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Intel admits GPUs are 14x faster than CPUs in its tests

By Shane McGlaun | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Jun 24, 2010 02:04 pm CDT

When you have multiple companies operating in the same product category each wants to claim that their widget is faster than or better than the completion for one reason or another. This was the case when NVIDIA crafted its GPUs to run applications that were before that point only able to run on a CPU.

Intel admits GPUs are 14x faster than CPUs in its tests | TweakTown.com

Developers have claimed that the GPU is as much as 100x faster in some applications that the CPU. NVIDIA says that Intel has unveiled a paper at ISCA in France called "Debunking the 100x GPU vs. CPU Myth."

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Sony Vaio EA notebook gets embossed surface

By Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Jun 24, 2010 01:06 pm CDT

Sony has a Signature collection of notebooks that add design features that you don't find on the more mundane notebooks the firm offers. Sony has unveiled a new EA Signature series notebook that has an embossed lid with an Arabesque design.

Sony Vaio EA notebook gets embossed surface | TweakTown.com

The design looks very girly to me, especially in the retina searing pink. You can also get the notebook in black or gold colors as well. The machine starts at $919.99 and has a 14-inch screen.

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Scythe offers USB foot pedals for gamers and computer users

By Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Jun 24, 2010 12:04 pm CDT

Scythe is probably more known for its cooling gear for computers than anything else. However, the company does offer a full line of other gear like peripherals.

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Scythe has announced a new USB Foot Switch for computer users that attaches to the PC via USB and can be programmed to activate commands and actions in games or other software. The switches come in one, two, or three button setups.

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Google wins in Viacom suit

By Shane McGlaun | Business, Financial & Legal | Jun 24, 2010 11:02 am CDT

You might recall back in 2007 Viacom sued Google and YouTube for allegedly violating copyright. Viacom contended that YouTube knowingly allowed video that violated copyright to be uploaded to the internet using its tools.

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Reuters reports today that Google and YouTube have won the suit. The judge says that mere knowledge of possible copyright violations is not enough to hold YouTube accountable. Google has argued that it is protected under the Safe Harbor provision of the DMCA.

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SD Association adds new logos to show faster cards

By Shane McGlaun | Storage | Jun 24, 2010 10:02 am CDT

Shopping for a SD card if speed is important to you is difficult. All SD cards look the same no matter how much capacity they have or how fast they are leaving the shopper to trust the logos and packaging to make a purchase.

SD Association adds new logos to show faster cards | TweakTown.com

The SD Association has announced new logos to help identify the faster memory cards on the marker. The new logos will go on cards meeting UHS-I specifications. The logo will only be used on SDXC and SDHC cards and promises data transfer of up to 104MB/s.

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Issue 10 of The Overclocker magazine now online

By Steve Dougherty | Tweaking & Overclocking | Jun 24, 2010 04:54 am CDT

Nick of The Overclocker online magazine has just given us the heads up that issue 10 is now online for your reading pleasure.

Issue 10 of The Overclocker magazine now online | TweakTown.com

In this month's issue The Overclocker tees up interviews with six of the most reknowned overclockers in the world, including K|ngp|n who has some exclusive details about changes in his point of focus into the foreseeable future. There are also separate interviews with Nickshih, Hiwa, Smoke, TinTin and slamms.

The Overclocker team also see what's happening in the world of overclocking in Russia and polish this month's edition off with some technological eye candy spotted at Computex earlier this month.

So, get your reading glasses on and check it out!

Deal of the Day: 14" Dell Vostro 1014 Laptop with Core 2 Duo, 3GB Memory, 250GB HD, DVD Burner, Wireless-N, and More for $469 plus $8 Shipping

By Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Jun 24, 2010 03:32 am CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - 14" Dell Vostro 1014 Laptop with Core 2 Duo, 3GB Memory, 250GB HD, DVD Burner, Wireless-N, and More for $469 plus $8 Shipping!.

Offer: $469 (plus just $8 shipping) after $80 discount gets you this 14" Dell Vostro 1014 laptop with 2.1Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 w/VT, 3GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB hard drive, 8x DVD+/-RW DL, 802.11b/g/n wireless, 2MP webcam, 6-cell LiOh battery, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, and a 1 year warranty. This 2-day deal expires 6/25/10 at 7AM CT.

Deal of the Day: 14 Dell Vostro 1014 Laptop with Core 2 Duo, 3GB Memory, 250GB HD, DVD Burner, Wireless-N, and More for $469 plus $8 Shipping | TweakTown.com

Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

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Download of the Day: Fences 1.01

By Steve Dougherty | Software | Jun 24, 2010 03:20 am CDT

Our Download of the Day today is Fences 1.01.

Fences is a program that helps you organize your desktop, and can hide your icons when they're not in use. A "Fence", a term coined by this program, is an icon group on your desktop. Fences is an add-on to your desktop, not a replacement.

• Rope off your desktop

Fences allows you to create shaded areas on your desktop that you can place icons in. You can label them however you wish, and move/resize them anywhere on the desktop. Pre-included layouts help speed the process for new users.

•See your wallpaper again! Quickly hide & show all your icons with an easy double-click

Double click blank space on your desktop, and all your icons will fade out. Double click again, and they’ll return. We think this feature is so useful and unique, that we’ve applied for a patent on it. You can even pick icons and individual Fences to exclude!

Download of the Day: Fences 1.01 | TweakTown.com

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Thursday Morning Roundup for June 24, 2010

By Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Jun 24, 2010 02:44 am CDT

The latest happenings from around the web - 24/06/2010

Systems

- Goodbye Mac Mini, Hello Shuttle X350 / XS35 @ ComputingonDemand

- Samsung N210 Netbook @ CCEReviews

Video/Monitor

- Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 SLI vs. ATI Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire @ Techspot

- 23" ASUS VH232H 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor @ Bonafide Reviews

- FireStream 9370, 9350 bring Cypress computing to servers @ Tech Report

- MSI GeForce GTX 465 Twin Frozr II Video Card @ Techpowerup

- Industry Dirt: GTX 460 Saves Bacon and a Trip to Southern Islands @ PC Perspective

- Sapphire Radeon 5670 Ultimate @ Pureoverclock

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Android 2.2 "Froyo" released to developers

By Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Jun 23, 2010 10:07 pm CDT
Android 2.2 Froyo released to developers | TweakTown.com

It looks like the countdown to Froyo has officially begun. The Android Developers site has released the Android 2.2 "Froyo" platform source code today for developers to start tinkering with on their mobile devices. This is a good sign that shows that the update to the Android OS is ready for public consumption as the SDK will be able to be modified, played with, and optimized for the many handset that we are hoping to see it hit upon official release.

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