Online News January 15, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] 7-series chipsets go Mini-ITX

    Big motherboard makers weren’t the only ones with 7-series motherboards on display at CES. While visiting Zotac’s suite at the show, we came across three mobos with Mini-ITX form factors, 7-series chipsets under their heatsinks, and LGA1155 sockets ready to accommodate Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge…
  • [Anandtech.com] Hands on with Samsung’s Line of New Notebooks

    Samsung showed off a completely new line of notebooks at CES, and we’ve gotten to go hands on with all of them. In addition to the refreshed Series 9 ultraportable that we saw earlier (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5366/handson-with-the-samsung-series-9), Samsung was showing off the new Series 5…
  • [Anandtech.com] Why Thunderbolt Won’t Come to the iPhone Anytime Soon

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5425/Thunderbolt_Block_Diagram_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5425/why-thunderbolt-wont-come-to-the-iphone-anytime-soon)

    Before CES there was a bunch of silliness…

  • [Anandtech.com] Sony Shows Off VAIO Slider Concept

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5427/slider-docimg_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5427/sony-shows-off-vaio-slider-concept)

    We’ve seen a lot of laptop ideas come and go over the years. One that seems to periodically resurface is the slider, a device that can function as a…

  • [Anandtech.com] AMD Clarifies 7000M Strategy

    CES has wrapped up now and we’re all back home, but we’ve still got a few items to cover. While Anand was meeting with AMD on Thursday to go over some other their other tech, I got a chance to head into a separate area for a briefing on their mobile technology. There are two items I…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday the 13th Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Computerworld: IBM smashes (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223396/IBM_smashes_Moore_s_Law_cuts_bit_size_to_12_atoms) Moore’s Law, cuts bit size to 12 atoms
    2. Fudzilla reports Intel explains…
  • [Techreport.com] The misadventures of Blu-ray in HTPC land

    If you’ll humor me, I’d like to take a brief break from all the CES coverage to complain about the sad state of Blu-ray on the PC. We’ve been, err, blessed with this format for more than five years now, yet the simplest task of watching a movie is still frustratingly complicated and expensive. …
  • [Techreport.com] Cooler Master expands clicky keyboard lineup

    Mechanical keyboards are all the rage these days, and Cooler Master is eager to get in on the action. The company had a number of clickety-clack designs on display at CES, including the numpad-less QuickFire keyboard introduced last year (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/21856). That…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. PC Perspective: AMD countering Ultrabooks with Ultrathin (http://www.pcper.com/news/Systems/AMD-Countering-Ultrabooks-Ultrathin-Notebooks) notebooks
    2. X-bit labs: LG Electronics to pay…
  • [Anandtech.com] Crucial Provides a Firmware Update for M4 to Fix The BSOD Issue

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5424/DSC_2629.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5424/crucial-provides-a-firmware-update-for-m4-to-fix-the-bsod-issue)

    Last week, we wrote about the BSOD issue that Crucial’s M4 SSDs were experiencing…

  • [Techpowerup.com] Anno 2070’s Draconian DRM: Guru3D’s Graphics Card Review Killed Off

    Hilbert Hagedoorn of well-known PC tech review site guru3d.com recently bought a copy of Ubisoft’s Anno 2070 and wanted to use it in one of his graphics card reviews. However, he became badly unstuck. This game comes on the Steam platform and the store page…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Sony Enhances Capabilities of Its USB MicroVault Memory Devices

    At CES 2012, Sony unveiled its enhanced USB memory MicroVault line. The new models (USM-Q, USM-P and USM-M) range from ultra-fast, high performance devices to stylish, easy-to-use models – all designed to meet consumers’ various needs.

    “Everyone has different requirements for what they want to…

  • [Legitreviews.com] ioSafe Zaps Rugged Portable Thunderbolt Drive with Tesla Coil at CES 2012

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1832/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1832/1/)ioSafe has created a reputation for attempting to creatively destroy one of their rugged external storage enclosures. Since Thunderbolt was very popular in the external storage markets for…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Sony Adds Ultra-high-speed Interface Compatibility to Its Line of SD Media

    At CES 2012, Sony announced it is expanding its line of SD cards with a new flagship series designed for ultra-high speed interface (UHS-I) compatibility, giving DSLR users superb speed and high performance. The new cards are available in capacities of 32 GB (SF-32UX), 16 GB (SF-16UX) and 8 GB…
  • [Expreview.com] AMD Shows off Low Cost Thunderbolt Alternative——Lightning Bolt

    Earlier Intel and Apple have joined hands to unleash the ThunderBolt, and the latter also took first lead to make its products be equipped the corresponding port. However, other manufacturers don’t widely promote ThunderBolt devices until CES 2012. The high cost is one of the reason that accounts…

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