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The latest happenings from around the web - September 1st, 2010
- Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G Socket AM3 DDR3 Mini ITX Motherboard @ OCInside.de
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rumors are starting to fly that Apple has a revised model of the iPhone 4 coming that fixes the infamous antenna problem. An executive at Telcel, a Mexican cellphone carrier, stated that the new model could be released in late September.
Nothing solid has ever been announced, but people in the know have whispered about Apple attempting to implement a an antenna change that either coats it in a new material or changes its composition so that it doesn't react badly with the skin and cause the "you're holding it wrong" problem. Just one more thing to hope we hear about at Apple's big shindig tomorrow.
Antec is making a big move into the world of computer audio with the formation of their fully owned subsidiary, soundscience. The first product from soundscience will be an all new 3D 2.1 speaker system dubbed the soundscience rockus.
The rockus 3D system uses 3Dsst, soundscience's proprietary 3D technology, to "actively analyze incoming stereo audio signals and intelligently place them into a 3D sound field." This allows a more realistic and immersive sound experience for movies, games, and video. There is even a dedicated music mode for superb stereo sound reproduction. The rockus will be officially introduced at the IFA Trade Show in Berlin, Germany on September 3rd and is planned to retail for $249.95 USD when it launches this fall.
Canon is and easily recognizable name in the photographic world. The company has been making cameras since the digital camera was a dream in some geeks mind. Canon is big in the camera world, but what some might not know is that the company is also big in the research and development end of the camera market and actively develops new tech.
The latest new tech from Canon comes in the form of what it claims is the world's largest CMOS sensor. The gigantic sensor measures 202 x 205mm. The sensor is so huge that only one is made from each 300mm silicon wafer. The new sensor is 40 times larger than the next largest commercial sensor Canon produces today.
I use Gmail for my personal email account and over the years I have ended up on mailing lists for stuff that isn't spam, but really isn't that important to me. What that means is that while Gmail does a decent job of filtering all the offers for pills to make my Johnson larger into the spam folder, I still end up wading through tons of mail to find the stuff that is important to me and I need to respond to.
Google has announced a new beta feature for Gmail users called Priority Inbox that will be rolled out to all Gmail users over the next week or so. The new feature looks at the messages you reply to and the people you email most and sets those as higher priority than others. When a message from one of those users comes in it will be automatically filtered to an important box for you to check first.
With the iPad blowing up the sales charts and taking a bunch of sales away from the netbook market it's no surprise that there are hoards of new tablets coming soon to a store near you. Many people are waiting for tablets with Android as the operating system to start to hit the market rather than buy the locked down iPad from Apple.
A new tablet from Viewsonic has surfaced called the Viewpad 7. The Viewpad 7 runs Android for its operating system, specifically Android 2.2. The 7 in the name refers to the screen size of 7-inches and the tablet has integrated GSM/3G connectivity. Other features include a front facing camera for video calls and a 3MP rear camera for taking pics.