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AMD FX 8150P Bulldozer pricing, $300

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jul 29, 2011 5:21 am

This can't be confirmed as 100% truth yet, but it seems AMD has "accidentally" leaked out the pricing of their upcoming eight-core Bulldozer chip. AMD announced a give away of 5 x AMD FX-8150P processors and if you scroll through the terms and conditions of the competition, the following line can be found:

 

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Top tier prizes: Five (5) AMD FX series eight-core processors. Approximate Retail Value: $300 USD each.

 

Oh really... well, it seems the processor will compete against the Intel Core i7 2600 Sandy Bridge CPU which is currently retailing at $300. Can AMD bulldoze Intel over with this chip and the competitive pricing, we'll have to wait and see!

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Acer Iconia Tab A100, 7-inch Android Honeycomb-powered tablet, out next month for $300

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 29, 2011 3:30 am

Acer's 7-inch Honeycomb tablet has been talked about for a while now, but there's finally light at the end of the tunnel for the 7-inch tablet. According to an email sent out to Acer retail parters today, the Iconia Tab A100 should find its way to store shelves in early August for a suggested price tag of just $300. The Tegra 2-powered 7-inch tablet should be a great edition to the Honeycomb tablet market when it launches as its one of the first 7-inch Honeycomb-based tablets out when the rest like the Iconia, Transformer and Galaxy Tab are all 10.1-inch models.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S II hits 5 million sold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 29, 2011 3:00 am

Samsung should be quite proud to be the strongest competition in the smartphone market against the fruit-logo juggernaut, Apple. Samsung have a goal of 10 million Galaxy S II sales before years end and at the rate they're going they should surpass this without a problem. It was only 7 weeks ago that I reported they had sold an impressive three million in 55 days.

 

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President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, JK Shin, has said:

 

In just a few months the Galaxy S II has led the way in driving Samsung's unmatched performance in the smartphone industry. Since being launched into the retail market in late April, the Galaxy S II has seen tremendous growth. This reflects the strong support from carrier partners globally, who in choosing the Galaxy S II as their flagship device have reaffirmed the device's status as a premium, market-defining Smartphone.

Razer debut Electra headset, Carmen Electra left out in the cold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 29, 2011 2:00 am

Razer have debuted a pair of cushy headphones designed for gaming on-the-go. The most obvious feature the Electra headset has is the detachable 3.5mm jack cables on the headset, sure it looks like something you might not use, but if you've ever tripped on your cord, accidentally pulled it out or heck, even transportation, this is a godsend. Razer pushes the headset for gamers who want a headset for their hones as well as for gaming, the mic-enabled cable is made compatible with the iPhone, BlackBerry and HTC phones.

 

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The Razer Electra headphones are getting prepped for an October launch and should have a price of US$59.99.

iPad 3 contract goes to drum roll... Pegatron, not Foxconn

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 29, 2011 1:46 am

In a surprise move, Pegatron has been awarded a new contract to build Apple's upcoming next-generation iPad, Taiwan Economic News reports. According to the report, Pegatron underbid Hon Hai for a new contract to manufacture the iPad 3 which is touted to be available some time near the Thanksgiving holiday according to earlier reports. Hon Hai, owner of infamous Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, currently manufacturers Apple's current-gen iPad 2 as well as other Apple-related products.

 

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Pegatron it seems, is working hard to increase its production share of Apple devices, but the luck doesn't stop with just the iPad 3 contract. Pegatron have also won an order from Apple to manufacture a total of 15 million iPhone 5 handsets. Apple may be changing things around with manufacturers for their devices, but component suppliers are staying the same. TPK Holdings will still supply touch panels, Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology supply batteries, Largan Precision will supply camera lenses and finally Foxconn Technology will throw in some outer casings.

Windows Phone Mango Twitter integration shown off

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 29, 2011 1:14 am

The latest iteration of Microsoft's Windows Phone update 'Mango' has reached the hands of developers in the form of a beta and includes the highly anticipated Twitter integration. The integration if present in the me tile, picture and browser sharing and the people hub. The notification section in the me tile has changed and now shows you alerts when you get a mention on Twitter or an @ reply to you.

 

 

The people hub has a fresh coat of paint, with Twitter feeds and the @ replies will be visible directly from the people hub. Microsoft have also built in a filter to the People Hub that allows people to filter out feeds from Facebook, Windows Live and Twitter. The setup process for Twitter in Windows Phone Mango is reported to be simple and quick. Microsoft presents the user with a Twitter page to allow users to simply authorize Windows Live to interact with your Twitter account.

 

After that, Tweeted messages appear "Via WindowsLive" which links to windowsphone.com and images are uploaded and shared via Microsoft's SkyDrive site.

App of the Day: Ustream for iPad (iOS)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Jul 28, 2011 5:59 pm

Our App of the Day today is Ustream 2.1 for iPad with iOS 4.1 or later.

 

Yesterday Ustream launched version 2.1 of its iOS app and with it came native support for the iPad with a totally sexy interface for watching your favourite live streaming of rare African birds, and other things.

 

Ustream powers live interactive video that enables anyone to watch and interact with a global audience of unlimited size.

 

With the Ustream app, go live and follow your favorite broadcasters anytime, anywhere! The Ustream app now combines the best of broadcasting and viewing into one convenient app for devices running iOS 4.1 and newer:

-Broadcast and interact with your audience through chat and poll

-Discover the hottest Ustream content showcased in a Featured carousel

-Follow your favorite shows by joining Ustream Crowds and getting alerts for events

-Share with your friends on Twitter and Facebook when you broadcast and discover content

-Customize the menu with your most used features

 

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Thursday Afternoon Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 28, 2011 5:54 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - July 1st, 2011

 

Systems

 

- TechSpot's Laptop Buying Guide: Q3 2011 @ Techspot

- Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G 18-inch Notebook @ TechReviewSource

 

Motherboard

 

- ASRock X58 Extreme 3 Motherboard @ Motherboards.org

- ASUS M5A97 EVO and M5A99X EVO @ Pureoverclock

- EVGA P67 FTW Motherboard @ Hardware Canucks

- ASUS G74SW Motherboard @ Ocaholic

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Skype releases official 5.5 Update with Facebook integration

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 28, 2011 4:32 pm

Based on user feedback from its June beta release, Skype has now rolled out the final 5.5 build of its software which is available for download immediately.

 

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Skype 5.5 adds deeper Facebook integration in that you can view which of your FB friends are online from it directly as well as being able to instant message them from the new 'Facebook Contacts' tab. The ability to view and update your Facebook status is also possible as well as being able to view and 'like' posts from your wall directly from Skype Home.

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