Online News May 28, 2012

  • [Bit-tech.net] Intel HD 4000 Investigation

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2012/05/intel-hd-4000-investigation/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/05/28/intel-hd-4000-investigation/1)Intel claims that the HD 4000 graphics core is more than just a tick, but is it right?Image:…
  • [Expreview.com] Thermaltake Unleashes Toughpower XT 1275W Platinum Snow Edition PSU

    Thermaltake recently unleashes its Toughpower XT 1275W Platinum Snow Edition PSU, which adopts a white color scheme. The power supply delivers up to 94% high power efficiency, and it features the Full Bridge and LLC resonance with DC-DC module and interleaved PFC circuit designs that provide a high…
  • [Expreview.com] Streacom Delivers FC9 and FC10 HTPC Case

    Streacom is going to introduce its FC9 and FC10 HTPC case in Computex 2012, the cases are available with silver and black color options. The two cases feature aluminum design, the CPU base makes contact with the processor which conveys heat to condensation through heatpipes. Streacom FC9 measures…
  • [Expreview.com] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Coming in July or August

    As Sweclockers reported, NVIDIA  will release its another Kepler-based graphics card——GTX 660 in July and August. According to the source, GTX 660 is based on GK106 architecture, features 768 CUDA cores, 4 SMXs, 64 texture units, 2GB memory with memory interface of 256-bit. The pricing will be set…
  • [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] 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…

  • [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…
  • [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) 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…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Asus UX32VD will be an upgrade over the current UX31 ultrabook

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/16023/ux32vd.jpg

    Asus will be releasing an updated version of its Zenbook UX31 ultraportable laptop soon. The Zenbook UX31 is currently one of the more popular ultrabook on the market, and Asus intends to stay true to the UX31’s…

  • [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,…

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