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Lian Li roll out a few more mid-tower chassis in all-black attire

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 20, 2010 10:39 am

Lian Li have just released three new mid tower sized chassis' to market, all boasting all-black aluminum inside and out with large side panel windows.

 

The PC-8NWX, PC-7FNWX and PC-60FNWX cases are all given a similar array of features with things like tool-less installation, USB 3.0 support and the same fan size mounting areas such as the spare 140mm mounting area on the top panels. Although the PC-8NWX uses a 120mm intake fan on the front versus 140mm sized intake fans on the other two (which are blue LED fans).

 

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The PC-8NWX carries an MSRP of $169 U.S. whilst the PC-7FNWX & PC-60FNWX cases are $199 U.S. each.

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Cyberlink issue out free white paper on the 'Principles of 3D Video and Blu-ray 3D'

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 20, 2010 9:49 am

In helping roll in this new generation of 3D technology for the home, be it in the loungeroom or on a PC, Cyberlink have produced a white paper entitled 'Principles of 3D Video and Blu-ray 3D'. It answers many of the questions people are asking about 3D including how it works, when it's a good time to upgrade to supporting devices/hardware and some of the best ways to go about it.

 

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Whilst the white paper is freely available on Cyberlink's own website for download (in PDF format), the folks over at Toms Hardware analyzed it....

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Google releases open-source WebM web based video format

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: May 20, 2010 9:30 am

After acquiring On2 in the second half of last year, maker of the VP8 video codec, Googles plans were to open-source this codec eventually and they've done just that today with an official launch.

 

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Google has announced the VP8 codec as part of a new format it calls WebM, which is a container (based on Matroska) that includes both VP8 video and Ogg Vorbis audio streams.

 

The format has been designed so that it'll run well on low-power devices like netbooks, tablets and handhelds; it'll also be an option for YouTube playback which will push the adoption rate much faster. H.264 patent licensing issues aren't of concern with this as WebM is open-source and licensed royalty free under a BSD-style license.

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ASUS launches two new 3D monitors in Taipei - VG236H and PG276

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: May 20, 2010 9:11 am

 

ASUS held a smaller press conference than usual earlier today in Taipei that it used to launch a whole range of different monitors. Two that particularly interested us were the VG236H and PG276.

 

Both are 120Hz monitors and that means 3D support.

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Download of the Day: Defraggler 1.19.192

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: May 20, 2010 8:30 am

Our Download of the Day today is Defraggler 1.19.192.

 

Most defrag tools only allow you to defrag an entire drive. Defraggler lets you specify one or more files, folders, or the whole drive to defragment.

 

When Defraggler reads or writes a file, it uses the exact same techniques that Windows uses. Using Defraggler is just as safe for your files as using Windows.

 

At a glance, you can see how fragmented your hard drive is. Defraggler's drive map shows you blocks that are empty, not fragmented, or needing defragmentation.

 

• Give your hard drive a quick touch-up with Quick Defrag

• Organizes empty disk space to further prevent fragmentation

• Defragment while you sleep - and wake up with a faster PC. Set Defraggler to run daily, weekly or monthly

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Deal of the Day: Yamaha RX-V665 7.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver w/ FREE Yamaha NS-P610 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System - $499.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 20, 2010 8:26 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Yamaha RX-V665 7.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver w/ FREE Yamaha NS-P610 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System - $499.99 Shipped Free!.

 

Offer: NewEgg has a great home theater combo deal here. Get the Yamaha RX-V665 7.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver AND get the Yamaha NS-P610 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System for FREE!

 

First, add the Yamaha receiver to your cart. Then, checkout and use coupon code: FREEGFT518A. Expires 05/21/2010.

 

The Yamaha NS-P610 5.1ch Home Theater Speaker System should be added into your cart automatically.

 

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New iPod Touch photos leaked

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 20, 2010 3:23 am

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The first pictures of the newest iPod Touch in development were posted today by the Vietnamese site Tinhte. The most obvious difference from previous models is that this Touch shows an integrated camera. Engadget reports that the DVT-1 stamp on the back shows this as an early test unit that is only for testing and not anything resembling a final product.

 

The camera is reported to be a 2mp camera and according to the label has 64GB of onboard memory. Apple is said to be making some announcements of new products such as the new iPhone at the WorldWide Developers Conference of June 7th so hopefully the new iPod Touch will get its face officially shown to the world during that time.

Android 2.1 finally available for the Hero

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 20, 2010 2:47 am

This morning a welcome sight to Hero users everywhere popped up on the Sprint website; the long awaited Android 2.1 OS upgrade. Originally planned for release in February, 2.1 had been pushed back for various reasons but is now official.

 

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The major upgrades as listed by HTC are upgrades to Android OS 2.1 Éclair, enhancements to Sense UI, enhancements to corporate email support, and a variety of minor bug fixes from previous versions.

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