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All News for April 2011

DOJ Ends Ten Years of Microsoft Oversight

DOJ Ends Ten Years of Microsoft Oversight

When the Department of Justice and Microsoft hammered out the terms of their agreement in 2001, one of the strictures was that the software giant would be subject to official DOJ oversight for a period of five years. In 2006, the DoJ opted to extend the term another five years, but the government body won't be doing the same thing again. On...

PSN Credit Cards May Be Up For Sale; Sony Hints At Compensation

PSN Credit Cards May Be Up For Sale; Sony Hints At Compensation

Even as Sony continues to struggle with bringing the PlayStation Network (PSN) back online, there are rumours that credit card numbers gleaned in the attack are already available for purchase. According to Kevin Stevens, senior threat researcher at Trend Micro, various parties are already offering sections of the database up for sale. One...

AMD Lays ARM License Rumors To Rest:

AMD Lays ARM License Rumors To Rest:

Earlier this week, we covered AMD's announcement of its upcoming OpenCL programming conference and how it plans to offer information on making the most of its Llano APU and that processor's capabilities. One of the rumors rumbling around since then has been whether AMD and ARM would pursue any sort of cross-licensing agreement. AMD's director...

Nintendo 3DS Sales Slump; Company Plans Adapted Marketing

Nintendo 3DS Sales Slump; Company Plans Adapted Marketing

After a strong initial release, sales of Nintendo's newest 3DS have slumped significantly. The company had planned to sell at least four million units by the end of its fiscal year, but only moved 3.61M. During his speech at the company's investor conference, company CEO Satoru Iwata said the latest handheld required a different approach....

MSI Introduces 4th Generation Smart Touch AIO

MSI Introduces 4th Generation Smart Touch AIO

MSI announced a new touch model, the Wind Top AE2070. This 20-inch, multi-touch all in one is powered by an Intel 2nd generation Dual-core Processor G620 and Intel HD Graphics 2000. MSI also offers hardware upgrade options for the Wind Top AE2070, offing an Intel Core i3 CPU or NVIDIA GeForce GT540M high-performance graphic card. The Wind...

Adobe Ships Flash Player 10.2 for Android 3.0 Tablets

Adobe Ships Flash Player 10.2 for Android 3.0 Tablets

If you're an Android user, try not to hit your head on the ceiling fan as you jump for joy. Why? Well, Adobe last night announced the release of Flash Player 10.2 for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets and is available for download in the Android Market. Eventually, this could prove to be a big deal, but it looks as though a Honeycomb update...

Best Buy: PlayBook Sales "Far Exceeded" Expectations

Best Buy: PlayBook Sales "Far Exceeded" Expectations

With a little more than a week's worth of sales figures to analyze, mega electronics retailer Best Buy said that BlackBerry PlayBook tablet PC sales have so far been much higher than expected. Whether or not Best Buy is feigning surprise to boost consumer confidence is hard to tell since the chain didn't release any figures, but assuming Best...

MSI Releases Cards Based On AMD's HD6700 Series GPUs

MSI Releases Cards Based On AMD's HD6700 Series GPUs

It happens every single time. AMD or NVIDIA reveals a new GPU, and then OEMs race to get cards out based on those new chipsets. MSI is among that group, and they've just launched a new group of graphics cards based on AMD's HD6700. The R6770-MD1GD5, R6750-MD1GD5 and R6750-MD512D5 are the new guys, and all of them support the latest version...

Acer Reveals Z5763 3D All-In-One PC

Acer Reveals Z5763 3D All-In-One PC

3D is most definitely in, and Acer has been one company that seems eager to keep the bandwagon alive. Now, they're introducing a new 3D-enabled all-in-one entertainment machine, the Z5763. 3D all-in-one PCs have been around for years now, and the popularity of them seems to be on the rise. Case in point: this new one has an integrated IR emitter,...

Acer Introduces 27" Full HD 3D Monitor, The HN274H

Acer Introduces 27" Full HD 3D Monitor, The HN274H

Another day, another new monitor. But this one's no ordinary LCD. Acer's new 27" HN274H is the first 27" 3D monitor to support HDMI (dual-link) 3D, bringing a new level of sterescopic support. It's equipped with a 1920x1080 resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 2ms response time, and a built-in IR emitter. That last bit means that you can connect...

Nokia Cuts 7,000 Phone Unit Jobs In Bid To Regain Share

Nokia Cuts 7,000 Phone Unit Jobs In Bid To Regain Share

And the bloodshed continues at Nokia. There was no bones made about the need to slash jobs after Nokia decided on Windows Phone 7 for their next mobile OS; the folks working on Symbian were suddenly not needed. But now, a report is making this rumors a lot more tangible, and painful. Reuters is reporting that Nokia will have to cut 7,000 jobs...

Google Docs App Comes To Android

Google Docs App Comes To Android

Google Docs have been used around these parts for years on end. Why load up Office when you can just handle things online? But one of the major issues with Google Docs has been editing and using them on mobile devices. Now, Google's making it easier to deal with them on Android-based devices. There's a new app up for download in the Android...

OCZ Technology Intros VeloDrive PCIe SSD For Enterprise

OCZ Technology Intros VeloDrive PCIe SSD For Enterprise

Solid state drives are obviously changing the game in the consumer realm, but they're quietly doing something similar in the enterprise. In fact, the enterprise is where SSD technology is truly taking off, as pricing isn't so much of a concern. OCZ Technology, Fusion-io and a smattering of others are really making strides, with OCZ in particular...

ARM Profits Smash Expectations, Rumors Fly:

ARM Profits Smash Expectations, Rumors Fly:

ARM Semiconductor, the company whose IP drives a lot of the world's smartphone and tablet devices today, posted excellent Q1 results for the past quarter. Revenue was up 26 percent to $185.5 million and the company's growth significantly outpaced the overall growth of the semiconductor industry. It signed a total of 39 licensees for its technology...

AMD's Q1 Financial Results

AMD's Q1 Financial Results

AMD has released its Q1 financials, giving us a look into the company's execution through what is normally considered a down quarter, as well as an opportunity to judge the impact of Brazos on the company's bottom line. The results are quite good relative to AMD's financial performance these past few years. The company reports revenue of $1.61B...

Geohotz Uninvolved in Sony Hack

Geohotz Uninvolved in Sony Hack

We've covered the legal case of George Hotz, the Playstation 3 modder, several times in the past year. Hotz recently reached a settlement with Sony and announced he was going on vacation. "It was never my intention to cause any users trouble or to make piracy easier," said Hotz in an interview a few weeks ago." I'm happy to have the litigation...

Foxconn Employees Arrested, Charged with Leaking iPad 2 Details

Foxconn Employees Arrested, Charged with Leaking iPad 2 Details

Loose lips don't only sink ships, they can also land you in hot water. That's what three Foxconn employees are finding out after being arrested for allegedly leaking information about Apple's iPad 2 design ahead of the product's launch. Sound a bit harsh? Here's Foxconn's beef with the situation. Citing a Chinese language sznews.com report,...

Ubuntu 11.04 Released

Ubuntu 11.04 Released

How time flies!  Every six months, Ubuntu releases the next iteration of their popular desktop Linux distribution, and today is just such a day.  Ubuntu has officially released version 11.04 "Natty Narwhal".  There are thousands of package updates in this release, but what follows are some of the more notable items. Desktop:...

HP's AMD Fusion-infused Pavilion d1Mz, Reviewed

HP's AMD Fusion-infused Pavilion d1Mz, Reviewed

What began as a trickle -- as AMD finally introduced a shipping version of the long-awaited Fusion platform -- has turned into a steady stream, and we're definitely excited to see APUs, as AMD calls the product, finally making an impact. AMD had played up the idea of an Accelerated Processing Unit for years, and now, it's clearly a reality....

Xbox Live To Get Hulu Plus Tomorrow?

Xbox Live To Get Hulu Plus Tomorrow?

Although no official announcement has been made, Joystiq is claiming that Microsoft and Hulu are preparing to launch the Hulu Plus streaming service on Xbox Live tomorrow. Based on a “legit-looking” scan of the June issue of the Official Xbox Magazine, Joystiq reports that Hulu Plus will launch on the Xbox 360 on April 29—tomorrow....

White iPhone Finally Arrives

White iPhone Finally Arrives

If you’ve been waiting for the white version of the iPhone 4, you won’t have to wait any longer. After “manufacturing problems” have delayed the white version of the iPhone 4’s release, the phone is now available. Starting today, the white iPhone 4 is available from Apple’s online store, at Apple retail...

Droid Charge Launch Postponed as LTE Outage Passes 24 Hours

Droid Charge Launch Postponed as LTE Outage Passes 24 Hours

Verizon LTE services nationwide remain out, more than 24 hours after they first went offline. The company verified the outage on its Twitter account.  The service first went offline on Tuesday night. In addition, Verizon has previously said that LTE devices would switch to CDMA mode if they were in an area with no LTE coverage. In this...

Nvidia and AMD Hug It Out, SLI Coming to AMD Motherboards!

Nvidia and AMD Hug It Out, SLI Coming to AMD Motherboards!

There's a scene in Step Brothers where Brennan Huff, played by Will Ferrell, asks Dale Doback, played by John. C. Reilly, "Did we just become best friends?" The answer is an emphatic "Yep!," and the two then decide to go practice karate in the garage. AMD and Nvidia don't live together, nor would we go so far to tag them as BFFs, but the two...

IHS iSuppli Sees Triple-Digit DisplayPort Uptick Thanks To Apple

IHS iSuppli Sees Triple-Digit DisplayPort Uptick Thanks To Apple

Ever wondered just how major an impact Apple could make? Try this on for size. IHS iSuppli research has found that Apple's involvement with DisplayPort has led to a 154.6% increase in DisplayPort interface shipments in 2011. Remember, this is DisplayPort, not Thunderbolt, which will obviously have skyrocketing numbers right out of the gate...

Rinse Cleans Up iTunes Libraries For A $39 Fee

Rinse Cleans Up iTunes Libraries For A $39 Fee

iTunes got you down? Perk up! RealNetworks has just announced Rinse, hailed as an "easy-to-use" music clean-up tool that automatically washes and tidies up your iTunes collection. Anyone who has had an iTunes collection going for years on end knows that it's easy to get things out of sorts, but Rinse purports to change that. The tool makes...

Maingear Unleashes EPIC Desktop Cooling Solutions

Maingear Unleashes EPIC Desktop Cooling Solutions

Earlier in the week, Asetek showcased a prototype GPU cooler that did an excellent job of proving downright impressive. Now, Maingear is looking to do something similar. The company, which is best known for their pre-fab custom PCs, has teamed with CoolIT to engineer cooler, quieter and cheaper cooling systems for their desktops. The solution...

Belkin Releases Bevy Of New Wi-Fi Routers

Belkin Releases Bevy Of New Wi-Fi Routers

Another day, another round of routers from the labs at Belkin. The company has remained fairly quiet in the networking arena of late, but that's changing this week. The company's newest range highlights MultiBeam technology, which is a new way of distributing signal in order to maximize coverage and speed. All of Belkin’s new routers...

Apple To Offer Patch For "Accidental" Data Collection Woes

Apple To Offer Patch For "Accidental" Data Collection Woes

The brewing brouhaha over Apple's location cache and its stored data has resulted in a faster-than-usual response from the company itself. Today, Apple stated that a patch due to arrive in the next couple of weeks and released an FAQ to clarify the situation. Several of its points echo our own statements of earlier today. Apple explains that...

Goodbye Tom:  MySpace Up For Sale

Goodbye Tom: MySpace Up For Sale

After years of attempting to variously reinvent, reorganize, and recapture the market space it's been losing to Facebook, MySpace is out the door. This isn't a surprise—News Corp declared it was ready to sell the segment last February. Now the social networking site is actually on the chopping block. News Corp is quite profitable, but...

HotHardware's Killer 3D Gaming Rig Spring Fling Sweepstakes Winner

HotHardware's Killer 3D Gaming Rig Spring Fling Sweepstakes Winner

Just in time for spring, HotHardware.com and our friends at MAINGEAR, NVIDIA, Asus, Intel, and Patriot teamed up to put together one heck of monster sweepstakes give-away! This time around we gave you a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom MAINGEAR-built gaming rig with 16GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, an Intel 510 Series SSD, dual...

YouTube To Start Major Motion Picture Rentals Next Week?

YouTube To Start Major Motion Picture Rentals Next Week?

Are you fed up with Netflix? Redbox just not working out? We highly doubt you'll be answering "yes" to those, but if so, help is on the way from a pretty wild source. Google's YouTube has just launched their first major movie rentals, making it an instant competitor in a small but powerful network of companies who are driving pay-TV executives...

AMD Attacks Sub-$100 Graphics Card Market with Three New Cards

AMD Attacks Sub-$100 Graphics Card Market with Three New Cards

AMD wants to prove that you don't need to dip into your kids' college fund to play DirectX games by making official the launch of its trio of sub-$100 graphics cards. These include the Radeon HD 6670, HD 6570, and HD 6450, each one priced less than a C-note and consuming less than 75 watts of power. We took an in-depth look at two of these...

19: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - April 27, 2011

19: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - April 27, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the MainGear eX-L 15 gaming notebook with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485 graphics, HTC's Thunderbolt 4G LTE Smartphone, AMD's Radeon HD 6670 and 6570 mainstream graphics cards, and the Corsair SP2500 2.1 channel speaker system... Show Notes: 01:06 - Maingear...

MSI and SteelSeries Team Up to Launch GX780 Gaming Notebook

MSI and SteelSeries Team Up to Launch GX780 Gaming Notebook

Intel's Sandy Bridge platform is stealing the show as PC makers shuttle systems left and right built around the chip maker's second generation Core platform. That includes MSI's brand new GX780 gaming notebook equipped with a juicy Core i7 2630QM quad-core processor flanked by Nvidia's GeForce GT 555M discrete graphics chip. Other hardware...

Tippr And Facebook Deals Team Up To Take Savings Mobile

Tippr And Facebook Deals Team Up To Take Savings Mobile

Location-based apps are all the rage these days, and while Foursquare and a few others are leading the pack, there's always room for more. Tippr is the newest name on the block, and they've just announced their intentions to participate in Facebook Deals, which allows people to easily discover, buy, discuss and plan activities with friends...

Liquid Compass Cloud Streaming Comes To Android

Liquid Compass Cloud Streaming Comes To Android

Clouds and streaming seem to be everywhere these days, and in a lot of cases, the two overlap. Liquid Compass may not be a totally familiar name, but with the explosion in growth when it comes to cloud streaming, we're guessing they'll be more well known soon. The company currently provides streaming services to the radio industry, and they've...

Homer Simpson Comes To TomTom's iPhone GPS App

Homer Simpson Comes To TomTom's iPhone GPS App

TomTom has managed to solicit all sorts of voices for their GPS boxes, but if you just haven't found one hilarious enough for you yet, this might just do the trick. Fresh out of Springfield, Homer Simpson becomes the latest character to have a voice on TomTom's GPS family, but only if you've got the iPhone app. TomTom's iPhone GPS app was...

Boingo Brings Wi-Fi To NOOK Color Users Via New App

Boingo Brings Wi-Fi To NOOK Color Users Via New App

Boingo still isn't available in quite enough places, but they're getting closer. The Wi-Fi provider has just announced a new version of its Wi-Fi app for Android is now available to NOOK Color customers as a free NOOK App through the Barnes & Noble NOOK Bookstore. The app marks the first deal between B&N and Boingo, giving NOOK Color...

Dell Intros Powerful Precision M4600 And M6600 Mobile Workstations

Dell Intros Powerful Precision M4600 And M6600 Mobile Workstations

Tired of consumers having all of the fun? Take a stand, Mr. Corporate! Dell's tickling their business side this week with the introduction of the new Precision M4600 and M6600, described as the world's most powerful 15.6" and 17.3" workstations. The company's also using this chance to debut the R5500 rack-mount workstation, which delivers...

Hardware RoundUp

Hardware RoundUp

Video: HD 6870 Roundup: Diamond, PowerColor, MSI, Sapphire & XFX @ Hardware Canucks Sapphire Radeon HD6670 Review @ OCC Motherboards and Chipsets: ASUS Rampage III Formula Intel X58 Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps Processors: [Tech ARP] Mobile CPU Comparison Guide...

Sony Seriously Damaged By PSN Hack, Private Data Compromised

Sony Seriously Damaged By PSN Hack, Private Data Compromised

The Internet has been grumbling over Sony's unexpected PlayStation Network shutdown for the past few days, but new information from the company will put the outrage into overdrive. According to Sony's official statement: we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state,...

Business Insider Declares US Brainwashed, Blames Apple

Business Insider Declares US Brainwashed, Blames Apple

IT'S OFFICIAL: Apple Has Brainwashed The Whole Country. How Else To Explain The Lack Of Outrage Over Apple's Secret Location Tracking? That's the entire headline from a recent Business Insider story discussing the importance of what Apple has done. It warns, in stentorian tones that would make a Doomsday cultist proud, that "Apple has so mesmerized...

LG Licenses ARM Technology For Future Mobile Devices

LG Licenses ARM Technology For Future Mobile Devices

If there's a big winner in the tech world over the past two years, it'd have to be Apple. The numbers are just insane. But what about ARM as the dark horse? ARM remains a relatively unknown name in the consumer world, but their products are making the gadgets tick for millions of users. Couple that with the fact that Microsoft recently revealed...

AMD Announces Conference Focused on The Future of OpenCL, Llano

AMD Announces Conference Focused on The Future of OpenCL, Llano

AMD is hosting its first AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) this year, from June 13-16. The conference will focus on OpenCL and Llano's performance capabilities under various related usage models. Sunnyvale is billing the event as a chance to participate and learn from experts, all in accordance with the company's belief that: "the computing...

Sprint Confirms Nexus S 4G Coming On May 8

Sprint Confirms Nexus S 4G Coming On May 8

May 8th is just a couple of days before Google I/O kicks off in San Francisco, and it'll also be the first day that you can buy a 4G-enabled version of the Nexus S. Sprint has today confirmed that the Nexus S 4G from Google will go on sale in all Sprint channels starting on May 8, with a $199.99 price attached to the phone (along with a 2-year...

U.S. Army Looks To Android For Mobile Apps

U.S. Army Looks To Android For Mobile Apps

Android on the battlefield? It's not as crazy as you might think. The U.S. Army is always looking for new and crazy ways to gain and edge, and they aren't shy when it comes to looking toward technology for those answers. According to a new report, they're now finalizing a software framework for Android-based devices that will let third-party...

OCZ Technology Reveals Vertex 3 Max IOPS Edition SSD

OCZ Technology Reveals Vertex 3 Max IOPS Edition SSD

For PC junkies, there's hardly anything better than a new solid state drive announcement. Every time we see a new SSD, we think about just how eager we are to transition into a world where HDDs are the past and SSDs are the present. OCZ Technology seems to be dreaming those same dreams, and today they've unveiled a new addition to the Vertex...

Build a Custom iBuyPower Gaming Rig at Wally World

Build a Custom iBuyPower Gaming Rig at Wally World

An oversized jar of pickles. Undergarments. Flat screen TV. Toilet paper. Motor oil for your 2011 Dodge Charger. Know what these all have in common? You can buy all of them at Walmart, along with almost everything else you can think of. What's that you say, what about custom gaming PCs? Turns out you can buy those at Wally World, too, at least...

HTC And Verizon Wireless Introduce DROID Incredible 2

HTC And Verizon Wireless Introduce DROID Incredible 2

Verizon Wireless and HTC are continuing to add to the DROID lineup with the introduction of the DROID Incredible 2 by HTC. This new smartphone runs on Android 2.2 and features a next-generation 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The DROID Incredible 2 also has a 4-inch Super LCD, an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel...

Apple Gives Up on 'POD' Trademark Application

Apple Gives Up on 'POD' Trademark Application

Apple has given up on trying to trademark the term "POD" in Canada, the site Patently Apple said on Monday. PA added in the comments below the story that it feels that the abandonment of the trademark quest in Canada is just a reflection of Apple abandoning the quest worldwide. Apple first filed the trademark application in July 29, 2004....

HTC Arrive Windows Phone 7 Smartphone for Sprint, HH Reviewed

HTC Arrive Windows Phone 7 Smartphone for Sprint, HH Reviewed

Of the six smart phones on the market that run Microsoft's latest phone OS, Windows Phone 7, HTC designed and manufactures three of them. It's latest, and most expensive, is Sprint's first-and currently only-WP7 option, the HTC Arrive and it arrived at Sprint just last month. That said, the HTC Arrive offers a combination of Microsoft's latest...

Netflix Now on Par with Comcast in Subscriber Numbers

Netflix Now on Par with Comcast in Subscriber Numbers

Life is good for Netflix, the video rental and streaming service that is now bigger than Comcast, at least if we go by the numbers. According to Netflix's latest earnings report, the company now boasts 23.6 million subscribers around the globe. That's more than Comcast, which just so happens to be the biggest cable operator in the U.S. For...

CloudTalk Social Communications App Hits iOS And Android

CloudTalk Social Communications App Hits iOS And Android

Apple's App Store seems to be exploding with new content, and this week it's gaining yet another notable mention: CloudTalk. As both the cloud and IM become hot topics of conversation, the two are combining in a new social messaging app for iPhone and Android, claiming to "bring voice back" to social interactions. The new version of the CloudTalk...

Analysts Expect Motorola to Report Weak Xoom Sales

Analysts Expect Motorola to Report Weak Xoom Sales

If you believed the pre-release hype, Motorola's Xoom was supposed to dash into the market and slay the iPad, ending Apple's tablet reign and ushering in a new era ruled by Google's Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform. It all sounded like a solid plan, with Honeycomb being the first version of Android built from the ground up for tablets, but...

Walmart To Go Brings Online Grocery Shopping To San Jose

Walmart To Go Brings Online Grocery Shopping To San Jose

Believe it or not, people have had their grocery orders made online for years now. It's not nearly as popular as you might think, mostly because these services are generally reserved for city-dwellers, but it definitely exists. Now, Walmart wants in on the action. The mega-retailer has just announced a trial run for online grocery delivery...

NOOK Color Gets Froyo, But More Importantly, Angry Birds

NOOK Color Gets Froyo, But More Importantly, Angry Birds

As the company promised, Barnes & Noble has delivered a software update to its 7-inch NOOK Color devices that push them still more in the direction of a general-purpose Android tablet, and away from being a standalone e-book reader. Some customers have rooted their NOOK Colors and installed custom ROMs, already turning their devices into...

AMD's Embedded G-Series Platform Gets Real-Time OS Support from Express Logic

AMD's Embedded G-Series Platform Gets Real-Time OS Support from Express Logic

More good stuff coming out of AMD this week. The chip company has just announced that embedded software provider Express Logic has brought its industry-leading ThreadX real-time operating system (RTOS) to the AMD Embedded G-Series platform. What's that mean? It means that the APU is spreading its wings. We've loved the time we've spent with...

Kingston Reveals Plug-And-Play Memory Series

Kingston Reveals Plug-And-Play Memory Series

Plug-and-play, you say? Sounds good to us! Kingston Technology is back on the block with a new set of memory modules, and these are apparently even easier to get going than your average DIMM. They're the industry's first modules with Sandy Bridge-ready frequencies, and the plug-and-play nature utilizes JEDEC-compliant 1600MHz, 1866MHz values....

Netgear's N750 Wireless Router Blazes At 750Mbps

Netgear's N750 Wireless Router Blazes At 750Mbps

It's hard to get too excited about routers, but when Netgear slaps a 750Mbps label on their newest one, well...that changes things. The N750 Wireless Router is the company's newest dual-band creation, offering high-bandwidth transfers for handling multi-media, HD video streaming, multiplayer gaming, etc. It operates in both wireless N bands:...

AT&T's Remote Mobility Zone Provides Cell Service In Emergencies

AT&T's Remote Mobility Zone Provides Cell Service In Emergencies

AT&T may take a lot of heat for having subpar network access in major cities, but the carrier is no slouch when it comes to network technologies. Despite the red tape that's involved with planting a tower somewhere, AT&T is forging ahead with a different kind of support. A new release details the company's remote mobility zone, which...

Sony Introduces S1 And S2 Honeycomb Tablets

Sony Introduces S1 And S2 Honeycomb Tablets

You could argue that the world doesn't need another tablet. But could you argue that it doesn't need two more? Sony has just announced not one, but two new tablets this evening, both of which will ship with Android 3.0. These Honeycomb-based devices are being codenamed for now: S1 and S2. The former is designed mostly for multi-media viewing,...

Nintendo Confirms Second Generation Wii Console for 2012

Nintendo Confirms Second Generation Wii Console for 2012

One thing you learn in Boy Scouts is that where there's smoke, there's usually fire. We bring this up because there's been a lot of smoke lately about Nintendo's second generation Wii console, and as we suspected, it wasn't unfounded. Nintendo today confirmed that, yes, it's working on a successor to the Wii, and yes, it will launch in 2012....

Maingear eX-L15 Gaming Notebook Reviewed: Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA's Fastest Mobile Chip Rip Benchmarks

Maingear eX-L15 Gaming Notebook Reviewed: Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA's Fastest Mobile Chip Rip Benchmarks

Many enthusiasts generally prefer to roll their own rigs, but when it comes to notebooks, the notion of building a system from scratch becomes less practical and appealing. We recently had a chance to meet with Maingear and tour the company's build facility, and one thing was immediately apparent: these guys are enthusiasts just like us. So,...

Sony Scrambling to Get PlayStation Network Back Online

Sony Scrambling to Get PlayStation Network Back Online

Sony over the weekend ensured gamers that it's working frantically to rebuild its PlayStation Network and bring everything back online. PSN was taken offline last week when an "external intrustion" to Sony's system wreaked havoc with both PSN and Qriocity services. "We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been...

Origin Overclocks EON17-S Laptop Up To 4.5GHz, Guarantees Stability

Origin Overclocks EON17-S Laptop Up To 4.5GHz, Guarantees Stability

You almost get the feeling that Origin might be a little bored simply putting together high-end systems with parts from the top shelf. The solution? Overclock, and do it in a big way. Starting today, Origin is offering overclocked processors in its EON17-S laptops, up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost, making it the highest mobile processor clockspeed...

Acer Ships Iconia Tab A500 Honeycomb Tablet

Acer Ships Iconia Tab A500 Honeycomb Tablet

Earlier this month, we told you the Acer Iconia Tab A500, the company's first 10.1-inch tablet in the new Acer Iconia family, would be available starting April 24. As promised, Acer has delivered this Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet on schedule. As you'll recall, the Iconia Tab A500 supports a resolution of 1280×800 on its 10.1-inch screen....

Best Buy Launches $499 Presale Of Wi-Fi HTC Flyer Tablet

Best Buy Launches $499 Presale Of Wi-Fi HTC Flyer Tablet

The tablet market couldn't be any hotter if it tried, and while HTC has focused largely on smartphones over the years, the company's still diving into those crowded tablet waters with the launch of the Flyer. The Wi-Fi only version of the tablet has been talked about for months, but there's been no real clear indication of how much it'd cost...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Notebook: Super Slim And Sexy

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Notebook: Super Slim And Sexy

Lenovo's ThinkPad line has always been sexy in its own way. Solid, rigid, and robust, but also classy and understated. It's a design that has withstood the test of time, and there's no sense in changing what works. But a gentle tweak and a nip-tuck never hurt a notebook, that's for sure. Just as MSI's X-Slim line and Apple's MacBook Air redefined...

Sony's Norio Ohga, the 'Father of the CD,' Dies at 81

Sony's Norio Ohga, the 'Father of the CD,' Dies at 81

The CD is said to be dying. On Saturday, April 23, the man many credit as the "father of the CD," Norio Ohga, died as well, at the age of 81. Former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sony, Norio Ohga has been credited with leading the effort to develop the CD, or compact disc. He was president and chairman of Sony from 1982 to 1995. He stepped...

Acer's Jim Wong Becomes Corp. President And Touch Group Leader

Acer's Jim Wong Becomes Corp. President And Touch Group Leader

As far as computer industry shakeups go, this one is pretty big. Earlier in the year, we had a hunch that Acer was planning to shake things up when it came to owning the corner office, and this week the company has made clear their plans for the future. Acer will select Jim Wong as Corporate President, with the board of directors approving...

White iPhone 4 to Hit Best Buy on April 27: Report

White iPhone 4 to Hit Best Buy on April 27: Report

It's already been pretty much confirmed that the white iPhone 4 will ship next week, and specifically, at least in part of Europe, April 27. A new report seems to assert that the April 27 date will be global, with the white iPhone 4 showing up at Best Buy on that date. A source at Best Buy sent 9 to 5 Mac an inventory screenshot that details...

Wacom Reveals $30 Stylus For iPad

Wacom Reveals $30 Stylus For iPad

Apple definitely doesn't sell a stylus for their iPad, but have you ever considered that you may actually get some use out of owning one made by a third-party? There have been quite a few capacitive stylii to ship over the past year, but definitely not an iPad specific model from a company as well-known in the industry as Wacom. That very...

Charlie Sheen Releases iOS App; Is He Still "Winning?"

Charlie Sheen Releases iOS App; Is He Still "Winning?"

Charlie Sheen has previously said that his mind is too much for a normal person to handle. What is going to happen now that people can have his brain in their pocket? It's a new iOS app, called The MaSheen. According to the app's blurb, it will put the mind of Charlie Sheen in your pocket. During an interview, Sheen said, “If you borrowed...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 Review @ Neoseeker Motherboards and Chipsets: ASUS Rampage III Formula Intel X58 Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps Processors: Core i3-2120 and Core i3-2100 Processors Review @ XbitLabs AMD E-350 vs. Intel Core i3-2100T Review @ XbitLabs...

RIM "In Talks" With Hulu For Continued PlayBook Access

RIM "In Talks" With Hulu For Continued PlayBook Access

It's not unusual for Hulu to block access on mobile devices, and it's not even expected if the device doesn't support Flash. But when RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook launched earlier in the month, a pretty nice Easter Egg was found: Hulu support! But that didn't last too long. Around a day after launching, the PlayBook suddenly stopped loading Hulu,...

Aleratec Reveals Pocket-Sized USB Flash Drive Duplicator

Aleratec Reveals Pocket-Sized USB Flash Drive Duplicator

It's not likely that the average consumer will have a real need to duplicate flash drives, but those in enterprise markets may be looking for this very functionality. Aleratec's portable USB flash drive duplicator could be just the thing your business has been after, and if you're a self-proclaimed "road warrior," well you're in the target...

 Will Apple Launch A Cloud Music Service Before Google?

Will Apple Launch A Cloud Music Service Before Google?

According to Reuters, Apple is developing an online music storage service that will let iTunes customers store their songs on a remote server and access them from anywhere they have an Internet connection. As you may recall, Amazon launched a music locker service known as Cloud Player earlier this month. It didn't have any licensing agreements...

Acer's DX241H Web Surf Station: A Monitor With Built-In Browser/Media Sharing

Acer's DX241H Web Surf Station: A Monitor With Built-In Browser/Media Sharing

Another week, another new monitor, and this time it's coming from Acer. The company's new DX241H isn't just your grandma's monitor, though -- it's a "Web Surf Station." What's that mean? It means that this is the first monitor that'll let you surf the web and enjoy multi-media without the need of a computer. It's a bit like "Instant On" for...

Atheros Using Wi-Fi And Powerline For "Internet Of Things" Expansion

Atheros Using Wi-Fi And Powerline For "Internet Of Things" Expansion

We're living in a connected world, and it's only growing more inter-connected by the day. Atheros Communications is eager to be a part of that expansion, and this week they've announced their HomePlug Green PHY development kit as part of its new ‘Internet of Things’ portfolio aimed at connecting hundreds, if not thousands, of IP...

HotHardware's Killer 3D Gaming Rig Spring Fling Sweepstakes

HotHardware's Killer 3D Gaming Rig Spring Fling Sweepstakes

Just in time for spring, HotHardware.com and our friends at MAINGEAR, NVIDIA, Asus, Intel, and Patriot have teamed up to put together one heck of monster sweepstakes give-away! This time around we're giving you a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom MAINGEAR-built gaming rig with 16GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, a, Intel 510 Series...

InvenSense's SmartMotion 4.0 Platform Brings More Control To Mobile Realm

InvenSense's SmartMotion 4.0 Platform Brings More Control To Mobile Realm

Motion sensing is very much "all the rage" these days, largely thanks to just how popular it has become in console gaming. Every major console maker now has some sort of motion/gesture-based control rig, and a lot of that technology is shifting over to the PC realm as well. Razer just released a firm ship date on their Hydra control, and now...

GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount Gains New Functions

GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount Gains New Functions

We hadn't heard anything from GigaPan in a long, long while, but the company responsible for creating some of the most unique and most automated panoramic picture takers is beefing up one of their nicest products, the EPIC Pro. If you aren't familiar with the company, they produce panoramic robots that hold your camera and then automatically...

Asetek Demos Liquid Cooled PNY XLR8 GTX Prototype

Asetek Demos Liquid Cooled PNY XLR8 GTX Prototype

When it comes to enhancing PC performance, no tweak or mod is too small to consider. Asetek is well-known for their dabbling in liquid cooling, and the company announced earlier in the year that they would soon be releasing a CPU cooler. Now, they've assembled a video to showcase the liquid cooled PNY XLR8 GTX prototype, and it's looking mighty...

Texas Memory Systems Reveals 15% Price Drop On Enterprise SSDs

Texas Memory Systems Reveals 15% Price Drop On Enterprise SSDs

Whenever a new SSD drops, that always catches our ear. But whenever we hear about solid state drives getting cheaper -- that really catches our attention. Texas Memory Systems has been a name that we're hearing more often these days, and the company is about to get a ton of eyeballs after announcing that they have selected Toshiba in order...

AT&T Admits the Sad Truth: It Can't Handle the iPhone's Needs

AT&T Admits the Sad Truth: It Can't Handle the iPhone's Needs

If you were wondering exactly why AT&T decided it wanted to acquire T-Mobile USA, it's easy: the company has cried "Uncle." It basically has admitted it can't handle the iPhone. AT&T has filed its Public Interest Statement regarding its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA with the SEC. AT&T said: A smartphone generates 24 times...

Some Developers Gifted With 'iPhone 4S' Prototypes to Test Software

Some Developers Gifted With 'iPhone 4S' Prototypes to Test Software

Recent rumors and leaks indicate that the iPhone 5 won't be significantly different from the iPhone 4, but it will have a faster processor, said to be the A5 currently shipping in the iPad 2. A new report indicates that some developers have been gifted with iPhone 4's with the A5 processor instead of the iPhone's currently shipping...

Amazon Updates Kindle For Android App, Supports Honeycomb

Amazon Updates Kindle For Android App, Supports Honeycomb

Kindle for Android is nothing new; the app has been around for a long while, giving users of Google's mobile OS the ability to tap into Amazon's vast e-book store and buy / read material right on their Android device. But the swarm of Android tablets have had to use a non-optimized version for awhile now. Thankfully, Amazon's fixing that....

Amazon.de Allows Self-Publishing To Kindle E-Book Store

Amazon.de Allows Self-Publishing To Kindle E-Book Store

There's been quite a heavy flow of Kindle-related news this week, hitting just as rumors started flying that the company behind it may be interested in doing their own tablet, too. Amazon has just introduced a new Direct Publishing model that will allow authors and publishers to independently publish their books in the Amazon.de Kindle Store....

MSI Introduces 15.6-inch Sandy Bridge Powered Notebook

MSI Introduces 15.6-inch Sandy Bridge Powered Notebook

MSI announced the CX640MX notebook with an Intel second generation Core i processor and nVidia GeForce 410M discrete graphics card. This notebook comes with a number of added functions including MSI’s Time Stamp backup and restore technology, SRS PC Sound wrap around sound, a light sensor to extend battery life, MSI's intuitive smart...

Skype Fixes Android Security Hole, Issues New Build Of App

Skype Fixes Android Security Hole, Issues New Build Of App

If you've been following Skype closely, you may remember a unique security hole that was unearthed a few days ago. It caught quite a lot of tracking, and with around 30 million Skypers online each day, it's easy to understand why. Acting swiftly, Skype has just released a new version of Skype for Android into the Android Market, containing...

Microsoft And Nokia Agree On Agreeing; Phones Coming In 2012

Microsoft And Nokia Agree On Agreeing; Phones Coming In 2012

We never really assumed that this wasn't a done-deal, but now it's truly a done-deal. There's no turning back for Nokia, who has just revealed a "definitive agreement" with Microsoft to utilize their Windows Phone 7 operation system on smartphones. The deal is likely being announced to give consumers and analysts alike a bit of heads-up when...

Razer Ships Hydra Motion Controllers Alongside Portal 2

Razer Ships Hydra Motion Controllers Alongside Portal 2

Razer's more typical controllers are easy to describe: mice, keyboards and joysticks usually comprise the company's line. But the Hydra is something entirely different. It's a new set of motion sensing controllers, and while they were announced first a few months back, they're just now being put on sale. Naturally, the timing here is perfectly...

Amazon Temporarily Slashes Price On HTC Thunderbolt

Amazon Temporarily Slashes Price On HTC Thunderbolt

If you've been itching to get your hands on Verizon Wireless' hot new 4G LTE smartphone, there's no time like the present. For a limited time, Amazon is offering the HTC Thunderbolt with a Verizon Wireless contract for a reduced price of $129.99. This special pricing is only available through midnight Pacific Time on Monday, April 25. As you...

Apple Can't Keep Up with iPad 2 Demand, iSuppli Cuts Shipment Forecast

Apple Can't Keep Up with iPad 2 Demand, iSuppli Cuts Shipment Forecast

Citing manufacturing issues at Apple that led to a shortfall of iPad shipments, market research firm IHS iSuppli reduced its shipment forecast for 2011 to 39.7 million units. That figure includes all iPad models and is down from iSuppli's February's forecast of 43.7 million units, a reduction of more than 9 percent (or 4 million units). Before...

Maingear Outfits Quantum Shift with Intel's Xeon E Processors

Maingear Outfits Quantum Shift with Intel's Xeon E Processors

Maingear knows a thing or three about building high-end gaming systems, but it's not all fun and games. The boutique system builder also constructs heavy-duty workstations like the Quantum Shift, which Maingear has just updated with Intel's new Xeon Processor E3-1200 family. "The pairing of the new Intel Xeon E3 1200 series processors and...

DRS Technologies Gets ARMOR Tablet Certified For Sprint

DRS Technologies Gets ARMOR Tablet Certified For Sprint

DRS Technologies has been produced rugged, hardcore gear for some time, and they aren't stopping now. The company just announced that their ARMOR X10gx rugged tablet has been approved for connectivity on the Sprint 3G network. This certification will enable ARMOR customers that utilize the integrated WWAN capabilities of the X10gx on Sprint’s...

Congressman, Senator Seek Answers From Steve Jobs About iOS Tracking File

Congressman, Senator Seek Answers From Steve Jobs About iOS Tracking File

As the furball around a recently publicized hidden iOS location tracking file continues to expand, both a senator and a congressman have sent separate letters to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, asking about the file and why it is unencrypted. At the same time, it seems the discovery is not a discovery after all. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), sent a letter...

Samsung Debuts Rugged W200 Full HD Pocket Camcorder

Samsung Debuts Rugged W200 Full HD Pocket Camcorder

Flip Video may be over and done with, but there are plenty of options out there for those who still believe in the form factor. Samsung Electronics has one of those alternatives, as the "multi-proof" W200 pocket cam seeks to bring Full HD video filming to those who just need a camcorder in their front pocket. It features a 5MP BSI CMOS sensor,...

Toshiba Reveals Polarizing Filter 3D TVs

Toshiba Reveals Polarizing Filter 3D TVs

These days, there are pretty much only two kinds of 3D TVs on the market: active ones, and passive ones. But Toshiba is breaking out another word with their latest set from Japan: polarizing. The Regza ZP2 is the company's latest, and will ship in 32" and 26" screen sizes. They're expected to retail for between 130,000 and 150,000 yen, and...

Verizon Wireless Gets Another LTE Smartphone, The Droid Charge By Samsung

Verizon Wireless Gets Another LTE Smartphone, The Droid Charge By Samsung

In less than a week, there will be another LTE smartphone option from Verizon Wireless. Samsung Mobile and Verizon Wireless announced the Droid Charge will be available on April 28. The Charge is Samsung’s first LTE smartphone. It features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and front-facing...

Nokia's Marketshare Slips, But Will WP7 Turn It Around?

Nokia's Marketshare Slips, But Will WP7 Turn It Around?

Ouch! Bad news from Nokia this week, with the company's smartphone share falling to 26% in the latest report. That's a shocking fall. Not too many years ago, Nokia's share overall was pushing 50%, and now, their overall share has slipped to beneath 30%. We had all ideas that things would be tough for Nokia in the short-term after their switch...

SanDisk Pushes Memory Smaller With 19nm Technology

SanDisk Pushes Memory Smaller With 19nm Technology

45nm? Old. 32nm? Close, but no cigar. 19nm? That's the stuff. We're just kidding around about 45nm process technology being "so last year," but in reality, things truly are evolving really quickly in the CPU universe. And maybe even faster in the memory universe. SanDisk is obviously a major player in the latter, and they just announced a...

Sony Says 'Sayonara' to the PSP Go, Will You Miss It?

Sony Says 'Sayonara' to the PSP Go, Will You Miss It?

Sony this week announced that it's putting to rest its PSP Go handheld game console and will no longer produce or ship additional units once inventory runs out. To anyone who follows the portable gaming scene, this shouldn't come as any surprise, unless you're simply shocked it took Sony this long to throw in the white towel. Despite Sony's...

Verizon Activated 2.2 Million iPhones in Q1

Verizon Activated 2.2 Million iPhones in Q1

Underscoring why Verizon Wireless made such an aggressive push to secure rights to sell Apple's iPhone, the wireless carrier today announced activation figures for the coveted smartphone, saying it turned on service for 2.2 million iPhone devices in the first quarter alone. What's more, Verizon said the iPhone 4 produced the most successful...

Samsung Unveils New DVD Writers

Samsung Unveils New DVD Writers

Samsung announced the new SH-222AB internal DVD writer which features ultra fast load times. Using new technology from Samsung, the SH-222AB DVD writer claims to reduce Lead-In-Time by up to 60 percent, letting users enjoy the content on a disc much quicker than with other DVD writers. The SH-222AB internal DVD writer uses a SATA interface...

Toshiba Introduces Waterproof CAMILEO BW10 HD Digital Camcorder

Toshiba Introduces Waterproof CAMILEO BW10 HD Digital Camcorder

Toshiba launched its new waterproof CAMILEO BW10 camcorder. This pocket-sized HD camcorder offers full 1080p HD recording capabilities with a 10x digital zoom and is waterproof up to six and a half feet under water. Other features include a 2-inch LCD screen and a lightweight design that weighs just 3.5 ounces. The camcorder is also capable...

Acer Iconia Tab W500 Hits The Market

Acer Iconia Tab W500 Hits The Market

Acer’s new Iconia Tab W500 is now available for purchase. This 10.1-inch tablet runs Microsoft Windows 7 and runs on an AMD C-50 processor. Other key hardware specs include 2GB of DDR3 memory, ATI Radeon HD 6250 graphics, and a 32GB SSD. For users who also want a notebook-like experience, the Iconia Tab W500 has a full-size chiclet docking...

Asus DirectCU NVIDIA & AMD Graphics Card Round-Up

Asus DirectCU NVIDIA & AMD Graphics Card Round-Up

Today, we're looking at five DirectCU graphics cards from Asus: the GTX 580, GTX 570, HD 6970, HD 6950, and HD 6870. They span the high-end and mid-range spectrum within the GPU market, with representatives from both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon product lines. Of course, all come factory overclocked while sporting massive coolers with redesigned...

Dish Network Taking Over 500 Blockbuster Leases

Dish Network Taking Over 500 Blockbuster Leases

Would you invest any time or money into Blockbuster at this point? It would take a really bold (or really rich...or really bored) person to say "yes," but Dish Network must fit that criteria. The company has just decided to broaden their scope when it comes to Blockbuster, and that apparently means taking over around 500 Blockbuster leases....

AT&T's Earnings Show Huge Increases, 3.6m iPhone Activations

AT&T's Earnings Show Huge Increases, 3.6m iPhone Activations

AT&T may not be one with T-Mobile USA yet, and they may be battling Verizon Wireless for iPhone 4 domination, but that's apparently not stopping the company from dominating on the financial front. The carrier just announced their most recent quarterly earnings, and they're extremely impressive. They saw a 10.2% revenue growth in the wireless...

T-Mobile USA Launches Facebook VoIP Calling App (Bobsled)

T-Mobile USA Launches Facebook VoIP Calling App (Bobsled)

Bobsled may be a curious name for a new application, but the implications here are huge. T-Mobile USA, while still their own company, is launching yet another nifty tool that separates them from the pack. For now, this is a PC-only app that allows any Facebook user to call another one for free. It's a one-touch calling process, and it's really...

Dell Adds M14x And M18x To Alienware Family, Revises M11x

Dell Adds M14x And M18x To Alienware Family, Revises M11x

The rumors were true, and the teasers were worthwhile. Today, Dell's Alienware line grew by three, as three new gaming notebooks were launched for power-hungry users who just can't tote anything less than the best. There's even a new M18x, an 18" monster that claims to be the world's most powerful in that size. It's joined by the M14x (a nicely...

Amazon.com to Open a Lending Library for the Kindle

Amazon.com to Open a Lending Library for the Kindle

Amazon.com announced on Wednesday that they are going to open their own lending library. Unlike already-established third-party lending libraries, which rely on customers lending e-books to other customers, the Kindle Library Lending, which will launch later this year and allow Kindle users to borrow not from other users, but from over 11,000...

The iPad 3G and iPhone Track Your Every Movement: Researchers

The iPad 3G and iPhone Track Your Every Movement: Researchers

Security researchers have discovered that iOS devices have been saving the locations of users' devices at regular intervals, and storing them in an unencrypted, though hidden file. The data includes locations and time stamps, and is apparently intentional: the database is backed up, and restored across backups, and even onto a new device if...

Netlist Intros mSATA Mini And Slim SSDs

Netlist Intros mSATA Mini And Slim SSDs

It wasn't too long ago that we heard about new HDDs weekly, and new SSDs bi-monthly. Now, it's almost the opposite. Flash-based storage has blossomed tremendously over the past years, and with prices finally falling to reasonable levels, there's more reason than ever before to make the leap to NAND. Netlist has just launched two new products:...

Apple Leaps Over Wall Street Estimates

Apple Leaps Over Wall Street Estimates

Apple continued its trend of positively crushing Wall Street expectations, by releasing earnings for the quarter ending March 26, 2011, its fiscal Q2. The company reported earnings of $5.99 billion in net income, with revenue of $24.67 billion. Year-over-year, that was a 83 percent jump in revenue, from $13.5 billion in sales in fiscal Q2...

iBuyPower Builds Three New Systems Around AMD's New Radeon Graphics Cards

iBuyPower Builds Three New Systems Around AMD's New Radeon Graphics Cards

It didn't take boutique system iBuyPower long to pounce on AMD's recently released Radeon HD 6450, HD 6570, and HD 6670 graphics cards (see our evaluation of the latter two here) . These are entry-level graphics cards intended for OEMs, and iBuyPower is putting them to good use by building a trio of affordable gaming rigs around them. "We...

Questions of Compatibility: AMD, AM3, and Bulldozer

Questions of Compatibility: AMD, AM3, and Bulldozer

It's been several weeks since Asus announced that certain socket AM3 motherboards would support AMD's upcoming Bulldozer processors. Since then, we've turned up additional rumors on the nature of such support. MSI has also announced its own plans to retrofit some existing AM3 boards with Bulldozer compatibility. What follows is the general...

Toshiba Introduces Regza AT300 Tablet For Japan

Toshiba Introduces Regza AT300 Tablet For Japan

At a recent news conference, Toshiba said it plans to launch its first tablet computer in Japan in June where it will be known as the Regza AT300. An official name for the US launch of this tablet has not been announced, though many reports believe it will be known as the Toshiba Thrive. A global launch for the tablet is expected around the...

MSI Plays Above the Rim, Bundles NBA 2K11 with Select Graphics Cards

MSI Plays Above the Rim, Bundles NBA 2K11 with Select Graphics Cards

The NBA playoffs are underway, and if you're a basketball fan, there's been plenty to keep you entertained. Last night, for example, the Boston Celtics again edged out the New York Knicks for a 2-0 series lead on their way to an 18th championship (that's right, we just predicted the Celtics will go all the way), the Orlando Magic Magic took...

Acer Readies Aspire One 722 Netbook with AMD Inside

Acer Readies Aspire One 722 Netbook with AMD Inside

Tablets and eBook readers and smartphones, oh my! Is there any room left for netbooks, the forgotten hero of yesteryear? Of course there is, and to prove it, Acer is coming out with a new netbook that wanders off the beaten path in more ways than one. For starters, you won't find an Intel Atom processor inside Acer's upcoming Aspire One 722....

Motorola’s Bionic Smartphone May Launch Later Than Originally Expected

Motorola’s Bionic Smartphone May Launch Later Than Originally Expected

Motorola’s next hot smartphone for Verizon Wireless, the Droid Bionic, could be facing delays. According to Reuters, Motorola Mobility has changed the launch target date for the Bionic to this summer. A summer launch could potentially mean the phone will make its debut a quarter later than originally expected. In January, Motorola promised...

HBO Go About to Go Mobile

HBO Go About to Go Mobile

The HBO Go service, launched in February 2010, which allows customers of DirecTV, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, and more to catch up on their HBO favorites over the Web, is about to go mobile, which makes sense based on its name. The company has teased iPad, iPhone, and Android viewing in an HBO video posted on YouTube late last week. The video...

MSI Brings LucidLogix Partnership To Z68 Mainboards

MSI Brings LucidLogix Partnership To Z68 Mainboards

LucidLogix sure has been making waves this year. The company's making even more of that with their newest announcement, one that involves a partnership with MSI to bring Lucid Virtu support to MSI Z68 motherboards. Z68 seems to be all the rage these days, referencing Intel's first chipsets to natively support USB 3.0. And now with this, these...

Kingston Tempts Corporate Users With DataTraveler 4000-Managed USB Flash Drive

Kingston Tempts Corporate Users With DataTraveler 4000-Managed USB Flash Drive

There are flash drives, and then there's this. Kingston has had their feet in the entierprise market for years now, and while they're obviously responsible for a number of the more traditional USB keys, the newest is definitely meant for the pros. The company's new "Managed" government-level secure USB key is tailored for use by corporate...

Hitachi GST Ships Stylish Touro Hard Drives

Hitachi GST Ships Stylish Touro Hard Drives

Hitachi GST is a well-known storage company, but are they really known for style? They are now. The company's new line of USB 3.0 Touro Pro Desktop and Mobile HDDs are about as slick as they come, and each includes two levels of protection -- local backup and cloud storage. This unit is also shipping with the company's cloud access software,...

Netgear Offers New ProSafe Enterprise-Class Networking Gear

Netgear Offers New ProSafe Enterprise-Class Networking Gear

New gear? Check? New networking gear? Double check. New Netgear...networking gear? That's the stuff, and a whole host of it is being introduced this week. Catering somewhat to enterprise users with their latest releases, Netgear has just announced the new ProSafe Wireless N Access Point (WNAP320) and the NETGEAR ProSafe Dual Band Wireless...

MSI Intros 24" AE2410 All-In-One PC With Sandy Bridge

MSI Intros 24" AE2410 All-In-One PC With Sandy Bridge

Another day comes forward, and another MSI all-in-one does as well. Like clockwork, MSI is pushing out yet another AIO PC, with the AE2410 being the latest. This is a 24" affair with a 1080p panel, use of the Sandy Bridge platform, a second-generation Core i CPU option, two USB 3.0 ports and a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. The screen,...

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook Starts Shipping

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook Starts Shipping

Know what today is? It's yet another busy Tuesday in the tech world, and part of that is due to Research In Motion shipping their first tablet. The QNX-based BlackBerry PlayBook has been in the works for months upon months. We've known about its existence since the end of last year, and with reviews just hitting the Web this week, it's now...

iTunes 10.2.2 Update Fixes iPad Syncing Snafu

iTunes 10.2.2 Update Fixes iPad Syncing Snafu

iTunes has been updated to version 10.2.2 and includes a few minor bug fixes, one of which is an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when syncing an iPad. It wouldn't have been so bad except that Apple insists on maintaining tight integration between its mobile products and iTunes software. Version 10.2.2 also addresses a few other...

Samsung Sells Hard Drive Business to Seagate for $1.375 Billion

Samsung Sells Hard Drive Business to Seagate for $1.375 Billion

Well that was fast. A day after an anonymous source told The Wall Street Journal that Samsung was shopping its hard drive business in hopes of raising $1.5 billion, the electronics maker found a buyer. Seagate today announced a "broad strategic alignment" with Samsung that, among other things, will give Seagate control of Samsung's struggling...

Second Analyst Says iPhone 5 Production Pushed to September

Second Analyst Says iPhone 5 Production Pushed to September

An Avian Securities research note earlier this month stated that mass production of the iPhone 5 won't begin until September, pointing to a later 2011 or early 2012 launch. A new note on Monday, April 18, issued by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with Concord Securities echoes that information, and offers purported details of the iPhone 5, as well. Kuo...

Microsoft's Office 365 Opens For Beta Testing

Microsoft's Office 365 Opens For Beta Testing

Ever tried Microsoft's Office 365? Now you can! The company's long-awaited cloud productivity suite is now ready to be used, with the service opening up on Sunday night for beta use. Final launch is still slated for sometime later in the year, but this opening is a major step towards that goal. Office 365 is designed to help small, medium...

US DoE Repurposes Robot To Help Japan's Cleanup Efforts

US DoE Repurposes Robot To Help Japan's Cleanup Efforts

The massive earthquake, and resulting tsunami, that struck Japan in March is still fresh in the minds of those who populate the island nation, and the after-effects will be felt for months and months to come. But one of the most beautiful things about technology is how it enables one to lend a hand to another. Maybe it's a comforting e-mail....

Google Video Shutting Down Next Month

Google Video Shutting Down Next Month

Did Google just eat one of its own? With Google's takeover of YouTube, it's pretty clear that there's no real need for multiple video services under one roof. YouTube has become a dominant force in the industry, and even Google Video isn't a household name in the way that YouTube is. This week, Google decided to shudder Google Video, and an...

Dell Offers New Servers, Storage Gear, Networking Equipment

Dell Offers New Servers, Storage Gear, Networking Equipment

Listen up, small businesses -- Dell's looking out for you as well. The company best known by consumers for their Inspiron line of notebooks has a biz-savvy side too, with new offerings in the server storage department being introduced today. The company's also revealed their First Server guide for entrepreneurs, as well as new server offerings,...

Ticketmaster To Intro Dynamic Pricing Tool For Tickets

Ticketmaster To Intro Dynamic Pricing Tool For Tickets

Well, this is sure to upset some people. Ticketmaster has been one of the "necessary evils" in the ticket business for a long, long time. Average artists don't like 'em, average consumers don't like 'em. It's hard to find anyone actually with a glowing thing to say about Ticketmaster. And now, there's even more reason to complain. The company...

AMD Radeon HD 6670 and 6570 Mainstream GPUs

AMD Radeon HD 6670 and 6570 Mainstream GPUs

A couple of weeks ago, AMD took the wraps off of the Radeon HD 6450, an affordable DirectX 11-class graphics card targeted at users looking to upgrade from basic, integrated graphics solutions. We posted a quick look at the Radeon HD 6450 in our news, and while the card wasn’t a barnburner, it was certainly a step up from integrated...

Alienware Teaser Emerges Alongside M14x Gaming Notebook

Alienware Teaser Emerges Alongside M14x Gaming Notebook

What's Alienware cooking up? The company is glad you're interested, and they got a killer teaser to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. The new "Alienware Arena" section is encouraging consumers to "Discover" what's next, and in just over 11 hours from right now, you'll "be the first to know." The company's touting this as an "important...

Dev-Team Releases Untethered Jailbreak For iOS 4.3.2

Dev-Team Releases Untethered Jailbreak For iOS 4.3.2

We wouldn't recommend jailbreaking your iPhone 4 if you aren't totally familiar with what kind of craziness could break loose should something go wrong, but if you're all clear, there's some tantalizing news out tonight from the Dev-Team. The team has just broken loose the iPhone 4, running on iOS 4.3.2 (the newest iOS release). iPad 2 users...

Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Likeness to iDevices

Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Likeness to iDevices

Wowsers! It's not often that courtroom battles are interesting, but we're guessing that this is one of those rare occasions where it will indeed have the eye of the tech world for some time to come. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple (yes, the company that makes the iPad) has just sued Samsung Electronics (yes, the company that makes...

MSI Announces Newly Designed C Series Notebooks

MSI Announces Newly Designed C Series Notebooks

MSI claims it was inspired by top-of-the-line luxury sedans when redesigning the newest additions to its C-Series of notebooks, the silver CX640-071US and black CR640-035US. Both are 15.6-inch notebooks built around Intel's Core i3 2310M processor, with the former boasting Nvidia's GeForce GT 520M graphics with Optimus technology and the latter...

Kyocera Echo Lands At Sprint

Kyocera Echo Lands At Sprint

Kyocera and Sprint are teaming up to offer an Android experience unlike what you’ll get on any other smartphone. The new Kyocera Echo, the nation’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone, is now available for $199.99 after a two-year contract. The Echo features two high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays that can be used...

Wii Price Cut Sparks Second Generation Wii Console Rumors

Wii Price Cut Sparks Second Generation Wii Console Rumors

The rumor mill is buzzing with chatter about Nintendo's Wii console and whether a second generation device is on the horizon. It all started last month when Nintendo America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, made it pretty clear that the successor to the Wii would not adopt 3D, leading some to wonder if Nintendo was working on a new console. Things...

Verizon Wireless Introduces MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Verizon Wireless Introduces MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless announced the MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot for the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. As the next-generation of the Novatel Wireless MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, the new MiFi 4510L lets you share your LTE connection with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. The MiFi 4510L also has a new status display...

Samsung Mulls Selling Hard Disk Drive Business

Samsung Mulls Selling Hard Disk Drive Business

The suits over at Samsung have an important decision to make. Should the company hang onto its hard disk drive (HDD) business even though it's losing money and hope for greener pastures on the horizon, or cut its losses by selling off the unit and using the cash to invest in other areas? Citing "a person familiar with the matter," this is...

Need Your E-book Autographed?  Soon, There Will Be an App for That

Need Your E-book Autographed? Soon, There Will Be an App for That

With the news that e-books are now the top format for reading as of February 2011, comes a problem for some. How do you get an autographed copy of an e-book? Some have resorted to having their Kindle or iPad case signed, but that's hardly ideal. A better solution is coming, however. It's called Autography, and it's a iOS app. Here's how it...

HTC Thunderbolt 4G Android Smartphone Review

HTC Thunderbolt 4G Android Smartphone Review

HTC was the first manufacturer to provide a 4G phone though a US carrier when it shipped the HTC EVO 4G from Sprint. At the end of last year, HTC promised it would once again be the first to 4G with another carrier. And days later, the company announced the Thunderbolt smartphone with Verizon Wireless. It's been a few months since the announcement,...

Amped Wireless AV3000 Brings Your A/V Components Online

Amped Wireless AV3000 Brings Your A/V Components Online

Networking solutions are a dime-a-dozen these days, but Amped Wireless has a new solution that's actually far more useful and practical than most. The company's new A/V Net Connect is a home Wi-Fi network bridge for audio and video devices, enabling network connectivity for things like Blu-ray players, game consoles and TVs. The AV3000, as...

Acer Brings AS2040 and AMS 2000 Storage Systems To Enterprise

Acer Brings AS2040 and AMS 2000 Storage Systems To Enterprise

Acer may be more of a household name due to their consumer lineups, but the company has a hand in the enterprise sector as well. This week, they're extending their U.S. service and storage offerings with the AS2040 and AMS 2000 storage systems. Both of them are being introduced in conjunction with Hitachi Data Systems, and networking connectivity...

Georgia Tech Creates 3D Scanner iPhone App

Georgia Tech Creates 3D Scanner iPhone App

For just about anything you need to do on the mobile side, "there's an App for that." It's a saying that has been beaten to death, but it's sticking around because it's largely true. For just about anything, you can find something to do the trick in Apple's App Store. Georgia Tech has just issued a new 3D Scanner iPhone App, and it's said...

ZOTAC Introduces GeForce GT 520 Graphics Card

ZOTAC Introduces GeForce GT 520 Graphics Card

New GPU? Yes, please! NVIDIA's been on a roll here lately, pushing out one GPU after another in rapid succession. The company's latest is the GeForce GT 520, using one of NVIDIA's newest low/mid-range cores to provide a boost in power to those who aren't willing to pay for any of the hardcore cards that are tempting enthusiasts today. The...

T-Mobile USA Intros $79.99 Unlimited Everything Plan

T-Mobile USA Intros $79.99 Unlimited Everything Plan

For the longest time, Sprint's "Simply Everything" plan was the cheapest overall "everything included" calling plan offered by one of the four major U.S. carriers. But now, T-Mobile USA is encroaching, and you have to wonder if this new plan will be folded or pushed over when the AT&T takeover occurs. The company's newest calling plan...

IOGEAR Reveals USB-To-HD (DVI/HDMI) Adapter

IOGEAR Reveals USB-To-HD (DVI/HDMI) Adapter

USB really is universal. The port has been used for an untold number of things in the computing universe, and more recently, accessory makers have figure out how to transmit video signals through the same cable that's more commonly used to connect printers and scanners. IOGEAR is one of those companies, recently introducing a USB-to-HD adapter...

E-book Sales Top All Other Book Format Types in February

E-book Sales Top All Other Book Format Types in February

In late January, Amazon.com announced that for the first time, paperbacks were outsold by e-books at its site (hardbacks had been eclipsed six months before). On Thursday, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) made it official overall: e-books are now the most popular U.S. reading format. According to the AAP's report on February 2011...

Sony Ships Newest Connected Line Of BRAVIA HDTVs

Sony Ships Newest Connected Line Of BRAVIA HDTVs

There's been a good amount of time between the last real wave of new HDTV shipments, and while the next Super Bowl is a very long way out, Sony's new BRAVIA TV line won't wait. The company has just announced shipments of a redefined HDTV line, complete with an updated Netflix interface and an expanded online offering library. Among the 37...

Portal 2 Detailed For PlayStation 3 Launch

Portal 2 Detailed For PlayStation 3 Launch

Portal 2. By this point, you've probably heard just about enough of Valve's upcoming mystery / brain-twister, but if you aren't a hardcore PC gamer, you may be wondering if there's anything out there for you. Lucky for you, there is. Portal 2 for PlayStation 3 has just been detailed, with the parent company detailing the Steam launch details...

Cricket Makes Muve Music Available To Even More Customers

Cricket Makes Muve Music Available To Even More Customers

Cricket recently made Muve Music service available to new Cricket markets across the nation. With the new additions, Muve Music is now available to 85 percent of the company's customers. For $55 per month, Muve Music provides unlimited voice, text, Web, video, unlimited music downloads to the mobile phone, and more. The new Muve Music markets...

Toys 'R' Us Begins Selling iPad 2s

Toys 'R' Us Begins Selling iPad 2s

ToyToys 'R Us, which has sold iPods for quite some time, is hopping onto the hot "magical" Apple tablet bandwagon. Toys 'R Us will begin selling the iPad 2 on Sunday, April 17, and it's no secret, either: Toys 'R Us has a shopping page up on the Web. The page lists those locations will that have availability on Sunday, but the quantity will...

Promise Keeper Smartphone App Tattles When You Don't Exercise

Promise Keeper Smartphone App Tattles When You Don't Exercise

New Year's Resolutions. By the second week of the month, they're long forgotten. It's strange that people make these promises to themselves and never keep them, but Reebok has a better idea: implement technology into the fold in order to keep you on track with your goals. The show and apparel company has just released Reebok The Promise Keeper,...

Best Buy Shrinking Store Space By 10% Over Next 3-5 Years

Best Buy Shrinking Store Space By 10% Over Next 3-5 Years

Recently, it was reported that Wal-mart stores would begin carving the size of their electronics department due to shrinking sizes of gadgets, and now it feels like Best Buy is following suit. Now that Circuit City no longer exists (that's STILL hard to believe!), Best Buy has become the go-to big box retailer when it comes to electronics....

Verizon Unveils 25 New FiOS TV Interactivity Features

Verizon Unveils 25 New FiOS TV Interactivity Features

Verizon's FiOS TV is getting better, for those that have it. Of course, it remains to be seen if the company will ever expand their roadmap and blaze a FiOS trail to even more states, but if you're lucky enough to have access, you'll have 25 new upgrades coming your way. The company's calling this the next-generation of FiOS TV, complete with...

Skype for Android Vulnerability Exposes User Info

Skype for Android Vulnerability Exposes User Info

Skype posted a warning on Friday, indicating that their Android app has a security vulnerability. Malicious third-party apps can access locally stored Skype files. These files include cached profile information and instant messages. Android Police appears to be the first to discover the vulnerability. Interestingly, it appears that the vulnerability...

LightSquared Gears Up For 4G Rollout, Wireless Competition

LightSquared Gears Up For 4G Rollout, Wireless Competition

LightSquared isn't a company that's a household name right now, but it should be. And it will be soon most likely. A new report suggests that the upstart communications company is poised to build out a nationwide 4G network, which would obviously compete with the networks out there already: WiMAX and LTE. Currently, the company owns a big...

Google Forces YouTube Piracy Violators To Attend "Copyright School"

Google Forces YouTube Piracy Violators To Attend "Copyright School"

Here's a silly one to get you smiling on a Saturday. YouTube and parent company Google has been toughening up their copyright laws lately, and if you violate them, you'll now be required to attend "copyright school" and pass a test afterwards before any additional uploads are allowed. It may sound comedic and childish, but actually, it sounds...

AVG Launches AVG Family Safety To Give Families Peace Of Mind

AVG Launches AVG Family Safety To Give Families Peace Of Mind

AVG launched AVG Family Safety, a new application that is designed to help parents protect their children online. AVG Family Safety acts as a virtual guardian for children by letting parents create age-appropriate settings and profiles for each child in the home. These profiles can be adjusted as the child gets older and as their digital behavior...

MeeGo To Be Picked Up For Smartphone Use By LG?

MeeGo To Be Picked Up For Smartphone Use By LG?

MeeGo started out with such promise. It was a combined effort between Nokia and Intel, and it looked like it would soon become the go-to operating system for tablets and MIDs in the years ahead. But then, something happened. Something called iOS and Android, two operating systems that found their way onto tablets and have since dominated the...

New Zealand Outlaws Illegal File Sharing Online

New Zealand Outlaws Illegal File Sharing Online

Is peer-to-peer file sharing wrong? Is it illegal? Is it a crime to engage in it? If you're just casually reading that, you may say: "Of course!" But read it once again. We didn't specifically say which kind of file sharing; just file sharing in general. Different story! Thankfully, we're still not living in a world where P2P is outright forbidden...

Sprint Gets Direct Carrier Billing Support In Android

Sprint Gets Direct Carrier Billing Support In Android

A couple of other U.S. carriers have had this option for some time now, but Sprint remained outside of the "Android Carrier Billing" loop. Until this week! Based on a report over at Android Developers, Direct Carrier Billing is now in place for Sprint users, which allows people to bill their Android Market purchases to their Sprint bill, making...

18: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - MainGear Tour!

18: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - MainGear Tour!

This week on Two and a Half Geeks, Dave and Marco visit the worldwide headquarters of MainGear Computers for a really cool factory tour and a look at how the company builds its ultra cool SHIFT gaming and other desktop PCs. MainGear is the top sponsor and manufacturer for HotHardware's 3D Killer Gaming Rig Spring Fling Sweepstakes,...

Apple's iOS 4.3.2 Update Unfreezes FaceTime

Apple's iOS 4.3.2 Update Unfreezes FaceTime

Good news if you've been annoyed with your mobile Apple device for one reason or another related to the software. Apple this week released its iOS 4.3.2 software update for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (third and fourth generation), and iPad 1 and 2. There are a number of fixes in the update, including one that addresses a FaceTime...

MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III Tackles Temps with Propeller Blade Technology

MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III Tackles Temps with Propeller Blade Technology

MSI sure does seem infatuated with its Twin Frozr III cooling solution, which has been appearing on a number of the board maker's graphics cards. That's not a bad thing, considering MSI claims big temp reductions due in part to the cooler's propeller blade technology. The newest card to get the Twin Frozr III makeover is the N570GTX Power...

Nintendo Planning New Console Announcement at E3: Report

Nintendo Planning New Console Announcement at E3: Report

If you were wondering, like many, why Nintendo would announce a price cut of the Nintendo Wii (down to $150) in May, just a month before E3 (although the price cut is still just a rumor), this could be the answer. GameInformer is reporting that it has been told by "multiple" (naturally, anonymous) sources that Nintendo intends to announce...

Acer Reveals 23- And 27-inch 3D Monitors

Acer Reveals 23- And 27-inch 3D Monitors

Acer unveiled two new widescreen 3D LCD displays. The Acer HN274H is the first 27-inch LED monitor to support both HDMI 3D and NVIDIA 3D Vision solutions. This display offers a 100 million: 1 contrast ratio. The monitor comes with a pair of NVIDIA 3D glasses with active 3D shutter technology. The monitor has a built-in IR emitter, so no external...

Intel And Micron Introduce Industry's Smallest, Most Advanced 20-Nanometer Process

Intel And Micron Introduce Industry's Smallest, Most Advanced 20-Nanometer Process

Intel and Micron introduced a finer 20-nanometer (nm) process technology for manufacturing NAND flash memory. This new process produces an 8GB multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash device that is ideal for use in smartphones, tablets, SSDs and more. The new 20nm 8GB device measures just 118mm, which requires about 30 to 40 percent less board space...

OmniVision OV12825 Sensor Brings 1080p/RAW To Cellphones

OmniVision OV12825 Sensor Brings 1080p/RAW To Cellphones

The megapixel race came to the cameraphone world months (even years) ago, and while the "race" has somewhat subsided, there's no question that optics are still a huge deal. OmniVision has been a major player in cameraphone optics, and this week they're introducing a high-end 12.6-megapixel mobile sensor with 1080p/60 HD video. And electronic...

MobileNavigator App Gains Augmented Reality And More

MobileNavigator App Gains Augmented Reality And More

Some say that the smartphone killed Cisco's Flip line of camcorders, and some would say that smartphone-based navigation systems are slowing killing the standalone GPS system. We still think those PNDs have life left in them yet, but Navigon's iPhone Navigation App definitely gives them a run for their money. MobileNavigator has been around...

Google Enables Custom Gmail Theme

Google Enables Custom Gmail Theme

If you're an avid Gmail user, you've probably surf through all of the Labs and settings by now, uncovering all sorts of special features that normal, non-hardcore users would never think to mess with. Google provides a lot of built-in themes to customize the way your email looks, but what if you want to customize it further? There haven't...

Microsoft Releases IE10 Preview Build

Microsoft Releases IE10 Preview Build

Didn't Microsoft just unveil Internet Explorer 9 a few months ago? Sure feels like it, but it's never to soon to start thinking about what's next, right? Right! At MIX 11 this week in Las Vegas, Microsoft revealed a preview build of IE10, despite the fact that IE9 just left beta months ago. What's new with Internet Explorer 10? Well, for one,...

Logitech's Video Monitoring Comes To iPad

Logitech's Video Monitoring Comes To iPad

If you're one of those ultra-paranoid type, well, there may be no hope for you. But if you just need to keep a closer eye on things from your iPad, Logitech is here to help. The new Logitech Alert app for iPad allows iPad owners to remotely view and manage a Logitech Alert Digital Home Security setup, and was designed to be a true mobile extension...

Powercolor Promises Superior Overclocking with HD 6950 Vortex II Edition

Powercolor Promises Superior Overclocking with HD 6950 Vortex II Edition

Every overclocker knows the number one enemy to their way of life is heat. High temps are the bane of every overclocking enthusiast, and unless you can keep your components cool, you won't have much luck pushing the pedal to the metal. It's true of every component, including videocards, which is why we're excited to see Powercolor promoting...

SoftLayer Expands Solid State Drive Offerings

SoftLayer Expands Solid State Drive Offerings

SoftLayer Technologies announced the availability of MICRON RealSSD P300 solid state drives (SSDs) in 50GB, 100GB, and 200GB capacities. The new SSDs provide reliable and secure enterprise-class storage ideal for high-performance and data-intensive applications such as databases. The SSDs use the SATA III 6Gbps interface and feature single-level...

Wyse Introduces Remote Desktop App For Android

Wyse Introduces Remote Desktop App For Android

Wyse Technology launched the latest version of its mobile virtualization app, PocketCloud for Android. With the new version 1.2, you’ll get a Honeycomb-inspired interface that is designed with the larger screen of tablets in mind. Some of the latest features include new layouts, navigation and user interface elements. The tablet-optimized...

Would You Buy an Apple Brand HDTV?

Would You Buy an Apple Brand HDTV?

You've heard of Apple TV, the $99 set-top box that allows you to rent movies and TV shows, watch Netflix titles, and stream photos and music from your home network to your living room television set. But what would you think about an Internet-connected HDTV built and branded by Apple? According to online chatter, this is exactly what Apple...

PCMark 7 Gets Dated, Available for Preorder

PCMark 7 Gets Dated, Available for Preorder

Getting tired of staring at the same benchmarks every time you build a new PC or upgrade your gear? We have good news for you. Futuremark today announced that it will be releasing its PCMark 7 benchmark suite on May 3, 2011, which is less than three weeks away. As with most of Futuremark's software, there will be multiple versions to choose...

TomTom Touts New Safety Features

TomTom Touts New Safety Features

Personal Navigation Devices are great for getting from point A to point B, but what about keeping you safe? It's a major concern, of course, and TomTom is working to make it even more of a priority. The company has this week revealed their Active Driver Feedback and WEBFLEET OptiDrive, two new features focused at further increasing TomTom’s...

Asus G73SW Sandy Bridge Gaming Notebook Review

Asus G73SW Sandy Bridge Gaming Notebook Review

Now in its third generation, the G73SW represents an architectural upgrade to what was already a powerful mobile PC. The goal remains the same, which is to recreate the desktop experience in a portable form factor. Whether you need to hammer out a spreadsheet, encode a Blu-ray video, or frag some foes at a LAN party, the G73SW promises to...

IBM Works To Make Traffic Smarter And Smoother

IBM Works To Make Traffic Smarter And Smoother

What exactly is IBM, these days? Since dropping the ThinkPad line off at the doorstep of Lenovo, the company has strayed from the consumer realm. These days, they're focusing mostly on services and enterprise, not to mention a little thing by the name of Watson. But the company has made sure to make one thing very clear: they're out to make...

G-Technology HDD Line Gains Thunderbolt Support At NAB

G-Technology HDD Line Gains Thunderbolt Support At NAB

NAB is usually about high-end broadcast gear, but this time, there's a whole ton of peripherals making their debut as well. Hitachi's G-Technology line of HDDs is expanding this year, with a new 3TB 7200RPM drive used across eight G-Technology high-performing external storage solutions for audio/video (A/V) pros. The other major news is the...

HP ePrint App Comes To iPhone

HP ePrint App Comes To iPhone

ePrint may not be as excited as, say, webOS 3.0, but it's still a blossoming service that has the potential to reshape how we think about printing. Printing is one of those functions that has been around forever, and has changed very little over the years. With ePrint, HP has evolved the function in a major way, and now they're connecting...

Garmin Reveals GPS-Enabled Forerunner 610 Touch Watch

Garmin Reveals GPS-Enabled Forerunner 610 Touch Watch

What happens when Garmin, a company traditionally associated with GPS units, tackles a watch? A GPS watch pops out! The company has actually produced a few GPS-enabled wristwatches in the past, but only this week have they introduced one with a touchscreen face. The new Forerunner 610 sports watch is the company's latest, and it's both weather-proof...

NMA News Lampoons the Latest Ceglia v. Facebook Events

NMA News Lampoons the Latest Ceglia v. Facebook Events

The folks at NMA (Next Media Animation) News have done it again, with another animated parody using their normal animation style. Their latest subject is the set of new developments in the Paul Ceglia and Facebook / Mark Zuckerberg dust-up. Ceglia sued Zuckerberg in July of 2010. He claimed that in 2003, Zuckerberg had agreed to give him a...

HTC Releases Full Sensation Launch Event Video

HTC Releases Full Sensation Launch Event Video

The HTC Sensation, formerly known as the Pyramid, was introduced on Tuesday at a launch event in London. The event was hosted by Florian Seiche, President of HTC Europe and Philip Blair, VP of Products and Services, and the company has released the video of the presentation. In addition to showing off the Sensation, it offered a look at HTC's...

FCC Looks To TV Spectrum To Boost Mobile Broadband

FCC Looks To TV Spectrum To Boost Mobile Broadband

The world belongs to the airwaves, and we're just breathing it all in. Or something like that. The FCC has been trying to figure out what to do with wireless spectrum for a few years now, first ushering in the analog-to-digital TV transition and then auctioning off unused 700MHz wireless spectrum. But now, the agency is saying that they need...

Razer, Intel And Tencent Form Alliance In China

Razer, Intel And Tencent Form Alliance In China

Heard of Razer? Heard of Intel? Heard of Tencent? Okay, two out of three isn't bad, but all three are vital in the formation of a new strategic partnership that's bringing together a key gaming lab in China. Today, the companies announced that Intel and Razer (two key companies in the formation of the Switchblade) would be working with encent,...

HP Targets Professionals With New Z210 Workstations

HP Targets Professionals With New Z210 Workstations

In addition to new mobile workstations added today, HP expanded its Z Workstation family by adding the HP Z210 Workstation which comes in convertible mini-tower (CMT) or highly compact small form factor (SFF) options. The HP Z210 models are designed to provide workstation-class reliability for an affordable price. The HP Z210 SFF is 65% smaller...

AT&T And LG Introduce First Smartphone For GoPhone

AT&T And LG Introduce First Smartphone For GoPhone

LG and AT&T are teaming up to offer the first smartphone for AT&T’s prepaid offering GoPhone. With this smartphone, customers will be able to choose from new data packages without having to commit to a long-term commitment. The new LG Thrive and its post-paid counterpart, the LG Phoenix, will be available on April 17. Both phones...

HP Promises Performance With New Mobile Workstations

HP Promises Performance With New Mobile Workstations

HP introduced a new lineup of mobile workstations for users who need the performance of a workstation with the portability and convenience of a notebook. The HP EliteBook 8760w, 8560w and 8460w feature second-generation Intel Core i7 and i5 dual- and quad-core processors and support up to 32 GB of RAM. As HP’s most powerful mobile workstation,...

Toshiba Wipe Auto Decimates Your Encrypted Data

Toshiba Wipe Auto Decimates Your Encrypted Data

Toshiba today announced a new self-encrypting disk technology that promises to nuke your sensitive data should it fall into the wrong hands. It's called "Wipe Technology," a proprietary suite of security functions that add a new layer of protection to data storage and IT equipment. Using Toshiba's Wipe technology, users can determine a range...

Walmart Scaling Back Electronics Department to Make Room for Fishing Poles

Walmart Scaling Back Electronics Department to Make Room for Fishing Poles

You may have noticed a larger electronics section in your local Wally World. That's because over the past couple of years, Walmart devoted about 20 percent more floor space to push home entertainment items, and in particular television sets. But with consumers showing little interest in 3D TVs, and with popular electronic gadgets shrinking...

Xoom Cases Spotted in Sprint Store Databases

Xoom Cases Spotted in Sprint Store Databases

While Verizon will later this quarter issue a free upgrade to current Motorola Xoom owners, giving them LTE 4G capability, Sprint looks to be close to an out-of-the-box 4G WiMax-equipped Xoom, according to a new report. Aside from the Verizon version, the only other Motorola Xoom version to be launched to date has been a wi-fi only version....

Cisco to Can Flip Video Line in Restructuring Move

Cisco to Can Flip Video Line in Restructuring Move

Despite new products and even a proprietary accessory port announced last year, with smartphones and tablets that can record video, some of them at a higher resolution, Cisco has thrown in the towel, and decided to end its line of Flip Video camcorders. Cisco announced a number of other moves in a press release about a restructuring of its...

Eye-Fi Launches Direct Mode With 8GB Mobile X2 SD Card

Eye-Fi Launches Direct Mode With 8GB Mobile X2 SD Card

Hearing that Flip's camcorder line was being shut down today by Cisco was quite the shock. But when you look at a company like Eye-Fi, one has to wonder what makes one niche startup more viable than the other. Eye-Fi has been an underground success story, never quite hitting the mainstream, but obviously popular enough amongst the tech junkies...

VUDU Switches On In-Browser Movie Streaming

VUDU Switches On In-Browser Movie Streaming

VUDU has remained one of the only movie streaming services that deliver true 1080p material. The vast majority of them peak at 720p, but VUDU XL is 1080p. And proud of it. But even VUDU knows that the web is the future, and if you aren't streaming through a browser, you're missing out on a major chunk of the market. The company has this week...

DirecTV Giving Pay-TV Subscribers HBO Go And MAX Go

DirecTV Giving Pay-TV Subscribers HBO Go And MAX Go

There's no question that Internet TV has changed the entire entertainment landscape. Pay-TV providers don't have the assurances they once had, and now they're branching out and providing all sorts of extra services in an effort to entice consumers to stay who might otherwise ditch cable / satellite and rely solely on Hulu / Netflix for their...

JBL's On Air Wireless Speaker Dock Ships With AirPlay Support

JBL's On Air Wireless Speaker Dock Ships With AirPlay Support

Apple's AirPlay service is definitely becoming one of the more popular protocols in the A/V space, and while it's certainly a long ways from being as mainstream as something like Bluetooth, the simple fact that Apple's name is on it is giving it serious mindshare. Harman Audio has just introduced a new JBL product, and obviously the key feature...

Sprint Music Plus Debuts, Powered By RealNetworks

Sprint Music Plus Debuts, Powered By RealNetworks

Does the mobile realm really need another way to download music? Competition is almost always a good thing for consumers, but we're guessing that Sprint's new service will have a tough time rivaling the likes of iTunes. Sprint Music Plus is the new service, powered by RealNetworks and capable of delivering ringtones and songs. All of the content...

Hisense And AMIMON Team Up On WHDI Wireless Streaming Accessories

Hisense And AMIMON Team Up On WHDI Wireless Streaming Accessories

Wirelessly streaming HD has been possible for years now, but until recently, most devices that accomplish that goal required a hefty down payment. Those solutions weren't for the everyman, and instead catered to homeowners with loads to spend on a wire-free home theater. But these days, things are different. Technology has evolved to a point...

HTC Unveils Sensation 4G Smartphone For T-Mobile

HTC Unveils Sensation 4G Smartphone For T-Mobile

HTC announced the HTC Sensation 4G through T-Mobile. Some of the HTC Sensation 4G's features include a 4.3-inch widescreen super LCD display, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon  1.2 GHz processor, and an aluminum unibody design. The HTC Sensation 4G will also be the first smartphone to offer HTC Watch...

Valve's Final Portal 2 Teaser Video Caps Things Off...Nicely

Valve's Final Portal 2 Teaser Video Caps Things Off...Nicely

Well, one thing is for sure. If Valve doesn't sell a ton of Portal 2 copies, they'll be in debt for advertising for quite some time. The company is really going all-out. There are entire city buses in places like Chicago where vinyl wraps for the game are covering public transportation, and the company has obviously spent a lot of time creating...

Toshiba Introduces Thin And Light Laptops For Business Professionals

Toshiba Introduces Thin And Light Laptops For Business Professionals

Toshiba announced a new range of high-performance business laptops that feature thin, light and highly-durable designs. Under the hood, the new Tecra and Portégé laptops feature 2nd generation Intel Core processors, 7,200 RPM hard drives or a 128GB Solid State Drive and optional AMD Radeon discrete graphics with 1GB of dedicated...

Intel Announces New Z670 For Tablets

Intel Announces New Z670 For Tablets

Intel is on record as talking about MIDs, netbooks, and the device ecosystem it envisioned in between long before much of the current tablet craze, but the company has been oddly quiescent in recent months. Talk of dual-core ARM-based products, from Tegra to the iPad 2, has dominated the industry, with scarcely a peep from Intel. As of now,...

Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System and HS1A Headset

Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System and HS1A Headset

Although the idea of a 2.1 speaker system isn’t terribly exciting to some users in this era of multi-channel gaming audio and 5.1 channel speaker systems, the technology employed by the Corsair SP2500 2.1 channel speaker system is intriguing. Not only that, but the simple fact of the matter is, most PC users don’t have the right...

First Authorized Steve Jobs Bio Confirmed

First Authorized Steve Jobs Bio Confirmed

Simon & Schuster has announced that, for the first time, an authorized biography of Steve Jobs will be published in early 2012. The book is called "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" and is written by Walter Isaacson. Numerous unofficial biographies on the Apple CEO have been written. One parody biography was written as well, "Options: The Secret...

Adobe Launches Subscription-Based Software, CS 5.5 Production Premium

Adobe Launches Subscription-Based Software, CS 5.5 Production Premium

Adobe's Photoshop has to be one of the most well recognized image retooling programs on the market, and we doubt the company will be giving up that crown anytime soon. This week, they've announced the Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, described as a complete software solution for video and post-production that helps deliver content to...

Amazon Rolls Out Cheaper Kindle with Ads, Special Offers

Amazon Rolls Out Cheaper Kindle with Ads, Special Offers

Psst, you over there. Come closer. How would you like a brand new, never opened Kindle for $114? Yes, this is the third-generation Kindle, the letters are all in English, and no, it didn't fall off of a truck. What's that, you're still skeptical? Alright, there is a catch. In order to receive the $25 price break, you have to put up with special...

Robotics Merit Badge Gets Real: Geeks Unite!

Robotics Merit Badge Gets Real: Geeks Unite!

It's not often that you hear of the Boy Scouts of America making the tech news wires. So why now? Simple: a new merit badge. That new badge just so happens to be called "Robotics," and it's easily one of hippest things to happen to BSA in some time. The Scouts currently offer over 120 badges, but the newest is the most geek-friendly of all....

Google Gets Green Light To Proceed With ITA Acquisition

Google Gets Green Light To Proceed With ITA Acquisition

What would Google want with a flight search engine? Oh, it's not so hard to guess! Google's business is search, and by capitalizing on more and more aspects of search, Google's able to extract even more ad dollars. One area where Google has fallen behind others is travel. When you think of travel search, you don't really consider Google. You...

Qriocity Cloud Music Service Comes To PSP

Qriocity Cloud Music Service Comes To PSP

Convergence is the name of the game this year. While tablets are becoming computers and media players, Sony's PlayStation Portable is becoming more than just a gaming device. Qriocity is a service that has been touted by Sony for some time now, but in the past, it was only on non-mobile devices. But now, it's coming to PSP, and with that comes...

TI Gets New Four-Port USB 3.0 Host Controller Certified

TI Gets New Four-Port USB 3.0 Host Controller Certified

It has taken USB 3.0 a serious amount of time to really gain steam in the industry, but late really is better than never in this case. More and more machines are shipping with USB 3.0 support, and rumors are flying that next-gen Intel chipsets will support the protocol natively. Texas Instruments has today announced that it is the first semiconductor...

Lenovo Launches "Cloud-Ready" Enterprise Clients

Lenovo Launches "Cloud-Ready" Enterprise Clients

Nearly a month ago, we discussed Intel's concept of "micro servers" and detailed their position as cloud-providing products. It should come as scant surprise that OEMs have picked up on Intel's vision. Today, Lenovo is first out of the gate with what it calls "Cloud Ready Clients." The company claims these servers "are optimized to interact...

MSI Launches N560GTX-Ti Hawk Graphics Card

MSI Launches N560GTX-Ti Hawk Graphics Card

MSI is one of those companies that has little interest in simply slapping its brand on a reference videocard and calling it a day, and instead often opts to crank up clockspeeds and use custom cooling solutions. This design philosophy is underscored by MSI's new N560GTX-Ti Hawk edition videocard. The N560GTX-Ti Hawk comes equipped with the...

Windows 7 Ousts XP for Top Spot in the U.S.

Windows 7 Ousts XP for Top Spot in the U.S.

It appears that Microsoft has officially atoned for the debacle that was known as Vista. Don't get us wrong, Vista actually became a serviceable OS once the kinks were ironed out with its first Service Pack, but up until then, driver issues, poor file transfer performance, and networking headaches left XP users feeling vindicated in sticking...

Asus PA246Q ProArt 24-Inch LCD Monitor Review

Asus PA246Q ProArt 24-Inch LCD Monitor Review

When we heard Asus was coming out with a P-IPS display, we were a bit taken aback at the thought of Asus getting into the high end monitor game. But as the old cliche goes, there's a first time for everything, and the PA246Q ProArt 24-inch LCD monitor is Asus' first foray into the professional display market. Every other monitor Asus has come...

Blinkx Acquires Burst, Shakes Up Online Video

Blinkx Acquires Burst, Shakes Up Online Video

Online video is obviously exploding, and with portals like Hulu, it's becoming easier and easier to consume content without every turning on the television. This trend is causing a ton of ripple effects throughout the industry, and that goes for marketing agencies, too. One of the major issues with online video is money. It's easy to sell...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: MSI Radeon HD 6970 2GB Lightning Overclocked Video Card Review @ Tweaktown Memory and Storage: Crucial M4 / Micron C400 256GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews [Tech ARP] OCZ Enyo 64 GB Portable USB 3.0 Solid State Drive Review Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB Portable Drive Review @ EverythingUSB Verbatim Store'n'Go Netbook USB 16 GB @ techPowerUp...

WatchESPN App Brings Sports Content To iPhone And iPad

WatchESPN App Brings Sports Content To iPhone And iPad

While AMC Theaters puts up a fuss about major motion pictures coming to VoD systems too soon after their theatrical release, ESPN is getting with the program. It's obvious that consumers want more mobile ways to consume content, so rather than urging people to torrent shows by giving them no other option, ESPN has just launched a killer new...

Google Buys PushLife...For Use With Google Music?

Google Buys PushLife...For Use With Google Music?

Over the past few years, Google has seriously been on a roll of late. On a roll when it comes to acquisitions, that is. The company's latest acquisition is PushLife, a Canadian company that just so happens to be tightly linked with digital downloads on music. It's interesting timing to say the least; rumors have been furious of late regarding...

AMC Theaters Bucks Against Near-Term VoD Releases

AMC Theaters Bucks Against Near-Term VoD Releases

Can't say it's surprising, but theater owners are getting ready for a battle when it comes to Video-on-Demand. For years now, movie theaters, movie makers, and DVD resellers have been growing increasingly wary over VoD. Why? Because the window of time between a cinema release and a VoD release has been shrinking, and all the while, movie ticket...

iBoy Parody Shows What Happens to Old iDevices

iBoy Parody Shows What Happens to Old iDevices

April 1 has come and gone, and it's too bad this wasn't uploaded on that day. Eretz Nehederet is a satirical Israeli television show, and reportedly, on the 1st of April, the show covered the iBoy, a new product from the folks in Cupertino (at least, on April Fools' Day). When the son in the beginning of the spoof asks if his new brother is...

Sprint Folds Common Cents Prepaid Wireless Brand

Sprint Folds Common Cents Prepaid Wireless Brand

Well, another one's biting the dust. In a sense, anyway. MVNOs have had a terrible time catching on in America, and it's hard to pinpoint why. The 2-year contract model dominates, despite being one of the most consumer-unfriendly models we know of. That tantalizing up-front discount just keeps people coming back, despite the fact that no one...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: AMD's Radeon HD 6450 graphics card @ The Tech Report PowerColor HD 6870 PCS++ 1 GB @ techPowerUp Sapphire HD6790 Review @ OCC Powercolor Radeon HD 6790 Review by Ultimate Hardware ASUS HD 6870 DirectCU 1GB Video Card Review @ ThinkComputers.org AMD Radeon HD 6450 Launch Review @ Rage3D.com Gigabyte E350N-USB3 Review @ Neoseeker Memory...

Delkin's 32GB SDHC Card Is Faster Than Fast

Delkin's 32GB SDHC Card Is Faster Than Fast

When you're looking at Secure Digital cards, there's no question that you have loads of options. Tons of choices. Everywhere you look, there's another SD card. But when it comes to high-speed cards, your options get a bit more limited. Delkin's Elite 633 is one of those speedsters, claiming to be the fastest SDHC card on Planet Earth. According...

Packard Bell Announces Liberty Tab Android 3.0 Tablet

Packard Bell Announces Liberty Tab Android 3.0 Tablet

Packard Bell just doesn't have the same ring as it once did, but that's largely because PB's operations are focused outside of North America now. That said, it's still a label that people are generally familiar with, and you really know the bandwagon is hopping once a company like this announces their own Honeycomb tablet. Up until now, Motorola's...

"Sprint" Radar System Could Look Behind Walls

"Sprint" Radar System Could Look Behind Walls

This may not be a hardcore PC enthusiast news blip, but it's just too radical to overlook. When you think of Sprint, you probably think of Dan Hesse, a Simply Everything Plan, or a funky yellow logo. But do you think of in-wall radar systems? Cambridge Consultants, known as a design and development company, has today unveiled "Sprint," which...

Virtual Reality Might Help Stroke Patients

Virtual Reality Might Help Stroke Patients

Resent research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association shows virtual reality and other video games could lead to significant improvement in the arm strength of patients after a stroke. As a result, video games could prove to be an affordable as well as an enjoyable and effective way to help stroke victims as they're...

Verizon's iPad 2 Having Connectivity Issues, Apple's Looking Into It

Verizon's iPad 2 Having Connectivity Issues, Apple's Looking Into It

Not surprisingly, Apple's iPad 2 has been a tough one to get a handle on. They're largely still sold out everywhere, and as with the first iPad, this new one is proving to be quite the hot commodity. But for those who picked up the first iPad to have integrated Verizon WWAN capabilities (the first was simply paired with an external MiFi),...

Stealth PC Reveals Pricey LPC-670 LittePC Desktop

Stealth PC Reveals Pricey LPC-670 LittePC Desktop

Stealth has a long history of producing pint-sized PCs, and for whatever reason, they've usually been crazy expensive. Maybe it's because they're serving a niche, but whatever the reason, they aren't showing any signs of slowing down. The company's newest LPC-670 LittlePC measures 6.5" x 6" and less than 2" in height, and the most major update...

Anonymous Moves from Sony DDoS to Anti-Sony Facebook Event

Anonymous Moves from Sony DDoS to Anti-Sony Facebook Event

Rather than taking action against Sony that could affect end users, Anonymous is planning a public event that will target Sony stores in a 24-hour, in-store boycott around world on Saturday, April 16. The public Facebook event has more than 1,100 RSVPs at the time of this writing. The event is called Operation Sony and will begin at 12:00...

GoPro's 3D HERO System Straps A 1080p 3D Camcorder On Your Head

GoPro's 3D HERO System Straps A 1080p 3D Camcorder On Your Head

3D has clearly taken the consumer electronics universe by storm, and while the jury is still out on whether or not it's a fad that'll become a lasting trend, there's no question that companies are jumping onboard the bandwagon. GoPro is no different; they're best known for creating head-mountable cameras, and now they're adding something special...

LucidLogix Now Supports AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series GPUs

LucidLogix Now Supports AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series GPUs

The concept of pairing two totally different GPUs together in order to strive towards a common goal is a really radical one, and it's one that has been embraced by LucidLogix. This company is the one that comes to mind when you think of multi-core graphics from different vendors, as their HydraLogix read-time distributed processing engine...

Google Reportedly Planning "Major Overhaul" To YouTube, Added Content Focus

Google Reportedly Planning "Major Overhaul" To YouTube, Added Content Focus

Is YouTube on the verge of becoming the next Hulu? Probably not immediately, but a new Wall Street Journal report is shedding a bit of light onto a future that may include a certain amount of original content, obviously financed by Google. Recently, YouTube initialized a YouTube Live streaming feature, and it sounds like that's just the start...

T-Mobile USA Brings 4G (HSPA+) To 10 New U.S. Markets

T-Mobile USA Brings 4G (HSPA+) To 10 New U.S. Markets

4G is obviously the buzzword of the year in the mobile realm, and while carriers are pointing fingers and claiming that some companies aren't exactly being "truthful" with these claims, that's not stopping T-Mobile USA from saying that more 4G markets are being lit up. Granted, T-Mobile uses HSPA+ rather than WiMAX or LTE (two technologies...

Gaikai And Bigfoot Networks Team Up To "Crush" Cloud Latency

Gaikai And Bigfoot Networks Team Up To "Crush" Cloud Latency

It's all about the cloud, these days. Cloud gaming, cloud sharing, cloud music. You get the point. And cloud gaming in particularly is seeing a serious surge. OnLive, Impulse, GameStop and Spawn Labs have all been making waves lately, and now there's yet another company jockeying for position. Gaikai has just teamed up with Bigfoot Networks...

Time Warner Keeps Adding To iPad Channel Lineup

Time Warner Keeps Adding To iPad Channel Lineup

Time Warner Cable has experienced a number of hiccups with its (somewhat controversial) iPad app. Since there has been plenty of sour news around the web about the pulling of the channels and litigation, we were pleased to see the latest news from the company: it is adding seven more channels to the iPad lineup. The new channels include Oxygen,...

British Tabloid Slams 3DS, Fools Stupid People

British Tabloid Slams 3DS, Fools Stupid People

The Sun has published a number of stories regarding Nintendo's new 3DS system, in an apparent attempt to convince its key market of cataclysmically retarded-but-literate individuals that the device is a biohazard. The 3DS is blamed for making people dizzy and sick, with scientific evidence accrued from Twitter. In one particularly awesome...

Samsung Wi-Fi Only Galaxy Tab Now Shipping for $350

Samsung Wi-Fi Only Galaxy Tab Now Shipping for $350

Around this time last year, all we could do was talk about all the upcoming tablets that manufacturers kept teasing us about with press releases and leaked photos. What a difference a year makes. It's still slim pickings out there, but unlike last year, there's more than just Apple's iPad to choose from. If you're looking for something smaller...

Verizon iPad 2 Owner Up in Arms over Reboot Problem

Verizon iPad 2 Owner Up in Arms over Reboot Problem

Apple's second generation slate might be the belle of the tablet ball, but for some, it continues to be a headache inducing slate. Adding to the list of problems that plague the iPad 2, we're now hearing complaints that Verizon's 3G iPad 2 sometimes needs to be rebooted in order to connect to 3G after previously switching it off. The problem...

Time Warner Cable Files Request For Declaratory Judgment

Time Warner Cable Files Request For Declaratory Judgment

Not long after Time Warner Cable announced an app for the iPad that would enable consumers to play back live TV as well as play DVR'd television, the cable provider felt pressure to cut certain networks from its lineup. It did so in April, and has been working to add new channels ever since. Although the new offerings are certainly a step...

MSI Offers BIOS Upgrades To Support AMD AM3+ Multi-core Processors

MSI Offers BIOS Upgrades To Support AMD AM3+ Multi-core Processors

MSI announced its AMD AM3 motherboards as well as BIOS upgrades for MSI’s AM3 motherboards to enable support for AMD’s new generation AM3+ multi-core processors. Through the BIOS upgrades, MSI says users will be able to take full advantage of the power of AMD AM3+ multi-core processors without extra expenses. In addition to providing...

Samsung Launches Galaxy Prevail Froyo Smartphone On Boost Mobile

Samsung Launches Galaxy Prevail Froyo Smartphone On Boost Mobile

There was a time not too long ago where pretty much every Android phone was "high-end" in terms of price, and it was hard to find one for less than $199 on a 2-year contract. A lot changes in a couple of years. This week, Samsung and Boost Mobile took the opportunity to release the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, which is the first CDMA Android device...

17: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - April 8, 2011

17: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - April 8, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Dell Venue Android smartphone, AMD's new Radeon HD 6790 and 6450 budget graphics cards, Intel's upcoming 10-core Xeon processors for the enterprise and mission-critical applications, the new Intel SSD 320 series solid state drive, and details...

Acer Gets Stylish With Acer Aspire Z5761 All-In-One PC

Acer Gets Stylish With Acer Aspire Z5761 All-In-One PC

Acer's new Iconia Tab isn't the only new product that the company is whipping out this week, as they're also catering a bit to the desktop crowd. The Aspire Z5761 is their newest all-in-one PC, boasting a stylish design, the company's own TouchPortal, TouchCam, TouchMusic and TouchPhoto applications, and Clear.fi. If you aren't familiar with...

Harman Audio Reveals New Home Cinema Systems

Harman Audio Reveals New Home Cinema Systems

Looking for a new way to spruce up your home audio / home cinema experience? Without a solid surround sound system, your entire experience will likely be lacking. Which is precisely why Harman has just introduced a handful of new surround sound sets. The new BDS series features two integrated home entertainment systems, the Harman Kardon BDS...

Logitech Teams With ZAGG For Keyboard-Equipped iPad 2 Case

Logitech Teams With ZAGG For Keyboard-Equipped iPad 2 Case

Logitech has a long history of pumping out peripherals on their own, but for whatever reason they've decided to team up with yet another accessory maker for their newest device. The Logitech Keyboard Case is actually designed in cooperation with ZAGG, yet another peripheral maker, and it's actually one of the more unique options. It's an iPad...

Preorders Begin For Acer Iconia Tab A500 Tablet

Preorders Begin For Acer Iconia Tab A500 Tablet

Acer announced its new Iconia Tab A500. This tablet is the company’s first 10.1-inch tablet in the new Acer Iconia family. It runs on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 250 1GHz dual-core processor and integrated GeForce GPU. The Iconia Tab A500 features a 5MP rear-facing camera with a flash. There is also a 2MP...

Fujifilm Intros Finepix Z900 EXR Point-And-Shoot Camera

Fujifilm Intros Finepix Z900 EXR Point-And-Shoot Camera

New point and shoot cameras aren't hard to find. It seems that every other month or so, a company comes forward with another new model. Fujifilm's the latest to do so, with the Finepix Z900 EXR being a stylish new entry into the Z-series of compacts. This new model has a 16MP EXR CMOS sensor, a Fujinon 5x wide-angle lens (28-140mm equiv.),...

Anonymous Attacks Sony Over Lawsuit, Sony Yawns

Anonymous Attacks Sony Over Lawsuit, Sony Yawns

The online protest group Anonymous launched a DDoS attack against Sony yesterday in retaliation for the company's recent legal activity. Sony has continued to pursue legal action against George Hotz, the onetime iPhone and PS3 hacker. Hotz landed in hot water for his efforts to restore the PS3's ability to run Linux; both he and the hacker...

Linux Director Claims Bashing Microsoft Akin To Kicking A Puppy

Linux Director Claims Bashing Microsoft Akin To Kicking A Puppy

In a recent interview, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin declared Linux the victor in its decades-long war with Microsoft. Asked about the importance of MS as a continuing rival, Zemlin stated, "I think we just don't care that much [about Microsoft] anymore," Zemlin said. "They used to be our big rival, but now it's kind of like...

Living Fossil:  New Commodore 64 Trades On Nostalgia

Living Fossil: New Commodore 64 Trades On Nostalgia

It's been nearly 17 years since the Commodore 64 was officially discontinued, but the iconic system is being prepared for a relaunch. The Commodore brand was acquired last September by Barry Altman, with the specific intent of providing a system that no longer exists. "Thirty years ago computers were an all-in-one product, with the keyboard,...

Virgin Oceanic to Explore the Deepest Parts of the Oceans

Virgin Oceanic to Explore the Deepest Parts of the Oceans

There's a new "Virgin" around, and it's called Virgin Oceanic. Sir Richard Branson plans to explore, not commercialize, the ocean depths with his "Deep? Flight ?Challenger." Designed by Graham Hawkes, the "Deep? Flight ?Challenger" was originally commissioned by Sir Richard Branson's friend, the late Steve Fossett. Branson "intends to finish...

Microsoft Readies SP1 for Office for Mac 2011

Microsoft Readies SP1 for Office for Mac 2011

The first Service Pack for Office for Mac 2011 is about a week away, Microsoft announced this week in a blog post. The SP1 update will usher in increased stability, security, and some new features to the suite, including improved Outlook syncing support. Performance enhancements will also be part of the package. "Since there’s been so...

Velocity Micro's Raptor Signature Addition Now Shipping with Asetek 570LC Cooler

Velocity Micro's Raptor Signature Addition Now Shipping with Asetek 570LC Cooler

There was a time when pre-built machines mostly shipped with stock cooling solutions. Some still do, but in the realm of boutique system builders, third-party coolers are now the norm, and in particular those by Asetek. Case in point, Velocity Micro just announced that it's equipping its Raptor Signature Edition build with Asetek's 570LC self-contained...

Dell Venue Unlocked Android Smartphone Review

Dell Venue Unlocked Android Smartphone Review

Just a few years ago, virtually no one thought Dell would venture into the smartphone business. With the exception of a few stand-outs, Dell has always been fairly conservative with their products and had never really strayed too far from the PC and its associated peripherals and accessories, although they did make a few slick PDAs back in...

Grooveshark Gets the Boot; Sideloading to the Rescue?

Grooveshark Gets the Boot; Sideloading to the Rescue?

Google has booted the music app Grooveshark from the Android Market. While it's still unclear as to the exact reason that the app was kicked out, the theory is that it was booted because of pressure over possible copyright violations. Grooveshark is a service that allows free music streaming via files that its users have posted to the site....

Samsung Finally Makes 3D In The Home Somewhat Affordable

Samsung Finally Makes 3D In The Home Somewhat Affordable

And the fall begins. As with every other major technology, "time" usually is the best solution to high prices. As with PCs, CPUs, GPUs and HDTVs, time has also allowed the prices of HDDs and SSDs to fall. And even though 3D is the real rage these days, it's still not immune to price drops as time marches on. Samsung has this week introduced...

Toyota And Microsoft Partner Up To Improve In-Car Technology

Toyota And Microsoft Partner Up To Improve In-Car Technology

And the automotive hits just keep on coming. As technology finds its way deeper and deeper into the automotive realm, it's becoming harder and harder to ignore. The fact of the matter is that technology is now an integral part of the automotive space, and even low-end vehicles have some level of technological integration to make 'em stand...

ImbeeRadio Is Like Pandora For Kids

ImbeeRadio Is Like Pandora For Kids

What if KidzBob met Pandora? What if we knew the answer to that question? Imbee has just announced a new product, and it's effectively just that: KidzBob/Pandora, all in one. Imbee is already considered "the" go-to social network for kids, has revealed the first just-for-kids on demand unlimited streaming service that offers a personalized...

Sprint Readies Novatel's 3G/4G MiFi

Sprint Readies Novatel's 3G/4G MiFi

Are there ever enough MiFi options in the world? Nope. Sprint's got one more for the picking, and it's a good one. Thanks to integrated 3G and 4G support, the new MiFi Mobile Hotspot from Novatel Wireless is a two-faced device with lots of potential. As with most other MiFi devices, this one will also provide mobile broadband for up to five...

Toshiba Introduces 24nm SmartNAND Family

Toshiba Introduces 24nm SmartNAND Family

Looking for a little NAND to mix in with your updated rig? Flash storage is becoming easier and easier to find these days, and Toshiba's making it even simpler. The company just announced that their NAND Flash portfolio is expanding with the availability of SmartNAND, a 24nm NAND Flash produce family. That series integrates 24nm process NAND...

AMD Unveils Radeon HD 6450 Mainstream GPU

AMD Unveils Radeon HD 6450 Mainstream GPU

We’re only a few days removed from the launch of the affordable Radeon HD 6790 and AMD is already at it again, this time with a new entry-level DirectX 11 GPU targeted at users looking to upgrade from integrated graphics solutions, the Radeon HD 6450. The Radeon HD 6450 shares many of the same features as its higher-end counterparts...

Bankrupt Blockbuster Dished Up

Bankrupt Blockbuster Dished Up

After some six weeks on the auction block, beleagured Blockbuster has found a buyer. The Dish Network has agreed to purchase its erstwhile competitor. The company won the auction with a bid of some $320 million and expects to pay ~$228 million once other transaction adjustments are completed. The purchase process will reportedly be finished...

Asus' EEE Pad Transformer Makes Appearance On BestBuy.com

Asus' EEE Pad Transformer Makes Appearance On BestBuy.com

Although a definite price and release date have yet to be announced, the Asus EEE Pad Transformer recently made a brief appearance on BestBuy.com. A short time later, the page was pulled from the site. While the page was available, it showed a price of $399.99, which would make it $100 cheaper than the least expensive iPad 2 and $200 less...

MSI Reveals FX420 & FX620DX Laptops

MSI Reveals FX420 & FX620DX Laptops

MSI unveiled its new generation FX420 and FX620DX notebooks. The FX620DX and FX420 feature the Intel powerful Core i7-2630QM quad core processor (2.00GHz) and Core i5-2410M dual core processor (2.30GHz), respectively. Both support Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0. The FX620DX comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GT540M discrete graphics card while the FX420...

Consumer Reports rates iPad 2 Top Tablet; Xoom Finishes Second

Consumer Reports rates iPad 2 Top Tablet; Xoom Finishes Second

Consumer Reports has famously not recommended the iPhone 4, because of the "death grip" issue, but it has no such issues with the iPad 2. Apple's latest magical tablet device came in first, while the Motorola Xoom showed it's a true rival by finishing second, along with the original iPad. The new ratings from Consumer Reports are available...

Tablets Are Built for 'Normal People' - Wozniak

Tablets Are Built for 'Normal People' - Wozniak

Apple's latest iPad 2 ad states that Apple wants technology to get out of the way of the "magic" that devices can provide, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak echoed that during a keynote session at Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, California on Monday. "The tablet is not necessarily for the people in this room. It's for the normal...

Zotac Announces GeForce GTX 580 AMP2 Edition

Zotac Announces GeForce GTX 580 AMP2 Edition

If you can't find a Zotac-brand GeForce GTX 580 videocard that suits your fancy, it's certainly not from a lack of available options. That's because Zotac today announced yet another GTX 580 variant, the AMP2 Edition, which is the company's fourth videocard built around Nvidia's GTX 580 architecture. Zotac also sells an 'ordinary' AMP Edition...

Isis Mobile Payment System Launching In Utah

Isis Mobile Payment System Launching In Utah

All the rage in the mobile payment space has centered around NFC, but there's a new game in town, now. Well, at least in Utah. Isis, which is described as a mobile commerce joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, has just announced plans to pilot a payment program in Salt Lake City in early-to-mid 2012....

Beware the New eBook Scam

Beware the New eBook Scam

There's a new growing menace in the world, something becoming known as ebook fraud. It comes in two forms, says security guru Bruce Schneier: books quickly created from automatically gathered content crawled from the Web, and books generated from stealing legit printed books, scanned and sold by someone that doesn't own the copyright. The...

Toshiba Rumored to Launch Glasses-Free 3D Notebooks in 2H11

Toshiba Rumored to Launch Glasses-Free 3D Notebooks in 2H11

Call it a passing fad, a worthless technology designed to drive up movie theater ticket prices, or the greatest thing to happen to entertainment since the Two and a Half Geeks podcast, but whatever your view on the recent 3D frenzy, we can all agree that the dorky looking glasses need to go. Nintendo proved it could be done with the successful...

Google Updates Maps To v5.3 On Android

Google Updates Maps To v5.3 On Android

Another week, another update for Google on the Android front. iOS' major competitor just keeps the hits coming, this time with a point release to Google Maps. The company has just released GMaps 5.3 into the Android Market, which lets you see your Google Location History dashboard, check in at “home,” and add your own aspects for...

Panasonic Announces Triple-Sided 100GB Blu-ray Disc

Panasonic Announces Triple-Sided 100GB Blu-ray Disc

Are Blu-ray Discs blossoming up in size? That's the latest word on the street! We have heard of BD discs getting theoretical boosts in laboratories, but it's still a 50GB maximum when it comes time to find one in the store. But now, a report from Japan stated that Panasonic is planning to release a 100GB rewritable Blu-ray Disc that's actually...

Virident Introduces TechIon PCIe SSD

Virident Introduces TechIon PCIe SSD

Fusion-io just stepped up in a major way earlier in the year, and now it's looking like more and more PCIe SSDs are hitting the airwaves. Is it finally time for enterprise storage to make the move to the consumer realm? Virident isn't a company that most average consumers are familiar with, but as hard-hitting flash-based storage solutions...

Seagate Ships 9mm-Thin 2.5" External Hard Drive

Seagate Ships 9mm-Thin 2.5" External Hard Drive

Slim is in! Seagate has just announced a rediculously skinny new hard drive, with razer-thin 2.5" GoFlex Slim Drive. It's an external HDD, and it'll be easy to lose in your briefcase. The 9mm drive is slimmer than a pencil, and it ships with 320GB of capacity and a USB 3.0 port. The GoFlex addition means that it's capable of interfacing with...

AMD Amends Agreement With GlobalFoundries

AMD Amends Agreement With GlobalFoundries

AMD has revised its purchase agreement with Global Foundries in a move that will allow the CPU design firm to recognize a $492 million non-cash gain in Q1. Instead of purchasing 45nm and 32nm wafers on a "cost-plus" basis, Sunnyvale will pay GlobalFoundries a fixed price for products through the end of the year. Reactions to the change have...

Intel Unveils 10-Core Xeons, Mission-Critical Servers

Intel Unveils 10-Core Xeons, Mission-Critical Servers

Intel announced its new E-series of Xeon processors today, claiming that the new processors will deliver nearly unparalleled advances in CPU performance and power efficiency. It's been just over a year since Santa Clara released its Nehalem-based octal-core Beckton processors. Whereas Beckton was focused entirely on performance and architectural...

Feds Subpoena Pandora As Part of Investigation Into App Data Sharing

Feds Subpoena Pandora As Part of Investigation Into App Data Sharing

Pandora Media Inc. said on Monday that it has been subpoenaed as part of a federal grand-jury probe into the methods smartphone software handles personal data. Pandora disclosed the subpoena in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, but emphasized that it is "not a specific target of the investigation." The company said: “We...

Is AT&T Price Gouging for Early iPhone Upgrades?

Is AT&T Price Gouging for Early iPhone Upgrades?

We don't know what AT&T did to lose its exclusivity grip on Apple's iPhone devices, but one thing's for sure, the wireless carrier isn't doing itself any favors by jacking up the price of early iPhone upgrades by $50. It may generate some additional revenue in the short term, but once the contract is up, does AT&T really want to give...

Texas Instruments Scoops Up National Semiconductor for $6.5 Billion

Texas Instruments Scoops Up National Semiconductor for $6.5 Billion

They say everything's bigger in Texas, and maybe that includes acquisitions too. How else do you explain Texas Instruments (which is located in Texas) spending a staggering $6.5 billion acquiring National Semiconductor? That breaks down to $25 per share in what amounts to an all-cash transaction. Here's what TI had to say about the purchase....

"The Talk" You Must Have With Your Teens, Tech-Style

"The Talk" You Must Have With Your Teens, Tech-Style

There comes a time in each parent's life when they have to have "the talk" with their children. Sometimes, this video shows, the talk it not necessarily about the facts of life. In this case, the video below shows "the talk" about desktop video cards. The foolish son is looking at an NVIDIA card when the video begins, but the father wants...

Cisco Intros Stylish New Linksys E-Series Of Routers

Cisco Intros Stylish New Linksys E-Series Of Routers

We have never really viewed a router as a fashion icon. It's a useful tool, period. Most of them aren't very pretty, but then again, most of them are well-hidden. So why bother with a stylish router? Well, if you've nowhere else to hide one, you might as well get one that you aren't afraid to leave sitting around. In recent years, Cisco's...

IEEE Launches Cloud Computing Initiative

IEEE Launches Cloud Computing Initiative

A few years ago, "the cloud" was only known within nerdy enterprise circles. Now, it's showing up in Microsoft's Windows 7 ads. It's pretty clear that we're transitioning to a world where always-on connectivity will be essential, and with the cloud playing an ever more important role in our digital lives, the IEEE is stepping in to launch...

Nikon Reveals 16.2MP D5100 DSLR With 1080p Movie Mode

Nikon Reveals 16.2MP D5100 DSLR With 1080p Movie Mode

Nikon has been fairly slow to update some of their higher-end cameras (like the D700, for example), but they're refreshing the lower-end models quite hastily. This morning, the D5100 was revealed to replace the aging D5000, and it's looking to be a great mid-range option for those looking to step up from their entry-level cam. It's a good...

Cablevision Brings Optimum Experience To iPad

Cablevision Brings Optimum Experience To iPad

If it's not one cable company, it's another. While Big Cable in general has been skiddish when it comes to giving Internet-only subscribers access to certain online content portals, one thing that they've seemed to embrace is Apple's iPad. It's hard to truly pinpoint why that's the case, but it's proving true. Time Warner Cable recently released...

AMD Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card Review

AMD Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card Review

When AMD and NVIDIA release a new batch of next-generation graphics processors, gaps typically form in their respective product stacks as the entire top-to-bottom line-up of new products is fleshed out over time. When new GPUs are introduced, they usually offer increased performance at a given price point, which drives the cost of comparable...

AMD Ships Llano APU, Second Wave of Fusion Is Go

AMD Ships Llano APU, Second Wave of Fusion Is Go

Earlier this year, we gave you a taste or two of what AMD's new Fusion APU-based Brazos platform has in store for notebooks and netbooks.  We've since then followed-up with a review of retail shipping product and as we reported, we were genuinely impressed yet at again at what AMD's budding Fusion line-up had to offer.  These low...

Gmail Motion April Fools' Day Joke Realized with Kinect

Gmail Motion April Fools' Day Joke Realized with Kinect

One of Google's 2011 April Fools' Day pranks was the so-called Gmail Motion feature, whereby you could control Gmail using full-body gestures. Many noted at the time that this could probably be done using Kinect, and viola: it's done. Built by the In fact, it was done by the same crew that developed a way to control World of Warcraft using...

Firefox 5 Details Revealed

Firefox 5 Details Revealed

With Firefox 4 still fresh off the assembly line, there's already talk of Mozilla's next major browser release, Firefox 5. Premature? Not in the world of technology, it isn't. Let's also not forget that Mozilla is adopting a Google Chrome-like development cycle, in which there will be several different builds to choose from, including pre-beta...

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review: A Stylish Ultralight Notebook

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review: A Stylish Ultralight Notebook

If you are in the market for an ultralight notebook with a gorgeous LED backlit LCD and don't want to spend more than $1,000, the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 should be on your short list. The U260's claim to fame is its 12.5-inch form-factor, making it larger than your average netbook--but at a mere 18mm thick and 3 lbs, it's almost as light as one....

Untethered iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak Pops Up, No Luck for iPad 2 Owners

Untethered iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak Pops Up, No Luck for iPad 2 Owners

Let's start with the good news. The iPhone Dev-Team over the weekend released their Pwnage Tool 4.2, which aside from sounding cool, it also brings untethered jailbreak support to iOS 4.3.1. The untethered exploit comes courtesy of Stefan Esser, a security researcher based in Germany. As the iPhone Dev-Team points out, it's ironic that Esser's...

HP Printers Now Support Google Cloud Print

HP Printers Now Support Google Cloud Print

HP is bringing its first-generation of cloud-ready printers to market. In a recent announcement, the company said Google Cloud Print users can print directly to any HP ePrint-enabled printer from any Google Cloud Print supported app on any computer or smartphone. With this functionality, users simply need to add the unique email address of...

NEC Expands Large Screen Display Lineup

NEC Expands Large Screen Display Lineup

NEC announced two new super-slim large screen LCD displays. The new 46-inch X461S and 55-inch X551S are the first in NEC’s large screen lineup to feature LED backlighting technology. The displays offer many connectivity options including DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D. Other features include a native resolution of 1920 x 1080, up to 4000:1...

Amazon Reportedly Considering NFC-Based Mobile Payment System

Amazon Reportedly Considering NFC-Based Mobile Payment System

Well, if there's anything creating tons of buzz this year, it's 3D and tablets. But if there's anything else, it's NFC. Near-field Communication has taken America by storm, just years after taking other continents for a ride. NFC is short for a technology that allows users to pay for items with just a tap of their mobile, and it has the potential...

Hasbro's My3D Goggles Bring 3D To iPhone And iPod Touch

Hasbro's My3D Goggles Bring 3D To iPhone And iPod Touch

You know 3D's taking off when something like this happens. Hasbro is a company more commonly seen in the toy lanes at your local shopping mart, but they're jumping on the 3D bandwagon as well. They've just launched the My3D, a 360-degree handheld viewer for iPhone and iPod touch. It's a lot like those viewers you used to used as a kid, and...

Logitech Intros Web-Savvy Wireless Mouse M325

Logitech Intros Web-Savvy Wireless Mouse M325

Another month, another mouse! Logitech's been cranking 'em out at a healthy clip lately, and the company's newest is easy to overlook...from a size standpoint only, of course. The Wireless Mouse M325 is perfect for travel, offering a compact size and a USB Unifying Receiver nub that's tiny enough to leave in your laptop at all times. The company...

Best Buy Starts Stocking More Lenovo Notebooks

Best Buy Starts Stocking More Lenovo Notebooks

As with Roku last week, Lenovo is joining the growing crowd who are pushing to get their goods showcased in America's most notable electronics retailer. That'd be Best Buy, and starting this month Lenovo will be expanding their selection of PCs at the big box store. This also marks the first time that an IdeaPad will be sold at over 1000+...

OutSprinted: Verizon's LTE Bests Sprint's WiMax

OutSprinted: Verizon's LTE Bests Sprint's WiMax

Analyst Walter Piecyk of BTIG Research ran more than 1,000 speed tests in New York City to determine which 4G network was faster, Verizon's LTE or Sprint's WiMax. If it's all about speed for a subscriber, the tests point to one 4G network: Verizon. Sprint's HTC Evo 4G smartphone and the recently released Verizon HTC Thunderbolt were used in...

Dell Quietly Intros Inspiron M102z Laptop With AMD Fusion

Dell Quietly Intros Inspiron M102z Laptop With AMD Fusion

Some might argue that the netbook's heyday is over, but there's still a growing number of them finding the market. In fact, we'd argue that the netbook may be on the rebound, thanks largely to AMD's Fusion platform. While Intel's Atom was revolutionary for its time, the chip never seemed to improve quickly enough. Even new Atom CPUs feel sluggish,...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Zotac GTX 570 2GB Review - XSReviews HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X TurboX Video Card Review @ Tweaktown Sapphire FleX HD 6950 2Gb @ LanOC Reviews MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1536 MB @ techPowerUp Processors: [Tech ARP] CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 5.0 TechwareLabs Review: Intel Core i5-2300 CPU/Processor Memory and Storage: G.Skill...

Verizon iPhone Most Popular Cell Phone in Feb., but Android Still Surges: comScore

Verizon iPhone Most Popular Cell Phone in Feb., but Android Still Surges: comScore

A new report from comScore citing the state of the U.S. mobile phone market at the end of February, 2011 showed that the Verizon iPhone was the most popular cell phone model (not just smartphone model) in February. That enabled Apple's market share to rise slightly from Nov. 2010's report to Feb. 2011 report. Despite that, however, the report...

U.S. Cellular Launches Bargain Priced Samsung Gem Android Phone

U.S. Cellular Launches Bargain Priced Samsung Gem Android Phone

They aren't the first carrier to get Samsung's Gem, but U.S. Cellular is slowly but surely building out a respectable stable of Android handsets. This regional carrier was one of the first to snag the Galaxy Tab, and now they're exploiting that Samsung relationship to get yet another mid-tier smartphone out to those who aren't willing to pay...

Hercules Intros Two New eCAFE 10.1" Netbooks

Hercules Intros Two New eCAFE 10.1" Netbooks

It's been quite some time since hearing of Hercules, but the company's back in a major way this week. They're announcing their latest generation of netbooks, with these guys being in the eCAFE series. Hercules is getting ready to ship two new 10.1" eCAFE models, the Slim HD and EX HD. The former is the slimmest and lightest in the category,...

Panasonic And XPAND 3D Team Up On Glasses Standard

Panasonic And XPAND 3D Team Up On Glasses Standard

While 3D has obviously exploded in recent months, one thing that has been left in the dust is universal support and compatibility. With everyone taking 3D and running with it, we've been left with a lot of fragmentation in the market, with some sets supporting active, and others passive. And that's just the start. But regardless of the differences...

HP's Zeen Tablet Gains Android 2.2

HP's Zeen Tablet Gains Android 2.2

The HP Slate remains somewhat of a mystery; while it was briefly introduced at CES awhile back, HP changed their tone afterwards and noted that it would be more of a business tablet than anything else. Interestingly, there's yet another HP tablet on the market today, but it's one that most people don't even consider: the HP Zeen. The reason...

LucidLogix Brings Multi-GPU Harmony To Intel H67 / Z68 Boards

LucidLogix Brings Multi-GPU Harmony To Intel H67 / Z68 Boards

If there's one name that has been largely associated with "game changing" in the PC gaming world the past couple of years, it's probably LucidLogix. This company has given us hope that one day, our systems can use AMD and NVIDIA GPUs at the same time, and for the same greater good. It's a lovely story of peace, and it's something we hope will...

Matrox Software Update Brings 16 Screen Support To Single PC

Matrox Software Update Brings 16 Screen Support To Single PC

This isn't something for just any old, regular computer user, but if you're a "power user," you owe it to yourself to try your hand at using 16 displays at once. It's not easy to create your own in-house flight simulator, but you really can't do a stellar job without a serious amount of screen real estate. There's one company in particular...

Shame on You: Pirated Android App Really Shameware

Shame on You: Pirated Android App Really Shameware

A pirated version of an Android app is actually a Trojan that "shames" someone who installs it by sending an SMS message to all his contacts telling them of his piracy. The original app is called Walk and Text, and costs $2.10 in the Android Market. The app uses the camera on the back of a smartphone to show a user a visual of his upcoming...

No Joke: The Onion Releases iPad App on April Fools' Day

No Joke: The Onion Releases iPad App on April Fools' Day

The Onion, known for parody and satire, surely timed this intentionally. The site released an official iPad version of its app on the day best known for faux news: April Fools' Day. The app, free of charge at the App Store, gives you mobile access to both the Web and TV-based satire The Onion is known for. Known as America's Finest News Source,...

TomTom Ships VIA Series Of GPS Devices

TomTom Ships VIA Series Of GPS Devices

TomTom's new line of VIA navigation devices is now available for purchase. This new line features a sleek new design, an enhanced software platform, and premium safety features such as Intuitive Voice Recognition and Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling. Among the VIA Series, you'll find the 4.3-inch VIA 1405 and 1435, as well as the 5-inch VIA 1505...

GameStop Dives Into Digital Distribution With Two Major Pickups

GameStop Dives Into Digital Distribution With Two Major Pickups

Are brick-and-mortar gaming stores going the way of Blockbuster? Probably not in the immediate future, but it has to be a concern for executives at GameStop. A few major trends are shifting; one, gamers are flocking to services like GameFly to rent games by mail rather than paying $60 a pop to own them. Another, is the start downloads. Sony's...

Android App Helps Quarterbacks Hone Spiral Skills

Android App Helps Quarterbacks Hone Spiral Skills

It's pretty amazing the things you can do with a modern day smartphone. It's possible to check up on e-mail, let your friends know where you're eating dinner, and even make a few phone calls. But you already knew that. What we're really after is the development community, which has put out some rather astounding software over the years. Android...

Sony Finally Goes DAB With XDR-S16DBP And XDR-C706DBP Radios

Sony Finally Goes DAB With XDR-S16DBP And XDR-C706DBP Radios

Just as Internet Radio starts creeping in to take the place of more conventional broadcast recipes, Sony is doing things a little backwards. The company is just now launching their first DAB+ radios, years behind other companies like Pure Digital. The retro-styled XDR-S16DBP portable radio and XDR-C706DBP clock radio definitely look the part,...

G.Skill Introduces Phoenix EVO 115GB Solid State Drive

G.Skill Introduces Phoenix EVO 115GB Solid State Drive

Another day, another solid state drive to consider for your rig. SSDs are becoming ever more tempting these days with increasing capacities, increasing speeds, more stability and lower prices. But of course, HDDs are following the same path, but at least some of the larger SSDs are now becoming viable alternatives from a value perspective....

Razer Talon Exoskeleton Gaming Device: Only For The Hardcore

Razer Talon Exoskeleton Gaming Device: Only For The Hardcore

Are you ready to take your game to the next level? The NEXT LEVEL? What about the level after that? If so, you're ready for the Razer Talon, a high-precision biomechanical exoskeleton, build specifically for the gamer willing to risk life and limb to come out on top in the deathmatch. It's a world's first, of course, and it's redefining the...

Time Warner Cable Bows To Pressure, Changes iPad App Channels

Time Warner Cable Bows To Pressure, Changes iPad App Channels

In March, Time Warner Cable announced an app for the iPad that would enable consumers to play back live TV as well as play DVR'd television. The app has been popular with users but as you might imagine, the management and legal teams at various networks aren't quite as thrilled about the app. As a result, Time Warner Cable recently announced...

New AT&T Mobile Protection Pack Will Replace, Support, And Locate Your Mobile Device

New AT&T Mobile Protection Pack Will Replace, Support, And Locate Your Mobile Device

AT&T announced the Mobile Protection Pack, a new bundled option that will combine three mobile phone services. The bundled option will cost $9.99 a month. The new service includes Mobile Insurance, Enhanced Support, and Mobile Locate. With Mobile Insurance, AT&T will replace your phone in the event of an "approved" claim that may involve...

IEEE Approves Next Generation WiMAX Standard

IEEE Approves Next Generation WiMAX Standard

Don't go betting against WiMAX just yet. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has gone and approved IEEE 802.16m, which is the standard for the next generation of WiMAX. Also known as WirelessMAN-Advanced for WiMAX-2, the new standard could possibly deliver speeds of more than 300Mbps, as demonstrated by Samsung last...

HP Elitebook 2760P Convertible Specs Leaked to the Web

HP Elitebook 2760P Convertible Specs Leaked to the Web

The advent of the Internet and ubiquitous broandband connections have made it nigh impossible to keep secrets about upcoming product releases, a fact Hewlett-Packard is finding out as news of its upcoming Elitebook 2560P and 2760P travel through cyberspace. Both of these are built around Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture with several processor...

Aw Shucks, Nvidia's April Fool's Prank Tugs at 3dfx Fans' Heart Strings

Aw Shucks, Nvidia's April Fool's Prank Tugs at 3dfx Fans' Heart Strings

Oh Nvidia, why must you play with our emotions like this? The GPU maker today introduced the 3dfx Voodoo 590, saying "a group of ex-3dfx veterans at Nvidia have been leading a secret double life...working on a revolutionary graphics card based on 3dfx technology." If you're an old school PC gamer, you're thinking this is too good to be true,...

16: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - April 1, 2011

16: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - April 1, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the all new Matrox Parhelia 128MB AGP graphics accelerator, the Dell Inspiron 8200 powered by the hot new Pentium 4 M and GeForce 4 440Go, the Atek Super Mini Optical mouse, the Bitchin Fast 3D 2000 Pro exposed in the latest issue of MaximumPC and...

HTC 7" Flyer Tablet Is All About the Digital Pen

HTC 7" Flyer Tablet Is All About the Digital Pen

Lest you be distracted by the new EVO View 4G tablet HTC launched with Sprint last week, HTC wants you to remember that the 7" Flyer is still coming. HTC introduced the flyer at World Mobile Congress in February and has promised a spring 2011 ship date. While there's still no word on the actual ship date -- or the official price (an unlocked...

Evigroup Announces Two-Piece SmartPaddle Tablet Device

Evigroup Announces Two-Piece SmartPaddle Tablet Device

There's been a couple of major things happening in the consumer electronics space, and you'd have to be totally zoned out to have missed the tablet revolution. But there's something building on top of that, and it takes only one look at the Lenovo LePad, Atrix 4G and all of those other netvertibles. It's apparent that tablets are just the...

Samsung To Produce 22" Transparent LCD Display This Year

Samsung To Produce 22" Transparent LCD Display This Year

As far as displays go, this is about as cutting-edge as we've seen in recent memory. Display wars have transitioned from slimness to far more subtle things; things like screen resolution, pixel density, and transparency are coming into play. There are even flexible displays, so that curved surfaces could one day be used as televisions within...

Google Adds +1 To Search Engine For Relevancy's Sake

Google Adds +1 To Search Engine For Relevancy's Sake

One of the big things being discussed these days in the search universe is the proliferation of "content farms." These are usually sites that push ad-filled content that provides little actual value to the reader, and obviously, Google doesn't want those kinds of sites filtering up to the top and marring the user experience. How to prevent...

Lenovo LePad Goes On Sale In China, Elsewhere In June

Lenovo LePad Goes On Sale In China, Elsewhere In June

Well, the time has come. Lenovo has just launched the LePad in China, and now only time will tell if such a crazily designed device will do well or fade into the background. We suspect that it'll prove quite popular actually, but only wish it were making a quicker trip to America. Lenovo's obviously based in China, so it's not uncommon for...