Around 1,800 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you who makes the best quality computer speakers.
While there was no definite clear-cut winner like in other polls, Logitech managed to get 27% of the votes to be voted as the best maker of quality computer speakers at TweakTown.
Second place went to Bose with a very respectable 15% of the votes and a close third place went to Klipsch with 13% of the votes. Not too far behind also in fourth and fifth places respectively were Altec Lansing and Creative.
Our Download of the Day today is Pidgin 2.7.3.
Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.
Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems.
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.
Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.
Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows.
Deal of the Day: Insignia NS-WBRDVD Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi and 1080p Output for $129.99 with FREE Shipping
Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Insignia NS-WBRDVD Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi and 1080p Output for $129.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: A great price on an 11.6" netbook folks! This factory refurbished netbook features a ultrathin 1" form thickness, a 11.6" WXGA (1366x768) resolution screen, an integrated webcam, a full size keyboard, 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g, 10/100 ethernet, 3 cell battery and Windows XP Home! Get it soon before they run out or pull the deal.
The latest happenings from around the web - August 12th, 2010
- Zotac to release its new H55-ITX motherboard with WiFi @ eTeknix
- ECS P55H-AK Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- HIS Radeon HD 5770 IceQ5 (1Gb GDDR5) @ Funkykit
- Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum 1 GB @ Techpowerup
If you thought that the only thing missing from the Android platform was gaming, well it seems that even that may be a complaint that you will not have in the future. According to Engadget, Sony Ericcson is hard at work on a gaming platform based on Android 3.0.
Reports are that the phone will be a slider except in place of the QUERTY keyboard there will be game controls. At least a 1 GHz processor will be on board and possibly a 5mp or better camera. Sources describe it as a "cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go." Even 3D gaming may be possible on this bad boy.
You would think that when a portable device with a screen dubs itself the "world's first 3D-capable Blu-ray player" that you'd be able to watch 3D movies on the go. That's not quite the case with the Samsung BD-C8000.
This portable Blu-ray player boasts a 10.3" screen, 1080p playback, a three hour battery, and Wi-Fi and HDMI connectivity, but the screen itself does not show 3D; you have to plug it into a 3D capable TV and watch the 3D action that way. It's a slick looking portable device; just watch out for that $500 USD price tag.
The HTC Desire is a familiar phone to many in Europe and Asia, but HTC's highly popular phone had only whispers and rumor to go on for when it would be released on U.S. shores. It seems the August rumors were true, and U.S. Cellular customers are the lucky ducks who will be able to grab it on August 27th. No pricing or Android version information are out yet, but we know it is already Froyo capable abroad.
Hopefully the regional carriers that were said to also launch the Desire, like Cellular South and others, will also be able to get their hands on the phone soon after. U.S. Cellular may only be the sixth largest wireless carrier in the U.S., but may be looking to make a move as they have not only announced the Desire release but are also bringing a Samsung Galaxy S phone in October and two LG Android phones sometime after that.
Count the Motorola Droid in on the lucky phones that are receiving an update to Android 2.2, better known as Froyo. Over the Air updates are available on most networks, so check your updates if you're a Droid owner. Some are lamenting the lack of Flash in this update, but after updating you can grab it from the Android Market according to some customer feedback. So what are you waiing for, Droid fans? Update today!
Apple has released an update to iOS for both the iPhone and iPad today; iOS 4.0.2 for the iPhone and 3.2.2 for the iPad. The biggest fix in his release is the closing of the PDF door that opened a hole that allowed programs like JailbreakMe to work, but could also leave your device open to hackers.
This looks like the only major change made in the update, so jailbreakers are now going to have to find a new way to outwit the folks at Apple to crack their devices. I'm sure Comex is on the case.
I can tell you first hand that dropping your favorite gadget, like your iPhone, and breaking the screen sucks. I was due for an upgrade so as soon as I can get the iPhone 4 in the local store my cracked screen issues are over. I could get the screen fixed for about $100 locally if I wanted. With the iPhone screen costing $100 for repairs, I don't even want to know what the cost of fixing my iPad would be if it gets dropped.
If you worry about breaking your smartphone one of the strongest cases you can get for most devices comes from OtterBox and is called the Defender. OtterBox has announced that the Defender and Commuter series cases are now available for the iPad. The only thing the Defender iPad case lacks that the smartphone versions have is water resistance.