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October confirmed for Windows Phone 7 launch

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 11:55 pm

During a presentation and demo today, Windows Phone 7 was announced to be coming in October. Microsoft's Vice President of Marketing gave a short demo of the device but was fairly vague on whether the October release would be when it is ready for phone implementation or when new phones with the Mobile OS will be priced and announced.



While October seems far away for those who are trying to hold off joining the iPhone and Android crowd, hopefully the extra time will mean an OS done right with great features and few bugs. A guy can hope, can't he?

Blackberry 9800 in pictures

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 11:34 pm



RIM's highly anticipated first jaunt into the touchscreen world, the Blackberry 9800, has had some pictures leaked to the folks at Engadget. While there's no official "name" yet, the 9800 looks to be running Blackberry 6 and labels itself a "world phone" supporting WCDMA bands I, II, V, and VI. This should mean 3G ability in places like Europe and Japan. With the slideout keyboard (you would expect anything less from Blackberry?) and simple, slick looks, this looks like it could be an excellent first jaunt into touchscreen smartphones currently dominated by the iPhones and Androids of the world.

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Android apps removed by Google for security reasons

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 10:52 pm



Google has had to remove several apps remotely from Android phones and from the Android Market for what they have deemed "security concerns." Via the Android Developers blog, Google's Android Security Lead Rich Cannings offered the following explanation:


"In cases where users may have installed a malicious application that poses a threat, we've also developed technologies and processes to remotely remove an installed application from devices. If an application is removed in this way, users will receive a notification on their phone."

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Hulu Plus could soon be announced for Playstation 3

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 10:38 pm



There are rumblings out there that Hulu may be bringing a premium service to the Web and the Playstation 3. "Hulu Plus," a $9.95 US based subscription service that could offer a larger catalog of shows han he free Hulu service, was originally expected to be announced for Xbox Live at E3, but according to a Bloomberg report Sony could be ready to announce Hulu for the Playstation 3 as early as next week. A beta version of Hulu Plus could surface somewhere around the same time.

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OWC Data Doubler replaces Mac optical drive with extra HDD or SSD

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 7:02 pm

Many notebook users out there seldom use their optical drive. Other than installing software, the drives often tend to collect dust. If you are the type of user, who can live without an optical drive and want to get more storage on a Mac OWC has a new product for you.




The new product is called the OWC Data Doubler and it is a bracket that replaces the optical drive inside Apple MacBook computers with a 2.5-inch HDD or SSD. The bracket supports any drive that is 9.5mm tall.

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Club3D launches its GTX 465 video card

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 6:04 pm

The GTX 465 has been around for a while now and the card is a nice little performer for the price. Club3D has announced that it is launching its GTX 465. I guess we can say better late than never.




The GTX 465 is clocked at 607MHz on the core with 352 stream processors and a shader clock at 1215MHz. The card has 1024MB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 3206MHz.

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eMachines Mini-e ER1402 media nettop debuts

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 5:12 pm

eMachines is one of those cheap PC brands that has been around for a long time in the US and often isn't associated with the best reputation for quality. The company has unveiled a new HTPC that looks very nice and has decent specs for the price.




The machine is called the mini-e ER1402 and it is very small. The machine is 7.1-inches in diameter and weighs nine pounds. It has full HD multimedia capability with HDMI out. Other features the 1402 include 802.11b/g/n and S/PDIF out.

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Sharkoon Rapid Case works with 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch HDDs and USB 3.0

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 4:10 pm

External drive enclosures are a great way to get use out of extra HDDs and SSDs that you have laying around taking up space. Sharkoon has announced a new enclosure that looks good and offers UDSB 3.0 connectivity.




The enclosure is called the Rapid Case and it is made from aluminum. The case supports 2.5 and 3.5-inch HDDs and can work with SSDs too. The case also works with USB 2.0 and has eSATA connectivity.

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Thermaltake BlacX 5G HDD dock breaks cover

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 3:04 pm

Thermaltake is a name well known by many enthusiasts. The company offers all sorts of computer cases and cooling components along with lots of other gear. The company has announced a new USB 3.0 docking station for HDDs today.




The dock is called the BlacX 5G and has USB 3.0 connectivity. The maximum transfer rate for data is 5Gbps when connected to USB 3.0 and the dock is compatible with older USB specs as well.

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Download of the Day: CCleaner v2.33

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 10:44 am

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner v2.33.


CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history.


Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)



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