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Download of the Day: uTorrent 3.0 Build 25583

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 29, 2011 9:12 am

Our Download of the Day today is uTorrent 3.0 Build 25583.

 

µTorrent is a small and incredibly popular BitTorrent client.

 

Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled

 

Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 2.4.0.0 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.

 

Resource-Friendly

 

µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.

 

Skinnable and Localized

 

Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are available, and creating your own is very simple. µTorrent also has support for localization, and with a language file present, will automatically switch to your system language. If your language isn't available, you can easily add your own, or edit other existing translations to improve them!

 

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Deal of the Day: 27" Planar PX2710MW 1080p LCD Monitor with VGA, DVI, HDMI, 2ms Response, and 3 Year Warranty for $229.99 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 29, 2011 7:54 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Home - Coupon Code for 27" Planar PX2710MW 1080p LCD Monitor with VGA, DVI, HDMI, 2ms Response, and 3 Year Warranty for $229.99 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: $229.99 with FREE shipping after a whopping $240 off coupon code ($469.99 original price) gets you a 27" Planar PX2710MW 1080p LCD monitor with 1200:1 contrast, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 2ms response time GtG, VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs, plus a 3 year warranty. Use coupon code: G7LH7ZK?61GC2K for the discount. Expires 8/31/11.

 

PLANAR PX2710MW 1080P LCD MONITOR DEAL

 

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Monday Morning Roundup for August 29, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 29, 2011 6:30 am

The latest happenings from around the web - August 29th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS P8B WS @ Ocaholic

- MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) Motherboard @ OCIA

 

CPU & APU

 

- Energy-Efficient Processors from Intel Reviewed: Core i5-2500T, Core i5-2390T, Core i3-2100T and Pentium G620T @ Xbit Labs

- AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ UltimateHardware

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Monitor Aspect Ratios - Beyond 16:9, iPad to the rescue? @ VR-Zone

- AMD Llano Graphics Battle: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst @ Phoronix

 

Audio/Media

 

- Elgato EyeTV DTT Deluxe TV Tuner Micro-Stick @ RWLabs

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Facebook experiences 1 trillion hits a month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Aug 29, 2011 5:00 am

Latest figures out of the social networking giant, Facebook, show an absolutely mind-blowing 1 trillion hits a month. For those who don't quite grasp just how large that number is, 1 trillion is 1,000,000,000,000... wow. In comparison, YouTube only takes 100 million hits a month.

 

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Behind both of those giants, Yahoo.com receives 78 million page views per month on average. As Facebook continutes to grow, more and more people are joining, young and old. PC, Mac, mobile, tablets, everywhere.

 

Google+, when will you hit 1 trillion hits a month?

Microsoft possibly showing off quad-core Windows-based tablet at TechEd

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 29, 2011 2:30 am

Microsoft have possibly shown off a Windows 8-based tablet at TechEd with a report from IT consultant Alan Burchill, an attendant at Tech Ed in New Zealand. Burchill says that Microsoft would be giving out these tablets to attendees at an "upcoming Microsoft event," but since the news has gone live, it has disappeared unfortunately.

 

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Microsoft have of course, not commented on the story, but considering Windows 8 is going from strength to strength, it is not that out of the question. Microsoft also said during TechEd that there are quad-core, Windows 7-based slates coming later this year which are set to sport a 10-inch HD screen, be capable of 1080p playback and have an impressive eight hours of battery life.

 

No mention was made of what processor would be running the device, but considering Intel doesn't make any quad-core x86 chips with the kind of low voltage needed to provide eight hours of battery life, we'll have to wait and see.

Razer debut Blade, "world's first true gaming laptop"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 29, 2011 1:30 am

Razer has unveiled what they say is the "world's first true gaming laptop," which is a 17-inch (1920x1080), hugged by a full aluminum chassis which comes in at 0.88-inch thick and weighs 6.97lbs.

 

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Razer has partnered with Intel and the Blade sports a 2.8GHz Core i7 2640M CPU, 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory and most surprisingly a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with Optimus technology. It also includes a 320GB HDD (where's the SSD, Razer!) and the usual USB 2.0 and 3.0, HDMI-out, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0

 

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PS3 CounterStrike: Global Offensive to support keyboard and mouse

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 29, 2011 12:45 am

The upcoming CounterStrike: Global Offensive is not only cross-platform compatible between Mac, PC and PlayStation 3 but it will also support mouse and keyboard play on the PS3.

 

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Now, both of those news tidbits might have taken your breath away, but we are talking about Valve here. PS3 owners will have the choice of the standard Dual Shock 3 controller, PS Move and the keyboard and mouse. Gabe Newell has also said he'd love to have Steamworks on the Xbox 360, but Microsoft are not playing ball.

 

 

The beta of GO starts in October and the trailer above should get you excited if you're a CS fan.

Panasonic announces two new Lumix series cameras - FX150 and FX90

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cameras | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 3:52 pm

Panasonic has announced a couple new cameras into its Lumix series today, the FZ150 and FX90.

 

Focusing on the higher-end FX150 first up, this is quite the zoom happy contender with its 24x optical zoom capabilities. It uses a 25mm ultra wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens and is capable of recording 1080 60p video.

 

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Looking closer at the specs, it's got a 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor, a Venus Engine processor, Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), a stereo zoom microphone, 3-inch LCD and sports a 3D Photo mode which works by taking 20 panning shots and selecting two images to synthesize a 3D composite.

 

Panasonic mentions a late September release for the FX150, at a price tag of right around $500.

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The going gets tough with three more Toughpower Silver PSUs from Thermaltake

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 2:36 pm

Thermaltake has just refreshed its Toughpower Silver line of gamer/enthusiast-grade modular PSUs with three new high-end additions to complement the existing 1350W model the company launched late last year.

 

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The new models include a 1000W, 1200W and 1500W, all featuring 80 Plus Silver certification (with up to 91% efficiency) as well as ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 compliance, double forward switching circuitry which enables low power loss and high reliability and the use of Japanese electrolytic and solid state capacitors.

 

All three PSUs use a 13.5mm PWM fan. The 1000W and 1200W models have dual 12V rails, while the 1500W model has quad 12V rails.

 

 

Thermaltake provides all units with active PFC and a MTBF (mean time before failure) of over 120,000 hours. They come with a five-year warranty. Pricing details are yet to be disclosed.

BitFenix Outlaw breaks some rules in mid-tower chassis' design

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 26, 2011 1:40 pm

Our friends at BitFenix have just added another new, competitively priced mid-tower gaming case to their line-up dubbed the Outlaw. It features that lovely SofTouch coating and an all-black (inside and out) color theme.

 

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The case runs dimensions of 438 x 180 x 478 mm and provides four USB 2.0 ports via the I/O panel situated at the top front. There are four 5.25" bays as well as one internal 2.5-inch (handy for your SSD) and four 3.5-inch trays that use a tool-free mounting design.

 

The motherboard tray is inverted in the case which provides more effective cooling as well as a more accomodating fit for longer graphics cards.

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