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All News for August 2012

Ultrabooks may be selling like hotcakes but one area that has obviously been a challenge for notebook manufacturers is price point. Intel's $1,000 goal (not to mention their recent Ivy Bridge ULT-based $799 target) has been hard to hit, given all the pricey tech that goes into making these slim systems sing. Most have... Read more...
Just the mere rumor of a new Apple device is enough to affect the market place, and in some cases, that can be a double-edged sword for the Cupertino company. In China, where the population stands at over 1.3 billion people, Apple's share of the smartphone market dropped nearly in half to 10 percent in the April... Read more...
PowerColor announced a beast of a graphics card with the Devil 13 HD7990, which features dual TAHITI XT GPUs in a single solution. The Devil 13 HD7990 features a core speed of 925MHz (1000MHz in overclocked mode) with a memory clock of 1375MHz (5.5Gbps) and 6GB GDDR5 memory. There’s also a dual BIOS switch for... Read more...
Looking to run Windows on your Mac? You aren't alone, and if you're a fan of using VMWare to make that magic happen, there's a new build begging for your attention. VMWare Fusion 5 is the latest and greatest, announced this week as an optimized version that caters to the newer technologies found in Mountain Lion... Read more...
If you're one of the millions who made the early jump to Mountain Lion just as soon as it became available from Apple's server farm, you've got an update waiting for you. OS X 10.8.1 has just popped out, marking the first released update for the latest build of Apple's desktop OS. The v10.8.1 update resolves an issue... Read more...
Great news for Facebook fans who own an iOS device. You may have noticed in the past that Facebook hasn't always performed the way you would expect on your iPhone or iPad, and so Mark Zuckerberg's team of coders went back to the drawing board and retooled the mobile app with an eye towards speed. The newest release --... Read more...
Olympus's latest addition to its ultra-zoom line is the new STYLUS SP-820UZ iHS. This camera is Olympus' flagship Ultra Zoom compact camera and features the company's most powerful optical zoom to date. The Olympus SP-820UZ iHS offers a 40x optical zoom (22.4- 896mm equivalent). Other key features of the camera include a  14-Megapixel... Read more...
If you've ever spilled your drink on your keyboard, you know what a pain it can be to try to clean things up and make sure the keyboard doesn't get sticky (that is, assuming the keyboard survives the spill). Logitech's newest keyboard is ready for mishaps such as this. The new Washable Keyboard K310 is designed to withstand everything from... Read more...
On September 12, when Apple will (in all likelihood) unveil the iPhone 5 and other must-have iGoodies, the device’s screen maybe thinner than ever while offering a larger display. According to a Reuters report, LG announced that has begun mass production of a thinner display, which is generally believed to be... Read more...
With increasingly sophisticated smartphones featuring 4G connectivity littering the mobile landscape, wireless carriers are jockeying for position trying to build out the best network, and it appears Verizon Wireless is out in front, according to J.D. Powers and Associates' latest biannual study. J.D. Power and... Read more...
It only makes sense. Microsoft is about to aggressively relaunch itself and its many products and introduce some new ones; the company is making bold moves and attempting to emerge from the shadow of its Gates-era dominance and subsequent floundering to redefine itself and its portfolio to compete head-to-head with... Read more...
Sony Mobile is letting go of 1,000 employees, or 15 percent of its overall workforce, as the company prepares to relocate its corporate headquarters and certain other functions from Lund, Sweden, to Tokyo, Japan, the company announced today. The goal with all of this is to put Sony Mobile in a better position to bring products to market in... Read more...
The verdict is still out on Windows 8, and so are a few details that have yet to be officially announced. One of them relates to Microsoft's proposed pricing structure, and at this point, not a whole lot is official outside of a handful of promotions and upgrade details. If you purchase a qualifying Windows 7 PC by... Read more...
Microsoft is hoping a $40 price cut to its Kinect motion sensor for the Xbox 360 console will encourage more people to shake and gyrate to a growing catalog of supported games. The reduced price represents a 27 percent savings over the previous MSRP, and according to Microsoft, this isn't a temporary promotion. "The new permanently reduced... Read more...
If you thought Samsung's Galaxy Nexus was a steal at under $400 unlocked and off-contract, have a look at this. Boost Mobile, known for down-to-earth pricing and a fairly impressive selection of off-contract phones, has just nabbed the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G. It's a 4G variant of what was probably last year's most... Read more...
Half retro, half modern tech. It's the new Pentax X-5, a superzoom prosumer camera that attempts to bridge the gap between conventional point-and-shoot and full-blown DSLR. Digging into the specifications, there's a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, a tiltable LCD monitor, a 26x optical telephoto zoom lens (that'll get you out to 580mm or so), and a Macro... Read more...
Nikon announced three new additions to its COOLPIX product line. The new COOLPIX S800c is powered by the Android operating system and features built-in Wi-Fi as well as a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, 10x NIKKOR zoom lens (25-250mm), 3.5-inch touchscreen OLED, full HD video recording, and GPS. Because the camera runs on... Read more...
EVGA announced a new power supply in the form of the SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified. This PSU features SuperNOVA, a control and monitoring software that lets you monitor voltage, current drawn on each rail, power used, and efficiency. You can also use the software to change the fan profile and adjust the +12V rail. The SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified... Read more...
Most phone carriers these days are doing everything they can to hop off the unlimited data bandwagon. Both AT&T and Verizon have rolled out penalties for refusing to upgrade to their new shared plans; AT&T won't let you use FaceTime unless you've got a shared data plan, while Verizon is forcing customers to switch over if they want... Read more...
With Windows Phone 8 set to debut soon, everyone’s chomping at the bit to figure out which manufacturers will debut what devices running the new version of the mobile OS. In addition to the no-brainer rumor that Nokia has (or is building) Windows 8 phones and that at least one will be available on Verizon (not shocking, but noteworthy),... Read more...
Kickstarter is proving to be the place to go if you have an Android concept in need of funding. Exhibit A is Ouya, a $99 Android console that blew by its original goal of raising $950,000 in funds and ended up with nearly $8.6 million instead, and now we're seeing similar excitement for Ubi (Exhibit B, if you will), a... Read more...
Marvell is launching a new line of SSD cache accelerators for enterprise storage arrays that it believes could dramatically reduce the cost of deployment and significantly improve performance. The two new devices, dubbed the DragonFly NVRAM and DragonFly NVCache, are meant to solve the same sorts of problems as the... Read more...
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