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Colorful unveils IGame single slot NVIDIA GTS 450 video card

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 7:04 pm

I can remember back when I first got into PC gaming in a big way, the video cards were all single slots. I remember the first time I heard a card was going to need two slots, I thought that a dual slot card would never catch on. Here we are today with dual slot video cards being normal and single slot cards being the parts we rarely see. Most of our rigs can handle a dual slot card without any issues, but for some uses, you need a thin card that takes up less space.

 

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A Chinese company called Colorful has shown off a new concept card that is in the works that is a single slot card with an interesting PCB design. The video card is a single slot NVIDIA GTS 450 card with a copper plate heat sink and what appears to be an aluminum tunnel system on top for shooting air across the hot GPU.

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Hitachi GST ships three different 3TB storage devices

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 6:02 pm

It seems like storage capacities in traditional HDDs are growing every time I look around. Hitachi has announced that it is now shipping a line of new storage products that each has 3TB of storage capacity. The new HDDs are said to be the first HDDs to pass the 2.2TB capacity limit on 32-bit Windows XP machines with no extra hardware needed.

 

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Hitachi is now shipping a new internal HDD kit that has all that someone wanting to upgrade either computer to 3TB of storage needs. The kit includes the 3TB 7200rpm Deskstar HDD, instructions, software to allow most OS's to see all the storage space as one big drive, and screws needed. The HDD uses a 64MB buffer and the 6Gb/s SATA interface. The 3TB HDD kit is shipping this week and will sell for $250.

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Super Mario All-Stars for Wii has four classic games on one disc

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 5:04 pm

I would be willing to bet that any gamer that was around when the Super Nintendo game system came out way back in the day spent time playing Super Mario Bros. That was the game to have and probably the title I spent most of my summers playing as a kid. It's hard to get away from the fact that Mario is turning 25 this year and to celebrate Nintendo has been offering up some special titles.

 

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The latest of the special titles is called Super Mario All-Stars. The game is for the Wii and is a limited edition package that has four classic Mario games that you can play on the Wii console. Along with the games, the special bundle also has a soundtrack CD and a commemorative book with illustrations from the game.

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Seagate offers green HDD with industry's highest performance

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 4:22 pm

When it comes to storage, Seagate is one of the biggest names in the storage industry with its line of offerings for computers and enterprise use. Seagate is big on green storage and has unveiled a new line of HDDs that it claims have the industry's highest performance while sipping power. The new line is called the Barracuda Green hard drive.

 

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The drives spin at 5900 rpm, which is the fastest in the industry for green drives. The drives are also the first to use 4K sectors in the desktop segment. In addition to sipping power, the drives are also made with green practices. The drives can be 70% of more recycled and use low halogen compounds. The new line of drives is offered in 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB with all shipping right now. The line was formerly known as the Barracuda LP series.

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Mobile App of the Day: VidTrim for Android

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 3:38 pm

Our Mobile App of the Day today is VidTrim for Android.

 

Most Android phones out there are able to take videos. Unfortunately, videos take up a lot of space on your memory card and a lot of times you only want to share a piece of your videos. VidTrim is here to help.

 

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VidTrim is simple to use; just open the app, choose your video, and use the sliders to cut your target video down to size. Unlike similar paid apps, VidTrim is completely free to download and use. If you're looking for a simple and free video editor, check out VidTrim in the Android Market or scan the QR code after the break.

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Google says they'll have failed if Chrome OS and Cloud Computing don't become the norm

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 1:30 pm

Google seems to love to aim high, they also have a bucket load of faith in their upcoming Chrome OS. So much faith that they see it as a massive shift in computing use.

 

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Chrome OS product manager Caesar Sengupta said in an interview:

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Android Market to get a makeover, Cover-Flow style look

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 1:00 pm

The Android Market is looking to start over, the apps will stay the same but the look and feel will give the Market a complete overhaul of it's current state.

 

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On the home screen of the Market there will be a new carousel feature that allows users to flip through apps in a "Cover-Flow" style look. There are also new categories "Live Wallpapers" and "Widgets" and there are promises of more categories for popular apps in the future.

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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 11:03 am

The latest happenings from around the web - December 14th, 2010

 

CPU

 

- Intel Core i7-800 Processor Series @ ixbitlabs

- AMD Phenom II Six Core 1100T Thuban vs i7 920 @ Erodov

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Marking Time: 3DMark 11 Performance Explored @ Hot Hardware

- ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black Video Card @ Madshrimps

- Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Video Card @ ThinkComputers

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Case @ eTeknix

- Antec LanBoy Air Gamer Case @ Tweak.dk

- Seasonic X-series 850W PSU @ Pureoverclock

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Deal of the Day: ThinkPad T410 with Core i7 and 4GB of Memory for $1061! ThinkPad T510 for $919 and X201 for $1039

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 8:58 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - ThinkPad T410 with Core i7 and 4GB of Memory for $1061! ThinkPad T510 for $919 and X201 for $1039.

 

Offer: The three laptops for today's deal all ship for FREE (express) and all have 4GB of memory along with an Intel Core i5 or i7 prcoessor. If you're looking for a 14" loaded laptop, the T410 is the one to look at today. 15.6"? Pick the T510 laptop. Portability is what you want? The favorites among many, the ThinkPad X201. The ecoupons do expire today though so hop to it. Expires 12/13/10.

 

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Download of the Day: Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.1.10.165

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 8:01 am

Our Download of the Day today is Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.1.10.165.

 

Auslogics Disk Defrag is a compact and fast defragmentation tool that supports both FAT 16/32, and NTFS file systems. It's supplied with advanced disk optimization techniques, which will remedy your system sluggishness and crashes caused by disk fragmentation.

 

Disk fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startups and shutdowns. Auslogics Disk Defrag is designed for fast defragmentation of modern hard disks.

 

Features:

 

• Defrag and optimize

• Free space consolidation

• System files smart placement

• Keeping the MFT reserved zone clear

• Single file or folder defragmentation

• List of fragmented files

• Auto-defrag mode

• Scheduled defragmentation

• Customizing disk defrag

• Multiple languages

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 3.1.10.165

 

- Added new languages

- Fixed all known bugs

- Corrected localization mistakes

- Improved installer

 

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