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MAINGEAR Potenza Review

MAINGEAR Potenza Review

It's time to take a peek at the MAINGEAR Potenza, a desktop gaming machine that's small enough to fit under your desk if you wish, or sit right up out in the open with its powerful innards hidden by a perfectly stripped-down black and red outer metal body made of anodized aluminum with a steel frame inside. The unit we've got here utilizes the fabulous GeForce GTX 660 Ti for graphics, cutting the cost of the final build while it keeps with the Kepler power NVIDIA is known for. The Potenza is a customized (and customizable) machine that places heavy emphasis on hand-constructed and quality-assured building from MAINGEAR's own highly-skilled staff of PC geniuses - and it shows.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B340 and B545 bring all-in-one touch to Windows 8

Lenovo IdeaCentre B340 and B545 bring all-in-one touch to Windows 8

If you're looking for the Lenovo style and grace and want 10-finger multi-touch action on an all-in-one beast of a computer this Fall, you're in luck with the B Series. The Lenovo IdeaCentre B340 and B545 bring the heat with two giant displays - the B545 working with a 23-inch frameless screen and the B340 having a 21.5-inch screen which can also function as a high-def TV running independent of the PC's OS. These are two odd beasts, that's for certain - and certainly a good thing for the new Windows universe!

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Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac priced and dated for Mountain Lion and Windows 8

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac priced and dated for Mountain Lion and Windows 8

This week Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac has been revealed with the power to integrate OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8 like a boss. With features that take into account the most integral features of both systems, you'll be working on the Mac computer of your choice with all the greatness of the most advanced operating systems from both Apple and Microsoft. Both Parallels Desktop 8 Switch to Mac Edition and standard Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac are ready to make your next-generation operating system cross-use easy as pie.

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Google live election hub streams DNC and RNC action

Google live election hub streams DNC and RNC action

If you're ready for 2012 Election Day here in the United States, you're more than likely fooling yourself - that's why Google has prepared a lovely online voter guide for us all. This guide takes us back to the original presidential nomination convention in 1832 and brings the original sense of democracy back to the common online citizen with a history lesson that eventually leads to your understanding of how to get in on the fun. Google is also providing both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention with live video streams and social networking so you can stay involved from start to finish.

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Windows 8 final build leaks instantly: should we have simply expected it?

Windows 8 final build leaks instantly: should we have simply expected it?

It's a scene right out of Tron: right upon the release of the final version of Microsoft's new operating system Windows 8, it's leaked to the web. Is it a sign of the times that an illegal download of one of the most widely anticipated operating systems in recent memory is available almost as quickly as someone could have accessed and uploaded it? Or should we be dismayed that in an age where information security is as much a hot topic as sharing is that we've got an immediate break?

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Mountain Lion renews Apple’s vertical integration commitment

Mountain Lion renews Apple’s vertical integration commitment

This week it's the Apple product users working with a Mac, an iPad, and an iPhone that will profit most from the desktop operating system upgrade OS X Mountain Lion. A large cross-section of features included in the operating system made exclusively for Mac computers makes this the most well-integrated system that Apple's ever made, connecting the desktop environment with the mobile in several ways that'll have users of non-Apple hardware wishing they'd thought twice about picking up their Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry. With this move Apple has once again stuck the question in people's minds: should I buy an iPad and/or an iPhone? What am I waiting for?

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Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch and new iMac tipped for September

Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch and new iMac tipped for September

The month of September may very well be one of some blockbuster releases for Apple, with a brand new iMac and the 13-inch version of the Retina MacBook Pro prepped for release alongside rumored mobile devices galore. This tip comes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who speaks with Appleinsider on how two benchmarks as well as predictions linked to previous launch times of Mac products leads him to trust that the two mentioned computers will be popping up very soon. Apple has just this week begun to reduce the shipping time for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display after weeks of it being on the market - time to ramp up sales once again!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 20, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 20, 2012

This morning it's time to continue the epic saga that is the Parisian McDonalds wearable camera incident - with Steve Mann continuing his quest to make AR a reality for the universe. Yahoo is pleading with their staff to "please don't stop" - an odd battle cry if ever have we heard one. Those of you waiting for Jelly Bean on your Android phones might want to turn to Nokia - yes Nokia - to find it: Android 4.1 has been ported to the N9.

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AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

Intel continues to dominate the desktop processor market, and it looks like its reign may continue for a while if the latest report from Digitimes is to be believed. The publication reports that AMD will be delaying the launch of its new Trinitydesktop processors from August to October in order to make changes to the platform. Motherboard manufacturers will also be affected by the sudden change, with companies scrambling to accommodate the new designs in time for a launch in the second half of the year.

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Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P gaming desktop Review

Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P gaming desktop Review

This week we've got our hands on the orange and black beast of a gaming desktop computer known as the Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P. The build we've got comes with a beastly set of hardware, starting with the new Third Generation Intel Core i7-3770 processor, 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz. This tower also comes with NVIDIA graphics, a 128GB SSD drive, and so many ports on the top and back that you wont know what to do with all of them.

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