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Breffo's Spiderpodium gives your tablet a unique stand

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 4, 2011 @ 0:22 CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Tablets are going to be the rage at CES 2011, so you know that tablet accessories are going to try to make their presence felt as well. CES 2011 Innovations Award Honoree Breffo is one of those companies with their unique Spiderpodium Tablet stand they are unveiling at CES.


Pictured here hugging an iPad, the Spiderpodium Tablet will accommodate any tablet sized device with its 8 flexible arms that can "grip, stand, hang, or attach their tablet device virtually anywhere with a single accessory." The compact size also makes it easy to carry when not in use. No price was listed; availability is expected to begin on January 12th.

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Tuesday Morning Roundup for January 3, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 23:58 CST

The latest happenings from around the web - January 4th, 2010


- Acer Veriton VZ410G AIO Desktop @ TechReviewSource

- Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5-2500K & Core i7-2600K Processors @ Hardware Canucks


- MSI Computer P67A-GD65 Intel P67 Motherboard @ PCStats

- Gigabyte H67A-UD3H @ LANOC

- Gigabyte P67A-UD4 @ LANOC


- Intel P67 3-Way Motherboard Roundup @ Neoseeker


- Exceleram DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 4GB Memory @ eTeknix

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Lenovo announces Thinkpad Edge E220 and E240 laptops

By: Don Lynn | Laptops | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 23:49 CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Lenovo's adding quite a few new laptops to their line just in time for CES, and the three that are first off the line are the ThinkPad Edge E220 and E420 as well as the ThinkPad X120e.


The ThinkPad Edge series give you premium design options like a matte finish with metal accents and an infinity screen. The 12.5" E220 and 14" e420 feature the choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, optional mobile broadband and 4G/WiMAX in addition to regular WiFi, and the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 to speed up boot time by 30 percent on select models with Rapid Drive technology. Models will start at $899 for the E220 and $749 for the E420 and will be available starting in April.

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Mirror's Edge is free on the App Store

By: Anthony Garreffa | Apps | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 23:48 CST

iOS-based owners worldwide have collectively said 'kgo' to the news of Mirror's Edge being available on the App Store for free right now.


Mirror's Edge is available for the iPhone and iPad free of charge - for a game that is actually quite fun to play with great graphics, even at the original price is was good value for money, but now being free... well!

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PlayStation root key has been released

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 23:18 CST

George Hotz, otherwise known as GeoHot has posted what he claims as the world's first PlayStation 3 root key, which is used for code signing games.


The root key enables the PS3 to know which is a genuine piece of software and which, is not. If other hackers start using it, the key will allow the use of custom software and pirated games. It will enable the use of homebrew without the need for PSjailbreak-type USB devices.

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Nintendo 3DS gets leaked images and video

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 22:37 CST

Leaked video and pictures of Nintendo's upcoming 3DS have arrived. The media shows that Nintendo have tweaked the final hardware by flattening the Start, Home and Select buttons so that they are flush with the device.

Other than those changes, it is relatively unchanged from the DS. The above leaked video shows it includes a 1,300 mAh battery (compared to the DSi XL's 1,050 mAh battery, the DSi's 840 mAh, the DS Lite's 1,000 mAh, and the DS's 850mAh). The video also shows the differences in size between the 3DS, DSi and DS Lite.

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RumorTT: Windows 8 has reached Milestone 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | Software | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 21:19 CST

According to Russian forum Winreview, Microsoft has passed Milestone 2 which means it's on it's way toward Milestone 3. Build numbers also show this, where builds 78xx are supposedly under the Milestone 1 umbrella, with 79xx builds under the Milestone 2 umbrella.


Microsoft are obviously hard at work on the successor to Windows 7, Windows 8 is early in development but is meant to include some very cool stuff like support for USB 3.0, Bluetooth 3.0, facial recognition, stereoscopic 3D, instant on booting, HID, accelerometers, proximity sensors, hard drive encryption, GPS integration, as well as a strong focus on boot time, shut down time, and battery life.

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Motorola split happens tomorrow

By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 20:50 CST

Sometime in the next 24 hours, Motorola will stop trading as (MOT) and will be replaced with Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) and Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI).


Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (MMI) will cover smartphone/set-top boxes as well as sporting the new red logo that you see above, where Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) will cover public-safety radios and handheld scanners.

Apple are now worth in excess of $300 billion

By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 20:09 CST

Last night Facebook was held on the shoulders of the internet, being bragged that it was worth $50 billion. But it has woken today from it's post-party hangover and not only realised a tooth was missing, a tiger was in the room and that they were about to be punched in the face by Mike Tyson - but Apple had taken over as the new cool kid on the market cap block, now valued at over $300 billion!


This move now makes Apple the second public company with such a high value, second only to Exxon Mobil. Twelve months ago Apple were at the $213 billion market cap, which at the time were only $40 billion behind the great Microsoft. Now they're $60 billion in-front of Microsoft, which is obviously a great achievement.

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