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All News for February 2013

Graduating from rumor to confirmation, Google's touch-enabled Chromebook is officially real. It's called Chromebook Pixel, just as Google teased in a YouTube video earlier this month, and with it comes a "rethinking" of the Chrome ecosystem, much in the same way Microsoft "reimagined" Windows when it introduced... Read more...
Who would have thought an online, social scrapbooking site could be worth billions of dollars? Believe it or not, that's the case after a new round of funding netted Pinterest $200 million to play with, valuing it at $2.5 billion. Not bad for a site that was launch only two years ago. AllThingsD, which first reported... Read more...
Do you hear that sound? It's the entire Internet, and especially console gamers, taking a collective sigh of relief after learning that Sony will not discriminate against used games. As boneheaded of a decision it would have been to not allow previously owned games to work on a next generation console, rumors persisted that Sony and Microsoft... Read more...
Nvidia’s much-anticipated GTX Titans are on the loose and high-end system builder AVADirect is loading its gaming PCs with Nvidia's new graphics powerhouses. As a matter of fact, we have an AVADirect Mini Gaming PC (complete with a GTX Titan) in house right now and we’re putting the system through its paces, so today we’re... Read more...
One of the interesting facts to come out of Sony's PS4 announcement is that the new console is, for all intents and purposes, a PC. This isn't the first time a major manufacturer has launched a console based on commodity PC hardware -- Microsoft's original Xbox was a Pentium 3 with an onboard GeForce 2 GPU -- but it's a definite first for... Read more...
Since NVIDIA announced its Tegra 4i chip with LTE integration at CES, we haven’t heard a whole lot of Tegra 4 news, but that’s changing; ZTE announced that it’s partnering with NVIDIA to release Tegra 4-based “super phones” in China, with models hitting the market by the middle of the... Read more...
Lian Li has chosen to move away from the traditional motherboard tray with its latest chassis, the PC-9N. While many chassis today use a solid motherboard tray that blocks airflow, the PC-9N uses a railing mount design that provides increased thermal performance and better cable management. The PC-9N is a brushed... Read more...
In case you missed it, Sony at long last unveiled its PlayStation 4 console during a two-hour press event yesterday, featuring a surprise appearance by Blizzard, which is bringing Diablo III to the PS3 and PS4. You'll get to play that game (and many others) on Sony's wireless DualShock 4 controller. Yes, Sony is... Read more...
Perhaps taking a cue from Bill Gates, more of the richest and most successful tech moguls (and their significant others) are funding the new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, which is distributing $33 million to 11 different recipients for “excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and... Read more...
A new voice search technology known as Veveo has some capabilities that could make Siri jealous. Veveo's website poses the question, "So what if we could talk to our devices like we normally do with other people?" With its conversational interface, Veveo brings predictive search to devices and combines it with... Read more...
Chinese authorities are none too happy with a recent report by a U.S. cyber security company highlighting suspicious hacking activities in China. According to the 60-page study released by Mandiant, the Chinese government is sponsoring a massive hacking effort against foreign companies and organizations. The report focused on the activities... Read more...
Reports out of Korea on Tuesday suggested that Apple is planning to bring its Retina display to the MacBook Air. Not surprisingly, reporters around the world picked up the story and suggested that the move makes sense. Those reporters might have a point. Apple has been slowly but surely bringing its Retina display to its entire product line.... Read more...
For a period of time, it looked as though Google's Chromebook platform would simply fade into the footnotes of technological history, but it's seeing a bit of a renaissance as of late, being reborn as the modern day netbook. It started with some much needed price cuts (Acer sells its Chromebook for $199 and Samsung's model runs $249) and continues... Read more...
A couple of days ago, we showed you the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan in all its glory—almost. While we were able to reveal the card itself, discuss its new features and specifications, and talk about some of the new systems it will be powering, we weren’t able to post any performance data. Fortunately... Read more...
While legacy fleets are getting older, fees are getting crazier, service is tanking, and prices are soaring -- airlines still have to figure out a way to convince you to fly. Well, those of you who don't have to fly for work, anyway. In recent years, the addition of Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi has become something of a norm... Read more...
While the latest and greatest always piques our interest, not every device necessarily has to be a flagship product. At CES this year, Qualcomm introduced two hyper-powered Snapdragon chips for mobile devices. Now, the company is ushering in two more, albeit for lower-end products. Slotting in beneath the Snapdragon... Read more...
Has it really been seven years since the last time Sony launched a major gaming console for the living room? You betcha it has, which means if you were 11 years old when the PlayStation 3 came out, you're now old enough to join the military, buy lottery tickets, and stand trial as an adult if you run afoul of the law. Or maybe your son or... Read more...
Just hours before Sony presumably takes the wraps off of its next-generation PlayStation, we're now faced with a fresh leak that details some of the more vital aspects of the next-generation Xbox. Every so often, we hit a period of rapid competition from console makers, and with the Wii U freshly in stores, it looks as if the rivals are now... Read more...
Intel's François Piednoël is no fan of the competition making claims about what his company can and can't do, so he's taken to YouTube to post a video to showcase what the company's upcoming Clover Trail+ SoC is capable of. A quote that helps lead into the video comes from ARM, which claims that "Intel... Read more...
It’s not the first Dell notebook running Ubuntu, but the latest model that Canonical is talking up differs from past Ubuntu laptops in that this is a Dell XPS 13 packed with killer components. All too often, Ubuntu gets plopped onto lower-end notebooks (see: the entire failed netbook craze), but this one rocks... Read more...
Still to this day Samsung's sleek and sexy Galaxy S III is arguably the best smartphone on the market, depending on who you ask (iPhone 5 owners may disagree, though spec for spec, the Samsung's flagship phone has the edge). Is there anything better on the horizon? You better believe there is. Not only are several quad-core smartphones on... Read more...
Do you remember the Android GameStick Controller we told you about in January? The company has released some new images that show us a bit more with regards to what the controller will look like. The company who is "Bringing affordable gaming to the big screen" has developed an HDMI stick that runs on Android and focuses on bringing Android... Read more...
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