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All News for August 2010

CyberPower Unleashes Fang Series Gaming Systems

CyberPower Unleashes Fang Series Gaming Systems

CyberPower announced the new Fang Series EVO line of high performing gaming desktops. The desktops use CyberPower’s Custom Advanced Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit to optimize and maximize cooling and airflow. The Fang Series EVO run on Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and come with Venom Boost Technology which can overclock these processors...

Clearwire Introduces Rover Pay-As-You-Go Service

Clearwire Introduces Rover Pay-As-You-Go Service

Clearwire announced Rover, the company's first pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service. With the new Rover service, the WiMAX carrier says it is targeting, "digitally addicted youth who refuse to settle for long-term contracts, overpriced internet service, or speeds slower than what they've become accustomed to at home." If you're itching...

One Million Galaxy S Phones Shipped

One Million Galaxy S Phones Shipped

The Samsung Galaxy S, an Android smartphone that is being picked up by all four major U.S. wireless carriers, has already shipped 1 million units, despite only hitting T-Mobile (Vibrant) and AT&T (Captivate) thus far. Sprint's version, the Epic 4G, will launch on August 31st, with Verizon's (the Fascinate) seeing pre-orders, but no official...

HP Drops Dual-Core Atom into Mini 5103

HP Drops Dual-Core Atom into Mini 5103

Intel just recently announced that its dual-core Atom N550 processor will be shipping in no less than 12 netbooks now and in the coming weeks, so we'll cut Hewlett Packard (HP) some slack for being slow to update its main product pages. But while the company's HP Mini 5103 netbook landing still shows old specs, the product's Energy Star profile...

Intel Posts Disappointing Third Quarter Results, Spends Money to Cheer Up

Intel Posts Disappointing Third Quarter Results, Spends Money to Cheer Up

Intel, the largest chip maker in all the known galaxies, announced third-quarter revenue will be below what the company was initially expecting. The Santa Clara chip maker now says it will likely pull in $11 billion in revenue (plus or minus $200 million, which to Intel is like loose change in the pocket), compared to the previous expectation...

Samsung Captivate Android Smartphone Review

Samsung Captivate Android Smartphone Review

Smartphone manufacturers have been using very boastful smartphone names lately—everything from the HTC Droid Incredible to the Motorola Droid X (where X stands for extreme). Certainly with names such as these, expectations will be high. We've already taken a look at both of these phones and deemed them to be worthy competitors in today's...

Intel Buys Infineon's Wireless Unit For $1.4 Billion; Plans To Integrate Into Notebooks And Smartphones

Intel Buys Infineon's Wireless Unit For $1.4 Billion; Plans To Integrate Into Notebooks And Smartphones

It was a deal rumored to go down a few days ago, and now that a week has begun fresh, Intel and Infineon are officially tying the knot. Infineon isn't a name that's unheard of, but many in the consumer space are probably unaware of what kind of technology they build behind-the-scenes. They're probably best known for their memory endeavors,...

Ford Using Wi-Fi To Automate SYNC Updates; A New Trend Starting?

Ford Using Wi-Fi To Automate SYNC Updates; A New Trend Starting?

Now this...this is progress! With some of the legacy automakers lagging behind in quite a few areas, Ford is hoping to turn the tables by using a commonplace technology in order to better equip their SYNC vehicles. The idea? To install Wi-Fi access points in their assembly lines in order to beam updates, maps and up-to-date firmwares to vehicles...

Sony: Downloadable Future In Gaming Is Over 10 Years Away

Sony: Downloadable Future In Gaming Is Over 10 Years Away

Here's some interesting fodder to chat about at the water cooler. Sony, the company responsible for producing a disc-free PlayStation Portable game console, is apparently not too keen on going the all-download route in the home console space. In a recent interview, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai said that a digital future in the...

Google Music To Stream Tunes From The Cloud?

Google Music To Stream Tunes From The Cloud?

The real question is: what isn't Google planning to tackle? The company has evolved heavily since their beginnings as a search company, now dabbling in Internet, flight searches, FCC proposals, image searches, and probably a few things we're overlooking. And now, the company may just be ready to play ball in the same field as Rhapsody, Napster...

Lenovo Reportedly About To Enter Game Console Market

Lenovo Reportedly About To Enter Game Console Market

Wait, what? Can it be true? Is Lenovo really about to enter the same market as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo? Well, sort of. A new China Daily report has found that Lenovo, the company responsible for the ThinkPad and IdeaPad notebook lines, is about to expand their horizons. Really expand them. Reportedly, the world's number four PC maker...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 5550 512MB GDDR5 OC Video Card @ Tweaktown AXLE GeForce GTX 468 Ace 1 GB @ techPowerUp Motherboards and Chipsets: GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 Motherboard @ TechwareLabs ECS P55H-AK Black Series review @ t-break GIGABYTE 890FXA-UD5 AMD 890FX Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews Memory and Storage: Kingwin Dock Master USB...

AMD to Shed ATI Brand, Intro Active DP-To-DVI Dongle

AMD to Shed ATI Brand, Intro Active DP-To-DVI Dongle

We have a couple of pieces of interesting information coming out of AMD this morning, one of them regarding AMD’s continued use of the ATI brand, the other about an inexpensive, active DisplayPort-to-DVI dongle that should make to cost of entry into multi-screen Eyefinity more palatable for budget conscious consumers. Over the last few...

The App Store Reaches 250,000 Apps (Unofficially)

The App Store Reaches 250,000 Apps (Unofficially)

It's not official, because it's not a number that Apple has published, but it's seemingly confirmed by two different counts. That means it will likely be one of the items that Steve Jobs uses to preface the "real content" of Apple's Sept. 1 event. According to 148Apps.biz, the U.S. App Store passed the quarter million milestone on Friday....

Intel's Next-Generation GPU Will Play Blu-ray 3D

Intel's Next-Generation GPU Will Play Blu-ray 3D

For years, Intel's integrated GPUs were the laughing stock of gaming and a thorn in the side of everyone who purchased what they thought was a high-end laptop or desktop only to find its video solution suffered from a deep delusion of competence. Faced with lacerating low-end graphics competition from the likes of both AMD and NVIDIA, Intel...

AMD May Use Bobcat Core To Expand Server Products

AMD May Use Bobcat Core To Expand Server Products

Earlier this week we discussed new details on AMD's two next-generation cores, Bobcat and Bulldozer. AMD built the two processors to fill two distinct markets, with Bobcat focusing on netbooks/notebooks, and Bulldozer in servers, workstations, and high-end desktops. It's now rumored that AMD is investigating whether or not it could make a...

Garmin's Edge 800 GPS Unit Tracks Information For Active Athletes

Garmin's Edge 800 GPS Unit Tracks Information For Active Athletes

Who says Garmin GPS units all have to fall into the tried-and-true Nuvi line? The company's latest navigation handheld is quite the feature-packed unit, with the Edge 800 being designed primarily for cyclists but suitable for anyone who needs to keep track of where they're headed. The unit features most of the same aspects found on the Edge...

Mysterious Verizon Evo-Like Phone Images Leak

Mysterious Verizon Evo-Like Phone Images Leak

A mystery device has emerged on the Web, one that looks a lot like an Evo 4G, but instead one destined for the Verizon network. Unfortunately, the anonymous source of the leaked images didn't give much more detail than that. It is, in fact, very Evo-ish in what is known. It's an HTC device for one, and even has a kickstand like the Evo. Besides...

Microsoft Intros Stylish Wireless Mouse 4000 Studio Family

Microsoft Intros Stylish Wireless Mouse 4000 Studio Family

Mice, mice, mice. It's not a pest problem, it's a back to school symptom. With students galore looking for new mice to take to class (and the dorm room), Microsoft is hoping to catch the eye of style-minded students who need a mouse that fits their mood and color patterns. The company is this week taking the wraps off of their Wireless Mobile...

Rockchip-Based Tablet Displays 3D Without Glasses

Rockchip-Based Tablet Displays 3D Without Glasses

Here's a real shocker: 3D is taking over another product category. With cinemas, televisions and even PC gaming already caught up in the 3D hype, Rockchip is now demonstrating a prototype tablet that does 3D as well. The interesting twist is that, much like the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS, the Supernova X1 3D doesn't require any 3D glasses. It's...

Genius Intros Navigator 905BT Bluetooth Mouse With "Flying Scroll" Technology

Genius Intros Navigator 905BT Bluetooth Mouse With "Flying Scroll" Technology

Looking for a travel mouse, anyone? With the school season in full swing, there's a good chance you'll be needing a mouse to tote around to class, and if you use your notebook as your main workhorse, you certainly don't want to rely solely on the trackpad when back at your dorm room. Genius has a new mousing device out now with a rather unique...

New Details Emerge On Microsoft's XBox 360 "Fusion" Processor

New Details Emerge On Microsoft's XBox 360 "Fusion" Processor

One of the ways that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo gradually reduce the price of consoles is by adopting increasingly advanced manufacturing technologies that reduce the size and power consumption of the console's components. Microsoft has combined both the CPU and GPU inside the XBox 360 S into a single chip configuration; details on the...

Blockbuster Reportedly Nearing Bankruptcy, Hopes For A Miracle

Blockbuster Reportedly Nearing Bankruptcy, Hopes For A Miracle

Well, we can't all act surprised at the same time. For years now, Blockbuster has been dwindling in importance. The store was once the face of movie renting, and now it's the face of what used-to-be. Ever since Netflix stormed onto the scene with a more convenient method of renting DVDs, Blockbuster has been declining. Stores have started...

Wireless Rates Down 50% Since 1999; 40% Use Mobiles Primarily

Wireless Rates Down 50% Since 1999; 40% Use Mobiles Primarily

There's some interesting findings coming from a new report on the wireless industry in America this week. The analysis, which was published by the Government Accountability Office and is pointed at the U.S. Government, found that four major network operators control 90% of the entire U.S. wireless market. That's a huge chunk, and it looks...

Netgear Introduces NeoTV 550 And 350 Media Players, New Powerline Gear

Netgear Introduces NeoTV 550 And 350 Media Players, New Powerline Gear

Sony just recently jumped into the Media Player sector with a new N100 network box, and now an industry mainstay is coming out with another rival: Netgear just debuted the NeoTV 550 and NeoTV 350 HD Media Players. Both of these players play back multi-media stored locally at up to 1080p, with the 550 offering support for files stored on SD...

Man Uses iPhone App To Help Thwart Burglars

Man Uses iPhone App To Help Thwart Burglars

Can you imagine watching thieves break into your house? Last week, Vince Hunter from Dallas found himself in this situation while visiting family 1,500 miles away in Connecticut. While pumping gas, Hunter received a text message to alert him that the motion detectors in his house had been activated. Because Hunter’s house had been broken...

Sony's N100 Network Media Player Streams Local And Network Content

Sony's N100 Network Media Player Streams Local And Network Content

At this point, there's no difficulty in finding a media player for your HDTV. You've got plenty of options, from Roku to Popcorn Hour to everywhere in between. But up until this point, Sony has managed to stay mostly out of this up and coming sector. But the company that has spent the majority of their time lately pushing 3D is finally moving...

NVIDIA Offering Free Copies of Mafia II With Most GeForce GTX 400 Series Cards

NVIDIA Offering Free Copies of Mafia II With Most GeForce GTX 400 Series Cards

We just got word of a promo NVIDIA is running that will put a copy of Mafia II into the hands of new GeForce GTX 465, 470, and 480 owners. Here’s the full scoop straight from NVIDIA... "Starting this week across the US and EMEA, you can now get a free copy of the smash hit game Mafia II with the purchase of a GeForce GPU, GTX 465 and...

HotHardware Video Podcast – Aug. 27, 2010

HotHardware Video Podcast – Aug. 27, 2010

After a short hiatus, we’re finally back again this week with a brand new video podcast to talk about some recent developments in the hardware and technology scenes. Topics in this episode include Intel’s dual-core Atom D525 and Core i7 970 netbook and desktop processors, AMD’s upcoming low-power Bobcat and high-end Bulldozer...

Viking Modular's SATADIMM SSDs are Seriously Cool

Viking Modular's SATADIMM SSDs are Seriously Cool

There's thinking outside the box, and then there's what Viking Modular did, which is to create an enterprise class SSD that doesn't conform to either the 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch form factors. In fact, you won't be plugging the company's new SATADIMMs into any drive bay. In case you haven't figured it out by now, these ingenious SSDs are designed...

Samsung Outs New Line of LCD Monitors with HDTV Tuners

Samsung Outs New Line of LCD Monitors with HDTV Tuners

If something walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then it's probably a duck. But what if it also barks like a dog - what would you call it then? Figure that one out and you'll know what to call Samsung's new 90 and 30 series LED-backlit LCD displays, which you can use as a PC monitor or an HDTV. "People are looking to do more in smaller...

Panda Points to USB as Popular Gateway for Worms

Panda Points to USB as Popular Gateway for Worms

You have to be more careful than ever when it comes to sticking things into little holes. Get your mind out of the gutter, we're obviously talking about plugging electronic gadgets into USB ports, this being HotHardware and not Hot_____ (fill in the blank). That's the word from PandaLabs, which claims that 25 percent of new worms wiggling...

Sony Already Working On Glasses-Free 3D HDTV Solution

Sony Already Working On Glasses-Free 3D HDTV Solution

It simply had to happen at some point, and we guess there's no better time for "some point" than right now. Sony has just issued a bunch of new 3D HDTVs, but already the company is worried about the next big thing. And that thing is most likely glasses-free 3D. Even Sony knows that one of the biggest barriers to seeing a boost in at-home 3D...

SmartFish ErgoMouse Now On Sale, We Still Can't Get Over The Design

SmartFish ErgoMouse Now On Sale, We Still Can't Get Over The Design

It may not look as ground-breaking or as unusual as the Swiftpoint mouse, but SmartFish's ErgoMotion mouse is still one of the most strange looking input peripherals on the market today. And that's the best part: after months of waiting, this device actually is on the open market now. It's designed to be more ergonomic than any other mouse...

ZOTAC  Offers New Mini PCs and Mini-ITX Mobos With Intel CULV CPUs and NV Ion

ZOTAC Offers New Mini PCs and Mini-ITX Mobos With Intel CULV CPUs and NV Ion

NVIDIA's Ion platform got off to a really hot start, but it has struggled to maintain the momentum of late. At launch, we saw one device after the other shipping with Ion, from netbooks to nettops to just about everything in between. Now, that flow has slowed somewhat as legitimate competition has mounted, but Zotac has always been a big supporter...

Power Spring 4: First (?) iPhone 4 "Battery Case"

Power Spring 4: First (?) iPhone 4 "Battery Case"

No matter what Apple says about improved battery life on the iPhone 4, there will always be those running out of power. Since there is no way to swap batteries on any iPhone, all these cases or sleeves have arisen for past models to allow for increased power, and here's one of the first for the iPhone 4: the MiLi Power Spring 4. The MiLi Power...

Fascinate Pre-Orders Set to Begin; Launch Date Leaks

Fascinate Pre-Orders Set to Begin; Launch Date Leaks

The other carriers have either launched their Samsung Galaxy S variant (T-Mobile, the Vibrant, and AT&T, the Captivate), or we at least know a launch date (Sprint's Epic 4G will launch on August 31st). Yet the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., Verizon, has not released a launch date for its Fascinate. It has to be soon, however: pre-orders...

Literati E-Reader Boasts 7" Color Display, $159 Or Less Price

Literati E-Reader Boasts 7" Color Display, $159 Or Less Price

Another week, another e-reader. With Kindle sales higher than ever, and the NOOK platform expanding all over the place, it's a wonder there's any room for anyone else. But then again, the e-reader market is clearly booming, and if ever there were a time to try and knock the kings from their thrones, this would be in. As tablets and UMPCs attempt...

NVIDIA and HH Just Cause 2 Giveaway, Just Cuz

NVIDIA and HH Just Cause 2 Giveaway, Just Cuz

Thanks to our friends at NVIDIA, we’ve got 20 copies of the excellent game Just Cause 2 to giveaway to our loyal HotHardware fans. They are digital distributable versions available via Steam, so winners can immediately begin enjoying their hot new game, as soon as we send over the download key! As we've done with previous contest here...

Intel's 1.8GHz Dual-Core Atom D525 For Netbooks Offers Needed Performance Boost

Intel's 1.8GHz Dual-Core Atom D525 For Netbooks Offers Needed Performance Boost

There is little argument that most netbook owners wouldn't take a little bit more performance headroom in their machine if it was available. The reality is, though Intel has mopped the floor with netbook design-wins that employ its ultra low-power Atom processor, performance on Atom-based machines has always felt a little (or a lot perhaps?)...

Imation Links Your Computer To Your TV

Imation Links Your Computer To Your TV

Imation's new Link Wireless A/V Extender can turn any computer into a digital entertainment server with its ability to stream high-definition video (up to 720p), high-resolution photos (up to 1080p) and stereo audio. Imation Link is both PC- and Mac-compatible and uses ultra-wideband wireless USB 2.0. The Link’s fin-shaped receiver connects...

Corsair Ships Professional Series Gold PSUs

Corsair Ships Professional Series Gold PSUs

Due to the development of more powerful CPUs and graphics processors, we demand more from our power supplies today than we have in years past. To meet those demands, Corsair announced the Professional Series Gold AX1200, AX850, and AX750 power supply units at Computex earlier this year. Now, these new power supplies are available. The Professional...

GSKill Phoenix Pro: Little Drive, Lotta Performance

GSKill Phoenix Pro: Little Drive, Lotta Performance

SSDs account for just a fraction of the storage market in terms of units shipped, but high consumer interest and significant profit margins have brought manufacturers in droves. GSkill isn't exactly a newcomer to the field, but the sheer number of companies in the dogpile make it more difficult for any single manufacturer to win a definitive...

Contaminated Flash Drive Wreaks Havoc on Pentagon PCs

Contaminated Flash Drive Wreaks Havoc on Pentagon PCs

Like something straight out of a Hollywood action movie, foreign spies managed to swipe sensitive information from the Pentagon by plugging a dirty flash drive into a U.S. military laptop, according to reports. This actually happened some two years ago, but is just now coming to light now that it's been de-classified by Uncle Sam. "It was...

Ready, Set, Hut! Sony Adds New 3D Bravia TVs to Roster in Time for Football Season

Ready, Set, Hut! Sony Adds New 3D Bravia TVs to Roster in Time for Football Season

In the coming months, you'll see the New England Patriots return to dynasty form and whup the competition, Brett Favre throw for a billion yards (and nearly as many interceptions), and Peyton Manning assume the fetal position at the first sound of footsteps (yes folks, this Editor is a die-hard Patriots fan). Sony hopes you'll see all the...

Logitech Debuts Z623 2.1 Channel PC Speaker System

Logitech Debuts Z623 2.1 Channel PC Speaker System

In need of new speakers? Logitech has you covered. Whether you're looking for new PC speakers, new TV speakers, or a new set for your studio apartment in general, the new Z623 system could fit the bill. It's a mid-sized 2.1 setup, complete with a small pair of satellites and a robust ported subwoofer. Together, the kit offers 200 watts (RMS)...

3D Films Already Running Out Of Steam

3D Films Already Running Out Of Steam

Over the last few years, and particularly since Avatar hit the big screen seven months ago, display manufacturers and the film industry have been yammering to anyone that would listen that 3D technology is The Next Big Thing. Investors and analysts have cautiously warned against embracing the concept that 3D would reinvigorate theaters and...

Sprint And Verizon To Begin Selling 3G Femtocells Soon

Sprint And Verizon To Begin Selling 3G Femtocells Soon

It's about time, isn't it? AT&T's 3G MicroCell has offered support for 3G voice and data since the very beginning, but Sprint's Airave femtocell has only supported 1x voice and data. The femtocell itself has been out for years with little to no major improvements, but that's changing now. Sprint has confirmed that they are now selling...

Virgin Mobile's $40/Month Unlimited Mobile Broadband Goes Live

Virgin Mobile's $40/Month Unlimited Mobile Broadband Goes Live

We had no reason to think that Virgin Mobile USA was kidding around with their new Broadband2Go teaser on the company's Facebook page, but now it's official. And it may very well up-end the mobile broadband industry. With post-paid carriers looking more and more these days like money hungry pipes, the pre-paid options are looking more and...

Canon Intros EOS 60D DSLR: 1080p Movie Mode, 18MP, Vari-Angle LCD

Canon Intros EOS 60D DSLR: 1080p Movie Mode, 18MP, Vari-Angle LCD

Watch out, Nikon! Canon has a new mid-range DSLR out today, and the specifications look super impressive. The 50D is being replaced today by the EOS 60D, which is a new prosumer DSLR camera that features an 18MP sensor, a flexible rear LCD, in-camera RAW processing and plenty of other specs to make the budding photographer think twice about...

Google Turns Gmail Into a Phone

Google Turns Gmail Into a Phone

We know that Google is constantly experimenting with new ideas, and rolling them out as they come to fruition. Thus, on Wednesday, we saw another feature come to Gmail, which Google seems to be focusing on as a communications center. While you have been able voice chat to other Gmail users through Gtalk for some time, how about this: voice...

Next-Gen AMD Bobcat and Bulldozer CPU Deep Dive

Next-Gen AMD Bobcat and Bulldozer CPU Deep Dive

Yesterday, we chided AMD for its decision not to reveal more details about Bulldozer and Bobcat, but it turns out we didn't have all the facts. AMD was planning on disclosing more information later in the day at Hot Chips—but the company failed to disclose that tid-bit before we went live with our previous coverage. We're going to take...

Garmin Voluntarily Recalls 1.25 Million Navigation Devices

Garmin Voluntarily Recalls 1.25 Million Navigation Devices

Don't you just hate it when you're driving down the highway and then, BAM, your GPS burst into flames, turning your Honda into a rolling fireball? That hasn't actually happened to us -- or anyone, for that matter -- and probably never will, but according to Garmin, some of its Nuvi Personal Navigation Devices contain potentially faulty batteries...

Windows 95 Turns 15 Years Old, Retired Since Age 6

Windows 95 Turns 15 Years Old, Retired Since Age 6

Everybody sing it with us now, "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you...you live in a zoo," and so forth. More accurately, Windows 95, which just turned 15 years old this week, lives on in infamy as a groundbreaking operating system that was light years ahead of its predecessors, and set the tone -- at least in terms of the GUI -- for...

Nokia Introduces Bargain 5250 Smartphone With 2.8" Touch Screen

Nokia Introduces Bargain 5250 Smartphone With 2.8" Touch Screen

Nokia still has some ways to go before they can reasonably compete with the iPhone 4 and the many other Android 2.x smartphones that are shipping today, but one area where no one has really considered the competition going is price. Pricing hasn't been a huge focal point for smartphones in America; most are just assumed to start at around...

Canon Introduces 120MP Camera Sensor

Canon Introduces 120MP Camera Sensor

One could say that the megapixel race as we know it is over, or it's at least less of an ordeal now than it used to be. Camera makers cranked up the megapixels as fast as they could for years, but now we've reached somewhat of a peak, or a plateau, maybe. But there's no question that camera makers will continue to push the megapixel envelope,...

Intel And Nokia Announced Joint Research Facility In Europe

Intel And Nokia Announced Joint Research Facility In Europe

ntel and Nokia aren't too similar. One focuses on cellphones, one focuses on processors. But both are major corporations with major faces in the technology world, and both stand to learn a lot from working with one another. In fact, they already have. The two have worked together in order to create MeeGo, which is the combination of Maemo...

EFF Calls Apple's Patent Application 'Traitorware'

EFF Calls Apple's Patent Application 'Traitorware'

The privacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation calls the Apple patent application for a method to monitor and perhaps disable jailbroken and unlocked iDevices "traitorware." They would call it spyware, they stated, but because of certain aspects of the technology involved, they preferred "traitorware." As we noted earlier, the Apple...

Sony Intros Translucent Mirror Technology Tech On New DSLRs

Sony Intros Translucent Mirror Technology Tech On New DSLRs

Ready for a new "world's first" in the DSLR space? Sony has one for you, actually...two! Sony is this week introducing new DSLR cameras powered by the world's first translucent mirror technology, which enables simultaneous auto focus and capture in an interchangeable lens camera. That's a mouthful to digest, but it's a huge leap forward for...

JVC To Ship PICSIO GC-WP10 And GC-FM2 HD Pocket Camcorders

JVC To Ship PICSIO GC-WP10 And GC-FM2 HD Pocket Camcorders

At this point, it's becoming difficult to keep track of all of the pocket camcorder options out there. The trend that Pure Digital started with the Flip Video is still going strong, and JVC has just debuted the PICSIO GC-WP10 and GC-FM2 in order to join the crowds. Both of these units are highly similar, arriving in a few color options and...

Craigslist Targeted by 17 State Attorneys General

Craigslist Targeted by 17 State Attorneys General

If Craigslist thought the suicide of the "Craigslist Killer," as well as the closure of its "Erotic Services" section (months ago) would move the focus of state Attorneys General away from it, it was sadly mistaken. The site was sent a letter on Tuesday demanding it shut down its new "Adult Services" section by 17 state AGs.  When Craigslist...

WD Powerline AV Network Kit Delivers Instant High Speed Connectivity

WD Powerline AV Network Kit Delivers Instant High Speed Connectivity

With the launch of its new WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit, WD is making it easy for consumers to stream HD videos to a home theater, transfer large files, or play multi-player online games throughout their homes without running network cables. The kit is HomePlug AV compatible and works with your existing electrical outlets to provide...

Sony Latest a560 DSLR Shoots Full HD Video

Sony Latest a560 DSLR Shoots Full HD Video

Sony expanded its α (alpha) line of DSLR cameras with the introduction of the new SLR-a560. This DSLR uses Sony's Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and is one of the few models in Sony's line to offer Multi-frame Noise Reduction, Sweep Panorama mode, 3D Sweep Panorama, and Full HD 1920x1080 60i video capture. This 14.2 megapixel camera also features...

Deal Of The Day: WD Caviar Blue 1TB For $60 At NewEgg

Deal Of The Day: WD Caviar Blue 1TB For $60 At NewEgg

This particular news post is short, sweet, and to the point. NewEgg has a 24 hour deal going on a Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB drive. Normally, this hard drive is $75, but if you order it using the promotion code EMCYWNR48, you'll save $15. That's just six cents per GB and it's the best storage deal we've seen in awhile.  The Caviar...

Asus X58 Rampage III Extreme Motherboard, Tested Burned-In

Asus X58 Rampage III Extreme Motherboard, Tested Burned-In

If you're in the market for an X58 motherboard, there are plenty of options available. A quick search fetches countless results that fill a wide range of price points. Budget conscious enthusiasts looking to save some scratch will be happy to find that almost every motherboard maker offers an X58 model under $200. On the other end of the spectrum,...

Dell Debuts Inspiron Mini 1018 Low-End Netbook With Atom N455

Dell Debuts Inspiron Mini 1018 Low-End Netbook With Atom N455

Another day, another netbook. This time, it's a new one from Dell, and it's another in the Inspiron Mini 10 lineup. Dell's Mini 10 range has been around for nearly as long as 10" netbooks have been around, and the new Mini 1018 borrows styling cues from the curvy Inspiron R notebook line and includes mostly just the basics at a lower price...

Iomega Touts Portable USB 3.0 HDDs at USB 2.0 Prices

Iomega Touts Portable USB 3.0 HDDs at USB 2.0 Prices

Do you hear that noise? That's the sound of Iomega tooting its own horn. Why, you ask? Iomega claims to be moving all of its USB 2.0 portable hard drives over to the new (and much faster) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, starting with the Iomega eGo lineup. But that isn't all. Iomega also promises that these newly spec'd drives won't cost a dime...

Kodak's PLAYTOUCH Pocket Camcorder Shoots 1080p For $230

Kodak's PLAYTOUCH Pocket Camcorder Shoots 1080p For $230

And just like that, the Flip Video craze continues. Pure Digital was once the only major company out there producing these pocket-friendly camcorders, but now a slew of other outfits have joined in. And Kodak's obviously not keen on missing the bandwagon. Following the release of their M590 camera comes the PLAYTOUCH, a new pocket camcorder...

Toshiba Reportedly on Pace to Launch First Glasses-Free 3D TV

Toshiba Reportedly on Pace to Launch First Glasses-Free 3D TV

It's hard to get your game on when, on your first date, you promise a home cooked meal followed by a viewing of Avatar in full 3D splendor. It's not that you can't cook -- if that's the case, order take-out before she gets there and pop it in the oven -- but there's just no way to look pimp wearing a pair of 3D glasses. No matter how you slice...

Demon Creates Broadband Service Just For Gamers

Demon Creates Broadband Service Just For Gamers

It's about time! For years, gamers have been fighting for respect. Most people don't take them seriously, though the gaming business is obviously a huge one. Razer makes a living from selling accessories to hardcore gamers, and gaming PC sales don't seem to be hurting. So if high-end mice and GPUs sell so well, why wouldn't a high-end Internet...

Buffalo Revamps DriveStation Family, Adds Single-Drive "Axis"

Buffalo Revamps DriveStation Family, Adds Single-Drive "Axis"

Looking to beef up your storage potential? Who isn't, right? Buffalo is one of the bigger names in the dedicated storage business, and today they are refreshing their DriveStation family. That's a pretty robust family, with the DriveStation Duo and DriveStation Quad (formerly Quattro) seeing updates. The new multi-drive external units ship...

Philly Tells Bloggers to Pay Up, For Biz Licenses

Philly Tells Bloggers to Pay Up, For Biz Licenses

Indeed, it's true that some make quite a bit of money from blogging. Some make almost nothing, however. Still, Philadelphia says "a business is a business" and has started to track down bloggers and force them to buy a $300 business license. According to a report from a Philadelphia news site (not blog!), one such blogger, Marilyn Bess, has...

AMD Discusses Details of Next-Generation Products

AMD Discusses Details of Next-Generation Products

At Hot Chips 22 today, AMD will be discussing new details of its Bobcat and Bulldozer processors—but don't be surprised if some of the new information sounds familiar. With the exception of a few tidbits on Bobcat's architecture and a new Bulldozer block diagram, much of what the company discussed with us recently...

App Blocked From App Store Because of User Registration?

App Blocked From App Store Because of User Registration?

Apple has rejected an update to the "Read It Later" iPhone app. It appears the reason is a strange one: the app requires a pre-registered account to function. Read It Later (both Pro and Free) allows users to bookmark and save pages for offline reading, and to sync your reading list between your iPhone, iPad, computers, and browsers. In a...

Dish Network to Try Its Hand at Delivering Online Content

Dish Network to Try Its Hand at Delivering Online Content

As the saying goes, you either run with the big dogs or stay on the porch. Dish Network has chosen the former, joining a growing number of content providers to jump on the online video bandwagon with a new video portal, DishOnline.com. This is Dish Network's take on "TV Everywhere," which will let users watch full episodes of movies online,...

Kodak Ships Digital Camera for Social Networking Addicts

Kodak Ships Digital Camera for Social Networking Addicts

Social networking nuts have reason to rejoice today. With the introduction of Kodak's EasyShare M590 digital camera, uploading pics to Facebook, Flickr, or wherever else it is you post your photos is as easy as pressing Kodak's exclusive Share Button, which is also capable of tagging photos and videos directly on the camera before whisking...

Intel's Pinetrail Atom N550 CPU Ships In 12 Netbooks Today

Intel's Pinetrail Atom N550 CPU Ships In 12 Netbooks Today

It's something that we have been clamoring for, and it's something that netbook users at large have been wanting for some time now, even if they didn't know it. We're talking about faster Atom processors. Intel's Atom platform has been lagging somewhat in our eyes over the past couple of years, but it has been hard to really knock the series...

Wink E-Reader Debuts In India With Massive Library

Wink E-Reader Debuts In India With Massive Library

Another day, another e-reader. Actually, it's another hour, another e-reader. There seems to be a never-ending flow of these guys, probably caused by the amazingly warm reception that Amazon's Kindle and the B&N Nook have received in North America. This particular rival, however, was made specifically for the Indian market, but the support...

PocketBook Teases ProBook E-Readers For IFA Introduction

PocketBook Teases ProBook E-Readers For IFA Introduction

The E-reader segment has been increasing in size for years now, and with Amazon pushing a new Kindle out of the door just weeks ago, it's clear that the demand isn't done yet. PocketBook is a company that few have heard of in the mainstream sector, but that may change once IFA starts up in Germany next month. The company has revealed that...

Virgin Mobile USA To Offer $40/Month Unlimited Mobile Data Plan

Virgin Mobile USA To Offer $40/Month Unlimited Mobile Data Plan

And this here is why competition is a great thing. When AT&T ditched their mobile unlimited plans in favor of tiered plans, most assumed that the other major operators would follow suit. We're still waiting on the edge of our seats to see if that'll happen, but for now, AT&T remains the lone player who won't give smartphone users unlimited...

 High-Tech Recycling Bins to Police Cleveland Residents

High-Tech Recycling Bins to Police Cleveland Residents

Big Brother is about to take a dive into Cleveland, OH's waste material, in a manner of speaking. High-tech garbage bins will make sure that Clevelanders are recycling, at least some of the time. The way it will work is as follows: the recycling and garbage bins will be fitted with RFID tags. If a recycling bin hasn't been taken out for weeks,...

Apple Files Big-Brotherish Patent to Detect, Kill Jailbroken Devices

Apple Files Big-Brotherish Patent to Detect, Kill Jailbroken Devices

A patent application doesn't necessarily mean such an idea will ever see the light of day, but iPhone jailbreakers should take note of this news, anyway. Apple has reportedly applied for patent for methodology of not just detecting jailbroken or unlocked iPhones, but also killing them, if necessary. It's true that if you read carefully through...

Best Buy To Stock Numerous Slates This Holiday Season

Best Buy To Stock Numerous Slates This Holiday Season

Ever since the launch of the iPad, companies from all areas  of the market have been scrambling to create something competitive in order to catch the latest wave of ultra-portable computing. Tablet PCs have been around for years, but the newer breed of slim, useful tablets with multimedia capabilities are demanding attention. Up until...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 FleX 1GB @ Tweaktown Motherboards and Chipsets: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R review @ t-break Processors: [Tech ARP] CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 2.7 Memory and Storage: Vantec NexStar CB-SATAU3 SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter @ Tweaktown OCZ 60GB Agility 2 SATA II SSD Review at CCE Reviews Kingston SSDNow V (Gen 2) 30...

Malware partly blamed for Fatal 2008 Spanair Crash

Malware partly blamed for Fatal 2008 Spanair Crash

Malware has been implicated as a contributing factor in a Spanair plane crash that killed 154 people two years ago Friday. The crash of Spanair flight JK 5022 occurred just after takeoff, two years ago, on August 20, 2008. The crash was Spain's deadliest in 25 years. Only 18 of the 172 passengers and crew survived. The plane, a McDonnell Douglas...

Ricoh Introduces CX4 10MP Shooter

Ricoh Introduces CX4 10MP Shooter

We've seen camera announcements from Nikon and Canon within the last week, and now it's Ricoh's turn. The new CX4 is a 10 megapixel camera with a rear-illuminated CMOS sensor. The Ricoh CX4 is a successor to the CX3. Like its predecessor, the CX4 has a wide-angle lens with a 10.7x optical zoom lens, f/3.5-5.6 brightness, and a 3-inch LCD with...

Vizio Ships New XVT HDTVs, All With 802.11n Internet Apps Access

Vizio Ships New XVT HDTVs, All With 802.11n Internet Apps Access

It's been some time since we've had any new HDTVs from Vizio to consider, but it looks like the company that's fighting it out with Samsung for the #1 spot in America has a few new higher-end models for those back to school apartment shoppers. The company's XVT series is expanding, with the new sets offering Full Array TruLED LCDs designed...

Sony Introduces Two New Gaming Headsets, One With 7.1 Audio

Sony Introduces Two New Gaming Headsets, One With 7.1 Audio

Anytime a company can attach "gaming" to the front of a product, it usually ends well for them. Gamers flock to anything that they think is built specifically for them, but lately the term has been watered down somewhat. We've got gaming mice, gaming keyboards, even gaming mouse pads. Do all of these things actually cater to the needs of the...

Dell Sees Nice Profit Bump In Q2 2011 Earnings

Dell Sees Nice Profit Bump In Q2 2011 Earnings

There have been a few rumors flying around that Dell's CEO may be in at least a little bit of hot water, but nothing conclusive has come of it. And these results may ensure that Michael Dell will remain at the helm for some time to come. The company's 2Q 2011 fiscal year report just came out, and that includes a rather nice bump in revenue...

iPhone 3G's iOS 4 issues addressed soon: Jobs

iPhone 3G's iOS 4 issues addressed soon: Jobs

There have been many complaints about the performance of iOS 4.0.x on the older iPhone 3G model, in that the two-year-old model, while supported on iOS 4, runs horribly on the new OS. While Apple has acknowledged the issue, and begun actively investigating it, there hasn't been much real news about a release to fix the issue, until now. The...

LG Confirms Plans To Use Tegra Chip

LG Confirms Plans To Use Tegra Chip

Earlier this week, LG Electronics confirmed plans to use a dual-core processor from NVIDIA in its line of Optimus smartphones. This is a big win for NVIDIA, which has been working hard to expand beyond graphics chips for PCs and enter the smartphone market with its Tegra chip. To date, we haven't seen many noteworthy smartphones use the Tegra...

ioSafe Adds USB 3.0 And eSATA To SoloPRO External Hard Drive

ioSafe Adds USB 3.0 And eSATA To SoloPRO External Hard Drive

If you need rugged, fireproof storage, there are only a few companies you can call. Requiring that your data be able to withstand both fire and flood is a pretty niche requirement, but we fully understand that some of you have data that's top secret. Not that we know who you are, but we digress. ioSafe has been providing such a service for...

ZTE Brings First Phone To Verizon: More To Come?

ZTE Brings First Phone To Verizon: More To Come?

It's not that this phone in particular will make you dump your iPhone and come running, but it's yet another newcomer that can add some needed competition to the handset space in America. ZTE is a huge, well known company in Asia, and they do have some business here in North America as well. But up until now, it has been pretty impossible...

Sanyo's Xacti VPC-PD2BK Pocket Camcorder Captures 1080p And 10MP Images

Sanyo's Xacti VPC-PD2BK Pocket Camcorder Captures 1080p And 10MP Images

Pocket camcorders have come a long way. They started out almost entirely made from one single company, Pure Digital, and the Flip branding has now bled over into a generic term for a camcorder that fits in your pocket. Today, the world has a lot more options to choose from, including a new one from Sanyo. The company is expanding their long...

Polaroid Now Making 3D Glasses: Who Woulda Thunk It?

Polaroid Now Making 3D Glasses: Who Woulda Thunk It?

Wow, what a difference a few years makes. It wasn't too long ago that Polaroid was cranking out camera after camera meant to show images just moments after they were shot. A downfall and ownership change later, and now the namesake is latching onto a bandwagon rather than starting one of their own. 3D is obviously all the rage these days,...

Intel And Micron Create Smaller, More Portable NAND Flash Modules

Intel And Micron Create Smaller, More Portable NAND Flash Modules

In general, bigger is better. But not always. Sometimes, smaller is better. But sometimes, smaller can lead to bigger, which is definitely better. Got all that? If you're a memory expert, you probably have no trouble understanding that, as the smaller the process technologies become, the bigger flash storage capacities get. Tighter packed...

Canon Introduces Three New PowerShots

Canon Introduces Three New PowerShots

With the announcement of the PowerShot S95, the SD4500 IS, and the SX130 IS digital cameras, Canon is adding three new high-performance PowerShot cameras to its lineup. All three new models can capture HD video. In addition, the S95 and SD4500 IS cameras both incorporate Canon's HS (High Sensitivity) system for capturing better photos in low-light...

Barnes & Noble NOOK App Graces iPad, iPhone and PC

Barnes & Noble NOOK App Graces iPad, iPhone and PC

If you thought that the Kindle had everything wrapped up tight with a bow on top, think again. The Barnes & Noble NOOK has really taken off of late, particularly the platform. In other words, the NOOK has infiltrated a number of areas aside from the physical e-reader itself, with B&N this week announcing a new NOOK iPhone app, an overhauled...

Nikon Introduces D3100 DSLR With 1080p Video Recording

Nikon Introduces D3100 DSLR With 1080p Video Recording

Nikon is targeting a wide range of photographers with its new D3100 DSLR. This 14.2-megapixel camera is the successor to Nikon's D3000. It offers a number of features for the more advanced photographer but also has some of the technologies you'd find in a compact, point and shoot model from Nikon's COOLPIX line. What's really cool about the...

Olympus Debuts mju-7050, FE-5050 and FE-4050 P&S Cameras

Olympus Debuts mju-7050, FE-5050 and FE-4050 P&S Cameras

In need of a new camera? Aren't willing to go the DSLR route? Olympus has three new point and shoot options out today, none of which are highly complex. But that said, they all include the basics, and they all posses a sense of style. And in a pinch, that's what you need to get you through. The new mju-7050, FE-5050 and FE-4050 have arrived,...

Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Keyboard May Be "The One"

Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Keyboard May Be "The One"

We have a distinct love for mechanical keyboards around here, and we're always on the lookout for any new competitors. They aren't nearly as easy to locate as membrane keyboards, but the ones that are available are generally top-notch and built for gamers. But Razer claims that the units already out there simply don't live up to their new...

IDC Claims AMD's Server Market Share Fell 33 Percent Last Quarter

IDC Claims AMD's Server Market Share Fell 33 Percent Last Quarter

When AMD released its second quarter financial results last month it didn't say much about server volumes or market share, save to note that its performance "met expectations." The major news of the call turned out to be the company's decision to pull Bobcat's launch into 2010 and push Llano into 2011, which defrayed most conversation on market...

T-Mobile Adds First HSPA+ Phone With G2

T-Mobile Adds First HSPA+ Phone With G2

T-Mobile is adding the G2 phone to its lineup of Android smartphones. The new G2 is also the wireless carrier's first phone to take advantage of T-Mobile's HSPA+ network. The T-Mobile G1 was the world's first Android-powered phone. It launched nearly two years ago. Now, its successor, the T-Mobile G2 is here to continue the revolution. What's...

iBUYPOWER Launches New Super-Cooled Paladin XLC

iBUYPOWER Launches New Super-Cooled Paladin XLC

iBUYPOWER introduced the new super-cooled Paladin XLC in an exclusive NZXT Red Phantom chassis. As the latest addition to the XLC (Extreme Liquid Cooling) line, the new Paladin XLC is cooled by Asetek’s maintenance free 240mm large radiator liquid cooling system. The system is powered by an Intel Core i7 Processor. The NZXT Red Phantom...

Qualcomm Plans To Launch Extra-Snappy Dual-Core Snapdragon By Q4

Qualcomm Plans To Launch Extra-Snappy Dual-Core Snapdragon By Q4

When Apple launched the iPad last April, Qualcomm's Snapdragon QSD8250 was a popular point of comparison. The results, if you were a Qualcomm fan, were a bit disappointing. Clock-for-clock, the 1GHz A4 generally whomped all over the 1GHz Snapdragon. To be fair, this could also be the result of unoptimized software or strict power conservation...

Federal Prosecutors Won't File Charges In Laptop Spying Case

Federal Prosecutors Won't File Charges In Laptop Spying Case

It's been a few months since we heard much from the Lower Merion school district (LMSD) and the allegations of improper conduct, voyeuristic behavior, and civil rights violations leveled against administration employees and the vice principal of Harriton High School, Lindy Matsko. The case and accompanying federal investigation have been percolating...

Microsoft Reveals Tight Xbox Live Integration With Windows Phone 7

Microsoft Reveals Tight Xbox Live Integration With Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 is coming this holiday season, and Microsoft just revealed one of its biggest features at the GamesCom event in Germany: Xbox integration. That's right. Microsoft's new mobile operating system will be tightly integrated with one of the world's most popular gaming platforms, giving it a huge leg-up over the rivals. Even though...

Verizon Field Test Shows Near-Gigabit Internet Transmissions

Verizon Field Test Shows Near-Gigabit Internet Transmissions

Verizon's FiOS fiber network has always been impressive and it has always been promising compared to standard coax networks.  The mere thought of having a fiber-optic link direct to your home has been quite appealing to many. But a few months ago, Verizon reportedly decided to pause, or halt altogether, their roll out of more FiOS locales....

iPad Sales Chomp Into Asus' EeeXpectations

iPad Sales Chomp Into Asus' EeeXpectations

Much of the discussion on the iPad's purported disruptive effect on the computer industry has focused on devices like Amazon's Kindle. A recent announcement from Asus, however, indicates the iPad has hit the netbook industry hard. This news tops off a rather wretched Q2 for the company—total sales revenue was $2.29 billion, down 6.6...

Lenovo ThinkCenter M90z All-In-One Review

Lenovo ThinkCenter M90z All-In-One Review

Lenovo has been making a push in touch-enabled products as of late. A few months back, we tested one of the company's first touchscreen-enabled ThinkPad notebooks (and an IdeaPad, for that matter). Regardless, the company isn't exactly a household name when it comes to touch-enabled products, but with Windows 7's built in touch capabilities,...

Intel to Shore Up HW Security with McAfee Buy

Intel to Shore Up HW Security with McAfee Buy

Some signaled the death knell of security firms like Symantec and McAfee after Microsoft released its free Microsoft Security Essentials product. That hasn't been the case, however, and Intel sure doesn't feel that way, or it wouldn't have bought security giant McAfee for $7.68 billion, as it did on Thursday. The deal is all-cash, and...

Fusion-io Flaunts New ioMemory Module

Fusion-io Flaunts New ioMemory Module

Fusion-io has been blazing its own trail ever since the company was founded in 2006, tweaking technology to fit the kind of high speed products the company likes to release. Having seemingly hit a ceiling in PCI Express-based SSDs, Fusion-io has now gone and developed a new ioMemory module that will set the foundation for Fusion-io's next...

Samsung Launches Speedy S2 Portable Hard Drive

Samsung Launches Speedy S2 Portable Hard Drive

Sure, Intel isn't quite ready to dive into USB 3.0 territory with its chipsets, but that hasn't stopped computer peripheral makers from launching SuperSpeed devices nonetheless. The latest comes from Samsung, which just unveiled its S2 Portable 3.0. This sleek and spunky 2.5-inch external drive is built for speed, and as such it comes configured...

Kinect Shipping November 10th; Microsoft Talks Up Windows Phone 7 Integration

Kinect Shipping November 10th; Microsoft Talks Up Windows Phone 7 Integration

Microsoft's Kinect system stands a good chance to revolutionize the console gaming world again, much like the Wii did a few years ago. Enabling full body control of games is something that may convince even casual gamers to devote more time to their console, and it's pretty clear that people are excited about the notion. The real question...

Flash Player 10.1 Final Build Now Available For Nexus One

Flash Player 10.1 Final Build Now Available For Nexus One

Yep, it's finally here! Flash Player 10.1 has finally been made official for Google's Nexus One, enabling it to play back Flash content and display Flash websites in a way that the iPod touch, iPad and iPhone can only dream of doing. The N1 has had a beta version for a while now, one that we mentioned (and loved) in our Android 2.2 review....

Flight Simulator Set to Soar Again

Flight Simulator Set to Soar Again

The future of Microsoft's acclaimed and beloved Flight Simulator product has been up in the air since early in 2009, when layoffs hit Flight Simulator staff. In fact, there hadn't been a refresh of the franchise since 2006. Until now. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the latest revision of the game, dropping the "Simulator" portion of the name...

Toshiba Details Hard Drive Density Innovation

Toshiba Details Hard Drive Density Innovation

Ever since SSDs began to hit the mass market several years ago, analysts have tied themselves in knots attempting to predict when solid state drives would reach price parity with their magnetic counterparts. This isn't expected to occur anytime in the immediate future—SSDs remain some 34x more expensive than HDDs when compared in terms...

Nokia Combines Keypad With Touch Display In New X3

Nokia Combines Keypad With Touch Display In New X3

There are a number of cell phones on the market today that offer either a touchscreen or a physical keyboard but not both. Nokia's latest phone gives users the best of both worlds by marrying a traditional 12 button phone keypad with a 2.4-inch QVGA touchscreen. The new Nokia X3 is Nokia's first 'Touch and Type' phone that offers both input...

Pandigital Launches Second eReader

Pandigital Launches Second eReader

In May, we learned of Pandigital's entry into the eReader market. Now, Pandigital is now offering its second Pandigital Novel eReader. The latest Pandigital Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader (model PRD07T20WBL1) comes with integrated Barnes & Noble eBookstore. It also has a high-gloss black bezel and a matte touchscreen display for...

iPhone mappiness App to Map U.K. Happiness

iPhone mappiness App to Map U.K. Happiness

On Monday, the London School of Economics launched a project designed to "map happiness" in the U.K. Indeed, we are not kidding. The iPhone application called "mappiness" will be used to help researchers map "happiness across space in the U.K." After installing and setting up the free app, users will receive a notification on their iPhone...

Instant Action Goes Live With Instant Jam, Embeddable Gaming Commences

Instant Action Goes Live With Instant Jam, Embeddable Gaming Commences

The GamesCom conference has begun this week in Germany, and so the gaming news is obviously flowing from Europe. Instant Action is a U.S.-based startup that got their initial services underway in one form or another earlier this year, but now their first actual software is going live. It's a big moment for the company, but it may just be an...

A History of The Internet: From Concept To Napster and Facebook (Infographic)

A History of The Internet: From Concept To Napster and Facebook (Infographic)

Do you recall a day when the Internet was first referred to as the "Intergalactic Network?"  Perhaps you recall a little company called CompuServe?  Okay, you're dating yourself now, so be careful.  The sad truth is we recall CompuServe all too well and a few other milestones along the way in this interesting infographic sent...

OmniVision's High-End Webcam Chip Sees In Ultra-Low Light

OmniVision's High-End Webcam Chip Sees In Ultra-Low Light

Some areas of technology improve rather rapidly. There is intense competition in the CPU and GPU space, so those products generally improve many times over the course of a year. But some lesser things, like webcams, don't improve nearly as quickly. Particularly webcams that are built into the bezels of notebooks. But that means that some companies...

Logitech's Latest Keyboard will Light Up Your Life (But Only When it's Dark)

Logitech's Latest Keyboard will Light Up Your Life (But Only When it's Dark)

Night owls have a new wireless keyboard to swoon over, as do daytime warriors. It's Logitech's just-released "Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800" (we'll just call it the K800), a nifty plank sporting ambient light and motion sensors to help deliver just the right amount of backlight. That means you can expect the rechargeable battery to hold...

Sony Shoves More Storage Capacity into New PS3 Models

Sony Shoves More Storage Capacity into New PS3 Models

Never has there been a better time to be a console junkie. That's because your gaming dollar stretches a lot farther today than it did when the current crop of the 'big 3' gaming consoles were first released (Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3), with new models boasting bigger feature-sets, and in some cases, lower prices....

Broadband Half as Fast as Advertised: FCC

Broadband Half as Fast as Advertised: FCC

High-speed Internet service is only half as fast as advertised, according to an FCC report released this week. It is already bad enough that the U.S. trails a significant number of countries in terms of broadband speed, despite having invented the Internet. It is possibly because ISPs offer speeds of "up to" X Mbps that this difference...

Texas Instruments Debuts New DaVinci DM37x Video Processors For Future Handhelds

Texas Instruments Debuts New DaVinci DM37x Video Processors For Future Handhelds

CPUs and GPUs get a lot of attention in the desktop and notebook worlds, but a lot fewer people give the same consideration to CPUs and GPUs in mobile devices. Texas Instruments makes this their business, though, and with tablets, navigation devices, media players and smartphones becoming so much more important these days, TI may have a much...

Uni-Pixel Screen Overlays Aim To Kill Fingerprints Before They Stick

Uni-Pixel Screen Overlays Aim To Kill Fingerprints Before They Stick

One of the most annoying things about getting a new electronic toy, aside from the general lack of batteries that are included these days, is just how well they pick up fingerprints. If it's a glossy notebook lid, a glossy LCD touch panel, or just a glossy-backed portable media player, it's impossible to get fingerprints off of your gizmos...

Intel Buys Texas Instruments’ Cable Modem Unit

Intel Buys Texas Instruments’ Cable Modem Unit

Intel may be the world's largest chipmaker, but when it comes to processors found in consumer electronics devices, the company has struggled to compete against ARM. In an effort to expand the use of its Atom microprocessors in consumer electronics devices, Intel has purchased Texas Instruments' cable modem chip division. Intel to Acquire Texas...

Nikon's New Camera Doubles As A Projector For Your PC

Nikon's New Camera Doubles As A Projector For Your PC

Nikon recently added two new compact cameras to its lineup. The new COOLPIX S1100pj broadens your ability to share photos, documents, and more with its built-in projector and ability to connect to your computer via USB. When connected to a PC, the camera can project anything that is displayed on the computer screen or JPEG images saved on...

Intel Expands Atom Line With Two New Processors

Intel Expands Atom Line With Two New Processors

Intel is expanding its line of energy-efficient Intel Atom processors with the introduction of two new Atom processors. The new 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor D425 single-core and D525 dual-core will support the new memory technology known as DDR3 SODIMM (double-data-rate three small outline dual in-line memory modules). In addition the processors...

MSI Introduces Core i5-Powered FX400 14" Notebook

MSI Introduces Core i5-Powered FX400 14" Notebook

MSI has what feels like a never-ending supply of notebooks coming out these days, and the flow is continuing today with the formal introduction of the FX400. It's a classic machine, with few flashy exterior features but plenty of solid components inside for those in need of a fairly standard on-the-go machine. It's a 14" machine, so the size...

Zotac GTX 480 Amp Edition Video Card Review

Zotac GTX 480 Amp Edition Video Card Review

Zotac's GeForce GTX 480 Amp! Edition was designed to address some of the issues found in NVIDIA’s reference design. One look and it's easy to see that this is an extreme graphics card, made for hardcore enthusiasts. What makes us say that? With a core frequency of 756MHz, 1512MHz shaders, and 950MHz memory, this is the fastest GTX 480...

MSI's FX600 Notebook Lands on U.S. Shores

MSI's FX600 Notebook Lands on U.S. Shores

MSI's 15.6-inch FX600 has finally sailed into port here in the U.S., bringing with it a high-end THX sound system, a checkered exterior with anti-fingerprint coating, a textured multi-touch touchpad, and other cargo quickly becoming standard features on MSI notebooks. "With the FX600 standing out amongst the competition this season, those...

FujiFilm's Latest Digicam Does 3D Photos and Movies

FujiFilm's Latest Digicam Does 3D Photos and Movies

Most of you already see the world in 3D, so why not come out with a camera that takes 3D photos and movies? One reason would be that you already tried that and, well, things didn't turn out so hot. But rather than tuck its tail between its legs and give up, FujiFlim has stormed back to the market with its FinePix RealPix Real 3D W3, the followup...

Panasonic Debuts VIERA GT25 Line Of 3D Plasma HDTVs

Panasonic Debuts VIERA GT25 Line Of 3D Plasma HDTVs

3D has conquered the cinema, it's on the way to conquering 3D gaming on the PC, and after that, it's planning on taking over your living room. But what if you have no real interest in watching 3D content? If you're a gamer, there's still a chance to hook you, and that's Panasonic's plans with their newest 3D HDTVs. The company, at CES 2010,...

MSI's 10.1" WindPad 100 Tablet Appears With Docking Station

MSI's 10.1" WindPad 100 Tablet Appears With Docking Station

It's a foregone conclusion that just about every notebook and PC maker will be at least thinking of making a tablet over the next year. Apple's iPad has sold well over 3 million units in only a few months, so it has become clear to everyone else that the market exists. Now, it's time for them to capitalize. MSI is mostly know for their all-in-one...

NVIDIA And Rambus Move On With Patent License Agreement

NVIDIA And Rambus Move On With Patent License Agreement

NVIDIA has a history of picking bones with companies. They've created quite a riff between themselves and Intel, for example, and their CEO is one of the least reserved in the entire tech industry. If he feels like saying something, he'll say it. We like the bravado, but it has put the company into awkward spots before. One long standing disagreement...

NVIDIA And 2K Games Host Mafia II Parties, Invite You As VIP

NVIDIA And 2K Games Host Mafia II Parties, Invite You As VIP

Excited for Mafia II? Really excited? Really, really excited? Excited enough to take a little time off and join a party to celebrate the launch of Mafia II? 2K Games and NVIDIA are holding a joint Mafia II line of launch events (called "Community Events") over the next few weekends, with Chicago, Miami and New York City as the cities to party...

Is Apple Working On A Contactless iPhone Payment System?

Is Apple Working On A Contactless iPhone Payment System?

After Apple recently hired an expert in near field communication (NFC) technology, there is speculation that Apple could be working on a contactless payment system for its iPhone. Benjamin Vigier has been working with near field communication technology since 2004. Vigier is now the new product manager for mobile commerce at Apple. Most recently,...

MSI Big Bang XPower Review: X58, Military Style

MSI Big Bang XPower Review: X58, Military Style

The MSI XPower series of motherboards is clearly designed to curry favor with overclocking enthusiasts and the high-end gamers Asus has targeted with its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand. The XPower packs full support for all the latest buzzwords and capabilities, but MSI is also claiming to offer certain unique features that other manufacturers...

Eurocom Cracks The 3TB Barrier In Notebooks

Eurocom Cracks The 3TB Barrier In Notebooks

Thanks to Seagate hard drives which have reduced in size from 12.5 mm to 9.5 mm, Eurocom has been able to crack the 3TB 7200rpm barrier in its Mobile Servers and Mobile Workstations. With these smaller drives, Eurocom has been able to put up to four hard drives in its D900F Panther, X8100 Leopard, and the upcoming EUROCOM X7200 Panther...

Voice Actions For Android Enables Spoken Command Support

Voice Actions For Android Enables Spoken Command Support

Voice commands are a feature on phones, cars and other devices that frequently get under-utilized. Most people say that these services don't recognize their voice well enough, and it just seems too complicated to mess with when all you're trying to do can also be accomplished by mashing a button or two. Android has supported spoken commands...

Starbucks Highlights New Content Portal: Free Material On Free Wi-Fi

Starbucks Highlights New Content Portal: Free Material On Free Wi-Fi

Ah, so now it all makes sense. Starbucks surprised us all by announcing that the Wi-Fi in all of their corporate stores would be switching from a paid access model to a 100% free access model earlier this year, but there seemed to be no catch at all. It was a curious move. Some suggested that this could be in order to attract more consumers...

AIS Releases Rugged Vehicle PC for Adventurous Drivers

AIS Releases Rugged Vehicle PC for Adventurous Drivers

Lock up the netbook, put away the eBook reader, and for Heaven's sake man, hide that wimpy tablet. While you're at it, go ahead and shuttle all of your other mobile devices out of sight, because AIS's new 12.1-inch Rugged Vehicle Computer (RVC) will eat all those for breakfast. It's not that AIS's RVC comes equipped with high-end components...

Asus Preps $300 Grayscale Linux Tablet for October Release

Asus Preps $300 Grayscale Linux Tablet for October Release

Word all over the Web this morning is that Asus is planning a $300 tablet for the back to school crowd. It will run a special version of Linux, and barring an unforeseen hiccups, you can expect the device to hit the retail segment in October. Make no mistake though, this thing isn't being designed to take on the iPad. A more likely rival is...

Chrome To Phone Pipes Desktop Sessions To Android Smartphones

Chrome To Phone Pipes Desktop Sessions To Android Smartphones

It's pretty obvious that innovation is in the blood at Google, and the company's latest is proof of that. It's a feature that mobile owners have longed for, and while we do wish that Firefox was also supported, this new Chrome to Phone feature may actually increase Chrome browser usage by Android owners. Yes, it's that significant. Chrome...

Star Wars Box Set Coming To Blu-ray In Fall 2011

Star Wars Box Set Coming To Blu-ray In Fall 2011

It's coming, Star Wars fans. The question is: are you ready? For the first time ever, the Star Wars saga in its entirety will be available on Blu-ray, the highest resolution home film format yet. It's an announcement that fans have been waiting for, but the painful part is waiting from now until this time next year. That's right, this amazing...

Half of Current Verizon Customers Jonesing for the iPhone

Half of Current Verizon Customers Jonesing for the iPhone

It's hard to say if this new report is worse for AT&T or for the Android smartphone platform. A report by market research firm Morplace indicates that more than half of current Verizon customers are at least "somewhat likely" to purchase a Verizon iPhone if such were to be offered. It makes sense that current Verizon customers would be...

Policeman Files "BlackBerry Overtime" Lawsuit

Policeman Files "BlackBerry Overtime" Lawsuit

It's been discussed for years, so-called "BlackBerry Overtime." It's the concept of employees, saddled with BlackBerrys, working overtime because of responding to emails off-hours. Now a Chicago Police Sergeant is suing the city for overtime back pay. It's true that nowadays workers seem to be required to check their email after hours, and...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum 1 GB @ techPowerUp Sapphire HD 5770 FLEX Review @ Neoseeker Western Digital WD TV Live Plus Review @ TechReviewSource.com Sapphire Radeon 5770 FleX @ PureOverclock Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Flex Video Card Review @ Ninjalane Sapphire HD 5770 FleX Review @ OCC Sapphire ATI 5770 1gig Flex Edition Video...

Verizon's FiOS TV To Host First 3D NFL Game Of 2010 Season

Verizon's FiOS TV To Host First 3D NFL Game Of 2010 Season

3D is here to stay, for a while anyway. And that means that 3D content will slowly but surely arrive to catch up with the 3D hardware that's already out there. Programming is sure to scare for some time, as not many programs are even equipped with the cameras to shoot in 3D, and not all content will be shot in 3D. With HD, everything could...

Apple Manager Indicted Over Supplier Kickbacks

Apple Manager Indicted Over Supplier Kickbacks

On Friday, federal authorities arrested a midlevel Apple global supply manager, Paul Shin Devine, for accepting kickbacks worth over $1 million from half a dozen unnamed Asian suppliers. The federal indictment named both Devine and Andrew Ang, of Singapore, on 23 counts of wire fraud, money laundering and kickbacks. According to the indictment,...

Adaptxt Targets Nokia Users With Updated Predictive Text App

Adaptxt Targets Nokia Users With Updated Predictive Text App

Last month, we told you about a cool new predictive text application for Android smartphones called SwiftKey. Though the app is definitely cool, SwiftKey isn't the only predictive text application available. In fact, Adaptxt recently came out with a new intelligent language software app that specifically targets Nokia smartphone users. The...

Samsung Seek Is Boost Mobile's First Touch/QWERTY Smartphone

Samsung Seek Is Boost Mobile's First Touch/QWERTY Smartphone

The biggest problem facing prepaid mobile carriers isn't the pricing. In many cases, their pricing is far better than the major postpaid carriers. But aside from a lack of marketing at times, the phone selection is the biggest obstacle. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon manage to land the best phones, and when consumers want the best...

Color And Touch-Enabled E Ink Panels Rumored For Next Year

Color And Touch-Enabled E Ink Panels Rumored For Next Year

Amazon's third generation Kindle recently launched, and aside from a frame that's a bit thinner, controls that are nicer, the inclusion of games and a slight user interface overhaul, it's the same as the first. The main attraction, the E Ink panel, hasn't changed all that much. It's brighter and sharper now, but it's still E Ink. It still...

Cox To Start Selling TiVo Premiere DVRs, Will Others Follow?

Cox To Start Selling TiVo Premiere DVRs, Will Others Follow?

Well, it's about time. For years now, TiVo has been fighting an interesting problem. They essentially created the DVR service that we know and use today, but they have been struggling forever to make profits and acquire new subscribers. How so? Cable companies were able to duplicate the experience, and although it's not nearly as robust, it's...

Microsoft Launching IE 9 Beta On Sept. 15; Will It Rival Firefox And Chrome?

Microsoft Launching IE 9 Beta On Sept. 15; Will It Rival Firefox And Chrome?

The "September" time frame was confirmed already, but the next major installment of Internet Explorer now has a firm launch date: September 15. That's the date that Microsoft has set for the debut of the first IE9 beta, which is the company's first major attempt to battle the advancements made by Chrome and Firefox over the past months and...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Visiontek Radeon HD 4670 x2 Review @ Neoseeker Funky Kit Review: HIS Radeon HD 5770 IceQ5 (1Gb GDDR5) MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC Video Card Review @ BmR Sparkle Gold Class Series 1000W Power Supply Review at Overclockers Online Motherboards and Chipsets: ASRock 880G Extreme3 & 890FX Deluxe3 @ Phoronix Legion Hardware - (Gigabyte...

Clean Your Touchscreens for Security's Sake

Clean Your Touchscreens for Security's Sake

At the Usenix security conference, an "unusual" but still useful study was discussed. It involved using the smudges on touch screens to break into smartphones, among other devices. The study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania focused on smartphone touch screens, but researchers added that such "smudge attacks" could be applied...

Dr. Martens USB Boot Drive: A Boot In More Ways Than One

Dr. Martens USB Boot Drive: A Boot In More Ways Than One

Boot drives. Pretty simple to understand, right? It's a hard drive or solid state drive (usually), internal or external, used to boot up into a given operating system. Well, that used to be the definition. Now, mentioning "boot drive" takes on an entirely new meaning. Dr. Martens, which is a boot company that has been around for years and...

Delta Starts Selling Flights On Facebook

Delta Starts Selling Flights On Facebook

Delta Air Lines and Alvenda are teaming up to give users the ability to book flights with friends directly on Facebook. Touted as the travel industry’s first ecommerce capability on Facebook, this initial release of Delta's Ticket Window lets users book a flight and share arrival times with their Facebook friends directly from the confirmation...

TweetDeck Beta Comes To Android, Stirs Up Quite The Fuss

TweetDeck Beta Comes To Android, Stirs Up Quite The Fuss

The Android faithful were pretty happy when Twitter launched their official mobile app on Google's mobile OS, and now they have another reason to celebrate. The app that's largely considered the best Twitter app for iPad (and Mac) is now official on Android, and it's making waves across the Web as it looks to put the official Twitter app in...

Alienware Desktops Now Shipping With Optional Killer 2100 NIC

Alienware Desktops Now Shipping With Optional Killer 2100 NIC

Bigfoot Networks has made a name for themselves in a very unique and rare market. There are only a finite number of hardcore gamers willing to pay extra for something like a souped up NIC card, but obviously more than a few are handing over their cash in order to have their ping times lowered. Any true gamer knows that ping times are the difference...

Sprint Loses Exec Leading 4G

Sprint Loses Exec Leading 4G

In the past week, we've seen high-profile executives from HP and Apple leave their companies. Now, we've gotten word that Sprint will also be losing one of its top product development veterans. Earlier this week, a spokeswoman from Sprint confirmed that Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of product and technology development, will be...

Seagate & Samsung Partner To Develop Controller Technology For Enterprise SSDs

Seagate & Samsung Partner To Develop Controller Technology For Enterprise SSDs

Seagate and Samsung are teaming up to develop and cross-license controller technologies for solid state drive (SSD) storage devices. In doing so, the companies hope to satisfy the needs of enterprise storage applications by offering high levels of performance, reliability and endurance. The partnership will combine Seagate's leadership in...

Garnter: Smartphone Shipments Up, Prices Down

Garnter: Smartphone Shipments Up, Prices Down

This has been a banner year so far for the mobile device market, which saw sales skyrocket to 325.6 million units in the second quarter alone, says market research firm Gartner. That's a 13.8 percent increase over the same period one year ago, and it's largely thanks to the smartphone frenzy that's sweeping the globe. According to Gartner,...

Axon Builds Tablet You Can Hackintosh, Does Windows and Linux Too

Axon Builds Tablet You Can Hackintosh, Does Windows and Linux Too

All this time we thought the way to one-up Apple's iPad was to build a Windows- or Android-based tablet with all the features the iPad neglects. Boy were we off, or so hopes a company called Axon Logic. Never heard of them? If history is any indication, you soon will. That's because Axon has gone and put together a tablet -- the Axon Haptic...

Asus 14" U43F Bamboo Core i5 Notebook Review

Asus 14" U43F Bamboo Core i5 Notebook Review

There was a significant influx of CULV based notebooks earlier in the year, due in part to their excellent balance between power, performance, and price. While CULV based machines were a good fit for many users who didn't want to sacrifice much performance for longer battery life, CULV notebooks are being introduced at a less rapid pace these...

Netflix To See New(er) Release Streaming From Paramount, Lionsgate And MGM

Netflix To See New(er) Release Streaming From Paramount, Lionsgate And MGM

The Netflix value proposal just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. It's nice enough that any customer with a $9/month or larger by-mail DVD plan can stream unlimited content from the company's Watch Instantly library, but now that library is about to get a huge boost. One of the main complaints about Netflix's instant streaming service is...

More And More Universities Cut Landlines From Dorm Rooms

More And More Universities Cut Landlines From Dorm Rooms

It already happened in the home, and now it's happening on college campuses everywhere: landline phones are vanishing. With the proliferation of cellphones, it has made it harder and harder for landline services to prove necessary. Even VoIP-based services such as digital phone from a cable company or Vonage seem limited in use, with the only...

Logitech Introduces Ergonomic, Long-Lasting Wireless Combo MK 520

Logitech Introduces Ergonomic, Long-Lasting Wireless Combo MK 520

If you're in need of a new wireless mouse and keyboard, one usual suspect has a new combo to offer. Logitech has just introduced their new Wireless Combo MK520, which bundles a full-size mouse-and-keyboard that features one-touch media controls.   At a glance, the overall design seems rather simple; there's no split design for ergonomics...

Net Neutrality Protest Planned for Noon at Google HQ

Net Neutrality Protest Planned for Noon at Google HQ

The Google - Verizon net neutrality policy proposal that was unveiled on Monday has been the subject of much criticism. As a follow-up, a number of groups have planned a protest at Google's Mountain View HQ tomorrow at 12 noon, PDT. Although it is true that even the EFF found a few good points in the proposal, it found many negative and troubling...

John Carmack Shows Rage Running At 60FPS On iPhone 4 At QuakeCon

John Carmack Shows Rage Running At 60FPS On iPhone 4 At QuakeCon

There have been rumors of late that Android 3.0 will be Google's first major swing at the gaming market when it comes to smartphones. If this video demonstration is any indication of what's to come on iOS, the battle may already be over by the time Android 3.0 hits the airwaves. John Carmack, one of the most famous game designers in the history...

Sony Introduces Affordable Walkman MP3 Players

Sony Introduces Affordable Walkman MP3 Players

Sony recently introduced a new line of Walkman MP3 players that the company says will offer "outstanding sound quality, advanced audio technologies, extreme battery life, and more." What's even better, the company is promising these features for less than $100. The new Walkman NWZ-E350 Series Video MP3 Players will support up to 50 hours of...

Panasonic Partners With Netgear To Connect HDTVs To The Internet

Panasonic Partners With Netgear To Connect HDTVs To The Internet

Panasonic has teamed up with NETGEAR to offer a wireless connected experience for Panasonic's line of VIERA TVs. Using the NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter, users will be able to access and stream online content to their TVs. The adapter uses NETGEAR's Push 'N' Connect technology which lets you connect a VIERA TV and wireless router...

Toshiba Touts New DDR Toggle Mode NAND

Toshiba Touts New DDR Toggle Mode NAND

Toshiba this week announced that it has developed double data rate (DDR) Toggle Mode NAND flash memory for use in solid state drives (SSDs), and there's good reason you should care. According to Toshiba, its 32nm DDR Toggle Mode chips will significantly improve performance in both MLC- and SLC-based SSDs compared to conventional asynchronous...

Intel Core i7-970 Processor Review, Lower Cost 6-Core

Intel Core i7-970 Processor Review, Lower Cost 6-Core

Until now, if you wanted something in a six-core from Intel, the 980X was the only flavor of the day.  However, we just got in a sample of a new 32nm Gulftown-based Core i7 six-core that is slotted for a somewhat more palatable price point of $885.  Clocked at 3.2GHz, the new Core i7 970 will afford you a bit more financial breathing...

Micron Makes a Real(SSD) Splash in the Enterprise Market

Micron Makes a Real(SSD) Splash in the Enterprise Market

Micron, who you might recognize better as the parent company of Crucial, has come up with a new line of solid state drives aimed squarely at the enterprise environment. Dubbed RealSSD P300, this new series comes out of the gates with SATA 6Gbps support -- a first ever for the enterprise market -- and up to 44,000 IOPS reads and 16,000 IOPS...

R2-D2 Edition DROID 2 Smartphone Will Surely Sell Out Quick

R2-D2 Edition DROID 2 Smartphone Will Surely Sell Out Quick

It was mentioned briefly in the full-on DROID 2 announcement, but Motorola's stock phone won't be the only DROID 2 to ship this year. The smartphone world is quickly becoming overran with variations of "DROID," but there's probably no chance that this one in particular will get overlooked. It's a nerd's dream come true, and it's the perfect...

JailbreakMe PDF hole closed by iOS 3.2.2, 4.0.2

JailbreakMe PDF hole closed by iOS 3.2.2, 4.0.2

Apple on Wednesday released a update to iOS for both the iPhone (4.0.2) and iPad (3.2.2) that plugs the vulnerability that allowed the JailBreakMe jailbreak to work. There needs to be some sort of vulnerability in order for a jailbreak to be created for a version of the iOS. In this case, however, the vulnerability found was a flaw in the...

Samsung Reveals First 3D-Ready Portable Blu-ray Player, Among Others

Samsung Reveals First 3D-Ready Portable Blu-ray Player, Among Others

It's pretty much official at this point: 3D is here to stay, at least for a while. With Sony being one of the major backers of the technology we wondered how long (if ever) the others guys would wait before hopping on the bandwagon. Today, Samsung let out a slew of news surrounding 3D, and we can't imagine that the company would get this serious...

Samsung Debuts New LCD And Plasma 3D HDTV Family

Samsung Debuts New LCD And Plasma 3D HDTV Family

It's one thing to support 3D in the home, but it's another to devote time, resources and shelf space to in-home 3D products. It's clear at this point that Samsung is fully behind the technology, and they're ramping up impressively as the holiday shopping season draws near. Aside from picking up some exclusive 3D Blu-ray content, the company...

Samsung's Galaxy S Comes To Sprint As Epic 4G: $250 On Contract

Samsung's Galaxy S Comes To Sprint As Epic 4G: $250 On Contract

AT&T has a Galaxy S (Captivate), T-Mobile has a Galaxy S (Vibrant) and Verizon Wireless will soon have a Galaxy S (Fascinate). Even regional carrier US Cellular will soon be getting this phone, leaving Sprint as the odd man out. But not so fast; today, Sprint has revealed that they too will carry Samsung's latest superphone, with their...

Sam's Club Stores To Gain Free Wi-Fi By November

Sam's Club Stores To Gain Free Wi-Fi By November

We can almost hear the cheers from here. Currently, only a few big name retail stores offer free, fast, reliable Wi-Fi on their floors. Apple and Best Buy come to mind, but it's extremely rare to find Internet access in shops such as Sears or Macy's. And Wal-mart, too. But now that may be changing soon, as partner chain Sam's Club has decided...

Amazon's Secret Lab For Prototype Gadgets Revealed

Amazon's Secret Lab For Prototype Gadgets Revealed

We've known from earlier reports that Amazon currently has a number of color options in the lab for what could end up being a color Kindle, but the company is steadfast is saying that such a device is still a very, very long ways out. The original Kindle was Amazon's first foray into the hardware realm, and things have definitely turned out...

Sprint Offers U1901 USB 4G Modem For WiMAX-Only Connections

Sprint Offers U1901 USB 4G Modem For WiMAX-Only Connections

With LTE coming soon from Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Clear are both going on a full-out assault to get WiMAX into as many hands as possible while they still have an edge on time. On nearly a weekly basis now, we're seeing many new 4G markets introduced and even more 4G hardware to choose from. Sprint has just this week issued a new 4G USB...

Razer's Latest Cans Aimed at Attention Seeking Gamers, Music Buffs

Razer's Latest Cans Aimed at Attention Seeking Gamers, Music Buffs

Gaming peripheral company Razer has just released a pair of headphones that, depending on your perspective, qualifies as the most awesome set of cans you've ever laid your eyes on, or the fugliest headset you've ever seen. We tend towards the former, but maybe that just means we weren't given enough hugs as children. Razer's new Orca headphones...

Blockbuster By Mail Service Now Includes Unlimited Video Game Rentals For No Extra Fee

Blockbuster By Mail Service Now Includes Unlimited Video Game Rentals For No Extra Fee

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and it's pretty safe to assume that Blockbuster has their back against the wall. The company has struggled lately just to keep up with debt payments, and their vast brick-and-mortar network seems to be doing them more harm than good when compared to nimble rivals like Netflix. But there's one thing...

Video Of HTC's 4.3-inch Desire HD Appears

Video Of HTC's 4.3-inch Desire HD Appears

A video of an upcoming high-end smartphone from HTC has leaked. Details and pictures of the upcoming smartphone known as the HTC Desire HD have leaked, though nothing has been officially confirmed by the smartphone manufacturer. Despite no official word from HTC, we already know quite a bit about this upcoming phone. For starters, the Desire...

Toshiba Announces Wipe Technology for Self-Encrypting Disk Drives

Toshiba Announces Wipe Technology for Self-Encrypting Disk Drives

Data security is a top concern for many businesses. In addition to the need to control and secure data on computers and mobile PCs, companies also realize the importance of sensitive data that is stored on the hard disk drives within copier and printer systems. To help companies secure this data, Toshiba has developed Wipe technology for its...

NVIDIA Receives $25M From DARPA To Build Supercomputers

NVIDIA Receives $25M From DARPA To Build Supercomputers

NVIDIA isn't just a graphics company. Many only think of the company's GPU line, which is certainly their most forward segment in the industry. But they're also a software company, and they also make all sorts of other hardware (like the 3D Vision kit for example). They also operate in the high performance computing space.  Recently,...

iBUYPOWER Offers USB 3.0 Across Entire Desktop Line

iBUYPOWER Offers USB 3.0 Across Entire Desktop Line

It's about time! USB 3.0 is clearly the future of USB. This isn't like the HD DVD / Blu-ray war, where there was actually a battle to be fought before consumers knew which would be moving forward. With USB, we know that 3.0 is the future, but so few machines support it. Even higher-end machines, like the new iMac, MacBook Pro, Dell, HP and...

Plastic Logic Kills Its E-Book Reader

Plastic Logic Kills Its E-Book Reader

It's dead, Jim. We seem to be repeating that a lot, lately. Another ill-received, or in this case, not received at all, product has bit the dust. The Plastic Logic QUE ProReader has been cancelled, to probably no one's surprise (the company's cancellation of pre-orders in June was a huge sign). Plastic Logic CEO Richard Archuleta said the...

Dell Streak to Hit AT&T on Friday

Dell Streak to Hit AT&T on Friday

It's like a 'tweener in the NBA. The Dell Streak is considered by many to be too big for a phone, and too small for a tablet. Despite that, it's now confirmed for AT&T, starting Friday in stores, and with pre-orders on Thursday. The Dell Streak is a 5" Android device, shipping with Android 1.6 (ugh), though Dell says it will be upgradeable...

Leak: Verizon Wireless 2010/2011 Roadmap

Leak: Verizon Wireless 2010/2011 Roadmap

Boy Genius Report has gotten its hands on some really great info concerning upcoming devices from Verizon Wireless. This information includes details of Big Red's plans for the rest of this year, next year, and even some information about possible 2012 launches. So what can you expect to see in the months and year ahead? Look for Android tablets,...

Motorola & Verizon Wireless Team Up Again For Droid 2

Motorola & Verizon Wireless Team Up Again For Droid 2

Motorola's original Droid smartphone was a big hit. Now, the company has released an update to this popular phone in the form of the Droid 2. Like its older brother, this smartphone will be hitched to Verizon Wireless' network. It will also offer a slide-out hardware keyboard as well as Android 2.2, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, and 3G Mobile HotSpot...

OCZ RevoDrive Review: SSD RAID + PCI-Express

OCZ RevoDrive Review: SSD RAID + PCI-Express

SSD manufacturers have been energetically rolling out new high-end, high-capacity products based around updated Indilinx, SandForce, or Marvell controllers, while simultaneously also introducing smaller SSDs with better performance and lower prices than we saw with first-generation products. As SSDs become more popular and economical, we're...

Skype Files for IPO Worth Estimated $100 Million

Skype Files for IPO Worth Estimated $100 Million

Skype has filed with the SEC for an initial public offering that the companies hope will raise as much as $100 million. The IPO offering will be managed by Goldman, Sachs; J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and others. The share price and the number of them to be issued to the public has not yet been disclosed. Last year, eBay sold 65 percent of...

MXI Security Beefs Up Secure Stealth Line with 64GB USB Drive

MXI Security Beefs Up Secure Stealth Line with 64GB USB Drive

Ask any budding secret agent and he'll tell you that toting around confidential plans for world domination is a major drag. It's not the morality of the 'take over the world' thing that has him down, but what to do with the data should he get caught. In a pinch, he can try swallowing his USB thumb drive, but his nemesis and his cronies will...

Millionth Femtocell To Ship This Year: Will Reception Issues Remain?

Millionth Femtocell To Ship This Year: Will Reception Issues Remain?

The Femtocell. It's a strange name for a device, almost sci-fi like, but these units are becoming more and more popular around the globe as demand for mobile connectivity grows at a far faster rate than the one at which new towers are being erected. The femtocell is a fantastic solution to a problem that isn't going away any time soon, and...

Windows 7 Tablet Emerges from Down Under

Windows 7 Tablet Emerges from Down Under

Someone inform the grim reaper that he can officially stop ringing the death knell for Windows 7-based tablets. Admittedly, things weren't looking so hot when HP seemingly abandoned plans to release its Windows 7 "Slate," and even Microsoft gave us cause for concern when the Redmond outfit dumped its dual-screen Courier tablet into the Recycle...

Verizon - Google's 'Deal' to Foster, Not End, Net Neutrality

Verizon - Google's 'Deal' to Foster, Not End, Net Neutrality

Last week, the New York Times showcased a story which implied Google and Verizon were coming to an agreement that would end net neutrality. Both Verizon and Google denied that claim, although indicating they were working on something. On Monday, the two corporations revealed the fruits of their labor: a joint proposal for how the FCC should...

Apple Acquires Rights To Liquidmetal Alloys For Use In Own Designs

Apple Acquires Rights To Liquidmetal Alloys For Use In Own Designs

When your average technology company buys another, smaller technology company, it doesn't always make the news. Or if it does, it's just a blip on the entire tech news radar. But when Apple, Microsoft or Google buys a company, big or small, everyone takes a minute to evaluate the situation and give their take on things. That is what's happening...

3rd Annual Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship 2010 With Video

3rd Annual Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship 2010 With Video

We love the summer. This is normally the time of year where folks get out and enjoy the sun, take the family to the beach, or load up the car for a trip to the amusement park. But for a small group of elite overclocking enthusiasts, it's GO OC time.  The 3rd Annual Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship was held this past weekend...

ZOTAC Introduces H55ITX-C-E SFF Motherboard With USB 3.0, Core i7 Support

ZOTAC Introduces H55ITX-C-E SFF Motherboard With USB 3.0, Core i7 Support

ATX, ITX, so many platforms to remember! But here's something that's not hard to remember: "mini" means small, so you can rest easy knowing that ZOTAC's newest platform is meant for tiny PCs. The company has just introduced their newest Mini-ITX platform, the H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-C-E), which adds USB 3.0 and enhanced power delivery to the...

Samsung Eternity II And Flight II Arrive On AT&T

Samsung Eternity II And Flight II Arrive On AT&T

Two phones that have been rumored about for some time now are finally official on AT&T. Samsung Mobile is contributing two new phones to the dwindling featurephone market, which should suit tweens who spend more time texting than surfing the Web on their mobile browser. The Eternity II and Flight II are second editions, obviously, so these...

MSI Debuts Wind Top AE2280 All-In-One PC

MSI Debuts Wind Top AE2280 All-In-One PC

MSI has been on a roll lately with a near-endless amount of notebooks hitting the market, but the company has clearly taken a turn for the desktop world with their latest release. The Wind Top AE2280 is one of the more fully-featured all in one PCs coming out with now, with a Full HD (1080p) LCD, support for 3D gaming, a multi-touch screen,...

Sony Ericsson Brings XPERIA X10 Android Smartphone To AT&T

Sony Ericsson Brings XPERIA X10 Android Smartphone To AT&T

Just a few months back, AT&T was in last place of the four major U.S. carriers when it came to Android options. They simply had Motorola's Backflip and nothing more. AT&T simply wasn't the operator to choose if you wanted Android. But now, that's changing. AT&T has launched an assault lately in order to get as many Android phones...

AMD Pokes Fun Of NVIDIA's Fermi GPU Heat Output In "The Misunderstanding" Video

AMD Pokes Fun Of NVIDIA's Fermi GPU Heat Output In "The Misunderstanding" Video

NVIDIA has never been a company to shy away from a fight, even if that fight is very public. The company has been battling with Intel off and on again over the past couple of years, with comics and harsh words from NVIDIA's CEO leading the way. But for as confident as NVIDIA is about their company, their hardware and their software, we have...

AT&T Updates U-verse Mobile App For iPhone

AT&T Updates U-verse Mobile App For iPhone

AT&T officially launched version 2.0 of its TV app for iPhone users. The U-Verse Mobile app lets users manage and schedule DVR recordings, browse the U-verse TV program guide, and view program descriptions. U-verse Mobile also lets you download available episodes over any Wi-Fi connection provided you subscribe to a U300 package or higher....

Western Digital Elements Play: A Media Streamer, Minus The Streamer Part

Western Digital Elements Play: A Media Streamer, Minus The Streamer Part

Media players, and media streamers in particular, are just about everywhere these days. It's not difficult to find one to suit your needs, but a lot of the more modern versions have network connectivity. That's a fine feature if you're in need, but it's an extra expense if you never really planned on looking to the Web for content in the first...

Asus Introduces B Series Notebooks

Asus Introduces B Series Notebooks

Asus launched a new series of commercial notebooks targeted at small to medium-sized businesses. The new B Series notebooks offer three-year warranty as well as Intel Core processors with vPro technology, ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 graphics, and ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology. For power, the B series uses Sonata Long Life Battery technology...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: EVGA GTX 460 SuperClocked 1GB Video Card Review @ Ninjalane Viewsonic VA2323wm 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor Review @ Bigbruin.com AMD Radeon HD 4250 880G On Linux @ Phoronix Motherboards and Chipsets: Asus AT3IONT-I Deluxe Review @ Neoseeker Accessible AMD 880G Boards @ InsideHW Processors: CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 2.5...

Asus LGA1156 P7P55D-E Pro Motherboard Review

Asus LGA1156 P7P55D-E Pro Motherboard Review

When we published our comprehensive P55 motherboard roundup back in early April, one of the boards we discussed and really liked was the Asus P7P55D Deluxe. At $220, that particular board was priced significantly higher than some of the other LGA1156 options we considered. Fast forward a few months and we've got the LGA1156-based P7P55D-E...

RIM Confirms New BlackBerry Curve 3G Smartphone

RIM Confirms New BlackBerry Curve 3G Smartphone

Late last week a Canadian wireless provider posted RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Curve 3G (previously known as the Curve 9300) for sale, and today Research In Motion (RIM) is making the device official. RIM's press release doesn't bring a whole lot to the table that wasn't already leaked, but the company did say the Curve 3G will ship with the...

Asus Eee Box EB1501P Launch Details Leak to the Web

Asus Eee Box EB1501P Launch Details Leak to the Web

It looks like the cat is out of the bag, and Asus has no plans of trying to put it back in. We're talking about the company's upcoming Eee Box refresh -- the Eee Box EB1501P -- details of which have been leaked all over the Web, and apparently now confirmed by Asus. As the online chatter goes, the new Eee Box is set to ship stateside within...

Report of Apple CDMA  Chipset Order Points to Verizon iPhone

Report of Apple CDMA Chipset Order Points to Verizon iPhone

Rumors of a Verizon iPhone have increased in intensity lately, with multiple clues pointing in the direction of Apple finally expanding its iPhone's coverage from the oft-criticized AT&T GSM network to Verizon's CDMA one. The final piece seems to be falling into place: a report of a huge Apple order for Qualcomm CDMA chipsets, necessary,...

AT&T Hints At End Of iPhone Exclusivity In New SEC Report

AT&T Hints At End Of iPhone Exclusivity In New SEC Report

Are you ready for an iPhone on Verizon Wireless? Who isn't, right? At this point, the rumor has gone on so long that it feels like it'll never come true. But it simply has to at some point, doesn't it? The original contract between Apple and AT&T ensured that no other carrier in America would get their phone for a long, long time, but...

Digital Music Players Blamed For 17 Wrecks Per Day In Britain

Digital Music Players Blamed For 17 Wrecks Per Day In Britain

Just about everyone should know by now that texting and driving, or even calling and driving, is a poor idea. Loads of wrecks happen each and everyday because of distracted drivers messing around with their cellphone, but it's not just phones that are causing problems. Radios have also long since been blamed for wrecks, as have noisy passengers....

Apricorn's DVR Expander Gives Your DVR More Room To Record

Apricorn's DVR Expander Gives Your DVR More Room To Record

It's just a fact of life. Most of us will run out of storage at some point if we don't stop buying more ahead of time, and Apricorn knows it. The company has been issuing hard drives and personal storage devices for years now, but it's latest device is one of the more stylish to come from their labs. It's the DVR Expander, which is said to...

Chip-In-Ball Technology Could Assist In Making Close Calls In NFL

Chip-In-Ball Technology Could Assist In Making Close Calls In NFL

If you thought microchips were only good for powering your desktop, netbook and cellphone (and maybe that tracking thing within your pup), you should think again. America's most popular sport (that's football, of course) is considering using microchips to better officiate games, make better calls and avoid mistakes that could prove costly...

Mark Hurd's Exit Package Worth $28 Million

Mark Hurd's Exit Package Worth $28 Million

Ousted HP CEO Mark Hurd, 53, who abruptly resigned on Friday after an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, will receive an exit package worth $28 million. In fact, prior to Friday's events, Hurd had been negotiating with the company over a new three-year contract which would have been worth $100 million, according to an unnamed...

LaCie 5big Storage / Backup Server Boxes: NAS For Pros

LaCie 5big Storage / Backup Server Boxes: NAS For Pros

If you need network storage, LaCie has a solution. And it's a solution that looks better than nearly any alternative we can think of. The new LaCie 5big Storage Server is joining the company's family of professional server solutions, with room for up to 10TB of storage and support for Mac, Windows and Linux workstations. The company has custom...

Apple Executive Departs After iPhone 4 Antenna Hoopla

Apple Executive Departs After iPhone 4 Antenna Hoopla

Here's a tip: if you leave a major corporation like IBM to go work for a major corporation like Apple, and it makes major news waves, you probably don't ever want to screw up. Not that you would ever want to screw up while working at Apple anyway, but particularly not if you find yourself in that situation. A few years ago, an executive by...

New York City Subways & Car Services To Get Free Wi-Fi

New York City Subways & Car Services To Get Free Wi-Fi

After three years of stalled progress, New York subway riders will soon be able to surf the Web via free Wi-Fi. Transit Wireless, a conglomerate of wireless and construction companies that was awarded a contract back in 2007 to embark on a Wi-Fi project with New York Transit, has come up with the money it needs to move forward with the project....

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI vs. Radeon HD 5850 CFX @ [H] PowerColor Power Jack Review @ Neoseeker Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 9.6 @ TechARP Processors: Zotac ZBOX: The New ION Generation @ InsideHW Memory and Storage: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 120GB SSD @ PureOverclock Buffalo Linkstation Pro (2TB) Review @ TechReviewSource.com Samsung...

Audiovox Introduces Portable DVD Player With FLO TV Service

Audiovox Introduces Portable DVD Player With FLO TV Service

In general, mobile TV has had a difficult time gaining ground in America. FLO TV has been one of the primary companies out there trying to get people hooked, but based on the small amount of compatible devices out there, we're guessing that it hasn't been a huge home run. But that could be because most devices thus far have been for watching...

Virginia Tech's HokieSpeed Supercomputer To Rely On CPUs And GPUs

Virginia Tech's HokieSpeed Supercomputer To Rely On CPUs And GPUs

Supercomputers are everywhere, but they hardly get the attention that they deserve. Hundreds of these huge machines churn out all sorts of data and analysis that many humans use in their everyday life, but most take it for granted. By and large, supercomputers have been "stale" and "boring" to average consumers. After all, you can't exactly...

PayPal Introduces New Android Mobile App

PayPal Introduces New Android Mobile App

PayPal recently launched a new version of its mobile application for the Android platform. The new PayPal for Android app supports Bump technology, which lets users transfer money from one user to another by simply tapping two phones together. Of course, both phones must have a Bump-enabled PayPal application in order to enable this feature....

Worldreader Seeks To Provide Kindles To Youth Around The Globe

Worldreader Seeks To Provide Kindles To Youth Around The Globe

You've probably heard about One Laptop Per Child. It's an organization started many years ago in hopes of providing cheaper, low-end notebooks to students around the world by selling them in bulk to governments. It never really blossomed like they hoped, but the company is still around and still making machines, albeit at slightly higher-than-anticipated...

Eurocom Introduces 15.6" and 17.3" FOX Laptops With NVIDIA Optimus

Eurocom Introduces 15.6" and 17.3" FOX Laptops With NVIDIA Optimus

Eurocom has been producing high-end notebooks for years now, and they often get purchased by other companies and rebadged from there. But the company's newest machines aren't the usual. Rather than being big, beastly gaming notebooks, the new Fox line is more on the nimble side, and these show some respect for battery life with integrated...

Mark Hurd Resigns As HP CEO

Mark Hurd Resigns As HP CEO

Out of nowhere, HP CEO has resigned. Quit. Left the company. Headed for other pastures. Late on a Friday, after most investors had headed out for the weekend, Hewlett-Packard quietly dropped a bomb that their CEO was no more. Effective immediately, CEO Mark Hurd no longer has his CEO title, and CEO Cathie Lesjak has been appointed interim...

Apple Magic Trackpad Review

Apple Magic Trackpad Review

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs has a history of showcasing new Apple hardware on stage, generally during one of their highly watched press conferences at WWDC or elsewhere. This gives Steve the chance to demonstrate a new product in front of millions watching around the Web, so that everyone "gets" what a new device is for. In fact, we cannot recall...

Droid X to Get Froyo in Early September?

Droid X to Get Froyo in Early September?

It looks like we have a target date, or at least a target month, for the release of Froyo for the recently released Motorola Droid X. The latest info points to early September for delivery of Android 2.2 to the Droid X. The message was posted in a Motorola support forum post. The thread is about issues with Exchange email on...

MSI's Latest Laptop (CX720) Comes Dressed to Kill

MSI's Latest Laptop (CX720) Comes Dressed to Kill

We're big fans of MSI's Classic Series laptop styling, especially when that styling involves the tech equivalent of a pin striped suit, as is the case with the company's new CX720. This latest laptop from MSI sports a set of digs that makes it look like it's on its way to becoming a made man rather than destined for store shelves. Or maybe...

Transcend Touts New 4GB "aXeRAM" Dual-Channel Memory Kit

Transcend Touts New 4GB "aXeRAM" Dual-Channel Memory Kit

Quick, name three companies you associate with high-end RAM. Now go an name two more. Was Transcend among any them? If so, you're either lying (shame on you), or you work for Transcend (oh, hi there). Transcend isn't usually the first company you think of when shopping enthusiast grade memory kits, and probably isn't on your RAM radar at all....

Google / Verizon Deny an End to Net Neutrality

Google / Verizon Deny an End to Net Neutrality

Both Google and Verizon have stepped up to deny a New York Times story that reported the two were close to a deal that would effectively end the concept of net neutrality. The NYT report said the deal could be completed as soon as next week. The New York Times report said that Google and Verizon were "nearing an agreement that could allow...

Vonage Becomes Friends With Facebook

Vonage Becomes Friends With Facebook

Facebook is a popular way to communicate with friends. However, one form of communication is lacking from Facebook: voice. That is, it was lacking until now. Recently, Vonage launched a new mobile application that will let Facebook users make VoIP calls. The app is currently available for iPhone and Android smartphones. To use the Vonage app,...

A History of Apple, From Inception To Today (Infographic)

A History of Apple, From Inception To Today (Infographic)

Ever wonder how Apple Computer became the industry icon it is today?  How and why is it that a simple computer manufacturer could endear itself to its customer base so well that some researchers feel that Apple fans are not only just a cult but bordering on religion?  It's not hard to see why certain Apple products are revered so...

Developers Release Two Kindle-Friendly Games

Developers Release Two Kindle-Friendly Games

Thanks to the Kindle Development Kit (KDK), the Kindle is no longer limited to just eBooks. Now, you'll be able to play games on the device as well. Developers recently released two new Kindle-ready games. Both games are in line with what you'd expect would go over well with Kindle's book-loving users: word scramble games. What's more, both...

Dell Introduces $449 AMD-Powered 11.6" Inspiron M101z

Dell Introduces $449 AMD-Powered 11.6" Inspiron M101z

It's the size of a netbook, but it packs a mightier punch than we're used to seeing. It's Dell's newest ultraportable, the Inspiron M101z. Dell calls this new machine an "ultrathin laptop with long battery life," and if you've been looking for netbook portability with more power than usual, this looks to fit the bill. It weighs less than 4lbs....

Sanyo's Dual Camera Xacti Camcorder Shoots 1080 Underwater

Sanyo's Dual Camera Xacti Camcorder Shoots 1080 Underwater

Need to shoot 1080p video? Need to shoot stills? Need it to all fit within the palm of your hand? You've got loads of options! Wait, you need to do all of that underwater? That's a problem. Well, it was a problem. Sanyo has just introduced a new portable camera/camcorder that can do all of the above, even under the deep blue sea. The Dual...

Google's Nexus One Returns As Developer Phone

Google's Nexus One Returns As Developer Phone

Well, this is awkward. We all attended the virtual funeral for Google's Nexus One, and now it's back? How does one act at a resuscitation, anyway? For years now, a dressed up HTC G1 was known as Google's Android developer phone, but given that things have evolved since then, the company was due a revised dev handset. And what better phone...

Hauppauge HD PVR Gains Full Windows Media Center Support

Hauppauge HD PVR Gains Full Windows Media Center Support

The Hauppauge HD PVR has a rather large following in the home recording crowd, as it's one of the few devices that allows component recording outside of an official DVR, enabling users to easily transfer content to portable devices for viewing elsewhere. The device itself has been out for awhile now, but a huge update announced this week really...

Logitech Unveils New G-Series Gaming Headset, Mouse, & Keyboard

Logitech Unveils New G-Series Gaming Headset, Mouse, & Keyboard

Logitech revealed three new peripherals targeting gamers. The new Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 provides 7.1 Dolby surround sound. It offers three programmable G-keys as well as a noise-canceling microphone. The Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 has 13 programmable controls. It also features full-speed wireless connection (1000 reports...

Dish Network To Offer Live TV On Mobile Devices

Dish Network To Offer Live TV On Mobile Devices

Soon, Dish subscribers will be able to watch live television via their mobile devices at no extra cost. In September, Dish Network is planning to launch an app for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and BlackBerry devices that will enable this functionality. An app for Google's Android OS will launch in October. In order to take advantage of the...

Intel, FTC Come to Terms on a Settlement

Intel, FTC Come to Terms on a Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission can close the books on its case against Intel, the world's largest chip maker, after the two sides were able to hammer out a settlement. Intel stood accused of anticompetitive practices, which is legal speak for being a bully in the marketplace, and under terms of the agreement, the Santa Clara chip maker must...

Acer Netbook Does Both Android and Windows XP

Acer Netbook Does Both Android and Windows XP

Acer's been busy showing off its new netbook at the Taipei Computer Application Show, and there's good reason for attendees to get excited. The Aspire One AOD255, as it's been dubbed, comes configured with both Google's Android platform and Microsoft's Windows XP OS. Holy dual-booting netbook, Batman! On the hardware front, the AOD255 is a...

Clearwire To Test LTE Technology Alongside WiMAX

Clearwire To Test LTE Technology Alongside WiMAX

Now this is how you expand your horizons. Clearwire, a company that has provided 4G WiMAX services to select areas in America for the past years and months, is considering a somewhat different approach in the future. Rather than just sticking with WiMAX, they may actually dip into another form of 4G: LTE. LTE is generally considered to be...

Google Wave Surfs Into the Sunset

Google Wave Surfs Into the Sunset

It's dead, Jim. Google Wave, the much-hyped collaboration tool that Google released in beta form just about a year ago at its developer conference, is dead. Admit it: there are plenty who think that everything Google touches turns to gold, but it's just not the case. In this case, Google said it simple enough in a blog post: not enough...

Samsung PL90 Digital Camera Ships With Built-In USB Plug

Samsung PL90 Digital Camera Ships With Built-In USB Plug

Samsung has been on a roll lately with new point-and-shoot cameras, and that roll isn't stopping today. The company has just introduced a new unit to their line, and it's definitely one of the more unique (and very useful) options on the market. The PL90 sets itself apart with an integrated USB plug, eliminating the need to carry around a...

Clearwire iSpot 4G Router Only Connects With iPad, iPod Touch And iPhone

Clearwire iSpot 4G Router Only Connects With iPad, iPod Touch And iPhone

Slowly but surely, Clearwire is becoming more and more of a household name. It wasn't long ago that only the hardcore wireless followers knew what Clearwire was, but now that this particular device is on store shelves, we suspect a lot of Apple users will be peering over just to see what the buzz is all about. The new iSpot is an interested,...

MSI Ships P600 And S6000 15.6" Notebooks To North America

MSI Ships P600 And S6000 15.6" Notebooks To North America

Hold onto your hats folks: it's another notebook, from MSI! It's a modern day miracle, we know. All kidding aside, we can't complain with the amount of laptops that keep flowing from MSI. After all, competition's good for us all. The company's newest two machines, the P600 and S6000, are both making their U.S. debut this week, with both of...

NZXT Introduces HALE90 Power Supply Line

NZXT Introduces HALE90 Power Supply Line

NZXT announced the new HALE90 Power Supply line. Built for gamers and enthusiasts, this line promises power and efficiency and is available in 550W, 650W, 750W, 850W, and 1000W models. The line has received 80+ Gold certification for efficiency and offers whisper quiet operation with a 140mm two ball-bearing fan. In addition, the lineup features...

The Ultimate Performance PC: EVGA & Intel Infused

The Ultimate Performance PC: EVGA & Intel Infused

We first laid our hands on the Classified SR-2 at CES 2010 and were recently given the opportunity to take one for a spin around the lab. While preparing to test the board, however, a couple of important points led us in a somewhat different direction than a straight-up motherboard review. The EVGA Classified SR-2’s requirements are...

Corsair Introduces Hydro Series H70 CPU Cooler

Corsair Introduces Hydro Series H70 CPU Cooler

Corsair introduced the Corsair Hydro Series H70 ultra-performance CPU cooler. Designed to cool CPUs from Intel and AMD, the Hydro Series H70 comes with several upgrades from its predecessor, the Hydro Series H50. Some of these upgrades include two 120mm speed-switchable cooling fans in a push-pull configuration, a double-thickness (50mm) radiator,...

Asus External Eee USB Drive Pops Up in Taiwan

Asus External Eee USB Drive Pops Up in Taiwan

In recent years, Asus has found a proven formula for success. Build a device -- even if it's already been done -- slap the "Eee" label on it, and sit back and collect the cash. That's been Asus' MO for a number of gadgets, and now it looks like we can add external storage to the list. Some attentive folk noticed that Taiwan vendor PC Home...

MSI Kicks Out Another Classic Notebook (CR410)

MSI Kicks Out Another Classic Notebook (CR410)

MSI has been cranking out notebooks like they're going out of style, having just yesterday announced their new FX600 laptop built around Intel's Core i3/i5 platform. One day later (that's today, for those of you keeping track), MSI has turned its attention to its Classic series with the release of the CR410, this time built around AMD's latest...

Wicked Lasers Given Reprieve by LucasFilm on Lightsaber Clone

Wicked Lasers Given Reprieve by LucasFilm on Lightsaber Clone

Lucasfilm has backed off the cease-and-desist demand it had made to Wicked Lasers, creator the of Spyder III Pro Arctic. Admittedly, the device sure reminds us of a lightsaber, but according to the letter that was sent to the Wicked Lasers' CEO, as long as the company puts a disclaimer on any pages that are graced by the Pro Arctic, they will...

Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video: Funky Kit Review: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460 OC 1Gb GDDR5 ASUS EAH5850 and 5850TOP in Crossfire (LostCircuits) Asus EAH5670 HD 5670 1GB Graphics Card Review @ Tweaknews ASUS GeForce GTX 460 SLI Performance @ Benchmark Reviews Samsung 46″ Series 5 LED TV 46C5000 Review at CCER Motherboards and Chipsets: iXBT Labs Review: ASRock 890GX...

Motorola Reportedly Developing 10" Tablet For Use With Verizon's FiOS TV Service

Motorola Reportedly Developing 10" Tablet For Use With Verizon's FiOS TV Service

For those who keep denying that 2010 is the year of the tablet, here's yet another trusted report saying otherwise. It's hard to tell if this fad will last at all, but right now, nearly everyone is focused on removing Apple from atop their pedestal. The iPad has been a huge hit worldwide, and now even Motorola is poised to join the bandwagon....

BlackBerry 6: RIM's New Mobile Operating System Is Revealed

BlackBerry 6: RIM's New Mobile Operating System Is Revealed

Yesterday, RIM and AT&T both announced a new phone, the BlackBerry Torch. It's an interesting twist on a common device, but what's probably more interesting in the long run than the phone itself is the software that's on it. Lately, it has all been about software in the smartphone business, with WebOS, Android and iOS taking shots at one...

Lenovo Introduces ThinkCentre M70e And A70 Desktops

Lenovo Introduces ThinkCentre M70e And A70 Desktops

Lenovo's famous for their notebooks, but those guys also sell desktops. The ThinkCentre line has been around (and thriving) for some time now, mostly within businesses and enterprises. But the company's newest two machines could easily work in a consumer setup. As with Lenovo's ThinkPad line, these new desktops aren't much to look at. But...

Razer Lachesis Gets Laser Sensor Upgrade And Customizable LEDs

Razer Lachesis Gets Laser Sensor Upgrade And Customizable LEDs

Razer has been relatively quiet lately, but that's changing today. The company's latest release is something of a familiar refresh, with the Lachesis keeping its form factor but gaining a new, more powerful sensor. When it comes to high performance mice, it's all about the sensitivity and response time, with snipers in particular being very...

CBS Considering Offering TV Shows Via Hulu

CBS Considering Offering TV Shows Via Hulu

In a recent interview, CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves said CBS is in talks to bring some of its TV shows to Hulu. According to Moonves, the talks are focused on Hulu Plus, a paid subscription service that launched in June and costs $9. CBS is the only major broadcaster who doesn't currently offer shows through Hulu. Initially, CBS stayed...

Windows Phone 7 To Hit Europe In October, U.S. In November

Windows Phone 7 To Hit Europe In October, U.S. In November

After Microsoft's Kin project failed miserably, more and more pressure is being put on Windows Phone 7 to bring the company back into the smartphone game. Although the upcoming mobile OS has gotten a fair share of positive reports, one key question that remains is when we'll actually see the OS in action for ourselves. Microsoft has not given...

PC Makers Showing Little Interest in Atom-Based Tablets

PC Makers Showing Little Interest in Atom-Based Tablets

It didn't take very long for Intel to establish its dominance in the netbook market, with nearly every netbook release coming equipped with an Atom processor inside. Now the Santa Clara chip maker is turning its head towards the tablet space, and understandably so. While netbook sales are showing little signs of slowing down. tablets appear...

PDF Vulnerability Exposed by JailbreakMe

PDF Vulnerability Exposed by JailbreakMe

The JailbreakMe website which allows users to have a browser-based jailbreak for their iOS devices is great for jailbreakers, but works because of a vulnerability in iOS: the iPhone automatically downloads PDF files, and the developer, Comex injected the jailbreak code into the FlateDecode stream section of the file. This is a clear problem...

MSI Goes for Style Points with New FX600 Notebook

MSI Goes for Style Points with New FX600 Notebook

MSI is looking to make a fashion statement with its aptly named "F Series" of notebooks, starting with the FX600. Built around Intel's Core i3/i5 platform, the FX600 combines a fair amount of beauty and brawn, all wrapped in a 15.6-inch form factor with a "durable jet black" finish. In baseline form, the FX600 sports an Intel Core i3 330M...

Intel Dodges Class Action Lawsuit In Rare Favorable Ruling

Intel Dodges Class Action Lawsuit In Rare Favorable Ruling

Late last week, the Special Master in the Intel antitrust cases ruled against combining a wide range of complaints into a single class-action suit. The decision has been broadly seen as a victory for Intel—it's one of the few judicial or administrative rulings that have gone the CPU manufacturers way in the past five years—and...

RIM Introduces BlackBerry Torch For AT&T

RIM Introduces BlackBerry Torch For AT&T

RIM hasn't done the best job keep this one a complete secret, but it's still a shock to most who don't follow each and every move of the BlackBerry maker. Today at a press event in NYC, AT&T and RIM jointly announced the next BlackBerry device, which will be the first to launch with BlackBerry OS 6. No, it's not a BlackPad tablet, but...

Nexus One Lives On in Darpa - NIST Translation Project

Nexus One Lives On in Darpa - NIST Translation Project

Someone at NIST is a Star Trek fan, and TOS, to boot, as they have no compunction against using references to the "Universal Translator" in this video about their TRANSTAC project, done jointly with Darpa. The project, involving three different systems. At least one of them, as seen in the video below, is none other than an HTC Nexus One (indeed,...

Report: Android Shipments Surge 886% Year-Over-Year

Report: Android Shipments Surge 886% Year-Over-Year

We've heard on more than one occasion lately that Android is picking up serious steam in the smartphone market. Even though Apple recently launched the iPhone 4 with iOS 4, the Antennagate issue as well as fantastic hardware from the likes of Samsung, LG, HTC and Motorola have given people a reason to choose an alternative. Android is available...

Verizon Confirms: No Mobile HotSpot Or Internet Tethering On DROID's Android 2.2 Update

Verizon Confirms: No Mobile HotSpot Or Internet Tethering On DROID's Android 2.2 Update

As of now, just two smartphones have seen their official Android 2.2 (Froyo) rollout begin: the Nexus One and HTC's EVO 4G. Hacks and leaked ROMs are out there if you feel like rooting, but the official installation is usually a lot less buggy. Motorola's DROID was one of the first major Android 2.0 handsets to take Android to the mainstream,...

Infinitec Puts IUM Streaming Dongle Up For Pre-Order At $129

Infinitec Puts IUM Streaming Dongle Up For Pre-Order At $129

The media streaming dongle that the world has been waiting for since CES 2010 is finally available to pre-order. After undergoing a slight design change and suffering from a minor delay, Infinitec's "IUM" (infinite memory device) is now scheduled to ship globally by the end of this month. For those who pre-order now at $129, free shipping...

Samsung Introduces 1.5TB and 2TB EcoGreen F4 Hard Drives

Samsung Introduces 1.5TB and 2TB EcoGreen F4 Hard Drives

There was a point in time where a new 2TB hard drive was awe-inspiring, almost magical. But now, it's just another notch in the belt. But that's okay, as we're always pushing for bigger and better in the HDD space, and the more options we have at the 2TB point, the cheaper it'll be for us to afford such space. Today, Samsung is introducing...

HH and CyberPower Independence Day Sweepstakes Winner!

HH and CyberPower Independence Day Sweepstakes Winner!

To commemorate the Independence Day holiday, we announced an exciting sweepstakes along with our friends at Cyberpower PC, Intel, Kingston and Cooler Master in which we planned to give away a custom, fully loaded Intel Core i7-powered system, complete with 4GB of RAM, a GeForce graphics card, and a an Intel SSD--among numerous other goodies....

First 4G LTE Phone Gets Approved By The FCC

First 4G LTE Phone Gets Approved By The FCC

Recently, the FCC approved the first handset that will use LTE (long-term evolution) 4G technology. Although Sprint may have been the first to launch a WiMAX phone earlier this year with the HTC EVO 4G, MetroPCS is hoping to be the first carrier to launch the first handset in the United States with LTE 4G technology on board. Earlier this...

Kingston Technology Adds Water-Cooled Modules to HyperX Family

Kingston Technology Adds Water-Cooled Modules to HyperX Family

Kingston Technology Adds Water-Cooled Modules to HyperX Family HyperX Lineup Grows with New ‘H2O’ High-Performance Memory Kits Fountain Valley, CA -- August 2, 2010 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of HyperX® ‘H2O’ water-cooled DDR3...

RIM's Own "BlackPad" Tablet To Rival iPad In November?

RIM's Own "BlackPad" Tablet To Rival iPad In November?

Before, this was all just a far-fetched rumor. Now, the whispers are nearly impossible to shun. RIM, which is known globally for their BlackBerry series of business smartphones, may be getting ready to expand their operations in a big, big way. RIM has really never stepped out from their smartphone ways, with the touchscreen-based Storm and...

Motorola Droid X: The Next Generation of Does

Motorola Droid X: The Next Generation of Does

The original Motorola Droid was a huge hit, both for Motorola as well as for Verizon Wireless. In the time since the DROID was launched in November, Verizon Wireless has also added the HTC Droid Incredible to its lineup of popular Android handsets. Now, Motorola and Verizon Wireless have teamed up again to offer "The Next Generation of Does"...

Verizon's LTE Roadmap Leaked?

Verizon's LTE Roadmap Leaked?

Verizon's LTE rollout seems to be proceeding faster than expected, based on leaked roadmap documents. LTE will be the basis of Verizon's 4G network, and will compete with Sprint, which has had 4G all to itself (via WiMax) until now. Sprint, however, hasn't been able to take advantage of its lead in 4G, as its only 4G handset, the Evo 4G, has...

NEC Goes for the Gold (Rating) with Eco-Friendly E231W LED Monitor

NEC Goes for the Gold (Rating) with Eco-Friendly E231W LED Monitor

Sure, we'd all love to own multiple 30-inch displays configured in a swank Eyefinity setup, but then we're knocked down to reality when we do the math and figure out just how much something like that would cost. On the bright side, reality isn't so bad. There are plenty of options in the 23-inch and 24-inch monitor category to choose from,...

EU Wants All Phones To Use Same Charger...By Next Year

EU Wants All Phones To Use Same Charger...By Next Year

One charger to rule them all? That's the idea, at least. We have heard conversation back-and-forth over this matter for some time now, with certain entities feeling that a single charging standard for all mobile phones would benefit the consumer greatly. Of course, ideas such as these are always easier stated than accomplished, but there's...

Stealth PC Introduces Tiny Core 2 Duo-Based LCP-100 Desktop

Stealth PC Introduces Tiny Core 2 Duo-Based LCP-100 Desktop

We hear about "world's best" in the PC category nearly every week. There's the smallest, quickest, thinnest, thickest, you get the idea. But now Stealth PC what they're calling the world's smallest rugged PC, and we are having a hard time arguing the claim. This pint-sized PC is barely larger than a standard ink pen in length, and at just...

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G To See Android 2.2 This Week

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G To See Android 2.2 This Week

America's "first 4G phone" is about to become America's second official Froyo phone. According to a release published by Sprint, the HTC EVO 4G will be granted official access to Android 2.2 as early as tomorrow, which makes it the first carrier-locked phone in America to get the update that Google has had ready for a month now. We noted back...

UAE, Saudi Arabia Look to Ban Some BlackBerry Services

UAE, Saudi Arabia Look to Ban Some BlackBerry Services

Both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia are set to ban some functions of BlackBerry devices used in their countries. At issue is the inability of both countries to easily monitor data traveling via various features on the phone. BlackBerry data, unlike that of most phones, is both encrypts its data and routes it through an overseas...

Samsung Debuts 1080p HMX-E10 Pocket Camcorder

Samsung Debuts 1080p HMX-E10 Pocket Camcorder

A couple of years ago, the "pocket camcorder" was the new big thing. It seemed like everyone was after a Flip Video camcorder, and Cisco even saw the demand as big enough to purchase Pure Digital Technologies. But now, that seems to be fading. Point and shoot camera sensors have advanced to the point where most can shoot 720p, and soon they'll...

LG Debuts Their Own Smartphone Application Store

LG Debuts Their Own Smartphone Application Store

It's just the thing to do these days, isn't it? If you have a phone, you best have an App Store. It worked for Apple, it worked for Google, and it just might work for LG. Maybe. It's safe to say that most app markets outside of the Apple App Store and Android Market are fairly dead to the outside world, though Palm's WebOS market showed signs...

HomePlug AV2 Specifications Promises 5x Speed Increase

HomePlug AV2 Specifications Promises 5x Speed Increase

In general, we don't complain about upgrades or revisions. In almost every case, moving forward means bettering something for the consumer, and the HomePlug standard is one standard that we absolutely are thrilled to see moving forward. Version 1 never really caught on, largely due to high prices, lackluster reviews and a bunch of other options...

Signal Attenuation Videos Vanish from Apple's Site

Signal Attenuation Videos Vanish from Apple's Site

You'll recall that after Apple's iPhone 4 press conference, in which they showed that other phones exhibit the same signal attenuation issues as the iPhone 4 (except that instead of a finger touch, it took a hard grip), Apple posted videos of the other phones on its site. Those videos have disappeared, now, at least from the U.S. site. As...

Samsung Planning 7" Tablet PC For Q3 Launch...Using Android

Samsung Planning 7" Tablet PC For Q3 Launch...Using Android

Does the world have room for another tablet PC? Considering that there are only a few of these new slates in the market, led of course by Apple's iPad, we suspect the answer is "yes" for now. But by this time next year, we may all be singing a different tune. Microsoft has already revealed that they are "hardcore" about tablets, and plan to...

Survey Shows T-Mobile Has The Best Customer Care Rankings

Survey Shows T-Mobile Has The Best Customer Care Rankings

According to J.D. Power and Associates' recently released eighth annual U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study, T-Mobile tops other top U.S. wireless carriers in overall customer care. T-Mobile received a ranking of 777 out of a possible 1,000 points. The study is based on a survey of 9,690 wireless customers who contacted their carrier's...