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Apple says Flurry and others can't capture device data anymore

By: Shane McGlaun | Software | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 13:10 CDT

Steve Jobs has never been one to play what he thinks or feels about things close to the vest. Jobs will say when something makes him mad or bothers the company. Recently Jobs has set his sights on analytics firm Flurry.

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Jobs said, "Some company called Flurry had data on devices that we were using on our campus - new devices. They were getting this info by getting developers to put software in their apps that sent info back to this company! So we went through the roof. It's violating our privacy policies, and it's p***ing us off! So we said we're only going to allow analytics that don't give our device info - only for the purpose of advertising."

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A-DATA showcases full range of USB 3.0 devices during Computex

By: Cameron Wilmot | Storage | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 12:51 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - One of stops today was with the friendly folks from A-DATA who gave us some of their time to tell us about their full range of USB 3.0 devices that have either just gone on the market or will go on sale shortly.

Roger spoke about one device in particular called the N004 Combo Flash drive that not only supports super speedy transfer over the USB 3.0 connector, but also extra compatibility by adding in a more standard SATA II connector.

The device should end up providing solid speeds of around 200MB/s on the read and 170MB/s on the write when hooked by over the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connector. And it comes in capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

IN WIN Silencer prototype case aims to totally eliminate noise

By: Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 12:24 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - IN WIN were showing off a whole range of new products during the show including ones which we have reviewed recently, but the one which really caught our eyes was an upcoming chassis called the Silencer.

Right now it is still in the prototype stage and it may not go on sale until sometime in early 2011, but if it does I reckon that would end up selling a bunch of them. As the name suggests, the Silencer aims to totally eliminate sound produced by fans and other moving parts inside the system by deploying a range of noise cancelling and dampening technologies throughout various sections of the case.

What first got out attention was the somewhat odd gap between the back of the case and the other back of the case, err yeah that didn't make sense. It directs sound to the back of the case the way hot air extraction normally works, but instead the sound is caught by a special layering of foam position and cut in a certain way that the sound is absorbed.

Qualcomm shows off prototype PocketFlo device

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 12:02 CDT

Qualcomm has been operating its MediaFLO mobile broadcasting service for a while now and it's the service behind the mobile TV offerings from AT&T and Verizon here in the states. Qualcomm has been talking up new features for the iPad and its service.

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The new iPad features will involve an app for playback on the iPad and a hardware device called the PocketFLO. PocketFlo is a small box that records programs and then streams them to the iPad via WiFi.

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AMD's Eyefinity six screen uber setup at Computex rocks

By: Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 11:36 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - AMD has being pushing the whole Eyefinity multi-monitor gaming thing for a good while now and despite some minor connectivity issues, it has been accepted with generally lots of excitement in the industry.

First up AMD launched Eyefinity with three monitor support, but now the latest video cards are able to support up to six monitors - and 12 in the case of a solution from PowerColor. We walked by the AMD booth today and then of just walking past it like most booths, I stopped and was really impressed with the dual Eyefinity6 setup that the folks over at AMD prepared for the show. AMD had its booth setup in a way so that folks could sit down and watch people race each other on the 'big screen' in Dirt 2. Super cool.

I just need to justify spending all those dollars on getting this setup for my lounge room. Rock on AMD!

TweakTown exclusive: OCZ Vertex 2 E SSD Bundle as low as $178.90 at MyDigitalDiscount.com

By: Don Lynn | Storage | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 11:28 CDT
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If you read Chris Ramseyer's review on the OCZ Vertex 2 E, you'll know that for the money this is the SSD to own right now. Well the deal has gotten even better. MyDigitalDiscount.com has made their deals on the OCZ Vertex 2 E even sweeter by putting together a bundle package including the blazing fast SSD, a USB 2.0 case, and a 3.5" desktop bracket for easy desktop installation all for as low as $178.90 for the 60 GB version after a $20 rebate. Better hurry though, as the rebate will only last until June 10th.

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iRiver unveils T8 MP3 player

By: Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 11:14 CDT

iRiver has been making MP3 players for a long time. Apple still owns the MP3 player market and has since the launch of the iPod years ago. iRiver has unveiled a new MP3 player that looks a lot like the old iPod shuffle.

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The new player is called the iRiver T8 Candy Bar. It has an integrated USB port with a removable cap sure to get lost fast. The device comes in eight colors and has a small OLED screen.

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Thermaltake Armor A30 unique sized small case fits full-size video cards

By: Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 11:12 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Again we are back with Ramsom from Thermaltake and this time he showed us another of their highlight products at this year's show and it is the Armor A30.

Stated as being crafted for battle, the A30 is a rather unique sized case that should end up being very suitable for gamers on the move. Inside you can fit two standard desktop size hard drives as well as two 2.5-inch drives such as SSDs. What is even better is that for such a compact and good looking case, it even is even able to support full size video cards such as the ATI Radeon 5970.

The sample we saw was only a very early mock-up that was handmade to display during the show, but still Ramsom tells us development is going really well and it should hit the market in around three months for around 130 USD.

Thermaltake's green Jing 16dBA CPU cooler ready to fly off shelves?

By: Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 10:32 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Ramsom from Thermaltake showed us one of their highlight products at this year's show and we are talking about the impressive new Jing CPU cooler.

Jing is a Chinese word which directly translate to quiet in English. Quite suitably named, the Jing even when having its two cool looking 120mm green fans with specially designed blades running at full speed of 1300 rpm, the thing only has a noise level of 16dBA. The guy sitting next to me tells me that is about the same amount of noise electricity makes as it passes through circuits, in other words, it's silent or jing for your Chinese lesson today.

Ramsom tells us that the cooler should be out on the market and selling like hotcakes in about two months. If the ratings and such stay the same, it's sure to come out looking really good in our test graphs after Chad puts it through the usual paces.

Iomega unveils new external HDDs with USB 3.0 connectivity

By: Shane McGlaun | Storage | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 10:04 CDT

External hard drives are one of the most important pieces of tech for many users who need them for backing up files and for storing data. Iomega is one of the big makers of this sort of gear and the company has announced a new line of external storage solutions for Mac and PCs.

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The new eGo Portable HDD has 500GB of storage and has a USB 3.0 port for powering the device and fast connectivity. The drive is sized for portability and sells for $129.99. The company also offers a new USB 2.0 series of portable drives with 320GB for $94.99, the 500GB version is $114.99, and the 1TB version is $199.99.

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