Online News October 2, 2011

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Amazon Joining List of webOS Suitors?

    Hewlett Packard’s now orphaned webOS has had a number of reported suitors, some of which are legitimately interested, and others just the conjectures of whomever the reporting publication has picked as their “source” of the week. Considering that HP is close to being in dire financial straights,…
  • [Techreport.com] Amazon tipped to buy remnants of Palm from HP

    HP is clearly overcome (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/21496) with buyer’s remorse over its acquisition of Palm, and the future of the former mobile company and its webOS software hangs in the balance. Who will rescue it? Believe it or not, VentureBeat claims that Amazon is already in…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*

    1. AMD: Ultrabooks will have hard times (http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mobile/display/20110930153658_AMD_Ultrabooks_Will_Have_Hard_Times_Competing_Against_Apple_MacBook_Air.html) competing against Apple MacBook Air
    2. DigiTimes: hp to not finalize…

  • [Techreport.com] Battlefield 3’s social networking features explained

    PC gamers will recognize Battlefield 3’s Battlelog as the browser-based service you have to load before you can play the game. As this trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fbQwi4onGk) explains, there’s more to Battlelog than a server browser and front end. Battlelog expands on the franchise’s…
  • [Anandtech.com] ASUS F1A75-I Deluxe Review â?? Llano and Mini-ITX

    In a world where space is at a premium, the smaller motherboards get, and yet still retain full functionality, never ceases to amaze me. With desktop Llano processors taking the integrated graphics crown, an all-in-one mini Llano system becomes ever more appealing. To support this, ASUS have sent…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: 8GB of fast RAM for $48, new games under $40

    You’ve probably gotten the memo about RAM becoming dirt-cheap in recent months, but reminders like this one are always nice to see. Right now, Amazon has an 8GB kit of Kingston DDR3-16000 memory on sale for just $47.99 with free shipping…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] TechBytes Column: IBM and the New Tech Titans

    International Business Machines (IBM) has eclipsed Microsoft Corporation as the world’s second most valuable technology company. The empire of Apple Inc. still reigns supreme, with its $362 billion market cap and $380 share price. While proverb after proverb says that all empires will fall,…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday night topic: Education versus career

    So here is, I think, an interesting question. What did you do for your education, and what do you now do (if you’re finished with the education part) for a career? Are the two related? If not, what skills and tools, if any, do you bring to your work from your education?

    I ask as a guy with…

  • [Techpowerup.com] PC Exclusive Game: Gotham City Impostors Beta Begins October 5

    The 1UP article is short and sweet, so I’ll quote it in full, after the jump. Essentially, Steam activation codes have gone out to invited beta testers. This is a private beta, so testers cannot discuss their experiences with the public unfortunately and it all goes live on October 5. Specs seem…
  • [Techpowerup.com] New Portal 2 DLC Imminent – and It’s Free!

    It took somewhat longer than expected, after having been promised for the summer and then a couple more times, but now this fresh new DLC called Portal 2: Peer Review will be released to eagerly waiting Portal 2 fans on October 4 on PC (Steam), PS3 & Xbox 360 platforms. This is a hard date, so…
  • [Bit-tech.net] GT Omega Racing Simulator Pro Review

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2011/10/gt-omega-racing-simulator-pro-review/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/peripherals/2011/10/01/gt-omega-racing-simulator-pro-review/1)We find out if this racing chair can improve your racing experience.Image:…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Apple Emerges Victorious Against Plucky Psystar, But Have They Really Triumphed?

    In a court ruling on Wednesday 28th September 2011, Apple’s assertion that any kind of ‘Hackintosh’ was, is and always will be, illegal, was conclusively affirmed. This will bring great dismay to Psystar customers, potential purchasers of other “alternative Macs” and the many PC enthusiasts who…
  • [Anandtech.com] Canonical Releases Windows Client for Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4906/Screen Shot 2011-09-30 at 2.34.26 PM_575px.png (http://i4memory.com/show/4906/canonical-releases-windows-client-for-ubuntu-one-cloud-storage-service)

    Ubuntu One, the cloud storage service available for Ubuntu versions 9.04 and higher, now has an…

  • [Anandtech.com] The Intel SSD 710 (200GB) Review

    When Intel entered the SSD market one of its declared goals was to bring the technology into the mainstream. The goal was so important to Intel that its consumer drive was branded X25-M, with the M standing for mainstream. Intel’s desire for SSD ubiquity wasn’t entirely altruistic however….
  • [Anandtech.com] Game Review: The Binding of Isaac

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4904/The-Binding-of-Isaac.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/4904/game-review-the-binding-of-isaac)

    There is some special alchemy at the heart of The Binding of Isaac. Developer Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy) has combined biblical monsters, scatological…

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