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Mushkin's EP Series of enterprise SSDs will boast latest SandForce processors

By: Don Lynn | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 14, 2010 12:36 am



Sandforce's new enterprise-class SF-2500 and SF-2600 SSD processors have companies falling over each other trying to get their high end business class SSDs going, and now Mushkin has joined the fray. Mushkin's EP Series of drives will boast up to 500MB/s read/write sequential transfer rate, up to 60,000 sustained random read/write IOPS, and Advanced ECC with up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH). Get your rackmount space ready soon, as these drives are expected to make an appearance in the first quarter of 2011.

Apple goes "Back to the Mac" on October 20th

By: Don Lynn | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Oct 14, 2010 12:23 am

Don't worry Mac fans; Apple has not forgotten about you in the flurry of iOS device launches and such. On October 20th, Apple is throwing a special event just for you. Drawing some pretty obvious conclusions from the big kitty peeking from behind the Apple, it looks like a new OS X version is on the horizon.




With Apple's preference of large cat names for their operating system like Tiger and Snow Leopard, it's reasonable to assume that "Lion" is on the horizon as the next OS for your Mac devices. The party starts at 10AM local time in Cupertino, California, so mark your calendars and keep your eyes peeled here for the latest roar from OS X.

Toshiba adds WiMax to some R700 notebooks

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Oct 13, 2010 7:06 pm

WiMax service is rolling out to many of the major cities around the US making more and more folks want a PC that can get on the faster mobile network. Notebook users can get dongles for access to WiMax in some service areas, but the best way for those who are on the go a lot is to get WiMax built into their notebooks. Toshiba has announced that it is offering WiMax on two new Portege R700 models.




The models with WiMax include the R700-S1332W and the R700-S1322W. The two machines share the same magnesium chassis, 13.3-inch full HD LED backlit screen, DVD drive and the integrated WiMax modem. Both models weigh about three pounds and are about an inch thick. The machines differ in the hardware on the inside.

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Crazy good 3D TV deal offered at Dixons for UK home theater fans

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 13, 2010 6:14 pm

Many people out there are interested in 3D TV in their home, but are waiting for the prices of the 3D hardware to come down before they buy. If you are a home theater fan in the UK that has a Dixon's location nearby, this may be the time to purchase your system with a slick 3D TV bundle from Samsung at the store. The bundle has everything you need to watch 3D movies at home.




The bundle includes a 50-inch Samsung PS50C680 full 3D plasma TV. The TV has Dolby digital sound options, four HDMI ports, and dual USB ports among other features. Along with the TV Dixons is also bundling a Samsung BD-C5900 3D Blu-ray player that can be connected online with integrated Ethernet or an optional WiFi dongle. The Blu-ray player will also scale standard DVDs to HD. Together the two will let you watch 3D Blu-ray films that will be coming to market in force soon enough.

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Lensbaby debuts new Scout with fisheye lens for DSLRs

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Oct 13, 2010 5:00 pm

One of the key features of high-end digital cameras whether it's a DSLR or a micro four-thirds camera is that they have manual settings and interchangeable lenses. Those interchangeable lenses are particularly important because they allow the user to use the lens that is best for any given situation rather than having to make do with the single lens that a point-and-shoot offers all the time. Lensbaby has been making aftermarket lenses for multiple DSLRs and other cameras for a while now and the company has just unveiled its latest product.




The new lens is called the Scout with Fisheye. The Scout section is the optic that holds the individual lenses Lensbaby offers. Many of the Lensbaby optics are adjustable to allow for artistic shots at odd angles. The Scout is a fixed optic that ships with the Fisheye lens. That lens has a 12mm focal length and can focus on objects as close as half an inch from the lens. The Fisheye also has a 160-degree angle of view.

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Patriot expands RAM line for iMac computers

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: RAM | Posted: Oct 13, 2010 4:02 pm

When it comes to memory for your computer or AIO it's often cheaper to buy the machine from the maker with the minimum memory inside and then purchase the RAM you want and put it inside the machine once you get it. Many Mac fans out there do this with MacBook notebooks and the iMac AIO computer. Patriot has announced an expansion to its line of memory for the iMac.




Patriot now has some new SODIMM RAM that has been qualified for use inside the iMac AIO machines. The RAM is part of the Patriot Signature line and will be offered in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB kits. The 2GB kits have a single 2GB NAND, the 4GB kit includes a pair of 2GB modules, and the 8GB kits have dual 4GB modules. Patriot will offer two different kits for users to choose from.

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Lego offers up Wii Remote you can actually build on

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 13, 2010 3:02 pm

For a long time if you were a gamer in the US and you had a Wii you could only get white controllers and consoles. The color options are a bit better today with a black console available and you can get official controllers in blue or pink colors as well as aftermarket controllers with different colors. A new controller is up for pre-order at Toys R Us for the Wii that is the coolest one I have ever seen.




The controller is the Lego Play and Build Remote for the Nintendo Wii. The controller is multi-colored like most of the Lego bricks we are all used to seeing. The thing is a fully licensed controller and is compatible with most charging docks when used with the standard battery door and it ships with a second battery door that you can actually use your own Lego blocks to build a holder for.

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Download of the Day: Opera 10.63

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 13, 2010 9:30 am

Our Download of the Day today is Opera 10.63.


A full-featured Internet browser, Opera includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, and advanced functions like Opera's groundbreaking E-mail program, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat. And because we know that our users have different needs, you can customize the look and content of your Opera browser with a few clicks of the mouse.


• Speed Dial: Your favorite sites are just one click away at all times.

• Search Shortcuts: Faster search â€" type your queries directly into the address bar.

• Trash Can: Instantly reopen recently closed tabs.

• Speed Dial: Get your favorite Web page with just one click.

• Mouse Gestures: With Opera you can navigate the Web with your mouse.

• Opera Link: Synchronize data of your choice online, or among different computers and devices.

• Quick Find: Opera remembers not only the titles and addresses, but also the actual content of the Web pages you visit.

• Feed Preview: Preview a Feed by clicking on the feed icon, and you will see it in clean and efficient multiple-column layout.

• Quick and customizable Web search: Get quick access to Google, eBay, Amazon and more with the search field in the upper right corner.



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Deal of the Day: OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $99.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 13, 2010 8:58 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $99.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!.


Offer: A solid state drive (SSD) is a good way to increase your laptop performance. The OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive at just $99.99 after a mail-in rebate is a tremendous deal.


$20 MAIL-IN REBATE expires 10/17/2010.




Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Wednesday Morning Roundup for October 13, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Oct 13, 2010 8:19 am

The latest happenings from around the web - October 13th, 2010




- Zotac H55ITX-C-E Mini-ITX WiFi Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews




- OCZ PC3-17000 Flex EX 12GB RAM @ OverclockersClub




- AMD Athlon II X3 450 CPU/Processor @ Techwarelabs

- Intel Core i7-950 @ Overclock3D




- Inno3D GeForce GT 430 1GB Graphics Card Unboxing Video @ eteknix

- Radeon HD 6800 performance figures leaked @ eTeknix

- eVGA GTX460 FTW Review (v Reference HD5870) @ Kitguru

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