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ASRock X58 Extreme6 mainboard gets detailed

Shane McGlaun | Motherboards | Wed, Aug 18 2010 3:04 PM CDT

ASRock makes some nice mainboards for enthusiasts and gamers. The company has announced a new mainboard and has offered us the details of the board. The new offering is called the X58 Extreme6 and it uses the Intel X58+ ICH10R chipsets. The board is cool looking too with a black PCB with white and blue accents. The board has all sorts of nice features too like a front panel USB 3.0 port adapter.

ASRock X58 Extreme6 mainboard gets detailed | TweakTown.com

The board supports Intel 1366 CPUs up to the Core i7 extreme edition processors. The board uses passive cooling with heat pipes and has six DDR3 DIMMS for system memory. Audio is supported up to 7.1 channel HD audio a Blu-ray playback is supported with the audio device along with THX. The chipset allows support for both NVIDIA SLI and CrossFire from ATI.

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Pandigital to launch new eReader with 7-inch color LCD

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Wed, Aug 18 2010 1:04 PM CDT

For a long time there were eReaders seemingly coming to market every day. Over the last month or so the eReader market has been quiet, I am sure that has a lot to do with the iPad. Apple is selling the iPad by the millions and can't keep up with demand and the thing works as an eReader and a lot more. Pandigital does have a new eReader that it is talking about called the Novel 7-inch color multimedia eReader.

Pandigital to launch new eReader with 7-inch color LCD | TweakTown.com

The device has a glossy black bezel and weighs in at 11.8 ounces. The 7-inch screen has a matte finish (YAY!), supports touch input, and has a stylus that stashes in the side of the eReader. The reader and its color screen can be used to surf the web, read, view photos, check email, and watch movies. It also has a music player built-in.

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Logitech unveils Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800

Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Wed, Aug 18 2010 12:02 PM CDT

A long time ago, Logitech offered up what I think is the best keyboard ever made for general computer work - the Illuminated Keyboard. This wired keyboard is very thin and has backlit keys, which at the time it debuted was a feature only common to gaming keyboards. Today Logitech has unveiled a new keyboard called the Wireless illuminated Keyboard K800.

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This keyboard lacks the super thin profile of the wired Illuminated Keyboard, but makes up for it to some extend by cutting the wires tying you down. The K800 uses the Logitech unified receiver to connect to the computer and that one receiver will work with compatible mice too. The keyboard has adjustable backlighting that can be dimmed or turned off.

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ioSafe unveils SoloPro USB 3.0 external storage device

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Wed, Aug 18 2010 11:02 AM CDT

ioSafe has been offering a rugged external storage device for a long time that connects to a computer via USB 2.0. The drive is special because not only is it rugged to survive little spills and bumps in the office on a daily basis, but the thing can withstand catastrophic disasters like floods or fire as well. That means that those irreplaceable digital photos or work documents can be saved even if the drive itself is unusable.

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The only real issue that I have ever taken with the ioSafe offering that has been around was the fact that the USB 2.0 connectivity was too slow for large data sets. ioSafe has announced a new version of its external storage solution that has new connectivity methods that will make backing up lots of data much faster. The new ioSafe product is the SoloPro USB 3.0 HDD.

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Zotac GeForce GTX 460 AMP! Edition video card gets new cooler and faster clocks

Shane McGlaun | Video Cards | Wed, Aug 18 2010 10:06 AM CDT

When it comes to video cards there are two big companies that most gamers choose from - NVIDIA and ATI/AMD. For a long time the cards to get were offerings from NVIDIA for many enthusiasts, though ATI is coming on strong with some of its recent cards offering good performance at a good price. Zotac is an NVIDIA card partner and has announced the availability of a factory overclocked video card called the GTX 460 AMP! Edition.

Zotac GeForce GTX 460 AMP! Edition video card gets new cooler and faster clocks | TweakTown.com

The new video card has 20% higher clock speeds than your average GTX 460 card. The video card has 1GB of RAM and has a core clock of 810MHz with 336 unified shaders and a shader clock of 1620MHz. The card also has a memory clock of 4000Mhz for the 1GB of GDDR5 graphics memory it sports.

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iiNet rolls out new broadband plans, one of which gives 1TB quota per month

Steve Dougherty | Networking | Wed, Aug 18 2010 6:51 AM CDT

Along with several other major ISPs in the country, including Telstra and Internode, iiNet has just revamped its line of broadband plans and claims it has brought the first plan down under with a whopping Terabyte of included quota.

iiNet rolls out new broadband plans, one of which gives 1TB quota per month | TweakTown.com

The heavy 1TB plan will become available as of this coming Friday. The 1TB is split down the middle with 500GB offered during on-peak and 500GB off-peak. The cost of this monster plan is much lower than you'd have otherwise thought, too. The plan will cost between $99.95 and $119.95 a month, depending on whether ADSL1, ADSL2+ or naked DSL is chosen and if you bundle the plan with a telephone service.

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Asus lower shipment estimates for Eee netbooks thanks to iPad

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Tue, Aug 17 2010 2:10 PM CDT

Asus is not doing well with its netbook shipments right now. The company has been shipping tons of the small machines, but over the last few months the netbook market overall has started softening as the market matures. The improving economy also means that more consumers have the extra money to buy a normal notebook rather than a netbook. One other big reasons that shipments of netbooks for Asus are slowing is the iPad.

Asus lower shipment estimates for Eee netbooks thanks to iPad | TweakTown.com

Asus has announced that it has been forced to reduce its shipping estimates for netbook for the year. Asus has reduced its target shipment for its Q3 to 1.4 million units. That announcement came from an investor's conference on August 13 and was made by Asus CEO Jerry Shen. Asus also announced at the time that it was reducing its overall financial outlook for the year due to decreased shipments of mainboards, notebooks, and netbooks.

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Sceptre announces easy to assemble new home theater furniture

Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Tue, Aug 17 2010 12:02 PM CDT

Sceptre has been peddling some nice and inexpensive LCD TVs for a while now that come in a range of sizes. The sets can be purchased online and in retail stores like Target and more. One thing that many people who buy a new TV want and need is a place to set that TV for viewing. Sceptre has announced a nice new line of home theater furniture that you don't need tools to build.

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If you have ever put together one of those DIY style wood entertainment centers that has all the screws and cams, you know what a massive pain the build process can be. The big feature of the Sceptre line of entertainment furniture is that the build process needs no tools and claims to be able to be finished in only a few minutes. The line includes three different pieces.

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Nikon offers up sweet new Coolpix X1100pj digital camera

Shane McGlaun | | Tue, Aug 17 2010 11:06 AM CDT

A while back Nikon unveiled a cool digital camera in its point-and-shoot Coolpix line that had a projector built in to share those photos and video on the camera with more people. The company has now unveiled a follow up to that original projector equipped camera called the Coolpix S1100pj. Compared to the predecessor, the new camera has more features and a better projector module according to Nikon.

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The S1100pj is 40% brighter than the previous projector camera with 14 lumens of light output. That is certainly not that bright and will mean that you need a dark room to really see detail in the video and photos projected with the camera. Most pico projectors are questionable in even dimly lit room with more lumens than that. Still, the camera is interesting and has another cool feature the original lacks -- USB connectivity.

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Lian Li adds new PC-C50 HTPC chassis to line

Shane McGlaun | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Tue, Aug 17 2010 10:04 AM CDT

They say once you go Lian Li you never go back. Well, OK so maybe they don't say that but all of the Lian Li cases I have used over the years were much better than most other cases on the market. The big downside to Lain Li gear is that the company knows it makes good products and charges dearly for them. A Lian Li case sometimes costs as much as a netbook to purchase.

Lian Li adds new PC-C50 HTPC chassis to line | TweakTown.com

Lian Li has added a new HTPC chassis that might be just the thing for the living room computer user looking for performance and good looks. The case is offered in black or silver brushed aluminum finishes. It works with Micro ATX, Mini DTX, and Mini ITX mainboards and measures in at a svelte 445 mm x 167 mm x 325mm and weighs 3.2kg. The chassis also has a plethora of front mount ports and connectors to keep you from having to dig behind your HTPC.

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