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Maylong M-150 Android tablet available for $100 at Walgreens

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 27, 2010 @ 20:54 CDT

Cheap Android tablets seem to be hitting shelves in a lot of discount stores like K-Mart. Walgreens is adding their name to that list by offering up the $100 Maylong M-150 Android tablet.

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Specs aren't really anything to scream about: a 7-inch 800 x 480 screen, 400MHz VIA VM8505+ processor, WiFi, and a microSD expansion slot. The Internet Explorer looking Internet icon and overall iPad look give it kind of a knockoff feel, but for a Benjamin you go in knowing you're not getting the latest and greatest tech. It's still not a bad looking device for the price, so check it out next time you're picking up your prescriptions. Funky grainy preview video after the break.

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PayPal gives users In-Site, In-App purchasing ability

By: Anthony Garreffa | Internet & Websites | Posted: Oct 27, 2010 @ 20:41 CDT

Impulse buyers watch out - PayPal have just enabled in-app, in-site buys - allowing anyone to purchase something, anywhere.

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For example - if you're in a game or on a webpage - you'll no longer need to leave whatever you're doing to use PayPal to fund your task. Instead - you'll use a new tool PayPal has introduced, you just have to click a single link.

Clicking the link will trigger a PayPal pop-up, which you'll obviously have to approve of.

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Google exec says Android acquisition its "best deal ever"

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 27, 2010 @ 20:30 CDT

Well - even I didn't know this until now - Android was not a Google creation. Google bought the company back in 2005 (for an undisclosed amount - which is estimated to be around $50 million) - and as we all know, it has turned out very well for them.

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Just how good, is the question - where Google's vice president or corporate development, David Lawee told attendees at the Stanford Accell Symposium this week that the acquisition of Android was Google's "best deal ever." He went into greater detail saying he did have initial skepticism about the deal and recalls saying "I hope this guy does saying" after seeing Andy Rubin around the building for two years.

Angry Birds Halloween sells 1 million copies in 6 days

By: Anthony Garreffa | Software | Posted: Oct 27, 2010 @ 20:16 CDT

Just a short note to Angry Birds fans - just in time for Halloween, Rovio released a Halloween update to Angry Birds. I purchased it for my iPad and it was a great blast, quick play and now I'm going to conquer it for my 3 stars in every level.

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Rovio have announced it sold a very surprising 1 million copies in only 6 days on the App Store.

Mozilla pushes Firefox 4 back to 2011

By: Anthony Garreffa | Software | Posted: Oct 27, 2010 @ 20:03 CDT

Today Mozilla have announced it will delay Firefox 4 until 2011. The decision is after several weeks of no progress on Firefox 4 Beta 7 - which had a date to ship in September but missed it as they hit several bugs in the release.

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Director of Firefox, Mike Beltzner said "Completing this work [on Firefox 4] is taking longer than initial estimates indicated as we track down regressions and sources of instability."

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Apple goes crazy in ad spending in 2010 - even Don Draper is impressed

By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 27, 2010 @ 19:02 CDT

Apple's fiscal 2010 report is out (10-K form) - the document is filled with information and details on the state of Apple's business - one big flashing light is just how much Apple spend on advertising in 2010.

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In previous years, Apple spent $467 million in 2007, $486 million in 2008, $501 million in 2009 and this year Apple have spent an astonishing $691 million on advertising alone - a $190 million increase from last year alone. Even more surprising, Apple is continuing their trend of lowering the percentage of revenues spent on advertising.

While $691 million is a lot on advertising - keep in mind Apple had total revenues of over $65 billion - this equates to around 1 percent of their revenue, spent on advertising. Last year, that percentage was 1.37 and in 2007 it was 5 percent.

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Weekly Giveaway: NZXT Tempest EVO, HALE90 and Blue Sleeved LED Kit

By: Cameron Wilmot | Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Oct 27, 2010 @ 14:53 CDT

We have teamed up with NZXT this week to giveaway one of their Tempest EVO computer cases, a HALE90 1000-watt power supplies and a blue sleeved a LED Kit.

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Announcing the Tempest EVO, a sleek, all black, steel mid tower gaming chassis. Building off of the original Tempest's award winning design, the EVO brings advanced cooling power, expandability, and cable management. The Tempest EVO maximizes airflow circulation with Dual 120mm intake, dual 140mm top exhaust, side 120mm, and a rear 120mm fan. NZXT even redesigned the fan blade design so they effectively deliver more air at lower noise levels. Additionally, the bottom mounted PSU provides better airflow and separation of heat from the CPU.

Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly giveaway only readers in USA, Canada, China, Japan, Australia and India can enter and you do not pay for the shipping charges.

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Snakebyte Premium Remote for Wii has MotionPlus built-in

By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Posted: Oct 27, 2010 @ 14:12 CDT

If you are a Wii gamer, you probably have a MotionPlus accessory that you use for some of your games. I think that we can all agree that having that MotionPlus accessory sticking off the end of your controller isn't the ideal way to get better control in your games. Nintendo is working on a new controller that has MotionPlus built-in. Sunflex has announced the Snakebyte controller claiming the title of first third-party controller to integrate MotionPlus.

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The official name for the Wii Remote is the Snakebyte Premium Remote XL+ controller for Wii with Motion Plus. That is a seriously long name for a controller. The Snakebyte supports up to four players just as the normal Wii Remotes do. It also has an integrated speaker, memory settings, and vibration effects just as the factory controllers do.

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Razer unveils new Anansi Expert MMO gaming keyboard

By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Posted: Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:00 CDT

On the short list of notable gaming peripheral makers along with Logitech is Razer. The company has been crafting weapons for gamers for years now and has offered a mouse specifically for MMO gamers in the past with lots of buttons and macro features to make play more fun. Razer has now announced a new gaming keyboard called the Anansi Expert MMO gaming keyboard that is designed specifically for the MMO gamer.

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The keyboard has seven thumb-based modifier buttons that allow the player to increase their command count from the roughly 12 most keyboards offer to seven times that amount. The keyboard supports over 100 programmable keys and has macro recording on the fly during play. The keyboard supports up to 20 different profiles for individual games or for each player avatar at the press of a button.

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HP Envy 17 3D notebook now shipping direct from HP

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Oct 27, 2010 @ 12:08 CDT

I think that 3D has been one of the most talked about (and perhaps over talked about) new technologies for the home theater and computer user this year. The thing that is so strange to me is that 3D on the computer is far from new. Gamers have had 3D drivers for years for gaming despite the huge influx of new 3D machines hitting the market this year. HP unveiled the cool Envy 17 3D notebook a while back and the machine is now shipping.

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If you want to get your hands on the thin and powerful Envy 17 3D notebook prices start at $1599.99 and the machines are shipping right now directly from HP. The base configuration gets you a Core i7-720QM CPU, HD 5850 graphics, 6GB of RAM, 500GB of storage, and a 17.3-inch 1080p 3D display. The 3D machine also ships with HP's active shutter 3D glasses for enjoying those 3D effects.

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