BlackBerry and TCL will end their handset partnership in August 2020

Big changes are ahead for BlackBerry and TCL as the smartphone market continues to see slowing growth. The pair announced today that they would end their four-year brand licensing and tech support par

Microsoft’s Windows OEM Revenue Fell 10% In FY2013 Without The Windows Upgrade Offer

Post-PC, indeed. Today Microsoft released its <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/789019/000119312513310206/d527745d10k.htm">yearly SEC filing</a>, detailing its financial

Yota To Mass Produce E-ink Phone In Singapore

Russian phone maker Yota Devices will start making its first dual-screen e-ink YotaPhones in Singapore. The company has signed with Hi-P, a manufacturer in the country, to have it mass-produce the dev

Seagate Angry At Jobs' Heartless Cracks Against Hard Drives

This is not your grampy’s hard drive. SSD isn’t so great, guys, OK? When Steve was all like “SSD is the future! Blah de blah blah!” he definitely wasn’t thinking of those

OCZ offers DIY gaming notebooks, some assembly required

If you’re feeling brave, and have a little experience putting parts in your desktop, this might be a cool (and expensive) little project for you. OCZ is offering kits to put together your own hi

3K announces eee-alike notebook for $399 – UPDATED

3K Computers, which basically sells OEM laptops, just launched the $399 Longitude 400, a 1GB mini-notebook that runs Linux. The laptop weighs less than two pounds and includes Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and a l

Chinese OEM to manufacture Xbox 360 and PS3

Two spinoffs from Asustek have reportedly landed deals to manufacture Xbox 360 consoles. Unihan and Pegatron’s initial shipments should total 500k units which may help Microsoft quell the ongoin

16:9 LCD monitors from Taiwan, with love

I’m sure there’s an excellent reason why my great Dell monitor has a 16:10 aspect ratio, when so many things are actually 16:9. But while I kind of like the little black bars when I’

Windows Home Server Starts Shipping September 15th?

Hewlett Packard’s MediaSmart Home Server, pictured here, made a brief blip on the internet radar recently when it showed up and quickly disappeared from various online stores (it’s still u

$20 iPhone Battery Replacement Kit

Apple doesn’t want you messing with the iPhone’s battery. Really, it doesn’t. When your iPhone’s warranty runs out, you’ll have to send it back to Apple to get the batter

Windows Home Server Shipping to OEMs Today

Windows Home Server software is heading to its OEM partners today, according to a post on the WHS team’s blog.

ASUS To Become "Competitive"

Watch yo’ back Dell and Toshiba. ASUS, everyone’s favorite OEM parts manufacturer, is splitting up its business into two sectors to become “more competitive” and to put strengt

Sorry, We're Fresh Out Of XP

Looks like PC manufacturers are getting screwed by Microsoft. According to Slashdot, by the end of this year, manufacturers won’t be able to grab a copy of Windows XP OEM. Dell will be selling X

Vista Falls on Own Sword, Hacked To Bits

Haxors have discovered how to trick Vista into thinking its running on an OEM machine and bypassing the activation and validity check entirely. The hack involves adding a BIOS certificate specific to

OWC Aftermarket SuperDrive

Other World Computer today announced an affordable aftermarket SuperDrive for use with most recent Macs. The drives are intended to replace old read-only drives. They use quiet SuperDrive technology f