Comeback kids: Nokia goes low while BlackBerry aims high -- for now

From CNET: When Steve Jobs launched the original iPhone in 2007, its revolutionary all-touchscreen design blew away the then-dominant keyboard phones of the day: the Moto Q, Palm Treo, Nokia E62 and BlackBerry Pearl.

Raspberry Pi's new computer for industrial applications goes on sale

From PC World: The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is smaller and cheaper than the last, but its makers aren't expecting the same rush of buyers that previous models have seen.

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 will be more of a "slow burn," than last year's Raspberry Pi 3, its creator Eben Upton predicted.

That's because it's designed not for school and home use but for industrial applications. To make use of it, buyers will first need to design a product with a slot on the circuit board to accommodate it and that, he said, will take time.

Foxconn considers building LCD factory in US, report says

From CNET: A plant that manufactures LCD panels could come to the United States courtesy of Hon Hai Precision Industry and Sharp, according to a report from a Japanese business publication.

The Nikkei Asian Review reported Friday that a Sharp executive said the plan is "on the table." Sharp is a subsidiary of Taiwanese manufacturing firm Hon Hai, a company more commonly known as Foxconn.

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ROCCAT Suora FX Review

With the semester over and finals just recently behind me, I can finally relax. For everyone who has finished off another semester in their university career, winter break is always a nice time to just relax and spend some time with family. If you live away from home, this break means you can finally get a decent meal from your parents. It also means there is suddenly quite a bit of time with almost nothing to do, at least in my case. However, not much has changed for me between finishing off the semester and being able to do anything with my free time during the break. I still spend way too much time watching YouTube videos, or random movies on Netflix. Now the only difference is that I do not feel guilty about wasting so much time, because there is no research paper leering at me, or the final that needs studying for. But there is an important tool required for both endless procrastination and for writing up long-winded papers with much repetition to up the word count. Hopefully my professor will not notice it, although they usually do. This tool I am referring to is a keyboard, which can either help with the typing experience, or end up being something uncomfortable. Today, we have the ROCCAT Suora FX, another mechanical keyboard from a manufacturer we have never worked with before. Will it be up to the challenge of procrastination, including gaming, or perhaps the challenge of writing exceptional research papers? I guess we will see!

Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB Review (Page 1 of 11)

"Why do you like writing storage reviews so much?" I inquired the Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Kwan. "Because it is so easy," he replied. If there is anything I think about when someone says storage reviews, easy is not the first thing that comes to mind. As you know, I love writing reviews of keyboards, mice, and also consumer electronics. This is purely because it is interesting to use. While storage and other hardware is necessary for your computer to run, on a day-to-day basis, you probably touch your keyboard and mouse more than any sort of hard drive, in a physical sense. In addition, you can tell when you have a great keyboard or a great mouse almost immediately, while the differences between storage options are not always obvious. On an aside, this is why we do reviews, to help you find the differences between these options. As for me, I think I have a lot to learn for hard drive and solid state drive reviews, since it is definitely out of my comfort zone. In fact, the last solid state drive I wrote about was over a year ago, the Patriot Ignite 480GB. Today is time for a new drive, the Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB. Gone are the days of expensive solid state drives, and the TL100 is another example of this. This is not the first time I have taken a look at cheaper storage options, but I still have to wonder what was reduced to keep the Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB at such a low price. Is it still suitable to replace the cheaper spinny disk? Let us see what this means when we take a closer look at the Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB today.

Nintendo Switch console details revealed: launch date, price, games, paid multiplayer, and more

From PC World: And just like that, we’ve officially entered Generation 9 for gaming consoles. Sort of. Last night (or earlier today in Tokyo) Nintendo pulled back the veil on the Nintendo Switch, its upcoming handheld/stationary hybrid console and successor to the underwhelming Wii U.

First up, the important bits: The Switch will launch worldwide on March 3—yes, less than two months from now—for a suggested retail price of $299.

GoDaddy revokes nearly 9,000 SSL certificates issued without proper validation

From InfoWorld: GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest domain registrars and certificate authorities, revoked almost 9,000 SSL certificates this week after it learned that its domain validation system has had a serious bug for the past five months.

The bug was the result of a routine code change made on July 29 to the system used to validate domain ownership before a certificate is issued. As a result, the system might have validated some domains when it shouldn’t have, opening the possibility of abuse.

Microsoft improves Cortana, Edge and Mobile in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007

From PC World: Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007 dropped Thursday afternoon, a scant few days after its huge Build 15002 went live. Apparently the company wasn't quite done.

Pandora to cut 7 percent of workforce

From CNET: Pandora said Thursday it plans to shave 7 percent off its workforce in a move that may make the internet radio giant more appealing to prospective buyers.

The Oakland, California-based company said it expects to complete the layoffs in the first quarter of 2017 as part of a cost-cutting measure. The music-streaming service had 2,219 employees as of the end of 2015, according to Reuters, meaning the job cuts will eliminate about 155 positions.


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