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ViewSonic's ViewPad to be in Australia in January 2011

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Tue, Nov 30 2010 10:50 PM CST

ViewSonic have announced it will it's upcoming ViewPad will reach Australian shores in January 2011. The device comes in two sizes, 7 and 10-inch will obviously be up against Telstra's T-Touch Tab, Samsung Galaxy Tab and the ever-so-popular Apple iPad.

ViewSonic's ViewPad to be in Australia in January 2011 | TweakTown.com

The ViewPad includes an 800x480 screen, two cameras (a 3-megapixel rear camera and VGA-quality front camera), Bluetooth and of course WiFi, thrown in is also in-built GPS. To show the iPad up, it includes MiniUSB and a MicroSD slot built into the ViewPad - it will be powered by Google's Android 2.2 operating system.

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DoubleTwist update includes wireless syncing; takes a jab at Winamp in the process

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Tue, Nov 30 2010 9:44 PM CST

DoubleTwist isn't taking Winamp's official arrival on the Android music player scene lying down. On the same day that Winamp went out of beta and into public consumption mode, DoubleTwist fired back with a major update that brings wireless sync to the popular Android music player.

DoubleTwist update includes wireless syncing; takes a jab at Winamp in the process | TweakTown.com

AirSync, the simply titled new feature, will allow you to wirelessly sync your movies, music, and photos. Simply connect your phone to your PC's WiFi network, start the app, and touch the AirSync button. After keying in a passcode, you can set up the app to sync music, video, and photos. After the initial setup AirSync automatically syncs to your network, picking up new files if they're added. You'll have to shell out for the paid version to play with AirSync; the first 10,000 users to sign up will get it for 99 cents and after that it will cost $4.99.

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Analog Devices debuts pair of new 3D capable HDMI receivers

Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Tue, Nov 30 2010 1:06 PM CST

Home theater is built on HDMI for the most part today. The move from multiple cables to a single cable for audio and video was huge for fans looking for an easy way to wire their home theaters and superior sound and video at the same time. Analog Devices has unveiled a couple new physically small and power sipping HDMI receivers for home theater hardware that have some nice features inside.

Analog Devices debuts pair of new 3D capable HDMI receivers | TweakTown.com

The new receivers are the ADV7611 and the ADV7612. Both of the receiver chips support HDMI 1.4a 3D connectivity and have full 1080p resolution at 60fps support. The smaller 7611 is very compact with chip dimensions of 10mm x 10mm x 1.6mm and the 7612 measures 14mm x 14mm x 1.6mm. The footprint of the receiver chips is 50% smaller than other similar chips and use 25% less power than other chips.

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Silicon Power unveils the E20 SSD

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Tue, Nov 30 2010 12:02 PM CST

When it comes to SSDs, there are a ton of companies on the market that we can choose from. Silicon Power is one of the companies that seems to be offering up a new SSD every time I look around. The latest new SSD to come from the company is called the E20 and the SSD is really fast. The E20 uses a special RAM cache function to speed the drives operation and reduce bottlenecks.

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The SSD has a DRAM cache that enhances the read and write performance of the storage device. Silicon Power claims that the SSD is good for read speed up to 250MB/s and write speed up to 230MB/s. The write performance of the SSD is boosted further by using Windows 7 TRIM functionality. The drive uses a 2.5-inch form factor and it is offered in multiple capacities. The capacities include 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

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Corsair launches new high-performance DDR3 RAM

Shane McGlaun | RAM | Tue, Nov 30 2010 11:20 AM CST

Corsair has announced that it has launched some new RAM that might be perfect for the next enthusiast or gaming rig you are building up. The new RAM is in the Vengeance series of DDR3 and is aimed at making for some great overclocking on current and coming Intel platforms. All of the Vengeance modules run at 1.5V.

Corsair launches new high-performance DDR3 RAM | TweakTown.com

The RAM will be offered in single, dual, and triple channel modules kits and will come in capacities from 4GB up to 16GB. The entire line has the same aluminum heat spreaders of thermal performance and has a cool appearance as well. The RAM really does look good too; it reminds me of the suit in Crysis for some reason.

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BlackBerry Empathy concept design - feels your emotions

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Tue, Nov 30 2010 12:01 AM CST

Have you put your mind back together after glimpsing at the picture? Because it would typically blow your mind looking at it. The design is something that has never really been done before and obviously it's a concept - so we might never see this in the retail market.

BlackBerry Empathy concept design - feels your emotions | TweakTown.com

Doesn't stop you from dreaming though, don't dream too much though as this phone will detect your emotions. No, seriously it will. A RIM-sponsored design project at the Art Center College of Design are talking about how they have designed the Empathy to detect the emotion of it's user and his or her contacts.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 outed by Palit

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Mon, Nov 29 2010 7:09 PM CST

NVIDIA are on a roll, and that roll is down a green hill made of money and good times. Palit's sales sheet for the GTX570 has been distributed ahead of NVIDIA's official launch of the upcoming GTX570 on December 7th.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 outed by Palit 331 | TweakTown.com

The GTX570 has the same number of cores as the older GTX480, but has them clocked 32MHz faster. It's down to 1.28GB of memory from 1.5GB and that 1.28GB of memory is down to a 320-bit bus.

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Google Earth 6 released - makes trees 3D!

Anthony Garreffa | GPS & Location | Mon, Nov 29 2010 7:00 PM CST

Google has released Google Earth 6, with it comes a variety of upgrades and improvements. Most important is Street View is now deeply integrated into Google Earth which allows users to fly from space to whichever street Google has Street View imagery of.

Google Earth 6 released - makes trees 3D! | TweakTown.com

In order to do this, pickup the Pegman icon docked right next to the navigation controls and drop Pegman wherever you see a blue-highlighted road.

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Toshiba unveils new PowerTV with internal battery

Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Mon, Nov 29 2010 2:06 PM CST

I live just outside of one of the largest cities in my part of Texas. Even with me so close to a metropolitan area, my house is on a rural power co-op and that means that the power goes out if a dog up the street farts twice in a row. The thing that really pisses me off about the power going to so much is that it always happens right in the middle of something I want to watch. More than power outages though the power will brown out for a bit and make the TV turn off. I really hate that.

Toshiba unveils new PowerTV with internal battery | TweakTown.com

Toshiba has unveiled a new TV line that is cool called the PowerTV. This is the first set on the market that has an internal battery. When the power goes out the battery in the TV kicks on immediately to keep your set running and you watching TV. It sounds like a TV with an integrated UPS like the one I use on my computer. That should mean that the battery would keep the set going if a brownout happens as well.

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Sony heads back to Japan with eReader line

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Mon, Nov 29 2010 12:02 PM CST

eReaders are huge in the US today and they are popular around the world. Sony eReaders have been on the market much longer than popular devices like the Kindle and Nook have, but early on Sony eReaders didn't catch the eye of users in Japan. Back in 2007, both Sony and Panasonic pulled out of the eReader market in Japan. Despite the market not being enough for them in their home countries, Sony has been selling its eReaders in the US for a long time now.

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Sony is now set to go back to its home market with its eReaders. Sony will offer a 5-inch screen eReader in Japan starting on December 10 for 20,000 yen or $240. A 6-inch screen version of the reader will be offered for 25,000 yen. Reuters reports lack of content was the main reason the Sony readers failed originally. The popularity of eReader rivals and tablets like the iPad has to be another factor pushing Sony back to its home market.

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