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RumorTT: Apple iPhone 5 to be announced and released in August

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 22, 2011 2:30 am

Apple's usual announce and release dates for iPhones have always been this time of the year, but Apple have missed the mark this year and are now rumored to be announcing and releasing the next-generation iPhone 5 in August. Apple has been rumored to be giving some developers access to a device known as the iPhone 4S, an iPhone 4 with upgraded internals. This is not the iPhone 5, which is rumored to include anything from an 8-megapixel camera by Sony to a larger, but thinner bezel.




According to BGR, the iPhone 5 will have a radical new case design. Many people are expecting Apple to announce the new iPhone at their annual September event which is usually iPod-focused. Apple may break tradition and hold an even in the middle of August for the announcement of the next-generation iPhone.

Apple about to release upgraded AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule products

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Networking | Posted: Jun 22, 2011 2:00 am

Apple is close to releasing updated models of their AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule products. The refreshed models are expected to be on shelves any day now. The AirPort Extreme comes in one flavor, with the Time Capsules coming in two flavours, both a 2TB and 3TB model. The Time Capsule devices are rumored to include a new software update caching feature that will store Mac OS and iOS updates on the Time Capsule's hard drive for installation on any network-based Mac/iOS device.




Also coming from Apple are new Mac minis, Mac Pros and MacBook Airs.

Nintendo 3DS gets original 3D television content

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 22, 2011 1:25 am

Nintendo 3DS users will be excited to know that several minutes of original 3D television content begins today in Japan. The free service which when translated to English means SpotPass TV is a collaboration between Nintendo and the Fiju TV network. After setting subscription options, the clips will be automatically downloaded to the 3DS.




The clips are from eight shows ranging from reality television to animal shows, there are plans from SpotPass TV to make more shows available. At launch the shows available for the 3DS include: Scheduled Animals' Calendar, an animal infotainment show; Suddenly, View Special Selected Tracks 3D, a train show; 3D Magic Classroom, which teaches magic tricks; Idling! 3D Sumo Place: a challenge format game show; Pop Daily: A short form drama that centers on trivia; Forest of 3D Sculptures, a tour of the Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan's first outdoor museum; and Enjoy! Sport, a sports show.

Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 2:29 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - June 21st, 2011




- AMD 990FX: Prepping for Bulldozer @ Hardware Secrets

- Sapphire PURE WHITE FUSION E350 and Sapphire PURE FUSION MINI E350 Mainboards @ XBit Labs




- Kingston HyperX Lovo 1866MHz Low Voltage Memory Kit @ eTeknix

- G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB DDR3-2133mhz @ Kitguru




- Sapphire 6950 DiRT 3 Edition @ Pureoverclock

- AMD HD 6990 4GB Dual Graphics Video Card with 3 and 5-Monitor Eyefinity @ HiTechLegion

- Contemporary Graphics Cards in Duke Nukem Forever @ XBit Labs

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Download of the Day: Firefox 5.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 8:24 am

Our Download of the Day today is Firefox 5.0.


The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.


User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.


Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.


Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.


Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.




Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Nokia N9, 3.9-inches of MeeGo goodness

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 6:29 am

Nokia have unveiled their MeeGo device, the Nokia N9. It features a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen rocking a 854x480 resolution, includes no keyboard or physical buttons of any kind (apart from the volume rocker and camera button). Comes in 16GB and 64GB on-board memory options, 1GB of RAM and is hugged by a polycarbonate shell that is colored all the way through which means scratches and dents shouldn't show unless it's a deep scratch of course.




Connectivity wise the N9 packs quad-band GSM as well as penta-band WCDMA, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC and GPS. The N9 also includes a dedicated camera button for the 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter which is capable of aperture F2.2 for low light shots and true 16:9 720p video recording.

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Man robs bank for $1 so that he could be arrested and receive free medical health care

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 2:48 am

James Richard Verone tried everything in his power to receive medical attention by the book, but when he couldn't, he resorted to the only option he saw fit; rob a bank. Verone had worked for most of his life and although he was in need of medical attention, he applied for disability and early social security to which he only received food stamps.




His physical pains had included a protrusion in his chest, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Caused by his last job which was as a convenience store clerk, this led to his extensive injuries. His way out? To rob a bank. Verone sold and donated all of his furniture, paid his last months rent and gave his notice. He moved into the Hampton Inn for his last free days as a free man and on June 9 took a cab down New Hope Road and chose a bank at random; RBC Bank.

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LulzSec, Anonymous launch 'Operation Anti-Security' or #AntiSec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 2:30 am

LulzSec and Anonymous have joined forces in an open declaration of war against the "freedom-snatching moderators of 2011." The attack is called Operation Anti-Security (#AntiSec), LulzSec called for like-minded individuals to open fire against any government or agency that crosses their path. The group have encouraged users to vandalize the opposition by plastering the word ""AntiSec" on any government website or through physical graffiti.




The groups top priority is to steal and publicize any classified government information including email spools and documentation, with prime targets being banks and other high-profile establishments. LulzSec messages concludes with "It's now or never. Come aboard, we're expecting you... History begins today."


There are those who fear that LulzSec and Anonymous will bring on the "PROTECT IP Act" with US officials hot on the heels of any hacking attempts. But, on the other hand, if no one stands up for our freedoms, then what will change? The world is spiralling out of control with corruption and teetering on the edge of world wide economic collapse due to corruption from the upper echelons of finance and banking. LulzSec, Anonymous - whatever you do, do it for the people, not the Lulz.

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Quake reboot to stop becoming wet dream, possibly become reality?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 21, 2011 1:35 am

id Software have their plate full right now, Rage is around the corner, Doom 4 begins work when Rage is finished and now the fresh off the press news of a Quake reboot is filling the dreams of PC-based FPS fans the world over. Eurogamer state there are "strong factions" inside id Software that are pushing for a return to the "bizarre, mixed up Cthulhu-ish Quake 1 world and rebooting in that direction."




We think that would be a more interesting direction than doing more Strogg stuff after Quake 4. . . . But we could do something pretty grand like that, that still tweaks the memory right in all of those ways, but is actually cohesive and plays with all of the strengths of the level we're at right now.

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