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Friday Morning Roundup for July 30, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Jul 30, 2010 @ 2:36 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - July 30, 2010

Motherboard

- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard @ ixbtlabs

- MSI 890FXA-GD70 AMD 890FX Motherboard @ Legit Reviews

- X58 Motherboard Roundup July 2010 @ Hardware Heaven

- Gigabyte H55N Mini-ITX Motherboard @ Ninjalane

Memory

- Crucial Ballistix Tracer (LED) DDR3-1600 4Gb Kits @ Funkykits

- Kingston HyperX blu KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX @ Overclockers Club

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Jailbreak Matrix has your roadmap to jailbreaking

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 @ 23:33 CDT

Want to take a dive into the newly legalized jailbreaking of your Apple product but confused on where to start? Jailbreak Matrix has a roadmap to get you on your way to the joys of jailbreaking.

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Jailbreak Matrix has posted a huge chart covering the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and all of the possible firmware for each. Combining that with possible baseband and boot loaders, you end up with the tools needed and version of iTunes you can use for a jailbreak with a higher possibility of success. They even hook you up with a step by step process to make the process as easily as possible. Just remember, nothing is guaranteed and you're voiding your warranty……if you care about that sort of thing.

Android 2.2 update for EVO 4G possibly coming as early as tomorrow

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 @ 23:29 CDT

It was reported yesterday that the Android 2.2 "Froyo" update would be rolling out of HTC today, and that may have been exactly what happened. According to some internal Sprint communication peeked at by Engadget, the Froyo update for the EVO 4G Froyo update may be download ready as early as tomorrow.

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The upgrade coming to the EVO seems to have a lot more to offer than the expected Froyo releases, as new widgets, 720p ligh assisted video, video capture improvement, and a flashlight mode for the LED flash are on the table as well. While this update may shutdown the hack that allows your EVO to act as a free mobile hotspot, the upgrades would seem to be worth it. More tomorrow when/if the download comes available.

Canadian iPhone 4 info finally out ahead of tomorrow's launch

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 @ 20:36 CDT

While it's been known that the iPhone 4 is launching in Canada, among other countries, tomorrow the details on plans have been sketchy. With only a few hours to go, plans have finally come unveiled from Rogers; the first carrier bringing the iPhone 4.

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First off, the Canadian iPhone 4 will be hitting shelves at a lower price that it came to the U.S.; $159 for the 16GB and $269 for the 32GB, although Rogers requires a three year contract for that price. Their $30 plan for 6GB of data is back, and for an extra $20 you can share that data between your iPad and your new iPhone. Bell's iPad sharing plan is rumored to be only $10. So get ready to line up, everyone; and don't forget to ask about your free bumper or case.

RIM grabs "BlackPad.com;" tablet rumors begin anew

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 @ 20:15 CDT

Following in the footsteps of HP trademarking "PalmPad" for their expected new tablet, RIM has purchased the domain name "BlackPad.com" in a move that is starting more chatter about the rumored Blackberry tablet that RIM has still not leaked a whole lot about to this point.

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The tipoff came from someone doing a WHOIS search on a domain sating that RIM purchased the name only a few days ago. The domain has been owned by quite a few people since 2002, so RIM had to go and find the owner and take it off their hands. Whether it's the pre-production codename or what we'll see on retail packaging, the folks at Blackberry are making sure they've got this little marketing tool in their pocket.

YouTube upload limit increased to 15 minutes

By: Don Lynn | Online Video | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 @ 17:55 CDT

Ten minutes wasn't long enough to show off your Final Fantasy play through or mad breakdancing skills on YouTube? You've now got an extra five minutes worth of video time now. YouTube announced today that the upload limit had been extended from the very familiar ten minutes to fifteen minutes.

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Following through on the most requested feature on the video upload size, Youtube credits its "Content ID" copyright violation removal technology for the ability to increase the limit. Joshua Siegel, YouTube product manager for upload and video management, stated in his blog post announcing the change: "Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today."

OWC offers RAM upgrades for new iMacs

By: Shane McGlaun | RAM | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 @ 14:04 CDT

Apple announced some new and updated gear recently and among those items were updated iMac AIO computers. There are many people out there who order machines with the minimum RAM available to save some money.

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If you ordered your iMac this way OWC has announced that it now has RAM updates ready for the new iMac machines. You can get a single 2GB DIMM for $59.99, a pair of those 2GB DIMMs will cost you $117.99.

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Custom steampunk flash drive is actually for sale

By: Shane McGlaun | Storage | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 @ 13:10 CDT

I am not a huge fan of steampunk. I like the attention to detail that I see in some of the products and the overall cool factor. I would never use a steampunk product though, I like my tech to look high tech.

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If you like steampunk gear, but aren't able to build your own you can buy this interesting steampunk flash drive. The drive is made from real wood along with lots of brass and a small gauge.

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Samsung HMX-E10 pocket size full HD camcorder

By: Shane McGlaun | | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 @ 12:04 CDT

I just mentioned that Samsung debuted a new point and shoot camera called the ST80 that has WiFi. Samsung has also unveiled a new small full HD camcorder called the HMX-E10.

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The new camcorder has a 2.7-inch touchscreen and packs in 2x digital zoom. Video is stored to microSD cards and the camera has USB and HDMI connectivity. Video is recorded in full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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Samsung ST80 digital camera gets WiFi

By: Shane McGlaun | | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 @ 11:02 CDT

Samsung has a bunch of digital cameras in its line that are in all price points and have a myriad of features. The latest camera to be offered up by the Korean firm is the ST80.

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The ST80 has a 14.2MP sensor and packs in WiFi. That WiFi connectivity will allow the user to share images with family and friends anywhere. Of course, any camera can do that with the addition of an EyeFi SD card.

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