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Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 15, 2010 12:50 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - November 15th, 2010




- Zotac IONITX-P-E: First CULV-embedded motherboard @ SilentPCReview

- ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Quick Preview @ 3DXtreme

- Asus details Sandy Bridge motherboard lineup @ Tech Report

- ASUS P67 'Sandy Bridge' Motherboards Preview @ Hardware Canucks

- Asus P8P67 and Maximus IV Extreme Motherboard Preview @ Kitguru




- Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Headset @ OverclockerCafe

- Sharkoon XTACTIC SP USB Gaming Headset @ Funkykit

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AMD promises December 13th launch for Radeon HD 6900 series

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 15, 2010 11:56 am

AMD is getting closer to the elusive Christmas sales - without a high end replacement for the smash hit Radeon 5k high end cards. This is set to change for the better in the next month with a release of the NDA on the 13th of December.




The Radeon team has said they're "going to take a bit more time before shipping the AMD Radeon HD 6900 series."

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Download of the Day: Any Video Converter 3.11

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 15, 2010 6:46 am

Our Download of the Day today is Any Video Converter 3.11.


Any Video Converter is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It allows you to effortlessly convert video files between every format! It can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie format for iPod/PSP or other portable video device, MP4 player or smart phone. It also supports any user defined video file formats as the output. Any Video Converter makes it easy for anyone to enjoy the any format video with your iPod, PSP, mobile phone or MP4 player.


• User-friendly interface that is easy to use.

• Converts all video formats to Apple iPod Video, Sony PSP and more

• Batch convert any video formats including avi, wmv, asf, mpg, mp4, etc.

• Support DivX and Xvid avi format as importing and exporting video

• Support default video/audio settings or user customized parameters for video and audio.

• Has the option to preview the video in real-time before conversion .

• World's fastest video conversion speed with stunning video and audio quality.

• Supports adjust many video/audio options for MP4 files. For example, video/audio sample rate, bit rate, video size...


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Deal of the Day: Voit 32 Inch Table Top Foosball Game for $65.99 with Flat $1.00 Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 15, 2010 5:02 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Overstock - Voit 32 Inch Table Top Foosball Game for $65.99 with Flat $1.00 Shipping.


Offer: A great game for the Thanksgiving holiday that's right around the corner, or if you just want something to play through the year. This is the nice 32" (length) foosball table that you place on top of a sturdy table or platform. Shipping for what I imagine to be a heavy game is just $1.00.


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Samsung i9100 - is it the dual-core Galaxy S?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 15, 2010 3:26 am

It looks as though someone is lucky enough to be playing with the Samsung GT-i9100, the user calls is the "Galaxy 2" and tweet's that it's "so technically advanced" giving thanks to it's dual core processor.




I've been posting a bit of news in regards to the upcoming dual-core phone from Samsung - it seems to be the only one who's stepped into the limelight thus far - it should be based on the previously posted Coretex-A9 Orion chip which is being sampled now.

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Gran Turismo 5 coming November 24th!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 15, 2010 3:17 am

This is news we can't ignore - I'm sure there are a tonne of people gripping their steering wheels tightly at the news of an actual, real, yes it's coming release date from the popular Polyphony Digital team.


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Gran Turismo 5 - a PlayStation 3 exclusive for those not in the know is coming November 24th - a few weeks after a slight delay for "polishing time".

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Saturday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 13, 2010 6:28 am

The latest happenings from around the web - November 13th, 2010




- Samsung NP-NF710-S02US laptop @ Techreviewsource

- ASUS Eee PC 1201N Netbook @ Technic3D

- Jetway Mini-Top Atom Based Nettop PC @ Techwarelabs

- ASUS U33JC Core i3 13-in Bamboo Notebook Review - ASUS Gets Classy @ PC Perspective




- ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance @ Legit Reviews

- ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme @ Pureoverclock




- XFX HD 6850 Black Edition @ Overclockers Club

- XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Single Slot Graphics Card Video Review @ eTeknix

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Google engineer paying cash for the coolest Kinect hacks

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 11:54 pm

You wouldn't think that the folks at Google would be driving people towards the competition, but engineer Matt Cutts is so stoked about the possibilities that Microsoft's Kinect has to offer that he's offering cold hard cash to the coolest hacks that he can find.


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A $1000 prize is being offered to the developer who creates the best open source program or demo based around the Kinect. A second $1000 will be given to the developers who can create a simple Linux based Kinect program writing application. We've already seen several hacks around like the multitouch functions that Cameron wrote about earlier today and a nightshot function, so it will be interesting to see what people can come up with when there's cash on the line as well as internet famousness.

USB power come to winter wear with Columbia's Bugathermo boots

By: Don Lynn | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 11:32 pm

No, you're not seeing things; those boots are indeed plugged into an outlet. With winter coming to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, nightmares of shoveling snow and trudging through slush are creeping closer into our realities. Columbia's Bugathermo boots are trying to make those chores a little less chilly with their rechargeable battery powered heat.


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With removable lithium ion batteries that can be charged via AC or even USB power, these boots can provide up to 4 hours of toasty heat depending on the settings used. Sporting lightweight and waterproof materials in the rubber shell, rustproof gaiters, and Omni-Grip traction, these boots can take any terrain or job you can throw at them. They're not cheap with models starting at $325, but can you put a price on warmth while breaking your back shoveling snow?

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Malwarebytes version 1.50 beta goes public

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 11:05 pm

Malwarebytes is one of the kings when it comes to programs that hunt down and kill the nasty spyware and malware you can pick up in your daily surfing. It's been a while since a new version has hit, but now they have made the beta of version 1.50 available to the public.


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Some of the new features for the free version are improved program loading and scan speed, a warning for an out of date database to remind you to update, and more details about infections such as the type, port, and process. The paid Pro version has many updates to the real time scanning side as well. Download info is available at the Source Link.

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