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App of the Day: Google Search 1.0.0.8117 (iOS)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 9:23 pm

Our App of the Day today is Google Search 1.0.0.8117 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.

 

Google has just released its Search 1.0.0.8117 app for iOS users and it brings with it some strong new features for iPad users as well as some bug fixes and full-screen mode for iPhone and iPod touch users.

 

The new Google Search app for iPhone and iPad

 

Search the web faster and easier with the latest Search app from Google. Get exclusive search features only available in this app for the best search experience. Completely redesigned for the iPad.

 

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The latest version of the app includes the following changes:

 

What's New in Version 1.0.0.8117

 

New design for the iPad

 

- See search results and websites side-by-side to browse pages and results

- Get to the right answer faster with Instant Previews and Google Instant

- See images full-screen with image browsing

- New visual UI for search history

- Easy access to other Google apps

 

New for the iPhone

 

- Minor bug fixes

- Full-screen mode for search results and pages

 

Note: Gmail notifications are now part of the new Gmail app.

Monday Afternoon Roundup for November 21, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 4:55 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - November 21st, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- Interview Intel's Anna Cheng - X79 @ Kitguru

- ASUS X79 Rampage IV Extreme Socket 2011 Motherboard @ Hardware Canucks

 

Memory

 

- Crucial DDR3-1600 8GB @ Monster-Hardware

- Patriot Viper Xtreme Series Division 4 Edition 32GB 1600MHz Quad Channel Memory @ HiTechLegion

 

Audio/Media

 

- Roccat Kulo Gaming Headset @ tbreak

- CM Storm Sirus True 5.1 Gaming Headset @ eTeknix

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Download of the Day: TeraCopy 2.27

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 3:48 pm

Our Download of the Day today is TeraCopy 2.27.

 

TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, providing the user a lot of features:

 

• Copy files faster. TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. Asynchronous copy speeds up file transfer between two physical hard drives.

• Pause and resume file transfers. Pause copy process at any time to free up system resources and continue with a single click.

• Error recovery. In case of copy error, TeraCopy will try several times and in the worse case just skips the file, not terminating the entire transfer.

• Interactive file list. TeraCopy shows failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem and recopy only problem files.

• Shell integration. TeraCopy can completely replace Explorer copy and move functions, allowing you work with files as usual.

• Full Unicode support.

 

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Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

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Deal of the Day: Dynex DX-WBRDVD1 Wi-Fi Built-in Blu-ray Player for $49.99 with FREE Shipping!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 2:59 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Dynex DX-WBRDVD1 Wi-Fi Built-in Blu-ray Player for $49.99 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: $49.99 with free shipping buys a Dynex DX-WBRDVD1 Blu-ray player with WiFi built in and Netflix, Pandora, and CinemaNow compatibility.

 

DYNEX DX-WBRDVD1 WIFI BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER DEAL

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

TweakTown Admiral PC SBG updated with Sandy Bridge-E

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 12:12 pm

We just got done updating the TweakTown Admiral PC SBG for the launch of Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E platform. Of course being our top-dog system with no budget limitation, the Admiral PC gets the best. We have switched out the old CPU, motherboard and RAM.

 

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As for the motherboard, incoming is the impressive ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (bundled with BF3) and of course the CPU of choice is the mega expensive yet super fast Intel Core i7-3960X Sandy Bridge-E Extreme Edition (3.3GHz up to 3.9GHz with Turbo Boost) Six-Core processor and for the RAM we have no less than 64GB of Corsair Vengeance memory.

 

Hit on up the Admiral PC over here!

Expect to see between 30 and 50 Ultrabooks "to be launched at CES"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 11:16 am

There are going to be as many as 50 Intel Ultrabooks to be launched at CES in January next year. According to Shawn DuBravac, director of research for show organisers the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), he expects a truck load of ultrathin laptops to be unveiled in Las Vegas. DuBravac told journalists at a CES Unveiled even held in London:

 

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We expect to see 30 to 50 new Ultrabooks launched at CES.

 

Up to this point, there has only been a few manufacturers who have announced Ultrabooks, as most of them are awaiting the 22nm refresh of Ivy Bridge before releasing their devices. Intel CEO Paul Otellini is set to give a keynote speech in Las Vegas, where Ivy Bridge is likely to be officially released alongside a large amount of new Ultrabooks.

 

DuBravac has said whilst Ultrabooks will have their time in the spotlight, its tablets that will be the showrunner. More than 100 new tablets were launched at 2011 CES, and the CEA is expecting a similar number of new releases next January.

NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang says Tegra 3-based tablets will drop to $299 in a 'couple quarters'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 10:20 am

The NVIDIA Tegra 3-powered tablets like ASUS' Transformer Prime and the just-rumored HTC Quattro aren't even out yet, but NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has come out and said that he expects Tegra 3-powered tablets to drop to $299 in just "a couple quarters."

 

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Now, that's a pretty big claim, considering ASUS' Transformer Prime is set to be $500, which is already a great price compared to the iPad 2. 2012 is set to be filled with some super-fast, super-cheap, Android-rocking tablets. Christmas 2012 should be a very interesting time indeed.

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You have 30 days to pay me $5,000,000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 9:16 am

I found this video on my stumbles through the [sometimes] strange corners of the Internet, where YouTube user 'n0w1kn0w' posted a video with the title "You have 30 days to pay me $5,000,000...", the video is below, watch it first and then read more below:

 

 

Now, it starts off all boring - at one point I thought he was building a mobile bomb that he was going to place in some Government building and then keep it there for 30 days waiting for his $5,000,000, but then the video gets quite serious with n0w1kn0w visiting a pyramid in Egypt, and rolling his remote control car into it.

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AMD releases CAP 2 for 11.11 drivers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 8:13 am

This one is short and sweet, peeps! AMD have released the new CrossFireX Catalyst APplication Profiles 2 for their latest 11.11 WHQL drivers. What improvements do they include? Well, CAP 2 is only providing increases for just two games.

 

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Saints Row 3 receives its stuttering problem fixed when using CrossFireX and also provides Single GPU and CrossFireX performance improvements when running in lower resolution configurations. The second game to receive some help is Gothic 4 Arcania: Fall of Setarriff, where it just improves CrossFire performance.

 

Nothing for Skyrim, but I'm sure they won't be too far away. You can grab the CAP 2 here.

FXI's Cotton Candy, a cloud-client on a USB stick

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 7:23 am

Norwegian-based start-up FXI, has unveiled their new prototype, codenamed 'Cotton Candy', a cloud-client on a USB stick. Cotton Candy sports a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9, as well as a quad-core ARM Mali-400MP GPU, 1GB RAM, MicroSD reader, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, USB and HDMI outputs.

 

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This is virtually the same hardware that powers one of the best smartphones on the market, Samsung's Galaxy S II. What is different with Cotton Candy is software. It acts as a cloud-client on-the-go. You could be running a PC with Windows, Linux, or a Mac, an Embedded device or just a TV, you'll be able to plug the Cotton Candy stick into a USB port of a PC or into the HDMI port of a TV. After you've plugged it into the device, that device turns into a portal to the cloud, allowing you to carry your own personal OS on you at all times, whilst having the experience that is identical no matter the device you're next to.

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