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Download of the Day: Google Chrome 10.0.628.0 Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 11:26 am

Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 10.0.628.0 Beta.

 

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

 

One box for everything

 

Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.

 

Thumbnails of your top sites

 

Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

 

Incognito mode

 

Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.

 

Safe browsing

 

Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.

 

For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 10.0.628.0 Beta

 

# Fixes several crashes and small issues:

 

* All

- Updated V8 - 3.0.4.1

- Updated WebKit - 534.16

- Eliminated crash on shutdown after "Clear All Downloads" (Issue 66676)

 

Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: Samsung BD-P1600 Netflix, Pandora, You Tube, and Blockbuster On Demand streaming Enabled Blu-ray Player for $69.99 plus Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 10:37 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Samsung BD-P1600 Netflix, Pandora, You Tube, and Blockbuster On Demand streaming Enabled Blu-ray Player for $69.99 plus Shipping!.

 

Offer: $69.99 plus just $5.86 gets you the Samsung BD-P1600, a Netflix, Pandora, You Tube, and Blockbuster On Demand streaming enabled Blu-ray disc player. Get one at this clearance pricing while you can.

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Microsoft's Kinect to support PC "when the time is right"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 6:13 am

Steve Ballmer, current CEO of Microsoft has promised that Kinect will have PC support sometime in the future. Right now, Kinect is Xbox 360 territory, but eventually Microsoft have plans to move this across to the PC.

 

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Even though the system has been hacked, prodded, thrashed and slashed on virtually all platforms, official support is always going to win. The BBC asked Ballmer "Will you plug-in the Kinect to the PC, will you go for that in the near future?", Ballmer replied with "We'll support that in a formal way in the right time and when we've got an announcement to make we'll make it."

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Android 2.3 takes a bite into an Apple iPhone 3G

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 1:16 am

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) has been ported by the homebrew community that is the internet onto the Apple iPhone 3G.

 

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With an iPhone 3G you can still dual-boot to keep your iOS happy, as well as enjoy some Android 2.3 lovin'. The sad news is that the iPhone has gotten Android 2.3 before most Android users - but, this is because of the homebrew community. If only corporations worked this fast to get their new products into the hands of their paying customers.

Geohot unleashes PS3 jailbreak for firmware 3.55

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 12:32 am

Well, Geohot has been busy! He has released a fully custom firmware - not only to show off, but to the world!

 

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If you're the type of person who'd do this, (and just watch PS3 sales explode in the next 6 - 12 months) then you're only two clicks, a USB stick and a manual System Update away from having this.

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LGA2011 consumer board pics ahoy!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 12:16 am

Intel has been quite busy this month with the launch of the LGA1155 socket - but this has not slowed down news floating around the web of the LGA1366-successor, LGA2011.

 

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Zol.com.cn has been a source of some blurred out MSI motherboard shots, of which they claim the new chipset to be called X68 (although there are rumors of an X78 chipset too).

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Intel Shows off the New Core CPUs

By: Sean Kalinich | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 9, 2011 6:57 pm

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Intel shows off a new generation of Core CPUs. In the Las Vegas Convention Center Intel showed off their 2nd Generation Core CPUs along with a host of mobile systems that, according to Intel, will be faster, cooler, and more energy efficient than anything they have every offered before. Although these CPUs (Sandy Bridge) have technically been launched and the web has been full of reviews, Intel was still showing some demos that were very impressive.

 

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Wicked Audio brings smartphone-friendly headphones and more to CES

By: Don Lynn | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 9, 2011 1:34 pm

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Wicked Audio had some very interesting and unique audio solutions on display at CES 2011, and we spent a few minutes with them to take a look at what they've got coming around the bend.

 

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More and more people have smartphones that are doubling as their mp3 players, and the Tour lineup of headphones is a solution for them. The in-line mic and answer/hang up button allow you to receive calls without having to pull your phone from your pocket or armband if you're on a run or working out. The Helix sets below have a wraparound, in ear setup for those that have problems keeping regular in ear headphones in.

 

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Wicked also has a "3D Headphone" lineup for surround sound listening. With their three designer options, these will make a statement as you walk down the street. Keep an eye out for this lineup coming soon.

Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 9, 2011 9:03 am

The latest happenings from around the web - January 9th, 2010

 

CES 2011 Coverage

 

- CES Coverage Pre CES and Day 1 @ OverclockersClub

- CES Coverage @ BCCHardware

- CES 2011 - Futurelooks Press Day Round Up @ Futurelooks

- CES 2011: Gigabyte Press Conference @ ThinkComputers

- CES 2011: Razer Shows Switchblade 7? Portable Gaming Computer Concept @ Hardware Canucks

- CES Day One @ OverclockersHQ

- CES 2011: Intel Demos Future Sandy Bridge Capabilities @ LegitReviews

- CES 2011 Day 1 Coverage: Corsair | Kingston | Thermaltake | Trendnet @ Tweaknews

- CES 2011: Gigabyte Press Conference @ ThinkComputers

Continue reading 'Weekend Roundup' (full post)

Gigabyte continues flood of product previews at CES with P8600 gaming mouse

By: Don Lynn | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 8, 2011 5:49 pm

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Gigabyte's been awfully busy with their big announcements like the G1 Killer motherboards and laptops. Peripheral fans also have something to look forward to from Gigabyte as we got a quick look at their upcoming P8600 Aivia gaming mouse.

 

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Boasting wired or wireless function, swappable rechargeable batteries, ambidextrous grip, and an up to 3500 dpi sensor, Gigabyte is looking to make this a mouse for just about anyone. No official word on launch date or price quite yet.

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