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  • News: Sonar Gauntlets Ping a Way for the Blind

    GPS and Google Maps have been a big help for those of us without a sense of direction, but what if you couldn’t see anything at all? That’s where devices like the Tacit, a wrist-mounted sonar device, come into play.

  • News: Cheaper iPhone 4? Routine for Apple, says analyst

    Talk of a lower-priced iPhone 4 sweeping news outlets and Apple blogs today isn't exactly a shock, an analyst said today.

  • News: Microsoft throws support behind USB 3.0 with Windows 8

    Microsoft is incorporating a software stack in its upcoming Windows 8 OS to natively support devices based on the USB 3.0 interconnect, which is in a battle for adoption with Intel's Thunderbolt.

  • News: Facebook tweaks site to clarify who can see what

    Facebook is making a series of design changes to the site to make it clearer to users who can see the content that they post, an issue Google has been criticizing Facebook about since it launched its own social network, Google+, in June.

  • News: HighPoint unveils USB 3.0 expansion card for Mac Pro

    If you have a Mac Pro (which have yet to be updated with Thunderbolt) and a USB 3.0 hard drive, you can take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds by installing HighPoint's new RocketU Quad USB 3.0 PCI-E card. The RocketU features four USB 3.0 ports, with each port rated at 5Gbps (USB 2.0 is rated at 480Mbps). The RocketU can be used with USB 2.0 drives, but there isn't any added speed benefit.

  • News: The Future of HP's WebOS: A FAQ

    Hewlett-Packard may be giving up on making webOS devices such as the Pre 3 and Veer smartphones and TouchPad tablet, but executives at the company say committed to developing its mobile platform. HP appears convinced it can wring some value from the mobile OS it picked up after purchasing Palm last year for $1.2 billion.

  • News: Twitter, Facebook light up after East Coast quake

    Just moments after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter and Facebook lit up with the news.

  • News: Start-up Pure Storage emerges with all-SSD array

    Pure Storage, a start-up that just received $30 million venture funding, has announced an all-NAND flash storage array that it said can compete with traditional hard drive-based systems on price.

  • News: Virginia 5.9 quake shutters reactors, disrupts cell phone service

    A 5.9-magnitude earthquake centered in central Virginia disrupted cell phone service and closed two nuclear reactors, numerous bridges and tunnels in East Coast cities on Tuesday afternoon.

  • News: 4 Reasons to Use GroupMe for Work

    Skype, which Microsoft bought in May, said Monday it will buy the group messaging service GroupMe. GroupMe, created last year at the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon, went for a rumored $85 million, according to AllthingsD. For now, GroupMe will remain a standalone application, according to the company, but expect changes.

  • News: Facebook tweaks site to clarify who can see what

    Facebook is making a series of design changes to the site to make it clearer to users who can see the content that they post, an issue Google has been criticizing Facebook about since it launched its own social network, Google+, in June.

  • News: China hacking video shows glimpse of Falun Gong attack tool

    The clip shows up without explanation, lasting for about six seconds during a rather mundane documentary about hacking produced by the state-sponsored China Central Television

  • News: HP releases 3Par storage system, federated storage software

    As part of its Converged Storage portfolio, Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced new federated storage software, Peer Motion, which enables admins to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments.

  • News: Google fiber network beta goes live at Stanford

    Some lucky Palo Alto, Calif., residents are getting a glimpse of what Google's new fiber network will soon deliver to Kansas City, Kan.

  • News: Major backlight unit supplier for Apple's iPad 3 revealed

    Taiwanese firm Radiant Opto-Electronics will be the biggest supplier of backlight units (BLUs) for the iPad 3, it has been reported.

  • News: EnterpriseDB revs up Oracle attack with new management tools

    EnterpriseDB could increase the relevance of its database to Oracle shops with a new toolset, announced Tuesday, that can manage many servers at once.

  • News: Oracle quadruples capacity of virtualization software

    Oracle has updated its server virtualization software with greater policy control and more connectors for storage systems, the company announced Tuesday.

  • News: Feedback: Taskbar Tip, Gmail Management, Antivirus Help

    Readers are so much smarter than me. (Don't tell my boss.) Take Renee, who wrote in regarding last week's Hassle-Free PC, "Keep Your Wi-Fi Secure, Quick Windows Tips." In it I noted that Windows 7 doesn't allow you to pin folders to the Taskbar, and I explained how to set up a keyboard shortcut instead.

  • News: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Hits the Market

    Lenovo’s business-orientated tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet, is now available for order and should start shipping within a week. The 10-inch Android device, which Lenovo officially announced a little more than a month ago, boasts an impressive mix of consumer and business-friendly features that might please both you and your IT department.

  • News: Samsung releases mobile devices in Africa

    Samsung Electronics has launched a smartphone, two tablets and a netbook in Africa.



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