Online News August 21, 2011

  • [Anandtech.com] HP TouchPad Reduced to $99 and $149 (16GB & 32GB)

    If you haven’t heard by now, HP is significantly reducing the price of the WiFi TouchPad in order to clear all inventories of the tablet. The 16GB WiFi TouchPad will sell for $99, while the 32GB version will be reduced to $149.

    The price reduction is supposed to go into effect tomorrow,…

  • [VR-Zone.com] Intel Atom graphics troubles are DirectX related

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/13333/intel_atom.png

    If you remember, yesterday we wrote about Intel delaying its Cedar Trail Atom processors to November, well Intel got in touch with us saying that it had only officially said it would launch Cedar Trail in the second…

  • [Legitreviews.com] ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1684/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1684/1/)Companies like ASUS have a their own design engineers and every so often the management will let them run free. When that happens you end up with a ridiculous product that pushes the…
  • [Anandtech.com] Google Bolsters Music Beta With New Magnifier Blog

    Google Music Beta, the search giant’s music streaming service, launched earlier this summer to tepid reviews (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/11/google-music-beta-review-roundup_n_860559.html#s277407&title=Darren_Murph_Engadget) before drifting into the background after the…
  • [Anandtech.com] It’s Not Qualcomm’s Fault: Dispelling TouchPad Myths

    There’s a whole lot of misinformation on the web right now about reasons why HP had troubles with the TouchPad and eventually had to abandon the entire webOS hardware division (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4653/hp-to-discontinue-webos-hardware-discussing-the-future-of-webos). We’d moved on…
  • [Techpowerup.com] HP Kills TouchPad, Could Spin Off PC Business

    PC major HP announced its decision to scrap TouchPad, the company’s flagship tablet device. But in a move that could rattle the OEM industry, there are feelers that HP might spin off its PC business. This is similar to what IBM did with its PC division, resulting in the subsequent creation of…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AIDA64 1.85 Released

    FinalWire, the company behind AIDA64, and the people behind its predecessor Everest, announced the latest version of the popular system diagnostic and benchmarking suite, AIDA64 1.85. Apart from the usual load of security and stability fixes, AIDA64 1.85 packs a number of new features, including…
  • [Techreport.com] Keep your G6; I’m in it for the P6

    Honestly, I tried to fight the urge to reminisce today, but August 18th marks the day the youngest member of the Pentium Pro family turns 14 years old. Resistance is futile. The Pentium Pro 200/1M was the swan song for the original, MMX-less P6 core. The chip valiantly forged ahead, even as its…
  • [Bit-tech.net] MSI A75MA-G55 Review

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2011/08/msi-a75ma-g55-review/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2011/08/19/msi-a75ma-g55-review/1)Is the A75MA a good home for a FM1 processor or are you better off looking elsewhere?Image:…
  • [Techreport.com] New IBM chips use silicon to mimic human brain

    Usually, we celebrate when new processors raise the bar with faster clock speeds and higher benchmark scores. IBM’s latest prototypes are far from high-performance designs, but they’re nonetheless worthy of note because of a unique architecture patterned after the human brain. That’s a rather big…
  • [Expreview.com] Corsair Reveals 90GB Force Series 3 And Force Series GT SSDs

    Corsair now releases two 90GB SSDs,which belong to Force Series 3 and Force Series GT lineup,respectively. The two SSDs feature 2.5-inch form factor,SandForce SF-2200 main controller,MLC NAND Flash memory chips.The 90GB Force Series 3 SSD delivers read/write speed of 550MB/s and 500MB/s.While the…
  • [Expreview.com] HP TouchPad 64GB Arrives In Europe With Dual-core 1.5GHz Processor

    Lately the 64GB version of the TouchPad tablet appeared in HP’s French website,the same with the 4G TouchPad,the newly tablet features 1.5GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor. The 64GB TouchPad has a white cover,a 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen,a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060,64GB…
  • [Techreport.com] Bloomberg: HP set to spin off PC division

    Bloomberg is reporting (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-18/hp-said-to-be-near-10-billion-autonomy-takeover-spinoff-of-pc-business.html) that HP intends to spin off its PC division. This, according to “people with direct knowledge of the matter,” comes as HP negotiates to buy UK software…
  • [Overclock3D.net] Crucial M4 128GB SSD Review

    Hot on the heels of the successful C300, Crucial have released the M4, a 6Gbp/s speedster.

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/storage/crucial_m4_128gb_ssd_review/1)

  • [Techreport.com] HP confirms: looking to ditch PC division, nix WebOS devices

    Well, that story went from rumor to confirmed in record time. Not long after Bloomberg reported it (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/21495), HP has officially confirmed (http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/110818b.html?mtxs=rss-corp-news) that it intends explore some sort of spin-off…

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