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Deal of the Day: HP Compaq Tablet PC with 12.1" Display and Windows XP Pro for Only $299.99

By: Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Posted: Aug 27, 2010 @ 0:12 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Tiger Direct - HP Compaq Tablet PC with 12.1" Display and Windows XP Pro for Only $299.99.

Offer: If you need a tablet PC and don't want to spend that much, you can pick up this HP Tablet that gives you a 12.1" display with a 1024x768 resolution, 1GB of memory, 60GB hard drive, Intel Pentium 1.86GHz processor, a CDRW/DVDROM drive, 802.11b/g, 6 cell battery, 56k modem, Gigabit Ethernet, Windows XP Pro and more! Shipping is $8 and change and there's no tax except in FL, IL, NC, TX, GA, SD and ID. While supplies last.


Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Friday Morning Roundup for August 26, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 @ 23:12 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - August 27th, 2010


- Gaming Desktop Round-Up: Puget vs. Maingear vs. Acer @ TechSpot

- Quad Core i5 gaming/rendering system @ 4.2ghz, for less than a grand? @ Kitguru

- Zotac's Zbox HD-ND22 barebones mini PC @ Tech Report

- CCL Eclipse Cobra Gaming System @ Vortez UK

- Cyber Power PC - Back to School @ LANOC


- XFX HD-577X-ZMF3: Radeon HD 5770 in single slot design @ HT4U

- Sapphire Mini Projector 101: A Battery-powered Cinema @ InsideHW

- Palit GeForce GTX 460 1GB Sonic Platinum Review - Rivaling the GTX 470 @ PC Perspective

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Intel possibly close to acquiring Infineon's wireless division

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 @ 21:48 CDT

Intel has definitely been throwing the money around lately. Fresh off their recent acquisition of McAfee, A Bloomberg report is stating that Intel is in talks with and very close to acquiring the wireless unit of Infineon in a $2 billion dollar deal. This may cause a little stir since Infineon is currently the company that provides Apple's baseband chips for devices like the iPhone and iPad.


This would be yet another push for Intel into the mobile market, who have recently strengthened their alliance with Nokia. Intel CTO Justin Rattner stated back in June in an interview with Gizmodo that Intel "definitely has phones and tablets in our sight." It makes sense in a world where more and more people are getting more reliant on their phones than their computers for connecting to the world and the web.

Realtime Search from Google gets new tools and enhancements

By: Don Lynn | Internet & Websites | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 @ 18:38 CDT

Google has made some of their "most significant enhancements to date" to Google Realtime Search and released them today. Initially launched in December, Realtime Search strives to bring the most up to date real-time content to searches.

First off, Realtime Search has its own website at The new homepage sports new tools, including geographic refinements for local results, a "conversations view" to follow discussions from sources like Twitter, and updates to Google Alerts in case you want to be informed about future information and new search results. Realtime Search and updates are available in 40 languages, while geographic refinements and conversations views are only available in English, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

Netflix now available for iPhone and iPod Touch

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 @ 17:37 CDT

Apple and movie fans rejoice; Netflix is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Ever since the app came to the iPad, owners of other Apple devices have been licking their chops waiting to get a hold of the streaming service and it's now here.


The now universal app can be found on iTunes for free download, although you'll of course need a Netflix account to make full use of it. Search is supported, and it works like a champ over 3G. Time to start streaming!

Froyo update for HTC Incredible coming August 27th

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:49 CDT

It looks like the wait for Froyo if you own an HTC Incredible is about over. The folks at Droid Life got a hold of a leak stating that the official OTA update from Verizon will be coming tomorrow; bringing tasty Android 2.2 goodness to Incredible owners.


The update was expected to hit on August 18th originally, but fell victim to delays. No word on how quickly the rollout will come and how many may have to wait a few days, but I'm sure if you're not in the first group you can find an alternate way to get your hands on the files.

Griffin PartyDock for iPhone and iPad hits FCC

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 @ 15:00 CDT

If you have an iPhone or an iPad I am sure you have it crammed full of apps and several of those apps are going to be games. The two platforms have proven to be very popular for gamers and are putting a crimp in the sales of some traditional portable game systems. A new product to allow multiplayer gaming on the iPhone or iPad has been spied at the FCC.


The docking stating is from Griffin and is called the PartyDock. The PartyDock has four individual wireless controllers that allow four people to play compatible games at the same time. The dock will fit the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and comes with three games to start. Those three games include Midway Motors, Fishing Frenzy and Flippin' Frogs.

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Crazy ErgoMotion Laser Mouse helps reduce wrist pain

By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 @ 14:04 CDT

When it comes to spending hours and hours each day working at a computer and making the same hand movements over and over repetitive stress injuries can become a big pain literally and figuratively for users. To fight this sort of injury there are all manner of ergonomic keyboards and more available on the market.


A company called Smartfish has unveiled the latest ergonomic mouse to hit the market and the mouse is called the ErgoMotion Laser Mouse. It looks strange and resembles a normal mouse sitting on a stand. That stand slides around the desk and the mouse, tilts side to side, and front to back.

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Canon announces EOS 60D DSLR camera

By: Shane McGlaun | | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 @ 13:04 CDT

Canon is one of the largest firms in the digital camera market and has cameras ranging from cheap point-and-shoot units to very expensive professional level DSLR cameras. The company has announced a new DSLR camera today that fits into the lower end of the market and will replace the 50D called the EOS 60D. It's worth pointing out at the start that the 60D lacks the magnesium alloy body of the 50D it replaces making it a bit of a downgrade in that respect.


The new camera does have some cool features though. One of the cool features is the articulating and swiveling 3-inch LCD that also offers Live View. Swiveling is important when you are using Live View to take pictures. The 60D also has in-camera RAW processing and has integrated creative filters.

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PS4 will have physical media, not download only

By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 @ 12:08 CDT

Years back when Sony launched the PS3 one executive made the prediction that the PS4 would probably not have a physical drive for disc games like the current PS3. After the massive fail that was the PSP Go and its download only catalog Sony has rightfully rethought the download only market.


Sony's Kaz Hirai has stated that the PS4 will have an optical drive and support physical media. He told MCV, "We do business in parts of the world where network infrastructure isn't as robust as one would hope." Hirai continued saying, "There's always going to be requirement for a business of our size and scope to have a physical medium. To think everything will be downloaded in two years, three years or even ten years from now is taking it a little bit to the extreme."

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