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iPad banned at Yankee Stadium

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: May 24, 2010 @ 22:11 CDT
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A report today was released that fans attending baseball games at Yankee Stadium in New York will have to leave their iPads at home. The stadium has a "no laptops" policy, which is a little odd since WiFi is available all over the complex. The argument came about when a fan attempting to attend a Red Sox/Yankees game at the complex was turned away due to having the iPad with her.

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iPhone 3GS 16GB to be available at Walmart for $97

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: May 24, 2010 @ 21:40 CDT
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Walmart has announced that their stores in the U.S.will be selling the 16GB iPhone 3GS for $97, which is $100 under the current retail price, starting on Tuesday. It is being said that the 3G iPhone 8GB, which has been retailing for $99, will no longer be shipped to stores so the 3GS looks like it will be sliding into the affordable sub-$100 phone and making room for the next-gen iPhone 4, expected to be officially announced during WWDC 2010 when Steve Jobs gives the keynote speech on June 7th.

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LG Windows 7 phone viewed at Microsoft Innovation Centre

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: May 24, 2010 @ 19:48 CDT

Last week the folks at the Microsoft Innovation Centre got their hands on a prototype of LG's latest and great smartphone codenamed Panther.

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This Windows 7 based smartphone has been rumored to be around for a bit now and the MIC guys were allowed to test it to test Windows 7 applications in Singapore on an actual device as opposed to an emulator.

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MIT invents cheap gesture based computing tech

By: Shane McGlaun | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 24, 2010 @ 14:06 CDT

Gesture and touch based computing is growing in popularity and in use around the world. Many notebooks and laptops today come with track pads that support gestures and many phones and computers use touch screens as well.

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MIT has developed a cheap way to get Minority Report style gesture computing by having the user wear some crazy bright gloves with splotches of color on them. The computer recognizes the colors and can tell what gesture is being made by the color scheme.

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Samsung unveils 19-inch transparent AMOLED

By: Shane McGlaun | Displays & Projectors | Posted: May 24, 2010 @ 13:08 CDT

Samsung has been working on all manner of screens and LCD tech for a long time. The company is one of the world's largest producers or LCD panels and those panels make their way into many other brands of TVs and computers.

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Samsung has unveiled the world's largest transparen't AMOLED screen. The screen is 19-inches and you can see through the image and the screen to what is behind it.

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Get to know 3DMark 11 with this Fact Sheet from Futuremark

By: Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards | Posted: May 24, 2010 @ 11:43 CDT

Along with the Deep Sea tech demo video that was just released by Futuremark, the Finish developers have also released a 3DMark 11 Fact Sheet to press which goes into plenty of detail about explaining the inner details of the next big DX11 3D benchmark that is due out probably around the September timeframe this year.

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Grab it here and have a read if you are interested. It is a 2.4MB PDF file.

HP expands battery recall to 54K more units

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: May 24, 2010 @ 11:06 CDT

HP has expanded the battery recall it issued originally back in May of 2009. The battery recall covered 70,000 units when first issued due to a risk of overheating and fire.

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Last week HP announced that it was expanding the recall to cover another 54,000 units in multiple notebook lines from HP and Compaq. The recall this time is also due to potential overheating and fire hazard.

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NVIDIA launches 256 series drivers

By: Shane McGlaun | Video Cards | Posted: May 24, 2010 @ 11:04 CDT

NVIDIA is always hard at work on drivers to make their video cards more stable and perform better. A bad driver can make a great GPU look like trash in the eyes of the gamer.

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NVIDIA has announced its new 256 Family drivers are now available. The new version is 257.15 beta and it is available for GeForce and ION GPUs. The WHQL certified version of the drivers are planned for launch in early June.

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OCZ offers up new 400GB and 480GB Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs

By: Shane McGlaun | Storage | Posted: May 24, 2010 @ 10:34 CDT

OCZ pulled the wraps off its new line of Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs a while back. The company also makes a full range of other SSDs. OCZ has announced a couple new capacity SSDs today.

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The Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSD series now get drives with storage capacities of 400GB and 480GB. There were 400GB versions offered when the two lines initially launched.

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