Online News October 3, 2011

  • [Techreport.com] Sunday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. NetMarketShare reports Mac market share gets back-to-school bump (http://www.netmarketshare.com/2011/10/01/Mac-Share-Gets-Back-to-School-Bump)
    2. Engadget: Asus Eee PC 1025 treads a Cedar Trail through the FCC…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Windows 7 Slowly But Surely Nudges out Windows XP From the Top Spot

    Microsoft’s first attempt at replacing XP with Vista failed miserably, since Vista had many initial issues and was so poorly received, that the brand was irrevocably tarnished. However, Microsoft’s second attempt with Windows 7 has been very successful, since it has always worked very well, even…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Corsair H100 Water Cooler Review

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/13674/DSC_0454.JPG

    Even though computer water cooling started off about fifteen years ago, it was not until a couple of years ago when companies first released closed loop, ready to run liquid based coolers for PC components. One of…

  • [Techpowerup.com] Guru3D Has MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 8 Up For Grabs

    Today we release an updated Beta revision of Afterburner, this application successfully secured the leading position on graphics card utilities. We’re happy to see MSI Afterburner is leading the overclock applications. MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 8 is ready.
    There’s quite an extensive change list…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Those Pesky Battlefield 3 Bugs Are Getting Quashed

    Here’s some good news for all those beta testers that have been unhappy at the level of bugs in upcoming game, Battlefield 3. Electronic Arts have now released a slew of updates, which should relieve the worst of the problems. The odd crash and framerate stability fixes are just some of the…
  • [Bit-tech.net] Roccat Kova+ Review

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2011/10/roccat-kova-review/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/10/02/roccat-kova-review/1)Can the refresh of the ambidextrous Kova provide pointer nirvana for righties and lefties?Image:…
  • [Techpowerup.com] In Development: Full-On, High Performance 3D Gaming Right In Your Web Browser

    Mozilla are developing a full-on 3D game engine for their Firefox browser. It looks like having a viable high performance game engine built right into the browser could allow first person shooter type games to reach a much wider audience and possibly even raise the bar for integrated graphics -…
  • [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] 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…
  • [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] 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…
  • [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…

  • [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] 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…

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