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ASUS Eee Pad Slider sliders into Amazon for pre-order, starts at $480

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 13, 2011 6:00 am

And yet, no release date. ASUS's 10.1-inch hybrid tablet with a full QWERTY keyboard is now on Amazon for pre-order with pricing of $480 and $580 for the 16 and 32GB variants respectively. The ASUS Eee Pad Slider is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, sports Honeycomb 3.2, 1GB of RAM, mini-HDMI out, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.

 

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In the meantime, Amazon has pulled the pages. But, the pic above shows it was there, so ner ner, Amazon.

Windows 8-based tablet built by Samsung to be shown off this week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 13, 2011 3:30 am

Microsoft is prepping to show off a Windows 8-based, Intel-powered, Samsung-built tablet at the Microsoft conference this week with at least one of the tablets being shown will not only be distributed to some attendees, but will be built from Intel silicon. People were expecting a move to ARM-based processors, but Intel seems to have won that battle. ARM-based providers such as Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and NVIDIA all provide hardware for Motorola, Samsung and Sony tablets that are Android-powered.

 

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It's not yet known if the Windows 8 tablets will be running ARM, but Intel is reported to be a go. ARM processors are generally favored for their power efficiency over Intel CPUs, but we should see a change in the wind coming in the form of next-gen Atom chips from Intel coming soon.

AMD Bulldozer FX-series pricing revealed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 13, 2011 2:18 am

Three microprocessors in AMD's upcoming Bulldozer FX-Series have been outed from the price list of online store, Bottom Line Telecommunications. The pricing breakdown is below:

 

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What we can see here, is the AMD FX-8210 and FX-8150 CPUs are eight-core models with 8MB L2 and 8MB L3 cache. The processors clock in at 3.1 and 3.6GHz, and listed at $222 and $266 respectively. These prices are expected to drop by roughly $10 - $20 once they actually hit retail shelves. This is because AMD official prices in 1000 quantities are usually $10 - $15 lower than prices of production chips in this store, which means we can expect pricing of $185 - $200 for the FX-8120 and $230 - $245 for the FX-8150.

 

Next up we have the AMD FX-6100 which is a six-core model. It only sports 6MB of L2 cache and clocks in at 3.3GHz with up to 3.9GHz when Turbo Core is active. It also includes 8MB of L3 cache and is listed at $188 with official pricing to fall between $155 - $170.

Crysis is coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in October

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 13, 2011 2:00 am

Crysis - Watered Down Edition is coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in October and will be a 'modified and enhanced' version of the single-player campaign from Crysis 1. It also includes new-and-improved Nanosuit controls, all-new lighting, all-new effects and includes full support for stereoscopic 3D. Crysis will cost 1600 Microsoft points on the Xbox 360 and US$19.99 on PlayStation 3.

 

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What do you think of Crysis coming to the consoles?

9/11 World Trade Center tribute by Alex Mihal

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Sep 13, 2011 1:05 am

The 10-year anniversary of the shocking attacks on American soil is over, but the memory and effects of 9/11 will always be there. There have been various tributes to the survivors and heroic rescue works: fire department, police department and even just normal people like you and me who did their bit to help during and after the attacks. My good friend Alex made a tribute video and I watched it last night and loved it, the track used fits perfectly and it's wonderfully done.

 

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Monday Afternoon Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 5:30 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - September 12th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- ECS Black Series A990FXM-A @ Overclockers Club

- ECS HDC-I Fusion Mini ITX Motherboard @ PC Perspective

 

Audio/Media

 

- Patriot Box Office Core Media Player @ eTeknix

- Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A 5.1 Headset @ Kitguru

- Asus Vulcan ANC Headphones @ tbreak

- Corsair SP2200 2.1 Speaker @ Overclock3D

- MEElectronics RX11-BK In-Ear Headphones @ Tech-Review

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Download of the Day: Firefox 7.0 Beta 5

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 4:18 pm

Our Download of the Day today is Firefox 7.0 Beta 5.

 

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

 

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

 

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

 

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

 

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

 

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Deal of the Day: Quad Core 15.6" Gateway NV55S02u Laptop with 4GB Memory, and 500GB HD for $399.99 with FREE Delivery

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 3:26 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Office Depot - Quad Core 15.6" Gateway NV55S02u Laptop with 4GB Memory, and 500GB HD for $399.99 with FREE Delivery!.

 

Offer: Office Depot has an amazing price on this 1.4Ghz AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Quad-Core processor (TurboCore clocks up to 2.3Ghz) based laptop at just $399.99 after $200 instant discount. This 15.6" LED-backlit LCD TFT equipped white notebook features 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB hard drive, 8x DVD+/-RW DL, 802.11b/g/n wireless, 10/100/1000 networking, 512MB ATI Radeon 6520G graphics, HDMI out, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and a 1 year warranty. Expires 9/17/11.

 

GATEWAY NV55S02U QUAD-CORE LAPTOP COMPUTER DEAL

 

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Battlefield 3 - Operation Guillotine footage, the excitement is beginning to be a little too much

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 2:11 pm

I just stumbled across this footage of Battlefield 3 and if the previous footage wasn't enough to clamp down on the uncontrollable wet dreams that BF3 has been causing fans (myself included) then this won't help one bit. It's almost as if DICE are trying to excite people too much - well, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

 

 

The above footage looks absolutely incredible and I have said this before but I will make an official statement: this game will be like Half Life 2 was to the gaming industry. A benchmark, an absolutely phenomenal looking game (not just graphics) but lighting, shadows, body movement, destruction, etc.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution ships 2 million copies

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 1:08 pm

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has received some great press and reviews and has the proud feeling of shipping 2 million copies since release in North America, Europe and PAL territories. Now remember, this is shipped copies, not sold copies. An impressive number nonetheless.

 

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DLC hits in October in the form of "The Missing Link" and should extend the story of my current favourite game to play.

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