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Cheezburger will take their 1000+ domains elsewhere if GoDaddy supports SOPA

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 23, 2011 1:30 am

SOPA is continuing to mark its territory with news of anti-SOPA rallying the tech world's best. Cheezburger (who also does I Can Has Cheeseburger, FAIL Blog, Know Your Meme, and more) CEO Ben Huh has announced that they would be moving their array of over 1,000 domains away from GoDaddy unless the registrar recants their support of the act.

 

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The question now is, will Huh's threat be enough to get GoDaddy on his side? GoDaddy is a large enough company with plenty of controversies under their belt, so they're used to this sort of heat. But, the more news, the more awareness is being raised on the issue.

 

If SOPA is supported by GoDaddy, it could be not only a big change to Cheezeburger, but to virtually the entire Internet as we know it. With Cheezeburger's 1000 domains, just imagine the implications of SOPA to the rest of the world.

Prometheus trailer, a kind of prequel to Alien, directed by Ridley Scott

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 23, 2011 12:49 am

Most people I know haven't even heard of 'Prometheus', so if you haven't, then check out the trailer below. The movie works two ways, by itself as a stand-alone Ridley Scott-directed movie, and secondly, a sort-of prequel to Ridley Scott's awesome 'Alien'.

 

 

Alien really changed things up in the genre when it came out, and paved the way for James Cameron's awesome Aliens. Prometheus looks much more epic in scale than what I thought it did, so for those of you who have (like me) watched the constant trickle of leaked screenshots, teasers and real lack of info, the trailer will really blow you away.

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Thursday Evening Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 23, 2011 12:41 am

The latest happenings from around the web - December 23rd, 2011

 

Systems

 

- Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-S03) Laptop @ TechReviewSource

- MacBook Air vs. Ultrabooks @ TechReviewSource

- Building a BitTorrent Rig with the Zotac ZBOX Nano Plus @ Legit Reviews

- Dell Latitude E6220 @ TechReviewSource

 

Memory

 

- Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB DDR3-1600 Memory @ Benchmark Reviews

- G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB 2133 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit @ Futurelooks

 

Video/Monitor

 

- AMD Radeon HD 7970 "Southern Island" @ HT4U

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Download of the Day: CCleaner v3.14

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 22, 2011 2:18 pm

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner v3.14.

 

CCleaner is our system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

 

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Sony Ericsson's 'Super Phone', includes 13-megapixel camera, LTE

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 22, 2011 11:23 am

Sony Ericsson's first big foray into the United States could be quite special, with news details from a Bluetooth End Product List teasing the Sony Ericsson LT28at (which will be on AT&T).

 

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The smartphone will sport a 4.55-inch "Reality" display with a 1280x720 pixel display, LTE-enabled and comes with an amazingly high 13-megapixel, back-illuminated camera sensor with LED flash as well as a 720p front-facing camera.

 

The previous reveal of the phone told us it was a 1.5GHz dual-core. Rumor has it, SE will unveil the device at CES in early January.

Microsoft to stop attending CES after 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 22, 2011 10:39 am

Microsoft have announced that their attendance at CES 2012 will be their last, where on January 9 at 6:30PM, CEO Steve Ballmer will give his third keynote speech. Microsoft will continue to attend to connect with partners and customers, but won't deliver a keynote or schedule a booth.

 

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Microsoft have explained that CES simply doesn't gel with its marketing strategy. Microsoft asks:

 

What's the right time and place to make announcements? Are we adjusting to the changing dynamics of our customers? Are we doing something because it's the right thing to do, or because it's the way we've always done it?

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 launches, red team waves the winning flag

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Dec 22, 2011 8:55 am

AMD have launched their Radeon HD 7970 next-generation GPU today, and the reviews seem to be loving it. As a single-GPU card, it performs amazingly, and can actually keep up with the dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590. There are plenty of reviews to check out, and one CrossFire review which got my blood pumping.

 

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AMD's GCN is featured, Graphics Core Next, which is built on a 28nm process. The Radeon HD 7970 is now the fastest single-GPU in the world and does a damn good job punching the dual-GPUs square in the nuts, too.

 

Mad Shrimps

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Harvey Norman announce Direct Import, super cheap games for Australia, finally

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Dec 22, 2011 7:37 am

Well, if the iiNet acquiring Internode wasn't big enough news for Australia this afternoon, this will be enough to have a celebratory drink tonight. Gerry Harvey has just announced Harvey Norman Direct Import, which will sell import European copies of video games at 'vastly reduced prices'. The site goes live at 6pm this evening, and continue from now. Gerry Harvey has been quoted "if you can't beat them, join them."

 

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Harvey Norman spokesperson Ben Mackintosh has been quoted:

 

Harvey Norman is very pleased to announce, from six pm tonight, Harvey Norman will be utilising its global network, selling games direct to the consumers at fantastic global prices GST free. Consumers will be directly importing from Europe at the best prices available.

 

Mackintosh continues:

 

The Australian gaming customer has been paying far too much for console games. Retailers and suppliers have been keeping the prices far too high. We're utilising our network to bring better prices to the consumer. We strongly recommend that you do not buy a game until you've seen our website. We will save you money on games. We stand by this as a great new feature in the Australian market and we're going to rip up the prices of Australian market.

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Hasbro sues ASUS over the Transformer name

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 22, 2011 7:31 am

One would presume that ASUS had deal written up with Hasbro over the use of the Transformer name, but that is not the case. Hasbro have just filed a lawsuit alleging that ASUS is infringing on the Transformers trademark. What I would like to know, is a few things.

 

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First, why did it take Hasbro this long to get onto a lawsuit, it has been nearly a year since the Transformer has been released. I think it mainly has to do with ASUS releasing the next-gen tablet, Transformer Prime. If you're not up with it, Prime comes from Optimus Prime, from Transformers.

 

Did ASUS step over a boundary here? Should Hasbro just feel proud that their name is making it into the technology world? Or is it just business as usual, use my name and I'll sue the hot pants off you, ASUS. I'm putting it out there, but ASUS can use my full name for their next tablet, it has a ring to it: The ASUS Anthony Garreffa tablet. I'd buy one.

iiNet acquires Internode for $105 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Dec 22, 2011 7:08 am

Two favourite ISPs, Internode and iiNet are merging into one. iiNet are buying Internode for a cool $105 million. The deal is said to be completed by the end of February. This isn't the first ISP that iiNet have scooped up, they purchased Westnet and Netspace previously.

 

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Internode will continue to as a separate business unit, with business as usual. "Off-net" customers, those who are using services wholesaled from Telstra, will be merged onto the iiNet network. This is said to be 15,000 of Internode's total 190,000 customers. Right now, there's no short-term plans to change any of Internode's existing plans, with iiNet CEO Michael Malone saying:

 

There's no short term intention to do that.

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