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Bang & Olufsen unveils new 32-inch BeoVision 10 LED TV

Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Fri, Oct 29 2010 2:06 PM CDT

Bang & Olufsen makes some undeniably high-end gear for audiophiles and video fans. I have tested a few of their offerings over the years for the iPhone and iPods and the stuff looks very cool and sounds really good too. I have also had some of their headphones and speakers for computers in my hands and all around the gear has been top notch. B&O has a line of crazy expensive LED TVs for people with the loot to afford high-end hardware for the living room and the company has announced a new, smaller screen set to its line.

Bang & Olufsen unveils new 32-inch BeoVision 10 LED TV | TweakTown.com

B&O have unveiled, the new 32-inch BeoVision 10 LED TV. The TV uses edge lit LED backlighting and the set measures in at 32" x 29.2" x 2.52" and weighs 59.4 pounds. It can be had in black or white cabinets and the frame of the TV is silver. Several fabric colors can be use do the front for accenting including black, blue, gray, silver, orange, and white. The screen can show 16.7 million colors.

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Swedish mobile carrier wires summit of Mount Everest for 3G

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Fri, Oct 29 2010 1:10 PM CDT

I'm not sure why it is that in my area I can't seem to get a reliable 3G connection with AT&T on my iPhone. The connection drops in and out of 3G and will go from one bar to full bars depending on how I hold my head and what time of day it is. Anyone with a similar problem knows how frustrating it can be. My 3G connection might be spotty here in Texas and AT&T may drive me crazy, but folks at the top of Mount Everest can now get full 3G connectivity for voice and data.

Swedish mobile carrier wires summit of Mount Everest for 3G | TweakTown.com

A Swedish telecom company called TeliaSonera has wired up a nearby village called Gorakshep that is in the Everest region. The 3G base station near the city has the oomph it needs to shoot a signal to the 17,000-foot peak of Everest. The system has enough bandwidth that a video call was made from a base camp at Mount Everest.

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Harman Kardon shows off HKTS 60 home theater in a box speaker system

Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Fri, Oct 29 2010 12:00 PM CDT

Home theater in a box systems have been around for a long time and they tend to put all of the stuff you need in one package so you don't have to guess at what to buy for a nice home theater system. Not all home theater in a box systems are created equal though, some include cables, the Blu-ray player and speakers while others only have speakers.

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Harman Kardon has announced a new home theater in a box system called the HKTS 60 that offers speakers only. The company is well known for its line of speakers and has been selling gear for a long time for computer users and audiophiles, plus it has sound systems in some cars and trucks as well. The HKTS 60 system features a powered 8-inch sub with 200W of power, four identical 2.5-inch dual-driver satellites, and matching center channel speaker.

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BitFenix introduces its new fans and accessories to us on video

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Fri, Oct 29 2010 4:29 AM CDT

Earlier today we visited the BitFenix offices here in Taipei and got acquainted with some of its new case fans and accessories for its range of computer cases.

First up David introduced us to their full range of new Spectre case fans. The fluid dynamic bearing fans come in either black or white and in a range of sizes (12cm - 52 CFM and 18 dB-A, 14cm - 60 CFM and 18 dB-A, 20cm - 65 CFM and 19 dB-A and 23cm - 115 CFM and 20 dB-A) for your cooling needs. There is the standard Spectre that comes in black or white and then there is the Spectre LED that just comes in black with four LEDs if I recall correctly. LED fan colors up for grabs are green, blue, orange, white and red.

Next on the agenda and kind of linked in with the BitFenix fans is the Hydra, which is a LED fan controller. This nifty little black device allows you to hook in up to 9 Spectre LED fans and adjust the intensity of the LEDs on the fans.

Following on in the video above we finished off with the S2, which is a cool little security device that prevents people stealing your expensive cabled peripherals such as mouse and keyboard. It simply mounts on the back of your case by way of a magnetic and padlock and you run your cables through the S2 to prevent theft.

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EKING S700 is the world's first E-notepad and it has a color screen

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Thu, Oct 28 2010 2:02 PM CDT

Electronic paper screen are on the market in force with several different products being the same basic thing. We have ePaper and eInk for instance that are different flavors of the same tech that offers a black and white image on a screen that uses little power and lacks a backlight. These screens are very common today in devices like eReaders and you can find them on some watches even.

EKING S700 is the world's first E-notepad and it has a color screen | TweakTown.com

A company called EKING has unveiled a really cool new product called the S700 that claims to be the world's first E-notebook. The device is in a case that looks like a spiral notebook and inside that notebook is a 7-inch digital paper screen. The big difference between this digital paper screen and the ones on devices like the nook or Kindle is that the S700 has color. The screen also support two input methods with resistive touch and electromagnetic induction touch. That means the screen supports navigation with your finger and it recognizes handwriting from a stylus.

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AppStation kneeboard straps your iPad to a leg

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Thu, Oct 28 2010 1:06 PM CDT

I have seen some strange gear for iPads and iPhones over the years. A new accessory for the iPad called the AppStation looks weird at first glance, but when you think about some of the uses for the device, it's actually pretty cool. The AppStation is aimed at pilots or other users who need to keep an iPad stable and accessible when their hands are busy in a situation where a normal holder won't do the trick.

AppStation kneeboard straps your iPad to a leg | TweakTown.com

The AppStation has a Velcro-style strap that holds the iPad holder and iPad to the user's leg near the knee. The iPad holding portion of the AppStation is black polycarbonate material and has a curved back to comfortable fit the leg. The rear of the strand is raised s the screen naturally tilts towards the user. The iPad can easily be inserted and removed from the holder as needed.

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Future Sonics outs new Atrio Special Edition professional grade earphones

Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Thu, Oct 28 2010 12:04 PM CDT

Audiophiles won't be caught dead using the earphones that came with their MP4 payer or music phone. They are always out for a set of earphones or headphones that offer better sound quality and look cool while sounding good. Future Sonics sells a line of earphones that are certainly aimed at the audiophile and the companies latest are called the Atrio Special Edition.

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The ASE earphones use a new MG7 transducer and have TrueTimbre audio quality to deliver rich, full sound to the listener. The earphones use multiple drive earphones have no crossover allowing them to be used on stage, in a studio, or plugged into your iPod. The earphones also have noise-isolating tips and come with several tip sizes for a custom fit. The drivers are also designed to deliver quality audio for a rich sound at lower volumes to protect the wearers hearing. Future Sonics earphones have been used by musicians like U2 and Phil Collins.

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Wicked Audio and Peavey Guitars unveils Rockmaster stagekit

Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Thu, Oct 28 2010 11:04 AM CDT

If you are an audio fan that has dreamed of playing a guitar instead of just listening to your favorite tracks or playing games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero Rockmaster is for you. This new stagekit is from Peavey Guitars and Wicked Audio and it packs in everything an aspiring musician needs to start playing the guitar for realz.

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The kit includes a 5-in- bundle with a guitar, internal dual channel headphone amp, cable, integrated digital tuner, a strap, picks, and a GT-5 amplifier. That GT-5 amp has an MP3 input that will let the player plug in a MP3 player to play along with their favorite tunes on a real guitar. Wicked Audio also adds a set of its black Jaw Breakers earbuds to the kit.

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Galaxy offers gamers GTS 450 Hall of Fame edition video card

Shane McGlaun | Video Cards | Thu, Oct 28 2010 10:04 AM CDT

Galaxy is one of the card partners that offers NVIDIA video cards. Not too long ago when the GTS 450 debuted, Galaxy was one of the companies with cards on launch day. Those GTS 450 cards were decent enough considering the price the cards sold for. There were probably bunches of gamers out there that liked the price of the card and wished that the clock speeds were a bit higher. For those people Galaxy has unveiled the new GTS 450 Hall of Fame edition.

Galaxy offers gamers GTS 450 Hall of Fame edition video card | TweakTown.com

The HoF edition of the video card shares the common features of all the GTS 450's with support for things like DirectX and CUDA. The big difference in this HoF and the standard GTS 450 card is the clock speeds. Galaxy overclocks the HoF version at the factory with a graphics clock of 1000MHz, a processor clock of 2000MHz, and a memory clock of 4100MHz. The card also has a special 3+1 phase power supply for improved performance.

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China now has the world's fastest supercomputer - Operation Skynet has begun

Anthony Garreffa | Super Computing | Thu, Oct 28 2010 1:24 AM CDT

Wow, just wow. China has just surpassed the US and the rest of the world by revealing the world's fastest supercomputer.

China now has the world's fastest supercomputer - Operation Skynet has begun | TweakTown.com

Dubbed the Tianhe-1A, it is located at the National Supercomputer Center (where else would you build a Supercomputer but the National Supercomputer Center!!) in Tianjin. The Tianhe-1A scored 2.507 petaflops as measured by the LINPACK benchmark.

The Tianhe-1A now beats the Cray's 2.3 petaflops.

Tianhe-1A was able to achieve it's record by using 7, 168 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPU's and 14, 336 Intel Xeon CPU's consuming a very nice 4.04 megawatts.

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