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Jawbone unveiled the Jawbone ERA headset, a Bluetooth headset that features a built-in accelerometer, HD Audio, and a connected app platform. In addition to a 25% larger wideband speaker for HD Audio, the Jawbone ERA comes with the latest version of military-grade NoiseAssassin 3.0 technology for noise cancellation. Thanks to the Jawbone ERA's... Read more...
Earlier today, we learned Verizon Wireless will offer the same $30 unlimited 3G data plan for the iPhone 4 as it currently offers for other smartphones available from the carrier. Now, additional details have surfaced surrounding the retailers who will offer the iPhone 4. More specifically, Walmart has confirmed it will offer the device in... Read more...
When MSI unveiled the new GT680R gaming laptop at CES this year, the company touted it as one of the "fastest, most powerful gaming notebooks in the world." As one of the first laptops to take advantage of Intel's Sandy Bridge processor, this laptop definitely packs plenty of power. Under the hood, you'll find NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics... Read more...
Microsoft's Office for Mac portal has been a little wonky for us today, which might be the result of increased traffic and downloads. Why, you ask? The Redmond outfit is now offering a free trial of its Office for Mac 2011 software. The trial lets Mac users test out full versions of the software, albeit for 30 days (Windows users can play... Read more...
It was expected, and now it is official: Verizon will offer the same $30 unlimited 3G data plan it currently offers on other smartphones for the upcoming iPhone 4. At the same time, mobile hotspot costs were detailed as well. Here is what Verizon CEO Lowell MacAdam said to the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday: “I’m not going to shoot... Read more...
In this episode of Two and A Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco talk about rooting tablets with custom Android ROMs for a better experience, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 560 Ti and AMD's new Radeon HD 6950 1GB graphics cards, along with a view of a new light Linux desktop called Jolicloud, wrapping up with good ol'... Read more...
Ready. Set. GO! If you've been patiently waiting to port your existing phone number over to Google Voice and flip the bird at your cellular company, start flexing your middle finger because your time has come. Following a limited preview of the service (Google initially only tagged a certain number of accounts that were allowed to port their... Read more...
2011 may be heralded as the Year of the Tablet, but we're thinking it will really shake out to be the year that mobility finally hit it big. Smartphones as a whole are becoming insanely popular, and more people are gravitating towards Android and iOS to handle the on-the-go computing needs. Larger-screen devices like... Read more...
Fractal Design is a relatively new name in the expansive PC case business, and while it's definitely tough to cut through in this saturated market, this particular company seems to be doing a great job of doing just that. Their designs are refreshing, unique and intelligent, and much like the Define case that was introduced at the start of... Read more...
Way back at Computex last year, Microsoft let the world know that they were serious when it came to tablets. Apple had the iPad, and there were already a bunch of Android tablets heading to market. The question was simple: "Does Microsoft plan to compete in this space?" The answer was "yes" but no one really knew how... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560 Ti is the GPU of the week, with a tempting price point and great frame rate results to go with it. Companies are already lining up to offer new graphics cards based on that new core, and Zotac is right there on the bandwagon. The company has today let loose their newest GPU, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Based on our... Read more...
Is the surround sound system dead? Not quite, but it's not nearly as necessary as it was just five years ago. At that point, running miles of speaker cable around your den was a dreadful requirement to get legitimate surround sound, but audio technologies have evolved quite substantially in the span of just a few... Read more...
If you are one of the people that happens to be running a bleeding-edge 'alpha 1' version of Ubuntu Linux on your main desktop machine (and who isn't?), you may have noticed a particular change in recent days: OpenOffice has been replaced by LibreOffice for the upcoming (next April) Ubuntu 11.04 release. What is OpenOffice, what is LibreOffice,... Read more...
NVIDIA's affordable gaming GPU solution is all the rage this week, with the new GeForce GTX 560 Ti offering loads of performance with a reasonable price tag. As fate would have it, a load of GPU makers are jumping at the chance to unveil new graphics cards based on this new core. Gigabyte is one of those companies, today revealing the new... Read more...
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