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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 9:13 am

The latest happenings from around the web - November 2nd, 2010

 

Systems

 

- Lenovo IdeaCentre B305 @ TechReviewSource

- TR's Fall 2010 system guide @ Tech Report

 

Memory

 

- Kingston H20 6GB 2000MHz DDR3 @ Overclock3D

- G.SKILL Ripjaws F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH 2x4GB DDR3 RAM @ Aphnetworks

 

Video/Monitor

 

- ASUS EAH6870 1GB Radeon HD6870 Graphics Card @ Bigbruin

- AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB Graphics Card Video Review @ eTeknix

- Diamond, Sapphire & XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 Video Card Roundup @ Legit Reviews

- Have I Got A 6800 Series Graphics Card? @ eTeknix

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iPhone hacked to work with serial ports

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 5:02 am

It turns out that the iPhone's data port can be a little more versatile than you think if you've got a little ingenuity and a need forÂ….serial port connectivity? A group of IT guys, tired of lugging around laptops and terminals to troubleshoot older servers, fashioned a connection that allows data transfer between an iPhone and a serial port connection.

 

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This requires a jailbroken iPhone running Cydia, but it allows the IT workers to troubleshoot and maintain servers from the iPhone. According to IT worker Chris Pollock, "the real benefit in all of this is that there are so many console packages for iPhone in Cydia now that you can have a fully functional computer, as useful as a linux box, but without carrying around a laptop." See? Old tech and new tech can get along nicely!

Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience preorders will include sequined glove

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 4:44 am

We're all getting fairly used to Special Editions of games coming with goodies like coins, books, and even remote control cars. The people behind "Michael Jackson The Experience" are stepping up the included goodies by offering people who pre-order the Wii version a sequined glove as a special added bonus.

 

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That's right; you can be just like Mike while swinging your Wiimote around in this dance based motion game swirling around all of Michael Jackson's classic music and moves. Only the Wii version is getting this special added bonus. The game is hitting the Wii, Nintendo DS, and PSP on November 23rd while heading to the XBox 360 and PS3 in early 2011. Check out the trailer after the break.

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VLC Player on iPhone and iPad may be short lived

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 4:27 am

VLC fans were fairly excited when the popular media player came to the iPhone and iPad through the App Store. Well, it looks like the joy may be short lived due to a copyright infringement notice that Remi Denis-Courmont, one of VLC's main developers, has sent to Apple.

 

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VLC's gripe is that Apple is violating the GNU General Public License that VLC is distributed under. A part of the license states that the software has to be freely distributable by the user, which is not possible with the way Apple locks down all of their apps. Another app, GNU Go, was removed from the App Store earlier this year under similar arguments.

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Chrome OS to launch very shortly!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 4:11 am

Chrome OS has been touted for a while, with more and more news as time goes on - with Acer making the biggest splash online saying that it had Chrome OS devices on the way.

 

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Information is now leaking out is coming from - as the Source of this article state "shadowy component players" - who are the middle men responsible for the hardware inside your tech thingies - are making this statement. They are saying that Google will be releasing a self-branded unit, of their Chrome OS.

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TomTom releases new GO 2405 and 2505 GPS devices

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 3:48 am

TomTom's new GPS releases are trying to keep your hands on the wheel where they belong instead of on the device with the GO 2405 and 2505 GPS devices.

 

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Boasting newly implemented Bluetooth technology, an improved UI, and a brighter screen TomTom is trying to minimize the number of touches required to get the maps you're looking for. Voice recognition is also available as well as pinch to zoom on the touchscreen. A new magnetic mount is also used for easier one hand docking and releasing. The 4.3 inch 2405 will retail for $300 while the 5 inch 2505 will go for 319 at Amazon, Best Buy, and on TomTom's website.

Android rules mobile OS market; iPhone on top in total phone sales in U.S.

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 3:35 am

Canalys has released their numbers for the third quarter, and the numbers look awfully nice for those on the Android and iPhone fronts. Android, with a 1,309 percent jump in sales from this time last year, has taken the top spot for mobile OS sales while the iPhone holds the leads in phone sales with 26.2% of total market share.

 

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With so many choices out there, it will be awfully hard for any one model to take out the iPhone as Apple puts all of their eggs in that one basket. Apple's jump over RIM, who held a 32 to 21.7 percent lead in the last quarter. Worldwide stats also have Apple jumping RIM at 17 percent to 15. It's gonna take a long time for anyone to catch up with Symbian's domination of the worldwide market, but the gap is closing as Symbian's total percentage dropped from 38 to 33 percent. It will be interesting to see what the release of Windows Phone 7 does to these numbers in a few months.

InnoDisk NanoUSB Dual: nano-sized and combo-featured!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 1:35 am

InnoDisk have gone beyond our imagination (wink) by introducing their new product, the InnoDisk nanoUSB Dual, which is designed with a small footprint in mind - it is both a USB stick and a Micro SD Card reader.

 

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It is based on a "plug and forget" method - so you can plug it in and barely even notice it sitting there doing it's thang - it has a patent of mini-sized USB connector and a special patented USB schematic taken out by InnoDisk.

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