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Save Nearly 50% on the HTC Desire 510 and a Year of Wireless Service

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 2:28 pm

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Carrier contracts and early termination fees may seem like they're par for the course when you purchase a new smartphone-but they don't have to be. This deal packages together everything you want from your phone and service, but without all the fine print. Get the HTC Desire 510 smartphone and a year of service from FreedomPop for just $249.99 at TweakTown Deals.

 

Freedom to text however much you please? Check. Plenty of data without surprise fees? Check. This deal includes a year of unlimited text and talk, free international calls, 500MB of 4G/3G LTE data each month, visual voicemail, tethering, and usage alerts. Just all of those services are worth over $200 a year, and that's before you include the phone.

 

The HTC Desire 510 is lightning-fast, with easy switching between apps, and smooth gaming and video streaming. Plus, customize your preferences so that you can see all of your important updates, favorite blogs, and social media notifications right on the home screen.

 

Together, the phone and year are service are valued at $475. Now's your chance to get them both for 47% off at TweakTown Deals.

MSI shows off the compact Nightblade MI gaming PC

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 10:36 am

Computex 2015 - MSI has added to its popular Nightblade series, introducing the Nightblade MI at Computex 2015.

 

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Even though the Nigthblade MI may look like a smaller form factor than a regular gaming PC, don't let its modest looks fool you.

 

Powered by the Intel Core i7 CPU and running full NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 video cards, the Nightblade MI has serious gaming hardware in a compact form. The system has been designed for gaming, though the company didn't reveal full system specifications for the Nightblade MI.

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Dell introduces Inspiron 20 & 24 3000 Series all-in-one PCs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 9:31 am

Computex 2015 - PC manufacturer Dell has introduced the new Inspiron 20 and 24 3000 Series All-in-One desktop PCs during Computex 2015. Both systems include USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, 4-in-1 MCR and Ethernet capabilities, and a pop-up easel stand with one-cord set up.

 

The Inspiron has a 19.5" HD+ display features the Intel Braswell processors, and consumers can choose a touchscreen to further complement the units.

 

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Meanwhile, the Inspiron 24 has 23.8" Full HD wide-angle display with IPS technology with Intel processors. The all-in-one has a streamlined design so it can fit comfortably in the living room or a crowded office.

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Report: Estimated 10 million self-driving cars on our streets by 2020

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 9:20 am

There could be more than 10 million self-driving vehicles on the road by 2020, with significant breakthroughs expected starting in 2019, according to a new report from Business Insider Intelligence.

 

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In its recent report, the company outlines growth of semi-autonomous and fully autonomous vehicles, as driverless technology continues to accelerate. Companies such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Ford, Toyota, and others are investing more money and research time into autonomous vehicles, though most interested drivers will have to likely wait until 2025 - if not later - for prices to drop.

 

The idea that autonomous cars are no longer something from a science fiction story is impressive, though the realization that it's just a few years away could scare drivers. However, automakers and technology companies plan to continue market the booming technology to skeptical drivers.

GIGABYTE offers up GB-BXBT-3825 IoT gateway for the Internet of Things

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 8:58 am

Computex 2015 - GIGABYTE wants to evolve into a hardware company known for supporting the Internet of Things (IoT), and has introduced its GB-BXBT-3825 IoT gateway. The gateway has been designed to provide connectivity between legacy devices and intelligence IoT infrastructures.

 

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The new system is powered by the Intel Atom E3825 processor, and is being promoted by GIGABYTE as "the idea building block for a fast development of intelligence vending machines." The GB-BXBT-3825 provides connectivity that bridges legacy equipment to the cloud, and hardware security root that provides trust, data encryption, and software protection.

 

The GIGABYTE GB-BXBT-3825 has the following specifications: GIGABYTE MZBAYAD motherboard, 1.33GHz Intel Atom E3825 CPU, 1x BGA 1170, 1x SO-DIMM slot supporting up to 8GB RAM, 1x GbE LAN port, Intel HD graphics, Realtek ALC283 audio, 1x SATA III 6 Gb/s port, and 1x 2.5" HDD/SSD internal bay.

G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse pictured

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 7:57 am

Computex 2015 - G.SKILL used Computex 2015 as a launch pad for its new Ripjaws line of gaming peripherals, and TweakTown got a close up of the new Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse.

 

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The ambidextrous mouse features a height-adjustable palm rest and interchangeable side grips, designed to make the mouse even more comfortable.

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Firefox adds 'save it for later' Pocket in-browser support

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 7:40 am

Firefox has added something new, described as the "world's most popular save-for-later service" and going by the name of Pocket.

 

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This service sets out to store any article, video or website you wish for later use, being then saved to your online account and follow you wherever you may go (and log in).

 

Some people have been arguing that Chrome's restoration of bookmarks, history and more is why they prefer this browser over Firefox and it seems that Mozilla is now adding some new features like this in order to further compete with what Google has to offer.

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G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB and KM780 MX gaming keyboards pictured

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 7:39 am

Computex 2015 - After first reporting about the G.SKILL Ripjaws gaming keyboards, TweakTown got up close and personal with the new gaming peripherals.

 

Here is the G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB up close:

 

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The keyboard has two different light colors, and the keyboard has been designed with durability and practicality in mind while providing an enhanced gaming experience.

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Rivet Networks unveils the Killer Wireless-AC 1535 network technology

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Networking | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 6:55 am

Computex 2015 - Networking company Rivet Networks has launched the Killer Wireless-AC 1535, the first network adapter offering ExtremeRange Technology. The new feature supports up to 150 Mbps of additional throughput up to 10 meters in range.

 

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The MSI GT72 and GT80 Gaming Notebooks and MSI X99A GODLIKE Gaming Motherboard will be the first products to make use of the Killer Wireless-AC 1535, the company announced. Using the new technology, gamers and enthusiasts can make use range-extending technology - utilizing your home network's capacity.

 

"We've packed this second generation Killer Wireless-AC product with intelligence that massively improves latency, reduces jitter and virtually eliminates video freezes at even greater ranges and with stronger signals," said Mike Cubbage, co-founder and CEO at Rivet Networks. "Our sole focus is to create the best networking experience for performance users with speed and reliability that is unmatched by competing wireless adapters."

ASRock shows off USB 3.1 front panel that plugs into SATA express

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 4:11 am

Computex 2015 - During Computex 2015, ASRock has shown off the world's first USB 3.1 front panel, which is designed to turn your SATA Express header into a pair of Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 ports.

 

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The new front panel is shipping with select ASRock 100 Series models. TweakTown will let you know when we have additional details regarding this snazzy new PC addition.

 

USB evolved into the most common standard for connecting peripherals to PCs, and while it has been upgraded, the addition of USB 3.1 is a game changer. USB 3.0 has speeds up to 10Gb/s, a drastic increase over the 5 Gb/s currently offered by USB 3.0 - and it absolutely blows USB 2.0 out of the water.

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