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SlashGear Week in Review, Week 16, 2009

SlashGear Week in Review, Week 16, 2009

It's Sunday again. Another week is about to start, but before we get to look forward to all the news coming out of the industry next week, we reflect on what we learned last week. Ok, I'm done reflecting, how about you? No? Can't remember all the news from last week?  Well here's the rundown.

Windows 7 RC might be out May 5th for public

Windows 7 RC might be out May 5th for public

According to Microsoft's Partner Program website, we'll see Windows 7 RC drop on May 5th for the public. There were reports that MSDN subscribers were able to download the new Windows 7 version, but it turns out to have been a slip up on Microsoft's part by posting a page early.

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Pirate Bay Admins found guilty; get 1-year sentence

Pirate Bay Admins found guilty; get 1-year sentence

The Swedish courts announced their ruling against Pirate Bay administrators Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg and Peter Sunde. The group was found guilty of contributing to copyright infringement through their site The Pirate Bay, and were sentenced to 1 year in prison, as well as $3.6 million dollars in fines to be paid to Sony BMG, Warner Bros. and other record labels. The slight bit of good news here is that the Pirate Bay won't be going anywhere, and will remain operational, as the technology is 100% legal.

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Rumor: Garmin-Asus Nuviphone might drop in June

Rumor: Garmin-Asus Nuviphone might drop in June

We've been waiting for it since 2008 basically, but there are rumors now circulating that we might see the Garmin-Asus Nuviphone in June of this year. The device will be running a variation of Linux, and we should be seeing it before summer.

Apple iPhone and Verizon: just not meant to be…yet

Apple iPhone and Verizon: just not meant to be…yet

With the news that Apple's contract with AT&T would be up in 2010, there were rumors abound that Verizon would be moving in to get a deal with Apple to bring the Jesus phone to Big Red. Bad news CDMA lovers: It's not going to happen. Well, not for the iPhone 3G anyway.

iStubz from CableJive eliminates all that useless slack

iStubz from CableJive eliminates all that useless slack

I don't know about you, but my iPod sits close to my computer for syncing and charging. Rarely do I need the slack of the included cable, which often provides something for my clumsy self to trip over whenever I sit down at my desk. Behold, iStubz is the answer.

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Philips shows off Lumiblade, new OLED applications

Philips shows off Lumiblade, new OLED applications

Philips may be out of the TV Game in North America, but they're busy finding new and crazy ways to manipulate OLED's into awesomes designs and shapes. The experiments by Philips demonstrates the wide application of OLED's and possibilities for future products. Given their lightweight and thin nature, OLED's are capable of being utilized in many different ways, not just televisions.

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Onkyo announces iPod/iPhone U-Port devices and HD radio

Onkyo announces iPod/iPhone U-Port devices and HD radio

Onkyo has debuted two new devices: one dock for iPod and iPhone that takes advantage of the U-Port (Universal Port) that is proprietary to Onkyo, and an HD radio. The iPod/iPhone dock uses the U-Port's single cable connection for complete control of the docked device.

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Apple researching movement aware iPhones; Is that a front facing camera?

Apple researching movement aware iPhones; Is that a front facing camera?

A new Apple patent filing for movement-aware interfaces on the iPhone also depicts a front facing camera. Apple is known for filing patents that it never intends to build (why make money on a product when you can make it through licensing?) though this particular filing appears that it might make its way into a new iPhone. If it happens to get into the one expected this summer, well I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.

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Shuttle announces new power-saving Nettop with SUSE Linux Operating System

Shuttle announces new power-saving Nettop with SUSE Linux Operating System

Shuttle has announced a new duel-core nettop for consumers: the X270V. The box is running SUSE Linux on Intel dual-core Atom 330 CPU's with each core clocked at 1.6 GHz. The machine can hold up to 2GB of DDR2, and offers users one of the smallest footprints of any nettop computer.

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Nikon announces D5000

Nikon announces D5000

We've seen the leaked photos of the D5000's in the wild, but the official announcement came through from Nikon about the D5000. The D5000 features a 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD monitor that allows you to shoot easily from any angle you can work your way into.

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Gamer Supreme 928i soon to be available through NewEgg

Gamer Supreme 928i soon to be available through NewEgg

Hardcore gamers out there might be interested to know that the Gamer Supreme 928i from iBUYPOWER will soon be available through NewEgg exclusively for $1,299. The rig is positioned for gamers who need the performance, and have a bit of spending money. The specs are pretty nice, so make sure you check those out below.

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