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Gmail for Android available, features slide-out navigation and new inbox

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Apps | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:02 pm

AndroidPolice have gotten their hands on the latest Gmail APK that will be rolling out to all Android users over the coming weeks. The APK, version 4.5-694836, features the new slide-out navigation and redesigned inbox. Take a look for yourself:

 

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This update comes as part of Google's recently unveiled Gmail overhaul that introduced new tabs to help you become an e-mail power user. E-mail will automatically be sorted into various categories, including 'Social', 'Promotions', and 'Updates'. You can grab the APK from Source #1 below, or try Google Play. Don't be surprised if you don't have it quite yet--Google is slowly rolling it out over the next few weeks to all users.

EVGA debuts new Z87 Classified LGA 1150 motherboard at Computex Taipei 2013

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:00 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - EVGA has debuted their Z87 Classified motherboard at Computex. The Z87 Classified is the perfect foundation for your new Haswell-based desktop. Graphics could be provided by EVGA's recently unveiled GTX 780 Classified GPU.

 

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The Z87 Classified motherboard utilizes Intel's Z87 chipset for the recently released Haswell line of processors. It features support for up to 4-way Crossfire or SLI, thanks to having five PCIe-x16 expansion slots. The layout of the expansion slots allows for four dual-slot graphics cards, meaning you could theoretically slot in four GTX 780 Classifieds.

 

The board, as seen above, is mainly black with a few red accents. EVGA has even go so far as to redesign the memory trace layout and PCI-E layout. According to EVGA, the board has been "engineered for overclocking." Pricing and availability are currently unknown.

EVGA debuts new ITX BOX at Computex Taipei 2013

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:45 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - EVGA has debuted a new computer system at Computex. The ITX BOX, as it's called, is a small-form-factor system designed to be powerful and portable. This system features an integrated PSU capable of powering the latest GTX 780 and GTX Titan GPUs.

 

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It also features an integrated slot load drive to load up your new games and movies. Support for dual hard drives allows users to install multiple SSDs or HDDs in RAID, or an SSD and HDD for speed and mass storage. Details are slim, so price and availability are currently unknown. Look for more on this and a possible review once it launches.

ASUS debuts new Z87-A LGA 1150 motherboard at Computex Taipei 2013

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:30 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - ASUS has debuted their new Z87 motherboard. Dubbed the Z87-A, the new motherboard is compatible with Intel's recently released fourth-generation line of Core processors. These new Haswell-powered processors bring many improvements to the table and so does ASUS' new board.

 

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As you can see above, the new Z87-A motherboard features a black and gold color scheme. The main features of the board include support for LGA 1150-based processors, which are the Haswell-powered processors debuted by Intel this year at Computex. It features 4 DIMM slots and a maximum of 32GB of memory running at speeds of 2933.

 

The motherboard comes with six SATA 3 6Gbps ports, providing plenty of SATA ports for your hard drives and solid state drives. Three PCIe-x16 expansion slots allow you to due tri-SLI or quad-SLI with two dual-GPU cards. Crossfire is also supported, with quad-Crossfire requiring dual-GPU cards as well.

NZXT unveils 5th addition to Phantom gaming chassis lineup

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:15 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - NZXT has just unveiled the fifth iteration of its flagship Phantom series of PC cases. The Phantom 530 is a full-tower chassis with space for dual 200mm fans on top.

 

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Like the other cases in the Phantom line, the 530 features a front door covering the optical bays and power buttons. While the exterior is pretty much identical to other Phantoms in the series, the real differences begin to shine through when the side panels come off.

 

The Phantom 520 features space for up to six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives with an additional space for a single 2.5-inch SSD behind the motherboard tray. Room for a 360mm liquid cooling radiator is open up top with the 200mm fans, as well as space for a 240mm radiator down below.

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Twitter confirms they were down for some with site and API issues

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:12 pm

Twitter has confirmed that they had technical difficulties with their site and API, which resulted in downtime for some users. The issue lasted for around an hour, with Twitter confirming that "some users may be experiencing issues" with the micro-blogging site.

 

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Some users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.

 

The downtime seemed to be sporadic, with users reporting being able to access the site on some tries but not others. The API also appears to have been down, as reports from users say their third-party Twitter clients are unable to pull data from the social networking site.

 

According to Twitter, the issue was caused by an error in a routine change.

 

Due to an error in a routine change, Twitter was not available from 1:08pm PDT to 1:33pm PDT. We rolled back the erroneous change as soon as we identified the issue. Additionally, some users may have experienced Tweet delivery delay from 1:33pm PDT and 1:53pm PDT. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Microsoft now offers per-minute billing on Windows Azure

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:03 pm

Microsoft has debuted new per-minute billing for its Windows Azure cloud computing network. This new rate is just one of several billing-related changes implemented by Microsoft and detailed in a blog post earlier this morning. Other changes include not charging for stopped virtual machines.

 

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  • No charge for stopped VMs
  • Pay by the minute billing
  • MSDN use rights now supported on Windows Azure
  • Discounted MSDN dev/test rates
  • MSDN monetary credits
  • Added portal support for tracking MSDN monetary credit usage

 

Starting with the headlining change, Microsoft has introduced per-minute billing, a feature that Google already offers on its Google Compute Engine. Amazon Web Services charges by the hour, which is how Microsoft previously billed. This meant that a user would have to pay for the full hour, even if they used the system for just a few minutes.

 

Another change is Microsoft will no longer charge for stopped VMs, allowing developers to power off a VM over the weekend to save cash. Previously, developers would have been required to pay as Microsoft kept a reserved instance running, unless the deployment was explicitly deleted.

InWin unveils Tou, a radically designed new ATX full-tower chassis

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:00 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - InWin has just unveiled a new radically designed full-tower PC chassis dubbed the Tòu that is skinned in transparent 3M Safety Glass. That's right, an aluminum-framed, glass-skinned full-tower!

 

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The Tòu features a full aluminum frame that is covered in 3mm thick safety glass that is skinned in a Specular film that leaves the surface mirror-like when powered down and clear as crystal when the machine is powered on.

 

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Other features include support for a 360mm liquid cooling radiator and four sets of 120mm fans for optimal cooling performance. There is room for three 3.5-inch hard drives and two 2.5-inch solid state drives as well as enough room to fit GPUs up to 380mm long.

 

[Editor's note: The entire TweakTown team agrees: "Shut up and take our money!"]

InWin shows off Serenity 900W PSU at Computex 2013

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 9:45 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - InWin has just shown off its latest PSU, the Serenity 900W, at Computex 2013. The new 80+ Platinum certified PSU is Intel Haswell compatible and is said to deliver at least 92 percent efficiency at 50 percent load.

 

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The brushed metal Serenity 900W features a modular design and supports the latest ATX12V V2.4 & EPS12V V2.92 standards. A single 12-volt rail is present to provide maximum power to the CPU and GPU output lines.

 

Equipped with high quality, long-life Japanese capacitors and a Super Ferrite Choke, hte PSU's DC-DC design ensure this PSU will have a long and stable life even for the extreme overclocker. The Serenity 900W also features a double ball bearing Super Silent 120mm fan with active fan speed control.

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NZXT unveils yet another addition to its Hale82 V2 series of power supplies, this time in 700W form

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 9:30 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - NZXT has just unveiled another new addition to its Hale82 line of power supplies. The Hale82 V2 700W, features the same exterior and cooling fan as its smaller brother, the 550W V2 Hale82.

 

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NZXT's Hale82 V2 series is 80+ Bronze certified which operates at a high level of efficiency and is Intel Haswell compatible. This means the units are powerful and reliable enough for the most demanding gaming PC needs.

 

Like its little brother, the Hale82 V2 700W incorporates 100 percent Japanese capacitors and dual eight-pin connectors designed for high-end motherboards with extreme overclocking in mind. The Hale82 V2 700W also features a single 12-volt rail to ensure your GPUs and CPU get all the power they need.

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