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Chinavasion offers kooky i-Mo Resonance Speaker

By Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Jun 17, 2010 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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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Logitech's Google TV companion box dubbed "Revue"

By Steve Dougherty | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Jun 17, 2010 at 03:44 am CDT

In confirmation of Engadget's scoop on Logitech's CE4100-powered Google TV box, Logitech has posted on its own Blog site that their Google TV companion box will in fact be called Logitech Revue.

Logitech's Google TV companion box dubbed Revue | TweakTown.com

Logitech were inspired to use the word Revue as the meaning behind it is a type of multi-act theatrical entertainment which combined music, dance and sketches that were highly popular back in 1910 - 1930. Logitech says the word fits in with the Google box incorporating all elements of what Logitech is reknowned for.

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Bit more substance on GTX 485 existence - coming this fall?

By Steve Dougherty | Video Cards | Jun 17, 2010 at 02:14 am CDT

The german folks over at Hardware-Infos have managed to get a good scoop on NVIDIA's next dethroning weapon to the GTX 480; a mild leap forward to make it worthy of its GTX 485 SKU. NVIDIA's own chief developer Bill Dally was apparently the source for Hardware-Info's news about the card's existence, who says it will see light of day this fall.

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Running quickly over the specs provided, the card looks to get mild increases in all the right areas; 512 CUDA processors (vs. 480 on the GTX 480), a 20MHz higher GPU clock speed and 40MHz higher Shader clock. Whilst the ROPs remain at 48 vs the GTX 480, there are four more texture units aboard the 485.

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