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SMARTBOOK says 'Go away - this is our brand now'

Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Wed, Jun 9 2010 4:27 AM CDT

A German based 'smartbook' maker has caused a raquet in the netbook industry by calling itself what is being argued as a descriptive term and not a valid brand name.

SMARTBOOK AG is the mob we're talking about and Qualcomm is the one with its dukes up at the moment trying to get the german smartbook maker off its high horse.

SMARTBOOK says 'Go away - this is our brand now' | TweakTown.com

But, zee Germans won't budge an inch and say that they refute the claim of smartbook being a descriptive term in the netbook computing industry with statements made in the form of an official news release earlier today.

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GIGABYTE Booth Shows A Well Rounded Product Offering

Chris Ramseyer | RAM | Wed, Jun 9 2010 1:23 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - I am back home in the States but still have some Computex news bits to show you guys. First for this evening we have the GIGABYTE booth where the company was showing everything from motherboards and notebooks to server boards and servers.

GIGABYTE Booth Shows A Well Rounded Product Offering 01 | TweakTown.com

When we hear GIGABYTE we think awesome desktop motherboards or even USB 3.0 these days but they have been making parts for the entire industry for many years now. Here we see one of the latest workstation boards built for dual Xeon processors and sixteen memory modules.

GIGABYTE Booth Shows A Well Rounded Product Offering 02 | TweakTown.com

Making server boards is one thing but GIGABYTE also sells servers as well. Here we see two barebone servers that just need processors, memory and drives supplied by the customer.

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Skype eager to work with Apple FaceTime for video calling

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jun 8 2010 9:30 PM CDT
Skype eager to work with Apple FaceTime for video calling | TweakTown.com

With the iPhone 4 offering FaceTime, which offers video call functionality albeit only over WiFi, it would make sense that this would allow Skype an opportunity to to get an elbow in on the iPhone segment. It seems this may be possible, as Skype confirmed to Pocket-lint.com that they "would welcome the opportunity to work with Apple."

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Maingear unveils new Quick Ship PCs

Shane McGlaun | Computer Systems | Tue, Jun 8 2010 1:04 PM CDT

It has been many years since I purchased a pre-built PC for myself. I have built my own for years now. I did help my dad order a basic computer a year or so back and it seemed like it took forever to get here. When an enthusiast orders a PC that is customized the wait can stretch into weeks.

Maingear unveils new Quick Ship PCs | TweakTown.com

Maingear has announced three new PCs that come in Quick Ship varieties. The machines include the X-cube, the Vybe, and the F131. The Vybe can be had with Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 CPUs, up to 2TB of storage and up to 8GB of RAM starting at $1099. The Vybe can be ordered with ATI HD graphics, AMD Phenom II X6, and more. The machine starts at up to $798.

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Thermalright show off some massive metal at Computex

Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Tue, Jun 8 2010 5:48 AM CDT

Thermalright are a solid player in the high performance air cooling market for CPUs and GPUs and always manage to wow the masses with improved heatsink designs in every generation.

At Computex last week they showed no slowdown in development with some eye popping and quite massive high performance air cooling solutions for both CPUs and GPUs.

This video below lets you see just how far they're taking the next generation of air cooling :-

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Kingmax planning nano thermal dissipation for 2400MHz DDR3 kit

Steve Dougherty | RAM | Tue, Jun 8 2010 3:31 AM CDT

After an extended break, Kingmax are making another big splash in the memory market as they strive to make their way back up to the top tier enthusiast class segment.

It's been mentioned this week that they are planning something quite unique to stand out from the pack with an upcoming dual channel kit for LGA-1156 systems.

Kingmax planning nano thermal dissipation for 2400MHz DDR3 kit | TweakTown.com

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iPhone 4 announced today, launch coming June 24th

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Mon, Jun 7 2010 5:32 PM CDT

Here it comes, Apple fans: the iPhone 4. After a whole lot of leaks, photos, and drips of information from various sources, Apple made the official announcement today of the iPhone 4 breaking out on the smartphone world.

iPhone 4 announced today, launch coming June 24th | TweakTown.com

Pre-orders start in a week for 5 countries; the US, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK, and the 16GB will cost $199 while the 32GB version will set you back $299 with a new AT&T contract. AT&T is even extending upgrade timing, so if you are within 6 months of your current contract being up you can get the iPhone 4 at these prices while renewing your contract. 18 more countries will see a July launch.

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HP set to launch printers with email addresses

Shane McGlaun | Printers & Scanners | Mon, Jun 7 2010 10:04 AM CDT

The first time I heard that HP was looking to put webOS into printers I thought the feature would be of little value. The New York Times has a report today on a new feature in printers, some of which will likely use webOS, that is very interesting.

HP set to launch printers with email addresses | TweakTown.com

HP is set to launch a new line of printers this month for consumers, with business printers coming later, that have their own email addresses. A web-connected printer with its own email address opens a whole new world for users of portable devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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ASUS Eee PC 1015T AMD powered netbook spotted on display

Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Mon, Jun 7 2010 5:02 AM CDT

Tucked away at the back of ASUS' booth was a pre-release version of their upcoming Eee PC 1015T which the folks at Engadget got some brief hands-on time with.

ASUS Eee PC 1015T AMD powered netbook spotted on display 02 | TweakTown.com

This particular unit is said to be AMD based using one of AMD's V105 1.2GHz processors. It has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit (1024x600) display and comes with options for up to 4GB of RAM, 250 or 320GB HDD (plus 500GB of web storage), has Radeon HD 4200 IGP, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, optional Bluetooth 3.0 and a 6-cell battery giving up to 6 hours of use. The unit is also said to include USB 3.0 connectivity and will come in color options of black, white, red and blue.

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GIGABYTE readying up GTX 470 SuperOverclock

Steve Dougherty | Video Cards | Mon, Jun 7 2010 4:41 AM CDT

GIGABYTE had a large VGA display at Computex this year, the majority of which are made to stand out in the market using non-reference cooling solutions, factory overclocks and more attractive bundles.

One of the real standouts on display, though, would have been a new member of its highly impressive SuperOverclock series video cards that's based on the GTX 470. This is one GTX 470 well worth having and leaves the reference design for dead.

GIGABYTE readying up GTX 470 SuperOverclock | TweakTown.com

The GTX 470 SuperOverclock (GV-N470SO-13I) has been built using GIGABYTE's proprietory Ultra Durable VGA Plus (UDV+) technology on a modified (longer) PCB with superior VRM (12+2 phase). Further to this, GIGABYTE says it has hand-picked the GPU and memory chips for these particular cards to ensure optimum stability and the highest overclocking potential.

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