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Download of the Day: Macrium Reflect 4.2.3638

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Jun 16, 2011 @ 2:08 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is Macrium Reflect 4.2.3638.

A complete disaster recovery solution for your home and office. Protect your personal documents, photos, music and emails. Upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file.

• Don't compromise your data integrity with second best

Macrium Reflect uses leading data compression techniques to create accurate and reliable images of your hard disk or partitions on your disk.

• Simple step by step operation

Image and Restore using intuitive wizards and interfaces. Macrium Reflect integrates fully with Windows Explorer, a partition image can be created with a simple right click.

• Automate the process

With Macrium Reflect you can schedule Images to run at any time. Disk space management ensures that you optimize the available space on external drives.

• Restore individual files and folders

Create a 'Virtual' drive in Windows Explorer and recover selected files and directories using simple copy and paste operations.

• Recovery

In the event of a total loss of the Windows operating system your PC can be started using the Reflect recovery CD.


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Deal of the Day: Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer worth $449 for $49.95 after Rebate, with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | Printers & Scanners | Posted: Jun 16, 2011 @ 0:56 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Adorama - Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer worth $449 for $49.95 after Rebate, with FREE Shipping!.

Offer: Normally $449, Adorama has the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II color inkjet photo printer with 4800 x 2400 dpi resolution, 8-color ink, and up to 13" x 19" paper handling for just $249.95 - $200 mail in rebate (expiring 6/30/11) = $49.95 with FREE shipping!



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Kinect for Windows SDK beta to be out this week

By: Anthony Garreffa | Peripherals | Posted: Jun 15, 2011 @ 22:04 CDT

It is rumored that Microsoft plan to release the beta of Kinect for Windows SDK this week during a special developer event on Thursday. Microsoft is planning to stream a Channel 9 special event at 9:30AM PST on Thursday to celebrate the release of Kinect for Windows SDK beta. María Garaña, President of Microsoft Spain, revealed on Wednesday that Microsoft plans to make the SDK available this week.


Microsoft's Kinect for Windows SDK beta is set to include support for:

Robust Skeletal Tracking for high-performance capabilities that track the skeleton image of one or two persons moving within the Kinect field of view

Advanced Audio Capabilities, including four-element microphone array with sophisticated acoustic noise and echo cancellation for great audio; beam formation to identify the current sound source and integration with the Windows speech recognition API is also included

XYZ depth camera for standard color camera stream access and depth data that indicates the distance of the object from the Kinect camera.

Facebook to release Instagram rival app for iPhone

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 15, 2011 @ 21:30 CDT

Facebook is reportedly working on a second iPhone app that is meant to butt heads with Instagram as another social photo app. It's currently nicknamed Hovertown or WithPeople, the app has the ability to show individual photos and events while exploiting the near 700 million members of Facebook.


Current info shows that the new App would get the same likes as regular Facebook content but would show photos tagged with friend's faces. Currently, the app is "discrete" with Facebook supposedly bringing the idea up of folding it into the main iOS code base. Would Android get an equivalent? This is not yet known.

AMD Catalyst 11.6 WHQL drivers released

By: Anthony Garreffa | Software | Posted: Jun 15, 2011 @ 21:18 CDT

As June begins to roll toward an end, AMD are kind enough to release the next major monthly update with 11.6 WHQL. AMD report that this unified driver has been updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and reliability. The AMD display driver version is updated to 8.861. There are a few highlights of the 11.6 WHQL release:


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Chill Innovation Chill KB-1BT Wireless Bluetooth Micro Keyboard debuts

By: Anthony Garreffa | Peripherals | Posted: Jun 15, 2011 @ 20:51 CDT

Danish-based Chill Innovation have just announced what they dub "The ultimate Media Keyboard on the Market", a bold statement. The Micro Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad supports not only standard PCs and HTPCs but also Tablet PCs, PDAs, Android and iPhone, iPad, Symbian, Windows Mobile and even the Playstation 3 - not only that, it'll work with any any device that has support for Bluetooth HID keyboards.


This bit is marketing awesomeness, with Chill Innovation saying it has a "Compact design and high WAF". For a minute, you'll wonder what the heck WAF is, well, WAF is Wife Acceptance Factor. This is a key factor in any marriage, tech that your wife will approve it. The keyboard boasts an impressive compatibility list, as well as standing out from the over-crowded keyboard markt with a compact size that resembles a TV remote yet still holds a fully functional 71 keys keyboard with an integrated touchpad.

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Wednesday Morning Roundup for June 15, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Jun 15, 2011 @ 6:35 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - June 15th, 2011


- ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Honeycomb Tablet @ tbreak

- Building a Core i7 HTPC with Sapphire Mini ITX H67 @ Kitguru


- GIGABYTE X58A-OC LGA1366 Motherboard @ Hardware Canucks

- MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard @ eTeknix


- Patriot Memory VIPER Xtreme PC3-12800 CL8 6GB Kit @ RWLabs

- Kingston's HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) 8GB DDR3 SODIMM 1866MHz Dual Channel Notebook Memory Kit @ Futurelooks


- Samsung PN59D8000 59-inch 3D Plasma @ TechReviewSource

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Download of the Day: SmartFTP 4.0.1191.0

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Jun 15, 2011 @ 4:14 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is SmartFTP 4.0.1191.0.

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: Plantronics M100 Bluetooth Headset - $7.99 + $5 Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 15, 2011 @ 2:30 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Cowboom - Plantronics M100 Bluetooth Headset - $7.99 + $5 Shipping.

Offer: This Plantronics M100 is an awesome bluetooth headset with great reviews. Some reviewers call it one of the most comfortable headsets ever! The M100 typically goes for $40+, but it's just $7.99 + $5 shipping today!



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