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Archive for June, 2011
With the release of the HP TouchPad this Friday, that will bring the tablet market up to four major manufacturers offering what is, ostensibly, an alternative to the iPad. HP, Motorola, RIM and Samsung all have tablet devices that offer attractive specs in arguably decent looking packages, yet none of them can seem to catch a break when being compared to the iPad 2.
If you read the conglomerate reviews of any of these tablets you will invariably get to the bit where it says, Can I recommend buying this instead of an iPad?, and the answer is always no.
Sure, there are qualifiers and in some cases, very real ones, that make one of these options more attractive to certain buyers. If youre already a BlackBerry user, for instance, I suppose that there may be some compelling reasons for you to consider the PlayBook.
GE G100 digital camera : General Imaging announces the new GE G100 camera at the 2011 PMA Australia Imaging and Entertainment Expo. The GE G100 Power Pro Series camera incorporates advanced Aptin A-Pix CMOS pixel technology. Increased shutter speed, the ability to continuously shoot in high speed (10 fps) and enhanced light sensitivity for sharper photo images with vibrant color in low light conditions, are just a few of the advancements found in the new GE G100. Beside taking pictures, the GE G100 camera offers HD video recording in 1080p. Find more…
Club 3D B.V. brings another GeForce GTX 560 Ti CoolStream OC Edition card to market. This new Club 3D GeForce GTX 560 Ti CoolStream OC Edition features the award winning CoolStream thermal solution. Three pure copper, 6 mm diameter thick heatpipes, ensuring an efficient temperature dissipation. In addition to the high quality heatpipes, two big 92 mm temperature controlled fans, provide a dramatically improved airflow (54CFM) compared to the standard GTX 560 Ti design (35CFM).
No need to upgrade to an expensive third party cooler, CoolStream is all you need. The Club 3D GeForce GTX 560 Ti CoolStream OC Edition comes factory overclocked with 880 MHz GPU clock speed offering on average 10% better performance compared to the standard GTX 560 Ti design. Find more…
IDG News Service — There’s little disagreement about what a test report expected this week will say about LightSquared’s proposed LTE network: It knocks out GPS on many devices. There’s far less consensus about what causes the problem and what to do about it.
LightSquared plans to build a terrestrial LTE network to supplement its satellite-based mobile data system across the U.S. But to use its radio spectrum for that purpose, the startup needs to resolve interference with GPS devices that are designed to work on frequencies close to its own. In January, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission ordered LightSquared to convene a joint working group with the GPS industry and test for possible conflicts.
The formal report on that testing was expected early Thursday. A
Eat your heart out, Apple. Sony has announced an ultra-thin business laptop that, in a number of ways, puts the MacBook Air to shame. Despite packing a standard-voltage Sandy Bridge processor, the 13.1″ Vaio Z weighs a scant 2.6 lbs and measures 0.66″ in thickness. Not only that, but the machine can be purchased with an auxiliary Light Peak dock that has a discrete graphics processor inside.
The Vaio Z has a 13.1″ anti-reflective display with a 1600×900 resolution. In its top configuration, the machine packs a 2.7GHz Core i7-2620M processor, 8GB of DDR3 system memory, 512GB of solid-state storage, 3G connectivity, a seven-hour lithium-polymer battery, and other amenities including Bluetooth and 802.11n Wi-Fi.
SEATTLE – Microsoft is making its biggest move into the mobile, Internet-accessible world of cloud computing this week, as it takes the wraps off a revamped online version of its hugely profitable Office software suite.
The world’s largest software company is heaving its two-decade old set of applications — including Outlook email, Excel spreadsheets and SharePoint collaboration tools — into an online format so that customers can use them on a variety of devices from wherever they can get an Internet connection.
It wants to push back against Google Inc, which has stolen a small but worrying percentage of its corporate customers with cheaper, web-only alternatives, which remove the need for companies to spend time on installing software or managing servers.
“It’s obvious that Microsoft has to do this if they’re going to remain competitive with Google,” said Michael Yoshikami, chief executive of money manager YCMNET Advisors.