Nvidia's new Shield is dropping today and the updated tablet packs a number of high-end features. Will gamers bite, considering the increased price tag but better use cases?
Today, Nvidia is announcing the Shield tablet. While normally such launch announcements don’t require much in the way of exposition, Nvidia is in an odd place. Last year, the Shield portable and Tegra Note 7 were the primary mobile devices shipping with Tegra 4. Show More Summary
Behold, the future of personal mobility devices: The Honda Uni-Cub. The Uni-Cub, which is self-balancing and has zero turning radius, is essentially a sit-on Segway without any handlebars. Most importantly, the Uni-Cub is much smaller...Show More Summary
With the introduction of the Lumia 630 and 635 models, we have our first look at the next generation of low cost Windows Phone devices, and the Lumia 630 is a phone with many firsts for this segment. It’s the first phone launched with Windows Phone 8.1 from any manufacturer. Show More Summary
Today, Xiaomi announces the next version of their flagship smartphone, the Mi 4. Much like the OnePlus One, this device is effectively a high end device at a mid-range price. For the most part, this device is very much like the OnePlus One, although there are some crucial differences. Show More Summary
Incredibly hard, long bulges in fanboi pockets this year Apple has asked suppliers to churn out between 70 and 80 million units of the latest iPhone, which is expected to come in two different sizes and hit stores later this year.…
Give it another blast with the XP defibrillator! Clear! >BZZZT The XP replacement bonanza reviving the PC market isn't yet over, with estimates suggesting that one in five biz machines out in the wilds is still running the thirteen year-old OS, an HP exec has told The Channel.…
Android-powered smartwatches get Tizen makeover in US Owners of the original, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the US will soon have the option to switch their devices to the Tizen operating system, a change which might, counterintuitively perhaps, actually be a good idea.…
The Y40 packs a powerhouse combination of a Core i7-4510U processor and 2GB AMD Radeon R9 M275 GPU, which provide plenty of power to keep your frame rates up with current games. This laptop also sports a 1080p anti-glare display, and...Show More Summary
Date rape drugs are shockingly commonplace in nightclubs, college campuses, and private parties across the world. To help solve this problem, a small team from Toronto, Ontario is crowdfunding the pd.id -- the "personal drink ID." With a device the size of a thumb drive, anyone can test to see if a drink has been tampered with.
A mobe that lights up? My God As Apple typically reveals a new iPhone around about this time of the year, speculation on a refreshed smartphone is rife. Today, the rumor mill hit a new low – or high depending on your point of view.…
Air Force One -- the US President's flying fortress -- which has been using the same clunky handsets since the Reagan administration in the '80s, has finally received some slick new phones that are much more in keeping with Obama's 21st century aesthetic. Show More Summary
The real winner of the Nokia sale is drumroll... Nokia Analysis When Microsoft swallowed half of Europe's biggest tech company, it was only a matter of time before it spat something out. And so it has, ending Nokia's thirty-year roller-coaster ride.…
Samsung's original Galaxy Gear was one of the first in an initial wave of Android smartwatches. It ran Android at a time where a smartwatch was not a form factor that Google had anticipated for their operating system. Because of issues...Show More Summary
Intel is determined to shove itself into the mobile market, but it may be doing so in a way that destroys its own chance of ever earning a profit.
Seagate, after hinting in May that it would release 8TB and 10TB hard drives in the next 12 months, has started delivering early samples of its 8TB hard drive to "major customers" (i.e. enterprise customers). Curiously, while Western...Show More Summary
Chinese folk let their fingers do the browsing Mobile devices have edged past PCs when it comes to Chinese online browsing, an official government agency in the People's Republic said on Monday.…
Western Digital launched the first NAS-specific 6 TB drive today. In expanding their Red portfolio, they have brought 6 TB drives suitable for 24x7 operation into the hands of home consumers. Some enterprise-specific 6 TB drives have been around since late last year. Show More Summary
Back in July 2012, Western Digital began the trend of hard drive manufacturers bringing out dedicated units for the burgeoning NAS market with the 3.5" Red hard drive lineup. They specifically catered to units having 1-5 bays. The firmware was tuned for 24x7 operation in SOHO and consumer NAS units. Show More Summary
A lot of cuts, but nothing's actually gone Analysis After Microsoft’s biggest bloodbath, we’re not much wiser about what Microsoft will look like in five years' time. Steve Ballmer turned the focus from PCs to Microsoft devices and services: manufacturing its own devices, and promoting its own services regardless of the platform. Show More Summary