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Apple Offering Refunds For Final Cut Pro X

Apple has recently launched the latest version of Final Cut Pro, dubbed Final Cut Pro X. Unfortunately, the new version doesn’t keep its users happy as there are many poor reviews of the new version.

The largest criticism received is that the “upgrade” isn’t much of an upgrade at all, offering little improvements over the previous version. Fortunately, Apple is listening to its customers and are now offering refunds to unhappy customers in an effort to keep Apple fanboys, loyal.

Google+, The Golden Ticket To Social Media?

In Google’s desperate effort in going social, the company has just launched a new platform called Google+. Okay, so first off- just going off the name you’ve got a well branded product, Google, and a simple “+” symbol indicating that this is something bigger than Google (the no. 1 search engine on the planet).

Going past the obvious, we learn more about the new platform, which in essence, is intended to mimic natural human interaction.

Meet Swoop The Owl, Your iPhone’s Protector

If you sleep with your iPhone, or iPod Touch, you’re not alone, but what can you do to protect your phone from falling off the bed while you doze off? Jim McGraw wanted to find the solution to that very problem and invented a plush owl called Swoop the Owl.

The idea is very simple, just plop your iPhone into the Owl’s pouch and begin using. The kickstarter project currently has less than two weeks remaining and is nearly 25% funded.

Keep Cool With This Megahahelm Heatsink!

If you’re looking to build a new computer, and you need to keep your new Intel chip cool, check out this awesome new CPU heatsink from Megahalems, dubbed the Black Series M.

Before you go crazy and hit the “Buy” button, make sure your computer case is large enough to accommodate the heatsink- a full tower is usually appropriate for these larger heatsinks.

Sony’s CEO Takes 16% Pay Cut

After three years of continuous losses, Sony’s CEO, Howard Stringer, is finally taking a 16% paycut in efforts to allocate that money to other parts of Sony. Okay, so 16% isn’t a lot from a $4.2 million salary, but hey, it’s something.

From the tragic earthquake that occurred in Japan, the company has lost about $3 million and continues to suffer losses after the devastating Sony hack that happened a few months ago from the LulzSec hacking group.

Biggest Technology Myths

Ah, the world of tech myths! Despite countless efforts to kill them, a host of myths continue to persist. Some of them are result of plain ignorance while a few had genuine lineage but as the technology moves forward, do not hold true anymore.They are:

Alcatel-Lucent Invents 400GB Routing Chip

Alcatel-Lucent has just invented a new FP3 chip in the latest of a packet-processing chip series that can route traffic as fast as 400 gigabits per second! The new technology launched Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 and is expected to take on Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks in the future.

The new tech will handle the IPv6 addresses that are scheduled to roll out next year, very well. If you consider that the 100-Gigabit Ethernet standard was approved just last year, it’s amazing to learn of the speeds that new technology brings.

Four Reasons The iPhone 5 Will Dominate

Apple reinvented the mobile phone, and revolutionized the smartphone when it introduced the iPhone. It has been surpassed in overall market share by the Android OS, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is a worthy challenger as well, but this fall Apple has an opportunity to set the bar for the industry once again, and leave the competition in the dust with the iPhone 5.The following factors strongly support this thought:

FlashSoft Raises $3 Million In Funding

Flashsoft, a company founded in November 2009, provides software that allows data center administrators to direct data from a server, to a flash-based solid state drive. The transition to solid state drives allow the data to move closer to the processor, and with the Flashsoft software, applications are able to run faster.

The software is similar to what memcached does for web servers. Flashsoft has recently raised $3 million in funding led by Thomvest Ventures.

Sony VAIO Z Series- Bringing Sexy Back

Sony’s all-new laptop reminds us what we know and love about laptops- their sleek and slender nature, coupled with high performacne. The 13.1″ VAIO Z features Intel’s Light Peak technology, being the first non-Apple device to do so.

Powered by an AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics card, it has the standard HDMI and VGA out as well as an optical drive that plays the latest Blu-Ray videos. The laptop itself weighs in at 3 pounds and features a blazing fast Intel Core i7-2620M processor, clocked at 2.7GHz with 8GB of DDR3 RAM.