Editorials

Seagate to abandon 7200 RPM laptop drive market

News came out on Friday that Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) was leaving the niche market to the other major players. The 7200 RPM 2.5″ drives have been used in various high performance laptops over the years (and Seagate being our preferred brand), even high-end media center PCs that needed performance drives but small sizes were relying on them,…

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Samsung announces another Galaxy family member

On a lazy Saturday, Samsung announced the newest member of the Galaxy family. She comes in at 11.9 ounces, a middle weight or all intents and purposes. The Galaxy Note 8 sits between the Galaxy Note 10.1 & Galaxy Note II. The Galaxy Note 8 will still have HSPA+/LTE/WiFi and voice capabilities, although I wonder…

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Facebook Pages Insights bug

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) today has a notice up on all pages about a reworked insights function. There apparently was some sort of bug in the way they were counting page views and the like. I find it interesting that Facebook would have an issue with counting page views, such a basic metric; one that they…

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HTC One finally announced

HTC had a busy day today, they held 2 press events. one in London and the other in New York City. No pressure. So the HTC One (AKA M7) has now been officially announced with availability in March. The specs will have you confused for a moment, 4MP camera? Yes, actually that is not a…

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Can CyanogenMod fill the gap? [updated]

The gap we are speaking of is the the one between when your carrier or the manufacturer of you cell phone stops issuing Android updates to the day when you buy your next phone.You have two options, either your next phone will be a Google Nexus device, or you resort to CyanogenMod for your mobile…

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What will happen to Apple?

Yesterday Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) closed at $458. This company has been sinking for the last few weeks, when will it end? Samsung, the maker of washing machines and refrigerators, is going to rule the planet? I think not; a momentary lapse of reason has created a panic amongst all techno geeks. But wait, the battle…

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Dell announces it will be acquired

Yesterday (Jan. 5th, 2013) Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL)  announced that is has entered into an agreement to be acquired and taken private by founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake, a technology investment firm. The value of the deal is about USD 24.4 billion. The terms of the agreement will net Dell share holders 13.65 USD per…

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The quest for the ‘IT’ laptop

Here is the dilemma for most IT workers, we never get the computer we want unless we use our own money. Now we can get close mind you, but never that huge honking gaming system with 6 cores and 2 graphics cards… woe unto us. Well it is that time again for me, my current machine is…

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Rebranding the company, reinventing their products: BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) is on the brink of something; what that something is, no one is certain. One possibility is that they will come back from mobile purgatory, like Nokia (NYSE:NOK) did just over a year ago (Oct 2011) with their release of phones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7. Now the company formerly known as Research…

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