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All News for March 2012

LG Begins Mass Production Of World's First Flexible E-Paper Display

LG Begins Mass Production Of World's First Flexible E-Paper Display

LG has officially begun the process of mass producing the world's first plastic electronic paper display (EPD) that is designed to be used in eBooks. LG's EPD measures 6 inches and offers a resolution of 1024x768. This display offers a paper-like reading experience on a plastic substrate that is as slim as cell phone protection film. The film...

Half Of US Mobile Subscribers Have A Smartphone

Half Of US Mobile Subscribers Have A Smartphone

According to new data from Nielsen, half of all mobile phone subscribers in the United States have a smartphone. Nielsen's data shows a significant growth in smartphone adoption over the past few years. Approximately one year ago, smartphone penetration was found to be at 36 percent. Recent data from Nielsen that was compiled through February...

New RIM CEO Fires Top Executives, Reports Massive Losses, Kills Future Guidance

New RIM CEO Fires Top Executives, Reports Massive Losses, Kills Future Guidance

When RIM fired its previous team of co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, but replaced them with quiet insider Thorsten Heins, there was concern that the latter was too closely wedded to RIM's old guard to be able to deliver the kind of change the company needs. That idea has just been chucked squarely out the window -- for better or...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro Notebook, Inspiron Desktop, Linksys Router and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro Notebook, Inspiron Desktop, Linksys Router and More

We know many of you are counting down the minutes until the end of the work day on this final Friday in March, but before you rush out and get your party on, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals for you, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for your all today, we have a Core i7-based Dell Vostro laptop, a Phenom II X4-based Dell...

MasterCard Investigating "Massive" Data Breach, Visa Affected Too

MasterCard Investigating "Massive" Data Breach, Visa Affected Too

As you head into the weekend getting ready to party and celebrate the end of another long and grueling work week, take some time to keep tabs on your MasterCard and Visa accounts. If you don't, you could be in for a rude awakening when you go to pay for drinks and find out that your card has been declined. At issue here is a what's being described...

49: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - March 30, 2012

49: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - March 30, 2012

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco and Iyaz discuss our recent reviews of the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s ultrabook, the new Apple iPad, AMD's FirePro V3900 pro graphics card, and iBuyPower's Erebus GT gaming PC. They also talk about, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 680 and GT 640M GPUs based on the company’s new Kepler...

Need More Storage? Hard Drive Prices Reportedly Set to Drop Next Month

Need More Storage? Hard Drive Prices Reportedly Set to Drop Next Month

Are you starting to run low on storage space? Before you bite the bullet and pay an inflated price for another hard drive to store your expanding collection of lolcats or whatever else it is that's hogging your HDD, you might want to consider hanging tight for another month. If you can, you could end up saving as much as 10 percent on your...

HP Folio 13 Pops Up at Walmart for $798

HP Folio 13 Pops Up at Walmart for $798

Intel has never been bashful about the fact that it envisions Ultrabooks selling for less than a grand, and as time goes on, we're starting to see more and more models hit that sub-$1,000 price point. One of the better looking deals out there can be found at Walmart, where you can pick up a new model Hewlett-Packard Folio 13 for $798, which...

Free Labor Association Finds Issues in Foxconn Plants, Gets Commitments For Changes

Free Labor Association Finds Issues in Foxconn Plants, Gets Commitments For Changes

In January, Apple joined the Free Labor Association, agreeing to uphold the group’s workplace standards. A month later, the FLA launched an independent investigation into working conditions at Foxconn plants in China, where many Apple products are manufactured. Now, the investigation is complete, and the FLA found that indeed, there...

Hold the Phone: Dell Not Out of the U.S. Smartphone Biz After All

Hold the Phone: Dell Not Out of the U.S. Smartphone Biz After All

Dell’s track record with the stateside smartphone market isn’t the greatest; after the Aero and Streak 5 flamed out, Dell gave it another shot with the Venue and Venue Pro, which are now apparently being discontinued in the U.S. The killing off of the Venue phones coupled with the company’s continuing shift into the IT solutions...

Opera Releases Opera Mini 7 Browser For Android

Opera Releases Opera Mini 7 Browser For Android

In the wide, wild world of Android, if the stock Web browser isn't doing anything for you, there's always alternates. And now, there's another. Opera has just released Opera Mini 7 for Android, in its final version no less. What's new? Well, browsing is faster thanks to improved hardware acceleration, and there's also as many Speed Dial buttons...

Amazon Brings New Sharing And Updates To Kindle Fire

Amazon Brings New Sharing And Updates To Kindle Fire

Amazon's Kindle Fire is selling for a fire-sale rate in refurbished form, and those looking to grab one (or who already own one) will certainly appreciate the latest touches added by the newest software update. v6.3 adds a new sharing feature that allows users to easily share favorite passages and notes from their books directly from Kindle...

PlayStation 4 Reportedly Codenamed Orbis, Will Feature AMD Hardware, Lock Out Used Games

PlayStation 4 Reportedly Codenamed Orbis, Will Feature AMD Hardware, Lock Out Used Games

Rumors about next-generation consoles like the Xbox 720 (codenamed Durango) and the PlayStation 4 have been milling about for several months, but the Sony side of the equation has just gotten a significant update. New information suggests that the PS4 is codenamed Orbis, will be built around an AMD x86-64 CPU and GPU, and will require all...

Google Maps For Android Gets A New Look

Google Maps For Android Gets A New Look

Google updated Google Maps for Android to version 6.5. With this update, you'll see a redesigned Navigation home screen on Android 4.0+ devices. For devices that have a high pixel density screen such as the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II, Droid Razr and others, Google is now offering higher resolution map tiles which means you'll enjoy a crisper,...

Struggling Best Buy Aims to Cut $800 Million in Costs by Closing 50 Retail Stores

Struggling Best Buy Aims to Cut $800 Million in Costs by Closing 50 Retail Stores

For you nostalgic types out there, you may want to head over to your local Best Buy electronics store and take a stroll through nerd nirvana, it could end up being the last time you do so. In reporting its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results, the mega electronics chain outlined a new transformation strategy that includes the...

PNY Expands XLR8 Lineup With New Memory Kits

PNY Expands XLR8 Lineup With New Memory Kits

PNY expanded its lineup of XLR8 PC Memory by adding new 2133MHz and 1866MHz kits. The 2133MHz DDR3 CAS 10 desktop memory kit is available in 8GB (2 x 4GB) dual channel and 16GB (4 x 4GB) quad channel versions with 9-12-11-27 timings. The 2133MHz DDR3 memory kits feature custom red aluminum heat spreaders designed with fins.  PNY...

Raidmax Rolls Out Funktastic Raptor Gaming Case with Blood Red Underbelly

Raidmax Rolls Out Funktastic Raptor Gaming Case with Blood Red Underbelly

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and one look is all it takes to decide if the new Raptor PC chassis from Raidmax is ugly as sin or one of the coolest designs you've ever seen. There isn't much middle ground here -- it's wild, it's funky, it's attention getting, and according to Raidmax, it was inspired by luxurious themes. We're...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron Laptop, Alienware 3D LCD, Galaxy Nexus and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron Laptop, Alienware 3D LCD, Galaxy Nexus and More

The HOT deals continue to roll in, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have a monster deal on a Dell Core i5-based notebook with a 1TB HD, a 24” Dell LED-backlit LCD with Soundbar, an Alienware 23” 3D 120Hz LCD, a refurbished Kindle Fire tablet, and finally an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone......

BitFenix Cases to Get the USB 3.0 Treatment

BitFenix Cases to Get the USB 3.0 Treatment

It’s something you bump into all the time: You’ll be testing out a nice case only to find that the front I/O panel has just USB 2.0 ports, with no USB 3.0 to be found. It seems like a smallish detail until you plug in a USB 3.0 device and find you’re limited to USB 2.0 performance. BitFenix gets it and is upgrading more of...

iBUYPOWER Erebus GT Gaming System Review

iBUYPOWER Erebus GT Gaming System Review

With the Erebus GT, iBUYPOWER set out to make a slightly smaller and less expensive line of systems to complement its Erebus custom gaming series, which is now renamed the Erebus XL series. There are actually three Erebus GTs in the new line, with configurations based on the AMD FX platform starting as low as $899, but the one iBUYPOWER sent...

If You're Quick, You Can Snag a Refurbished Kindle Fire from Amazon for $139

If You're Quick, You Can Snag a Refurbished Kindle Fire from Amazon for $139

If you haven't already succumbed to the dark side and picked up an iPad, there's an awesome deal to be had on the Android side of the tracks. For today only (and there's less than 10 hours remaining on this), Amazon is selling refurbished Kindle Fire tablets for $139 with free shipping. That's $60 off the cost of a new Kindle Fire, and while...

Verizon’s Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Coming April 12th

Verizon’s Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Coming April 12th

Verizon has been impressively aggressive in rolling out 4G LTE networks all over the country, and part of the benefit of doing so is that the wireless provider can offer products like the Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot (MiFi 4620), which will be available at Verizon Wireless and Best Buy stores starting on April 12th. The MiFi 4620...

Clarion Mirage: An Android-Based In-Car NAV / Entertainment System

Clarion Mirage: An Android-Based In-Car NAV / Entertainment System

One thing that has baffled technophiles for years is this: if car navigation systems are so expensive as factory options, why aren't they any good? Even simple Android phones can provide superior turn-by-turn directions, but the general idea is that Android in a car opens up far too many ways for drivers to distract themselves. Perhaps that...

Epson Reveals World's First Android-Based Wearable Display

Epson Reveals World's First Android-Based Wearable Display

What if Android were everywhere? It also is. It's in car, on tablets, on phones, and now, even in glasses. Epson has just launched the Moverio BT-100 See-Through Display, which is based on Google's mobile OS. It's called the world's first Android-based see-through wearable display, and it uses micro-projection technology and an Android-powered...

Nokia Reportedly Working on Two Low-End MeeGo Phones

Nokia Reportedly Working on Two Low-End MeeGo Phones

Hey, remember MeeGo, that mobile OS that everybody loved but Nokia effectively killed off when it went all in with the Windows Phone platform? The mobile OS that got splintered into Tizen, which is now a pet project of Intel and Samsung? Well, it looks like it’s back, apparently. According to a report from NetbookNews, Nokia is planning...

Hot Deals of the Day: Alienware m11x, External Drives, Sharp HDTV

Hot Deals of the Day: Alienware m11x, External Drives, Sharp HDTV

The HOT deals continue to roll in. Our friends at LogicBuy just sent over a fresh batch of deal from the far corners of the web. On the menu this final hump-day in March, we have the Alienware m11x gaming notebook, an external hard drive from Buffalo, a 128GB Lexar flash drive, and a Sharp Aquos LED Edge-lit 120Hz HDTV... 11.6" Alienware M11x...

Sprint CFO Says Carrier Could Get 4G LTE iPhone, If Apple Makes One

Sprint CFO Says Carrier Could Get 4G LTE iPhone, If Apple Makes One

Assuming Apple makes a 4G LTE-equipped iPhone at some point in the future, Sprint is open to selling such a device. At an investor conference, Sprint's Chief Financial Officer Joe Euteneuer indicated Sprint is free to offer an iPhone with LTE technology though he declined to say if Apple actually had such a phone planned. Euteneuer also indicated...

Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy Notes

Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy Notes

Samsung has a goal of selling 10 million Galaxy Note devices by the end of this year. It's only March, and the manufacturer is already half way to reaching that goal. Near the end of February, Samsung confirmed that it had sold more than 2 million Galaxy Notes worldwide. Just one month later, Samsung claims sales have reached 5 million units....

Avira Launches Free Antivirus Software for Mac Platform

Avira Launches Free Antivirus Software for Mac Platform

Contrary to what some Mac fanatics might tell you, their platform of choice isn't inherently immune to viruses, spyware, and other forms of malware. Malicious software certainly isn't anywhere near as prominent on Macs as they are in Windows, but like Bob Dylan said, the times, they are a changin'. Thanks in no small part to the wildly popular...

Flat Panel TV Shipments Expected to Fall in the U.S. for the First Time Ever

Flat Panel TV Shipments Expected to Fall in the U.S. for the First Time Ever

Ever since the flat panel TV segment came into existence, it's experienced growth on an annual basis, and that includes when the recession in 2008 hit an all time high. But just like the Boston Celtics reeling off 8 consecutive NBA championships in a row from 1959-1966, all good runs eventually come to an end, and so it looks to be that way...

ICS on the Cheap: Coby Begins Releasing Low-Cost Tablets

ICS on the Cheap: Coby Begins Releasing Low-Cost Tablets

Coby isn’t exactly a household electronics name, but the company is churning out low-cost products at a fairly good clip. Two of the tablets the company demoed at CES, the Coby Kyros MID7042 and MID9742, are shipping now, with four more to follow soon at different screen sizes. These tablets are definitely what you would consider inexpensive,...

LG's 4G LTE-Enabled Lucid Smartphone Coming To Verizon Wireless

LG's 4G LTE-Enabled Lucid Smartphone Coming To Verizon Wireless

Another new smartphone on Verizon Wireless? Yep, and this time it's LG doing the honors. The company has just released the Lucid, a 4G LTE Android smartphone that'll be available starting March 29 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com. It's sporting a 4" touch panel (Gorilla Glass-infused), Android...

HBO Go Comes To Xbox 360

HBO Go Comes To Xbox 360

HBO GO, as rumored, has now launched on Xbox. The service officially launched this week on Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE, the online entertainment service for Xbox 360. With HBO GO on Xbox, consumers will be able to instantly access more than 1,400 titles, including every episode of every season of the best HBO shows – streamed to their...

Maingear Arms Titan 17 Desktop Replacement with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M GPU

Maingear Arms Titan 17 Desktop Replacement with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M GPU

Desktop replacement systems aren't for everyone. They're typically, big, heavy, and comparatively short on battery life, making them the polar opposites of Ultrabooks and other thin and light systems that last for hours on end. So why would anyone want one? For the sheer power, of course! Desktop replacement systems are big and bulky because...

EVGA Announces Superclocked Versions of the GTX 680

EVGA Announces Superclocked Versions of the GTX 680

The usual suspects rolled out their own branded versions of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 graphics card last week, including EVGA. Today, EVGA announced a pair of overclocked graphics cards that take the performance afforded by the GTX 680 a step further. The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked boasts a boost clock of 1113MHz, base clock of...

Leak Suggests T-Mobile Could Raise Data Prices

Leak Suggests T-Mobile Could Raise Data Prices

According to a leaked memo obtained by TmoNews, T-Mobile may be planning to increase the price on its 5GB and 10GB Promotional Bundles data plans. The increase could happen as early as next week, so if you've been thinking about becoming a T-Mobile customer, now might be the time to act. Based on the leaked information, "T-Mobile will increase...

Gigabyte Wants You to Know That Its On/Off Charge Technology Supports New iPad

Gigabyte Wants You to Know That Its On/Off Charge Technology Supports New iPad

Sometimes it’s the little things that make your life easier, and that’s what Gigabyte has been aiming for with its On/Off Charge technology. Simply put, On/Off Charge is a utility on Gigabyte motherboards that enables fast charging of iOS devices, even when the system is sleeping or even turned off. With the new third-generation...

Lenovo Introduces Business-Friendly App Store

Lenovo Introduces Business-Friendly App Store

Lenovo launched a new mobile app store that is designed with businesses in mind. The new Lenovo Enterprise App Shop makes it possible for companies to create their own customized App Shops and helps IT managers overcome some of the security risks and hassles that come with managing mobile devices. With the Lenovo Enterprise App Shop, IT managers...

Rumor: Google Drive May Finally Arrive in Early April

Rumor: Google Drive May Finally Arrive in Early April

Google’s long-awaited and oft-rumored cloud storage service may actually almost be here, finally. GigaOM’s Om Malik cited “well-placed sources familiar with” Google’s plans that say Drive (or “GDrive”, or whatever it’ll be called) is coming in the first week of April. If you’re keeping...

AMD FirePro V3900: Pro Performance, Bargain Price

AMD FirePro V3900: Pro Performance, Bargain Price

The FirePro V3900 is AMD's latest budget solution for the professional graphics market. We covered the card's launch last month. It's a formidable step up from the V3800 it replaces. Budget card launches may lack some of the excitement of high-end product debuts, but lower-end cards like the V3900 account for a significant percentage of AMD's...

Intel's Market Share Soars to 10-Year High, IHS iSuppli Says

Intel's Market Share Soars to 10-Year High, IHS iSuppli Says

Slumping PC sales and a struggling economy have done nothing to stifle Intel's swagger, and in fact the Santa Clara chip maker is sitting pretty with its highest annual market share in more than a decade, according to data compiled by IHS iSuppli.The leading chip maker grew its overall semiconductor market share from 13.1 percent in 2010 to...

Hot Deals of the Day: HP Pavilion Elite and Omni AIO, Dell 24" LCD and More

Hot Deals of the Day: HP Pavilion Elite and Omni AIO, Dell 24" LCD and More

Our friends at LogicBuy continue to scour the web for some of the hottest tech deals available. On the menu this fine Tuesday morning, we’ve got an HP Pavilion Elite Phoenix h9se Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E based system, a 27” HP Omni all-in-one PC, a 24” Dell LED-backlit monitor, a Dell Adventure 17" Messenger Bag, and...

iOS Favorite 'Temple Run' Races Over to Android

iOS Favorite 'Temple Run' Races Over to Android

For those of you who haven't experienced the awesome addiction of Temple Run, it's clear you don't own an Apple device. You've been missing out on one of those rare games that's utterly simple to play but constantly has you promising yourself, "Okay, I'll give it just one more shot," which quickly turns into a dozen more tries and another...

NZXT Takes a Paint Brush to Phantom 410 Enclosure, Now Available in Four New Colors

NZXT Takes a Paint Brush to Phantom 410 Enclosure, Now Available in Four New Colors

If you're a fan of NZXT's Phantom 410 mid-tower chassis but not the available colors, which up to this point included black, white, red, and pink, you'll be happy to know NZXT listened to "feedback from the PC enthusiast community" and is now offering the case in four additional colors, including a sleek Gunmetal black with a gunmetal interior...

AT&T Getting Windows Phone-Infused HTC Titan II In April

AT&T Getting Windows Phone-Infused HTC Titan II In April

One Windows Phone not enough for one week? Here's another. While AT&T recently announced that the Lumia 900 would soon be coming to store shelves (April 8th, in fact), HTC fans will be able to clamp down on a WP7 handset of their own on the same day. The HTC Titan II will add yet another Microsoft-infused phone to AT&T's shelves in...

HTC Sinks Teeth Into SyncTV, Expands Yet Again

HTC Sinks Teeth Into SyncTV, Expands Yet Again

HTC may best be known as a smartphone maker, but recently, they've been branching out in a major way. Just days after rumors flared that HTC had purchased MOG, the music streaming service, in comes official news that the Taiwan-based company has partnered with Intertrust. It's part of a strategic initiative to improve the robustness, privacy...

NEC and Tokyo Institute of Technology Demo Tactile Touchscreen Concept

NEC and Tokyo Institute of Technology Demo Tactile Touchscreen Concept

Haptics is one of the next big advances for touchscreen technology, and while there are always new ideas for tactile technology coming down the pike, the field is still wide open to innovation. NEC and the Tokyo Institute of Technology partnered up on an interesting concept that utilizes directional force to shift the whole touchscreen to...

Hot Deals of the Day: HP ENVY 17 3D, Dell LCD, Nook Tablet and More

Hot Deals of the Day: HP ENVY 17 3D, Dell LCD, Nook Tablet and More

Time to kick of a new week, with a fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all this Monday morning, we have an HP ENVY 17 3D laptop bundle, a 20” Dell LED-backlit LCD monitor, an 8GB B&N Nook Color, an HP LaserJet Pro 100 color multifunction printer, and an 8GB Sony Walkman S-series... 17.3"...

Confirmed: Nokia's Lumia 900 to Land at AT&T on April 8 for $100

Confirmed: Nokia's Lumia 900 to Land at AT&T on April 8 for $100

AT&T today announced plans to exclusively carry Nokia's upcoming Lumia 900 smartphone starting on April 8, 2012 (exactly two weeks from today). The Lumia 900 is one of the first two 4G LTE Windows Phones in the world, and it will sell for just $100 with a two-year service agreement and qualifying data plan. "AT&T and Nokia’s...

Research Expects 4G LTE Phone Shipments To Grow Tenfold In 2012

Research Expects 4G LTE Phone Shipments To Grow Tenfold In 2012

It's no secret that 4G LTE smartphones are unbelievably popular right now. Of course, who wouldn't want a phone that can surf the web at drastically faster speeds than with previous technologies? New research from Strategy Analytics expects 4G technology to have a breakout year in 2012. In fact, the research firm expects global LTE phone shipments...

Angry Birds Space Tops 10 Million Downloads in 72 Hours

Angry Birds Space Tops 10 Million Downloads in 72 Hours

Those Angry Birds everyone likes to fling at thieving pigs and shoddy structures have only been in space for three days, and in that time have already amassed more than 10 million downloads, Rovio announced on Twitter this morning. Angry Birds Space is latest title in the popular franchise, and it's gotten off to a far faster start than Angry...

Will the Arrival of Kepler Kick Off a Price War?

Will the Arrival of Kepler Kick Off a Price War?

The arrival of Kepler was a double-win for consumers. First, NVIDIA's highly anticipated GeForce GTX 680 graphics card upped the pixel pushing performance ante and took pole position as the fastest single-GPU card on the planet, pulling ahead of AMD's Radeon HD 7970 videocard in almost every situation (check out our review here). And secondly,...

Wing Commander: Darkest Dawn, Fan-Made Goodness

Wing Commander: Darkest Dawn, Fan-Made Goodness

Last week, we previewed the launch of Wing Commander Saga: Darkest Dawn, the fan-built companion to Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger that's been in the making for the past ten years. We were excited for its launch. But now that the game is available, how'd the team do? Let us illustrate it thusly. The game dropped on Thursday, we started...

Digital Storm Outs Cooling Monster Called “Aventum”

Digital Storm Outs Cooling Monster Called “Aventum”

We like to play with custom systems around here, and the latest from Digital Storm looks to be a real gem. The Aventum is the result of diligent research on the part of Digital Storm, as the company has gone back to the drawing board regarding every part of the system, from the chassis design to proprietary software to its new Cryo-TEC cooling...

Android 5.0 ("Jelly Bean") Expected On Devices In Q3 2012

Android 5.0 ("Jelly Bean") Expected On Devices In Q3 2012

Google I/O is coming up in June, and there's no doubt that the company will use this to speak on their next-generation operating system. Android 4.0 is still rolling out to devices, so who knows how Android 5.0 is going to play into things. But according to reports, 5.0 won't even start hitting the earliest of devices until Q3 2012. That still...

Google Voice Updated For Andoird 4.0+, Brings Improved Visual Voicemail

Google Voice Updated For Andoird 4.0+, Brings Improved Visual Voicemail

The vast majority of Android devices still aren't seeing their Ice Cream Sandwich update, but those that have it can now look forward to a new edition of Google Voice that better integrates visual voicemail. The feature has been supported since 2009, enabling users to see all your voicemails with text transcripts, and play them on-demand....

Nvidia's CEO Bafflingly Suggests Intel Should Fab SoC's For ARM Industry

Nvidia's CEO Bafflingly Suggests Intel Should Fab SoC's For ARM Industry

Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia's CEO, is a canny and intelligent leader who has capably helmed the company through both rough patches and successes, not least of which is the recently launched GTX 680. He's known for strong opinions, but not crazy, off-the-wall statements, which is why his recent remarks regarding Intel are so surprising. Speaking...

Want to be the First to get Instagram for Android? Now’s Your Chance

Want to be the First to get Instagram for Android? Now’s Your Chance

Hoping you can say you were using Instagram for Android before it was mainstream (even though it’s already been on iOS for a good long while)? Great news: You can now sign up to for an email notification from Instagram when the app is ready and apparently secure your spot at the front of the line. At instagr.am/android, there’s...

AMD Seals the Deal on $334 Million SeaMicro Acquisition

AMD Seals the Deal on $334 Million SeaMicro Acquisition

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) kicked off the weekend by wrapping up its acquisition of server startup SeaMicro for a cool $334 million. It didn't take long to draw up the paperwork and work through the legalities of the more than quarter-of-a-billion dollar buyout, which was first announced less than four weeks ago. "Our unique fabric technology...

XBMC Eden Finally Ready for Prime Time

XBMC Eden Finally Ready for Prime Time

After being development for over a year, XBMC version 11, otherwise known as 'Eden', is finally available to download as a stable release. Eden represents several milestones for the popular open source media player and entertainment hub, including Addon Rollbacks, big improvements to the default Confluence skin, speed increases, a better library,...

Put Android 4.0 On Your Nokia N9: Here's How

Put Android 4.0 On Your Nokia N9: Here's How

Did you know that it's now possible to run Android 4.0 on your Nokia N9? It's true. While the N9 and the Lumia 800 use the same amazing Nokia hardware, neither of those runs Android. Nokia made a decision long ago to use MeeGo on their last great in-house smartphone (the N9), while shifting to Windows Phone shortly after on the Lumia 800....

MOG Launches Windows App, Brings Music Streaming To The Masses

MOG Launches Windows App, Brings Music Streaming To The Masses

You've probably heard of iTunes, Rdio, Spotify and maybe even Rhapsody. But have you heard of MOG? You will soon enough. MOG was recently purchased by Beats Audio, and given Beats' link to HTC, we wouldn't be surprised to see MOG become a staple of HTC's Sense overlay. But estimations aside, one of the major reasons that MOG has seen minimal...

Streaming Video Will Finally Surpass DVDs as Most Popular Movie Viewing Medium in 2012

Streaming Video Will Finally Surpass DVDs as Most Popular Movie Viewing Medium in 2012

Give it another couple of generations and America's young folk will think of DVDs the way the current generation thinks of VHS. DVDs are a dead format in the making, and they've already begun their march down death row. Find that hard to believe? Consider this -- according to IHS Screen Digest, in 2012 Americans will pay to consume 3.4 billion...

Upgraded TiVo Premier Launching Tomorrow

Upgraded TiVo Premier Launching Tomorrow

The DVR is the best thing to happen to television since the advent of color, and TiVo quickly became the proprietary eponym (or genericized trademark, or synecdoche, or whatever you want to call it) for the technology. Tomorrow, TiVo is launching a new 500GB version of its TiVo Premiere product that will hold 75 hours of HD programming, can...

ADATA Launches New Line of DDR3L ECC Memory for Micro Servers

ADATA Launches New Line of DDR3L ECC Memory for Micro Servers

With an eye towards micro server applications and enterprise cloud computing solutions, ADATA rolled out a brand new line of DDR3L ECC SO-DIMM memory modules featuring low voltage, large densities, and rapid processing capabilities.. There are 1333MHz and 1600MHz kits available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, each of which requires 1.35V, according...

G-Shot HD575T Optical Camcorder by Genius is Brilliantly Slim

G-Shot HD575T Optical Camcorder by Genius is Brilliantly Slim

The smart folks at Genius recently kicked off their foray into the camcorder business with the launch of the G-Shot HD575T. The G-Shot is a hybrid high-definition touchscreen optical camcorder with "one of the slimmest" profiles around, the company claims, but despite its comparatively thin stature, it's capable of shooting Full HD 1080p video...

Apple's New iPad Ships To Even More Countries

Apple's New iPad Ships To Even More Countries

Apple managed to sell three million iPad units in the opening weekend, and that was only in a handful of countries. Now, the flood gates are really opening up. The new iPad will hit stores starting on the 23rd in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,...

Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace: Now Home To 70,000 Apps

Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace: Now Home To 70,000 Apps

70,000. On one hand, it's a nice round number, but on the other, it's not the nicest of round numbers. No matter; Windows Phone can now lay claim to a whopping 70,000 apps. While Google Play (formerly known as the Android Market) and the App Store both have many, many more than that, this is still a notable milestone for Microsoft. Being third...

Facebook Frowns Upon Giving Login Credentials to Employers

Facebook Frowns Upon Giving Login Credentials to Employers

A disturbing stream of reports have been circulating concerning employers demanding the Facebook passwords of potential employees before hiring them. Aside from the fact that such a demand is a gross breach of privacy and frankly opens those employers up to legal liability for all sorts of reasons, it’s just a crappy thing to do. The...

Mobile Gaming Occurs Mostly at Home and Frequently in Bed, Says Survey

Mobile Gaming Occurs Mostly at Home and Frequently in Bed, Says Survey

Telling your friends that you’ve “been having a lot of fun in the bedroom” no longer carries that special connotation; according to a recent survey by MocoSpace, 53% of mobile gamers opt to play in bed more often than any other room in the house. Even more notable (though slightly less entertaining as a news post lead-in)...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Laptop Bundle, Color Laser, a Mitsubishi HDTV and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Laptop Bundle, Color Laser, a Mitsubishi HDTV and More

Talk about a fast week! We had so much going on around here, this week flew by faster than a frame of L4D2 on a GeForce GTX 680! Before we ring in the weekend though, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today, we have a Dell laptop, docking station, and LCD bundle, a Panasonic...

HTC Vivid From AT&T Gets Android 4.0 Update, Additional ICS Updates Coming

HTC Vivid From AT&T Gets Android 4.0 Update, Additional ICS Updates Coming

AT&T is the first US carrier to bring the latest version of Android to one of its smartphones via an update. An update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is now available for the HTC Vivid smartphone. In addition to all of the new features you'll get with Ice Cream Sandwich, the update also comes with Beats by Dr. Dre Audio and an updated...

Need Tech Support? Call Sprint

Need Tech Support? Call Sprint

Sprint announced a new tech support service that is designed to bring 24/7 IT support to small businesses so they can have the same "quality IT help as their big business brethren." Sprint's IT Helpdesk can help troubleshoot and resolve issues with small businesses’ computers, PDAs and peripherals on both Sprint and non-Sprint devices....

Commodore Amiga Mini PC Surfaces: Mighty Powerful SFF Box

Commodore Amiga Mini PC Surfaces: Mighty Powerful SFF Box

Commodore. Remember that name? It's a big one in the world of retro gaming, but perhaps not as big as the Amiga brand. Both are coming back into the limelight this week with the introduction of the Commodore Amiga Mini PC, a Core i7-powered small-form-factor box that is sure to tickle the fancy of gamers who remember what it was like to rely...

Angry Birds Space Launches Across Multiple Platforms

Angry Birds Space Launches Across Multiple Platforms

It's hard to overstate just how huge Angry Birds is as a franchise. Everything from games to clothes to toys -- the brand is enormous, and it's getting bigger. In fact, when the world has been dominated, there's really only one place to head: space. This week, Angry Birds Space has been released, representing the first integrated product launch...

Kepler-Based Product News Roundup

Kepler-Based Product News Roundup

Happy Kepler Day, Internet! If you haven’t read our reviews on the new Kepler-based GeForce GTX 680 and the Acer Timeline Ultra M3 running the GeForce GT 640M (yeah, desktop and mobile versions released at the same time), go ahead and do that now. We’ll wait. Ok, welcome back. Now that you know what the new Kepler architecture...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is U.S. Cellular’s First 4G LTE Device

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is U.S. Cellular’s First 4G LTE Device

Bully for U.S. Cellular; the mobile service provider announced today that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now available in its stores. The tablet is the first of U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE offerings and will run you $499 (after a $100 mail-in rebate). If you’re in one of U.S. Cellular’s 4G markets and are thinking of grabbing...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Review: Kepler Debuts

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Review: Kepler Debuts

We’ve been hearing about NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture since about September 2010. It was back at that years’ NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, that company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang first publically disclosed that Kepler would offer massive performance per watt improvements over Fermi and previous-gen architectures and that GPUs...

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M: Kepler Goes Mobile with Acer

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M: Kepler Goes Mobile with Acer

Typically mobile graphics launches trail their desktop counterparts by a few months, as major GPU players like NVIDIA and AMD wring out power consumption and performance from their architectures in order to accommodate the tighter thermal and power budgets of notebook form factors. However, NVIDIA has obviously been refining their new Kepler...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Optiplex, Planar and Dell LCDs, and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Optiplex, Planar and Dell LCDs, and More

We’re rapidly approaching the end of another busy week around here, but despite the looming weekend, our friends at LogicBuy are still feverishly scrounging up HOT tech deals from across the web. On today’s list, we have a Dell laptop, a Core i5-based Dell OptiPlex 390, a 27” Planar LCD monitor, a 21.5” IPS multi-touch...

Super Talent's Latest Solid State Drive Hitches a Ride with PCI Express

Super Talent's Latest Solid State Drive Hitches a Ride with PCI Express

Super Talent this week unveiled a new extreme solid state drive (SSD) solution that skips SATA III in favor of PCI Express. It's the new RAIDDrive upStream, a new type of SSD designed to take advantage of the greater bandwidth PCIe affords with up to 1GB/s of read performance and up to 900MB/s of write performance, compared to 550MB/s for...

Should the iPhone 5 Sport a Bigger Touchscreen?

Should the iPhone 5 Sport a Bigger Touchscreen?

When it comes to the iPhone, Apple doesn't prescribe to the philosophy that bigger is better, unlike Android devices, which keep growing and growing (Galaxy Note, anyone?). Instead of launching the iPhone 5 that everyone was expecting, Apple came out with the iPhone 4S and it shipped with the exact same measurements as the iPhone 4 (2.3 inches...

Maingear Ready to Rock with GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card, You Down to Roll?

Maingear Ready to Rock with GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card, You Down to Roll?

There's no question Maingear knows how to put together a high-octane gaming system, and if you need proof, check out our recent review of the company's fully loaded SHIFT Super Stock X79. Technology moves fast though, and luckily so does Maingear, which has already begun incorporating NVIDIA's brand spanking new GeForce GTX 680 (aka, Kepler)...

Acer Reveals Iconia Tab A510 With Quad-core Tegra 3 Processor

Acer Reveals Iconia Tab A510 With Quad-core Tegra 3 Processor

Acer took the wraps off of its first Tegra 3 Quad core processor-based tablet. The all new Acer Iconia Tab A510 promises a battery life of up to 12 hours of video playback with its 9800mAh battery. This 10.1-inch tablet features Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and has a WXGA (1280 x 800 resolution) HD display. Other key specs include 1GB...

Nokia Refreshes Drive, Maps And Transport Apps For Lumia Handsets

Nokia Refreshes Drive, Maps And Transport Apps For Lumia Handsets

Nokia's Lumia line has already proven to be a spearhead for Windows Phone, and it's clear that Microsoft is seriously winning from the partnership. Lumia users only have a few handsets to choose from at the moment, but Nokia is making that handful look even more attractive with three powerful (and exclusive) app updates. Available only to...

Broadcom Acquiring BroadLight Fiber Access Provider

Broadcom Acquiring BroadLight Fiber Access Provider

The world could certainly use all the fiber we can get, and it looks like Broadcom is lining up to be yet another company that sets the stage for the next major push in broadband expansion. It just announced intentions to acquire BroadLight, a Delaware-based company that provides highly integrated networking and fiber access PON (Passive Optical...

First Windows Phone Launches in China, HTC First Handset Maker to the Party

First Windows Phone Launches in China, HTC First Handset Maker to the Party

On the Windows Phone blog, Michael Stroh announced that devices running Windows Phone have officially landed in China, a landmark moment for the platform that has thus far lagged far behind stateside juggernauts iOS and Android. The first device bearing the mobile platform will be the HTC Eternity, which may just be a rebranded HTC Titan....

GridIron Systems Announces 1 million IOPS Performance With MLC Flash

GridIron Systems Announces 1 million IOPS Performance With MLC Flash

GridIron Systems announced that it has hit a performance milestone with MLC flash technology: 1 million IOPS (inputs/outputs per second). The company is touting the breakthrough as a way for data centers to dramatically reduce hardware footprints and improve performance, as MLC flash is relatively inexpensive but increasingly has decent capacity...

Hot Deals of the Day: Samsung SSD, MacBook Pro, Logitech Speakers and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Samsung SSD, MacBook Pro, Logitech Speakers and More

The HOT deals continue to keep rolling in. Our friends at LogicBuy just sent over a healthy serving of the good stuff, complete with deals on a Samsung 128GB 830 series solid state drive, a Logitech Z515 wireless speaker system, a Sound Blaster Tactic360 gaming headset, and finally a 15.4” Apple MacBook Pro, with a Core i7 processor...

HTC And Sprint Tease "Latest Collaboration," Could It Be The One X?

HTC And Sprint Tease "Latest Collaboration," Could It Be The One X?

Sprint and HTC are sending out invites to an April 4 event where attendees will experience the "latest collaboration" between the companies. Both Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and HTC President Jason Mackenzie will be there, so you can assume it's going to be a big deal. Previously, we heard Sprint was getting the HTC One X, also referred to as the...

Antec Rolls Out High Current Pro 1000 Platinum Power Supply

Antec Rolls Out High Current Pro 1000 Platinum Power Supply

Remember when a 350W power supply would get the job done? In some builds, a modest amount of wattage is all you need, but today's high-end systems demand much, much more. Hence why there are so many beefy power supplies on the market, like Antec's newly minted High Current Pro 1000 Platinum PSU with 80 Plus Platinum certification. It's actually...

HP Reorganizes, Combines Printers And PCs

HP Reorganizes, Combines Printers And PCs

Yesterday, we told you about HP's expected plans to combine the Personal Systems Group (PSG), which includes consumer PC sales, and the Image and Printing Group (IPG). Now, HP has made this combination official. In an announcement this morning, HP announced an organizational realignment which will combine HP’s Imaging and Printing Group...

AMD Whips Up Two New FX Processors

AMD Whips Up Two New FX Processors

While power users sit in patient anticipation of Intel's Ivy Bridge platform, which seems like it's taking forever to launch, AMD just keeps doing its thing. AMD's "thing," of course, is competing on the bang-for-buck front, and towards that end, the Sunnyvale chip maker is reportedly getting ready to launch a couple of new FX Series processors....

Feeling the Pinch from Amazon, Walmart is Willing to Let Cash Customers Shop Online

Feeling the Pinch from Amazon, Walmart is Willing to Let Cash Customers Shop Online

For various reasons, not everyone owns a credit card or a debit card with a Mastercard or Visa logo on it. Perhaps you don't care for the concept of buying on credit, or maybe your credit rating is jacked and you either can't quality for a credit card, or can only quality for a high-interest rate card with an annual fee. Whatever the case,...

AMD Launches New Opteron 3200 CPU Series

AMD Launches New Opteron 3200 CPU Series

New silicon? Yep, AMD's got it. The company this week announced the new Opteron 3200 Series CPU family, a revised outlay of chips that are sure to be useful for enterprise and cloud-based applications. AMD claims that it offers 38% better price performance and up to 19% less power per core than the competition, and that folks running rack...

HP To Announce Major Reorganization, Will Combine Printers, PCs

HP To Announce Major Reorganization, Will Combine Printers, PCs

HP CEO Meg Whitman is expected to announce a major shift in its business structure today. Henceforth, the Personal Systems Group (PSG), which includes consumer PC sales, and the Image and Printing Group (IPG) will be combined into a single business structure. The move is a curious one, given that it combines what's typically been one of HP's...

WiFi Roaming to Help Bridge Gap Between Mobile Broadband and WiFi

WiFi Roaming to Help Bridge Gap Between Mobile Broadband and WiFi

You know it’s frustrating: We have two tremendous technologies in WiFi and mobile broadband that let us connect to the Internet, yet getting the two to work seamlessly together has been a bit if a headache to this point in time. Further adding to the consternation over the whole thing is that an automatic handoff between a mobile broadband...

Samsung Reducing Reliance on Qualcomm With its Own Processors

Samsung Reducing Reliance on Qualcomm With its Own Processors

Despite many Samsung devices packing Qualcomm processors, Samsung’s own Exynos line of chips underpin a few of its products, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It appears now that Samsung is betting on itself by using more (and better) Exynos processors at the expense of Qualcomm’s offerings. The Korea Times reports that...

Smartphone Sucking Power? Blame the Ads

Smartphone Sucking Power? Blame the Ads

A joint study between Microsoft Research and Purdue University has taken a look at how smartphone applications handle power consumption and come to some damning conclusions where energy efficiency is concerned. This is an issue that's become more important as smartphone specs have skyrocketed without a similar increase in battery life. The...

WD Introduces Next-Gen My Passport With Up To 2TB Of Storage

WD Introduces Next-Gen My Passport With Up To 2TB Of Storage

Western Digital announced the next generation of its My Passport line of portable hard drives, complete with a new enclosure design and up to 2TB in capacity. The new My Passport is now available in five colors with capacities starting at 500GB. The new drives come with WD SmartWare automatic backup software and WD Security for password...

A No Holds Barred Evaluation of the New iPad

A No Holds Barred Evaluation of the New iPad

Apple called its first iPad tablet "magical," as if owning one would turn flatulence into a flowery fragrance and unlock the mystery of double complete rainbows. Instead it entranced millions of people into buying one, even though it lacked basic amenities like expandable storage, built-in cameras, and Flash support (back when people still...

Hot Deals of the Day: HP Notebook, Dell LCDs, Logitech Speakers and More

Hot Deals of the Day: HP Notebook, Dell LCDs, Logitech Speakers and More

We’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all on this fine Tuesday morning, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have an AMD A-Series APU based HP dv6 notebook, a dual-Dell LCD monitor bundle, a Logitech 5.1 channel speaker system, an external drive from Lenovo, and an HP multi-function printer... 15.6"...

Futuremark Tosses Wet Blanket Over New iPad's Browsing Performance

Futuremark Tosses Wet Blanket Over New iPad's Browsing Performance

Apple's mighty proud of its new A5X processor that powers its third generation iPad device, and with a four-core graphics engine capable of driving a 2048x1536 display, who can blame them? At the same time, you can't help but be a little disappointed that the CPU portion is still a dual-core 1GHz part, the same as found in the iPad 2, which...

Intel Rolls Out New 'Berryville' Atom CE5300 Media Processor

Intel Rolls Out New 'Berryville' Atom CE5300 Media Processor

Intel unveiled its new Atom CE5300 media processor at the IPTV World Forum in London this week. Codenamed "Berryville," the Atom CE5300 part is a System on Chip (SoC) designed to power the next generation of set-top boxes and media gateways, Intel says. Details are fairly light at this point, though we do know it's a 32nm dual-core chip with...

New iPad Sales Surpassed 3 Million Last Weekend, Apple Says

New iPad Sales Surpassed 3 Million Last Weekend, Apple Says

Apple this week announced it sold more than three million new iPad devices since its launch on Friday, March 16 through Monday, March 19, an impressive figure that proves there's still a rabid fan base for these things. The new iPad's big new feature is its Retina display, one of the main points of emphasis along with adding support for 4G...

Microsoft To Ship Windows 8 On PCs / Tablets In October

Microsoft To Ship Windows 8 On PCs / Tablets In October

Windows 8 is quite clearly the next major thing for Microsoft, and a lot is riding on the success of it. Windows 7 tablets were largely a flop, but it's likely because that OS was never really designed to work well in that form factor. Win8, however, is engineered to work specifically in that form factor. The Metro universe is right at home...

Seagate Reaches 1 Terabit Per Square Inch Milestone

Seagate Reaches 1 Terabit Per Square Inch Milestone

Records are made to be broken, and that's exactly what Seagate is doing. The company has become the first hard drive maker to achieve the milestone storage density of 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch, producing a demonstration of the technology that promises to double the storage capacity of today’s hard drives upon its introduction...

Opera TV Sets Eyes On Intel's New CE53000

Opera TV Sets Eyes On Intel's New CE53000

Looking for the next wave of technology to make use of Intel's newest set-top box silicon? Say hello to Opera TV. Today, Opera Software announced that its TV browser with WebGL will run swimmingly on the new Atom Media Processor CE5300. Visitors to the Intel and Opera booths at the IP&TV World Forum in London can see a WebGL demonstration...

Newspapers Are The Major Losers In Content Consumption Shift

Newspapers Are The Major Losers In Content Consumption Shift

Last year, multiple news companies began hopping on the digital subscription bandwagon courtesy of the iPad. The hope was that Apple's 9.7" behemoth would drive a new wave of people to sign up for tablet versions of their favorite news media (paper subscribers were often, but not always, given access to the digital edition for free). After...

Google Fiber Video Coming to KC

Google Fiber Video Coming to KC

Midwest livin’ has never been so good. In addition to a cost of living that would make any east- or west-coaster faint with jealousy, Kansas City was the lucky winner of the Google Fiber sweepstakes. KC was the first city to test out Google’s 1Gbps network, the fastest Internet service available. Google, with its constant Manifest...

FAA Revisiting Policy Governing Electronic Devices on Flights

FAA Revisiting Policy Governing Electronic Devices on Flights

Please, please, please, for the love of all that is good and pure, let this report be true: Nick Bilton wrote on the New York Times Bits blog that an FAA representative told him that the agency is re-evaluating its policy on electronic devices on its flights. Specifically, he wrote: When I called the F.A.A. last week to pester them about this...

Microsoft Puts The Kibosh On Xbox Launch Rumors

Microsoft Puts The Kibosh On Xbox Launch Rumors

There's been a lot of chatter the past few months about what Microsoft's next-generation Xbox might look like, as well as repeated speculation that the device could tip up at the upcoming E3 Exposition. According to the head of Microsoft Corporate Communications, Frank Shaw, the company is flattered by the rumors but has no plans to launch...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell 17" Laptop, Planar LCD, iPod Touch and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell 17" Laptop, Planar LCD, iPod Touch and More

We know Monday’s aren’t exactly popular with most of you, but we’ve got some of the good stuff that will probably brighten your day a bit. Our friends at LogicBuy have sent over a nice healthy serving of HOT deals, fresh from the far reaches of the web. On the menu today we have a 17” Dell laptop, a Sharp LCD HDTV,...

Rumor Suggests The HTC One X Is Coming To Sprint On June 10

Rumor Suggests The HTC One X Is Coming To Sprint On June 10

According to reports from S4GRU, HTC's new flagship phone, the One X, could become one of Sprint's first LTE handsets. Referring to the One X as the HTC Jet, unnamed "internal Sprint" sources have stated the wireless carrier will be getting this LTE-equipped phone on June 10. Of course, this date is still a few months away, but it's interesting...

NetZero Offers Free Mobile Broadband, With Limits

NetZero Offers Free Mobile Broadband, With Limits

Do you remember NetZero, the company that offered free dial-up Internet service years ago? The company recently announced some new 4G mobile broadband plans that operate using Clear's 4G coverage. Of course, there are limits to what you can get for free. NetZero offers five plans from which to choose. The Free plan limits you to 200MB of data....

Razer's 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Gaming Gear Now Available for Preorder

Razer's 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Gaming Gear Now Available for Preorder

In order to charge $250 for a keyboard, it has to be something pretty special. Razer thinks its new Star Wars: The Old Republic themed gaming keyboard qualifies, which is just one of several themed items now up for preorder. The other items include a mouse, headset, and mouse mat, all molded and decked out in an Old Republic theme. So how...

Apple Still Making a Killing on New iPad's Pricier Hardware

Apple Still Making a Killing on New iPad's Pricier Hardware

For those of you who lay awake at night tossing and turning as you try to figure out whether Apple can afford to sell its new iPad models at the same price points as the iPad 2, you can rest easy knowing the Cupertino company is still making a profit on hardware. And a hefty one at that. IHS iSuppli completed its teardown analysis of the new...

Photo Gallery: Retired World of Warcraft Server

Photo Gallery: Retired World of Warcraft Server

Maybe you're addicted to World of Warcraft and spend every free moment immersed in the most popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of all time, wandering through Azeroth doing whatever it is WoW players do. I wouldn't know, but I assume it's a lot of questing and raids. As popular as WoW has become, I've never set virtual...

Asus May Be Helping Google Build a Low Cost Kindle Fire Killer

Asus May Be Helping Google Build a Low Cost Kindle Fire Killer

Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire ranks the second most popular tablet on the planet, a stat that has competing manufacturers considering building smaller, low-cost tablets of their own rather than pouring resources into more expensive full-sized slates. Even Google is reportedly getting in on the action, and according to several online reports,...

GeChic Offers 13.3" Portable Monitor For Extending Smartphone/Tablet Displays

GeChic Offers 13.3" Portable Monitor For Extending Smartphone/Tablet Displays

Portable monitors, huh? Yeah, they've been around, but they've soared in popularity here lately. We actually haven't seen too many of these at the 13.3" level, but GeChic is breaking the mold. It's a fairly massive portable display, boasting a frame that's just 8mm thick and sporting a resolution of 1366x768. It can be powered via a USB port...

Archos Ships 80 G9 Turbo 8" Tablet With Android 4.0

Archos Ships 80 G9 Turbo 8" Tablet With Android 4.0

To date, not too many Android tablets have shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich onboard. Why? Perhaps only Google knows, but there's serious motivation to get cranking on that with Google I/O just a few months away. Archos, a low-cost leader in the space, has just announced that their 80 G9 Turbo slate is now shipping, and yes, Android 4.0 is on...

Wing Commander Soars Again; Fan-Made Sequel Debuts In T-4 Days

Wing Commander Soars Again; Fan-Made Sequel Debuts In T-4 Days

The 1990s were a veritable golden age for space combat gamers, but two series stand out in particular. Star Wars fans had the award-winning X-Wing and TIE Fighter series, while Origin developed the ground-breaking Wing Commander series. Ironically, Mark Hamil starred in the latter, beginning with 1994's Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger...

GeChic’s Portable Monitor for Your Smartphone: Clever, Clunky

GeChic’s Portable Monitor for Your Smartphone: Clever, Clunky

In the big, wide world of technology, there’s always some nichey idea percolating that piques the interest of any and all who come across it. Sometimes these innovations turn out to be great products, and sometimes they just end up being one of the many curiosities that quietly litter tech history. GeChic’s On-Lap 1302 portable...

New Ivy Bridge Laptops From Hewlett-Packard Creep into View

New Ivy Bridge Laptops From Hewlett-Packard Creep into View

If you're shopping a new system, the launch of Intel's Ivy Bridge platform can't come soon enough. In anticipation of the launch, Hewlett-Packard is getting its ducks in a row, which includes quietly revealing three new notebooks built around Intel's upcoming platform, as well as a fourth sporting Sandy Bridge hardware inside. The first is...

Raidmax Announces Gundam Themed 'Augusta' Chassis for Gamers

Raidmax Announces Gundam Themed 'Augusta' Chassis for Gamers

There's no two ways about it, you're either going to love Raidmax's new Gundam themed Augusta computer case and proclaim it's freaking awesome, or hate what you perceive is a fugly design. From a stylistic standpoint, the Augusta is one of more uniquely crafted enclosures we've ever seen, somewhat reminiscent of NZXT's older cases, like the...

Marvell Ships 88SS9187 SATA 6Gb/Sec SSD Controller

Marvell Ships 88SS9187 SATA 6Gb/Sec SSD Controller

What's an SSD without a controller? A reckless SSD. Just kidding. But in all seriousness, these controllers are vital to the performance and uptime of a solid state drive, and Marvell's delivering a new kid on the block for use with what could end up being your next unit. The company this week announced mass deployment of the 88SS9187 SATA...

PayPal Here: A New Mobile Payment Dongle

PayPal Here: A New Mobile Payment Dongle

Mobile payments -- or, at least the idea of mobile payments -- aren't new. In fact, America is one of the last nations to get onboard, despite having millions of smartphone owners. Square was first to jump on this bandwagon three or so years ago, providing smartphone owners with a free, small dongle that enabled a credit card swipe to be registered...

Microsoft Security Essentials Picks Up Market Share

Microsoft Security Essentials Picks Up Market Share

Microsoft did its Windows customers a solid when it released its Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) antivirus software as a free download. That in and of itself is nothing to write home about, but the program is actually good -- very good -- at detecting and neutralizing security threats, both in real-time and after they've already occurred....

Modders Jailbreak Third Generation iPad on Day of Release

Modders Jailbreak Third Generation iPad on Day of Release

It didn't take long for modders to jailbreak Apple's brand spanking new iPad device, which was hacked into within hours of being released to the public. The first to do so was well known iPhone hacker MuscleNerd, who tweeted a picture of his jailbroken iPad 3 device. He qualified the pic by saying this is "just a first step, still lots of...

IDC Predicts China Will Become the Biggest Smartphone Market in 2012

IDC Predicts China Will Become the Biggest Smartphone Market in 2012

By the end of 2012, the International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts China will become the leading market for smartphone shipments, surpassing the current leader, the United States. IDC believes emerging markets will drive smartphone growth around the world, and by 2016, two more such markets -- India and Brazil -- will break into the top...

Parts of “This American Life” Radio Story on Apple Factory Working Conditions Were Fabricated

Parts of “This American Life” Radio Story on Apple Factory Working Conditions Were Fabricated

Concerns over the working conditions in the Chinese factories that pump out our beloved electronics--particularly those electronics with the Apple logo emblazoned upon them--have certainly been raised before, but an episode of the radio show “This American Life” back in January sparked very focused interest on the subject. TAL...

HBO GO To Come With Kinect Support On Xbox 360

HBO GO To Come With Kinect Support On Xbox 360

HBO GO is perhaps the most fully-featured TV streaming platform out there, but it requires a user to be an HBO cable subscriber to use it. In other words, cord-cutters need not apply. But if you just so happen to subscribe to HBO, and you just so happen to own an Xbox 360, there's some good news you should know about. Microsoft and HBO will...

Neo Geo X Gaming Handheld Makes Old School Cool

Neo Geo X Gaming Handheld Makes Old School Cool

Remember Neo Geo? For any gamer in "that" generation, the answer is probably "yes." Tommo Inc. and BLAZE have announced plans to release a Limited Edition Neo Geo handheld -- yes, a handheld -- for worldwide release in Q2 2012. That will follow the 20th anniversary of the Neo Geo AES console, which will feature 20 officially licensed games...

Nokia Design Chief Working on Tablet

Nokia Design Chief Working on Tablet

Rumors of a Windows 8-based Nokia tablet have been circulating for a while now, fueled by the occasional quip by Nokia execs giving interviews. (It’s almost as if they’re doing so on purpose to keep us chattering about it. Consort!) While there are still no details per se about alleged the tablet--not even a guarantee that it will...

TRENDnet Announces Four-Port, 500Mbps Powerline Adapter

TRENDnet Announces Four-Port, 500Mbps Powerline Adapter

In an effort to deliver solutions for networking the increasing number of Internet-ready devices that populate the average home, TRENDnet is now shipping the TPL-405E, a powerline adapter equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and 500Mb/s speed. As long as one adapter is connected to a router, any other adapters on the same system automatically...

Hot Deals of the Day: HP Laptop, Intel 520 SSD, a 92" HDTV and More

Hot Deals of the Day: HP Laptop, Intel 520 SSD, a 92" HDTV and More

Wow. Did this week fly by, or what? I cannot believe it’s Friday already. Anyway, before you all get your pre-St. Patrick’s Day freak-on, we wanted to share the latest batch of HOT deals to come our way, courtesy of the good folks at LogicBuy. On tap for you all this morning, we have an HP laptop, a ginormous 92” Mitsubishi...

Load Up Your New iPad with Discounted $0.99 Gameloft Titles

Load Up Your New iPad with Discounted $0.99 Gameloft Titles

So you preordered Apple's new iPad or stood in line for hours this morning when they went on sale at precisely 8 AM...now what? Well, the first thing you should do is restore your backup from iCloud or iTunes if you're coming from a first or second generation iPad device, or spend some time getting acquainted with iOS if this is your first...

Amazon Celebrates Appstore Birthday With A Week Of Deals

Amazon Celebrates Appstore Birthday With A Week Of Deals

One year ago, Amazon launched its own Android app store that competes with the Android Market. To celebrate the Amazon Appstore’s first birthday, the company is planning a week of deals on various apps and games. Every day for one week, Amazon plans to announce additional app deals. On day two, Amazon will offer two app deals. On day...

Philips Launches Stylish Blade 2 Monitor with IPS Display

Philips Launches Stylish Blade 2 Monitor with IPS Display

Vampires and Wesley Snipes come to mind when we think of Blade 2, or at least that's what our minds would conjure up prior to today. But going forward, we may find ourselves thinking about Philips and its new Blade 2 monitor (239C4QHSB) with a 24-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) display, ultra-slim form factor, and stylish design. Philips new...

Sprint Terminates Hosting Agreement With LightSquared

Sprint Terminates Hosting Agreement With LightSquared

Due to unresolved interference issues, Sprint has terminated its 15-year 4G network agreement with LightSquared. We heard rumors this might be coming, and now, Sprint has made it official. The announcement comes after LightSquared was unable to find a resolution to interference issues found by the Federal Communications Commission which cited...

MSI Hurls R7970 Lightning Graphics Card into Product Lineup

MSI Hurls R7970 Lightning Graphics Card into Product Lineup

Contrary to popular belief, lightning can strike twice in the same place. It's certainly struck MSI a number of times, which today announced the release of its R7970 Lightning edition graphics card featuring an all-new 'Unlocked Digital Power Architecture.' What that means is that it sports an unlocked BIOS, a Digital PWM Controller, and an...

New iPad Gets Torn Down, Innards Shown Around

New iPad Gets Torn Down, Innards Shown Around

Ever wondered what was inside your iPad? Plenty of people have broken into those, but what about the innards in Apple's new, shiny, high-resolution iPad? There's a team breaking into that, too. iFixit, the crew who routinely opens up new gadgetry in order to photograph and journal what's really going on inside, has managed to get a new iPad....

Sony Reveals Rugged-To-The-Core Bloggie Sport HD Camcorder

Sony Reveals Rugged-To-The-Core Bloggie Sport HD Camcorder

Tough? Rugged? Waterproof? Check, check, check. Sony's new Bloggie Sport camera has all of that, and it's trying hard to move on and prove that while FlipVideo is gone, there's still a market for portable, pocket-friendly camcorders. This new one shoots 1080p at 30 frames per second, and it'll capture 5.1 megapixel still shots. It's waterproof,...

Prepare Yourselves: Diablo III Launch Date Set For May 15

Prepare Yourselves: Diablo III Launch Date Set For May 15

Diablo III's long-awaited launch date has finally been unveiled; gamers can expect copies of the game to go on sale May 15. The game is available for pre-purchase and, as we previously discussed, can be had for free if you're willing to sign up for a year of World of Warcraft. The game will launch internationally at 12:01 AM with copies available...

Toshiba Announces Speedy Exceria SDXC and SDHC Cards, No Word on Price

Toshiba Announces Speedy Exceria SDXC and SDHC Cards, No Word on Price

Toshiba is launching a new line of SDXC and SDHC memory cards under the “Exceria” moniker that are designed to be the best in the business. The name, in fact, is a spin on the words “excellence” and “ experience”; in other words, Toshiba is stating that it has the track record and chops to deliver a top...

Upcoming Acer Ultrabook To Feature GeForce 640M GPU

Upcoming Acer Ultrabook To Feature GeForce 640M GPU

Acer products were much in evidence at Germany's CeBIT conference last week, with the deep breath Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG awarded a particular place of honor. We've already got one of the new notebooks in-house and will have a review up in the not-too-distant future, but there are a few tidbits we can share early. The M3 is an...

WD Ships My Book Thunderbolt Duo Dual-Drive Storage System

WD Ships My Book Thunderbolt Duo Dual-Drive Storage System

Western Digital is now shipping its first external hard drive with Thunderbolt technology. The new My Book Thunderbolt Duo is a dual-hard drive storage system that offers double-safe data protection. The My Book Thunderbolt Duo is available in 4TB and 6TB capacities and supports RAID 0, 1, and JBOD options. There are dual Thunderbolt ports...

Hot Deals of the Day: HP dv6t, Planar LCD, Samsung Camera and More

Hot Deals of the Day: HP dv6t, Planar LCD, Samsung Camera and More

The gang at LogicBuy continues in their never-ending quest to bring you all some of the hottest deals from around the web. On the menu this Thursday morning, we’ve got an Intel Core i7-powered HP dv6t notebook, a 20” LCD from Planar, a 46” Shard LCD HDTV, a 14MP Samsung digital camera, and a Dell, wireless AIO multi-function...

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Review

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Review

With Dell's XPS 13 and the Asus UX21 that we tested recently, we felt you definitely get what you pay for, but we all know the up-sell to an ultrabook, versus a standard 13 or 12-inch notebook, would be a lot easier if we could get closer to that $800 mark. The Lenovo IdeaPad U300s that we'll be looking at today doesn't get us any closer to...

Apple Paying Up to $320 in Gift Card Currency for Used iPad Models

Apple Paying Up to $320 in Gift Card Currency for Used iPad Models

Wondering how much your iPad 1 or 2 tablet is worth leading up to the launch of the new iPad tomorrow? Apple not only has an answer, it's willing to take it off your hands in exchange for an Apple Gift Card. It's part of Apple's Reuse and Recycling program, and for owners of an iPad 2 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G, the trade-in value is $320, provided there...

Eurocom's Panther 4.0 Notebook is Ready to Pounce, Supports 3D Vision

Eurocom's Panther 4.0 Notebook is Ready to Pounce, Supports 3D Vision

For those of you who aren't tripping over yourselves racing to the store to pick up a lightweight Ultrabook and demand something bigger and beefier, rest assured there are companies that still believe in the desktop replacement category. Eurocom arguably leads the pack with a full line of desktop replacement systems suitable for high-end gaming...

AMD Readies New Low Cost Llano APU

AMD Readies New Low Cost Llano APU

A few of you might already be familiar with AMD's A4-3420 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), a part that OEMs have had access to for several months now. According to reports, AMD plans to make the chip available to retail sometime in the second quarter, giving budget buyers another compelling low cost Llano chip to choose from. In case you...

iBUYPOWER’s Erebus GT Now Available

iBUYPOWER’s Erebus GT Now Available

Remember the Erebus GT that iBUYPOWER was teasing at CES? Well, it’s available now. The Erebus GT (aka, the God of Darkness) starts at $899, which gets you a Koolance water cooling setup that purports to deliver to circulate 4.5 gallons of coolant per minute via 13mm tubing and a trio of radiators. The Erebus GT is designed as a smaller...

Apple Confirms: iPads To Be In-Stock In Retail Shops This Friday

Apple Confirms: iPads To Be In-Stock In Retail Shops This Friday

iPad, iPad, iPad. No matter what, it's tough to shake the current king, and now that the unit's screen resolution is higher than that of any single rival, Apple has yet another leg to stand on. And while pre-orders have been sold out online for some time, those seeking a unit first-thing will still want to show up on Friday morning, money...

Cricket Latches On To Clearwire's 4G LTE Rollout Plans

Cricket Latches On To Clearwire's 4G LTE Rollout Plans

Cricket may not strike you as being a major wireless player, but they're actually bringing on their fair share of customers; mostly folks who are tired of playing the contract game. And with that, comes expectations. With the major carriers jumping hastily to LTE, Cricket has announced a new deal with Clearwire (a five-year agreement) that...

Encyclopaedia Britannica Kills Paper Product, Looks To Online Editions

Encyclopaedia Britannica Kills Paper Product, Looks To Online Editions

After 244 years of publishing what many worldwide viewed as the definitive encyclopedia of the world, Encyclopaedia Britannica has announced it will cease publishing a paper series. To put that in perspective, this is a research initiative that predates lolcats, door knobs, germ theory and at least some of leftovers moldering in your fridge....

16 HTC Phones Getting Android 4.0 ICS

16 HTC Phones Getting Android 4.0 ICS

Samsung isn’t the only company rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates to its phones. HTC announced that 16 of its handsets with get the ICS treatment, although details on exactly when that will happen are spare. We do know that HTC is in the “early stages” of pushing the update to HTC Sensation and Sensation SE...

Sony Announces Xperia sola with Floating Touch Capability

Sony Announces Xperia sola with Floating Touch Capability

There’s a new Xperia phone coming from Sony, the Xperia sola, and it comes packing some interesting features. Most notably, the Xperia sola features “floating touch”, which allows users to navigate the Web browser by hovering a digit about the screen as opposed to actually touching it, creating a sort of cursor-like experience....

Hot Deals of the Day: HP ENVY, Alienware X51, Sandisk SSD, and More

Hot Deals of the Day: HP ENVY, Alienware X51, Sandisk SSD, and More

Happy hump day, folks! As we head into mid-week, our friends at LogicBuy are at the ready with an awesome assortment of HOT deals for you all. On the agenda today, we have HP’s slick ENVY notebook, Alienware’s miniscule X51 SFF gaming PC, a Sandisk SSD, a beefy 2TB Seagate external hard drive, and 10.1” Fujistu Windows Slate......

Maingear SHIFT Super Stock X79 System Review

Maingear SHIFT Super Stock X79 System Review

One of Merriam-Webster's definitions for the word obscene is "so excessive as to be offensive." By that definition, Maingear sent us an obscenely spec'd SHIFT Super Stock X79 system packed to the hilt with so much decadent hardware that even the one percenters would feel guilty owning it, right up until the moment they pushed the power button...

Portable USB Monitor From AOC is Only $99

Portable USB Monitor From AOC is Only $99

For a limited time, AOC is selling its portable 16-inch USB monitor for $99 at retailers nationwide. This is a neat accessory that ports the dual-display experience you've grown accustomed to on your desktop (you do use multiple displays, right?) over to your notebook. All you need is a free USB port, an extra Benjamin, and you're good to...

Math Nerds and Computer Geeks Celebrate Pi Day Today

Math Nerds and Computer Geeks Celebrate Pi Day Today

Today is March 14, the fourteenth day of the third month (3.14) otherwise known as Pi day, a once a year occasion in which you can put aside your disdain for math (or embrace your love of math, as it were) and celebrate with fellow geeks by stuffing your face full of pie. It might not be as fun as Talk Like a Pirate Day, but hey, we're all...

MSI Unwraps New Intel 7 Series Motherboard Line

MSI Unwraps New Intel 7 Series Motherboard Line

Computer companies are all about their buzz words, including MSI, which today announced a whole host of motherboards based on Intel's Z77/H77/B75 Series chipsets with support for new generation 22nm processors. All of the new boards are equipped with MSI's Military Class III components and proprietary technologies like OC Genie II and ClickBIOS...

Intel Chomping at the Bit to Serve Chips to Tablets

Intel Chomping at the Bit to Serve Chips to Tablets

Intel dominates on the desktop, but in mobile spaces like tablets and smartphones, ARM flexes the most muscle, at least in terms of market share penetration. It's no secret Intel wants to make a big push into mobile, a point the chip maker's new Chief Operating Officer, Brian Krzanich, made abundantly clear in recent comments. "We will start...

Zotac First to Announce New GeForce GTX 560 SE Graphics Card

Zotac First to Announce New GeForce GTX 560 SE Graphics Card

Zotac has rolled out the green carpet for NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 560 SE graphics card, and as far as we're aware of, is the first company to officially do so. The GeForce GTX 560 SE is the newest member of NVIDIA's GeForce 560 Series, which now includes six GPUs. It's built around the same GF114 core as other GeForce 500 cards, but there...

ARM Reveals Most Energy-Efficient Microprocessor To Date: Cortex-M0+

ARM Reveals Most Energy-Efficient Microprocessor To Date: Cortex-M0+

The world's most energy-efficient processor from ARM? Yep, it's here, and it's the Cortex-M0+, aimed at low-cost MCU, sensor and control markets but destined to shake up way more than that. The company is calling it the "world's most energy-efficient microprocessor." In other words, it has been optimized to deliver ultra low-power, low-cost...

T-Mobile USA Clarifies LTE Buildout In 2013, Expands HSPA+ Now

T-Mobile USA Clarifies LTE Buildout In 2013, Expands HSPA+ Now

Networks seem to be expanding all over America lately, and with T-Mobile USA free from the looming acquisition by AT&T, the fourth place carrier is back in full swing with their own build-outs. This week, they announced that they will invest a whopping $4 billion over an undisclosed amount of time in order to modernize its network and...

Walmart Launches Brilliant Scheme To Sell You Content You Already Own

Walmart Launches Brilliant Scheme To Sell You Content You Already Own

Earlier this month we covered Walmart's burgeoning partnership with the Ultraviolet DRM system backed by major Hollywood studios and their plans to "assist" customers in registering DVDs with the Ultraviolet system. Walmart has since announced additional details to the program and it's a clever attempt to drive more users to Vudu, Walmart's...

“Instant America” and Our Waning Patience for Everything

“Instant America” and Our Waning Patience for Everything

With fast Internet access available on not just computers, but phones, tablets, and various other devices, we’ve grown accustomed to being able to access information almost in the same moment a question or request forms in our minds. Looking at how that has affected the ways we act both online and in the physical world is an interesting...

Samsung Releases Ice Cream Sandwich Update For SGS II

Samsung Releases Ice Cream Sandwich Update For SGS II

Samsung officially announced the availability of an upgrade for its Galaxy S II phones to Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Initially, the upgrade will be made available in European countries including Poland, Hungary, and Sweden. Korea will also get the update right away. If you're wondering about the rest of us, Samsung says the update...

Acer Adds Five Slim LED Monitors To Lineup

Acer Adds Five Slim LED Monitors To Lineup

Acer announced five new slim LED monitors that range in size from 20 inches to 27 inches. All of the new monitors feature adjustable tilt bases, a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and a 5ms response time. The Acer S Series use white LED technology which consumes up to 68 percent less power than standard LCD displays. Taking a closer look at some...

Rumor: Apple TV Sets to Commence Production as Early as May

Rumor: Apple TV Sets to Commence Production as Early as May

If you’re tired of catching word about a new Apple TV, getting your dander up about it, and then realizing it’s only a new version of that black hockey puck-looking device Apple sells instead of an actual Apple-branded TV set, there may be respite coming to you soon. According to a report from Apple Insider, an actual Apple TV...

Intel SSD 710 Series Solid State Drive Review

Intel SSD 710 Series Solid State Drive Review

Intel’s X25-M (mainstream) and X25-E (enterprise) solid state drives proved to be very popular in their respective target markets. As our testing showed back in the day, these drives offer excellent performance, and as time in the field would tell, they were quite reliable as well. On the desktop / mainstream front, Intel has since launched...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro + LCD Bundle, Lenovo Notebook, Visiontek RAM, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro + LCD Bundle, Lenovo Notebook, Visiontek RAM, and More

It’s time for our daily serving of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Tuesday morning, we have a great deal on a Core i3-based Dell Vostro slim-tower with dual LCDs, along with deals on a Lenovo notebook, Logitech noise-isolating (not noise cancelling—there’s a difference!) earphones, a...

JVC Adds A Splash Of Wi-Fi To New Everio GZ-EX250 1080p Camcorder

JVC Adds A Splash Of Wi-Fi To New Everio GZ-EX250 1080p Camcorder

Wi-Fi in cameras and camcorders? Seems like a pipe dream from just years ago, but more and more it's becoming a reality. JVC has been a company hot-to-trot with Wi-Fi enabled goods, and the new Everio GZ-EX250 is one of four new JVC camcorders with built-in Wi-Fi that allows video clips and still images to be emailed, wireless transfer of...

Bored with Your Browser? Mozilla's Firefox 11 Ships Today

Bored with Your Browser? Mozilla's Firefox 11 Ships Today

Remember when Firefox releases were a big deal? You wouldn't know it nowadays, but there was a time when browser upgrades were few, far between, and highly anticipated. Like Google did with its Chrome browser, Mozilla has adopted a rapid release schedule for Firefox, taking some of the fun out of looking forward to new builds, though there...

New iPad BOM Reveals Slimmer Profit Margin for Apple

New iPad BOM Reveals Slimmer Profit Margin for Apple

There's never been a more expensive iPad model than the one Apple will start selling on Friday, March 16. It's not any more expensive to buy than previous iPad models at launch, but the cost to produce these third generation tablets has gone up significantly. Citing figures from UBM TechInsights, EE Times reports the bill of materials (BOM)...

Sony Extends A-Mount DSLR Range With a57

Sony Extends A-Mount DSLR Range With a57

It's not just Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Olympus fighting for your DSLR dollars, it's also Sony. The company's Alpha line has been coming on strong in recent years, and the new a57 is certainly no slouch. It's the newest in the company's line of A-mount cameras, using the Translucent Mirror Technology that this range has become somewhat famous...

Maingear Boards the All-in-One Bandwagon with Solo PC Series

Maingear Boards the All-in-One Bandwagon with Solo PC Series

Maingear specializes in high-performance desktops from a boutique perspective, and as you'll see in an upcoming review of a SHIFT Super Stock X79 system we have on tap, these guys know how to build some wicked fast systems. They also know how to spot a popular market trend and roll with it, as the company is doing with its freshly unveiled...

DISH Network Acquires Two Satellite Providers, Eyeing Mobile Broadband Market

DISH Network Acquires Two Satellite Providers, Eyeing Mobile Broadband Market

DISH Network announced that it closed on two acquisitions today: satellite providers DBSD North America, Inc. and TerreStar Networks, Inc. The company has been working on this since at least last summer, and now the details have apparently been nailed down. DISH has shelled out $3 billion to get the spectrum it wants to launch its own 4G network...

AT&T to Roll Out 4G LTE in a Dozen Additional Markets “Soon”

AT&T to Roll Out 4G LTE in a Dozen Additional Markets “Soon”

AT&T is playing a game of catch-up on the 4G LTE front, trying to keep up with its biggest rival, Verizon (and not yet succeeding in doing so). AT&T will close the gap a bit, at least for now, with a dozen new 4G LTE deployments in cities around the country. Although there’s no hard date or even a given order for the rollouts--the...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Ultra-Thin Laptop & LCD, Sony Tablet and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Ultra-Thin Laptop & LCD, Sony Tablet and More

Good morning, everyone! We know Mondays can be a bit tough for you all, especially when daylight savings time kicks in and we lose an hour of sleep, but we’ve got some good stuff courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy that may make your day a little better. On tap for you all this morning, we’ve got HOT deals on a Dell ultra-thin...

Sprint Offers Quick Access To 3G And 4G Networks With New USB Modem

Sprint Offers Quick Access To 3G And 4G Networks With New USB Modem

Sprint announced a new USB modem called the Sprint 3G/4G Plug-in Connect USB that features a compact design and provides access to Sprint’s 3G and 4G networks in one click. The modem requires no software installation and you won’t have to wait for an application to load to use the connection; the Sprint 3G/4G Plug-in Connect USB...

Bizarre: Electronic Arts Tries to Trademark 'Full Contact Bingo'

Bizarre: Electronic Arts Tries to Trademark 'Full Contact Bingo'

We're big fans of full contact Football and, up through the 1980s, Basketball could be considered a contact sport until the NBA decided that that league's multimillion dollar Basketball  stars shouldn't be so much as sneezed on when driving to the basket (seriously, is the NBA really more entertaining without these kind of hard fouls?)....

Lenovo's Ivy Bridge Infused Laptop Goes Up for Preorder on Amazon

Lenovo's Ivy Bridge Infused Laptop Goes Up for Preorder on Amazon

The latest round of leaked slides suggest that come hell or high water, Intel will release its Ivy Bridge platform at the end of April. That's a little over a month and a half from now, or just a little further than right around the corner depending on how you want to look at it, but if you're feeling particularly anxious, you can preorder...

Shipments of New iPad Preorders Slip to 2-3 Weeks

Shipments of New iPad Preorders Slip to 2-3 Weeks

As has become customary with Apple product launches, you can expect long lines at Best Buy and Apple retail stores when the new iPad goes on sale this Friday. The only way to avoid those lines is to submit a preorder on Apple's website (or buy an Android device instead, as it were), but for those planning to do that, the wait is now 2-3 weeks,...

Instagram Coming Soon To Android, Co-Founder Shows It Off Briefly

Instagram Coming Soon To Android, Co-Founder Shows It Off Briefly

Instagram. Just the mention of the world brings up vivid images of slightly tweaked photographs, uploaded via iOS devices to all corners of the web. But there's a problem: it's only on iOS. Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, etc. -- none of those platforms have Instagram. Why? Hard to say why the company hasn't branched out yet, but they...

HP Rumored To Launch Competing Cloud Service Soon

HP Rumored To Launch Competing Cloud Service Soon

The new battlefield is in the cloud. There's SkyDrive, iCloud, Amazon's service -- the list goes on and on. Where's HP in this mix? That's a question that the new management must be asking themselves, as a New York Times report suggests that HP will begain offering a "large and powerful cloud computing service similar to Amazon Web Services"...

Chrome Browser Hacked Wednesday, Patched Thursday

Chrome Browser Hacked Wednesday, Patched Thursday

Google’s Chrome Browser has historically been relatively bullet-proof, standing up to hacker challenges with impressive resilience. On Wednesday, however, hacker Sergey Glazunov successfully broaches Chrome’s defenses at CanSecWest’s Pwnium challenge, for which he received a prize of $60,000. To Google’s credit, the...

Nielsen: 56 Percent of U.S. Households Own a Game Console

Nielsen: 56 Percent of U.S. Households Own a Game Console

If you grew up playing on an Atari 2600 or ColecoVision, your parents may have shrugged off your obsession with videogames as nothing more than a fad. They couldn't have been more wrong. Videogames are more popular than ever, as evidenced by more than half -- 56 percent, to be exact -- of U.S. households laying claim to at least one modern...

Microsoft Working To Cut Touch Screen Lag To Just One Millisecond

Microsoft Working To Cut Touch Screen Lag To Just One Millisecond

Touched an iPad lately? What about a car navigation system? What about a Windows Phone? To be honest, most modern touchscreens are fairly responsive. It's not often that a high-quality device with a touch panel these days suffers from notable lag. Some of the old resistive panels could use some gusto, but the iPhone for example seems adequately...

Toshiba Reveals New Satellite P Laptop Series

Toshiba Reveals New Satellite P Laptop Series

Another new week, another new spate of laptops. It's Toshiba keeping the flow going this time, with the introduction of the new Satellite P Series. These guys support dedicated graphics and optional glasses-free 3D, too. The new P Series features two 36.9cm (15.6") models, the Satellite P850 and the Satellite P855, available with a glasses-free...

Apple Reportedly Milked Google for $1 Billion in Search Agreement

Apple Reportedly Milked Google for $1 Billion in Search Agreement

Apple and Google may be bitter enemies in the mobile space, but in a sense, they're also business partners. It's all about the Benjamins, which is why these rivals are both willing to be strange bedfellows, because at the end of the day, both are increasing their bottom line by working together. We're talking about Google's search deal with...

Apple Selling Refurbished iPad Tablets Starting at $299

Apple Selling Refurbished iPad Tablets Starting at $299

It's out with the old and in with the new over at Apple, which just recently unveiled its highly anticipated new generation (or third generation) iPad tablet that will go on sale March 16, 2012. Apple maintained the same price points for new model iPads as previous generations ($499 and up), which means you can score an older model at a discount....

Todd Park Appointed as U.S. CTO

Todd Park Appointed as U.S. CTO

Just weeks after Aneesh Chopra resigned as the U.S.’s first federal Chief Technology Officer after a three-year stint, a new man has stepped into the role. Todd Park, who has most recently served as the CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is our new federal CTO. In a White House blog post announcing Park’s...

Epic Demonstration Suggests a Single Kepler GPU is Faster than Three GeForce GTX 580s

Epic Demonstration Suggests a Single Kepler GPU is Faster than Three GeForce GTX 580s

Before you read any further, be sure you have a clean pair of underpants to change into, because this is the sort of thing that can make you soil yourself in excitement. Lest you think we're being absurd, consider that NVIDIA just put the smackdown on those who doubt its upcoming Kepler architecture will be anything but awesome by allowing...

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for March Contains Just One Critical Fix

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for March Contains Just One Critical Fix

Microsoft is planning to keep things relatively low-key on March 13th, otherwise known as Patch Tuesday, which will contain only six security bulletins. Only one of those is deemed Critical; the other five consist of four that are labeled Important and one that is rated Moderate. The critical fix applies to all versions of Windows since XP...

Bluetooth 4.0 Hits The New iPad, Low-Energy Loves The Slate

Bluetooth 4.0 Hits The New iPad, Low-Energy Loves The Slate

Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0 haven't seen a huge amount of publicity, mostly due to the fact that average consumers aren't paying attention to version numbers. But for techies, 4.0 is important. It's a low-energy spec, and on a mobile device, every minute of battery life makes a major difference. The new iPad is the first to use BT 4.0, dubbed the...

Sprint Launching Sub-$20 Android Phone: ZTE Fury

Sprint Launching Sub-$20 Android Phone: ZTE Fury

Furiously, the ZTE Fury is hitting Sprint. The carrier just announced that they'll soon have a sub-$20 (on contract) Android phone to choose from, giving smartphone holdouts even more reason to finally join in. ZTE isn't a major player in the U.S. market, but they're getting there. It'll ship on March 11th for $19.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate...

NVIDIA Challenges Apple Benchmarks, But Cupertino May Have Last Laugh

NVIDIA Challenges Apple Benchmarks, But Cupertino May Have Last Laugh

At the iPad 3 next-gen iPad unveiling this week, Apple flashed up a slide claiming that the iPad 2 was 2x as fast as Nvidia's Tegra 3, while the new iPad would be 4x more powerful than Team Green's best tablet. Nvidia's response, delivered by spokesperson Ken Brown, boils down to "Hey guys, it's flattering to be compared to you, but how about...

T-Mobile Executive Calls For End to Cell Phone Subsidies

T-Mobile Executive Calls For End to Cell Phone Subsidies

T-Mobile's Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman has an interesting idea for revamping the mobile industry -- and it involves killing the subsidy plans that have driven smartphone adoption over the past five years. Brodman was participating in a round-table at the Geekwire tech summit; other speakers included Jon Irwin, the president of Rhapsody),...

Raspberry Pi Linux Computer Hits Manufacturing Snag

Raspberry Pi Linux Computer Hits Manufacturing Snag

Well, it can’t be all gumdrops and rainbows; the folks behind the tiny $25 Raspberry Pi Linux-based computer, a trendy item in tech circles that saw demand immediately outpace supply when it went up for preorder, announced that due to a small manufacturing problem, the first wave of Raspberry Pis will be delayed. According to a company...

Hot Deals Friday:  HP LaserJet, Dell Laptops, Logitech Speakers and More

Hot Deals Friday: HP LaserJet, Dell Laptops, Logitech Speakers and More

Happy Friday, all!  Here's the last of this week's Hot Deals from Logicbuy.  Dell laptops, Logitech THX certified speakers, a 700W home speaker system, and an HP LaserJet printer trick the deal package out today.  And that laptop comes with a digicam and Adobe Elements, all for $625.  Don't say we don't spread the love...

Rumor: Co-branded Google/ASUS 7-Inch Tablet Coming in May?

Rumor: Co-branded Google/ASUS 7-Inch Tablet Coming in May?

According to a report from Digitimes, industry sources have indicated that a co-branded Google and ASUS tablet may be coming to the U.S. as early as May. The tablet reportedly would be a 7-inch model and cost between $199-$249, and would also feature the Google Play Store. This is in line with earlier rumors that have the tablet pegged as...

The Windows 8 Power Struggle: Metro vs Desktop

The Windows 8 Power Struggle: Metro vs Desktop

We've been looking forward to Windows 8's Consumer Preview for months. This, after all, is Microsoft's big chance to show what they've been working on and unveiling bit by bit for the past year; a chance to evaluate the sum total of changes and advancements baked into the next-generation operating system. We'll discuss some of the features...

Despite Tablet Frenzy, PC Shipments on Pace to Grow 4.4 Percent, Gartner Says

Despite Tablet Frenzy, PC Shipments on Pace to Grow 4.4 Percent, Gartner Says

Between low-cost tablets like Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet, and the recent unveiling of Apple's new iPad model, it's quickly becoming apparent that we're living in a tablet PC world. But don't despair, traditional PCs aren't about to go the way of the dodo. On the contrary, PC shipments will grow 4.4 percent in...

Microsoft Rumored to Remove Disc Drive from Next Generation Xbox Console

Microsoft Rumored to Remove Disc Drive from Next Generation Xbox Console

Microsoft isn't too keen on discussing the Xbox 720 or whatever it plans to call its next generation game console, and apparently the Redmond outfit isn't all that keen on optical drives, either. We've heard reports that the next Xbox iteration might ditch optical storage hardware entirely, and now at least one website claims to have confirmed...

Fire Hazard Prompts Lenovo to Recall 160,000 All-in-One (AIO) PCs

Fire Hazard Prompts Lenovo to Recall 160,000 All-in-One (AIO) PCs

Don't you just hate it when you're trying to update your Facebook status on your all-in-one (AIO) PC when suddenly it burst into flames? You've never had that happen, you say? And you don't know anyone else who has experienced that either? Fair enough, though Lenovo isn't taking any chances and has decided to voluntarily recall 160,000 ThinkCentre...

It's Official: WD Acquires Hitachi Global Storage

It's Official: WD Acquires Hitachi Global Storage

Nearly one year ago, we told you about Western Digital's plan to acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. Now, that acquisition is officially complete. The deal is effective March 8, 2012 and involved $3.9 billion in cash and 25 million shares of WDC common stock valued at approximately $0.9 billion. These shares give Hitachi, Ltd. approximately...

NBC To Make Streaming History At 2012 Summer Olympics

NBC To Make Streaming History At 2012 Summer Olympics

The Olympics. Just the phrase catches people's attention, and much like the Super Bowl, zillions of people from all corners of the globe will press pause on their lives to tune in. But the 2012 games in London will be different than any other: technology has advanced to a point where there's more just one medium. The TV isn't it. The internet...

Microsoft Announces Funeral For Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace

Microsoft Announces Funeral For Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace

You've had a good run, Windows Mobile 6.x. The mobile OS that Microsoft spiked in order to spend a few years rethinking everything and developing Windows Phone is inching a step closer to its final grave, with customers receiving notes this week announcing the end of Windows Marketplace for 6.x. Microsoft will be ending the service on May...

Crucial Announces Availability of Adrenaline SSD Cache Solution

Crucial Announces Availability of Adrenaline SSD Cache Solution

Using a small-capacity SSD as a cache for frequently-accessed data to boost a PC’s overall performance (leaving less speed-critical tasks to a slower and larger-capacity storage drive) is a common practice these days, and Crucial announced a new foray into the market with its Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution. As we showed you back...

Report Says Tablet Fever Will Reach One-Third Of U.S. Adults By 2016

Report Says Tablet Fever Will Reach One-Third Of U.S. Adults By 2016

According to Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps, the number of tablet owners in the U.S. will grow to new heights, reaching one-third (34.3%) of U.S. adults by 2016. This new report shows an increase from Forrester's previous estimates. Additionally, Forrester believes Europe isn't far behind the US in terms of tablet ownership. By 2016,...

Gone and Nearly Forgotten, Chaintech May Be Making a Comeback

Gone and Nearly Forgotten, Chaintech May Be Making a Comeback

Show of hands, how many of you remember the name Chaintech (or Walton Chaintech, if you prefer)? Don't beat yourself up if you've forgotten all about Chaintech, a once popular player in the motherboard and graphics business. The last time we featured a Chaintech product was in 2004, back when we reviewed the company's Apogee AA5700U graphics...

Some AT&T iPad Models are Starting to Sell Out

Some AT&T iPad Models are Starting to Sell Out

Trying to a pre-order Apple's new iPad model yesterday was a recipe for carpal tunnel syndrome. Predictably, potential iPad customers hammered Apple's website yesterday afternoon and on into the evening, which meant repeatedly mashing your mouse button (or F5 key) to refresh timed out webpages throughout the ordering process. It was a pain...

Drobo Qualifies OCZ's Enterprise Class Talos SAS Solid State Drives

Drobo Qualifies OCZ's Enterprise Class Talos SAS Solid State Drives

Drobo made a couple of announcements today, the first one being that it plans to deploy OCZ's Talos Series SAS solid state drives (SSDs) in its business-class storage systems. Specifically, OCZ's Talos drives will be integrated into Drobo's B1200i iSCSI SAN solutions aimed at small-and-medium businesses (SMBs). "Drobo is a leader in data storage...

4G LTE Pricing Available for New Apple iPad

4G LTE Pricing Available for New Apple iPad

It’s the morning after throngs of people pre-ordered Apple’s new third-generation iPad (some models are apparently already temporarily sold out), and for those who made the purchase in a euphoric swoon, the dopamine fog is lifting and the reality is setting in that there’s a price tag for that blazing fast 4G LTE. In the...

Hot Deals: HP ENVY 15, Sony Noise Canceling Headphones, Logitech Mini Boombox and More

Hot Deals: HP ENVY 15, Sony Noise Canceling Headphones, Logitech Mini Boombox and More

Hot Deals for Thursday are up and ready to roll with some interesting items offering cutting-edge technology, like 6-Core Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors and the latest in thin and light mobile computing.  The coupon codes are flowing here, so take note when you click that green deal tag at LogicBuy! 15.6" HP ENVY 15 Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz...

Western Digital Ships 3rd-Generation S25 SAS Enterprise HDDs

Western Digital Ships 3rd-Generation S25 SAS Enterprise HDDs

Yes, the Western Digital S25 SAS enterprise drives have been around for some time, but this generation is special. WD has just shipped the third-generation of the 2.5" SAS HDD family, serving the performance-optimized, mission-critical enterprise server and storage market. Shipping now, the new 2.5-inch, 10,000 RPM, WD S25 with SAS 6 Gb/s...

HP Reveals New Z Workstation Desktop Lineup

HP Reveals New Z Workstation Desktop Lineup

Enterprise users, take note. HP has unveiled a new line of workstations this week, and they're being placed in the Z line. They'll feature the newest eight-core Xeon CPUs from Intel, 512GB of DDR3 memory and will handle plenty of multithreaded applications. The latest additions to the industry-leading line of HP Z Workstations also feature...

More From Apple: Siri, Apple TV, and iLife and iWork updates

More From Apple: Siri, Apple TV, and iLife and iWork updates

Not content simply to launch a new iPad today, Apple announced various other new, slightly less exciting but certainly noteworthy items, as well. First off, Siri now speaks more languages; with iOS 5.1, she now supports English, French, German, and Japanese. The upgrade is available stateside today and will roll out to Japan in the coming...

Apple Finally Announces New iPad, Don’t Call it “iPad 3”

Apple Finally Announces New iPad, Don’t Call it “iPad 3”

It’s an Apple announcement day, which means a national holiday for Apple fanboys and a good day to stay off the Internet for haters. As expected, Apple unveiled the new iPad at its press conference today, as well as some other product updates we’ll tell you about in a bit. And yes, that’s the “new iPad” or “third-generation...

X79 Motherboard Roundup: ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte Duke it Out

X79 Motherboard Roundup: ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte Duke it Out

Intel’s X58 chipset made for great platform performance, and even though the chip maker has unleashed many more chipsets since the X58 came out, there hasn’t been a true successor in the high-end of their product line-up (not even the Z68 chipset) until now. The X79 chipset looks to pick up the X58’s poll position, so we...

EVGA Unleashes Classified SR-X Enthusiast Motherboard

EVGA Unleashes Classified SR-X Enthusiast Motherboard

EVGA announced a new high performance motherboard known as the EVGA Classified SR-X. This motherboard features dual CPU support, 4-way SLI support, SATA III 6GB/s, SAS, USB 3.0 and more. The Classified SR-X also supports up to 96GB of Quad-Channel DDR3 1600MHz+ RAM with its 12 DIMM slots. There are 7 PCI-E 3.0 16/8x slots on the board. Other...

Verizon Wireless Releases List Of Devices Slated To Receive ICS

Verizon Wireless Releases List Of Devices Slated To Receive ICS

Although we don't have release dates, we now know more about which Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets will receive an update to the latest version of Android, version 4.0. Otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android features a redesigned user interface with improved multitasking capabilities, notifications, and...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell LCDs, Intel SSD, LG HDTV and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell LCDs, Intel SSD, LG HDTV and More

We’re midway through another week, and just like clockwork our friends at LogicBuy have compiled a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all. On the agenda this Wednesday morning, we have deals on a pair of Dell LCD monitors, a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard and speaker system, Intel’s excellent 520 series SSD, and an LG 3DTV bundle…...

Thermaltake, BMW Tag Team New 'Level 10 M Mouse'

Thermaltake, BMW Tag Team New 'Level 10 M Mouse'

Thermaltake and BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA are no strangers to each other. They've been working on concept projects for the past several years, and the two have teamed up once again to unveil a line of Level 10 gaming peripherals starting with the 'Level 10 M Mouse' for gamers. It's as funky looking as Thermaltake's Level 10 case...

Toshiba Teases Qosmio X870 3D Gaming Laptop

Toshiba Teases Qosmio X870 3D Gaming Laptop

If you're in the market for a new gaming notebook, Toshiba hopes you'll consider it's Qosmio X870, a 17-inch laptop with a Full HD 3D display and plenty of pixel pushing power to do the latest games justice, or at least we imagine that will be the case. Detailed specs are sparse at this point, though Toshiba did reveal a handful of general...

Redbox Celebrates 2 Billion Rentals Milestone with a Free Movie

Redbox Celebrates 2 Billion Rentals Milestone with a Free Movie

Redbox has been on a roll lately. The DVD rental service recently knocked out its competition in the kiosk market by buying out Blockbuster's kiosks, it's renewed its agreement with Universal (while flipping the finger at Warner Bros., which tried to double the new release rental window from 28 days to 56 days), and has now served up 2 billion...

Microsoft Windows 8 Embedded Preview Now Ready To Download

Microsoft Windows 8 Embedded Preview Now Ready To Download

Windows Embedded Standard 8 doesn't have the same amount of fanfare behind it as does Windows 8, but it's still an important piece of software in the grand scheme of things. This week, Microsoft is making the preview available for download, enabling specialized devices running line-of-business applications to test out some new digs. Last November,...

Google Raising App Size: 4GB Replaces The Old 50MB Limit

Google Raising App Size: 4GB Replaces The Old 50MB Limit

While "the cloud" may be the hot new thing, local storage still has a major role in the consumption of media and portable gadgetry as a whole. Storing contacts or documents in a cloud isn't too far-fetched, but storing a 4GB app? Yeah, that could be a problem. To date, Android apps have have historically been limited to a maximum size of 50MB....

Origin Targets Professionals With New Line Of Desktops And Laptops

Origin Targets Professionals With New Line Of Desktops And Laptops

Origin announced a new line of desktops and laptops designed with professionals in mind. The new PRO line of systems features the latest Intel Xeon E5 processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards, and Origin's professional overclocking. There are four new models included in the line including the small form factor CHRONOS PRO, the mid-tower MILLENNIUM...

Google Rolls Out Google Play, Android Market No More

Google Rolls Out Google Play, Android Market No More

We suppose it was only a matter of time, really, before Google took stock of its media, entertainment, and app stores and decided to roll them up into one unified product. Today, the company is unveiling the Google Play Store, which combines Google’s Android Market, Music, and eBookstore into one ball of wax. Simply put, Google Play...

New E5 Xeons Aim For the Cloud; Introduce New I/O Capabilities

New E5 Xeons Aim For the Cloud; Introduce New I/O Capabilities

Intel launched its new Xeon E5 family today, based on the Sandy Bridge-EP processor. The new chips fill a gap in Santa Clara's product line; the company's Xeon offerings are now Sandy Bridge top-to-bottom. If you've followed the launch of Sandy Bridge and Sandy Bridge-E you'll be familiar with most of the E5 family's new features, but there...

Research Data Suggests Higher Music Fidelity Little More Than Snake Oil

Research Data Suggests Higher Music Fidelity Little More Than Snake Oil

The audio industry has a tendency to make utterly ridiculous claims surrounding its products, as evidenced by the existence of $550 RCA cables and an $80 iPod cable guaranteed to leave your rig "exploding with sound." Despite this, the idea of using higher-quality sampling to produce better audio files seems like a no-brainer. If 16-bit/44KHz...

48: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - March 6, 2012

48: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - March 6, 2012

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook, AMD's brand new Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 graphics cards based on the Pitcairn GPU, Samsung's oversized Galaxy Note Smartphone, Zotac's ZBOX ID80 Plus Cedar Trail-based Mini PC and we drop some hints regarding our next contest...

ASUS Intel 7-Series Motherboard Sneak Peek

ASUS Intel 7-Series Motherboard Sneak Peek

ASUS, ever the gracious hosts, had us out to Dallas, TX recently to show us the company’s upcoming motherboard series and let us play with some test systems to see if we could break them. (Full disclosure: We did. But we fixed them, we think.) There is much we learned there that we can’t yet discuss (suffice it to say you’ll...

Canon's Flagship PIXMA MX892 Embraces Cloud-based Printing

Canon's Flagship PIXMA MX892 Embraces Cloud-based Printing

Canon today announced its PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office All-In-One (AIO) printer, the new flagship model that purports to do everything under the sun, including spitting out documents and images it receives from the cloud and other compatible portable devices. It does this through Google Cloud Print and Canon's own PIXMA Cloud Link. "With users...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Planar 27" LCD, Logitech Speakers and Headset, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Planar 27" LCD, Logitech Speakers and Headset, and More

Good morning everyone. Can you guess what time it is? Yup! You got it. It’s time for some HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all this fine Tuesday morning, we have a great deal on a Planar 27” LCD monitor, along with some Logitech speakers and a Logitech headset, and a home theater speaker system from...

Zotac Unleashes Three New ZBOX Mini-PCs at CeBIT 2012

Zotac Unleashes Three New ZBOX Mini-PCs at CeBIT 2012

Is there any company more invested in the mini PC market than Zotac? Maybe there is and maybe there isn't, but either way, no one would argue that Zotac is one of the busiest bodies in the industry when it comes to Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs destined to find a place in your living room, whether its displayed prominently in your A/V rack or...

Corsair Launches Accelerator Series Solid State Cache Drives to Boost System Performance

Corsair Launches Accelerator Series Solid State Cache Drives to Boost System Performance

Corsair has an interesting proposition for power users on a budget or anyone looking to squeeze more performance out of their system with little to no hassle and a modest investment. It goes like this: trade a little bit of cash for a little bit of cache and everybody wins. More specifically, Corsair is pimping its new Accelerator Series Solid...

Isis Becomes Even Stronger With VeriFone Partnership, Mobile Payments Set To Shine

Isis Becomes Even Stronger With VeriFone Partnership, Mobile Payments Set To Shine

Mobile payments are slowly but surely growing in popularity here in the U.S., and it's initiatives like this one that are paving the way for more and more innovation. VeriFone, Ingenico, ViVOtech and Equinox have just announced integration of Isis, which is a joint venture created by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. The agreements with leading...

SIIG And DisplayLink Intro USB 3.0 To HDMI (With Audio) Adapter

SIIG And DisplayLink Intro USB 3.0 To HDMI (With Audio) Adapter

USB-powered monitors were quite huge at one point, but the excitement surrounding them has tempered somewhat. That said, there's still significant demand, and we're guessing that the market will actually grow somewhat when prices slide down a bit. DisplayLink has just announced a new USB 3.0 adapter in partnership with SIIG. The SIIG USB 3.0...

Gigabyte Unveils New Notebooks And More At CeBIT

Gigabyte Unveils New Notebooks And More At CeBIT

Gigabyte announced a new lineup of mobile computers at CeBIT 2012. This lineup includes an ultrabook, gaming notebook, business tablet, all-in-one, and more. The new U2442V is a 14-inch Ultrabook that features a 3rd generation Intel Core i5/i7 ULV processor. A sister model, the U2442N, uses the same form factor and features a 3rd generation...

Nokia's 808 PureView Uses Carl Zeiss Optics: Here Are The Details

Nokia's 808 PureView Uses Carl Zeiss Optics: Here Are The Details

Have you ever wondered what it would take to create a 41MP cameraphone? Nokia just did that, and they announced the 808 PureView at Mobile World Congress last week. There has been tons of hoopla going around regarding the camera portion itself, and while it isn't slated to ship to North America (sorry!), and it's only running Symbian Belle...

Tobii's Eye Tracking IS-2E Paves The Way For New Interface

Tobii's Eye Tracking IS-2E Paves The Way For New Interface

Every so often, a piece of unusual technology comes our way that we can't help but gush over. And it's not a GPU, a PSU, a CPU or any other three-letter combination that we usually get excited over. It's an IS-2S, so four letters and a dash. Technology within a box or a chassis is certainly amazing, but it's wonderful to branch out from time...

STEC Outs Mach16 Slim SATA SSD for Embedded Systems

STEC Outs Mach16 Slim SATA SSD for Embedded Systems

Embedded systems include everything from rugged to PCs to medical equipment to in-car systems to game consoles, and space is typically at a premium. STEC is looking to offer a speedy storage solution that occupies as small a footprint as possible with its Mach16 slim SSD. The drive purports to burn 70% less power in 60% less space than other...

Diskeeper Becomes Condusiv, Changes Direction

Diskeeper Becomes Condusiv, Changes Direction

Diskeeper installed Jerry Baldwin (pictured below) as CEO just a few months ago in September 2011, and he’s wasted little time getting down to business. Baldwin is setting a course for change for the 31-year-old defragging company, starting with a name change and a new direction. The company formerly known as Diskeeper Corporation will...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: HP Laptop, Dell Optiplex and LCDs, Samsung SSD

HH Hot Deals of the Day: HP Laptop, Dell Optiplex and LCDs, Samsung SSD

Welcome back everyone—we hope you all had great weekends. We’re kicking off a new week here, with a fresh batch of HOT deals for you all, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Monday morning, we have a sleek, 13.3” HP notebook, an awesome deal on a Dell Core i3-based Optiplex with dual 20” monitors,...

MSI Adds mini-ITX Motherboard

MSI Adds mini-ITX Motherboard

MSI revealed the new QM77 mini-ITX motherboard designed for use with Intel's Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge processors. When an Intel Ivy Bridge mobile CPU is installed, this motherboard can support up to three displays by D-sub, DVI, HDMI, LVDS, or eDP. With an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU, you'll get support for dual displays. Other key features include...

After Three Years, Globalfoundries is Now Fully Independent from AMD

After Three Years, Globalfoundries is Now Fully Independent from AMD

To celebrate its third anniversary as a chip manufacturing foundry, Globalfoundries over the weekend announced an agreement with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to buy out all remaining shares to achieve full independence. Under the amended agreement, AMD will continue to be one of Globalfoundries' "primary and strategic customers," only without...

DisplaySearch: Mobile PCs Now More Popular than Desktops in China

DisplaySearch: Mobile PCs Now More Popular than Desktops in China

Take from this what you will, but for the very first time ever, mobile PC shipments outnumbered desktop shipments in China, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly China PC Shipment and Forecast Report. There's a bit of a caveat that goes with the claim. The mobile PC segment, as DisplaySearch calculates it, includes tablet PC...

Patriot's Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 Drive is Fast and Rugged

Patriot's Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 Drive is Fast and Rugged

Are you still wielding a USB 2.0-based NAND flash memory drive? If so, maybe it's time to think about stepping up to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0-based thumb drive, especially now that USB 3.0 ports are fast becoming ubiquitous with just about every new motherboard and system being released these days. One of your options is Patriot Memory's new Supersonic...

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPU Previews

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPU Previews

Here we are, less than three weeks removed from the launch of the Radeon HD 7700 series, and AMD is already at it again. Today we’ll be showing you the first two members of the Radeon HD 7800 series of graphics cards, the Radeon HD 7870 GHz and Radeon HD 7850. These two graphics cards are based on yet another new GPU design, which features...

AT&T Clarifies Data Limitations on "Unlimited" Data Plans

AT&T Clarifies Data Limitations on "Unlimited" Data Plans

Several months ago, AT&T notified customers that it would begin throttling network speeds for users who exceeded a certain threshold, with the definitive throttle point defined as an imprecise "the top 5% of mobile data users." The company has issued a statement clarifying this policy after irate customers with unlimited data plans demanded...

UltaViolet Reportedly Tapping Walmart To Aid In Consumer Registration, Enlightement

UltaViolet Reportedly Tapping Walmart To Aid In Consumer Registration, Enlightement

UltraViolet. Heard of it? Not surprising. It's the movie industry's big-money shot at curtailing piracy, and while loads of companies are onboard, few people have heard of it -- let alone understand it. One major factor is that Apple, a leader selling of media online, isn't onboard with the program, and these days, it's tough to win in media...

AT&T Begins To Urge 2G Holdout Customers To Upgrade

AT&T Begins To Urge 2G Holdout Customers To Upgrade

4G LTE may be the big thing today, but in the backrooms of wireless carriers, 2G is a seriously important talking point, too. Why? Because it's old, and it needs to die. Remember the days of "analog phones" being forced to digital? We're staring at the next major leap, with AT&T reportedly urging customers to upgrade from 2G-only networks....

Pentax Launches K-5 Silver Edition DSLR For $1600

Pentax Launches K-5 Silver Edition DSLR For $1600

Last year, you may have thought that Micro Four Thirds and mirrorless mini-cams were bound to steal the thunder of major DSLRs. Not so. This year, the D800, D800E and D4 were unveiled by Nikon, and Canon has launched the 5D Mark III. In order to get in on the action, Pentax has just launched the K-5 Silver Special Edition. Available only as...

Report: Google’s Answer to Siri May Be Coming by Q4 2012

Report: Google’s Answer to Siri May Be Coming by Q4 2012

Anytime the tech world eagerly awaits some new exciting technology, rumors swirl about the what, where, and when of it. For that matter, the rumor mill churns up conjecture about everything from the color of the impending thing to the price tag. Accordingly, speculation about Google’s inevitable answer to Apple’s Siri artificial...

Valve May Be Working on a Secret "Steam Box" Console

Valve May Be Working on a Secret "Steam Box" Console

The world needs another game console like it needs, well, another game console. They say 'three's a crowd' and there's already the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, so is there really room for another player to make a stand in the living room? Valve apparently thinks so and is reportedly working on a "Steam Box" console that just might have...

Analyst Predicts 55 Million iPad Device Sales in 2012

Analyst Predicts 55 Million iPad Device Sales in 2012

Overall iPad sales will shoot up to 55 million units by the end of 2012, according to an analyst with a crystal ball. The spike in sales will be driven by "significant" hardware upgrades that will find their way into the iPad 3, including a Retina display, 4G LTE radio, and Siri voice recognition, plus whatever other surprises Apple may have...

PlayStation Network Down for 14 Hours Starting Today

PlayStation Network Down for 14 Hours Starting Today

If you own a PlayStation 3 and are addicted to online gaming, it's time to fall in love with the PC all over again. Or read a book or do whatever it is you do when you're not tapping into the PlayStation Network (PSN). Sony is planning to perform some heavy duty maintenance on the PlayStation Network later today that will take the service...

More American Adults Now Own Smartphones Than Other Cell Phones, and Other Stats

More American Adults Now Own Smartphones Than Other Cell Phones, and Other Stats

Not even a year ago, in May 2011, Pew found that 35% of Americans had smartphones; in February, after conducting the same study again, that number is up to 46%. Thus, almost half of all cell phone-owning American adults now have a smartphone. What is perhaps more significant is that for the first time, there are more smartphone users (48%)...

Samsung And Microsoft Collaborate On Green Memory / Cloud Servers

Samsung And Microsoft Collaborate On Green Memory / Cloud Servers

Microsoft and Samsung may be rivals in a lot of ways, but in the tech universe, even competitors can put their differences aside and come together at times. These two have recently announced their intentions to cooperate of more efficient cloud implementations, testing our servers that utilize the world's first 20nm class Green Memory in Munich....

Apple App Store Makes History with 25 Billion Downloads

Apple App Store Makes History with 25 Billion Downloads

Go ahead and pat yourself on the back if you've ever downloaded an application from Apple's App Store. If you have, then you've contributed to Apple's crazy achievement of serving up 25 billion App Store downloads (and to Cupertino's ongoing cash cow). Apple doled out its 25 billionth App Store download sometime today and hasn't had time to...

Intel's Ivy Bridge Lineup Leaked to the Web

Intel's Ivy Bridge Lineup Leaked to the Web

There's been a lot of talk about Intel's Ivy Bridge platform lately, and specifically whether or not the Santa Clara chip maker's new CPUs are being delayed until summer. Conflicting reports abound, but one thing we do know is that Ivy Bridge is right around the corner. Thanks to a leaked slide that's made its way to the Web, we're also privy...

Novero Introduces 10" Laptop/Tablet Hybrid Device: Solana

Novero Introduces 10" Laptop/Tablet Hybrid Device: Solana

Is it a laptop? A tablet? Both? Neither? According to Novero, the new Solana is a "lightweight, laptop/tablet hybrid," which falls into the growing category of slates that are destined to act more like workhorses than ones that came before. It's a 10" device with a flip-rotating design, and it can even switch between Windows 7 and Windows...

Option Reveals 4G LTE Module With Windows 8 Support

Option Reveals 4G LTE Module With Windows 8 Support

Look who else is getting into the LTE game, and with Windows 8 support in tow. Option, a company that already knows a thing or two about wireless tech, has just announced a new 4G LTE module, the GTM801 which is footprint compatible with the 3G LGA module, the GTM601. Option's embedded solutions provide flexible alternatives: manufacturers...

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin now in Beta, Available for Download

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin now in Beta, Available for Download

If you’re looking for a weekend project, having a go at the latest Ubuntu (beta) release would be a fun one. Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, a long-term support (LTS) release, is now in beta and available for download from Canonical. Being an LTS release, there aren’t a lot of earth-shattering changes, but Canonical has definitely...

Pro Overclocker Christian Ney Sets Memory Overclocking World Record with G.Skill RAM

Pro Overclocker Christian Ney Sets Memory Overclocking World Record with G.Skill RAM

According to HWBot, the world record for memory overclocking has fallen again. Christian Ney, a Swiss overclocker, hit DDR3-3736MHz with a 4GB G.Skill RipjawZ DIMM. He used liquid nitrogen to keep the processor and memory cool, down to -197 degree C both at idle and under load. The screenshots of CPU-Z tell the tale. The memory was set to...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Laptop, Mitsubishi HDTV, Samsung Galaxy S II, and More

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Laptop, Mitsubishi HDTV, Samsung Galaxy S II, and More

It’s almost time to bring another work week to a close (TGIF!), but not before posting a healthy serving of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this Friday morning, we have a great deal on an Intel Core i5-based notebook from Dell, a huge 73” Mitsubishi HDTV, a Dell 22” monitor, refurb’ed Samsung...

Canon Adds EOS 5D Mark III DSLR To Lineup

Canon Adds EOS 5D Mark III DSLR To Lineup

Canon is marking the 25th anniversary of its EOS System with the introduction of the company's latest DSLR, the EOS 5D Mark III. Canon intends for this camera to sit between the EOS 5D Mark II and Canon’s top-of-the-line professional EOS-1D X in its lineup. The new EOS 5D Mark III features a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor,...

Sharkoon Targets Gamers With New Keyboards And Mice

Sharkoon Targets Gamers With New Keyboards And Mice

Just in time for CeBIT, Sharkoon is introducing its new lineup of gaming accessories. First up is the Sharkoon DarkGlider Mouse which features an Avago ADNS-9500 laser sensor which operates at up to 6,000 DPI resolution and 11,750 FPS frame rate. The Sharkoon Drakonia Mouse also uses the Avago ADNS-9500 sensor but features a flashier design...

Windows 8 May End Up with Nine Different Editions

Windows 8 May End Up with Nine Different Editions

When Windows 8 goes gold and ships to the masses, there may be as many as nine different editions, and that's not including OEM vs Retail boxed copies and/or 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. So much for simplification. It was reported earlier in the week that Windows 8 may be reduced to just three main editions based on information found in a pair...

Unofficial VLC Player Build Lands on Android in Beta Form

Unofficial VLC Player Build Lands on Android in Beta Form

You can't very well call yourself a power user if you don't have VLC installed on your desktop system, the popular media player that will play anything nearly anything and everything you throw at it. Wouldn't it be rad if VLC was available on Android? The answer is 'yes' and, to an extend, VLC for Android has arrived. It's an unofficial build,...

AMD Releases New Catalyst Drivers for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

AMD Releases New Catalyst Drivers for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview has attracted over 1 million downloads since it was made available to the public yesterday, and there's no reason to believe that number won't continue to grow. It isn't the only piece of Windows 8 software out there, however. To ensure smooth sailing with your Radeon graphics card (if you own one), AMD...

OnLive Brings Microsoft Office Support To Android Tablets

OnLive Brings Microsoft Office Support To Android Tablets

OnLive seems to be the only online gaming persona still out there with a cloud focus that's keeping on track, with many other cloud-based gaming outfits folding as demand faltered. But OnLive is branching out into all sorts of new things, including a new Desktop App for Android tablets, which brings full Microsoft Office apps, Adobe Reader...

Microsoft Sees One Million Downloads Of Windows 8 Consumer Preview In 24 Hours

Microsoft Sees One Million Downloads Of Windows 8 Consumer Preview In 24 Hours

How exactly do you measure success? And how do you do so when you're a company as large as Microsoft? With a monumental market share lead in the desktop OS market, it's not like a major competitor will be jumping up and stealing their crown tomorrow, but there's no doubt that Windows 8 has a lot riding on it. Windows Vista wasn't viewed positively,...

Habey USA Announces Tiny Low-Power EMB-4670 Embedded Board

Habey USA Announces Tiny Low-Power EMB-4670 Embedded Board

Designed for everything from industrial automation to in-vehicle infotainment to the financial industry, Habey USA’s EMB-4670 is a tiny (4.5 inches) embedded board that features the Intel EG20T chipset; support for Intel Atom E620, E640, and E660 processors; 1GB of onboard DDR2 memory; support for 3G and 4G; and dual gigabit Ethernet...

Archos’ Child Pad 7-Inch Tablet Sports ICS

Archos’ Child Pad 7-Inch Tablet Sports ICS

Despite the unimaginative moniker, the Child Pad from Archos looks to be an interesting alternative for parents who want to give their kids a fun and educational tablet experience without letting a 4-year-old play with a $500 device. The 7-inch Child Pad will be available for $129 at the end of the month and features a 1GHz processor, 1GB...

Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook Reviewed, Tested, Burned In

Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook Reviewed, Tested, Burned In

Today we're continuing our coverage of the ultrabook onslaught with Dell's first effort in the space, the XPS 13... Dell does a nice job of striking a balance here, between features, performance and cost. The team obviously invested quite a bit in the display, however, as Dell's 13-inch edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass strapped LCD is arguably one...

OCZ to Roll Out Vertex 4 and Other Solid State Drives at CeBIT

OCZ to Roll Out Vertex 4 and Other Solid State Drives at CeBIT

Few companies are as active in the solid state drive (SSD) space as OCZ, and so it makes perfect sense that it will use the upcoming CeBIT tradeshow in Hannover, Germany to showcase client and enterprise SSDs, including its soon-to-be-released Vertex 4 SSD Series. That means waiting a few more days for the full scoop, but in the meantime,...

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell and Planar LCDs, IdeaPad Tablet, and an Iomega HD

HH Hot Deals of the Day: Dell and Planar LCDs, IdeaPad Tablet, and an Iomega HD

February is behind us, March is here, and like clockwork our friends at LogicBuy are still sending over daily HOT deals for you all. On the menu this dreary Thursday morning, we have a deal on Dell’s monstrous U3011 IPS LCD monitor, along with a 24” Planar LCD, a 7" Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Android tablet, and an Iomega Home Media Network...

RAIDMAX Introduces New 600W Power Supply

RAIDMAX Introduces New 600W Power Supply

RAIDMAX announced a new 600W power supply. The RX-600AF is 80 Plus Bronze certified to help minimize electrical usage and lower your energy costs. This PSU supports ATX 12V2.2 and offers protection from Short Circuit Protection (SCP), Over Voltage Protection (OVP), and Over Power Protection (OPP). To help maintain optimal operating temperatures...

Redbox Renews Agreement with Universal, Keeps Blu-rays and DVDs on 28-Day Delay

Redbox Renews Agreement with Universal, Keeps Blu-rays and DVDs on 28-Day Delay

Redbox did something with Universal that it wasn't able to do with Warner Bros., and that's hammer out a multi-year agreement that will continue to make Universal DVDs and Blu-ray discs available for rental nationwide 28 days following their home release. The 28-day window has become somewhat of a standard between movie studios and new age...

Employee Group Reports 1,400+ Job Cuts at IBM in U.S. and Canada

Employee Group Reports 1,400+ Job Cuts at IBM in U.S. and Canada

Job security is tough thing to come by these days, a fact that resonating in various departments at International Business Machines (IBM), the third-largest publicly traded technology company in the world and the largest computer services supplier on the planet. Despite its credentials and standing in the global community, IBM has let go of...

Will Sony Be Late To The Quad-Core Smartphone Party?

Will Sony Be Late To The Quad-Core Smartphone Party?

While speaking to CNET Asia, Stephen Sneeden, Product Marketing Manager for Sony Mobile, indicated his company may not release quad-core smartphones until early in 2013. While many mobile handset manufacturers have announced and shown off their latest quad-core handsets this week at Mobile World Congress, it appears Sony is holding off for...

Option's XYFI Is Planet's Smallest 3G + Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot

Option's XYFI Is Planet's Smallest 3G + Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot

MiFis and mobile hotspots are small, but they aren't tiny. Yet. Option is aiming to redefine how a wireless hotspot / router should look, by introducing the smallest one you've ever seen. The XYFI is indeed hailed as the world's tiniest mobile hotspot, offering Wi-Fi signals to up to eight devices. In addition to connecting to cellular networks...

SanDisk Joins Fox, Warner Bros. And WD For New DRM Initiative

SanDisk Joins Fox, Warner Bros. And WD For New DRM Initiative

Strangely, it feels like DRM is getting a second wind. When Apple announced that the iTunes Music Store would go DRM-free, the world took notice. A few years later, DRM is creeping back, and we suspect this wave will be harder to stop. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, SanDisk and Western Digital...

Cotton Candy Cloud Computer Pre-Orders Open At $199

Cotton Candy Cloud Computer Pre-Orders Open At $199

With a name like Cotton Candy, surely it's a winner, right? Let's hope so. At Mobile World Congress this week, FXI Technologies introduced the launch of cstick.com, a community website and technical forum where Cotton Candy development units are immediately available for pre-order. "The world is anxiously awaiting Cotton Candy's release,"...