This week is all about the power as we've got deals that'll turn you into a powerhouse laptop god at a low, low price and external batteries that'll keep your iOS action rocking no matter where you go. So tuck in to the discounts and get your credit cards ready.
This year's Consumer Electronics Show may be heating up the Las Vegas desert this week, but a big chunk of the country is buried under subzero temperatures unfit for either men or mice. But that doesn't mean there aren't any shiny new gadgets or tech news to talk about... why, just keep reading on and get a heaping helping in our Tuesday recap!
Well, we hope you all were pleased with yourselves and your Black Friday madnesses. Since the great deals were everywhere last week, this week's foray into refurbs will find a few different corners, but some old faves too. Plus the usual assortment of gear for your gear at a price that's not dear.
Great things come in small packages, so this week's refurbs are all about Apple's line of nearly hockey puck shaped objets d'art that not only look good, but pack a wallop to boot. The accessories have taken over! These deals are going like hotcakes which makes sense given their size and these price cuts.
This drive marries five hard disks in a 20TB volume, which, thanks to the capabilities of Thunderbolt, work together at wildly fast speeds. In tests with very small files, the drive performs about as well as Western Digital’s two-disk, 10,000rpm My Book Velociraptor Duo (4 stars, Jan/13, p64). With larger data, the 5big streaks ahead to peaks of 777.7MB and 634.9MB per second in sequential-read and -write tests. The first figure is near LaCie’s quoted 785MB/s, although the second is further below the expected 695MB/s.
It's only Wednesday and the software updates have been flying fast and furious already this week! Unless you're sitting at your desk actively pushing the "update" button, you might have missed a few that flew by in the tsunami, so let us help you get caught up a bit with today's hump day recap of went went down overnight.
It’ll be interesting to see where LaCie takes its product line now that Seagate has acquired the company. Our advice? Don’t mess with the Rugged series of hard drives and flash drives. The LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is still the go-to product for extremists, but now the RuggedKey lets you take your data anywhere and keep it secure without the bulk of a hard drive enclosure.
Krikey, what a day for the tech world! On top of the jury siding with Google over the Oracle lawsuit, we’ve got Seagate buying up LaCie, HP slashing eight percent of its workforce over the next two years and Apple CEO Tim Cook failing to cut a deal with Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung over their long-standing patent dispute. Oh, and DigiTimes says they’ll work harder to make Apple rumors more accurate. Yes, seriously. Read on to check out all the news for Wednesday, May 23, 2012!