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Deal of the Day: 13.3" LED-backlit Ultraportable Dell Vostro V13 Laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo ULV, 2GB Memory, 320GB HD, Wireless-N, Webcam, Bluetooth, Verizon Broadband, and More for $399 plus $8 Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Posted: Jan 18, 2011 @ 4:12 CST

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - 13.3" LED-backlit Ultraportable Dell Vostro V13 Laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo ULV, 2GB Memory, 320GB HD, Wireless-N, Webcam, Bluetooth, Verizon Broadband, and More for $399 plus $8 Shipping!.

Offer: Dell has an incredible price on their thin (0.65" thick), light (3.5lb) 13.3" LED-backlit Vostro V13 at just $399 after $345 instant discount: 13.3" LED-backlit Dell Vostro V13 ultraportable laptop with 1.3Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV SU7300, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 320GB 7200RPM hard drive, 802.11b/g/n wireless, 1.3MP webcam, Bluetooth, Verizon Wireless Broadband Built-in, 6-Cell LiOh battery, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, and 1 year warranty. Shipping comes out to just $8 too. While this was scheduled to expire 11/17/11 at 11AM CT, it looks like they've extended it. We're unsure of when the new expiration is.

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

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Tuesday Morning Roundup for January 18, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Jan 18, 2011 @ 2:42 CST

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

Motherboard

- ASUS P8H67-M EVO Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

- Sandy Bridge, Part 3: Gigabyte P67A-UD4 & Intel DP67BG P67 Motherboards @ SilentPCReview

- Intels H67- und P67-Chipsatz - Performance Report @ HT4U

- ZOTAC H55ITX-C-E Mini-ITX Motherboard @ Futurelooks

- ASRock P67 3-Way Motherboard Roundup @ Pureoverclock

Video/Monitor

- Zotac GTX 570 AMP! Edition @ tbreak

- EVGA Geforce GTX 570 Superclocked @ Hardware Canucks

- Intel's SandyBridge II HD Gfx, Open GL and AVX Performance @ LostCircuits

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Music Unlimited from Nokia cut from most markets

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 17, 2011 @ 23:52 CST

One service that many Nokia customers are used to getting with their phones is Ovi Music Unlimited, a service that allows free music downloads and is backed by some major players like Vivendi's Universal Music, EMI, Warner Music Group and Sony. Well, it seems the service isn't as popular as Nokia would like and it is being cut from most worldwide markets.

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Apparently the fact that the music had DRM that locked any music that was downloaded to that specific device doesn't go over very well with customers, especially with so many other DRM-free options available. Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa are among the markets that will still have the service available. Current users in markets that are losing the service will still have access to downloaded tracks, and Nokia's music store will still be available for those who want to download DRM-free tunes.

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A behind the scenes look at how Lexar makes their products

By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 17, 2011 @ 22:50 CST

Found this video on my daily troll of websites, a behind the scenes look at Lexar (a division of Micron) and their production process. Micron is the only chip manufacturing plant in the US and more specifically it's in Ohio.

The video is great, little facts amaze me like, the plant's clean room is 100 times cleaner than a hospitals operating room. Crazy fact! It also shows just how much work can go into something so small.

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Steve Jobs takes medical leave of absence from Apple

By: Don Lynn | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 17, 2011 @ 22:41 CST

It looks like Apple CEO Steve Jobs is off to battle another nemesis, and it's not the PC or competing tablets. Jobs announced to his employees this morning that he is taking a medical leave of absence from Apple, leaving Tim Cook to handle the day to day operations at Apple.

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You can say what you want about Jobs, but you can't say he isn't tough. His previous medical history includes a bout with Pancreatic Cancer in 2004 and a liver transplant in 2009, both of which he fully recovered from. No specifics were relased about the reason for the latest leave of absence, but more may be released during Apple's Q4 and 2010 earnings release tomorrow.

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GeForce GTX560 Ti gets spotted, Gigabyte branded

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: Jan 17, 2011 @ 22:32 CST

Titanium, it's back. NVIDIA are set to launch the GeForce GTX560 range any day now and Gigabyte are one of the first to be pictured running the old moniker of "Ti". The Gigabyte model number is GV-N560OC-1GI - the card is based off of the GF114 GPU, with 384 CUDA cores and 1GB of GDDR5 memory.

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The card doesn't look that much different to a GTX460 and rumor has it that the GF114 is pin-compatible with GF104 which means R&D costs would be down, and a simple slot in GPU and BIOS is added and voila, GTX560 powah.

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FastMac begins shipping wall outlets with included USB sockets

By: Don Lynn | Peripherals | Posted: Jan 17, 2011 @ 22:30 CST

It's been announced, delayed due to "safety concerns," and pushed back some more, but it looks like the FastMac U-Socket outlet is ready to make itself available to the world. This outlet, which provides standard (U.S.) 110V power along with two handy USB ports for your electronic device charging needs, is officially now available from

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Lucid gets Virtual

By: Sean Kalinich | Video Cards | Posted: Jan 17, 2011 @ 21:34 CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - One thing that we managed to get a glimpse of while out at CES this year was an interesting demo from Both Intel and Lucid. You remember Lucid; they are the company that has been working on an ALI/Crossfire alternative. We first saw them a couple of years ago at IDF.

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At the time Lucid was hailed as the SLI/Crossfire Killer. Unfortunately it was never meant to be positioned in that way. Still we saw companies touting it as the end a replacement for multi-GPU technology. Now Lucid has dropped down a rung or two, not by their own doing but by the pedestal that the press put them on. They are often used as a method for getting more PCIe lanes or as nothing more than a way to run SLI on an AMD motherboard. In this capacity they are actually a good solution.

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EA scares your mom - laughs like a boss

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: Jan 17, 2011 @ 20:44 CST

EA is pumped for the release of Dead Space 2 and in the build up has uploaded some footage of random mom reactions to YouTube videos. It's a good watch and some good marketing from EA.

If you're ready to watch some mom-reaction, give it a look. If not, just prepare by being excited for the impending release of Dead Space 2.

Microsoft CEO says Xbox isn't a gaming console

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: Jan 17, 2011 @ 19:19 CST

Yes, you read that right. Steve Ballmer says the Xbox is not a gaming console. Steve was interviewed by USA Today and TechSpot has pulled what they thought were the top three questions and answers.

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Q: You sold 8 million Kinects over the holidays, more than you expected. What differentiates it from other gaming consoles on the market?

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