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Upgrade Your PC — Or Not

My in-laws were in town over the long weekend for Thanksgiving. My wife’s father is into technology, but he’s resigned to being a bit behind the curve — which entails, among other things, being on the tail end of my family’s technology hand-me-down list. For example, with the new Amazon Kindle eBook readers out, I’ve […]

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Lincoln computer store burglarized — again

Early Tuesday, someone broke into a Lincoln computer shop for the second time in the past week. Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood said someone pried open the door to Anh Computers, 2017 O St., at about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect or suspects got away with 12 laptops valued at about $1,600 total, Flood said. […]

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Doxie scanner adds Auto Adjust, software updates

Ultra-portable scanning just got even slicker: On Monday, Apparent released a software upgrade to its USB-powered Doxie scanner. The Doxie 2.0 software now sports an Auto Adjust feature, which automatically determines contrast, cropping, and rotation settings for scanned documents. With Auto Adjust, the Doxie can recognize the type of paper—whether it’s a glossy photograph or […]

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Lenovo to Offer New Phone, Tablets to Boost China Cloud Service

November 29, 2011, 5:25 AM EST By Mark Lee Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) — Lenovo Group Ltd., the world’s second-biggest maker of personal-computers, will offer upgraded versions of its smartphone and tablet computer in China, where the company is starting a cloud-computing service for consumers. The new “Lenovo Cloud” service allows users to store and download […]

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After Download Frenzy, Apple Cuts Cord To iTether ‘s iPhone Tethering App

An iPhone application called iTether that would let iPhone users run their Mac or PC over the phone’s data connection without paying their carrier extra fees appeared in Apple’s App Store last night, to the surprise of many familiar with Apple’s review process. The app lasted just under 12 hours before being removed by Apple […]

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Amazon Kindle Touch review

The Kindle Touch (Wi-Fi + 3G) is the flagship of Amazon’s Kindle e-reader line – in the US at least. Amazon has no plans to release the Kindle Touch in the UK, although if you did buy one in the US it will work fine over here.  The addition of touch navigation aligns Amazon’s Kindle […]

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Exclusive: Millions of printers open to devastating hack attack, researchers say

Columbia University / msnbc.com compilation This time-lapsed image of a screen on an HP LaserJet shows the impact of a rogue print job used to reprogram the device. Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it could eventually catch fire? Or use a hijacked […]

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Apple-approved iTether iPhone app bypasses carrier tethering plans

By AppleInsider Staff Published: 09:15 AM EST (06:15 AM PST) A new iOS application allows users to tether their Mac or PC to an iPhone 3G data connection without paying a carrier for the ability, though how long the questionable software will be available in the App Store remains to be seen. As of Tuesday […]

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Ahead of the Bell: Seagate gains on outlook

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks extend gains on Tuesday after data showed U.S. consumer confidence bounced back from a 2-1/2 year low in November as apprehension about job and income prospects eased. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 34.67 points, or 0.30 percent, at 11,557.68. The Standard Poor’s 500 Index was up 3.68 …

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Is the time finally right for hybrid hard drives?

I remember the first time I learned about hybrid hard drives–models that combine traditional spinning platters with a sizable chunk of solid-state flash memory. The goal was to combine the best of both storage worlds into one drive: The low cost and high capacity of a hard disk, plus the speed of flash. It sounded […]

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