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Download of the Day: Postbox 2.1.2

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 20, 2011 10:14 am

Our Download of the Day today is Postbox 2.1.2.

 

Postbox lets you spend less time managing messages and more time getting things done. But what makes Postbox really useful is the way it lets you find and reuse all kinds of content hidden deep within your email. After all, it's your email... make the most of it!

 

Ultra-Fast Search

Postbox makes it easy to search for almost anything across all of your email accounts.

 

Powerful Address Auto-Complete

The Addressing Widget will enable you to search for contacts by either first name, last name, or domain.

 

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Deal of the Day: Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2N/64GZ 2.5" 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) - $79.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 20, 2011 9:28 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2N/64GZ 2.5" 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) - $79.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!.

 

Offer: Great price for this Kingston 64GB SSD. A solid state drive is one of the most cost effective ways to improve your computer performance.

 

$35 MAIL-IN REBATE expires 01/23/2011.

 

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Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 20, 2011 8:36 am

The latest happenings from around the web - January 20th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- Toshiba Portege R705 @ Digitaltrends

- Gateway ZX6951-53 @ TechReviewSource

- HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation @ Testfreaks

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS Maximus IV Extreme - Layout und Design @ Ocaholic

- ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AMD 880G Motherboard @ ThinkComputers

 

Video/Monitor

 

- AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hotfix Now Available @ NGOHQ

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RumorTT: Offical Kinect SDK for PC in the works from Microsoft

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 20, 2011 6:36 am

While all kinds of neat PC-born hacks for the Kinect are all over the place, Microsoft has kept fairly quiet on official PC support for the device with CEO Steve Ballmer only stating that PC compatibility will come "at the right time." Reports are now stirring that the time may be soon upon us as WinRumors is stating that Microsoft currently has a Kinect SDK and driver set in the works.

 

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The SDK, or software development kit, would give developers the tools they need to bring Kinect-based software to the PC platform. Details past this are pretty sketchy, with only a vague "in the coming months" as a possible release time and another rumbling of Kinect support in Windows 8. With the current popularity of the Kinect, as shown by Microsoft outselling their projected figures by 3 million units, it would make sense to strike while the iron is hot.

Nintendo 3DS gets U.S. launch date and price

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 20, 2011 6:17 am

The long awaited launch info for the Nintendo 3DS has finally been made official by Nintendo of America's COO and President Reggie Fils-Aime. At an event in New York, the handheld gaming console was announced to be hitting U.S. shores on March 27th at a price of $249.99.

 

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This is quite a chunk of change for the new glasses free 3D handheld gamer, only a mere $50 less than it costs to get into a PS3 and more than the entry level Xbox 360. Around 30 games are expected to be released before E3 in June, with seven titles officially slated for launch day. Nintendo DSi games will be compatible with the 3DS as well so you can play your older titles as well.

RumorTT: iPad 2 to include a proximity sensor?

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 20, 2011 5:55 am

The iPad 2 rumors are running rampant, and the latest to hit the waves is the possibility of a proximity sensor being included. Those who are poking around in the recently released developer version of the iOS 4.3 beta have found a string that allows for the iPad to be locked and unlocked when the cover on the iPad is opened and closed.

 

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The ambient light sensor of the current-gen iPad could possibly do this as well, but the functionality wouldn't be as simple to produce. This would be an interesting feature to include to help with battery life and such. Just one more piece of chum in the shark infested waters of the iPad 2 rumor mill.

Number porting coming to Google Voice

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 20, 2011 5:03 am

One of the few gripes that many otherwise happy Google Voice customers have had is that you have to get yourself a new phone number if you want to use it. This is old news now, as number porting has now been enabled for Google Voice to a limited number of users. If your number is portable, the service will cost you $20.

 

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The service doesn't come without a slew of warnings, though: early termination fees from your current cell provider could make this an expensive process. Android phones should play fairly nicely with this due to Google Voice's deep integration with Android, but this may be more of a decision for iPhone fans. But hey, cutting ties from your carrier may just be worth it as aside from some occasional downtime issues experienced a few months back, Google Voice's user experience has generally been a positive one.

Lancool from Lian Li launches First Knight case series

By: Don Lynn | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 20, 2011 4:46 am

Lian Li's Lancool case lineup has long been a favorite for those who want Lian Li quality without having to pay the price premium that comes with it. Today Lian Li introduced a series of three new cases to the Lancool lineup called the First Knight series.

 

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The PC-K57 in the center Has a 140mm fan in the front and 120mm fan in the back for cooling, 1 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 port for connectivity, and three 5.25" exterior slots as well as three 3.5" bays for hard drives. The PC-K59 and PC-K63 add another 140mm fan to the front, an e-SATA port, and three additional 3.5" drive bays. The only difference between the PC-K59 and PC-K63 is the K63 has a black interior and a side window. No pricing or release dates were given at this time.

AroundThe.Net launches - whips their hair back and forth

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jan 20, 2011 4:32 am

People of the world are you ready for a change? AroundThe.Net is a female driven website and video blog about all sorts of tech related content. The ladies started off as a blog post and have exploded into a full-blown website.

 

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And as all start-ups do, they start off with a bang with a interview done by porn star Raven Alexis who interviews Gigabyte's very own Colin. Now, I know that you're probably thinking "well, get to it, link us already" so here we go. TweakTown introduce, AroundThe.Net:

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THQ boss says next-gen consoles would be "horrible"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 20, 2011 2:45 am

THQ boss Danny Bilson has come out swinging when talking about next-gen consoles, saying "It would be horrible," following this with "It still costs us a fortune to make games on this platform. If they're going to up the scale, up the art, up the content, I don't know how to make that and sell it to anybody for under $US100 a game."

 

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But, in some countries games are already at or above $100 per game. Consoles used to have 4 - 6 year cycles where the next-gen would replace the previous generation and in todays world of mainstream gaming, you would've thought this would have happened by now?

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