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PS3 CounterStrike: Global Offensive to support keyboard and mouse

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 29, 2011 12:45 am

The upcoming CounterStrike: Global Offensive is not only cross-platform compatible between Mac, PC and PlayStation 3 but it will also support mouse and keyboard play on the PS3.




Now, both of those news tidbits might have taken your breath away, but we are talking about Valve here. PS3 owners will have the choice of the standard Dual Shock 3 controller, PS Move and the keyboard and mouse. Gabe Newell has also said he'd love to have Steamworks on the Xbox 360, but Microsoft are not playing ball.



The beta of GO starts in October and the trailer above should get you excited if you're a CS fan.

Panasonic announces two new Lumix series cameras - FX150 and FX90

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cameras | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 3:52 pm

Panasonic has announced a couple new cameras into its Lumix series today, the FZ150 and FX90.


Focusing on the higher-end FX150 first up, this is quite the zoom happy contender with its 24x optical zoom capabilities. It uses a 25mm ultra wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens and is capable of recording 1080 60p video.




Looking closer at the specs, it's got a 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor, a Venus Engine processor, Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), a stereo zoom microphone, 3-inch LCD and sports a 3D Photo mode which works by taking 20 panning shots and selecting two images to synthesize a 3D composite.


Panasonic mentions a late September release for the FX150, at a price tag of right around $500.

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The going gets tough with three more Toughpower Silver PSUs from Thermaltake

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 2:36 pm

Thermaltake has just refreshed its Toughpower Silver line of gamer/enthusiast-grade modular PSUs with three new high-end additions to complement the existing 1350W model the company launched late last year.




The new models include a 1000W, 1200W and 1500W, all featuring 80 Plus Silver certification (with up to 91% efficiency) as well as ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 compliance, double forward switching circuitry which enables low power loss and high reliability and the use of Japanese electrolytic and solid state capacitors.


All three PSUs use a 13.5mm PWM fan. The 1000W and 1200W models have dual 12V rails, while the 1500W model has quad 12V rails.



Thermaltake provides all units with active PFC and a MTBF (mean time before failure) of over 120,000 hours. They come with a five-year warranty. Pricing details are yet to be disclosed.

BitFenix Outlaw breaks some rules in mid-tower chassis' design

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 1:40 pm

Our friends at BitFenix have just added another new, competitively priced mid-tower gaming case to their line-up dubbed the Outlaw. It features that lovely SofTouch coating and an all-black (inside and out) color theme.




The case runs dimensions of 438 x 180 x 478 mm and provides four USB 2.0 ports via the I/O panel situated at the top front. There are four 5.25" bays as well as one internal 2.5-inch (handy for your SSD) and four 3.5-inch trays that use a tool-free mounting design.


The motherboard tray is inverted in the case which provides more effective cooling as well as a more accomodating fit for longer graphics cards.

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TechEye's Week In Review: Top Picks

By: TweakTown Staff | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 11:24 am

Hello TweakTown readers, we're TechEye, and we think you'll be interested in these snippets from the industry over the last week.




Surprisingly busy for the typical Silly Season, that doesn't make some of the wheeling and dealing any less silly. Of course, this week has seen the industry beside itself with confusion as former SAPman Leo Apotheker reveals he wishes to make HP incredibly boring. Wall Street isn't happy, but the ex-HP head, Winsome Carly Fiorina, is. That, by the way, is not a good sign. Despite all signs pointing otherwise, HP in the United Kingdom said that it is still committed to the TouchPad and, staggeringly, webOS.

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Download of the Day: CCleaner 3.10.1525

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 8:42 am

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.10.1525.


CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)


Cleans the following:


• Internet Explorer

• Firefox

• Google Chrome

• Opera

• Safari

• Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.

• Registry cleaner

• Third-party applications

• 100% Spyware FREE



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Deal of the Day: Brother HL-2270DW 27ppm Workgroup Laser Printer with Duplex and Wireless for $79.99 plus $1.99 Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Printers & Scanners | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 7:22 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Brother HL-2270DW 27ppm Workgroup Laser Printer with Duplex and Wireless for $79.99 plus $1.99 Shipping!.


Offer: Newegg has the Brother HL-2270HW monochrome laser printer with 27ppm printing, 2400 x 600 resolution, 8.5 seconds to first page printing, built in duplexing, and 802.11b/g wireless connectivity (plus USB 2.0 and 10/100 Ethernet) for just $79.99 plus $1.99 shipping. Expires 8/29/11.






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Friday Morning Roundup for August 26, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 6:20 am

The latest happenings from around the web - August 26th, 2011




- AMD 990FX Motherboard Round-Up: Asus, ASRock, Gigabyte @ Hot Hardware

- MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) PCI-Express 3.0 @ Techpowerup

- ASUS F1A75-M PRO @ Pureoverclock

- MSI A75MA-G55 vs. Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 socket FM1 tested @ Planet3DNow

- Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 Z68 Motherboard @ HiTechLegion




- Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 & AMD A8-3800 @ LANOC

- Socket 1155 Charts - updated Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 @ Ocaholic

Continue reading 'Friday Morning Roundup for August 26, 2011' (full post)

Escape From City 17: Part Two

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 4:00 am

Escape From City 17 - Part Two has been released and it shows a story about the connection that grows between two people during the battle for City 17. It uses the same gritty, guerrilla style of the original movie and was made on just a $250 budget, previously owned/donated software, time and an HVX200 camera. It's impressive to watch, and whilst it doesn't look as good as the latest Transformer movie for example, you can't complain or compare a $250,000,000 budget to a $250 budget.




Did anyone else notice the G-Man at 4:18? I did! :)


HTC Sense 3.5 beta screenshots, weather widgets look gorgeous

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 3:30 am

Ah, HTC Sense, how I love your weather widgets and according to, the new HTC Sense 3.5 has been teased. Sense 3.0 had some crazy requirements from HTC that made it require a dual-core and if you didn't have one, you were out of luck. HTC are now doing a 180-degree turn on this and according to, older models of HTC phones should be capable of cranking that beautiful UI you see below.




3.5 is still reported to use the ring style unlocking system that 3.0 did, but will hopefully show more notifications for weather and messages than it did before. The Sense widgets have been updated as you can see above with the weather widget taking up virtually the entire screen. There are now two buttons down the bottom, one for applications and one for the phone. All I can say is "do want."

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