We are now 29 days into the TweakTown Aussie Flood Appeal and it is time for another update on the donations we have received so far.
At this very moment, the donations total $5,989.75 AUD - yes, some of you donated odd amounts like $11 and $16, but thanks all the same for the extra. It all counts! We have converted to Australian Dollars since that is what will be given.
Happily we are now well above our $5,000 USD minimum, but still a ways short of our target of $10,000 USD. The first end date for the appeal is Feb 26, 2011, but as mentioned in the original news post, we may extend up to March 31st in one week intervals if required.
We have decided to extend till March 5th, at which time we will end and announce the winner on the 8th of March.
On behalf of the whole TweakTown team and all of the lovely sponsors involved, I would like to thank each and every one of you for donating so far. Please remember to tweet, post on Facebook, tell all your friends and scream from your balcony about the TweakTown Aussie Flood Appeal and let's try and hit our amazing target of $10,000 USD for all the people in Australia who have witnessed basically the worst Mother Nature can throw at them.
MWC 2011 - MWC has come to an end and looking back at the show news we thought we would share with you the product that induced the most giggles - Japanese carrier DoCoMo was showcasing a touchable 3D display.
We've got a glasses free 3D display that employs force feedback by sending an electric current to a coil embedded behind the 3D display according to the position of the pen. Since there is no contact with the screen the pen is tracked using two cameras, which has a magnet at its tip to interact with the resulting magnetic field.
In the video above you'll see a cartoon chameleon lashing his tongue out at your pen causing it to fly out of your hand if you held it loosely enough. We have no word on when DoCoMo might be employing this technology in their lineup, but since its Japan we aren't tucking it away as proof of concept and will keep an eye out for this throughout the year.
Our Download of the Day today is Foobar2000 1.1.3.
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.
Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
Full unicode support.
Easily customizable user interface layout.
Advanced tagging capabilities.
Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
Full ReplayGain support.
Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 1.1.3
- Fixed crashing on newest AMD processors.
Deal of the Day: Lenovo G560 Laptop with 4GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Drive, Win 7 64bit and More for Only $399.99 with FREE Shipping!!
Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Lenovo G560 Laptop with 4GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Drive, Win 7 64bit and More for Only $399.99 with FREE Shipping!!.
Offer: A GREAT price on this 15.6" Lenovo G560 laptop! Features include the 15.6" display, Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.13GHz P6200 processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, 320GB hard drive, dual layer DVD+/-RW drive, 802.11b/g/n, 6 cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit! This will NOT last so get it now if you want one.
The latest happenings from around the web - February 24th, 2011
- Build an Intel Sandy Bridge budget system - OcUK @ Vortez UK
- Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC/HTPC @ Techwarelabs
- ECS H67H2-M Black Motherboard @ Madshrimps
- Sapphire Pure Fusion Mini E350 APU Mainboard @ OverclockersClub
- ASRock P67 Profess1onal Fatal1ty - Layout and Design @ Ocaholic
- Intel Previews 32nm Itanium "Poulson" Processor @ Hot Hardware
- Bulldozer at ISSCC 2011 - The Future of AMD Processors @ PC Perspective
- ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II Top @ Ocaholic
Microsoft's Graeme Boyd has tweeted "Gears of War 3 will launch worldwide on September 20, 2011 (except Japan, which will be 22/9). More Gears stuff to come I think." This has been the sweet, sweet music to many Gears' fans worldwide.
The latest installment of Gears of War now has a release date, fans are free to celebrate. Although, Japan-based fans will have to wait an extra (surely to be) excruciating two days. Gears of War 3 continues the story of Marcus, Baird, Dom and others versus the Locust invasion. Expect major new additions to the game in the form of four-player campaign co-op, new multiplayer modes and dedicated mutliplayer servers.
Intel's revised Sandy Bridge-based motherboards are looking to arrive in the first week of March, everyone is calling them B3. While CeBIT is cranking along in the first week of March, press and customer samples of B3 revision boards will be making their way around the world.
It's also possible that there might be B3 revision boards at CeBIT, but that is something that will have to wait until the event itself to see if it's true. Until then!
Apple have today sent out invitations to a media event for March 2nd in San Fransisco which is presumably for their iPad 2. The event is to be held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Apple also included a nice picture to go along with the event invitation, an iOS calender icon with the date March 2 on it, with it slightly folded back exposing an iPad behind it. I personally take it more as a big mofo 2 on the front, with an iPad behind it... nice work, Apple.
The first in-game Battlefield 3 gameplay footage has hit the internet and has sent shockwaves through the gaming industry. It looks to totally redefine the Battlefield series and features a brand new engine in the form of Frostbite 2.0
The gameplay trailer shows upgraded graphics, character models, upgraded lighting and shadows and the ability to drag injured team mates to safety from the cover of fire, rockets or debris. The video also teases that anyone who pre-orders Battlefield 3 Limited Edition will get the "Back to Karkand" expansion pack for free.
Our Download of the Day today is SuperAntiSpyware 4.49.1000.
SUPERAntiSpyware Professional features our highly advanced Real-Time Protection to ensure protection from installation or re-installation of potential threats as you surf the Internet. Used in conjunction with our First Chance Prevention and Registry Protection, your computer is protected from thousands of threats that attempt to infect and infiltrate your system at startup or while shutting down your system.
Advanced Detection and Removal
Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.
Light on System Resources and won't slow down your computer like many other anti-spyware products. Won't conflict with your existing anti-spyware or anti-virus solution!
Real-Time Blocking of threats! Prevent potentially harmful software from installing or re-installing!
First Chance Prevention examines over 50 critical points of your system each time your system starts up and shuts down to eliminate threats before they have a chance to infect and infiltrate your system.
Schedule either Quick, Complete or Custom Scans Daily or Weekly to ensure your computer is free from harmful software.