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Palit offers GTX 460 Sonic Platinum video card

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 4:02 pm

NVIDIA has unveiled the new GTX 460 line of video cards and Palit has unveiled its new line of GTX 460 video cards. Among the new video cards is the GTX 460 Sonic Platinum, an overclocked GTX 460 card.




The new video card has all the features of the plain GTX 460 video cards like support for CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, and DirectX 11. The card has 336 processor cores, 1024MB of GDDR5 RAM, and is overclocked from the factory.

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Blockbuster Video to go bye-bye by 2011?

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 3:06 pm

I can remember years and years back when Blockbuster was the most popular place for many people to go for renting video games and movies. Over the years, many people changed from going to Blockbuster for movies to things like Netflix and Redbox kiosks.


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As the desires of the consumer changed, Blockbuster started to slip ultimately leading many of the chains retail stores to close up. Today Blockbuster is facing the very real proposition of going under completely.

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Deal of the Day: Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with OLED Touch Screen Display for $199.99 after Coupon

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cameras | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 8:15 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Home - Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with OLED Touch Screen Display for $199.99 after Coupon.


Offer: Get $100 off this 12.1MP digital camera that gives you a veyr nice 28-140mm zoom and a 3.5" OLED touch screen display. Coupon is only good for 250 uses so get to it if you want one of these. Use coupon code: J6X9F7GC17PXSB (expires 7/15/10 or after 250 redemptions)


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Download of the Day: Ares 2.1.6

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 8:13 am

Our Download of the Day today is Ares 2.1.6.


Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc.


You may now easily publish your files through the Ares peer to peer network. As a member of the virtual community, you can search and download just about any file shared by other users. Latest versions support BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations.


With Ares you can also join chat rooms or host your channel and meet new friends.


• Fast multisource downloads

• Powerful library organizer

• Built-in audio/video player

• Filesharing chat rooms


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The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 2.78


* Supports output profile for Zune HD.

* Supports F4V, TS as input video file formats.

* Updates the language files.

* Fixes bug concerning downloading problem because of YouTube account login error.

* Fixes bug concerning the audio playing back error for the amrnb/amrwb input file.


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Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 12, 2010 6:56 am

The latest happenings from around the web - 12/07/2010




- Sapphire Radeon 5550 Ultimate GDDR5 Video Card @ Pureoverclock

- Asus EAH 5750 Formula Video Card @ Modders-Inc.

- Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Limited Edition @ HT4U

- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB & GTX 460 768MB @ Hardware Canucks

- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Launch @ Hardware Heaven

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World's First Windows Phone 7 the prize for teen developers

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 9, 2010 11:54 pm

While most contests for high school students involve scholarships and the like, the finalists in Microsoft's Rockstar challenge got an unexpected treat: the world's first Windows Phone 7 handsets.


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The two winners pictured above are Eric Lo, 16, and Christian Hood, 17. Winning a game developing challenge put on by Microsoft by, among other things, hacking a Wiimote to act an accelerometer to go with a game called Droid Assault they developed for Windows Phone 7, Eric and Christian also scored a trip to Poland. 103 teams, which made about 350 people, were named finalists and were lucky enough to grab the handsets which are the first to emerge outside Microsoft's development lab.

YouTube now officially supporting 4K content

By: Don Lynn | More News: Online Video | Posted: Jul 9, 2010 11:20 pm

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Although there aren't too many on the planet currently able to record or playback in the uber-huge 4K (reference resolution of 4096 x 3072) format, Youtube took a step into the future by officially announcing 4K support at the VidCon 2010 conference today. Game and video clip uploaders rejoiced when Youtube HD got going at the end of 2008, but HD had been out for a bit. Most people out there haven't even seen 4K at its native res due to the scarcity and huge cost. It makes my head hurt just thinking about the video card required to push a game in that format. But when 4K becomes standard for videos of guys falling off bikes and getting hit in the nether regions, YouTube is on the front lines and ready to rock. Just don't tell your broadband connection; it may burn up on you just at the thought.

Android the sole smartphones to increase their U.S. marketshare in 2010's second quarter

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 9, 2010 10:15 pm

The second quarter numbers from ComScore are out, and for the period of time ending May 2010 it seems Android is making some major headway in the U.S. smartphone market. Anyone with eyes could see this, but having numbers on paper is always helpful.


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According to ComScore's numbers, Google's Android was the only one to take a larger piece of the pie with their market share jumping from 9.0% to 13.0%. The other big boys like RIM, Apple, Microsoft and Palm saw small drops in their market shares that add up to about what Android saw in their increase. Of course, the third quarter scores will probably look a lot different when the iPhone 4 is taken into account, so Google can't sit on their laurels just yet.

Samsung Galaxy Beam first projector equipped Android Phone

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 9, 2010 9:12 pm

Another Android phone getting ready to hit shelves isn't usually huge news, but a phone equipped with a projector is definitely exciting. Singapore has dibs on the Samsung Galaxy Beam, the first projector equipped phone which will be available from StarHub on July 17th.


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The Beam, which was originally dubbed "Halo" when unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, sports a lot of the usual features from new Android phones: 3.7" Super AMOLED display, Android 2.1 onboard with 2.2 a possibility soon, an 8mp camera, WiFI, and Bluetooth. But the pico projector is the big selling point; a Texas Instruments powered DLP setup that can put up an image on a wall from about 50 inches away. In a dark area, the lens can show a video or image 800 by 400 pixels and has enough lumens to throw a vivid 60-inch image onto a wall.

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Adobe planning to bring 3D to Flash Player

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 9, 2010 8:54 pm

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Some are writing Flash off as a platform that is on its way out the door, but Adobe has different ideas. Latching themselves onto the 3D train that has started to become all the rage, Adobe Systems is working hard to implement 3D technology into Flash Player, and plans to demonstrate the technology at the Adobe Max trade show in Los Angeles, CA in October.


Thibault Imbert, a Flash product manager at Adobe, said that the session is "going to be big" and "If you are into 3D development for games, augmented reality or just interactive stuff like Web sites, you just can't miss the session," in his blog. While 3D tools are already implemented into the Flash platform the new platform is reported to take full advantage of new technologies being released in 3D for media and game developers.

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