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Introducing Tweakipedia, our new home to all things tweaking at TweakTown

Today we are very excited to be announcing a new part of our website called Tweakipedia. Tweakipedia will be an amusement park of technology, filled with guides from how to overclock your computer to installing Windows from a USB drive. Not only that, but we will be taking in reader submissions on tweaks and guides.

 

 

This means that if you have a tweak recommendation, then you can submit it to us and we'll get it into Tweakipedia. We'll also love to hear suggestions on what you'd love to see next, so if you are itching to see how a certain GPU (or three) performs in a particular game, then you can request that. If you didn't know how to do a particular task - for example, building a system with Corsair's Obsidian 900D case - then we would secure that part and write a how-to build guide on it.

 

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The idea is that the reader is heavily involved in Tweakipedia. We want you to submit ideas, requests, your own guides and tweaks - everything. This way, you're directly contributing to Tweakipedia and seeing it slowly morph into a gigantic source of great tech information. That is the next point - Tweakipedia will be a source we can continue to come back on in future reviews, articles and more.

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TweakTown iPhone App version 1.4 - adds iPhone 5 support, design improvements

Yesterday Apple approved version 1.4 of the TweakTown iPhone app to the App Store.

 

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In our latest version we have made improvements to better support iOS 6 as well as provide a full viewing experience for those using an iPhone 5. In addition to that we've also made some design improvements. We have removed the Daily Deals section, but Ask The Experts has been added.

 

Upgrade the app now, or head on over to the App Store and get it installed people!

We're hiring a US East Coast TweakTown News Editor!

We are hiring a news editor based on the US East Coast!

 

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You will be required to post daily news and attend tech events on the East coast. You need to own a digital camera. You need to be addicted to technology and have a passion to write about it. It would be a bonus if you have previous online experience, too.

 

If you feel you are the right person for the job, please email your CV and other relevant information to jobs at tweaktown dot com.

 

Just to be very clear, this is a paid position.

Hello, Internet - we're back... finally!

What a few days it has been!

 

We changed from our older servers over to a new host with a single high-powered dual Xeon server with all the trimmings such as RAID 10 Intel SSDs, 48GB of RAM and more. We thought it would be a fairly simple process to move all of our files and databases over to the new server and get online in a few hours. The new server is running a different server control panel with some other different configurations that we weren't familiar with. It really did a good job of confusing us all, but finally we are back online. Things are not 100% perfect yet, but we're close. Apache redirects... grrrrr!

 

We are working as fast as we can to bring the site back to 100% working order, it won't be long now. The good news is that we are now on a very powerful server that is going to be able to hold up when we get hit with a lot of traffic, and it will also be a great server for us to grow into as we continue to grow. It's been an expensive and stressful event, but we've learnt a lot.

 

I would like to single out Dave from WiredTree (and the rest of the support team, too) for helping us migrate from our older servers. Thanks for your help guys and dealing with our constant questions and pestering. It has been a testing few days for sure, but we're almost at the end.

We're on the move to a new web server!

We are currently moving all data from our old servers over to a single new high-end web server located in Los Angeles with a different host.

 

At the moment our forums are down and we aren't adding any new content to the site. We have plenty of hot tech content lined up for you as soon as we're on the new site and the DNS is switched over.

 

It's going to be worth the wait. As TweakTown grows, we required a better solution for our hosting needs, and we think we've got a server that is going to last us for a good while and result in faster performance and less downtime. Our new host also offers stock performance tuning and security hardening, and we're excited to see the performance ourselves of this new investment once it goes online.

 

CPU: Dual Intel Xeon E5620 2.4GHz

RAM: 48GB DDR3 ECC Registered

Storage: 4 x 180GB Intel 520 SSDs in RAID 10 on Adaptec 6405 RAID controller

Software: LiteSpeed Web Server

LAN: 1Gbps

 

We'll post another update once we're live on the new server!

We're hiring a NYC or nearby based TweakTown News Editor!

We are hiring a news editor based in New York city or in the nearby area!

 

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You will be required to post daily news and attend tech events in NYC and the surrounding area. You need to own a digital camera. You need to be addicted to technology and have a passion to write about it. It would be a bonus if you have previous online experience, too.

 

If you feel you are the right person for the job, please email your CV and other relevant information to jobs at tweaktown dot com.

Introducing TweakTown's Ask the Experts - ask us tech questions, we answer!

Today we are introducing (or re-introducing if you've known TweakTown long enough) our newest section, Ask the Experts.

 

TweakTown's Ask the Experts

 

As the name implies, it gives you our readers the ability to submit tech questions and we'll do our best to try and help you solve them. Or it may not be actual problems you are facing, buy having trouble deciding on what product to buy. We are here to help and offer our advice and opinion. Hey, you even get your name and country up on the site as well!

 

Anthony Garreffa is manning our Ask the Experts section and is all set to receive your questions right now. He'll do his best to answer them. Sadly we won't be able to post and answer all questions, only the best ones will be selected. From time to time, we may also run a giveaway for the best questions - so, stay tuned.

 

Starting asking us your questions, right now!

E3 Day 2 in brief: Babes, games, and stay the course

The title enticed you to read this article, didn't it? No? Well, a promise is a promise, so let's do a top three booth babes countdown. Gree's costumed beauty gets third place. Sorry for the slightly bad picture.

 

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Nyko babe gets second place, simply because of the costume she was in. Not bad looking either.

 

I have to give the gold to Trion's babe as she is the best costumed.

 

There are a few honorable mentions that I will be putting on Facebook later today. I didn't just check out the babes, though, as this is a gaming show. I got the grand tour of several indie games and was impressed. While these games may not have had the fit and finish of the major game studio games, they featured innovative game play ideas. Often these games were created by one or two people, and sometimes in a short period of time.

 

Borderlands 2 was on display, but I didn't get a chance to go hands-on. Just like Crysis, they were also not allowing photos or video to be taken of the game. ZombiU appears to be better than expected and not just some over-hyped game that ends up flopping once people get their hands on it.

 

Nothing interesting has come out of Microsoft or Sony at this E3, but that is often how it is. Next year will be massive, if the rumors are true, when Microsoft and Sony launch their next-gen consoles. For now, they are pushing the PS3 and 360.

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Poll Results - Your thoughts on TweakTown version 2012 (i.e. our new design!)

Our latest poll had almost 1,300 people who answered, Your thoughts on TweakTown version 2012 (i.e. our new design!)

 

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Overall TweakTown readers were vastly impressed with our new design with 74% on the positive side and 26% on the negative side.

 

More specifically 28% voted that our new design is epic, while 46% said not bad. We're happy, you are all happy with it. On the negative side 14% said they preferred the old design, while 13% said they don't like it. Well, we're sorry about that.

 

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we ask you about... What do you want more? (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970) Let us know! Go here to vote!

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