Any adult male that likes to be known as Tron Guy and wears a homemade replica of the original Tron suit for the 80's flick isn't all there in my book. I bet Jay Maynard peed his Tron Underoos when he heard that Legacy was coming to theaters. As the story goes, Tron Guy called up a local theater in Michigan and told them he was coming to watch Tron: Legacy in his Tron suit.
The theater staff told him that he would not be allowed to watch the flick wearing his suit. Apparently, a middle aged, pudgy dude in a Tron suit is distracting. Who knew? I took my son to see the flick last weekend when it opened and he liked it, though he asked me tons of questions and I didn't get to watch as close as I wanted.
It's a bit ironic that my son is nine and I was nine when the original flick came out at the theater. I still remember going to see it with my dad, maybe in 20-ish years when the third Tron flick comes out my son can take his kid. Legacy has much better visuals (naturally) and it was a cool flick if you haven't seen it you should go.
I like to see what's on the inside of my gadgets and hardware as much as the next geek as long as that doesn't mean I have to kill my gear. If you like gaming RAM for the speed and performance you probably know that each time a new set of RAM comes out it has increasingly garish and complex looking heat sinks to help keep it cool. Most of the heat sinks are for looks as much as cooling through. If you prefer your hardware to look like hardware with no aluminum or flashing lights Kingmax has your memory.
The company has just unveiled a new set of fast 2400MHz DRAM modules that have no heat sink. The RAM is designed for overclocking and is the only module that can operate at 2400Mhz without a heat sink according to the maker. The Nano Gaming RAM uses nano thermal dissipation tech to cool the chips.
The RAM promises bandwidth of 19.2GB/sec with 1.65v of power. Latencies are 9-11-9-27 and the maker promises the RAM is perfect for gamers. The Nano Gaming RAM series has modules with operating frequencies of 1600MHz, 2000MHz, 2200MHz, and 2400MHz that will work with different computer platforms. The 2400Mhz RAM is for Intel P55 chipsets.
Our Download of the Day today is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they even start.
Support for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista (32-bit only).
Light speed quick scanning.
Ability to perform full scans for all drives.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Protection Module. (requires registration)
Database updates released daily.
Quarantine to hold threats and restore them at your convenience.
Ignore list for both the scanner and Protection Module.
Settings to enhance your Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware performance.
A small list of extra utilities to help remove malware manually.
Works together with other anti-malware utilities.
Command line support for quick scanning.
Context menu integration to scan files on demand.
Toshiba seem to have not had quite the run with Cell processors as they had planned. Back in 2008 they purchased the Nagasaki manufacturing plant for $90 billion yen ($835 million) and are now selling it for $50 billion yen ($597 million).
Making a loss, but Sony seems to be smiling with promise here. Rumor has it that Son might use the plant to build more CMOS chips for its high-end camera range. Sony have also said they will use the facility to produce HD image sensors for cameras and smartphones.
Intel, mostly known for their work on the hardware side of the computer business, is one step closer to getting into cybersecurity with their announcement today that the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. has approved their $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee. The deal was originally announced last August but had plenty of hurdles to jump to get approved and is still awaiting European Commission approval.
The acquisition of McAfee is an interesting one: Intel gets a huge team of cybersecurity experts to flesh out the possibility of hardware-based security features for their products, while McAfee gets insider knowledge of the hardware side and possibly a leg up on competing products. Having the Intel name behind their logo would definitely be a step forward. There's still no word yet on when we may see actual products coming from the partnership, but the future is interesting on both fronts when this officially gets through.
Deal of the Day: Samsung BD-C7500 Blu-ray DVD Player w/ 1GB Memory & Wireless LAN Built-in for $145.99 with FREE Shipping!
Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Samsung BD-C7500 Blu-ray DVD Player w/ 1GB Memory & Wireless LAN Built-in for $145.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: Buy.com has a fantastic price on the brand new Samsung BD-C7500 Blu-ray disc player. No one even comes even close to this $148.42 shipped price (next closest is $213). This current model is a stylish, ultra-slim (1.3" thick), player with Internet TV: downloadable widgets and apps like BLOCKBUSTER, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Pandora and more. It also includes a wireless LAN adapter. The price only shows up at the final stage of checkout (you can still see it before you buy). Good while supplies last, though the last couple times it ran out very VERY quickly.
Changing the ink, the look, the holograms; banks have been doing a lot of work to stay one step ahead of counterfeiters. The next measure on the list? Electronic circuits stamped into bills that are scannable and traceable.
German and Japanese scientists have been working on a process that uses semiconducting organic molecules mixed with gold and aluminum oxide to crate transistors on the bills. At under 250 nanometers thick and requiring less than three volts of wireless electricity to be read, these circuits shouldn't change the feel or thickness compared to the bills you're currently carrying around in any noticeable fashion.
The latest happenings from around the web - December 23rd, 2010
- Lenovo ThinkPad T410s with NVIDIA Optimus @ Hot Hardware
- Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide @ SilentPCReview
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card @ ThinkComputers
- Hanns-G HZ281HPB WideScreen LCD Monitor @ Benchmark Reviews
- QNAP NMP-1000P Media Player @ MissingRemote
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Card @ Hardware Heaven
- be quiet! Dark Power Pro P9 PSU @ Technic3D
Move over, iTunes; Sony is coming for a piece of your music sales pie. Music Unlimited by Qriocity has officially been launched by Sony and will offer over six million songs via a cloud based music service.
With current deals in place with music label big dogs like Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and EMI Music, Music Unlimited is looking to become a source of music for anyone with a Sony device from BRAVIA TVs to mp3 players to the PS3 with Android availability in the works as well. Music Unlimited is only seeing a limited launch in the UK and Ireland currently, with availability coming toAustralia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, and the U.S. in 2011 .
Google have sent their mascot, the Android, into space. The 30, 000m trip was done with a Nexus S and recorded various data with it's GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer.
A few super-powers of the Nexus S were found in the process. The Nexus S can function up to an altitude of 18, 000m and temperatures of as low as -50c.