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Google says they'll have failed if Chrome OS and Cloud Computing don't become the norm

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 1:30 pm

Google seems to love to aim high, they also have a bucket load of faith in their upcoming Chrome OS. So much faith that they see it as a massive shift in computing use.




Chrome OS product manager Caesar Sengupta said in an interview:

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Android Market to get a makeover, Cover-Flow style look

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 1:00 pm

The Android Market is looking to start over, the apps will stay the same but the look and feel will give the Market a complete overhaul of it's current state.




On the home screen of the Market there will be a new carousel feature that allows users to flip through apps in a "Cover-Flow" style look. There are also new categories "Live Wallpapers" and "Widgets" and there are promises of more categories for popular apps in the future.

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Tuesday Morning Roundup for December 14, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 11:03 am

The latest happenings from around the web - December 14th, 2010




- Intel Core i7-800 Processor Series @ ixbitlabs

- AMD Phenom II Six Core 1100T Thuban vs i7 920 @ Erodov




- Marking Time: 3DMark 11 Performance Explored @ Hot Hardware

- ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black Video Card @ Madshrimps

- Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Video Card @ ThinkComputers




- CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Case @ eTeknix

- Antec LanBoy Air Gamer Case @

- Seasonic X-series 850W PSU @ Pureoverclock

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Deal of the Day: ThinkPad T410 with Core i7 and 4GB of Memory for $1061! ThinkPad T510 for $919 and X201 for $1039

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 8:58 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - ThinkPad T410 with Core i7 and 4GB of Memory for $1061! ThinkPad T510 for $919 and X201 for $1039.


Offer: The three laptops for today's deal all ship for FREE (express) and all have 4GB of memory along with an Intel Core i5 or i7 prcoessor. If you're looking for a 14" loaded laptop, the T410 is the one to look at today. 15.6"? Pick the T510 laptop. Portability is what you want? The favorites among many, the ThinkPad X201. The ecoupons do expire today though so hop to it. Expires 12/13/10.





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Download of the Day: Auslogics Disk Defrag

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 8:01 am

Our Download of the Day today is Auslogics Disk Defrag


Auslogics Disk Defrag is a compact and fast defragmentation tool that supports both FAT 16/32, and NTFS file systems. It's supplied with advanced disk optimization techniques, which will remedy your system sluggishness and crashes caused by disk fragmentation.


Disk fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startups and shutdowns. Auslogics Disk Defrag is designed for fast defragmentation of modern hard disks.




• Defrag and optimize

• Free space consolidation

• System files smart placement

• Keeping the MFT reserved zone clear

• Single file or folder defragmentation

• List of fragmented files

• Auto-defrag mode

• Scheduled defragmentation

• Customizing disk defrag

• Multiple languages




The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version


- Added new languages

- Fixed all known bugs

- Corrected localization mistakes

- Improved installer


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Google releases Maps demo with 3D buildings

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 5:42 am

Google Maps is getting a lot more fun to play with. Check out Ken Norton's demo of the latest version of Google Maps on a Samsung Nexus S, complete with 3D fun.



Spinning the map with 3D buildings looks kind of fun, and you can also center the map on your location and enter compass mode to move in sync with just a couple of clicks. Street View, navigation, as well as things like live traffic info are also accessible. Google Maps is definitely looking to make smartphone owners kick their GPS to the curb.

Steve Ballmer could demo Windows 8 and slate tablets at CES

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 5:33 am

The CES rumor mill is starting to run full force with the big event only a few weeks away. Microsoft is right in the middle of it this time, with Steve Ballmer's keynote possibly including new tablet demos and a tease for Windows 8.




According to The New yourk Times, Ballmer's looking to launch some shots at the iPad's tablet userbase with some help from Samsung and Dell; a 10.1" tablet from Samsung with a slide out keyboard being among the largest possibilities. An HTML5 web based app store could also be in the works, as well as an early sneak peek at Windows 8. All of these products aren't supposed to see the light of day until at least the second half of next year, but this could wash the taste of last year's HP Slate demo out of Microsoft's mouth since that tablet never saw the light of day. TweakTown will be at CES in full force with coverage, so stay tuned.

RumorTT--Verizon iPhone could be LTE capable

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 4:57 am

The Verizon iPhone 4 rumors have been fairly steady and similar over the last few months, but now there's something a little different being kicked around. Originally thought to be a 3G only device when/if it ever sees the light of day, the Verizon iPhone 4 is now being rumored to be LTE capable, which would make it the first 4G iPhone.




This rumor surfaced from a source from MacDailyNews that also states Verizon is already training new staff on the iPhone and could announce the new iPhone "right after" Christmas. The single source is the only one substantiating these rumors at the moment, but many were figuring on the Verizon CEO's CES keynote for the time this announcement would hit. It's all grain of salt stuff at this time, so stay tuned.

AMD HD 6950 specs leaked

By: Don Lynn | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 4:49 am

AMD Radeon fans have been salivating while waiting for the 6900 cards to come out. The folks at Bright Side of News got a hold of some early leaks of the HD 6950 specs and features and the card looks to be a very interesting one.




According to the sheets, the HD 6950 will run at 800mhz on the processor, Have 32 ROPS, and run with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. 352 processors equal out to 1408 cores and the computing power is figured at 2.25 TFLOPS in Single Precision and 563 GFLOPS in Dual Precision. Check out a couple more graphs after the break.




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AMD Catalyst 10.12 ready for download!

By: Don Lynn | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Dec 14, 2010 4:39 am

It's that time again; AMD has released the newest flavor of the Catalyst drivers for AMD video cards. The biggest surprise in store for the last driver release of 2010 is and all new look to the Catalyst Control Center.






The new Catalyst also has DivX Accelerated support for AMD Radeon HD 6800 series GPUs; support for OpenGL 4.1, including new ARB extensions introduced with OpenGL 4.1; and an updated AMD Stream v2.3 API. Grab it here to give the new drivers a try!