Earlier this month the USB Implementers Forum announced the new USB Power Delivery 2.0 specification. Long awaited, the Power Deliver 2.0 specification defined new standards for power delivery to allow Type-C USB ports to supply devices with much greater amounts of power than the previous standard allowed, now up to 5A at 5V, 12V, and 20V, for a maximum power delivery of 100W. However also buried in that specification was an interesting, if cryptic announcement regarding USB Alternate Modes, which would allow for different (non-USB) signals to be carried over USB Type-C connector. At the time the specification simply theorized just what protocols could be carried over Type-C as an alternate mode, but today we finally know what the first alternate mode will be...

HP Mulling Spinoff or Sale of its Personal Systems Group

Alongside the announcement that it would cease operations on webOS hardware and evaluate its options for webOS software, today HP also revealed that it's considering a full/partial spinoff or...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/18/2011

Toshiba Qosmio X775: Toshiba's Gamer Grows Up

Toshiba's flagship Qosmio line of notebooks have been, for the longest time, big, flashy, red and black beasts. These juggernauts sported 18" screens with high-end graphics and processing power...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/17/2011

MSI Launches Slim 14" X460 and X460DX Notebooks

If there’s one thing I like about computer technology, it’s progress. Late 2010, the best you could get from the 14” sector would have been something like the discontinued...

13 by Jarred Walton on 8/16/2011

Firefox 6.0 Released

In keeping with its new accelerated release schedule, Mozilla released the stable version of Firefox 6.0 to Windows, Mac, and Linux users today, just over seven weeks after the...

31 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/16/2011

Samsung Releases White Galaxy S II

Image is courtesy of techtechies.com Samsung has today issued a press release which officially unveils the white version of their popular Galaxy S II. This announcement has been widely expected...

24 by Kristian Vättö on 8/16/2011

Observations on the Google-Motorola Purchase

If you've been on the Internet for very long today, you've probably already heard about this: Google intends to purchase Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion, or about $40...

56 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/15/2011

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

Google has just announced that they will acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (or more commonly known as just Motorola). Google will be paying $40 per share, which means a...

19 by Kristian Vättö on 8/15/2011

Acer Iconia Tab A100 Released: The First 7-Inch Honeycomb Tablet

With today's introduction of the Acer Iconia Tab A100, the 7-inch Honeycomb tablet era begins. Vivek and Jarred looked at the new entrant's big brother, the 10.1" A500, and...

22 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/12/2011

Llano in the Wild: Toshiba's Satellite L775D-S7206

Since Llano's introduction, the value of AMD's new APU has been the subject of some debate, even between editors here at AnandTech. With notebooks sporting the new A-series processors...

74 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/12/2011

Symantec Releases Free Security Software for Android

Symantec, well known for its extensive lineup of security products on both the Windows and Mac platforms, today released Norton Mobile Security Lite, a freeware security product aimed at...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/11/2011

Dell Releases Inspiron 13z & 14z and Vostro V131

Dell has released three new laptops today: Inspiron 13z, 14z and Vostro V131. The first two are spinoffs of Dell's XPS 15z which was released in late May and...

16 by Kristian Vättö on 8/11/2011

Amazon Releases HTML 5 Kindle Web App

Well, this could be interesting. Amazon yesterday announced the availability of its new Kindle Cloud Reader, an HTML 5 web app designed to let you read your Kindle books on...

17 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/11/2011

Toshiba Announces First Glasses-Free 3D Laptop

In the rush to move everything into the third dimension, Toshiba has announced their latest glasses-free 3D notebook, the Qosmio F755 3D. The laptop is even capable of displaying...

6 by Jarred Walton on 8/10/2011

Intel Announces Ultrabook Fund, $300M to Kick off Innovation

At this year's Computex Intel announced a "new" category of notebook computer designed to further blur the lines between traditional notebooks and tablets: the Ultrabook. Requirements for an Ultrabook...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/10/2011

Bigfoot’s Killer-N 1102 Wireless Networking vs. the World

The world of wireless networking products has been slowly advancing over the past decade or so. We started at 11Mbps 802.11b and 54Mbps 802.11a in 1999, added 54Mbps 802.11g...

52 by Jarred Walton on 8/10/2011

Nokia to Suspend Sales of Symbian, Feature Phones in the US

Nokia President Chris Weber announced in an interview today that the company will completely stop selling feature phones and Symbian-based smartphones in the US in order to focus on...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/9/2011

Samsung TouchWiz UX Review: Honeycomb Gets Skinned

TouchWiz UX is rolling out to Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 as you read this! Samsung's introducing more than just some different fonts and color schemes with this one. But...

32 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/5/2011

The 2011 MacBook Air (11 & 13-inch): Thoroughly Reviewed

I've always liked ultraportables. Back when I was in college I kept buying increasingly more portable notebooks until I eventually ended up with something horribly unusable for actual work...

115 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/28/2011

Verizon Bringing 4G to Galaxy Tab 10.1, HP DM1 and Radio Shack

Verizon PR was working overtime today. Big Red had two product announcements and a partnership with Radio Shack that brings America's #1 Wireless Network, and the iPhone and Android...

19 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/26/2011

Alienware M11x R3: Portable Powerhouse

We've been keeping track of Alienware's M11x series since the very first one landed and have had the privilege of testing each one. The move from Penryn to Arrandale...

55 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/22/2011

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