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Microsoft Kinect mobile tour rolling around the country

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 16, 2010 3:08 pm

The new Microsoft Kinect motion controller system is rolling around the country for demos to lure gamers and families into buying the new accessory for their Xbox. The Kinect system turns your body into the controller and looks very interesting.

 

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The Kinect system lands in retail stores on November 4 and if you want to play it before the launch, the Kinect Experience mobile tour will be making its way around the country over the next 14 weeks. There are tons of stops hitting many major US cities.

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Download of the Day: Speccy 1.03.162

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 16, 2010 5:36 am

Our Download of the Day today is Speccy 1.03.162.

 

Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!

 

• Processor brand and model

• Hard drive size and speed

• Amount of memory (RAM)

• Graphics card

• Operating system

 

At first glance, Speccy may seem like an application for system administrators and power users. It certainly is, but Speccy can also help normal users, in everyday computing life.

 

If you need to add more memory to your system, for example, you can check how many memory slots your computer has and what memory's already installed. Then you can go out and buy the right type of memory to add on or replace what you've already got.

 

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Deal of the Day: Sony Cyber-shot W310 12.1MP Digital Camera with 2GB Memory Card and Bag for $149.99

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 16, 2010 5:34 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - Sony Cyber-shot W310 12.1MP Digital Camera with 2GB Memory Card and Bag for $149.99.

 

Offer: No coupon needed, they dropped the price $10 until 7/15/10 - 12PM. You get a 2.7" LCD, a 12.1MP sensor, a bunch of gizmo's to help you get that perfect picture, a bag and a 2GB memory card to get you started.

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Friday Morning Roundup for July 16, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 16, 2010 5:33 am

The latest happenings from around the web - July 16, 2010

 

Systems

 

- New 11.6-inch MacBook Air @ Netbooknews

- ASUS U30Jc Core i3 Optimus Notebook @ PC Perspective

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Powercolor HD5870 PCS+ @ Kitguru

- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB & 768MB @ CHW

- ASUS ENGTX470 @ Ocaholic

- Axle Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card @ XBit Labs

- Sapphire HD5550 OC @ LANOC

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Droid X could brick itself after modding attempts

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 16, 2010 4:04 am

Motorola has caught some flack before from the modding community for locking down their mobile devices, and it looks like some more backlash is on the way. It seems Motorola has included a technology called eFuse to secure the Droid X against unauthorized modification attempts, firmware changes, or rooting.

 

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eFuse runs when the phone boots; checking firmware, kernel information, and the bootloader and making sure they have not been tampered with. If eFuse finds something it doesn't like, it "trips a fuse" and the phone is rendered inoperable until it is returned to Motorola. Sorry modders, looks like you'll have to go somewhere else to have your fun. Or you could accept the challenge……..

iOS 4.0.1 drops for iPhone, 3.2.1 for iPad

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:56 am

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Ahead of the Apple press conference tomorrow morning, an iOS4 update to version 4.0.1 has hit for iPhone 4s as well as an update for the iPad to iOS 3.2.1. There haven't been a ton of additions with the new iOS, but the promised change to the signal bars seemed to have happened as the before and after picture shows above. The iPad update seems to have fixed some WiFi issues and video playback errors.

Google, RIM, Lenovo, and Apple among bidders for Palm

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:27 am

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Palm's making news, even after being acquired by HP. It seems that the bidding war included all of the major mobile players; including Lenovo, Google, RIM, and even Apple. According to a source for Business Insider, RIM was originally on the fast track to winning the war and "had to work incredibly hard to blow it," initially outbidding HP they dropped their $6-7 per share offer to $5.50 and HP made their winning $1.2 billion counteroffer. Google and Apple were mostly interested in the patents and intellectual property to keep them out of each other's hands, but Google wasn't aware of Apple's offer (which ended up being half of HP's winning bid) and never made a serious offer of their own.

Kinect Experience Mobile Demo Tour about to hit the road

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:35 am

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If you're not lucky enough to live near one of the four Microsoft Store locations in the U.S. and still want to give Xbox 360's Kinect a try before you buy it, you might just be in luck. The Kinect Experience Mobile Demo Tour is about to hit the road and may be coming to a city near you during the next 14 weeks.

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HP delays Android tablet project

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 15, 2010 7:02 pm

The Apple iPad and its sales success guaranteed that a wealth of other tablets would be coming to market. HP had plans to sell tablets based on three different operating systems including Android, WebOS, and Windows 7.

 

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AllThingsD reports that HP has put its Android tablet plans on hold. The Android HP tablet was expected to hit the market in Q4 of this year. HP is still apparently working on the Windows 7 and WebOS tablets.

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Apple set to launch 11.6-inch MacBook Air according to analyst

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 15, 2010 6:14 pm

Apple has been offering the super thin MacBook Air notebook for a while now. The machine is expensive and doesn't sell in a huge volume for Apple. A new rumor has surfaced that Apple is set to launch another MacBook Air model.

 

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DigiTimes Research analyst Mingchi Kuo reports that Apple is set to launch an 11.6-inch MacBook Air notebook in the second half of this year. The new machine would reportedly be built by Quanta Computer.

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