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Apple announces new iTunes coming in October

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(Best Syndication News) - Apple announced that they would have a new look for iTunes this October. They will also have many new features and have worked on improving the shopping experience.

The new iTunes player will let you pick one of your albums and expand it so that you can see the songs on the album. You can click on the Play button and the album plays while you continue to browse.

An even more compact MiniPlayer with more features will be made availalbe. The new MiniPlayer will let you see the songs that are coming up next before they play. Then, if you aren’t wanting to listen to one of those songs, you can pick a different song. This can be accomplished without opening the library.

Wind Turbine Model demonstrates the potential for ample amounts of Clean Energy

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from the Stanford University School of Engineering and the University of Delaware developed a wind model to determine if there is enough wind to power the world’s electricity needs in 2030.

The study results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford and Cristina Archer, an associate professor of geography and physical ocean science and engineering at the University of Delaware.

The study involved a three-dimensional atmosphere-ocean-land computer model known as GATOR-GCMOM. Jacobson and Archer adapted this computer model to compute the maximum wind power potential worldwide. In this calculation they took into account the wind reduction caused by the turbines. The turbine model assumed that they could be installed at any location without any limitations set.

Amazon announces new Kindle Fire HD Tablet and Kindle Paperwhite eBook Reader

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon announced new products today -- the Kindle Fire HD tablet, and the Kindle Paperwhite eBook reader. The new tablets from Amazon will not ship yet. The Kindle Paperwhite is expected to ship around October 1, 2012, while the Kindle Fire HD models will ship on November 20, 2012. The company is offering pre-order for customers to reserve them so they can be the first to own one when they do become available.

Kindle Paperwhite Feature

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader will be available for $119 with advertisements and $139 without the ads. The Kindle Paperwhite with 3G service capabilities is $179. The new reader has a higher resolution and better contrast than other readers. The battery life lasts for up to 8 weeks. There is also a built-in light so a person can read in the dark. The display has adjustable contrast for reading in all lighting conditions. The new reader also has an anti-glare screen for better reading outdoors.

AT&T adds 4G LTE service to Bakersfield and Modesto

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(Best Syndication News) - AT&T announced that they have turned on service for the 4G LTE network in Bakersfield and Modesto, California. The AT&T 4G LTE network is up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G service. The faster service works with compatible 4G LTE Smartphones and other mobile devices.

AT&T has been rapidly expanding their 4G LTE network throughout the United States. The company explained that their 4G LTE customers could still get a boost in non-LTE areas with their 4G HSPA+ network.

SONY announces availability and pricing for new 84-inch 4K TV

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(Best Syndication News) - Sony Electronics announced the pricing and availability for their new 84-inch 4K TV. The TV set will cost as much as a new car, and will sell for $24,999.99. It will become available for pre-order starting on September 6, 2012, and will be for sale at certain Sony stores and specialty electronic retailers nationwide in November 2012. Sony made the announcement today at CEDIA.

The resolution is the highest quality with 3840 x 2160 pixels. The TV set measures in at 84-inches diagonally. It also has a comprehensive speaker system built-in to it. There is Internet and 3D TV functionality. Of course, at that price, the TV set should have it all!

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