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Pioneer unveils DDJ-S1 DJ controller for Serato ITCH software

Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Jan 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm CST

The gadget geek in me really wants to get my hands on one of these cool Pioneer DJ controllers. I spent my fair time scratching up my dad's records as a kid trying to scratch like RUN-DMC and never succeeded. The new line of DJ controllers is digital today with jog wheels that let you scratch with digital files.

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The latest controller for DJs for Pioneer is the DDJ-S2 for Serato ITCH. Serato ITCH software is included with the machine to allow you to play music using the controller from a laptop without having to use the keyboard. The S1 has a balanced XLR input/output for connection directly to professional PA gear and a microphone for talking over tracks. Other features of the controller include various other inputs and outputs.

The thing has a huge number of controls and buttons. It features an optimized audio circuit in the master output area to allow high sound quality. The controller also has needle search function to let the DJ skip through a song to a preferred playback point. The S1 will land in the UK soon for £1099.

Trendnet launches 3-port powerline networking adapter

Shane McGlaun | Networking | Jan 11, 2011 at 11:04 am CST

I have said before that in my home I can't get a decent WiFi signal to the living room. I can use powerline networking though but the catch is that I also need a hub or switch in the entertainment center because I have several things that need connectivity. Trendnet has a new adapter that will let me connect several items without needing a hub back there.

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The Trendnet TPL-305E is a 200 Mbps powerline network adapter than has three ports built in. That means that the one adapter can hook up your cable box, Blu-ray player, and your game console without needing other hardware. The adapter can be put on a network with up to 16 more adapters just like it.

The adapters have a one-touch connect button and support network security with AES encryption. The adapters will hit stores in February for $79.99 each. "TRENDnet's energy efficient TPL-305E adds to our growing portfolio of Powerline products," stated Sonny Su, Director of Technology for TRENDnet. "With the proliferation of networked devices in the home, users will benefit from the three networked ports on this powerful Powerline solution."

Verizon iPhone 4 a rumor no more

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Jan 11, 2011 at 10:20 am CST

That's right everyone, it's time to officially shut down the rumor mill. Verizon and Apple have teamed up this morning to officially announce what pretty much everyone thought has been in the works for a long time: The iPhone 4 is coming to Verizon.

Verizon iPhone 4 a rumor no more | TweakTown.com

Lowell McAdam, the COO of Verizon, teamed up with Apple COO Tim Cook this morning at a press conference in New York City to make the announcement. Stating that over a year's worth of testing has gone into making a CDMA iPhone happen in the U.S., Verizon is stating that their network is finally ready for the iPhone 4. Pre-orders are slated to begin on February 3rd with a full launch date, both online and in-store on February 10th. Prices will be $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB version and both will have mobile hotspot ability for tethering up to five devices.

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Dell Streak 7 tablet gets torn down on video

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Jan 11, 2011 at 10:10 am CST

The Dell Streak 7 was one of the hoards of tablets that landed at CES 2011 last week. The tablet was a bit strange in that unlike all the other cool tablets that were unveiled running Android 3.0 honeycomb, the Streak 7 used the older OS version with Android 2.2 Froyo. No one is particularly sure why Dell did that considering the tablet has the dual-core Tegra muscle inside to run the new tablet focused version of Android.

Dell Streak 7 tablet gets torn down on video | TweakTown.com

I am sure geeks interested in the Streak 7 are hoping that the tablet gets an update soon. Other than the OS, we know the tablet has Tegra 2 inside and a 7-inch screen among other things. The little rig landed in the hands of the gang at Tinhte.vn and they decided to gut the tablet for us to peruse.

It's always cool to me to see what's inside the gadgets we own without actually having to take our gear apart. You can see the teardown video below and get your daily dose of gadget porn.

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Queensland Floodings

Anthony Garreffa | Current Affairs | Jan 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm CST

Tragedy has hit Queensland, Australia - mass flash floodings have hit the state with the death toll currently at 13 with an unknown amount of people missing.

Queensland Floodings | TweakTown.com

There are various appeals and live Facebook feeds to visit and a scrolling message board at news.com.au - if you're in that area or know of people in that area, obviously you'll want to know that they're safe, there are various info lines and hot lines that you can call or visit.

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Battlefield 3 to be unveiled at GDC 2011

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jan 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm CST

EA are set to show off Battlefield 3 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March. EA will also have new game announcements as well as playable hands-on-time with upcoming titles.

Battlefield 3 to be unveiled at GDC 2011 | TweakTown.com

The titles that will be on show including Battlefield 3 will be Shadows of the Damned, Alice Madness Returns, Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning and Crysis 2.

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Elder Scrolls Skyrim gets screenshots and details

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jan 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm CST

Elder Scrolls Skyrim has a lot of ES fans licking their lips waiting for some screenshots or details, well, I have your fix right here. Check out a screenshot below of Skyrim!

Elder Scrolls Skyrim gets screenshots and details 505 | TweakTown.com

Looks great, doesn't it? There's a bunch of details released on it too, these details involve the story, enemies, the graphics engine, combat and weaponary, magic, cities, levels and skills, NPC's, quests and the player.

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Nintendo 3DS - rewards you for fitness in the form of "Game Coins"

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jan 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm CST

Nintendo sure like pushing that envelope of creativity and they've done it again! Nintendo's 3DS Coins is a step in the right direction for rewarding people for fitness.

Nintendo 3DS - rewards you for fitness in the form of Game Coins | TweakTown.com

Nintendo made a big splash with Wii Fit, it hit mainstream news pretty hard - it helped the overweight, the elderly, the people that would normally not want to walk around their neighbourhood doing fitness were now safe within the confines of their own houses, getting at least some fitness in.

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RumorTT: iPad 2 coming February 1st?

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Jan 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm CST

Rumors are flying fast that Apple are prepping the iPad 2 for a late January, early February release. Of course Apple have not confirmed any of the rumors, but when have they ever done that?

RumorTT: iPad 2 coming February 1st? | TweakTown.com

Founder of Digg, Kevin Rose, has stated that a source close to him is indicating a February 1st release. Other news on the iPad 2 is obviously the 'square' shape compared to the curvy design of the original (like the iPhone 3G/S to the iPhone 4). Also included in the rumor mill for the iPad 2 is a higher resolution display and dual cameras (front and back) for some FaceTime-action.

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Intel to pay NVIDIA $1.5 billion, also kiss and make up

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Jan 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm CST

NVIDIA and Intel are now playing nice. I'm guessing this is because AMD is about to open up a can of whoop ass on them (all the pun in the world intended there, you may remember the tattoo, etc).

Intel to pay NVIDIA $1.5 billion, also kiss and make up | TweakTown.com

NVIDIA and Intel have announced a new six year cross-licensing deal that will have Intel coughing up $1.5 billion over five years to NVIDIA, to gain access to their technology, while NVIDIA gain access to some of Intel's patents.

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