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BITS Limited Named CES Innovations 2013 Design And Engineering Award Honoree

BITS Limited CES Innovations 2013 Design Engineering Honoree

BITS Limited — a leading manufacturer of energy saving surge protectors — has been named as the CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award honoree for their product the True Surge Power Squid. The products that are entered into the prestigious program are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of… Read more »

Acer Chromebook Second-Gen Debuts For $199

New Google Acer C7 Chromebook

The Acer C7 Chromebook has been officially announced just one day after pictures of the device were leaked online. The device officially goes on sale November 13 through the Google Play Store, and the cost of $199 should please buyers looking for the perfect entry-level PC for their holiday shopping. Weighing just 3.05 pounds and… Read more »

Microsoft Surface RT Off To Modest Sales Start, Says Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer Surface RT Sales Talk

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wants customers and analysts to know that the Microsoft Surface RT tablet is off to “modest sales” after less than one month on the open market. Ballmer’s comment is the first for the tech giant since the Surface RT was released. When the device was first released pre-orders sold out online,… Read more »

Apple Sells 3 Million iPads In One Weekend (Again)

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Friday saw the launch of Apple’s iPad 4 along with the iPad Mini, and in the few short days since the company’s new tablets launched sales have already broken the 3 million mark. “Customers around the world love the new iPad Mini and fourth generation iPad,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “We… Read more »

Barnes & Noble Cuts Pricing For Nook Tablet, Nook Color

Nook Tablet Price Decreases

The Barnes & Noble Nook tablet and Nook Color devices have received price cuts just in time for the holiday shopping season. The Nook Tablet will now be sold for just $159 while the Nook Color comes in at a price of $139. The new pricing starts today, November 4, with the devices being offered… Read more »

San Francisco Bartender Visted by ‘Google Secret Police’

Jamin Barton

Jamin Barton got a little more than he bargained for when a customer left his smartphone on the bar where he worked. He was paid a visit by the Google “Secret Police” who questioned him about the phone and offered him a new smartphone if he kept his mouth shut about what he had seen…. Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Sales Increase After iPad Mini Revealed

Kindle Fire HD

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD line of devices have witnessed increased sales since Apple’s reveal of the all new iPad Mini. According to the company sales for its moderately priced $199 tablet shot up following Apple’s Wednesday press conference. According to an Amazon representative the day following the Apple announcement was the Kindle Fire HD’s… Read more »

Apple Unveils iPad Mini, New Macs In California

Apple Reveals iPad Mini

Apple officially unveiled its iPad mini on Tuesday — a move that Steve Jobs said would never happen. Along with announcing the highly anticipated device, the press event in California also saw the revelation of a new 13-inch MacBook Pro. Apple CEO Tim Cook and vice president of marketing Phil Schiller took the stage during… Read more »

Samsung Will Terminate Apple’s LCD Distribution Contract

Samsung Cancelling Apple Display Orders

Samsung is close to terminating its liquid crystal display panels contract with Apple, Inc. According to Samsung officials, Apple’s strict supply chain requirements are the primary factor for deciding to end the deal. Analysts believe that Samsung has already cut down on the number of displays it is shipping to Apple. The company’s entire operational… Read more »

Microsoft Surface Tablet Pre-Orders Sold Out

Microsoft Surface Tablet Sells out

Buyers attempting to get their hands on the Microsoft Surface RT tablet when it debuts on October 26 may be out of luck. Microsoft’s product page for the new 32GB and 64GB tablets are now listing the devices as “out of stock” for new orders. The new tablet with its sleek design and Windows OS… Read more »

Boxee TV Returns, Delivers Dual-Tuner, Unlimited DVR Storage Space

Boxee TV Returns

Boxee didn’t have the best run at the ‘smart tv’ market when it first debuted. The company simply didn’t have the backing to take on Apple TV, Google TV, Roku and other competitors in the space. Now Boxee TV has returned and instead of focusing on streaming multimedia content from local storage and the web… Read more »

Microsoft Surface Pre-Orders Start At Noon, Priced At $499

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface pre-orders start at 12:00 pm EDT on October 16, marking the first time Microsoft has personally entered the tablet market. The highly anticipated device is sitting behind a huge marketing campaign geared towards the Apple iPad’s consumer based market. The first Surface to reach market is the 32GB model running Windows RT. The… Read more »

Georgia University Receives $900,000 To Build ‘MacGyver’ Robot

MacGyver Robot Georgia University

MacGyver is about to go robotic. A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded a three-year, $900,000 grant to build a robot that can interact with its local environments as well as humans can. The grant was awarded by the Office of Naval Research. Researchers chose the MacGyver name because… Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 4G Receives FCC Approval

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 4G

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have given Amazon permission to begin selling its Amazon Kindle Fire HD 4G in the United States. Unveiled last month, the 8.9-inch tablet was forced to display disclaimers about its lack of US sales clearance. Disclaimers were being run on web pages and email promotions. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD… Read more »

iPad Mini Leaked Photos Show Lightning Dock Connector And Backside Panel

iPad Mini Back Dock Connector

Photos of the iPad Mini’s backside and Lightning dock connector were leaked on Tuesday, just ahead of Apple’s own press release event for the new miniature iPad tablet. Apple has not confirmed the authenticity of the images. The components do appear to be consistent with earlier parts leaks, and The Wall Street Journal has recently… Read more »