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AMDs first embedded APU launches

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 19, 2011 5:08 pm

AMD has been working towards APUs and processors that I have integrated graphics and CPUs for a long time now. The company has announced that it has launched its first embedded G-Series APU as of today. The Fusion tech inside the new APU uses a combination of a low-power x86CPU based on the Bobcat core and a GPU core.




Along with that Bobcat core comes a DirectX 11 enabled GPU as well that can deliver 3D and graphics processing without needing a separate GPU. The processor has power management features with C6 and power gating along with support for DDR 800 to 1066 memory. The APU can have a single or dual CPU cores inside and has a 9W or 18W TDP depending on the cores inside. It has a third gen unified decoder and has a physical footprint of 890mm square.


Those dimensions include the AMD Fusion I/O controller Hub. "AMD's commitment is to ensure the game-changing technologies we develop for consumers and the enterprise are also available for the vast and growing embedded market," said Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Division, AMD.

Playboy Magazine coming to iPad in March, uncensored

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 19, 2011 4:18 pm

Steve Jobs has already said that he doesn't want porn on Apple devices but some Tweets from Hugh Hefner of Playboy fame have surfaced today that point to a change of heart at Cupertino. Apparently, all issues of Playboy from the start of the publication up to current issues will be coming to the iPad this March.




That means that users will be able to get issues going back to the founding of the publication in the 1950's. The catch here is that with the stipulation that no porn will be on the iPad and Hef saying the mag will be uncensored, what sort of deal has been worked out and will more porn apps be coming to the App Store as well.


Mashable reports that the current Playboy app has no full frontal nudity in it. I wonder if the pics will only be ones from the issues that have no frontal nudity. Those could be uncensored and still meet the guidelines in use now. I also wonder if it will include the articles so you will have an excuse for buying the app if someone asks.

TweakTown Commander rig gets a solid update

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 19, 2011 3:22 pm

Itchin' to build yourself a fully decked out new rig now that Intel has dished up Sandy Bridge? - Let us help guide you with our well balanced "Commander" PC that we've just updated with some of the latest and greatest parts.




Keeping the overall cost under $2000 USD, we've suited the Commander up with a new CPU, motherboard and RAM, whilst also adding in an extra SSD for RAID 0 goodness.


For the full detailed list of components with updated pricing for the Commander, click here.

Download of the Day: SmartFTP 4.0.1160.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 19, 2011 8:46 am

Our Download of the Day today is SmartFTP 4.0.1160.0.


SmartFTP is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client which allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet. With its many basic and advanced features SmartFTP also offers secure, reliable and efficient transfers that make it a powerful tool.


SmartFTP can be used for:


• Web site publishing and maintenance

• Upload and download of images, documents, movie and music files

• Share your files with your friends and coworkers

• Backups of local or remote files


SmartFTP offers these features:


• Quickly rename multiple files.

• Search your hard drive in the Local Browser (Windows Vista and higher)



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Deal of the Day: Patriot PSD32G13332 PC10600 1333Mhz 2GB DDR3 Desktop Memory for $9.99 after Rebate!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: RAM | Posted: Jan 19, 2011 7:24 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Tiger Direct - Patriot PSD32G13332 PC10600 1333Mhz 2GB DDR3 Desktop Memory for $9.99 after Rebate!.


Offer: Get a single 2GB stick of PC10600 1333Mhz DDR3 SDRAM for just $9.99 after $10 rebate (expiring 1/19/11). Choose economy shipping in your cart, and the shipping charge drops to $1.99.





Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Wednesday Morning Roundup for January 19, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 19, 2011 6:42 am

The latest happenings from around the web - January 19th, 2011




- HP Pavilion dm1z @ TechReviewSource

- Serenity i7 Sandy Bridge PC, SPCR Edition, by Puget Computers @ SilentPCReview




- Asus ROG Rampage III Black Edition Motherboard @ Kitguru

- MSI P67A-GD55 Sandy Bridge Motherboard @ tbreak

- ECS P67H2-A2 Intel 1155 Preview @ Techpowerup

- ASRock P67 Extreme4 & Fatal1ty Professional P67 Motherboards vs X58 / i7-950 @ Hardware Heaven




- Sparkle Nvidia GeForce GT240 OC 1024MB GDDR5 @ Testfreaks

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Nintendo 3DS will most likely be region locked

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 19, 2011 5:24 am

Those who are either world travelers or like to buy Japan-only titles through any means necessary will be a little disappointed that Nintendo will most likely be including region-lock software on the Nintendo 3DS.




According to a statement by Nintendo, "there is the possibility that Nintendo 3DS software sold in one region will not function properly when running on Nintendo 3DS hardware sold in another." This doesn't rule out game publishers making their 3DS games region free, so it may depend on the title whether you can play world-wide or not.

Twitter now available in Korean

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 19, 2011 4:55 am

Twitter.comis now supporting its seventh international language: Korean. Korean joins English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish as officially supported languages on the popular social networking site.




Twittier has also partnered with the web portal Daum and telcom service LG+ to make Tiwtter available on SMS as well for full access to Korean users. The South Korean userbase has grown 10x over last year, even without official language support. More languages are coming as 2011 rolls on, although the ones in the works have not been made official yet.

HTML5 has a new logo, looks pimp, pinches itself and says so

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jan 19, 2011 3:24 am

HTML5 has been given a makeover with a new dedicated logo from it's parent organization, the W3C. The new logo (to me) looks like something a superhero would put on their chest.




W3C has talked about the logo, saying "It stands strong and true, resilient and universal as the markup you write. It shines as bright and as bold as the forward-thinking, dedicated web developers you are. It's the standard's standard, a pennant for progress. And it certainly doesn't use tables for layout."

Kinect developer Johnny Chung Lee leaves Microsoft for Google

By: Andrew Jones | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 19, 2011 2:16 am

Infamous Wii-hacker Johnny Chung Lee has left Microsoft after working for them with Project Natal (now known as Kinect). Johnny worked for Microsoft for three years working on human tracking algorithms for the Kinect within the Microsoft Applied Science group.




He has jumped ship to Google and is taking a position as a "Rapid Evaluator" - what this is, I do not know, but it could be a big win for Google's rumored Gaming portal.