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VUDU coming to the PS3 on November 23rd

By: Don Lynn | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 17, 2010 6:31 am

Sony is really reeling in the streaming services for the Playstation 3. With Netflix and Hulu Plus already on board, VUDU is looking to join the PS3 streaming party on November 23rd.

 

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This video service, recently acquired by Walmart, gives you on-demand HD streaming up to 1080p with Dolby 5.1 Digital sound available. The interface will be familiar to VUDU users; at least until December when VUDU is planning on rolling out a complete UI refresh that will be more streamlined and even Playstation Move friendly. If you're looking for another streaming service, keep an eye on for VUDU next week.

Sapphire announces TOXIC Edition 6800 series cards

By: Don Lynn | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 17, 2010 5:56 am

The newest AMD cards are about to get a whole lot cooler as Sapphire has announced their TOXIC line of 6800 series video cards. The GPUs are build on the stock 6800 model cards but are receiving stock overclocks and the popular TOXIC cooler treatment.

 

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The HD6850 TOXIC is overclocked to 820MHz on the core and 1100MHz for the memory to give an out of the box performance boost. Two DVI, one HDMI, and two DisplayPort connections are included for maximum connectivity and support for up to four monitors in Eyefinity. Sapphire is also offering access to their new TriXX overclocking tool as a free download for Sapphire Select Club members for even more tweaking and performance.

Download of the Day: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 17, 2010 5:44 am

Our Download of the Day today is Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110.

 

Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

 

• Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is just a fraction of Acrobat Reader 20 M size.

 

• Breezing-fast: When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay. You are not forced to view an annoying splash window displaying company logo, author names, etc.

 

• Annotation tool: Have you ever wished to annotate (or comment on) a PDF document when you are reading it? Foxit Reader allows you to draw graphics, highlight text, type text and make notes on a PDF document and then print out or save the annotated document.

 

• Text converter: You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.

 

• High security and privacy: Foxit Reader highly respects the security and privacy of users and will never connect to the Internet without users' permission. While other PDF readers often silently connect to the Internet in the background. Foxit PDF Reader does not contain any spyware.

 

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Internode gives a speed increase to ADSL1 customers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Nov 17, 2010 5:40 am

Looks like the fight between Internode and Telstra Wholesale is beginning to benefit the customers...

 

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Internode has today announced a speed boost to their suffering ADSL customers stuck on 512kb/1.5Mb plans - Internode have renegotiated their contract with Telstra Wholesale which means customers once stuck on ADSL/TW hardware can possibly now get ADSL2+.

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Google Navigation is a GO on Android Devices! Also FREE!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 17, 2010 5:25 am

Google have clicked the launch button for Navigation in Australia and New Zealand.

 

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Google Navigation doesn't require an update for Google Maps - it will work on any Android device with the 1.6 OS or above and Google Maps for mobile 4.2 and above - which is more or less all Android handsets.

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Deal of the Day: Coupon Code for Sony BDP-S470 3D Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player for $120.70 plus Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 17, 2010 5:04 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Electronics-Expo.com - Coupon Code for Sony BDP-S470 3D Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player for $120.70 plus Shipping!.

 

Offer: Best price around for Sony's blazing fast BDP-S470 3D Wi-Fi blu-ray disc player at just $120.70 after 15% off coupon, plus $7.99 shipping for a grand total of $128.69 shipped. Use coupon code: LS1015 for the discount, expiring 11/30/10.

 

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Panasonic jumping on the Android smartphone bandwagon in 2011

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 17, 2010 4:32 am

Panasonic is admittedly late to the smartphone party, but they are looking to change that soon. Osamu Waki, the head of Panasonic's mobile division, spoke today at a news conference and announced that Panasonic will start rolling out Android based phones in Japan sometime in 2011 and hit the rest of the world with them by 2012.

 

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According to Waki, Panasonic "misjudged the speed at which smartphones would be taken up in the Japanese market." There weren't a whole lot of details on exact models or specs; only Waki's statement that "with the rapid shift to Android, we want to catch up quickly."

Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 17, 2010 4:29 am

The latest happenings from around the web - November 17th, 2010

 

Systems

 

- Impactics C3LH & K.I.S.S.S. passive HTPC @ Techpowerup

- HP Envy 14 Beats Edition @ Techreviewsource

- Alienware To Ship Laptops With Mobile 6970 @ eTeknix

 

CPU

 

- AMD Brazos Platform Benchmarked - Zacate E-350 1.6GHz APU @ Legit Reviews

- AMD Athlon II X2 255 Processor @ Vortez UK

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic @ OverclockersClub

- Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 @ HT4U

- Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 1GB Video Card @ ThinkComputers

- i3DSpeed, October 2010 @ ixbtlabs

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The Beatles finally come to iTunes

By: Don Lynn | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Nov 17, 2010 3:28 am

Apple has come to terms with one of their long time foes and Beatles fans everywhere who use iTunes are rejoicing. Apple, EMI, and Beatles-founded company Apple Corps have come to terms and now all 13 of the Beatles studio albums are now available on iTunes.

 

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If you've visited Apple's homepage today, you've already noticed the Beatle-centric flavor that their site has taken. In addition to the studio albums being available, iTunes also has links to the Beatles box set, video highlights, and even a Ping page for those using the new function. "It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream we've had since we launched iTunes ten years ago," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

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