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Deal of the Day: 11.6" HP Pavilion dm1z UltraPortable Laptop w/AMD Fusion E-300 CPU - $349.99 Shipped Free!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Apr 10, 2012 1:28 pm

Our Deal of the Day is 11.6" HP Pavilion dm1z UltraPortable Laptop w/ AMD Fusion E-300 CPU, Radeon HD 6310M, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD - $349.99 Shipped Free!




HP's $150 off instant discount brings the HP Pavilion dm1z 11.6" UltraPortable Laptop to just $349.99 shipped free. This system is positioned somewhere in between netbooks and ultraportables. 1.3GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-30011.6" High Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768)AMD Radeon HD 6310M Discrete-Class Graphics4GB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)320GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 10.0 hours of battery lifeWebcam with Integrated Digital Microphone802.11b/g/n WLAN and BluetoothGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit The 1.3GHz AMD Fusion E-300 CPU performs twice as fast as the Intel Atom Z530 netbook processor and is on par with the venerable Intel Core 2 Duo T6670. For almost the same price as a netbook, you are getting a much better performing system.




Use coupon code: NBG3246 for the $150 instant discount. Expires after 150 uses or on 04/14/2012.

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Download of the Day: Wireshark 1.6.7

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:28 pm

Our Download of the Day is Wireshark 1.6.7.




Wireshark is the world's most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.


What's New

Bug Fixes

The following bugs have been fixed:


Wireshark could crash while reading SSL decryption keys on 64-bit Windows.


Malformed Packets H263-1996 (RFC2190). (Bug 6996)


Wireshark could crash while trying to open an rpcap: URL. (Bug 6922)


New and Updated Features

There are no new features in this release.


New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.


Updated Protocol Support



New and Updated Capture File Support

There are no updates in this release.

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Apple could be the world's first $1 trillion company

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 10, 2012 11:22 am

Apple are definitely on their way toward quite an amazing milestone: becoming the world's first $1 trillion company, according to a Wall Street analyst. Brian White from Topeka Capital Markets recently predicted that Apple stock would push past the $1,000 per share barrier in the next twelve months, which would tip the company very close to the $1 trillion mark.




Apple stock has been quite popular over the last few years, with no signs of it stopping. Share prices topped Google's for the first time last week, a milestone that the late Steve Jobs was rumored to be working toward. How could Apple hit $1,000 in share value? Well, it's not that hard at all, really.


Apple's new iPhone could really boost their value, a new iPad that smashes the previous third-gen iPad, iOS 6.0, new MacBooks, iMacs, they're all coming this year alone. On top of this, Apple is opening up in the Chinese market, which is until now, nearly untapped for Apple. It's a huge market, and sure to boost their share prices considerably as iDevices start flooding into the hands of China-based customers.


Next year should see the release of an iTV, with television being a gigantic market in itself, if Apple could do something... magical... or revolutionary... in television, this would surely catapult them past $1,000 per share, and even inching over the $1 trillion value milestone.

Samsung intros pink-colored GALAXY Note in Korea, Hong Kong

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 10, 2012 10:26 am

Samsung's 5-inch stylus-sporting GALAXY Note is now available in a color that will appeal to the ladies out there, pink. The pink GALAXY Note smartphone is rolling out to South Korea, and slowly in Hong Kong. The pink GALAXY Note will be retaking in Hong Kong for HK$5998 (approx. US$772) and comes with the original protective case.




Samsung have enjoyed success with the GALAXY Note smartphone, as it has pushed past five million units sold, which would be why Samsung have let loose with a pink-colored phone. We all know this is going to sell well, and not bomb. Ladies love the GALAXY-branded phones, and when its in pink, how will it be resisted?


Will you pick up a pink GALAXY Note for yourself (if you're a female reader), or for a loved one or friend, if you're a male reader? It looks quite nice in pink, if my wife didn't already have the GALAXY S II, I'd most likely buy her one of these.

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109, Android 4.0 ICS-powered 9.7-inch tablet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:32 am

Lenovo have just unveiled their latest Android-powered tablet, the 9.7-inch IdeaPad S2109. The tablet rocks Google's latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, a 9.7-inch 1024x768 IPS-based screen, which doesn't beat the new iPad, but keeps up with the iPad 2.



The S2109 does however, sport micro-HDMI, micro-SD expandable memory card slot, as well as a micro-USB port. What is weird here, is that Lenovo have given the S2109 a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, but no rear-facing camera. Yes, no rear-facing camera is present on the IdeaPad S2109.


Lenovo are claiming a respectable 10-hour battery life on the new tablet, and they've also thrown in four SRS TruMedia-branded speakers on the S2109. At the moment, we don't know what SoC or onboard memory for the S2109, these specs should float out in a few weeks time.

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Max Payne to slow-mo dive onto iOS, Android devices this month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 10, 2012 8:26 am

Rockstar proved themselves on the mobile market with their port of Grand Theft Auto III, where they provided the full Grand Theft Auto experience, including cut scenes and their iconic radio stations, in the mobile version of GTA III.




Rockstar Games wants to hit the same note with Max Payne Mobile, where the full bullet dodging craziness finds its way into the mobile world. iOS-based users with an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4, and all generations of the iPad will be capable of playing it.


Android-based users won't know where they stand until April 26, when the full device compatibility list will be available. I think I might pick this up for the new iPad.

Samsung dubs their flexible AMOLED display 'YOUM'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Apr 10, 2012 7:29 am

'YOUM'. This is the name of Samsung's flexible AMOLED technology, in which both the name and logo have been sent for trademark registration in the United States. This means that YOUM-sporting devices could soon be seen in the wild, and flexed, in the wild.




YOUM is Samsung's next-generation ultra-thin screen technology, with the unique characteristic of being able to be bent, Samsung says its even unbreakable. YOUM was showcased before it had a name at CES last year, where they were teasing a 4.5-inch screen with a thickness of 0.3mm and a resolution of 800x480 (WVGA). Samsung have demonstrated the concept of using it for an e-book reader, camera, video chat and even augmented reality and 3D visuals on tablet PCs.


We should see things like watches, smartphones and tablets built from this technology. A flexible watch connected to the Internet, Facebook, e-mail, etc would be quite cool and would definitely sell to the hipsters, and technology fans alike.

DriverTT: NVIDIA GeForce 301.24 beta

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:32 am

NVIDIA have posted some new 300-series GeForce drivers, with the release of GeForce 301.24 beta. These new drivers are actually compatible with "all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs". Previous 300-series drivers only worked on the new GEFORCE GTX 680 GPU. These new drivers add support for features with the GEFORCE GTX 680, including Adaptive Vsync, NVIDIA's Frame Rate Target scheme, and an option to enable FXAA through the control panel.




The new GeForce 301.24 beta driver also offers performance improvements for single- and multi-GPU setups. Also on offer are new features for NVIDIA Surround Vision setups:


  • Add a fourth accessory display for access to email, web, or other applications while you game.
  • Maximize an application to a single physical display when in Surround mode.
  • Confine the Windows Taskbar to the center display.
  • Enable bezel peeking to temporarily peek behind the monitor bezels when using bezel-corrected resolutions.
  • Add or remove resolution settings from the list of Surround resolutions.
  • Full center display acceleration for single-wide display modes.


The 301.24 beta also adds a bunch of new SLI and 3D Vision profiles. SLI support has been baked in for Alan Wake, and Valve's upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.


You can grab the GeForce 301.24 beta drivers here.

Swiftech release Komodo HD7970 waterblock, wants to help your Radeon HD7970 be more awesome

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:57 am

AMD Radeon HD 7970 owner? Lover of overclocking? Been waiting for a waterblock? Well, Swiftech may just have the product for you. Swiftech have released the Komodo HD7970 waterblock for AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GPU.




The waterblock covers the full-length of the card to protect its fragile components, and features an enhanced thermal design, illuminated bridge, and a comprehensive packaging including a single-slot PCI bracket and back-plate, which makes the Komodo HD7970 the most sophisticated full-cover waterblock offered by Swiftech to date.


It doesn't stop there though, there are also companion accessories on offer, where you can grab optional CrossFireX bridges and adjustable connectors for multiple card configurations. Gabrian Rouchon, Swiftech's Chairman & CTA says:


We took our sweet time to release this product, but in the end I think the result was worth the wait!

RIM employee that was stabbed at BBM party dies of wounds

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:33 am

We reported on this as it happened, where a RIM employee was stabbed at a party for BlackBerry Messenger, has died from his wounds. Philip Sherriff, one of RIM's UK employees, died on Sunday. His attacker is believed to be Ashley Charles and has already been charged with attempted murder.




What motivated Charles to stab Sherriff is not known, and the court hasn't made this clear, either. RIM has said in a statement through Twitter, where they gave condolences:


Our thoughts are with his family and those close to him and we ask for the respect of their privacy at this difficult time.


Our thoughts go out to Sherriff's friends, family and colleagues. Such an avoidable, yet unescapable event where a life was taken when it didn't need to be. Let's hope they find closure, and justice, soon.

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