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Can you feel the love, AT&T subscribers? You should, because HTC just kicked out an update that upgrades the Aria to Android 2.2, otherwise known as Froyo. This marks the first time AT&T has updated Android software on more than one device in a month, and who knows, maybe it's a trend that will continue now that Apple's once monogamous relationship with Apple's iPhone 4 is suddenly polygamous. Updating the Aria smartphone to Android 2.2 requires a "Hard Reset and anything that is NOT part of the Operating System (applications downloaded from Android Market, SMS/MMS, email, etc.) will be permanently deleted," HTC warns. So in other words, be sure to backup your data before flipping the... Read more...
AT&T admitted earlier this year that Android was on their roadmap. It's obvious that AT&T is lacking in the Android department compared to other carriers; Verizon has a number of DROID phones, Sprint has the EVO 4G, and the original Android phone launched on T-Mobile. But AT&T has continued along with just the iPhone and a few Nokia smartphones here and there; it's not like they really needed to invest in Android with the iPhone being such a huge draw, but now that Android 2.2 is coming, the competition is heating up, and Android is drawing some serious attention. To date, just a single Android phone has shipped to AT&T's shelves: the Motorola Backflip. That's hardly a powerful... Read more...
Sony has won the high-definition format war by backing the Blu-ray standard. Toshiba ran up the white flag over their rival HD DVD format, and things seemed settled. Not so fast. Professor Emerita Gertrude Neumark Rothschild of Columbia University told the US International Trade Commission that she believes she holds not only the patent on the Blu-ray laser, but a host of short-wavelength LED designs as well. She's filed a complaint against Sony and 30 or so companies for all sorts of devices that use the technologies. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States of certain short-wavelength light emitting diodes, laser diodes,... Read more...
This will go over like a lead balloon - I hope.  Time Warner Cable already offers a feature called Start Over in 6 of its 23 markets.  This feature is free and allows you to watch a program from the start, within 30 minutes its beginning - but without the ability to fast forward.  Starting this October Time Warner will offer a new service, called Look Back, which it will eventually expand around the country. The service, called Look Back, will let cable customers watch certain shows later on that they missed, just the way a digital video recorder does, but without an extra monthly fee. The fast-forwarding function will be turned off, however, and consumers will be limited to watching... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that ATI will be shipping standard and Crossfire edition variants of their upcoming R580+ GPU with the same operating frequencies. Traditionally, the Crossfire edition master card trailed the flagship level model in terms of frequency. For the first time, owners of the top of the line cards will be able to have two cards running in Crossfire mode with no forced decrease in core speed. Although a very welcomed change, it is somewhat ironic that this topic is already destined to become a null issue as ATI's upcoming RD600 chipset will not require a Crossfire edition card in order to run two cards in Crossfire mode. Regardless, it will be interesting to see... Read more...
 ECS KN1 Extreme Motherboard Review @ The TechZone: "In order to optimize PC performance, the KN1 Extreme includes NVIDIA nTune, enabling KN1 Extreme to operate at speeds up to FSB 2GHz. And KN1 Extreme has added a second 802.11g LAN connector to make this motherboard ideal for Internet connection sharing over a home network. KN1 Extreme supports four SATA2 ports through the NVIDIA nForce4 single chip as well as two standard SATA ports through the SiS180 controller."  ANTEC Aria Small Form Factor MicroATX Cube Case Review @ Futurelooks: "There are plenty of cube-shaped bare bone systems out on the market these days. However, most of them force you to use their board built... Read more...
Hey folks, we've had some news building up in the box, so it's time for a release :) For something different tonight, I've included a preview of the upcoming game "Pariah", which looks really cool. Really. Well, it's only 11PM but I'm beat, so it's off to bed with me. Goodnight all. High-End CPU Coolers Roundup: The Battle for Silence and Efficiency @ X-Bit labs "Nowadays computer users pay attention not only to performance of their PCs, but also to such characteristic as external design, high stability and silence. Given that modern computers produce incredible amount of heat, coolers play one of the biggest roles in making the PCs comfortable to work on. Today X-bit labs attempts... Read more...