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Sony refreshed Vaio notebook line with new color and options

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 27, 2010 5:02 pm

Sony has announced a refreshed line of Vaio computers that has new features and a new color that users can pick from. The refreshed line is Sony's winter product offering that will carry the retailer through the holiday season. The new updates include CPU options and a few other updates for some machines.




The Vaio EB/EA/AC line of laptops has new CPU options with Core i5-580 and i5-460M CPU options now available along with a new Pentium processor for those looking for a budget notebook. The machines can also be had with a 1GB video card of some sort. Sony is offering free HD screen upgrades while supplies last through October 9 as well. The new color for these notebooks is purple. Sony has updated its AIO L series machine with a Blu-ray drive that can play movies and burn to Blu-ray media.

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Massive Sanyo PLC-HF10000L large venue projector unveiled with 10,000 lumens

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Sep 27, 2010 4:00 pm

When it comes to projectors there are small and cheap portable units that aren't bright enough to be used in a room with any light turned on. There are mid range offerings that have a decent price and are suitable for home theater fans looking for a bigger image. There are also some massively huge projectors that are designed for large venues with some high-end features like the PLC-HF10000L we see today.




This massive projector from Sanyo has 10,000 lumens of brightness and a wide color gamut thanks to Sanyo QuaDrive technology. QuaDrive puts a yellow color element in with the red, green, and blue that an average 3LCD projector has. The addition of the yellow element allows for more colors and better image quality.

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Acer unveils new TimelineX notebooks

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 27, 2010 3:04 pm

Acer has announced that it has some newly update TimelineX notebooks being unveiled today for the first time. The new series of machines keep with the tradition of thin profiles and long battery life that the Timeline series has been known for. The new additions to the line include the 1830T, 3820T, 4820T, and 5820T.


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The little TimelineX 1830T-68U118 configuration has a small 11.6-inch screen combined with a powerful Core i7-680UM CPU with Turbo Boost Technology. The machine weighs 3.09 pounds, the screen is LED backlit with an HD resolution, and it has 8-hours of battery life. The machine measures 11.22" W x 8.03" D x 1.10-1.10" H and it features Bluetooth, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB of storage. The machine sells for $899.99. Other configurations for the machine are available as well.

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Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Sep 27, 2010 11:50 am

The latest happenings from around the web - September 27th, 2010




- MSI 870A Fuzion Power Edition @ Overclock3D

- Foxconn A88GM MicroATX Motherboard @ Ninjalane




- Gigabyte GTS 450 1Gb @ LANOC

- GeForce GTS 450 Video Card @ Hardware Secrets

- PowerColor HD 5750 Low Profile Video Card @ HiTechLegion




- Asus RT-N16 Wireless Router @ Kitguru

- Compro IP70 Network Camera @ PCReview UK

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Download of the Day: Beyond Compare 3.2.1 Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 27, 2010 11:16 am

Our Download of the Day today is Beyond Compare 3.2.1 Beta.


Beyond Compare 3 is the ideal tool for comparing files and folders on your Windows system. Visualize changes in your code and carefully reconcile them.


• Compare Files, Folders

Beyond Compare allows you to quickly and easily compare your files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.


• Specialized Viewers

Beyond Compare includes built-in comparison viewers for a variety of data types. Compare .csv data or HTML tables in a Data Compare session, or images in a Picture Compare session.


• 3-way Merge

Beyond Compare's new merge view allows you to combine changes from two versions of a file into a single output. Its intelligent approach allows you to quickly accept most changes while carefully examining conflicts.


• Synchronize Folders

Beyond Compare's intuitive Folder Sync interface lets you reconcile differences in your data automatically.


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Internode pwn in customer ratings

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Sep 27, 2010 5:40 am

Internode has come first for customer satisfaction according to a survey commissioned by Canstar Blue - which




he survey commissioned by rating agency Canstar Blue measured customer satisfaction of each provider with respect to price, speed, reliability, support, billing, and download quota value for money.


Internode won 5 stars for all categories except support and price - which they scored 4 stars in. Other ISP's that scored favourably were iiNet, iPrimus and Westnet, all of which earned 4 stars overall.


Surprisingly, Telstra came in last - behind such cheap providers like Dodo and TPG - earning no more than 3 stars in each category.


Optus and AAPT were close, scoring 3 stars in all categories apart from download quotas.

Facebook still deny phone rumours

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 27, 2010 1:28 am

Facebook are still disliking the phone rumours.




Bloomberg are still pushing the news of a Facebook branded phone, which would integrate social networking directly into the mobile phone. Facebook deny all rumours - but three people "familiar with the matter" say Facebook are not working on one phone - but two phones with London based manufacturer INQ that would be sold by AT&T.


Sources claim the phones will be released in the first half of 2011 in Europe and the second half of 2011 in the US.


When Facebook has 500 million users, with this number growing every day - it would be a smart move. To have a phone completely integrated with Facebook - but, Google's Android OS does this pretty well with Google integration + Facebook back end for contacts, etc - but a fully Facebook integrated phone would be pretty amazing.

AMD Radeon HD 6700 series spec chart leaked

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Sep 27, 2010 1:04 am

This could be a rumour - but from all the information provided, leaked and the stellar 5k series that preceded it - this could be true.


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It looks as though the mainstream entry from AMD, the 6770 is going to be faster... yes, faster, than the current 5850 cards. If this is true, NVIDIA is in for a next-gen world of hurt.



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Mobile App of the Day: Snooth Wine

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 25, 2010 4:41 am

Our Mobile App of the Day today is Snooth Wine.


Going out with some high class friends and want to impress them with your wine knowledge? Snooth's new iPhone app can help you choose the right bottle or glass for any occasion. Snooth's new app includes a search by color, name, year, country, or many other parameters.


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The app can also find nearby locations that stock your favorite wine as well as online retailers. If you step up to the Pro version, you can take advantage of your iPhone's camera to use their image recognition system to snap a picture of a label and get reviews and information about the wine in case you're at a store and are having a hard time choosing the right bottle for you. The paid version also erases ads that appear in the free version. Ready to put on a fake acent and use terms like "oaky" and "leathery?" Check out the free version or get the Pro version for only $4.99.

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