Apple TV hacked to run weather app

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Well, that didn't take long. Greenpois0n jailbroke the new Apple TV just yesterday, and PwnageTool 4.1 this afternoon, and we've already got what appears to be the first custom software successfully running on the device. As you can see, it's… Go To Full Article

GE introduces 'hybrid' bulb with both halogen and CFL elements, instant-on meets effi

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We're pretty okay with waiting the second or so it takes a typical CFL to light up, but sometimes, when we're checking for monsters in closets and other inconspicuous places, it'd be nice if things were a little more expedient.… Go To Full Article

HP Slate 500 officially rings up at $799

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The Atom-powered, Windows 7 Slate will finally see the light of day -- though in a different way than originally intended. While the first videos released by HP may have made it seem like it would be for consumers, HP's… Go To Full Article

A third of iPad owners have never downloaded an app

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t's an often-asked question - yes, of course the iPad is a wonderful device, but is it actually any use? And now figures from Nielsen appear to show that many owners can't think of a thing to do with it. Go To Full Article

ATI's HD 6000 series was meant to be manufactured at 32nm

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At AMD's Technical Forum and Exhibition 2010, we had a quick chat with Matt Skynner, Corporate VP and General Manager of AMD's GPU Division, about the decision to continue using TSMC's 40nm process for ATI's Radeon HD 6000 series. We… Go To Full Article

Networks Block Web Programs From Being Viewed on Google TV

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ABC, CBS and NBC are blocking TV programming on their websites from being viewable on Google Inc.'s new Web-TV service, exposing the rift that remains between the technology giant and some of the media companies it wants to supply content… Go To Full Article

Nvidia Slashes Pricing of Graphics Cards Dramatically

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Just days before AMD's next-generation Radeon HD 6800-series graphics cards hit the market, Nvidia Corp. slashed pricing of its performance-mainstream and high-end graphics boards rather dramatically so to keep their sales going despite of potentially strong offerings by the arch-rival. Go To Full Article

New Apple MacBook Air 2010 Stripped Naked, Receives Low Repairability Score

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The new MacBook Air is an exercise of proprietary engineering. While you can easily access everything once you remove the proprietary screws, you can't really replace any component with an off-the-shelf part, unless you source it from Apple or someone… Go To Full Article

Why Apple saddled the MacBook Air with "gimped" CPUs

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Given that Apple really went all-out to upgrade the rest of the Air package, the choice of a geriatric CPU is a giant slap in the face to Intel's latest portable processor options. Apple looked at Arrandale, Intel's 32nm CPU… Go To Full Article

Official AMD Radeon 6870 and 6850 Benchmarks Released

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We wrap up the official launch of the new Radeon video cards, next generation GPU, successor of a midrange GPU, while matching performance of the previous high-end, and this at a ~$200 price tag! Go To Full Article

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