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All News for July 2011

More possible confirmation on iPhone 4S / 5 (or both) release in the September / October timeframe is coming via vacation blackouts, something that Apple, AT&T and Verizon have done in the past when prior iPhones have released. One example from earlier this year was the Verizon iPhone launch, before which Apple and Verizon were reported... Read more...
Video: MSI R6950 Twin Frozer III Power Edition Review @ OCC Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Review by Ultimate Hardware Sapphire HD 6950 2GB DiRT 3 Video Card Review @ [H} KFA2 GT 520 Passive 1GB Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix.com AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card Review @ Madshrimps Motherboards and Chipsets: ASRock A75 Extreme6 (AMD A75) Motherboard... Read more...
The newest 3D-flavored handheld from Nintendo may have sold like gangbusters on launch day, but purchases since then have fallen sharply. Current estimates indicate that the company has sold just 830,000 3DS'since the system's March debut. That's particularly significant once we include the 400,000 units Nintendo claims it sold at launch.... Read more...
No company wants a product that's returned more rapidly than it can sell them, but that's what Logitech reportedly has on its hands with the Revue. Logitech executives have stated that the Revue's revenue stream is "slightly negative," and the company has slashed prices from $249 to $99, reportedly in a bid to clear... Read more...
When the first consumer CD recordable (CD-R) drives began to hit the market, the standard was hailed as a viable backup method for anyone who wanted a secure data repository without paying for a tape drive, risking sensitive information to the vagaries of fortune (aka, floppies), or paying top dollar for a second HDD. In the years between,... Read more...
When Google announced their intentions to snap up ITA, many suspected that they would tap into their Google Maps universe in order to make searching for hotels a lot easier. Now, Google has introduced Hotel Finder, which is launching now not even as a Beta, but as an Experiment. Just punch in a location, dates, price and / or rating. Users... Read more...
New headphones? From Razer? Now, that's no surprise these days, as the company is quickly becoming the go-to rival for Turtle Beach in the gaming headset department. The latest set, the Electra, aren't as fancy as some of the company's other headset offerings, but they are great for gamers on a budget. The Electra headphones are designed to... Read more...
Samsung and U.S. Cellular recently announced the availability of the Samsung Character. This new phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well as a touchscreen and 1.3 MP camera. The Character runs on Samsung TouchWiz Lite. The phone can be personalized using easyedge to download wallpapers and ringtones and through the Native Music Player... Read more...
Leica cameras look good on their own. Really good, in fact: a horde of camera companies have tried to sneak small design influences from Leica into their own gear, and while the company's kit is obviously about as expensive as it gets, those fortunate to own a Leica body generally adore it. So, it's no surprise to see... Read more...
Zinio has just upgraded their reader software to version 2.0, with this edition of the digital newsstand taking things one step further: the new version offers industry-first article exploration, revised user interaction and in-app shopping capabilities, and is available right now for those iPad users interested in changing up their whole... Read more...
Video: HIS Radeon 6770 IceQ X Turbo @ PureOverclock ZOTAC GTX560 1GB AMP! Edition SLI Review @ Vortez HIS Radeon HD 6770 IceQ X Turbo 1GB Video Card Review @ Tweaktown Motherboards and Chipsets: Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 Motherboard Review @ eTeknix.com ASUS F1A75-M PRO FM1 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews Processors: AMD Llano A8-3850 Review... Read more...
Google is working to improve the search experience for tablet users. Recently, the company rolled out changes that were made with tablet users in mind. First up, the company simplified the layout of search result pages and increased the size of the contents on a page. Most notably, text, buttons and other touch... Read more...
If you're looking to add a little color to your life, Verbatim has the answer. The company recently announced the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portable hard drive with two new color options: Caribbean Blue and Hot Pink. These 500GB hard drives come with Nero BackItUp & Burn Essentials software. The drives also work with the... Read more...
Just as soon as Facebook and Skype announced their major integration deal a few weeks back, Skype for Windows v5.5 Beta hit the download page. Now, the final version is here: Skype 5.5 for Windows is available for download, and based on user feedback since the June beta, there have been a number of updates that the... Read more...
Let the media wars begin! With iTunes firmly in the lead on the music front, the race is wide open when it comes to streaming media. There are Netflix, Hulu, Boxee, Amazon and countless others, all gunning to be your at-home favorite when it comes to streaming entertainment (and of course Redbox, but they certainly haven't divulged any real... Read more...
The Nintendo 3DS was, at least in part, an experiment. The company had never launched a 3D-enabled console or handheld of any kind prior to it, so there was no baseline for how it would do in a market still curious about the true, tangible benefits of 3D. In fact, Nintendo has made reference in the past to avoid a 3D... Read more...
Back in May, HP announced availability of a Wi-Fi enabled mouse, targeted at mobile users. The aptly named HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse uses a systems’ Wi-Fi controller as its interface, eliminating the need to plug in a dedicated USB transceiver dongle. On USB starved notebooks, not having to plug in a dongle means freeing up a valuable port... Read more...
It's no surprise to anyone that Apple is doing well, but it may be surprising to many that the company is doing better financially than its own home country. Latest figures from the US Treasury Department show that the country has an operating cash balance of $73.7 billion, while Apple's most recent postings show a balance of $76.4 billion.... Read more...
In a surprising change of pace, it appears that GameStop will be returning to the PC games market with an announcement that customers can now place pre-orders for digital downloads. Seemingly following EA's lead, the brick-and-mortar retailer has begun shifting the some of its focus off of packaged goods sales and onto digital distribution.... Read more...
iBUYPOWER announced a new Professional Series line of workstations that feature 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors, RAID cards and NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards. These systems are designed to run demanding applications from companies such as Adobe, Autodesk, RTT, Dassault Systemes, and Bunkspeed. Like other iBUYPOWER systems, the new line... Read more...
It seems like we never have enough space.  Sure, a 1TB notebook drive might be more targeted to the mobile workstation market but we're willing to bet there are more than a few pack rats in the mainstream as well. Recently, Western Digital  stepped out and announced their new 1TB 9.5mm Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch notebook drive. ... Read more...
Data centers have a tendency to get hot under the collar, and businesses spend big bucks keeping all that hardware running cool. They'll be happy to know that Dell's new integrated data center solution has not only been validated to operate within the highest current temperature and humidity guidelines issued by... Read more...
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