Latest News - August 2010
- ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series GDDR5 Review
- Samsung Announces Wave 723 With Bada OS
- Gogo Inflight Internet Reaches 1,000 Aircraft
- Corsair Launches USB Headset For Gamers
- LucidLogix Promises Multi-Vendor, Multi-GPU Nirvana to a Desktop Near You
- HP Settles Kickback Case for $55 Million
- Purdue Software Throttles Servers With Rising Temps, Saves System Failure
- Fujitsu's LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX Ships With 1GB ATI External GPU
- Farewell to the Printed Oxford English Dictionary?
- Mozila Makes Mobile Firefox (Fennec) Alpha Available To Download
- Trapped Chilean Miners Supplied with PSPs
- Is iOS About To Take A Leap Of Faith Onto Apple TV?
- CyberPower Unleashes Fang Series Gaming Systems
- Clearwire Introduces Rover Pay-As-You-Go Service
All News for August 2010
A few weeks back, AMD quietly released a couple of new graphics cards in the Radeon HD 5500 series. For a while there, starting with the Radeon HD 5870 in late September of last year, it seemed like AMD was releasing a new series of graphics cards aimed at different price points, practically every few weeks. Things slowed down a bit once the... Read more...
Samsung recently announced its latest Bada powered smartphone, the S7230E Wave 723. This new smartphone features a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and auto-focus, an FM radio, and Dolfin Browser 2.0. Connectivity features include 3G, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, aGPS, and Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR. For storage, the Wave 723 has 90MB... Read more...
Have you taken your first Wi-Fi enabled flight yet? Inflight Internet is more available than ever before. Today, Aircell announced that it has installed Gogo Inflight Internet on its 1,000th aircraft. The Delta Air Lines DC-9 will make its connected flight today from Detroit. To celebrate the occasion, passengers will be treated to complimentary... Read more...
Corsair may be well known for its memory, but the company also dabbles in a variety of peripherals and other products. Today, Corsair made its entry into the PC gaming hardware market by announcing its first audio product, the Gaming Audio Series HS1 USB gaming headset. The new headset uses 50mm drivers which Corsair claims will deliver more... Read more...
Remember LucidLogix Technologies? They're the ones intent on removing any and all potential roadblocks to configuring a multi-GPU system. You know, those little annoyances like picking the right chipset for your graphics hardware (SLI or CrossFire-X) and only pairing same make/model cards with one another. LucidLogix... Read more...
Uncle Sam doesn't like it when you try to pull one over on him, and that's something Hewlett Packard had to go and find out the hard way. After standing accused of offering kickbacks to systems integrator companies in exchange for recommending HP products to U.S. agencies, the OEM has agreed to fork over $55 million to put the whole incident... Read more...
What if your future GPU or CPU could throttle itself back when it got too hot, rather than overheating and causing errors or a shutdown? It may be possible, but for now, this is a reality in the server realm. Overheating doesn't happen nearly as often these days when it comes to consumer computing, but once you add in... Read more...
AMD may be killing off their ATI namesake on GPUs, but we all know graphics are still mega-important. And so does Fujitsu, evidently. The company's new LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX is one of the most powerful gaming notebooks around, but you'd never know by looking at the case. It's a small, sleek machine that looks like a... Read more...
Printed encyclopedias are pretty much dead, and so even are DVD-based encyclopedias such as Microsoft's Encarta. So too might be the printed version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), according to Oxford University Press (OUP), its publisher. The second edition of the OED was printed in 1989. The third edition hasn't even completed the... Read more...
It's sort of amazing where we have come with mobile Browsing, really. Just think back in the year 2000. When people were ringing in the New Year, no one had a smartphone capable of Browsing the Web in a way that was even close to as comfortable as with a PC. It simply wasn't a reality. Today, smartphones are canned... Read more...
With the possibility that they might have to spend 120 more days underground since being discovered a week ago Sunday, how do you keep 33 Chilean miners sane? Psychological stress will weigh heavy on them, besides all the physical aspects of the entrapment. One answer: PSPs. Indeed, PlayStation Portables have been sent down to the miners,... Read more...
It's no big surprise that Apple is holding a music-oriented press event in San Francisco this week. The surprise may be what's not music related. For the past few years, Apple has religiously held a fall music event to unveil their latest iPod touch. This usually coincides with the end of their back-to-school deal (which bundles a free iPod... Read more...
CyberPower announced the new Fang Series EVO line of high performing gaming desktops. The desktops use CyberPower’s Custom Advanced Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit to optimize and maximize cooling and airflow. The Fang Series EVO run on Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and come with Venom Boost Technology which can overclock these processors... Read more...
Clearwire announced Rover, the company's first pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service. With the new Rover service, the WiMAX carrier says it is targeting, "digitally addicted youth who refuse to settle for long-term contracts, overpriced internet service, or speeds slower than what they've become accustomed to at home." If you're itching... Read more...