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Galaxy Tab set to hit Verizon on November 11th

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 21, 2010 3:29 am

The iPad will have some company on Verizon Store shelves soon after it arrives. They have announced a launch date of November 11th for the Galaxy Tab, at a price of $599.

 

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This price may put it at a serious disadvantage against the iPad considering that the prices for Apple's tablet starts at $499. The ten inch iPad also gives a lager screen than the seven inch Galaxy Tab, although Samsung's tablet boasts dual cameras, the Android OS, and 3G connectivity which the iPad lacks. 1GB data plans will go for $20 a month.

MacBook Pro receives 2.8 GHz Core i7 upgradeability

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 21, 2010 3:22 am

It wasn't big news at Apple's Mac event today, but the MacBook Pro is getting a little more juice under the hood. For an extra $400, 15 inch and 17 inch MacBook Pros can now be configured with a blazing fast 2.8GHz Core i7 processor.

 

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Most believe that this processor is the Core i7-640m that Intel released last month, which would give you the ability to turbo boost this MacBook to 3.4GHz. That's obviously quite speedy for a laptop, even if you are paying the famous Apple premium price to get it.

Mana Bar to open another bar in Melbourne

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 21, 2010 1:33 am

Mana Bar started off in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley - the first of it's kind to use a concept of video game consoles in a cocktail bar - it has been successful enough to venture into a second bar, now set to launch in Melbourne in December.

 

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They've confirmed they've signed a lease for a venue to be in Fitzroy and have started renovating the place for the launch later this year. They said they had spent months looking for the right place - to end up settling down on this one as it's situated next to other high class cocktail bars and it's also close to Melbourne's tram network.

 

There's no concrete date for the opening as they want to get it right before announcing, Guy "Yug" Blomberg said: "The date is something we're taking really seriously. We had people fly up to Brisbane last time, so we want to make sure we get it right."

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Apple debut the new MacBook Air

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Oct 21, 2010 1:11 am

We've known it's coming for a while - and with the "back to the Mac" news of late, it's been quite obvious Apple would tease the Apple lovers worldwide, today has arrived.

 

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Apple have now shown off, and released all in a single day - enter, MacBook Air.

 

Available in 11.6 and 13.3" the new MacBook airs are thinner, lighter, and feature a massive number of upgrades and little things that always make the Apple products stand above the rest.

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SteelSeries partner up with GUNNAR Optiks to annouce new gaming glasses

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 21, 2010 12:18 am

Popular gaming brand SteelSeries has saddled up with GUNNAR Optiks to release a range of gaming glasses.

 

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Both companies today announced a co-branded pair of digital performance eyewear called "SteelSeries Scope" - the glasses are designed to improve visual efficiency, reduce eye strain and improve contrast during those long gaming sessions. The SteelSeries Scope also includes a large lens for extended peripheral vision - improving overall coverage and adding a consistent transition of sight. The glasses will feature a SteelSeries branded flat temple - designed for comfort while wearing gaming headsets.

 

Bruce Hawver, CEO of SteelSeries said: "We've built our brand on the belief that gamers want peripherals and accessories that provide a competitive advantage that will help improve their experience and game,"

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Mushkin Radioactive Series RAM blows up

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: RAM | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 7:00 pm

When it comes to buying a new video card we are all used to getting the cards bundled with coupons for game downloads or with full versions of a video game inside the package ready to play when you are. We don't see many games bundled with other gear like peripherals and computer memory. Mushkin has announced a cool new RAM series called the Radioactive Series that is bundled with a game that fits right in with the radioactive theme.

 

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The RAM kits will be bundled with a full version of the game Fallout: New Vegas when purchased at Newegg.com. That will probably be one of the coolest video games available this year so if you need new RAM, this kit is looking very good. The Radioactive RAM kits have a cool heatshield that has the radiation symbol on it and a sickly green color that fits the theme well.

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Cooler Master debuts Choiix Power Fort external battery

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 6:00 pm

The only thing that tends to come to my mind when I hear the Cooler Master name is computer cases. The company consistently makes some of the coolest cases on the market today. Cooler Master isn't all cases though; the company also has all sorts of other gear including cooling stands for notebooks and more. The latest product from CM is the new Choiix Power Fort external battery pack.

 

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The battery packs has a rechargeable lithium ion battery inside with 1500mAh of power. That power is fed out to any device that charges with USB. The single USB port on the battery pack has 1A, which should mean it works with the iPad and anything else from cameras to GPS devices and the iPhone.

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Razer Starcraft II gaming peripherals up for pre-order

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 5:08 pm

Back during the summer at E3, Razer unveiled its Starcraft II branded gaming peripherals to go along with the game. At the time, Razer only said the stuff would ship in the fall and offered little other detail on when gamers could get their hands on the stuff. Razer has now announced that the gaming gear can be pre-ordered directly from its site and all of the offerings will ship in November.

 

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The peripherals will include the Spectre Starcraft II mouse with blue backlighting, 5600dpi sensitivity, a 3.5G laser sensor, and adjustable click force for the buttons. The mouse will ship globally in November with the US price of $79.99. Razer will also ship the Marauder Starcraft II keyboard in November around the world with the US price pegged at $119.99. The keyboard has blue LED backlighting, the Starcraft II logo, optimized key travel, and a lot more.

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PowerColor showcase new cooler on upcoming AMD Radeon video card

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 4:21 pm

Just a few moments ago PowerColor added a couple of pictures of an upcoming AMD video card on it's Facebook page that showcase its new PCS cooling system.

 

One would take a guess that the video card in question is one of the new AMD Radeon 6000 video cards that is being launched later this week.

 

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As you can see from the picture above, the fancy looking black cooler sports a single 80mm fan (at least by what we can tell from the image) and it looks as if it will take up a single slot in addition to the first slot taken up by the card itself. There is another birds-eye video of the video card after the break.

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Patriot launches Viper Xtreme RAM with special heat sink

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: RAM | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 4:02 pm

Patriot has been in the memory game for a long time and is one of the names many enthusiasts look to for RAM for their computers. Patriot has announced a new RAM line that is aimed at Intel platform users that offer an interesting heat shield that promises to improve the cooling capacity, which should mean the RAM can be overclocked further than similar RAM using conventional heat sinks.

 

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The new Viper Xtreme heatshield has a copper insert that runs across the DRAM chips that is then covered with an anodized aluminum heatshield. The custom heatshield provides 5% better cooling that an aluminum only heatshield according to Patriot. The RAM will be offered in three kits to start with that are each hand screened and tested in the Patriot labs before they are shipped.

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