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Deal of the Day: 23.6-inch Samsung 2494LW 1080p LCD Monitor for $159 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 29, 2010 6:55 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Home - 23.6" Samsung 2494LW 1080p LCD Monitor for $159 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: 24 Hours only! Get the 23.6" Samsung 2494LW LCD monitor with 1920 x 1080 native resolution, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 5ms response, VGA, and DVI inputs, for just $159 with FREE shipping! Good until 6/30/10 at 5:50 AM CT.

 

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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jun 29, 2010 4:51 am

The latest happenings from around the web - 29/06/2010

 

Systems

 

- Fujitsu Lifebook S710 Notebook @ tbreak

- Enthusiast Custom PC Build Guide Q3-2010 @ Benchmark Reviews

 

Memory

 

- Kingston HyperX blu 4GB kit 1600MHz DDR3 KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX @ Bonafide Reviews

- Crucial Ballistix Thermal Sensor Memory Kit @ Benchmark Reviews

 

Video/Monitor

 

- ASUS GeForce ENGTX480 w/ Voltage Tweak! @ Tech Reaction

- Asus EAH5870 v2 @ Overclockers Club

- AMD's HD 5550 & 5570 - Now Equipped with GDDR5 Goodness @ Techgage

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Plastic Logic Que e-reader preorders canceled

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 29, 2010 4:00 am

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Plastic Logic, makers of the high end e-reader the "Que," have reportedly canceled all preorders for the device. The large touchscreen e-reader, which has a starting price of $650 USD and hits $800 USD for models with WiFI and 3G wireless, have gone through numerous delays and there are even reports that Plastic Logic is even up for sale. With the success of the iPad and the price war between the Kindle and Nook, it makes you wonder where this device, especially at this price range, would even fit into the market. Unless the Que has some supreme functions not covered by anything else on the market, Plastic Logic may be wondering the same thing.

Demo of MeeGo for tablets released by Intel

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 29, 2010 1:44 am

With all of the phone frenzy lately, tablets have taken a bit of a backseat in the public eye the last few days. Intel and Nokia changed that a bit though as they released a video demo of their Linux-based MeeGo OS for tablet devices.

 

 

The video gives a sneak peek at functions like multitasking, intergrated social networking, and multitouch support as well as a host of other features that make this a promising looking OS.

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iOS 4 update for iPhone 4 hopes to fix reception issues

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 29, 2010 12:20 am

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One of the biggest gripes about the iPhone 4, which has reportedly already sold 1.7 million units since its launch last Thursday, has been the antenna issues due to holding the phone on the bottom left side. While the initial answers from Apple were either buy a case or basically "don't hold it that way," Apple is now reportedly working on an iOS 4.0.1 update that may help alleviate the issue among others.

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Kindle now available on Android

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 28, 2010 10:11 pm

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Kindle has followed through with their promise of a summer launch with the announcement that Kindle for Android has officially gone live today. Those with Android phones can get the full functionality of Kindle through their devices: Adjustable text sizes, access to the Kindle Store, access to e-books over any compatible device, and bookmarking that holds over any device as well. The app only works with Android 1.6 and above which will leave some with older generation phones in the dark, so grab it today in the Android Market.

EVO 4G Update released; Wifi and grounding issues among fixes

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 28, 2010 9:35 pm

Sprint released an OTA update for the HTC EVO 4G today. This update has fixed a few bugs, including issues where the touchscreen would not work if the handset was not being held (on a table, desk, etc) and faster WiFi speeds. It has not been confirmed yet if the faster speeds are due to the 802.11n being enabled with the update. To grab the update, go to the System Updates settings under Settings.

 

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There are reports out there of this update bricking phones though; most claim that a 2nd update tries to come through after the first is finished, and opening that one is making phones totally unusable. So word to the wise; one phone, one update! Oh, and for those of you who have hacked or rooted your phones, this update does not play nice with those at all, so steer clear.

Foxconn turns worker dorms over to management company

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 28, 2010 7:02 pm

Foxconn has been the subject of intense scrutiny this year after ten workers killed themselves. The suicides were blamed on harsh working conditions and low pay.

 

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Foxconn raised worker salary to help improve moral and eliminated death benefits that amounted to about ten years salary for the average workers family. Some have criticized the living conditions in the dorms that Foxconn owns that house about 450,000 workers.

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HP Envy 14 notebook now shipping

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 28, 2010 6:00 pm

I talked about the HP Envy 14 a bit back when the notebook was first announced. The notebook was then said to be shipping on June 27 and that day has come and passed.

 

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The Envy 14 is now available to order on HP.com with lots of options. The machine has a 14.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1600 x 900. It has an option for HD 5650 graphics and the machine can be fitted with Core i3, i5, or i7 CPUs.

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Acer offers upgraded Predator gaming desktop

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 28, 2010 5:02 pm

Acer has been offering its line of Predator gaming desktops for a while now. The machines are notable for their interestingly designed cases that are orange and black.

 

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The latest version of the Predator has been unveiled and it is called the AG7750-U2222. The machine is 3D ready with the addition of a 3D ready monitor and the NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses. The machine can be fitted with quad-core Intel Core i7 CPUs.

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