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Download of the Day: Firefox 8.0.1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 1:56 pm

Our Download of the Day today is Firefox 8.0.1.

 

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

 

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

 

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

 

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

 

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

 

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Deal of the Day: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - $79.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: RAM | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 1:03 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - $79.99 Shipped Free!.

 

Offer: This is ridiculous. Get 16GB of matched CORSAIR Vengeance 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory for just $79.99 shipped free! Use coupon code: EMCJJJC22 for the discount. Expires 11/22/2011.

 

 

CORSAIR VENGEANCE 16GB 240-PIN DDR3 SDRAM DESKTOP MEMORY KIT DEAL

 

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Antec Eleven Hundred Gaming Series case exclusive video preview

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 11:40 am

Earlier today we made our way over to the Antec Taipei office where we got given access to an exclusive video preview of the upcoming Eleven Hundred Gaming Series computer case.

 

 

The Eleven Hundred is the flagship model in Antec's gaming series of cases which brings with it full E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboard support and support for up to three-way SLI and four-way CrossFireX. It's a stylish looking case which immediately indicates great quality as we have come to expect from Antec cases in the past. It looks just like a typical Antec product with included traditional features we've seen in the past, but it's also mixing in a blend of new features.

 

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On the top of the case is a 200mm exhaust fan with a blue LED and in total the case supports up to nine fans in total for some pretty extreme cooling potential. In the past we've seen Antec including the power and reset buttons towards the front top of their cases, but this time around with the Eleven Hundred they are move to the top front of the case, which is a much better position especially for when the case is sitting on the ground.

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Minecraft Pocket Edition arrives to iOS users tomorrow

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 11:27 am

Minecraft has enjoyed 4 million sales on PC, but it will be on iOS and more specifically, the iTunes Store in a matter of hours. The game is called Minecraft Pocket Edition and is virtually the same game that was released to the Sony Xperia Play and Android Market earlier this year.

 

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The game will work on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, costing $9.99. The PC version includes multiple modes, alternate dimensions, craftable items, non-player characters, and a pretty good multiplayer side, where the Pocket Edition is pretty bland. You can explore the randomly-generated world, build with unlimited supplies of 36 kinds of blocks, as well as multiplayer over a local network.

 

Minecraft Pocket Edition should receive the same thing the PC version receives, constant updates with new features always being added. Time will tell what we get exactly, but this should be exciting news for iOS-based Minecraft fans.

App of the Day: Reqvu (iOS)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 11:11 am

Our App of the Day today is Reqvu for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.

 

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We saw Kevin Rose's Oink app come out recently which takes location based check-ins a step further by being able to rate things inside places you visit and everything in general. Reqvu also does more than the standard check-in using location services and allows you to request videos and pictures from friends at certain locations around the world.

 

You can announce to your friends where you are by checking-in and then in Action Mode you can say that you are ready to take videos and photos for them to see. I saw a beta preview of this several weeks ago and it looked great, I'm going to give the final version a try right now.

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SteelSeries launch the SRW-S1 Steering Wheel

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 10:14 am

SteelSeries have today announced the Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel. The SRW-S1 is SteelSeries first peripheral in this particular category and comes from their partnership with the creators of Simraceway, Ignite Technologies, who also co-designed the wheel.

 

 

The SRW-S1 is a handheld, hybrid racing controller that combines the features and functions of the usual high-end wheels, but with the portability and convenience of a joypad. The SRW-S1 sports a motion-sensor for steering and a patent-pending throttle and brake paddle system for a fully simulated driving experience without the need for floor pedals.

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Seagate CEO says drive production won't return to pre-flood levels until at least the end of 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 9:26 am

The on-going flooding problem in Thailand is only getting worse for the technology industry, with hard drive pricing skyrocketing past what most people would have been able to dream of two weeks ago. People are expecting pricing to rebound soon, but they are wrong, very wrong.

 

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Seagate CEO Stephen Luczo was talking to Bloomberg, where he labels "nonsense" estimates that drive production will return to "pre-flood levels" by next summer. He adds:

 

This is going to take a lot longer than people are assuming, until the end of 2012 at least. And by then, demand will have gone up.

 

Another year of inflated prices, where they could really go anywhere from here? Not good for consumers, or those companies who are building cloud-based super servers such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, etc.

Modern Warfare 3 makes $775 million in five days, sets new five-day record for an entertainment product like a boss

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 8:29 am

Well... Activision has just come out and announced that the latest Call of Duty entry, Modern Warfare 3 has set a new five-day record for an entertainment product by grossing more than $775 million. This achievement breaks previous records set by the last COD titles, which took in $650 and $550 million over their first five days.

 

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Considering that even the biggest Hollywood movies don't even come close to achieving a $300 million five-day record, MW3 walks into the room, shoots all of those Hollywood movies dead, grabs a cigar out of their bleeding carcass, sits down, throws its legs up on the table and smokes that cigar, like, a, boss. Battlefield 3 may be the 'better game', but Modern Warfare 3 has shown that it still cements itself into history, yet again.

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Ivy Bridge-E to hit Q4 2012, will be compatible with LGA2011 and X79

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 7:23 am

If you're just getting over this week's launch of Intel's Sandy Bridge-E CPUs, you might want to hold your breath just a little bit longer. Less than a week since its launch, Sandy Bridge-E is now sounding old with its successor taking shape over at Intel, with a release date for Q4 2012.

 

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That's not the good part, the good part is that according to a leaked internal slide scored at XFastest, Ivy Bridge-E will be compatible with today's Intel X79 platform, and LGA2011 socket. This makes a SB-E upgrade that much better, as 12 months from now you can just buy an Ivy Bridge-E CPU, slot it in and away you go. You might need a BIOS flash to get there, but it makes a SB-E upgrade not so scary.

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Rambus loses $4 billion antitrust lawsuit again Micron and Hynix

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 6:01 am

Well, it's finally settled. Rambus was dealt with a pretty big defeat on Wednesday, as a San Francisco jury rejected its claim in a $4 billion antitrust lawsuit against Micron Technology and Hynix Semiconductor. The IP licensing company lost more than 60-percent of its market value following the ruling, where investors' fear that the company won't be able to sustain its business model.

 

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If you didn't know, the case revolved around allegations that Micron, Hynix and others had engaged in price-fixing to keep Rambus' RDRAM memory technology from gaining widespread adoption. If you remember, Intel used RDRAM with the Pentium III and 820 chipset, as well as the Pentium 4 and 850 chipset. If you remember that, you'll also remember how it was quite expensive at the time and DDR ram was just too much of a bully for RDRAM to take off.

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