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Best Five Linux Flavors

LifeHacker has posted up their updated "Five Best Linux Distributions" and among the mix are Arch Linux, Ubuntu and Mint.  I've used Linux in the past and would love to take some time to drop an install on a machine again in the near future.  Maybe when Windows 8 launches, I'll bail to the open source camp.  Until then, check out more details and the other two candidates.

Whether you're a beginner or you've been using Linux systems for years, you probably have an opinion on what the best distribution is. "Best," is obviously a relative term, and we understand that what's best for beginners may not be best for advanced users, and so on. Still, Linux distributions come in all different shapes, sizes, complexities, styles, and types.

Ivy Bridge 3D Transistors (Tri-Gate)

According to PCWorld, Intel will be launching 13 new Quad-Core Ivy Bridge chips here shortly and will have more dual-core chips available for their mobile companions.  This have undergone a die-shrink to 22nm and there are some challenges to make this work better.  Check the video below to understand how small and how the tri-gate transistors work.

Video Game Releases & Reviews

ShackNews has posted up this weeks video game release list and it looks not too bad on some platforms.  If you're a fan of Prototype, you'll be happy that the sequel is launching on the XBox as well as PS3.  Catch the list below.

  • A Valley Without Wind (Steam)
  • Binary Domain
  • Revelations 2012 (Steam)
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • The Walking Dead

  • Bloodforge (XBLA - $15)
  • Deep Black: Episode 1 (XBLA - $10)
  • Prototype 2

  • Darkstalkers 3 (PSone)
  • Prototype 2
  • Future Cop L.A.P.D. (PSone)
  • Ikari III (minis)
  • Red Faction (PS2 Classic)

  • Shifting World

  • Chuck E. Cheese's Arcade Room (DSiWare - $5)


If you don't want to risk buying a brand new game and having it suck, check out the reviews of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater for the 3DS - or perhaps try out an indie title - Vessel - available on Steam.  Other reviews this week include Dirt Showdown and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Small Cooling Collection

As we continue through some hardware bits today, we have a look at a few cooling products that are ready to help you get through your summertime blues.

Noctua NH-L12 Low-Profile CPU Cooler - NikKTech --=-- Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler - HardwareHardware --=-- SilenX Effizio EFZ-120HA5 CPU Cooler - APHNetworks --=-- NZXT 120mm and 140mm FZ Airflow Fan Series - HiTechLegion

Google CEO says Android not critical to Google

Thanks to a lawsuit between Google and Oracle we get this tidbit of news from Google. Google's CEO Larry Page has come out and said that Android is very important to Google, but its not critical to their business. TechieApps has more on this.

Google CEO said in courtroom testimony that the Android operating system for smartphones is a valuable asset for Google, but it is not critical,

Google CEO Larry Page took the stand for a second day on Wednesday in a high-stakes legal conflict with Oracle Corp over Android smartphone OS technology.

Oracle sued Google in August 2010 over Google’s Android smartphone operating system violates on its intellectual property rights to the Java programming language. Google says it does not infringe Oracle’s patents and that Oracle cannot copyright some parts of Java, an “open-source” software language.

More Samsung Galaxy S3 Rumors

Some new rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, this time they've maybe even got some pictures of it in the wild. Most of the specs appear to be what has been rumored so it might actually be legit (who knows). Gizmodo has the full story.

According to the leak, the phone—going by model number GT-I9300—packs: a 720 x 1184 4.6-inch display (that's 320 DPI), a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2,050mAh battery, an 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of storage.

There also appears to be some kind of plastic rim around this leaked device, making it look slightly larger than it actually is and disguising the edge of the handset.

One Million Wikipedia Edits

Ever wondered who keeps Wikipedia up to date? It appears one of the major people is a guy named Justin Knapp and he's just made his 1,000,000th Wikipedia edit. You'd think that Justin would be a Wikipedia employee, but nope, he's just a guy who doesn't have a job and has been editing articles at a rate of around 385 updates per day. Engadget has the full story of a guy with too much time on his hands.

Justin Knapp is probably the hardest working man on the internet after becoming the first person to pass the million-edit-mark on Wikipedia. Since 2005, he's made around 385 amendments per day, each one taking him around four minutes [Citation Needed]. Founder Jimmy Wales congratulated the 30-year-old on his personal feed and Mr. Knapp's been awarded the site's Special Barnstar medal and Golden Wiki award for his achievement.

The Most Anticipated Slider Ultrabooks

CES 2012 featured a bunch of companies showing off Ultrabooks, however, some of them took it a step further and were showing off slider Ultrabooks which were half tablet, half laptop. While most of these Ultrabooks are probably waiting for the release of Windows 8 before they are released, Gizmowatch has come up with some of their favorites that you can look forward to.

We are rapidly heading towards a world where small is indeed the ‘in thing’ and people want gadgets that can multitask and would want their one ‘magic’ device to do almost everything and anything possible. Integrating broad functionality with sleek form, while preserving performance and speed is the new challenge that gadget makers face. The concept of an ‘Ultrabook’ is in itself comparatively novel and to integrate it with the feel of a tablet is the top firms are trying to achieve. Slider ultrabooks might be the next big rage if manufacturers can get their dimensions right. So, why not take a look at what we have been promised so far?

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung's next release in their Galaxy S lineup is probably one of the most anticipated phone releases of the year, and it looks like the wait is almost over. The general consensus is that Samsung will be releasing the S3 on May 4th in an event in London. BGR has more information on this new phone from Samsung as well as links to information about what is rumored to be powering this phone.

As we get closer to the official announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy S III, more information is beginning to surface. In addition to our exclusive reports on the device’s specifications and materials, we have now learned new details surrounding Samsung’s launch and marketing push for its new flagship handset. We have been told that there will be a huge international roll-out for the Galaxy S III, and the sleek new smartphone will be the official device of the 2012 Summer Olympics — this is one reason we’re told Samsung is hosting its unveiling event in London.

Next Generation Xbox Rumors

The next Xbox is still well over a year away but the rumors have been already flying for quite some time. Gizmowatch has put together all of the major rumors that have been flying around the internet just in case you want to get excited about a product that you won't be able to get your hands on until the rumored release date of Q4 2013.

Some call it Durango, some call it Loop; however, we would just stick with plain ole progression of numbers by calling Microsoft's next generation console: Xbox 720. Now in this regard, we did harp about how the console gaming industry is going through a favorable phase, with figures alluding to a $34.7 billion market by end of 2012. And, what's better than to ride upon this commercial crest by releasing a state-of-the-art console system. Well, if credible rumors are anything to go by, then Microsoft will be doing that by Christmas of next year. And, even if that's a long time off (especially for an ardent gamer), we did salvage some foreseeable features expected from this futuristic device.

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