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MSI working on single and dual-screen tablets

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: May 19, 2010 8:14 am

The folks over at T-Break spotted a couple upcoming tablets from MSI on display at the DCC event in Fujairah, UAE which kicked off yesterday.

 

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Whilst they were unable to get hold of any specs, what they were able to do is get a couple shots of the two tablets and ascertain that one uses a 9.7-inch capacitive touch screen with a MicroSD slot and USB port resident. It's said to be shipping with Windows 7 later on this year.

 

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The other tablet they saw is much more interesting with two individual screens that fold up notebook style. The screen on the bottom can be used as a keyboard or for things like two-page ebook reading. This unit is said to be running an Atom platform, also shipping with Windows 7 at launch.

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New HD 5670 cards coming with more stream processors

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 19, 2010 7:28 am

A chinese website has leaked details of a significantly revised version of AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card coming out very soon. Whilst existing HD 5670's are based on the 40nm redwood core, the new ones will use the larger Juniper core that is used on the faster HD 5750 and HD 5770 cards. It's anyones guess at this stage as to why AMD felt the need to do this to an existing model in its HD 5000 series lineup rather than making it a separate SKU. Too many defective Juniper cores, perhaps?

 

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Juniper gives up to 800 stream processors, but these will be cut back to 640 for the new HD 5670s. That's still a good jump on the 400 available in the redwood core, though.

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Logitech intros Wireless Desktop MK710 keyboard/mouse combo

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Peripherals | Posted: May 19, 2010 6:36 am

Logitech as added a new Wireless Desktop keyboard/mouse combo into its lineup this week dubbed the Wireless Desktop MK710. The biggest highlight of this combo is the far improved battery life. Logitech reports its the first in the industry to give up to three years of battery life for both the keyboard and mouse.

 

Logitech includes its Unifying receiver with this combo; a very tiny little thing that allows for up to six compatible Logitech wireless mice and keyboards to be connected to it at the same time.

 

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Other features of the Wireless Desktop MK710 include a low-profile keyboard with Logitech's Incurve keys and cushioned palm rest, small LCD dashboard that gives status for Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Num Lock and battery life and a bunch of handy multimedia shortcut buttons.

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BFG decide to pull the plug on video card market

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 19, 2010 5:56 am

Wondering why you haven't seen any new graphics cards released from BFG lately? That's because there aren't any; not now and not in the foreseeable future. The company has announced this week that it has pulled the plug on the graphics card market, but it is kicking on with a range of power supplies, notebooks and Phobos desktop gaming PCs.

 

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We actually predicted this might happen as far back as the beginning of 2009 following a press release from Galaxy that hinted BFG Tech's solid partnership with mass etailer Best Buy was slipping.

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Download of the Day: IsoBuster 2.8

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: May 19, 2010 5:04 am

Our Download of the Day today is IsoBuster 2.8.

 

IsoBuster is an award winning , highly specialized and easy to use CD, DVD and blu-ray (BD, HD DVD) data recovery tool.

 

It supports all CD / DVD / BD / HD DVD formats and all common file-systems ... Rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD or DVD disc, save important documents, precious pictures, video from the family, your only system backup, ... IsoBuster can do it all.

 

No accumulated cost if you need more than one type media supported. IsoBuster is a highly specialized yet easy to use optical media data recovery tool. It supports all optical disc formats and all common optical disc file-systems.

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Deal of the Day: Samsung Story Station 2TB 3.5" External Hard Drive - $109.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: May 19, 2010 4:55 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Samsung Story Station 2TB 3.5" External Hard Drive - $109.99 Shipped Free.

 

Offer: Get massive storage capacity through this Samsung Story Station 2TB External Hard Drive. It features a USB 2.0 interface, brushed aluminum cover, Auto Backup and SafetyKey, and uses very low power.

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Wednesday Morning Roundup for May 18, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: May 19, 2010 4:41 am

The latest happenings from around the web - 19/05/2010

 

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- AMD Athlon II X2 260 Dual Core Processor Performance @ Legit Reviews

- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands uses up to six CPU cores @ PCGamesHardware

- AMD Athlon II X4 960T OEM CPU @ Motherboards.org

- Intel Core i7-975 EE and Core i5-750 in Contemporary Games @ XBit Labs

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New ASUS EeePC boasts USB 3.0 and Optimus technology

By: Don Lynn | More News: Laptops | Posted: May 19, 2010 3:56 am

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The Eee PC netbooks have been a staple of the industry since netbooks came into existence, and the ASUS Eee PC 1215 is looking to make the newest iteration even more powerful than those that came before. With USB 3.0 support for high speed data transfer and Ion graphics to support the onboard graphics you can switch between as needed, this little netbook looks to stretch the limits of what a netbook is capable of.

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Visa introduces case that turns iPhone into credit card

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 19, 2010 2:57 am

Visa and DeviceFidelity originally announced a couple of weeks ago that they were partnering up to build an iPhone case that would allow the iPhone to be used as a credit card at retailers that support no-swipe payment systems. This release was quickly pulled, but has resurfaced and been made official with pictures and an official release.

 

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DeviceFidelity released a near field communications chip last year that was put into a micro-SD card that could be used in compatible phones to let them act as contactless credit cards. Unfortunately, there are no current iPhones with microSD slots. The new case, named "In2Pay", plugs into the dock connector at the bottom of the iPhone and provides the power and interface for DeviceFidelity's microSD card and the communications chip.

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Android 2.2 update to end with a link to Flash enabled sites

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 19, 2010 1:05 am

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Android users everywhere are pretty fired up about all of the capabilities being brought to their phones with the "Froyo" update, Android 2.2. Speedier performance, WiFi hotspot capabilities, and tethering are just the tip of the iceberg. Now it is being reported that Android is taking a direct shot at Apple's list of "iPad optimized" (read: Adobe Flash-free) sites with a link to an Adobe Mobile website after the upgrade is completed.

 

This link is said to take Android users to a page that gives an option to either receive a full list of sites that are Flash 10.1 enabled or visit the Adobe site to receive Flash products.

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