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Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Feb 20, 2011 4:50 pm

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

 

Systems

 

- Gateway DX4320-45 @ Techreviewsource

- Asus E35M1-I Deluxe Fusion Mobo & Thermaltake Armor A30 @ Kitguru

 

Motherboard

 

- LLVM 2.9 Clang Performance On Intel's Sandy Bridge @ Phoronix

- ECS H55H-I @ CHW

 

Memory

 

- G.Skill RipJaws PC3-12800 CL7 4GB Kit @ RWLabs

- Corsair Dominator GT 2133 CL9 @ Ocaholic

 

Video/Monitor

 

- HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1 GB @ Techpowerup

- Palit GeForce GTS 450 Sonic Platinum @ Ultimate Hardware

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Apollo 18 trailer - a sci-fi horror thriller

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 19, 2011 2:24 am

Apollo 18 is a movie filmed in the "found footage" documentary style which involves the story of the Apollo 18 undocumented and covert mission to the moon which reveals other life forms which are quite disturbing.

 

 

The movie is produced by Night Watch/Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov with the movie poster teasing "There's a Reason We've Never Gone Back To The Moon." It's like the love child of Paranormal Activity and Alien and actually looks quite good.

Intel announces new manufacturing plant with Obama on hand

By: Don Lynn | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Feb 19, 2011 2:23 am

U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his week of mingling with leaders in the tech industry with a tour of Intel's Hillsboro, Oregon manufacturing facility. While a large portion of many tech manufacturing jobs remain based in other countries, Intel remains steadfastly dedicated to being a U.S company from start to finish. Intel plans on creating over 4,000 jobs this year outside other future endeavors.

 

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Obama seemed very impressed by the facility. "We just had an amazing tour. One of my staff said it's like magic. I had a chance to see everything from an electron microscope, to the inside of the microprocessor plant--the clean room. Of all the gadgets you got here, what actually most impressed me is the students and science projects here."

 

Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel, was on hand as host and also made the announcement of Intel's new facility coming to Arizona. It is going to be named Fab 42 and will be a $5 billion facility dedicated to 14 nanometer development and manufacturing as well as future projects. This is on top of the plans for a 14 nanometer facility that will be added on to the existing Oregon complex.

Bulletstorm beta get leaked - elaborate marketing stunts for leaked games?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 19, 2011 1:45 am

Crysis 2 and Killzone 3 have each been leaked out to the internet and now Bulletstorm has joined them. Elaborate marketing stunt or behind the scenes leaks? Are leaked games the new cheap marketing stunt? These AAA titles will still sell in the millions so a few leaks isn't going to hurt them, right?

 

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EA has taken another hit with Bulletstorm making its way to torrent sites, with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions popping up online with only the former being confirmed to work. The PC version has not made its way out. 2011 has started with quite a few leaks, is it a coincidence? Or is it a different form of marketing? Instead of spending $30 million on an advertising campaign, maybe having 1 million people download your game is less of a hit? It gets the game into peoples hands and lets them brag about it to friends who might in turn not want to risk getting hit by the ban hammer for their consoles and rushing out to buy it?

Cute Taiwanese girls playing with PlayStation Move at Taipei Game Show 2011

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 18, 2011 11:02 am

Taipei Game Show 2011 - When I said in an earlier post that there was lots of cool technology at Taipei Game Show 2011, I meant it, but it was all being hogged by loads of lovely Taiwanese girls. That's not necessarily a bad thing, maybe just a reason for all the girlie videos today. Sorry ladies.

 

 

So, besides Sony having a kick ass Gran Turismo 5 five screen simulator at their booth, they were also actively promoting PlayStation Move - the gaming controller competitor to Microsoft's Xbox Kinect that actually requires a controller. Booth babe ladies were scattered on a stationary merry-go-round setup with loads of PS3's and the Move motion controller.

 

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Sure, Move is far from new, but it's still kind of newish in Taiwan and the first I have really seen it in action for a considerable amount of time.

Awesome Gran Turismo 5 five screen simulator at Taipei Game Show 2011

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 18, 2011 10:24 am

Taipei Game Show 2011 - Sony had a massive presence at the Taipei Game Show 2011 with it's large PlayStation booth going toe for toe right next to Microsoft and it's Kinect gaming stations.

 

 

One of the cool things Sony was showcasing was an awesome Gran Turismo 5 racing simulator setup with no less than five Bravia HDTVs, racing chair and Logitech gaming hardware. The setup was made that little bit sweeter with a Taiwanese booth babe girl that even knew how to drive.

 

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Unfortunately I wasn't able to sit down and have a play, I think Sony wanted more attractive people than I sitting down and enjoying it. Nonetheless, a pretty cool setup by Sony who in my opinion had the best booth at TGS this year.

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY PS Phone Hands-on at Taipei Game Show 2011

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 18, 2011 10:21 am

Taipei Game Show 2011 - Today marked the first day of the Taipei Game 2011 and we went along to see what was on show. Besides the vast amount of beautiful show girls, there was some cool new technology to take in at the event. Don't worry; we're coming back to the show girls soon.

 

 

Earlier this week at the Mobile World Congress in Spain, Sony Ericsson officially unveiled the PlayStation Phone aka the Xperia PLAY, the first PlayStation certified smartphone. Think of a Google Android 2.3 smartphone and a PlayStation Portable fused together. It has all the same controls as a PSP and the same level of graphics quality, but of course offers much more in terms of communications as you would expect from a phone.

 

The Xperia PLAY we went hands-on with today is finished as far as the hardware and outside appearance goes, that part won't change. However, the firmware and other software bits still needs some work according to Kevin, the Sony Ericsson representative that we were talking to at the show. Apparently they will have the software up to scratch and at shipping level standard in around one month and the phone / portable gaming console should go on sale sometime in April for a worldwide launch.

 

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The representative was not prepared to discuss details on pricing. Watch the video above for a short and sweet hands-on introduction to the Xperia PLAY. Are you going to buy one? Let us know by commenting!

Download of the Day: Google Chrome 10.0.648.82 Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 18, 2011 10:00 am

Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 10.0.648.82 Beta.

 

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

 

One box for everything

 

Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.

 

Thumbnails of your top sites

 

Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

 

Incognito mode

 

Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.

 

Safe browsing

 

Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.

 

For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 10.0.648.82 Beta

 

- Contains stability fixes.

 

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