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Download of the Day: Google Chrome 18.0.1003.1 Beta

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 12, 2012 1:18 pm

Our Download of the Day is Google Chrome 18.0.1003.1 Beta.

 

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Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

 

One box for everything

 

Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.

 

Thumbnails of your top sites

 

Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

 

Incognito mode

 

Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.

 

Safe browsing

 

Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.

 

Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: HP Home & Home Office Store - $450 off HP Pavilion dv7t QUAD 17.3" Laptop PC w/ 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2670QM and Blu-Ray - $799.99 Shipped Free!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jan 12, 2012 12:17 pm

Our Deal of the Day is: HP Home & Home Office Store - $450 off HP Pavilion dv7t QUAD 17.3" Laptop PC w/ 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2670QM and Blu-Ray - $799.99 Shipped Free!

 

Offer: HP's $450 off coupon code gets you the amazing Pavilion dv7t QUAD desktop replacement for only $799.99. Not only does it have a large 17.3" HD+ LED screen, but it has a full number pad, the new Intel 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge CPU, and Blu-Ray DVD ROM!

 

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2nd Gen Intel Quad Core i7-2670QM 2.2 GHz w/ Turbo up to 3.1 GHz

17.3" HD+ LED Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)

8GB DDR3 System Memory

750GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

1GB GDDR5 Graphics AMD Radeon [HDMI, VGA]

Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner

 

This is a great price for this desktop replacement. It comes equipped with a super fast Intel Sandy Bridge i7-2670QM CPU, Blu-Ray Player, and 1GB GDDR5 Radeon HD Discrete Graphics!

 

Use coupon code: NBJ4867 for the $450 discount. Expires after just 900 uses or on 01/12/2012.

 

HP PAVILION DV7T QUAD EDITION INTEL SANDY BRIDGE QUAD LAPTOP PC DEAL

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Look what I found at my meeting with SteelSeries at CES

By: Chad Sebring | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 12, 2012 11:40 am

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CES 2012 - As I showed up late to this meeting, I was greeted with open arms to a table full of goodies new to the peripherals market. Seen here is a collection of some of the lightest and most balanced mice I have ever played with. As we discussed the mice, all five versions of the Steel Series mice (Kinzu V2, Sensei, Diablo III, and Ikari) are offering what I was told is an almost invisible user experience. With these mice there aren't any crazy DPI numbers to tinker with and get used to. The plan here was to offer an experience of natural movement to make you feel the mouse is part of your body and should give the user a very comfortable feeling, or in Steel Series' own words "they have failed." From the little time I did have with these mice, I really think they are onto something with this line of attack on the mouse market.

 

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There was also this pair of Steel Series FLUX headphones sitting on the table. These headphones are really well thought out for users on the go. By this, I mean that they are fully collapsible to save room when not in use, but offer great sound and a really creative hidden option...

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Cooler Master offers plenty of iGoodies - oh goodie...

By: Chad Sebring | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 12, 2012 11:36 am

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CES 2012 - For any respectable company to overlook the potential of the iPad and iPhone market, it's just silly, as there are literally tons of users out there. Cooler Master jumped on board and is offering various stands for both notebooks and tablets. In this image you will see the ARC holding the MAC notebook, the JAS and L Stand behind it, and an un-named simpler design in the back. These aluminum units will only be available in silver to go along with the Apple products and offer grey rubber padding to keep from damaging your devices.

 

Next in line is the Wave Stand which is geared for iPads. This is a fold able unit that allows for easy stashing in a bag while on the go. Once you are at a table or any flat surface, you pull out the Wave, and unfold the middle of it to allow you to rest the iPad on it for easier use of the device. Again this unit is all aluminum, but has grip with the large black rubber pas that support the iPad on the legs as well as the pad that rests against the back of the device. The nice feature with this device is that it isn't solely intended to the Apple crowd, but will work with any tablet on the market...

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Cooler Master shrinks the HAF X and introduces the HAF XM

By: Chad Sebring | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 12, 2012 11:33 am

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CES 2012 - From the front of this mid tower version of the HAF X, Cooler Master wanted to offer all of the things that made the HAF X a success, but wanted to offer mid-tower buyers a similar offering. The front the HAF XM keeps a lot of the styling cues that the HAF X offered such as the full mesh front, three optical drive bays, and two hot swap drive bays just below it.

 

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The HAF XM will ship with a trio of 200mm fans, one in the front and two in the top. The top two can be removed to allow for a slim triple 120mm radiator, but does offer more room in the top cover for those who don't mind a little modding for the fittings to pass through the top of this chassis if a thicker radiator is a must. You also will find removable hard drive bays which can hold an addition six storage drives, and the back, under the 120mm exhaust fan, offers eight expansion slots for those Quad-Fire or Quad-SLI users.

 

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One feature that users raved about in the original HAF X was the PSU wiring cover to keep a clean look on the inside as the mass of PSU wiring gets routed into the back side of the motherboard tray. That handy little cover is also going to be in the HAF XM to offer users the same cleanliness that the HAF X owners already enjoy having...

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Cooler Master is offering a couple of new air coolers very soon

By: Chad Sebring | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 12, 2012 11:27 am

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CES 2012 - As I started my tour through the CM suite during my meeting with them Cameron led me to the air coolers and started introductions. Down along the front are a trio of the X6 soon to be on the market. This cooler has an unusual fin shape and orientation once installed onto a board. This cooler is twisted on a slight angle, so once installed it will actually blow warmed air from the cooler toward the back of the chassis still, but it will also be angled to blow out the top of the chassis as well. This four pipe cooler will also come with an option of either the red fan or the traditional black fan that we have seen on many of their coolers to date.

 

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The X6 also uses a very unusual fin design to add as much surface area to this cooler to attain the best performance possible from this design. Here Cooler Master uses a honey comb arrangement to maximize the amount of aluminum that the fan on the front can cool. The X6 will be hitting the market very soon, and I will be putting it through its paces for you as soon as possible...

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NVIDIA has some new partners, now in the hearts of Audi, Tesla, Lamborghini

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jan 12, 2012 11:27 am

CES 2012: Working for tech sites can be pretty rewarding sometimes, you get the latest hardware, and if you're lucky enough, you get to keep it. I wonder if that will be the same when NVIDIA start throwing their technology into Lamborghini's? Dream world, I live in one.

 

NVIDIA used CES to demonstrate their in-vehicle power in the recently launched Audi A7, the Tesla Model S and the amazing Lamborghini Aventador supercar. There's a video below which goes over this.

 

 

The whole thing was to show off how NVIDIA technology isn't just helping to change the mobile landscape, or gaming landscape, but they're also driving extraordinary innovation in auto technologies. Audi, Tesla and Lamborghini are now set for a large change thanks to NVIDIA.

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Cooler Master brings forth new charging options for mobile devices

By: Chad Sebring | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 12, 2012 11:25 am

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CES 2012 - There once was a day when phones shipped with a wall charger that was USB with a plug on the end, and car chargers were all sold separately, and were specific for each device. Here CM is offering a single USB and dual USB charging solution that derives it power from the cigarette lighter of any vehicle. Just plug in either of the Car chargers while you are traveling and keep those batteries topped off so you don't kill the battery at the worst time possible.

 

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Also on the table is a pair of Power Fort chargers for mobile devices. Both the 5600mA and the 6600mA on the go chargers are themselves charge up via USB. Once the unit it at a full change you can simply unplug it and throw it in your backpack, laptop bag, or for the ladies, in your purse. These are designed to be used out and about when you mobile device is losing its charge. If I remember the numbers correctly, with the 6600mA version, when fully charged it will recharge up to three tablets or five phones.

 

This is a great companion for those constantly on the go, or even offers a few days worth of charges for those who may be in a primitive environment with no available power, such as camping, or at tens of thousands of feet over the earth.

Asus is soon to offer even more Windows overclocking and audio controls to your desktop

By: Chad Sebring | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jan 12, 2012 11:21 am

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CES 2012 - As any ASUS user will tell you, on the ROG series there is already a pretty full gamut of offerings for software overclocking and control of various features that come with their motherboards and add-on devices. As seen in this screen shot, there are now seven windows of opportunity. We all know there is a version of CPU-Z and GPU-z, along with the GPU Tweak program, as well as others, but there is a couple of hidden gems in this image.

 

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The first offering I am going to cover is the new ROG Exchange program. What this offers is the ability to go to a database on ASUS' web site and pick from a multitude of pre-clocked configurations saved into a file that users can download. You simple pick through a list of offering with your board and processor and find the file you think fits your needs and let the software load it into the bios for you. Also with this software, you can be in the driver's seat and load bios files that you have found to work well and share it with everyone else. This should make overclocking much easier for those who don't have the time to learn everything in the bios, and let the professionals do all the tedious testing for you...

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ASUS pay very close attention to audio quality on Rampage IV Formula and Gene with separate tracer

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jan 12, 2012 11:13 am

CES 2012 - In our second video with JJ from ASUS at their Trump Towers suite we got a close up look at the new ASUS ROG Rampage IV Formula and Gene and learned a lot about what ASUS is doing to really take audio to the next level.

 

 

Exclusive to the aforementioned two motherboards, ASUS engineers are taking audio quality very seriously and have created a special route for the audio tracers from the back IO to the onboard audio codec towards the south of the motherboard. When held up to sunlight with a static board demo we could clearly see the separation in the PCB for the audio. When the system is turned on, the route actually glows red as you can see in the video above.

 

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The reason for all this? By creating a dedicated route for the audio signals, ASUS is able to offer better audio performance that is somewhat separate from the other parts on the PCB and this should go a long way to reducing any audio interference.

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