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ASUS GTX580 sets new world records - says Hasta La Vista to previous record

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 19, 2010 12:23 am

Thought your 3DMark score was good enough? Well, don't read on further dear reader.

 

ASUS are proud to announce a new world record in Futuremark's 3DMark Vantage. Featuring ASUS' innovative hardware designs and the skill of top overclocker NickShih, the combination of the ROG Rampage III Extreme motherboard, Intel's Flagship 980X processor and Voltage Tweaked GTX580 in SLI broke the 70K barrier with a score of 71,167**. This world record continues to show why ASUS is the 1 choice for overclockers and gamers those looking for the absolute best in performance.

 

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Using things found around the house (may or may not be true) he overclocked the ASUS GTX580's from their stock 782MHz clock speeds to a pretty insane 1099MHz using LN2 (the stuff that ripped the T1000 into little pieces in Terminator 2).

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Apple tease the world with the release of iOS 4.2.1 GM build

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 19, 2010 12:03 am

When I heard the release of iOS 4.2 was delayed - both my iPad and I cried in pain.

 

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But, I don't know why - I'm patient with Apple, I'm not patient with anything else... NVIDIA and AMD can't release GPU's fast enough, games can't come out fast enough - but Apple products, the reality-distortion field really does affect me.

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Razor tweaks the World's Favorite Gaming Keypad

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Nov 18, 2010 11:53 pm

Razer has today announced a new gaming peripheral - the Razer Nostromo gaming keypad. It was co-developed by Belkin and designed to give gamers the "upper hand with cutting-edge ergonomics, tournament-grade controls, extreme customizability, and maximum comfort."

 

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The Razer Nostromo features a 16-button keypad layout and form factor that is optimally designed for greater intuitive access to critical gaming commands across all game genres. For marathon gaming sessions, a soft-touch rubberized wrist pad cradles the palm and significantly reduces hand fatigue and wrist strain.

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ASUS & Intel launch expanded WePC Community

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Nov 18, 2010 11:35 pm

A new and expanded WePC community launched today and is open to anyone with a passion for technology, especially ASUS products with Intel InsideĀ®. Building on its mission to bridge innovation and technology with consumers' needs, the new WePC.com has more ways for fans to present their ideas, interact with community members and drive product development for two of the world's leading technology brands.

 

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As one of the first crowdsourcing communities, WePC.com empowered members to play an integral role in the PC design process of a number of cutting-edge technologies, such as intuitive touchscreen interfaces and kid-friendly netbooks. Last year at CeBIT, ASUS initiated the industry's first dual-panel concept notebooks, making intuitive control possible. The community also supported the direction for the development of future pad devices.

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Samson unveils new Expedition 40i Portable PA system with iPod dock

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Nov 18, 2010 8:06 pm

I have a few friends that always want to go somewhere and sing karaoke. One of my hard and fast rules of life is that I don't dance and I don't sing in public. I will humiliate myself with some Rock Band at my house, but singing in front of drunken people at the local Mexican food restaurant isn't my idea of fun. If you like to sing karaoke and want a portable system that will let you belt out your favorite songs and can be used for meetings and more Samson has a new product for you.

 

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The new product is called the Expedition 40iw Portable Pa system. It has an integrated iPod dock and a wireless microphone. This is the first system to feature a wireless mic with an integrated rechargeable battery from Samson. The system can be used for karaoke, meetings, pool parties or any other task where you need to be heard by a group.

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Lift Audio launches tiny Icon earphones

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Nov 18, 2010 7:32 pm

I have tried out a bunch of different earphones over the years. I have grown to love the lightweight and compact ones the most. Heavy earphones tend to fall out of my ears when I am moving around a lot at the gym and it drives me crazy. The lightweight earphones are much more comfortable and stay in place with exertion much easier. A company called Lift Audio has pulled the covers off a new set of earphones that it clams is one of the smallest in the world.

 

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Looking at the earphones, it's easy to see that Lift Audio is telling the truth. The tiny 6mm earphones have a case that is smaller in diameter than the ear tips on the Icon by default. The tiny 6mm drivers are encased in an aluminum alloy case that weighs only 1.6 ounces. The ear tips are made from silicone and are snug fitting. The Icon earphones ship with small, medium, and large ear tips.

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Weekly Giveaway: Win a Corsair XMS 12GB DDR3-2000 RAM Kit or Force F60 SSD

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Nov 18, 2010 7:11 pm

We have teamed up with Corsair this week to giveaway an XMS 12GB DDR3-2000 memory kit as well as an F60 SandForce based SSD.

 

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First up this week for grabs is the CMX12GX3M3A2000C9 memory kit and if that means nothing to you, allow me to explain. This is a 12GB DDR3-2000 triple-channel kit consisting of three 4GB modules and is designed for use with Intel X58 motherboards. It comes with timings of 9-10-9-27 at 2000MHz. The memory comes sealed with an XMS heat spreader for heat dissipation and sexy looks!

 

Next up is the CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT, which is in other words the Corsair Force F60 solid state disk drive. This baby is based on the SandForce SF-1200 controller and has a maximum read speed of 285MB/s and a maximum write speed of 275MB/s. You want it.

 

Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly giveaway anyone can enter and you do not pay for the shipping charges.

OnLive Game System up for pre-order right now

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 18, 2010 7:00 pm

I will admit that I was excited at the prospect of OnLive when I first heard about it. Once I learned more about the system and realized that you had to pay monthly to access the OnLive network and still buy the video games, I wasn't nearly as interested in the service. I have tried OnLive and in my instance, it had some lag and the graphics weren't as good as some stand-alone games I have on my gaming PC, but it was certainly playable.

 

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If you are a fan of OnLive, you can now pre-order the OnLive Game system that lets you hook OnLive to your TV in the living room and play some of the coolest games you can get on PCs and consoles from the comfort of your couch. The downside for gamers used to a PC is that you have to play using a gamepad that looks like the standard PS3 arrangement.

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Netflix CEO figures mobile device users aren't interested in long-form video

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 18, 2010 5:04 pm

Over the last year or so Netflix has gone from something I would have never considered joining after experienced years ago with never getting the DVDs I wanted to see to something that I am very interested in trying. The change for me is completely due to the streaming offerings that Netflix has today. Netflix has done so well with its streaming offerings that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has stated previously that the company is a streaming firm that also ships DVDs.

 

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Hastings was on hand at the Web 2.0 Summit and offered some insights into the values of mobile apps for Netflix and what affect those mobile apps have had on the bottom line at the company. Hastings said in a nutshell, that mobile apps for the iPhone and iPad have had a minimal effect on the bottom line for Netflix. Hastings went so far as to say people aren't interested in streaming long-form video to mobile devices.

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