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OCZ RevoDrive X2 SSD brings four Sandforce controllers to one PCI-E slot

By: Don Lynn | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 9:47 pm

It looks like OCZ is finding plenty of ways to keep that new Taiwan manufacturing plant plenty busy. OCZ is following up their already speedy RevoDrive PCI-E SSD solution, which hit the market not too long ago, with the RevoDrive X2.


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On the surface, you wouldn't think things had changed much: PCI-E connection, between 100GB and 960GB of storage. Looking under the hood is where you get an idea of the improvements. OCZ has doubled the onboard SandForce-1200 controllers, going from two to four. Onboard RAID 0 gives this drive the ability to hit up to 740MB/s transfer speeds and up to 120,000 IOPS, which is quite an improvement over the 600MB/s speeds of the original RevoDrive. Prices have not been made available yet, but we're betting it's gonna be a pretty penny.

EKING S700 is the world's first E-notepad and it has a color screen

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 7:02 pm

Electronic paper screen are on the market in force with several different products being the same basic thing. We have ePaper and eInk for instance that are different flavors of the same tech that offers a black and white image on a screen that uses little power and lacks a backlight. These screens are very common today in devices like eReaders and you can find them on some watches even.


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A company called EKING has unveiled a really cool new product called the S700 that claims to be the world's first E-notebook. The device is in a case that looks like a spiral notebook and inside that notebook is a 7-inch digital paper screen. The big difference between this digital paper screen and the ones on devices like the nook or Kindle is that the S700 has color. The screen also support two input methods with resistive touch and electromagnetic induction touch. That means the screen supports navigation with your finger and it recognizes handwriting from a stylus.

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AppStation kneeboard straps your iPad to a leg

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 6:06 pm

I have seen some strange gear for iPads and iPhones over the years. A new accessory for the iPad called the AppStation looks weird at first glance, but when you think about some of the uses for the device, it's actually pretty cool. The AppStation is aimed at pilots or other users who need to keep an iPad stable and accessible when their hands are busy in a situation where a normal holder won't do the trick.


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The AppStation has a Velcro-style strap that holds the iPad holder and iPad to the user's leg near the knee. The iPad holding portion of the AppStation is black polycarbonate material and has a curved back to comfortable fit the leg. The rear of the strand is raised s the screen naturally tilts towards the user. The iPad can easily be inserted and removed from the holder as needed.

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Future Sonics outs new Atrio Special Edition professional grade earphones

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 5:04 pm

Audiophiles won't be caught dead using the earphones that came with their MP4 payer or music phone. They are always out for a set of earphones or headphones that offer better sound quality and look cool while sounding good. Future Sonics sells a line of earphones that are certainly aimed at the audiophile and the companies latest are called the Atrio Special Edition.




The ASE earphones use a new MG7 transducer and have TrueTimbre audio quality to deliver rich, full sound to the listener. The earphones use multiple drive earphones have no crossover allowing them to be used on stage, in a studio, or plugged into your iPod. The earphones also have noise-isolating tips and come with several tip sizes for a custom fit. The drivers are also designed to deliver quality audio for a rich sound at lower volumes to protect the wearers hearing. Future Sonics earphones have been used by musicians like U2 and Phil Collins.

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Wicked Audio and Peavey Guitars unveils Rockmaster stagekit

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 4:04 pm

If you are an audio fan that has dreamed of playing a guitar instead of just listening to your favorite tracks or playing games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero Rockmaster is for you. This new stagekit is from Peavey Guitars and Wicked Audio and it packs in everything an aspiring musician needs to start playing the guitar for realz.




The kit includes a 5-in- bundle with a guitar, internal dual channel headphone amp, cable, integrated digital tuner, a strap, picks, and a GT-5 amplifier. That GT-5 amp has an MP3 input that will let the player plug in a MP3 player to play along with their favorite tunes on a real guitar. Wicked Audio also adds a set of its black Jaw Breakers earbuds to the kit.

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Galaxy offers gamers GTS 450 Hall of Fame edition video card

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 3:04 pm

Galaxy is one of the card partners that offers NVIDIA video cards. Not too long ago when the GTS 450 debuted, Galaxy was one of the companies with cards on launch day. Those GTS 450 cards were decent enough considering the price the cards sold for. There were probably bunches of gamers out there that liked the price of the card and wished that the clock speeds were a bit higher. For those people Galaxy has unveiled the new GTS 450 Hall of Fame edition.


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The HoF edition of the video card shares the common features of all the GTS 450's with support for things like DirectX and CUDA. The big difference in this HoF and the standard GTS 450 card is the clock speeds. Galaxy overclocks the HoF version at the factory with a graphics clock of 1000MHz, a processor clock of 2000MHz, and a memory clock of 4100MHz. The card also has a special 3+1 phase power supply for improved performance.

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Download of the Day: Evernote

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 8:56 am

Our Download of the Day today is Evernote


Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.


Stop forgetting things. Capture everything now so you will be able to find it all later.


• Tasks and to-dos

• Notes and research

• Web pages

• Whiteboards

• Business cards

• Scribbles

• Snapshots

• Wine labels


And then find them all any time across all the computers and devices you use. How does Evernote do it?


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Deal of the Day: Monster Cable MCC AVL300 Home Theater & Lighting Remote Control for $59.99

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 8:26 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Computer Geeks - Monster Cable MCC AVL300 Home Theater & Lighting Remote Control for $59.99.


Offer: I swear, I think I've seen this remote control on one of the episodes of Robo-tech back in my youth. Control not only your home theater, but your lights, audio, video and anything else your creative mind can figure out. Click through to get the nitty gritty details and to pick it up. It was $69.99 but for an extremely limited time, you get $10 knocked off the price by using coupon code: MONSTER (10/31/10 or while supplies last or when they feel like pulling the coupon)


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Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 7:30 am

The latest happenings from around the web - October 28th, 2010




- MacBook Air: Tempted again, disappointed again @ tbreak

- Shuttle XS35 GT Barebone PC @ Madshrimps

- HP Pavilion P6610F @ Techreviewsource

- Dell Inspiron M101z Review - Laptop Power in a Netbook's Frame @ PC Perspective

- Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410 Desktop @ Hardware Heaven

- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 Motherboard @ HiTechLegion




- Compaq Q2159 1080p Widescreen LCD 21.5" Monitor @ iGadgetlife

- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 Super Overclock Edition Video Card @ Legit Reviews

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China now has the world's fastest supercomputer - Operation Skynet has begun

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Super Computing | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 6:24 am

Wow, just wow. China has just surpassed the US and the rest of the world by revealing the world's fastest supercomputer.


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Dubbed the Tianhe-1A, it is located at the National Supercomputer Center (where else would you build a Supercomputer but the National Supercomputer Center!!) in Tianjin. The Tianhe-1A scored 2.507 petaflops as measured by the LINPACK benchmark.


The Tianhe-1A now beats the Cray's 2.3 petaflops.


Tianhe-1A was able to achieve it's record by using 7, 168 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPU's and 14, 336 Intel Xeon CPU's consuming a very nice 4.04 megawatts.

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