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Onkyo's DX > Kohjinsha's DZ Notebooks

posted Friday Dec 11, 2009 by Jon Wurm

Onkyo's DX  > Kohjinsha's DZ Notebooks

In our never ending quest to keep you plugged in we have more good news about those nifty dual screen netbooks like the DZ series that Kohjinsha brought to the table for this holiday season. Competition being what it is Onkyo has released a DX series that one ups Kohjinsha's in almost every way and not just because X is before Z but they win in that category too.

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NBC Buyout?

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

NBC Buyout?

Custody of NBC Universal may shift very soon, and that makes us very uneasy. At this time, 80 percent of the company is owned by GE, which is worth about $30 billion. When this deal goes through Comcast will own 51 percent of NBCU, and GE will only own 49 percent. A cable company owning a TV station? Not a good idea.

According to a close source, the deal is complete as soon as they cross the "t's" and dot the "i's." This is expected to be complete by Thursday morning, but may not be finalized for more than a year. It may take this long as they wait to be approved by the FCC, but this does not seem to be a big concern.

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Another Death in the Microsoft Family?

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Another Death in the Microsoft Family?

First the red ring of death, now the black screen of death, Microsoft's products are slacking a bit. We wouldn't expect this with the recent release of Windows 7 right? Well, we expected wrong.

While trying to log in, users are unable to do so, getting stuck on a plain black screen. When this happens, users say they are unable to do anything, the system completely locks up. What's puzzling is the fact that some have claimed that they have gotten an additional My Computer window, but that's as far as it goes.

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Acer First to Launch Chrome OS-Based Netbook

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Acer First to Launch Chrome OS-Based Netbook

We here at the show all know how amazing Google Chrome really is. Well, looks like someone else agrees...kind of. Since the middle of this year, Acer has been working on a netbook that runs on Chrome OS.

The company boasts being the first first-tier retailer to launch a Google Android-based netbook, although it was not as popular as anticipated. Acer justs loves coming in first. Chairman JT Wang implied his complete confidence in this netbook being the first Chrome-based netbook.

Acer is very excited to announce that it is expected to hit by the second half of 2010. Looks like Google Chrome is finally getting some recognition. We just worry about how well the OS is going to perform.

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Black Friday Looked Good for Gaming

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Black Friday Looked Good for Gaming

Thanksgiving week is always the busiest shopping week of the year, but Santa was extra good to Microsoft this year, doubling the number of Xbox 360's sold in a single week. I guess they don't make amazing gaming systems at the North Pole.

Aaron Greenberg, Xbox 360 product management director, would not release the number of consoles sold, but Microsoft is expected to provide this information within a few weeks. We do know that up until October last year, about 70,000 were purchased per week.

Sony didn't do too bad either selling over 440,000 PS3s in a week alone. With the reduction in price and more appealing look, Sony stated that the "demand for the PS3 is at an all time high." Nintendo also made out pretty well, with about 500,000 Wii consoles and over 1 million DS and DSi handhelds purchased on Black Friday.

With sales at an all time high, looks like children are gonna be excited when they wake up on Christmas this year.

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Direct2Drive Has 24 Days of Christmas!

posted Sunday Dec 6, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Direct2Drive Has 24 Days of Christmas!

While Steam may have a stranglehold on some games, preventing them from moving to third party gaming distributors, it seems like our good friends at Direct2Drive have found an alternative way to bring you holiday joy this season. So dry those dismal tears for having to deal with Steam on Modern Warfare 2, and get yourself geared up for D2D's 24 days of Christmas sale! But they are welcoming anyone who wants to add to their gaming collection for this great event!

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