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Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 31.0
Covering 628 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
BIOS Option Of The Week - Anti-Virus Protection
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
Unboxing The ASUS ZenFone 2 Smartphone
ASUS Malaysia kindly gave us the premium ZE551ML version of the ASUS ZenFone 2. Let's... Read here
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.9
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway : Mi In-Ear Headphones (Week 3)
This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums... Read here
Microsoft Launches Skype For Business
On Thursday, the 14th of May 2015, Microsoft Malaysia officially launched Skype for B... Read here
#IncredibleZenDay - The Launch Of The ASUS ZenFone 2
To celebrate the launch, ASUS Malaysia arranged for a special #IncredibleZenDay event... Read here
Unboxing The Early 2015 Apple MacBook Pro
Today, we are going to unbox the latest 13" Apple MacBook Pro (Early 2015) for your v... Read here
Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.0
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.8
If you have no idea what's different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Co... Read here
How Fast Is The 512 GB PCIe X4 SSD In The 2015 MacBook Pro?
In this article, we will take a look at the performance of the 512 GB solid state dri... Read here
The HTC One M9+ & HTC Desire 826 Launch Event
On the 28th of April, 2015, we were invited to #makesomenoise at the launch of the HT... Read here
The Internet Censorship Bypass Guide
This guide seeks to build up a database of methods by which the common Internet user ... Read here
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.0
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible t... Read here
Camera Shootout : The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Vs. The Apple iPhone 6
In this comparison, we will compare the photos we took with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy ... Read here
   
ED#201 : Intel Compute Stick - A Computer In The Palm Of Your Hands
At the recent Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 event, Intel officially launched the... Read here
ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 (Compute Stick, Atom X3 & More!)
We have been invited to attend "Intelligent Generations" at Intel Penang this coming ... Read here
ED#199 : 6 Things The Samsung Galaxy S6 Does Better Than The iPhone 6
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are not just legitimate challengers of the A... Read here
ED#198 : Samsung Announces Availability Of The 64 GB Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone
The good news is that the Ringgit has strengthened against the US Dollar - it's now t... Read here
ED#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug RESOLVED!
Last month, I moved three videos and a bunch of photos from my Apple iPhone 6 to my c... Read here
ED#197 : One Apple & Three Samsung Tidbits For You
We recently heard some juicy bits of information from our sources, who shall remain u... Read here
ED#196 : 8 Facts You Never Knew About Western Digital's Hardware Encryption
There are some things you probably don't know about the hardware encryption feature i... Read here
ED#195 : No, Google Malaysia Didn't Get Hacked
This morning, Malaysians were treated to a shocking sight when they got down to serio... Read here
ED#194 : One Year GST Holiday On Computers
Check out their short press release, which has led to a flurry of excited responses f... Read here
ED#193 : Jony Ive : Waterproof iPhone Not Happening... Ever
In an internal email that discussed possible "killer features" for a future iPhone, A... Read here
ED#192 : What To Do If You Destroyed Your Apple iPhone
Ever since HTC announced that they would cover their newly-launched HTC One (M9) smar... Read here
ED#191 : Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Launch Date & Prices
We have also identified more launch countries and their launch prices. Check out the ... Read here
ED#190 : HTC To Provide Free Accidental Damage Warranty For The HTC One M9!
With a slew of other Android smartphone manufacturers fighting for the same market se... Read here
ED#189 : Pre-Order Record For Samsung GALAXY S6 & S6 Edge & Other Updates
Although the lack of a microSD slot or a user-replaceable battery had many people gru... Read here
ED#187 : How Well Does The Samsung S Voice Work?
Today, we are going to perform a few simple tests to see how well the Samsung S Voice... Read here
   
   
   
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Monday, May 25, 2015
Intel Compute Stick - A Brief Look
11:07 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

At the recent Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 event, Intel officially launched the Intel Compute Stick, a miniature device that converts any HDMI TV or monitor into a fully-functional x86 computer.

At the event, Intel demoed the Compute Stick’s capability and we were quite impressed by the usability of such a miniature PC. We also had some time to check out how small the Compute Stick really is. Take a look.



To find out more, please click here!

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Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 31.0
10:15 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Covering 691 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.



Here are the latest updates in Revision 31.0 :
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 (GDDR5 OEM) graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 (GDDR5 OEM) graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti (OEM) graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 Mac Edition graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Rev. 2 graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (192-bit) graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 (OEM) graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Rev. 2 graphics card.
Link : Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 31.0

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/7916-desktop-graphics-card-comparison-guide-66.html#post377439




Sunday, May 24, 2015
BIOS Option Of The Week - Anti-Virus Protection
12:08 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.



This week, we will be taking a look at the Anti-Virus Protection BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"The Anti-Virus Protection feature is actually an enhanced version of the Virus Warning feature. Besides the standard boot sector or partition table protection, this BIOS feature can offer more comprehensive anti-virus protection via built-in rule-based anti-virus codes like ChipAway.

When enabled, the BIOS will protect the boot sector and partition table by..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - Anti-Virus Protection

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/24898-bios-option-week-33.html#post377438




Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway : Mi In-Ear Headphones (Week 3)
10:43 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We are almost at the end of the third week of Contest #4 - Mi In-Ear Headphones!

The high-end Silver or Rose Gold models are not only silver / gold-plated, they feature a metal composite diaphragm and a dual damping system for a purer sound quality.

The basic models lack the silver / gold plating but feature the same piston design and dual damping system that deliver superior sound quality and powerful bass, as well as long-lasting copper voice coils.

In addition, every unit will come with mystery swag from us!



This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums and the Tech ARP Facebook page, we are also going to reward our readers! So there are three ways you can win prizes in our 2015 giveaway :
a) Participate In The Forums
b) Facebook Share, Like & Comment
c) Just Read Our Articles
It’s THAT simple!
NEW IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE FACEBOOK CONTEST

Due to the number of fake accounts set up expressedly for the purpose of "gaming" these contests, we will be using the number of Friends as a multiplier (adjusted with a divider*). That means your Likes and Shares will be multiplied by the number of Friends associated with your Facebook account when determining the "final number" of entries to be entered into the Contest Pool.

Also, as a point of clarification - each Like and each Share will be treated separately. If you liked and shared a post, that will be considered equivalent to two likes or two shares. If you have 10 Friends associated with your account, you will receive 2 x 10 = 20 entries.


* A divider may be applied to avoid a single participant with thousands of fans from automatically winning all of the contests.
Link : The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway : Mi In-Ear Headphones (Week 3)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28440-tech-arp-2015-mega-giveaway-2.html#post377417



ED#201 : Intel Compute Stick - A Computer In The Palm Of Your Hands
10:05 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

At the recent Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 event, Intel officially launched the Intel Compute Stick, a miniature device that converts any HDMI TV or monitor into a fully-functional x86 computer! Amazingly, it only measures four inches long and fits in the palm of your hand.



Just plug the Compute Stick into any HDMI port, connect your wireless keyboard and mouse to it and you are ready to work, game or play media on it. Thanks to its built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, you can easily download or copy files into the Compute Stick. It also comes with a microSD slot to supplement the Compute Stick’s internal storage.

Let’s take a closer look...


Link : ED#201 : Intel Compute Stick - A Computer In The Palm Of Your Hands

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28638-ed-201-intel-compute-stick-computer-palm-your-hands.html



Watch The Intel Drone Deliver The New Intel Compute Stick!
10:04 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

When Christopher Kelly, the General Manager of the Intel Malaysia Design Center, was invited on stage to talk about the Intel Compute Stick, he has his team of Intel Bunnymen deliver the Compute Stick in style - using a drone flying inside the auditorium!



For more information, please click here!

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Friday, May 22, 2015
ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 (Compute Stick, Atom X3 & More!)
01:45 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Join us as we go into the Intel PG12 facility in Penang, Malaysia and cover the ‪‎Intel Intelligent Generations event.

At the event, Intel officially launched the Intel Compute Stick, as well as exhibited various Intel Atom X3 reference designs. They also gave us a rare opportunity to talk to their Rockstars.



Don’t miss the video of the drone delivery of the Intel Compute Stick!

Link : ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 (Compute Stick, Atom X3 & More!)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28627-ed-200-intel-intelligent-generations-2015-a.html#post377431



Designed in Asia, For Asia and Beyond – Intel® Compute Stick Unveiled!
01:35 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

PENANG, May 21, 2015 – Intel has today officially launched in Malaysia its next generation of computing – the Intel® Compute Stick – at the Intelligent Generations showcase in PG 12, Intel Penang.

The Compute Stick – an Intel® Atom™ powered 4-inch long plug-and-play device which transforms any HDMI display into a computer – has been making waves around the world since its debut and continued to impress at the event.



At the showcase, Intel also exhibited the latest 5th Generation Intel® Core™ powered and various Intel® Atom™ x3 reference designs and development boards.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28637-designed-asia-asia-beyond-intel-compute-stick-unveiled.html



Starting at Zero: The Story Behind the Design of the Galaxy S6
01:17 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We began at zero. It was about returning to the beginning. The prime point of focus was the product’s fundamentals. The prototype of the Galaxy S6 took shape in the midst of heavy contemplation to preserve that essence.

An essence refers to a core without superfluous details. The ideal Samsung design was to be simple and yet innovative. As a designer, refining the smartphone, which is an integrated form of cutting-edge technology, is an attractive challenge. Until now, we were focused on delivering everything we could offer but this time, we returned to the very beginning to capture the essence of what Samsung wanted to extend to its consumers.



This was how the concept of “Beauty Meets Purpose” was born. Galaxy S6’s delivers an elegant balance between innovative form and ergonomic function.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28636-starting-zero-story-behind-design-galaxy-s6.html



Trend Micro Q1 2015 Roundup Finds New Variations on Proven Attack Methods
01:03 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

22 May 2015 – A combination of newer and older threat variations defined the cybersecurity landscape in the first quarter of 2015. Malvertising, zero-day vulnerability exploitation, “old-school” macro malware and the decade-old FREAK vulnerability are just a few of the highlights in Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), new report, “Bad Ads and Zero-Days: Reemerging Threats Challenge Trust in Supply Chains and Best Practices.”



From an industry perspective, healthcare and retail point-of-sale systems have also seen an uptick in threat activity. The report reinforces how complacency can present major cybersecurity risks in an era where the margin for error has been significantly diminished.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28635-trend-micro-q1-2015-roundup-finds-new-variations-proven-attack-methods.html



U Mobile Expressed Support for Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek’s Call To Lower Rates
12:53 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 May 2015 – U Mobile expressed support for the Minister of Communications and Multimedia – Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek’s call to review the mobile tariff by offering lower rates for prepaid services.



“We are in line with the Minister’s suggestion, and this echoes with U Mobile’s value proposition of offering the best value products to our customers at the most competitive rates. We are fully committed to support the Minister, and our priority will be getting the distribution and backend ready to serve our consumers, “said Wong Heang Tuck, CEO of U Mobile.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28634-u-mobile-expressed-support-dato-sri-ahmad-shabery-cheek-s-call-lower-rates.html



Synology DSM 5.2 Important Update
12:48 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Synology has just released an update with several important enhancements for the DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.2. It is available for download on your DSM: Control Panel > Update & Restore. It is always recommended that you install the latest update to obtain an even smoother user experience.



If you haven’t upgraded to DSM 5.2-5565, it can be found at the Synology Download Center.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28633-synology-dsm-5-2-important-update.html



Hitachi Data Systems Unveils Powerful Lineup of Software-Defined Infrastructure Solutions
12:40 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

KUALA LUMPUR — May 21, 2015 - Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), recently announced a leap forward in its technology leadership for delivering software-defined infrastructures that enable customers to simplify IT and free data from traditional hardware and location constraints, making it more accessible for all existing and new analytics-driven workloads.



These new and enhanced offerings have been designed to help customers achieve greater levels of information access through virtualized, hyper-converged and scale-out platforms that are built to accelerate the journey to IT as a service (ITaaS) through application-led, software-defined architectures.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28632-hitachi-data-systems-unveils-software-defined-infrastructure-solutions.html



iMobie Updates AnyTrans With New "Phone Merge" Feature
12:29 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

iMobie just announced their newly-updated AnyTrans software, which is probably the most complete iOS content migration solution with its new and unique Phone Merge feature.

Although iCloud/iTunes is commonly the first choice for copying data between iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, it only syncs contacts, calendars, notes and settings. With our Phone Merge feature, you are able to merge everything you want from multiple iOS devices into your most frequently used one in just 1 click.



Unlike iCloud/iTunes that erases original content of the target device after sync, you can keep both transferred and original data by using Phone Merge feature. Moreover, all duplicates are detected and skipped automatically during data transferring. You are now free to fetch scattered data directly from your daily used iPhone/iPad.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28631-imobie-updates-anytrans-new-phone-merge-feature.html




Wednesday, May 20, 2015
ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 (Pre-Event)
11:27 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We are now in Penang! Tomorrow, we will be going to the Intel PG12 facility for the Intel Intelligent Generations event!

At the Intel Intelligent Generations event, we will have the opportunity to interview the "Intel Rockstars".



The Intel Rockstars are members of the Intel teams that worked on the Intel Compute Stick, the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family (codenamed Broadwell) and the Intel Atom X3 processor.

So if you have any questions on those subjects, do let us know and we will help you ask the Intel Rockstars!

Be sure to check our Facebook page for the LIVE updates, and come back for the post-event updates!

Link : ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 (Pre-Event)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28627-ed-200-intel-intelligent-generations-2015-a.html#post377419




Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Unboxing The ASUS ZenFone 2 Smartphone
10:37 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

ASUS launched the ASUS ZenFone 2 family of smartphones to great acclaim. Here in Malaysia, more than 1,500 ASUS fans lined up to be the first to purchase and own one.

It is, after all, the world’s first smartphone to come with 4 GB of RAM and the latest 22 nm Intel Atom (Moorefield) quad-core processor. Yet they only cost between $169 (RM 599) and $369 (RM 1299)! No wonder they are selling like hot cakes.



ASUS Malaysia kindly gave us the premium ZE551ML version of the ASUS ZenFone 2, which is just in time to cover the Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 event. This ASUS ZenFone 2 model comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

Now, let’s unbox the new ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphone, and see what’s inside!


Link : Unboxing The ASUS ZenFone 2 Smartphone

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28630-unboxing-asus-zenfone-2-smartphone.html




Monday, May 18, 2015
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.9
10:05 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications.

Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 1061 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU.


Here’s the latest update in Revision 15.9 :
- Added the Intel Core i7-6700K (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i7-6700 (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i5-6600K (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i5-6600 (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i5-6500 (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i5-6400 (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i7-5775C (Future) quad-core processor.
Link : Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.9

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/20948-desktop-cpu-comparison-guide-29.html#post377414



QNAP : Mastering P2V (Physical Server To Virtual Machine)
09:58 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Virtualization Station on QNAP NAS can easily run virtual machines that have been converted from physical PCs or servers, allowing users to consolidate their IT infrastructure, easily back up and restore important systems, benefit from high performance & storage capacity, and save on purchasing and maintaining hardware.



VMware, the cloud and virtualization services provider, offers professional software that helps businesses to deploy flexible and efficient virtualization applications. Its VMware® vCenter™ Converter™ can convert physical machines into virtual machines.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28629-qnap-mastering-p2v-physical-server-virtual-machine.html




Sunday, May 17, 2015
BIOS Option Of The Week - Super Bypass Mode
10:57 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.



This week, we will be taking a look at the Super Bypass Mode BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"This BIOS feature basically allows the memory request organizer (MRO) of the memory controller to skip certain pipeline stages while transferring data to and from the memory subsystem.

This improves memory performance by allowing lower latency accesses to the memory subsystem. However, this feature can only be safely enabled if the following conditions are true..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - Super Bypass Mode

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/24898-bios-option-week-32.html#post377402




Saturday, May 16, 2015

   
Western Digital Blue (WD10SPCX) 1 TB Slim Mobile Hard Disk Drive
NVIDIA GPU Boost Tech Report
The Microsoft Windows 7 Free Upgrade Option Program Rev. 4.1
ASUS ENGTX260 TOP GeForce GTX 260 Graphics Card Review
Secret Pre-Release Details On Windows XP Service Pack 3
Save Your Mobile Phone From Theft!
ACEplus Melody Bluetooth Audio Player Review
Windows Desktop Heap Tweak Guide
Video BIOS Flashing Guide
Corsair 512MB Low Latency PC3200 TwinX Memory Modules Review

 
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