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Christie announces new and very bright projectors in E-series value line

By: Shane McGlaun | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 10, 2010 @ 13:04 CDT

I think that we would be hard pressed to actually consider anything with the Christie name on it to be a value offering. Christie makes some of the best projectors anywhere, but they also tend to be some of the most expensive projectors around. You have probably seen a Christie projector in action at your local theater.


Christie has unveiled a new E-series of projectors that it considers the value line. The new series includes the DHD670-E and the DWU670-E. The projectors share the same basic features, but do differ in one key area. The common features include 1-chip DLP tech with up to 6,000 ANSI lumens of brightness and a 5000:1 contrast ratio. The dual mercury lamp configuration makes the projectors bright enough for large or medium size conference rooms and other locations

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OtterBox launches Commuter case for HTC Evo and Droid Incredible

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 10, 2010 @ 12:00 CDT

OtterBox makes some very robust cases to protect your smartphone and offers the cases for a bunch of different models. The company has some cases like its Defender series that are bulky and protect from dust and water in addition to drops and bumps. The company also offers a line of cases in the Commuter series that are not as bulky but don't offer protection for water.


OtterBox has announced that the Commuter series is now available for a couple of the popular HTC Android smartphones. The Commuter series cases now offer protection for the HTC EVO and the HTC Droid Incredible. The Evo case sells for $34.95 and the Droid case is out of stock right now so no price is offered. I would assume the Droid case to cost the same as the EVO case does.

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miniCASTER broadcasts live video to web from any camera

By: Shane McGlaun | | Posted: Sep 10, 2010 @ 11:10 CDT

My kids watch a lot of a TV show called iCarly where they send video out live over the web. If you have always wanted to host your own live web show of video blog, or even broadcast a live sporting event like a kid's football game a new device has surfaced that will let you do just that. The device is called the miniCASTER and it promises to stream live video to the web from any camera.


The miniCASTER can broadcast HD resolution video and can send that video out via landlines, cellular networks, or satellites. The manufacturer says that sending one hour of video using the device on a cellular network will cost in the area of $10. The device encodes the audio/video signal using H.264 in realtime. The H.264 format will work for a bunch of devices like the iPhone, iPad, and works for YouTube, and more.

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Vogel unveils new iPad mount system for different needs

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 10, 2010 @ 10:02 CDT

The iPad has been crazy popular all around the world with long waits to get the device in stores and Apple selling all that they can build. With the popularity of the iPad, there are a huge amount of accessories hitting the market every day for the tablet. The latest accessory for the iPad comes from a company called Vogel and it lets you mount the iPad in multiple locations.


The Vogel system starts with the Mount and Cover for iPad Starter Kit. This kit has a BaseCover that snaps onto the back of the iPad and sticks to a WallMount to hang the iPad on the wall. The WallMount can be attached to the wall and allows 360-degree rotation of the iPad. The company also has a CarMount that attaches inside the car to the supports for the headrests in modern vehicles.

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Deal of the Day: Surface Transducer Turns Virtually Anything Into A Speaker for $1.99 plus Shipping per Pair

By: Steve Dougherty | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 10, 2010 @ 2:54 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Parts Express - Surface Transducer Turns Virtually Anything Into A Speaker for $1.99 plus Shipping per Pair!.

Offer: Attach these to practically any surface and turn them into a speaker. Normally $22, right now, it's 91% off at just $1.99 plus shipping per pair. This was supposed to last until 9/5/10, but looks like they extended it.


Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Download of the Day: Google Chrome 7.0.517.0 Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Sep 10, 2010 @ 2:31 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 7.0.517.0 Beta.

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

One box for everything

Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.

Thumbnails of your top sites

Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

Incognito mode

Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.

Safe browsing

Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.

For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.


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Friday Morning Roundup for September 10, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Sep 10, 2010 @ 2:23 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - September 10th, 2010


- MSI 870A Fuzion Power Edition Preview @ Overclock3D

- Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme - Hands on Preview @ Overclock3D

- ASUS P7H55D-M EVO @ Pureoverclock

- ASRock 890GX Extreme4 @ Pureoverclock


- Samsung BX2350 LED Monitor @ Tweaknews

- ATI FirePro V9800 4GB @ Phoronix

- ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU 1 GB @ Techpowerup

- ECS Black GTX 460 @ tbreak

- Zotac GeForce GTX 460 @ Vortez UK

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Want to make your iPod Touch or iPhone more cuddly? Woogie can help

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 9, 2010 @ 22:41 CDT

Usually the release of an iPhone or iPod case is not news, but when said case turns your device into six-armed, squishy, fluffy device for your kids then we have to take a second look. Meet Woogie, "the Huggable Case and Media Player for iPod touch and iPhone."


The concept is simple enough: slide your iPod Touch or iPhone into the integrated sleeve with a transparent, touch sensitive screen. Woogie even has a battery powered built in speaker that you can plug into your device. Now you can turn your device into a huggable, lovable, Spongebob watching machine. Or you can make Apple/Cthulhu references.

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iOS 4.1 jailbroken already

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 9, 2010 @ 22:22 CDT

iOS 4.1 has been out all of about a day and a half now, and the industrious underground jailbreaking community has already managed to find their way around Apple's restrictions. Pod2g of the Chronic Dev Team has found a bootrom based exploit that allows the jailbreaking of all iOS 4.1 devices, including the new iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone 4.


The beauty of this particular exploit is that it is a low-level bootrom, which means that a firmware update cannot patch the leak and a change has to be made with a revised hardware version. It's still in the works and not for the faint of heart at this point, but we'll keep an eye out and see if this jailbreak becomes something that the "average user" may be willing to try.

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Google Voice poised to make a comeback to the App Store

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 9, 2010 @ 22:07 CDT

Google Voice on the iPhone has been MIA since July of 2009, when the official Google Voice application and two other supported apps were removed from the App Store. Apple has now released more specific guidelines on what would be rejected from the App Store which may have opened a window of re-entry of Google Voice into iPhoneLand.


Sean Kovacs, the developer of one of the previously removed apps GV Mobile, has applied for his app's reinstatement into the App Store since it does not seem to violate any of Apple's guidelines. Apple responded that he was welcome to reapply, which was encouraging considering that attempts before had only been met with silence. Kovacs received world from Apple that "it will most likely get back in," but nothing's ever for sure until you see it in the App Store.

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