Archive for Sep 27, 2011

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

Today we have the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet on the review board. The ThinkPad has the body of a tablet but the head for business. Running on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, but filled with years of business and consumer laptop thoughts and ideas thanks to Lenovo. The ThinkPad tablet helps power users and business professionals alike do more on the go, while managing to stay extremely portable even if it's a bit heavy. We've gave it a quick glance and have plenty of photos and video after the break, so dig in and enjoy.

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Windows 8 reactions on Twitter visualized

Windows 8 reactions on Twitter visualized

Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is getting very positive reactions according to a new infographic put together by social media tracking company MashWork. The company has been tracking tweets about the revamped Windows platform since its first limited preview back in June with a good portion of the reactions collected from the recent Microsoft Build developer conference. Continue after the cut for the full infographic.

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D-Link unveils SmartBeam and new HD Media Router

D-Link unveils SmartBeam and new HD Media Router

D-Link announced today the launch of its SmartBeam technology along with a new Wireless N HD Media Router (DIR-657). The SmartBeam feature will be debut in a new DIR-645 Wireless N Router and promises a stable and interference-free wireless connection from anywhere within your home such that you get strong and consistent wired speeds with the freedom of a wireless home network.

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Battlefield 3 competition to give away $1.6 million

Battlefield 3 competition to give away $1.6 million

The massively popular Battlefield gaming franchise is getting ready to launch its 3rd installment 3 it's about to get even more epic. Electronic Arts and Virgin Gaming are teaming up to create the "largest console video game competition in gaming history." And the prize money they're preparing to give away to hardcore BF3 gamers totals a whopping $1.6 million.

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Verizon to roll out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update for HTC Trophy today

Verizon to roll out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update for HTC Trophy today

Verizon announced that it will begin rolling out the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update to HTC Trophy handsets starting today. Microsoft had just released the Mango update this morning to select handsets such as the HTC HD7, Samsung Focus, and the Dell Venue Pro. Existing Windows Phone 7 users will have to wait for an alert on their handsets to notify them that the update is ready for their device.

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Canon DSLRs may get aperture adjustment rings

Canon DSLRs may get aperture adjustment rings

Canon may soon be offering aperture adjustment rings for its DSLR cameras. Adjusting apertures on modern day DSLRs has been relegated to electronic controls that make it difficult to get a smooth transition between aperture settings, which is especially important when it comes to recording videos. Thanks to a patent application from Canon, we now know that they've been working on addressing this issue.

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Firefox 7 released with improved memory usage

Firefox 7 released with improved memory usage

Mozilla released Firefox 7 today that promises to deliver a faster web browsing experience largely thanks to a much improved memory management system. The browser has always been more of a hog in that aspect and slow to boot in comparison to rivals, but that's starting to change. This new release should be noticeably speedier in several areas, including startup time, tab opening, and HTML5 content.

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Huawei and Discovery partner for the Expedition rugged phone

Huawei and Discovery partner for the Expedition rugged phone

Huawei and the Discovery Channel have partnered up to produce a co-branded mobile phone that's true to the channel's spirit of outdoor adventure. The rugged phone is aptly named the Discovery Expedition and is ready to take on water, dust, and shock. Perhaps, we'll see Bear Grylls toting the phone in an upcoming episode of Man vs. Wild.

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TAG Heuer Mikrotimer, the fastest chronograph watch ever made

TAG Heuer Mikrotimer, the fastest chronograph watch ever made

The TAG Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept watch is being touted as the fastest chronograph watch ever made. The mechanisms inside are so advanced and finely tuned that it can track time down to 1/1000th of a second, which is 300 times faster than a human blink. To see the watch in action, continue after the cut for the demo video.

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Microsoft launches new web-based Windows Phone Marketplace

Microsoft launches new web-based Windows Phone Marketplace

Microsoft rolled out its major Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update today and has also opened the doors to a new web-based Windows Phone Marketplace that's looking rather slick. Perhaps taking a page from Android, Microsoft is allowing users to browse this new web portal and download apps directly to their devices. They've also added a "My Phone" page that lets you easily manage your Xbox Live profile, Windows Live email, SkyDrive, and the Find My Phone feature.

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Apple may unveil iOS 5 voice recognition, but no low-end iPhone

Apple may unveil iOS 5 voice recognition, but no low-end iPhone

Apple sent out invitations this morning for its much anticipated iPhone 5 unveiling event called "Let's talk iPhone," which is scheduled for October 4. Following the announcement, Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, sent out a note to investors revealing that he believed Apple will likely introduce the much rumored voice recognition feature for iOS 5, but that the other long-rumored low-end iPhone 4S will not make an appearance.

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