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Trendnet Hub + GB Ethernet


Acer is Winning #ChromebookWar


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ROCCAT Power-Grid
App Pick - ROCCAT Power-Grid

Super Duper

Are you getting tired of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? There is a new social media app for android and iOS that might be up your alley and it is called Super. It is where you take a photo and add a caption that you try to make as witty as you can. It may not be the biggest thing on earth but it is worth a peek anyway and is created by Jelly Industries, the co-founder of Twitter.

Jelly Industries has launched another application. It’s called Super and it’s fun. We had fun building it, we have fun using it, and we hope you will have fun using it too. Super is available today for iOS and Android. I’ve decided not to come up with some slick and pithy marketing description for Super. I’m also not going to proclaim that it’s the most innovative thing ever or that it’s going to save the world. It’s not, it’s just fun.

Source: Medium

A Bit of an Auction

For those in the States you will be intrigued to know that there is a second series of auctions to sell seized Bitcoin from the Silk Road, an online criminal bazaar. This second auction is selling 50,000 Bitcoin belonging to the mastermind behind the bazaar, Dread Pirate Roberts. This part of the auction will be taking place on the 4th of December for over six hours. You must pre-register for the auction by the 1st to get your chance at picking up some of this coin.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service on Monday announced a second series of auctions to sell off thousands of bitcoins related to the seizure of the online criminal bazaar known as the Silk Road. The first auction, which took place in June, sold off bitcoins belonging to Silk Road, while the new auction will sell those belonging to the site’s mastermind, Ross Ulbricht, better known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."

Source: Gigaom

WTU Episode #289 - Microsoft Gets Mobile - Windows 10 for Lumia

We have just posted up Episode #289 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing the fact that Microsoft might just be starting to understand mobile by offering Windows Phone 10 for Lumia devices. We also talk about the "outernet" and how it will change the future. With Thanksgiving coming in the USA, we also talk Turkey - Tech Turkeys. We have those stories and more and the links below!

 

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Android App Pick - QuickPic

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are playing around with Android 5.0 Lollipop and giving a new Gallery App a go. QuickPic is a fantastic gallery replacement for your current stock gallery and if you've upgraded to Android L, you'll want to get this installed right away. It's fast, fantastic and free! Check it out and you'll easily see why it's our App Pick of the Week!

QuickPic

Enjoy!

Genius Gila MMO/RTS Mouse Review

We have just posted up our review of the Genius Gila MMO/RTS Professional Gaming Mouse. There are a lot of mice that claim to be "Professional" grade, but if they can't stand up to the actual punishment of long hours of gaming, they suck. The Genius Gila doesn't suck and we've been putting this mouse through torture and it still is awesome. Take a look at our review for all the details.

Three months of mercilessly pounding this mouse with ARMA 3 has definitely put the Gila to the test. It relies heavily on multiple mouse functions with keyboard modifiers and the Gila doesn’t even bat an eye... It is a great mouse and I would recommend it to anyone enjoys having a lot of functionality right at their fingertips.

Gila Mouse

Surface 2 for $200

If you live in the USA and are wanting to pick up a Surface 2 RT tablet, there is absolutely no better time than now. Right now on Microsoft's eBay store, you can pick up a 32GB Surface 2 with Windows 8.1 RT for a mere $200. It comes with free shipping in the USA and while is a refurbished unit, is up to the same quality standards and condition of a new one. Go shopping and beat some of the Black Friday rush.

At less than 1.5 pounds and just 8.9 mm thick, Surface 2 lets you carry less while you do more. It runs Windows RT 8.1 and comes preinstalled with Microsoft Office 2013 RT, so you get Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote—right out of the box. Surface 2 ups the ante with a more powerful, always-on processor, so it's ready to go when you need it. With an up to 10-hour battery that keeps you charged through the day, Surface 2 is powerful, yet ultra-thin and lightweight.

Source: eBay

Another Reason to Hate Ubisoft

If you are a big fan of Ubisoft - or if you hate them, here's something to think about next time you go buy one of their titles. According to a writer that works at Ubisoft and has been working on Far Cry 4 - gamers are terrorists. He says that there are some controversial things in the new game that you may not like, but he doesn't care if gamers like it or not "because you don't negotiate with terrorists". He's not talking about the content of the game here, he's stating that gamers are terrorists and he won't change the game if you don't like it. 

This comes in the shadow that still haunts Mass Effect 3 where people hated the ending so much and after many complaints, free DLC was given with a different ending that closed the story much better. Ubisoft will NOT being doing that. They won't let us gaming terrorists ruin their ideas. Yeah, I play games, I have an opinion - and I'm a terrorist. Thanks Ubisoft. I won't argue with your game stories because I won't be playing them.

Source: Twitter @cjkershner

Chromebooks for Schools? New York Says Yes!

I think Google's Chromebooks are in trouble in the long-run as Microsoft is really starting to push their super-low-cost laptops, but that hasn't bothered New York and they just approved the use of Chromebooks in their schools. This is a huge win for Google (and Chromebook manufacturers) as this space was formerly used by Apple and Microsoft. That being said, with the competition dropping their prices, I still think Chrome will not live a long and happy life.

Over the last year, we saw more and more schools using Google Apps for Education. After evaluating it centrally we decided to add Google Apps to our list of approved and supported tools for NYC schools this year. A number of factors drove this decision. First, a number of schools were already using Google Apps for Education. Second, since Google Apps doesn’t require special technical skills, schools were able to customize the tools to meet their specific needs.

Source: Google

Ken Block Can Really Drive

This is probably the most insane car video you'll see today. This Ken Block guy can drive! The 4x4 mustang is pretty sweet too.

Skype Gets Better?

Have you ever wished that you could keep up with your Skype contacts without actually downloading the whole client? Well we have good news for you, now you can access this great service over the web! It is nice to see since if you ever need to use this service on someone elses computer you won’t have to download such a big file to it.

To use Skype for Web, users simply sign in on Skype.com. From there, they can connect and start instant messaging directly from their browser. Voice or video calls will require a small plug-in. Now in beta, the service works with Internet Explorer, Chrome on Windows, Firefox and Safari, but it initially will be available only to a small number of users. It will be rolled out worldwide in the coming months, Watson said.

Source: TechNewsWorld

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