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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



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.

iPhone 4 shows too many signal bars; Apple 'stunned'

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 11:00 pm

It seems that the real reason has been found behind he iPhone 4's "losing bars" problem: a "totally wrong" formula to show how many bars of signal strength they are getting. This is the reason Apple has stated behind the large signal strength drop shown by holding the phone on the antenna.




Most sites, including Tweaktown, reported a couple of days ago the Anandtech report on the formula woes of the iPhone 4's antenna drop due to the formula used to show the signal strength on the display and the problems that it could cause. "Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place," the company said in a statement.

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InstaLoad battery technology does away with positive and negative sides

By: Don Lynn | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 10:44 pm



Ever say a few choice words after installing eight batteries into a device and having to redo it because you stuck one in the wrong way? Microsoft is looking to save you from that kind of hassle with InstaLoad, a new battery technology that will allow you to install batteries without having to worry about those pesky positive and negative signs. Instaload's patented contact design doesn't require expensive circuitry or drain battery power while sitting on the shelf and will be compatible with most of the battery types you use every day: CR123, AA, AAA, C or D size.

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Sony Dash now useable worldwide

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 2:57 am

The Sony Dash, Sony's "personal internet viewer," has up until now only been able to work in the U.S. That restriction has been lifted, so now the Dash can be used worldwide. The Dash is a 7" touchscreen device that uses tons of apps to give you a ton of the most used internet items like social networking and Youtube all in a snap. It's also one of the most expensive, but coolest, alarm clocks you'll ever lay your hands on.




Sony does warn that "many providers automatically geo-filter their content so your experience with your Dash may vary depending on your location." Chumby, the app store used with the Dash, is also U.S. exclusive still so there will be no new apps grabbed while abroad.

Deal of the Day: Sharp AQUOS LC-46LE700UN 46-inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV - $929.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 2:42 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Home - Sharp AQUOS LC-46LE700UN 46-inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV - $929.99 Shipped Free.


Offer: Dell Daily Deal! Get the Sharp AQUOS LC-46LE700UN 46-inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV for just $929.99 shipped free! It features a Full HD 1920x1080p resolution, LED backlight, 120Hz refresh, 550 cd/m2 brightness, 4ms response, and more!




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Thursday Evening Roundup for July 1, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 2:39 am

The latest happenings from around the web - 02/07/2010




- ASUS P7H55D-M EVO @ Overclockers Club

- Gigabyte X58A-UD3R: USB 3.0, SATA 6G @ Hot Hardware

- BIOSTAR X58 TPower Motherboard @




- AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.80 GHz @ Techpowerup

- Overclocking the AMD 1055T - 3700mhz out of the box @ Kitguru

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Verizon giving free gifts to those still waiting for the Incredible

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 2:09 am



A lot of people are still waiting, patiently or not, for their new HTC Incredibles to show up at their Verizon stores or at their front doors and still haven't received them due to the AMOLED screen shortage plaguing a lot of the new high end phones that are using them. Verizon has reportedly begun sending letters to these customers apologizing for the delay and kicking them a little bonus; a $25 USD Verizon gift card. This is a nice little gesture by the company who still doesn't have a solid date on more shipments coming; advising a possible additional seven business day delay to their previous receipt date. At least you'll be able to shopping for a case or car charger while you wait.

Amazon Kindle DX preorders open; shipping July 7th

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 1:40 am

Amazon has started taking preorders for their new and improved Kindle e-reader, known as the Kindle DX. People that have been looking forward to this device will also appreciate the serious price cut that has been announced as well; down from the original $489 USD to $379.




This is just one of the many price drops the e-reader market has seen as they try to stay viable in a tablet encrazed market. The Kindle DX boasts 50% better contrast than the previous Kindle for easier reading, a 9.7" screen, 3G Wireless connectivity, text to speech, and a battery that can go up to two weeks when using the Kindle as a reader only device.

Yahoo! brings apps to Android

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 10:40 pm



Yahoo! has announced an Android app for Messenger and email as well as a search function for your phone's home screen. The apps do pretty much exactly what you're used to with few surprises: the Mail app lets you organize, check, and send email from your Yahoo! account, the Messenger app allows you to use Yahoo! IM over your phone to send instant messages or SMS if you live in a country that supports it, and the Search widget lets you use Yahoo! search functions by either typing or by voice.

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WoW closed beta for Cataclysm expansion begins

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 7:38 pm

Gamers around the world are addicted to WoW and spend untold hours playing the game each day. If you are a huge fan of the game, you will be glad to hear that the closed beta for the next expansion pack has started.




The next expansion is called Cataclysm and Blizzard has started issuing invites to gamers to be part of the beta. Invites will be sent to a wide range of players with accounts.

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