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iOS4 released for iPhone 3G and 3GS as well as newer iPod Touch models

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 3:01 am

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Today is the day to move to iOS 4 for all of you with an iPhone 3G, 3GS, and recent versions of the iPod Touch. Over 100 new features are listed for this update, the biggest being multitasking, app folders, and access to iBooks. This release is build 8A293 which is the same that was initially released to developers, so it seems that that build was solid enough to release to the general public. Ready to upgrade? Grab it on iTunes today!

Preoders for Xbox 360 Kinect now available for $149.99 at most major retailers

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 2:14 am

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Microsoft's Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 took E3 by storm, and now it's available for preorder through most major outlets for $149.99. Microsoft has not released an official pricing statement yet to retailers or the public according to a spokesman. Best Buy, Gamestop, and Amazon.com online stores have it posted and ready to buy, with Wal-Mart actually posting it for $148.54.

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Nokia preparing ARM-based tablet

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 1:32 am

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Digitimes Research has reported that Nokia is planning to launch a tablet based PC sometime in late 2010. This tablet will be ARM-based, manufactured by Foxconn International Holdings out of Hong Kong, and will most likely have 7 and 9 inch variants and adopt Meego for its operating system. 100 engineering samples are reportedly already completed and ready for testing. Nokia is expected to work with their telecom carrier partners on the sales end. No photos or specs released yet, but expect the usual leaks in the weeks to come.

Amazon Kindle takes serious price drop to $189

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 12:08 am

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With the announcement of the $149 WiFi only Nook and a price cut of the original to $199 coming from Barnes and Noble, it looks like Amazon has reacted quickly and swiftly in the ever growing price war between the two big boys in the e-reader market. Amazon's Kindle is now selling for $189 on their website, a serious $70 drop from the $259 original price.

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Best Buy offers WiFi only Nook at $149.00

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 21, 2010 7:04 pm

Most of us aren't out and about with our tech enough to spring for the extra cost associated with 3G hardware inside. This is the reason that many folks jumped on the WiFi only iPad rather than the 3G version.

 

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A lot of the eReaders on the market include free WiFi, but we know we are really paying for the WiFi in the cost of the device. Barnes & Noble has been rumored to have a WiFi only version of the Nook coming for a while now.

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Face Time won't eat voice minutes says Apple

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 21, 2010 6:02 pm

A lot of people out there may have been wondering if AT&T had come up with some scheme that would have allowed it to count Face Time video calls against their calling minutes. According to Apple, Face Time calls will not use voice minutes.

 

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If you start a Face Time call from within a voice call, the voice call is terminated when Face Time connects. That means that you will not use your voice minutes. With AT&T not charging between AT&T subscribers, this was a bit of a moot point in the US.

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Lenovo smartbook based on Freescale hardware surfaces

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 21, 2010 5:02 pm

There were lots of folks who were excited about the Lenovo Skylight smartbook that was shown off a while ago and for a while; it looked like the machine would go into production. Lenovo then killed the entire project.

 

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Lenovo has now announced a similar project that will be a thin smartbook that is based on the Freescale Sabre platform. The heart of the platform is the iMX515 SOC with an ARM Cortex A8 CPU, 32KB of L1 cache and a DDR2 memory controller.

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Nikon S1000pj camera replacement rumor surfaces

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Jun 21, 2010 4:06 pm

A rumor is circulating that the Nikon S1000pj digital camera is getting replaced and its replacement camera has a new trick up its sleeve. The original camera could project the images it shot into a large image size.

 

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The new camera isn't named and the specs we don't know about. What we do know is that the camera will have a projector and that projector is said to be able to connect to a PC and be used as a normal projector.

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Intel to shave big dollars off LGA1366 Core i7 950

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 21, 2010 1:46 pm

Intel is looking to go more aggressive with pricing on its LGA1366 Core i7 family which is said to go into effect on August 29 this year.

 

The biggest drop will be seen with the Core i7 950, a 3.06GHz quad-core chip which will cost you well over $500 U.S. at the moment. Intel is shaving a huge amount off this one, setting the mark at $294 and displacing the Core i7 930 2.8GHz variant.

 

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This graph from the folks over at HKEPC also shows a new SKU in the Core i3 500 series, the Core i3 560. This is a dual core 3.33GHz variant and will be priced at $138.

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