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All News for June 2011

Information Week on late Friday afternoon posted about a deal between Microsoft and Nvidia that would give the Redmond software maker first dibs on acquiring Nvidia if a third party offers to buy the graphics chip maker for 30 percent or more of its outstanding shares. The deal, which Information Week quoted in a recent SEC filing dated May... Read more...
Is the next Batman movie being shot? We're hearing that it is, but a release definitely isn't imminent. Either way, Power-A has just announced a new Xbox 360 and PS3 controller design that they're calling "Batarang." The controller is reportedly being issued to play nice with Batman: Arkham City this fall, and with E3 happening this week,... Read more...
Nothing like a notebook update to get your gears turning when considering an upgrade. Maingear has just announced a fairly major update to their notebook line, and of course, it has to do with NVIDIA's newest GPU selection. The Alt-15, eX-L 15, eX-L 17 and Titan 17 notebooks can now be ordered with GeForce GTX 560M... Read more...
When a new, innovative product pops out, it's almost always followed by an equally innovate product by a totally different company. For whatever reason, companies tend to start thinking about things and developing things simultaneously. Out popped the iPad, and then, out popped a zillion competing tablets. Out popped the GoFlex Satellite from... Read more...
We understand why LulzSec chose to target PBS, Sony, and the FBI. But why they chose to attack Nintendo escapes us. Perhaps the hacker group, which has become very high profile of late (and always emphasizes they are not affiliated with Anonymous, another highly publicized group) simply wanted to stay in the news. Nintendo acknowledged the... Read more...
RadioShack has lost ground to Best Buy, and even Wal-mart and Target, and based on their technical expertise as demonstrated by this ad, it's no wonder why. The ad, which came via an email, says buyers should "Make It an Android." However, the fact is that the Nokia Astound is a Symbian 3 device. At least the HTC Evo 4G and HTC Evo Shift 4G... Read more...
Paranoia. It's what makes the world go 'round. So maybe that's not precisely true in all cases, but does it not apply here? With the rampant hacking that's been going on (we're looking at you, Sony!), people near and far are suddenly concerned with Internet security. It's always been a concern in reality, but these... Read more...
Asetek and cooling, two names that seem to always go together. Now, you can add a third: PNY. That company has teamed up with Asetek in order to "revolutionize" graphics card liquid cooling, with the goal to deliver liquid-cooled, high-end graphics cards that far outperform equivalent air cooled models graphically, thermally and acoustically.... Read more...
More SSDs? Yes, please! Competition can't come soon enough in the solid state drive market. Years after the first one was introduced, the majority of these are both too small and too expensive for most consumers to actually consider. But Kingston's pushing the performance barrier back, hopefully to allow lower-end units to proliferate the... Read more...
It's unlikely that MeeGo has an incredibly bright future. Nokia's own CEO doesn't seem to hip on keeping it around as a long-term solution, and with Windows Phone 7 taking their full attention now, it's not surprising that MeeGo would be taking a back seat. But that's not stopping some companies from serving up MeeGo products that may have... Read more...
It looks like Apple may be moving toward the possibility of automatic OTA updates of apps in iOS 5. Currently such updates have to be manually initiated, either via the App Store iOS app or by syncing with iTunes. A MacRumors reader tipped the site to the fact that when asking iTunes to check an end users' app library for updates, the following... Read more...
Eurocom is adding the new MXM 3.0b NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU to its line of available GPUs.   The GTX 560M card will be available in single and dual (SLI) configurations.  Thanks to the modular MXM graphics cards, users will be able to upgrade to newer video cards when they become available without... Read more...
Rumors are flying left and right about what tomorrow's WWDC keynote will reveal, but one thing is for sure: iCloud will be a major announcement. Google Music may have beaten Apple to the punch, but according to the latest reports over at The Los Angeles Times, Apple will have one thing that Google doesn't. That would... Read more...
Video: [Tech ARP] Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 22.8 Zotac GTX 560 TI Amp! Edition Review - XSReviews Motherboards and Chipsets: Asus Crossfire IV Review @ HCW Memory and Storage: Sharkoon Flexi-Drive Extreme Duo 16GB USB 3.0 Thumb Drive Review @ Tweaktown ioSafe Rugged Portable Review @ DragonSteelMods Patriot Javelin S4 NAS... Read more...
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