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Deal of the Day: Sennheiser HD201 Professional DJ styled Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones for $14.99 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Nov 9, 2011 2:21 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Sennheiser HD201 Professional DJ styled Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones for $14.99 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: Use coupon code: EMCJJKB68 to take $10 off this Sennheiser professional DJ style stereo headphones set, taking the price down to just $14.99 with FREE shipping. Expires 11/14/11.

 

SENNHEISER HD201 PROFESSIONAL DJ STYLED HI-FI STEREO HEADPHONES DEAL

 

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US military weapons, "full of fake Chinese parts"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 9, 2011 11:43 am

I wonder if you look under the latest Jet, Rocket Launcher or M16 if it would say "Made in China", because at the end of the day - a lot of the parts that go into the high-end military arms are built in China. A story has come about that the US Senate Armed Services Committee said its researchers had uncovered 1,800 cases in which the Pentagon had been sold electronics that may be counterfeit.

 

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In total, the committee has said that they found more than a million fake parts that have made their way into warplanes such as the Boeing C-17 transport jet and the Lockheed Martin C-130J "Super Hercules." The problem with this is, it could be everywhere without the US military knowing, as they also found fake components in Boeing's CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter as well as the Theatre High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile defence system.

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L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition, now available on PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 9, 2011 11:01 am

L.A. Noire has enjoyed high praise on the console, but now its time for the PC to get some of that 40s-themed goodness. L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition has either launched, or will launch within the next day or so (depending on region) and includes a bunch of additions and highlights over the console counterpart.

 

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L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition includes all previously released DLC for the console versions (including additional outfits, weapons, and cases such as "Nicholson Electroplating", "Reefer Madness", "Naked City", "Slip of the Tongue", "Consul's Car" and more) and makes them available to players from the start.

 

New for the PC version is, support for NVIDIA's 3D Vision, enhanced resolutions and graphical performance, keyboard mapping and gamepad support. You can grab it from the Steam Store.

Sandy Bridge-E chips spotted on British Retailer website

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Nov 9, 2011 10:09 am

A British retailer has listed two hexa-core Intel Sandy Bridge-E chips on their website, the Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition. The i7-3960X is priced at £850.79 (inclusive of taxes) which coverts to roughly US$1,361.

 

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The unlocked Core i7-3930K sits at £477.59 (inclusive of taxes) which is around US$764. Earlier this month a Chinese retailer listed these chips, at different prices. The Chinese retailer had the Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition at the equivalent of US$1,227 with the Core i7-3930K sitting at roughly US$912.

 

The British store is $150 cheaper on the Core i7-3930K, but still a long way from the $583 price point that the chip is meant to be. Then we have the British store quoting a price of $130 higher for the Extreme Edition-flavored Core i7-3960X. Whichever way you look at it, we'll be waiting for proper pricing and its not long to go. This is also what happened when the competition is bulldozed at launch.

Nokia N9 PR1.1 update has been released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 9, 2011 9:35 am

Nokia has just started to publish the PR1.1 update for their Nokia N9 smartphone (software update version number 20.2011.40-4). The new update is published in waves and your phone will display a notification once it's made available for you.

 

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Feature-wise, the PR1.1 sports NFC support, music controls on the lock screen and the fabulous Swype keyboard. Noise cancellation is included which reduces background noise so that your friends can hear you better, photo and video shooting with color filters is now included with black & white, sepia, vivid, negative and solarize as options. Close apps can now be done with swiping down, which is by default, new indicators for standby screen like charging and calendar are included.

 

Lastly, the N9 is with PR1.1 is now more powerful at multi-tasking, with improved memory handling. Let us know how you go with the new update!

Mozilla Thunderbird 8.0, Lightning 1.0 released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 9, 2011 8:35 am

Mozilla's Firefox 8.0 hit the web yesterday and while the web browser side of Mozilla is enjoying their time in the lime light, Thunderbird and Lightning have received updated versions, too. Mozilla added Thunderbird to their rapid release schedule a little while back, which means users will receive frequent, periodic updates.

 

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Thunderbird 8.0 highlights include improved speed and responsiveness, add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default, new search and find shortcuts are included, improved accessibility of the attachment list, folder switching pane widget has been removed, numerous platform fixes to stability and a number of security issues have been fixed. It's also based on the new Mozilla Gecko 8 engine.

 

Additionally, Lighting, which has been in beta for a few years now, has finally been polished and given the green-light to have version 1.0 attached to its name. Keep in mind, Lightning 1.0 is only compatible with Thunderbird 8.0, which means you'll need to upgrade.

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Battlefield 3's tactical light being patched, yay

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 9, 2011 8:35 am

One of the current "it really pisses me off" problems in Battlefield 3 is in regard to the tactical light you can spec up on your soldier. There have been many complaints about this and DICE have promised a change will be coming in Battlefield 3's next patch.

 

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In order to show the problem to people, DICE's Alan Kertz has posted three screenshots on his Twitter account. In the first one, the game is shown with no tactical lighting as a point of reference. The second shot is with the current implementation of tactical lighting and the final shot is what players will see after the upcoming patch.

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Google+ launches Pages for businesses and brands

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Nov 9, 2011 6:17 am

Google have finally opened the flood gates to Google+ to business and brands, not just individuals. The new feature is being called "Google+ Pages", and there seems to be little different between a Page and an individual account.

 

 

You're able to add Pages to any of your regular Circles, and Page owners are able to post as usual and take part in Hangouts. Pages also turn up in Google search results, which is quite handy. Google have also introduced a new Direct Connect as well that allows you to specifically search for Google+ Pages, to do this type "+Google" or "+Angry Birds" in a Google Search box and you'll be directed to the respective page.

 

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Both features rollout on a limited basis starting today with Google promising everyone will have it soon.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime - first look!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 9, 2011 4:40 am

Well, look what just arrived in our inboxes here at TweakTown. Some super-hot teaser shots of ASUS' upcoming Tegra-3 based Eee Pad Transformer Prime. I've gotten a bit hot under the collar with these shots, so I'll be having a cold shower very soon.

 

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The shots show off the tablet, and its dock. As well as the two colors it'll be available in, Amethyst Grey (a mix of purple and grey) and Champagne Gold (a mix of Gold and Silver). The tablet looks just so sexy, and we should have more details on it soon ;)

 

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Patriot Memory launches Mac Series SSD and Notebook SODIMMs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: Nov 9, 2011 4:30 am

Patriot Memory have today announced their new Mac Series XT SSDs and SODIMM lines. Both are optimized for the latest and popular Mac-based products, with the new offerings from Patriot geared toward power users who demand the latest storage and memory technology to increase productivity and performance.

 

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The Patriot Memory Mac Series XT SSDs sport the SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor and synchronous NAND which is quite popular in SSD technology and very, very fast. It's capable of delivering speeds of up to 520MB/sec read and 500MB/sec write, while also offering extended battery life and system responsiveness to MacBook owners. Patriot also ensure the best performance and stability available by testing all Mac Series SSDs at the Apple Developer Compatibility labs for both quality and reliability.

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