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Samsung Galaxy Beam first projector equipped Android Phone

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Fri, Jul 9 2010 4:12 PM CDT

Another Android phone getting ready to hit shelves isn't usually huge news, but a phone equipped with a projector is definitely exciting. Singapore has dibs on the Samsung Galaxy Beam, the first projector equipped phone which will be available from StarHub on July 17th.

Samsung Galaxy Beam first projector equipped Android Phone | TweakTown.com

The Beam, which was originally dubbed "Halo" when unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, sports a lot of the usual features from new Android phones: 3.7" Super AMOLED display, Android 2.1 onboard with 2.2 a possibility soon, an 8mp camera, WiFI, and Bluetooth. But the pico projector is the big selling point; a Texas Instruments powered DLP setup that can put up an image on a wall from about 50 inches away. In a dark area, the lens can show a video or image 800 by 400 pixels and has enough lumens to throw a vivid 60-inch image onto a wall.

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Patriot unveils new 64GB SDXC memory card

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Thu, Jul 8 2010 12:04 PM CDT

Patriot is no stranger to flash storage devices. The company has a ton of different SSDs that it sells on the market today. Patriot also makes all sorts of other computer hardware like system memory.

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The company has announced a new LX series SDXC card is now available in 64GB capacity. 64GB in the size of a SD card is a huge amount of storage and is perfect for HD video recording and high-resolution DSLR photos.

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Lite-On whips out new 24x internal DVD burner with LabelTag

Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Wed, Jul 7 2010 11:06 AM CDT

The floppy drive has gone the way of the Dodo and is rarely seen on computers today. The optical drive is still here and improvements and new features are coming to the optical drive still. These improvements are typically write speeds when burning discs.

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Lite-On has announced a new internal DVD burner called the iHAS524. The burner is capable of writing to DVDs at 24x speed on compatible DVD media. That speed makes it one of the faster DVD burners around.

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Nokia to sell modem business to focus on core business offerings

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jul 6 2010 12:04 PM CDT

It's been a long while since Nokia offered a mobile phone that most of us were interested in. The company lost some of its focus by working with too many irons in the fire. Nokia has announced a change that will see it focusing more on its core business.

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Nokia has announced that it is selling its modem business to a company called Renesas Electronics. Renesas has been paying to use the Nokia modem tech since 2009. The deal is worth about $200 million according to Nokia.

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iPhone 4 shows too many signal bars; Apple 'stunned'

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Fri, Jul 2 2010 6:00 PM CDT

It seems that the real reason has been found behind he iPhone 4's "losing bars" problem: a "totally wrong" formula to show how many bars of signal strength they are getting. This is the reason Apple has stated behind the large signal strength drop shown by holding the phone on the antenna.

iPhone 4 shows too many signal bars; Apple 'stunned' | TweakTown.com

Most sites, including Tweaktown, reported a couple of days ago the Anandtech report on the formula woes of the iPhone 4's antenna drop due to the formula used to show the signal strength on the display and the problems that it could cause. "Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place," the company said in a statement.

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Losing bars on the iPhone 4 about more than just "holding it wrong"

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Wed, Jun 30 2010 5:07 PM CDT

By now everyone's heard of the infamous iPhone 4 antenna problem. Holding the phone the wrong way can eat up your bars and make you drop calls, right? Well, it kinda depends.

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The guys at Anandtech took a deep look into the iPhone 4 and its many issues and grabbed some interesting information. Holding the phone "the wrong way" can reduce your signal an average of about 20dB. This can dramamtically affect your bars shown or not at all, depending on the initial signal strength.

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Sony to recall 535k Vaio laptops due to overheating

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Wed, Jun 30 2010 2:02 PM CDT

Bad batteries that overheated and posed a risk of fire were the cause of massive laptop recalls over the last few years. It seems like each time we think that recalls on notebooks are over, something new pops up.

Sony to recall 535k Vaio laptops due to overheating | TweakTown.com

Today reports are coming in that Sony is recalling 535k Vaio laptops sold around the world. The reason for the recall is that 39 owners have reported overheating to the point that the notebook case was deformed by heat.

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Tech-Facts Razer Gaming Mouse Survey Contest - The Winners

Cameron Wilmot | Peripherals | Wed, Jun 30 2010 7:03 AM CDT

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have the contest winners!

Tech-Facts Razer Gaming Mouse Survey Contest - The Winners | TweakTown.com

Thanks to all who participated! Remember, you can continue to earn rewards from Tech Facts for completing surveys. Many thanks to Razer for supplying the fantastic prizes!

Winners: Jonathan Wang, Jacob Stein, Ryan Rose, Mark Solomon and Brandon Walsh

The winners will be contacted this week and their shiny new Razer Abyssus gaming mice will be sent out to them soon.

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iPhone coming to Verizon in January according to sources

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jun 29 2010 9:51 PM CDT
iPhone coming to Verizon in January according to sources | TweakTown.com

The "will the iPhone come to Verizon?" swing has come back towards to side of it happening according to a Bloomberg report. Two sources, who preferred to remain anonymous due to the information not being officially released, stated that the iPhone will be available from Verizon in January. The iPhone has been an AT&T exclusive device since its inception in 2007, but that seems to be coming to an end sooner rather than later if all of the rumblings are true.

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