The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 comes as an update to the DMC-GF5. The new camera features a chunkier build and a sleek metallic design. With this iteration, Panasonic has added a few notable improvements such as wireless connectivity, a 180-degree tilting screen and a mode dial. This 16-megapixel interchangeable lens … Read more
ST-Ericsson, the chipmaking joint venture between STMicro and Ericsson, announced today it will dissolve its partnership, dividing up the parts of the business between the two.
Market share for ST-Ericsson in the mobile space has shrunk as rival chipmakers Nvidia, Intel, and Texas Instruments succeeded in getting their components into popular mobile devices. As top customer Nokia lost market share to Apple and Samsung, orders for ST-Ericcson's chips have dwindled. Since the partnership's formation in 2009, Ericcson's share of the losses alone was $2.8 billion.
"All possible scenarios were considered but the option announced today … Read more
High Resolution Technologies makes some of the very best and most affordable digital-to-analog converters on the market. The company's newest model, the MicroStreamer, is a tiny thing, just 2.5 inches by 1.2 inches by 0.4 inch, and since it's USB-powered it doesn't have a power supply or require batteries. It works as an external sound card for computers, tablets, and some smartphones. It's also a high-quality headphone amplifier. It was designed in the U.S., and the little guy's circuitboard's components are mounted in Southern California. The aluminum case is made … Read more
To be honest, I've never heard a Bluetooth speaker I liked, because better sound was available from wired speakers, like the AktiMate Micro model. They're sold in pairs for $499, so you get true stereo sound, a rarity even with higher-end Bluetooth and most other wireless alternatives like the $600 Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air, $600 Bose SoundDock 10, or $399 Sonos Play:5. Those three are perfectly fine for what they are, but wired stereo speakers from Audioengine, Emotiva, and AktiMate sound better, much closer to what I hear from traditional hi-fi speakers. True, they're not … Read more
BlackBerry is counting on Trend Micro to help ensure the security of its third-party apps.
Like other app store owners, BlackBerry already scans apps for malware to protect BlackBerry World customers. But the company will add Trend Micro's Mobile Application Reputation Service to take that protection a few steps further.
Both current and new apps submitted to BlackBerry World will be scanned by Trend Micro's cloud-based service to hunt for malware.
"BlackBerry is working with Trend Micro to implement a more robust approach for addressing privacy and security concerns related to third-party applications," Adrian Stone, director … Read more
LAS VEGAS--The paperless office is a utopian dream. We're still surrounded by mountains of paper, especially organizationally challenged people like yours truly.
Enter the iMD Smart Filing System, a rather charming blend of analog and digital tech. Shown off at CES 2013 by the unheralded iMicroData, it lets you find an individual paper folder and its contents in old-school filing cabinets.
If you've lost your birth certificate, for instance, you just look it up on the app that comes with the system, and it'll tell you what drawer to look in.
It's almost as simple as completely analog filing cabinets, but you don't have to use your brain all that much. … Read more
The Velocity Micro Cruz D610 fails to turn heads with its unimpressive reveal at CES 2013. The 10-inch tablet ships with Android 4.0 and houses a 1.5GHz dual processor and 1GB of RAM.
The Cruz D610 comes with 8GB internal storage, a microSD expansion slot, a front 0.3-megapixel camera, and 1,024x768-pixel resolution. Ports include Micro-USB and Mini-HDMI. According to Velocity Micro, prices will start at $199 with a release by the end of the first quarter this year.
The tablet's specifications are underwhelming, especially when compared with the other Velocity Micro tablet premiering at CES … Read more
The Velocity Micro Q610 is a 10-inch tablet that makes a strong impression with its processor and pricing but disappoints with its subpar resolution. The Android 4.1 tablet, one of two Velocity Micro tablets making a CES 2013 debut, houses a 1.5GHz quad-core Allwinner ARM processor and pricing is said to start around $249.
The tablet comes with the choices of 1GB or 2GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB storage capacity. Other features include a microSD expansion slot, a 1024x768-pixel-resolution screen, a Micro-USB port, a Mini-HDMI port, a front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera, and a 2-megapixel rear … Read more
Two years after Trend Micro's big consumer suite overhaul, Titanium continues to improve. This year, there's a big change to which features are available in the different suites to make the suite structure easier to understand.
All "basic" security features have been moved to the entry-level Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Plus ($39.95 for one computer), while multiple computer and multiple device support, as well as some extra features, are available only in the significantly more expensive Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security ($79.95), Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security ($89.95), and Trend Micro Titanium Premium … Read more
Do you own a Barnes & Noble Nook Color or Nook Tablet? If so, perhaps you've wished for a way to stretch beyond Barnes & Noble's custom OS to enjoy a more traditional tablet experience -- and run whatever apps you want to run, not just those curated by B&N.
N2A Cards has long offered such a way: a bootable microSD card that transforms the Nook into a real Android tablet, complete with the Google Play store and everything.
Originally, that option limited you to Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, but N2A Cards now offers a … Read more