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Deal of the Day: Zonet and TRENDnet Wireless-N Routers for $19.99 Each with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Networking | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 5:18 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Zonet and TRENDnet Wireless-N Routers for $19.99 Each with FREE Shipping!.


Offer: Newegg has two wireless 802.11b/g/n routers for $19.99 each with FREE shipping. They include four 10/100 ports and a WAN port.


Zonet router with 3 year warranty: ZONET ZSR4154WE 802.11B/G/N WIRELESS ROUTER DEAL

TRENDnet router with 1 year warranty, expiring 8/29/10: TRENDNET TEW-651BR 802.11B/G/N WIRELESS ROUTER DEAL




Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Thursday Morning Roundup for August 26, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 5:06 am

The latest happenings from around the web - August 26th, 2010




- Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Motherboard @ Ninjalane

- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 890FX Motherboard @ Hardware Canucks




- Next-Gen AMD Bobcat and Bulldozer CPU Deep Dive @ Hot Hardware

- AMD Bulldozer @ HT4U




- Gainward GTX460 Golden Sample @ Overclock3D

- Compro Videomate E900F Dual Tuner TV Card Unboxing Video @ eTeknix

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Apple's annual "special event" coming September 1st

By: | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 3:22 am



Apple's yearly September "special event" is slated for September 1st, and the rumor mills are abuzz over what they have in store for us. A new iPod Touch, cloud-based iTunes, and Apple TV are among the most kicked around ideas with a new Macbook Air and TV show rentals in the less-likely barrel of rumors.

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Newest iPad fans: Sumo wrestlers!

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 1:33 am

What do you give a group of people who have fingers too large to text and a hard time connecting with 21st Century technology? An iPad, of course! The Japan Sumo Association is distributing around sixty iPads to all of the training facilities and top association officials to help improve communications between the groups who have, until now, still mostly relied on "outdated" tech like telephones and fax machines to share information.




The sport has come under fire recently amidst many scandals including apprentice hazing, gambling, match fixing, and gang ties. Clumsy and ineffectual information sharing between leaders has been tagged as a major culprit, and the JSA is hoping that the iPad will help the sumo leadership connect in ways that are nearly physically impossible with a cell phone or even a computer for the sport that has been slow to adopt new tech.

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Cisco and Verizon expecting holograms over IP within ten years

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 12:45 am

With the current rage over 3D technology invading our movie theaters and homes now, it wasn't going to be long before something like this came to fruition. Cisco CEO John Chambers has predicted that holograms over IP will become "commonplace" within ten years. Verizon is already conducting experiments with hologram technology over their FiOS network, with their CIO tinkering with a 1Gbps link in Manhattan, NY.




With the constantly growing hunger for bandwidth of these new technologies due to file size, Cisco is stating that even streaming video will quadruple bandwidth demands by 2014 so the 1 Gbps link may be necessary to keep even the simplest 3D video from being a choppy mess by then. Considering the fact that some DSL connections occasionally hiccup with simple YouTube videos, these types of speeds seem pretty far off in the distance for a lot of people, but ten years can be like a century in the tech world.

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Google Voice now integrated with Gmail for free VoIP calls in the U.S.

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 11:26 pm



Google's press event in San Francisco offered up a ton of new goodies today. The company launched Google Voice integration with Gmail, allowing Gmail users in the U.S. to make and receive phone calls over Gmail to landlines and cell phones. Calls to the U.S. and Canada are free, while calls to dozens of other countries are only two cents per minute.

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LG's C900 could drop on Spetember 28th from AT&T

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 11:04 pm

We may be only about a month away from the first Windows Phone 7 equipped device hitting stores. The LG C900 could be looking at a launch date of September 28th on U.S. shores according to PhoneArena. The phone will be available on AT&T.




The tidbit of information was found when they were peeking at the C900's Bluetooth certification page and found a bit of info stating, " The supporting features related to BT of this models are like bellows; - RF : 2.1 + EDR - Profile : HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP This model will be available on Market around 2010-09-28 ." If this is good info, it looks like we could be closer to WP7 that we thought.

XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition Limited is a Newegg exclusive

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 8:00 pm

XFX is a brand that gamers will immediately recognize. The video card company made its name building some of the best performing factory overclocked NVIDIA video cards you can get your hands on. XFX also sells ATI video cards as well and has pulled the wraps off one of the coolest Radeon cards ever.




The video card is the Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition Limited. The video card has dual GPUs inside and a dual slot heat sink to keep everything cool when in use. The card has six mini-DisplayPort adapters and comes with enough adapters to turn those ports into other connectivity options as needed. Each of the cards is numbered.

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JVC unveils new easy to use HD camcorders

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 7:08 pm

JVC has been in the electronics market for a long time. The company has its fingers in all manner of product lines from car audio to home theater gear and digital cameras and camcorders. JVC has announced a couple new camcorders that are very similar with one notable difference. The new camcorders include the GC-WP10 and the GC-FM2.




Both of the camcorders record in 1080p resolution and support other resolutions like 720p and iFrame among others. The cameras can do time-lapse recording and both have a 3-inch touchscreen on the rear. That touchscreen is where the video is viewed when recorded and has the menus for accessing the device settings.

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Cobra debuts new GPS device for truckers

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 25, 2010 6:04 pm

Cobra Electronics has been around for a very long time. Back in the days before mobile phones if you wanted to talk while you were rolling in your car or truck you needed a CB radio. Cobra was one of the more common makers of the things. Now that mobile phones are everywhere, I hardly see the Cobra brand any more.




The company has announced a new GPS device called the 7750 Platinum that is aimed at truckers. The thing has maps specifically optimized for truckers with things like last mile coverage from port-to-port and special logs that truckers need. The GPS device can automatically write up State Mileage Logs for the driver based on their route and has an hours of service timer to keep up with when they have to sleep.

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