HotHardware News Archive

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All News for September 2012

Apparently No One is Watching 3D TV, Viewership Insignificant

Apparently No One is Watching 3D TV, Viewership Insignificant

When Avatar and Clash of the Titans hit theaters in 2009, 3D was heralded as the next big thing. Standard movies were released with 3D versions and 3D TV channels were expected to change the way people watched TV. But today, the momentum for 3D TV has split from the momentum for 3D movies and 3D TV viewership isn’t where media executives...

Modbook Pro Stuffs A Mac In A Tablet Form Factor

Modbook Pro Stuffs A Mac In A Tablet Form Factor

What if there were an iPad, but it ran OS X instead of iOS? Apple hasn't made one just yet, but the third-party market is alive and well making dreams like that come true. The Modbook Pro is a highly unique machine, offering a 13.3" Mac experience inside of a pen-tablet form factor. The new model is doing away with the HDD in favor of an SSD,...

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With The Computer History Museum

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With The Computer History Museum

There aren’t a lot of museums where most of the main attractions were created by (or actually are) people who are still alive and kicking, outside of modern art. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, is one of those places, and although some visitors will simply want to find their own first computer on display and...

Survey Says Americans Read News Online More So Than Any Other Source

Survey Says Americans Read News Online More So Than Any Other Source

In the past 15 years, newspapers have watched readers gradually (and then rapidly) shift their news consumption from the printed word to the digital one. What started as nearly imperceptible readership losses rapidly snowballed as the world realized it could get fresher content free online. Now, it looks as though radio and possibly TV...

Sugar Batteries Could Offer 20 Percent More Capacity than Lithium Ion

Sugar Batteries Could Offer 20 Percent More Capacity than Lithium Ion

Lithium-ion batteries have been powering our gadgets for more than 20 years and aren’t going away anytime soon, but serious competition may be emerging in the form of sodium and…sugar. Scientists at the Tokyo University of Science believe that sodium-sucrose-based batteries could deliver a 20% higher energy capacity...

Microsoft Details Windows 8 And IE10 Internal Testing

Microsoft Details Windows 8 And IE10 Internal Testing

A product is only as good as its creators say it is, and in the case of Windows 8, it looks as if it's not going to hit store shelves until those within Microsoft's walls test the heck out of it. A new blog post today over at the company's site details the story of deploying Windows 8 within Microsoft, which it fondly refers to as "dogfooding."...

Sony Adds Loads Of New Features To Tablet S In Android 4.0.3 Update

Sony Adds Loads Of New Features To Tablet S In Android 4.0.3 Update

With the iPad grabbing the lion's share of the tablet market in the States, it's easy to forget that there's an entire other tablet market out there. But the Android tablet universe is growing, and Sony's hoping to not get left behind. The company's Tablet S is seeing a big update today, bringing the software to Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich),...

Minecraft Developer Refuses To Certify Game For Windows 8

Minecraft Developer Refuses To Certify Game For Windows 8

The backlash against Windows 8 from various developers continues, but this time the creator in question isn't just expressing discontent. Notch, the developer behind smash hit Minecraft, a game that's torn up sales charts on both the Xbox and PC, has declared that he won't be working with Microsoft to certify Mincraft for Windows 8. Yesterday,...

It's Finally Here: HP Outs webOS 1.0

It's Finally Here: HP Outs webOS 1.0

It’s been a long road back from the brink for webOS, but today HP kept its promise about reviving the mobile operating system and unveiled webOS 1.0 just weeks after debuting a beta version. “Our combined efforts with the community and hard work have paid off, and we are now ready to move on to the next phase together,” the...

AT&T Beefs Up 4G LTE Portfolio with Quartet of Samsung Galaxy Devices

AT&T Beefs Up 4G LTE Portfolio with Quartet of Samsung Galaxy Devices

The 4G LTE options on AT&T’s network just got a little deeper and more diverse with the addition of four new Samsung Galaxy devices, and each of the four offer something for specific market segments. The Galaxy Express is a solid entry-level smartphone with a 4.5-inch AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0, and 5MP...

In a Jam, Kodak Stops Selling Inkjet Printers

In a Jam, Kodak Stops Selling Inkjet Printers

You knew this was coming sooner or later. Kodak has been winding down its businesses and has finally gotten around to its consumer inkjet printers, which were popular (but not popular enough) for using long-lasting ink cartridges. Kodak plans to continue selling those ink cartridges long after it officially shuts down the inkjet printer...

X7A and Xi3 Modular Computer Come To Kickstarter, Looking HOT

X7A and Xi3 Modular Computer Come To Kickstarter, Looking HOT

Apple and PC doomsayers like to talk an awful lot about the so-called post-PC era, but you know what? Desktops are far from dead, "they've just been boring," claims the developers of the Xi3 Modular Computer project. They want to change the way computers are built, serviced, and upgraded, but first they need to raise a quarter of a million...

North Korea Rolls Out Android Tablet of Their Own

North Korea Rolls Out Android Tablet of Their Own

It would appear that North Korea wants a piece of the Android tablet action and has developed an open-source slate of its own. Based on pictures floating around in the press, North Korea's Android tablet is well beyond the early stages and, if not a finished product, looks to be a very advanced prototype. A picture was taken of the country's...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 17R 17.3" Ivy Bridge Laptop and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 17R 17.3" Ivy Bridge Laptop and More

We’re about to close the book on the final Friday in September and usher in the weekend, but not before we serve up the latest helping of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction today is a powerful Dell Inspiron 17R 17.3" Ivy Bridge Core i7-based laptop, which normally sells for over $1000, but with today’s...

Old Hardware Shakes Up iPhone 5

Old Hardware Shakes Up iPhone 5

Remember the old days, when your phone would vibrate and you’d practically jump out of your seat? Those days are back if you have an iPhone 5. Users are reporting that the iPhone 5 has an especially jarring vibration feature, so The Next Web dug into the smartphone and found out that it has an old vibration motor. You want...

Survey Says Half of Window 8 Users Prefer Windows 7: Shocker! It's a New UI

Survey Says Half of Window 8 Users Prefer Windows 7: Shocker! It's a New UI

Windows 8 is still weeks away from release, but the preview versions have given many users a chance to form opinions. And, of course, there are always people who have opinions before they take an OS for a spin. To find out what people are thinking about the upcoming operating system, Windows 8 Forums recently surveyed 50,000 people and...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes for Maps Fiasco in iOS 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes for Maps Fiasco in iOS 6

Tim Cook is coming into his own as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Apple. After a little more than a year at the helm, he's managed to differentiate himself in a subtle, yet meaningful way from Steve Jobs, and he did it simply by apologizing for the situation with Maps in iOS 6. We'll give you a moment to pick your jaw up off the floor....

Sony to Acquire a Big Chunk of Olympus

Sony to Acquire a Big Chunk of Olympus

Sony and Olympus are kicking off the weekend by entering into a "business alliance agreement" and a "capital alliance agreement," which are essentially fancy ways of announcing a big time investment of one into the other. In this case, Sony is tossing about $645 million at Olympus in order to become the company's largest shareholder. After...

HTC One X+ Breaks Cover, 1.7GHz Quad-Core, Android 4.1 Jellybean

HTC One X+ Breaks Cover, 1.7GHz Quad-Core, Android 4.1 Jellybean

It's nigh impossible to stay one step ahead in the smartphone race, because just as soon as you pick up a handset, a successor inevitably pokes its head into view. That's the case for HTC One X owners, who should probably stop reading right now. For everyone else, be advised that HTC's faster clocked One X+ isn't too far off in the distance....

AMD And BlueStacks Link Up To Launch AppZone

AMD And BlueStacks Link Up To Launch AppZone

AMD isn't just making waves with A8 and A10 -- it's also launching the AMD AppZone, which is described as an "online showcase for applications and games accelerated by AMD Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs) and AMD accelerated processing units (APUs)." In other words, it's giving users the ability to download and run Android apps on AMD-based...

AT&T's Novatel Liberate Mobile Hotspot Adds 2.8" Touchscreen To The Mix

AT&T's Novatel Liberate Mobile Hotspot Adds 2.8" Touchscreen To The Mix

It may not look like a mobile hotspot, but that's exactly what it is. Developed by Novatel Wireless, this AT&T-bound hotspot is actually not the strangest we've ever seen. That honor undoubtedly goes to the Verizon iPad, which also doubles as a wonderful mobile hotspot. That aside, this new Liberate is designed to operate on AT&T's...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition 15.6" Laptop and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition 15.6" Laptop and More

We’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals ready for you all this fine Thursday morning courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy, The featured attraction is an awesome deal on a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition 15.6", Intel Core i7 Laptop. The Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition in this deal normally sells for about $1,139, but it’s available...

Intel Launches Clover Trail Atom Z2760 SoC and Multiple Windows 8 Tablet Design Wins

Intel Launches Clover Trail Atom Z2760 SoC and Multiple Windows 8 Tablet Design Wins

Though we gave you a glimpse of it in our IDF 2012 coverage, Intel is officially unveiling their new Atom Z2760 dual-core SoC (System on Chip), code named Clover Trail.  The Z2760 is a dual-core Atom-based chip with a 1.8GHz clock frequency and support for Intel Hyperthreading technology which allows two cores to process four...

DishNET Satellite Broadband Bringing 4G-Level Speeds To The Middle Of Nowhere

DishNET Satellite Broadband Bringing 4G-Level Speeds To The Middle Of Nowhere

These days, it seems that wires don't have much of a future. Just as soon as we can figure out wireless power, the future will be upon us. In the meantime, things like LTE have proven that wireless technologies don't have to play second fiddle to wireline technologies. Now, DISH Network is launching dishNET broadband, which aims to bring high-speed...

Samsung To Acquire Digital Content Providers In Battle For Mobile Supremacy

Samsung To Acquire Digital Content Providers In Battle For Mobile Supremacy

One way to increase hardware sales, at least in Samsung’s purview, is to add value by way of excellent software. The company is reportedly looking to do just that on the mobile front with a renewed push into realms such as music software and services. "The message we're getting from the top is to raise software capability, and buy rather...

Ubuntu 13.04 Already Scoping Out An April 2013 Final Release Date

Ubuntu 13.04 Already Scoping Out An April 2013 Final Release Date

Looking for a little more Linux in your life? You won't have to wait too much longer. Ubuntu is one of the best known builds, and while Quantal Quetzal won't ship until a few more weeks (Oct. 18th), there's no stopping forward progress. A timeline has already been set for Ubuntu 13.04, with Decembest 1st listed as the date where we'll see...

Valve Announces Steam for Linux External Beta

Valve Announces Steam for Linux External Beta

Valve’s much-ballyhooed expansion of the Source engine and Steam to the Linux world just took a major step forward with the announcement of a private external beta. If you’re running Ubuntu, you could be one of the lucky 1,000 users to take Steam and a Valve game for a spin sometime in October. Of course, if you’re really...

Billions of Computers Compromised in Zero Day Java Exploit

Billions of Computers Compromised in Zero Day Java Exploit

Tread carefully on the Internet, surf ninja. That's always sound advice, but it's especially important now to be extra cautious, particularly if you use Java. Researchers at Security Explorations discovered a zero-day exploit in multiple versions of Java that could affect over a billion PCs around the globe. Technical details of the exploit...

Facebook Begins Deleting Fake User Accounts and Fake Likes

Facebook Begins Deleting Fake User Accounts and Fake Likes

In a roundabout sort of way, Facebook tattled on itself earlier in the summer when, in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), it fessed up to the fact that nearly 9 percent of the social networking site's accounts are fake, bogus, the unreal McCoy. Or, as Facebook labeled them, "undesirable" or "false" accounts, which...

Western Digital Unveils 4 Terabyte WD RE SAS and SATA Drives, Eyes Public and Private Clouds

Western Digital Unveils 4 Terabyte WD RE SAS and SATA Drives, Eyes Public and Private Clouds

Western Digital has announced a line of SAS and SATA hard drives designed for both the consumer and enterprise markets, and they’re designed for high-capacity and longevity. The 3.5-inch, 7,200RPM WD RE SATA drives are available in capacities of 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB capacities, and the SAS drives come in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, or 4TB. Western Digital...

Qualcomm Unveils New Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Play Processors for Entry Level Smartphones

Qualcomm Unveils New Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Play Processors for Entry Level Smartphones

The neat thing about the fast pace of technology is that yesterday's high-end hardware eventually (and usually pretty quickly) trickles down into budget territory, a point Qualcomm's new Snapdragon S4 Play processors underscore. New to the Snapdragon S4 Play lineup are a pair of quad-core chips for entry-level smartphones: MSM8225Q and ...

JEDEC Lays Out DDR4 Memory Standard For Next-Gen Speedsters

JEDEC Lays Out DDR4 Memory Standard For Next-Gen Speedsters

Is the world okay as-is with just DDR2 and DDR3 memory? Perhaps. We could get by, yes, but what about pushing the envelope? What about faster, faster, faster? Well, it's about time for memory to take the next major leap in speed. JEDEC, a known name in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, today announced the initial...

AMD A10 and A8 Trinity APU: Virgo Desktop Experience - Hot Hardware Hands-On

AMD A10 and A8 Trinity APU: Virgo Desktop Experience - Hot Hardware Hands-On

We're taking a somewhat different two-tiered approach with our coverage of AMD’s new Trinity-based APUs for desktop systems today. AMD is lifting the veil on their new product line-up, in addition to graphics performance and power consumption, but we can’t quite give you the full monty just yet, due to a new multi-tiered launch...

ABI Research Shows LTE Gains Already Surpassing WiMAX Install Base

ABI Research Shows LTE Gains Already Surpassing WiMAX Install Base

WiMAX may be a fading term, but it was all the rage just a few years ago. With Sprint onboard here in the the U.S., and numerous other carriers jumping onboard elsewhere, it looked to be the true next-gen wireless format to overtake 3G. But then, LTE happened. That format offered far higher speeds compared to 3G networks, and with all of these...

Distracting Type Fonts On Car Dash Devices May Be Endangering Drivers

Distracting Type Fonts On Car Dash Devices May Be Endangering Drivers

Could the choice of font used in your vehicle's front dash kill you? Potentially yes, say researchers. That sort of claim is going to require some explanation, so let's hop - err, drive - to it. The conclusion was reached thanks to the joint study conducted by AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Monotype Imaging Holding...

Sennheiser Announces Platform Agnostic U 320 Gaming Headset

Sennheiser Announces Platform Agnostic U 320 Gaming Headset

One of the problems with being a multi-platform gamer that enjoys gaming on a PC just as much as on an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 console is that it gets mighty expensive stocking up on separate peripherals for each one. Can't we all just get along? Sennheiser thinks so, and to prove it, the company released its first pair of multi-platform...

Ubisoft Reveals Hardware Specs for Far Cry 3, Is Your System Ready?

Ubisoft Reveals Hardware Specs for Far Cry 3, Is Your System Ready?

Assuming no more delays, you don't have long to wait until Ubisoft releases Far Cry 3 to PC, which is slated to ship December 4 in North America and November 29 in Europe. That gives you plenty of time to spruce up your system and make sure it meets the minimum or recommended hardware requirements that Ubisoft revealed today. You don't need...

Bug Fixing NVIDIA 304.51 Drivers For Linux Released

Bug Fixing NVIDIA 304.51 Drivers For Linux Released

It might have taken a bit longer than expected, but NVIDIA has this week issued a brand-new Linux driver that not only supports the company's latest graphics cards, but brings a ton of bug fixes along with it. If you're planning to pick up a GeForce GTX 660 or 650, this is the driver you need. On the mobile side, support for the GT 645M, GTX...

Intel CEO Slams Microsoft Tells Taiwan Employees Windows 8 Isn't Ready For Prime Time

Intel CEO Slams Microsoft Tells Taiwan Employees Windows 8 Isn't Ready For Prime Time

Do you think that Intel, the world's largest chip maker, might have somewhat of a vested interest in Windows? You better believe it, and so it's pretty scary that Intel's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Paul Otellini, isn't feeling the vibe from Windows 8. As far as Otellini is reportedly concerned, Windows 8 is not a finished product. Citing...

Apple Tells iPhone 5 Customer Scratches and Chips are "Normal"

Apple Tells iPhone 5 Customer Scratches and Chips are "Normal"

For a company that's worth over $650 billion, you would think Apple would learn how to better communicate with its customers. Perhaps that's the luxury of being in Apple's position -- as long as people keep buying the company's products, it needn't make excuses for design flaws. Remember the antenna issue that plagued the iPhone 4? Apple's...

Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD Ultrabook, HH Reviewed

Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD Ultrabook, HH Reviewed

For all the performance being packed into today’s super-slim ultrabooks, gaming and multimedia are often the weakest links. Most ultrabooks have Intel integrated graphics that aren’t designed to take on graphics-intensive games. Storage space, graphics processing, and display quality can be key areas in many ultrabooks that leave...

Barnes & Noble Launches Nook HD and Nook HD+ Android Tablets, Could Be Kindle Fire Killers

Barnes & Noble Launches Nook HD and Nook HD+ Android Tablets, Could Be Kindle Fire Killers

Ever since Amazon launched its Kindle Fire line, Barnes & Noble's Nook devices have been almost an afterthought, at least in terms of media coverage. Not anymore. Barnes & Noble today gave its Nook line a much needed update, and may have rendered the upcoming Kindle Fire HD obsolete in the process. Let's have a look. The first of the...

Hot Deals of the Day: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD and More

It’s time for your daily serving of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction this Wednesday morning is a Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD (model number MZ-7PC256B). Regular price for this puppy hovers in the $240 range, but LogicBuy’s deal brings that price down to just under $180....

Maingear Builds Gaming Performance into Alpha 24 Super Stock All-In-One PC

Maingear Builds Gaming Performance into Alpha 24 Super Stock All-In-One PC

You know, all-in-one PCs don’t get nearly enough love. While ultrabooks are stealing the spotlight with their ever-improving performance and portability, AIOs have been quietly getting sleeker and more powerful. A lot more powerful, in fact. This morning, Maingear announced the Alpha 24 Super Stock AIO, which boasts some solid desktop...

Sony Releasing PS3 Titles Digitally and on Disc Simultaneously with PSN Day 1 Digital Program

Sony Releasing PS3 Titles Digitally and on Disc Simultaneously with PSN Day 1 Digital Program

Gamers chomping at the bit to get their hands on the latest PS3 titles who prefer a digital download to a physical disk are getting good news from Sony; the company announced the new PSN Day 1 Digital program, which will let users download hot titles through the PlayStation Network on the same day they become available at retailers. In October,...

Revolutionary Lytro Camera Landing at an Online Retailer Near You on October 9th

Revolutionary Lytro Camera Landing at an Online Retailer Near You on October 9th

The Lytro, a curious and innovative light-field camera that lets you focus and adjust images in-camera after you’ve snapped a photo, will be widely available in the U.S. starting on October 9th. In just under two weeks, you can purchase your own giant lipstick-looking Lytro online from Target, Best Buy, and Amazon. In November, they’ll...

Pantech VEGA R3 Keeps The Phablet Trend Alive With 5.3" Display

Pantech VEGA R3 Keeps The Phablet Trend Alive With 5.3" Display

Pantech probably isn't the most familiar name when it comes to smartphones, but this one's a looker. The new VEGA R3 is a 5.3" phablet of a smartphone, designed with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2600mAh battery, an IPS Pro LCD, and one of the thinnest bezels ever for a phone this size. There's also an LTE radio, 1280x720 resolution...

MSI's GX60 15.6" Gaming Notebook Packs AMD GPU / GPU And SteelSeries Keyboard

MSI's GX60 15.6" Gaming Notebook Packs AMD GPU / GPU And SteelSeries Keyboard

MSI has a long history of cranking out well-specced gaming laptops, and the trend is continuing with the new GX60. This new gaming beast is equipped with an AMD A10 4600M Quad Core CPU, and the AMD Radeon HD 7970M GPU. You'll also find a 1920x1080 display, SteelSeries keyboard, Killer Gaming networking, as well as AMD's Enduro and Eyefinity...

Apple's A6 Architecture Unveiled, Unique Design, 3 GPUs, Samsung Manufactured

Apple's A6 Architecture Unveiled, Unique Design, 3 GPUs, Samsung Manufactured

It's no secret there's no love lost between Apple and Samsung. The former sued the latter for patent infringement and recently won a billion dollar verdict, and Samsung, which will undoubtedly appeal, has been lobbing humor grenades at its foe, making fun of Apple customers in an ad spot for the Galaxy S III. And yet despite all the bad blood...

Bus-Powered LaCie Rugged External SSD Gets It Done With USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Bus-Powered LaCie Rugged External SSD Gets It Done With USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

With its orange bumper and snow-white housing, the LaCie Rugged looks downright dainty. But LaCie says that the portable SSD can handle 4-foot drops and is meant to withstand the rigors of frequent shipping. Toughness aside, what makes the device really interesting is its dual USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports and support for bus power. According...

NFC-Enabled Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphones Open Doors at Netflix, Others in Pilot Studies

NFC-Enabled Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphones Open Doors at Netflix, Others in Pilot Studies

While everyone is bringing their own mobile devices to work, those phones might as well be put to work contributing to building security; at least that’s the purview of HID Global, which announced the results of a pair of pilot studies using NFC technology in employee smartphones to (physically) open doors at companies and contribute...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell U2713HM 27" UltraSharp LED-backlit LCD Monitor and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell U2713HM 27" UltraSharp LED-backlit LCD Monitor and More

We’ve got another set of HOT deals this morning, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for your all this fine Tuesday morning, we have a gorgeous Dell U2713HM 27" UltraSharp LED-backlit LCD Monitor, with a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 for just under $720 with free shipping. That works out to a savings of 10%. Other specifications...

Want A Closer Look At Einstein's Brain? There's an App for That

Want A Closer Look At Einstein's Brain? There's an App for That

If you have an iPad, you can take a closer look at one of history’s greatest minds. This morning, the National Museum of Health & Medicine, Chicago released an app that displays slides of Albert Einstein’s brain. The app is for sale to researchers and curious iPad users alike, and all profits are going to the Chicago museum...

Eye Driven Computer Control Technology Developed For Around $30

Eye Driven Computer Control Technology Developed For Around $30

If we told you that most eye-controlled computing devices cost as much as $$5,000 or $7,000, would you be surprised? Would you be even more surprised that London scientists have developed a similarly capable device for about thirty bucks using off the shelf parts and a couple of hacked video game consoles? According to CNN, Dr. Aldo Faisal,...

Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Reviewed

Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Reviewed

Thunderbolt, originally dubbed “Light Peak”, is a dual-protocol interface that combines PCI-Express and DisplayPort into one metaprotocol with bi-directional speeds of up to 10Gbps. The technology makes even the relatively speedy USB 3.0 interface (5Gbps) look downright pokey by comparison. What would you do if you were a storage...

Woz Wants to Become an Aussie Citizen Because of Country’s National Broadband Network

Woz Wants to Become an Aussie Citizen Because of Country’s National Broadband Network

You know Steve Wozniak as the oft-outspoken American programmer who co-founded Apple and invented the Apple I and and Apple II systems, but if he gets his way, you'll soon know him as a bona fide Australian citizen. One of the reasons why Woz finds taking up permanent residence in Australia so appealing is because the country's rolling out...

IBM Confirms WII U Utilizes Power-Based CPU, Not Power 7

IBM Confirms WII U Utilizes Power-Based CPU, Not Power 7

Apparently Nintendo's upcoming Wii U game console isn't powered by a Power 7 processor after all, as was previously believed to be the case. IBM took to Twitter to clarify that fact, while offering a somewhat vague clue as to what hardware the Wii U will be running. "Wii U chip clarification: It's a 'Power-based microprocessor,'" @IBMWatson...

Google Maps For iPhone 5 Not Even On the Radar Yet, Says Schmidt

Google Maps For iPhone 5 Not Even On the Radar Yet, Says Schmidt

An Apple a day is supposed to keep the doctor away, but with the latest release of iOS -- version 6 -- Apple has managed to kick Google Maps to the curb, too. The decision to ditch Google Maps in favor of its own mapping service based on TomTom's data hasn't been particularly well received by users, some of which have complained that it oftentimes...

Nokia Announces Asha 308 and Asha 309 Affordable Smartphones

Nokia Announces Asha 308 and Asha 309 Affordable Smartphones

Perhaps in an attempt to inject some sanity into the smartphone wars, Nokia today unveiled the Asha 308 and 309, the latest additions to the Asha Touch family that allow its users to hop on the web and perform other smart tasks without breaking the bank. The statement Asha phone owners make is, 'I don't care about the iPhone 5 or the Galaxy...

Toshiba Intros World's Slimmest 500GB Portable Hard Drive

Toshiba Intros World's Slimmest 500GB Portable Hard Drive

Tired of hauling around "portable" hard drives that don't feel very portable? Toshiba's here to help. The company just announced the world’s smallest portable hard drive, the Toshiba Canvio Slim. It's a 500GB unit that measures just 9mm thick, 107mm long and 75mm wide. As you'd expect, it's plug and play out of the box, supports both...

TiVo And Verizon Settle Pending Litigation, Tease Redbox Distribution

TiVo And Verizon Settle Pending Litigation, Tease Redbox Distribution

At long last, it's finally over. The long running patent dispute between Verizon and TiVo is finally over, and TiVo has to be smiling. The companies have entered into a license agreement, and according to those terms, Verizon will provide TiVo total compensation worth at least $250.4 million. The payments from Verizon to TiVo shall be comprised...

Update: Our iPhone 5 Video Review Added

Update: Our iPhone 5 Video Review Added

If you haven't been by our iPhone 5 review yet, you really should swing on over.  Apple's new smartphone is remarkable in some respects, ho-hum in others but decidedly gorgeous to behold.  Make no mistake, Android zealots, we're fans of HOT hardware here, (as if the masthead didn't clue you in) so we don't discriminate.  When...

Toyota Unveils Helpful Human Support Robot (HSR) For Disabled

Toyota Unveils Helpful Human Support Robot (HSR) For Disabled

While we’re dreaming about science fiction, Toyota Motor Corporation announced that it has developed a human support robot (HSR) that is capable of not just picking up odds and ends around the house but can also actually perform tasks normally performed by human caregivers--that is to say, tasks that require the robot to actually touch...

Neuroprosthetic Chip Implant Improves Memory and Decision Making In Monkeys

Neuroprosthetic Chip Implant Improves Memory and Decision Making In Monkeys

Science can be both awesome and terrifying, usually at the same time. Researchers at Wake Forest University are looking for ways to improve the cognitive and memory functions of those with brain injuries, and they’re using chips implanted into the brains of primates to test their technology and ideas. According to Neurogadget, five primates...

Intel Extends "Intel Inside" Brand campaign To Smartphones -- But Will Consumers Benefit?

Intel Extends "Intel Inside" Brand campaign To Smartphones -- But Will Consumers Benefit?

Intel's four beat, three second jingle has become synonymous with the company's brand, despite the fact that it contains no spoken words or associated text. To date, Santa Clara has reserved the sequence for its desktop, laptop, and server products, but it's planning a major smartphone marketing campaign as well. Intel is only just now dipping...

Is Fry's Electronics Headed Towards Bankruptcy?

Is Fry's Electronics Headed Towards Bankruptcy?

The number of brick-and-mortar electronics shops available to do-it-yourself (DIY) system builders and consumer electronics (CE) junkies has fallen dramatically in the past several years. First it was Good Guys that fell by the wayside in 2005, then CompUSA that sunk itself into financial trouble a year later before being bought out by Systemax,...

iPhone 5 Benchmarks Fast and Sells Even Faster, Tops 5 Million Sales in Three Days

iPhone 5 Benchmarks Fast and Sells Even Faster, Tops 5 Million Sales in Three Days

As we discovered during our formal review of the iPhone 5, Apple's newest smartphone isn't just fast, it pretty much smokes the top Android devices in benchmarks. Much to the approval of Apple, the iPhone 5 is also lighting up the sales chart, a point the Cupertino company is all too happy to gloat about. According to Apple, the device that...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro 270 Core i5-Based Desktop and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Vostro 270 Core i5-Based Desktop and More

It’s time to kick off a new week with a fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction this Monday morning is a deal on Dell’s new Ivy Bridge-based Vostro 270 desktop PC. With free shipping and a couple of stackable coupons, that add up to $320 in saving, the price of this quad-core system...

Asus Looks Ahead to Upcoming Trinity Fusion APUs, Announces F2A85 Series Motherboards

Asus Looks Ahead to Upcoming Trinity Fusion APUs, Announces F2A85 Series Motherboards

Asus today lifted the curtain on its F2A85 Series of motherboards built around AMD's new A85X chipset and FM2 socket. The boards are designed and optimized for the Sunnyvale chip designer's second generation "Trinity" Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), which are expected to launch next month. One of the things Asus continues to tout is the...

Samsung Rolling Out Android 4.1 Jellybean Update To Galaxy S III Today

Samsung Rolling Out Android 4.1 Jellybean Update To Galaxy S III Today

Samsung likes to rub it in Apple's face that "the next best thing is already here," but for tried and true Android users, the next best thing on the open source side of the mobile fence is Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.x) on the Galaxy S III. Well, move over Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.x), because here comes Jelly Bean. Recent forum reports...

Foxconn China Plant Shut Down After Riot Involving 2,000 Workers

Foxconn China Plant Shut Down After Riot Involving 2,000 Workers

Riots involving thousands of disgruntled workers have erupted at one of Foxconn's plants in China. Foxconn builds and supplies Apple's iPhone devices, including the new iPhone 5, as well as various other electronics for companies like Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and other well known companies. "The plant is closed today for investigation,"...

Bowers & Wilkins Intro A5 And A7 AirPlay Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins Intro A5 And A7 AirPlay Speakers

There are just under half a billion iOS devices in the world, all of which use the "old" 30-pin Dock Connector. Starting with the iPhone 5, that connector is out, and Lightning is in. As the world must go on, eventually we'll see accessories shipped to support the new adapter, despite the overwhelmingly huge market share advantage of supporting...

Globalfoundries Showcases 14nm Roadmap For Mobile Devices

Globalfoundries Showcases 14nm Roadmap For Mobile Devices

Ready to nerd out? Great. Globalfoundries has rolled out details surrounding its new FinFET transistor architecture, which is engineered specifically with mobile devices in mind. No real surprise, given that mobile is quite clearly the future. Desktops have already fallen behind laptops, and seems just a matter of time before tablets start...

AMD’s Next Gen Piledriver CPU Architecture Pre-Order Info Leaks To The Web

AMD’s Next Gen Piledriver CPU Architecture Pre-Order Info Leaks To The Web

AMD’s Bulldozer chips were, to put it bluntly, a disappointment, but the company is hoping that its upcoming Piledriver, the second generation of the Bulldozer processors, will deliver on their promised performance even as the third generation of the chips (Steamroller) looms on the horizon. In advance of the official global release,...

Google to Drop Chrome Support for OS X 10.5 Leopard

Google to Drop Chrome Support for OS X 10.5 Leopard

Apple will tell you that Mac OS X 10.8 is the Mountain Lion's meow with its more than 200 new features versus the previous build, tighter social integration, and everything else it has going for it. For those of you clinging to Mac OX X 10.5 (Leopard), here's another reason to upgrade: no more Google Chrome browser updates for you! "Google...

iPhone 5 Smokes Top Android Smartphones in Benchmarks

iPhone 5 Smokes Top Android Smartphones in Benchmarks

Some have criticized Apple for letting the iPhone fall behind the competition, and the iPhone 5 is no exception, as Samsung is more than happy to point out. A 4-inch screen? Yeah, several other smartphones have that beat. Fast 4G LTE connectivity? Again, there are plenty of mobile devices that already do that. A new proprietary dock connector?...

HotHardware Reviews The iPhone 5

HotHardware Reviews The iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is available, but only for those who pre-ordered right away on September 14th and were willing to stand in line at an Apple Store or pay big bucks on an auction site. Many pundits will say that the new iPhone is perhaps a little bland. The device is just now hitting specs that Android phone makers hit a year ago. There's no NFC...

Boeing Planning To Ramp Up In-Flight Calling, Wi-Fi And Entertainment

Boeing Planning To Ramp Up In-Flight Calling, Wi-Fi And Entertainment

Boeing thinks you need even more ways to stay connected while on a plane. Agree? Not that it matters much, because the friendly skies are gradually becoming a place where you can no longer escape your work e-mail, and maybe, your work calls. The airplane maker has this week revealed that systems will soon be installed during production on...

Twitter Rolling Out Curation Tool and Interactive Features For Publishers

Twitter Rolling Out Curation Tool and Interactive Features For Publishers

Twitter is growing up; in an effort to tidy up the Twitter experience, add more features and functionality, and generally bring more maturity to the microblogging platform, the company will be rolling out some changes soon. More to the point, Twitter is declaring itself as a neutral platform for users to create and share content as opposed...

Verizon's iPhone 5 Is Unlocked From The Factory

Verizon's iPhone 5 Is Unlocked From The Factory

Not interested in standing in long lines? Still trying to make up your mind on the iPhone 5? If so, here's a bit of information that may sway you when it comes to selecting a carrier. As fate would have it, or something like that, Verizon Wireless' iPhone 5 has a secret: it's unlocked from the factory. That means that even those who buy one...

What's Up with Spotify Treating New Premium Account Holders as Freeloaders?

What's Up with Spotify Treating New Premium Account Holders as Freeloaders?

After channel surfing and catching the tail end of HBO's "2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" on TV last night, I got a hankering for some Guns N' Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers. One thing led to another, and before I knew it, I was signing up for a 30-day free trial of Spotify's Premium service. I had already been using Spotify,...

Samsung's Galaxy S III Developer Edition Now On Sale

Samsung's Galaxy S III Developer Edition Now On Sale

One has to wonder how far off the Galaxy S IV (or the next Nexus phone) is at this stage, but this still looking to grab a GSIII now have a more enticing option on Verizon Wireless. Originally, the GSIII that shipped to Verizon contained a locked bootloader, disallowing tweakers to install their own ROMs and generally have fun with the system....

Major Carriers May Not Profit From Subsidized iPhone 5 Customers For Up To 9 Months

Major Carriers May Not Profit From Subsidized iPhone 5 Customers For Up To 9 Months

The iPhone 5 is on pace to become the best selling smartphone model of all time, but even though that's the case, wireless carriers won't see any real gain for several months. Unlike Android phones, the subsidies on iPhone models are much higher. Barclays analyst James Ratcliffe estimates that the iPhone subsidy is around $400, whereas most...

Dell Releases S Series Monitors With Edge-To-Edge Glass, Varying Sizes

Dell Releases S Series Monitors With Edge-To-Edge Glass, Varying Sizes

Dell's monitors have been first in class for a long while, but it's been a bit since we've seen any major refreshes. That ends today, as Dell rolls out the new S-Series of LCDs with slimmer bezels than ever before. Available in 27”, 24”, 23” and 21.5” sizes, these new monitors are aimed at consumers and prosumers alike,...

Virgin Mobile Plugs Security Hole, Millions Sigh in Relief

Virgin Mobile Plugs Security Hole, Millions Sigh in Relief

The power of the Internet makes us wonder how we ever got along without it. Case in point: Kevin Burke, an independent developer, discovered a major security hole that left six million Virgin Mobile USA customers vulnerable to a relatively simple brute force attack. After alerting Virgin Mobile of the flaw a month ago and seeing no fix in...

NVIDIA Cozying-Up To Open Source, Will Release Tegra 2D/3D Documentation, Linus Cracks a Smile

NVIDIA Cozying-Up To Open Source, Will Release Tegra 2D/3D Documentation, Linus Cracks a Smile

Just when we all thought - or some wanted us to think - that NVIDIA has lackluster support for open source, it's become known that the company will soon be publicly releasing some GPU programming documentation for its Tegra architecture. At the moment, this documentation will affect Tegra's 2D rendering engine only, but there's hope that 3D...

Retail 3D Printing has Arrived, at MakerBot Store in NYC

Retail 3D Printing has Arrived, at MakerBot Store in NYC

If you’re strolling down Mulberry Street in New York, there’s a new attraction to behold: a retail store featuring 3D printers, filament for printing 3D models, and treasures printed by MakerBot machines. The MakerBot store is the brainchild of MakerBot founder Bre Pettis, who said, “I have dreamed of opening this store ever...

Apple Allegedly Steals Swiss Railway Clock Design, Swiss Federal Railway Taking Legal Action

Apple Allegedly Steals Swiss Railway Clock Design, Swiss Federal Railway Taking Legal Action

It could be said that when it sues others for stealing design ideas, Apple is a pot calling the kettle black. Further damning evidence is that Apple appears to have swiped the design for the clock in iOS 6 from the Swiss Federal Railways iconic clock. Here’s a side-by-side of the two: Image credits: Newlyswissed (L) and iDownload Blog...

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 14z + Adobe Elements 9 Bundle and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Dell Inspiron 14z + Adobe Elements 9 Bundle and More

It’s time to wrap up another week with a healthy dose of HOT deals, by way of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction this fine Friday morning is a sexy Dell Inspiron 14z slim, 14" Core i3-based Aluminum laptop, which is bundled with a copy of Adobe Elements 9, for less than $400 (its lowest price ever) and with free shipping:...

Android NFC Hack Allows Free Ride on US Subways

Android NFC Hack Allows Free Ride on US Subways

Where there are systems for financial transactions, there will always be opportunities to skirt those systems, and that holds true for NFC transactions, too. Researchers have already demonstrated a hack for Android NFC that lets them refill fare card balances for transit systems, including subways, in two states. The key to the hack is...

Kickstarter Publishes New Policies to Hold Developers Accountable

Kickstarter Publishes New Policies to Hold Developers Accountable

Kickstarter, an increasingly popular crowd funding site that's helped developers and inventors raise millions of dollars for their projects, wants to clear the air. First and foremost, "Kickstarter is not a store," the site stated in a blog post. "It's hard to know how many people feel like they're shopping at a store when they're backing...

Maps Issues Aside, Apple Stores Still Draw Big Crowds as iPhone 5 Goes On Sale

Maps Issues Aside, Apple Stores Still Draw Big Crowds as iPhone 5 Goes On Sale

After months and months of rumors, followed by an official announcement and a little over a week of waiting, Apple's much heralded iPhone 5 is finally here. Depending on where you live, however, don't expect to leisurely trot on down to your neighborhood Apple store and walk away with a new generation iPhone model. Those who wanted one badly...

Iran Bans ArmA III Military FPS Game for False Representation of Country’s Military

Iran Bans ArmA III Military FPS Game for False Representation of Country’s Military

The next time someone smirks and gives you a line about video games being stupid, you can say “Oh yeah? If they’re so unimportant, why did Iran ban a shooter for portraying its military in a negative light?” That’ll learn ‘em. That’s right, Iran took issue with the yet-to-be released ArmA III by Bohemia...

AT&T Launches 4G LTE in 10 New Markets in Anticipation of iPhone 5 Launch

AT&T Launches 4G LTE in 10 New Markets in Anticipation of iPhone 5 Launch

AT&T claims it has the nation's largest 4G network, a claim that's based largely on its HSPA+ infrastructure. But what about 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution)? The wireless carrier's working on it. Leading up to the iPhone 5 launch, AT&T flipped the 4G LTE switch on in almost a dozen new major cities across the U.S. Which ones? Within just...

Intel Invests in Cash-Strapped Sharp, Ultrabook Displays Primary Attraction

Intel Invests in Cash-Strapped Sharp, Ultrabook Displays Primary Attraction

The television market isn't growing as fast as display makers would like, and as we reported earlier in the month, global TV shipments actually declined for the second consecutive quarter, dropping 8 percent yer-over-over in Q2. That's bad news for companies like Sharp, who have made a living selling TV sets. Enter Intel to save the day, at...

iPhone 5 Torn Down: Easier To Fix Than iPhone 4S

iPhone 5 Torn Down: Easier To Fix Than iPhone 4S

You don't buy an iPhone device with the intention of tearing it open and modding the handset in any significant way. In fact, most of Apple's products are a bear to service and/or mod, but would you believe things are getting better? Perhaps you've heard, Apple launched a new smartphone, and believe it or not, the iPhone 5 isn't a complete...

Sony Unveils New, Slimmer PlayStation 3 Console

Sony Unveils New, Slimmer PlayStation 3 Console

With another holiday season on the horizon, and Black Friday even closer, leave it to Sony to introduce a new console. Well, a reshaped console. For the second time, Sony's PlayStation 3 is getting a makeover. It'll be the thinnest PS3 yet, and it's becoming something of a trend for Sony to start thick and work its way into thinner versions...

Matias Reveals Quiet Pro Keyboard: "World's Quietest" Mechanical Keyboard

Matias Reveals Quiet Pro Keyboard: "World's Quietest" Mechanical Keyboard

Mechanical keyboards have always been a favorite around these parts, and we're always happy to see yet another company getting into the mix. While it's arguably a niche market, with hardcore gamers producing most of the interest, Matias is hoping to garner some mainstream attention by throwing a "world's quietest" tag onto its newest mechanical...

German Prosecutors Accuse HP Employees of Bribery to Secure Russian Contract

German Prosecutors Accuse HP Employees of Bribery to Secure Russian Contract

One current and two former Hewlett-Packard employees have been named in a criminal bribery case brought on by German prosecutors. According to the indictment, a three-year investigation found that HP executives issued $10 million in kickbacks in order to secure a contract worth four and a half times as much with Russia's Prosecutor General...

Walmart Shows Amazon Kindle The Door

Walmart Shows Amazon Kindle The Door

If you’re planning to pick up a Kindle Fire at Walmart, you’d better hurry. The retail giant won’t be bringing in any new shipments of Kindles, likely because it sees Amazon as encroaching on its digital retail space. The do-not-carry list includes all Kindles, including the humble e-readers. Similar e-readers and tablets,...

HP Unveils New Windows 8 Consumer and Business PCs

HP Unveils New Windows 8 Consumer and Business PCs

Hot on the heels of the introduction of a new quartet of all-in-ones, HP announced several new consumer and business PCs designed for Windows 8. For consumers. there’s the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and 15 notebooks, which feature 14- and 15.6-inch HD screens (respectively) and boast storage capacity of up to 1TB, HP TrueVision HS webcams,...

New Congress.gov Beta Offers Better Searching

New Congress.gov Beta Offers Better Searching

If you’ve ever searched for information at the Congress website, you’ve used The Library of Congress’ venerable THOMAS system, which has been around since 1995. (That’s THOMAS, as in, Thomas Jefferson.) Search now at Congress.gov, and you’ll be using an entirely new search engine that is designed to provide an...

After Mocking Apple, Samsung Threatens Lawsuit Over iPhone 5

After Mocking Apple, Samsung Threatens Lawsuit Over iPhone 5

Samsung is certainly feeling spunky these days. After launching a pretty hilarious ad campaign poking fun at Apple users who wait in long lines to purchase every new iPhone iteration, the smartphone maker is again going on the offensive, but in a more serous manner. Reportedly, Samsung said it expects to sue Apple for alleged patent infringement...

Apple iOS 6: Maps Mayhem and What’s New

Apple iOS 6: Maps Mayhem and What’s New

Apple's iOS 6 is now available to download, and Apple has been quick to tout some "200 new features" over iOS 5. But of those 200, only a select few are noticeable to the end user. While a ton of stuff has been tweaked under the hood to enhance or otherwise modify the OS, not all of it is apparent to the end user. There are a few features,...

Intel’s Executive Vice President, Intel China Chairman, and Resident Stroke Conqueror Sean Maloney Announces Retirement

Intel’s Executive Vice President, Intel China Chairman, and Resident Stroke Conqueror Sean Maloney Announces Retirement

Intel is losing a man with an impressive resume. Sean Maloney is retiring from Intel, leaving both of jobs--Intel Executive Vice President and Chairman of Intel China--open to the next person up. Maloney put in 30 years with the chipmaker and wore a number of different hats at the company over the years, including co-general manager of the...

Groupon Joins Growing List of Mobile Payment Providers

Groupon Joins Growing List of Mobile Payment Providers

Mobile payments are exploding, and Groupon is getting in on the game. The daily deal company just announced GrouponPayments, which lets customers accept credit cards at low transaction costs. The service is built into the company’s smartphone app and can be combined with hardware that turns your smartphone into a card reader. Rather...

Hot Deals of the Day: Samsung 27-inch LED-Backlit Monitor and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Samsung 27-inch LED-Backlit Monitor and More

We’ve got another group of HOT tech deals this morning, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction is a Samsung 27-inch LED-Backlit Monitor (model S27B350H), which includes a $40 Gift Card. This monitor sports a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms response time, 300cd/m² of brightness, a 5,000,000:1 contrast...

Apple Shares Break Through $700 Ceiling (AAPL)

Apple Shares Break Through $700 Ceiling (AAPL)

Not even a week after Apple held a press event to announce the iPhone 5 (and new iPod models), the company's share price has shot up and above the $700 mark, ending the day at $702.10 on Wednesday. Apple's market capitalization now sits at $658.15 billion, an obscenely high valuation that underscores the legacy Steve Jobs left behind. Credit...

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review

If you are a fan of phones with physical keyboards you don't have a lot of choice these days. Generally you're going to have to choose between a Blackberry and a handful of Android phones, as most companies are focusing their attention on bigger and thinner devices. The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE has the rare mix of a decent physical keyboard...

Apple Releases iOS 6: Available To Download Now

Apple Releases iOS 6: Available To Download Now

Eager to make your iPhone 4 or 4S seem just a little bit more like the iPhone 5? You now can. Apple has officially begun the rollout of iOS 6, pushing the update to older devices over-the-air and through iTunes. It'll work on any iPhone newer than the 3GS, the last two generations of iPads and 4th/5th-generation iPod touches. It's the same...

Microsoft's Sculpt Comfort Keyboard Has A Dual-Purpose Spacebar

Microsoft's Sculpt Comfort Keyboard Has A Dual-Purpose Spacebar

A keyboard made specifically for an operating system? Yeah, that's a thing now. Microsoft has just unveiled the new Sculpt Comfort Keyboard, a new typing apparatus designed with Windows 8 in mind. It's an ergonomic board that's sleek and subtle, with a litany of Windows 8-specific hot keys. However, the most prominent feature has to be the...

Valve's Hardware Division Devoted To Bridging PC/Console Gaming Divide

Valve's Hardware Division Devoted To Bridging PC/Console Gaming Divide

Recent job postings at Valve and comments by the company have sparked a great deal of speculation on the company's long-term plans for a Linux-powered gaming console. In a recent interview, Jeri Ellsworth, one of Valve's R&D engineers, shed some light on what the company is working on. Thus far, the company's efforts have been focused...

Priceless: Samsung Rips On iPhone 5 Fans (Video)

Priceless: Samsung Rips On iPhone 5 Fans (Video)

If Apple wasn't worth over half a trillion dollars, we'd almost feel bad about Samsung's comically disparaging ads aimed at the iPhone maker. Sometimes the truth hurts, however, and far be it for us to discourage Samsung from making us laugh by pointing out how silly the whole Apple culture has become. The latest ad (embedded below) once again...

HTC Unveils its 8X & 8S Windows Phone 8 Smartphones

HTC Unveils its 8X & 8S Windows Phone 8 Smartphones

Hot on the heels of Samsung's first WP8 phone, the ATIV S, comes HTC to one-up things by offering not one, but two competing devices, the 8X and 8S. The 8X is HTC's flagship Windows Phone 8 device, so we'll analyze that first. With its 5.21 x 2.60 x 0.39" dimensions and its weight of 130g, the 8X compares nicely to Samsung's Galaxy S III in...

Dell Unveils Windows 8 Ultrabook and Latitude 10 Business Class Devices

Dell Unveils Windows 8 Ultrabook and Latitude 10 Business Class Devices

Dell is rolling out its Windows 8 devices for business, and flagship of the launch is an ultrabook targeted at enterprise deployments. Also announced are a tablet and an all-in-one desktop. But typical desktops? They’re not making news today. The Latitude 6430u has a 14-inch display and is significantly lighter and slimmer...

HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks Special: Corsair "Back to School" System Build

HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks Special: Corsair "Back to School" System Build

In this special episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco takes us through a system build of a killer new Gaming PC built with top-notch Corsair components that we'll be giving away to our lucky “Back to School” contest winner JOMA! A couple of episodes back, I (Marco) said that I was so jazzed to assemble...

Hot Deals of the Day: Crucial M4 256GB SSD and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Crucial M4 256GB SSD and More

Solid state drives remain one of the most effective upgrades to enhance the overall performance and responsiveness of a system. And luckily, SSD prices continue to plummet. Today, LogicBuy has a deal posted for a Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD (model CT256M4SSD2), with a price of only $0.62 per gigabyte. The Crucial M4 features...

 Intel’s Launches WiDi 3.5: Faster, Lower Latency, Miracast Certified, USB Support

Intel’s Launches WiDi 3.5: Faster, Lower Latency, Miracast Certified, USB Support

Intel is leveling up its Wireless Display (WiDi) technology that was first introduced two years ago. The newest iteration -- version 3.5 -- adds a bunch of nifty new features that expand its capabilities, and of course implements support for Windows 8 and its touch-friendly interface. Before we dive into the new features, let's backtrack a...

Stephen Elop Running Out of Time to Turn Nokia Around

Stephen Elop Running Out of Time to Turn Nokia Around

Nokia is desperately trying to reestablish itself as a major contender in the mobile phone space, but it's no easy task going up against the likes of Apple and Samsung. There's also a lot riding for company CEO Stephen Elop, who could find himself looking for a new job if the Lumia 920 fails to excite customers the way he envisioned. Elop...

Tech Lobbying Internet Association Comprised of Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Others to Open Shop In Washington

Tech Lobbying Internet Association Comprised of Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Others to Open Shop In Washington

A number of prominent online companies have joined forces to create The Internet Association, the nation's first trade association claiming to represent the interests of the Internet economy. Led by President and CEO Michael Beckerman, IA consists of Amazon.com, AOL, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace,...

New iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Pushed to 3-4 Week Lead Time

New iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Pushed to 3-4 Week Lead Time

It just wouldn't be an Apple product launch without a shortage of inventory to meet the frenzied demand, would it? The iPhone 5 is no exception. Apple's latest and greatest smartphone launches to retail two days from now -- September 21, 2012 -- but if you place your pre-order online, Apple says you can expect shipment in 3-4 weeks. That's...

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note II, Launching on Five U.S. Carriers in Time for the Holidays

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note II, Launching on Five U.S. Carriers in Time for the Holidays

Samsung has just announced the Samsung Galaxy Note II, a phone designed to combine the best features of the Galaxy S III and the intriguing S Pen and its associated Pen apps. The Galaxy Note II runs on a quad core 1.6Ghz Samsung Exynos processor and sports 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (up to 64GB with a microSD card), and a sizable 5.5-inch...

Nuance Beefs Up Voice-to-Text Portfolio With Acquisition of Voice Tech Provider Ditech Networks

Nuance Beefs Up Voice-to-Text Portfolio With Acquisition of Voice Tech Provider Ditech Networks

Nuance Communications is already established as a speech technology provider, and it gave itself a big boost by acquiring Ditech Networks, a company that provides Voice Quality Assurance (VQA) technology and PhoneTag voicemail-to-text services. Nuance is looking to leverage Ditech’s technology to enhance its Dragon Voice to Text Services...

RIM And Microsoft Agree On exFAT License Agreement

RIM And Microsoft Agree On exFAT License Agreement

Research in Motion isn't taking the year off. Despite BlackBerry 10 not being ready to launch until next year, the company is making news this week with a new partnership involving Microsoft. Microsoft has announced that both companies have inked a patent licensing agreement that gives RIM broad access to the latest Extended File Allocation...

Samsung Intros 128GB Embedded NAND Storage, Headed To Phones And Tablets Soon

Samsung Intros 128GB Embedded NAND Storage, Headed To Phones And Tablets Soon

It's just a matter of time before phones and tablets alike start shipping with triple digits worth of storage. Not today, but soon. And Samsung's getting us even closer. The company has just announced the mass production of the industry's highest density (128GB) embedded NAND storage. The kicker here is the size; it's all packed into a chip...

Borderlands 2 Launches, Delivers Deeper Story, Same Satisfying, Fun Gameplay

Borderlands 2 Launches, Delivers Deeper Story, Same Satisfying, Fun Gameplay

The original Borderlands was a surprise smash hit, selling millions of copies more than its developer, Gearbox, ever thought it would. The first game's randomized weapon generation, unique cell-shaded graphics, steep difficulty, and excellent co-op was a potent combination -- more than enough to overcome complaints about its thin story. Borderlands...

Amped Wireless Expands Your Range To 7500 Feet With Dual-Band AP20000G Router

Amped Wireless Expands Your Range To 7500 Feet With Dual-Band AP20000G Router

These days, a disappointing router can ruin just about all of the fun within your home. Slow transfers, wonky connections; we've all been there. Amped Wireless is producing a new piece of gear that aims to make those woes a thing of the past. The AP20000G dual-band Wi-Fi access point delivers up to 7,500 square feet of Wi-Fi coverage, which...

Motorola's Razr i, First Intel Medfield Smartphone Launched

Motorola's Razr i, First Intel Medfield Smartphone Launched

Not feeling the iPhone 5  or Galaxy S III? That's okay, there are no shortage of smartphones to choose from, and one of the latest happens to be from Motorola. Remember Motorola Mobility? The company hasn't garnered as many headlines recently as its two previously mentioned competitors, but lest anyone forget Motorola's still a major...

Dice Holdings Acquires Slashdot and SourceForge and Freecode for $20M

Dice Holdings Acquires Slashdot and SourceForge and Freecode for $20M

Sometimes, it’s great to be a geek. Dice Holdings announced today that it has bought Geeknet’s Slashdot, SourceForge, and Freecode for a cool $20 million. The job site owner picked up Geeknet’s digital media properties so in can expand its reach in the tech sector. The $20 million purchase price mirrors revenues of the three...

Awesome Popinator Popcorn Cannon Fires Rounds of Snacks at Your Mouth

Awesome Popinator Popcorn Cannon Fires Rounds of Snacks at Your Mouth

Think you've seen it all? Think again. We'd bet the farm you've never witnessed a popcorn machine that shoots those delicious popped kernels into your mouth on command. The Popinator Project, conceived by Popcorn Indiana, is a wonderfully geeky device touted as the "world's first automated voice activated popcorn shooter." Just say the word...

LG Reveals 4.7" Optimus G Smartphone: 13MP Camera, LTE And Android 4.0

LG Reveals 4.7" Optimus G Smartphone: 13MP Camera, LTE And Android 4.0

Look out, Samsung -- LG has just released the Optimus G, and it's a force. The company's new flagship LTE smartphone is a serious beast under the hood, with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (1.5GHz) pushing things. There's also a whopping 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera and Android 4.0. You may wonder why Jelly Bean wasn't included, but we're...

Microsoft Lays Out Pricing And Details For Office 365 Subscriptions

Microsoft Lays Out Pricing And Details For Office 365 Subscriptions

It's a cloud-driven world, haven't you noticed? Even Adobe's Photoshop has shifted over to a cloud-based subscription model, and Microsoft's certainly doing likewise. The company has just announced pricing and details surrounding Office 365 subscriptions for consumers and small businesses. The company claims that with this release, it's "modernizing...

Hot Deal of the Day: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse

Hot Deal of the Day: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse

Out friends at LogicBuy have a great deal posted on a Logitech gaming mouse this morning. The Logitech G600 MMO gaming mouse features 20 customizable buttons, a long 6.5’ braided cord, and a gaming-grade laser sensor with a resolution of 200 to 8200dpi... Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Regular price for this mouse is about 80 bucks....

AMD Loses CFO Thomas Seifert, Share Prices Drop 11.72%

AMD Loses CFO Thomas Seifert, Share Prices Drop 11.72%

It’s almost like people don’t like being in charge of tech companies anymore; joining OCZ’s (former) CEO Ryan Peterson and NVIDIA’s (former) GM of mobile business Mike Rayfield, AMD’s CFO Thomas Seifert is leaving the chipmaker “to pursue other opportunities” that likely include a permanent CEO position....

Google Buys Instagram Competitor Nik Software, Makers of SnapSeed

Google Buys Instagram Competitor Nik Software, Makers of SnapSeed

Manipulating photographs on smartphones and tablets is becoming an increasingly important proposition for mobile users. Along with the social benefits that tie into such tasks, it's the reason Facebook forked over $1 billion to acquire Instagram, a free app that essentially makes good photos look old and crappy through the use of various filters...

Black Mesa: Half-Life's Wholly Amazing Source Engine Remake

Black Mesa: Half-Life's Wholly Amazing Source Engine Remake

It takes serious guts to try and remake the game Half-Life. Valve's 1998 first-person shooter didn't change FPS gaming, it redefined it. Before Half-Life, blockbusters like Quake and Quake II were lone gunman affairs with little to no interaction with non-hostile NPCs (Non-Player Character). Half-Life took that entire model, and blew it apart....

Microsoft Issues Internet Explorer Security Exploit Advisory

Microsoft Issues Internet Explorer Security Exploit Advisory

Still clinging to Internet Explorer? If so, be aware of a recently posted security advisory (2757760) alerting IE users of a vulnerability that could allow attackers to execute malicious code from a remote location. According to Microsoft, the the vulnerability affects affects IE6, IE7, IE8, and IE9 (IE10 is excluded). "A remote code execution...

Twentieth Century Fox Starts Selling Digital HD Movies 21 Days Ahead of Discs and VOD

Twentieth Century Fox Starts Selling Digital HD Movies 21 Days Ahead of Discs and VOD

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, a division of News Corporation, announced today the launch of Digital HD, a new initiative designed to make hundreds of Fox movies available to purchase digitally on a number of connected devices. That currently equates to 600 Fox films, all available immediately to download or stream in high definition...

Boosted Board Electric Skateboard Could Change the Way You Commute

Boosted Board Electric Skateboard Could Change the Way You Commute

Sanjay Dastoor, co-founder of Boosted Boards, claims that 50 percent of all trips people take in cars are under 5 miles, and that's 20 percent of all commutes. Considering the average automobile weighs several thousands pounds, it seems like overkill for all those short trips, doesn't it? Hence the reason Dastoor and others created Boosted...

Samsung Starts Volume Production of 2GB LPDDR3 Mobile Memory

Samsung Starts Volume Production of 2GB LPDDR3 Mobile Memory

It looks like mobile device performance is about to get another bump in the right direction. Samsung announced that it has begun mass producing 2GB LPDDR3 memory, which will eventually supplant LPDDR2 in many mobile devices. The new memory is built using a 30nm process and consists of four LPDDR3 chips stacked together in a single package....

OCZ's CEO Ryan Petersen Steps Down, Alex Mei Appointed Interim CEO

OCZ's CEO Ryan Petersen Steps Down, Alex Mei Appointed Interim CEO

OCZ's Board of Directors has appointed Alex Mei to serve as the Interim CEO of the company now that Ryan Petersen has resigned as President, CEO and a director of the Company. Mei will take over immediately and will also maintain his current responsibilities as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Petersen was one of the organization's...

Microsoft Patents "Whack" a Phone Silencing Feature

Microsoft Patents "Whack" a Phone Silencing Feature

Our mobile devices can enrich our lives, but it goes without saying that caveats can still creep up, ranging in effect from a minor annoyance to a borderline meltdown. One such scenario, I can relay from experience. You're standing in line at a super-market, your phone begins ringing - which for some reason is louder than usual. You fiddle...

Box Gives Upload Speeds a Bump with New Accelerator

Box Gives Upload Speeds a Bump with New Accelerator

With any cloud storage service, the speed at which you can upload your files is important – particularly for business users, who are often uploading large amounts of data. Given the need for quick uploads, it’s not surprising that Box has come up with a way to make them faster for business customers. Box is touting the...

Amazon Edges Further from Google Reliance with Nokia-Licensed Amazon Maps API Beta

Amazon Edges Further from Google Reliance with Nokia-Licensed Amazon Maps API Beta

We knew that Amazon was ditching Google Maps for its Kindle Fire tablets, but now it’s official: Amazon announced today that it’s Amazon Maps API is now in beta and ready for developers to migrate from the Google Maps API on Android. The two core features of Amazon’s maps are Interactive Maps--so users can pan, zoom, display...

Gartner: Expect 10-15% Increase in Fake, Paid Social Media Reviews and Likes by 2014

Gartner: Expect 10-15% Increase in Fake, Paid Social Media Reviews and Likes by 2014

We’ve all seen our share of bogus social media activity, be it fake likes, ratings, or reviews, that are paid for by a company trying to goose its sales or generate buzz about some product. According to research firm Gartner, the amount of that bogus activity will account for 10-15% of all social media activity by 2014. To be clear,...

Lexar Introduces New High-Capacity 400x SDXC UHS-I Card

Lexar Introduces New High-Capacity 400x SDXC UHS-I Card

Lexar introduced the new 256GB SDXC UHS-I memory card. This memory card supports 400x (60MB per second) minimum guaranteed sustained read transfer speeds which makes it ideal for digital photography and video, particularly 1080p Full-HD and 3D video. The card makes use of Micron’s 128Gb, 20nm NAND flash memory process technology and...

iPhone 5 Becomes Hottest Selling iPhone Yet

iPhone 5 Becomes Hottest Selling iPhone Yet

Preorders for Apple's latest iPhone 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, blazing past the record of one million previously set by the iPhone 4S. Given the popularity of the iPhone 5, Apple is already stating that demand has exceeded the initial supply. Apple still intends to deliver the majority of preorders by September 21 (this Friday),...

Canon's Smallest And Lightest Full-Frame DSLR: The EOS 6D

Canon's Smallest And Lightest Full-Frame DSLR: The EOS 6D

It's almost as if Nikon and Canon are working together in order to compete. Just days after Nikon's small, full-frame D600 DSLR was unveiling, Canon has pushed out a rival: the EOS 6D. Introduced today, it's the company's smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR, with 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 5+ image processor and support for built-in...

Fujifilm Goes Retro With XF1 Point-And-Shoot Camera

Fujifilm Goes Retro With XF1 Point-And-Shoot Camera

For whatever reason, the camera market has truly been embracing high fashion. While many of our gadgets seem to be assembled with no real eye on beauty, Fujifilm's camera department has been going the opposite way. The company has just released the XF1 point-and-shoot camera, with a bit of retro flair and an f/1.8 lens that should make nighttime...

Hot Deal of the Day: the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Hot Deal of the Day: the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

We’re kicking off the week with 2TB of external storage on the cheap, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. They’ve got a deal posted for the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, which puts the drive in your hands for just under $105. Details below... Deal Description: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB USB 3.0 External...

Intel's Game Changer, One Size Fits All Haswell

Intel's Game Changer, One Size Fits All Haswell

Intel's next-generation CPU, codenamed Haswell, was the major star of IDF. One aspect of the chip we haven't talked about at length, however, is its emphasis on reduced power consumption. When Intel announced that its Ivy Bridge mobile products would target 17W for mainstream systems, it made headlines. Pushing Haswell down to 10W is an even...

NVIDIA’s GM of Mobile Business Unit Departs for Greener Pastures

NVIDIA’s GM of Mobile Business Unit Departs for Greener Pastures

With the computer industry shifting heavily to mobile systems, analysts are keeping a close eye on turnover in the mobile departments of the top companies. It’s one way (though not always an accurate one) to see which way the winds are blowing in the industry. So, it’s a little unsettling for Nvidia watchers to see Mike Rayfield,...

Samsung Takes Shots at iPhone 5 with New Galaxy S III Ad

Samsung Takes Shots at iPhone 5 with New Galaxy S III Ad

Samsung may have lost its patent dispute with Apple, but it's winning the war of words with clever advertising. The mobile carrier took out a full page ad to highlight the differences between its own Galaxy S III smartphone and Apple's recently announced iPhone 5 device, the latter of which is racking up pre-orders at a feverish pace. Lest...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumored to Ship in February at MWC

Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumored to Ship in February at MWC

Android fans couldn't care any less about Apple's iPhone 5 launch, and luckily for them, there are other phones more to their liking on the horizon. One of them comes from none other than Samsung, which is reportedly going to unveil its Galaxy S IV device at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February. This information comes from...

Apple Shares Climb As iPhone 5 Fever Builds

Apple Shares Climb As iPhone 5 Fever Builds

It wasn't even a full month ago when just the anticipation of a rumored iPhone 5 launch was enough to send investors in a frenzy. Apple's stock at the time surged to around $649, making Apple the most valuable company of all time (not accounting for inflation) with a market capitalization of over $607 billion. That might have been just the...

Smartphone App Helps You Avoid Red Lights and Save Gas

Smartphone App Helps You Avoid Red Lights and Save Gas

It seems inevitable that if you're driving down a road with a dozen traffic lights, you'll run into a dozen red ones. Stop-and-go driving tends to exacerbate road rage, particularly if you're in a hurry, but it's also a drain on gas. Wouldn't it be neat if there was a way to time it so you could cruise through intersections without ever stopping...

Microsoft's Ballmer Tips Details of Surface Pricing, Sub-$200 Price Point Probably a Pipe Dream

Microsoft's Ballmer Tips Details of Surface Pricing, Sub-$200 Price Point Probably a Pipe Dream

Ever since Microsoft unveiled its upcoming Surface tablet but kept the pricing details under wraps, speculation about the final price tags for the devices has been rampant. However, there’s been precious little in the way of clues, save for some rumors that at least one model of the Surface will hit the sub-$200 price point. In an interview...

For the First Time Ever, PCs Claim Less than 50 Percent of DRAM Market

For the First Time Ever, PCs Claim Less than 50 Percent of DRAM Market

Perhaps a sign that the times are changing, personal computers (PCs) during the second quarter of 2012 accounted for less than half of all DRAM shipments, the first time in a generation that this has happened, according to data by IHS iSuppli. PCs' share of DRAM shipments dipped to 49 percent, down from 50.2 percent in the first quarter. "The...

HGST Reveals Helium-Filled Hard Drive Platform: Yes, Helium

HGST Reveals Helium-Filled Hard Drive Platform: Yes, Helium

You may have heard of liquid nitrogen being used in computer cases, mostly for cooling and bragging, but what about helium? Not so much. However, Hitachi GST (HGST) has just introduced a new platform of helium-filled hard drives. The company states that these offer greater capacity and significantly reduce the total cost of ownership for corporate...

Microsoft Opening London-Based Studio For Windows 8 Tablet Innovation

Microsoft Opening London-Based Studio For Windows 8 Tablet Innovation

Wondering just how seriously Microsoft is taking Windows 8 on tablets? Maybe this will clear things up. The company has just announced plans for Microsoft Studios to open up a new London-based facility, and it will be led by Rare's former Production Director, Lee Schuneman. Reporting into Phil Harrison, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's...

iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4: Did Apple Deliver A Worthy Upgrade Over Android and Upcoming WP8 SuperPhones?

iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4: Did Apple Deliver A Worthy Upgrade Over Android and Upcoming WP8 SuperPhones?

To much fanfare, Apple unveiled its iPhone 5 earlier this week, and as expected, pre-orders turned into back-orders mighty fast. It goes without saying that the latest iPhone is going to sell well - potentially better than anything else out there - but how does it compare to the other top-dogs in the smartphone race? With the help of the table...

Google to Kill Support for Internet Explorer 8 on November 15

Google to Kill Support for Internet Explorer 8 on November 15

Effective in about two months from now, Google will stop supporting Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) browser. Not for search, mind you, but online apps and services will no longer work on IE8 once Google flips the switch on November 15, 2012. "Internet Explorer 10 launches on 10/26/2012, and as a result, we will discontinue support for...

Google’s Problem with Acer and Alibaba? Aliyun OS is an Incompatible Version of Android

Google’s Problem with Acer and Alibaba? Aliyun OS is an Incompatible Version of Android

Sorry Acer, this isn’t about you anymore. Last week, there was a report out of China that Google had forced Acer to cancel the launch of its CloudMobile A800 smartphone running the cloud-based Aliyun OS, threatening to “terminate Android product cooperation and related technical authorization with Acer”. Whatever was happening...

Motorola's "Cloud Broadband" Streamer Puts Android On An 18.5" Touch Panel

Motorola's "Cloud Broadband" Streamer Puts Android On An 18.5" Touch Panel

Here's an interesting one: an HTPC / all-in-one PC hybrid, but instead of being based on Windows, it's running Android. Hard to say how much traction such a strange device will get, but Motorola Mobility is trying it anyway. The new HMC3260 "Cloud Broadband" device relies on an 18.5" Android-powered touchscreen interface, and it promises to...

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Disagrees with Apple's Patent Victory Over Samsung

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Disagrees with Apple's Patent Victory Over Samsung

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and inventor of the Apple I and Apple II, has never been one to bite his tongue, and he certainly didn't when asked what he thought about the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. In three words, "I hate it," Wozniak explains, and he also doesn't agree with Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung. "I...

Apple And Carrier Stores Opening At 8AM On September 21 For iPhone 5 Sales

Apple And Carrier Stores Opening At 8AM On September 21 For iPhone 5 Sales

It's official: if you missed the initial pre-order wave for iPhone 5 shipments, you missed the boat. In just 12 hours after going on sale at 3:01am ET on the 14th, pre-orders everywhere are sold out. If you pre-order one today, you're looking at a 2-5 week wait at the minimum. Apple has been quoted as saying that they're "blown away" with...

Google's Getting on Board with 'Do Not Track' Technology in Chrome Browser

Google's Getting on Board with 'Do Not Track' Technology in Chrome Browser

An upcoming version of Google's Chrome browser will finally offer support for Do Not Track (DNT) technology, which is a privacy measure that, in theory, prevents websites from dropping advertising cookies into the browser. It's a feature that's already available in Firefox and Internet Explorer, and by the end of the year, Google says Chrome...

BMG Demanding $20 for Single Song Infringement

BMG Demanding $20 for Single Song Infringement

While the country's biggest music labels all seek out a passing of a "six strikes" scheme - one that would result in your Internet being cut off after your sixth offense - BMG has found another way to both increase its revenue and instill fear in music downloaders. Typically, if a copyright holder detects an infringement on your IP address,...

Hot Deal of the Day: Dell XPS 14 14" Core i5 900p Ultrabook

Hot Deal of the Day: Dell XPS 14 14" Core i5 900p Ultrabook

Today’s Hot Deal is a 14-inch Dell XPS 14 ultrabook for $999, preconfigured with an Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) processor, 900p LCD display, an 8-cell battery, and 4GB of RAM. You get 500GB of storage capacity plus a 32GB mSATA SSD for a nice performance boost. This offer includes free shipping on the next business day (with hassle-free...

Sprint To Sell Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE on Sunday

Sprint To Sell Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE on Sunday

Sprint is readying a new phone for Sunday: the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE. The company is trumpeting its unlimited data/text/phone service and is pointing to the new phone as an inexpensive way to get onboard with its 4G LTE plan. The Galaxy Victory is set to sell for $99.99 with a two-year service agreement. That price is after...

Life Gets a Little More Digital with Cloud Storage for Warranties

Life Gets a Little More Digital with Cloud Storage for Warranties

Record keeping is a prime target for cloud storage services. Bank statements, checks, insurance records, receipts – any paper record that might get lost in disaster is something that you can store online, and many services are more than happy to help you do it, often for a fee. But one type of record you probably haven’t thought...

Samsung Planning October Launch For Galaxy Note II, Expects Sales To Top 20 Million

Samsung Planning October Launch For Galaxy Note II, Expects Sales To Top 20 Million

Samsung's first attempt at combining a smartphone with a tablet, sometimes referred to as a "phablet" was a huge success. Samsung has sold more than 10 million first-generation Galaxy Note devices, and the company is already looking ahead to the second-generation Galaxy Note II. In fact, Samsung mobile boss JK Shin is expecting the Galaxy...

Whitman Confirms: HP Will Offer Another Smartphone… Someday

Whitman Confirms: HP Will Offer Another Smartphone… Someday

HP's attempts at competing in the mobile phone market haven't exactly gone well. Even so, the company isn't completely giving up on the mobile market. In a recent interview, HP CEO Meg Whitman said, "My view is we have to ultimately offer a smartphone because in many countries of the world, that is your first computing device. There will be...

Kensington Intros Two USB 3.0-Enabled DisplayLink Docking Stations

Kensington Intros Two USB 3.0-Enabled DisplayLink Docking Stations

Docking stations aren't what they once were. While they used to be just about everywhere, oftentimes tied to chubby business laptops, the increased power and use of wireless technologies has made them a bit of a dud. But there's still room for more universal solutions, particularly with USB 3.0 out in the open. Kensington has launched two...

Neo Geo X Gaming Handheld: So Much Retro Shipping December For $130

Neo Geo X Gaming Handheld: So Much Retro Shipping December For $130

There's a price for pleasure, and if you're looking to grab one of the unknown gaming handhelds of the world and make it your own, that price has now been released. The Neo Geo X handheld promises to bring back that retro vibe that you once cherished, with the handheld shown here being priced at $130. The unit is slick, sleek and pretty simplistic,...

Intel Notes Next Gen Clover Trail Atom CPUs Won’t Run Linux

Intel Notes Next Gen Clover Trail Atom CPUs Won’t Run Linux

Intel reportedly revealed during IDF this week that its upcoming Clover Trail Atom processor platform will shun Linux support. As Intel explains it, the company's dual-core Clover Trail part is designed for Windows 8 and "the chip cannot run Linux." Oh really? That's a bit of a curious statement. Clover Trail is, after all, a x86 part, so...

FireFox OS Gains Traction and Major Carrier Support with Sprint

FireFox OS Gains Traction and Major Carrier Support with Sprint

Ready or not, yet another mobile operating system is about to join the fray. Perhaps you've heard of Firefox OS, otherwise known as Boot to Gecko (B2G). Firefox OS is Mozilla's attempt to approach the mobile scene in a different way, one in which apps run in HTML5 and nothing else. Short and sweet, Mozilla wants to shake up the mobile OS scene...

Malware Hackers Get Dangerously Shifty With Black Hole 2.0

Malware Hackers Get Dangerously Shifty With Black Hole 2.0

Well here's a bit of a bummer going into the weekend. Apparently the developer responsible for the popular Black Hole exploit kit -- the one that lazy hackers and inexperienced script kiddies are particularly drawn towards -- has released a new version of his nefarious software, with new and improved features designed to evade antivirus scanners....

Delays In Sharp’s Display Could Cause Major iPhone 5 Shortage

Delays In Sharp’s Display Could Cause Major iPhone 5 Shortage

On the fence over whether to preorder Apple's new iPhone 5? It's a big decision, considering you're either locking yourself into a two-year service agreement or paying a hefty price for an unsubsidized model, but do yourself a favor and make it quickly. If you don't, a shortage of iPhone 5 devices could ultimately make the decision for you....

eBay Retires Whimsical 17-Year-Old Logo

eBay Retires Whimsical 17-Year-Old Logo

Perhaps inspired by Microsoft, eBay announced that it’s retiring its old whimsical logo after 17 years of service. (You read that right--eBay has been rolling for 17 years, since 1995.) Instead of the jumbled and mixed-case letters, the new look is a straight, even set of lower-case letters; the fun colors, however, remain. “Our...

180 Kansas City “Fiberhoods” Getting Google Fiber, Construction to Begin Within Weeks

180 Kansas City “Fiberhoods” Getting Google Fiber, Construction to Begin Within Weeks

There’s never been a better time to live in the Hanover Heights area of Kansas City. That’s the lucky “fiberhood” that will be the first to receive Google Fiber, which will deliver one gigabit Internet speeds. Google says that construction will begin within a few weeks. After Hanover Heights, Google is planning to install...

Microsoft Rebrands Marketplace As Windows Phone Store

Microsoft Rebrands Marketplace As Windows Phone Store

Microsoft is in the process of rolling out some major changes to its official Windows Phone website. The new look and feel will be rolled out in Australia and New Zealand initially and will work its way around the world in the coming weeks. With the new site, you'll see a cleaner design and some new menu options such as News which provides...

With the Right Device, Current BMWs Are Easy to Steal

With the Right Device, Current BMWs Are Easy to Steal

With all of the advances made to vehicle technology in recent years, it'd be easy to assume that security has never been better. A video showing security footage released to the Web a couple of months ago proves otherwise, however, as thieves managed to approach a BMW one minute, and drive off with it moments later - all without having the...

Sprint's iPhone 5 Won't Work With HD Voice

Sprint's iPhone 5 Won't Work With HD Voice

If you're a Sprint customer who's anxiously counting down the days until you can get your hands on a shiny new iPhone 5, there's something you might want to know: Although the iPhone 5 has a lot to offer, Sprint's version of HD Voice won't work with the new phone. That's not to say you can't enjoy the shiny new phone and place clear calls...

IDF Rattner Keynote: Digital Radios and Spring Meadow

IDF Rattner Keynote: Digital Radios and Spring Meadow

Last winter, Intel made waves by demonstrating a number of cutting-edge technologies it believed could drive the next-generation of lower power devices. In addition to its pioneering work with Near Threshold Voltages, the company showed off Rosepoint -- a prototype SoC that combined a dual-core 32nm Atom with an all-digital radio. As we covered...

Pricey A6 Processor Drives Up iPhone 5's Estimated Bill of Materials to $167.50

Pricey A6 Processor Drives Up iPhone 5's Estimated Bill of Materials to $167.50

Apple's recently unveiled iPhone 5 device is the company's thinnest, lightest, and presumably the most costliest to produce iPhone model to date. We know the first two to be fact (unless Apple was inexplicably trying to temporarily bamboozle the masses during its press event yesterday afternoon), and the latter is an educated guess based on...

Hot Deal of the Day: 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD

Hot Deal of the Day: 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD

Just a few years ago, could you imagine snagging a good SSD for fifty bucks? Well here it is: LogicBuy found a new 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD on Newegg for $49.99 after $30 instant savings and a $20 mail-in rebate. Shipping is free, to boot. LogicBuy notes that this price tag is a good $15 less than any other deal like this they’ve seen...

U.S. Department of Justice Wants Judge to Slap AU Optronics with $1 Billion Fine for Price Fixing

U.S. Department of Justice Wants Judge to Slap AU Optronics with $1 Billion Fine for Price Fixing

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking a $1 billion criminal fine against AU Optronics for its alleged involvement in a liquid crystal display (LCD) price fixing scheme that took place from 2001 to 2006. In addition to the hefty company fine, the DoJ also wants two convicted company executives to each serve 10 years in prison and pay $1...

Google Strongarms Acer Into Canceling China Smartphone Launch

Google Strongarms Acer Into Canceling China Smartphone Launch

The best way to beat your competition is to build a better mousetrap (and then market it more aggressively and creatively), but if you have enough clout, sometimes you can also just bully your way through. According to a Reuters report, that’s essentially what Google did to Acer today in China, where Acer was scheduled to unveil the...

Nintendo's Next Generation Will U Console Arrives on November 18 Starting at $300

Nintendo's Next Generation Will U Console Arrives on November 18 Starting at $300

It's official -- Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console will ship in time of the holiday shopping season, a fact that will undoubtedly land it on holiday wishlists. During a press event today, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said the Wii U will be released on November 18 starting at $299.99. The $300 version comes with the console...

Sitting Ducks: Over Half of All Android Devices Have Unpatched Vulnerabilities

Sitting Ducks: Over Half of All Android Devices Have Unpatched Vulnerabilities

Malware targeting Android users is on a precipitous rise, and what's even scarier is that over half of all Android devices have unpatched vulnerabilities. That's according to Duo Security, a startup with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Duo Security issued its revelation after combing through data collected...

Cricket Picking Up iPhone 5 on September 28, Leaves You Guessing on Price

Cricket Picking Up iPhone 5 on September 28, Leaves You Guessing on Price

Apple neglected to mention that its new iPhone 5 device will be available to pre-paid customers, but rest assured, if you're not looking to tie yourself down to a two-year service agreement with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, you don't have to. Contract-free wireless carrier Cricket has announced that it too will offer the iPhone 5 later this...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Round-Up: MSI, ZOTAC, Gigabyte

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Round-Up: MSI, ZOTAC, Gigabyte

In the past few months, we have taken a look at no less than four new high-end GPUs from NVIDIA based on the company’s Kepler microarchitecture. NVIDIA kicked things off with the GeForce GTX 680 back in May and followed up a few weeks later with the monstrous, dual-GPU powered GeForce GTX 690, which remains the fastest graphics card...

OCZ Offers Sneak Peek Of First Home Grown Barefoot 3 SSD

OCZ Offers Sneak Peek Of First Home Grown Barefoot 3 SSD

Various unveilings in San Francisco today weren't completely overshadowed by our friends at Apple and their shiny new bauble.  OCZ Technology gave us a quick, backroom glimpse of their next generation SSD technology that is slated to launch sometime hopefully in early Q4. This latest OCZ solid state drive will be powered by the company's...

Verizon Enabling FaceTime Over Cellular On All iPhone 5 Data Plans

Verizon Enabling FaceTime Over Cellular On All iPhone 5 Data Plans

AT&T already said that it'd offer FaceTime over Cellular for free for those on one of its Shared Data plans, but Verizon Wireless is taking the opportunity to one-up its primary rival. Following the launch of the iPhone 5 today, Verizon announced that it would not only be offering the iPhone 5 on September 21st, but that FaceTime over...

Nikon Introduces Entry-Level D600 Full-Frame DSLR

Nikon Introduces Entry-Level D600 Full-Frame DSLR

While much of the camera world gunning for mirrorless expansion, Nikon's staying focused on the high-end. But, in an effort to battle recent efforts from Olympus and Canon, it's making access to full-frame DSLRs a bit easier. The company's newest camera is the D600, a full-frame (FX) camera that's much smaller than the D4, D3 and D800, delivering...

GoDaddy Offering Customers One Month Compensation for Outage

GoDaddy Offering Customers One Month Compensation for Outage

As we reported on Tuesday, GoDaddy suffered a major outage that left thousands, and potentially millions of customers with downed websites and services. While a supposed member of the Anonymous collective took credit for an attack, GoDaddy has since concluded that no hack or distributed denial of service attack took place. Instead, the company...

Hot Deal of the Day: Dell XPS 8500 Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" Desktop with 2TB Hard Drive

Hot Deal of the Day: Dell XPS 8500 Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" Desktop with 2TB Hard Drive

It’s awfully tough to find a better deal on an Intel Ivy Bridge-based desktop than this; LogicBuy has a Dell XPS 8500 desktop running a quad-core Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4GHz) processor for $749. The model also has a 2TB hard drive, 8GB of RAM, Radeon HD 7570 GPU, 19-in-1 card reader, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows Home Premium....

Apple Completes a Busy Day With New iPod touch and iPod nano Models

Apple Completes a Busy Day With New iPod touch and iPod nano Models

There was much anticipation for the iPhone 5 announcement today, but many probably forgot that Apple’s iPod line would see a refresh, too. The new iPod nano is even thinner than the previous version at just 5.4mm thick, but that slimness belies a large 2.5-inch multitouch screen. In addition to volume controls and play/pause/track advance...

Apple Announces the iPhone 5; Bigger Display, Badder Processor, and LTE On Board

Apple Announces the iPhone 5; Bigger Display, Badder Processor, and LTE On Board

After churning through rumor after rumor after rumor for months, we finally have all the official details on the new iPhone 5, which Apple announced today at a press event. First of all, it is indeed called the iPhone 5, and it’s definitely an upgrade over last year’s iPhone 4S. Predictably, the body is thinner (just 7.6mm), lighter...

Intel's Demos McAfee Social Protection, A Condom For Your Digital Life

Intel's Demos McAfee Social Protection, A Condom For Your Digital Life

During the Day Two keynote address at the Intel Developer Forum, Renee James, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Software & Services Group, talked about software development, security and services in an “age of transparent computing”. Much of the talk was geared towards software developers and the desire...

Sony's Latest NEX-6 Camera Offers DSLR Experience In Compact Form

Sony's Latest NEX-6 Camera Offers DSLR Experience In Compact Form

Sony announced the new NEX-6 camera which features similar power and shooting capabilities as a DSLR in a compact, mirrorless camera. As the latest addition to Sony's E-mount camera line-up, the new NEX-6 features Fast Hybrid AF, Wi-Fi capabilities, and the Play Memories Camera Apps platform. The camera also features Sony's high-resolution...

Lian-Li Introduces Two New Full Tower Cases

Lian-Li Introduces Two New Full Tower Cases

Lian-Li announced two new brushed aluminum full tower chassis that are designed to hold plenty of hardware in a sleek case. The PC-A75X and the PC-A76X both support HPTX, EATX, ATX, and Micro-ATX motherboards and offer the same internal design. The key difference between the cases is the external style. The PC-A75X offers a vented front panel...

 School Regrets Moving All Staff Notebooks to iPads, Cites I/O Expansion and Backwards Compatibility Issues

School Regrets Moving All Staff Notebooks to iPads, Cites I/O Expansion and Backwards Compatibility Issues

It's been said that hindsight is 20/20, which is only helpful if you own a DeLorean. Unfortunately, time machines aren't in the budget for a certain school that wishes to remain anonymous, because if it was, that school would go back to the precise moment it decided to replace all staff notebooks with Apple iPad tablets and take a mulligan....

The iPhone 5 Cometh, Apple's Online Store Down in Preparation for Launch

The iPhone 5 Cometh, Apple's Online Store Down in Preparation for Launch

Want to head over to Apple's online store and order a MacBook Pro? You can't, at least not yet. What about an iPod touch, iPhone 4S, MacBook Air, or anything else the Cupertino company sells? Sorry, but Apple's online store is temporarily closed. You already know the reason why, but for the one or two people living cozily under a rock, it's...

Google Guy Crashes iPhone 5 Launch Party by Announcing 500 Million Android Shipments

Google Guy Crashes iPhone 5 Launch Party by Announcing 500 Million Android Shipments

Let's face it, Apple launch parties have become a big deal, and nothing short of a meteor crashing into Earth will disrupt the iPhone 5 event that's to take place later today. Whatever. If you're a die-hard Android fan, don't fret, your open source platform of choice is still finding ways to make headlines. Yesterday it was because Amazon...

IDF Tech Zone: Ivy Bridge Windows 8 Tablets, Ultrabooks, 4K Video on HTPCs, Hands On with Haswell

IDF Tech Zone: Ivy Bridge Windows 8 Tablets, Ultrabooks, 4K Video on HTPCs, Hands On with Haswell

Traditionally at IDF, Intel's Advanced Technology Zone is where all the cool stuff happens.  Whether it be public demos setup for hands-on opportunities with next generation Intel technologies or backroom sessions with Intel Advanced Engineering and Marketing teams showing early engineering samples to members of the press, this place...

Antsy Upgraders the Reason Why Smartphone Shipments Will Reach 1 Billion by 2016

Antsy Upgraders the Reason Why Smartphone Shipments Will Reach 1 Billion by 2016

If you stop for a moment and think about all the things a smartphone can do, it's pretty remarkable the amount of technology you can stuff n your pants pocket. These little devices pull streaming tunes from satellites thousands of miles away, they translate human speech into text, and do a million and one other things, not the least of which...

Samsung to Start Constructing 10nm Chip Facility in China

Samsung to Start Constructing 10nm Chip Facility in China

Samsung, the world's most active memory chip maker, announced today that it's begun constructing a new facility in Xi'an, China that will make use of advanced 10-nanometer class technology in producing NAND flash memory chips. The South Korean company said it's investing $2.3 billion in the new fab, marking the single largest investment by...

Pentax Goes Small With Q10 Mirrorless Camera

Pentax Goes Small With Q10 Mirrorless Camera

When it comes to cameras, small is clearly "in." Pentax is joining the mirrorless ranks with yet another option, the Q10. It's a swanky looking shooter that's super compact and about as lightweight as they come; it's an interchangable lens model, which supports Q-mount lenses. In addition, the new Q10 retains all the creative features of its...

Boingo And Google Team Up To Bring More Free Wi-Fi To The People

Boingo And Google Team Up To Bring More Free Wi-Fi To The People

You could argue that the world would be a better, faster, and smarter place if it just had free Wi-Fi everywhere. And while that's a tall, tall task, Google and Boingo are stepping up the challenge, if only in a relatively small way. The two companies have announced today that millions of people will have access to free Wi-Fi at more than...

Intel NUC - Next Unit Computing Sneak Peek

Intel NUC - Next Unit Computing Sneak Peek

We’re still making the rounds at the Intel Developers Forum, and are minutes away from jumping into the large technology showcase, but wanted to make a quick pit stop here to post up some cool pictures of Intel’s “Next Unit of Computing”, or NUC, for you SFF enthusiasts. If you’re unfamiliar with NUC, it’s...

IDF Day 1: Haswell Live Graphics Demo

IDF Day 1: Haswell Live Graphics Demo

Intel’s Dadi (David) Perlmutter, General Manager Intel Architecture Group and Chief Product Officer, opened up the 2012 Intel Developers Forum by reflecting back on the significance of this day, the eleventh anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. Today, however, also marks the fifteenth anniversary of IDF, so Dadi ultimately moved on to...

IDF Day 1: Intel and The Rise of Natural, Intuitive Computing

IDF Day 1: Intel and The Rise of Natural, Intuitive Computing

Intel's Dadi Perlmutter took to the stage in the opening keynote of Intel Developer's Forum 2012 to greet an enthusiastic crowd and evangelize the company's vision of what they call the rise of "natural, intuitive computing."  On stage with Dadi were a number of Intel-powered devices including a myriad of Windows 8 tablets and new Ultrabooks...

Hot Deals of The Day: Quad-core AMD Laptop + $100 Gift Card, 55" Samsung UN55EH6000 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV, 120GB Kingston SSD, and more

Hot Deals of The Day: Quad-core AMD Laptop + $100 Gift Card, 55" Samsung UN55EH6000 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV, 120GB Kingston SSD, and more

Top Deals 15.6" Dell Vostro 3555 AMD A6-3420M 1.5GHz Quad-core Laptop w/4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 7 Professional & $100 Gift Card for $519 with free shipping (normally $729). Logitech G510 Backlit Gaming Keyboard w/Programmable Keys for $69.99 (normally $119.99 - use $30 mail-in rebate form). Sony XBA-3iP 3-Driver In-Ear...

Numbers Don't Lie, Mobile App Users are a Bunch of Free Loaders (Literally)

Numbers Don't Lie, Mobile App Users are a Bunch of Free Loaders (Literally)

The best things in life may not always be free, but free goods (and services) sure are the least expensive, are they not? Naysayers will counter with the idiom, 'You get what you pay for,' and to them I would say, 'Poppycock!' I'm a mobile app user, and if you are too, chances are you downloaded more free apps than paid ones so far in 2012....

World of Warcraft Screenshots Are Being Embedded With Hidden Watermarks

World of Warcraft Screenshots Are Being Embedded With Hidden Watermarks

Thanks to the investigations kick-started by World of Warcraft player Sendatsu, it's been discovered that Activision Blizzard has been embedding hidden watermarks into screenshots taken with the game client over the past couple of years. The exact time the practice began has not been settled-upon, but it's believed to have begun somewhere...

Toys R Us Tabeo Tablet Means You Can Have Your iPad Back

Toys R Us Tabeo Tablet Means You Can Have Your iPad Back

Are the kids hogging your iPad so they can play Angry Birds? Don’t assert your parental authority and take the tablet back: by the kids their own. Toys R Us announced its own tablet, the Tabeo, which has the apps that your kids love, but also includes some child-safety features. And, should the Tabeo get dropped, kicked, or both, it...

Is China Playing Hardball with Google by Blocking Nexus 7 Imports?

Is China Playing Hardball with Google by Blocking Nexus 7 Imports?

It's said that love hath no fury like a woman scorned, but in the world of business, China is acting like one angry...country. Rather than embrace Google's nifty Nexus 7 tablet built by Asus, China's government has yet to approve the device for import, and it might be doing it out of spite. Some are viewing China's feet dragging as a power...

Here's How T-Mobile Plans to Take Advantage of Apple's iPhone 5 Launch

Here's How T-Mobile Plans to Take Advantage of Apple's iPhone 5 Launch

If the iPhone sweepstakes was a middle school dodge ball game, T-Mobile would be the kid that always gets picked last. For whatever reason, the wireless carrier hasn't been able to sweet talk Apple into letting it sell the iPhone, even though its main competitors -- AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon -- all do, plus a spattering of smaller carriers....

YouTube App Gets Overhaul Ahead of Apple iOS 6

YouTube App Gets Overhaul Ahead of Apple iOS 6

If you’ve been following iOS 6 news, you already know that YouTube is expected not to appear in the latest version of Apple’s operating system for its mobile devices. That won’t affect people who already have the app, though, and any YouTube fans are about to get a treat. As of this morning, you can download a much-improved...

ViewSonic Brings VP2770-LED Monitor to the Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) Display Party

ViewSonic Brings VP2770-LED Monitor to the Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) Display Party

ViewSonic sent us a note today to let us know it's launching its latest 27-inch professional grade monitor -- the VP2770-LED. One of the things that sets this display apart is that it features a WQHD (Wide Quad High Definition) resolution, or 2560x1440, with 3.7 million pixels squeezed in. That's almost 80 percent more pixels than what's found...

TV Makers Hoping Larger Screens and Enhanced Features Will Reverse Ongoing Shipment Decline

TV Makers Hoping Larger Screens and Enhanced Features Will Reverse Ongoing Shipment Decline

In this tight economy, it appears many people are having a tough time justifying the notion of upgrading their existing TV sets. According to the folks at DisplaySearch, global TV shipments declined for the second consecutive quarter, dropping 8 percent year-over-year in Q2 2012. Interestingly, Japan is particularly proving a tough market,...

HP Boosts Job Cut Forecasts As It Executes Turnaround Plan

HP Boosts Job Cut Forecasts As It Executes Turnaround Plan

HP announced more bad news for employees who are already facing massive job cuts: it plans to slash even more positions than expected. That number was a projected 27,000 lost jobs by 2014. Now, reports suggest that the company is eyeballing an additional 2,000 cuts, or 29,000 total slashed jobs by the end of that same forecast period. Amid...

ViewSonic Introduces VSD220 Smart Display With OMAP 4 Processor And Android OS

ViewSonic Introduces VSD220 Smart Display With OMAP 4 Processor And Android OS

ViewSonic announced a new touch screen desktop display known as the VSD220 Smart Display. The VSD220 pairs a 22-inch 1920x1080 full-HD resolution monitor with a Texas Instruments dual-core, ARM-based OMAP 4 processor and the Android 4.0 operating system. The VSD220 is designed for surfing the web, using social networks, and running Android...

GoDaddy Goes Down, Lone Anonymous Hacker Claims Credit

GoDaddy Goes Down, Lone Anonymous Hacker Claims Credit

On Monday around mid-morning, a lone hacker claiming association to hacker collective Anonymous attacked GoDaddy.com, taking down many of the personal and small business websites that GoDaddy hosts. GoDaddy posted some vague Tweets throughout the day, assuring its customers that it was aware of and working on the problem, and the following...

EE Mobile Service Brings 4G LTE To London, More UK Cities Soon

EE Mobile Service Brings 4G LTE To London, More UK Cities Soon

There's a new network in town. That is, if your town is London. With LTE taking over major cities around the world, England's largest locale in terms of population is about to hop on the same bandwagon. Everything Everywhere is a new company, a new network, and a new brand, and it's bringing a new face to 4G in London. Coined "EE," the company...

Samsung Bites Back, Plans to Sue Apple Over 4G LTE in iPhone 5

Samsung Bites Back, Plans to Sue Apple Over 4G LTE in iPhone 5

Turnabout is fair play, as they say; after suffering a terrible blow in court in its patent war against Apple, Samsung is fighting back. According to a report from the Korea Times, industry sources indicate that Samsung is planning to sue Apple over 4G LTE patents in its upcoming iPhone 5. Although this news is a bit surprising because A)...

Acer Reveals Powerful New F2 Generation Servers For Enterprise

Acer Reveals Powerful New F2 Generation Servers For Enterprise

Looking for some new enterprise gear to get those corporate juices flowing? Look no further. Acer has just introduced the new F2 generation servers, which take advantage of Intel's Xeon processor (E5) family. All told, these things are said to be capable of producing up to an 80% increase in performance over the prior generation. The Acer...

EarthLink to Offer Customers 4G Through Clearwire

EarthLink to Offer Customers 4G Through Clearwire

If you’re surprised that EarthLink is still a thing, you’re not alone, but the ISP is apparently very much alive and kicking. Today, the company announced that it will offer its customers fixed and mobile broadband service via Clearwire’s 4G WiMAX network. The new capabilities will be available starting in early 2013, and...

Google Glass Takes To The Catwalk at New York Fashion Show

Google Glass Takes To The Catwalk at New York Fashion Show

We don’t cover fashion here very often--OK, never--but sometimes when the tech world crosses over into other industries in interesting ways, it’s certainly worth noting. In this case, it’s the fashion world, where Google Glass spectacles were featured heavily in Diane von Furstenberg’s debut of her “Palazzo”...

Hot Deals of the Day: Toshiba i7 Gaming Laptop, 32GB Patriot Flash Drive, Corveza Chair and More

Hot Deals of the Day: Toshiba i7 Gaming Laptop, 32GB Patriot Flash Drive, Corveza Chair and More

We've got a healthy serving of HOT deals for you all this fine Monday morning. On the menu today, we have a Toshiba Core i7-powered Gaming Laptop, a32GB Patriot USB 2.0 Flash Drive, a slick Corveza leather high-back office chair and much, much more... Top Deals  15.6" Toshiba Satellite S850-BT2G22 Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz Quad-core...

Valve Sneaks Peek of Gaming Headset, Unveils “Wearable Computing” Effort and Big Picture

Valve Sneaks Peek of Gaming Headset, Unveils “Wearable Computing” Effort and Big Picture

If you’re a gamer, you’re well aware of Valve’s success in not only producing blockbuster games, but creating a platform for distributing games from other developers. With so much of the PC gaming world conquered, the storied game maker is expanding its reach to your living room – and it’s doing so in some exciting...

EVGA Launches Trio of Z77 and Z75 Motherboards

EVGA Launches Trio of Z77 and Z75 Motherboards

It seems so long ago that EVGA dabbled almost exclusively in videocards, but these days, the company has a fleshed out motherboard product line as well. Adding to the latter, EVGA today rolled out three new high-end motherboards for Intel users -- EVGA Z77 FTW, Z77 Stinger, and Z75 SLI. The Z77 FTW sports 4-way SLI support, dual 8-pin CPU...

Samsung Plans To Offer Galaxy Note II Through Five Major U.S. Carriers

Samsung Plans To Offer Galaxy Note II Through Five Major U.S. Carriers

Taking a note from its Galaxy S III playbook, it appears Samsung may be preparing to launch the Galaxy Note II on all of the major US wireless carriers. Unlike the original Galaxy Note which initially launched on AT&T's network and later became available on T-Mobile's network, reports on the Web suggest the Galaxy Note II could be made...

Sprint Is Bringing 4G LTE To More Than 100 Cities In The Coming Months

Sprint Is Bringing 4G LTE To More Than 100 Cities In The Coming Months

Sprint announced some serious expansion plans for its 4G LTE network. In the "coming months," the wireless carrier intends to turn on 4G LTE service in more than 100 additional cities. A full list of the new cities is below; some of the large cities that will be getting the service include Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami,...

Western Digital Lays Claim to World's Skinniest 2.5-inch Hybrid Hard Drive

Western Digital Lays Claim to World's Skinniest 2.5-inch Hybrid Hard Drive

Hybrid hard drives featuring mechanical platters supplemented by a chunk of speedy solid state storage for fast access to the most frequently accessed programs seem to be where the market is headed, and Western Digital has no intention of being left behind. In fact, WD claims it's now sampling the thinnest 2.5-inch hybrid hard drive the world...

Patriot Gauntlet Node Wi-FI Drive Enclosure Review

Patriot Gauntlet Node Wi-FI Drive Enclosure Review

There are a couple of inconveniences of modern connected living that Patriot Memory is trying to address with a product called the Gauntlet Node. One is the problem of storage; the only computer or mobile device we have--and you know that we have quite a few--that isn’t constantly running out of local storage is your big desktop system....

Google Fiber Coming to Fortunate Fiberhoods of Kansas City

Google Fiber Coming to Fortunate Fiberhoods of Kansas City

Now we know why Toto was so adamant about not wanting to leave Kansas. The lucky ducks living in Kansas City are about to receive the Google Fiber treatment following a six-week rally in which the sultan of search sought enough pre-registrations to make the effort worth its while. Three 'fiberhoods' reached their goals on the first day of...

Help Restore the Star Trek Enterprise D Bridge, a Non Profit Mission for Fans

Help Restore the Star Trek Enterprise D Bridge, a Non Profit Mission for Fans

A group of motivated (and distraught) Star Trek fans have banded together to completely restore the Enterprise D Bridge set that Paramount had destroyed after it finished filming Star Trek: Generations. The non-profit group reckons it will need precisely $240,000 to get the job done, the exact amount it's seeking on crowd funding site Indiegogo,...

No Time To Talk: Texts Replacing Voicemails

No Time To Talk: Texts Replacing Voicemails

For many of us, the rise of texting means that we don’t need to stutter our way through embarrassing voicemails – and that’s taking a toll on the number of voicemails that are being left. According to research Vonage provided for USA Today, this July saw an 8% drop in left voicemails from the year before, and a 14% drop in...

Intel Sets The Bar At 10 Watts, Haswell Details Leak Ahead of IDF

Intel Sets The Bar At 10 Watts, Haswell Details Leak Ahead of IDF

Ahead of this week's IDF, Intel's annual Developer's Forum, the company let an interesting number slip through the cracks: 10W. With all of the leaks we've seen so far, along with information Intel itself has revealed, it's clear that the company has been focusing like never before on power efficiency with its Haswell microarchitecture. "10W"...

Multiple Rivals Poise To Attack Intel As Chip Giant Kicks Off IDF

Multiple Rivals Poise To Attack Intel As Chip Giant Kicks Off IDF

Intel's Developer Forum (IDF) starts on Tuesday, and the chip manufacturer is expected to discuss its Ivy Bridge refresh, Haswell, talk about its upcoming 32nm tablet platform, Clover Trail, and possibly share a few details on its 22nm Atom SOC's. Performance per watt is going to be a major focus at IDF this year; Haswell is rumored to be...

Tabeo Kids Tablet Is a 7", Android-Based Slate For Younger Learning

Tabeo Kids Tablet Is a 7", Android-Based Slate For Younger Learning

If it hasn't been made clear to you yet, tablets aren't just for grown-ups any longer. Of course, we've all seen kids using an iPad like a champion, but what about for parents who want to invest in something a bit cheaper -- and perhaps a bit more oriented towards learning? Toys R Us has just unveiled a listing for a new 7" children's tablet,...

HP Introduces Four New All-In-One Desktop PC Models, Including Envy and Spectre Ranges

HP Introduces Four New All-In-One Desktop PC Models, Including Envy and Spectre Ranges

HP's starting off a week that will most certainly be remembered by those who fancy technology with a new range of all-in-one PCs. In fact, four new models are being revealed, including two new ones in the HP Envy line. The Envy 23 and Envy 20 TouchSmart AIO PCs are joined by the first AIO PC in the HP Spectre product family: the HP SpectreONE....

Amazon to Allow Kindle Fire HD Users to Opt Out of Ads for $15

Amazon to Allow Kindle Fire HD Users to Opt Out of Ads for $15

Following a bit of mild backlash on the Internet, Amazon over the weekend decided it was best to give potential Kindle Fire HD customers a way to opt out of receiving so-called "special offers." For a one-time payment of $15, Kindle Fire HD owners can ensure they'll never again see an ad on their lock screen. "With Kindle Fire HD there will...

Ainol Reveals 7" Novo 7 Crystal Tablet With Android 4.1

Ainol Reveals 7" Novo 7 Crystal Tablet With Android 4.1

As the Android stable grows, it's becoming easier and easier to find Android tablets from companies you may not have heard of before. Ainol is one such company, producing a new dual-core Novo 7 Crystal tablet with a 1.5GHz processor. Not to be outdone, it's also offering Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), an OS that only a few Android tablets boast...

Logitech Adds A Keyboard To Your iPad With Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

Logitech Adds A Keyboard To Your iPad With Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

The iPad may not be a full-fledged computer, but leave it to Logitech to try and bring it closer to being one. The company has just introduced the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad. It's a clip-on unit that attaches to the side of one's iPad, and in addition to adding a full QWERTY keyboard, it also includes a battery that could last for...

Android Driven Kindle Fires to Use Microsoft Bing as Default Search Engine

Android Driven Kindle Fires to Use Microsoft Bing as Default Search Engine

Score a victory for Microsoft, which was apparently able to ink a deal with Amazon to make Bing the default search engine on the e-tailer's new batch of Kindle Fire devices. If you're not down with Bing, don't worry, Amazon is giving users the option of switching their default search provider to other services, like Google (hooray!) or Yahoo...

New iMacs with High Res Displays and Intel’s Ivy Bridge on the Way

New iMacs with High Res Displays and Intel’s Ivy Bridge on the Way

Apple's mobile products tend to dominate the headlines, but lest anyone forget, the Cupertino company also still sells iMac all-in-one (AIO) desktop systems, and they're about to be refreshed. Reportedly, Apple's new iMacs will sport higher resolution displays and cross over Intel's Ivy Bridge platform. Does that mean we should start throwing...

Sony’s New Xperia Tablet S, Torn Down By Sony, Tegra 3 Inside

Sony’s New Xperia Tablet S, Torn Down By Sony, Tegra 3 Inside

It's not very often you see companies tear into their own products and post a worklog for all to see. For one reason or another, firms typically refrain from disclosing certain component choices, and often times they'll even go to great lengths to make it difficult to open up a product (we're looking squarely at you, Apple). So, it's both...

Spotify to Launch Web Browser Version, Pandora Doubly Screwed

Spotify to Launch Web Browser Version, Pandora Doubly Screwed

Ever since Spotify launched in the U.S. last year it’s been rapidly acquiring subscribers, who have been enjoying the music streaming service on computers, mobile devices, and even A/V receivers. Spotify offers, among other features, the ability to create “radio stations”--just like Pandora. Spotify presence in the U.S. is...

Android's 2012 Tastes Like Gingerbread

Android's 2012 Tastes Like Gingerbread

Whenever Apple releases a new iOS version, most who own an iPhone have the benefit of being able to upgrade. It's one of the biggest advantages of going Apple, while the opposite can sometimes be said about Android. Would you believe that despite having been released last October, Ice Cream Sandwich still isn't the dominant Android version?...

Intel Hiring Software Architects For Tablet Team

Intel Hiring Software Architects For Tablet Team

At the Intel Developer Conference this week, Intel is expected to (among other things) offer up some insight into its mobile strategy going forward. For as omnipresent as the company is in the world of processors, the tablet market is one where the competition is particularly fierce. ARM, Qualcomm, TI, and Samsung, for example, all stand in...

Could the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Really Be One in the Same?

Could the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Really Be One in the Same?

For months we've been hearing rumors about an iPhone 5 and iPad Mini device from Apple, but could it be possible that they're actually one and the same? It sounds far fetched, but only if you're not familiar with "rubber-band electronics," which is a nifty technology that allows you to stretch out your hardware similar to how pinch-to-zoom...

Uncle Sam Wants You to Prepare for Zombies (And Hurricanes)

Uncle Sam Wants You to Prepare for Zombies (And Hurricanes)

FEMA is gearing up for Zombie Awareness Month (October, of course) as part of its clever – and very successful – emergency preparedness public education campaign. And it’s using webinars and blogs to get the word out. We bet you had no idea that the Federal Emergency Management Agency could be so hip. As it turns out,...

Hold-Up, Amazon’s Kindle Not FCC Approved for Sale

Hold-Up, Amazon’s Kindle Not FCC Approved for Sale

Mega e-tailer Amazon may be putting the cart before the horse in accepting pre-orders for its new line of Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets. How so? Well, it's come to light that Amazon's new slates have not yet received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is a requirement to sell any wireless product. It...

LaCie Bumps 2big And 4big RAID Solutions With USB 3.0

LaCie Bumps 2big And 4big RAID Solutions With USB 3.0

Big and classy only gets you so far; to really get ahead, you need raw speed. LaCie's already got some fairly big hard drives, and all of them look just gorgeous, but now that USB 3.0 is becoming mainstream even on the Mac, it's making a few changes. The company just announced that its professionally-minded 2big and 4big Quadra multi-bay RAID...

iPhone 5 Will Reportedly Support LTE Around The Globe

iPhone 5 Will Reportedly Support LTE Around The Globe

If you had any doubts about the iPhone 5's connectivity, don't. With the introduction of LTE in the new iPad, we all knew it was only a matter of time before the high-speed protocol became standard fare on the iPhone. And what better time to introduce an LTE iPhone than at the company's forthcoming September 12th event in San Francisco? The...

Google Acquires Malware and Virus Detection Service VirusTotal

Google Acquires Malware and Virus Detection Service VirusTotal

Malware scanner VirusTotal announced today that it's been purchased by Google for an undisclosed sum. Apparently Google's been a long-time partner of the online scanning service, and now the two have tied the knot in antivirus matrimony. If you've never used VirusTotal before, go ahead and bookmark the website. VirusTotal is an awesome (and...

NVIDIA Downplays Amazon's Kindle Fire Performance Comparison with Tegra 3

NVIDIA Downplays Amazon's Kindle Fire Performance Comparison with Tegra 3

Amazon is awfully proud of its next generation Kindle Fire HD tablet and all the upgrades that went into making it. In particular, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos drew attention to the Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor that fuels the Kindle Fire HD's performance, claiming that it offers 50 percent more floating operations per second than NVIDIA's...

Hot Deals of The Day: Dell Core i5 Desktop + 21.5" LCD,  Xbox 360, Sony Alpha NEX-3K Digital Camera, and more.

Hot Deals of The Day: Dell Core i5 Desktop + 21.5" LCD, Xbox 360, Sony Alpha NEX-3K Digital Camera, and more.

Happy Friday deals have just rolled in from LogicBuy and there's some pretty hot stuff to check out like Dell desktops, Xbox 360s, Digicams from Sony and a whole slew of laptops.  We know you've got a hankerin' for the tech and we've got your fix right here... Top Deals: Dell Inspiron 660 Core i5-2320 3GHz Quad-core Mini Tower w/8GB RAM,...

BitFenix Unveils Ghost Chassis Built for Silence and Liquid Cooling

BitFenix Unveils Ghost Chassis Built for Silence and Liquid Cooling

Noise and heat are two of the biggest issues facing PCs, especially when their owners are trying to enjoy an HD film or blowing up newbs in the battlefield. BitFenix’s latest chassis, the Ghost, is designed to alleviate those issues with quiet construction and liquid cooling capabilities. The Ghost is built with Serenitek silencing material...

Analysts Surprised, Kindle Fire To Use TI Processor Instead of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3

Analysts Surprised, Kindle Fire To Use TI Processor Instead of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3

If you caught our coverage of Amazon’s new Kindle and Kindle Fire HD announcements, you may have noticed that the new Kindle Fire HD includes a TI OMAP 4470 processor. If you were surprised to see that Amazon didn’t opt for the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, you weren’t alone. According to Reuters, a number of industry analysts had...

Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S 4G Users Get Jelly Bean Update

Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S 4G Users Get Jelly Bean Update

Traditionally, the Nexus family of devices has been among the first to receive updates to the latest and greatest new versions of Android. The Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S 4G from Sprint are no exception to this. As of yesterday, Sprint and Google began rolling out an over the air update to Android 4.1.1, otherwise known as Jelly Bean. If...

Chinese Phone Maker Rips Off iPhone 5 Design, GooPhone I5 Breaks Cover

Chinese Phone Maker Rips Off iPhone 5 Design, GooPhone I5 Breaks Cover

Could it be that a Chinese company has patented the iPhone 5 design before Apple had the chance? It appears so based on images and a video of Chinese phone maker GooPhone's GooPhone I5. Interestingly enough, the GooPhone I5 is an Android smartphone that has a similar design to the rumored iPhone 5. The GooPhone I5 looks a lot like a large...

Super Tiny VIA EPIA-P910 is a Pico-ITX Quad-Core PC with DX11 Graphics

Super Tiny VIA EPIA-P910 is a Pico-ITX Quad-Core PC with DX11 Graphics

VIA, evidently a believer in the philosophy that big things come in small packages, announced what it claims is the world's first quad-core pico-ITX board with 3D display capabilities. It's the VIA EPIA-P910, a pint-sized slice of silicon featuring the latest VIA VX11H MSP in combination with a VIA QuadCore E-Series processor. "The VIA EPIA-P910...

Nokia Lumia 920 to Launch November 2nd on AT&T Network

Nokia Lumia 920 to Launch November 2nd on AT&T Network

Nokia made a splash this week when it unveiled its lineup of colorful Windows Phone 8 devices, but neglected to mention how much the Lumia 920/820 will cost, when they'll be available, and which carriers will offer them. Well, we can't answer all those questions just yet, but we do know of at least one carrier planning to offer the Lumia 920...

Chinese College Students Reportedly Forced to Build Apple's New iPhone 5

Chinese College Students Reportedly Forced to Build Apple's New iPhone 5

Reports are surfacing once again of poor and/or questionable working conditions at a Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision) plant in China where Apple devices are being built. The latest revolves around thousands of local college students being forced to work long shifts putting together iPhone 5 devices rather than attending class. Foxconn is reportedly...

NVIDIA Launches Kepler-Based Quadro K5000 Graphics Card for Mac Pro Users

NVIDIA Launches Kepler-Based Quadro K5000 Graphics Card for Mac Pro Users

Apple Mac Pro users will soon have a new professional level graphics to play with -- the NVIDIA Quadro K5000. The card is based on NVIDIA's Kepler architecture and is purportedly the meanest, baddest, fastest professional-class GPU ever released for the Mac platform, NVIDIA says. The Quadro K5000 is a beast. It has Cinema 4K display support...

Apple Reportedly Looking To Launch Pandora Streaming Music Rival

Apple Reportedly Looking To Launch Pandora Streaming Music Rival

There was once a time where Apple's iTunes was revolutionizing things in the digital music world. Remember when all digital music had DRM? Then, iTunes made a point to stop that for the mainstream. But lately, iTunes has faded in hype while services like Pandora, Spotify, MOG and Rhapsody have soared. But not so fast -- iTunes isn't laying...

D-Link's Cloud Storage 4000 NAS Gives Room For 16TB Of Shared Storage

D-Link's Cloud Storage 4000 NAS Gives Room For 16TB Of Shared Storage

Enterprise users, take heart: D-Link's newest product was crafted with you in mind. The company's new Cloud Storage 4000 is a fresh new addition to the high-performance ShareCenter line, with four bays for storage and support for up to 16TB internally. There are also two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the rear, and when combined with the company's...

Amazon Unveils New Kindle Fire and Kindle eReader Models, Invades 8.9-inch Tablet Space

Amazon Unveils New Kindle Fire and Kindle eReader Models, Invades 8.9-inch Tablet Space

Amazon unveiled several new Kindle and Kindle Fire tablet models today, and fans of the tablets now have a much larger product family tree from which to choose. First up: the original Kindle has received a bit of a specs tweak and now sports faster page turns, new fonts, crisper text--and a price drop from $79 to $69. The ereader now has a...

Game Developer Employee Complaints Paint Picture of Broken Industry

Game Developer Employee Complaints Paint Picture of Broken Industry

Working in game development isn't for the faint of heart. The industry is notorious for poor work/life balance, with some projects left on "crunch time" -- 12-16 hour days, 6-7 days a week -- for months. Visibility into why such situations exist is often limited to anonymous blogs and spouse reports; one woman made waves back in 2004 when...

Hot Deals of The Day: Lenovo Multimedia Remote, Monster Beats Beats Headphones, LG Viper 4G LTE Smartphone, and more

Hot Deals of The Day: Lenovo Multimedia Remote, Monster Beats Beats Headphones, LG Viper 4G LTE Smartphone, and more

More hot, fresh deals came into us from our friends at LogicBuy today.  Lenovo's N5901 Multimedia Remote might help you take the con more easily in the Man Cave, Dell's Vostro 3460 is looking like just thing for a no-nonsense back to school machine with guts and these Monster Beats cans might just be the thing for the ladies out there,...

Tiny cubieboard ARM Platform Offers Solid Specs with Android and Ubuntu Support for $49

Tiny cubieboard ARM Platform Offers Solid Specs with Android and Ubuntu Support for $49

Those who like to tinker with and build computers have a new toy to play with in the cubieboard, a $49 self-described “open arm box” that offers intriguing possibilities as an HTPC build. The cubieboard supports Ubuntu (and other Linux distros), so it can operate as a regular desktop, but it can also run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich...

AT&T Expands 4G LTE Network, Adds 7 New Markets

AT&T Expands 4G LTE Network, Adds 7 New Markets

Although Verizon Wireless may have the largest 4G LTE network in the US at the moment, AT&T is working hard to expand its network and offer the faster speeds of LTE to its customers. Today, AT&T announced seven new markets that now have access to the carrier's 4G LTE network. The new markets include Bridgeport, Connecticut; Omaha,...

Samsung Enjoys Record-breaking Success As GALAXY S III Reaches 20 Million Sales

Samsung Enjoys Record-breaking Success As GALAXY S III Reaches 20 Million Sales

It's no secret that Samsung's GALAXY S III smartphone is a hot phone. Today, Samsung announced the phone has reached a record 20 million in sales in just 100 days. The phone originally made its debut in May 2012. With this record, the GALAXY S III has become the most successful smartphone Samsung has released to date. As you may recall, the...

Need NAS Access From Your iPhone? Thecus Goes Mobile with T-OnTheGo App for iOS

Need NAS Access From Your iPhone? Thecus Goes Mobile with T-OnTheGo App for iOS

Hot on the heels of our recent three-way NAS box roundup, Thecus, one of the participants, just launched an "advanced mobile application" that will allow iPhone and iPad users to have full access to transfer files and stream data right from their mobile device. The app is called T-OnTheGo, and so far it's only available in iOS form. "T-OnTheGo...

OCZ's Vertex 4 SSD Revisited: 128GB and New Firmware Tested

OCZ's Vertex 4 SSD Revisited: 128GB and New Firmware Tested

Back in April, we ran a pair of OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs (256GB and 512GB) through the benchmark grinder to see what they could do... Today, we’re testing another brother in the family, the 128GB OCZ Vertex 4.  When we first tested the aforementioned drives, we found that the latest generation of the Vertex series delivered somewhat uneven...

Amazon Kindle Ad Sneaks Peeks at New Kindle eReader and Kindle Fire

Amazon Kindle Ad Sneaks Peeks at New Kindle eReader and Kindle Fire

Later today Amazon is going to unveil its new Kindle lineup, but if you're a fan of football, you may have already spotted a glimpse of the e-tailer's next generation devices. Confused? The NFL season kicked off yesterday in Monday Night fashion, with the Dallas Cowboys toppling the New York Giants. If you happened to watch the game, and didn't...

Sony PS Vita Hacked, Fresh ROMs in the Oven

Sony PS Vita Hacked, Fresh ROMs in the Oven

Sony isn't going to like this one bit, but the PS Vita is well on its way to being able to run homebrewed software. Yifan Lu, the developer-slash-reverse engineer guru responsible for jailbreaking Amazon's Kindle device and the PS Xperia (running PSX games on Xperia Play), is cooking up a homebrew loader for Sony's flagship handheld game console....

Behold the Cheetah Robot, Not as Fast as the Real Cat But Still Wicked Quick

Behold the Cheetah Robot, Not as Fast as the Real Cat But Still Wicked Quick

A real cheetah can run as fast as 70-75 mph in short bursts, so DARPA's Cheetah robot still has a ways to go in that regard. But as far as robotics go, DARPA's mechanical Cheetah is the fastest legged robot in the history of mankind, hitting a top speed of 28.3 mph on camera (see embedded video below). To put that into perspective, Cheetah...

Market Reacts To Nokia’s New Lumia Series, Shares Tumble

Market Reacts To Nokia’s New Lumia Series, Shares Tumble

We're not sure exactly what investors were hoping Nokia would unveil yesterday, but apparently, the Lumia 920 and 820 weren't it. Following the much anticipated unveiling of two new Windows Phone 8 devices, Nokia shares took a bit of a mini-nosedive, sliding 16 percent to $2.38 at the end of the trading day on Thursday. That's the lowest it's...

Western Digital Adds Svelte My Passport Edge External Hard Drives to the Family

Western Digital Adds Svelte My Passport Edge External Hard Drives to the Family

Western Digital added to its My Passport family of external hard drives today with the My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac, a pair of portable drives that sport USB 3.0 interfaces and fast read/write speeds. The devices are slim and sleek, designed to be attractive and portable, and they measure just 4.4x3.37x0.4 inches (LxWxD)....

T-Mobile Snags Galaxy S Relay 4G: Android 4.0 Smartphone With QWERTY Keyboard

T-Mobile Snags Galaxy S Relay 4G: Android 4.0 Smartphone With QWERTY Keyboard

T-Mobile USA may be looking at a holiday season without an iPhone to sell, but it's gearing up for the months ahead by expanding its range of Android products. The carrier just announced that it'll soon have the Galaxy S Relay 4G, which is actually set to be a T-Mobile exclusive. It'll ship with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich, not the newest...

Fujifilm Keeps Retro Alive With X-E1 Interchangeable Lens Camera

Fujifilm Keeps Retro Alive With X-E1 Interchangeable Lens Camera

Are point-and-shoot cameras on the way out? Are DSLRs becoming less important? It might be that mirrorless cameras are impacting both of those questions, and when you look at Fujifilm's latest, you may understand why. The company's new X-E1 is a powerful shooter, packing a 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, a 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinger,...

Sony's Super Sized 84-inch 4K TV Carries a Humongous Price Tag

Sony's Super Sized 84-inch 4K TV Carries a Humongous Price Tag

Sony today revealed how much its gargantuan 84-inch XBR-84X900 4K television set is going to cost, but if you were holding onto a shred of hope that you'd be able to afford one, then you would have been better off had Sony kept its mouth shut. That's assuming, of course, that you don't have $24,999.99 to drop on a TV. If you do, then forget...

Threat Report States Malware Threat Is Stronger Than Ever

Threat Report States Malware Threat Is Stronger Than Ever

According to the latest McAfee Threats Report, the threat of malware is stronger than it has been in the last four years. The McAfee Threats Report for the Second Quarter 2012 found an increase in malware compared to the first quarter of this year (which was previously rated as the busiest period in recent history). This increase is significant:...

Nokia Unveils Lumia 920 and 820 Smartphones, Believes Them to be Most Innovative on the Market

Nokia Unveils Lumia 920 and 820 Smartphones, Believes Them to be Most Innovative on the Market

Nokia announced the next generation of its smartphones today, the high-end Nokia Lumia 920 and the mid-range Lumia 820, both of which feature beautiful design with bright colors to choose from, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, and the Windows Phone 8 operating system. The 920 boasts a huge 4.5-inch display and an 8.7MP Nokia PureView camera...

Three New Motorola DROID RAZR Smartphones Are Coming To Verizon Wireless

Three New Motorola DROID RAZR Smartphones Are Coming To Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless and Motorola announced three new DROID RAZR smartphones today. All three of the new phones—the DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD, and DROID RAZR MAXX HD—offer 4G LTE connectivity to Verizon Wireless' network. The DROID RAZR M features an edge-to-edge 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display. This smartphone is significantly...

Hot Deals of the Day: GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Bundle, Inspiron AIO, Planar 27" LCD and Much More

Hot Deals of the Day: GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Bundle, Inspiron AIO, Planar 27" LCD and Much More

We've got another healthy serving of HOT deals on the menu today. In addition to a host of peripherals and laptops, we've got a slew of components on tap as well. The GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Bundle at $299.99 is pretty nice, as well as the Dell Inspiron and 27" Planar display, but there's plenty of other stuff to go around too. Take...

Pew Survey Reveals Privacy Paranoia Among Mobile App Users

Pew Survey Reveals Privacy Paranoia Among Mobile App Users

In this day and age of constant connectivity, privacy sometimes takes backseat. That doesn't mean mobile users are necessarily willing to share personal information willy-nilly. On the contrary, a new survey reveals that privacy is still a popular theme, and it's the reason a good number of apps never get installed in the first place. Pew...

Storage Wars: A Three Way NAS Box Roundup with Thecus, QNAP and Netgear

Storage Wars: A Three Way NAS Box Roundup with Thecus, QNAP and Netgear

Cloud-based storage solutions are all the rage these days, but if you don't want to trust your files to a third-party data center and deal with the risk of hacker attacks and unexpected downtime, maintaining your own centralized storage platform is the way to go. This is where network attached storage (NAS) devices come into play.  With...

Ubisoft Comes to Its Senses, Kills Always-On DRM Games

Ubisoft Comes to Its Senses, Kills Always-On DRM Games

It may have taken Ubisoft a hundred million years to figure out that honest-to-goodness consumers really, really despise always-on Digital Rights Management (DRM) schemes, but bless the publisher's heart for finally caving. Actually, Ubisoft did away with always-on DRM over a year ago, but is just now making it official. "We have listened...

HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks Special with Alex Chang of MSI Computer

HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks Special with Alex Chang of MSI Computer

In this special episode of Two and a Half Geeks, we welcome Alex Chang from MSI into HotHardware's Connecticut lab to talk about some of the innovations going on at MSI. Alex and Marco talk about the new Z77 MPower motherboard, for which every board goes through an overclocked stress test before ever hitting store shelves. Alex and Marco also...

Just How Popular Is The iPhone 5 Expected To Be?

Just How Popular Is The iPhone 5 Expected To Be?

Apple let the cat out of the bag on Tuesday when it started sending out invitations to a press event scheduled for September 12, 2012. Looming in the shadow (literally) of the invitation's graphic is the number "5," which all but confirms the iPhone 5 will be revealed a week from today, just as has been rumored. So, now that we pretty much...

Lenovo Shares Take a Hit as NEC Backs Out of Joint Venture

Lenovo Shares Take a Hit as NEC Backs Out of Joint Venture

With each quarter that passes, it's clear Lenovo knows how to run a business. A little less than three weeks ago, Lenovo announced it had raked in more than $8 billion in revenue and $141 million in profits during its first financial quarter, representing year-over-year gains of 35 percent and 30 percent, respectively. The company is outpacing...

ASUS Partners with Custom PC Makers to Debut “Powered by ASUS” Build-to-Order Program

ASUS Partners with Custom PC Makers to Debut “Powered by ASUS” Build-to-Order Program

If you dig custom PC builds and are also a fan of ASUS products, today is like Christmas for you. ASUS has announced its “Powered by ASUS” program, which essentially lets you configure a made-to-order custom rig from a boutique builder that’s packing ASUS components. “There are a lot of hardware enthusiasts and ASUS...

Valve Steam Community Now Open to All

Valve Steam Community Now Open to All

If you’ve been chomping at the bit to check out Valve’s many updates to its Steam Community, the time has come. Valve announced that the beta is over and that the new Steam Community is now open to everyone, and it’s “focused on finding and sharing the best community content”, so says the press release. The updates...

Angry Birds Creator Announces Slingshot-Free Followup: Bag Piggies

Angry Birds Creator Announces Slingshot-Free Followup: Bag Piggies

We may not cover casual gaming too often here, but when it comes to a global phenomenon like Angry Birds, it's worth alerting the world that something is up. And that something is a new Rovio title en route. The creators of Angry Birds have today announced their newest game, Bad Piggies, launching September 27 for iOS, Android and Mac, with...

Panasonic's Toughbook 19 Convertible Tablet Gets Core i5, New Ambient Light Sensor

Panasonic's Toughbook 19 Convertible Tablet Gets Core i5, New Ambient Light Sensor

There's really just a single name in tough PCs these days, at least on the mainstream front, and that's Toughbook. Panasonic's Toughbook line has been taking beatings in the field for quite a while, and now the Toughbook 19 Convertible Tablet PC is getting a refresh. The unit now ships with Intel's Core i5-3320M vPro processor (up to 3.3GHz),...

HotHardware and Corsair Back To School Gaming System Giveaway Winner!

HotHardware and Corsair Back To School Gaming System Giveaway Winner!

Just in time for the back-to-school season, we partnered up with our good friends at Corsair to give away a fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you had a chance to win a complete Intel Core i7-2600K based system with a Radeon HD 6970 graphics card, all wrapped up in some of the hottest Corsair parts and...

Hot Deals of the Day: Plextor SSD, Logitech Wireless Desktop, HP LCD and Much More!

Hot Deals of the Day: Plextor SSD, Logitech Wireless Desktop, HP LCD and Much More!

We've got a boatload of HOT deals for you all today! Take note of the Plextor M5 256GB solid state drive right at the top of the list--killer performance for well below $1 a gigabyte.  If you haven't made the move to a SSD, there are some great deals to be had out there. We've also got a great deal on Logitech wireless...

Intel Blesses Submerged Cooling For Datacenter Servers

Intel Blesses Submerged Cooling For Datacenter Servers

When it comes to computing in general, cooling is hugely important, but in the data center, it’s paramount. Keeping oceans of servers and networking equipment cool is no picnic. Almost every aspect of the data center, from higher-efficiency components to clever flooring to geographical location are geared toward cooling efforts. Intel...

Apple Invites Press to San Fran On Sept. 12; iPhone 5 Imminent

Apple Invites Press to San Fran On Sept. 12; iPhone 5 Imminent

Well, it’s official: Apple has scheduled an event for September 12th in San Francisco, and if the logo for the event is any indication, the iPhone 5 will be the featured attraction. The logo shows a black 12 with a shadow in the shape of a 5. This confirms the rampant rumors that September 12th would be an Apple announcement day, that...

 Why Linux Will Never Suffer From Viruses Like Windows

Why Linux Will Never Suffer From Viruses Like Windows

There seems to be a recurring phenomenon in the technology press, where any trojan that affects Linux or Macs becomes front page news. On the other hand, trojans that affect Windows are mostly ignored, perhaps because this is considered to be the normal state of affairs.  There are two common statements made in the discussions of these...

Samsung Galaxy S III Surpasses iPhone 4S Smartphone Sales in U.S. for First Time

Samsung Galaxy S III Surpasses iPhone 4S Smartphone Sales in U.S. for First Time

Apple beat Samsung to a pulp in court over patent infringement claims and is now owed over a billion dollars in damages, but when it comes to stateside smartphone shipments, Samsung has reason to boast. The company's flagship Galaxy S III device topped the iPhone 4S in smartphone sales in the U.S. in August, which is the first time that's...

Verizon Wireless And Samsung Target Budget-Conscious Business Users With Galaxy Stellar Smartphone

Verizon Wireless And Samsung Target Budget-Conscious Business Users With Galaxy Stellar Smartphone

Verizon Wireless and Samsung announced a new budget-friendly smartphone that comes with a good amount of features and respectable specs. The new Samsung Galaxy Stellar will be available starting September 6. This smartphone comes with 4G LTE connectivity as well as dual interfaces to cater to everyone—whether you're a first-time smartphone...

Valve Software Recruiting Hardware Design Engineers

Valve Software Recruiting Hardware Design Engineers

Valve, maker of Steam, has been up to something all year. Back in March, there were rumors that the company was building its own gaming console, but Valve more or less threw water on that. Then in April, there was a Valve job posting looking for electrical engineers who would help produce “new types of input, output, and platform hardware”,...

Verizon Wireless Gets Galaxy Note Competitor: Meet The Intuition By LG

Verizon Wireless Gets Galaxy Note Competitor: Meet The Intuition By LG

Yesterday, we told you about Samsung's latest addition to the phablet craze, the Galaxy Note II. Not willing to be left in the shadows, LG and Verizon Wireless are now announcing a phablet of their own in the form of the Intuition by LG. This 5-inch tablet/smartphone hybrid will be available online Thursday, September 6 and in stores next...

Linus Torvalds Flips NVIDIA the Bird, Causes Positive Reaction, Optimus Support Coming to Linux

Linus Torvalds Flips NVIDIA the Bird, Causes Positive Reaction, Optimus Support Coming to Linux

It's said the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but if that doesn't work, you could always try being vulgar. The tactic worked for Linus Torvalds, who not that long ago ripped into NVIDIA for its lack of Linux support. He was answering a student developer's question about NVIDIA driver support for Linux on her notebook during a talk at Finland's...

Antisec Leaks Over A Million iOS Device UDIDs in FBI Laptop Hack

Antisec Leaks Over A Million iOS Device UDIDs in FBI Laptop Hack

The hacking group known as Antisec (Anti Security Movement), which has ties to LulzSec and Anonymous, claims that its latest data dump contains over a million Apple device identifiers that were stolen from an FBI laptop back in March. According to Antisec, federal agents were using the Unique Identifiers (UDIDs) to track Apple iOS users, and...

What Happens If a Kickstarter Company Fails?  Do You Get a Refund?

What Happens If a Kickstarter Company Fails? Do You Get a Refund?

Kickstarter is the largest crowd funding website in cyberspace, and it's managed to raise millions of dollars for promising projects. One of them is Ouya, the $99 Android game console that originally had a goal of soliciting $950,000 but ended up with nearly $8.6 million in pledges when the dust settled. It's not the only project to blow past...

ZaReason UltraLap 430 is World’s First Linux Ultrabook

ZaReason UltraLap 430 is World’s First Linux Ultrabook

Last week saw a boatload of Windows 8 product announcements at IFA in Berlin, which is great if you're looking forward to Microsoft's touch-friendly OS next month. But if you're an open source fan wondering where all the love for Linux is at, well, you just have to know where to look. A good place to start is ZaReason, which is now selling...

Nokia's "Stay Tuned" Video Teaser Hints At An Augmented Windows Phone Reality

Nokia's "Stay Tuned" Video Teaser Hints At An Augmented Windows Phone Reality

This week is going to be one to remember in consumer electronics. Nokia, Amazon and countless other companies use the week following Labor Day in order to launch their flagship products for the year, with availability usually planned for pre-holiday shoppers. It's a huge week for them, and it'll be a huge week for fans of all things tech....

BMW And Thermaltake Create Race-Inspired, Finely Tuned Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

BMW And Thermaltake Create Race-Inspired, Finely Tuned Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

Remember that BMW-inspired gaming tower from a while back? Hopefully you've still got yours, because a new accessory has cropped up to complete the pairing. BMW and Thermaltake have joined forces in order to provide the Level 10 M gaming mouse, which might be the most insane looking mousing device this side of a Razer Naga. It's a lightweight,...

Google Rumored To Launch Nexus 7 With 3G Next Month

Google Rumored To Launch Nexus 7 With 3G Next Month

Google has enjoyed plenty of success with its Nexus 7 tablet. Now, it appears the company is looking to expand its tablet offerings with the addition of a 3G model that could launch in approximately six weeks. According to reports on the Web, Google and Asus are already in the process of building a 3G-enabled version of the Nexus 7. The report...

Samsung Reviews Working Conditions At Chinese Factories, Promises Changes

Samsung Reviews Working Conditions At Chinese Factories, Promises Changes

In response to a report by China Labor Watch last month, Samsung promised to look into working conditions at one of its suppliers, HEG Electronics in Huizhou, China. Now, Samsung is ready to release its findings from that field audit. Although the company didn't find any child labor violations, it did find some things at the facility that...

HP Delivers On Open webOS Commitment, Beta Launched

HP Delivers On Open webOS Commitment, Beta Launched

Back in January, HP pledged to open source the floundering webOS by September 2012, and wouldn’t you know it, the company delivered on its promise. The webOS beta is now available, and it includes 54 components (under the Apache 2.0 license) and two separate build environments--one is a desktop build, and the other is an OpenEmbedded...

Flagship Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone Specs and Photos Leaked

Flagship Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone Specs and Photos Leaked

We’ll hear it all straight from the horse’s mouth on Wednesday when Nokia announces its latest and greatest at a press conference, but according to a report from The Verge, the Finnish company’s new flagship Windows Phone will be the Nokia Lumia 920, which will be packing some intriguing specs. It will have a beastly large...

Cambodian Police Nab Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gottfrid War

Cambodian Police Nab Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gottfrid War

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is under lock and key in Cambodia after local police, acting on an international warrant issued in Sweden, arrested the young man. Warg is one of four Pirate Bay founders who all found themselves in hot water for running one of the most popular illegal torrent tracking sites on the planet. "His...

iPhone 5 Rumor #9,571: Redesigned Earbuds

iPhone 5 Rumor #9,571: Redesigned Earbuds

We steer clear of most Apple rumors, but this one caught our eye, thanks to the pictures and video of some unusually-designed earbuds. According to Tinhte.vn, a Vietnamese site, the iPhone 5 may be getting new earbuds that have ports in the fronts and sides. Of course, most rumors are nothing more than that, and there are a couple...

Fans Bring Back Half Life Game Series: Black Mesa Mod Launches September 14th

Fans Bring Back Half Life Game Series: Black Mesa Mod Launches September 14th

In a little less than two weeks from now, Half Life fans will have an opportunity to relive (or play for the first time, as it were) Valve's original 1998 title Half Life, albeit reborn and modified using the company's Source engine. The ambitious third-party project is called Black Mesa (previously known as Black Mesa: Source) and it's been...

Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) Chairman Pulls Power Play On Sharp, Delayed Manufacture of iPhone 5 Displays

Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) Chairman Pulls Power Play On Sharp, Delayed Manufacture of iPhone 5 Displays

Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn, from here on out) chairman, Terry Gou, is proving to be a shrewd negotiator, as Sharp is finding out. Sharp, which is saddled with debt and reportedly falling behind schedule producing displays for Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 device, is in talks with Foxconn to sell the Taiwanese firm a 9.9 percent stake in the company,...

Going Ape for Apps, Zoo Keepers Use iPads To Entertain Orangutans

Going Ape for Apps, Zoo Keepers Use iPads To Entertain Orangutans

Want to teach an orangutan how to play a memory game? There's an app for that. As part of a program called Apps for Apes, a dozen zoos in the U.S. and Canada have turned to Apple's popular iPad tablet to teach apes about music, painting, and other activities using mobile apps intended for children. Not just for fun and games, the iPad program...

Samsung Keeps Phablet Craze Alive With 5.5" Galaxy Note II

Samsung Keeps Phablet Craze Alive With 5.5" Galaxy Note II

Does the world need any more phablets? Isn't it all just a craze? Evidently Samsung has reason to believe that the phablet craze is one that's profitable, and it's using that justification to launch the second iteration of the Galaxy Note. It's a device that can be looked at as a huge phone or a small tablet, but either way, millions of consumers...

Nokia Partners With Monster For Bluetooth-Enabled Purity Pro Headset

Nokia Partners With Monster For Bluetooth-Enabled Purity Pro Headset

Monster has made quite a name for itself in the consumer electronics world -- if you asked a pundit, they'd tell you that Monster has made a name for overcharging for typical cords and such. But it also doled out some pretty good gear, especially in the audio world. Now, Nokia is teaming up with a known name to release the Purity Pro Wireless...

Amazon Says No Thanks to Google, Teams with Nokia on Maps for Kindle Fire

Amazon Says No Thanks to Google, Teams with Nokia on Maps for Kindle Fire

According to Reuters, Amazon will be adding integrated mapping to the Kindle Fire by partnering with Nokia, which means that Google Maps won’t be on yet another platform, Apple having ditched it with the iOS 6 release. Amazon is expected to announce a new round of Kindle Fires (and possibly other devices) at a press conference this week,...

Windows 7 Jumps in Front of Windows XP as World's Most Used OS

Windows 7 Jumps in Front of Windows XP as World's Most Used OS

Windows XP might very well be the most loved operating system of all time (on the Windows side), but after nearly 10 years since being released, it's no longer the popular. That distinction now (finally) belongs to Windows 7, a popular OS in its own right. It's taken three years, but Windows 7's market share is now slightly ahead of XP at...

$249 iPad Mini Could "Crush" the Competition

$249 iPad Mini Could "Crush" the Competition

The iPad Mini is coming, that much is almost certain. What we don't know is how much it will cost and how well it can compete with the 7-inch Android crowd that consists primarily of the Kindle Fire (Google) and Nexus 7 (Google). In the absence of that information, we're left to speculate on both accounts, which is what one analyst recently...

Samsung Debuts First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone: ATIV S

Samsung Debuts First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone: ATIV S

One might expect Nokia to be first to announce a full series of Windows 8 devices. After all, it sold out to Microsoft in order to ditch Symbian and allow its Lumia hardware to run nothing but Windows Phone. But, it seems that isn't the case. This week, Samsung introduced the first Windows Phone 8 product: the ATIV S. It's a really stunning...

Samsung's 10.1" ATIV Tablet Is A Windows RT-Based Beauty

Samsung's 10.1" ATIV Tablet Is A Windows RT-Based Beauty

Microsoft's Surface is going to have a little competition this winter. Samsung is going to be one of a few companies issuing Windows 8 and Windows RT-based tabled once the operating systems hit the shelves on October 26th, with the ATIV Tab being the first to be formally revealed. It's a 10.1" Windows RT tablet, with a 1366x768 screen resolution,...

Google Patents Real-World Image Recognition Algorithm For Video, Photography

Google Patents Real-World Image Recognition Algorithm For Video, Photography

Google has been granted a patent on a system for real-world object identification scanning that will allow the company to survey and tag images and videos. The abstract for patent 8,254,699 (hereafter referred to as the '699 patent) covers An object recognition system performs a number of rounds of dimensionality reduction and consistency...

Motorola Mobility to Launch LTE Phone with Edge-to-Edge Display This Week

Motorola Mobility to Launch LTE Phone with Edge-to-Edge Display This Week

September 5th should be an interesting day; in addition to a Nokia press event in which the company is expected to show off its new Windows Phone 8 handsets, Google’s Motorola Mobility will debut its own new device(s). According to a Bloomberg report, Motorola is going to unveil a new phone with Verizon wireless that will run Android...

Photo Reveals Apple iPhone 5 Likely to Receive A6 Processor Upgrade

Photo Reveals Apple iPhone 5 Likely to Receive A6 Processor Upgrade

With the all the iPhone 5 leaks in recent weeks and months, Apple's going to have to reach far up its sleeve to pull something out if it hopes to surprise anyone. We know the iPhone 5 is going to have a larger touchscreen, smaller dock connector, and 4G LTE connectivity. It also seems likely Apple's next smartphone will sport an A6 processor....

Walmart Tests iPhone-based "Scan & Go" Payment System

Walmart Tests iPhone-based "Scan & Go" Payment System

Your friendly neighborhood Walmart may be getting even closer to "getting with the times." And in fact, surging beyond them. To date, few stores have really, truly embraced mobile payments. And perhaps even fewer have even considered smartphone integration with the buying process. But the mega-retailer Walmart is reportedly testing a new system...

Razer's 17.3" Next-Gen Blade Laptop Puts Other Gaming Rigs To Shame

Razer's 17.3" Next-Gen Blade Laptop Puts Other Gaming Rigs To Shame

When it comes to gaming laptops, not a whole lot has changed in the past 10 years. They've got a little thinner, the battery life is a bit better, and they're obviously more powerful. But overall, a gaming laptop is a gaming laptop. Razer set out to change that with the original "Blade," and now the second installment of the Blade is ready...