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Deal of the Day: Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 NoteBook PC w/ Intel Core i3-330M (2.13GHz) - $549.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 2:06 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 NoteBook PC w/ Intel Core i3-330M (2.13GHz) - $549.99 Shipped Free.

Offer: NewEgg has the Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 NoteBook PC for just $549.99 with free shipping. It features the brand new Intel Core i3-330M (2.13GHz) CPU, 15.6" (1366 x 768) screen, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB hard drive, DVD Super Multi, and more!

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Download of the Day: Picasa 3.6 Build 105.67

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 2:02 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is Picasa 3.6 Build 105.67.

Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.

Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures, you can email, print photos home, make gift CDs, instantly share your images and albums, and even post pictures on your own blog.

The latest version includes Web Albums (along with other improvements), but requires that you request an account from Google.

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Wednesday Morning Roundup for June 9, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 1:54 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - 09/06/2010

Systems

- Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540 Notebook @ Hot Hardware

- XtremeGear HP1216B @ LANOC

Video/Monitor

- ASUS ROG Matrix 5870 Platinum Edition @ Lost Circuits

- Sapphire HD5550 Ultimate 1Gb @ LANOC

Audio/Media

- Edifier if350 for iPhone ans iPod @ Technic3D

- Creative World of Warcraft Wireless Headset @ Madshrimps

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Poll Results - Hot at Computex 2010

By: Cameron Wilmot | Trade Shows | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 1:45 CDT

Around 600 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you what was going to be hot at Computex Taipei 2010.

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Now that the big Asian computer show is done and dusted for another year, it was clear to see what was hot and the big focus was on tablets.

Having noted that though, TweakTown readers voted in USB 3.0 motherboards and devices as being the hottest thing at the show with 34% of the votes. Second place went to tablets which took 26% of the votes and following closely in third place with 20% of the votes went to Google Android devices.

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know are you going to buy an Apple iPhone 4? Let us know! Please go here to vote!

GIGABYTE Booth Shows A Well Rounded Product Offering

By: Chris Ramseyer | RAM | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 1:23 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - I am back home in the States but still have some Computex news bits to show you guys. First for this evening we have the GIGABYTE booth where the company was showing everything from motherboards and notebooks to server boards and servers.

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When we hear GIGABYTE we think awesome desktop motherboards or even USB 3.0 these days but they have been making parts for the entire industry for many years now. Here we see one of the latest workstation boards built for dual Xeon processors and sixteen memory modules.

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Making server boards is one thing but GIGABYTE also sells servers as well. Here we see two barebone servers that just need processors, memory and drives supplied by the customer.

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Gesture control in the works for front facing camera devices

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 @ 22:09 CDT
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Who needs a touchscreen to surf through webpages or flip through photos? The folks at EyeSight Technologies certainly don't. Through the use of the front-facing cameras available on phones like the Evo 4G and upcoming iPhone 4, mobile browsing can become as simple as waving your hand.

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Skype eager to work with Apple FaceTime for video calling

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 @ 21:30 CDT
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With the iPhone 4 offering FaceTime, which offers video call functionality albeit only over WiFi, it would make sense that this would allow Skype an opportunity to to get an elbow in on the iPhone segment. It seems this may be possible, as Skype confirmed to Pocket-lint.com that they "would welcome the opportunity to work with Apple."

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Are you eligible to upgrade to iPhone 4?

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 @ 20:20 CDT
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We know all of those on AT&T are itching to get their hands on the new iPhone 4, launching June 24th in US, France, Germany, the UK, and Japan. But do you know how long you have left on your contract? With the extended 6 month window being allowed for the launch price of the iPhone 4 ($199 for the 16gb version), I'll bet a lot of you are dreading waiting on hold for 20 minutes or more to talk to customer service to ask this simple question.

Fear not! The folks at AT&T have made this process painless. IF you've got your current AT&T phone handy, dial *639# and hit call. Give it a minute or two, then you'll receive a text within 5 minutes telling you if you're upgrade eligible. AT&T's Customer Support Center on their site also has "Check Upgrade Options" available under "Quick Links" for those who are reading this now and want to open another tab to check.

Android developers fix "missing app" problem

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 @ 16:58 CDT
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Since about Thursday, many Android phone owners and developers had been noticing many apps randomly disappearing from the Android Market. Many reports had been sent to Google with no response from them on the issue. It took until today with a post on the Google Android Developers Blog to announce the issue had been addressed and as of now, fixed.

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Nokia N8 video editing demonstrated

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 @ 16:12 CDT
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Do you HAVE to edit and post that video you just took of the kids at the zoo? The Nokia N8 has you covered. Nokia has released a video test driving the N8's latest features, with the video editor being at the forefront. It alls you to add photos and video to a storyboard, customize transitions and titles, cut down the size of clips, with a fairly easy to use interface that also allows you to pull vodeo and photos from a USB capable device with their "USB On-The-Go" feature.

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