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Noctua New NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler

on Mon, Nov 9, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

Noctua today announced a new special edition of its popular NH-U9B premium cooler, which is renowned for providing excellent quiet cooling performance in a compact package that lends itself to use in HTPCs or smaller cases. The new NH-U9B SE2 now comes with two of Noctua’s award-winning NF-B9 92mm fans and adds support for LGA1156 as well as LGA1366 via the latest SecuFirm2™...

Intel’s Firmware Bricking SSDs

on Fri, Nov 6, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

A few weeks ago, Intel pulled a firmware update the day after it came out because many users running 64-bit Windows 7 found that it bricked their SSDs. The good news though is that Intel has acknowledged and replicated the bug and is working on a fix. The bad news? There’s no timeline for when the fix will come out.d their SSDs. ...

Motherboards Equipped USB 3.0 and Sata 6GBPS

on Fri, Nov 6, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

The first capable motherboards are now available for purchase. Asus and Gigabyte were both known to be working on new boards earlier this summer and both companies are now shipping their latest models. Asus is shipping two boards, one with a P55 chipset, and the other with an X58. Due to the single lane bandwidth bottleneck of the P55 chipset, Asus uses a bridge chip (PLX8613)...

How To Buy a Power Supply Unit

on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

An efficient power supply unit (PSU) is the heart of your computer system. You will have fewer problems adding new components to your rig and fewer quirks in getting them to run properly if you start with the right power supply. More importantly, you’ll reduce the risk of a catastrophic failure that could take your system and your data with it. But unlike CPUs, motherboards,...

Comcast announces new bandwidth throttling

on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

The two-tiered system is put on alert if either more than 70 percent of your max bandwidth (downstream or upstream) is used for more than 15 minutes or if your particular Cable Modem Termination System gets congested and it decides that you’re partially responsible. Should you run afoul of the traffic warden, expect to find yourself down-throtted for at least 15 minutes,...

Dell Adamo XPS

on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

The Dell Adamo XPS. The 9.99 mm thin notebook, which will be shipping in time for the holidays, will inevitably be compared to Apple’s Macbook Air and no doubt it is thinner, but the starting $1,800 price tag won’t make it cheaper. Measuring 13.4 x 10.8 x 0.4-inches and tipping the scales to 3.2 pounds.  glossy 13.4-inch 1266 x 768 resolution display. The notebook only...

My Top Five Xbox 360 Games for 2009

on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

5. Halo 3: ODST – Release Date: October 26 2009 Halo 3, ODST is going to allow gamers to take control of a UNSC Orbital Drop Shock Trooper in the Halo franchise. The storyline of Halo 3: ODST follows the events that lead up to Halo 3, so this title is going to serve as a prequel of sorts to explain what happened between Halo 2 and Halo 3.   4. Assassin’s...

Latest Mac OS X 10.6.2 Beta Build Brings Back Atom Support

on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

Well, it looks like reports that Apple might be killing Atom support in the next Snow Leopard update may have been slightly overblown, as the latest developer build of OS X 10.6.2 has apparently restored support for the processor. According to users at OS X Daily, Apple have blocked Atom processors from running OS X 10.6.2 correctly, in a move that is being seen as a strike...

First USB 3.0 flash drive

on Wed, Nov 4, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

Super Talent first usb 3.0 drive is promising transfer rates of up to 320MB/sec when relying on a separate UAS Protocol driver with a USB 3.0 port. If you’re using a stock USB 3.0 socket, you’ll see speeds as high as 200MB/sec, while those bold enough to slam this into a USB 2.0 connector will see it slow to USB 2.0 speeds. There’s no mention of a price or...

Apple’s App Store now holds over 100,000 apps

on Wed, Nov 4, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

Apple has announced that its App Store now holds over 100,000 apps.”The App Store, now with over 100,000 applications available, is clearly a major differentiator for millions of iPhone and iPod touch customers around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The iPhone SDK created the first great...

AT&T sues Verizon over ‘there’s a map for that’ ads

on Tue, Nov 3, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

AT&T Inc. took offense to Verizon Wireless’s latest advertising campaign, claiming in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the commercials falsely suggest the wireless carrier has coverage gaps. Verizon Wireless, which is jointly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group Plc, has jumped on mounting criticism of AT&T’s coverage and its ability to handle...

Razer Goliathus Gaming Mouse Pad

on Tue, Nov 3, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

The Razer Goliathus comes in two types the Speed and the Control and three sizes they are Alpha,Omega and the Standard. I have the Omega- Control Edition it’s not like some plastic pad were the mouse would not track. The Razer Goliathus Control Edition greatly enhances the precision and tactile response of gaming-grade mice and also improves just basic mouses too. When...

Razer Moray In-Ear Headphones

on Tue, Nov 3, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

If you’re in the market for an in-ear headset, look no further than the Razer Moray. The Razer Moray is an audio device designed for gamers who enjoy music and being engrossed in a game’s audio. The packaging for the Razer Moray incorporates a carrying case with netting. This can be used to store the ear buds, airplane adapter, and ear bud cushions. The Performance...

Verizon announces early store openings for Droid launch

on Tue, Nov 3, 2009 | By Christopher Allega

Verizon Wireless stores would be cracking their doors open early to deal with people ready to pick up the first-ever Android 2.0 device. Over 2,000 retail locations will open at either 7AM or 8AM local time to field orders for the DROID, though VZW mall stores will all open at their regular time. You should check with your local store to see exactly when they’ll open. ...


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