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Deal of the Day: Rosewill Black Netbook/Notebook Sleeve, Wireless Optical Mouse, and Ext. DVD Burner Kit for $19.99 shipped

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 26, 2011 8:28 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Rosewill Black Netbook/Notebook Sleeve, Wireless Optical Mouse, and External DVD Burner Kit for $19.99 with FREE Shipping!.


Offer: Newegg has this bundle including a 10.2" to 11.2" netbook/notebook sleeve, wireless 800 dpi optical USB mouse with hidden receiver, and external slim DVD burner all for just $19.99 with FREE shipping. It's a great choice for those of you with an ultraportable laptop or a netbook.




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Virgin Media testing 1.5Gbps internet in London

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Networking | Posted: Jul 26, 2011 7:00 am

London TweakTown readers unite! Virgin Media are testing the DOCSIS2-powered 1.5Gbps network in the heart of England. It is currently being enjoyed by a group of test sites around Old Street that also receive a 150Mbps upload connection. Virgin is claiming that it's the fastest broadband in the world, but I for one cannot agree to this without them giving me access to it. The best bit about this is that the technology delivering the 1.5Gbps is based off the same technology that is currently delivering 100Mbps services to residents across the country. So if the trial is successful, those crazy speeds should be rolled out to the rest of England.


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ASUS Eee Pad Slider slip and slides its way through the FCC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 26, 2011 4:04 am

ASUS missed their May ship date obviously, but we now know that the upcoming QWERTY-sporting ASUS Eee Pad Slider has made its way through the FCC. ASUS have confirmed an August availability date for the UK but it is unknown if it'll get an August release anywhere else in the world just yet. The delay might help stock levels and it may also help the issues ASUS had with supplying hungry customers with the taste of new technology if they can build up enough stock between now and launch.


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Google+ hits 20 million users, took only three weeks

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Jul 26, 2011 3:35 am

Google+ are hitting some great milestones every week it seems, with digital marketing monitor comScore Inc. estimating that Google had more than 20 million unique visitors since it opened its doors on June 28. Google of course has a long road ahead of them if they want to catch up to the footsteps of Facebook, with more than 750 million active users [according to their own statistics].


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But, the king is never king forever. MySpace was one the "in-thing" and is now a faint memory in the ever-changing world of social networking. Google+ still remains an invite-only arena which would seem to stop its growth but it seems that the limited access is causing it to help its marketing and people want to be included in the exclusive Google+ network.


I'm currently selling invites for $500 a piece if interested, sarcasm of course.

Patriot unleash Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 26, 2011 1:31 am

Patriot has today announced the Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive that is meant to combine portability and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for maximum performance at an affordable price. The Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive sports a stylish cap-less design that hides the USB 3.0 connector when it's not in use, all that is required is to push the drive like a pen which then reveals the connector.


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Patriot Memory's Flash Product Manager, William Lai talks about the Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive:


We reached the perfect balance of performance and portability with the Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive. The cap-less design lets users carry the drive with them while never having to worry about losing the cap. The USB 3.0 interface enables maximum performance when connected via USB 3.0 as well as backwards compatibility via USB 2.0.


The Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive packs a 2-channel memory controller capable of delivering read/write speeds of 60MB/sec and 25MB/sec on the 32GB flavor, whilst the 8GB and 16GB variants will achieve 50MB/sec and 20MB/sec for read/write speeds respectively. The availability of the Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drives should be later this month and are backed by a 2-year warranty.

Obama to address nation regarding Debt Ceiling, possibility of being impeached also

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Jul 26, 2011 1:00 am

President Obama has scheduled a last-minute speech to address the nation regarding the hoopla of the debt ceiling and the potential of a U.S. default. The speech comes after Republicans and Democrats failed to strike a "grand bargain" that would have raised the debt ceiling and avoided the US defaulting and losing its AAA credit rating, Obama is set to adress the nation beginning at 9:00PM ET.


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Obama's speech will be followed by a response from U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). The speech will be live streamed from, click the link to watch it live.

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Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 7:06 pm

Apple are active with iOS updates recently with another one just hitting iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod's.


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As you can see from the details in the update below, this is just a small update which patches a security vulnerability with certificate validation.


iOS 4.3.5 Software Update


Fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation.


Products compatible with this software update:

• iPhone 4 (GSM model)

• iPhone 3GS

• iPad 2

• iPad

• iPod touch (4th generation)

• iPod touch (3rd generation)


Plug in your iDevice and get updating now!

App of the Day (Naughty Edition): Facebook for iPad

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 6:51 pm

Our very naughty TweakTown App of the Day today is Facebook for iPad thanks to the folks over at Pocket Lint.


So, we will admit it - this app isn't even released yet. It was discovered by some clever pundits earlier who somehow found it as part of the Facebook iPhone app. I can't wait to get my hands on it, but I don't think I'll jailbreak my iPad 2 to get early access to it.


After playing with the application for a while it starts to feel a bit like browsing in the OS X version of Safari. Essentially, you build up layers the more you click on elements in different pages and profiles, swiping right will take you back through these until you hit the news feed. From here you can tap on the three bars in the top left, this will then bring out a pop-out navigation menu where you can negotiate directly to things like your profile, news feed and photos, as well as groups you are involved in.


Tap on your profile and things look more like the desktop version of Facebook bar the photos tab, which is similar to the iPad's own photo app. Albums appear to load very quickly and single shots support finger zooming in and out.


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Dell unveils 24-inch UltraSharp U2412M for businesses

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 3:56 pm

Dell has just added another 24-inch monitor to its lineup for the business and enterprise market. The new UltraSharp U2412M uses an IPS panel with LED backlighting and viewing angles of 178/178 degrees. Its native resolution is 1920x1080 and it has a 1000:1 constrast ratio (2,000,000:1 DCR), 8ms (GTG) response time and typical brightness of 300 cd/m2.


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Inputs wise, it has single D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPorts along with a built-in 4-port USB 2.0 hub. Its stand allows for tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments. Dell's UltraSharp U2412M comes with a three-year warranty with the option to extend to 4 or 5 years. The monitor will set you back $399 USD.

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Monday Afternoon Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 3:55 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - July 25th, 2011




- AMD Six Screen Eyefinity @ eTeknix

- The Rough Story Of Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics For Mac OS X @ Phoronix

- Intel MLAA: Matrox had the right idea, wrong everything else @ PC Perspective




- BigFoot Killer Wireless N 1102 @ Kitguru

- TP-LINK TL-WN821NC 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter @ Madshrimps




- Bitfenix Shinobi Case Window edition @ RBMods

- Cooler Master GX 450W Power Supply @ Aphnetworks

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