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AMD CEO Dirk Meyer resigns

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 12:21 am

AMD has just announced that CEO Dirk Meyer has resigned. Currently there is no official reason for his resignation, except that he reached a "mutual agreement" with the company's board.


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Current CFO, Thomas Seifert will be the temporary CEO whilst a new one is found. Bruce Claflin, Chairman of AMD's Board of Directors and head of the CEO Search Committee said "Dirk became CEO during difficult times. He successfully stabilized AMD while simultaneously concluding strategic initiatives including the launch of GlobalFoundries, the successful settlement of our litigation with Intel and delivering Fusion APUs to the market."

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Epson debuts new PowerLite 92, 93, 95, and 96W projectors

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 8:00 pm

Epson is more of a printer company than anything else in my mind. However, that's not all the firm is about. It makes a full line of projectors and other items that are used in businesses, homes, and the classroom all around the country. Epson has announced a new line of projectors aimed at the classroom that replaces the PowerLite 83V+, 83+, 84+, 85+ and 826W+ units on the market right now.


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The new line of projectors includes the PowerLite PowerLite 92, 93, 95, and 96W. The PowerLite 92 and 93 projectors sell for $649 and $699 respectively and have 2400 lumens of white and color light output. The PowerLite 95 sells for $799 and has 2600 lumens of output. These three projectors offer XGA resolution.


The PowerLite 96W has 2700 lumens of light output and sells for $899 with WXGA resolution. The 93, 95, and 96W all have network connectivity and can be controlled remotely. The 95 and 96W can stream video over an IP network as well. All of the projectors have 1.2x optical zoom, HDMI connectivity, and more. The new line of projectors will ship in March.

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DisplayLink offers cheap app to turn iPad into secondary screen for notebook

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 7:02 pm

Working on a notebook if you are used to working from a desktop can be difficult thanks in part to the small screen that you get even on larger notebooks. If you are like me and are used to large desktop screens moving around windows and constantly searching for things on your netbook or notebooks small screen gets old fast. If you have an iPad you take with you, DisplayLink has a new app that will turn the iPad into a secondary display.


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The new app is called the DisplayLink App and it's not the first app I have seen to turn the iPad into a secondary display. This is the first one for wireless graphics heavy weight DisplayLink though. The app will work with Windows 7, Vista, and XP and works in Windows 7 Aero mode unlike other similar apps on the market.


Configuration of the app is done using the DisplayLink Windows Graphics utility. The display automatically repositions when connected or disconnected and it works with other DisplayLink USB devices. It's not spelled out, but the connectivity is apparently provided by the USB charge and sync cable the iPad ships with. The app is only $1.99 and is available right now.

iWatchz Carbon and Jelly iPod nano watchbands debut at CES

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 6:00 pm

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Last month iWatchz unveiled its first new watchband for the new iPod nano called the Q Collection and the bands were pretty cool. You could buy them online or at Apple retail stores. At CES last week, the company pulled the wraps off two new watchband lines for the nano including the Jelly Collection and the Carbon Collection.




The Jelly Collection is a line of translucent bands made from silicone with bright colors. The bands come in pink, orange, red, green, blue, white, and gray. The Jelly Collection will ship starting in January and will be offered at retail locations as well for $24.95. The cooler of the new offerings to me is the Carbon Collection.


The Carbon Collection has a watchband that looks like carbon fiber pattern. The bands are decorated with brightly colored stitching in six different colors. These bands have a matte black clip for securing the Nano to the band. The Carbon Series will be offered in February at Apple retail stores and directly from iWatchz for $49.95.

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Spotify lands on Logitech Squeezebox Touch and Radio

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 5:04 pm

Logitech's Squeezebox line of WiFi music players have been around for longer than the devices have been part of the Logitech company. These wireless music players use the WiFi network in your home to shoot music to just about any room without having to run wires or buy lots of hardware. Logitech has announced that it has a new update to the Squeezebox that users will like.




On the Squeezebox Touch and Radio devices, users can now get access to a library of over 10 million tracks including any playlists that the Spotify user has set up using the service anywhere in the home. Spotify is offered in free and paid versions. However, a subscription is needed to use Spotify on the Squeezebox hardware.


The premium subscription gives users access to CD quality 320 kbps digital tracks and more. The Spotify service is beta right now and the full release will be rolled out "in the very near future" according to Logitech. The bad news for US geeks is that Spotify is still only in Europe.

Bang & Olufsen announces cooperation with Intel for new products

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 4:04 pm

Bang & Olufsen have been around for a long time and it makes some very high-end home theater and audio gear. B&O has been offering some expensive HDTVs for years now and the one thing that it really doesn't have is a connected TV. Connected TVs are the big thing from TV makers right now even if many consumers aren't ready to bite.


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Bang & Olufsen have announced that it has teamed up with Intel to get the latest Intel tech to roll into a new product. The new product will be a connected TV it seems with B&O CEO Kalle Hvidt Nielsen talking about the convergence of the PC, TV and audio solutions into one.


I would bet that we would see some interesting audio tech rolled into other solutions since B&O are famous for high-end audio. "During this convergence of PC, TV and audio technologies, this strategic cooperation with Intel is hugely important to Bang & Olufsen. We looking forward to working with Intel on creating unique product solutions for the future," says Kalle Hvidt Nielsen, Bang & Olufsen President & CEO.

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Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 3:46 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - January 10th, 2010


CES 2011 Coverage


- CES 2011: Razer & Crucial @ Legit Reviews

- Crucial's Crucial Hardware for the Enthusiast - CES 2011 Coverage @ BCCHardware

- CES 2011: EVGA Dual-GPU Video Card and MSI Overclocking @ LegitReviews

- Thermaltake Suite Visit at CES 2011 @ BCCHardware

- Plextor & LiteOn at CES 2011 - SSDs, NAS and Wireless Video @ BCCHardware

- CES 2011 Day 2 Coverage: QNAP | Seagate | AOC | Antec | Xigmatek @ Tweaknews

- CES 2011 Coverage Cont @ Overclockers Club

- CES 2011 Coverage Part Two @ Megatechnews

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Download of the Day: Google Chrome 10.0.628.0 Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 11:26 am

Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 10.0.628.0 Beta.


Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.


One box for everything


Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.


Thumbnails of your top sites


Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.


Incognito mode


Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.


Safe browsing


Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.


For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.


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The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 10.0.628.0 Beta


# Fixes several crashes and small issues:


* All

- Updated V8 -

- Updated WebKit - 534.16

- Eliminated crash on shutdown after "Clear All Downloads" (Issue 66676)


Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: Samsung BD-P1600 Netflix, Pandora, You Tube, and Blockbuster On Demand streaming Enabled Blu-ray Player for $69.99 plus Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 10:37 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Samsung BD-P1600 Netflix, Pandora, You Tube, and Blockbuster On Demand streaming Enabled Blu-ray Player for $69.99 plus Shipping!.


Offer: $69.99 plus just $5.86 gets you the Samsung BD-P1600, a Netflix, Pandora, You Tube, and Blockbuster On Demand streaming enabled Blu-ray disc player. Get one at this clearance pricing while you can.


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Microsoft's Kinect to support PC "when the time is right"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 6:13 am

Steve Ballmer, current CEO of Microsoft has promised that Kinect will have PC support sometime in the future. Right now, Kinect is Xbox 360 territory, but eventually Microsoft have plans to move this across to the PC.


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Even though the system has been hacked, prodded, thrashed and slashed on virtually all platforms, official support is always going to win. The BBC asked Ballmer "Will you plug-in the Kinect to the PC, will you go for that in the near future?", Ballmer replied with "We'll support that in a formal way in the right time and when we've got an announcement to make we'll make it."

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