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Deal of the Day: [Newegg Combo Deal] Intel Core i7-950 CPU, ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard, Cooler Master ATX Full Tower - $599.99 Shipped Free

By Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Nov 12, 2010 at 12:14 am CST

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - [Combo Deal] Intel Core i7-950 CPU, ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard, Cooler Master ATX Full Tower - $599.99 Shipped Free!.

Offer: This combo deal from NewEgg is a great start to building you new powerful rig. Check out the three components:

- Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

- ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

- COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Get the three for just $599.99 with free shipping.

Deal of the Day: [Newegg Combo Deal] Intel Core i7-950 CPU, ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard, Cooler Master ATX Full Tower - $599.99 Shipped Free | TweakTown.com

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Samsung Orion dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip shown off

By Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Nov 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm CST

Engadget have a sexy pic of Samsung's Orion chip - a dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and a quad-core Mali 400 GPU on-board.

Samsung Orion dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip shown off | TweakTown.com

It was spotted at the ARM Technology Conference, running "Linaro" Linux middleware - as well as stock Android 2.2 - obviously at the moment it's early days, these are simple development boards, so they couldn't be shown off, or flexing their muscles through testing, etc.

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AVG acquire DroidSecurity - an Android Anti-Virus company

By Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Nov 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm CST

There are 110 million Android users and counting - AVG is looking to jump on the anti-virus market by purchasing Android platform security company, DroidSecurity.

AVG acquire DroidSecurity - an Android Anti-Virus company | TweakTown.com

For years, people said devices like phones (and Apple products) would not be harmed by viruses - but just like anything that gets popular, there will always be ways to break through that nasty "NO" word and create a new market by unleashing viruses onto these types of products.

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Friday Morning Roundup for November 11, 2010

By Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Nov 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm CST

The latest happenings from around the web - November 12th, 2010

Motherboard

- ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme @ tbreak

- ECS A890GXM-A2 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

Video/Monitor

- Call of Duty: Black Ops Benchmarks - GeForce GTX 460 vs Radeon HD 6870 @ Legit Reviews

- ASUS GTX580 SLI Exclusive @ Overclock3D

- Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB Super Overclock @ Pureoverclock

- AMD desktop graphics roadmap analysis @ eTeknix

- 6970 guaranteed to beat GTX580, according to sources @ Kitguru

- AMD HD6970 update and performance indicators @ Kitguru

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Qantas unveils "next-generation check-in network"

By Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Nov 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm CST

Qantas has unveiled their next-gen check-in service which involves micro chipped smartcards replacing boarding passes and RFID to track your bags.

Qantas unveils next-generation check-in network | TweakTown.com

The first airports to take advantage of this will be Sydney and Perth - with the latter having live trials since July. Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra will be enabled throughout the first half of 2012.

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Samsung 'flagship' phone running Gingerbread and huge display, entering market in early 2011

By Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Nov 11, 2010 at 08:56 pm CST

Was the Nexus S news not enough for Samsung news today? Nope.

Samsung 'flagship' phone running Gingerbread and huge display, entering market in early 2011 | TweakTown.com

Samsung is set to launch a flagship phone running the new Android Gingerbread OS early next year - February to be exact, which might be officially unveiled at MWC.

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Facebook breaks ground on $450 million data center

By Don Lynn | Business, Financial & Legal | Nov 11, 2010 at 07:19 pm CST

When you've become an internet giant, having just one facility in the works just won't do anymore. While they still haven't finished building their first data center currently under construction in Oregon, Facebook has announced today they will be building a $450 million data center in Rutherford, North Carolina as well.

Facebook breaks ground on $450 million data center | TweakTown.com

That's right, Facebook will be on both coasts. The North Carolina project is expected to take about 18 months to finish once it is started and will employ 35-45 workers. Facebook has even planned for expansion, with the release also noting that "additional construction phases may be possible in the future, depending on business needs." North Carolina is quickly becoming a tech haven for the U.S., with Apple's 1 billion dollar facility almost finished there as well as Google and IBM's data centers already at work.

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Google offers $3.5 million to Staff Engineer to reject Facebook offer

By Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Nov 11, 2010 at 07:11 pm CST

A staff engineer at Google was being wined and dined by Facebook, Google in turn offering him an amazing $3.5 million in restricted stock by Google (which means Google is offering $3.5 million worth of stock at todays pricing, which could very well be worth much more than that in the future).

Google offers $3.5 million to Staff Engineer to reject Facebook offer | TweakTown.com

What did he do?

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Zombie virus infects nearly a million mobile phones in China

By Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Nov 11, 2010 at 07:08 pm CST

As smartphones become more and more prevalent, so do the hackers that try to get into them to swipe your personal info. As many as a million phones in China are reportedly under attack by one of these viruses; which the Shanghai Times has dubbed a "zombie virus."

Zombie virus infects nearly a million mobile phones in China | TweakTown.com

Just like many desktop viruses, this zombie infects the phone by disguising itself as an antivirus and wreaking havoc once the unsuspecting phone user downloads the app. Not only does this make the phone privy to the hacker getting a hold of personal info, but it also cuts loose a ton of spam for money making links and more of the usual junk that could add up to at least $300,000 a day in text message charges to users.

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