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iPad outselling Macs; nipping at iPhone's heels

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: May 20, 2010 @ 21:08 CDT
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Apple's iPad is popular. While this is not exactly news, the data shown that Apple's iPad is selling 200,000 units a week while Macs are only pacing 110,000 a week is. The new tablet is outselling the rest of the Mac lineup combined and nipping at the heels of the 245,000 units per week the iPhone are garnering according to a report by RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky.

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Samsung bracing for huge growth in smartphone market

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: May 20, 2010 @ 19:52 CDT
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Lee-Woo-jong, vice president of marketing at Samsung Mobile Display, spoke at the Global Technology Summit and had confident words for the future of Samsung in the booming smartphone market. Samsung ranks as the largest display maker for mobile devices in the world and the biggest maker of the AM-OLED display screen that is becoming used more and more in next generation devices due to it being thinner, less power hungry, and having better image quality than previous generation models.

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Motion Computing unveils new rugged tablet computers

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: May 20, 2010 @ 16:42 CDT

Rugged computers are really important in many environments. For instance in the medical industry where users are up and moving around all day machines are prone to be dropped. This is the environment where you tend to find many rugged tablets because they can be used with one hand and are able to survive some drops.

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Motion Computing has announced a pair of new rugged tablet PCs with new features and more performance. The new models include the F5v Tablet PC and C5v MCA. Both of the machines are the first slate tablets to have Intel Core vPro processors inside.

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Poll Results - Who makes the best Internet browser?

By: Cameron Wilmot | Software | Posted: May 20, 2010 @ 15:50 CDT

We saw a better voting turn out this week - you folks lifted your game. Over 1,800 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you who makes the best Internet browser.

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Somewhat matching our website traffic reports (and in hindsight thinking this poll will be a little skewed), TweakTown readers voted that Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, make the best Internet browser. It took 51% of the votes compared to 47% of our readers who use Firefox to access this website.

In second place came Google for its Chrome browser and it ended up taking 24% of the votes compared to 15% of our readers who use Chrome here. Third place went to Opera for its browser who took 11% of the votes compared to the 5% of our readers who use Opera and Opera Mini.

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Intel Atom CE4100 to power upcoming Google TV boxes and televisions

By: Cameron Wilmot | HT & Movies | Posted: May 20, 2010 @ 14:56 CDT

Even though Intel unveiled its Atom CE4100 formerly codenamed "Sodaville" processor some eight or nine months ago at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on September 24 last year, it still seems like it will be a little time yet before we see its mass adoption in the market.

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Through some careful digging on Intel's press pages, we have just discovered that the Intel Atom CE4100 media processor will power all of the upcoming Google TV boxes and televisions with the new web-TV enabling technology embedded.

Intel's Atom CE4100 part is built around 45nm process technology and is able to work at up to 1.2GHz. However, at this stage, it is unclear at what speed the chip will be required to run at for the Google TV application that is coming to a lounge room screen...

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Crucial Releases RealSSD C300 Firmware (again)

By: Chris Ramseyer | Storage | Posted: May 20, 2010 @ 14:44 CDT
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After a brief stumble with the first release of the firmware 0002 that left a handful of users locked out of their drives Crucial is ready to give it another go. An hour ago we recieved word that the new update tool is ready for mass consumption so users can update their RealSSD C300 drives to the latest 0002 FW that has working TRIM.

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Moshi alarm clock is controlled by your voice

By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Posted: May 20, 2010 @ 14:00 CDT

I have been through a bunch of alarm clocks over the last year or so reviewing different products. One of the things that I don't like about a lot of clocks is that the buttons aren't backlit so you can't really see them in a dark room.

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Moshi has a new alarm clock called the Voice Control Digital Clock Radio that you don't need buttons for, you can control it with your voice. The user can say "Hello Moshi" and then set the time by voice, get the clock to say the time aloud using your voice, or set the alarm by voice.

Even the snooze can be turned on by using your voice and the radio can be turned on too. The clock has a pair of stereo speakers and three presets each for AM and FM tuners. The FM tuner is digital and the clock can be purchased now for $69.99.

Logitech CEO on Google TV: "Watching TV will never be the same"

By: Cameron Wilmot | HT & Movies | Posted: May 20, 2010 @ 13:31 CDT

Logitech is one of the key partners in the Google TV platform that is due out in the form of HDTVs and devices this fall.

Logitech's role in the platform is to provide a Google TV companion box as well as accessories to enrich the whole experience of this new and improved web TV from your couch. As Junien Labrousse, Executive VP Products of Logitech recently explained in a video just uploaded to YouTube (below), Logitech will not only provide a companion box that leverages the famous and popular Harmony Remote technology, but included in the package will be a controller that is said to be optimized for the Google TV experience that combines a compact keyboard, remote control and touch pad.

Read on for more and a couple of interesting videos.

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Lego Pac-Man arcade game plays all sorts of 80's games

By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Posted: May 20, 2010 @ 13:08 CDT

I was in elementary school in the 80's and we had Lego's in the room for playtime. We often built guns and cars with them and fought over the wheels and little men. The 80's were also the heyday for arcade gaming like Pac-Man.

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Some geeks at Big Ben Bricks have put two of my favorite things from the 80's into one device, and it actually works. The contraption is a video game cabinet that is made from Lego blocks and it actually plays 80's arcade games like Donkey Kong.

The cabinet has a Jamma 48-1 board inside letting it play all kinds of arcade classics like Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and more. I doubt it would stand up to an irritated player bashing the buttons.