Online News August 24, 2011

  • [Anandtech.com] App Store Installer for Lion Updated to 10.7.1

    The App Store installer for OS X 10.7 Lion was updated to version 10.7.1 today, confirming that Apple will be keeping the installer up to date as new point releases for Lion are rolled out.

    This is minor news, so we won’t dwell on it for long: it’s mostly interesting because it shows Apple…

  • [Anandtech.com] JEDEC Reveals Key Aspects of DDR4

    DDR3 made its debut in mid-2007 when Intel released P35 chipset with support for DDR3. Today nearly all desktop, mobile and server platforms support DDR3. iSuppli (http://www.euroasiasemiconductor.com/images/uploads/percentage_dram.jpg) estimates that DDR3 will account for roughly 90% of DRAM sales…
  • [Anandtech.com] Penny Arcade Team to Debut "Pandora for games" App at PAX

    The webcomic mavens over at Penny Arcade are teaming up with EEDAR, a games industry consultancy created by former game designer Geoff Zatkin, to create the Decide-o-tron app (http://decideotron.com/) for iPhone and iPad.

    “The Decide-O-Tron is essentially Pandora for games,” wrote…

  • [Techreport.com] Fractal Design’s Define R3 mid-tower chassis

    When we reviewed the NZXT H2 back in June (http://techreport.com/articles.x/21050), the comment box was flooded with remarks about its doppelganger, the Fractal Design Define R3. Well, comment, and ye shall receive, for today we have a refreshed version of the Define R3 on the test bench.

    While…

  • [Hothardware.com] Deus Ex: Human Revolution: A Sequel We Always Wanted

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/DXThumb.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Deus-Ex-Human-Revolution-Is-The-Sequel-We-Always-Wanted-/) Eleven years ago, now-defunct developer Ion Storm released Deus Ex and made video game history. The original title cast players in the role of JC Denton, a…
  • [Bigbruin.com] Cooler Master Notepal U Stand Laptop Cooler

    Image: http://bigbruin.com/images/articles/782/icon.jpg (http://bigbruin.com/content/ustand_1)The Cooler Master Notepal U Stand certainly does what it is designed to do – keep mobile computing devices cool and provide an ergonomic working environment while all wrapped up in a clean and functional…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Corsair Announces DDR3 Memory Upgrades for Apple Computers

    Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced worldwide retail availability of 4GB DDR3 memory for Apple Mac desktop and laptop PCs.

    Corsair’s Mac memory kits are tested at Apple Developer Compatibility Labs and are…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) New Crucial 8GB Memory Modules Optimize Desktop and Laptop Performance

    Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced Crucial 8GB DDR3-1333 MHz UDIMM (desktop) and SODIMM (laptop) memory modules to fully support the latest 2nd generation Intel Core i7 and i5 processors. Users demand more from their computers than ever before,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Intel SSD 320 Series 8 MB Bug Firmware Fix Ineffective?

    Last week, Intel released a firmware update (0362) for its SSD 320 Series products that it claimed would address the “8 MB bug”, which results in a data loss with the drive not being able to see more than 8 MB of the installed NAND flash memory. After application of the firmware update, some…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) ZOTAC Announces GeForce GTS 450 ECO Edition Graphics Card

    ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today debuts the new GeForce GTS 450 ECO Edition with enhanced energy-efficiency. The new ZOTAC GeForce GTS 450 ECO Edition delivers best-in-class energy efficiency…
  • [Legitreviews.com] AMD A8-3850 APU Overclocking w/ 7 Processors

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1687/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1687/1/) When AMD released the ‘Lynx’ desktop platform back in June 2011, our motherboard reviewer ran into some bad luck when overclocking the processor. When you get a new platform setup for the…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) NZXT Announces the Sentry Mix 6-Channel Fan Controller

    NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce Sentry Mix. This high performance 6 fan controller features an intuitive slide design and a power output of 50W that will satisfy the cooling needs of enthusiasts. Sentry Mix also provides aesthetic enhancements…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Samsung Rumored to be After HP’s PC Division

    HP surprised many last week, when it announced its move to spin off its PC products division, which sells all HP-branded PC products. That sparked off speculation about which company will acquire it. There are feelers in the industry, particularly in Taiwan, which houses several OEMs, that Samsung…
  • [Techpowerup.com] LG Announces 3D-Capable XNote A530 Performance Notebook

    LG announced its first 3D-capable notebook, the XNote A530. Two of its biggest selling points are the 15-inch LED backlit display that’s capable of 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, and stereoscopic 3D webcam, that uses two individual cameras to build a stereo 3D video stream, backed by LG’s software….
  • [Techpowerup.com] Silicon Power Intros Marvel M01 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Silicon Power unveiled its Marvel M01 USB flash drive, which makes use of the new USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface. Measuring 60.6 x 18.0 x 8.1 mm, the drive weighs about 10 g, which makes it fairly compact by USB 3.0 flash drive standards. The drive has a brushed-aluminum outer body, and polycarbonate…

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