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After months of waiting, Samsung today announced that it's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will be available globally starting this month. The first batch of shipments will include Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G HSPA+ models, with a Wi-Fi + 4G LTE slated for availability sometime "later this year," Samsung said. The Galaxy Tab... Read more...
There was plenty of speculation and suspicion when Apple’s Siri launched that it was using Nuance technology; many assumed that Nuance was involved with Siri, at least on the back end, but both Apple and Nuance were strangely vague and evasive about it. All of that seems irrelevant now, though, with Nuance’s announcement of Nina.... Read more...
In an effort to give you an even better Google experience, the company is cleaning house and reorganizing a few of its products. In addition to the changes Google has already made to about 50 products over the past year, the company recently announced a few additional changes that will be coming soon. First up, Google... Read more...
AOC's new 52 Series monitor is now available. To kick off the launch of this monitor, the company is offering a $50 discount from August 11 through August 17. With the discount, the monitor will cost $249.99 from select retailers such as TigerDirect, BestBuy.com, Newegg.com and Amazon.com. The e2752Vh is an energy efficient LED monitor that... Read more...
AT&T had finally confessed earlier in the year that shared data plans were en route, but now we know exactly when to look for them: August 23rd. Following in the wake of Verizon's own decision to split data across devices for a hefty price, AT&T's Mobile Share plans are going live in just a few weeks. For many... Read more...
While Apple tries to sue Samsung out of existence for various patent infringement claims, Samsung is busy trying to steal some of its rival's competitors away. Not just Apple, but anyone who's willing to switch to a Galaxy device (Galaxy S II, S III or Note). Samsung wants your business so bad that it's willing to pay... Read more...
Remember the graphical wars in the early days of consoles? 8-bit, then 16-bit, then 32-bit, then 64-bit, then 128-bit. The race to the top never stopped, and even today, the longing for more pronounced technology keeps the dream alive. The same sort of drive is seen in the processor game as well. ARM has just launched... Read more...
One advantage brick-and-mortar stores have over ordering online is the ability to serve up instant gratification. You walk into a store, grab what you need, plunk down your credit card, and the item is yours to take home. Online sellers haven't found a way to trump brick-and-mortar outfits in that regard, but Maingear has certainly lessened... Read more...
How do you land a car-sized rover on the planet Mars? NASA answered that question with eight years of careful planning and around nine months of space travel culminating in the most advanced rover ever touching down on the Red Planet last night at 10:32 p.m. PDT. Score one of the home team. The one-ton rover called... Read more...
Remember when eBay was an auction site? Those were the days. Nowadays, eBay is a full-on storefront, keeping that auction setting at the core but building a vast network of other opportunities around it. There's Buy-It-Now, for starters, and there are a variety of opportunity to sell goods on eBay without going... Read more...
In many ways, we look at technology as a way to make our lives easier. Faster, stronger, better. But in the march towards quicker processors and more powerful GPUs, it's easy to miss the details. Take a look at the latest Android app from Verizon Wireless, HopeLine. It's an app for smartphones and tablets that was... Read more...
Corsair’s attention to detail and understanding of the enthusiast community has allowed the company to evolve from a memory manufacturer into a well-regarded supplier of cases, cooling hardware, input devices, PC audio, power supplies, gaming accessories and storage devices. Their latest product, the Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power... Read more...
If you've got 3.5 hours to kill, John Carmack's Quakecon keynotes are always fascinating. id games may not be the greatest titles around, but Carmack's knowledge and skills continue to shape the future of gaming across multiple platforms. There's been a great deal of rumor and speculation about Valve's plans for Linux... Read more...
In a matter of months, Microsoft's Surface tablet with integrated keyboard will be available, and who knows what other innovations the company's hardware partners will bring to the table. Perhaps in an attempt to stay ahead of the curve, Apple is looking into embedding a touchscreen display into a new generation of... Read more...
Still relying on AT&T's aging 2G network? Better hurry and make those final calls / texts. As the world collectively moves on to 4G, and even 3G in some places, 2G technology is becoming more expensive to maintain and less frequently used. Based on a new filing from AT&T, the world is being told that the... Read more...
The initial fervor over the Raspberry Pi Linux PC has perhaps faded a bit, but that’s fine because the thing has been available long enough for master tinkerers such as Adafruit Technologies to do terrific things with it. Adafruit has actually developed its own Linux distro for Raspberry Pi called... Read more...
The e-paper universe has largely been dominated by once giant force: E Ink. But there was another player, too. That would be SiPix Technology, and its wholly owned subsidiary SiPix Imaging. The company was founded in 1999, but soon, it won't be operating on its own any longer. E Ink has just agreed to buy shares of... Read more...
Before every major Apple release, it seems that a case, or a shell, gets leaked. They aren't always accurate, but in the case of the presumed 7" iPad, it's beginning to look as if the leaks may be onto something. Recent evidence in the Samsung / Apple patent lawsuit trial proved that Apple was considering, and perhaps even testing, a 7" iPad... Read more...
Watching broadcast TV on a mobile device has been a consumer’s dream for years, starting way back when you could buy a handheld TV with long antennae like the Sony Watchman. Yet as our phones have evolved into small computing powerhouses, the concept of watching TV on one has become less about broadcast TV and more about streaming content... Read more...
Game developer Zynga has made a fortune in part by altering existing game concepts into their own creations, such as Words With Friends (an obvious take on Scrabble, with a social twist and other elements that are Zynga's own). As far as Electronic Arts is concerned, however, Zynga went too far with The Ville, which... Read more...
When he was alive, Steve Jobs was very outspoken about his disdain for smaller sized tablets. He referred to 7-inch tablets as "tweeners" noting that they're "too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with an iPad." Sure, you could bump up the resolution in a 7-inch device, but that too would be... Read more...
Smartphones. They're everywhere. And they're being made by companies you didn't even know existed. The proliferation is Android is in part helped by the ability for outfits that are coming out of nowhere to use the OS. And now, BLU Products has announced a pretty outstanding phone to join the ranks. It's the VIVO 4.3... Read more...
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