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Google's Wave has crashed

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Networking | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 9:19 am

Australian developed tool "Wave" was being promised to revolutionize the way people electronically message each other and was one of many projects Google was keen to add to its arsenal.

 

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Unfortunately, Google Wave is a wipout after the company today announced it plans to axe the facility. It is being said that the main reason for its demise is due to the complexity of it; while it has clear advantages over any other types of electronic messaging services available, particularly e-mail, it was quite new and involved.

 

Google Australia's Lars Rasmussen who thought up and put the concept into action had this to say; "We had a lot of interest after we first showed a demo and then when we got it out into peoples' hands there was a fair bit of disappointment because it didn't change the world overnight.

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Download of the Day: Kindle for PC 1.2.0 Build 30413

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 9:16 am

Our Download of the Day today is Kindle for PC 1.2.0 Build 30413.

 

Kindle for PC is a free application that lets you read Kindle books on your PC.

 

Read Kindle Books on Your Computer

 

• Get the best reading experience available on your PC. No Kindle required.

• Access your Kindle books even if you don't have your Kindle with you.

• Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync.

• Create bookmarks and view the annotations you created on your Kindle.

 

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Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: Energy ESW-M6 800w Subwoofer for $240 plus Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 8:43 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Electronics-Expo.com - Energy ESW-M6 800w Subwoofer for $240 plus Shipping.

 

Offer: Electronics-Expo has a great deal on this tiny Energy subwoofer. This high-gloss black sub has a 6.5" driver, two 6.5" radiators, and an 800w amplifier, all in an 8" cubed package. It lists for $600, but you can get it for $240 plus $19.99 shipping!

 

Get more specs and info at Energy: ENERGY ESW-M6 800 WATT SUBWOOFER INFO

 

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Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 8:18 am

The latest happenings from around the web - August 5th, 2010

 

Systems

 

- The Ultimate Performance PC: EVGA & Intel Infused @ Hot Hardware

- Samsung R780 17-Inch Core i5 Notebook @ Futurelooks

 

Video/Monitor

 

- HP De-branded 25-inch HD Widescreen LCD Monitor @ ThinkComputers

- GTS450 - nVidia insider confirms KitGuru's 'in store' prediction correct @ Kitguru

- MSI GeForce N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5 Overclocked Video Card @ Legit Reviews

- GTS450 at £99 by 14th September? @ Kitguru

- MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC Video Card @ Hardware Secrets

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E-Reader line starting at $99 coming from Copia this fall

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 4:30 am

Copia, a subsidiary of DMC Worldwide, is looking to make a big splash and run with the big boys in the e-reader market this fall with a line of devices starting at a very wallet friendly $99 USD. The cheapest one will sport a 5 inch color LCD display with 2GB of storage and 64mb of RAM.

 

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Copia will also have a 7 inch color e-reader for $129.99, a black and white e-reader that can come without Wifi for $149.99 or with for 10 dollars more, and the highest end 10 inch color WiFi tablet for $299.99. Tony Antolio, senior VP of Copia and DMC Worldwide, stated that "We want to make e-reading more accessible to a mass audience. Not everyone can afford all of the higher end devices."

Android takes first place in mobile phone sales for Q2 2010

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 2:21 am

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Well, it's official: Android has taken the top spot in U.S. mobile sales according to NPD. Knocking Blackberry off the perch they have been cozy on since the last quarter of 2007, Android based phones comprised 33 percent of mobile phone sales in Q2 2010. Blackberry slipped to second place with 28 percent of the market, and Apple's iPhone lineup takes the third spot with 22 percent. With the huge success of phones from Motorola and HTC, it seemed only a matter of time until we saw this officially. RIM had better hope that their recently unveiled Torch can kickstart the love for Blackberry once again………

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg tabbed for opening keynote address at CES 2011

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 4, 2010 10:07 pm

CES in Las Vegas is a little more than 5 months away, and now they have announced their opening keynote speaker. Ivan Seidenberg, the CEO for Verizon Wireless, has been tabbed as the man making the opening address for the "world's largest consumer technology tradeshow."

 

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His address, slated for 8:30 am on Thursday January 6th in the Hilton Center, is kicking up a lot of talk around the web on what he will announce during his keynote speech. With all of the talk of the iPhone coming to Verizon and the latest tablet team up with Motorola, there are plenty of possibilities out there. Whatever the announcement, we'll be there to bring it to you when it happens.

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Facebook for Android revamped

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 4, 2010 8:19 pm

One of the largest gripes among the mostly happy Android userbase has been the Facebook app. The words clunky, difficult, and painful seem to be common terms used to describe the official Android Facebook app. Today they are trying to punch a hole in those arguments as Facebook for Android has gotten a fairly major facelift. Before you ask, Facebook Chat is still not available yet.

 

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Quite a few changes have been made, though. A picture timeline now sits near the bottom for your News Feed, while Notifications have their own "drawer" underneath the timeline so you have instant access to hem as soon as the app opens. Photos and comments are also handled within the app as well, seriously reducing the amount of time you spend getting bumped from the app to the Facebook touch site. Even "Like" is now only a touch away. Grab it from the Android Market and give it a go today.

Clearwire unveils iSpot WiFi hotspot for 4G service

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 4, 2010 6:12 pm

Clearwire and its partners/resellers are the only 4G commercial networks available for consumers right now. Clearwire has announced a cool new 4G mobile hotspot specifically designed for Apple devices called the iSpot.

 

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The iSpot is a small device that is for Apple devices in name only. It will work with any WiFi enabled device. The little portable hotspot supports up to eight simultaneous connections. It can last for about four hours per charge.

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