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Google's Chrome Browser hits 120 million users

By Anthony Garreffa | Software | Dec 7, 2010 07:03 pm CST

Let's rewind to May of 2009, Google had reported 70 million Chrome users. Just today they have reached 120 million users on a daily basis. This is a huge jump for Google.

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It's currently number 3 in the browser market with 9.26 percent overall share. Chrome's product manager Sundar Pichai announced today that Google will be making the browser even faster with an enhancement called "Crankshaft", he explains:

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LG LU3000 in Korean stores in a week

By Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Dec 7, 2010 06:54 pm CST

LG's LU3000 is set to hit Korean shelves in a week, powered by a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 chip with the ability of 1080p video playback on it's spec list it also goes hand in hand with it's HDMI output and DLNA capabilities.

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Following those specs is a 3.8-inch screen which outputs 800x480 resolution, a 5 megapixel camera on the back and a slightly modified Android 2.2 OS. The LU3000 should go for 800,000KRW ($705) but no plans to ship this outside of Korea.

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NVIDIA shows the benefits of multi-core processors for smartphones and tablets

By Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Dec 7, 2010 06:43 pm CST

NVIDIA is on a roll right now, 2 'new' GPU's out - currently owning up the GPU world with their 5 series and now they're touting the benefits of their multi-core processors for mobile devices.

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There's talk of Tegra 2 which is now shipping for tablets and also appearing in some smartphones. NVIDIA are putting their foot firmly on the ground and saying that dual-core processors will be "the standard" for 2011.

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NVIDIA GTX 570 video card reviews flood in

By Shane McGlaun | Video Cards | Dec 7, 2010 02:00 pm CST

Today marks the launch of the NVIDIA GTX 570 video card. We posted up our own review of the Gainward GTX 570 Goes Like Hell version of the card already for you to peruse via the links below. Naturally with video cards, some of the GTX 570 cards will be different spec and clock speed wise depending o n what the card partner opted to sell.

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In the case of our review card, the GTX 570 is clocked at 800MHz on the GPU, 1000MHz on the memory and 1600 MHz on the shader. If you are shopping for cards and comparing numbers today, you will want to keep in mind that clock speeds will vary as you compare. You can hit up some of the reviews her eon TweakTown and around the web after the jump.

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Sharkoon unveils new QuickPort dock with Backup Function

By Shane McGlaun | Storage | Dec 7, 2010 01:02 pm CST

Sharkoon reminds me a lot of Brando with all sorts of USB offerings. Rather than weird USB gadgets, Sharkoon tends to concentrate on making some really cool docking station that connect to your Pc via USB and allow you to use your old desktop and laptop hard drives as external storage. The docking stations are a great way to be able to use your old HDDs without having to buy up a bunch of external enclosures.

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Sharkoon has announced a redesign of its QuickPort HDD docking station called the SATA QuickPort XT. The redesign offers the dock for the first time with black or white colors and you can get the thing in USB 3.0 as well. The drive also gains a cool backup feature that can backup your machine with the touch of a button.

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Team Group launches new F108 flash drive in time for Christmas

By Shane McGlaun | Storage | Dec 7, 2010 12:06 pm CST

Team Group is one of those companies that are always making up some sort of new and crazy flash drives that are aimed at people that collect storage devices or want something a bit outside of the norm. The latest entry for the company is called the F108 and it is aimed at the user that might want to give a festive looking drive as a geeky Christmas present.

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The F108 has a shiny red metallic finish that is decorated with white snowflakes and a Christmas tree. The F108 comes in five different storage capacities including 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. The drives offer nice performance for USB 2.0 offerings. The 2GB and 4GB version has a 15MB/s max read and 5MB/s max write speed.

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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T CPU reviews land

By Shane McGlaun | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Dec 7, 2010 11:22 am CST

If you are a fan of AMD CPUs, today is a good day for you. The new high-end CPU from AMD launched today and all the reviews have landed. The CPU is called the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T and the thing is a beast. The new processor is a 6-core unit that has the same TDP as the previous high-end part of 125W. However, the new 1100T processor has a 100MHz faster clock speed at 3.3GHz with Turbo Frequency of up to 3.7GHz.

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If you are the sort of geek that likes to buy the CPU being replaced at a lower price, the former king X6 1090T is still being sold at about £200 (about $315). The price of the new processor is about £225 (about $354). The new 1100T is multiplier unlocked as all of the AMD Black Edition parts have historically been.

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Hulu looks for hosts for its first show

By Shane McGlaun | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Dec 7, 2010 10:20 am CST

Hulu is a favorite destination for me and hoards of other people that like to watch older shows that are no longer on TV and those that like to catch up on shows they missed. Hulu and other sites online are helping to change the way that people watch content today with some skipping cable or satellite altogether and going online for all of their favorite shows.

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Hulu has helped already to change the way that we watch TV shows and the website is set to change things again with the casting call going out looking for actors for its own entertainment show. The show will be a short five-minute recap show that airs Monday through Friday only on Hulu.com. The show will have two hosts and is going to be a Daily Show meets Weekend update meets Sports Center type of program according to Hulu.

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Aussie Only Weekly Giveaway: Win one of two NAVIGON 70 Plus GPS units!

By Cameron Wilmot | Contests & Giveaways | Dec 7, 2010 09:17 am CST

We have teamed up with NAVIGON this week to giveaway two NAVIGON 70 Plus GPS units to two of our lucky Australian Edition readers.

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NAVIGON 70 Plus: the navigation device for virtually hands-free navigation from the award winners NAVIGON

Do you place value on greater comfort in navigation? Do you want to be able to concentrate on the traffic more? Then Motion Sensor is what you need! With our NAVIGON 70 Plus, you can interact with the device without touching it. Thanks to our new Motion Sensor, all you have to do is move your hand towards the device and the NAVIGON MyBest POI display and Options menu will be revealed in the display. After a short while, the menu items will be hidden again and you will only be shown the information you need for navigation. Motion Sensor allows you to drive more safely in traffic with an eye on the road ahead. The NAVIGON 70 Plus offers significantly better orientation and a larger visible section of the map, thanks to its large 5" display, so you can get to your destination as safely and relaxed as possible. CONTINUED...

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Tuesday Morning Roundup for December 7, 2010

By Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Dec 7, 2010 08:54 am CST

The latest happenings from around the web - December 7th, 2010

CPU

- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Processor @ eTeknix

- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Processor @ Vortez UK

- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE Hex-Core Processor @ ExtremeOverclocking

Video/Monitor

- LG W2340 23" Monitor @ RBMods

- Zotac GeForce GTX 580 @ Ultimate Hardware

- Zotac GTX 570 @ tbreak

- 3DMark 11 Overview @ HiTechLegion

Audio/Media

- ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player @ Legit Reviews

- Corsair HS1 Headset @ Hardware Secrets

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