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Tuesday Morning Roundup for July 27, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 8:03 am

The latest happenings from around the web - July 27, 2010

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte P55 USB3 motherboard @ Funkykit

- ASRock 890GM Pro3 AMD Socket AM3 DDR3 Motherboard @ OCInside.de

 

Video/Monitor

 

- HP ZR30w 30-Inch S-IPS LCD Monitor @ Hot Hardware

- Sparkle Geforce GTX 480 @ OverclockersHQ

- Anti Aliasing (AA) Options for StarCraft II: ATI's Official Response @ Hardware Canucks

- AMD on StarCraft II: Anti-aliasing will come when performance is better @ PC Perspective

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iPad may be the next victim of screen shortages

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 6:00 am

Most of those who keep up with the latest mobile devices know of the screen shortages plaguing some of the latest smartphones like the HTC Incredible and the EVO 4G. Well it seems that the problem may creep into the realm of the iPad as well.

 

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LG Display has stated that they may not be able to keep up with the growing iPad demand as they plan to cut LCD production next month. "We are now running at full capacity, but we are considering production cuts in August," Reuters reported LG Display CEO Kwon Young-soo as saying. "Apple may have to delay launches of the iPad for some countries due to tight component supplies and strong demand. We are considering increasing production lines for iPad products, but overall supply is likely to remain tight until early next year."

$149 Android Tablet coming to......K-Mart?

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 3:06 am

K-Mart isn't exactly the first place you'd expect to find the latest technology for sale, but their weekend circular showed the Augen Gentouch, a 7-inch Android tablet, will be hitting their shelves. Augen stated the tablet would indeed be on sale at K-Mart "later this week" and it will be $149.99 USD.

 

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The Gentouch is shown as an Android 2.1 tablet with WiFi, 2GB of storage and 256MB of RAM. Android Market is stated to be pre=loaded on the device. Augen also has an $89 e-reader device with a Linux based OS hitting shelves at about the same time, but Augen was not sure if K-Mart would make it available at their online store.

Android Market about to make carrier billing easier to accomplish

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 2:43 am

While some Android users, like T-Mobile in the U.S., have had the carrier billing option available for a while now, many other carriers globally have not had this option available and are forced to use options like Google Checkout every time they need to pay for an app. This is about to change within the month due to a change in the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement.

 

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While the free apps have long been the big upside to the Android Market (about 57% of the apps in the Android Market are free currently), with the number of paid apps rising it's nice to have the options to lump all of your apps into your statement instead of running through all those clicks to spend 99 cents and such. Just make sure you don't pick up so many that you end up with mobile bill shock.

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Library of Congress makes big changes to DMCA; iPhone jailbreaking now "fair use"

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 1:01 am

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The Library of Congress made a few sweeping changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which it has the power to make changes to every three years. Among the major announcements: iPhone jailbreaking is now covered under "fair use," DRM circumvention is now allowable in certain situations, and e-books are now allowed to be read aloud by computers.

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G.Skill announces new 48GB DDR3 RAM kit

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: RAM | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 12:04 am

When it comes to RAM most of us are still happy with 4GB or 6GB of memory. For some people that just is not enough RAM though. G.Skill has announced a new RAM kit with 48GB of total memory.

 

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The kit has 12 hand-picked 4GB DIMMs and is specifically designed for machines using the EVGA Super Record 2 mainboard. That board has dual Intel Xeon CPU sockets.

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Super LCD screens replacing AMOLED screens in HTC Nexus One and Desire

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 26, 2010 11:25 pm

In a drive to keep the Nexus One and Desire phones on the shelves, HTC has officially verified in a Press Release that "later this summer" these two devices will be receiving Super LCD screens instead of the AMOLED screens that are the culprit for so many high end devices being out of stock.

 

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With the North American release of the Desire coming in August, it seems this was the only way to keep up with expected demand. Peter Chou, the CEO of HTC, stated that "the SLCD displays provide consumers with a comparable visual experience to HTC's current 3.7 inch displays with some additional benefits including battery performance."

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DIY wooden computer case is Danish inspired

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 26, 2010 11:06 pm

I don't know anything about design, but this DIY wooden table/PC case looks more 1960's to me than Danish in design. Still the thing is cool if you like to build your own computer cases.

 

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It's made from wood and the back of the case appears to be removed from some other sort of computer case. The designer claims that the case is about 85% complete right now.

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New PlayStation emulator with PSX4Droid 1.0 for Android lands on Android Market

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 26, 2010 10:06 pm

There were lots of old video games that I had a lot of fun playing on my original PlayStation console back in the day. Those old games can be enjoyed again on many devices including Android smartphones.

 

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A new emulator has landed on the Android market called PSX4Droid. The maker says the app is for high-end devices, presumably that means you need some muscular hardware to run the emulator.

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Saitek unveils new line of flight simulation gear

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 26, 2010 9:08 pm

Saitek is a big name in the computer peripherals market. The company has all manner of controllers and keyboard as well as some of the best flight sim gear out there.

 

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Saitek has unveiled several new flight simulation items that will significantly add to a hard core enthusiast's realism. The new gear includes a multi panel with LED display, a backlit information panel, and a radio panel.

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