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Sony Playstation game The Shoot lands on October 19

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 4:04 pm

There are gamers all around the world who are waiting to get their hands on the new Playstation Move controller system. Many of those gamers will certainly be looking to play some of the shooting games that are offered for the console and will want a gun accessory to make those games more realistic. The official Sony Shooting Attachment accessory is set to launch this month along with an exclusive PS3 game for use with the accessory or without.




Sony announced today that the retro looking Shooting Accessory pistol accessory will land in the US on October 19. That is the same day that the PS3 exclusive shooting game called The Shoot will hit store shelves as well. The Shoot will cast the player as an action-movie hero that has to go through five different movie sets blasting away at enemies.

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Razer offers up new Ironclad mouse pad for gamers

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 3:24 pm

There are as many choices for a mouse pad for gamers as there are other gaming peripherals. Some gamers like rough textured cloth pads and others like really smooth, low friction plastic surfaces that let the mouse glide around without much resistance or noise. If you are the type of gamer that likes a mouse pad that glides easily around a surface Razer's new Ironclad may be just for you.


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The new mouse pad is made from anodized aluminum with a finely sandblasted surface. The Ironclad is made to minimize hand discomfort and to improve control. The mouse pad also promises enough friction that you can aim accurately. The surface of the Ironclad is extra large to allow for more mousing area.

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Download of the Day: Google Chrome 7.0.544.0 Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 11:14 am

Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 7.0.544.0 Beta.


Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.


One box for everything


Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.


Thumbnails of your top sites


Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.


Incognito mode


Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.


Safe browsing


Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.


For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.


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Deal of the Day: LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner with LightScribe Support for $99.99 with FREE Shipping plus FREE 3D Software, 3D Glasses, & BD Media

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 10:56 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner with LightScribe Support for $99.99 with FREE Shipping plus FREE 3D Software, 3D Glasses, & BD Media.


Offer: Newegg has the lowest price around for this LG Blu-ray burner at just $99.99 with FREE shipping. You also get Cyberlink PowerDVD 9 3D Edition software, Red/Cyan 3D glasses, and a Verbatim 25GB 2x BD-R disc.


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Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 9:57 am

The latest happenings from around the web - October 7th, 2010




- GeForce GT 430 Shows Up at Best Buy in San Francisco, CA @ BrightSideofNews

- ASUS Radeon HD 5870 ROG Matrix and V2 Graphics Cards @ PC Perspective

- ASUS GeForce GTS 450 DirectCU TOP: Cool and Affordable @ InsideHW

- MSI Geforce GTX 465 Frozr II (N465GTX) @ Funkykit

- Zotac GTX 480 AMP! Edition @ Technic3D

- Cirago HydraDisplay X3 Displayport to 3 DVI Multimonitor Adapter @ Testfreaks

- NVIDIA enters retail graphics card market at Best Buy @ PC Perspective

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AMD extends it's AMD Fusion partner program to distributors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 6:04 am

AMD is stamping it's one year anniversary of the AMD Fusion Partner Program by introducing the AMD Fusion Partner Program distributor track. The expanded program will give distributors access to all of the benefits and goodies within the AMD Fusion Partner Program to help increases sales of AMD-based solutions. AMD is also introducing the AMD Rewards Program - which is being used to add sales-based incentives for partners to increase channel sales growth.


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David Kenyon, corporate vice president, Worldwide Channel Marketing, AMD said "It's amazing to see how far we've come in such a short amount of time," he also added "By extending the AMD Fusion Partner Program to all of our valued distribution partners, AMD is proud to now offer them vital information, motivation, support and incentives to help them to be successful in today's marketplace."

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Sony show off the world's first 16.41 megapixel phone sensor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 5:54 am

Sony have just announced the world's first 16.41 megapixel CMOS sensor for mobile phones, leaving the previous 12 megapixel sensors in their dust.


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Sony's sensor is a 1/2.8" back-illuminated Exmor R model, IMX081PQ sensor, which is the industries smallest 1.12μm unit cell size and is capable of shooting 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps.


Sony does claim to have ironed out some of the problems related to the very small pixel sizes by introducing a unique formation of photo diodes to achieve a sensor with a high resolution, high sensitivity and low noise.


ETA is currently January 2011.

Intel's next-gen SSD specs leaked?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 4:21 am

With current SandForce controller based SSD's owning the SSD battlefield - it's hard to get lost in the blurry smoke of it all.


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Intel did have some amazing SSD's but were quickly de-throned by cheaper alternatives that may have not been as good in some benchmarks, but pricing and availability (as well as range of brands) will always triumph, until now?


The leaked specs think it'll be using memory made by IMFT based on a 25nm process. It's a joint venture between Intel and Micron, as well as the development of triple-level-cell (TLC) flash chips that will give higher-densities and lower priced memory. The source explains that it estimates the capacities to double without an increase in price.


The controller will also get an upgrade and will be capable of 250MBps sequential read, 170MBps sequential write, while random 4k write performance will be increased up to 40, 000 IOPS. These upgrades are a significant step up from the previous generation with the sequential write speed alone being increased by 70 percent.

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XFX announce Pro series PSU range

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 4:04 am

Long time VGA lovers, XFX have just announced the launch of the Pro series PSU's.


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There's always the usual arguments of single-rail versus multiple dedicated 12V rails - but XFX have chosen to go down the single-rail highway by calling it "EasyRail" technology which provides nearly all of the power over one rail.


XFX aren't out to steal the entire market with this release, obviously it's their first range and first time into the PSU market but all of the important features are included at a competitive price.

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Facebook changes - "giving you more control"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 2:07 am

I know this isn't tech related - but TweakTown is intertwined with Facebook and so are 500, 000, 000 and counting users.


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I'll keep this short and sweet.


Facebook have been touting some changes lately - which of course they keep under wraps. With the release of "The Social Network" it doesn't come as a surprise that Zuckerberg and co would use this time frame to update Facebook.


Today, they launch some new things which I won't go into lots of detail over - but give you the gist of it.


There's also a new dashboard to see how applications use your data to personalise your experience. Obviously as there are lots of apps out

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