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Corsair releases modular versions of its TX V2 series PSUs

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 21, 2011 3:28 pm

Corsair has just rolled out modular versions of its popular value-friendly TX V2 line-up launched back in February this year.

 

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The new all-modular range (with the exception of the attached, fully sleeved ATX 12V cable) come in four variants - the TX550M, TX650M, TX750M and TX850M with very respectable RRPs (USD) of $109, $129, $149 and $169, respectively.

 

The units are all 80 PLUS Bronze certified, delivering a minimum of 85% efficiency at 50% load level. They are also capable of full continuous power delivery at 50° C.

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Poll Results - Do you actually like the Harry Potter series of movies?

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 21, 2011 3:26 pm

Our latest poll had over 600 people who answered, Do you actually like the Harry Potter series of movies?

 

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In summing it up, 44% of our readers seem to be fans of the Harry Potter series of movies. That's about where we thought the result would end up.

 

34% voted that they do not like the movie series and 23% haven't heard of Harry Potter. We would say that the final result is somewhat skewed with some people having fun with the voting.

 

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know, what should next-generation HD (2160p) be officially called? Let us know! Please go here to vote!

VTX3D intro HD 6670 and HD6570s with built-in DVB-T tuners

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 21, 2011 2:44 pm

The folks behind the PowerColor lineup of graphics cards, Tul Corp, have just released a couple interesting new cards under their VTX3D (Vertex 3D) branding. The two cards are based on the HD 6670 and HD 6570 mid-range models from AMD, but sport a rather unique inclusion that helps them stand out amongst the pack and its not just the aftermarket onboard.

 

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These cards have built-in DVB-T tuners to allow users to watch digital TV on their PC, doing away with the need to use up another slot on the motherboard for a standalone DVB-T card.

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Hitachi designs high brightness, glasses-free 3D 4.5" smart phone display

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 21, 2011 1:36 pm

Hitachi has made available details of a new mobile device display its been working on which could pave way for some very impressively spec'd smart phones in the future to come.

 

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The display is an IPS LCD panel, 4.5-inch in size and features a native 720p (1280x720) resolution. The coolest feature of the display, however, is the incorporation of a new 'stacked lens' system that allows for high brightness glasses-free 3D viewing.

 

The panel has a brightness of 400 cd/m2 in 2D mode and is capable of an impressive 470 cd/m2 with 3D content which should give it the edge in producing a better 3D experience in the mobile phone space over what else is currently available on the market.

 

There is no word yet as to which products/companies Hitachi is working with to incorporate the new display.

New Panasonic LUMIX (DMC-)LS5 really shines in low light situations

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cameras | Posted: Jul 21, 2011 12:18 pm

Panasonic has announced a new LUMIX series point-and-shoot camera today in the (DMC-)LS5 which is expected to debut in November.

 

The (DMC-)LS5 features a 14.1-megapixel sensor with 5x optical zoom and a 26mm wide-angle lens. One of its major strengths is said to be its ability to deliver high-quality photos in low-light settings.

 

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Other features of this compact camera include the 2.7-inch LCD, ISO sensitivty of up to 1600 (which can be extended to ISO 6400), O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization), 720p video recording (at 30fps) and a built in image uploader for easy social network sharing.

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Download of the Day: Thunderbird 6.0 Beta 1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 21, 2011 8:38 am

Our Download of the Day today is Thunderbird 6.0 Beta 1.

 

Thunderbird is a great email client from the same people who brought you the Firefox browser.

 

Thunderbird gives you IMAP/POP support, a built-in RSS reader, support for HTML mail, powerful quick search, saved search folders, advanced message filtering, message grouping, labels, return receipts, smart address book LDAP address completion, import tools, and the ability to manage multiple e-mail and newsgroup accounts.

 

• Tabbed email

• An Archive feature similar to the one in GMail

• Lightning fast search

• Smart folders

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 2.0 Beta 2

 

* Reduced download size compared to Spybot-S&D 2.0 Beta 1.

* Faster installation procedure with a new option to preconfigure Spybot-S&D for a care free setup.

* Experimental plugin for Google Chrome.

* Experimental on-access scanner.

* Optional heuristic scans.

* Spybot-S&D's modules can now be directly opened from its tray icon.

* Fixed known uninstallation issues and tons of other bug fixes.

 

Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: Belkin PureAV Home Theater Power Console PF30 for $59.99 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 21, 2011 6:34 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Belkin PureAV Home Theater Power Console PF30 for $59.99 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: Buy.com has the lowest price around for this Belkin power console, with FREE shipping: $59.99 after $190 instant discount: Belkin PureAV PF30 power console with 8 outlets, 3.2kJ surge, 165kA current, $350,000 connected equipment warranty, and lifetime warranty.

 

BELKIN PUREAV PF30 HOME THEATER POWER CONSOLE DEAL

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Thursday Morning Roundup for July 21, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 21, 2011 5:09 am

The latest happenings from around the web - July 21st, 2011

 

Systems

 

- Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Laptop @ Hot Hardware

- Sapphire Edge-HD2 Mini PC @ Hardware Heaven

- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop @ tbreak

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - Layout and Design @ Ocaholic

- ASRock H61iCafe @ Pureoverclock

- EVGA P67 FTW Motherboard @ HiTechLegion

- MSI Big Bang Marshal P67 Motherboard @ Vortez

 

Video/Monitor

 

- XFX EyeFinity Stand @ Kitguru

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Fake Apple Store found in China, yes, an entire FAKE STORE

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 21, 2011 3:03 am

They seriously can't be doing this for the LOLs, but a 27-year-old blogger "BirdAbroad" has posted on his blog about an Apple Store he found in China. It looks liked an Apple store, the winding staircase with a sitting area upstairs, employees wearing the blue t-shirts with the clunky Apple name tag around their necks. But this Apple store in Kunming is actually a complete rip-off. As BirdAbroad says "China warps your mind into believing anything is possible". He says that it is the best rip off store they've ever seen, but some things were out of place. The stairs were poorly made, walls were not painted properly.

 

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Even the sign itself, Apple never displays "Apple Store" on its signs, it just displays the gloriously delicious looking fruit symbol. The name tags on the staff did not actually list a name, just "staff" and an Apple logo. The funniest thing about this all is the employees actually think they're working directly for Apple. As the blogger took photos, multiple salespeople and security guys (plain clothed) outside came in and told him to stop. It was not allowed. Why wasn't it allowed? Their boss told them so. He did tell them that he was an American Apple employee visiting China checking out the local stores, this was the golden ticket.

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Firefox 8 for Windows x64 - finally.

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: Jul 21, 2011 2:30 am

Mozilla has been blowing air into the hot air balloon that is 64-bit browsers. Finally, there are people working on Firefox for Windows x64 and this means that from Firefox 8, there'll be two builds; 32-bit and 64-bit. The 64-bit version will obviously take advantage of operating in native 64-bit and use its memory space. The x64 build of Firefox 8 is roughly 10-percent faster than the 32-bit version, but its not just speed.

 

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Encryption and filtering functions are superior on Firefox 8 x64, the handling of DOM Operations benchmark shows a 25-percent increase, this results in every dynamic website loading faster and feeling more responsive. The 64-bit build of Firefox 8 does however use more memory. In a benchmark by ExtremeTech, the 64-bit build had a memory footprint of 320MB with the 32-bit build using just 230MB.

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