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This Week on Geek — August 14th – August 20th

Apple Aha Mobile launches iPhone app for drivers
iTunes now sells one quarter of all music in the U.S., NPD says
iPod speakers that look like 80’s boom box
Is the iPod in trouble?
TomTom’s in-car kit will turn the iPod touch into a pro-grade navigational device
Opinion: Why Apple’s PR sucks
Apple goes nuts over a good Steve/bad Steve story, asks Times to sack the piece
Review: TomTom’s iPhone GPS app replaces one more device in your pocket
$29 OS X Snow Leopard to roar next Friday, are you ready for it?
Gadgets iPod speakers that look like 80’s boom box
Name Kodak’s next pocket video camera
Woot! for Kids launches
Samsung release WEP870 Bluetooth headset that doubles as headphones
TomTom’s in-car kit will turn the iPod touch into a pro-grade navigational device
USS Enterprise gets refit as a vinyl record player
iConvert saves your VHS and DVD collections to memory card
Mighty Mini Speakers provide sound in a small package
Hovercraft that gets around with human power
Review: TomTom’s iPhone GPS app replaces one more device in your pocket
Mobile Aha Mobile launches iPhone app for drivers
Samsung release WEP870 Bluetooth headset that doubles as headphones
By 2011, one billion Wi-Fi chipsets will ship
Blockbuster to offer movies via Motorola phones
Discovery Channel launches network iPhone app
Palm opens up submissions for paid apps to App Catalog
Dell’s iPhone-esque smartphone launches in China, but not in the U.S.
Britains value their phones above sex, alcohol, and chocolate
Cupcake could be the last OS update for T-Mobile G1 users
Review: TomTom’s iPhone GPS app replaces one more device in your pocket
Games Future launching subscription-only, ad-free, official World of Warcraft magazine
PS3 Slim costs Sony $100 on every sale?
Fable II getting episodic re-release on Xbox Live
PS3 Slim unboxing and comparison video
Sony planning a 250GB PS3 Slim
Review: Treasure World for Nintendo DS
The Guild asks, “Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?”
Sony gives away Gran Turismo PSP with early PSP Go sales
PlayStation 3 firmware v3.00 brings beauty to XMB
Sony officially unveils $299 PS3 Slim (Updated with images)
Chips Lite-On release netbook-friendly external DVD writer
Early Core i5 sales weren’t planned, Intel to investigate
Review: Asus G51VX-A1 15.6-inch gaming notebook
Verbatim release InSight external hard drives with Always On display
Lenovo recalls damaged batteries
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Geek.com Web Picks
Submit your favorite sites, articles, software picks, diversions,etc., to Joel@Geek.com (mail subject: Good Sites). Here are a couple of my faves:

An Asus Gaming Laptop Starting at $1050?

Sal is known for testing out laptops all day long and recently played around with the Asus G51VX-A1 15.6-inch gaming notebook. The notebook is loaded with a ton of great gear (15.6-inch screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M graphics) but the best part is how cheap the entry level version is: $1050! Gaming notebooks used to start a lot higher so if you’re in the market for a gaming notebook, be sure to read through Sal’s review. Another interesting point to note is that a gaming laptop is more than powerful enough to handle web browsing and your usual school work-related activities, so it might not be too hard to convince mom and dad that this is a great back-to-school buy.

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Don’t Forget About This
Did you know that Geek.com does a Podcast? Every week Sal and Joel discuss the latest news, what gadgets they’re playing with, and more. You can check out our current and past podcasts at Geek.com/podcast.
As always, thanks for reading!

Joel Evans
Joel@Geek.com
Chief Geek
Geek.com

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