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My iPad tryst: I craved, I caved, I gave up

@ 2010/05/21 read/post comments(15)
Steve Jobs may blackball me for writing this, or even thinking it, but I think you should know: The iPad is useless. Beautiful, but useless. Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG Matrix 5870 Platinum

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ASUS is launching its new Radeon HD 5870 GPU based video card, the ASUS ROG Matrix 5870 Platinum Edition. ASUS has completely re-designed its 5870 to appeal to hardware enthusiasts and gamers alike, providing an incredible feature set with unprecedented… Go To Full Article

HP Creating Flexible, Solar Powered Watch For US Military

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It's no secret that the U.S. Forces get all sorts of cool gadget toys. But this one might be enough to make more than a few gadget enthusiasts really jealous. HP is crafting a one-of-a-kind flexible solar-powered commando watch for… Go To Full Article

Asus P7H55D-M EVO: Small LGA1156 Mainboard with Huge Functionality

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This is a review of a fully-functional microATX mainboard that has all necessary features and additional controllers, including USB 3.0. We will not only determine the performance improvement provided by this new interface, but will also check the mainboard performance… Go To Full Article

Intel Demos Working System Based on 48-Core Chip

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Intel Corp. recently demonstrated a system based on the experimental 48-core supercomputer on chip (SCC) processor. The system appears to look like just an ordinary personal computer and seems to operate flawlessly. Unfortunately, Intel share no benchmark numbers for the… Go To Full Article

Crucial C300, the return of the firmware

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As expected, Crucial has made available new firmware,version 002, for its C300 SSD. The update tool has been modified as the previous version made the SSD inaccessible to some users. Make sure you backup your data before the update, as… Go To Full Article

Prolimatech Readies Samuel 17 Low-Profile CPU Heatsink

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Prolimatech's latest creation is an HTPC-friendly low-profile CPU heatsink named Samuel 17, after the Biblical Old Testament chapter with the story of David and Goliath. The cooler uses a CPU base in which six nickel-plated copper heat pipes make direct… Go To Full Article

Is the iPad helping or hurting the Mac? No one is quite sure

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Apple is supposedly selling an astounding 200,000 iPads per week in the US, a number that is leaving current weekly Mac sales in the dust. This bold claim was made by analyst Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital Markets in a… Go To Full Article

US happy with 4Mbps baseline; Europe demands 30Mbps for all

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The grand master plan for European broadband is out, and one target leaves the United States in the digital dust—a goal of 30 Mbps "or above" for all Europeans by 2020. So says the European Commission's Digital Agenda for Europe,… Go To Full Article

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.3 Released

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TechPowerUp rolled out a new version of GPU-Z, the popular graphics sub-system diagnostic utility. Version 0.4.3 comes with a load of new features and stability updates. Highlights include full capability to monitor voltages on the GeForce GTX 480, a new… Go To Full Article

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