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Upcoming NVIDIA video card review posted by mistake

Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards | Sep 12, 2010 at 07:59 am CDT

We wish to apologize for any troubles caused, but for whatever reason a review of an upcoming NVIDIA video card was posted on TweakTown around two hours ago by mistake.

Our back-end published the review automatically which leads us to believe the mechanism for self-publishing is broken. This review will appear again once the NDA is up.

Again, sorry for any inconvenience caused!

MSI strikes with launch of N480GTX Lightning during MOA Final

Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards | Sep 11, 2010 at 08:18 am CDT

During the MSI MOA Grand Final overclocking held in Taipei today, the Taiwanese company used the event to introduce its brand new N480GTX Lightning video card to the world.

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MSI has had great success with its video cards over the past year or so with its big efforts on producing parts with very good cooling and also the best components you can mount onto their PCB. The new N480GTX Lightning seems like no exception. It comes installed with a massive Twin Frozr III cooler with two large fans that look to be able to take care of cooling rather well. Of course during this event, the cooler was striped and replaced with LN2 heatsink pots for well below sub-zero temperatures.

The winning team from Sweden consisting of Elmor and ME4ME managed to break 1400MHz on the GPU core with this very video card. Clearly overclocking potential is there. Other features include gold plated I/O connectors - you get two dual-link DVI, one HDMI and one DisplayPort connector.

Shane Baxtor will no doubt have a sample coming very soon to put through its paces. Stay tuned for that review. For now check out the pictures we snapped of the new video below in the gallery.

Sweden's Elmor and ME4ME win MSI MOA 2010

Cameron Wilmot | Tweaking & Overclocking | Sep 11, 2010 at 07:54 am CDT

MSI held its Master Overclocking Arena 2010 Grand Final in Taipei today. It's an event that puts the best overclockers around the world (besides our Deanzo of course, since Australia / NZ was sadly not invited this year) against each other with the same set of common hardware components and benchmarks. Whoever manages to push their system the hardest with aid of loads of LN2 win the competition.

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As always with these sorts of events, people get lucky. Not all CPUs and video card GPUs overclock the same, they are not all equal. It is really luck of the draw to see if you will get the best parts. No doubt this year one of the three Swedish teams comprising of Elmor and ME4ME got good parts. However, speaking to other overclockers at the event today, most also agreed that both Swedish overclockers are also very talented. It is after all their second win of MOA after also taking home gold at the event in Beijing, China last year.

There are some shots from the closing ceremony and other shots also from the show in the gallery below. Another nice event put on by MSI overall.

Google unveils Walking Navigation beta for Android

Shane McGlaun | Software | Sep 10, 2010 at 02:14 pm CDT

Here in Texas its way too hot most of the year and things are way to spread out to walk most places on foot. In other parts of the country walking is one of the most common forms of travel though with folks in New York City and other major metropolitan areas hoofing it all the time. If you are visiting a section of a city on foot that you aren't familiar with and use an Android device Google has a new way to help you get around.

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The new service is called Walking Navigation and is currently in beta form. To use the service you need an Android device running Google Maps for mobile 4.5. The software provides walkers with directions to a location that are more direct using pedestrian walkways that are in the Google database. That means if a sidewalk runs through a park on your way and is shorter than walking around the park the software will route you through the park.

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Christie announces new and very bright projectors in E-series value line

Shane McGlaun | Displays & Projectors | Sep 10, 2010 at 01:04 pm CDT

I think that we would be hard pressed to actually consider anything with the Christie name on it to be a value offering. Christie makes some of the best projectors anywhere, but they also tend to be some of the most expensive projectors around. You have probably seen a Christie projector in action at your local theater.

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Christie has unveiled a new E-series of projectors that it considers the value line. The new series includes the DHD670-E and the DWU670-E. The projectors share the same basic features, but do differ in one key area. The common features include 1-chip DLP tech with up to 6,000 ANSI lumens of brightness and a 5000:1 contrast ratio. The dual mercury lamp configuration makes the projectors bright enough for large or medium size conference rooms and other locations

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OtterBox launches Commuter case for HTC Evo and Droid Incredible

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Sep 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm CDT

OtterBox makes some very robust cases to protect your smartphone and offers the cases for a bunch of different models. The company has some cases like its Defender series that are bulky and protect from dust and water in addition to drops and bumps. The company also offers a line of cases in the Commuter series that are not as bulky but don't offer protection for water.


OtterBox has announced that the Commuter series is now available for a couple of the popular HTC Android smartphones. The Commuter series cases now offer protection for the HTC EVO and the HTC Droid Incredible. The Evo case sells for $34.95 and the Droid case is out of stock right now so no price is offered. I would assume the Droid case to cost the same as the EVO case does.

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miniCASTER broadcasts live video to web from any camera

Shane McGlaun | | Sep 10, 2010 at 11:10 am CDT

My kids watch a lot of a TV show called iCarly where they send video out live over the web. If you have always wanted to host your own live web show of video blog, or even broadcast a live sporting event like a kid's football game a new device has surfaced that will let you do just that. The device is called the miniCASTER and it promises to stream live video to the web from any camera.


The miniCASTER can broadcast HD resolution video and can send that video out via landlines, cellular networks, or satellites. The manufacturer says that sending one hour of video using the device on a cellular network will cost in the area of $10. The device encodes the audio/video signal using H.264 in realtime. The H.264 format will work for a bunch of devices like the iPhone, iPad, and works for YouTube, and more.

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Vogel unveils new iPad mount system for different needs

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Sep 10, 2010 at 10:02 am CDT

The iPad has been crazy popular all around the world with long waits to get the device in stores and Apple selling all that they can build. With the popularity of the iPad, there are a huge amount of accessories hitting the market every day for the tablet. The latest accessory for the iPad comes from a company called Vogel and it lets you mount the iPad in multiple locations.

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The Vogel system starts with the Mount and Cover for iPad Starter Kit. This kit has a BaseCover that snaps onto the back of the iPad and sticks to a WallMount to hang the iPad on the wall. The WallMount can be attached to the wall and allows 360-degree rotation of the iPad. The company also has a CarMount that attaches inside the car to the supports for the headrests in modern vehicles.

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Want to make your iPod Touch or iPhone more cuddly? Woogie can help

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Sep 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm CDT

Usually the release of an iPhone or iPod case is not news, but when said case turns your device into six-armed, squishy, fluffy device for your kids then we have to take a second look. Meet Woogie, "the Huggable Case and Media Player for iPod touch and iPhone."

Want to make your iPod Touch or iPhone more cuddly?  Woogie can help |

The concept is simple enough: slide your iPod Touch or iPhone into the integrated sleeve with a transparent, touch sensitive screen. Woogie even has a battery powered built in speaker that you can plug into your device. Now you can turn your device into a huggable, lovable, Spongebob watching machine. Or you can make Apple/Cthulhu references.

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iOS 4.1 jailbroken already

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Sep 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm CDT

iOS 4.1 has been out all of about a day and a half now, and the industrious underground jailbreaking community has already managed to find their way around Apple's restrictions. Pod2g of the Chronic Dev Team has found a bootrom based exploit that allows the jailbreaking of all iOS 4.1 devices, including the new iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone 4.

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The beauty of this particular exploit is that it is a low-level bootrom, which means that a firmware update cannot patch the leak and a change has to be made with a revised hardware version. It's still in the works and not for the faint of heart at this point, but we'll keep an eye out and see if this jailbreak becomes something that the "average user" may be willing to try.

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