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Nook Color eReader starts shipping!

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 16, 2010 4:04 pm

The holiday season is upon us for sure and shopping for gifts is at the top of to-do lists for tons of people all around the world. Odds are you have a gadget hound on your list that would love a new eReader like the Nook color. Barnes & Noble has announced that it is now starting to ship the Nook color eReader, which is the latest in the Nook line up. If you have already pre-ordered the device, and put in your order early, you may be one of the select groups that get the new reader first.


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Barnes & Noble states that the Nook color will start arriving at the door of those that pre-ordered today and will continue to ship throughout the week to pre-order customers. The pre-orders are being filled for those that ordered online and those that ordered in stores as well. B&N says that a "very limited" number of the Nook color devices will land in Barnes & Noble stores, Walmart, and Books-A-Million stores this week as well.

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Download of the Day: FileZilla 3.3.5

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 16, 2010 8:56 am

Our Download of the Day today is FileZilla 3.3.5.


FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.


Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:


• Easy to use

• Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

• IPv6 support

• Available in many languages

• Supports resume and transfer of large files greater than 4GB

• Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue

• Bookmarks

• Drag & drop support

• Configurable transfer speed limits

• Filename filters

• Network configuration wizard

• Remote file editing

• Keep-alive

• HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support

• Logging to file


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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 16, 2010 5:46 am

The latest happenings from around the web - November 16th, 2010




- ASUS P67 Motherboards - P8P67, Maximus IV Extreme & Sabertooth 2 @ Legit Reviews

- ECS P67 and H67 Sandy Bridge @ Pureoverclock

- ASUS P67 Sandy Bridge Motherboards @ Pureoverclock

- Installing a Motherboard - First Time or Upgrade @ Ninjalane




- Patriot Viper II Sector 5 PC3-12800 2x2GB DDR3 RAM @ Aphnetworks

- OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 6GB Triple Channel Kit @ Neoseeker




- AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor @ Vortez UK

- AMD E-350 1.6 GHz APU Brazos Platform Preview - Zacate APU Benchmarked @ PC Perspective

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Latest PS3 firmware hacked by PSJailbreak

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 16, 2010 5:33 am

We all knew it was a matter of time before the latest update to the Playstation 3 firmware fell to the hacking community. The modders at PSJailbreak claim to have a break for the latest 3.50 firmware for the PS3 and are also claiming it will be good for any future versions as well.


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The jailbreak is USB drive based and allows unapproved software, games, and even Linux installs on your PS3. PSJailbreak is also opening a sister site that will allow firmware downgrades for the PS3 at We'll see if their claims of future firmware breaking are true, but for now modders have a fun new toy for their kit.

Android Gingerbread to support Near Field Communication

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 16, 2010 5:25 am

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has teased the world with an unreleased Android Phone and showed off a cool new feature - Near Field Communication.


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If you have not heard of this before, it does sound a bit weird - but, new Android fans will have a chip inside of them which will allow you to tap your phone against special sensors to complete a specific action.

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Apple says "tomorrow is just another day, that you'll never forget"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 16, 2010 1:47 am

With news circling of an event from Apple's iTunes - the marketing machine that is Apple has gone into overdrive.


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Talking up big and not delivering is much easier than talking up big and actually delivering something that has people talking - after all, saying it's a day you'll never forget is pretty big, but it IS Apple we're talking about.

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Asus Sandy Bridge motherboard line up

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Nov 16, 2010 1:37 am

This is the working of Intel's "tick, tock" method - the Sandy Bridge being the "tock" and bringing a 32nm fabrication process. Arriving on the same train will be the 6-series core-logic chipsets. These new chipsets will be on a slew of updated LGA1155 socket motherboards.


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Sandy Bridge's arrival is quite close - so motherboard makers are tent-poling to show their line ups. Today, we have the Asus 6-series motherboards to have a quick look through. As with other quite long articles, I'll post a quick speel and the pictures for you to tent-pole over yourself, there's a few surprises throughout!

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Facebook 3.3.2 for iPhone is live - iPhone users click 'like'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 16, 2010 12:42 am

Arguably one of the most popular apps on the iOS device - Facebook has been upgraded to 3.3.2, the upgrade brings access to account and privacy settings along with Facebook Help Center - the usual bug fixes are included, one of them included is the bug that prevented users from uploading photos to specific albums.


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Facebook on the iOS is filling out quite nicely - now a good release for the iPad would be nice - Mark, can you hear me?

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Microsoft sold one million Kinect sensors in 10 days

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 16, 2010 12:37 am

Microsoft are proud of their latest spawn - the Kinect.


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Selling one million units worldwide in 10 days is a great achievement, well on it's way toward it's projected 5 million mark by the end of this year - Microsoft have actual sold numbers while comparing to Sony's Move 3 million worldwide were "shipped" not "sold".

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