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Download of the Day: FrostWire 4.21.6

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: May 9, 2011 9:44 am

Our Download of the Day today is FrostWire 4.21.6.


FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world.


Using the most recent version of FrostWire allows users to enjoy the best program functionality. Bugs reported in older versions have been fixed for the latest version. Any users with FrostWire 2.5 or earlier MUST update.


Frostwire's features include:


• Completely Free & Open Source!

• Faster Download Speeds

• No Spyware. No Adware. Guaranteed.

• iTunes™ Compatible!

• Faster Torrent Speeds

• Friendly Online Chat Rooms

• Bittorrent Support!

• Even More Connections

• New & Improved Skins


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Deal of the Day: Refurbished Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote - $189.99 Shipped Free!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 9, 2011 8:14 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Logitech - Refurbished Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote - $189.99 Shipped Free!.


Offer: Great price for this refurbed Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote! These typically run over $270 new, but get it for just $189.99 shipped free! The customizable color command screens and seamless control of up to 15 home theater components, this touch-screen tablet lets you launch your movies, music, games, videos and favorite stations with a single touch.




Use coupon code: logi_1100_5611 for the discount. Expires 05/10/2011.


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Motorola Xoom gets its Australia on through Telstra on May 24

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 9, 2011 6:43 am

Telstra is set to launch their Honeycomb-flavoured, Android-powered Motorola XOOM this month, just 15 days away on May 24. The XOOM will be available at an outright price of $840 and also comes on various plans. Telstra Consumer customers will have a choice of three 24-month Telstra Data+ Cap Plans which include a monthly MRO Bonus credit to put towards the cost of the device when customers sign up for a Mobile Repayment Option (MRO).


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The plans start from $29 per month and range up to $79 per month with varying monthly device repayment amounts bringing the minimum monthly spend starting from $54, one with $74 and finally $94. Each plan includes varying included monthly Data (1GB, 7GB and 12GB respectively). More details of the plans and Business-related plans at the source.

iPad 2 backlight bleed, LG-produced panels are to blame

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 9, 2011 3:53 am

There have been various reports of some iPad 2's having bad backlight bleeds with yellow spots that start bleeding out from the edges of the screen whenever something dark is displaying on the screen. It has been found out that this only applies to LG-produced panels.


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Both Samsung and LG are manufacturing screens for Apple's iPad 2 when it launched and as soon as the defect was detected (how it was not detected before selling it at retail is beyond me for a company like Apple) production was halted by LG. LG have acknowledged and fixed the defect and will begin shipping panels in the next fiscal quarter.

Star Wars MMO in development, EA swipes credit card and invests $80 million into it

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 9, 2011 2:43 am

BioWare's first steps into the MMO world will come in the form of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Star Wars: The Old Republic is a new MMO that is in development between BioWare and LucasArts where it pits players in a world that takes place 300 years after the events of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and thousands of years before Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.


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Players will have the choice of character roles such as Jedi or Sith and give context to their personal story with the option to follow the light or the dark side of the Force. EA has now reported that its total investment in the new Star Wars-based MMO has reached $80 million, in development alone. Michael Pachter, Wedbush Security analyst says:

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Sony PSN still down, Sony were "unaware of the extent of the attack"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 9, 2011 2:15 am

Sony were attacked (for what it feels like) months ago now, and even up to today, the PlayStation Network (PSN) is still down. Sony are continuing efforts to confirm the security of the network infrastructure as well as working with other companies to confirm the security of the PSN. Sony have said through their PlayStation Blog that they've begun the process of restoration. Also saying "additional comprehensive system checks and testing are still required, and we must complete that process before bringing the systems online."


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Sony refuse to enable the PSN until they are satisfied with the security in the now-updated networks. PSN users just have to hold their breath a little bit longer.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC version gets 3D, multi-monitor support

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 7, 2011 2:12 am

This is some great news, PC gaming is getting some great support from developers in the form of extra features and actual development time that is put into these additional features. Battlefield 3 is being developed on PC first and ported down to the consoles and now the people behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution are showing off support for AMD's Eyefinity, which they've written support for up to five (5!) screens.



The video shows a triple-monitor Eyefinity rig playing Deus Ex and you can see it already looks great with the HUD centred on the centre screen - without additional .ini file hacks and edits. Looking forward to playing this on my multi-monitor rig for sure!

Steam's EA week, todays deal? Crysis!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 7, 2011 1:56 am

EA Week's new special on Steam today is Crysis and Crysis Warhead. If you haven't played these games, then now is probably the best time to get your hands on copies of the games. Both games are reduced by a whopping 75-percent with both Crysis and Crysis Warhead dropping from their original prices of $14.99 down to an insane $3.74 - can't get any better than that.


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ASUS make official statement on Eee Pad Transformer shortage

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 7, 2011 1:14 am

One thing I want for an early Christmas present (apart from my two front teeth) is the new ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, but alas, there is a shortage. We've posted about it over the past couple of days but now ASUS have come to the microphone and have said a few words. We previously heard out of ASUS' expected 300, 000 units per month, only 10, 000 units were being produced, ASUSTek spokesperson David Chang disagrees.


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ASUS are pumping out 100, 000 Transformers this month and 200, 000+ units will flow onto the streets in June. Chang also expects volume to increase rapidly in June with Chang saying "If the demand continues to increase substantially then we will have to continue to ramp up production in order to fulfill our customers' demand." The Transformer has been quite popular so far and seems to be quite the hot item on the market right now.

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