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DirecTV unveils Whole Home DVR

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 5:14 pm

Ask a bunch of technology users what the most indispensible piece of home theater tech in their home is and most will say the DVR. The DVR is the one device in my home theater I won't live without.

 

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DirecTV has announced a new Whole Home DVR solution that allows you to watch programs recorded on a single DVR in up to 15 different rooms. The DVR solution will shoot recorded video to any connected TV and each TV can control the playlist and manage recordings.

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Nintendo 3DS more powerful than Wii?

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 4:02 pm

E3 is just around the corner and Nintendo has been saying or a while now that it will unveil the 3DS at the show officially and offer up more details on pricing and specs. The machine is very anticipated and thought to be landing on the market in time for Christmas.

 

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IGN has offered up a list of everything that it knows about the 3DS. Much of it is stuff we already heard like a 3D screen that needs no glasses. However, the publication has talked to several developers who have stated that the device is more powerful than the Wii.

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Sony unveils new VAIO AIO and notebooks

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 3:22 pm

Sony has pulled the wraps off some new computers today in the VAIO E and J series. The E series are notebooks and the J Series are AIO machines for media fans. The E Notebook line gets new EA series with 14-inch screen, bright colors, Intel wireless display tech, and Core i5-540M CPUs along with up to 500GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, and optional Blu-ray.

 

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The VIAO EB notebook has the same specs but gets a larger 15.5-inch screen. The new EC model is a much larger 17.3-inch screen. The machine has some serious options like a video card with 1GB of graphics memory. Other options for the machine include a Core i5-540M CPU and up to 8GB of RAM.

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E3 around the corner - Crysis 2, F.E.A.R. 3 and Red Faction 4 trailers online

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 11:04 am

With Computex 2010 behind us, gamers in particular now have something to get excited about. E3 is just around the corner, set to kick off at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15 through 17.

 

With this, game developers have been rushing to get current projects polished off enough to impress the crowds with pre-release demos of their next big hits. This means trailers and teasers are starting to show up on the web now, too.

 

Below in order are some fresh trailers for a few blockbuster titles many are holding out for; Crysis 2, F.E.A.R. 3 and Red Faction 4 :-

 

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Thermalright show off some massive metal at Computex

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 10:48 am

Thermalright are a solid player in the high performance air cooling market for CPUs and GPUs and always manage to wow the masses with improved heatsink designs in every generation.

 

At Computex last week they showed no slowdown in development with some eye popping and quite massive high performance air cooling solutions for both CPUs and GPUs.

 

This video below lets you see just how far they're taking the next generation of air cooling :-

 

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Kingmax planning nano thermal dissipation for 2400MHz DDR3 kit

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 8:31 am

After an extended break, Kingmax are making another big splash in the memory market as they strive to make their way back up to the top tier enthusiast class segment.

 

It's been mentioned this week that they are planning something quite unique to stand out from the pack with an upcoming dual channel kit for LGA-1156 systems.

 

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MSI Afterburner 1.6.0 brings many updates

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 7:53 am

A quick heads up regarding the popular graphics card monitoring and tweaking tool, Afterburner from MSI. They've just rolled out out 1.6.0 which brings a significant amount of changes and additions to get the most out of your card(s).

 

And remember, MSI hasn't confined this to their own branded cards. You can use this with both ATI and NVIDIA based cards, including the new GTX 400 series with voltage adjustment.

 

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There's so much packed into this build, in fact; it's easier to let the full changelog do all the talking :-

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Acer announces Aspire One 533 netbook

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 7:30 am

Acer has just officially released its Aspire One 533 netbook to market; another Intel NM10 powered unit with GMA 3150 IGP and choice of Atom N455/N475 (1.66GHz/1.83GHz) processor.

 

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This 10.1-inch (1024x600) netbook is around about 25mm thick, weighing in at 1Kg. It has a 93% standard sized keyboard along with multi-gesture touchpad and comes in three glossy colours' black, red or white.

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Download of the Day: Speccy 1.02.156

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 6:49 am

Our Download of the Day today is Speccy 1.02.156.

 

Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!

 

• Processor brand and model

• Hard drive size and speed

• Amount of memory (RAM)

• Graphics card

• Operating system

 

At first glance, Speccy may seem like an application for system administrators and power users. It certainly is, but Speccy can also help normal users, in everyday computing life.

 

If you need to add more memory to your system, for example, you can check how many memory slots your computer has and what memory's already installed. Then you can go out and buy the right type of memory to add on or replace what you've already got.

 

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Deal of the Day: Fantom GreenDrive II 1TB USB 2.0 & eSATA External Hard Drive with 2 Year Warranty for $64.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 6:44 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Fantom GreenDrive II 1TB USB 2.0 & eSATA External Hard Drive with 2 Year Warranty for $64.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping.

 

Offer: This 1TB external hard drive with both USB 2.0 and eSATA connections and 2 year warranty and backup software (Ninja Backup Software! I'm sure Sho Kosugi would approve, then promptly cleave you in two) is just $64.99 after $25 rebate (expiring 6/13/10).

 

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