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Hackers Discover Wii U's Processor Design and Clock Speed

Hackers Discover Wii U's Processor Design and Clock Speed

Ever since the Wii U was announced, there've been conversations on the type of CPU it used and what sort of performance gamers could expect from it. Deep off-the-record comments from game developers indicated that the Wii U's horsepower was on par with, or perhaps a bit behind the Xbox 360 and PS3, which naturally raised questions about just...

Apple’s Redesigned iTunes 11, Now Playing On A Device Near You

Apple’s Redesigned iTunes 11, Now Playing On A Device Near You

If you’ve been biting your nails, wondering whether Apple would meet its self-imposed deadline of November for the release of its iTunes 11, you can cut it out now, for Pete’s sake. Apple beat the bell by a day, putting the download on its website along with plenty of information about the software’s overhaul. The revamp...

Microsoft's x86 Surface Gets a Price Tag, Feature Set

Microsoft's x86 Surface Gets a Price Tag, Feature Set

Microsoft's Windows RT Surface debuted with the launch of Windows 8, but the company kept its lips sealed on when the x86 version of the tablet, dubbed Surface Pro, would launch or what the price would be. The company has narrowed down the former (January) and given specific details on the latter. At launch, the Surface Pro will start at $899...

Google Execs Say Google+ Is For Real People, Facebook Just Mongering For Dollars

Google Execs Say Google+ Is For Real People, Facebook Just Mongering For Dollars

Show of hands: Who’s sick of the Sponsored Stories and other encroaching ads on Facebook? Everybody? Although Facebook is free because Zuck & Co. have a massive advertising machine going, it can get a little obnoxious, and the Facebook advertising train is not slowing down. Soon, Facebook will leverage user activity to sell ads on...

Holy 1960s Batman! Original TV Batmobile Races to Auction Block

Holy 1960s Batman! Original TV Batmobile Races to Auction Block

We've already given you some pretty groovy gift ideas for the holiday season, but perhaps the coolest item that will be up for grabs is the original 1966 TV Batmobile owned by George Barris. It's actually a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car that was heavily modified for the live action TV series starring Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin)....

Samsung’s Socially Connected Android Camera Takes Flight

Samsung’s Socially Connected Android Camera Takes Flight

Earlier this month, AT&T began offering the Samsung Galaxy Camera, a 4G connected camera that runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Camera lets you connect to either a cellular network or a Wi-Fi network to share your photos and videos. While Samsung isn't the first manufacturer to offer a connected camera, the Galaxy Camera is in...

Hot Deals of the Day: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and More

It’s time for the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction today is the slick Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Ultrabook w/ 128GB SSD. This puppy is being offered for $1,124.10 with a Core i5 processor, with free shipping. Core i7-based models are also available. The ThinkPad X1...

OCZ Recovers From NAND Shortage, No Plan For Acquisition, “Cranking Up The Speed”

OCZ Recovers From NAND Shortage, No Plan For Acquisition, “Cranking Up The Speed”

OCZ has seen quite a bit of action inside of its walls this past year, and clearly, not all of it has been ideal. In fact, it wouldn't be a stretch to equate the goings-on inside the company to like being on a roller-coaster - the company has definitely had its share of ups and downs. In September, problems within the company began to become...

Microsoft Nails it with Tongue-in-Cheek Internet Explorer Video

Microsoft Nails it with Tongue-in-Cheek Internet Explorer Video

Do you know this guy? Does he live in your mirror, perhaps? Years ago, Internet Explorer became the Nickelback of web browsers, the one everyone loved to hate (and for good reason). There was a time when stellar alternatives to IE sprung up in the form of Firefox and Google’s Chome browser, and anyone still using Microsoft’s crummy...

Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Review

Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Review

In a sense, it feels like Windows Phone 8 is Microsoft's first real foray into the smartphone space post Windows Mobile. Of course, Microsoft made a concerted effort with Windows Phone 7, but there's something very different about version 8. WP8 borrows from the underpinnings of Windows Phone 7, but there are so many differences in the operating...

Microsoft Finally Pegs Windows Phone 7.8 For Early 2013

Microsoft Finally Pegs Windows Phone 7.8 For Early 2013

The consolation prize for Windows Phone 7 (and 7.5) users who found out that they weren’t going to get the Windows Phone 8 upgrade when it became available was a tweener upgrade called Windows Phone 7.8. Microsoft announced months ago that version 7.8 was forthcoming, and although it’s still not available in most locations--Microsoft...

Windows 8 Launch Did Little to Boost PC Sales

Windows 8 Launch Did Little to Boost PC Sales

The slumping PC market was badly in need of a shot of adrenaline, and unfortunately, Microsoft's Windows 8 may not have provided that boost. According to data compiled by The NPD Group, Windows device sales have actually fallen 21 percent year-over-year since Windows 8 launched on October 26. Notebook sales have struggled the most, dropping...

South Korea Admits ‘Digital Addiction’ Afflicts 2.5 Million Kids

South Korea Admits ‘Digital Addiction’ Afflicts 2.5 Million Kids

Kids in South Korea really love their digital gadgets. That's probably true of children around the world, but in South Korea, handheld devices are creating a "digital addiction" for millions of young ones, even kids as young as 3 years old. Instant messaging on the go, high resolution gaming in the palm of your hand, and ubiquitous Internet...

Barnes & Noble Posts $1.9 Billion in Revenue on Strength of Nook Sales

Barnes & Noble Posts $1.9 Billion in Revenue on Strength of Nook Sales

Barnes & Noble posted a $2 million profit for its fiscal second quarter, and it's largely thanks to booming Nook sales, which contributed to consolidated revenues of $1.9 billion. Nook digital content sales jumped 38 percent for the quarter compared to last year, while the entire Nook segment -- readers, digital content, and accessories...

Gigabyte Takes Aim at Budget HTPC Crowd with HD Motherboard Series

Gigabyte Takes Aim at Budget HTPC Crowd with HD Motherboard Series

One thing you might run into when shopping value oriented parts is that the manufacturers often cut corners to keep the price tag down. It comes with the territory. Along those lines, the idea behind Gigabyte's new HD motherboard series is to offer budget DIY home theater PC (HTPC) builders a line of inexpensive mobos with HDMI and DVI outputs....

Microsoft Selling "Four Times" As Many WP8 Phones As WP7 Phones, But What Does It Mean?

Microsoft Selling "Four Times" As Many WP8 Phones As WP7 Phones, But What Does It Mean?

There's good news and bad. First, the good. According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, his company is selling "four times" as many Windows Phone handsets as this time last year, and he's attributing that in large part to Windows Phone 8 being available across three of America's four largest carriers. But here's the bad news: no one outside...

LG's Smart TV Platform Enables Direct FiOS TV Streaming

LG's Smart TV Platform Enables Direct FiOS TV Streaming

Live in a FiOS town? Before we proceed further, consider yourself highly enviable. Now, you might also find yourself soon yearning for an LG Smart TV. Why? Because FiOS TV customers will soon be able to stream content directly into those sets. LG's Smart TV platform has just become the first in the industry to allow FiOS TV customers to enjoy...

Hot Deals of the Day: Alienware m18x r2 18.4" DTR Gaming Notebook and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Alienware m18x r2 18.4" DTR Gaming Notebook and More

It’s time for our latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction today is the powerful Alienware m18x r2 18.4" DTR gaming notebook. With all the discounts and free shipping, this machine is available for under $1650, which is about an 18% savings. The configuration being offered features a Space...

Dutch Court Favors Apple in Patent Case, Samsung Must Pay Damages

Dutch Court Favors Apple in Patent Case, Samsung Must Pay Damages

The latest news in the legal deathmatch between Apple and Samsung is that the former scored a win against the latter in a Dutch court. A judge there ruled that some of Samsung’s Galaxy devices violated an Apple patent, and the company would therefore need to pay Apple damages. The final bill is not yet known, but the court will levy...

Microsoft Asks "Have You Been Scroogled?"

Microsoft Asks "Have You Been Scroogled?"

One of the popular sayings Google adopted early on was "Don't be evil." However, with a new initiative with Google Shopping, Microsoft feels the company is being less than honest. It's likely some consumers will agree. Instead of displaying truly relevant search results when people search for a product using Google Shopping, the company is...

Android and iOS Device Replacing BlackBerry In The Enterprise In Droves

Android and iOS Device Replacing BlackBerry In The Enterprise In Droves

Apple's iPhone has taken over as the top company-purchased smartphone knocking off the longtime leader, BlackBerry. An updated forecast from IDC predicts iPhones and Android phones will replace BlackBerry as the top smartphones used by workers in 2012. IDC notes businesses are buying iPhones "in droves." Part of the reason for Apple's success...

Galaxy Note II Available for Pre-Order at Verizon; In Stores Tomorrow

Galaxy Note II Available for Pre-Order at Verizon; In Stores Tomorrow

Good news for Verizon Wireless subscribers hoping to score a Galaxy Note II this holiday shopping season. Your time has come -- Samsung's hybrid phone/tablet device is available for pre-order at Verizon right this very moment for $300 (with a two-year service contract), and will be available for purchase in stores and online starting tomorrow,...

Is "Hashtag" the Worst Baby Name Ever?

Is "Hashtag" the Worst Baby Name Ever?

We get it, choosing a baby name is tough. There are books to help with the task, and this thing called the Internet. The list of names is literally endless, since you can choose to name your baby however you wish -- unfortunately not everyone uses sound judgement when doing so. Sure, it's bad form to diss on a baby's name, so we'll direct...

Today's Slickdeals: 16GB G.SKILL Memory Kit, Canon EOS Rebel T4i and More

Today's Slickdeals: 16GB G.SKILL Memory Kit, Canon EOS Rebel T4i and More

16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 Laptop Memory for $45 with free shipping (normally $65). Speed: DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Cas Latency: 11 Timing: 11-11-11 Voltage: 1.5V Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7K 14.1MP Digital Camera w/ Case & 4GB SD Card for $99 with free shipping (normally $199). 10X Optical Zoom 4X Digital Zoom 1080p HD Video Lenovo IdeaPad...

AMD Selling Austin Texas Facility To Raise Cash

AMD Selling Austin Texas Facility To Raise Cash

It’s never a good sign when a company is trying to raise money using strategies that don’t include selling its products for a profit, but that’s where AMD is these days. The chipmaker is reportedly looking to sell off its Austin, Texas facility to generate cash; the plan is apparently to lease the facility back from the new...

Google Drive and Gmail Team Up For 10GB File Sharing

Google Drive and Gmail Team Up For 10GB File Sharing

For major players like Apple, Google, and Microsoft, the ongoing race to lock customers into their online services is intensifying. One benefit of the competition is that services are working to make their own tools work better together, and a recent example of that is Gmail’s new support for sharing files from Google Drive. Until recently,...

Grab a Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 for $70

Grab a Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 for $70

Don't kick yourself if you missed out on the Black Friday madness or slept through Cyber Monday without snagging a single deal to brag about. There are still juicy sales items to be had, one of which is Nokia's Lumia 920 smartphone for $70 at Amazon (with a qualifying data plan and 2-year service agreement with AT&T, of course). That's...

Snapping Pics, Text Messaging Dominate Cell Phone Usage

Snapping Pics, Text Messaging Dominate Cell Phone Usage

Way back in the old days, phones were used for making voice-to-voice calls. That's even true of the first cell phones. How rudimentary we were back then! Today, almost every mobile phone owner uses their cell phone to take picture and send or receive text messages, while at least half also access the Internet to send or receive email. Pew...

Nokia Sues RIM Over Wi-Fi Technology Patents

Nokia Sues RIM Over Wi-Fi Technology Patents

With so much at stake in the mobile sector, companies seem to be suing each other left right over various technology patents. The newest lawsuit comes from Nokia, which is seeking a BlackBerry sales ban in the U.S. and U.K. over Wi-Fi related patents. The Finnish handset maker wants Research In Motion (RIM) to pay royalties on sales of any...

Razer Reveals Updated Orochi Mobile Gaming Mouse

Razer Reveals Updated Orochi Mobile Gaming Mouse

Razer's not one to let a huge chunk of time fly by without introducing a new mouse. This week, it's introducing the updated Razer Orochi mobile gaming mouse, which boasts a 6400dpi sensor. Moreover, it relies on Bluetooth 3.0, and gets powered by two AA batteries that are optimized for extended life, doubling the battery life of its predecessor...

Microsoft Confirms: 40 Million Licenses Of Windows 8 Have Been Sold

Microsoft Confirms: 40 Million Licenses Of Windows 8 Have Been Sold

What if you sold 40 million of something in a month? If you're Microsoft, that's not just a hypothetical question. With Windows 8 on store shelves for just over a month now, the company has today announced that 40 million licenses have been sold, up from four million that it announced four days after launch. Yes, it has a long ways to go to...

Dell Expands PocketCloud Portfolio With New Apps

Dell Expands PocketCloud Portfolio With New Apps

Dell is looking to make its Wyse PocketCloud app even more useful by expanding the ways people can access their cloud-based files. Today, Dell announced the new PocketCloud Explore for iPad and Windows RT. The new releases of these apps will complement the existing versions of PocketCloud apps for iOS and Android devices. PocketCloud Explore...

Outlook.com Enjoys Success, Claims Over 25 Million Active Users

Outlook.com Enjoys Success, Claims Over 25 Million Active Users

Microsoft launched Outlook.com in July. In just four short months, the company has enjoyed tremendous success with the site. In addition to being named to Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2012, the site has also reached over 25 million users. Microsoft discovered about a third of those 25 million users are active Gmail users who are trying...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition Laptop and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition Laptop and More

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have passed, but that doesn’t mean the HOT deals have stopped rolling in. The featured attraction in today’s selection of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy, is a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition 15.6" laptop, available for under $850, with free shipping—a discount of roughly...

Nintendo Chief Boasts Microsoft and Sony Need To React To Wii U, Prepping $99 Wii Mini

Nintendo Chief Boasts Microsoft and Sony Need To React To Wii U, Prepping $99 Wii Mini

The Wii U launched last week, to general acclaim and positive responses; Nintendo sold some 400,000 Wii U's in North America. That's not quite equal to the Wii, which moved over 600,000 units in 2006, but it puts the next-generation console well ahead of the PS3 and Xbox 360 when those consoles debuted. Nintendo is feeling pretty stoked about...

iPad Smokes Microsoft Surface but Windows 8 Laptops a Big Hit On Black Friday

iPad Smokes Microsoft Surface but Windows 8 Laptops a Big Hit On Black Friday

The Microsoft brass probably didn’t get a lot of sleep on Thanksgiving night, instead laying awake and wondering how Black Friday sales of its Windows 8 computers and Surface tablets were going to fare, as the shopping holiday was the first real test outside of launch day for Microsoft’s new fleet of products. The result appears...

OCZ Vector Barefoot 3 Solid State Drive Review

OCZ Vector Barefoot 3 Solid State Drive Review

OCZ has been carpet-bombing the solid state storage market for years now. It seemed that every time a new controller technology emerged, OCZ was at the ready with a fresh batch of products and over time built a portfolio that targeted virtually every market segment. Consumer-class solid state storage is in an interesting phase right now, though....

New Slim and Sexy iMac Models Available November 30

New Slim and Sexy iMac Models Available November 30

Remember those super skinny iMac models Apple introduced in late October? Apple at the time said it would begin shipping its new iMacs in December, but the 21.5-inch model will actually be available to purchase starting November 30, 2012, the Cupertino company announced today. The 27-inch iMac is still scheduled to ship next month. "Redesigned...

Cambridge University Team Studies Threat of Human Extinction Due to Robot Uprising

Cambridge University Team Studies Threat of Human Extinction Due to Robot Uprising

You've probably heard the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," but did you ever equate it to being prepared for the inevitable robot uprising that will threaten the human race? Probably not, but that isn't stopping a group of Cambridge researchers from at least entertaining the idea. "Many scientists are concerned that...

Samsung Expects to Ship 16 Million Windows PCs This Year

Samsung Expects to Ship 16 Million Windows PCs This Year

Samsung sees itself as being a major player in the PC space. The company's also apparently confident in the future of Windows 8, though it doesn't plan to stop selling Windows 7 systems just yet. All combined, Samsung's VP of IT Business Solutions, Jin Park, predicts his company will ship 16 million tablets and laptop computers based on Windows...

OCZ's Vector SSD Series Hits the Ground Running with Proprietary Barefoot 3 Controller

OCZ's Vector SSD Series Hits the Ground Running with Proprietary Barefoot 3 Controller

OCZ Technology Group today announced a new solid state drive line capable of up to 100,000 IOPS of random read performance. Powering the company's new Vector SSD Series is a next-generation Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with firmware that was developed completely in-house, OCZ says. "The development of the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller architecture...

Kim Kardashian, iPhone 5 Rank as Top Searches on Bing

Kim Kardashian, iPhone 5 Rank as Top Searches on Bing

Kim Kardashian, the American socialite and reality television star who turned 32 years old last month, had previously said she wanted an iPhone 5 for her birthday. It seems an appropriate gift request, considering both her and Apple's latest smartphone were the top searches on Bing in their respective categories. In the field of technology...

Gigabyte’s “The Killers” Overclocking Team Smokes AMD Trinity APU and Vishera CPU Records

Gigabyte’s “The Killers” Overclocking Team Smokes AMD Trinity APU and Vishera CPU Records

A team of overclockers dubbed “The Killers” broke the record for the fastest overclock of an AMD Trinity APU at the AMD Extreme OC show in Taiwan and also took out the record for AMD’s Vishera platform for good measure. Using a Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 motherboard, the crew cranked an AMD 5800K APU with a stock speed of 3.8GHz...

Sharp's Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E Offers Low-Power IGZO-Based LCD

Sharp's Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E Offers Low-Power IGZO-Based LCD

Notice anything special about this here phone? If you held it close enough to your eye, you just might. Sharp has just announced the Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, shipping in Japan on NTT DoCoMo. What's so clever about it? It's shipping with a IGZO-based display. The 4.9" 720p panel is a high-brightness, low-energy device that supposedly sucks...

Nintendo Sells 400,000 Wii U Units Last Week, Despite Shortages

Nintendo Sells 400,000 Wii U Units Last Week, Despite Shortages

Black Friday was kind to quite a few companies and retail outlets, Nintendo included. While the Wii U launched in earnest a few days prior to the famed shopping day, it's clear that a lot of people waited until last week to make their move. The company sold 400,000 Wii U consoles in America last week, while it moved 1.2 million devices in...

Sprint Expands LTE Service In 11 New Cities

Sprint Expands LTE Service In 11 New Cities

Sprint is continuing its Network Vision plan to expand and improve upon its network. As part of Network Vision, Sprint announced 11 new markets that are receiving access to its high-speed 4G LTE network. According to Sprint, the LTE service should be lit up in the 11 new markets and coverage will continue to expand in these areas in the coming...

Apple Looks To Add New Samsung Galaxy Tablets and Smartphones To Patent Suit

Apple Looks To Add New Samsung Galaxy Tablets and Smartphones To Patent Suit

Just because a jury decided that Samsung owes Apple over a billion dollars as a result of the latter’s patent suit against the former doesn’t mean Apple is sated. According to a Reuters report, the Cupertino company is asking a U.S. District Court judge in San Jose to add several additional Samsung devices to the list of smartphones...

Nvidia The Standout Winner In Q3; AMD APU Sales Slump 30%

Nvidia The Standout Winner In Q3; AMD APU Sales Slump 30%

Numbers from Jon Peddie Research on the current state of the graphics market point to Nvidia as the big winner of Q3 2012, against both Intel and AMD. Intel's share of desktop and notebook sales both dropped roughly 8%, while AMD took a much smaller hit in desktops (2%) and a far greater hit in notebooks, sliding a whopping 17%. For Sunnyvale,...

Nokia Announces Low Cost Asha 205 and 206 Smartphones

Nokia Announces Low Cost Asha 205 and 206 Smartphones

Nokia announced a pair of low-cost feature phones, the Asha 205 and 206, which are designed for sharing, long-lasting battery life, and smart data usage. The Asha 205 boasts a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.4-inch (240x320) screen, and isolated navigation, Internet, email, and Facebook keys. The device runs on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks (although...

Hot Deals of the Day: LogicBuy Cyber Monday Deals

Hot Deals of the Day: LogicBuy Cyber Monday Deals

We’ve got a bevy of HOT deals on tap for your all, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. Cyber Monday is usually loaded up with plenty of discounts on computers, components, and other electronics. We hope there’s something on this list that catches your eye! Laptops and Tablets Toshiba Excite Tablet for just $249 with free shipping...

Samsung Audit Uncovers Labor Violations at Factories in China; Vows Change

Samsung Audit Uncovers Labor Violations at Factories in China; Vows Change

A long, drawn out legal battle with Apple notwithstanding, Samsung has been on a roll lately. It's Galaxy S III recently jumped past 30 million units sold to become the top selling smartphone, surpassing the mighty iPhone. More recently, Samsung said it shipped 5 million Galaxy Note II phone/tablet (phablet) hybrid devices. Life is good, at...

Cyber Monday: HTC One X Drops to $0.99 on AT&T

Cyber Monday: HTC One X Drops to $0.99 on AT&T

At the risk of inundating you with Cyber Monday deals that we know you're capable of digging up on your own (our readers are tech savvy, after all), here's another heads up on a bargain that seemed too good to sweep under the rug. Presumably for today only, AT&T is offering the HTC One X for just $0.99 with a qualifying data plan and two-year...

Minecraft To Be Ported To Raspberry Pi Platform, Will Be Free To Download

Minecraft To Be Ported To Raspberry Pi Platform, Will Be Free To Download

"But does it run Minecraft?" Yes - it's the tamer version of the age-old Crysis question, but it's an important one given Minecraft's amazing success. While mobile gamers have access to Minecraft: Pocket Edition, those who own DIY Raspberry Pi boards have been out of luck. But, thanks to the hard work by the developers at Mojang, that initial...

Apple iPad Dominated Mobile Online Shopping on Black Friday

Apple iPad Dominated Mobile Online Shopping on Black Friday

You're more than welcome to feign surprise if you really wish, but Apple's popular iPad tablet was one of the most sought after tablets on Black Friday. It was also the main vehicle for mobile online shoppers, according to IBM. Big Blue said that early promotions this holiday shopping season pushed online sales up 17.4 percent on Thanksgiving...

Cambridge University Opens Center to Prepare For Killer Robots, No Word on Avengers Helicarrier

Cambridge University Opens Center to Prepare For Killer Robots, No Word on Avengers Helicarrier

What with disease, hunger, poverty, war, and other immediate threats that the world is grappling with, studying the risk of yet-undeveloped killer robots might seem like a waste of resources. Not so, says Cambridge University. The British college is launching a center to study the risks posed by climate change, biotechnology, nuclear war,...

Instagram Uploads Surpassed 10 Million on Thanksgiving

Instagram Uploads Surpassed 10 Million on Thanksgiving

For those of you who celebrate the holiday, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and extended weekend. It was certainly a busy one for Instagram users, who uploaded more than 10 million photos mentioning Thanksgiving-themed words on Turkey Day, peaking at 226 photo uploads per second. The day broke all Instagram records thus far, the company...

Amazon Shaves $30 Off Price of Original Kindle Fire (Today Only)

Amazon Shaves $30 Off Price of Original Kindle Fire (Today Only)

Cyber Monday is here, and if you managed to survive the craziness that is Black Friday (or skipped it altogether), this is the time to find some killer deals online. To get you started, here's a heads up that, for today only, Amazon is selling its original Kindle Fire device for $129, a savings of $30 over its normal retail price of $159 (add...

Online Spending For Black Friday Hits New Record In Internet Age

Online Spending For Black Friday Hits New Record In Internet Age

Black Friday always leaves something of a black mark on Americans, and consumers in general. It's really a weird, tragic event to celebrate. We usually spend all of Thanksgiving recognizing all that we have to be thankful for, and perhaps not even 24 hours later, some consumers head to big box shops to trounce one another in an effort to get...

Samsung Ships Five Million Galaxy Note II Phablets: Craze Or Just Crazy?

Samsung Ships Five Million Galaxy Note II Phablets: Craze Or Just Crazy?

If you were wondering how Samsung's Galaxy Note II would hold up under the intense pressures of the smartphone world, maybe this will give you some sort of idea. Samsung Korea just announced that five million Note II units have been shipped since launch all around the globe, which is up from three million just a few months ago. Of course,...

Bryce Bayer, Pioneer In Imaging, Passes Away At 83

Bryce Bayer, Pioneer In Imaging, Passes Away At 83

The greater technology world has lost a true pioneer this week. Bryce Bayer, the Eastman Kodak scientist who is largely credited with inventing much of what we currently know to be digital image, passed away at the age of 83. In fact, he created the color filter using in digital photographer that still bears his name. Even today, the Bayer...

Striking Gold: Sony Producing 15 Limited Edition Xperia P Smartphones

Striking Gold: Sony Producing 15 Limited Edition Xperia P Smartphones

Is there really any place to go after you've put your phone into a new James Bond film? If you're Sony, the answer is obviously "yes." The company has just revealed the latest Xperia P, and it's not for the everyman. It's the Project: 24K Gold Xperia P, and according to Sony, it's simply a fun project to "experiment with different materials."...

Could Ad Blocking Become A Major Legal Battle?

Could Ad Blocking Become A Major Legal Battle?

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should...because someone might sue you over it. Lots of folks are excited about software or browser extensions that will block ads on websites, such as the add-on Adblock Plus, but it’s possible that ad blocking could incite a legal battle. The issue here is fairly straightforward:...

Hacker Group Anonymous Takes Down NISD Over Student Tracking

Hacker Group Anonymous Takes Down NISD Over Student Tracking

The Northside Independent School District (NISD) in San Antonio sparked a controversy earlier this year when it rolled out its "Student Locator Project," an initiative that requires students to wear ID badges with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) chips. NISD's website is down today, and a member of the hacking organization known...

Wii Mini Console Scheduled for December 7 Launch?

Wii Mini Console Scheduled for December 7 Launch?

As with any new console launch, the recently launched Wii U system is in short supply. It's shaping up to be this holiday season's hot item, but it might not be the only console Nintendo launches before the end of the year. Rumor has it there's a Wii Mini slated for a December launch. Citing a release schedule from a "major retailer," Nintendo...

Game Publisher THQ Declares Wii U Processor Is “Horribly Slow”

Game Publisher THQ Declares Wii U Processor Is “Horribly Slow”

Nintendo is the first of the 'big three' console makers to launch next generation hardware, but the Wii U has already found some criticism among game developers as an underpowered machine. Specifically, 4A Games' chief technical officer (CTO) Oles Shiskovtsov told NowGamer that the "Wii U has a horrible, slow CPU," citing that as the reason...

Companies Considering Elimination Of Wasteful "Reply All" E-Mail

Companies Considering Elimination Of Wasteful "Reply All" E-Mail

Frustrated by the sheer quantity of e-mail you receive on a day-to-day basis? You aren't alone. Increasingly, employers are now looking for ways to lessen the e-mail load. While e-mail is no doubt important, largely taking the place of lengthy phone calls, there has yet to be much done to make e-mail a truly efficient system. In a way, it's...

Disney Research Creates Humanoid That Can Play Catch

Disney Research Creates Humanoid That Can Play Catch

When you think of Disney, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Cute, playful characters? Expensive theme park tickets? Constant nagging from your children? Cartoons that go back as far as you do? If we had to guess, we'd say one of those things are most likely, but what isn't likely is this: a crazy robotic being with some pretty intense...

Hot Deals of the Day: LogicBuy Black Friday Deals

Hot Deals of the Day: LogicBuy Black Friday Deals

It’s time for our latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. In this “Black Friday” edition, we have host of PCs, components, and other electronics, all priced to move. If you’re in the market for some new technology today, something in this list should due the trick... Laptops 17.3" Dell Inspiron...

Mobile Data Traffic has Doubled in the Last Year, Says Report

Mobile Data Traffic has Doubled in the Last Year, Says Report

According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, mobile data is on the rise with no abatement in sight. The study found that the amount of mobile data traffic doubled in the last year (between Q3 2011 and Q3 2012), and it’s expected to grow 12-fold over the next 6 years. Perhaps unsurprisingly, streaming video is responsible for much...

Nokia Imaging Chief Dinning Moving On, Nokia Loses a Big Fish

Nokia Imaging Chief Dinning Moving On, Nokia Loses a Big Fish

Damian Dinning, the lead program manager for Imaging Experience at Nokia, has left the company. Reportedly, Nokia took the loss pretty hard, and it’s not hard to see why: under Dinning’s watch, Nokia developed the impressive PureView smartphone camera, and he reportedly helped create a relationship with Microsoft over its Windows...

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Notebooks & Desktops

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Notebooks & Desktops

2012 has been a banner year for both notebooks and desktops, in terms of design and innovation. It's not every holiday season that you get to swoon over a new Windows operating system and freshly designed hardware to go with it, but those in the market this winter will be treated with Windows 8 and some slick new machines should they choose...

Republic Wireless Plans Now Open To All

Republic Wireless Plans Now Open To All

Last year, Republic Wireless made headlines with its $19/month unlimited everything smartphone plan. At the time, the service was available in a limited Beta service. As a result, many people who were interested in the service couldn't sign up for it. Now, Republic Wireless is opening the Beta service up to everyone. As you'll recall, Republic...

AT&T Selling Refurbished 16GB iPhone 5 for $100

AT&T Selling Refurbished 16GB iPhone 5 for $100

Here's a heads up on a pretty good deal for an iPhone 5 (one that doesn't require getting into fisticuffs with Walmart shoppers). Over at AT&T, you can snag Apple's latest smartphone for just $100 with a qualifying data contract and two-year service agreement, albeit it's a refurbished model. Still, it's the lowest we've seen the iPhone...

Massive Walmart Scuffle Over Cell Phones is Just Plain Stupid

Massive Walmart Scuffle Over Cell Phones is Just Plain Stupid

I don't mind the madness that is Black Friday, I really don't. You won't catch me camping out in front of Best Buy or any other store for hours or days on end, but you might spot me walking the aisles after the doors open, in part because the spectacle is a sight to behold. Last night, for example, I took my 16-year-old stepdaughter shopping...

Apple Owns Holiday Shopping Season with Black Friday Deals

Apple Owns Holiday Shopping Season with Black Friday Deals

There's a meme floating around the web (particularly Facebook) that states, "Black Friday: When people trample others for cheap goods hours after being thankful for what they already have." That's taking a negative view of what's now become an annual consumer tradition, one that's so popular that even Apple's getting in on the action, despite...

RIM Shares Surge on Anticipation of BlackBerry 10

RIM Shares Surge on Anticipation of BlackBerry 10

Optimism is running high for Research In Motion's (RIM) upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, and not just within the company itself. At least one analyst thinks RIM has a shot of shipping 35.5 million BB10 devices next year, up from an earlier estimate of 31.6 million, essentially dragging the company out of a sales slump and finally giving Android...

Gift Ideas For The Geek In Your Life

Gift Ideas For The Geek In Your Life

The upcoming holiday season may just be the best ever for my fellow geeks. Whether you’re hoping for some hot new components for your existing system, a new camera, some new speakers, or maybe even a new mobile device or laptop, there is a myriad of good stuff already sitting on store shelves, just waiting to be gobbled up by holiday...

B&N Releases Limited Edition White Nook Simple Touch For Black Friday

B&N Releases Limited Edition White Nook Simple Touch For Black Friday

Dear, brave shoppers -- it's Black Friday once more. Are you staying in, and heading our with armor in tow? If so, you may want to place yet another item on your list: it's not just a discounted Nook Simple Touch, but a Limited Edition model. Announced specifically with Black Friday in mind, Barnes & Noble has released a limited run of...

Samsung Bringing Android 4.1 + Premium Suite To Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Bringing Android 4.1 + Premium Suite To Galaxy Note 10.1

If you've been sitting on your Galaxy Note 10.1 and getting a little envious of all that Android 4.2 talk, hopefully this will tide you over. While v4.2 has yet to be announced for the company's largest Note product, there's a beefed-up version of v4.1 on the way. Bringing Google Now, Project Butter and a host of other refinements found in...

Google Brings Indoor Maps To Desktop Web Browsers

Google Brings Indoor Maps To Desktop Web Browsers

Right around a year ago, Google introduced the first wave of indoor maps. Being able to locate yourself while trapped within concrete walls -- in places like concert halls, shopping malls, etc. -- has been a challenge for a long while, but leave it to a company like Google to figure out a workaround. Now, the company is bringing indoor maps...

Updated Plans Show Apple's Next-Gen Campus Delayed

Updated Plans Show Apple's Next-Gen Campus Delayed

Apple's Cupertino campus is a sprawling place by most measures, but given the size of the company's consumer business, it's clear that even Apple is outgrowing itself. Before Steve Jobs passed, he made a pitch to the town of Cupertino for a new facility -- a spaceship-like structure that would no doubt make the NorCal town an even more notable...

Citing Issues of "Misunderstanding and Frustration", Mozilla Pulls Plug on 64-bit Firefox

Citing Issues of "Misunderstanding and Frustration", Mozilla Pulls Plug on 64-bit Firefox

Thanks in part to the lack of stability and plugin support, Mozilla's Engineering Manager Benjamin Smedberg has requested that developers stop building 64-bit versions of Firefox. If the idea of a 64-bit Firefox sounds strange, it's likely because it's not something Mozilla ever promoted. Instead, it was left up to the user to seek out a specific...

Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" Released With Flurry Of New Features

Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" Released With Flurry Of New Features

When it comes to mainstream use of Linux, Ubuntu seems to get all the love. Of course, we use "mainstream" here in a very different sense, but surely you get the gist. Now, however, there's a new flavor in town. Those not afraid to branch out can take pleasure in knowing that Linux Mint 14 ("Nadia") has been released. The team has announced...

Amazon Instant Video Streaming Arrives On Nintendo's Wii U Console

Amazon Instant Video Streaming Arrives On Nintendo's Wii U Console

Nintendo's Wii U may have launched a few days ago, but the pieces are still coming together. Today, yet another sliver of its digital streaming platform fell into place, with Amazon's Instant Video app for the Wii U going live. Similar to apps on the PS3 and other streaming boxes, this one gives Wii U users the ability to stream over 140,000...

What if the NES Zapper Made an Appearance in Famous Movies?

What if the NES Zapper Made an Appearance in Famous Movies?

If you were a kid of the 80s and happened to own a video game console, chances are good that it was a Nintendo Entertainment System. While the NES had its share of garbage titles, it also had some timeless classics, such as The Legend of Zelda, Contra, Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, Ninja Gaiden - alright, I could go on to list about 100 more....

Happy Thanksgiving from our little family, to you and yours

Happy Thanksgiving from our little family, to you and yours

It's Thanksgiving here in the US, a time of year when we all pause to reflect on how fortunate we all are. Thanksgiving is a great tradition when you stop and think about it. This holiday isn't about rushing around, shopping, etc. You might contest that Black Friday has made this holiday a little too over-commercialized, but not today, 11/22/2012...

Verizon's FiOS App Now Enables Direct TV Streaming To iPad

Verizon's FiOS App Now Enables Direct TV Streaming To iPad

Verizon's FiOS fiber network won't ever be as large as we would've liked, but if you're in one of the lucky states that has access, there's great news to be shared. Well, if you're also an iPad owner. The updated version of Verizon's FiOS mobile app now includes a feature that was seemingly slated for launch, but was scraped somewhere along...

Verizon Wireless Offers Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 With LTE For $500 Off-Contract

Verizon Wireless Offers Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 With LTE For $500 Off-Contract

Samsung's Galaxy Tab line isn't quite what it used to be, and you can thank Apple for that. While the overall look and feel remains the same, Samsung has added a few stylistic design tweaks that are neither here nor there, but we suppose they're necessary to keep the lawyers at bay. At any rate, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is now available at your...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro 3560 15.6" Core i5 Ivy Bridge-Based Laptop and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro 3560 15.6" Core i5 Ivy Bridge-Based Laptop and More

It’s time for our latest batch of fresh HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction in this final, pre-Thanksgiving deal post is a Dell Vostro 3560 15.6" Core i5 Ivy Bridge-based laptop. With the discounts and free shipping, the Vostro 3560 is available for just under $555. The Dell Vostro 3560 featured...

Archos Makes FamilyPad Tablet Official, Launches Next Month

Archos Makes FamilyPad Tablet Official, Launches Next Month

Archos introduced a new tablet designed with families in mind. Featuring a 13.3-inch display, the new FamilyPad is designed for the whole family to gather around (though large families may feel a bit crowded). The tablet's display features a 10x multitouch screen with a resolution of 1280x800. Archos is aiming to put "a digital twist on family...

Microsoft Develops Data Center Powered By Sewage Waste Gasses

Microsoft Develops Data Center Powered By Sewage Waste Gasses

Back in April, Microsoft developed a concept for a sustainable data center called the Data Plant that would effectively generate its own power by leveraging biogas, thus creating a zero carbon footprint facility. Now, the company is embarking on a pilot project for the Data Plant at the Dry Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Cheyenne, Wyoming...

T-Mobile Extends Network, iPhones Get Better Service

T-Mobile Extends Network, iPhones Get Better Service

T-Mobile has enhanced its network in 10 new metro areas which include Miami; Phoenix; San Francisco; Mesa and Tucson, Ariz.; Modesto, Oakland, San Jose and Stockton, Calif.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. With the technology advancements in these areas, customers will get better voice and data coverage along with faster speeds on unlocked devices...

Google Nexus 10 Android Tablet Review

Google Nexus 10 Android Tablet Review

With the release of the Nexus 7 not only did Google show that Android can be competitive on a small tablet, but they also beat the iPad mini to sale by several months, giving time for the Nexus 7 to gain a foothold in the market. Fast forward to today and Google's set their sights even higher: right into the 10" tablet fray where the iPad...

Time Warner CEO In Denial, Notes ‘Cord Cutters’ Aren’t An Issue

Time Warner CEO In Denial, Notes ‘Cord Cutters’ Aren’t An Issue

The five stages of grief begin with denial, and if Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is grieving the impending decline of cable customers, that’s where he is in the process. According to paidContent, Bewkes said at an event in New York that he doesn’t see cord cutting as a serious threat to his industry. Worse, he committed the familiar...

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets & Smartphones

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets & Smartphones

Portable devices are becoming ever more powerful, and users are increasingly using them to keep up with news and friends, get work done, and remain entertained. Smartphones and tablets have never been so powerful, and if you're in market for either, it's going to be a fun holiday season. Whether it's for yourself or someone else, consider...

Awesome Portal 2 Sentry Turret USB Desk Defender Wants You to Bring It

Awesome Portal 2 Sentry Turret USB Desk Defender Wants You to Bring It

Listen, if you're not rocking a turret at your desktop, then you're simply not taking computer security seriously enough. You're letting the terrorists win, along with Henry from accounting who's always poking his nose into your cubicle when you're off on a coffee break. A password protected screen saver keeps nosy Nellies at bay, but if you...

Tablets Top Holiday Shopping Lists for One Third of US Consumers

Tablets Top Holiday Shopping Lists for One Third of US Consumers

Struggling with what to get your beloved geek for the holidays? There are gazillion gift guides scattered across the web (including our own!), but know this: what he/she really wants is a tablet! That isn't true of everyone, mind you, but a new poll reveals that a third of U.S. consumers are hoping to score a slate this holiday season. That's...

Today's Slickdeals: Dell and ASUS Notebooks, Intel SSD, and More

Today's Slickdeals: Dell and ASUS Notebooks, Intel SSD, and More

ASUS X501A-WH01 15.6" Notebook for $250 with free shipping (normally $350). Specs: Intel Celeron B820 1.7GHz 2GB DDR3 320GB HDD 15.6" 1336x768 LCD Windows 8 Dell Inspiron 15R 15.6" Laptop for $480 with free shipping (normally $700). Specs: Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 LCD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 180GB Intel...

Ubuntu Powered Samsung A15 Chromebook Shows Impressive Performance

Ubuntu Powered Samsung A15 Chromebook Shows Impressive Performance

With the recent introduction of upgraded and lower priced Chromebooks from Samsung ($249) and Acer ($199), the platform may finally live up to its potential, especially now that netbooks have fallen by the wayside. Some (us included) would argue that these are the price points Chromebooks should have been selling at all along. But what about...

Samsung to Unveil Eight-Core Chip for Smartphones and Tablets

Samsung to Unveil Eight-Core Chip for Smartphones and Tablets

Samsung is about to raise the stakes in the smartphone wars as it gets ready to detail the first mobile applications processor built around ARM's big.LITTLE architecture. Big.LITTLE is essentially an expansion of the "4-Plus-1" core technology used in NVIDIA's ARM-based Tegra 3 SoC, which is designed to deliver quad-core performance when needed...

Hulu Plus Now Available On Nintendo Wii U Console

Hulu Plus Now Available On Nintendo Wii U Console

Just picked up a new Wii U? If you've been waiting for that online experience to finally get you, you can finally celebrate. One of the more anticipated programs in the streaming arena is finally hitting Nintendo's new console: it's Hulu. Hulu Plus is now available on the Wii U console, and yes, you'll be able to utilize a "second screen experience"...

Nokia's Here Maps App Arrives For iPad And iPhone

Nokia's Here Maps App Arrives For iPad And iPhone

Nokia's mapping system is right up there with Google's system in terms of depth, range, and reliability. But the company's hampered status in the U.S. has prevented many people from giving it a whirl. As it stands, the best offline mobile mapping solution on the market today resides on Lumia phones, but Nokia understands that not everyone...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell U2913WM UltraSharp 29" Monitor and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell U2913WM UltraSharp 29" Monitor and More

It’s time for our latest serving of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction this Tuesday is a widescreen Dell U2913WM UltraSharp 29” monitor. This puppy is normally about 700 bucks, but with today’s offer it can be yours for just over $629, which includes free shipping. The Dell U2913WM...

Best Buy Reports $13M Net Loss in Q3, Calls Performance "Clearly Unsatisfactory"

Best Buy Reports $13M Net Loss in Q3, Calls Performance "Clearly Unsatisfactory"

Best Buy on Tuesday didn't pull any punches when reporting its fiscal third quarter 2013 earnings, calling its performance "clearly unsatisfactory." The struggling electronics chain reported a GAAP net loss of $13 million for the three-month period ended November 3, 2012, compared to net earnings of $173 million during the same quarter one...

Razer Revamps DeathAdder Mouse, Adds a 4G Sensor, Better Grips

Razer Revamps DeathAdder Mouse, Adds a 4G Sensor, Better Grips

The gaming peripheral gurus at Razer announced today the revamping of its popular DeathAdder mouse, though don't worry if you've grown accustomed to the original model, this isn't a complete redesign. Instead, Razer focused its efforts on upgrading the sensor and making the side grips more comfortable. "We didn’t want to fix anything...

Mozilla Releases Firefox OS Simulator, Allows Testing of Mobile OS on Your Desktop

Mozilla Releases Firefox OS Simulator, Allows Testing of Mobile OS on Your Desktop

Want to take Mozilla's upcoming Firefox OS for a spin? You're in luck, because the developers have released a simulator called "r2d2b2g", or b2g for short, that allows you to install an .xpi extension inside of a desktop version of Firefox and see what it is that Mozilla has up its sleeves. Once the .xpi is installed, you'll be greeted to...

AOC Delivers (Nearly) Borderless 23-inch Monitor

AOC Delivers (Nearly) Borderless 23-inch Monitor

Bezel? We don’t need no stinking bezel. AOC has a new monitor, the 23-inch i2367fh, and the unit’s facade is almost 100% screen; technically there is a bezel, but it’s just 2mm thick. In general, the monitor is a bit of a looker, with a brushed metal finish on the lower front part and rear of the unit and a slim brushed metal...

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook Review

Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 ultrabook is designed to give users flexibility in a way other ultrabooks don't: This ultrabook features a unique, dual-articulating hinge that lets the Yoga 13's touchscreen fold 360 degrees, converting the machine from notebook mode to tablet mode. Thanks to its special hinge design, the Yoga 13 can also be used...

HP Acknowledges "Serious Accounting Improprieties" in Q4 Financial Statement

HP Acknowledges "Serious Accounting Improprieties" in Q4 Financial Statement

Hewlett-Packard today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year ended October 31, 2012, noting an $8.8 billion asset impairment charge related to the acquisition of software firm Autonomy. That's a pretty big write-off, and HP is essentially claiming fraud on the part of Autonomy. "The majority of this...

HTC Refutes $6-$8 Apple Royalty Rate, is "Very Happy" with Actual Settlement

HTC Refutes $6-$8 Apple Royalty Rate, is "Very Happy" with Actual Settlement

Handset maker HTC avoided following in the footsteps of Samsung by recently signing a 10-year license agreement with Apple, thus avoiding a drawn out battle over patents. Samsung, of course, took the other route and was nailed with a $1.05 billion verdict. Did that play a part in HTC's decision to settle with Apple? One would have to think...

iPhone 5 Supply Catching Up to Demand, Ship Time Now 'Only' Two Weeks

iPhone 5 Supply Catching Up to Demand, Ship Time Now 'Only' Two Weeks

Smartphone shoppers jonesing for an iPhone 5 still have to wait for Apple to replenish its stock, however the wait time on Apple's website has now dropped to two weeks. It's a sign that supply is catching up to demand, and also that Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision) doesn't appear to running into any further issues building those pesky smartphones...

Western Digital Bumps WD Black HDDs to 4TB

Western Digital Bumps WD Black HDDs to 4TB

When it comes to hard drives, performance is important but capacity is king. Western Digital is keeping pace with growing storage trends--including several of its own lines of products--by unveiling new 4TB versions of its WD Black desktop hard drives. The 3.5-inch drives offer 7200 RPM speed, 64MB cache, and SATA 6Gbps interfaces in addition...

Microsoft Will Start Black Friday Sales A Day Early

Microsoft Will Start Black Friday Sales A Day Early

Every year, it seems like retailers are opening earlier and earlier on Black Friday in an attempt to be the first stop for shoppers. This year, Microsoft is starting even earlier than most: According to a teaser located on the main page of the company's online store, the company plans to start its Black Friday sale on Thursday morning at 12:00...

U.S. Cellular Goes Against The Grain, Offers Unlimited LTE Smartphone Plan For $40/Month

U.S. Cellular Goes Against The Grain, Offers Unlimited LTE Smartphone Plan For $40/Month

If you think every carrier in America is racing to get to tiered data before LTE becomes as ubiquitous as 3G already is, hold up. U.S. Cellular has just issued a new pricing promotion for its existing users, and for heavy smartphone users within one of the carrier's LTE markets, it's a pretty reasonable deal. You'll be able to select a $40/month...

System76's 17.3" Bonobo Extreme Gaming Laptop Ops For Ubuntu

System76's 17.3" Bonobo Extreme Gaming Laptop Ops For Ubuntu

If you're a gamer, traditionally you probably haven't been super interested in buying a dedicated Linux machine. But times are changing, and with Steam soon to be available for Ubuntu, Linux addicts now have more reason than ever to invest in a new open source rig. System76 has one such machine for sale now, with the new Bonobo Extreme. It's...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell XPS 8500 Core i7-Based Desktop and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell XPS 8500 Core i7-Based Desktop and More

It’s time for a fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction today is a Dell XPS 8500 Core i7-based desktop system with discrete graphics and Windows 8 for under $670. In addition to its Core i7 processor, the Dell XPS 8500 features 8GB RAM, a 1TB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive and 1GB Radeon...

Report: Early Mac OS X 10.9 Builds Point to Siri and Maps Integration

Report: Early Mac OS X 10.9 Builds Point to Siri and Maps Integration

According to 9to5Mac’s sources, the version of Mac OS X due next year will likely have Siri and Apple Maps integration. Specifically, the same essential Siri voice command software found in newer iOS devices is present in these early OS builds. If Siri indeed ends up as part of Mac OS X 10.9, it’s unclear whether the functionality...

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT Review

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT Review

They say hindsight is 20/20. Looking back, it’s now obvious that Microsoft had dropped a number of hints that the company would eventually offer its own tablet, which should have made their Surface announcement last summer much less of a surprise. It was way back in 2008 that Microsoft began showing off its similarly named Surface tabletop,...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Variant Launches in Korea Sporting LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Variant Launches in Korea Sporting LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung has unveiled a tweaked version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 in its native South Korea, and among the minor upgrades is the addition of LTE capabilities. The (translated) release specifically mentions Voice over LTE (VoLTE) as well as simultaneous voice, video, and data as ideal use cases for the new LTE feature, so it’s apparent that...

EyeTV Add-on Brings Live TV To iOS Devices

EyeTV Add-on Brings Live TV To iOS Devices

Elgato and Dyle mobile TV announced the EyeTV Mobile accessory. This TV tuner for iOS devices brings live streaming TV to your iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. The compact ATSC-Mobile tuner receives mobile TV signals from a miniature antenna, so you don't need an Internet connection or unlimited data plan to take advantage of free streaming TV....

Hulu Introduces Video Games Hub

Hulu Introduces Video Games Hub

Hulu announced its new Video Games hub which will feature HD trailers, game play videos, and reviews of the hottest new games. Located at www.hulu.com/videogames, the new video game hub also has information about a game's release date so you will know when you can get your hands on a game you're eyeing. The Video Games hub is currently available...

Windows 8 Sales Off to a Slow Start, Microsoft Points Finger at PC Makers

Windows 8 Sales Off to a Slow Start, Microsoft Points Finger at PC Makers

Microsoft's vision for the future was, and remains, one in which we all embrace Windows 8's touch-friendly user interface (UI) across a variety of devices, and in time, that may still happen. As for right now, however, sales of Windows 8 PCs are falling below Microsoft's expectations, which has led the Redmond software maker to play the blame...

Intel Chief Paul Otellini to Retire in May 2013

Intel Chief Paul Otellini to Retire in May 2013

Intel President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Paul Otellini, is calling it quits, though he isn't stepping down from the world's largest chip maker immediately. Instead, he'll work through the holiday season and into the second quarter of 2013 before retiring in May, Intel announced today. "Paul Otellini has been a very strong leader,...

Wii U Console Launch Plauged by Low Inventory and Hardware Bugs

Wii U Console Launch Plauged by Low Inventory and Hardware Bugs

The more things change, the more they stay the same. How so? Well, it's been six long years since the last major console launch (the original Wii and PlayStation 3 both debuted in November, 2006), and though the landscape looks decidedly different these days, gamers apparently still have to deal with yesteryear issues, like low inventory and...

Cisco Goes on a Spending Spree, Acquires Cloud Networking Firm for $1.2 Billion

Cisco Goes on a Spending Spree, Acquires Cloud Networking Firm for $1.2 Billion

Cisco, which recently cracked a list of 25 top companies to work for, is committed to spending big money beefing up its cloud infrastructure. The latest indication of that is today's announcement that the company will fork over approximately $1.2 billion in cash and retention-based incentives to acquire Meraki, a privately held player in cloud...

Amazon Ditches Monthly Pay Option For Prime Services

Amazon Ditches Monthly Pay Option For Prime Services

Well, guess that's why they call it a trial. Amazon was offering its famed "Prime" services recently at a monthly clip. Ever since its inception, Prime has only ever been a $79/yearly subscription. But recently, Amazon began to allow people to sign up and pay monthly -- $7.99 per month. That represented a slight premium, but presumably Amazon...

Microsoft Details 'Play To' Streaming Feature In Windows 8

Microsoft Details 'Play To' Streaming Feature In Windows 8

With Windows 8 out in the universe, Microsoft's had a tall task of education the masses. There are plenty of new features to dive into, and Play To is one that the company is detailing now. It's a feature that enables users to stream music, photos and videos from apps to Xbox and other supported devices on your home network. Imagine being...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - A Killer Sequel

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - A Killer Sequel

With the original Call of Duty Black Ops, Treyarch wanted to prove that it wasn't the "underdog" of the Call of Duty series. They were set to prove they deliver titles as good, or better, than Infinity Ward. While the success of that game versus Modern Warfare could be disputed, it seems to be widely agreed-upon that it was the best Call of...

Malware Trojan Targets Windows 8 Users Via Google Docs

Malware Trojan Targets Windows 8 Users Via Google Docs

On Friday, security firm Symantec discovered a Trojan called Backdoor.Makadocs, which in typical backdoor Trojan fashion accesses a compromised system and attempts to swipe data from it. The interesting bit is that it uses Google Docs as a proxy server to get around firewalls and connect to a C&C server, instead of attempting to connect...

Microsoft Offers Up Office 2013 For 60 Day Evaluation

Microsoft Offers Up Office 2013 For 60 Day Evaluation

Although a specific date is unknown, Microsoft should be releasing the consumer retail versions of its Office 2013 suite sometime before the end of the month. As we discovered in early October, the final release-to-manufacturing build has already been produced, and has been available to volume licensees ever since. If you're a regular...

Wii U TV and Movie Features Coming in December

Wii U TV and Movie Features Coming in December

Nintnedo's making a concerted effort to play a bigger role in living room entertainment with its Wii U console than it did with the original Wii, but some features integral to that goal won't be available right off the bat. The company didn't give a specific reason as to why the delay was taking place, and instead offered up a canned statement...

Apple Stock Price Slides to a 6 Month Low

Apple Stock Price Slides to a 6 Month Low

When you're hot, you're hot, and when you're cold, well, things are still pretty good if you're Apple. Ahead of the iPhone 5 launch, the Cupertino company saw its share price hit an all-time high a couple months ago, reaching more than $705. Since then, Apple's share price has been steadily declining. Now that the dust has settled from the...

Microsoft Announces New .NET and Windows Phone SDKs

Microsoft Announces New .NET and Windows Phone SDKs

Microsoft has made clear that it'll be making huge efforts to equip developers with the tools they need to make a serious contribution to the SkyDrive ecosystem. As we've seen over the past few years, ecosystems matter much more, and raw tech specs matter much less. Particularly with Windows Phone, which lacks many key apps compared to iOS...

Sony Offering Hot Deals On PlayStation 3 And PS Vita On Black Friday

Sony Offering Hot Deals On PlayStation 3 And PS Vita On Black Friday

Black Friday is coming, and soon. While the famed shopping day has become less spectacular due to the Internet, there are still deals to be had for those who bother to look beyond the Sunday paper. Sony's looking to move quite a few units as it forges ahead into yet another holiday season, with looming deals for PS3 and PS Vita. The Assassin’s...

Best Buy Shoppers Start Camping Out Early For Black Friday

Best Buy Shoppers Start Camping Out Early For Black Friday

Believe it or not, shoppers have already started camping out at some Best Buy stores in anticipation of Black Friday. If lining up a week early seems insane, well, that's because it is. Be that as it may, Rhiannon Buckingham found herself near the front of the line at a Best Buy store in El Cajon, California. "Last year, I came on Tuesday...

Developer Details How to Get Netflix Running on Linux

Developer Details How to Get Netflix Running on Linux

For as popular as Netflix has become, it's a little surprising that it isn't available on Linux. Not natively, anyway. Don't worry though, if you really want to run Netflix on Linux, a determined developer has figured out a workaround that actually, well, works. The developer, Erich Hoover, says the solution is to get Firefox and Microsoft...

Facebook Enables Share Button on Android and iOS Apps and Facebook Mobile

Facebook Enables Share Button on Android and iOS Apps and Facebook Mobile

It’s the little things that make life a tiny bit sweeter, and Facebook has given users one more goodie: the ability to share items from your newsfeed on the Facebook apps for Android and iOS or the Facebook mobile website. The addition of the Share button is overdue, especially as so many people use their phones to view and interact...

Netflix CEO: Amazon's Losing Upwards Of A Billion Dollars On Streaming

Netflix CEO: Amazon's Losing Upwards Of A Billion Dollars On Streaming

These days, tech-savvy folks may be more inclined to stream a movie than going out for a Redbox rental. Your options are pretty plentiful, actually. There's Netflix, VUDU, Amazon, Hulu -- and that's just naming a few. Recently, Amazon has gone into the business of rivaling Netflix, but they're giving away tons of it for free to Amazon Prime...

Nintendo's Wii U On Sale On November 18th

Nintendo's Wii U On Sale On November 18th

Got anything going on tomorrow? Looking for a fresh game to play? Nintendo's got a console launching, don't you know? The follow-up to the Wii, called the Wii U, will be celebrating its U.S. launch tomorrow with a midnight launch around the nation. And, at the Nintendo World Store, a midnight "gathering" will be taking place. The first Wii...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Alienware m18x r2 18.4" Gaming Laptop and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Alienware m18x r2 18.4" Gaming Laptop and More

It’s time to close out another week, but not before we dish up another health serving of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction this Friday is a Dell Alienware m18x r2 18.4" Core i7 Ivy Bridge-based, quad-core gaming laptop with a full HD screen and 2GB GeForce GTX 660M for just under $1900. The Dell...

Diamond Multimedia Outs TAB360 Rotating Tablet Stand

Diamond Multimedia Outs TAB360 Rotating Tablet Stand

There are mountains of mobile accessories out there, and there are at least as many terrible ones as there are good ones, so it’s easy to ignore a new product of that ilk when it comes across the wire. The Diamond Media TAB360, a pivoting multimedia stand for tablets designed in part to enhance the gaming experience, kind of grabs your...

NVIDIA to Host “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” College Tournament, Vote to Get Your School Included

NVIDIA to Host “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” College Tournament, Vote to Get Your School Included

For as pleased as plenty of college students were that “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” was released this week, they’ll possibly be even more enthused at the possibility of participating in a college CoD tournament. NVIDIA announced that it will host four-person, last-team-standing matches and pit several colleges with long-running...

AT&T Doubles 4G LTE Coverage In 2012

AT&T Doubles 4G LTE Coverage In 2012

AT&T is continuing its aggressive rollout of its 4G LTE network. Earlier this week, the company announced new markets that would soon be receiving LTE coverage. Today, the wireless carrier is adding a few more markets to this list. With the recent announcements, customers in the following areas will also be able to access 4G LTE service...

Rumors Suggest Samsung Could Debut Galaxy S IV At CES In January

Rumors Suggest Samsung Could Debut Galaxy S IV At CES In January

New rumors suggest Samsung may be planning to reveal the successor to its very popular Galaxy S III smartphone at CES in January. Referred to as the Galaxy S IV, the new smartphone is said to have a 5-inch full HD AMOLED display with a pixel density of 441 pixels-per-inch. This display could support a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Screen size...

Sony Vows to Compete with Galaxy S III, iPhone 5 with Future Flagship Handset

Sony Vows to Compete with Galaxy S III, iPhone 5 with Future Flagship Handset

In a roundabout sort of way, Sony admitted that none of its smartphones are as good as Samsung's Galaxy S III or Apple's iPhone 5. No big revelation there, even if only looking at the sales figures. The Galaxy S III, for example, is currently the world's top selling handset, while Sony's Xperia line isn't even on the radar. And therein lies...

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD Review

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD Review

Take a look at a smartphone from a few years ago compared to something available today and you'll find a number of major differences. Screens, processors, operating systems and more are advancing at a breakneck speed. However, battery tech has been stuck moving at a relatively glacial pace, as evidenced by even some of the highest spec'ced...

Feeling Lost? Google Readies Maps App for iOS Devices

Feeling Lost? Google Readies Maps App for iOS Devices

Apple didn't exactly win any brownie points from iOS device owners when it kicked Google Maps to the curb in iOS 6 in favor of its own native maps application, and if you've been feeling lost without it (both literally and figuratively), hang tight, Google has your back. No, Apple didn't have a change of heart, but a version of Google Maps...

PlayStation 3 Tops 70 Million Console Sales, Ties Xbox 360

PlayStation 3 Tops 70 Million Console Sales, Ties Xbox 360

As of November 4, 2012 and just a few days after it turned six years old, the PlayStation 3 console reached a milestone of 70 million cumulative worldwide unit sales, Sony announced on Friday. In addition, sales of the PlayStation Move motion controller have now surpassed 15 million units around the globe. "The PS3 system has delivered high...

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Outguns Halo 4 in Launch Day Sales, $500M in 24 Hours

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Outguns Halo 4 in Launch Day Sales, $500M in 24 Hours

While it may have been easy to predict, we can now confirm that Activision's wildly popular Call of Duty series is still the one the beat. The latest title in the CoD franchise -- Black Ops II -- notched over $500 million in worldwide sales during the first 24 hours of its release, more than doubling that of Halo 4's launch, which raked in...

Dell Sees Drop in Desktop and Mobile Revenue; Profit Cut Nearly in Half

Dell Sees Drop in Desktop and Mobile Revenue; Profit Cut Nearly in Half

Dell's fiscal 2013 third quarter revenue dipped to $13.7 billion, down 11 percent sequentially, the company announced this week. Battered by weak spending in the PC sector and a trend towards mobile handheld devices, Dell's profit was cut nearly in half, declining 47 percent to $475. Dell warned that it "sees the challenging global macro-economic...

AT&T Launches New Talk + Text Plans For Globetrotters

AT&T Launches New Talk + Text Plans For Globetrotters

If you'll be traveling overseas soon, it's probably about time to start planning just how exactly you plan to stay connected. It's not as easy as just turning your smartphone on and roaming internationally. Well, it is, but you'll pay through the nose to do it. For those who plan ahead, AT&T is offering new talk + text plans for overseas...

Lytro Unveils Perspective Shift And Living Filters For Light Field Cameras

Lytro Unveils Perspective Shift And Living Filters For Light Field Cameras

If you're even remotely interested in technology, you've probably heard of Lytro. It's the company that ushered in a new kind of camera, one that allowed users to take photos and then tweak the depth of field in post-processing. Now, the company's spinning up innovation once more, unveiling perspective shift and living filters for new ways...

iOS 6 Streaming Bug Sends Data Usage Skyrocketing; Drives Up Data Fees

iOS 6 Streaming Bug Sends Data Usage Skyrocketing; Drives Up Data Fees

When Apple released iOS 6 earlier this fall it took a beating over the state of its mapping software compared to Google Maps. All the chatter over the mapping software's shortcomings may have obscured a much larger problem that could financially impact a number of people. iOS 6, by all appearances, has a streaming problem. This is separate...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Latitude E5430 14" Core i3 Laptop + Free $100 Gift Card and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Latitude E5430 14" Core i3 Laptop + Free $100 Gift Card and More

It’s time for our latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction this fine Thursday morning is a Dell Latitude E5430 14" Core i3-based Laptop with a Free $100 Gift Card thrown in. Total price for the machine—only $499. The 4.5lb Dell Latitude E5430 also features a spill-resistant,...

T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless Launch New Windows Phones

T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless Launch New Windows Phones

We knew Verizon Wireless had plans to offer new Windows Phones before Thanksgiving, and now we have official confirmation as to when these phones will arrive. The new Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 822 is available in stores starting today. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC features a 4.3-inch Super LCD with a resolution of 720x1280,...

Texas Instruments Laying Off 1,700 Workers, Shifting Focus Away from Mobile

Texas Instruments Laying Off 1,700 Workers, Shifting Focus Away from Mobile

At a time when consumers are trending towards mobile products like smartphones and tablets, Texas Instruments has decided it can flip a bigger profit by focusing its energies elsewhere. As such. TI is planning to slash 1,700 jobs as it scales back its mobile processor business and transitions to other areas, like cars and smartphones. The...

Lenovo Introduces Entertainment-Friendly Desktop & All-In-Ones

Lenovo Introduces Entertainment-Friendly Desktop & All-In-Ones

Lenovo is targeting home entertainment with the introduction of its new IdeaCentre Q190 desktop and new additions to the company's C-Series all-in-one family. The IdeaCentre Q190 desktop is touted as "the world’s smallest full-function desktop PC." It measures just 22 mm (0.86 inches) wide. Looking at the specs, you can tell the IdeaCentre...

Intel’s Xeon Phi Powered Beacon is World’s Most Efficient Supercomputer

Intel’s Xeon Phi Powered Beacon is World’s Most Efficient Supercomputer

The Green500 ranks the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world, and the latest list has an Intel-powered system at the top: “Beacon”, a supercomputer located at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), is the world’s most efficient supercomputer. Notably, Beacon uses Intel’s new Xeon Phi 5110p...

NC State Researchers Develop WiFox Technology to Boost WiFi Performance Up to 700 Percent

NC State Researchers Develop WiFox Technology to Boost WiFi Performance Up to 700 Percent

If you’ve connected to a WiFi network at an airport, convention, or even at the mall around Christmas, you’ve probably experienced a common problem: an overloaded WiFi network. Get too many people on the same access point, and you end up with a slow, spotty connection. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed...

ASUS PB278Q Professional 27-inch WQHD Monitor Review

ASUS PB278Q Professional 27-inch WQHD Monitor Review

A growing number of graphics professionals, gamers, and all-around power users are turning to WQHD (Wide Quad High-Definition) monitors as cost-conscious alternatives to pricey 30-inch panels, and ASUS is all too happy to oblige. The PB278Q we're looking at here slips into ASUS' Professional lineup and brings with it a 27-inch PLS (Plane-to-Line...

NASA Hastily Enacts Policy to Encrypt Laptops After Another Computer Goes Missing

NASA Hastily Enacts Policy to Encrypt Laptops After Another Computer Goes Missing

After a NASA laptop containing sensitive, personally identifiable information was swiped from a locked vehicle in NASA’s Washington, D.C. headquarters parking lot on October 31st, NASA officials have banned employees from taking computers containing sensitive information from its facilities and are taking immediate steps to bolster device...

Google Now Number 2 on Top 25 Best Companies to Work For

Google Now Number 2 on Top 25 Best Companies to Work For

"Working here stinks!," a Google employee was heard saying NEVER. When was the last time you heard a Google worker complain about his or her job? You probably haven't, and there are lots of reasons for that. Pay is one of them, but there are all kinds of perks to becoming a G-Man or G-Woman, like benefits that extend into the afterlife (seriously),...

Amazon Starts Shipping Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablets

Amazon Starts Shipping Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablets

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Amazon today has begun shipping out its stock of Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablets. In addition, Amazon says its flagship tablet will be available at Best Buy starting tomorrow, as well as from additional retailers like Staples and Radio Shack in the coming weeks. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G model will...

T-Mobile to Sell Samsung Galaxy S III for Free on Contract November 16 and 17 Only

T-Mobile to Sell Samsung Galaxy S III for Free on Contract November 16 and 17 Only

Want to get a jump on the holiday shopping blitz? On November 16 and 17 only (Friday and Saturday), T-Mobile is offering customers free Samsung 4G smartphones with qualifying plans. And yes, that includes the insanely popular Galaxy S III, currently the top selling single-model handset in the world. Talk about the ultimate stocking stuffer...

Samsung Announces 10nm-Class 64GB eMMC for Slim Mobile Devices

Samsung Announces 10nm-Class 64GB eMMC for Slim Mobile Devices

Samsung today introduced a next-generation 64GB embedded multimedia card (eMMC) manufactured using 10 nanometer (nm)-class process technology. You read that right -- it's using 10nm-class chips, which can refer to any process between 10nm and 19nm. Embedded memory plays a critical role in today's tablets and smartphones, and according to Samsung,...

Toshiba Releases 8GB FlashAir SDHC Card With Embedded Wi-Fi

Toshiba Releases 8GB FlashAir SDHC Card With Embedded Wi-Fi

Eye-Fi ushered in the idea that Wi-Fi could indeed be embedded into a consumer flash memory card, and now Toshiba is introducing a wireless LAN embedded SD card of its own. It's a FlashAir card, which is an SDHC card with a WLAN chip + antenna inside. Also, for a limited time, Olympus will offer the FlashAir for free through a mail-in rebate...

D-Link Intros Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band USB Wi-Fi Adapter

D-Link Intros Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band USB Wi-Fi Adapter

As media streaming becomes more and more common, faster Internet speeds become more commonplace. D-Link is proving as much, introducing a new Wireless AC1200 dual-band USB adapter. It enables consumers to upgrade their existing laptops and desktop computers to support AC technology, which can be used in conjunction with an 802.11ac router...

AMD's New S10000 GPU, Opterons Power Top Energy-Efficient Supercomputers

AMD's New S10000 GPU, Opterons Power Top Energy-Efficient Supercomputers

The TOP500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world has a spinoff, dubbed the Green500, that ranks the most energy-efficient systems in terms of megaflops per watt. AMD, has done rather well this year on the energy efficiency charts; its newly launched S10000 GPU powers the second most efficient supercomputer on the planet. That...

Hot Deals of the Day: Core i7-powered Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Core i7-powered Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook and More

It’s time for our latest batch of HOT deals, straight from our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction today is a Core i7-powered Dell XPS 13 13.3" Ultrabook with a 128GB SSD. With a rare $100 off coupon code, in addition to other discounts, the price for this machine falls just below the $1000 mark, which is the cheapest it has...

Kingston Now Shipping SSDNow V300 Series Solid State Drives

Kingston Now Shipping SSDNow V300 Series Solid State Drives

Getting ready to upgrade your storage to a solid state drive? If so, Kingston hopes to appeal to your cost-conscious side with its new SSDNow V300 line. Continuing the SSDNow V Series tradition, these are being pitched as cost-effective upgrade solutions. Don't take that to mean they're slow. Armed with a SandForce controller and a SATA 6Gbps...

Skype Temporarily Suspends Password Reset After Account Hijacking Security Hole Found

Skype Temporarily Suspends Password Reset After Account Hijacking Security Hole Found

Skype temporarily removed the page that enables users to reset their password after a security hole was found that enables someone to take control of another user's account. After making changes to the password reset feature, Skype turned the page live again. The issue was first documented on a Russian forum two months ago. To take advantage...

The 4G Race Continues: Verizon Wireless, Sprint, And AT&T Announce Expansion Plans

The 4G Race Continues: Verizon Wireless, Sprint, And AT&T Announce Expansion Plans

Three of the top wireless carriers in the U.S. are working hard to expand their LTE networks. Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T recently announced new markets that now have or will soon be getting LTE coverage. Verizon Wireless has added 4G LTE service to parts of Pennsylvania including Adams County, York County, and Lancaster County....

Microsoft Offers Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 Users

Microsoft Offers Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 Users

Although Microsoft is keeping DirectX 11.1 exclusive to Windows 8, it’s planning to make the latest version of Internet Explorer available to Windows 7 users (as well as Window 8, of course). Microsoft recently opened the preview of IE 10 to the public. Still, many of the features in IE 10 are really geared towards Windows...

Today's Slickdeals: WD 3TB RED HDD, Corsair Hydro Series H60, and More

Today's Slickdeals: WD 3TB RED HDD, Corsair Hydro Series H60, and More

3TB Western Digital Red Internal Hard Drive (WD30EFRX) for $150 with free shipping (normally $190). Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s Cache: 64MB Form Factor: 3.5" 1TB Seagate Barracuda Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS) for $50 with free shipping (normally $110). Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s RPM: 7200 RPM Cache: 32MB Form Factor: 3.5" Logitech G105 Call...

Facebook's Mega Stock Lock-Up Expires Today, Share Price Sees Early Surge

Facebook's Mega Stock Lock-Up Expires Today, Share Price Sees Early Surge

Wall Street's going to be busy today as some 800 million Facebook shares held by insiders become eligible to trade, completely free of previous lock-up provisions. This isn't the first wave of restricted Facebook stock to be freed up -- Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has already offloaded more than $11 million worth of previously...

Vimeo Unveils Pay to View Video Service

Vimeo Unveils Pay to View Video Service

Vimeo has earned a reputation for hosting quality videos from amateurs and professionals alike. For now, it’s relying on ads and memberships for revenue and lets visitors view the videos free, but the YouTube competitor is also working on pay-per-view options. Today, Vimeo is previewing the pay-per-view system with six hand-picked,...

iPhone 5S Rumored To Be in the Works

iPhone 5S Rumored To Be in the Works

You have to know that when you buy an Apple device, something newer and shinier is just around the corner, usually a refreshed version of the item you just purchased it. That's especially true if there's not an "S" attached to your iDevice, which is something early iPhone 5 adopters are about to find out. Citing a Chinese-language Commercial...

Google's Nexus 4 Inventory Wiped Out in Under an Hour

Google's Nexus 4 Inventory Wiped Out in Under an Hour

Apparently Apple isn't the only one that's capable of attracting a crowd for a new device. Remember the Nexus 4 smartphone Google announced a couple of weeks ago? It went on sale yesterday, and if you hesitated, you missed out. According to various Internet time keepers, the device sold out in the U.S. in under 50 minutes, and even faster...

Motorola Develops HC1 Head-Mounted Computer

Motorola Develops HC1 Head-Mounted Computer

In the future, we'll all be cruising in flying cars and wearing computers on our heads. Or, just the latter. If you don't believe it, then check out what Motorola's been up to. When not building smartphones and tablets, Motorola's engineers are working on funky gadgets like the HC1 Headset Computer, which is precisely what it sounds like....

Western Digital Joins the 802.11ac Club with New Router and Bridge

Western Digital Joins the 802.11ac Club with New Router and Bridge

The first wave of devices supporting the 802.11ac standard is still coming, and Western Digital is now part of it with its announcement of the My Net AC1300 router and My Net AC WiFi Bridge. As you might expect, the routers offers both 802.11ac on the 5GHz band and 802.11n on the 2.4GHz bands, and the My Net AC1300 is further bolstered by...

Dropbox Reaches 100 Million Users, Sets Up Contest as Thank You

Dropbox Reaches 100 Million Users, Sets Up Contest as Thank You

In the five years since its inception, Dropbox has exploded from nothing to the premier consumer cloud storage service in the market. Founder Drew Houston recalled in a blog post that the idea for Dropbox came to him when he found himself in a train station having forgotten his flash drive at home, and between that fateful day and the present,...

Western Digital Intros 4TB USB 3.0 My Book Studio External HDD

Western Digital Intros 4TB USB 3.0 My Book Studio External HDD

Western Digital has a new USB 3.0 hard drive to showcase, and it's for Mac users. The new My Book Studio external hard drive is tailor made to operate at blazing speeds with Apple's new line of Mac products, which (finally) support USB 3.0. The drive doesn't deviate much from the design cues of the past, boasting 4TB of internal storage (or...

Nokia Announces HERE Mapping And Services Platform

Nokia Announces HERE Mapping And Services Platform

In recent years, Nokia's biggest announcement has revolved around its decision to partner with Microsoft and make Windows Phone the company's exclusive smartphone OS. But this -- this might be just as monumental in time. The company has had an impressive mapping system for years, and in a bid to expand that market share, it's releasing HERE....

AMD Refutes Reuters' Claim, Company Not Up For Sale

AMD Refutes Reuters' Claim, Company Not Up For Sale

The Internet is abuzz this evening after Reuters ran an exclusive report claiming Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) had hired J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. to "explore options," including a potential sale of the company. You can imagine the sullen faces on AMD fans far and wide, and also those who favor healthy competition in the market place. There's...

Google Fiber Installations Kick Off in Kansas City, The Rest of the World Remains Envious

Google Fiber Installations Kick Off in Kansas City, The Rest of the World Remains Envious

If you don't live in either one of the two Kansas Citys, get ready to be ridiculously envious. Google has just posted on its official Google Fiber blog that installations of its 1Gbit/s Internet service have now begun, with houses that opted for the service automatically being prepared for it. In a video explaining the entire process to potential...

ASUS Vivo Tab RT Windows 8 Tablet Landing at AT&T on November 16th

ASUS Vivo Tab RT Windows 8 Tablet Landing at AT&T on November 16th

When we reviewed the ASUS Vivo Tab RT a couple of weeks ago, we found that the device was a solid piece of hardware that gave reason for optimism that the new Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets would offer a compelling alternative to Android and iOS devices. Soon, you’ll be able to get your hands on one of your own. AT&T announced...

Foxconn Replaces Human Workers with 1 Million Robots

Foxconn Replaces Human Workers with 1 Million Robots

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision) may have finally figured out a solution to all those pesky accusations of poor working conditions that keep popping up in headlines -- robots! The human condition being what it is, workers comprised of blood and guts tend to gripe and moan when employers saddle them with low wages, long hours, tedious tasks, and...

Pentagon’s Top Supplier Lockheed Martin Notes Cyber Attacks Increasing, More Sophisticated

Pentagon’s Top Supplier Lockheed Martin Notes Cyber Attacks Increasing, More Sophisticated

The good news is that Lockheed Martin, the U.S. government’s largest IT provider and the group that runs the military cyber center, apparently has a heavily fortified cyber border around itself and has been able to withstand serious cyber attacks. The bad news is that those attacks are increasing in number and complexity, according to...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Latitude 10 64GB Windows 8 Pro Tablet and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Latitude 10 64GB Windows 8 Pro Tablet and More

Whoa! We’ve got one hottie of a HOT deal as our featured attraction in today’s deal post, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. Along with a host of components, systems, and accessories, we’ve got a pre-order deal on the Dell Latitude 10 64GB Windows 8 Pro tablet. This Dell Latitude 10 ships with Windows 8 Pro (not Windows...

Droid DNA by HTC is First Android Phone to Sport a 5-inch, 1080p Display

Droid DNA by HTC is First Android Phone to Sport a 5-inch, 1080p Display

Your 65-inch high definition television probably boasts a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display. You know what else does? HTC's brand new Droid DNA, which is purportedly the first smartphone in the U.S. to scale that kind of resolution down to a 5-inch display. That works out to 440 pixels per inch (ppi), compared to 306 ppi on Apple's iPhone...

Intel Unleashes New Extreme Desktop Processor and DX79SR Motherboard

Intel Unleashes New Extreme Desktop Processor and DX79SR Motherboard

The answer to the question of which CPU/motherboard combo from Intel delivers the most extreme desktop performance is the Intel Extreme Edition Core i7-3970X (3.5GHz, 4GHz Turbo) CPU and the Extreme Series Intel Desktop Board DX79SR (Stormville), which are now available. The 6-core Ivy Bridge beast of a processor offers up 15MB cache, 4 channels...

HTC One X+ and One VX To Ship with AT&T November 16, Pre-Orders Start Today

HTC One X+ and One VX To Ship with AT&T November 16, Pre-Orders Start Today

Smartphone shoppers overwhelmed by the choices out there face an even tougher decision as HTC has added a pair of compelling options to AT&T's lineup. On the higher end of the smartphone spectrum is the quad-core HTC One X+, and for bargain shoppers, the HTC One VX is an affordable alternative that won't obliterate the holiday shopping...

Apple’s Palo Alto Flagship Store an Unbearably Noisy Echo Chamber

Apple’s Palo Alto Flagship Store an Unbearably Noisy Echo Chamber

There's a new Apple Store in Palo Alto, California, and it's making headlines for the wrong reason. Blogger and local resident Jean-Louis Gassée, who also used to serve as president of Apple's Products Division, is a fan of the Cupertino outfit (no big shocker there) and was eager to check out the new location, which is "big, bold,...

Crysis 3 Multiplayer Preview Shines, Even In Alpha

Crysis 3 Multiplayer Preview Shines, Even In Alpha

Normally we don't cover games that are still in alpha. While beta coverage is typically a good example of how final gameplay is shaping up, alpha is a time when major design elements are still in flux. We're making an exception for Crysis 3's recent multiplayer test, however, to highlight just how gorgeous the game already is... Crysis 3 Multiplayer...

Halo 4 Sales Skyrocket to $220 Million in First 24 Hours

Halo 4 Sales Skyrocket to $220 Million in First 24 Hours

Gamers hoping to cling to some semblance of productivity this week don't stand a chance. On one hand, there's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to occupy your time into the wee hours of the morning, and if that doesn't float your boat, Halo 4 launched earlier this week, amassing more than $220 million in global sales in the first 24 hours. It's the...

NVIDIA Supercharges Black Ops 2 Performance with GeForce 310.54 (Beta) Drivers

NVIDIA Supercharges Black Ops 2 Performance with GeForce 310.54 (Beta) Drivers

Now that you've called in sick to work or decided to skip this morning's chemistry lab in order to play through a few more missions in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, you might as well squeeze the most performance out of the game as possible. To help you do that, NVIDIA has made available a new set of beta drivers that promise to boost framerates...

Maingear Expands Its Gaming Laptop Line with the Nomad 15

Maingear Expands Its Gaming Laptop Line with the Nomad 15

Maingear is rounding out its laptop lineup with the new NOMAD 15, giving you a 15-inch alternative to the larger NOMAD 17 gamer. Customization is key at boutique builders like Maingear, so it’s no surprise that the laptop is offered with several graphics, processor, and other component choices. And, of course, you can pick the color...

Samsung's Galaxy Stratosphere II Coming Soon To Verizon With Slide-Out Keyboard

Samsung's Galaxy Stratosphere II Coming Soon To Verizon With Slide-Out Keyboard

Android's on a roll, and with the holiday season coming up, OEMs are trying their best to get a multitude of options out there to satisfy every budget. Now, Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Stratosphere II will be arriving on Verizon Wireless. It's one of the few mid-range Android phones coming out these days with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard....

Gogo Launches ATG-4 To Increase In-Flight Wi-Fi Speeds

Gogo Launches ATG-4 To Increase In-Flight Wi-Fi Speeds

In-flight Wi-Fi is one of those strange technologies. On one hand, it feels like the future. Being able to get online while cruising at 500MPH+, some 35,000 feet in the air, is truly venturing into Jetsons territory. But on the other hand, paying $12+ per session, and barely being able to load your e-mail, is a really frustrating experience....

Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's Windows President, Leaves Company

Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's Windows President, Leaves Company

Here's a twist nobody saw coming: Steven Sinofsky, the President of Windows and lead architect on Windows 8 has announced his resignation from the company. That's an abrupt change considering that Sinofsky had been floated as a possible replacement for Ballmer in certain circles and his helming of Windows 8 was seen as a project that could...

Intel’s Exascale HPC Revolution and Xeon Phi

Intel’s Exascale HPC Revolution and Xeon Phi

Last month, Intel brought us out to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in Austin to brief us on its latest and greatest foray into high-performance computing (HPC) and exascale level processing performance. For Intel, years of heady talk about parallelism and exascale computing have finally come to fruition. Intel is bringing to market...

Acer Debuts C7 Chromebooks for $199

Acer Debuts C7 Chromebooks for $199

More Chromebooks are coming, or at least they’re coming from Acer and Samsung. Samsung announced its latest Chromebook just a couple of weeks ago, and today Acer announced its C7 Chromebook line. Due to the nature of Chromebooks, specs between different manufacturers are only so compelling, so the most exciting feature of the Acer C7...

Microsoft Keeping DirectX 11.1 A Windows 8 Exclusive, Won’t Offer Windows 7 Update

Microsoft Keeping DirectX 11.1 A Windows 8 Exclusive, Won’t Offer Windows 7 Update

If you like keeping current with your DirectX version and happen to dislike Windows 8, you're going to be finding yourself in a bit of a bind. Despite having shipped alongside Windows 8, DirectX 11.1 hasn't been talked about too much. In fact, it wasn't until just now that I even learned of it. Being a minor version increase, however, nothing...

AT&T Announces the Samsung Galaxy Camera, a Point-And-Shoot with a Data Plan

AT&T Announces the Samsung Galaxy Camera, a Point-And-Shoot with a Data Plan

Samsung has developed a creative solution to consumers’ desire to have a speedier and more convenient way to share photos with its Samsung Galaxy Camera, which is now available from AT&T. The camera runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has 4G capabilities, and the 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCd display is quite large. Under the hood, there’s...

Hot Deals of the Day: Samsung 840 Series SSD and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Samsung 840 Series SSD and More

It’s time for the latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction on this fine Monday morning is a Samsung 840 Series 500GB SATA 6Gb/s solid state drive (model: MZ-7TD500BW). BuyDig is offering the 500GB Samsung 840 for $359.99 with free shipping, which works out to only $0.72/GB... The Samsung...

Kingston Adds HyperX Beast To Lineup

Kingston Adds HyperX Beast To Lineup

Kingston is adding to the HyperX family with the new HyperX Beast. This memory features a new heatspreader to maximize thermal dissipation and provide increased reliability. This heatspreader also features a new color and design to add to the character of the memory. The HyperX Beast is part of the Predator family, which is Kingston's premiere...

Microsoft Demos Real Time Language Translation Technology

Microsoft Demos Real Time Language Translation Technology

Although you may not agree after getting off the phone with your bank, speech recognition technology really has come a long way in the past 20 years. There’s still plenty of room for improvement, however, and Microsoft has been working on technology that is making for some big changes in real-time speech recognition. Microsoft’s...

Skype Preview Out For Windows Phone 8

Skype Preview Out For Windows Phone 8

The first Windows Phone 8 handsets are trickling out, and for those anxious to see what Microsoft has been cooking up in terms of Skype integration, now's your turn. Microsoft has today released a Skype Preview for WP8 (version 2.0). According to the company, this Preview build will give users "all of the Skype basics in the new, modern design...

MSI's AMD-Powered GX60 Gaming Laptop Available This Week Starting at $1,300

MSI's AMD-Powered GX60 Gaming Laptop Available This Week Starting at $1,300

MSI first teased gamers with its GX60 gaming laptop in September, announcing at the time a couple of core components but keeping the rest a secret. Well, we now have full specs and pricing info to share, and assuming performance can live up to the parts list, it was worth the wait. "MSI spared no bells and whistles in creating the GX60, packing...

Lantronix's New XPrintServer Enables Virtual Printing From Enterprise iOS Devices

Lantronix's New XPrintServer Enables Virtual Printing From Enterprise iOS Devices

These days, you don't need a giant piece of kit for a lot of computations to occur. Just look at this phone-sized box. It's Lantronix's new xPrintServer, which now supports enterprise-wide mobile printing for workplaces that frequently find themselves packed with iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices. It's the Office Edition, and it's engineered...

BlackBerry 10 Devices to Launch in January

BlackBerry 10 Devices to Launch in January

Research In Motion (RIM) can ill afford for its BlackBerry 10 platform to disappoint, not when Android and iOS are the top dogs in mobile, and with Microsoft desperately trying to position its Windows Phone 8 platform as a viable contender (just as BlackBerry used to be). Can RIM reclaim the success it once had in mobile? We're about to find...

Toyota Testing Smart Cars That Communicate with Each Other

Toyota Testing Smart Cars That Communicate with Each Other

Cars have already learned how to drive themselves courtesy of Google, and now Toyota is testing a technology that will allow automobiles to communicate with one another. Does anyone else see this as a possible premise for a sci-fi movie, one in which tons of steel and metal rise up against mankind? Perhaps Michael Bay can direct the flick....

Google Free Zone Offers Free Internet Connectivity For Feature Phones

Google Free Zone Offers Free Internet Connectivity For Feature Phones

Google's always had a fetish for free or low-cost Internet access, and continuing that philosophy is a new service the sultan of search is experimenting with. It's called "Free Zone" and it's intended to offer users in emerging markets access to several online Google products, including Google Search, on their feature phones. "Free Zone is...

Nvidia Launches Supercomputing-focused K20, K20X

Nvidia Launches Supercomputing-focused K20, K20X

When Nvidia launched the consumer-oriented GK104 earlier this year, the company made it clear that the enthusiast-oriented GPU was the first iteration of a two-GPU strategy. K20, we were told, would launch later in the year, with certain features aimed at accelerating supercomputing and HPC workloads. Today, Nvidia is taking the wraps off...

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Launches Tomorrow, Make It a 4 Day Weekend

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Launches Tomorrow, Make It a 4 Day Weekend

Productivity in the United States won't come to a screeching halt tomorrow, but we suspect there will be a fair number of people calling in "sick" to work and school. That's because Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launches tomorrow. Call of Duty, of course, is one of the most popular gaming franchises of all time, and you can bet GameStop locations...

AMD Launches New Dual-GPU FirePro: S10000 Aimed At Datacenters, Virtualization

AMD Launches New Dual-GPU FirePro: S10000 Aimed At Datacenters, Virtualization

AMD has announced a new FirePro graphics card at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis conference today (hereafter abbreviated as SC12). It's aimed at server workloads and data center deployments, but it's also the most powerful GPU Sunnyvale has ever deployed, bar none. Rumors of a dual-core...

Apple And HTC Agree To 10 Year License Agreement

Apple And HTC Agree To 10 Year License Agreement

While Apple and Samsung ended up in court over patent disputes, it's being made clear that a courtroom battle isn't necessarily a requirement. HTC and Apple have also been at each other's throats for over two years now, but suddenly, it looks as if these two have decided to make up. It's in stark contrast to the messy courtroom battle that...

Gmail Helped Bring Down CIA Director David Petraeus

Gmail Helped Bring Down CIA Director David Petraeus

It's beginning to feel like we're unable to go even a single week without learning of a public official caught in an affair, but last week's discovery of the affair of CIA Director David Petraeus came as a shock for a couple of reasons. David wasn't some mere politician, but a decorated war hero who most recently sat at the helm of one of...

Google Offers Partial Refund for Nexus 7 Orders Placed Prior to Price Drop

Google Offers Partial Refund for Nexus 7 Orders Placed Prior to Price Drop

In the growing 7-inch tablet space, Google made its Nexus 7 device more competitive by knocking the 16GB model down to $199, effectively replacing the 8GB model, and introducing a 32GB version for $249. Storage upgrades are no minor deal, considering the Nexus 7 doesn't sport a microSD card slot, but it can also be a tough pill to swallow...

PengPod, A Dual-Booting Android and Linux Tablet

PengPod, A Dual-Booting Android and Linux Tablet

True, the Android operating system is based on Linux, but many dyed-in-the-wool Linux users would prefer a tablet running “real” Linux, which is exactly what Peacock Imports is trying to do with its line of PengPod Linux tablets. The short but sweet product lineup is intriguing and includes the 7-inch PengPod700 and 10-inch PengPod1000...

Some Microsoft Surface Touch Covers Defective, Splitting Within Days

Some Microsoft Surface Touch Covers Defective, Splitting Within Days

Microsoft is making a big deal about its Touch Covers for Surface tablets, touting them as "revolutionary" and "brilliant," to use just two adjectives you can dig up in marketing materials. But are they also defective? The word from some early adopters is that, yes, Microsoft's Touch Covers are poorly designed. "My Touch Cover, in the middle...

Velocity Micro Packs External DVD Writer, USB Hub And 500GB HDD Into VMultra

Velocity Micro Packs External DVD Writer, USB Hub And 500GB HDD Into VMultra

Accessories are a dime a dozen, but this one's a notch above the rest. Velocity Micro, a well-known company when it comes to building gaming rigs, has just introduced an interesting new device called VMultra. It's an all-in-one external drive that combines four different peripheral devices in order to create a major accessibility hub. It's...

Brother Printer Orchestra Plays "The Times They Are a-Changin’"

Brother Printer Orchestra Plays "The Times They Are a-Changin’"

People taking old hardware and tuning it to make music isn't anything new, but it's not often we see it done on a much grander scale. Today, we can, thanks to some geeks over at isthis.gd. Inspired by other "radical tinkerers", they set out to create a MIDI orchestra for the Grey London PR agency and Brother - a company that makes many things,...

Hitachi Introduces Roku-Friendly Smart TVs

Hitachi Introduces Roku-Friendly Smart TVs

As CES 2013 draws closer, you can count on more and more HDTVs surfacing. Hitachi's the latest of the bunch, introducing their Fall 2012 line of Smart TVs. Included are new 3D UltraVision UltraThin LED TVs, and these actually support Roku streaming within. The whole lot supports 1080p HD output, built-in WiFi and IPTV connectivity. Encased...

Walmart "Embarrassed" by Video of Employees Abusing iPad Inventory

Walmart "Embarrassed" by Video of Employees Abusing iPad Inventory

The next YouTube video that's likely to go viral is that of Walmart employees tossing around iPads in the warehouse of a Kentucky store. Apple iPad devices are shown being thrown like several feet in the air like frisbees not always getting caught. In one instance, an employee purposely slams a boxed iPad to the concrete floor and says, "Oh...

Blizzard Sued in Class Action Over Authenticator Sales

Blizzard Sued in Class Action Over Authenticator Sales

Blizzard has been hit with a lawsuit over its $6.50 Battle.net Authenticator keychains that it sells online. According to the lawsuit, Blizzard makes millions of dollars by "deceptively and unfairly" charging customers for an after-sale security product, essentially shifting responsibility from the publisher to the consumer to protect their...

Windows 8 Fends Off Most Malware Thrown at It So Far

Windows 8 Fends Off Most Malware Thrown at It So Far

Windows 8 isn't without controversy, in that Microsoft designed the operating system to offer a unified experience between touch-friendly mobile devices and desktops that may or may not be equipped to handle touch input. But should we also be concerned about security? That depends on your perspective. On one hand, a new study by security firm...

Report: European Commission Will Fine Six Electronics Companies Over CRT Price Fixing

Report: European Commission Will Fine Six Electronics Companies Over CRT Price Fixing

According to a Reuters report, the European Commission is planning to level fines at six major electronics companies that participated in a price-fixing scheme for CRT displays in the late ‘90s. The apparently guilty parties include LG Electronics, Philips, Samsung SDI, France’s Thomson, Panasonic, and Toshiba. Presumably, the...

GameFly Launches PC Client Out Of Beta

GameFly Launches PC Client Out Of Beta

Steam sure shook things up when it brought digital downloading of games to the PC gamer masses, and now it looks like famed rental shop GameFly is leaping onto the bandwagon. The company has this week launched its PC client, releasing it from beta and out into the wild. It's said to be a one-stop shop for games, with over 1500 titles available...

Sony Brings Water-Resistant Xperia Advance Smartphone To America

Sony Brings Water-Resistant Xperia Advance Smartphone To America

Looking for an Android smartphone? You've got plenty of options. Looking for an Android smartphone that'll withstand a monsoon? Your options just got a lot less plentiful. Thankfully, Sony's out to serve Americans who need precisely that, with the water-resistant Xperia Advance coming to the U.S. The phone boasts the highest level of dust...

Digital Divide: U.S. Physical Game Sales Declined for 11th Consecutive Month

Digital Divide: U.S. Physical Game Sales Declined for 11th Consecutive Month

The latest data from research firm NPD Group is a little misleading in that you'd think the games industry is in a tailspin, even though it's not quite as bad as it seems. To wit, retail sales of new game hardware, software, and accessories in the U.S. plummeted 25 percent, NPD Group reports, noting that this is the 11th consecutive month...

AT&T Offers Tablet Discount With Two-Year Tablet Plan

AT&T Offers Tablet Discount With Two-Year Tablet Plan

AT&T is offering customers $100 off of the purchase of any tablet, provided you're willing to sign a two-year agreement for a data plan. The promotional offer begins today. The discount applies to tablets purchased at AT&T company owned stores, online at AT&T's website, and at selected agents and retailers. Several of AT&T's...

Hot Deals of The Day: Logitech Touch Wireless Mouse T620 and More

Hot Deals of The Day: Logitech Touch Wireless Mouse T620 and More

Happy Friday all!  It's been a long week but we've got a good dose of deals to bring a smile to your geek face. Dell is offering this new Logitech Touch Wireless Mouse T620 for $59.49 plus free shipping after coupon code: P83Q8GXNJK9Q0R applied at checkout. It's just the thing for a little more control in Windows 8... And of course there...

New High Tech MasterCard Sports LCD Screen And Keyboard

New High Tech MasterCard Sports LCD Screen And Keyboard

MasterCard is launching a new high tech card in Singapore that features an LCD display and a built-in keyboard. The card looks and functions just like a regular credit card but with the addition of the LCD screen and touch-sensitive buttons. MasterCard calls it Display Card technology. There are a number of banks and sites that require users...

Nike+ FuelBand: One Big Security Hole For Your Life

Nike+ FuelBand: One Big Security Hole For Your Life

Exercise is important, there's no disputing that. It's especially critical if, like us, you spend hours each day plopped in front of a computer screen hammering out hardware reviews, TPS reports, or whatever. Activity is key to a healthy lifestyle, but how do you know if you're doing enough? In the old days, a mirror and scale would keep track...

Navy SEALs Disciplined for Medal of Honor Video Game Disclosures

Navy SEALs Disciplined for Medal of Honor Video Game Disclosures

The never-ending one-upmanship among warfighter titles has reached a new level: Seven Navy SEALs have been disciplined for allegedly giving secret information to the makers of Medal of Honor: Warfighters. EA, which publishes the game, has been touting its use of paid military consultants in the production of the new title. The Navy took note,...

Twitter Accidentally Resets Passwords for Many Users Due To Security Threat

Twitter Accidentally Resets Passwords for Many Users Due To Security Threat

If you woke up to find that your Twitter password wasn’t working, you’re not alone. Twitter accidentally reset the passwords for many of its users yesterday. If your account is one of those affected by the mass reset, you should have received an email alerting you to the situation and giving you an opportunity to change your password...

Romney Presidential Transition Website Accidentally Appears Online

Romney Presidential Transition Website Accidentally Appears Online

The campaign team for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney prepared a transition website in the event he won the election. We know this because the site accidentally went live for a short period of time, and though it was quickly taken down, there are no mulligans on the Internet. Taegan D. Goddard, founder of political website Political Wire,...

LTE-Equipped iPad Mini Ready to Ship Soon

LTE-Equipped iPad Mini Ready to Ship Soon

Good news for those of you who pre-ordered the Wi-Fi + Cellular version of the iPad mini. The waiting game is almost over, as Apple has begun notifying customers that the 4G LTE-equipped tablet will start shipping out in the next five days. Despite carrying a pricing premium over competing (and slightly smaller) 7-inch tablets like the Nexus...

Facebook’s COO Still Cashing Out of Company Stock

Facebook’s COO Still Cashing Out of Company Stock

Facebook's Chief Operating Officer (COO), Sheryl Sandberg, is setting herself up to have a very nice holiday season by selling truckloads of company stock for millions of dollars. Sandberg unloaded around 353,000 Facebook shares worth some $7.44 million a week ago, and has now followed that up by flipping another 176,000 shares of the social...

Google to Offer Free, Ad-Supported Mobile Internet Access in the Philippines

Google to Offer Free, Ad-Supported Mobile Internet Access in the Philippines

In an effort to expand its Internet empire to the “next billion”, Google is partnering with Globe Telecom to offer free mobile access to certain Google products such as Google+, Gmail, and Google Search to users in the Philippines. Of course, those users will have to deal with ads to pay for the freebies, but that’s likely...

Verizon Waives Voice and Text Fees for Customers Hit by Hurricane Sandy Through November 16th

Verizon Waives Voice and Text Fees for Customers Hit by Hurricane Sandy Through November 16th

Amidst the lingering damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is throwing its customers in the most affected areas of New York and New Jersey a bone by waiving voice and text fees incurred between October 29th and November 16th. Even better, customers don’t need to do anything to take advantage of the price break; Verizon will simply...

AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Availability

AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Availability

Great news for AT&T users who have been frustrated about the company's stance on handling FaceTime over Cellular. The carrier just expanded availability of the feature, but there's still a catch: you'll need an LTE device on a tiered data plan. To date, that would include the iPhone 5 (not the iPhone 4S or earlier) as well as the newer...

HTC Windows Phone 8X Available Now To Order

HTC Windows Phone 8X Available Now To Order

Windows Phone 8 is upon us, and for AT&T users, the party starts now. The HTC Windows Phone 8X, one of the first WP8 devices to hit the streets, is coming to AT&T shelves starting today. It'll arrive in two forms: 16 GB of memory in California Blue for $199.99 and an AT&T-exclusive 8 GB of memory version in California Blue and...

Lenovo Getting Cozier With Smartphones and Tablets

Lenovo Getting Cozier With Smartphones and Tablets

Although Lenovo is on the track to become the No. 1 PC maker in the world, the company recognizes it must compete in other markets as well if it wants to succeed long term. As consumers transition away from traditional PCs to using smartphones and tablets for an increasing number of tasks, companies such as Lenovo are recognizing the importance...

Intel's Eight-Core, Heavily-Updated Poulson Itanium Breaks Cover, Heads To Market

Intel's Eight-Core, Heavily-Updated Poulson Itanium Breaks Cover, Heads To Market

Intel's Itanium has spent the past year in an unwelcome spotlight. The war between HP and Oracle over whether or not the latter had an obligation to support HP servers after publicly promising to do so dragged Intel's Itanium roadmap into the limelight. Ultimately, the judge found that Oracle had to live up to its contractual obligations and...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook and More

It’s time for a fresh batch of HOT deals, straight from our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction for this chilly Thursday morning (at least here in the Northeast) is the Dell Inspriron 15z 15.6" Core i5 Ivy Bridge Ultrabook, with optional Touchscreen. The Dell Inspriron 15z is a thin and light 4.78 lb Ultrabook from...

Foxconn Mulls Opening a Manufacturing Plant in the U.S.

Foxconn Mulls Opening a Manufacturing Plant in the U.S.

This one's probably a long-shot, but apparently Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is thinking about branching out and building manufacturing facilities in the United States. Two potential destinations reportedly being evaluated include Detroit, Michigan and Los Angeles, California. Foxconn is a major manufacturer of electronics devices...

Streaming Entertainment Comprises Nearly 50 Percent of All Internet Traffic, Netflix Dominates

Streaming Entertainment Comprises Nearly 50 Percent of All Internet Traffic, Netflix Dominates

According to Sandvine’s “Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H2012”, consumption of Internet data via “Real Time Entertainment”, aka streaming video and audio, accounts for almost half of all peak Internet traffic in the U.S., Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. The U.S. gobbles up the lion’s share of that...

Gigabyte Osmium Keyboard: Great Design, Poor Accuracy

Gigabyte Osmium Keyboard: Great Design, Poor Accuracy

After 25 years of typing on keyboards, I've field-tested everything from IBM's legendary Mode M to the sort of $4.99 specials that were, as far as I could tell, constructed from styrofoam, packing peanuts, and pocket lint. About a year ago, I made the jump to a pair of mechanical keyboards and haven't looked back. The mechanical board on the...

RIM Blackberry 10 Gains US Government Security Clearance

RIM Blackberry 10 Gains US Government Security Clearance

In many ways, RIM’s once mighty BlackBerry brand is now an also-ran in a mobile market that’s dominated by Android and iOS devices, but today’s news bodes well for the Canadian company. RIM announced that its BlackBerry 10 platform has received the prized FIPS 140-2 certification from the National Institute of Standards and...

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Now Top Selling Smartphone, Even Over The iPhone

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Now Top Selling Smartphone, Even Over The iPhone

Earlier this month, we told you about Samsung's great success with the Galaxy S III, having sold 30 million devices worldwide. Obviously, that's quite the feat by itself. Now, new data from research firm Strategy Analytics indicates the Galaxy SIII has become the world's best-selling smartphone in the last quarter. The Galaxy SIII overtook...

Online Retail E-Commerce Climbs To $41.9 Billion in Q3

Online Retail E-Commerce Climbs To $41.9 Billion in Q3

Shopaholics and bargain hunters have it easy these days. They can click, instead of clip, coupons to use online, avoid pushy crowds and idiot drivers, and even buy goods in their underwear, if they so desire (just be sure to pull the shades down, folks). Sure, you skip out on the instant gratification of shopping in a brick-and-mortar store...

What? Razer’s Naga Gaming Mouse Requires Always On Internet Connection?

What? Razer’s Naga Gaming Mouse Requires Always On Internet Connection?

A poster on an overclocking forum is drawing widespread Internet attention over claims that Razer's Naga mouse requires a persistent Internet connection in order for it to work properly. The special drivers supposedly require that Naga owners create an account with Razer before they're allowed to configure the mouse, and if Razer's servers...

Angry Birds Star Wars Launched

Angry Birds Star Wars Launched

If you're a Star Wars fan (and who isn't?), Rovio believes it has the Angry Birds title you've been looking for all along. It's Angry Birds Star Wars, and it's now available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. That covers just about every major platform, save for Linux on the desktop (feel free to "Wine"...

Apple Shares Slide to Five-Month Low

Apple Shares Slide to Five-Month Low

Perhaps as the result of a momentary sense of panic following Foxconn's reiteration that those newfangled iPhone 5 models are a bear to build, investors grew slightly skittish yesterday and sent Apple's share price down nearly 4 percent by the end of the trading day. Apple stock is now the lowest it's been in five months. "It's not easy to...

Microsoft's Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In Advertising

Microsoft's Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In Advertising

Despite the fact that I've been using Windows 8 for the past three weeks, I somehow managed to overlook a rather stark feature in the OS: ads. No, we're not talking about ads cluttering up the desktop or login screen (thankfully), but rather ads that can be found inside of some Modern UI apps that Windows ships with. That includes Finance,...

MasterCard And ING Team Up For Internet Payment Trial

MasterCard And ING Team Up For Internet Payment Trial

When it comes to mobile payments, it's really just a matter of "when." It's obvious that it's happening, and it's catching on (albeit slowly) around the globe. The specifics have to be worked out, and there's still a lot of work to be done in terms of partnerships, but we're slowly but surely moving towards a society that pays for everyday...

Microsoft Integrates Flash Player Updates for IE10 On 'Patch Tuesday' Rollouts

Microsoft Integrates Flash Player Updates for IE10 On 'Patch Tuesday' Rollouts

For about as long as it's existed, Adobe's Flash plugin has been one of the most vulnerable pieces of software on the planet. Much like an operating system itself, most people readily install a Flash plugin soon after a fresh install, so it's no wonder that people are often on the hunt to see what kind of exploits can be had. It's for this...

Samsung Shipping 840 Series SSDs with Free Copy of Assassin's Creed III

Samsung Shipping 840 Series SSDs with Free Copy of Assassin's Creed III

Samsung today announced that its scintillating 840 Series solid state drives (SSDs) are now available to purchase, but that's not all. To sweeten the pot, select 840 Pro SSDs come with a free copy of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III in the form of a download code that's good for snagging the full version. The game bundle applies to 128GB, 256GB,...

Intel Solid State Drive 335 Series SSD Review

Intel Solid State Drive 335 Series SSD Review

The Intel SSD 335 is the company’s first solid state drive to ship with NAND flash memory produced using a 20nm process. Intel claims the drive “uses the smallest, most efficient multi-level cell NAND flash on the market”. The flash memory used on the Intel SSD 335 was jointly developed my Intel’s and Micron’s...

Hot Deals of the Day: WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Portable HD and More

Hot Deals of the Day: WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Portable HD and More

We’ve got another batch of HOT deals on tap for you all courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction this morning is a deal being offered by Dell on the WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (model number: WDBY8L0020BBK-NESN) for $161.99 with free shipping. Specifications for the WD My Passport 2TB...

NVIDIA Extends Olive Branch to Linux Gamers with Performance Doubling Driver Update

NVIDIA Extends Olive Branch to Linux Gamers with Performance Doubling Driver Update

It was just a few short months ago when Linus Torvalds ripped into NVIDIA for its perceived sub-par support of the Linux operating system. During a talk at Finland's Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship, Torvalds referred to NVIDIA as "the single worst company we've ever dealt with" before flipping NVIDIA the bird on camera. Despite the outburst,...

Today's Slickdeals: Corsair Carbide 500R, WD Velociraptor, Razer BlackWidow and More

Today's Slickdeals: Corsair Carbide 500R, WD Velociraptor, Razer BlackWidow and More

 Corsair Carbide Series 500R Computer Case + Free 120mm Case Fan for $69 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code FanTenOffand this form).   Type: ATX Mid Tower External 5.25" Drive Bays: 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays: 6 Expansion Slots: 8 600GB Western Digital VelociRaptor Hard Drive for $100 with free shipping (normally...

AT&T Will Invest $14 Billion To Expand Network

AT&T Will Invest $14 Billion To Expand Network

AT&T announced plans to invest $14 billion over the next three years in order to expand and enhance its wireless and wireline broadband networks. The investment plan, called Project Velocity IP (VIP), includes an expansion of AT&T's 4G LTE network, the acquiring of additional spectrum, and the deployment of small cell technology, macro...

Sprint To Acquire U.S. Cellular Spectrum & Customers In The Midwest

Sprint To Acquire U.S. Cellular Spectrum & Customers In The Midwest

Sprint will acquire PCS spectrum and customers from U.S. Cellular as part of a deal that involves $480 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities. Customers in parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio including the Chicago and St. Louis markets are included in this deal. Sprint intends to use the additional spectrum...

Apple May Have Saved Sharp with $2 Billion Investment

Apple May Have Saved Sharp with $2 Billion Investment

Sharp recently warned investors that it was on the verge of collapse after doubling its full-year net loss forecast to $5.6 billion, citing a "worse than expected drop" in LCD TV sales in Japan and China. At the time, it was being reported that Sharp was looking for outside help to stay afloat, and was in talks with Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn)...

ZOTAC Gooses ZBOX AD06 Mini PC with Graphics and Processor Upgrades

ZOTAC Gooses ZBOX AD06 Mini PC with Graphics and Processor Upgrades

ZOTAC’s ZBOX series is an interesting exercise in mini PC making, and now the company’s ZBOX AD06 is getting a performance upgrade. ZOTAC announced that the AD06 and AD06 Plus will run AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics and a dual-core AMD E2-1800 (1.7GHz) processor. Other additions include a quartet of high-amperage USB 2.0 ports to...

Foxconn Still Blaming iPhone 5 Design for Production Slowdown

Foxconn Still Blaming iPhone 5 Design for Production Slowdown

Apple's iPhone 5 is a gorgeous looking smartphone, there's just no two ways about it. From its thin and light profile to its crystalline diamond-cut chamfers surrounding the 4-inch display, there's a high level of precision required to build the iPhone 5, and apparently that's making it difficult for Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) to keep up...

PlayStation The Official Magazine Ends 15-Year Run with Holiday Issue

PlayStation The Official Magazine Ends 15-Year Run with Holiday Issue

Another print publication bites the dust. This time it's PlayStation: The Official Magazine that's closing its doors, ending what had been a 15-year run with the upcoming Holiday issue. Though print media has struggled to find relevance in an increasingly digital world, the move is still a little surprising when you consider that "PlayStation"...

Google Tweaks Search Results Pages With a New Look

Google Tweaks Search Results Pages With a New Look

How is your Google search page different now than it was hours ago? In a nutshell, all those categories (including Web, Images, Maps, and so on) that used to be on the left side of the page in a vertical orientation are now tucked under the search bar in a horizontal layout. If you want to see more advanced features, click Advanced Search...

Nikon Introduces Mid-Range D5200 DSLR With 24.1MP Sensor

Nikon Introduces Mid-Range D5200 DSLR With 24.1MP Sensor

Need a new shooter? If you're looking for a mid-range DSLR, Nikon's got a new one to consider. The company just launched the D5200, a cropped-frame DSLR that boasts a DX-format 24.1MP CMOS sensor, a 39-point AF system, and an image-processing engine equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into the D4 flagship camera. The D5200 offers the same side-hinged...

Drift Innovation Reveals Wearable 1080p, Waterproof Action Camera

Drift Innovation Reveals Wearable 1080p, Waterproof Action Camera

Cameras are easy to get these days, from point-and-shoot options to DSLRs. But what about cameras you can strip onto your dome? Drift Innovation has just debuted the Drift HD Ghost, which is described as the first-ever action camera with a two-way LED remote and continuous loop video. It's a wearable camera that ships with a handy remote,...

Motorola Reveals Atrix HD Developer Edition With Unlockable Bootloader

Motorola Reveals Atrix HD Developer Edition With Unlockable Bootloader

Motorola's Atrix HD has been out for a few months now, but much like other carrier-branded Android phones, there's no way to root and install a custom ROM without some serious hacker activity. In a bid to appease power users who wish to have an easier go at things when it comes to unlocking a bootloader, Motorola is introducing the Atrix HD...

Penguins Get Game: Steam for Linux Beta Is Ready For Action

Penguins Get Game: Steam for Linux Beta Is Ready For Action

If you’re a regular here, you already know that Valve has been working up a Linux-flavored dish of Steam for some time. You might’ve even been one of the reportedly more than 60,000 people who put their names in the pool for the upcoming Beta. Scratch that – the existing Beta. The Steam for Linux Beta is up today with...

Intel Clover Trail Atom Z2760 Windows 8 Tablet Performance Preview

Intel Clover Trail Atom Z2760 Windows 8 Tablet Performance Preview

Windows RT or Windows 8 for ARM devices launched a couple weeks ago and today we have the very first Intel-driven Windows 8 tablet device to hit our labs, powered by Intel's latest low power Clover Trail Atom Z2760 SoC (System on Chip).  The Atom Z2760 is a new dual core chip from Intel with integrated engines for graphics, HD video encode...

AT&T Announces Pricing for Nokia Lumia 820 and 920, HTC Windows Phone 8X

AT&T Announces Pricing for Nokia Lumia 820 and 920, HTC Windows Phone 8X

Not a moment too soon: AT&T has finally announced the pricing for the Windows Phone 8 devices it'll soon be carrying. Under a two-year contract, Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 will be sold for $99.99 - about $50 less than has been previously speculated. As an added bonus, AT&T will throw in a free wireless charging plate (likely to retail...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell 24" LED-Backlit LCD Monitor and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell 24" LED-Backlit LCD Monitor and More

If you want to increase the enjoyment and experience using your PC, and potentially increase your productivity too, we’ve said time and again that upgrading to a large monitor is one of the best ways to do so. And to that end, today we’ve got a HOT deal on an LED-backlit, 24” Dell LCD monitor to show you: Dell.com is...

MIT Engineers Develop Power Amplifier That Could Double Smartphone Battery Life

MIT Engineers Develop Power Amplifier That Could Double Smartphone Battery Life

Battery life is a big deal for mobile devices from laptops on down to smartphones. One of the biggest drags on your smartphone’s battery life is the collection of power amplifiers involved in creating radio signals. Now, an MIT-based startup claims to have solved the engineering puzzle and can give smartphones significantly longer battery...

Apple Patent Suit vs Google Motorola Mobility Tossed Out

Apple Patent Suit vs Google Motorola Mobility Tossed Out

And the patent wars continue. A judge in Wisconsin dismissed Apple’s case against Google’s Motorola Mobility wing. District Judge Barbara Crabb didn’t believe she had the legal authority to hear the case. At issue is whether or not Google has engaged in unfair licensing practices. The contention is that Google is using its...

Amazon Prime Adds $7.99/Month Option, Gives Netflix the Stink Eye

Amazon Prime Adds $7.99/Month Option, Gives Netflix the Stink Eye

Amazon isn't making a big deal out of its new $7.99/month Amazon Prime subscription plan, but clearly the online retailer has competing services like Netflix and Hulu Plus in its sights. Amazon Prime, if you're not already familiar with it, is a membership program that runs $79 annually in exchange for free two-day shipping on millions of...

Master Chief Is Back, Halo 4 Launches Today

Master Chief Is Back, Halo 4 Launches Today

For those fans of the franchise who have been marking off the days until Halo 4 would debut, you can put down the marker and run out to the nearest GameStop, where the game has been on sale since midnight. The trailer for the new game is intense and gorgeous and sets up the story while leaving quite a bit of mystery, too. [SPOILER] After witnessing...

Apple May Ditch Intel x86 and Embrace ARM for Next Generation Macs

Apple May Ditch Intel x86 and Embrace ARM for Next Generation Macs

It's been more than seven years since Apple began putting Intel inside its systems, and that relationship might be coming to end. Rumors are running rampant on the web this morning that Apple is seriously considering embracing ARM for its Mac lineup, with a version of the chip that it's already using in its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices....

Asustor AS 6 Series NAS First to Feature System Sleep Mode (S3)

Asustor AS 6 Series NAS First to Feature System Sleep Mode (S3)

Asustor, a subsidiary of Asus that's focused on network attached storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions, today announced the launch of its all new AS 6 Series NAS boxes. According to Asustor, these are the first NAS devices in the world to feature System Sleep Mode (S3) along with near instantaneous wake up times. The AS 6 Series ships...

ARM Flush with Cash, Rising Stock; Could be Ripe for Acquisitions

ARM Flush with Cash, Rising Stock; Could be Ripe for Acquisitions

One of the biggest benefactors of the mobile device revolution that's taking place right before our very eyes is ARM, which licenses its technology to a number of players, like NVIDIA and Qualcomm (to name just two). If you own a smartphone or tablet, there's a good chance it's rocking ARM-based hardware inside. As a result, ARM is sitting...

Hacker Rigs Electronic Voting Machine with $30 Worth of Parts From Radio Shack

Hacker Rigs Electronic Voting Machine with $30 Worth of Parts From Radio Shack

Today's Presidential election figures to be an extremely tight race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and whoever wins -- Mitt Romney, according to AVAST Software's mega-poll -- will likely claim victory by a small margin. But will it be an honest election? We're not making a facetious statement about politics. What has us worried is an...

Belkin Intros First Lightning-Compatible Apple Accessories

Belkin Intros First Lightning-Compatible Apple Accessories

Well, you knew it would happen at some point. Belkin has just announced the first major batch of accessories (from a major electronics maker) that'll work with Apple's newest connector. The new Lightning port has been something of a lightning rod, leaving nearly half a billion accessories incompatible with the new iPhone and iPad family. But,...

Apple Reportedly Looking At Creating Its Own CPUs For Mac Computers

Apple Reportedly Looking At Creating Its Own CPUs For Mac Computers

Could it be? Apple changing CPUs for the second time in the recent past? When the company kissed PowerPC goodbye and sided with Intel, it was a watershed moment. Suddenly, Macs became more powerful and more compatible, and yes, it enabled them to run Windows. But as the years have progressed, Apple has invested millions upon millions of dollars...

Microsoft to Replace Windows Live Messenger with Skype

Microsoft to Replace Windows Live Messenger with Skype

Microsoft's theme for the year might as well be "Out with the old and in with the new." That philosophy accurately describes the launch of Windows 8, which dispenses with the old way of doing things (like with a dedicated Start menu, for example) in favor of a touch-friendly future, and it also applies to Microsoft's instant messaging strategy....

Anonymous and Other Hacking Groups Go On Hacking Spree; PayPal, NBC and Symantec Targeted First

Anonymous and Other Hacking Groups Go On Hacking Spree; PayPal, NBC and Symantec Targeted First

In celebration of Guy Fawkes Day, members of Anonymous and many other hacker groups have taken to the Web to deface as many websites as possible, focusing on both big and small. At the time of writing, it's a little difficult to see exactly how each targeted website was defaced, but the numbers keep on rising. According to ZDNET, ImageShack,...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 15R SE and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 15R SE and More

Good afternoon HotHardware readers. It’s time for our latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction this Monday is Dell’s Inspiron 15R Special Edition notebook, built around Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPU. Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition models also have backlit keyboards, 2GB Radeon HD...

Facebook Joins AMD, HP, Marvell and Others in Linaro Linux on ARM Servers Efforts

Facebook Joins AMD, HP, Marvell and Others in Linaro Linux on ARM Servers Efforts

AMD and ARM are leveraging the former’s acquisition of SeaMicro to develop ARM-based servers, and now there’s a concerted effort to develop a software ecosystem for the platform, driven a slew of industry leaders. Companies including AMD, AppliedMicro, Calxeda, Canonical, Cavium, Facebook, HP, Marvell and Red Hat are joining forces...

AVAST Survey Predicts Presidential Election Winner, Thumbs Nose at Gallup

AVAST Survey Predicts Presidential Election Winner, Thumbs Nose at Gallup

There have been countless polls that have tried to predict who is ahead in the Presidential race, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, but AVAST Software thinks it has them all beat. Yes, that AVAST Software, the same one that makes security software, including a popular free antivirus program named after itself. What's AVAST Software's play here?...

MSI Introduces Hetis H61 Ultra Barebone PC

MSI Introduces Hetis H61 Ultra Barebone PC

MSI launched its latest generation of bare bone PCs in the form of the Hetis H61 series. This series supports Intel's H61 chipset. Processor options include Intel 2nd generation Pentium / Core i3 / Core i5 LGA 1155 processors as well as Intel 3rd generation Pentium / Core i3 / Core i5 LGA 1155 processors. The Hetis H61 Ultra features a compact...

Sharp Warns That The Company Might Collapse

Sharp Warns That The Company Might Collapse

There was a time when names like Sharp, Panasonic, and Sony were the cream of the crop when it came to consumer electronics, but things have not been going well for any of those companies. Sharp announced that it is unlikely to survive on its own after posting an expected net year loss of $5.6 billion, which is about double what it predicted...

Corsair Introduces New Flagship Hydro Series Liquid CPU Coolers

Corsair Introduces New Flagship Hydro Series Liquid CPU Coolers

Corsair announced the Hydro Series H100i and H80i liquid CPU coolers. These new coolers are redesigned versions of the popular H100 and H80 coolers. The new H100i and H80i models are designed to provide better cooling, quieter operation, easier installation, and Corsair Link digital control. The Hydro Series H100i and H80i utilize new copper...

Intel Launches DC S3700 SSD For Data Centers, Emphasizes Endurance and High Performance

Intel Launches DC S3700 SSD For Data Centers, Emphasizes Endurance and High Performance

Intel has announced a new series of SSDs aimed specifically at data centers, with a focus on features that matter most to that market. The DC S3700 series is designed to offer high performance at an extremely predictable rate, ensure end-to-end data protection, and keep total power consumption low. Predictable performance in a data center...

Ballmer Expects Windows Phone 8 Devices to Sell Like Hotcakes, Microsoft Planning Marketing and Ad Blitz

Ballmer Expects Windows Phone 8 Devices to Sell Like Hotcakes, Microsoft Planning Marketing and Ad Blitz

You would expect the head of Microsoft to ooze confidence when it comes to the company's Windows Phone platform, and you'd be right. Make no mistake, Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer wholeheartedly believes Windows Phone 8 will finally challenge Android and iOS in the mobile space, and he sees it happening at a faster rate than most might expect....

Apple Sells Three Million iPad Mini + 4th-Gen iPad Units In Opening Weekend

Apple Sells Three Million iPad Mini + 4th-Gen iPad Units In Opening Weekend

How would you like to sell three million of anything in three days? Just ask Apple how it feels. The company's 4th-gen iPad and iPad mini have only been on sale since November 2nd, but already it has moved three million of them. Oddly, Apple isn't breaking down the split between new iPads and the iPad mini, just saying that the new iPad family...

Samsung Announcing Complete Brand Makeover For CES 2013

Samsung Announcing Complete Brand Makeover For CES 2013

Korean electronics maker Samsung is reportedly in the midst of a "radical brand makeover," one that will give the company a brand new look. Details are mostly vague, though it will all become clear at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which is when and where Samsung is said to be unveiling its brand makeover. Australia's...

Acer Releases Veriton Z2650G-UG645X 20" All-In-One Desktop

Acer Releases Veriton Z2650G-UG645X 20" All-In-One Desktop

You probably won't remember the name, but you just might remember the design. The new Acer Veriton Z2650G-UG645X was released today, boasting a 20" widescreen LED display (1600x900), Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Professional operating systems and a multitude of ports. It's an all-in-one system engineered for education and small business, equipped...

Apple Releases Patch for Safari Security Flaws

Apple Releases Patch for Safari Security Flaws

The software engineers at Apple have been busy updating programs the past several days, including a bug stomping update to iOS 6 that's available to Developers (beta) and, more recently, tweaks to the Safari browser. Safari 6.0.2, available for OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Lion Server v10.7.5, and OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2, addresses a handful...

Digital Storm Bolt Small Form Factor Gaming PC Review

Digital Storm Bolt Small Form Factor Gaming PC Review

Gaming PCs come in all shapes and sizes, but the small form factor gaming rig is not one that you see all that often. When it comes to tablets, notebooks and small form factor PCs, “thin and light” may indicate the latest and greatest in design and mobile components, but when it comes to gaming, a lithe chassis can be indicative...

AMD Launches New Piledriver-Based Opteron 6300 Family

AMD Launches New Piledriver-Based Opteron 6300 Family

AMD's new Piledriver-based Opterons are launching today, completing a product refresh that the company began last spring with its Trinity APUs. The new 12 & 16-core Piledriver parts are debuting as the Opteron 6300 series. Originally, AMD had planned to add still more cores with this refresh and had anticipated a line of 10 and 20-core...

Nintendo of America Posts First Wii U Commercial to YouTube

Nintendo of America Posts First Wii U Commercial to YouTube

The next generation console wars will officially begin on November 18, 2012, which is when Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console will be available to purchase. Leading up the launch, Nintendo of America has begun its marketing blitz with its first Wii U commercial, a one-minute ad-spot that appears on YouTube and Facebook ahead of its TV debut....

Report: 13 Percent of North American Homes Infected with Malware, 2.2 Million Globally

Report: 13 Percent of North American Homes Infected with Malware, 2.2 Million Globally

A new report by network security provider Kindsight suggests that 13 percent of all home networks in North America are infected with malware, which is slightly less than the infection rate of the previous quarter (14 percent). That works out to one in seven home networks. In addition, some 6.5 percent of broadband customers were found to have...

Teardown Reveals $188 Price Tag for iPad Mini Components

Teardown Reveals $188 Price Tag for iPad Mini Components

In the fiercely competitive 7-inch tablet category, it's not unusual for companies to sell their slates at cost or even at a slight loss. The idea is to get the hardware into consumers' hands, and then flip a profit on content consumption sales, like ebooks, music downloads, apps, and so forth. A recent teardown analysis of the iPad mini reveals...

Google Wallet Coming in the Form of a Physical Card?

Google Wallet Coming in the Form of a Physical Card?

Google Wallet gives consumers the ability to store their credit and debit card numbers with a smartphone app and make payments at stores by tapping their phones at an NFC terminal. The concept is to make checking out easier and safer by letting people avoid carrying around a wallet full of credit cards that can too easily be lost or stolen,...

Seagate Joins DECE, The Organization Behind UltraViolet Cloud Storage

Seagate Joins DECE, The Organization Behind UltraViolet Cloud Storage

Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE). Ever heard of it? Probably not, but you may very well have heard of UltraViolet. DECE is the organization behind UltraViolet, which the entity describes as "a unique way to collect and enjoy movies and TV shows in the cloud." It's really nothing more than a fancy, cloud-friendly DRM for watching...

Microsoft Details Design Inspirations For Windows Phone 8 Start Screen

Microsoft Details Design Inspirations For Windows Phone 8 Start Screen

There's a story behind every champion, and every upstart has a tale to tell as well. While Windows may own the lion's share of the market when it comes to the desktop operating system, Windows Phone is lagging behind two highly capable rivals. But Windows Phone 8 is the most promising version yet, and Microsoft has even taken the time to outline...

Barnes & Noble Dispatches Another Round of Nook Price Cuts

Barnes & Noble Dispatches Another Round of Nook Price Cuts

Don't go pulling the trigger on a Nook Color or Nook Tablet just yet, lest you want to kick yourself in the rump 24 hours from now for jumping the gun on a round of price cuts. Barnes & Noble is shaving $10 off the price of the former and $20 off the latter, so that beginning tomorrow, November 4, 2012, you'll be able to purchase the Nook...

Twitter Stays Up Through Hurricane Sandy with Over 20 Million Storm Related Tweets

Twitter Stays Up Through Hurricane Sandy with Over 20 Million Storm Related Tweets

The social networking scene isn't just about telling friends and family what you ate for lunch, it can also prove vital in emergency situations. To wit, microblogging service Twitter stood strong during Hurricane Sandy's brutal run across the Eastern U.S. Seaboard and delivered over 20 million tweets related to the storm between Saturday and...

Microsoft Products No Longer on Kaspersky Top 10 Vulnerabilities List, Adobe, Apple and Oracle Share The Pain

Microsoft Products No Longer on Kaspersky Top 10 Vulnerabilities List, Adobe, Apple and Oracle Share The Pain

My, how times, have changed. It wasn’t that long ago that Apple reigned supreme on the security front and Windows (and the operating system's associated software) was a vulnerability-laden punchline, but over the years Microsoft has buckled down to fix its security woes. No one is saying that Microsoft is suddenly immune to attacks,...

Samsung Sells 30 Million Galaxy S III Smartphones Worldwide

Samsung Sells 30 Million Galaxy S III Smartphones Worldwide

Korean smartphone maker Samsung announced that it has sold more than 30 million Galaxy S III devices around the globe to date. Samsung's Polish division posted the announcement on Twitter and Facebook, along with a pic of what looks to be staff members celebrating the achievement, but has since pulled both posts offline, perhaps because it's...

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sells $7.4M In Company Stock

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sells $7.4M In Company Stock

Following the expiration on insider trading restrictions, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg unloaded around 353,000 shares of the social networking site worth about $7.44 million, she disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday. That represents the majority of Sandberg's restricted...

AT&T Launches Locker Cloud Storage App For iOS

AT&T Launches Locker Cloud Storage App For iOS

Cloud storage may be young in the consumer world, but it's growing up fast. With online data being handed out left and right, used to store everything from multimedia to documents, it seems that even carriers are getting in the game. Now, AT&T has launched a new cloud-based photo and video sharing app for iOS customers. Users will get...

Boingo Adds VPN Service To Mac And Windows Wi-Fi Finder App

Boingo Adds VPN Service To Mac And Windows Wi-Fi Finder App

Those looking to keep their surfing sessions private -- really private -- may find themselves looking over their digital shoulders when using public Wi-Fi hotspots. Boingo is one of the largest providers of public Wi-Fi spots around the globe, and it's taking action this week to bring a personal VPN to its Wi-Fi app for Windows and Mac. The...

Sprint To Get First 4G LTE Tablet On November 11

Sprint To Get First 4G LTE Tablet On November 11

Sprint will begin offering its first 4G LTE tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on November 11. The tablet will sell for $549.99. The Galaxy Tab 2 features Android 4.0 as well as a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch touchscreen. You'll find a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera on the Galaxy Tab 2 as well as a front-facing VGA camera. Thanks...

Hot Deals of the Day: Windows 8 Pro Upgrade For Cheap and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Windows 8 Pro Upgrade For Cheap and More

Happy Friday all!  Today we've got deal goodness coming all the way from Redmond Washington.  Our buddy Mr. Ballmer cooked this one up for you himself and it's a good time to consider the move to Sir Steve's greatest hits.  We'll be moving test beds here to Windows 8 in the not so distant future but in the mean time we're kicking...

Car Dash Receives iPad Mini Makeover Hours After Release

Car Dash Receives iPad Mini Makeover Hours After Release

You might as well go find a pile of sand to pound if you were hoping to be the first person on the planet to install an iPad mini into a car dash. It's already been done, just hours after Apple's newest tablet went on sale, by the folks at Soundwaves of Tampa, and they have a handful of pictures and a 3-minute YouTube video (embedded below)...

Google VP of Engineering Offers Inside Scoop On Android 4.2 App Scanning Utility

Google VP of Engineering Offers Inside Scoop On Android 4.2 App Scanning Utility

One of the most talked-about features of Google's upcoming Android OS, 4.2, has been its app-scanning capabilities. Similar to a solution like Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows, Android's new scanning feature will be able to quickly tell you if the side-loaded APK you're about to install is dangerous. We assume that "sideloaded" is...

Today's Slickdeals: AMD Phenom II X6, Corsair Memory, 3TB HD and More

Today's Slickdeals: AMD Phenom II X6, Corsair Memory, 3TB HD and More

AMD Phenom II X6 1045T Processor for $96 (normally $105 - use coupon code CAT75187).   CPU Socket Type: AM3 Core: Thuban Multi-Core: Six-Core Operating Frequency: 2.7GHz  Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound for $0 with free shipping (normally $11- use this form) ZyXEL Powerline Starter Kit with 4-Port Switch + 1-Port Adapter (PLA4225KIT)...

Sprint Announces Upcoming Availability Of LG Mach, Begins Taking Preorders For LG Optimus G

Sprint Announces Upcoming Availability Of LG Mach, Begins Taking Preorders For LG Optimus G

Soon, Sprint customers will have two additional LG smartphone options. Customers can currently preorder the upcoming LG Optimus G, which is set to be available November 11. This smartphone features an advanced 13 megapixel camera that has features designed to replace your point-and-shoot camera including burst shot and smile detection features....

iPad Mini Lines Form in Sandy's Wake

iPad Mini Lines Form in Sandy's Wake

Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction in its wake after wreaking havoc on the East Coast, but one thing it didn't do is dampen demand for Apple's iPad mini, at least not by as much as you might think. Long lines reportedly formed at Apple's 5th Avenue store in New York this morning in anticipation of the 7.85-inch tablet's launch, which...

Department of Homeland Security Recruiting Geeks for ‘Cyber Reserve’

Department of Homeland Security Recruiting Geeks for ‘Cyber Reserve’

Do you laugh at the skills of other geeks? Do you have tech knowledge that would make the typical hacker whimper? If so, you might be a candidate for a new government program aimed at battling cyber enemies of the state. The so-called Cyber Reserve is being likened to the military reserve: a force of tech experts who can mobilize to defend...

Microsoft Tests Smartphone with Asia Suppliers

Microsoft Tests Smartphone with Asia Suppliers

Microsoft already has a BFF in the smartphone space in Nokia (plus other partners willing to dance to the tune of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform), but don't rule out the possibility of the Redmond outfit launching its own branded smartphone. It's a strategy that's been working for both Apple and Google, and Microsoft could be next. According...

Apple Files Anti-Theft Device Patent Based on Movement and Accelerometer Data

Apple Files Anti-Theft Device Patent Based on Movement and Accelerometer Data

Wielding a smartphone makes you a walking target. That's especially true of iPhone owners, and unfortunately, smartphone mugging has become the new trend in criminal circles. In fact, it was previously reported that half of all robberies in San Francisco so far in 2012 have been cell phone related, many of which took place in public places,...

iOS 6.1 Sent to Developers For Testing

iOS 6.1 Sent to Developers For Testing

Hot on the heels of issuing a bug-fixing iOS 6.0.1 over-the-air (OTA) update to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners, Apple has just released iOS 6.1 (in beta form) to developers for testing. The new version of iOS is set to introduce a small update to Apple Maps (don't get too excited, it's nothing major), revamped lockscreen music controls,...

FTC May Sue Google over Unreasonable Licensing Terms

FTC May Sue Google over Unreasonable Licensing Terms

According to a new report, Google has run afoul of the FTC, which is an unenviable spot to be in. Sources told Bloomberg that FTC staff has formally recommended the suit to the group’s commissioners. The issue is whether Google misused its patent portfolio to make it difficult for the competition to license Google-owned patents and then...

Android Accounts for 75% of all Smartphones Shipped in Q3 2012

Android Accounts for 75% of all Smartphones Shipped in Q3 2012

Android launched four years ago, and it’s almost as though Google wrote the script for its anniversary: the IDC found that in Q3 2012, exactly 75% of all smartphones that shipped in that time period were packing Android. In total, there were 181.1 million smartphones shipped in Q3 2012, so 136 million of those were Android handsets and...

Apple Delays iTunes 11 Launch to "Get it Right"

Apple Delays iTunes 11 Launch to "Get it Right"

Something that has long set Apple apart from its competitors, and is one of the reasons for its success, is that it refuses to release a product that's less-than-perfect. Of course, recent launches and issues brought forth by those may lead us to question if that's still the case, but more often than not, the company is truly meticiulous when...

Mad Catz Ships Tritton Pro+ 5.1 Xbox 360 / PS3 Gaming Headset

Mad Catz Ships Tritton Pro+ 5.1 Xbox 360 / PS3 Gaming Headset

Gaming headsets are a dime a dozen these days, but Mad Catz is hoping to break through the mire with its new Tritton Pro+ True 5.1. It's a surround sound headset that offers up Dolby Digital technology, and they're said to be an update to the Tritton AX Pro. These new cans will work with the Xbox 360 as well as Sony's PlayStation 3, and best...

TruConnect Mobile Brings Off-Contract Mobile Internet To Walmart

TruConnect Mobile Brings Off-Contract Mobile Internet To Walmart

Looking to get a bit of wireless internet on the go, but don't want to sign one of those pesky 2-year contracts to get a subsidized data device? There's an option for situations like that, believe it or not. TruConnect Mobile has just announced that it'll bring mobile internet on Go, Go Big and Go Bigger plans that are offered at Walmart....

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell S2740L 27-inch 1080p LED-backlit LCD Monitor and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell S2740L 27-inch 1080p LED-backlit LCD Monitor and More

Halloween is over and we're coming to the end of a hellacious week for many of us on the East Coast with Hurricane Sandy serving up a nightmare.  As power comes back up the grid we look to brighter days; and what better better pick-me-up than hot new tech? The featured deal of the day today is the all too pretty Dell S2740L 27-inch 1080p...

Apple Stomps Out Bugs in iOS 6.0.1 Update

Apple Stomps Out Bugs in iOS 6.0.1 Update

Apple today released an over-the-air (OTA) iOS update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users that, among other things, squashes a bug that prevents the iPhone 5 from installing software wirelessly. That presents a bit of a catch-22, so if you're rocking an iPhone 5 that isn't able to update on your Wi-Fi connection, you'll need to install...

Google Adds AMBER Alerts To Search And Maps

Google Adds AMBER Alerts To Search And Maps

Google's Public Alerts project is designed to deliver emergency messages such as evacuation notices for hurricanes and more. The project delivers relevant weather, public safety, and earthquake alerts when you search on Google, use Google Maps, and when you activate Google Now on an Android device. Recently, Google added AMBER Alert messages...

MSI Releases New Wind Top AE2712 All-In-One

MSI Releases New Wind Top AE2712 All-In-One

MSI announced the new 27-inch AE2712 and AE2712G All-in-One PCs. Featuring a 27-inch HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, the new AE2712 and AE2712G AIOs support up to 10 multi-touch points and feature a frameless design. Thanks to its touch display, the new Wind Top AE2712 and AE2712G AIOs are ideal for use with Windows 8, which comes...

Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 Tablet Review, HH Style...

Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 Tablet Review, HH Style...

Although Nvidia's Tegra 3 has been taking tablets and smartphones by storm, there are other noteworthy mobile processors out there, including Qualcomm's dual-core, 1.5GHz 8060A. The Snapdragon S4 SoC appears in the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110, which is a 10.1-inch tablet that runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. That's not a bad setup for a tablet,...

iPad Mini Scores Poorly in Teardown Analysis

iPad Mini Scores Poorly in Teardown Analysis

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets aren't exactly known for being user friendly when it comes to do-it-yourself (DIY) repairs, but Apple appears to have gone below the call of doodie, if you will. The fine folks at iFixIt got their mittens on Apple's new iPad mini tablet, tore it open, and rated the device on its Repairability scale,...

Amazon Invades Mobile Gaming Market with “Air Patriots”

Amazon Invades Mobile Gaming Market with “Air Patriots”

Is there any corner of the tech market that Amazon won’t explore? The company’s latest venture is into the booming mobile gaming market, where it has released a tower defense-type game called “Air Patriots” for iOS and Android platforms via its Amazon Game Studios. Available from the App Store, Google Play Store, and...

Boxee TV Gets in Good with Walmart, the World's Biggest Retailer

Boxee TV Gets in Good with Walmart, the World's Biggest Retailer

Boxee TV, the current evolution of the intriguing Boxee Box set-top box, looks like a real contender in the anything-but-traditional-pay-TV media consumption market. The box is $99 and offers Internet streaming and built-in apps including Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Vimeo, and Pandora (with more to come including Spotify, TED, and MLB.TV) in addition...

More Users Flee Firefox, Chrome in Favor of Internet Explorer

More Users Flee Firefox, Chrome in Favor of Internet Explorer

Another month is in the books, and once again, Internet Explorer is the browser to beat, in terms of market share. IE closed out October with a majority share of 54.13 percent, well ahead of Firefox at 19.99 percent and Chrome at 18.55 percent, but a closer look at the numbers reveals some interesting trends. For one, IE increased its install...

Cash Strapped Sharp Taking "Drastic" Measures to Survive

Cash Strapped Sharp Taking "Drastic" Measures to Survive

Purchased a new television lately? Unfortunately for Sharp, most people aren't upgrading their TVs, hence part of the reason why the struggling electronics maker doubled its full-year net loss forecast to $5.6 billion. Speaking to its second quarter financial results, Sharp noted a "worse than expected drop" in LCD TV sales in Japan and China....

Demystifying Apple's "Fusion Drive" Technology

Demystifying Apple's "Fusion Drive" Technology

One of the upgrades Apple made to its recently refreshed iMac line is the inclusion of Fusion Drive technology. As with hybrid solid state drives and Intel's SRT (Smart Response Technology), Fusion Drive leverages the performance of SSD NAND flash memory with the capacity of a mechanical hard drive to offer the best of both worlds. However,...

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Premiere: 4.65" Android 4.1 Smartphone

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Premiere: 4.65" Android 4.1 Smartphone

Few remember that Samsung even bothered to put out a Galaxy S III Mini earlier in the year, but this particular handset sure encroaches on that same, familiar territory. It's the new Galaxy Premiere, a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED device with an 8MP camera, and design chops that sure look a lot like the existing Galaxy S III. It's the latest in what's...

AT&T And T-Mobile Agree To Share Networks In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

AT&T And T-Mobile Agree To Share Networks In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy did a number on the eastern seaboard of America, and it sure feels like these times bring people together in a way that they otherwise wouldn't. Heck, even rival carriers are coming together. AT&T and T-Mobile, two companies that could have been bedfellows had a proposed merger gone through last year, are joining hands...