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Canon G12 digital camera leaks again

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Aug 20, 2010 6:04 pm

This must be the week of cameras, there have been several new digital cameras unveiled over the last few days. One of those cameras that has surfaced is the Canon G12 digital camera. The camera has been leaked apparently by CNET Asia who received a copy of a press release with some details of the new camera on it.




The Canon G series cameras are the point and shoot cameras that have manual features. The new camera has a 10MP CCD, which should make for nice image quality. The lens used on the G12 is a 5x optical zoom unit with f/2.8-4.5 range. The rear LCD is a 2.8-inch unit that swivels and tilts with a resolution of 480 x 320.

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Ricoh unveils new CX4 digital camera in Japan

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Aug 20, 2010 5:02 pm

For me the Ricoh brand is more associated with printers and copiers than digital cameras. In Japan, the company does sell some digital cameras and the company has unveiled a new digital camera called the CX4. The new camera is set to ship on September 3 at an undisclosed price.




The camera has an optical zoom lens with 10.7x optical zoom that is equivalent to a 28-300mm focal range. The camera has a shutter that is designed to improve the image quality in low light photography. The camera also has an interesting subject tracking focus feature that tracks a subject and keeps the m in focus automatically.

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120GB and 250GB PS3s getting phased out in UK

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 20, 2010 4:02 pm

If you are a PS3 fan in the UK that has been waiting to buy a new console for whatever the reason may be, you might want to start shopping now. Any geek knows that the time to get some good deals on hardware is when new replacements are announced and the old stuff is on clearance.




The current 120GB and 250GB PS3 consoles are being phased out according to reports in the UK. The consoles will be replaced with new 320GB and 160GB units. If you can live without that extra storage space, you may be able to find some closeout steals on existing consoles.

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Logitech unveils new Wireless Headset H760

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Aug 20, 2010 3:04 pm

Logitech has been busy the last month or so rolling out all manner of new products include some new gaming gear and keyboards. The company has also just announced a new wireless headset for computer users called the H760. This headset is designed for the user who makes VoIP calls from their PC and wants to make those calls with no wires.




Back when I used to work in an office, the women were always complaining that the headsets they wore that went over the head messed up their hair. If you are the sort that worries about your hair, the H760 headset uses a behind the ear style. The headset also has molded foam ear pads for comfort.

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White iPhone 4 unboxing video leaked

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 20, 2010 1:51 pm

Still holding out for the white iPhone 4? Well, we're only here to make you drool some more, not give you an official launch date. 9to5Mac has scooped an unboxing video that gives you a good look at a white unit that may have been "scrapped by Apple at the last minute after defects in the white color clarity were found."




Manufacturing challenges have been blamed for the delay in release of the white version of the iPhone 4 with no official word when consumers should start camping outside stores to get one. For now, enjoy the video and we'll keep you posted.

Weekly Giveaway: BitFenix Colossus computer case worth $169 USD

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Aug 20, 2010 11:03 am

We have teamed up with brand new chassis company BitFenix to giveaway one of its new and impressive Colossus cases which is worth $169 USD!




Colossus represents the first product released by BitFenix and serves as their flagship PC chassis. This E-ATX full tower case brings PC chassis design to a new level, combining an aggressive futuristic design with clean modern lines. It also comes with a laundry list of interesting features, including:


• Choice of Monolith Black or Glacier White

• Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports

• PWM Fan Controller for fine tune fan speeds with greater precision

• Multimode Light Controls

• Advanced LED Lighting System with user-selectable red and blue

• BitFenix S3™ Storage and Security

• Complete cable management

• Seven hard disk bays and eight PCI slots

• Install up to two 230mm fans, three 140mm fans, or three 120mm fans

• Easy Installation and setup


Colossus will be available on store shelves by mid-September 2010.


Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly prize, anyone in the world can enter! You don't pay the shipping charges.

TPG joins the 1TB bandwagon

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Networking | Posted: Aug 20, 2010 7:25 am

TPG has just revealed its intent to offer a 1 Terabyte broadband plan to new and existing customers. This is the third ISP in Australia to shift plans up to 1TB and beyond. Earlier this week iiNet announced its 1TB plan and iPrimus was quick to follow up with an even larger quota on offer of 1.11TB.




While it may seem TPG has some stiff competition with the likes of iiNet and iPrimus, there is one particular attribute of this plan that shines brightly; price. TPG is offering its 1TB plan at just $69.99, whilst the other two ISPs are offering their 1TB+ plans at $99.95.


However, apparently the plan is limited in its availability at this time to both new and existing TPG customers.

Download of the Day: GPU-Z 0.4.5

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 20, 2010 5:22 am

Our Download of the Day today is GPU-Z 0.4.5.


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 0.4.5


• Fixed shader count on NVIDIA GTX 460, added die size & transistors

• Fixed ROP count on AMD Redwood

• Added support for ATI FirePro V7800, ATI IGP 320M, ATI FireGL X1, ATI HD 4200 variants

• Added launch on Windows startup function accessible via system menu and supporting UAC

• Autoupdater will not check for update when no Internet connection detected

• Fixed browser not starting correctly from autoupdater

• Screenshot detection that promotes GPU-Z's own screenshot upload feature

• Sensor data collection limited to 6 hours of data per sensor (~250 KB)

• Shortened Clevo PCI vendor name


Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

$100 Unlimited plan being tested by Verizon in select markets

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 20, 2010 5:01 am



Verizon has a pretty nice view from the top of the mountain as the top wireless carrier in the U.S., but it seems they might be hearing footsteps from the competition. Verizon has started offering their National Talk and Text plan for $70 USD in San Diego and Los Angeles, California; a $20 discount from their current offering. Throw in their $30 unlimited data, and you have an offer eerily similar to Sprint's $99 "Everything" plan.

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iBUYPOWER releases Paladin XLC watercooled system in NZXT's Phantom

By: Don Lynn | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Aug 20, 2010 5:01 am



iBUYPOWER has announced their Paladin XLC gaming PC. Housing the rig in NZXT's new Phantom case, iBUYPOWER features an i7 system that is watercooled by an Asetek "maintenance free" 240mm radiator. This comes in really handy, especially with iBUYPOWER's Power Drive Overclocking Service that will pre-overclock your machine by up to 30 percent.

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