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Corsair expands chassis line-up with 600T Graphite mid-tower

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Mon, May 31 2010 7:50 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - They say that looks can be deceiving and Corsair's whole thing with its new 600T Graphite mid-tower computer case is that its mid sized on the outside, but full sized on the inside.

Corsair has taken the fundamentals of its previous generation cases such as the 800D and 700D and applied it to the 600T which it is officially launching today. It takes many of the features we like with the 800D such as the smartly designed inside panel cable management and more, but then adds in some new changes.

For one, one of the drive bay racks can be removed providing support for video cards up to 15-inches in length. You can also remove the top extracting 200mm fan and replace it with a 2 x 120mm radiator and fans which as mentioned it pretty rare for a case of this size.

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Corsair intros AX Gold PSUs and Airflow Pro RAM LED meters

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Mon, May 31 2010 7:50 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Yesterday we visited the folks over at Corsair at their suite at the Grand Hyatt and they were showing off a range of new products which improve on its usual suspects that we have came to known over the years.

First up we got an introduction from Jim regarding Corsair's brand new Airflow Pro which is a parametric display that is able to hook to the RAM by means of a simple link cable that is able to detect things like RAM temperature and usage. It is able to visually monitor up to six memory modules from the single meter, so all you folks out there run triple-channel memory setups are all set to go.

Secondly Jim gave us a run-down on Corsair's also brand new line-up of AX Professional Series Gold power supply units which as the name would suggest are 80 Plus Gold certified. They have all sorts of good stuff going on inside that are said to dramatically decrease the ripple effect and provide a very solid and stable system with its use of high-end parts that are usually reserved for server level power units.

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Thinner Kindle coming in August

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Mon, May 31 2010 7:10 PM CDT
Thinner Kindle coming in August | TweakTown.com

According to a couple of unidentified sources in the know, Amazon is planning on releasing a new version of their Kindle e-reader sometime in August. While the details are sketchy due to the nature of the info, the device is said to be thinner, have a sharper picture, and a faster interface with quicker page turn times. A touchscreen and color LCD are not in the cards for this device, as previous reports say that these options for the Kindle are still in the lab and not yet ready for prime time.

With a ton of new tablets on the horizon and the iPad now a global phenomenon with Friday's international launch, the Kindle may not be bringing enough to the table with the newest iteration of their popular e-reader if these specs are to be believed. Then again, with a competitive price point and a sleeker design it could be a surprise contender for those that don't need all the flash of the high end tablet products. Hopefully more official details will shed more light.

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Asus Eee Pad unveiled at Computex

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Mon, May 31 2010 5:56 PM CDT
Asus Eee Pad unveiled at Computex | TweakTown.com

Lucky Computex attendees were there to watch as Asus CEO Jerry Shen unveiled the Asus Eee Pad, the latest challenger to the iPad's stranglehold on the tablet market. The big brother of Asus' Eee Tablet, which is less functional and meant to be marketed more towards the e-reader segment, the Eee Pad is a fully functional and connected tablet with a 10 or 12 inch screen, an Intel CULV Core 2 Duo processor under the hood, and Windows 7 as its OS of choice.

Asus' new tablets also boast full Wifi connectivity, 10 hours of battery life, and can also be used as a full-featured PC via a keyboard docking station. While pricing and release date have not yet been released, Shen is confident this product will appeal to a high range of consumers. "We envision a different kind of usage scenario," Shen said. "You can be both a premier professional and a housewife."

Cam, Chris, and more of the gang from TweakTown are on hand at Computex, so keep your eyes peeled here for more information.

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Dell Streak's Gorilla Glass display: Is it as durable as advertised?

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Mon, May 31 2010 5:01 PM CDT

Receiving a prototype of a cool new mobile device to go through the features and toys would be enough to keep most of us happy and occupied. The folks at Engadget think a little bit differently though. When they were told that the 5 inch Gorilla Glass display, made by Corning, was said to stand up to darn near anything the average consumer could throw at it, they decided to throw caution to the wind and put it to the test.

While they didn't exactly take a sledgehammer to the Streak or run a knock off of "Will it Blend?", this is a fairly impressive display, especially to the tech geeks like me who have small children and can see something like this happening to our own toys. You can almost hear the Streak chuckling at the tester banging on it with the pen with only a few ink spots left for his effort. Hopefully Corning's Gorilla Glass can catch on with more MIDs and help me take "will my kids destroy it?" out of the equation when shopping for a tablet or smartphone.

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Good news: Skype 2.0 for iPhone released

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Mon, May 31 2010 3:48 PM CDT
Good news: Skype 2.0 for iPhone released | TweakTown.com

Skype and iPhone fans rejoice: Skype 2.0 for iPhone has finally been released. After, like many things in the tech world, being looked forward to and pushed back for a few months, 3G Skype-to Skype calls are now ready to go. This news does not come without a catch though; apparently starting in August there will be a "small monthly fee" for these calls. Here's the list of upgrades and goodies from the iTunes site:

Upgrades / improvements include:

- Call using your 3G connection. Skype-to-Skype calls on 3G are free until at least end of August 2010, after which there will be a small monthly fee (operator charges for data will still apply).

- Near CD-quality sound for Skype-to-Skype calls using wideband audio (SILK codec) on iPhone 3GS and 2nd generation iPod touch.

- Enhanced call quality indicator.

- Improved start-up time.

- Fast access to the dial pad from iPhone home screen.now available.

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Sanyo DMX-CA100 camcorder unveiled

Shane McGlaun | | Mon, May 31 2010 2:04 PM CDT

Sanyo has been making cameras in its Xacti line for years now. The camcorders are small and compact and take both video and still shots. Sanyo has announced its latest camera in the Xacti line called the DMX-CA100.

Sanyo DMX-CA100 camcorder unveiled | TweakTown.com

The new camera is set to ship in June at an undisclosed price. The camera is the first waterproof full HD camera on the market. It can record full 1080p HD video under water at up to three meters in depth.

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NVIDIA's Future is so Bright...

Chris Ramseyer | Gaming | Mon, May 31 2010 1:05 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - ... they gotta wear shades. Sometimes I just can't help myself but then again neither could NVIDIA today. Starting off a keynote speech asking for a moment to reflect on your technological achievements isn't a really bad way to kick things off, unless it's everyone's job in the room to already know everything you have accomplished.

NVIDIA's Future is so Bright... 01 | TweakTown.com

Things have to be tough for the Green Team as of late and by starting off saying that we are going to look back only tells me you don't have a lot to say about your future. At that point I had a feeling it was going to be a show with a few prop tossed in. Here we see the NVIDIA CEO having a bit of a scripted conversation with ASUS' CEO. Not a bad prop to be able to call on.

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ARM confirms Eagle as next-gen chip for high-end devices

Shane McGlaun | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Mon, May 31 2010 1:04 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - A few months back there was a leaked ARM roadmap that showed a new high-end chip on the horizon for mobile devices called Eagle. We haven't heard much more about the chip with the Eagle code name.

ARM confirms Eagle as next-gen chip for high-end devices | TweakTown.com

Computex is underway this week and the chip codenamed Eagle has been confirmed as the next generation core for high-end devices and platforms to be coming from the company. ARM has processors inside a myriad of devices ranging from tablets to smartphones and other devices.

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New Gigabyte Server Boards Will Offer Enhanced Storage

Chris Ramseyer | Storage | Mon, May 31 2010 12:22 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Gigabyte has two products that they will not be showing on the show floor but will have on hand for private eyes. Since my focus has been on the storage market for the last couple of years now I spotted these gems right away and thought about the possibilities all day.

New Gigabyte Server Boards Will Offer Enhanced Storage 01 | TweakTown.com

With 24 memory slots this unnamed workstation / server board has a lot of potential for many things but what is interesting here is the 4x SAS connector in the back that would allow connection to an AIC MiniBOD right out of the box without the need for an additional HBA add in controller.

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