Premium-Inhalt. Wireless technology provider Qualcomm is in advanced talks to acquire Atheros Communications, a major vendor of Wi-Fi chips, according to news reports on Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Can optical drives get new life? That's the idea behind Hitachi-LG Data Storage's concept of hybrid optical drives. First shown at Computex last June, Hitachi-LG Data Storage was showing its hybrid optical drive in action at Storage Visions today.
Premium-Inhalt. These days, the real question with paid optimization software such as Symantec's Norton Utilities 15 ($50 as of January 5, 2011) is not whether it works or how well it functions, but whether you actually need it. With the speed of today's PCs, and with advances in both Windows and its file systems, problems such as disk fragmentation simply aren't the concern they once were.
Premium-Inhalt. WARNING: Overclocking is not for the faint of heart. Do not attempt to hack your phone unless you understand and accept the risks of turning it into a useless "brick."
Premium-Inhalt. If you're intrigued by fancy tablets like the Apple iPad but don't want to lay out $500 and up, you might want to give the Archos 5 Internet Tablet a try. Our reviewers weren't exactly estatic about the device; read our (updated in September 2010) for details. However, if all you want is a basic computing device that can let you read e-mail, browse the Web, and enjoy your videos and MP3s, it might be just the ticket.
Premium-Inhalt. Things change pretty fast in this constantly connected world. But while Pink Floyd may have finally surrendered to the future of music and drug dealers may be distributing iPhone apps, at least we can take solace in the fact that Microsoft is still not funny. The remainders for Tuesday, January 4, 2011 advise you all to take a chill pill.
Premium-Inhalt. Storage company has added two new USB 3.0 devices to their product line up, just in time for CES 2011.
Premium-Inhalt. Google and Microsoft get along about as well as do the Red Sox and the Yankees--that is to say, not at all. But that doesn't mean that you can't get some Microsoft apps working with some Google services.
Premium-Inhalt. Motion Computing on Tuesday showed off a Windows tablet with Intel's upcoming Oak Trail chip package, which is highly power efficient and has strong multimedia capabilities, a company executive said.
Premium-Inhalt. As 4G networks begin showing up in US cities, Novatel Wireless’s Wi-Fi mobile hotspot remains the hottest product in personal mobile networking. Verizon, Virgin Mobile and AT&T are already selling them, and Sprint joined the party today with the announcement of a 3G/4G MiFi of its own.
Premium-Inhalt. When I make stuff--regardless of the material I use--I start by creating a rough sketch of my idea using pencil and paper, and then I launch into the project, typically spending a great deal of time revising and fixing mistakes. In the future, however, I may try to design some projects in Alibre Design 2010 Personal Edition to save time and frustration on the back end. That is, if I can ever master this hobbyist-level CAD program.
Premium-Inhalt. RealPlayer, the venerable (but ) multimedia playback software, is back. With the latest version of the software--it's number 14, but simply goes by the name RealPlayer--Real Networks has enhanced the player's mobile capabilities, smartly taking aim at Android, BlackBerry, and Nokia phones, which lack the native that Apple's iPhone and iPod enjoy with iTunes. I tested the Plus version of the app, and while it works as advertised, I'm not convinced it's worth the $40 premium (price as of January 4, 2011) that it commands over the .
Premium-Inhalt. Lenovo has shown off its first tablet computer, the LePad, and will launch more tablets later this year in a bid to carve out some share in the emerging market dominated by Apple's iPad.
Premium-Inhalt. The company whose promised to "make your computer run fast the way it's supposed to," will pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines and refunds to settle charges that it engaged in deceptive advertising.
Premium-Inhalt. I just love it when I come across a I didn't know I had. Take Just One Club Card for example: Visit the site, enter barcode numbers for your reward cards, and get one big card that contains all the info. No more juggling cards! And since Drop.io closed down, I've been fishing for another good way to share huge files: Enter Crate. Finally, something that's maybe more fun than useful: AeroWeather changes your Windows desktop colors to reflect the weather conditions outside. Sound interesting? Read on for links and details.
Premium-Inhalt. Call it the desert showdown royal. This week at the 2011 in Las Vegas heavyweight tech firms will battle to out shine, out announce, and out buzz their competitors. This year's contenders include makers of mobile apps, devices, , s, and set-top boxes. Each will duke it out on the show floor.
Premium-Inhalt. With a new, cool variation on the Android tablet game, Lenovo Tuesday announced a duo of devices that can act as both an Android tablet and a Windows 7 Laptop. Lenovo’s LePad Slate is a 10.1-inch Android tablet that, when locked into Lenovo’s Ideapad U1, transforms into a fully functional laptop running windows 7.
Premium-Inhalt. Grab a cigar, gang: Sprint's HTC EVO 4G officially has a new sibling.
Premium-Inhalt. At today, announced three new Android tablets and a Windows 7 based slate PC. The tablets, all Android-based, go by the moniker "Eee Pad" while the Windows 7 device is called an "Eee Slate." Each one offers some unique features, from stylus input options to sliding keyboards or docking stations. Unfortunately, we don't yet have exact shipping dates or prices for the Android tablets, and the Eee Slate looks to be fairly pricey.
Premium-Inhalt. Labeling optical media has always been a sticky proposition: Printed labels throw discs out of balance and sometimes ruin the media; using a pen looks sloppy; and you can't use or LabelFlash to etch a label into the top of a disc unless you use specially coated (and pricier) media. Enter Lite-On's LabelTag-capable IHAS524-T98 ($40, price as of January 5, 2011), an internal multiformat DVD burner that creates labels on the data side of any recordable CD or DVD.
Premium-Inhalt. It's Tuesday, time for more security patches from Microsoft right? Not quite. It seems the malware crowd is exploiting Microsoft's routine of releasing fixes on Tuesdays and sending out fake security emails bent on infecting their targets with a worm.
Premium-Inhalt. Lenovo's IdeaCentre All-in-One desktops have been revamped for 2011, offering up a host of new features, and functionality. There's something for everyone here, with 3D displays, multitouch, TV tuners and new processors from AMD and Intel.
Premium-Inhalt. Rumor has it that Microsoft will launch a barebones version of Windows for TV set-top boxes at the in Las Vegas. Given Redmond's success in the home entertainment market--specifically the game console and motion-sensor add-on-it's apparent the company does know how to sell fun gadgetry to consumers, despite its reputation (in some circles) as a PC-centric fuddy-duddy.
Premium-Inhalt. Micron Technology introduced its latest solid-state drive today, taking SSD capacity and performance to the next level. The RealSSD gets its first 25-nanometer NAND flash die-based drive; this .