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AT&T "accidentally" leaks Motorola Olympus release date on Facebook

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 2:29 am

In yet another "oops, we shared too much" moment that seems to be happening on a fairly regular basis, An AT&T employee dropped a release time for the Motorola Olympus Android handset…………that has not even gotten an official announcement yet. This is causing quite a buzz around the dual core, Tegra 2 sporting device that could become AT&T's flagship Android handset.


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The post was pulled from the page soon afterwards, but the Internet news stalker is a wily and crafty individual with a quick trigger when it comes to the PrntScrn button. AT&T's official word on the matter is that "this response was posted erroneously. We don't have any information to share about upcoming devices." Well, not anymore.

Microsoft sell 2.5 million Kinects in 25 days - sales achievement unlocked

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 2:00 am

Well, Microsoft - well played good sir. The Kinect has been introduced with warm hugs into 2.5 million homes within 25 days globally. I'm sure the ability to hack them and the air time that has gotten them hasn't helped...


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The sales numbers include Black Friday sales from the weekend just gone. Microsoft are well on their way toward their goal of 5 million units through the holiday season - ho, ho, ho.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 outed by Palit

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 1:09 am

NVIDIA are on a roll, and that roll is down a green hill made of money and good times. Palit's sales sheet for the GTX570 has been distributed ahead of NVIDIA's official launch of the upcoming GTX570 on December 7th.


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The GTX570 has the same number of cores as the older GTX480, but has them clocked 32MHz faster. It's down to 1.28GB of memory from 1.5GB and that 1.28GB of memory is down to a 320-bit bus.

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Google Earth 6 released - makes trees 3D!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: GPS & Location | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 1:00 am

Google has released Google Earth 6, with it comes a variety of upgrades and improvements. Most important is Street View is now deeply integrated into Google Earth which allows users to fly from space to whichever street Google has Street View imagery of.


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In order to do this, pickup the Pegman icon docked right next to the navigation controls and drop Pegman wherever you see a blue-highlighted road.

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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!


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