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Toshiba debuts new dynabook series notebooks

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 5:08 pm

Toshiba has unveiled several new notebook computers today in the dynabook line. The machines all use Windows 7 and have LED backlit monitors. Most of the machines will launch this month. Among the new machines is the SpursEngine packing Qosmio V65. The machine has a special video engine for performance.




The V65 also has a Blu-ray player and can record to Blu-ray media. It uses a 15.6-inch screen and an Intel Core i5 CPU and has 500GB of storage. Toshiba has also unveiled the 16-inch Dynabook TX with a Core i5 CPU and Blu-ray.

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Dell unveils official Streak accessories

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 4:10 pm

Dell has been talking up its Android powered Streak MID for a while now and admittedly, the device is pretty cool. Most users who buy a Streak will want to get their hands on some accessories as well. For these folks the official line of Streak accessories are now available.




Among the official accessories ranging from £24 to £54.99 are extra batteries for the device, a Car Dock kit, and an International Travel kit. The Car Dock Kit includes a windshield mount, DC lighter adapter, and a sync/charge cable.

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eviGroup Paddle Tablet now shipping

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:06 pm

If you want a tablet that is more like a netbook without a keyboard the eviGroup Paddle may be for you. This thing is much thicker than the iPad, but offers the performance of a netbook with connectivity options too.




The Paddle has a 10.6-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600. The machine has a HDD with 160GB of storage and uses a 1.6GHz Atom processor.

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Super Talent dishes up TeraDrive CT SF powered SSDs

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 11:36 am

Jumping in with the trend, Super Talent has brought out its new TeraDrive CT series of solid state drives to play that also use the proven SandForce SF-1200 series controller.


This new series comprises the Extended level variants with slightly larger capacities across the board at 60, 120, 240 and 480GB.




Super Talent gives comparable read and write rates to other SSD makers SF line-ups of 285MB/sec and 275MB/sec, respectively.

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Thermaltake introduces V9 BlacX Edition with built-in HDD docking station

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 10:36 am

Thermaltake has added a nice touch to its existing V9 mid-tower chassis with the release of a new BlacX Edition. This is the first mid-tower on the market that includes a built-in dual-bay docking station for easy access to both 2.5 and 3.5-inch sized HDDs/SSDs.




Much of the case is unchanged from the original V9 except for this convenient additional feature nestled on top of the case. With that said, you do also get USB 3.0 support on the front I/O and there are pre-drilled holes at the rear for allocation of water cooling tubes.




In stock form, you get a 120mm 1000RPM blue-LED fan located at the front, a 120mm 1400RPM TurboFan at the rear and a large 230mm 800RPM Silent fan positioned at the top rear.

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Can't make it to E3? No problem - YouTube's giving uninterrupted coverage

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 9:54 am

In collaboration with gaming partner IGN, YouTube will be giving full live streaming coverage of E3 across all four days at the official E3 Channel, ensuring you won't miss a thing; be it press conferences, product demos, developer interviews and everything else in between.



Not able to watch it live? No problem, there will be playlists made available with all the event highlights thanks to IGN's heavy involvement and lots of hot-from-the-floor E3 reports by games-media partners like Machinima.

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Some time with Microsoft's Kinect (Project Natal) up close

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 9:16 am

The lucky folks at Gizmodo got a chance to go back stage after the opening E3 party last night where Microsoft officially lifted the curtain on Project Natal, now known to be finalised as "Kinect". It was whilst backstage they were able to get up close to Kinect and take some nice shots as well as trying out some of the initial release titles to support the new technology.




Looks like it would be better suited to the Sony camp, but at least it will match up with most plasma and LCD TVs.




You can check out Gizmodo's full gallery of pics at the source link.

First sighting of Microsoft's Slim Xbox 360

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 8:28 am

In hastily fashion, 2 days prior to E3, Microsoft has already let loose some of its tricks it plans to reveal at the show through several posts and video advertisements.


This short advertisement below, posted up by an international gaming site gives everyone a first look at a new Slim Xbox 360 console coming out.



This upcoming model won't only be smaller, but is also shaped differently with a more angular design on the front and back to give more of an X shape. Not only this, but it's said to come with WiFi built-in, saving people from buying a costly adapter for what should have been a standard feature to begin with. The internal HDD capacity will also be larger at 250GB as standard.

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TweakTown System Builders Guide updated for June 14, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 7:56 am

We have just updated our System Builders Guide to assist you in making the right choices if you're looking to build your next desktop system in the near future.




The most noteable change pertains to our all-out no limits Admiral PC where we have decided to switch the motherboard for GIGABYTE's super impressive X58A-UD9. This board simply can't be beat when looking at how many technologies and features have been crammed onto it.


It should also be noted that pricing has gone up mildly on several other components that make up the list of specifications for our Admiral PC. For the full list of components with pricing, click here.

Download of the Day: Digsby Beta (build 79)

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 6:46 am

Our Download of the Day today is Digsby Beta (build 79).


Digsby provides you with IM, email and Social networks in one easy to use application.


Instant Messaging - Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.


Email Notifications - Digsby is an email notification tool that alerts you of new email and lets you perform actions such as 'Delete' or 'Report Spam' with just one click.


Social Networking - Digsby is a social networking tool that alerts you of events like new messages and gives you a live Newsfeed of what your friends are up to.


Version 38 onwards is a stub installer that includes numerous toolbars etc., we recommend you do not install these.



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