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France's Amazon site teases 10th anniversary Xbox 360 bundle

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1:35 am

France's Amazon.com marketplace has listed something that should please Xbox fans, a 10th Anniversary Bundle for the Xbox 360, which celebrates the 10-year anniversary (although it missed it by a few months) of the original Xbox's launch.

 

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The new bundle includes digital versions of three full games, with those games being Halo: Reach, Gears of War 2 and Fable 3. Not too shabby. A disc copy of Halo: Anniversary is also included, as well as a three-month Gold subscription to Xbox Live and two wireless controllers. It costs €280, and if it hits the US, we should expect it to retail for a little less than $400.

 

According to Amazon France, the new 10th Anniversary Bundle for the Xbox 360 will be made available in Europe on March 9th.

Friday Morning Roundup for February 24, 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Roundups | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 2:31 pm

The latest happenings in the technology world, February 24th, 2012.

 

Storage:

 

OCZ Octane SATA 6GB/s Indilinx Everest SSD - Benchmark Reviews

Kingston SSDNow V+200 120 GB - Allround-PC

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB - t-break

 

GPUs:

 

Gigabyte 7950 Windforce - PureOverclock

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Cards in CrossFire - TweakTown

 

Cases & Cooling:

 

AZZA Fusion 4000 - Neoseeker

Antec One Mid-Tower Chassis - eTeknix

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Deal of the Day: Lenovo Y470P Laptop, 14" display, Core i7, $799 with Free Shipping

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 1:25 pm

Our Deal of the Day is Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - IdeaPad Y470P Laptop with 14" Display, 2nd Gen Core i7, 8GB Memory, AMD Radeon HD 1GB and More for Only $799 with Free Shipping.

 

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A huge savings on this very well equipped IdeaPad Multimedia laptop. You get the following:

 

14" HD LED display with integrated 2.0mp camera

2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2670QM processor

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

AMD Radeon HD 7690 1GB graphics

8GB DDR3 1333MHz memory

Dual layer DVD+/-RW drive

6 cell battery

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

1 year warranty

 

Use ecoupon: 7DAYDEALS0223 (expires 2/29/12)

 

LENOVO IDEAPAD Y470P LAPTOP ECOUPON DEAL

 

Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Mobile App of the Day: Cut the Rope: Experiments for iOS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:28 pm

Our Mobile App of the Day is Cut the Rope: Experiments for iOS.

 

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What on earth is Om Nom?! That's what millions of fans of the widely acclaimed game, Cut the Rope, have been asking about the cute little monster who eats candy like its his job!

That same question has a mad (but not bad) scientist studying the little creature that mysteriously arrived outside his house. Intrigued by Om Nom's insatiable appetite for sweets, the Professor puts him through a series of experiments in this all-new game, a follow-up to one of the most original and fun-filled games on the App Store.

 

A NEW TWIST ON THE FAMILIAR AND HIGHLY ADDICTIVE GAMEPLAY

Cut the Rope: Experiments combines the same rope-cutting and monster-feeding action that millions of people around the globe have come to love, with new features and gameplay elements including Rope Shooters and Suction-cups. Can you help the Professor and Om Nom get through these wacky experiments?

- 125 new experiments (levels) across 5 colorful new settings, with more to come!

- New musical tracks, sounds and Om Nom animations

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$15,000,000,000,000 ($15 trillion) in fraud exposed in UK House of Lords

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 11:41 am

This is a subject quite close to my chest, our current financial system. Without getting into a personal post, I'll keep this as professional as I can and leave my opinion out of this and just post it as a pure news post to try to get this as viral as possible. I've noticed this post on Reddit about a $15,000,000,000,000 ($15 trillion) fraud case that was bought up to the UK House of Lords by Lord James of Blackheath.

 

 

He has noticed three separate transactions of $5 trillion each, starting with a $5 trillion transfer to HSBC in the UK, seven days later followed another $5 trillion to the HSBC, and three weeks later another $5 trillion. This is a total of $15 trillion, which has entered into the hands of the HSBC, and onward transit to the Royal Bank of Scotland. This is a serious, serious amount of money, and this story should be on every TV, Radio, Cable, Internet channel and everything in between.

 

Where did $15 trillion come from? Who has that sort of disposable money, without having to loan it? And if you did loan it, what kind of bank loans out $15 trillion? You have to have some very valuable assets in order to just borrow, or lend out, $15 trillion. Let's delve into this more. Lord James of Blackheath has done his research and claims that the money is the property of what some people have called "the richest man in the world", Yohannes Riyadi.

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Download of the Day: CCleaner v3.16

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 11:28 am

Our Download of the Day is CCleaner v3.16.

 

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In this month's new release of CCleaner we've added a Scheduled Tasks management tool and an option to close Internet browsers during cleaning. Keep your suggestions for new features coming in and as always, download now from the links below!

 

Release notes:

 

Added Scheduled Task management to Startup tool.

Added Option to close running browsers when cleaning.

Improved Google Chrome History cleaning.

Improved Aurora History cleaning.

Improved Windows 8 compatibility.

Added cleaning for AIMP 3, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 and AlZip.

Improved cleaning for Snagit 10, AntiVir Desktop, Ashampoo Burning Studio 11, and Adobe Acrobat 9.0 and 10.0.

Reduced 64-bit EXE memory usage.

Minor GUI improvements.

 

Download CCleaner v3.16, here.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is nearly complete

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 10:30 am

Microsoft have reportedly stopped compiling beta builds of their upcoming OS, Windows 8, and are said to be preparing to sign off on the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, tomorrow. The build (8250) is said to be unveiled at a special event that will coincide with Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next Wednesday at 9AM ET.

 

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The public beta will usher in some huge changes, such as the updated Windows logo, and a new "Charms bar" which replaces the Start menu. The Consumer Preview is said to sport some preinstalled games, including Pinball and Solitaire, while the preview version of the new Windows Store will sport games such as Angry Birds.

 

Developers will have the ability to publish free apps through the Windows Store, or charge between $1.49 and $999 per download. Microsoft, at first, takes a 30-percent stake in the sales, which is reduced to 20-percent once the app exceeds $25,000 in sales. The OS is expected to include various social and multimedia applications. We should have a huge post on Windows 8 next week, so stay tuned!

Samsung to reimburse owners of faulty TVs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 9:29 am

Owners of Samsung TVs filed a class-action lawsuit, which has finally reached settlement. Within the settlement, Samsung have promised to pay for the bills of owners repairs, reimburse for already-paid-for repairs, or hand out up to $300 to customers who no longer own their once-faulty TV, once they prove ownership.

 

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The fault only affects the model numbers in the above picture, where it's possible that up to 7 million TVs were affected. The problem is related to an errant capacitor in the power circuit that stops the TV turning on, makes it slow to turn on, produces a "clicking sound" or makes it cycle on and off.

 

A Samsung spokesperson has said:

 

Approximately 1 percent of Samsung televisions sold in the U.S. from 2006 to 2008 have experienced some performance issues caused by a component called a capacitor. Since originally confirming this issue in early 2010, Samsung has voluntarily provided free repairs for U.S. customers with affected televisions. Recently, a nationwide class settlement covering all affected televisions in the U.S. was reached in Russell, et al. v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a lawsuit filed in the District Court of Oklahoma County in the U.S.

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Ice Cream Sandwich is now rolling out to the original ASUS Transformer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 8:26 am

ASUS did promise the original Eee Pad Transformer would receive Ice Cream Sandwich in February, and have now, begun to fulfil that promise. The original TF101 Transformer is now receiving the ICS update, with users in Taiwan seeing the update first.

 

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The UK are expected to be the next ones on the list, with other regions across the various ponds to receive the ICS update over the coming days. ASUS are known to stagger releases, in case any nasty bugs pop up at the last minute, instead of unleashing the updates to the entire user base, and experiencing issues somewhere along the line.

 

ASUS have also used the announcement to remind us of its pride in commitment to long product life-cycles and also to look forward to some new innovations at next weeks Mobile World Congress.

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NVIDIA rebrands again, this time it's Tegra 3's vSMP changed to 4-PLUS-1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 7:34 am

NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC features four ARM Cortex-A9 chips, but sports a unique design that I covered in an editorial on the chip. NVIDIA have today rebranded the previously-known-as vSMP to: 4-PLUS-1.

 

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It sounds like a polygamy-based wedding invitation, but hey, NVIDIA need to push their unique design somehow, don't they? We should expect to see some Tegra 3-based smartphones next week at the Mobile World Congress, sporting the new brand 4-PLUS-1. NVIDIA have also trademarked the name, which is a bonus.

 

NVIDIA attribute the change in name from vSMP to 4-PLUS-1 to their customers wanting a name that is more "unique and descriptive". They wanted a "name they could put on a box or a store sign that immediately represents its value".

 

From now on, I expect cars to be sold with the slogan: 4-PLUS-1 tires. 4 on the car, 1 spare. Win.

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