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Skiff e-reader platform purchased by News Corp.

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



In an unlikely move considering that Rupert Murdoch was recently quoted saying News Corp was not likely to launch an ereader service, it was announced that his company News Corp has purchased the Skiff eReader platform from Hearst. It is also reported that Murdoch has set up Journalism Online LLC, which has established the Press+TM e-commerce platform.

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uTorrent Web project for iPhone allows on the go Torrent control

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 11:30 pm



Controlling things happening at home remotely from your smartphone has become a big area of interest for the tech savvy consumer. The newest toy for those is the uTorrent Web project, currently known as "Falcon."


This program has improved upon their already interesting process of controlling your uTorrent uploads and downloads on the go by customizing their interface to play very nicely with the iPhone. Android phone users shouldn't fret; the program seems to work just fine with your phones as well. Touch interface for adding, starting, and stopping torrents is reported to be smooth and easy to use.

Apple Store app the newest app in the Apple App Store

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 10:37 pm



Yes, you read the title right. In one of the biggest "why didn't they think of this way before now" moments, Apple released an official Apple Store app for their devices designed to give the Apple Store experience to customers on Apple devices. The app, which seems to be U.S. based only for now, runs on iOS v3 and above and shows reviews, locates local Apple Stores, offers featured products, and allows you to make purchases and preorders for those of you who may be eyeing an upgrade.

RIM Tablet, Touch Phone in development

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 9:58 pm



A report in the Wall Street Journal is stating that Research in Motion (RIM), the folks behind Blackberry, are developing a new tablet as well as a new touchscreen slider phone to combat the iPhones and Android phones of the world that are dominating the current news. RIM is hoping for a September release on the phone with a new OS and is hoping for the tablet to release by the end of the year.

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iPhone 4 pre-orders ready to go---if you like black

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 8:59 pm



Ready, set, pre-order! The iPhone 4, slated for release on June 24th, is now available for pre-order on Apple's online store and through the AT&T website. White iPhone fans will be disappointed though as only the black version is available for pre-order or in-store pickup according to the Apple Online Store.

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Cool iPad dock made from old iMac

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 7:02 pm

I like my iPad and I have said on a few occasions that it has plenty of power to replace my netbook in many instances. The only thing I don't like about it is having to look down at the screen most of the time.




A iPad loving geek has taken the shell of an old iMac computer and turned it into a very cool iPad dock. The rounded bottom has a metal arm stuck in it that holds the iPad on what appears to be a custom acrylic holder.

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3RD Space FPS Gaming Vest gets console compatibility at E3

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 6:06 pm

At CES a few years ago, I had a chance to try out the 3RD Space Vest and it was cool. The vest simulates bullet hits and other strikes in games by inflating little air bladders inside the vest. The vest was only for PC gamers until E3 this week.




TN Games has announced its new 3RD Space Trigger. The device is a hardware adapter that allows the vest to work with compatible games on gaming consoles. The console system works with the trigger, software drivers, and compatible software.

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Office 2010 now available globally

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 5:04 pm

I have been working with Office 2007 for a long time now and have finally got used to the new layout. Microsoft has announced today that Office 2010 is now available globally. I haven't heard anything that makes me inclined to upgrade personally.




If you need Office, the new version will be what you get or if you want to upgrade you can now do that too. Office comes in three versions including Office Home and Student 2010, Office Home and Business 2010, and Office Pro 2010.

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Nintendo unveils 3DS game console at E3, no glasses needed

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 5:03 pm

Nintendo just minutes ago officially unveiled the much talked about 3DS portable game console during its E3 press conference in LA.




Soturu Iwata is on stage introducing the 3DS right now, which is able to produce flexible widths of 3D graphics without need for special glasses. Nintendo are pushing the new unit, that is backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, as being a device you can take on the road and experience 3D with ease and without spending too much money.




It has not only one, but two cameras, and you are even able to take photos using the device and see them in 3D - pretty cool. More to follow.

GoldenEye 007 for Wii coming these holidays

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 4:38 pm

Wow. Nintendo finally announced something actually exciting at its E3 press conference this afternoon. But, Wii Party is kind of cool.




Remember GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 that was released all the way back in 1997? If you are old enough, of course you do! I remember playing it endless back in the day when I was much younger than I am today.


Good news for JB fans, GoldenEye 007 is coming back in 2010 for the Wii. It will go on sale these holidays just in time for Christmas.