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Redesigned blue stripe $100 bill enters circulation on October 8th

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Misc. Tech

New blue $100 bill

The newly redesigned $100 bill is set to go into circulation in the US on October 8th, 2013, according to the Federal Reserve Board. The new bill note was first shown off back in 2010, with the design being focused on making the Benjamins more difficult to counterfeit, including a new blue 3D security ribbon and a Liberty Bell that disappears depending on how you hold the note. The new $100 bill was originally slated to go into circulation back in February 2011, but the 2 year and 8 month delay is due to an "unexpected production delay."

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Osama bin Laden’s compound added to Google Maps (Updated)

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, Internet

Osama bin Laden compound

Update: We've updated the image.

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed by US forces, Google has updated Google Maps to show the location of bin Laden's compound. Above, you can see how it looks with satellite view turned on. Just search for "Osama bin Laden Compound" in Google Maps to get a look yourself.

[Thanks, Jason!]


Obama campaign using SMS to announce VP running mate

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones

Barack Obama SMS

Whether you like him or you don’t, you have got to hand it to Barack Obama and the things his campaign is doing to reach potential voters and get them engaged. Case in point, his using SMS as a marketing tool. You see, Obama is set to announce his running mate between now and the Democratic Convention. That’s a given. However, instead of just leaving it at that, he is inviting his supporters (or, really, anyone) to sign up so that they can get an email and/or SMS the moment that the announcement is made. From the site:

Barack is about to choose a running mate, and he wants you to know first. You have helped build this movement from the bottom up, and Barack wants you to be part of this important moment.

Sign up today and we’ll send you an email announcing Barack’s running mate.

You can also text VP to 62262 to receive a text message on your mobile phone.

How’s that for using today’s technology to reach out? Meanwhile, McCain is still trying to grasp just what the Internet is.

Read More | Obama VP SMS Sign up

Xbox 360 HD DVD Player To Retail At $200 In USA

HD DVD Xbox 360Microsoft has finally announced pricing for their HD DVD Player add-on for the Xbox 360 in North America, making it know that the unit will sell for $199.99 USD.  While no date has been set, Microsoft did give us a few extra notes - the HD DVD Player will included the HD DVD version of King Kong, along with the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote control. With the next Xbox 360 dashboard update comes the ability to output the signal in 1080p, allowing Full HD compatibility.

While not super-cheap, getting and HD DVD Player for $200 can’t be seen as anything other than a bargain, as the cheapest standalone unit runs for $500 USD - and that one can’t even play Xbox 360 games.

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Xbox 360 HD DVD Player $200 In North America

HD DVD Xbox 360Microsoft has finally announced pricing for their HD DVD Player add-on for the Xbox 360 in North America.  While no date has been set, the device will sell for $199.99 USD, and will included the HD DVD version of King Kong along with the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote control. For those not in the know, the HD DVD Player allows you to view HD DVD movies, delivering six times the resolution of a standard DVD. With the next Xbox 360 dashboard update comes the ability to output the signal in 1080p (same goes for games, which will be upconverted.)

While not super-cheap, getting and HD DVD Player for $200 can’t be seen as anything other than a bargain, as the cheapest standalone unit runs for $500 USD - and that one can’t even play Xbox 360 games.


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