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All News for June 2011

It's become commonplace for celebrities and companies to make announcements via Twitter. Thus, should we really be surprised that Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement via Twitter (and also, via a new service called Tout)? Although Twitter hosted the Tweet, it was Tout that hosted the video (below). The Tweet drove 500K users to six-week... Read more...
Is WWDC 2011 really going to be about software? Maybe! Apple's yearly developers meeting has become the launchpad for great new hardware in years past. In fact, the iPhone refresh has come at WWDC the past couple of years. But it looks like this year's event may actually be about software, not hardware. According to a new release (shown in... Read more...
In America, there's HughesNet. It's usually a last-resort for people seeking high-speed internet, mostly for two reasons. For one, it's crazy expensive. Two, it's really slow, at least on the uplink. But satellite-based internet is still useful in rural places where no other broadband is available, and evidently those same demands are also... Read more...
GPS systems aren't nearly as popular as they once were, and we've got GPS-enabled smartphones to thank for that. But for the folks who venture into the great outdoors, there's still a very real need for dedicated outdoor navigation systems where cellphone signals simply don't exist. Garmin's a big player in both markets, and this week they're... Read more...
Video: HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo X Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix.com Dell UltraSharp U2410 24” IPS Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks ASUS Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU II 1GB Video Card Overclocked Review @ Tweaktown MSI R6850 Cyclone IGDS Power Edition Review @ Neoseeker GPU Video Card Comparison Guide @MissingRemote PowerColor HD... Read more...
The world is still trying to figure out what it thinks about Skyping on their TV, but if you're willing to give it a try, Creative has a new device to do just that. The company has just announced the Live! Cam inPerson HD, an HD video/voice webcam that's specifically designed to handle Skype HD video calling. It's a rather large device, meant... Read more...
Nokia may not be giving Symbian their full faith and support, but there were obviously a lot of Symbian phones in the pipeline prior to the mega announcement earlier in the year to switch over to Windows Phone 7. Two of those phones are now shipping. Nokia's E6 and X7, described as the first Symbian Anna phones, are now shipping. The X7 will... Read more...
Microsoft used the D9 conference today to disclose a number of interesting details regarding its next version of Windows, aptly codenamed Windows 8. As we showed you at CES earlier this year, when Microsoft demoed IE 10 and PowerPoint running on an ARM SoC-based platform, part of Microsoft’s plan with their... Read more...
T-Mobile introduced the new HTC Sensation 4G smartphone. This phone runs on Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, and will feature the HTC Sense experience. Key specifications include a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.3-inch qHD display, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, a front-facing camera, DLNA compatibility, and a pre-installed... Read more...
Sprint’s highly anticipated new smartphone, the HTC EVO 3D, will be available this summer. This smartphone features a 4.3-inch qHD 3D display and delivers a glasses-free 3D viewing experience. The EVO 3D runs on Android 2.3 and features a 1.2 GHZ dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The phone also features dual, rear-facing 5-megapixel... Read more...
From June 13 - 16, 2011, the first AMD Fusion Developer Summit, or AFDS, is being held at the Maydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. According to AMD, attendees of the inaugural AMD Fusion Developer Summit “will have direct access to pioneers in heterogeneous computing, software developers, and top minds at AMD for learning opportunities... Read more...
AT&T hopes to attract new smartphone users with the new Pantech Crossover smartphone. This smartphone will be available on June 5 for $69.99 with a contract and compatible plan. The Crossover features a 3.1-inch touch screen, 600MHz processor, 3 megapixel camera, and a 2GB microSD card. The phone will run on Android 2.2. The Crossover... Read more...
We expected AMD to talk about its upcoming Llano platform at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, and the chip maker didn't disappoint. AMD also talked about its Bulldozer platform that has enthusiasts chomping at the bit, saying the first Bulldozer products will ship in the third quarter of this year. But then... Read more...
AT&T continues to flesh out their 4G capable smartphone offerings with a device that some might consider a "superphone," as the term has been coined recently. Take a goosed-up, Samsung Hummingbird processor at 1.2GHz, drop in Samsung's gorgeous and gargantuan 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, power it with Android 2.2 (Froyo) along with... Read more...
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