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Deal of the Day: 10.1" HD IPS Equipped Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android Honeycomb Tablet with NVIDIA Tegra 2 for $399.99 plus Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 23, 2011 6:24 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - 10.1" HD IPS Equipped Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android Honeycomb Tablet with NVIDIA Tegra 2 for $399.99 plus Shipping!.

 

Offer: Best Buy has the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet in stock for $399.99 plus $8.99 shipping! This tablet comes with a big 10.1" 1280 x 800 resolution Gorilla Glass (very scratch resistant) TFT that's IPS (178⁰ viewing angles) instead of merely TN. Now you don't need to choose between low resolution high quality (1024 x 768 IPS like the iPad/iPad 2) and high resolution low quality (1280 x 720 TN like the Xoom). It also features a 1.0Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB memory, 16GB storage, 802.11b/g/n wireless, 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, stereo speakers, mini HDMI 1.3a out, GPS, Micro SD card reader, 9.5 hour LiOh battery (16 hour with dock), Android Honeycomb 3.0, and a 1 year warranty.

 

ASUS EEE PAD TRANSFORMER TF101-A1 ANDROID HONEYCOMB TABLET DEAL

 

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Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: May 23, 2011 4:34 am

The latest happenings from around the web - May 22nd, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

- ECS H67H2-M H67 Motherboard @ eTeknix

- Asus P8H67-I Deluxe Mini-ITX Motherboard @ SilentPCReview

- ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe H67 mITX Motherboard @ Aphnetworks

- Zotac H67ITX Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

- ASUS Maximus IV Extreme @ Vortez

- Zotac H55ITX-C-E Motherboard @ Modders-Inc.

- Gigabyte E350N-USB 3 @ Kitguru

- MSI P67A-GD80 @ LANOC

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New Corsair Hydro Series H80, H100 coming soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 23, 2011 2:57 am

A Swedish-based online store has listed two new entries of Corsair's (until now) unheard of CPU coolers that will fill out the Hydro series - the Hydro H80 and Hydro H100. The new Hydro series coolers maintain the same pre-assembled, closed-loop CPU water-cooling kits.

 

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The new kits seem quite awesome, with the H80 using a thick 120x120mm area radiator that's just as big as the H70 but has a bigger block unit which should amount to higher water flow. The block unit looks like it has a control knob too, which is a new addition. The Hydra H100 on the other hand uses a 240x120mm area radiator and can hold two 120mm fans on either sides, but comes with two fans.

 

Converting the Swedish Krona to US, the H80 is listed at $154 whilst the H100 will set you back $172.50

Sharp teases the HT world with 85-inch, capable of 7860x4320, also capable of reducing HT lovers into tears

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: May 23, 2011 2:39 am

If this were my own tech site, where I didn't have to type up a few paragraphs on the news I post, the only word that would accompany this news would be: Wow. I would end it with "Wow" and a link to the YouTube video - but holy bloody crap, Sharp and Japanese national TV broadcaster, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have jointly developed an 85-inch LCD compatible with Super Hi-Vision, a next-generation television broadcast format.

 

 

The new format comprises of 33 megapixels, or 16 times the resolution of HDTV, Super Hi-Vision is being pushed as offering a powerful, life-like image reproduction. R&D began in 1995 (!) and they aim to have trial broadcasts before the decade ends. Sharp used their UV2A2 LCD technology which allows them to create the first direct-view LCD compatible with the insanely high resolution performance of Super Hi-Vision.

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Logitech unleash iPad and Android-based tablet accessories,

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 23, 2011 2:14 am

Ah, Logitech. You've put a smile on my face today. Logitech have released tablet-based accessories for the iPad and Android users out there, this includes keyboards, bluetooth mice, wireless speakers. First up Logitech have the Tablet Keyboard for iPad, US$69.99, Bluetooth compatible, includes a case and stand and also media controls.

 

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Next up we have the Keyboard Case for iPad 2 which sells for US$99.99, it includes a very swish-looking keyboard (of course!), Bluetooth, rechargeable battery and 10-hour battery life. This is one of the best accessories, as the iPad 2 can dock into it and act like a netbook, or click on top of it and be used as a case to protect the screen. The final accessory from Logitech for the iPad is the Logitech Wireless Speaker which retails for US$99.99 and is a Bluetooth-based speaker setup which allows you to play music directly from your iPad without any wires, it features dual two-inch drivers which Logitech say are set to deliver rich, stereo sound and plenty of bass. The speaker lasts for up to ten hours straight playing, and is rechargeable (includes an internal battery).

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Intel's Sandy Bridge-based Pentium processors go on sale early

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: May 23, 2011 1:19 am

Intel's Sandy Bridge-based Pentium processors have gone on sale ahead of the launch, with customers able to get their paws on them early. Several retailers are listing the processors on their sites, with the four new Pentium chips going along side a new Core i3 model also. The CPUs aren't that high-end, but it marks an interesting turn bringing the great Pentium name back to the shelves. Various chips are released from the Pentium G620 to the G850.

 

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There's also the new Core i3-2105 which is the first Core i3-based chip to feature Intel HD graphics 3000, this means it's capable of twice as many execution units than the 2000 series IGP and at only $17 more than the Core i3 2100, it's not a bad move if you want that faster graphics processing included.

BlizzCon 2011 Tix Go On Sale Tomorrow, Rapture May Interfere

By: Trak Lord | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: May 21, 2011 12:16 am

Newsflash, Blizzard: A lot of people (who probably wouldn't be attending BlizzCon anyway) in the California area are very aware of May 21, as it's the day that Armageddon officially begins. And I'm not talking about a level-mod or Diablo 2 marathon gaming session- literally, the End of Days. Not this End of Days though, unless that Jeffersonian scandal of his was some act of divine intervention to clear his schedule in time to save the world.

 

I digress.

 

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Anyway, in case the Earth isn't consumed by heavenly fire tomorrow morning (On that note, does Armageddon have a time zone? Does that mean midnight tonight? Could a cosmic-level event really be dependent on an arbitrary measuring system created by humans? I think I'd be more trusting of this if it coincided with the passing of a meteor, or an eclipse. Or, I don't know, even a solstice. C'mon Zealots, step your game up), BlizzCon tickets will be on sale for a limited time only. More information below from the blog post and more information on what could just be a religious conspiracy to sell T-Shirts.

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[Breaking] Foxconn Chengdu iPad 2 Plant Explodes

By: TweakTown Staff | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 20, 2011 8:15 pm

Reports from this morning suggest that at least two employees are dead, along with at least sixteen injured in the explosion that rocked the Foxconn Chengdu production plant today in China at 19:10 local time.

 

So far we are fairly certain that the response included at least 10 each of fire engines, police cars, and emergency vehicles at the site of the incident, with authorities warning press of the potential of further explosions.

 

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Foxconn released a statement shortly after:

 

We can confirm that at approximately 7 pm on May 20, there was an explosion at our Chengdu campus. At this point, we can also confirm that there were two fatalities with injuries to 16 other employees. We are working with medical officials to provide treatment to the injured employees and we are working with government and law enforcement officials to contact the families of all employees affected by this tragedy.

 

The situation has been brought under control by the fire department and the cause of this explosion is being investigated by local police officials. Foxconn is cooperating fully with that investigation.

 

Production has been suspended at the site of the explosion until the completion of the investigation. The safety of our employees is our highest priority and we will do whatever is required to determine and address the cause of this tragic accident.

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Friday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: May 20, 2011 2:58 pm

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

 

Systems

 

- Intel Core i7-990X Gulftown Processor and DX58SO2 Motherboard @ PC Perspective

- MSI X-Slim X370 13.4" Fusion Powered Ultraportable @ Hot Hardware

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Zotac GeForce GTX560 AMP! Edition @ Kitguru

- HIS Radeon HD 6790 IceQ X Turbo 1 GB @ Techpowerup

 

Audio/Media

 

- Plantronics Gamecom X10 Headset @ XSReviews

- Tt eSports Shock One Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews

- KWorld M210 Network Media Player @ Hardware Bistro

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Download of the Day: PDFCreator 1.2.1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: May 20, 2011 10:34 am

Our Download of the Day today is PDFCreator 1.2.1.

 

PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.

 

Key Features:

 

• Create PDFs from any program that is able to print

• Security: Encrypt PDFs and protect them from being opened, printed etc.

• Send generated files via eMail

• Create more than just PDFs: PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PS, EPS

• AutoSave files to folders and filenames based on Tags like Username, Computername, Date, Time etc.

• Merge multiple files into one PDF

• Easy Install: Just say what you want and everything is installed

• Terminal Server: PDFCreator also runs on Terminal Servers without problems

 

And the best: PDFCreator is free, even for commercial use! It is Open Source and released under the Terms of the GNU General Public License.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 1.2.1

 

* Improvements:

- Improved uninstaller: future versions will not detele profiles during the update using Ghostscript 9.02 now

- New Tool: Imaes2PDF quickly converts given images into a pdf file.

 

* Bug Fixes:

- Fixed some minor bugs.

 

Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

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