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Clearwire launches Clear Modem with integrated WiFi router

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Networking | Posted: Dec 3, 2010 4:02 pm

When it comes to setting up a wireless network that will work with your broadband connection at home some people are clueless. My mom once tried to set up her own wireless network and ended up cramming a phone line into the Ethernet port on the router. It wasn't pretty. For folks that want more simplicity on their devices or just need less clutter and want 4G Clearwire has a new modem for you.


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The new modem is called the Clear Modem and it supports the WiMax 4G service Clearwire offers in some markets. The modem also has a built in WiFi router that will support multiple devices using 802.11n and supports older protocols as well. The router is about the size of a clock according to Clear and will shoot fast speeds throughout the home.

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Download of the Day: Google Chrome 9.0.597.0 Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 3, 2010 10:44 am

Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 9.0.597.0 Beta.


Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.


One box for everything


Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.


Thumbnails of your top sites


Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.


Incognito mode


Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.


Safe browsing


Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.


For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.


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The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 9.0.597.0 Beta


# All

- Ongoing work on IndexDB and GPU

- Tweaks/Fixes to Google Chrome Instant

- Extensions/Apps work

- Autofill related fixes


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Deal of the Day: EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 01G-P3-1467-AR Video Card - $155 after Rebate, Shipped Free!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Dec 3, 2010 10:06 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 01G-P3-1467-AR Video Card - $155 after Rebate, Shipped Free!.


Offer: Get this great gaming video card for a great price. NewEgg has the EVGA 01G-P3-1467-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card for just $154.99 after a $40 MIR.


$40 REBATE CARD expires 12/31/2010.


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Friday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 3, 2010 9:40 am

The latest happenings from around the web - December 3rd, 2010




- New ASUS U36JC 13.3-inch Ultra-Thin and Toshiba NB520 Netbook Hands On Videos @ Netbooknews

- ASRock Vision 3D System @ Kitguru

- Dell XPS 15 (L501X) Laptop @ Hardware Heaven




- ECS H67H2-M Intel H67 Motherboard - FIRST LOOK @ PCStats

- GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 Motherboard @ Legit Reviews

- MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 (rev. 2.0): Contemporary Second Generation LGA1366 Mainboard @ XBit Labs




- Patriot Viper Xtreme DDR3 2000MHz Kit @ Neoseeker

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MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard Video Hands-on

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Dec 3, 2010 8:20 am

Yesterday on our busy tech tour around Taipei, we stopped by the MSI headquarters to get a look at one of their upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge motherboards; specifically we took a look at the P67A-GD65.



Okay, so originally we got all mixed up in our rush and were actually looking at the GD55 throughout most of the video, but we made a correction at the end of the video.


As you'll see in the video above, the P67A-GD65 is a mid-range motherboard from MSI that uses an LGA-1155 socket which means it supports Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge processors. Straight up it's easy to see MSI design and attitude style in the design and it comes packed with loads of good features. The big one that MSI is pushing is "Military Class II". It has been upgraded from the first version in the P55 boards to provide even better power and stability. This is done through the use of a six phase power SFC choke setup that provides up to 30% better efficiency than standard chokes, 100% Hi-c CAP's and Japanese made solid capacitors with a claimed life-time of an impressive 10 years.


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It also comes packed with "OC Genie II" which provides quick and easy one button touch overclocking to the CPU frequency. If you have an upcoming MSI H67 motherboard, instead of overclocking the CPU, the OC button will instead overclock the onboard IGP (graphics) instead. CONTINUED...

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Futuremark announces 3DMark 11 and launches the OC competition with MSI

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 3, 2010 3:27 am

Futuremark has today officially announced the highly anticipated (and delayed) 3DMark 11 for Direct X 11 GPU's. Futuremark and their official motherboard and graphics card sponsor MSI have also together announced the official launch of the OC competition Phase II.


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There are two events for this competition which is to be held between December 3rd and December 31st 2010.

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GameString demos UI that brings mobile WoW to HTC Desire

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 3, 2010 2:48 am

Several companies have been tinkering with the idea of cloud based gaming for a while now, and GameString has been right there in the middle of it. Their latest accomplishment is a custom UI that allows World of Warcraft to be played on an Android phone.


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A translucent spot that operates as a thumbstick along with buttons for spells allow the game to be playable while it streams from an Adrenalin Host Server from approximately 80 kilometers away. The HTC Desire used is connected to a home network with speeds of 2Mbps down / 2Mbps up. While this Alpha version does show some stuttering in intense spots, it's still a step in pushing mobile gaming to another level. Check out the video demo after the break.


RIM acquires Swedish interface developers The Astonishing Tribe

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 3, 2010 2:22 am

RIM made quite a few waves today with their announcement that they have acquired

The Astonishing Tribe(TAT), a Swedish mobile interface team that had a hand in developing Android's look in its early stages.


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No specifics on money or timelines were given, but RIM CTO David Yach stated in the release that he's "excited that the TAT team will be joining RIM and bringing their talent to the BlackBerry PlayBook and smartphone platforms." The folks at TAT are indeed really creative when it comes to mobile interface; not only have they had their hands on Android but also in projects like Fujitsu's dual touchscreen phone with its flick to share interface. BlackBerries could get a whole lot cooler in the near future.

Netflix talking to the networks; looking to get access to newer TV episodes

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 3, 2010 2:08 am

Netflix is not happy with only having previous seasons when it comes to TV episodes. According to several reports, Netflix is in negotiations with several TV networks to stream the latest TV episodes for up to $100,000 a pop.


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This obviously would put Netflix squarely in Hulu's turf, which is currently the go-to site for most streaming TV viewers. It can't be a coincidence that Netflixs' newest streaming only service is priced at $8 a month, which is exactly what Hulu Plus subscribers pay as well. Netflix has already gotten their feet wet in current TV with their recent deal for new Saturday Night Live episodes, but that's obviously not enough for the company. Hey, anything that gets me closer to cutting the satellite cord I will call a win.

Google's social product could possibly be called "Google +1"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Dec 3, 2010 2:00 am

Google has been wanting to place it's flag in the social network land for a little while now and currently the internal codename for their upcoming social project is "Emerald Sea".


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But, that name could now be old and replaced by "Google +1" or "Google Plus One". It's unknown if it'll be one or the other but right now it is a decision between both of those names. The +1 comes from the same mind set of Facebook's Like and Twitters Retweet.

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