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Happy Geek Pride Day

Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated on 25 May. The date was chosen as to commemorate the release of the first Star Wars film on 25 May 1977, but shares the same day as three other similar fan 'holidays' - Towel Day, for fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy by Douglas Adams, one possible date of Star Wars Day, and the Glorious 25 May, for fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

Oldest Computer & Owner Couple Sweepstakes

At Crucial.com, we want to celebrate those who have had a long-lasting relationship with their computer. We are on the hunt for some of the most enduring computer & owner couples. And we’re offering a rockin’ prize for the randomly selected winner from the US or Canada – a new addition to your computer family: a brand new Asus Eee PC T101MT Multi-touch Tablet PC… maxed out with 2GB of Crucial memory, of course! Details here: http://www.crucial.com/research

DiRT 3 free with HIS IceQ X Video Cards

TODAY HIS is pleased to bring you an exciting game bundle for our valued customers who purchase HIS IceQ X Series graphics cards.  Starting in Mid-June 2011, any customer who purchases qualifying HIS IceQ X Series graphics cards will receive a DiRT® 3™ full game coupon (US$59.99 value). 

To thank you for our customer’s continued support, our HIS 6770 IceQ X to 6970 IceQ models will be bundled with DiRT® 3™ game coupon while other HIS 6000 models will be released in game version and standard version. Enjoy your immersive game experience with our HIS IceQ X Series graphics cards.

Windows will run on ARM by Christmas

"Word on the street is that Windows based tablets which can use ARM processors will be in the shops by the end of 2011. According to Digitimes the lack of system performance will mean that the platform will be mainly used for targeting the tablet PC market. Quoting sources from notebook players, Digitimes said that there are several problems which need to be solved with the idea and most notebook makers are wary about it."

Users Want Matte LCDs While Glossy Screens Dominate

"A survey of PC Pro readers suggests PC makers are out of touch when it comes to glossy vs matte screens. Almost three quarters of those surveyed said they preferred matte screens despite laptop makers moving almost exclusively to glossy screens. ... Why is the industry hell-bent on not giving customers what they want?"

SSDs last longer

"One of the criticisms of SSDs is that they are not as reliable in the long term, however that appears to be starting to change.

Intel have announced that it is increasing the warranty on its Intel SSD 320 from three to five years. This would be the first time a consumer SSD has been given a warranty length that matches that of a conventional hard drives. Before now, you could get a lengthy warranties for an SSD but only if you used an enterprise drive which would set you back an arm or a leg."

The post-PC era is happening, but not yet at the expense of PCs

"Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently roused some criticism for declaring the iPad to be the harbinger of a "post-PC" era. Market research firms seem to disagree with Jobs' proclamation; Gartner thinks he may be right, suggesting tablets are eating into PC sales, while NPD thinks slow PC sales have nothing to do with iPads.

Special Edition Lian Li PC-U6 Cowry Mid-Tower Chassis

10 May 2011, Keelung, Taiwan  – Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd, maker of high-end, all-aluminum computer chassis since 1983, today launches the all-new and extremely stylish special edition PC-U6 Cowry: an all-black, PC case with design characteristics of a seashell. This unique PC chassis provides users with a computer case that exhibits personality and craftsmanship while breaking free of simply being a box to house components.

UPDATED: $20/Month Google Chrome Notebooks on the Horizon

"Reports now say Google is preparing to announce a game-changing price point tomorrow regarding its Chrome notebooks. According to Forbes, Google will announce a $20-a-month package for students that includes both the hardware and internet access, in what "is almost certainly a precursor to an enterprise offering."

"Small and medium-sized businesses are banging on our doors to get something like this," the unnamed Google executive and source of the story said.

Internet bandwidth cap is pure evil

So you're paying a fortune for your Internet access and it's fast, but it's capped. I'm with Rogers (Robbers) here in Canada and I'm paying for their fastest service, but it's capped at 175GB? Make sense? NO. Why would their fastest premium service have a low bandwidth cap of only 175GB. The same reason all over their services have a cap, to GOUGE their customers and make massive profits. Well, I'm dropping Roger and going to try TekSavvy. What's your feeling on this?

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