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Syte Shirt holds your iPhone geek style

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 4:00 pm

If you are a serious geek that likes to show off your geekiness there are all manner of shirts and other clothing items that will do the deed. None of them will mark you as geek as much as the Syte shirt. This black t-shirt has a pocket in the front that you can cram your iPhone or iPod touch into.


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The shirt will hold the device in either portrait or landscape modes. The clear pocket will allow you to show the people around you what you are watching, even if you can't see it yourself. I guess this shirt is sort of like the people that spend money to put screens in the headrests of two seat cars just so the people behind them can see what they are watching.

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Hitachi and partners develop new HDD tech - provides 8-fold density increase

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 10:17 am

Hitachi along with Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) - a public-sector body that promotes research of energy efficient technology, National University Corporation Tokyo Institute of Technology as well as Kyoto University have together developed a new hard drive data recording technology that has promised to increase data density 8-fold.


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Together they have developed a new patterning tech for the magnetized bits that are laid on the platters - which are only 10nm in size. This new technology is made possible by using new materials, and also the use of a self-arranged phenomenon of polymer materials.

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Apple buy HP land to expand their HQ

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 10:07 am

HP announced a few months ago that it has planned to move out of the area in the below picture, Apple have purchased the 98 acre area of land that will roughly double their current HQ in Cupertino.


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The move helps Apple, as they're bigger than ever right now - they have hired an extra 12, 300 employees which raises their workforce to 46, 600 workers - many of them in Cupertino.

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ASRock P67 Transformer Motherboard Video Hands-on

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 7:52 am

Yesterday we visited the ASRock headquarters here in Taipei and Chris Lee, Marketing Manager, was on hand to give us a full hands-on video look at their upcoming P67 Transformer motherboard.



The Transformer is an upcoming motherboard based on the Intel Sandy Bridge P67 Express chipset and should go on sale in early December. But what is so special about this motherboard and what gives it the right to attain the "Transformer" moniker?


You would expect a P67 motherboard to come with support for an upcoming Socket LGA-1155 processor from Intel, but in typical ASRock style, their on the toes engineers have come up with yet another unique idea. Most users with a current generation LGA-1156 Lynnfield processor now would probably be on a P55 based motherboard. ASRock came up with the idea of allowing users to experience all the new performance benefits of the P67 chipset while using their existing processor.


P55's chipset is PCI Express 1.0, while the upcoming P67 chipset is PCI Express 2.0. Chris commented that the P67 offers better storage performance over SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0 because of the extra bandwidth on offer with PCI Express 2.0.


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Watch the video above for the full run-down and what makes this motherboard special. Not a bad idea at all!

Download of the Day: CCleaner 3.01.1327

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 6:28 am

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.01.1327.


CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)


Cleans the following:


• Internet Explorer

• Firefox

• Google Chrome

• Opera

• Safari

• Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.

• Registry cleaner

• Third-party applications

• 100% Spyware FREE


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PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai set to become Sony President?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 6:00 am

A report out by Bloomberg is saying that Sony is looking to take the current CEO of Sony, Howard Stringer and replace him with PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai.


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Howard stepped up to the CEO plate in 2009, would keep his role as CEO and chairman but it's said that putting "fresh blood" in as "deputy" will both make Howard's job easier and give whoever gets the Deputy position a chance to shine and show they can handle the reigns of the position if he ever moves on.

Crytek's Cevat Yerli says "PC is easily a generation ahead"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 5:00 am

I don't know about "a generation" ahead, as every generation of GPU's is "next-gen", and I would put it at close to 6 - 7 generations ahead in terms of what the consoles can process versus a top of the line PC with multiple GPU's, etc. But, Cevat Yerli from Crytek has stated that PC is a "generation ahead" of current generation consoles and has discussed the impact console development is having on the PC market.


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"As long as the current console generation exists," claims Yerli, "and as long as we keep pushing the PC as well, the more difficult it will be to really get the benefit of both."

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Russia set to spend $2 billion on cleaning up space

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 4:00 am

You may not be able to see them from standing outside and looking up in the sky - but there is literally tonnes and tonnes of 'space junk' floating around just outside the Earth's atmosphere.


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Russia has announced they are planning on spending $2 billion on a craft to clean up around 600 pieces of the space junk.

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Zediva streams movies straight from DVD players to your PC

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 3:47 am

The newest movie streaming startup Zediva has an interesting way of circumventing licensing requirements and other issues that Netflix, Hulu, and other well known streaming services have to deal with. Their process? Offering rental of a DVD player and DVD for a fixed amount of time and then streaming the media to you.


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According to Zediva founder Venky Srinivasan, "Our users rent a physical DVD, along with a DVD player from us for a fixed amount of time. They then control that DVD player remotely over the internet - and stream the movie privately to themselves. Think of it as a really long cable and a really long remote control." This workaround allows Zediva to charge lower prices than the competition: $1.99 per movie and ten movies for $10. Movies can also be re-rented for free for up to 14 days. Movies can be rented out just like in any Brick and mortar store.

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New Acer tablet to be powered by AMD Bobcat APU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 26, 2010 3:00 am

Wow, it actually looks swish - below, we have a picture and some details on an upcoming Acer tablet, which to be different to the norm, is running in unnamed hardware from AMD.


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While it should be the Bobcat APU - it of course can't be fully confirmed. Digitimes is reporting that it's running an AMD C-50 "Ontario" APU. The chip includes a Radeon HD 6250 graphics-core and fits into a 9W package. It should give the device great performance and power-consumption which is perfect for a tablet.

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