December 27, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY - The Lakers have spent plenty of time in the TV glare over the years, continually logging the maximum number of games allowed by the NBA on national TV. But this week they got a cold, hard stare from the NBA and ESPN, who decided in conjunction to drop planned coverage on ESPN of a Lakers game against the Houston Rockets in favor of a Phoenix-Minnesota game the same night, Jan. 8. The Lakers got stranded at the TV altar?...
October 22, 2013 |
Apple introduced the fifth generation of its iPad tablet, a thinner, lighter and redesigned model that is being dubbed the iPad Air. The new model looks a lot like the iPad mini. It weighs 1 pound, down from 1.4 pounds for the previous model, and it is also 20% thinner than before, at just 0.3 inches thick. Complete with the redesigned look is the company's new 64-bit A7 chip, which makes the iPad Air faster than its predecessors. LIVE UPDATES: Apple announcement -- iPad, Mavericks OS X, more Apple said the new iPad Air will be available in silver and white or space gray and black options.
October 22, 2013 |
At an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Apple announced new versions of its Retina MacBook Pro laptops and said its redesigned Mac Pro computer will go on sale "before the end of the year. " The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant said the black, cylinder-shape Mac Pro, which was announced last summer, will start at $2,999 for a 256 GB model with 12 GB of RAM. The Mac Pro, which uses an Intel Xeon E5 processor, will be assembled in the U.S. LIVE UPDATES: Apple announcement -- iPad, Mavericks OS X, more Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller also unveiled the company's second-generation 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which goes on sale Tuesday.
October 21, 2013 |
Apple is slated to hold its latest media event in San Francisco on Tuesday, but what exactly will the tech giant announce? Plenty, it turns out. Reports say the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant plans to follow its September iPhone event with a showcase of new products, primarily starring new iPads. GUIDE: Where to sell old iPads before new ones are announced Here's what you can expect from Apple, as well as one product you shouldn't hold your breath for. Redesigned iPad Apple is expected to announce the fifth generation of its 9.7-inch-screen iPad.
September 26, 2013 |
Amazon.com and Roku announced new gadgets this week, and two of those devices stand out thanks to their value and low price. $139 Kindle Fire HD Amazon unveiled its 2013 line of tablets, but the standout was the Kindle Fire HD, which was introduced last year but had its price slashed to $139 this week. By comparison, it cost $199 when it launched last year. The 2013 version of the Kindle Fire HD features the same specs as last year's model, meaning it has a 720p HD screen, dual stereo speakers and a decent 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
September 25, 2013 |
As Internet video streaming becomes more commonplace in American households, a maker of dedicated devices introduced a new lineup of products and expanded programming options in hopes of capitalizing on this trend. Roku unveiled three new streaming players, priced at $50 to $80, that it says will offer high-definition video, among other features. These devices, with names only a geek could love (the Roku LT, Roku 1 and Roku 2), reach stores in October. Roku also is adding the M-Go movie and television service to its entertainment offerings.