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All News for April 2012

The ultramobile landscape just gets more and more interesting by the week. Samsung's next-generation Galaxy smartphone is widely expected to launch next week, but what's a new smartphone without a new CPU? Not much, as it turns out. The famed Galaxy S II will likely see an upgrade, with the Galaxy S III taking the... Read more...
HP is expanding its consumer desktop portfolio with the addition of six models that are powered by Intel's 3rd generation Quad-Core processors. These processors promise consumers twice the HD media and 3D graphics performance over the previous generation of processors. They also offer a significant boost in performance. Three of the new models... Read more...
NZXT announced the Cryo E40 notebook cooler for laptops up to 15 inches. Unlike other notebook coolers, the Cryo E40 features two 80mm moveable fans that let you target your notebook's hot spots. The fans use low-powered magnetic clasps to give you flexibility in positioning them exactly where you want them for maximum cooling effectiveness.... Read more...
Apple doesn't have a license to print money, but it might as well have. Everything the Cupertino company touches turns to cold, hard cash, and if you don't believe it, then explain how Apple managed to nearly double profits from last year. The numbers are borderline obscene, as in posting $39.2 billion in quarterly revenue and $11.6 billion... Read more...
Sprint invites you to "fall in love all over again." With whom, you might wonder? A smartphone, of course, and not just any smartphone, but the upcoming EVO 4G LTE from HTC. In anticipation of what looks to be a hot device, Sprint has put up a pre-order page, but don't pull a muscle in your click finger sprinting over there. It's essentially... Read more...
Remember when LeBron James talked about winning not one championship, not two, three, four, five, six, or even seven? Apparently the number he was looking for was zero, which is half a dozen less than the number of displays TUL Corporation's new PowerColor HD7870 Eyefinity 6 graphics card supports simultaneously. That's right, this spunky... Read more...
With Apple announcing yesterday that well over 30 million iPhones were sold last quarter, surely Sprint had a hand in helping out there, right? Right. But they didn't ship nearly as many as Verizon, AT&T or a lot of other global carriers. According to the carrier's numbers, they managed to sell around 1.5 million... Read more...
With Apple rolling in a monumental quarter for Q2 2012, everyone seems to be asking the same question: "what's next?" Somehow, Apple managed to double their Q2 profits in 2011 from $3b (in 2010) to $6b, and now, they just about doubled them again in 2012. How on Earth will they keep things heading to the sky in Q3?... Read more...
Apple users have generally eschewed anti-malware software and safe online practices, because “Macs don’t get viruses”. We’ve learned that’s a fallacy, of course, and Mac users would be wise to heed some advice about malware safety, but Sophos found that Macs were actually more likely to spread malware than be... Read more...
If you had the forethought to pre-order a NOOK Simple Touch with its gently glowing screen for night or day reading, you’re in luck--Barnes and Noble said in a press release that pre-orders are shipping “over the next week”. The caveat? Supplies are limited, but if you pre-order pronto, you can still... Read more...
Lots of people believe that tablets will replace desktop and laptop computers in the not-so-distant future; count Frank Gillett of Forrester Research as one. But his vote counts for a little more because his job is to forecast tech trends. In a blog post, he ticks off the many advantages of tablets: they’re small and light (but not too... Read more...
It’s official: Google Drive is now a real thing, and Google has released details about the long-rumored Dropbox-like cloud storage service. As expected, Google Drive integrates with other Google services for a seamless experience, and Google Docs is built into it. In fact, the online interface is essentially just the old Google Docs,... Read more...
New graphics, you say? Yep, AMD's got it, as today they're introducing a new Radeon HD 7000M series with one major leap in innovation that has us tickled: Enduro graphics-switching technology. The new line includes the Radeon HD 7900M, HD 7800M, and HD 7700M, and Enduro allows these cards which automatically and... Read more...
Well, you can safely say that we're on the home stretch now. Microsoft has already released the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 into the world, and as the company gets closer and closer to the anticipated fall / winter launch of their next major desktop operating system, the next major step in that process is upon us... Read more...
If you're hanging tight to Sprint, and you're a fan of Android, you're probably interested in knowing when your smartphone will finally get the gift of Android 4.0. While launched on the Galaxy Nexus way back in the winter of last year, Ice Cream Sandwich has rolled out to an exceedingly small amount of phones. But... Read more...
The 10.1-inch Asus Transformer Pad 300 boasts a beautiful IPS display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 SoC. Our tablet also came with 32GB of onboard storage plus 8GB of ASUS Webstorage space, along with an SD card slot for expansion (there will be a 16GB option, as well). There’s a 1.2MP webcam on the front... Read more...
Google just announced a new Devices section for its Google Play web store. With this new section comes the ability to buy the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ directly from Google. That's right, folks, if you've been waiting to get your hands on this smartphone, you can quickly and easily pick one up directly from Google rather than importing it from overseas.... Read more...
G.SKILL unveiled the new TridentX DDR3 memory kit for 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors and the Z77 platform. This new kit is designed with overclocking enthusiasts in mind. To show just what the TridentX DDR3 memory kit can do, G.SKILL has posted some screenshots which show the 16GB DDR3-2800 TridentX memory kit running at DDR3 3320MHz... Read more...
Favicons may seem harmless enough, but according to Mozilla, they can be pretty dangerous. The problem, as Mozilla explains it, is that pesky Web miscreants intentionally misuse and abuse favicons in order to do harm to your PC. How so, you ask? "While the favicon can represent a piece of a site’s identity... Read more...
A company called Silicon Power announced today its new Velox V60 solid state drive for performance applications. With a sexy SandForce controller tucked away inside and a brushed aluminum finish, the Velox V60 crunches through data at high speeds and looks good while doing it. In fact, Silicon Power couldn't say... Read more...
One of the biggest frustrations in the Android camp right now is sitting around waiting for an update to Android 4.0, otherwise deliciously known as Ice Cream Sandwich. What makes it even worse is simply not knowing when, or even if, your device is going to be updated. Well, if you're rocking a Samsung handset or... Read more...
Hold the boat and put away the torches and pitchforks -- despite what you may have heard or read online over the weekend, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) isn't kicking support for pre-HD Radeon 5000 Series GPUs to the curb. To address the concerns of freaked out Radeon HD 2000, 3000, and 4000 Series graphics card owners... Read more...
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