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Apple possibly redesigning the iPhone 4 antenna

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 12:39 am

Rumors are starting to fly that Apple has a revised model of the iPhone 4 coming that fixes the infamous antenna problem. An executive at Telcel, a Mexican cellphone carrier, stated that the new model could be released in late September.


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Nothing solid has ever been announced, but people in the know have whispered about Apple attempting to implement a an antenna change that either coats it in a new material or changes its composition so that it doesn't react badly with the skin and cause the "you're holding it wrong" problem. Just one more thing to hope we hear about at Apple's big shindig tomorrow.

Antec's new audio subsidiary soundscience introduces the rockus 2.1 speaker system

By: Don Lynn | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Aug 31, 2010 7:24 pm

Antec is making a big move into the world of computer audio with the formation of their fully owned subsidiary, soundscience.™ The first product from soundscience will be an all new 3D 2.1 speaker system dubbed the soundscience rockus.


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The rockus 3D system uses 3Dsst™, soundscience's proprietary 3D technology, to "actively analyze incoming stereo audio signals and intelligently place them into a 3D sound field." This allows a more realistic and immersive sound experience for movies, games, and video. There is even a dedicated music mode for superb stereo sound reproduction. The rockus will be officially introduced at the IFA Trade Show in Berlin, Germany on September 3rd and is planned to retail for $249.95 USD when it launches this fall.

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Canon shows off world's largest CMOS sensor

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Aug 31, 2010 7:02 pm

Canon is and easily recognizable name in the photographic world. The company has been making cameras since the digital camera was a dream in some geeks mind. Canon is big in the camera world, but what some might not know is that the company is also big in the research and development end of the camera market and actively develops new tech.


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The latest new tech from Canon comes in the form of what it claims is the world's largest CMOS sensor. The gigantic sensor measures 202 x 205mm. The sensor is so huge that only one is made from each 300mm silicon wafer. The new sensor is 40 times larger than the next largest commercial sensor Canon produces today.

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Google unveils Gmail Priority Inbox

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 31, 2010 6:04 pm

I use Gmail for my personal email account and over the years I have ended up on mailing lists for stuff that isn't spam, but really isn't that important to me. What that means is that while Gmail does a decent job of filtering all the offers for pills to make my Johnson larger into the spam folder, I still end up wading through tons of mail to find the stuff that is important to me and I need to respond to.


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Google has announced a new beta feature for Gmail users called Priority Inbox that will be rolled out to all Gmail users over the next week or so. The new feature looks at the messages you reply to and the people you email most and sets those as higher priority than others. When a message from one of those users comes in it will be automatically filtered to an important box for you to check first.

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Viewsonic Viewpad with Android gets official

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 31, 2010 5:04 pm

With the iPad blowing up the sales charts and taking a bunch of sales away from the netbook market it's no surprise that there are hoards of new tablets coming soon to a store near you. Many people are waiting for tablets with Android as the operating system to start to hit the market rather than buy the locked down iPad from Apple.




A new tablet from Viewsonic has surfaced called the Viewpad 7. The Viewpad 7 runs Android for its operating system, specifically Android 2.2. The 7 in the name refers to the screen size of 7-inches and the tablet has integrated GSM/3G connectivity. Other features include a front facing camera for video calls and a 3MP rear camera for taking pics.

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Corsair launches USB gaming headset called HS1

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Aug 31, 2010 4:04 pm

When you say Corsair gaming headsets aren't what will jump to mind for many people. What I tend to think of when I hear the Corsair name is enthusiast memory products for gaming machines, flash drives, and SSDs. Corsair has announced a new USB gaming headset today that only needs a single USB connection for power and to get the audio from your computer to the headset.




The new headset is called the Corsair Gaming Audio Series HS1 USB Gaming Headset. As you would expect from any gaming headset the HS1 features a mic that swivels out of the way when you don't need it and flips down when you want to talk in game. The headset uses a closed back design to block out noise and has an adjustable headband for comfort.

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PhotoFast iPADock is perfect for multiple Apple gadget homes

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 31, 2010 3:02 pm

I bet there are lots of people out there who have several Apple gadgets in their home. I know my house does with a pair of iPhones, an iPod touch, and an iPad. To keep from having Apple cables all over the place we tend to fight for the single charge plug that is in the office for all four of the gadgets. A new dock has surfaced from PhotoFast that will make it easy to charge up to four devices at once.


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The new dock is called the iPADock and it has a design that allows you to change how many devices can be charged to meet your needs. The dock can charge four iPhones or iPods on its two rows. It can also charge two iPads or a single iPad and a pair of iPhones at the same time. The dock appears to use the stock charge cables for your gadgets.

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Download of the Day: Rainlendar 2.8 Beta 94

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 31, 2010 8:04 am

Our Download of the Day today is Rainlendar 2.8 Beta 94.


Rainlendar is a customizable calendar that displays the current month. It is a very lightweight application that doesn't use much system resources or take much space on your desktop.


• Small and lightweight

• Different type events can have different appearence

• Supports Windows transparency

• Synchronizes events between several clients

• Localized for multiple languages

• Shows an alarm when an event is due

• Supports iCal files.

• Shows Outlook's appointments

• Includes a todo-list

• Works also as Litestep plugin

• Displays the current date in tray icon

• Can stick to the desktop (i.e. doesn't hide with Show Desktop)

• Hotkeys for quick access

• Easy skinning with an UI


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Deal of the Day: Panasonic DMP-BD65K Internet-Enabled Blu-ray Player for $88.88 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 31, 2010 7:38 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the hhgregg - Panasonic DMP-BD65K Internet-Enabled Blu-ray Player for $88.88 with FREE Shipping!.


Offer: Great price for a quality, high speed (0.5 second quick-start), Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, and Picasa enabled Blu-ray player at just $88.88 with FREE shipping. Limit 1 per customer. Expires 9/2/10.


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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 31, 2010 7:03 am

The latest happenings from around the web - August 31st, 2010




- Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 @ Techreviewsource

- Toshiba's Nile-powered Satellite T235D notebook @ Tech Report

- Desktop PC Platform - Saved By Overclocking @ Benchmark Reviews




- AMD offers low cost Eyefinity adapter, kills off ATI brand @ PC Perspective

- AMD Updates Us on Eyefinity & Announces $30 Cable @ Techgage

- ATI Eyefinity Active DisplayPort Adapter @ Neoseeker

- Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 5970 4 GB @ Hardware-Mag

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