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Gigabyte unveils budget GZ-P5 computer case

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 4:06 pm

Any fan of computers and computer hardware will know right away the name Gigabyte. The company is a major player in the computer hardware market with mainboards and other gear and the company has notebooks and a lot more. The latest product to surface from the company is a budget computer chassis that budget shoppers might like to check out called the GZ-P5.

 

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The case isn't flashy like some of the high-end offerings you will run across from Cooler Master and others, but it has the basic features that most people want and a price tag a fraction of the price that most high-end cases command. Gigabyte is offering the GZ-P5 for around $30. Yes, you read that right, a name brand computer chassis at $30. For the most part the specs of the case are decent given the price.

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Trendnet offers a pair of new USB 3.0 HDD enclosures

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 3:02 pm

I am sure that there are tons of people out there that have old 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch HDDs lying around that are doing nothing other than collecting dust. Those drives are probably still good and you just don't want to trash them. Trendnet has a couple new external HDD enclosures that will let you take those old drives and make blazing fast external storage out of them. The new enclosures include the Trendnet TU3-S35 and the TU3-S25.

 

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The two enclosures have the same features with one notable exception. The S35 supports 3.5-inch SATA I or II HDDs and the S25 supports only 2.5-inch SATA I and II HDDs. Both of the enclosures connect directly to the USB 3.0 port offering up to 5Gbps of transfer speed. The enclosures will support drives with up to 1TB or more of storage space.

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Download of the Day: Notepad++ 5.8.3

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 10:44 am

Our Download of the Day today is Notepad++ 5.8.3.

 

Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL Licence.

 

Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

 

• Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding

• WYSIWYG

• User Defined Syntax Highlighting

• Auto-completion

• Multi-Document

• Multi-View

• Regular Expression Search/Replace supported

• Full Drag 'N' Drop supported

• Dynamic position of Views

• File Status Auto-detection

• Zoom in and zoom out

• Multi-Language environment supported

• Bookmark

• Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting

• Macro recording and playback

 

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Deal of the Day: 15.6" HD LED-backlit Dell Inspiron 15 with Intel Dual Core, 4GB Memory, 320GB HD, DVD Burner, Wireless-G, and More for $479.99 plus Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 10:06 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Home - 15.6" HD LED-backlit Dell Inspiron 15 with Intel Dual Core, 4GB Memory, 320GB HD, DVD Burner, Wireless-G, and More for $479.99 plus Shipping!.

 

Offer: Dell home has a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop at just $479.99 plus shipping after $125 instant discount. This 15.6" LED-backlit TFT equipped laptop includes a 2.3Ghz Intel Dual-Core T4500 processor, 4GB DDR2 SDRAM, 320GB hard drive, 8x DVD+/-RW DL, 802.11b/g wireless, 6-cell LiOh battery, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and a 1 year warranty. Expires 11/11/10 at 5:55AM CT.

 

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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 9:23 am

The latest happenings from around the web - November 3rd, 2010

 

Systems

 

- Gateway ID49C11u Notebook @ Techreviewsource

- HP EliteBook 2540p @ Digitaltrends

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Mid-Range NVIDIA GPU Battle: GTX 460 vs. GTX 470 @ Hot Hardware

- NVidia GeForce GTS 450 SLI Performance @ Ninjalane

- The Latest nVidia GTX580 news @ Kitguru

- MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC Edition and ZOTAC AMP! Edition 1GB GeForce GTX 460 @ Futurelooks

- StarCraft II Performance Benchmarks: 3D Vision Tested on Nvidia DX11 Video Cards @ HiTechLegion

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Mobile App of the Day: Photospeak

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 5:25 am

Our Mobile App of the Day today is Photospeak.

 

Sending pictures to a friend's email or text inbox is something anyone can do. How would you like a way to give those photos of you a voice and personalized message? It's possible with Photospeak.

 

 

Photospeak allows users to integrate voice messages with photos from their album or with 3D avatars. You can also purchase items to add to photos like hair, glasses, and other "accessories" to dress up your photos. The latest update now has taken away the requirement of an internet connection for creating new faces as well as updating video sharing options. Now you can share your Photospeak videos via Facebook, email, or save them in your Photo Album for later use. The app is $2.99 and available on Android and iOS devices, so search PhotoSpeak in the Android Market or grab it on iTunes.

Recent Mac virus threats has three companies jumping on the Mac antivirus train

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 4:52 am

The "Macs don't get viruses" argument has been pretty tired for a while now, and with the recent Koobface and Boonana malware threats Sophos, ESET, and Trend Micro have all released Mac-friendly security products to thwart viruses and malware aimed at the Mac platform.

 

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The Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition is a free antivirus that is designed to protect against viruses, malware, and other threats; "even those designed for Windows." ESET Cybersecurity is a spinoff of their NOD32 Antivirus that requires a yearly subscription but also includes educational tools for staying safe online. Trend Micro's Worry-Free Business Security 7 now offers an advanced version of their Windows product that is Mac compatible.

 

Hopefully these products hitting the market can be a step towards getting the uneducated to stop using the "Macs don't get viruses" line as a reason to buy one...

Foursquare implementing business owner flagging to crack down on "armchair mayors"

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 4:37 am

Apparently, Foursquare mayordom is serious business. In an attempt to foil users who are checking in near locations instead of at locations that are trying to rack up check-ins to become mayor and reap all the benefits attached to the title, Foursquare is allowing business owners to flag users that are not in the business while checking in.

 

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Going on the premise that business owners would recognize regular patrons and their visiting habits, this option is above and beyond the GPS location verification that was implemented a few months ago. Foursquare stated that "If a Mayor is flagged by a business owner, they'll be removed from office immediately and the next user in line will take over as Mayor. We're still in the very early stages of experimenting with this feature and will most likely be tweaking it based on feedback from business owners." Take that, armchair mayors.

Apple is increasing the preview of songs on iTunes to 90 seconds

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 3:39 am

All without telling the music labels? How nice of Apple!

 

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With this news, Apple are increasing the preview of a song from 30 seconds to 90 seconds - for the consumer, us... that is great, but for the actual music labels - without telling them, is a bit harsh. Apple have said to them, that the change is happening - whether they like it or not as it's for their own good.

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A flood of NVIDIA GeForce GTX580 leaks, news, and rainbows

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 3:15 am

This is a bit of an added news bit to something I posted a few days ago in regards to the so close we can smell it cooking on the BBQ - GeForce GTX580 card. Some of the info was missing, and other sites are filling this gap.

 

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We now have a "close to confirmed" TDP of 244W - slightly lower than the 480's rated 250W. Texture fillrate was flagged as one of the bottlenecks of the GTX480 - with the 580 effectively doubling the TMU to 128 - other than these fixes, it's a "fixed" release of the GTX480, something that the GTX480 was meant to be at launch, but cut down for various reasons.

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