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Aperion Audio offers new Aperion Versus Grand home theater speakers

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 5:00 pm

The home theater fan has a huge number of speakers on the market today to choose from. There are offerings that are affordable enough for the average Joe, but lack the quality that high-end fans want in speakers. A company called Aperion audio has unveiled a new line of home theater speakers that are aimed at high-end shoppers that have the budget for quality.




The line is called Aperion Versus Grand Home Theater Speakers and the line is matched to provide quality sound. The series has tower speakers, a center channel, and bookshelf speakers for rear channels. The 5.0 system can be turned into a 5.1 system with the addition of the Aperion Bravus subwoofer.

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Shinobii debuts slick Wii ping-pong paddle controller needing no Wii Remote

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 4:04 pm

There is certainly no shortage of Wii controllers on the market today. Most of the accessories that we see for the Wii tend to be holders that you put your Wii remote into to allow control of games with more realism. Some controllers out there have all of the hardware needed for controlling games and interacting with the Wii on the inside though like the new Shinobii ping-pong controller.




The Shinobii controller is called the TT Champion Bat. I had no idea that the real name for a ping-pong paddle was a bat. The controller is sized and designed to look just like a real ping-pong paddle and is designed so the player doesn't need to put a Wii Remote into the controller to play. The hardware for interaction with the Wii and MotionPlus compatible game sis all integrated into the paddle.

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HyperMac will stop MacBook charger cable sales on November 2

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 3:02 pm

If you use a MacBook or an Apple device like an iPod or the iPhone, you may be familiar with HyperMac. The company offers some nice accessories like charge cables and external batteries for the Apple devices that will keep them powered up for longer. Apple sued HyperMac a while back for taking original Apple cables and modifying them for use in HyperMac products.


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The suit prompted the start of licensing negotiations between the two companies, though no terms have been agreed to at this point. That means the end of HyperMac external battery packs for Apple gear. That also means that if you want one of the battery packs you will need to buy one while the getting is good. After the current supply, runs out there may be no more, and if you wait until after November 2, you will be out of luck.

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Download of the Day: SmartFTP 4.0.1140.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 9:08 am

Our Download of the Day today is SmartFTP 4.0.1140.0.


SmartFTP is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client which allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet. With its many basic and advanced features SmartFTP also offers secure, reliable and efficient transfers that make it a powerful tool.


SmartFTP can be used for:


• Web site publishing and maintenance

• Upload and download of images, documents, movie and music files

• Share your files with your friends and coworkers

• Backups of local or remote files


SmartFTP offers these features:


• Quickly rename multiple files.

• Search your hard drive in the Local Browser (Windows Vista and higher)


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Deal of the Day: Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc player for $59.99 plus Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 8:28 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Sony Style - Refurbished Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc player for $59.99 plus Shipping!.


Offer: Sony has their factory refurbished BDP-S360 Blu-ray disc player back in stock at just $59.99 plus $7.50 shipping! The extra $60 discount taking the price from $119.99 down to $59.99 shows up in the cart during checkout. This deal should go through 10/23/10 or while supplies last.


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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 7:56 am

The latest happenings from around the web - October 18th, 2010




- ECS P55H-AK Intel P55 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

- ASUS Rampage III Formula @ Pureoverclock

- ASUS Sabertooth X58 @ Overclockers Club

- Biostar TA890GXB HD Motherboard @ HiTechLegion

- Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 @ Pureoverclock




- Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750W Power Supply @ Overclockers Club

- Lian Li PC-Q06 Mini-ITX / ATX Test Bench @ ThinkComputers

- SilverStone Strider Plus ST1000-P 1000W PSU Preview @ XtremeComputing

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Telstra's HTC Desire Froyo update to not go OTA

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 5:25 am

Looks like the Froyo update is NOT going over the air for Android users on Telstra.


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Justin from the Telstra Twitter team announced over the weekend that the anticipated update will not be going OTA and the Froyo 2.2 update will have to be made using the 1900's way of plugging in a cable and downloading it from HTC's website.


But - at least you don't need to use iTunes... ;)


I was not going to post about this - but there are lots of Android users and the Angry Birds news was pretty popular - so this is kinda like a note, with love, from TweakTown.

Adam Internet step up to the 1TB plate

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 5:14 am

Most big ISP's have been giving 1TB plans to their users for a couple of months now, but Adelaide based (yeah boi) Adam Internet has joined in on the 1TB fun.


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Adam Internet has unveiled their "SuperChoice" plan which includes 500GB of on-peak data and 500GB of off-peak data at ADSL2+ speeds for $120 a month. Adam Internet will also offer 250GB/250GB plans for $90 a month, 100GB/100GB plans for $60 a month and various other plans ranging from 4GB for $35 a month to 500GB for $110 a month - all on ADSL2+.


Customers wishing to bundle Adam's AdamTalk internet phone package can do so for an extra $10 a month which includes $50 credit.

Angry Birds smashes through 1 million downloads in 24 hours

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 2:13 am

You may remember a few days ago I posted about Angry Birds getting released on the Android for FREE.


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The peeps over at GetJar tweeted over the weekend that Angry Birds hit over 1 million downloads in one day.


I'm sure there's alot of bird flinging going on over at the GetJar offices, maybe not with birds but cash...

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Foxtel on the Xbox 360 to be under $20

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 1:40 am

Microsoft and Foxtel are to create a package of pay TV channels available on joint "Foxtel on Xbox 360" service for less than $20 per month.


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You'll be able to access the service from the Xbox 360 consoles that are connected to the internet through the Xbox Live service. Foxtel on Xbox 360 will include live streamed pay-TV channels, full-length "catch-up TV" programs that have been recently broadcast, Foxtel on Demand and the recently launched internet TV and movie pay-per-view service.


The "Get Started" package (which is the basic connection you require to watch Foxtel through your Xbox 360) will cost $20 per month and include 11 channels FOX8, MTV, Nickelodeon, Channel [V], LifeStyle YOU, Discovery, National Geographic Channel, TV1, SKY NEWS, FOX Sports News and CNN. The service includes live streaming of all 11 channels.

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