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Shuttle introduces its latest small PC, the XS35 nettop

Cameron Wilmot | Computer Systems | Fri, Aug 13 2010 5:40 AM CDT

Shuttle has just unveiled its newest small PC called the XS35. Shuttle was incredibly famous back in the day for its small form factor systems and cases that sold like hot cakes. The fad wore off somewhat and now the Taiwanese company has a larger range of products more than just its XPC range of small computers.

Shuttle introduces its latest small PC, the XS35 nettop | TweakTown.com

The XS35 is a nettop style system that looks rather neat and is able to be mounted to the back of your monitor using the VESA mount system. The design was inspired by a starry night concept with air vent holes on the side of the system that are supposed to resemble the night sky. It comes with an Intel dual-core Atom D510 processor installed and next generation NVIDIA ION graphics on the more expensive model. If you opt for the cheaper version, it just comes with Intel graphics.

Besides that, squeezed inside the tiny system is also a slim style DVD optical drive, five USB 2.0 ports, a 4-in-1 card reader as well as a D-sub and HDMI connector. At this stage there are no details available on price or availability. If the price is right, it could be a good little system.

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iBand Aid fixes your iPhone 4 signal issues for 4.95

Cameron Wilmot | Mobile Devices | Fri, Aug 13 2010 5:13 AM CDT

I always thought that the iPhone 4 signal issues were overstated and people getting their knickers in a knot over something that can be fixed rather easily. Many people use a phone case or cover anyway and that alone makes the problem go away. In fact, reporters in countries outside of the United States such as Australia are claiming that they are seeing little to no signal issues with the iPhone 4. Could it be a shonky network in the USA?

iBand Aid fixes your iPhone 4 signal issues for €4.95 | TweakTown.com

Anyway, a few websites have popped up since the issue arose and a new contender is iBand Aid who is selling the Antenn-aid for iPhone 4, which is simply a vinyl sticker for your iPhone 4. They claim when it is placed over the lower left corner of your phone it should improve signal performance.

You can pick up a single kit that comes with seven stickers for 4.95 and 1.95 for worldwide shipping - that is about $9 USD all up. Of course, you could just take a random human band aid lying around the house and cut it to size and it wouldn't cost you a thing. But, I guess you do get a choice of several colors and they are already cut to the right size for you. Has anyone actually tried a band aid they have had laying around? Let us know!

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Armor rugged X10gx tablet is aimed at mobile workers

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Thu, Aug 12 2010 2:06 PM CDT

Field workers that don't have a desk to sit at most of the time would have a hard time using a normal rugged laptop of netbook. Without somewhere to sit the notebook or netbook, typing would be impossible. This type of worker often uses a tablet because input can be made with one hand and these tablets have to be rugged to survive the inevitable drops.

Armor rugged X10gx tablet is aimed at mobile workers | TweakTown.com

A company called Armor has announced a new tablet computer for this type of use called the Armor X10gx tablet PC. The machine has a 10.4-inch 1024 x 768 transreflective LCD that can be reading direct sunlight. The machine stores to a 64GB SSD by default but has options for an 80GB SSD or a 160GB SSD. The machine also has an SD/SDHC card slot.

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Rumor has AMD launching new Phenom CPUs on September 21

Shane McGlaun | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Thu, Aug 12 2010 1:06 PM CDT

I think most computer enthusiasts will agree that if you want the best raw performance you go with Intel CPUs for the most part and if you want to save lots of money and can live with a bit less performance you go with AMD. AMD has some nice CPUs like its newer Phenom X6 that launched not too long ago. The CPU maker is set to add some new parts to its Phenom line according to X-bit Labs.

Rumor has AMD launching new Phenom CPUs on September 21 | TweakTown.com

According to X-Bit, the coming out party for the new AMD CPUs will be held on September 21 and the launch will include three new AMD CPUs. The publication cites a source familiar with the plans of the chipmaker with the news. The source also offered up some tidbits on what the three new parts will be.

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Logitech drops new MK520 wireless desktop on market

Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Thu, Aug 12 2010 12:08 PM CDT

We can be honest with each other and say that many of the wireless products on the market aren't that great, especially for gaming. I have tried to use a normal wireless mouse and keyboard to play games like COD and others before and ended up with ghosting that was bad enough I expected to see Casper pop up on screen. There are some wireless rodents on the market for gamers, but most of the wireless gear is still aimed at the general computer user.

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Logitech has debuted a nice looking new wireless desktop for the general computer user called the Logitech Wireless Combo MK520. The wireless desktop includes a full-size wireless mouse and keyboard. That keyboard has all the one-touch media controls that you need to control your content and a full number pad as well.

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New Apple iTV to replace Apple TV with iPhone 4 style hardware

Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Thu, Aug 12 2010 11:06 AM CDT

I have had an Apple TV since the thing first came out and I can be honest when I say it sucks massively. The thing is worthless, I can buy DVD copies of movies or TV shows at the store for about the same price as the cost on iTunes. There was never any decent streaming content offered on the device either making it mostly just there taking up space on my entertainment center.

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Apple is reportedly set to replace the Mac Mini looking Apple TV device with a new and much smaller device dubbed iTV. The iTV is said to be an iPhone 4 on the inside and stream in up to 720p resolution. The Apple TV was able to support 1080p. We can only hope if the rumor is true about iTV, it is a much better supported and operating product than Apple TV was.

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ECS offers up new enthusiast mainboard called P55H-AK

Shane McGlaun | Motherboards | Thu, Aug 12 2010 10:04 AM CDT

I think the thing that most gamers and computer enthusiasts expect from their hardware to start with is performance. If we have more than one option offering the same performance and one looks cooler, it's usually a no brainer to buy the good looking schwag. This is especially true if you are using a PC chassis with windows. ECS has unveiled a cool looking new mainboard called the P55H-AK.

ECS offers up new enthusiast mainboard called P55H-AK | TweakTown.com

The mainboard is aimed directly at the hardcore gamer and enthusiast and has a slick design that is black and white in color. This is one of the best looking mainboards I have seen. The big feature of the board isn't the good looks though; it's the performance and overclocking promise. The board is designed to deliver massive overclocking potential to the enthusiast.

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iPad commuter and Defender cases from OtterBox now available

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Wed, Aug 11 2010 2:10 PM CDT

I can tell you first hand that dropping your favorite gadget, like your iPhone, and breaking the screen sucks. I was due for an upgrade so as soon as I can get the iPhone 4 in the local store my cracked screen issues are over. I could get the screen fixed for about $100 locally if I wanted. With the iPhone screen costing $100 for repairs, I don't even want to know what the cost of fixing my iPad would be if it gets dropped.

iPad commuter and Defender cases from OtterBox now available | TweakTown.com

If you worry about breaking your smartphone one of the strongest cases you can get for most devices comes from OtterBox and is called the Defender. OtterBox has announced that the Defender and Commuter series cases are now available for the iPad. The only thing the Defender iPad case lacks that the smartphone versions have is water resistance.

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Scosche finally ships slick new reVIVE II Dual USB chargers for iPad

Shane McGlaun | Virtual & Augmented Reality | Wed, Aug 11 2010 1:08 PM CDT

When it comes to accessories like cables, docks and all sorts of other stuff for Apple devices like iPods and the iPhone, Scosche is a big favorite for many. Scosche is also big on accessories for the iPad as well. One of the first things that many iPad buyers realized when they went to charge their iPad from a computer is that not all USB ports are up to the task of charging the iPad thanks to the iPad needing 2.1 amps of power. That means many notebook and PC USB ports won't charge the iPad.

Scosche finally ships slick new reVIVE II Dual USB chargers for iPad | TweakTown.com

Scosche put some cool chargers for the iPad up for pre-order a while back called the reVIVE II chargers. Both of the chargers are very similar with one notable difference. One of them is designed for use in the home with your AC outlet and the other is designed for use in the car via a DC outlet. Both of the chargers pack in dual USB ports.

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Logitech tosses C910 HD webcam onto market

Shane McGlaun | | Wed, Aug 11 2010 12:08 PM CDT

Logitech is probably best known for all of its sweet gaming peripherals like the G9 laser mouse and the G15 gaming keyboard. Logitech is a lot more than a gaming peripheral company though and has some of the best general-purpose keyboards on the market. I don't think I could get through my day without my trusty Logitech Illuminated keyboard.

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Logitech is also a big name in other categories like Harmony remote controls and webcams. The company has shipped out a new HD webcam called the C910 that is now available to purchase around the world. The C910's full name is the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910. The thing is capable of recording video from your computer in full 1080p. That will be great for the users who make their own VLOG or like to upload to YouTube.

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