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Gateway NV Series gets refreshed, now packing AMD Vision technology

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Mar 21, 2011 10:32 pm

Gateway are rolling out some new AMD Vision equipped notebooks shortly which deliver 'enhanced performance capabilities for mobile computing'. The cream of the crop is the Gateway NV51B05u which sports an AMD E-series processor E-350 with Vision Technology and AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, both of which allow a user to have a perfect 1080p HD experience and to play casual games - all for just $469.99.

 

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The Gateway NV Series feature a decent ingredients list, full-sized keyboard, 15.6-inch HD widescreen with UltrabrightT LED-backlit display, three USB ports and a HDMI port.

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Heavy Rain will not get a sequel, for now?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 21, 2011 1:00 pm

The news is grim for fellow Heavy Rain fans with developer Quantic Dream not interested in making a sequel to its multi-BAFTA winning PlayStation 3 crime saga. Quantic Dream studio boss David Cage confirmed the news at the BAFTA ceremony in London last night where the game picked up multiple awards.

 

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Heavy Rain won awards for technical innovation, story and music - Cage also revealed that Quantic Dreams next game while "still very dark" will explore new territory. He goes on to say:

 

"We created the genre," he insisted, referring to Heavy Rain's brand of interactive storytelling.

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Download of the Day: FrostWire 4.21.4

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Mar 21, 2011 6:16 am

Our Download of the Day today is FrostWire 4.21.4.

 

FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world.

 

Using the most recent version of FrostWire allows users to enjoy the best program functionality. Bugs reported in older versions have been fixed for the latest version. Any users with FrostWire 2.5 or earlier MUST update.

 

Frostwire's features include:

 

• Completely Free & Open Source!

• Faster Download Speeds

• No Spyware. No Adware. Guaranteed.

• iTunes™ Compatible!

• Faster Torrent Speeds

• Friendly Online Chat Rooms

• Bittorrent Support!

• Even More Connections

• New & Improved Skins

 

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Deal of the Day: Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower Desktop Computer with 24" Viewsonic 1080P LCD Monitor for Only $449!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Mar 21, 2011 5:18 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - Vostro 230 Mini Tower Desktop Computer with 24" Viewsonic 1080P LCD Monitor for Only $449!!.

 

Offer: A very nice deal on a desktop computer that gives you a big 24 inch Viewsonic monitor with 1080P resolution! Features include Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 with VT processor, 3GB DDR3 memory, 320GB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive, 16x DVD+/-RW drive, 15 month license to Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security Service, Gigabit ethernet, Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and a 1y ear warranty with next business day on site service! Shipping is just $8 and it's set to expire 3/23/11 or while supplies last!

 

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Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:51 am

The latest happenings from around the web - March 20th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- Gateway NV59c @ Digitaltrends

- Hewlett Packard Pavilion DM1Z Fusion Ultraportable @ Kitguru

 

Motherboard

 

- Asus P8P67 Pro: Upstanding Member of the LGA1155 Mainboard Family @ XBit Labs

- MSI 890FXA-GD65 Motherboard @ HiTechLegion

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Performance comparison of 38 graphics cards @ HT4U

- ASUS GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP @ TechReaction

- PNY GTX 560 Ti OC2 @ Pureoverclock

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AT&T are set to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Mar 20, 2011 10:33 pm

The swipe of AT&T's ultra-platinum-super-crazy credit card can be heard the world over with news appearing today that AT&T has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approx. $39 billion.

 

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The agreement has been approved by the Board of Directors of both companies, Deutsche Telekom will receive an equity stake in AT&T that gives it an ownership interest in of approximately 8-percent. The deal also allows a Deutsche Telekom representative to join the AT&T Board of Directors. The deal is meant to be sealed, awaiting regulatory approval within the next 12 months.

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Microsoft and ASUS tease with the Eee Slate

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 20, 2011 4:00 pm

Microsoft are still trying to throw some bait into the ever-growing tablet market and now partnered with Asus might be able to at least attract some customers to a Windows-based tablet. Enter the ASUS Eee Slate, a 12.1-inch, Core i5-powered, Windows 7 equipped tablet that comes with a Wacom digitizer and dedicated house in its side to slide the stylus into.

 

 

Also supplied is a Bluetooth keyboard in the box which lead Microsoft to describe the Eee Slate as a device that is "very PC" and "not very PC". Some of the videos below will make more sense of that, check them out for a look at the upcoming Eee Slate.

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Volition says PC gaming is still worth investing in

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 20, 2011 3:00 pm

Volition have come out and said that they still love themselves a bit of PC gaming lovin' even with the onslaught of other developers blaming piracy on PC for lack of sales. The THQ-owned studio has taken a different approach to it with Volition studio manager Eric Barker saying:

 

Let's make a game that's worth stealing, and then we'll worry about making sure they don't.

 

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He continues with:

 

Some people say PC is dying. Some people say PC is the future, PC is the most variable, because it depends on what you've got under the hood. For us, the key thing was making sure the PC version was done in-house.

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Samsung announces T-Mobile Sidekick 4G - text messages itself, LOL

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Ah, Sidekicks - you were ever so awesome for your text messaging abilities, but on came the iPhone and really smashed the whole "let's have two phones, shall we" mantra that I had. T-Mobile has announced an Android-powered Sidekick that is coming from Samsung 'later this spring'.

 

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The Android-powered Sidekick 4G runs an Android 2.2-based OS, has a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 3 megapixel cam and a touchscreen 3.5-inch WVGA screen. Nice specs for a Sidekick device. It includes Samsung Media Hub and Qik video calling. Other features included are DriveSmart (which locks out texting while driving for the text messaging obsessed) and Sidekick Group Text and Cloud Text.

Microsoft tease us with the future of video gaming

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 20, 2011 1:00 pm

Microsoft have shown off its goal for its next-generation gaming platform, the video below is dated from May 2010 so it's quite a bit old now but it shows the direction Microsoft have in mind for their ever-growing gaming platforms. The video shows off some concepts and principals of what the WGX (Windows Gaming Experience) team hopes to achieve. We see a blend of Windows, Xbox and mobile platforms being merged into one.

 

 

The video shows off some Kinect action and gives a bit of hugging action toward PC too, remember Microsoft being quoted as "doubling down" on PC gaming. The companies WGX team which is comprised of all gaming-related attempts between Microsoft platforms has been quite hard at work, obviously. Let's hope that this work goes toward something new and exciting.

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