• Teaching an old dog new tricks: How to fix Microsoft

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 25, 2022 at 12:45PM
    A month from now Microsoft will release Windows 8, a bold new operating system that seeks to bring touchscreen interfaces to desktop computing. It's the company's biggest product since Windows XP and yet the only thing the tech world has seemingly talked about over the last 12 months is what the...
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    Plants Vs Zombies 2

    By Carlos Rios | Posted August 24, 2022 at 10:56PM

    When we think about zombie, what follows are usually thoughts such as nuclear weapons, expensive military weaponry and those really cool cars that are upgraded to take on zombies. But that doesn't come in Crazy Dave’s mind. No in fact he has a, unusual weapon. His best weapon, a...

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    Lenovo G505s Laptop

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 28, 2022 at 10:26AM
    I've been soldiering on with the same Sony VAIO laptop for quite some time. I love the keyboard and the screen is very good which are both high on my list of needs. My son is an avid gamer and wanted a laptop to web surf with and play games. We tried installing games on my laptop and found that...
  • Nokia Makes Attempt to Bring Back Consumers

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted July 3, 2021 at 12:37PM
    Nokia is ranked #2 in the world for cell phone manufacturing. They have been in business for quite a long time and have taken in tough plunge downward in sales over the past year. This new attempt in bringing back customers may  be a great move. Read the article here.
  • Forthcoming Galaxy S5

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 24, 2014 at 01:54PM
    Anandtech has an article on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. Its big on techie details but basically its more processing power, more memory, and a better camera. Check out the article here.
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    Real Racing 3

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted January 7, 2014 at 10:32AM
    I had thought to originally release this review during the holidays. My logic was that what better than a game played on mobile devices to pass the time during the holidays? As it turned out I had a very busy holiday season with family and work so just goes to show how the best laid apps of men...
  • Proposed release date for iPhone 5s and 6

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted July 1, 2013 at 11:18AM
    As bits and pieces of the news of the forthcoming iPhone keep coming in we now have a proposed release date. The release date for 5s seems about right - perfect for a holiday sales push, the release of the new iOS 7, and coincides with all the hardware news we've been seeing. What doesn't seem...
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    Kobo Arc 16 GB Tablet

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 29, 2013 at 10:14AM
    A good friend of mine Chuck was an early adopter of the original Kindle Fire. After I played with it at work I bought one for my wife after carefully debating the Fire vs. iPad. Of course the iPad has gone through many changes since then but so did the Fire. I had thought it was definitely time...
  • Samsung's Galaxy S4 Display Catches Up With iPhone Retina

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 29, 2013 at 10:11AM
    With the release of Samsung's S4 we get a chance to see one user's first impressions. Read the article and let us know what you think. Obviously without Apple's latest offering hitting the market at the same time it will be hard to take a stance which phone to go for but if you were due for an...
  • Netbooks doomed to oblivion by 2015, report says

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:30PM
    Interesting read here from the LA Times. One thing that the article doesn't point out is that smartphones have more power/usefulness for a similar price. 
  • Happy New Year! No real surprises in this article but this is the first report I've seen with a tentative release date. Samsung hit a home run with the Galaxy phones so it stands to reason a larger screen is in the iPhone's future. What is odd is the idea that there may be different screen sizes...

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 22, 2012 at 09:40PM
    And in the following what everybody else is doing business model here comes Blackberry. Anyone remember when RIM used to innovate? Its frustrating, so much competition but new ideas come from jailbreakers and private programmers more than from corporations. Ok, I had my rant, but check out the...
  • Upstream supply chain sees Surface RT orders cut by half

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 29, 2012 at 10:32AM
    Looks like the Surface tablet from Microsoft isn't what consumers want. Windows RT looks like its going to be a viable platform but thus far the hardware isn't selling itself. I use a lot of touch screens at work and I actually prefer a mouse - something MS probably didn't consider. Digitimes...
  • One more Washington agency drops BlackBerry

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 23, 2012 at 09:32PM
    U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the latest federal agency to drop BlackBerry smart phones for its employees, adding to the woes of maker Research in Motion. BlackBerry still remains the smart phone of choice for Capitol Hill, but cracks are appearing in RIM's stronghold among...
  • Apple debuts iPad mini

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 23, 2012 at 09:23PM
    The new Apple-branded tablet boasts a 1,024-by-768-pixel resolution, like the previous-generation 9.7-inch iPad models, but it has a 7.2mm-thick aluminum shell that is 53 percent lighter and 23 percent thinner. The iPad mini also has a dual-core Apple A5 processor, a 5-megapixel iSight...
  • Federal agency to switch to iPhone, drop BlackBerry

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted October 22, 2012 at 06:27PM
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) said it will end its contract with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd in favor of Apple Inc's iPhone, dealing a new blow to RIM just months before it launches a vital new device.  The agency said in a solicitation document...
  • Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world

    By Victor Oshiro, Adel Khalaf | Posted October 13, 2012 at 05:04PM

    Got truly and outstandingly lost recently? Enjoy the feeling while you can, for it's becoming an increasingly difficult task. As a curious race we have always liked to know where we are, but it is now almost impossible not to know - our phones, computers and sat navs keep us continually...

  • The iPhone 5′s launch was so massive that it boosted the air cargo industry

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 10, 2012 at 06:43PM
    Overall, expectations are cautiously optimistic, with mostly activity flat or expanding modestly. However, the idea that the iPhone 5 launch (and that’s really what we’re talking about here, although other tech toys contributed) could boost air shippers like FedEx and UPS is fairly notable:...
  • Quick Note: Nokia Partners with Oracle for Maps

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted October 2, 2012 at 09:06PM
    Nokia is making deals with all sorts of companies for the use of its mapping technology Navteq, and Oracle is the latest to jump on the bandwagon. Not many details are known about the Nokia/Oracle partnership other than the fact that it wasonference. Oracle is planning to add Nokia's...
  • The iPad Mini Will Be Less of Everything

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk, Victor Oshiro | Posted October 2, 2012 at 11:03AM reports to have obtained parts for the upcoming iPad mini. The parts, labeled in the gallery above, according to the Russian-language website, were from a source who visited the factory in Asia. Notables include the plastic spacer bars, which Apple has traditionally used...
  • The Kindle Paperwhite Is A Reader’s Dream

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 1, 2012 at 04:41PM
    TechCrunch: The latest e-ink Kindle, the Paperwhite, is a beautiful device, plays catch-up, and arguably surpasses the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight. The device is as small and compact as the previous Kindle and yet is more completely featureless. Like the Nook Simple Touch, Amazon has...
  • A Week With the iPhone 5

    Posted September 29, 2012 at 02:27PM
    Gizmodo: The iPhone hasn't been the only interesting or worthwhile phone for some time now—the Galaxy III and the Lumia 920 and the HTC One X all have a hint of glory—but there's no doubt it's the most venerable by a longshot. Apple's is the It Phone, and you or someone you know is going to...
  • Samsung wins reconsideration of Galaxy Tab sales ban

    Posted September 29, 2012 at 02:15PM

    The injunction was put in place ahead of a month-long trial that pitted iPhone maker Apple Inc against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in a closely watched legal battle that ended with a resounding victory for Apple last month on many of its patent violation claims.  The decision comes just a...

  • Apple CEO apologizes for Maps flaws, recommends rivals

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 28, 2012 at 02:08PM
    Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized Friday to customers frustrated with glaring errors in its new Maps service and, in an unusual move for the consumer giant, directed them to rival services such as Google Inc's Maps instead.

    The rare apology follows Apple's launch of its own...

  • Wi-Fi: are there any health risks?

    Posted September 27, 2012 at 07:28PM
    This is a question that comes up from time to time, and the short answer is no. In fact, we could rephrase your question and pretend that you'd asked about baby alarms, radio-controlled cars, cordless (DECT) phones, Bluetooth headsets, security alarms and loads of other things that operate in...

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