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Corsair Releases Triple Channel DDR3 Memory Kits

Shortly after the release of OCZ's triple-channel DDR3 memory kits, Corsair has now officially announced their offerings. The DDR3 RAM, specifically designed for Intel's next-generation Core i7 processors, will be available in six different variations with capacities of 3GB and 6GB and speeds of 1333MHz, 1600MHz, and 1866MHz.
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Automatic Google Cache Checker Firefox Extension

Many of you here are either involved with the marketing of a web site for another company or operate a web site or blog of your own. For either case, being able to immediately see if a page is cached by Google would be invaluable. That's exactly what the Google Cache Checker extension for Firefox offers. Gadget Advisor is proud to offer the free Google Cache Checker extension for Firefox.
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GPU Accelerated Computing

As most here will know, GPU is short for graphics processing unit, a piece of hardware that is dedicated to rendering graphics. Years ago, when the personal computer first found its way into homes, dedicated GPUs did not exist. All graphics were displayed and manipulated by the CPU (the central processing unit). As a result, only primitive images could be displayed, without performance issues. It wasn’t until the 1980s that the first dedicated GPU was invented.
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Hardcore Computer Reactor Custom PC

Hardcore Computer is a manufacturer of high-end custom computers. Their latest offering is the Reactor model. The system boasts the current most powerful components, including a Core 2 Extreme processor, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, up to three GeFoce GTX 280 GPUs, Creative Labs X-Fi audio, Wi-Fi antenna options, CMOS battery and BIOS reset switches, and much more. However, what makes this system stand out the most from other custom computer options is the fact that all the heat-producing hardware components are completely immersed in a custom dielectric fluid (Core Coolant).
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OCZ Releases Triple Channel DDR3 Memory Kits

It looks like OCZ is first out of the gate with a triple channel memory kit for the upcoming Intel Core i7 processors / Intel X58 Express Chipset motherboards. The new, hand-tested 3GB and 6GB kits are designed specifically for the new platform, and use an optimized combination for low voltage requirements, speed, and latency to deliver optimal performance.
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Recommended Firefox Extensions

We have compiled a list of what we consider to be the best extensions for Firefox. When evaluating extensions for recommendation, not only do we consder the functionality and features of the extension, but we also test to ensure it works well with all the other extensions we recommend.
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Reading University Turing Test Searches for a “Thinking” Computer

Alan Turing wrote a seminal paper in 1950 titled 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence'. In it, he states that a thinking computer is impossible to distinguish from a human in text-based conversation. Alan Turing further hypothesized that a 30% chance existed a computer could be mistaken for a human in a five minute conversation by the end of the 20th Century.
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OpenOffice.org 3.0 Released

OpenOffice.org has now concluded months of beta testing and officially released the 3.0 version of the office suite. It is immediately available for download from the official site. Downloads are available for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Mac OS X.
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Century Japan 4.3″ USB LCD Monitor and Photo Frame

Century Japan has released a handy 4.3" USB LCD monitor. The unit is designed as a secondary display. Imagine you've been hard at work all day, but you're expecting a specific email or IM. You're tired, and want to go sit in the recliner you have in the room. Rather than having to pop up to your desk every time you hear your email/IM notification sound, just look over at the small LCD display sitting beside you.
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Compwnent USB Classic NES Controller

Here at Gadget Advisor, we are big fans of the classic Nintendo games, such as Dragon Warrior, Final Fantasy, and Super Mario Bros series. When you have played a certain gaming console more than any other, you get used to its controller. For those most comfortable with the classic NES controller, the Compwnent USB Nintendo NES Controller is ideal for PC game-play.
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Thermaltake Blacx Hard Drive Dock

The Thermaltake Blacx Hard Drive Docking Station functions as an external hard drive enclosure, but with the brilliant benefit of being able to quickly and easily insert and eject the disk drive without having to get inside the hard drive enclosure. The unit has many useful purposes for providing extra disk space anywhere needed.
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ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 Motherboard

As we all eagerly await the release of Intel's Core i7 (Nehalem) processors, news is beginning to surface regarding the X58 motherboards. Thus far, the best performing motherboard seems to be the ASUS Rampage II Extreme, with is, of course, specifically designed for the Intel i7 processors.