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Bose works their TriPort magic on a couple new headphones

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 3:43 pm

Audio specialists Bose have just released a couple new sets of headphones to market in the OE2 and OE2i. These on-ear headphones promise a super comfortable fit to the head while being slim profile by design with foam ear cushioned, foldable earcups to make transporting more pleasant.

 

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Bose says the sound quality of these headphones in comparison to their predecessors has been improved upon thanks to the use of a TriPort acoustic structure for improved audio reproduction.

 

The OE2 headphones use a standard audio cable, coming in at $149.95 USD, whilst the OE2i is a step up with its inline remote and microphone, priced at $179.95 USD.

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Buffalo intros a DLNA TV supporting 3TB external HDD

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 2:54 pm

Buffalo has come up with a new way to provide mass external storage which still plays ball nicely with the many DLNA-capable TVs that don't support 3, or in some cases even 2TB drives.

 

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The multimedia focused HD-ALCTU2/V drive from Buffalo provides a capacity switch whereby you can set the amount of space seen by the 3TB drive inside the unit - 1TB, 2TB or the full 3TB. The way it works is by allowing users to partition their content, so you could for instance have all your larger movie files taking up 2TB, whilst the other 1TB partition would be for housing all your TV shows / music etc.

 

As for the design of the unit itself, it is of glossy black appearance and measures 121 x 40 x 201 mm. It relies on a USB 2.0 connection for its interface and includes built-in rubber mounts to prevent vibration.

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Corsair unleashes quad channel 32GB kit ahead of Sandy E launch

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: RAM | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 2:11 pm

Suiting up in advance for Intel's Sandy Bridge E platform, Corsair has become the first in the memory industry to announce a quad channel memory kit to make full use of the next-gen platforms quad channel memory subsystem.

 

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Corsair has delivered a high-end enthusiast oriented kit under its popular Dominator series, sporting those lovely DHX+ heatsinks in a red & black color scheme.

 

The kit (part number: CMT32GX3M4X1866C9) comprises four 8GB modules, making up a total of 32GB RAM. The modules themselves are rated for 1866MHz with timings of 9-10-9-27 C9, requiring a voltage of only 1.5V. The modules will of course also work in current dual channel platforms w/ four DIMM slots, albeit only in dual channel mode of course.

 

The kit becomes available worldwide sometime this month at a hefty price tag of $999 USD.

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Download of the Day: Comodo Internet Security 5.8.211697

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 1:16 pm

Our Download of the Day today is Comodo Internet Security 5.8.211697.

 

Comodo claim that their firewall is unique in that it passes all known leak tests to ensure the integrity of data entering and exiting your system. Comodo has put firewall through all kinds of sophisticated tests to ensure its firewall powerful enough to ward off these attacks with default settings. No other firewall has had to work this hard.

 

• PC Magazine Online's Editor's Choice

• Secures against internal and external attacks

• Blocks internet access to malicious Trojan programs

• Safeguards your Personal data against theft

• Delivers total end-point security for Personal Computers and Networks

 

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Deal of the Day: CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 Laptop Memory - $34.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: RAM | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 12:31 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 Laptop Memory - $34.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!.

 

Offer: Get 8GB of DDR3 RAM for your laptop computer for just $34.99 after rebate, shipped free!

 

CORSAIR 8GB 204-PIN DDR3 SODIMM LAPTOP MEMORY SALE

 

$10 PRE-PAID REBATE CARD expires 10/31/2011.

 

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Palit's new GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo, funky HSF design

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 11:39 am

Palit Microsystems have today unveiled a new graphics card based on the NVIDIA GF114 40nm GPU, the limited edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo model which sports higher-than-stock clocks and what excites me the most, a custom cooler. The Twin Light Turbo uses a dual-slot cooler which has four copper heatpipes, two fans, and most surprisingly, sound output of under 10 dBA.

 

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Other features include 384 CUDA Cores, a 256-bit memory interface, 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 2-way SLI support and outputs include D-Sub, dual DVI and HDMI. Clock speeds and pricing on the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo have yet to be announced. The cooler is similar to Gainward Phantom cards, which is definitely not a bad thing as the fans ventilate the card by drawing air from the heatsink itself. Nice work, Palit.

Square Enix show off next-gen game engine called Luminous

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 10:07 am

Square Enix has shown off their next-generation game engine at a press conference held in Tokyo, where they've said their goal is to build what they call 'quality live action' graphics. The screenshots below show off what they've achieved, with Square Enix trying to get as close as absolute true fidelity thanks to DirectX 11 and their new engine, Luminous.

 

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Square Enix displayed some of the source material pictures and side-by-side pictures with in-game shots. Luminous has allows engineers to build navigable spaces rendered in real-time, as shown in the video I have placed below. The tech is not available to studios outside of the Square Enix network, and for good reason. The Japan-based publisher wants to push this tech and scale it across small casual games right up to triple-A titles.

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Die Hard 5 announced, titled A Good Day to Die Hard

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 8:34 am

Die Hard 5 has been officially announced and will be titled "A Good Day to Die Hard". The movie shoots in January 2012 and is set to have a release of February 14, 2013. A Good Day to Die Hard will see John McClane (still played by the awesome Bruce Willis) heading to Moscow to sweet talk some cops into letting his apparently-warward son out of jail for something he did, but when he gets there, things surround his son's arrest are not as they appear and world-threatening terrorist hijinks ensue.

 

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There's no word on whether A Good Day to Die Hard will be PG-13 or R, personally I'm hoping for the latter. I want to see some Yippee Kiyay Moth... well, you get the picture. John Moore was reportedly chosen by Willis to direct. Moore previously directing Max Payne, The Omen and Behind Enemy Lines. Skip Woods wrote the screenplay, he was behind the screenplays of Swordfish, Hitman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The A-Team.

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SEGA bringing Daytona USA to XLBA, PSN

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 8:10 am

In a great move by SEGA, they have just announced they are bringing the great racing game, Daytona USA back. Daytona USB will receive a staggered North America and European release with it hitting North America on October 26 and Europe on Xbox Live, and on October 25 in North America on PSN. European PS3 gamers will have to wait until "late November" for the game, unfortunately.

 

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Even though its a new release, Daytona USA will retain most of its original form, including untouched graphics and soundtrack. Added features include Leaderboards and online support. Daytona USA will be going for 800 MSP or $9.99 USD. A list of features for Daytona USA is belowwwww*:

 

-Relive your glory days of racing to the sounds of the original Daytona USA soundtrack, also available in Karaoke Mode

 

-Support for the Logitech GT Driving Force steering wheel controller on PS3, and all Xbox 360-supported steering wheel controllers

 

-Arcade Mode, race the clock in Survival and Time Trial Modes with up to eight players in online multiplayer to place on the worldwide leaderboard

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Sony hacked yet again, 93,000 accounts accessed this time

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 7:27 am

Sony have released a statement revealing they have been hacked again, with 93,000 accounts globally being accessed. Sony have temporarily locked these accounts and only a "small fraction" of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked. Sony are currently reviewing the accounts for unauthorised accessed and will provide more updates as they have them. Sony have also used some number play to seemingly down play the event by saying "less than one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of their PSN, SEN and SOE audience may have been affected".

 

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Sony have used this as an opportunity to remind people of the importance of a strong password and having a username/password combination that is not associated with other online services or sites. They suggest you use a hard-to-guess password and always look out for unusual activity in your account. I've provided the full press release below:

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