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ASUS launches two new 3D monitors in Taipei - VG236H and PG276

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: May 20, 2010 9:11 am

 

ASUS held a smaller press conference than usual earlier today in Taipei that it used to launch a whole range of different monitors. Two that particularly interested us were the VG236H and PG276.

 

Both are 120Hz monitors and that means 3D support.

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Download of the Day: Defraggler 1.19.192

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: May 20, 2010 8:30 am

Our Download of the Day today is Defraggler 1.19.192.

 

Most defrag tools only allow you to defrag an entire drive. Defraggler lets you specify one or more files, folders, or the whole drive to defragment.

 

When Defraggler reads or writes a file, it uses the exact same techniques that Windows uses. Using Defraggler is just as safe for your files as using Windows.

 

At a glance, you can see how fragmented your hard drive is. Defraggler's drive map shows you blocks that are empty, not fragmented, or needing defragmentation.

 

• Give your hard drive a quick touch-up with Quick Defrag

• Organizes empty disk space to further prevent fragmentation

• Defragment while you sleep - and wake up with a faster PC. Set Defraggler to run daily, weekly or monthly

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Deal of the Day: Yamaha RX-V665 7.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver w/ FREE Yamaha NS-P610 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System - $499.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 20, 2010 8:26 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Yamaha RX-V665 7.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver w/ FREE Yamaha NS-P610 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System - $499.99 Shipped Free!.

 

Offer: NewEgg has a great home theater combo deal here. Get the Yamaha RX-V665 7.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver AND get the Yamaha NS-P610 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System for FREE!

 

First, add the Yamaha receiver to your cart. Then, checkout and use coupon code: FREEGFT518A. Expires 05/21/2010.

 

The Yamaha NS-P610 5.1ch Home Theater Speaker System should be added into your cart automatically.

 

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New iPod Touch photos leaked

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 20, 2010 3:23 am

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The first pictures of the newest iPod Touch in development were posted today by the Vietnamese site Tinhte. The most obvious difference from previous models is that this Touch shows an integrated camera. Engadget reports that the DVT-1 stamp on the back shows this as an early test unit that is only for testing and not anything resembling a final product.

 

The camera is reported to be a 2mp camera and according to the label has 64GB of onboard memory. Apple is said to be making some announcements of new products such as the new iPhone at the WorldWide Developers Conference of June 7th so hopefully the new iPod Touch will get its face officially shown to the world during that time.

Android 2.1 finally available for the Hero

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 20, 2010 2:47 am

This morning a welcome sight to Hero users everywhere popped up on the Sprint website; the long awaited Android 2.1 OS upgrade. Originally planned for release in February, 2.1 had been pushed back for various reasons but is now official.

 

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The major upgrades as listed by HTC are upgrades to Android OS 2.1 Éclair, enhancements to Sense UI, enhancements to corporate email support, and a variety of minor bug fixes from previous versions.

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iPhone OS 4.0 Beta includes data tethering

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 20, 2010 1:34 am

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Apple's latest beta of their iPhone OS, beta 4, has just recently been released to developers. One of the things that are getting Apple fans geeked up is the inclusion of AT&T internet tethering which is something iPhone WWAN users have been clamoring for for quite some time.

 

Although this beta is only available to developers and seems to be working, it's inclusion into the final 4.0 OS is still up in the air due to AT&T's statement a few weeks ago that they were waiting on better network performance before making tethering available to the public. With the recent news of Android phones getting tethering in Android 2.2 though, this may be pushing Apple's hand just a bit.

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Acer rolls out Android and Windows Mobile based smartphones

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 19, 2010 10:58 pm

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Acer made a splash at the Digital Consumer Channel event in the United Arab Emirates by showing off six Android and Windows Mobile based smartphones that are slated for release soon. Acer reps were said to be very excited about these releases, slated to be fully done by October.

 

These devices cover the entire price spectrum, half below the $250 USD mark. One of the Android based phones had a very Blackberry feel with a candybar design with a full keyboard, although some will not be impressed with the power of the 450mhz CPU. One of the higher priced phones feature Liquid technology and the full Android OS, which is leading into Liquid 2 hopefully being out by the end of this year.

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Official Twitter app for iPhone released

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 19, 2010 9:40 pm

Twitter has been a popular application for a while now both for those sitting at a computer or on the go. Until now, there has been no official app released by Twitter for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users. This has been changed as Twitter has officially released a Twitter app that can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store.

 

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The mobile team at Twitter has put in quite a bit of work making this app easy to use on the device and you do not even need a Twitter account to use the app. Functions include checking out Top Tweets, finding popular users, and locating tweets by geographic region are included as well as a streamlined signup process to get your own account started on Twitter.

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NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround driver delayed

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 19, 2010 7:06 pm

ATI already has tech that lets gamers expand their gaming experience to multiple screens. The first time I saw this tech it was cool, but I knew I wouldn't like it because of the image lost to screen bezels.

 

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NVIDIA is hard at work on similar technology called 3D Vision surround. Big green announced today that the driver for the technology is not ready. According to NVIDIA's Tom Peterson the surround driver needs final improvements.

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