Online News August 28, 2011

  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Deus Ex: HR for $35, plus dirt-cheap SSDs and RAM

    I sang the praises (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/21541) of Eidos Montreal’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution this morning, and as luck would have it, the game came up in my deal hunt this afternoon. Three days after the title’s release, Amazon already has it on sale for a tantalizing $34.99…
  • [Techreport.com] Razer intros ultra-slim gaming notebook

    Peripheral maker Razer has long catered to gamers, and its latest creation stays true to those roots while entering an entirely new market: notebooks. The company has unveiled (http://press.razerzone.com/press/detail/press-releases/razer-unveils-the-worlds-first-true-gaming-laptop) the Blade, a…
  • [Techreport.com] So long, sort of, and thanks for all the tech

    Steve Jobs retired on Wednesday. Kind of. Well, not really. He stepped down as CEO of Apple but remains as Chairman of the Board and official Ghost of Apple Past, Present, and Probably Future. That is not a comment about the state of his health, but an opinion about his state of influence over the…
  • [Techreport.com] Banana Lover’s Day Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*

    1. Forbes reports Facebook shutting down (http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2011/08/26/facebook-shutting-down-deals-service/) deal service
    2. VR-Zone’s exclusive (http://vr-zone.com/articles/exclusive-first-intel-cedar-trail-benchmarks/13413.html): First Intel Cedar…

  • [Techreport.com] StarCraft: Coming to a sports bar near you

    Unless they’re sitting next to me on the couch, I’ve never been all that interested in watching other people play video games. But some folks are, and they’re apparently flocking to pubs and bars that have taken to showing StarCraft II matches. The Wall Street Journal, of all publications, has an…
  • [Expreview.com] Sprinkle For Tegra-powered Android Devices Arrives

    With the launch of TegraZone.com,NVIDIA unleashes their new Android game Sprinkle,which is exclusive to Tegra-powered Android super phones and tablets sporting dual-core processors. Sprinkle is available for Tegra-powered Android devices today on Tegra Zone,and it takes advantage of Tegra’s…
  • [Bit-tech.net] Asus Vulcan ANC Review

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2011/08/asus-vulcan-anc-review/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/peripherals/2011/08/27/asus-vulcan-anc-review/1)Asus has dropped its latest ROG-branded product on our desk and it isn’t a motherboardImage:…
  • [Expreview.com] Gigabyte Unveils Disk Mode Switch For Its Z68/P67/H67/H61 Mobos

    Gigabyte recently releases the disk management software——Disk Mode Switch for its mobo lineup. Disk Mode Switch supports Gigabyre Z68/P67/H67/H61 series motherboards,but is can be only compatible with Windows Vista 32bit,Windows Vista 64bit,Windows 7 32bit and Windows 7 64bit. As a matter of…
  • [Expreview.com] Razer Debuts Blade Gaming Laptop With Switchblade UI

    Earlier Razer has unleashed its PCGAMINGISNOTDEAD.COM with the announcement of “PC gaming is not dead”.While now the company delivers its 17.3-inch gaming laptop——Razer Blade. The gaming laptop features aluminum appearance,a 17.3-inch LED display getting resolution of 1920*1080,with thinness of…
  • [Expreview.com] Crucial M4 0009 Firmware Update Releases

    Micron lately officially releases the 0009 Firmware update for its 2.5-inch Crucial M4 SSDs,improving product reliability. The new firmware version number is 0009,it especially Increase in PCMark Vantage benchmark score,resulting in improved user experience in most operating systems. The change log…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Scythe Displaying New Products at IFA 2011 in Berlin

    Japanese cooling expert Scythe is releasing new information and details about upcoming products exhibited at IFA 2011 in Berlin. Attendees of the consumer electronics fair IFA 2011 (Berlin, Germany) are able to checkout brand new products from Scythe. Located in the Home Entertainment hall 3.2 at…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Avexir DDR3 Memory Products Start Shipping

    Avexir may be an unknown brand in these areas of the world, but is already present in the market since 2006. The products of the memory specialist are available immediately at Caseking. The assortment currently consists of four series – the “Green”, “Budget”, “Standard” and “Blitz” which range from…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Razer Unveils The World’s First True Gaming Laptop

    The PC industry today has never looked bleaker. The world’s largest PC-maker Hewlett-Packard just announced their intention to explore the separation of its PC business. With PC manufacturers increasingly abandoning design and technology in lieu of outsourcing and cost-cutting, the PC industry has…
  • [Anandtech.com] GameStop Apologizes for Deus Ex Controversy, Offers $50 Gift Cards

    GameStop is attempting to make up for the Deus Ex: Human Revolution debacle (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4679/gamestop-opening-boxed-copies-of-deus-ex-removing-free-game-coupons) by offering a $50 gift card and a “Buy 2 Get 1 Free Pre-owned Purchase” to those who bought boxed copies…
  • [Anandtech.com] Razer Announces Blade Gaming Laptop

    Razer, a gaming-centric company known primarily for its mice and keyboards, today announced that they would be introducing a gaming laptop, the Blade, in Q4 2011.

    The $2799.99 laptop is impressive not just for its specs (which include a 2.8GHz Core i7 2640M, an Optimus-equipped GeForce GT…

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