$700 HP Touchpad “4G” HSPA+ Edition Now Up For Pre-Order

HP is so desperate to sell a ton of Touchpads. Like really. They’ve even discounted them, and now the $700 32GB internal storage, 1.5GHz processor, webOS 3.0.2, 4G HSPA+ model on AT&T is available for (sans-contract) pre-order on Amazon. Link for those interested in an operating system without much of a future at this pace on a tablet is at the source. I honestly believed a webOS tablet wouldbe a hit, but with so many bugs at launch (and most of those bugs fixed after launch) I’m no finding anyone interested in it, at all. Is webOS really doomed? Via: Amazon

Apple Releases A Low-End, Sans Thunderbolt $999 iMac For Education


In a bid to get schools and education customers into Mac territory (which is where educations should be), Apple has released an iMac for $999 with specs that have been brought down to a 3.1GHz Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 250GB hard drive, Mac OS X Lion, and an AMD Radeon HD 6750 GPU with 256MB of memory. Also worth mentioning is that the RAM is not upgradeable in this edition and there is Thunderbolt port (gasp!). Oh, and there’s no Bluetooth either. I really guess they had to compromise on this one. Via: Apple

iOS 5 Beta 5 Now Available As An OTA For Developers (updated)


iOS 5 beta 5 has just been released to developers, and is available for download via the new over-the-air update function found in iOS 5 beta 4, but can also be updated the old way: Connecting the iDevice to iTunes. Full changelog after the break.

Update: At the moment, not all iOS 5 beta 4 devices can get the update (including myself on my iPad 2), as Apple’s servers are under heavy strain. However, most of you devs should see the update by the end of today.

Suunto Core Glacier Gray review

Does anybody wear watches anymore? Well, people in fact do. Whether or not high-end watches like the Suunto Core will be all the rage like smartphones are is a definite doubt, but as seen the in the review after the break, there really isn’t anything wrong with this expensive watch. It’s pretty cool, actually.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Touchwiz Update Rolling Out To WiFi Models


The optional Galaxy Tab 10.1 Touchwiz updat that was detailed and side-loaded to press devices earlier this week is now rolling out to all consumers who have the WiFi edition of the Galaxy Tab 101, while the I/O 2011 and 4G LTE editions wIll follow sometimes after. In order to check if your Tab 10.1 has the update ready, go to Settings > About Tablet > Update. The Touchwiz update adds a tuned interface, Media Hub, Social Hub, Music Hub, Amazon Cloud Player, Movies in Android Market, Swype keyboard for tablets, quick-launching apps, a new quick panel, as well as a photo editor.

Sprint Unveils The $100 Samsung Conquer 4G, Complete With Gingerbread

This is your entry-level budget smartphone. A 1GHz processor, Sprint ID UI service, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 4G WiMAX data speeds, 3.2MP rear-facing camera (flash and zoom included), a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 3.5-inch touchscreen with 320×480 pixels resolution, and all the normal little Android bells and whistles for $100 on 2-year contract. This little smartphone launches August 21st. PR after the jump.

Notch Is Rich: 3 Million Copies Of Minecraft Sold

Notch has diamonds for eyes. Get it? No? Then play Minecraft.

According to both Notch himself and PC Gamer, Minecraft has sold 3 million copies as of today, at roughly $21 USD a copy, with more than 10 million users registered (and of which 3 million bought the game). That’s a lot of money (in gross, excluding taxes and so forth). In fact, that’s so much money Notch should make Minecraft in real-life. Just saying.

And it doesn’t stop there: with 1.8 coming out soon, Minecraft’s Adventure Update is only getting bigger and better by the day. Time to play some Minecraft, I suppose. Via: PC Gamer