Computer Hardware

Microsoft Hopes Best Buy Can Succeed Where Microsoft Store Failed, Expands Availability Of Surface Tablet

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Hardware

Microsoft has announced that it is dramatically expanding the availability of the Surface RT tablet, effective immediately. Neowin reports that the Surface RT tablets are already available at Best Buy’s site. “Our plan has been to expand the retail presence for Surface after the first of the year. Based on interest from retailers, we are […]

Apple Proves The Naysayers Wrong, Sells 2 Million iPads In 2 Months

May 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Computer Hardware

Apple today proved the naysayers wrong, announcing that it had sold 2 million iPads in less than 2 months. In fact, Apple is still struggling to keep up for demand. “Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” says Steve Jobs, Apple’s […]

Make Magazine Calls On TechCrunch To Follow Through On CrunchPad Open Source Promise

Nov 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, General

Make Magazine is calling on TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington to open source the failed CrunchPad project. When the CrunchPad concept was announced last year, Arrington made open source design a central feature: “Let’s design it, build a few and then open source the specs so anyone can create them. If everything works well, we’d then open […]

Kindle DX: First Impressions From Kindle Chronicles’ Len Edgerly

May 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, iPods & Portable Media Players

Wednesday online book retailing giant unveiled the newest version of the Kindle e-book reader. The new model, the Kindle DX, is a bigger-screened, more expensive version ($489!) of Amazon’s popular gadget. The DX is thin and light, can display more shades of gray (perfect for b/w newspaper and magazine content), and, says InformationWeek, it […]

Cisco To Buy Flip Video Maker Pure Digital

Mar 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, General, Video

Router and networking behemoth Cisco today announced its plans to acquire the privately-held Pure Digital Technologies, the makers of the popular, inexpensive little Flip Video cameras. Cisco calls the reported $590 million acquisition “key to Cisco’s strategy to expand our momentum in the media-enabled home and to capture the consumer market transition to visual networking.” […]

Eye-Fi Memory Cards Automatically Upload Videos to YouTube and Flickr

Mar 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, iPhone

Updating a story we first told you about in January, wireless memory card maker Eye-Fi today announced the release of two new wireless SD memory cards that will upload videos directly from a digital camera to a computer and the Web. In addition to automatic photo uploads, the next generation Eye-Fi cards can deliver users’ […]

New Windows Mobile Audio Workstation Offers Quad Core Processing

Feb 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, Podcasting Hardware

Rain Recording has announced the latest edition to their LiveBook Diablo mobile audio workstation series. The new LiveBook Diablo quad core audio notebook claims “true desktop level performance” and is outfitted Intel’s Core 2 Quad mobile processors, dual high performance hard drives and up to 8 gigabytes of RAM. LiveBook Diablo is comprised of “high […]

New Remix Workstation Designed For Windows Audio, Video Production

Jan 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, Podcasting Hardware

Maingear Computers has announced the availability of a new PC targeting Photoshop, graphic design, video production, pro audio creators, the Remix Workstation. Starting at $2,000, the Remix Workstation features high-end audio and graphics features, liquid cooling and sound insulation to minimize noise.

NAMM Show: Alesis Intros USB Recording Kit

Jan 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Computer Hardware, Podcasting Hardware

  At the 2009 Winter NAMM Show, a convention that focuses on music and audio technology, Alesis announced their USB Recording Kit, an all-in-one computer-recording system. The USB Recording Kit lets you connect the pair of AM2 condenser microphones to the iO|2 digital-audio interface to record stereo audio, using the included Steinberg Cubase LE 4 digital audio workstation software. You […]

Mac Media Creators: Apple’s Decision To Kill Off FireWire Is “A Colossal Blunder”

Oct 16th, 2008 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, Podcasting Hardware, Video

Tuesday, we noted something that didn’t get a lot of attention in the hype surrounding Apple’s introduction of new MacBooks: Apple is killing off FireWire. Apple’s decision to eliminate FireWire connections in its MacBook lineup has angered legions of Apple fans that use Mac laptops for creating music, videos and new media. The lack of […]