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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Intel wants to be inside the iPad

Intel’s expertise in miniaturizing transistors could certainly be beneficial to Apple when it comes to shrinking down the processor die size and slashing battery consumption.

Don't let Windows 8 upgrade offers lure you into buying a new PC

Anyone who considers buying a PC on the basis on an upgrade coupon to the next release of Windows needs to see the offer for what it is, which is a lure to get you to spend money on technology that will be superseded in a few months...

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 670

The GeForce GTX 670 comes with a $399 price tag, compared to around $500 for the GeForce GTX 680 and $1,000 for the GeForce GTX 690.

Best Android-powered smartphones

Rather than price, I’m going to look purely at features.

Developer: iOS 5.1.1 already installed on 10 percent of iOS devices

In a matter of a few hours, iOS 5.1.1 already has more than double the market share of Android 4.0.3 and 4.0.4.

Who cares that the iPad 3 is thicker and heavier than the iPad 2?

Not only are the changes so small that we humans don’t notice them, they’re so small as to be mechanically irrelevant. We know this because most cases designed to fit the iPad 2 will comfortably fit the iPad 3.

Microsoft developing Kinect-like controller that uses sound waves

SoundWave utilizes the existing speakers and microphone built into a PC or notebook to detect gestures.

AMD rumored to be preparing Radeon HD 7970 'GHz Edition'

An official Radeon HD 7970 ‘GHz Edition’ card would allow AMD to once again trump NVIDIA, allowing it to retake the fastest GPU crown.

Best Android-powered tablets

While I firmly believe that the iPad is the best tablet out there, there are some fantastic Android tablets on offer.

No Windows 8 DVD playback will mean increased costs, and consumer confusion

While Apple has a streamlined one-size-fits-all OS X edition that contains everything users needs, Microsoft is once again juggling features in order to make one edition of Windows more superior and desirable than another.

LG to launch Google TV sets in U.S. later this month

Production of the new TVs is set to begin at LG’s Mexico plant on May 17, and the first products will be available for purchase as early as May 21.

iPhone touch panel shipments to fall 15-20 percent in Q2 2012

Sources estimate that the overall shipments of touch panels during the second half of 2012 will equal one-third of the shipments seen during in the first half of the year.

Best earphones for your iPhone and iPad

All the earphones listed are fully compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, and all iPad models.

Why you may never see Windows Phone on the Nook

It’s possible that Microsoft has a vision for a unified ecosystem at some point down the line, but right now, it makes more sense for the company to stick with Android.

Jailbroken iPads can now multitask apps

The Quasar windows manager allows standard iOS apps to be run in separate windows. They can also be moved, resized and manipulated in all the ways that you might play with windows on a Windows or Mac system.

Build your own "Ivy Bridge" desktop PC

An Ivy Bridge PC for under $600, built around Intel’s next-generation processor.

Windows 8: How to touch-enable your existing PC without breaking the bank

It’s easy to touch-enable your existing PC without breaking the bank. Here’s one recommendation, but there is one downside to note.

Building a budget PC for under $360

A budget PC for under $360 built around AMD excellent A8 Llano APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

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