Subject: Mobile | December 17, 2009 - 02:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
While the current NVIDIA ION chipset has been a well received product in the media and with very select few enthusiasts thanks to its higher performing graphics and ability to accelerate decoding of both HD/Blu-ray and Flash video, it would be safe to say that the chipset has been less successful in the mass market than NVIDIA would have liked. Until very recently, there were only a handful of netbooks/notebooks/nettops released with the ION chipset, the most notable of which was the HP Mini 311 which we are currently testing in house. This winter we will see a new series from ASUS
Subject: Mobile | December 14, 2009 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The networked mobile worker of today is still very much tied down with recharging cables for all the various devices that they use. About the most flexible recharging option is the USB cable, but even though many devices can be recharged that way there are a number that can't. This has lead to a market in rechargers capable of delivering a variety of amperage and voltage along with a number of connectors to fit the varied plugs. Legit Reviews checks out the
Subject: Mobile | December 14, 2009 - 11:14 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thieves are always looking for an easy target, but the following two stories show that law-enforcement's efforts in prevention and tracking stolen laptops is getting equally crafty.
In the UK, a woman has been sentenced to jail for stealing a laptop thanks to evidence provided by a keylogger that was loaded and running while the thief was using the stolen goods. This in itself isn't newsworthy since we've heard about keyloggers catching thieves before.
Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2009 - 01:44 PM | Ryan Shrout
Yes, the Apple tablet doesn't really exist yet, but can't we all just assume that it will in the not too distant future? Even if that "distant" is like 2011? And even though a non-item has been making the world of tablets exciting again, at least there is something new cooking up. The JooJoo tablet (ugh) seems to be making a big splash after ripping of the TechCrunch guys and we at PC Perspective are all for innovative new mobile designs.
Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2009 - 10:15 AM | Jonathan Hung
Netbook weary consumers take note, the next war in the mobile PC market is likely the tablet PC. With inexpensive OS alternatives, cheaper LCDs, proliferation of multi-touch components, and a recovering economy, you'll likely find manufacturers looking to expand their budget offerings.
Subject: Mobile | December 9, 2009 - 11:10 AM | Jonathan Hung
Sugar Labs, the makers of the Sugar OS for the OLPC project, has released their OS bootable from a USB drive - or "Sugar on a Stick". The real potential of this is the ability to load a fool-proof OS onto a system without having to create an alternative boot partition.
Subject: Mobile | December 8, 2009 - 12:08 PM | Jonathan Hung
It almost seemed like a fact of life: if you wanted a corporate laptop you’d have to settle for ugly and boring. Ironically, laptops have become a kind of status symbol – so what does your laptop say about your company? Today, Dell is announcing the new Vostro V13 laptop aimed squarely at the small-medium business segment.
Subject: Mobile | December 7, 2009 - 03:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Nokia N900 is not your average cell phone, for one thing it is running Maemo 5, a flavour of Debian and it has a prominent X Terminal
icon that gives you access to a fully functional command line. The apps are not only developed by you, the people of Nokia are working on programs for kite aerial photography, an Etch-A-Sketch, light graffiti, a wearable compass, and skateboarding.
Subject: Mobile | December 7, 2009 - 02:30 PM | Jonathan Hung
Not exactly your typical tech news, but one that's important to highlight. On December 4th, a man in Manchester was shot and killed for his laptop and cash.
This story is tragic and could happen to anyone given the current economic climate and the holiday season - you can bet crooks will be out looking for an easy mark.
Subject: Mobile | December 4, 2009 - 02:00 PM | Jonathan Hung
With mobile devices gaining downloadable content, full-HD video recording, and digital cameras crossing the 20 MP mark, it's no wonder that once massive 16GB SDHC card suddenly feels inadequate. Thankfully Intel has you covered in the upcoming Arrandale mobile chipset which will support the new SDXC standard. SDXC has a whopping 16TB capacity (on paper), but at 300 MB/s you will be waiting a long time to transfer a high capacity card. I suspect we'll see a new standard before this maximum is reached.