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Download of the Day: FileZilla 3.5.1 RC1

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Aug 24, 2011 @ 4:00 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is FileZilla 3.5.1 RC1.

FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.

Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:

• Easy to use

• Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

• IPv6 support

• Available in many languages

• Supports resume and transfer of large files greater than 4GB

• Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue

• Bookmarks

• Drag & drop support

• Configurable transfer speed limits

• Filename filters

• Network configuration wizard

• Remote file editing

• Keep-alive

• HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support

• Logging to file

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Deal of the Day: ZyXEL NBG416n 150 Mbps Wireless N Router w/High Gain Antenna for $19.99 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | Networking | Posted: Aug 24, 2011 @ 2:20 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - ZyXEL NBG416n 150 Mbps Wireless N Router w/High Gain Antenna for $19.99 with FREE Shipping!.

Offer: $19.99 with FREE shipping gets you this ZyXEL 150Mbps wireless-n router with four 10/100 ports and a high power 5dBi antenna (instead of the standard 2dBi antennas most come with).

ZYXEL NBG416N 150MBPS WIRELESS-N HIGH-GAIN ANTENNA ROUTER DEAL

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Portal: No Escape, one of the best short film, game to movie adaptions

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: Aug 23, 2011 @ 23:00 CDT

Portal 2 fan? Heck, a fan of quality game to movie adaptions? Jeez, fan of anything cool? Well, take a look at Portal: No Escape, a short-film directed by Dan Trachtenberg. The short-film is set in the Portal universe with a woman waking in a cell and tries to find her way out. Of course she finds the Portal gun and then the fun begins. It's a very well done clip and the ending was actually impressive. If the various directors and teams who have made these Half Life universe videos got together and made a feature-length film, I would pay good money to see it.

Enjoy!

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AMD Bulldozer, design details surface - team red kicks it up a notch or three

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Aug 23, 2011 @ 22:00 CDT

AMD has released some nifty documents which outline the architecture behind their upcoming Core i7 competitor, Bulldozer. The Bulldozer CPU architecture is one of the biggest things to come from AMD in the form of CPU technology in a long time and the slides below outline Zambezi for the Socket AM3+ platform. The AM3+ socket infrastructure adds quite a few new things and a few surprises along the way. Check out the below images for a bit of a tease of things to come from team RED.

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One of the surprising things is older AM3 processors are plug-in compatible with AM3+ motherboards, which would allow people to pick up a board in preparation for the new CPUs and then upgrade as they see fit. As well as the impressive 72-bit DDR3 memory channels which will see support for DDR3-1866. Bulldozer is quite power-efficient too, as it will increase clock speeds if there is spare TDP headroom and when there is not much workload on the CPU, it will disable un-used cores.

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Very impressive, AMD. If it can keep up with Sandy Bridge-based Core i5/i7's, then we'll finally see some true competition in the CPU fight.

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Android takes 52% of US market, Apple behind with only 29%

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 23, 2011 @ 21:30 CDT

Android and iOS continue to fight for the US smartphone market and according to a recent NPD study, both companies saw an increase in marketshare for Q2 2011. Android takes 52% of the marketshare whilst Apple plays with its 29%. webOS, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Mobile all stuck with 5% shares with no yearly change which left BlackBerry OS to have an 11% decline. Google's new toy, Motorola, saw a 3% year-on-year decline, with [surprisingly] the biggest loss coming from Android-based unit sales.

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This was a 50% drop to 22% of the market. Interesting, isn't it? Maybe Google can swing things around for Motorola now that they own them. Only time will tell.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution out, launch trailer makes an appearance

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: Aug 23, 2011 @ 21:22 CDT

I can't believe I'm about to type the following words: Deus Ex: Human Revolution is OUT. Yes, released. Below I have the launch trailer which looks absolutely delicious. I've pre-ordered the game and if you haven't, I urge you to do so. It looks absolutely amazing.

If you'd like to check out some reviews, then why not take a look at PC Gamer, Gamespot or Eurogamer.

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Discrete GPU shipments down 15.2%, NVIDIA still leading

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: Aug 23, 2011 @ 20:41 CDT

Q2 of 2011 saw a decent 16.1 million discrete GPUs shipped worldwide according to the latest figures from Jon Peddie Research. This is a 15.2% drop from the 19.03 million recorded in the previous quarter. The drops in market share didn't faze NVIDIA or AMD and their respective shares. AMD gained 0.1% from 40.5 to 40.6% in Q2 2011, seeing an 0.8% drop for year-on-year growth. The green team, NVIDIA, saw a 0.1% decrease from 59.1 to 59.1%, with a 1.1% increase year-on-year.

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JPR expects a huge 33% drop in discrete graphics shipments for the entire year because of the increase in performance in integrated graphics thanks to AMD and Intel.

Samsung to pounce on HP's PC division? Ready to fight Apple

By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Aug 23, 2011 @ 20:08 CDT

We all know how HP went down in flames last week when they announced they were looking to spin off its PC products division, which sell all HP-branded PC products. Of course, rumors flew thick about who would acquire it and now the rumor that is sticking is that Samsung could be interested in acquiring HP's PC business. Included in this juicy rumor is that Samsung is reported to have contacted Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Pegatron Technology, major Taiwan-based OEMs of notebooks, to evaluate the possibility of outsourcing notebook orders.

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Samsung have, until now, manufactured their notebooks through OEMs in mainland China and had previously tried to have some manufactured in Taiwan but lucked out. So for Samsung to contact those Taiwan-based manufacturers again, it's fuelling speculation that Samsung is looking to explode into the PC business in a rather large way. If Samsung were to take over HP's PC shipment volume, we're talking about 40 million PCs shipped per year - this is not a small number by any means.

Question: 5 years ago, would you have predicted this? That the juggernauts of the industry to fight like this would be Apple and Samsung? Wow.

Tuesday Afternoon Roundup for August 23, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:22 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - August 23rd, 2011

Systems

- ASUS G74SX-A1 Gaming Notebook @ Hardware Canucks

- Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 Desktop PC @ Techspot

- Dell Inspiron 620 MT @ TechReviewSource

CPU & APU

- AMD Phenom II X2 560 @ Ultimate Hardware

- AMD A6-3650, A8-3850 APUs @ ixbtlabs

Video/Monitor

- Zotac GTX 560 Multiview Video Card @ Techwarelabs

- MSI N560GTX TI HAWK @ HT4U

- HIS 6790 IceQ X Turbo @ Pureoverclock

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Samsung passes on MeeGo with new N102 netbook

By: Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Posted: Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:58 CDT

Following the recent launch of Samsung's MeeGo running N100 netbook, stores are still awaiting to receive stock. Meanwhile, Samsung has just outed a slightly updated model in the N102, running the more widely accepted Windows 7 (Starter Edition).

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Weighing in at just a fraction over 1Kg, the 10.1-inch netbook uses a typical 1024x600 resolution display, 1.33GHz Atom N435 CPU, 1GB of DDR3, 250GB HDD, and GMA 3150 IGP. Other features include 10/100 LAN, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 1.3MP webcam, 4-in-1 card reader and a 3-cell battery.

The Samsung N102 is actually already available, providing you're in Russia that is (no word on when it'll hit the U.S. yet). Pricing works out to about $320 USD.