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All News for May 2012

Show of hands, how many of you own a BlackBerry device? Anyone? Hello!? Oh wait, there's a hand in the back, and one more far off to the side. Now raise your hand if you own an Android or iOS device. Holy moley, that looks like everyone else, save for that crazy guy in the back flapping his arms yelling something... Read more...
Power supplies might be the least glamorous part of a PC build, yet ironically enough, some would argue they're the single most important component you can pick out, especially if you intend to overclock and/or are rocking high-end hardware. Unlike cases and peripherals, most PSUs aren't all that flashy, but... Read more...
Despite denials from the highest echelons of Facebook, it sure looks like the social media giant is planning (plotting?) to expand its empire beyond newsfeeds, ads, and “likes”, perhaps to a dedicated Facebook phone and/or a mobile operating system to compete against iOS, Android, and Windows Phone... Read more...
If this whole software and hardware business doesn't pan out for Microsoft, the Redmond outfit might have a future in used car sales. Need proof? Just wait until you see Microsoft's pitch on why altering its various Terms of Service agreements to forbid class action lawsuits is a good thing...for you! "When a customer... Read more...
Dell hasn't exactly been shy about the fact that it's working on a tablet based on Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 platform -- several OEMs are. But what we haven't known, at least until now, are the specifics. For example, is Dell planning to launch a full-size tablet like the iPad, or a smaller slate like the Kindle Fire? And what hardware... Read more...
Most businesses don't give a flying flip about owning the latest and greatest product just for the sake of having it, especially when their current solution is working. Case in point, there are still thousands of IT departments rocking Windows XP, both because it works and also because it's perceived as being too... Read more...
Some things are just so simple, it's wonderful. There isn't a whole lot to Satechi's new remote, but it's incredibly useful for those that rely on mobile devices. The company's new BT Media Remote for iPhone, iPad and & Bluetooth Devices is now available, enabling users to control any iOS Bluetooth Device while... Read more...
It's always good when we hear the word "investment" bandied about in the tech universe, and Intel has been using that term quite a bit over the past few years. Recently, the company announced plans to sink over $40 million (over the next five years) in a worldwide network of university research centers called "Intel... Read more...
Eurocom launched its line of Ivy Bridge notebooks in the form of the Neptune 2.0 and Racer 2.0. The new notebooks feature professional graphics from NVIDIA such as the Quadro 5010M, 4000M and 3000M. The Neptune 2.0 features a 17.3-inch 1920x1080 matte or glossy display while the Racer 2.0 features a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 matte or glossy display.... Read more...
There’s been quite a few smallish cases unveiled this week, and we’ll finish the list off with two more. Streacom announced full specifications on the FC9 and FC10 fanless HTPC chassis. The cases are awfully pretty, with a sandblasted aluminum finish in black or silver and understated profile to blend in with your home theater... Read more...
The good spirited folks over at GreenPois0n.com have just released Absinthe 2.0, one shot of which will jailbreak your iPod, iPhone, or iPad device running iOS 5.1.1. Absinthe 2.0 has been much anticipated and represents a "large collaborative effort between Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams," not to mention "many... Read more...
Slowly but surely, the writing is on the wall that netbooks aren't long for this world, and Toshiba is one of a growing number holding the marker. Netbooks are being shoved aside in favor of Ultrabooks, which are arguably just as portable, if not more so in some cases, but offer far better performance and, more... Read more...
If you're a fan of fanless embedded systems, there's a good chance you'll like Habey's upgraded BIS-6569A, which is a small form factor PC with a 10W Intel Atom D2700 processor clocked at 2.13GHz and Nvidia GeForce GT520 GPU with 1GB of dedicated GDDR3 video memory tucked inside. Even though it measures just 7.5... Read more...
We’ve seen firsthand how tiny motherboards can pack a serious punch, and BitFenix appears to feel the same way. The company announced the Prodigy mini-ITX chassis, which is designed to accommodate five HDDs or SSDs, a removable 5.52-inch drive bay, up to five 120mm fans, and with the FlexCage removed, a 240mm radiator for liquid cooling.... Read more...
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