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PlayStation Plus may be needed for Hulu Plus on PS3

By: Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 13:06 CDT

I will admit that there was nothing that PlayStation Plus offered that I wanted to buy. I know that many gamers are very excited about the service though.


What I was excited about was Hulu Plus on the PS3; I have wanted to watch Hulu on my big screen for a while now. Hulu Plus will land on the PS3 July 3 and apparently, PlayStation Plus will be required to use Hulu Plus.

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Cisco Flip with WiFi may land for Christmas

By: Shane McGlaun | | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 12:38 CDT

Cisco is mostly know for all the networking gear that it offers in the enterprise and other markets. It also has some interesting enterprise gear for video conferences. On the consumer front, the company owns the Flip camcorder line.


The Flip cameras are small and cheap camcorders designed to upload video to YouTube and other sharing sites. Cisco's Martin De Beer has talked to Computerworld and said that a Flip camcorder with WiFi built-in is in the works.

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Sony active-shutter 3D glasses ship separately

By: Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 12:04 CDT

If you have purchased one of the Sony 3D TV sets that either don't ship with 3D glasses or only had pair of the glasses, you can now get the active-shutter glasses you need alone.


As you can imagine, the Sony glasses are not cheap at $149 per pair. Even high-end Sony 3D TVs like the LX900 only have two sets of glasses so the family of four will need to spend another $300 to let everyone watch 3D.

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Lucasfilm says no to wicked Lasers Pro Arctic Plus laser

By: Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 11:30 CDT

A few weeks back wicked lasers pulled the wraps off an awesome blue laser that reminded many geeks of Star Wars. The laser carried a disclaimer that said it could instantly burn skin and blind users making me want it bad.


Lucasfilm has issues a cease and desist order to try and get Wicked to pull the laser off the market for looking like a lightsaber. This makes me only want one more honestly.

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Amazon Kindle on Woot for $149!

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 11:02 CDT

If you like the idea of an eReader, but have been holding out until the nice readers came down in price, this might be the day to buy. The original Amazon Kindle is on Woot for a steal.


The Kindle is selling for $149.99 plus $5 for shipping. The original device has a 6-inch screen, global wireless service, and is the real deal not a cheap knock off.

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Samsung Mobile Display tweaks AMOLED production for better screens

By: Shane McGlaun | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 10:04 CDT

Samsung Mobile Display makes all sorts of screens of their mobile phone industry. It also makes some of the more desirable AMOLED screens that some devices use.


SMD is talking up a new production line that will use new tech to improve the screen performance and the yields. The line is going to use a new substrate size that will allow for better yields and for larger screen sizes.

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Snapdragon dual-core felt up at UpLinq 2010

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 10:02 CDT

Those Qualcomm Snapdragon single core processors from smartphones running at around 1GHz have proven to be powerful and popular in smartphones and other devices. The gang at Netbook news has spent a bit of time with a new dual-core version of the Snapdragon.


The device was spied at UpLinq 2010 and the device using the dual-core processor is the MSM8860 handset. The device is set for some future launch date.

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Introducing a major change - TweakTown USA Edition!

By: Cameron Wilmot | TweakTown | Posted: Jul 1, 2010 @ 0:43 CDT

Not only today did we launch the TweakTown Australian Edition, we are also launching the TweakTown USA Edition!


For the longest time, most people have believed TweakTown to be an Australian website. And while that is partly true - TweakTown is owned by Australian company - TweakTown has always focused on an international audience. Because the United States is one of the biggest English speaking nations in the world and we have only ever published in the English language, naturally many of our readers come from the USA.

Today we bring you the TweakTown USA Edition which is focused on the North American market. For readers of TweakTown, you won't see many changes. In fact, everything will stay exactly the same except for some fancy branding so you know where you are. These changes were mostly done due to the people we work with in making TweakTown possible.

Due to an old school way of thinking by some, it is often thought that the web is still regional and not international, i.e. not bound by borders. When we work with hardware companies and advertisers, they have budgets they work with that are for certain regions and countries. The introduction of TweakTown USA (and TweakTown Australia) will make it much easier for them to determine where their review samples go to and how they support us in terms of advertising.

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Microsoft Kin on the chopping block

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 30, 2010 @ 23:18 CDT

After only about a month and a half on the market, reports are that Microsoft is pulling the plug on the Kin line of phones. The group that was working on the Kin is being teamed up with those working on Windows Phone 7.


Sales on the device were never as good as Microsoft had hoped after pouring years of development time and money into the pseudo-smartphones. Price cuts and heavy marketing couldn't save the phone from high plan costs associated with the device.

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