Windows 8 Motion Sensor Support Detailed

Windows 8's tablet-centric focus means that it's going to pick up a lot of new features to support hardware particular to those devices - Microsoft's Gavin Gear took to...

22 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/25/2012

AMD Q4’11 & FY 2011 Earnings Report: 1.69B Revenue For Q4, 6.57B Revenue For 2011

Late yesterday AMD released their earnings report for Q4 2011 and the entirety of 2011. 2011 was an important year for AMD as they finally shipped their first APUs...

13 by Ryan Smith on 1/25/2012

VLC 'Hack' for Encrypted Blu-ray Playback Capability

VLC is one of the most widely used media players. It was one of the first open source media players to get encrypted DVD playback capability, and now, it...

27 by Ganesh T S on 1/23/2012

Samsung Updates the Firmware of SSD 830 Series, Fixes BSOD Issue

This seems to be a month of SSD firmware updates. Less than two weeks ago, Crucial released a firmware update to fix the issue that caused BSODs after 5184...

24 by Kristian Vättö on 1/23/2012

OCZ Releases Firmware Update for Octane, Increases Random Write Performance

OCZ released a firmware update for its Octane SSD series. The update carries a version number 1.13 and OCZ claims substantial random write improvements. To refresh everyone's memory on...

7 by Kristian Vättö on 1/23/2012

Wilocity Demonstrates 60 GHz WiGig (Draft 802.11ad) Chipset at CES

At CES, I visited Wilocity to learn more about their WiGig chipset and see how close they were to being production-ready. A number of news articles covering Wilocity at...

16 by Ganesh T S on 1/22/2012

TRIM Enabler 2.0 for OS X Lion Released

People are often concerned with the performance of their SSD; is it running as fast as advertised. TRIM is an essential part of keeping your SSD performance up (see...

32 by Kristian Vättö on 1/22/2012

Samsung Launches Series 9 All-in-One PC

Samsung has released Series 9 All-in-One (or simply AIO), and more specifically the model that was released today carries a model number 900A7A. It adopts a similar design as...

15 by Kristian Vättö on 1/22/2012

HD Videoconferencing Solutions at CES: Vidyo & Biscotti

At CES, we had the opportunity to see a couple of HD videoconferencing systems in action. At ShowStoppers, we saw the Vidyo teleconferencing system, and later, on the show...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/22/2012

Windows 8 Mobile Broadband Enhancements Detailed

Using mobile broadband in Windows 8 will no longer require specific drivers and third-party software, says Microsoft's Billy Anders in a Building Windows 8 blog post today. This is...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/20/2012

Netgear at CES 2012: Consumer Networking, Storage and Media Products

It is almost a week since CES got over, but I still have a few meetings from the show that are pending coverage. There isn't much point in just...

1 by Ganesh T S on 1/20/2012

Apple Announces Digital Textbook Availability, iBooks Author App

Apple today announced that it would begin offering digital textbooks on the iPad via its iBooks app. The books, which currently focus on high school-level subjects but will later...

39 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/19/2012

Kingston's SSDNow V+200: More Affordable SandForce

Last year Kingston introduced its HyperX line of SF-2281 based SSDs. HyperX marked the first time SandForce and Kingston ever worked together but the relationship continued. Kingston quietly introduced...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/19/2012

AT&T to Launch New Data Plans For Smartphones, Tablets

Beginning this Sunday, January 22, AT&T will begin offering new data plans to its US smartphone and tablet customers, its first change to the plans since June 2010. The new...

32 by Andrew Cunningham & Manveer Wasson on 1/18/2012

Intel's Performance Tuning Protection Plan: Warranty for Overclockers

I had heard this might be coming, but today Intel made it official. The Performance Tuning Protection Plan is a $20 - $35 plan that you'll be able to...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/18/2012

MIPS Technologies Targets Mobile Push

There are a number of IP vendors in the SoC processor space. ARM, MIPS and PowerPC are the most popular. Each vendor holds the edge in a particular area...

8 by Ganesh T S on 1/18/2012

Alienware's X51 is Coming

Alienware held a launch party in chilly San Francisco, California tonight to launch their upcoming X51 desktop. If you've been following them on Facebook, they've been doing a bit...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/17/2012

CyanogenMod Team Shows Ice Cream Sandwich Running on HP TouchPad

CyanogenMod 9 is creeping closer and closer to release, and we're seeing it running on more devices all the time - the first ones to get development builds were...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/16/2012

Microsoft's ReFS Filesystem for Windows 8 Server Explained

While Windows 8 client machines will continue to use the NTFS filesystem, Microsoft's Surendra Verma has given us some details on Windows 8 Server's new "Resilient File System," or...

18 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/16/2012

AppliedMicro Demonstrates Catalina Based Platforms

The launch of the AppliedMicro's Catalina SoC for the NAS market was covered here. In a follow up to the initial coverage, we visited AMCC at CES to look...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/15/2012
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