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Download of the Day: UltraVNC

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 9:04 am

Our Download of the Day today is UltraVNC


UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location. If you provide computer support, you can quickly access your customer's computers from anywhere in the world and resolve helpdesk issues remotely! With addons like SingleClick your customers don't even have to pre-install software or execute complex procedures to get remote helpdesk support.


Key features: File transfer, Video driver, Optional Encryption Plugins, MS Logon, Text chat, Viewer Toolbar, Java Viewer with File Transfer , as well as Auto scaling and Server Side Scaling, Multiple-Monitors-support,Repeater/Proxy-support, Auto reconnection, good performances and tons of other functionalities.


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Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 7:46 am

The latest happenings from around the web - November 29th, 2010




- ECS Elitegroup A890GXM-A2 motherboard @ Hardware Overclock

- Gigabyte's P67A-UD7 Previewed - Intel Sandy Bridge Motherboard Breaks Cover @ Hot Hardware

- ASRock 880G Extreme3 @

- An early look at Gigabyte's P67A-UD7 motherboard @ Tech Report




- MSI R6850 and R6870 @ HT4U

- nVidia's Nick Stam addresses HAWX 'cheating' allegations @ Kitguru

- ASUS EAH 6850 DC and 6870 DC @ LostCircuits

- PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 PCS+ Call Of Duty Edition @ OverclockerClub

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Sony goes for a bunch of touchscreen patents - one of them hints at the new PSP

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 5:26 am

Sony have gone for a bunch of patent applications this week - all of them describing a single device with an interesting touchscreen interface. Obviously from the picture provided and no further detailed information, only guess work is at play.


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The applications suggest sliders, clamshells and slates. The inventors of these devices have a touchpad that is separate from the main screen - possibly on the back of the device as it's rumored on the PSP2.

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A peak at Acer's dual 14-inch touchscreen notebook

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 5:20 am

Ever felt like the need for a dual-screen laptop? Well, Engadget have had a sneak peak at some new Acer hardware - as they announced a range of new devices at a New York press conference last week, the message they were putting across? Keyboards are out, Kenny Powers is in (and by Kenny Powers, I mean touchscreen keyboards instead of the physical keys).


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Acer announced a range of tablets, with most of them Android-powered. Sizes of the tablets ranged from five to ten-inches each. Acer's Iconia laptop is the gem here - ditching the usual keyboard on a laptop for a 14-inch touchscreen which matches the main display. This is not something Acer are releasing and forgetting about, Acer has hinted this might be a change for them and it will be a first in a series of products that will unravel over the next few years.

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RumorTT: New Skype video chat for Facebook rumors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 5:11 am

The rumors for Skype & Facebook are happening again with a snippet of Facebook code as pictured below:


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Tal Alter, who develops Facebook apps discovered the code dubbed VideoChat while digging around during development of his own app. He said that the code "appears to have everything needed to introduce video chatting functionality".

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AMOLED shortage will turn into surplus in 2011

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 2:07 am

Samsung's Super AMOLED panels are being placed in countless smart phones right now, but a shortage of them is stopping them from being thrown in even more phones, this will soon change.


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Samsung Mobile Display factories are planning to bring another production facility online, while competitors in Korea, Taiwan and Singapore are increasing their production on AMOLED facilities also. China in the meantime is working on it's own OLED supply chain too.

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Apple MacBook Pro refresh to be a complete redesign?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 29, 2010 2:01 am

Itching for a new laptop? Well, Apple are looking to refresh the MacBook Pro line early next year and instead of a simple upgrade in specs we could see a complete redesign like the latest MacBook Air received.


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The new MacBook Pro is poised to move into SSD territory by offering up to 512GB of Solid State storage, the removal of the optical drive and it might include Light-Peak which will make it a first-ever debut into the market giving Apple the exclusive.

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Bill to split Telstra passed by Australian Senate - NBN finally?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 28, 2010 4:26 am

Finally - the future of this countries broadband seems to be making a step forward instead of sitting around gathering dust, the Australian Labor Party-backed National Broadband network is another step closer to reality as the Senate voted in favour of an AU$11 billion for Telstra's copper network.


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The vote also approves the split of Telstra into both a retail group and a wholesale network group. The House of Representatives will weigh in on Monday - with it looking like all thumbs up from them too.

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NVIDIA caught with their pants down in IQ tests?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 28, 2010 2:58 am

It's getting to be quite a kerfuffle lately... these IQ stories, it was only days ago people were accusing AMD of IQ tampering and now it seems NVIDIA has been messing with their own IQ, but it seems a bit sneakier.


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KitGuru has a lengthy article based on it - where HAWX is tested and when AA is used the IQ is lowered - giving an improvement in performance by 8%.

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