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Creative ZEN X-Fi3, wireless audio on the go

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 2, 2011 2:14 am

Creative have unleashed the ZEN X-Fi3 Bluetooth Touch MP3 player. The ZEN X-Fi3 sports the apt-X codec which brings superior Bluetooth transmission, and also features X-Fi technology which restores rich detail and retains high level of clarity for audio tracks. It's housed in a stylishly-designed player which delivers the best wireless audio while you're on the move. ZEN X-Fi3 also supports a huge range of audio formats inclusive of FLAC for die-hard lossless audio fans.

 

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The player also includes video output so you can share movies and photos with family and friends on your big-screen. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to easily connect to compatible stereo Bluetooth speakers and headphones. The ZEN X-Fi3 also features responsive touch keys for easy navigation and playback control and surprisingly, a microSD card slot for additional storage. An integrated FM radio is also included.

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Samsung unveils 5.3-inch GALAXY Note smartphone, GALAXY Tab 7.7 also shown off

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 2, 2011 1:36 am

Samsung have sure been busy, they've just announced two new products in the GALAXY-branded family at the IFA trade show in Germany. First up we have the GALAXY Note smartphone which is a 5.3-inch, 1280x800-pixel Super AMOLED crazy looking smartphone. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it. It will be powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core, include an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a huge 2,500 mAh battery and software wise we have Android 2.3 Gingerbread as well as Samsung's dab of paint with their TouchWiz UI.

 

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On the tablet front, the GALAXY Tab 7.7 is you guessed it, a 7.7-inch Android-powered tablet. It will sport a 1280x800-pixel Super AMOLED Plus display, the same 1.4GHz dual-core chip, embedded HSPA+ connectivity, up to 64GB of internal storage, dual cameras, a 5,100 mAh battery as well as Android 3.2 Gingerbread as well as the Samsung TouchWiz UI layer.

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Download of the Day: SuperAntiSpyware 5.0.1118

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 1, 2011 3:58 pm

Our Download of the Day today is SuperAntiSpyware 5.0.1118.

 

SUPERAntiSpyware Professional features our highly advanced Real-Time Protection to ensure protection from installation or re-installation of potential threats as you surf the Internet. Used in conjunction with our First Chance Prevention and Registry Protection, your computer is protected from thousands of threats that attempt to infect and infiltrate your system at startup or while shutting down your system.

 

Advanced Detection and Removal

 

• Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.

• Light on System Resources and won't slow down your computer like many other anti-spyware products. Won't conflict with your existing anti-spyware or anti-virus solution!

 

Real-Time Protection

 

• Real-Time Blocking of threats! Prevent potentially harmful software from installing or re-installing!

• First Chance Prevention examines over 50 critical points of your system each time your system starts up and shuts down to eliminate threats before they have a chance to infect and infiltrate your system.

• Schedule either Quick, Complete or Custom Scans Daily or Weekly to ensure your computer is free from harmful software.

 

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Deal of the Day: 14.1" LED-backlit Dell Inspiron N4030 Laptop for $399 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 1, 2011 3:17 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Microsoft - 14.1" LED-backlit Dell Inspiron N4030 Laptop with Intel Pentium Dual-Core, 4GB Memory, 320GB HD, DVD Burner, Wireless-N, Webcam, and More for $399 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: The Microsoft Store is having a hot promotion on the 14.1" LED-backlit Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop! $399 gets you one with 2.13Ghz Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6200, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 320GB hard drive, 8x DVD+/-RW DL, 802.11b/g/n wireless, .3MP webcam, 5-in-1 media card reader, 6-cell LiOh battery, Windows 7 Home Premium, and a 1 year warranty. Good while supplies last, unknown expiration date.

 

DELL INSPIRON N4030 N4030-223B3D LAPTOP DEAL

 

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Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Sep 1, 2011 2:16 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - September 1st, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 @ XSReviews

- GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3P @ Vortez

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Dell S2330MX Ultra-Slim Monitor @ Hot Hardware

- Faster Than Radeon HD 6970: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB Toxic Edition @ XBit Labs

- AMD Eyefinity and Nvidia Surround Technologies Reviewed @ XBit Labs

- Sapphire HD 6950 @ HT4U

- PAX 2011 (PAX Prime) Seattle (Video) - AMD Shows Off Support for Eyefinity and HD3D in Deus Ex @ Futurelooks

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ZOTAC release palm-sized ZBOX nano AD10 mini-PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Sep 1, 2011 6:52 am

ZOTAC have just released a pretty cool looking mini-PC in the form of the ZBOX nano AD10 mini-PC which is powered by AMD's E350 APU platform. It features a dual-core processor clocked in at 1.6GHz, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, support for 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 GBps HDD/SSD and finally, includes a remote control! Full specs and a picture are below/in the full news post:

 

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ZOTAC Debuts Palm-Sized ZBOX nano AD10 series

AMD E-350 APU platform

1.6 GHz, dual-core

AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics processor

80 unified shaders

Engine clock: 500 MHz

ZBOX nano AD10

1 x DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slot

Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD

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PlayStation 3 sales go nuts, 400% increase in Australia

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 1, 2011 5:46 am

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia have today revealed that the PlayStation 3 sales have surged over 400% in the week following the price drops across the 160GB and 320GB models in Australia. This information is from the official NPD Group Australia sales data from retailers nationally. Michael Ephraim, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia says:

 

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This new price point really represents fantastic value for money as PlayStation 3 delivers full HD games, Blu-ray capability, plus music, movies, catch-up TV and more on demand. Australians love not only games, but also the quality home entertainment PS3 provides. Sales are booming because PlayStation 3 is the best device to connect to your TV, at incredible value, to provide the ultimate home entertainment experience.

 

The new RRP of the PlayStation 3 is AU$349.95 and $449.95 for the 160GB and 320GB models respectively. This represents a $150 saving on the former recommended retail pricing. Sales momentum is expected to continue with huge AAA releases such as Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception, Resistance 3 and even PlayStation Move enabled games such as DanceStar from the people behind SingStar.

Google Chromebooks get offline access

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 1, 2011 5:00 am

Don't have an Internet connection? Well, until now, the Google Chromebooks were pretty useless to you. But, Google are now taking steps in addressing problems with offline access to services such as Gmail, Calendar and Docs. Quoting the Gmail blog:

 

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Gmail Offline is a Chrome Web Store app that's intended for situations when you need to read, respond to, organize and archive email without an internet connection. This HTML5-powered app is based on the Gmail web app for tablets, which was built to function with or without web access . . .

 

Google Calendar and Google Docs let you seamlessly transition between on- and offline modes. When you're offline in Google Calendar, you can view events from your calendars and RSVP to appointments. With Google Docs you can view documents and spreadsheets when you don't have a connection. Offline editing isn't ready yet, but we know it's important to many of you, and we're working hard to make it a reality.

 

This will make the Chromebooks an actual, realistic laptop replacement. Nice work, Google.

HTC Jetstream, 10.1-inch, LTE-capable, Android-based tablet out on September 4 with AT&T

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 1, 2011 4:00 am

HTC are ready to launch their first true Android-based, 10.1-inch tablet, called HTC Jetstream. Previously known as Puccini, the tablet will sport Android 3.1 and LTE support, with a fallback to HSPA+ 3G if needed. It comes with a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon which is capable of both recording and playing back 1080p video. The Jetstream will rock HTC's custom Sense interface and will be a first for a tablet-native OS and includes many of the famous HTC Sense widgets.

 

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Jetstream sports a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and an eight-megapixel rear-facing camera and also features a microSDHC slot for increase storage capacity. Price wise, we're looking at US$700 for the cellular-capable Jetstream, with obvious bundles available from AT&T. Early buyers get an optional Scribe stylus for free.

Skype release FREETALK ConnectMe Home Phone Adapter, allows any handset to work with Skype

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Sep 1, 2011 3:30 am

Skype have just released some new products, FREETALK® Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter for Skype and a New Skype-enabled Cordless Phone from GE. Currently Skype powers calls through a large range of devices, on computers (Windows, Mac or Linux), iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and even Skype-enabled HDTV or Blu-ray players. Today, Skype are talking about their FREETALK Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter for Skype.

 

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The FREETALK Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter for Skype allows hassle-free, plug-and-play simplicity that uses your existing handset to make free Skype-to-Skype calls, including low-cost calls to landlines and mobile phones worldwide at Skype's great low rates. All that is requires is to connect this to your home phone, broadband and landline and after, enjoy making Skype calls anywhere.

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