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Angry Birds new levels, content, and birthday!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 2:54 am

A few of the guys here love Angry Birds, they post news about it when they can. Oh wait, it's me who does it (in my defense, it's an amazingly addictive game!!) Well, I just got an email from the people behind Angry Birds and thought I'd share it for those of you not on their mailing list, as Angry Birds is one of the most popular games on iOS/Android devices, it might appeal to a lot of our readers.

 

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After a long wait, the Mighty Eagle is almost here! This legendary and mysterious bird will be included in the next Angry Birds update, due to be released in the next few days.

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Acer's Android tablet gets prodded

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 2:23 am

Because all of Acer's Android tablets will be running Android 3.0 (otherwise known as "Honeycomb") most of the units tested were not functioning. The 10.1-inch, dual-core Tegra powered unit did work, which was used for some HD-video testing.

 

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The unit was supposedly sluggish, but it was a pre-production unit. Engadget report that the display was bright and had good viewing angles. It is confirmed to have two cameras also.

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Nintendo jumps into green tube, arrives at CES next year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 2:10 am

Nintendo has been absent from CES for 16 years now - but are making a return in 2011.

 

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They've decided to have a stand at America's biggest tech show - will it be the upcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld? Or could it be the Wii HD... could it be something completely different?

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AMD's Llano ready to shine?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 12:28 am

SemiAccurate has a decent article regarding AMD's upcoming Llano chip - he puts his detective hat on and does some digging.

 

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Llano was meant to be the first "fusion" chip from AMD, beating the TMSC fabbed Ontario/Zacate chips by a a decent mile, things progressed well for Ontario and Zacate, but their bigger brother Llano was left out in the cold. Details on this have been scarce.

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Intel preps i7 990X - sets CPU lovers hearts a flutter

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 12:09 am

Intel's next-gen Westmere 32nm based six-core CPU, the Core i7 990X Extreme Edition has been announced.

 

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The 990X will have a stock frequency of 3.46GHz and have OC abilities up to 3.73GHz. 130W TDP, triple channel DDR3 support and a total of 12MB of cache. The $999+ pricing will have your wallets hurting.

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WD Adds Variety of New Features to Its WD TV Live Plus and WD TV Live Media Players

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 11:49 pm

Western Digital have today announced some new products as well as some polishing to their existing range. Big notes about it include Facebook integration - as social networking gets bigger and bigger, WD have adapted to it quite quickly with their WD TV units.

 

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The WD TV Live Plus also gives consumers the ability to instantly rent or buy the newest release movies the same day they become available on Blu-ray or DVD because of the agreement with Blockbuster on Demand.

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Razer Tron gaming mouse now shipping

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 8:04 pm

Geeks and Tron go together like peanut butter and jelly. PC gamers know that Razer makes some of the coolest and best gaming peripherals on the market and when Razer unveiled the cool Tron branded gaming gear a while back a lot of geeks sat up and took notice. Razer has now announced that the cool Tron gaming mouse is shipping.

 

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If you don't recall this mouse, it has the same sort of graphics with blue lines all over it that the Tron work in the new flick has. It also has sound effects from the movie integrated with the mouse and uses a 3.5G laser sensor. That laser sensor has sensitivity up to 5600 dpi and the mouse uses an ambidextrous design.

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Kingston outs new HyperX Max 3.0 external USB 3.0 HDD

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 7:02 pm

We all know that a SSD is faster than a traditional HDD. Other than more speed, the SSD is also dead silent and uses less power, both of which are really nice in a notebook. With more and more machines getting USB 3.0 ports we are seeing the USB 3.0 peripheral market grow. Kingston has added a new external storage device to its line of USB 3.0 gear.

 

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The external drive is called the HyperX Max External USB 3.0 drive and it has a SSD inside for better performance and no noise output. The drive will be offered in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. The combination of fast SSD data transfers and the speedy USB 3.0 interface means the drive can backup a full 10GB movie in 1 minute and 12 seconds.

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Trendnet debuts new 500Mbps powerline networking gear

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Networking | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 6:02 pm

With Christmas just around the corner odds are you might be giving someone a gadget that needs web connectivity or you may be expecting to get a device that needs web connectivity. Things like Blu-ray players, game consoles, TVs and all sorts of other stuff need a web connection to work a lot of times. The catch for many of us is that not all of the gadgets have WiFi built-in and sometimes WiFi just doesn't cut it when it comes to getting a reliable connection.

 

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Trendnet has unveiled a new powerline networking system that is aimed at folks streaming lots of HD models and other large files across a network. The networking kit promises powerline networking at up to 500Mbps. Each of the adapters has a Gigabit Ethernet port built-in and has 128-bit AES encryption. The system has one button set up and an LED indicator on each adapter for network status.

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Jolibook not-a-netbook launches in UK

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 5:02 pm

Jolicloud says that its little Jolibook is not a netbook. That is despite the fact that it is sized like a netbook, has netbook hardware, and targets shoppers wanting a netbook with an alternative OS installed. We can all agree to just call the thing a netbook from now on. The only thing about the machine not exactly like your typical netbook is that the Jolibook runs the Jolicloud 1.1 OS.

 

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Other than the special OS, that Jolicloud reckons turns the netbook into a "little computer" the rig has average netbook hardware. You get a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600; the CPU is an Atom N550 with dual cores. Graphics are via Intel GMA 3150, and the rig has 1GB of RAM.

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