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Isabella Products outs new kids tablet called Fable

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 7:00 pm

Having technology in the classroom can make learning more effective and more fun for kids all around the world. The problem with giving kids tech is that they often don't understand just how careful they have to be with the hardware to prevent any damage so stuff for the classroom has to be designed just for kids and be durable. A new tablet specifically designed for kids will be hitting the market soon called the Fable.




The tablet is made by Isabella Products and it has an intuitive interface and a 7-inch high-resolution screen. The screen is touch sensitive and the Fable has a patent pending interface called the carousel navigation interface. The device will also come pre-loaded with children's content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Fable tablet will allow the users to do a bunch of different tasks.

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Entourage Pocket Edge gets fondled by CNET

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 6:06 pm

Android powered tablets and eReaders are something that there are lots of folks looking forward to out there. You might recognize the Entourage name as the company that offered up the dual screen Edge tablet earlier this year. That thing has an e-ink screen on one side and a LCD on the other. The big issue for some users was that the thing was so large and bulky.




The company has come back with another product called the Entourage Pocket Edge. The new Pocket version has the same dual screen and runs the Android OS, but it is smaller. The left side of the tablet has a 6-inch e-ink screen and the right has a 7-inch resistive touch LCD. That LCD has a resolution of 800 x 480. The smaller screens will make the device easier to handle for many users and make it more portable.

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Lenovo slips IdeaPad U260 into line with little pomp

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 5:04 pm

Lenovo has been making computers for a long time and after years of making sturdy looking machines that were little changed visually from when the IBM name was on the lid, the company has finally taken to making their machines look good over the last year or so. The latest new notebook from Lenovo is the new IdeaPad U260. The machine has quietly been added to the IdeaPad line and while we are short of the full specs at this time, we do have enough to know that the little ultraportable sounds good.




The machine has a 12.5-inch matte finish HD resolution LCD. I loathe the glossy and glare prone screens most notebooks so the matte screen is a great feature for me and other folks that need to work in bright environments. The notebook lacks an optical drive, which is common in the ultraportable market today and it has no ExpressCard slot either. The machine will offer both ULV Intel Core i3 and i5 processors and has a 4-cell battery.

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Gigabyte unveils GTX 580 graphics cards

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 4:06 pm

Gigabyte provides some of the most important pieces of hardware inside your computer system. The company is huge in the mainboard and video card markets with parts covering the range from high to low priced and everything in between. Gigabyte has today announced that it is set to toss a new NVIDIA video card onto the market.




The new card is the NVIDIA GTX 580 and with this card, NVIDIA lays claim to the title of world's fastest DirectX 11 GPU. The Gigabyte card is part number GV-N580D5-15I-B and naturally has the GTX 580 GPU onboard with GDDR5 RAM. This is the new video card that uses the NVIDIA vapor chamber cooling tech that surfaced last week. The cooling tech promises to cool better and produce less noise, which is a win/win for gamers and enthusiasts.

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A preview of the upcoming AMD Brazos, also more details on Zacate/Ontario

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 6:56 am

Today, Anandtech brings an article previewing some of AMD's new APU tech that will make it's way into everyone's hands in the next year or so. Lots of information is on the article, a few interesting things you will love.




Anandtech were not allowed to run anything that would "harm" the system - other than that, they were as free as birds to install and test whatever they wanted. AMD weren't hovering to make sure they were running things that would typically run better on an AMD based system - which is a great sign, it's also a sign of confidence on AMD's behalf.

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Download of the Day: GPU-Z 0.4.8

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 5:50 am

Our Download of the Day today is GPU-Z 0.4.8.


GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.


• Support NVIDIA and ATI cards

• Displays adapter, GPU and display information

• Displays overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks (if available)

• Validation of results

• No installation required

• Support for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported)




The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 0.4.8


• Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 and future GF104 variants

• Updated TMU/Texture rate calculation method. Please report any errors in the forums

• Fixed memory clock monitoring on HD 6850, HD 6870

• Fixed label corruption on cards without any shaders

• Fixed rare CrossFire detection bug on ancient ATI drivers

• Added voltage monitoring fallback for ATI cards with unsupported voltage controller

• Updated PCI vendor ID for PowerColor

• Removed MSI giveaway


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Mobile App of the Day: Seesmic

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 5:38 am

Our Mobile App of the Day today is Seesmic.


There's a lot of people out there with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and tons of other accounts spread across different sites. Checking all of these sites can be a pain. That's where Seesmic comes in.





Seesmic links up all of your accounts into one nice and neat site. You can reply, watch videos, and retweet to your heart's desire on a ton of sites. If your favorite site's not included, you can submit it for inclusion. Seesmic is available on desktop platform as well as for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and your shiny new Windows Phone 7 device. Pick up the flavor you need at Seesmic's site.

Epic Games and id Software tease iPhone users with new games

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 4:09 am

We've all seen the various game engines from Epic and id for iOS devices - but now we have proper videos for actual games that will use them. The first of these will supposedly be id's Mutant Bash TV - which looks every bit as impressive as the Rage demo showed us and will cost $0.99 for the standard version or $1.99 for the Retina Display-enhanced version.




Most impressively, Epic Games' Infinity Blade - the game counterpart to Unreal Engine 3-based "Epic Citadel" demo which was released back in September - has a mix of some interesting games - the game's creative director described it as a mix of Karateka, Dragon's Lair and Punch-Out.

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Deal of the Day: 25" I-inc iH-252HPB 1080p LCD Monitor with 2ms Response and HDMI Input for $169.99 plus Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 4:01 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Tiger Direct - 25" I-inc iH-252HPB 1080p LCD Monitor with 2ms Response and HDMI Input for $169.99 plus Shipping!.


Offer: Tiger Direct has this 25" I-inc iH-252HPB LCD monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 15000:1 dynamic contrast (800:1 static), 2ms response, HDMI, VGA, build-in speakers, and 1 year warranty for $169.99 plus shipping.





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RumorTT: Android 2.3 in the next few days?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 1:27 am

Welcome to the new RumorTT rumors - these rumors will be short as there's never much info on rumors...




News is floating around the webs of the internet that Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) could be released over the next few days - the rumor started by a tweet in Spanish sent by a man who appears to be a member of the leadership team for the Open Handset Alliance.