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Intel preps i7 990X - sets CPU lovers hearts a flutter

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 @ 18:09 CST

Intel's next-gen Westmere 32nm based six-core CPU, the Core i7 990X Extreme Edition has been announced.

 

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The 990X will have a stock frequency of 3.46GHz and have OC abilities up to 3.73GHz. 130W TDP, triple channel DDR3 support and a total of 12MB of cache. The $999+ pricing will have your wallets hurting.

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WD Adds Variety of New Features to Its WD TV Live Plus and WD TV Live Media Players

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 @ 17:49 CST

Western Digital have today announced some new products as well as some polishing to their existing range. Big notes about it include Facebook integration - as social networking gets bigger and bigger, WD have adapted to it quite quickly with their WD TV units.

 

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The WD TV Live Plus also gives consumers the ability to instantly rent or buy the newest release movies the same day they become available on Blu-ray or DVD because of the agreement with Blockbuster on Demand.

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Razer Tron gaming mouse now shipping

By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 @ 14:04 CST

Geeks and Tron go together like peanut butter and jelly. PC gamers know that Razer makes some of the coolest and best gaming peripherals on the market and when Razer unveiled the cool Tron branded gaming gear a while back a lot of geeks sat up and took notice. Razer has now announced that the cool Tron gaming mouse is shipping.

 

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If you don't recall this mouse, it has the same sort of graphics with blue lines all over it that the Tron work in the new flick has. It also has sound effects from the movie integrated with the mouse and uses a 3.5G laser sensor. That laser sensor has sensitivity up to 5600 dpi and the mouse uses an ambidextrous design.

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Kingston outs new HyperX Max 3.0 external USB 3.0 HDD

By: Shane McGlaun | Storage | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 @ 13:02 CST

We all know that a SSD is faster than a traditional HDD. Other than more speed, the SSD is also dead silent and uses less power, both of which are really nice in a notebook. With more and more machines getting USB 3.0 ports we are seeing the USB 3.0 peripheral market grow. Kingston has added a new external storage device to its line of USB 3.0 gear.

 

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The external drive is called the HyperX Max External USB 3.0 drive and it has a SSD inside for better performance and no noise output. The drive will be offered in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. The combination of fast SSD data transfers and the speedy USB 3.0 interface means the drive can backup a full 10GB movie in 1 minute and 12 seconds.

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Trendnet debuts new 500Mbps powerline networking gear

By: Shane McGlaun | Networking | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 @ 12:02 CST

With Christmas just around the corner odds are you might be giving someone a gadget that needs web connectivity or you may be expecting to get a device that needs web connectivity. Things like Blu-ray players, game consoles, TVs and all sorts of other stuff need a web connection to work a lot of times. The catch for many of us is that not all of the gadgets have WiFi built-in and sometimes WiFi just doesn't cut it when it comes to getting a reliable connection.

 

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Trendnet has unveiled a new powerline networking system that is aimed at folks streaming lots of HD models and other large files across a network. The networking kit promises powerline networking at up to 500Mbps. Each of the adapters has a Gigabit Ethernet port built-in and has 128-bit AES encryption. The system has one button set up and an LED indicator on each adapter for network status.

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Jolibook not-a-netbook launches in UK

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 @ 11:02 CST

Jolicloud says that its little Jolibook is not a netbook. That is despite the fact that it is sized like a netbook, has netbook hardware, and targets shoppers wanting a netbook with an alternative OS installed. We can all agree to just call the thing a netbook from now on. The only thing about the machine not exactly like your typical netbook is that the Jolibook runs the Jolicloud 1.1 OS.

 

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Other than the special OS, that Jolicloud reckons turns the netbook into a "little computer" the rig has average netbook hardware. You get a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600; the CPU is an Atom N550 with dual cores. Graphics are via Intel GMA 3150, and the rig has 1GB of RAM.

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Digital Storm launches Sub-Zero Liquid chilled gaming rig

By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 @ 10:08 CST

The geeks around these parts slant to the more hardcore than geeks that might normally be looking at gaming PCs from Digital Storm. Most of us probably roll our own rigs, but there are times when machines offered out of a box ready to go have their appeal. This is one of those times. Digital Storm has unveiled a new gaming rig called the Sub-Zero Liquid Chilled system. The machine uses liquid cooling on the CPU and some of the other hardware inside.

 

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The liquid cooling system isn't just a radiator and a couple water blocks crammed inside one of the gaming rigs the company already offered either. The machine uses a liquid cooling system that has liquid that is chilled to under 0C using peltier tech. Around these parts peltier tech is something many will be familiar with, but the general PC gaming geek might not be.

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Poll Results - Are you going to buy Microsoft Kinect?

By: Cameron Wilmot | Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 @ 4:19 CST

Over 1,000 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you about Microsoft's newest and widely popular addition to the Xbox 360, the Kinect sensor.

 

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Microsoft has stated that it will ship a staggering five million Kinect units by the end of the year and is already on track by shipping more than one million so far.

 

Are TweakTown readers going to contribute? According to our poll, only 15% of you said you are going to buy a Kinect sensor. That won't help Microsoft's lofty goal now, will it people?

 

A huge 63% of TweakTown readers voted that they are not interested in buying Kinect and 18% haven't heard of Kinect.

 

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know, are you going to upgrade to the Intel Sandy Bridge platform? Let us know! Please go here to vote!

Download of the Day: VMware Player 3.1.3

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Nov 23, 2010 @ 2:56 CST

Our Download of the Day today is VMware Player 3.1.3.

 

A virtual machine is a computer defined in software. It's like running a PC on your PC.

 

This free desktop virtualization software application makes it easy to operate any virtual machine created by VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, VMware Server or VMware ESX, as well as Microsoft Virtual Server virtual machines or Microsoft Virtual PC virtual machines.

 

• Run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC

• Experience the benefits of preconfigured products without any installation or configuration hassles

• Share data between host computer and virtual machine

• Run 32- and 64-bit virtual machines

• Leverage 2-way Virtual SMP

• Use 3rd-party virtual machines and images

• Share data between host computer and virtual machine

• Broad host and guest operating system support

• Support for USB 2.0 devices

• Get appliance info at start-up

• Gain easy access to virtual machines via intuitive home page interface

 

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