Intel offers some Sandy Bridge love to their partners

Subject: General Tech | February 14, 2011 - 01:11 PM |
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According to DigiTimes, today is the first day of mass production for the new and improved B3 version of P67/H67 boards, now shipping without the possibly faulty SATA ports.  By next week they will be shipping these new motherboards to ASUS and and Gigabyte in small quantities, though apparently not to MSI or others.  By April they expect to be in full swing, having replaced the early adopter's boards and filling the channel as well.

Source: Digitimes

Wake n Bacon, making mornings bright

Subject: General Tech | February 11, 2011 - 06:43 PM |
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Being a geek is an expensive hobby, from the mental and financial costs of staying on the bleeding edge to picking up the proper tools and software you need to test your machines and keep them running healthily.  One way to avoid bankrupting yourself is to keep a close eye on the PC Perspective Hot Deals Forum as well as the Trading Post, but how do you feel about the refurbished component dea

Antec jumps into the audio biz with their soundscience rockus3D 2.1 Speakers

Subject: General Tech | February 11, 2011 - 12:52 PM |
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Antec's new soundscience rockus 3D  2.1 Speaker set is comprised of a control pod, a subwoofer sporting passive radiator technology and a pair of interesting looking anodized aluminium satellites, combined with some proprietary DSP algorithms.  [H]ard|OCP contrasted their performance against Klipsch's Promedia 2.1 system as well as Corsair's recently released SP2500 2.1 system (

Source: [H]ard|OCP

The IE9 Release Candidate is here

Subject: General Tech | February 11, 2011 - 11:29 AM |
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Microsoft has been advertising the release of the IE9 RC to the world via many channels this morning.  Most will lead you to a site called Beauty of the Web where you can grab the RC in either a 32bit flavour or a 64bit flavour.  Download and install, wait through the inevitable reboot and you will be surfing the web with their newest browser.  It will not coexist peacefully with IE8 nor with WinXP and you can expect a few glitches, but happily it is uninstallable.

Source: Ars Technica

FUD News: Hacking with superphones edition

Subject: General Tech | February 10, 2011 - 11:12 AM |
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The Register looks at the downside of the miniUSB plug on the side of your superphone, which they define as the current generation of phone that is in all essences a shrunken but fully functional PC and not just something that can sort of browse the web.  That handy plug that lets you recharge your phone and copy files back and forth from a secure network to your very vulnerable phone.  Even better, with the power of a Tegra chip, one of the new ARM processors and their like, you ca

Source: The Register

Not counting expansions or Bad Company, Battlefield is beyond 3

Subject: General Tech | February 9, 2011 - 11:58 AM |
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Don't even count The Road to Rome and skip the game before it was officially Battlefield Something or other, even skip the online only version and you still end up with far more than 3 games bearing the Battlefield moniker than 3.   Regardless, that is the name of the new game and HEXUS has a trailer.

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Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Corsair 2.1 Audio: Hold the DRAM!

Corsair is a name well known in the industry for making high quality memory aimed at enthusiasts and high end applications. For the past few years they have expanded into other areas including cases, power supplies, and CPU coolers. The latest push is for computer audio, and the SP2500 is a hefty shot across the bow for the current competition.

Coolermaster continues to expand their lineup of mice with the Inferno

Subject: General Tech | February 8, 2011 - 03:45 PM |
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Not to be confused with their Spawn, the Inferno looks a little plainer without the bright red trim which is a good feature for those not wanting a flashy mouse.  It doesn't lack for controls, you can program five different DPI settings between 500 and 4000DPI and all five settings allow you to map the sensitivity of the X and Y axis separately along with support for both scripts and macros to be programmed to the 11 buttons. 

Source: Bjorn3D

An ARM roadmap from TI

Subject: General Tech | February 8, 2011 - 12:12 PM |
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Drop by AnandTech if you want a complex diagram of the new OMAP 5, a SoC which will be using a pair of 28nm Cortex A15s.  According to TI you can expect a 50% increase in processing power at the same clock speed compared to the previous generation A9.  The new OMAP 5 will also sport a pair of ARM Cortex M4 which should help speed video encoding and decoding.  If you are into these tiny stand alone systems then head over for a look under the hood.

Source: AnandTech

Bluetooth powered speakers

Subject: General Tech | February 7, 2011 - 04:37 PM |
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With a Bluetooth enabled laptop you can use that earpiece that normally talks to your phone to listen to audio, but it mostly remains underutilized.  A company by the name of iui Design has another idea for you, their BeLive Bluetooth portable speaker will let you share your audio and not have to use the built in speakers that are often not the best way to listen to a movie or song.  Techware Labs had a chance to check them out and were quite impressed with the quality, specificall