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CDMA iPhone slated for release in January

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 10, 2010 1:48 am

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When Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg was announced as the first keynote speaker for CES, it got rumors firing again that they were looking to announce that they would be bringing the iPhone 4 to their company, ending AT&T's exclusive agreement with Apple. Those rumors got a little more fire today as a source told TechCrunch that "Apple has submitted orders for millions of units of Qualcomm CDMA chipsets for a Verizon iPhone run due in December."

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HTC Desire HD now leaked in video

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 10, 2010 12:55 am

While many of us in the U.S. are still waiting for the HTC Desire to hit stores, this phone is old hat to folks in areas like the U.K. But the new and improved Desire HD, also tabbed the HTC Ace, has started to leak and now there's even a slick little video showing off its sleek look.

 

 

 

We don't get a look at it in action, but the deal LED flash camera, bottom mounted 3.5mm jack, and pieced together rubberized back make this one attractive device. The 4.3" screen device seems to combine the best of the EVO and the original Desire, making it a real sweet option when it hits streets.

Flash/Frash now running on iPhone 4

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 9, 2010 11:58 pm

Unhappy you can't have Flash on your iPhone 4? If you're willing to jump through a few hoops, you can now get a version of Flash, known as Frash, running on your iPhone 4. This version is said to run on the iPhone 3GS and iPads as well.

 

 

Comex, the guy who's also responsible for the famous JailbreakMe and Spirit tools, is behind this one too. Check out the video above to see it in action, and grab the detailed instructions at the Source Link to give it a go yourself.

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Sweet motion controlled Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots rock

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 9, 2010 7:06 pm

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots have been around since I was a little kid. My brother and I used to play them a lot and frequently you never knew who won because the heads would just pop up of their own accord.

 

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A couple designers have cobbled together a high tech version of the game using an old school plastic game along with some servos and other gear to make a motion control version. The controls use Chronos watches packed with sensors.

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Western Digital Elements Play media player debuts

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 9, 2010 6:06 pm

When it comes to playing digital media on your big screen TV there are several gadgets on the market that will let you do that. You can use things like HTPCs and even iPod docks with connectivity to play on the TV.

 

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The WD Elements Play has been unveiled and comes in 1TB or 2TB capacity. It's sort of like an external storage device for media that can also connect directly to your TV. The device can hook to a TV via HDMI, component, and composite connectivity.

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Monday Afternoon Roundup for August 9, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 9, 2010 5:12 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - August 10th, 2010

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte GA-X58-UD9 @ Pureoverclock

- MSI P55a Fuzion @ Overclock3D

- Asus LGA1156 P7P55D-E Pro Motherboard @ Hot Hardware

 

Video/Monitor

 

- ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum @ tbreak

- ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 @ Benchmark Reviews

- PowerColor 5770 PCS+ Vortex @ Overclockers Club

- MSI N460GTX 1GD5 Cyclone 1GB @ Kitguru

- Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 Ultimate @ Pro-Clockers

- i3DSpeed, July 2010 @ ixbtlabs

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iPhone executive leaves Apple

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 9, 2010 5:04 pm

We all know that the iPhone 4 has an issue with the antenna design that makes it stop working when it meets skin. Apparently Apple as known about the issue for a while now and went to market with the design anyway.

 

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The executive in charge of the iPhone Mark Papermaster has left Apple. The resignation is reportedly not solely to do with the antenna issue.

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BenQ and Zowie team for gaming monitor

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Aug 9, 2010 4:06 pm

BenQ and a company called Zowie have announced that they have teamed up to produce a new gaming monitor. BenQ has been making screens for computers for a long time. The LCD is thinner and more power efficient, but there are many who still miss the performance that came from the old CRT screens.

 

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Zowie and BenQ plan to bring new LCDs to market that have the same sort of performance we got from those big CRT screens. The new screen will use the latest LED backlighting tech.

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Most awesome racing simulator in history?

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 9, 2010 3:04 pm

If you have ever been to a big amusement park and rode one of those simulation type rides that make it feel like you are on a rollercoaster or something, you are probably familiar with the work of this robot arm. Some engineers have used the thing to make a really cool F1 racing simulator.

 

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The supposed point of the awesome racing simulator of a Ferrari F1 car is to study the interaction of humans with motion. Let's be honest though, these engineers are probably gamers and were sitting around trying to figure out how to get someone else to pay for the coolest racing simulator ever.

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