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Apple live event: iOS 4.1 coming next week

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 5:42 pm

Steve Jobs is currently dropping big Apple news at their event in Cupertino today, and the first good piece of news is that iOS 4.1 is expected to be available next week.


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As you can see, some of the improvements included will be the issues with slowing in the iPhone 3G, proximity and Bluetooth bugs, HD Video upload over WiFI, the standardization of High Dynamic Range(HDR) photos, and additions to TV show rentals and the Game Center.

HP unveils Envy 17 3D notebook

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 5:04 pm

HP has had its sweet Envy notebooks on the market for a while now. The machines are known for their thin profiles, performance, and good looks. HP has now announced that it has a new Envy 17 model coming in time for the holidays called the Envy 17 3D. You can guess by the name of the new machine what the big feature is.




The Envy 17 3D has a 17.3-inch full HD Ultra BrightView screen that supports 1080p resolution and 3D content. The notebook uses HP active 3D glasses, which are included with the notebook. The machine will also come with select 3D content installed already. The Envy 17 3D also supports 3D Blu-ray films, which should be on the market before we know it.

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MSI WindBox III has no fan and uses Core 2 Duo CPU

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 4:04 pm

I really like the idea of a nettop that can be hung on the back of a TV and needs no fan so it runs absolutely quiet. The sound of the hard drive in the DVR I have drives me crazy sometimes and I am sure I am not the only one what wants quiet while watching TV. MSI has unveiled a new WindBox III nettop that may be just what I want.




The WindBox III sheds the slower Atom CPU and grabs up a Core 2 Duo CPU for more performance. The machine can be stuck to the back of a PC display of a TV out of the way and despite the faster CPU, it still needs no fan. It can connect to the VISA mount on the rear of most displays.

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Logitech debuts new Wireless Speaker Z515 and Laptop Speaker Z305

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 2:32 pm

Logitech has gobs of speakers and other gear in its offerings for notebooks and desktop computers. The range of speakers the company offers is very robust running the gamut from cheap stereo speakers up to high-end surround sound systems. Logitech also makes all manner of wireless solutions for streaming audio all around your home or office.


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Today Logitech has added a couple new offerings to its line including the Z305 for laptops and the wireless Z515 speaker. The Z515 is a long speaker that has 50-foot wireless range with 2.4GHz technology. The adapter plugs into the USB port on your computer to send the audio. The speaker will also sync with your iPhone or iPod wirelessly. It has 10 hours of battery life and dual 2-inch drivers.

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Download of the Day: Wireshark 1.4.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 7:06 am

Our Download of the Day today is Wireshark 1.4.0 (32-bit).


Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer, and is the de facto standard across many industries and educational institutions.


• Deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, with more being added all the time

• Live capture and offline analysis

• Standard three-pane packet browser

• Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others

• Captured network data can be browsed via a GUI, or via the TTY-mode TShark utility

• The most powerful display filters in the industry

• Rich VoIP analysis

• Read/write many different capture file formats

• Capture files compressed with gzip can be decompressed on the fly

• Live data can be read from Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP/HDLC, ATM, Bluetooth, USB, Token Ring, Frame Relay, FDDI, and others (depending on your platfrom)

• Decryption support for many protocols, including IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2

• Coloring rules can be applied to the packet list for quick, intuitive analysis

• Output can be exported to XML, PostScript®, CSV, or plain text


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Deal of the Day: 2TB Fantom GD2000EU32 GreenDrive eSATA/USB 2.0 External HArd Drive for $109.99 with FREE Shipping after Rebate

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 6:34 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the - 2TB Fantom GD2000EU32 GreenDrive eSATA/USB 2.0 External HArd Drive for $109.99 with FREE Shipping after Rebate!.


Offer: has the Fantom GD2000EU32 GreenDrive 2TB eSATA/USB 2.0 external hard drive with 32MB cache for just $109.99 after $20 rebate (expiring 9/5/10) with FREE shipping.


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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 6:04 am

The latest happenings from around the web - September 1st, 2010




- Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G Socket AM3 DDR3 Mini ITX Motherboard @

- ASRock 880G Extreme3 Motherboard @ Legit Reviews

- Gigabyte X58A-UD7 @ Ocaholic




- Mafia II GPU & CPU Performance In-depth @ Techspot

- Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 Silent Cell (1Gb GDDR5) @ Funkykit

- ASUS EAH5850 TOP, Gigabyte GV-R575SL-1GI, MSI R5770 HAWK Graphics Cards @ ixbtlabs

- ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series GDDR5 @ Hot Hardware

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Netflix streaming may be integrated into Apple TV

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 5:37 am

Streaming media may be the flavor of the day at the big Apple event tomorrow. Reports from sources at Bloomberg are stating that Apple TV will be the main dish at the event, with Netflix streaming expected to be a part of Apple's TV capability.


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The big event from Apple is supposed to be centered on music, which would lead us to believe the new iPod Touch is getting a big unveiling, but that may not be enough for their September yearly event. Apple TV would be a big bang, with the rumored 99 cent TV episodes as well as possible Hulu and Netflix integration. We'll bring you the news as Steve Jobs brings it to us.

Official G2 shots dug up from T-Mobile's servers

By: | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 1:24 am

The leaks continue to come for one of the more highly anticipated G2 Android handsets on the horizon. The G2, which will most likely be known as the HTC Desire Z to most of the world outside the U.S., now has some official press shots out dragged from T-Mobile's own servers.


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QUERTY keyboard fans will rejoice it seems, as well as those bored with dark colored phones as it seems that silver will most likely be the only color offered for the G2. This will hopefully be a big winner for T-Mobile, who aren't usually in the spotlight in the U.S. with AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint hogging all the attention.

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SanDisk introduces the new Fuse+ line of mp3 players

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 1:03 am

Just because we aren't hearing much about mp3 players lately, doesn't mean perfectly capable new ones aren't poking their heads out of the weeds. SanDisk has launched their new Sansa Fuse+ mp3 player which should be hitting retail stores soon.


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With a large color LCD, video playback, FM radio onboard, and support for most popular music formats, the Fuse+ packs quite a bit of capability into its small frame. The Fuse+ is also preconfigured to synchronize with Rhapsody, Napster, and eMusic. Three capacities are available: 4GB($79 USD), 8GB($89), and 16GB($119). All versions will accept up to a 16GB microSDHC card as well.

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