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Hammacher Schlemmer 3D Camcorder to ship on August 6

By: Shane McGlaun | | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 14:08 CDT

There are a few 3D cameras and camcorders coming to the market and one of the first to ship will be the Hammacher Schlemmer 3D camcorder. The thing looks a lot like a Sanyo Xacti to me.

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The camcorder is a small handheld unit measuring in at 4.5" x 1.5" x 3.5" and weighing six ounces. The camera has a pair of lenses each with a 3MP sensor. 3D video is recorded in 640 x 480 resolution.

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Corning Gorilla Glass headed to HDTV market in 2011

By: Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 13:10 CDT

Corning's Gorilla Glass isn't that uncommon in the smartphone market. The glass is used on smartphones like the iPhone 4 and promises more strength and durability than normal glass.

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Corning has announced that starting in 2011 Gorilla Glass will come to the HDTV market. The glass will be used in place of normal glass sheets over LCD and plasma TVs.

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AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile to trial smartphone credit cards

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 12:06 CDT

The only thing that could get three of the four major wireless carriers to work together on one goal is money. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are teaming up on a new plan that could replace MasterCard and Visa with smartphones.

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The system would reportedly use the Discover and Barclays processing networks and users would present the smartphone at checkout to pay. The credit card industry is huge and another way to pay will be good for consumers and retailers.

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ATC9K rugged camera now available for purchase

By: Shane McGlaun | | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 11:04 CDT

If you are an outdoor enthusiast that likes to do all sorts of extreme sports there is a new camera you can get that can survive your adventures. The new camera is the Oregon Scientific ATC9K.

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The camera is rugged and designed with several mounting options to choose from. The mount options include a tripod mount and a Velcro system that lets you hook it to handlebars and other devices.

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Microsoft ad execs forced IE8 design team to eliminate privacy features

By: Shane McGlaun | Software | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 10:04 CDT

For many years, almost every one used Internet Explorer from Microsoft, which had 95% of the market at one point. The IE market share is around 65% today and much of that has been taken by browsers like Firefox.

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Early in the IE8 design process the development team had big plans for privacy setting on the browser. The settings would have been integrated in a way that would have seen almost all users of IE8 completely blocking tracking software online.

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ACMA gives thumbs up to in-flight mobile phone use

By: Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 7:48 CDT

After a nine month trial of "pico" cell tranceiver stations from AeroMobile, with customers including Qantas, V Australia, Malaysia Airlines and Emirates, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has given the green light to allow passengers to use their mobiles in the air within Australian airspace.

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Airlines now have the ability to offer satellite services which can be accessed via roaming arrangements with their carriers. The source has all the details.

Vividwireless introducing 4G network in Sydney and Melbourne

By: Steve Dougherty | Networking | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 7:27 CDT

The folks at Aussie business news website, iTnews have an exclusive report on the performance of Vividwireless' 4G wireless broadband expansion which has reached Sydney and Melbourne.

Some maps that Vividwireless has let out reveal a much larger coverage area for Sydney when compared to Melbourne (at this stage), but both networks are still far smaller than their Perth network which kicked off around four months back.

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The signal footprint for Sydney roughly covers areas like Rodd Point and Lewisham in the inner west, Mascot in the south, the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the north and Rose Bay to Matraville along the east coast.

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Apple iPhone 4 snapped up left, right and centre

By: Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 7:12 CDT

In a not very surprising aftermath to the launch of Apple's iPhone 4 handset a few days ago, mobile phone dealers have struggled to meet demand. Both Optus and Telstra said the demand was unprecedented and in efforts to help cope with such demands somewhat, Telstra stores implemented an ad hoc customer prioritisation system.

An optus spokesperson has said that all of its stores had sold out of the phones within 15 hrs of launch.

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As it stands now, many more are on order and the large telcos are taking down customers' details who go onto a waiting queue to obtain one from the next batch coming in. Apple are said to be working overtime to help replenish inventories ASAP. Telstra is expecting new stock to arrive by this coming Wednesday.

Download of the Day: MediaMonkey 3.2.2.1299 Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 3:13 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is MediaMonkey 3.2.2.1299 Beta.

MediaMonkey is a music manager and jukebox for serious music collectors and iPod users. It catalogs your CDs, OGG, WMA, MPC, FLAC, APE, WAV and MP3 audio files. It offers an intelligent tag editor which looks up missing Album Art and track information via Freedb and the web, and an automated file and directory renamer to organize your music library.

• Organize music and edit tags in your audio library with a powerful, intuitive interface

• Automatically lookup and tag Album Art and other metadata

• Manage 50,000+ files in your music collection without bogging down

• Play MP3s and other audio formats, and never again worry about varying volume

• Record CDs into OGG, MP3, FLAC and WMA files

• Convert MP3s, OGG, FLAC and WMA files into other formats with the Audio Converter

• Create playlists and music mixes quickly and easily to suit any occasion

• Synchronize with iPods / MP3 players effortlessly and convert tracks on-the-fly

• Download audio content using the new integrated Podcatcher.

• Use MediaMonkey for Parties or other public places with Party Mode

• Create Statistics and other Reports of your music collection as Excel, html, or xml files.

• Customize MediaMonkey with Skins, visualizations, plug-ins and scripts to make it do what you want it to.

• Plus much more...

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Deal of the Day: Cavalry CAUG 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive - White - for $59.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | Storage | Posted: Aug 2, 2010 @ 3:09 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Cavalry CAUG 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive - White - for $59.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping.

Offer: Buy.com has this 500GB USB 2.0 portable 2.5" hard drive for just $59.99 after $20 mail in rebate (expiring 8/2/10). Shipping is FREE.

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