Checked your piggy bank lately?? Been doing the paper run for your neighborhood? Good. You'll need it for this beast.
ORIGIN have revealed a $22, 799 PC-Xbox 360 hybrid gaming beast.
This thing is the absolute bees-knees of high end tech, kinda like Cold Rock ice-cream, it mashes together things that shouldn't be mashed together - but ultimately, it tastes awesome. Mixing a high end, overclocked, liquid-cooled PC with the popular Xbox 360 gaming platform is a pretty ingenius idea.
Just look at the specs!!
Oracle corporation is on a spending spree after this years acquisition of Sun Microsystems, a large system builder. Oracle wants to reinforce it's enterprise IT business with the acquisition of a major chip-maker.
At the moment, AMD, IBM (it's processor division) and NVIDIA are being named as potentials.
CEO Larry Ellison said, "You're going to see us buying chip companies,"
Ellison said he wants to copy the approach of Apple's CEO Steve Jobs by owning more of the IP that goes into computer chips.
While it makes sense to purchase chip-makers, an acquisition of a large GPU company like AMD or NVIDIA would be interesting to say the least. While NVIDIA is "down" (high end sales, when compared to 5k series sales) it looks very interesting - it would give NVIDIA more strength to start the obvious fight next year when AMD treads the APU territory, while NVIDIA are stuck with just a GPGPU and no integration of an x86 chip.
More interestingly, share prices of both AMD and NVIDIA rose slightly yesterday after this news hit.
Our Mobile App of the Day today is Moodagent.
Are you angry at the world and feel like rocking to the heaviest stuff in your library? Or are you trying to get that special someone "in the mood" and need tunes that will help you get there? If you can't be bothered sitting down with your music library to come up with a playlist for every occasion, let Moodagent do it for you.
Moodagent is an app that will scan your music library and put together a five to fifty song playlist for you according to your mood. It syncs with your music library and uses the user's "sliders" to decide what songs to put in your playlist. The slider let you choose from Sensual, Tender, Happy, Angry, and Tempo selections and chooses tunes according to the height of the slider. If Moodagent doesn't recognize a song, you can manually adjust the song's Moodagent settings in their profiler for desktop computers. A free version is available, or you can purchase the Pro version that does not have ads for $5.00 USD. Check it out for iPhone or Android here.
Our Download of the Day today is CPU-Z 1.55.2 Beta.
CPU-Z is a freeware utility that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. CPU-Z does not need to be installed, just unzip the files in a directory and run the .exe. In order to remove the program, just delete the files. The program does not copy any file in any Windows directory, nor write to the registry.
Name and number.
Core stepping and process.
Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
Supported instructions sets.
All cache levels (location, size, speed, technology).
Vendor, model and revision.
BIOS model and date.
Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
Frequency and timings.
Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.
Windows and DirectX version.
Deal of the Day: HP Pavilion dv7-3162nr WA801UA Laptop Computer - AMD Turion II Dual-Core M520 2.3GHz, 4GB DDR2, 500GB HDD, Blu-ray/DVDRW, 17.3" Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for $649.99 plus Shipping!
Our Deal of the Day today is the Tiger Direct - HP Pavilion dv7-3162nr WA801UA Laptop Computer - AMD Turion II Dual-Core M520 2.3GHz, 4GB DDR2, 500GB HDD, Blu-ray/DVDRW, 17.3" Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for $649.99 plus Shipping!.
Offer: Tiger Direct has the cheap price around for this huge (17.3" 1600 x 900 LED-backlit TFT equipped) laptop computer at just $649.99 plus shipping. It comes with a 2.3Ghz AMD Turion II M520 dual-core processor, 4GB DDR2 SDRAM, 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, Blu-ray player/DVD burner, ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics, 802.11b/g/n wireless, 5-in-1 media card reader, remote control, webcam, 8-cell LiOh battery, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a 1 year warranty.
The latest happenings from around the web - September 28th, 2010
- Acer Aspire Z5700 Notebook @ Techreviewsource
- Asus G73 Republic Of Gamers Laptop @ Kitguru
- OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 8GB Gold Edition Ram @ Testfreaks
- Mushkin Blackline PC3-12800 @ XSReviews
- Intel Core i5 670 CPU @ Technic3D
- AMD's Athlon II and Phenom II Refresh @ Lostcircuits
- MSI N460GTX HAWK GeForce GTX 460 @ Benchmark Reviews
Paperless ticketing is hitting in a lot of places, and now MogoTix is taking advantage of the smartphone boom to offer up a new mobile ticketing service. MogoTix offers event organizers the ability to publish event websites as well as sell and distribute QR code mobile tickets.
Organizers can also use the MogoTix app to track attendance, access an attendee list, and process the mobile tickets. The platform is also good for end users as they not only have to worry about not losing their tickets, but they also receive the QR codes and event reminders via SMS message. Even if the event attendee doesn't have mobile browsing on their phone, the attendee list can vouch for their purchase on the organizer side. MogoTix charges 99 cents plus 2.5% of the ticket price, which is similar to other ticket outlet prices.
Quite a few people were surprised after seeing an unused FM radio tuner in teardowns of the Droid 2 that the phone does not come with an FM radio function. What's the point of including the hardware if you're not going to use it, right? Fortunately, the industrious cats at XDA-Dev have found their own way to make the Droid 2 radio friendly.
The Droid X, which does have FM function, had its FM Radio tools ported to the Droid 2. Of course you'll need to have rooted your phone and be able to follow some instructions to get this working on your Droid 2, but isn't it worth it when you have the need for some Top-40 action and are away from your car? A person cannot live by playlists alone. Interested? Give the hack a go here.
Wow, Logitech have been busy!
They've just announced 4 new sets of speakers to join the currently massive range of speakers already available from Logitech.
The new sets are:
Logitech Z623, a THX-certified 2.1 system - for the high end enthusiast who wants THX-certified, high-grade speakers.
Logitech Z506, a 5.1 system, this set lets you connect nearly any entertainment device, including a laptop, plasma or LCD TV, mobile phone, PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3), Xbox 360®, Wii®, iPod®, iPad®, iPhone® or even a DVD player.
Finally, we have the Logitech Z305 and Z105 - which are aimed at the casual or laptop user - who want a USB speakers.
More information at the Logitech home PC speakers website
Hotmail account hijacking has been a big thing in the past, even my Dad was affected when a Chinese hacker got into his account and changed his passwords. Thankfully - having changed languages in options - we were able to go back through each option (obviously in Chinese) and recover the account - some people however, are not so lucky.
Microsoft has updated it's security on Hotmail, and flushed out a tonne of hijackers. Today Microsoft are releasing new features to safeguard everyone's account from hijackers. The updates will help protect your password and in the unfortunate event that your account gets hijackers, it will provide a more secure recovery path so you'll always be able to get your account back and kick the hijacker out.