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Have an iPhone game? Port in to Windows Phone 7 for easy money

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 16, 2010 @ 22:21 CDT

The folks at Microsoft are hoping to make Windows Phone 7 a lot of fun for end users, and are putting their money where their mouths are to make that happen. Rumor has it that Microsoft is contacting iPhone game developers and offering cash for them to port their games to Windows Phone 7. The challenge with this is that the differences in the two platforms make porting games from one device to the other a fairly large project. A developer that told about being contacted by Microsoft said he turned down a "substantial" offer from Microsoft; turning it down only because of the amount of work required for the effort.

Mobile WiMAX improvements excite industry leaders

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 16, 2010 @ 22:01 CDT

The WiMAX Forum Global Congress in Amsterdam was the center of the wireless networking world as performance enhancements to the mobile WiMAX standard IEEE 802.16e were proposed in Amsterdam. The proposal established ways to advance speed of data, efficiency of networks, and other improvements to ensure interoperability and availability in the commercial sector.

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HTC Desire coming to U.S. in August via regional carriers

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 16, 2010 @ 20:37 CDT

The HTC Desire, which is an updated and sleeker version of the Nexus One, has been announced to be coming to U.S. shores in August. Oddly though, no major U.S. carrier was announced to be carrying it. MobileCrunch reported they received a note from HTC stating that the "HTC Desire will be coming to the US via select regional operators beginning this August."

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iPhone 4 launch day preorders sold out

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 16, 2010 @ 14:24 CDT

Since iPhone preordering started yesterday online, the Apple and AT&T sites have had a ton of problems keeping up with the traffic generated by Apple fans surging to get their hands on the iPhone 4. Well, it seems that enough people got through to completely sell out the units set aside for preorder delivery on the June 24th launch date. Both the 16GB and 32GB versions are showing a new "ship by July 2nd" date on their sites.

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Weekly Giveaway - CoolIT ECO C240 A.L.C. Liquid CPU Cooler worth $125

By: Cameron Wilmot | Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jun 16, 2010 @ 14:10 CDT

We have teamed up with CoolIT to giveaway one of its new ECO C240 A.L.C. liquid CPU coolers and it is worth $125 USD!


ECO ALC 240 takes liquid cooling to another level. Effectively doubling the surface area of the ECO ALC 120, this solution offers the extra headroom for extreme overclocking that today's gamer demands.

Designed for use in tower chassis that supports a 240mm radiator, this highly optimized solution provides maximum cooling at a price point others can't match. It supports Intel 775, 1156, 1366 and AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3 sockets.

Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly prize, anyone in the world can enter! You don't pay the shipping charges.

Sony debuts sound bar for PS3

By: Shane McGlaun | HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 16, 2010 @ 14:02 CDT

The PS3 has had some significant announcements over the last few days at E3 from new games to the Move controller getting an official price. Sony has also announced a new sound bar that will land in the US this fall called the CECH-ZVS1.


The system is a sound bar that creates virtual surround sound and is designed to pair with the PS3 for better sound. The device will carry a budget price of $199 and uses Sony S-Force PRO Front Surround tech to create surround sound from a single front speaker.

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Lsdmeasap takes Mushkin 1600MHz DDR3 to 2700MHz with dry ice!

By: Cameron Wilmot | RAM | Posted: Jun 16, 2010 @ 13:41 CDT

Blimey Charlie! Words that not all of you will understand. But let us just say when I just got word now of Lsdmeasap aka Ed, GIGABYTE volunteer tech support and all-round great guy from our forums, hitting a 2700MHz DDR3 memory speed, I got just a little excited. We all know this guy knows his motherboards inside out, but even I didn't know he was really into extreme overclocking.


Using a GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 motherboard and a Mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600MHz Blackline triple-channel kit, oh and of course some lovely cold dry ice, he managed to hit an incredible memory speed of 2700MHz DDR. This was with the memory set at a 2:16 ratio and the timings set at 9-12-11-31. And remember this is in triple-channel mode!

And you thought you had to buy G.SKILL, Corsair or OCZ RAM to get the big clocks. Welcome back Mushkin! Head on over to this forum thread for the full details and more impressive photos.

Urbanears Unveils Medis earphones with cool EarClick tech

By: Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 16, 2010 @ 13:04 CDT

The problem that I have with most earbuds is that when I am active they tend to want to fall out of my ears. I also don't like the pressure some sets place inside the ear canal.


Urbanears has a new set of earphones called Medis with EarClick that they are announcing today. The headphones come in a wide range of colors. The EarClick tech secures the earphones in your ear at two points.

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Razer StarCraft II Wings of Liberty peripherals shown of at E3

By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Posted: Jun 16, 2010 @ 12:06 CDT

Razer has been making some of my favorite gaming peripherals for years. The company is famous for its gaming mice and keyboards. At E3 Razer has shown off some new StarCraft II Wings of Liberty branded peripherals.


The line includes the Spectre mouse with 5600 DPI resolution, 1000Hz ultrapolling, and adjustable button force. The mouse will sell for $79.99. The Marauder keyboard is backlit, supports on the fly macro recording and can have up to ten profiles for macros. It will sell for $119.99.

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