Archive for March, 2010

ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870 auto-overclocks for 19% FPS boost

ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870 auto-overclocks for 19% FPS boost

Oh, it just gets better and better.  Hot on the already pretty sparking heels of the 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 comes the card we've perhaps really been waiting for, the ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870.  First spotted in the wild last month, the ROG MATRIX 5870 takes ATI's new Radeon HD 5870, tickles the core GPU clock speed to 894MHz and then throws in ASUS' Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) that automatically overclocks the card depending on what it's being used for.  So, ASUS reckon, you'll see an average 19-percent performance boost in FPS games set to maximum detail, or a whopping 50-percent boost to 2D graphics.

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Logitech Harmony 300: universal remote for under $50 [Video]

Logitech Harmony 300: universal remote for under $50 [Video]

Most universal remotes, Logitech reckons, have a "bad reputation" for being tricky to program; that's something the company hopes to amend with the new Logitech Harmony 300.  Capable of replacing up to four remotes, the real interest is in Logitech's newly redesigned myharmony.com setup site that promises easy configuration for over 225,000 devices covering 5,000 brands.

Video demo after the cut

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ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 gets official: 850MHz GPU & 2GB of GDDR5

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 gets official: 850MHz GPU & 2GB of GDDR5

Wondering where on earth that ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 came from?  Why, it's just the latest card build on ATI's new Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition video card platform, promising to be the first card capable of over 1bn pixels per second in real-world gaming.  Packing a full 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is capable of 12 times 1080p Full HD resolution by squirting out six separate Mini DisplayPort signals shared - thanks to ATI Eyefinity technology - over six separate panels.

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ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 packs six DisplayPorts

ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 packs six DisplayPorts

Remember ASUS' beastly ROG overclocked Radeon HD 5870 graphics card we saw leaked a while back?  The new ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 doesn't look to be quite the same card, but it's not hard to see the family resemblance: packing an overclocked 850MHz Radeon HD 5870 GPU paired with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the card has a full six Mini DisplayPort connectors for driving six monitors separately.

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The Daily Slash: March 30 2010

The Daily Slash: March 30 2010

There's only one more day left in the month, which means folks are one more day closer to the iPad. So, just because it's definitely part of the day-to-day news feed, we'll knock out the Apple-related news first, shall we? Speaking of, it's looking like Canada may, in fact, be part of the rest of the world's roll-out of the Apple tablet. Great news for the North, eh? Then, considering how much FedEx drives around, it's probably time for the delivery company to invest in some electric vehicles, right? Next, we've got a jug of milk that's smarter than all of us. And finally, the official Xbox 360 "pre-configured" USB drive gets officially priced, but you probably won't like the results.

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Apple iPad Gets the Burning Questions Answered by Industry Intellectuals

Apple iPad Gets the Burning Questions Answered by Industry Intellectuals

Despite the fact that the iPad is going to finally be in consumer's hands this Saturday, and despite the fact that Apple has posted up a long list of iPad "how-to" videos, there are still questions. Of course, a lot of those questions can't be answered by either of those two things. The truth is, people's questions about the iPad are vast, far-reaching experiences that very nearly touch upon the Devil's Advocate scenario. But, that didn't stop Laptop Mag from compiling a list of those questions, and then getting them answered by some of the industry's greatest minds.

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Apple iTunes 9.1 Goes Live; Mac OS X 10.6.3 Released

Apple iTunes 9.1 Goes Live; Mac OS X 10.6.3 Released

Apple is definitely stepping up to the plate this week. They've released two major updates to the two biggest players on the software front. The iTunes update is designed specifically to address the coming features that the iPad is going to need to function; and the latter is meant to patch up several quirks in the previous version of the Operating System, along with some improved compatibility.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim Shown Off Next to Current Xbox 360

Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim Shown Off Next to Current Xbox 360

Chalk this one up to a rumor, real quick. While we've seen what the Valhalla redesign is going to look like on the inside, but up until about now there's been nothing about what the physical aesthetics would look like. Now, we realize that the images herein don't go far into fixing that, but you can clearly see that whatever this person is holding, it does look like a smaller Xbox 360. And, sadly enough, it could be something as simple as this that breaks the cover on this long-rumored piece of gadgetry.

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Nintendo DSi XL Review

Nintendo DSi XL Review

It's the DSi on steroids, the portable console for the poorly sighted, for your grandparents, for anyone with big hands and big pockets. On sale in Japan for several months now, the Nintendo DSi XL has only just arrived on North American shores. Not so much a replacement, then, for the DSi as its chubbier sibling; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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