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Sixense Motion Controller Hands-on at the Intel Lounge from GDC 2010

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Nicole Scott of Netbook News fame is on the floor for us at the annual Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. You can normally see Nicole shooting all of the latest netbooks and tablets over at Netbook News, so gaming is something new for her.

 

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In our forth video from GDC 2010, Nicole visits the Intel lounge in the North Hall of the show floor and has a chat with Josh Bays from Sixense. This company is actively promoting a new motion controller technology called 'TrueMotion' that uses a low-powered 12-foot sphere magnetic field to track even the slightest movements and button pushes.

 

With a brand new Core i7 980X Alienware powered desktop system and Left 4 Dead 2 in a wicked ATI Eyefinity three monitor setup, we get a hands-on demo from Josh with their new motion controller and how it works. Cool!

 

 

Don't forget to follow Nicole on Twitter @Nicole_Scooter.

 

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Sony PlayStation Move hands-on and Nintendo's response at GDC 2010

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Nicole Scott of Netbook News fame is on the floor for us at the annual Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. You can normally see Nicole shooting all of the latest netbooks and tablets over at Netbook News, so gaming is something new for her.

 

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In our third video from GDC 2010, Nicole visits the Sony PlayStation booth and gets a hands-on with the recently made official not-Wii Move motion controller. After the hands on, a rep from Sony tells us a little about the new controller.

 

Following on Nicole visits Nintendo to get their thoughts on the new device and how it compares to the ever popular Wii controller.

 

 

Don't forget to follow Nicole on Twitter @Nicole_Scooter.

 

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Richard Huddy on AMD developments and Eyefinity6 Preview at GDC 2010

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Nicole Scott of Netbook News fame is on the floor for us at the annual Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. You can normally see Nicole shooting all of the latest netbooks and tablets over at Netbook News, so gaming is something new for her.

 

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In our second video from GDC 2010, Nicole attends the Day 0 AMD event spoke with AMD's Worldwide Developer Relations Manager, Richard Huddy about AMD's latest developments at the show and a basic rundown on what AMD has in store for physics and 3D gaming and movies in the future.

 

Towards the end of the video you will also get a look at multi-screen gaming and even an early preview of ATI Eyefinity6!

 

 

Don't forget to follow Nicole on Twitter @Nicole_Scooter.

 

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Game developers talk to us at GDC 2010 AMD Day 0 event

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Nicole Scott of Netbook News fame is on the floor for us at the annual Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. You can normally see Nicole shooting all of the latest netbooks and tablets over at Netbook News, so gaming is something new for her.

 

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In our first video from GDC 2010, Nicole attends the Day 0 AMD event and managed to speak to several hard hitting game developers and managers about upcoming games, what type of characters they would be as well as insider information.

 

Interviewed below is Rebellion CTO, Chris Kingsley, Product Manager at EA, Kevin O'Leary and General Manager at Relic, Jonathan Dowdeswell.

 

 

Don't forget to follow Nicole on Twitter @Nicole_Scooter.

 

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X2 names tablet computer iTablet, Apple ninjas inbound

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I bet most tech firms don't feel that way. For a long time we all assumed that the Apple tablet would be called the iTablet. I was so accustomed to thinking about the thing as the iTablet I was a bit surprised to see it called the iPad.

 

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With all the buzz the iTablet name generated I am sure it still gets its fare share of search traffic on Google and other engines. I guess that is exactly what X2 was hoping for when it decided to call the tablet it unveiled today the iTablet. The thing is more like a notebook that the iPad. It sports a 1.6GHz Intel processor and 250GB of storage.

 

The operating system is Windows 7 and the machine has three USB ports. Connectivity includes 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. A 1.3MP camera is built in and the device sports HDMI out. Two sizes are available including a 10.2-inch and a 12.1-inch version. Availability outside the UK is unknown and pricing has not been announced. I wonder if Apple has a trademark on iTablet, I would think it would.

 

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ExoPC Slate tablet computer debuts in France

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I am sure that HP won't appreciate the fact that a new tablet computer called the ExoPC Slate has debuted with the same Slate moniker that HP uses on its own tablet offering. The tablet market is certainly set to grow over the coming months with the iPad now official.

 

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The ExoPC Slate is an 8.9-inch tablet that runs Windows 7 and is designed for multi-touch input. The device uses an onscreen keyboard like the iPhone and iPad. The machine is also capable of showing SD and HD live TV feeds and playing music as a PMP.

 

The Slate can also act as an eBook reader with access to thousands of books from francophone. The machine is a netbook under the skin with an Intel Atom N270 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 32GB SSD. WiFi is built in along with Bluetooth and a memory card reader.

 

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LIVE BLOGGING from Apple 'latest creation' event

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Apple's biggest product launch since the iPhone is about to get underway. We will be live blogging the event thanks to live streams setup at TWiT Live and LiveTechEvents 2.0.

 

This page will update every 30 seconds or you could just hit F5 for the latest. In the meantime, we are warming up our typing fingers!

 

Thanks GDGT for the images!

 


[11:35am] That's it for us. Apple, next time fly us in for your upcoming events!

 

[11:32am] Apple is playing a dangerous game by assuming that people that have iPods and iPhone will want an iPad. They say that because there are 75 Million iPods and iPhones on the market, there are already 75 Million people that know how to use the iPad.

 

[11:28am] Sean and Cam W have been discussing the iPad. Are we buying one? We are still not sure. A little impressed, but feel like it's not exactly what we expected. VOTE ON OUR POLL NOW - are you buying one?

 

[11:22am] Now we see the video commercial for the iPad.

 

[11:20am] The iPad will have a keyboard dock - this is something that people have asked for on the iPhone for years. It makes sense with the side mounted 30-pin port.

 

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[11:20am] The iPad will ship in 60 days.

 

[11:19am] Adding 3G will cost you $130 more, this means that to get the 64GB with 3G you will pay $839.

 

[11:19am] That is a good price, they are taking the netbook threat seriously for them to drop this at that price for the 16GB model. Each level of storage is $100. So, 32GB for $599.

 

[11:18am] The iPad will start at $499! (16GB base model)

 

[11:17am] All iPads are locked, anyone want to put a bet on how quickly this thing gets jailbroken and unlocked? As they just released the SDK I am thinking we have two months tops before we see this happen.

 

[11:15am] 250MB/month = $14.99, not that great of a deal. Unlimited through AT&T = $29.99 plus free use of AT&T hot spots. Of course AT&T's 3G network is spoty at best, thankfully there is no contract. International deals will be in place by June or July.

 

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[11:12am] The iPad will come with 3G... I can see phone carriers getting ready.

 

[11:11am] Each of the iWork applications will be available for only $9.99 each. The iPad can sync with the PC via iTunes just like the iPod and iPhone.

 

[11:08am] Cam W: iBoring? bla bla, next please.

 

[11:06am] The showing of iWork recieved only a smattering of applause, very interesting for an Apple event.

 

[11:04am] Nothing terribly new here, but fun to watch. You can do a lot of this with existing tablets, granted there are not many that are multi-touch, though.

 

[11:02am] Drag and drop with single or multiple slides looks very interesting. "easy, easy, easy"

 

[11:01am] Showing Keynote on the iPad with the new interface taking advantage of Multi Touch.

 

[11:00am] I cannot beleive that this guy just said that a spreadsheet application was "cool and fun to use".

 

[10:58am] iWork will have a version for the iPad. Jobs says iWork for iPad will have a new interface just for the iPad.

 

[10:56am] This is a smart move as they are not using the dull and boring eink that other readers do. Instead they can offer full color books with this store. The iBook store is just like iTunes. There are categories for best sellers etc. You can even sample the book in the store and controls are easy with simple taps to navigate through the book. You can dynmically change the fonts to make it larger or smaller depending on your needs or wants.

 

[10:55am] The UI looks like a book shelf that you can take the book down and read, they also have an iBooks store. The UI looks like a book shelf that you can take the book down and read, they also have an iBooks store. The UI looks like a book shelf that you can take the book down and read, they also have an iBooks store.

 

[10:53am] And here is the e-reader app I knew would come. iBooks, how predictable.

 

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[10:52am] Apple is talking about the iPad's SDK for third party developers to develop new apps for the iPad. Until then, they say, all existing iPhone apps will work.

 

[10:48am] Major League Baseball is also jumping in on the game. Very interesting spread of apps for the iPad. Feels like Apple is trying to cover all bases with the iPad. But you have to wonder if some if this is too much.

 

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[10:47am] EA Games called the Display "huge". I am not sure about this considering most netbooks are 10.1-inch or larger. Gaming looks pretty good, the driving game shown is using the accelerometer for stearing.

 

[10:47am] EA Games is getting into the game with the iPad.

 

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[10:45am] Interesting but, I wonder how useful it will be to end users.

 

[10:44am] The iPad has an art browser called Brushes.

 

[10:42am] The iPad has a native app for the New York Times, so the iPad becomes an e-reader as well. I wonder when they will show that feature with an Apple native app...

 

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[10:40am] First persons shooters using multi-touch. If you have tried that then you know how much fun that can be... and now they are inviting up Martin Nisenholtz from the New York Times.

 

[10:39am] Cam W: I'm not sure how excited I am about this device. We need some hands-on a little later on after the presentation is done.

 

[10:37am] Apple has an interesting device here, it is another avenue to content consumption.

 

[10:35am] Again they say, it just works. It seems that the iPad really is just a really big iPhone.

 

[10:33am] The pixel doubling is a full screen mode, Apple is showing it with Facebook for text and photos. Now Apple is showing how well games work on the iPad.

 

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[10:32am] The iPad can run all of the apps in the app store natively. They can run in pixel per pixel mode or double pixel so that "just works". Cool.

 

[10:31am] Steve is claiming that it has a standby life of one month. I wonder if that is in the real world or only in Apple's fair tail labs...

 

[10:31am] Battery life is being claimed at 10 hours.

 

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[10:30am] Apple has put their own SOC called the A4 at 1GHz and it comes with up to 64GB of flash storage and Wireless n and Bluetooth.

 

[10:28am] The iPad is 1/2 inch thin and 1-1/2 pounds. 9.7 inch IPS display.

 

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[10:27am] Now we are seeing a scene from the movie UP. Steve says it is his favorite. The iPad still looks like an iPhone on steriods to me... I had hoped that Apple would move away from that design.

 

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[10:25am] Steve throws out another "it's wonderful" comment. Talking about street view support on the iPad. The iPad is capable of HD youtube playback. Probably 720p resolution. MSI and others have that also with ION products.

 

[10:24am] Lots of new and similar features in the iPad.

 

[10:22am] The tablet has a a full version of iTunes complete with the whole range of features you would find on a Mac or PC.

 

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Thanks GDGT!!!

 

[10:21am] Here we go with talking about features that others already have. A built in slideshow with transitions and music. Pretty sure you can find that elsewhere too.

 

[10:20am] Moving through photos is quick and easy with the Photo Scrubber bar. Looks good!

 

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[10:18am] The e-mail view looks nice with a reading pane available. I wonder if this will have flash? The virtual keyboard is a larger version of the one on the iPhone, but you should be able to type with both hands. The overall look is still the iPhone, just with much more room and some added functionality.

 

[10:17am] Buying tickets on Fandango he says "it's that simple on the iPad", it is very easy on my phone too, though.

 

[10:15am] Steve appears to be actually using the iPad sitting in a comfortable chair. He says it is more intimate than a laptop, but more than a smartphone.

 

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[10:11am] iPad is the name. Who won the bet?

 

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[10:10am] The netbook is nothing but a cheaper laptop, not a better laptop, says Jobs. Even saying that their use of PC software is a hinderance.

 

[10:10am] Cam W: "netbooks are not better at anything" I hope Sascha isn't watching this! LOL

 

[10:10am] Steve is talking about why Apple has stayed away from Netbooks - "netbooks are not better at anything"

 

[10:08am] Jobs finishes up saying they are even bigger than Nokia.

 

[10:07am] Steve is talking about how Apple compares to the other mobile device makers. Claiming they are the largest in the world. Even bigger than Sony Jobs says.

 

[10:05am] Apple is talking about their $15.6 Billion (with a B) revenue and where it all comes from.

 

[10:02am] Let's go.

 

[9:59am] We should be kicking off real soon!

 

[9:57am] Cam W: So, last minute predictions... I reckon the tablet will be called "iTablet" for the simple reason they have the iPhone and the "i" works and people know it. Not counting out "iPad", though.

 

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[9:48am] Plenty of video feeds popping up now. We're all good.

 

[9:45am] Are we going to get live video feed from the event? We'll see soon enough. We tried calling the Apple Media Helpline and the hold time is 30 minutes. TWiT are trying right now.

 

[9:38am] Cam W: I'm pretty darn excited to see what Apple have done with this tablet. Or maybe they are just letting out some new iPods, that would be funny!

 

[9:37am] Press are moving inside now.

 

[9:25am] Press is gathering at the front of the door, they should be allowed in soon.

 

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SilverStone shoves an HD5970 into an SFF case at CES 2010

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CES 2010 - On the last day of the show we finally had the chance to just wander around and take things in. During my wanderings I found the SilverStone booth and had the time to really take a good look at some of the existing and new products.

 

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The first thing we saw was what appeared to be an extension of the Raven line, but with a few differences. We noticed that SilverStone has removed the awkward plastic cowling and replaced it with some nice smooth (and rounded) top and bottom panels. They did leave the 90-degree tilt in the case layout though. We asked about the importance of this and were told that SilverStone intended this design for use with cards that have a low (on the board) fan that pulls in air to exhaust out of the case. This type of graphics card have shown (in their testing) to be an issue in many standard cases.

 

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If you think about when a card like a 5970 or GTX 285 is in your stock mid tower you have it pulling in hot case air and pushing it out into a wall or into a very small area between the case and the wall. This does nothing to help cool the GPU. With the 90-degree tilt you have multiple fans pulling in cool air from under the case which is then drawn into the card and out the top. So I can see what they were talking about. SilverStone does warn that this type of setup does not work for all cards. For cards that use a central fan (as shown below) you can actually hinder proper cooling. So while the 90-degree tilt is good for many. It is not a solution for all.

 

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But even though that new case was the center of attention (literally being at the center of the booth) the case that really caught my eye was a much smaller one sitting off to the side.

 

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When I first saw this little SFF box I did a double take. I simply could not believe what I was seeing. An HD5970 (yes a 5970) stuffed into an SFF case. I did some asking and was told that the HD5970 was not the only surprise in store. The new enclosure will come with a built in 600 Watt PSU and space for a mini-ITX board like the DFI MI-P55-T36. This tiny (6.7-inch x 6.7-inch) board fits perfectly in here and can be loaded up with an LGA 1156 Core i5 or Core i7 CPU.

 

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To help keep the air flowing SilverStone stuck a 220mm fan on the top for exhaust. But that is rapidly becoming a standard in case design now.

 

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I kept going back to the massive HD5970 on the side and wondering how in the word they were going to keep that thing cool in there. Well as you might expect they had an answer for that. They have designed the case cover to work with the intake fan on the card. There is a rounded intake adapter that can be moved to suit the card you have. This ducts the air intake directly from outside and into the card.

 

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As an extra measure, SilverStone also put a duct on the bottom of the case. This allows to leakage of hot air to be pushed out of the case and towards the rear instead of pooling under the case. In all this new case is pretty impressive. Unfortunately we were not able to get information as to when this will be launched or the final price. We were told that the model we looked at was one of the final designs but that there may be small changes in appearance and internal layout (improvements). I do hope this hit the market soon though as I have a feeling it will do quite well.

 

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But of course no visit to SilverStone would be complete without a look at their classy line of HTPC cases. We took a look at the GD05 in this case. SilverStone showed us that even thought this is a SFF case they have improved the airflow enough to even deal with a GTX 295 and an Asus Xonar D2 stuck right next to it! Now that is what I call impressive in an SFF case and you do not have to wait for the GD05. This case has been out for a while (SilverStone) just wanted to do a little showing offÂ…

 

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We should expect some pretty exciting things from SilverStone this year if what we saw at their booth in any indication.

 

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NVIDIA lets loose full details of GF100 (Fermi) at CES conference

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CES 2010 - In closing at this year's CES, NVIDIA held a conference in Vegas on Sunday which revealed full details along with a preview of its upcoming GF100 (Fermi) DX11-ready desktop graphics card to all of its invitees. Unfortunately TweakTown wasn't on their list and we weren't able to attend for reasons unknown.

 

Following the conference, NVIDIA has essentially launched the next-gen card in paper form today, giving rights to attendees to release details and talk about Sunday's preview. For a while we've been hearing that the card will come to market late March, but rumours were circulating at CES that it may be pushed back a month to late April or so.

 

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Check out the coverage at the various sources below for specific details about the card's underlying architecture, performance characteristics and much more.

 

- Techpowerup
- Hardware Canucks
- Neoseeker
- Hot Hardware
- Benchmark Reviews

 

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Weekend Roundup - CES Edition

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The latest happenings from around the web - 10/01/2010

 

CES Coverage

 

- CES 2010 Coverage Day 1 @ Overclockers Club
- CES 2010: Thermaltake @ ThinkComputers
- CES 2010 - Digital Experience @ Bigbruin
- CES Thursday (Day 1) Coverage @ BCCHardware
- CES 2010 Day 3 Coverage: In Win, Altec Lansing, Asus, Zalman and Showstoppers @ Tweaknews
- NVIDIA Next Gen Tegra Processor Unveiled At CES 2010 @ Hot Hardware
- CES 2010: CoolIT @ ThinkComputers
- CES 2010 Coverage day 2 @ Overclockers Club
- CES 2010: Cooler Master V6 and V6 GT Heat Sinks @ Legit Reviews
- CES 2010: iBUYPOWER @ ThinkComputers
- CES 2010: Shuttle Revolutionizes Mobile Platforms @ Techwarelabs
- Is CES Dying? @ Hardware Secrets
- Intel WiDi Wirless Display Tech Demo at CES2010 @ Hot Hardware
- CES 2010 Friday Coverage @ BCCHardware
- CES 2010 Samsung Announces 3D TV's @ Techwarelabs
- CES 2010: Psyko Audio @ ThinkComputers
- CES 2010 DAY 4 COVERAGE: COOLER MASTER / CHOIXX, ANTEC, XIGMATEK AND MSI @ Tweaknews

 

CPU

 

- Intel Core i7 D0 Core Performance Advantage Revealed Rev. 2.0 @ Techarp
- Intel Core i5-660/661 Processors @ IXBTlabs

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro on HD5850 @ Hardware Overclock
- NVIDIA GF100 Fermi Video Card Triple SLI Rocket Sled Demo @ Legit Reviews

 

Audio/Media

 

- Devotec Solar Sound Bluetooth Stereo Speakers @ RWlabs
- SteelSeries 5H v2 headset @ Xtreme Computing

 

Cooling

 

- Sodium-Potassium Liquid Metal Cooled Danamics LMX Heatsink @ Frostytech
- Thermaltake SpinQ VT CPU Cooler @ Pro-Clockers

 

Storage

 

- Buffalo USB 3.0 HDD, as fast as Internal HDD @ Cowcotland
- Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black Hard Drive @ LANOC
- Patriot Gear Box Network Device @ RBMods

 

Other

 

- NZXT M59 Midi-Tower Case @ Technic3D
- Asus and Gigabyte USB 3.0 certification lies @ eTeknix
- Dell Inspiron Zino HD @ Hardware Heaven
- Asus P7P55D Premium Motherboard @ Techwarelabs

 

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