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Verizon LTE networks now active in US cities

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 7:02 pm

I would bet that there are many people out there that want the fastest mobile internet as possible. If you are like me in a smaller city, you may have a hard time just getting a decent 3G signal in your area. If you are lucky enough to live in one of the large cities Verizon is offering its new LTE service to you can get some seriously fast speeds.

 

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Verizon has announced that its LTE network launched yesterday in several cities in the US. The service costs $50 monthly for 5GB of data and 10GB is $80 monthly with $10 per GB over the limits. The carrier also has a couple new modems that will work on the new 4G networks and work on 3G networks as well for about $100.

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Mac App Store coming on December 13 says rumor

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 6:04 pm

The best part about the iPhone and the iPad is the huge number of apps for all different uses on the App Store. You can find things to make work better along with games and apps for just about anything else. We already know that Apple is planning an App Store for Mac users but when the announcement of the store was made, there was no indication given on how long it would take.

 

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According to AppleTell an inside source has told the publication that Apple is targeting December 13 for the launch of the Mac App Store. The source claims that Jobs and crew had told devs to have software ready to go as early as today, but that launch is not going to happen today is seems. Apple is still mum on an official launch date.

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GymyGym lets geeks workout without getting out of the computer chair

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Health Technology | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 5:14 pm

I can tell you from experience that it can be very hard to find time to get to the gym for some exercise. My gym is only about a mile from the house and some weeks I am just too busy to make it. If you have no desire to go to a gym, but you need to keep yourself in tiptop shape for all those hard-core COD gaming sessions, we have the perfect office chair for you.

 

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The chair is called the GymyGym and the thing is billed as the world's first ergonomic exercise chair. The chair comes in several colors and appears to have stretch exercise bands to hold you up. The chair has a couple elastic resistance bands that have handles on it and you can grab them and get your workout in.

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Looxcie offers support for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 for its wearable camcorder

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Cameras | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 4:32 pm

The first year I went to CES years ago, I saw a geek running around the halls wearing a backpack stuffed with batteries and recording gear all to support the camera mounted to a hat he wore so he could post video of him actually moving around the show floor. I saw the dude leaning against things resting a lot, the rig had to weigh 30 pounds or so. Today you can do the same thing with the wearable Looxcie camcorder that supports Bluetooth.

 

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This week Looxcie has announced that its camera is now supporting the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4G smartphones. The only caveat to supporting the camcorder on the Apple device is that you have to be running iOS 4.2 or higher. There is a Looxcie device on Amazon for sale now that is Made for iPhone certified.

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Download of the Day: GPU-Z 0.4.9

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 12:38 pm

Our Download of the Day today is GPU-Z 0.4.9.

 

GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

 

• Support NVIDIA and ATI cards

• Displays adapter, GPU and display information

• Displays overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks (if available)

• Validation of results

• No installation required

• Support for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported)

 

With this version, PowerColor and TechPowerUp return with the PowerColor Hardware giveaway. This time we're giving away some even cooler next-generation graphics cards, including two upcoming high-end PowerColor Radeon graphics cards, two PowerColor HD 6870 PCS+, and two PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ graphics cards. To participate, simply download the latest GPU-Z, and click on the "PowerColor Giveaway", follow the instructions.

 

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Deal of the Day: Nook Color 7" Capacitive TFT, TI 800Mhz Processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB Storage, Wireless-N on Android 2.1 for $249 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 12:00 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Barnes & Noble - Nook Color 7" Capacitive TFT, TI 800Mhz Processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB Storage, Wireless-N on Android 2.1 for $249 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: The new Barnes & Noble Nook Color is an impressive new e-book reader, but it can be so much more if you root it. This 7" color capacitive touchscreen 1024 x 600 IPS TFT equipped unit comes with TI OMAP 3621 800Mhz Cortex A8 processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD slot expansion, 802.11b/g/n wireless, tilt sensor, and Android 2.1. It's just $249 with FREE shipping!

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 11:17 am

The latest happenings from around the web - December 6th, 2010

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7 Intel P67 Motherboard - First look @ PC Stats

- ASUS P6X58D-E Motherboard @ OCIA

- Gigabyte X58-USB3 Motherboard @ Pureoverclock

- Zotac M880G-ITX WiFi : 100 % AMD @ Cowcotland

 

CPU

 

- AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 6-Core Processor Performance @ Legit Reviews

- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz Socket AM3 6-Core Processor @ PCStats

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Radeon HD 5550 v. GeForce GT 430 @ InsideHW

- We've Been Bamboozled! Process Delays Hit GPUs @ PC Perspective

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NVIDIA "refreshes" mobile graphics range - 500M enters the market

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 3:58 am

NVIDIA has obviously not moved past it's renaming schemes. The 580 being a 480 but re-tweaked with 512 shaders and increased clock speeds with slight tweaks to power consumption, but still the same hardware (2 monitor output limitations, etc still apply).

 

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Now the mobile GPU range hits with the 500M range. The 540M chip maintains the same 96 CUDA cores and 128-bit memory interface as the GT 435M but earns it's "next-generation" name by increase clock speeds.

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Calling out Gerry and Bernie's Bluff - Myer and Harvey Norman eye off the GST

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 3:15 am

Kogan Technologies Blog has an interesting piece on the current GST-free retail world that Myer and now Harvey Norman are wishing for. Gerry Harvey has announced he wants to follow in Myer's footsteps by offering a China-based website to sell direct to Australian Shoppers, GST free.

 

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The blog pulls up some interesting points, but personally I do not see the point - Harvey Norman and Myer need to realise, like any retailer (with myself working in the IT retail sector as well as the super-hero posting TweakTown magician) that retail cannot continuously go up and up and up. It will fall eventually.

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Android Market gets the "Related" tab - similar app suggestions

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 2:00 am

Goody! It looks like Android users won't need to wait for the Android 2.3 update to get a "Related/Similar" tab in the Android Market. Android users are reporting that they're finding the new tab in their Market.

 

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Obviously with this being very new - no one knows exactly which countries have it live or not, but here in Australia with a HTC Desire (Android 2.2) I do not have the updated Related tab.

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