT PSU Series

Thermaltake Launches Next Generation Toughpower XT PSU SeriesFerocious Till The End With Enhanced Wattage Thermaltake Technology, leading DIY computer components and power supply brand, today announced a new edition of the award-winning “Toughpower XT” line of high-end PC power supply units. The New Toughpower XT with 25 watts more than other...

Open-PC: The Atom-Powered Nettop For Linux Lovers

Open-PC: The Atom-Powered Nettop For Linux Lovers

Windows has long dominated the desktop and notebook scene; even today, the Microsoft-built operating system holds over 90% of the market share for PCs globally. Nearly 9 out of every 10 computers in the entire world run on some form of Windows, which means that there isn't too much space left for the "other guys" to fight it out.Apple currently...

Buffalo Goes Tiny With Dual-Drive LinkStation Mini NAS

Buffalo Goes Tiny With Dual-Drive LinkStation Mini NAS

Buffalo may not hold the same level of household recognition compared to a LaCie, Seagate or Western Digital, but in the NAS world, it's a trusted name. Network Attached Storage solutions have been this company's wheelhouse for years now, and for those looking to get started in a simple way with a reliable face in the industry, there's hardly...

Corsair Announces Two New SSD Lines

Corsair Announces Two New SSD Lines

The words Nova and Reactor may evoke certain images, such as a powerful explosion in space, or a containment unit melting down toward China. Seriously, however, they do convey power, and that's what Corsair probably had in mind with their new series (two of them!) of solid-state drives (SSDs).The new lines of SSDs are called Nova and Reactor,...

Could Siri's Personal Assistant Really Help Users?

Could Siri's Personal Assistant Really Help Users?

A startup named Siri has released what it calls its Siri Assistant app to the App Store. The app purports to help users with menial tasks, and do it all via voice recognition.While available only on the ubiquitous iPhone right now, the company intends to release versions for Android and BlackBerry, as well. The app will allow you to search...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X @ techPowerUp ATI Radeon HD5450 HTPC Video Card @ Techgage HIS Radeon HD 5750 Videocard Review @ Tweaknews ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB DDR3 Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews ATI Radeon HD5450 Video Card Review @ Rage3D.com Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 512MB GDDR3 Video Card @ Tweaktown ATI Radeon HD5450 HTPC Video Card...

AT&T Caves And Allows 3G Streaming For Sling Player Mobile App

AT&T Caves And Allows 3G Streaming For Sling Player Mobile App

We have been saying that AT&T could be in big trouble, particularly with its biggest competitor (Verizon Wireless, don't you know?) getting every major smartphone platform on its airwaves save for the iPhone. And even still, the iPhone could be painting itself Red before too long. It seems that the pressure could be getting to "America's...

IBM Scientists Demonstrate World's Fastest Graphene Transistor

IBM Scientists Demonstrate World's Fastest Graphene Transistor

Made in IBM Labs: IBM Scientists Demonstrate World's Fastest Graphene Transistor Holds Promise for Improving Performance of Transistors YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - 05 Feb 2010: In a just-published paper in the magazine Science, IBM (NYSE: IBM) researchers demonstrated a radio-frequency graphene transistor with the highest cut-off frequency achieved...

VIA Launches Pico-ITXe Platform for Fleet Management Devices

VIA Launches Pico-ITXe Platform for Fleet Management Devices

VIA Launches Pico-ITXe Platform for Fleet Management DevicesVIA EPIA-P710-D Pico-ITXe module creates the ultimate platform for next-generation fleet management designs Taipei, Taiwan, 4 February 2010 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced its latest technology platform for fleet...

The iPad Ecosystem: Economics, Elitism, And Advertising

The iPad Ecosystem: Economics, Elitism, And Advertising

A number of iPad-related stories broke over the last couple days; we've rounded up some of the larger topics into a single news post. First up, graphic designer Paul Threatt took exception to some of Apple's iPad advertisements, several of which purported to show the device running Flash without a hitch. In the screenshot below, the iPad is...

Broadcom To Integrate Bluetooth 3.0 + HS Into Mobile/Notebook Chips

Broadcom To Integrate Bluetooth 3.0 + HS Into Mobile/Notebook Chips

SuperSpeed USB seems to be the hot transfer protocol these days, mostly because the coming out parties at IDF and CES went over really well. Tons of companies are voicing their support for the next-generation USB solution, and it should only be a few more months before we see a number of machine shipping with USB 3.0. But a protocol that many...

S1Digital Intros Media Center-Integrated 100-Disc Blu-ray Changer

S1Digital Intros Media Center-Integrated 100-Disc Blu-ray Changer

There are media center PCs, and there are Blu-ray players. Rarely do the two every intersect in any meaningful way, but S1Digital has managed to create the first Blu-ray Disc Changer that is actually fully integrated with Media Center.The device itself (titled the S1Digital Blu-ray Disc Changer) is a real beast; it holds one hundred Blu-ray...

Intel Core vPro Processor Family and PCs Announced

Intel Core vPro Processor Family and PCs Announced

Business PCs Arrive with New Intel Core vPro Processor Family Intel Also Unveils Other Products and Services for Businesses of All Sizes NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Business PCs based on 2010 Intel Core vPro processors with Intel Turbo Boost meet growing office performance demands, include enhanced security, management features.  2010 Intel Core...

Dell Announces Latitude 13 And Updated Dell Precision M6500

Dell Announces Latitude 13 And Updated Dell Precision M6500

If you just discovered Dell today, you would hardly know that it was infamous for selling those "plain beige boxes" and "thick, clunky notebooks" just a few years ago. These days, high fashion and good styling is integrated throughout the company's lineup, and the Latitude 13 is proof of that.The Latitude range has traditionally been for corporate...

Ricoh Gives CX3 Point And Shoot A Touch Of Low Light Magic

Ricoh Gives CX3 Point And Shoot A Touch Of Low Light Magic

Ricoh generally only drops by to introduce a few new camera bodies each year, so whenever they do, we can't help but stop and pay attention. The newest point and shoot from the company is not only a real looker, but one that could be a promising performer. The CX3 is the latest unit in the growing CX lineup, and while it's small in stature,...

MSI Introduces 15.6" CX620 And CR620 Notebooks

MSI Introduces 15.6" CX620 And CR620 Notebooks

MSI has definitely been on a roll of late, and the stream is continuing today with two new models. The 15.6" CX620 and CR620 both ship with Intel's newest Core processors, and both include ATI's Radeon HD5470 GPU. MSI is also tossing in a chiclet keyboard, a seamless touchpad, and a LED backlit display.We're also digging the design here; it's...

JooJoo Tablet Not Shaken By Legal Threats, Should Ship This Month

JooJoo Tablet Not Shaken By Legal Threats, Should Ship This Month

The Apple iPad may have been the first major tablet announced with a near-term ship date in 2010, but good luck convincing the guys and girls that created the JooJoo that Steve Jobs had the idea first. Just a few months ago, Fusion Garage came forward with a tablet PC that was groundbreaking in terms of design and promised power. It was previously...

Google Adds Multi-Touch To Nexus One Android Phone, More To Come?

Google Adds Multi-Touch To Nexus One Android Phone, More To Come?

Take a step back and inhale. Nexus One owners have just become the first group of Android users to get a taste of native multi-touch here in the United States, and it has definitely been a long time coming. Android has proven itself as one of the most capable mobile operating systems on the market, but the lack of multi-touch really hindered...

ATI Radeon HD 5450: DX11 On The Cheap

ATI Radeon HD 5450: DX11 On The Cheap

Over the course of the past four months or so, AMD has been on a tear, releasing a slew of new DirectX 11-class GPUs at price points ranging from approximately $600 all the way on down to about $100. All the while, AMD was also up front about the release schedule for many upcoming, future products. If you remember back to some of our previous...

Intel Details Upcoming Mobile and Six-Core Processors

Intel Details Upcoming Mobile and Six-Core Processors

With the International Solid-State Circuits Conference less than a week away, Intel has released additional details on its hexa-core desktop, next generation mobile and dual-core Westmere processors. Much of the dual-core data was revealed last month when the CPU manufacturer launched Clarkdale (our review is here if you want additional...

Woz Dishes On Prius Problems

Woz Dishes On Prius Problems

The Prius is not listed among the models that Toyota recently recalled (and temporarily stopped selling) for sticking accelerator pedals, but according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, it has its own acceleration problem. At the same time, on Wednesday, reports of Prius brake problems on that same model year emerged.Steve Wozniak was speaking...

iPhone Sales Up, But Market Share Down: Report

iPhone Sales Up, But Market Share Down: Report

Apple is very proud of its achievements, and in Q4 of 2009, the iPhone achieved something it hadn't done since Q4 of 2008. The device lost market share.The iPhone's share of the worldwide app phone (nee smartphone) sales market slipped to 16.6 percent, down from 18.1 percent in Q3 of 2009. It's not that the device wasn't selling a lot; according...

Gateway Unveils New Line-Up of Gaming and Multimedia Systems

Gateway Unveils New Line-Up of Gaming and Multimedia Systems

Gateway just took the wraps off a new line-up of gaming systems and multimedia-ready desktop systems.  The offering ranges from their FX gaming-targeted models, to the DX mini-tower, SX (small form factor), and ZX all-in-one series systems.  All models ship with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, which is a nice touch and will come in...

Motorola DEVOUR Brings MOTOBLUR Android Skin To Verizon

Motorola DEVOUR Brings MOTOBLUR Android Skin To Verizon

AT&T could be in a world of trouble. Just a year ago, the carrier was going around bragging about just how many smartphones were being used on their network compared to the competition, but in reality, that was just a ploy to brag about the iPhone being available on their network alone. Things are different today, and the cards are being...

CBS Brings 3D Ads To NY's Grand Central Station

CBS Brings 3D Ads To NY's Grand Central Station

You heard it here first: 2010 is the year of the tablet, and the year that 3D went overboard. Most of the world hasn't even decided if they want to view content in 3D, and already companies are making extreme efforts to bring more and more of it into the public view. CBS has just introduced its first-ever high-definition 3D projection display...

Sony Ericcson Goes Business With WinMo 6.5.3 Aspen Smartphone

Sony Ericcson Goes Business With WinMo 6.5.3 Aspen Smartphone

It's hard to guess how much traction Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart lineup will gather, but we have to admit that the newest member is a real looker. Atypical for Sony Ericcson, the Aspen is a business phone. Not a fashion phone. Not a clamshell phone. Not an Android phone.It's apparently aimed for the corporate folks who have avoided the BlackBerry...

Acer Introduces 23.6" GD235HZ 3D 1080p LCD Monitor

Acer Introduces 23.6" GD235HZ 3D 1080p LCD Monitor

3D is here to stay, like it or not. Well, it's here to stay for awhile anyway, depending on whether or not consumer demand sticks around to support it. Films like Avatar have proven that there is at least some demand for 3D in cinemas, but the at-home 3D market is still a huge question mark. Evidently Acer doesn't mind the risks, as the company...

Thermaltake Wants To Be Your Valentine

Thermaltake Wants To Be Your Valentine

"Be Our Valentine" Sweepstakes Throughout the years, tech heads like us often treat ourselves with latest gadgets or electronics. But, during this Valentine's Day, we thought it might be a good idea for you to treat your special someone to something unique. Whether it's your parent, spouse or even tech hungry teenager, they will love a brand...

Southwest Finalizes In-Flight Wi-Fi Plans For Q2 2010

Southwest Finalizes In-Flight Wi-Fi Plans For Q2 2010

In-flight Wi-Fi has been around for a few years now, but only in limited circumstances. Just a few airlines have bought in, and even then, in-flight Wi-Fi is only available on select routes. It's definitely a fledgling technology, and we can certainly see it expanding rapidly in the coming years and more and more passengers make clear that...

OCZ Vertex 2 Pro, Sandforce Powered SSD Preview

OCZ Vertex 2 Pro, Sandforce Powered SSD Preview

What's this? Yet another SSD product from OCZ Technology? It's not like the company doesn't already have a staggeringly large selection of solid state drives of both the MLC and SLC varieties, with various controllers under the hood and even a RAID-driven, PCI Express based line-up. You wouldn't want another SSD from OCZ to choose from, with...

Samsung Introduces 2TB EcoGreen F3EG Hard Drive

Samsung Introduces 2TB EcoGreen F3EG Hard Drive

The 2TB desktop hard drive sector just got another player. Samsung has introduced its newest performance drive today, taking it 500GB further than the 1.5TB F2EG that was announced in March. This new 2TB drive (F3EG) still maintains the EcoGreen label, with this model being capable of storing up to 880 hours of DVD video or 500,000 or more...

QNAP Introduces TS-239 Pro II And TS-439 Pro II NAS Drives

QNAP Introduces TS-239 Pro II And TS-439 Pro II NAS Drives

One thing is for sure: a QNAP drive looks like a QNAP drive. Much like LaCie, QNAP hasn't changed its motif for years now, and the latest two NAS drives definitely look exactly like the company's previous two NAS drives. Believe it or not, the duo we're talking about here today are both brand new, with 2 and 4 drive models boasting Intel's...

Wikileaks Shuts Down Temporarily (?)

Wikileaks Shuts Down Temporarily (?)

Wikileaks, which has been shuttered by litigation previously, now finds it self shut down by that all too familiar reason: lack of money.The site's mission statement is to allow whistleblowers to anonymously release government and corporate documents, "an uncensorable version of Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis."...

Chrome OS Concept Tablet Breaks Cover With Demo

Chrome OS Concept Tablet Breaks Cover With Demo

With all of this iPad buzz stirring up the tech world over the past couple of weeks, Chrome OS has almost been forgotten. That may have something to do with the fact that Google has yet to officially release the netbook-centric operating system to the public, but still, you'd expect a company like Google to keep the details flowing...

Apple's iPad Costs Under $300 To Build, $499 To Buy

Apple's iPad Costs Under $300 To Build, $499 To Buy

We have already discussed our hopes and dreams for the future of the iPad, and while we don't really feel that it's a homerun of a device in its current state, there's no doubt that the allure of Apple alone will help the company sell more than a few of these once then go on sale in under 2 months. The real question, however, is exactly how...

Redbox and Movie Studios Going Head-To-Head Over Rental Rights

Redbox and Movie Studios Going Head-To-Head Over Rental Rights

If it isn't Netflix making the news, it's Redbox. The go-to red DVD rental kiosk company is hitting it really big of late, and maybe too big. Essentially, this is the Netflix alternative when you just don't have time to wait a day or two for your newest movie to arrive, and the ease and low price associated with renting versus buying obviously...

Microsoft Introduces Anti-Ghosting SideWinder X4 Keyboard

Microsoft Introduces Anti-Ghosting SideWinder X4 Keyboard

Microsoft's hardware division has really been on a roll lately, and the SideWinder X4 proves that the rolling won't be stopping anytime soon. Designed with hardcore gamers in mind (and probably in response to some of those other boards being released by Logitech and Razer), this unit's stand-out feature is the anti-ghosting technology that's...

HotHardware and Origin New Year's Sweepstakes Winner!

HotHardware and Origin New Year's Sweepstakes Winner!

To ring in the new year, we announced an exciting sweepstakes, along with our friends at Origin PC and AMD, in which we planned to give away a custom painted, fully loaded AMD TWKR-powered system, complete with 4GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics card, and a Western Digital 1TB Black Edition hard drive--among numerous other goodies.The...

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 7

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 7

Our weekly video podcast with our friends at TechVi returns after a short CES-induced hiatus as we talk about some of the latest developments in the world of technology. In this show, we cover Intel and Micron's joint 25nm NAND Flash announcement, Alienware's new M11x tiny gaming notebook, the iPad, and the upcoming NVIDIA GF100. Show Notes:...

E-readers: Not The Hoped-For Newspaper Industry Savior

E-readers: Not The Hoped-For Newspaper Industry Savior

While many in the newspaper industry hold out hope that the sudden onset of e-readers will be their savior, a study out of the University of Georgia cautions, well, caution.  Professors of advertising Dean Krugman and Tom Reichert, and Barry Hollander, an associate professor of journalism in the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 19.2 @ TechARPXFX Radeon HD5850 Black Edition 1GB Graphics Card Video Review @ eTeknix.comMotherboards and Chipsets:Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 Intel P55 Motherboard Review @ PCStats ASRock P55 Extreme Intel P55 LGA 1156 Motherboard Review @ techPowerUpAxle GeForce G210 Review @ OCCTyan S2915 n6650W...

Sony Doesn't Think The iPad Threatens Gaming Biz, Says It Helps PSP Sales

Sony Doesn't Think The iPad Threatens Gaming Biz, Says It Helps PSP Sales

Sony has proven itself to be a giant in the gaming industry, first with the PlayStation console and now with the PSP line. The company's PSP Go took its fair share of criticism (mostly surrounding price), but the actual hardware/gameplay isn't too shabby. What's interesting, though, is how Sony's numbers have continually crept up despite the...

MSI Rumored To Introduce $500 Tegra-Based Tablet This Year

MSI Rumored To Introduce $500 Tegra-Based Tablet This Year

MSI had a relatively large showing at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, and while their new desktops and notebooks were certainly interesting, it's the tablet that has us most on edge. And understandably so, given that 2010 looks to be the year that the tablet gets another chance at life, this time with things like Apple's A4 and NVIDIA's...

AT&T 3G Compatible Nexus One Coming?

AT&T 3G Compatible Nexus One Coming?

Google's HTC Nexus One, while available unlocked (always), but subsidized by T-Mobile with a two-year contract. Hopefully anyone who bought the Nexus One with the intent of using it with an AT&T SIM read the fine print and realized that it wasn't compatible with 3G on AT&T's network. That may be changing, though.Versions of the HTC...

Microsoft Reports $6.66 Billion Net Income, Thanks To Soaring Windows 7 Sales

Microsoft Reports $6.66 Billion Net Income, Thanks To Soaring Windows 7 Sales

The economy as a whole helped to drag Microsoft's profits below where they would have liked them last year, but the company's first quarterly report in the new decade is quite different in nature. Put simply, Microsoft is beaming once more as it rakes in monumental profits, thanks in no small part to the highly successful launch of Windows...

Samsung's 30nm DDR3 DRAM Chips Tout "Green" Features

Samsung's 30nm DDR3 DRAM Chips Tout "Green" Features

Believe it or not, this isn't the first time we've heard the words "green" and "RAM" used in the same sentence. Frankly, it's kind of hard to believe that memory could actually be friendly to the environment, but when it's the buzzword of the year, major companies have little choice but to throw it in wherever it'll fit. Samsung Electronics...