Gadgets

Amazon Updates Kindle DX, Drops Price

Updates to Amazon’s Kindle have been fast and furious lately. Today Amazon introduced a new Kindle DX with a lower price and higher contrast display. The 9.7-inch DX now comes in a graphite colorway with an updated e-ink display that’s 50 percent higher in contrast to the previous model for cleaner text and sharper images. …

Cisco Promises Wi-Fi-enabled Flip

File this under “It’s about damn time”.

Speaking to Computerworld at Cisco’s annual Cisco Live! Conference, Marthin De Beer, senior VP of emerging technologies, detailed a couple consumer focused points about what’s in the pipeline.

• a Wi-Fi-enabled Flip camera is on the way and will likely be available in time for …

Microsoft Kin Is No More

Less than two months after the launch of KIN, Microsoft has decided to kill the entire initiative and integrate the team into the Windows Phone 7 group. Who knows how many millions of dollars went into the development of KIN aka Project Pink, marketing, concerts, etc. but we won’t be seeing any other KIN devices in the future. …

How to Quickly Tune Up Your PC

There are thousands upon thousands of step-by-step guides that’ll show you how to de-gunk your PC in the event of system slowdowns, crashes, and viruses. This one’s built for speed and can be done on a semi-regular basis if you just want to tidy things up a bit.

You’ll need to download, install, and run these three programs in this …

PSA: Sony Recalls 233,000 VAIO Laptops Due to Burn Hazard

There’s been a recall issued for Sony VAIO laptops in the VPCF11 series (shown above) and the VPCCW2 series (shown below).

These particular models would have been sold at Best Buy, Costco, Frys, Amazon, and directly from Sony between January and April of this year for prices between $800 and $1,500.

According to the recall, …

Bloomberg’s Sources Say Verizon iPhone In January

According to Bloomberg and its two sources, Verizon will begin offering the iPhone in January when AT&T’s exclusivity contract ends on the Apple device. Does this rumor hold water? It’s anyone’s guess at this point, but recent reports suggest that AT&T’s reign of terror could end in January.

The best part of Bloomberg’s …

Ducati Multistrada Takes Pikes Peak, Whole Thing Documented With iPhone 4s

Ducati’s recently revamped dual-sport Multistrada is a site to behold. Having seen one in person, I can honestly say that it’s a gorgeous machine. I’m partial to Ducati’s, sure, but the Multistrada is a technological marvel, giving owners four-bikes-in-one. With a Multistrada, you can switch between Sport, Touring, Urban or …

Hulu Plus: Every Episode from Every Season for $10 Per Month

Here’s the deal with Hulu Plus. You pay Hulu $10 per month and they’ll let you watch every episode from every season of every show they offer from the likes of ABC, NBC, and FOX. Oh, and you can watch on your computer, your iPhone, your iPad, or your TV (provided you have an internet-connected TV or Blu-ray player made by Samsung). Hulu …

Seagate Breaks Records With 3TB Drive

A hard drive, really? I know hard drives aren’t the sexiest things in the world to read about, but I swear that this one is. When a press release for 3.5-inch 3TB external drive that costs $250 pops up in your e-mail, you take notice.

Seagate’s FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (WTF is up with that name?) drive is the world’s first 3TB …

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