Online News September 29, 2011

  • [Techpowerup.com] Electronic Arts’ Massive 2012 $1.6m Battlefield 3 Tournament: Consoles Yes, PC No

    While PC gamers are getting understandably excited about one of the year’s biggest releases, which is guaranteed to have standards-setting graphics at least, there’s a kick in the teeth waiting just around the corner. EA and Virgin Gaming have teamed up to launch a massive BF3 contest with $1.6m in…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Sapphire Intros Pure Platinum A75P Motherboard

    Sapphire announced its second motherboard based on the AMD A75 chipset, the Pure Platinum A75P. This is the slightly more cost-effective A75-based socket FM1 motherboard by Sapphire compared to the Pure Platinum A75. It uses a more compact PCB, does away with features such as mSATA, features just…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Kingston Digital Introduces New Ultra-Secure DataTraveler 6000 USB Flash Drive

    Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the DataTraveler 6000 (DT6000) USB Flash drive, which protects sensitive data with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Amazon Unveils Tablet

    Earlier today at a press conference, Amazon unveiled their much-hyped tablet the “Kindle Fire”. The online retailer has been incredibly tight lipped about the device refusing to divulge even the minutest details. When grilled about the device by the press, CEO Jeff Bezos gave a “cannot confirm, or…
  • [Anandtech.com] Intel Engineer Ports QuickSync Video Decoding to FFDShow

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4895/videodecode1_575px.jpeg (http://i4memory.com/show/4895/intel-engineer-ports-quicksync-video-decoding-to-ffdshow)

    An Intel engineer by the name of Eric Gur started an AVSForum thread indicating he had begun work on enabling Quick Sync support in…

  • [Anandtech.com] Amazon Kindle Fire: A $199 Kindle Tablet

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4890/Kindle Family 4_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/4890/amazon-kindle-fire-a-199-kindle-tablet)

    In a move that has been anticipated for sometime, Amazon has introduced their own branded Android tablet, the Kindle Fire. Though based on Android, you…

  • [Anandtech.com] AMD Confirms 32nm Yield Issues at Global Foundries

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4894/bulldozerthreads.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/4894/amd-confirms-32nm-yield-issues-at-global-foundries)

    AMD just announced revised revenue projections for Q3. Revenue is up compared to Q2 by 4 – 6%, but AMD had originally expected an increase of…

  • [Anandtech.com] Microsoft Details SkyDrive Integration for Third-Party Developers

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4892/skydrive-logo.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/4892/microsoft-details-skydrive-integration-for-thirdparty-developers)

    Microsoft’s Mike Torres digs into some code today on the Building Windows 8 blog, showing third-party developers how to integrate…

  • [Anandtech.com] Rick Bergman Resurfaces…as the CEO of Synaptics

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4896/9052.jpeg (http://i4memory.com/show/4896/rick-bergman-resurfacesas-the-ceo-of-synaptics)

    Last week I regrettably posted (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4859/products-group-gm-rick-bergman-leaves-amd) that AMD’s Products Group GP, Rick Bergman, had…

  • [Anandtech.com] L.A. Noire Coming to PCs This November

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4893/LA_Noire_screen_01_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/4893/la-noire-coming-to-pcs-this-november)

    L.A. Noire, Rockstar’s gritty 1940s crime drama adventure from developer Team Bondi, is headed to PCs next month. It will release in North…

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] GIGABYTE Launches LAN Optimizer Utility

    GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the launch of LAN Optimizer, a free software application that offers user-friendly, intelligent network management. Prioritizing network-sensitive applications such as streaming media content,…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Greenliant Now Shipping SATA NANDrive, Increasing Adoption of Embedded SSDs

    Greenliant Systems, a leader in energy-efficient, highly secure and reliable solid state storage products, has started volume production of its SATA interface NANDrive solid state drives (SSDs). The GLS85LS product family has the same pin-out across all capacities—2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB and…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Prolimatech Announces Panther CPU Cooler

    Prolimatech presents the Panther, their newest CPU cooler aimed to take the mid-range by storm, while featuring the same excellent quality as all products from Prolimatech. Besides the mounting for all modern AMD and Intel based systems, the Panther CPU cooler also includes a 120 mm fan with PWM…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Releases September 2011 Catalysts

    Here’s the latest Radeon Catalyst driver suite for all you Radeon graphics card fans! It has one major new feature:Enables AMD HD 3D technology support on DisplayPort panels, such as the Samsung 750 and 950 series 3D displays
    which sounds very cool and is begging to be reviewed and benchmarked,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Greenliant Now Shipping SATA NANDrive, Increasing Adoption of Embedded SSDs

    Greenliant Systems, a leader in energy-efficient, highly secure and reliable solid state storage products, has started volume production of its SATA interface NANDrive solid state drives (SSDs). The GLS85LS product family has the same pin-out across all capacities-2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB and…

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