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GoDaddy CEO Kills Elephant, Reinvokes Colonial Oppression of Africa

By: Trak Lord | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 6:51 pm

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There is just something really, really wrong with this video.


GoDaddy CEO Cecil Rhodes- I mean, Bob Parsons, is the new Great White Hunter. He has successfully saved an African village from a terrible, awful elephant that was allegedly destroying their crops, like, every day.


In all fairness to Parsons, the villagers did ask him to help them out, but what's with the video? Like this shot:


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Was this really necessary? What's the moral here- you kill one elephant for fun, give it to a village, throw some hats on some people and blast the AC-DC?

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Intel Sandybridge Taiwan Launch: Dancing Robots & Girl Bands!?!?

By: Nicole Scott | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 6:34 pm

Intel Taiwan hailed the launch of the 2nd Generation Core i Series with the 'Intel Get 2gether Party' that was as flashy as the speeds Sandybridge delivers! The event was as star studded as it was flashy with celebrities such as Janet Hsieh, Big Mouth & the Korean girl band Visual Dream. In true APAC style there were dancing robots, scantily clad girls, asexual male dancers, WIDI demos, 3D glasses and a bevy of peace signs every where we turned!




The 2nd Generation Core i Series, code name Sandybridge have been knows for sometime, with their official release happening back at CES. What this launch was about was getting Taiwan excited about the processors hitting the streets and becoming available for purchase. Intel APAC GM Navin Shenoy swung Taipei to join in the celebration that involved all of Taiwans major OEMs.



In case some how you've managed to miss it, highlights of the 2nd Gen processors are built around a new 32nm microarchitecture. This includes more energy-efficient performance and improved 3D and graphics performance along with the latest version of Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0.


We're particularly excited about the improved video editing capabilities of this series so we can render video's like the one above quicker!

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Download of the Day: System Mechanic 10

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 10:44 am

Our Download of the Day today is System Mechanic 10.


Get the most comprehensive diagnosis available, and enjoy that new PC feeling again!


You don't have to be an expert - it's easy to let System Mechanic automatically run a full battery of over 200 critical tests in just a few minutes using over 50 tools to uncover why your PC is running so slowly.


- Easy to understand system overview

- Quick or Deep analysis options

- Comprehensive status gauge

- Clear explanation of each problem

- Straightforward actions to fix all problems or only those you want


You can easily perform dozens of performance-boosting optimizations in one step!


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Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 9:52 am

The latest happenings from around the web - March 31st, 2011




- Latest in Notebooks: First Half of 2011 @ Techspot

- Asus G73SW Laptop @ Techreviewsource

- HP Pavilion dm1 @ tbreak

- Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC @ Techpowerup

- Asus' K53E dual-core Sandy Bridge notebook @ Tech Report




- Gigabyte E350N-USB3 AMD Fusion Mini-ITX Motherboard @ eTeknix

- Gigabyte P67-UD7-B3 Motherboard @ Pureoverclock

- MSI P67A-GD80 Socket 1155 Motherboard @ OCIA




- P67 Memory Kit Roundup @ Overclockers Club

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Deal of the Day: Logitech M705 Black 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Marathon Mouse - $29.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 9:16 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Logitech M705 Black 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Marathon Mouse - $29.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!.


Offer: The Logitech M705 Marathon wireless laser mouse lets you browse documents and web pages faster, switch between programs more easily and power on longer - with a three-year battery life. The tiny, plug-and-stay Unifying receiver means you are always ready to play instantly. Rebate expires 04/04/2011.


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RumorTT: Chrome OS will be released in three months

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 2:00 am

Google has their head buried deep in Chrome OS land where the operating system is expected to ship sometime in Q2 of this year. Google is reportedly working out retail deals with manufacturers and suppliers. Recently there has been lots of testing going on at the factory level with partners such as Acer and Samsung.


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Chrome OS is being described as being an "optimized experience" for netbooks and will come with Wi-Fi and 3G options. Chrome OS will only ship on specific hardware following deals that are struck between Google and the manufacturers. Chromium OS (the open source development version of Chrome OS) will be available as a disk image so that enthusiasts can put Chrome OS on any machine they please - however, this won't get the same support from Google.

LG Optimus Me, Android-based phone being sold cheap at Woolworths

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 1:26 am

Pull out your paintbrush and colour me, Woolies (green and white thank you ma'am). LG are pimping their Optimus Me Android-based smartphones through Woolworths Supermarkets as well as mobile phone dealers.


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The Optimus Me runs Froyo and has a 2.8-inch capactive touchscreen and will have an outright selling price of $220. The phone is powered by a 600MHz processor and includes 2GB of storage space and a 1280mAh battery. The phone is obviously being aimed at people who want high-end features but don't want to shell out for a high-end handset.

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Intel X79 enthusiast chipset details leaked, Q4 release, LN2 orders will most likely go through the roof

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 1:09 am

A reportedly leaked slide for Intel's next-gen enthusiast platform has appeared online. According to the slide the enthusiast platform will carry the X79 name and should arrive in Q4 2011. The platform will seat four-core and six-core Sandy Bridge-E processors and bring several improvements in connectivity as well as a jump in memory bandwidth.


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The new platform will feature the LGA 2011 socket and will have the PCI-e hub moved from the northbridge to the processor die - like the P67. The X79 chipset also gets a DMI connection to the processor but includes an additional PCI-Express 2.0 x4 link to the processor's PCI-e hub, for a total bandwidth of 8GB/sec to support the integrated 10-port SATA 6Gbps controller plus four 3Gbps ports.

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NVIDIA GeForce 270.51 BETA Software Suite released, includes big changes, performance increases and love

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 12:22 am

NVIDIA have today released the version 270.51 BETA GeForce software suite. The suite is compatible with GeForce GPU 6-series and up and installs the recommended drivers for CUDA, PhysX, 3D Vision software, NVIDIA HDMI audio drivers and related software.


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A new feature with 270.51 is the automated driver update feature. This feature keeps your PC up-to-date with the latest NVIDIA drivers by notifying you when a new driver is available and directing you to the driver on NVIDIA's website.

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Live in Kansas? Good. Because low-speed broadband is going bye-bye

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 12:11 am

Google last year announced a new project: to provide a community with Internet access more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have today. Insane, right? Well, they're following through with that wish. Google, after going through 1, 100 requests from cities around America chosen Kansas City, Kansas as the city to be upgraded.



Google will be working closely with local organizations, businesses and universities to bring next-generation web experience to the community. Obviously over the last decade, the massive increases in required bandwidth have changed - now more and more people are using more and more high-end services like streaming online video, video conferencing, etc.

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