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Sony Ericsson’s Mobile Phones: You’ll Forget You Even Looked at a Flip Phone

So your Motorola RAZR phone is old and scratched up. While the venerable slim phone is still a hot item the world over, you’ve grown tired of flip phones. Opening and closing your phone was cool when it was your first one. Now, however, you’re more concerned with function, technology, and of course your digital life. That’s why I’ve pulled these two Sony Ericsson phones aside as they made their way through the TigerTV labs, especially to show them to you. So take your Bluetooth headset out of your ear (or not!) and take a look at these hot new Sony Ericsson phones.

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Logitech Harmony Universal Remotes: Making Beautiful Music With Your Home Theater Equipment

Everyone I know has a veritable arsenal of remote controls on their living room table or footrest. Some work, some don’t, and there are even a few whose parent components have long been discarded. It’s time to clean out the home entertainment center: the Logitech Harmony Universal Remote controls are here—and we’ve got a few in the TigerTV labs that you’ve just got to see.

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Tiger University Video Contest Update

The Tiger University Video contest has been accepting entries for just over 30 days now, and we thought you would like to take a few minutes to review some of the great videos users have created.

Don’t fret – there is still time for you to win a valuable prize from TigerDirect, too! Just visit Tiger University for more information and your chance to win! Remember, it’s not us you have to impress, it’s the YouTubers – your number of views is the deciding factor for our video contest.

Good luck!

BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS OC Water Cooled Edition 640MB Video Card

Redefine your gaming reality with the BFG NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTS OC™ Water Cooled Edition 640MB PCI Express® graphics card featuring the world’s first DirectX® 10 GPU and 8800 series water block.

With PC enthusiasts in mind, BFG and Danger Den co-developed this custom copper water block to feature exceptional thermal performance in a single slot design that frees up valuable space for other add-in cards. This replaces the standard double slot 8800 GTS fan for those who currently own or are purchasing a PC water cooling system. Each card is hand-built by a trained BFG technician with Arctic Silver® thermal compound and includes 1/2”, 3/8” and 1/4” fittings (barbs) allowing you to custom tailor it to your water cooling needs.

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The New Line of Defense Against SPAM: Kittens

kitten-on-gaurd.jpgKevin Larson, a researcher at Microsoft Corp.’s Advanced Reading Technologies Group, has come up with a novel way of defeating SPAM emails—asking the sender to identify a photo of a kitten. This is because computers that use automated programs to sign up for (then begin sending SPAM from) email accounts cannot identify the subject of a picture. The photograph can thus be used to authenticate that there is indeed a real person at the other end of the tube series.

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Acer Aspire 5720-6497 Notebook Powerhouse

Notebooks are more popular than desktops these days, and no wonder with a great system like this Acer Aspire! Enjoy digital content to the fullest with this 15.4-inch multimedia system packaged in the cool new Aspire chassis design.

The Acer Aspire 5720 6497 Laptop Computer boasts a host of features like ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300 3D graphics, DVI-D connectivity, HD DVD-ROM and Dolby-certified surround sound. The latest Intel Centrino Duo mobile platform ensures lavish dual-core processing power for rich digital gaming and entertainment, while Acer Video Conference lets you conveniently video-chat with friends and family across the globe.

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Be Careful – Getting Shocked Isn’t Fun

Each of us know that electricity is our friend – it brings us cool air in the summer and heat in the winter, powers all our favorite devices and without it – life would be much different. But, you must also respect electricity. There are some pretty common sense rules which apply. And according to a Switched report, this man just wasn’t thinking, and died.

Wu took the case off the outside of his PC to prevent it from overheating. For some unexplained reason, he was not running the air conditioner in his home, so he wasn’t wearing that much clothing. At some point, his sweaty leg came in contact with his PC’s innards and Wu was dealt the deadly jolt — 380 volts right from his PC’s power supply.

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Grand Opening of TigerDirect Outlet in Durham NC

TigerDirect Durham Gate OpeningCome celebrate the grand opening of the latest TigerDirect Outlet Store in the Northgate Mall, Durham, North Carolina this weekend as we spread the deals to both of our greater Raleigh-Durham locations on Saturday, August 4th, 2007.

The sixth TigerOutlet to open in the US, this store is the first located in a traditional retail mall setting. Our grand opening of the doors to the public was celebrated on Thursday, August 2nd, and we were able to get a few pictures from the staff showing off their new digs.

Starting at 9AM Saturday, you can enter hourly drawings to win great prizes, including a big screen TV! There will be FREE Giveaways all day while you discover all the great deals in PCs and electronics. Plus, this Saturday and Sunday take advantage of the North Carolina Back To School sales tax holiday on computers and notebooks! Pay NO Sales Tax on desktops and laptops and other qualifying items this weekend only!

Simply take Exit 176 off of I-85 to the Northgate Mall. TigerDirect’s Outlet is located next to Sears with both a mall and parking lot entrance.

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Sony DSC-T5 Camera Recall

Sony DCS-T5 affected recall regionSeveral online sources pointed out the latest in Sony recalls (we all don’t forget the battery issues) – and this time it is an errant strip of metal that comes off the camera that can cause cuts and scratches. Sony stepped right up to take care of this – they are offering a free service to replace the bottom on affected units.

To see if your camera is included in the recall, visit Sony’s website for more details. Full text of the Sony release after the break.

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Projectors for work and Play: the Epson PowerLite and Samsung Home Theater Projectors

Epson PowerLite ProjectorI’ve told you about High Definition projectors before. But the disparity between work and home theater projectors is a wide as the difference between a work truck and a hand-made Italian sports car.

Samsung Home Theater HD ProjectorSo instead of attempting to appeal to two separate groups (or two separate facets of yourself, as the case may be) I’ve brought two of these devices together. Whether you’re trying to wow them at your next board meeting or want to turn your basement into a personal movie theater, you’ve got to read this post.

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