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Corsair lowers pricing on Nova 32GB with mail-in rebate

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 12:04 pm

Corsair has just made an announcement that it has lowered pricing on its Nova series 32GB drives to just $69.99 US after a mail-in rebate, giving more people the chance to taste some super low access times in making this a replacement boot drive for their laptop or desktop PC.

 

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The Nova series 32GB SSD uses the Indilinx Barefoot controller and is capable of delivering read speeds of up to 195MB/sec and write speeds of 70MB/sec.

German notebook maker rolls out 3D Vision-ready laptop

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 11:24 am

German based PC maker mySN likes NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology enough to have designed a well suited up gaming notebook that can make use of it.

 

The new XMG6.3D uses a 15.6-inch sized (1366x768) LCD that is 3D ready with 120Hz ability. You can choose from a Core i3, i5 or i7 processor along with up to 8GB of RAM, HDD or SSD for up to 640GB capacity, GeForce GTX285M discrete graphics and a choice of DVD or Blu-ray drive.

 

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iPhone 4 pre-orders went through the roof on opening day

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 11:08 am

Sheesh, how's this for a success rate... Apple have just made an official statement regarding the amount of pre-orders they'd taken on their first day for the new iPhone 4G.

 

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Between Apple and its carrier partners, there were pre-orders well in excess of 600,000 before the day was out, much higher than Apple anticipated which resulted in a bit of a frenzy with many order and approval system malfunctions. A lot of disgruntled folks who were frantically re-trying gave up in the end out of frustration.

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Mad Catz give 2.4GHz wireless option for AX 180 gaming headset

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 10:38 am

Those inventive folks over at Mad Catz have designed a new wireless gaming headset they call the AX 180 which they are advertising under their TRITTON gaming audio brand.

 

For the most part this headset is much the same as the wired version of the AX 180, but uses 2.4GHz wireless for connectivity for those who find the cord's a bit too annoying. Mad Catz promise no compromise has been made in terms of sound quality and features elsewhere.

 

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The AX 180 wireless can take any standard analog stereo audio sound source. The wireless base station is also USB powered, doing away with the need for an external power adapter, making it a more friendly setup if it's being moved around a lot. A portable control unit can be clipped onto a belt or pretty much wherever else it suits for ease of access to all the important controls and more.

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OCZ cater to wider audience with 1.8-inch SSDs

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 10:27 am

OCZs SSD line-up is reaching out into further market segments with the release of some new 1.8-inch models for ultra-thin laptops, netbooks, nettops and tablet PCs.

 

OCZ has launched two new series with the smaller form factor; the Onyx and Vertex 2. OCZ maintains use of the SandForce controller for the Vertex 2 1.8-inch drives and promises identical performance to the 2.5-inch version of the same series. The 1.8-inch models come in capacities of 60, 120 and even 240GB.

 

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Download of the Day: iTunes 9.2

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 8:41 am

Our Download of the Day today is iTunes 9.2.

 

iTunes is a free application for Mac and PC. It plays all your digital music and video. It syncs content to your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. And it's an entertainment superstore that stays open 24/7.

 

• Organize your music into playlists

• Edit file information

• Record compact discs

• Copy files to an iPod or other digital audio player

• Purchase music and videos on the Internet through the built-in iTunes store

• Run a visualizer to display graphical effects in time to the music

• Encode music into a number of different audio formats.

 

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Deal of the Day: Dell U2211H UltraSharp IPS 21.5" Flat Panel Monitor Coupon! Now $229.99 with Free Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 8:37 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - Dell U2211H UltraSharp IPS 21.5" Flat Panel Monitor Coupon! Now $229.99 with Free Shipping.

 

Offer: You're getting Dell's top of the line, UltraSharp panels with 1920x1080 resolution, DVI-D with HDCP, 8ms response time (gray to gray), 250cd/m2 brightness, 10000:1 dynamic contrast ratio all with the In Plane Switching technology. Coupon knocks $50 off the starting price, which is more than the $20 you're getting with the current promo. Use coupon code: 40?P$1GR4X6QL3 (expires 6/19/10 at 6:00 AM CST)

 

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Friday Morning Roundup for June 18, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 7:57 am

The latest happenings from around the web - 18/06/2010

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Socket AM3 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

- EVGA P55 Classified Motherboard @ Motherboards

- ASUS P6X58D-E Xtreme Design Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

- ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 Motherboard @ ixbtlabs

- EVGA Classified SR-2 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

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New mobile OS for enterprise handheld devices coming from Microsoft

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 3:24 am

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A new OS for enterprise handheld devices is coming later this year from Microsoft as they attempt so simplify the upgrade cycle. The Windows Embedded OS, based on Windows Mobile technology 6.5, will provide backwards compatibility and a clear upgrade path to Windows Embedded Handheld which is projected to come out in 2011 and be based on Windows Embedded Compact 7 OS, according to David Kelley, product unit manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft.

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Sonim's XP3 Sentinel phone: tough and safe

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 1:54 am

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For those who work in high intensity environments or maybe just need an extra level of security, this may be the phone fo you. The Sonim XP3, a phone well known to take a serious beating and keep chugging along, is releasing the new "Sentinel" variant for those who live and work in dangerous areas.

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