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Antec introduces its new High Current power supplies on video

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 2:10 pm

Today we visited the Antec offices here in Taipei, Taiwan and were introduced to their range of new "High Current" power supplies which were only just announced a couple of days ago.


Christoph Katzer, Antec's Power Supply Marketing Manager, was on hand to give us a solid run-down of the new High Current Pro and High Current Gamer power supplies that started shipping this week.



The High Current Pro is at the top-end of Antec's range and comes with 80 Plus Gold certification and in a range of sizes from 1200-watts down. We also got a look and unboxing of the High Current Gamer PSU series which is more affordable. They come in five different wattages all the way up to 900-watts and lack cable management on the rear of the PSU which helps cut costs down. Chris commented that roughly half of Antec's PSU business is units without cable management.


Both the Pro and Gamer series power supplies feature Antec Continuous Power which is something all PSUs on the market should really to be honest. Continuous Power means that if say you buy a 500-watt power supply from Antec, it will actually operate at 500-watts and won't just sometimes peak at 500-watts like cheap power supplies that main really only offer reliable power at around 300-watts. Watch the video above for more.

Download of the Day: jetAudio 8.0.10 Basic

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 6:42 am

Our Download of the Day today is jetAudio 8.0.10 Basic.


JetAudio is integrated multimedia software made up of a single compact rack. Not only does it play various music and video files, it also has features such as CD burning, recording, and conversion to other file formats.


You can create your own Internet broadcast by using JetCast, provided with JetAudio, and you can play all major file formats, including WAV, MP3, MP3Pro, OGG, WMA, MPEG, AVI, WMV, MIDI, RM, and video and audio CD tracks.


• Supports All Major File Formats

• Audio CD burning

• Recording

• Tag Editing including multiple file tag editing

• Multi-channel sound ouput

• Crossfade

• Skin

• Media Center window with Device Manager

• Subtitles

• Internet CD Database

• Convenient album management & Playlist

• Utilities

• Conversion

• Audio CD Ripping

• Internet Broadcasting

• Various sound effects

• Plus many more features!



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Deal of the Day: [Newegg Combo Deal] Intel Core i7-950 CPU, ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard, Cooler Master ATX Full Tower - $599.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 6:14 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - [Combo Deal] Intel Core i7-950 CPU, ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard, Cooler Master ATX Full Tower - $599.99 Shipped Free!.


Offer: This combo deal from NewEgg is a great start to building you new powerful rig. Check out the three components:


- Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

- ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

- COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case


Get the three for just $599.99 with free shipping.


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Samsung Orion dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip shown off

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 4:56 am

Engadget have a sexy pic of Samsung's Orion chip - a dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and a quad-core Mali 400 GPU on-board.


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It was spotted at the ARM Technology Conference, running "Linaro" Linux middleware - as well as stock Android 2.2 - obviously at the moment it's early days, these are simple development boards, so they couldn't be shown off, or flexing their muscles through testing, etc.

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AVG acquire DroidSecurity - an Android Anti-Virus company

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 4:44 am

There are 110 million Android users and counting - AVG is looking to jump on the anti-virus market by purchasing Android platform security company, DroidSecurity.


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For years, people said devices like phones (and Apple products) would not be harmed by viruses - but just like anything that gets popular, there will always be ways to break through that nasty "NO" word and create a new market by unleashing viruses onto these types of products.

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Friday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 4:30 am

The latest happenings from around the web - November 12th, 2010




- ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme @ tbreak

- ECS A890GXM-A2 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets




- Call of Duty: Black Ops Benchmarks - GeForce GTX 460 vs Radeon HD 6870 @ Legit Reviews

- ASUS GTX580 SLI Exclusive @ Overclock3D

- Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB Super Overclock @ Pureoverclock

- AMD desktop graphics roadmap analysis @ eTeknix

- 6970 guaranteed to beat GTX580, according to sources @ Kitguru

- AMD HD6970 update and performance indicators @ Kitguru

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Qantas unveils "next-generation check-in network"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 4:24 am

Qantas has unveiled their next-gen check-in service which involves micro chipped smartcards replacing boarding passes and RFID to track your bags.


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The first airports to take advantage of this will be Sydney and Perth - with the latter having live trials since July. Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra will be enabled throughout the first half of 2012.

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Samsung 'flagship' phone running Gingerbread and huge display, entering market in early 2011

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 2:56 am

Was the Nexus S news not enough for Samsung news today? Nope.


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Samsung is set to launch a flagship phone running the new Android Gingerbread OS early next year - February to be exact, which might be officially unveiled at MWC.

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Facebook breaks ground on $450 million data center

By: Don Lynn | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 12, 2010 1:19 am

When you've become an internet giant, having just one facility in the works just won't do anymore. While they still haven't finished building their first data center currently under construction in Oregon, Facebook has announced today they will be building a $450 million data center in Rutherford, North Carolina as well.


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That's right, Facebook will be on both coasts. The North Carolina project is expected to take about 18 months to finish once it is started and will employ 35-45 workers. Facebook has even planned for expansion, with the release also noting that "additional construction phases may be possible in the future, depending on business needs." North Carolina is quickly becoming a tech haven for the U.S., with Apple's 1 billion dollar facility almost finished there as well as Google and IBM's data centers already at work.

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