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Perceptive Pixel unveil 82-inch multi-touch LCD, I think I've just fallen in love

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Aug 10, 2011 3:30 am

Perceptive Pixel has just unveiled at this year's SIGGRAPH, an 82-inch, multi-touch, 120hz LCD. Yes, 82-inch. It is dubbed "the world's largest" of it's kind, although Perceptive Pixel does make an 88-inch DLP model. The screen itself only does 1080p, but it does power through with 120Hz and an unlimited multi-touch response time of only 1ms. All that I need to know is, where can I get one and what do I have to do to get it?

 

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Chromium OS tablet UI caught on video

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 10, 2011 3:00 am

On their quest to rule the world, Google are still pumping away at their Chromium OS and Engadget has found themselves a video of an experimental version of Chromium OS specially tuned for tablet touch screens and big fingers, the video is below.

 

 

As you can see, the UI has large buttons, a pop-out, Android-style keyboard with a speech-input button, big icons above tabs (for easier clicking) and very large menus. It looks quite close to Android 3.x. What is the future of Android as a mobile/smartphone OS if Chromium is looking to tap the same style? Only time will tell.

Remember, Remember, the 5th of November - Anonymous vows to destroy Facebook on November 5

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Aug 10, 2011 2:30 am

Anonymous has had quite the resume built up, responsible for attacks on the Pentagon, News Corp and others have now set their targets on Zuckerberg's love child, Facebook. Anonymous have vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5 citing privacy concerns and the difficulty involved in deleting a Facebook account. Anonymous hopes to "kill Facebook," and the "medium mof communication [we] all so dearly adore."

 

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The full announcement is below (and in the full post of this news) for your reading pleasure. Let's just hope V for Vendetta is not involved because we all know what happens on the 5th of November.

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Dylan Ratigan goes off, accuses Congress and the President of being corrupt, entire MSNBC studio stops and listens

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Aug 10, 2011 1:52 am

This is not something that you'd find on the front page of a tech site, but while I'm employed to write news for TweakTown, I'll post in my own image. This story covers hundreds of millions of people and further more, the entire financial system of the Western World and beyond. The current financial crisis is not something that "just happened", it is something that has happened over decades and is something that is not being fixed.

 

 

It is not something that they should be surprised of and there needs to be huge, systematic changes in the entire US government, Congress, Banking, Law, and virtually everything in-between before we see a true change. Dylan Ratigan of "The Dylan Ratigan Show" really drives his point home and I found myself getting goosebumps and nearly tearing up at just how... I don't even know how to word it, how, genuine and patriotic he seemed.

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Facebook Messenger released, a new way of keeping in touch with friends

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 10, 2011 1:03 am

What's the best way to reach a friend quickly? Facebook message? Wall post? Text message? Well, it seems to be getting easier with the introduction of Messenger from Facebook, a new mobile app that is said to simplify how messaging works, giving you a faster way to message friends and small groups. Messenger is a separate app and only takes one click to get to your messages or send a new one.

 

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Messages are delivered through notification and texts, so your friends should get them virtually instantly. Messenger is capable of reaching all of your friends, whether they're on your friends list on Facebook or part of your phone contacts, all that is required is for you to type their name. The new Messenger app is an extension of Facebook messages which means all of your conversations are in the single place, inclusive of texts, chats, emails and messages. So if you're on your phone or on the Web, you'll have a full history of your messages.

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App of the Day: GetGlue 2.4.3 (iOS)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Aug 9, 2011 6:15 pm

Our App of the Day today is GetGlue 2.4.3 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 3.1 or later.

 

Think of Foursquare for entertainment and you get GetGlue. It's a check-in based app which allows you to socially share with friends what you are doing when you are relaxing.

 

Watching a new TV episode, catching a new movie, listening to music, watching your team beat another and so on. You also earn stickers for certain achievements.

 

GetGlue makes it easy to connect with friends and fans around the TV shows, movies, music, and sporting events that you love. Check-in on GetGlue while consuming entertainment to share with friends and to earn exclusive rewards from our partners.

 

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Toshiba unveil World's first glasses-free 3D laptop

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 9, 2011 4:00 pm

Toshiba have paved the way with their new Qosmio F755 which is the world's first laptop capable of delivering glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time on one screen. The Qosmio F755 3D laptop sports the latest in auto-stereoscopic display technology, equipped with a 15.6-inch full HD TriBrite display with Active Lens technology, the double parallax image display is able to project two sets of images at the same time, splitting them between left and right eyes to create the 3D effect.

 

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Toshiba also includes their Face Tracking technology which uses the in-built webcam to perfect the projection of the image by reacting to the motion and position of the user, which delivers a broad viewing zone from which to view 3D content. The result? Glasses-free 3D goodness. As the only laptop of its kind to offer simultaneous viewing of both 2D and 3D content on the single screen, it provides users with the option to watch 3D content in a full-screen or condense it to a smaller window, preserving the 2D desktop to browse the Web or do other tasks.

 

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Acer soon to release ultra-slim, MacBook Air-like 13.3-inch Aspire 3951

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 9, 2011 3:42 pm

As learned today through a web leak, Acer has an ultra-thin 13.3-inch laptop in the works that is said to be hitting the market in October. Falling under the Aspire line-up, images of the Acer Aspire 3951 show a very sleek, tidy looking unit that weighs in at around 1.4Kg and is only 13mm thick. It sports all-aluminum casing which houses a 2nd-gen Core/Sandy Bridge platform.

 

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From what we have to go on at this time, it looks to be arriving with a 500GB HDD (or optionally a 160GB SSD), HD webcam, 2-in-1 card reader, 802.11/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 and HDMI ports and a battery lasting over 6 hours.

 

With pricing said to be ranging between $770 and $960, it could well prove to be quite the popular attraction against the MacBook Air for XMAS buyers.

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SOUL by Ludacris SL800 Headphones now on sale

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Aug 9, 2011 2:48 pm

Here's an interesting looking pair of headphones, which perhaps may be quickly dismissed if you're not looking to spend much due to the $299.95 price tag. First announced back in March, SOUL by Ludacris have just made available their SL300 headphones via Amazon at the aforementioned price point. Clearly these aren't your basic stereo headphones as indicated by the price alone; rather, some big claims are made from the U.S. based company with a 'high definition, fully isolated listening experience' for professionals and audiophiles also seeking unique styling.

 

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The SL300s come in two color options; gold, and black/white. They feature a breathable headband pad and fully articulated earcups that promise a very comfortable fit and are foldable for convenient storage when not in use. Using dynamic drivers with a Neodymum magnet, they also feature active noise cancelling technology (two AAA batteries required for this), gold-plated 3.5mm connector, an in-line remote and tangle-free cable. They ship with a cleaning cloth and carrying case included.

NVIDIA ForceWare 280.26 WHQL drivers released

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 9, 2011 1:56 pm

NVIDIA have just released the first major WHQL approved software suite for August, designed for all GeForce cards from the 6-series up as well as the ION platform.

 

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The new 280.26 drivers include updated builds of the Physx system software (v9.10.0514) and HDMI audio drivers (v1.2.23.3) as well as implementing support for SLI on AMD's 990FX, 990X and 970 desktop chipsets (on certified boards).

 

One of the biggest changes however is in relation to the 3D Vision component, with its controller driver now included in all GPU driver installations. 3D Vision Monitor support has been extended to include some of the latest compatible monitors, including the ViewSonic V3D245 as well as 3D Vision compatible projectors including the Acer X111, BenQ W710ST and NEC NP-V300W.

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