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Mosaid urges turning down another Wi-LAN offer
Mosaid in a statement Wednesday pressed share owners to turn down a second, $480 million Canadian ($488 million USD) buyout offer from Wi-LAN. Following an earlier deal, Mosaid claimed that the cash being offered was "clearly inadequate and highly opportunistic." It was even...
3 models will run Android Honeycomb
Lenovo is now taking orders for its new business-oriented ThinkPad Tablet. The Android 3.1-based, 10.1-inch, Tegra 2-powered device will come in three versions. Lenovo will begin shipping the product on August 29.
Software stack aims to maintain compatibility
Microsoft has finally demonstrated USB 3.0 compatibility for Windows 8. In the company's engineering blog, Windows team leader Steven Sinofsky pointed out the challenges in adopting the new standard without compromising compatibility with existing hardware and software built...
Mosaid tells shareholders to ignore Wi-LAN offer
An offer of $480 CAD million ($490 million) by patent troll Wi-LAN directly to the shareholders of Mosaid Technologies, a similar company, has been proposed on Wednesday. Mosaid asked its shareholders on Thursday to ignore the offer, however, according to a recent report. Mosaid...
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet gets official date
Lenovo in a low-key move gave the ThinkPad Tablet a hard ship date after it updated the product page. The pro Android 3.1 slate is now due to ship August 23. Prices still start off at $480 for the 16GB base version and step up to $510 for one with 32GB and pen input.
Deals on iPhones, gaming headsets, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on iPhones, gaming headsets, and more. Cowboom.com today is featuring the pre-owned 8GB iPhone 3G as its deal of the day, which includes a 3.5-inch LCD display with 320 x 480 resolution, built-in camera, Bluetooth 2.0 support,...
Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb tablet gets unboxing
The Toshiba Thrive 7-inch Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet has been given an early unboxing ahead of its launch. In the silent video (embedded below) the user shows the device removed from its packaging with a quick view of the tablet itself as the contents of the box. The Thrive,...
Best Buy breaks Toshiba Thrive street date
An Austin-area Best Buy has broken the street date on Toshiba's Thrive tablet. Officially due to ship on July 10, the Android 3 tablet was found by one user at the Thrive Forums with not just an active demo unit but 14 in stock and cleared to sell. Only the 16GB models were...
Promises read rates up to 556MBps
Other World Computing has launched a new upgrade SSD, the Mercury Electra 6G. The drive is SandForce-based, and designed for SATA 3.0 ports running up to 6Gbps. This allows sustained read rates of 556MBps, or slightly slower writes at 523MBps. Both speeds are said to be up...
Reduced prices on refurbished Apple products
Today at Apple's online store save on refurbished items like the 2.4GHz Mac Mini with 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive, it's now $599 after a $100 price cut. Or jump to the 2.66GHz refurb. Mac mini with 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive, now $719. For $849 go portable with...
Refurbished Macs at discount prices
Apple's online store today is currently offering refurbished MacBook Air models starting as low as $849 for the 11.6-inch MBA with a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM and a 64GB solid-state hard drive. Also priced at $849 is a 13.3-inch MBA with a 1.86GHz processor,...
Disks deliver 68 percent faster sustained speeds
Other World Computing has launched a set of upgrades for the 2010 MacBook Air series, debuting its OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express Solid State Drive today. It offers up to four times the capacity of the factory storage space, and features seven percent over-provisioning and SandForce...
Higher-gain externals claim up to 3x signal
QuickerTek has upgraded their external antennas designed to improve both reception and transmission of wireless signals on the on Airport Extreme 802.11n base station and the Time Capsule, now offering 5dBi tri-band antennas compared to the previous 3dBi. The company says the...
Chip supports six displays, OpenCL
AMD has introduced a new graphics processor, the Radeon E6760, that is geared for embedded devices used by businesses. The component features OpenCL and DirectX 11 support, while enabling devices to distribute video output to six independent displays. Input can be processed...
MySpace takes bids from six companies in selloff
News Corp's plans to sell off MySpace will come to a head this week, insiders said Tuesday night. About six companies, possibly including Vevo and Bebo's recent acquirer Criterion Capital Partners, were all expected to make bids by the end of the week. A Wall Street Journal...
Refurbished Macs at reduced prices
Today at Apple's online store choose from a wide selection of refurbished Mac models starting at only $499 for the refurbished Mac mini (early 2009 model) with a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. For $100 more, $599, upgrade to the Mac...
Deals on Macs, iPhone accessories, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on MacBook Pros, iPhone accessories, and more. Apple.com this week has lowered the price on several MacBook Pros, one of which is the refurbished 2.66GHz MacBook Pro with 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 4GB of RAM,...
Refurbished Macs at discount prices
Apple's online store today has a nice blend of refurbished Macs at two very low price points. The first three are all priced at $849 after a $150 discount. First is a refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.4GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 64GB solid state drive. Next...
Reduced prices on refurbished MacBooks
Currently at Apple's online store select from a variety of refurbished portable Macs like the 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.4GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 64GB solid-state drive, it was $999, but has been cut by $150 to $849. Also available for $849 is the 13.3-inch MacBook...
First Xoom reviews show mixed but positive
The very first, pre-release reviews for the Motorola Xoom (our hands-on) have surfaced and provided mostly positive looks but with significant flaws. The WSJ's Walt Mossberg, often a champion of Apple hardware, noted that Android 3.0 is much improved;...
Handset set to arrive on February 22
Radio Shack has announced that it will offer Motorola's Atrix 4G smartphone at a slight discount compared to other retailers, enabling customers to pick up the new handset for $150 with a two-year AT&T contract. The retailer is also offering a more modest discount on the Lapdock...
Feature dedicated Facebook button, instant sharing
True to the leak running up to HTC's World Mobile Congress event, HTC has delivered the first mobile phones with a dedicated Facebook button. While not officially called Facebook phones, the new HTC Salsa and HTC ChaCha are centred on delivering...
AMD Radeon HD 6450, 6570, 6670 hit mid-range
AMD on Monday held a low-profile launch for three new mid-range Radeon HD desktop video cards destined for computer builders. The Radeon HD 6450, 6570 and 6670 have the same DirectX 11 (OpenGL 4) features and GDDR5 memory support as their larger counterparts but have been trimmed...
MEDL releases art instructional app
Other World Computing has announced that it is expanding the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 desktop RAID storage line capacity to 12TB. The Qx2 features a quad interface of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports, as well as four selectable hardware RAID settings. Customers...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 official at mid-range
NVIDIA today confirmed its second-ever GeForce 500 series chipset in a push to bring its new graphics to the mainstream. The GTX 570 has the exact same 480 cores as the old GTX 480 but, through the refined architecture, runs at a higher 732MHz main clock speed, 1.46GHz clock...
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