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Panasonic RP-HC700 noise cancelling headphones launch

Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Wed, Jun 23 2010 2:06 PM CDT

Panasonic has unveiled a new set of headphones that are designed to block outside sounds with active technology. These headphones are perfect for the frequent traveler. I wish they would block the sound of a spouse talking.

Panasonic RP-HC700 noise cancelling headphones launch | TweakTown.com

The headphones are called the RP-HC700 and claim to block 92% of external sounds by creating sound waves that cancel out sounds. The headphones fold flat for storage and use a single AAA battery to power the active noise cancelling hardware.

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Intel to shave big dollars off LGA1366 Core i7 950

Steve Dougherty | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Mon, Jun 21 2010 8:46 AM CDT

Intel is looking to go more aggressive with pricing on its LGA1366 Core i7 family which is said to go into effect on August 29 this year.

The biggest drop will be seen with the Core i7 950, a 3.06GHz quad-core chip which will cost you well over $500 U.S. at the moment. Intel is shaving a huge amount off this one, setting the mark at $294 and displacing the Core i7 930 2.8GHz variant.

Intel to shave big dollars off LGA1366 Core i7 950 | TweakTown.com

This graph from the folks over at HKEPC also shows a new SKU in the Core i3 500 series, the Core i3 560. This is a dual core 3.33GHz variant and will be priced at $138.

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Nintendo 3DS game carts pictured as well as possibility of e-reader capability for the device

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Fri, Jun 18 2010 5:26 PM CDT

Nintendo's handheld 3DS system has gotten a lot of attention at E3 this week, and they had an actual game cartridge on hand to give the crowd a look at what the carts will look like. Slimmer than Nintendo DS carts, they also have a tab on one corner to set them apart from previous cartridges.

Nintendo 3DS game carts pictured as well as possibility of e-reader capability for the device | TweakTown.com

This was not the only news about the device though. It's ben reported that Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata spoke with Nikkei and gave the possibility that the wireless connection of the 3DS could possibly lead to e-reader functionality, including downloading e-books, newspaper articles, and magazine. The 3DS also has the ability to connect to any WiFi network which would help make e-reader functions more available.

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Build your own tablet with this DIY tablet kit

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Fri, Jun 18 2010 2:47 PM CDT

We have seen a lot of news about a lot of tablets on the horizon, but if you're not into the iPad, what's a guy gotta do to get his hands on a tablet right now? Well, for about 400 dollars, you can build your own "iPad killer" from the comfort of your own workshop.

Build your own tablet with this DIY tablet kit | TweakTown.com

Liquidware, a company dealing in open source hardware, has released a tablet starter kit called the "Beagle." With a 4.3" OLED screen that mounts on a "BeagleBoard," the kit also includes a 1 Ghz processor, a battery module, and 4GB pre-formatted SD card to boot Angstrom Linux. Android is said to be supported on the system as well.

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Tablets will outsell desktops by 2013 according to Forrester

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Thu, Jun 17 2010 8:04 PM CDT
Tablets will outsell desktops by 2013 according to Forrester | TweakTown.com

Some interesting figures came out of the Untethered Conference in New York City today, with Sarah Rotman Epps of Forrester Research providing projections that Tablets will outsell netbooks by 2012 and desktop computers by 2013. Tablets have only begun to surface with the iPad, but with the strong popularity of the Apple tablet along with the plethora of products on the horizon tablets look to be the wave of the future.

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Shuttle unveils J3 5800G SFF gaming PC at E3

Shane McGlaun | Computer Systems | Thu, Jun 17 2010 1:12 PM CDT

Shuttle was on hand at E3 in LA this year and has unveiled its latest SFF gaming PC. It's nice to see some announcements coming from the show that aren't console related for a change.

Shuttle unveils J3 5800G SFF gaming PC at E3 | TweakTown.com

The new SFF PC is called the XPC J3 5800G and it runs Windows 7. There are many options for the machine with CPUs in the Core i7 line up to the extreme edition. The machine can have up to 16GB of RAM and can be fitted with an optional GTX 480 video card.

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Bit more substance on GTX 485 existence - coming this fall?

Steve Dougherty | Video Cards | Thu, Jun 17 2010 2:14 AM CDT

The german folks over at Hardware-Infos have managed to get a good scoop on NVIDIA's next dethroning weapon to the GTX 480; a mild leap forward to make it worthy of its GTX 485 SKU. NVIDIA's own chief developer Bill Dally was apparently the source for Hardware-Info's news about the card's existence, who says it will see light of day this fall.

Bit more substance on GTX 485 existence - coming this fall? 02 | TweakTown.com

Running quickly over the specs provided, the card looks to get mild increases in all the right areas; 512 CUDA processors (vs. 480 on the GTX 480), a 20MHz higher GPU clock speed and 40MHz higher Shader clock. Whilst the ROPs remain at 48 vs the GTX 480, there are four more texture units aboard the 485.

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Lsdmeasap takes Mushkin 1600MHz DDR3 to 2700MHz with dry ice!

Cameron Wilmot | RAM | Wed, Jun 16 2010 1:41 PM CDT

Blimey Charlie! Words that not all of you will understand. But let us just say when I just got word now of Lsdmeasap aka Ed, GIGABYTE volunteer tech support and all-round great guy from our forums, hitting a 2700MHz DDR3 memory speed, I got just a little excited. We all know this guy knows his motherboards inside out, but even I didn't know he was really into extreme overclocking.

Lsdmeasap takes Mushkin 1600MHz DDR3 to 2700MHz with dry ice! | TweakTown.com

Using a GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 motherboard and a Mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600MHz Blackline triple-channel kit, oh and of course some lovely cold dry ice, he managed to hit an incredible memory speed of 2700MHz DDR. This was with the memory set at a 2:16 ratio and the timings set at 9-12-11-31. And remember this is in triple-channel mode!

And you thought you had to buy G.SKILL, Corsair or OCZ RAM to get the big clocks. Welcome back Mushkin! Head on over to this forum thread for the full details and more impressive photos.

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