Online News April 28, 2012

  • [Anandtech.com] Eurocom Monster 1.0: Gaming with Quad-Core IVB and Kepler at 11.6â??

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5792/m228_1-keyboard-shot_575px.JPG (http://i4memory.com/show/5792/eurocom-monster-10-gaming-with-quadcore-ivb-and-kepler-at-116)

    Eurocom is a company that we’ve seen a few times over the years (http://www.anandtech.com/tag/eurocom). Mostly,…

  • [Hothardware.com] Four Gaming Clichés That Absolutely Need To Die

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/Crates.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Four-Gaming-Clichs-That-Absolutely-Need-To-Die/)A few days ago, news broke that Max Payne 3 would require ~35GB of storage space. That’s a huge number; even Rage, released last year, came in at a hair under 20GB. If…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Microsoft Canada President to Step Down

    Microsoft Canada is undergoing a change in leadership. The Canadian arm of the world’s largest software company announced Friday afternoon that current president Eric Gales will be stepping down at the end of the month. Mr. Gales has been in the position for nearly three years, and is stepping down…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] LG Makes Dynamic Viewing Experience Mainstream with New IPS Monitors

    LG Electronics (LG) today announced the availability of a new line of monitors, the IPS4 series. These monitors feature In-Plane Switching (IPS) rather than conventional Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, allowing for superb color reproduction, exceptional picture quality and unmatched color shift-free…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] EA Said to be in Take Over Discussions

    Bloomberg and CNN Money are reporting that South Korean, though Tokyo headquartered, game company Nexon has made a bid to take over Electronic Arts. Maeil Business, a major South Korean business publication, first reported the possible takeover earlier this week, citing unidentified industry…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Samsung Wraps Quarter With Record Numbers

    Samsung Electronics reported Friday that it had posted a record profit of $5.15 billion, usurping Nokia as the world’s top mobile phone seller, and possibly outselling Apple in the smartphone market if one report is to be believed. Samsung’s shares hit an all-time high in morning trading after the…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Asus’ P8Z77-V Premium gets almost official

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/15700/P8Z77_V_PREMIUM_1.jpg

    Remember that new Asus Z77 motherboard we reported about the other day? It appears that the P8Z77-V Premium is almost ready for launch, as now a collection of much more detailed pictures have made an…

  • [VR-Zone.com] Asus reveals two budget friendly P8Z77-V motherboard models

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/15703/p8z77_vlx_2.jpg

    If you like many others have found Asus’ range of P8Z77-V motherboards a bit on the expensive side, then the new P8Z77-V LK and P8Z77-V LX models might be what you’ve been waiting for, as both of these just…

  • [Techpowerup.com] Ivy Bridge-powered Acer V3 Start Shipping This Weekend

    Acer revealed that a few Intel Ivy Bridge Core-powered models among its V3 series notebooks will start shipping first in Japan, starting this weekend (ahead of other markets). The Aspire V3-571-H78F is part of the launch. This 15.6-incher will be driven by Intel Core i7-3612QM quad-core processor…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Apple Seeks to Patent MacBook Air Design, OLED Brightness

    Apple wants to hold patents to the wedge-shaped design of its MacBook Air, and an interesting technique to adjust OLED display brightness. The application for this patent passed through USPTO, on Thursday. The application describes claims over “wedge shaped top case”, with a lid hinged to a base….
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Sharkoon Intros QuickPort Intern Multi 5.25 inch Front-Panel

    Sharkoon is expanding their “QuickPort” product line. In addition to their popular external docking stations for unobstructed hard drives, the accessory specialist has maintained an assortment of removable, internal SATA hard drive frames known as the “QuickPort Internal” series.

    With the…

  • [Techpowerup.com] Firefox 13 Beta Available for Download

    Not wasting much time following the Firefox 12 launch, Mozilla has now made available the public beta version of its next browser release. The Firefox 13 beta features an updated default home page (providing quicker access to bookmarks, history and settings), a tweaked new tab experience (users are…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Japan’s Nexon Attempting to Buy Out EA?

    Electronic Arts (EA) had a good day at the markets, on Thursday morning, following a report in a South Korean daily which claimed that Japan’s Nexon Corporation is in a bid to buy it out. This report was mirrored by Bloomberg video on Thursday morning as markets opened Stateside. EA shares are…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) G.Skill Hosts Extreme Overclocking Competition with HWBOT, in May

    Following the release of its new extreme DDR3 lineup, TridentX, G.SKILL is thrilled to host an extreme overclocking contest at HWBOT, the widely recognized authority in the field of overclocking. The G.SKILL CUP OC competition will start May 1st and run until May 30th and consists of three…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Club 3D Introduces its PokerSeries after Launch of HD 7870 JokerCard

    Following the introduction of Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 Joker card with DiRT Showdown yesterday, the company today introduces its brand new “Poker Series”. With its new “PokerSeries” Club 3D offers a new level of special graphics cards that deliver the best performance, newest features and best…

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