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Friday Morning Roundup for January 27, 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 27, 2012 4:11 pm

The latest happenings in the technology world, January 27th, 2012.

 

Peripherals:

 

CM Storm Xornet Gaming Mouse - RBmods

 

Cases & Cooling:

 

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 - ElitePcReviews

Lian Li PC-90 HPTX Chassis - MissingRemote

NZXT Switch 810 Case - HotHardware.com

Enermax Fulmo GT Full PC Tower - Pro-Clockers

Alpenföhn Civetta CPU Cooler - eTeknix

Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fan - Vortez News

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Deal of the Day: HP Home & Home Office Store - HP Pavilion dv6t Quad 15.6" Laptop PC w/ Intel Core i7-2670QM, 8GB DDR3 RAM, Blu-ray - $699.99 Shipped Free!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jan 27, 2012 3:23 pm

Our Deal of the Day is HP Home & Home Office Store - HP Pavilion dv6t Quad 15.6" Laptop PC w/ Intel Core i7-2670QM, 8GB DDR3 RAM, Blu-ray - $699.99 Shipped Free!

 

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HP has a new $450 off coupon code that's specifically for the HP Pavilion dv6t and dv7t Quad Edition Laptops! This makes it the lowest price ever!!

2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2670QM Quad Core 2.2GHz to 3.1GHz

15.6" HD HP LED Brightview (1366x768)

1GB AMD Radeon HD 7470M GDDR5 Discrete Graphics [HDMI, VGA]

8GB DDR3 System Memory

750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive

Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner

HP TrueVision HD Webcam w/ Integrated Digital Microphone

HP SimplePass Fingerprint Reader

802.11b/g/n WLAN

These are high end specs with a Intel Quad Core Sandy Bridge CPU, 8GB DDR3 RAM, Blu-Ray ROM, 1GB AMD RADEON Video Card! I would recommend upgrading the display to a Full HD 1920x1080p resolution for $150.

 

HP PAVILION DV6T QUAD EDITION I7-2670QM BLU-RAY LAPTOP DEAL

 

Use coupon code: NBDV5528 for the $450 discount. Expires after 900 uses or on 01/29/2012.

 

Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Download of the Day: Google Earth 6.2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 27, 2012 2:18 pm

Our Download of the Day is Google Earth 6.2

 

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Download the latest version of Google Earth for PC, Mac, or Linux

 

New in this version of Google Earth:

 

Share screenshots from your virtual exploration on Google+

View seamless imagery of geographic landscapes all over the world

Get improved search results and new suggestions

Find biking and transit directions

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Mobile App of the Day: Facebook Messenger

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 27, 2012 1:11 pm

Our Mobile App of the Day is Facebook Messenger.

 

Facebook Messenger - a faster way to message.

Facebook Messenger is a faster way to send mobile messages to friends. With Messenger, you can send and receive messages with any of your friends around the world or anyone in your mobile contacts list. Messenger is available on iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

 

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Messenger lets you:

 

• Send messages instantly to other friends who have Messenger

• Chat with friends who are on Facebook

• Get free push notifications for incoming messages

• Add location and photos to messages

• Reach friends via text message if they don't have Messenger yet

• Access sent and received messages on both Messenger and Facebook

• Create group conversations for making plans on the go

• Add more friends to group conversations at any time

• Control alert and location settings for each conversation

 

Note: Sending to phone numbers is not available in all countries.

Scratch 'n' Sniff... jeans, raspberry scented jeans are here

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Jan 27, 2012 12:20 pm

I remember winning spelling tests, or just doing a good job on some homework in school and getting scratch 'n' sniff stickers. It made me feel like I'd been awesome, and can prove it by sniffing my stickers. Well, now you can sniff... your jeans.

 

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Naked and Famous Denim have created a pair of scratch 'n' sniff jeans, where the effect of the smell is created using a coating of micro capsules that hold a bit of 'perfume' which is baked into the surface of the jeans. Scratch the jeans and the scent is released.

 

The raspberry scent still comes through, even after the jeans have been washed. Imagine a "new jeans smell", where you could possibly not wash your jeans for months at a time. I'm sure there's plenty out there that would love this feature. Myself, I prefer my jeans washed. Raspberry smell could come in handy, though.

RumorTT: Xbox 720/Next to have Blu-ray, Kinect 2, won't play used games

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 27, 2012 10:25 am

The rumor mill is going crazy at the moment with news on Microsoft's upcoming next-generation Xbox console. A games industry source has told Kotaku that the next-generation Xbox will have support for Blu-ray, expanding its disc capacity for games from DVD's 9GB to between 25 and 50GB of data.

 

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A "reliable source" of Kotaku's has also stated that Microsoft intend on incorporating some form of anti-used game system as part of the next-gen Xbox. At the moment it's not clear whether this would not allow you to install a copy of a friends' game, that they've already used, on your console. If so, this would stop the renting of games, second-hand sales, and more.

 

Another hot rumor is that the the next Xbox will ship with the next-gen Kinect, which would sport an on-board processor, which was originally intended for the Kinect, but didn't make it into the final design. A Microsoft rep told Kotaku:

 

As an innovator we're always thinking about what is next and how we can push the boundaries of technology like we did with Kinect. We believe the key to extending the lifespan of a console is not just about the console hardware, but about the games and entertainment experiences being delivered to consumers. Beyond that we don't comment on rumors or speculation.

RumorTT: Samsung Galaxy S III won't be announced at Mobile World Congress next month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 27, 2012 9:24 am

The Verge have heard from "people familiar with the matter" that Samsung, who originally had planned to announce its Galaxy S III handset at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, will now not be doing so.

 

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Samsung have decided to delay the news, and have said there will be news of the Galaxy S III "before summer." Keeping in mind the Galaxy S II was unveiled at Mobile World Congress last year, the Galaxy S III being announced at MWC would've been a nice touch.

 

Rumor has it that Samsung aren't happy with having another problem with availability differences between the global launch and U.S. availability. The U.S. is one of Samsung's key markets, so it is a key decision when launching a new, a very popular phone. Since the GSIII won't be announced, we now look forward to other Samsung-related tech.

 

Word has it that there might be a Galaxy Tab refresh, which could tap some of that quad-core power. A new Windows Phone-powered device? MWC isn't too long away now!

Obama visits Intel facility, forgot to overclock his Presidency

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 27, 2012 8:25 am

President Obama has made a visit to Intel, which is his second time since in his stint as President. Last year he visited Hillsboro, Oregon, where Intel CEO announced that a new fabrication plant would be built, in Arizona.

 

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Obama loves this, as it creates jobs and pumps money into an unstable economy. Intel were spending $5 billion and creating more than 4,000 jobs, which should put a smile on Obama's dial. Obama forgot to mention during his visit that Intel have built plants in Israel and China, too.

 

Considering that the chips that Intel make will be shipped to China, put into PCs and servers, and then sent back to the U.S. Obviously this can't be stopped, but we're not going to see Obama admit the bad things regarding Intel and the economy, only the good. You don't report on bad intel.

Amazon offer Samsung's Galaxy Nexus for just $99 on a 2-year contract

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 27, 2012 7:24 am

Been holding out the the IceCream of the crop? Well, now could be your chance. Amazon are offering Samsung's Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Galaxy Nexus for just $99.

 

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This is a sale price available for new customers only, and only when a new two-year contract is signed. This sounds like quite the deal if you were interested in the phone before the sale.

 

At $99 up-front and on-contract, it's not a bad price at all to pay for one of the best smartphones on the market? What are your thoughts? Is this enough to push you from an iPhone to an Android-based ICS-powered phone?

Twitter can now censor tweets, if required by law

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 27, 2012 6:27 am

Twitter, as of today, can and will sensor tweets, if required by law. Twitter have said as they grow internationally, they enter countries that have different ides about "the contours of freedom of expression".

 

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Some of which can be so different to ours, that Twitter cannot exist there. Twitter have said that others are similar but, for historical and cultural reasons, restrict certain types of content, such as France or Germany, which ban pro-Nazi content.

 

Up until now, Twitter had to remove the content globally. Today brings change. Twitter have given themselves the permission to reactively withhold content from users based in a specific country, while keeping it available to everyone else. Twitter have also built-in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.

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