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Brando introduces USB 3.0 SATA hard drive dock

By: Don Lynn | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 4:06 am

Looking for a multifunctional USB 3.0 device? You may not have to look any farther than the Brando SATA hard drive dock that has been upgraded to include USB 3.0 connectivity.


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These docks aren't exactly big news, but this dock boasts a feature that others lack: three fully usable USB 3.0 ports incorporated into the dock itself. No more reaching for your case to use your shiny new USB 3.0 device. Sounds good? You might need to check your bank balance; the price comes in at a hefty $140.

Auzentech releases X-Meridian 7.1 2G sound card

By: Don Lynn | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 4:00 am

Auzentech is well known among PC audiophiles for producing some of the best soundcards in the business. They are looking to build off of the popularity of the X-Meridian card with their newest release, the X-Meridian 7.1 2G.


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Upgrades include Auzen's new new Advanced Driver Software Architecture (ADSA ) for the C-Media CMI8788 Oxygen HD PCI Audio Processor and Xear3D sound technology. The card still boasts the Dolby Digital LiveĀ™ Real-Time Content Encoder and DTS CONNECT functionality as well. The 2G is available now for $159.99.

LG Optimus 2X coming to T-Mobile USA in March?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 1:46 am

LG's Optimus 2X was announced a few days ago and the US was left out of it's reach, obviously "FFFUUUU" was probably thought of by thousands nation-wide.


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But, it is rumored that T-Mobile will be launching the Optimus 2X in late February or early March. It would be a major staple for T-Mobile because of it's powerhouse specs, dual-core processor, HSPA+ and the promise of Gingerbread in the form of an update will surely be a hot seller for T-Mobile.

COD: Black Ops pushes past $1 billion in sales, DLC coming soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 12:46 am

Activision has said that Call of Duty: Black Ops has surpassed even Modern Warfare 2 in sales and has to date surpassed $1 billion in sales across all platforms.


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Black Ops gamers have collectively played 600 million hours played since release. Bobby Kotick has also come out and said:

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RumorTT: Kinect to support PC games?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 12:16 am

Well, well Microsoft. Rumors are flying that the Kinect motion-based sensor will in the future, support PC games. Korean developer GamePrix's upcoming PC-only MMORPG, Divine Souls, will support gaming pads making "it resemble console games even more, and is scheduled to support Kinect, a new control system of Xbox360."



GamePrix's Jason Lim continued, saying: "Kinect will soon be available as a new controller so it might be supported like joy pad mode in the future," also mentioning "Currently in MS, there are many game companies that are trying to apply for this system." The implication is that Divine Souls won't be the only game for the PC that supports the Kinect.

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Windows Phone 7 surpasses 1.5 million handsets shipped

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 21, 2010 11:49 pm

It's only been two months since Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 into the world, and now it has hit the 1.5 million handsets sold mark. Is this number the amount of handsets in users hands, or sold to the networks?


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That is still unknown, even if half of those are sold to customers, it's still a very big achievement. Keeping in mind it took Apple 74 days to reach 1 million iPhone sales and T-Mobile took six months to sell 1 million Android-powered G1 handsets in the US.

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Motz Tiny Wooden Power Speaker debuts

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Dec 21, 2010 8:04 pm

If you have, an MP3 player or other device and you need a cool speaker to use to play your music on the go that looks cool and sounds good you might like the new speaker from Pyramid Distribution. The new speaker is called the Motz Tiny Wooden Power Speaker. The little speaker has a carved wooden case that looks really nice and it is smaller than the iPhone 4.


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The speaker is handmade and has all sorts of features. The internal rechargeable battery allows the speaker to be played away from a power outlet. It supports the iPhone and all other 3.5mm input devices. It also has a USB port and a SD card slot for playing media as well.


Other features include a FM receiver inside, and it has a lithium-ion battery good for ten hours when used with earphones, and five hours as a speaker. It measures 40 x 61 x 24mm and weighs 60g. You can order one up right now for $59.99 and the case is made from apricot wood.

Pioneer launches new pearl white DJ gear

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Dec 21, 2010 7:06 pm

Back earlier this year pioneer launched some cool black DJ gear that was just like this white gear that you see here. The only difference is that this white gear has a distinctly Storm Trooper look to it and is cooler than the black in my book. Other than looks, the gear is the same on the inside.


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The hardware includes the CDJ-350-W multi-media player. It support digital files like MP3, AAC, WAV, and AIFF formats played from different media types including USB mass storage, memory cards, and CDRW discs. The device also has a BEAT display function to help the DJ find the perfect spot for a loop or other effect. It also has auto beat loop functions along with beat loop, loop divide, and hot loop.


The DJM-350-W mixer has a USB port, four effect types like noise, short echo, filter, and jet. The device converts analog files to digital and more. It has all sorts of other features like peak level meters, cross fader curves, and lots more. The DJ system will ship in January 2011 with a pair of the CDJ-350-W players and a single DJM-350-W mixer for $2245.

Geek hacks ExoPC to run Android

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 21, 2010 6:00 pm

The little ExoPC is a cool tablet style computer that was really anticipated by a bunch of users. The thing ended up being delayed a lot and it finally lunch not too long ago and hit the market. The mod community has been working hard over the last few months and we have seen all sorts of stuff end up running OS' that were never meant to run on the hardware of late and one of the favorite OS' to hack onto devices is Android.




A dude going by MrWilson on the ExoPC forums has posted up a video of his machine hacked to run Android and it looks really cool. The downside to the hack is that the dude couldn't get the touchscreen to work. You can connect a keyboard and mouse to the computer though and use Android that way if you want.


Perhaps other geeks will be able to help get the touchscreen working on the hack, which would make it much more interesting. Check out the video to see the machine in action. Dennis the Menace would approve of this hack.

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