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American Reunion Official Trailer #2 - you'd be surprised what you can do with a well placed thumb

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 2:46 am

I was a teenager when the first American Pie movie came out, and it made me want to be growing up in America, going to their high schools. The movie was a smash hit and turned some of its stars into big-time Hollywood actors. The time has come for another sequel, which actually looks great.

 

 

In a weekend, the gang catch up and rekindle that bond they had from the summer of 1999 when they began their quest to lose their virginity. In the years since 1999, Jim and Michelle have married, and had a baby, while Vicky and Kevin have said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, and Finch still has his heart set on Stifler's mom.

 

In American Reunion, all of the characters we've come to know and love reunite for their high-school reunion. The trailer looks great, and seems to be more down-to-earth with its characters, but still includes all the jokes we've come to know from American Pie. The last line of the movie has Jim's Dad say "you'd be surprised what you can do with a well-placed thumb", which is just a perfect line from his character.

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Ubuntu full desktop OS is coming to multi-core Android-based devices

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 1:45 am

Do you own an Android-powered device? A lover of Ubuntu's OS? Well, soon you could be enjoying the best of both worlds. Ubuntu now runs on multi-core Android-based devices, where your handset can allow the full desktop experience of Ubuntu, when docked with a display and keyboard.

 

 

The Ubuntu OS running is a customized version that works with Android, with the two OS's sharing data and services while running simultaneously. This means you can keep your telephony access and texts all from the Ubuntu OS, while enjoying the computing capabilities that Ubuntu offers, including Ubuntu TV, virtualization tools for running Windows applications, desktop web browsers, and Ubuntu apps built for ARM.

 

At the moment, it's not known which exact hardware is required to run Ubuntu on Android-based devices, but Canonical has said it works on multi-core devices with HDMI and USB connections. More details on this should be unleashed at MWC next week.

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Google's Android-powered HUD display glasses will debut this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Augmented Reality | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 1:01 am

I talked about this a few weeks ago, where I was quite excited by the potential of Android-powered Google HUD glasses. It's become more of a reality, where the New York Times reporting that Google are not only working on them, but Google are planning to launch the glasses by the end of this year.

 

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The New York Times cite "several Google employees familiar with the project", where NYT's Nick Bilton reports that the glasses will be powered by Google's Android OS, sport 3G or 4G connectivity, as well as GPS and a few sensors, cost-wise, we'd be looking at "around the price of current smartphones", so between say $250 and $600.

 

The HUD glasses are also said to sport a low-resolution camera which can monitor your surroundings in real time and then overlay the relevant information, but Google are said to be paying attention to potential privacy concerts, and "wants to ensure that people know if they are being recorded by someone wearing a pair of glasses with a built-in camera".

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Wednesday Morning Roundup for February 22, 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Roundups | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:26 pm

The latest happenings in the technology world, February 22nd, 2012.

 

Storage:

 

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB Solid State Drive - ThinkComputers.org

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive - PCSTATS

 

GPUs:

 

XFX Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition - Neoseeker

 

Memory:

 

G.Skill Ripjaws-Z DDR3 1866MHz 16GB Memory Kit - eTeknix

 

Cases & Cooling:

 

Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - Hi Tech Legion

SilverStone Grandia Series GD06 Chassis - KitGuru

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Deal of the Day: Newegg - 16GB (4 x 4GB) Corsair DDR3 for $51.99

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:26 pm

Our Deal of the Day is Newegg - 16GB (4 x 4GB) Corsair XMS3 1333Mhz DDR3 SDRAM for $51.99 after Coupon and Rebate, with FREE Shipping!

 

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Get 16GB (4 x 4GB) of Corsair XMS3 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model CMX16GX3M4A1333C9 for $51.99 after coupon and rebate, with FREE shipping from Newegg.

 

Add it to your cart for $79.99: 16GB CORSAIR XMS3 CMX16GX3M4A1333C9 DDR3 SDRAM REBATE DEAL

 

Use coupon code: BTENHHN33 for 10% off for Newegg subscribers (free to subscribe). Expires 2/22/12.

 

Send in the $20 rebate (ending 2/27/12): $20 REBATE

 

Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Mobile App of the Day: ARMED! for Windows Phone 7

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:29 pm

Our Mobile App of the Day is ARMED! for Windows Phone 7.

 

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ARMED! is a sci-fi turn-based multiplayer strategy game for Windows Phone created by indie studio, Sickhead Games. Part RTS, part tabletop strategy, ARMED! puts you in command of a fleet of futuristic tanks, turrets, and robots with one goal: infiltrate enemy territory, crush their forces, and destroy their headquarters. Play ranked head-to-head games against online opponents, challenge your friends to a correspondence game, or battle the AI in single player mode.

 

• Five maps with unique artwork and tactical terrain features.

• 12 offensive and defensive units to command into battle.

• Over 50 unit upgrades and special attacks to help turn the tide.

• Simultaneous turn online multiplayer with ratings and matchmaking.

• Play custom correspondence matches against friends.

• Step by step tutorial that gets you right into the game.

• Tile updates with turn notifications.

• Track your rankings on the real time leaderboards.

• Scoreloop integration with photo profiles.

• Ad supported trial with free online multiplayer.

 

Go ahead... get ARMED!

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Download of the Day: WinRAR 4.11

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:32 am

Our Download of the Day is WinRAR 4.11.

 

WinRAR is an archiving utility that completely supports RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives. It consistently makes smaller archives than the competition, saving disk space and transmission costs.

 

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WinRAR offers a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line interface. WinRAR is easier to use than many other archivers with the inclusion of a special "Wizard" mode which allows instant access to the basic archiving functions through a simple question and answer procedure.

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EVE Online generated more than $66 million in revenue last year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:19 am

CCP Games, the boys and girls behind the MMORPG that is EVE Online, have stated that they cleared more than $66 in revenue last year. EVE Online launched in 2003, with its subscriber base increasing each year, to its current total of 400,000.

 

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Revenue has grown just as much, at a compound annual growth rate of 53-percent, bringing in a total revenue of $300 million over the game's lifetime. Profit-wise, CCP would only say that it has "very healthy margins". CCP has been experimenting with something that gets close to a free-to-play model, where it allows EVE Online's rich subscribers to essentially pay for others to play, in exchange for virtual currency, something that is used by more than 40,000 people.

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Megaupload's Kim Dotcom is now banned from the Internet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:36 am

We've covered this story quite a bit since it broke, with an editorial, and multiple news pieces as things happened. Even when it was declared he was knocked from his No. 1 spot on COD: Modern Warfare 3. Today, marks a new direction in the case of Megaupload's founder Kim Dotcom. He has received bail, and now has some fairly strict conditions put upon him.

 

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Within the North Shore District Court, we had Justice Dawson, Kim Dotcom, and a bunch of suits. Once it was all done and dusted, Kim Dotcom received the following conditions: he is completely banned from the Internet. Justice Dawson stated that he shouldn't have access to the Internet as he has "the ability to use it for wrong purposes".

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RumorTT: Intel could drop Ivy Bridge prices to drive Ultrabook sales

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 22, 2012 8:30 am

Intel are expected to launch their Ivy Bridge processors for second-generation Ultrabooks sometime after May, and have demanded that data read/write speeds reach a certain level through adoption of SSDs or hybrid hard disk drives, according to a new report from Digitimes.

 

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Most vendors are expected to adopt hybrid HDDs in order to cut costs, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Intel will reportedly promote Ivy Bridge in a different way, by slashing prices by US$60-70 on average, according to said sources. Storage devices within notebook production costs suck up around 10 to 15-percent, so vendors will obviously want to cut prices where they can.

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