The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

April, 2012


April 30, 2012  2:35 AM

Samsung takes top spot.

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Samsung takes top spot in mobile sales, that makes sense since they sell so much product to so many different areas of technology. Obviously it has a lot to do with the Samsung Galaxy SII, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the Samsung Galaxy Note. Nokia is not to far behind, and Apple takes third... What...

April 30, 2012  2:15 AM

Video Cards | The Nvidia GTX 690

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Have $999 to spend on one of the fastest cards in the world. Well you should look at the new GTX 690. Launching later this week, May 3rd, the GeForce GTX 690 will be NVIDIA’s new dual-GPU flagship video card. Equipped with a pair of fully enabled GK104 GPUs. NVIDIA is shooting for GTX 680...


April 25, 2012  1:48 AM

Google Nexus for $399 USD…Google Play Store

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Looking for a Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Don't want the newest toy on the block, this Dual Core phone from Samsung will be plenty for the average user... Go on, if you are from the US, check it out... The device will be sold under a new category of Google Play called "devices" which...


April 25, 2012  1:32 AM

Intel 22nm Ivy Bridge to Utilize 3D Transistors

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More Power while taking less power... up to 20% both ways! That's awesome!

The main performance gain of the Ivy Bridge will be with the integrated GPU, which will be substantially quicker than with the Sandy Bridge series. The GPU will be able to handle the next generation 4K video...


April 23, 2012  12:49 PM

Samsung Galaxy S3 Teaser Flop?

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Thenextgalaxy.com is supposed to be a teaser website for the masses, but it seems to be down... if you have patience, it will eventually be back up. I think everyone and there dog or cat is clamouring to see what Samsung has in store for...


April 18, 2012  1:18 PM

Western Digital releases 1TB VelociRaptor

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Western Digital have now announced its latest VelociRaptor addition, a 1TB model which features SATA3 (6Gbps), 64MB of cache, 3 x 333GB platters and the same fast 10,000RPM spindle as previous models. This is a 2.5″ HDD fitted inside a 3.5″ heat-sink frame, which in turn fits within a standard...


April 17, 2012  4:54 PM

Asus Design Week in Milano

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The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity release date has been announced, along with the TF Pad 300 and the TF Pad Phone! "ASUS is coming in hot for 2012. We can only hope a US release will soon follow these Italian dates. For some reason, I just can’t imagine we’re going to see the Padfone...


April 14, 2012  10:03 PM

Asus wants you to Experience the Infinity

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The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity "With powerful and higher standard processors using either the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait Dual-core(4G/3G) or the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 T33 Quad-core (Wi-Fi) CPU with 1GB ram, the Transformer Pad Infinity runs even the most demanding Android apps without...


April 13, 2012  11:48 AM

The Majorana Particle

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Apparently this little guy while not directly related to technology, but will be in the near future...

While at first glance this isn’t interesting to computer enthusiasts, it is seen as an essential part of a quantum computer, a new kind of computing which would result in super fast...


April 10, 2012  2:52 AM

Hello Ivy Bridge, time for an upgrade?

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Looking to upgrade anytime soon? Well Ivy Bridge is finally here... Its been over a year since Sandy Bridge and the dreaded B2/B3 stepping nonsense… now we welcome the 3rd generation of motherboards welcome Ivy Bridge, although processors are a few weeks away, the mainboards are available. The...


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