Online News May 27, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Minecraft almost as popular as Call of Duty

    Is it time to call Minecraft a cultural phenomenon? The sandbox building game has enjoyed incredible success on the PC, where it was honed through several alpha and beta releases before version 1.0 hit. Developer Mojang has continued to update the game, which now has nearly 30 million registered…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Nvidia CEO: GeForce Grid (http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/24/3041115/nvidia-ceo-geforce-grid-cable-tv) ‘will do for video games
    what cable television did for video’ – The Verge
    2. Pocket-lint: Is Facebook about to buy…
  • [Techreport.com] Toshiba hybrid drive coming to ultrabooks in September

    Hybrid storage solutions come in many flavors, but Seagate is the only one making something that fits inside a standard hard drive form factor. Two (http://techreport.com/articles.x/18989) generations (http://techreport.com/articles.x/22057) of the Momentus XT have combined traditional mechanical…
  • [Techreport.com] Rumor: Much of HP Enyo team to leave for Google

    Last December, after months of uncertainty, HP announced (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22141) its plans for the ill-fated webOS: the mobile operating system would be surrendered to the open-source community, as would its Enyo application framework, and HP would retain an active role in…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: More storage bargains

    All the juicy discounts seem to be among mechanical and solid-state drives this week. We’ve singled out two of each for our latest deal ‘o the week post.

    Let’s start with the SSDs. OCZ’s Agility 3 120GB is currently on sale for $109.99 with free shipping…

  • [Anandtech.com] Laptop Graphics Face Off: Diablo III Performance

    Blizzard’s latest iteration of their hack ‘n slash Diablo series is making plenty of news, and we managed to get a copy for testing purposes. If you haven’t read much about Diablo III, the short skinny is that it’s not particularly demanding when it comes to desktop…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Siri No Longer Welcomed in the Halls of Big Blue

    IBM – a long proponent of the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ movement – has banned employees from using Siri for official business. Apple has long disclosed that its servers retain users’ voice queries, as this ever-expanding database allows the service to be improved. In the words of the iPhone’s EULA,…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Gigabyte unveils mini-ITX Q77 motherboard, destined for business AIO’s

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/16036/MSQ77DI.jpg

    Gigabyte’s OEM motherboard division has been busy churning out new products and one of its latest additions is the MSQ77DI, a mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel’s Q77 chipset. The board is sadly not intended for…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Icy Dock Introduces the MB559U3S-1S and MB559U3S-1SB External HDD Enclosures

    External enclosures provide a great avenue for many professional & enterprise users in the media field looking for an easy way to store, backup data or transport hard drives. The ability to have slim, removable and heat dissipation are all critical features that truly protect, transport and store…
  • [VR-Zone.com] This Android 4.0 smartphone looks suspiciously similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note [with video]

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/16016/n8000top.jpg

    Want a Samsung Galaxy Note knock-off that looks just like the real McCoy, actually has pretty decent specs, and is way cheaper (19,800 yen or US$248.52)? Then head on over to aPad specialist store in Akihabara, where…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Monster Intros Three New High-Performance Headphones

    Monster, the global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-performance headphones, is dramatically raising the bar for headphone sound and style at this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, introducing three ground-breaking new models that deliver an astounding new level of audio quality, while…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Spire CoolGate 2011 CPU Cooler Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1934/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1934/1/)The Spire CoolGate 2011 universal CPU cooler is a towering direct contact heat-pipe solution based on the gate-duct airflow principle. The base has 4 direct touch heat-pipes that make…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Streacom FC9 and FC10 Spec’d

    Streacom’s newest duo of silent all-aluminum cases for HTPCs, the micro-ATX FC9, and the ATX FC10, inch closer to their Computex 2012 launch. Their specifications were leaked by the company’s Chinese website. Both cases ensure the machines running in them stay quiet, and remain completely fanless,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Dell Windows 8 Tablet Leaks

    As revealed by a leaked slide, Dell’s Windows 8 plans include the launch of a 10-inch tablet running Microsoft’s upcoming operating system. Interestingly-enough, although Windows 8 will be ARM-friendly the tablet Dell has in the works, named Latitude 10, is going to be powered by an x86 processor,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Dell Completes Acquisition of Cloud Client Computing Leader Wyse Technology

    Dell today announced it has completed its acquisition of Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing. The combination of Wyse’s capabilities with Dell’s existing desktop virtualization offerings position the company as the leader in the desktop virtualization, enabling it to offer…

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