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Rumor: All T-Mobile handsets free on June 19th

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 22:11 CDT

It's looks like T-Mobile is trying to raise some Father's Day hype with a possible phone blowout. Tmonews has gotten a hold of a couple of scripts for two commercials advertising freephons on June 19th with the purchase of a family plan. We're not talking selected, basic, no fun phones; it's possible every single phone in stock will be free. Want the new Garminphone or 3G Slide? This will be the day to go and get it.

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iPhone 3GS buyers can upgrade to iPhone 4; here's how:

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 21:51 CDT

So you thought to yourself, "I don't need to spend all that money on an iPhone 4; I'll be totally happy just getting the iPhone 3GS." Then you had a friend that got one, saw it, and instantly fell in love and cursed your wretched decision to save a few bucks, a few days, and not wait for the new one. Well you just may be in luck. You can either get some cash back for your purchase or turn your phone in for credit towards an iPhone 4.

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Ubuntu for tablets? Canonical is on it

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 21:10 CDT

Apple fans have the iPad; Android and Windows 7 fans have a ton of tablets coming down the pipe, but what about the open-source Linux fans? The folks at Canonical are working to sate your thirst for this open source OS with a tablet version of Ubuntu. Canonical has every intention of having ablets shipped with this OS, not just having it available for post-purchase installation.

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Vivitek D795WT extreme short throw projector unveiled

By: Shane McGlaun | HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 13:06 CDT

Projectors are a great way to get a huge image in your home without having to shell out tons of cash on a LCD or plasma screen. The downside to a projector is that the size of the image you can get varies depending on how far from the screen you can get the projector.


In a small room you might not be able to get an image that is too large. Vivitek has unveiled a new projector called the D795WT that is 3D ready and can throw a huge 95-inch image from only 1.3 feet from the screen.

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LG debuts new Executive Video Conferencing System

By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 12:08 CDT

Video conferencing has been on TV for a while now, it seems like every show on the air today has video conferencing that they use at one point or another. Many businesses are using video conferencing to save money rather than flying people in for meetings.


LG and LifeSize have teamed up on the new LG Executive Video Conferencing System that was unveiled today. The system uses LifeSize's HD communications suite and LG hardware. The screen of the system is a 24-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution screen.

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Logitech unveils new HD webcams and Logitech Vid HD software

By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 11:08 CDT

Logitech makes some of the best peripherals on the market for gamers and general computer users ranging from mice to keyboards and speakers. The company is well known for its webcams as well. Today Logitech has announced some new HD resolution webcams.


The new cams include the HD Pro Webcam C910 ($99.99) with the ability to record in 1080p resolution and to make 720p video calls. The device has two mics for clarity with one on each side of the lens and is 25mm deep. The HD Webcam C510 ($59.99) is a foldable device designed for use on the go that can rotate 360-degrees. Logitech also unveiled affordable C310 ($49.99) and C270 ($39.99) models.

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Asus whips out Eee 1201K packing AMD Geode NX1750 power

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 10:06 CDT

Asus has more netbooks that just about any other company. The firm has a netbook for every need or want that a consumer could have and it's hard to tell many of them apart. Asus has added a new Eee to its line today called the Eee 1201K.


This little netbook is notable for two big reasons. First, it has a 12.1-inch screen making it much larger than the typical Eee. The second thing is that the machine has an AMD Geode NX1750 CPU. That 12.1-inch screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768.

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Trendnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps router ships

By: Shane McGlaun | Networking | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 9:38 CDT

Back in March I talked a bit about the new Trendnet 450Mbps router that had just been unveiled. The thing is one of the fastest routers on the market and Trendnet has now announced that the device is ready to ship.


In case you forgot, the router has three external antennas that use 2.4GHz spectrum. It can send three spatial streams per antenna to get the 450Mbps of theoretical bandwidth. The antenna tech also boosts coverage and signal strength.

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OCZ release second-gen StealthXStream PSU family

By: Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 5:54 CDT

OCZ has re-worked its previous StealthXStream line-up of power supplies and brought the StealthXStream 2 series to market as of this week.

The new series comprises 400W, 500W, 600W and 700W models, of which are 80Plus certified and compliant with ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V standards. These are non-modular power supplies aimed at the home user, gamer and also quite capable for the majority of enthusiast PCs.


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Lite-On shipping fastest Blu-ray writer to Euro market

By: Steve Dougherty | Storage | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 5:44 CDT

Europe will soon be getting Lite-On's iHBS212 internal Blu-Ray writer which can burn to BD-R discs at the fastest possible rate to date; 12x speed.

The new drive uses the SATA interface along with an 8MB buffer, as well as featuring LightScribe technology for use with supporting discs.


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