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All News for August 2011

A chord of three strands is not easily broken, or at least Sony, Hitachi, and Toshiba hope so. The three companies are merging their respective small- and medium-sized LCD display businesses (i.e., smartphone and tablet screens) and joining together with Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ). The new company will be called Japan Display.... Read more...
The enticing SSD/HDD hybrid from OCZ that we mentioned earlier this summer, the RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express, is ready to launch. One can be yours for $499.99 (MSRP). The RevoDrive Hybrid is built to offer SSD performance and HDD storage capacity; specifically, 100GB SSD and 1TB HDD, in a PCIe form factor. The magic is in the Dataplex software,... Read more...
It turns out all you need to do to dethrone Apple's iPad is launch a $500 tablet with modern hardware, discontinue the device, and mark it down to $99 (or $149 for the 32GB version). Hewlett Packard did exactly that and now owns the hottest selling tablet on the market, only the OEM failed to anticipate such rapid... Read more...
Back in the day, even a 19-inch CRT weighed around 40 pounds and dominated your computer desk with all that junk in the trunk. But like everything else in the realm of technology, computer displays evolved. First came LCDs, and then LCD displays sporting an LED backlight like the Dell S2330 Ultra Slim monitor. That's one of the reasons why... Read more...
Motorola announced a new smartphone that is designed with business users in mind. This smartphone features a touch screen as well as a physical QWERTY keyboard. The Motorola PRO+  is powered by a 1GHz processor and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). In addition to various apps and security features that are designed with... Read more...
Well, this isn't looking good for those already planning to attend the marriage of T-Mobile USA and AT&T. While it was starting to look as if the proposed merger would end with the two holding hands and riding off into the sunset, things have taken a dramatic turn today. The U.S. Department of Justice filed court papers in Washington to... Read more...
Samsung Electronics announced a new cutting edge laptop line known as the Series 7. The new Series 7 laptops are designed to give mobile users a powerful computing experience in a highly portable design. The laptops feature Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors, 6 or 8 GB of RAM, a sleek brushed-aluminum body that's less than one inch... Read more...
Apple's iTunes Match service, recently opened to developers, either streams or doesn't stream, depending upon how you interpret things. Confused? It's all a matter of semantics. An Apple spokesperson, speaking to AllThingsD, denied the service provides actual streaming of music. "An Apple spokesperson confirms that any music you want to access... Read more...
When people think of the Wacom brand, they generally think of sketch-pads of the digital variety. Larger, square drawing pads used by digital artists. But the company is taking a more mainstream approach with their latest product, Inkling. It's a new digital sketch pen that captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its... Read more...
It looks as if the MHL invasion has started. The new Mobile High Definition Link was first spotted on the Samsung Galaxy S, where the micro-USB port doubles as a 1080p output. And now, HDTV companies are starting to place this port on their own sets, enabling handset users to deliver content to screens directly from... Read more...
Well, the time has come! Samsung's Galaxy S II, a phone that we recently reviewed and found to be amongst the top of the Android class, is finally coming to U.S. shores on a trio of carriers. As rumors had suggested, Verizon Wireless is the lone operator of the Big Four that has rejected it, leaving AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Sprint to carry... Read more...
Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 Ultimate 1GB Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix.com [Tech ARP] Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.7 ineASUS GeForce GTX 560 DirectCU II TOP Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews Motherboards and Chipsets: Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 & AMD A8-3800 @ LanOC Reviews MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) PCI-Express 3.0 @ techPowerUp ASUS... Read more...
GlobalFoundries and Samsung announced today that they intend to synchronize their 28nm high-performance/low-leakage production facilities. This new agreement follows a 2010 collaboration between GloFo, Samsung, IBM, and STMicroelectronics in which all four firms agreed to cooperate in building out their low-power 28nm process nodes. One of... Read more...
Razer believes that not only is PC gaming not dead, it can continue to get better, in this case through the use of the silent versions of the Razer BlackWidow Stealth or Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth mechanical gaming keyboards. These new peripherals offer mostly the same specs and features as the originals, but... Read more...
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