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...

Alienware's M18x, Part 1: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580M in SLI

Historically, whenever NVIDIA or AMD launched a new mobile powerhouse GPU, AVADirect and Clevo were ready to ship us a high-end notebook to show us what the latest mobile...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/3/2011

Amazon Kindle Fire: A $199 Kindle Tablet

In a move that has been anticipated for sometime, Amazon has introduced their own branded Android tablet, the Kindle Fire. Though based on Android, you won't be confusing this...

81 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/28/2011

Hands-on With The Galaxy Tab 8.9

First revealed at CTIA, alongside it’s big brother the Tab 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has been a long time coming. At today’s launch event Samsung gave the...

33 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/27/2011

Samsung Reveals Omnia W and Korea-only Galaxy S II HD LTE

Samsung likes to fill a news cycle (expect more from them tonight), and so it's no surprise that on the same day that they reveal the details of the...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/26/2011

Minecraft Pocket Edition Coming to Android on September 29

The portable edition of Minecraft, the popular world building/sandbox/survival horror game by indie developer Mojang, is shedding its Xperia Play exclusivity and coming to other Android devices on September...

0 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/26/2011

AT&T Tweets SGSII Availability: October 2nd For $199

We knew it'd come after Sprint's variant was released, but we didn't know how long we'd have to wait. AT&T saw fit to let us know, in a tweet...

12 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/21/2011

Asus Eee Pad Slider Available Now For $479

Originally introduced in January at CES, alongside the Transformer, Asus has quietly announced the availability of the Asus Eee Pad Slider. You'll recall, the Transformer maintained the traditional tablet...

18 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/20/2011

HTC Rhyme Coming To Verizon, Accessories In Tow

Long rumored and now unveiled, the HTC Rhyme (nee Bliss) will be hitting Verizon Wireless on September 29th for $199, a high price point for a phone with relatively...

6 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/20/2011

Mobile GPU Faceoff: AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics vs. NVIDIA Optimus Technology

AMD has had switchable graphics technology with their mobile GPUs for a while now, with solutions like the original HP Envy 13 from two years back and Lenovo’s T400...

91 by Jarred Walton on 9/20/2011

LG Optimus Q2 Unites QWERTY with Thin

Keyboards and Android have had an on again/off again relationship since the G1. LG's looking to get involved in the affair with the LG Optimus Q2. Announced today for...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/19/2011

Pantech Breakout Announced: $99 LTE On Sept. 22nd

Hot on the heels of AT&T's own LTE launch, Verizon Wireless is rounding out their own LTE handset line-up with a value model, the Pantech Breakout. This phone's not...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/19/2011

Archos G9 80 1GHz Pre-orders Start Sept. 20, "World's Fastest" In October

Ready to experience "the fastest tablets in the world?" Well you'll have to wait just a little longer. Archos announced that their new 80 G9 tablet would go on...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/16/2011

HP Offers Refund to European Touchpad, Pre3 Buyers

The HP Touchpad's troubled saga continues: the company's European arm is now offering partial refunds to anyone who brought the tablet at anything other than the bargain-basement fire sale...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/14/2011

Ultrabooks on Video: Rapid Start & Smart Connect

Ultrabooks are a three year play for the industry and it's clear that software & features are going to be a major part of the evolution. Intel showed off...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2011

Acer Iconia Tab A501 Coming To AT&T's HSPA+ Network

Acer made a value play with their Acer Iconia A500, and the results left something to be desired. How much of that was Honeycomb growing pains is hard to...

1 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/12/2011

Sony VAIO S Series: All Day Consumer Computing

You asked for it, you got it: in house, a review of Sony's longstanding 13.3" road warrior S series. It's light, has a matte screen, switchable graphics, a mainstream...

70 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/9/2011

Intel Not Selling MeeGo, Says Manager

Responding to this week's rumors that Samsung might be looking to acquire MeeGo, the Linux-based mobile operating system introduced by Intel and Nokia, Intel's Systems Software Division manager Doug...

7 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/8/2011

Dell Precision Mobile Workstations: Now with Larger and Faster SSDs

I recently received an email from a reader asking for advice on the "best" laptop Dell has to offer. The reader's work is footing the bill, but with the...

9 by Jarred Walton on 9/8/2011

GeForce GTX 570M Available in MSI's GT683DXR and GT780DXR

We've known the GTX 570M was coming for a while now, but MSI is the first to start shipping notebooks with the new GPU. Sitting between the GTX 560M...

5 by Jarred Walton on 9/7/2011

Droid Bionic Officially Announced: On Sale Tomorrow!

It's finally here, and hopefully worth the wait! Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility announced this morning the new and improved Droid Bionic, the first dual-core, 4G LTE handset. After...

6 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/7/2011

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