Computers

Dell Streak 5-inch Tablet to US in July, Priced at $500 Unlocked

The 5-inch Dell Streak—a large phone or a small tablet, depending how you see the world—goes on sale tomorrow in Europe and has gotten a more firm release date here in the US. What was once “summer” is now “July” and the device will sell directly from Dell for $500.

It’s important to note that in the UK, the Streak can …

AMD Fusion Platform Combines CPU and GPU

AMD is getting ready to put its 2006 acquisition of graphics company ATI to good use with the 2011 launch of what it’s calling the Fusion APU. The Fusion APU (accelerated processing unit) combines both the CPU (central processing unit) and the GPU (graphics processing unit) together onto a single silicon die. The end result will be …

Computex: Windows 7 and Android Tablets from MSI, Asus

The future-splosion known as Computex is underway in Taipai, Taiwan this week and in the interest of not inundating Techland with post after post about every single tablet, netbook, and other bits of technological wonderment, I thought I’d include everything in a daily roundup for those of you interested in this kind of stuff. …

That Pixel Qi Display Isn’t Half Bad

The problem with devices like the iPad is its inability to be used in direct sunlight. I’m not saying you should be using outside 24/7 but it would be nice to take it to the park or beach without having to look for shade to use the damn thing. Pixel Qi’s display is clearly visible while the iPad’s display is all but washed out even …

Finance: Apple Ousts Microsoft

Apple has just become the most valuable technology company in the universe, surpassing Microsoft. Trading isn’t quite over yet but as of around 3:30 Eastern today, Apple’s market cap sat at $224.95 billion compared to Microsoft’s $220.06 billion.

According to the New York Times, Exxon is the only American company more valuable …

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