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Friday Morning Roundup for June 4, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Jun 4, 2010 @ 1:05 CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - 04/06/2010

COMPUTEX 2010 Coverage

- Computex 2010 Coverage @ Hardcoreware

- Noctua show KitGuru new range of Prototype coolers @ Kitguru

- COMPUTEX 2010 Video Coverage @ Youtube

- eVGA readies 1,200W PSU for SLI @ Kitguru

- Noctua Prototypes at Computex @ Pro-Clockers

- Computex news: Asus, Thermaltake, Kingston, Gigabyte, Kno @ Tech Report

- Antec Booth @ Antec

- PCPer Podcast #107 - Computex 2010 Extravaganza! @ PC Perspective

- Computex 2010 - Spotlight Shuttle @ Techwarelabs

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Cooler Master mixes things up with the V6 GT CPU cooler

By: Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 14:57 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Besides the new gaming mouse we checked out earlier, Cooler Master were also showcasing one of their latest CPU coolers at the show called the V6 GT.

Readers of TweakTown should be very familiar with the V10 which is recommended in our Commander SBG system, as well the cheaper V8 that also packs a punch. Cooler Master has decided to expand on a good thing and bring out the V6 GT CPU cooler.

Again it's a cheaper and more cut down than the V8, but being new still manages to add in some cooler new features such as a light strip that can be programmed to show three different colors, or of course you can just turn it off.

G.SKILL showcases some of the fastest RAM at Computex

By: Cameron Wilmot | RAM | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 14:15 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - G.SKILL was a hive of activity during the show today as Kingpin and crew were on hand to provide live overclocking demonstrations using LN2. Just imagine the types of results they would have seen if our own OC champion Deanzo was put in charge at the event.

In any case, Frank from G.SKILL was on hand to give us a rundown on their newest range of memory modules. They had AMD modules that work at 2000MHz DDR, as well as a triple channel kit that operates at 2400MHz that Frank called the fastest on the market for this type of setup since three modules running together adds some complexity.

Finally we finished off with a uber l33t dual-channel 2500MHz DDR3 kit that was displayed at the show running an amazing 2500MHz at impressive timings of CL8 considering the speed at which the memory chips are working at.

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Rumor: Samsung sPad Android tablet coming in August?

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 14:02 CDT

Rumors are a dime a dozen in the tech world and many of them seem to center on Apple products. With the iPad blowing up the sales charts there are more and more tablets coming each day.


A new rumor floating around has Samsung set to launch an Android-powered MID called the sPad in August. According to the rumor, the device will have a 7-inch touchscreen.

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A-DATA's new Toy Story 3 and 2010 World Cup pen drives are cool

By: Cameron Wilmot | Storage | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 13:25 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Along with all of their new USB 3.0 gear, A-DATA were also showing off its full range of specialized pen drives that the company has been going strong with for some time now.

First up we get a look at the popular fully licensed Disney collection and the latest addition which was added rather quickly considering the movie was only released worldwide recently is Toy Story 3.

A-DATA also has a collection of 2010 South Africa World Cup pen drives on display. We are going to have to have serious words with management at some stage regarding the fact that neither South Africa or Australia was not represented.

Apple says Flurry and others can't capture device data anymore

By: Shane McGlaun | Software | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 13:10 CDT

Steve Jobs has never been one to play what he thinks or feels about things close to the vest. Jobs will say when something makes him mad or bothers the company. Recently Jobs has set his sights on analytics firm Flurry.


Jobs said, "Some company called Flurry had data on devices that we were using on our campus - new devices. They were getting this info by getting developers to put software in their apps that sent info back to this company! So we went through the roof. It's violating our privacy policies, and it's p***ing us off! So we said we're only going to allow analytics that don't give our device info - only for the purpose of advertising."

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A-DATA showcases full range of USB 3.0 devices during Computex

By: Cameron Wilmot | Storage | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 12:51 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - One of stops today was with the friendly folks from A-DATA who gave us some of their time to tell us about their full range of USB 3.0 devices that have either just gone on the market or will go on sale shortly.

Roger spoke about one device in particular called the N004 Combo Flash drive that not only supports super speedy transfer over the USB 3.0 connector, but also extra compatibility by adding in a more standard SATA II connector.

The device should end up providing solid speeds of around 200MB/s on the read and 170MB/s on the write when hooked by over the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connector. And it comes in capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

IN WIN Silencer prototype case aims to totally eliminate noise

By: Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 12:24 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - IN WIN were showing off a whole range of new products during the show including ones which we have reviewed recently, but the one which really caught our eyes was an upcoming chassis called the Silencer.

Right now it is still in the prototype stage and it may not go on sale until sometime in early 2011, but if it does I reckon that would end up selling a bunch of them. As the name suggests, the Silencer aims to totally eliminate sound produced by fans and other moving parts inside the system by deploying a range of noise cancelling and dampening technologies throughout various sections of the case.

What first got out attention was the somewhat odd gap between the back of the case and the other back of the case, err yeah that didn't make sense. It directs sound to the back of the case the way hot air extraction normally works, but instead the sound is caught by a special layering of foam position and cut in a certain way that the sound is absorbed.

Qualcomm shows off prototype PocketFlo device

By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 12:02 CDT

Qualcomm has been operating its MediaFLO mobile broadcasting service for a while now and it's the service behind the mobile TV offerings from AT&T and Verizon here in the states. Qualcomm has been talking up new features for the iPad and its service.


The new iPad features will involve an app for playback on the iPad and a hardware device called the PocketFLO. PocketFlo is a small box that records programs and then streams them to the iPad via WiFi.

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AMD's Eyefinity six screen uber setup at Computex rocks

By: Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 @ 11:36 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - AMD has being pushing the whole Eyefinity multi-monitor gaming thing for a good while now and despite some minor connectivity issues, it has been accepted with generally lots of excitement in the industry.

First up AMD launched Eyefinity with three monitor support, but now the latest video cards are able to support up to six monitors - and 12 in the case of a solution from PowerColor. We walked by the AMD booth today and then of just walking past it like most booths, I stopped and was really impressed with the dual Eyefinity6 setup that the folks over at AMD prepared for the show. AMD had its booth setup in a way so that folks could sit down and watch people race each other on the 'big screen' in Dirt 2. Super cool.

I just need to justify spending all those dollars on getting this setup for my lounge room. Rock on AMD!