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Sony consumer warning; your unofficial PS3 controller may explode!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 11:23 am

You're sitting there, quietly playing a game... your spare controller is sitting on the table in front of you... you walk around a corner and expect zombies on the screen - KABOOM, you wonder where it came from, where is that sound???






Sony today has issued a consumer warning to anyone who currently uses an unofficial PlayStation 3 controller.


Obviously, in an effort to stop the world's first PS3 modchip, the "PS Jailbreak" from working - Sony unleashed the firmware update 3.50 which renders any third party USB peripheral unworkable.


Also, the company warns consumers that "any unofficial controller may explode!".


The official Sony statement reads:

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Download of the Day: TeamSpeak Client 3.0.0 Beta 30

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 8:32 am

Our Download of the Day today is TeamSpeak Client 3.0.0 Beta 30.


TeamSpeak is flexible, powerful, scalable software which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. TeamSpeak consists of both client and server software. The server acts as a host to multiple client connections, capable of handling literally thousands of simultaneous users.


• Address book for easier management of multiple TeamSpeak servers

• Create multiple channels and sub-channels for your users

• Moderate channels for more control when hosting large group meetings

• Whisper functions so you can speak privately to inidividuals, groups of persons, or users in other channels



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Deal of the Day: OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $89.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 7:58 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $89.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!.


Offer: A solid state drive (SSD) is a good way to increase your laptop performance. The OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive at just $89.99 after a mail-in rebate is a tremendous deal.


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Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 7:29 am

The latest happenings from around the web - September 23rd, 2010




- AMD Fusion plans revealed by AMD marketing guru @ Kitguru

- AMD Phenom II 560 X2 Processor/CPU @ Techwarelabs

- AMD Phenom II X6 1075T & X4 970 @ Neoseeker




- HIS HD 5570 Low Profile VideoCard @ Tweaknews

- XFX HD5750 XXX & eVGA GTS450 & Powercolor HD5750 LP @ Kitguru

- ASUS EAH5850 TOP Video Card @ Hardware Secrets

- Lucid Chips on Graphics Cards? @ Overclock3D

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ECS announce latest exclusive cooling solution, "ECS eSF"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 6:13 am

ECS have today announced a new exclusive cooling application - ECS eSF, easy Smart Fan utility, which provides "the best way to solve system heat problems in numerous conditions".


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ECS have the following solutions:


User-friendly Design Concepts

ECS eSF comes to users with several user-friendly concepts.


Silent: Reducing noise..

Friendly: Clever Graphical-User-Interface design.

Easy and Smart: Five modes to solve all situations.

Customized: Adjust it with your unique way.

Safe: No system crash from overheating issue.

Quick: Just click, drag and release.

Free: Free and upgradeable for ECS motherboards.

Dell releases an all-in-one 23" PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 5:16 am

If you're in the market for a large all-in-one touchscreen PC, and are a fan of the Dell brand, then you're in luck. They've just announced a new all-in-one desktop.


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Specs seem to be pretty good for an all-in-one touchscreen PC, coming in with an AMD Athlon II X4 CPU, ATI (or AMD?) Mobility Radeon HD5450, Blu-Ray playback and up to 1TB HDD inside, additionally the PC is a 23" full HD touchscreen LCD.

Galaxy S Froyo updates delayed until October

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 2:56 am

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Bad news for Galaxy S owners out there; multiple sources have verified that Froyo will be delayed for the popular Samsung handsets until as late as the end of October. Originally scheduled for a late September release, Samsung Mobile's Spanish Facebook page broke the news with a confirmation from Samsung India as well. This seems a bit excessive considering the Galaxy S Froyo build has been making its way through the rooting community since July, but let's hope this means a solid and stable release.

NVIDIA's CUDA set to support x86 processors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 12:43 am

Right now, in order to get the benefits of NVIDIA's CUDA, you require a GPU from NVIDIA capable of this - any new GPU off the shelf will do it, but up until now that has been a limitation.


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NVIDIA revealed that it's going to start to support x8 processors as a target for CUDA applications - what this means is, any applications written to support NVIDIA's GPU's for CUDA for compute applications will now be able to run on standard x86 CPU's - without the need of a GPU.


It's strange of NVIDIA to do this - but it's also a good move. For CUDA applications - an NVIDIA GPU is absolutely amazing at smashing through the compute app, but allowing it to run on an x86 CPU is a good move. Solely because it'll show just how much an NVIDIA GPU helps.

New 7 inch tablet teased by Dell CEO

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 10:03 pm

Dell's predecessor to the Streak pseudo-tablet was initially leaked way back in April, but all had been quiet on that front until today. Michael Dell, the CEO of Dell Inc., gave a big tease to the audience at a conference by pulling a 7 inch Android tablet from his pocket and showing it off for the crowd.


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He was pretty tight lipped on specs or a release date, but the tablet resembles the "Looking Glass" tablet that was leaked with a Tegra 2 processor, 800x480 display, and 1.3 mp camera running Android 2.1. Dell also announced that the Streak would be heading to Best Buy stores next month, but gave nothing up on whether the Streak (or the new tablet) would be getting Froyo anytime soon.

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