Latest News - July 2011
- AT&T Vacation Blackouts Foreshadow Sept. iPhone Launch
- Hardware Roundup
- Nintendo Slashes 3DS Price In Bid To Boost Weak Demand
- Logitech's Google TV-Equipped Revue Generates Negative Revenue
- GE Talks Up Hologram Storage, Claims 500GB Breakthrough
- Google's Hotel Finder Combines Maps With Lodging Searches
- Razer Reveals $60 Electra Gaming Headset
- U.S. Cellular Announces Samsung Character
- ColorWare Gets Hold Of Leica's D-Lux 5, Colors It However You Want
- Zinio v2.0 Adds In-App Purchasing, Revised Speed/Design
- Hardware Roundup
- Google Aims To Improve Search Experience For Tablet Users With Changes
- Verbatim Adds Color To SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives
- Facebook-Integrated Skype v5.5 Exits Beta, Available To Download For Windows
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...
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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...
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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...