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Blackberry 6.0 OS preview video released

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 3:32 am

With all of the noise going on between the iPhone 4 and Android out there, RIM has been fairly quiet on the Blackberry front. Don't think they've been sitting on their heels; with their first touchscreen phone and a possible tablet in the works, RIM also has a major upgrade coming: the Blackberry 6.0 OS.




This is the second preview video they have released and is a lot cleaner than the first. Appearing to try to strike a balance between simplicity and functionality, there looks to be a lot to love in the newest offering with easy connectivity to social networking and messaging which Blackberry owners know and love. Check out the video and look forward to September when RIM hopes to roll 6.0 out.

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HTC 1 concept phone sports futuristic beauty

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 11:18 pm

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Think your EVO 4G is a beautiful phone? Andrew Kim at DesignFabulous has a concept phone he calls the HTC 1 that would put it to shame. With a machined brass casing, built in kickstand for watching shows or even using it as an alarm clock, and dual speakers this phone is definitely a beautiful idea. The HTC 1 even includes a built in UV light to kill microorganisms it may have picked up from your head or your pocket for all the clean freaks out there.


This is only a concept idea at this point so don't go looking for it, but check out the Source Link for the whole scoop and pray that HTC picks this bad boy up.

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iPhone 4 no longer recommended by Consumer Reports

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 8:40 pm

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Consumer Reports has dealt the iPhone 4 another PR blow by withdrawing their recommendation for the device. Despite earlier stating during lab testing that "there's no reason, at least yet, to forgo buying an iPhone 4 over its reception concerns," further testing has given them reason to think otherwise.

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ASUS, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony Windows 7 tablets are coming according to Ballmer

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 7:57 pm

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At the Worldwide Partner Conference today, Steve Ballmer confirmed that Windows 7 based slate tablets were on their way from ASUS, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony later this year. No official models or specs were unveiled, but the Microsoft CEO did mention there would be various form factors including models with and without keyboards, dockable models, and even digital ink models.

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App Inventor for Android released by Google

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 7:10 pm

Think it takes a programming genius to draw up new apps? Google is making the process a whole lot simpler with their new App Inventor for Android. According to the Google blog, this tool "makes it easy for anyone-programmers and non-programmers, professionals and students-to create mobile applications for Android-powered devices."




The App Inventor has been tested in classrooms around the U.S. with a lot of success. David Wolber, professor of computer science at the University of San Francisco and part of the initial pilot program, says "students traditionally intimidated by technology are motivated and excited to program with App Inventor." With a simple to use interface and the ability to connect to your phone for on the fly testing, this look like it could be a lot of fun for pros and amateurs alike.

Onkyo debuts Miffy branded netbook in Japan

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 7:02 pm

Onkyo is a name most associated with home theater gear like amps to most people. In Japan, the company offers more than just home theater gear and has unveiled a netbook based on its C4 offering with a branded theme.


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Japanese people have a fascination with animation, which is evidenced by the appeal of Hello Kitty and Gundam within the country. The Onkyo Miffy netbook has Miffy themes on the inside and has the cartoon rabbit on the lid as well.

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Callpod unveils Onyx and Vetro Bluetooth headsets

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 6:04 pm

Callpod has a whole line of Bluetooth devices and other gear for smartphones. The company has announced a couple new Bluetooth headsets called the Onyx and the Vetro.


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Both of the devices share many of the same features. Both of the devices support 2-way walkie-talkie communications with a range of more than 85,000 square feet. That means you can keep in touch across a large mall or warehouse without having to use cellular minutes.

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ASRock P55 Extreme4 mainboard unveiled

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 5:02 pm

ASRock makes all sorts of mainboards for enthusiasts and general computer users that take advantage of just about any platform and CPU option around. The company has announced its latest mainboard called the P55 Extreme4.




This new board uses the Intel P55 chipset and features support for SLI and CrossFire X. It supports all manner of Intel CPUs including the Core i7 and more. It has four DR3 DIMM slots, two PCI-E x16 slots, 3 PCI-e x1 slots, and dual PCI slots.

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Palit offers GTX 460 Sonic Platinum video card

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 4:02 pm

NVIDIA has unveiled the new GTX 460 line of video cards and Palit has unveiled its new line of GTX 460 video cards. Among the new video cards is the GTX 460 Sonic Platinum, an overclocked GTX 460 card.




The new video card has all the features of the plain GTX 460 video cards like support for CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, and DirectX 11. The card has 336 processor cores, 1024MB of GDDR5 RAM, and is overclocked from the factory.

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Blockbuster Video to go bye-bye by 2011?

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 3:06 pm

I can remember years and years back when Blockbuster was the most popular place for many people to go for renting video games and movies. Over the years, many people changed from going to Blockbuster for movies to things like Netflix and Redbox kiosks.


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As the desires of the consumer changed, Blockbuster started to slip ultimately leading many of the chains retail stores to close up. Today Blockbuster is facing the very real proposition of going under completely.

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