06/07/2011, Is nothing a secret anymore? Unveiled at Nintendo’s E3 press conference, the Wii U‘s controller will sport a 6.2-inch touchscreen that will provide “tablet-like” experiences, include a built-in camera, traditional controls and more. It looks like the Nikkei hit it right on the mark didn’t it? According to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, the Wii U also includes two circle analog circle pads (like on the 3DS), a D-Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, ZL/ZR, […]
06/03/2011, Samsung Infuse 4G Review - This complete review of the Samsung Infuse 4G covers the strengths and the weaknesses of this big -but light- smartphone.
05/31/2011, At a time when 4G LTE is gaining mindshare, T-Mobile will continue to invest and evolve HSPA+ (T-Mobile calls it “4G” too), an incumbent wireless standard that T-Mobile thinks can provide users with the speed they need, in a more cost-effective way. We met with Katherine Barnes in San Diego. She is the Director of T-Mobile’s Product Realization group, and the slide above is part of a larger PowerPoint presentation […]
05/26/2011, Researchers from the State University of North Carolina have published a paper that studies how multi-core processors performance could be improved by studying how bandwidth and prefetching are managed. For the novice, I’ll provide some context: processors can run at incredible frequencies of 3GHz+, however, memory chips often run much slower than that. Therefore, it might happen that the processor “stalls” its work while waiting for data to arrive. “Bandwidth” […]
05/24/2011, In a decade from now, the physical book could be a quaint, archaic remnant of a by-gone past akin to wax records and black & white tube TVs, thanks to devices like the All-New Nook and the new Kobo Touch, essentially ereaders for the rest of us, especially the least tech savvy readers. I got a chance to see the next-generation Nook in action at this morning’s introductory event. Unfortunately, […]
05/21/2011, I have to admit that I was noticeably surprised when I discovered the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the first time – the device is sleek, elegant and its materials do not look cheap. This device is so different than the one I first saw at MWC, the hardware has really improved! Except for the proportions ratio, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks very similar to the iPad 2, it is […]
05/18/2011, Update: It seems that this was not a hack – but rather, Sony’s way of plugging the security hole by taking down the password reset page while they fix the innards before putting it back online. Read the full story here. No, the title isn’t a rehash of what happened nearly a month back, although it serves the same purpose. Freshly put back online, hackers decided to show off their […]
05/17/2011, At the moment, a single company is at the very core of the mobile revolution: ARM. From its glorious debuts as Advanced RISC Machine, a computer maker, to its fall to oblivion, to its re-birth as the premier intellectual property provider for mobile systems on a chip (SoC), ARM is now an undeniably cool company to talk about. In recent weeks, its clout has been so great that rumors of a […]
05/16/2011, The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is the latest, and possibly greatest, Lenovo thin&light ever built. The Lenovo X1 is being touted as “unleashing mobile freedom for businesses”. Lenovo even uses terms like “extreme battery life” or “cutting edge performance”. As you can imagine, it is not always easy to associate extreme battery life or performance with a thin and light, although there are occasional exceptions – so we’re going to see […]
05/15/2011, HP has released a new uber-thin monitor called HP x2301. With a profile of only 9.8mm, the monitor looks impressively thin on a table. Better yet, its 7.7Lbs makes it relatively to transport. I tried to lift one, and it felt very light – for a monitor. It’s basically the weight of many 17″ laptops. The resolution of the HP x2301 is 1980×1080 (1080p), and the image quality looked good. […]
05/14/2011, We live blogged the Google I/O keynote on Wednesday where major announcements were made, including the launch of the Google Chromebook computers manufactured by Samsung and Acer that will be available June 15 in the US for $449 (Samsung WiFi version), $499 (Samsung WiFi+3G version) and $349 (Acer). “The future is on the web”…”in a browser”, Google says, so the search giant is bringing its dream to the market in […]
05/13/2011, Evolving the controller has never been an easy task for any designer. Never mind that Nintendo has completely strayed from the traditional controller in favor of a waggling remote; how do you make the Xbox 360 controller – a gamepad considered to be one the best ones for any system ever and make it better? That’s the challenge Razer took up. Read on to find out if the Onza Tournament […]
05/10/2011, Droid Charge Review - this in-depth review of the Samsung Droid Charge covers key elements of the design, user interface, network speed, battery life and more.
05/09/2011, NVIDIA has just announced the acquisition of a baseband chipmaker called Icera. The company makes the “baseband”, or communications processor that talks to the cell towers. Icera customers include heavyweight Nokia and ZTE. Other system on a chip (SoC) vendors like Qualcomm have a lot of experience in baseband technology and baseband integration on their SoC. That gives them an edge, particularly in the mid-range and entry-level smartphones because highly […]