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Futuremark and MSI hold 3DMark 11 contest

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 4:26 pm

Futuremark has been known to hold contests on occasion. The last one I recall was where you could win a new display for posting the highest score on the 3DMark app. A new contest for 3DMark 11 is being held ahead of the launch of the software this week. The new contest is open until the launch of the software.

 

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All you have to do to participate in the contest is hit the source link at the bottom of this post and make your guesses. The person who comes closest to the correct 3DMark 11 score for each of the three test systems at the specified settings will win the mainboard and video card from the system.

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Telstra increase their data caps

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 8:20 am

Telstra have today increased the value for their "browsing packs" for both pre-paid and cap plans.

 

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Obviously, if you're reading a site like TweakTown, you would have some what of an idea what this is - so I won't go into the technicalities of it, but they have increased value for their browsing data by up to 500% - which is an absolute amazing thing as it's something you don't need to pay for - if you're on a plan - all you need to do is contact Telstra on 13 22 00 or online through telstra.com.au to get the increased allowance!

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Download of the Day: WinPatrol 19.3.2010.5

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 5:58 am

Our Download of the Day today is WinPatrol 19.3.2010.5.

 

WinPatrol alerts you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. As a multipurpose support utility, WinPatrol replaces multiple system utilities with its enhanced functionality.

 

WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshots of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that occur without your knowledge.

 

You'll be removing dangerous new programs while others prepare to update their definition/signature data files.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 19.3.2010.5

 

- Fixed issue on 64 machines that opened the main WinPatrol interface (and UAC) on reboot

 

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Deal of the Day: Samsung LN55C650 55" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV w/ Samsung WIS09ABGN LinkStick Wireless LAN Adapter - $1,349 Shipped Free!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 4:30 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the BuyDig - Samsung LN55C650 55" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV w/ Samsung WIS09ABGN LinkStick Wireless LAN Adapter - $1,349 Shipped Free!.

 

Offer: BuyDig has a very nice bundle deal here. You get the amazing Samsung LN55C650 55" 1080P 120Hz LCD HDTV and the Wireless LAN Adapter for just $1,349 with FREE shipping!

 

- Samsung LN55C650 55" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

- Samsung WIS09ABGN LinkStick Wireless LAN Adapter

 

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FinalWire Acquires and Discontinues EVEREST

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 22, 2010 12:01 am

FinalWare Ltd has today announced it has acquired Lavalys EVEREST - whom own the diagnostics, hardware monitoring, network audit and benchmark software that is used by many around the world.

 

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"Today is a significant step forward in our progress to deliver a class-leading diagnostics and benchmarking solution," said Tamas Miklos, managing director of FinalWire. "The addition of Lavalys' customers and technologies will enable us to accelerate investments, meet a wider set of customer needs through a richer solution set, increase efficiencies and significantly expand our opportunities for growth."

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Sony Ericsson CEO points to February reveal - possible PlayStation Phone news?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 21, 2010 10:48 pm

Without actually saying the words - Sony is pointing toward some news regarding the hopefully upcoming PlayStation Phone.

 

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CEO Bert Nordberg says "There's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere". Also adding that a new Sony Ericsson product would be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February.

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Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 21, 2010 3:48 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - November 21st, 2010

 

Systems

 

- World First: In-depth Review Dell Inspiron One 2310 Desktop (All-In-One 23in) @ Hardware Heaven

- Windows 7 iPad Anyone? Haleron H97 Tablet @ Netbooknews

- HTPC Home Server @ SilentPCReview

 

Video/Monitor

 

- ASRock Vision 3D NetTop @ Phoronix

- AMD 6870 Video Card @ Overclockers.com

- Gigabyte HD 6850 @ tbreak

 

Audio/Media

 

- Asus Xonar Xense Audio Bundle @ Kitguru

- Arctic Cooling P321 Professional USB Headset @ Funkykit

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NVIDIA preparing dual-GPU GF110 - flexing some green muscle

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 20, 2010 7:22 am

Hail to the king, baby! NVIDIA have been quite the busy green little bee this year, and now news is circling that a dual GF110 based GPU is on it's way.

 

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Enter, GTX595. It's a single PCB based solution, the card looks to have 3 DVI slots - which should handle 3D Vision Surround from the single card (which is a major hurdle for NVIDIA at the moment in regards to multi-monitor tech, NVIDIA's solution requiring SLI).

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iPad 2 rumors begin to swirl

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 20, 2010 5:17 am

It's getting to be the time that rumors about the next generation of the iPad start flying since we're coming upon a year since the original was officially announced. One of the biggest? A "World iPad" with a chip capable of connecting to both CDMA and GSM networks.

 

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Qualcomm is developing such a "multimode" chip that would make the iPad able to work with any network worldwide without having to resort to different versions. Other speculation floating around includes a slimmer and lighter version (this is Apple, after all), a mini-USB port for expanded connectivity outside Apple's proprietary 30 pin connector, and a front facing camera which would make sense with Apple's push of FaceTime. With Steve Jobs' recent comments about smaller tablets being "dead on arrival" is that there will most likely not be a 7 inch version of the iPad.

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