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FinalWire Acquires and Discontinues EVEREST

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 12:01 am

FinalWare Ltd has today announced it has acquired Lavalys EVEREST - whom own the diagnostics, hardware monitoring, network audit and benchmark software that is used by many around the world.

 

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"Today is a significant step forward in our progress to deliver a class-leading diagnostics and benchmarking solution," said Tamas Miklos, managing director of FinalWire. "The addition of Lavalys' customers and technologies will enable us to accelerate investments, meet a wider set of customer needs through a richer solution set, increase efficiencies and significantly expand our opportunities for growth."

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Sony Ericsson CEO points to February reveal - possible PlayStation Phone news?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 21, 2010 10:48 pm

Without actually saying the words - Sony is pointing toward some news regarding the hopefully upcoming PlayStation Phone.

 

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CEO Bert Nordberg says "There's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere". Also adding that a new Sony Ericsson product would be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February.

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Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 21, 2010 3:48 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - November 21st, 2010

 

Systems

 

- World First: In-depth Review Dell Inspiron One 2310 Desktop (All-In-One 23in) @ Hardware Heaven

- Windows 7 iPad Anyone? Haleron H97 Tablet @ Netbooknews

- HTPC Home Server @ SilentPCReview

 

Video/Monitor

 

- ASRock Vision 3D NetTop @ Phoronix

- AMD 6870 Video Card @ Overclockers.com

- Gigabyte HD 6850 @ tbreak

 

Audio/Media

 

- Asus Xonar Xense Audio Bundle @ Kitguru

- Arctic Cooling P321 Professional USB Headset @ Funkykit

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NVIDIA preparing dual-GPU GF110 - flexing some green muscle

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 20, 2010 7:22 am

Hail to the king, baby! NVIDIA have been quite the busy green little bee this year, and now news is circling that a dual GF110 based GPU is on it's way.

 

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Enter, GTX595. It's a single PCB based solution, the card looks to have 3 DVI slots - which should handle 3D Vision Surround from the single card (which is a major hurdle for NVIDIA at the moment in regards to multi-monitor tech, NVIDIA's solution requiring SLI).

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iPad 2 rumors begin to swirl

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 20, 2010 5:17 am

It's getting to be the time that rumors about the next generation of the iPad start flying since we're coming upon a year since the original was officially announced. One of the biggest? A "World iPad" with a chip capable of connecting to both CDMA and GSM networks.

 

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Qualcomm is developing such a "multimode" chip that would make the iPad able to work with any network worldwide without having to resort to different versions. Other speculation floating around includes a slimmer and lighter version (this is Apple, after all), a mini-USB port for expanded connectivity outside Apple's proprietary 30 pin connector, and a front facing camera which would make sense with Apple's push of FaceTime. With Steve Jobs' recent comments about smaller tablets being "dead on arrival" is that there will most likely not be a 7 inch version of the iPad.

Kindle e-book gifting now available to anyone with an email address

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 20, 2010 4:33 am

Buying your literature junkie friends a new book was just made a whole lot easier. Amazon announced today that they now support gifting e-books to anyone with an email address just in time for the holiday shopping season. This new email option makes it easy for recipients to transfer their new e-book to any mobile platform that supports Kindle, be it PC, Android, or iOS.

 

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With e-books already outselling their hardcover brethren in Amazon's stores, the folks behind Kindle are looking to expand that hold. According to Russ Grandinetti, vice president of Amazon Kindle, "We're making this functionality available in time for the holidays to offer an easy, stress free holiday shopping option for anyone - not just Kindle owners." With over 750,000 titles to choose from, the only pain is going to be deciding which title to buy.

iPad clone Haleron H97 seen running Windows 7

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 20, 2010 4:20 am

Yes, the mere idea of an iPad running Windows 7 may seem like blasphemy to some, but Sascha Pallenberg over at NetbookNews found a device looking to do just that while at GSM Asia. Check out the Haleron H97, a 9.7" tablet looking to ship in December.

 

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While this tablet may look like an iPad on the outside, the guts tell a completely different story: A 2GHz Intel Z550 processor teams up with Intel's US15W chipset giving it the juice for 2D, 3D, and HD video acceleration. 1GB of DDR2 ram and a 16GB SSD handle your storage and memory needs, while 4 USB 2.0 jacks, VGA and HDMI connections, audio jacks, card reader, WLAN, Bluetooth 2.0 and a G-Sensor give you connectivity to spare. There's even a 0.3mp camera for video calling.

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Bolle's BP-10 prints photos from any iPhone

By: Don Lynn | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Nov 20, 2010 3:49 am

Photo printing is supposed to get easier when Air Print hits iOS 4.2 any time now. For those that either have older iPhones that aren't iOS 4 friendly or you're too lazy to update your OS, the Bolle BP-10 is the printer for you.

 

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The BR-10 is compatible with all iPhones all the way back to the original and delivers standard A6 4"x6" prints that can be either one photograph or a collage of several. Bolle's iPhone app handles all of the settings and printing responsibilities; just tell it what to print and go. The BP-10 is pretty spendy at $192, but with no current competition in the market (save Air Print, I suppose) you're gonna pay a Apple-sized premium for this device.

Cox Communication enters the wireless game in three U.S. markets

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 20, 2010 12:45 am

Cox Communications has had wireless plans in the works for well over a year now, but it has taken until now to finally make the move official. Hampton Roads, VA, Omaha, NE, and Orange County, CA are going to be the first three markets to test drive Cox's new wireless offerings. Cox will be piggybacking Sprint's airwaves for 3G networking.

 

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Customers will be able to get up to 20 dollars cash back for unused minutes, free usage alerts that let you know when you are about to hit plan overages, and tie-ins for those with Cox cable as well with DVR controlling software and a free premium movie channel upgrade. Android phones like the HTC Desire, Motorola Milestone (Droid), and the LG Axis will be available at pretty reasonable prices, so there are some decent phones available for a startup. These seem like some pretty sweet deals for those who have it available; no word on expansion plans yet.

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