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Team Group releases Xtreem DDR3 3000 CL11 RAM, claims fastest DDR3

By: Trace Hagan | More News: RAM | Posted: May 15, 2012 3:32 pm

Without good RAM, your system overclock isn't really going to get off the ground. That's why Team Group has released their latest RAM clocked at 3000MHz which allows for 24,000Mbps data transfer rate. The timings are also really tight so as to provide the best possible experience for users. The timings are set at CL11-13-13-35.




The RAM is compatible with Intel's Z77 chipset and is equipped with the latest XMP v1.3. With this kind of speed, don't exactly expect capacity records. The chips can go up to 8GB by using two 4GB sticks. If you have to have the very fastest, there is nothing that can compete with this RAM as it stands. The full press release is below:

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Customers who purchase a Windows 7 PC after June 2 will get a $15 upgrade to Windows 8 Pro

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: May 15, 2012 2:03 pm

Microsoft has always given a good deal on an upgrade to the next generation upgrade when a customer has purchased a computer just months before its release. Often that good deal is a free upgrade, however, that is not the case with Windows 7 to Windows 8. The reasoning for this good deal is simple: if customers know the next version is right around the corner, they often will hold off which kills sales for a few months.




The fee for users to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 will be $15, according to one source. This upgrade will get you Windows Pro and no upgrade path will be offered to Windows 8 standard. The offer will be valid for users who purchase a computer after June 2, which roughly coincides with the Release Preview version of Windows 8.


Windows 8 is expected to be widely available in the second half of 2012. Microsoft will also be providing "in-the-box" upgrades packaged along with Windows 8. These upgrades will be in the form of "packs" that will provide Pro and Media Center capabilities. These packs take the place of the antiquated Windows Anytime Upgrade system.

Mobile App of the Day: OfficeSuite Pro 6+ for Android

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: May 15, 2012 1:01 pm

Our Mobile App of the Day is OfficeSuite Pro 6+ for Android.




View, Edit, Print and Share your office documents on the go!


**** Now with 33% off! ****


Create, view, edit, print and share Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and attachments and view PDF files on your Android based phone with a single complete feature-rich mobile office solution. The software utilizes the most commonly used desktop document formats and also includes a File Browser and integration with Google Docs, DropBox, Box and SugarSync to help you manage your local, remote files and email attachments. OfficeSuite Pro is an essential productivity application offering greater office efficiency than ever anywhere, anytime.

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Deal of the Day: 120GB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos SATA III SSD for $102.99 with FREE Shipping!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: May 15, 2012 12:28 pm

Our Deal of the Day is 120GB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for $102.99 with FREE Shipping!




Amazon has the 120GB Mushkin Chronos 2.5" SATA 6.0 hard drive with up to 550 Mbps sequential read, up to 515 Mbps sequential write, and 3 year warranty for $102.99 with FREE shipping.




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Download of the Day: WinRAR 4.20 beta 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: May 15, 2012 11:28 am

Our Download of the Day is WinRAR 4.20 beta 2.




WinRAR has reached version 4.20 beta 2, and with it has the following change:


1. RAR compression speed is further improved in multi-core environment compared with beta 1.


A full changelog for version 4.20 beta 1 (which has tonnes of fixes/improvements) is available here.


WinRAR 4.20 beta 2 (32-bit)

WinRAR 4.20 beta 2 (64-bit)

Apple vs. Motorola, HTC suit combined has been moved back to 2014

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 15, 2012 10:26 am

The lawsuit between Apple against Motorola & HTC has been moved back, with the judge consolidating the disparate trials, which are made up from patent infringement claims by Apple against both Motorola and HTC, with both companies counter-claiming against Apple.




The new combined trial has been pushed back until April of 2014. Federal Judge Robert N. Scola of the Southern District of Florida approved Apple's consolidation request, in spite of the objections from both Motorola and HTC. Now that the case has been rescheduled to 2014, Motorola have lost their chance to enforce any patent suits against Apple in the short term.


Within the lawsuit, Motorola are being accused of violating 14 Apple patents, and at the moment, they have a six patent counter-complaint. Motorola gains the ability to add six other patents that it had filed a separate lawsuit for against Apple in regards to the iPhone 4S and iCloud, which potentially brings their counter-claim total to 12, from 6. HTC on the other hand benefits from the rescheduled lawsuit, as the trial is later than Apple's proposed date of December 2013, and long after Motorola's date of March 2013.

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LG's next-gen Google TV, sports motion control, dual-core CPU, 3D

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: May 15, 2012 9:28 am

LG's G2 series of Google TVs were unveiled at an event in New York City called Internet Week New York, the event is an annual shindig, where NYC celebrates technology and digital culture. VentureBeat spoke to Georg Rasinski, who is the director of LG's home electronics brand management.



LG's new Google TV sports the company's motion-control, "Magic Remote". The remote features gesture control, and even includes a built-in microphone for voice commands. On the back of the remote is a full QWERTY thumb keyboard. The TV's interface is said to look much different to previous GTC devices that VentureBeat have used from Sony and Logitech. LG have heavily customized the homescreen with a 3D interface.




From the user interface, you'll have quick access to a bunch of apps and bookmarks. The G2 series of LG Google TV's is powered by LG's custom ARM-based L9 processor, which is the first dual-core chip in a Google TV device. The L9 chip will eventually be baked into LG's other flagship sets, but it is making its debut here on the G2 series.


LG's G2 Series Google TVs will be made available in both 47- and 55-inch models beginning next week at $1,699 and $2,299 respectively.

Angry Birds reaches yet another milestone, this time passes 1 billion downloads!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 15, 2012 8:24 am

Rovio Entertainment has constantly been pushing milestones for their super-popular Angry Birds, but this milestone is quite significant. The Angry Birds series has now been downloaded over one billion times. Rovio celebrated the occasion with a video:



One billion downloads... did you ever think it would reach this far? A feature film, cartoons, pyjamas, and everything in between doesn't seem like such as stretch now, does it? I wonder what milestone Rovio will hit next.


The company said on its blog:


Angry Birds games have now been downloaded more than a billion times. THANK YOU to all of our incredible fans! This is only the beginning of our story, keep your eyes peeled for what's coming up next from Rovio!


Rovio does tease in the video that "more amazing things are coming soon", so we should keep our eyes peeled for more Angry Birds-related news!

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Blizzard and Valve reach a deal regarding the DOTA trademark

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 15, 2012 7:26 am

With DOTA 2 being a 'new kind of free-to-play', the problems with the DOTA trademark still hovered over the heads of Valve, and Blizzard. But this is all sorted, thankfully.




Valve will come off with the better part of the deal, where they get to keep the name for their upcoming DOTA 2 title. Blizzard on the other hand will change the name of Blizzard DOTA to Blizzard All-Stars, which Blizzard say "ultimately better reflects the design of our game". Blizzard's EVP of Game Design, Rob Pardo, said that both studios recognize that "players just want to be able to play the games they're looking forward to".


This is a great move, and pissing off your fan-base is not how you get return customers. Blizzard must have known if they fought with Valve, they would look bad to their player base. At a time of launching Diablo III today. On the other hand, Gabe Newell, president of Valve says:


We're pleased that we could come to an agreement with Blizzard without drawing things out in a way that would benefit no one.

Toshiba outs 13.3-inch Regza tablet, features Android 4.0

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 15, 2012 6:28 am

Have you been sitting there thinking that the current 10-or-so-inch tablets are not big enough? Well, Toshiba is here to save the day. Toshiba's latest tablet is a 13.3-inch beast, dubbed Regza AT830. While the 13.3-inch size may impress, not much else of it does.




The screen resolution is just 1600x900, and with tablets already hitting 1080p, and Apple's hitting 2048x1536, it really is already dated. Filling out the Regza AT830 is NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC, clocking in at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC memory for storage, and Google's Android 4.0 OS. Other features are the above-mentioned 1600x900 13.3-inch IPS panel, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, support for the Japanese One-Seg TV standard, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facer, a micro HDMI port, an SD card slot, headset jack and micro USB port.




How much does a 13.3-inch tablet weigh? Well, the Regza AT830 is 1kg on the scales, and measures in at 344x211x9.9mm (WxDxH). At this weight, it's not something you'd want to carry around with you at all times, or have in your hands for extended periods of time. But, it does sport 13 hours of continuous playback ability, or 5 hours of TV viewing. There is a huge negative, though.


Price. Toshiba has slapped a price of US$1000 on it, and personally, I just think that's too much for a tablet like this. But, there are some people out there who want a 13.3-inch tablet, and it's all about justifying a purchase.

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