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Nexus Tech Introduces SM-800 Silent Mouse

By: Trak Lord | More News: Laptops | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 4:47 pm

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Have you or any of your over-caffeinated stress-riddled office coworkers developed an unnerving twitch due to sitting at your desk all day, harried by the incessant ambient clicking of mouses (do we say "mice" when pluralizing the device? anyone?)?

 

Well Nexus Technology has the product for you! They introduce today their SM-800 ("SM" presumably standing for "Silent Mouse"- that kind of simplicity is very comforting in an age where every tech product has a name that sounds like something that belongs in space), with patented "Switch" technology. The latter is what gives the SM series its stress-relieving silence:

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Download of the Day: CCleaner 3.05.1409

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 10:46 am

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.05.1409.

 

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

 

Cleans the following:

 

• Internet Explorer

• Firefox

• Google Chrome

• Opera

• Safari

• Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.

• Registry cleaner

• Third-party applications

• 100% Spyware FREE

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 3.05.1409

 

- Additional fix for Steam caching issues.

 

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Deal of the Day: Fantom GF3B2000U32 G-Force3 2TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive for $89.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 9:26 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Fantom GF3B2000U32 G-Force3 2TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive for $89.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: $89.99 with FREE shipping after $10 rebate (expiring 4/10/11) gets you this 2TB Fantom Drives Gforce 3 external hard drive with USB 3.0 connection (backwards compatible with USB 2.0).

 

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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 8:21 am

The latest happenings from around the web - April 5th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- Lenovo IdeaPad U260: A Stylish Ultralight Notebook @ Hot Hardware

- iBUYPOWER Chimera 901 Evaluation @ BCCHardware

 

Motherboard

 

- MSI 890FXA-GD65 AMD 890FX Motherboard @ ThinkComputers

- ECS H61H2-A Motherboard @ tbreak

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Asus GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Series Graphics Card @ OverclockersHQ

- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti @ Pro-Clockers

- Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Toxic Video Card @ Legit Reviews

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Ball Pit for iPhone 4: When Asteroids & Childhood Combine

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 5:49 am

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Remember ASteroids? Like, for Atari? How quickly things would devolve once you had blasted a few of the big ones and you were spinning wildly out of control? Imagine that in 3D environment, but with giant bouncing bright-hued balls reminiscent of grade school gym class. That's Terry Weissman's Ball Pit, available now, for free, for iPhone 4.

 

So 3D Asteroids for iPhone you say? "Eh", you say? This is not a platform game- you can actually move within the environment by moving in real life. If you take a few steps back, you'll move backwards in real time within the game. You're in a giant doorless and windowless room with a bunch of bouncy balls. And a bouncy ball gun. Stuff is going to bounce off the walls "behind" you and to the sides, so you're going to be aiming your iPhone 4 in various directions at a very rapid pace. I just played the game for about 10 minutes before falling over a chair, a table, and at least one person.

 

This app treads the line between Augmented and Virtual Reality, but I'll call it a win for AR because you can interact with the environment using your own. AR needs as many wins as it can get lately anyway.

 

Ball Pit also impressively demonstrates the iPhone's inner gyroscope, but more importantly answers the question of whether you, yourself, have one that is reliable.

 

Mine's so-so.

 

Not a game for the bus or the streets, kiddies.

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AMD Radeon HD 6790 launches, wants the mainstream market to itself

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 4:19 am

AMD have launched their super-value AMD Radeon HD 6790 today and it looks to eye off NVIDIA's green-powered GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The card seems to be getting its fair share of positive reactions from reviewers with our resident VGA goddess (meow) Shane Baxtor leading our review list with his take on the HD 6790.

 

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For a full list of reviews, look no further than below this text:

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NBN Co head of construction quits

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 3:01 am

The National Broadband Network Company's (NBN Co's) head of construction Patrick Flannigan has resigned in the middle of the controversy surrounding the company's decision to halt the bidding process for the network construction tender.

 

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With the NBN hitting roadblock after roadblock, this is yet another set back for the delayed network. With the company saying:

 

NBN Co is disappointed that Patrick Flannigan, head of construction, has decided to resign. He made a valuable contribution to the leadership team and we wish him all the best in the future.

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Max Payne 3 details, includes fat and balding Max, bullet-time and will most likely be a console port for PC gamers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 2:30 am

Max Payne 3 information is finally being released, with some snippets of information now available. Max Payne is now residing in São Paulo, Brazil - balding, hairy and fat. Max has retired from the police department and is now working for politicians and property moguls.

 

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It's reported that Max Payne 3 will feature flashbacks to bridge the gap from the last two Max Payne games. Painkillers are still Max's requirement for health, but the comic book frames are not being featured, in their plac will be "an animated collage of action footage" - but Rockstar still maintains there will be a comic book approach.

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LCD Monitor Teardown - explanation of how it works

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 2:29 am

Bit of a random video here, but very interesting nonetheless. "engineerguyvideo" (aka Bill) tears an LCD monitor apart and shows how it works behind the scenes. He explains how it uses liquid crystals, thin film transistors and polarizers to display information.

 

 

The video runs for around 5 minutes but should show you how an LCD monitor works, it's quite amazing once you watch it being taken apart (and back together again) piece by piece!

Anonymous attacks Sony in support of GeoHot

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 2:00 am

Anonymous has stepped up to the plate and has targeted Sony's PlayStation Store today by using a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack which temporarily took down playstation.com - Anonymous strikes again.

 

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Sony is being attacked by Anonymous because of the lawsuits Sony have against PS3 jailbreakers George Hotz (GeoHot) and Graf_Chokolo. This time Anonymous aren't just attacking online, they're also asking gamers to support them by gathering at their local Sony stores to complain in person.

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