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Real-life Angry Birds, there should be one in every city

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 10, 2011 2:29 am

T-Mobile set up an actual, real-life Angry Birds set, powered by an Android phone where people can go up and use an Android-powered phone, play Angry Birds and directly in front of them is an actual set of Angry Birds. Fling your bird, out flies a massive bird against wood, stone and pigs! Amazing! There should be at least one of these in every city!

 

Gigabyte launch Super4T motherboard series, H61 platform gets an injection of awesome

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 10, 2011 2:00 am

Gigabyte have launched their latest range of next-generation desktop motherboards powered by Intel's H61 Express Chipset which supports the second generation of Intel Sandy Bridge Core CPUs. Gigabyte Super4 motherboards are powered by the best components and a comprehensive range of unique features that is set to raise the bar for mainstream desktop PCs.

 

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Gigabyte's Super4 motherboards feature a slew of Gigabyte tech such as "Super Safe", which includes DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI technology), One Fuse per USB Port and 50,000 hour Japanese Solid Capacitors. "Super Speed" which has Overclocking IC, Ultra Durable 2 and 3 x USB Power Boost + On/Off Charge, useful for iOS-based devices to charge up to 40-percent faster compared to standard USB ports.

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Intel's 'Museum of Me', it's a museum, for you

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jun 10, 2011 1:51 am

Bit of a weird one for everyone today! Intel's new Museum of Me is a new way to look at your online social life. Museum of Me creates a virtual museum in which the objects on display are drawn from your Facebook page and the exhibits are things you care about; your friends, photographs, videos, your Facebook wall and things you 'like'. A video preview is below:

 

 

If you'd like to visit your own Museum of Me, check it out here.

iOS 5 spotted, fight between iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 10, 2011 1:46 am

Below we have a video of a side-by-side comparison between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS running the not-yet-released iOS 5. The video displays iOS 5 working perfectly on both phones and shows iOS 5's new features such as Reminders, Twitter integration and more. The iPhone 3GS does have some faults with iOS 5 however. It is not capable of three features; shooting of HDR pictures, picture editing capabilities such as red eye removal and cropping are not capable, Reader in Safari is gone.

 

 

For regular iPhone users, these missing features probably won't even be noticed. Apple has crippled older devices with new iOS versions before, usually hardware constraints are blamed. But, as the video shows virtually everything else is great!

Deal of the Day: Dell Streak 7 WiFi Android Tablet - $298 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 9, 2011 2:40 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Dell Streak 7 WiFi Android Tablet - $298 Shipped Free.

 

Offer: NewEgg has the Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet for just $298 shipped free! Check out the specs:

 

- 7" 480x800 Capacitive Touch Screen w/ Corning Gorilla Glass

- 1Ghz Dual-Core NVIDIA Tegra 2 (T20) embedded with ULP GeForce

- 512MB RAM

- 1.3 MP Front Facing Camera, 5 MP Rear Facing Camera

- 16GB Internal Memory

- Android 2.2

 

DELL STREAK 7 WIFI ANDROID TABLET SALE

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Download of the Day: YoWindow 2.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 9, 2011 1:33 pm

Our Download of the Day today is YoWindow 2.0.

 

We are trying to make YoWindow close to reality. The location of the sun, moon, moon phase, sunrise and sunset times correspond to the actual values for the place you choose.

 

The look of the landscape changes considerably depending on the season. YoWindow selects the most appropriate season for the given date at the place you choose (we use weather history). Scroll through the year using the calendar - and you will see how seasons change.

 

The weather is updated automatically, fast and only on necessity.

 

You can use YoWindow as a reliable world-clock. Whatever location you choose, the local time displayed by YoWindow is correct. Daylight saving time is computed flawlessly.

 

Occasionally, you may notice interesting objects in the skies like a plane or a shooting star.

 

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The Overclocker Issue 15 is now available

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: Jun 9, 2011 12:36 pm

The world's best overclocking online magazine, The Overclocker has Issue 15 hitting the tubes right now. It features reviews of the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock and Portal 2. Various interviews and articles are inside and if you haven't taken a read of the back issues yet, I highly suggest you do so. The Overclocker is some seriously slick work and has a bunch of great people attached to it. Enjoy!

 

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Check it out here.

Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jun 9, 2011 5:36 am

The latest happenings from around the web - June 9th, 2011

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Total War: Shogun 2 DirectX 11 Performance Testing @ Legit Reviews

- HIS Radeon HD6850 IceQ-X Turbo @ Benchmark Reviews

- AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire with 5x1 Eyefinity @ Hot Hardware

- MSI GTX 580 Lightning Twin Frozr III @ Pureoverclock

 

Audio/Media

 

- Roccat Kulo 7.1 USB Virtual Surround @ XSReviews

- DIAMOND V-Stream wireless PC to TV WPCTV1080H USB to HDMI Interface @ HiTechLegion

- Elgato EyeTV Hybrid USB Tuner @ MissingRemote

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Thermaltake Armor A30 Case @ Overclockers Club

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Steve Jobs aims to turn old HP site into giant, ring-shaped office

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 9, 2011 2:30 am

Steve Jobs has proposed a giant, ring-shaped office at the old HP location. I'm guessing he'll get it as I see Steve as the kinda guy who when he wants something, he gets it. Jobs approached the Cupertino City Council to sell Apple's plans to transform the old HP site. The new ring-shaped design is built to hold 12,000 employees and actually looks quite amazing.

 

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During his presentation to the Cupertino City Council, Jobs said that Apple had pulled together "some great architects, some of the best in the world" to come up with the design that encompassed Apple. He added "there's not a single straight piece of glass in this building". Apple was able to achieve this design based on its knowledge of building Apple stores throughout the world and its particular experience in employing large pieces of glass in them.

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Google Maps now has live transit updates, tells you if your bus is late

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 9, 2011 2:00 am

Ever been waiting for a bus that seems to take forever to arrive? Wished your fancy smartphone with all of its super powers could tell you when that bus is coming? Well, now you can with Google Maps for mobile and desktop. Google Maps now have live transit updates since they've joined forces with transit agencies to integrate live transit data in four US cities and two European cities.

 

 

The four US cities are: Boston, Portland, Ore., San Diego and San Fransisco with the European cities being Madrid and Turin. When you click on a transit station or plan a route with Google Maps and there are current delays or alerts related on your journey, you'll now see "live departure times" which are indicated by a special icon as well as service alerts.

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