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Download of the Day: Defraggler 2.01.239

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 8:58 am

Our Download of the Day today is Defraggler 2.01.239.

 

Most defrag tools only allow you to defrag an entire drive. Defraggler lets you specify one or more files, folders, or the whole drive to defragment.

 

When Defraggler reads or writes a file, it uses the exact same techniques that Windows uses. Using Defraggler is just as safe for your files as using Windows.

 

At a glance, you can see how fragmented your hard drive is. Defraggler's drive map shows you blocks that are empty, not fragmented, or needing defragmentation.

 

• Give your hard drive a quick touch-up with Quick Defrag

• Organizes empty disk space to further prevent fragmentation

• Defragment while you sleep - and wake up with a faster PC. Set Defraggler to run daily, weekly or monthly

• Full Windows OS and Multi-lingual support

• Boot time defrag of system files

• Supports 37 major languages

 

Defraggler is made by Piriform, the company that also brought you CCleaner and Recuva, so is completely free!

 

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Deal of the Day: Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W Konica Minolta Laser Printer for $109.95 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Printers & Scanners | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 8:12 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the B&H Photo Video - Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W Konica Minolta Laser Printer for $109.95 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: This Konica Minolta MagiColor 1600W color laser printer with up to 1200 x 600 resolution, up to 20 ppm black, 5ppm color, USB connectivity, and 1 year warranty is just $109.95 with FREE shipping. Expires 1/2/2011.

 

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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 7:39 am

The latest happenings from around the web - December 22nd, 2010

 

Systems

 

- Sony VAIO VPCZ137GX/S Notebook @ TechReviewSource

- Acer Aspire 5551G-4591 15.6-in AMD Turion II Notebook @ PC Perspective

- TR's Christmas 2010 system guide @ Tech Report

 

Motherboard

 

- ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme Motherboard Preview @ Legit Reviews

- Biostar TH67XE Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

- Foxconn P67A-S Sandy Bridge LGA1155 @ Vortez UK

- Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Palit GTX 570 Sonic Platinum @ tbreak

- AMD Mecha HK-2207 DirectX 11 Demo Now Available @ NGOHQ

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Android and WP7 tablets coming from Viliv at CES

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 5:38 am

It seems like every day another company is announcing a tablet unveiling at CES. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Viliv, who are going to be unveiling two new Android tablets and a Windows 7 based tablet at CES.

 

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Details are fairly sketchy at this point, but what is known is that the Android based tablets will be called to X7 and X10, with the X10 tabbed as having the longest battery life of any 10 inch tablet. The X70 "slate" will be Windows 7 based and is being hailed as "most slim and light Windows 7 based tablet in the world." More to come at the official unveiling in a couple of weeks.

Gigabyte's upcoming ASUS ROG killer's packaging pictured

By: Don Lynn | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 4:57 am

Yeah yeah, we know; size isn't everything. That being said, it's hard not to snap your neck turning your head when you see packaging like the folks at bit-tech grabbed a picture of while visiting with Gigabyte about their upcoming big-time motherboard.

 

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That's Gigabyte's deputy director of motherboard marketing Tim Handley with the actual retail packaging of their upcoming, as of now unnamed flagship motherboard. Judging by the box, this motherboard's going to be enormous or be VERY safely packaged with a ton of extras. Solid state capacitors, and on-board SSDs were mentioned by bit-tech as "rumblings" but there's nothing official at this time. Regardless, we're very excited to see more.

Find my iPhone PSA: Use Safari if you're not on Snow Leopard

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 4:46 am

Find my iPhone is a feature that many iPhone owners find very useful if their precious device falls victim to either thieves or flat out forgetfulness. A columnist for dealnews found a funky problem with the now free feature to track down his iPhone that had been stolen at a coffee shop: it didn't work in Google Chrome.

 

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Apparently the problem isn't with Chrome; Find my iPhone plays nicely with Google's browser under one condition: you're running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). If you're running an earlier version of OS X, you have to use Safari. Otherwise, you ger a blue screen stating "Find My iPhone is unavailable due to a connection error." This may not be a problem a whole lot of you will face, but panic in the face of a lost iPhone is no laughing matter.

Brando introduces USB 3.0 SATA hard drive dock

By: Don Lynn | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 4:06 am

Looking for a multifunctional USB 3.0 device? You may not have to look any farther than the Brando SATA hard drive dock that has been upgraded to include USB 3.0 connectivity.

 

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These docks aren't exactly big news, but this dock boasts a feature that others lack: three fully usable USB 3.0 ports incorporated into the dock itself. No more reaching for your case to use your shiny new USB 3.0 device. Sounds good? You might need to check your bank balance; the price comes in at a hefty $140.

Auzentech releases X-Meridian 7.1 2G sound card

By: Don Lynn | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 4:00 am

Auzentech is well known among PC audiophiles for producing some of the best soundcards in the business. They are looking to build off of the popularity of the X-Meridian card with their newest release, the X-Meridian 7.1 2G.

 

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Upgrades include Auzen's new new Advanced Driver Software Architecture (ADSA ) for the C-Media CMI8788 Oxygen HD PCI Audio Processor and Xear3D sound technology. The card still boasts the Dolby Digital Live™ Real-Time Content Encoder and DTS CONNECT functionality as well. The 2G is available now for $159.99.

LG Optimus 2X coming to T-Mobile USA in March?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 22, 2010 1:46 am

LG's Optimus 2X was announced a few days ago and the US was left out of it's reach, obviously "FFFUUUU" was probably thought of by thousands nation-wide.

 

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But, it is rumored that T-Mobile will be launching the Optimus 2X in late February or early March. It would be a major staple for T-Mobile because of it's powerhouse specs, dual-core processor, HSPA+ and the promise of Gingerbread in the form of an update will surely be a hot seller for T-Mobile.

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