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Video Review #552: SilenX 400W 0dBA Luxurae Power Supply

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Video Review #553: Thermaltake PurePower 350W Fanless Heatpipe Power Supply

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Video Review #554: Aspire X-Plorer Steel Case

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PCI Express 3.0 delayed

PCI SIG has decided to delay the release of the PCI Express 3.0 specification until the second quarter of 2010. This means that any products that will ship with the new specification won't be released until 2011 According to PC Magazine. PCI Express 3.0 was supposed to be released this year, with products due about a year after the spec's release, or in 2010.


Texture Streaming

Gamers have been screaming for better graphics in recent years, Crysis took next gen graphics to the next level but if you didn’t have a $500+ graphics card in you rig then you were going to struggle to play Crysis even at medium graphics levels.


Cataclysm hits World of Warcraft

Pretty much exactly as predicted, Blizzard Entertainment announced the next expansion for World of Warcraft Friday afternoon during the opening ceremonies for its annual Blizzcon convention in Anaheim, Calif. Called Cataclysm, the next expansion will, among other features, raise the character level cap to 85, introduce two new playable character races, and involve a wholesale refresh of Azeroth, the setting for the original World of Warcraft game released back in 2004...


Corsair® Launches Full Range of DDR3 Memory for CoreTM i5 and CoreTM i7 Lynnfield Processors

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 21, 2009 — Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced that is has launched a full range of dual-channel performance DDR3 memory products, designed for Intel Core i5-750, Core i7-870, and Core i7-860 “Lynnfield” processors.


Social networking is worse than almost everything else

ACCORDING TO FIGURES published by web insecurity firm ScanSafe, more employers block social notworking websites than almost any other type of Internet content. ScanSafe said the crimes they are a-changing and these days time idled away posting profile snaps and pithy status updates is considered worse than time spent on websites related to banking, sports, shopping and weapons.


Microsoft releases new Movie Maker, shows HD webcam

Microsoft has released their latest version of Windows Live Movie Maker. The new release has a simplified, more focused feature-set and excludes infrequently used tools. Users can upload videos directly to YouTube and Facebook, burn files straight to DVD, play videos on HDTVs, and save in a wide spectrum of resolutions, including 480i, 720i, 720p and 1080p.


iPhone 3GS capable of 720p, 1080p hi-def playback?

A forum post to Chinese-language site weiphone.com (Translated Link) indicates that the iPhone 3GS is capable of playing back both 720p and 1080p video encoded in H.264 through the built-in video player, suggesting that Apple is currently placing arbitrary limits on the device, either to preserve battery life or keep its functionality more consistent with that of prior iPhone OS devices. Using the free document storage and viewing application FileAid, forum member fridtear was able to circumvent

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Twitter gets ready to add geolocation features

Location-based Twitter projects are tough to pull off, because whatever's in the location field of a user's profile could be completely made up, if the user enters anything at all. There's no reliable way to know where a tweet is coming from. Twitter wants to change that, though, and they've got a geolocation team working on an API that will let app developers map your tweets.


The Viliv X70 is finally available and shipping from Dynamism

I loved the Viliv X70. It’s a great UMPC and it’s finally available for public consumption from Dynamism. The pre-orders took a little longer to ship than expected, but now that those are done, the X70 is available for everyone. Better yet, you can expect it to ship out the same day you place your order. Now, the smaller, but still hot, S5 is a different story.