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iPhone 4 owners can grab a free invisibleSHIELD at Best Buy

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 5:48 am

Looking to resolve your iPhone 4 antenna woes but don't want to wait for a case? Best Buy has your hookup: a free invisibleSHIELD 4fix for any iPhone 4 owner that comes in the door, if you either purchased your iPhone 4 from Best Buy or are a RewardsZone member.


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If you qualify, take your iPhone 4 into Best Buy and ask for the Zagg SideShield, which is the model that is reported to be the free one. If not, signing up for RewardZone seems to be a fairly painless process. Saves about ten bucks and hopefully cures your woes.

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Developer threatens to "Flood the Android Market" with spam apps

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 3:06 am

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Recently a report was released that around 6,000 spam apps had magically disappeared from the Android Market and it wasn't exactly clear whether Google or the developers had been the ones to remove them. One of the developers of So Wallpaper, a developer whose whole slate of 1,500 apps had been removed in the sweep, got a hold of AndroidGuys to offer his take on the situation.

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Amazon Kindle getting thinner and lighter version starting at $139

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 2:45 am

Amazon has officially unveiled the latest generation of their popular e-reader, the Kindle. The new version is stated to be 21 percent smaller and 15 percent lighter than previous versions with the higher contrast screen rolled out on the Kindle DX.


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There will be two flavors of the new Kindle rolled out: a WiFi only version expected to be priced at $139 USD, and a 3G capable version for 50 dollars more at $189. With double the memory of the previous Kindle and a sleeker design, this may be Amazon's best Kindle yet as the price is still competitive with other devices on the market like the Nook.

LG bringing Windows Phone 7 mobiles "by the end of the year"

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 2:01 am

September is the goal for LG's first mobile device sporting Windows Phone 7 to be launched with more coming by the end of the year according to a company representative. Their first smartphone with the latest Microsoft mobile OS has seen a ton of leaks around the internet, so it's expected that device is pretty much ready to go.


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Ken Hong, an LG representative in Seoul, stated that "we have a deep relationship with Microsoft so expect to have a couple by the end of this year." Hopefully this will provide a nice boost to LG's struggling mobile phone division, which has reported a 30.8 percent drop in sales revenue compared to numbers at the same time last year.

Froyo possibly rolling out tomorrow for some HTC devices

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 1:24 am

Mark Moons, the director of HTC Europe, got Android fans riled up when he released on Twitter that Android 2.2 "Froyo" updates would begin rolling out tomorrow. The HTC Desire is the device that's pegged for the first round of updates.


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While the updates may exactly be indeed be rolling out of HTC's doors, this doesn't exactly give us a final timetable since the different carriers and such will probably have to get a hold of the updates and tweak and test them to make sure it plays nicely with their programs and such. Still, this is a nice step forward for those thirsting for some Froyo goodness.

Android fans who hate Apple unite under t-shirt banner

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 12:04 am

If you are the type that likes to wear shirts with stuff that points to your inner geek, I have the shirt for you. The t-shirt is black and has an Android on the front in green.


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The green android is peeing on an Apple with a bite out of it. The message is that Android users want to piss on Apple.

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Intel hits milestone in light beam replacement for electronic signals

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 11:04 pm

Intel has announced that it has hit a milestone in getting light beams to replace electronic signals in future computers. The use of light beams will make the computers of tomorrow much faster than the computers we have today.


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Intel Labs created the world's first silicon chip-based optical data connection using Hybrid Silicon Laser tech. The chip is capable of moving data at 50Gbps.

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Grace Digital Audio debuts Tuner Wi-Fi Radio and Media Player

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 10:04 pm

Grace Digital Audio makes all sorts of gear that plays internet radio and digital music for your home stereo. The company has announced its latest tuner that looks like an old school stereo component.




The device is called the Tuner Wi-Fi Radio & Media Player and is available right now for $219.99. The tuner supports lots of online music services like Pandora, NPR on demand, iheartradio, and SIRIUS.

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SuperTalent offers up dual interface UltraDrive MX SSD

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 9:04 pm

Super Talent has announced a new SSD that has a cool dual interface design. The dual interfaces include SATA II connection port and mini-USB connectivity.




The dual connectivity options mean that you could use the UltraDrive MX as an external storage device if you want. You can also use the USB connectivity to make your disc image and then install the SSD into your PC like normal.

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BlueAnt Q2 headset debuts

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 28, 2010 8:04 pm

BlueAnt makes a ton of Bluetooth devices including headsets and hands free car kits. The company has announced that its latest Bluetooth headset called the Q2 is now available.


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The device is in AT&T stores now for $129. That much money gets you a headset that looks good and offers voice control features. The headset also connects to Microsoft Bing 411 for news and weather info plus more.

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