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Creative release the SoundBlasterAxx | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Premium wireless audio systems for "smart" devices, PCs and Macs. Starting at $99.99.
Biwin announce NuvoDrive NX Enterprise SSD | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Features the World's first 10 channel controller that removes flash bandwidth issues.
G.Skill to host World Class Overclocking event at Computex 2012 | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
And bring together the world's most famous overclockers and motherboard manufacturers to smash some records.
Enermax to debut liquid cooling at Computex 2012 | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Probably the ELC-120 liquid CPU cooler we saw at CeBIT 2012.
Super Flower introduce 650W PSU with Avionics-Grade contacts | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Offering high performance power for SLI or CrossifreX systems with unique avionics cable connectors.
Sapphire Announces the Radeon HD 7950 Flex Edition | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Three way powerful eyefinity support as well as support for Windows 8 and factory overclocked.
Ivy Bridge surpasses 7GHz on Gigabyte board thanks to HiCookie | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Using liquid nitrogen, a Gigabyte UD3H as well as posting a memory record using a Gigabyte UD5H.
Lian Li Announces Two New Brushed Aluminum Cases | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
The PC-V355 HTPC Case and the PC-A55 midtower ATX chassis, both in brushed aluminium.
ASUS to release two variations on Maximus V formula board | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Based on the inclusion or exclusion of ThunderFX audio components
Dell Launches New Business Laptops and Desktops | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Dell gives their E-family Latitude laptops, precision and optiplex desktops a makeover.
Nvidia Quadro 301.42 WHQL BeTa Modded inf | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Hi there! Today we bring you our first instalment of BeTa Modded inf Drivers for your Geforce cards. These drivers are based on The newly released Quadro 301.42 WHQL for 64 bit windows 7. New in Release 301.42: * This … Continue reading →
Arma 3 ? ?Lighting Showcase? Trailer | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Nice little preview from a game I’m looking forward to a lot.
BF3 Premium Details. | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Looks like bf3 is going to have a premium DLC collection. Read on to find out the full story… Battlefield PREMIUM (most likely a ONE TIME FEE) 20 new maps (across all 5 DLCs) 20 new weapons (across all 5 … Continue reading →
LD Cooling PC V4 Test Bench Case Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Hello and welcome to our LD Cooling PC V4 test bench review here at rigmods. LD Cooling are manufacturers of extremely fine quality cases and compressor coolers, today they bring a new product to their portfolio, the PC-V4 Test Bench. … Continue reading →
Seasonic European cup 2012 competition | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:15
Hey Seasonic fans! Hey, soccer fans! Europe?s most important soccer tournament is about to begin and Seasonic wants to make you a winner too! Can you guess who the winners will be? Even if you cannot – no problem, there … Continue reading →
BF3 Close Quarters And Premium to Release June 4th | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
Looks like premium and CQ dlc will be released on the 4th of june for a one time price of £39.99/?49.99/AU$79.95/US$79.99 Read on for more info on both releases… Here is what you from Battlefield Premium: 20 new maps (across … Continue reading →
CD Project RED announce new ?Cyberpunk? RPG | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
CD Project RED makers of The Witcher RPG series have today announced a new game entitled Cyberpunk . Mike Pondsmith the creator of the steampunk genre came along to the conference and said that he truly felt CPD are the … Continue reading →
AIDA64 v2.50 is released | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
11-Way Intel Ivy Bridge Compiler Comparison @ Phoronix | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 @ Ocaholic | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
Alienware M14x R2 Ivy Bridge Laptop Review @ HardwareHeaven.com | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
Visiontek GoDrive 60GB and Racer Series 120GB SSD Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
Intel Ivy Bridge Linux Virtualization Performance @ Phoronix | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe and Pro @ PureOverclock | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
Intel Core i5-3427U: Ivy Bridge For Ultrabooks @ HotHardware | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
Antec Earthwatts 650 Platinum and High Current Pro HCP-1000 Platinum Power Supplies Reviewed | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
QNAP TS-EC1279U-RP Rack Mount 10GbE NAS Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
Sony's future gaming console will have an optical drive | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
vr-zone.com - Cloud gaming services such as Valve’s Steam are stirring up the traditional brick and mortar gaming market, but according to WSJ.com, Sony will not abandon the optical disk in its next gaming console. Hence, the days of people collecting physical copies of video games may not come to an end after all.
Apple might be closer to getting the iPad in China | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
vr-zone.com - On Wednesday, Apple crossed a barrier which had been preventing it from selling a 3G device in China. This could very well be the iPad, which Apple has had trouble selling in the country due to a legal battle.
First Arrest Made Under Japanese Anti-Piracy Act | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
vr-zone.com - Japan has made its first arrest under the new version of its anti-piracy act, known as the Unfair Competition Prevention Act.
Apple TV OS may be demoed at June's WWDC | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
vr-zone.com - Tech blog BGR claims to have it from a "trusted source" that Apple is going to showcase the operating system for its television set at this year's Worldwide Developer's Conference in June.
Verizon's FiOS to offer 300 Mbps package | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
vr-zone.com - Verizon’s FiOS will increase its current bandwidth offering as well as pricings. FiOS will offer a new “ultimate” package that includes 300 Mbps downstream and 65 Mbps. It’s currently unknown whether Verizon plans to replace its current ultimate package (150 Mbps up/35 Mbps down) or adjust it to a lower tier offering. The lowest tier package of 15 Mbps down/5 Mbps up ...
ZTE Athena claims title of world's thinnest smartphone [Rumor] | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
vr-zone.com - A few days ago, Oppo announced that its Finder was “world’s thinnest smartphone,” and today ZTE is making a move at that title with its Athena smartphone. The Oppo Finder is 6.65 mm thick, but that’s old news because ZTE’s Athena will be 6.20 mm thick. Nothing is official yet, but according to rumors, the Athena will boast some impressive specs.
Apple's Mac Pro line may continue | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
vr-zone.com - Apple has been very tight-lipped about their Mac Pro line, and it doesn’t seem like they will be making an announcement about it anytime soon. Jim Dalrymphle, an Apple insider, is confident that Apple won’t discontinue the Mac Pro.
Microsoft's Chuck Chan accidentally revealed details about Windows 8 Release Preview | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
vr-zone.com - Microsoft has stirred up some more gossips with its recent “accidental” blog post about the Windows 8 Release Preview. Vice President of Windows Development team, Chuck Chan, posted a rather detailed blog about the Windows 8 Release Preview on the Windows Hardware and Driver Developer Blog. According to thenextweb.com, the blog post wasn’t actually supposed to go live ...
Doom 3 for Xbox and PS3 supports head mounted display | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
vr-zone.com - Doom’s co-creator, John Carmack said in a press-release today that Xbox’s & PlayStation’s Doom 3 will have support for “3D TVs, monitors, and head mounted displays [allowing] players to experience the game with more depth than ever before. We think shooter fans everywhere will love it.” What’s exciting for gamers is that Doom 3 will support head mounted displays!
Gigabyte goes ultra-light with X11 Ultrabook | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:14
vr-zone.com - How about a 975g Ultrabook? Sounds tempting doesn't it, at least if you're a road warrior that spend a lot of time travelling with your notebook. The good news is that Gigabyte's X11 Ultrabook officially weighs in at 975g, although the model at the launch event came in even lighter at 973g,
ARVONA ChildPad 7-inch tablet for kids watches launches ? SlashGear | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
SlashGearARVONA ChildPad 7-inch tablet for kids watches launchesSlashGearI can tell you from experience that handing your iPad or other expensive tablet over to a child can be nerve-racking. Every time my daughter wants to watch Netflix or play Angry B...
SpaceX cargo ship departs station for Pacific splashdown ? CNET | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
The Associated PressSpaceX cargo ship departs station for Pacific splashdownCNETWrapping up a successful test flight, a SpaceX cargo ship was detached from the International Space Station early Thursday, setting up a Pacific Ocean splashdown off the Ba...
Samsung Galaxy S3 camera hands-on review ? Inquirer | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
InquirerSamsung Galaxy S3 camera hands-on reviewInquirerBy Carly Page THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 has an 8MP camera, falling short of expectations for a 12MP rear-facing imager. However, Samsung claims it's not all about the megapixel count and told crow...
Microsoft to ship Windows 8 Release Preview today ? Computerworld | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
Moneycontrol.comMicrosoft to ship Windows 8 Release Preview todayComputerworldBy Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Microsoft will ship Windows 8 Release Preview today, several days earlier than expected, according to a blog briefly posted by the company. Th...
Google+ Takes a Big Step Toward Hyperlocal Integration ? Street Fight | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
TIMEGoogle+ Takes a Big Step Toward Hyperlocal IntegrationStreet FightGreetings from Madrid. I am here on business, spending time walking around the city after hours, and soaking up the local scene. Although we are in the midst of a horrific crisis, th...
Why the New Chromebook Still Doesn?t Cut It ? ReadWriteWeb | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
ReadWriteWebWhy the New Chromebook Still Doesn't Cut ItReadWriteWebBy Scott M. Fulton / May 31, 2012 04:00 AM / View Comments Can a computer that is slightly more expensive than others with the same components, doesn't run the software people a...
Steve Jobs Almost Named The iMac The MacMan, Until This Guy Stopped Him ? Co.Design | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
Co.DesignSteve Jobs Almost Named The iMac The MacMan, Until This Guy Stopped HimCo.DesignKen Segall, the man behind Apple's legendary "Think Different" campaign, recalls how he wrangled one of the most difficult clients of all time. The l...
Gigabyte taking laptop case design to next level with new X11 ? Washington Post | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
SlashGearGigabyte taking laptop case design to next level with new X11Washington PostTaiwanese computer maker Gigabyte is taking laptop case design to the next level with its new X11; what the company is calling the world's first all-carbon-fiber n...
Intel launches Ivy Bridge laptop chips, changes ultrabook requirements ? SlashGear | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
SlashGearIntel launches Ivy Bridge laptop chips, changes ultrabook requirementsSlashGearLast month, Intel launched its third-generation processors in the Core family, known as Ivy Bridge. Those chips that launched last month were high-powered versions,...
Intel?s First Smartphone Goes on Sale in Europe June 6, Courtesy of Orange UK ? PCWorld | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
PC AdvisorIntel's First Smartphone Goes on Sale in Europe June 6, Courtesy of Orange UKPCWorldBy Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News The Intel-based San Diego smartphone, previously known as Santa Clara, will go on sale in the UK on June 6 via Orange, the op...
TRENDnet TV-IP551W, TV-IP551WI, TV-IP651W, TV-IP651WI Announced | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
TRENDnet announces the availability of four new IP Cameras which offer upgraded image quality, a fre...
ViewSonic Pro6200 Neuvorstellung | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
Mit dem ViewSonic Pro6200 stellt ViewSonic einen 3D-fähigen Projektor vor, der High-Definition-Heimk...
Antec 1000W HCP Platinum Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
We review the Antec 1000W HCP Platinum power supply. Recently they submitted their all new HCP - Hig...
LEPA B650 PSU Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
Review of the LEPA B650 Power Supply. The new B series from LEPA carries the 80 Plus Bronze certific...
VisionTek 700W Modular Power Supply Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
Review of the VisionTek 700-watt Modular Series Power Supply. Today we're looking at a new power sup...
Huntkey X-MAN 90W Tested | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
In today's review we are going to evaluate Huntkey's latest notebook adapter which features a highly...
Super Flower Golden Silent 500W PSU Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
What's the best way to keep your PSU quiet? Get one that features passive cooling. That's what I'm l...
LC-Power LC7300 Silver Shield Netzteil Test | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
Getestet wurde das LC-Power LC7300 Silver Shield Netzteil. Das LC-Power LC7300 Silver Shield Netztei...
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550W Tested | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
Be Quiet's Dark Power Pro 10 550 W is built on a completely new platform from FSP. It promises low n...
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000, 1200W Neuvorstellung | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
be quiet! kündigt heute seine neue High-End-Netzteilserie Dark Power Pro 10 an. Die Flaggschiff-Seri...
Roccat Taito Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
Not so long ago, Roccat re-released their Taito series mouse mats, expanding the family to include three different sizes and two different heights. The mid-size pad used in this review measures 400x320mm and is 3mm in height. The mini and king-sized pads measure 265x210mm and 455x370mm respectively, all three sizes...
BitFenix Shinobi XL Full-Tower Case Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
Looking to expand (literally) on the original Mid-Tower Shinobi, BitFenix has introduced the Shinobi XL. The XL version now supports E-ATX and XL-ATX form factor motherboards, promises to be water cooling friendly, and makes the leap to Full-Tower status.BitFenix Shinobi XL Full-Tower Case Review is a post from: Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community Related posts: BitFenix Shinobi ...
Overclockers? Updated Video Card Testing Procedure | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:13
With the launch of Ivy Bridge, we've decided to migrate our video card testbed to the new platform, primarily because of its PCIe 3.0 specification. Along with the move, we've updated our test suite as well to make it more relevant to our readers that always like the latest and greatest titles. HAWX 2 and STALKER unfortunately just won't cut it any longer.Overclockers’ Updated Video Card ...
Hands-on review: Orange San Diego | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:12
The Orange San Diego is the first phone to arrive in Europe sporting an Intel processor, signalling a new player in a market currently dominated by ARM-based chips.As Orange itself has no smartphone manufacturing heritage, calling on the likes of HTC, Microsoft and ZTE in the past, the San Diego has been built by Intel (through the little-known firm ODM Gigabyte), around its new Atom processor, ...
Intel Announces 14 New Ivy Bridge CPUs | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:12
Intel’s third-generation Core (aka “Ivy Bridge”) processing platform has brought with it a number of new technologies to desktop and laptop computers. But many of the changes, which stress security and power usage, have made ultrabooks a prime target for its innovations. Intel reinforces its commitment to that market today with the announcement of 14 [...]
Dell XPS One 2700 | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:12
There are more 27-inch all-in-one desktops on the market these days, but very few are worth big bucks. The Dell XPS One 2710 manages to put almost every technology and feature we're looking for in a compact and stylish chassis. And it has excellent performance, thanks to its new Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) processor and Nvidia GeForce (Kepler) graphics. If you're a media enthusiast, this is the desktop ...
XBMC Gets Its New HD Audio Engine | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:00
AudioEngine has been merged in the XBMC media player code-base, which is a major re-write of the audio sub-system and delivers some wonderful HD audio support...
ASUS to release two variations on Maximus V formula board | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 18:00
ASUS is known for offering different product models from small variations in design, such as in(ex)clusion of Thunderbolt or the addition of a game (Battlefield 3). So it comes as no surprise that they will make two versions of the Maximus V Z77 Formula motherboard. The different types of Maximus V Formula boards will be decided by in(ex)clusion of the ThunderFX audio components.
ZyXEL NBG4615 Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 17:00
Vine un moment când simplul cablu de internet nu mai este suficient pentru partajarea conexiunii la internet, moment în care te decizi s? cumperi un router. Dar care anume? Dac? e?ti fericitul posesor al mai multor echipamente conectabile la internet nu ar strica s? cite?ti testul pentru routerul ZyXEL NBG4615 Wireless N Gigabit NetUSB.
One Of The New Valve Linux Employees Is... | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 17:00
Here's one of the names that many Linux gamers and Phoronix readers should know for his past open-source work, who since the beginning of May has been employed by Valve Software for their Linux enablement efforts...
Genode OS 12.05 Brings Interesting New Features | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 17:00
Genode OS, the popular open-source framework OS, released version 12.05 and it includes several new features like a brand new USB stack, support for the GCC tool-chain, and improved media support...
The Android Back-End For Wayland's Weston | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 17:00
As a sign the support may soon be merged, the patches needed for having an Android back-end for Wayland and the reference Weston compositor were published on the mailing list...
Today?s Reviews ? May 31st | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 16:48
A summary of today?s reviews from around the web.
GIGABYTE G1 Sniper M3 Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 16:41
@Vortez has the #mATX @GIGABYTEMB G1 Sniper M3 on the test bench. This small Z77-based motherboard is designed for Intel IvyBridge and SandyBridge CPUs, but despite its diminutive size is still capable of 2-way SLI/Crossfire. Also including Lucid Virtu MVP and built to GIGABYTE's Ultra Durable 4 standard, can the G1 Sniper M3 give the ASUS Maximus V GENE a run for its money? Dave finds out in his ...
Intel Dual-Core Mobile Ivy Bridge Launch and i5-3427U Ultrabook Preview | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 15:48
Back in April, Intel launched their latest CPU architecture along with their 22nm process: Ivy Bridge. Similar to the Sandy Bridge launch last year, the first parts to come out were all quad-core, higher performance chips. Today, Intel is fleshing out their Ivy Bridge offerings with some (but not all) of their dual-core offerings. We have details on their new mobile chips while Anand will be ...
OCZ Vertex 4 mit Firmware 1.4 | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 15:48
Seit dem Launch der Vertex 4 von OCZ sind nun bereits einige Wochen verstrichen. In der Zwischenzeit hat OCZ die Firmware überarbeitet und eine neue Version 1.4 online gestellt, die wir nun ausführlich für euch getestet haben. Dazu verwendeten wir das 512 Gigabyte und das 256 Gigabyte Modell, die wir beide noch von den ursprünglichen Reviews hatten. Wir sind gespannt ob wir beim 256 GB Drive ...
Ivy Bridge surpasses 7GHz on Gigabyte board thanks to HiCookie | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 15:48
Using liquid nitrogen, a Gigabyte UD3H as well as posting a memory record using a Gigabyte UD5H.
Sapphire Announces the Radeon HD 7950 Flex Edition | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 15:48
Three way powerful eyefinity support as well as support for Windows 8 and factory overclocked.
Lian Li Announces Two New Brushed Aluminum Cases | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 15:48
The PC-V355 HTPC Case and the PC-A55 midtower ATX chassis, both in brushed aluminium.
Intel Ivy Bridge Linux Virtualization Performance | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 13:36
As the latest Intel Ivy Bridge numbers to push out, here is a look at the Linux virtualization performance with the Core i7 3770K processor when comparing its raw/bare-metal performance to Linux KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization and Oracle VM VirtualBox under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Samsung Makes Canadian SGS3 Variants with Krait Official | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 12:36
Almost immediately after making the International Samsung Galaxy S 3 (SGS3) official, speculation started about just what features would make it over to the variants bound for carriers in the Americas and in regions with LTE. Today, Samsung made two Canadian-bound variants of the SGS3 official: SGH-i747 with LTE, and SGH-iT999 with DC-HSPA+ 42 Mbps. Both are built around Qualcomm's ...
CM Storm Sentinel Advance II High Performance Laser Gaming Mouse Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 12:00
Introduction Have you ever had one of those instances in life where you were great friends with someone and for some reason over the years you had lost touch with them? After a bit of time goes by, let's say a couple of years and you happen to run into your old friend, so you invite them over so you can catch up and see what is new in their life. Then there is that magical moment amongst ...
Intel Dual-Core Mobile Ivy Bridge Launch and i5-3427U Ultrabook Preview | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 11:24
Back in April, Intel launched their latest CPU architecture along with their 22nm process: Ivy Bridge. Similar to the Sandy Bridge launch last year, the first parts to come out were all quad-core, higher performance chips. Today, Intel is fleshing out their Ivy Bridge offerings with some (but not all) of their dual-core offerings. We have details on their new mobile chips while Anand will be ...
Intel Core i5 3470 Review: HD 2500 Graphics Tested | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 11:24
Intel's first 22nm CPU, codenamed Ivy Bridge, is off to an odd start. Intel unveiled many of the quad-core desktop and mobile parts last month, but only sampled a single chip to reviewers. Dual-core mobile parts are announced today, as are their ultra-low-voltage counterparts for use in Ultrabooks. One dual-core desktop part gets announced today as well, but the bulk of the dual-core lineup won't ...
CyberPower Zeus Thunder 2500 SE Ivy Bridge Gaming System Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 11:24
When it comes to custom system builders one of the biggest names in the business is CyberPower PC. They have systems specifically made for gaming, business, video editing and even students. Today we are checking out one of their latest gaming systems the Zeus Thunder 2500 SE. This system is based off Intel?s latest Ivy Bridge Z77 platform and features an Intel Core i7-3770K processor, ...
Super Flower introduce 650W PSU with Avionics-Grade contacts | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 8:00
Offering high performance power for SLI or CrossifreX systems with unique avionics cable connectors.
Report: Apple Acquires Music Startup Redmatica | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 7:00
Apple has reportedly picked up a small Italian music-editing software maker called Redmatica in a deal that could potentially boost the Cupertino tech giant’s own music offerings. News of the acquisition was first reported by the Italian blog Fanpage, and subsequently picked up by TechCrunch. Fanpage reportedly found evidence of the acquisition in a document from the Italian ...
Enermax to debut liquid cooling at Computex 2012 | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 7:00
Probably the ELC-120 liquid CPU cooler we saw at CeBIT 2012.
Hands-on review: Kyocera Rise | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 5:49
Kyocera unveiled two new handsets at CTIA 2012, and both will appeal to niche audiences. We covered the water-resistant Kyocera Hydro, but if water resistance isn't exactly your thing, there's also the Kyocera Rise.The Rise is a QWERTY keyboard phone with Ice Cream Sandwich. While those are obviously its main selling points, it has a long list of other features that will appeal to low to ...
Unboxing the G.Skill Ares DDR3-2133 16GB Quad Channel Memory Kit | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 5:48
We are back with another quad channel memory kit from G.Skill! This time it is their Ares DDR3-2133 16GB Quad Channel Kit. This kit runs at 2133MHz with timings of 11-11-11-30 at 1.60v. Since this is a quad channel 16GB kit each module is 4GB. G.Skill has designed these modules to be low-profile with very small heatspreaders. Perfect for systems with large CPU coolers and small form factor ...
G.Skill to host World Class Overclocking event at Computex 2012 | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 5:48
And bring together the world's most famous overclockers and motherboard manufacturers to smash some records.
Opus Audio: Pairing Skype's SILC With CELT | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 4:36
For those that haven't heard, the IETF Codec Working Group has paired the technology from Skype's SILC codec with the CELT codec from Xiph.Org to form the Opus Interactive Audio Codec. This new codec can be used for VoIP, live music streaming, and more...
Creative release the SoundBlasterAxx | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 4:36
Premium wireless audio systems for "smart" devices, PCs and Macs. Starting at $99.99.
Biwin announce NuvoDrive NX Enterprise SSD | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 4:36
Features the World's first 10 channel controller that removes flash bandwidth issues.
Hands-on review: Droid Incredible 4G LTE | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 3:24
The long-awaited Droid Incredible 4G LTE was finally announced at CTIA 2012.The incredible Droid Incredible has always been one of HTC's best offerings, whenever it's been offered before. But the landscape has changed dramatically since the Droid Incredible 2 was released, and the Droid Incredible, at least aesthetically, really hasn't.While it's certainly not one of HTC's flagship phones (that ...
Hands-on review: Boot to Gecko | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 3:24
At Mobile World Conference (MWC) Mozilla announced partnerships with cell phone carrier Telfonica and hardware manufacturer Qualcom that would eventually lead to a browser-based cell phone that, simply put, "runs" on Gecko (or HTML 5).At CTIA 2012, Mozilla was present and TechRadar was able to get a hands on demonstration of a working device running the mobile OS Boot to Gecko. Or is it a mobile ...
Be Quiet! release Dark Power Pro 10 power supplies | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 3:24
Featuring up to 80 PLUS platinum certification and less than 14dBA noise at full load.
G-Cube V-Track 310 Wireless Mouse Review | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 2:30
BenchmarkReviews.com: Wireless mice are becoming the de facto standard along with macro software that further enhances productivity, while at the same time, decreasing repetitive clicking. The G-Cube V-Track 310 boasts sixteen macro "Gestures" for the right button, with a multitude of actions per gesture, two options for vertical and horizontal scrolling, four DPI settings, three report rates, ...
Hands-on review: Kyocera Hydro C5170 | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 2:24
In a world full of obscure product names, the Kyocera Hydro C5170 is actually, aptly named.We got a hands on look at the Kyocera Hydro on the show floor at CTIA 2012 and according to a Kyocera spokesperson, the handset is "Certified waterproof for IPX5, protection against water jets and IPX7, protection against water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter."What this means to the average ...
Antec Earthwatts 650 Platinum and High Current Pro HCP-1000 Platinum Power Supplies Reviewed | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 2:24
An 80PLUS certified PSU ensures that the system runs as lean and efficient as possible resulting in lower power consumption. This helps lower power bills, especially if you run multiple systems. It’s sad that HP, Gateway or Dell branded desktop computers don’t use them, making them all… Related posts: Antec P183 Enclosure and Antec CP-850 Power Supply Duo Reviewed COMPUTEX 2011 Video ...
Gaming Deal of the Day ? Populous | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 2:12
Become a god, assume godly powers, shape civilizations, and make them all bow to your will.
Prototype 2 Excessive Force DLC out now! | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 1:12
Gives fans key add-ons to their arsenal of destruction as well as three all-new custom skins.
Leaked iPhone Schematic Corroborates 4-Inch Screen Rumor | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 0:00
Evidence continues to mount that the next iPhone will have a larger screen. The folks at MacRumors got their hands on an image of a purported design schematic for the front panel of the next-generation iPhone. The leaked schematic appears to show a longer phone with a different aspect ratio than the iPhone 4S. The [...]
Internet Traffic to Reach 1.3 Zettabytes by 2016 | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 0:00
If you’re not sure what a zettabyte is, then listen up. It’s equal to a million terabytes, a trillion gigabytes, or a whopping 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 individual bytes. And here’s why it’s important. By 2016, global Internet traffic is expected to reach a staggering 1.3 zettabytes annually, according to a new report from Cisco. To put that [...]
VIA Announces Fanless VIA ARTiGO A1200 | Posted on: 31/05/2012 @ 0:00
Features a fully passive design with a dual core 1GHz processor and VX900 media processor.
Hands-on review: New Samsung Series 5 Chromebook | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 23:01
OverviewIt would have been understandable for the original Google Chromebooks to be written off as a failed novelty, a mid-price laptop divested of the huge ecosystem that you get with a Windows PC and without the wow-factor of Apple's Macbooks. But this is Google we are talking about, and the search giant is desperate to show that it can do for the PC what its Android OS did for the phone. The ...
Hands-on review: Samsung Chromebox | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 23:01
OverviewSome may have suggested that the desktop is a dying breed ? a relic of a bygone computing era ? but Google is looking to buck that trend by putting its Chrome OS on a tiny computer called the Samsung Chromebox. The small form-factor PC sports the latest version of Chrome OS and arrives alongside the new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, to offer up a meaningful competitor to Apple's Mac OS and ...
Review: Medion Erazer X7815 | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 23:01
The Erazer range from Medion has been gaining ground in the minds of gamers, but even if you're not an avid Skyrim player there's still plenty to be had from the 17-inch daddy of the range, the Medion Erazer X7815. You not only enjoy premium features like USB 3.0 and Blu-ray, but Medion has managed to keep the price fairly reasonable. There are compromises - the keyboard isn't the best we've used ...
Hands-on review: Sonos Sub | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 23:01
You'd be forgiven for wondering why Sonos has bothered bringing out a wireless sub woofer in the shape of the Sonos Sub. If you've ever heard the dinky Play:3 speakers or their larger siblings, the Play:5, then you'll know what we mean ? if you can get that kind of sound from a bookshelf-friendly set up, what's the point of adding a hulking great 'woofer to it? That's what we thought too. But ...
Review: Panasonic Eluga | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 23:01
IntroductionThe Panasonic Eluga is the first smartphone to arrive since the Japanese electronics manufacturer announced its plans to shift over 1.5 million handsets by the end of March 2013, following its re-entry to the European market.Originally unveiled at the company's European conference in Hamburg in February, and then formally introduced at Mobile World Congress the following month, the ...
ASUS K55VM Laptop Review | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 23:01
Când vine vorba de alegerea unui laptop, ASUS se afl? printre produc?torii cu un portofoliu solid, mereu actualizat cu cele mai noi componente. A?a stau lucrurile ?i cu modelul K55VM aflat azi în teste la PCMHZ, model din familia K ce se adreseaz? sectorului mainstream ?i utilizatorilor cu dorin?? dar ceva mai pu?in? putirin?? la buget.
Diablo III (Diablo 3) Game Review | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 23:00
Yessur Yessur, goldfries went missing for 10 days since the last article, that’s mainly due to work, rest and of course – DIABLO III!!! Just about a month ago I published a Mini-Review of the game. So is the game good? Yes. Is it really good? Not really. Was the game fun? (Gameplay) Yes, but [...]
ASUS ? Defining Happiness 2.0 | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 23:00
ASUS announces five core features in all product offerings. Rather than copy pasta of the press release, just have a look at the video below. I’m really looking forward for the upcoming products from Asus.
OCZ Launches Agility 4 Series: Indilinx Everest 2 on a Budget | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 23:00
OCZ has now released their Agility 4 SSD series. Just like the move to Vertex 4 (our review) from Vertex 3, the Agility 4 uses OCZ's own Indilinx Everest 2 controller (the actual silicon is from Marvell) instead of SandForce. The differences between the Agility and Vertex series has not changed with the fourth generation: Vertex uses synchronous NAND whereas Agility uses asynchronous NAND. ...
Lian Li at Computex 2012 | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 22:48
Showing off special edition SUV and Steam train cases as well as wide range of their and Lancool's cases.
Brin Offers Close-Up View of Google?s Project Glass | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 21:48
The details, features, and possible uses of the experimental device known as Project Glass have been parsed over and examined in exhaustive detail by observers. But until now analysis of the device has been limited to far away images, ambitious concept videos, and testimonials from Google staffers. This week Google co-founder Sergey Brin finally let [...]
Tim Cook Promises ?Great Stuff,? Siri Update | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 21:48
Tim Cook opened the Wall Street Journal’s D10 conference last night with a discussion that touched on Siri, manufacturing in the U.S., Steve Jobs, and what we might see from Apple in the future. On that point, actually, Cook was – not surprisingly – rather tight lipped. Apple is “going to introduce some great stuff. [...]
Weekly Giveaway #27: Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure Edition CPU Cooler | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 21:48
Win 1 of 4 Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure Edition CPU Coolers with eTeknix and www.overclockers.co.uk
ECS to debut an Ultrabook and Windows 8 PCs at Computex 2012 | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 21:48
Featuring Intel's latest Ivy Bridge mobile processors, SSDs and USB 3.0 support.
HD 7970 Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst Retail Drivers vs 12.4 | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 21:00
In unserem ersten Artikel zum Thema Treiber-Performance stellen wir einen Vergleich zwischen den Retail-Treibern, also denjenigen Treibern, die man in der Schachtel einer Grafikkarte findet und den derzeit aktuellsten Treibern auf. Dementsprechend sieht man welchen Einfluss die aktuellste Treiberversion auf die Spieleperformance hat.
Nest Learning Thermostat Added to Apple Store | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 20:37
The Apple Store is slowly becoming an all-in-one shopping experience, today adding the Nest Learning Thermostat to its inventory. The thermostat, which is reminiscent of an iPod classic click wheel, is available now for $249.95, just $0.95 more expensive than its suggested retail price. It was added to Apple.com this morning after some brief downtime, [...]
HTC One X, EVO 4G LTE Clear Customs After Apple Patent Spat | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 20:37
The HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE have been released into the wild. HTC confirmed today that U.S. Customs officials completed their patent review of the devices, allowing them to be sold in the country. “HTC has completed the review process with U.S. Customs and HTC devices have been released, as they are in [...]
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 650 W Power Supply Review | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 20:36
The German brand be quiet! is releasing today a new high-end power supply series, the Dark Power Pro 10. Let's see if the 650 W version, which comes with the 80 Plus Gold certification, is a good choice.
What's New In DragonEgg 3.1 For Optimizing GCC | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 20:36
In this morning's 11-Way Ivy Bridge compiler comparison were the first benchmarks of LLVM's DragonEgg, but what's new in this GCC plug-in's 3.1 release? Here's a brief overview...
The Open-Source Snapdragon Driver Wasn't Killed | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 20:36
Back in April I wrote about an open-source graphics driver for Qualcomm's Snapdragon. This reverse-engineered driver project was actually started by an employee of Texas Instruments -- a competitor to Qualcomm -- but was being done since it was some of the only ARM hardware out there where the developer wasn't tainted by NDAs. Since Phoronix delivered the announcement of this Snapdragon GPU ...
Logitech announce K760 solar keyboard | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 20:36
Allowing you to use a keyboard with your iPhone, iPad or Mac and never run out of battery.
RunCore to be showcasing at Computex 2012 | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 20:36
With the Xapear, Rocket Air and Mini DOM being the showcase-focus products.
QNAP TS-EC1279U-RP Rack Mount 10GbE NAS Review | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 20:36
Introduction It's easy to say that one occurrence is a fluke or simply luck, but two is a trend. Today we're looking at the second NAS to hit our lab with 10GbE networking. Actually, this is more like the fifth or six with 10GbE network capability, but 10G is trickling down from the high-end enterprise so fast that we are now able to test it for small and medium sized business products. ...
Prolimatech Genesis CPU Cooler Review - The Super Cooler | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 19:36
The Prolimatech Genesis is said to be the first ever 'Super Cooler' for keeping your processor and motherboard components nice and cool. The Genesis is a twin tower cooler, but one tower is vertical and one is horizontal. The Prolimatech supports three 120 or 140mm fans to ensure everything has air moving around it! Join us as we see how this super cooler from Prolimatech holds up on our Intel ...
ADATA launches Premier Pro microSDHC cards | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 19:24
With capacities up to 32GB and UHS-1 speeds of 45MB/s read and 40MB/s write.
QNAP 3.6x NAS Software Deep Dive | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 19:24
Introduction It's been over a year since our last deep dive into QNAP's software and quite a bit has changed since then. QNAP, never one to rest on their previous accomplishments has improved upon existing features and also added several new functions to their NAS products. One of the greatest features of the software is that the new features are backward compatible with your existing ...
Crucial m4 SSD Firmware 000F Review | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 18:58
Most readers already know our review of the Crucial m4 SSD with the first firmware version, which we provided several months ago. In the meantime Crucial and Micron worked hard to publish some firmware updates for their m4/C400 series, which is at present available with a capacity of 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, up to 512 GB. Today we have tested the latest Crucial SSD firmware more detailed, in ...
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 18:55
Today we have tested the new Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard with an AMD Phenom II CPU and an AMD Bulldozer processor. The AM3+ board is based on the AMD 990FX chipset with SB950 southbridge and offers a total of six PCI Express slots, up to four USB3.0 ports, up to fourteen USB2.0 ports, six SATA3 ports, two eSATA3 port, one Gigabit LAN port and 7.1 sound over six analog sound connectors or ...
Samsung Galaxy S3 | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 18:24
Am gestrigen Abend lud Samsung im Grand Hotel Dolder in Zürich zum Samsung Galaxy S3 Launchevent. Branchenvertretern und Presse wurde mit viel Pomp die neuste Errungenschaft der Smartphone-Geschichte präsentiert. Nach der "Zeremonie" gab es die Möglichkeit das Gerät in die Hände zu nehmen. Diese Chance liessen wir uns nicht entgehen. So können wir nun als eine der ersten Medien der Schweiz ...
Today?s Reviews ? May 30th | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 18:24
A summary of today?s reviews from around the web.
HP 2311xi | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 17:24
The HP 2311xi isn't your typical 23-inch LED monitor. It has an extremely wide viewing angle, a beautiful IPS display and lots of connections that include HDMI. It is a full 1080p HD display that provides a very good looking image but it lacks ergonomic adjustments.
Deal of the Day ? 22? BenQ LED Monitor | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 17:12
22" BenQ RL2240H Widescreen LED Monitor - White for only £104.99
AMD Radeon OpenCL On Linux - Is It That Bad? | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 16:12
A story run on Phoronix yesterday was AMD admitting it has Linux problems and are looking to improve the situation. In large part it comes down to improving OpenCL on Linux with the Catalyst driver, but how does the OpenCL Linux performance stand today? Here's some benchmarks to answer that question...
OCZ Introduces New Indilinx Everest 2-based Agility 4 SSDs | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 16:12
Which has double the performance of the first generation Indilinx controller on previous Vertex 4s.
GIGABYTE X79-UD3 Motherboard Review | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 15:54
@Vortez put @GIGABYTEMB's X79-UD3 under the microscope. Built for Intel's SandyBridge-E CPUs, the UD3 is the entry-level member of their high-reliability Ultra Durable range. Still featuring up to 4-way SLI/Crossfire and DualBIOS amongst many enthusiast options, Rich assess its potential and along the way discovers that breaking into X79 need not break the bank.
11-Way Intel Ivy Bridge Compiler Comparison | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 15:00
From an Intel Core i7 3770K "Ivy Bridge" system here is an 11-way compiler comparison to look at the performance of these popular code compilers on the latest-generation Intel hardware. Among the compilers being compared on Intel's Ivy Bridge platform are multiple releases of GCC, LLVM/Clang, DragonEgg, PathScale EKOPath, and Open64.
Samsung Debuts the Second-Gen Chromebook and the World?s First Chromebox | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 15:00
Both optimised for Google's Chrome OS and available from the end of May.
Another X.Org EVoC Proposal - OpenCL | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 14:00
Another X.Org Endless Vacation of Code (EVoC) proposal has been submitted. This time around the proposal concerns OpenCL testing in Mesa...
ARM Is Raised For The Linux 3.5 Kernel | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 14:00
There's a growing number of features coming about for the Linux 3.5 kernel. Covered so far has been the DRM GPU drivers, input, input, and other areas. The ARM architecture has also been enhanced with Linux 3.5...
Ubuntu Demotes Its Migration Assistant | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 14:00
Ubuntu developers have decided to remove the migration-assistant package from the stock Ubuntu installer. This software package was supposed to make it easy for transferring files and settings to Ubuntu Linux from Windows...
New AMD APUs Win 2012 Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI Award | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 14:00
For large leaps forward in integrated graphical performance and energy efficiency of their new APUs.
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 550 W Review | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 14:00
Be Quiet's Dark Power Pro 10 550 W is built on a completely new platform from FSP. It promises low noise, 80PLUS Gold efficiency and high build quality. A unique feature is an overclocking mode which lets users combine all 12V rails into a single more powerful one.
CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Gaming Mouse Review | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 12:48
As a hardcore game, I take my gaming tools seriously, and the mouse is no exception to a great PC gaming tool. I thought my Razer deathadder an I would be till death do us part, but when I received the Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Advance II, what's a deathadder? This mouse with its bunch of awesome features totally was like slipping into new sheets. This mouse an I have a new relationship ...
RotoSub and Noctua announce Active Noise Cancellation partnership | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 12:48
Noctua to use RotoSub's unique patented Active Noise Cancellation technology to improve fan acoustic performance.
The Bulldozer Aftermath: Delving Even Deeper | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 12:00
It has been months since AMD's Bulldozer architecture surprised the hardware enthusiast community with performance all over the place. The opinions vary wildly from “server benchmarks are here, and they're a catastrophe” to “Best Server Processor of 2011”. The least you can say is that the new architecture's idiosyncrasies have stirred up a lot of dust. Although there have been ...
Swiftech Launches the Apogee Drive II CPU Water Block | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 11:48
Which features Swiftech's most powerful pump integrated into the water block. Available for the latest AMD/Intel platforms.
RunCore launch Rocket Air SSDs for the MacBook Air | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 10:48
SATA III MacBook Air compatible SSDs supporting data encryption and TRIM.
HIS HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X 2GB Video Card Review | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 10:11
BenchmarkReviews.com: Many are still waiting for NVIDIA to release the rest of their 28nm line-up, and AMD have already shown their full hand. The question is; do you buy now or wait to see if you can get a better deal? Waiting is a vicious cycle and there will always be something better released after you make a purchase. Don't wait too long to make your choice, there is plenty to choose from ...
More Good News from AMD: 30 Additional Free AFDS Passes Available | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 9:36
You guys really impressed AMD with how quickly you took advantage of their 50 free passes to AMD's Fusion12 Developer Summit (AFDS). After seeing that a couple of commenters were unable to get in, I went back and asked AMD if there was any way we could get some more passes. After some initial hesitation (AFDS space is pretty limited), AMD agreed to give away another 30 passes to AnandTech ...
Buffalo Announces The TeraStation 5000 Series | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 9:36
A range of 2 or 4 bay NAS boxes powered by Intel Atom D2550 dual core processors.
Just Cause Developer working on new ?ground breaking? game | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 8:36
Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios says that it's working on a new open-world game with publisher Square Enix.
NZXT Unveils Aperture M Advanced Media Reader with Mesh Design | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 8:36
Features support for all the latest memory cards as well as having USB 3.0 and a black mesh design.
Witcher Developer to unveil new game tomorrow | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 7:36
The Witcher developer CD Projekt will unveil its new role-playing game tomorrow during a press conference, it has confirmed.
Mass Effect 3 Update 1.03 changelog revealed | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 6:24
Mass Effect 3 will receive a huge list of fixes in the upcoming 1.03 Patch, due today on PC. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers get the download on Thursday 31st May.
Sony reveals Ice White PSP-E1000 | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 6:24
Sony reveals Ice White PSP-E1000, a budget new PSP design for the summer
New Leaked Images Purportedly Show Next iPhone | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 5:24
New leaked images have surfaced on the Web purportedly showing the next-generation iPhone set to be released later this year. The images, obtained by Engadget from the “historically reliable” repair firm uBreakiFix, appear to show an iPhone that is taller and thinner than the iPhone 4S. The purported next-gen iPhone (left) has an aluminum back, [...]
Report: Revamped iOS 6 Maps App on Tap for Summer | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 5:24
Apple is currently putting the final touches on its redesigned iOS Maps application, which will likely be released this summer and include an updated user interface and color scheme, according to a new report. BGR on Tuesday released a handful of grainy photos obtained from a “trusted source,” that purportedly show the new iOS 6 [...]
Sprint Shuttering Nextel Network by June 2013 | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 5:24
Though the current line of Nextel push-to-talk cell phones will be extinct by next summer, the walkie-talkie-like service will live on. Sprint announced today that it will shut down the 2G iDEN Nextel National Network as early as June 30, 2013 as part of its Network Vision plan, which involves moving the company’s CDMA network [...]
New Guild Wars 2 Beta weekend event details revealed | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 5:24
The second Guild Wars 2 beta weekend event begins at 8pm UK time on Friday 8th June, developer ArenaNet has announced.
DRM Changes In Linux 3.5 Are Huge | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 4:12
This news item is coming a bit belated due to LinuxTag, but the DRM graphics driver pull went in last week for the Linux 3.5 kernel. The open-source kernel graphics driver changes this time around are absolutely huge, complete with three new KMS drivers...
Razer announce the BlackShark Battlefield 3 Gaming Headset | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 4:12
Razer, today announced the addition of a custom headset to its Collector?s Edition gaming peripheral suite.
HIS HD 7850 & HD 7870 GHz Edition | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 3:12
In the recent years AMD's mid-range gaming cards have been offering very good value for money and performance per watt. Let us see how well the HD 78xx series from HIS can handle the demands of today's gaming.
Dell releases All-in-one Ivy Bridge systems | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 3:00
Dell has today released a new XPS all-in-one computer system, available in Asia-Pacific initially and throughout the rest of the world in the coming weeks.
Phoronix Linux Meet-Up - 30 May - Munich | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 2:00
Tomorrow evening in Munich, Germany will be a Phoronix meet-up for Linux and open-source fans...
Linux 3.4 Kernel Strengthens Intel Graphics | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 2:00
Up as an extra article from Munich is a comparison of Intel DRM drivers on recent Linux kernel releases while using Core i7 Ivy Bridge hardware. With the Linux 3.4 kernel there are definite Intel Linux graphics performance gains.
RAIDMAX to announce 7 new chassis at Computex | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 2:00
RAIDMAX today announces that it will be attending Computex Taipei 2012 from June 5 to June 9, 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Antec Rush Hour: 30% off while stocks last | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 2:00
At Scan.co.uk on Friday the 1st 3pm-6pm
i7-3770K Ivy Bridge | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 1:00
The Ivy Bridge represents the “Tick”-phase in Intel’s development road-plan, and is basically an upgraded version of Sandy Bridge. It still packs some important upgrades so let us see how it fairs against the competition.
Wayland's Weston Now Supports Video Capturing | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 1:00
Wayland's Weston reference compositor now has built-in support for video capturing...
LG launch TV and Monitor hybrid displays | Posted on: 30/05/2012 @ 1:00
LG Electronics unveiled a new line-up of premium personal TVs which combine a TV and a monitor in a single unit.
X.Org Server To See More API/ABI Breakage | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 23:48
David Airlie has sent out a notice that soon he'll try to go forth with a pull request that will cause more API/ABI breakage for the X.Org Server...
Tt eSports announce the Knucker gaming keyboard | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 23:48
Tt eSPORTS, have announced their latest keyboard creation KNUCKER.
Arctic relases the Accelero Hybrid, water and air cooling in one | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 22:36
ARCTIC have released their latest cooler, the Accelero Hybrid, combining water and air cooling.
Apple Unveils WWDC Lineup, App | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 21:36
Apple on Tuesday released the schedule and official app for its upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). The main event will be the opening keynote, which is scheduled for June 11 at 10 a.m. Pacific. As Ars Technica noted, the speaker lineup was not posted, but CEO Tim Cook will likely be on stage. Apple also [...]
Cygnett GrooveTrip II Mini FM Transmitter Review @ TestFreaks | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 21:36
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-cygnett-groovetrip-ii-mini-fm-transmitter/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-cygnett-groovetrip-ii-mini-fm-transmitter/) Quote: "Today I’ve got a quick review for you of what I consider a useful product. I prefer to take my music with me in my MP3 player as I find it easier than dealing with CDs. In my car, which is newer I do have an ...
Fedora 17 Released With Its Quirky Announcement | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 21:24
As expected, Fedora 17 was officially released today...
Gainward GEFORCE GTX 680 2GB Phantom Video Card Review | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 21:24
Introduction Like a couple of NVIDIA only partners it's been a while since we've seen anything from Gainward and that's mainly due to the simple fact that NVIDIA partners haven't really had anything new to show off for the past few months. That is of course until we saw the release of the new GEFORCE 600 series video cards. While at launch Gainward was ready with its reference design card, ...
GIGABYTE G1.Sniper M3 & G1.Sniper 3 Motherboard Reviews | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 20:36
The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper motherboard series were designed from the ground up to the best gaming motherboard on the market. Gigabyte sent over two of their newest G1.Sniper boards that use the Intel Z77 Express chipset, the G1.Sniper M3 and G1.Sniper 3. The G1.Sniper M3 uses the Micro ATX form factor and the G1.Sniper 3 uses the Extended ATX form factor. Read on to see which gaming board and form ...
Xigmatek Praeton CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 20:12
The Praeton is a low-profile CPU cooler from Xigmatek. It is only 1.8 inches (45 mm) tall and has four heatpipes in direct contact with the CPU. Check it out!
PowerColor HD 7850 PCS+ 2 GB Review | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 20:12
PowerColor's HD 7850 PCS+ is the highest clocked HD 7850 card you can buy at this time. Thanks to its GPU clock speed of 1 GHz it provides excellent performance and the PCS+ cooler keeps everything cool and quiet. With just $20 over the AMD reference design, the price increase is also reasonable.
Dell XPS One 2710 Review: The Premium All-in-One | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 19:24
The last time we reviewed an all-in-one from Dell, our impressions were decidedly less than favorable. Dell delivered a polished software experience, but the Inspiron One 2320 we saw had serious issues virtually across the board in terms of both hardware and configuration. As a family appliance (the market typically targeted by all-in-ones), the Inspiron One 2320 was a bust. Yet with the XPS One ...
Review: Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 19:24
Mit dem G1.Sniper 3 hat Gigabyte bereits die dritte Platine seiner Gaming-Serie im Angebot und bereits auf den ersten Blick sieht man, dass diese erwachsener wurde. Beispielsweise findet man keine Kühler mehr im Waffendesign. Ferner gibt es einen äusserst umfangreichen Lieferumfang sowie zahlreiche Features.
CM Trigger: A gamer?s tool | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 19:12
Cooler Master has long built a reputation for excellent enclosures and PSUs, but they?ve been dabbling in the gaming market for a while now too, under the Storm brand name. What?s more, we can?t recall a single product from the said family that?s been hit-and-miss; all have performed magnificently, and that goes for mice, enclosures and other equipment alike. This time, however, we have a product ...
Massive ?Flame? Malware Stealing Data Across Middle East | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 18:24
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a massive cyber threat, dubbed Flame, that is targeting “sensitive” information across the Middle East. The malware, Kaspersky said, “might be the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed.” Once deployed, Flame can sniff network traffic, take screenshots, record audio conversations, intercept a keyboard, and more, Kaspersky said. All of ...
AMD Admits It Has Linux Problems | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 18:00
AMD admits it has had some Linux support problems with its graphics drivers and they'll be working to improve the situation...
XFS, Btrfs, EXT4 Battle It Out On Linux 3.4 | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 18:00
Following the Linux 3.4 kernel benchmarks from last week, available now are the results from a three-way file-system comparison using the Linux 3.4 kernel as well as the Linux 3.2 and 3.3 kernels for reference. The three file-systems being pitted against each other are Btrfs, EXT4, and XFS.
One Week To E3 Expo - Linux Gaming News? | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 18:00
Starting one week from today is E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Will there be some exciting Linux gaming news to share from some of the leading game companies?..
Samsung UN46ES6500F | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 17:12
The Samsung UN46ES6500F is a smart-looking 46-inch HDTV with 3D capabilities, loads of interactive web services, and built-in Wi-Fi. It delivers very accurate colors and a crisp, clean HD picture, but the LED backlit panel could be brighter. You won't get dark inky blacks with this model either, and it only has three HDMI ports.
Today?s Reviews ? May 28th | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 17:12
A summary of today's reviews from around the web.
Today?s Reviews ? May 29th | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 17:12
A summary of today's reviews from around the web.
HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ 2GB Graphics Card Review | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 17:12
We take a look at the HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ to see how it performs across our benchmark suite.
Samsung Green 30nm DDR3 8GB 1600MHz Kit | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 16:55
@Vortez review Samsung's Green 30nm 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM Kit. This memory, built on a 30nm process, is causing something of a stir in enthusiast circles due to supposedly operating at a low voltage and a capability of high overclocks with tight timings. The black PCB also offers more than a nod towards enthusiast aesthetics, even without a heatspreader. Dave finds out how far he can push the kit ...
Facebook Phone: Facebook Considering Making A Smartphone As It Considers Buying Opera | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 16:48
With Facebook?s controversial IPO now finished the social networking company is thought to be considering a Facebook mobile phone, and is already recruiting engineers who have experience with mobile devices, according to a story published in the New York Times on Sunday.Facebook Phone: Facebook Considering Making A Smartphone As It Considers Buying Opera is a post from: UK Gadget and Tech News, ...
VIA Receives A "Best Choice Award" | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 16:48
VIA fired off an email this morning because they received a best choice award at Computex...
Today Is Fedora's Beefy Miracle Day (F17 Release) | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 16:48
Fedora 17, the Beefy Miracle, will be released today...
Today?s Reviews | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 16:00
A summary of today's reviews from around the web.
Affiliate Review Summary for May 28th 2012 | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 14:36
A summary of today's reviews from around the web.
Deal of the Day ? Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz (Ivybridge) | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 14:36
Quad Core with Hyperthreading Technology, 3.50GHz clock speed, 22nm Process, 8MB L3 Cache, Dual Channel DDR3 Controller, Integrated HD 4000 Graphics, 3 Year Warranty.
CM Storm QuickFire Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 10:00
Introduction For those of you who never owned or haven't ever used a mechanical keyboard and are quite happy pounding away on muddy keys, maybe it is about time you step away from the pig sty and move into one of the new offerings specifically designed with gamers in mind, while offering Cherry MX switches for a much better feel. With the specific sample we are going to be looking at today ...
Logic Supply LGX AG150 Fanless System Review: Cedar Trail or Cedar Trial? | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 9:12
Every so often we have a vendor come to us with a unique product, something that may or may not have an immediately evident purpose, or may not be suited strictly to end consumers. Such is the case with the LGX AG150 system we received for review from Logic Supply, a totally enclosed and fanless system geared almost exclusively for commercial and industrial applications. The LGX AG150 is also ...
Report: Amazon to Sell Prepaid Internet Access in Japan | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 6:48
In the tech industry it’s a well-established fact that major U.S. companies will sometimes test a service in other, international markets before introducing it to domestic customers. That’s why the news that Amazon will begin offering prepaid Internet access for smartphones and tablet computers in Japan is so intriguing. According to Japanese business journal ...
eTeknix Insider Edition #15 | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 4:48
The 15th edition of the eTeknix Insider Edtion, featuring the best news, reviews, competitions and more from around the eTeknix site.
Powercolor Devil 13 HD 7970 X2 spotted | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 3:36
With the custom Vortex III cooler and three 8 pin power connectors for the huge 525W TDP.
Huntkey X-MAN 90 W Review | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 1:12
In today's review we are going to evaluate Huntkey's latest notebook adapter which features a highly reduced footprint, compared to normal power bricks and can deliver up to 90W of power. Also it is compatible with most notebooks on the market and includes also a 5V-2A USB charging port.
EK Water Blocks EK-FC7950[EN] Full Cover GPU Water Block Review | Posted on: 29/05/2012 @ 0:48
Introduction As time progresses older video cards are hard to find new products to test with. So it was about time I gave up on trying to find coolers to fit my aging GeForce GTX 470's and move up to a more relevant GPU to today's offerings and thanks to HIS, I now have an AMD Radeon HD 7950 to abuse to no end with what is now and soon to be available in cooling technology. As soon as I ...
Powercolor Tease Devil 13 7970 X2 | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 22:43
With AMD's HD7990 in the pipeline Powercolor are showing off their own ultra-premium dual-7970 card, the Devil 13 7970 X2. Featuring two full fat Tahiti XP GPU's onboard, the X2 brings the fight to NVIDIA's GTX690
NVIDIA GTX 660 Coming In July? | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 22:39
Rumours surface of a successor to the GTX 560 coming in late July, based upon an as-yet unknown NVIDIA GK106 GPU and with only 768 CUDA Cores.
ASRock Z77E-ITX Motherboard | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 22:24
Let's take a look at this Mini-ITX motherboard from ASRock based on the Intel Z77 chipset, targeted to "Ivy Bridge" processors.
AMD Bulldozer FX 8150 breaches 8.8GHz | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 21:12
On an ASUS Crosshair V 990FX motherboard with a brutal 1.86 core voltage.
A Facebook Phone Could Set Up A Google Battle | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 20:12
First Opera, now a smartphone? next, you’ll read a story about how Facebook’s considering buying a television manufacturer so that everyone can enjoy social updates and sitcoms via the “FB TV.” The New York Times’ Nick Bilton weighs in on the favorite Silicon Valley rumor again today, a story that’s been popping up in the [...]
Video: Inside The Manufacturing Line At Apple Contractor Foxconn | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 20:12
What’s inside Foxconn? There are plenty of reports, first-person accounts, and even one quasi-made-up theater show that describe what it’s like to work inside the plant that makes more than 70 percent of Apple’s iPhones, among other products. But seeing is believing, as the saying goes, and a new video has popped up from the [...]
Facebook could acquire the Opera browser company | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 20:00
And turn the Opera browser into a Facebook browser, to avoid building a new browser from scratch.
EPSON WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One Printer @ TestFreaks | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 19:00
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-epson-workforce-pro-wp-4540-all-in-one-printer/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-epson-workforce-pro-wp-4540-all-in-one-printer/) Quote: "It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing any all-in-one printers, or at least high end ones. For review today I have the latest WorkForce or I should say workhorse from Epson ...
Why The Open-Source Graphics Card Failed | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 19:00
Last week I wrote that the open-source graphics card is dead. The developer behind Project VGA has now written a lengthy email to me to explain why the open-source graphics card is no more...
LG show off a 1080p 5 inch screen | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 19:00
Featuring a full HD resolution with a staggering dpi count of 440.
LaCie's 2big NAS Review | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 17:48
The SMB (Small to Medium Businesses) / SOHO (Small Office / Home Office) NAS market is a highly competitive one. We have been reviewing a number of ARM-based 2-bay / 4-bay NAS units over the last year or so. In addition, we have also looked at some x86-based high-end systems such as the LaCie 5Big Storage Server and the QNAP TS-659 Pro II. On May 15th, LaCie launched an updated version ...
Intel i7-3740QM and i7-3840QM processors spotted | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 17:48
Will have slightly upgraded clock speeds and replace the i7-3720QM and i7-3820QM processors
SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 17:33
@Vortez reviews the @SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition. A long-awaited revision of the Kinzu, which we reviews 2 years ago, the Kinzu V2 is "a solid gaming mouse that has kills in its very DNA" according to our reviewer Alex. Read his full review by following the link...
Today?s Reviews | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 16:48
A summary of today's reviews from around the web.
Wolfire Overgrowth Game Makes Its Linux Debut | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 15:36
The native Linux support for the Wolfire Overgrowth game has finally arrived...
NM70 ULV chipset detailed | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 15:36
A lot of limitations
LLVMpipe Still Doesn't Work For Linux Gaming | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 14:24
For those curious what OpenGL gaming frame-rates are like if trying to run LLVMpipe on the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors, here are some numbers...
Better Power Savings With ZPODD On Linux | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 14:24
Intel continues to work on Linux kernel patches for ZPODD support...
Intel Ivy Bridge: Unity/Compiz Continues To Impair The Linux Desktop | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 14:24
As the latest Intel Ivy Bridge Linux graphics benchmarks to publish, here is a comparison of some of the different desktop environment options of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when using the Intel Linux graphics driver on the Core i7 3770K with its HD 4000 graphics. The desktop environments being compared include Unity, Unity 2D, KDE, and Xfce. The default Ubuntu Unity desktop with Compiz continues to have ...
Gaming Deal of the Day ? Digital Box of Fun | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 14:24
12 classic titles all reduced, starting from $2.99 on GOG.com (limited time offer)
NetBSD 6.0 Is On Approach With New Features | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 13:12
After going into beta in March, the second and final beta release of NetBSD 6.0 is now available...
Deal of the Day ? Foxconn nT-A3500 Ultra SFF HTPC | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 13:12
AMD Dual-Core (E350) 1.60GHz WLAN AMD Radeon HD6310 - Barebone (Black) w/ FREE External DVD Writer!
Super Monday Night Combat ? PC Review | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 13:12
I play through this class based online free-to-play third person shooter.
HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ 2GB Video Cards in CrossFire Overclocked Review | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 12:48
Introduction A while ago we looked at the HIS HD 7870 IceQ Turbo and even HIS found themselves impressed with what the video card was capable of when we started overclocking it. Wanting to see if we could have the same kind of success with the non-Turbo model, HIS sent it over to us. Along with finding out the overclocking ability of the non-Turbo model, HIS wanted us to try out the new ...
Intel HD 4000 Investigation | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 12:00
Intel claims that the HD 4000 graphics core is more than just a tick, but are they right?
Kingston HyperX 3K Solid State Drive and Wi-Drive?s Giveaway! | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 5:00
We are going into our final week of our Month of Giveaways! We have given away a prize each week during the past month! This week up for grabs we have a 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K Solid State drive and two 16GB Kingston Wi-Drive's. Want to see what the HyperX 3K drive is all about? You can check out our unboxing here. The contest is only running for a week so make sure you get your entry in ...
Intel to release four new LGA 1356 processors | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 3:12
With the top model supporting 8 cores and 16 threads off a 50W TDP with 20MB of L3 cache.
Unboxing the ASUS P9X79 Pro Motherboard | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 2:48
Today we are taking a look at one of ASUS's mainstream Intel X79 motherboards. This board is the first step up from the ASUS P9X79 board, which we would consider entry level. The board has a really great design, optimal cooling and of course all of the great features you would expect from ASUS. Some of those features include Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control, support ...
Men In Black (1997) Blu-ray Movie Review | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 2:36
Riding high on the success of Independence Day , it's curious that the then rising star Will Smith chose another alien blockbuster as his follow up film, although it doesn't seem to have harmed his career one iota. Based on the little known comic book created by Lowell Cunningham, the Men in Black are a secret government organization tasked with concealing the existence of extra-terrestrial ...
Samsung Galaxy S III Hitting U.S. on June 20? | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 2:00
Will U.S and Canadian smartphone buyers be able to kick off their summer with a brand-new Samsung Galaxy S III? According to several blogs, Samsung is prepping for a June 20 launch, and T-Mobile will be a U.S. carrier. MobileSyrup.com this week posted a screenshot that said the Galaxy S III would be released on June 20 [...]
Harry Potter coming to Kinect | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 2:00
Coming this autumn, you are invited to attend Hogwards school of witchcraft and wizardy through this exclusive game on Kinect.
What can you expect at E3? | Posted on: 28/05/2012 @ 1:00
Here is a quick run down of all the titles we know will be making an appearance.
Chronic Dev Team Releases ?Absinthe? Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 | Posted on: 27/05/2012 @ 20:24
Ready to jailbreak your iOS device? Great! You’re in luck ? a brand-new update to a popular jailbreaking tool was just released yesterday and, with it, you’ll be able to perform the most elegant of the jailbreaking techniques: The fabled “untethered” jailbreak. Gibberish? Gotcha. We’ll start from the beginning. The Chronic Dev Team, prolific iOS [...]
Weekly Gaming Giveaway #3: Waveform | Posted on: 27/05/2012 @ 18:12
Win 1 of 3 copies of this stunning space based puzzle game and there is even a chance of getting your answer into a future DLC!
LinuxTag Berlin 2012 Wrap-Up | Posted on: 27/05/2012 @ 13:36
LinuxTag 2012 ended this weekend at the Berlin Messe in Germany...
OpenGL ES 3.0 Will Be Here This Summer | Posted on: 27/05/2012 @ 12:36
While OpenGL ES 3.0 has been speculated about for months, the specification will be formally released by the Khronos Group this summer...
Open-Source ARM Mali Driver Update (Lima) | Posted on: 27/05/2012 @ 12:36
This weekend at LinuxTag 2012, an update was shared concerning the state of the Lima driver project -- the initiative to create a reverse-engineered, open-source ARM Mali driver...
Specs Leak for Dell?s ?Latitude 10? Windows 8 Tablet | Posted on: 27/05/2012 @ 3:36
Not-news: Dell’s planning on making a Windows 8 tablet, and you can thank Microsoft’s touch-based operating system for that one. A multi-touch tablet is the best way to use the poke-able, prod-able, and pinch-able OS on a mobile device, after all. It’s not nearly as fun if you can only tap one element of the [...]
Microsoft?s Better at Removing Infringing URLs on Google Than Bing | Posted on: 27/05/2012 @ 2:24
Microsoft has no problem asking Google to remove links on Google search results related to software piracy of Microsoft’s various products. In fact, Microsoft’s the top copyright owner to submit URL removal requests to Google in the past month by a fairly hefty amount. According to Google’s new Transparency Report, Microsoft ? or companies reporting [...]
The Facebook Phone Will Use Linux | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 21:24
This shouldn't come as a terrible surprise, but the Facebook Phone looks like it will be running atop Linux...
Microsoft?s New Terms of Service to Block Class Action Suits | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 20:24
Microsoft said late Friday that the company has begun changing its user agreements to prevent consumers from filing class-action lawsuits against the company. In a blog post authored by Jim Fielden, the assistant general counsel at Microsoft, the company said that it would take advantage of a 2011 Supreme Court case, AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion, [...]
News for 5-26-12 | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 20:24
Happy Saturday I guess. I'm not happy but that's just me as usual. Anyway, read the news and see what's going on in the world of tech...
RPM 4.10 Release Supports The Tilde, 7-Zip | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 19:12
Version 4.10 of RPM has been released with many new features...
DMA-BUF In Linux 3.5 WIll Get MMAP, VMAP | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 19:12
The DMA-BUF buffer sharing mechanism in the Linux kernel will gain new features with the Linux 3.5 kernel...
Intel Publishes Massive "Fastboot" Patch Set | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 19:12
Intel's Open-Source Technology Center team has published a massive set of 43 patches for "Fastboot" support with their open-source Linux graphics driver...
Max Payne 3 PC: New Screens and Details and Rockstars Interview with PC World | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 19:12
New Hi-Res screenshots and various PC system requirements released.
Kanotix 2012 Updates: Hellfire & Dragonfire | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 18:00
The Kanotix team has released their 2012 updates from LinuxTag in Berlin...
FFmpeg 0.11 Has Blu-Ray Protocol, New Encoders | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 18:00
FFmpeg 0.11 was released in time for weekend A/V use and as the first major update since January...
Wine 1.5.5 Supports Mono As An Add-On | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 18:00
Wine 1.5.5 was released on Friday as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot. This latest release provides some Mono and .NET improvements...
Affiliate Review Summary for May 25th | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 18:00
A wide selection of reviews from our partners all over the internet for Friday May the 25th.
Microsoft Develops 80? Wall-Mounted Tablet for Buisnesses | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 17:00
Steve Ballmer Uses 80" Wall-Mounted Tablet as His Work Desk
Laptop Graphics Face Off: Diablo III Performance | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 14:48
Blizzard’s latest iteration of their hack ‘n slash Diablo series is making plenty of news, and we managed to get a copy for testing purposes. If you haven’t read much about Diablo III, the short skinny is that it’s not particularly demanding when it comes to desktop hardware. Laptops on the other hand, that’s a different matter. We’ve had some requests to show how the various IGPs and ...
Deal of the Day ? Saitek Cyborg V5 Keyboard | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 14:48
Well featured gaming keyboard for well under £40
Century releases CRNS35U3MR 2 bay RAID USB 3.0 HDD enclosure | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 9:00
Century Japan introduced CRNS35U3MR "EX Volume" 2-bay HDD enclosure, which provides fast external storage.
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) Blu-ray Movie Review | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 8:48
Despite the box office disappointment, The Blues Brothers had gone on to cultivate a healthy cult following, such that Universal commissioned a sequel nearly 20 years on. It's unfortunate too, because it does nothing but cheapen the classic original. Upon leaving Joliet state penitentiary for the crimes committed during the first Blues Brothers film, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) learns that his ...
AMD Radeon HD 7970 X2 suspected to be in the works | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 8:00
Reports suggest that AMD will soon announce the HD 7970 X2 alongside the confirmed 7990
Steam Weekend Deal: 75% off Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad GOTY Edition | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 6:48
Steam has a free weekend and 75% off sale on Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad GOTY Edition this weekend
GameFly to Publish iOS, Android Games; Launch Android App Store | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 6:24
Video game rental service GameFly this week announced that it plans to begin publishing iOS and Android games in the upcoming months, and will launch its own Android app store. In a statement, GameFly said it plans to launch its App store for Android devices later this fall. It will be called the GameFly GameStore [...]
Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection launch date and price announced | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 5:36
Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection will launch on PS3 in June, Capcom has announced.
Zone of the Enders sequel revealed | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 4:36
Developer Hideo Kojima revealed his Kojima Productions studio is starting work on a Zone of Enders sequel tentatively called "Enders Project."
Report: Facebook in Talks to Buy Browser-Maker Opera | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 4:12
A new report indicates that Facebook, fresh off its initial public offering, is in talks to acquire Web browser maker Opera Software. Tech blog Pocket-lint, citing unnamed “trusted sources,” reported that the social media giant is looking to buy Oslo, Norway-based Opera to expand into the browser space. In doing so, Facebook would be facing [...]
Minecraft passes 9.2 million sales | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 3:24
Minecraft has now surpassed nine million sales across all versions of the game.
Brand new Star Wars game series to be revealed next week | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 2:24
A brand new Star Wars game franchise is currently in the works at LucasArts and will be unveiled next week.
Hercules DJ-Adv G501 Headphones Review | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 1:36
The DJ-Adv G501 builds on Hercule's expertise with audio accessories. A full-size, closed-back headphone designed for DJ and monitoring use with an additional focus on style and comfort, the DJ-Adv G501 certainly targets a wide range of customers. Let's find out if it succeeds.
Icy Dock release two new external HDD enclosures | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 1:12
An aluminium, USB 3.0 or e-SATA, ultra slim and fanless 3.5" hard disk drive enclosure.
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200-watt Power Supply Review | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 0:36
Introduction Last month we looked at the Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W power supply and were very pleased by what it had to offer. In fact, we liked it so much that we wanted to see just what its little brother, a 1200 watt model had to offer. Little is such a relative term here as the unit we're going to look at today is still capable of 1200W. Cooler Master set the bar really ...
Thermaltake releases Toughpower XT 1275W Platinum Snow Edition | Posted on: 26/05/2012 @ 0:00
Thermaltake give their 80 Plus platinum semi-modular PSU some snow edition love.
Iron Front Liberation 1944 released | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 22:48
Deep Silver's WW2 FPS set in war torn Poland is finally ready to be played.
Streacom FC9 & FC10 Final Specs revealed | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 21:48
All extruded aluminium cases supporting up to ATX motherboards and ideal for HTPCs.
ECS introduce ?Nonstop? quality standards on black series boards | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 21:48
Ensures stability against prolonged high temperatures and ESD.
Spire Coolgate 2011 CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 20:48
The Spire CoolGate 2011 universal CPU cooler is a towering direct contact heat-pipe solution based on the gate-duct airflow principle. The base has 4 direct touch heat-pipes that make direct contact with the CPU for better heat dissipation. Read on to see how this small CPU Cooler performs on our Intel Core i5-2500K powered test system to see if it is right for you.
Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale Review @ TestFreaks | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 20:48
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-withings-wi-fi-body-scale/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-withings-wi-fi-body-scale/) Quote: " The Wi-Fi Body Scale provides personalized data that can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet or web browser at a moment’s notice. Withings offers free iOS apps for the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad or Android app to review this data. ...
Corsair Vengeance C70 Case Review | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 20:48
Let's take an in-depth look at this new military-inspired mid-tower case from Corsair, the Vengeance C70, and see if it is a good pick.
Microsoft: The Unlikely Sponsor Of Linux | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 20:48
Besides the Fedora hot dog marketing strategy going on at LinuxTag in Berlin, another interesting aspect of this leading German Linux conference is the sponsors for this year's event. Microsoft and Nokia are among the leading sponsors...
The Portal Cube Shown On Open-Source Linux | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 19:36
Here's a video of the "Companion Cube" from Valve's Portal video game rendering on Linux...
MyDigitalSSD BP3 2.5? and mSATA Drives Now Shipping | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 19:36
Starting at $79.99 for 64GB models up to $499.99 for 512GB capacities. 500MB/s read and 315MB/s write via SATA III.
Silverstone announce Redline RL01 Case | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 19:36
Starting at just ?45 for a smart looking red LED themed mid tower case with support for up to 5 fans.
In Win BUC 101 Review | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 18:48
The In Win BUC 101 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, the BUC, offering a fancy look with useful features and fairly compact dimensions. As a futuristic interpretation of the original chassis, with a few new features, the BUC 101 warrants another look at the case line - nearly one year after the original.
Stainless Turbocharges Its Kickstarter Campaign with GOG.com | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 18:24
FREE copies of original game to all backers who pledge $25 and above towards Carmageddon: Reincarnation
Preview: ASUS P8Z77 WS | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 17:24
Das P8Z77 WS ist ASUS' Workstation Platine betreffend Intels Ivy Bridge Prozessoren. Dabei kann es mit einer langen Featureliste aufwarten wobei auch einige sehr interessante dabei sind. Beispielsweise verfügt es über vier Full-Size-PCI-Express-Slots, die Quad-SLI/CrossFireX mit bis zu vier Grafikkarten erlauben.
Infographic: How Big is Apple? | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 17:24
Apple's total sales in 2011 were $128 billion which is more than the gross domestic product of about 160 nations around the world including New Zealand, Iraq and Syria. This infographic explores just how big Apple really is.
Linux 3.4 Kernel Benchmarks | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 17:12
Here's a look at the performance of the Linux 3.4 kernel, which was recently released, compared to all major kernel releases going back to Linux 2.6.39. Multiple kernel sub-systems are being compared in this round of Intel Linux benchmarking.
Dell leaks two Windows 8 tablets | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 17:12
12.5 and 10.1-inch models are in the works.
GeIL Taipei Factory Tour - We almost broke an IC Testing Machine | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 17:00
Today we were invited to GeIL's Taipei factory to get an up close and personal tour of its facilities for testing and producing its RAM modules. Since GeIL outsource the SMT part of its memory production, that is the part where the chips get attached to the memory module PCB, we could not show that part, however we do get a chance to give you a really close look at some of the testing aspects ...
Xonar DGX, Other Soundly Linux Enhancements | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 16:12
The sound pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel has went in this week. Aside from Linux now finally supporting Creative Sound Core3D sound cards, there's also some other interesting audio-related work for the kernel...
X.Org To Pay For Better Nouveau GPU Reclocking | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 16:12
With X.Org / Mesa / Wayland not being part of this year's GSoC, the X.Org Foundation is independently paying for some projects to motivate students over to summer to make some open-source driver improvements...
Toshiba to Release Hybrid Hard Disk Drive in September | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 16:12
Toshiba Confirms Development of Hybrid Hard Disk Drive.
Zyxel PLA4201 500mbps Powerline Adaptor Review | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 15:48
We pitch Zyxel's new sub £50 500Mbps powerline adaptor set against the competition
Where systemd Came From & Where It's Going | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 15:00
Lennart Poettering recently spoke at a BarCamp in Warsaw, Poland where he talked about systemd. In the 100+ minute presentation, he covered where systemd came from, where it's going, and other details...
Linux Gamers Are Going Crazy For This New Game | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 15:00
There's another Kickstarter-backed game that may be coming to Linux and it's causing Linux gamers to become extremely excited. In the past day I've received no less than 30~40 emails from readers talking about this possible Linux port of Carmageddon: Reincarnation...
Deal of the Day ? 320GB External Hard Drive | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 15:00
Western Digital Elements 2.5" Portable Hard Drive for only £47.38
Affiliate Review Summary for May 24th | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 13:48
A wide selection of reviews from our partners all over the internet for Thursday May the 24th.
Eurocom launches new mobile workstations featuring the i7-3920XM and Quadro 5010M | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 12:36
With a wide range of Ivy Bridge mobile and Nvidia Quadro mobile configurations providing high levels of workstation performance.
MSI R7850 Power Edition 2 GB Review | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 12:24
MSI has taken the powerful TwinFrozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and put a shrunk down version on their HD 7850 Power Edition. Thanks to an overclock out of the box the card can match last generation's HD 6950 in performance, without a significant increase in power consumption.
Spire Launches the Star LED Fan Series | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 11:36
Red and blue 80mm, 90mm(92mm) or 120mm fans. With either sleeve, ball or nano bearings.
Thermaltake Dr Power II Power Supply Tester Review | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 11:36
Ever wanted to monitor your power supply but don't have the cash for expensive equipment? Thermaltake have the answer!
MSI GT70 Ivy Bridge Gaming Notebook Giveaway | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 10:36
Congrats to lebarle who won the MSI Z77A-GD65 from our last giveaway. As I hinted at last time however, if you didn't win or aren't in need of a new motherboard, MSI had something special planned for us: a quad-core Ivy Bridge notebook to give away. It's the MSI GT70, a 17.3-inch 1080p gaming notebook with a Core i7-3610QM CPU (quad-core Ivy Bridge, 2.3GHz base clock, 3.3GHz max turbo). ...
Diablo III breaks record as fasting selling game of all time | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 10:24
If you're playing Diablo III, you're definitely not alone. According to Activision Blizzard, the action-RPG has broken day-one PC sales records, selling more than 3.5 million copies of the game in 24 hours
Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 10:24
Introduction You know, it seems to me that I remember when things first started with Xigmatek; I was told that there were certain things that were going to set these guys apart from all other companies. From what I can recall there was a specific comment made to me that the guys who got together to start up Xigmatek were tired of working for companies that keep building on the same line of ...
Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 9:33
A fully backlit mechanical keyboard that sports a fabulously minimalist design and caters to discerning consumers who want something unique, the Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 is not your average mechanical board. Are you looking for plenty of standalone macro keys? Pffft, try fully integrated ones here. Is 6-Key Rollover not good enough for you, maybe you want 20KRO? Bah, that's for chumps. Try FULL ...
Report: Microsoft Prepping Office for iPad, Android Tablets | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 9:24
A new report indicates that Microsoft’s Office suite will be heading to Apple’s iPad and Android tablets later this year. Boy Genius Report (BGR) reported that it has a “reliable source” who said Microsoft plans to launch Office apps for iOS and Android tablets in November. Office may also be coming to the iPhone and iPod touch, [...]
Obama Calls for Govt. Apps as Part of Digital Strategy | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 9:24
On Thursday, President Obama ordered each branch of the federal government to develop at least two apps, providing access to essential services on mobile phones. Obama also said that it will continue to work hard to make grater amounts of data available to the public, as part of a digital strategy that will use the [...]
Rebellion Pack for Mass Effect 3 announced | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 9:24
EA announced the Rebellion Pack for Mass Effect 3, a free download pack available starting next month that adds two brand-new maps, new unlockable characters, a new team objective and a new equipment slot to the cooperative mode.
Intel to release i5-3350P, Ivy Bridge without Intergrated Graphics | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 8:12
Intel is working on a strange new processor model based on its new 22 nm "Ivy Bridge" silicon, the Core i5-3350P.
BitFenix release first mini-ITX case named Prodigy | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 7:00
BitFenix today have launched their latest case, Prodigy. The first mini-ITX chassis designed with enthusiasts in mind
BitFenix Prodigy Available From July | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 6:40
@BitFenix have unleashed the Prodigy mini-ITX gaming chassis, available exclusively from @Overclockers_UK in the UK. [via @Vortez]
Google?s Motorola Acquisition: A Marriage Made In Heaven Or Just A Marriage Of Convenience | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 6:00
Google is now the proud owner of the one of the world?s most recognisable mobile brands: Motorola. Well that statement might have true 5 years ago: Is this purchase a bold new direction for the search engine giant or a marriage of convenience? We look into our crystal ball to see what the future holds Google-rola.Google’s Motorola Acquisition: A Marriage Made In Heaven Or Just A Marriage Of ...
Sharkoon Intros Nightwriter Gaming Keyboard | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 5:48
Retailing for ?27.99 with blue LED backlighting, first exhibited at CeBIT 2012.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Launch trailer released | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 4:48
Ubisoft has sent over the European launch trailer for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
Corsair Announces SSD Upgrade Kit for Notebooks | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 4:48
Just 7mm thick Corsair SATA III Force 3 SSDs with SATA to USB data migration cable and utility included.
Fedora's Hot Dog Marketing Strategy | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 3:36
With Fedora 17 having the codename of the Beefy Miracle, this week at LinuxTag in Berlin they're luring in new users with hot dogs. Meanwhile, the German-based openSUSE project continues to attract new followers with their beer...
ADATA Launches Premier Pro SDHC & SDXC Cards Featuring UHS-I Technology | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 3:36
Featuring class 10 read and write speeds of 95MB/s and 45MB/s respectively with ECC.
Nvidia Announces Icera 500 - The Baseband in Grey | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 2:24
During Nvidia's Tegra analyst day, more details were disclosed about both Nvidia's plans for Icera, and the upcoming codename Grey SoC with Icera inside. Earlier today we talked about how Icera 410 had been validated for use on AT&T's LTE and HSPA network, which itself is an exciting step towards a complete Nvidia solution. Nvidia just announced their upcoming Icera baseband, Icera 500, which is ...
Unboxing the Kingston HyperX 3K Solid State Drive | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 2:24
We have always known Kingston for trying to make products that are affordable. They recently released a new solid state drive in their HyperX line. They are calling this new drive the HyperX 3K, where the 3K stands for the number of program / erase cycles the NAND inside is rated for. The original HyperX drive is rated for 5K program / erase cycles, so this drives is going to be less ...
Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend postponed | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 2:24
The second Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Event is being held back until ArenaNet deploys "a lot of additional hardware in our datacenters".
Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H Review ? Z77 and MicroATX | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 1:12
In the first of our non-full-size Z77 motherboard reviews, we are today getting to grips with the Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H. Currently retailing at $135, the Z77MX-D3H offers more performance in the microATX factor than some motherboards do in full-fat ATX mode. This motherboard took high-powered memory in its stride, and on the latest F10 BIOS (at time of testing) Gigabyte claim full ...
Gaming Performance: GTX 680 SLI vs HD 7970 CFX vs HD 7950 CFX | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 1:12
In diesem Artikel werden wir aufzeigen wie gut - oder schlecht - Multi-GPU-Setups in aktuellen Spielen skalieren. Auf 14 Seiten vergleichen wir die Performance von jeweils zwei GeForce GTX 680, zwei Radeon HD 7970 und zwei Radeon HD 7950 in theoretischen sowie realen Gaming-Benchmarks. Also dann legen wir los und tragen unseren Teil zur Klimaerwärmung bei.
GIGABYTE Launches Xeon E5-2400 Family Server Motherboard Series | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 1:12
Supporting LGA 1155 based Xeons in dual socket configurations with up to 384GB of RAM and PCI-E 3.0.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for Vita release date announced | Posted on: 25/05/2012 @ 0:00
The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will be released for PlayStation Vita on 29th June, Konami has announced.
SilverStone Raven RV03 Review | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 22:58
@Vortez takes a look at the EATX #Raven #RV03 PC Chassis from @Silverstonetek. Featuring a rotated motherboard design and space for motherboards larger than standard ATX, the Raven should see excellent cooling via two of Silver Stone's own 180mm Air Penetrator fans. Aggressive styling and side-panel vanity window may make this many a gamer's dream case. David digs deep in our latest case review...
Lian Li Announces Three New Ultra-Compact Cases | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 22:48
The PC-Q02, PC-Q03 and PC-Q16 cases.
Microlab SOLO7C Multimedia Speaker System | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 22:31
@Vortez reviews #Microlab's SOLO7C #Speakers. With good sound quality and a great price, this set of floor-standing speakers would be tempting for any current or prospective HTPC owner. Read on as Tim takes a look these imposing beasts...
Mass Effect Infiltrator now available on Android | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 21:48
Mobile shooter Mass Effect Infiltrator is now available to download on Android devices, BioWare has announced.
MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Power Edition Overclocked Video Card Review | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 21:00
Introduction AMD's Radeon HD 7850 is a model we haven't had a huge look at since its launch earlier in the year. With a number of models launching around it from both AMD and NVIDIA and then a new CPU and chipset launch from Intel meant that the HD 7850 probably didn't get quite the attention that it deserved. Today, though, we're looking at one that grabbed our attention straight away. ...
Wayland's Weston Running On Android | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 20:48
Wayland's reference compositor, a.k.a. Weston, is now running on Google's Android...
AMD Piledriver production to begin in Q3 2012 | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 20:48
Should offer better clock per clock performance and energy efficiency as Bulldozer is refined.
BIOSTAR Launches the TZ77B Motherboards | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 20:48
A budget-orientated Z77 motherboard option featuring support SATA III, PCI-E 3.0, USB 3.0 and DDR3 up to 2600MHz.
Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Case Review | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 19:36
The Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower chassis is designed for enthusiasts that want a large case with all the bells and whistles. The Overseer RX-I has has a black exterior and interior with blue LED accents for a timeless look. Features of the case include USB 3.0 ports, tool-free hardware installation, a hard drive docking station and advanced cable management. Read on to see if this full ...
Ubisoft Reveals their E3 Lineup | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 19:36
Plenty of blockbuster games and surprises lined up for the event.
Nvidia Icera 410 LTE Modem Passes AT&T Network Validation | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 19:12
Since acquiring Icera, Nvidia has been busy readying itself for the next level of integration - selling baseband in addition to APs (Application Processors), and further down the road, inclusion of the baseband onboard the SoC. Today's news is a small step and logical precursor toward both goals, Nvidia's Icera 410 LTE and HSPA+ baseband has passed AT&T's network validation testing (NVT) which ...
CM Storm QuickFire Pro Gaming Keyboard Review | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 19:12
New gaming-grade peripheral features illuminated mechanical keys on a sturdy body. Check out our test.
500 Million People to Use Windows 8 Next Year? | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 18:24
Microsoft Projects Breakthrough for Windows 8 Sales Thanks to Compatibility with Different Devices.
Review: Pentax K-01 | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 18:00
IntroductionPentax isn't a company to rest on its laurels. As we saw with the the Pentax Q compact system camera, it's willing to push camera design in often exciting and unconventional directions. With the K-01, Pentax has created a mirrorless system camera that can use any existing K-mount lens, without the need for adaptors, which should surely appeal to existing Pentax SLR owners. The Pentax ...
Enermax Fulmo GT Review | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 17:48
Able to fit multiple water-cooling radiators, does this super-sized, fan-filled case make the grade?
Gaming Deal of the Day ? Dead Island | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 17:12
Do you think you can find a way to escape from the island?
Streacom Updates Passive HTPC Chassis Lineup with FC9 and FC10 | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 16:48
The advent of CPUs with low TDPs (but having enough power to handle HTPC duties) has resulted in passive HTPCs becoming more and more popular. Streacom (started in 2010) designs and manufactures a range of products including active and passive cooled chassis for HTPC and general usage, home theater amplifiers, servers, HTPC accessories and embedded entertainment solutions. In addition, they also ...
Dell XPS 8500 | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 16:48
Between Dell's Inspiron value desktops and Alienware gaming rigs, the XPS 8500 targets digital content creators, game players, and power users who'd never buy a Digital Storm or Velocity Micro, but who crave more performance than generic retail PCs provide. It gets that performance from one of Intel's new "Ivy Bridge" processors and AMD's speedy Radeon HD 7870 graphics card, along with a Samsung ...
Deal of the Day ? Tt eSPORTS Challenger Gaming Keyboard | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 16:12
offering a unique cooling solution for your hands when the heat of the battle takes its toll on you.
Yahoo! Axis: A New Way to Search | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 15:36
Wouldn’t it be great if you never had to look at a bunch of links after doing a Web search, so that instead you’d just land on the site you were looking for? What if Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky Choice always worked perfectly so that you didn’t have to pore over ten blue links? Yahoo [...]
Better Input Support In The Linux 3.5 Kernel | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 15:00
For the Linux 3.5 kernel there will be better touch/input device support...
Bayan Audio ? Bayan 7 iPod Speaker Dock Review | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 15:00
We don't normally dip our toes into the audio world, but today we have a Bayan 7 dual Speak Dock by Bayan Audio in to review. Read on to discover what we thought of this unique speaker dock.
RunCore Unveils the Xapear SSD with Remote Data Deletion and RFID Protection | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 15:00
Features SMS activated data deletion and an RFID encrypted partition to protect your data.
Review: Huawei MediaPad 7 | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 14:24
Huge in China, here in the UK Huawei is a name you might be tempted to pronounce 'who are we'. But it's a brand the company is determined to stamp on Western consciousnesses over the coming months. It slunk into the low-end smartphone market with a series of Android phones a couple of years back, and in November of last year branched out with a noisy press party for the 7-inch MediaPad 7. We've ...
2013: A Good Year For Open-Source AMD? | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 13:48
For those disappointed by the results of the open-source vs. closed-source AMD Radeon graphics driver results on Linux at this time, you may be more pleased going forward and carry hope for open-source AMD advancements in 2013...
Affiliate Review Summary for May 23rd | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 13:48
A wide selection of reviews from our partners all over the internet for Wednesday May the 23rd.
QNAP TS-419P II Review | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 13:48
QNAP is one of the key players in the NAS market and offers a vast variety of relevant products that cover all needs, from home use to business environments. Today we will evaluate the flagship of their Home & SOHO category, the TS-419P II which is equipped with a ton of features and functions and can take up to four HDDs.
Fedora 17 For ARM Goes Into Beta | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 11:24
While Fedora 17 should be released next week, the ARM version is lagging behind and has just reached its own beta milestone...
Libc++ Has Landed | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 11:24
The LLVM-spawned libc++ standard C++ library has now landed within FreeBSD...
New DDX X.Org Server API Changes Are Pushed | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 11:24
The first step of the X.Org Server API changes for the DDX drivers to allow for some more modern GPU driver functionality has landed in the mainline Git repository for the xorg-server...
VisionTek 700-watt Modular Series Power Supply Review | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 10:48
Introduction Today we're looking at a new power supply unit from VisionTek. VisionTek has a long history for their video cards going back many years. Enthusiast's embraced the company and eventually VisionTek brought their products into the mainstream with retail outlets like Best Buy, CompUSA and Game Stop. Throughout the years the company has undergone several changes and has branched ...
Booming Sales Drive Lenovo to #2 PC Spot | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 6:24
Lenovo recorded booming PC sales for the fourth quarter, almost ten times the rate of the PC industry, the company said. Lenovo’s notebook PC sales for the fourth quarter topped $4.2 billion, representing 44 percent growth over the same period a year ago. Desktop sales also increased 43 percent to $2.4 billion. Both represented increases [...]
Microsoft: Windows 8 Boots Too Fast for Mere Mortals | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 6:24
Windows 8 boots so fast, users will likely not have time to trigger the boot menu before the PC boots, Microsoft claims. In a blog post this week, Chris Clark, a program manager on the Windows User Experience team, again claimed that Windows 8 will boot in less than 7 seconds on a PC equipped with [...]
Linux Support Finally For Creative Sound Core3D | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 4:48
The Linux 3.5 kernel will introduce support for the Sound Core3D audio cards that were launched by Creative last year...
HP Announces 27,000 Layoffs in Major Restructuring Effort | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 4:00
Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced that it will lay off approximately 27,000 employees, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a multi-year restructuring plan that will extend to the end of 2014. Though the announcement confirms earlier rumors of a major downsizing, HP did not specify which departments would be affected by the job [...]
Amazon Prime Adds More Paramount Titles | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 2:48
Amazon signed an agreement with Paramount Pictures on Wednesday that will bring “hundreds” of new titles to the Amazon Prime service over the next three years. The movies include Star Trek, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Top Gun, The Italian Job and The Truman Show, the companies said. Others, such as Mission: Impossible 3 are already listed [...]
Zowie AM Gaming Mouse Review | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 1:12
Zowie's recently released AM mouse gets put to the test. The mouse features a newly designed Avago sensor equipped with a custom lens made specifically for Zowie which brings down the lift-off-distance significantly. We take it for a spin and see how well the setup works in the real world.
Supermicro Updates X9 Platform for Intel's Latest Xeon Families | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 0:36
Intel introduced three new Xeon processor families last week. The Xeon E3-1200 v2 family is based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, while the Sandy Bridge based Xeon E5-2400 and E5-4600 families encompass processors for two and four socket systems respectively. Supermicro has duly updated their X9 family of motherboards and systems to support the new processors. Without further digression, let us ...
Seagate Announces Intent to Acquire LaCie | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 0:36
We just received word from LaCie PR that Seagate has announced an intent to acquire a controlling interest in LaCie. Seagate is a familiar name for storage products, with hard drives being a primary focus and a history that goes back over three decades. More recently, they have branched out into other related areas with their GoFlex external drives and media players. LaCie on the other hand has ...
Comcast Adds Free Wi-Fi Calling for Voice Subscribers | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 0:36
Comcast on Tuesday introduced a new service that allows home phone subscribers to make calls on their iPad, smartphone, or other mobile device at no cost, whenever they have Internet access. Using their existing home phone number and the Comcast mobile app, customers will be able to make and receive phone calls and send text [...]
Report: No Deal After Samsung, Apple Patent Talks | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 0:36
Not surprisingly, settlement talks between Apple and Samsung over their patent dispute have reportedly not resulted in any agreement. Instead, both sides are back in court arguing over proposed sanctions. According to a report from The Korea Times, Apple’s Tim Cook and Samsung’s Choi Gee-Sung failed to agree on a settlement that would have ended [...]
Company of Heroes 2 to get vehicle capture and cover jumping abilities | Posted on: 24/05/2012 @ 0:00
In addition to line of sight fixes and the ability for tanks to drive through more buildings.
Point of View and TGT launch GTX 680 Ultra Charged | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 22:48
Features a base clock of 1110MHz, boost clock of 1176MHz and a custom cooler.
Review: Updated: Nikon D3200 | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 22:24
IntroductionBy all accounts, Nikon had a great year in 2011, topping both the DSLR and compact camera charts. The former came via the Nikon D3100, the company's entry-level offering with a 14.2 million pixel sensor, which is a great way in for those looking to get serious about their photography.After launching two new models at the very top of its lineup already this year, Nikon has now ...
The Archos G9 Tablet Reviews: Fast Enough | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 22:24
There's nothing quite like being fastest. Even to be atop the heap of competitors for a second can be a thrill and a great story. And so it was that we were fascinated by the incredible claims by Archos, that they had the "World's Fastest Tablets." We first caught wind of these tablets last year when they were touted as the fastest Android tablets in the world thanks to the 1.5 GHz clock on the ...
Review: ASUS Maximus V Gene | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 22:24
Mit der ROG-Serie bedient ASUS jeweils die Gamer und Overclocker. Mittlerweile findet man endlich eine klare Abstufung im Sortiment des Herstellers bezüglich Gaming- und Overclocking-Motherboards. Das Maximus V Gene Motherboard zielt mittlerweile konsequent auf die Gaming-Gemeinde wohingegen das Extreme-Board kompromisslos auf Overclocker ausgerichtet ist. Bei den Produkten der Gene-Serie ...
MyDigitalSSD BP3 512GB SATA III Solid State Drive (Phison S8 Exclusive) Preview | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 22:24
Introduction At this point we are hardly surprised when MyDigitalSSD proprietor Matt Dawson calls us and says he has another world's first ready for us to check out. After helping steer many of the storage designs used in netbooks today, Matt moved on to build a large portion of RunCore's fan base. From there he started his own SSD company named after his retail store, MyDigitalDiscount. ...
Deepcool Gammaxx 400 CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 22:12
Today we will review the Deepcool Gammaxx 400 CPU cooler, which has a tower heatsink with four heatpipes and one 120 mm fan.
Deepcool Gammaxx 300 CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 22:12
Today we will be testing the Gammaxx 300 CPU cooler from Deepcool. It has a tower heatsink with three U-shaped heatpipes and one 120 mm fan. Check it out!
Nanoxia present Deep Silence 1 PC Case | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 21:36
Their first venture into the PC case market with a very elegant looking midtower chassis.
Nvidia 301.42 WHQL drivers now ready for download | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 21:36
Featuring dramatically improved SLI performance profiles, adaptive v-sync support for older cards and more.
Toshiba Z830 Ultrabook | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 21:12
Toshiba hat mit dem Z830 bereits seit geraumer Zeit ein Ultrabook im Programm. Mit einem Gewicht von lediglich 1.11 Kilogramm ist es zudem das leichteste Gerät seiner Klasse. Gespannt sind wir ob Toshiba mit diesem Gerät wirklich ein guter Wurf gelungen ist oder ob eventuell doch zu viel Gewicht gespart wurde.
Deepcool/Logisys Gammaxx 300 CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 21:00
Today we will be testing the Gammaxx 300 CPU cooler from Deepcool/Logisys. It has a tower heatsink with three U-shaped heatpipes and one 120 mm fan. Check it out!
Canonical Makes Rare X.Org/Wayland Contribution | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 20:24
While Canonical is known -- and commonly criticized -- for not investing in making heavy, low-level upstream Linux contributions, today a set of patches intended for upstream were published by a Canonical engineer concerning XWayland support...
Team Group Xtreem SSD SATA II A1 Launched | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 20:24
With a Phison 3105 controller supporting up to 270MB/s and 210MB/s on the read and write with 15K and 6K IOPS.
AMD's Gift to AnandTech Readers: 50 Free AFDS Passes | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 20:00
Apparently Manju was feeling pretty generous after our recent Ask the Experts session and gave us 50 free passes to AMD's Fusion12 Developer Summit (AFDS) to give away to AnandTech readers. The show runs from June 11 - 14 in Bellvue, WA, with extended early registration going for $395 per person today. We've got 50 passes to give away, they are first come, first serve. Just use promo code Anand12 ...
News for 5-23-12 | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 20:00
Time once again for the news from around the world.. enjoy!
MechWarrior Online Heads into Closed Beta Starting This Week | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 19:12
Details Unleashed for Gaining Early Access to the InnerSphere.
Corsair 8GB 1866MHz CL10 Laptop Memory Kit Review | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 18:48
Corsair Vengeance series laptop memory upgrade kits are designed to unlock the full performance potential from you notebook. We take the Corsair Vengence 8GB DDR3 1866MHz CL10 memory kit and put it to the test in our ASUS N56VM notebook with Intel Core i7-3720QM quad-core Ivy Bridge processor! Read on to see how easy it is to install this memory kit and to see how it improves overall system ...
AMD Radeon Catalyst: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 18:12
Now having compared the graphics driver performance between Microsoft Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 Linux for the NVIDIA driver with the GeForce GTX 680 and the multi-platform Intel performance for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, here's a look at the AMD Catalyst driver performance with the Radeon HD 7950 graphics card when running between Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux.
Gaming Deal of the Day ? Tomb Raider Anniversary | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 18:12
Celebrate and commemorate ten years of Tomb Raider and Lara Croft with Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Massachusetts Joins Growing Crowd Probing Facebook IPO | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 17:36
Massachusetts regulators on Tuesday issued a subpoena to Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter for Facebook’s initial public offering, in an effort to get answers about reports that some investors and not others were informed of earnings revisions for the company ahead of the IPO. The state’s Securities Division “has put out a subpoena to Morgan [...]
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 17:36
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a compact camera that packs a punch. It has a 10x optical zoom, an 18-megapixel resolution and excellent photo and video quality. The camera's small size makes it a little difficult to keep steady while shooting, so steady hands or a mini-tripod is a must for the clearest of images.
Hard Disk Drives? Densities to Double by 2016 | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 17:12
60TB Hard Disk Drives Imminent This Decade
Review: Panasonic TX-L42WT50B | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 16:24
IntroductionAs plasma TVs' most vocal advocate, with enormous plasma production facilities to back up its beliefs, it's no surprise that Panasonic has been slower than most - well, everyone, really - when it comes to fully embracing LCD as a worthwhile TV technology.Sure, there have been LCD models in Panasonic's TV range for a few years now. But they've invariably been limited in size and scope, ...
The Linux USB Library Has Been Forked | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 16:00
Libusb has been forked as libusbx and it appears this library for user-space USB data transfers on Linux and other operating systems is gaining traction...
Affiliate Review Summary for May 22nd | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 16:00
A wide selection of reviews from our partners all over the internet for Tuesday May the 22nd.
Silicon Power Announces the T10 SATA II Solid State Drive | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 16:00
Another SSD to bolster its value orientated SATA II range, featuring speeds up to 280MB/s with TRIM support.
Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202 Available in Alienware Laptops | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 16:00
Alienware the first to get Qualcomm's latest Wi-Fi module featuring bluetooth and high performance 802.11n speeds with network prioritising.
VIA introduce $49 Android PC | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 16:00
Equipped with 512MB of DDR3 and ARM11 System on Chip (SoC) running Android OS
Review: Western Digital My Book Live Duo 4TB | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 15:12
Network attached storage (NAS) drives used to require the skills of network administrators to get them up and running. Thankfully, those dark days are behind us. NAS drives such as Western Digital's My Book Live Duo still take a little getting used to, but can be set up with no advanced networking knowledge required. My Book Live Duo is ideal for media streaming. It's UPnP, and can stream to any ...
Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 (Z77) Motherboard Review | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 14:48
Micro-ATX Extreme boards are always going to be hit or miss, but can the G1.Sniper M3 get an award in its sights?
Deal of the Day ? Mushkin Chronos 240GB SSD | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 14:48
2.5" SATA-III Solid State Hard Drive from only £149.99
VIA Is Still At It: They Launched A $49 ARM PC | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 13:48
While fading away to irrelevancy, VIA is still around and actually releasing new hardware. Though this isn't some new VIA x86 quad-core CPU but rather VIA Technologies is now entering the ARM and Android space. The product they announced on Tuesday is a $49 Android PC...
ASUS' Zenbook SSD and Apple's MacBook Air SSD Are Not Compatible | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 12:48
In working on yesterday's Zenbook Prime review I ran into a problem with the 256GB Sandisk U100 drive that came with my review sample. Unfortunately, since the drive doesn't use a common form factor or physical interface I was limited in my ability to diagnose the problem. Luckily I happen to have a handful of Zenbooks around the lab, one of which had a 128GB U100 that I could swap in, allowing ...
The Open-Source Graphics Card Is Dead | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 12:48
The effort to create an open-source graphics card suffered a premature and quiet death some time ago...
Mageia 2 Linux Released | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 11:36
The second release of Mageia Linux is now available...
LLVM 3.1 Officially Released | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 11:36
After a week-long hiatus, LLVM 3.1 has been officially released...
TP-LINK TL-WR700N 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router Review | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 11:36
Last year we reviewed a couple TP-LINK products and were extremely impressed with them. TP-LINK?s latest portable router is the TL-WR700N 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router. Its max wireless speed is rated a bit lower than standard routers, but its feature-set doesn?t suffer. The TL-WR700N supports multiple modes including AP, Repeater, Client, Bridge, and can function as a basic router. Has ...
Review: Updated: HTC One S | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 10:25
IntroductionUpdate: We've spent a long time with the HTC One S now, so have updated our review to represent the improved software and all round experience. Don't worry... it's still brilliant!The HTC One S follows swiftly on the heels of the One X in HTC's new premium brand of Android 4.0-enabled handsets, bringing a svelte chassis, 7.8mm depth and a low-price of just £26 a month at launch - and ...
ASUS Zenbook Prime (UX21A) Review: The First of the 2nd Gen Ultrabooks | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 10:24
The first round of Ultrabooks were mostly underwhelming. It shouldn't be a surprise, but many of the efforts were just half hearted at best. Of the companies who shipped the first Ultrabooks however, it was ASUS who came the closest to perfection with the Zenbook. ASUS' Zenbook embodied the form factor, portability and overall concept of an Ultrabook. Where it failed to deliver was with its ...
OmniVision Announces 16 MP OV16820 and OV16825 CMOS sensors with 60FPS 4K2K and QFHD Support | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 10:24
Paying attention to smartphone CMOS sensors has been one of the things we've been doing for a while now in our smartphone reviews, and today OmniVision announced details about their upcoming 16 MP CMOS sensors. The announcement details two upcoming 16 MP CMOSes, the OV16820 and OV16825, which differ only in their packaging (Ceramic LGA for for OV16820 and raw die form for OV16825). Both are are ...
Amazon Appstore Brings App Test Drives to Phones | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 10:24
Not sure if you should buy that Android app? Amazon announced this week that it is extending its “Test Drive” service to Android phones, which will allow Amazon Appstore users to try out apps before buying or downloading. Amazon has offered Test Drive for Web apps for more than a year. But given that most [...]
Apple Brochure Pitches ?Spaceship? Campus to Neighbors | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 10:24
Though the Cupertino City Council appears poised to approve whatever plans Apple puts forward for its new “spaceship” campus, Apple has prepared a brochure for its neighbors that outlines what’s in store. The document, obtained by 9to5Mac, includes a letter from Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, who insists that “respect for our neighbors was a priority [...]
Phanteks PH-TC14CS_RD CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 10:24
Up for review today is another CPU cooler, this one is the latest and greatest from a company called Phanteks. I’ve not had the pleasure of reviewing their products before so this is a treat for me. The cooler is the PH-TC14CS_RD where the RD means red, yes the cooler is red in color but there are several other color options available. The PH-TC14CS is a rather beefy cooler and it comes with ...
Lepa G1600-MA 1600-watt Power Supply Review | Posted on: 23/05/2012 @ 10:24
Introduction Every now and then, something big comes along. You know it's big just by looking at the box. The sheer size and heft of the package in your hands dictates respect. It is a contender, a challenger and determined to be king. This is exactly what we have for you today as we take a look at the latest offering from Lepa. For those unfamiliar with the brand, you'll be pleased to ...
MEElec Sport-fi S6 Earphones Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 23:12
The Sport-fi S6 is the latest in-ear set from MEElectronics that is designed specifically for use while exercising. A modular cable design, over-the-ear memory wire and a nice bundle of accessories are features that MEElec included with the S6 to set it apart from the other in-ear headphone offerings. Let's tie on our running shoes, throw on some tunes and take a listen to the Sport-fi S6 to see ...
In-Dev MSI FM2 motherboard spotted | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:12
An OEM sample motherboard equipped with an abundance of USB 3.0 and SATA III connectivity as well as a mini PCI Express slot.
Steve Ballmer calls Windows 8 "rebirth" of Microsoft's OS | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:01
vr-zone.com - Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, has called Windows 8 the “rebirth” of its operating systems, making it one of the most pivotal products in the company's history.
nVidia GeForce GTX 690 Video Card Tested | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:01
It didn't take long for the engineers at NVIDIA to find the right combination of speed and power bef...
MSI Radeon HD 7870 Hawk 2GB Reviewed | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:01
MSI's HD 7870 HAWK is the company's mid-range equivalent of the Lightning Series. The card uses a Tw...
nVidia GeForce GTX 690 Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:01
The GTX 690 is hardly a secret anymore but the newest member of the GeForce lineup has nonetheless b...
nVidia GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card Tested | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:01
Review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card. Today NVIDIA releases their new GeForce GTX 690...
nVidia GeForce GTX 690 Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:01
When the GTX 680 was released, no one had any doubt that a dual-GPU version was in the pipeline. The...
AMD Catalyst 12.4 WHQL Treiber Test | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:01
Der neueste Treiber aus dem Hause AMD ist der Catalyst 12.4. In unserem Test sind zu Vergleichszweck...
nVidia GeForce GTX 670 Spezifikation Vorschau | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:01
Zur zweiten SingleChip-Grafikkarte auf Basis des GK104-Chip hatten wir schon vor einem Monat erste S...
nVidia GeForce GTX 690 Testbericht | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:01
Getestet wurde die Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 Grafikkarte. Nvidias GeForce GTX 690 setzt sich aus gleich...
nVidia Geforce GTX 690 Test | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:00
Das neue Nvidia-Flaggschiff vereint zwei Geforce GTX 680 auf einer einzelnen Platine. Ob sich die Ka...
Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Neuvorstellung | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 21:00
SAPPHIRE Technology hat gerade die SAPPHIRE HD 7770 VAPOR-X OC Edition basierend auf der AMD GCN Arc...
Zalman CNPS8900 Extreme CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 20:36
Designed for low profile cases, the slim ZALMAN CNPS8900 Extreme offers high performance cooling at a low noise level. This CPU cooler uses an ultra quiet 110mm PWM fan with two Direct Touch heatpipes that attach to aluminum fins to dissipate heat effectively away from your CPU. Read on to see how this direct touch heatpipe cooler performs on our Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge processor!
Report: Apple Testing Larger Screen for Next iPhone | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 20:36
Speculation about new iPad and iPhone sizes are always a popular topic for the rumor mill, but two new reports offer a credible hint that we may indeed see larger iPhone screens later this year. According to a report on 9to5Mac, Apple has been testing phones with a larger display sized at 3.95 inches diagonally, [...]
Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Motherboard | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 20:36
Let's take a look at this small yet high-end socket 1155 motherboard from Gigabyte based on the Intel Z77 chipset and targeted to "Ivy Bridge" processors.
Google closes Motorola Mobility deal | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 20:00
vr-zone.com - After meeting approval by regulators throughout the world, Google has announced that it has closed its deal to acquire Motorola Mobility, giving it access to a huge portfolio of important mobile phone patents.
Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650 W Power Supply Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 20:00
Antec sent one of their new mid-range units, the Earthwatts Platinum 650 W. The Earthwatts "family" is focused on ecological power for everybody, with a minimalistic philosophy, all with an impressively low price tag for 80+ Platinum efficiency. Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650 W Power Supply Review is a post from: Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community Related posts: Antec HCP-850W ...
Koolance release GTX 690 Water Block | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 20:00
Featuring a high quality solid copper and nickel plated microfin design for $144.99.
Facebook Falls Below IPO Price on Second Day of Trading | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 19:24
Judging from the market’s reaction to Facebook on its second day of trading, the company should have been priced at $34 from the beginning. Facebook closed at $34.03 on the day after its initial public offering, down about 11 percent from Friday’s close, which barely finished above the IPO price. For the day, the company’s [...]
SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket, Dragon Spacecraft; Heads Towards ISS | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 19:24
After scrubbing its planned launch on May 19 due to a faulty check valve, SpaceX proved its critics wrong this morning by successfully launching the Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon capsule perched atop. The momentous launch took place at 3:44am EST this morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk — also known [...]
VIA announces ultra-affordable $49 Android PC, we go hands on | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 19:00
vr-zone.com - Google's Android OS has so far ended up in just about every device imaginable, but apparently one market has so far been ignored, the humble desktop. Taiwanese VIA Technologies spotted this omission though and has developed the APC – or Android PC – which actually is more of a motherboard than a complete solution.
Gaming Deal of the Day ? Bastion | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 18:48
Today’s gaming deal of the day is a real treat, coming from SuperGiantGames is one of the finest Indie gaming titles ever made, with stunning graphics, an award winning narrated story and and frantic gameplay, but best of all its crazy cheap today on Gamersgate! In Bastion, you take control of ?The Kid?, who is at the time a lone survivor, in a dangerous yet beautiful world which was ...
Panasonic TC-L55DT50 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 18:12
Good HDTVs aren't always good-looking. You can have a bright and colorful screen capable of reaching inky blacks while not being visually stunning in its design. As more features become available in less-expensive HDTVs, it's design flourishes that become part of the justification for premium prices. The Panasonic TC-L47DT50 is an ideal example of this premise.
Google Android: Is Google Planning Something Massive? | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 18:12
Google?s success with Android over the last couple of years has been impressive; from humble beginnings Google has amassed a loyal following, but they still aren?t making the money that Apple is.Google Android: Is Google Planning Something Massive? is a post from: UK Gadget and Tech News, Reviews and Shopping Site - Gaj-It.com
OpenMoko's New Endeavor: Giving Out IDs | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 18:12
With the OpenMoko project being largely irrelevant these days and not vigorously pushing new software or hardware, the OpenMoko company has resorted to giving out USB IDs and MAC addresses...
ownCloud Four Brings New Features | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 18:12
Version 4 of the ownCloud open-source private cloud storage software has been released with several new features...
ICY DOCK MB994SP-4S Mobile Rack Review @ ThinkComputers.org | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 17:49
Starhawk (PS3) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 17:49
Panasonic TC-L55DT50 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 17:49
nVIDIA GK110 Performance Analysis @ Ocaholic | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 17:49
Intel Z77 Motherboard Round Up Featuring ASRock, ASUS, ECS, GIGABYTE, Intel, and MSI | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 17:49
SilverStone Grandia SST-GD08B HTPC Chassis Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 17:49
Corsair Vengeance C70 Military Green Case Review @ Legit Reviews | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 17:49
Game of Thrones Ascent coming to Facebook | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 17:48
Disruptor Beam partners with HBO & George R.R. Martin on upcoming Game of Thrones social game.
ARCTIC Freezer 13 PRO CO Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 16:36
Ast?zi voi prezenta solu?ia celor de la ARCTIC pentru segmentul mediu-entuziast în materie de r?cire pe aer pentru procesoare Intel ?i AMD. ARCTIC Freezer 13 PRO CO este prezentat ca un cooler cu poten?ial bun pentru r?cirea 24/7 a serverelor ?i sta?iilor de lucru îns? este prev?zut ?i cu prinderi aproape pentru toate socket-urile, în afar? de LGA2011.
New DMC ? Devil May Cry Screenshots | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 16:36
3 new shots of Kat from Capcoms latest button basher.
Affiliate Review Summary for May 21st | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 16:36
A wide selection of reviews from our partners all over the internet for Monday May the 21st.
Leica Camera Asia Pacific announces seven new products in celebration of "Das ... | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 15:36
vr-zone.com - Leica Camera Asia Pacific has unveiled seven new products in celebration of "Das Wesentliche" (the essential element in the art of photography) in Singapore, which include Leica M Monochrome, LEICA M9-P Edition Hermès and LEICA M9-P Edition Hermès – Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas.
Review: Altec Lansing inAir 5000 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 15:24
Altec Lansing's inAir 5000 is a glorious set of AirPlay speakers. Setting it up is easy. Download a free app for iOS, plug it into the speaker and walk through the couple of steps it takes to name the device and connect it to your Wi-Fi network. Alternatively, you can configure it by connecting to a network it creates temporarily through a browser on your computer, or using WPS on supported ...
Nvidia product recall (rumour) | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 15:24
Nvidia GeForce GTX 600-Series Rumoured to Suffer from Eventual Performance Degradation
Preview: nVIDIA GK110 Performance Analyse | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:48
In diesem Artikel werden wir euch zeigen welche Performance wir von NVIDIAs kommendem GK110 Grafikchip erwarten. Als Basis für unsere Zahlen nehmen wir die Skalierung von NVIDIAs neuen Kepler GPUs und schätzen auf diese Weise die effektive Leistung des GK110-Monsters. a
Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 Slides Closer To Release | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:48
Phoronix Test Suite 4.0-Suldal has slid closer to its official release with the availability today of the milestone three build...
Intel Support For OpenCL On Linux With Ivy Bridge | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:48
The Linux OpenCL support for Intel CPUs is not in as good shape as the Intel Windows OpenCL support at this time, but here are some benchmarks that explore the Intel Ivy Bridge OpenCL performance under Linux.
LinuxTag 2012 Gathers Linux Stakeholders In Berlin | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:48
The annual LinuxTag 2012 conference is happening this weekend in Berlin, Germany...
Toshiba Dynadock U3.0 Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:25
Review of the Toshiba Dynadock U3.0 Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station. Today we're looking at a rath...
HIS Multi-View + Sound Adapter Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:25
The Multi-View and Sound Adapter from HIS is a device suited for the USB 3.0 bus, meant to connect a...
Egreat S-Series R300 Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:24
Egreat S-Series R300 Network HD Media Player. Sigma Designs followed closely by Realtek are the two ...
CM Storm Trigger Test | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:24
Getestet wurde die CM Storm Trigger mechanische Tastatur von Cooler Master. Das Cooler Master unter ...
CM Storm Trigger Tested | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:24
CM Storm Trigger Gaming Keyboard. After taking a look at Cooler Master's QuickFire Pro keyboard last...
Samsung Galaxy S III Kolumne | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:24
Mit dem Galaxy S III hat Samsung den Nachfolger des wohl bislang erfolgreichsten Android-Smartphones...
HTC One X im Test | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:24
Mit dem One X hat HTC ein erstes Quadcore-Smartphone im Portfolio. Dabi setzt der Hersteller auf ein...
HTC One S Test | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:24
Getestet wurde das HTC One S Smartphone. Neben dem One X und dem One V stellte HTC auf dem Mobile Wo...
Shuttle XS36V Barebone Neuvorstellung | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:24
Die Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH das XS36V Barebone. Das mit nur 36 mm Gehäusebreite sehr schlanke ...
ASRock Z77 Extreme9 Announcement | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:24
ASRock launch the company's top-of-the-line Z77 motherboard, model name Z77 Extreme9. ASRock Z77 Ext...
Deal of the Day ? 23? Dell UltraSharp IPS Monitor | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:12
1920x1080 Resolution, 20000000:1 Contrast Ratio, 300cd/m Brightness, 8ms Response Time, 1x DisplayPort, 1x DVI-D, 1x D-Sub, 3 Year On-Site Warranty.
Samsung Green DDR3 1600MHz 8GB 30nm Memory Kit Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 14:12
We take a look at the new 8GB 1600MHz 30nm kit from Samsung that is said to be untouchable.
LLVM 3.1 Has Been Quietly Postponed | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 13:48
The major v3.1 update to the LLVM and Clang compiler components were quietly delayed last week. There's still no official communication on this setback for the Apple-sponsored compiler technology...
Microsoft DirectX Back-End Support For Qt | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 13:48
Being worked on and discussed at the moment is a Microsoft DirectX/Direct3D back-end for the Qt5 tool-kit that leverages ANGLE...
Xilence XQ Series 850 W Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 13:36
Xilence decided that it was high time to refresh their PSU offerings, so lately they enriched their XQ series with three new members, two with Platinum efficiency and the last one with Gold. In this review we will fully test the 850W model which besides the highest possible efficiency rating features a fully modular cabling design and a unique look which differentiates it from all other PSUs.
ICY DOCK MB994SP-4S Mobile Rack Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:36
On the table today is a 2.5? drive rack by Icy Dock. The MB994SP-4S can hold four 2.5? drives, and fit all of them in a single 5.25? bay in your desktop or server. It can fit any 2.5? drive up to 15mm in height (yes, that includes Western Digital?s extremely popular 2.5? Velociraptor drives!) The chassis of the rack is 100% aluminum, which gives a solid feel and a clean look. It also has dual ...
PNY Technologies launches a new Kepler-based gaming powerhouse: the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:03
PNY Technologies is proud to announce its latest solution for the hardcore gamer: the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5. Based on NVIDIA?s famously innovative Kepler architecture, this new addition to the GTX 600 range is a must-have for enthusiasts … Continue reading →
PNY announces Smart Active HDMI 3-in-1 12ft. Cable Kit | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:03
MÉRIGNAC, France ? 14 May, 2012 ? PNY Technologies, Inc., a global storage, upgrade and graphics solutions manufacturer for both consumers and professionals, today announced the launch of its innovative, ultra-thin Smart Active HDMI 3-in-1 12ft. Cable Kit, just a … Continue reading →
Lamptron Claw Constant Tension Hose Clamps First Look | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:03
Now here is an interesting product That looks like it would be right at home clamping down your $500 carbon seatpost on your $6000 Cannondale mountain bike but funnily enough this is not a product for bikes. These are the … Continue reading →
Sneak peek at LD Coolings new project | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:03
Interesting case design coming from LD Coolings design house surfaced today and simply had to post it, here’s the possible specs 10 X 5.25 Slots all removable (Single 5.25 Slots, Dual and Triple)! It will be possible to install 120, … Continue reading →
How Rigmods Clan [MYO] Do Rush! In Battlefield 3 [VIDEO] | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:03
Lets watch how [MYO] clan does rush in bf3! read on to see video… 11 minutes to take all mcoms we don’t faff about. Want to join [MYO] ? send a request at the link below and watch out for … Continue reading →
DIY Guide: Fujitsu Lifebook P770 Memory Upgrade | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:03
Three Barrel Revolver/Gun | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:03
AMD A4 3400 APU Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:03
Buying advice: High-Performance Desktop PC @ ocaholic | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
Dragon?s Dogma Review (XBOX 360) @ HardwareHeaven.com | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR3-1600 16GB Quad Channel Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers.org | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2 Motherboard Review @ Techgage | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
HIS HD7850 Fan 2GB (H785F2G2M) Review at Overclockers Online | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
Thermaltake Commander MS-I & Tt eSPORTS Gaming Gear Giveaway! @ ThinkComputers.org | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
Corsair?s Carbide Series 300R System Enclosure reviewed in Metku.net | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
My company is giving away an HTC One X! | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
If you haven’t heard, my employer Mobile Fun is giving away an HTC One X. It’s super quick and easy to enter via the HTC One X giveaway page, and if you win you’ll receive a sim-free HTC One X smartphone in all its glory. The HTC One X is the most powerful and desirable Android phone ever to [...]
LinkedIn app released for Windows Phone | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
Microsoft are continuing to narrow that app gap that so hamstrings their platform ? today, the big name they?re announcing is none other than LinkedIn, the professional social network. The app, which comes just after LinkedIn was released on iPad, is free to download for all and includes all of the features that you?d expect. [...]
Elgato announces the Game Capture HD | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
vr-zone.com - Slowly but surely more and more high definition video capture devices have started to appear, although most of them haven’t exactly been priced at a consumer price point if you wanted something besides a PCI Express card. Elgato’s new Game Capture HD is set to change things at least for those interesting in capturing HD gaming videos from a console.
Asus' P8C WS motherboard target Xeon's with the C216 chipset | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
vr-zone.com - It's easy to forget that the LGA-1155 platform is also home to Intel's E3-series of Xeon processors and Intel recently updated its entire E3-series of Xeon's to Ivy Bridge. To go along with the new CPUs Intel also released a new chipset, the C216 and Asus has produced a new motherboard based on this chipset called the P8C WS where WS stands for Workstation.
Intel is going after the Gigabit cable modem market | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
vr-zone.com - A little known fact is that Intel is competing in the cable modem market and the company is showing off its latest DOCSIS 3.0 gateway at the Cable Show. The bad news is that it doesn't appear that we'll see any commercial implementations until next year, which at least isn't too far away.
ASRock first with Q77 motherboard, a little bit too early in fact | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
vr-zone.com - Intel's Q77 chipset isn't expected to launch for another week and a half or so, but that hasn't stopped ASRock from launching its first product based on the chipset, the Q77M vPro motherboard. As the name inclines, this is a motherboard for business users and as such it comes with Intel's Small Business Advantage in the box.
Early MSI socket FM2 motherboard tips up | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
vr-zone.com - Thanks to one of our forum members we can show you an early picture of an AMD socket FM2 motherboard from MSI. Admittedly the forum post doesn't mention the fact that it's from MSI, but the product model number gives it away.
Comcast Suspends Data Cap, Prepares for Tiered Pricing | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
vr-zone.com - Comcast users outside two as-yet-unnamed markets will have unlimited data usage during the testing of Comcast's new data pricing model.
The Leap: Gesture Control Revolution? | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
vr-zone.com - A new product has been unveiled that claims it will revolutionize the way you interact with your computer.
Apple releases brochures to neighbors, discussing new campus | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
vr-zone.com - Apple sent out a brochure to its neighbors in Cupertino, looking for feedback on its planned "Campus 2", for which the company hopes to break ground this year.
Facebook shares decline two days after IPO - Zuckerberg loses $2.2 billion | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
vr-zone.com - On their second day of trading, Facebook's stocks dropped below their offer price, losing Mark Zuckerberg's personal fortune $2.2 billion.
Kodak's patent claims against Apple | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
vr-zone.com - It seems like Apple is constantly trying to fight off intellectual property theft, but in the case of U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218 Kodak actually won the judge over.
Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Plus Heatsink Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
The Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Plus is well suited towards mainstream CPUs that don't exceed 100W TDP ...
Cooler Master TPC-812 Tested | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
Review of the Cooler Master TPC-812 CPU Cooler. The new Cooler Master TPC-812 CPU Cooler is designed...
Zalman CNPS8900 Extreme CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
The Zalman CNPS8900 Extreme is a low-profile CPU cooler. It has two heatpipes and a 110 mm fan. Let'...
Prolimatech Megahalems Revision C Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
Review of the Prolimatech Megahalems Revision C CPU Cooler. Undoubtedly Megahalems, the first CPU co...
Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink Reviewed | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:02
The Noctua NH-L12 is a lower profile heatsink that stands 93mm tall and is a little over 130mm squar...
Antec H2O 620 Kühler Test | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Getestet wurde der Antec H2O 620 CPU-Kühler. Hersteller Antec bietet mittlerweile neben Gehäusen und...
Noctua NF-S12B FLX Testbericht | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Der lautlose PC. Das ist der der Traum fast jeden Hobby-Bastlers. Um dies zu erreichen benötigt man ...
Alpenföhn K2 Test | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Getestet wurde der Alpenföhn K2 CPU-Kühler. Kühlerspezialist EKL ist bekannt dafür, die Alpenföhn Pr...
Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 Kühler Testbericht | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Getestet wurde der Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 VGA Kühler. Kaum kommt AMD mit seiner neuen Grafikkar...
Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure Test | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Getestet wurde der Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure Kühler. Die Matterhorn Serie von Alpenföhn umfasst bisl...
Dear Diary @ Insomnia 45 - Day 1 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Dear Diary, I woke up this morning excited, kind of like a 6yr old child at Christmas time. Except, it?s not Christmas, it?s early May. It?s not even the weekend, it?s just a dreary Thursday morning like any...
Dear Diary @ Insomnia 45 - Day 2 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
After a fairly early night (in comparison of those to come) our alarms go off at 9:30am to make sure we?re up in time for the opening ceremony, but unfortunately not in time for a proper breakfast. Making our...
Dear Diary @ Insomnia 45 - Days 3&4 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Now, I?m not trying to short change you here by merging two days diary entries into one, but I?m sure you don?t want me constantly telling about how I?ve played Battlefield 3, or numerous other games for the last 8 hours or so. Needless to...
Dear Diary @ Insomnia 45 - Final Day | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Alas, today is the final day of Insomnia 45, already there are a large number of empty spaces at the desks and as we head to ours there?s a steady stream of people moving past us carrying rigs, monitors and bags of swag. As I...
EVGA Introduces the GTX680 FTW | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
The GTX 680s that should have been...EVGA Introduces the GTX680 FTW is a post from: Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community Related posts: EVGA GTX 680 Graphics Card Review EVGA X79 FTW Motherboard Review CES 2012: EVGA to Release New Line of PSUs Designed for Overclockers
Biostar TA75A+ Socket FM1 Motherboard | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Today we will be looking at one of Biostar?s socket FM1 motherboards that is targeted at the mainstream computer market with an affordable price tag. Biostar TA75A+ Socket FM1 Motherboard is a post from: Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community Related posts: Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard Review Biostar TP67XE Motherboard Review Biostar TZ77XE4 Motherboard Review
EVGA GTX 670 Superclocked Graphics Card Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
It's launch day again, and this time it's for the second card in NVIDIA's 600 series line-up, the GTX 670. EVGA is one of NVIDIA's most well-known and well-regarded add-in board (AIB) partners, and we have one of their GTX 670 Superclocked cards to run through our testing.EVGA GTX 670 Superclocked Graphics Card Review is a post from: Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community Related ...
BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 mm Fan Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Upon opening the box I was greeted with two 120 mm Spectre Pro Fans. Their follow up to the Spectre is the now available in the form of the Spectre Pro which like the Spectre, is offered in a variety of sizes and with a variety of different colored LEDs.BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 mm Fan Review is a post from: Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community Related posts: PC Add-A-Fan Model 120 ...
It?s a Race! The Great Chimp Challenge 2012 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
May is upon us, and in the Spring a young man's mind turns to... you guessed it, the Great Chimp Challenge team folding race!It’s a Race! The Great Chimp Challenge 2012 is a post from: Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community Related posts: The 2010 Chimp Challenge is Upon Us Chimp Challenge 2011: Rules and Dates OCForums Folding@Home Chimp Challenge 2008
ASUS Maximus V GENE Motherboard Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
mATX motherboards aren't usually what you look at for squeezing ultimate performance out of your system. ASUS has been working to change that perception with their Maximus GENE series of Republic of Gamers motherboards for several generations now. Today we'll see just how they were able to succeed in this generation with the ASUS Maximus V GENE. ASUS Maximus V GENE Motherboard Review is a post ...
AMD Unveils New Trinity APUs for Notebooks ? Desktops to Follow | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
This is AMD's new Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) architecture. They are unveiling the APUs for notebooks today with desktop APUs to come down the road; we're told sometime in June (can you say Computex?).AMD Unveils New Trinity APUs for Notebooks – Desktops to Follow is a post from: Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community Related posts: AMD’s Bulldozer – New Info from AMD ...
MSI R7870 Hawk Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Well, it's been a couple of months since AMD has released their new lineup of 7 series GPU's. Top to bottom is now out essentially, so its time for their partners to start churning out their own versions of these cards to see if they can put something out even better than what AMD has brought to the table. Among others, MSI has stepped to the plate and done so with their R7870 HAWK. Let's see ...
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
Kingston has recently released their new HyperX 3K line of solid state drives, which aim to give users a high-performance storage solution while keeping the cost low. Kingston's 240 GB HyperX 3K solid state drive has been put to the test over the past few weeks, so let's see how it performed.Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review is a post from: Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community ...
G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2666 Memory Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
You've seen this strong RAM from G.Skill in use before, in our reviews of Intel's i7 3770K and ASUS' Maximus V GENE. Now we'll look at the sticks themselves and find out just what they're capable of.G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2666 Memory Review is a post from: Overclockers - The Performance Computing Community Related posts: G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-2133 Quad Channel Memory Review G.Skill Pi DDR3-2400 ...
Corsair Performance Pro Series 256GB SATA III (CSSD-P256GBP-BK) | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
A hard drive is no longer just a hard drive. There are many options available to you and today we feature the Corsair Performance Pro Series 256GB SATA III SSD. It utilizes the Marvell controller and isn't afraid to show off its power.
HIS HD7850 Fan 2GB (H785F2G2M) | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
When it comes to gaming the graphics card is an essential piece to the puzzle. The HIS 7850 Fan 2GB might be that missing piece you are looking for with Eyefinity support for up to 4 monitors with a price that won't break your budget. Read on to see how well this card performs.
Review: Asus EA-N66 Ethernet Adaptor | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
We expect wireless access everywhere, and the Asus EA-N66 Ethernet Adaptor promises just that. Despite all the advances of wireless 802.11n, walls and distance still conspire to kill your router's reception dead. Asus, like a knight of old, is here to rescue you like some long-haired damsel in distress, who is only capable of using her good looks to get out of a high tower. The oddly-named, and ...
Review: Toshiba BDX3300 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:01
IntroductionAside from the odd show-off product, such as the Toshiba Excite 13, Toshiba is a brand that's largely been focused on good value rather than breaking new ground, and the Toshiba BDX3300 Blu-ray player is a spectacular example of its signature 'everyman' efforts.Priced at £78.99 in the UK and $119.99 in the US, it's comfortably the cheapest 'big brand' Blu-ray player we've yet seen. ...
Review: Toshiba BDX5300 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:00
IntroductionEase of use increasingly makes or breaks electronic products, but with the Toshiba BDX5300 Blu-ray player, Toshiba is hoping there are shoppers out there who still put core features and a low price at the top of their wish lists. With built-in Wi-Fi, smart TV services and support for 3D Blu-ray, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Toshiba BDX5300 is the equal of its more expensive ...
Review: Sony KDL-46HX853 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:00
IntroductionWith the latest TV ranges from Samsung and LG already out and attracting mostly positive critical notices, the pressure on Sony's debut TV for 2012 really couldn't be any greater. Especially with Sony's TV business contributing spectacularly to the brand's latest round of cataclysmic operating losses. Still, the noises coming out of Sony about the 46-inch KDL-46HX853 are all ...
Hands-on review: Leica M Monochrom | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:00
Although it is based on the Leica M9, the Leica M Monochrom has no colour filter array, so it can only record black and white images. This means that every one of its 18 million pixels is used to record brightness values, and there is no demosaicing of the red, green and blue signals to create a full colour image.Removing the RGGB (red, green, green, blue) filter array above the sensor has a ...
Review: Adobe InDesign CS6 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:00
The new InDesign CS6 shows Adobe's commitment to design and page layout. The new features InDesign boasts are intended to make life easier for busy layout production work and also for anyone making page designs for more than one final format. Everyone in the DTP field is being asked to do more kinds of work than ever before - and not just taking pages onto iPads, although that's definitely ...
Review: Adobe Illustrator CS6 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:00
Adobe Illustrator has long been the choice for illustration professionals, designers and anyone who wants to work with infinitely scalable vector graphics. Over the years it's gained some highly impressive features, such as mesh tools for drawing photo-realistic objects, perspective tools for taking the pain out of vanishing points and much, much more. So, what can CS6 bring? Before we get onto ...
Hands-on review: Sony Vaio T13 | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:00
Sony announced its debut Intel Ultrabook earlier this month ? the Sony Vaio T13 - and we got up close and personal with the new machine at an event in London.Designed to take on the likes of the Dell XPS 13, the HP Folio 13 and, of course, the MacBook Air ? the Sony Vaio T Series Ultrabook is aimed, according to its makers at least, at people who want portability and power on the go.Our first ...
Review: Kindle Touch | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:00
IntroductionThe Kindle Touch is the latest Amazon ebook reader to launch in and outside of the US and the first to sport a touch-sensitive display.The latest batch of Kindles has actually been a bit slow to filter out to the UK. We got the new £89 Kindle fast enough, but the Kindle Fire has been totally absent anywhere outside the US since its launch, and it's only now that the Kindle Touch and ...
Review: Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo 4TB | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:00
The My Book Thunderbolt Duo is Western Digital's first desktop drive to use an ultra-fast Thunderbolt interface. In fact, it has two such ports, so the drive and an external display can be connected to a Mac with just one by daisy-chaining the display from the drive. There are two disks inside, and WD has improved the marking and releasing of the mechanism that lets you in, should a disk need ...
Introduction of the Redesigned Friendster Gaming Platform | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:00
MOL Global acquired Friendster, pioneer of the social network, in November 2009 and has since redesigned the peer community into an exciting gaming + socializing site for Asians. The new look has been in its BETA stage and has managed to attract its existing users as well as new users to experience social discovery through [...]
SilverStone FT03 Mini Review: We'll Make You Fun Size | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 11:00
One of the first cases we reviewed back when we initially established our case testing methodology last year was SilverStone's FT03, a very unique Micro-ATX design guaranteed to be both an eye catcher and a solid performer. It lived up to both of those claims. DigitalStorm even proved the FT03 was capable of handling a tremendous amount of power when they outfitted one with an overclocked ...
SilverStone Grandia SST-GD08B HTPC Chassis Review | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 8:12
Introduction As I was touring the suite SilverStone had all of the new goods on display at during CES earlier in the year, I remember just prior to getting the lowdown on all the new PSUs up the pipe, we looked at the new home theater cases that SilverStone was just about ready to go public with. The latest of the Grandia chassis designs is a reworking of old ideas, a few new tricks and ...
Apple?s Tim Cook Tops List of 2011?s Highest-Paid CEOs | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 3:36
Tim Cook, the man at the helm of Apple, was the highest paid CEO in the U.S. in 2011, according to a new study released earlier today by The Wall Street Journal and the consulting firm Hay Group. Cook was given a pay package worth $378 million last August when he took over as chief [...]
Ubisoft Launches Tom Clancy?s Ghost Recon Commander | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 2:48
Loot Drop Studio brings popular Ghost Recon franchise to Facebook.
TP-LINK Announces the AV500 Gigabit Powerline Adapter | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 2:48
Offering 500Mbps data throughput across a 300M power circuit with no configuration required: plug and play.
Unboxing the Rosewill RK-8100 Gaming Keyboard | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 2:24
Gaming keyboards, they can be very expensive for the average gamer. The range anywhere from $70 - $130. Many gamer's cannot afford such expensive keyboards. Rosewill knows this and has the perfect gaming keyboard that is not going to put a dent in your wallet. The Rosewill RK-8100 gaming keyboard features soft touch gaming keys, 18-key rollover, and 10 different profile settings. Did mention ...
AMD launches R Series APUs | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 0:36
Featuring dual and quad core processors with HD 7000 series graphics with 17W average TDPs designed for industrial use.
Kingmax launches the ED-07 USB 3.0 flash drive | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 0:36
Featuring capacities up to 128GB and read/write speeds up to 170MB/s and 40MB/s respectively.
Xjacker Soniq Rush 2.0 Gaming Amplifier Kit (Xbox 360 Edition) @ TestFreaks | Posted on: 22/05/2012 @ 0:12
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-xjacker-soniq-rush-2-0-gaming-amplifier-kit-xbox-360-edition/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-xjacker-soniq-rush-2-0-gaming-amplifier-kit-xbox-360-edition/) Quote: " Have you ever wished you could use the same headphones or earbuds for everything like your PC, MP3 player and gaming console? I don’t know about you but I find it ...
Answered by the Experts: Heterogeneous and GPU Compute with AMD?s Manju Hegde | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 23:24
AMD’s Manju Hegde is one of the rare folks I get to interact with who has an extensive background working at both AMD and NVIDIA. He was one of the co-founders and CEO of Ageia, a company that originally tried to bring higher quality physics simulation to desktop PCs in the mid-2000s. In 2008, NVIDIA acquired Ageia and Manju went along, becoming NVIDIA’s VP of CUDA Technical Marketing. The ...
Tt eSPORTS Debuts Black Element Cyclone Edition Mouse | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 23:24
Featuring a detachable 2.7CFM cooling fan to keep your hand dry during intense gaming sessions.
VTX3D HD 7970 X-Edition 3 GB Review | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 23:00
VTX3D's HD 7970 X-Edition uses the proven AMD reference design PCB with a custom dual fan cooler and massively increased clock speeds out of the box. Thanks to a large variety of included adapters that will help getting EyeFinity up and running, the card effectively comes at reference design pricing.
ASUS Launches First Intel Thunderbolt Certified Motherboards | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 22:12
Giving the P8Z77-V PRO/Thunderbolt and P8Z77-V Premium 10Gb/s Thunderbolt connectivity.
G.Skill Ares 16GB 1866Mhz DDR3 Memory Kit | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 22:09
Some people want or even need the most memory that they possibly can get into a system, for those users a simple 16GB of RAM may not be enough. Thankfully, due to rapidly dropping prices having as much RAM as servers of yesteryear is neither overly expensive, nor that unreasonable to have. Benchmark Reviews will be looking at the G.Skill Ares 1866MHz 2 x 8GB kit designed specifically with those ...
Best Thermal Paste Application Methods | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 22:05
BenchmarkReviews.com: Over the past several months, I have read an unreasonable number of discussion forum posts which offer inaccurate and often times incorrect information. It's not really all that surprising to read poorly conceived information on the Internet, which seems to be an anonymous means of passing off opinion for fact. As a general rule we don't let too many things go untested, and ...
Samsung Galaxy Note | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 21:48
Beim Galaxy Note von Samsung ist alles etwas grössere. Es spielt keine Rolle ob man das Display betrachtet oder den Akku, Samsung scheint überall eine Schippe obendrauf gepackt zu haben. Wir sind gespannt ob sich dieses riesen Phone noch angenehm in den Händen halten lässt und ob es uns letztlich überzeugt.
YouTube Users Now Uploading 72 Hours of Video Per Minute | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 21:48
Happy seventh birthday, YouTube! The popular Google-owned video-sharing Web site celebrated its seventh birthday on Sunday, and reached another video upload milestone. “We’re so honored that you’ve used YouTube to share how-to tips, political moments, home videos, comedy, music, and so much more,” the YouTube team wrote in a Sunday blog post. And over the [...]
Google?s Chrome Tops IE in Global Browser Share | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 21:48
The browser wars continued last week, with Google’s Chrome slightly overtaking Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, according to stats from StatCounter. Chrome ended the week of May 20 with 32.76 percent of the global browser market share, while IE came in at 31.94 percent – a 0.82 percent difference. Chrome has been making gains on IE, up [...]
MSI Stealth Case Review | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 21:48
Let's take a look at the latest mid-tower case from MSI, the Stealth, and see if it is a good pick.
Team Group Launches Vulcan Series Overclocking Memory | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 21:00
Featuring low profile heat sinks and speeds up to 2400MHz off just 1.5v supporting Intel XMP 1.3
Corsair Vengeance C70 Military Green Case Review | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 20:36
Today we are looking at the newest midtower chassis from Corsair, the Vengeance C70. The Vengeance line is made with gamers on the go in mind and the Vengeance C70 features handles, all steel construction, and military styling. Join us as we see what Corsair is bringing to the table with the Vengeance C70.
Veho SoundBlaster Portable Speaker Review at Mobility Digest | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 20:36
Starting the week off with a new review by me, this one is over at Mobility Digest...Link: http://mobilitydigest.com/mobility-digest-review-veho-soundblaster-portable-speaker/ (http://mobilitydigest.com/mobility-digest-review-veho-soundblaster-portable-speaker/) Quote: "Our phones have become much more than for making calls, we used then for music and video on the go and sometimes the volume is a ...
Building a Computer for Online Gaming | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 20:36
The right tools make all the difference if you want a job done right. For those that play online poker, that means having the right PC. When looking for a computer to grind online sessions with, you don't need the fanciest computer on the market, but you do need to have an idea of what to look for.
BitFenix Launches the Recon and Hydra Pro Fan Controllers | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 19:48
The Bitfenix Recon is the first internet connected fan controller, control with your smartphone
Cooler Master Intros Hyper 412 Slim CPU Cooler and Three New Thermal Compounds | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 19:48
Allowing you to fit higher profile memory with the Hyper 412S
Eurocom Racer 2.0 Scores P5848 in 3DMark11 with the HD 7970M | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 18:36
Making it faster than Nvidia's GTX 680M which scored P4905 in the same test.
Intel wants conflict free processors | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 17:24
Is to start using only conflict free minerals to build its chips by 2013.
Samsung Series 7 (NP700G7C-S01US) | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 17:12
Samsung's Series 7 Gamer takes a new third-gen Ivy Bridge processor, updated NVIDIA graphics and a beautiful 17.3-inch full HD display and makes one powerful gaming laptop. While not only for gaming, this laptop is a definite desktop replacement powerhouse that delivers the best performance we've seen from a laptop, earning it a rare perfect score in our books.
Gaming Deal of the Day ? Diablo III | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 16:24
Pick up this ever popular RPG for only £32.91
Gaming Deal of the Day ? SimCity 2000 Special Edition | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 16:24
Re-live a gaming classic for only $2.99
ARM Looking to Capture 20% of Mobile PC Market by 2015 | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 16:24
ARM-based chips used in PCs will be significantly more affordable that systems running x86 architecture chips.
eTeknix Insider Edition #14 | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 16:24
The 14th edition of the eTeknix Insider Edtion, featuring the best news, reviews, competitions and more from around the eTeknix site.
New Medal of Honor: Warfighter Trailer | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 16:24
Check out the new Medal of Honor: Warfighter television ad.
Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 Full Metal Quad Bay 2.5? SATA 6Gbps Backplane Review | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 16:24
Icy Dock and hot-swap bays go together like icing on a cake, so lets take a look to see what the MB994SP-4SB-1 has to offer.
Wayland Gains New Zoom, Transition Features | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 16:00
Wayland with the reference Weston compositor now have patches available for providing a zoomed-in area to follow the text cursor around the screen. There's also support for animated zoom transitions...
ARM Publishes New Universal Linux Graphics Driver | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 16:00
ARM has published a new open-source X.Org DDX Linux graphics driver while working to enable support for their next-generation ARM Mali T6xx graphics core...
ASUS Releases the P8C WS Motherboard with the Intel C216 Chipset | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 14:48
Supports Socket LGA1155 Intel Xeon E3-1200/12×5 v2 processors and features dual Intel LAN.
Deal of the Day ? ASUS GeForce GTX 690 | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 13:36
Dual 28nm GPU, 4GB GDDR5 4096MB, PCI-Express Graphics Card.
Intel Z77 Motherboard Round Up Featuring ASRock, ASUS, ECS, GIGABYTE, Intel, and MSI | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 12:36
Shopping for the latest motherboard can be a confusing process especially to new users. With a lot of great looking boards, it’s not hard to base ones final decision on looks and a little on price, rather than the overall value. The value can include things often… Related posts: Futurelooks’ INTEL Z68 Round Up: ASUS vs GIGABYTE vs ASRock vs MSI – FIGHT! Intel P67 Sandy Bridge Round Up – ...
NVIDIA Issues New 302 Linux Beta | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 12:36
Aside from releasing a stable Linux driver update last week, NVIDIA also pushed out a new 302-series Linux driver beta...
Linux 3.4 Kernel Released With Many New Features | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 12:36
The Linux 3.4 kernel was released to end out the weekend of Linus Torvalds' with this major kernel release highlighting several new Linux features...
The May 2012 Open-Source Radeon Graphics Showdown | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 12:36
Up for publishing today is a multi-card multi-driver comparison spanning several generations of discrete ATI/AMD Radeon graphics cards looking at the Radeon OpenGL performance as found by default in Ubuntu 12.04, as found when updating to the latest "Git" development code, when tweaking the latest development code for maximum performance, and finally when using the proprietary AMD Catalyst Linux ...
Eurocom Monster 1.0: Clevo's Little Monster | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:48
When Alienware announced the Ivy Bridge refresh for its gaming notebook lineup, one model was conspicuously absent. Word filtered out that the smallest member of the range, the 11.6” M11x, would not be refreshed and that Dell was preparing to discontinue the line. For ultramobile gamers, the loss of the M11x is a huge blow, because it was one of the more unique notebooks out there—a near ...
OCZ Releases Low Profile Version of Vertex 3 | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:48
OCZ has added a low profile version of the Vertex 3 to their SSD portfolio. The drive has a height of 7mm, which is 2.5mm slimmer than most 2.5" drives are. Other specifications match the regular Vertex 3, so reading our Vertex 3 review will give you an idea of the performance, but below is a specification table in case you don't remember the main details off hand: OCZ Vertex 3 ...
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 400W | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:48
We have already reviewed quite a few PC Power & Cooling products on AnandTech, but this time we will be looking at their first series with modular cables and a white case. In contrast to older PSUs PC Power & Cooling delivered, this one provides a 120mm fan for cooling as well. The new Silencer MK III models are available in 400, 500 and 600W only. This is a good news for everybody who is ...
NVIDIA Launches Fermi Based GeForce GT 610, GT 620, GT 630 Into Retail | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:48
While we were off at NVIDIA’s GTC 2012 conference seeing NVIDIA’s latest professional products, NVIDIA’s GeForce group was busy with some launches of their own. The company has quietly launched the GeForce GT 610, GT 620, and GT 630 into the retail market. Unfortunately these are not the Kepler GeForce cards you were probably looking for. GT 630 GDDR5 ...
ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional Review - IDE and Floppy on Z77 | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:48
Marketing is a very powerful tool. A successful marketing campaign or product segmentation can increase sales more than ten-fold. It is not something we hear or talk about much in the motherboard arena – while a manufacturer will try and promote all the features they have on a product, advertising is usually limited to web advertisements, gaming shows, or an attempt to get as many positive ...
HP Z420 Workstation Review: Competition Heats Up | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:48
Recently we had a chance to review Dell's Precision T3600, and we found it impressive. A company that seemed content to be an also-ran in the enterprise desktop space reinvigorated itself with smart new chassis designs to go along with the refreshed hardware from Intel and NVIDIA, and the resulting system proved as easy to service as it was powerful. Dell and HP can both talk up how fast their ...
Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:36
The Cooler Master TPC 812 is a CPU cooler with a tower heatsink, 120 mm fan, six heatpipes, and two vertical vapor chambers. This cooler promises a "True Performance Cooling." Let's test it.
AMD Trinity A10-4600M Laptop APU Review - Piledriver Arrives | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
AMD has been talking about their 2nd-Generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), codenamed ?Trinity?, for well over a year. This week it shouldn't come to a surprise to any of our faithful readers that AMD has finally launched this new APU! Read on to see how the AMD A10-4600M processor performs against notebooks powered by the Intel Ivy Bridge processor and AMD Llano APU!
Samsung Galaxy S III Pre-Orders Top 9 Million | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
Some 9 million pre-orders have already been logged for Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, according to the Korea Economic Daily. As reported by Reuters, Samsung has received 9 million pre-orders for its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone from more than 100 global carriers. The Galaxy S III, unveiled earlier this month, will make [...]
WiMAX vs. LTE: Should You Switch? | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
When it comes to wireless data networks, besides knowing the difference between 3G and 4G, there's another question: Which flavor of 4G do you need? Sprint was the first major wireless carrier in the U.S. with 4G, but is now upgrading its networks from WiMAX to LTE. Virgin and Boost, meanwhile, are just getting WiMAX. Which one should you pick?
Facebook Barely Claws Past its IPO Price | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
Facebook’s landmark initial public offering opened strongly – but belatedly – then fluttered back down to its IPO price, as other social media stocks sank as well. Facebook opened the day strongly, although problems with the NASDAQ exchange delayed the first trade until about 11:30 a.m. EDT or so. Facebook’s shares promptly climbed to over [...]
Microsoft Revives Student ?Buy a PC, Get an Xbox? Offer | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
It’s that time again: No, not high-school graduation, but Microsoft’s buy a PC, get an Xbox offer. Beginning May 20 in the U.S., students who buy a qualifying Windows PC worth $699 or more at participating retailers can get a 4GB Xbox 360 console for free, just like last year, Microsoft said. Canadian customers can [...]
SpaceX Launch Scrubbed at the Last Second | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
The launch of an unmanned SpaceX rocket automatically shut down at the last second early Saturday morning, pushing back the first cargo run by a privately built spacecraft to the International Space Station to Tuesday at the earliest. The SpaceX Falcon 9 booster carrying a Dragon capsule laden with supplies for the ISS had actually [...]
RIP Aero Glass; Windows 8 Sticks a Fork in Familiar UI | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
Get your reading glasses, just not your Aero Glasses. Microsoft has released an 11,000+ word blog post that covers just about every nook, cranny, and design decision behind the Windows user interface since its inception. That’s right ? even good ol’ Windows 1 makes an appearance, which has us wondering just how Microsoft managed to [...]
Mark Zuckerberg Surprises Party Guests with New Marriage | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
Breaking news from Facebook land: According to the Facebook statuses of Mark Zuckerberg and (former) girlfriend Priscilla Chan, the couple officially wed today in a private ceremony behind Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto, California home. The ceremony was so small, so private, and so surprising, that the 100-or-so guests in attendance initially thought they were coming out [...]
Pakistan Unblocks Twitter After Eight-Hour Ban | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
Pakistan has found that it’s tough to control the Internet ? specifically, what people decide to post on the popular microblogging service Twitter. Pakistan’s solution? Block Twitter. And that’s just what the country did for around eight hours today. As for why, Pakistan officials were unhappy with a number of tweets sent today that asked [...]
Leaked: Nintendo?s New Tweaks to the Wii U Controller | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
Did a QA tester accidentally post a picture of the new Wii U controller to Twitter? It sure looks like it, and there are a few interesting changes that appear to have been made since Nintendo first showed off the controller’s prototype design when announcing the Wii U at last year’s E3. According to GamesRadar’s [...]
News for 5-18-12 | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
Happy Friday!! Time for the news, so go read something..
Audyssey Audio Dock Air Review @ TestFreaks | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-audyssey-audio-dock-air/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-audyssey-audio-dock-air/) Quote: "Today we will be reviewing the Audyssey Audio Dock Air, which is designed to send digital audio from your computer, iPhone, iPod, or iPad wireless to this speaker system. While technically not a dock the Audyssey Audio Dock Air does include a ...
CrazyOnDigital Hard Acrylic Case for PS Vita Review @ Review the Tech | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
Link: http://reviewthetech.com/2012/05/19/crazyondigital-hard-acrylic-case-for-ps-vita-review/ (http://reviewthetech.com/2012/05/19/crazyondigital-hard-acrylic-case-for-ps-vita-review/) Quote" "I’m back with another review of inexpensive PS Vita accessory I found over at Amazon. It’s called the CrazyOnDigital Hard Acrylic Case for Sony PlayStation PS Vita and the price is under $6 without ...
Corsair Carbide Series 300R | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
System enclosures that are aimed towards the budget market are usually quite boring, have poor build quality and generally they just look bad. 300R is Corsair's latest offering to this market and now we'll see if it can change any of the preconceptions that shoppers may have.
ASUS G75V: Ivy Bridge in 3D | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:25
The ultimate gaming machines, such as Alienware or ASUS G-series, have always provoked amazement among gaming-oriented notebook amateurs. Top-notch gaming systems packed in a relatively small casing, easily transferrable from A to B (with A and B mostly being inside the same room), have constantly been rather expensive, though, and therefore reserved for a very thin target market. Although ...
Mandriva Linux Turned Over To The Community | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
As the latest path for the bumpy and long road of Mandrake/Mandriva Linux, the Mandriva Linux distribution has been turned over to the community...
Ubuntu 12.04 Git'ed With Intel Ivy Bridge | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
As the Intel Ivy Bridge benchmarks being delivered on Phoronix and coming up in the coming days are frequently using the latest Intel Linux graphics development stack, for those curious here is a comparison between the stock Ubuntu 12.04 packages and when running the latest Linux kernel / Mesa / libdrm / xf86-video-intel Git DDX.
Lightspark For Open Flash Inches Forward | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
While Adobe has abandoned Linux Flash Player support, the open-source Lightspark Flash Player alternative continues to inch forward...
Unboxing the ICY DOCK MB994SP-4S Mobile Rack | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
We have been reviewing ICY DOCK products for quite some time. They specialize in storage solutions, mainly ones that will fit in an open drive bays. Today we are checking out one of their latest products, the MB994SP-4S Mobile Rack. This device allows you to install four hot-swappable 2.5-inch hard drives in a single 5.25-inch bay. The mobile rack as they are calling it is made of heavy ...
Thermaltake Commander MS-I & Tt eSPORTS Gaming Gear Giveaway! | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
It is the start of week 3 of our Month of Giveaways! Each week we will be giving away a different prize! This week up for grabs is the Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition Case, Tt eSPORTS Theron Gaming Mouse and Tt eSPORTS Landon Gaming Mouse Pad! They way this contest is going to work is there will be 2 winners. One winner for the Commander MS-I and one winner for the Tt eSPORTS gaming ...
Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR3-1600 16GB Quad Channel Memory Kit Review | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
Crucial?s line of Ballistix memory made for enthusiasts has gone through many different revisions over the years. Now they are running with 3 different types of modules, Ballistix Sport, Ballistix Tactical and Ballistix Elite. Today we are taking a look at one of their Elite kits. These kits are designed for extreme enthusiasts, demanding gamers, and uber-power users. The kit we are ...
Deal of the Day ? MSI Radeon HD 7770 OC | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card w/ 1 FREE Game!
ELSA to release their own GTX 670 | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
ELSA catches up by finally releasing its Gladiac GeForce GTX 670
RunCore Develops Self-Destructive Solid-State Drive | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
physically destroy the memory chips inside the SSD by applying an over-current to the NAND flash memory.
Deal of the Day ? Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
LGA1155 socket for Intel 2nd and 3rd Generation Core i7/ Core i5/ Core i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors.
Team Group Unleashes World?s First 3GHz DDR3 Memory Modules | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
Team Group Further Overclocks DDR3 to 3000MHz
CM Storm Sonuz Gaming Headset Launched | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
The latest high-end gaming headset from Cooler Masters peripherals brand.
Sapphire launches HD 7770 Vapor-X OC | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
Fitted with the dual-fan Vapor-X cooler it should be available as of next week.
Deal of the Day ? LiteOn 4x SATA BD-ROM Drive | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
LiteOn IHOS104 4x SATA Internal BluRay BD-ROM Drive OEM for under £50.
STEC?s CellCare Technology Improves Endurance of MLA Flash Memory by 13 Times | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
New Technology Allows to Use Consumer MLC NAND Flash for Enterprise SSDs.
Memristors in silicon promising for dense and fast memory | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
Researchers reveal details of a way to make a fundamentally different kind of computer memory chip.
Kingston Wi-Drive 16 GB Review | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
With USB drives a dime a dozen nowadays, Kingston is trying to combine affordable flash storage with a certain degree of connectivity in the Wi-Drive. Employing a wireless hotspot, the Wi-Drive allows up to three connected devices to stream files to their display - be it notebooks, iOS or Android units. We take the 16 GB Wi-Drive for a spin to see if it packs enough power and flexibility to shine.
Corsair Obsidian 550D Review | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
With every major case manufacturer trying to offer a silent case option, it was just a matter of time before Corsair did the same. Somewhat late to the party, the Obsidian 550D costs a bit more than the competition, but manages to offer an extremely well rounded package giving the user the flexibility between silence and viable compromise for performance.
Comay Venus Pro 3 128GB Solid State Drive Review | Posted on: 21/05/2012 @ 11:24
Introduction A few days ago we introduced you to the Data Memory Systems' Celerity 6G Plus SSD. At the time I mentioned that we are in the process of tracking down products from SSD manufactures that are not well known. Our goal is to find the hidden treasures out there, the diamonds in the rough. Today we actually found one! Comay, the SSD division for Chinese based company CoreRise, is ...
How NVIDIA GeForce GRID Will Change Video Games | Posted on: 19/05/2012 @ 1:26
BenchmarkReviews.com: NVIDIA recently unveiled two new graphics technologies at the 2012 GPU Technology Conference: NVIDIA GeForce GRID and NVIDIA VGX. You're probably not familiar with either of these 'Cloud Computing' technologies, but in the next few years they'll develop to become quite commonplace. One day in the not so distant future, you could find yourself choosing between a NVIDIA ...
Unboxing the CyberPower Zeus Thunder 2500 SE Gaming System | Posted on: 18/05/2012 @ 11:12
We have another custom gaming system in to review! Before we actually get to the review (which you should see in about a week or so) we wanted to give you a complete unboxing and overview of the system. This system is from CyberPower and is their Zeus Thunder 2500 SE Gaming System. This system features a brand new Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge processor, EVGA GTX 680 graphics card, 16GB of ...
Corsair Vengeance C70 Case Review: Going for the Gamers | Posted on: 18/05/2012 @ 4:00
Corsair has had an excellent run as a case designer, showing growth with each new enclosure by adding some features, subtracting other ones, moving things around, and generally continuing to experiment. The Obsidian and Carbide lines in particular have shown healthy progress, but today Corsair launches a fourth line under their popular Vengeance gaming brand: the Vengeance C70. While the ...
Facebook Going Public Friday in Largest Tech IPO Ever | Posted on: 18/05/2012 @ 4:00
It’s official: Facebook will go public on Friday, raising just over $16 billion in what will be the largest technology IPO on record. Facebook said it would price 421,233,615 shares at $38 apiece, raising just over $16.01 billion. The shares will begin selling on Friday under the symbol “FB”, as rumored. The stock will be [...]
Report: HP Mulling Plans to Slash 25,000 Jobs | Posted on: 18/05/2012 @ 4:00
Hewlett-Packard is reportedly mulling a severe downsizing effort that would result in an 8 percent reduction of its workforce, or about 25,000 pink slips handed out amongst the nearly 325,000 people the computing giant employs globally. The lion’s share of the job cuts would happen in HP’s enterprise services business unit, according to Bloomberg, which [...]
Best Buy Cuts iPhone 4 Price to $49.99 | Posted on: 18/05/2012 @ 1:36
Best Buy is now selling the older Apple iPhone 4 for $49.99, apparently to clear out the two-year-old phone models before new versions are released later this year. Normally, Best Buy sells the iPhone 4 for about $99.99. The iPhone 4 discounts apply to all carriers, as well as the black and white models, although [...]
Logitec to release compact Wi-Fi N-300 Router | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 22:24
Measuring just 56 x 42 x 13.5, weighing 23 g
Apple Takes Control of iPhone5.com Domain | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 22:00
Apple has won control of the iPhone5.com domain after filing a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) earlier this month. According to the WIPO website, the domain has now been “terminated.” The domain now belongs to the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company, which is thought to be working on behalf of Apple [...]
Hama Rexton 170 DSLR Camera Bag Review @ Review the Tech | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 22:00
Link: http://reviewthetech.com/2012/05/16/hama-rexton-170-dslr-camera-bag-review/ (http://reviewthetech.com/2012/05/16/hama-rexton-170-dslr-camera-bag-review/) Quote: "Today I have a DSLR camera bag up for review, it’s from our friends at Love Cases again and if you need to take a lot with you, then you need to get this bag. The bag or case is the Hama Rexton 170 which is designed to hold ...
Club Nintendo 3DS Pouch: Luigi Edition Review @ Review the Tech | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 22:00
Link: http://reviewthetech.com/2012/05/16/club-nintendo-3ds-pouch-luigi-edition-review/ (http://reviewthetech.com/2012/05/16/club-nintendo-3ds-pouch-luigi-edition-review/) Quote: "So this isn’t an official review, but I thought it was well worth taking a look at. Over at Club Nintendo you can spend your points on things and a lot of the stuff is just decoration, but the Luigi Edition 3DS Pouch ...
Cooler Master X6 Elite CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 21:12
Most CPU coolers can either be installed vertically or horizontally inside of a case, but what if I told you there?s a CPU cooler out there that is installed diagonally inside of the case? Then you?d be looking at the new Cooler Master X6 Elite which features an angled installation which Cooler Master claims to provide better cooling performance inside of the case. Read on further to see what ...
Super Flower Unveils 500W Modular PSU | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 21:12
New model comes with a manufacturer-rated efficiency of 85%
LEPA B650 Power Supply Review | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 20:48
Let's take a look at this 650 W power supply with the 80 Plus Bronze certification and very affordable price.
ZOTAC D2700 ITX WIFI Supreme Motherboard | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 19:39
The latest @Vortez #review sees the @ZOTACUSA D2700-ITX WIFI Supreme Motherboard in the test labs. This diminutive ITX motherboard is powered by an Intel Atom D2700 CPU and NVIDIA Geforce 520 graphics. The D2700-ITX also features all mod cons: 802.11n wireless networking, DVI, HDMI, Displayport, two SATA 2 ports and one mSATA port slot. It earned two awards from our ITX motherboard reviewer Tony, ...
Intel Core i7-3370K 'Ivy Bridge' Overclocked Benchmark & Temperature Performance | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 19:36
The Intel Core i7 3770K quad core processor from Intel is the latest and 'greatest'. Though, rumors are abound that despite the smaller manufacturing process the 'Ivy Bridge' 22nm processors run hotter than the previous 'Sandy Bridge' processors. Today we are going to look at the temperatures, power consumption, and an overclocked comparison between 'Sandy Bridge' and 'Ivy Bridge'!
Alpenföhn K2 Dual Tower CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 17:48
Can Alpenföhn claim the CPU cooling crown with their first dual tower CPU Cooler, the colossal K2?
Samsung UN46D6000 | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 17:12
The Samsung UN46D6000 is an inexpensive 46-inch HDTV that features Internet connectivity, tons of apps, an attractive design and the ability to control it from a smartphone app. With the cheap price, however, comes some downsides, like no wireless connectivity and lacking audio and video quality when compared to other similar TVs.
AMD Introduces 2nd Gen Fusion Trinity Chips for Notebooks | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 16:36
AMD Boosts Performance of Flagship Mobile Offerings with Fusion A-Series "Trinity" APUs
Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Case | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 16:36
The Chaser MK-1 is one of Thermaltake's latest full towers, and includes some great features, such as: an internal USB 3.0 connection, a hard drive dock, color-shift fans, and an integrated fan controller. While any case can be made to include these features, having them built into the case is a great advantage when they are integrated well and the case looks great.
Intel Glamor Acceleration Compared To SNA, UXA | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 15:24
Going back to last year there's been the "Glamor Acceleration" project out of Intel to accelerate the 2D operations within X using OpenGL on Mesa. This is similar to the Xorg state tracker approach and while it's not yet enabled by default, Intel OTC developers have been making much progress in recent months. In this article is a look at the recent Glamor update while comparing it to the stock ...
ASUS Maximus V GENE (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 14:24
Introduction With another video card launch out the way it's time to get back into testing the pile of Z77 motherboards that we've been collecting for the last few months. The latest comes from ASUS and is part of the popular Republic of Gamer series or ROG as most enthusiasts know it as. The Maximus V GENE is the first of the ROG boards to hit us and carrying the GENE tag means that it's ...
X.Org: "A Wasteland of Unreviewedness" | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 14:12
After David Airlie brought up the new DDX driver API for the X.Org Server, a new discussion was born concerning the lack of patch review taking place for the X.Org Server...
A New NVIDIA Linux Binary Driver Released | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 14:12
NVIDIA has released the updated 295.53 binary Linux display graphics driver for GeForce and Quadro hardware...
Deal of the Day ? Gladiator 2500-6770 Gamer PC | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 14:12
Core i5 2500K, 4GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory, 500GB SATA Hard Drive, P67 Motherboard, SATA 6GB/s & USB 3.0, AMD Radeon HD 6770 DX11.
GTC 2012 Part 1: NVIDIA Announces GK104 Based Tesla K10, GK110 Based Tesla K20 | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 13:48
We’re here at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2012, where NVIDIA is holding their semi-annual professional developers conference. There’s been a great deal announced that will take a few days to completely go over, but for now we wanted to start on the product side with NVIDIA’s major product announcements. With the launch of GK104 back in March NVIDIA is now ready to start ...
Netflix: Users Who Left After Price Hike Are Re-Joining | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 6:48
All those Netflix customers who jumped ship after last year’s price hike/Qwikster debacle? It appears that a good number of them have returned to the service. Speaking at today’s J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Netflix CFO David Wells said that approximately a third of new subscribers are “re-joins,” or people who dropped Netflix but [...]
Infographic: After GM Loss, Can Facebook Compete in the Ad Game? | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 6:48
Facebook today increased the size of its IPO again, which could bring in up to $16 billion, according to reports. The change, outlined in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), comes one day after General Motors confirmed plans to drop advertising from the site. This $10 million loss is certainly unwelcome news for [...]
Upgrading Your Verizon Device? Say Goodbye to Unlimited Data | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 3:24
Verizon Wireless said today that users grandfathered into unlimited data plans will soon have to switch to tiered pricing if they upgrade their devices. “As you come through an upgrade cycle and you upgrade in the future, you will have to go onto the data-share plan and mov[e] away from, if you will, the unlimited [...]
Microsoft?s ?Signature? PC Program Strips Off Crapware | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 3:24
The champion of streamlined PCs, uncluttered with so-called “crapware,” is… Microsoft? Microsoft has begun selling a line of “optimized” PCs online as well as at its 16 retail stores. These “Signature” branded PCs retain the same OEM branding as those sold in other retails stores, such as Best Buy, but without the trialware and other [...]
Google Fires Back at Bing With ?Knowledge Graph? | Posted on: 17/05/2012 @ 1:00
Google unveiled what it called its “Knowledge Graph” on Wednesday, combining a Bing-like “snapshot” panel with results that appear closer to Wolfram Alpha’s own knowledge engine. Google said that, now, when a user searches for an “object” in its database – such as the “Taj Mahal,” “Mona Lisa,” or “Leonardo da Vinci,” Google’s search results [...]
Smartphone App Downloads Jump 28 Percent | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 23:48
With more and more people picking up smartphones and tablets, it should be no surprise that app usage has also seen a swift uptick in the last year. According to stats from Nielsen, the average number of apps per smartphone has increased 28 percent since 2011 – from 32 to 41. The large majority of [...]
Lastest iPhone Rumor Points to 4-Inch Screen (Again) | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 22:48
For those wondering if Apple plans to give its next iPhone a larger screen, a report from the Wall Street Journal just added more fuel to the fire. The newspaper reported that Apple has ordered screens from its Asian suppliers that are “at least” a half-inch bigger than the current 3.5-inch screens used on every [...]
Corsair Obsidian 550D Case Review | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 22:11
@Vortez #reviews the stylish ATX @CorsairMemory #Obsidian 550D PC Case. This refined chassis, the latest member of their excellent Obsidian range, is of steel construction with brushed aluminium fascia and is designed for ATX motherboards. Designed for quiet operation with extensive noise-damping throughout, could this be the new case to beat for near-silent performance systems? Dave finds out in ...
ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe - mini ITX Madness! | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 21:36
Beim P8Z77-I Deluxe handelt es sich um ASUS' erstes mini-ITX-Mainboard, basierend auf Intels kommendem Z77-Chipsatz, das für Overclocking geeignet ist. Besonders beeindruckend in diesem Fall ist die Stromversorgung, die auf insgesamt acht Phasen bezüglich der CPU zurückgreifen kann. Darüber hinaus handelt es sich um eine Deluxe-Platine und somit wird auch die Ausstattung umfrangreich sein.
Diablo III Gaming Benchmarks on Ivy Bridge & Trinity Laptops | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 21:36
Are you curious how Diablo III performs on the latest laptops with integrated graphics? We were very curious, so we figured we'd write up a piece on how Ivy Bridge compares against Trinity on this brand new game title. We will be using comparing the Intel Core i7-3920XM Ivy Bridge Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 to the AMD A10-4600M Trinity APU with AMD Radeon HD 7660G graphics to see which ...
AMD Performance Edition 1600 MHz DDR3 2x4GB Memory Kit Review | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 21:36
It is always a good idea for a company to grow into other markets as it expands. As they say “It’s simple: Overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. It’s slow death.” I will not argue the validity of this statement, but it seems to be true at least for… No related posts. [If you're sufficiently teased, click the title, or head to Futurelooks.com for the rest!]
E3 2012: Nintendo, Microsoft & Sony Predictions | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 21:00
It?s a big time of year for the big three console makers as E3 is less than a month away, and with all three manufacturers seemingly having one eye on the next generation - it?s hard not to speculate about the impending announcements.E3 2012: Nintendo, Microsoft & Sony Predictions is a post from: UK Gadget and Tech News, Reviews and Shopping Site - Gaj-It.com
ASRock Z77 Professional Motherboard | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 20:24
Let's take a look at this high-end socket 1155 motherboard from ASRock based on the Intel Z77 chipset, targeted to "Ivy Bridge" processors.
Review: Kodak ESP 3.2 | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 19:13
IntroductionWith a suggested retail price of £79 in the UK and $99.99 in the US, the Kodak ESP 3.2 finds itself joining the entry-level multi-function printer fight.Taking on the likes of the ridiculously cheap HP Photosmart 5510 and the Canon Pixma MG3120, the Kodak ESP 3.2 offers a competitive set of features at an affordable initial cost.The new all-in-one Kodak printer offers wireless ...
Review: Kodak ESP 1.2 | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 19:12
IntroductionPriced at £69 in the UK (about $110), there's little to separate the Kodak ESP 1.2 all-in-one printer from its stablemate, the ESP 3.2, which costs £79 in the UK and $99.99 in the US.Both offer wireless printing, plus scanning and copying. Setting them up with Wi-Fi is fast with the new ESPs, and both come Google Cloud Print-ready.Neither printer is Apple AirPrint enabled, but ...
Sonic 4: Episode II Now Available for Tegra 3 | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 19:12
Earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, NVIDIA and Sega announced Sonic 4: Episode II would be coming to TegraZone in an optimized version for NVIDIA's Tegra 3 hardware. Today the promise became reality as the $6.99 game is now available via NVIDIA's TegraZone on Tegra 3 devices. The timing alone is pretty special. While the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game debuted yesterday, the iOS ...
Oops! Avira AV Update Blocks Apps, Hangs PCs | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 19:12
Avira has a problem on its hands. A software update the German anti-virus vendor sent to paid subscribers is apparently having the unwelcome side effect of blocking trusted processes and safe applications, and in some cases even preventing PCs from booting, H-Online reported Tuesday. A bug in the update “results in the ProActiv behavioral monitoring [...]
Video Cards and Online Bingo | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 19:12
There's a huge trend anymore and that's online gaming, no I'm not taking about MMORPGS and the FPS games, I'm more talking about things like the ability to play games at OnlineBingo.com (sign up now (http://www.onlinebingo.com/online-bingo-news/)) and Facebook games along with pretty much any other browser based game. The title up there is just an example, online bingo isn't something I actually ...
Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 18:00
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 is an all-new 14-inch mid-size laptop that features Intel's latest third-generation quad-core CPU and discrete graphics. It also has a solid construction and good overall performance. The display, however, has a lower-resolution compared to other similar laptops, which is a downside.
News for 5-16-12 | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 18:00
Time for the news!!!
Capdase 320A MKeeper SLR Camera Bag Review @ TestFreaks | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 18:00
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-capdase-320a-mkeeper-slr-camera-bag/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-capdase-320a-mkeeper-slr-camera-bag/) Quote: “I’ve taken a look at plenty of camera bags in my time reviewing products and it has always amazed me at how different they really are. Well that’s not quite right, they’re the same in most ways but still different ...
Windows 8 brings new parental controls | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 17:36
Family suite to to give parents greater control over children?s internet usage.
Gigabyte claim that missing capacitors cause no issue | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 16:36
Claims that the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H is missing capacitors is answered.
Review: Sapphire HD 7870 OC Edition | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 15:37
Faster, cooler and for only another £13 on top of the price of the vanilla AMD Radeon HD 7870 - why wouldn't you go for the new Sapphire HD 7870 OC Edition? The mid-range Southern Islands/7-series/Graphics Core Next (GCN) cards from AMD have impressed us. They may not have the raw graphics grunt of the Tahiti GPUs in the excellent HD 7950 or the crazy-expensive HD 7970, but they're hitting some ...
VMware Preps To Push More Mainline Kernel Code | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 15:36
To further enhance the Linux virtualization experience with VMware products, the company is preparing to push the Virtual Machine Communication Interface and VMCI Sockets into the mainline Linux kernel...
NVIDIA GeForce GRID | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 15:36
Nvidia details some the workings of their upcoming cloud gaming service.
GTX 670 & 680 Leistung pro MHz und GPU Boost Analyse | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 14:24
In diesem Artikel werden wir zwei Punkte genauer unter die Lupe nehmen: Zum einen vergleichen wir die Leistung pro Megahertz einer GTX 670 sowie einer GTX 680. Dafür werden beide Karten bei 1 GHz Taktrate betrieben. Zu diesem Zweck deaktivieren wir den GPU Boost, so dass beide Karten konstant mit 1 GHz takten. Als zweites erhöhen wir die TDP der GTX 670 und schauen welchen Einfluss dies auf die ...
Deal of the Day ? 730W be quiet! PSU | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 14:24
Equipped with four PCI Express connectors (2x 6+2 pin and 2x 6 pin), the L7-730W is suitable for multi-GPU operation.
ASRock Fatal1ty Professional-M Review | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 14:24
ASRock team up with the famous Mr Wendel, but is the end result worth buying?
OpenChrome Now Defaults To EXA | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 13:24
There's a new release of the OpenChrome open-source VIA X.Org driver...
Wine-Mono: Marrying Mono With WINE | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 13:24
This weekend there was a new release of Wine-Mono, a project which marries Wine with components of Mono...
MSI Z77A-GD65 (Z77) Motherboard Review | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 13:24
With a huge stack of Z77 boards in our labs, the Z77A-GD65 from MSI is next on our test bench.
V3 Gaming PC Avenger Review: A New Challenger Appears | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 12:00
We've had a few boutiques come through here, but what V3 Gaming PC wanted to approach us with was something different than we're used to seeing. Many of the systems sent through here are aggressively tuned, designed for performance at virtually any cost. It looks fantastic on charts, but in practice you're often paying out the nose for a system that left the price-performance curve eating the ...
Inno3D iChill GEFORCE GTX 670 2GB OC Video Card Review | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 12:00
Introduction I found myself a little surprised that companies have come out so quickly with non-reference versions of the new GTX 670. At launch we found ourselves looking at the Palit offering which is part of the new Jetstream series. Today we're looking at a version from Inno3D. This is a company we haven't heard from in ages and for the most part it's probably got to do with the fact ...
NVIDIA GTX 680: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 11:12
Following up on the performance comparison earlier this month of comparing Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge graphics between Windows and Linux, up today are the results of a comparison of Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when using a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" graphics card.
Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 14-inch Portable USB Monitor Review | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 9:00
When you are mainly a desktop user and are used to your home setup it is very uncomfortable and hard to get adjusted to a different system or a laptop. This happens to me all the time when I am traveling, especially because my home system is setup with dual displays. Laptops only have 1 screen, but what if I was to tell you that Lenovo has a light in thin portable travel monitor that you can ...
Verizon Wireless Bringing LTE Network to 28 New Markets This Week | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 7:12
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network rollout continued today, with the carrier activating its super-fast network in 28 new markets and expanding coverage in 11 existing markets. With Thursday’s expansion, Verizon’s network will cover 258 markets across the country, or more than two-thirds of the U.S. population, the carrier said. For more details about Verizon’s [...]
T-Mobile Confirms 900 Job Cuts | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 7:12
T-Mobile on Tuesday confirmed that it will cut 900 jobs as part of a restructuring that it said will help fund the rollout of its 4G LTE network as well as its re-branding effort, among other things. The move comes after the carrier announced 1,000 job cuts in March. “We are restructuring the organization and [...]
The 1st Annual NCIX Tech Fair ? It?s a New PC Renaissance In Western Canada! | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 6:48
This past Mother’s Day weekend (May 12 – 13th, 2012), in the heart of Richmond, BC Canada, NCIX had their first annual Tech Fair. Canada’s largest destination for PC enthusiasts welcomed over 30 different companies from every corner of the computer industry to Aberdeen Centre mall to… Related posts: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB Hard Drive Review Western Digital Caviar Green ...
Review: Incase Sonic Over Ear Headphones | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 6:00
When you think of the name Incase you'll invariably think about aftermarket Macintosh products. From super slick iPhone and iPad cases to protective products for your various Macbooks, SF-based Incase does one thing very well: they make great looking products that are both stylish and functional.When we first heard that the company was jumping into the audio market with a complete line of ...
Spire Sonex 6010 Case Review | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 3:00
At $69.95 MSRP, the Sonex 6010 can fit into almost any gamers budget. While not the most feature-packed mid-tower, it does support extra-long video cards as well as pre-drilled holes for water cooling. Let's take a look to see what Spire has in store for us with the Sonex 6010.
Samsung Lists T-Mobile Devices Getting Ice Cream Sandwich | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 2:24
Samsung has updated its list of devices scheduled to receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, adding four T-Mobile gadgets. According to the list, T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S Blaze 4G, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will all be getting a taste of ICS. There’s still no word [...]
KRK Systems KNS 6400 Headphones Review | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 0:48
KRK Systems is well on their way to becoming a big name in the headphone business. Today we will be taking a look at yet another interesting set of closed back headphones, namely the KNS 6400s which feature the same mechanical design as the KNS 8400.
What We've Been Waiting For: Testing OpenCL Accelerated Handbrake with AMD's Trinity | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 0:12
AMD, and NVIDIA before it, has been trying to convince us of the usefulness of its GPUs for general purpose applications for years now. For a while it seemed as if video transcoding would be the killer application for GPUs, that was until Intel's Quick Sync showed up last year. With Trinity, AMD has an answer to Quick Sync with its integrated VCE, however the performance is hardly as similar ...
Netgear Announces 2-stream 802.11ac R6200 router and A6200 USB 2.0 adapter | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 0:12
We're at Broadcom and Netgear's joint press event today, where both are announcing the commercial availability of the R6300 three spatial stream 802.11ac router which was announced at CES, and two new products: the two stream R6200 router and A6200 USB 2.0 adapter. As a reminder, the previously announced R6300 supports 802.11ac at speeds of 1300 Mbps by utilizing 80 MHz channels on 5 GHz, ...
Report: Amazon Prepping Front-Lit Kindle for July | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 0:12
The table and ereader wars are heating up again, and this time it has nothing to do with Apple’s iPad. The innovator in this case is Barnes & Noble, the company that launched a front-lit, e-ink ebook reader just last month. Now Amazon is reportedly preparing to unveil its own version this summer. The report [...]
Sprint Tops List of Most-Satisfied Wireless Customers | Posted on: 16/05/2012 @ 0:12
Which major wireless carrier has the most-satisfied customers? According to a new survey, Sprint narrowly beats out rivals like T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, though only by one or two percentage points. Apple, meanwhile, topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) as the most-popular cell phone maker, while Research in Motion continued its downward spiral. On [...]
Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X1 Carbon | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 23:36
14-inch Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge, optional 3G and a 1600 x 900 display.
Review: LG Optimus L3 | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 21:48
IntroductionSomeway off becoming a leader of the smartphone scene, LG's Optimus L3 is an entry level handset that counteracts a less than ground-breaking array of specs, largely uninspiring styling and a less than fluid user experience with an impressive performance in the area that is arguably most important to its intended market, pricing.Lining up for as little as £79.95 on a pay-as-you-go ...
Review: Motorola Defy Mini | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 21:48
IntroductionMotorola's original Defy was a winner of an Android smartphone for us, marrying solid build with a neat design and some nice software touches. It was followed by a revamped handset, the Motorola Defy+, which updated some of the features but left most of what was in the original mobile phone untouched. Now the Motorola Defy Mini has popped up, a smaller version of the Defy with some ...
Review: ZTE Tania | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 21:48
IntroductionWindows Phone isn't exactly ubiquitous at the moment, and it isn't really setting smartphone owners on fire.Nokia's current financial woes show this, even though it's now joined at the hip to Microsoft and its flagship Lumia 900 is in the wild. But Microsoft isn't abandoning its smartphone operating system. In fact, a new version is in the offing this year. And ZTE has muscled in with ...
Vizio M3D550KD | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 21:48
Vizio strikes again with a low-priced, well-equipped edge-lit LED HDTV. The has many useful features and a much, much lower price tag than previous models. Its 3D isn't quite as crisp as with some active 3D HDTVs, but considering everything you get for the price, the M3D550KD earns our praise.
Head of Foxconn Confirms Apple?s HDTV | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 21:24
Preparations have begun for manufacturing Apple's highly-anticipated TV-set.
Deepcool/Logisys Gammaxx 400 CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 20:36
Today we will review the Deepcool Gammaxx 400 CPU cooler, which has a tower heatsink with four heatpipes and one 120 mm fan, and sold in the U.S. under the Logisys brand.
Best Buy?s Dunn Investigation Ousts Chairman, Too | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 18:12
Electronics retailer Best Buy said Monday that it had elected director Hatim Tyabji to succeed Richard Schulze, after the board found that Schulze had not reported former chief executive Brian Dunn’s relationship with a female employee. On April 10, Dunn resigned, after, in the words of the company, “engaging in an extremely close personal relationship [...]
AMD RadeonSI HD 7000 Gallium3D Still Being Raised | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 18:12
While the Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" series is nearly six-months old, the open-source support for these new "GCN" graphics cards remains largely unusable...
Fedora 18 Approves Controversial Feature | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 18:12
At the FESCo meeting on Monday, aside from Fedora reaffirmining their commitment towards the GCC compiler, the FESCo members also approved some new features for Fedora 18. One of the approved features has already sparked the grievance of Lennart Poettering...
Noontec Zoro Headphones Review | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 17:48
We have a look and a listen to the very stylish Noontec Zoro headphones.
Review: CyberPower Infinity Achilles | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 15:48
The CyberPower Infinity Achilles is the most affordable of the Ivy Bridge PCs we've seen so far, but at just under a grand you'd struggle to actually call it cheap. Though there are most definitely compromises in this sub-£1,000 build. CyberPower does still hold a special place in my heart, mainly because the first full PC I bought with my own money came from there. I'd been impressed by the ...
Nvidia Blames TSMC?s 28nm Process Technology for Slow Sales. | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 15:48
Nvidia Does Not Expect 28nm Issues to Be Resolved Soon.
Deal of the Day ? PALIT GeForce GTX 670 | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 14:36
2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card for only £309.95 inc VAT.
Lucid?s Virtu MVP Has No Love for SLI and CrossFire Users on Intel Z77 Platform | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 14:12
Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been neck deep in heavy Intel Z77 motherboard testing. I’ve been scrutinizing every last feature, and weighing each board’s performance potential. One of the Intel Z77 platform features I’ve been testing is Lucid’s Virtu MVP which could… Related posts: COMPUTEX 2011 Video Coverage – Lucid Gives Gamers V-Sync and High Frame Rates Without Sacrifice The ...
Fedora To Remain Monogamist Towards GCC | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 12:12
While FreeBSD 10 is preparing to fully switch to LLVM's Clang compiler and deprecate GCC, don't expect such a compiler change to happen in the Fedora camp in the foreseeable future. Fedora engineers have issued a statement reaffirming their commitment to GCC and stance on "alternative compilers" within this Red Hat distribution...
Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 12:12
When you are building a home theater PC or small form factor PC it is really hard to find a CPU cooler that will not only fit, but provide adequate cooling as well. We know Noctua for making extremely large CPU coolers, some of the largest air coolers that we have seen actually. Today we are checking out one of their latest CPU coolers the NH-L12. What is interesting about it is that it is ...
Intel Sandy Bridge Is Shinier On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 11:00
For those curious about the performance changes for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware when moving from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04, here is a quick overview.
The AMD Trinity Review (A10-4600M): A New Hope | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 9:48
AMD’s microprocessor history goes way back, predating even the now venerable x86 architecture. Their first foray into x86 territory came as a subcontractor to Intel, and from there AMD cut the ties and began making x86 compatible chips of their own design, starting in 1991 with the Am386. AMD went on to make the Am486 and Am5x86 before ditching the “86” part of the name with the launch of ...
Cubitek HPTX ICE Frozen Solid Chassis Review | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 9:48
Introduction Cubitek is a fresh face for me to see in the chassis market and it seems the company as a whole is maybe just two years old. From what I can gather from their website, it seems they are in pursuit of customers who prefer high-end aluminum chassis with the ICE series of cases. I would also like to add their mission statement here as I feel this line says it all really. "Cubitek ...
Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Case | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 7:36
From start to finish the design of the Cooler Master HAF XM is top notch. There are no sharp edges, everything fits well together, nothing in it feel flimsy, and every detail that I could think of has been thought of in its design. If you're building a system with multiple video cards, hard drives, water cooling, and multiple optical drives, this case can handle it.
Report: Apple Planning iCloud Upgrade for WWDC | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 6:24
Apple’s iCloud service is about to get an upgrade, according to a new report. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter,The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Apple is planning to upgrade its iCloud storage and data-syncing service with new photo-sharing features. The new features are expected to be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), [...]
Report: Microsoft Offering $14.99 Upgrade to Windows 8 | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 6:24
Microsoft reportedly will charge $14.99 for an upgrade to Windows 8 for those who buy a PC with Windows 7 on it after June 2, according to a report. According to Windows Supersite, the $14.99 upgrade offer will be timed at about the release date of the Release Preview of Windows 8, due at about [...]
Lucid?s Virtu MVP Has No Love for SLI and CrossFire Users on Intel Z77 Platform | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 4:48
Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been neck deep in heavy Intel Z77 motherboard testing. I’ve been scrutinizing every last feature, and weighing each board’s performance potential. One of the Intel Z77 platform features I’ve been testing is Lucid’s Virtu MVP which could… No related posts. [If you're sufficiently teased, click the title, or head to Futurelooks.com for the rest!]
Ask the Experts: Heterogeneous and GPU Compute with AMD?s Manju Hegde | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 1:48
AMD’s Manju Hegde is one of the rare folks I get to interact with who has an extensive background working at both AMD and NVIDIA. He was one of the co-founders and CEO of Ageia, a company that originally tried to bring higher quality physics simulation to desktop PCs in the mid-2000s. In 2008, NVIDIA acquired Ageia and Manju went along, becoming NVIDIA’s VP of CUDA Technical Marketing. The ...
The New X.Org Server Driver API Is Coming | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 1:48
The new driver API for the X.Org Server that would finally allow for the X.Org stack to better compete with modern desktop drivers on Windows and Mac OS X, may actually see the light of day, prior to the Wayland push...
Report Tips Thinner, 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 0:48
Apple is readying a brand-new, 15-inch MacBook Pro that will sport an ultra-thin design, a higher-resolution Retina display, and USB 3.0 ports, according to a new report. Citing unnamed supply chain sources, 9to5Mac said the updated laptop is currently in test production, and is slated to come out this summer. While previous rumors have indicated [...]
Wasteland 2 To Run On Unity Game Engine | Posted on: 15/05/2012 @ 0:48
Wasteland 2, the very successful Kickstarter game project as the sequel to the two-decade-old Wasteland RPG, will be running on the Unity Engine with its Linux client included...
Inno3D launch GTX 670 iChill HerculeZ | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 23:36
Inno3D launched a GeForce GTX 670-based iChill HerculeZ graphics card.
ASUS G75VW - Gaming Beast | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 22:24
Mit dem G75VW hat ASUS ein neues High-End-Gaming-Notebook im Portfolio. Dieses setzt auf eine neue Ivy Bridge Quadcore-CPU sowie einen NVIDIA Kepler GTX 670M Grafikchip. Wie beim Vorgänger gibt es auch in diesem Fall ein 17.3 Zoll grosses FullHD-Display. Wir sind auf jeden Fall gespannt, welches Testurteil sich dieses Flaggschiff erkämpft.
LLVM For Code Decompiling? | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 22:24
Asked on the developers' mailing list last week was whether LLVM could be used for a decompiler, which an independent developer is working to construct...
Ubuntu System Compositor: Wayland Plug-In, Not Fork | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 22:24
One of the more interesting technical sessions last week at the UDS-Q summit was concerning the Ubuntu 12.10 plans for a system compositor, which would be based upon Wayland. While I still view it as unlikely to happen in any meaningful way for Ubuntu 12.10, other developers have since expressed their views as well...
Deal of the Day ? Gladiator Streamer 530 Micro Home Server | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 22:24
Perfect for those who have multiple PCs and digital devices in their house.
Windows 8 tablets coming in November | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 21:24
The first Windows 8 tablets should hit retail sometime in November.
Rumour Mill: Apple TV | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 21:12
When former Apple CEO Steve Jobs told his autobiographer that he?d ?finally cracked it? when talking about an Apple TV ? the entire tech world took notice. Everyone imagined a TV that would revolutionized the medium for the 21st century. … [visit site to read more] Rumour Mill: Apple TV is a post from: UK [...]Rumour Mill: Apple TV is a post from: UK Gadget and Tech News, Reviews and Shopping ...
Unboxing the Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR3-1600 16GB Quad Channel Memory Kit | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 21:12
It has been quite some time since we have taken a look at memory from Crucial. They are still calling their performance memory Ballistix and now they have 3 different lines, Ballistix Sport, Ballistix Tactical and Ballistix Elite. Today we are checking out a quad channel Ballistix Elite kit (BLE4KIT4G3D1608DE1TX0). This kit contains four 4GB modules running at 1600MHz with timings of 8-8-8-24 ...
MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr III OC 2 GB Review | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 21:12
MSI's GTX 680 Twin Frozr III uses the company's large dual-fan signature cooler, which provides excellent temperatures in both idle and load. Fan noise is reduced too, and the card is overclocked out of the box, which makes it easier for less experienced users to get the maximum out of their card.
Intel DZ77GA-70K Benchmark Performance Review | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 20:50
BenchmarkReviews.com: I've sometimes thought that Intel tries too hard with its enthusiast level motherboards. The Extreme series, which is what Intel seeds reviewers with when new CPUs are introduced, tend to "shout" with prominent skull logos, POST code readouts, POST sequence LEDs, and other bling, but in my experience they fall down badly on features and performance. So you can understand ...
Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 20:00
Today we look at one of the largest CPU coolers Thermaltake has released to date, the Frio Extreme. The Frio Extreme is the company's most recent addition to the Frio cooler series. The Frio Extreme is a twin tower, twin 140mm fan cooler, that Thermaltake says can handle processors rated up to 250W TDP. The Frio Extreme also sports the industry's first 10-year warranty for a CPU cooler. Join us ...
Intel Begins Work on 7nm, 5nm Process Technologies | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 20:00
hief executive of the world's largest maker of microprocessors said that that the company's products made using 7nm and 5nm process technologies.
Gigabyte Z77-D3H (Z77) Motherboard Review | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 20:00
With the successor to the Z68AP-D3 in our hands, can a budget board rival the extreme Z77 boards on the market?
GIGABYTE GTX 680 Windforce 3X OC (GV-N680OC-2GD) Review | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 19:52
@Vortez #Review the @GIGABYTEUK #GTX680 Windforce 3X OC. Featuring a modest factory overclock but augmented by GIGABYTE's great Windforce 3X cooler, Rich discovers just how far he can push the cards GK104 GPU and puts the high-end card through its paces on the Vortez test bench.
Corsair Performance Series Pro (256GB) Review | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 18:48
Shortly after the Plextor M3 review went live, I received numerous emails asking us to review Corsair's Performance Series Pro. Your voice was heard and we went and asked Corsair for a review sample, and here we are with the results. There aren't too many Marvell SSDs on the market so the Performance Pro stole my attention immediately. When testing a SandForce drive, you pretty much know ...
Buffalo Technologies Announces Availability of 802.11ac Router and Media Bridge | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 17:36
At the 2012 CES, we reported on one of the first public 802.11ac technology demonstrations at the Buffalo Technologies booth. Fast forward a few months, and Netgear seemed to have stolen the march on Buffalo Technologies by announcing their R6300 802.11ac model on April 26th. However, Netgear's announcement turned out to be a paper launch. Today, Buffalo Technologies is announcing their first ...
ASUS G75VW-DS71 | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 17:36
The Asus G75VW-DS71 is a 17-inch desktop replacement notebook with a strong focus on gaming performance. Asus built it to have speed, especially the graphics performance and with the inclusion of a Thunderbolt port. While having good overall performance, it does fall a little short of what we expected.
Review: Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-2F7 | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 16:36
The Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-2F7 is exactly what you would expect from a low priced laptop. It has an unattractive plastic black chassis, only two USB ports, 2GB of RAM and a rather uncomfortable keyboard. But inside there's a Sandy Bridge processor, numeric keypad, excellent touchpad and 320GB of hard drive space.The design hasn't changed much from previous incarnations of the Satellite Pro ...
Review: Ricoh CX6 | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 16:36
IntroductionThe Ricoh CX6 is an updated version of its still available predecessor, the Ricoh CX5. It adds aperture/shutter priority, continuous AF shooting modes, plus faster start-up and shorter shot-to-shot times. Aimed at those looking for a high quality compact camera to act as a second camera, the Ricoh CX6 has aperture and shutter-speed priority modes for more control. It also has a noise ...
HTC One S | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 16:36
Auf den ersten Blick scheint das HTC One S ein sehr guter Kompromiss aus Preis und Leistung zu sein. Ein hochwertiges Display kombiniert mit einem schnellen Prozessor und gute Akkulaufzeit. Was will man mehr?
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review @ TestFreaks | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 16:36
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-kingston-hyperx-3k-240gb-ssd/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-kingston-hyperx-3k-240gb-ssd/) Quote: " Kingston built its reputation on its memory and flash storage technology. This knowledge and experience has help make their SSD (solid state drives) some of the best performing ones on the market. Their first enthusiast based SSD the ...
A Two-Second Boot Time With systemd | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 15:36
Lennart Poettering has written a guide for optimizing systemd to the extent that a two-second boot-time or less for this popular free software project...
Review: Asus X53E | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 15:24
There's very little to dislike about the Asus X53E-SX1330V. The glossy red chassis looks great, the Intel Core i7-2670QM processor is extremely capable and it's well-priced, at £750 (around $1,210) full price and as low as £540 (around $870) from some retailers.We can get tired of black and silver chassis designs, so a splash of colour is no bad thing. The Asus X53E is a deep shade of scarlet ...
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850W | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 13:00
Mit dem Silent Pro Hybrid 850 Watt präsentiert Cooler Master ein High-End-Netzteil, das nicht nur über eine sehr gute Ausstattung sondern auch durch eine hohe Effizienz brillieren soll. Hinzu kommen einige interessante Features, die dieses Netzteil von der Masse abhebt.
Ubuntu Developer Summit 12.10 Recap | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 11:12
The weeklong Ubuntu Developer Summit for the Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" wrapped up on Friday in Oakland, California. There was a lot of interesting notes shared on Phoronix from the UDS-Q event, so here's a summary of the most prominent happenings last week as the future of Ubuntu Linux was plotted.
Data Memory Systems Celerity 6G Plus 120GB Solid State Drive Review | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 10:36
Introduction We all know about OCZ's Vertex Series and Corsair's Force series of products, but there are several other companies out there producing really good SSDs. Over the next couple of weeks we'll focus on some of the best SSDs that you've never heard of. There are diamonds in the rough and we're going to find them for you. First up in this limited series of reviews is a product ...
A Tale Of Two Thunderbolt Storage Devices: Seagate's GoFlex Desk and Western Digital's Thunderbolt Duo | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 6:12
I remember the early days of the USB-vs-FireWire wars like they were yesterday, although Wikipedia reminds me that they were more than a decade ago (sigh). USB 1.0 arrived in 1996 but didn't begin to see broad adoption until two years later with version 1.1. When FireWire 400 (aka IEEE 1394a) emerged on Apple systems in 1999, its backers scoffed at USB's comparatively diminutive 11 Mbps peak (and ...
Thompson?s Out: Another Yahoo CEO Bites the Dust | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 6:12
That popping noise you hear could be a number of things. First, it could be the sound of champagne bottles being opened near Daniel Loeb, Yahoo shareholder and perpetual thorn-in-the-side for the company’s Board of Directors ? that’s a proxy fight for you. Second, it might be the sound of Yahoo’s other investors, shareholders, and [...]
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Solid State Drive Giveaway! | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 2:24
It is the start of week 2 of our Month of Giveaways! Each week we will be giving away a different prize! This week up for grabs is an OCZ Agility 3 60GB SATA III Solid State Drive! This drive boast speeds of 525MB/s read and 475MB/s write! We only have one of these to give away so make sure you get your entry in! Special thanks to OCZ for providing us with the Agility 3 SATA III drive. Read ...
Five Updates For Vintage X.Org Drivers | Posted on: 14/05/2012 @ 1:00
For any unfortunate souls still stuck to crippled graphics hardware, there's five X.Org drivers that have been updated this weekend...
The winning combo: Z77 and Ivy Bridge | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 21:36
We?ve recently presented you with three different motherboard models based on the latest Intel Z77 Express chipset, however, we weren?t able to perform thorough testing as usual, as we didn?t have any Ivy Bridge CPUs (for which this chipset was created) at disposal at the time; we had to settle for a Sandy Bridge one. This time around, we?ve finally got our hands on an Ivy Bridge representative, ...
HIS HD7950 IceQ Turbo Video Card Review | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 21:29
BenchmarkReviews.com: We have now seen round three of the AMD HD7000 series video card launch cycle and still NVIDIA have yet to fully show their hand, and until they do these new video cards are going to cost an arm and a leg. In this article we take a look at the more moderately priced (compared with the HD 7970) HIS Radeon HD7950 IceQ Turbo 3GB video card armed with AMD's Tahiti 28nm GPU Core. ...
Radeon Gallium3D OpenCL Is Coming Close | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 20:24
Following the OpenCL Gallium3D state tracker having been merged into Mesa earlier this week, the open-source Radeon OpenCL support is coming close...
Scythe releases External KAMAZO HDD/SDD enclosures | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 20:24
Scythe introduced a pair of new external HDD/SSD enclosures under the KAMAZO series.
Linux 3.4 Kernel Should Be Here Next Week | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 19:12
The final release of the Linux 3.4 kernel is about one week away, but until then there is the 3.4-rc7 kernel to take for a spin...
The v2 Rotary Interactivity Favor Scheduler | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 19:12
Version 2 of the Rotary Interactivity Favor Scheduler (RIFS) was published on Friday. The RIFS scheduler for the Linux kernel is designed for driving a low-latency Linux desktop...
Deal of the Day ? Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5? SATA-III Solid State Hard Drive | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 18:00
Read: 525MB/sec / Write: 495MB/sec, Controller: SandForce SF-2281, 3 Years Warranty.
eTeknix Insider Edition #13 | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 16:48
The 13th edition of the eTeknix weekly roundup, where well be showing you the best news, reviews, competitions and more from around the eTeknix site.
FreeBSD Achieved A Lot In Q1'2012 | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 6:24
For the first three months of the 2012 calendar year, the FreeBSD project achieved a lot when it came to advancing their open operating system. Here's some of the interesting highlights from their quarterly status report...
FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 6:24
As indicated by the Q1-2012 FreeBSD Status Report, LLVM's Clang compiler is quickly replacing GCC for this popular BSD operating system. The developers are also making much progress in a GNU-free C++11 stack. For FreeBSD 10 they're aiming for Clang as the default C/C++ compiler, deprecate GCC, and to have a BSD-licensed C++ stack...
CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Keyboard Review | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 6:24
Mechanical keyboards are slowly becoming increasingly more popular; The Trigger is CM Storms latest mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry MX Black switches, a popular choice amongst gamers, so lets see how it fairs.
Unboxing the Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler | Posted on: 13/05/2012 @ 1:00
If you have been following the air CPU cooling scene for the past few years you have probably heard of Noctua. They makes some of the largest air cooling solutions available for your CPU. While their CPU coolers may be large, they do get the job done that is for sure! I was quite surprised when Noctua told me about their latest CPU cooler, the NH-L12. The reason I was so surprised was because ...
Report: HP Getting Back in the Tablet Game with Windows 8 | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 23:36
Hewlett-Packard has apparently licked its wounds from last year’s TouchPad debacle and is gearing up to enter the consumer tablet market once again, the Bangkok Post reported Friday. The computer maker wants back in on “extraordinary growth in tablet sales,” HP chief executive Meg Whitman told the audience at the Global Influencer Summit in Shanghai, [...]
Infographic: How Has the Internet Changed Education? | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 22:24
If you want evidence of the way the Internet is pervading every aspect of our lives, you need look no further than its effect on education. The Internet and social media have dramatically changed both teaching and learning. This infographic explores the effect the Internet has had on education.
Ubuntu Plans For Linux x32 ABI Support | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 21:36
With the x32 ABI for Linux finally coming together, Ubuntu developers are making plans to support this interesting ABI in the future...
DMA-BUF PRIME Coming Together For Linux 3.5 | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 21:36
The DMA-BUF PRIME support in the popular open-source Linux graphics drivers is coming together for the Linux 3.5 kernel to allow for GPU offloaded rendering...
Sharkoon Tauron PC Casing Review (Green Edition) | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 21:12
Tauron is a massively feature rich casing from Sharkoon. Does it work as good as the specs on data sheet? By the way, Green Edition refers to the casing’s GREEN painted interior, it has nothing to do with the environment. This review was made possible by Sharkoon Before we begin, here’s a little video I [...]
ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Review - Know Your SKU | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 18:48
Now that Panther Point is in full swing, and perhaps Sandy Bridge processor stocks may start to dwindle in favor of Ivy Bridge, market segmentation of motherboards is all too critical. We have gamers (budget and enthusiast), casual users, audio enthusiasts, HTPC users, storage users, power users, enthusiasts, modders, silent users, overclockers, extreme users or perhaps a combination of many. ...
News for 5-12-12 | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 18:48
Yes it's that time again, time for the news from around the world!
Belkin Announces Entry Into 802.11ac Wireless Networking Market | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 18:00
With dual band wireless routers supporting 5G Wi-Fi speeds via 802.11.ac chips.
Wine 1.5.4 Brings OpenGL For The DIB | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 17:00
It's time for another bi-weekly Wine development snapshot. The latest release arriving on Friday, Wine 1.5.4, offers up a few interesting features...
Ubuntu Developers Discuss Using Mono AOT | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 17:00
Ubuntu developers are currently exploring the possibility of using Mono AOT to reduce start-up time, allow for better memory sharing, and for greater performance optimizations...
Overclockers UK builds a fortress out of NVIDIA GeForce 670 Graphic Cards | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 15:48
More GTX 670s than you can shake a stick it, stock from a wide range of manufacturers ready for UK consumers.
EVGA announces the EVGA GeForce GTX 670 | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 15:48
EVGA launches standard, SuperClock and FTW models with either 2GB or 4GB of VRAM each.
Fractal Design Launches New Fan Controller, the Adjust108 | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 15:48
A brushed aluminium 5.25" fan controller supporting 6 fans, each with individual LEDs.
Deal of the Day ? Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 15:48
(Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Unlocked Processor for only £149.99 inc VAT
Deal of the Day ? 24? HANNS-G LCD Monitor | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 15:48
1920x1080 Resolution, 80000:1 Contrast Ratio, 300cd/m² Brightness, 5ms Response Time, 1x DVI-D, 1x D-Sub, 3 Year On-Site Warranty.
iSeries i45 Exhibition Booths ? In Win | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 15:48
Taking a closer look at what In Win had on display at i45.
MSI launches the Z77A-GD80 with Thunderbolt Technology | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 15:48
Includes an integrated Thunderbolt controller to allow for full speeds on all connections, no bandwidth "stealing"
Transcend launch SATA III mSATA SSDs | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 15:48
560MB/s read and 530MB/s write with 91K IOPS in 64 or 128GB capacities with 3 year warranty.
Ivy Bridge thermal grease is the culprit for heat problems after all? | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 15:48
Testing shows better thermal grease can reduce overclocked temperatures up to 20 degrees.
EVGA release LED Controller for the GTX 690 | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 15:48
Allows you to control the LED illumination on EVGA's GTX 690, will be expanded to more EVGA cards in the near future.
USPS Banning International Shipments of Most Battery-Powered Gadgets May 16 | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 11:36
The U.S. Postal Service will refuse to ship devices containing lithium-ion batteries, such as cell phones, laptops, or e-readers to overseas addresses as of May 16, the USPS said. The restrictions will also ban those same devices from being shipped to APO, FPO, and DPO locations, the shorthand for overseas Army, Air Force, or Navy [...]
Spotify Update Brings Pandora-Like Radio Stations | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 11:36
As expected, Spotify on Friday began rolling out a new version of its desktop software for Windows and Mac, adding several new features, including Pandora-like radio stations. Spotify version 0.8.3 allows users to create radio stations based on a particular playlist or album. Users can start a new radio channel from any playlist or album to [...]
Liar Liar (1997) Blu-ray Movie Review | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 10:00
In the mid 1990's, Jim Carrey took Hollywood by storm, with the seemingly unstoppable series of hits, including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Maskand Dumb and Dumber. However the juggernaut came to a halt with the immense failure of the dark comedy The Cable Guy, which audiences were just not ready for. This was exacerbated by the record breaking salary of $20 million that Carrey negotiated. ...
Ubuntu 12.10 To Further Binary Blob Handling | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 4:24
While things are coming to a close in Oakland at the last day of UDS-Q, there was an interesting session that concerns the future of third-party driver installation on Ubuntu 12.10 and future releases...
Unboxing the Lenovo ThinkVision Portable USB Monitor | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 4:00
If you are a desktop user and use multiple screens going back to a single screen can take some adjustment and also results in less productivity. I always have to adjust to a single screen when I am traveling or if I'm out for the day. You do not realize the importance of multiple displays until you are limited to using a single display. Lenovo knows how many people rely of multiple display ...
Awesome GeForce GTX 670 Reviews May 11, 2012 | Posted on: 12/05/2012 @ 0:48
I really can't get used to the idea that the company is now IN ALL CAPS. Perhaps they want to shout their name out to the world, so they have to resort to the only way to get that across in text format.
NVIDIA Q1 FY2013 Earnings Report: $924M Revenue, $60M Net Income | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 23:36
As earning season wraps up NVIDIA has released their earnings for Q1 Fiscal Year 2013 (Feb-April 2012). For the first quarter of FY2013 NVIDIA booked $924M in revenue, with a net income of $60M. This is compared to $962M in revenue with $135M in net income for Q1 of FY2012, meaing for a year-over-year basis NVIDIA’s revenue is slightly down while their net income has taken a larger hit. ...
A First Look at Thunderbolt on Windows with MSI's Z77A-GD80 | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 23:36
I finally made the transition to a notebook as my desktop last year, a move many had made years prior. Quad-core mobile Sandy Bridge and good SSDs made the move simple for me, but Thunderbolt eventually made it near perfect. With only two drive bays in my notebook (I ditched my optical drive so I could have another SSD, something Brian Klug did back in 2010), there wasn't any room for good, ...
Cooler Master Extreme 2 475 W Power Supply Review | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 23:36
Let's test this new entry-level power supply from Cooler Master, also known as RS-475-PCAR.
ConnMan 1.0 Released For Linux Networking | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 23:36
Aside from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center finally releasing PowerTOP 2.0, developers at the company have also finally released a stable version of another one of their initiatives: ConnMan...
PulseAudio 2.0 Runs On HURD, Has Jack Detection | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 23:36
Today's certainly an interesting day for some prominent and long-awaited Linux software events. Aside from PowerTOP 2.0, ConnMan 1.0, and the merging of Clover-G3D, PulseAudio 2.0 also made it out the door...
Ubuntu Plans For A Future With Upstart | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 23:36
If you were hoping that Ubuntu 12.10 would mark the switch from Upstart to systemd for its init daemon, there was no surprise announcement and the Ubuntu developers are continuing to push for the advancement of Upstart...
A GNOME Flavor Of Ubuntu - "GNOME-buntu" | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 23:36
Thanks to growing user-interest, it looks like there is going to be a GNOME Shell flavor of Ubuntu to satisfy those who aren't fond of the direction of Canonical's Unity desktop...
Report: Foxconn Gearing Up to Build Apple TV Set | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 22:36
Foxconn, Apple’s leading Asian manufacturing partner, is gearing up to make the much talked-about, high-definition Apple television set, according to a new report. China Daily is reporting that Foxconn Chief Terry Gou said during a recent news conference in Shanghai that his company has been making preparations to start producing Apple’s TV set, though development and manufacturing ...
Report: iOS 6 to Include In-House, 3D Maps App | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 22:36
Apple will drop Google Maps and incorporate its own 3D-mapping technology in iOS 6, according to a new report. As reported by 9to5Mac, the next version of Apple’s mobile OS will include “a completely in-house maps application.” It will be similar to the existing Google Maps app that comes pre-installed on iOS devices, but will have [...]
Review: iStorage diskAshur DT | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 21:36
While many USB flash drives and external hard drives come with their own encryption software to help you protect your data in case the physical drive gets stolen, very few go to the lengths of iStorage to protect your information and files. The iStorage diskAshur DT comes with 'military grade' 256-bit AES hardware encryption, making it all but impossible for people to see and access your data ...
Review: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 21:36
Introduction and architectureThe Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 has been hailed by the green graphics giant as 'the best graphics card that's ever been made.' That's quite a claim, but bandying around phrases like 'trivalent chromium plating' and 'injection moulded magnesium alloy' in relation to its design means this expensive ol' graphics card bears serious inspection.So yeah, before we get into all ...
OCZ Announces 64GB Vertex 4 | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 21:36
OCZ announced yesterday via their Twitter profile that a 64GB version of their Vertex 4 will soon be available. Vertex 4 is based on a second generation OCZ/Indilinx controller, named the Indilinx Everest 2. However, it was later revealed that the hardware is actually from Marvell. We reviewed the 256GB and 512GB Vertex 4 SSDs about a month ago and came away very pleased with how the drives ...
How To Build a Water Cooled Mini-ITX SFF PC w/ Ivy Bridge & Kepler | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 21:24
We wanted to build an Intel Ivy Bridge powered Small Form Factor (SFF) PC that is water cooled and be able to run an NVIDIA GeForce Kepler video card, so we did it! We thought that you might be interested in what our dream mini-ITX system would be and wrote up a guide that shows you what hardware we used and how we put it together. We also include some benchmark along with power consumption and ...
PowerTOP 2.0 Finally Sees Release | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 20:12
After a long and drawn out development cycle, PowerTOP 2.0 is finally available...
OpenCL Gallium3D State Tracker Merged Into Mesa | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 20:12
While the OpenCL enablement process for the open-source GPU drivers isn't over yet, there's a big accomplishment today: the "Clover" OpenCL state tracker for Gallium3D has finally been merged to Mesa Git master...
Cooler Master TPC 812 Vapor Chamber CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 19:48
Introduction The first time I set my eyes on this cooler was during CES 2012 and here we are now with the full release of this cooler. In the CES hotel suite I saw a few coolers on the display table, but the one that grabbed my attention first had weird elongated oval chrome caps on the top of the cooler with the usual caps covering the tops of six heat pipes as well. I had to just pick up ...
Review: Canon Pixma Pro-1 | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 17:48
IntroductionThe Canon Pixma Pro-1 A3+ printer stands at the top of Canon's Pixma Pro inkjet printer range. Priced at £799 in the UK and $999.99 in the US and aimed squarely at 'serious' professional photographers, the Pro-1 is pitched as the world's first 12-ink system.Strictly speaking, it houses 11 coloured inks (five of which are dedicated monochrome ones) plus Canon's new 'Chroma Optimizer' ...
OCZ ZT 650W: More powerful than it looks | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 17:48
Although the market is pretty saturated as far as PSUs are concerned, with all segments well-covered, manufacturers are still churning out new models in the desire to satisfy the customers? needs as well as possible and present a product for every budget. OCZ has built a decent reputation in the past few years, both by its aggressive approach on the SSD market and their PSU product gamma. As the ...
Report: $200, 7-Inch iPad Coming in October | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 15:36
Rumors are heating up that Apple is readying a smaller version of the iPad for release later this year. The website iMore on Thursday claimed to have a “reliable” source who said Apple is planning to release a smaller version of its coveted tablet in October for $200 to $250. The Cupertino tech giant is looking to [...]
T-Mobile Mum on Reports of MetroPCS Merger | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 15:36
T-Mobile was coy today when asked about reports that its parent company, Deutsche Telekom AG, is pursuing a merger with MetroPCS. “You will understand that we don’t comment on speculations,” T-Mobile CEO and president Philipp Humm said during a Thursday call with reporters. AT&T’s failed bid to acquire T-Mobile, he said, was intended to strengthen [...]
Hands-on review: HP EliteBook 2170p | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:36
There's more to the notebook market than just Ultrabooks, you know? That's the message from HP at least, who unleashed its "smallest and lightest ever" business PC over at a press event in Shanghai ? the HP EliteBook 2170p.Weighing just 1.3kg with a 11.6-inch display, the HP EliteBook 2170p is designed for the man-about-town type ? presumably HP thinks that its compact size makes it perfect ...
Hands-on review: HP Pavilion m6 | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:36
A highly portable, Intel-powered laptop ? isn't that an Ultrabook? Well not in the case of the Pavilion m6. It's a 15.6-inch notebook that loses out from conforming with Intel's Ultrabook spec by virtue of various factors ? not least the fact it has a standard large capacity hard drive rather than an SSD.It's a powerful thing, with a whopping 8GB of memory and a next-generation Intel Core ...
Cubitek HPTX ICE Review: How Far Aluminum Can Go | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:36
Aluminum has been experiencing a bit of a renaissance in the notebook industry, spearheaded largely by Apple and now Intel's ultrabook initiative, but as a construction material for desktop enclosures it's largely been a specialty item. Most manufacturers use it in isolated places, usually as an accent, with entire cases built out of it becoming largely the purview of Lian Li...and not too many ...
Review: Gigabyte GA-7PESH1 mit 2x Xeon E5 2690 | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:36
Anstelle eines Enthusiasten-Mainboards, setzen wir uns heute mit einem Workstation Mainboard auseinander. Dabei handelt es sich aber nicht um ein Einsteigerboard sondern um ein Flaggschiffmodell von Gigabyte. Dieses kann mit bis zu 512 Gigabyte DDR3 1600 MHz Speicher bestückt werden und fasst zwei 8 Kern / 16 Threads Prozessoren. Fener gibt es einen High-End LSI SAS Controller sowie zahlreiche ...
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:24
Corsair's Vengeance lineup not only contain keyboards and mice but also headsets for gamers. This time we take a closer look at the Vengeance 1500, that offers 7.1 surround sound via the USB port.
MSAA For Mesa Finally Moves Closer | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:24
Mesa is finally getting closer to properly supporting MSAA, a.k.a. Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing, but for now this is just Intel Sandy Bridge supported...
Mageia 2 On Approach, Rocks 6.0 Released | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:24
In some more non-Ubuntu news this week, the release candidate for Mageia 2 is now available. Rocks 5.5 and Rocks 6.0 was also released...
BCache For The Linux Kernel Still Being Tackled | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:24
BCache for the Linux kernel is still being worked on and is now up to its thirteenth revision prior to being merged into the mainline Linux kernel. BCache provides write-through and write-back caching as a new block device...
NVIDIA Tegra With Dedicated Quadro/GeForce? | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:24
File this as you wish, but since talking about The Biggest Problem For A Linux PC Vendor, I've heard some interesting information from a source regarding future Tegra plans. The mentioned work if it reaches the market would be extremely interesting and would be good news for Linux users...
Linux I/O Scheduler Comparison On The Linux 3.4 Desktop | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:24
At the request of Phoronix readers, and that the default I/O scheduler may change, here's a comparison of the CFQ, Deadline, and Noop schedulers on three systems and covering both rotating media (HDD) and solid-state storage (SSDs).
Gaming Friday: 20 Years of Epic Games | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:24
I?m sure by now you have heard of Epic Games, they are the creators of the very popular Unreal series, the Unreal Engine that powers many PC games and one of the most popular franchises on the Xbox 360, Gears of War. If you did not know Epic just turned 20 years old (damn that makes me feel old!) and decided to give away a pretty sweet soundtrack. We decided for this week?s Gaming Friday ...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 SLI Review | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:24
Today NVIDIA released their GeForce GTX 670 which caught the enthusiast market by surprise, bringing outstanding performance and decent pricing to this segment. Now we put two of these cards in a dual card SLI configuration on our shiny new Ivy Bridge PCI-Express 3.0 setup to investigate whether it has the potential to be used in ultra-high end killer gaming rigs.
Xigmatek Centauro 1000-watt Power Supply Review | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 14:24
Introduction By now, most of our readers should be familiar with Xigmatek and what they have to offer. For those who don't, Xigmatek is a relatively new company that began by offering excellent thermal management products to enthusiasts. Xigmatek was launched as a branch of parent company Micro Technology in 2005 and they quickly expanded to offer more solutions for the DIY market such as ...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Video Card Review | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 3:52
BenchmarkReviews.com: NVIDIA Have enjoyed the fruits of their labors with the recent launch of Kepler, their latest ultra-efficient desktop GPU architecture. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 seized the crown for graphics performance, but also has a price tag fit for kings. Now NVIDIA are back to address the needs of performance gamers with GeForce GTX 670, using the same GK104 GPU found in GTX 680 ...
NVIDIA Ships The GeForce GTX 670 Kepler | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 0:48
NVIDIA has today expanded their GeForce 600 series Kepler line-up with the launch of the GeForce GTX 670...
Ubuntu TV Is A Popular Topic This Week | Posted on: 11/05/2012 @ 0:48
Last year plans began to surface for Ubuntu TV -- a version of the popular Linux distribution intended to be deployed by television manufacturers -- and during the Ubuntu Developer Summit this week there was much talk about the Ubuntu TV plans...
The Biggest Quality Problem At Ubuntu 12.10 UDS | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 23:36
When announcing the Quantal Quetzal, Mark Shuttleworth mentioned "quality" over ten times in his blog post. He also reinforced the quality of Ubuntu at his keynote on Monday for the Ubuntu Developer Summit. But what's the biggest quality issue this week in Oakland?..
Btrfs File-System Plans For Ubuntu 12.10 | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 23:36
The Btrfs file-system was again brought up at UDS for discussion surrounding the plans for this next-generation Linux file-system in Ubuntu 12.10...
Compiz, Merging, Forking - Other UDS-Q Notes | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 23:36
Here's some other interesting notes from the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit this week in Oakland...
EA's Open-Source Site Is Disappointing | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 23:36
As Phoronix readers were quick to discover following the boring Ubuntu EA talk yesterday, the open-source web-site for Electronic Arts is also a disappointment...
The Generic Mode-Setting Driver Updated | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 22:24
The xf86-video-modesetting generic KMS-dependent driver for X.Org has been updated. Separately, the call for pulling the GLX_ARB_create_context support at long-last into the X.Org Server has been made...
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 AMP! Edition 2 GB Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 22:24
ZOTAC's GTX 670 AMP! Edition is built around an unmodified NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 PCB which provides a great foundation, on top of which ZOTAC is using a large triple slot cooler. GPU clock has been bumped by well over 100 MHz, which lets the card surpass GTX 680 in our testing, with a 3% performance lead.
Review: Zotac GTX 670 AMP! Edition | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 21:48
Introduction and benchmarksNvidia has just released its second tier Kepler graphics card and the Zotac GTX 670 AMP! Edition is first to the punch trying to muscle in on the top-table.The standard Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 is quite a performer in its own right, with the same GK104 GPU as in the top Kepler card, the Nvidia GTX 680. That chip has only been slightly pared-back with a single SMX module ...
Review: Pentax Optio VS20 | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 21:48
IntroductionMost compact digital cameras are depressingly identikit, so our spirits lift when a manufacturer attempts a different approach. But is the 16 megapixel Pentax Optio VS20 trading on gimmicks? In a first of its kind for a compact camera, it offers two shutter release buttons, zoom levers and tripod attachment screws. One set is on the top and bottom plates - as normal - while the second ...
ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II Top | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 21:48
Heute ist der offizielle Launchtermin für NVIDIAs neue GeForce GTX 670 Serie. In diesem Zuge haben wir von ASUS ein Sample erhalten, das bereits stark übertaktet ist und mit einem Custom-Design aufwartet. In diese Sinne kann man gespannt sein, wie sich diese Karte durch unseren neuen Benchmarkparcours kämpft in dem Man die Resultate von insgesamt 62 unterschiedlichen Karten findet!
Researchers Develop Wallpaper That Blocks Wi-Fi Signals | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 21:48
Next to the practice of securing your smartphone and email address with a strong password, nothing has educated mainstream consumers about the importance of technology security like the now-common practice of looking for an open Wi-Fi signal. Nevertheless, failing to secure one’s home Wi-Fi signal with a good password remains a common misstep and can [...]
Mozilla, Google Irked by IE-Only Windows RT | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 21:48
Mozilla and Google have hit back at Microsoft over what they consider to be restrictive browser settings within the Windows on ARM version of the upcoming Windows 8 OS. In a Wednesday blog post, Harvey Anderson, Mozilla’s general counsel, argued that “Windows on ARM – as currently designed – restricts user choice, reduces competition and chills [...]
Google Search Results Protected by First Amendment, Report Says | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 21:48
Search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo are well within their First Amendment rights to pick and choose what type of search results they display – much like media outlets and publishers make editorial decisions, according to a new report. The findings – commissioned by Google and produced by law professor Eugene Volokh – essentially suggest [...]
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 21:00
With a price £100 cheaper than the GTX 680 2GB, we find out how the GTX 670 fares. Hint: it's ace.
ASUS GTX670 DirectCU II Top Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 20:37
NVIDIA a lansat azi noile nuclee grafice GTX 670 iar spre bucuria noastr?, ASUS ne-a oferit implementarea proprie GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II Top ce aduce schimb?ri majore de la exterior spre interior, toate s? sper?m în beneficiul utilizatorilor. Deci, cu sau f?r? NVIDIA... înc? un review pentru lectur?..
Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S III | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 20:36
Samsung's Galaxy S III has a lot going on. It's not just another big smartphone, although it is, indeed, quite a big smartphone. It's full of new software enhancing the Android 4.0 experience, stuff that it takes a little while to check out.
Roku HD (2012) | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 20:36
The Roku HD is a tiny Wi-Fi streaming media box that connects to your HDTV and provides access to dozens of streaming media services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and more. While only lacking a few important services, you get quite a lot and is a good way to make any TV Internet.
Review: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:36
Introduction and architectureThe Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 is here to make a real name for the Kepler architecture in the more mainstream segment of the graphics card market.Since we saw the first Kepler card, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680, in cool, crisp sunny San Francisco, we've been itching to get our mitts on the more sensibly priced versions of the new architecture.The GTX 680 is still sitting ...
MIPS Technologies Updates Processor IP Lineup with Aptiv Series | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:36
ARM has been making waves over the past two years with plenty of processor and graphics IP announcements, but they are not alone in the game. MIPS Technologies, almost as old as ARM itself, also licenses RISC processors. With licensees like Broadcom and Sigma Designs, they have undoubtedly held the upper hand in the home entertainment / set-top-box arena as well as the networking space. However, ...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Review Feat. EVGA: Bringing GK104 Down To $400 | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:36
In a typical high-end GPU launch we’ll see the process take place in phases over a couple of months if not longer. The new GPU will be launched in the form of one or two single-GPU cards, with additional cards coming to market in the following months and culminating in the launch of a dual-GPU behemoth. This is the typical process as it allows manufacturers and board partners time to increase ...
NVIDIA & EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:36
What happens when you disable one of the Streaming Multiprocessor (SMX) units on the NVIDIA GK104 processor used for the GeForce GTX 680 video card? If you answered that you come up with a GeForce GTX 670 video card that is available for $100 less, you are on the right track! Read on to see how the new GeForce GTX 670 2GB video card performs when we put it to the test!
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SuperClocked Video Card Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:24
Let's check the performance of the EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SuperClocked, which competes with AMD's Radeon HD 7950.
Sony Posts Record Losses: What Does The Future Hold For The Tech Giant | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:00
Sony?s apocalyptic fall from grace over the last 5 years has been startling. In the late 90?s and early naughties the Japanese tech giant couldn?t make a wrong move. It went from success story to success story ? but more recently they … [visit site to read more] Sony Posts Record Losses: What Does The [...]Sony Posts Record Losses: What Does The Future Hold For The Tech Giant is a post from: UK ...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2 GB Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:00
Today NVIDIA launches their new GeForce GTX 670 which aims to bring incredible performance levels at more affordable pricing. We see the new $399 card cruise past HD 7970 in many of our tests which will put additional pressure on AMD. Even against NVIDIA's own GTX 680 the performance difference is relatively small.
ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II 2 GB Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:00
ASUS has taken the great GTX 670 and improved it by putting their DirectCU II cooler on it, which provides whisper quiet cooling. The card is also overclocked out of the box and uses a custom PCB supporting software voltage control. Overall the card received a perfect ten score!
Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream 2 GB Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:00
Palit's GeForce GTX 670 JetStream comes with a decent overclock out of the box and uses the company's dual fan JetStream cooler which provides improved temperatures despite the overclock out of the box. With a price increase of only $20 over the reference design, the card seems a good choice if you want just a bit more.
Palit JetStream GEFORCE GTX 670 2GB Video Card Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:00
Introduction Today the new NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 is launched to the market and while we managed to bring you a look at the reference GTX 670 running at stock and overclocked before others today we're looking at our first retail offering. The first GTX 670 we're looking at comes from Palit and is part of the new JetStream series; a series that impressed us when we looked at the 2GB and 4GB ...
Kingston MobileLite G3 Memory Card Reader | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 19:00
In this review we will be taking a look at Kingston's new MobileLite G3, an extremely compact USB 3.0 SDHC and Micro SDHC UHS-I card reader. In order to put this new card reader to the test, Kingston also provided one of their new 16GB UHS-I 233X SDHC cards, which takes advantage of the UHS (Ultra High Speed) transfer rates.
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 18:31
@Vortez reviews the brand new @NVIDIA_UK #Geforce #GTX670 graphics card. Based on the same 28nm GK104 as the GTX 680 but with 1344 CUDA Cores, does the GTX670 have enough raw power to compete at around £300? How much extra value can the overclocking enthusiast squeeze out of the package? Find out as Richard takes you through our in-depth review...
Review: Samsung BD-E6100 | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 18:24
IntroductionApart from its slender dimensions (37 x 430 x 194.5mm), the Samsung BD-E6100 is typical Samsung Blu-ray fare when judged purely on looks; flimsily built, but dressed in a gloss black brushed finish, it performs another brand signature by seeming awfully good value for money. Much of that impression is down to its skill with both 2D and 3D Blu-ray discs, although Samsung's Smart Hub ...
Hands-on review: BlackBerry Curve 9320 | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 17:12
Taking on the budget smartphone market is getting tough these days, but RIM's new Curve 9320 is well-placed to achieve success.The new phone is a re-tooled version of the last iteration, the Curve 9300, and brings with it a very familiar design. The screen is a similar 2.44-inch effort, which sadly hasn't been updated from the qVGA offering we saw last time around. This means that things are a ...
4G Americas: What 4G Confusion? | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 17:12
NEW ORLEANS?What the heck is 4G, anyway? There’s a lot of confusion around the meaning of “4G,” if you ask wireless carrier CEOs. At yesterday’s keynote here at the CTIA trade show, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said “consumers are confused by what 4G means.” T-Mobile’s CEO showed a video touting the speed of his 4G [...]
Facebook Launching App Store ? But They Better Be Good | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 17:12
Facebook said Tuesday that it will open its own app store over the next few weeks, with an eye toward pushing users to social apps that use Facebook as a login mechanism. Developers will also either benefit from or be penalized by a new app rating metric that Facebook will use to determine which apps [...]
Review: HP Wireless Optical Mobile Mouse | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 16:00
If you don't get along with using the built-in trackpad of your laptop - maybe because you feel it is uncomfortable to use, or your wrist keeps accidentally touching it, flinging the cursor halfway across your screen - then getting a small mouse to use with your laptop is a great investment. We've tried mobile mice before, such as the Genius Micro Traveler 900BT, and one of their biggest problems ...
Titan Fenrir Siberia review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 14:00
Titan's latest cooler is a huge, with a split heatsink design to cool your CPU and motherboard.
Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 120GB Solid State Drive Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 12:36
Introduction Since launching the HyperX SSD several months ago, Kingston has taken a liking to SandForce's SF-2281 controller. With the HyperX and HyperX 3K SSDs available at the high-end for enthusiasts, Kingston is now working the controller into their mainstream and business class SKUs as well. Today we're looking at the new V+200, a mainstream product line that balances performance ...
Tt eSPORTS MEKA Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 12:12
Recently mechanical keyboards have been making a comeback. This is primarily due to the importance gaming has on the PC market. Professional gamers and gamers who want to be professional gamers (i.e. ME) are looking for any edge they can get on their competition. This is where the mechanical keyboard comes back into play. Gamers want to make sure when they press a key that the action they want to ...
ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II Top Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 11:24
Ne-am dorit-o, am a?teptat-o, iar în cele din urm? am ?i avut-o. ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II Top ?i-a f?cut apari?ia pe la noi ca s?-?i arate mu?chiu' de plac? non-referin??. Citind în continuare ve?i vedea cu ce vine în plus, c? în minus este ceva mai dificil de descoperit...
Launch of the YES Eclipse Smartphone | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 11:24
YTL launched the YES Eclipse just a few days back (2nd May) – claiming to be the smartest 4G device. The YES Eclipse looks interesting, no doubt about that. I like that it supports DUAL Telco, this means I get to use the YES network and a Telco provider of my choice. This means you [...]
HP Unveils New Ultrabooks, "Sleekbooks" | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 11:24
I apologize for the lack of images, guys - we're having some major issues with wireless connectivity here in Shanghai. I'll have hands on galleries up as soon as I can get a stable connection. - Vivek At the 2012 Global Influencer Summit in Shanghai, HP announced a full slate of new thin-and-light and ultrabook systems, and we've gotten to go hands on with all of them. The most important ...
Samsung Galaxy S3 Preview | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 11:24
Vergangene Woche zeigte Samsung zahlreichen Journalisten zum das kommende Galaxy S3 in aller Öffentlichkeit. Dementsprechend kann es also nicht mehr allzu lange dauern, bis der Elektronikriese sein heiss erwartetes Smartphone-Flaggschiff offiziell launcht. In der Zwischenzeit haben wir für euch die wichtigsten Fakten rund um das Super-Smartphone zusammengestellt.
Test Automation With PTS, OpenBenchmarking.org | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 9:00
Tonight at the Ubuntu Developer Summit I'm talking about the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org. Here's some of my notes for those unable to make it or were able to attend but would like additional information...
EA Talks About Gaming At UDS: It's Boring | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 4:12
An Electronic Arts representative just finished talking at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Oakland...
Gigabyte launches the P2542G Blu-ray Gaming Notebook | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 3:00
Featuring Ivy Bridge Core i7-3610QM and an Nvidia Kepler GTX 660M mobile GPU.
Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 1:36
Introduction Our last adventure into cooling with Phanteks left us with the PH-TC14PE, a twin tower cooler, which used the same OEM to build their cooler as Noctua does. With the light that was shown then, the cooler was pretty much a redo of the D-14, but with enough flavor and personal touches to make it a cooler that does really well in today's market. To be blunt, I had just received ...
Google Unveils Tighter Gmail, Google+ Integration | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 0:48
Google CEO Larry Page has made no secret of his desire to create one of the premiere social networks, which will compete with and perhaps eventually overtake Facebook. That mission took another subtle, yet significant step this week with the introduction of tighter integration between Gmail and Google+. The new change allows you to stay [...]
Amazon, Apple Score Big for Online Customer Satisfaction | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 0:48
When was the last time you had a great online shopping experience? Chances are, it involved Amazon.com, which scored big on ForeSee’s latest e-retailer customer satisfaction report. Apple also saw big gains for its online store, and topped the computers and electronics category. On a scale of 0 to 100, Amazon earned a customer satisfaction [...]
Sprint: A Better Network is Coming | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 0:48
NEW ORLEANS?Sprint executives today laid out their plans for a better 3G network, wider push-to-talk capabilities, and a solid LTE 4G experience during a breakfast at the CTIA Wireless trade show. We’ve already heard how Sprint is turning on six LTE cities in the middle of this year and committing to releasing 15 LTE devices. [...]
Ubuntu 12.10 Grows Ambitious Wayland Plans | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 0:48
A meeting at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Oakland just ended concerning a Wayland-based system compositor for Ubuntu 12.10...
FSP Launches Aurum PRO Series PSUs | Posted on: 10/05/2012 @ 0:48
In 850, 1000 and 1200W capacities with 80 PLUS gold certification and 135mm cooling fans.
Supermicro Updates X9 Lineup with GPU-Enabled Solutions | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 23:48
NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2012) is around the corner (May 14-17), and Supermicro has indicated that their GPU-Enabled X9 server and workstation solutions would be showcased at the event. The X9 series based on the Xeon-E5 class of processors was launched by Supermicro in March. The latest GPU-enabled solutions based on the X9 series are targeted towards HPC (High Performance ...
NVIDIA Announces Open-Source CUDA Compiler | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 23:36
NVIDIA CUDA developer relations just fired off an email entitled NVIDIA Contributes CUDA Compiler to Open Source Community...
Super Flower Golden King 650 W Review | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 23:36
Today we have the Golden King with 650W capacity on our test bench. Like all other Golden King PSUs this one has platinum efficiency and features a semi-modular design along with semi-fanless operation. In our testing we see excellent stability at 12V and very low noise emitted.
Cooler Master HAF XM Computer Case Review | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 23:22
BenchmarkReviews.com: At Benchmark Reviews, we have established that the main three items to look for in a computer case are price, functionality, and style. All three of these are vitality important for a case that will be taking up space in your home or office for the foreseeable future. None of them should be overlooked. As a gamer, I take a special interest in Full Tower cases because of the ...
Nikon Coolpix P510 | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 22:36
The Nikon Coolpix P510 is the successor to the company's popular 36x P500. The P510 ups the zoom factor to 42x, although it does so by sacrificing some coverage on the wide-angle side of things. The camera adds a built-in GPS and ups the resolution to 16 megapixels, but is otherwise similar to the P500.
Ubuntu Friendly Wasn't So Friendly After All | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 22:36
Ubuntu Friendly -- the Canonical-spawned initiative for the community to try to provide information on computer hardware that's "friendly" to run Ubuntu Linux -- is not being actively maintained...
GCC vs. LLVM/Clang Compilers On ARMv7 Linux | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 22:36
While comparing compiler performance of different Linux code compilers on different software stacks and hardware configurations is nothing new at all to Phoronix, usually it's done on x86 hardware. However, with ARM hardware becoming increasingly common and much more powerful, here's a comparison of the GCC and LLVM/Clang compilers on a dual-core ARM development board...
The X.Org Plans For Ubuntu 12.10 | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 22:36
Here's the X.Org plans for Ubuntu 12.10...
Thermaltake Announces the Water 2.0 All-in-One LCS Series | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 22:36
Featuring three different CPU water cooling solutions with different fan and radiator combinations
Virtu Universal MVP Review | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 21:36
The Virtu Universal MVP allows you to combine the processing power of an Intel integrated graphics processor to your video card, in order to increase performance. Let's see if it really works.
Thermaltake Announces WATER2.0 Series All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooler | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 21:24
Quick announcement for you today, Thermaltake has just introduced the Water2.0 all-in one liquid cooling system and I've got all the details for you.. I think I want one, no I need one...
HIS Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Video Card Review @ TestFreaks | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 21:24
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-his-radeon-hd-7870-ghz-edition-video-card/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-his-radeon-hd-7870-ghz-edition-video-card/) Quote: "A lot of video card reviews lately, and that’s good thing I think. We’re moving up the line of 7000 series cards and today we have the HIS Radeon 7870 Ghz Edition which obviously runs at 1Ghz core clock, ...
BioShock Infinite Delayed Until Feb 2013 | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 21:24
To give our talented team the time they need, we?ve decided to move the game?s release to February 26, 2013. We wanted to let our loyal (and very patient!) fans know this as soon as possible.
EVGA Introduces the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 21:24
In 2GB and 4GB varieties with custom PWM designs, an 8+6pin power config and with optional backplate.
Akitio MyCloud Duo NAS Review | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 20:00
Introduction Thecus has done it, so has QNAP and Synology, but now easy to configure, web interface, personal cloud storage from your home has moved to very low cost NAS appliances. The Akitio MyCloud Duo is more than just a standard dual bay NAS server. With full DLNA, application server and now MyCloud web connectivity, the Akitio appliance is a full featured storage unit with several ...
HP Laptop Launch Includes AMD ?Sleekbook? | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 19:12
Along with remodeling its consumer laptop line, HP has answered the curiosity of onlookers who wondered what a vendor might call an ultra-thin portable with an AMD processor that disqualified it from Intel’s ultrabook trademark: Meet the Sleekbook. Actually, the AMD APU-equipped, 15.6-inch HP Envy Sleekbook (shipping June 20 for $599.99) is accompanied by an [...]
HP Unveils New Compaq Business PC Lineup | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 18:00
Hewlett-Packard today announced a slew of new HP Compaq business desktops and a desktop Workstation for even more serious workloads. All these HP systems are designed to keep rank-and-file workers, as well as your IT folks, happy. IT buying managers champing at the bit to get the new Intel architecture into their businesses should take [...]
Why Nvidia don?t like eTeknix | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 17:12
Once again, no word from Nvidia about GTX 690 or 670; but are we surprised?
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 16:12
Does Prolimatech's Megahalems Rev. C have what it takes to battle with the CPU cooling big boys?
Review: Biostar TZ77XE4 T Overclocker - Ivy Bridge | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 15:36
Biostar ist hierzulande ein eher unbekannter Hersteller von Hauptplatinen. Nichts desto trotz hat das Unternehmen einige interessante Platinen bezüglich Intels neuem Z77-Chipsatz im Angebot. Im Folgenden betrachten wir das TZ77XE4 T-Overclocker genauer, gehen auf die Features ein und analysieren die Performance.
Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch Monitor De-bezel Modification Guide | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 14:24
Introduction This journey starts with my passion for high refresh rates, high resolutions and the bleeding edge. I started out when I first began working my first job with a Sony Trinitron G520 21" CRT. 1600x1200 at 100Hz+ was how the gaming addiction hit me hard. From there, it ended with me probably owning 20 monitors between that CRT and my current setup. I first owned a 30" HP LP3065, ...
iSeries i45 Exhibition ? ArchonEsports Interviews Andy from eTeknix | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 14:00
All the hard work earned Andy a few minutes in the spot light at i45.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Review | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 12:12
Gigabyte recaptures its form with the GA-Z77X-UD5H, a board that's no slouch when it comes to gaming...
A Look At Why Linux Graphics Drivers Have Issues | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 11:48
Here's an interesting look at the state of the Ubuntu bug count as it concerns Linux graphics driver issues...
VooMote Zapper Universal Remote Control for iOS Devices Review | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 10:36
If you are anything like me you have a home theater setup with multiple devices. With all of those devices comes remotes, remotes that are hard to keep track of and easy to lose. I hate wanting to watch a new movie or turn on the game and I can?t find the remote! If there is one device that we always know where it is it is our iPhone or iPad, these things you just don?t lose. Today we ...
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition OC Video Card Review | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 8:48
The question I always find myself asking is when it comes to my next graphics card purchase, what is more important? Is it processing core count or clock speed? The answer is often not clear with so many options on the market. Especially in the highly contested… Related posts: GIGABYTE GV-R489OC-1GD Radeon HD 4890 Video Card Review DIAMOND 4890PE51GXOC Radeon HD 4890 1GB Video Card Review ...
Unity 2D To Go Away In Ubuntu 12.10 | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 5:48
It appears that Unity 2D -- the Qt non-accelerated desktop version of the Ubuntu Unity desktop -- will be abandoned by Canonical. There's also going to be some GNOME 3.6 packages appearing in Ubuntu 12.10...
Razer update Naga mouse | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 4:36
Has been enhanced to provide a more comfortable and ergonomic gaming experience
Deal of the Day Zotac GTX 680 | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 4:36
2GB Zotac GeForce GTX680, DDR5, 2 x DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/Display Port/VGA
Struggling RIM Hires New CMO, COO | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 4:00
Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) announced on Tuesday that it has hired a new chief operating officer and chief marketing officer, the latest in a series of executive shakeups at the company. Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM appointed Frank Boulben, former executive vice president at wireless firm LightSquared, as its new chief marketing officer. Boulben, [...]
?Special Committee? to Probe Yahoo CEO?s Academic Record | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 4:00
Yahoo said today that it had formed a “special committee” to investigate the discrepancies on CEO Scott Thompson’s resume. The committee, put together by Yahoo’s board of directors, will “conduct a thorough review of CEO Scott Thompson’s academic credentials, as well as the facts and circumstances related to the review and disclosure of those credentials [...]
Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ TestFreaks | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 2:48
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-kingston-datatraveler-elite-3-0-32gb-usb-3-0-flash-drive/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-kingston-datatraveler-elite-3-0-32gb-usb-3-0-flash-drive/) Quote: "The DataTraveler Elite 3.0 is a capless drive, which means folks like myself who invariably lose their caps can rest easy. With USB 3.0 speeds of 70MB/s read, 30MB/s write it ...
T-Mobile: Full-Speed iPhones in 2012, LTE-Advanced in 2013 | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 0:24
NEW ORLEANS?T-Mobile said it would reorganize enough of its spectrum to allow unlocked iPhones to work at full 3G speeds “in a large number of markets” by the end of 2012, with “nationwide LTE” coming in 2013. The spectrum shift, known as “refarming,” lets T-Mobile use AT&T-compatible 3G and some 4G phones on its HSPA+ [...]
Sprint ?Bullish? on Windows Phone 8, Coy on Galaxy S III | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 0:24
NEW ORLEANS?Windows phone fans on Sprint may only have a few more months to wait. The carrier’s director of consumer acquisition, David Owens, said that he’s “still bullish on Apollo” at the CTIA trade show today, which may point to Windows Phone 8 devices on Sprint. Back at CES in January, Owens said Sprint’s single [...]
News for 5-8-12 | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 0:24
Time for the news once again....
EA Begins Their (Sad) Ubuntu Game Push | Posted on: 09/05/2012 @ 0:12
The first native Linux games from Electronic Arts are beginning to appear within the Ubuntu Software Center...
Ubuntu Still Trying To Lock Down Third-Party Debs | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 23:00
In the name of security, Ubuntu developers are looking at ways to lock-down or verify the way third-party Debian packages are handled on Ubuntu Linux...
Qt 5.0 Is Going To Like LLVMpipe, Wayland | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 23:00
A Qt 5.0 discussion was held in Oakland on Monday...
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 2GB Video Card Overclocked Performance Preview | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 23:00
Introduction I'm not going to get into why we're bring you an overclocked article on the unreleased GTX 670 because I think we've done a pretty good job of making it clear. If you do want to know more about it all, though, I recommend you look at our GEFORCE GTX 680 review and our GEFORCE GTX 670 preview along with our news post on why we didn't get a GTX 690. As for what we're doing here ...
Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 22:00
Noctua is well known for their excellent cooling products, when it comes to the enthusiast end of things Noctua knows what it's doing that's for sure. Many of Noctua's products are aimed at the high-end or enthusiast user who likes to overclock their systems and get the most out of them. Not everybody falls into that category though and they just want a decent cooling solution for their CPU, one ...
Ubuntu 12.10 Working To Play A Sound Theme | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 22:00
Discussed on Monday during the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit were the plans to introduce a new sound theme to the Quantal Quetzel...
Ubuntu 12.10 To Target Linux 3.5 Kernel, Maybe 3.6 | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 22:00
Ubuntu 12.10, the Quantal Quetzel, is likely to ship with the Linux 3.5 kernel. However, the Ubuntu kernel team will reserve the option to ship with Linux 3.6 if time and interest allows...
iSeries i45 Exhibition ? Event Photo Gallery | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 22:00
Taking a closer look at what everyone has on display here at i45.
The Biggest Problem For A Linux PC Vendor | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 21:00
Yesterday at the Ubuntu Developer Summit while trying to enjoy the disappointing beer selection, a leading PC vendor that sells Linux-loaded PCs shared with me the biggest problem they face when it comes to Linux pre-loaded systems at this time...
Unboxing the TP-LINK TL-WR700N 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 21:00
One thing that always amazes me about technology is how small things are getting. This is very evident in the new TP-LINK TL-WR700N 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router. And it does live up to its name as you can fit in inside of your pocket! With official dimensions of 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.1 in. (81 x 71 x 28mm) it is going to be one of the smallest routers you have ever seen! Not only is it small ...
Bitfenix Shinobi XL Case Review | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 20:48
Let's take a look at the latest full-tower case from Bitfenix, the Shinobi XL, which comes with nine expansion slots.
iSeries i45 Exhibition Booths ? Team Dignitas | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 19:48
Taking a closer look at what everyone had on display at i45.
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Solid State Drive Review (with 1.4 R6 firmware) | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 19:48
Introduction With good reason OCZ didn't send reviewers the smallest capacity Vertex 4 for the big launch last month. The 128GB size looked puny on paper with a little whimper of write performance, just 200MB/s. The read performance was pretty good at 535MB/s, but in our initial review of the larger models, the single thread read speed was around just 200MB/s. That would of left the Vertex ...
Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 19:36
Designed to become the Over-Clocker King, the Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler is a fairly large HSF that can handle CPUs rated up to 240 Watts! The Frio OCK comes with six 6mm high-efficiency U-shape heatpipes and a pair of 130mm high static pressure fans to keep your processor nice and cool. Read on to see how this StarCraft II themed CPU cooler performs on our Intel Sandy Bridge test system!
Intel 520 Series 480GB SSD | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 19:11
@Intel's high-end consumer #SSD solution, the #520-series' #480GB, is reviewed by @Vortez. Moving to a Sandforce SF-2281 controller and retaining their own 25nm NAND, Intel achieve their fastest storage solution yet. Backed by Intel's near-legendary QA standards, does this drive have what it takes to win the SATA SSD crowd? Dave lets us know in his review.
HIS HD7870 ICEQ Turbo Review | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 19:03
@Vortez reviews the factory-overclocked @HISdigital #HD7870 #IceQ #Turbo, which features a 1.1GHz Core and 1.2GHz Memory clock. Built with AMD's 28nm GCN architecture and cooled by the HIS IceQ cooler, this modest package has 'giant-killing performance' when overclocked further. Pitched at an estimated £290 RRP, find out how it teased out two awards from our Graphics Card reviewer Rich.
HTC One S Review | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 18:48
We?ve already reviewed HTC?s flagship handset the HTC One, and while it?s an amazing phone, it?s probably too big and too powerful for your average smartphone user. Today we?ve got our hands on their middle-of-the-road handset, … [visit site to read more] HTC One S Review is a post from: UK Gadget and Tech News, [...]HTC One S Review is a post from: UK Gadget and Tech News, Reviews and Shopping ...
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 AMP! Edition 2 GB Review | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 18:36
ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 680 AMP! Edition comes with a huge overclock out of the box, base clock is 1111 MHz. The card uses a large triple slot, dual fan cooler to provide stable gaming at these high clocks, but noise levels are also reduced.
Lenovo Announces ThinkCentre M92p Tiny & Edge 92z All-In-One PC | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 18:24
Lenovo is announcing its latest line of ThinkCentre business desktops today that include a new unique diminutive form factor for the M92p Tiny model PC. A ThickCentre Edge 92z all-in-one desktop PC with a touch screen and Windows 8 capabilities was also announced. Lenovo is really focusing on PCs that are business-oriented and space savers [...]
Apple iOS 5.1.1 Released With iPad, iPhone Bug Fixes | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 18:24
Apple today released a new version of iOS that fixes bugs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple’s iOS 5.1.1 includes five fixes, including a bug that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks. It also improves the reliability of using the camera’s HDR option from the Lock Screen [...]
MSI GT70 | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 17:12
The MSI GT70 is a 17-inch gaming notebook that aims to have the speediest of performance available. While keeping the price at a reasonable level, this notebook has a functional keyboard, several USB 3.0 ports, a Blu-ray burner and very good graphics performance. It was hard to find much to complain about with this gamer-focused machine.
eTeknix Insider Edition #12 | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 16:36
The 12th edition of the eTeknix weekly roundup, where well be showing you the best news, reviews, competitions and more from around the eTeknix site.
AMD Trinity Mobile APUs to arrive this month | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 15:24
But desktop Trinity APUs will not arrive until August.
HP Folio 13 | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 14:48
HP ist einer der Nachzügler, wenn es um das Thema Ultrabooks geht. Nichts desto trotz hat der grösste Assembler der Welt mit Folio 13 eine interessante Alternative zu Acer, ASUS und Konsorten im Angebot. Mit 1.49 Kilogramm Kampfgewicht gehört es zwar nicht zu den leichtesten seiner Klasse, dafür kann es aber mit einem sehr schlichten und Design glänzen.
Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid-Tower Chassis Review | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 13:12
Introduction As the title suggest, it has been quite a long time since Corsair has made something so elegant yet still so awesome in the originality of the design and concepts included into it that I can't really see any reason not to own one. For a line like that to come from a guy like me is really saying something. The original submission of the Obsidian series, the 800D spent three full ...
Intel Z77 Motherboard Review with Ivy Bridge - ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 5:24
So we have survived one of the biggest days of the year for all things computer performance related - the release of Intel's new Ivy Bridge processor. It replaces Sandy Bridge in the landscape of all things processor related, with Ivy Bridge boasting better single threaded performance at lower power usage when at stock speeds. Despite Ivy Bridge being in the same socket as Sandy Bridge, we ...
MadCatz Official Xbox 360 Force Feedback Racing Wheel Review | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 5:12
We put the new official Xbox 360 Force Feedback Racing Wheel from MadCatz through its paces in NFS Shift 2 and Forza 4.
Doom 3 Progresses On OpenGL ES 2.0, EGL | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 4:12
Last month I wrote about a new GLSL back-end for the Doom 3 engine by Oliver McFadden. This week he's now shared his work done to bring OpenGL ES 2.0 and EGL support to this game engine...
Canonical: Ubuntu To Soon Ship On 5% Of PCs | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 4:12
Chris Kenyon, the VP of sales and business development for Canonical, just spoke this afternoon at the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit about what Canonical does with OEMs and ODMs. He also tossed out some rather interesting numbers about the adoption of Ubuntu Linux...
HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler 1 GB Review | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 3:00
The HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler is a close to reference implementation of the HD 7770. Coming at reference design price and clocks, its biggest innovation is its cooler, which is exceedingly quiet. It is actually the quietest HD 7770 we tested so far.
Microsoft Offering $99 Xbox, Kinect Bundle With Subscription | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 0:48
Microsoft this week offered up an Xbox and Kinect bundle for $99 for those who subscribe to a two-year Xbox Live Gold Membership. The Xbox Live membership will run $14.99 per month. Those who sign up will get the 4GB Xbox 360 and the Kinect sensor for $99. Buyers will need to bring the coupon [...]
Fedora 18 To Get User Mode Migration, Xfce 4.10 | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 0:48
While Ubuntu developers were listening to Mark Shuttleworth talk about Ubuntu 12.10, also happening at the same time was a Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting within the Fedora / Red Hat world. A new set of features were approved today for the Spherical Cow...
Dane-Elec Announces USB 3.0 Sport Flash Drive Line | Posted on: 08/05/2012 @ 0:48
With capacities up to 32GB, write speeds of up to 80MB/s and read of up to 30MB/s.
Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 Update - Primarily Bugfixes | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 23:48
Apple just pushed out an update for iOS, bringing the version number up to 5.1.1. The update thus far appears to be primarily bugfixes including tweaks to HDR from the lockscreen camera shortcut, stability switching between 2G and 3G on the new iPad, and other issues. The release notes are below from the update information. We're grabbing the OTA update on our devices (for the 4S the ...
Shuttleworth Talks About Ubuntu 12.10 | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 23:36
Mark Shuttleworth just finished his keynote that kicks off the Ubuntu 12.10 Developers Summit. Here's a few things he said...
AMD HD 7970 GHz edition on the way | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 23:36
To ship with 1050MHz core speed instead of the default 925MHz core, will close the gap on Nvidia's GTX 680.
Apple Goes After iPhone5.com Domain | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 22:36
Apple has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over ownership of the domain iPhone5.com. The case is currently under consideration by WIPO’s Arbitration and Media Center, according to documentation on its website. The filing was first reported by Fusible.com. The iPhone5.com domain currently houses a discussion forum about the fictional iPhone [...]
Verizon Unveils HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 22:36
Verizon today announced the Droid Incredible 4G LTE at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans. An update to HTC’s popular Droid Incredible, the Incredible 4G LTE adds support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network, along with Beats Audio support and advanced camera capabilities. Eschewing the trend that bigger is better, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE features a [...]
AT&T Tackles Home Automation Via ?Digital Life? | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 22:36
AT&T today announced plans for a home automation offering that will let customers remotely manage security. Dubbed AT&T Digital Life, the IP-based service will let users keep tabs on their homes from any PC, tablet, or smartphone, regardless of their wireless carrier. AT&T will start testing the IP-based Digital Life in Atlanta and Dallas this [...]
Calxeda Shows Off 192-Core ARM Ubuntu Server | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 22:24
Kicking off the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit is a keynote by Mark Shuttleworth where he and Calxeda just showed off a 192 core ARM server...
OCZ release Vertex 4 firmware update and 64GB model | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 22:24
Adds around 15MB/s to the read and up to 220MB/s to the write, speed changes vary between model sizes.
A Migration Guide From X11 To Wayland Brought Up | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 21:24
Brought up on the Wayland development list over the weekend was a migration guide for developers in moving from X11 support to Wayland/Weston...
Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 20:12
Today we take a look at the newest cooler from Noctua. This time Noctua is showing the Small Form Factor users some love with their new NH-L12 extra low profile CPU cooler. The NH-L12 is a low-profile cooler for Small Form Factor cases and HTPC environments. Join us as we see just small this cooler is and how the new Noctua NH-L12 performs.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 20:12
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is a sleek, rugged ultracompact digital camera. It's a great camera for people who want something that can withstand a day by the pool or hiking in the mountains. It has a 16-megapixel resolution and plenty of fun shooting options.
HTC One X: Prodigy HTC | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 20:12
Up until a year ago, the top-class smartphone signed by HTC was Sensation, with a dual-core CPU at 1.2 GHz and 768 MB RAM. In this moment, however, that would be HTC One X with a quad-core CPU at 1.5 GHz and 1 GB RAM. If we had to draw comparisons between Tegra 3 and desktop platforms, in terms of raw power, the new Tegra 3 is approximately up to par with slower Core2Duo CPUs from Intel?s ...
GCC 4.6/4.7 vs. LLVM-Clang 3.0/3.1 Compilers | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 20:12
With LLVM/Clang 3.1 due out next week, here's a look at the compiler performance of the GCC 4.6 and 4.7 compilers compared to LLVM-Clang 3.0 and a recent LLVM-Clang 3.1 SVN snapshot...
Micron Announces Its First Fully Functional DDR4 modules | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 20:12
To be available to the server industry first starting at 2400MHz using 4Gb memory chips.
ASRock's High-End Vision 3D 252B HTPC Review | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 19:00
In late 2010, we reviewed the ASRock Vision 3D, and declared it to be the best pre-built SFF (small form factor) HTPC we had reviewed. ASRock duly updated the lineup late last year with the Vision 3D 252B. It took over from the Vision 3D 137B as the flagship HTPC system from ASRock. On paper, the Vision 3D 252B appears to be an ideal candidate to take over the reins of the 137B as the most ...
HTC One X | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 19:00
Mit dem One X hat HTC ein erstes Quadcore-Smartphone im Portfolio. Dabi setzt der Hersteller auf einen Tegra 3 von NVIDIA, der eigentlich über fünf nicht nur über vier Kerne verfügt. Auf jeden Fall aber kann man gespannt sein wie es schliesslich um den Stromverbrauch steht, vor allem in Angebracht dessen, dass auch noch ein üppiges 4.7-Zoll-Display mit an Bord ist.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ARMv7 Linux Performance Gains | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 19:00
Earlier in the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" development cycle I noted some performance improvements happening on the ARM side, particularly for Texas Instruments OMAP4. Namely, Ubuntu 12.04 was ARMing up for better performance with ARM hard-float support and the performance becoming more compelling for the PandaBoard ES hardware with proper cpufreq support. In this article is a comparison ...
Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 4 DDR3-1866 16GB Quad Channel Memory Kit Review | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 19:00
A little over a year ago we took a look at our first Patriot Viper Xtreme memory kit in their 6GB DDR3-2000 kit. These kits are just awesome! Each module in the kit features 6 grams of copper at its core paired with an extruded aircraft-grade aluminum outer shield, which not only is going to keep the modules cool, but makes for a pretty cool look. Today we are taking a look a the Division 4 ...
Sharkoon adds USB 3.0 to the Rebel9 and Nightfall cases | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 19:00
And removes the older esata front connector as customers have been demanding USB 3.0 more.
Ivy Bridge PCI-Express Scaling with HD 7970 and GTX 680 Review | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 19:00
Today's latest graphics cards come with support for PCI-Express 3.0, which promises twice the bandwidth, while still being compatible with older motherboards and graphics cards. In our article we analyze differences in PCIe performance on Intel's Ivy Bridge with GeForce GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970, using 20 games at five resolutions, each at all three PCIe generations and x4, x8 and x16 link width.
OCZ Vertex 4 SSD - Progress in the Firmware (testing with v1.4RC) | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 19:00
Introduction Given the short timing of this project we're just going to dive right in and get to work on this one. Just a month ago OCZ Technology released their new flagship consumer SSD, the Vertex 4. In our testing we observed a rather strange issue when reading data from the drives provided by OCZ. The issue had to do with single read requests for data, a single command. Both the 256GB ...
Linux 3.4-rc6: The Final Linux 3.4 Kernel Is In Sight | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 6:00
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.4-rc6 kernel on Sunday and signalled that the final release of the Linux 3.4 kernel is in sight...
Dell and Origin PC Give Free Ivy Bridge Upgrades to Shoppers With Poor Timing | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 5:36
One of the unmentioned joys of purchasing tech hardware is that you really have to be a news hound ? or at least have a basic understanding of what’s going on the tech market ? lest you plunk down for a system or component that’s about to become obsolete. While it hasn’t happened to us [...]
Symantec: Religious Websites More Likely to Infect Computers Than Porn Sites | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 5:36
A new report by security software company Symantec showed that religious websites are more likely to infect computers with viruses than pornographic sites. Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report revealed that religious websites have triple the number of virus-related threats than pornographic sites. “It is interesting to note that websites hosting adult/pornographic content are ...
Intel unveils DX79SR motherboard | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 4:48
Their highest offering X79 motherboard to be priced at $299.
GTX 670 performance leaked | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 2:36
Looks to be only 5-10% slower than the GTX 680, making the GTX 670 generally faster than the HD 7970.
iSeries i45 Exhibition Booths ? eTeknix | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 1:24
Taking a closer look at what everyone has on display here at i45.
Facebook Adds Locations, Read Receipts to Messenger App | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 0:48
Facebook has updated its mobile Messenger application to give users a bit more information about who’s actually reading their messages versus who’s ignoring them completely. Oh, and message recipients can now see a general gist of where you are in addition to your specific GPS coordinates ? ideally so they can walk over to your [...]
ZFS File-System For Linux Is Still Around | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 0:12
While Btrfs, XFS, and EXT4 remain the far more popular choices when it comes to Linux file-systems, there still exists projects focused upon providing ZFS file-system support under Linux...
LLVM's Clang 3.1 Compiler Betters C11, C++11 | Posted on: 07/05/2012 @ 0:12
There's only about one week left until LLVM 3.1 will be released and with that will come the 3.1 release of the Clang C/C++ compiler. While we have previously looked at some of the LLVM 3.1 changes, here's a quick look at some of the Clang-specific compiler C11/C++11 improvements...
iSeries i45 Exhibition Booths ? Antec | Posted on: 06/05/2012 @ 23:00
Taking a closer look at what everyone has on display here at i45,
Cougar Solution PC Case @ TestFreaks | Posted on: 06/05/2012 @ 22:24
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-cougar-solution-pc-case/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-cougar-solution-pc-case/ ) Quote: "Today at TestFreaks we will be looking at another PC case from Cougar called the Solution. This is a budget mid-tower case that can accommodate Micro-ATX and ATX sized motherboards. With the ability to house up to eight fans this case should ...
Intel Ivy Bridge - Linux: GL 3.0, Windows: GL 4.0 | Posted on: 06/05/2012 @ 18:24
While the Intel Linux graphics developers have postponed the OpenGL 3.1 support until probably next year, the Intel Windows driver developers have now managed OpenGL 4.0 support, which compliments the OpenCL 1.1 support on Ivy Bridge -- another feature not found at this point in the Intel Linux GPU driver...
NVIDIA Releases Tegra Hardfp Pack | Posted on: 06/05/2012 @ 16:00
About one week ago, NVIDIA released new hardfp-built Tegra Linux drivers...
10 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta Keys Giveaway! | Posted on: 06/05/2012 @ 11:12
We are starting our Month of Giveaways to celebrate the opening of our new forums! Each week we will be giving away a different prize! To start things off we have 10 Beta Keys for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This is one of the most anticipated multiplayer games in quite some time. The 10 Beta Keys were graciously donated by our friends over at Club Conflict. They are a professional ...
Media Center for Windows 8: An Add-on At A Nominal Price | Posted on: 06/05/2012 @ 8:00
AnandTech has been covering the Home Theater PC space since those halcyon days when Windows XP Media Center was rolling out, and the era of dual-core Pentiums promised tolerable playback of DVD-quality AVI files. Despite our, and your, enthusiasm, Microsoft dropped hints throughout the product’s various iterations that Media Center’s role in Windows 8 was minimal. As the Building Windows blog ...
Rumor: New Microsoft Xbox Console Being Manufactured in Texas | Posted on: 06/05/2012 @ 8:00
Had one a nickel for every Xbox 720 rumor that hit the airwaves well in advance of the console’s alleged 2013 release date (there’s $0.05 more), you could probably buy enough gear to make your own next-generation console. Here’s another log to throw in the rumor fire: According to IGN, who spoke to undisclosed sources [...]
April 2012 in Review | Posted on: 06/05/2012 @ 1:24
What a great month April was! We posted quite a few reviews, articles and even attended Pittco's Iron Storm XII Lan Party! Besides all of that we launched our Beta Forums to bring a real community here to ThinkComputers. We posted a total of 25 posts this month! My favorite definitely had to be the review of the NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower Case, it is my favorite case of 2012 so far! Read on ...
Blizzard's Diablo III On Linux? | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 23:00
In a recent gaming interview, Blizzard's director of the forthcoming Diablo III game was asked about a Linux client...
LibVNCServer 0.9.9 Brings IPv6, TurboVNC Encoder | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 23:00
LibVNCServer, an important VNC library used by many free software projects and might even be used in Wayland, had a major release on Friday...
Thunderbolt On Linux Not Yet Primed For Success | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 23:00
As a word of caution for anyone that was hoping Thunderbolt (a.k.a. Light Peak) was in good shape for Linux, the Intel technology doesn't appear to be quite ready yet...
McAfee Founder Arrested in Belize on ?Bogus? Charges | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 20:00
McAfee founder and anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee has reportedly been arrested in Belize on an unlicensed gun charge he claims was concocted. Members of the country’s Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) collared McAfee after raiding his home and research facility on Wednesday, Channel 5 Belize reported earlier this week. The 66-year-old McAfee described his arrest [...]
Insomnia i45 Day 1 Stage Event | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 17:12
Kustom PC & Antec take to the stage at i45 (Pictures and Video)
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 2GB Video Card Performance Preview | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 16:00
Introduction We meet again! If you want to know about the background as to why we're bringing you a review of the upcoming NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 today and not in five days when the model officially launches, then I highly recommend you read our opening page on the GEFORCE GTX 680 along with our news post on why we didn't get a GTX 690. Here's something you probably didn't know, though. No ...
Australian Blu-ray Importing: May 2012 Buying Guide | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 13:36
Australian Blu-ray Importing: May 2012 Buying Guide Since last time we looked at the Guide to Buying Blu-rays from Overseas the Australian dollar has continued to remain slightly above parity with the U.S. dollar, ensuring that most imports titles are very competitively priced, but especially tempting for titles that are unavailable locally. So let's jump into the latest instalment of the ...
New Forums Launched and our Month of Giveaways! | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 11:48
We have finally launched our new forums! You can check them out by heading over to forums.thinkcomputers.org. We created these forums for you our users to build a real community around ThinkComputers. We have been beta testing the forums for about a month and have a nice community already! Now the forums are open to everyone! To celebrate we are going to have a giveaway each week for an ...
iPad Makes Up 95 Percent of Tablet Web Traffic | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 5:36
The iPad secured 68 percent of the tablet market during the first quarter, according to recent stats, so it should come as no surprise that most of tablet-based Internet traffic is coming from Apple’s gadget. But just how much traffic? According to data from Chitika, the iPad accounts for almost 95 percent of all tablet [...]
Leetgion El?Druin gaming mouse revealed | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 5:00
Here are some of the first images of Leetgion's second gaming mouse, the El'Druin.
ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Benchmark Performance Review | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 4:44
BenchmarkReviews.com: The introduction of the first member of the new Cougar Point chipset family, the Z77 Express, happened several weeks before the availability of the Sandy Bridge CPUs they were designed for. This led to review sites having to test new chipsets with older Sandy Bridge processors. While Z77 motherboards are perfectly capable of running Sandy Bridge CPUs, they're really designed ...
Tesoro Durandal & Durandal Ultimate | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 4:24
This time the stuff in question couldn’t really be newer, as we take a look at a brand new keyboard from a new manufacturer - Tesoro. It’s always nice to see new players in the hardware markets and see how they stack up against the existing big names.
Google's Chromium Running On Wayland | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 4:00
The Chromium web-browser is back to running on Wayland...
Fujitsu Launches the Ivy Bridge LIFEBOOK LH772 | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 4:00
Equipped with the latest i7 from the Ivy Bridge range with a GT 640 2GB and up to 6 hours battery
iPad Mini? Yes Please, Say Most Consumers | Posted on: 05/05/2012 @ 2:00
If Apple goes forward with its rumored plans to launch a smaller version of the iPad this year, the scaled-down tablet would likely be a hit with consumers, a new survey from PriceGrabber indicates. In the survey of 2,603 U.S. online shopping consumers, conducted in late April, 52 percent of respondents said they would consider [...]
Microsoft Dropping DVD Playback Support in Windows 8 | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 23:36
In an effort to keep costs down, Microsoft will ditch DVD playback support for Windows Media Player in Windows 8, though there will be the option to purchase Windows Media Center to get DVD functionality. Windows Media Player will be available within all editions of Windows 8, but users won’t be able to use it [...]
Hama 90 Colt Syscase Camera Bag Review | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 23:36
So I'm back with another camera case for review from our friends at Love Cases. This time they've sent me the Colt Syscase from Hama that can be used for a small DSLR or SLR style camera or it can be used for a compact camera and have some room left over for other stuff. It's a camera case so it's padded and it comes with a nice little pocket so you can take extra memory cards or batteries with ...
Unboxing the Cooler Master X6 Elite CPU Cooler | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 23:36
Today we are checking out one of Cooler Master's latest CPU coolers the X6 Elite. This CPU cooler has a very unique design as the heatsink base and fins are angled for better airflow from the front intake fans on your case. The X6 Elite also features 6 large copper heatpipes, a 120mm intake fan and honeycomb-designed heatsink fins. The is a universal cooler so it will fit the latest Intel and ...
Neue GPU Charts: 61 DX11 Grafikkarten, 14 Benchmarks/Games | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 22:24
In unseren Charts findet man eine Benchmarks Übersicht von 61 aktuellen DirectX 11 Grafikkarten. Dabei geben wir bewusst keine Kaufempfehlungen ab. Sinn und Zweck sowie Ziel ist es, dass man sich eine Marktübersicht verschaffen kann.
Apple TV Set This Year? Don?t Hold Your Breath, Analyst Says | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 22:24
Those of you hoping to snag an Apple-produced television set this holiday season might be out of luck. A new analyst report says there is no evidence to suggest that Cupertino will begin production of its own TV this year. “Our research does not indicate any looming TV-related product launch, and our model does not [...]
In Win GreenMe 750 W Power Supply Review | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 22:24
Let's take a look at the forthcoming In Win GreenMe 750 W power supply, which comes with the 80 Plus Bronze certification, DC-DC design in its secondary, and four +12 V rails.
OpenGL 3.1 Not Likely In Mesa Until 2013 | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 22:24
The release plans for Mesa 8.1 and Mesa 8.2 have been proposed. Unfortunately if you were hoping to see OpenGL 3.1 compliance in this open-source graphics driver library this summer, it looks like that won't come until 2013 and support for newer OpenGL specifications are even further out...
BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 Motherboard Review | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 22:03
Continuing their #Z77 reviews, @Vortez looks at the @BiostarUSA TZ77XE4 motherboard for Intel Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge CPU's. The TZ77XE4 is one of the most striking BIOSTAR motherboards we have seen, and features many of the enthusiast options you would expect to see on a mid-range Z77 board. Given a number of uncommon layout choices, Dave analyses how it stacks up against the competition.
ADATA S510 120GB Review | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 21:53
@Vortez have just reviewed the @Adatatechnology S510 120GB #SSD. This 6Gbps Sandforce-based drive hits the value buttons at substantially less than £1 per GB, whilst still including a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket. The question is, how well can the S510 do in performance benchmarks? Dave gives us the answers...
Corsair Vengeance M90 Mouse Review | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 21:12
We tested this mouse with 15 programmable buttons for RPGs and strategy games. Check it out.
i45 Day 1 | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 21:12
A closer look at what we are displaying at this weeks i45 gaming festival.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Intel Z77 Express LGA 1155 Preview Review | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 21:12
Fresh out of boot camp, Gigabyte's latest platoon of gaming warfighters is here in the TPU motherboard testing facility, ready for battle. The Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 is a tiny mATX gaming fighter, armed with Gigabyte's own Super Hearing, Super Sight, Super Speed, and Super Sheild.
Report: HP Regains PC Market Share Crown from Apple | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 20:12
Apple’s reign as PC market share leader was short-lived as Hewlett-Packard regained its top spot in the first quarter of 2012 by the narrowest of margins, according to research firm Canalys. HP shipped 40,000 more client PCs than Apple in the first three months of the year, Canalys reported this week. The final tally of [...]
Report: Android a Loss Leader for Google in 2010 | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 20:12
Google’s Android operating system may be one of the great success stories in tech, but the search giant apparently lost money with its mobile platform in 2010, according to Reuters. The company’s “big loss” for Android several years ago was revealed by a federal judge overseeing a jury trial between Google and Oracle over the [...]
Win an HTC One X from Mobile Fun! | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 20:12
Mobile Fun is giving away an HTC One X and you can win one.. see below for more info on how to win one.
Review: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 19:00
Das P8Z77-V Deluxe ist ASUS' Flagschiff betreffend der neuen Intel Prozessoren. Dabei kann es mit einer langen Featureliste aufwarten wobei auch einige sehr interessante dabei sind. Hinzu kommt ein gestandenes Design, das einem breiten Publikum zu gefallen vermag. Gespannt sind wir natürlich auch wie sich diese Platine in Punkto Performance durch unseren neuen Mainboard-Testparcours kämpft.
Verbatim 500GB USB 3.0 Store 'n' Go Portable Hard Drive Review | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 19:00
The Verbatim Store 'n' Go is a compact external portable hard drive that features a sleek finish and comes with the fastest USB connectivity available, SuperSpeed USB 3.0. We take the Verbatim Store 'n' Go 500GB USB 3.0 drive and put it to the test in this review. Read on to see how it performs in the benchmarks and see how the Nero BackItUp software does when we try to backup our 64GB SSD to ...
HTC One X (AT&T) | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 19:00
With Ice Cream Sandwich, a stunning screen, and fast AT&T LTE, the HTC One X takes its place as the king of all Android smartphones?for now, at least. The stunning high-definition display and 8-megapixel digital camera help make this phone multimedia friendly.
Humble Botanicula Generates $822k USD | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 18:12
The Humble Bundle Botanicula Debut ended yesterday. Here's some figures from this two-week, pay-what-you-want, cross-platform, DRM-free game bundle sale...
NVIDIA 295.49 Fixes Linux Performance Regression | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 18:12
While NVIDIA this week put out their first 302.xx series beta Linux graphics driver, yesterday they also released the 295.49 stable Linux driver. This update does fix the 295.40 performance regression that affected some users in April...
Using DisplayLink USB Graphics On Ubuntu 12.04 | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 18:12
Here's the first shot at using a USB-based DisplayLink graphics adapter with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS...
News for 5-4-12 | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 17:48
Time for the news, but check back over the weekend as I've got a few reviews coming..
MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK 2GB Overclocked Video Card Review | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 17:48
Introduction I always feel like I start with this lately, but the MSI HAWK series is one of my favorite video card series on the market. It's not that every series is one of my favorites, but the three main performance series from MSI (Lightning, Power Edition and HAWK) are all standout options and do tower above those from other companies. The HAWK series is the main stream version of the ...
PowerColor Announces its standard HD 7800 series graphics cards | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 15:36
Based on reference AMD clock speeds but without the reference coolers or PCBs.
Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 13:24
Introduction In January of last year I was introduced to the original concept of the newest cooler to leave Noctua's design lab when we looked at the NH-C14. There are quite a few changes that were made to that original design concept, but in the most basic form the cooler we are going to see in just a page or two is a die shrink of the NH-C14. The amount of heat pipes were dropped, along ...
Gaming Friday: DotA 2 | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 12:24
Many games have since been made emulating DotA?s basic principle, and an entire genre has been created in its honor. MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) games have grown at a phenomenal rate, and an example of success is League of Legends. Enter DotA 2. The first true successor to the original custom map is currently in-development by Valve and in closed beta. More people are added frequently, ...
Microsoft Windows 8: Mostly A Crap Wreck | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 11:48
For the past few days I have been trying out the Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview. For the most part, I would call Windows 8 a crap wreck, but it is not without a few advantages over Linux.
The iPad 2,4 Review: 32nm Brings Better Battery Life | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 10:36
When Apple launched the 3rd generation iPad (as the new iPad), it also dropped the price of the entry-level 16GB WiFi iPad 2 to $399. Apple's products tend to hold their values exceptionally well, so this two-tablet strategy made sense. Apple also proved the success of discount-the-previous-gen strategy with its iPhone line, where you can now buy current, n-1 and n-2 generations of iPhones at ...
Synology DS212j and DSM 4.0 Review | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 7:48
We take a look at Synology's latest NAS and its latest DSM 4.0 operating system
The Samsung Galaxy S III Preview | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 7:12
It's been a long day in London, and hot off the heels of our Galaxy S III performance preview is some discussion about the hardware itself. For any successful OEM, following up on a successful product with another equally successful product is a challenge. It sounds obvious when you write it, but if you look back at almost any other very popular smartphone, you'll see a similar trend. People ...
Facebook?s IPO Priced Up to $35, Seeks to Raise $13.6B | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 7:12
Facebook said Thursday that it set the price for its public offering at between $28 and $35 per share, which will raise up to $13.6 billion for the company’s coffers. Facebook will sell 337.4 million shares, according to the filing, sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. In total, 337,415,352 shares will be [...]
KDE 4.8.3 Update Ships | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 6:00
KDE 4.8.3 is now available...
Samsung Galaxy S III Performance Preview: It's Fast | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 4:48
Earlier today Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S III, at the heart of which is Samsung's new Exynos 4 Quad SoC. Fortunately we got a ton of hands on time with the device at Samsung's unpacked event in London and are able to bring you a full performance preview of the new flagship, due to be shipping in Europe on May 29th. The Exynos 4 Quad is an obvious evolution of the dual-core Exynos in many of ...
Samsung Unveils Galaxy S III Smartphone | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 4:48
As expected, Samsung today unveiled the next device in its Galaxy lineup, the Galaxy S III. The smartphone will make its debut in Europe on May 29 and a 4G LTE-optimized version will hit the U.S. market during the summer. The Galaxy S III boasts a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 1,280-by-720 display, and runs Android 4.0 [...]
iPad Nabs 68 Percent of Tablet Market as Android Sales Tank | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 4:48
Shipments of the iPad dropped slightly during the first quarter, but Apple still managed to increase its global tablet market share to 68 percent. Amazon, however, did not fare as well, slipping to third place in the tablet race. Apple shipped 11.8 million iPads during the first quarter, which was a decline from the 15.4 [...]
Report Tips Thinner, Longer iPhone With Metal Back | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 4:48
The next iPhone will likely be longer and thinner than its predecessor, with a metal backside, according to a new report. iLounge editor Jeremy Horwitz claims the sixth-generation iPhone will launch this fall with a larger, 4-inch screen (current models have 3.5-inch screens), a metal panel on the back of the phone, and a smaller [...]
AOC´s e2251Fwu USB monitor now available | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 4:48
The Full HD monitor receives both its power and signal via a single USB cable, with a minimal energy consumption of just 8 watts.
PC Gaming Hardware Market to Hit $23.6 Billion in 2012 | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 4:48
Thanks to a surge in demand across BRIC countries as well as rising demand in the post recession economy.
EVGA Announces the EVGA GeForce GTX 690 | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 3:36
With standard reference designs and the optional signature pack which comes with EVGA collectables.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Unveiled: Specs, Camera and First Impressions | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 2:36
Samsung is top dog in the mobile world at the moment, and this, in part, is down to the success of the last couple of the Galaxy handsets, most notably the S2.Samsung Galaxy S3 Unveiled: Specs, Camera and First Impressions is a post from: UK Gadget and Tech News, Reviews and Shopping Site - Gaj-It.com
Intel Ivy Bridge Continues To Grind Quickly On Linux | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 2:36
There's many more Ivy Bridge Linux tests coming out in the next few weeks, but here's some new results today for the Core i7 3770K processor looking at the overclocking results and effects of Turbo Boost and Hyper Threading...
eTeknix setting up at insomnia i45 | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 1:24
First pictures from the event and we now have a live video feed!
Corsair introduces new Air Series cooling fans | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 1:24
Featuring 120mm fans and 140mm fans designed for either high airflow or high static pressure.
Samsung Galaxy S III Announced - 3G HSPA+ Version Available May 29, 4G LTE This Summer | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 1:12
We're at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event in London, where Samsung just officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S 3. We're going to have hands on with the device soon along with some impressions of the device. One of the major things Samsung said it wanted to address with the SGS3 launch was availability closer to announcement. It looks like they're making good on that promise, ...
How to Install the PS Vita Screen Protector Without Bubbles | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 1:12
I've used screen protector films before on my iPhone and Pocket PC devices before, and I can tell you that they can be maddening to get them perfectly centered and without air bubbles.
nVidia GTX 690 News Blasts | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 1:12
We have a butt-load of new NVIDIA GTX 690 video card reviews for you today. But we’re not ones to cover you slather you with honey and then let the ants do their business… we also have a lot of other tech news for you too! Hardware Secrets has a great SilverStone case, NikKtech has [...]
New Corsair Air Series Cooling Fans | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 1:12
New Corsair Air Series Fans Target Critical PC Hot Spots, with Superior Airflow, Lower-noise, and Customizable Looks
Enermax presents new NAXN entry-level power supplies. | Posted on: 04/05/2012 @ 0:12
A 500W NAXN basic model for £44.90 and 450/550/650 80 PLUS bronze certified NAXN 82+ models starting at £60.
Apple, Samsung Ordered to Scale Back Patent Case | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 23:00
Apple and Samsung were ordered this week to scale back their ongoing patent battle so as not to subject jurors to “cruel and unusual punishment,” a California judge said. As reported by IDG News Service, Judge Lucy Koh ordered Apple and Samsung to streamline their cases so jurors can get a better grip on the [...]
Reiser4 For New Kernels? Don't Hold Your Breath | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 23:00
Hopefully you're not anxiously waiting for the Reiser4 file-system to appear for new Linux kernel releases.....
RunCore Pro V MAX 240GB Solid State Drive Review | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 22:12
Introduction The last solid state drive we tested from RunCore was the Pro V. To our surprise this drive used asynchronous flash and the performance suffered because of it. The Pro V hit the market very late, over a full year since OCZ handed us several Vertex 3 products. If the standard Pro V was late then the Pro V MAX is on a different area on the timeline. The RunCore Pro V MAX model ...
ARM 28nm Cortex A9 reaches 3.1GHz | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 21:48
Achieving 3.1GHz across its two cores under "typical conditions" that's suitable for mobile computing.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Benchmark Performance | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 20:37
BenchmarkReviews.com: Back on 22 March 2012, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video card made headlines and became the best-performing single-GPU graphics card on the market. Only six weeks later NVIDIA engineers have successfully combined two 28nm GK104 GPUs together to create their new GeForce GTX 690. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests game performance with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690, a ...
SilverStone Precision PS07 White Case Review | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 20:36
SilverStone has just released the white version of the award-winning Precision PS07 microATX case. Let's take a look at it.
Did Hell Freeze Over? GIMP 2.8 Released | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 20:36
With word this morning of Electronic Arts making plans with Ubuntu and now the release of GIMP 2.8, some may think that hell has frozen over...
MSI Announces the GeForce GTX 690 | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 20:36
The dual GTX 680 on a single card beast, featuring 4GB of GDDR5 and 3072 CUDA cores, pricing from $999.
Electronic Arts At Ubuntu Summit; Linux Games Coming? | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 19:36
The news has been quick to spread today that Electronic Arts will be making a brief presentation at the Ubuntu Developer Summit next week...
Cooler Master Launches the CM Storm Sentinel Advanced II Gaming Mouse | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 19:36
?64.95 for a 8200 DPI high grade gaming mouse with a range of lighting effects and onboard profile storage.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review: Ultra Expensive, Ultra Rare, Ultra Fast | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 19:24
In an unusual move, NVIDIA took the opportunity earlier this week to announce a new 600 series video card before they would be shipping it. Based on a pair of Kepler GK104 GPUs, the GeForce GTX 690 would be NVIDIA’s new flagship dual-GPU video card. And by all metrics it would be a doozy. Packing a pair of high clocked, fully enabled GK104 GPUs, NVIDIA was targeting GTX 680 SLI performance in ...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card Review | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 19:24
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 dual-GPU graphics card uses two GK104 Kepler cores and has a total of 3,072 NVIDIA CUDA cores! With a base clock speed 915 MHz and a "typical" Boost clock of up to 1019 MHz, we are pretty sure this card will be faster than anything we have every tested! Read on to see how it performs and overclocks in our review on this monster!
Report: NotCompatible Trojan Attacks Android Via Hacked Websites | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 19:24
As the number of mobile devices connected to the Internet grows, the number of threats to our smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices grows as well. And guess what? Lookout Mobile Security on Wednesday reported that there are now hacked websites targeting Android devices with a new Android Trojan called NotCompatible, an attack vector previously [...]
T-Mobile, Google Play Team Up for Carrier Billing | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 19:24
T-Mobile customers have a new way to pay for their Google Play purchases: via their phone bill. “In the U.S., T-Mobile customers can now purchase apps, music, movies and books by charging them directly to their mobile bill,” Google said in a Google+ post on Wednesday. Previously, T-Mobile customers were forced to hand over credit-card [...]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4 GB Review | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 18:36
Today NVIDIA releases their new GeForce GTX 690 flagship. The $999 card is based on two GK104 graphics processors that have their full potential enabled. The new card has one of the most extravagant designs, making heavy use of metal which adds to the experience. Performance is outstanding, being neck to neck with a dual GTX 680 SLI setup.
Z77 Mainboard Charts: 13 Modelle getestet | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 18:12
In unseren Vergleichstabellen findet man mittlerweile eine Übersicht bezüglich 13 aktueller Z77 Mainboards. Dabei geben wir bewusst keine Kaufempfehlungen ab. Sinn und Zweck sowie Ziel ist es, dass man sich eine Marktübersicht verschaffen kann.
Infographic: The World of Lost Smartphones | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 18:12
We all hope to never lose our smartphones, but it happens to us or something we know. According to mobile security company Lookout, $30 billion in phones will be lost in 2012. This infographic shows some of the statistics of lost smartphones, including popular times and places for it to happen.
Lian Li Introduces PC-Q09FN Upgraded Mini-ITX HTPC Case | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 17:12
Featuring an integrated 80 plus 300W PSU, support for up to 4 drives and mini-ITX motherboard support.
Mach Xtreme Technology Launches LP MX-KATANA SSD Modules | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 15:48
Boasts 510MB/s and 450MB/s read and write speeds with 60K IOPS in a ultra thin low profile design.
Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 14:12
Introduction I really thought with my review of the Thermalright Shaman I was making headway with Thermalright and was likely about to see what they were all about in cooling. I wasn't able to get to them during CES to show my face like I did with Fractal Design and get all of the issues out of the way. In January I was promised a CPU cooler then they never said a word afterwards, even with ...
Raidmax Seiran Mid Tower Case Review | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 11:36
Today we?ll be looking at one of Raidmax?s latest cases, the Seiran. It?s available in a multide of colors and offers superior cooling and flexibility for those with multiple drives. The case keeps up to par with the latest cases by including USB 3.0, SSD support, cable management, and tool-free installation methods. Read on further to see what else this case has in store.
Asus Maximus V Gene Review | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 9:48
We've loved Asus' previous Gene boards, but will the Gene V continue the trend?
Foxconn Nano PC on the way | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 9:12
Featuring either low powered Intel Atom or AMD Brazos APUs with an abundance of connectivity and VESA mounting.
Microsoft Ditching ?Windows Live? Brand | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 8:36
Microsoft said Wednesday that it will ditch its Windows Live branding in favor of an over-arching “Microsoft account.” This Microsoft account will be an integral part of the upcoming Windows 8, the software giant said in a blog post, and will be rolling out over the next few months across Microsoft’s product line. Windows Live has [...]
Dell Unveils Ivy Bridge Desktops, Laptops | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 8:36
Dell today unveiled a slew of new systems sporting the latest Intel third-generation Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors, announcing two new desktops and two new laptops that, taken together, aim to provide power and performance to nearly every demographic imaginable. So families, multimedia professionals, and businesses, pay attention: if you need a new system [...]
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA3 SSD Review | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 8:36
A few months ago, we awarded the Kingston HyperX series SSDs an Related posts: Futurelooks Evaluates RAID 0 Performance With Two Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA3 SF-2281 SSDs Futurelooks Talks Kingston – New HyperX Red Memory, HyperX 3K SSD, and a Word on USB Drive Security (Video) Futurelooks’ SATA3 Solid State Drive Round Up Featuring Corsair, Kingston, Patriot Memory and OCZ PAX 2011 (PAX ...
ViewSonic Launches the VX2460h-LED Ultra-Slim Display | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 8:12
Featuring a 1080p resolution, LED back lighting, and a 40 million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio.
Samsung Introduces Series 7 Gamer | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 7:00
Featuring a 28nm GTX 675M GPU and Core i7 Ivy Bridge mobile CPUs on a 17.3" 1080P screen.
Clevo's W11ER Now Available from Additional Vendors | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 6:12
We provided a full overview of Eurocom's Monster 1.0 last week. For the interested, the same Clevo W110ER chassis used in the Monster 1.0 is available with a variety of configuration options from several other vendors as well. AVADirect has their Gaming Laptop Clevo W110ER (no obfuscation of the ODM necessary, thank you very much), there's the Sager NP6110, and companies like ProStar and others ...
Dell puts Ivy Bridge into Vostro business desktops | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 5:48
Featuring Ivy Bridge i5 and i7s with low power 28nm graphics options and high storage capacities.
Dell Reveals Ivy Bridge for XPS and Vostro Desktops, Inspiron Laptops | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 5:00
In the continuing deluge of Intel 3rd Generation Core i-Series product announcements, Dell has released details on their XPS and Vostro desktops, along with their Inspiron laptops. For now, we have one product each for the Vostro and XPS desktop lines, with two Inspiron Special Edition (“R”) laptops. We’ll start with the desktops. Dell XPS 8500 Gallery: Dell XPS 8500 Revealed At ...
OCUK Intros Ivy Bridge Pre-Overclocked Bundles & Systems | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 4:48
All based around Z77 chipset with core i5 and core i7 processors.
Upcoming Linux Hardware Tests, Benchmarks | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 3:37
Here's a look at some of the interesting Phoronix articles, open-source Linux benchmarks, and other coverage coming up in the next few weeks on Phoronix...
Dell announce XPS 8500 desktop range | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 3:36
Featuring 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs and the l28nm graphics from AMD or Nvidia.
ASUS Introduces the PA248Q ProArt Professional LCD Display | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 2:36
A design professional-grade monitor that delivers excellent color fidelity and reproduction along with exclusive productivity features such as four USB 3.0 ports
Comcast Preps X1 DVR Launch Amidst Jump in Internet Customers | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 1:36
Comcast reported Wednesday that 37,000 customers dropped video service, offset by 565,000 additional “triple-play” customers, as the company reported a 39 percent jump in profits. Comcast also said that its X1 cloud-based DVR interface would be rolling out this quarter, with the first launch in an undisclosed major market. “We are very enthusiastic about the [...]
Amazon ?Mother?s Day? Deal Knocks $30 Off Kindle Fire | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 1:36
Perhaps in response to discounts on the Nook the day before, Amazon today launched a one-day Mother’s Day deal of sorts on its Kindle Fire. The e-tailer’s Gold Box Deal for Wednesday is a refurbished Kindle Fire Android tablet, normally priced at $169. The refurbished deal knocks off $30, to $139. Amazon’s deal is for [...]
Web Tech News May 2, 2012: Dog Crap Edition | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 1:36
I started off the day with dog crap on my shoe, but that doesn’t deter me from bringing you the tastiest crunchy-fried tech news on the web. We also have some great things in the work, like reviews on new tech gadgets, and possibly an interview with one of the greatest nerd bands in the [...]
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for Vita! | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 1:36
Fan-Favorites from Hideo Kojima's Legendary Franchise Hit the PlayStationVita System in June
Max Payne 3 DLC Details | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 1:36
Max Payne 3 Downloadable Content Will Rain down like confetti post-release.
Midnight Purple 3DS on May 20 | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 1:36
Just as lilacs and hyacinth bloom throughout the spring, so too a new color is blooming for the Nintendo 3DS system. Midnight Purple gives the hand-held a royal new look. The new color will launch May 20, the same day Mario Tennis Open becomes available. The Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS, offered at a suggested retail price of [...]
A Virtual KMS Driver For QEMU Comes, Again | Posted on: 03/05/2012 @ 0:24
A virtual Cirrus KMS driver has once again appeared for providing kernel mode-setting support for virtualized guests using QEMU...
Toshiba Dynadock U3.0 Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station Review | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 23:48
Introduction Today we're looking at a rather unique product. For many years notebook manufactures have offered docking stations for their notebook products that make it easier to move from the office or the road to your home office. These docking stations are generally model or series specific so when you bought or were issued a new notebook, you needed a new docking station. The premise ...
NVIDIA's 302 Linux Driver Finally Has RandR 1.2/1.3 | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 23:12
At long last, the NVIDIA binary Linux graphics driver properly implements support for versions 1.2 and 1.3 of RandR, the Resize and Rotate extension for the X.Org Server. This support comes with the newly-introduced 302.xx beta Linux graphics driver...
Slimming Desktops Down: Intel Reveals Next Unit of Computing | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 22:00
Intel has demonstrated a new form factor at PAX East and Intel's Platinum Summit. The form factor carries the name Next Unit of Computing, or simply NUC, and measures in at 4" x 4" (or 10cm x 10cm for metric people). For comparison, mini-ITX is 17cm x 17cm so in terms of area NUC is 65% smaller. Intel's demo unit was based on Sandy Bridge, although the exact SKU is unknown. Given the ...
Samsung Series 9 (2012; NP900X4B) | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 22:00
Ultrabooks are definitely not anything new. However, Samsung hopes to do better than the rest with their updated 2012 model of the Series 9 laptop, which comes in either 13.3- or 15-inch models. We reviewed the 15-inch one and were amazed by its thinness as well as its internal specs and performance.
Nexus Value 430 Power Supply Review | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 22:00
Let's test this entry-level power supply from the Dutch company, Nexus, with the manufacturer promising efficiency above 80% even though this unit doesn't have the 80 Plus certification.
Sony Debuts First Ultrabook VAIO T Series | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 22:00
Featuring ULV Intel processors, an abundance of connectivity and SSDs or SSD cache hard drives.
Spotify for iPad App Arrives | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 20:48
The news many Spotify users have been waiting for is finally here: the streaming music service has finally launched an iPad app. The Spotify for iPad app, which is now available in the App Store, lets users of Apple’s coveted tablet browse and play tracks from Spotify’s catalog of 17 million songs, Spotify announced on [...]
Thecus N7700PRO V2 and N8800PRO V2 Upgrade to 64-Bit | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 20:48
Thecus upgrades two NAS boxes from 32bit to 64bit systems to improve performance.
Samsung EHS70 Earphones with Mic Review | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 20:00
We take a look today at the next step up in the newly released Samsung in-ear headphone lineup - the Samsung EHS70 earphones with microphone. Marketed with the moniker "Massive Sound", the EHS70 is said to deliver more detailed high frequency reproduction along with a more modern, upscale design. We take a listen to find out whether the $79.99 EHS70 is a worthwhile in-ear headphone upgrade.
ROCCAT Kave 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 19:36
ROCCAT's website says "A Desert Eagle isn't worth its fancy name, if you don't know where to aim." Their Kave 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is designed to give gamers the ability to naturally locate their enemies while gaming. Find out how this gaming headset performs in our review as we put it to the test to see what it is all about!
The Most Awesome But Least-Advertised F17 Feature | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 19:36
Lennart Poettering, the Red Hat developer responsible for systemd, PulseAudio, and other open-source work, has shared what he calls the most awesome but least advertised feature of Fedora 17...
Inno3D Announces the iChill HerculeZ 3000 GTX 680 Graphics Card | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 19:36
Featuring a fully customisable cooler design where can modify the shroud position and fan angles.
Review: SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 18:36
Mit der Extreme SSD 120 GByte hat SanDisk eine auf dem SandForce SF-2281 Controller basierende Solid State Disk im Portfolio, die zu einem konkurrenzfähigen Preis erhältlich ist. Das Laufwerk bietet Unterstützung für SATA-III wobei sequentielle Durchsatzraten von mehr als 500 MByte/s möglich sein sollen. Auch betreffend der IOPS befinden sich die Herstellerangaben in astronomischen Höhen: ...
Toshiba Portege Z830: Lighter than air | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 18:36
Ultrabooks may still be in the takeoff phase, but one thing is for sure ? they?ll be getting more and more popular, and companies have the utmost belief in their market success at the end of the day. Simply enough, these devices, standardised to a certain point, present a fantastic ratio of performance, mass and general mobility. Unlike netbooks, which break a sweat as soon as you give them a ...
Gaj-it Guide To Cloud Storage | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 18:24
If you?ve been keeping tabs on the tech world over the last 12 months you?ll have likely come across a new piece of tech jargon: Cloud Storage. While it has nothing to do with those fluffy things in the sky, it … [visit site to read more] Gaj-it Guide To Cloud Storage is a post [...]Gaj-it Guide To Cloud Storage is a post from: UK Gadget and Tech News, Reviews and Shopping Site - Gaj-It.com
Nouveau NV10-NV20 Can Now Handle S3TC | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 18:24
While still not available by default, the Nouveau NV10/NV20 Mesa DRI driver can now handle S3TC texture compression support when available...
Maximal: A New Open-Source License... | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 18:24
Some user, after having communicated with Richard Stallman, decided to write a new open-source license. This new open-source license is quite simple and is being called Maximal...
Ubuntu 12.04 vs. Windows 7: Intel Sandy/Ivy Bridge Loses On Linux | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 18:24
Here's a comparison of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS versus Microsoft Windows 7 performance when it comes to using Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors with integrated graphics. While the Sandy Bridge graphics performance was once faster when it came to OpenGL with the open-source Linux driver, that's no longer the case. The Linux OpenGL performance for both Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge hardware is ...
Rosewill Capstone Modular 750 W Review | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 18:24
Today we will test the newest PSU offering from Rosewill, Newegg's house brand. The Capstone Modular 750W features Gold efficiency and promises a really interesting review since the OEM behind the new modular Capstone units is Super Flower.
Deal of the Day ? 20? MSI All In One Multitouch PC | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 14:00
Multitouch PC, AMD E-450 1.65GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium.
Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Chassis Review | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 13:00
Introduction It has been quite some time since I have seen a new mid-tower design from Cooler Master and to be honest, this may be the best mid-tower design of them all. Cooler Master dug back into their history of chassis designs, stuck with a top selling chassis series and rolled it all together into a package that shows they really stepped up their game with the release of this chassis. ...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Video Card Features Overview | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 12:34
BenchmarkReviews.com: It didn't take long for the engineers at NVIDIA to find the right combination of speed and power before they could successfully fit two 28nm GK104 Kepler GPUs onto the same printed circuit board. The GeForce GTX 690 is built for the ultra-performance hardware enthusiast and hard-core gamer wanting to play PC video games at their maximum graphics quality settings with the ...
Lenovo C325 All-in-One PC Review | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 11:48
Lenovo, who we all know for their popular ThinkPad and IdeaPad notebooks also has a complete line of All-in-One PC systems. Today we are taking a look at one from their Essential Series, the C325 All-in-One. This system features an AMD E450 processor, AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics, 4GB of RAM, 500GB of disk space, WiFi and much more. Did I mention all of this is inside of a 20-inch display? ...
BlackBerry 10 Teased Kicking Off BlackBerry World | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 11:36
As the lights came up on Thorston Heins opening remarks at BlackBerry World 2012, expectations were... well, low. There was always the possibility that we would hear of some huge shake-up that would drastically alter RIM's course; say, switching to a services model and opening their BlackBerry Enterprise Server offerings to the competition. Or, we could hear talk of the impressive results of the ...
Dell UltraSharp U2412M | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 10:24
Dell UltraSharp monitors have a reputation for offering solid color performance with a generous, business friendly feature set, and the UltraSharp U2412M lives up to that reputation. Based on In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, this reasonably priced 24-inch display delivers rich, wide-gamut colors and a spacious viewing range, and it boasts an impressive feature list, including a ...
Hands On With the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 10:24
BlackBerry World is in full swing, and RIM has just revealed the pièce de résistance. While the company isn't showing any BB10-based devices for consumer to buy, it is distributing developer units with some elements of the new QNX-based OS, which gives us a good taste of what we can expect to see running on the next crop of BlackBerry phones and tablets.
HIS 7950 IceQ Turbo | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 7:51
Today we're looking at another Radeon monster card: the HIS 7950 IceQ Turbo. We call it a monster, not just because of its size (it is substantial), nor because of its low temperatures (they are cool), but also because it does provide gamers some serious horsepower under the hood at a respectable price. Gotta love that.
Intel Releases 2.19 X.Org Driver To Fix Bugs | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 7:12
The xf86-video-intel 2.19.0 DDX driver was released this week to provide more stability fixes for UXA acceleration as well as provide support for the Intel Ivy Bridge GT2 server chip...
Microsoft: No Sexy Windows Apps, Please | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 6:48
Microsoft said Tuesday that it will more stringently enforce the “quality bar” of its Windows Apps Marketplace, including more rigorously enforcing prohibitions on provocative content. In a blog post, Todd Brix, senior director for Windows Marketplace at Microsoft, said the company was publicizing four changes to how it planned to handle Marketplace apps. The changes include: [...]
Report: Facebook IPO Set for May 18 | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 6:48
Facebook is planning to launch its “roadshow” this coming Monday, with an IPO set for May 18, according to a report. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night that Facebook is set to open its roadshow, or presentations made to potential Wall Street and other investors, this coming Monday. The roadshow will include chief operating officer Sheryl [...]
Xamarin Ports Google's Android To Mono C# | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 5:00
Xamarin, the Mono company, has ported Google's Android source-code to C# that can be used with Mono. Hello Mono-droid?..
The HTC One X for AT&T Review | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 4:24
For just over a week, I’ve been using two phones interchangeably. The first is the Lava Xolo X900 with Medfield inside, the second is the flagship of HTC’s new One series, the HTC One X on AT&T. It’s a device with lofty goals, as it’s the flagship of HTC’s new branding and strategic positioning behind a single line of devices, industrial design, and focus. The strategy mirrors that of ...
Asus Maximus V Gene (Z77) Motherboard Ivy Bridge Review | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 4:00
With the bar for Ivy Bridge now lifted, we take a look at how our Maximus V Gene performs with an i7-3770k at its disposal.
OpenBSD 5.1 Released | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 1:36
Six months after OpenBSD 5.0 was released, OpenBSD 5.1 is now available with a modest number of changes...
Razer Launches the Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition | Posted on: 02/05/2012 @ 1:36
Similar design to the original Razer Naga Hex but is now available alongside the original green edition for $79.99
Razer Naga Hex Gaming Mouse | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 23:43
The @CultOfRazer Naga Hex has just been reviewed at @Vortez. Sporting 6 mechanical thumb buttons, a 5600dpi sensor and 1GHz polling rate, this could be the perfect RPG or MOBO mouse for your League of Legends, DOTA2 or Diablo 3 exploits. Read what Richard made of the visually striking device here...
NEC PA271W - When Accuracy and Consistancy Matter | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 23:36
As long as I’ve been following, using, or writing about computers, NEC has been a leader in displays. From the early MultiSync monitors to their current line of LCDs, they have been focused more on pushing performance than on dropping price, which has kept many of us from owning one of their displays. Of course, there is a large swath of users that always want to have the best, and are willing ...
MSI R7870 Twin Frozr III OC | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 23:33
@Vortez takes a look at the higher end of the AMD 7800-series with the @MSITweets R7870 Twin Frozr III OC. Factory overclocked to 1.1GHz on the core and cooled by the awesome Twin Frozr solution, the card aims to be the gamers choice. The question is, just how does it perform and is it undermined by the relatively high pricing for all 28nm video cards? Rich is on the case.
Fedora 18 Is Codenamed The Spherical Cow | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 22:24
Going up against Ubuntu 12.10's Quantal Quetzal will be Fedora 18, which is being developed under the codename of Spherical Cow...
RIM Launches BlackBerry 10 | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 21:12
ORLANDO?RIM CEO Thorsten Heins today unveiled the long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system at its BlackBerry World conference. Thorsten Heins took the stage here to give his first keynote as CEO of Research in Motion. “It has been three months since I became the CEO of Research in Motion, and a lot has been said and [...]
Facebook Adds Organ Donor Option to User Accounts | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 21:12
Following up on a health feature teased just yesterday, Facebook today announced a new option that allows users to add their organ donor status to their accounts. Although the added feature might appear to represent a small addition to Facebook’s account options, the company clearly sees this as a major development and gave an exclusive [...]
Lancool PC-K65 Case Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 21:12
The Lancool PC-K65 is a mid-tower model with an aluminum front panel, steel body, eight expansion slots, and a nice price tag. Let's see if it is worthwhile buying this case.
Tizen 1.0 Larkspur SDK, Source Code Is Out | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 21:12
For those interested in Tizen, the latest Intel Linux distribution effort succeeding Moblin and MeeGo, version 1.0 "Larkspur" is now available with an SDK and the source-code is out for developers...
Core i7-3770K und Core i7-2600K Radeon HD 7970 Gaming-Performance-Differenz | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:01
In diesem Artikel nehmen wir uns der Gaming-Performance von Intels Sockel LGA 1155 Ivy Bridge und Sandy Bridge Prozessoren in Kombination mit einer Radeon HD 7970 von XFX an. So sind wir gespannt wie hoch die Leistungs-Unterschiede ausfallen, oder ob die 100 MHz mehr Kerntakt sowie die Architekturverbesserungen von Ivy Bridge gegenüber Sandy Bridge überhaupt einen Einfluss in aktuellen Spielen ...
Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:01
It's been a while since we have had a CPU cooler from Cooler Master on the test bench. Well, today we have the Cooler Master TPC 812 tower cooler. With the TPC 812 Cooler Master is pairing up Vertical Vapor Chambers with traditional heatpipes to improve performance. Join us as we see just how well the Cooler Master TPC 812 performs on our Intel LGA2011 test bench.
IDC: Intel Again Leads Semiconductor Market, More Growth Forecast for 2012 | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:01
Intel remained the industry leader in a global semiconductor market that grew 3.7 percent in 2011 and is projected to grow between 6 and 7 percent this year, IDC reported Monday. Worldwide semiconductor revenues reached $301 billion last year despite lingering economic uncertainty, the hard drive shortage resulting from floods in Thailand, Japan’s devastating tsunami [...]
Qt 5.0 Final Release Delayed To August | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:00
Lars Knoll took to the mailing list to announce a delay in releasing Qt 5.0 until mid-to-late August...
Making A Easy-To-Setup $50 Linux Multi-Seat Computer | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:00
While it's improved a lot recently, in the past setting up a multi-seat computer has been a pain in the ass with a lot of manual configurations needed and other peculiar steps to get the hardware/software combination working right. What if the process were a lot simpler? What if new seats could be added to a computer at a very low cost and the setup was effectively "out of the box" to the point ...
MSI announce HD 7870 Hawk | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:00
Featuring MSI exclusive technologies such as GPU reactor, Twin Frozr IV, Military Class III and Dust Removal fans.
ASUS Launches the ASUS ROG G75VW and G55VW Notebooks | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:00
Featuring Kepler and Ivy Bridge as well as 3D technology, gaming backlit keyboard and custom tuned speakers.
Acer Announces the B243PWL IPS Monitor | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:00
Featuring a 178 degree viewing angle, LED back lighting and a full 1080p resolution.
MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK 2 GB Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:00
MSI's HD 7870 HAWK is the company's mid-range equivalent of the Lightning Series. The card uses a Twin Frozr dual-fan cooler and features increased clock speeds of 1100 MHz GPU and 1200 MHz. It also includes triple voltage control via MSI Afterburner.
Intel Core i5-3570K CPU Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:00
Does the Intel Core i5-3570K offer Ivy Bridge overclocking for a reasonable price tag? We find out.
MemoRight FTM Plus Slim 7mm 240GB Solid State Drive Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 20:00
Introduction Ultrabooks are starting to show up and their ultra-thin design means in many cases your standard size SSD will not fit. For several years now traditional notebooks shipped with a 9.5mm z-height drive, what we all consider a standard notebook form factor. Many ultrabooks use a base that is around 9 millimeters high, so your 9.5mm drive isn't going to fit, no matter how big your ...
How To: Install the Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 10:48
The Frio OCK is one of Thermaltake's most popular CPU coolers. The CPU cooler features a dual-tower heatsink design with 6 copper heatpipes and a very large copper CPU block. It comes with a removable shroud that has 2 large 130mm cooling fans attached to it. The fans have a VR fan knob that allows you to adjust the fan speeds. The FRIO OCK is compatible with all Intel sockets up to 2011 and ...
Deal of the Day ? Intel Core i5 3570K Combo | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 6:24
690 II chassis filled with a 620w Antec Neo PSU, Core i5 3570k Ivy Bridge, Z77 motherboard, 8GB of corsair DDR3 ram and a 1TB hard drive for only £479.99
UK ISPs Ordered to Block 'The Pirate Bay' | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 5:37
vr-zone.com - The British High court has ordered UK ISPs Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media to block The Pirate Bay, self-proclaimed "galaxy's most resilient BitTorrent site" and "world's largest BitTorrent tracker".
Tim Cook Says Apple Will Not Combine iPad and MacBook - Mocks Windows 8 | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 5:37
vr-zone.com - According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple will not be combining the iPad and Macbook Air into a new product. Cook compares Microsoft's decision to run Windows 8 on multiple products to meshing a refrigerator and toaster.
Dell Unveils Ivy Bridge-Powered Alienware Gaming Laptops | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 5:36
Dell on Monday released three new high-performance Alienware gaming laptops powered by Intel’s third-generation Core processors, also known as Ivy Bridge. The new lineup includes 14-, 17.3-, and 18.4-inch notebooks featuring the latest mobile graphics from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices. Along with the introduction of the new Alienware M14x, M17x, and M18x laptops, Dell announced [...]
Verizon Adds 1-GB Prepaid Plan, Mobile Broadband Offer | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 5:36
Verizon Wireless said Monday that it will offer a new $80 prepaid plan, offering unlimited talk, texting, and 1GB of data. In addition, Verizon added a new prepaid data plan, centered around the Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi, which earned a PCMag Editors’ Choice award. Verizon recently launched an international roaming plan, to boot. The [...]
Cyber Attacks Jump 81 Percent, Target Mobile, Social Networks | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 5:36
The number of malicious cyber attacks jumped 81 percent in 2011, according to new data from Symantec, with the firm noting a huge leap in mobile breaches, particularly on the Android OS. Social networks, meanwhile, are the new frontier for cyber scammers as they move on from spam, which decreased by 20 percent last year. “The very [...]
Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Enclosure Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 5:36
Coolermaster has been busy pleasing gamers this past year with a plethora of products. This included the new Sirus True 5.1 Gaming Headset ($129.99), Related posts: Cooler Master HAF X Full-Tower Enclosure Review Cooler Master HAF932 Full Tower ATX Chassis Review Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Full-Tower Case Review Antec DF-85 Dark Fleet Series Full Tower ATX Enclosure Review Cooler Master Storm ...
Intel DZ77GA-70K Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 4:25
Intel launched the 7 series chipset in preparation for the upcoming Core processor. The new chipset ...
MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA1155 Motherboard Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 4:25
It's time for a new Intel chipset: the Z77 Express chipset replaces last year's Z68 chipset and its ...
MSI Z77-GD65 Tested | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 4:25
Review of the MSI Z77-GD65 motherboard. We can finally talk a little bit about what is coming next f...
ECS Z77H2-AX Preview | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 4:25
Preview of the ECS Z77H2-AX Golden motherboard. ECS of course will offer a good variety of Z77 produ...
Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H Vorschau | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 4:25
Getestet wurde das Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H Mainboard. Selbstverständlich bietet auch Gigabyte direkt ab d...
Intel DZ77GA-70K Motherboard Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 4:25
The Intel DZ77GA-70K is a high-end socket 1155 motherboard targeted to the forthcoming Ivy Bridge pr...
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 4:25
The first Z77 board we're testing comes from ASRock and is the Z77 Extreme6. It's the first of not o...
Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA1155 Preview | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 4:25
Preview of the Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA1155. With the launch of Intel's latest Z77 Express platform...
Asus Maximus V Gene Testbericht | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 4:25
Getestet wurde das ASUS Maximus V Gene - Anspruchsvolle Z77-Kost im Micro-ATX-Format. In Hinblick au...
Mach Xtreme Technology DS Fusion 60GB SATA3 SSD Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 3:55
Today, we have for review the Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 60GB SATA3 SSD. We already know the Sandforce SF-2281 controller inside of this MX-DS Fusion 60GB from some previously tested SSDs. Of course for our review we updated the MX-DS Fusion SSD to the most current firmware, then we tested it with some benchmark tools in AHCI and Legacy IDE mode at the SATA3 ...
ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 Intel LGA 1155 Motherboard Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 3:54
Today, the ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 Intel LGA1155 Sandy Bridge motherboard is tested at ocinside.de. A few months ago, we reviewed the ASRock Z68 Pro3 motherboard and its result was excellent, but ASRock was able to top it once again. The ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 is based on Intel's Z68 chipset and offers an inexpensive solution for current LGA1155 processors like e.g. the Intel Core i7-2600K, or the ...
ASRock 970 Extreme4 AMD Socket AM3+ Motherboard Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 3:53
Today we are looking at the new ASRock 970 Extreme4 motherboard. The AM3+ board is based on the AMD 970 chipset with SB950 southbridge and offers five PCI Express slots, up to four USB3.0 ports, five SATA3 ports, one eSATA3 port, one Gigabit LAN port and 7.1 sound over six analog sound connectors or digital sound over optical SPDIF and coaxial SPDIF output connectors. The current AMD 970 ...
Cooler Master Silencio 550 PC Case Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 3:52
A noiseless PC or at least a very silent PC is a dream for many users. For this reason Cooler Master developed the Silencio 550 Mid-Tower PC enclosure with sound adsorption, which has a polished front panel surface and offers an integrated SD-Card reader in addition to many more useful features. In our current review we test in detail the sound insulated Cooler Master Silencio ...
Cooler Master Elite 430 Black Case Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 3:51
After the recently tested computer case in the upper price segment, the inexpensive Cooler Master Elite 430 black Mid Tower PC enclosure is tested. Cooler Master integrated a transparent side window and a 120mm front blue LED fan, so the design looks great. Let us take a look at the other criteria in our current review of the Cooler Master Elite 430 ...
remote control PC in Linux with LIRC | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 3:49
Anyone who has dealt with the topic of a living-room PC or HTPC, will have already done some thinking about the media player software and operating system. It should load quickly, be easy to use and also be cheap or even free. Well, everything you create with a Linux based media player software such as MythTV on Ubuntu or Mythbuntu, Ubuntu in XBMC, VDR HTPC or similar programs are based on a ...
News Leak: Diablotek May Release 7? Android Tablet with $129 Retail Price | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 3:13
MSI Z77A-GD65 Ivy Bridge Motherboard Giveaway | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 3:12
Thanks to everyone who entered our last giveaway. We're waiting for eligibility confirmation from our four potential winners: bigbluerobo, nhilyna, Lord 666 and fiftysixtius. Respond to the email in your inbox to verify your eligibility and claim your prize! If you didn't win last time, don't worry - MSI came through with a Z77 motherboard of their own to give away to one lucky reader. ...
Another Video Demo From Last Week | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 2:00
Here's a preview of another Linux demo that happened last week out in Bellevue...
CodeWeavers Is Working On A New Web Browser | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 2:00
CodeWeavers, the company behind the popular Wine-based CrossOver software for running Windows-based games and office software on Linux and Mac OS X, is preparing to release some sort of new web browser...
Sportiiiis Heads Up Display for Athletes Review@ TestFreaks | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 0:48
Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-sportiiiis-heads-up-display-for-athletes/ (http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-sportiiiis-heads-up-display-for-athletes/) Quote: "Sportiiiis works in conjunction with ANT+ compatible devices to provide this data. The Sportiiiis attaches to any pair of glasses, sitting on the periphery of the users vision allowing full visualization of the ...
Ubuntu 12.10 Open For Development With GCC 4.7 | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 0:48
Development on Ubuntu 12.10, the Quantal Quetzal, is now officially underway...
ASUS to release value P8Z77-V Series 1155 motherboards | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 0:48
ASUS is working on two new value P8Z77-V series socket LGA1155 motherboards based on the Intel Z77 Express chipset.
Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream 2 GB Review | Posted on: 01/05/2012 @ 0:48
Palit's GeForce GTX 680 JetStream offers several enhancements compared the NVIDIA reference design, like a quiet triple fan cooler, overclock out of the box and reduced power consumption. The best improvement is certainly that it comes at no price increase compared to the reference design.