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Mitsubishi debuts 1080p 3D TVs with HDD and Blu-ray burner built-in

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 5:06 pm

There are a lot of TVs on the market today that are crammed with cool tech like internal HDDs for directly recording programs, Blu-ray burners for burning those recorded shows to disc and 3D. Typically, you can find sets that have both a HDD and the Blu-ray burner in one, but it's not common to find a set that has all three of those features. Mitsubishi has now announced a new line of full HD TV sets that have all three features.

 

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The new sets are the Real MDR1 series and can be had in 40-inch, 46-inch, and 55-inch screen sizes. So far, the TVs have only been announced for Japan. All of the screen sizes are LED backlit and the internal HDD is a 1TB unit. The sets also have a ten speaker sound system that should provide sound better than the average TV without needing external speakers.

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Logitech debuts new THX Certified Logitech Speaker System Z623

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 4:02 pm

The average desktop computer today can do all sorts of different tasks from normal computer work like typing documents to gaming and watching movies when it's time to have some fun. If you want to get the best out of your music, games, and movies, a quality set of speakers is needed. Logitech has unveiled its most recent set of speakers that carry the THX Certification.

 

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The 2.1 speaker set is called the Logitech Speaker System Z623. All of the controls for the volume and other inputs are on the right side speaker. The speakers can be connected to three different audio sources with RCA and 3.5mm inputs. The system also has an integrated headphone jack for private listening.

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Silicon Power unveils new 32GB SDHC Class 10 memory card

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 3:04 pm

The most common memory card format in cameras and other devices today is the SD card. This is a good thing for consumers because that means you can use the same memory card in multiple devices ranging from your netbook to your digital camera and camcorder. The SD card has gained more storage capacity as time has gone by while keeping the same small form factor.

 

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Silicon Power has unveiled a new SDHC memory card that has 32GB of storage space and offers Class 10 performance. A Class 10 certification guarantees that the memory card has at least a 10MB/s read and write speed. That write speed is very important if you are shooting bursts with a high-resolution digital camera. A slow write speed will limit how many shots you can take per burst.

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Download of the Day: Fresh View 8.02

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 7:40 am

Our Download of the Day today is Fresh View 8.02.

 

Fresh View gives you the ability to organize and view multimedia files (images, audio, video). Watch movies, listen to music, and view graphics in a slide show. Image files in a folder can be displayed using a number of views, including a thumbnail view that lets you quickly see what your images are without having to open them.

 

You can convert graphics from one type to another, print, and even create an HTML album. This easy-to-use software supports 86 different formats (more and more added regularly).

 

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Deal of the Day: Insignia NS-42P650A11 42" Class 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV for $399.99

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 7:15 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Insignia NS-42P650A11 42" Class 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV for $399.99!.

 

Offer: Best Buy has the 42" Insignia 720p plasma with 600hz subfield drive, 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast (30,000:1 static), 500 cd/m2 brightness, and 2 year warranty for just $399.99 with free in-store pickup.

 

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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 4:45 am

The latest happenings from around the web - August 25th, 2010

 

Memory

 

- Adata Supreme DDR2-800 2Gb SODIMM @ Funkykit

- GeIL EVO TWO DDR3-1600 CL7 @ Pureoverclock

 

CPU

 

- AMD's Bulldozer and Bobcat x86 Cores Overview @ HiTechLegion

- AMD Discusses Details of Next-Generation Bobcat and Bulldozer CPUs @ Hot Hardware

- AMD's Bulldozer architecture revealed @ Tech Report

- Inside the AMD Bulldozer Architecture @ Hardware Secrets

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Windows Phone 7 equipped T8788 from HTC pictured

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 3:56 am

HTC is coming out with a slick Windows Phone 7 smartphone, but it's not exactly your normal slider. Engadget got a hold of the HTC T8788 and found it packs a surprise when instead of a keyboard, you find a speaker when you slide out the bottom.

 

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This device definitely seems pointed towards media playback with the fancy speaker and a kickstand onboard to set the phone up to watch video or play your favorite tunes. Other than the obvious, it's everything you've come to expect from HTC: stylish, slick and attractive. Keep your eyes peeled for more details as they come.

Dell releases the Aero wireless handset

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 3:31 am

Dell, following up the recent release of the Streak, has followed it up by releasing the Aero. With a 3.5" touchscreen, Dell considers this their first "true" wireless handset as the Streak is considered a "mobile Internet device with voice capabilities."

 

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According to Dell spokesman Matthew Paretta, the Aero will hit shelves with a heavily customized version of Android 1.5 and has no exact timetable on when or if it would be upgraded to Android 2.2. This is a bit of a bummer with so many devices shipping with newer OS versions.

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PDP's Kinect accessories add flexibility to your setup

By: Don Lynn | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 3:07 am

Looking to get the Kinect for the Xbox 360 but don't have room on the entertainment center to set it up? PDP has some solutions for you that will add a ton of flexibility to your Kinect mounting needs that will be available on launch day.

 

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First up is the $15 Kinect wall mount, which will help out the people who have their TV mounted on a wall or somewhere else that space is tight. There is also a $40 TV mount, which pretty much explains itself. If you need your Kinect to be floor mounted, PDP has a $30 tripod for plaing the unit anywhere around the room. You don't even have to worry about keeping the Kinect close to the Xbox if you can swing $50 for a 9 foot extension cable which PDP would be happy to provide.

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Windows Phone 7 head to head vs. Android Nexus One and iPhone 4

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 2:00 am

With all of the noise surrounding the pending drop of Windows Phone 7 devices, I know a lot of you are wondering how it stacks up against the Android and iPhone. The folks at pocketnow wondered the same thing, and fortunately had an LG Panther with a beta version of Windows Phone 7 to compare.

 

 

 

Considering this is only an early beta version, Windows Phone 7 seems to stack up fairly nicely against the competition; only lagging slightly behind its more polished competition in web browsing. The only thing I noticed was that the difference in screens is a bit striking, but that's not WP7's fault. Overall, it's more good news for Microsoft as they try to crash the Android/iPhone smartphone party.

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