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All News for August 2012

A few weeks ago, in early August, AMD launched a new line of FirePro cards aimed at the high end of the workstation market. Today, it's introducing a new product family focused on server virtualization and thin client functionality. The idea here is that the entire desktop environment is stored in a central server and... Read more...
The rumors have been flying around so much lately that it’s easy to forget that nothing is set in stone yet--the iPhone 5 September event is unconfirmed, and it’s not yet entirely clear if Apple is actually making a smaller version of the iPad--but there sure are lots of sources telling news outlets lots... Read more...
The good news for Mac users is that battery life is improved with Apple's OS X 10.8.1 update, which attempts to address one of the biggest complaints with Mountain Lion. Unfortunately, tests around the Web show that battery life is only marginally improved, in some instances only adding two minutes of additional run... Read more...
Wireless carriers are spending big money rolling out high-speed 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks across the nation, and if a Piper Jaffray survey is any indication, almost half of American consumers are indifferent to the idea. At the same time, more than half of the 3,000 individuals polled said they're... Read more...
While space and intergalactic travel may not be our typical beat, there's no denying the impact of Neil Armstrong on the world of technology. The fact is, technology is one of the main drivers of all space operations, and without an incredible amount of the stuff, no spaceship would have ever left our atmosphere. Unfortunately, Mr. Armstrong... Read more...
Drobo's intelligent storage has made something of a name for itself, and the company's B1200i is getting even better. The company just announced that the refreshed B1200i boosts performance by up to 300 percent over previous versions of the product, fueled by Drobo’s patent-pending automated data-tiering... Read more...
"Nothing lasts forever," as the saying goes, and the time has come to wave goodbye to a staple of the photography industry. Eastman Kodak has announced intentions to sell off the film business that made it an icon around the world. In an effort to raise cash for itself (and perhaps fund ongoing digital patent battles), its traditional print-film... Read more...
Just in time for the back-to-school season, we’ve partnered up with our good friends at Corsair and are giving away yet another fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you could win a complete Intel Core i7-2600K based system with a Radeon HD 6970 graphics card, all wrapped up in some of the... Read more...
Evernote has proven itself as a popular and useful cloud-based note-taking tool; if you’ve never used it, Evernote (available as an app on your favorite mobile OS) lets you write a note, snap a photo, or record audio and save it automatically to your device and also to a cloud storage account. You can then... Read more...
If you're thinking about upgrading your RAM or purchasing a pre-built PC on a strict budget, just hang tight for a New York minute. According to reports, DRAM inventory is on the rise, and that could translate into cheaper memory kits or prebuilt PCs with more RAM in the not too distant future. A weak PC market combined with the impending... Read more...
While Samsung as a whole is reeling from a $1 billion verdict handed down in the vaunted Apple vs. Samsung patent trial, the company still has to keep the gears turning in the meantime. The Galaxy line overall has been a focal point for Apple, with the original Galaxy S allegedly designed to look an awful lot like the iPhone. But the Galaxy... Read more...
You knew it'd happen. Despite being handed down on a Friday, the ruling over the Apple vs. Samsung patent trial was going to evoke statements, and potentially more, from both sides. And now that the verdict is in, both Apple and Samsung are making public statements. Naturally, the tones on each side could not possibly... Read more...
It's probably way too early to start playing Taps, but holy hell, Samsung's uphill battle just got exponentially steeper after a U.S. jury finished deliberating in the high profile patent trial waged by Apple. The verdict? Samsung is guilty, of copying the look and feel of iPhone and iPad devices, of patent... Read more...
If you can't wait for the iPhone 5 to come out, the best deal for an iPhone 4S will be at your local neighborhood RadioShack. The electronics chain dropped us a line to let us know it's slashing $75 off the price of all AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint iPhone 4S models effective Sunday, August 26, 2012. That means you'll... Read more...
We've heard plenty of rumors about an Apple TV product that would significantly change the industry. One of the most recent rumors has suggested Apple is talking with American cable operators to create a set-top box. In typical Apple fashion, the company has been fairly quiet about its plans and hopes for a TV product that could shake up the... Read more...
If RIM has any fight left in it, we'll know when the next series of BlackBerry devices comes out. That make-or-break test is still months away, and we're seeing some activity on RIM's part in the run up to the big launch. Rim has shown the new devices to major carriers and is trumpeting what it claims is a positive reaction from them.Don't... Read more...
Today, there’s one more small reason to ditch satellite or cable; Amazon has agreed to a distribution deal with NBCUniversal Cable and New Media Distribution that will bring a host of popular shows to Amazon Prime Instant Video. Now, Amazon Prime subscribers can stream hundreds more programs, including... Read more...
It seems hard to believe, but it was one year ago today that Steve Jobs resigned as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Apple and handed the reigns to Tim Cook, then the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jobs passed away not long after, succumbing to pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011. That means Cook has been at the helm... Read more...
You know you're getting older when styles you grew up with come full circle and are cool again. It happens with clothes, haircuts, music, and yes, even electronics. Underscoring this point are leaked images of Fujifilm's upcoming X-E1, a compact camera with modern internals dressed in retro digs. Depending on how old... Read more...
MSI introduced the GT70 gaming notebook with Intel's 3rd generation Core i7 quad core processor and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680M discrete graphics card. Nvidia's flagship GeForce GTX 680M is touted as the fastest and most powerful discrete graphics card available. This GPU features 1,344 CUDAs (Compute Unified Device... Read more...
Sometimes, everybody's wrong. That seems to be a South Korean court's take on the Apple/Samsung battle, which is being fought in courts in the U.S. and abroad. Although the court doesn't buy Apple's claim that theiPhone 4 and Galaxy S are too similar for consumers to tell them apart, it has found both companies guilty of infringing on... Read more...
Amazon has scheduled a press event in California for September 6, 2012, which is two Thursdays from now. Most people assume that's when Amazon will unveil a new batch of Kindle devices, including updated eReaders and possibly even a 10-inch Kindle Fire. There might even be a refreshed 7-inch Kindle Fire in the mix now that competition is heating... Read more...
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