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RumorTT: Microsoft have 'huge' Windows Phone 7 update coming

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 12:20 am

Windows Phone 7 has been relatively successful thus far, to be launched in a world where Android and iOS devices are at the top of the food chain, Microsoft had a large task at hand - this is about to change.


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Just like the original iPhone, WP7 is held back by features such as cut/copy/paste and true multitasking. Microsoft is rumored to have a massive update to their mobile OS - the leak comes from a Windows Phone 7 dev who couldn't keep his tongue bitten any longer saying the update will include cut/copy/paste, free voice-buided Bing navigation, custom ringtone support a third party multitasking and more.

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3DMark 11 delayed - last minute bugs to be squashed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 12:08 am

Futuremark has decided to delay the release of their popular benchmarking program 3DMark 11 for a week. The decision comes after the team noticed a few bugs in the program and rather than release it now and then release a patch in a week, they have decided to delay the launch and fix the bugs first.


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They've said it might take a day or a week [to find the bugs and fix them] but the new launch date will be confirmed soon.

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Toshiba unveils new PowerTV with internal battery

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 8:06 pm

I live just outside of one of the largest cities in my part of Texas. Even with me so close to a metropolitan area, my house is on a rural power co-op and that means that the power goes out if a dog up the street farts twice in a row. The thing that really pisses me off about the power going to so much is that it always happens right in the middle of something I want to watch. More than power outages though the power will brown out for a bit and make the TV turn off. I really hate that.


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Toshiba has unveiled a new TV line that is cool called the PowerTV. This is the first set on the market that has an internal battery. When the power goes out the battery in the TV kicks on immediately to keep your set running and you watching TV. It sounds like a TV with an integrated UPS like the one I use on my computer. That should mean that the battery would keep the set going if a brownout happens as well.

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Gateway EC19C-A52C/S notebook hits Japan

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 7:00 pm

Acer and Gateway have been part of the same company for a while now and the extra reach that Gateway bought to Acer helped the company to grow significantly in the notebook market. A new Gateway notebook is headed to Japan that has some nice features and is a rather green offering as well. The machine is the Gateway EC19C-A52C/S notebook.


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The little rig is an ultraportable with an 11.6-inch screen boasting LED backlighting and a screen resolution of 1366 x 768. Other features include an Intel Core i5-470UM processor running at 1.33GHz and sporting Intel Turbo Boost. It has 2GB of RAM, 320GB of storage, and a six-cell battery. The little machine weighs 3-pounds and measures 1.14" x 11.2" x 8".

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Sony heads back to Japan with eReader line

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 6:02 pm

eReaders are huge in the US today and they are popular around the world. Sony eReaders have been on the market much longer than popular devices like the Kindle and Nook have, but early on Sony eReaders didn't catch the eye of users in Japan. Back in 2007, both Sony and Panasonic pulled out of the eReader market in Japan. Despite the market not being enough for them in their home countries, Sony has been selling its eReaders in the US for a long time now.




Sony is now set to go back to its home market with its eReaders. Sony will offer a 5-inch screen eReader in Japan starting on December 10 for 20,000 yen or $240. A 6-inch screen version of the reader will be offered for 25,000 yen. Reuters reports lack of content was the main reason the Sony readers failed originally. The popularity of eReader rivals and tablets like the iPad has to be another factor pushing Sony back to its home market.

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Mushkin shifting Callisto Deluxe drives super cheap TODAY ONLY!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 5:46 pm

With today being Cyber Monday, there's terrific deals to be had left, right and centre. But if it's a super SSD deal you're looking out for, look no further, for Mushkin has contacted us with details on what they have going today.


Their well regarded Callisto Deluxe range of SandForce powered solid state drives are going for super low pricing that just can't be beat, providing you bite today!


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The company is shifting the Callisto Deluxe 40GB for just $80, while the 90GB is going for only $164.99! - You folks in the states won't find a cheaper deal anywhere else. Just hit up Mushkin's website and place your order directly there to take advantage of these fantastic prices on tap today.


While we're on the subject of Mushkin, check out their latest advertisement below which gives a glimpse of their new Ridgeback series of DDR3 modules you may like to also treat yourself to this Cyber Monday, seeing as RAM is so easy to install, even a monkey can do it!


Clear 4G launches in LA today

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 5:00 pm

I'm not happy at all with the speed of the wireless networks in my area. All of the major wireless carriers in the country offer 3G here in my city, but the connections are all very slow. The 3G connections here are patchy at best and offer speeds more like dial up than the blazing fast broadband connections some parts of the country have. While I still wait for better 3G coverage, many places are already getting 4G coverage.




Clear has announced today that the latest area to get 4G WiMax coverage with its new 4G network is Los Angeles. The faster network launches in the LA area just in time for Cyber Monday and the fast speed will make for blazing fast online shopping and will be a great gift that any geek would be happy to get on Christmas Day.

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Asus Eee note EA-800 set to launch this week in Taiwan

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 4:04 pm

Asus has more products on the market today that you can shake a stick at. The company got its start long ago but for most of us here in the US the Asus brand only became familiar when the netbook craze took off. Asus is always adding new gear to its line of offerings and has a new Eee Note EA-800 device that will land in Taiwan this week. The device is designed to let users take notes using a tablet style device.


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The tablet has a price that works out to $230. It has some very nice features as well with an integrated camera and mic that will let you record notes and take pics. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can listen privately to things you record or music. The screen of the tablet is 8-inches, it has a resolution of 1024 x 768, and the battery promises 13.5 hours of continuous use.

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Download of the Day: UltraVNC

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 9:04 am

Our Download of the Day today is UltraVNC


UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location. If you provide computer support, you can quickly access your customer's computers from anywhere in the world and resolve helpdesk issues remotely! With addons like SingleClick your customers don't even have to pre-install software or execute complex procedures to get remote helpdesk support.


Key features: File transfer, Video driver, Optional Encryption Plugins, MS Logon, Text chat, Viewer Toolbar, Java Viewer with File Transfer , as well as Auto scaling and Server Side Scaling, Multiple-Monitors-support,Repeater/Proxy-support, Auto reconnection, good performances and tons of other functionalities.


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