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LG Optimus phones bound for the UK with Froyo onboard

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 6, 2010 1:16 am

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LG's latest run into the world of Android phones is coming with the Optimus line of phones. They're planning a total of ten new smartphones under this banner by the end of the year with the LG Optimus One with Google and the Optimus Chic. Not too many details are available yet about these phones, although it was released that the Chic and the One will ship with Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, onboard and ready to go.


These two phones will initially only be available in the UK, but LG expects if all goes well that variants will pop up across the rest of the world as well.

DIY universal headphone volume control

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 7:02 pm

I like headphones that have volume controls built-in. That means I don't have to fumble my phone or MP3 player out of my pocket to change the volume.


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I bet there are lots of people out there who have a favorite set of headphones or earphones that lack inline volume control. The good news is that over on Instructables there is a new project that walks you through building your own volume control.


The project needs a male and female headphone adapter, solder and a solder gun, along with some parts you can probably strip from other headphones around your house. When the project is finished, you can control the volume on any headphones or earphones using the DIY gadget.

SCOTTEVEST Carry-On Coat is perfect for traveling geeks

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 6:06 pm

When I travel, I often have a couple cameras, my netbook, my iPhone, chargers for all those devices, extra batteries and a few other things thrown in for fun. That means my bag is jammed with electronics and I always worry my gear will get broken during the flight.


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A new jacket has been unveiled by geek clothing maker SCOTTEVEST. The new jacket appears to be a trench coat length jacket called the Carry-On coat. The coat has gobs of pockets.

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Flash ported from Android to iPad

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 5:04 pm

One of the big shortcomings of the iPhone and iPad in many users opinions is the fact that the devices lack support for Flash. Steve Jobs is not likely to ever allow Flash on Apple devices so users are left with support for the most widely used video format online.




The dude who designed the Sprint untethered jailbreak tool has developed a way to port Flash from Android to the iPad. The catch is that the iPad has to be jailbroken.

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IBM installs hot water cooled supercomputer in Zurich

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 4:04 pm

Most computer enthusiasts know that when you are ready to really push it with overclocking you have to move from air cooling to more effective methods like liquid cooling. Liquid is a much more effective cooling method than air.




IBM has applied liquid cooling to its supercomputers and announced recently that it has installed a new liquid cooled supercomputer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich dubbed Aquasar. The supercomputer uses 40% less energy than a comparable air cooled machine.


The machine is cooled using waste hot water that the university uses for heating its buildings. The use of waste hot water reduces the machines carbon footprint by up to 85%. The hot water is up to 60C and after it is used to directly cool the CPUs, it can reach 65C.

AT&T proposes settlement for class action suits related to billing

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 3:04 pm

AT&T has been in more legal hot water than we can keep up with over the years. Much of these legal issues result from the company's business practices such as the class action suit that originated with AT&T billing practices.


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AT&T has proposed a settlement to a class action suit relating to its business practices. The suit was filed over charges for mMode data service, ENH Discount International Dial, out-of-cycle billing, and the universal connectivity charge.

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Download of the Day: Alcohol 120%

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 4:19 am

Our Download of the Day today is Alcohol 120%


Alcohol 120%, is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. In addition, the program lets you store your most used CDs as images on your computer, so you can call them up at the click of a button. Now includes Pre-Mastering function and support for Blu-ray format.


Home users make backup copies of their game CDs and movie DVDs*, allowing the kids to treat multimedia disks roughly, without destroying their value.


Librarians and school administrators use Alcohol 120% burning software to archive their institutions' collections of recordable media, protecting themselves against the daily wear and tear that damages discs.


Business users use Alcohol 120% burning software to make duplicate backup copies of software titles, ensuring that they will continue to have access to their licensed software, even if their physical CDs become damaged and unusable.


With Alcohol 120% burning software, you no longer have to worry about CDs or DVDs* getting lost, stolen, or damaged. Duplicate discs work just like the originals, and your entire collection can be archived safely.


This download is for a 30 day trial.


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Deal of the Day: Cavalry CAUG 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive - Yellow - for $59.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 4:14 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the - Cavalry CAUG 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive - Yellow - for $59.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping.


Offer: has this 500GB USB 2.0 portable 2.5" hard drive for just $59.99 after $20 mail in rebate (expiring 7/15/10). Shipping is FREE.


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Saturday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 3, 2010 3:33 am

The latest happenings from around the web - 03/07/2010




- ASRock Core-100HT Intel i3-330M HTPC @ Benchmark Reviews

- Alienware M17x Laptop @ Hardware Heaven




- AMD Series 8 Mainboard Roundup with Asus, Foxconn and Sapphire @ Technic3D

- Foxconn Inferno Katana GTI @ TweakPC




- Intel Core i7 875K @ Hardware Overclock

- Athlon II X4 640 vs. Core i3 530 CPU @ Hardware Secrets

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HTC Incredible spotted with WiFi hotspot app; 720p recording

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 11:12 pm

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It's quite possible that the Droid Incredible, a phone many are still waiting for due to massive backordering, may become a lot more capable without having to update to Froyo. An Incredible with 720p camera capability and a 3G hotspot app was photographed by a member of AndroidForums.


This is definitely a leg up for the Incredible, which gives it nearly the same capability of its big brother the EVO 4G. No one is quite sure why the Incredible was not given these abilities at launch but hopefully a firmware update to bring out these abilities will come soon. Then again, there will be tons of people happy to get their hands on an Incredible at all.

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