Cisco: a consumer brand?

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Years ago no-one would have thought that the words "Cisco" and "Consumer" would go well in a sentence. Even after the purchase of Linksys Cisco has mainly kept their consumer network products branded with...

Google 'UK's top consumer brand'

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Internet search engine Google has become the UK's top brand for the first time, according to a consumer survey. It moved up two places from last year's poll, beating Microsoft into second place and Mercedes...

SanDisk Shrinks SSD for Consumer Devices

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SanDisk has expanded its solid-state drive product line with a module roughly a quarter the size of 1.8-inch hard drives. SSDs are faster, lighter, cooler-running and more power efficient than their traditional HDD counterparts. The...

100 Million+ Consumer Electronic Devices with DivX Support

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Since the launch of the DivX Certification program in 2003, DivX Incorporated's consumer electronics partners have shipped over 100 million DivX Certified video devices. The 100 million devices represent over 2,500 individual product models that...

Danish consumer agency finds design flaw in Apple iBook

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After receiving complaints from iBook owners that their machines would no longer start up, the Danish Consumer Complaints Board conducted a detailed study of four complaints received between April and November 2006, including a microscopic...

Consumer Versions of Windows Vista Available Early

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The official launch of Windows Vista is planned for January 30. Some online retailers have, however, made the operating system available early. mwave.com states that it has Vista 32-bit Home Basic OEM for $89.90, Vista...

Via eyes consumer electronics

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Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. will next month begin shipping a new motherboard series and chipset designed to be used in consumer electronics products. The EPIA EX series motherboard is a mini-ITX board, measuring 17 centimeters...

BitTorrent Partners with Consumer Electronics Manufacturers

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Today, BitTorrent, Inc. has announced a collaborative effort with a number of hardware manufacturers to promote BitTorrent-embedded consumer products. Consumer electronics manufacturers are starting to integrate the BitTorrent platform into their products to ensure a...

Consumer Responsibility

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This is something that has bothered me for a long time, and in light of the recent goings on in the world of consumerism I feel compelled to write about my feelings. First off, most...

AMD releases a consumer electronics chip

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First, Advanced Micro Devices went upmarket with the Opteron chip for servers. Now, it wants to go downscale into the consumer electronics market with a new line of Geode chips for gadgets. ...

TiVo Pop-Up Ads Raise Consumer Concerns

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Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. has long promised "TV Your Way." But the company's plans for pop-up ads and restrictions on copying have sparked worries that the service may be eroding consumer control in...

Microsoft Settles Consumer Lawsuit in New Mexico

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Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it will pay New Mexico consumers as much as $31.5 million to settle a class action claiming the world's largest software maker had overcharged for software. The settlement, which received...

Ubisoft Violates Consumer Rights

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Ubisoft released the promised Rainbow Six 3 : Raven Shield 1.5 patch yesterday, but they failed to mention their new copy protection scheme. It turns out that Ubisoft implented code into the RVS...

Creative Labs Unleashes Consumer Graphics Card

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Creative Technology rolled out its Graphics Blaster Picture Perfect consumer graphics card based on a professional 3Dlabs VP visual processing unit today. The product is addressed to digital camera users and computer gamers, not to...

ID Theft and Web Scams Top Consumer Complaints

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Internet scams, including bogus auctions and deceptive Web and computer services, joined identity theft among the top consumer fraud complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2001, the U.S. agency said Wednesday. ...

Intel axes its consumer electronics unit

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Intel is winding down its consumer electronics division as the company continues its return to its core chip business. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker Thursday confirmed that its Connected Products Division, which specializes in digital...

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