Online News October 20, 2011

  • [Anandtech.com] Samsung Focus S & Flash: Official Images, 1.4GHz Mango Devices Shipping This Fall

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4994/Untitled-1_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/4994/samsung-focus-s-flash-official-images-14ghz-mango-devices-shipping-this-fall)

    The one area Microsoft hasn’t touched while upgrading Windows Phone has been the SoC requirements. The platform…

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] GIGABYTE Offers Sneak Peak of X79 G1.Assassin 2 Motherboard

    Gigabyte has given its fans a sneak peak at its upcoming X79 G1. Assassin 2 Motherboard. At this time, it appears the specifications closely mirror the present Assassin board (Killer NIC, high end integrated sound card, plenty of PCI-E slots, etc) but the Assassin 2 is based around Intel’s upcoming…
  • [Anandtech.com] Asus Teases The Transformer Prime; Kal-El Tablet Due Nov. 9th

    With the rapid pace of the tablet market showing no signs of slowing, Asus CEO Jonney Shih pulled out the Transformer successor, apparently called the Transformer Prime, while on stage at the AsiaD Conference in Hong Kong today. The 8.3 mm thin tablet will be formally announced on November 9th,…
  • [Techreport.com] SSD scaling outside the sweet spot

    Ever since I started reviewing PC components here at TR, my relationship with hardware has become increasingly promiscuous. The Ikea shelving unit that serves as my test rack plays host to a endless stream of new systems—at least one every week, and when I’m really on my game, several in one…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Google Introduces ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’

    A day after RIM introduced their new ‘BBX’ operating system to only mild enthusiasm, Google unveiled their new ‘Ice Cream Sandwhich’ Android operating system at a joint event with Samsung in Hong Kong. The latest Android OS promises dozens of new features in addition to enhanced security measures…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24” IPS Monitor Review

    By offering a reasonably large, high quality 16:10 IPS panel at a price point which is infinitely more palatable than the U27 or U30 series, the U24s have always been considered a great value. The all new U2412M, hopes to continue this enviable tradition by offering exactly what first time…
  • [Anandtech.com] The 2012 IGF Pirate Kart: Over 300 Free Games from 100 Indie Devs

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4992/pirate_575px.png (http://i4memory.com/show/4992/the-2012-igf-pirate-kart-over-300-free-games-from-100-indie-devs)

    Submissions are in for the 2012 Independent Games Festival, and one entry in particular already stands out: the 2012 IGF Pirate Kart….

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Noctua Announces Free Upgrade for LGA2011

    Noctua today announced its new NM-I2011 mounting kit for LGA2011. Continuing Noctua’s tradition of supplying its customers with SecuFirm2 mountings free of charge, the NM-I2011 kit allows Noctua users to upgrade to Intel’s upcoming LGA2011 socket for Core i7-3000 (Sandy Bridge-E) processors. The…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Battlefield 3 To Ship With Release Day Patch

    On the same day that Battlefield 3 is released, October 25th, a patch fixing bugs and making general improvements will be made available. While this may seem an odd thing to do, it’s being done, because the developer DICE are perfectionists and want to released the best possible product. This means…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) OCZ Technology Unveils the Modular ZT Power Supply Series

    OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power management solutions for computing devices and systems, today unveiled the ZT Power Supply Series which offers consumers performance and stability for gaming systems and desktops. Providing high…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) PowerColor Introduces a New Multimedia Streaming Solution – SlingIt

    PowerColor today introduces all-new multimedia solution, SlingIt, which is designed to help centralize and distribute entertainment to various devices inside your home. SlingIt creates a gateway to wireless entertainment by offering a pair of devices that builds a bridge among multiple rooms.
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) AMD Appoints Mark Papermaster as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

    AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Mark Papermaster, 50, has joined as the company’s senior vice president and chief technology officer. He will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Rory Read and will oversee all of AMD’s engineering, research and development (R&D), and product…
  • [Guru3d.com] CM Storm Trooper review

    Cooler Master has unleashed its CM Storm Trooper Case. The chassis as you noted is branded under the CM Storm series. The case features an all black and bulky design with a cool front panel. The Trooper comes with a nice nine expansion slots providing support for multi-GPUs in SLI or Crossfire. in…
  • [Hothardware.com] Z68 Roundup: ASUS, EVGA, ASRock, GB, MSI, ZOTAC

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/Z68-THUMBNAIL.png (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Z68-Motherboard-Roundup-ASRock-ASUS-EVGA-Gigabyte-MSI-ZOTAC/)Until Intel’s next-gen, high-end Sandy Bridge-E and its companion X79 chipset, launch sometime this quarter, Sandy Bridge, Intel’s second…
  • [Anandtech.com] HTC Updates the Evo 4G; Calls It The Evo Design 4G

    In lots of ways the original Evo 4G broke a lot of ground. It was amongst the first phones in the 1 GHz club. It was the first 4G Android phone. It was one of the first to feature a front facing camera. It was one of the first to feature an HDMI out. And for a while it stood as King Of The Hill on…

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