HP today announced 3 new "all-in-one" PC's today. The TouchSmart 310, TouchSmart tm2 convertible notebook and the Omni100 desktop.
The star in the new releases is the TouchSmart 310 PC, it runs the latest version of HP's exclusive TouchSmart software. HP also announced the HP TouchSmart Apps Centre for one-touch access to free and subscription based applications - this includes touch-enabled games, and applications from companies like Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network.
And for some, the most important feature - the latest version of HP's TouchSmart software now features a built-for-touch Facebook application that can let you create a personalized video greeting and post it directly to a friend's Facebook wall.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Sony Style - Refurbished Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc player for $59.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: Sony dropped the price of their factory refurbished BDP-S360 Blu-ray disc player down to just $59.99 with FREE shipping! The extra $60 discount taking the price from $119.99 down to $59.99 shows up in the cart during checkout. This deal should go through 9/25/10 or while supplies last.
The latest happenings from around the web - September 21st, 2010
- Intel DH57JG Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel Core i5 660 CPU @ Kitguru
- HP Envy 17 Laptop @ TechReviewSource
- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula vs. MSI 890FXA-GD70 @ Planet3DNow
- ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 Mainboard @ TweakPC
- G.Skill Flare (2×2GB) DDR3 2000MHz @ TechReaction
- Intel selling scratch-off software CPU upgrades @ PC Perspective
- Intel admits Larabee was 'impractical' and power hungry @ PC Perspective
While AMD may not seem to be "on top", it doesn't mean they have been stagnant with releases.
Today proves this - AMD released a few new CPU's in their popular Phenom II series of proessors, we have 3 CPU's released today. The top end X6 1075T, an X4 970 Black Edition and an X2 560 Black Edition.
The 1075T sits in-between the already released 6 core 1090T and 1055T while the X4 and X2 compliment the respective AMD CPU families.
With Apple's latest restriction on apps mellowing out a bit, there are quite a few popular desktop applications that are making their way to the iOS platform. One of these is the VLC Media Player, which says it supports "nearly all codec there is." This little gem makes playing nearly every video and audio file format a piece of cake. The official launch date is stated to be tomorrow but users in the U.S. and U.K. having been grabbing the app with no problem. Give it a try today if you've got an iPad and some videos with funky file formats.
A new study has found that our taste for downloads has increased as well as the number of wireless internet connections in the last 12 months.
A reported released yesterday by the Bureau of Statistics shows that in the June 2010 quarter, the amount of data downloaded increased by 50%. In the same period of time the number of wireless broadband connections increased by an amazing 70% to nearly 3.5 million, while fixed-line broadband connections increased slightly to 4.2 million.
The amount of data downloaded every quarter is now 11 times higher than March 2005 and 126 times higher than March 2002.
A day early, Sony has released the 3.50 firmware to the PlayStation 3, allowing 3D Blu-Ray movie playback. Not much else to add yet, as most people are still downloading it.
So if you've got a PlayStation 3 and want some 3D Blu-Ray lovin', turn it on and let the updating begin!
Our Mobile App of the Day today is GV Connect.
One of the biggest points of excitement about Apple's revision of their App Store policy was the ability of apps like Google Voice to make a return to the iOS platform. It's finally here, and GV Connect is one of the apps which was originally pulled by Apple that has made a triumphant return.
GV Connect is a third party application that gives you full interaction with Google Voice accounts on iOS devices like the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. You can place calls, use SMS messaging, and fully interact with messages and voicemails. Synchronization with iPhone contacts is supported as well as iOS4's fast app switching so you don't have to close the app if you need something else from your device in the middle of a call. The app costs $2.99 USD and can be downloaded from the iTunes Store right now.
Pixel Qi has big plans for new 7 inch displays that could be ready for the public late next year. These displays may make their way into a lot of tablets once they are ready due to the fact that they are capable of switching between backlit-LCD function to transflective.
One of the largest gripes with backlit LCD devices is the difficulty seeing the screen in brightly lit situations like a clear sunny day. The addition of transflective technology will make viewing content easy in any sort of lighting a lot easier. Many believe these screens may even put e-ink out of business, but late 2011 is a long way away.
The tears of Microsoft fans in Australia were heard trickling down their cheeks - as once again, Australia gets a watered down release of a product.
Microsoft just posted a press release in regards to the expansion of the Zune services internationally. The Zune Marketplace will have music, tv shows and movie rental, but select components available in select regions.
Windows Phone 7 is being launched this year - with Zune Marketplace having to tackle Apple's iTunes - it would be a very good move to give all markets the same deal, right? No. Enter MS's "Zune Pass" - it allows users to pay a monthly subscription and get full access to Microsoft's entire music library - sounds great, right? Too bad you live in Australia!