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Download of the Day: uTorrent 2.2.1 RC2

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Mar 7, 2011 6:58 am

Our Download of the Day today is uTorrent 2.2.1 RC2.

 

µTorrent is a small and incredibly popular BitTorrent client.

 

Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled

 

Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 2.4.0.0 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.

 

Resource-Friendly

 

µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.

 

Skinnable and Localized

 

Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are available, and creating your own is very simple. µTorrent also has support for localization, and with a language file present, will automatically switch to your system language. If your language isn't available, you can easily add your own, or edit other existing translations to improve them!

 

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Deal of the Day: Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - Save 45% Off ThinkPad Edge Laptops + FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Mar 7, 2011 4:08 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - Save 45% Off ThinkPad Edge Laptops + FREE Shipping!!.

 

Offer: Features include Intel Core i5 processors, spill resistant and chiclet style keyboard, Windows 7 Professional, built in DVD drives and more all in a sleek slim form factor! And best of all, this is a ThinkPad with 4-5 hours of go time and the legendary ThinkPad quality. Expires 3/10/11. Check it out.

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Mar 7, 2011 4:06 am

The latest happenings from around the web - March 6th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- The New iPad @ Gizmodo

- MSI GX660R Laptop @ Overclock3D

- Acer Veriton Z290G-UD525W AIO PC @ TechReviewsource

- Gigabyte G1 Assassin and Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Review - 5ghz @ Kitguru

- Apple iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom @ Digitaltrends

- Hands-on with the iPad 2 @ Digitaltrends

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Angry Birds coming soon to... Facebook!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 7, 2011 3:43 am

Rovio has been enjoying their sky-rocketing success lately and have TV/movie spin-offs happening but also a new 'collaborative' Facebook game coming out. Currently the PS3 has a version of Angry Birds out on the PSN with Wii and 360 getting their shot soon.

 

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The Facebook version, "there will be completely new aspects to it that just haven't been experienced in any other platform," said studio boss Mikael Hed, who confirms that due to the social site's 'collaborative nature', "the pigs will have a more prominent role". Launching in a few days is "Angry Birds Rio" which is a tie-in with a Fox movie and swaps the evil pigs for monkeys.

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Samsung's 10-inch tablet to ship as announced, iPad 2 is not the monster in Samsung's closet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 6, 2011 5:30 pm

There was a short period of time over the last few days where everyone thought Samsung were going to delay their Honeycomb-based, 10.1-inch tablet. But fear not my dear readers, Samsung are not scared of the iPad 2 and their tablet will ship as expected.

 

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"We will continue to make every effort to provide the most powerful, well-designed and productive mobile device to customers," Executive Vice President Lee Don-Joo is quoted by Yonhap as saying. Samsung are being very mum about the release date, but it can't be overlooked that Apple is making it hard for everyone else trying to release tablets.

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N64oid, a Nintendo 64 emulator for Android-based devices

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 6, 2011 4:30 pm

N64oid is a Nintendo 64 emulator optimized for Android. N64oid is capable of running most games smoothly with sound, but requires a high-end device like the Nexus S, Nexus One, Droid, Samsung Galaxy, etc.

 

 

The Nintendo 64 emulator also allows you to save or load from any point as well as use the in-game save support. Included is a configurable, translucent on-screen keypad that is very easy to use. Key mappings to map game keys to hardware buttons, option to use the G-sensor as the analog stick and a bunch of other settings that can be tuned to your needs.

Havok physics engine on Android 2.3 - shown off on Xperia Play

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 6, 2011 4:00 pm

Xperia Play is getting an exciting partnership in the form of the shake of hands with Havok and their Physics engine. Below is a video that shows off the engine running on a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

 

 

The video shows off what seems to be 30fps footage, with destruction that is actually quite impressive for a mobile phone. The physics seem natural for the small unit, and I'm guessing this is just the beginning of physics on a mobile device. It looks like we'll soon be tapping the power of current, oldish consoles in our mobile handsets sooner rather than later!

Aussie Flood Appeal Dream System - Total Donations!

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Mar 6, 2011 2:56 pm

Our Aussie Flood Appeal is over!

 

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We ended up gathering donations totaling $6,289.77 AUD - a great effort by everyone! This amount is sure to go quite a way in helping Queenslanders get back on their feet. We have converted to Australian Dollars since that is what will be given.

 

On behalf of the whole TweakTown team and all of the lovely sponsors involved, I would like to thank each and every one of you for donating. As previously mentioned, the lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday March 8th via video. Tomorrow we have the work of sorting out all 600+ raffle tickets that will be thrown into a box for the drawing.

 

Stay tuned and find out if you are the winner in a couple of days. This coming week a check will be written and sent to Queensland government Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal. We will take a photo of the check and post it alongside the winner video on Tuesday.

GDC2011: Live from the Expo Floor

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 4, 2011 7:55 pm

I'm here at the last day of the GDC in dowtown San Francisco, hanging out and checking out the cool tech. Most of the things I'm going to see here are demonstrations of products and games that everyone already knows about from former press releases and the like, but it's still going to fun to play around with it. I wanted to get a first hand look at Nintendo's much-heralded 3DS, especially the AR interface, so my first stop was the Nintendo booth.

 

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The Nintendo array is great- demos of many games including the new Zelda. A very helpful 3DS rep named Jamie introduced me to the AR games. The 3DS uses marker-based augmented reality, meaning the the images and experienced are anchored to a physical object, like a sign or a barcode. In this case, Nintendo uses a small card with the familiar Nintendo Question Mark logo.

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Friday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Mar 4, 2011 1:14 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - March 4th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- HP's Pavilion dm1z Fusion-powered ultraportable @ Tech Report

- Apple iPad 2 vs The Droid Tablet Army @ Megatechnews

 

Video/Monitor

 

- PowerColor Radeon HD 6970 LCS @ Overclockers Club

- Diamond All-In-Wonder HD Premium AIW5000 @ Benchmark Reviews

- Zotac GTX 560 Ti @ TechReaction

- HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB @ RWLabs

- MSI GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II 1 GB @ Techpowerup

- MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition @ Hot Hardware

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