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Patriot unleash Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 26, 2011 1:31 am

Patriot has today announced the Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive that is meant to combine portability and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for maximum performance at an affordable price. The Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive sports a stylish cap-less design that hides the USB 3.0 connector when it's not in use, all that is required is to push the drive like a pen which then reveals the connector.

 

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Patriot Memory's Flash Product Manager, William Lai talks about the Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive:

 

We reached the perfect balance of performance and portability with the Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive. The cap-less design lets users carry the drive with them while never having to worry about losing the cap. The USB 3.0 interface enables maximum performance when connected via USB 3.0 as well as backwards compatibility via USB 2.0.

 

The Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive packs a 2-channel memory controller capable of delivering read/write speeds of 60MB/sec and 25MB/sec on the 32GB flavor, whilst the 8GB and 16GB variants will achieve 50MB/sec and 20MB/sec for read/write speeds respectively. The availability of the Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drives should be later this month and are backed by a 2-year warranty.

Obama to address nation regarding Debt Ceiling, possibility of being impeached also

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Jul 26, 2011 1:00 am

President Obama has scheduled a last-minute speech to address the nation regarding the hoopla of the debt ceiling and the potential of a U.S. default. The speech comes after Republicans and Democrats failed to strike a "grand bargain" that would have raised the debt ceiling and avoided the US defaulting and losing its AAA credit rating, Obama is set to adress the nation beginning at 9:00PM ET.

 

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Obama's speech will be followed by a response from U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). The speech will be live streamed from whitehouse.gov, click the link to watch it live.

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Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 7:06 pm

Apple are active with iOS updates recently with another one just hitting iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod's.

 

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As you can see from the details in the update below, this is just a small update which patches a security vulnerability with certificate validation.

 

iOS 4.3.5 Software Update

 

Fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation.

 

Products compatible with this software update:

• iPhone 4 (GSM model)

• iPhone 3GS

• iPad 2

• iPad

• iPod touch (4th generation)

• iPod touch (3rd generation)

 

Plug in your iDevice and get updating now!

App of the Day (Naughty Edition): Facebook for iPad

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 6:51 pm

Our very naughty TweakTown App of the Day today is Facebook for iPad thanks to the folks over at Pocket Lint.

 

So, we will admit it - this app isn't even released yet. It was discovered by some clever pundits earlier who somehow found it as part of the Facebook iPhone app. I can't wait to get my hands on it, but I don't think I'll jailbreak my iPad 2 to get early access to it.

 

After playing with the application for a while it starts to feel a bit like browsing in the OS X version of Safari. Essentially, you build up layers the more you click on elements in different pages and profiles, swiping right will take you back through these until you hit the news feed. From here you can tap on the three bars in the top left, this will then bring out a pop-out navigation menu where you can negotiate directly to things like your profile, news feed and photos, as well as groups you are involved in.

 

Tap on your profile and things look more like the desktop version of Facebook bar the photos tab, which is similar to the iPad's own photo app. Albums appear to load very quickly and single shots support finger zooming in and out.

 

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Dell unveils 24-inch UltraSharp U2412M for businesses

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 3:56 pm

Dell has just added another 24-inch monitor to its lineup for the business and enterprise market. The new UltraSharp U2412M uses an IPS panel with LED backlighting and viewing angles of 178/178 degrees. Its native resolution is 1920x1080 and it has a 1000:1 constrast ratio (2,000,000:1 DCR), 8ms (GTG) response time and typical brightness of 300 cd/m2.

 

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Inputs wise, it has single D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPorts along with a built-in 4-port USB 2.0 hub. Its stand allows for tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments. Dell's UltraSharp U2412M comes with a three-year warranty with the option to extend to 4 or 5 years. The monitor will set you back $399 USD.

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Monday Afternoon Roundup for July 25, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 3:55 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - July 25th, 2011

 

Video/Monitor

 

- AMD Six Screen Eyefinity @ eTeknix

- The Rough Story Of Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics For Mac OS X @ Phoronix

- Intel MLAA: Matrox had the right idea, wrong everything else @ PC Perspective

 

Networking

 

- BigFoot Killer Wireless N 1102 @ Kitguru

- TP-LINK TL-WN821NC 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter @ Madshrimps

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Bitfenix Shinobi Case Window edition @ RBMods

- Cooler Master GX 450W Power Supply @ Aphnetworks

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New AMD roadmap reveals 10-core desktop CPUs coming in 2012.

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 2:46 pm

While we're yet to get our hands on some octo-core processors in the form of the upcoming FX series from AMD to battle it out against their thriving competitor, a freshly leaked roadmap today reveals that AMD has even bigger plans already in the works, with some beefy 10-core desktop CPUs scheduled for release next year.

 

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These 10-core chips (codenamed Komodo) will be the successor of the upcoming (Zambezi) FX-Series models. Word of Komodo was out as far back as last year, but at the time was said to have up to eight cores.

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Futuremark shatters 75% off the cost of Shattered Horizon for next 24 hrs

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 1:32 pm

Futuremark has an awesome deal lined up for its zero gravity FPS game, Shattered Horizon, shaving a massive 75% off the normal cost for the next day, making it just $4.99.

 

Their generosity comes after NASA wrapped up its 30 year space program last week when the Shuttle landed for the final time.

 

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Intel slides indicate Core i7-3960X EE to be around 47% faster than 990X

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 12:09 pm

Some slides created for the purposes of a key presentation to Intels partners have leaked out which reveal in-house performance testing of Intel's future top dog in the LGA2011 based Sandy Bridge E family of processors that so many of us are holding out for.

 

That processor is the Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition, a six-core (12 thread) CPU clocked in at 3.30GHz, with a Turbo Boost speed of up to 3.90GHz and 15MB of L3 cache.

 

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For comparative purposes, the slides include Intel's current top offering, the LGA1366 based Core i7-990X Extreme Edition and quite the array of tests were used including Cinebench 11.5, POV-Ray 3.7, 3DMark 11 physics, Pro-Show Gold 4.5, SPECint_rate base2006, SPECfp_rate base2006, and SiSoft SANDRA 2011B multimedia and memory bandwidth.

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Download of the Day: K-Lite Codec Pack 7.5.0 (Full)

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 8:51 am

Our Download of the Day today is K-Lite Codec Pack 7.5.0.

 

The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files.

 

With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even several less common formats.

 

The K-Lite Codec Pack has a couple of major advantages compared to other codec packs:

 

• It is updated frequently. So it is always up-to-date with the newest and/or best components.

• All components have been carefully selected for specific purposes. It is not just a random bunch of stuff thrown together.

• It is very user-friendly and easy to use.

• The installation is fully customizable, meaning that you are able to install just those components that you really want.

• The customization abilities even go beyond the component level. Some components are able to handle multiple formats. You can specify exactly which components should handle which formats. The pack can thus be fully tweaked to your own specific needs and preferences.

• Uninstallation removes everything that was installed by the pack. Including all registry keys.

 

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