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Patriot announce Pyro series SSDs w. 500+MB/sec read rates

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 20, 2011 12:08 pm

Patriot Memory is readying up another series of consumer level 2.5" SSDs with its new Pyro lineup. These are SandForce SF-2281 controlled SATA III 6.0Gbps drives, utilizing MLC NAND Flash.

 

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Patriot gives impressive sequential read and write rates of up to 550MB/sec and 520MB/sec on the 120 and 240MB models, and up to 515MB/sec read / 490MB/sec write speeds on the 60GB model. As for IOPS rates, the 120 and 240GB models offer 85,000 4k random write performance, while the 60GB one offers 80,000.

 

Patriot backs the new Pyro series by a three year warranty and they should hit shelves anytime soon> pricing has not yet been disclosed.

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Download of the Day: Process Explorer 15.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 20, 2011 9:20 am

Our Download of the Day today is Process Explorer 15.0.

 

Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

 

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

 

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

 

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Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

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Deal of the Day: Powermat Apple iPhone 4 Wireless Charging System for $19.99 plus Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 20, 2011 7:48 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Powermat Apple iPhone 4 Wireless Charging System for $19.99 plus Shipping!.

 

Offer: Get Powermat's wireless charging system for the Apple iPhone 4 for just $19.99 plus shipping. This is the full system including the Powermat IX charging mat and the case.

 

POWERMAT PMM-1P4-B19 APPLE IPHONE 4 WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM DEAL

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Apple launching Mac OS X Lion tomorrow

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 20, 2011 6:21 am

Apple has finally confirmed that Max OS X Lion is coming tomorrow. The next-gen operating system from Apple was confirmed to launch tomorrow by CFO Peter Oppenheimer during the conference call in which he discussed Apple's gloriously profitable quarter. Lion which will be sold via the Mac App Store rather than retail or other channels is set to include more than 250 new features as well as a number of features designed to bring to the Mac some features popular on the iPad.

 

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Be sure to let us know via Google+, Facebook or Twitter what you think of Lion. Convince me to upgrade my brand spanking new 17-inch MBP!

Apple reports Third Quarter results, iPhone and iPad sales nearly double

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 20, 2011 5:24 am

Apple have just posted their third quarter results, giving them an all-time record revenue and earnings. Apple saw a quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion and record quarterly net profit of $7.31 billion or $7.79 per diluted share. To compare to the same quarter of last year, revenue was at $15.70 billion, net quarterly profits say at $3.25 billion or $3.51 per diluted share. International sales make up 62-percent of the quarter's revenue.

 

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Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones in the quarter which is a 142-percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. iPads flew out the doors with 9.25 million sold during the quarter resulting in a 183-percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. 3.95 million Macs were sold which was a 14-percent increase over last year and 7.54 million iPods were sold which actually resulted in a 20-percent decline from the year-ago quarter.

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WD announce 9.5mm 1TB 2.5-inch hard drive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 20, 2011 4:00 am

WD have announce it has started volume shipments of its new WD Scorpio Blue 9.5mm 2.5-inch 1TB HDD which is designed for mainstream notebooks. The new WD Scorpio Blue 1TB drive sports 500GB per-platter areal density and now that it's available in the industry-standard 9.5mm, two-platter form factor, it will fit most mainstream notebooks. The WD Scorpio Blue 1TB mobile hard drive also achieves better power and performance which makes it the ideal solution for notebook computers and other portable devices that require extended battery life and cool, ultra quiet operation.

 

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Matt Rutledge, vice president and general manager of Client Storage for WD says:

 

With the release of the 1 TB WD Scorpio Blue notebook drive in a 9.5 mm package, WD is able to offer the greatest storage capacity available for use in portable computing environments. Mobile users no longer need to choose maximum capacity over thin and light, WD is ready with storage options, achieved without compromise to performance and reliability, that prove ideal for mobile digital devices of all kinds including PC and Mac notebook computers; external storage; and digital media players.

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LulzSec threaten to release big Murdoch email archive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Jul 20, 2011 2:20 am

LulzSec just recently hacked The Sun's website and are now claiming to have extracted an email archive in which they plan to release later today. News International's systems were hacked on Monday night and the results of the hack lead to The Sun's website redirected toward a fake story about Rupert Murdochs death. The group also redirected visitors to the main News International website to the LulzSec Twitter feed. In addition to all of these "lulz", the hack looks to have given LulzSec access to News International's email database.

 

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Sabu, a prominent member of LulzSec said via Twitter that they [LulzSec] were sitting on a bunch of emails from News International staffers that it planned to release on Thursday. In the meantime, Sabu released email login details of former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks. Rebekah, a key figure in the News of the World voicemail-hacking scandal. Brooks (at the time called Wade) edited The Sun between 2003 and 2009 and had been using the password 63000 to access her email account at the paper.

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Microsoft announce Explorer Touch Mouse

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jul 20, 2011 1:33 am

Microsoft Hardware have just announced the new Explorer Touch Mouse which expands on the touch strip technology that was featured on the Arc Touch Mouse by providing vertical and horizontal navigation, allowing a user to swipe the mouse in any direction. Microsoft have also added the ability to change the speed of scrolling from slow, to medium and then "hyperfast" for those insanely long documents.

 

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Another feature that the Explorer Touch Mouse sports is haptic technology which allows you to feel and hear just how quickly you're scrolling. The Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse also features BlueTrack Technology which allows the mouse to be used on a wide variety of surface and not just your desk.

 

The Explorer Touch Mouse is looking to hit shelves in September and will have a price of US$49.95

Tuesday Afternoon Roundup for July 19, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 19, 2011 5:22 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - July 19th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop @ Hardware Heaven

- Dual-Screen gScreen SpaceBook Laptop Up for Pre-Order @ TechTribune

- Acer Aspire One 722 @ TechReviewSource

 

Motherboard

 

- ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Motherboard @ BCCHardware

- Zotac's Z68ITX Mini-ITX motherboard @ Tech Report

- ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

- Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Motherboard Review: 20GB SSD On-Board @ Techspot

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Corsair boosts overclocking potential with Dominator GT 1.5v 2133MHz 8GB kit

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: RAM | Posted: Jul 19, 2011 4:36 pm

Corsair has injected its impressive Dominator GT series of DDR3 modules with a shiny new 8GB DDR3-2133MHz dual channel kit today, capable of running at said speed using just 1.5v - this is with stock timings of CL 9-11-9.

 

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Given the super low voltage, this makes the kit very attractive for overclockers with plenty of headroom. The kit uses Corsair's iconic DHX+ heatsinks and will come bundled with the AirFlow 2 GTL Cooling Fan to help really push the memory north without the issue of heat buildup limiting your overclock.

 

The kit, codenamed CMT8GX3M2A2133C9 is backed by Corsair's lifetime warranty and can be purchased directly off their site very soon at $499 USD.

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