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All News for June 2011

A couple of weeks back, we took a look at AMD's Llano mobile platform and we came away impressed. In the mobile space, Llano offers a capable quad-core CPU, with excellent DX11-class integrated graphics, in a very low power-envelope. Those things translate into good performance and solid battery life in a notebook, two highly desirable traits... Read more...
They always say bigger is better, but is it really? When it comes to memory cards, that only works one way. We want capacities to go up, but card sizes to shrink -- not like you want a phone chunky enough to hold a CompactFlash card, right? Samsung just announced the production of its high-performance micro Secure Digital (microSD) cards with... Read more...
Ah, the Flash vs. Apple battle continues. Despite the fact that Adobe's CEO recently stated that the war between the two mega-companies is over, well, we just aren't sure. The iPad 2 still can't play back Flash videos, and Flash isn't exactly dying anytime soon. Today, appMobi is stepping up to bridge the gap... Read more...
LulzSec's last set of "booty" contained malware, and although the now disbanded hacker group placed a warning about the Trojan Horse in their "press release," you had to read the fine print to be warned about it. Way at the bottom their announcement the group posted the following information: Note: In "AT&T internal data.rar", do not open... Read more...
In Silicon Valley, one of the favorite tools of recruiters is the staff list at other tech companies. No wonder when the number of job openings in the tech sector continue to climb, but the number of graduates with the proper skills does not. Poaching talent has become an art form and it's expected to become even more aggressive in the coming... Read more...
With the iPhone 5 rumored to launch this September, analysts and users alike have turned to wondering what adjustments Apple will make to its pricing structure. Mike Abramsky, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets, has stated he expects Apple to break with its established pattern where updates are concerned. To date... Read more...
Last week, Mozilla released Firefox 5--just three months after launching Firefox 4. While the company had previously indicated it was moving to a faster release schedule and a whole-number versioning system, the launch caught many users, particularly corporations, off guard. Mozilla claimed that a rapid release... Read more...
As more and more wireless carriers impose caps on data plans, customers are becoming increasingly aware of how much data they are consuming on their mobile devices. Recognizing that streaming video can quickly gobble up one’s monthly allotment, Netflix is working to help users with a new feature that lets you... Read more...
Does your old and slow notebook have you suffering a serious case of the summertime blues? If so, MSI thinks it has the answer with its new generation CX480 laptop line in your choice of black, white. or "summery blue," each one with a fresh flat brush finish for "an all-new youthfully chic exterior." Sounds eye-catching, but what about the... Read more...
In the Bible it says, "And on the eighth day, God said, 'Let there be Twitter so man can post what he had for lunch.' So God made Twitter and celebrities flocked to the social networking site in a race to gain the most fans." Er, wait a minute, that doesn't sound right. So maybe God had nothing to do with Twitter, that hasn't stopped the microblogging... Read more...
If your kid regularly likes to use your iPad or other tablet, you might be interested in a new offering from LeapFrog called the LeapPad. This tablet is specifically designed for kids and offers more than 100 learning games and apps. The LeapPad also features an on-board camera and video recorder. The look of the LeapPad resembles other adult-oriented... Read more...
While Google was busy introducing their Google+ Project for social networking mavens, Microsoft has been busy putting the final touches on a cloud-based software suite that has been in the works for what feels like an eternity. Office 365 was formally unveiled by Steve Ballmer this week, with a global launch bringing collaboration tools and... Read more...
Here's a thought: what if you could visit your local cinema as often as you like, seeing whatever films you like, for one flat monthly rate? It's fairly amazing that no one has thought of this idea on a huge scale yet, but that's all changing. MoviePass is being called the Netflix for theaters, and that's actually shaping up to be quite accurate.... Read more...
Welp, here goes. Google just opened fire on Facebook, Skype and who knows who else. The company has tried for years to properly get into the social networking field, and it has become somewhat of a running joke at this point. There's Wave, Buzz, and lots of other dead Google dreams, but the Google+ Project may be the... Read more...
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