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Creative launches new wireless audio gear in Australia

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 3:04 pm

Creative has announced some new wireless audio gear for Australian fans. The company has a new ZiiSound D5 wireless speaker system with Bluetooth support and more. Creative also has the new Inspire S2 Wireless 2.1 speaker system that it is launching.

 

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Other new gear includes the D100 wireless boom box, and the iPod BT-D5 and BT-D1 wireless transmitters. Creative also has new earphones for the Australian market with the Aurvana In-Ear 2 earphones, the HS-930i headset, and the EP-3NC headset.

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Download of the Day: Rainlendar 2.7

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 6:12 am

Our Download of the Day today is Rainlendar 2.7.

 

Rainlendar is a customizable calendar that displays the current month. It is a very lightweight application that doesn't use much system resources or take much space on your desktop.

 

• Small and lightweight

• Different type events can have different appearence

• Supports Windows transparency

• Synchronizes events between several clients

• Localized for multiple languages

• Shows an alarm when an event is due

• Supports iCal files.

• Shows Outlook's appointments

• Includes a todo-list

• Works also as Litestep plugin

• Displays the current date in tray icon

• Can stick to the desktop (i.e. doesn't hide with Show Desktop)

• Hotkeys for quick access

• Easy skinning with an UI

 

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Deal of the Day: Chase Sapphire Card with No Annual Fee, 10K Bonus Points, 24/7 DEDICATED Customer Service and More for July 13, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 5:17 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Chase - Chase Sapphire Card with No Annual Fee, 10K Bonus Points, 24/7 DEDICATED Customer Service and More!.

 

Offer: Receive 10,000 bonus points with your first purchase, earn 2 times the points for airfare bookings, 10 times the points for every dollar at select merchants, premium travel protection benefits, 24 hour 7 day a week LIVE dedicated customer service advisors, unlimited amount of points that can be earned and no annual fees! This is a card for those of you who have good credit rating but have had your current non-Chase credit card do strange things with your rewards or benefits.

 

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Tuesday Morning Roundup for July 12, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 4:27 am

The latest happenings from around the web - July 13, 2010

 

Video/Monitor

 

- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - Awakening of "The Hunter" @ HT4U

- Inno3D nVidia GTX 460 Video Card @ XtremeComputing

- EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB Superclocked DirectX 11 Video Card @ HiTechLegion

- ASUS VW266H Monitor @ Overclock3D

- Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460 graphics processor @ Tech Report

- Sparkle GeForce GTX 465 Video Card @ Techwarelabs

- MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC Video Card @ Hardware Secrets

- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SLI @ Techpowerup

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Blackberry 6.0 OS preview video released

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 3:32 am

With all of the noise going on between the iPhone 4 and Android out there, RIM has been fairly quiet on the Blackberry front. Don't think they've been sitting on their heels; with their first touchscreen phone and a possible tablet in the works, RIM also has a major upgrade coming: the Blackberry 6.0 OS.

 

 

 

This is the second preview video they have released and is a lot cleaner than the first. Appearing to try to strike a balance between simplicity and functionality, there looks to be a lot to love in the newest offering with easy connectivity to social networking and messaging which Blackberry owners know and love. Check out the video and look forward to September when RIM hopes to roll 6.0 out.

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HTC 1 concept phone sports futuristic beauty

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 11:18 pm

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Think your EVO 4G is a beautiful phone? Andrew Kim at DesignFabulous has a concept phone he calls the HTC 1 that would put it to shame. With a machined brass casing, built in kickstand for watching shows or even using it as an alarm clock, and dual speakers this phone is definitely a beautiful idea. The HTC 1 even includes a built in UV light to kill microorganisms it may have picked up from your head or your pocket for all the clean freaks out there.

 

This is only a concept idea at this point so don't go looking for it, but check out the Source Link for the whole scoop and pray that HTC picks this bad boy up.

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iPhone 4 no longer recommended by Consumer Reports

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 8:40 pm

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Consumer Reports has dealt the iPhone 4 another PR blow by withdrawing their recommendation for the device. Despite earlier stating during lab testing that "there's no reason, at least yet, to forgo buying an iPhone 4 over its reception concerns," further testing has given them reason to think otherwise.

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ASUS, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony Windows 7 tablets are coming according to Ballmer

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 7:57 pm

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At the Worldwide Partner Conference today, Steve Ballmer confirmed that Windows 7 based slate tablets were on their way from ASUS, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony later this year. No official models or specs were unveiled, but the Microsoft CEO did mention there would be various form factors including models with and without keyboards, dockable models, and even digital ink models.

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App Inventor for Android released by Google

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 7:10 pm

Think it takes a programming genius to draw up new apps? Google is making the process a whole lot simpler with their new App Inventor for Android. According to the Google blog, this tool "makes it easy for anyone-programmers and non-programmers, professionals and students-to create mobile applications for Android-powered devices."

 

 

 

The App Inventor has been tested in classrooms around the U.S. with a lot of success. David Wolber, professor of computer science at the University of San Francisco and part of the initial pilot program, says "students traditionally intimidated by technology are motivated and excited to program with App Inventor." With a simple to use interface and the ability to connect to your phone for on the fly testing, this look like it could be a lot of fun for pros and amateurs alike.

Onkyo debuts Miffy branded netbook in Japan

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 7:02 pm

Onkyo is a name most associated with home theater gear like amps to most people. In Japan, the company offers more than just home theater gear and has unveiled a netbook based on its C4 offering with a branded theme.

 

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Japanese people have a fascination with animation, which is evidenced by the appeal of Hello Kitty and Gundam within the country. The Onkyo Miffy netbook has Miffy themes on the inside and has the cartoon rabbit on the lid as well.

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