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Deepcool's Dracula high-end VGA cooler ready to suck some heat

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 3:36 pm

Deepcool has just announced a new high-end graphics card cooler under its "Gamer Storm" series, oddly dubbed the Dracula. While there doesn't appear to be any blood sucking attributes here, it looks like its taste for "heat" is its substitute, being able to handle the hungriest, hottest of GPUs out there.

 

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The Dracula uses a convex copper base with two large aluminum heatsinks and a mass of L-shaped heatpipes, no less than 12 of them in fact. It's possible to equip the Dracula with up to three 140mm sized fans, or four 120mm fans and all the mounting hardware is bundled to make this possible with ease.

 

The cooler supports NVIDIA GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560, GTX 480, GTX 470 and GTX 460 as well as AMD HD 6970, HD 6950, HD 6870, HD 6850, HD 5770, HD 5670, HD 4870 and HD 4850 video cards. A definitive shipping date or price tag has not yet been revealed.

Extended trailer for Resident Evil: Revelations online

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 2:24 pm

A new extended trailer has gone up on YouTube from Capcom showing off its next upcoming Resident Evil title for the 3DS; Revelations.

 

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The trailer premiered at the 2011 Tokyo Game Show (TGS) where Resident Evil producer, Masachika Kawata announced that Revelations will be taking the series back to its survival horror roots and should be seen as a direct sequel to Resident Evil 5.

 

 

A little earlier in the year, Kawata said :-

 

Unlike Mercenaries, which is all about shooting action, Revelations is all about survival horror, the very genre Resident Evil established. We actually think of Revelations as a direct sequel to Resident Evil 5 and it will be full of new, innovative ideas and characters.

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Speedlink releases Xanthos gaming headset for PC, 360 and PS3

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 1:32 pm

SpeedLink, makers of the well received Medusa series of gaming headsets from years past, has just launched a new model into its lineup, the Xanthos stereo gaming headset.

 

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Compatible with Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, it is a lightweight offering at just 310 grams whilst promising to deliver crystal clear audio along with deep bass and sharp treble.

 

It sports a flexible headband with padded earcups, a rugged fold-away mic, LED lighting, an in-line remote giving volume adjustment and mic muting and has a 3 meter-long cable.

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G.Skill now offering tech support in our forums

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 12:53 pm

We are pleased to announce that G.Skill has started offering technical support in the TweakTown Forums.

 

G.Skill make some of the highest overclockable RAM on the market and also know a thing or two about SSDs, too. They are here to provide support for their products.

 

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Head on over to the G.Skill support forum and ask your questions or just stop by and say hello!

ASRock chime in on the whole MSI/GIGABYTE PCI-E 3.0 fight

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 12:09 pm

A couple weeks back we saw MSI make a bold claim that GIGABYTE's "PCI-Express 3.0" implementation on many of its motherboards is, to have put it bluntly, "Fake". MSI even went to the extent of creating a number of detailed slides to express their views on why GB is supposedly misleading its buyers with the "Ready for Native PCIe Gen.3" tag on as many as 40 of its motherboards.

 

Of course, it wasn't difficult to imagine GIGABYTE would respond at some point in relation to this claim, and sure enough, that occured just the other day.

 

With that being a somewhat wishy washy response in unsurprising defence, what I felt particularly news worthy was ASRock's comedic approach to the whole situation, with a new advertisement showing up via its Facebook page that puts its own range of PCI-E 3.0-ready boards up on a pedestal, not that they ever really came down off it seeing as they were one of the first to roll in PCI-E 3.0-ready boards anyway.

 

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Aww... no love for the poor ole' Z68X-UD7 here.

Download of the Day: Evernote 4.5.1.5432

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 9:36 am

Our Download of the Day today is Evernote 4.5.1.5432.

 

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.

 

Stop forgetting things. Capture everything now so you will be able to find it all later.

 

• Tasks and to-dos

• Notes and research

• Web pages

• Whiteboards

• Business cards

• Scribbles

• Snapshots

• Wine labels

 

And then find them all any time across all the computers and devices you use. How does Evernote do it?

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 4.5.1.5432

 

- Improved checklist creation. Checkboxes now act like bullet points. Enter key creates new line with a checkbox

- Improved Sync functionality

- Decrypted text no longer re-encrypts automatically after 30 seconds

- Incremental search fix

- Display fix for audio longer than 100 mins

- Copy / Past of image fix

- Numerous other bug fixes

 

Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: AKG K142HD High Definition Headphones - $72.95 + $8 Shipping!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 9:04 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Electronics-Expo.com - AKG K142HD High Definition Headphones - $72.95 + $8 Shipping!.

 

Offer: Electronics Expo has the AKG K142HD High Definition Headphones for just $72.95. After the $8 shipping, it comes to just $80.95, which is a fantastic price for this high end headphone!

 

AKG K142HD HIGH DEFINITION HEADPHONES SALE

 

Use coupon code: LSDA092211 for the discount. Expires 09/30/2011.

 

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Spotify to open to the entire US, 6 months of free service

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 8:09 am

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is well aware that the music streaming battle has just begun, with invites now disappearing because... well, the flood gates are open and it's available to everyone. 6 months free, no subscription required. At the moment, this cannot be fully verified by Spotify, but if it is true, what happens to those who have been paying for Unlimited or Premium subscriptions? The move from Spotify is quite the large one, with previous news fresh from a few hours ago that Spotify will integrate with Facebook allowing people to listen to songs together.

 

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At the moment, the news is a bit hot off the oven, but with competitors MOG and Rdio both recently introducing free or "freemium" plans, it is hard to think how these businesses would be turning in a profit.

NVIDIA to release special drivers for Battlefield 3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 7:30 am

With the Battlefield 3 beta less than a week away, NVIDIA have revealed they are working on releasing a brand new, custom driver just in time for the BF3 beta. The new Battlefield 3-specific GeForce drivers are expected to make the beta run smooth, without any driver incompatibilities, something that plagued the Bad Company 2 beta. The new drivers are said to take full advantage of NVIDIA hardware, with the ability to max out features such as tessellation.

 

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The drivers are also expected to bring better performance across the board on NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. There's no news from the red team if they'll be releasing BF3 optimized drivers, but there's still a week to go.

Evoz intros the next-generation of baby monitoring

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 5:00 am

Have a baby at home and use traditional baby monitors? I feel your pain. They are slow, drop out, have limited options and are usually clunky. This is where Evoz have stepped in with the next-generation of baby monitoring. Evoz use a system that works over iOS and will ship on October 4. No separate receiver is required, all you need is an iOS-based device like an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and they can function as both the receiver and monitor.

 

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Alternatively, you could purchase the Evoz hardware monitor and use your iOS device as the receiver. The app alerts you to cries, monitors bubs sleeping behavior to derive patterns and even connects you to a network of experts to help you with your concerns. It works from Wi-Fi and cellular connections because it is based on the iOS operating system, thus it will work anywhere you have Internet access.

 

In addition to this, the system tracks your child's sleeping and crying patterns, matches the information to the data anonymously collected from others of the same age and shows you where your child fits in. How awesome is that? Evoz has gone as far as partnering with sleep consultants and will be adding additional "baby experts" and behavior specialists to its network, allowing parents to rech out with questions. At first, this will be available over email only, but later down the track over the phone will be added.

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