Archive for February, 2010

Shuttle unveils 3.3cm thick XS35 PC

Shuttle unveils 3.3cm thick XS35 PC

Shuttle is well known for making small form factor computers for use in the home or office. The tiny systems can be used for all manner of things from gaming to HTPC rigs taking up little space. Shuttle has announced its latest SFF PC called the XS35 that will be seen at CeBIT next month.

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Palm CEO: Verizon launch “below expectations”

Palm CEO: Verizon launch “below expectations”

After Palm's dreary financial expectations caused their share price to plummet earlier this week, a leaked email from company CEO Jon Rubinstein has revealed some of the ways the company is looking to boost webOS device sales (together with throw a little blame around).  In the email, Rubinstein admits that "this news is difficult to swallow" but claims to have met with Verizon Wireless who "acknowledged that their execution of our launch was below expectations and recommitted to working with us to improve sales."  Those tactics will include greater training of Verizon reps by Palm's so-called "Brand Ambassadors", together with more advertising.

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SilverStone HDDBOOST gets reviewed: surprise, it really works

SilverStone HDDBOOST gets reviewed: surprise, it really works

SilverStone's HDDBOOST seemed too good to be true: a way to combine an SSD with your existing hard-drive to ramp up performance by up to 70-percent without sacrificing capacity or having to reinstall your OS and software.  Over the years we've grown suspicious of such claims, but according to HardwareCanucks the HDDBOOST really can deliver some of the speed increase it promises.

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