Today, the USB-IF brought me in to see the long-awaited USB Type C cables. We've written about this before, but for those that aren't familiar with this new USB spec, the USB Type C cable and USB 3.1 spec are designed with the future in mind. As a result, there are a lot of new features to talk about. We'll start with the USB 3.1 spec before we get into the Type C connector. With USB 3.1, we see a few key improvements. Peak throughput goes to 10 Gbps from 5 Gbps, which translates to a peak of 1.25 GB/sec. In a demo of an early controller with two SSDs attached to the system I saw peak throughput of 833 MB/sec. As a side note...

Toshiba Qosmio F755-3D290: Glasses-Free 3D?

Way back in the dark ages of CES 2011, we were able to lay hands on and play with some interesting new technology from Toshiba. They had a prototype...

16 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/23/2011

Affordable Chromebooks for the Holidays

We received two press releases this morning relating to Chromebooks, one from Acer and one from Samsung. Starting with Acer, they have announced a $50 price drop on their...

16 by Jarred Walton on 11/21/2011

Understanding Wireless Storage: Kingston Wi-Drive and Seagate GoFlex Satellite

Let me pose a hypothetical situation: say you bought an iPhone or iPad, but cheaped out and got a 16GB model. You’ve got around 10GB worth of music, a...

32 by Vivek Gowri on 11/21/2011

Motorola Mobility Shareholders Vote to Approve Google Merger

Motorola Mobility shareholders have overwhelmingly approved of a potential merger with Google, the next step in the deal that was first announced in August. Ninety-nine percent of all voting...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/18/2011

Cotton Candy: Funny Name, Dual-core Android on a USB Stick

Occasionally a product presents itself that seems to be so logical you're left stunned that no one thought of this before. So it is with the Cotton Candy, the...

17 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/17/2011

Work Begins on CyanogenMod 9, ETA in January

Following the release of Ice Cream Sandwich's source code, Cyanogen announced via Twitter that work had begun on CyanogenMod 9, the Ice Cream Sandwich-based version of the popular community-developed...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/16/2011

Amazon Kindle Fire Teardown

Thanks iFixit for the image! As we work on our Kindle Fire review, iFixit dissected Amazon's first entry into the tablet space. The internals aren't surprising - there's an OMAP...

7 by Kristian Vättö on 11/16/2011

Toshiba Portege Z835: A New Ultrabook Appears

Intel's ultrabook initiative is a curious one, one that's very gradually picking up interest among vendors. We've already had a chance to take a look at the smaller of...

65 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/16/2011

HP's Winter Refresh, With Business-Class Ultrabook

We recently went out to San Francisco to take a look at HP's winter product refresh and meet with their representatives, and there were a couple of interesting new...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/16/2011

Sony Ericsson Announces Xperia Line to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update

In a blog post today, Sony Ericsson divulged that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich would be coming to the entire Xperia lineup. This follows the recent news that ICS...

8 by Amman Sood on 11/15/2011

BlackBerry London Image Leaked: The First QNX Phone

First reported by The Verge and subsequently confirmed by Boy Genius Report, the first image of BlackBerry's first BBX phone has leaked, and it is a significant departure from...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/15/2011

Two Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Prototypes Stolen

In a statement on the official Razer Facebook page, Razer has announced that two of the Razer Blade prototypes were stolen from their San Francisco Research and Development lab...

11 by Amman Sood on 11/14/2011

T-Mobile Introduce HSPA+ Equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

With the WiFi SKU just a week from release, we knew we'd see a cellular radio sporting SKU crop up sooner or later. And so, T-Mobile and Samsung announced...

5 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/8/2011

Mozilla Developing Open Web Mobile OS

The developers at Mozilla have been busy; Firefox 8 is just around the corner and now they seem to be developing an experimental mobile operating system. They're calling it...

18 by Amman Sood on 11/7/2011

HTC Rezound Announced:LTE, Beats by Dre and HD SuperLCD on Verizon

We knew this was coming, but HTC still had some surprises in store. The HTC Rezound will hit retail channels for $299 on November 14th. This latest halo phone...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/3/2011

Acer Giving Away One Aspire S3 Ultrabook Each Day Through December 31st

Acer has announced a Facebook campaign where users can get a free Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook. In order to join the competition, users need to like the sweepstake page...

24 by Kristian Vättö on 11/3/2011

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Uses Exynos SoC

In August, at the TouchWiz UX event, we asked a Samsung representative when we would see Exynos in a tablet, he promised it would be within the year. They've...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/2/2011

Dell XPS 14z Now Available

We did a thorough review of the base model Dell XPS 14z last week for the official announcement, and starting today the XPS 14z is available for ordering. At...

8 by Jarred Walton on 11/1/2011

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid: AT&T's First LTE Phones Launch Nov. 6

As if we didn't have enough phones to review, AT&T, HTC and Samsung announced today the first LTE phones to launch on AT&T's newly rolled out network. The five...

16 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/31/2011

Dell Vostro V131: A Budget Business Laptop

We’ve reviewed just about every line of laptops that Dell makes over the years, but we haven’t had a chance to look at the Vostro line until today. Vostro...

53 by Jarred Walton on 10/28/2011

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