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A new class action lawsuit claims that AT&T "systematically" overstates data use on iPhones and iPads on its network. The lawsuit, first reported on Monday, is said to be the result of a two-month study which determined that typically AT&T data traffic was overstated by some 7 to 14 percent, with some billing errors in excess of 300... Read more...
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - Titanium is Back @ Techgage Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910@ TestFreaks Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti Golden Sample Video Card @ Tweaktown Motherboards and Chipsets: MSI P67A-GD55 Intel P67 Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org Sapphire Pure Black X58 Review @ OCC Memory and Storage: Corsair Force Series... Read more...
Motorola has made big claims for its upcoming Atrix 4G smartphone, calling it the world's most powerful smartphone. Indeed, the Atrix 4G has impressive specs, but many have expected that power to come at a price. Now that pricing details have leaked for the Atrix 4G, you may be pleasantly surprised or you may be disappointed, depending on... Read more...
In the final quarter of 2010, Google's Android operating system finally overtook Nokia's Symbian platform as the most popular smartphone platform. Previously, Nokia had reigned supreme since the birth of the industry 10 years ago. Phone makers sold 32.9 million Android-powered smartphones last quarter according to research firm Canalys. This... Read more...
Intel announced this morning that it's been forced to stop shipping existing Sandy Bridge motherboards. The company recently discovered a design issue in its P67 (Cougar Point) chipset that, over time, could cause SATA performance to degrade and possibly fail altogether. The problem only affects older 3G SATA... Read more...
Sprint continuously brags about its flagship 4G Android phone the HTC Evo. It is a great piece of hardware, but it is also a relatively large device with a premium price tag. Enter the HTC Evo Shift, currently Sprint's least expensive Android 4G phone. The Shift runs Android 2.2, includes a slide-out keyboard and is noticeably smaller than... Read more...
Let's be real here, trying to take on Netflix in the streaming media space is like, well, trying to take on Netflix in the streaming space. It's hard to imagine an upstart coming in and dethroning Netflix's growing business, but what about Amazon? No one in their right mind would describe Amazon as a Johnny Come Lately, and with the recent... Read more...
It looks as though T-Mobile is tapping into Samsung to build its new Sidekick 4G smartphone, which is keeping the newest Sidekick true to form in style. If leaked photos are to be believed, you can expect the Sidekick 4G to sport Google's Android OS and and probably a front-facing camera, the latest fad in smartphone design. TmoNews got its... Read more...
It's hard to believe that next month will be the month that Verizon finally gets the iPhone that consumers have been pushing for them to get. The rumors are done. The reality will set in. And starting in just a few days, those who are already Verizon customers will be able to pre-order the most highly hyped phone in the U.S. Feb. 3rd marks... Read more...
For as hot as tablets are in the hardware space, augmented reality is really coming into stride in the software space. We can't think of another segment in particular that is gaining momentum the way that AR is, and Layar is obviously reaping the benefits. This app was one of the first to launch in support of next-gen AR on the mobile, allowing... Read more...
It's just a notebook, right? Well, not quite. Too many notebooks are too hard to distinguish these days, but Toshiba is doing a great job of making their newest notebook stand out. The Dynabook Qosmio T750 is a very unique machine. The internal specifications, while new, aren't totally spectacular, but the finish on... Read more...
The Social Network was an amazing film about an amazing technological innovation that has definitely changed the way we communicate with friends and family. Facebook was recently valued at around $50 billion, and it's easy to see why. Millions of people visit the site every single day to post status updates, and it has become the homepage... Read more...
Sanho's HyperDrive lineup is expanding by one. The company has been producing special hard drives that are generally used as photo backup devices for some time now, with their latest fully compatible with the Apple iPad. If fact, it's called the second generation of the HyperDrive Hard Drive for iPad, which is said to be the only HDD that... Read more...
Video: Axle GeForce GT 430: Reaching for the Sky @ XBitLabs AXLE GT 430 Classic Review @ OCC Palit GeForce GTS 450 Review by Ultimate Hardware Motherboards and Chipsets:  Zotac's H67-ITX motherboard @ The Tech Report Processors: AMD Spring 2011 Phenom II Lineup, plus Noctua NH-D14 Review @ Rage3D.com Intel Sandy Bridge Review @ Digital... Read more...
Following a weekend where much of Egypt had no Internet service at all, we're now seeing data that proves just how important the world wide web is to the society we now live in. Just decades ago, there was no worldwide inter-connectivity. But the world has become a far smaller place with the advent of the Internet... Read more...
There's no question about it, people have been wondering what Microsoft's response to the iPad would be. Early on, the company seemed pretty content with just putting Windows 7 onto tablet form factors and rolling with it. But is that really enough? Windows 7 is a desktop OS, and it was never made specifically with tablets in mind. To date,... Read more...
Barnes & Noble has released a small, bug significant firmware upgrade for the NOOKcolor. The new firmware fixes some bugs and adds a few new features including the ability to pinch-and-zoom from the Web browser. On its Website, Barnes & Noble provided a brief description for the update: Barnes & Noble is providing a minor update... Read more...
Just as cellphones are exploding, so is the consumption of digital media. Netflix is well on their way to taking over the content world, and following a very nice quarterly report, the company also revealed one other little nugget of interesting information. The company wrote the following: "Apple TV has done very well for us, and in just... Read more...
If you just so happen to have a television that is marked "3D-ready," but still need a little help in making the whole thing come together, Mitsubishi has a new kit that just might be exactly what you need. The new 3D Starter Pack enables owners of both Mitsubishi and Samsung 3D-ready DLP TVs to actually enjoy 3D... Read more...
The world is mighty big, but it's getting smaller every day with the boom of mobile communications. Cellphone use is skyrocketing, and there are now loads of facts, figures and research to prove that. IDC, a respected company in the research and analyst industry, has found that the worldwide mobile phone market grew 17.9% in the fourth quarter... Read more...
The way people communicate has changed drastically, and Skype has played a major role in that. The VoIP calling company has made it easier than ever to dial up anyone, regardless of where they are, and with over 20 million people logged in each day, it's easy to see why this revolution is only growing. While mobile clients have obviously been... Read more...
Although it's known that the Motorola Xoom will launch very soon with Honeycomb, Android 3.0, there's been no detailed unveiled of the new tablet-specific Android version. That will all change on Feb. 2, a date that has been called by some as a sort of "War Manuever" by Google. The reason for that nickname is that Feb. 2 is also the date that... Read more...
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