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Hulu Plus launched for select PS3 owners

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 15, 2010 1:32 am



Hulu Plus, Hulu's $10 a month premium content stream, has officially dropped today for select PlayStation Plus subscribers, with other Playstation Plus subscribers able to sign up through an app and get on a waiting list. Sony also announced today that this limited launch would expand to all Playstation 3 owners within the next few months, and the PS3 will be the only console to receive access to Hulu Plus through the end of 2010.

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My TV Remote turns your iPhone into a universal remote

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 15, 2010 1:11 am

Want a fancy universal remote but spent all your loot on your new iPhone? Ryz Media has the item and app for you. Their My TV Remote app turns your iPhone into a universal remote, and not just one with the standard number and DVD function buttons, either.




For $9.99 USD, they send you an infrared emitter to plug into your iPhone, and a TV Guide is downloaded into your phone. Switching through channels is done similarly to music instead of having to remember channel numbers. Each channel area even shows what's on. You can also see what your Facebook friends are watching, get real time show recommendations, and see what's on that's popular.

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Toshiba and SanDisk announced NAND fab joint venture

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 7:04 pm

Toshiba and SanDisk have announced a joint venture that will have the two firms working together in a NAND flash fabrication facility. The facility will be called Fab 5 and located at Yokkaichi Operations in the Mie Prefecture.




The construction of the new fab will be phased with construction set for completion in the spring of 2011. The facility will have about 38,000 square meters of space inside and be five stories.

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Intel reports record Q2

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 6:02 pm

Intel has unveiled its figures for Q2 2010 and the numbers are the best in the history of the company. The economy has certainly turned around for Intel and its CEO Paul Otellini cites strong corporate customer demand as a main reason for the record-breaking quarter.




Intel reports $10.8B in profits for Q2 1010, up $466 million from Q1 2010 and $2.7 billion compared to Q2 2010. Operating income for Q2 2010 was $4B and net income was $2.9B.

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Opera Mini 5.1 for Android hits download

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 5:04 pm

If you are the user of any Android smartphone, you now have a new choice for your web browser that can be downloaded right now. The latest version of Opera Mini for Android is available on the Android Market.




The new version is 5.1 and it adds some new features for Opera fans optimized for Android. The browser is much faster than previous versions according to Opera. Version 5.1 compresses data by 90% before sending it to the phone.

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RIAA spent $64M on pirate crusade to win $1.4M

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 4:04 pm

The war that RIAA waged on alleged pirates is something of legend. RIAA sued people willy nilly no matter if they were living, dead, or didn't own a computer. That wide-ranging legal campaign cost tons of money.




RIAA's tax records show that the company spent $64 million between 2006 and 2008 on legal costs associated with suing people who allegedly pirated music. For all of that money spent, RIAA only won a tiny fraction of it back from those found guilty of pirating music.

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Windows 7 SP1 public beta up for download

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 3:06 pm

It's not all that common for Microsoft to be ahead of the schedule when it comes to big updates and new software offerings. If you are a Windows 7 user who isn't afraid of using beta offerings a new download is available for you and its early.




Microsoft has made the public beta for Windows 7 SP1 available for download right now. With the popularity and sales success of Windows 7, there should be lots of folks on the lookout for the update.

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Free Remote Wipe to be offered by Windows Phone Live

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 1:59 pm

If you're like me, you have "where the heck is my phone" moments far more often than you are willing to admit. There could also be times you want to share something from your phone but left it at home or at work. Microsoft is making remote access to your Windows Phone 7 device a lot easier with Windows Phone Live.




Windows Phone Live will be free to access for all of those with a Windows Phone 7 device and will allow users to remotely access their phone to View published media, look up windows Live calendars and contacts, exchange data like OneNote files, and user a feature called Find My Phone which allows you to map, ring, lock and erase your phone from the web. 25GB of online storage will also be available. Sounds like just the thing needed to help us forgetful types.

iPhone 4 recall "inevitable" according to PR experts

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 5:32 am



With the release by Consumer Reports stating that the iPhone 4 antenna issues are hardware related as well as the other problems plaguing the iPhone 4, many are wondering when Apple is going to take a hard look at what to do about the situation. Public relations experts spoken to by seem to have a similar take: a hardware recall may be in order.

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Blackberry's tablet confirmed; Flash support expected

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 4:41 am



RIM has been rumored to be working on a Blackberry tablet for quite some time, and details keep dripping in on the upcoming device. Betanews has confirmed with an anonymous RIM source the statements made by Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar on Friday about the upcoming tablet.


The RIM tablet will be a 7" device running a 1GHz Marvell processor that is expected to come from their Armada 610 line. The tablet will be equipped with dual cameras for teleconferencing support and will be Flash 10.1 capable. Other possibilities, like a slide out keyboard and the December launch date, have not been confirmed as of yet.