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Panasonic RP-HC700 noise cancelling headphones launch

Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Wed, Jun 23 2010 2:06 PM CDT

Panasonic has unveiled a new set of headphones that are designed to block outside sounds with active technology. These headphones are perfect for the frequent traveler. I wish they would block the sound of a spouse talking.

Panasonic RP-HC700 noise cancelling headphones launch | TweakTown.com

The headphones are called the RP-HC700 and claim to block 92% of external sounds by creating sound waves that cancel out sounds. The headphones fold flat for storage and use a single AAA battery to power the active noise cancelling hardware.

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Ten One Design unveils the Particle case for iPad

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Wed, Jun 23 2010 1:06 PM CDT

When it comes to protecting my gadgets, I want a case that is slim and doesn't add bulk to the device. The last thing I want is a big and bulky case, but I do want protection from drops.

Ten One Design unveils the Particle case for iPad | TweakTown.com

Ten One Design has unveiled a new case for the iPad that is called the Particle. The Particle is a very low profile case that has rubber feet and fits around the sides of the iPad.

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Shuttle X350 Slim PC packs ION 2 GPU

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Wed, Jun 23 2010 12:04 PM CDT

Shuttle is all about compact computing and has one of the largest lines of SFF computers. Typically, these small machines are bare bones rigs that the user has to finish off. Shuttle also has machines that are ready to go.

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This week Shuttle showed off a new machine called the X350 Slim that is ready to work. It has a thin profile about 1.5-inches thick and can be mounted behind a TV or a PC monitor. Shuttle claims it is one-third the size of its previous slim computer.

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SuperTalent ShuttleCraft SSDs for enterprise storage debut

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Wed, Jun 23 2010 11:04 AM CDT

SuperTalent has unveiled a new line of SSDs that strike a geek cord with me. The SSDs are called ShuttleCraft and are aimed at enterprise users. If you say enterprise and shuttle in the same sentence around here and Star Trek comes to mind.

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The new SSDs are SAS drives and will come in two families including the S series with SLC NAND flash and M series with MLC NAND flash. The SSDs all feature wear leveling, Bad Block management, ECC, and power failure management.

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HP offers Mini 100e Education Edition netbook for schools

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Wed, Jun 23 2010 10:02 AM CDT

HP has been in the netbook market for a while now and has machines aimed at different user groups. The company has announced a new netbook that is made to be a bit more rugged than the average machine and aimed it at schools.

HP offers Mini 100e Education Edition netbook for schools | TweakTown.com

The new machine is called the HP Mini 100e Education Edition. The new machine has a 10.1-inch LED backlit LCD with WSVGA resolution. It uses an Intel Atom N455 CPU and the NV10 Express chipset. The machine has 1GB of RAM and a VGA webcam.

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3G/4G combo USB dongle launched by Sprint

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jun 22 2010 9:59 PM CDT

If you are one of those that have 4G service but travel out where 3G is still king, this may be the mobile broadband modem for you. Sprint and Sierra Wireless have released the new Sprint 3G/4G USB 250U mobile broadband modem.

3G/4G combo USB dongle launched by Sprint | TweakTown.com

This modem automatically switches between 3G and 4g data speeds depending on which coverage is available With a slim design and 180 degree rotating connector, the modem supports CDMA Dual-band 800/1900Mhz, GPS 1.5 Ghz L-Band and WiMAX2.5Ghz. Two LED lights show you which network is currently being used.

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Google Maps for Android version 4.3 available

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jun 22 2010 9:36 PM CDT
Google Maps for Android version 4.3 available | TweakTown.com

Google Maps for Android has released its latest update to version 4.3 and of course has a few new toys included to make your life a little easier. Search results for businesses now had user reviews on search pages including a color coded bar showing positive and negative reviews that you can tap for more detailed reviews. Public transit pages now have upcoming schedules included; just tap a train station on the map and get arrival and departure times so you don't miss your train or plane. Google Latitude has been improved so that you can instantly share your location with friend and contacts with just a couple of taps.

Google Maps for Android version 4.3 is available in all countries currently covered by Google Maps and is downloadable in the Android Market for phones sporting Android 1.6 and above.

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MeeGo for handsets Alpha available June 30th

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jun 22 2010 8:33 PM CDT
MeeGo for handsets Alpha available June 30th | TweakTown.com

Valterri Halla, director of MeeGo software at Nokia, has stated that Nokia plans to make a preliminary version of MeeGo software for handsets available on June 30th. A combination of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo platforms, MeeGo is a Linux based software planned to be the basis for Nokia's high end smartphone lineup later this year

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First iPhone 4 HD video hits Youtube

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jun 22 2010 7:40 PM CDT

The lack of action in the video may not be spectacular, but any tidbits with "iPhone 4" involved somewhere are being gobbled up by fans everywhere. This is reportedly the first HD video shot with the iPhone 4's 720p capable onboard camera.

Considering it's a "phone camera," the quality looks pretty good with just a little skewing here and there. The iPhone 4 camera is definitely passable for checking out your kids playing in the park or catching a celebrity doing something naughty at a club.

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