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Club3D launches its GTX 465 video card

By: Shane McGlaun | Video Cards | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 @ 13:04 CDT

The GTX 465 has been around for a while now and the card is a nice little performer for the price. Club3D has announced that it is launching its GTX 465. I guess we can say better late than never.

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The GTX 465 is clocked at 607MHz on the core with 352 stream processors and a shader clock at 1215MHz. The card has 1024MB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 3206MHz.

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eMachines Mini-e ER1402 media nettop debuts

By: Shane McGlaun | Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 @ 12:12 CDT

eMachines is one of those cheap PC brands that has been around for a long time in the US and often isn't associated with the best reputation for quality. The company has unveiled a new HTPC that looks very nice and has decent specs for the price.

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The machine is called the mini-e ER1402 and it is very small. The machine is 7.1-inches in diameter and weighs nine pounds. It has full HD multimedia capability with HDMI out. Other features the 1402 include 802.11b/g/n and S/PDIF out.

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Sharkoon Rapid Case works with 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch HDDs and USB 3.0

By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 @ 11:10 CDT

External drive enclosures are a great way to get use out of extra HDDs and SSDs that you have laying around taking up space. Sharkoon has announced a new enclosure that looks good and offers UDSB 3.0 connectivity.

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The enclosure is called the Rapid Case and it is made from aluminum. The case supports 2.5 and 3.5-inch HDDs and can work with SSDs too. The case also works with USB 2.0 and has eSATA connectivity.

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Thermaltake BlacX 5G HDD dock breaks cover

By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 @ 10:04 CDT

Thermaltake is a name well known by many enthusiasts. The company offers all sorts of computer cases and cooling components along with lots of other gear. The company has announced a new USB 3.0 docking station for HDDs today.

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The dock is called the BlacX 5G and has USB 3.0 connectivity. The maximum transfer rate for data is 5Gbps when connected to USB 3.0 and the dock is compatible with older USB specs as well.

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Download of the Day: CCleaner v2.33

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 @ 5:44 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner v2.33.

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history.

Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

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Deal of the Day: Lenovo G555 Laptop with 15.6" HD Display, 4GB of Memory, 500GB Hard DRive, 512MB ATI Mobile Radeon HD4200 Video, Win7 and More for Only $499 with Free Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 @ 4:54 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - Lenovo G555 Laptop with 15.6" HD Display, 4GB of Memory, 500GB Hard DRive, 512MB ATI Mobile Radeon HD4200 Video, Win7 and More for Only $499 with Free Shipping!.

Offer: This is a very very nice price on Lenovo's G series entry level laptop that comes fully loaded! You get the AMD Ahtlon II X2 Dual Core 2.1GHz processor, 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, a large 500GB hard drive, 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4200 video, dual layer DVD+/-RW drive, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 6 cell battery, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and a 1 year warranty. It's got a $200 off the $849 starting price to bring it to $649, but save an additional $150 and buy this laptop for only $499 by using coupon code: USPGA52621 (expires 6/28/10 or after 300 uses)

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Give Kinect a try at any Microsoft store

By: Don Lynn | Gaming | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 @ 4:37 CDT
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If you didn't get a chance to give Microsoft's newest toy for the Xbox 360 a go at E3 last week, the Kinect sensor will now be available for trial at any Microsoft Store across the U.S. The downside? There are only four in the country: Scottsdale, AZ, Mission Viejo, CA, Lone Tree, CO, and the newest store opened today in San Diego, CA.

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Friday Morning Roundup for June 25, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 @ 4:16 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - 25/06/2010

Motherboard

- High-End Mainboards on AMD 890FX: Asus Crosshair IV Formula and Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 @ XBit Labs

- ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Video/Monitor

- Zotac GTX 480 AMP! Graphics Card @ Kitguru

- GeForce GTX 480 SLI vs. Radeon HD 5870 CrossFire: Round Two @ XBit Labs

- GeForce GTX 470 SLI against Radeon HD 5970: Deathmatch @ XBit Labs

- ATI Radeon HD 5550: Three different HTPC graphics cards @ HT4U

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The next "it phone" for the teen texter: The Samsung :)

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 24, 2010 @ 23:03 CDT

Yes, I just used an emoticon in a news title. But it is warranted, because T-Mobile launched three new Samsung phones including the :). That's right, an emoticon as the name.

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The Gravity 3, Gravity T and, get this, the Samsung :) are social networking and texting based slider phones equipped with T-Mobile's Social Buzz which sends notifications and messages when there are new posts on sites like Facebook and Twitter. The Gravity models have 2mp cameras and 16gb of supportable memory while the  has a smaller 1.3mp camera, but shortcut buttons to messaging applications.

All three phones are now available in the U.S., but no international launches have been scheduled yet. C'mon, you know the whole world needs a smile……….:)

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100 Millionth Blackberry sold; RIM looking forward to two new devices

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 24, 2010 @ 22:03 CDT
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RIM, the company that brings you Blackberry, are still doing a lot of business in the wake of the iPhone and Android crazes recently. RIM has reported a company record 11.2 million BlackBerries shipped in the spring quarter, a company record and 43 percent higher than last year. The company also reported the sale of their 100 millionth BlackBerry and 46 million accounts active.

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