Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Refurbed ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U External DVD Writer - $9.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!.
Offer: With all these new slim laptops foregoing built-in optical drives, getting one of these is a good idea. Plus, it's just $9.99 after rebate!
Ready to get your... jollies on? The Jolibook might be launching this Friday in the UK first - just as a rumor at the moment. Pricing is set at 279 pounds - just a pound under the Acer Aspire One D255 netbook.
It won't ship with a Windows OS - but it has another market it wants to put its tentacles in - the education market. There are supposedly deals iwth education suppliers in the UK and Europe.
The latest happenings from around the web - November 18th, 2010
- MALIBAL NINE X7200 Gaming Notebook @ Hot Hardware
- Cryo Rapier Gaming PC @ Hardware Heaven
- ASUS Radeon EAH6850 DirectCU @ Neoseeker
- AMD gains on Intel, slips against nVidia @ Kitguru
- Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 OC 1GB Graphics Card Unboxing Video @ eTeknix
- Inno3D GTX 580 OC @ CDRInfo
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Video Card @ Hardware Secrets
Twitter has become pretty big business 140 characters at a time, and they are now looking to be close to releasing an Analytics product that would allow users to see a ton of information about their account that has previously been kept officially behind the scenes except by use of some third party apps. The photo below gives a little bit of what could be expected from the new release:
There are already a few third-party companies like Twittalyzer and Tweetstats that offer up trend info like how many retweets you get, success of tweets, and tweets that cause people to "unfollow" you, but Twitter releasing a solution in house would most likely take a pretty good chunk out of their userbase. According to Mashable, Twitter execs have started to invite a small group of users to test drive their new Analytics product and it could hit the mainstream by the end of the year.
Google has been one of the big dogs when it has come to the mobile revolution, but they've been lagging behind a bit when it has come to making Google Docs completely mobile friendly. Google is looking to change that with their announcement that Google Docs are becoming edit-friendly on Android and iOS devices.
Up until now, Google Docs have been read-only on these two major mobile platforms. Editing looks to be as easy as tapping within a text field and editing to your heart's content. Android's voice transcription is supported and changes show up in "near realtime" to others checking out the document. Adding new documents also looks to have been recently added as well.
There has to be quite a few Apple fans out there that are kinda grumpy that there's no keyboard-inclusive option when it comes to iPhones. BoxWave is looking to solve that problem for you textaholics with their Keyboard Buddy.
The Keyboard Buddy is an iPhone 4 case with an embedded slide out keyboard that communicates with the iPhone via Bluetooth. This slider design is simpler than other flip out or slide tilting options out there and doesn't look to add a ton of weight or heft to the device. Check it out for $70 when it hits stores next month.
Firefox is well known for the tons of options when it comes to add-ons to personalize your browsing. The king of the mountain when it comes to add-ons is AdBlock Plus, which developer Wladimir Palant is getting ready to announce has reached the 100 million download mark. The concept is simple: block online ads and prevent tracking by marketing programs.
Palant, who has been able to recently quit his full time job and work on ABP full time due to an anonymous grant, has reached the record number of installs for a browser app that has over 12 million active users every day. It's quite a feat and makes sense for those who want a simpler browsing experience free of the annoyances that audio and fading full page ads can provide. Just remember to put TweakTown on your whitelist, okay? Our ads are very user friendly, tech-centric, and helps to pay the bills.
One of the biggest gripes about smartphones, for all their awesomeness, is battery life. Cho Sinhyung & Jeon Jungjae have released a conceptual design called the "Second Life Mobile Phone Concept" that would give your battery a break with a hybrid screen.
This futuristic looking design employs a full featured AMOLED screen when your phone is active that switches over to an E-Ink display while in standby mode. The semi-transparent screen would also show the battery life percentage remaining. It looks like a fragile little thing, but it's a pretty cool concept that may have its uses in future designs.
Well, well Sony - I clap in your general direction. There are pics out from an early Sony PSP2 development kit. Is it just me or do the pics (in their blurry quality) feel like an ultrasound when you have a baby on the way (having done this just months ago myself, with the arrows pointing to different parts of the babies growing body) but anyway! Pics!
Just like a growing baby - the PSP2 is in early stages yet obviously - but from these pictures obviously taken with a 45 year old camera, it looks to have a HD screen, two cameras (front and rear), microphone, two thumbsticks and a rear "trackpad".
Was 2TB in a single drive not enough? No, no it was not.
Hitachi were the first to reveal a 7200RPM, 2TB drive and now it has done it again with the 3TB.