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ICY DOCK EZ-DOCK MB881U3-1SA Giveaway via Facebook

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Aug 5, 2011 1:40 pm

Everyone loves getting stuff for free and ICY DOCK are making that possible from today with their latest giveaway contest.

 

Up for grabs is their MB881U3-1SA 2.5" & 3.5" SATA & IDE USB 3.0 HDD Adapter with Docking Stand, which you can learn more about here.

 

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All you have to do to be in with a chance to score this freebie is to spend a short amount of your time by heading over to ICY DOCK USA's fan page on Facebook and clicking on the Sweepstakes tab. From there you just "Like" the page followed by entering a couple short lines of requested info. That's it.

 

The contest runs until the 31st of this month where ICY DOCK will be choosing the winner at that time.

GIGABYTE arms up with the G1.Sniper 2 Z68 motherboard

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Aug 5, 2011 12:14 pm

GIGABYTE has extended its enthusiast class G1-Killer series of motherboards today with the launch of the Z68 chipset based G1.Sniper 2.

 

Like the original G1.Sniper based on the aging X58 chipset, the new model looks similar at first glance with the same black and green color scheme going on. But apart from the improved 'locked and loaded' heatpipe cooling system onboard, the simalarities don't extend much beyond that point.

 

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Designed for "extreme gaming", this motherboard has had pretty much everything thrown into it, including future Ivy Bridge support with its PCI Express Gen 3 setup (the first implementation from GIGABYTE), ready and waiting for upcoming PCI-E 3.0 cards requesting additional bandwidth.

 

The board boasts a 12-phase power setup, GIGABYTE's Ultra Durable 3 design, a couple PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots (backward compatible with PCI-E 2.0/.1 of course) enabling 2-way SLI or CrossfireX, and also LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization support for dynamic switching between the built-in graphics and discrete graphics, resulting in reduced overall power consumption.

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Download of the Day: TightVNC 2.0.4

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 5, 2011 9:36 am

Our Download of the Day today is TightVNC 2.0.4.

 

TightVNC is a free remote control software package derived from the popular VNC software. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer.

 

TightVNC can be used to perform remote control and administration tasks in Windows, Unix and mixed network environments. It can be very helpful in distance learning and remote customer support.

 

TightVNC provides these features which are otherwise absent in standard VNC:

 

• File transfers in versions for Windows.

• Support for video mirror driver (Windows 2000 and above).

• Scaling of the remote desktop (viewer for Windows and Java viewer).

• Efficient "Tight" encoding with optional JPEG compression.

• Enhanced Web browser access.

• Support for two passwords, full-control and read-only.

 

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Deal of the Day: Logitech Revue With Google TV for $99.99 with FREE Shipping!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 5, 2011 7:52 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Logitech - Logitech Revue With Google TV for $99.99 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: Logitech just dropped the price of their Revue with Google TV and apps including Netflix, Pandora, etc down from $249.99 down to just $99.99 with FREE shipping. This 1080p capable box comes with a wireless keyboard, or you can download an app to control it from your smartphone. It also includes 802.11b/g/n wireless and HDMI input/output.

 

LOGITECH REVUE GOOGLT TV DEAL

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Friday Morning Roundup for August 5, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 5, 2011 6:31 am

The latest happenings from around the web - August 5th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS F1A75-V PRO vs ECS A75F-A vs Gigabyte A75-D3H @ tbreak

- ASUS P8P67 Sandy Bridge LGA1155 ATX Motherboard @ Futurelooks

- Biostar TA75A+ Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

- ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe Motherboard @ Neoseeker

- MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) - don't forget Intel's P67 @ Au-Ja.de

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200 W PSU @ Techpowerup

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StarCraft II demo morphs into the Starter Edition, removes restrictions

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 5, 2011 4:20 am

Blizzard has changed their StarCraft 2 demo and morphed it into the StarCraft II: Starter Edition. The new demo has been revamped and removes the time restrictions that plagued the original demo which means you can play the same missions over and over again if you wish. Multiplayer is there in some form, with the new Starter Edition capable of using the StarCraft II AI and allows you to take on the Skynet-like AI in a quarter of the full games maps.

 

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A detailed run down of what is included in the new Starter Edition:

 

The first four missions of the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, including Mar Sara 1-3 and the choice to embark on Tychus's first mission or Dr. Hansen's first mission.

The first two Challenges: Tactical Command and Covert Ops.

Access to the Terran race in Custom Games and Single-Player vs. AI.

Access to the following custom maps (map selection may rotate over time):

Xel'Naga Caverns

Shattered Temple

Discord IV

High Orbit

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 finds its way on Amazon.co.uk for pre-order, ships August 13th

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 5, 2011 2:00 am

Samsung's Google Android-powered Galaxy Tab 8.9 is making its way to Amazon.co.uk for pre-order and ships on August 13. With only a week until launch, the 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab is sporting a price of £605 but is the 3G version. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 made it's British launch today, the 4th of August. So only a week between the 10.1 and 8.9-inch Tab's is not too bad at all. If anyone gets their hands on a Galaxy Tab 8.9, please let me know how you go!

 

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Apple A6 processor to unify OS X and iOS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 5, 2011 1:18 am

It looks as though Apple might be merging its iOS and Mac OS X operating systems into a single unified platform for applications and cloud-based services as soon as 2012, starting with the MacBook Air. Peter Misek with Jefferies & Co said in a note to investors on Wednesday that he sees this transition possible with the next-gen MacBook Air's custom next-generation "A6" processor. This would mean the new iPad, iPhone and MacBook Air would be A6-powered by 2012.

 

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Misek has been quoted:

 

We believe Apple is ready to start sampling the A6 quad-core app processor and will be the first to such multi-device platform capable of PC-like strength. Our preliminary view is that Apple can use a 32-bit ARM architecture to address the vast majority of the OS X ecosystem's needs in 2012-13 except for high-end professional devices. When 64-bit ARM is available in 2016, we believe Apple will have a single OS and hardware architecture.

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Logitech Android-based tablet products now available

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 5, 2011 12:53 am

Logitech have released their Android tablet products, including a keyboard (and included case), a mouse and finally, wireless speakers. The products are of the usual Logitech quality, very well built and definitely give off a sense of quality. They're all Bluetooth-powered which means they'll work with your Android tablet without any cables which just makes things that much easier. Take a look at the video below for a brief description and run-through of the new Logitech Android tablet products.

 

First look at Henry Cavill as Superman, Kal-El's new Kryptonian threads shown off

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 5, 2011 12:39 am

The first look at the new Superman suit is now available and I must say as a loving, adoring Superman fan that I'm quite excited. This is my Star Wars, my Star Trek. Superman is being rebooted under the helm and help of Christopher Nolan (of the Batman reboot and Inception fame) and directed by Zack Snyder of 300 and Watchmen fame. Henry Cavill plays Superman and photos have been making their way to the Internet for weeks now, but WB decided to get out ahead of time to show off the suit instead of a leaked smartphone shot or similar.

 

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As you can see, it has a very Batman/Spiderman reboot feel, very "techie" and out-of-this-world, so they've nailed the Kryptonian feel of it. How do I think Henry looks? Right now, he definitely looks like the Man of Steel, rather than the Boy of Steel that Brandon Routh gave in Superman Returns. I really can't wait to see the direction this movie takes, I just hope Snyder uses practical flying rigs and not 90% CGI flying scenes like we saw in Returns.

 

Also, this is where our new Image system comes in handy, slide your cursor over the image for a high-resolution shot. It's 1.2MB and should give your eyeballs a bit of a work out. Enjoy!

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