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BenQ has certainly made an impact in the LCD industry, and while it has been some time since we viewed a unique new entrant from the company, along comes this to really change things up. The company has seemingly been hoarding up its monitors in preparation for a single major release, as they have just introduced a dozen new V Series models... Read more...
Google has a history of removing language barriers, but the company hasn't yet made its web-based translation service especially easy to access or use from a mobile device. We knew that Toshiba was actually working on a translation phone, but now the same company responsible for Android and the Nexus One is apparently doing the same thing.... Read more...
PMA, which is America's largest camera show, is scheduled to start this month in California, and it's safe to say that a handful of new Canons will be there. Today, the camera outfit introduced its newest consumer-level DSLR, the Digital Rebel T2i. The DSLR has features that have been previously unavailable at these... Read more...
It's easy to forget just how huge of a company Intel is when focusing solely on the consumer aspect of things, but today's announcement definitely helps to put things in perspective. Intel's chips are in everything from set-top boxes to netbooks to notebooks to hardcore gaming rigs. And they're even in some pretty... Read more...
Before long, you'll need a microscope to see the DIMM you're trying to install in your new gaming rig. Sure, we're exaggerating somewhat, but process technologies continue to shrink at a record rate. Micron has been making news lately with their advancements in NAND technology, and now the company has partnered with Nanya in order to unveil... Read more...
The relationship between Boxee and Hulu has been strained ever since early 2009, when Hulu suddenly and unexpectedly removed its content from being available to Boxee users. If you're not aware, Boxee is merely a software overlay that acts as a portal to web content; it essentially opens content from web sites the same way a typical web browser... Read more...
Here's one thing we can all agree on: SSDs are awesome, and far superior to HDDs in almost every scenario imaginable. Here's another we can agree on: SSDs are still priced far too high for most to give them a second glance. For years now, solid state storage has been breaking benchmarks left and right, but SSDs are... Read more...
It was only a matter of time. We knew as early as CES 2010 that slate/tablet PCs were back on track for a second wind after dying out years ago, but it seems that an unlikely contender has boosted everyone else into overdrive. Apple's iPad is the first real tablet to launch this market into the next gear, and with... Read more...
We can't exactly say that hell has frozen over here, as Google has actually went against its unofficial no-ad policy at least once before. But then again, that whole ordeal was something entirely different than this. We've known that the search engine giant (and now operating system contender) has been looking into... Read more...
Battery life has been a huge issue around these parts. Particularly when it comes to notebooks, it always feels like manufacturers are giving us rough life estimates that are nowhere near accurate when compared to real-world figures. From R/C cars to notebooks to cars, there's no question that batteries are necessary... Read more...
Well, wouldn't you know it? Consumers hate, hate, hate waiting for web pages to load, and they have no sympathy whatsoever if the site is being hammered during a "peak time." That's the conclusion drawn by a soon-to-be-published survey by Gomez, which found that while consumers were more than willing to wait in long checkout lines in retail... Read more...
Windows has long dominated the desktop and notebook scene; even today, the Microsoft-built operating system holds over 90% of the market share for PCs globally. Nearly 9 out of every 10 computers in the entire world run on some form of Windows, which means that there isn't too much space left for the "other guys" to fight it out.Apple currently... Read more...
Buffalo may not hold the same level of household recognition compared to a LaCie, Seagate or Western Digital, but in the NAS world, it's a trusted name. Network Attached Storage solutions have been this company's wheelhouse for years now, and for those looking to get started in a simple way with a reliable face in the industry, there's hardly... Read more...
We have been saying that AT&T could be in big trouble, particularly with its biggest competitor (Verizon Wireless, don't you know?) getting every major smartphone platform on its airwaves save for the iPhone. And even still, the iPhone could be painting itself Red before too long. It seems that the pressure could... Read more...
SuperSpeed USB seems to be the hot transfer protocol these days, mostly because the coming out parties at IDF and CES went over really well. Tons of companies are voicing their support for the next-generation USB solution, and it should only be a few more months before we see a number of machine shipping with USB 3.0... Read more...
There are media center PCs, and there are Blu-ray players. Rarely do the two every intersect in any meaningful way, but S1Digital has managed to create the first Blu-ray Disc Changer that is actually fully integrated with Media Center.The device itself (titled the S1Digital Blu-ray Disc Changer) is a real beast; it... Read more...
If you just discovered Dell today, you would hardly know that it was infamous for selling those "plain beige boxes" and "thick, clunky notebooks" just a few years ago. These days, high fashion and good styling is integrated throughout the company's lineup, and the Latitude 13 is proof of that.The Latitude range has traditionally been for corporate... Read more...
Ricoh generally only drops by to introduce a few new camera bodies each year, so whenever they do, we can't help but stop and pay attention. The newest point and shoot from the company is not only a real looker, but one that could be a promising performer. The CX3 is the latest unit in the growing CX lineup, and while it's small in stature,... Read more...
MSI has definitely been on a roll of late, and the stream is continuing today with two new models. The 15.6" CX620 and CR620 both ship with Intel's newest Core processors, and both include ATI's Radeon HD5470 GPU. MSI is also tossing in a chiclet keyboard, a seamless touchpad, and a LED backlit display.We're also digging the design here; it's... Read more...
The Apple iPad may have been the first major tablet announced with a near-term ship date in 2010, but good luck convincing the guys and girls that created the JooJoo that Steve Jobs had the idea first. Just a few months ago, Fusion Garage came forward with a tablet PC that was groundbreaking in terms of design and... Read more...
Take a step back and inhale. Nexus One owners have just become the first group of Android users to get a taste of native multi-touch here in the United States, and it has definitely been a long time coming. Android has proven itself as one of the most capable mobile operating systems on the market, but the lack of... Read more...
AT&T could be in a world of trouble. Just a year ago, the carrier was going around bragging about just how many smartphones were being used on their network compared to the competition, but in reality, that was just a ploy to brag about the iPhone being available on their network alone. Things are different today, and the cards are being... Read more...
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