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We know that the gadget habit can get expensive fairly quickly - trust us, we know. This is why we like sites like Dealighted. We just found out about this site, which is a tool that aggregates and arranges deals from all over the Internet in one place. They get about 650 or so new deals posted per day, and they actively monitor sites like Slickdeals, Fatwallet, and Anandtech, and identifies the most popular deals on those sites as well.
Our eBay pick of the week has to be an Anna Nicole signed, original self-portrait. The description states that the painting was done by the model between 2002 and 2003 and features her signature. The ongoing auction will close April 15. Its posting states, “This is a rare opportunity to own something so personal from Anna Nicole Smith!” The seller is hoping to make $1,700,000.00 out of the sale. Considering that the image portrayed could be almost anyone and isn’t even a blonde, we were not surprised that there are no bids as yet.
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For those of you out there who would rather stick to your current computer setup rather than upgrading to something more recent (like, say, Windows Vista), you may want to check out T-SAN Electronics for future reference. Based in Southern California, the company is an Electronic Component Distributor that stocks an extensive inventory of semiconductors, integrated circuits, batteries, and the like - even if they are otherwise hard to find or obsolete. As they put it in their message to us, “If you need a diode for a 1997 ASUS motherboard, we got it.”
If you’ve been following along with our Holiday Gift Guide 2006, you’re probably looking to pick up something unique and fun for someone you love or merely tolerate. Fantastic. But if you’re not looking to spend quite $100+ on them, because, perhaps they haven’t earned that much friend equity and hey, you’ve got a Wii to buy yourself, well, that’s just fine. The interweb is plush with amazing niche shops, terrific web stores that have all sorts of amazing and fun gadgets, toys and fun things for your desk. And with just two weeks left, it’s best to get cracking right now.
Our five favorite places to shop for cool people for under $30? Let’s see:
1) Wishingfish.com: With great desk toppers like Swiss Aromatherapy Pens and animal-shaped rubber bands, this diverse site has all sorts of goodies ripe for the taking. Pick them up a Smores Maker and they’ll be roasting marshmallows inside at what’s sure to be a very awkward, but soon tasty staff meeting in no time!
Alright guys, our favorite tech clothing line has hooked us up with another holiday coupon code for your money-spending ways. If you are looking for something unique, head on over to SCOTTeVEST and pick up any of their Technology Enabled Clothing. If you fill your shopping cart with $150 or more in gear, feel free to use coupon code GEARLIVE to save 20% on your order. Even better, if you want a bonus, order by December 7, and shipping is free on your order as well. Can’t beat that. Of course, if you find out about this after the 7th, take solace in the face that the coupon code itself is good through the end of the year.
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Both AMD and Intel announced price cuts earlier this week on both notebook and desktop processors, more than likely to clear room for new products in their respective lines. Here is a look at some of the price drops:
- The TL-60, a dual-core 2GHz Turion notebook chip, dropped 26 percent, from $354 to $263.
- The TL-56, which is a similar chip that runs at 1.8GHz, dropped from $263 to $220.
- The TL-52, which runs at 1.6GHz, goes from $220 to $184.
- On the desktop side of things, the Athlon 64 FX-62, a 2.8GHz monster chip for gamers, declined from $827 to $713.
On the Intel side of things:
- The Celeron D 360 for desktops went from $84 to $69, an 18 percent decline.
- The Celeron 326,that being the absolute bottom line chip from Intel, went from $39 to $34.
Be on the lookout for new chip releases from both companies soon.
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Linspire Inc., developer of the commercial desktop Linux operating system and Freespire (their free community ops system), announced that as of today its CNR (Click ‘N Run) service will be free. Yes, we said free.
Until now the service has only been available through annual subscriptions, with prices ranging from $20 - $50. With the new free service, Linspire and Freespire users can install, update, and manage thousands of open-source software programs, which is equal to the basic $20 plan.
“For nearly five years, thousands of CNR users have paid annual subscription fees for the CNR Service,” said Kevin Carmony, CEO of Linspire. “We’re thrilled to now be in a position to offer this excellent service to desktop Linux users absolutely free.”
If you are an existing user, you must register to create your new free account. If you have purchased the basic CNR service within the past 60 days, you will automatically be upgraded to CNR Gold (which allows you to purchase commercial software at reduced rates).
Linspire also announced plans for a new, open-sourced version of its CNR client as part of Freespire 1.1 to be released later this year, also at no charge. This might be just the excuse you need to jump on the ol’ Linux bandwagon.
With everything from Blackberrys to PDAs to Cellphones, is it any wonder why a desk can get cluttered with all the mobile gadgets one needs to stay wired to the office throughout the day? Not to mention the power plug issues that come with trying to charge up more than two of said gadgets simultaneously?
ThinkGeek has the answer with The PowerStation Cable Organizer, which promises to clean up all that clutter and charge up your gear lickety split. The PowerStation comes with the capability to charge up to three devices, using its inner power strip, and also comes with an extra short AC cord to accommodate oversized adapters. It’s adjustable rubber dividers lock any mobile gadget in place, and cable ties are included for tidy internal cable management.
At $19.99, it’s a slam dunk of a deal.
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Some folks over at the CheapAssGamer forums are letting the world know that they have been able to find Nintendo DS Lite units on store shelves at Wal-Mart and Target stores. The DS Lite is still scheduled to launch on June 11, and you can expect GameStop and EBGames to honor that date - however, larger stores like Target often miss those minor details when they get their shipments. Now is the time to head over to your local major retailer if you want to try and grab an early DS Lite. If you find one, let us know where in the comments.
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