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Download of the Day: SuperAntiSpyware 4.43.1000

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Sep 16, 2010 @ 4:42 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is SuperAntiSpyware 4.43.1000.


SUPERAntiSpyware Professional features our highly advanced Real-Time Protection to ensure protection from installation or re-installation of potential threats as you surf the Internet. Used in conjunction with our First Chance Prevention and Registry Protection, your computer is protected from thousands of threats that attempt to infect and infiltrate your system at startup or while shutting down your system.


Advanced Detection and Removal


• Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.

• Light on System Resources and won't slow down your computer like many other anti-spyware products. Won't conflict with your existing anti-spyware or anti-virus solution!


Real-Time Protection


• Real-Time Blocking of threats! Prevent potentially harmful software from installing or re-installing!

• First Chance Prevention examines over 50 critical points of your system each time your system starts up and shuts down to eliminate threats before they have a chance to infect and infiltrate your system.

• Schedule either Quick, Complete or Custom Scans Daily or Weekly to ensure your computer is free from harmful software.



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Deal of the Day: Dell UltraSharp 21.5" IPS Flat Panel Monitor for $209.25 after Coupon with Free Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 16, 2010 @ 4:10 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - UltraSharp 21.5" IPS Flat Panel Monitor for $209.25 after Coupon with Free Shipping!.


Offer: Features include 1920x1080 resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 10000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 8ms response time, 250cd/m2 brightness, DVI-D, the UltraSharp guarantee and a 3 year warranty! Use coupon code: L0C?QB9$865114 (expires 9/20/10)




Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Thursday Morning Roundup for September 16, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Sep 16, 2010 @ 3:44 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - September 16th, 2010




- ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 AMD 890GX Socket AM3 Motherboard @ ThinkComputers

- Asus P7F7-E WS SuperComputer motherboard @ Overclockers

- Asus Rampage III Gene Motherboard @ itshootout

- ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 Socket AM3 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

- MSI 890FXA-G70 Motherboard @ PC Perspective

- Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard @ ixbtlabs




- Intel Core i5-670 @ Hardware-Mag

- AMD Zecate APU Performance Preview @ PC Perspective

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New benchmark results online for MAINGEAR's F131 P55 SLI Custom Gaming PC Review

By: Steve Dougherty | Computer Systems | Posted: Sep 16, 2010 @ 3:27 CDT

New benchmark results are back online for our MAINGEAR F131 P55 SLI Custom Gaming PC review which comprise the system's synthetic (3DMark Vantage) and Real World Gaming tests. We apologise for the downtime with these results, but wanted to ensure that the system was configured optimally to give the best performance possible. For this we needed to adjust a setting that falls under "Multiple Display/Mixed-GPU Acceleration mode" in the drivers from "Compatibility Performance" to "Single Display".


It is important to note that this is how MAINGEAR configures the system as delivered for the purposes of optimal compatibility between users and differing types of display setups. However, for optimal SLI performance on a single display, one needs to adjust the aforementioned setting which as we have learned from our second run of tests, enhances performance considerably.




Once again, we apologise for the mixup. Head over here and here for the updated, super impressive results!

Facebook integration coming to OnStar

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 15, 2010 @ 23:17 CDT

It looks like OnStar is not just for notifying the authorities of an accident or getting your car unlocked anymore. OnStar's ninth generation hardware will reportedly support audio Facebook statuses and SMS messages. It seems there's no way to get away from social networking anymore.




The OnStar social networking service works over audio. Facebook and SMS messages are read to drivers and drivers respond verbally with voice transcription typing the responses. This is being launched as a part of OnStar's "responsible connectivity" initiative that is hoping to keep driver attention on the road instead of mobile devices.

Halo Reach multiplayer not accessible on some XBox 360 systems

By: Don Lynn | Gaming | Posted: Sep 15, 2010 @ 22:56 CDT

Were you one of the thousands who waited up until midnight to pick up Halo Reach for the Xbox 360? Well, some of you may have gotten a nasty little surprise when you got home if you own the 4GB model of the Xbox 360 Slim. According to reports, multiplayer doesn't work on these consoles due to the 4GB model having a "Memory Unit" instead of a hard drive.




Apparently Halo Reach will give you a "hard drive is required" message if you attempt to play any co-op modes like campaign or firefight. Although it is not listed on the packaging, Microsoft has been quoted on the issue stating "some multiplayer aspects of Halo: Reach require an Xbox 360 certified hard drive." Seriously? The only fix at this point is to buy a $130 USD Xbox 360 Slim hard disk. So much for getting a deal on the $199 Slim console.

HTC Desire HD to hit Europe and Asia in October

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 15, 2010 @ 17:22 CDT



HTC officially unveiled the Desire HD smartphone today to the world, which will bring a 4.3" LCD to Android lovers who have been cursing EVO 4G owners in the U.S. Sporting a 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor, 4.3" LCD, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video recording, and Wireless N capability, it definitely looks quite similar to the EVO 4G in a little bit different skin. This will also be one of the first device with the newly enhanced HTC Sense and services. Europe and Asia can expect this to hit stores sometime in October.

ATI Catalyst driver updates now available on Steam

By: Don Lynn | Video Cards | Posted: Sep 15, 2010 @ 16:47 CDT

AMD and Valve are teaming up to make the most current video card drivers available through the Steam platform. Gamers will be able to detect, download, and install Catalyst drivers directly through Steam instead of having to go to AMD's site.




With Steam being one of the biggest online gaming platforms with over 25 million accounts, this was a nice decision on both teams parts to keep gamers up to date not only on their games but with their video card drivers as well. The first update that will be available will be Catalyst 10.9, and updates will only require a single click to get going.

ATI Catalyst 10.9 drivers are now available with IE9 beta support

By: Cameron Wilmot | Software | Posted: Sep 15, 2010 @ 15:44 CDT

AMD has just released its ATI Catalyst 10.9 drivers and they are available for download on its AMD Game website over here for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Linux.




Besides the usual bug fixes and game performance increases, the big news with this driver release is that 10.9 comes with support for the Internet Explorer 9 beta that was released today.


IE9 includes not only HTML5 support, but also hardware GPU graphics acceleration. AMD has a HTML5 game called AMD Space Command to demonstration how a GPU in a browser can help accelerate and improve visuals using Direct2D. Give it a try over here and compare the difference with GPU acceleration on and off.


Update 14:18 US PST: Not only will the 10.9's provide GPU acceleration to IE9, but all browsers with HTML5 / Direct2D support. Such as Chrome and that is evident as Chrome v6 also saw an improvement in performance under AMD Space Command. It performs much better than IE9 in my opinion, but that is probably because IE9 is still in beta.

Augen Android netbook is cheap at Kmart

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Sep 15, 2010 @ 14:02 CDT

Years ago, most of the Kmart stores in my part of Texas went out of business and I haven't missed them until today. An interesting new netbook has turned up at Kmart from a company called Augen that is very cheap and runs the Android operating system. If you have been dying to get a netbook with Android, this may be the cheapest way to do that.




The little rig sells for $189.99 and has a 10.2-inch TFT LCD with a resolution of 1024 x 600. The operating system is Android 2.1 and the CPU inside the little rig is an ARM11 at 800MHz. Augen crams 256MB of RAM into the machine and storage is to 2GB of internal flash with a SD card slot for expansion.

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