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    Dell killed the 5" Streak...

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/d/campaigns/streak5-eol.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs Seems sad in a way, but the device was plagued from the gitgo by having Android 1.6 on it when other devices were already at 2.0 and some even had 2.1 waiting on Froyo. Oh well, another day, another dead platform device I...
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    Huawei IDEOS S7 Slim Android Tablet - Anyone, anyone?

    Anyone got one of these devices? The basic specs are like most run of the mill Android tablets these days: - 7" 800x480 resolution LCD (not super-duper bright like the Nook Color IPS screen but it's not bad at all, and apparently a matte finish too) - capacitive touch screen (fairly...
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    WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Drive review is up...

    Hot Hardware has put up a "quick" review of the new Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB drive - it's a 9.5mm high 2.5" wide standard "laptop" hard drive running at 5400 rpm. Even in spite of that seeming handicap (the lower RPM rating), it beats the 500GB Scorpio Black 7200 rpm drive in practically...
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    SageTV now owned by Google... what's next?

    According to the SageTV Twitter account and SageTV.com, Google has picked up the HTPC software for who knows what (a better GoogleTV perhaps?): http://sagetv.com/index.html and the discussion thread at their forums: http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56075 Could prove...
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    ChevronWP7 - Windows Phone 7 jailbreaking, with a nod from Microsoft

    Now that's how you get people to sit up and take notice. The Chevron Windows Phone 7 team announced yesterday (June 17th) that soon they'll be starting up a service to unlock Windows Phone 7 devices with official sanctioning by Microsoft itself (because they've been collaborating on the...
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    Firefox 5 is "out" - not officially released but available

    Boy that didn't take long: http://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-5-released It's "out" in the sense that Mozilla is done with the final builds, just waiting for the "official" release date of June 21st, but you can get the builds if you're so inclined. Windows (32 bit) OSX Linux 32...
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    National Doughnut Day at Krispy Kreme - June 3rd - One free doughnut

    It's that time of year again when National Doughnut Day is upon us, and Krispy Kreme honors it with one free doughnut (any variety) just for stopping by on Friday, June 3, 2011: Considering I live only 2 blocks from, I'm confident the Wife and I will drop by ourselves. :) That's...
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    HTC officially states "no more locked bootloaders"

    On their official Facebook page, HTC CEO Peter Chou has laid down the gauntlet, so to speak: Should make things much easier from here on out. No word just yet if they might provide updates that unlock some of the more recent phones that do have a locked bootloader (Thunderbolt, Incredible S...
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    And yet another Android tablet: the BeBook Live

    Apparently called the BeBook Live, and I've never heard of this one till I caught mention of it on Engadget a bit earlier, but it's another Android tablet, 7" screen, similar form factor as most every other one (it's not like there's going to be much difference in all these devices anyway), but...
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    Zune HD price drops... will the hammer drop too?

    Looks like either a) the Zune HD is the last of its kind, or b) Microsoft could be nearing a release of a second generation model (which is highly doubtful at this point in the game). Either way, if you wanted to get a Zune HD, now might be the time: http://www.zuneoriginals.net/ 16GB for...
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    Samsung Galaxy S II first decent review up...

    Man, I haven't laughed this hard in a while. Why? No, it's not because of the phone, no no no, which is pretty damned awesome overall. I'm laughing because the guys over at SlashGear where the review is did a somewhat unusual unboxing for this particular phone...
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    NOOKColor - it's Froyo time baby!

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/25/bandn-nook-color-update-released-brings-froyo-apps-and-flash-w/ and you can get the update directly from Barnes & Noble here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nookcolor-support-software-update/379002520/ It'll be pushed over Wi-Fi over the next few weeks but...
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    ThinkPads come full circle: the ThinkPad Tablet

    Seriously, a ThinkPad Tablet. Not a ThinkPad convertible, but a real ThinkPad Tablet. I made a post a few days ago with a link to info about how the original ThinkPad from way back in 1990 was, believe it or not, an actual slate tablet that was designed primarily because of the little notepads...
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    The HTC Flyer... $499 pre-order on April 25th

    Well it's finally here... almost, and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in the price. Was expecting something a bit less, if even $449 or whatever. http://www.bby.com/2011/04/22/statement-best-buy-launches-pre-sale-of-wi-fi-htc-flyer/ There's some question of it being April 24th...
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    Archos 7c, their "Home Tablet," redux

    Note: This is a brand new product, so in realistic terms, this is the Archos 7 Home Tablet version 3 - v2 came out in late 2010, with v1 coming out earlier in that year. If you go to the ArchosFans.com forums you can find a lot of info about the v1 and v2, even a custom ROM or two, but those are...
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    A history lesson: the original ThinkPad

    Was just browsing around a bit ago and happened upon this video showcasing the original IBM ThinkPad, the 700t, from way way back... in 1990, no less. And, it wasn't supposed to be an actual laptop/notebook either. Talk about mind=blown. :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99l1YR3DhCo Mind=blown...
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    CyanogenMod 7.0 Released...

    http://www.cyanogenmod.com/blog/cyanogenmod-7-0-released Good news, I suppose. Can't wait to see what they're able to do with the real Honeycomb source once it's finally released... someday. ;)
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    Microsoft Windows is 25 years old today...

    I'm kinda surprised nobody noticed, nobody sent in a News article or anything, but it's Microsoft Windows' 25th birthday. I was going to do a "megapost" of various info and links and whatnot but, alas, Paul Thurrott over at Windows SuperSite has done an admirable job of covering the basics and...
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    The Zune HD finally gets a proper email app, sorta...

    http://enterconnected.com/index.php/email-and-bbq-battle-debut-for-the-zune-hd It's not the baddest thing ever but, at least it's easier than having to fire up the somewhat limited browser and loading webmail pages. It's on the Zune Marketplace, and of course it's free but it does have...
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    HTC Flyer has a new demo video out worth watching

    HTC released a new demo video of their upcoming Flyer Android 3.0 tablet, and I dare say this is going to be one very nice piece of hardware when it's available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzn9LkvKM8E I really think this is the winner for tablets in the 7" form factor (not dismissing...
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    Asus Eee Transformer - $400 at Best Buy, possibly

    Ok, that's a bit surprising I must say: http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/31/asus-eee-pad-transformer-shows-up-at-best-buy-for-400/ That's just for the Transformer itself, of course - the keyboard is gonna be optional, obviously. I have to admit I expected it to be priced higher, like in the...
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    CoreAVC 2.5 is out, now supporting AMD/ATI DXVA

    Already noted in the AMD video subforum but could be of some use for people with AMD/ATI powered HTPC setups as well: http://corecodec.com/products/coreavc Only $12.95 normally, but with this link (not a referral link) they offer a $3 discount (using coupon code SPRING2011) and it's $9.95...
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    ViewSonic gTablet 10.1" Multi-touch Tablet $279.99 at Woot.com

    http://www.woot.com/ as usual. The ViewSonic gTablet 10.1" Multi-touch Tablet specs are on the page about 3/5ths of the way down so, no since quoting all that again here. A lot of people are looking for tablets these days, and while I wouldn't get this myself, it could prove useful to...
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    Firefox 4 is out... sorta

    It's out in the sense that it's officially done, and a day early so, take that in mind if you decide to grab it from this link (Mozilla.com link, redirects and downloads from the FTP where the installer is, they just haven't updated the main page yet)...
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    Microsoft kills the Zune... long live the Zune

    Well, this IS a surprise but, I suppose it was bound to happen. Nothing is 100% confirmed yet but multiple sources are reporting Microsoft has pulled the proverbial plug on the Zune hardware program, so... there goes hopes for a Zune HD 2...
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    iPad 2, Jailbroken... like that was a surprise

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/13/ipad-2-jailbroken-no-eta-on-release/ No surprise that Engadget reported it first either, I guess, this stuff has a kind of stability to it. Regardless, it's not fit for the public yet but, in a week or two, maybe less, we should see a public version ready...
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    Safari/MacBook first to fall at Pwn2Own 2011

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/safarimacbook-first-to-fall-at-pwn2own-2011/8358 I can't say I'm surprised, I really can't. At least Apple is all over it this time: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/pwn2own-2011-on-cue-apple-drops-massive-safari-ios-patches/8348 But note, the machine...
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    Moving Windows 7 to an SSD from HD - how to ensure alignment...

    Ok, I've got a client coming tomorrow that's dropping off one of his entirely too many laptops and a brand spankin' new Corsair 128GB SSD (I don't know which one, unfortunately, until he shows up). He wants the current Windows 7 installation on a 160GB drive (he's not even using 25% of that one...
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    Google take steps towards addressing fragmentation...

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Honeycomb-Froyo-Gingerbread-Eclair-Android,news-10360.html and http://news.yahoo.com/s/digitaltrends/20110304/tc_digitaltrends/googlewantstofixitsandroidfragmentationproblem I see this as a major and very positive step that'll help Android in the long run...
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    OSX 10.7 Lion... TRIM support... Retina Display support, and more

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/26/mac-os-x-lion-has-trim-support-for-ssds-hidpi-resolutions-for-i/ Well, for a company that has effectively always proclaimed (even when they're not proclaiming it outright) they're innovators and on the bleeding edge, it only took 'em what, several years to...
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    Motorola Atrix... rooted, and it ain't even out yet

    Well that didn't take long, now did it: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=960336 XDA-Developers to the rescue!!! :D
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    Motorola XOOM Manual available for download...

    Droid-Life managed to acquire a PDF version of the Motorola XOOM Manual and posted it up on MegaUpload (and yes, it's safe, already checked it out with several AV apps myself). The article is located at: http://www.droid-life.com/2011/02/17/download-motorola-xoom-user-guide-verizon/ and...
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    HTC enters the actual tablet fray with the 7" Flyer w/Android 2.4

    Well, it took long enough: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/15/htc-launches-into-tablet-wars-with-1-5ghz-7-inch-flyer/ And yep, it's pen/stylus enabled, and it appears from the demo videos to be working awfully damned well. As usual, my biggest gripe about such tablets is that damned...
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    The Motorola Xoom, preorder at Best Buy for... $1199!?!?!

    Well, we knew it was going to be expensive but, I have to admit, I'm suspecting this is a typo or someone completely fucked/screwed/mangled and the and decapitated the poor pooch... http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/13/motorola-xoom-up-for-pre-order-at-best-buy-for-1-199/ Even Engadget...
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    Microsoft and Nokia... the first prototype product

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/exclusive-nokias-windows-phone-7-concept-revealed/ Well, that actually looks pretty damned cool if I do say so myself. I like the pinkish one, and the actual form factor looks like it would fit in one's hand pretty damned well. Maybe this new collaboration...
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    1280x800 4.5" IPS Display from Hitachi... I'll take two, please

    It's about damned time: http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2011/02/11/hitachi-to-offer-improved-smartphone-lcd-display/ http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/hitachis-4-5-inch-ips-display-has-1280-x-720-res-1-100-1-contr/ Been waiting for something like this... well, forever it seems. :) Even...
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    Dell Latitude XT3 Convertible Laptop, hands on

    Engadget got a chance earlier today to take a peek and get some hands on time with the just introduced Dell Latitude XT3: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/dell-latitude-xt3-convertible-tablet-hands-on-video/ Big feature: dual input digitizer, with a matte screen that is capacitive which...
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    SwiftKey TouchType Tablet keyboard app for Android 3.0

    http://www.swiftkey.net/blog/?p=338 Wow, this looks awesome and should as hell make a big difference for folks holding a tablet in both hands. No more "Ok, lemme hold it in this hand and tap out the letters with this finger" or situations like it. I can already imagine myself using this...
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    Android 3.0 preview in progress...

    http://www.youtube.com/android (EDIT: See this post below for info) I gotta say, just a few minutes into this, I am 100% confident that Android 3.0 is going to overtake everything. Google is getting it right, unlike everybody else. Apple... you've got a lot of catching up to do. ;) Pretty...
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    Dell Streak 7 review is up at Engadget...

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/31/dell-streak-7-review/ They give it high marks in most respects, crap ones in others, but that's pretty much expected of an Engadget review these days. The one thing that just blows my mind is the fact that the original 5" Streak is still ridiculously expensive...
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