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Sceptre E420BV-F120 42-inch LED backlit HDTV launches

Shane McGlaun | Displays & Projectors | Oct 27, 2010 at 11:04 am CDT

Sceptre is generally associated with small screen TVs and display for computers. Most of its offerings that are for watching TV can be used as a computer screen as well. Generally, the company is associated with displays for computer users that have interesting case colors like chrome or pink. The company also makes dedicated TVs as well with its latest offering being the new 42-inch LED TV you see below.

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The new TV sells for $1299 making it affordable considering the huge amount of connectivity the set has and the fact that it is LED backlit. The screen offers full HD 1080p resolution and has a 6.5ms response time. Response times don't mean much, but the screen should be fast enough to have no issues with motion blur when gaming or watching your favorite shows.

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iBUYPOWER offers up three new gaming desktops with AMD 6800 video cards inside

Shane McGlaun | | Oct 27, 2010 at 10:02 am CDT

Each time a new video card hits the market we can expect a rush of individual companies tossing their own branded versions of the card onto the market and computer makers announcing new systems using the video card. This is the case with the AMD HD 6800 family video cards that were unveiled last week. The cards are now being crammed inside some nice gaming rigs from iBUYPOWER.

iBUYPOWER offers up three new gaming desktops with AMD 6800 video cards inside | TweakTown.com

iBUYPOWER has a wide range of machines that span the gap from affordable gaming desktops and notebooks to high-end machines that only well-heeled gamers can afford. The newest additions to the line are affordable machines and include the Gamer Mage D295, the Gamer Mage D335, and the Gamer Paladin F820. The D295 is an AMD powered rig running a liquid cooled Athlon II X4 640 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and the new HD 6850 video card. The desktop also has a Blu-ray drive inside and a 700W PSU for $899.

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Apple has delayed the white iPhone 4 until spring 2011

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Oct 26, 2010 at 11:55 pm CDT

Apple has always had a problem with getting both colors of the iPhone out at once - and the iPhone 4 is no exception.

Apple has delayed the white iPhone 4 until spring 2011 | TweakTown.com

Apple has officially pushed back a white-colored release of the iPhone 4 until spring 2011 - they won't say why, but there have supposedly been manufacturing issues from day one.

By the time spring 2011 comes around (Q2 2011) we might be looking at a 5th generation of iPhone... do you think the white iPhone 4 will even see the light of day? See what I did there? Light, day, white? Yeah, I went there.

Qantas goes bananas for Apple for airport lounges

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Oct 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm CDT

Qantas announced yesterday it's plans to go "Apple-only" on it's frequent flyer lounges around Australia - giving travellers access to the "latest generation Mac's" in a national roll out.

Qantas goes bananas for Apple for airport lounges | TweakTown.com

Alan Joyce, chief executive of Qantas said that the Apple desktops would be available immediately in the Qantas club facilities and that it would be rolled out in other cities by the end of 2010. He said, "We are launching Sydney Qantas Lounges with the new technology from today; Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth from November; and Alice Springs Cairns, Darwin, Hobart and Townsville from December."

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The Playstation Phone makes its presence felt

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Oct 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm CDT

The Playstation Phone has been circling around the rumor mill since August, but now it's seems there's some hard evidence that it's coming. Engadget has gotten their hands on a slew of pictures of the new device, likely coming in early 2011.

The Playstation Phone makes its presence felt | TweakTown.com

Apparently figuring that the PSP Go doesn't appeal to a broad enough audience, the Playstation Phone is Android based (reportedly running Gingerbread) and is based around a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU. 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, a screen between 3.7 to 4.1 inches make up the technical specs. Notably absent is the use of Sony's Memory Stick, with the Playstation Phone going to microSD for storage.

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Mobile Express Checkout debuts to making mobile online shopping easier

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Oct 26, 2010 at 10:33 pm CDT

Paypal is taking another step to making your cash easier to access by rolling out a two-click mobile payment system called Mobile Express Checkout, which was rolled out today at a developer conference in San Francisco.

Mobile Express Checkout debuts to making mobile online shopping easier | TweakTown.com

Allowing more access to using Paypal when making online mobile purchases is the major goal here. Mobile Express Checkout users can use the service to stay logged in while using multiple mobile apps, making online shopping less of a hassle.. Web-based stores that accept Paypal will find the system easy to implement into their stores, and merchants may also be able to accept credit cards through Mobile Express Checkout in 2011. The beta has been very successful, with many companies reporting double-digit sales growth since adding the feature.

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Nook Color made official by Barnes and Noble

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Oct 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm CDT

Look out, Kindle and Kobo; the new Nook Color is here and looking to take the tablet world by storm. With a seven inch, LG made 1024x600 full-color LCD touchscreen the Nook Color is making its attempt to bridge the gap between e-reader and tablet.

Nook Color made official by Barnes and Noble | TweakTown.com

8GB of onboard storage with a microSD slot for expanded memory and WiFi connectivity for internet browsing, book downloading and app grabbing round out the Android based interface. Music playback ability while reading books is nice, as is the family oriented "Nook Kids" feature that uses professional narrators to read interactive picture books to your kids. Apps will not come from the Android Market and will have to be specifically developed for the Nook Color. November 19th is the target launch date and prices are expected to be around $250 at Walmart, Best Buy, Books-a-Million, and Barnes & Noble locations.

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Vodafone scores exclusive for HTC Desire HD

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Oct 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm CDT

Last night at the Astral Bar in Sydney's Star City Casino - VHA general manager of Devices and Pricing, Ross Parker confirmed that Vodafone Hutchinson Australia would have exclusivity rights to the HTC Desire HD forever - this, he confirmed.

Vodafone scores exclusive for HTC Desire HD | TweakTown.com

The Desire HD is the big brother to the popular HTC Desire handset - which when launched earlier this year was an exclusive to Telstra's Next G network - it ended up being very popular. With the launch of the Desire HD, it will hopefully continue the success and popularity that sometimes can rival the iPhone and now VHA will have that exclusivity.

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iDOS emulator appears, then quickly disappears from App Store

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Oct 26, 2010 at 9:16 pm CDT

iOS fans had the brief opportunity to score a sweet app this morning before Apple quickly pulled it away. iDOS, a DOS based emulator, was briefly released and then yanked from the Apple Store, but not before quite a few people got their hands on it and were using it do run things like Windows 3.0 and some old school Space Quest.

While I'm sure many of you are pretty gleeful at the thought of Steve Jobs tripping out about Windows running on an iPhone, there is precedent for the app being pulled due to it being able to interpret and run executable code. If you weren't one of the lucky few to get your hands on the app, you'll have to turn to either a jailbreak or a developer account to get it going via the sourcecode here.

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Updated Apple Store app includes white iPhone 4 reservations

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Oct 26, 2010 at 8:58 pm CDT

Apple has made the first update to their official App Store app today, and with the update the unicorn of the iPhone lover's world appeared: the white iPhone 4.

Updated Apple Store app includes white iPhone 4 reservations | TweakTown.com

White iPhone 4 reservations aren't reportedly working currently; giving users a message stating "Because of high demand, we are not currently taking iPhone reservations." This does bring hope that the white iPhone 4 will make an appearance soon to those who have been waiting. Reasons for the delay have mostly been manufacturing related, although some believe that Apple are waiting for a revised iPhone 4 with less antenna problems to roll out in white.

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