PadTab mounts your iPad to any flat wall or surface

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Sep 3, 2010 2:10 PM CDT

With all the things that the iPad is capable of doing, I can see people wanting a way to mount the thing to the wall easily. Being able to wall mount the iPad is a good way to watch video while you are in bed or use the iPad to view recipes in the kitchen. If you have a home automation system with iPad controls, mounting it to the wall makes a cool touchscreen control.

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The trick is getting the iPad securely mounted to a vertical surface. A new system called the PadTab has started shipping as of today. The system is a very simply setup with a square section that attaches to the iPad or other tablet and a WallTab that can be placed on any vertical wall or surface.

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LaCie launches tiny MosKeyto flash drive

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Sep 3, 2010 1:00 PM CDT

I am glad that the days of the gigantic wireless receiver for wireless mice and keyboards are gone. Today just about every maker out there uses small receivers for their wireless gear that you can plug into a USB port and just leave there. The small devices don't block the USB ports around them either, which was an issue with large receivers of the past. The average flash drive is still a large and bulky gadget that looks like those old receivers though.

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LaCie has unveiled a new flash drive called the MosKeyto that is just about as small as those little nano wireless receivers. The MosKeyto measures a scant 21 x 16 x 10 mm and weighs 10g. Despite the small size of the storage device, it has a decent amount of storage with 4GB and 8GB versions available. This might be the perfect external storage device for netbook users running out of storage space.

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Logitech outs console style Gamepad F310, F510, and F710 for PC gamers

Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Sep 3, 2010 10:04 AM CDT

One of the reasons I steer clear of shooters on the console is that I am a mouse and keyboard man. I prefer shooters on my PC, but there are some PC games that are best suited to a gamepad or a joystick. Any gamer who has tried to play a racing sim or a flight sim will tell you the mouse and keyboard are not best for those types of games.

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Logitech has unveiled several new gamepads for PC gamers that look a lot like controllers that PS3 players will be used to. The F310 has a floating D-pad and ships with profiler software for programming the buttons. The F510 is the same as the F310 with the addition of rumble feedback. The really cool controller is the F710.

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Boxee prices Boxee Box update defends price against Apple TV

Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Sep 2, 2010 1:04 PM CDT

If you are one of the hoards of computer users that has a glut of digital content on your machine that you really want to watch on your big screen in the living room you may have been eyeing some sort of media streaming device. Many folks will be waiting for the new Apple TV unveiled yesterday to hit stores and use that to stream their content as best they can. The big issue with the Apple TV and any other Apple product for that matter is that Apple gear is locked down.

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With the new Apple TV coming in at only $99 a bunch of the big names in the streaming market cut prices to compete with Apple. Boxee has pinned an official price to its updated Box landing in November and isn't concerned with pricing the Boxee Box along the lines of the Apple TV. Boxee has priced the new Box at $199, $100 more than Apple.

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Twitter for iPad app available right now

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Sep 2, 2010 10:44 AM CDT

If you are an ardent iPad user who is also a Twitter fiend today is your lucky day. The Official Twitter for iPad app has now landed and it looks pretty darn cool. You don't even have to have a Twitter account to use it, you can download and lurk all you want. The official app is built to take full advantage of the iPad interface.

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The app uses Panes that let the user tap Tweet to open a pane on the right. If that Tweet has a video or a photo embedded, you can tap that to open it in another pane and then move between the panes open by swiping left or right. The app supports media inline. That means if a Tweet has a video in it you can play the video right in the Tweet without having to leave and if the video needs to load you can leave it loading and continue to check out the Tweets.

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Antec's new audio subsidiary soundscience introduces the rockus 2.1 speaker system

Don Lynn | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Aug 31, 2010 2:24 PM CDT

Antec is making a big move into the world of computer audio with the formation of their fully owned subsidiary, soundscience. The first product from soundscience will be an all new 3D 2.1 speaker system dubbed the soundscience rockus.

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The rockus 3D system uses 3Dsst, soundscience's proprietary 3D technology, to "actively analyze incoming stereo audio signals and intelligently place them into a 3D sound field." This allows a more realistic and immersive sound experience for movies, games, and video. There is even a dedicated music mode for superb stereo sound reproduction. The rockus will be officially introduced at the IFA Trade Show in Berlin, Germany on September 3rd and is planned to retail for $249.95 USD when it launches this fall.

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Canon shows off world's largest CMOS sensor

Shane McGlaun | | Aug 31, 2010 2:02 PM CDT

Canon is and easily recognizable name in the photographic world. The company has been making cameras since the digital camera was a dream in some geeks mind. Canon is big in the camera world, but what some might not know is that the company is also big in the research and development end of the camera market and actively develops new tech.

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The latest new tech from Canon comes in the form of what it claims is the world's largest CMOS sensor. The gigantic sensor measures 202 x 205mm. The sensor is so huge that only one is made from each 300mm silicon wafer. The new sensor is 40 times larger than the next largest commercial sensor Canon produces today.

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Google unveils Gmail Priority Inbox

Shane McGlaun | Software & Apps | Aug 31, 2010 1:04 PM CDT

I use Gmail for my personal email account and over the years I have ended up on mailing lists for stuff that isn't spam, but really isn't that important to me. What that means is that while Gmail does a decent job of filtering all the offers for pills to make my Johnson larger into the spam folder, I still end up wading through tons of mail to find the stuff that is important to me and I need to respond to.

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Google has announced a new beta feature for Gmail users called Priority Inbox that will be rolled out to all Gmail users over the next week or so. The new feature looks at the messages you reply to and the people you email most and sets those as higher priority than others. When a message from one of those users comes in it will be automatically filtered to an important box for you to check first.

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Viewsonic Viewpad with Android gets official

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Aug 31, 2010 12:04 PM CDT

With the iPad blowing up the sales charts and taking a bunch of sales away from the netbook market it's no surprise that there are hoards of new tablets coming soon to a store near you. Many people are waiting for tablets with Android as the operating system to start to hit the market rather than buy the locked down iPad from Apple.

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A new tablet from Viewsonic has surfaced called the Viewpad 7. The Viewpad 7 runs Android for its operating system, specifically Android 2.2. The 7 in the name refers to the screen size of 7-inches and the tablet has integrated GSM/3G connectivity. Other features include a front facing camera for video calls and a 3MP rear camera for taking pics.

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PhotoFast iPADock is perfect for multiple Apple gadget homes

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Aug 31, 2010 10:02 AM CDT

I bet there are lots of people out there who have several Apple gadgets in their home. I know my house does with a pair of iPhones, an iPod touch, and an iPad. To keep from having Apple cables all over the place we tend to fight for the single charge plug that is in the office for all four of the gadgets. A new dock has surfaced from PhotoFast that will make it easy to charge up to four devices at once.

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The new dock is called the iPADock and it has a design that allows you to change how many devices can be charged to meet your needs. The dock can charge four iPhones or iPods on its two rows. It can also charge two iPads or a single iPad and a pair of iPhones at the same time. The dock appears to use the stock charge cables for your gadgets.

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