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Pentax W90 rugged camera gets new threads

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Jun 17, 2010 5:04 pm

You might recall that cool Pentax Optio W90 camera that I mentioned back in February. The little camera is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and cold proof.




When it was first launched the camera came in basic black and a green color. Pentax has now announced a new version of the camera that comes in PushUp orange.

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Next Wii might be 3D

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 17, 2010 4:06 pm

Nintendo has already unveiled the cool new 3DS portable console at E3. The little portable gaming system has 3D graphics without needing to wear glasses. It's interesting to see the 3DS while the Wii still lacks even basic HD graphics.




Kotaku reports that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has stated that the next game console from the company might be a 3D console. We already know that the next console has to pack in HD resolution, so if you go HD you might as well do 3D right?

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Samsung 512GB SSD unveils with toggle-mode NAND

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 17, 2010 3:00 pm

Samsung has a lot of SSDs that are on the market and the company makes a lot of NAND flash memory for other uses. Samsung has announced its latest SSD that packs in lots of storage and its new toggle-mode NAND.


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The SSD has 512GB of storage space and will go into mass production next month. The SSD is aimed at the premium notebook market. Samsung says that the drive can reach read speeds of up to 250MB/s and write speeds of up to 220MB/s.

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Planetronics readies up GameCom 777 7.1 headset

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 17, 2010 11:32 am

Planetronics has lifted the curtain on a succeeding model to its existing 5.1 gaming headphones which it calls the GameCom 777. The new headset will give virtual 7.1 surround sound using Dolby Headphone and Dolby ProLogic IIx technologies which they claim to give a much more immersive experience.


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Further improvements have also been made in terms of a more durable, military-grade design and an open-ear construction with earpods that redistribute pressure for better comfort. The unit also has a telescoping, noise cancelling microphone with in-line volume and mic mute controls.

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Google makes available online YouTube Video Editing Tool

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 17, 2010 10:28 am

Google has now made it possible to edit your videos online with the YouTube Video Editor. One key point of focus in the development of this online video editing tool was of course ease of use and by looking at the demonstration video below, they've pulled that off really well.



The new facility is currently available through Google's TestTube website where YouTube engineers and developers test out new tools and get feedback on how they're doing.

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Mad Catz making solutions for a cleaner Kinect setup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 17, 2010 9:42 am

Along with the unveiling of Kinect for Xbox 360 at this year's E3, some bells and whistles for it in the form of additional accessories have also been uncovered. Gaming peripherals maker Mad Catz have confirmed that they are working on a wide range of add-ons for Kinect to make it more accomodating for your lounge room setup.


If you're already scratching your head wondering where to mount the Kinect camera unit due to lack of available space, Mad Catz will have you covered with a base adapter that the unit is designed to mount to, which then can be connected to any standard tripod for a simple yet effective freestanding solution.


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Logitech's Google TV companion box dubbed "Revue"

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 17, 2010 8:44 am

In confirmation of Engadget's scoop on Logitech's CE4100-powered Google TV box, Logitech has posted on its own Blog site that their Google TV companion box will in fact be called Logitech Revue.


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Logitech were inspired to use the word Revue as the meaning behind it is a type of multi-act theatrical entertainment which combined music, dance and sketches that were highly popular back in 1910 - 1930. Logitech says the word fits in with the Google box incorporating all elements of what Logitech is reknowned for.

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Bit more substance on GTX 485 existence - coming this fall?

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 17, 2010 7:14 am

The german folks over at Hardware-Infos have managed to get a good scoop on NVIDIA's next dethroning weapon to the GTX 480; a mild leap forward to make it worthy of its GTX 485 SKU. NVIDIA's own chief developer Bill Dally was apparently the source for Hardware-Info's news about the card's existence, who says it will see light of day this fall.


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Running quickly over the specs provided, the card looks to get mild increases in all the right areas; 512 CUDA processors (vs. 480 on the GTX 480), a 20MHz higher GPU clock speed and 40MHz higher Shader clock. Whilst the ROPs remain at 48 vs the GTX 480, there are four more texture units aboard the 485.

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ASRock unveils faster Intel Calpella powered HT nettops

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 17, 2010 6:46 am

ASRock has dished up a couple new nettops aimed at the home theater user which are based on Intel's Calpella platform, versus previous nettop models from the company which used NVIDIA's slower ION platform.


The new Core 100HT and Core 100HT/BD run Core i3 or i5 processors with Intel HD graphics, 4 to 8GB of dual channel DDR3 memory, 2.5-inch HDD or SSD, USB 3.0 support, 7.1 audio with THX TruStudio Pro support, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, gigabit Ethernet and DVD writer or Blu-ray (denoted by /BD in the model name).


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The Core 100HT and 100HT/BD is 195mm wide, 70mm high and 186mm long. ASRock hasn't yet mentioned pricing on these.

Download of the Day: Flock 2.6.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 17, 2010 6:09 am

Our Download of the Day today is Flock 2.6.0.


Flock delivers the latest webmail, photos, videos and updates from your favorites sites, so you can stop running around. Take a load off. Enjoy.


Keep In Touch - Keep in tune with your friends and their activities. Flock makes sure you never miss a beat.


It's Cool To Share - Flock hooks it all together so you can drag and drop anything to your friends.


Make the News: Publish Yourself - Flock makes blogging and photo uploading to popular services super easy. Just log in to your favorite service and your instantly ready to publish anything from anywhere on the web with Flock.


Easy Access - Flock automatically connects you with over 20 of your favorite online services. Just log in. Flock does the rest.


Stay Informed and Be Heard - Flock has features you can't find in any other browser, whether you're consuming the news or making the news.


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