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Deal of the Day: 1TB Seagate Barracuda Low Power SATA Hard Drive plus CA Online Backup Bundle for $29.99 plus Shipping after Rebate

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: May 18, 2011 6:55 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Tiger Direct - 1TB Seagate Barracuda Low Power SATA Hard Drive plus CA Online Backup Bundle for $29.99 plus Shipping after Rebate!.


Offer: Nice combo deal from Tiger Direct. Get a 1TB Seagate 5900RPM 32MB buffer SATA 3.0 low power consumption hard drive, plus CA Online backup software with 10GB space for $29.99 after $50 rebate (expiring 5/31/11). Economy shipping comes out to just $4.05 too.




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Windows 8: Build 8006 is floating around, excitement builds

By: | More News: Software | Posted: May 18, 2011 2:16 am

Windows 8 has hit build 8006 and was compiled on May 13 at 6:55PM. The built number passed the magical 8000 mark somewhere between April 29 and May 12. If people remember the Windows 7 beta, with Windows 7 beta being build 7000 and release candidate (RC) being build 7100, RTM had the build number of 7600.


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Microsoft might not follow the same build number milestones as Windows 7 did, but we know that beta builds of Windows 8 are having the same success that Windows 7 received. This can only be a good thing and lets hope Windows 8 continues on its success being closed, beta doors.

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says Android tablets will overtake iPad in 30 months, time for a new tattoo?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 18, 2011 1:56 am

I've decided, with the power vested in me, that today be renamed "NVIDIA Day". On with the news, NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has stated that Android-based tablets (and more specifically, Honeycomb-based tablets) will overtake Apple's iPad in 30 months. The tattoo-clad Huang was quoted at the Reuters Technology Summit saying:


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The Android phone took only two and a half years to achieve the momentum that we're talking about. I would expect the same thing on Honeycomb tablets. As a result of so many different parties working together, the first versions tend to be a bit clumsy to roll out. However, as is the nature of these organic industries with very, very large players, you have continuous improvement at a very rapid pace. Everyone recognized the shortcomings of Honeycomb 3.0, jumped in working on Honeycomb 3.1, and if you haven't had a chance to play with it -- it's just delightful.

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NVIDIA GeForce 275.27 beta driver released, adds GTX 560 support

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: May 18, 2011 1:39 am

NVIDIA has unleashed a new beta driver to compliment the release of its GeForce GTX 560 today, although there are performance gains for both 400 and 500-series GeForce cards, NVIDIA only display the benefits for two specific GPUs, the GTX 560 and GTX 580. NVIDIA mentions a 12-percent gain in gaming performance for dual-core processers during certain CPU-limited situations. Game-related single-GPU bug fixes are included, these include issues that caused blurriness in Resident Evil 5 as well as the flickering in Empire: Total War and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.


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NVIDIA also has solved glitches in Homefront, World in Conflict: Soviet Assault, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition and Crysis when running them in SLI.The 275-based drivers include some significant changes over their 270 cousin, such as silent automatic SLI, multi-GPU and anti-aliasing profile updates.


If you'd like to get your beta on, move your mouse this way and click here.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 released, claims midrange crown and twirls around like a princess

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 18, 2011 12:58 am

NVIDIA has launched their new midrange GPU, the GeForce GTX560 today and for under $200 it's quite the powerhouse. Considering most games are pushed out at 30fps or above at 1080p resolutions, it'll be quite popular. Given that the latest Steam results show that a majority of green-clad fans are running 9800-series NVIDIA hardware, it could well be time for a great value replacement!


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Below we have a bunch of reviews, feel free to check them out - a little birdie told me that the first one is the best, but I'm totally not biased or anything...

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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: May 17, 2011 1:24 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - May 17th, 2011




- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 @ Techspot

- Samsung NC110-A01 Review @ Techreviewsource

- Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Notebook @ tbreak

- ALenovo T420: The Ultimate Business Machine @ InsideHW

- Fusion-Notebook Samsung RV515 - impressions @ Planet3DNow




- MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

- ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution Motherboard @

- Asrock Z68 Extreme4 (Intel Z68) Motherboard @ Techspot

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Download of the Day: Spybot Search & Destroy 2.0 Beta 1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: May 17, 2011 8:30 am

Our Download of the Day today is Spybot Search & Destroy 2.0 Beta 1.


Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies.


If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware.


Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.


Spybot-S&D can also clean usage tracks, an interesting function if you share your computer with other users and don't want them to see what you have been working on. And for professional users, Spybot-S&D allows you to fix some registry inconsistencies and extended reports.


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Deal of the Day: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2K Digital Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera with 14-42mm Lens for $437.99 with FREE Shipping!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cameras | Posted: May 17, 2011 7:04 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2K Digital Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera with 14-42mm Lens for $437.99 with FREE Shipping!.


Offer: Best Buy dropped the price on Panasonic compact new slimmer and smaller Lumix GF2 micro four thirds interchangeable lens camera with included 14-42mm lens. This camera features 12MP still picture capture, full HD (1080i at 60fps) movie recording, 3" 460k dot touch screen LCD, pop-up flash + hotshoe, built in stereo microphone, and more.




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ALCATRAZ, JJ Abrams-produced series trailer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 17, 2011 3:04 am

This is another good looking show from FOX, JJ Abrams is an Executive Producer on it and it features a Lost alumni Jorge Garcia and the great Sam Neill. The show revolves around the Alcatraz prison where all of the in-mates go missing and turn up in 2011. I don't want to spoil this one too much for you, but take a look at the trailer and I'm sure you'll be impressed:



Looks good, right? I'll be tuning in to watch this, two great actors that I love, JJ Abrams-powered and featuring the great Alcatraz. All we need now is Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery and this would be a party!

Terra Nova, Steven Spielberg-produced series involving... dinosaurs and time travel!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 17, 2011 2:55 am

Been following this one for a while, the Steven Spielberg-produced dinosaur and time travelling show Terra Nova. Terra Nova will air on FOX on Mondays this Fall, and the show "follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race." The shows story line seems a lot better than most science fiction setups, with scientists finding a fracture in time that makes it possible to construct a portal into primeval history. The idea behind this is to rebuild civilisation and 'get it right this time'.



The trailer doesn't look too bad at all with some surprisingly good special FX and features an actor I loved on Life on Mars, Jason O'Mara. The show is out this fall and I'm sure after you watch that trailer it'll be on your list of things to watch for sure.

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