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Apple finally confirm March 2 for iPad 2 intro

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 24, 2011 1:44 am

Apple have today sent out invitations to a media event for March 2nd in San Fransisco which is presumably for their iPad 2. The event is to be held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

 

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Apple also included a nice picture to go along with the event invitation, an iOS calender icon with the date March 2 on it, with it slightly folded back exposing an iPad behind it. I personally take it more as a big mofo 2 on the front, with an iPad behind it... nice work, Apple.

Battlefield 3 gameplay trailer, ready to redefine the meaning of OMG

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 24, 2011 1:17 am

The first in-game Battlefield 3 gameplay footage has hit the internet and has sent shockwaves through the gaming industry. It looks to totally redefine the Battlefield series and features a brand new engine in the form of Frostbite 2.0

 

 

The gameplay trailer shows upgraded graphics, character models, upgraded lighting and shadows and the ability to drag injured team mates to safety from the cover of fire, rockets or debris. The video also teases that anyone who pre-orders Battlefield 3 Limited Edition will get the "Back to Karkand" expansion pack for free.

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Download of the Day: SuperAntiSpyware 4.49.1000

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 23, 2011 11:32 am

Our Download of the Day today is SuperAntiSpyware 4.49.1000.

 

SUPERAntiSpyware Professional features our highly advanced Real-Time Protection to ensure protection from installation or re-installation of potential threats as you surf the Internet. Used in conjunction with our First Chance Prevention and Registry Protection, your computer is protected from thousands of threats that attempt to infect and infiltrate your system at startup or while shutting down your system.

 

Advanced Detection and Removal

 

• Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.

• Light on System Resources and won't slow down your computer like many other anti-spyware products. Won't conflict with your existing anti-spyware or anti-virus solution!

 

Real-Time Protection

 

• Real-Time Blocking of threats! Prevent potentially harmful software from installing or re-installing!

• First Chance Prevention examines over 50 critical points of your system each time your system starts up and shuts down to eliminate threats before they have a chance to infect and infiltrate your system.

• Schedule either Quick, Complete or Custom Scans Daily or Weekly to ensure your computer is free from harmful software.

 

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Deal of the Day: Corsair CMFUSBMINI-8GB Flash Voyager Mini 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $4.99 after Rebate with $0.99 Shipping!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 23, 2011 10:28 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Corsair CMFUSBMINI-8GB Flash Voyager Mini 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $4.99 after Rebate with $0.99 Shipping!.

 

Offer: This tiny 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive is just $4.99 after $10 mail in rebate (expiring 2/24/11). Shipping comes out to just 99 cents. It's capless too, which is nice.

 

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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Feb 23, 2011 6:02 am

The latest happenings from around the web - February 23rd, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- Intel's first Z68 board model names leaked @ VR-Zone

- ECS P67H2-A LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard @ PC Perspective

 

CPU

 

- AMD Athlon II X2 255 CPU @ Ultimate Hardware

- AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.60GHz AM3 Processor @ eTeknix

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Boxee Box HD Media Player, Updated and Netflix Ready @ Hot Hardware

- Sapphire HD5670 Flex Edition Review - low cost multiscreen productivity @ Kitguru

- Zotac Geforce GTX 560 Ti (1Gb GDDR5) graphics card @ Funkykit

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Razer set to release Chimaera 5.1 wireless headset for Xbox 360, pre-order now for April delivery

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Feb 23, 2011 3:38 am

Razer is really pumping out some sweet peripherals and accessories for the Xbox 360 and their new Chimaera 5.1 wireless headset is no exception. The Xbox 360 headset is now listed for pre-order and comes in at $199.99. Sure, that sounds expensive but considering surround sound systems are usually a fair bit more than that, it's not bad at all.

 

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The Razer Chimaera headset has a great list of features, it's of course, wireless, 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound capable, has a dedicated local voice channel, circumaural ear cups, PC compatible and includes up to 8 hours of battery life.

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Dell refreshes its XPS 15, 17 line with Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA GT500M series

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Feb 23, 2011 3:26 am

Dell has pimped up their XPS rides with some nice additions in the form of Intel's Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA's GT500M series GPU's. The XPS15 can be set up with one of three Sandy Bridge Core i7 processors up to 2.7GHz, as well as a choice between NVIDIA's 1GB GeForce GT525M or the 2GB GT540M.

 

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The XPS range now comes stock with 4GB of memory which maxes out at 8GB, storage wise they peak at 750GB or 256GB if you like to get your Solid State fix. The screen can be upgraded for a premium, it stays at 15.6-inch but can be upgraded from 720p to 1080p with or without facial recognition technology built-in.

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Flash for Android 3.0 to arrive "a few weeks" after the first tablets - CityVille fans jump in the air

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 23, 2011 1:40 am

This would be a huge game changer for Google. Flash may not sound like a big deal to most people, but think of the 100, 000, 000 CityVille players that simply require Flash in order to fulfill their daily duties in CityVille.

 

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Facebook has what, over 650 million users now? With literally hundreds of millions of players playing Facebook games that run in Flash. Having Flash on a tablet will usher a new era of tablet-users. It might change from the tech-savvy to the game-savvy users, allowing a yet untapped resource of potential customers. That's the way I see it anyway - personally knowing a large amount of people who really only use their computers for email, Facebook and Facebook games.

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK now available to everyone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 23, 2011 1:00 am

Android Developers are pleased to announce that the full SDK for Android 3.0 is now available to developers. The API's are final and people are free to develop apps using this new platform and publish them to the Android Market. The new API level is 11.

 

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For those of you who want to view the new user and developer features, check out this link. Not only has the team released the SDK but they are also announcing the releasing updates to their SDK Tools (r10) and ADT Plugin for Eclipse (10.0.0).

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Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 now available

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 23, 2011 12:29 am

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 users rejoice! Service Pack 1 is now available for both flavors of Windows and is available via Windows Update any hour now as Microsoft are rolling it out now.

 

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Brandon from the Windows Team Blog says "Remember - for Windows 7, SP1 will help keep your PCs well supported by delivering ongoing updates, many of which have been made previously available through Windows Update. It does, however, include client-side support for RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory which are two new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1."

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