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Mixed Baggage: AOL Struggles Forward

It's been a few months since we covered AOL's controversial new business strategy and surprising purchase of The Huffington Post. The company released its first quarter results earlier this week—is there any good news underneath the bad? A little, as it turns out. Global display advertising revenue (this refers to large, flashy ads)...

 
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JPR Figures Show Nvidia Losing Market Share

Jon Peddie Research has released its Q1 2011 estimates, and the figures don't favor Nvidia. The research firm tracked strong gains for Intel and AMD (in terms of volume). AMD's total share of the GPU market rose to 24.8 percent, up from 21.5 percent a year ago (a gain of 24.8 percent total).  Intel came in at 54.4 percent, 9.7 percent...

 
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Don't Hold Your Breath Hoping for an iPhone 5 This Summer

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but if you're an Apple fan patiently waiting the release of the iPhone 5, you may be in for a surprise. Historically speaking, you would expect a new iPhone announcement at the upcoming Wordwide Developers Conference in early June, just as Apple has done in recent years. But according to reports, there...

 
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Intel Announces New 22nm 3D Tri-gate Transistors

Intel announced a major technology shift today in a move that fundamentally changes how the company will build transistors in the years to come. Starting with Ivy Bridge, Intel is adopting what it calls Tri-Gate (3D) transistors. Up to this point, Intel has relied on conventional bulk silicon, but its ability to scale this base technology...

 
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State Farm's iOS App Grades Your Driving

State Farm has just released an iOS application called Driver Feedback. The app uses your iDevice's accelerometer and GPS to "grade" your driving. It monitors the three driving behaviors that are the riskiest, and thus need to be tracked are hard acceleration, hard braking, and hard cornering. Since we know that iPhone is very good at tracking...

 
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Digital Storm's Enix Gaming System Reviewed

It's been a busy spring for OEMs, and Digital Storm is no exception. Earlier this year, Intel was forced to suspend shipments of Sandy Bridge's accompanying Cougar Point chipset while it fixed a design flaw. This, in turn, left both system OEMs and retail motherboard vendors no choice but to suspend/delay their own Sandy Bridge-based products....

 
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AT&T Enhances AT&T Smart Limits For Wireless

AT&T is adding two new enhancements to its Smart Limits for Wireless parental control offering. With the updates, parents will now be able to block up to 30 numbers to prevent unwanted or harassing calls and text messages on their child’s phone. To help prevent bill shock, AT&T is also adding 411 calls to a restricted list of...

 
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Wii Price Cut Official, Mario Kart and Racing Wheel Included

Proving that patience is a virtue, Nintendo today confirmed earlier rumors of a Wii price cut by slashing the price of its flagship console to $150, but it doesn't stop there. Available in either black or white, the lower priced Wii is part of a new bundle that also includes the Mario Kart game and a matching colored Wii Wheel, replacing the...

 
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Hands-On with Samsung's Droid Charge 4G LTE Phone

The Droid Charge by Samsung is the second 4G smartphone to come to Verizon's 4G LTE network. It has a gorgeous 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, an 8MP camera with flash and Samsung's slick custom skin for Android 2.2.  We're running this pocket rocket through its paces here in the HH Test Lab but we thought you'd like a quick glimpse of...

 
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Altec Lansing Reveals USB-Powered Orbit Stereo Speaker

Altec Lansing has been cranking out speaker systems for years on end, and it doesn't look like that flow is slowing anytime soon. This week, they announced the ltra-portable Orbit USB Stereo (iML247), a USB powered speaker system engineered for the multimedia user who needs an on-the-go audio solution with plug and play functionality. It uses...

 
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PlayBook To Get Video Chat App

There’s no doubt RIM has a strong corporate following. That doesn’t mean the company isn’t interested in what is popular among the average consumer, however. RIM’s PlayBook tablet will be getting Facebook later this month, but that’s not the only consumer-friendly app coming to the tablet. Recently, RIM also announced...

 
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G-Form Announces Ultra Rugged Laptop Sleeve

Need a case for your 11", 13" or 15" laptop that can seriously take a beating? Look no further than the newest offering from G-Form. The company has just announced a product expansion, branching out from their typical athletic gear to make the Extreme Sleeve for for Laptop. The company already had such a sleeve for the iPad, but this marks...

 
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TripIt Comes To iPad, Brings New Master Map

It should come as no surprise, but travelers are traveling with tablets more and more. While smartphones still dominate, the casual and business traveler is way more likely these days to carry around a tablet than just two years ago. TripIt, a well-regarded mobile app for managing upcoming schedules on various smartphones, has just broke into...

 
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ColorWare Takes On iPad 2, Dresses It However You Please

The iPad 2 has made a huge mark in the tablet industry, despite being largely similar to the original iPad. And with every major flagship product, in comes ColorWare to really splash things up. The company is well-known for decorating popular gadgets with wild color schemes, and now that the iPad 2 is finally shipping in some quantity, they're...

 
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ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Tablet Gets Android OS Update

ViewSonic recently announced an update for its ViewPad 10 tablet. After updating, users of this 10.1-inch tablet will enjoy Android 2.2. The update is free and ViewSonic says it’s easy to install. This dual-OS tablet also runs Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional, depending on your chosen configuration. The ViewPad 10 is...

 
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Hardware Roundup

Video: XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition Review @ OCC MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti HAWK Video Card Review @ Tweaktown Sapphire Radeon 6570 and 6670 @ PureOverclock MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Review @ Hardware Canucks Motherboards and Chipsets: MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) Intel P67 Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org Memory and Storage: Funky Kit Review:...

 
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Acer Reveals New Compact Veriton SFF Desktop Systems

New desktops? Acer's got 'em by the truckload. The company has just rolled out a new line of Veriton desktops for the U.S. professional market, with Intel's newest Core i5 CPUs and NVIDIA's GeForce 6150 graphics leading things up. They pack a lot of punch in a small form factor, as these are ideally designed to slip under desks and generally...

 
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