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Sony will be the last to announce their next-gen console, PlayStation 4 probably won't make it until sometime between 2013-2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 31, 2012 4:15 am

According to the leader of Sony's French gaming division, Sony will most likely be the last to announce its next-generation console. Philippe Cardone, CEO of PlayStation France, told Le Point that they are in no rush to reveal details on their next-gen console.




This is fuelling rumors that Sony aren't even at a prototype design stage for the PS4, which means it can't be shown off to developers or at gaming events such as E3. Sony claims that there is "no pressure", but considering that Sony's console ranks third behind Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii, you would think they would be out of the "meh" stage and into the "we need to have another console out in 2 years, max."


With the Wii U launching this year, Microsoft's next-gen Xbox launching next year, Sony will be in a lot of trouble. Wii U won't have the best graphics, but once the next-gen Xbox comes out and stomps all over the PS3 in terms of functionality, features, and graphics... what will Sony do? Sit back and let Microsoft take all the glory? Sony needs to let the PS4 prototypes loose to companies, now.


10-year life cycles, in this world of technology, is pathetic. Smartphones and tablets pounce over themselves every 6 to 12 months, gaming consoles are now stagnant, old horse, less-than-720p-output machines which are in today's standards of Full HD/120Hz, etc - pathetic.

Spotted: Single fan non-reference design Sapphire Radeon HD 7950

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jan 31, 2012 3:55 am

Pictures of Sapphire's non-reference, single fan Radeon HD 7950 have floated onto the surface of the web and it looks quite interesting indeed. It's reported that the single fan model will most likely stick to AMD's reference clock speeds of 800MHz core, 1250MHz (5GHz GDDR5 effective) speeds.




The PCB is Sapphire's usual sexy blue color, with the cooler quite compact and as previously mentioned, just a single fan design. Display output wise, we have two mini-DisplayPort, one HDMI and one DVI. It has also been reported that the maximum factory overclocking permitted by AMD to AIB (Add-in Board) partners is 900MHz for the core, and stock memory clocks.


Does this card cater to your needs? A single fan, non-reference HD 7950 is quite good for those who want to build HTPC's. Will you get one?

Monday Morning Roundup for January 30, 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 30, 2012 3:20 pm

The latest happenings in the technology world, January 30th, 2012.


Cases & Cooling:


NZXT Havik 120 - Overclockers Club

Akasa Venom Toxic Full Tower Chassis - eTeknix

NZXT Source 220 Computer Case - APH Networks

Noctua NF-F12 120mm PWM Fan - DragonSteelMods

Corsair Carbide 500R Arctic White Edition - Madshrimps

Bitfenix Raider Mid Tower - KitGuru

NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Full Tower Case - Real World Labs

Swiftech Apogee HD Water Block -

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Deal of the Day: Newegg - Samsung CLP-325W Wireless Networked Color Laser Printer for $89.99 with FREE Shipping!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Printers & Scanners | Posted: Jan 30, 2012 2:13 pm

Our Deal of the Day is Newegg - Samsung CLP-325W Wireless Networked Color Laser Printer for $89.99 with FREE Shipping!


$89.99 with FREE shipping buys the Samsung CLP-325W color laser printer with up to 2400 x 600 DPI printing, up to 17ppm black, 4ppm color, USB 2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity, and 1 year warranty. Use code: JANSAM7 to take it down to this price. Unknown expiration date.






Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Download of the Day: MediaMonkey Beta

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 30, 2012 1:21 pm

Our Download of the Day is MediaMonkey Beta.


MediaMonkey is a music manager and jukebox for serious music collectors and iPod users. It catalogs your CDs, OGG, WMA, MPC, FLAC, APE, WAV and MP3 audio files. It offers an intelligent tag editor which looks up missing Album Art and track information via Freedb and the web, and an automated file and directory renamer to organize your music library.




Organize music and edit tags in your audio library with a powerful, intuitive interface

Automatically lookup and tag Album Art and other metadata

Manage 50,000+ files in your music collection without bogging down

Play MP3s and other audio formats, and never again worry about varying volume

Record CDs into OGG, MP3, FLAC and WMA files

Convert MP3s, OGG, FLAC and WMA files into other formats with the Audio Converter

Create playlists and music mixes quickly and easily to suit any occasion

Synchronize with iPods / MP3 players effortlessly and convert tracks on-the-fly

Download audio content using the new integrated Podcatcher.

Use MediaMonkey for Parties or other public places with Party Mode

Create Statistics and other Reports of your music collection as Excel, html, or xml files.

Customize MediaMonkey with Skins, visualizations, plug-ins and scripts to make it do what you want it to.


Plus much more...

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Mobile App of the Day: Jelly Defense

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 30, 2012 12:26 pm

Our Mobile App of the Day is Jelly Defense.


Finally something worth defending!



Join the Jelly forces now and lead them to glory in this uneven and fierce fight against the invaders! Use your tactical skills and wisdom to tip the scales of victory in your favor in order to save the Diploglobe and the Jelly nation from the agressors! That's right, you are their only hope - the one they call the liberator, the true leader, the Jelly savior! You are the hero they deserve! Just look at these poor little creatures. They trust you, they believe in you, they rely on you. Can you refuse those big faithfull eyes (or eye)? You're really their only hope!




Get Jelly Defense now and lose yourself in an amazing, unique and beautiful world! Build powerful towers and lead your army to battle against fantastic and demanding enemies! The most magic, addicting and surreal adventure awaits you! Jump in and become the ultimate Jelly legend!


Jelly Defense, mmm...


You can download Jelly Defense from the Android Market, or check it out, here.

RumorTT: Samsung outs the Galaxy S III on their support site

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 30, 2012 11:28 am

I love my Galaxy S II, but I really want to see what the next-gen Galaxy handset can do. The GT-i9300 has been spotted on Samsung's support page, but since it was spotted, has vanished.




Samsung's model numbers work very specifically, with the Galaxy S II being the GT-i9100, the Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Galaxy Nexus the GT-i9250, so the GT-i9300 would indicate that it should, not will, be the Galaxy S III.


I think we'll see an announcement soon, and a launch before the iPhone 5. Samsung can get a good head start and will make Apple salivating to release their next iOS-powered device. Hopefully the GSIII has Ice Cream Sandwich, and a higher-resolution display. Keep that sexy Super AMOLED screen please, Samsung.

Channel Ten release a Samsung-exclusive app

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 30, 2012 10:21 am

Over twelve months ago, Channel Ten released an iPhone app where it allowed you to check out its program guide and watch video from the device for some shows.




Enter the new Android-based app, where it's a Samsung-exclusive. I've noticed myself that Channel Ten ads have been saying "Ten looks better on Samsung," where I presumed we'd see a new TV with some Channel Ten-exclusive content for Samsung-based products, well, I was wrong.


This means that other popular Android-based smartphone makers are locked out, such as LG and HTC. The new Channel Ten app is free and runs on any Samsung device with Android 2.1 or later.

Man takes some cash out from ATM, also receives a dead mouse

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Jan 30, 2012 9:23 am

It was only a few weeks ago that we reported about a mouse carcass dissolving in a can of Mountain Dew, but another mouse story has found its way onto the wonderful Internet, and this time it's a bit more interesting.




Gholam Hafezi went to an ATM to take out 700 Swedish Kronor when:


I got my 700 kronor but I never got the receipt. At the same time, I saw a cord that was jamming the ATM slot.


Hafezi at the time, did not think what would happen next. He figured someone was trying to do something illegal like skimming his card, so he pulled the cord. After he pulled it, he released that the cord was indeed a... mouse tail. The ATM in question was located at a Coop Forum, which is a famous Swedish supermarket chain.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines gets a new cinematic trailer, has also been delayed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 30, 2012 8:14 am

A new trailer has for Gearbox Software and SEGA's new Aliens-themed, Aliens: Colonial Marines is out, this time it's a cinematic trailer. The trailer features a decent music track in the background as well as a tease of things to come.



Watch it above, but if you want to just read about it, then don't blame me for spoilers: The trailer shows off a couple of different floors of a structure, where we can see marines lock 'n' loading, preparing to fight an onslaught of near-unkillable aliens.


Acid drops through the levels, through the metal and lands on a nasty looking alien. It of course opens its mouth and reveals its second chomper. Anyone who is an Alien/s fan and says they're not excited about this, needs to be checked out. Let's hope Gearbox do well with this game.

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