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Google Dips Into TV Ad Business By Way Of TiVo

Google Dips Into TV Ad Business By Way Of TiVo

At first glance, TiVo and Google couldn't be further apart. TiVo is a struggling DVR company that is battling with those cable company-issued boxes in an effort to get folks to use their box instead, while Google is a search and software giant that looks to be peeking into practically every aspect of consumer electronics. But then again, if...

Chrome Detailing: Previewing Google's New Operating System

Chrome Detailing: Previewing Google's New Operating System

Last week, Google open-sourced its Chromium OS project, more than a year before the operating system is scheduled for release. In doing so, Google hopes a variety of developers and companies will become involved in the project, and has pledged to release regular updates as well as a comprehensive log of bug reports and fixes. We've spent a...

Live Music Recordings Come To iTunes, Broke Fans Rejoice

Live Music Recordings Come To iTunes, Broke Fans Rejoice

Ah, live music. Is there anything better? Maybe a nice new triple-GPU setup, or possibly a sweet slate of Core i7, but other than that, we're thinking live music has the edge. Unfortunately, attending your favorite concerts has become synonymous with going broke, but the same folks responsible for jacking the prices are now making it easier...

Lenovo Begins Buyback Of Lenovo Mobile

Lenovo Begins Buyback Of Lenovo Mobile

Hoping to better target the mobile Internet market, Lenovo announced that it is planning to buy back the entire interest of Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology from a group of investors. Lenovo is putting up $200 million in cash and stock to reacquire its former mobile business sold to a group of investors in March 2008. The announcement...

Time Warner Brings Customers Into Fee Battle

Time Warner Brings Customers Into Fee Battle

Time Warner Cable Inc. is bringing its customers into its battle over programming fees it pays to stations to carry their signals on its systems.The company - the nation's second-largest cable TV operator - began asking its subscribers this week to vote on whether it should "roll over" or "get tough" in negotiations with the networks. It claims...

The New York Times Releases Application For BlackBerry Smartphones

The New York Times Releases Application For BlackBerry Smartphones

The New York Times announced an application for BlackBerry smartphones that will allow readers to view current news and information directly from their handhelds. The app formats content for optimal viewing and navigation on BlackBerry smartphone screens. It also offers automatic synchronization via Wi-Fi or a cellular network and the ability...

Intouch IT7150 Digital Photo Frame Adds Wi-Fi, RSS Support

Intouch IT7150 Digital Photo Frame Adds Wi-Fi, RSS Support

We're guessing you went ahead and took care of most of your holiday shopping yesterday, but if you're anything like us, you'll stumble across a few people here and there that you still need to buy for. If you end up in that scenario, a digital photo frame is always a safe bet. It's kind of like the modern day fruit cake, but way more functional....

Google Launches Movie Search Service For Mobile Devices

Google Launches Movie Search Service For Mobile Devices

Those of you who plan to head out to the movies this weekend may be interested Google's new mobile version of its movie search service. The new mobile site is designed for use on various mobile devices including the Apple iPhone, Android devices, and Palm WebOS smartphones. The new search offering makes it easier for movie fans to plan their...

ZOTAC Expands Silent ZONE Edition Lineup

ZOTAC Expands Silent ZONE Edition Lineup

ZOTAC is expanding its Silent ZONE Edition Lineup with the new ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 ZONE Edition. This silent graphic card is powered by a NVIDIA GT 220 graphics processor with 48 CUDA cores and 1GB of high-speed DDR2 memory. The ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 ZONE Edition supports Microsoft DirectX 10.1, DirectCompute, OpenGL 3.2, and NVIDIA CUDA powered...

G.SKILL Releases Series Of Very High Capacity DDR3 Memory

G.SKILL Releases Series Of Very High Capacity DDR3 Memory

G.SKILL released its series of very high capacity DDR3 memory Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan--27th November, 2009--G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage with solid quality, has today released its series of very high capacity DDR3 memory: 8GB (2GBx4) and 12GB (2GBx6) memory kits. G.Skill...

OKI's 1.1" QVGA LED Panel To Deliver HUDs For All

OKI's 1.1" QVGA LED Panel To Deliver HUDs For All

Heads-up displays have basically been seen only in expensive cars, sci-fi films and...well, that's about it. OKI Digital Imaging is hoping to change all that and bring HUDs to the masses with a new LED display. The company's 1.1" QVGA panel seeks to provide the same heads-up functionality that has become commonplace in simulators and fancy...

HotHardware and Viddler Contest: Win A Flip UltraHD!

HotHardware and Viddler Contest: Win A Flip UltraHD!

HotHardware.com and Viddler have teamed up to bring you a great contest and give-away! Upload a short video of yourself telling us about your own personal hardware or tech gear and why it enhances your world. You can upload the clip here or just click the webcam link on the contest page and shoot it live! Be creative, funny, inspiring,...

LG X120 Netbook Lands On AT&T, Brings Sleek Package With It

LG X120 Netbook Lands On AT&T, Brings Sleek Package With It

You'd think that with all the netbook competition in America, LG--a widely known company in the consumer electronics arena--would have an option in the mix. Amazingly, they don't. Well, they do now, but they didn't up until today. As with the Samsung Go, the LG X120 is making its official debut on AT&T's netbook, as it will be yet another...

Sanyo's Eneloop Kairo Hand Warmer Keeps Gadget Fingers Toasty

Sanyo's Eneloop Kairo Hand Warmer Keeps Gadget Fingers Toasty

Sanyo's Eneloop brand has to be one of our favorite new things going. We've already seen an Eneloop charging stick that is perfect for recharging weak gadgets, and now the next Eneloop device is one for warming your hands. Yeah, hand warming! As the gadget world branches out into wilder and wilder gizmos, Sanyo's Eneloop Kairo is an egg-styled...

Samsung Go Gets $100 Cheaper With Times Reader 2.0 Subscription

Samsung Go Gets $100 Cheaper With Times Reader 2.0 Subscription

Samsung's Go netbook has already made its debut in America courtesy of AT&T, but it looks like the machine is coming to some hands in yet another fashion. The New York Times has sparked up an interested partnership, bringing an offer to prospective subscribers that involves a handsome discount on the Go in exchange for signing up for the...

Nio Bluetooth Security Tag Keeps Tabs On Your Gadgets

Nio Bluetooth Security Tag Keeps Tabs On Your Gadgets

Have trouble keeping up with your belongings? Who doesn't right? UK's own TenBu has a solution that's probably perfect for your dilemma, and lo and behold, it involves that short-range communication module that's used far too infrequently on your current mobile. The simply titled nio Bluetooth tag is hailed as a personal gadget guardian, and...

Zemno's DeskBook Pro Is The Most Expensive Notebook Dock Ever

Zemno's DeskBook Pro Is The Most Expensive Notebook Dock Ever

We've seen some pretty odd docking stations in our day. We've even netbook a docking station specifically made for netbooks, and now we're seeing one specifically made for MacBook Pro notebooks. The highly-stylish DeskBook Pro has just been revealed by Zenmo, and in case you couldn't guess, this portable docking station is meant to look as...

Must-Have iPhone Accessory: A Cell Phone

Must-Have iPhone Accessory: A Cell Phone

Newsweek has posted an article titled "Dial A for Accessory," which lists a set of must-have accessories for iPhone users. Number eight out of eight on the list: another cell phone. This centers around that fact that for many users, as a cell phone, the iPhone fails, and fails badly. For example, thirty percent of calls in New York City are...

Verizon Wireless To Offer Gateway LT Netbook For $29.99

Verizon Wireless To Offer Gateway LT Netbook For $29.99

To help celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Verizon Wireless is planning to offer special deals on the Gateway LT Netbook as well as many of its most popular devices on Black Friday. This netbook will be available for just $29.99 (after a 2 year contract and with a $100 mail-in rebate). The Gateway LT Netbook weighs less than three pounds...

Nokia Introduces 6700 slide And 7230 3G Phones

Nokia Introduces 6700 slide And 7230 3G Phones

Nokia's been focusing pretty intently on the high-end, smartphone market with its most recent offerings. Between the Maemo 5-powered N900 and the X6, it's easy to tell that the company is striving to stay relevant in a market that's being increasingly dominated by HTC and Apple. But that said, Nokia still has quite a few customers on lower...

Best Buy To Offer Value-Priced $197 HP Laptop On Black Friday

Best Buy To Offer Value-Priced $197 HP Laptop On Black Friday

Let the holiday shopping season begin! With Black Friday just a day away, we're seeing plenty of announcements from various retailers trying to convince us to get up early and walk through their doors. Like other retailers, Best Buy is ready to get in on the action this year. One of the retailer's hot offerings this year is sure to be a $197...

HP iPAQ Glisten Brings WinMo 6.5, AMOLED Display To AT&T

HP iPAQ Glisten Brings WinMo 6.5, AMOLED Display To AT&T

HP hasn't really been a major force in the smartphone arena for quite a few years, but they're still rather important in the business sector. Granted, even in that arena it's fighting the likes of RIM and Apple now, but if you're a Windows Mobile loyalist, you'll be right at home here. The iPAQ Glisten is AT&T's newest 3G world phone,...

TomTom Unveils New TomTom XXL World Traveler Edition

TomTom Unveils New TomTom XXL World Traveler Edition

TomTom is adding a special edition of the TomTom XXL to its family of products. The new TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler Edition delivers TomTom’s premium technologies, optimal routing, and latest maps of the U.S., Canada, and Europe on an extra-large, five-inch screen. The TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler Edition uses TomTom’s proprietary IQ...

OCZ & Symwave Partner To Deliver USB 3.0 External Storage Product

OCZ & Symwave Partner To Deliver USB 3.0 External Storage Product

OCZ and Symwave are working together to deliver next generation USB 3.0 solutions at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. As a result of the partnership, the companies have created the industry’s highest performance external Solid State Drive storage product. Using Symwave’s USB 3.0 storage controller, OCZ's...

Asus UL80Vt Thin-And-Light Notebook Review

Asus UL80Vt Thin-And-Light Notebook Review

The first thing that came to mind when we tore the Asus UL80Vt from its box was this: "Hmm, this seems familiar." Turns out, the UL80Vt isn't all that different on the surface than the 13.3" UL30A that we reviewed back in September, but just because Asus' latest is another model in the expanded UL range doesn't mean that this machine is just...

MSI Introduces AMD-Based X-Slim X430 Thin-And-Light

MSI Introduces AMD-Based X-Slim X430 Thin-And-Light

Here lately, MSI has been expanding its product line by introducing all-in-one PCs and gaming motherboards. In fact, it has been quite awhile since we've seen a new X-Slim notebook, though MSI did manage to pop quite a few out during the earlier quarters of this year. Now, the X-Slim 430 is making its debut, but rather than utilizing one of...

Kindles Get 85 Percent Battery Power Boost On Wireless

Kindles Get 85 Percent Battery Power Boost On Wireless

Amazon.com has an early Christmas present to Kindle purchasers: 85 percent more battery life if you're going wireless. The company announced today that the battery would last up to seven days, even if the wireless is turned on. That's three days more than the previous battery, which lasted four days. The battery life with the wireless turned...

Sophos Finds New Malicious Bot-Creating iPhone Worm

Sophos Finds New Malicious Bot-Creating iPhone Worm

A number of iPhone worms have been released recently, all targeted at jailbroken iPhones. On Saturday, Sophos reported on a new worm that is a lot more malicious than these earlier attempts. Of the ones we reported on recently, the first was a little on the lame side, although it forced you to restore your iPhone, if you didn't want to pay...

Buffalo Ships Its First-Ever USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Buffalo Ships Its First-Ever USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Not sure if you've heard, but USB 3.0 is "the hot new thing." We're expecting a full rollout of devices that support the faster protocol early next year, but it looks as if Buffalo is joining Freecom in pushing out products before most folks even have a chance to add USB 3.0 support to their PC. Starting this week, Buffalo is shipping its...

Mimo Ships 7" USB iMo Pivot Touchscreen Monitor For $200

Mimo Ships 7" USB iMo Pivot Touchscreen Monitor For $200

Mimo has made a name for itself this year by producing a rather wide variety of secondary monitors, which are portable screens that are powered by USB and provide a nice home for your widgets, IM windows, etc. Today, the outfit has revealed the iMo Pivot touch-screen monitor, a 7" secondary monitor which features full 360-degree maneuverability.The...

Drobo S and DroboElite Make Normal NAS Drives Look Dumb

Drobo S and DroboElite Make Normal NAS Drives Look Dumb

Inelegant NAS solutions have been around for years, and still they sell well. All of the organization and data management is left on the shoulders of the owner, and the drive itself simply serves up content whenever you--the end-user--tells it to. The Drobo changed all of that in early 2007, and now Data Robotics is looking to expand its product...

Dell's Studio 17 Notebook Gains Core i7, Multi-Touch Screen

Dell's Studio 17 Notebook Gains Core i7, Multi-Touch Screen

Dell's Studio 17 has been around for well over a year now, so it's certainly due for an update. Aside from the off-hand processor bump, however, we haven't come to expect much in the wake of refreshes on lower-end machines. Out of nowhere, Dell's Studio 17--a decidedly mid-range 17" notebook for the company--has gained optional multi-touch...

AT&T Offers Pay-As-You-Need It Data Service

AT&T Offers Pay-As-You-Need It Data Service

AT&T is now offering access to mobile broadband on a customer's terms and timeframe with its new DataConnect Pass pay-as-you-need it data service. The new service is available by the day, by the week, or by the month using a laptop or netbook that is compatible with AT&T's wireless network. DataConnect Passes are available in advance...

iBUYPOWER Launches Five Super Cooled Gaming Rigs

iBUYPOWER Launches Five Super Cooled Gaming Rigs

iBUYPOWER is launching five new gaming systems that feature an ASETEK liquid cooling solution and an Intel Core i7 or AMD Phenom II processor. Ranging in price from $989 to nearly $4,000, the new systems offer a variety of specs to suit the needs and budgets of different users. For gamers on a budget, the Gamer Extreme 922 SLC starts at $989...

Razer Imperator Gaming Mouse Introduced With Adjustable Side Buttons

Razer Imperator Gaming Mouse Introduced With Adjustable Side Buttons

Razer has been on a roll here lately with new mice, and that trend is continuing today with the Imperator. Designed as a mid-range gaming mouse that's tailored specifically for right-handed users, this "ergonomic" mouse is also designed to work best for "palm and fingertip gamers." The device also features the company's first adjustable side...

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide 2009

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide 2009

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, there’s one question that you’ll hear very frequently: Have you been naughty or nice? Of course, we all know that a lot hinges on this seemingly simple question. If you’ve been nice, then perhaps Santa will bring you an awesome gift, that one piece of hardware you've been jonesing for, like a Core...

Verizon Faces Two-Pronged Attack As Apple Helps Its BFF, AT&T

Verizon Faces Two-Pronged Attack As Apple Helps Its BFF, AT&T

Apple has decided it's time to defend its BFF, AT&T, which has been under assault by Verizon over its 3G network. A pair of new Apple ads pick at the parts of Verizon's network that are vulnerable to back up its iPhone partner. Both of the new iPhone ads aim to remind folks that Verizon's CDMA network can't support both voice and data...

Second Gen Pogoplug Turns 4 USB HDDs Into NAS Drives

Second Gen Pogoplug Turns 4 USB HDDs Into NAS Drives

Cloud Engines has made a good name for itself with its original Pogoplug, a device that essentially turned any USB external hard drive into a NAS drive. The original Pogoplug had a single USB port, enabling one HDD to be accessed over the Internet. The company has just launched its second generation device, and this one is far more functional....

Cellphone Smuggling Big Business In Prison: Is Jamming The Answer?

Cellphone Smuggling Big Business In Prison: Is Jamming The Answer?

Cell phone jammers are nothing new. They've been around in one form or another for years now, and even though they aren't exactly legal in some scenarios, the technology is certainly there to block calls from going in or out. Now, Britain's largest jail has been told that it should consider instituting that very tech at its facilities. Why...

IBM Builds New Supercomputer For Brown: 14 Teraflops Of Performance

IBM Builds New Supercomputer For Brown: 14 Teraflops Of Performance

IBM and supercomputers go together like beans and rice (or CPUs and motherboards, for the non-chefs out there), but the company's latest is one of its most impressive to date. Hailed as the most powerful computing system in all of Rhode Island, the multimillion-dollar supercomputer at Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization is a real...

Roku Boxes Get Facebook, Flickr, Pandora, Etc. Access

Roku Boxes Get Facebook, Flickr, Pandora, Etc. Access

It's not unusual these days to see products come and go without making too much fuss in the market place. The consumer electronics realm is a tough one to make waves in, and somehow Roku has managed to captivate the industry at large and build up a respectable user base. Shortly after unveiling the Roku HD-XR, the company is now flipping the...

Verizon Wireless Announces The Samsung Omnia II

Verizon Wireless Announces The Samsung Omnia II

Verizon Wireless is adding to its wireless handset lineup with the new Samsung Omnia II, a touchscreen smartphone powered by Windows Mobile 6.5. The Omnia II has a more rounded and attractive body than the original Omnia. This new phone has a 3.7-inch, 480-by-800-pixel AMOLED touch screen along with an on-screen QWERTY keyboard that uses Swype...

Sprint Adds Sanyo Incognito QWERTY Clamshell

Sprint Adds Sanyo Incognito QWERTY Clamshell

Starting Cyber Monday (Nov. 30), Sprint will be offering the SANYO Incognito SCP-6760. This basic feature phone offers a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2 megapixel camera. One of the cool things about this phone is its Titanium Black mirrored surface with an OLED external display and glow-through keypad buttons that provide haptic feedback when...

Intel Partners with White House to Advance Math and Science Education

Intel Partners with White House to Advance Math and Science Education

Intel Partners with White House to Advance Math and Science Education November 23rd, 2009 - Today, we had the honor of joining President Obama as he announced a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiative, called the “Educate to Innovate” campaign. This is the first time a president has made this level of...

Samsung Intros 2TB STORY Station Plus External Hard Drive

Samsung Intros 2TB STORY Station Plus External Hard Drive

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,...

Pantech Impact Caters To Texting Lovers On AT&T

Pantech Impact Caters To Texting Lovers On AT&T

It's no iPhone, but it should make those texting tweens of yours mighty happy. Pantech has a knack for creating text-friendly feature phones, and the new Impact looks to be yet another winner. Set to launch on AT&T, the phone will be available in both bright blue and soft pink, and it features a high-gloss faceplate with a haptic response...

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 4

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 4

We sit down with our buddies from TechVi, to talk graphic cards and Nettops this time around. First on the list? ATI's gigantic Radeon 5970, which other than topping performance charts, also tips the price scales more than most cards. On the lower end of the spectrum, we break down a new card from Zotac which is a low-power unit capable of...

19-MPH Skateboard Is An Electric Dream Come True

19-MPH Skateboard Is An Electric Dream Come True

Hammacher Schlemmer has a wide, wide variety of wares. It carries everything from cups to 3D webcams, so it's no surprise to hear that it also carries electric skateboards that even Marty McFly would be jealous of. The newest gizmo to grace the company's electronic storefront is the 19-MPH Skateboard, which is exactly what you'd think: a motorized...

AT&T Adds Windows 7-Equipped Mini 110 To Netbook Lineup

AT&T Adds Windows 7-Equipped Mini 110 To Netbook Lineup

AT&T is on a serious netbook roll. When it's not bashing Verizon Wireless in some futile attempt to prove that it's US network is superior to VZW's network, it's securing netbook after netbook to sell to those who are willing to bite on a low up-front cost. Of course, we've never been big fans of spending less on a netbook up front only...

Atlona's Wireless USB To HDMI/VGA Adapter Cuts The Cord On Video Transmissions

Atlona's Wireless USB To HDMI/VGA Adapter Cuts The Cord On Video Transmissions

Atlona has been making accessories and adapters for years, but by and large it has remained a pretty low-key name. The new wireless USB to HDMI or VGA adapter, however, looks to really put the company on the map. It's easily one of the most useful adapters we've seen in quite some time, enabling users to send both video and audio signals from...

American Airlines Launches Wi-Fi Widget To Give Travelers A Heads-Up

American Airlines Launches Wi-Fi Widget To Give Travelers A Heads-Up

There's little doubt that having Wi-Fi on planes is one of the greatest inventions of all time (or at least this decade), but actually finding a flight that's Wi-Fi enabled can be tough. Darn near impossible, even. American Airlines is looking to make the process or making your day or breaking your heart just a bit simpler with its new Wi-Fi...

Lexar Media Intros Memory Cards For Gullible Gamers

Lexar Media Intros Memory Cards For Gullible Gamers

Ah, memory cards. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Actually, it's pretty easy to live with them, but going about one's life without losing any is the tough part. In order to provide a few options for those in need of more on-hand storage, Lexar Media is expanding its gaming line with Memory Stick Micro (M2) and Secure Digital High...

New York's Deputy CIO Looks To Consoles For New Emergency Alert System

New York's Deputy CIO Looks To Consoles For New Emergency Alert System

If there was a city in the US that you would look to as front-runner in pioneering new emergency alert, warning and information systems, most likely one of the first to come to mind would be the great Big Apple.  New York's rebuiling process since the 911 attacks is taking shape in a number of forms but perhaps none more so than...

Olive 4HD Music Server Caters To The (Rich) Audiophile

Olive 4HD Music Server Caters To The (Rich) Audiophile

Love your music? No, we mean do you really, really love your music? If you're willing to pay to prove it, Olive has a new music server just for you. The all new 4HD is a specialized, high-end server designed to stream tunes from its internal hard drive out onto whatever high-end speaker setup you have, and the integrated Gigabit Ethernet socket...

Imation's SSD Upgrade Kit Makes Tossing That HDD Easy

Imation's SSD Upgrade Kit Makes Tossing That HDD Easy

SSD upgrade kits aren't as rare as you'd probably expect, and while Kingston has been dominating the space for the past few months, it looks as if Imation is joining the fray. Known more for its optical storage media than anything else, the company is pushing to become a household name in the solid state drive arena by making things simple...

Imation Unleashes Wireless USB External Hard Drive

Imation Unleashes Wireless USB External Hard Drive

Imation's new Pro WX Wireless USB hard drive is now available in the U.S. This hard drive is built on Imation’s external hard drive products and is said to be the world's first Wireless USB external hard drive. The Imation Pro WX drive offers a Wireless USB data transfer rate of up to 15MBs/second and 1.5TB of storage capacity. The Imation...

TomTom Brings Navigation App To iPod touch

TomTom Brings Navigation App To iPod touch

Up until now, TomTom's iPhone GPS application was, well, only for the iPhone. It required iPhone OS 3.0, and for obvious reasons surrounding a physical GPS module, it wouldn't work with the iPod touch. Today, all that changes.TomTom has just released its newest version of the GPS app, and with it comes support for the iTouch. The only stipulation...

California Demands TVs Suck Down Less Power

California Demands TVs Suck Down Less Power

Love the Earth? Sure, we all do--after all, we live here. Love it enough to throw out your current TV and buy one that meets heightened energy requirements? Um....Just this week California regulators adopted the "nation's first energy-efficiency standards for televisions," with hopes of reducing energy drain during a period where many Americans...

Sony's Reader Daily Edition Up For Pre-Sale At $399

Sony's Reader Daily Edition Up For Pre-Sale At $399

It may have been Kindle's world for awhile, but that's hardly the case any longer. Amazon has seen stiff competition from both Barnes & Noble (with its Nook) and Sony (with a variety of Readers), but the latter is finally stepping up its game in a big way. The Reader Daily Edition, which is Sony's most serious rival in the connected e-reader...

CDRoller 8.61 Recovers Lost Files On Discs

CDRoller 8.61 Recovers Lost Files On Discs

Digital Atlantic Corporation released CDRoller 8.61. CDRoller 8.61 is able to recover lost files on CDs, DVDs, flash memory cards, and Blu-ray discs. This program boasts of a friendly and easy-to-use User Interface with an intuitive list of data recovery commands and built-in adviser with basic recommendations for beginners. The software is...

NVIDIA Auction For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

NVIDIA Auction For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Ultimate NVIDIA Themed Gaming System for Auction on eBay – 100% of proceeds going to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!One of the fastest and most tricked out PCs ever built is up for auction on eBay What: One of the fastest, most tricked out PCs ever built has just been put up for auction on eBay. With a one of a kind NVIDIA themed paint...

Google Dishes More Details On Chrome OS: Web-Connected, Out Next Year

Google Dishes More Details On Chrome OS: Web-Connected, Out Next Year

For awhile, Google's Chrome OS has been somewhat of a mystery to end-users. It was introduced this summer, but all that we were ever provided was a cute logo and a few vague promises. Since that time, Microsoft has launched Windows 7 and Apple has introduced Snow Leopard, so it's about time for Google to step up to the plate and give everyone...

Asus Introduces Eee Box EB1501 With Ion, Windows 7

Asus Introduces Eee Box EB1501 With Ion, Windows 7

Asus has been dishing out quite a few new devices here lately, with a 3D laptop and a TS mini NAS server heading things up. The company looks to close out the week with the introduction of an Ion-based nettop, which looks mighty stylish and includes a dual-core Atom N330 processor, Windows 7 Home Premium, an HDMI output, and a slot-loading...

The Nokia N900 'Computer in Your Pocket' Arrives

The Nokia N900 'Computer in Your Pocket' Arrives

Nokia's highly anticipated N900 is now available in the U.S.; it's also shipping to customers who preordered the Maemo-powered mobile computer. The N900 has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, and four customizable home screens. This handheld also offers a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a dual LED flash. Operating...

AT&T Loses First Verizon Ad Battle

AT&T Loses First Verizon Ad Battle

AT&T has lost the first battle in its fight against Verizon's anti-ATT-network ads. The company has sued Verizon, saying the maps and statements made in the latest Verizon ads confuse consumers. At issue in the lawsuit, the maps (above) compare Verizon and AT&T 3G coverage. AT&T says that the maps are interpreted by many as indicating...

MSI's Wind Top AE2220 All-In-One PC Now Shipping

MSI's Wind Top AE2220 All-In-One PC Now Shipping

The desktop may not be selling as well these days compared to the notebook, but the all-in-one PC sure has been keeping up with the times. More than ever, people are interested in acquiring PCs that handle the basics well and take up a small amount of space. MSI's AE2220 looks to be a perfect machine if you fit into that category, boasting...

Plotting Out Black Friday Attack Plan? Yeah, There's An App For That

Plotting Out Black Friday Attack Plan? Yeah, There's An App For That

Black Friday. It's a name that was once only known by savvy shoppers who scoured the Internet for deals, but now it's a household holiday in America. Everyone from tweens to grandmothers will be waking up early on the day after Thanksgiving in order to fight the crowds and attempt to snag those too-good-to-be-true deals that happen just once...

MOTO's Multi-Touch BlackJack Table Puts The Dealer Out Of Business

MOTO's Multi-Touch BlackJack Table Puts The Dealer Out Of Business

The MOTO Development Group has just released what may be the coolest thing to hit a casino floor in decades. The group is calling its new Multi-Touch BlackJack table a "world's first," and gamers will soon be able to experience it at the Global Gaming Expo 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of now, the prototype table can run BlackJack and Texas...

NVIDIA Pushes 3D Vision Into The Mobile Space

NVIDIA Pushes 3D Vision Into The Mobile Space

NVIDIA EXPANDS AWARD-WINNING 3D VISION TECHNOLOGY TO NOTEBOOK MARKET ASUS Launches World’s First NVIDIA 3D Vision Notebook—the G51J 3D; Industry Leaders Declare Support for 3D Ecosystem SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nov. 18, 2009—Introduced earlier this year for desktop PCs, NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology instantly became the preferred 3D...

Kingston Helps Companies Secure Data With New Flash Drive

Kingston Helps Companies Secure Data With New Flash Drive

Kingston is helping companies secure mobile data with its new DataTraveler Locker+ USB Flash drive. This new flash drive encrypts 100% of the contents using 256-bit hardware-based AES encryption. Access to the drive's contents requires a complex password. Brute force attacks against the drive are reduced since the drive locks down and reformats...

Asus Unveils 12" Ion-Powered Eee PC 1201N Netbook

Asus Unveils 12" Ion-Powered Eee PC 1201N Netbook

Netbooks based around NVIDIA's Ion graphics technology aren't entirely new, though the few that are equipped just started shipping recently. Up until now, Asus has managed to avoid Ion within its expanding Eee PC line, but we're thrilled to see the company's first netbook announced with what amounts to being a real, hard-working GPU.The Eee...

Casio Unleashes World's Slimmest Shock-Resistant Camera: The EX-G1

Casio Unleashes World's Slimmest Shock-Resistant Camera: The EX-G1

Earlier this year, Panasonic, Fujifilm, and Canon announced rugged cameras that could withstand drops, water, and much more. When these models were announced, we couldn't help but notice that Casio was absent from the list, especially since the company has its own G-SHOCK brand that already offers shock-resistant timepieces and a water-resistant...

Asus Intros First 3D Notebook, TS Mini NAS Drive

Asus Intros First 3D Notebook, TS Mini NAS Drive

You knew it was bound to happen. The 3D revolution started with the TV, but now it's seeping into everything. Cinemas, projectors and now notebook PCs. Before long, we're guessing a 3D version of the Nintendo DSi and Sony PSP will be out and about. All possible kidding aside, Asus has just announced that it'll be matching Acer's 3D laptop...

Sleek Audio's SA1 Earbuds: Wireless, Custom Tuned, Just $80

Sleek Audio's SA1 Earbuds: Wireless, Custom Tuned, Just $80

Headphones and earbuds are a dime a dozen these days, and frankly it's tough to keep track of which ones are worth a listen and which are just worth passing over. Sleek Audio has been a trusted name in the industry for some time now, though most of its loyal fan base were of the affluent type. Sleek's earbuds are generally expensive, and some...

AT&T Lands Samsung Go Netbook For $199 On Contract

AT&T Lands Samsung Go Netbook For $199 On Contract

AT&T sure loves to subsidize netbooks, and we think we know why. Most discounted netbooks are sold for just $100 off of their retail price (most $299 netbooks go for $199 at carriers), while those that purchase one are tied to a pricey data plan for two whole years. It's a much better deal for AT&T, than say, selling someone a discounted...

Flash In The Pan: New Adobe Beta Enables GPU Offloading

Flash In The Pan: New Adobe Beta Enables GPU Offloading

Whether you hate Flash or, well, hate it less, there's no denying that the multimedia platform has a near-total lock on the development and distribution of rich multimedia content. The rise of Web 2.0 (and its cohort of equally vague cutesy phrases) has resulted in a huge increase in the amount of video published online, whether one considers...

Asus UL30Vt: A 13" Ultraportable With Switchable GPUs

Asus UL30Vt: A 13" Ultraportable With Switchable GPUs

We had the pleasure of reviewing Asus' UL30A back in September, but now it seems that another model has popped onto the scene. The UL30Vt is landed just after the Windows 7-packed UL80Vt, and just like the others in the UL line, this one also features switchable graphics for those looking to game at times and save battery during the other...

Teens Still Crazy Over Texting While Driving

Teens Still Crazy Over Texting While Driving

What seems to be a plethora of studies and research prove that text messaging while driving is dangerous. Despite this, a new Pew Research study (.PDF) shows that 1/3 of teens aged 16 and 17 text while driving.Here are some of the highlights, or rather, lowlights, of the report: 75% of all American teens ages 12-17 own a cell phone, and 66%...

ATI Radeon HD 5970 Dual-GPU Powerhouse Review

ATI Radeon HD 5970 Dual-GPU Powerhouse Review

AMD's "Sweet Spot" GPU strategy over the last few years has been fairly predictable. Instead of producing the biggest, most powerful GPU possible--yields be damned--the company sets out to produce a relatively high-end GPU, using a cutting edge fabrication process, that hits a proverbial sweet spot between cost and performance. Then derivatives,...

New Android Phone From Saygus Features Two-Way Video Calling

New Android Phone From Saygus Features Two-Way Video Calling

Saygus unveiled a new Android equipped smartphone that has two-way video calling capabilities. The Saygus VPhone is expected to be available as a CDMA device through Verizon’s Open Development Initiative (ODI). The VPhone has two cameras—a 5 MP main camera with auto focus and flash and a VGA forward-facing camera for video calling. The phone...

OCZ Ships Pricey Colossus Desktop SSDs In 128GB To 1TB Sizes

OCZ Ships Pricey Colossus Desktop SSDs In 128GB To 1TB Sizes

OCZ's Colossus has been looming in our "must-have" list for months. We actually saw one in the flesh this past summer, and we heard in August that it would "soon" be shipping in sizes ranging from 128GB to 1TB. With Fusion-io firmly in the consumer business now, it's safe to say that OCZ is probably feeling the pressure with competition nearby....

iPhone Home Button Earrings Mark You ... As A Major Fangirl

iPhone Home Button Earrings Mark You ... As A Major Fangirl

... or major fanboy, we suppose.  Problem is, this has to be something for the ultimate geek. And the thing is, we normally associate that term with a guy. This isn't exactly a nice small stud a guy can wear. They are iPhone Home Button earrings. Besides the obvious question, which is who would wear these, there's also the other question,...

AT&T Adds BlackBerry Curve 8520 To Smartphone Lineup

AT&T Adds BlackBerry Curve 8520 To Smartphone Lineup

AT&T is adding RIM's BlackBerry Curve 8520 to its lineup. Like many BlackBerry handhelds, the Curve 8520 features a full QWERTY keyboard and a touch-sensitive trackpad. It also has built-in Wi-Fi, an advanced media player with dedicated media keys, and a 2 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. Other key specs include a 320x240...

ORIGIN Custom Gaming PCs Offer Unlimited Options

ORIGIN Custom Gaming PCs Offer Unlimited Options

Alienware, Dell, HP, Falcon Northwest--the list goes on and on. But really, can there ever be enough gaming PCs? We think not. Today, a new company has broken out by the name of ORIGIN, and it's hoping to provide custom gaming machines to those with specific requests and the money to pay for 'em.The new company is also unveiling its first...

Microsoft Co-Founder Sees Recurrence of Cancer

Microsoft Co-Founder Sees Recurrence of Cancer

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft in 1975 with Bill Gates, has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL).  This is a recurrence of the disease;  Allen previously fought and beat NHL after being diagnosed in 1983, the year he left Microsoft.Since leaving Microsoft, Paul Allen has purchased three pro sports teams: the NFL's...

Zotac GeForce GT 240 AMP! Edition Review

Zotac GeForce GT 240 AMP! Edition Review

NVIDIA is launching a new mainstream graphics card today, aimed squarely at consumers in the market for a relatively low-cost upgrade from an integrated graphics solution or older entry-level GPU. The new GeForce GT 240, features a GPU outfitted with 96 processor cores, 8 ROP units, and 32 texture filtering units. In addition, the GT 240 GPU...

Nokia Ships E72 Smartphone For Symbian S60 Loyalists

Nokia Ships E72 Smartphone For Symbian S60 Loyalists

It's somewhat hard to believe that Nokia's E72 smartphone actually launched way back in June, and trust us, a lot has happened in the mobile world since then. Even Nokia itself has shown off a new smartphone OS (Maemo 5), but the tried and true Symbian S60 is powering this one. The E72 is a slim, broad candybar-styled smartphone with a full...

FLO TV Personal Television Ships For $250 + Monthly Fees: Any Takers?

FLO TV Personal Television Ships For $250 + Monthly Fees: Any Takers?

Mobile TV has had a tough go at it in America. A few of the major carriers offer TV services on select smartphones, but the $10+ per month charge usually turns people off. Amazingly, far smaller of a fight has been put up for the insane rates carriers charge for texting, but we suppose that's the true measure of supply in this whole "supply...

Samsung Behold II Brings Even More Android To T-Mobile USA

Samsung Behold II Brings Even More Android To T-Mobile USA

If AT&T is your home for the iPhone, Sprint is your home for webOS devices and Verizon is your home for the Motorola Droid, we guess T-Mobile USA is the home for all other Android phones. Ever since the G1 launched on the carrier last year, it seems like a never-ending flow of Android handsets have found their way onto America's second-largest...

Verizon Wireless Raises Early Termination Fees

Verizon Wireless Raises Early Termination Fees

Rumors surrounding Verizon Wireless' Early Termination Fees (EFTs) have been flying around in recent days. Over the weekend, Verizon officially upped the fee for cancelling your contract early from $175 to $350. Under the new fee schedule, Verizon gives you a bit of a break by reducing the fee by a mere $10 per month for the life of the contract....

Kingston Adds 12GB HyperX Kits for Intel Core i7, X58 Platforms

Kingston Adds 12GB HyperX Kits for Intel Core i7, X58 Platforms

Kingston is now shipping 12GB HyperX 1600MHz memory kits for Core i7. With this latest addition, Kingston is filling out its family of HyperX offerings for the X58 platform. Since the kits come as six 2GB modules, there is limited motherboard support right now, but if you're looking for some high performance memory for a compatible motherboard,...

Hitachi Reveals Redesigned 2TB SimpleDrive External HDD

Hitachi Reveals Redesigned 2TB SimpleDrive External HDD

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) has been riding the 2TB bandwagon for some time now, producing a solid 7200rpm 2TB internal HDD and outfitting its G-Technology line with the same spacious platters. Nowm, the company is announcing the availability of the newly designed SimpleDrive external HDD, and surprise, surprise, it'll...

Windows Vista Users Jump To 7 While XP Users Lag

Windows Vista Users Jump To 7 While XP Users Lag

Windows 7 is picking up market share quickly (in IT terms). However, much of that is at the expense of Windows Vista, as XP users are seemingly staying put, according to a (very) recent InfoWorld survey. As tracked by InfoWorld's Windows Pulse service, Windows 7 already has more than 4 percent of the market, and that's after less than a month...

Fusion-io ioXtreme PCI Express SSD, Tested and Burned In

Fusion-io ioXtreme PCI Express SSD, Tested and Burned In

The first time we looked at Fusion-io's ioDrive product, we offered the notion that it was a "disruptive technology", something that had the potential to set the industry on its ear.  Of course the ioDrive is an enterprise-class product that showed the significant potential of PCI Express direct-attached SSD storage but its cost structure...

GameStop To Test Digital Distribution Game Strategy

GameStop To Test Digital Distribution Game Strategy

Some may say that the physical disc still has a place in this world for years to come, and they're probably right. But to say that digital downloads aren't taking out a serious chunk of sales would be denying reality. iTunes alone has proven that digital downloads are capable of catching on, as Apple has already taken over Walmart as the world's...

Yamaha's MCR-410 Micro Stereo Uses yAired Tech For Wireless iPod Communication

Yamaha's MCR-410 Micro Stereo Uses yAired Tech For Wireless iPod Communication

To say that the iPod has revolutionized the stereo world would be understating things rather dramatically. Take Yamaha's MCR-410 for instance, which is a new micro stereo system that not only features a dock connecting port on the top, but also has the capability to connect with an iPod without cords. For all the things that the iPod is, it's...

Google Snaps Up Gizmo5, Could Rival Skype In VoIP Game

Google Snaps Up Gizmo5, Could Rival Skype In VoIP Game

It may sound somewhat wild, but Google could very well take over the world. We know, you're thinking we're crazy, but the evidence is mounting. It has taken over the search market (and improved usability all the while), it has crafted its own mobile operating system (one that actually rivals the mighty iPhone), it's currently developing its...

DiamonDisc DVD Will Keep 4.7GB Alive For 1000 Years

DiamonDisc DVD Will Keep 4.7GB Alive For 1000 Years

One thing is for sure in the world of optical storage: "big enough" is never really "big enough." Back in the day, a typical CD-R was plenty to archive a year's worth of images, and now even a single-layer DVD-R is too small for some. Blu-ray Discs can already hold 50GB of data, but that's not stopping disc manufacturers from striving to cram...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:Galaxy GeForce GTX 260+ Razor Edition - Single slot performance @ PC PerspectiveInno3D GeForce GT 220 1 GB @ techPowerUp Sapphire's ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB @ Rage3D.comLucid HYDRA 200 Multi-GPU Technology Performance Preview @ PC PerspectiveMotherboards and Chipsets:High-End P55 Motherboards @ InsideHWASUS P7P55D Deluxe Motherboard Review...

Garmin-Asus nüvifone M20 Gets Updated To Windows Mobile 6.5

Garmin-Asus nüvifone M20 Gets Updated To Windows Mobile 6.5

Although the Garmin-Asus nüvifone M20 may have taken a little while to become available, the companies are not ignoring the fact that a new version of Windows Mobile is now available. Garmin-Asus recently announced that this all-in-one phone is now available with Windows Mobile 6.5. Thankfully, early adopters aren't left in the cold—they'll...

PhoneSuit Primo Extended Battery Clips Into Your iPod/iPhone Dock Connector

PhoneSuit Primo Extended Battery Clips Into Your iPod/iPhone Dock Connector

Let's face it: the iPhone is a fantastic smartphone, but the battery within isn't exactly the greatest. Heavy web users will understand that the battery typically dies before your full day is done, leaving you to carefully select when and where to use that precious final 20% of battery. A few extended cell options are out there, but most of...

Fujitsu Introduces Cell Phone That Splits in Two

Fujitsu Introduces Cell Phone That Splits in Two

Fujitsu announced a new cell phone this week that is capable of splitting into two parts. The F-04B was announced as part of NTT DoCoMo's new line-up. It is scheduled to hit Japanese shelves in March or April. At first glance, the new phone looks like a conventional slider. After closer examination, however, you'll see that you can decouple...

Panasonic's MW-10 Digital Photo Frame Also Docks Your iPod, Plays Movies

Panasonic's MW-10 Digital Photo Frame Also Docks Your iPod, Plays Movies

For awhile, we figured that the digital photo frame had played its last card and it wouldn't be long before we saw the frames of yesteryear popping up in bargain bins everywhere as retailers made room for more enticing wares. Evidently that's not at all the plan, as it seems that digital frame makers are instead opting to spruce up their existing...

Xbox 360 Getting Facebook, Twitter And 1080p Video Store

Xbox 360 Getting Facebook, Twitter And 1080p Video Store

The console wars just get hotter and hotter. Sony introduced its PS3 Slim and dropped the entry price, while Nintendo cut its already-popular Wii to $199, so now it's time for Microsoft to throw yet its own wrench into the mix. Starting next week, all Xbox LIVE Gold members will get access to a whole heap of new features--features that'll...

iPhone GPS Apps From TomTom & Navigon Receive Updates

iPhone GPS Apps From TomTom & Navigon Receive Updates

TomTom and Navigon announced updates to their turn-by-turn GPS navigation apps for the iPhone this week. TomTom's update for its $100 iPhone app includes a number of highly requested features, including text-to-speech directions and the company's popular Advanced Lane Guidance feature. Text-to-speech enables the iPhone to read the names of...

Microsoft Admits Upgrade Tool Uses GPL Source Code

Microsoft Admits Upgrade Tool Uses GPL Source Code

In October, Microsoft announced a tool to allow netbooks lacking DVDs to install Windows 7; it was a key point of the new OS that it run on underpowered netbooks.  Unfortunately, it improperly used GPL source code, which Microsoft admitted on Friday the 13th, a few days after pulling the tool.Bad luck, Microsoft? Well, not really bad...

Support For 1080p High-definition Videos Coming To YouTube

Support For 1080p High-definition Videos Coming To YouTube

Soon, YouTube will support the same high-resolution video that can now be enjoyed on flat screen TVs. Starting next week, YouTube's HD mode will add support for watching 1080p HD videos in full resolution. You'll still be able to view videos in 720p as well though the resolution will depend on the resolution of the original source. YouTube...

Boxee Set-Top Box Is On The Way: Watch Out, Cable Companies

Boxee Set-Top Box Is On The Way: Watch Out, Cable Companies

Boxee has been on a wild, wild ride since debuting to the world last year, and for those looking for new ways to catch more content online, it has become the go-too application. And while it has certainly taken off, there's still lots of room to grow. One of the main reasons that it has yet to become a household name outside of the tech community...

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 3

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 3

We just finished our third video podcast with the good folks over at TechVi. In this installment, Marco explains mixing brands of graphics cards with Lucid's Hydra and Dave breaks down how Apple seems to be losing its software edge. We also talk about the big Intel and AMD settlement and its consequences, and a Core i7 based gaming notebooks....

ioSafe Announces 2TB ioSafe Solo Fireproof & Waterproof External Hard Drive

ioSafe Announces 2TB ioSafe Solo Fireproof & Waterproof External Hard Drive

ioSafe is expanding its lineup of ioSafe Solo external USB hard drives with a new 2TB model for $399. Like other models in the line, the new drive is waterproof and fireproof. With the new drive, ioSafe hopes to provide both business and home users with an easy way to backup and protect against data loss. Additional details are available in...

AT&T Attempts To Set The Record Straight

AT&T Attempts To Set The Record Straight

Last week, we told you about AT&T's lawsuit against Verizon Wireless, claiming the latter company's "There's a Map for That" ad is misleading. While obviously mocking Apple's "There's an App For That" iPhone slogan, the ad points out that AT&T's 3G coverage isn't near as far-reaching as Verizon Wireless' 3G coverage. In its lawsuit,...

Dell Goes Official With Android-Based Mini 3i Smartphone

Dell Goes Official With Android-Based Mini 3i Smartphone

The day has finally come, folks. Dell is getting into the smartphone business. It's kind of tough to believe, actually. Dell has been a staple in the PC industry for years, selling customized desktops, notebooks, netbooks, all-in-one PCs, media centers and every possible PC accessory you could ever think of. But what it hasn't done is, well,...

ViewSonic's MovieBook VPD400 Does Media Right For $130

ViewSonic's MovieBook VPD400 Does Media Right For $130

When you think of ViewSonic, you probably think of LCD monitors. Believe it or not, this company is actually pretty diverse, and its easily-recognized monitor division is just one of the many aspects where it  to the larger realm of consumer electronics. Take the VPD400 for example, which is a rather robest media player that actually...

In-Car Mobile DTV Tuner Shown At $499: Can Mobile DTV Take Off?

In-Car Mobile DTV Tuner Shown At $499: Can Mobile DTV Take Off?

It was certified without making too much fuss (maybe because Americans don't really seem that fond of watching TV on the go?), but at any rate, the ATSC gave the green light to the Mobile DTV standard just a few months ago. The result? A new protocol for companies to jump on, and in the end, we should be looking at a range of channels that...

AMEX Digital Upgrade Kit Adds Blu-ray To iMac or Mac mini

AMEX Digital Upgrade Kit Adds Blu-ray To iMac or Mac mini

Apple makes a lot of fine products, but what they don't do is offer true media PC solutions. One of the main reasons is that the company refuses to acknowledge the existence of Blu-ray. None of Apple's machines offer Blu-ray as an option, so anyone hoping to use their machines as the centerpiece of a home cinema system will be sorely disappointed....

Ricoh's GXR Camera To Take On Micro Four Thirds Rivals

Ricoh's GXR Camera To Take On Micro Four Thirds Rivals

Ricoh isn't as big a name in the digital imaging arena as a company like Canon or Nikon, but it's still making some pretty big waves this year. Shortly after announcing its CX1 and GR Digital III, the company is now going after the Micro Four Thirds rivals with its GXR. The camera, which boasts both a simple name and a simple design, is most...

Dual Electronics Turns iPod Touch Into A PND

Dual Electronics Turns iPod Touch Into A PND

Later this month, Dual Electronics plans to ship one of the first kits that will convert your iPod Touch into a PND (portable navigation device). The GPS Navigation & Battery Cradle will enable the iPod Touch to receive a GPS signal and to use location-based service applications. Dual Electronics' system consists of a snap-on module and...

New Invention Could Prevent Lithium Ion Battery Fires

New Invention Could Prevent Lithium Ion Battery Fires

Over the past few years, we've seen a number of recalls involving faulty batteries that can overheat and cause a fire. Now there's a new technology called Stoba that could be on the market as soon as the first quarter of next year that could help prevent lithium-ion batteries from catching fire or exploding in devices such as laptops and mobile...

Panda's Cloud Antivirus Exits Beta

Panda's Cloud Antivirus Exits Beta

Panda's new cloud-based antivirus software, Panda Cloud Antivirus, has reached version 1.0 and has exited beta, the company announced on Tuesday. That said, there are already new bugs filed against 1.0 on the Panda Cloud Antivirus support forum. Panda's Cloud Antivirus doesn't use locally installed virus definition files. Rather, the definitions,...

What Happened To Apple's Software Quality?

What Happened To Apple's Software Quality?

Apple is a funny beast. We say "beast" because it's hard to deny that this company is ripping through the tech world like no other that we've seen in the last decade. Our television programs are laden with Apple ads poking fun at Windows and seducing you into buying yet another iPod, and every quarterly earnings report is filled with optimism....

Intel Pays AMD $1.25 Billion To End All Antitrust and IP Disputes

Intel Pays AMD $1.25 Billion To End All Antitrust and IP Disputes

AMD and Intel haven't been the best of friends over the years. Like any true rivalry, the two have seen things differently for about as long as we can remember, and today things have seemingly come to a head. Way back in 2005, AMD filed an antitrust case against Intel for their anti-competitive actions in the processor market. Of course, that's...

Dell's Inspiron Zino HD Is Small But Mighty

Dell's Inspiron Zino HD Is Small But Mighty

Dell's pulling out all of the stops as it rolls into the holiday season of 2009, first with the Adamo XPS and now with the most powerful mini PC we've ever seen. The Inspiron Zino HD is small in stature but remarkably powerful, with options for up to 8GB of RAM, 1TB of hard drive space, a Blu-ray drive, TV tuner and HDMI out. The measurements...

Sprint Offering NFL Network Games Free To Customers

Sprint Offering NFL Network Games Free To Customers

Like the NFL? Who doesn't, right? Evidently Sprint is certainly expecting its own customers to dig it, as it has today announced that it will be the only wireless carrier to offer live NFL Network game telecasts via its exclusive NFL Mobile Live application and on Sprint TV beginning Nov. 12 when NFL Network televises the first of its eight-game...

Sanyo's Eneloop Stick Booster Provides Anytime/Anywhere Juice To USB Gizmos

Sanyo's Eneloop Stick Booster Provides Anytime/Anywhere Juice To USB Gizmos

Let's face it: just about any gizmo worth using these days has a USB connector, and more often than not, it's actually charged over USB as well. But also, battery life has sunk in recent years as devices are made to be slimmer and hold less spacious batteries. The solution to this quandary? Sanyo's Eneloop Stick Booster, of course!For those...

Some Universities Dissing Kindle DX Due To Blind-Unfriendliness

Some Universities Dissing Kindle DX Due To Blind-Unfriendliness

The first thing that popped to mind when Amazon issued its Kindle DX was this: textbooks! The size makes it perfect for using in place of those dusty old books, and we're guessing that most students would much rather lug around a single electronic device versus a sack full of heavy books that they'll only read a page or two from in any given...

Nokia's N900 Starts Shipping: Can Maemo 5 Topple The iPhone?

Nokia's N900 Starts Shipping: Can Maemo 5 Topple The iPhone?

It has been quite some time since Nokia issued a smartphone that was reasonably competitive with the slew of Android handsets on the market, Apple's iPhone and Palm's Pre. Granted, the company has never really had a huge foothold in the North American smartphone market, but with market share slipping away in other parts of the world, it's...

AMD's Analyst Day, Part I: Product Focus And Design Roadmaps Through 2010

AMD's Analyst Day, Part I: Product Focus And Design Roadmaps Through 2010

At its Analyst Day event today, AMD revealed its product roadmaps and goals for 2010 and 2011. Given the depth and scope of the eight-hour briefing, we've broken the data into two posts. In Part I, we'll cover AMD's competitive strategy and CPU/GPU roadmaps as currently envisioned. Part II will examine GlobalFoundries' performance and that...

New iPhone App Keeps You Connected With Your House

New iPhone App Keeps You Connected With Your House

Protection One is now offering an iPhone application that lets you access your home's security panels and receive real-time security updates from an iPhone or iPod Touch. The new eSecure application allows users to confirm that their security system is armed while away from home. Should you need to send a contractor or someone else into the...

Lucid Hydra 200 Multi GPU Performance Revealed

Lucid Hydra 200 Multi GPU Performance Revealed

About a year ago, semiconductor startup Lucid Logix began making waves in the graphics space with claims of being able to revolutionize multi-GPU computing, promising consumers the ability to pair any graphics card, unrestricted by model or vendor, to another card and achieve highly efficient load balancing with near linear performance increases....

iBUYPOWER Introduces First Core i7 Notebook

iBUYPOWER Introduces First Core i7 Notebook

iBUYPOWER is launching its first Core i7 notebook today. The new Battalion 101 W870CU is a 17.3-inch notebook with a Full HD 1920x1080 widescreen LCD and NVIDIA GTX280 graphics. The W870CU is customizable, offering three Core i7 CPUs to choose from including the 2.00GHz 920XM Mobile Processor Extreme and up to 8GB DDR3 memory. The Battalion...

Das Keyboard Presents First-Ever Ultimate Typing Championship

Das Keyboard Presents First-Ever Ultimate Typing Championship

“Game On” – Das Keyboard Presents First-Ever Ultimate Typing Championship Nationwide Typing Competition to Award $2,000 Grand Prize to Fastest Typist; Final Bout to Take Place at SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 11, 2009) – Das Keyboard has launched its search for the nation’s fastest fingers on a keyboard,...

G.Skill Announces Falcon II Solid State Drives

G.Skill Announces Falcon II Solid State Drives

G.Skill Announces Falcon II SATA II 2.5” Solid State Drive (SSD) Taipei, Taiwan - 11 November, 2009 - G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage with solid quality, has today released its Falcon II SATA II 2.5” Solid State Drive (SSD). Featuring the new Indilinx ECO controller, the Falcon...

Intel Reader To Help Visually Disabled

Intel Reader To Help Visually Disabled

Intel on Tuesday introduced a new e-book reader, one designed for the visually impaired, which can read digital files of books aloud, as well as capture images from printed material via a 5-megapixel digital camera and similarly read the text aloud at a variety of listening speeds. Additionally, the Intel Reader, as its called, has a 4" display...

Corsair Introduces Survivor GT Family Of Rugged USB Flash Drives

Corsair Introduces Survivor GT Family Of Rugged USB Flash Drives

It's tough to stand out in the USB flash drive game. It's easy to pick a favorite MP3 player, a favorite TV brand and even a favorite game console, but does anyone really pay attention to USB flash drive marketing? We'd argue that one company that has managed to stick out is Corsair, particularly with its Survivor line of drives.The company...

Bowers & Wilkins Enter Headphone Game With Retro-Looking P5 Cans

Bowers & Wilkins Enter Headphone Game With Retro-Looking P5 Cans

Bowers & Wilkins is a well known name in the high-end audio world. If you're spending big bucks on a new sound system, you're probably at least giving B&W a look. But if you're not one of those high rollers, you probably only know this company because of its Zeppelin iPod sound system (and its wild design).Now, however, you may end...

Netflix Now Playing On Sony's PlayStation 3

Netflix Now Playing On Sony's PlayStation 3

Netflix is taking the world by storm. Blockbuster stores are shaking at the thought of being dominated by by-mail DVD outlets, and with "Watch Instantly" bringing Netflix titles to users on-demand over broadband, one really does have to wonder if there's any limit to just how popular this company will become.For the longest while, Netflix...

New Three-Tuner Moxi HD DVR Treads On TiVo's Ground

New Three-Tuner Moxi HD DVR Treads On TiVo's Ground

Ah, the DVR. Easily one of the most game-changing devices to be created over the past decade or so. If you own one, you'd probably have a tough time going back to life without one, as there are few things cooler than being able to record shows when you're not around and watch them when you are. It's TV your way, and even though it seems that...

Google Keeps You Connected With Free Airport Wi-Fi

Google Keeps You Connected With Free Airport Wi-Fi

First, Google teamed up with Virgin America to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi, then American Airlines and Lexus announced their own free Wi-Fi offering. Now, Wi-Fi access will be even more accessible to holiday travelers thanks to Google. Today, the search giant announced that it is working with airports around the country as well as Boingo Wireless,Advanced...

OCZ to Deliver SandForce-based Solid State Drive Solutions

OCZ to Deliver SandForce-based Solid State Drive Solutions

OCZ Technology to Deliver SandForce-based Solid State Drive Solutions for both Enterprise and Consumer Applications San Jose, Calif. - November 10, 2009 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives (HDDs), today...

Plextor Announces Blu-Ray Writer With 12x Write Speeds

Plextor Announces Blu-Ray Writer With 12x Write Speeds

Plextor announced a new Blu-ray internal writer, the PX-B940SA. This new drive features Blu-ray write speeds of up to 12x, which Plextor claims is the fastest available on the market today. The drive comes with CyberLink’s BD Suite software package and uses a Serial ATA interface. In addition to Blu-ray, the drive also supports DVD R/RW and...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:HIS Radeon HD4890 iCooler x4 Videocard Review @ TweaknewsDirect X 11 for the Masses: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Graphics Card Family Review @ XbitLabsAll DirectX 11 Graphics Cards @ InsideHWSapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X Review @ NeoseekerSapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X @ Techgage.comMotherboards and Chipsets:Biostar TPower I55: Uniquely Interesting...

Matrox Announces World’s First Single-Slot Octal Graphics Card

Matrox Announces World’s First Single-Slot Octal Graphics Card

Matrox Announces World’s First Single-Slot PCIe x16 Octal Graphics Card for Mission-Critical Environments Matrox M9188 supports up to eight DisplayPort or DVI Single-Link outputs and can be combined with a second M9188 to drive up to 16 displays, all from a single workstation Montreal, Canada, November 10, 2009 - Matrox Graphics, the leading...

HD Radio Comes To iPod touch and iPhone Via Gigaware In-Line Control

HD Radio Comes To iPod touch and iPhone Via Gigaware In-Line Control

HD Radio has been around in the United States for a few years now, but it is still struggling to gain mass adoption. Part of that has to do with the general decline of radio listening in general, as more and more individuals turn to their portable media players, iTunes accounts and subscription services. That said, one of HD Radio's biggest...

Centon Rolls Out MLB Flash Drives A Week Too Late

Centon Rolls Out MLB Flash Drives A Week Too Late

The Major League Baseball season may be over, but you can bet fans of the New York Yankees won't be forgetting the 2009 season anytime soon. Just a few months after Dell announced that it was selling notebooks with MLB covers, along comes Centon Electronics with a ploy of its own to milk ardent supporters of the club (or any club, really)...

AT&T's USBConnect Lightning USB WWAN Card To Support 7.2Mbps 3G

AT&T's USBConnect Lightning USB WWAN Card To Support 7.2Mbps 3G

While AT&T struggles to stop Verizon Wireless from calling out its 3G network on national television, the company is still plugging along by selling more and more devices that can be used on it. Sierra Wireless has had a long standing relationship with the US carrier, and that relationship seems to be growing with the introduction of the...

Gyration Hand-Recognizing Air Mouse Elite Ships Nationwide

Gyration Hand-Recognizing Air Mouse Elite Ships Nationwide

Ever dreamed of connecting your Wii remote to your computer? We can't say that Gyration's latest device will give you the exact same experience, but it's about as close as you can get without hacking or modifying your Wiimote. The Air Mouse Elite, which was introduced a little while back, is finally making its way into retail stores.Available...

Slacker Radio Now Available For Android

Slacker Radio Now Available For Android

Slacker is making its Slacker Radio app available for Android phones. With the app, music lovers can create a nearly unlimited number of custom stations or enjoy over 100 expert-programmed Slacker genre, seasonal, and spotlight stations, and over 10,000 artist stations. To help you create the perfect custom radio station, the app lets you...

T-Mobile Getting Rid Of myFaves

T-Mobile Getting Rid Of myFaves

After introducing new unlimited plans last month, T-Mobile plans to quietly phase out the use of its myFaves calling feature. Similar to other calling circles from other networks, myFaves allows unlimited calling to any five numbers regardless of what network the users are on. T-Mobile doesn’t plan to drop support for customers who already...

Analysts Claim PC Market Grew Substantially in Q3

Analysts Claim PC Market Grew Substantially in Q3

Back when Intel reported its third quarter results for 2009, analysts expressed some concern that the company's strong numbers might not be fully supported by later market analysis. Research firm IDC has recently released data indicating that such concerns were unnecessary—sales in Q3 were up dramatically compared to earlier this year and...

Hi-def straight from the Web to your TV

Hi-def straight from the Web to your TV

Yet another reason to cancel that cable or satellite TV subscription: the Myka ION.Claimed as the "first consumer Web-to-TV product that can easily run Boxee, Hulu and other leading Internet video services" - as well as jokingly being called a "magic box" — the Ion allows you to play web-streamed high-definition videos without mucking about...

Nokia To Recall 14 Million Chargers

Nokia To Recall 14 Million Chargers

On Monday, Nokia said it would recall and replace 14 million chargers made by China's BYD Co Ltd. While many say Chinese products are cheaply made, in this case they would be correct, as Nokia added that the chargers could fall apart. Specifically, the plastic covers of the chargers could separate, exposing the charger's internal components...

Jailbroken iPhones Get "Rickrolled"

Jailbroken iPhones Get "Rickrolled"

Jailbroken iPhone owners, you've already been warned this week with a different hack. This one uses the same "vulnerability" to "rickroll" the homescreen of jailbroken iPhones. To "rickroll" someone is to intentionally redirect them to a video of "Never Gonna Give You Up" from one two-hit-wonder 80's pop "superstar" Rick Astley, but it's also...

 Asus G51J Core i7 Mobile Gaming Notebook Tested, Burned In

Asus G51J Core i7 Mobile Gaming Notebook Tested, Burned In

Windows 7 is upon us, and with the launch of Microsoft's self-proclaimed "best operating system" comes a slew of new desktop machines, notebooks, and netbooks looking to take advantage of its added stability and features. One of the companies that is looking to serve up a number of new Win7-based rigs is Asus, and without a doubt they have...

Creative's ZEN X-Fi2 Media Player Goes Up Against Stiff Competition

Creative's ZEN X-Fi2 Media Player Goes Up Against Stiff Competition

It's a good time to be in the market for a portable media player. From Apple's iPod lineup (the obvious choice) to Microsoft's Zune HD to Archos' range of media-centric players, you've got options galore. But just in case you still weren't confused enough as to which device was right for you, Creative has just added another to the mix. The...

Microsoft's Natural User Interface Lets Your Body Do The Talking

Microsoft's Natural User Interface Lets Your Body Do The Talking

Microsoft's research labs have been known to create some pretty wild projects. Granted, not all of them have hit the market or anything, but there's a good chance that something huge down the road will spring up. Project Natal is already proof that Redmond has quite a few out-of-the-box thinkers on staff, and while we can't say it with any...

Asus O!Play AIR HDP-R3 Brings 802.11n Streaming, Card Reader

Asus O!Play AIR HDP-R3 Brings 802.11n Streaming, Card Reader

Asus may have been a little known computer company just a few years back, but today it's gaining steam and branching out into more and more areas. Take this product for example, the O!Play AIR HDP-R3. It's the second set-top box in the "O!Play" lineup, and while this one doesn't look at that different (physically, anyway), there are a few...

OOMouse Is Built For Hardcore Office Users (Yeah, Seriously!)

OOMouse Is Built For Hardcore Office Users (Yeah, Seriously!)

Razer's Naga had an awful lot of buttons. But with all due respect, those buttons had a purpose. For avid gamers that spent the most of their time within a MMO such as World of Warcraft, those extra thumb buttons sure come in handy. But seriously--is there anyone out there who would actually confess to being an avid Office user? The OOMouse...

Samsung Mythic And Flight Phones Soar Over To AT&T

Samsung Mythic And Flight Phones Soar Over To AT&T

It seems like the Droid has been receiving all the attention of late, but for those looking for something a bit simpler, AT&T has two new options from Samsung Mobile. Up first, the Mythic is delivering a 3.3" full touch screen display, Samsung's own TouchWiz internet, one-touch access to features including AT&T Mobile TV and social...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:Sparkle GeForce GTX 260 Plus 1792MB Video Card Review @ ThinkComputers.orgDIAMOND 4890PE51GXOC Radeon HD 4890 1GB Video Card Review @ FuturelooksMotherboards and Chipsets:ASRock M3A785GXH/128M Motherboard Review @ Legit ReviewsMSI NF980-G65 Motherboard and Sapphire HD 5770 review @ NeoseekerSapphire HD 5750 1 GB GDDR5 @ techPowerUpECS...

Large Hadron Collider Derailed by Fowl Play

Large Hadron Collider Derailed by Fowl Play

As death threats preceded the startup of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) last year, one might not be surprised at foul play as testing is performed prior to the restart of the LHC. But fowl play? The LHC has been out of action for over a year, due to a helium leak that caused it to be shut down on September 19th of last year, nine days after...

Windows 7 Beats Vista By 234% In First Week Sales

Windows 7 Beats Vista By 234% In First Week Sales

We wouldn't expect Microsoft to say anything other than positive things about Windows 7, but it's another thing when an independent company comes out and confirms that Windows 7 really is off to a good start. But one has to wonder--are sales of Win7 doing well because people can't wait to rid themselves of Vista? Or are sales of Win7 doing...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 1GB Review @ Hardware CanucksAsus EAH 4890 Review - XSReviewsSapphire Radeon HD5870 Vapor-X @ Benchmark ReviewsSapphire Radeon HD8570 Vapor-X @ PureOverclockATI Radeon HD 5850 Graphics Card Review @ XBitLabsLegion Hardware - (AMD Radeon HD 5750 Overclocking Guide)Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 1GB video...

NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for 3Q Fiscal Year 2010

NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for 3Q Fiscal Year 2010

NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Revenue up 16 percent quarter-on-quarter to $903.2 million GAAP net income of $107.6 million, or $0.19 cents per diluted share GAAP gross margin of 43.4 percent; non-GAAP gross margin of 41.0 percent Cash flow from operating activities of $141.3 million;...

Orb For Mac Streams iTunes Content To Any Device (For Free)

Orb For Mac Streams iTunes Content To Any Device (For Free)

You may not realize it at first glance, but this software release is probably one of the year's biggest for the Mac. We know, Snow Leopard was cool, but this is just fantastic. Orb is widely known as one of the best media streaming applications for Windows, and while an iPhone app came out last year that allowed iPhone users to watch media...

3G-Enabled BlackBerry Curve 8530 Coming To Sprint

3G-Enabled BlackBerry Curve 8530 Coming To Sprint

We're not exactly sure when it happened, but we're pretty confident that it happened. What's "it?" The fall of the BlackBerry. Remember just a year ago, it seemed like RIM had all the buzz it could handle. People were upgrading from normal phones to BlackBerry handsets en masse, and the touch screen Storm seemed poised to rival even Apple's...

No Way!  Advertising On Google's Home Page?

No Way! Advertising On Google's Home Page?

It's the third day in a row that Google has celebrated the upcoming 40th anniversary of Sesame Street with a different Google Doodle, but that's not what drew our attention to their home page. Google has always said it wants to keep their home page sparse, yet today, there was a rarity: an ad. It's not as though Google has never put an ad...

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 2

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 2

We just finished up our second podcast with the folks at TechVi. In this installments we talk about our recent performance tests on USB 3.0 and SATA 6G drives, Dave breaks down a "consumer level" $800 SSD with massive performance, plus two new notebooks running Intel’s CULV processors and a deep look at the Moto Droid.  Show...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:Samsung UN55B7100 55” 120Hz LED HDTV Review @ Hardware CanucksSapphire Radeon HD5750 @ PureOverclockMotherboards and Chipsets:Gigabyte GA-P55 UD3R Review @ OCCiXBT Labs Review: MSI 785GM-E65 MotherboardProcessors:AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 Revision (LostCircuits)AMD Athlon II X2 240e Processor @ TechwareLabsMemory and Storage:Seagate...

Toshiba Introduces New 1.8-inch SATA HDDs

Toshiba Introduces New 1.8-inch SATA HDDs

Toshiba added two new 1.8-inch Serial ATA HDDs to its lineup. The MKxx33GSG series focuses on high capacity and top-end performance. It is available in 320GB, 250GB, and 160GB capacities. This hard drive uses 42% less power during seek operations than best-in-class 5,400 RPM 2.5-inch HDDs. The MK1235GSL is a single-platter 120GB drive. Toshiba...

iMo Foto Frame Printer: Half Photo Frame, Half Printer

iMo Foto Frame Printer: Half Photo Frame, Half Printer

At first we assumed that digital photo frames with integrated printers were just some sort of sideshow. And who knows, maybe they are. But one thing is for sure--they just keep coming and coming. The next on the list is the iMo Foto Frame Photo Printer, which is actually being sold by the same folks who engineered the Mimo line of USB-based...

Klipsch Offers Wireless Version Of ProMedia 2.1 Speakers

Klipsch Offers Wireless Version Of ProMedia 2.1 Speakers

If you've been around audio for awhile, you definitely know Klipsch. It's a mainstay in the industry, particularly the home A/V market and the PC audio market. Awhile back, the company introduced a set of computer speakers that would change the way people viewed PC speakers: the ProMedia 2.1. It led companies like Logitech to develop killer...

LaCie's Network Space 2 Is The Sexiest NAS We've Ever Seen

LaCie's Network Space 2 Is The Sexiest NAS We've Ever Seen

If Apple is the king of design in the laptop world, LaCie is far atop the hard drive world. Without exception, this company produces the most glamorous and gorgeous HDDs we've ever seen, and it's probably the only HDD company that actually makes you think that their products are desirable. It's amazing what good design can do, right? After...

Motorola's DROID, Tested and Burned In

Motorola's DROID, Tested and Burned In

Verizon's DROID from Motorola finally goes on sale today & offers many things the iPhone just can't, like taking pictures in low light settings, a hardware keyboard, running simultaneous applications, a 5-megapixel camera, interchangeable batteries, and open development for the platform. The features are there but are they enough to convince...

Apple's App Store Goes 100,000 Deep

Apple's App Store Goes 100,000 Deep

Talk about an unstoppable force. Apple's App Store essentially revolutionized the smartphone world, and every phone since has attempted to either match its great functionality or undercut it in price. Regardless of whether you like the phone or not, you can't say the iPhone hasn't turned the mobile world on its head. Granted, most of that...

Olympus Expands Micro Four Thirds Lineup With The New E-P2

Olympus Expands Micro Four Thirds Lineup With The New E-P2

Less than six months after the launch of its first PEN E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera, Olympus is introducing the E-P2. Calling the new PEN "the world’s smallest 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens system with In-body Image Stabilization," Olympus says the camera blends the image quality of a DSLR with High Definition video capabilities, stereo...

Dell's Adamo XPS Gets Real: $1799 For The World's Thinnest Notebook

Dell's Adamo XPS Gets Real: $1799 For The World's Thinnest Notebook

Dell sure has been teasing this machine long enough, and finally we're able to stop wondering and start digesting. What we have here today is the planet's thinnest laptop. Granted, that record seems to be broken and re-set about every other month now, but honestly, we'll be shocked if someone makes a notebook thinner than this before Santa...

Toshiba Satellite T135 Win 7 CULV Notebook Review

Toshiba Satellite T135 Win 7 CULV Notebook Review

We're seeing more and more CULV notebooks hit the market these days. The growing sector of Consumer Ultra Low Voltage machines attempts to bridge the gap between lower cost netbooks and full-size notebooks, offering a more powerful chip than the ubiquitous Atom options we see in netbooks, but one that consumes less power than the mainstream...

TwitterPeek: The Handheld That Does Twitter, And Only Twitter

TwitterPeek: The Handheld That Does Twitter, And Only Twitter

Look, we love Twitter as much as the next guy. So much so, in fact, that we have our own dedicated Twitter feed! But shameless plugs aside, even we can't quite wrap our noodle around Peek's latest handheld.Peek, a company known for producing e-mail only handhelds that allow non-tech savvy individuals to stay connected to email on the go, has...

Celio REDFLY Becomes A BlackBerry Companion

Celio REDFLY Becomes A BlackBerry Companion

Remember Palm's Foleo? Unless you follow consumer electronics and gizmos mighty closely, you probably don't. But for those that do, this is a dead-ringer for. You see, the Foleo was axed by Palm before it even had a chance in the market place, and considering just how popular netbooks have become, there's some that thing Palm goofed up by...

SanDisk's 2nd-Gen pSSD Used In Sony's Slim VAIO X Notebook

SanDisk's 2nd-Gen pSSD Used In Sony's Slim VAIO X Notebook

Two things we like are solid state drives and skinny notebooks, so you can only imagine our excitement over this one. Sony's super-slim, highly stylish VAIO X laptop is relying on SanDisk's modular SSD, giving this thing an extra boost of speed it may otherwise miss out on. We've shown time and time again in testing that SSD-based machines...

NEC Intros 17" MultiSync LCD175M LCD Monitor For $179

NEC Intros 17" MultiSync LCD175M LCD Monitor For $179

NEC's most recent announcement (before this one, obviously) was focused on USB 3.0. This one, however, has absolutely nothing to do with speedy transfers. NEC Display Solutions is launching an all-new monitor today for those growing tired of looking at the same pixels day after day.The 17" MultiSync LCD175M features an EPEAT Gold rating, Energy...

Thecus Launches N8800PRO Rackmount NAS Server

Thecus Launches N8800PRO Rackmount NAS Server

Thecus Launches N8800PRO Rackmount NAS Server Enterprise storage featuring outstanding performance and value 11/04/2009 – Businesses rely on data every day and how this data is stored is of critical importance. Data has to be accessible at all times, but it also needs to be fast enough to keep up with the speed of modern business. Today, Thecus...

Verizon's "There's a Map for That" Ads Draw AT&T Lawsuit

Verizon's "There's a Map for That" Ads Draw AT&T Lawsuit

Verizon has pulled no punches against AT&T and the iPhone of late. In addition to the "Droid Does" ad which has garnered rave reviews, they've also done the "There's a Map for That" ad which points at the lack of 3G support nationwide on AT&T. However, AT&T feels that ad is misleading, and has sued. The "There's a Map For That"...

Former AMD CEO Hector Ruiz Steps Down From GlobalFoundries Board Of Directors

Former AMD CEO Hector Ruiz Steps Down From GlobalFoundries Board Of Directors

The chairman of GlobalFoundries board of directors, Hector Ruiz, has announced his resignation from the board and will step down on January 4, 2010, following a leave of absence. As we discussed last week, Ruiz has been fingered as the unamed "AMD Executive" in an insider trading scheme that began in the months before AMD spun off its GlobalFoundries...

V-Moda Vibe II Earbuds Marry Style With Technology

V-Moda Vibe II Earbuds Marry Style With Technology

OK, so they might not sense when you take them out, but V-Moda's Vibe II earbuds are a little bit earphone, a little bit microphone and a little bit nice jewelry.The nifty part is that you can switch between calls and your music with an easy click of a button. The cords are reinforced with Kevlar; the plugs plated with 24-karat gold. At $119,...

Jailbroken iPhones Ransomed by Dutch Hacker

Jailbroken iPhones Ransomed by Dutch Hacker

There's one thing Apple is right about with respect to jailbroken iPhones: they are less secure. At least, unless you take some precautions, that is. A Dutch hacker took advantage of that situation, but all he really wanted was some pocket change.On the other hand, we doubt jailbreaking will end life as we know it, as Apple believes.According...

AMD Launches 125W Phenom II X4 965 CPU

AMD Launches 125W Phenom II X4 965 CPU

August marked the launch of AMD's current flagship desktop processor, the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition. Today, we have a fresh revision of this CPU that brings some new features to the table. Unfortunately, these new aspects do not improve stock performance of the 3.4GHz quad-core chip. Instead, they tweak it in other areas that many enthusiasts...

Super Talent Announces "World's First" USB 3.0 RAIDDrive

Super Talent Announces "World's First" USB 3.0 RAIDDrive

Super Talent unveiled a new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 RAIDDrive which supports transfer speeds up to ten times faster than USB 2.0 drives. The new drive will come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports. (Of course, when plugged in to slower ports, you'll be limited in speed.) Using a separate UAS Protocol...

New iPhone App Cures Fear Of Flying: What Can't This Thing Do?

New iPhone App Cures Fear Of Flying: What Can't This Thing Do?

Scared of flying? Would you rather drive 20 hours than hop in the sky for 3? You're obviously not alone, and now it looks like Virgin Atlantic is hoping to help those of you out who can't quite come to grips with soaring in the friendly skies. But we're not talking about fear training or something like that, we're talking about a new iPhone...

Acer's Aspire AS8940G-6865 18.4" Gaming Notebook Is Serious Business

Acer's Aspire AS8940G-6865 18.4" Gaming Notebook Is Serious Business

Think Acer has forgotten how to make a gaming notebook? We know the outfit's netbook line has taken center stage here of late (what can we say--they're hot at the moment!), but clearly the company knows that a market exists in the higher-end, too. The new Aspire AS8940G-6865 notebook is no small matter, with an 18.4" display, an Intel Core...

Lenovo's Stylish ThinkCentre A70z All In One PC Starts At $499

Lenovo's Stylish ThinkCentre A70z All In One PC Starts At $499

Lenovo already unleashed quite a few new rigs during the launch of Windows 7, and now it's announcing what's easily one of the most striking all in one PCs we've ever seen. The first ever ThinkCentre AIO PC is officially known as the ThinkCentre A70z, and while it's aimed at small business users and the like, there's nothing stopping the average...

Sony Ericsson Hatches First-Ever Android Phone: XPERIA X10

Sony Ericsson Hatches First-Ever Android Phone: XPERIA X10

Sony Ericsson is a name linked directly to great design in the cellphone industry, but lately, it has been overshadowed in the smartphone sector by the likes of Apple, HTC and Samsung. One of the main reasons that it has struggled against the competition is its long-standing reliance on Windows Mobile. WinMo, regardless of what Microsoft says,...

UPS Targets iPhone Users With New App

UPS Targets iPhone Users With New App

A new shipping application from UPS lets you track and ship packages, locate a UPS store using GPS, and more from your iPhone or iPod Touch. The free shipping app joins other UPS-enabled solutions for Apple users. In fact, NRG Software, a UPS Ready strategic provider, recently added NRGship Mac to its shipping software lineup. “Apple users...

Adobe Blames Apple For Lack Of Flash On iPhone

Adobe Blames Apple For Lack Of Flash On iPhone

Adobe has tried a number of things in its attempt to get Apple to break down enough barriers so the company can get Flash ported on to the iPhone and so far, nothing has worked. In Adobe's latest attempt, the company is spelling it out to you, the user, as to why you can't get Flash on your favorite handset. Previously, when you visited the...

B&N's nook Faces Spring Design IP Lawsuit

B&N's nook Faces Spring Design IP Lawsuit

Barnes & Noble's nook hasn't even seen the light of day yet (it's pre-order only), and it's already embroiled in a lawsuit. In this case, Spring Design, which has its own e-book reader, is claiming B&N has used IP garnered from meetings with Spring Design in its nook.The lawsuit addresses Spring Design's "Alex" e-book reader, which...

VIA Introduces New VIA Nano 3000 Series Processors

VIA Introduces New VIA Nano 3000 Series Processors

VIA Introduces New VIA Nano 3000 Series ProcessorsVIA's fastest and most power efficient processors yet deliver richest mobile and all-in-one desktop computing experience Taipei, Taiwan, 3 November 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today introduced its new VIA Nano 3000 Series processors,...

WD S25 10K RPM 2.5-inch SAS Hard Drives Launched

WD S25 10K RPM 2.5-inch SAS Hard Drives Launched

WD® ENTERS TRADITIONAL ENTERPRISE HDD MARKET WITH FIRST SAS PRODUCTWD S25 SAS Hard Drives Provide High-Reliability and Performance for Mission-critical Server and Storage ApplicationsLAKE FOREST, Calif. — November 3, 2009 — WD® (NYSE: WDC), known for its hard disk drive leadership in the desktop, mobile and consumer marketplaces,...

Sprint Enters The Netbook Game With Dell Mini 10

Sprint Enters The Netbook Game With Dell Mini 10

If you're looking for a new netbook, and you don't mind paying for a mobile broadband plan to go with it (so long as it's cheaper up-front), both AT&T and Verizon have plenty of options for you to pick through. Up until now, however, Sprint has been notably absent from that group, but thanks to a new partnership with Dell, even Sprint...

Motorola CLIQ Lands At T-Mobile Today (But It May Be Too Late)

Motorola CLIQ Lands At T-Mobile Today (But It May Be Too Late)

Today's the day! Motorola's CLIQ, which was seen as the phone that may be given the daunting task of revitalizing the company's handset sector, is finally available to the general public. If you'll recall, this Android-based phone was made available only to existing T-Mobile customers looking to upgrade for the final few days in October, giving...

G-Technology By Hitachi Adds 2TB HDD To Entire 3.5" Product Line

G-Technology By Hitachi Adds 2TB HDD To Entire 3.5" Product Line

G-Technology may not be the first name you think of when it comes to hard drives, but thanks to Hitachi picking it up, we'd say that could all be changing soon. Today, the company has announced that it's doubling capacity of its 3.5" product line. More room for more stuff--exciting!Hitachi’s 2TB, 7,200 RPM, 32MB cache buffer hard drive is...

Sorenson Squeeze Adds Workflow Enhancements

Sorenson Squeeze Adds Workflow Enhancements

Sorenson Squeeze is a name well-known to video professionals. For many, it is the only go-to application for video encoding, as it has earned its reputation primarily for the advanced algorithms it uses to generate high-quality video encodes. So videophiles should be happy to learn that the software's next generation, Sorenson Squeeze 6, is...

DOOM Classic Takes You To Hell On The iPhone

DOOM Classic Takes You To Hell On The iPhone

On the PC, first came Wolfenstein 3D, then came DOOM. Such is the way of iPhone gaming ports as well. We saw Wolf3D earlier, and now we see DOOM.To be honest, it's part of an ongoing trend. With faster CPUs on the iPhone 3G and particularly the iPhone 3GS, more first-person shooters (FPS) are ending up on the iPhone and iPod touch. You might...

Verizon Adds To Droid Line With Eris

Verizon Adds To Droid Line With Eris

The new Motorola Droid isn't Verizon's only upcoming Android smartphone. In addition to the much-hyped handset which is set to arrive on Friday, the wireless carrier is also planning to unleash the Droid Eris this week. It appears the Droid Eris is a modified HTC Hero, a handset that is currently available as an Android 1.5 device from Sprint....

Got HDTV? Get Ready For UHD-TV

Got HDTV? Get Ready For UHD-TV

While everyone's still trying to replace their DVD players with Blu-ray and their standard def TVs with HDTVs, the industry already is worrying about the market for UHD — Ultra-High Definition.Apparently, UHD will debut in the next five to 10 years (if that seems like a long time, remember how long HDTV was being talked about and...

Paramount & Kingston To Deliver Movies Via Flash Memory

Paramount & Kingston To Deliver Movies Via Flash Memory

Thanks to a new partnership between Kingston and Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE), a division of Paramount Pictures, you'll have another option for purchasing your favorite movies: flash memory. Instead of buying a traditional DVD or Blu-ray Disc, the two companies are hoping you'll like their new offer to purchase movies on Kingston...

Case In Point: Navigating The Upgrade Minefield

Case In Point: Navigating The Upgrade Minefield

Loyd Case's latest Case In Point column, titled "Navigating The Upgrade Minefield", is live. Here's a snip from the piece... "Whenever I build a system, I always build it with one eye towards the future. I like to think that I’ll upgrade the system over time. Maybe I’ll swap in a new CPU, maybe a new graphics card, upgrade the RAM, etc. But...

Maingear Ships SHIFT Personal Supercomputer With Core i7

Maingear Ships SHIFT Personal Supercomputer With Core i7

Watch out, power users. You may think of names like Alienware and Falcon Northwest when you think of high-end, customized gaming PCs, but Maingear is making a play to be taken seriously in that same arena. The newest desktop to ship from the outfit is the SHIFT, which comes in two models and starts at prices that are way fair compared to the...

Creative MediaBook To Add Multimedia Flair To E-Reader Market

Creative MediaBook To Add Multimedia Flair To E-Reader Market

Creative used to be a huge, huge name in the audio world. If we're being generous, it still has a rather large presence in the audio landscape, but it's not nearly the beast it once was. By and large, integrated audio solutions have grown sophisticated enough to be satisfactory for most, and few are springing for dedicated sound boards the...

LG Plans 40" OLED HDTV For 2012: Don't Worry, You Can't Afford It

LG Plans 40" OLED HDTV For 2012: Don't Worry, You Can't Afford It

Oh, the elusive OLED HDTV. OLED displays have been around in some form or another for years now, and they've been in a multitude of gizmos for just about as long. But one device that the OLED has strayed away from is the big-screen HDTV, and the #1 reason is cost. Without question, making a 42" OLED HDTV would cost an incredible amount of...

Illegal Downloaders Spend More on Music: Study

Illegal Downloaders Spend More on Music: Study

Want to prosecute people who are downloading files illegally? Well, if you fine them, you might be taking money out of the hands of your best customers, a new survey shows. It's not the first such survey to come to this conclusion. However, it is the latest. The study, published on Sunday by U.K. think tank Demos, surveyed 1,008 people aged...

Jibbigo: A Real-Time English/Spanish Speech Translator For iPhone

Jibbigo: A Real-Time English/Spanish Speech Translator For iPhone

If you ask any tech enthusiast what "the best smartphone is," you're apt to hear a lot of varying opinions. In fact, we highly doubt you'll get any group of five or more to agree. There's plenty of choices on the market, and every phone and OS seems to strike people differently. Some folks hate the way a BlackBerry operates, while others swear...

Plantronics Voyager PRO UC Handles Skype And Mobile Calls Over Bluetooth

Plantronics Voyager PRO UC Handles Skype And Mobile Calls Over Bluetooth

The overall use of Bluetooth headsets may be trending downward (c'mon, you can admit that it never really was an awesome idea to begin with), but one name isn't apt to vanish from the niche anytime soon. Plantronics has been a mainstay in the BT headset market for years now, and with personal headset purchases on the decline, the company is...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 @ PureOverclockLG W2486L @ InsideHWHow to find the best Gaming LCD HD TV set @ revHardwareSamsung UN55B8000 55 inch LED TV Review @ TweaknewsMotherboards and Chipsets:iXBT Labs Review: ASUS P7P55D Deluxe, EVO MotherboardsProcessors:iXBT Labs Review: AMD Athlon II X3 425, 435 ProcessorsAMD Sempron 140 2.70 GHz...

Thermaltake Launches Element V Full-Tower

Thermaltake Launches Element V Full-Tower

Thermaltake Launches Element V Full-Tower with Optimized Cooling For hardcore gamers and semi-pros Thermaltake, leading DIY chassis brand, launches the newest full-tower PC case for demanding gamers and power-users. The Element V offers optimized airflow characteristics with 5 preinstalled heavy-duty fans, while leaving room for another 3...

WSJ Asia Honors Asus With Quality and Innovation Award

WSJ Asia Honors Asus With Quality and Innovation Award

ASUS Ranks First in Quality and Innovation in The Wall Street Journal Asia 200 Survey Voted Second Most-admired Company Overall; Credited with "Revolutionizing the Global PC Industry" with the Eee PC Taipei, Taiwan, Oct 2009 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS) has been voted number one in "high-quality services and products, as well as innovation...

YouTube-Streamed U2 Concert Attracts 10 Million Streams From 188 Nations

YouTube-Streamed U2 Concert Attracts 10 Million Streams From 188 Nations

The live U2 streamed concert over YouTube happened earlier in the week, and the Internet is still alive. Barely, maybe, but it's still humming along. In what's being described as the largest concert to ever be streamed over the 'Net, U2's 360 Tour stop at California's Rose Bowl was beamed out live over the Google-owned media streaming site,...