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Google working on supreme one-day shipping rival to Amazon Prime

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Sun, Dec 4 2011 8:19 PM CST

Google is reportedly shopping around with multiple retailers and shipping couriers in an effort to create a service that would compete with Amazon's Prime one-day shipping option. Google could even offer same-day delivery on certain items, which would actually be better than Amazon's offering.

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The way it differs to Amazon, is Google's service would not have them selling items directly to the customer, but rather allow them to handle the delivery process through deals and companies such as UPS and local couriers. When a customer is checking out at a particular retailer, Google's system would kick in and offer expedited delivery services.

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Obsidian are working on a South Park RPG, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are heavily involved

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Dec 4 2011 7:01 PM CST

Someone on the NeoGAF forums have gotten their mits on the South Park edition of Game Informer and have released details on the upcoming South Park-themed RPG. The RPG will be the first game that South Park duo Trey Parker and Matt Stone have directly participated in, where they've written the script and dialogue.

Obsidian are working on a South Park RPG, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are heavily involved | TweakTown.com

As the protagonist, you will be silent. Parker has always preferred silent protagonists, so his wishes will come true. The character you play has a smartphone which acts as the primary game menu and has a Facebook-like app which shows the number of friends you have and your current standing with the various kid factions. Five classes are said to be included, wizard, paladin, adventurer, rogue, and a fifth unannounced class.

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Spotify has just become a music platform

Anthony Garreffa | Software | Fri, Dec 2 2011 2:33 AM CST

Freemium music subscription service, Spotify, has revealed a "new direction" that they are going in. A new API that will allow developers to create apps that are powered by Spotify.

These apps will be coded in HTML5, and will live inside the Spotify app, which means users don't need to install any other standalone pgrams in order to use them, and developers can build the apps with "an easy to use Javascript API."

Spotify has just become a music platform | TweakTown.com

Spotify users can use these apps whether they pay for Spotify or not, and right now Spotify developer partners do not share in Spotify's revenue, but Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has said that these are still "early days" for the platform.

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Apple TV is coming, details are finally worming out of the apple

Anthony Garreffa | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Thu, Dec 1 2011 11:12 PM CST

I didn't think this would be this soon, details on Apple TV, but here we go. Apple analyst Gene Munster has reiterated his belief that Apple is set to launch a TV in 2012.

Munster made the comments at Business Insiders' IGNITION: Future of Media conference this morning. Gene is so sure that Apple TV is coming he told anyone thinking of buying a new TV set to actually wait, because Apple's TV is going to be that awesome.

Apple TV is coming, details are finally worming out of the apple | TweakTown.com

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UN hacked, details of over 1,000 accounts released

Anthony Garreffa | Hacking & Security | Thu, Dec 1 2011 9:14 PM CST

Teampoison are reportedly behind an intrusion into the United Nations, in which they gained access to at least one of the UN's servers, where they stole over 1,000 e-mail addresses, usernames and passwords during the hack.

Teampoison posted their hacked goodies online through Pastebin, along with messages explaining the reasoning behind the attack, where they've said:

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A Senate for Global Corruption, the United Nations sits to facilitate the introduction of a New World Order and a One World Government as outlined by Brock Chisolm the former Director of UNWHO.

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AMD Catalyst 11.11c performance drivers are out

Anthony Garreffa | Software | Thu, Dec 1 2011 7:45 PM CST

It is a great time for AMD graphics card owners, with releases of new drivers for what seems every few days. Today AMD have released the Catalyst 11.11c performance drivers.

AMD Catalyst 11.11c performance drivers are out | TweakTown.com

The new Catalyst 11.11c drivers include AMD CrossFireX performance scaling for the AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The drivers include everything the Catalyst 11.11b did, with a list of features below:

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PlayStation 3 System Software Update is out, v4.00 is live

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Thu, Dec 1 2011 6:10 AM CST

Sony have release a new system software update, version 4.00 for some. Not all users, but some at this stage. This new version is in preparation of the NGP launch, PlayStation Vita in Japan.

PlayStation 3 System Software Update is out, v4.00 is live | TweakTown.com

This update will prepare the PS3 to serve as a content management device, allowing users to copy over media such as games, music, photos, and videos between the PS Vita and PS3. It will also allow the backing up of PS Vita save data to your PS3 hardware, and update the system software for your PS Vita using the network features of your PS3.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a GO, stick together, team

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Thu, Dec 1 2011 3:24 AM CST

A few quick gaming nuggets today! Firstly we have the news of the long-awaited Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta beginning today. It was delayed for a little while there, but some good news for CS fans out there today!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a GO, stick together, team | TweakTown.com

The game is still aiming for an "early 2012" release, and it should be good to go then too if the beta has lifted off today. If any of our readers have gotten into the beta, please do let us know what you think by commenting below. Personally, I'm hesitant with CS:GO, I really expected a next-gen FPS, with the same feel of "freshness" that Counter-Strike first introduced all those years ago.

I wouldn't mind some real-time destruction, making for much more frantic shoot outs and battles. One can only wish.

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Google releases Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for x86 chipsets

Anthony Garreffa | Operating Systems | Thu, Dec 1 2011 2:28 AM CST

Google's Android dev team have just released Android 4.0.1/Ice Cream Sandwich for x86 chipsets, which has been a promise of theirs to open Android up to both Intel and AMD-based systems.

Google releases Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for x86 chipsets | TweakTown.com

Of course, with any new release, its not fully stable with many bits missing such as sound, camera, ethernet, and hardware acceleration for Intel chips. Included and working however is, Wi-Fi, sound, and hardware acceleration for AMD chipsets. If you'd like the instructions on how to download the source code, check below [or over the page]:

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Windows 8 will have support for some seriously large HDDs

Anthony Garreffa | Operating Systems | Thu, Dec 1 2011 1:23 AM CST

As always, the MSDN blog has a long, but interesting read on large disks and large sectors in Windows 8 and goes into lengthy detail of how the upcoming OS will handle such things.

Windows 8 will have support for some seriously large HDDs 9 | TweakTown.com

I will note, that in the article, they state that from a recent IDC market research report, that they estimate the maximum capacity of a single hard disk will reach 8TB in 2015. But, does this take into consideration the flooding in Thailand? I don't know. Impressive to think though, 8TB in a single disk. Imagine losing all that data. Eep.

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