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Linus Torvald Disses NVidia For Not Supporting Linux

Linus Torvald, the man behind the Linux Kernel, expressed his frustration and anger with NVIDIA at an interview in Finland. Watch the video in which he says is “the worst trouble spot” that he ever had to work with, before giving the finger to the camera. [00:49 video in the full post]

Essentially, Linus Torvald is unhappy about the fact that NVIDIA does not support or does not provide drivers for Linux.

Free 3D VOD From Samsung Reaches India

Samsung’s 3D Video On Demand service is now available for Indian consumers. The VOD service is already available in South Korea and will allow users to watch 3D video content on their 3DTVs without any additional fees.

Users will only need a couple things to get started. First, they have to download the Explore 3D app from the Samsung TV apps store. The second thing is, obviously, having a 3DTV. Those two things will allow users to enjoy hot content such as movie trailers, music videos, documentaries, you name it!

Google+ Hitting The 20M Mark!

There seems to be no stopping Google+, it is expanding righteously like a beast unleashed in social. A short while ago they were celebrating 10 million users and now it’s about to hit 20M mark in few days, stunning!

Google+ is going to achieve the milestone within three weeks after its launch.

By Monday, the site hit 18m users and it was growing at 750,000 per day! Although the rate of growth has slowed down a bit since last week, when a million people joined each day.

Google+ App For Iphone

Shortly after the launch of Google+, Google has released Google+ App For iphone which is creating huge Buzz across the social circles. Especially after both critics and users panned Google’s recent social networking project Google buzz, Google+ was expected to regain much of the market lost by Google.

This latest Google+ app for iPhone is pretty cool and has reached the top charts in no time. It’s available on iTunes for free download and has become the fastest and the most amply downloaded app within a short period of time.

Online Shopping Glitch Lets Customers Shop For Free

Online shoppers in New Zealand were stocking up on incredible electronic bargains after a glitch on the Dick Smith website let users purchase items at no cost.

Dick Smith were forced to temporarily take down their New Zealand homepage after online shoppers were able to purchase goods, prompted to pay nothing but the cost of postage and handling. Only the New Zealand website was affected, and shoppers using the Australian site were able to continue shopping as usual, albeit without the super-sale prices.

Sprint Offering $175 If You Switch Over

Sprint is now offering customers from AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon, $175 of store-credit to *business users who switch over to Sprint service and buy any Sprint phone. The credit was designed to “give customers a chance to try Sprint without having to worry about fees or charges for terminating their contracts with current carriers.”

This makes a lot of sense since most termination fees are close to $200 with wireless providers. This is also the perfect opportunity to those upset with either T-Mobile or AT&T. The $175 is given to those looking to buy a smartphone and a $50 credit is given to those looking to buy a low-end feature phone. Individual users will only get a $125 credit towards the purchase of a smartphone.

Hot Deal: 24″ Acer Flatscreen For $159

Looking for a new screen? Check out Newegg’s deal for a massive 24″ Acer 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor. The gargantuan monitor has a brightness rating of 300 cd/m2, displays 16.7 million colors, and has a recommended resolution of 1920 x 1080. It’s an Energy Star model so you can rest easy knowing that the monitor only consumes 30 watts of electricity while on, 1.2 watts when sleeping and less than a watt when it is off. Acer’s G245HBd comes only in black but comes with a 3 year parts and labor warranty.

Cool New iOS Apps For Free

The new Apple app, VoxOx is the perfect Voice Over Internet phone app that combines VoIP and traditional calling to let users have more options for calls and texts. This app is of course more affordable than a traditional phone plan, which is its main selling point. It includes features like the ability to send and receive SMS text messages (free), email copies of transcripts, create additional phone numbers and even change caller ID.

Ubuntu’s Natty Narwhal Released!

Every six months, Ubuntu releases the next generation of their popular Linux distribution. Today marks the six month event of Ubuntu’s last release, with the new 11.04 version, dubbed Natty Narwhal. While the name sounds a bit goofy, consumers will be happy that this free operating system is packed with thousands of package updates. First of the many updates, and probably the first thing you’ll notice when you boot up the computer is that you’ll be taken to the Unity desktop, by default.

T-Mobile Offers Free Calling Through Facebook!

T-Mobile USA has announced that they will be offering free phone calls on computers between Facebook friends. The latest announcement came after the release of a series of add-ons for popular web browsers. Once the add-on is installed, a phone icon appears beside each name in the Facebook chat section. By clicking the icon, a call is then placed through the user’s Internet connection. Although only the caller needs the software for the call to register, both individuals must be on Facebook at the same time, and of course have microphones and speakers.

The software add-ons are currently called Bobsled by T-mobile and the company plans to use the brand for different Internet-calling features. T-Mobile hopes to use the feature for phone apps so they can make free calls to those that matter most.