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Element Case and Ivyskin look to cash in on iPhone 4 antenna issues

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 8, 2010 3:00 am

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Having the dreaded iPhone 4 reception issues? Don't like the official iPhone 4 bumper? A couple of companies have released some slick looking iPhone 4 cases that specifically address the antenna and reception issues in their advertising. Check out the Element Case Vapor and the Ivyskin "iPhone 4 Reception Case."

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Android plus Augmented Reality = Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 8, 2010 2:05 am

Qualcomm had a nice little show at the Uplinq Developer's Conference in San Diego. The main feature? Augmented reality (AR). Qualcomm demonstrated an AR version of the classic game Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots based on the Android platform that was developed at Georgia Tech University by their AR development team in concert with the game's original creator.

 

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RetroN 3 game system plays your old school Genesis, SNES, and Nintendo games

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 7, 2010 7:06 pm

Between my brother and I, we had all of the major game systems at one time or another growing up. We really liked the original Nintendo, the SNES, and the Sega Genesis. If you still have games and controllers lying around from those systems, the RetroN 3 is for you.

 

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The RetroN 3 is a game console that can play cartridges from all three of those old systems and has ports to let you use the original controllers for gaming. The system also ships with a pair of wireless controls.

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NASA unveils Moonbase Alpha video game free on Steam

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 7, 2010 6:04 pm

NASA has announced the first game to come from its Learning Technologies project and marks a proof of concept for NASA. NASA is using the game to show how it can use a 3D game to inspire, educate and engage.

 

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The concept of the game is that the player is an astronaut living on the moon. A meteor strike damages life support and cuts the flow of oxygen to the settlement.

 

The game has players trying to repair the damage to life support while trying to command the lunar rover, mobile repair units, and use resources wisely. The game was built using the Epic Unreal Engine 3. You can download the game free on Steam right now.

Lite-On whips out new 24x internal DVD burner with LabelTag

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jul 7, 2010 4:06 pm

The floppy drive has gone the way of the Dodo and is rarely seen on computers today. The optical drive is still here and improvements and new features are coming to the optical drive still. These improvements are typically write speeds when burning discs.

 

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Lite-On has announced a new internal DVD burner called the iHAS524. The burner is capable of writing to DVDs at 24x speed on compatible DVD media. That speed makes it one of the faster DVD burners around.

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Hitachi LifeStudio external HDD debuts

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jul 7, 2010 4:02 pm

Hitachi has unveiled a new line of external HDDs called LifeStudio. The new drive family is aimed at the user who has lots of multimedia content they want to store and backup.

 

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The drive claims to be the first in the industry that pulls together and organizes multimedia from a computer, connected USB device, and social media outlets. The drives also let the user upload content online without leaving the management app.

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Gateway unveils new LT32 netbook line

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 7, 2010 3:04 pm

Gateway has several netbook that it has been selling for a while and like most netbooks, they tend to use Intel Atom processors. AMD has announced a ne wLT32 line of netbooks that uses AMD CPUs.

 

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The LT32 series uses a AMD Athlon II Neo K125 CPU with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. The machine uses an 11.6-inch LED backlit screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. The netbook also has HDMI output that supports 1080p resolution.

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iPhone 4 owners seeing seriously throttled upload speeds in some markets

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 7, 2010 3:23 am

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As if the iPhone 4 wasn't getting enough bad press around the U.S., now the iPhone 4 users in more than two dozen markets markets are having problems with severely throttled upload speeds. HSPUA equipped AT&T markets like Boston, New York, and Las Vegas that were seeing speeds of over 1 Mbps have fallen over the weekend to 100 kbps or lower.

 

The conspiracy theorists want to believe that AT&T has posed a cap on bandwidth due to the popularity of the phone and the possibility of network saturation, but considering that huge markets like Los Angeles are not affected by this that seems to be unlikely. More on the issue as it comes.

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