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Deal of the Day: 2TB Fantom GD2000EU32 GreenDrive eSATA/USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $89.99 with FREE Shipping!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 15, 2011 2:33 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - 2TB Fantom GD2000EU32 GreenDrive eSATA/USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $89.99 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: Buy.com has the Fantom GD2000EU32 GreenDrive 2TB eSATA/USB 2.0 external hard drive with 32MB cache and 2 year warranty for just $89.99 with FREE shipping. There's no rebate to send in this time too.

 

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HTC Flyer 7-inch tablet Video Hands-On from MWC 2011

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 15, 2011 1:21 pm

MWC 2011 - Today HTC announced its first tablet at MWC called "Flyer". It is a 7-inch tablet with a 1024 x 600 display running Android and maybe most notably with HTC Sense for Tablets. Many will know HTC Sense on HTC's range of mobile phones, a kind of overlay on the OS which includes a range of easy to use widgets and such. HTC Sense for Tablets is much of the same thing, but has been optimized for the larger screen.

 

 

Next up is HTC Scribe Technology which implemented a "scribble" feature which allows the user to jot down notes or mark certain sections in books or even on Facebook and other applications that they want to remember or to easily show to a friend. Using the included multi-function pen, you can select different pen thicknesses and colors and just start writing in many different areas. If you want to make changes, you can adjust the pen setting and use it as an eraser.

 

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From the looks of things, you use the pen to tap in a certain area of the screen and it quickly snaps a screenshot and launches the "Scribble" application. Basically, it seems like you are editing a saved screenshot image in a very simple graphics editor. Then if you like you can share the Scribble image using a range of different methods.

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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Feb 15, 2011 12:49 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - February 15th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC @ Hardware Heaven

- Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC @ Neoseeker

- Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC @ Pureoverclock

- Sapphire Edge Mini PC @ Overclockers Club

 

Motherboard

 

- Sapphire PURE Black P67 Hydra Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

- Gigabyte G1 Assassin Motherboard Video Preview @ Overclock3D

- ASUS Sabertooth P67 @ Ocaholic

- Gigabyte E350N-USB3 @ Overclock3D

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Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) Video Hands-On from MWC 2011

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 15, 2011 12:10 pm

MWC 2011 - The next product stop for Miss Scooter after checking out the 10.1-inch tablet from Samsung was the latest smartphone to be introduced by Samsung, the Galaxy S II (GT-I9100).

 

 

This is yet another Google Android device based on Gingerbread 2.3. Different from the first Galaxy S is the new and slightly larger 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen which has a better contrast ratio and .3-inch more of screen to enjoy. Other hardware specs to change is the inclusion of a dual-core 1GHz processor which is said to provide the key advantage of offering mobile download speeds of up to 21MBit/s compared to 7.2MBit/s on the original Galaxy.

 

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On the back of the device is a very impressive 8 megapixel camera with a flash which provides video recording at 1080p as well as playback at 1080p. In the video above we get a demo of the Readers app where you can download over 2000 newspapers from around the world. You get full page views of each page and then you simply tap on a headline to read each story in its own view.

 

Nicole quizzed the Samsung rep on when it might be going on sale, but lips were sealed and we do not know when it will be going on sale. Looks pretty darn impressive, though!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Video Hands-On from MWC 2011

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 15, 2011 11:32 am

MWC 2011 - Nicole Scott is on the ground for us at MWC 2011 in Barcelona, Spain covering the big show that focuses on all things phones and tablets.

 

 

Her first stop was by the Samsung booth like many others where she got some hands-on time with the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer. Many will probably be familiar with the previous Samsung Tab, the 10.1 comes with a faster dual-core Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA, of course a larger TFT screen and Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb.

 

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Are you going to be buying the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1? First impressions look pretty good to me, but I'll have to give it a try out in person myself before deciding on buying it, especially with the iPad 2 supposedly not too far away. Let us know in the comments.

Telstra set to launch 4G LTE network this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 15, 2011 2:17 am

Telstra announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that they plan on hitting up some of that 4G-goodness later this year by launching an LTE network in capital cities and certain regional hubs around Australia using the 1800MHz spectrum.

 

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David Thodey announced the plan, which is obviously designed to meet the ever-increasing demand of mobile data around city areas. The new network will not replace the HSPA NextG network, but instead it will work alongside it. Telstra's first LTE product - a Sierra Wireless USB dongle - will work on both the LTE 1800MHz spectrum and the NextG's 850MHz band.

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Qualcomm announce quad core 2.5ghz Snapdragon, APQ8064

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 15, 2011 1:52 am

Qualcomm are riding the wave of smartphone and tablets by announcing a new quad core chip at the World Congress event, capable of running at 2.5GHz and is designed for next-gen tablets. The new chip will go head to head with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 system on a chip.

 

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The new chip, APQ8064 has the same design as the APQ8060 but has ramped the speed up to 2.5GHz and doubles the processing cores to four. It is based on a 28nm design and is featured in a new family of upcoming Snapdragon chips based on the "Krait" codename. APQ8064 also includes a new quad core Adrenos 320 graphics processor with up to 15 times more performance than the current Adreno GPU that it will replace.

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Corsair Performance 3 Next Gen SATA III SSD Available Now

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 15, 2011 1:46 am

Yesterday I told you that Plextor has their new Marvell controlled, SATA III M2 Series SSD available but we have yet to find one in the wild as of today. We did learn that Corsair managed to beat both Plextor and Crucial to market with their new Marvell drive. The Corsair Performance 3 is now in stock and shipping from Newegg.

 

Prices are as follows, 64GB (164.99), 128GB (319.99) and the massive 256GB (749.99 USD). The Performance 3 Series carries a price premium over the SandForce based Force Series but the Performance 3 drives are a lot faster on paper (we have yet to test a retail unit). The Force Series delivered 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write speeds. The new Performance 3 Series is capable of delivering 430MB/s read and 320MB/s write when a 256GB drive is used.

 

In a few days we will have a big announcement from SandForce. 2011 is going to be a great year for solid state drives, stay tuned!

 

Hit the source link to go to Newegg's Performance 3 listings.

Killzone 3 has been leaked

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 15, 2011 1:34 am

A full, final version of Killzone 3 has hit the internet a full two weeks before it's planned launch. The download is a whopping 41.5GB and is reportedly genuine and even includes Killzone 3's 3D mode. There's also a 'half-fat' version without the 3D support.

 

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Killzone 3 is the second AAA title to be leaked after last weeks crisis which involved the leak of Crysis 2 on PC. The Killzone 3 download will only work on hacked PlayStation 3's which should halt a fair amount of people from playing it before the release.

Intel releases the Core i7 990X CPU, also slashes i7-970 and i7-960 pricing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Feb 15, 2011 1:13 am

Intel has updated it's high end range with the introduction of the hexa-core based Intel Core i7 990X. The 990X is clocked at 3.46GHz (compared to the 980's clock speed of 3.33GHz) and still keeps its unlocked multiplier. The 990X has a price tag of $999.

 

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Intel have not only released a new top-end CPU but they have slashed prices on two LGA1366-based chips, the i7-960 and i7-970. The i7-960 has seen a reduction from $562 to $294 while the i7-970 drops from $885 to $583. Not bad at all. This new pricing has put them nearly level with the new second-generation Core range CPU offerings.

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