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OnLive Viewer iPad app allows you to view games in action

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 8, 2010 3:48 pm

OnLive has been making quite a name for themselves in the cloud-based gaming arena and now a new service is out there for those who would rather watch than play. The new OnLive viewer app for the iPad allows members to pick games currently running on their servers and watch the action anywhere.

 

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Actually playing games via the iPad is still in development and won't hit until next year, but this free app will give you a taste of what games could look like on the tablet. You can add new friends, chat, and rank "Brag Clip" gallery highlights from other members. A similar Android app is in the works as well. Check out the demo at the Source Link.

Google's CR-48 Chrome OS laptop shipping from Inventec

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 8, 2010 3:39 pm

Google's new Chrome OS is a whole lot closer to getting its test drive today. Inventec has begun shipping the CR-48 testing laptop to Google and reports show that the number coming is around 60,000.

 

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This laptop, which comes unbranded, will be divvied out by Google to the lucky beta testers they choose who either signed up through their site or scored one through various other means. There's no branding on this sleek little 12.1" device that comes in all black. Retail models are expected to hit in mid-2011 from Acer and Samsung, provided there's no delays in the current timeline.

Download of the Day: ImgBurn 2.5.3.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 8, 2010 11:06 am

Our Download of the Day today is ImgBurn 2.5.3.0.

 

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!

 

It has several 'Modes', each one for performing a different task:

 

• Read - Read a disc to an image file

• Build - Create an image file from files on your computer or network - or you can write the files directly to a disc

• Write - Write an image file to a disc

• Verify - Check a disc is 100% readable. Optionally, you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct

• Discovery - Put your drive / media to the test! Used in combination with DVDInfoPro, you can check the quality of the burns your drive is producing

 

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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 8, 2010 9:49 am

The latest happenings from around the web - December 8th, 2010

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H (Intel H67 Chipset) Video Preview @ Funkykit

- Asus Sabertooth X58: a Mainboard for Life (of Your PC) @ XBit Labs

- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0): High LGA1366 Functionality at Low Cost @ XBit Labs

 

CPU

 

- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @ HT4U

- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE, Phenom II X2 565 BE y Athlon II X3 455 @ CHW

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Futuremark 3DMark 11 Benchmark @ Ninjalane

- A Look at Futuremark's 3DMark 11 @ Techgage

- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 @ CHW

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Google teams up with Verizon to ship every Chrome OS device with 3G

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 8, 2010 4:11 am

Google has just announced a partnership with Verizon Wireless to provide 3G wide area network (WAN) coverage on each Google Chrome OS device. Each device will receive 100MB of data for free each month for two years.

 

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Google's Chromebook is part of this and has been seen as a cloud computing device, a device that gives users the option to stay connected to the web via the browser constantly.

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Angry Birds flies into Nokia's Ovi Store

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 8, 2010 2:51 am

Angry Birds - it's in the hearts of casual gamers virtually everywhere. iOS, Android and now Nokia. Nokia's Ovi Store has just gotten Angry Birds and it is already popular.

 

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Nokia have also announced they've been pushing out 3.5 million downloads per day with 250, 000 users signing up to the store daily. Angry Birds is currently the #1 downloaded app in Australia.

Google's Chrome Browser hits 120 million users

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 8, 2010 1:03 am

Let's rewind to May of 2009, Google had reported 70 million Chrome users. Just today they have reached 120 million users on a daily basis. This is a huge jump for Google.

 

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It's currently number 3 in the browser market with 9.26 percent overall share. Chrome's product manager Sundar Pichai announced today that Google will be making the browser even faster with an enhancement called "Crankshaft", he explains:

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LG LU3000 in Korean stores in a week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 8, 2010 12:54 am

LG's LU3000 is set to hit Korean shelves in a week, powered by a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 chip with the ability of 1080p video playback on it's spec list it also goes hand in hand with it's HDMI output and DLNA capabilities.

 

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Following those specs is a 3.8-inch screen which outputs 800x480 resolution, a 5 megapixel camera on the back and a slightly modified Android 2.2 OS. The LU3000 should go for 800,000KRW ($705) but no plans to ship this outside of Korea.

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NVIDIA shows the benefits of multi-core processors for smartphones and tablets

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 8, 2010 12:43 am

NVIDIA is on a roll right now, 2 'new' GPU's out - currently owning up the GPU world with their 5 series and now they're touting the benefits of their multi-core processors for mobile devices.

 

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There's talk of Tegra 2 which is now shipping for tablets and also appearing in some smartphones. NVIDIA are putting their foot firmly on the ground and saying that dual-core processors will be "the standard" for 2011.

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