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Data Robotics answers common iSCSI questions

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Broadband, PC / Laptop, Storage, Videos

Data Robotics, the peeps behind the Drobo and DroboPro, have put up a video answering some common questions about the DroboPro’s iSCSI interface. If you’ve been considering a DroboPro, and were wondering about this spec (which, by all accounts, is fantastic,) check out the video above.

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3G speed test: Verizon wins, AT&T dead last

Verizon Wireless 3G

No shocker here. Wired.com did their own independent tests to determine the fastest and slowest average 3G network speeds in the US, and Verizon came out on top. The survey included 15,000 participants, with 12,000 of them reporting back with data that was valid and usable for the tests. Verizon clocked in with an average download speed of 1,940 kbps, T-Mobile dropped in at …

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Apple set to launch $800 tablet netbook this October?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, PC / Laptop, Rumors

Apple Tablet

Seems that today is a big rumor day, as on top of the Amazon-Netflix acquisition, we also hear rumblings of an $800 Apple tablet netbook that will finally be released this October. Don’t get me wrong, we all knew that Apple would have a touchscreen tablet coming soon enough, just look at all the optimizations in Snow Leopard and you’ll soon realize that the OS is …

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Microsoft Office 2010 Video Tour

So Microsoft Office 2010 has officially been unveiled, and there’s a lot of excitement surrounding the announcement, mostly due to the fact that a large portion of Office 2010 will be available as a free web application online. Microsoft has put together a bunch of videos showing off the new features found in the Office web applications, as well as Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Outlook 2010, and all the rest. We’ve put the video that …

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Amazon to acquire Netflix to form digital movie powerhouse?

Amazon acquire NetflixNetflix stock is surging today due to a hot rumor that the company may be acquired by Amazon.

To the average Amazon consumer, this may be an odd pairing at first glance. However, as broadband penetration becomes more widespread throughout the US, digital movie download services will slowly drive a nail through physical disk media rental services. Both Amazon and Netflix offer movie …

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Microsoft introduces Office 2010 with web apps

Microsoft Word 2010 web app

Today, Microsoft has introduced Office 2010 at their Worldwide Partner Conference. As rumored over the past few weeks, Office 2010 will bring with it the first free cloud-based Microsoft Office product. This will be Microsoft’s answer to products like Google Docs, Zoho Docs, and other free online office suites. According to the company, Office 2010 web apps will work with Internet Explorer, …

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Amazon launches Amazon Wireless, selling mobile plans

Amazon Wireless

Amazon has launched Amazon Wireless beta, an online storefront where you can purchase voice and data plans from AT&T and Verizon, with T-Mobile and Sprint also coming soon. Normally, we wouldn’t give something like this a second look, but it’s Amazon, and they will be pointing consumers to this wireless portal from within the main Amazon site. The nice thing about Amazon Wireless is that you …

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Newegg Deal: BFG Tech GeForce 9800 GT OC 1GB Video Card

BFG GeForce 9800 GT OC

Newegg has a great deal up for the BFG Tech GeForce 9800 GT OC 1GB NVIDIA video card. It’s a PCI Express 2.0 card that supports SLI, is HDCP-ready, and has a stellar 1GB of GDDR3 video RAM. Take a look at the BFG Tech GeForce 9800 GT OC on Newegg to get the savings, and you even get a free copy of …

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Microsoft SIlverlight 3 now available, takes aim at Flash, HD streaming

Microsoft Silverlight 3Microsoft Silverlight 3 is live, and you can go ahead and update your browsers now over at Microsoft’s Silverlight page. Silverlight 3.0.40624.0 weighs in at 4.7MB, and works with Internet Explorer, Firefox 2 and 3, and Safari 3 and 4. Here’s a look at some of the major new features:

Media: GPU hardware acceleration, new codec support (H.264, AAC, MPEG-4), raw bitstream Audio/Video API, …

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