Archive for May, 2011

Movie Review: The Hangover Part II

Movie Review: The Hangover Part II

“Chris, I have bad news,” my email starts. I’m sitting in front of my computer, and my room is a mess. My face is dimpled and red. “I messed up,” I continue, “I really messed up. There might be no movie review next week.” I’m about to hit send. My head is hung in shame.

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ARM Expects To Conquer 50% Of Mobile PC Market By 2015

ARM Expects To Conquer 50% Of Mobile PC Market By 2015

As Intel is attempting to gain more of a foothold in the smartphone market, ARM is hoping to advance in the mobile PC market. ARM licenses its chip technology to the likes of NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and a whole slew of other mobile chip manufacturers and thus ARM leads when it comes to smartphones. But the company would like to gobble up more of the mobile PC market pie, which includes netbooks, laptops, and tablets.

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HTC PLAY To Be HTC’s App Store?

HTC PLAY To Be HTC’s App Store?

HTC already has its own video streaming service called HTC Watch and now it looks like the company may be ramping up its own app store to be branded as "HTC PLAY." The mobile device manufacturer recently filed a trademark application with the USPTO, seeking to secure the mark under three major categories that all point to the selling of smartphone apps.

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PlayBook 4G WiMAX Version Revealed By Google Search

PlayBook 4G WiMAX Version Revealed By Google Search

The BlackBerry PlayBook has not been getting much attention lately thanks to the slew of new tablet developments including this morning's ASUS Padfone, but a little Google search revelation has brought the PlayBook back on the radar, if even only a blip. The WiFi version of the PlayBook has been out for some time now, and it's 4G brother may finally be ready to make an appearance.

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Angry Birds Magic brings Rovio’s Game into NFC Reality

Angry Birds Magic brings Rovio’s Game into NFC Reality

If there's one formula that's worked for Rovio thus far with their Angry Birds game series, it's the promise of extra levels. Rovio's newest effort in spreading the love is a new Angry Birds game called Angry Birds Magic. Angry Birds will soon have a feature in which when you tap your NFC-enabled phone to a friend's NFC-enabled phone, you'll unlock several new levels. This feature was revealed to at WIMA 2011 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco - tap unto the future!

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ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula, SABERTOOTH 990FX and M5A99/97 motherboards outed

ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula, SABERTOOTH 990FX and M5A99/97 motherboards outed

ASUS has brought motherboards to Computex as well as tablets and notebooks, with several new AMD 9 Series models offering things like AMD CrossFireX, NVIDIA SLI and Intel ThunderBolt connectivity depending on 'board. The ASUS M5A99/97 Series, the TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX and the ROG Crosshair V Formula all support 990FX/990X/970 chipsets and AM3+ CPUs, with the Republic of Gamers 'board having a ThunderBolt audio/LAN combo expansion card.

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ASUS Padfone: Twice as appealing or doubly-dumb?

ASUS Padfone: Twice as appealing or doubly-dumb?

Maybe it was too many Transformers toys when I was younger, or because I have a frustrated engineer inside me, but I - like plenty of others - can't take my eyes off the ASUS Padfone. The new tablet/smartphone hybrid, fresh (after a leak or two) to Computex 2011 this morning, taps into a geeky, childish "slot this gadget into that gadget and make it better overall" mindset that also left us jonesing for an ATRIX after CES. Question is, after the lust fades, does the reality the Padfone offers actually bear up?

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