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Dell Inspiron Duo up for pre-order at Microsoft Store online

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 @ 13:00 CST

Dell has been talking up its interesting convertible notebook called the Inspiron Duo for a while now. The machine isn't like your typical convertible netbook where the entire LCD rotates around for tablet mode on a hinge. The screen of the Duo is attached to a pivot in the middle for the frame allowing it to flip around as needed.




The Inspiron Duo is on the Microsoft Store online for pre-order right now. The machine will cost you $549 for the netbook only and you can add Signature Premium to it for an additional $99. Signature Premium service is an entire year of VIP tech support and LoJack for laptops.

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Jolibook hits Amazon today in UK for pre-order

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 @ 12:00 CST

If you are a fan of netbooks that run alternate OS' a new offering is set to hit the UK today on Amazon. The new netbook is called the Jolibook and the thing can be pre-ordered and has a very vague and long estimated ship time. Don't expect to get your hands on this thing in time for Christmas.




According to Amazon UK, the machine will ship 1 to 3 months from today if you pre-order. That is a serious range and enough to make me go looking for another netbook to order. The only thing different about the Jolibook and any other netbook on the market is the OS. Other than the Jolicloud 1.1 OS, the machine is your basic netbook under the skin.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab selling well

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 @ 11:04 CST

Samsung is one of the first major players to toss a tablet onto the market to compete with the iPad. The tablet Samsung unveiled was the Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch screen device has been on the US market since mid-October and has only recently started to ship in other countries. The Tab hit Korea on November 14.




Samsung had stated before that it plans to move about a million of the tablets this year. So far, Samsung has managed to sell 600,000 Galaxy Tabs around the world. 30,000 units have sold in Korea since it launched there this month. Those numbers should make it easy for Samsung to hit is million unit sales goal.

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Futuremark and MSI hold 3DMark 11 contest

By: Shane McGlaun | Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 @ 10:26 CST

Futuremark has been known to hold contests on occasion. The last one I recall was where you could win a new display for posting the highest score on the 3DMark app. A new contest for 3DMark 11 is being held ahead of the launch of the software this week. The new contest is open until the launch of the software.




All you have to do to participate in the contest is hit the source link at the bottom of this post and make your guesses. The person who comes closest to the correct 3DMark 11 score for each of the three test systems at the specified settings will win the mainboard and video card from the system.

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Telstra increase their data caps

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 @ 2:20 CST

Telstra have today increased the value for their "browsing packs" for both pre-paid and cap plans.




Obviously, if you're reading a site like TweakTown, you would have some what of an idea what this is - so I won't go into the technicalities of it, but they have increased value for their browsing data by up to 500% - which is an absolute amazing thing as it's something you don't need to pay for - if you're on a plan - all you need to do is contact Telstra on 13 22 00 or online through to get the increased allowance!

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Download of the Day: WinPatrol 19.3.2010.5

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Nov 21, 2010 @ 23:58 CST

Our Download of the Day today is WinPatrol 19.3.2010.5.


WinPatrol alerts you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. As a multipurpose support utility, WinPatrol replaces multiple system utilities with its enhanced functionality.


WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshots of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that occur without your knowledge.


You'll be removing dangerous new programs while others prepare to update their definition/signature data files.




The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 19.3.2010.5


- Fixed issue on 64 machines that opened the main WinPatrol interface (and UAC) on reboot


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Deal of the Day: Samsung LN55C650 55" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV w/ Samsung WIS09ABGN LinkStick Wireless LAN Adapter - $1,349 Shipped Free!

By: Steve Dougherty | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Nov 21, 2010 @ 22:30 CST

Our Deal of the Day today is the BuyDig - Samsung LN55C650 55" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV w/ Samsung WIS09ABGN LinkStick Wireless LAN Adapter - $1,349 Shipped Free!.


Offer: BuyDig has a very nice bundle deal here. You get the amazing Samsung LN55C650 55" 1080P 120Hz LCD HDTV and the Wireless LAN Adapter for just $1,349 with FREE shipping!


- Samsung LN55C650 55" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

- Samsung WIS09ABGN LinkStick Wireless LAN Adapter





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FinalWire Acquires and Discontinues EVEREST

By: Anthony Garreffa | Software | Posted: Nov 21, 2010 @ 18:01 CST

FinalWare Ltd has today announced it has acquired Lavalys EVEREST - whom own the diagnostics, hardware monitoring, network audit and benchmark software that is used by many around the world.




"Today is a significant step forward in our progress to deliver a class-leading diagnostics and benchmarking solution," said Tamas Miklos, managing director of FinalWire. "The addition of Lavalys' customers and technologies will enable us to accelerate investments, meet a wider set of customer needs through a richer solution set, increase efficiencies and significantly expand our opportunities for growth."

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Sony Ericsson CEO points to February reveal - possible PlayStation Phone news?

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 21, 2010 @ 16:48 CST

Without actually saying the words - Sony is pointing toward some news regarding the hopefully upcoming PlayStation Phone.




CEO Bert Nordberg says "There's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere". Also adding that a new Sony Ericsson product would be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February.

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