Content and news by Richard Searle

Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Release Candidate

It’s taken a little while to get here, but Mozilla has finally released an RC (release candidate) version of Firefox4, which means for all intents and purposes, it’s near-finished. Though the company hasn’t announced an official release date for the final version, it could be within the month, as RC builds tend to have a much shorter…

Published on March 10, 2011

HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

If you’re on the prowl for a quality Windows Phone 7 smartphone, HTC might have what you’re looking for with its HD7. It features a large 4.3″ WVGA display, dual-LED camera flashes, a kickstand for improved media viewing, solid application and game performance, a responsive on-screen keyboard and fantastic call quality.

Published on February 28, 2011

Motorola’s ATRIX – An Innovative and Powerful Smartphone

Earlier this month at CES, Motorola unveiled its ATRIX 4G smartphone, positioning the device as the world’s most powerful smartphone. Combining some impressive hardware with the new Motorola “webtop” application, it very well could be one of the most sought after smartphones this year. So much so, that we’ve even awarded it with…

Published on January 17, 2011

MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011: Operation Las Vegas

Las Vegas isn’t just about the Consumer Electronics Show this time of year, other events take place as well. Head on over to the Pole Position Raceway and chill out with some liquid nitrogen, bad plumbing, great music and a race track as Richard Searle finds out what’s happening down at the MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011.

Published on January 7, 2011

Case Mate Brings Style to iPhone 4 Cases

In the ever growing world of cell phone cases, something truly unique is hard to find, but Case Mate displayed such a line of cases at CES 2011. Joining forces with world-renowned industrial designer Eric Arlen, who has worked with companies such as Nike, PUMA and Toyota in previous projects, Case Mate has brought consumers…

Published on January 7, 2011

Mophie’s ‘Powerstand’ the Ultimate iPad Stand?

Always in the search for accessories to enhance our mobile devices, CES Unveiled brought us to Mophie. Mophie has accessories to enhance your mobile devices including iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The company has a history of boasting some of the best cell phone accessories in its lineup including cases for past iPhone models…

Published on January 4, 2011

Is Microsoft Bringing Windows 8 to ARM?

Microsoft might have the most popular desktop OS on the planet, but things are a bit different on the mobile side. There, Microsoft’s competitors have been holding down the fort quite well, and it’s been Redmond doing all of the catching up. The launch of Windows Phone 7 did do well to reinvigorate some of the excitement around…

Published on December 30, 2010

How Much Did AOL Spend on CDs in the 90s?

As we head even further into our digital age, it seems that optical media is soon to become a thing of the past. If and when it does go the way of the dodo, how are we bound to remember it 10, 20 or 30 years down the road? For many Americans, the first thought to come to mind might contain three simple letters, “A”, “O” and “L”, and for…

Published on December 28, 2010

Bit-Tech Rounds Up the Year’s Best Modded PCs

Who doesn’t love looking at PCs that have been modded to the nines? I sure do, but I admit that I’m not one to go out and search for them, nor do I get that excited at reading through a billion page build log. Rather, I love seeing modded PC roundups, and like clockwork, UK tech site Bit-Tech has delivered, with a total of 18 amazing…

Published on December 27, 2010

EFF Discusses ‘Traitorware’ and its Risks

In this digital age, keeping care of your personal security is more important than ever. Today, there are dozens or even hundreds of ways that your privacy can be compromised, and while a good portion of the sources have to do with the Internet, not all of them do. Take for example the methods used by companies that the EFF has…

Published on December 27, 2010

PlayStation Phone Looks to be Real

The prospective “PlayStation Phone” has been a popular topic in recent months, but thanks to a couple of videos released over the past weekend, the “rumor” tag can rightfully turned into “fact”. I’m not sure of the source of these videos, as they were uploaded to YouTube under a moniker, but that’s not what matters… what does, is that this…

Published on December 6, 2010

Angry Birds Coming to Consoles Next Year

Ask anyone who games on their mobile phone what titles they play, or wish they could play, and chances are good that Angry Birds is going to be mentioned. I have three iPhone-equipped friends who can’t get enough of this game, and I admit I’ve sunk a good couple of hours into it as well. Similar to Worms, it requires some hard thinking to…

Published on November 29, 2010

Viacom Adds Itself to List of Publishers to Block Google TV

Google TV, launched last month, was created to become the ultimate solution for TV viewing in the digital home. Google isn’t the type of company to take any one of its products lightly, so it was of little surprise to see other large companies backing up the platform, including Logitech with its Revue set-top box, and Sony with four different…

Published on November 23, 2010