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White PS3 Slim gets 160GB or 320GB HDDs

By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Posted: Jul 6, 2010 @ 13:06 CDT

If you are tired of the plain old black PS3 Slim, a new version is coming in a different color and with larger HDDs. The new color will be white and the thing has a white game controller as well.

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You might expect that the new white version will land in Japan to start with, and it is. The new white console will come with a 160GB or a 320GB HDD. Those new drive capacities will replace the current 120GB and 250GB versions.

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Nokia to sell modem business to focus on core business offerings

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 6, 2010 @ 12:04 CDT

It's been a long while since Nokia offered a mobile phone that most of us were interested in. The company lost some of its focus by working with too many irons in the fire. Nokia has announced a change that will see it focusing more on its core business.

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Nokia has announced that it is selling its modem business to a company called Renesas Electronics. Renesas has been paying to use the Nokia modem tech since 2009. The deal is worth about $200 million according to Nokia.

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QNAP QMobile app adds iPhone/iPad streaming

By: Shane McGlaun | Storage | Posted: Jul 6, 2010 @ 11:04 CDT

QNAP has announced that it has a new app that will let users of the Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch stream music, pictures, and video from their QNAP NAS server to their Apple device. The content can be streamed to the Apple device anywhere the user has internet access.

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The new firmware update that allows the steaming to the devices is the 3.3 NAS management update utility. The app itself is called the QMobile app. Using the new firmware and the app the user can stream all sorts of content.

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Weekly Giveaway - Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB SSD worth $380

By: Cameron Wilmot | Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jul 6, 2010 @ 10:10 CDT

We have teamed up with Mushkin to giveaway one of its new Callisto Deluxe 120GB SSD drives and it is worth $380 USD!

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The Callisto Deluxe 120GB is one of the latest solid state drives on the market and it is also one of the best. It is based on the mighty SandForce SF-1200 controller with a tweaked firmware that is able to deliver over 50,000 IOPS.

Not only that but it has an impressive read speed of 285MB/s and a write speed only a tad slower at 275MB/s. It also comes with TRIM support, so you won't need to worry about the slowdown effect over time like some older drives on the market.

Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly prize, anyone in the world can enter! You don't pay the shipping charges.

Cooler Master will trade you gold for your friends

By: Shane McGlaun | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 6, 2010 @ 10:02 CDT

Cooler Master makes all sorts of nice computer hardware. The company has nice computer cases, power supplies, and CPU cooling among other things.

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Cooler Master is having a contest right now that lets you have a chance to win prizes for playing a Flash game or entering the serial number for one of its new Silent Pro Gold PSUs. Flash game players can win weekly prizes including gold medallions, a gold coin, a gold flash drive, and Cooler Master hardware.

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LG announces Android based tablet

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 @ 22:52 CDT
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LG released another tidbit today alongside their new UK Optimus phones. LG is also planning to jump on the tablet bandwagon by the end of the year. This unnamed tablet is said to be shipped running Android 2.2, which has brought some to question whether this tablet is replacing the UX10 tablet that LG brought to Computex running Windows 7 Home Premium or whether it will come out alongside it.

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Tech companies look to reduce cell phone distractions

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 @ 22:16 CDT
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Most of us have heard stories about someone having a mishap while texting. Whether it's walking into street signs, people, or even a manhole as happened to a 15 year old girl last year, distracted walking and driving is becoming a huge problem for a our more and more phone-centric world. Studies have shown texting while driving can be more dangerous than driving drunk. Fortunately, many companies are trying to take steps to reduce these incidents.

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Sony cuts prices on their e-reader lineup

By: | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 @ 21:15 CDT
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Sony has finally jumped on the e-reader price drop bandwagon today by slashing the prices on all three of their current models. The Pocket Edition sees a 20 dollar cut from $169 to $149 USD, the Touch Edition drops from $199 to $169, and the high end 3G Daily Edition gets the biggest cut; dropping $50 from $349 to $299.

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Apple waiving restocking fees for iPhone 4 returns

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 @ 20:37 CDT
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Apple is throwing a bone to grumpy iPhone 4 customers who have been trying to return their iPhone 4 for the many connection and antenna issues that have been plaguing the device, only to be hit with a restocking fee. Apple is waiving this 10% fee for those looking to return their iPhone 4 after a wave of complaints by customers who have gone back and forth with customer support about these issues.

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Download of the Day: Sandboxie 3.46

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Jul 5, 2010 @ 20:21 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is Sandboxie 3.46.

Tired of dealing with rogue software, spyware and malware?

Spent too many hours removing unsolicited software?

Worried about clicking unfamiliar Web links?

Introducing Sandboxie: Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

Benefits of the Isolated Sandbox

• Secure Web Browsing: Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.

• Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don't leak into Windows.

• Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can't break out of the sandbox and can't infect your real system.

• Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.

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