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Amazon Kindle Store hits the U.K.

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 @ 18:22 CDT

Amazon has officially opened a Kindle Store for the U.K., after years of U.K. customers having to purchase e-books from the American site in American dollars and have Kindles shipped internationally.


The Kindle 3 is set to drop in the U.K. on August 27th for £109 for the WiFi model and £149 for the 3G model. The U.K. Kindle Store will have over 400,000 titles available and e-book reviews from locals instead of depending on American reviews. 80 of the top 100 titles on the Nielsen UK bestseller list are represented in the store.

Nokia VP planning Q&A session via Twitter tomorrow

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 @ 17:12 CDT

Have a burning question about what's coming up in the land of Nokia? Have a Twitter account? Then clear up 1pm Eastern time in your schedule, because Niklas Savander, Nokia's Vice President of Markets, will be online fielding and answering questions during an hour long Twitter Q&A session tomorrow. So whether you're wondering about the latest handsets or the proposed tablet coming, shoot your tweets to @NiklasAtNokia during the hour timeframe and have a shot at an answer from a genuine Nokia bigwig. Just don't make your questions too complicated; you're limited to 140 characters.

Apple rumors galore: Smaller iPad, three new iPods, and a new iPhone?

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 @ 16:27 CDT

Thirsting for some Apple rumors? iPlounge has a "highly reliable source" that has given them a possible scoop on new iPods, a smaller iPad, and even a possible new iPhone generation hitting as early as next year.


The new iPad is said to be a 7" device as opposed to the current 9.7" device and could land late his year or early 2011. Three new iPods could hit as early as September: the 3rd gen iPod Touch that's rumored to have a camera onboard, a new iPod Nano, and also a possible 1.7" inch touchscreen iPod Shuffle replacement. Lastly, the newest iPhone could possibly drop early next year to cure the antenna woes of the current iPhone 4.

Update to fix PDF backdoor in iOS "ready to go" according to Apple

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 @ 16:09 CDT

As expected after the report yesterday about the backdoor hacking possibilities of iOS devices through PDF code, the folks at Apple are hard at work to plug that nasty little leak. According to an Apple spokesperson who spoke with CNET, "We're aware of the reported issue, we have already developed a fix and it will be available to customers in an upcoming software update." There's no timetable on when the update will hit he masses, b we can't imagine that Apple would drag their feet in getting this out. So if you haven't used JailbreakMe to jailbreak your iPhone 4 yet, looks like you better get on it before Apple closes their door to your phone.

Epson unveils new Artisan all in one printers

By: Shane McGlaun | Printers & Scanners | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 @ 14:02 CDT

Epson is well known in the printer world and makes some of the nicer printers. Epson also is well known for making some of the more expensive ink cartridges you can buy as well.


Epson has announced a new all in one printer series called the Artisan that includes the Artisan 835 and 725. The printers are similar and both have 802.11n wireless networking and can print, scan, and copy. The 835 also has a fax modem .

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Cooler Master CM Inferno mouse aimed at MMORPG players

By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 @ 13:10 CDT

Cooler Master has been making computer cases for years that are some of the better cases on the market. The company has more recently started to offer a line of gaming peripherals and the latest addition to that line is the Inferno.


The CM inferno is aimed at the MMORPG gamer, but will work for any type of gamer. The mouse has a right hand design and features 11 programmable keys. Using a modifier and software, the programmable keys can be expanded to 32 buttons.

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Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 offers customizable lighting and more

By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 @ 12:04 CDT

I have used Logitech keyboards exclusively for a long time because of the typing feel and features the peripherals tend to offer. I finally moved away from typing everything on my G15 to a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard for the thin and comfortable profile.


If you are the 100% gaming keyboard type, Logitech has a new keyboard for you called the G510. The keyboard is wired, unlike the other two new gaming peripherals that debuted today. The G510 has backlighting that the user can customize to their color choice. An LCD panel is included just like the panel on the older gaming keyboards.

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Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse lands for under $100

By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 @ 11:10 CDT

I used to have a Logitech wireless gaming mouse that I really liked. It has been a long time since Logitech offered a new gaming mouse, much less one with wireless tech built-in.


The new G700 gaming mouse is wireless and uses a charge and play system rather than two batteries like the old wireless gaming mouse Logitech offered. The G700 has 13 programmable keys that can be bound to single keystrokes or complex macros using software.

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Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset debuts

By: Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 @ 10:02 CDT

I hate wires when it comes to headphones. The tower for my computer sits beside my desk, which is very large, making it hard for cables to reach without tearing my ears half off each time I move.


Logitech has unveiled a new set of headphones called the Wireless Gaming Headset G930 that will fix that problem thanks to no wires. The battery inside the headset is good for up to ten hours of use and the G930 has virtual surround sound tech.

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ASRock Core 100HT-BD Nettop Unboxing and Undressing

By: Cameron Wilmot | Computer Systems | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 @ 8:51 CDT

In this video we unbox and undress the new, small and impressive ASRock Core 100HT-BD Nettop computer system. We get a good close-up look around the system as well as inside and what makes the thing tick.

The full review (with benchmarks etc) can be seen on TweakTown in a day or two. Stay tuned for it!

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