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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Roundup: ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte & MSI

By admin | OnWednesday, February 9th, 2011 - No Comments »

A few weeks ago, NVIDIA released the GTX 560 Ti; a graphics card that has proven to be just the right fit for a large cross-section of the current market. AMD did their best to rain on the parade with their own HD 6950 1GB and did succeed to a certain extent even though availability has been a bit spotty and selection is limited. Nonetheless, NVIDIA’s own board partners have forged ahead with a long line of GTX 560 derivatives. The GTX 560 Ti follows very much in the GTX 460’s overclocking footsteps. 

AMD: We’re Benefiting from Intel’s Woes

By admin | OnWednesday, February 9th, 2011 - No Comments »

FOX Business reports that AMD is benefiting from Intel’s current Sandy Bridge platform design “woes” thanks to OEMs and retailers approaching the company for additional supply. The news arrives just after Intel announced that it would resume shipments of the faulty Cougar Point chipsets for use in specific hardware configurations. In an interview with Dow Jones Newswires, Leslie Sobon, AMD vice president of product and platform marketing, said the company has received hardware requests. 

LG Optimus 2X & NVIDIA Tegra 2 Review: The First Dual-Core Smartphone

By admin | OnWednesday, February 9th, 2011 - No Comments »
LG Optimus 2X

In many ways, the smartphone platform has evolved following the same kinds of steps we saw in the early days of the PC – lots of different software and hardware platforms, rapidly changing lead players, faster and faster platform update cadence, the slow emergence of obvious majority leaders. Anand and I have talked extensively about just how striking the similarities are between the PC evolution and the current mobile one, but one of the striking differences is just how much faster that evolution. 

Generate a Résumé from Your Github Account

By admin | OnWednesday, February 9th, 2011 - No Comments »

A few months ago, Nodejitsu co-founder Marak Squires wrote “The day’s of resumes and references for developers are slowly dying.” Squires sends his Github account to potential employers before he sends a résumé. With that in mind, check out My Github Résumé, a web application that will generate a résumé from a Github account. Here’s one for our resident hacker Tyler Gillies:  

Verizon iPhone 4 Reportedly Falls Prey To Death Grip

By admin | OnWednesday, February 9th, 2011 - No Comments »

You’d think that after protracted debacle of the AT&T iPhone 4′s attenuation problems, Apple would have made absolutely certain to fix the issue completely before the Verizon version hit. But this iLounge video indicates otherwise. Antennagate 2.0? To be fair, this hasn’t been a widely reported issue either in reviews or by word of mouth. So let’s take this video—convincing demonstration though it is—with a grain of salt. Like you needed another reason to wait for. 

Apple may be prepping iPad 3 for fall 2011 launch – Rumor

By admin | OnWednesday, February 9th, 2011 - No Comments »

John Gruber of Daring Fireball sparked the first rumors Wednesday when he mentioned that the HP TouchPad may “bump up against the release of the iPad 3″ in a post. HP unveiled the webOS-based tablet Wednesday, though the device will not become available until “later in the summer.” After speculation arose that Gruber’s comments were based on inside information, he clarified his thoughts as mere guesswork in a subsequent post. “My gut feeling is that Apple will. 

Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1 review: the mouse that’s a gamepad, too

By admin | OnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 - No Comments »
Chameleon X-1 review

Peanut butter and jelly. Gin and tonic. Peaches and cream. Some strange combinations make perfect sense paired, but how about the mouse and the PC gamepad? Those two items are what a Hong Kong peripheral manufacturer decided to combine, and the result was the Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1 — a gaming mouse you can flip to find twelve buttons and two miniature analog sticks on the bottom. It works as a gamepad, sure enough, and functions as a one-handed multimedia remote too. But is it any good?. 

iPad 2 Rumors: The Comprehensive Guide

By admin | OnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 - No Comments »
ipad 2 mockup

It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the chatter surrounding the iPad 2. Every day it seems like there’s a new rumor about a new model, a new launch date or even a USB port. It’s a bit overwhelming. That’s why we decided to scour the web for the most prominent iPad 2 rumors and create a comprehensive guide detailing what we think is likely to be in the next generation of the iPad. We’ve picked out our top 10 rumors and provided not only our analysis, but the percentage chance a specific. 

Jason Chen: Gizmodo Editor, Apple Employee?

By admin | OnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 - No Comments »

Either a writer at Luxembourgish newspaper L’essentiel is very confused or we’ve all been seriously deceived. Whichever the case, there’s definitely an article claiming that Gizmodo Editor Jason Chen is “an official from Apple.” The above passage was found in an article about the new Mac App Store and translates like this: “There will be a Mac App Store. This is the best place to discover the applications. This is not the only one, but the best,” boasted. 

Microsoft’s Kinect Selling Twice As Fast As The iPad

By admin | OnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 - 1 Comment
microsoft kinetic

The adoption rate of the iPad was celebrated as the fastest ever in electronics history. Now, less than a year after the tablet’s launch, Microsoft has usurped that distinction with Kinect. Kinect, Microsoft’s new controller-free gaming peripheral for the Xbox 360, has been selling at a breakneck pace, with 2.5 million sensors sold within its first 25 days on the market (Read reviews of the Kinect). As ReadWriteWeb notes, this means consumers have been purchasing Kinect twice as quickly.