It's Amazon day! Greetings from sunny Santa Monica, CA, home of rusty Ferris wheels and namesake of at least one Everclear song we can think of off the top of our head. We're expecting big news from the online mega-retailer today -- after all, we flew across the country to be here. What can we look forward to today? The sequel to the Kindle Fire? Some new e-reading devices? A Kindlephone? Find out today at 1:30PM ET!
Amidst all the exciting chaos from yesterday's events, Canadian availability of Motorola's newfangled RAZR HD were wistfully lost. Fret not, however, as the Google-owned outfit has let it be known that its recently announced 4.7-inch slab will be coming to Canada as an exclusive to Rogers -- not to mention with a slightly tweaked moniker. The RAZR HD LTE -- as it'll be known in Great White North territory -- is still the same unit we got our grubby paws on, meaning you'll have the same 8.4mm thin body, 2,500mAh battery, dual-core, 1.5GHz S4 CPU and, naturally, that trademark Kevlar backing found on the RAZR family. There's no word yet on how much folks will have to shell out once it hits Canadian shelves "this fall," but there is a registration page open for anyone interested in being kept in the loop -- link to that is just down below.
Fans of the torrent-juggling desktop client can now get their downloads direct to their mobile device, because uTorrent's launched a beta app for any Android device running version 2.1 or higher. It's currently free, with RSS support, fully adjustable upload and download speeds and the ability to play games in the background as you wait for your files. There's currently no limit on download sizes either -- just so long as you can stomach the data charges.
Let's face it, we're doomed as a species, because one day, Boston Dynamics is gonna unleash its army of DARPA-funded droids and wipe us all out. The company's sprinting robot, Cheetah, has now broken the land-speed record for humans, clocking speeds of 29.3 miles per hour, meaning not even the 27.79mph Usain Bolt can escape. Fortunately for us, it's got a fatal flaw; a balance problem that means it can only remain upright with a boom keeping it steady. Unfortunately, that's not going to be a problem for long, since field-testing on an independently upright version begins early next year. We'd wish you sweet dreams, but, you know, we're too busy building an underground shelter.
Have you entered our back to school giveaway yet? If you've already commented on each of 15 eligible posts, you're all set -- you can only vote once on each article (15 times in all), so hang in there and wait for us to randomly select the winners. The rest of you, however, need to get a move on! There's only 24 hours remaining in the contest period, so be sure to get all 15 entries in before the clock strikes noon tomorrow. Good luck!
Intel's quad-core Ivy Bridge processors have been doing the rounds since April, but the chipmaker continues to expand its selection, now adding a new high-end Core i7 mobile processor. Clocked at 3.0 GHz and priced at $1,096, the Core i7-3940XM is a quad-core 22 nm chip, packing Intel's HD 4000 series GPU and 8MB of L3 cache. According to the recently revealed pricing list, it'll be joined by two more Core i7 models, the 2.8GHz i7-3840QM and the 2.7 GHz i7-3740QM. If you're shopping around for a new processor, visit the source for the full list of Intel's newest entries -- alongside some minor price reductions on a few older models.