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G.Skill now offering tech support in our forums

Cameron Wilmot | TweakTown | Sep 23, 2011 at 7:53 am CDT

We are pleased to announce that G.Skill has started offering technical support in the TweakTown Forums.

G.Skill make some of the highest overclockable RAM on the market and also know a thing or two about SSDs, too. They are here to provide support for their products.

G.Skill now offering tech support in our forums | TweakTown.com

Head on over to the G.Skill support forum and ask your questions or just stop by and say hello!

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ASRock chime in on the whole MSI/GIGABYTE PCI-E 3.0 fight

Steve Dougherty | Motherboards | Sep 23, 2011 at 7:09 am CDT

A couple weeks back we saw MSI make a bold claim that GIGABYTE's "PCI-Express 3.0" implementation on many of its motherboards is, to have put it bluntly, "Fake". MSI even went to the extent of creating a number of detailed slides to express their views on why GB is supposedly misleading its buyers with the "Ready for Native PCIe Gen.3" tag on as many as 40 of its motherboards.

Of course, it wasn't difficult to imagine GIGABYTE would respond at some point in relation to this claim, and sure enough, that occured just the other day.

With that being a somewhat wishy washy response in unsurprising defence, what I felt particularly news worthy was ASRock's comedic approach to the whole situation, with a new advertisement showing up via its Facebook page that puts its own range of PCI-E 3.0-ready boards up on a pedestal, not that they ever really came down off it seeing as they were one of the first to roll in PCI-E 3.0-ready boards anyway.

ASRock chime in on the whole MSI/GIGABYTE PCI-E 3.0 fight | TweakTown.com

Aww... no love for the poor ole' Z68X-UD7 here.

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Spotify to open to the entire US, 6 months of free service

Anthony Garreffa | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Sep 23, 2011 at 3:09 am CDT

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is well aware that the music streaming battle has just begun, with invites now disappearing because... well, the flood gates are open and it's available to everyone. 6 months free, no subscription required. At the moment, this cannot be fully verified by Spotify, but if it is true, what happens to those who have been paying for Unlimited or Premium subscriptions? The move from Spotify is quite the large one, with previous news fresh from a few hours ago that Spotify will integrate with Facebook allowing people to listen to songs together.

Spotify to open to the entire US, 6 months of free service | TweakTown.com

At the moment, the news is a bit hot off the oven, but with competitors MOG and Rdio both recently introducing free or "freemium" plans, it is hard to think how these businesses would be turning in a profit.

NVIDIA to release special drivers for Battlefield 3

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sep 23, 2011 at 2:30 am CDT

With the Battlefield 3 beta less than a week away, NVIDIA have revealed they are working on releasing a brand new, custom driver just in time for the BF3 beta. The new Battlefield 3-specific GeForce drivers are expected to make the beta run smooth, without any driver incompatibilities, something that plagued the Bad Company 2 beta. The new drivers are said to take full advantage of NVIDIA hardware, with the ability to max out features such as tessellation.

NVIDIA to release special drivers for Battlefield 3 | TweakTown.com

The drivers are also expected to bring better performance across the board on NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. There's no news from the red team if they'll be releasing BF3 optimized drivers, but there's still a week to go.

Evoz intros the next-generation of baby monitoring

Anthony Garreffa | Hacking & Security | Sep 23, 2011 at 12:00 am CDT

Have a baby at home and use traditional baby monitors? I feel your pain. They are slow, drop out, have limited options and are usually clunky. This is where Evoz have stepped in with the next-generation of baby monitoring. Evoz use a system that works over iOS and will ship on October 4. No separate receiver is required, all you need is an iOS-based device like an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and they can function as both the receiver and monitor.

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Alternatively, you could purchase the Evoz hardware monitor and use your iOS device as the receiver. The app alerts you to cries, monitors bubs sleeping behavior to derive patterns and even connects you to a network of experts to help you with your concerns. It works from Wi-Fi and cellular connections because it is based on the iOS operating system, thus it will work anywhere you have Internet access.

In addition to this, the system tracks your child's sleeping and crying patterns, matches the information to the data anonymously collected from others of the same age and shows you where your child fits in. How awesome is that? Evoz has gone as far as partnering with sleep consultants and will be adding additional "baby experts" and behavior specialists to its network, allowing parents to rech out with questions. At first, this will be available over email only, but later down the track over the phone will be added.

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Want to win a free copy of Battlefield 3?

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sep 22, 2011 at 10:39 pm CDT

Could this get any better? All you have to do to go into the draw to win a free copy of the super-amazing upcoming FPS, Battlefield 3, is to choose which game you think is better: Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3. That's it. Enter in your e-mail address and you're done. You can also post a link to the competition to gain yourself more entries into it, so post it on forums, Facebook, Twitter, everywhere you can think of.

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Enter here.

Meg Whitman becomes HP's new CEO

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Sep 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm CDT

Were HP lurking eBay looking for a new CEO? It could be a possibility. Former eBay CEO, Meg Whitman, is now the CEO and President of Hewlett-Packard. Current non-executive, Ray Lane, will become executive chairman. Whitman is a well-known executive, will replace HP's current Leo Apotheker, who was prodded out of the company just recently. Whitman is an experienced digital executive, has a large task ahead of her.

Meg Whitman becomes HP's new CEO | TweakTown.com

HP wants to re-direct itself after numerous strategic gaffes, disappointing financial results and probably the biggest issue, stock that has dropped 47-percent in 11 months since Apotheker was head of the ship. The board of HP is hoping Whitman can turn this all around, with ever-increasing pressure from the competition.

Check out the official press release from HP.

PS3 gamers get early access to Battlefield 3 expansions

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sep 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm CDT

The PlayStation.Blog has received some interesting news from Timmy Rydling of DICE, that beginning with the first expansion pack for Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand and all other full-blown upcoming expansion packs for BF3 will appear one week early exclusively on the PS3. This is a shock of a move, considering DICE have been pumping that the PC is the lead development platform. But, the console users have to get some form of exclusivity. The 360 had it's exclusive piece of the pie by having Microsoft delay the Beta for BF3 because of the launch of Gears of War 3.

PS3 gamers get early access to Battlefield 3 expansions | TweakTown.com

The PC has the best graphics, 64-players and now the PS3 gets exclusive one-week early access to the expansions for BF3! PS3 owners should be happy with this news!

Canberra police pushing for unmanned drones to track vehicles and more?

Anthony Garreffa | Drones | Sep 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm CDT

Police in Canberra suggest that their new point-to-point speed cameras be lined to unmanned aerial surveillance drones and used to track vehicles of interest to authorities. The first of the cameras will sport automated number plate recognition technology to calculate a car's average speed and whether it is within the legal limit, are due to hit the skies by the end of the year. Of course, with unmanned drones flying through the skies, they can be used for other tasks not linked to tracking cars.

Canberra police pushing for unmanned drones to track vehicles and more? | TweakTown.com

Minutes from a Government point-to-point steering committee meeting held in June 2010 show that police recommended a broader range of uses for the cameras. According to the minutes which were obtained by the Opposition under the Freedom of Information Act, a senior police officer said the cameras could be used for other purposes. The minutes stated:

He noted that the use of P2P ANPR cameras to detect unregistered, stolen and other vehicles of interest would provide ongoing and longer term benefits for the project. a specific benefit would derive if the P2P cameras were linked to UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] which could track vehicles of interest.

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AMD's head of Products Group, Rick Bergman, resigns

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Sep 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm CDT

It was the HP CEO yesterday, now Rick Bergman, head of AMD's Products Group has left the company. CEO Rory Read will take over in the meantime. Bergman joined AMD from ATI after the 2006 merger, where he went from Senior VP of AMD's Graphics Product Group to head of the Products Group for AMD when they combined their graphics and microprocessor businesses in May 2009.

AMD's head of Products Group, Rick Bergman, resigns | TweakTown.com

Bergman is leaving to "pursue a new opportunity", which shows this is an actual resignation rather than "here's the door". AMD has also announced that Paul Struhsaker, who was Comcast's former Senior VP of Engineering has joined AMD's freshly formed Commercial Business Division. Struhsaker has the task to "oversee product management and roadmap planning for AMD's server, high performance computing and embedded products".