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The Nike Air Mag - the closest you'll get to the auto-lacing Back to the Future II shoes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Sep 9, 2011 5:53 am

Nike have unleashed their Air Mags and wow, they look amazeballs. The upper of the shoe is made of reinforced mesh, the outer sole is lined with LED panels that will light up like futuristic shoes should. The Air Mag is rechargeable and will stay lit for 5 hours - just enough time for the dancefloor in case you're the type of guy who likes shuf, shuf, shufflin'. These shoes are the closest replica to the shoes Marty McFly wore sans the auto-lacing tech.

 

 

The shoes aren't just pretty, the proceeds of sale go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation in the hopes of finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. Only 1500 pairs will be made and there are auctions for the Air Mags on eBay with the auction starting at 11:30 EST at nikemag.eBay.com.

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Sony tease 4k projector for home cinema, 4 times the resolution of 1080p

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Sep 9, 2011 4:00 am

Enjoy your 1080p screen? Well, maybe it's time for an upgrade. Sony have released their VPL-VW1000ES projector that has a 4k resolution - that's 4096x2160 pixels folks! More than four times the resolution of a 1080p picture. What would you do with it? Well, Sony Pictures has more than 60 theatrical releases shot in native 4K resolution, but there is no way of getting that onto a disc and into customers hands right now with current technology.

 

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Sony reps do claim however, that they're in talks with the Blu-ray Disc Association to iron out a standard compression method to squeeze 4K movies onto discs and they have already promised that the upcoming Spider-Man movie will be the first one. But, Spider-Man has a release of July 2012 which should tell you that Sony don't want to talk specific dates and their calendar definitely doesn't have any definitive strikes on it.

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NVIDIA CEO says Quad-Core tablets will see a release this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 9, 2011 3:00 am

NVIDIA CEO, Jen Hsun Huang has said that there will be quad-core NVIDIA-powered tablets by years end and said that the Kal-El range of quad-core processors would be featured in upcoming tablets. Huang elaborated by saying: "We're the only people seriously on the dance floor with Qualcomm, we're really the only two active players (in the tablet PC marketspace)".

 

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Huang also expects NVIDIA's revenue to grow as a result of their dominance in the tablet market, currently NVIDIA generate revenues of $2 billion and he says by 2015 that number should be at around $20 billion. NVIDIA's dominance is also shown in market share, with 50% of Android-based smartphones and 70% of Android-based tablets sporting NVIDIA chips.

Max Payne 3 to slow-mo dive onto shelves in March 2012, includes Multiplayer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 9, 2011 2:09 am

Max Payne 3 has been slated for a March 2012 release, I guess they knew it was the month my birthday is in and decided it would fit well. The release will include both console and PC versions and the most surprising news is that Rockstar is including Multiplayer with Max Payne 3. The multiplayer is said to have "a deep reward and levelling system" and will deliver an experience that "dynamically alters maps and mode progression for all players in a match".

 

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Why do games require multiplayer and levelling up? Why can't they just make amazing single player games and especially with Max Payne 3, nail down that Slow-mo. Two new screenshots for your pleasure are included!

 

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Thursday Afternoon Roundup for September 8, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Sep 8, 2011 7:10 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - September 8th, 2011

 

Video/Monitor

 

- KFA2 GTX570 @ Overclock3D

- Speedlink Snappy Smart Webcam @ XSReviews

- nVidia goes on recruitment drive to counter Radeon HD7000 @ Kitguru

 

Audio/Media

 

- Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 USB Dual CableCARD Tuner @ MissingRemote

- Fostex HP-P1 Headphone Amplifier & DAC @ Techpowerup

- Apple TV Review 2011 @ Tech-Reviews

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- NZXT Tempest 410 Case @ Neoseeker

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Corsair rolls out the Carbide Series 400R budget friendly mid tower

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 8, 2011 5:38 pm

Catering to the more budget conscious builders, Corsair has just launched a new mid-tower chassis with an associated price tag of just $99.

 

The Carbide Series 400R from Corsair looks to give a good balance of features and typical innovative Corsair thinking considering the aforementioned price point it is confined to. We've got a steel structured chassis here with that lovely all-black (inside and out) paint job. Being a mid tower, it can accomodate both mATX and full sized ATX motherboards.

 

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Its front I/O panel gives convenient access to two USB 3.0 ports, a FireWire port and a pair of audio ports. The case has four 5.25-inch bays and room for six 3.5 or 2.5-inch drives internally. Cooling is handled via three 120mm fans out of the box; two mounted at the front and one at the rear. There are also fan mounting locations at the top and on the side panel to help increase airflow further.

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Latest news has it we'll see Sandy Bridge-E on Nov 15th!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 8, 2011 4:50 pm

In a bit of a turn-around of events corrosponding to Intel's much awaited high-end Sandy Bridge-E platform, it's looking like the company is really pushing to get it out as soon as possible. It wasn't all that long ago we were hearing rumours of the company taking it easy and focusing on an early 2012 launch, but the latest word brings much more pleasant news for the many of us enthusiasts eager to get our mits on it.

 

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Slides via the folks at DonanimHaber indicate that we will witness launch on week 46 of 2011, which means right around November 15. Both a range of processors and Intel branded desktop motherboards will accompany that day's launch and should be ready for purchase immediately. We would be anticipating the big name motherboard vendors to have their first wave of LGA2011 offerings readied up at that time too.

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Windows 8 confirmed to have Hyper-V virtualization

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Sep 8, 2011 3:08 pm

While many have anticipated its presence in Windows 8 through several reports for a while now, Microsoft has just confirmed that the virtualization technology popular on Windows Server, "Hyper-V" will in fact be a part of its next-gen consumer level OS. This is not a feature the majority of folks using Windows 8 will be singing sweet melodies about, but for some it will no doubt be a true god send. If you're not even sure what it means or does, but are quick to sit forward in your seat and learn more, you can head over to this link for a detailed rundown.

 

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Another interesting addition to Windows 8 talked about via the source is that of MinWin, which is essentially just the core kernel and operating system components of Windows, making it the most stripped down version of Windows possible. While it has showed up in Windows 7 and started when Vista came out, apparently for Windows 8 its role will be much more significant and purposeful, especially when combined with the powerful virtualization features of Hyper-V.

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Facebook app released in advance of 9/11 to dedicate your status

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Sep 8, 2011 2:18 pm

With those haunting memories going back to 9/11 almost 10 years ago, a time when those memories are most particularly vivid is just around the corner once again, marking a full decade since the horrific event in New York unfolded.

 

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As such, in collaborating with The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Facebook will be asking members to acknowledge this time by updating their profile photos or dedicating their statuses in remembrance of all the victims who lost their lives.

 

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Download of the Day: FastPictureViewer 1.6 Build 212

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 8, 2011 11:08 am

Our Download of the Day today is FastPictureViewer 1.6 Build 212.

 

FastPictureViewer, an image viewer designed for photographers. Now with powerful workflow tools helping to automate file management duties like copy, move, delete, save-for-web and more.

 

• Fastest RAW viewer ever. Period.

• Instant zooming to 100% view, for quick sharpness checks. Best in industry!

• RGB histogram, EXIF shooting data and Adobe XMP Rating/Label/Urgency instant display.

• Instantaneous display of the next image in line (when computer resources allows).

• Instant industry-standard Adobe XMP compatible rating and tagging.

• Fast tethered shooting through MTP/PTP. Tether a Nikon D3S or D3X in 64 bit, today!

• Supports most common image formats, including Adobe DNG, plus specialists formats such as OpenEXR, DDS, PNM and more, through separately installable image codecs.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 1.6 Build 212

 

- New photographer feature: realtime "zoom" window, with RGB eyedropper and lost highlights/shadows indicators.

- Small bug fixes.

 

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