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iiNet's FetchTV trial quite a success

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 30, 2010 8:44 am

iiNet recently trialed an internet-delivered pay-TV service called "FetchTV" of which 100 households participated in and gave their feedback at the end of the trial.

 

With 95 out of the 100 households signing up as paying customers once the trial period finished, it's clear the service holds a lot of promise and iiNet are excited to put it into full swing as an option for its broadband customers. This makes iiNet the first ISP to confirm that it will be on-selling FetechTV to its customers.

 

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FetchTV excels in delivering a good range of films and foreign-language channels for many non-English speaking homes; at this stage they are the two exepected key selling points of the service. Sport coverage on the other hand is quite lacking at the moment, though FetchTV has announced just last week that it has done a deal with Fox Sports News to include it as part of its basic subscriber package as of next month.

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Download of the Day: FastPictureViewer 1.2 Build 164

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 30, 2010 5:46 am

Our Download of the Day today is FastPictureViewer 1.2 Build 164 (32-bit).

 

FastPictureViewer, an image viewer designed for photographers. Now with powerful workflow tools helping to automate file management duties like copy, move, delete, save-for-web and more.

 

• Fastest RAW viewer ever. Period.

• Instant zooming to 100% view, for quick sharpness checks. Best in industry!

• RGB histogram, EXIF shooting data and Adobe XMP Rating/Label/Urgency instant display.

• Instantaneous display of the next image in line (when computer resources allows).

• Instant industry-standard Adobe XMP compatible rating and tagging.

• Fast tethered shooting through MTP/PTP. Tether a Nikon D3S or D3X in 64 bit, today!

• Supports most common image formats, including Adobe DNG, plus specialists formats such as OpenEXR, DDS, PNM and more, through separately installable image codecs.

 

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Deal of the Day: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB for $145.99 with FREE Shipping! Superclocked for $155.99 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 30, 2010 5:02 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the ChiefValue.com - EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB for $145.99 with FREE Shipping! Superclocked for $155.99 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: This is the lowest price around for one of these NVIDIA Fermi based GTX 460 cards with 768MB of GDDR5 memory... low enough that it might possibly be a price mistake. Just choose the "combo item" that you want after the link.

 

EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR / 768-P3-1362-TR NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 460 FERMI SLI-SUPPORTED VIDEO CARD DEAL

 

With 675Mhz GPU and 3600Mhz Memory for $145.99 with FREE shipping.

 

Superclocked with 763Mhz GPU and 3800Mhz Memory for $155.99 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: Aug 30, 2010 4:39 am

The latest happenings from around the web - August 30th, 2010

 

Motherboard

 

- GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 Motherboard @ Techwarelabs

- ECS P55H-AK Black Series @ tbreak

 

Memory

 

- ADATA XPG Gaming V2 6GB DDR31-1600 @ Pureoverclock

- Mach Xtreme Armor 1600 MHz CL8 4GB Kit @ Techpowerup

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Mafia II - A Look at Performance @ Techgage

- GTX 460 768MB and 1GB: Single and SLI @ Technic3D

- AXLE GeForce GTX 468 Ace 1 GB @ Techpowerup

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Apple planning to unify the headphone and mic jack

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 28, 2010 3:26 am

Apple's iOS devices may become even more streamlined in the future if they are able to implement a patent that they have just applied for. The folks in Cupertino are apparently trying to devise a way to consolidate the headphone and microphone jacks into one unified input; making for one less hole in your devices.

 

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According to the patent, this will help with things like dust invasion into devices(less holes, less dust) and could even help with voice quality with an extra noise canceling microphone Apple calls "audio beamforming." If they could make it happen, this could definitely make a lot of waves not only in the mobile world, but the tech world in general. Heaven knows I've mixed up the jacks more than once.

Viewsonic's new Android tablet pictured ahead of unveiling

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 28, 2010 1:52 am

Viewsonic recently announced that they were going to be unveiling a new Android based tablet at IFA 2010 in Berlin, Germany next week, but they were short on details on the device. We now know a little more, and even have a few pictures to drool over.

 

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Touch-sensitive buttons cross the bottom underneath the 7" screen and a side mounted headphone jack and USB port provide some connectivity. A front-facing camera will make this tablet video conference capable. These few tidbits are the only specs to be had for now, but that will surely change next week at the unveiling.

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iControlPad could give full controller function to the iPhone

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 28, 2010 12:22 am

Sony may state that phones are for "texting your grandma and calling your girl," but there are companies out there trying to make smartphones into full fledged gaming devices. Designer Craig Rothwell has developed a device that gives full gamepad controls to a jailbroken iPhone with the iControlPad.

 

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The original version was first introduced in 2008, but designers never released it due to design flaws and poor control. This new revision locks the iPhone in place with a padlock and spring mechanism and connects via a sync cable. No Apple support means that only jailbroken iPhones can use the device.

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Photos of new HTC device for Verizon leaked

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 27, 2010 10:40 pm

HTC has a history of releasing slick, classy looking phones but this one may just take the cake once it hits the streets. Boy Genius Report got their hands on some photos of a new HTC device that may be headed for Verizon to become their new flagship Android device.

 

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The source of the photo stated that this phone "makes the Droid 2 look like a kids toy," and it's not hard to see why with the brushed aluminum accents, kickstand, and dual-LED flash equipped 8.0mp camera. No more info, not even a name, is available yet for the device, but I'm sure there will be more to come on this bad boy.

Thermaltake Jing Silent CPU Cooler released

By: Don Lynn | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 27, 2010 7:11 pm

TweakTown fans have been pretty excited for the release of the Thermaltake Jing CPU cooler ever since our cooler pro Chad got an early sneak peek at it around a month ago. It looks the wait is finally over as Thermaltake has officially announced the release of the Jing.

 

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The Jing cooler gets its name from the Chinese word for "silence, " and back up that claim with a high performance cooler that has up to a 200W cooling capacity and a fan rated at just 16 dBA at 800 rpm for those that desire whisper-quiet cooling.

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Follow us on the new Digg!

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Aug 27, 2010 2:58 pm

If you follow social media and such closely, you will probably already know that Digg v4 launched a couple of days ago. It is a dramatic change from former versions of Digg with a much stronger focus on social aspects. Now you can follow users and publishers such as TweakTown.

 

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We have setup a follower page on the new Digg over here and we encourage you to follow us. You'll see our stories, reviews and articles as they are published via RSS and you can help us get to the Digg frontpage by digging our stories.

 

Get involved and support us. Follow us over at the new Digg! Thanks!

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