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Optimus Popularis keyboard spied in first pics

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 30, 2010 5:06 pm

The guys at Art.Lebedev studios brought us the first keyboard to sport little display screens for the key tops with the Optimus Maximus. The company is now unveiling pictures of the new Optimus Popularis for the first time.

 

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The little keyboard looks fantastic and has the standard QWERTY layout with a strip that shows little informational apps below the F keys. The keyboard promises a compact form factor minus a number pad.

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Dell knowingly sold bad computers according to documents

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 30, 2010 4:48 pm

The most recent issue for Dell was certainly the massive battery recalls the company was forced to make along with just about every other computer maker on the planet over the last few years. However, Dell's issues go back further than that.

 

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Dell sold Optiplex machines years back that were by Dell's own admission strapped with a 97% failure rate. The failure rate resulted in a suit and documents related to the case have surfaced that make Dell look very bad.

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Onkyo high-end AV receivers have fantastic tech

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 30, 2010 4:48 pm

Onkyo is certainly a massive force in the home theater market with AV receivers that span the gamut from entry to high-end. The latest high-end receivers from Onkyo have now debuted with some very sexy features.

 

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The new receivers include theTX-NR3008 and the TX-NR5008. Both of the receivers are THX certified and support 9.2-channel audio. They also both have dual HDMI output allowing two screens to be used at once.

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Poll Results - Buying the iPhone 4?

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 30, 2010 2:28 pm

Around 2,500 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you now that you have officially seen the iPhone 4, are you going to buy one.

 

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It seems as if Apple's new iPhone 4 is not as popular among TweakTown readers as we first thought. Only 13% of respondents voted that they will be buying an iPhone 4. A rather large 37% said they wouldn't be buying one.

 

A smaller portion of our audience, around 6%, said that they would stick with their current previous generation iPhone and a massive 38% (just more than the amount of respondents who intended to buy the new phone) said that they would rather a Google Android based phone.

 

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know what type of gamer are you? Let us know! Please go here to vote!

Tech-Facts Razer Gaming Mouse Survey Contest - The Winners

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 30, 2010 12:03 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have the contest winners!

 

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Thanks to all who participated! Remember, you can continue to earn rewards from Tech Facts for completing surveys. Many thanks to Razer for supplying the fantastic prizes!

 

Winners: Jonathan Wang, Jacob Stein, Ryan Rose, Mark Solomon and Brandon Walsh

 

The winners will be contacted this week and their shiny new Razer Abyssus gaming mice will be sent out to them soon.

Download of the Day: Winamp 5.58 Full

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 30, 2010 7:54 am

Our Download of the Day today is Winamp 5.58 Full.

 

Winamp is a skinnable, multi-format media player.

 

Winamp supports a wide variety of contemporary and specialized music file formats, including MIDI, MOD, MPEG-1 audio layers 1 and 2, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV, OGG Vorbis, and Windows Media Audio. It supports gapless playback for MP3 and AAC, and Replay Gain for volume leveling across tracks. In addition, Winamp can play and import music from audio CDs, optionally with CD-Text, and can also burn music to CDs. Winamp supports playback of Windows Media Video and Nullsoft Streaming Video, as well as most of the video formats supported by Windows Media Player. 5.1 Surround sound is supported where formats and decoders allow.

 

Winamp supports many types of streaming media: Internet radio, Internet telelvision, XM Satellite Radio, AOL video, Singingfish content, podcasts, and RSS media feeds. It also has extendable support for portable media players, and users can access their media libraries anywhere via internet connections.

 

You can extend Winamp's functionality through the use of plug-ins, which are available on the Winamp site.

 

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Deal of the Day: Sony BDPS1000ES Single-disc black ES series Blu-ray Disc player for $199.88 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 30, 2010 7:12 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Vann's - Sony BDPS1000ES Single-disc black ES series Blu-ray Disc player for $199.88 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: Great price for this originally $699 Sony ES series Blu-ray disc players. This unit includes built in 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, 4GB external flash memory, 7.1 channel analog audio output, and a full 5 year warranty!

 

Get specs and info at Sony. SONY BDP-S1000ES BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER INFO

Buy it from Vanns. SONY BDP-S1000ES BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER DEAL

 

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Ducati Motorcycle commercial shot exclusively by iPhone 4 cameras in HD

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 30, 2010 3:11 am

Obviously, the iPhone 4 is everywhere. While the reception and screen may be taking a beating, the 720p HD capable camera has been something that not too many have talked about. That may change with this Ducati commercial, shot entirely from iPhone 4 cameras during the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb.

 

 

 

The video, with iPhone 4 devices implemented on the bikes for the onboard shots as well as with several "camerapeople," only needed some stabilization work during post production to improve the quality a bit. The crew shot interviews as well as all 156 turns of the race, well known in the racing industry as a twisting mountainous climb that usually employs helicopters for most of the camerawork. Check it out in HD to appreciate the level of quality from a cameraphone.

iPhone coming to Verizon in January according to sources

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 30, 2010 2:51 am

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The "will the iPhone come to Verizon?" swing has come back towards to side of it happening according to a Bloomberg report. Two sources, who preferred to remain anonymous due to the information not being officially released, stated that the iPhone will be available from Verizon in January. The iPhone has been an AT&T exclusive device since its inception in 2007, but that seems to be coming to an end sooner rather than later if all of the rumblings are true.

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