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Deal of the Day: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Cosmic Night (06514FU) Tablet Netbook - $399 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: May 17, 2010 2:50 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Cosmic Night (06514FU) Tablet Netbook - $399 Shipped Free!.

 

Offer: The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Cosmic Night 06514FU is a netbook, but it's also a convertible tablet PC! Right now, Lenovo has this amazing netbook for just $399 with free shipping!

 

- 10.1" SD LED Glare and Multi-touch 1024x600

- 1.66GHz Intel ATOM Processor N450

- 1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz

- 160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive

- 4 Cell Lithium-Ion

- Windows 7 Starter

 

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Weekend Roundup for May 16, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: May 17, 2010 1:16 am

The latest happenings from around the web - 16/05/2010

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard @ Techwarelabs

- ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 Express Motherboard @ PC Stats

- ASRock H55DE3 LGA 1156 ATX Motherboard @ PC Perspective

- Sapphire Pure Mini 785G AM3: Multimedia Mobo of Decent Performance @ InsideHW

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The robotic car that drives like James Bond - Gizmag's week in emerging technology

By: Gizmag | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: May 15, 2010 12:44 am

Computers will eventually out-think, out-perform and out-drive humans and this clip of autonomous supervehicle Stanley performing a spectacular James Bond-style parking manoeuvre shows just how far we've come.

 

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While not quite as spectacular, another innovative slice of automotive tech we have covered this week might turn out to be just as significant. It's the D-Drive infinitely variable transmission and as Loz Blain explains in our in-depth video, it could have huge implications in everything from cars, motorcycles...

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AMD Phenom II X4 960T not cancelled after all says rumor

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: May 14, 2010 7:12 pm

When we start hearing rumors about rumors, things get a bit dicey. There was a rumor going around that the AMD Phenom II X4 960T CPU had been cancelled. This was bad news for fans looking for a bargain priced CPU for overclocking.

 

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eTeknix reports that the CPU has not been cancelled according to its sources. The sources are claiming that the CPU has been delayed rather than cancelled outright.

 

The sources were unable to shed any light on when the CPU might make it to retail. Exactly why the CPU is delayed is unknown. Perhaps AMD wants to give its new X6 time to sell or maybe there is some sort of issue. Who knows, AMD certainly isn't talking.

Wacom DU-2231 and DTU-1631 pen enabled displays break cover

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 14, 2010 6:06 pm

Wacom has been making pen tablets and pen enabled displays for specialty industries for a long time. The company makes displays aimed at the professional designer and medical industries. The screens let artists draw directly on the screen and doctors can do things like make notations directly on digital x-rays.

 

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Wacom has unveiled a pair of new pen-enabled displays called the DTU-2231 and the DTU-1631. Both are interactive pen displays and are aimed at presenters and other uses. The 2231 is a 21.5-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and the 1631 is a 15.6-inch screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution.

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iBUYPOWER LAN Warrior II debuts

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: May 14, 2010 5:04 pm

iBUYPOWER is not as well known in the gaming and enthusiast PC world as the likes of Velocity Micro and Alienware. The good news with that is the machines at iBUYPOWER are much cheaper than what you would pay at some of the larger boutique PC makers.

 

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iBUYPOWER has announced a new gaming rig that is packed inside the new mATX chassis from NZXT called the Vulcan. The small machine isn't small on power or options though. It can be fitted with up to 24GB of RAM and various Intel Core i7 CPUs.

 

The chassis has room for a pair of ATI HD 5970 or GTX 480 video cards. It has four 3.5-inch bays and a pair of external drive bays. Power for the rig is up to 1200W and the machine has a carry handle for schlepping it back and forth to the LAN party.

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Corsair shatters dual-channel memory frequency record for AMD CPUs

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: RAM | Posted: May 14, 2010 4:04 pm

Corsair is a huge part of the memory market for computers of all types for enthusiasts and gamers. The company makes all sorts of gear like flash drives and power supplies in addition to PC memory. Corsair is always out to prove its memory is tops and the company has announced that it has broken a record.

 

Corsair reports that it has broken the world record for dual-channel memory on AMD Phenom II processors. The record breaking run was made on a machine using Dominator GTX4 Memory, a Hydro Series H50 CPU cooler, and a Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition CPU.

 

Corsair was able to get the RAM to run stable at 2287.6MHz and the record setting run was independently validated. That is some fast memory for sure. The board in the record setting PC was an ASUS Crosshair IV Formula.

Patriot Inferno SSD is blazing fast

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: May 14, 2010 3:02 pm

Patriot was talking up its Inferno SSD back during CES and the drive is now ready to go with a new SandForce controller. The SSD promises some impressive performance numbers for the user looking to get into a decent capacity SSD.

 

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Patriot specially screens the MLC NAND flash ships that are used to make the 100GB and 200GB inferno SSDs. Both of the drives use the same SandForce DuraClass technology controller for faster boot times and data access.

 

The drive has wear leveling technology and promise sequential read speed of 285MB/s and sequential write of 275MB/s. There is no official world on pricing at this time.

Software modder GenL gives MSAA support for ATI owners in Batman: Arkham Asylum

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 14, 2010 9:54 am

Annoyed about the lack of multisample anti-aliasing in Batman: Arkham Asylum with your Radeon graphics card? Be annoyed no more, for GenL of the NGOHQ forums has managed to create a patch that works flawlessly in giving the ability and apparently it's rock solid with no side effects.

 

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After implementing this patch, the message shown above should be gone for good and all levels of MSAA will be available. It's been verified as working properly in XP, Vista and Vista, both 32 and 64-bit.

 

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For instructions on how to install it, head over to the source, which is also where you'll find the download link.

Get a good gaming fix on your ultraportable

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 14, 2010 9:08 am

On the hunt for an addictive game that's not too taxing on performance for your CULV notebook with Intel graphics? - Geoff Gasior of Tech Report has found a gem with a game called Darwinia that he's been soaking up on his little Aspire 1810TZ for a while and explains why he feels it's a great game ideally suited to the ultraportable platform.

 

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The world of Darwinia is a virtual themepark, running entirely inside a computer network and populated by a sentient evolving life form called the Darwinians. Unfortunately Darwinia has been overrun by a computer virus which has multiplied out of control. Your task is to destroy the Viral Infection and save the Darwinians from extinction.

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