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Skype enables group video calling in new beta

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: May 14, 2010 8:32 am

Another beta update from Skype this week has introduced a promised feature that many people have been excited about for a while; group video calling.


This enables the user to enable up to five other Skype members webcams at the same time, giving support for five-way video calls. Of course, both a decent PC and speedy internet connection are required by every user in the call.




While the feature is free in the new beta, Skype says in the future it will become a premium service, requiring payment for the upgrade. Two-way chating and voice only services will of course remain free.

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NVIDIA GTX 465 specs and benchmarks leak out

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 14, 2010 7:44 am

After finding out yesterday when NVIDIA plans to officially release its third GTX 400 series graphics card in the GTX 465 (when Computex kicks off), a sample has already made its way into the hands of some Chinese folks over at eNet.


As such, they had shared out some interesting info about the card with screenshots of the NV driver control panel that reveal some of the key specs as well as taking it for a spin in several benchmarks to give an idea of expected performance.




Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the sneak peek appears to have been pulled since. However, the folks over at Tech Report were quick to get the scoop on all the interesting bits about the card before this occured.

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AMD Vision based Wind U250 spotted from MSI

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: May 14, 2010 6:54 am

At a recent AMD event in Paris a tidy little CULV based notebook was on display from MSI based on the new AMD Vision mobile platform with an Athlon II Neo K325 dual core processor nestled inside running at 1.3GHz.




The notebook falls into MSI's Wind series, using a 12.1-inch display with a native resolution of 1366x768. Other known specs include DX 10.1 integrated graphics, 4GB of system memory and a 320GB HDD.




The Wind U250 is expected to be released sometime this summeer. It will come with Windows 7 pre-installed.

Download of the Day: Pidgin 2.7.0

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: May 14, 2010 6:08 am

Our Download of the Day today is Pidgin 2.7.0.


Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.


Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems.


Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.

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Deal of the Day: MSI X600 Notebook with 15.6" Display, 4GB of Memory, 320GB Hard Drive and Windows 7 for $529.99 with Free Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: May 14, 2010 5:26 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the - MSI X600 Notebook with 15.6" Display, 4GB of Memory, 320GB Hard Drive and Windows 7 for $529.99 with Free Shipping.


Offer: Considered one of the lightest and thinnest in its class, this ultraportable laptop still gives you a 15.6" display with a widescreen 1366x768 resolution. It weighs under 4.8lbs (even with the 6 cell battery) and This model features the ATI Radeon HD 4330 512MB video, 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, 320GB hard drive, HDMI, a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Solo ultra low voltage processor, an EXTERNAL dual layer DVD+/-RW drive (choose whether you want to take it with you or not), 802.11b/g/n, 6 cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium. Just 6 months ago, this laptop was pushing $700+, now it's just $529.99 with shipping included.

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Michael Dell demos Streak mobile internet device

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 14, 2010 3:15 am



Michael Dell gave the keynote speech at the Citrix Synergy Conference and topped it off with a full minute sneak preview of the new Streak mobile internet device which has been rumored for months. This was the first public demo f the 5 inch long device and Dell advised the device will become available starting in June.


This mobile internet device features built in WiFI, Bluetooth, and wireless WAN capabilities as well as an 800 by 480 touchscreen display and 5 megapixel dual LED camera. It will run the latest Android OS.


Dell made the Streak look like a mighty capable device during the preview. As he showed off the Streak he stated, "The device we use to access our information shouldn't matter anymore.

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ioSafe planning release of crush resistant hard drive

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 13, 2009 2:06 pm

ioSafe sent us a teaser about its upcoming plans for the CES trade show in Las Vegas next month and how they intend to crush everyone with bulldozers.


No no, I mean how they intend to show off their upcoming external hard drive that is not only fire proof and water resistant, but also crush resistant.


We already reviewed their ioSafe Solo External Hard Drive with Disaster Protection back in October this year and Chris found it to be rather impressive.




Above is the teaser image they included in the email. You get the idea - this should be a really fun demo at the show!

Corsair Intros New DDR2-800 Low Latency Offerings

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 28, 2006 4:22 am

A couple more low latency DDR2 kits have just been added to Corsair's lineup, these are the TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 kits which fit into Corsair's XMS PRO and XMS XPERT product families respectively. Both kits operate with latencies of 4-4-4-12.


Grab Corsair's official PR here for further details.



Fremont, CA (June 27, 2006) -Corsair® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today announced the introduction of two new DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. Designed with the advanced users in mind who demand performance, aesthetics and functionary in one package, the new TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 memory kits are optimized for the current AMD® socket AM2 platform and the upcoming Intel® platform.


Joining the growing XMS DDR2 product line, Corsair's TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 are aimed at gamers and enthusiasts who demand low latencies of 4-4-4-12 at standard 800MHz frequency. The Corsair XMS product family now offers complete performance-oriented DDR2 solutions ranging from the classic XMS to the PRO and the XPERT in a variety of speeds and densities.

Antec P180 Chassis Now In Black

By: TweakTown Staff | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 21, 2006 3:11 am

Just a quick note from Antec letting us know that their P180 Performance One Chassis is now available in black. The P180 product page with all the details on this very nice case can be located here folks.


Just to let you know, Antec has released its P180 case in black - expanding the options for users to modify the style of their systems for a sleek, uniform appearance.


The case contains all the standard features of the original silver P180. These features include the innovative dual chambers to isolate the power supply and CPU in separate cooling zones, sound-deadening three-layer side panels and eleven drive bays for maximum expandability. The chassis supports up to standard ATX motherboards, and features a highly configurable cooling system


Antec's P180B is available for $169.