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Dell Streak 7 tablet gets torn down on video

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 4:10 pm

The Dell Streak 7 was one of the hoards of tablets that landed at CES 2011 last week. The tablet was a bit strange in that unlike all the other cool tablets that were unveiled running Android 3.0 honeycomb, the Streak 7 used the older OS version with Android 2.2 Froyo. No one is particularly sure why Dell did that considering the tablet has the dual-core Tegra muscle inside to run the new tablet focused version of Android.


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I am sure geeks interested in the Streak 7 are hoping that the tablet gets an update soon. Other than the OS, we know the tablet has Tegra 2 inside and a 7-inch screen among other things. The little rig landed in the hands of the gang at and they decided to gut the tablet for us to peruse.


It's always cool to me to see what's inside the gadgets we own without actually having to take our gear apart. You can see the teardown video below and get your daily dose of gadget porn.

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Download of the Day: FileZilla 3.4.0 Beta 1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 8:16 am

Our Download of the Day today is FileZilla 3.4.0 Beta 1.


FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.


Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:


• Easy to use

• Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

• IPv6 support

• Available in many languages

• Supports resume and transfer of large files greater than 4GB

• Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue

• Bookmarks

• Drag & drop support

• Configurable transfer speed limits

• Filename filters

• Network configuration wizard

• Remote file editing

• Keep-alive

• HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support

• Logging to file


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Deal of the Day: 2TB Fantom Drives Ge-Force GreenDrive USB 2.0 & eSATA External HD for $89.99 after Rebates with FREE Shipping!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 7:30 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the MacMall - 2TB Fantom Drives Ge-Force GreenDrive USB 2.0 & eSATA External HD for $89.99 after Rebates with FREE Shipping!.


Offer: Even lower pricing on the 2TB Fantom Drives G-Force Greendrive with eSATA and USB 2.0 connectors and 2 year warranties right now from MacMall! The $30 worth of rebates take the price to just $89.99 with FREE shipping. This deal ends 1/12//11.


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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 7:21 am

The latest happenings from around the web - January 11th, 2010


CES 2011 Coverage


- The Hottest Products of CES 2011 @ Hot Hardware

- Don't go to Vegas-tales of a journalist's first CES @ Tech Report

- CES 2011 Coverage @ BCCHardware

- CES 2011 - Smarter Homes with Samsung and LG @ Futurelooks

- Corsair and GIGABYTE at CES & MSI's Master of Overclocking @ Techgage

- CES 2011 Live Coverage @ HiTechLegion

- CES 2011 Coverage Part Three @ Megatechnews

- CES 2011: More Cooler Master Storm Products & A New Water Cooler @ Hardware Canucks

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Queensland Floodings

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 4:41 am

Tragedy has hit Queensland, Australia - mass flash floodings have hit the state with the death toll currently at 13 with an unknown amount of people missing.


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There are various appeals and live Facebook feeds to visit and a scrolling message board at - if you're in that area or know of people in that area, obviously you'll want to know that they're safe, there are various info lines and hot lines that you can call or visit.

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Battlefield 3 to be unveiled at GDC 2011

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 3:50 am

EA are set to show off Battlefield 3 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March. EA will also have new game announcements as well as playable hands-on-time with upcoming titles.


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The titles that will be on show including Battlefield 3 will be Shadows of the Damned, Alice Madness Returns, Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning and Crysis 2.

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Elder Scrolls Skyrim gets screenshots and details

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 3:38 am

Elder Scrolls Skyrim has a lot of ES fans licking their lips waiting for some screenshots or details, well, I have your fix right here. Check out a screenshot below of Skyrim!


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Looks great, doesn't it? There's a bunch of details released on it too, these details involve the story, enemies, the graphics engine, combat and weaponary, magic, cities, levels and skills, NPC's, quests and the player.

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Nintendo 3DS - rewards you for fitness in the form of "Game Coins"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 2:14 am

Nintendo sure like pushing that envelope of creativity and they've done it again! Nintendo's 3DS Coins is a step in the right direction for rewarding people for fitness.


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Nintendo made a big splash with Wii Fit, it hit mainstream news pretty hard - it helped the overweight, the elderly, the people that would normally not want to walk around their neighbourhood doing fitness were now safe within the confines of their own houses, getting at least some fitness in.

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RumorTT: iPad 2 coming February 1st?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 1:14 am

Rumors are flying fast that Apple are prepping the iPad 2 for a late January, early February release. Of course Apple have not confirmed any of the rumors, but when have they ever done that?


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Founder of Digg, Kevin Rose, has stated that a source close to him is indicating a February 1st release. Other news on the iPad 2 is obviously the 'square' shape compared to the curvy design of the original (like the iPhone 3G/S to the iPhone 4). Also included in the rumor mill for the iPad 2 is a higher resolution display and dual cameras (front and back) for some FaceTime-action.

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Intel to pay NVIDIA $1.5 billion, also kiss and make up

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 12:35 am

NVIDIA and Intel are now playing nice. I'm guessing this is because AMD is about to open up a can of whoop ass on them (all the pun in the world intended there, you may remember the tattoo, etc).


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NVIDIA and Intel have announced a new six year cross-licensing deal that will have Intel coughing up $1.5 billion over five years to NVIDIA, to gain access to their technology, while NVIDIA gain access to some of Intel's patents.

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