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Latest News - March 2011
- Black Tidings: Playbook May Ship Without Key Features
- 3Dconnexion's 3DxWare 10 Software Brings 3D Mousing To All Apps
- Microsoft Files Complaint Against Google In the EU
- A Handful of Salt: Analyzing Early Bulldozer Benchmarks
- MSI Reveals New Large-Screen G, F, C Series Laptops
- Samsung Galaxy S 4G Android Smartphone Review
- Kansas City, KS Wins Google Broadband Competition
- EBay Shares iPad 2 Sales Data
- Samsung Accused of 'Standard' Keylogger Installs on PCs
- mSpot Ups Music Storage Ante to 5GB
- QNAP Adds New 1.8GHz CPU, SATA 6Gb/s Drive Support To TS-x59 Pro II
- Roku Goes Retail With Entry Into Best Buy Universe
- Skype Opens Up In The Classroom, May Change Learning For The Better
- New Nvidia Drivers Pack Performance Boosts, Automatic Updates
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All News for March 2011
BlackBerry's PlayBook has raised eyebrows and gotten attention from all corners since the company unveiled it early last fall. We've had a bit of hands-on with the unit and covered BlackBerry's attempts to improve the tablet's attractiveness by running Android aps (albeit imperfectly) on its QNX operating system. If a leaked PDF is accurate,... Read more...
3D is clearly booming, and it's not just in the cinema. It's spreading to television and elsewhere, and while 3D on the screen isn't the same as spacial 3D, we doubt it's a coincidence that 3D mice are also coming into play. 3Dconnexion, which has created a certain amount of 3D peripherals in the years, has just... Read more...
Historically, when the EU and Microsoft have dealt with each other, the latter has been under investigation by the former amid allegations of anti-competitive practices, bad faith negotiation, and interference with an investigation. It's therefore strange to read that Microsoft, of all companies, has filed a complaint against Google with the... Read more...
Enthusiasts and professionals alike have long been curious about Bulldozer's performance. It's been hard to predict how the CPU will perform compared to Intel's Nehalem and Sandy Bridge; Bulldozer's unique shared execution units are a considerable departure from anything else on the market. Leaked benchmarks courtesy of openbenchmarking.org... Read more...
MSI unveiled ten new high performance laptops including the 15.6-inch CX640 & CR640, GE620 & GR620, GT680 & GX680, and FX620DX & FR620 as well as the 17.3-inch FX720 & FR720. All of the new laptops feature Intel second generation Core i processors and clear wrap around sound thanks to THX TruStudio Pro, SRS, and Dynaudio... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones and wireless data services, 4G is definitely one of the hottest features today. And while various wireless service providers are touting their 4G networks and upcoming plans for 4G, there are still a relatively small number of smartphones that actually support 4G technology and can take full advantage of the speed... Read more...
In February of 2010, Google announced it was going to be running an experiment with its own fiber optic broadband network with speeds of 1Gbps, and that it was taking applications from localities with at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. More than 1,000 towns applied, and Google eventually delayed the decision to 2011. It's... Read more...
Apple's second generation iPad tablet has been on the market for nearly 3 weeks now, and while the Cupertino outfit isn't quite ready to cough up sales data, online auction site eBay does have some numbers to share. As you know, the iPad 2 sold out of most stores during its opening weekend launch, making the tablet hard to come by. But one... Read more...
Samsung is taking it on the chin after revelations that a keylogger was found by a Network World writer, on not one but two Samsung computers. Because of the placement of the files in the same location, the writer, security consultant Mohammed Hassan, says in fact that this may be something intentional that Samsung is doing. According to Hassan,... Read more...
Companies are still trying to sort out this whole living in the cloud thing and how it fits in with their business plans, but in the meantime, there's an immediate benefit to home users: Streaming music. We're not talking about online radio stations or services like Pandora, but YOUR music, stored in the cloud, and accessible from wherever... Read more...
QNAP is no question one of the larger names in the network-attached storage arena, but it's been some time since we heard from them. That's changing this week with their latest announcement, as they've added new Atom CPUs, USB 3.0 and support for SATA 6Gb/s drivers. The new TS-x59 Pro II series -- the 4-drive TS-459... Read more...
When it comes to making it "big," hardly anything says "big" quite like making it onto Best Buy shelves. That's easily the most recognizable name when it comes to selling electronics, and now, Roku is making that leap. The company has already made a large splash in the online scene, with their players being some of the most highly-regarded... Read more...
Skype has taken a lot of heat recently for an underwhelming showing with Skype 5 for Mac, but the company is still doing a lot of things right. In an effort to move forward and spread their wings a bit, Skype has today announced an initiative to connect teachers and classrooms around the world, and it could definitely... Read more...
Nvidia released its new 270 driver series today, with a full set of new tools and performance improvements. Users can now configure the Nvidia control panel to automatically check for and apply driver updates or can simply choose to be notified when new updates are available. Update frequency and beta update... Read more...