I was an early fan of Windows Phone 7. I remember completely switching over to the platform for about a month back in 2010, and being relatively happy. It wasn’t until I needed tethering support (which didn’t exist in the first release of WP7) that I had to move away. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s software and hardware update cadence for Windows Phone couldn’t pull me back. In its first three years of existence, Windows Phone received roughly the same number of major updates as Android and iOS. From 2010 - 2013, Google took Android from Gingerbread to KitKat, Apple revved iOS from version 4 to 7, and Microsoft gave us Windows Phone 7, 7.5 and 8.0. At best, you can consider the software release cadence competitive. At...

Jasper Found in the Wild: 65nm Xbox 360s are Appearing

After entirely too long, Jasper has finally been discovered in the wild.

22 by Michael Andrawes on 11/28/2008

The Jasper Hunt Continues: Still Looking for the 65nm Xbox 360

So far, there has yet to be a confirmed Jasper sighting, despite a lot of false information. I don't have a lot of new info myself, but I did...

17 by Michael Andrawes on 10/24/2008

Jasper Hunting 101: Waiting for the 65nm Xbox 360

On the verge of buying a new Xbox 360? The first models to include a 65nm GPU and CPU are on their way. Their arrival is imminent...

43 by Michael Andrawes on 10/6/2008

Apple's iPhone 3G Firmware 2.1 Update: More Battery Life?

I ran some quick tests on the latest iPhone firmware which claims to improve battery life. While talk times didn't improve, battery life while using data did go up.

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2008

Anand Reviews the Apple iPhone 3G

It's time for round two of the iPhone. Apple managed to create and steal its own hype with the iPhone 3G. On the one hand we got...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2008

iPhone 3G Preview - Buying Today? Find out if you Should

We're hard at work on a full iPhone 3G review, but here are some of our initial impressions for those of you buying today. The big features are...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2008

iPhone 3G - First Battery Life Results

We just got the first battery life test results back, and as expected, they aren't good. The iPhone 3G lasts a bit over 3 hours in 3G mode...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2008

Anand's Home Theater PC - Part I: The First Builds

I've been building a theater now for several months, but more recently I've been focusing on building a HTPC to drive the whole thing. Follow me on my...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/1/2008

iPod vs. Zune: January 2008 High End MP3 Player Roundup

We're re-launching our gadget coverage, starting with a look at the latest high-end MP3 players from Apple and Microsoft

50 by Ryan Smith on 1/21/2008

Microsoft's Xbox 360 goes 65nm: Falcon Dissection and Power Consumption

With Intel shipping 45nm CPUs and AMD is moving 55nm GPUs, it's about time that Microsoft made the transition to 65nm in the Xbox 360. We tell you...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/15/2007

No 3G on the iPhone, but why? A Battery Life Analysis

We look at the impact of 3G vs. EDGE on battery life, as well as Wi-Fi vs. EDGE on the iPhone. Did Apple make the right decision by...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/13/2007

Apple's iPhone: The Future is Here

In the coming pages we'll walk through the iPhone, looking at what it does right and what it does wrong.  We'll figure out what it needs, and maybe what...

82 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/2/2007

Apple's iPhone Dissected: We did it, so you don't have to

Want to know what's inside the iPhone? So do we.

40 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/29/2007

Apple iPhone: Unboxed

Like many others waiting in line around the country, we finally laid hands on our iPhone. As we work on the review we'd like to provide you with some...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/29/2007

The New Theater 650 TV Tuner Solution from ATI

The latest installment of the Theater series of TV tuner cards from ATI has some impressive new features. We'll take a look at them and see how the 650...

78 by Josh Venning on 6/14/2006

NVIDIA DualTV MCE TV Tuner

The NVIDIA DualTV MCE looks to be a cut above the rest with the ability to record/watch two separate programs at once. We'll see how it compares with two...

68 by Josh Venning on 5/19/2006

Speech Recognition - Ready for Prime Time?

Have you ever tried out speech recognition and been underwhelmed? Do you yearn to play the role of Scotty and call out instructions to your computer? We...

38 by Jarred Walton on 4/21/2006

HTPC – TV Tuner Reviews

Ever thought of using your PC as a Home Theater device? We have some advice along with several of the more interesting TV Tuners, and we're going to put...

77 by Jarred Walton on 12/7/2005

X-Fi and the Elite Pro: SoundBlaster's Return to Greatness

Creative has jam-packed quality and features galore into their newest line of sound cards based on X-Fi technology. The end result is a very high quality product, but is...

110 by Derek Wilson on 8/30/2005

Winter Audio Reference: On-Board, Consumer, and Pro Solutions

AnandTech is bringing back audio reviews with a look at offerings from Creative, Intel/Realtek, and Echo Audio.

89 by Derek Wilson on 2/3/2005

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