Archive for Jun 28, 2011

Apple Issues Refunds After Final Cut Pro X Complaints

Apple Issues Refunds After Final Cut Pro X Complaints

When Apple first previewed the next-gen flagship film editing software, Final Cut Pro X, back in April, it was touted as a "jaw-dropping" completely revamped 64-bit masterpiece. And, all for an amazing never before seen low price. However, since its debut last week, loyal users that went for the upgrade have indeed jaw-dropped but not in a good way. Luckily, many that complained were able to get refunds, something not typical of Mac App Store sales.

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4G LTE iPhone 5 and iPad 3 Hinted in LulzSec Leak

4G LTE iPhone 5 and iPad 3 Hinted in LulzSec Leak

So you remember that End of 50 Days letter the good fellas of LulzSec sent out yesterday? Turns out one of the files they leaked, the AT&T one to be exact, may well align some numbers to point to an AT&T 4G LTE release of both the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3, both of them in August or September of this year, 2011. Sounds pretty raw! What we're seeing here is a bit of older news on how AT&T plans on rolling out tiered pricing for their upcoming LTE rollout. It's the date of this proposed "migration" that has us double-looking.

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iPhone 4S In September, No iPhone 5?

iPhone 4S In September, No iPhone 5?

Industry analyst predictions for the next-gen iPhone have been all over the place. Rumors initially pointed to an iPhone 5 coming in September, however, later evidence suggested that only a minor upgrade dubbed the iPhone 4S. Soon, insider tips suggested both phones to be on their way. But once again, the winds have changed and now possibly only the iPhone 4S will show up this fall.

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Pentax WG-1 GPS Now Available in Shiny Orange and Bright Beyond Belief

Pentax WG-1 GPS Now Available in Shiny Orange and Bright Beyond Belief

If there's one thing I love, it's multiple colorways, and what I mean when I say that is that if you make a device, and I'm talking to you OEMs, I love to see it in several different color combinations. Just yesterday we had a post up on Android Community about the onset of colors in the chassis of Android devices, now let's talk for a moment about the Pentax WG-1 GPS camera - a device which we last spoke about back in February as a rugged alternative to the fragile point and shoot devices that are so common in today's digital landscape. Today we see a colorway that doesn't make your eyes freak out and jump our of your head: Shiny Orange!

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TAG Heuer LINK Released as Swiss Luxury $6700 Android Handset

TAG Heuer LINK Released as Swiss Luxury $6700 Android Handset

There comes a time in every mobile OS's life when someone makes a device for it that's so luxurious that only Kanye West will own one. You've got your Galaxy S II our there right now for over $600 if you want it in the USA right this moment, but how about if you want to drop over $6k? How about speaking with Swiss watchmakers TAG Heuer? They've got a device coming out that's called the LINK - made of 316L Stainless steel, Gold, Diamonds, Black PVD, Titanium, Rubber, Calfskin leather, Carbon leather, Alligator and Lizard skin, ringing in at 4700€, aka $6700 USD.

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Alienware M18x crams new NVIDIA GTX 580M GPU inside

Alienware M18x crams new NVIDIA GTX 580M GPU inside

Alienware and NVIDIA have a long history of unveiling new computers that use the latest NVIDIA hardware inside. Alienware has announced a new notebook computer called the M18x that uses what NVIDIA claims to be the fastest notebook GPU ever. NVIDIA also says that the new GPU will come in the M17x notebooks soon too. The M18x is the first notebook to use the new GPU.

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Promise Technology ships Thunderbolt Storage System

Promise Technology ships Thunderbolt Storage System

There are a few storage systems that will work with the new Apple and Intel designed Thunderbolt port for more bandwidth for devices. Promise has announced that it is now shipping a new storage device that uses the Thunderbolt port. The new storage device is called the Pegasus RAID solution. The Pegasus comes in 4-bay and 6-bay flavors depending on the needs of the user. The storage arrays support from 4TB to 12TB.

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Boingo now offers users access to Gogo internet in flight

Boingo now offers users access to Gogo internet in flight

Boingo has announced that it has teamed up with Gogo to offer the users of the Boingo extended roaming network access to Gogo internet service on select commercial airlines. The access will be available on over 1,100 aircraft with nine different carriers with internet access available above 10,000 feet altitude. Gogo is the premier in-flight WiFi access provider on commercial flights today.

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New Nokia leaks detail phones named after girls

New Nokia leaks detail phones named after girls

Some details have leaked on phones that are supposed to be coming later this year. The details are in the rumor department for now but there is a wealth of details so the rumor probably has a bit of fact to it at least. The first is the Nokia C7-01 Helen set for a Q3 launch at 300 euro. The device will pack a 3.5-inch ClearBlack LCD, 8MP camera with autofocus, and Symbian Belle along with a 1GHz CPU. The Cindy handset has a 3.2-inch AMOLED, 1GHz CPU, 5MP camera, NFC tech, FM tuner, and a price of 260 euro for Q3.

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Nikon shows off wild looking prototype and concept cameras

Nikon shows off wild looking prototype and concept cameras

Nikon isn’t exactly a company I associate with out there designs and concept devices. The company does design some though and has several concepts and prototypes on display in France at the Hello Demain exhibition. The first of the concepts in the photo below is a very interesting looking camera that has more than just interchangeable lenses. Apparently the camera has interchangeable LCD, lens, and grips to customize the camera to your needs. That is a cool idea, we can customize the lens to our needs with a DSLR, why not the rest of the camera too.

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Intel Cloverview to hit at same time as Windows 8, Intel vs. ARM matchup coming

Intel Cloverview to hit at same time as Windows 8, Intel vs. ARM matchup coming

It seems like Windows 7 from Microsoft just hit the market and already we are talking about Windows 8. Generally when Microsoft launches a new OS you can count on it being tied firmly to Intel processors and other x86 offerings on the market. With Windows 8, Microsoft is breaking away from its past of putting the bulk of its weight behind Intel platforms and will make Windows 8 work with other platforms like ARM-powered tablets and laptops.

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