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Amazon MP3 sales up, Apple still rules market
— 12:41 PM on December 17, 2010

More than a few of you will probably get iTunes gift cards in your stockings this year. And why not? With a whopping...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Researchers experiment with nanowires to improve battery efficiency
— 11:05 AM on December 17, 2010

Although this news broke last week, it's particularly interesting in light of yesterday's discussion of the innovations IBM thinks will emerge in the next...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Quad cores will come first for Sandy Bridge laptops
— 6:00 AM on December 16, 2010

If you've been paying attention over the past year or so, you might remember that Intel released quad-core Nehalem-derived mobile CPUs before their dual-core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Windows 8 could be shown at CES next month
— 10:06 AM on December 15, 2010

We might just get a sneak preview of Microsoft's next operating system at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. So suggests the New York Times,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: PC makers warming to Tegra for tablets
— 10:52 AM on December 14, 2010

Despite looking quite promising on paper, Nvidia's Tegra processors haven't exactly been enjoying widespread adoption in the industry (well, unless you count the Zune HD)....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google Cr-48 laptop makes up for beta OS with swanky hardware
— 6:00 AM on December 10, 2010

You know that Cr-48 development laptop Google shipped its Chrome OS beta on? We talked a little bit about the machine two days ago,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Poll: What kind of panel lives inside your LCD monitor?
— 12:56 PM on December 9, 2010

Thanks to the rise of TN panels, LCD monitors have become incredibly cheap. However, some of us are still willing to pay a premium...

Poll Question: • My primary LCD's panel type is:

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel, AMD to phase out VGA by 2015
— 12:17 PM on December 8, 2010

Death to VGA! No, not Spike's painfully lame Video Game Awards (although those could also use the axe) but the analog video connector that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Displays

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Report: iPad 2 may launch as early as February
— 7:00 AM on December 8, 2010

Thank goodness for those gossipers in Taiwan—without them, following industry news would be so much more boring. According to DigiTimes, "sources from Taiwan-based component makers"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google offers first Chrome OS netbooks to testers
— 6:00 AM on December 8, 2010

So the great Internet rumor mill foretold, and so it was! Google has pulled the curtain off the very first Chrome OS laptop, as...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Quantum dots offer OLED alternative for large-scale displays
— 11:52 AM on December 7, 2010

Although OLED displays can now be found in smartphones and extremely expensive televisions, the technology has struggled to ramp up to larger panel sizes. ...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Modest clock speed increases produce GeForce GT 540M
— 11:08 AM on December 6, 2010

There's a new mobile GeForce in town. Sort of. Engadget has word that a GeForce GT 540M has joined Nvidia's stable of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Chrome OS netbooks could launch this week
— 6:00 AM on December 6, 2010

Call it a hunch, but Google might be about to pull the curtain off the very first netbook based on its Chrome OS operating system....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Asus' U36 slips standard-voltage CPUs into slender chassis
— 11:06 AM on December 1, 2010

Asus has quietly released a new thin-and-light laptop based on Intel's current Core 2010 platform. TechConnect caught wind of the system last week,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Arrandale-based Vostro V130 ultrathin starts at $430 with Linux
— 9:29 AM on November 30, 2010

All of a sudden, the floor for CULV 2010 notebook pricing seems to have gone down a good few bucks. Dell has introduced the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft patent promises tactile feedback for touch screens
— 2:17 PM on November 29, 2010

Touch screens are everywhere, and they're only going to become more prevalent as smart phones and tablets continue to grow in popularity. However, for...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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Acer has three slates in the works, one with AMD silicon
— 11:22 AM on November 24, 2010

In addition to the funky dual-screen Iconia notebook Acer introduced yesterday, the company also revealed its plans for a number of more traditional tablets....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Production of slate-bound Atom platform begins
— 9:39 AM on November 24, 2010

Intel has made its intention to release Oak Trail next quarter pretty clear, but judging by a fresh DigiTimes report, we may see the new...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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