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Welcome back for yet another installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook, a Dell XPS 8700 Core i7-4790 based desktop system (which includes a 32” HDTV), a Samsung UN40J6200AFXZA 40" LED LCD HDTV, and a whole lot more. Full details for all of the deals are available below. For more electronics deals, visit the TechBargains site. FeatureLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Intel i5 BROADWELL 14in 1080p Ultrabook for $814.72 + Free shipping (normally $1,209.00 - use coupon code: SAV15THINKPAD). LaptopsLenovo Y40-80 Core i7-5500 Broadwell 14in 1080p Laptop w/ 4GB GPU, 512GB SSD for $799.00 + Free shipping... Read more...
Huawei wowed us all when it unveiled its Android Wear-based smartwatch earlier this year. The gorgeous device features a fully round (400x400) display, cold-forged stainless steel housing, and a number of bands that are available in leather and metal. The Huawei Watch also includes a heart rate sensor and a sapphire crystal watch face to ward off scratches and dings. Today is your chance to win a Huawei watch, and all you have to do is visit the HotHardware Shop in order to enter our contest.ONE Step to Win: Submit your email address and click ENTER NOW (Make sure it’s valid as this is where we’ll contact the winner) Increase Your Odds with More Entries! After entering your email address above,... Read more...
Welcome back for another installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Dell Inspiron 3000-series Core i7-4790-based desktop system, which included a free 32” TV, a Lenovo Y40-80 14" gaming laptop, a Linksys RE2000 WiFi Wireless Dual-Band Range Extender, and a whole lot more. Full details for all of the deals, along with links and pricing, are available below. For more electronics deals, visit the TechBargains site.Feature Dell Inspiron 3000-series Core i7-4790 Quad-core Desktop w/ 16GB RAM, 32" Samsung LED TV for $799.00 + Free shipping (normally $1,269.97). Desktops & LaptopsLenovo Y40-80 14" Core i7 1080p Gaming Laptop w/... Read more...
Are the consolidating years behind us when it comes to U.S. wireless carriers? Perhaps not. According to CNBC and The Wall Street Journal, Sprint -- America's third largest wireless company -- was considering a major deal that would have it paying $8 billion to acquire MetroPCS. MetroPCS may not be a huge name like AT&T or Verizon, but it's still a solid minority in the wireless world, and it puts a major dent in Sprint's prepaid subscriber count. A load of MVNOs use Sprint's network for their services, so picking up MetroPCS would've made them a really strong player in that market. According to the reports, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was all for it, okaying the deal. But reportedly, Sprint's board... Read more...
We've recently teamed up with the folks from LogicBuy in order to bring you hand-picked deals on top brand name products from trusted sources. Today's deal is another offering from Dell, just in time for back to school, or work maybe.  The Dell XPS 15 is a 15.6-inch Windows 7 machine with a 2nd gen Core i7 quad-core (Sandy Bridge) CPU, 1080p display, 6GB of RAM and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M mobile graphics GPU, for $999 after the coupon code.  You can also get into a dual core Core i5 build of the machine for as little as $644.99.  Other configs are available as well, so be sure to poke around at options. A 640GB hard drive, USB 3.0 and all the trimmings; get 'em while... Read more...
A few weeks back, we took a look at the Asus PA246Q ProArt 24-Inch LCD Monitor and came away thoroughly impressed. In our conclusion we said, “To say that this is a better display than your average, or even above average TN panel is like saying Ray Allen has an above average jump shot. The truth is the PA246Q is worlds apart from most TN monitors in every way. The PA246Q produces accurate colors, it's bright and crisp without washing out your photos, and it excels at both the dark and light end of the spectrum.” If you’ve been itching for a high-end monitor like the PA246Q ProArt, but were waiting for just the right time to pull the trigger, today may be the day. Newegg has... Read more...
Netflix just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and better and better. Cable TV isn't going anywhere soon, but when it does, it will have Netflix to thank for pushing it out of the way. Netflix, and NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution today announced an expanded license agreement through which Netflix members can instantly watch a selection of broadcast series from the NBC television network and – for the first time on Netflix – content from some of NBC Universal's popular cable channels. The deal includes prior season episodes from NBC, USA, Syfy and Saturday Night Live re-runs, and the new content will be available for viewing starting next week. The exact details of what's... Read more...
We knew earlier that Microsoft and Yahoo! were talking again, and now reports indicate that a deal is all but done. On the other hand, the companies have been oh-so-close to a deal before, and until the pen is placed to the paper, the deal can still fall apart. The deal would be what has been hinted at for months: a search advertising deal, and not the full-blown acquisition of Yahoo! that was proposed by Microsoft in early 2008, and quickly rejected by Yahoo! Both Bloomberg and Boomtown cite unnamed sources familiar with the negotiations that state pretty much what has been tossed around since the initial deal was rejected: Microsoft buys out Yahoo!'s search advertising business and guarantees... Read more...
About 10 years ago, in mid-November 1998, Valve Software released the first installment of one of the greatest and most enduring gaming franchises in history; Half-Life. The original Half-Life won Game of the Year awards in over 50 publications and set the bar for story-driven first-person shooter for years. It was also quite the technological achievement for the heady days of the late nineties, creating one of the most realistic and immersive environments of the period. The game's modding community also launched some of the most memorable multiplayer frag fests of all time, such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress, all of which are still enjoyed by thousands of gamers daily. It can also lay... Read more...
Late Friday Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest wireless carrier, signed an agreement to become the sole distributor of the iPhone in Taiwan. While this in and of itself is great for Apple, which continues to want to expand its iPhone 3G presence across the globe, the more interesting question is: will this mean a possible iPhone expansion to China soon? In a brief emailed press release, Chunghwa Telecom said that it "has signed a contract with Apple, and will provide third- generation iPhone services in Taiwan before the end of the year." The company said that it will be part of Phase Three of Apple's global iPhone 3G rollout; Phase Two was in late August and included 21 new countries to the... Read more...
Cuil, the alternative search engine, has been out for a day now, and the general consensus is that it measures up somewhere between not-very-good and epic fail. But it's hard to recall any sort of Public Relations campaign that worked out as well as the feeding frenzy we saw in the media for what turned out to be a 404 page for a good portion of the rollout date. How on earth did Cuil manage to get everybody interested in their product launch? It's simple: the founders simply said they used to work at Google, and it offered them instant credibility to everybody the media. So the lesson that Cuil teaches us is: Google is king. The big claims of Cuil were expounded on in the official PR. The title... Read more...
Earlier we reported a court decision that handed over all YouTube user data to Viacom. As we know Viacom and YouTube are enmeshed in a lawsuit over copyrighted material uploaded to YouTube. The information was to assist Viacom in its case, but it was unclear why they needed user data to prove the amount of copyrighted material uploaded or viewed.It seems (perhaps?) common sense prevailed, or maybe it was The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) chiming in (thank you), indicating that this was a clear violation of the federal Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA).Either way, Viacom and YouTube have come to an agreement. On Monday, in a blog post, YouTube said: We are pleased to report that Viacom,... Read more...
It seems that the old saying, "truth is stranger than fiction", rings true yet again but depending on your perspective, Yahoo might actually be on to something.  The recent offering from the Microsoft-Carl Icahn Dynamic Duo, that came in over the weekend, was tied up with less than a 24hr deadline ultimatum that was firmly underscored with a no-compromises tonality.  In the deal, Microsoft was throwing cash around like only Microsoft can, with not only an equity investment of $3.9 billion but also a preferred debt purse of $2.8 billion as well.  But wait, behind door number 3 was a cool $2.3 billion in guaranteed annual revenue for search advertising for the next five... Read more...
Yes, T-Mobile has sued Starbucks, and it's over wi-fi, but it's not over the fact that Starbucks is dropping T-Mobile in favor of AT&T. It's over their new "free wi-fi" plan that was just unveiled this week.In the lawsuit, filed late on Thursday in New York state court, T-Mobile alleges that AT&T and Starbucks Corp are not living up to an agreement the three companies reached over how Starbucks should transfer from its T-Mobile partnership to a new partnership with AT&T announced earlier this year.T-Mobile is seeking unspecified damages against Starbucks for breach of its contract and unfair competition.According to a transition agreement reached in February, T-Mobile was given the... Read more...
After Microsoft walked away from the table it seemed that a deal between the Redmond giant and Yahoo was not in the cards.  Such an impression might not be 100% accurate:Microsoft Corp said on Sunday it has reached out to Yahoo Inc about an alternative deal that would not involve a full acquisition, in a move that could save the web pioneer from fighting a proxy battle with financier Carl Icahn.Microsoft said it was not proposing to make a new bid to buy all of Yahoo "but reserves the right to reconsider that alternative" depending on discussions with Yahoo, shareholders of Yahoo or Microsoft, or other third parties.Considering how poorly the first buyout went, and the ensuing public recriminations... Read more...
Apple recently came to an agreement with a group of film studios including the 6 largest that would enable the Cupertino firm to release movies via iTunes the same day that they are available on DVD.   The problem is that Apple might actually be taking a loss on them for the short term:“Apple said that starting this week, iTunes customers will be able to purchase newly released movies for $14.99, while most catalog titles are $9.99.The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is paying the studios nearly $16 for each sale, but a source close to the negotiations told CNET News.com that Apple is paying closer to $15.50 than it is $16.”It’s not unheard of for companies to take a loss on new products,... Read more...
Fist it was: Psystar who? Followed by: Psystar wherefore art thou? Then nipping on those heels came: okay, I see it, but I don't believe it. Now the latest installment in the Psystar soap opera has us eating crow, because Engadget actually has a preliminary hands-on review of a Psystar Open Computer, including video and benchmarks."As far as benchmarks, it doesn't exactly blow Apple's gear away, but it definitely holds its own -- and the GeForce card just destroys the integrated graphics in the MacBook / Mac mini."It works, but it's not perfect. Apparently the system fans stay on all the time and they are loud. Plus every fifteen minutes they had to manually reset the DHCP lease.At the end of... Read more...
Considering that News Corp. owns both MySpace and The New York Post, this is probably pretty reliable info.MySpace's plan to launch a digital-music joint venture with the major record companies is picking up steam, as the social networking giant nears deals with Sony BMG and Warner Music Group, multiple sources familiar with the situation told The Post.The agreements could be signed as soon as this week. The service is expected to launch later this year. BTW, since Universal Music and MySpace have an ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit, don't expect a deal to be signed between those two anytime soon.... Read more...
If nothing else, it appears that the contentious divorce between Paul McCartney and Heather Mills has led to one good result - well, not for either of them, but for music fans. McCartney has authorized the release of the Beatles' back catalog on iTunes in a deal that is valued at $400 million.The deal has been much delayed. But industry insiders say that by the end of the year fans using iTunes will be able to buy songs from albums such as Help! and Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.Although the Beatles last recorded together almost 40 years ago, the deal will provide huge rewards - estimated at £200million - to Sir Paul, Ringo Starr and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison.... Read more...
iTunes, Wal-Mart, and Amazon's "Amazon MP3" service sell DRM-free music downloads, but so far only from EMI (along with a "test" by Universal Music Group). Today Amazon.com announced it has beaten Apple (!) to the punch; it's signed a deal with Warner Music Group to sell MP3 downloads, giving customers the choice of more than 2.9 Million songs on Amazon MP3."Our customers are delighted with our DRM-free MP3 service. We have received thousands of emails from our customers since our September launch thanking us for offering the biggest selection of high-quality MP3 audio downloads which play on virtually any music device they own today or will own in the future," said Bill Carr, Amazon.com Vice... Read more...
Apple has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox to offer an on-demand video rental service through their iTunes interface.  Perhaps as interesting as that tidbit, Apple is also offering their Digital Rights Management system to Fox for their DVD releases.Apart from letting people rent online, Apple will also for the first time extend its FairPlay digital rights management system beyond its own products.A digital file protected by FairPlay will be included in new Fox DVD releases, enabling film content to be transferred or “ripped” from the disc to a computer and video iPod. DVD content can already be moved to an iPod but this requires special software and is considered piracy by some studios.So... Read more...
It's free download week! Following moves by NBC and ABC, it seems Fox is following the trend -- but not really. The freebies will be a set of season premieres, and will only be for the next two weeks.The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that Fox and Apple have reached an agreement to offer free downloads of the shows Fox is trying to promote this sweeps season: that is, the ones people aren't watching as much as they'd like. No Simpsons or Family Guy clips are among the five shows currently available for free on the iTunes Store. But episodes of shows sure to be forgotten in the sands of time, like Back To You, Til' Death and K-Ville, are currently available for free at the iTunes Store.Interesting... Read more...
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