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Top 5 mobile apps that have been brought to real-life in the form of games

That's right, folks. I was on a recent shopping trip to Target (you know, the up-scale Walmart?) and aimlessly walked through the toy department when my eye spotted the new game arrivals. Let me tell you, I'm a bit of a sucker for board games and the like, so I was really tempted to buy these. Something tells me, however, they are better on my phone.

 

That's right, I've compiled a list of my favorite mobile apps that have been turned into physical versions of the games. (I really hope you can detect the sarcasm!) These apps, some of which already existed in board game form, have been brought out of the digital age so that you can play them by candle light when the power goes out.

 

Number 5: Cut The Rope

 

As you can no doubt see in the picture below, Cut The Rope has come to real life. If it's anything like the digital game, you're going to need to buy lots of rolls of string to be able to play it.

 

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NVIDIA GTX 660 launch review roundup

NVIDIA has unleashed not just one, but two more Kepler parts onto the world in the form of the GTX 660 and GTX 650. As our review shows, the GTX 660 performs in line with its biggest competitor, the AMD 7870. Take a look at our review, and take a gander at some of the others around the internet to decide if this, or the 650, is the card for you.

 

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GTX 660 - LegitReviews

GTX 660 - techPowerUp!

GTX 660 - t-break

GTX 660 - Hardware Canucks

GTX 660 - RWLabs

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti launch review round-up

We proudly brought you a review of the GTX 660 Ti around two weeks ago. Well, the NDA has finally been lifted and just about every other site known to man has released their review of the new card. We, too, have released another NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti review to go along with today's launch, this one of the MSI GTX 660 Ti 2GB Power Edition.

 

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The cards perform as you would expect them too. At $300, the performance-per-dollar is pretty good. Without further ado, here's an incomplete list of NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti launch reviews.

 

GTX 660 Ti - HardwareHeaven.com

GTX 660 Ti - techPowerUp!

GTX 660 Ti - CowcotLand.com

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NVIDIA GTX 670 launch review roundup

With another NVIDIA launch upon us, it's time to do another launch review roundup. This time NVIDIA has launched the latest member of the Kepler family, the GTX 670. The card performs great, especially considering its price. The GTX 670 really doesn't leave much to be desired in the way of features or performance.

 

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Of course, performing just under the king is a good thing. But NVIDIA could be damaging sales of their flagship single-GPU with the pricing of this new card. It way out performs the 7950 in most, if not all, tests, so pricing it at a price that doesn't break the bank is both a good thing and a bad thing. At $399, it's about $100 less than the 680, yet performs almost the same.

 

First check out our review of the NVIDIA GTX 670 here, and then take a look at the reviews below. Several of the reviews are of samples from different companies, so make sure to compare apples to apples. Most are the stock NVIDIA review sample.

 

Video Cards

 

GTX 670 - OCAholic

GTX 670 - Ninjalane

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NVIDIA GTX 690 launch review roundup

NVIDIA, not content with the performance of the GTX 680, has decided to bake two GK104s together in the form of the GTX 690. The GTX 690 provides near the same performance as two GTX 680s SLI'd together while reducing power consumption and noise. It comes at a hefty price, however, of $999 MSRP.

 

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Reviewers of the new 28nm GPU were given only 3 days to review this beast of a card, so many put in long hours putting it through its paces. What they found is that this card is a beast. As it stands, no other GPU can compete with the GTX 690, nor can they compete with its price tag. We have gone around the web and compiled a list of reviews for you.

 

Video cards:

 

GTX 690 - Hi Tech Legion

GTX 690 - HardwareHeaven.com

GTX 690 - Hardware Canucks

GTX 690 - PC Perspective

 

More in full story.

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Intel Ivy Bridge launch review roundup

With the launch of a whole new CPU architecture like Ivy Bridge, there come a lot of reviews. The new Ivy Bridge architecture is the die shrink of Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture. The new Ivy Bridge chips are built using Intel's 22nm tri-gate transistor technology and brings with it more efficient computing.

 

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Using the 22nm technology increases power efficiency and reduces die size which makes the chips cheaper and somewhat easier to make since the risk of having a silicon imperfection in one is less. Although the launch wasn't one of Intel's best, it finally occurred and today we have an onslaught of reviews to share with you.

 

Take a look at our review which is seen here and then you can compare out results to everyone else's.

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Monday Morning Roundup

The latest happenings in the technology world, April 23rd, 2012.

 

Storage:

 

Crucial M4 256GB Solid State Drive - ThinkComputers.org

Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB SATA III SSD Upgrade Kit - NikKTech

Corsair Performance Pro 128 GB SSD - Hardware Secrets

 

Motherboards, CPUs & RAM:

 

Asus Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard - Ninjalane

Gigabyte Z77M-D3H Motherboard - eTeknix

GeIL Black Dragon PC3-17000 2133MHz C10 16GB Memory Kit - Madshrimps

Sapphire Pure Black X79N - PureOverclock

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