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Flash ported from Android to iPad

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 @ 12:04 CDT

One of the big shortcomings of the iPhone and iPad in many users opinions is the fact that the devices lack support for Flash. Steve Jobs is not likely to ever allow Flash on Apple devices so users are left with support for the most widely used video format online.


The dude who designed the Sprint untethered jailbreak tool has developed a way to port Flash from Android to the iPad. The catch is that the iPad has to be jailbroken.

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IBM installs hot water cooled supercomputer in Zurich

By: Shane McGlaun | Computer Systems | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 @ 11:04 CDT

Most computer enthusiasts know that when you are ready to really push it with overclocking you have to move from air cooling to more effective methods like liquid cooling. Liquid is a much more effective cooling method than air.


IBM has applied liquid cooling to its supercomputers and announced recently that it has installed a new liquid cooled supercomputer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich dubbed Aquasar. The supercomputer uses 40% less energy than a comparable air cooled machine.

The machine is cooled using waste hot water that the university uses for heating its buildings. The use of waste hot water reduces the machines carbon footprint by up to 85%. The hot water is up to 60C and after it is used to directly cool the CPUs, it can reach 65C.

AT&T proposes settlement for class action suits related to billing

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 @ 10:04 CDT

AT&T has been in more legal hot water than we can keep up with over the years. Much of these legal issues result from the company's business practices such as the class action suit that originated with AT&T billing practices.


AT&T has proposed a settlement to a class action suit relating to its business practices. The suit was filed over charges for mMode data service, ENH Discount International Dial, out-of-cycle billing, and the universal connectivity charge.

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Download of the Day: Alcohol 120%

By: Steve Dougherty | Storage | Posted: Jul 4, 2010 @ 23:19 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is Alcohol 120%

Alcohol 120%, is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. In addition, the program lets you store your most used CDs as images on your computer, so you can call them up at the click of a button. Now includes Pre-Mastering function and support for Blu-ray format.

Home users make backup copies of their game CDs and movie DVDs*, allowing the kids to treat multimedia disks roughly, without destroying their value.

Librarians and school administrators use Alcohol 120% burning software to archive their institutions' collections of recordable media, protecting themselves against the daily wear and tear that damages discs.

Business users use Alcohol 120% burning software to make duplicate backup copies of software titles, ensuring that they will continue to have access to their licensed software, even if their physical CDs become damaged and unusable.

With Alcohol 120% burning software, you no longer have to worry about CDs or DVDs* getting lost, stolen, or damaged. Duplicate discs work just like the originals, and your entire collection can be archived safely.

This download is for a 30 day trial.


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Deal of the Day: Cavalry CAUG 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive - Yellow - for $59.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | Storage | Posted: Jul 4, 2010 @ 23:14 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the - Cavalry CAUG 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive - Yellow - for $59.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping.

Offer: has this 500GB USB 2.0 portable 2.5" hard drive for just $59.99 after $20 mail in rebate (expiring 7/15/10). Shipping is FREE.


Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Saturday Morning Roundup for July 2, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 @ 22:33 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - 03/07/2010


- ASRock Core-100HT Intel i3-330M HTPC @ Benchmark Reviews

- Alienware M17x Laptop @ Hardware Heaven


- AMD Series 8 Mainboard Roundup with Asus, Foxconn and Sapphire @ Technic3D

- Foxconn Inferno Katana GTI @ TweakPC


- Intel Core i7 875K @ Hardware Overclock

- Athlon II X4 640 vs. Core i3 530 CPU @ Hardware Secrets

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HTC Incredible spotted with WiFi hotspot app; 720p recording

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 @ 18:12 CDT

It's quite possible that the Droid Incredible, a phone many are still waiting for due to massive backordering, may become a lot more capable without having to update to Froyo. An Incredible with 720p camera capability and a 3G hotspot app was photographed by a member of AndroidForums.

This is definitely a leg up for the Incredible, which gives it nearly the same capability of its big brother the EVO 4G. No one is quite sure why the Incredible was not given these abilities at launch but hopefully a firmware update to bring out these abilities will come soon. Then again, there will be tons of people happy to get their hands on an Incredible at all.

iPhone 4 shows too many signal bars; Apple 'stunned'

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 @ 18:00 CDT

It seems that the real reason has been found behind he iPhone 4's "losing bars" problem: a "totally wrong" formula to show how many bars of signal strength they are getting. This is the reason Apple has stated behind the large signal strength drop shown by holding the phone on the antenna.


Most sites, including Tweaktown, reported a couple of days ago the Anandtech report on the formula woes of the iPhone 4's antenna drop due to the formula used to show the signal strength on the display and the problems that it could cause. "Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place," the company said in a statement.

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InstaLoad battery technology does away with positive and negative sides

By: Don Lynn | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Jul 2, 2010 @ 17:44 CDT

Ever say a few choice words after installing eight batteries into a device and having to redo it because you stuck one in the wrong way? Microsoft is looking to save you from that kind of hassle with InstaLoad, a new battery technology that will allow you to install batteries without having to worry about those pesky positive and negative signs. Instaload's patented contact design doesn't require expensive circuitry or drain battery power while sitting on the shelf and will be compatible with most of the battery types you use every day: CR123, AA, AAA, C or D size.

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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.


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.