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Customer possibly shipped a GTX 465 by mistake

By Don Lynn | Video Cards | May 20, 2010 11:14 pm CDT

There are very few times in life where getting something that's supposedly worse that what you ordered is a good thing. Receiving a video card that has not even been released yet could be one of those times. Imagine the surprise of the guy who was possibly shipped a Galaxy GTX 465, which is not slated for release until June 1st, instead of the GTX 470 he ordered.

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He apparently became suspicious when he installed the card and the NVIDIA drivers would not take and he had to change the device id to get it to install. The card identifies with the reported GTX 465's lowered clocks and 1024mb of RAM.

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Foxconn's Tegra 2 tablet test driven

By Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | May 20, 2010 10:48 pm CDT

Rumors began swirling about an NVIDIA branded tablet at CES back in January, but nothing solid had been released. The folks at Engadget have managed to lay their hands on one of these Android powered prototypes and got to take it for a spin.

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The Tegra-2 powered tablet is manufactured by Foxconn and sports an 8.9" WSVGA screen, a 1ghz ARM Cortex 9 CPU, and 1GB of RAM. It also features a front facing camera. The tablet was not seen booting into standard Android's full UI, it was only used running a 3D football title to show off the graphics punch this tablet has to offer. I guess the only question besides price and release date is the age old one: "Will it run Crysis?"

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Android 2.2 becomes official

By Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | May 20, 2010 10:08 pm CDT

Google's I/O conference in California promised t be a hotspot for tech junkies with a lot of announcements, and they did not disappoint. Today Google officially announced the release of Android 2.2, codenamed "Froyo." A lot has been leaked about the speed and features of Android's newest OS but nothing had been made official until today.

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Google, stating today that their partners were selling 100,000 new handsets per day, verified a lot of the rumors about Froyo's functionality. They reported it would be the world's fastest mobile browser, ensured Adobe Flash 10.1 support, the ability to make an Android phone a WiFi hotspot, and data tethering. The new V8 Javascript engine, compiler, and APIs and services will give developers plenty of fun new toys to tinker with.

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iPad outselling Macs; nipping at iPhone's heels

By Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | May 20, 2010 09:08 pm CDT
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Apple's iPad is popular. While this is not exactly news, the data shown that Apple's iPad is selling 200,000 units a week while Macs are only pacing 110,000 a week is. The new tablet is outselling the rest of the Mac lineup combined and nipping at the heels of the 245,000 units per week the iPhone are garnering according to a report by RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky.

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Samsung bracing for huge growth in smartphone market

By Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | May 20, 2010 07:52 pm CDT
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Lee-Woo-jong, vice president of marketing at Samsung Mobile Display, spoke at the Global Technology Summit and had confident words for the future of Samsung in the booming smartphone market. Samsung ranks as the largest display maker for mobile devices in the world and the biggest maker of the AM-OLED display screen that is becoming used more and more in next generation devices due to it being thinner, less power hungry, and having better image quality than previous generation models.

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Motion Computing unveils new rugged tablet computers

By Shane McGlaun | Laptops | May 20, 2010 04:42 pm CDT

Rugged computers are really important in many environments. For instance in the medical industry where users are up and moving around all day machines are prone to be dropped. This is the environment where you tend to find many rugged tablets because they can be used with one hand and are able to survive some drops.

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Motion Computing has announced a pair of new rugged tablet PCs with new features and more performance. The new models include the F5v Tablet PC and C5v MCA. Both of the machines are the first slate tablets to have Intel Core vPro processors inside.

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Poll Results - Who makes the best Internet browser?

By Cameron Wilmot | Software | May 20, 2010 03:50 pm CDT

We saw a better voting turn out this week - you folks lifted your game. Over 1,800 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you who makes the best Internet browser.

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Somewhat matching our website traffic reports (and in hindsight thinking this poll will be a little skewed), TweakTown readers voted that Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, make the best Internet browser. It took 51% of the votes compared to 47% of our readers who use Firefox to access this website.

In second place came Google for its Chrome browser and it ended up taking 24% of the votes compared to 15% of our readers who use Chrome here. Third place went to Opera for its browser who took 11% of the votes compared to the 5% of our readers who use Opera and Opera Mini.

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Intel Atom CE4100 to power upcoming Google TV boxes and televisions

By Cameron Wilmot | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | May 20, 2010 02:56 pm CDT

Even though Intel unveiled its Atom CE4100 formerly codenamed "Sodaville" processor some eight or nine months ago at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on September 24 last year, it still seems like it will be a little time yet before we see its mass adoption in the market.

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Through some careful digging on Intel's press pages, we have just discovered that the Intel Atom CE4100 media processor will power all of the upcoming Google TV boxes and televisions with the new web-TV enabling technology embedded.

Intel's Atom CE4100 part is built around 45nm process technology and is able to work at up to 1.2GHz. However, at this stage, it is unclear at what speed the chip will be required to run at for the Google TV application that is coming to a lounge room screen...

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Crucial Releases RealSSD C300 Firmware (again)

By Chris Ramseyer | Storage | May 20, 2010 02:44 pm CDT
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After a brief stumble with the first release of the firmware 0002 that left a handful of users locked out of their drives Crucial is ready to give it another go. An hour ago we recieved word that the new update tool is ready for mass consumption so users can update their RealSSD C300 drives to the latest 0002 FW that has working TRIM.

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