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Deal of the Day: 15.6" Toshiba Satellite Laptop with Intel Celeron, 2GB Memory, 250GB HD, DVD Burner, Wireless-N, and More for $299.99

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 17, 2010 4:32 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - 15.6" Toshiba Satellite Laptop with Intel Celeron, 2GB Memory, 250GB HD, DVD Burner, Wireless-N, and More for $299.99.

 

Offer: $299.99 gets you this 15.6" Toshiba Satellite Laptop with 2.2Ghz Intel Celeron 900 processor, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 250GB hard drive, DVD+/-RW DL, 802.11b/g/n wireless, 10/100 networking, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and a 1 year warranty.

 

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Monster 65" Theater 3D TV from Vizio to hit shelves soon

By: Don Lynn | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 17, 2010 4:03 am

VIZIO is mostly known for making good quality TVs at affordable prices. I've owned a 42" VIZIO for almost four years now and have nothing but good things to say about it. Now VIZIO is making a jump into the big time market with their 65" Theater 3D Razor XVT3D650SV LED set.

 

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Taking the top spot as the largest television in the VIZIO lineup, this edge-lit LED 120Hz 3D TV comes with SRS TruSurround integrated speakers and access to VIZIO internet apps. VIZIO includes four pairs of the cheaper polarized #D glasses with this set, stating that "Theater 3D technology produces clear, flicker-free 3D images that are noticeably brighter than conventional 3D and eliminates costly and bulky 3D eyewear that requires batteries or charging." This big boy will set you back $3,499 when it hits Sam's Club and Costco Wholesale shelves as well as online later this month.

Mac App Store set to go live January 6th

By: Don Lynn | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Dec 17, 2010 3:53 am

It's not too often that you see a launch date move to an earlier time instead of later, but Apple has surprised us by making this happened. The Mac App Store has been officially given a launch date of Thursday, January 6th; just in time for CES!

 

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The Mac App Store, hailed as one of the big features of the upcoming Lion OS X refresh, hopes to bring the ease of browsing the original App Store to the OS X platform. Syncing apps across various machines and streamlining the app discovery and installation processes are a few of the goals of the new Mac App Store. Another bonus to the Mac App store is that developers can offer upgrades and variable pricing on their own storefronts.

Google Chrome looking towards enterprise sector implementation

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 17, 2010 3:45 am

Google has their eyes on more than the average home computer user when it comes to their upcoming Chrome browser. According to Google's Chromium blog, a business-friendly version of their Chrome internet browser is ready to go. This version of Chrome will include enterprise necessities like an MSI package for offline installation, group policy support, centralized configuration and control over auto-updates.

 

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Other features like whitelists and blacklists for Chrome extensions, Google Chrome Frame for web apps supported only by Internet Explorer 6, and removal of previous Chrome installs to keep everybody up to date will be tied in as well. While there's no phone or email support for the browser just yet, some help can be found via online documentation, help forums, and a FAQ set up by Google.

Opera 11 is now available

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: Dec 17, 2010 2:00 am

The final, non-beta release of Opera 11 has hit the interwebs. It promises to deliver big changes and a bucket load of smaller refinements. Amongst the biggest of these is what the team at Opera are calling "tab stacking" - which lets you create groups of taps to manage dozens of open web pages more effectively.

 

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Another addition is "visual mouse gestures" which is kind of like multitouch gestures but, with a mouse. Opera 11 now includes extensions, along with a new and improved address bar. There's also a built-in mail client dubbed "mail-panel".

Julian Assange is nearly free

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 17, 2010 1:52 am

Julian Assange, head of WikiLeaks is set to be freed on bail today. The bail has been set at £220,000 before he can even step foot into the normal, free world.

 

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Once Assange is out on bail he will be staying at a 600-acre country estate owned by support Vaughn Smith, a former Arm captain who founded and runs The Frontline Club for journalists - Assange himself has made regular personal appearances there and where he stayed prior to the cause being brought.

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Nexus S gets a root - also thumbs up

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 17, 2010 1:30 am

XDA-Developers are at it again! The Nexus S has been rooted on it's first day on retail shelves - being the only phone carrying Google's latest Android OS, this is a big thing!

 

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Hit up the source link if you want to do it, want more details or just love the smell of a new root in the morning.

L.A. Noire wants to blur the lines between TV and video games

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 17, 2010 12:47 am

What peaked my interest in L.A. Noire was a combination of things. Rockstar first and foremost, actors from two of my favorite shows - Mad Men and Fringe and also the technology behind it.

 

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L.A. Noire is a detective thriller from Australian developers Team Bondi which are smashing the bar through not only the roof, but the layers of clouds and atmosphere when it comes to motion capture in video games.

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HandStand helps you keep a grip on your iPad

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 16, 2010 8:08 pm

I can tell you from experience that it can be way to easy to drop your iPad if you aren't careful. I won't let anyone use my iPad when standing up out of fear that they drop it while trying to use it with one hand. If you want to use your iPad standing up with one hand a lot, you might want to get a case like the cool HandStand.

 

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The HandStand is up for pre-order right now and has a rotating knob on the back with a strap that you slip your hand into. The strap keeps your iPad secured to your hand no matter how you move so there is no fear that you will drop the thing onto the ground and break it. The strap knob is able to move through 360-degrees and secures the tablet for one hand operation.

 

The case is really cool and the knob props the screen up at a more comfortable angle when you sit the iPad down. It appears that all of the controls and ports are left uncovered when the iPad is in the case. You can pre-order your own right now with deliver set to start tomorrow for $59.95.

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