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Friday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 19, 2011 2:20 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - August 19th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- ECS HDC-I Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

- Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard @ HiTechLegion

- ASUS Rampage III Black Edition @ Neoseeker

 

Video/Monitor

 

- AC Accelero TwinTurbo Pro on HD6950 @ Hardware Overclock

- ASUS ROG Mars II 3GB @ VR-Zone

- Asus ROG MARS II Graphics Card @ Kitguru

- ASUS ENGTX580 DirectCU II @ Overclockers Club

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GamesCom 2011 booth babes video

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Aug 19, 2011 1:24 pm

GamesCom 2011 - You usually see booth babe videos from us at Computex and CES, now we are in a new continent of Europe for GamesCom 2011, we bring you some girls from Germany with a mix of gaming focus, too.

 

The German ladies seemed a little shy on camera at times, but managed to give us a few smiles here and there!

 

 

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We uploaded some photos too, which you can view in the gallery below. See you next time, GamesCom!

App of the Day: Skype WiFi (iOS)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Aug 19, 2011 12:47 pm

Our App of the Day today is Skype WiFi for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 3.0 or later.

 

Skype WiFi (formerly Skype Access) is now on the Apple App Store for iOS devices. What is it? It is a very handy app which uses your Skype credit to connect to paid wireless hotspots around the world. It is a must-have app for frequent international travelers and one I'm about to download right now.

 

Get online at over 1 million WiFi hotspots around the world. Pay per minute with Skype Credit. The must-have app for trips abroad and international travelers.

 

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Blizzard is "very serious" about Diablo on consoles, I am "very serious" when I say "no"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2011 5:00 am

GamesCom 2011 - If there's something I don't want on consoles, it's two things. Half Life (at least release it exclusively for PC, Valve, that's all you can do) and Diablo games. Well, it looks like Blizzard weren't listening to me and are now wanting to push Diablo onto consoles. Blizzard all but confirmed that it's preparing Diablo for consoles at GamesCom. Diablo 3 lead designer Josh Mosqueira said that Blizzard "is very, very serious about bringing the Diablo 3 experience to the console."

 

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He noted that Blizzard are already assembling a team to handle the project with Josh continuing:

 

We're looking for programmers, designers, artists who think their dream job would be to bring Diablo to the console. Trust me, it is a dream job. All I can say is, it's going to be awesome. Stay tuned.

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DOTA 2 will be a 2012 release

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2011 4:00 am

Gabe Newell, founder and all-round awesome sauce man at Valve has confirmed that DOTA 2 will not see the light of day until 2012 at the earliest. Right now, the only thing close to a release is an invitation-only beta that is planned to follow the GamesCom 2011 show in Cologne, Germany. Newell has been quoted saying:

 

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We'll just go into progressively wider and wider distribution. I don't think it'll be shipped until next year. [But then] with a game like this, you just keep shipping. You add new heroes. You try out new game modes. You are constantly tweaking item and hero balance. It's very much an ongoing thing.

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AIDA64 v1.85 released, supports AMD Bulldozer, Llano and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 19, 2011 3:30 am

AIDA64 has hit v1.85 and with it includes a new Sensor Panel which is a highly customizable monitoring module which displays temperatures, fan speeds, voltages, currents, clock speeds and various other system details on a graphical panel on the Windows desktop. V1.85 also brings support for the AMD Bulldozer and Llano processors, as well as FMA4 and XOP-optimized 64-bit benchmarks.

 

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AIDA64 Preferences now offer a facility to adjust sensor readings by the usage of a ratio and/or offset. Inaccurate temperate diodes and non-standard voltage values can be automatically corrected. V1.85 also brings optimized benchmarks for VIA QuadCore and Nano X2 processors as well as support for the latest and greatest GPU technologies such as AMD Radeon HD 6970M, nVIDIA GeForce 510, nVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, nVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M. Exhaustive Direc3D and OpenGL video card capabilities detection with DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.2 support.

HP to exit PC business, WebOS gets final nail in the coffin

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Aug 19, 2011 2:49 am

In a surprising move today, HP has overtaken headlines of tech sites with news that they are exiting the PC business and throwing WebOS the final nail to complete their death. HP has announced that its board of directors has authorized the evaluation of strategic alternatives for its Personal Systems Group (PSG), including the exploration of the separation of its PC business into a separate company through a spin-off or other transaction.

 

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Is this news a result of the Google-Motorola combination? The continuing dominance of the fruit-logo smashing of Apple? The decline in PC sales? Are HP going to just sell printers from now on? What happened to buying Palm for over $1 billion and now they're just throwing it away? Wow is an understatement. For the full press release, check this out.

Corsair announce World's first 90GB SATA 6Gbps SSD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 19, 2011 2:18 am

Corsair have announced the worldwide retail availability of 90GB variants of their Force Series 3 and Force Series GT lines today. Both SSDs sport SATA 6Gbps, with a maximum sequential read speed of 550MB/sec and a maximum sequential write speed of 500MB/sec. The Force Series 3 uses asynchronous flash memory to provide the industry's best 90GB SSD performance value, while the Force Series GT is designed for enthusiasts who demand the fastest performance available, sports ONFI synchronous flash memory and boasts read speeds of up to 555MB/sec and write speeds of up to 505MB/sec.

 

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All Force Series 3 and Force Series GT SSDs are backward compatible, so that users with previous SATA revisions can enjoy high performance. Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair, Thi La, says:

 

We're happy to add the world's first 90GB SSD to our product lineup. With 50% more storage capacity than our 60GB models and at pricing significantly lower than our 120GB models, they help make the Force Series 3 and Force Series GT among the most robust and flexible SSD lines on the market.

Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 18, 2011 1:33 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - August 18th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- Sapphire Pure Platinum Z68 Motherboard @ Kitguru

- Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Intel P67 Motherboard @ PCStats

- Sapphire Pure Platinum Z68 @ Pureoverclock

- GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 2 @ SinHardware

- ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional @ Vortez

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Quick Sandy Bridge vs. AMD Fusion APU Integrated Graphics Comparison @ PCStats

- ASUS Mars II 3 GB Dual GTX 580 @ Techpowerup

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Download of the Day: Hamachi 2.1.0.124

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 18, 2011 8:38 am

Our Download of the Day today is Hamachi 2.1.0.124.

 

LogMeIn Hamachi is a VPN service that easily sets up in 10 minutes, and enables secure remote access to your business network, anywhere there's an Internet connection.

 

It works with your existing firewall, and requires no additional configuration. Hamachi is the first networking application to deliver an unprecedented level of direct peer-to-peer connectivity. It is simple, secure, and cost-effective.

 

Advantages of LogMeIn Hamachi:

 

• LAN over the Internet - Arrange multiple computers into their own secure network, just as if they were connected by a physical cable.

• Files and Network Drives - Access critical files and network drives.

• Zero-configuration - Works without having to adjust a firewall or router.

• Security - Industry leading encryption and authentication.

• Cost Effective - Free for non-commercial use.

 

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