04/08/2011, Many gamers were pretty disappointed when Crysis 2 launched without Direct X 11 support. It was a game that was meant to raise the bar for computer game graphics but it had shipped without the ability to take full advantage of the latest graphics cards available on the market. Obviously people cried foul, and it seems Crytek has heard those cries. Well, Tom Ebsworth, the community manager at MyCrysis and […]
03/16/2011, The Samsung Galaxy Player that was first unveiled at CES 2011 in January has been officially announced today. The Samsung Galaxy Players are basically Galaxy S phones – minus the phone capabilities. It runs on Android, supports various multimedia formats natively thus eliminating the need to transcode or convert files before playback. This means that you’ll be able to drag and drop video content in formats such as DivX, Xvid, […]
03/02/2011, Sprint has recently sent out invitations to the media about an upcoming conference they will be holding on March 22 during the CTIA event. With no clue to what they might be showing off, besides the vague tagline, “Sprint pulls back the curtain with the latest in wireless innovation at CTIA,” it’s anybody’s guess to what they mean. Fortunately March 22 is only a few weeks away and we won’t […]
01/20/2011, IBM and ARM have announced that they will be partnering on advanced semiconductor technologies that are designed to power the next generation of mobile gadgets. The goal of the partnership is to create 14nm chips that will be suitable for better power management, longer battery life and also better multimedia support, feats that we’d definitely welcome in any device.
01/13/2011, OCZ is a well-known company that offers DRAM modules for PC enthusiasts, especially those who love performance. If you’re an OCZ fan, the bad news is that the company has announced that it’s abandoning the market. While it’ll come as a shock to many, the reality is that the market for computer memory is a tough one and the company will now place its focus on solid state drives (SSD). […]
01/12/2011, Despite CES ending a few days ago, Sprint still has some announcements in the bag for us. The carrier has begun to send out invitations to a press event that will be held early next month in New York City. There isn’t any indication of what will be announced on February 7th, which is a week before Mobile World Congress 2011, so we’re left guessing. The only hint we’ve got […]
01/10/2011, We previously caught some leaked information on the Best Buy Buy Back Program, now the company has made the program official, allowing users to trade in their laptops, netbooks, tablets or smartphones for a percentage of the device’s original value, a feature that Best Buy touts as “future proofing”.
01/08/2011, The Wall Street Journal has reported some very interesting news. Apparently according to a source familiar with the matter, Verizon will be releasing the iPhone around the end of the month. Big Red has invited reporters to a press event next Tuesday, and that is where they are expected to announce the big news. Because of Apple’s track record of releasing phones between two and four weeks after they announce […]
01/06/2011, [CES 2011] It looks like Verizon is really stepping up their game with their 4G network. After launching their 4G LTE network last month with only a couple of modems to make use of it, they have finally decided to launch some new devices this year. Verizon announced 10 new devices that will take advantage of their 4G network – 2 notebooks, 4 phones, 2 tablets and 2 mobile hotspots, […]
01/05/2011, With 2010 just a few days behind us, the folks over at Roku have some happy announcements to make. The company has hit a pretty significant milestone, serving over 1 billion streams to TVs, ensuring that the company is competing with cable companies and getting some significant viewing time. Is this something that cable companies have to start sweating over?
12/23/2010, For those of you who are affected by Skype’s downtime, fret not, help is on the way. According to a blog post on the official Skype blog, Peter Parkes, Skype’s blogger-in-chief announced that the downtime is caused by their supernodes going down. He explains that Skype isn’t like other conventional phone or IM networks – it relies on individual connections between computers and phones to keep things up and running […]
12/19/2010, Google has released a slight improvement to its search results that it hopes might help consumers out there avoid problematic sites. The search giant has already been providing notices for malware for years and now it’s expanding the search results notifications to help people avoid sites that may have been compromised and altered. When such a site is detected, Google will also attempt to contact the webmaster via the Webmaster […]
10/05/2010, Motorola has been really busy unveiling its Android-powered phones today and next up is the Motorola Spice, which is a portrait QWERTY slider phone with a BACKTRACK touchpad at the back of the phone, allowing you to easily navigate websites without having to obstruct your view of the webpage. The Motorola Spice will be available in Q4 of 2010, though pricing wasn’t mentioned just yet. If you’ve been looking for […]
10/04/2010, Verizon has just announced a third member to Casio’s rugged G’zOne line of phones with the G’zOne Ravine, which sports a clamshell form factor less commonly found in rugged phones. As expected, the phone conforms to the MIL-STD-810G standard and is dust-, water-, shock-, and vibration-, resistant, along with being able to deal with humidity, salt fog, solar radiation, high and low temperatures. Three sensors are included in this phone, […]