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Jawbone Jambox looks like a giant BT headset

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Nov 5, 2010 3:04 pm

Most Bluetooth headsets tend to look the same with black and silver designs that are more for function than fashion. The average Bluetooth headset is fine for many of us, but there are some out there that want their headsets to work well and look really good. For these folks there are are some fashionable headsets out there such as the offerings from Jawbone that put a lot of focus on looks and functionality.


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Jawbone has unveiled a new product called the Jambox that is a Bluetooth speaker and hands free system that will work with any Bluetooth device including music phones, computers, and more. The speaker has a pair of drivers and an ultra small dome that claims to make a spectrum of sound almost as wide as the human ear can hear.

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Download of the Day: SmartFTP 4.0.1145.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 5, 2010 5:38 am

Our Download of the Day today is SmartFTP 4.0.1145.0.


SmartFTP is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client which allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet. With its many basic and advanced features SmartFTP also offers secure, reliable and efficient transfers that make it a powerful tool.


SmartFTP can be used for:


• Web site publishing and maintenance

• Upload and download of images, documents, movie and music files

• Share your files with your friends and coworkers

• Backups of local or remote files


SmartFTP offers these features:


• Quickly rename multiple files.

• Search your hard drive in the Local Browser (Windows Vista and higher)



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Mobile App of the Day: IMDb for iPhone and iPad

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 5, 2010 4:12 am

Our Mobile App of the Day today is IMDb.


Movie and TV buffs have used the IMDb site for a long time to get information about their favorite shows and actors. The iPhone and iPad app has gotten a major facelift and a more global feel with their new features.


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Everything you'd expect from IMDb on the computer is in the app: Rating movies and TV shows, entertainment news, and info on all your favorite actors and actresses are all at your fingertips. Along with a redesigned homescreen that is constantly updating and that takes advantage of the iPhone 4's Retina display, the other big addition is the inclusion of movie showtimes in 13 different countries: Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. The app can now also be viewed in simplified Chinese. The app is free, so grab it on iTunes today.

Friday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 5, 2010 4:08 am

The latest happenings from around the web - November 5th, 2010




- FOXCONN NT-330I Netbox @ Techpowerup

- Notebook Round-up: Room Gaming vs Portable Gaming @ InsideHW




- Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H Motherboard @ Ninjalane

- New Sandy Bridge P67A Boards Revealed in Leaked GIGABYTE Box Art @ Megatechnews




- PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 v2 @ Benchmark Reviews

- Crysis 2 being re-designed for GTX580? Expect delays @ Kitguru

- World-Exclusive: PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ 1 GB @ Techpowerup

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Google Instant debuts in Beta on mobile devices

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 5, 2010 2:01 am

Google Instant, which debuted in September and offers a list of links predicting what you are searching for as you type in the Search Bar, is now moving past just the desktop platform and onto mobile devices.



Android devices running Froyo and iPhones and iPods running iOS 4 or better will be able to access a beta version of Google Instant when using Google on their mobile device. After tapping a "turn on" link below the search box when using it for the first time, Google searching will operate similarly to how it now does on the desktop version of Google. 3G and WiFi networks seem to be best for the service for now, and it can be turned off at any time.

Apple possibly looking past USB 3.0 towards Light Peak technology in 2011

By: Don Lynn | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Nov 5, 2010 1:43 am

We now may have more reasoning behind Steve Jobs' inference that Apple products will not be supporting USB 3.0 anytime soon. According to CNET's report from an industry source, Apple may be jumping past USB 3.0 to become an early adopter of Light Peak technology which is "now on track to appear in products in the first half of 2011-and likely earlier in the year than later."


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Light Peak, a high speed connection capable on 10 gigabit per second data transfer, is currently in development by Intel with possible help from Apple themselves, who may have had the original idea in the first place. With Intel chipsets not expected to natively support USB 3.0 until 2012, Apple jump into a faster standard may be a shrewd move.

Zalman announces Z9 and Z9 Plus MidTower Enclosures

By: Don Lynn | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 5, 2010 1:10 am

Zalman's been a bunch of busy bees when it comes to releasing new products lately. The newest announcement is for the Z9 and Z9 Plus Mid Tower Enclosures.


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Both cases have steel mesh and plastic in the design, support for seven fans, and a black coated interior, while Zalman's Z9 Plus includes a temperature sensor display, two channel fan controller, and Side acrylic tuning. Retail for the Z9 is listed at $64.99 and the Z9 Plus is $74.99. Look for these cases to hit shelves in December.

Skyfire burns up App Store for five hours before "selling out" due to server issues

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 5, 2010 12:59 am

Skyfire, an app that converts Flash content to HTML5 via a Safari plugin therefore allowing Flash content to be viewed on iOS devices, was released in the App Store with a lot of hoopla yesterday. Five hours later, the app was showing as "Sold Out" on the App Store due to the overwhelming demand crushing Skyfire's servers.


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Demand was expected to be high for the app, but not even Skyfire expected the rush of sales. In the amount of time the app was up, it became the App Store's #1 paid app. It seems $2.99 was chump change when it came to getting Flash content to the iPhone. To keep the user experience good for the app, Skyfire is throttling back the number of new purchases while they work "around the clock" on increasing server space. Skyfire plans to update via their Facebook and Twitter feeds when more info on availability comes.

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Gigabyte releases early sneak peek at Sandy Bridge compatible motherboard lineup

By: Don Lynn | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Nov 5, 2010 12:34 am

Gigabyte has given the world a sneak preview at their upcoming motherboards for Intel's Sandy Bridge platform. Like usual, Gigabyte has a widespread amount of boards for every budget.


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Most of the boards will support will support USB 3.0 as well as SATA 6Gbps speed for lightning fast data transfers. There are even a couple of boards with black PCBs for those who may prefer that over Gigabyte's familiar light blue color scheme. Gigabyte's 3x USB Power design with On/Off Charging USB ports, DualBIOS technology, and Ultra Durable™ 3 design with 2x Copper PCB will also be implemented. Not much on launch dates or prices at this time, but there's tons more photos after the break.

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