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All News for August 2012

Archos appears dead set on proving you don't need a Microsoft Surface tablet to own a thin and light slate with a keyboard dock. You can have the same thing on Google's Android platform, as Archos proves with its new Gen10 XS tablet line announced today. One of those new tablets is the Archos 101 XS, a 10.1-inch slate... Read more...
With the iPhone 5 launch unofficially looming just around the corner (expect an announcement in September), Apple's stock price soared to new heights earlier this week, giving the company a market capitalization of more than $624 billion, besting a record previously held by Microsoft over 12 years ago (not accounting... Read more...
LG Electronics on Wednesday started selling what it claims is the world's first 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV in the Korea. That's a lot of screen real estate, and LG packs it full with support for a 4K (3840x2160) resolution, which offers four times as many pixels as a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) panel. "The 4K... Read more...
The mood around the Seattle offices of PopCap Games was probably high after the company announced the upcoming sequel to “Plants vs. Zombies” (coming spring 2013), but within a day, about 50 of those employees were out of a job. In a blog post, PopCap co-founder John Vechey wrote that most of the cuts in... Read more...
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a video game tester (don’t lie, you have), Microsoft wants to give you a little taste by opening up another round of calls for the 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta. According to a blog post by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, the interest in beta testing was... Read more...
Who could possibly complain about excessive quantities of Wi-Fi? No one, particularly when you need it. Boingo is becoming a familiar name in the world of global hotspots, and now Google's taking notice. Boingo runs a worldwide network of hotspots where a single subscription nets you access on any of 'em. Now, Google Offers is expanding its... Read more...
The Big 4 may get the lion's share of attention these days, but prepaid carriers are making a serious play for market share, too. Just look at MetroPCS -- it's an operator that few have heard of, but the LTE footprint is large enough to make even Sprint cringe. Today, the prepaid outlet is announcing the LG Motion 4G, which is powered by Android... Read more...
Android fans will be thrilled to learn that Google is finally getting on the ball with Google Play cards, which you'll soon be able to purchase in $10, $25, and $50 denominations. These are exactly as rumored last week, and now confirmed by Google. "Over the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out Google Play gift cards in stores across... Read more...
Rumor has it Samsung is working on a next generation smartphone device codenamed "Superior" (GT-I9260) that will serve as the successor the Galaxy Nexus. It's hard not to build up expectations with such a confident codename, but will it really blow everything else out of the water? Not exactly. The Superior smartphone... Read more...
It's taken nearly 13 years, but Apple finally broke a record set by Microsoft in 1999 for having the highest market capitalization. In the weeks leading up to the much anticipated iPhone 5 launch, and amid rumors of an iPad Mini device to compete with the flurry of 7-inch Android tablets, Apple's stock on Monday... Read more...
If you're rocking a no-compromise desktop system, you need a burly power supply to match, and OCZ believes it has just the PSU you're looking for. Introduced today is a new flagship model in the company's PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III series, a 1200W PSU offering more wattage than most users will ever need... Read more...
One of the more enterprise-friendly features of the upcoming Windows 8 OS is Windows To Go, which essentially allows users to carry around Windows 8 on a USB stick. The specific definition is as follows, right from Microsoft’s mouth (er, well, the Windows 8 Enterprise page anyway.) Windows To Go is a fully... Read more...
TomTom introduced a new version (v1.11) of its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad. The latest version features the ability to navigate to addresses found on the Internet, search using foursquare, and the latest TomTom maps. The previous version (v1.10) of TomTom's iOS navigation app added Facebook Places, and this... Read more...
Canon announced two new SX-series PowerShot digital cameras that feature impressive zoom capabilities. The new PowerShot SX500 IS offers a 30x optical zoom while the PowerShot SX160 IS offers a 16x optical zoom. Both of these super-zoom cameras feature Canon's latest AF technology to make auto focusing even faster... Read more...
There was a time, not too terribly long ago, when a machine was immediately glossed over by average consumers as soon as the "business" label was placed on it. If you've worked in the corporate world within the past 10 to 15 years, you know exactly what we mean. Those dreaded "work laptops" were never ones to be proud of, and while they somehow... Read more...
What’s better than a custom PC tricked-out with killer components and sweet lighting? A custom PC with the aforementioned goodies as well as the ability to share your stellar gaming performance with integrated gaming and live HD broadcasting. CyberpowerPC’s new Pro Gamer FTW custom rigs have AVerMedia Live... Read more...
Wayne Goodrich, a former employee at Apple, is suing the Cupertino company for breach of contract and unfair business practices after he was supposedly promised job security by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away last year. As Goodrich tells it, he wasn't fired for anything that had to do with job... Read more...
Microsoft has made no bones about the fact that Windows 7 PC buyers -- those who indulged between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 -- will be eligible for a highly discounted copy of Windows 8. But now, the floodgates are open. Registration is now open for the Windows Upgrade Offer that was originally announced in... Read more...
With more and more Ultrabook machines pushing Ethernet aside in favor of Wi-Fi, one has to wonder if Ethernet even has a future. But, of course it does! Enterprises and businesses aren't going to ditch the stability of a hard-wired connection in favor of flaky over-the-air alternatives, but with 802.11 taking off on the cordless front, where's... Read more...
We've been wondering how AMD would respond to Nvidia's new GTX 660 Ti and Team Red has given us our answer. AMD is slashing prices across the entire Radeon HD 7000 family. The HD 7950 should start showing up as low as $319 by the end of the week, compared to current prices in the $349-$369 range. The 7870 GHz edition is headed southwards as... Read more...
Diablo III's launch and first few weeks were a complete disappointment. Even once these problems were ironed out, a number of players complained about major balance problems at the Inferno difficulty level and the static, boring nature of the item hunt once you hit level 60. Blizzard previously acknowledged that the... Read more...
It was only a matter of time before Android found its way onto cameras, and it appears as though that time has arrived. Nikon Rumors got their hands on some leaked product shots that clearly show a new CoolPix model running Android--which confirms what the site already said about the rumored device earlier this month... Read more...
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