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Video Review #952: Abit IX38 QuadGT Socket 775 Motherboard

The Abit Abit IX38 QuadGT Socket 775 Motherboard is based on the Intel X38 Express / ICH9R Chipset and supports the latest 45nm Intel Dual and Quad Core processors. It accepts up to 8GBs of Dual channel DDR2 1066/800/667/533 Un-buffered Non-ECC memory. Has six SATA 3Gigabit/s connectors capable of RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10The board comes with 6 fan headers. This board also uses Solid State Capacitors and has five phase digital Pulse Width Modulation (PWM). This improves performance, increase stability and reduces power consumption.Watch the video to find out more.


Video Review #953: OCZ EliteXStream 1000W Power Supply

The OCZ EliteXStream 1000W Power Supply distinguishes itself from the many others on the market because it's compact, offers lots of watts and has a single high power +12V rail (80A). A single +12V rail tends to be preferred, especially in a multiple video card setup because all the power is available on a high powered rail and not spread over multiple rails. It's also efficient, has quality power and comes with a quiet 120mm fan. This will be a very sought-after power supply. Watch the video to find out more.


Video Review #954: Lian Li PC-A77 Case

The Lian PC-A77 Case is all aluminum and comes with 12 5.25" drive bays, 9 HDDs bays (repositionable), 4 120mm fans, dust filters, and a removable motherboard tray. It even has a smart fan control which adjusts the speed of the 3 120mm fans automatically from 1020 to 1500 RPM based on CPU & system temperatures. This display shows temperature, fan speed, time as well as HDD activity & power status. This case is most content full of high end hardware! Watch the video to find out more.


Video Review #955: Hiper Type RII 680W & Type M 780W PSUs

The Hiper Type RII 680W & Type M 780W Power Supplies perform very well, are efficient and come with a quiet 135mm fan. The Type RII 680W Power Supply really stands out in the looks department. Available in blue and black it comes with a 135mm blue LED silver fan and USB connections. There are 8 USB ports and 1 portable device charger port. Watch the video to find out more.


Video Review #956: Thermaltake Armor+ MX Case (VH8000BWS)

The Thermaltake Armor+ MX Case offer lots of great features. One bug plus with this case is air circulation. With two 120mm fans as well as a massive 23cm fan on the left side panel it provides tremendous airflow. This will keep the computer components inside the case cool in any environment. This case also has a tooless design for installation of drives in the drive bays and cards in the expansion slots. Watch the video to find out more.


Video Review #958: Soyo Graphite Series 22" LCD HDTV

If your're in the market for a small LCD HDTV that has great picture quality at an affordable price, be sure to check out the Soyo Graphite Series 22" LCD HDTV (SYTPT2238AB).


Modern Warfare 2 Special Ops Impressions

GamesCom 2009 is officially underway here in Cologne, Germany. While the show has a heavy focus on European games, there’s still a huge presence of American games. But few games from the States are as high profile as Modern Warfare 2. We opened the show by checking out that game's new Special Ops mode, which expands on the format of the short, action-packed Mile High Club bonus level from Call of Duty 4 and adds some interesting new bells and whistles.

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Trailer

Screw this Uncharted nonsense, I want a Naughty Dog-developed Crash Bandicoot franchise reboot


Microsoft Attacks Mac With iMovie Clone (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft is starting to shoot back at some of Apple's strengths. Its latest move is to release a free, simple video editing tool to compete with Apple's iMovie. The new Windows Live Movie Maker has a cumbersome name -- no surprise, given who made it -- but in the demo video embedded below, it looks simple and functional.


'Awful' Internet Rules Released

"NetChoice, a trade group that identifies and fights threats aimed at online communities and e-commerce, released iAWFUL, a list of America's 10 worst legislative and regulatory proposals targeted at the Internet. At the top of the list is a Maine law that would require e-commerce sites to get parental approval before collecting minors' personal information. According to the NetChoice site, 'lawmakers approved the measure despite the fact that Web sites have no means to confirm such consent...


Video Review #959: NorthQ Black Magic Flex 650W & 850W Power Supplies

Both of these power supplies are identical except for the specifications and connections. The 650W model is geared towards mid to high-end rigs and the 850W model is best suited high-end to hardcore computer systems. The NorthQ Black Magic Flex 650W & 850W Power Supplies offer clean efficient power, comes with a very quiet 135mm fan. They are both very compact and will fit in any ATX case on the market, including most HTPC and SFF cases. These PSUs has lots of leads, the main motherboards leads are hardwired into the PSU, but there rest modular sleek looking flex cables.

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Has Your AT&T 3G Network Improved?

By now, you all are very aware of my decision to break up with my iPhone because of connectivity problems with AT&T’s network. Since then, others have complained and switched away from the iPhone as well. As expected, my breakup didn’t go down too well in some company quarters. I think AT&T could have foreseen that a device that one of its senior executives deemed a “game changer” would be so popular that it would choke its bandwidth.