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Download of the Day: AVG Free Edition 10.0.1136

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 12, 2010 10:38 am

Our Download of the Day today is AVG Free Edition 10.0.1136.


AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is trusted antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows available to download for free. In addition, the new included LinkScanner® Active Surf-Shield checks web pages for threats at the only time that matters - when you're about to click that link.


AVG Anti-Virus Free has these following features:


• Award-winning antivirus and antispyware

• Real-time safe internet surfing and searching

• Quality proven by 80 million of users

• Easy to download, install and use

• Protection against viruses and spyware

• Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP


AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is only available for single computer use for home and non commercial use.



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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Oct 12, 2010 9:09 am

The latest happenings from around the web - October 12th, 2010


NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 Reviews


- ZOTAC GeForce GT 430 1 GB @ Techpowerup

- Zotac GeForce GT 430 Zone Edition Graphics Card @ Hardware Heaven

- NVIDIA GeForce GT 430: Cheap DX11 Graphics @ Hot Hardware

- nVidia GT430 @ Kitguru

- ASUS GeForce GT 430 1GB @ Hardware Canucks

- Zotac Geforce GT 430 @ Funkykit

- ASUS ENGT430 GeForce GT 430 1GB DDR3 Video Card @ Legit Reviews

- ASUS GeForce GT 430 Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews

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Telstra t-bag the Windows Phone 7 launch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 12, 2010 3:27 am

Telstra have been on a roll lately, T-Hub sales are great, new CIO, a new company direction, exclusives (like the HTC Desire), and now, at Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 7, Telstra will receive exclusive acknowledgment in the $100 million advertising campaign for Windows Phone 7.


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Telstra will be Microsoft's main launch partner here in Australia and will be given a special place on the handsets with a media centre application focused on Telstra's online services.


Windows Phone 7 is a big step for Microsoft, the smartphone market is currently dominated by handsets running Apple's iOS, Google's Android and RIM's Blackberry OS.


Years of watching Apple, RIM and Google owning the market, would have Microsoft furious - With Windows Phone 7, this gives Microsoft another shot and with Telstra as an exclusive - it's a very big step for them.

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Xbox Kinect gets a raft, yes, a raft.

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 12, 2010 3:19 am

Well, well, it looks like the prayers of white water rafters world wide has been heard.


Enter, GAME BOAT! "ideal for Kinect adventures".


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Atomic Accessories has created a peripheral to "fully immerse" you into white water rafting. For it to work properly, your feet need to be firmly in the inflatable dinghy, hands and legs inside the raft please!


Kinect Adventures features 20 different mini-games, with the River Rush, white water rapid game being the one most demonstrated.


River Rush supports one or two players, who get to race downstream, leaning left or right to steer the in-game boat, timing their jumps in order to get bonus items.


As a bonus, there are plenty of other games that could eventually support the boat which is great!

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Breakthrough new display tech, draws next to no power

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Oct 12, 2010 2:31 am

Current LCD/LED monitors are very power efficient, but it doesn't stop the constantly evolving IT market from trying out new tech.


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The University of Cincinnati has recently announced a new "e-Display design", which includes a massive breakthrough for electronic devices called, Electrofluidic Display Technology (EFD). Now, this is where you put your lab coat on... finally, you can be Gordon Freeman!


Got it on? Good, here we go, EFD is created through the collaboration between U of C, Dupont, Sun Chemical and Gamma Dynamics.


Ok, you can take it off now - it was getting a bit warm with it on.

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MSI's new N430-GT series supports double over voltage for GPU and memory

By: Don Lynn | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 7:12 pm

Quite a few companies are announcing their flavors of the new NVIDIA GT 430 cards, and MSI is right in the middle of the fray. What puts MSI over the top with the N430GT series is the support of double over-voltage control through their Afterburner software.


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MSI's N430GT cards will include the same Military Class Components as their higher end cards, including the SFC (Super Ferrite Choke) that improves overclocking capability and all-solid capacitors to increase performance and durability. These cards will also support PhysX, 3D Vision Technology, and HDMI 1.4a that supports 7.1 TrueHD and DTS-HD non-distortion high-quality sound format transmission for 3D HTPC usage.

Hitachi ships fastest and most power efficient 10K rpm enterprise HDD

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 7:02 pm

Storage needs in the enterprise and consumer spaces are not the same. Consumers tend to want more capacity and don't always care as much about power savings and all out performance as some sectors of the enterprise market does. In a large enterprise data center with lots of storage drives a small savings in power consumption can add up to big savings in an electric bill. Hitachi has shipped a new enterprise class HDD called the Ultrastar C10K600.


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The new HDD comes in several capacities with 300GB, 450GB, and 600GB versions all using 2.5-inch form factors to take up less space and use less power than similar 3.5-inch offerings. The new 10K rpm HDDs are 15% faster when it comes to random performance and 18% faster for sequential performance than competing products on the market today. At the same time the performance increases, the drives also need 22% less power than competing products on the market.

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Viking Modular Solutions first to announce SSD drives based on newest Sandforce technology

By: Don Lynn | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 6:28 pm

The second generation of SandForce technology was recently announced, and Viking Modular Solutions is the first to announce a suite of drives based on the new SF-2500 and SF-2600 SandForce SSD processors. The server-oriented drives will be available in multiple form factors and will use "standard high density NAND Flash memory to reliably operate in SATA and SAS based enterprise applications without compromising performance."


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These drives will be based around the SATA III 6Gb/s interface and are capable of delivering 60K IOPS random read and write as well as 500 MB/s sequential read and write. DuraClass technology will also be implemented to deliver best in class endurance, security, efficiency, and performance on a single chip. No pricing or availability date has been released at this time.

HP Pavilion dm1-2010nr notebook hits Verizon subsidized notebook line

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 6:00 pm

In Europe and other countries, the practice of subsidizing notebooks and netbooks in exchange for a contract on a new mobile broadband account has been going on for a long time. The practice isn't new in the US with many wireless providers now doing the same thing, though it took much longer to become normal in the US than it did in Europe. Verizon Wireless has announced a new addition to the subsidized notebook line called the HP Pavilion dm1-2010nr.


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The notebook runs on an AMD Athlon II Neo K325 CPU that runs at 1.3GHz and has dual-cores. The notebook also has 2GB of DDR3 RAM with one single memory slot. HP uses Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS on the machine and it has an integrated microphone and webcam. The notebook is finished with the HP imprint finish with champagne gold color.

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