Samsung Galaxy S 3: Everything We Know So Far (UPDATE)

Gerald Lynch Android, Features, Mobile phones, Round ups, Samsung, Samsung galaxy, Tech Digest news 4 Comments

Samsung blew everyone away last year when they launched the Samsung Galaxy S 2 last year. A poster-boy for Android fans, it proved that when the mobile operating system was paired with the right hardware and a neat re-skinning, Google's…

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Apple iPad 2: Orange and T-Mobile (Everything Everywhere) to sell it, O2 won't…for now

Gerald Lynch Apple, iPad, Tablet, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

The T-Mobile and Orange networks, now combined under the Everything Everywhere banner, have confirmed that they will be among the first UK carriers of the iPad 2. Launching in the States on March 11th, 26 more countries, including the UK,…

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10 bands and artists who use Garageband, and will probably use the iPad 2 app too

Gerald Lynch Apparel, Digital Music, Features, iPad apps, Round ups, Tablet, Tech Digest news 15 Comments

Alongside the iPad 2 launch last night, Apple also revealed a handful of new apps ready to be downloaded alongside the new slate. We've written an in-depth guide to the new Garageband app, which you can read by clicking…

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Garageband for iPad 2 FAQ: Everything you need to know

Gerald Lynch Apple, Digital Music, iPad, iPad apps, Tablet, Tech Digest news 5 Comments

Apple launched the iPad 2 last night and with it the news that the Mac computer's legendary music creation tool Garageband will be available as an app too at launch. Totally touch controlled, here's what you need to know about…

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Apple iPad 2: Video Round-Up

Gerald Lynch Apple, iPad, Previews, Round ups, Tablet, Tech Digest news 4 Comments

Amidst the madness of the iPad 2 launch event last night we got some fleeting hands on time with the new tablet, and shot some video in all its Mr-Shaky-Cam-launch-event-hustle-and-bustle glory. From magnetic Smart Cover cases to a quick look…

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Apple iPad 2: A guide in pictures

Gerald Lynch Apple, Gallery, Guides, iPad, Tablet, Tech Digest news 5 Comments

A5-chip-this and Smart-Cover-that. The Apple iPad 2 launch may be loaded with information on the Cupertino king's new tablet, but it can be a bit tough putting all those details together and visualising what it means without actually getting your…

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Apple iPad 2 In-Depth Guide: Everything you need to know

Gerald Lynch Apple, Features, Guides, iPad, Round ups, Tablet, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

To absolutely no-one's surprise last night, Apple lifted the lid on the next generation of their iOS tablet, the iPad 2. "Faster, lighter, thinner" was the mantra of the night, as a relatively healthy-looking Steve Jobs took to the stage…

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VIDEO: iPad 2 apps – FaceTime, Garageband, Photobooth, iMovie quick preview

Gerald Lynch Apple, Features, iPad, iPad apps, Tablet, Tech Digest news 5 Comments

Things have quietened down a bit now at the Apple event, so we took one last look at some of the new apps launching with iOS 4.3 on the iPad 2. This brief video will give you a tiny taster…

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Alienware versus Predator: top spec gaming desktop PCs go head-to-head

Andy Merrett Computers, Gaming 6 Comments

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It’s time to put two maxed-out gaming PCs to the test — the best Alienware versus the best Acer.

Here’s a raw specs comparison for a top-of-the-range Alienware ALX X-58 and Predator Crusader II. Which one will cut it as the ultimate gaming PC?

Alienware ALX X-58 Predator Conquerer II
Processor: Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme 3.86GHz 8MB Cache Intel Core i7-965 3.2GHz 8MB Cache
Graphics: Dual 1792MB NIVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 with Optional Ageia PhysX Physics Processing Unit 2* Nvidia® GeForce® 2* GTX 285 + Nvidia® nForce® 780i SLI (3 way SLI) 2* 896MB VRAM
Audio: 7.1-channel audio + Sound Blaster X-Fi High Definition Surround Sound Audio High Definition (7.1) channel audio support + Dolby Home Theatre audio enhancement + Creative EAX 4.0 support
Memory: 12GB Triple Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz 12GB DDR2 1066MHz SDRAM
Storage: 2x256GB SSD + 1.0 TB SATA 3Gb/s 7200 RPM 2* 1TB SATA Hard Disk Drives & 1* 150GB WD Raptor® Drives
Optical drives: 4x Dual Layer Blu-ray Burner BD Burner + SuperMulti burner
Other connections: 8xUSB 2.0, 2xFireWire, 1xESATA, 2xheadphones, 2xmicrophone, 1xEthernet 9xUSB 2.0, 1xFireWire, S/PDIF, 2xEthernet, 18-in-1 memory card reader, 1xline out, 1xmicrophone
Cooling: AlienIce™ 3.0 high-performance cooling Liquid Cooling on the CPU
Other: Customisable lighting, acoustic dampening, Killer Xeno Pro networking card, Alienware TactX Headset
Guide price: £5,353.25 £3,999.99

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