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Nintendo builds real-life Mario Kart, has help from West Coast Customs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 4:21 am

Nintendo has a grand PR stunt for the launch of Mario Kart 7 which launches on December 4 on the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console; real-life replicas of the classic Mario Kart and Luigi Bumble V Kart. Yes, real-life replicas!

 

The replicas were built by West Coast Customs, who are known for their awesome work on the MTV series "Pimp My Ride." Mario's shiny red go-kart comes complete with its glider attachment for flying. Luigi's go-kart includes a cool rear propeller that's used for underwater navigation. In the below picture is Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America:

 

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The karts will sit on display at the LA Auto Show, November 18-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. But, there's a really good thing coming from Gamespot here. A competition for the chance to take one of these bad-ass looking go-karts home! The competition is through GameStop's PowerUp Rewards program, where a PowerUp member must make a purchase or trade in a game at GameStop in the month of December.

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Want the new YouTube look?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 3:19 am

Google have been on a stampede of change lately, first Google+, then the updated looks of Gmail and Reader have made their way to most of us, and now, YouTube.

 

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The new design is currently rolling out, but if you want to jump ahead of the queue, there are some instructions below to help you. The downfall? This trick only sets a temporary cookie which is removed upon the browser closing.

 

The new look is definitely slick, with the left navigation panel very clean and simple, videos from your subscriptions or YouTube trends list fill the middle up, while related or recommended videos are on the right. It looks very, very swish.

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iiNet acquires TransACT for $60 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 2:25 am

iiNet have just made their acquisition of Canberra-based TransACT official. The deal included iiNet scooping up the company for $60 million, and TransACT happy with the deal as they were reportedly keen to sell because of the impending rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

 

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iiNet CEO Michael Malone was quoted:

 

iiNet's acquisition of TransACT represents an attractive strategic opportunity to build scale in the ACT market quickly and efficiently. In particular, TransACT's experienced and passionate management team will allow iiNet to grow its presence in the SME, corporate and government market segments, a key growth area for the Company. We are also excited about the strong existing relationship between TransACT and ActewAGL, the leading utility provider in the region, and the resulting growth opportunities for both companies.

PayPal debuts Facebook app, 'Send Money'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 2:20 am

PayPal are always looking for new ways to make financial transfers between companies and friends easier. Today, they've announced their new Send Money application on Facebook which allows users to turn those wall posts into actual gifts.

 

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PayPal wants to be at the center of their customers' financial lives and with nearly 80-percent of active PayPal users actively using Facebook, it's just a smart decision to release Send Money. The app has the ability to send money to anyone, anywhere at anytime. Be it a special occasion, anniversary, birthday or just because, you can send money to loved ones with an e-card, photos, videos and a message.

 

The way it works is quite simple, visit PayPal's send money app page on Facebook, select a card for your occasion and of course, the recipient. Log-in to your PayPal account within the app, choose a dollar amount and then click send. The card is immediately posted to the recipient's Facebook wall, the message of the card is kept private. Would you like to just send money? You can just enter the amount of money and login to PayPal to complete the payment.

RumorTT: Amazon to release a smartphone in 2012?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 21, 2011 1:18 am

Amazon are on fire lately. First we have the release of their tablet, Kindle Fire and now we have the rumor goodness of an Amazon-branded smartphone to be released in 2012. According to a research note from Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney, Amazon are looking to release the smartphone for 2012's holiday season.

 

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On a positive note, the smartphone would even make Amazon a profit, compared to the Kindle Fire which is currently being sold at a loss. Mahaney has checked supply chains in Asia which has led him to believe that Amazon will develop a smartphone next year. They're reportedly working with Foxconn International to develop the phone and the memo goes into detail that Foxconn won't actually manufacture the phone, that task will be passed through to Hon Hai's TMS business group.

 

Mahaney believes that the phone will sport a Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor and is set to include Qualcomm's dual-mode 6-series baseband chip. Mahaney thinks that Amazon could produce the phone for $150 - $170 and could sell it at cost.

Just a few 240GB Vertex LE 240GB Drives Remaining at 249.99 USD

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 20, 2011 2:29 am

With all of the X79 news coming out on the 14th you may have missed the Revisiting the Legend: OCZ Vertex LE article that was posted. Our friends at MyDigitalDiscount.com uncovered a batch of drives in a warehouse and are blowing them out.

 

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TweakTown has teamed up with My Digital Discount to offer a coupon code to get the legend for right around $1 per GB on the 240GB model. The coupon code, TT30off240LE is still in effect but only a few drives remain.

 

The Vertex LE is one of the fastest SATA II drives ever released and was ahead of it's time. It featured 3Xnm flash with 15K P/E cycles, a rarity these days in a world filled with 25nm flash rated at just 5K P/E cycles. After the coupon you can't find a better deal and the 285MB/s read, 270MB/s write speed is pretty nice too:)

Friday Afternoon Roundup for November 18, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 4:47 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - November 18th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD5 @ Vortez

- ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z @ Pureoverclock

- ASUS Sabertooth X79 @ Ocaholic

- ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard @ OCIA

- ASRock A55 Pro3 @ Overclockers Club

- ASUS P9X79 Deluxe @ Ocaholic

 

CPU & APU

 

- Intel's NEW X79 LGA2011 Socket Platform and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E Processor @ Futurelooks

- Intel Core i7-3930K, Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Processors for LGA 2011 @ ixbtlabs

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Issue 17 of TheOverclocker now available

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 2:46 pm

Issue 17 of TheOverclocker online magazine has just gone live for your reading pleasure, which if you haven't heard of it before, happens to be the world's first (and best!) online overclocking magazine that is dedicated to all things overclocking and PC enthusiast specific.

 

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The latest edition includes a QnA with world renowned overclocking veteran, GiorgioPrimo and a good look at the latest top dog processors from AMD and Intel in the FX-8150 and Core i7 3960X, respectively. Further to that is a run with the mighty MARS II dual-GPU graphics card from ASUS, a solid look at Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and much, much more!

 

Click here to catch all the action of Issue 17 of TheOverclocker folks.

Download of the Day: Firefox 8.0.1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 1:56 pm

Our Download of the Day today is Firefox 8.0.1.

 

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

 

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

 

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

 

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

 

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

 

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Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - $79.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: RAM | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 1:03 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - $79.99 Shipped Free!.

 

Offer: This is ridiculous. Get 16GB of matched CORSAIR Vengeance 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory for just $79.99 shipped free! Use coupon code: EMCJJJC22 for the discount. Expires 11/22/2011.

 

 

CORSAIR VENGEANCE 16GB 240-PIN DDR3 SDRAM DESKTOP MEMORY KIT DEAL

 

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