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Deal of the Day: $500 Off Fujitsu T1010 Tablet PC Coupon! Tablet T1010 for Only $799 with Free Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Posted: May 27, 2010 @ 3:05 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Fujitsu Direct Store - $500 Off Fujitsu T1010 Tablet PC Coupon! Tablet T1010 for Only $799 with Free Shipping!.

Offer: The coupon works on 2 specific tablets, one of which gives you a Fujitsu Tablet for just $799!! You're getting the Fujitsu LifeBook T1010 Tablet PC with a 13.3" WXGA touch screen display with an integrated webcam, Intel Core 2 P8600 processor, 2GB of memory, 120GB hard drive, Atheros WLAN 802.11a/g/n, Bluetooth, and 1 year INTERNATIONAL warranty. You also get a pack of replacement stylus and screen protectors. Choose the 2nd one from the top, $1399 with $100 savings = $1299. For the additional $500 off, please use coupon code: FAOUTLET6 (expires 6/3/10)

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Update: The coupon works on the "$1499" version of this LifeBook T1010 Tablet PC as well. It was $1599, which drops to $1499 thanks to the current promo, and then you use the coupon to knock another $500 off bringing your new total to just $999.

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Thursday Morning Roundup for May 27, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: May 27, 2010 @ 2:14 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - 27/05/2010

Motherboard

- ASRock 890GX Extreme3 with BIOS Version P1.80 Review Update @ OCInside

- ASUS P6X58D-E: Intel X58 board with SATA 6 and USB 3.0 @ InsideHW

- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Video/Monitor

- Geforce 257.15 review: Better performance and higher quality - plus: Nvidia interview @ PCGamesHardware

- Zotac GTX 480 @ KitGuru

- World-Exclusive: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 Amp! Edition @ Techpowerup

- Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD Radeon HD 5870 Videocard @ PCStats

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GPS system upgrade and overhaul underway

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: May 26, 2010 @ 21:26 CDT
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Does anyone actually remember breaking out one of those huge foldout maps to figure out which road or highway you needed to take to get where you are going? Global Positioning System (GPS) technology has flooded the market, from standalone GPS devices like TomToms to in-dash navigation in your vehicle to using your phone to figure out where you are and where you are going.

Now it is reported that the U.S. government is pumping 8 billion dollars into GPS system enhancements that will expand the range, improve the accuracy, and improve the reliability of GPS technology. This is no small feat: 24 new satellites are planned to replace the current satellites that make up the current system one at a time. The first satellite in the new system has just been launched this past weekend with the complete upgrade not scheduled to be done until 2021.

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Taptu introduces mobile Touch Web Directory

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: May 26, 2010 @ 20:52 CDT
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With all of the new touchscreen based smartphones and tablets coming out, some sites are still not optimized for this technology. Browsing some of these sites can be a hassle. Taptu is trying to ease some of your internet browsing frustrations with their Touch Web Directory, a search device to help users find "touch friendly web" sites that are optimized for touchscreens.

Taptu allows a user to search by featured touch sites and by category. There are 19 categories and 135 subcategories including Sports, Social, News, Entertainment, and more. It also allows sharing of content via social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter, and allows a small preview of sites before visiting them. This looks to be a great way to both discover new sites and take a fresh look at old favorites.

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iPad "killing netbooks," according to survey

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: May 26, 2010 @ 19:42 CDT
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Retrevo, a consumer electronics site, recently surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers and found that the iPad's popularity is taking a toll on netbook sales. When interested parties were asked whether they were planning on buying an iPad or a netbook 78 percent, or a little more than 3 out of 4, said they would choose the iPad while 22 percent favored a netbook.

Laptops are still staying popular with buyers as well, with 65 precent of people surveyed who were planning to make a mobile PC purchase this year said they would favor a regular laptop over a netbook.

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Yahoo! and Nokia join forces in the mobile market

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: May 26, 2010 @ 17:59 CDT
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Nokia and Yahoo have announced that they will be striking a partnership to create cross platform opportunities for both companies. Yahoo is expected to become the global provider of Nokia's Ovi e-mail and messaging services, while Nokia will power Yahoo's map service online and on all of their mobile devices.

With this deal Nokia, who has already partnered with Microsoft to offer Office products like Word and Excel on certain models of mobile devices, is continuing to target users who need enterprise features. Yahoo is looking to bolster their map and navigation features, and this partnership makes sense as Yahoo currently uses maps from Navteq who is owned by Nokia.

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Droid Incredible shortages continue

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: May 26, 2010 @ 17:08 CDT
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The Droid Incredible has arrived with rave reviews from most outlets. Unfortunately, not everyone who wants one has been able to get their hands on one, as waiting lists are growing and some pre-orders still have not been shipped.

Lowell McAdam of Verizon Wireless told people at the Barclays Capital conference today that component shortages were to blame for the unavailability of the Incredible. The major component to blame seems to be the Samsung AMOLED display which is becoming a popular display for many high end smartphones being released. McAdam reported that with enough supply that twice the number of Incredibles could have been sold.

It's being reported that these shortages could last into next year, which means getting your hands on the latest phones will continue to be quite a challenge.

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Sony unveils crazy thin rollable OLED display

By: Shane McGlaun | Displays & Projectors | Posted: May 26, 2010 @ 14:06 CDT

Displays today on our phones and computers are ridged devices that would break readily before they would bend. The ridged display has a lot to do with how small a particular device can be made.

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Sony has unveiled its latest creation today that is a flexible OLED display that can be rolled to a diameter of only 4mm while showing moving pictures. The breakthrough was made possible by using a new organic semiconductor called PXX that is easier to build with.

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Beastly notebook supports SLI and Crossfire…drool

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: May 26, 2010 @ 13:38 CDT

Gaming notebooks are a breed of their own. They offer good performance buy cost a ton and have atrocious battery life for the most part. Often you can buy a very nice and better performance gaming desktop for the same price.

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The world's first notebook with support for both SLI and Crossfire has been unveiled. The beast is called the Panther 2.0 from Eurocom and has a 17.3-inch screen, 24GB of RAM, 4TB of storage, USB 3.0 ports, and more.

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NVIDIA plans to keep GTX 470 going

By: Shane McGlaun | Video Cards | Posted: May 26, 2010 @ 13:06 CDT

The rumor mill is always speculating on what products are coming to market along with products that will be killed off. The rumor mill of late has been speculating that NVIDIA might be ready to end the GTX 470's run despite it being new.

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The Tech Report reports that NVIDIA has stated it has no plans to kill off the GTX 470. NVIDIA mentioned the good, better, best arrangement for the Fermi line making the GTX 470 the better offering in the mix.

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