Latest News - January 2013
- Apple TV Gets Bluetooth and An iOS Update Brings Bug Fixes, LTE
- Researchers Invent Star Trek's Tractor Beam
- Tough On Your Smartphone? Sprint Offers A Solution With New Ultra-Rugged Kyocera Torque
- Sprint Continues To Make Progress On LTE Rollout, Announces New Markets
- Sound Judgment: Five Gaming Headphones Tested
- NVIDIA Interested in Building Reference Tegra Devices to Help Improve Market Presence
- Bioshock Infinite Trailer Offers a Historic View of Columbia
- Intel SSD 525 Series: Blistering Fast mSATA Storage for Ultrabooks
- Apple Planning Launch of Updated iPad with 128GB of Storage?
- Facebook Settles Class Action Lawsuit for $20M, Your Cut is $10
- China May End Decade-Long Ban on Game Consoles
- Android and iOS Dominate Smartphone Shipments, Grab 92 Percent Share
- Samsung Adds Rolls Out Limited Edition Garnet Red Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
- H.265 HD HEVC Video Format Is Ratified
All News for January 2013
Apple released iOS 6.1 today, bringing LTE support for more carriers to iPhones and iPads. The update also provides some bug fixes and adds functionality for Siri, giving you the ability to make purchases by voice command on Fandango. Another change means you can download individual songs from iCloud with your iTunes... Read more...
Nobody’s going to be pulling enemy star fighters into a mothership Star Trek-style anytime soon, but researchers at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and the Institute of Scientific Instruments (ISI, Czech Republic) have developed a tractor beam--or at least an experimental version of the concept. Basically, they figured out how... Read more...
Sprint and Kyocera announced the new Kyocera Torque ultra-rugged smartphone. This smartphone is Sprint's first ultra-rugged smartphone to offer 4G LTE connectivity. The Torque runs on Android and is designed to withstand dust, drops, vibration, solar radiation, humidity, blowing rain, low pressure, salt fog, and... Read more...
Sprint is continuing to roll out its Network Vision plan which includes 4G LTE service as well as improved 3G service in many areas throughout the country. Today, Sprint announced that it has added Austin and Bryan-College Station, Texas to the list of cities that have access to 4G LTE service. Sprint also launched 4G... Read more...
What separates a premium headset from a blue light special? It's a combination of things, from well designed drivers to comfy ear cups that kiss the sides of your head with a gentle yet firm caress (we're being melodramatic...a little). And then there's the overall feature-set and premium extras like a noise-canceling microphone and 5.1 or... Read more...
Despite the fact that the company offers truly competitive products, NVIDIA has had a rough time penetrating the mobile market like it wants to - or perhaps needs to. Finding a Tegra-based smartphone requires a fair bit of patience, if you can find one at all for your particular market or carrier. Things are a lot... Read more...
If you’ve ever daydreamed about being a Pinkerton thug (er, detective, we meant detective) at the beginning of the 1900’s, you already know that your chance is nigh. Bioshock’s forthcoming Infinite is set to launch in March, and it will have you gallivanting around the flying city of Columbus as... Read more...
Lest anyone question Intel's commitment to its Ultrabook platform, the Santa Clara chip maker today announced an enthusiast-grade mSATA solid state drive (SSD) with a 6Gbps interface. The new Intel SSD 525 Series measures just 3.7mm x 50.8mm x 29.85mm and weighs a mere 10 grams, but is super quick on the draw with... Read more...
We're not sure Apple's product release strategy is all that sound these days, but for what it's worth, the Cupertino company is reportedly getting ready to release yet another iPad SKU. The newest iteration will be part of the fourth generation iPad family, meaning it's another incremental upgrade rather than a... Read more...
Attention Facebook users, you might be eligible to receive a crisp $10 bill (or, more likely, a check worth $10) as part of a class action settlement. Try not to spend it all in one place. The entire settlement is actually worth $20 million, though your cut and everyone else who participates will receive a Hamilton... Read more...
Were you aware that game consoles are banned in China? Due to fears that these devices could harm the physical and mental development of children, seven Chinese ministries decided to ban the manufacture, sale, and import of game consoles a little over a decade ago. Now authorities in Beijing are starting to rethink things. Citing an anonymous... Read more...
Android and iOS aren't exactly best buds in the mobile world, though collectively the two platforms dominate the smartphone market in a big way. According to the latest data compiled by Strategy Analytics, Google's green machine and Apple's proprietary platform accounted for a record 92 percent of all smartphone... Read more...
For as much time and attention as we devote to the specifications and the nuts and bolts of technology, we have to admit that we’re suckers for a fine-looking piece of hardware. Samsung’s limited edition Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is a real looker. For a limited time, the tablet will be available in Garnet Red in... Read more...
We aren't moving in a direction where the world at large streams less: we're moving towards a world where streaming is the norm. While data caps and pricing tiers have flourished just as data use has started to skyrocket, streaming video remains a dodgy issue. It's obviously vital content, but it also requires massive amounts of data to transmit.... Read more...