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A lot has changed in a year. At this point in 2010, some of the most anticipated products were e-readers coming from a variety of companies. But then the iPad happened. And consumers began to see that tablets could also be used as readers, albeit with worse battery life and with screens that aren't as viewable in the daylight. This year, there are far fewer e-readers on the docket for release, but iRiver is moving on anyway. The company's 6" Story HD e-reader is a new version of the Story, and the company is hanging their hat on a number of new advancements. The Story HD is called the world's first... Read more...
It's a chicken-before-the-egg type of scenario. Peripheral companies don't want to support USB 3.0 before USB 3.0 is widely adopted, and PC makers don't want to jump on the USB 3.0 bandwagon before there are a suitable amount of USB 3.0 accessories on the market. Thankfully, Samsung is taking the first leap in this scenario, introducing their fastest STORY External Hard Drive ever with a new USB 3.0 interface. The STORY is one of the more stylish external HDDs on the market today, and the original (USB 2.0) just launched last year. Already, a new version is debuting to offer USB 3.0 users faster... Read more...
Samsung introduced a 1.5TB STORY External HDD back in May, but with the proliferation of 2TB drives available now, the company is today issuing a roomier edition. The STORY Station Plus isn't just larger, though; it also adds an eSATA interface for faster transfers. In case you don't have an eSATA port, it also comes with a USB 2.0 port. Moreover, it's more power efficient than the prior models, and in case the 2TB edition is too pricey, there's also a 1TB model with the same features. It should be available by the end of the month worldwide, with the 2TB version priced at $299.Samsung Reveals... Read more...
Generally speaking, we look to companies such as LaCie when scouting a fashion-friendly external hard drive. Evidently Samsung's tired of being left out of the mix, as it has today introduced a 1.5TB solution that has quite a bit of style. The STORY Station is a desktop storage solution "designed to meet the explosive demand for external, secure and eco-friendly desktop PC storage."The 3.5" external hard drive comes wrapped in a solid aluminum casing and features a trifecta of new safety features to guard against data loss: Samsung Auto Backup, SecretZone and SafetyKey. Samsung Auto Backup backs... Read more...
Can you spell "SEC investigation?"  There is definitely going to be one after this.  A post at CNN's new social news site, iReport, resulted in Apple stock plummeting this morning, when it was rumored that Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack.  iReport allows users to post unvetted stories, which then --- after vetting, may be posted to the iReport page on CNN.com.  This story obviously didn't make it there, and has since been taken down.Interestingly, this user has never submitted a story previously.  And the time of the story posting, 6 AM PDT, was obviously very suspicious. ... Read more...
There's nothing like a little light reading to help pass the time on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The folks over at Crave have posted an article entitled, "The 50 most significant moments of Internet history". Unfortunately, they don't have the days we launched our video channel or when we gave away a fully loaded Skulltrail rig, but we'll forgive them..."Back in 1995, Time magazine published a cover story called 'On A Screen Near You'. It highlighted the results of an 18-month Carnegie Mellon University study (with the dated title 'Marketing Pornography on the Information Superhighway') that looked... Read more...
The case against Jammie Thomas of Minnesota is (still) over, and the restitution is still $222,000.  For somebody making $36,000 a year, that might seem excessive, so what is she planning on doing to pay this off?She's made the following statement:"I'm not going to ask for financial help," she told The Associated Press on Friday. But she added, "If it comes, I'm not going to turn it down, either."Wow.  We're just glad that she's not planning on asking us to help pay that bill!The trial itself was full of great one-liners, and stories that contradicted those told (under oath) to a previous... Read more...
As you may or may not know, AMD has recently announced the release date for Barcelona. Dubbed “the most anticipated premiere of 2007,” Barcelona will be released on September 10. Nevertheless, things are heating up at Bungie Studios as Halo 3 is poised for release. Bungie’s third game in the highly successful Halo trilogy is now officially the “most anticipated” game in history. In fact, pre-orders for the game have reached an unprecedented 1 million. Halo 3 might actually be in a position to overtake its predecessor, Halo 2, in record sales. Back in 2004, the release of Halo 2 saw an incredible... Read more...
These numbers speak for themselves: "Over a period of two years, the hackers, still unknown, were able to download 45.7 million credit card numbers, with estimates in the Wall Street Journal article suggesting it might reach 200 million, spanning a period of more than four years. Clearly this is a big deal. Whether we shopped at these stores or not, we are all paying for this credit theft. Banks are having to reissue credit cards (this costs the banks), and investigators in eight countries are pursuing the use of these numbers (this diminishes the law enforcement available to fight other cybercrimes)."... Read more...
Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently gave a speech about the future of Google to a crowd of surfers and texters.  The talk covered several topics from dealing with governments such as China to the future of Google.  Here's a snippet:   "Just weeks after Google announced iGoogle, a new name for its personalized home page with gadgets that tell Google about users for individualized service, Schmidt indicated Google would become much more personal in the future."You can imagine in 10 years, Google will say, "Good morning Eric! You're late already, but, Eric, you're always late."Friedman... Read more...
The second part of the microprocessor history article has been posted at BTX Form Factor Info. Not very in depth, so it's pretty easy to understand, but covers many areas of processor evolution. There have been many players in the microprocessor story, but the two companies that have had the most impact are also the two that dominate the market; Intel and AMD. Along the way, other big companies like IBM and Motorola made major contributions but have fallen by the wayside in the marketplace for personal computers.  ... Read more...
It's another cold and dreary day here in the northeast part of the HH labs... perfect time to sit down for a news post :) Once the excitement of the Patriots 4th quarter win over the Falcons(31-28) leaves me, I think it might be time for a nap. Enjoy the news... Thermaltake Blue ORB II CPU Cooler @ Techniz | Thermaltake Golden Orb II @ HH "The Blue ORB II CPU Cooler from Thermaltake is a good performance and good looking CPU cooler. This CPU cooler is an ideal choice for those users who wish for the fancy look and good performance. The entire cooler is just looks like a huge blue flower. Not... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for one more update. If your checking in for the first time, Marco has taken a look at the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra, which is Nvidia's latest and greatest Mobile GPU. We also have a couple more reviews for the new Pentium chips, from hardwarezone and t-break. Goodnight all, enjoy the rest of the news :) The History Of The Computer @ The Tech Zone "Unlike most devices, the computer is one of the few inventions that does not have one specific inventor. Throughout the development of the computer, many people have added their creations to the list required to make a computer... Read more...