With E3 around the corner, gaming news is breaking left and right. Perhaps it should come as no surprise, then, that details on Alienware's M17x gaming laptop broke a little earlier than next weekend's onslaught of pixels and polygons. And indeed, Friday morning, the full profile of Alienware's All Powerful laptop has surfaced--ahead of schedule, and ready to steal a little weekend limelight while it can.
It's big. And thick--2.11 inches thick, to be precise. At 11.6 pounds, and 15.98 inches by 12.65 inches, the M17x comes with a 2.4GHz Core … Read more
PicaSafe caters to users seeking to enhance their security options. This program's simplicity is its major asset, which users should find inviting.
Encrypting documents and files can be intimidating, but PicaSafe has an easy-to-use program that becomes instantly familiar. By creating a folder and setting a password, anything you place within that folder becomes encrypted. The process is no more difficult than downloading a file to your desktop, and it's just as quick. This is easy security software for users unfamiliar with more complex methods of digital deception. The program also allows you to set up a reminder … Read more
Nvidia was hit by a Standard & Poor's ratings downgrade Wednesday, according to a Dow Jones report, adding to the graphics chipmaker's woes.
Standard & Poor's ratings services ratcheted down its outlook on Nvidia from positive to stable, according to Dow Jones. S&P cited concerns about the graphics chipmaker's sinking revenue and profitability.
The ratings agency maintains a junk-level BB- grade on the company, and S&P noted that revenues from Nvidia's recent efforts to expand into Read more, handheld devices, and supercomputer applications is small, according to Dow Jones. Nvidia also …
It's kind of funny when an Italian-language site breaks a wee bit of English-language-based Apple news, but that's what happened when SetteB.IT spotted a small mention of an $899 17-inch iMac for the education market on Apple's own Web site.
No word on when the "new" 17-incher will arrive (or if it's really new), but we'll await official confirmation from Apple.
Anybody interested? In this economy, … Read more
One of the great things about the Internet is its extraordinary depth. There is more information online than anyone could ever--or would ever--want to read. The modern problem is one of information overload. We have so many different things to read, look up, or view that we can't keep them straight. Feed Readers (or news aggregators) are a common remedy to that problem. This app is a worthy entry into that crowd, if you can look beyond its quirks.
Aesthetically, it's a decent-looking application, with a bit of flair and easily understandable icons. Of course, there's the … Read more
Ashampoo MP3 AudioCenter is another contender in a long list of digital music managers. With its well-designed user interface and solid performance, this program stands out from the pack.
The program's straightforward user interface looks professionally designed. Colorful command buttons have brief, but clear, explanations of their functions to help you get acclimated. If you're more proficient with these kinds of programs, you can quickly switch from Normal to Expert mode, which will remove some of the onscreen descriptions. The program includes six functions: CD ripping, CD burning, file conversion, normalization, file editing, and file repair. Again, the … Read more