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Zynga set to unveil Game Plans for Facebook Apps at "Unleashed" Event tomorrow

Anthony Garreffa | Social Networking | Mon, Oct 10 2011 9:04 PM CDT

Zynga is holding a press event tomorrow in San Francisco dubbed "Zynga Unleashed", where it is expected to share its plans on how they're going to use Facebook's new HTML5-based mobile platform. Facebook's platform was announced this afternoon and runs on Apple's iOS devices as well as across the mobile Web. It will allow game developers such as Zynga to connect versions of the same application on PC and mobile devices.

Zynga set to unveil Game Plans for Facebook Apps at

In order to achieve this, developers will build applications in HTML5, rather than the commonly used Adobe Flash technology. Zynga is expected to launch "selected titles" tomorrow, with other developers set to follow such as EA, Moblyng, Storm8 and Wooga. Zynga are quite on what they're bringing to the table tomorrow, saying to AllThingsD they "will have HTML5 games coming soon the Facebook's mobile apps site".

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Facebook launches Mobile App Platform

Anthony Garreffa | Social Networking | Mon, Oct 10 2011 8:04 PM CDT

After months of speculation, opinion, leaks and other events, Facebook have today launched what people have expected: a mobile app platform as well as Facebook for iPad. Before this, Facebook users had to use their computers for gaming and app needs (or obsessions) where now, they should be able to play and participate from almost any device with a web browser. This experience amplifies if you're on an Apple iOS-based device.

Facebook launches Mobile App Platform | TweakTown.com

It was rumored that Facebook were totally against Apple, with iOS 5 having Twitter integration but this news is joy to the ears of Facebook and Apple users. The reason is simple. Facebook apps and more importantly, games, don't work on phones or tablets because iOS devices don't support Flash. Facebook has now helped a select group of developers, Audiovroom, Branchout, EA, Flixster, Gilt Groupe, Huffington Post, Moblyng, Storm8, Wooga and Zynga, all create HTML5-based versions of a selection of their apps and game titles that will work within Web browsers.

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Steve left behind a four-year roadmap

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Mon, Oct 10 2011 7:02 PM CDT

I don't get how people are surprised by this news, other tech sites seem to be taken aback by one of the most influential, most powerful and [at times] most innovative companies of the last 25 years to have a four-year roadmap? I'm surprised it wasn't further down the line and maybe not exact points of where they'll get, but at least "this is where we want to be in ten years time" kinda thinking. But, there is now news that Jobs' legacy at Apple includes a four-year product roadmap and a "new line of products to be rolled out over the next two to three years."

Steve left behind a four-year roadmap | TweakTown.com

Steve had reportedly "already laid plans" for next-gen iOS-based devices, the iPhone, iPod and iPad. The report comes from Develop who are claiming that British newspaper 'The Times' has claimed that due in late 2012 or early 2013, we should see the next iPhone which will be Jobs "legacy device". The news also brings the rumor of Apple rolling out a full touch-screen TV that would kill of its current product; Apple TV.

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The S in the new iPhone stands for Sales? - Over 1 million units sold in 24 hrs

Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Mon, Oct 10 2011 12:40 PM CDT

I think we've all come to expect mammoth waves of sales figures post fresh Apple device launches no matter what it is in this day and age, and while for many the newly launched iPhone 4S was quite an underwhelming one, it looks like Apple were right once again in anticipating mass success with what they had on the cards, shortening its name from iPhone 4Sales so it would seem.

The S in the new iPhone stands for Sales? - Over 1 million units sold in 24 hrs | TweakTown.com

An overwhelming amount of preorders have taken place over the first weekend since launch last week with more than one million phones sold within the first 24 hrs of being on sale! This makes it yet another new record for Apple according to this announcement earlier today. AT&T actually received more than 200,000 requests for the iPhone 4S within the first 12 hrs of its preorder availability on Friday which is even higher than the sales pace post launch of the iPhone 4 in 2010, which sold 1.7 million units during the first three days in the market and 600,000 within the first 24 hours.

As a result of such intensive demand, Apple has already shifted its shipping times on its website to say "one to two weeks", or until as far as October 23rd, despite the official availability date being Oct 14th.

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ASRock's X79 Extreme7 gets exposed

Steve Dougherty | Motherboards | Mon, Oct 10 2011 11:54 AM CDT

Closing in on the big X79 / Sandy Bridge-E launch in mid November and today we get a peek of another X79 board with all the final fancy trimmings in place. This is ASRock's entry into the next-gen LGA2011 field with its X79 Extreme7. It inevitably won't be the only X79 from ASRock to turn up at launch, but it's the first we get to take a good look at pre-launch thanks to some chaps over at XFastest.

ASRock's X79 Extreme7 gets exposed 03 | TweakTown.com

Sporting a 16-phase VRM with high grade chokes and server grade poscap capacitors, you know this is one serious piece of hardware straight off the bat. There are six DDR3 slots total, split into three on either side of the socket that are powered via a 4-phase VRM and are ready to provide some of that lovely quad-channel DDR3 goodness. The overall heatsink design looks super serious (and rather awesome!) with there even being heatsinks over the memory VRM areas that are connected to the heatsink over the CPU VRM via heat-pipes.

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So, what was the deal with Steve's plateless SL 55?

Steve Dougherty | Business, Financial & Legal | Mon, Oct 10 2011 11:06 AM CDT

Following the passing of Steve Jobs last week we've seen an absolute mass of news come out about the man who undeniably changed the face of one of the largest industries in the world. But if I asked the majority of you what brand/model of car he drove, I'd be surprised if 5% of you knew (prior to a frantic google search for the answer, that is). Don't worry, I was in the 95% that didn't until today as well.

One thing I can now say, while he might not have always had good taste in the way he went about running the show at Apple, he certainly did when it came to cars :-

So, what was the deal with Steve's plateless SL 55? 01 | TweakTown.com

While I hear many of you shouting out "But I really couldn't give a rats bum what he drove", there is something else in the picture above that is the main point of interest here. Notice anything that stands out? (Or perhaps I should say, doesn't in this case).

That's right, Steve has been driving his flashy new Merc for four years (since he purchased it new) without a license plate. And guess what? Running over Steve's driving records and the VIN on his car, he was never ticketed for the infraction either.

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Extreme.Outervision's Power Supply Calculator updated to support new sockets/CPUs & more

Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Mon, Oct 10 2011 10:17 AM CDT

eXtreme Outer Vision's online PSU Calculator tool serves as a very useful one when wanting to ensure a given power supply is enough to meet the demands of all the specs crammed into a particular system. It assits in helping one determine not so much just how many Watts their exact system configuration needs, but even more importantly how much amperage is required to back said Wattage up.

Extreme.Outervision's Power Supply Calculator updated to support new sockets/CPUs & more | TweakTown.com

The service has just been updated with an easier, faster way to select your CPU and video card(s). The Lite version of the tool also now supports up to four video cards + a PPU (Physics Processing Unit). Furthermore, all the most recent video card models from both AMD and NVIDIA have been added to the list of selections along with new sockets including LGA 2011, AM3+ and FM1. With that, there are now a range of Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors, AMD Zambezi and latest server class Xeon and Opteron processors to choose from.

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RumorTT: Intel to drop Core i7 2700K, wants to bulldoze the Bulldozer launch

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Mon, Oct 10 2011 5:14 AM CDT

Intel is currently staying quiet on whether there will be a new Core i7 introduced to combat the impending launch of AMD's Bulldozer, but it seems there is going to be a bigger, badder brother released in the LGA1155 lineup. It is rumored that Intel is going to drop the 2700K onto the market, which will be a minor clock speed increase over the already available Intel Core i7 2600K. The 2600K is a 3.4GHz part with the 2700K set to be a 3.5GHz part, with Turbo enabled those speeds will be 3.8 and 3.9GHz, respectively.

RumorTT: Intel to drop Core i7 2700K, wants to bulldoze the Bulldozer launch | TweakTown.com

The 2600K known is for its super high overclocking ability, with 4.5GHz+ achievable with decent air cooling, so the 2700K should achieve the same type of overclock as its just a 2600K with an extra 100MHz in the trunk. The conservative speed bump will keep the gates open for a future 2800K, as Intel need to keep a space between regular Sandy Bridge and the Extreme chips. We should soon what happens, but there are already people who have cranked up an engineering sample of the 2700K to an impressive 5GHz on air cooling.

Impressive? It's impressive, with a silent K.

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LG shows off Optimus LTE, 329ppi, 4.5-inch 1280x720 True HD IPS display

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Mon, Oct 10 2011 3:50 AM CDT

Current Android-based smartphones in the high-end market sport 800x480 (WVGA) or 960x540 (qHD) displays, but Google's next-gen OS, Ice Cream Sandwich is set to change that. ICS should embrace higher resolutions including 1280x720. Samsung are already showing off a 720p version of the Galaxy S II, and the upcoming ICS launch phone from Samsung is boasting a 720p display as well.

LG shows off Optimus LTE, 329ppi, 4.5-inch 1280x720 True HD IPS display | TweakTown.com

LCD panel vendor LG, who are also in the smartphone making market are now hopping on the 720p Android train with the Optimus LTE. LG is calling the Optimus LTE's display True HD IPS display. The True HD IPS panel boasts a 4.5-inch screen with a pixel density of 329 ppi thanks to its 1280x720 resolution display (which is slightly higher than Apple's Retina Display at 326 ppi). Today's news and details about the Optimus LTE doesn't give any details, but the screen details are enough to make us salivate with desire.

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RAGE gets updated, fixes many of the games issues

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Oct 9 2011 11:24 PM CDT

RAGE has had its first patch and with it brings many, many bug fixes and improvements. Because RAGE changes the graphics quality on-the-fly to maintain that silky smooth 60fps, there are some hiccups. This is part of what has been addressed in the patch and the list of issues fixed is quite long.

RAGE gets updated, fixes many of the games issues | TweakTown.com

Here is a list of Patch Changes / Fixes:

- Implemented workaround for AMD driver crash right after intro cinematic

on Win 7 32-bit systems.

- Disabled UBOs because they are causing animation issues with AMD drivers.

- Don't allow swap-tear to be enabled on AMD while the extension is not

exposed because it may crash.

- Support for new video settings: "texture cache", "vsync" and

"anisotropic filter"

- Automatically adjust vt_maxPPF based on the number of available cores.

- Improved performance for SLI cards when GPU transcode is enabled.

- Fix for GPU Transcoding option being disabled after exiting gameplay.

- Added safe mode to restore video settings to default values.

- Allow g_fov to be changed from the RAGE launch options in Steam.

- Server now forwards text chat from clients to all other clients while

in-game.

Take a look at the Steam page for more details.

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