Online News November 10, 2011

  • [Techreport.com] Adobe to discontinue mobile Flash Player

    Apple got no shortage of criticism for not allowing Flash in the iOS version of Safari, but its stubbornness has*paid off. On Adobe’s developer blog this morning, the software firm announced that it’s calling it quits (http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/category/developers) and plans to retire…
  • [Anandtech.com] Intel Haswell Info: Single Chip for Ultrabooks, GT3 GPU for Mobile, LGA-1150 for Desktop

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5078/184629v689919ice34j9c3_575px.jpeg (http://i4memory.com/show/5078/intel-haswell-info-single-chip-for-ultrabooks-gt3-gpu-for-mobile-lga1150-for-desktop)

    VR-Zone (http://vr-zone.com/articles/detailed-intel-haswell-specs-revealed/13908-1.html) spotted…

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] OCZ Technology Unveils the PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 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 Silencer Mk III Power Supply Series from PC Power & Cooling. Offering industrial-grade performance and stability for…
  • [Anandtech.com] AMD’s Project Win: A Misunderstanding

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5079/dfafda.png (http://i4memory.com/show/5079/amds-project-win-a-misunderstanding)

    Last week AMD announced layoffs (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5050/amd-implements-cost-cutting-workforce-reduction-carrell-killebrew-is-out) that impacted 10% of its…

  • [Techreport.com] Poll: Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3?

    Modern Warfare 3 looks like it’s going to set all kinds of records for the biggest entertainment launch in history. It’s not the only big-name military shooter out this season, though. Battlefield 3 was released a couple of weeks ago, and fanboys from both camps seem eager to espouse the merits…
  • [Anandtech.com] ARM’s Mali-T658 GPU in 2013, Up to 10x Faster than Mali-400

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5077/Screen Shot 2011-11-09 at 2.07.14 PM_575px.png (http://i4memory.com/show/5077/arms-malit658-gpu-in-2013-up-to-10x-faster-than-mali400)

    ARM’s licensed CPU cores dominate the mobile space. This year the core of choice for high-end smartphones and…

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Noctua Introduces NF-F12 Focused Flow Fan

    Noctua today introduced the new NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow™ fan. Teaming up eleven stator guide vanes with a specially conceived seven blade impeller, the NF-F12’s Focused Flow™ system creates outstanding static pressure and focuses the airflow for superior performance on heatsinks and radiators. At…
  • [Anandtech.com] Understanding Intel’s Android 4.0 x86 Optimizations

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5080/39209_575px.jpeg (http://i4memory.com/show/5080/understanding-intels-android-40-x86-optimizations)

    Earlier this week Computer World published a story…

  • [Techreport.com] Leaked slides spill Haswell details

    Ivy Bridge isn’t due out until next spring, but already, details are emerging on its Haswell successor. Haswell will be the first major architectural refresh since Sandy Bridge, and Intel talked briefly about it at IDF a couple of months ago. Now, presentation slides have leaked out…
  • [Techreport.com] Wednesday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*

    1. Reuters has an exclusive (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/08/us-hewlettpackard-webos-idUSTRE7A66UM20111108): hp weighing sale of webOS unit
    2. X-bit labs: Nidec resumes production…

  • [Hothardware.com] Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 Z68 Motherboard Review

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/Gigabyte-G1.Sniper2-thumbnail.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Gigabyte-G1Sniper2-Review/) We’ve looked at our share of Z68-based motherboards here at HotHardware, and the Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 is another stand-out to consider. The G1.Sniper2 is in…
  • [Techreport.com] Asus reveals trim, stylish Transformer Prime

    Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer has quickly become one of the most popular iPad alternatives in the rapidly growing tablet market. Now, the company has officially unveiled the next-generation Transformer Prime. This slimmed-down successor measures just 1/3″ thick, almost exactly matching the slender…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB PCI-E SSD Review

    Searches for affordable high capacity SSDs usually come up blank so several manufacturers have begun releasing hybrid solutions which combine the performance of an SSD with the storage space of the hard drive. *OCZ’s RevoDrive Hybrid is the latest to take on this challenge by combining a 100GB SSD…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Shaw Launches Fibre Optic Network

    Shaw Communications announced the next generation of Canada’s fastest Internet, with the launch of the nation’s first 100 Gigabit per second (Gbit/s) fibre-optic network. The network, delivered by Alcatel-Lucent, has the capability of carrying up to eighty-eight 100 Gbit/s channels over a single…
  • [Anandtech.com] OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G Review: A Fast MacBook Air SSD Upgrade

    I’ve written previously about the SSD lottery you play when you buy a new MacBook Air (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4528/the-2011-macbook-air-11-13inch-review). As with many commodity components, Apple sources its SSDs from two sources. For now, that appears to be Toshiba and Samsung. Apple tends…

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