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Panasonic Lumix GH2 digital camera surfaces

Shane McGlaun | | Tue, Sep 21 2010 10:06 AM CDT

One of the first companies into the micro four-thirds camera market was Panasonic. These cameras offer DSLR quality images and interchangeable lenses in much more compact designs. The downside is that the cameras cost more than many DSLRs that are on the market. Panasonic has expanded its range of Lumix G series cameras with a new Lumix GH2.

Panasonic Lumix GH2 digital camera surfaces | TweakTown.com

The new camera has a 14MP resolution and can shoot 1080p video at 24 fps and has support for 50p and 60p settings as well. Several video modes are included like a Cinema mode that makes video look more cinematic. The camera also has variable movie mode that will speed or slow frames by 80%, 160%, 200%, or 300%.

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GTC 2010 - What does NVIDIA have in store for us? 3D everything

Cameron Wilmot | Gaming | Tue, Sep 21 2010 9:59 AM CDT

Nicole Scott of Netbook News is on the ground for us again and this time she was working the pre-party of NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference to find out what type of stuff we can expect to see at the event this year.

Nicole ran into Mike DeNeffe, NVIDIA chap looking after GeForce and 3D Vision with the Director of Marketing title. He reckons that GTC is not really a show for his GeForce range of products, but it's more catered for NVIDIA's Quadro and Tesla range.

Although, he does go onto say that there will be some 'awesome' demos on display showing 3D this, 3D that and then more 3D. 3DTV Play, 3D notebooks, 3D surround and indeed 3D 'everything'.

We'll have more coverage from GTC 2010 from today through till Thursday from San Jose.

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Stay away from Twitter.com; it's being exploited with simple code

Cameron Wilmot | Hacking & Security | Tue, Sep 21 2010 8:41 AM CDT

If you haven't seen already, Twitter.com is under attack exploiting a flaw in its system with a simple code called "onmouseover" that is used to execute code or a command when your mouse cursor is moved over the bad area.

My @camwilmot account has personally been affected just now and as far as I can see, it only affects the front page of Twitter.com and not other pages such as your profile page.

Stay away from Twitter.com; it's being exploited with simple code | TweakTown.com

Basically what I did by mistake was move my mouse over a strange tweet with black color background over the text and then that took over my Chrome v6 browser. Now when I load the old Twitter.com I am unable to access the page and if I click anywhere a link is opened in a new window. Meanwhile tweets are automatically being made consisting of re-tweets of the latest tweets from a Twitter user called "Matsta". Is this some sort of attempt to push Twitter to move all of its users to the new Twitter.com design that was unveiled last week or just a way to highlight flaws in Twitter's security? Some Twitter users are reporting that the new Twitter.com is not affected, but at the time of writing we could not confirm if this is true or not.

06:45 US PST UPDATE: Here is an update from Twitter: We've identified and are patching a XSS attack; as always, please message @safety if you have info regarding such an exploit.

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BenQ announces 23.6" 120hz 3d-capable monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Tue, Sep 21 2010 3:15 AM CDT

BenQ have just announced the XL2410T - their first 120Hz, 3D-capable LCD monitor which uses an LED backlight. This means it's compatible with NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology, and for those of you (like me) who enjoy the fast refresh of 120Hz.

BenQ announces 23.6

The screen sports a 23.6" panel at Full HD 1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio, 2ms GTG (grey-to-grey) response time, meaning that the OverDrive technology is being used to achieve a faster pixel response than all other 3D-capable monitors (interesting!)

BenQ also claims it has a 10, 000, 000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio.

Interestingly BenQ partnered with ZOWIE, a professional gaming gear manufacturer, ZOWIE's gamer team joined in during the production development and testing stages. With their assistance, the XL2410T apparently has been designed to offer the best experience for gamers. Especially with FPS titles, reducing input lag.

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Apple changes policy on apps

Anthony Garreffa | Apps | Tue, Sep 21 2010 2:25 AM CDT

Got friends who run an Android or Blackberry - when you have an iPhone or iPad - and wished you could play games against each other? Well, rub your genie bottle one more time and that wish will come true.

Apple changes policy on apps | TweakTown.com

Apple has reversed it's policy on rejecting apps that were created using cross-platform tools such as Adobe Flash CS5. Up until now Apple has been denying apps onto it's App Store if they were programmed in anything but their tools. Developers had to choose between putting apps on the App Store OR other phone app stores (like Google Androids "Market").

What does this mean you ask?

Now, developers can make games for both devices. Yes there were work arounds, but when the gates are let down on rules - people will adopt to them better. Apple most likely know this and have reversed their ruling - which is a good thing.

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HP announces 3 new all in one PC's

Anthony Garreffa | Computer Systems | Tue, Sep 21 2010 2:07 AM CDT

HP today announced 3 new "all-in-one" PC's today. The TouchSmart 310, TouchSmart tm2 convertible notebook and the Omni100 desktop.

HP announces 3 new all in one PC's | TweakTown.com

The star in the new releases is the TouchSmart 310 PC, it runs the latest version of HP's exclusive TouchSmart software. HP also announced the HP TouchSmart Apps Centre for one-touch access to free and subscription based applications - this includes touch-enabled games, and applications from companies like Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network.

And for some, the most important feature - the latest version of HP's TouchSmart software now features a built-for-touch Facebook application that can let you create a personalized video greeting and post it directly to a friend's Facebook wall.

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VLC Media Player for iPad now available for all your codec needs

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Tue, Sep 21 2010 12:23 AM CDT
VLC Media Player for iPad now available for all your codec needs | TweakTown.com

With Apple's latest restriction on apps mellowing out a bit, there are quite a few popular desktop applications that are making their way to the iOS platform. One of these is the VLC Media Player, which says it supports "nearly all codec there is." This little gem makes playing nearly every video and audio file format a piece of cake. The official launch date is stated to be tomorrow but users in the U.S. and U.K. having been grabbing the app with no problem. Give it a try today if you've got an iPad and some videos with funky file formats.

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Downloads increase by 50% in Australia

Anthony Garreffa | Internet & Websites | Mon, Sep 20 2010 11:12 PM CDT

A new study has found that our taste for downloads has increased as well as the number of wireless internet connections in the last 12 months.

Downloads increase by 50% in Australia | TweakTown.com

A reported released yesterday by the Bureau of Statistics shows that in the June 2010 quarter, the amount of data downloaded increased by 50%. In the same period of time the number of wireless broadband connections increased by an amazing 70% to nearly 3.5 million, while fixed-line broadband connections increased slightly to 4.2 million.

The amount of data downloaded every quarter is now 11 times higher than March 2005 and 126 times higher than March 2002.

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Pixel Qi's new 7 inch backlit LCD/Transflective tablet screens coming next year

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Mon, Sep 20 2010 9:15 PM CDT

Pixel Qi has big plans for new 7 inch displays that could be ready for the public late next year. These displays may make their way into a lot of tablets once they are ready due to the fact that they are capable of switching between backlit-LCD function to transflective.

Pixel Qi's new 7 inch backlit LCD/Transflective tablet screens coming next year | TweakTown.com

One of the largest gripes with backlit LCD devices is the difficulty seeing the screen in brightly lit situations like a clear sunny day. The addition of transflective technology will make viewing content easy in any sort of lighting a lot easier. Many believe these screens may even put e-ink out of business, but late 2011 is a long way away.

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Australia still gets no love for MS Zune

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Mon, Sep 20 2010 8:51 PM CDT

The tears of Microsoft fans in Australia were heard trickling down their cheeks - as once again, Australia gets a watered down release of a product.

Australia still gets no love for MS Zune | TweakTown.com

Microsoft just posted a press release in regards to the expansion of the Zune services internationally. The Zune Marketplace will have music, tv shows and movie rental, but select components available in select regions.

Windows Phone 7 is being launched this year - with Zune Marketplace having to tackle Apple's iTunes - it would be a very good move to give all markets the same deal, right? No. Enter MS's "Zune Pass" - it allows users to pay a monthly subscription and get full access to Microsoft's entire music library - sounds great, right? Too bad you live in Australia!

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