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Thursday Morning Roundup for December 8, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 4:17 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - December 8th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- TR's Christmas 2011 system guide @ Tech Report

- Viako Mini Letter ML55 H61 WIFI PC @ Madshrimps

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Z68 Motherboard @ eTeknix

- ASUS Rampage IV Formula @ Ocaholic

- ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Z68 LGA 1155 Motherboard @ Bigbruin

- ASUS Rampage IV Formula (BF 3 Edition) @ tbreak

 

Memory

 

- GeIL Enhance CORSA 1600MHz CL9 8GB DDR3 @ Vortez

- Crucial Ballistix 6GB DDR3 2133 MHz RAM Triple Channel Kit @ Techwarelabs

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Thought the Saw movies were over? Well, Lionsgate want to play a game...

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 2:49 pm

Saw when it came out, was great. It was something different amongst a sea of the ageing horror genre, which has been stabbed, murdered, and raped behond Hollywood comprehension. While the Saw series ran kind of stale, you can't deny the twist endings and pure horror of those traps.

 

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Saw 3D was the most expensive of the series thus far, it did receive a nice bonus in the box office due to 3D, but it failed to live up to expectations. This is why Saw didn't make an appearance this year, and why Paranormal Activity 3 was the only major horror Halloween release.

 

But, there will be more games to be played with Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns speaking to CNBC Tuesday about the potential merger with Summit Entertainment and has let this bit of information out onto horror fans ears (or eyes?):

 

I'm sure, some day, you'll see Saw back in the picture.

The Pope is a man of God, a man of Android

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 11:30 am

You would think that the Pope of all people would be grabbing one of those new fandangled iPad thingos, but no, he will be using an Android-powered device to remotely light a giant Christmas tree display attached to the side of a mountain... 200km away.

 

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So, if you are going to be driving around this Christmas looking at lights, this might be a good place to start. MSNBC has reported directly from the Vatican newswire:

 

Benedict XVI will activate the illumination from his apartments in the Vatican Apostolic Palace. He will touch the screen of a Sony "Tablet" with an "Android" operating system which, via the Internet, will transmit the command to switch on the electric current to the tree.

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Chinese court rejects Apple's iPad trademark name

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 10:20 am

Like Apple aren't in enough lawsuits as it is, but here's another to add to their ever-growing list of people who are angry with them. A court in southern China has rejected a lawsuit by Apple Inc, where they have accused a Chinese technology company of infringing on its iPad trademark.

 

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Apple have faced multiple roadblocks in setting up shop in China, even earlier this year there were fake Apple stores discovered in southwestern Yunnan province. What of the lawsuit? The Intermediate People's Court in southern boomtown of Shenzhen rejected Apple's complaint against Proview Technology (Shenzhen).

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App of the Day: Facebook for Android 1.8

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 9:58 am

Our App of the Day today is Facebook for Android 1.8 for Android 1.5 or later.

 

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Facebook has just dropped the latest version of Facebook for Android bringing it up to version 1.8. This new version focused on speed improvements.

 

Share and stay connected with your friends with the Facebook for Android app.

Facebook for Android helps you connect with your friends and share on the go. Upload a photo, keep up with friends' photos and status updates, look up a phone number, and more - right from your Android device.

 

The latest version of the app includes the following changes:

 

What's New

 

What's in this version:

 

- Navigate anywhere, fast: Get to your groups, apps, pages, and settings with a single press

- Search and you will discover: Look through friends, subscribers, apps, and pages

- See your friends tags on pictures and zoom: New photo viewing experience

- Faster notifications: Get alerted in real time with new push notifications

- Games & Apps: Play games and access your favorite apps on the go

- Access to mobile timeline (If you already have a timeline)

- Access to friend lists and subscriptions

Toshiba release my Christmas present, Toshiba 55X3 4K 3DTV, launches December 10 in Japan, glasses-free 3D

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 9:33 am

Toshiba are set to launch their 55-inch, 4K resolution 3DTV in Japan. The 55X3 will cost 900,000 yen (or $11,578 US) on December 10th. There's no current North American shipping date, so you can get a mop for your drool while I prep the next bit to this news.

 

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Back? Ok good. The 55X3 is super-high res, 4K resolution and autostereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D that adjusts for its viewers' location based on face tracking technology, although the resolution drops to 1280x720, which is quite pathetic considering the screen's native res.

 

Power consumption is quite high, at 410W and just 0.12W when in standby mode. The beast weighs in at 30kg.

Razer's Blade gaming laptop will be on Santa's sleigh, Rudolph can get some mobile gaming happening

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 8:26 am

Razer's gaming-themed and feature-packed gaming laptop, Blade, is said to hit shelves and customers hands before Christmas. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan also explains what has changed since the "world's first true gaming laptop" was unveiled in August, and talks about the Army origins of the laptop's sleek and sexy design.

 

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Something I did not know, is that Tan served in the Army, and is quoted:

 

When I served in the army, I was sent for survival training in the dense jungles of the tropics. We carried only the most essential gear and one key item in my kit was my KA-BAR combat knife. It was simple, minimalist and utilitarian - and we used it for everything from hunting, to preparing food, cutting rope and building floats. Every night after setting up camp, I would spend my time sharpening it during watch. It was one of the finest knives I've ever used - clean, cold. supremely balanced and lethally sharp.

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OnLive is bringing AAA gaming to smartphones, tablets and media players

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 7:38 am

OnLive have released a new update to its Android and iOS app which allows PC-quality high-definition gameplay to a very wide range of smartphones, tablets and media players. This includes the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Kindle Fire.

 

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The app is available on Thursday, December 8 and will add complete gameplay support for any game offered through the OnLive service, which includes some of the latest AAA games on the market right now such as Batman: Arkham City, L.A. Noire, Assassin's Creed: Revelations and more.

 

The previous version of the OnLive app only allowed users to use the OnLive marketplace and access the social features of the service, but after tomorrow, you'll be able to play any game as long as you're connected to Wi-Fi, and if not, it'll also work over 3G and 4G LTE connections with a minimum speed of just 1Mbps.

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Amazon wants to pay you $5 to walk out of stores without buying anything

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 6:37 am

You may think theres some form of trickery to my title there, but there is not. Quite simply put, Amazing are offering consumers up to $5 off on purchases if they are to compare prices using Amazon's mobile phone application in-store.

 

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The promotion is for one day only, this Saturday, and is a sneaky way of Amazon to increase the usage of its bar-code-scanning application, while also collecting intel on prices in the stores. Mobile commerce is a booming market right now, with more and more customers more than happy to use applications on their smartphones to either shop, or compare prices not just at home, but at work, in the shop itself, or while in the toilet.

 

Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales were enormous, and I'm sure Amazon want a repeat of that success when Santa comes visiting in a few weeks. Amazon's Price Check app is available on both the Apple App Store and the Android Market, the app allows shoppers to scan a bar code, take a picture of an item or conduct a text search to find the lowest prices.

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LCD price-fixing case settled, Sharp, Samsung and six others agree to pay $388 million to settle

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 5:21 am

Sharp Corp., Samsung Electronics Co., and six other makers of LCD panels have agreed to pay $388 million to settle price-fixing claims by direct purchasers of the products. Sharp, Japan's largest panel maker paid $105 million, Samsung, who are the world's largest TV maker, paid $82.7 million and then we have Chimei Innolux Corp who are Taiwan's largest maker of display panels, paying $78 million.

 

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The price-fixing isn't just for a few years, according to a class action, or group lawsuit filed in 2007, this has been going on from 1999 to 2006. Where the companies allegedly fixed prices of the panels, driving up prices for purchasers who bought the screens or goods containing them.

 

The U.S. Justice Department investigation ended in guilty please from LG Display Co., Chunghwa Picture Tubes and Sharp. The companies agreed in 2008 and 2009 to pay $585 million in criminal fines.

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