Stories by Nick Mediati

Two weeks without Twitter: an experiment

I joined Twitter in September 2008 to see what all the fuss was about. This, of course, was right in the middle of the economic meltdown, and the US presidential race between Obama and McCain was just heating up, so there was plenty to talk about. Pr...

Optoma Pico PK-101 pocket projector

Optoma's diminutive projector makes a great traveling companion, despite somewhat fuzzy image projection. The prospect of projecting an image anywhere becomes a reality with Optoma's Pico PK-101 pocket projector, the first shipping product we've test...

6 things you need to know about Apple's new desktops

As you may have already seen, Apple refreshed its entire desktop lineup earlier Tuesday. And while there's nothing really groundbreaking in today's updates--it was mostly just a speed bump--there are a few things to be aware of before you go out and ...

iPhone App Cracker Released -- Then Pirated

Gizmodo reports that Crackulous, an iPhone application that allows pirated apps to run on jailbroken iPhones, was released. As its name might suggest, Crackulous strips the copy protection scheme put in place on iPhone applications purchased from App...

Internet Explorer 8.0 (Release Candidate 1)

Some of the features of Internet Explorer 8.0 Release Candidate 1, Microsoft's next-generation web browser now available to the public, are similar to functionality that's already included in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.

Samsung's New Laptop-Friendly Monitors

Among Samsung's new wares unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show is the LD series of monitors. These monitors are designed specifically with notebook users in mind so they can have a seamless second display.

Sony Vaio P: A First Look

Sony's new Vaio P netbook made its debut in Las Vegas at CES. It's a diminutive 1.4-pound miniturized laptop with an 8-inch 1600-by-768 resolution screen. I was among the lucky few to get my hands on a pre-production evaluation unit from Sony. In the...

Asus Shows Laptop Sharing Concept

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Asus took the wraps off a number of new products, such as a touchscreen netbook with a swivel hinge, a redesigned Eee PC keyboard, and a 12-inch netbook with a 512 GB solid-state hard drive. All ...

Toshiba's Cell TV Ups the HD Ante

Today, 1080p is the top of the line for HDTVs, but it certainly isn't as high as high-definition can go. Toshiba's new super-resolution Cell TV features four times the resolution as typical 1080p sets.

LG boosts HDTV refresh rate to 240 Hz

LG Wednesday unveiled its newest lineup of HDTVs at CES, many of which include features designed to improve the clarity of fast-moving scenes and and stream online video straight to your TV.

Installing Vista SP2 Beta

Friday morning I installed Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta onto an HP notebook I am using for my testing. We'll post some more hands-on coverage of SP2, but for now here are some of my first impressions while installing Service Pack 2 Beta.

iTunes 8

Alongside new iPods, Apple earlier today unleashed iTunes 8, the newest version of its media player application.

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