Latest News - June 2010
- Manufacturer Claims OLED Scaling Issue Solved; 42" Displays in 2011
- Introducing Hulu Plus: Now With More Features, Twice The Cowbell
- Legal Documents Confirm Dell Knowingly Sold Defective Hardware
- Palm drops its app developer fee
- NZXT's Latest Fan Controller is Super Sexy
- Thecus Introduces D0204 USB 3.0 Portable Storage Device
- G.Skill Extends Phoenix SSD Warranty To 3-Years
- Onkyo Outs New High End Receivers
- Cisco Announces HD Video-Capable Business Tablet
- This time for sure? Latest Verizon iPhone Rumors Heat Up
- Jamcast Streams Audio From Any Source To Connected Devices
- Fujitsu's Lifebook TH700 Brings Core i3 To Convertible Tablet PC
- Optimus Popularis Keyboard Offers Customizable Keys
- Seagate Breaks Records With 3TB Go Flex External Hard Drive
All News for June 2010
We've discussed OLED displays and their eternal position as five years away in the past, but a manufacturer has stepped forward claiming that OLED's really are coming in 2011 from the likes of Samsung and LG. These won't be any 11" screens for $2000, either—we're talking displays up to and including 42". This... Read more...
There've been rumors swirling around that the popular TV service Hulu was planning to launch a paid subscription service for quite some time. Those rumors have now been confirmed in a company blog post by Jason Kilar, the CEO of Hulu. According to Kilar, Hulu Plus isn't a replacement for Hulu, but a complementary... Read more...
If you've been around a few years, you may remember a period in the early 2000s when a large number of motherboards from a variety of vendors began to fail in spectacular fashion. Symptoms ranged from a few swollen capacitors to actual small explosions as the diminutive parts took off for parts unknown. This event... Read more...
Palm just gave its application developers a little present: It killed its app submission fee and is going to refund those fees paid previously. Previously, app developers had to pay $50 to have the honor of seeing if Palm wanted to accept their apps. Neither the iPhone nor Android platforms have such fees. As Palm's share in the smartphone... Read more...
Fan controllers, while functional, don't exactly come to mind as the first item to spruce up a rather drab looking PC, but maybe they would be if they all looked like NZXT's Sentry line. Released today is NZXT's Sentry LXE, the fourth external fan controller in NZXT's Sentry family and arguably the sexiest of the bunch. Like the Sentry LX,... Read more...
Introducing Thecus D0204 Portable Storage Device Big storage in a small package featuring USB 3.0 connectivity 06/30/2010 – The age of USB 3.0 is almost here. Today, storage leader Thecus Technology is proud to announce its first portable storage device featuring the new USB 3.0 standard – the D0204. With massive storage... Read more...
G.SKILL extends its warranty for its performance leading Phoenix SSD series to 3 years Taipei, Taiwan - G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage, has today announced the warranty extension of the Phoenix and Phoenix Pro SSD series to 3 years. In order to provide a better service for... Read more...
For those who take their audio seriously -- as in, serious enough to drop a couple of grand, or more, on a home theater receiver -- Onkyo today announced the release of two new high-end network A/V receivers, the TX-NR5008 and TX-NR3008. Not for the faint of wallet, the cheapest of the two (TX-NR3008) runs a cool $2,100, while the the TX-NR5008... Read more...
Cisco recently unveiled its new Cisco Cius business tablet device. Pronounced "see us," the new tablet runs on the Android platform. The tablet uses Cisco Collaboration Architecture and virtual desktop integration to provide users with various communication, collaboration, and computing services. The Cisco Cius supports HD video streaming... Read more...
We have predicted in the past that Verizon would get the iPhone in early 2011. We based this on just how "generous" AT&T was with iPhone 4 upgrades. It seems we may have been on the mark. Bloomberg is reporting that two unnamed sources (what other kind is there?) are telling them that Verizon Wireless will start selling iPhones... Read more...
A new streaming media software solution called Jamcast is now available. Jamcast has a Virtual Soundcard feature that captures audio from your computer and streams it over a wireless network to DLNA and UPnP-compliant devices. With Jamcast, you can stream audio to HDTVs, smartphones, media adapters, home theater components, and more. Jamcast... Read more...
Convertible Tablet PCs have been around for what feels like forever. We remember these machines being available at least 4-5 years ago, but nearly no one took them seriously. There just wasn't a good operating system available for this form factor, and the battery life was generally too poor for people to use these as... Read more...
Art Lebedev. Ever heard of him, or his studio? No? That's a shame. Art's studio is one of the most impressive around, cranking out some of the most unique pieces of art/consumer electronics that the world has ever seen. Generally, the company comes up with more concepts than they could ever make into a reality, but some of their keyboards... Read more...
Can it ever be big enough? If we're talking about hard drives, the answer is definitely "no!" As multi-media continues to grow larger and larger, and digital photographs do the same as the megapixels swell, having enough storage is becoming more and more difficult. Hard drive makers are cranking out bigger drives as fast as they can, and while... Read more...