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As the saying goes, you either run with the big dogs or stay on the porch. Dish Network has chosen the former, joining a growing number of content providers to jump on the online video bandwagon with a new video portal, DishOnline.com. This is Dish Network's take on "TV Everywhere," which will let users watch full episodes of movies online, get exclusive behind the scenes extras, excerpts, and previews, and program their DVR boxes from anywhere they're able to hop online. "People are shifting where they watch video, and I want to shift with them," said Dave Shull, Dish's senior vice president for programming, said in an interview. Currently in beta form, DishOnline.com is teasing viewers with... Read more...
Soon, Dish subscribers will be able to watch live television via their mobile devices at no extra cost. In September, Dish Network is planning to launch an app for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and BlackBerry devices that will enable this functionality. An app for Google's Android OS will launch in October. In order to take advantage of the new feature, users will need the mobile app as well as special hardware. One option is Sling Media's SlingBox, which sells for $180 to $300. Alternatively, Dish subscribers could opt to upgrade to Dish's high-definition digital video recorder with SlingBox features. If you choose this latter option you'll need to pay $10 per month for multiple DVR service,... Read more...
You hear that noise? That's the sound of the 3D bandwagon headed in your direction, and everyone's jumping on. That includes Toshiba, which has made available its first 3D laptop, the Satellite A665-3DV. Sure, the name is a little boring, especially since Toshiba is blazing a new trail for themselves, but the hardware inside is bit more exciting, starting with the Core i7 740QM processor. In addition to one of Intel's latest and greatest mobile chips, the A664-3DV also comes equipped with a 15.6-inch LED backlit display. Other specs include 4GB of DDR3 memory, Nvidia GeForce GTS 350M graphics, a 640GB hard drive, Blu-ray drive, webcam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, backlit keyboard, and Windows 7 Home Premium... Read more...
In addition to the 3D-Ready laptop we told you about earlier, Toshiba is expanding its consumer laptop line with quite a few new models. First up are the new Satellite A665 and Satellite M645. Both of these models are feature-packed entertainment laptops with two new features: Toshiba Sleep-and-Music and Resolution+ DVD Upconversion. Sleep-and-Music lets you play music through the laptop speakers while it is powered down. As you might guess from its name, Resolution+ DVD Upconversion will upconvert standard-definition movies to improve the look and feel of the picture and make it more like HD. The Satellite A665 starts at $799.99 and Satellite M645 at $729.99; both models come in two screen sizes... Read more...
All aboard! It's time to jump on the 3D bandwagon, at least that's what Toshiba wants you to do, which is co-conducting the three-dimensional ride in the mobile market with its new Satellite A665 3D-ready laptop. And the the other co-pilot? That would be Nvidia, whose 3D Vision Technology provides the engine for this 3D ride. Your ticket costs $1,600 and comes in the form of a 15.6-inch laptop with an LED backlit widescreen display and 120Hz scan rate. Toshiba managed to pack some respectable hardware into its latest Satellite, including an Intel Core i7 740QM processor, Nvidia GeForce GTS 350M graphics with 1GB of discrete GDDR3 memory, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 640GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi,... Read more...
Toshiba is expanding the Satellite T135 lineup with new AMD Turion Neo X2-powered models. With these new models, you'll get a similar 13-inch notebook as the Intel-powered models but for a price that's about $100 less. In addition to the AMD Neo processor platform, the T135D offers ATI Radeon graphics. As a result, you get the versatility of a dual-core processor as well as increased multimedia capabilities. In the following pages, we'll take a closer look at the Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 to find out how it and the AMD Turion Neo X2 processor compare to other thin-and-light ultraportable laptops, especially those powered by Intel... Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 Review  ... Read more...
Last year, Toshiba announced the Satellite T135 series, a line of thin-and-light ultraportable laptops that offered a good balance of performance and price. Toshiba got our attention with this line so we reviewed the Satellite T135-S1310RD, an Intel Pentium SU4100 powered machine that featured an ultra-low voltage processor. At a time when many thin-and-light notebooks were using Atom processors, the higher-powered dual-core SU4100 in the T135-S1310RD definitely caught our eye. Fast forward to this year and Toshiba is expanding the Satellite T135 lineup with new AMD Turion Neo X2-powered models. With these new models, you'll get a similar 13-inch notebook as the Intel-powered models but... Read more...
You can hardly talk about U.S. military and defense systems without mentioning Raytheon. The same company that introduced an iPhone app for the battlefield a few months ago has just announced a huge contract win that could change the way GPS is viewed and used forever. And if you've ever wished that you could find a signal in a crowded city or have a GPS unit with more accuracy, there's a good chance you'll appreciate this.The United States Air Force has selected Raytheon for an "initial contract of $886 million to develop a new element of the Global Positioning System to improve the accuracy of information from GPS satellites." GPS is fantastic, and it's even available on most smartphones, but... Read more...
Toshiba announced the new Portégé M780 Tablet PC and Satellite Pro U500 laptop with multi-touch display. Both laptops target students, educators and business professionals with their touch capabilities. The laptops take advantage of the built-in touch capabilities of Windows 7 Professional, letting you scroll through Web pages and documents with your finger. The laptops also come with Toshiba’s touch-enabled ReelTime and Bulletin Board applications. The Portégé M780 Tablet PC builds on the success of its predecessor by offering Intel Core processors, faster DDR3 memory, Toshiba’s eSATA/USB combo port with Sleep and Charge, and a 12.1–inch diagonal LED backlit display. Toshiba’s EasyGuard technology... Read more...
Toshiba announced the new Tecra A11 and the new Qosmio X500 laptops for business users. The company also added to the Satellite Pro Series with the new Satellite Pro L450 and Satellite Pro L500 business laptops. The new Tecra A11 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor and features a 10-key numeric keypad. The A11 also offers the new 2010 Intel Core processors, a 15.6-inch display, and a number of optional upgrades such as the NVIDIA GeForce 512MB graphics card. The Qosmio X500 laptop targets users with demanding computing needs such as engineers, designers and content creators. This laptop features a 2010 Intel Core i7-720QM quad-core processor with Turbo Boost Technology, NVIDIA GeForce... Read more...
We're seeing more and more CULV notebooks hit the market these days. The growing sector of Consumer Ultra Low Voltage machines attempts to bridge the gap between lower cost netbooks and full-size notebooks, offering a more powerful chip than the ubiquitous Atom options we see in netbooks, but one that consumes less power than the mainstream Core 2 Duo processors we see in many full-size notebooks. The Toshiba Satellite T100 Series fits in the CULV segment and attempts to offer the comfort and convenience of a standard laptop in an ultra-thin package. As the larger model in the T100 series, the T135 we look at ths in article features Windows 7, a 13.3-inch widescreen display and measures only... Read more...
We're seeing more and more CULV notebooks hit the market these days. The growing sector of Consumer Ultra Low Voltage machines attempts to bridge the gap between lower cost netbooks and full-size notebooks, offering a more powerful chip than the ubiquitous Atom options we see in netbooks, but one that consumes less power than the mainstream Core 2 Duo processors we see in many full-size notebooks. The Toshiba Satellite T100 Series fits in the CULV segment and attempts to offer the comfort and convenience of a standard laptop in an ultra-thin package. As the larger model in the T100 series, the T135 features a 13.3-inch widescreen display and measures 1.35 inches at its thickest point, while the... Read more...
Toshiba is planning to offer various Satellite and Qosmio laptops with Windows 7 beginning October 22. Toshiba's range of laptops with Windows 7 Home Premium will include the Satellite U500 Series, Satellite M500 Series, Satellite A500 Series, Satellite P500 Series, Satellite L500 Series, Satellite T100 Series, and the Qosmio X500 Series. Toshiba also plans to offer Windows 7 Starter on the Toshiba mini NB200 Series netbooks. In a separate announcement, Toshiba also introduced two new Satellite laptops that will feature touch screens. The new Satellite U505 Touch and Satellite M505 Touch models will enable users to flick through photos, shuffle files, browse online, and play games using Windows... Read more...
Remember the satellite phone? You know, those oftentimes huge cellphones that are seen occasionally in sci-fi flicks and every other episode of 24? Believe it or not, there's still quite the market for those things, despite the surge in network expansion from mobile operators across the globe.To serve said niche, TerreStar Corporation has this week launched what amounts to the world's largest commercial satellite, with the goal of "providing first-of-its-kind high-speed Internet and wireless voice service from space." The launch really couldn't come at a better time, given that the US government just unleashed $4 billion for use in rural broadband expansion. Without a doubt, satellite Internet... Read more...
We're not sure what's up with all of these companies busting out "back-to-school" machines in late June, but we're downright saddened by it. While kids attempt to enjoy their summer break, firms like Toshiba are helping them remember that next term is just months away. Today, Toshiba has revealed a new slate of notebooks, the Satellite A, M, P and U Series machines.According to the company, The Satellite M and Satellite U Series offer great multimedia performance and everyday mobility, while the more powerful Satellite A and Satellite P Series, deliver an excellent platform for powering HD entertainment. The new Satellite laptop models are available today in both Intel and AMD CPU configurations,... Read more...
While satellite phones were last hot during the original Jurassic Park, there's apparently still a market out there for folks who find themselves in some of the world's most remote locales. TerreStar Corporation and SkyTerra are attempting to do what rivals Iridium and Globalstar haven't been able to: launch a serious sat phone service without having to resort to bankruptcy just years after the initial investment. In two months, TerreStar is expected to shoot a massive commercial satellite into space, some 22,000 miles above Planet Earth. Once there, the device will lay out an "umbrella of gold mesh" that measures 60 feet across and aims directly at the United States. This antenna net will provide... Read more...
Two large communications satellites, one American and one Russian, collided in space 490 miles over Siberia, NASA reported Wednesday. The collision involved an Iridium commercial satellite, launched in 1997, and a Russian satellite, Cosmos 2251, which was launched in 1993 and believed to be non-functioning.The Iridium satellite weighed 1,234 pounds, and the Russian craft weighed 1,984 pounds. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Les Kodlick of the U.S. Strategic Command said: "We believe it's the first time that two satellites have collided in orbit."Previous collisions have apparently involved pieces and parts. Meanwhile, Mark Matney, an orbital debris scientist at Johnson Space Center in Houston, said:... Read more...
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Google-sponsored GeoEye-1 satellite, which was launched on September 6, has begun capturing image data from its orbit 423 miles above Earth. The satellite had been undergoing calibration and check out since launch, but transmitted its first, full color half-meter ground resolution images yesterday.Although the first images released from the Satellite are half-meter ground resolution, GeoEye-1 is actually capable of capturing much more precise images. Due to U.S. licensing restrictions, commercial customers--like Google--can only be given access to imagery that has been processed to half-meter ground resolution. But the GeoEye-1 satellite actually... Read more...
Long gone are the days when the primary differentiating factors between competing laptops models were just battery life and weight.  Don't be mistaken--battery life and weight are still important; but with so many folks now using a laptop as their only computer, laptop manufacturers have stepped up their efforts on the very look of their notebook designs, as well as piling on enough features to make you never miss a desktop PC.  Apple, of course, leads the charge with the sleek designs and user-friendly interface of its MacBook line of laptops.  Dell and Lenovo have also had success with their updated designs. Recently, long-time computer manufacturer, Toshiba, has done a complete... Read more...
Long gone are the days when the primary differentiating factors between competing laptops models were just battery life and weight. Don't be mistaken---battery life and weight are still important; but with so many folks now using a laptop as their only computer, laptop manufacturers have stepped up their efforts on the very look of their notebook designs, as well as piling on enough features to make you never miss a desktop PC. Apple, of course, leads the charge with the sleek designs and user-friendly interface of its MacBook line of laptops. Dell and Lenovo have also had success with their updated designs. Recently, long-time computer manufacturer, Toshiba, has done a complete refresh of its... Read more...
If Toshiba has its way, fingerprint authentication is about to become passé. Toshiba Satellite laptops with Toshiba's "Fusion finish" (the Satellite U400, M300, A300, and P300 models) will all come standard with "Toshiba Face Recognition" software. Instead of logging in with a traditional typed password, Satellite users can get access to their systems by having their faces scanned by the Satellite's integrated webcam and then compared against a database of stored images of the users' faces. A press release from Toshiba stated:“Toshiba prides itself on making laptops that stand out in the marketplace,” said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information... Read more...
Just in case you're the type who like to jump right down to the news, we’re writing to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance, and overall value of Toshiba’s new Satellite X205-SLI4 gaming notebook.  The Toshiba Satellite X205-SLI4 is a feature-rich laptop geared toward mobile gaming, with a potent Core 2 Duo T8100 processor, plenty of memory and storage, and SLI ready GeForce 8600M GT GPUs.   This notebook also sports an HDTV tuner and a gorgeous 17” WSXGA+ LCD with TruBrite Technology.  Click the link below and check it out...Toshiba Satellite X205-SLI4 Gaming Notebook... Read more...
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