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Sherwood drops new RD-705i home theater A/V receiver

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 6:08 pm

One of the key components of most home theater systems is the AV receiver. The receiver turns multiple inputs into one and supports sound formats that your TV alone probably doesn't offer. Sherwood has unveiled a new AV receiver that has some cool features at a decent price.


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The receiver is called the RD-705i and it can stream internet radio station and services like Pandora and more using a built-in 801.22n WiFi adapter. The receiver also supports playback of music streamed from other sources in the home with WiFi and an optional Bluetooth adapter. The receiver is Windows 7 compatible.

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Kensington KeyFolio iPad case adds a keyboard

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 5:04 pm

I really like my iPad and I would use it to work on the go if I wanted in place of my netbook. The only downside is that I would rather have a physical keyboard for typing documents and stuff if I took the iPad with me. I can type on the onscreen keyboard quickly, but a real keyboard would be much more comfortable.




Kensington has unveiled a new accessory that is up for pre-order called the KeyFolio. The thing is a synthetic leather case with a Bluetooth keyboard inside. That keyboard works with anything on the iPad and has iPad specific action keys as well. The keys of the keyboard are rubber coated to protect the iPad screen when the case is closed.

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Toshiba notebooks get integrated WiMax modem

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 4:02 pm

If you are lucky enough to live in one of the handful of cities around the country that can get access to the Sprint or Clearwire 4G WiMax networks Toshiba has announced some of its notebooks can be purchased with WiMax modems installed already. The newly updated machines are set to hit stores this month and run a range of sizes and price points.




The machines include the Satellite A665 with a 16-inch HD screen, GeForce graphics, and Intel Core processors. The machine will be offered in three models with WiMax inside starting at $804.99. The Satellite M645 is a 14-inch HD widescreen notebook with harman/kardon sound system, Intel Core processors and more. It will start at $759.99 for WiMax packing models.

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Marvell Armada 628 is the world's first tri-core smartphone processor

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 3:04 pm

NVIDIA is getting smartphones with its dual-core Tegra CPUs onto the market in time for the holiday shopping season and there are other dual-core processors for smartphones and tablets headed to market as well. Marvell has announced today what it claims to be the world's first tri-core application processor aimed at smartphones and tablets.


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The processor is called the Armada 628. The two main cores of the processor run at up to 1.5GHz and the third core runs at 624MHz. The third lower power core will run the basic tasks of the smartphone and sip power doing it with the other cores there when needed. The processor uses heterogeneous multiprocessing and has a 1MB L2 cache.

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NVIDIA blames TMSC for Fermi's failures

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 1:08 pm

Thing's just can't go right for NVIDIA's Fermi - now an interview is out with Jen-Hsun Huang, in which he blames TMSC for Fermi's problems - all of it's performance issues, heat problems all TMSC's fault.




He had the following to say: "The parasitic, umm, characterization from our foundries and the tools and the reality are simply not related. At all. We found that a major breakdown between the models, the tools and reality."


But, as Charlie says in his article (in which I agree with) if TMSC were completely at fault - then wouldn't all fabrication done at TMSC have had issues. AMD were able to release the 5xxx series to a smashing success and over 20, 000, 000 GPU's sold in the 5xxx family alone in under 12 months shows this.


Charlie also notes that Fermi's failed architecture will be felt in the industry for years - and NVIDIA pointing their finger at TMSC is the wrong thing to do.


I'd really love to be a fly on the wall at the green HQ in times like this...

Sony consumer warning; your unofficial PS3 controller may explode!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 11:23 am

You're sitting there, quietly playing a game... your spare controller is sitting on the table in front of you... you walk around a corner and expect zombies on the screen - KABOOM, you wonder where it came from, where is that sound???






Sony today has issued a consumer warning to anyone who currently uses an unofficial PlayStation 3 controller.


Obviously, in an effort to stop the world's first PS3 modchip, the "PS Jailbreak" from working - Sony unleashed the firmware update 3.50 which renders any third party USB peripheral unworkable.


Also, the company warns consumers that "any unofficial controller may explode!".


The official Sony statement reads:

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Download of the Day: TeamSpeak Client 3.0.0 Beta 30

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 8:32 am

Our Download of the Day today is TeamSpeak Client 3.0.0 Beta 30.


TeamSpeak is flexible, powerful, scalable software which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. TeamSpeak consists of both client and server software. The server acts as a host to multiple client connections, capable of handling literally thousands of simultaneous users.


• Address book for easier management of multiple TeamSpeak servers

• Create multiple channels and sub-channels for your users

• Moderate channels for more control when hosting large group meetings

• Whisper functions so you can speak privately to inidividuals, groups of persons, or users in other channels



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Deal of the Day: OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $89.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 7:58 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $89.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!.


Offer: A solid state drive (SSD) is a good way to increase your laptop performance. The OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive at just $89.99 after a mail-in rebate is a tremendous deal.


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Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 7:29 am

The latest happenings from around the web - September 23rd, 2010




- AMD Fusion plans revealed by AMD marketing guru @ Kitguru

- AMD Phenom II 560 X2 Processor/CPU @ Techwarelabs

- AMD Phenom II X6 1075T & X4 970 @ Neoseeker




- HIS HD 5570 Low Profile VideoCard @ Tweaknews

- XFX HD5750 XXX & eVGA GTS450 & Powercolor HD5750 LP @ Kitguru

- ASUS EAH5850 TOP Video Card @ Hardware Secrets

- Lucid Chips on Graphics Cards? @ Overclock3D

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ECS announce latest exclusive cooling solution, "ECS eSF"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 6:13 am

ECS have today announced a new exclusive cooling application - ECS eSF, easy Smart Fan utility, which provides "the best way to solve system heat problems in numerous conditions".


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ECS have the following solutions:


User-friendly Design Concepts

ECS eSF comes to users with several user-friendly concepts.


Silent: Reducing noise..

Friendly: Clever Graphical-User-Interface design.

Easy and Smart: Five modes to solve all situations.

Customized: Adjust it with your unique way.

Safe: No system crash from overheating issue.

Quick: Just click, drag and release.

Free: Free and upgradeable for ECS motherboards.

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