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Dell Streak not coming in July, but pricing leaked: $299 with contract, $549 without

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 9:30 am

Dell originally had the 5 inch Streak tablet/smartphone hybrid listed for release in "late July," but as that time gets here it's looking bleak for those looking forward to the device. A Dell spokesman told ComputerWorld that "I can say definitely that the Dell Streak won't go on sale in July," despite the Dell site still saying otherwise.


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A blog post that has since been taken down by Dell did state that the Streak will be available for $299 USD with a contract with AT&T and $549 without. Dell and AT&T did not confirm these prices, but AT&T makes sense since Dell stated the Streak would run on a GSM network and have ruled out T-Mobile, which only leaves AT&T.

Download of the Day: Any Video Converter 3.07

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 9:30 am

Our Download of the Day today is Any Video Converter 2.78.


Any Video Converter is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It allows you to effortlessly convert video files between every format! It can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie format for iPod/PSP or other portable video device, MP4 player or smart phone. It also supports any user defined video file formats as the output. Any Video Converter makes it easy for anyone to enjoy the any format video with your iPod, PSP, mobile phone or MP4 player.


• User-friendly interface that is easy to use.

• Converts all video formats to Apple iPod Video, Sony PSP and more

• Batch convert any video formats including avi, wmv, asf, mpg, mp4, etc.

• Support DivX and Xvid avi format as importing and exporting video

• Support default video/audio settings or user customized parameters for video and audio.

• Has the option to preview the video in real-time before conversion .

• World's fastest video conversion speed with stunning video and audio quality.

• Supports adjust many video/audio options for MP4 files. For example, video/audio sample rate, bit rate, video size...


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Deal of the Day: Combo Deal - eVGA GeForce 210 512MB Video Card & PCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W PSU - $24.98 after Rebates

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 8:59 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - [Combo Deal] eVGA GeForce 210 512MB Video Card & PCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W PSU - $24.98 after Rebates, Shipped Free!.


Offer: Another great combo deal from NewEgg:


- EVGA 512-P3-1213-LR GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

- OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 8:23 am

The latest happenings from around the web - July 27, 2010




- Silverstone Sugo SG07 Review (featuring Intel 655k & Zotac H55 ITX) @ Kitguru

- Dell Inspiron Zino HD @ Missing Remote




- AMD 890GX - Gigabyte vs. ASRock @ Metku

- MSI P55A-GD65 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

- ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA1366 Motherboard @ Futurelooks

- Asus Rampage III Extreme - Overclocking Hero @ Ocaholic

- Gigabyte X58A-UD9 Motherboard @ tbreak

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"Ladies first" for iPhone 4 in Switzerland

By: | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 6:26 am

Looking to grab an iPhone 4 in Switzerland on launch day? Better bring a female friend with you. Orange at Globus, in an exclusive campaign, has instituted a "Ladies First" policy when they open their doors at 6AM on July 30th to begin selling the iPhone 4.


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The company is also giving away a few prizes and offering croissants and coffee for those waiting patiently in line for their new Apple phone, but if any guys want to get involved they have to be in the company of a female to even be allowed in. It looks like the women of Switzerland better set their clocks early and get ready to have to choose which one of their tech-crazy guy friends they'll accompany. I can see flower, candy, and other gift sales taking a huge jump this week in Switzerland…...

S-LCD vs AMOLED vs S-AMOLED vs LCD video review

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 1:53 am

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed yesterday when the news came out that the HTC Desire and a few other phones would be switching from the AMOLED screen to the Super LCD screens due to supply concerns. Then again, my carrier is in one of the U.S. "regional markets" looking to get the Desire sometime in the next couple months, so I've been biting my nails waiting to upgrade to this phone. The question is, what's the real world difference in the screens? Howard of HowardForums took a look:




While there is a bit of a noticeable difference at some angles with the S-AMOLED screen and AMOLED screen over the Super LCD, the difference looks to be pretty minimal. I'm not completely sold that most of us would be able to tell the difference unless they are right next to each other as they are in the video. If the battery life is improved with the Super LCD as HTC has claimed, it may just be a worthwhile tradeoff. Is it Autumn yet?

iPhone jailbreaking may be legal, but will still void your warranty

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 12:16 am

The news yesterday from the Library of Congress stating that jailbreaking your iPhone was legal was expected to make the bigwigs at Apple a little unhappy. A spokeswoman from Apple kept their official statement pretty short and sweet, essentially stating that although it may be legal, jailbreaking your iPhone will still void your warranty.


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In an interview with Cult of Mac, Apple's spokeswoman stated, "Apple's goal has always been to insure that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience. As we've said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably."

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AAXA M1 Limited Micro Projector Launches

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 11:06 pm

AAXA Technologies has been offering a micro projector that is a bit more than a handful for a while now. The original projector had about 66 lumens of light and the company has announced a new version of the projector called the M1 Limited Edition.


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The limited edition version has the same chassis design and is the same size. The difference is that the limited edition version has 75 lumens of brightness. The resolution of the little projector is 800 x 600.

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iPhone 4 compatibility with Gigabyte On/Off charge confirmed

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 10:14 pm

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Gigabyte's On/Off Charging technology was announced back in April and it has made many with mobile devices pretty happy having a place to charge their mobile devices whether their PC is on or off. Gigabyte has now announced hat their On/Off technology is indeed compatible with the iPhone 4, and even provides a 40% faster quick charge than traditional motherboards. This is due to the fact that Gigabyte's USB ports can provide the near 1 amp that the iPhone 4 requests to quick charge compared to the 0.5 amps that USB ports are normally capped at.

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HTC to offer smartphones under its name in China

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 10:04 pm

For a long time HTC made phones that were sold under other brand names. The company then started selling HTC branded devices in the US and other countries.




HTC has now announced that it will launch its smartphones in China under its own brand. The company will team with Chinese wireless provider China Mobile to bring the devices to market.

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