Latest News - November 2012
- Google Execs Say Google+ Is For Real People, Facebook Just Mongering For Dollars
- Holy 1960s Batman! Original TV Batmobile Races to Auction Block
- Samsung’s Socially Connected Android Camera Takes Flight
- OCZ Recovers From NAND Shortage, No Plan For Acquisition, “Cranking Up The Speed”
- Microsoft Nails it with Tongue-in-Cheek Internet Explorer Video
- Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Review
- Microsoft Finally Pegs Windows Phone 7.8 For Early 2013
- Windows 8 Launch Did Little to Boost PC Sales
- South Korea Admits ‘Digital Addiction’ Afflicts 2.5 Million Kids
- Barnes & Noble Posts $1.9 Billion in Revenue on Strength of Nook Sales
- Gigabyte Takes Aim at Budget HTPC Crowd with HD Motherboard Series
- Microsoft Selling "Four Times" As Many WP8 Phones As WP7 Phones, But What Does It Mean?
- LG's Smart TV Platform Enables Direct FiOS TV Streaming
- Dutch Court Favors Apple in Patent Case, Samsung Must Pay Damages
All News for November 2012
Show of hands: Who’s sick of the Sponsored Stories and other encroaching ads on Facebook? Everybody? Although Facebook is free because Zuck & Co. have a massive advertising machine going, it can get a little obnoxious, and the Facebook advertising train is not slowing down. Soon, Facebook will leverage user... Read more...
We've already given you some pretty groovy gift ideas for the holiday season, but perhaps the coolest item that will be up for grabs is the original 1966 TV Batmobile owned by George Barris. It's actually a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car that was heavily modified for the live action TV series starring Adam West... Read more...
Earlier this month, AT&T began offering the Samsung Galaxy Camera, a 4G connected camera that runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Camera lets you connect to either a cellular network or a Wi-Fi network to share your photos and videos. While Samsung isn't the first manufacturer to offer a connected camera, the Galaxy Camera is in... Read more...
OCZ has seen quite a bit of action inside of its walls this past year, and clearly, not all of it has been ideal. In fact, it wouldn't be a stretch to equate the goings-on inside the company to like being on a roller-coaster - the company has definitely had its share of ups and downs. In September, problems within the... Read more...
Do you know this guy? Does he live in your mirror, perhaps? Years ago, Internet Explorer became the Nickelback of web browsers, the one everyone loved to hate (and for good reason). There was a time when stellar alternatives to IE sprung up in the form of Firefox and Google’s Chome browser, and anyone still... Read more...
In a sense, it feels like Windows Phone 8 is Microsoft's first real foray into the smartphone space post Windows Mobile. Of course, Microsoft made a concerted effort with Windows Phone 7, but there's something very different about version 8. WP8 borrows from the underpinnings of Windows Phone 7, but there are so many differences in the operating... Read more...
The consolation prize for Windows Phone 7 (and 7.5) users who found out that they weren’t going to get the Windows Phone 8 upgrade when it became available was a tweener upgrade called Windows Phone 7.8. Microsoft announced months ago that version 7.8 was forthcoming, and although it’s still not available in most locations--Microsoft... Read more...
The slumping PC market was badly in need of a shot of adrenaline, and unfortunately, Microsoft's Windows 8 may not have provided that boost. According to data compiled by The NPD Group, Windows device sales have actually fallen 21 percent year-over-year since Windows 8 launched on October 26. Notebook sales have struggled the most, dropping... Read more...
Kids in South Korea really love their digital gadgets. That's probably true of children around the world, but in South Korea, handheld devices are creating a "digital addiction" for millions of young ones, even kids as young as 3 years old. Instant messaging on the go, high resolution gaming in the palm of your hand... Read more...
Barnes & Noble posted a $2 million profit for its fiscal second quarter, and it's largely thanks to booming Nook sales, which contributed to consolidated revenues of $1.9 billion. Nook digital content sales jumped 38 percent for the quarter compared to last year, while the entire Nook segment -- readers, digital... Read more...
One thing you might run into when shopping value oriented parts is that the manufacturers often cut corners to keep the price tag down. It comes with the territory. Along those lines, the idea behind Gigabyte's new HD motherboard series is to offer budget DIY home theater PC (HTPC) builders a line of inexpensive mobos... Read more...
There's good news and bad. First, the good. According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, his company is selling "four times" as many Windows Phone handsets as this time last year, and he's attributing that in large part to Windows Phone 8 being available across three of America's four largest carriers. But here's the bad... Read more...
Live in a FiOS town? Before we proceed further, consider yourself highly enviable. Now, you might also find yourself soon yearning for an LG Smart TV. Why? Because FiOS TV customers will soon be able to stream content directly into those sets. LG's Smart TV platform has just become the first in the industry to allow FiOS TV customers to enjoy... Read more...
The latest news in the legal deathmatch between Apple and Samsung is that the former scored a win against the latter in a Dutch court. A judge there ruled that some of Samsung’s Galaxy devices violated an Apple patent, and the company would therefore need to pay Apple damages. The final bill is not yet known... Read more...