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We've got a long holiday weekend ahead of us to enjoy, and we figured that while you're in the shopping mood picking up some charcoal to fire up the grill, we'd give you some extra stuff to add to your list. There are a bunch of sales on gadgets, computers, HDTVs, video games, and more, and we've got a whole list of great tech deals for you to perous after the break. Some things that stand out to us are the 23" HP 231x Ultra-slim monitor for $115, Battlefriend: Bad Company 2 for $5, and the 39" TCL 1080p plasma HDTV for $350. Be sure to check out our Newegg promo code thread as well for even more deals.

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Dell inspiron 14z deal

We're back with our list of the top tech deals of the day, with the highlight being on the 14-inch Dell Inspiron 14z. It's a Core i3 notebook with 4 GB RAM and a 500 GB hard drive that typically sells for $600, but today you can get it for $450 with free shipping. Check out the rest of the deals after the jump!

Click to continue reading Today’s top tech deals: Dell Inspiron 14z, Halo 4, and more


IKEA Uppleva HDTV

IKEA is coming to the rescue of wives everywhere who are fed up with the endless mess of tangled wires in the living room with its Uppleva HDTV. Yes, IKEA is making it's own HDTV, and it's pretty wonderful. First, the tech: 1080p LED display, Wi-Fi-ready, 400Hz, FM radio, DIVX HD, with three USB inputs and four HDMI inputs as well. So, what makes this television so special? It's the fact that the actual display part is just that - a display. All of the goods are built into the surrounding furniture, which is also part of Uppleva. For example, the television also has a Blu-ray player built-in - but it's located beneath the monitor, in the console area. All the wiring is built into the furnite, so it's not visible.

You can add in your own components, of course, and the wiring is handled the same way, allowing everything to be neat and tidy. Also cool? There is a vast array of colors and designs. Uppleva is modular, so you can build it out in any way you see fit. Expect it to launch in the fall for 6,500 Swedish crowns (that's $960 to those of us in the USA.) Wanna get a peek at how it works? Check out the video after the break.

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LG 55

LG is ready to launch its first OLED HDTV in May during the Cannes film festival. The television set, which we first saw at CES, is priced at 9 million Won, or about $7,900, so this is definitely a premium product not meant for the masses. The company originally planned to launch the OLED TV during the London Olympics, but has expedited production in order to be the first one on the market with an OLED set at retail. Upon consumer reactions, LG will either continue its investment in the OLED market, or reexamine its direction. The internal review is said to take place in July.

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iTunes 10.6 1080p

During today's iPad event, Apple announced that the new iPad, new Apple TV, and iTunes would all support 1080p television and movies. The first piece of that puzzle is now available. You can now download iTunes 10.6, which includes 1080p content downloads! While you're at it, be sure to grab iOS 5.1 as well, kay?


1080p Apple TV

At this mornings iPad event, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the new Apple TV. The new Apple TV set-top box can output 1080p video, and what's even cooler is that the iTunes store has been updated as well, and will now offer movies and TV shows in full 1080p high definition. In addition to the video resolution, the new Apple TV also offers a brand new UI that looks very similar to what you find on your iOS devices, making a lot of the features look more like apps. The new Apple TV will be in stores next week, but you can pre-order it from Apple today for $99.


LD HDTV plasma groupon

This week Groupon is featuring a 60-inch 3D 1080P LG plasma HDTV at a significant discount, at just $1,299 with shipping included. The deal is good for the next six days. The retailer behind the sale is the fantastic OneCall, so it's legit. The LG set features a THX-certified display, WI-Fi capability with included adapter, 2D-to-3D coversion, and a motion control remote.

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.

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iPad 3 Retina Display proof

If you were curious if the iPad 3 would ship with a Retina display after all the rumors, well, wonder no more. MacRumors has independently confirmed that the panels that are to be used in the next iPad sport twice the linear resolution as the original iPad and iPad 2, sporting four times as many pixels. The site obtained one of the new panels and put it under a microscope in order to check out the pixel density. The results show that the pixels in the newer display panel are a quarter of the size of the pixels found in previous models.

MacRumors does note that the panels are not directly from Apple, however, they are listed as OEM replacement displays for the iPad 3 and are in mass production. The difficulty in creating 9.7" display panels with a 2048x1536 resolution make this all but obvious that these are for the next iPad.


Hyperspeed HDMI Fan Cave Sweepstakes

As we've been teasing on the Gear Live TwitterFacebook, and Google+ pages (this is why you should be following us on those services!), we are teaming up with Monster and Newegg this week to give away two huge prize packs. In anticipation of the Big Game in Indianapolis, we are co-sponsoring the Newegg Monster HyperSpeed HDMI Fan Cave Sweepstakes this week.  Details on how you can win the Newegg Monster HyperSpeed HDMI Fan Cave (valued at $4,370) and the Monster Big Game Bundle (valued at $1,740) and what's included in each bundle are below. Enter once for a chance to win from January 27th through February 4th.

The HyperSpeed HDMI Fan Cave is a $4,370 value and includes:

  • LG 47" 3D 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV (valued at $1900)
  • 16' Monster M2000 HyperSpeed HDMI cable (valued at $350)
  • Monster Clarity HD Model One speakers (valued at $750)
  • Two Monster iSport In-Ear headphones (valued at $360)
  • Monster HDP 1800 HD Power Center (valued at $350)
  • Monster Flat Screen Articulating Wall Mount (valued at $400)
  • Monster Digital Life PowerNet 300 (valued at $160)
  • Newegg Gift Card (valued at $100)

The Big Game Bundle is a $1,740 value and includes:

  • 8' Monster M2000 HyperSPeed HDMI Cable (valued at $250)
  • Monster Clarity HD Model One speakers (valued at $750)
  • Monster iSport In-Ear headphones (valued at $180)
  • Monster HDP 1800 HD Power Center (valued at $350)
  • Monster Digital Life PowerNet 300 (valued at $160)
  • Newegg Gift Card (valued at $50)

So, how do you enter to win all this good stuff? To enter to win the Newegg Monster HyperSpeed HDMI Fan Cave, head on over to Monster's giveaway page on Newegg. You can enter there once for a change to win. To enter to win the Monster Big Game Bundle, you can enter using our widget below. We've got just one requirement for entry, but we are also offering you guys a bunch of extra ways to score bonus entries. Here's what's required:

Let us know you did that, and grab your bonus entries, using the widget below!

EDIT: We are having trouble with the widget not loading - in the meantime, just head over to this page and enter using the widget at the bottom!


The studio behind the blockbuster Avatar is offering an unprecedented look into digital filmmaking, with downloadable extras that will allow a viewer to watch the motion capture actors or CGI in real time.

Beginning on Dec. 20, customers can now download a total of six hours of extras via Apple's iTunes from Twentieth Century Fox, which include the three different views of the movie, plus a number of other extras that offer a real-time look into how the movie was made.

The Avatar iTunes Extras Special Edition will cost $19.99 for a high-definition version, and $14.99 for the standard version; both include the movie as well as the extras. Apple will begin accepting preorders at 11 AM PT, a Fox spokeswoman said.

Fox's motivation is to encourage consumers to get into "digital collecting" of digital movies, explained Aubrey Freeborn, senior vice president of marketing and product management for PPV, VOD and EST for Twentieth-Century Fox. The extras will be released to the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia on Dec. 20. Avatar is the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time.

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