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All News for October 2011

AMD's Bulldozer has grabbed CPU headlines since its debut several weeks ago but it's far from the only company eyeing the evolving chip market. Nvidia has been fairly closemouthed about its ongoing effort to develop a mainstream ARM-based CPU (dubbed Project Denver), but the company is still hard at work on its own processors. The first Denver... Read more...
The latest Z68 motherboard from MSI, the Z68MA-G43 (G3), is now available. The little mATX board has a lot of the specs you’d expect from a Z68 board--support for up to 32GB of DDR3-2133 (OC) RAM, USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps on board, and support for Intel Sandy Bridge chips. It also features the PCI-E Gen 3 standard, with two PCI-E Gen 3... Read more...
ASUS has revealed details about its upcoming lineup of Intel X79-based motherboards, and they’re looking mighty fine. Essentially every member of the ASUS motherboard family is getting an X79 version, from entry to mainstream boards to workstations to high-end enthusiast boards. These include the P9X79 Series, WS Series, TUF Series,... Read more...
Research In Motion is writing the book on how not to compete with Apple's iPad. It's a three-step process that any tablet maker can follow, and it goes like this. Step 1: Launch an inferior tablet with missing features, but make sure they're big ones, like native email, contacts, and calendar support. Step 2: Promise... Read more...
International Business Machines (IBM) this week elected Virginia M. Rometty president and chief executive officer of the company, as well as a member of the board of directors. She'll assume these roles effective January 1, 2012, at which time she'll go down in IBM's 100-year history as the company's first female CEO. "Ginni Rometty has successfully... Read more...
The Droid Bionic by Motorola made one of its first public appearances at CES in January. Months have passed, and though there were rumors of a summer release, the phone didn't become available through Verizon Wireless until fall. The Droid Bionic is the first smartphone from Verizon Wireless to offer 4G LTE connectivity paired with a dual-core... Read more...
Samsung's new line of advanced internal solid state drives (SSDs), the SSD 830 series, is now available. The Samsung SSD 830 Series utilize a high-performance Serial ATA Revision 3.0 interface which doubles the data bandwidth of its predecessor, the SSD 470 series. With this new interface, the drives can offer random read speeds up to 80,000... Read more...
Samsung and T-Mobile announced the Samsung Exhibit II 4G. The Exhibit II 4G will be the first 4G smartphone that won't require an annual contract. Key features include a 3.7-inch WVGA TFT touchscreen, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, and a... Read more...
Apple sells millions of iOS-based products every quarter, and they managed to sell four million iPhone 4S smartphones on the opening weekend. But guess what? Samsung sells a lot of phones, too, and they're interested in telling you just that. The company has just celebrated the sale of their 30 millionth Galaxy S / S II device, and it seems... Read more...
Wires, wires, everywhere. Talk about a nightmare. AT&T thinks so, and that's part of the reason why they're launching the industry's first integrated wireless receiver, which aims to give U-verse TV customers more freedom to watch TV shows anywhere, in any room throughout the home. The new U-verse TV Wireless Receiver is the first fully-integrated... Read more...
A post-it sized router? Now that's something that'll pique our interest. ZyXEL has just released their MWT102 portable router/access point. The tiny, USB-powered device enables business travelers and other users to connect multiple Wi-Fi devices to the Internet from a single connection. It's said to be ideal for business travelers, who typically... Read more...
According to the “Android Market Insights September 2011” report from research2guidance, the Android Market reached 500,000 applications for the first time. Tempering that number and any associated excitement, however, is the fact that 37% of all the apps submitted to the Market have been deactivated over time, leaving 370,000... Read more...
Today, Hitachi rolled out its latest cloud strategy, which will consist of three tiers: an infrastructure cloud, content cloud, and information cloud. On the infrastructure side, Hitachi is planning to unify its server, storage, and networking silos in order to provide a dynamic, scalable foundation for essentially all levels of the cloud,... Read more...
Worried about today's youth? You damn well should be. According to a new study by Harris Interactive, Macs are cooler than PCs among teens 13-24 years old. Whether you're talking about computers, tablets, or mobile phones, kids are all about Apple, the brand that ranked highest among American teens in their respective... Read more...
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