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Samsung Captivate coming to AT&T in the coming months

By Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Jun 17, 2010 07:11 pm CDT
Samsung Captivate coming to AT&T in the coming months | TweakTown.com

Quite a few people believe that with AT&T being the exclusive iPhone carrier in the U.S. that there's no room in their lineup for a high end Android phone to step on the almighty Apple's toes. That rumor has been put to rest with the announcement of the Samsung Captivate, a phone that was originally slated for release by T-Mobile. Described by AT&T as a "Galaxy S smartphone," the device is pretty much a clone of the European Galaxy S with its 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 2.1, 7.2Mbps HSPA, and 1GHz Hummingbird processor.

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512mb of RAM confirmed in the iPhone 4

By Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Jun 17, 2010 06:16 pm CDT
512mb of RAM confirmed in the iPhone 4 | TweakTown.com

With multitasking being one of the big selling points of the new iPhone 4, one of the big issues with this feature would be whether there's enough memory under the hood to make the experience a smooth one instead of a slideshow and waiting game. Apple isn't usually very forthcoming about the specs of their devices though, but Macrumors has verified that the iPhone 4 will indeed ship with 512mb of onboard RAM, which is double what the iPhone 3GS and even the iPad have.

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Chinavasion offers kooky i-Mo Resonance Speaker

By Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Jun 17, 2010 02:02 pm CDT

There are as many different speakers in the market as there are computers. There are speakers for all sorts of devices from computers to MP3 players that run the gamut from cheap to the insanely priced.

Chinavasion offers kooky i-Mo Resonance Speaker | TweakTown.com

The speaker is designed to work with all sorts of gadgets and devices that have a 3.5mm audio jack. The little speaker also has 2GB of internal memory. The interesting part of the speaker is that the sound is transmitted though contact with a surface.

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Shuttle unveils J3 5800G SFF gaming PC at E3

By Shane McGlaun | Computer Systems | Jun 17, 2010 01:12 pm CDT

Shuttle was on hand at E3 in LA this year and has unveiled its latest SFF gaming PC. It's nice to see some announcements coming from the show that aren't console related for a change.

Shuttle unveils J3 5800G SFF gaming PC at E3 | TweakTown.com

The new SFF PC is called the XPC J3 5800G and it runs Windows 7. There are many options for the machine with CPUs in the Core i7 line up to the extreme edition. The machine can have up to 16GB of RAM and can be fitted with an optional GTX 480 video card.

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Next Wii might be 3D

By Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Jun 17, 2010 11:06 am CDT

Nintendo has already unveiled the cool new 3DS portable console at E3. The little portable gaming system has 3D graphics without needing to wear glasses. It's interesting to see the 3DS while the Wii still lacks even basic HD graphics.

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Kotaku reports that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has stated that the next game console from the company might be a 3D console. We already know that the next console has to pack in HD resolution, so if you go HD you might as well do 3D right?

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Samsung 512GB SSD unveils with toggle-mode NAND

By Shane McGlaun | Storage | Jun 17, 2010 10:00 am CDT

Samsung has a lot of SSDs that are on the market and the company makes a lot of NAND flash memory for other uses. Samsung has announced its latest SSD that packs in lots of storage and its new toggle-mode NAND.

Samsung 512GB SSD unveils with toggle-mode NAND | TweakTown.com

The SSD has 512GB of storage space and will go into mass production next month. The SSD is aimed at the premium notebook market. Samsung says that the drive can reach read speeds of up to 250MB/s and write speeds of up to 220MB/s.

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Planetronics readies up GameCom 777 7.1 headset

By Steve Dougherty | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Jun 17, 2010 06:32 am CDT

Planetronics has lifted the curtain on a succeeding model to its existing 5.1 gaming headphones which it calls the GameCom 777. The new headset will give virtual 7.1 surround sound using Dolby Headphone and Dolby ProLogic IIx technologies which they claim to give a much more immersive experience.

Planetronics readies up GameCom 777 7.1 headset | TweakTown.com

Further improvements have also been made in terms of a more durable, military-grade design and an open-ear construction with earpods that redistribute pressure for better comfort. The unit also has a telescoping, noise cancelling microphone with in-line volume and mic mute controls.

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Google makes available online YouTube Video Editing Tool

By Steve Dougherty | Software | Jun 17, 2010 05:28 am CDT

Google has now made it possible to edit your videos online with the YouTube Video Editor. One key point of focus in the development of this online video editing tool was of course ease of use and by looking at the demonstration video below, they've pulled that off really well.

The new facility is currently available through Google's TestTube website where YouTube engineers and developers test out new tools and get feedback on how they're doing.

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Mad Catz making solutions for a cleaner Kinect setup

By Steve Dougherty | Gaming | Jun 17, 2010 04:42 am CDT

Along with the unveiling of Kinect for Xbox 360 at this year's E3, some bells and whistles for it in the form of additional accessories have also been uncovered. Gaming peripherals maker Mad Catz have confirmed that they are working on a wide range of add-ons for Kinect to make it more accomodating for your lounge room setup.

If you're already scratching your head wondering where to mount the Kinect camera unit due to lack of available space, Mad Catz will have you covered with a base adapter that the unit is designed to mount to, which then can be connected to any standard tripod for a simple yet effective freestanding solution.

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