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Cosmic Panda, now that I have your attention, YouTube intro experimental experience for YouTube, dubbed, Cosmic Panda

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Online Video | Posted: Jul 8, 2011 1:46 am

YouTube have introduced a new experimental experience for videos, playlists and channels dubbed; Cosmic Panda. With nearly 8 years of videos uploaded and 3 billion views logged every day on YouTube (WOW), it's obvious to all; everyone loves watching and sharing videos through YouTube. The team at YouTube is constantly experimenting, tweaking and playing with new ways to make the YouTube experience what you're looking for.




Today YouTube are inviting you to participate in one of their latest TestTube experiments: Cosmic Panda. If you'd like to ride the Cosmic Panda extravaganza, visit and click "Try it out!"

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Analyst claims 'iPad 2 Plus' will arrive before iPad 3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 8, 2011 1:08 am

All of this next-gen iPad news is really getting to me, everytime I think I have a new piece to type up, a few days later there's something else out from some other analyst saying something different. Enter Craig Berger, an FBR Capital Markets analyst says that the next iPad to hit the market will not be the iPad 3, but will be dubbed the "iPad 2 Plus" and planned for later this year.




Expected in this iPad 2 Plus is the hotly-rumored higher-resolution display, at 250 to 300 pixels per inch compared to the pansy 132 pixels per inch. This would make the images and text look much crisper and natural, almost like words printed on paper. The iPhone 4 had a similar bump in ppi, up to 326 ppi. Berger also cited reports from the supply chain saying that Apple has begun grasping for parts for the future iPad:


There are some indications from the supply chain that Apple may look to introduce an 'iPad 2 Plus' device as they put out request for quotes from various component suppliers for this marginally different device.

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GIGABYTE X58A-OC takes the Intel X58 platform to a new Bclk plateau

By: TweakTown Staff | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 5:27 pm

Today we have seen a new record set for Bclk (Base Clock) with the X58A-OC board, this was done by TweakTown forum helper Ed a.k.a - Lsdmeasap. He accomplished this feat using the new GA-X58A-OC from GIGABYTE and this was done using phase cooling, an Intel 920 processor and Mushkin memory.




On May 5, 2011 the GA-X58A-OC motherboard started shipping to retailers worldwide from the Gigabyte factory in Taiwan, since that time, and before, it has been breaking motherboard benchmarking records around every corner. Pushing the boundaries of motherboard design, Hicookie and GIGABYTE have designed the GA-X58A-OC from the ground up with extreme overclocking as its designated purpose.


Ed was able to reach 269.28 base clock, which is quite an amazing result considering that in the past many motherboards have only been able to reach a limit of 222 Bclk without needing hardware modifications... and many still have this limit...

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Gateway chics it up a notch, revamps ID and NV Series of Notebook lines

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 1:20 pm

Chics it up a notch, geddit? Chic styling, yeah, you know you do. Today, Gateway intros in a new, revamped style of two of its Gateway notebook PCs, the Gateway ID Series and Gateway NV Series. Both lines feature incredibly stylish designs in the most in-demand sizes, powered by the latest and greatest mobile technology. First up the Gateway ID47 Series sports a 14-inch HD widescreen LED backlit display with full edge-to-edge glass which slides into a chassis usually designed for smaller 13.3-inch models.




The Gateway NV Series features a new sleek design with a bigger 15.6-inch display with instant social media connections. Both lines include USB 3.0 for fast transfers and device charging. The Gateway ID Series comes in two designs, "Infinity Blue Liquid" which is meant to resemble tranquil water whilst the second design dubbed "Brushed Platinum" conveys an industrial modern feel.

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Download of the Day: Evernote

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 11:20 am

Our Download of the Day today is Evernote


Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.


Stop forgetting things. Capture everything now so you will be able to find it all later.


• Tasks and to-dos

• Notes and research

• Web pages

• Whiteboards

• Business cards

• Scribbles

• Snapshots

• Wine labels


And then find them all any time across all the computers and devices you use. How does Evernote do it?




The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version


* Additional bug fixes throughout the application


Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: XFX HD-657X-ZHF2 Radeon HD 6570 Video Card for $59.99 after Rebate with Free Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 9:49 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - XFX HD-657X-ZHF2 Radeon HD 6570 Video Card with 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card for $59.99 after Rebate with Free Shipping.


Offer: Lowest price on the net so far, get it now before they raise the price back up. Rebate itself is set to expire 7/15/11.






Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

AMD to beat NVIDIA to 28nm GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 4:00 am

Charlie from SemiAccurate has written an article on Kepler which is NVIDIA's upcoming 28nm-based flagship GPU. If one were to believe the article, it would look like AMD is going to beat NVIDIA to the holy grail of 28nm-based GPUs. Charlie reckons that AMD taped out Southern Islands in February whilst NVIDIA didn't tape out Kepler until June.




He then estimates that a delay of around seven to eight months between tape out and launch, which should throw AMD's cards into our hands in around two months whilst NVIDIA's cards won't get their green on until February of next year "at the earliest." Another thing to throw into the ring of speculation is Kepler's processing resources. Charlie wrote a separate piece that Southern Islands is more or less a play-it-safe shrink of the Cayman-based design that powers the Radeon HD 6900 series whilst Kepler is a new architecture that has substantially more processing resources than Fermi.


If this is true, we might see a repeat of the entire Radeon HD 5000 series punching the Fermi-based GeForce 400-series in the nuts, Cartman style.

HTC set to assimilate S3 Graphics for $300 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 3:30 am

HTC has just announced it will acquire S3 Graphics from VIA Technologies and WTI Investment for a cool $300 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year and is currently waiting regulatory approval and would have HTC obtain all outstanding shares of S3 Graphics with the firm's intellectual property and associated patients. Although the patents will technically change hands, HTC will grant VIA free access to the IPs.




VIA are set to receive $147 million and WTI will take $153 million. HTC has not said what they intend to do with S3 but most people believe HTC will use the portfolio of 235 patents as legal leverage against others in the smartphone market. S3 as recently as July 1 filed a patent infringement suit against Apple and an International Trade Commission Judge ruled in S3's favor, determining that Apple infringed on two patents involving image compression and data formats.

Nintendo Wii U to arrive after April 1st 2012, will not be an April Fools joke

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 7, 2011 2:57 am

The Nintendo Wii U will make its way to your hands [literally] after April 1st, 2012. It's looking to have a Q2 2012 release and whilst the Wii U is Nintendo's next-gen console, the current-gen Wii will not be disappearing off store shelves anytime soon. The two consoles will be sold side by side for a while yet, how long exactly, no one knows. Also announced is games will be entirely playable on the controller itself, bu technologically, there's nothing stopping the controller from displaying other things like media, NetFlix, etc.



TweakTown's mobile app for Nokia devices is now on the Ovi Store

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 6, 2011 9:04 pm

We just got good news from the Ovi Store that our mobile app for Nokia devices was approved and is now ready for download.




If you're Nokia user, head on over to the Ovi Store and you'll find our app right here. It gives you convenient, advertisement-free (and at no cost!) access to our content while you're on-the-go with your Nokia phone.


Let us know what you think of the app by rating it and leaving a review on the Ovi Store!

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