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HP G62m laptop now shipping

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Thu, Nov 4 2010 2:00 PM CDT

It's the time of year when we all start looking for gifts to buy the folks on our shopping list. That means that along with hoards of new toys and other stuff comes a bunch of new notebook computers that hit the market to lure new buyers for the holiday season. HP is now shipping one of its new budget notebooks called the G62m.

HP G62m laptop now shipping | TweakTown.com

The notebook has a price more like a netbook that some notebooks starting at $429.99. The selling price of the machine can go up significantly from that starting point as options are added with the HP recommended configuration selling for $578.98. The machine has a 15.6-inch screen that is LED backlit. The case is a matte blue color to reduce smears and smudges.

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Active Media Products offers geeky .50 cal flash drive

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Thu, Nov 4 2010 1:10 PM CDT

When the first flash drives surfaced they were nothing more than way to store data that was more robust and easy to carry with you than a CD or floppy disc. At some point along the way the drives moved from utilitarian devices into the realm of devices that people buy for their cool factor rather than any need for more storage. This is the point where the fashionable and collectible flash drives became popular.

Active Media Products offers geeky .50 cal flash drive | TweakTown.com

We have hoards of flash drives on the market today that will store your data, but they allow look like weird food, animals, and even Star Wars characters. Active Media Products makes a lot of flash drives that certainly fall into the fashion category. The latest offering for the company is a golden bullet flash drive designed to look like a .50 caliber bullet.

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Dell Streak gets video game control with hacked SNES controller

Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Thu, Nov 4 2010 12:06 PM CDT

For a long time gaming on a mobile phone really sucked. The graphics were bad, the games stunk, and most of us just didn't play mobile phone games for the most part. When the iPhone landed all of that changed for many of us with a big screen and serious mobile gaming chops. Today the market is flush with all sorts of mobile devices that can play some games and one of the things really needing work now on some platforms are the controls.

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A geek has taken in upon himself to improve the gaming controls for the Dell Streak, and he has done an epic job of it. The builder goes by the name 0TheRain0 and he took an old SNES controller and hacked it to work with the Android-powered Dell Streak. The hack required the use of a Streak connector taken from a real accessory and some hard work.

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Intel Light Peak to land in early 2011

Shane McGlaun | Connectivity & Communications | Thu, Nov 4 2010 11:02 AM CDT

When it comes to interfaces on computers we all want more speed. USB 2.0 was great as an upgrade to USB 1.0 ports with more speed and better performance. Now that USB 2.0 is old, the new USB 3.0 port is what most people want on their computers. The catch is that USB 3.0 it not widely supported. The reason is that Intel doesn't have USB 3.0 on its platforms and may not until 2012.

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It looks that Intel's own speedy connectivity specification Light Peak will be supported before USB 3.0. An industry insider claims that support for Light Peak is coming in early 2011. Light Peak is faster than USB 3.0 with bandwidth of 10Gbps making it a very speedy connection. The scuttlebutt says that Apple may be one of the first companies to offer Light Peak on its computers.

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FTC mods antitrust settlement with Intel

Shane McGlaun | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Thu, Nov 4 2010 10:00 AM CDT

The FTC brought a massive antitrust case against Intel a while back. The core allegations were that Intel used bribes and outright threats while abusing its dominant position in the market to prevent competition from the likes of AMD and others in the CPU business. Intel was found to have been offering discounts and kickbacks to computer makers like Dell to not use AMD processors in their computers.

FTC mods antitrust settlement with Intel | TweakTown.com

Dell found itself in hot water over how it reported its earnings to investors after not reporting that some of the earnings were from the rebates from Intel. Part of the FTC settlement with Intel stipulated that Intel could not participate in anticompetitive practices in the market again. To meet that goal the FTC ordered that the chipmaker integrate the PCI Express interface into its platforms.

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Our RSS Feeds are now ad-free and show full content!

Cameron Wilmot | TweakTown | Thu, Nov 4 2010 7:36 AM CDT

Over the past couple days we have been tweaking around with our RSS feeds and are now happy to report we have made some marked improvements that we would like to share with you.

For starters, we are very happy to report that all of our RSS feeds are now completely ad-free. Now you get all of our latest content as soon as it comes out without the distraction of the necessary evil advertising that we know you all love.

Our RSS Feeds are now ad-free and show full content! | TweakTown.com

Next up all of our feeds now show full content, not just a little short preview like before. Our news and press release feeds show everything, but our articles, reviews and guides and gaming feeds show the first 500 words from the first page of each new piece. Since these are typically multiple pages, we weren't able to deliver the full content in these cases. Images even display in the feeds, but we disabled videos due to compatibility issues.

We have also added an "Everything Feed" which conveniently includes all of our content from both USA and AU Editions - with this feed, you won't miss a thing. If you aren't already using our feeds to keep instantly informed of all of our latest content (shame on you!), head on over to our RSS feeds page here and get going!

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Wireless DisplayPort coming? WiGig and VESA hold hands

Anthony Garreffa | Connectivity & Communications | Wed, Nov 3 2010 11:07 PM CDT

The days of DisplayPort are finally upon us - but it's getting a polish, a WiFi polish. WiGig and VESA are teaming up to bring us wireless DisplayPort.

Wireless DisplayPort coming? WiGig and VESA hold hands | TweakTown.com

WiGig's 60GHz multi-gigabyte tech has already begun rolling out in the higher end AV market - mostly in devices that shoot in 1080p from source-to-display sans cabling.

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Android's Twitter now equal to iOS version

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Wed, Nov 3 2010 7:33 PM CDT

Android Twitter fans - put your hands up! The official Twitter App has gotten a bit of magic dust sprinkled on it - new layout, it's faster too. It also includes features that have been available for the iPhone and iPad for a while now.

Android's Twitter now equal to iOS version 189 | TweakTown.com

The upgrade includes nifty new features such as - pull down on the screen to refresh your feed, swipe across a tweet for options like sharing or replying or quote a tweet.

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Western Digital launches WD Photos app for Android

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Wed, Nov 3 2010 2:00 PM CDT

If you are anything like me, you probably have tons more photos of your family than you want to carry with you on your smartphone. Or you may have your device so crammed with apps and books that there just isn't enough room for your photos to be stored locally. If this is the case, you can use something like the Western Digital WD Photos app to access your photos remotely when you want to see them or share them.

Western Digital launches WD Photos app for Android | TweakTown.com

The app has been available for some smartphones for a while, but a version of the app for Android devices has just been announced. The new Android app is on the Android Market right now free of charge and works with the My Book Live home network drive. The app will run on all Android devices and lets you see the photos in the native resolution.

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