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Active Media Products has a thing for tossing out new storage solutions when you least expect thing, and today they're doing just that with an all new SSD in a form factor that doesn't get nearly enough attention. The 2.5" drive, which fits nicely inside of notebooks, gets the most SSD action, while desktops and... Read more...
Nintendo has their Wii remote, Microsoft will soon have their Project Natal, and now, Sony has their PlayStation Move. At the GDC '10 conference in San Francisco, the maker of the PS3 decided to cut loose and unveil the "next generation" in console control, though it's really just a sophisticated improvement upon the... Read more...
Western Digital has found a pretty safe spot when it comes to external storage, and anyone who has followed the industry for any amount of time will notice that the My Book and My Passport lines haven't changed much over the years. Today, WD is adding a slight twist to the existing My Passport line by introducing the... Read more...
Just when you were beginning to think "vaporware," OnLive has delivered in the clutch. Nearly a year after being introduced to the world as the future of remote gaming, this service has finally left the "informational" stage at the GDC Expo in California. For those who missed out on last year's news, OnLive is basically an online streaming... Read more...
Mmm, don't you love the sweet scent of corporate upgrade season? It's the most wonderful time of the year! For those offices that can't justify the bulk purchase of Dell's Precision M4500, there's the new Vostro 3000. This machine slides into Dell's "affordable" business lineup, one that has become progressively more... Read more...
There is just never a break any more, is there? You know we're talking about a break in the flow of notebooks; if it's not HP or Lenovo or MSI, it's Dell or Asus or Acer. Almost every single day a new laptop is emerging, and today Dell is taking it to the business world with the introduction of the "world's most... Read more...
Here's something we have always despised: tangled cords. Here's something we have always loved: flat HDMI cables. Now, headphone maker JAYS is making what amounts to our perfect product: earbuds with tangle-free, flat cabling. We can't believe it has taken this long for someone to do it (on lower-end models), but we're thrilled that this little... Read more...
Intel, at a gaming conference? Yes, it's true, and there is big news coming from the company today at GDC '10. While developers and software engineers gather in San Francisco to discuss the future of gaming, Intel is making a few announcements that they hope will shape the future of PC gaming. With Steam rolling out to (Intel-based) Macs this... Read more...
MSI has an itch, and obviously the only solution is to just ship more machines. After announcing the availability of the X-Slim X360 and the Wind U160 earlier in the week, the company has now said that two versions of the Wind12 U230 are also making their way out to consumers. This machine takes the place of the... Read more...
Docking stations are great; they allow notebooks to become entirely more functional at one's main work desk, and they allow them to become connected with an array of already-place peripherals (printers, mice, monitors, etc.) The only problem that is few notebooks are designed with docking stations that match... Read more...
It's hard to believe that just over a year ago, we began to hear rumors that 3D films would be coming to the cinema. Now, every Dreamworks Animation picture ever will be made for 3D, and almost every major blockbuster (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, etc.) that hits the silver screen has a 3D couterpart for those who... Read more...
Promising to change the Internet as we know it? Far too many companies say this without any real meaning behind it, but Cisco might actually have something that could truly revolutionize the way we enjoy the world wide web. But as with most things that have a Cisco label, it will basically all be done behind the... Read more...
Just when you think you've got your head around Asus' Eee PC netbook family, another one is born. As the siblings continue to increase in number, it's getting harder and harder to keep track of which machine is which, but one thing is for sure: this new one is one of the most promising Eee PCs yet. The Eee PC 1005PR ships with Windows 7 Starter,... Read more...
Wireless charging, believe it or not, isn't really new any more. It has been around in one form or another for years now, and Palm's Touchstone brought the technology firmly into the smartphone field. Powermat also has adapters that enable pretty much any smartphone to benefit from contact charging, but Case-Mate is hoping to step things up... Read more...
Just because Microvision's SHOW WX laser pico projector shipped somewhere in the world, it doesn't mean that U.S. consumers have been able to easily find one. Today, the company announced that their flagship product is now available and on sale in America, with a special limited edition bundle heading things up... Read more...
MSI has been steamrolling lately, with a whole bunch of new notebooks hitting the market recently to suit those looking for netbooks, business machines and multimedia power houses. The latest machine to prop up MSI's lineup is the X-Slim X360, which comes equipped with a Core i5 CPU, Intel's Turbo Boost/Hyper-Threading technology, 9 hours... Read more...
Last month, Google shook up the ISP landscape in a big way, and all with the stroke of the (digital) pen. The company announced that they would soon begin testing a 1Gbps home fiber network, which could provide home Internet speeds that could only be realized in one's imagination before. Needless to say, Americans... Read more...
Right now, smartphones are all the rage. Every new phone that comes out seems like a smartphone, and if it's not, it gets overlooked and brushed aside within hours of being announced. Put simply, if a phone can't check your e-mail or update your Twitter status, it really has no place in American society right now. It's an interesting situation,... Read more...
Broadband Internet. It's a luxury that many of us take for granted, and if it goes out even for a few minutes, we get up in arms about the outage. We expect it to always be there, and we expect it to always work perfectly. Frankly, we don't give a single thought as to how life was pre-broadband. In fact, we probably complain more often than... Read more...
We aren't sure what took so long, but we're very glad that the wait is over. Google's Android operating system has made an indelible mark on the smartphone market segment, and it's the first major OS to rival the iPhone in a serious way. Palm's webOS was certainly revolutionary, but not enough mainstream consumers... Read more...
For the longest time, there were two main choices when it came to selecting a digital camera. You either purchased a DSLR, or you purchased a point and shoot. Needless to say, both of these options provided drastically different results, and there has been little in the middle to satisfy those who didn't want to jump... Read more...
Here's a name you haven't heard in awhile: Sceptre. The company has been making LCDs, TVs and other monitors for years now, but it has definitely been awhile since it was able to product something to take on the offerings out now from Dell, Samsung, Sharp and the rest of the gang. Making a play for business in the "my current LCD is too tiny"... Read more...
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