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You heard it here first: 2010 is the year of the tablet, and the year that 3D went overboard. Most of the world hasn't even decided if they want to view content in 3D, and already companies are making extreme efforts to bring more and more of it into the public view. CBS has just introduced its first-ever high-definition 3D projection display... Read more...
It's hard to guess how much traction Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart lineup will gather, but we have to admit that the newest member is a real looker. Atypical for Sony Ericcson, the Aspen is a business phone. Not a fashion phone. Not a clamshell phone. Not an Android phone.It's apparently aimed for the corporate folks who... Read more...
3D is here to stay, like it or not. Well, it's here to stay for awhile anyway, depending on whether or not consumer demand sticks around to support it. Films like Avatar have proven that there is at least some demand for 3D in cinemas, but the at-home 3D market is still a huge question mark. Evidently Acer doesn't mind the risks, as the company... Read more...
In-flight Wi-Fi has been around for a few years now, but only in limited circumstances. Just a few airlines have bought in, and even then, in-flight Wi-Fi is only available on select routes. It's definitely a fledgling technology, and we can certainly see it expanding rapidly in the coming years and more and more passengers make clear that... Read more...
The 2TB desktop hard drive sector just got another player. Samsung has introduced its newest performance drive today, taking it 500GB further than the 1.5TB F2EG that was announced in March. This new 2TB drive (F3EG) still maintains the EcoGreen label, with this model being capable of storing up to 880 hours of DVD video or 500,000 or more... Read more...
One thing is for sure: a QNAP drive looks like a QNAP drive. Much like LaCie, QNAP hasn't changed its motif for years now, and the latest two NAS drives definitely look exactly like the company's previous two NAS drives. Believe it or not, the duo we're talking about here today are both brand new, with 2 and 4 drive models boasting Intel's... Read more...
With all of this iPad buzz stirring up the tech world over the past couple of weeks, Chrome OS has almost been forgotten. That may have something to do with the fact that Google has yet to officially release the netbook-centric operating system to the public, but still, you'd expect a company like Google to keep the details flowing... Read more...
We have already discussed our hopes and dreams for the future of the iPad, and while we don't really feel that it's a homerun of a device in its current state, there's no doubt that the allure of Apple alone will help the company sell more than a few of these once then go on sale in under 2 months. The real question, however, is exactly how... Read more...
If it isn't Netflix making the news, it's Redbox. The go-to red DVD rental kiosk company is hitting it really big of late, and maybe too big. Essentially, this is the Netflix alternative when you just don't have time to wait a day or two for your newest movie to arrive, and the ease and low price associated with... Read more...
Microsoft's hardware division has really been on a roll lately, and the SideWinder X4 proves that the rolling won't be stopping anytime soon. Designed with hardcore gamers in mind (and probably in response to some of those other boards being released by Logitech and Razer), this unit's stand-out feature is the anti-ghosting technology that's... Read more...
Sony has proven itself to be a giant in the gaming industry, first with the PlayStation console and now with the PSP line. The company's PSP Go took its fair share of criticism (mostly surrounding price), but the actual hardware/gameplay isn't too shabby. What's interesting, though, is how Sony's numbers have... Read more...
MSI had a relatively large showing at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, and while their new desktops and notebooks were certainly interesting, it's the tablet that has us most on edge. And understandably so, given that 2010 looks to be the year that the tablet gets another chance at life, this time with things like Apple's A4 and NVIDIA's... Read more...
The economy as a whole helped to drag Microsoft's profits below where they would have liked them last year, but the company's first quarterly report in the new decade is quite different in nature. Put simply, Microsoft is beaming once more as it rakes in monumental profits, thanks in no small part to the highly... Read more...
Believe it or not, this isn't the first time we've heard the words "green" and "RAM" used in the same sentence. Frankly, it's kind of hard to believe that memory could actually be friendly to the environment, but when it's the buzzword of the year, major companies have little choice but to throw it in wherever it'll fit. Samsung Electronics... Read more...
In our analysis of the iPad, we essentially came to the conclusion that it was a large iPod touch. Funny, because that's exactly the same conclusion that one of the most powerful individuals in the tech industry came to. It's unusual for executives from rival companies to come right out in the media and speak up with their feelings about a... Read more...
MSI has a habit of refreshing its notebook lineup very soon after Intel introduces new processors, and sure enough, it has done the same thing with its larger-than-life CR720. The new machine weighs in with a 17.3" display, a 1600 x 900 resolution panel and Windows 7 Home Premium.Other specifications include Intel's... Read more...
Ready for a real shocker? That texting and driving habit you've been trying to kick may not be as bad for you as the insurance companies have led you to believe. Of course, we would still recommend putting the phone down while you're driving (we're speaking for all those cars around you, for the record), but an... Read more...
We've covered Apple's forthcoming iPad with a pretty good level of detail, but one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb is Flash. Or, the lack thereof, we should say. Steve Jobs was adamant on stage during his iPad introduction that the browsing experience was best in class, but when we think about browsing, we... Read more...
Point and shoot cameras have come in waterproof versions for years now, enabling owners to shoot images in the rain, beneath the seas and everywhere in between. Unfortunately, that hasn't been as easy for DSLR owners. Full waterproof kits can be insanely expensive, and those are generally only sensible for pro shooters who make their living... Read more...
Abilene Christian University may be one of the small universities in the vast state of Texas, but it is surely making a name for itself in the media market. Particularly the market that pays close attention to Apple.ACU made waves across the educational and technology markets back when it decided to hand out iPhone... Read more...
Security often gets overlooked when we're talking about USB flash drives, but it's not to be taken lightly for those who carry around delicate files. Kingston has just introduced a new DataTraveler drive that's supposedly "ultra-secure," which means that it's "certified for government-approved secure data protection."... Read more...
Asus has already confirmed that it will be entering the booming e-reader market later this year, but one device we haven't heard much about is the purported Eee Pad. In fact, we've only heard the Eee Pad referred to in rumor form, but all of that changes today. Asus' Corporate Vice President, Eric Chen, recently confirmed to members of the... Read more...
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