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SkyFire has already raked in nearly a million dollars in App Store sales

By Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Nov 10, 2010 07:34 pm CST

Hey Steve Jobs: you know that Flash thing that you keep telling people they don't need and refuse to support on your platform? It seems that Apple device owners have spoken; $2.99 at a time. SkyFire, the cross platform app that brings Flash video to devices that cannot play them via HTML 5 conversion, has raked in nearly a million dollars since its release this past weekend.

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Then again, if you look at it another way, Apple may come out as the shrewd one in this deal after they glean their 30% cut of App Store sales. iOS is the only platform that charges for the app, and SkyFire had to seriously scramble after having to pull the app only hours after release due to the overload on their servers. It looks like they've fully recovered and are currently living the high life.

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NVIDIA third quarter analysis

By Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Nov 10, 2010 07:30 pm CST

KitGuru have an analysis of NVIDIA's stock market performance, the results are a good read.

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A bit of a tease, shows that NVIDIA were once rolling in $1 billion revenue a quarter, which has seen a steady decline because of the 4xx series lacklustre performance. But, with the 460 banging the drums of success and the GTX580 now out - is this a turn for the better for NVIDIA?

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By Don Lynn | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Nov 10, 2010 07:22 pm CST

It looks like the line in the sand has officially been drawn between the big network TV companies and Google TV. has joined ABC, NBC, CBS, and sites like in blocking their content from being shown on Google TV enabled devices. joins the rest of the networks in Google TV blockade |

These blocks are also expected to happen on the Boxee Box, which is having its official unveiling this evening. Rumors have swirled about Google being in negotiations with the networks about solving this issue but nothing firm has been verified from either camp. It just seems a bit silly to have a setup that is dedicated to streaming TV that, well, can't play TV. Score once more for HTPC users, I suppose; at least until the hacking community finds a workaround.

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ThinkGeek offers iPad Bluetooth Keyboard case

By Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Nov 10, 2010 02:04 pm CST

Of all the online stores where you can find cool tech gear one of my favorites is ThinkGeek. It has all sorts of gadgets and some of the coolest geek toys on the planet. ThinkGeek has a bunch of stuff that is designed to work with Apple products and the latest offering is a new case for the iPad that has a Bluetooth keyboard inside. If you want to use your iPad like a netbook on the go, this is the perfect case for you.

ThinkGeek offers iPad Bluetooth Keyboard case |

The case is covered in black leather and it has a BT keyboard that is specifically designed to work with the iPad. The keyboard has a number of keys specifically linked to iPad functions like home, volume, search, and iPod functions. The only downside I can think of is that the keys look small. That said, they are sure to be better for lots of typing than the on screen keyboard.

The leather case has a magnetic flap closure and can be used to prop the iPad up in various angles for working or watching video. The case with the iPad inside weighs 2.75 pounds, the keyboard is powered by an internal battery that charges via USB, and the charge cable is included. The battery is good for up to 90 hours of continuous use so you should be able to go a long time on a single charge. You can order the thing for $59.99 right now.

Phosphor debuts World Time Watch with E-ink display

By Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Nov 10, 2010 01:04 pm CST

Very few of the people I know wear a watch any more. Most of us just use a mobile phone to tell what time it is when we need to. I do know a few folks that wear a wristwatch, but these guys are the fancy types that like fashion watches to show off. You have probably heard of E-Ink displays before, the tech is huge in the eReader market and other markets as well.

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The big benefit of E-ink tech is that the screens are very easy to read in direct sunlight and use very little power. I have had one of the Phosphor E-Ink watches in my hands before and the coolest thing about them is that you can choose the way the screen looks with different arrangements for the time and either black or white backgrounds. The numbers are easy to read the watches are really cool.

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New Xbox 360 Wireless Controller works with Windows 7

By Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Nov 10, 2010 12:08 pm CST

When it comes to gaming, some genres simply aren't good for use with game pads and controllers like the Xbox 360 uses from the perspective of PC gamers. Sure console gamers will argue that the gamepad on their Xbox 360 rocks for Call of Duty and some will even claim they will pwn PC gamers using a mouse and keyboard. The PC gamers out there know the score though.

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That said there are some games that many PC gamers like to play that plain suck on the keyboard and mouse control system. Games like racing sims and flying games are perfect examples. If you have one of the new Xbox 360 wireless controllers and you have a hankering to play a game on your Windows 7 PC that needs a controller you can use the Xbox wireless controller on your rig.

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Samsung crams tons of new display techs into FPD 2010 booth

By Shane McGlaun | Displays & Projectors | Nov 10, 2010 10:21 am CST

Each year there are a number of tech shows that go on all around the world to highlight specific types of gear. We all tend to focus on CES mostly here in the states, but over in Japan, one of the more interesting shows is usually FPD and this year's show is going now. The FPD show focuses on display tech and Samsung had some interesting displays inside its booth as the show.

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The Samsung booth had a 7-inch AMOLED screen that is expected to land in a table next year. The thing has a 1024 x 600 resolution with 16.7M colors and lots more. A dual screen clamshell device was spied in the booth that looks interesting with a couple 4.5-inch AMOLED screens inside with high contrast at 100K:1 and 300CD/m2 brightness. One of the coolest screens was the foldable display measuring 5.3-inches that folds in the middle and still packs nice specs.

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Zowie Gear outs new gaming keyboard called Celeritas

By Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Nov 10, 2010 10:00 am CST

Not all keyboards are up to the rigors of gaming. If you have ever tried to play a FPS or other game with a junk keyboard that shipped with a cheap PC you have seen more ghosting than most haunted houses and know exactly what I mean. When it comes to gaming keyboards, not all of them are created equal either. Many gamers lust after a gaming keyboard with mechanical keys more than one packed with macros and other features many won't use.

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A company called Zowie Gear has unveiled a new gaming keyboard with mechanical keys called the Celeritas. The company says that the keyboard is the perfect weapon for competition where response time and the ability to move freely are essential. The Celeritas is designed specifically for competitive gamers. The keyboard has 18K gold plated brown mechanical switched for increased durability and better feel.

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