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Sony Dash now useable worldwide

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 21:57 CDT

The Sony Dash, Sony's "personal internet viewer," has up until now only been able to work in the U.S. That restriction has been lifted, so now the Dash can be used worldwide. The Dash is a 7" touchscreen device that uses tons of apps to give you a ton of the most used internet items like social networking and Youtube all in a snap. It's also one of the most expensive, but coolest, alarm clocks you'll ever lay your hands on.

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Sony does warn that "many providers automatically geo-filter their content so your experience with your Dash may vary depending on your location." Chumby, the app store used with the Dash, is also U.S. exclusive still so there will be no new apps grabbed while abroad.

Deal of the Day: Sharp AQUOS LC-46LE700UN 46-inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV - $929.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 21:42 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Home - Sharp AQUOS LC-46LE700UN 46-inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV - $929.99 Shipped Free.

Offer: Dell Daily Deal! Get the Sharp AQUOS LC-46LE700UN 46-inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV for just $929.99 shipped free! It features a Full HD 1920x1080p resolution, LED backlight, 120Hz refresh, 550 cd/m2 brightness, 4ms response, and more!

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Thursday Evening Roundup for July 1, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 21:39 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - 02/07/2010

Motherboard

- ASUS P7H55D-M EVO @ Overclockers Club

- Gigabyte X58A-UD3R: USB 3.0, SATA 6G @ Hot Hardware

- BIOSTAR X58 TPower Motherboard @ Motherboards.org

CPU

- AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.80 GHz @ Techpowerup

- Overclocking the AMD 1055T - 3700mhz out of the box @ Kitguru

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Verizon giving free gifts to those still waiting for the Incredible

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 21:09 CDT
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A lot of people are still waiting, patiently or not, for their new HTC Incredibles to show up at their Verizon stores or at their front doors and still haven't received them due to the AMOLED screen shortage plaguing a lot of the new high end phones that are using them. Verizon has reportedly begun sending letters to these customers apologizing for the delay and kicking them a little bonus; a $25 USD Verizon gift card. This is a nice little gesture by the company who still doesn't have a solid date on more shipments coming; advising a possible additional seven business day delay to their previous receipt date. At least you'll be able to shopping for a case or car charger while you wait.

Amazon Kindle DX preorders open; shipping July 7th

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 20:40 CDT

Amazon has started taking preorders for their new and improved Kindle e-reader, known as the Kindle DX. People that have been looking forward to this device will also appreciate the serious price cut that has been announced as well; down from the original $489 USD to $379.

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This is just one of the many price drops the e-reader market has seen as they try to stay viable in a tablet encrazed market. The Kindle DX boasts 50% better contrast than the previous Kindle for easier reading, a 9.7" screen, 3G Wireless connectivity, text to speech, and a battery that can go up to two weeks when using the Kindle as a reader only device.

Yahoo! brings apps to Android

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 17:40 CDT
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Yahoo! has announced an Android app for Messenger and email as well as a search function for your phone's home screen. The apps do pretty much exactly what you're used to with few surprises: the Mail app lets you organize, check, and send email from your Yahoo! account, the Messenger app allows you to use Yahoo! IM over your phone to send instant messages or SMS if you live in a country that supports it, and the Search widget lets you use Yahoo! search functions by either typing or by voice.

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WoW closed beta for Cataclysm expansion begins

By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 14:38 CDT

Gamers around the world are addicted to WoW and spend untold hours playing the game each day. If you are a huge fan of the game, you will be glad to hear that the closed beta for the next expansion pack has started.

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The next expansion is called Cataclysm and Blizzard has started issuing invites to gamers to be part of the beta. Invites will be sent to a wide range of players with Battle.net accounts.

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Pixel Qi sunlight readable display available for DIY users

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 14:04 CDT

It's easier than most of us want to admit to break the screen on a netbook. If you use your netbook outdoors a lot you have probably noticed that the screen is hard to read as well.

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If you are tired of straining to read you netbook or just want a screen easier to read in sunlight, the Pixel Qi display is now available as a DIY product. The screen will fit most 10.1-inch netbooks.

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PopBox delayed until late July

By: Shane McGlaun | HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 13:32 CDT

The Syabas PopBox was on display back during CES and the thing looked pretty darn cool. If you were among the many that were eagerly waiting for it to launch so you could buy, we have a bit of bad news for you.

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The thing was up for preorder back in April at Amazon and now we hear that the PopBox has been delayed until July 23. Apparently, the culprit is the software, not the firmware for the device.

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PlayStation Plus may be needed for Hulu Plus on PS3

By: Shane McGlaun | HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 13:06 CDT

I will admit that there was nothing that PlayStation Plus offered that I wanted to buy. I know that many gamers are very excited about the service though.

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What I was excited about was Hulu Plus on the PS3; I have wanted to watch Hulu on my big screen for a while now. Hulu Plus will land on the PS3 July 3 and apparently, PlayStation Plus will be required to use Hulu Plus.

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